Thursday, April 4, 2019

Altenew 5th Anniversary Blog Hop Day 3 + Giveaway



Big congratulations to Altenew for turning FIVE YEARS OLD!!! I still remember, way back when, Tasnim telling me she has plans for something really exciting ... and then all of a sudden there is this huge company that has totally taken over the papercrafting world! You just knew it was going to be a runaway success from the very first release. I couldn't be more happy. It's hard to believe they've come this far in only five years. Absolutely can't wait to see what the next five years will bring : )

You may have come from Simply Cards & Papercraft, but if not feel free to start at the beginning of this Anniversary Blog Hop with Altenew.



I've been getting in the habit of making a few extra items while I have all the supplies out, so there was a small pile of leftover blooms sitting on my desk from the recent Build-A-Flower releases I've been a part of. In the past I'd tend to either save these leftovers for a rainy day (which never comes) or just plain forget about them. With my conscious effort to use it or lose it, I present to you the "Frankenstein bouquet" on my card ... a few lovely flowers arranged together from several different sets.


This bouquet is composed of a pink/purple Japanese Mum, two of the Sweet Violets from this past week's release, and a green Peony and berries from a blog hop last year. Above are the original cards I made from each set.
 

As with other floral arrangements, I tend to only adhere the flowers in the center to the card base, which allows for the petals to be curved outwards.


I do love a formal bouquet of matching blooms, but there is also something to be said for a casual gathering of flowers that makes you think they've been just brought in from the backyard and stuck in a vase in the kitchen. Effortless, yet beautiful. Just like beach hair : )


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Prizes
Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 5 lucky winners and one Altenew Academy class to 10 lucky winners. There are also 14 awesome companies/crafty friends who are celebrating with us, and they are offering the following prizes:


Be sure to leave comments by 4/12/2019 for a chance to win! 33 winners will be chosen at random from the comments left on any of the blogs listed below and will be announced on the Altenew Blog on 4/20/2019.

Your next stop on this celebratory blog hop is Meghann Andrew who has something fabulous to share with you!
  
Thanks so much for stopping by! 
-Kelly

156 comments:

  1. Effortless and yet Beautiful ,very true !

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  2. I adore this! I love how you mixed the different sets and made this beautiful bouquet that I now need to try! AMAZING!

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  3. Lovely card! Thank you for sharing!

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  4. Love the analogy! Beautiful bouquet. Thank you for sharing your art and humor!

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  5. Love how you used leftovers from different sets to make this gorgeous card!

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  6. Altenew has the BEST flower stamps! GREAT card! Happy 5th Birthday Altenew!

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  7. What a lovely arrangement of flowers for your card...fabulous
    Well done and tfs

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  8. Your mix of flowers is so vibrant they practically jump off the page! Beautiful!

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  9. Love the mixed bouquet of Altenew flowers. So pretty.

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  10. Thanks for the inspiration Kelly! I love Altenew products! I save and save so I can buy more! I can't have enough! Happy Anniversary Altenew!

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  11. What a pretty card!! Beautiful bouquet :)

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  12. Love your card and the bouquet. Just lovely!

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  13. WOW.. your card is amazing! Love the purple colors.
    Thanks for the inspiration.

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  14. Cute! Love your mixed bouquet of flowers and they go together so well to make a beautiful card!

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  15. Another fun day on the Blog Hop. Congratulations to Altenew!

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  16. Such a stunning bouquet of flowers, nicely done!

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  17. Your card is beautiful and yes a random collection of flowers from the yard is always nice!

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  18. Reusing bits and pieces from older cards feels good, I really like your Frankenstein of a bouquet Kelly - it's a bit like being a florist, right?!
    Happy 5 to Altenew!

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  19. Beauitufl card an d I love how you mixed the stamp sets. So pretty and fresh!

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  20. Love your floral arrangement!

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  21. Love the coloring on all your flowers. Really beautifully done. Thanks for sharing your creativity!

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  22. Your combination of the different flowers makes a lovely bouquet. Happy 5th anniversary to Altenew!

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  23. Very beautiful card. How smart to keep the pieces from other projects. Thanks for sharing with us on this fun Altenew hop!

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  24. Just love the way you used your "extra leftover " flowers. They went together very well and made a beautiful card.

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  25. What an easy and quick way to create cards! I can pull out all of my extras and create natural looking bouquets. Thanks for your inspiration.

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  26. This is stunning! I love the colors!!!!

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  27. Frankenstein never looked this lovely. Great card!

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  28. What a gracious bouquet! Wonderful cards, thank you, Denise

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  29. oh what a Beautiful arrangement of flowers..
    Happy Anniversary Altnew
    hugs

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  30. I saw your card on IG and fell in love with the contrasts of blooms, colors and texture! Bravo

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  31. Happy 5th Anniversary to Altenew! Congrats!!!

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  32. Gorgeous bouquet Kelly! Thanks for sharing! And happy anniversary to Altenew!

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  33. Lovely combo of flowers! I love when you can make something pretty with your leftovers!

