Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Altenew Stamp/Die/Storage Pouch Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

This is my 2nd post for today. 
For Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, please scroll down or click here.
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Warning: super-heavy photo post!

Hello friends!
An exciting release blog hop over Altenew is happening today! Yay!
If you come from the fabulous Terhi Koskinen 's blog, you are in the right place.
There are NEW stamps, dies and storage pouches (nice and sturdy!!). 
Let's get the card party started, shall we?
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I created my first card with one of the many gorgeous stamp sets called Charmed.

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This 4x6 Charmed set comes with one large hand drawn stamp, a few small decorative images and some beautiful font. The sentiment allows you to mix and match.
 
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 I took an almost No-line Water-coloring approach. The large floral image was first stamped in Peach Perfect and them clear-embossed in Crystal Clear Embossing Powder. I then painted the images with Altenew Ink and water.


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The glitter tape are such a great addition to add that pizzazz! I also added White Nuvo Crystal Droplets for extra dimensions and interest.
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My next two cards are all about Halftone Hearts Stamp Set AND now Halftone Hearts Nesting Dies.
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 I love using matching die and stamp as you can create your own unique pieces. I did some multi-color stamping. Then I did the die cut with the matching die accordingly and then pieced them all together in one piece. The hearts become one large seamless heart piece!
(If interested, you can see my previous You Tube video that demonstrates this technique).

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By the way, did you see the gold-embossed vellum heart piece? It's actually a piece of scrap. I ended up using it as a piece of underlay. I love a beautiful mistake, don't you?

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One of the great products about this release is...
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Envelope Liner Die 
The Envelope Liner die allows you to create an insert that will fit perfectly inside the A2 size envelopes (such as these here).
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And...take a look at the extra dies that come with this Envelope Liner Die  set! Wow, right?

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Now where is the missing gold-embossed heart? It's in my next card! πŸ˜€
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This card is very straightforward. For the gold-embossed vellum, I added a piece of heart die cut underneath to keep the vellum piece strong and sturdy.
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 I highly recommend Halftone Hearts Stamp Set AND now Halftone Hearts Nesting Dies for your year-round all occasion cards.
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The following card was created with this exquisite Cover Die called "Doodled Lace" Cover Die

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I love the ease of using a cover die. To me, they guarantee "success"!
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The font from "More Than Words" are gorgeous.
 I think it goes with any types of cards, especially floral cards!
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The faux stitched lines are also what makes this Doodled Lace" Cover Die special.
Last but certainly not the least....
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This Fantasy Floral Die is the BOMB!
I can't believe the dimensions and details that the dies give!
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The flower dies come in 3 layers and they are super easy to line up. No guess work involved!
To create the colorful pieces, I misted Altenew Metallic Shimmer Ink Spray. Once dry, I made the die cut and ensemble.

 Again, I used one of the sentiment from "More Than Words".
 
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In order to create some interest in the background, I took the leaf dies and ran them through die cut machine with Spellbinder Dry Emboss Tan Mat.  I love the subtle letterpress effect in the background.

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I have MORE ideas with the Fantasy Floral  Die and will share them in my posts in the near future. Again, this layering die is a must-have

Don't forget to check out the AWESOME Storage Pouches (Large and Medium). They are super sturdy and user-friendly!

I appreciate your feedback and if you can, please tell me in your comment... 
 What is your favorite card in this post?
Which one "speaks to you?
Does my post makes you want to go stamping... haha!
 Inquiring mind wants to know. 😊


Prizes: to celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to THREE lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog by Thursday, Aug. 31st for a chance to win. The winners will be announced on Sept. 2nd.

Giveaway: I am happy to pick a winner from and one of the random commenters from today's post will get $30 gift card! Woohoo! The winner will be announced in my blog on Aug. 27th. 

Today's Hope Order:


For all the complete list of products in this amazing release, please see here.
Your next stop is the talented Mindy Baxter! Please leave me a comment for a chance to win! 
Thanks for stopping by!

176 comments:

Kristie Goulet said...

Love your cards, Virginia! So pretty!

