Saturday, May 15, 2021

New Anita Jeram! Colorado Craft Company Blog Hop!

 

Hi Friends! I think Anita Jeram could design a thousand stamp sets and I'd never get tired of them! Here she is one more time with four different stamp and coordinating die sets that I'm pretty sure you're going to love as well!

You may have come from the blog of Jennifer Kotas, but if not feel free to start at the beginning with Colorado Craft Company- Adrienne Kennedy.

Watch This! Stamp Set

One of the new sets features some "doggone" adorable pups doing tricks for your entertainment. What I love about this set is the broad appeal it has for kids, teens, masculine cards, so many of the categories of cards I need to make.

I've chosen to feature the juggling doggie on this birthday card. 

And he actually juggles the balls!! I did some surgery and cut the ball off his nose, and made 5 additional balls from one of the small stamps (always gotta look for those small stamps in the set, they're often quite useful!) Then I adhered them to a circle of thick acetate and used a brad to fasten it to the card. The "Have a Ball!" sentiment is adhered on top of the brad. I taped the ends of the brad in place on the back so when you "juggle" the balls, the sentiment does not move.

Want to take a quick look?


I did put another thick circle of chipboard in between the acetate and the card base (like a washer) since it's easier for your finger to spin the balls when they're lifted off the card base slightly.

He's so cute! I added a little mouse friend from the Coffee House Stamp Set who was in the perfect position to celebrate, and hold the birthday sign.

Another adorable set is the Hedgehog Day Stamp Set. Anything more cute than hedgehogs giving each other cards?!

After I inked the edges of the panel in green, I felt it needed a little something else, like a pattern. I was looking for a pattern stamp, when it occurred to me to just use the quills of one of the porcupines. So I inked up the back of a porcupine and started stamping along the edges. Love how it turned out!

Really appreciate how intricate the coordinating dies always are in the entire Anita Jeram line, and this one especially with all the cutouts between the branches in the trees. Colorado Craft Company is the only company I know of with this level of detail, and I think it really shows off the stamped image that much more. This is also one of my requirements for buying a coordinating die set, it can't be something I can easily cut out myself (like a circular shape). 

The Happy Birthday sentiment (and detailed coordinating die) was stolen from the Watch This! set. 

That's all from me for today, but stay tuned, as I'll have one more card to share in a few days. 

Prizes!
Colorado Craft Company is giving away a $25 gift card at each stop along this hop!! To be eligible, leave a comment on my blog and on every other blog between now and May 18. I will announce the winner on May 20.

I am now pleased to send you to Bibi Cameron who has some amazing projects to share!

Thanks so much for stopping by!
-Kelly

 

Supplies Used (affiliate links, thank so much for your support!)

Coffee House Stamp Set

Coffee House Die Set

Hedgehog Day Stamp Set

Hedgehog Day Die Set

Watch This! Stamp Set

Watch This! Die Set

162 comments:

  1. love how you combined stamp sets! so cute!

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  2. Love your cards and the interactive pup

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  3. Omg, I love, love, love your cards and the way the spinner card worked...TFS

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  4. Your spinner card is so creative! I love the colors on both of your cards.

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  5. WOW! I am blown away by the spinner and how you did that. So creative. Of course I love the dog!

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  6. Live your card. Coffee house is my favorite set.

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  7. The kitty scratching at the door on Home Sweet Home is my favorite AND my real life! Lol

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  8. Wish I could color like you. Great cards. "Home Sweet Home" is my favorite.

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  9. Soo cute. My favorite is Watch This

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  10. Love all of the color on your card!!! My favorite set is Home Sweet Home!

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  11. How cool that you used the porcupine to make edging!

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  12. Watch This is my favorite set. Such a fun card!

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  13. Adorable pup! Love those darn possums too! Beautiful work Kelly as always! Love 3 C’s new release!

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  14. Juggling genius! I want the coffee set first. This release is the most versatile.

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  15. Love the spinning balls! Your cards are great!

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  16. Love love love your juggling dog idea, brilliant!

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  17. I think the spinner is brilliant!

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  18. Great work! Dog and ball, is there anything more fun? :) No, just ask my dog!

