September 18, 2016

Stamp Of Approval | Candy Cane Lane Collection Blog Hop


Hello everyone! Welcome to the Day 1 of Stamp of Approval  Candy Cane Lane Blog Hop. I'm so happy to have been part of this incredible and awesome event. If you have arrived here from Laurel Beard's blog then you are right on track and I'm your final stop for today! If you miss the hop start again from HERE

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 September 22nd.

Please head on over to Catherine Pooler’s website (the founder of Stamp of Approval) to sign up on the Waiting List, this 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 the cards! I made three cards for this Blog Hop and I will make more with this Candy Cane Lane Collection! Cute Stuff!! Just a note, my cards are incomplete without splatters, Glitter and Sequins. And I'm sorry that I  won't be mentioning this in the every card description! I thought of keeping the description short and simple. The glitter, sequins and splatters will be the common thing! So let's get started!


This card features Merry and Bright Boughs Stamp set. I simply ink blended the background with Picked Raspberry Distress Ink and spritzed some water for that whimsical look. Then stamped the beautiful images Holly Leaves, Ornaments and Berries with Archival Jet Black ink, Versafine Sepia ink and Carnation Red ink respectively.


Next I stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set with Archival Jet Black Ink and that finishes the first card!


The next card features Hip Holiday and Candy Cane Lane Stamp Sets. I water colored the striped background with Peacock Feathers Distress Ink. Then I stamped the images on another paper in Versafine Sepia and Carnation Red Ink and die cut them with co-coordinating dies!


Once all my die cut pieces are ready, I arranged and adhered them. Finally Stamped the sentiment from the Candy Cane Lane Collection with Archival Jet Black Ink. 


 Here comes the final one! And this card features Candy Cane Lane, Merry and Bright Boughs and Hip Holiday Stamp Sets. I took a water color paper and ink blended the background with Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink. Then stamped the branch/leaf thing with Versafine Sepia ink and Bird with Carnation Red Ink.


Next I fussy cut the leaves and die cut the bird with the coordinating die and adhered them on to the card panel. I added perfect pearls for that pearly look. Finally stamped the sentiment from Candy cane Lane with Archival Jet Black Ink. I adhered a silver glittery washi tape on the edge of the card base and foam mounted the water colored panel on top of it. :)

And that pretty much finishes the cards for today. I hope you like them and I hope you got inspired. Thank you so much for stopping by. Take care!

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 Candy Cane Lane Collection box!

Deepti Stephens ( You're here!) 

402 comments:

  1. The blue card is my favorite.Beautiful!

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  2. Oh I just love the sprinkle of ornaments. What a beautiful group of cards. Thank you so much for the inspiration.

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  3. Love the blue card. Thank you for sharing.

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  4. The watercolor blue card is breathtaking! The chipped saphhire really makes the card look like a cold winters night! Beautiful!

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  5. Gorgeous cards. I love all the details.

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  6. Love the watercolor. Designs are wonderful.

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  7. Gorgeous cards!! I love them!! This collection is amazing I love it so much!! Hugs!

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  8. Fabulous use of non-traditional Christmas colours and layouts!

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  9. Beautiful cards! I love your backgrounds!

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  10. Love your background techniques!

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  11. Deepti, I love your cards. There is such variety in this collection.

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  12. All your cards are so pretty. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  13. Love the use of non-traditional colors. Your cards are very pretty.

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  14. What's a card without splatter, glitter, sequins oh my? Well, its just paper!!! Loving the creativity =)

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  15. These designs are awesome. I love the variety of techniques and colors.

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  16. I like it when non traditional colors are used...Especially purples and blues...

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  17. The card with the dear head is really nice!

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  18. The picked razzberries card is so BEAUTIFUL. You are amazing in your color richness.Fantastic cards Deepti.

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  19. The picked razzberries card is so BEAUTIFUL. You are amazing in your color richness.Fantastic cards Deepti.

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  20. Beautiful cards! Your backgrounds are lovely!

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  21. Beautiful cards! Especially liked the dark blue background.

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  22. Very beautiful cards and I just love that stag and his antlers!!

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  23. I love the watercolor backgrounds and your REALLY clever use of the reindeer ear insets! Too cute!

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  24. I love all the blending, beautiful cards

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  25. Beautiful cards. Love the non colors used.

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  26. Great cards! It's hard to pick a favorite, but I think it would be the blue one with the branch. Wonderful use of the new collection. I can't wait to get it!