Betty Keefe said...

such a fantastic release and you've created such gorgeous cards! this release is going to do my budget in for the rest of the year!!!

Andrea said...

These cards are awesome! Love!!

cm said...

I love when you 'warn' us about a photo heavy post; a sign that we're going to be dazzled with an array of WOW...and this one is no exception! You've showcased a wide variety of the new release in the most lovely ways! The one that speaks to me is the last one, featuring Fantasy Florals! The deep blue/purple, paired with the turquoise of the leaves, is a stunning combination! Gorgeous! And YES YES YES...you do inspire me to head straight to my craft room to stamp...not only today, but every time you post! Your ability to inspire is incredible!
Hugs~carol (sorry for the long comment...had to!)

Joy Meadows said...

How can I pick just one of these amazing cards, Virginia? I love each one of them; you have created such beauties. Don't know how I will be able to prioritize an order for this release.

Luci Manos said...

I love your cards, especially the two heat ones! Great job thank you.

Lauren said...

Very unique techniques!

Karthikha said...

Fabulous cards! I love the colors used, so pleasant and beautiful :)

Sharada dilip acharya said...

I just Love your cards. They are stunning
cheers
sharada

Meghan Peterson said...

What an amazing array of lovely and beautiful cards! Thanks for sharing so much inspiration for so many of these great new products!

Debra Rumpza said...

Beautiful cards. I really like the envelope liner also.

Tasha Bruneau said...

Beautiful cards, so many neat ideas.

Debbie Selby said...

My favourite is the first one but they are all lovely. Love the whole release.

Mel said...

Very pretty. I wouldn't have put the blue and turquoise together, but it really works and I love the combination. I would never have tried it, but now I want to make a card just like it!

Carrie said...

Hi Virginia, I loved all the cards you made but the first card with the no-line water coloring is my fave! It is gorgeous!

Desperatehousewifecraft said...

You created such amazing cards with the new releases! I love the last card you made with the Fantasy Floral dies with the shimmer spray... and yes I want to go and craft now... but right after I purchase some stamps from this release! πŸ˜† Thanks for sharing your beautiful creations!

Jan in Tucson said...

I love how you think outside the box and your cards are AMAZING!

Harriet said...

Oh my, you have outdone yourself. Each card is so lovely. I 'think' my favorites are: Doodled lace cover die....you achieved a look that is so close to embroidery my eyes sparlked, Fantasy floral die is to die for...pun. My goodness Altenew continues to create beauty.

lritchie said...

Beautiful cards, just love your creativity and great new products from Altenew, I wish I could afford them all!

Unknown said...

I'm so glad to find your post! I love your watercolor card! Absolutely beautiful!

Good Kardma by Jules said...

Oh my gosh - LOVE all your cards! What great inspiration for the new products. Thank you for the chance to win!

Lynette @ My Craft Discovery said...

I love them all, but I absolutely love that cover plate! What fun flowers they make. I love the colors you used...in all the cards!

Carol Rossouw said...

What an amazing release! And wonderful inspiration from you! Love the new sentiment stamps and the versatility of this collection for using with scrapbooking.

dligon said...

I love your use of colors. The first watercolored card is beautiful!

Patti said...

The card that "speaks" to me the most is the Floral Fantasy. I absolutely love that new die and I like the fact that is a stand-alone dies.

Nora N. said...

Oh Virginia!! As usual, all your projects are sensational!! I love how you used the dies for embossing as well as for die cutting. JUST BEAUTIFUL!!

Sandy said...

Your cards are beautiful, so hard to choose a favorite. Thank you for the inspiration.

conil said...

Thanks to you I now have three new die sets winging their way toward me from Altenew. After seeing all your gorgeous creations, I was sold on the Doodled Lace Cover, Envelope Liner and Fantasy Floral. The cards you made were so completely awesome but I think the first one is my favorite. The colors are so vibrant and that gold wrapped arrow has my heart. Your "Virginia embellishments" just add to the beauty. This set is on my wishlist and, yes Virginia, I want to go stamping.

Gail said...