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  19. Love this stamp set, I’m partial to dogs, but my fav is the coffee set, fo sure!
    I love how you made the card interactive, with the pup juggling. So adorable!
    And the hedgehog edging on the other card is perfect!

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  20. Loved you technique for the juggling balls. So cute.

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  21. Couldn’t agree with you more, these iamges by this wonderful illustrator are my new favorites!

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  23. Very fresh ideas! Thank you!

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  24. juggling balls is a clever idea for the dogs stamp. It's the one I would choose if i could only have one.

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  25. What a fun idea for a card! The spinner balls on the dogs nose are adorable!

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  26. Great interactive card! Thanks for the explanation of how you created it. The hedgehogs are also cute. Thanks for sharing you cards.

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  27. Such a cute card! I love the interactive cards like that. But the hedgehog card is my favorite! Love that stamp set!

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  28. Cute cards, Kelly! Just love the dog images, my most favorite...

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  29. Really fun card. Love the little mouse. Those hedgehogs are also the cutest thing ever.

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  30. I love all of the stamps! The dog one is probably my favorite. What cute cards you made!

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  31. Your cards are so cute! I love the first card where the balls spin. Loving these stamps too.

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  32. Such cute stamps! The juggling dog is wonderful!

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  33. Wowzers!! What a clever idea! Now I have a use for all my brads!!! So imaginative with this clever card idea! And oh my gosh the porcupines!! So in love w all Anita jerams amazing illustrations!! So glad she brought it to the stanp world!! 💕💕💕

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  34. Wowzers!! What a clever idea! Now I have a use for all my brads!!! So imaginative with this clever card idea! And oh my gosh the porcupines!! So in love w all Anita jerams amazing illustrations!! So glad she brought it to the stanp world!! 💕💕💕

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  35. Wowzers!! What a clever idea! Now I have a use for all my brads!!! So imaginative with this clever card idea! And oh my gosh the porcupines!! So in love w all Anita jerams amazing illustrations!! So glad she brought it to the stanp world!! 💕💕💕

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  36. An abundance of cuteness!! Thanks, Kelly!!

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  37. Nice idea to add the balls to juggle. I like the home set.

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  38. What a great card. Love the movement with the juggling balls.

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  39. Love, love, love...so adorable!

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  40. Love, love, love...so adorable!

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  41. Your cards are both just adorable! Love that clever juggling pup and his mouse pal, and the hedgies are so cute!
    My favorite new set is Home Sweet Home.

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  42. Love these cards. How fun to make a juggling dog!! Who wouldn't want that card? The hedgehogs are cute too.

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  43. Love both of these adorable cards. The juggling is such a cute idea.

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  44. Absolutely adorable....love your juggling dog!

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  45. Both great cards. The juggling idea is great & those hedgies are adorable.

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  46. So adora.ball!! I need to remember that juggling trick, super cute. Yay, I do have a rescue pup so I fell in love with the doggo stamp immediately! But the hedges stole my heart as fast! Sweet sweet cards!

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  47. Oh my, Kelly! What a clever idea for your ball juggling pup! Such a cute card! Love the hedgehog day set, too!

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  48. Making a bramble pattern with the headgehog quills is genius!

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  49. Such a clever and creative card design! I love Anita Jeram stamps.

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  50. Your ball spinner mechanism is soooo creative. What a fun card. Great coloring.

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  51. OMGosh these are so super cute! Love the spinner you added, such a fun card.

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  52. My favorite set is Watch This. Love your cards!

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  53. The detail in the Hedgehog card just Wows me. But I adore the juggling dog, and the way you made him juggle is wonderful, I think I can do something like that. Thank you for the great explanation. Also thank you for sharing your talent with us.

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  54. Now that I have seen the adorable hedgehogs, I think the Hedgehog stamp set is my favorite. ADORABLE

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  55. So nice simple elements to make a very creative card.

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  56. Love love love the spinner card - such a clear use of that image! That's my favorite set, too - What This! So cute!

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  57. What unusual and clever cards. Thanks for sharing.
    Tish

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  58. Watch This is my favorite of the new release.....bright & beautiful plus movement....top notch!!!

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  59. I love both your cards, but the juggling dog is just the cutest! Watch This is my favorite set!

