Friday, September 4, 2015

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Welcome to the Hero Arts Launch Party Blog Hop !  You should have arrived here from the very lovely Debby Hughes' blog!

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Okay, let's get to it, eh?!  My first card is a fall inspired one.  Fall has to be my FAVORITE season.  I love dry, crisp & sunny days.

hero arts supplies:  cardstock:  earth mix layering papers  stamps:  branches bold prints, color layering fall trees, kelly's holiday planner icons  ink: pumpkin piecup o' joe, just rustbutter barforever green, india ink black, unicorn white

I started with Hero Arts Earth Mix Layering papers.   Love how the Branches Bold Prints pop with Unicorn White Pigment ink!  I used the Color Layering Fall Trees on vellum, it makes it flow with the background.  

These are the inks I used:



The sentiment was stamped in India Ink Black.....the sweet pumpkin is from Kelly's Holiday Planner Icons!  I have bits of birch paper in my stash, the India Ink just sits on top of it rather than 'bleeding'.   I like how it captures the 'fall' feeling on center panel.

Next up is a holiday card:

hero arts products:  cardstock:  blush mix & snow layering  stamps:  candy stripe bold prints, peace & joy  ink:  holiday reds/winter greens by lia,  hero hues metallic, india ink black  other:  ribbon cutting set by lia

I love designing tall skinny cards!  This one measures 3.5 inches x 5.5 inches.  The base is from the Blush Mix.  Yes, I love the Unicorn White Pigment ink!  This time I used it with the Candy Stripe Bold Prints.  My center panel is a Snow Layering Panel trimmed down to 3 x 4.  I used a corner rounder on both the base panel and the white panel.  The Peace & Joy set is one of my favorites.  It is filled with pretty sentiments and other graphic details.  I stamped the sentiment in Black India Ink...I followed it up with the various circles in:


Isn't that bow a fun way to finish off a card?  It is the Ribbon Cutting Set by Lia.  Can you tell what I used? (smiling) Yes, I upcycled a Starbucks Coffee Sleeve!  I decided to use the corrugated side for the bow and for the ribbon part, I used the 'flat' side so that you can see a smidge of the text.  For added interest I used a mini wooden clip.

Well, that's it for me!  Next on the hop is the Fabulous Kristina Werner!  In case you get lost along the way, here's the full list:

598 comments:

  1. Really like your holiday card! Would be great for making bunch of them :)

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  2. Love the tree stamp, so many great ideas

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  3. Both cards are just lovely Amy! Love that bow on your card :)

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  4. The white background on the Fall card is awesome.

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  5. Amy, these are gorgeous!! That bow!!!

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  6. Oh goodie finally a fall card. I love making fall greeting cards and just hanging them up around my house

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  7. These are gorgeous! LOVING that tree and that BOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  8. Love your cards, and thanks for the chance to win.

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  9. LOve, LOve, and you rocked the SB's bow! Oh the company you keep, amy ... they are so lucky to be playing cards with you!
    =]

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  10. Beautiful cards. The tree (on your first card) is really neat.

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  11. Beautiful cards and I love the new stamps!

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  12. That stepped tree stamp is a keeper.

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  13. Love all of the fun layers and the stripes & circles on your second card ... congrats again on your awesome new gig.

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  14. Your cards are simply charming. I like fall weather, too.
    stamping sue
    http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

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  15. Love using the coffee sleeve, brilliant!

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  16. Love the ideas outside the box or circle etc

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  17. Like the tree on the vellum which almost looks like fabric. Like the crimped Kraft bow & how you attached it with a mini clothespin.
    Melissaq
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  18. I love that tree! Such a beautiful, simple card! Thanks

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  19. Both cards are very beautiful!!! I love those bow in the holiday card; )

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  20. Love the bow, great use of something you would normally toss!

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  21. another wonderful card in the hop. Love it

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  22. Oh, these are both BEAUTIFUL!! Love them!

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  23. Beaut cards, Amy! Love all of the colour and textures! Fall is my fave creating season too!

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  24. your cards are both gorgeous.. I adore the first one.. Yay for Fall..

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  25. OH my goodness, this fall card is absolutely adorable, what a perfect combination! And the bow sure makes the second card, NEED that die!

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  26. wonderful cards, Amy - that little pumpkin on the first one is such a cute addition to your gorgeous card!

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  27. I love both cards, but I'm specially awed by the fall one. I think I *need* that tree stampset!

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  28. Your cards are so original! Love the bow :)

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  29. Nice cards! Fall on is my favorite...too early to think Christmas

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  30. Such a lovely "twiggy" background for your Fall card

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  31. Well done!! Love your fall card!

