Friday, March 7, 2014

Die-Versions Design Team and Operation Write Home Blog Hop

 
Hello Friends!! 
 
 Welcome to the first joint blog hop with  Die-Versions Design Team members and Operation Write Home!!  You should be coming here form Sandy's Blog.  If not, please be sure to start the hop at the OWH Stars and Stamps blog.  The Die-Versions March Release will be featuring a new set of dies that will be a fundraising product for OWH.  I love all of these dies!  They are just perfect for making Any Hero cards or cards for our Heroes to send home to their loved ones.  Here is the new release:
 
 

For the Blog Hop I received 3 dies to showcase.  My first die is the Hero Express Edge and here is my project:

For this A2 card I started with a piece of tan cardstock for the base of the card.  Next I cut out the camoflage paper and adhered that to the card base.  Then I cut out the Hero Express Edge in green paper and attached that to the card.  Next I cut a piece of Core'dinations Cream Star paper 2 inches by 5 inches and sanded it.  I then attached the stars to a piece of green paper, 2 1/4 inches by 5 1/4 inches and attached that to the card.  Next I cut out the Whispers Military Tags die in silver paper and attached them to the card.  I really like the way the star core'dination paper and the camoflage paper go together!  I think it will be perfect for sending an Any Hero card to one of our Heroes thanking them for their service!!

My next die is the Sweet Spots Top Secret and here is my project:


For this A2 card I started with white cardstock for the base of the card, next I cut a piece of weathered redwood paper to 4 inches by 5 1/4 inches and attached that to the white base.  Next I cut out a piece of blue paper with the Whispers Hexagon Background die and I ripped some of it apart and attached that to the card.  Next I took the Sweet Spots Top Secret die and cut it out twice, once in red and once in white, I then inlaid the pieces together and attached it to the card!  Now it is ready for one of our Heroes to send a Top Secret note home to a loved one!
 
My next die is the Sweet Phrases I Adore You die and here is my project:
 
 
 For this A2 card I started with blue cardstock for the base of the card, then I cut a piece of Bo Bunny Anthem paper and attached that to the card.  Then I cut out the Sweet Phrases I Adore You twice, one in white and one in blue and I pieced them together and attached them to the card.  Now who wouldn't adore getting this card in the mail from a loved one?
 
Don't forget to leave a comment on all of the blogs because OWH is going to be giving away some blog candy to random commenters, you can get full details at the OWH Stars and Stamps Blog.  Plus who doesn't love to get some positive comments on their cards?  I know I sure do!!

Your next stop is at Kristie's blog. 

Just in case the links aren't working, here is a list of the blogs for the hop in the correct order:

20. Die-Versions @ http://www.die-versions-blog.com 

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to go to all the blogs and comment for a chance to win!
Lori

 
 
 
 


122 comments:

  1. Your cards are amazing I am really in awe of what you came up with you r really are super creative. Love what you did and how you did it. Great job!!

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  2. I love this die set! I really like the top secret die and what you did with it.

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    1. Thank you Becky!! I love that Top Secret die!!

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  3. I just bought a bunch of camo paper because it was on sale and wasn't sure what to do with it yet-wanted to do something new. Your first creation is perfect for it. I'll definitely CASE it. :)

    I like that top secret die more every time I see it. I have to admit I was one of those who threw away cut outs (!!!!) until I watched an OWH video the other day and I won't be doing that anymore.

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    1. These dies are all work great with camo paper! The Top Secret die is one of my favorite, but I love them all in this release!!

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  4. These are great cards! I love how you made them so different, great job with the dies!

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  5. All of your cards are absolutely fabulous, Lori!! I love the papers you used!! You showcased the dies perfectly!! Have a great day :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  6. Thanks for the inspiration. Now I also want the whispers hexagon background! (and all other new dies)

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    1. Thank you Anke!! I love all the new background dies that Die-Versions has come out with!!

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  7. Such a cool idea doing the dog tags on silver paper! My die cutter will get a workout because of your examples!

