STAMP OF APPROVAL BLOG HOP

Monday, July 11, 2016


Hello everyone! Welcome to the Day 2 of Stamp of Approval  Lovely Notes Collection Blog Hop. (Click here for Day 1I'm so happy to have been part of this incredible and awesome event. If you have arrived here from Lisa Harrolle blog then you are right on track and your next stop would be Laurel Beard blog

A little about Stamp of Approval or SOA:  Stamp of Approval is a hand picked, exclusive collection of products that were designed just for the box that releases quarterly. This box is full of stamping goodness and they sell out really quickly. So be sure to subscribe to the Wait List so you will be emailed when the collection goes on sale on July 13.

Please head on over to Catherine Pooler’s website (the founder of Stamp of Approval) to sign up on the Waiting Listthis is the best way to make sure you get YOUR Stamp of Approval box. Wait List members will be notified first through email when the box goes up for sale one hour before the collection is released to the general public! So make sure you sign up for the Waiting List so that you don’t miss out on your Stamp of Approval box!

So now let's move on to the cards that I made with beautiful stamps and dies from Stamp of Approval box. :)


My first card features the Lovely Flowers Stamp Set (Catherine Pooler Designs). Hand Painted Thanks (Neat and Tangled) and Lovely Flowers and Dies (Catherine Pooler Designs). I stamped the whole background with tiny dots stamp that comes in Lovely Flowers with Black Soot Distress Ink. The reason why I chose the distress ink for stamping is that I wanted to have that irregular and splotchy and faded look in the background. 


Next, I die-cut the banners from Lovely Flowers and dies, colored with the same distress ink and adhered it on to the card base. I adhered a strip of gold washi tape, I love gold details on my cards! Stamped the 'thanks' from Hand Painted Thanks on to some white card stock, fussy cut it and foam mounted it on to the washi tape along with some golden string! I added three golden sequins to compliment the design!


Now let's move on to the second card design! This card is pretty by the way with all the beautiful floras and colors! And this card features Lovely Flowers Stamp Set.


I ink smooshed the background with Peacock Feathers and Seedless Preserves Distress inks. While the panel was drying I stamped all the flowers on a white card stcok with Hero Arts Neon Inks.


I heat embossed the leaves from the set with Gold Embossing Powder. Fussy cut all the images and adhered it on to the card base. I also stamped the sentiment from the same set with Archival Jet Black ink, fussy cut it and adhered it on the floral arrangement!


And now let's move on to the third card and this card features Wonderful Wreath (Catherine Pooler Designs) with a video! :)


This card is very dimensional and involves lots of stamping and fussy cutting! Of course, the previous card also has got lots of stamping and fussy cutting involved. I pulled out the stamps and stamped all the images with Memento Grape Vine, Archival Ink Carnation Red, Versafine Vintage Sepia Ink and Versamark Ink. And heat set the few images with Gold Embossing Powder from Ranger.


I added tiny droplets of gold and black paint on to the background and you can say that it is my signature style :P None of my cards were complete without gold, splatters, glitter and sequins!


And that pretty much finishes the cards for today. I have made a video for you from start to finish showing you how I put the Wonderful Wreath card together. I hope you like it. If you like the video please give it a thumbs up and subscribe to my YouTube Channel





BLOG HOPPING & A GIVEAWAY

There is lots more Stamp of Approval inspiration coming next! Check out all the fantastic designers below and leave comments on EVERY stop for a chance to win this gorgeous Lovely Notes Collection box!
Deepti Stephens (You're here! :D )
Laurel Beard (your next stop)

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391 comments

  1. I love all three of your cards and that neon ink is gorgeous!

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  2. Deepti, I love all the dimension on your cards.

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  3. Lovely cards, the neon inks are really popping on the screen. Fantastic colours

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  4. LOVE those projects Deepti! Especially that black & gold one - I'm so into that look right now...lol! Was super fun designing alongside you on another team my friend! Great projects. :)

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  5. I love all these cards, but I think my favorite is the thank you card with the black and gold! SOOOO CLASSY!!

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  6. Three amazingly amazing cards! Love that wreath with the notes and the birds, so sweet. The black and gold is very stunning and the amazingly amazing is so pretty.

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  7. I love the black and gold card. So different and something I would never think of. Thanks!