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  27. Love each and every one my friend! Especially that blue one - you know me.....l :) :)

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  28. Lovely, lovely cards Deepti...thanks so much for all the great inspiration!! :0)

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  29. With love at Christmas is really cool with the non traditional blue, love it, nice and simple

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  30. Your use of color is amazing. I enjoyed all of your cards, but that first one using picked raspberries was awe inspiring! I never would have thought of using that color for Christmas, but it works so well! I am truly impressed with your work.

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  31. The last card is my favorite love the ink blending Great new collection.

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  32. Wow, the last card is gorgeous! Also like the striped background card with the deer! All kinds of ideas are running thru my mind on this collection. I must have it!

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  33. Wow, the last card is gorgeous! Also like the striped background card with the deer! All kinds of ideas are running thru my mind on this collection. I must have it!

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  34. Your cards are beautiful especially the last one.

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  35. Loved the originality of your cards. First one was my favorite!

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  36. Terrific cards - my fav is the last one with the blues and the sweet birdie. Thanks for the opportunity to win this amazing kit!

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  37. Lovely cards! Nice watercolor ideas.

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  38. Gorgeous cards! I love the water colored stripes on the stag card! This collection is amazing!

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  39. I love all of these. The colors are different yet stunning in each way. The holly leaves and ornaments are very cute.

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  40. A nice job on these cards. The branch and the little birdie is adorable.

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  41. Each card is so different! Love the deer card.

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  42. I adore the non-traditional colors you used!

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  43. Very beautiful cards you created and shared with everyone. THANKS!!

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  44. Beautiful cards! Love the sense of movement on your first card, the fun design of your second card, and the sweet birdie on your third card. Guess what, I love all three cards!

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  45. All your cards are amazing!! I especially love the blue one with the cute little bird! Nice job.

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  46. I adore your little red bird on the branch! The colors you chose for this card really caught my eye!

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  47. oooooooooooooooooooooooooooo the color wash adds the perfect touch! VERY NICE!!

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  48. So cute and nice work. Thank you for sharing with us!

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  49. I love that reindeer head so much; this whole collection is fabulous. ANd on top of your striped background, so fun! Thanks for sharing!

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  50. Love your use of the distess inks and colors for the backgrounds. The stripes really got me when I saw them. All great card ideas!

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  51. Wow wow wow! Amazing! I love it! All of it I just love them. I won't be mad if I get any of these in the mail for a Christmas gift...nope wouldn't be mad at all lol 😍😍😍

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  52. This collection is looking awesome! Beautiful cards!

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  53. I love what you did with these new products, your art is so free and fresh! Good job!

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  54. Fell totally in love with your blur card, had previously decided to go classical red and gold for my christmas cards this year, but now I am not so sure anymore

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  55. I love your cards they are so bold and bright! Thank you for taking the time to create these cards for us to see

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  56. I absolutely love the colors! I like that you use colors that arent typical Christmas colors because I think it makes your creative designs pop out even more! Great work. This kit is going to be fabulous!

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  57. Beautiful cards! You've really given some great inspiration. The one with the blue is my favorite. So creative and beautiful. Thanks for sharing!

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  58. Love your use of nontraditional colors on these festive cards!

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  59. Candy canes, birds, holly, boughs, ornaments, reindeer, Oh My! This SOA set is fabulous. I love your cards and my eyes head right for the blue card my favorite!!!!

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  60. Love the whimsical look of the Holiday Season card (1st one). Could use for young or old, male or female. Actually all three are good looking cards and easy to do with the right SOA stamps and dies.

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  61. Hello,

    The first card really caught my eye, it looks like the first winter breezes are trying to catch the leaves and branches. Just love the way you used the colors to make it look like that! Awesomeness.

    Suzanne T.

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  62. Gorgeous works of art Deepti! These are amazing!

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  63. Gorgeous works of art Deepti! These are amazing!

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  64. Love all of your cards. Hard to pick just one is my favorite. Great job thanks

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  65. Love all of your cards. Hard to pick just one is my favorite. Great job thanks

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  66. Great ideas using distress inks! Beautiful cards!

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  67. Love your bright and cheerful cards. The stamps sets are wonderful.

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  68. I love the colourful cards! Something a little different, great cards.

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  69. All cards are simply amazing.. I love that blue card and and the way u using with peacock feathers..

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  70. Glitter, Sequins, and Splatters! Three of my favorite things! Loved your cards... the backgrounds that you use really make them! This collection is going to be fun! Thank you for sharing in the blog hop!