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    1. Thanks Betty!! I hope I don't burn out my Vagabond with all these awesome dies!!

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  8. Great cards, Lori! I love the one with the background die...pure genius!

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    1. Thank you Patti!! I really love all the new background dies!

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  9. Great cards. I like how you slanted the paper on the top secret card. I love the camo
    paper and the dog tags. The adore you card is my favorite as I am a big fan of red!!!

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    1. Thanks Sherry!! I really LOVE all of the dies in this release!!

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  10. This set of dies is very cool for making cards for our heros!! All your cards are great...I believe the first one is my favorite....loving the dog tags!!

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    1. Thank you Patty! The Dog Tag dies is one of my favorites too, actually I love all the dies in this release!!

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  11. Great cards, Lori! Thanks for participating in our hop today!

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    1. Thank you Julie! I had a great time making this cards for OWH!! And I LOVE being a part of this HOP!!

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  12. Awesome cards!! The first card is my favorite too - those dog tags are great and I love the look you got with your sanding technique.

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  13. These are all so cute. Love the camo paper on the first one with those cute dog tags.

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    1. Thanks Anne!! I was so happy to be able to find camo paper at the store!!

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  14. Awesome cards. Love the dog tags.

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    1. Thanks Tammy!! I love the dog tags die too!!

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  15. Wonderful cards with these new dies. My favorite is the first one with the sanded stars and the dog tags.

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  16. These are fabulous cards. I can't decide which one I like the best - but I think it is the one with the blue hexagon cut-out. That is such a good idea. Thanks for sharing your talents!

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    1. Thank you Jill!! I love the hexagon background!! The new whisper background dies are really awesome to work with!!

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  17. All beautiful cards!!! How to pick a favorite??? I think I liked the Hexagon Whispers one the best, but they are all inspirational!

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    1. Radloff jen at cable one dot net ....I do not use the google account.

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    2. Thanks Jen!! I love that hexagon background whisper, and all the other background whispers, they are so much fun to work with!!

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  18. Oooo, your cards are gorgeous! I really like the dog tags, I have the stamp and wonder how it would look with the die!

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    1. Thank you Greggers!! I think the stamp and the die would go together great!!

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  19. Those are such an awesome cards, Lori. Love the details. TFS
    Hugs,
    Archana

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    1. Thank youu Archana!! I love all these dies so much!!

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  20. Lori, all of these cards are great. I especially like the I adore you one. Thanks for showing the set and the cards you made.

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  21. Love the use of the Hexagon Background (with the torn edge). Great idea!

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  22. Looks like you have had lots of fun making these.

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  23. Aimee (katendansmom)March 7, 2014 at 10:21 AM

    Love the way the first Hero card came out. I think there will be a lot of those dog tag dies making their way to our heroes!

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  24. Love your cards! I particularly like the hexagon bee hive blue piece and layout on the Top Secret card. Thank you so much for participating in the Blog Hop and supporting Operation Write Home!

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  25. Loving these new dies! Gotta go get me some!

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  26. You did a fantastic job on all the cards, but my favorite is the Top Secret inlay and the hexagons. I'd love for all my cards to look this good!

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  27. Love the top secret with the hexagon die! Just more to add to the wish list.

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  28. I love what you did with the sanded stars. They are perfect for this card.

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  29. Beautiful cards. Very creative.

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  30. Great cards! The third is my favorite. Love the colors and feeling of motion from the swirls and stars.

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  31. Wonderful cards, Lori. My favorite is the one with the hexagon die that kind of looks like honeycomb. I love hexagons and the way you tore the paper adds a fun look.

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  32. All three cards are lovely! I love the Top Secret card with the blue cut out hexagons. It really makes an impact. (I think I may be buying that di too:). Thank you for sharing such great creations

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  33. Gorgeous cards! What fun dies, I love the card with the wood background as well.

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  34. I like the inlay on the sentiments. Really makes them pop. And that torn background works so well.

