Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Altenew June 2019 Stamp/Die/Stencil Release Blog Hop + Giveaway



I can't even begin to express how much fun I had with Altenew's June release of stamps and dies, so perhaps it's just best if I jump right to showing you! I have a ton of goodies to share : ) This is your first stop on the hop after the Altenew Card Blog.
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You are going to see some amazingly beautiful stamp sets from Altenew in this release, but before we get to those, I need to show you this MUST. HAVE. SET. It's called Sentiment Strips, and if you don't pick up anything else from this release (which is honestly saying a lot) you need to stop and add this to your cart now! 
 
Once you get the set, DON'T TOUCH any of the stamps. Leave them as-is on the packaging. Tape the packaging to your MISTI. You now have one gigantic sentiment stamper! Take this opportunity to stamp many sheets of sentiments and then cut them out with your paper trimmer.
I remember the first time I saw Rubeena's pile of embossed sentiment strips, and how I wished for a pile of my own. Now I have one, and it was so quick and easy! About two dozen different sentiments, for all different occasions, just waiting to finish off your cards. Such a great set!

Now, on to the parade of cards (many of which use these sentiments) ... 
First is the amazing Pan Sketch Mandala set ... it's an XL size, more than covering the width of your A2 card. This one is stamped and then selectively colored with watercolors.
There are so many different sections you can choose to color or leave empty, that you'll have dozens of different looks depending on your choices. Three of the sentiment strips finish off the card.
Same set, different look. Do you believe this is all from one mandala image? After blending ink in the different sections, I cut the mandala into four pieces and rearranged them onto a black card base.
This would be a great formula to make a set of cards with. And another three sentiment strips for the win!
Still wanting to try more ideas with the mandala, I stamped and cut out tone-on-tone sections of the mandala. Each section was blended with the same color ink it was stamped with. Any guesses what I used these for?
A rainbow! Layering each section on top of each other makes the prettiest rainbow, full of all sorts of details.
For the bottom of the card I cut out some cloud shapes and used another one of the sentiment strips.  Not only do you get this cute rainbow, but since it's only half of a circle, the bonus is that you're left with a second rainbow for a second card!
For the second card I used the stunning Mid Century Frame die as a sun shining behind the rainbow.
I like how you can just barely see the sun's rays coming through the inside of the rainbow. The sentiment is from the mandala set and seems to fit very well with this card.
So many different looks from one very large stamp!

The Mid-Century Frame die makes a great sun, as you just saw, but look how amazing it is on its own here, cut from gold foil paper. I have such an affinity for finely detailed die cuts, and this definitely checks that box. Although the name of the die is Mid-Century, I was going for a Hollywood Regency / Art Deco look with the gold against the black, and the strong vertical stripes.  
The gold embossed sentiment is partially from the Sunflower Daisy stamp set and the Pen Sketch Mandala stamp set. The vellum circle happened to be laying on my desk (left over from the inside of the sun's rays) and is just perfect to use here.
The Pattern Power stamp set comes with seven different main patterns you can make for the background of your card. So very useful for a variety of looks! This cards showcases the triangle stamp that you can stamp in up to three different colors as you rotate the stamp around.
My Godson is such a talented jazz pianist AND gifted acedemic student that he was accepted into the first Computer Science and Music program at the University of Illinois (which is also the alma matter for me, my husband and my Godson's parents)! This is his graduation card, featuring the blue and orange colors of our school. I cut out an "I" for Illinois and stamped the "Yeah!!" sentiment from this set down the middle. 

One of the fun things about a set like this is seeing what happens when you stamp the patterns. I was pretty surprised that the unassuming little stamp with the scallops would make such an interesting design!

I didn't want to cover up all the happiness so I simply finished it off with the "Wow!" sentiment from this set as well as some sentiment strips.

This is one set that will take awhile to explore and see what it can do. I have a feeling I can make dozens of cards with it!
The last two cards are from the Sunflower Daisy stamp set and coordinating dies. Wow!! This layering set is so detailed and realistic looking I had to show my husband as soon as I made one of the flowers. Even he was impressed at how I "colored it" wink, wink!
It's always so fun to "arrange" the flowers on your card! I appreciate that this set includes more detailed, multi-step leaf clusters, as well as simple leaf clusters, both of which are used here. The sentiment is from this set and is perfect for a graduation!
I had more sunflowers left over so I made one more card. Thie one has the mandala stamped and embossed in gold on a background panel, the Frilly Frame die in white, and two sets of flowers and leaves layered on top.
It has a vintage look to it with all the fussy layers. But, I think it's not too busy because it's limited to mostly one color with the yellows and golds. 
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You made it! Didn't I tell you there are so many amazing new stamp and die sets being released? Like I said though, the must-have for me has got to be the Sentiment Strips. I love having them all sit in a little saucer on my crafting table, just waiting to be used!