My favorite card today was the one you water-colored using the "Charmed" stamp. It's is so delicate!

Nives K said...

Beautiful cards! Thank you for the inspiration and chance to win.

Cynthia Koop said...

Yes Yes Yes! I want to go into my craft room right now and stamp! I would also love to do some online shopping! I love the Charmed stamp set and also the Envelope Liner Die set. Thank you for so much inspiration!

Patty Beers said...

Your cards are all beautiful. Love the no line watercoloring effect.

Sheila H said...

OMG, Virginia - your cards are totally beautiful. The colors and designs are so eye catching. I love them all, but the first is my favorite.

Arlene Rose said...

Watercoloring and dies!!! Fantastic!

Leslie said...

Love your cards and love these products!

eddie said...

amazing cards

Irakari S said...

I love your Charmed card!

Szandra BrezanΓ³czy said...

The firtsone is the most beautiful 😍 lovely colors and amazing stamps 😍

Nana Griffin said...

I just love all of your cards!

Shirley N said...

Love what you did with this amazing release, you're so inspiring! Especially love the cover die card.

SusieQ said...

Oh my. Somebody's been having a good time with this new release. So pretty.

ScrapaDiddle said...

Your cards are so very pretty!

Kailash said...

Love that last card, the colors are gorgeous!!

Riecy said...

Love your cards, especially the doodled lace cover die!

Stef Perry said...

Love seeing all your cards Virginia. You're always so inspirational with your beautiful creations!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Your projects are beautiful!! TFS

Ann K said...

All your examples are so pretty but my fave would be the one with the hearts. And I love that there is an envelope liner die. gotta get that one.

Marjorie DUMONTlER said...

WoW ! This is an amazing job. All your cards are great but the last one is very astonishing !!

Terri (blindstamper) said...

Your samples are incredible!

JAS424 said...

I liked the halftone heart set card--the first one listed. The colors, the layout---something about it makes me think of a wonderful, squeeshy, long hug from a friend. Going through your post and seeing each and every gorgeous project, makes me want to do some CASEing. Thanks for all the inspiration.

Linda Kunsman said...

wow- gorgeous cards , and how I love the watercolored first one especially!!

Teresa said...

The heart cards are my favorite. I also appreciate the envelope liner.

Teresa said...

The heart cards are my favorite. I also appreciate the envelope liner.

Crystal G said...

My favorite card is the one made with the Doodled Lace Cover die but the one made with the Fantasy Floral Die also speaks to me. All your cards are great and your post definitely makes me want to go stamping/card making.

Janice said...

Exquisite cards! You are a true artist! The Doodled Lace card sings to me!

Di said...


So many gorgeous cards, love the two heart cards and the beautiful lace card, all of the cards are beautiful too. Your work is so inspiring.
Di.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Such awesome sample cards! You rocked out these sets.

Beverly S. said...

Virginia...I always enjoy seeing your work and this time is no exception. You did a wonderful job with the new Altenew release.
I couldn't pick a favorite....all were wonderful! :)

mhart said...

Love all your cards!! Each scroll down just got better & better!! Yes, makes me want to stamp (and also to buy, buy, buy!!)

Bridget Grant said...

Man you rock!!! These are beautiful. Tfs

Karen said...

What a gorgeous collection of cards! Although hard to choose, I think the last one is my favorite.

Lee Newton said...

Wow, so many examples! Thank you.

Tracy A said...

So much beauty and creativity in one blog post. Wonderful work.

Kleri F said...

Beautiful cards!Your designs are very unique!And I love the bright colors :) Tfs,Virginia!

Shelly said...

Such beautiful cards! My fav is the one made with the cover die.

Judy Strasser said...

I can't choose a favorite because I love them all! You used such bright, cheery, happy colors. Sweet!!!

Jeanne Beam said...

Such beautiful cards. The first one was just gorgeous. Thanks for sharing....

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

What an amazing set of cards, Virginia! Especially love the floral die on the last one - stunning!!

pcm said...

you seriously continue to outdo yourself! love the watercolor first one and the envelope lining of the second and the tower of hearts and.... ok. love them all.

