Altenew January 2018 Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

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Hi, crafty friends! Welcome to the Altenew January 2018 Release Blog Hop! It's Dana here and I'm so honored hopping along with you today. I hope you came from Nina-Marie's blog, but if not, please check the full blog hop list in the bottom of this post.

As always, Altenew released amazing products in this month. I'm especially in love with layering dies!! I have 4 cards and one video (my first cardmaking video) and let's get started!

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For my first card, I started by die cutting 'LOVE' words from bristol paper using Altenew Caps Bold Alphabet Die. I then made watercolor wash on these die cuts with Worn Lipstick and Festive Berries Distress inks and water using ink smooshing technique.

While they are dried, I die cut note paper using Altenew Notebook Die. I also die cut roses from bristol paper using Altenew Rose Flurries 3D Die Set. This die set contains many layered rose and leaf dies and I love them all so much!

After die cutting, I ink blended each layers using distress inks and dye inks. For roses, I used Abandoned Coral, Worn Lipstick, Dried Marigold and Squeezed Lemonade Distress inks. On the leaves, I used dye inks from other company. Then, I glued all die cuts as shown in the picture.

I assembled all elements on the red card stock and popped them up using foam tape and glue. I then mounted this panel to the A2 sized white card base. To finish off, I tied up a ribbon using hemp cord and embellished droplets here and there.


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In my second card, I featured Altenew Create A Wreath Die Set and Rose Flurries 3D Die Set. I used only Altenew Mini Blossom Die cutting Machine to make this wreath. For more details, please check out my first cardmaking video below :) If you want watch in Youtube, click HERE.



After watercoloring the background and edges in the video, I white heat embossed sentiment from Altenew Just Because stamp set on pink card stock and trimmed it down as shown. I adhered wreath using glue and some foam adhesive and foam mounted sentiment as well. Last, I mounted watercolor panel on A2 sized white card base.


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Next up is Altenew Peony Dreams 3D Die Set! I'm so happy to put beautiful flower cluster on my card just after doing die cutting few times.

So, I began by die cutting all layers of peonies and leaves. I used general colored card stock for their body and glitter paper for layered parts. I especially die cut the highlight part of flowers from white glitter card stock and added colors with copic markers.

I then splattered watercolor paints with water here and there on white woodgrain card stock before foam mounting the elements as shown and adhered whole panel on A2 sized grey card base. Oh, sentiment from Altenew More Than Words is heat embossed with Altenew Rose Gold Embossing powder.


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For my last card, I used one of my favorite color scheme, turquoise and gold! I die cut 3 times from 3 different blue-green shade of card stocks using Altenew Cube Cover Die.

I used the lightest cover as a shaker front. For more fun look, I glued medium shade card stock behind the cover after adding the acetate. I then adhered foam tape inside the rectangle area with no extra space between each edges. I did the same process to edges of cover. In this shaker channel I just created, I put clear sequins. I then combined shaker part with another A2 sized darkest paper. 

Then, I started to decorate the front. I die cut 'love' words from gold glittery paper using Altenew Script Words Die Set. I white heat embossed the sentiment from Altenew Just Because stamp set and I added gold glitters on the bottom of sentiment panel as shown in the picture.

I mounted all elements using mini pop dots and glue. I glued some darkest pieces on the center part as well. I embellished heat stickers from my stash where I wanted them and finished off this card.


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I hope you enjoyed these cards. Don't miss awesome prizes from Altenew and giveaway from My bog below. 

Supplies

I'm sharing listed supplies I used today. Compensated affiliate links are used when possible at no extra cost to you. Thank you for your continuous support! 



Prizes
To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to SIX lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and Altenew Scrapbook Blog by Monday, January 15th for a chance to win. Six winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 1/17/2018.
Giveaway
I'll draw a winner to receive a $30 gift certificate. Winner will be announced on my blog on 1/16/2018. Please check 'Altenew' category at that time.

Blog Hop
Your next stop is Terhi Koskinen! Happy hopping!