Prizes:
To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog by 6/18/19 for a chance to win.

We’ll also draw a winner to receive a $20 gift certificate from the comments left on each designer’s blog on the blog hop list below. All winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 6/22/19.

I am very pleased to send you to the lovely and talented May Sukyong Park who is sharing a stunning watercolor card with lots of tips!

Thanks so much for stopping by! If you enjoyed your time here, I'd welcome you to follow me on Instagram for all my latest projects!

Kelly




Supplies Used (with affiliate links where available, at no additional cost to you):

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In case you get lost, here's the complete list of stops along this hop: 

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109 comments:

  1. Oh wow, so many great ideas!! I'm off to do some heat embossing with my sentiment strips set right now - such a genius idea!
    Also, how you used the Pen Sketch Mandala stamp is so cool! Definitely going to try that :)

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  2. Hey Kelly! What an amazing release from Altenew. ALL of your projects are just beautiful. I'm in love with this sunflower/daisy layering set. You'd think I'd get over these after a while. But, no. : ) Another purchase to keep my card making fresh!

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  3. What a great job with the new release! So Creative! Love the mandala, and the geometrics!

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  4. Gorgeous cards!! Love the idea of the sentiments too, so brilliant. Thank you. :-)

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  5. Wow! Amazing ideas. I love them all1

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  6. Wow! Great inspiration! I love the Mid-century die.

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  7. Such an amazing idea to pre-stamp all of the sentiments!! I wish I hadn't already used mine, and I fear I'll never get them straight on acetate sheet if I try to do this myself! I may need to get another set just for this purpose....

    Thanks for joining the hop, and congrats to your Godson!

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  8. I love how you stamped all the sentiments at once, I seen someone else do that also and its a huge time saver.

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  9. Wow! So many fabulous cards!! And I love the idea of keeping a collection of sentiments handy! :)

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  10. Lovely cards! Wish there was a video!

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  11. You had a field day creating all these beautiful cards! Thanks for the inspiration! And I just ordered the Sentiments stamp set so that I can use it as you did! Great technique and time saver! :)

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  12. I love that background builder set - your cards are marvelous!

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  13. Oh Kelly, I'm in so much trouble...this release is calling my name, and even more so since seeing your cards. Love the idea of having a stash of sentiments right at my fingertips, and this set would probably become a 'go-to' set. Love, love, love that mandala rainbow! You're such a clever card maker! I think that your mid-century frame card is my favorite, though. I love the simplicity of this die, and the interest it adds to your card. You've made such awesome cards, and I'm so impressed by all you've made. Well done, girl! Sending hugs! xo Bev

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  14. Amazing designs Kelly! The Pattern Power set is so versatile! thanks for the awesome inspiration!

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  15. Wow! Such variety, and colors. Thanks.

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  16. Such a beautiful array of cards! Those sentiment strips are fabulous!

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  17. These are all so dynamic! Love the all in one stamp of the sentiments to have on hand.

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  18. All your cards are fabulous! Thanks for sharing all your creative ideas and showing the versitility of the geometric and mandala stamp sets.

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  19. Such a "duh" moment of using the sentiment stamp as a master for premade sentiments! I'm so keeping this in mind ☺ excellent sample cards too!

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  20. So many fabulous projects!! I love the tip for embossing the sentiment strips!!!

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  21. great creations and perfect tip for the sentiment strips!!

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  22. Beautiful creations and great tips Kelly..Thanks for sharing!!

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  23. Oh my, they are all fabulous! So many wonderful sets to choose from!

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  24. Beautiful inspiration! Loving all the new die frames.

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  25. Wow, you have been busy! And my wish list for this release just grew heaps longer! I am especially loving the sunflower and the pattern stamp sets.

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  26. So interesting, I never would have thought to cut the image apart. Thanks also for the tip of stamping the sentiments several times with the stamp together. You are one smart & talented lady.

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  27. I love your suggestion to keep the sentiments together and stamp them all at once!! Fabulous idea!! I love all of your cards but I really love the Sunflower card, it's gorgeous!!!