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Lisa Elton said...

Oh my goodness Virginia, what a beautiful breath of fresh floral air!! These are all incredible!!

Tanja said...

My favourite is the last one with the purple flower and the blue leaves. The colours are great.

Audrey Meyer said...

Fantasy Floral is Amazing

JimandPeg Zeleznik said...

Loved all of your cards but my favorite is the doodled lace cover up card. Thank you so much for sharing some really great cards!

Barbara said...

All the cards you created from this amazing release are just beautiful. Lots of inspiration and creativity for us!

barbara macaskill said...

All are beautiful but my favorite is the Doodled Lace card with the More Than Words sentiment! Breathtaking! TFS! 🀞🀞🀞🀞🀞🀞

Connie Hinkle said...

Love your cards 😊

Sue LD said...

Pretty variety of cards.

Marsha said...

Wow, you have been busy. Beautiful cards made with these lovely stamps and dies. Gorgeous colors.

Miriam Prantner said...

So many great cards! My favorites are the first and last, those are my favorite products from this release!

Francine D said...

The gold embossed heart card is my favorite, but really, I like them all. Great work on all these cards. Very beautiful and you've complimented this release.

Debbie said...

Wow, just wow!

Vikki H, southern Oregon said...

Wow! what a great release! Your last two cards take my breath away with their detail and colors.

Leann Goth said...

All of the cards were pretty. My favorite is the rose cards. The colors are very pretty. Yes, I would like to go stamp but have a few more crafters to watch.

Ruth Duke said...

The rose die is my favourite. I love your work

Cynthia Clark said...

Lovely cards!

Nandini said...

The cards are really beautiful especially the ones with hearts! And I love the idea of pouches. Something that every crafter needs!

J Sirak said...

I love what you did with the charmed flowers and the half tone hearts!g

k ostgard said...

Lovely inspiration I love them all but the last card purple is my fav color so it speaks to me.
Thanks for sharing all the lovely new release.
Have a blessed day!
Kimberly

purusty said...

the new flowers are delightful & your cards show that

Jean uk said...

It is hard to choose from your cards they are all WOW's
But the flowers have it 1.The lace stencil, it's different and eye catching.
2.The water colour flowers,delicate,fresh.
Altenew have given a challenge but so many different ways to use the products it just amazes me when they are in talented hands.

Maja said...

So many beautiful card samples! My favorite is the one with hearts along with it's matching envelope.

Dawn Turley said...

WOW Virginia. Your cards and the envelope liner are all totally awesome. You make me want to buy everything! All so very special

bev p said...

Is there a "I want it all" prize??? I am so overwhelmed by all your examples, just lovely and so much color, and pattern and texture. I almost don't want to see a new Altenew release because it stirs up my "wanter!" This one is no different. Thank you so much for showcasing so beautifully.

Reni Kartenwind said...

You're right, that fancyful floral die set is a must have! Your card is just so gorgeous <3 Thank you for those lovely ideas :)

Nicole Robinson said...

So many beautiful cards and so much talent! You make everything look so easy.

mandalj said...

Love the Half-Tone Hearts cards and the beautiful colours you've used for the last one with the Fantasy Floral Die! All your cards show off the new products wonderfully.

Timi Biro said...

Very unique and beautiful cards!

Deeps said...

I love a photo heavy post. I know there are a lot of wonderful cards coming up. Your creations are amazing and a test to our eyes.

Teresa Doyle said...

These are all gorgeous Virginia. The first one ("almost no line" wc'd) card is my fave. I have to say the Doodled Lace card is fabulous as well! Again, they are really ALL gorgeous. Well done!

Joan said...

Love your cards, Virginia. They are so colorful and completely gorgeous.

Phi said...

Beautiful. The charmed stamp set is quickly becoming one of my favorites.

Paula Fuller said...

Wow! I love every single card equally. I always try to choose one I like best, but this time it's impossible. From the watercolor to the creative use of the new dies and sentiment stamps, this is going to break my budget. Great inspirational blog hop.

jan metcalf said...