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  35. The cards are amazing...thanks for the great ideas :-)

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  36. I love these, all the patriotic colors are awesome! I really like the sanding of the stars on your first card!

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  37. I love, love, love the hexagonal die cut! I want that. I also love the DP on your I adore you. I love all the new dies from Die-versions. Absolutely right on.

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  38. Great card, love the new dies! Love MFT!

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  39. I like how you tore that hexagon background - it looks like a chain link fence. Great inspiration on all the cards. TFS.

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  40. Great cards...I love the simple elegance of the "adore you" card best. I also love the inlaid look of using two colors for the dies.

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  41. I like the 'Hero' die. I enjoy making the Any Hero cards telling them how I appreciate their service to our country. It could be a nice way to accent the cards I make.

    I REALLY enjoyed the blog hop!!! I was SO inspired and anxious to make many new cards.

    Thanks you Sandy, and the entire design team for all your hard work for our servicemen! I'm proud to participate.

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  42. Very creative use of the dies Lori. I'm really lovin the 'I adore you' card. Terrific combination of DSP and die.

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  43. Love the backgrounds you add to your diecuts! You are an awesome crafter.

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  44. Great cards! Loved the variety of looks and themes! These look like great dies!

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  45. You are so creative! I enjoyed all of the cards but I "adore" the
    adore you card and your use of patterned paper to keep it simple but just stunning!

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  46. These cards are great! Thank you for sharing your creations. I love all the dies that you used. The dies can be used in so many ways. Enjoying the bloghop.

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  47. Amazing job! Great use of DV dies! Love it!

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  48. These are all fabulous. Love how you used the DV dies on each one.

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  49. All of you examples are wonderful. The dog tags and Hero are so perfect for Any hero cards. But I adore the final card. The paper you chose to mingle with the sentiment is perfect. As a military brat I know my mom, brothers and I would have been thrilled to receive beautiful mail like this.

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  50. I love all three cards, but if I picked one it would be the I Adore You card.

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  51. Your cards are wonderful, Lori! Love the camo colors with all of that yummy texture on the first one. The second one with the hexagon die-cuts over the redwood paper adds so much texture and interest, and love how you did the inlays on the die. And the third card with that BoBunny paper used that way is so cool! Thank you for sharing these wonderful cards and for your support of OWH!

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  52. I like the Top Secret card. Love how you did the blue paper.

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  53. Very nice cards! I really like the blue swirly accents on the third card!

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  54. I really like how you used the red,white and blue but made them an everyday kind of card. I cant pick which is my fave.

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  55. Well done. The cami card is my favorite. I didn't realize the paper came with the stars embossed already. The sanding made it extra cool.

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  56. The adore you is adorable :-)
    And I'm loving ask the inlaid work. Thanks for show casing sine beautiful cards.

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  57. Lori, I LOVE the cards. I'm into wood grain backgrounds lately, so i LOVE LOVE LOVE your top secret card.

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  58. Wonderful cards! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  59. Wow! Love the star paper with the camo and dog tags on the first one, what a fantastic Hero card! Then the way that you combined the red/white/blue on the second. Like the way you ripped the blue and inlayed the top secret, very mail machine friendly! The last is just as neat with the paper and the adore you die. This is going to be a GREAT OWH set...but that's the whole point! YAHOOOOO
    R/

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  60. Great cards, great colors. Thanks for some good inspiration!

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  61. I love the distressed nature of the second and third cards. I forget about that sometimes.

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  62. I love all of these. I can see I am going to have to buy me some dies now! I particularly like the one with that says I adore you. The Bo Bunny paper is just scrumptious and I love how you pieced the sentiment together in 2 colors. Awesome card.

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  63. Nice job - lots of patriotic colors!
    -Sandy, Exec Director/Founder, OWH

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  64. I love that all of your examples look classy and well put together without being overly complicated. Thanks for adding the steps for each card too.