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  8. Wow the black and white card is stunning. Love how you used the chevron die

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  9. What lovely, lovely cards! I'm especially loving that Amazingly Amazing card!!

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  10. Love the musical staff of notes. This would go well with any of the fabulous sentiments in this kit.

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  11. Love the polka dot background you created!

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  12. You are a cardmaker after my own heart. Love, love, love the use of gold, sequins, anything that sparkles. These are beautiful. Happy day.

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  13. You are a cardmaker after my own heart. Love, love, love the use of gold, sequins, anything that sparkles. These are beautiful. Happy day.

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  14. WOW~ Polkas, gold, sequins and sparkle! What more can a girl ask for to start the week on a beautiful note? Absolutely delicious cards!!! TFS!

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  15. beautiful cards and such nice colours too. Thanks so much for sharing these.

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  16. Love all your cards--each is so different--but I really like the black and gold!!!!

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  17. I really love the card with the smoothed background, because I love getting messy with ink!

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  18. Love all your cards--each is so different--but I really like the black and gold!!!!

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  19. Awesome cards.... I especially like the dotted background with the chevron die.... fabulous!

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  20. Gorgeous cards. Again, not busy and not fussy. Clean and simple. Love your choice of colors and am looking forward to casing you!!

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  21. Beautiful cards. The Lovely Flowers and dies set is so versatile.

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  22. Such great cards! There are so many possibilities with this collection!

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  23. Deepti,, these are all amazing. I also love the touches of gold in your cards - and very creative in your designs.

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  24. Great cards! The second card with the neon flowers and a touch of gold is gorgeous!
    Senora

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  25. Love your cards! Love the ideas.

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  26. I love the depth and texture to your cards, beautiful work!

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  27. I'm loving your neon flower card and with the gold embossing. I would LOVE receiving that card!

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  28. Beautiful cards! Can't wait to get my box!

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  29. Great designs. Thank you for sharing

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  30. Just when you think it can't get any better, it does. Beautiful cards.

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  31. Beautiful cards. I love the backgrounds you created. Thanks for sharing and a chance to win.

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  32. Beautiful cards thanks for sharing

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  33. Deepti your cards are lovely, with the first one being my favorite. I love the black and gold and the polka dots.

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  34. Gorgeous cards Deepti . I love them all , but really appreciate the amount of work to do the wreath card .. stunning work . TFS

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  35. Gorgeous colors, elegant designs... your cards and the SOA elements capture both! Simply beautiful!

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  36. Thank you for the video. Lovely cards and so much detail!

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  37. Gorgeous! Love all of the layers!

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  38. Fantastic ink colors! So vibrant.

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  39. Gorgeous cards! Thanks for the tutorial.

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  40. Amazing cards. I just learned about ink smooching yesterday. love yours. Thanks for sharing your creations

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  41. Oh Deepti! Your cards are so beautiful! I love your style!

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  42. Lovely cards! I like the music notes you added to the wreath card.

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  43. Beautiful cards Deepti and your video was amazing. I especially love the 3rd card. Just beautiful!

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  44. All the cards are beautiful! That wreath is especially getting MY attention!

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  45. Beautiful cards! Thank you for the video!!

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  46. I absolutely love how you cut out all the elements on the wreath card. I love those birds too.

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  47. I am going to copy the way you placed the banners on your top card. Beautiful!

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  48. Congratulations Deepti ! Proud to seeyou as part of SOA !! Loved your cards and my fav is last one :)

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  49. You are rocking the SOA Box!! I love the beautiful variety of cards you have made with this collection!!

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  50. Fab cards. I especially love the elegance of your first and last cards, and your neon flowers are popping right off the card. Amazing.

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  51. Beautiful cards, Deepti!The gold looks wonderful on all of the cards!

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  52. Such beautiful cards, Deepti.

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  53. Beautiful cards! I love the color in the second one!

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  54. Lovely, lovely cards Deepti!! :0)

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  55. Very nicewhat a wonderful way to use the stamps and dies

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  56. I love these cards! Just when I think I've seen the one I will be CASEing another one grabs me. All you ladies are amazing!

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  57. Lovely cards. My favorite is the wreath and bird card.

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  58. Wow, your cards are so beautiful and different than the others. Thank you so much for the chance to win a box of Stamp of Approval products.