What fun new supplies to make charming cards Virginia! My Altenew wish list is growing!

Jenny said...

Love al your cards but my fav is the watercolored flowers.
So beautiful. Great release.
Jenny

Stefanie White said...

All your cards are great! The half tone hearts with the envelope dies I'd probably the card that inspires me to want to get my inks out and stamp away!!

Sharon Meyer said...

nice work!!

Michelle H said...

Wow. I love what you've done with this release. The watercolor on the charmed flower card is gorgeous. The cards with the hearts were designed beautifully. (love the envelope insert). Just stunning.

Sheryl Brandt said...

I loved all of your cards, but the one that spoke to me most was the Fantasy floral die card. Loved the colors!!

Hey Jude Cards said...

Love all of these. They are amazing.

bbgeltz said...

I love all your cards. I especially love the Fantasy Floral die!

Blog Voyage said...

So many fantastic cards! But you're right, the Fantasy Floral Die is the Bomb! And you made a stunning card with it!

JmB said...

Your cards are beautiful and inspiring. I have never tried cover dies and the doodled stitch die is wonderful. The envelope liner die is brilliant. Thank you for sharing.

Tavana S said...

Wow wow wow! Can't decide which one to call the best! These card are beautiful!! 😍

Becky said...

So much inspiration here! Beautiful work. Adding the Doodle Lace Cover die to my wish list after seeing this. Thank you!

cyanpurple said...

Oh my, charmed is my favorite set and i love what you did with it. 2nd is that floral die 😍😍😍

Elaine Cook said...

Yes, these gorgeous cards definitely inspire me to stamp and create today!! I especially love the Life is Beautiful card with those gorgeous colors. So many great things in this release!!

Angela said...

It's hard to pick a favorite because all of these cards are so beautiful! I love the Doodled Lace card. The additional color really makes the features of it stand out. I also love the "Life is Beautiful" sentiment. The font is gorgeous!

Daria Z. said...

These cards are all fantastic, Virginia! I absolutely love the first one.

SMWhite said...

Beautiful cards!

graham Brand said...

This is an awesome set of cards showing a wonderful new release!

Natasha said...

Wow! So much eye candy! Really love the half tones heart card and the matching envelope!

Cindy's Little Farm said...

I love the card made with the Fantasy floral die! Super how you used the leaf die for some extra interest on the background!

Marcie Lovett said...

Love the watercolory looks, Virginia!

Stacey Kowbel said...

Wow, all of your cards are fabulous! I think my most favourite is the one with the doodled lace cover die. Just love the colours!

Marci Snee said...

Your cards are just precious!!! I dearly love them all! Thank you for sharing!!!!!

mtscrapgal said...

My favorite is the Doodled Lace card. The die is so intricate and the colors you chose are so pretty. The Fantasy Floral die card spoke to me with its beauty and simple elegance. Thanks

Binte Yousuf said...

I loved the Little things card created from Charmed stamp set.
As for "wanting to stamp" ..... I am in a creative block for past six months & have joined this blog hop for inspiration to kick-off my lazy self....and if I win a prize.... well nothing better to kick-off the creative block by shopping for new stamps and dies :D

Hanna said...

I have to admit that you got me excited about some of the dies that had not excited me yet! Your ideas are so creative and your cards are beautiful - thank you for sharing with us!

Lisa Moline said...

I love everything in this new release and love all of your examples!! Thank you for sharing!

Geri Stuart said...

your beautiful cards make me want to buy it all! This is such a terrific release from Altenew!

Cyndi Morris said...

Beautiful cards. I especially love the Watercolor look.

Jenniferk said...

Virginia all of your cards are gorgeous, you are so creative! The halftone heart card and envelope set you made are amazing, someone is going to be very happy to receive that in the mail.

Heather M said...

Such a fantastic release and you've created such gorgeous cards! I love the colors and layouts! The florals are stunning!! Love the great texture with the heart dies!

Susi K. said...

You've created an amazing array of cards with this fabulous new release, Virginia! Love all the inspiration.

Elena P. said...

I am in love with the different cards you've created. They are absolutely beautiful.