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  28. Good Grief Woman, you're a ROCK STAR. I LOVE EVERYTHING.

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  29. Oh WOW…lovley Artwork <3 The Pattern Set is my favorite

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  30. What an awesome way to create a lot of those very cool word strips quickly! Just added that stamp set to my cart!! So many very useful sentiments in this one. And love the sunflower stamp and your card using it. Thanks for some amazing inspiration today!

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  31. Loving all the color! Vibrant and eye catching! Sentiment strip idea is awesome!

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  32. Beautiful cards! Love the sentiment strip idea!

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  33. Wow, Kelly! SO MANY amazing projects!!!! Thank you for all the inspiration!!

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  34. So MANY great ideas!! Great cards! But I couldn't get past your first idea of stamping the whole Sentiment Strips Stamp Set together and making a bunch and cutting them with a paper trimmer! Blew me away. I have to get that set and may NEVER take it apart.....lol!

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  35. Beautiful cards! So much great inspiration!

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  36. So many incredible cards! I love the rainbow mandala the most!

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  37. Beautiful creations and release!

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  38. Fabulous cards! I am loving those sentiment strips, mandala and sunflower daisy!

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  39. wonderful cards, Kelly - the sentiment strips are definitely going into my cart!!

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  40. I have told myself that I absolutely don't k=need another flower layering set, but somehow the Sunflower Daisy set just jumped into my cart! And I love the Mid-Century frame die, too.

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  41. Oh Kelly! All of your cards are beautiful. What inspiration. And the colors you chose are fantastic. I tend to go for darker colors but I'm going to start using bright, vibrant colors like you did.

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  42. Wonderful cards! I can't even decide which I like best, they're all so beautiful!

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  43. Great bunch of cards but the tip about printing and cutting all the sentiments at once is fabulous. Thanks

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  44. What terrific, colorful collection of cards. I am so in love with the Sunflower Daisy stamp set!!!!!

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  45. wow - these projects are stunning - thanks for the inspiration:)

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  46. Kelly, your creativity is just outstanding! Those mandala cards are really gorgeous and so unique! And, I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your sentiment strips idea...can't wait to make my own pile of sentiments!!

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  47. Such creative products and you've used them so well, really beautiful, thank you for your examples

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  48. Wonder cards, Kelly and love your sentiments tips.

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  49. So many beautiful ideas! Thank you!

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  50. WOW WOW WOW! I feel I could just stop the hop here and now!! So many beautiful creations using my favorites of the new release!!

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  51. Beautiful cards, I LOVE the mandala rainbow!

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  52. So many gorgeous cards and even more excited about your creative tips! Thanks!

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  53. Beautiful cards! So many ideas!

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  54. So many stunning cards and so colorful!!! Really great ideas and am loving your cards using the new colorful mandala!

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  55. Wow you have been busy! I am really loving this release, there is so much good stuff in there! I'm LOVING your rainbow mandala card, so clever, and that is some pretty amazing stamping you are showing off with those patterns!

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  56. I want a pile of sentiment strips, too! Your samples are all gorgeous! I'm a sucker for rainbows so the mandala of Many Colors is my favorite!

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  57. Such gorgeous cards. Love the sentiment strips. Great release...
    Thanks for sharing.

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  58. WOW! Love all of your cards, Kelly! And, the tip for stamping and embossing the sentiment strips all at once is such a great one. Love Altenew's new release!!

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  59. So many beautiful cards and great inspirations.

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  60. How on earth do you mlm have so much creativity? I love to see what others make. Beautiful.

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  61. Oh Kelly, so many fantastic ideas and designs! You have outdone yourself.
    Thank you so much for sharing your talents with us.
    T x

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  62. What beautiful cards. I love the Mandala card on the black background. The Sunflower Daisy set is one of my favorites from this release.

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  63. What an amazing array of inspiration art, Kelly! Just WOW! And you are a genius with that tip on embossing the whole sheet of sediments before cutting!!! Mwah! Hugs, Darnell

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  64. Oh I just knew it would be "dangerous" to visit your blog and see all your amazing projects! My jaw just kept dropping lower and lower. LOVE.THEM.ALL!

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  65. Wow, Kelly! So many amazing cards! I love the idea of embossing the whole sheet of sentiments and cutting them up to use as needed! Thanks so much for the wonderful inspiration!

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  66. AmaZing just amazing how you come up with out of the box ideas for using the supplies.I mean who could imagine a mandala rainbow !! Loved the vibrant color and specially the patterns !