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  71. Great ideas using distress inks! Beautiful cards!

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  72. Awesome cards. The colors you chose for each card is perfect.

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  73. Georgous cards, with beautiful coloring ! Love them all 💙

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  74. Fabulous cards, I love them! I am so excited and can't wait to get this collection!

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  75. Three lovely cards and the backgrounds are fab. I especially love the vibrant pink background on your first card.

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  76. Beautiful cards! Thanks for so many wonderful ideas, just love this collection.
    Teresa Pires

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  77. Very pretty!! Love these stamps!

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  78. Love the pine branches and tiny ornaments in the new SOA Holiday set..and LOVE what you have created with them!!

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  79. Love the cards! Really like thr freehand water color stripes

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  80. I love the use of color! I need to be more comfortable with white space. Very creative!

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  81. Awesome, one and all! Your inked backgrounds are WONDERFUL!

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  82. Your color manipulations are to die for. Makes all the stamps look good.

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  83. Love all those splashes of color. They really make the card pop. Beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing.

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  84. Wow! I absolutely love the bright colors on your cards! They're like my favorite from the whole hop :) can't wait to get this collection, so cute!

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  85. Three stunning cards. It's hard to pick a favourite.

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  86. I can't believe you fussy cut all those boughs. You have great patience! What a lovely result for said patience ... the card is beautiful! I also enjoyed your reindeer card, particularly the striped background!

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  87. Love the technique you used in your cards. I love what you did. I am definitely going to use this on my cards. Thank you.

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  88. Deepti,
    These are all gorgeous!!! That first one is my favorite!!!! Thanks for sharing your talent and creativity!!!

    -Irene Garcia
    mrsirenegarcia@yahoo.com

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  89. The card with blue water colored card. I really love blue, white or silver for Christmas! Wonderful cards!

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  90. The card with blue water colored card. I really love blue, white or silver for Christmas! Wonderful cards!

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  91. I love the colors you used on your beautiful cards.

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  92. Beautiful cards. I really love your designs they just pop with style and have that WOW feeling when you look at them.

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  93. Hey Deepti, Thank you joining in on the SOA blog hop. What beautiful, soft and lovely cards! Blending in the distress inks really makes these cards! Good luck everyone and happy hopping!!! Thanks for sharing, Deepti!

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  94. I love the blue card too! Very pretty.

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  95. My first thought was oh! pretty colors! Nice cards and I love all the bright colors!

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  96. Wonderful ideas...Thanks for sharing them with us....I am so excited about this collection and cannot wait to try some of your ideas.

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  97. Just fabulous cards can't wait to get mine.

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  98. Can't wait to order my kit! Def gonna try ur ideas. Thank u.

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  99. Can't wait to order my kit! Def gonna try ur ideas. Thank u.

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  100. Very pretty designs. Thanks for sharing your talents.

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  101. The third card (blue with pine bow and bird) is my absolute favorite! Thanks for sharing!

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  102. Love all your cards especially the dark blue with the cool branches you created

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  103. Beautiful cards! I especially love the striped background.... very cute!

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  104. Great cards! I can't wait to get my hands on this collection! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  105. I really like your blended and watercolor backgrounds. I also enjoyed another glimpse into how well all the sets coordinate. Your cards are beautiful!

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  106. These are such fun non traditional cards I just love the first card with the picked raspberry and the blue one. Actually I love them all they are fab.

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  107. Love the deep, bright colours on your cards. The picked raspberry was the first one I saw and it made such an impression. The blue is also great and you have given me fresh inspiration for using bright colours.

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  108. Your wonderful use of Distress inks really showcases the fabulous SOA collection! Great job with your cards

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  109. Beautiful cards - I especially like "with love at Christmas" card!

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  110. Love the watercolor backgrounds. It adds just a pop of color and interest. Great job!

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  111. Beautiful cards and great inspiration. Thank you!

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  112. Beautiful cards and I love the backgrounds! So bright and pretty. Thanks for sharing.

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  113. really like your last card. Love the bright blue on the back ground.

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  114. I love the non-traditional colors you used on your cards. Very pretty!

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  115. Beautiful cards! I love all the color choices you picked as well! I love that their not the normal colors you usually see at Christmas time! Wonderful ideas and layouts on all the cards!

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  116. Love the use of the picked raspberries that looks very cool! I like the other cards as well!