Linda Rubarski said...

Love your cards.

Donna Oates said...

Stunning cards! They are gorgeous!

Helen Budz said...

Virginia, this is an incredibly beautiful set of cards--the designs, the colors are so lovely.
Thanks for sharing them.

Psychomak said...

Wow . Love what you did with the cover die. Gorgeous

Nicole B said...

I love your take on the envelope liner. What a lovely extra treat to send someone!

Patt H. said...

Absolutely gorgeous cards! I love the Charmed ones especially!

Denise said...

Virginia, your cards are so beautiful and I love how you water colored the flower card.

Melissa Friedrich said...

Beautiful cards, so hard to pick a fave but I will say it's the Charmed card with almost no line watercolor. I'm really drawn to watercolor looks.

Liz Gessner McAllister said...

This is a fantastic release!

Vijaylaxmi Siyal (Shalu) said...

Wow...what an array of beautiful and amazing cards!! Loved each n every card ..just fabulous creations !!

Sharlini said...

Hi Virginia! The card you made using the Doodled Lace Cover Die didn't just speak to me, it shouted out from the rooftops. I absolutely love the vibrant colours you chose. Thank you for sharing your creations.

patti said...

WOW!!! your cards are all so pretty!!

Debbie said...

LOVE your work. I see so many Altenew dies I will be ordering. shhh....don't tell the Husband I'll be spending so much $$

Berina RGA said...

Your cards are so pretty Virginia!! I love them!!

Raven Magill said...

All of these cards are gorgeous, but I love especially the watercolor work you did on that first one. <3

Heather Bellino said...

Gorgeous cards, thank you!

Texan Princess said...

I love your cards! After this blog hop, I am going to go broke! It will be sooo worth it!

dbjhudson said...

I am very inspired by your cards today. The Charmed card is truly charming. You also made wonderfully colorful hearts. Love the envelope liner die (with extras).

Debra said...

Stunning designs and colors.

Sharon Torgerson said...

Beautiful cards, love the bright colors and the designs. Thank you for the inspiration.

Maureen Chandler said...

Doodled Lace card is my favorite but I really am so impressed with all your cards! Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful talent!

Rema said...

Lovely cards!

Martha Berry said...

The Charmed stamp set is my favorite. I love love love how you watercolored it on your card. Nothing beats a loose fluid watercolor flower to me!

Denise Bryant said...

Fabulous cards! The one featuring the flowers from the Charmed set is my fave! Awesome new set... also my fave!

Marianne said...

All of your cards are wonderful, Virginia, but your last card really blew me away. Love love love the layers in those purples and blues against the white letterpressed background!

Joy said...

Wow! Beautiful cards and gorgeous colors!

Megan said...

You've been busy again! Great projects!

Ashley Wells said...

Absolutely wonderful, Virginia! Love the dimension and huge pops of color on your cards.

Liz O. said...

Fabulous designs Virginia! Love them all they are so different yet all of them are fantastic! Thanks for all the inspiration! Have a wonderful day!

mimi said...

Loving this new release especially the floral fantasy dies! So very beautiful!

Zelda C said...

Wonderful range of cards!

Barbara Lipps-Deville said...

You're cards are truly spectacular! I'm new to card making, & soaking up lots of ideas, but yours are priceless! Fabulous professional finishing touches! Your use of the doodled lace & fantastic floral dies has totally revised my must have list! Thank you SO much for such gorgeous inspiration!

Amanda Dellamano said...

Beautiful cards! I love the hearts with the matching envelope. Thanks for the inspiration :)

Super Stick Chick said...

Wonderful cards, love all the colors and great techniques.

Gail said...

Beautiful cards! Really love what you did with the envelopes!

Lisa A creations said...

I'm loving all the hearts! Very cute cards!

Purple Princess said...

Beautiful cards!!

luv2scrap said...

I'm in love with the charmed set. I love the card you created with it, thanks for the inspiration.

Tina Holman said...

Love what you have made with the Charmed set! Great projects, thank you.

Jackie said...

Simply wonderful cards!!