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  60. Kelly these are so adorable... love that juggling dog. What a cute idea. Hedgehogs are one of my most favorite critters. These two are so sweet together. Great job and thanks for the tips too!

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  61. I love the juggling balls on the first and your use of the quills to create a pattern on the last.

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  62. The dogs are my favorite stamps/dies in this Anita Jeram batch. I love what you did with them!

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  63. Very clever idea with the moving balls! Watch This and Coffe House are my favorites in this release.

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  64. Cute cards. I love how you used the porcupine stamp to go around the edges. Very creative. [Bunny]

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  65. The Hedgehog card just INCREDIBLE. I adore the juggling dog, and the interactivity and rainbow balls!. Thank you for the great explanation. Also thank you for the video!

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  66. What a Wonderful Idea for the Juggling Dog. I love interactive cards. Thank you for your inspiration, tips and tricks. I love this set a lot. But my favorite is the HOME SWEET HOME set.

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  67. Watch This is my favorite set. I love the way to made your card interactive.

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  68. Love the interactive spinner - just awesome.

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  69. Awesome job on both your cards! They are so cute!

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  70. What a cute interactive card! My favorite set is the Hedgehog Days set.

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  71. I not a dog lover, but this one has stolen my heart! Sweet!

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  72. Love the spinner! Your card is so bright and fun....thanks for sharing!

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  73. What a great idea - using a spinner! Love the mouse on the card also.

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  74. The dog juggles multiple balls! Wonderful!

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  75. Those juggling dogs are so cute.

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  76. Such a clever idea, beautiful cards too

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  77. Such a cute card. That little mouse just makes me laugh.

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  78. What a super unique and eye catching idea! This is my favorite set w/ the dog so I might try that. I am brave enough to do stamp surgery! LOL!!!

    -- Dalis

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  79. Awesome cards; I love interactive cards but I'm rubbish at making them. The sets are so adorable but I have to say my Fav is the Hedgies. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  80. Love the spinning balls. Such a fun card!

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  81. I love your cards! My favorite of this release is the Hedgehog Day.

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  82. Great cards!
    The dogs are my favourite :o)

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  83. I know, right? Anything from Anita is too doggone cute and all are must haves. Thanks for a great idea!

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  84. Really really cute. I’m going to have to try this. Thanks for another lovely example!!

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  85. What wonderfully cards! I just love them all, but that dog juggling the balls is adorable!! So clever which takes the card to the next level!!! Thanks so much for the great inspiration! Stay safe! :)

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  86. Very cute cards Kelly! The juggling dog is eye-catching, but the spinner is so creative. Love it!

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  87. Man the difference between my phone and my computer is weird for hopping through these great sites! I'll stick to my computer! These are awesome cards. I love your idea with the juggling balls and the hedgehogs are adorable. I'm still thinking the cats are my fav!

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  88. I love the hedgehogs and the dogs. Cute card.

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  89. Another fabulous release and the dog juggling is the best!! I love these dog stamps!!

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  90. Great cards! I love how different the feel is in both your cards. Very creative how you did the ball juggling.

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  91. Anita Jeram...my favorite illustrator, would be so proud of what you've done with her stamps! Your samples are gorgeous and inspiring! You have made her characters come alive! Thanks for the inspiration!!!

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  92. These cards are too adorable. I love your creativity! You did a wonderful job of utilizing the versatility of these sets!

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  93. Kelly you've found so many places that allow your many talents to shine! A darling duo of cards, my friend! And such a wonderful group of new sets from AJ!
    =]

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  94. Love the juggling dog, so clever.

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  95. Love interactive cards. The juggling
    puppy is a clever idea. The hedgehogs
    are in a cute setting. thanks for
    sharing. txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  96. So cute! Great idea with the juggling. Nancy Deffner

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  97. I just love this Watch This stamp set. What a great way to make the balls spin! Very clever!! Also love the way you incorporated the celebrating mouse. Very well done.

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  98. I love the juggling dog and the hedgehog mail cards - wonderful. These are all my favorites. Thank you for sharing.

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  99. Both of these cards are so cute!! LOVE the spinny interactive card you created!

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  100. Both cards are just so much fun. Love them.

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  101. Great fun cards. Love the colors used.