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  117. The non-traditional colors you used were just perfect! Thanks for the ideas!

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  118. What fun cards. You have a very unique style. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  119. Beautiful cards, love your distress ink techniques for the backgrounds to these awesome holiday elements.

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  120. Wow .... absolutely stunning cards! :)

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  121. Sooo pretty! I love how you only color part of your backgrounds. Very sweet and clever!

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  122. Great cards and bold use of colour, love the blue one, thanks.

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  123. Gorgeous I love how you've done the blue one it's so eye catching

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  124. I think I have started to run out of superlatives - Deepti these are stunning cards.

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  125. Your dark blue card (the last one) is so stunning and I love the dimensionality that you gave it by cutting out the branches and the bird. Very nice!

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  126. So beautiful! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  127. Oh wow!! Your cards are beautiful. My favorite is that deep blue one, though. I LOVE the way the branches are arranged on it and the silver sparkle. Great design.

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  128. Lovely nontraditional colors! Love your cards

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  129. Your water colors are so beautiful!

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  130. Love your water colouring it's amazing. Beautiful cards

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  131. Beautiful cards. I love your choices of colors, so beautiful.

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  132. I like all three cards with the non traditional style you had on each card. The one with the Chipped Sapphire is most striking!

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  133. So awesome can't wait to start creating cards with this incredible set. Thank you for the grand ideas!

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  134. Great backgrounds on all of these cards.

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  135. The cards you made are so pretty! Thank you for the inspiration!

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  136. I love your background work! Such inspiration in these cards, thank you!

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  137. What a gorgeous blue card!
    Can't believe Christmas is 3 months away.

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  138. I love the richness of the colors you use! You're inspiring me to try that look!

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  139. The blue card is so breathtaking....it just exudes winter!! Thanks for your ideas.

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  140. Your backgrounds are beautiful! I love the reindeer! Such a great set!

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  141. I like the non traditional colours on your cards

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  142. Love your backgrounds and the fact that you used non-traditional colours. Your cards look stunning and will surely stand out in someone's holiday card collection.

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  143. Super fun cards! Can't wait to get my hands on this box!

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  144. These are all just beautiful! I love the way you blend color!

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  145. wow, love them all but especially that last one in blue! very pretty!

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  146. love all of your cards but that last, dark blue one...AMAZING!!!!

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  147. I love your cards with the blue one being my favorite. A great mix of traditional and non-traditional.

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  148. Each card is so exceptionally special. What talent. Thank you for sharing.

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  149. I love how you fussy cut the branch on the !ast card. It gave it such dimension and the ink blending added an ethereal quality. Those little birds are so cute! Thanks for sharing.

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  150. Blue is my absolute most favorite color, so your last card jumped out at me. They are all lovely and I so much appreciate you sharing your talent with us.

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  151. I love blue and red together - that would be my favorite. Thank you for sharing.

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  152. You are so talented. Love the cards.

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  153. Love the colors thanks for the inspiration.

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  154. Great cards! Love the different looks that you achieved with the collection. Thanks for sharing.

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  155. I just love the reindeer one. I love the watercolor background in the back.

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  156. Your cards are very creative, and the blue one is my favorite.

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  157. So many non-traditional colors; thanks for sharing your beautiful cards. I have to say you must have a lot of patience to fussy cut those branches; great idea.

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  158. The little bird sitting on the deer's antlers made me smile. Nice touch.

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  159. Gorgeous cards. Love how different they all are from the same sets. Love this whole Candy Cane Lane SOA Collection.

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  160. So many great card ideas from one collection. Thank you for sharing your ideas.

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  161. Love all three of your cards! You do an amazing job with your cards, and this box rocks! TFS!

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  162. Beautiful colors. Beautiful cards

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  163. These cards are amazing! Love the inspiration! Looks like this will be an awesome box!

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  164. I love all three cards. My favorite is the first one love the picked raspberry it just brought out the wow. Thanks for sharing

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  165. Beautiful cards! Thanks for inspiration!

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  166. Deepti, Beautiful cards hot pink & the blue ones love the most but they're ALL GREAT.

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  167. Love the non-traditional colors! Beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing!

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  168. Deepti, Beautiful cards hot pink & the blue ones love the most but they're ALL GREAT.

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  169. Love all your cards and great techniques!!!!

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  170. Love the cards. Love the non traditional colors also.

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  171. Great cards ...love the use of some non-traditional colors. Peacock Feathers watercolor stripe card is my fave!

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