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Lilith Eeckels
Anna Kossakovskaya
Svitlana Shayevich
Jennifer McGuire
Virginia Lu
Jessica Frost-Ballas
Sandra Dietrich
Kristina Pokazanieva
Laura Bassen
Reiko Tsuchida
Simon Says Stamp Blog
Erum Tasneem
Yoonsun Hur
Galina Filippenko
Kymona Tracey
Altenew Scrapbook Blog
Vicky Papaioannou
Miriam Prantner
Enza Gudor
Nina-Marie Trapani
Dana Gong ← You are here!
Terhi Koskinen ← Your next stop
Justine Hovey
Hussena Calcuttawala

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  1. WOW! Gorgeous cards; your showcases of the amazing 3D dies has made my wish list *very* long! The peony card..oh my! Swooning!
    ~carol

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  2. omg love these cards - each one is so creative and beautifully made - thanks for sharing:)

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  3. Gorgeous cards. The flower dies in the release are amazing. Your examples make me feel like Spring is closer.

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  4. Beautiful and colorful creations :) Thank you for sharing your inspirations with us :)

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  5. Loving your awesome color combinations. Beautiful work!

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  6. Beautiful cards, I think we love the same colors!😍

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  7. Oh wow! Wow! Wow! I love my Fantasy Floral layering die so much and these new dies are amazing. Wonderful release and beautiful inspiration!

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  8. Awesome release! Gorgeous cards!I especially love your Life is Beautiful card!

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  9. Beautiful and colorful cards. Thanks so much for sharing. Got to love the new release so many things to use. Wow!

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  10. All four cards are so beautiful but I especially like the you are beautiful card and the love card. Wonderful colors and designs. Thank you for sharing and for allowing us to enter your giveaway! God bless you. Diana O

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  11. Wow...Beautiful array of cards...Each one is so beautiful...Thanks for sharing...

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  12. Lovely inspiration! Thank you for sharing your talents!

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  13. This gorgeous quartet of cards makes my heart sing! The last two absolutely blew my socks off! The flowers on the third card are magical! I love the little Sparkle on them! TFS!

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  14. Beautiful cards! My favorite is the layered flower die! Thank you for the inspiration!
    Elaine

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  15. Wait what... is exactly what I said to myself with your last card. So cool.

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  16. your cards are gorgeous, Dana - the more I see these 3D dies the more I know I have to have them!!!

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  17. All the dies in this release are amazing and unique. I especially love the peony die! Thanks for sharing!

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  18. All of your cards are so pretty! I love the design of
    the first one and the pretty w/c letters.

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  19. Completely smitten with this new release! Your cards are beautiful. Thanks for the inspiration

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  20. Dana, my first visit to your blog, I'm blown away by your skills thank you for taking the time to share this with us

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  21. Wonderful projects, Dana! I'm totally in love with your last card and that delicious color combo!

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  22. What pretty cards. Thank you so much for sharing.

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  23. love all of your cards, just incredibly beautiful!

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  24. Beautiful cards! Wonderful new dies!!

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  25. Gorgeous cards, Dana!! Love all your cards but my most favorite is the floral wreath card, so so beautiful. Thanks for sharing. :-)

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  26. Wonderful cards Dana and I very much enjoyed your video. Thanks for sharing your beautiful work.

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  27. The turquoise and gold is stunning!

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  28. Very pretty cards. I like the colors and the sparkle.

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  29. I can't wait to try something similar to your love card. It will make a wonderful Valentine's Day card. The colors on the flower cards is outstanding. One of my favorites though is the graphic background card. So cute.

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  30. I love all four of your cards. They're beautiful!

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  31. Beautiful cards!! Loving the letters and flower dies!!

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  32. Great job on your first cardmaking video! Your cards are gorgeous, especially that first one...I absolutely LOVE it!

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  33. Wonderful cards! I love your use of the geometric card front, and the Peony card is stunning in design and colors!

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  34. YOur cards are all stunning!!! Love the release and the versatility of these dies!!!

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  35. Such a great release, thank you for the inspiration!

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  36. Wow, your cards are absolutely stunning!! You've showcased the dies perfectly!! Love all of these!!

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  37. You cards are beautiful! I love all the amazing layers!

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  38. Gorgeous projects - love the colors.

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  39. You did a wonderful job on your cards. They are great. Thank you.

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  40. these are so incredible - love the colors and layouts!

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  41. What beautiful colors you've used in your cards. I especially love the Peonies!

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  42. Layered and 3D - how much better can it get? Colorful! Thats what! Great cards!

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  43. The Caps Bold Alphabet Die Set is simply perfect!!

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  44. Your cards are stunning ! I specially love the work on the peony dream, the layers of glitter paper between the mat cardstock is really a fantastic idea. Thank you for sharing.

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  45. All of your cards are beautiful! I am in love with those letter dies and the way you used the water colored paper! Beautiful!