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  67. Fabulous idea for the sentiment strips! I am absolutely going to give that a try too!!! I love the mandala rainbow too - what great layers!

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  68. Wow--I am amazed at all your wonderful cards. I really like the idea of making the sentiment strips.

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  69. Fantastic use of sets to create beautiful cards! Love them all. Thanks for sharing!

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  70. Oh! all these cards are wonderful, but my absolute fav is the rainbow mandala with the fussy cut pieces. So clever. I also elarned that you can take the whole sentiment pack as is and stamp it, then cut it up. Thank you for that tip - I would never have thought about it. <3

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  71. I love what you did with the mandala set! I have this set as well as the sentiments and yes I will definitely be using your tip. But the card with the mandala and sunflowers was just stunning. I now need that and the patterns set.

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  72. So glad I followed this particular Blog Hop and found you, Kelly! Your cards are all such excellent samples of what this Altenew release is about and I was truly inspired by them! I was particularly thrilled to see my Alma Mater represented in the card you made for your Godson (best wishes to him at Illinois!) Thank you for all the inspiration!

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  73. Gorgeous cards! I love them all, but my favorite has to be the fun rainbow card you created with the Mandala stamp! Very creative!

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  74. Just love the Mid-century frame! The art-deco design grabs me. You've used it so wonderfully; it's at the top of my wishlist, now!

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  75. Altenew always has such amazing sets--so unique and beautiful.

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  76. Wonderful cards and great ideas for using the new release. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

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  77. What great ideas you have and given to me! Can't wait to try some but first I need the supplies.

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  78. give me words, and daisies every. time. [though everything in between = gorgeous!]
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  79. Holy cow, Kelly! This post just kept going and going with amazing card after amazing card. I think my favorite is the fussy-cut rainbow mandala. What a fabulous look and idea. And the mass sentiment production is a great idea as well. Thanks for sharing all this inspiration with us!

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  80. Beautiful makes, all of them! I kept scrolling and gasping more and more! So many different styles and designs, and all truly gorgeous! That mid century frame die is a must have! So gorgeous!

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  81. What a fabulous idea and time saver to make all of those sentiment strips ahead of time via the initial stamp set. I loved all of your cards. My favorite one was the second one. Those vibrant colors really caught my attention. TFS your creative ideas!

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  82. Maybe I missed one, but seems like you used every item in this release. Love the variety and creativity. My favorites were the rainbow cards, I love rainbow colors and mandalas so these were just perfect. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  83. Loved your idea about the Sentiment Stamps and making them all at once. Your Mandala cards are so beautiful. Greats works.

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  84. The cards using the Pattern stamp are just fab!!!!

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  85. I love the vintage look of the sunflowers!

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  86. Love your cards! Thanks for the fantastic tip on the sentiment set.

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  87. So many wonderful cards you have created from this new release. Thank you for sharing your inspiration.

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  88. I knew you'd work magic with this release, Kelly! Love them all, but the anniversary card is my absolute favorite! Thanks for the sentiment strip tip--may have to get that set!

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  89. Great ideas! Thanks for the chance to win and sharing.

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  90. Hi Kelly. That sentiment strip collection is definitely essential and I just LOVE that rainbow design idea you created from the Mandala Stamp. Such a clever idea!

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  91. Kelly these projects are amazing and clever!!! Thanks for all the inspirations. You've certainly started this hop with a bang!

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  92. Thank you, Kelly, for participating in this blog hop; you have really done some amazing things with the new products! I've never been tempted to get on the mandala band wagon...until NOW! Fantastic ideas you have :)

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  93. You just have some many clever ideas.

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  94. wow this stamp release is AMAZING...I want them all but especially the Sunflower Daisy..it looks sooo real!

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  95. Holy moly...how cool is this! Just love your sentiments, so clever and simply genius! Can't wait to give this a try!

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  96. Love all you projects, I think I may need to get the sunflower set

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  97. Wonderful! I love the sentiment stamps and that Mid-Century..omg totally awesome!

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  98. It never occurred to me to stamp all the sentiment sheets at once. Thank you sooo much for that tip! What a time saver. All your cards are just terrific!

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  99. Thank you. Love the graduation card.

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  100. Love the idea of making up a bunch of sentiment strips to have on hand. Gorgeous collection of cards. Wonderfully creative and beautiful designs.

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  101. Just love your rainbow. With my fave of the release, Mid-Century Frame, as your sun! Great creative takes as always.

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