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  65. Love these!! Love the dies!! What an amazingly fun partnership. Die-versions dies are sure to be my next vice. Ahh, dang. Gotta have them all. :) LOVE the red white and blue card!!!

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  66. love these cards, but I especially adore the I adore you card, the background paper makes it even more special!

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  67. Lori, thanks for the wonderful inspiration. I especially love the Top Secret card, the hexagon background die is just fabulous. Love the extra texture without a lot of dimension! Thanks for sharing your talents!

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  68. Great cards! It's so great to see another company providing tools and inspiration for OWH cards.

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  69. All great cards, but I really like the "top secret" one! I thought at first the blue was a piece of mesh. Never would have guessed it was die-cut paper, if you hadn't told that. I also like the inlaid die-cut idea. I've seen this done on YouTube, but haven't yet taken the opportunity to try it myself. I'll have to try that one of these days, when I think of it as I'm actually crafting! Thanks for sharing these wonderful cards!

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  70. Terrific group of cards Lori! I am partial to RWB color combos and CAS too, so the Top Secret design really stands out. Thanks for participating in the hop and for supporting OWH!

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  71. Your cards are great. I especially like the I adore you card. Great job!

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  72. I love all your cards my fav is the I adore you card. you are so talented.

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  73. Your cards are beautiful and THANK YOU SO MUCH for including dimensions in your directions. That sure helps me when I CASE a card. My favorite is the last one with the I Adore You hexagon. It is perfect for our heroes any time but especially with Memorial Day and Fourth of July coming up.

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  74. Love the creativity and completely different looks of thecards.

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  75. Nice work Lori. I love the top secret card with that cool die cut front.

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  76. AWESOME CARDS, BUT I ADMIT THE MIDDLE CARD WITH THE SMALL HEX BACKGROUND BOGGLES MY EYES!

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  77. Stunning cards all 3. I love the bo Bunny paper, it really adds pop!
    Hummer Hugs,
    Misty
    http://deliteful-gifts.blogspot.com/
    hummingbird204 at comcast dot net

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  78. Love, love, love all your cards! I love the patriotic colors - my favorite to use as well.

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  79. I how you used the patriotic colors. I'm still liking the dog tag die the best.

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  80. I love them all!

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  81. I love the first card with the embossing folder, who's is that? Nice layout.

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  82. All your cards are great! You did a nice job of inlaying all those pieces in the die cut areas!

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  83. Wonderful cards! I especially like the distressed stars on the 1st one. Great job ~ thanks for sharing

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  84. Lori, I really like your precise instructions of doing the cards, and I love the way you get the stars to pop out of the paper through sending. Thank you so much for sharing your card ideas and your technique with us. Ute

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  85. Thank you for explaining your cards so well. I really enjoyed them, it is hard to pick a favorite.

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  86. Enjoyed all 3 of your cards and the dies you used. The papers you used on the 3rd card really make the hexagon stand out. Thanks for sharing

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  87. Great examples of cards using those great new dies. I like where you showed them with other parts of dies, like the honeycomb and embossed stars.

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  88. Beautiful cards! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  89. Gorgeous cards-- love those honeycombs---so amazing!

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  90. Love those cards. Especially love the embossed and sanded stars. Seriously considering CASEing that idea

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  91. Love how you sanded on the first and how well it matches your awesome silvery paper. Second one is cool with the blue and how it's cut on an angle, while the 3rd one is eye-catching for its colors and the white swirls; TFS!!

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  92. Wow very creative! Love the stars and also the use of color combinations. Thanks

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  93. I like the Top Secret Sweet Spot die and how you used it! And the way you used the background die (tearing it) is genius!

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  94. Great cards! Can't wait to get my hands on some of these.

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  95. I love how you combine these amazing dies with just the right pattern paper! The cards look amazing! You've given me some new ideas to try! Thank you!

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  96. My favorite of these cards is the last one--I adore you. I like the patterned paper that adds to the uniqueness of the card.

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