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  46. Your cards are all amazing! Love this new release!

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  47. Such romantic colors and gorgeous cards!!

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  48. LOVE the 3D dies! Your cards are gorgeous. The use of glitter papers for portions of the flowers is just fabulous.

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  49. All your cards are so different and all fabulous.

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  50. These are all so beautiful!! I LOVE that last one in the turquoise!! I think the cube cover die is my favorite product of this release!

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  51. Wow, really beautiful and different cards! I love them all. Thanks for a great video tutorial.

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  52. Really beautiful cards. I love the 3D dies. Thanks so much for sharing...

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  53. Beautiful cards, your color combos are WOW!! Thanks!

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  54. Well congratulations on your first video!! Your cards are all super amazing! I especially love the bold colors you put together using the 3d flower die on your Life is Beautiful card!!

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  55. Beautiful cards, Dana! Love all of them and I really enjoyed watching your video - well done!
    Thank you for sharing your talent!

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  56. Your cards are awesome in their amazing use of design and color. Wow!

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  57. I love these cards. You used all my favorites from the new release in wonderful ways. Thank you for sharing.

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  58. Stunning cards! Especially love your teal and gold one!

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  59. Wow! I love all the pretty flowers! Lovely cards!

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  60. These are such lovely cards, Dana. I especially like what you did with the peony dreams die set. That card is simply stunning. Thanks for sharing them all.

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  61. I love the colors you chose for the 3D flower, super cute.

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  62. Gorgeous designs. I love the water color washes.

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  63. Gorgeous cards! Love all of the layered flowers! Awesome new dies!

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  64. Wonderful, I really enjoy all the tiny details on your beautiful creation!

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  65. Wow! Some of my favorite cards in this hop! Love your use of glitter!

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  66. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your “love” note card! Your designs are very inspirational and I look forward to your next video!

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  67. beautiful cards and great first video - I just love altenew products

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  68. love your cards they are all beautiful, you are amazing and patient enough to find matching card stock. The colors pop and you did a wonderful work of art.

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  69. Your cards are beautiful. I love the colors you chose for the peony. Thank you for sharing.

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  70. Lovely cards. Wow! When I saw the life is beautiful card I was amazed at the colors. Very pretty.

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  71. OMG, loving your four cards. The colours you've used are stunning on all the cards. Adore the love card with the cute notebook page as background.

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  72. Your shaker card is completely amazing, Dana! This release is so beautiful, can't wait to get my hands on the products! :)

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  73. Gorgeous Set of Cards! Wow! each is so beautifully crafted, Loved all of them!
    Thank you so so much for inspiring!

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  74. Absolutely gorgeous cards! I'm in love with all of them! Thanks for sharing!

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  75. They are all wonderful--each one with a different feel. I am seriously going to have to get that notebook die--it looks amazing against the bright red. I was so loving the florals and then the big surprise: the glitter element!!! Way cool. It was such an eye catcher and just enough shimmer. Very well done! Thank you.

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  76. Such gorgeous cards using the newest Altenew products!

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  77. Wow, an excellent set of postcards! They are all so colorful and different!

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  78. Beautiful cards! I love this new release, there is such a variety of dies from graphic design to floral beauty! Thanks for sharing and inspiring us!

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  79. Gorgeous cards and I love the glitter especially in the Peony card. So pretty!

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  80. The aqua shaker card is my favorite!

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  81. Beautiful assortment! Great job.

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  82. Love each project and all the different looks. Thanks for the inspiration and all the hard work. :)

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  83. Thank you for such colorful and creative cards.

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  84. All the cards are very pretty and I really like the love card!

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  85. Hi Dana. Congratulations on making your first tutorial video. I really enjoyed watching you create that beautiful card. Love all 4 of your cards using the Altenew 2018 new release. I particularly love the 3D dies they are making now. So much better for those of us who don't colour well. Thanks for sharing and I'll look forward to watching you create again. You've done it once and that's the hardest to do - the first of anything. Well done.

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  86. Love what you did with the Peony Dream 3D die set, love the colors you used

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  87. Your designs are such an inspiration! my favorite is the love design with the red background

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  88. I love your color choices. My favorite is the LOVE card & the watercolored letters.

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  89. All four of your cards are so very creative, with great color combos and layouts!

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  90. Thank you for all the inspiration. I love to see how different designers create with the layering dies and I love them so much.