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  59. Awesome creations. I like how the wreath came together.

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  60. Beautiful cards and love the smooshing distress ink backgrounds and those cute little birds

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  61. Oh my goodness! I love the card using the Lovely Flowers Stamp Set! Love the colors in the background and then grouping the flowers in the center! Ahh I will be coming back to that card for inspiration when I receive the collection. :)

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  62. Three great cards with different techniques and looks. I was amazed to see all the fuzzy cutting you did on the third card, took me back to my early days of stamping. Loved them all.

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  63. All three cards are beautiful. It would be really hard to pick a favorite.

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  64. Very nice cards! Beautiful!

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  65. Pretty cards. I especially like the second one with the colorful, splattered background.

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  67. Thank you for the video! I love all your cards!

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  68. Absolutely beautiful cards...Thanks for sharing your ideas

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  69. Love all the cards. The video was great. Thanks

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  70. B-E-A-utiful! I especially love the dimension of the wreath card! You are very talented! I cannot wait to try my hand at these cards. Thank you for sharing!

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  71. So many wonderful ways to use the items in this kit. Gorgeous.

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  72. Your cards are beautiful! You are so talented, Thank you for sharing your cards withus!

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  73. Great cards; I love that hand-painted thanks!

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  74. Your first card is a great combo of a retro style with modern touches. Like it lots!
    Second one is a wow factor of a floral design.
    The third is beautifully detailed.

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  75. Your cards may be my favorite so far in the blog hops. Thank you so much for letting me know what I can do when I get my box.

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  76. Deepti, your cards took my breath away. Absolutely beautiful. Can't wait to CASE them. Thank you.

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  77. they're all great but I love the birds
    on the wreath the best. So cute.
    thanks for sharing

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  78. These are beautiful! Very elegant!!!! Thank you!

    -Irene
    mrsirenegarcia@yahoo.com

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  79. Your cards are so lovely. Thank you for the ideas to use when I get my new SOA box when it arrives.

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  80. Wow--your cards are fabulous. Love the backgrounds and the pretty wreath.

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  81. All three of those are so pretty and completely different. Thank you for sharing.

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  82. Stunning cards! Love the wreath card and your use of the products in this SOA.

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  83. Great cards, I love them all!

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  84. Beautiful cards! Thanks for sharing.

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  85. I absolutely love your second card! I mean, they're all beautiful, but the second is my favorite! I love the colors and the details! Just beautiful!

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  86. These are gorgeous cards!! Love all the gold embossing!!

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  87. Your attention to detail is amazing. Love the gold touches on the wreath! Beautiful

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  88. Gorgeous, lovely cards...wow. Love them

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  89. The Thanks card is awesome and would make a great masculine card.

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  90. And they say all that glitters is not gold! Love these cards.

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  91. Wow... beautiful cards Deepti...LOve all of them...And congrats dear..

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  92. Beautiful cards, love the color combos and the gold details!

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  93. Wow - your fussy-cutting skills are fabulous! As are your card-making skills! Thanks for sharing!

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  94. Beautiful cards, Deepti! I really enjoyed your video, too. :)

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  95. Amazing cards--I will be watching your You Tube video--thanks!

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  96. Such different cards and all beautiful.

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  97. Love the birds and wreath card!

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  98. I loved the way you designed your cards. You have inspired me to use more gold touches too.

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  99. Beautiful cards. Love the touch of gold. Your fussy cutting is amazing!

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  100. Amazing cards! I love the colors you used and the variety.

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  101. Gorgeous cards! Love that music banner!

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  102. Awesome, gorgeous, fabulous, and I could go on and on. Wow, love the watercoloring on Your Amazing card. The wreath, birds and music notes are tender and dear to me :)

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  103. Love your cards thank you for sharing

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  104. So pretty and all so different. Love your colors and designs.

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  105. Love the gold glitter! Your cards are fabulous. Thanks for sharing.

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  106. Wonderful cards. The wreath is beautiful.

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  107. Your wreath card is one of my absolute favorites so far! I agree with you...the boxes are cute too!

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  108. Love the thanks card. This kit is awesome and so versatile!

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  109. So pretty. Soft and lacy. So exciting to see this collection. Thanks for the examples. Very nice.