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  34. My beach hair leaves a lot to be desired, but this mixed bouquet is stunning!!

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  35. delightful card - love the coloring and layering:)

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  36. You are so incredibly talented. Thank you for inspiring me to create.

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  37. Love your “Frankenstein “ bouquet! So Pretty!

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  38. Oh...I love your bouquet of flowers! You have created a beautiful card with your colors and design. Thanks for sharing.

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  39. Lovely. Liked that you used different flowers
    Thank you for sharing

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  40. Beautiful card. I love how you combined sets (why didn't I think of that?). The Peony Bouquet set is one of my first (and favorite) Altenew layering sets.

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  41. Nice work, love the different flowers on one card

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  42. Fabulous COLORING! I Love all the different flowers!

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  43. Great idea to save "leftover" flowers and you created a GORGEOUS Bouquet!

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  44. your gold sentiment really pops

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  45. Beautiful card!! I love the colors!!!

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  46. such a lovely card and I like the fact that you've used a few sets!

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  47. I love your combination of all the different flowers! A beautiful bouquet!

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  48. Beautiful arrangements, thanks for sharing your talents with us.

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  49. Love the different flowers you used from different stamp sets! Lovely bouquet.

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  50. ADORE your design, Kelly! What a super gorgeous creation! So happy to be hopping along with you, my friend!

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  51. You mixed it up and made a lovely bouquet...great job. Thank you so much for sharing today,

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  52. I had to laugh at the idea of your "Franken-flowers" but it works! Lol. Thanks for the inspiration :)

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  53. Beautiful card, love your Frankenstein approach!

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  54. Such a wonderful idea. It is a perfect bouquet. Happy Anniversary Altenew.

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  55. OMG, so pretty! They different flowers and colors went together so well.

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  56. Such a beautiful card! Love the colors.
    Thanks so much for sharing...

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  57. The Frankenstein Bouquet? Too funny!! I like the mix of flowers you used on on this. Sometimes you just have to use the leftovers for something!!

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  58. Beautifully arranged card. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  59. Nice job using so many different sets flowers.

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  60. Great color combination. Beautiful card.

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  61. So like your Frankenstein bouquet. They say variety is the spice of life and I say you are keepin it spicy. Great card.

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  62. What a pretty card! And I love that you mixed flowers from different stamp sets! Beautiful colors too! What's not to love? :)

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  63. Fabulous floral card. Beautiful colors. Great inspiration. Happy 5th Anniversary Altenew.

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  64. Great way to use leftovers. Very pretty card.

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  65. Your Frankenstein bouquet is such a misnomer - it turned out so beautiful. Thanks for sharing. I love seeing everyone's creations.

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  66. HAHAHA, "Frankenstein!" I love it when my leftovers can be thrown together into something beautiful. It sort of justifies my hoarding mentality. Your kitchen sink approach makes a lovely bouquet. Thanks for sharing and congrats to Altenew!

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  67. Love the beautiful bouquet you created! Thanks for joining in on Altenew's 5th Anniversary blog hop!

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  68. Beautiful card! Thanks for the chance to win and sharing.

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  69. Gorgeous card. Happy 5th Anniversary!

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  70. Thank you so much for sharing this. I have a container full of extra pieces that I am going to dig out this weekend and put to good use! You've inspired me to mix it up!!

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  71. I love the colors you used,. And your BAF set is gorgeous, I need to get that stamp & die too.

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  72. Beautiful card. Thank you for sharing.
    Tracey x

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  73. I love how you mixed the flowers!

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  74. Hahahaa...just like beach hair...love it! Beautiful bouquet. Worksjust right. Thanks for sharing your great inspiration.

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  75. Beautiful card! I'm starting to like that violet stamp set. I would be perfect for a card to my sister. Her second name is Orvokki which means Violet (the flower) in finnish

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  76. Thanks for sharing this fresh, beautiful creation

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  77. An awesome combination of flowers and leaves.

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  78. What a beautiful combination of flowers and leaves. Such a great idea to create extras.

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  79. A gorgeous 'bouquet' of pretty flowers.

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  80. Thanks for sharing your beautiful card. Happy 5th Anniversary Altenew.

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  81. Gorgeous! Beautiful coloring!

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  82. All the flowers! I love this card because of the different flowers and colors. Gorgeous!

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  83. great work and happy birthday to Altenew

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  84. Beautiful combination of flowers. I woudldn't have thought to put all of those together, but they look great!

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  85. Wow! Such a gorgeous card! The flowers are beautiful! What a great idea to make a few extra flowers while you have supplies out!!

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  86. Thanks for sharing this beautiful card.

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  87. Wow just stunning, love this flowery card!

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  88. beautiful bouquet!! Happy anniversary Altenew!!

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  89. Beautiful cards gives me a lot of inspiration

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  90. Beautiful card and bouquet, great analogy. Thanks for sharing you talents!

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  91. I love your idea behind this card. I often have a hard time using the extras that I have saved to "use eventually". You have created a wonderful card.

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  92. Love your beautiful bouquet of gorgeous flowers! Love the idea of putting a bunch of different flowers together to form a unique and lovely card!