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  91. Wow beautiful, I love all your colour combos.

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  92. Wow! Your cards are beautiful! Love the flower one with the glitter paper used on it! Stunning!

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  93. Beautiful cards! That alphabet die is awesome.

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  94. Four wonderful samples today Dana! My favorite is the Notebook edged LOVE:)))

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  95. Stunning cards! They all have wonderful texture and a fun element.

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  96. Beautiful cards, love the wreath!

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  97. All beautiful cards..love the colors of the peony card!

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  98. Gorgeous cards! The LOVE card is so pretty - thanks!

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  99. Wow! All gorgeous! I especially like the "Life is Beautiful" card.

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  100. Awesome projects. The watercolor letters are my favorite. TFS

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  101. Oh my goodness...what beautiful cards! Thank you for taking the time to make us a video so we could see how you made the card! That was really helpful! Your peony cards are my favorite!!

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  102. Wonderful cards! Love the beautiful colors and creative designs.

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  103. Wow ! You did such a beautiful job with these cards ! The colors combos of the last two are incredible!!
    [margessw(at)icloud(dot)com]

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  104. Loved all your cards but especially Life is Beautiful peony card. It is so elegant. Thanks for sharing all of your designs with us.

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  105. Wow such beautiful and creative projects you came up with. I absolutely "LOVE" your first card. The watercolour smooshing on the letters really appealed to me. All four cards are stunning and wonderful. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  106. I really like those layering floral dies as well! I especially love how you used them in your third card design. So gorgeous!

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  107. Wow, loving this blog hop & all the new dies. Fabulous cards that you've created with them.

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  108. Those peonies are beautiful and teal and gold is now a favorite color combo also. These cards are lovely. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  109. All of your projects are gorgeous-but I love the teal card, and the Peony card!

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  110. WOW!! Your cards are STUNNING!!! LOVE all these fabulous ways you used these dies!

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  111. Dana - your cards are absolutely gorgeous - love them! I enjoyed watching the video, too.
    Very inspiring........!!

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  112. I love these cards. Each one is so creative.

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  113. I love the colors on all of them! Each one is beautiful and they pop!

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  114. Wonderful cards. Love the way you express your creativity

    Sammibug aka Samantha Houp aka Sammi

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  115. All four are soo beautiful! I love them all!

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  116. Thanks for sharing your lovely cards and the technique video.

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  117. Simply gorgeous! This is a fabulous release!

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  118. Your cards are so pretty I really like the Shaker card with the blue background and the wonderful love card with a water colored letters

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  119. Loved, loved, loved the glitter in some of your cards. The colors used in the peony card was exceptional!

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  120. Beautiful cards today and I REALLY enjoyed your video - I can't believe it's your first card making video! You really should do more, but I know they take a lot of time and work! Very helpful to see how the different die cut pieces fit together etc. I loved the gold you used around your wreath card piece too - such an elegant touch. I love all the watercoloring and the splatters - they really add a lovely texture to your pieces. Thanks for taking part in the blog hop, I really enjoy your art - thanks for sharing it with us!

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  121. That cube cover plate is my favorite of this release!

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  122. Stunning cards! I love the first one!!!

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  123. Thanks for sharing and the opportunity! These are so beautiful and I love these dies!!!

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  124. Your wreath card is stunning! I also cannot stop loving on those 3D Peony dies--your creation is gorgeous!

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  125. Fantastic cards and designs! I absolutely love the last two cards you shared!

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  126. Fabulous cards!! The layering dies are amazing and I LOVE that shaker card!

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  127. So creative you’ve done outstanding work on all four cards, love them!

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  128. Fabulous cards Dana, you have don a fabulous job showcasing the new products, thanks for the inspiration!

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  129. Very sweet and elegant cards. Love your use of gorgeous colors.

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  130. You've made a beautiful array of cards to showcase this release. I particularly am drawn to the peony & the cover plate die cards. These are very high on my wish list.

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  131. It's hard to choose the one I like best -- but I'm going with "Life is beautiful" with those gorgeous purple flowers. Your samples are fabulous.

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  132. I really like your cubed card in the shades of teal. I love what you did with the shades of purple in your peony flower.

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  133. I love all of your cards. My favorite would have to be the peony card. The glitter paper parts of the flower are so cool!

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  134. Such pretty cards! That first card is super nice. I especially like the big letters from the die set and the watercolor on them. Such pretty colors on the card where you used the cube cover die.

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