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  110. I just watched your video, Deepti. I was already impressed with your cards, but I was completely wowed by the way you die cut the wreath and curved it on your card. You are amazing! I thought those pieces had been cut out with a die cutting machine, like a scan-n-cut. I'm so glad Catherine asked you to be a guest designer for this collection. You have inspired me! :)

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  111. Fabulous cards, Deepti! Love the variety of styles this kit creates! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  112. OH wow, fantastic job! I'm really loving the music notes with the wreath!

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  113. Beautiful cards. Love the bright colors.

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  114. Love your cards! This kit is awesome.

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  115. Love all 3 cards but that 2nd one is my favorite. It's just perfect!

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  116. Love these cards, although I have to save the video for tonight. Beautiful color combos!

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  117. Deepti, your cards are all just gorgeous! I love how striking the black, white and gold are on the Thank you card. I think the neon inks on the Amazing card are fabulous. My favorite is the wreath card, it is stunning. Thanks for the tip on cutting out the wreath.

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  118. Beautiful cards. I especially like the black and white and gold card. Yum!

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  119. beautiful backgrounds on your cards, especially like the wreath card.

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  120. Great cards. The polka dot background is so cool. second one is so pretty and colorful, and that 3rd one is just classic with the gold and grape birds.

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  121. Love how intricate your details are! awesome

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  122. Great job. Such precision with all the fussy cutting and molding of the wreath. What a versatile collection.

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  123. Love these cards! Beautiful!

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  124. I thought your first card with the chevons and dots was dramatic then I saw your other two WOW

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  125. Fabulous cards. Love the wreath with those vibrant birds.

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  126. I love how you combined the wreath, birds and notes together

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  127. I love how you combined the wreath, birds and notes together

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  128. I really loved the card. It was really elegant.

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  129. I just love the gold card and your video. Thank you.

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  130. That first card is stunning! So excited for this collection!

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  131. Interesting cards. Loved the backgrounds.

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  132. OMG...I love these. Each one was amazing! My favorite is the last one!

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  133. Haven't seen anything yet that hasn't had me in awe.

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  134. All if your cards are lovely and really showcase the wonderful collection Catherine has put together.

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  135. Gorgeous cards!! Love all the detail and layers.

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  136. The wreath card with the "notes" is stunning.

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  137. Very pretty cards! I especially love the third card with the wreath and the bird!

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  138. Loving all of your
    beautiful cards!
    Love the colors
    of the watercoloring
    on the second one.
    Carla from Utah

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  139. Lovely cards... LOVE the touch of gold you added to each one!

    Theresa

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  140. Wow!!awesome cards. The black and gold paint drops behind the wreath is the perfect look. My favorite is the Amazingly amazing one. I can not describe this any more perfectly than the sentiment says.

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  141. Great cards, thanks for sharing.

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  142. A HUGE thank you for including a video - so very helpful! Your cards are amazingly awesome!

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  143. Your cards are great. I cannot wait for my box to try some of your ideas.

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  144. Fabulous cards - lots of ideas and different ways to use the stamps. My favorite is the "Amazingly Amazing" one - I really the the vertical focal point.

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  145. Wow, all 3 are so pretty! And your photography looks amazing - I love your spilled sequins in the background!

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  146. Amazing cards. The colors and designs are perfect. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  147. Your cards are beautiful. I am loving that wreath!!

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  148. Great cards, Deepti! Love your choice of colors. Great dimension!

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  149. Your "Amazing..." card has some amazingly vibrant colors. Love it. The wreath and bird card is also beautiful. Thank you.

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  150. Love your use of color on your amazing card. The wreath card is so sweet.

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  151. Love all the detail in your cards. They have got so much to them. Great designs! Axx

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  152. OMG! All of your cards are awesome! Love each of them for different reasons.

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  153. Gorgeous cards; the wreath card with the birds and the music notes is outstanding.

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  154. Beautiful cards, but I think my favorite is the one you made on the video. Very cheerful and uplifting card.

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  155. Thanks for sharing your ideas. I am loving seeing what you all have made. Can't wait for my winning box to come to me.

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  156. Really neat cards! Thank you for sharing.

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  157. Lovely intricate card, thanks for sharing your video on how you made it.

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  158. I love the wreath card! I'm so excited to get this collection!!!

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