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  93. This is such a beautiful bouquet!! TFS!

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  94. A beautiful bouquet of so many lovely build-a-flower stamps. Happy Anniversary Altenew

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  95. First of all, Kelly, I applaud your new habit of making more designs while the supplies are out, all of them stunning! I think you just might start a new trend of Frankenstein bouquets with this sensational arrangement! Seriously, it's incredibly lovely and a brilliant idea!! Hugs, Darnell

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  96. Gorgeous card(s) Kelly. Those pretty flowers look great together... lovely arrangement and colors. Also love the heat embossed word in the greeting. So pretty. Happy Anniversary to Altanew!

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  97. "Frankenstein bouquet" Ha, Love it! I actually really dig the variety. It does remind me of a bouquet I would pick on a Sunday stroll in a garden. Thanks for sharing your creativity. Be Well, Jen Brier

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  98. Your bouquet (and card) is beautiful !
    Thank you for sharing your creativity in using "leftovers".
    Spring greetings from Belgium

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  99. Gorgeous bouquet and stunning colouring.
    Thank you Kelly for your inspiration and participating in this great Altenew 5th Anniversary party.

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  100. Wow, your colors are amazing. Very talented!

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  101. What a lovely display of Altenew flowers!!! It is a gorgeous card, may have to try something similar with the few I have. Thanks for sharing.

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  102. Oh, I LOVE this! You have a knack for mixing just the right colors in your various flowers to make one gorgeous array! I've never seen this done before, but bet I'll be seeing it a lot moving forward. Great talent for unique creation.

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  103. I love your beautiful smorgasbord of flowers! So pretty & unexpected!

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  104. Your combination of flowers made a gorgeous card, definitely not a "Frankenstein bouquet". LOL

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  105. Fabulous card! Love your mix & match flowers and wonderful style.

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  106. BEAUTIFUL card!
    I have NEVER seen such a WONDERFUL Frankenstein Bouquet, EVER and I LOVE it! I tend to make extras when creating and tuck them aside for that "rainy day" that never coincides with a crafty day => THANK YOU for sharing and INSPIRING :)
    PS - LOVE the cards that were the "beginnings" of your card today!

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  107. Wonderful card - I love how you combined the different products to make such a lovely, detailed Spring bouquet! Very inspirational and I may have to take a look at the products I have and consider something similar - especially as it looks like something perfect for Mother's Day!

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  108. How I Love this wonderful bouquet!

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  109. Franken-flowers are gorgeous.
    I put things aside and then never
    think to use them. Glad these
    got their day on a card.
    thanks for sharing
    txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  110. Beautiful card and beautiful bouquet. Amazing how well all the colors look together. Thanks for the inspiration--now I know what to do with leftover flowers.

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  111. What a great way to use those leftover flowers! I've always loved mixed bouquets - the different shapes and colors together are beautiful. Thanks for sharing!

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  112. I think these flowers look great together. Nice way to use your stash of leftovers. I really like the green flower.

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  113. Beautiful card and lovely style
    Thank you so much for sharing...!!

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  114. Frankenstein bouquet. Great name for a great card. Turned out beautifully.

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  115. Truly beautiful card! Delightful how all those different flowers worked together for you!

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  116. *snort* Frankenstein bouquet. And yet, it works! I'm sometimes afraid to combine different sets like this because they have slightly different feels, but clearly I need to get over myself and just try it! Thanks for sharing with us.

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  117. Very pretty card! Love the way you have combined so many different stamp sets. Congrats to Altenew on turning 5! I have loved their designs right from the first release. Wishing them many more years of fabulous success!

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  118. Wow. Beautiful card Kelly! ❤

    ~ Priyanka Kantak

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  119. Beautiful card! The colors work together so nicely and I love the dimension and layers with all the flowers!

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  120. Beautiful card. I love the bouquet look

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  121. Beautiful bouquet!! Love how you have used all these different flowers together!

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  122. What a spectacular bouquet!! I love all of the different flowers. Happy Birthday to Altenew!!

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  123. Beautiful bouquet!! Love all the flowers together!

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  124. Wow! So many colors. So many flowers. All of it GORGEOUS! You have done a great job putting all those flowers together on the front of one card.

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  125. Love your reference to beach hair...haha. What a beautiful card with an effortless bouquet! The colours you chose really do make them seem like they were naturally picked out of a garden!

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  126. Beautiful bouquet of flowers! Love the colours!

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  127. Love love love this! Lovely bouquet of flowers!

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  128. Very lovely card with all the different colors :)

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  129. Amazingly gorgeous card! These flowers are stunning

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  130. I'm so happy to watch altenew's success! luv the "leftovers"!

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  131. Beautiful bouquet. I like the colors.

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  132. Gorgeous and a perfect card for spring and summer. Thanks for sharing and Happy Anniversary Altenew!

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  133. Love your sense of humor and they way you gathered the flowers for your card. Unique and beautiful. Thank you for posting.

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I absolutely love reading comments. Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to leave one! - Kelly