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  32. I want to make both of these cards, they are so pretty!

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  33. Beautiful cards! I LOVE the colors on the second one especially - the bow is amazing!

    housesbuiltofcards@gmail.com
    www.housesbuiltofcards.blogspot.com

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  34. I loved the bow idea! I've always wondered what to do with the tiny clothespins that I've somehow managed to gather along these years, and now I have my answer! Great cards!

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  35. And the tree can be used for the other seasons changing the color palette.

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  36. Very interesting and fun cards! Love the color combinations.

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  37. I especially love your fall card - the layered fall tree looks like lots of fun to use!

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  38. I dig the background on the "happy fall" card. I pained a wine glass with that sort of tree branch thing going on.

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  39. Great job on both but that bow is especially an eye catcher.

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  40. Love how you stamped the tree on vellum so it would blend with the background. The corrugated bow is very clever. Thanks.

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  41. I love Fall, too, and those branches really do pop. The holiday card is my favorite, though, and I have to copy that bow! Excellent!

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  42. The background stamp is beautiful. Great touch for that lovely fall card.

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  43. Great cards, Amy! Love the holiday card! My favorite to make. :)

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  44. The card with the candy cane background has me excited for the holiday season!

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  45. I think I need that tree stamp! Just beautiful Amy!

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  46. Love the tiny pumpkin on the first and OF COURSE I adore the sleeve bow!

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  47. Beautiful projects, Amy! I especially love the white on kraft background on the first card!

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  48. Beautyful cards.
    I like the first a little bit more....think because of the colors.

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  49. Beautiful cards. I really like the fall card.

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  50. Beautiful cards, and I LOVE the upcycled coffee sleeve into a bow!

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  51. Love the tree layering stamp. So many possibilities! Awesome cards :)

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  52. Nicely done especially your fall card.

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  53. what wonderful ideas! I love the bow with the little clothes pin. i'm starting to get into cardboard (who thought I would ever say that lol. my family thinks I have lost my mind. lol) your cards are so inspiring. thank you so much

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  54. Terrific blending and use of colors!

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  55. Beautiful cards Amy. Thank you!

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  56. I really like the holiday card.... And I will be saving my hot cup holders from now on!

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  57. Love these Amy! And love that you made your bow from an Sbux sleeve. Of course you did! :-)

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  58. The tree looks like it is stamped of fabric!

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  59. Two wonderful designs! have a great long weekend Amy!

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  60. Love the projects! Creative use of a non-crafty supply!

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  61. Two gorgeous cards, Amy! Once again, you've planted a smile alll over my face! Your creativity is such a gift; thank you for sharing it with us.
    ~carol

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  62. Amy, I just love the soft Autumn colors and the bold, cheery Christmas colors! Such a clever idea to add dimension with an upcycled coffee sleeve! ♡

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  63. LOVE both cards Amy! The little pumpkin in the first card really add that something special! And the Starbucks bow? Perfectly Amy!

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  64. LOVE your fall card.... L O V E it!!!! Your Christmas one is a beauty, too... but, Amy, I LOVE that fall card!!!!!!!

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  65. Your card with stripes is amazing. I love the colors and the graphics.

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  66. Great holiday cards, Amy! Love that fun corrugated bow.

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  67. Awesome fall card, but especially love the Christmas one. Such an original idea for the bow.

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  68. Amy, amazing inspiration. Thank you!

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  69. Both cards are well done love the new Hero arts products.

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  70. Lovely... I really want the bow cutting die..

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  71. very cute cards! Love the tree with falling leaves! Have a great weekend!

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  72. what beautiful cards you showed! greetings from Holland, Petra

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  73. So classy and elegant card.Thanks for the inspiration!

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  74. Lovely cards as usual, that showcase the Hero Arts release so well. Thank you!

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  75. both holiday cards are soooo cute!!!

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  76. Simple but clean and elegant! Love these!

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  77. Great cards. I'll have to give white pigment ink another look.

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  78. Sweet!!!! Shoulda grabbed me them unicorn pastels !!!!

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  79. Really like both cards but the fall tree card my fav!

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  80. Beautiful cards, Amy! Love the softness of the first one ♥

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  81. Lovin' the names of those colors....Pumpkin Spice and Cup O Joe! Love that tree stamp...it's one I have on my list!

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  82. FABULOUS designs all around, Amy! Love the fall card and the holiday one is lovely! Very happy for you that you are on the HA team! Congrats!!