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  102. What an ingenious card! Making the cute little dog juggle colorful balls is so cute. The construction of this card would make a great video. I love all of Anita's creations but my favorite of this release has to be "Watch This".

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  103. Love your cards Kelly! Super fun interactive with the balls!
    Kellie Gonzales
    @kdgonzales@gmail.com

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  104. Both cards are super cute, but just love your juggling doggie... so clever and cute! My favorites from this release are the home sweet home and coffee lover sets, but all are terrific!

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  105. Lovely work. Such a great release.

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  106. love your cute cards - the first one is my fav

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  107. I normally would pick the dogs but Mice making coffee with a French Press?? Oui Oui!

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  108. My favorite set is Watch This with the dogs. Your cards are wonderful. TFS!

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  109. Your card is adorable! I love this stamp set and the way you used it! Thanks for sharing!

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  110. Absolutely adorable cards, Kelly!!

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  111. I love interactives, and the spinning balls idea is so cute and easy I will have to use it on my next card. My favorite set of this release is Home Sweet Home, but these dogs are becoming more appealing with each creation I see. Thank you so much for sharing your fun "spin" on this set!

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  112. I'm with you when it comes to the Anita Jeram sets, there are so cute and I want them all! I love the spinner, and I'm super excited about the introduction of hedgies!

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  113. These are adorable!! My favorite set is Home Sweet Home

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  114. I love how you incorporated the mouse into the juggling act!

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  115. I love the juggling dog!!! I just started making interactive cards and this would be great to try.

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  116. A spinner is a wonderful addition to your card and the Hedgehog Day is the sweetest! Terrific ideas.

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  117. I love the way you worked in the spinning element. I have got to try that. Very clever

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  118. Spinning balls. How adorable! Love the doggies.

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  119. A juggling dog...who knew? So cute!

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  120. Two adorable cards ! This juggling dog is cute but you stole my heart with these sweet hedgehogs. Such an adorable scene !

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  121. Hi, Kelly - Love both cards. The Hedgie set is my favorite of the batch but I like the "Watch this!" set a lot as well... I will end up with all four of them. Would love to win one - hint, hint! Love the stripes and the colors of the balls being juggled as well as the leaves around the edge of the hedgehog card!
    Lori S in PA

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  122. I love your juggler!!! So creative and playful!

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  123. Love your cards. I love these stamps. I can't decide if the Coffee House or Home Sweet Home is my favorite.
    Thanks
    Ang

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  124. What a great idea! Loved the ball spinner!!

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  125. Fantastic cards! Love the cute critters...
    Thanks for sharing.

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  126. These stamps and your amazing cards just inspire smiles. What could be better than that?

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  127. What a cool, fun card!!!! This dog stamp set is my favorite, and boy, the sky is the limit to creativity! I NEVER would have thought of this, but I absolutely LOVE this card. Thanks for inspiring. I am definitely getting this set (and hopefully the dies!)

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  128. How incredibly cute! Love the juggling dogs- wish mine could do that! Can't decide which is my fav- this set with the doggies, or the coffee set!

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  129. Juggling the ball is perfect for this playful pup and so clever of you to use the quills to create the edging on the second card. Thank you for sharing your creative designs!

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  130. My fave from this release is, Watch This." I also love your idea for a juggling Dog! Thank for sharing!

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  131. What an incredible interactive card you crafted to share on this hop! I love it! Shows how crafters can showcase how playful one can really be with these sets!

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  132. All the sets are cute but I like the dog balancing the ball on his (her) nose. I like what you did though, cutting off the ball and making the wheel instead. Very cute!

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  133. The spinning ball idea is fab! I adore the creativeness you put into this card. :) My fav fr this release is the home sweet home but this is hands down my second fav. Super cute fun! And interactive to boot!!!!

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  134. Your cards are so sweet. I just love that juggling dog. My favorite set from the new release is "Coffee House".

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  135. Love your cards!!! I will be making some like these very soon.

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  136. So wonderful and super clever!

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  137. Very cute! You make me want them all!

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  138. Fun and cute card designs.

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  139. I am always looking for ideas to get more use from my stamps. Using the back of the hedge hog around edge is very clever. Thank you

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  140. watched your you tube on your interactive cards. way too much fun. made me a fan. thanks so much for sharing.

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