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  83. Love the tall skinny card... Definitely going to make a couple of those!

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  84. I'm so in love with the tree stamps, love your projects the are adorable and love that you did the tree different.
    Hugs and Happiness,
    Briana C.

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  85. I'm liking these new products from Hero Arts. Thank you for sharing your pretty fall and holiday card!

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  86. How cute! I love the Starbucks touch!! So creative.

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  87. Beautiful cards ! Love them! Thanks for sharing your ideas.

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  88. Great cards when you're making several - beautiful!

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  89. Both are beautiful Amy. Just lovely!

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  90. Love love love the Fall card!! The peace& joy card is fab too!!

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  91. Ooh fabulous fall card - I love the tree and the Kraft card background! A pretty tag too xxx

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  92. Christmas card is my favorite.. But I like Fall card too. Thanks for sharing and inspiration!

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  93. Great cards - i have little clothes pins too so i'm all set to make this one!!

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  94. wow! The first card is beautiful. I love both of them though

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  95. Love the layered tree on vellum over the background! Fabulous

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  96. Gorgeous... I have to agree with you about fall. I love all the seasons.. but something about going from summer to fall... it's like taking a nap in the afternoon... it just feels good. great cards... love the looks you achieved.. thanks for sharing and the chance to win :)

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  97. Awesome! That layered tree stamp set is on my wish list!

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  98. Love how you used the products. Great design and colors.

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  99. Your card designs are so amazing, love the layered tree!!!

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  100. Great cards! I also love fall and I really like the tree stamp.

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  101. I like the candy cane striped background on the holiday card. It's a great idea/

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  102. What a gorgeous fall card! The fall colors are beautiful and I love the pop of white twigs in the background!!

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  103. Your fall card is remarkable. So nice

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  104. Really cute cards! I especially love the backgrounds :)

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  105. Great idea to recycle the starbucks sleeves on cards! Looks super cute as a bow. Lovely cards!

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  106. Your cards are fabulous! Love the upcycled bow.

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  107. Beautiful cards, so happy to see fall colors!

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  108. The vellum is perfect for this fall card.

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  109. Sweet cards! The Starbucks bow is perfect

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  110. Love the starbucks coffee sleeve bow - such a clever idea!

    Noreen
    Crafty Journal

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  111. So cute, love the itty bitty clothespins

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  112. Love that you up cycled the bow.

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  113. Love your creations, and I am so ready for fall too.

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  114. Loving the stamped background on the first, so pretty, and that second is so striking and CAS, I just love it!

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  115. Love the way you used the vellum and the recycled item for the bow!

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  116. Very creative cards....beautiful!

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  117. Awesome! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  118. The peace and joy card is so cute, but I also love your fall card! Fall is my favorite time of the year!

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  119. I am in love with that bow!! I am so glad you like fall.... the fall card is so sweet.

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  120. It looks like there is a little stitching on the velum of the first card. Did you do that on a sewing machine, with a special needle? It's really cute!

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  121. Beautiful cards! I love your colors - refreshing! TFS

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  122. Birch paper Fab, Tall and skinny Fab. Really great cards.

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  123. Love the corrugated look of the bow.

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  124. Great cards to showcase the new products - fab, fab, fab, Jo x

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  125. Beautiful cards! The corrugated bow was the perfect touch!

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  126. great soft colors in your first card - they are both excellent! :)

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  127. great soft colors in your first card - they are both excellent! :)

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  128. Your cards are lovely and I am happy you recycled!!

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  129. Love the tree branch background stamp...Looks fabulous on kraft paper in white. It is now on my wishlist!

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  130. I really love the tree card! Autumn is my favorite time!

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  131. Fall is my favorite season, and your Fall card is spectacular! Thanks

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  132. LOVE the fall card, my favorite time of year too! Great organic feel and so much texture!

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  133. The white pigment ink on your fall card gives the background an antique looking finish. That image would work on a spring card as well. I like it.

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  134. Great cards Amy! So happy to see you on the hop!

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  135. I LOVE that tree! Congrats on joining the Hero Arts team...I look forward to seeing more of your work with them!! :)

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  136. Like how we are breaking out our vellum again. Pretty cards.

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  137. I LOVE you Happy Fall tree card! Super sweet and very unique!

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  138. Loved your sleeve bow and the really pretty background stripes!

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  139. The corrugated bow was my favorite element of all the work you displayed here. You have a unique style somewhat subtle but ever so mod and eye catching.

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  140. Great cards, I Love the how you used the new stamps!

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Cheers,
~amy~