Monday, May 2, 2016

Hero Arts: May My Monthly Hero


This month's kit was inspired by Jennifer McGuire and her wonderful Share Handmade Kindness campaign. The kit contains everything you need to say thank you, make someone's day or spread a little kindness. The stamps and die were all designed by our wonderful Kelly Rasmussen, as well as the super fun backer card that's included in the kit - the card can be cut up and used to spread even more kindness!

You should have arrived here from the awesome, Joan Barbee's blog!  If not, you'll want to start at the beginning of the hop which is the Hero Arts blog!

The kit contains:

A 4x6 clear stamp set
A gift card envelope die
Four half sheets of cardstock in tiffany blue and green apple
Four half sheets of vellum in turquoise and iridescent white
Ten white tags
.5 oz silver embossing powder
Gray twine
Gems

There are 2 optional add-on items - 






Okay, let's get started, shall we?  I have 3 projects to share with you today!

First up is a card that features the add-on thank you die and a sentiment from the stamp set from the kit.  I used silver embossing powder on white vellum.  I used the Wave Pattern Background stamp in Tide Pool shadow ink.


Next up is a tall + skinny card that uses repetitive stamping.  I used the Hello + Be Kind from the optional add-on, Happy Mail set.   Green, I love Green!  I added a bit of sparkle with a gold glitter strip of card stock.


I'm a HUGE fan of gift cards and LOVE the new Gift Card Envelope die!  Here's the front of my project.  I wanted to go for a tone-on-tone with a splash of black!


This is the back which uses a combo of the kit stamp set + the optional add-on, Happy Mail set.


Finally, here is the interior...of course it contains a Starbucks gift card!


Hero Arts is giving away one kit as a prize to one blog reader - selected from the comments across all of the blogs in the hop.

The kit is available for a limited time only - once it's gone, it's gone.

Now hippety hop over to the wonderful Lydia Fiedler's blog.  In case you get lost along the way, here is the complete hop listing:

The Hero Arts Blog
Jennifer McGuire
Kelly Rasmussen
Yana Smakula
Lucy Abrams
Kathy Racoosin
Mariana Grigsby
Wanda Guess
Clare Prezzia
May Sukyong Park
Joan Bardee
Amy Tsuruta ♡
Lydia Fiedler
Libby Hickson

247 comments:

  1. fantastic uses of this kit!!!

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  2. Great card ideas for this awesome kit.

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  3. What a fabulous batch of projects, Amy! Especially love the tall green card with the repeated circle HELLO with the single Be Kind!!

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  4. Gorgeous wave background! Great inspiration again from Hero Arts!

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  5. Great ideas to CASE! Thank you!

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  6. ohhhh great batch of cards with the kit!!!

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  7. Adorable! How did I not know about that wave pattern background stamp?? I love it!

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  8. Love all the ideas! Another awesome My Monthly Hero kit

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  9. Can you say, way to work a kit? All your projects ROCK!

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  10. Such clever use of the kit.

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  11. This kit is just super! Love everything!

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  12. The kit is wonderful, especially that envelope die

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  13. This kit is awesome! I love the envelope die. Thank you for sharing.

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  14. Love your cards and I'm really liking the envelope die!!!

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  15. Gorgeous tone on tone work! That gift card die looks awesome!!

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  16. I send coffee gift cards to my friends on a regular basis - great idea!

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  17. Wonderful cards/gift cards made with this set!

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  18. Love them all. I will get a lot of use from this complete set.

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  19. I love all these wonderful projects! This kit has it all.

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  20. Wow - a three-fer. : ) All lovely, and I really like the "you" stamped inside the gift card envelope.

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  21. Some very pretty cards. You have done so much with this kit.

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  22. Great job, love your cards and that little envelope is adorable. Thanks!

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  23. Very nice uses for all the ingredients of this colorful kit.

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  24. These are each amazing, Amy! So many fun ideas!
    I really adore that you included the looped arrow on the thank you envelope!

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  25. Great cards and a fun hop! :)

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  26. super cute cards, thanks for sharing

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  27. Great cards! Thank you for sharing.

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  28. So cute! I love the sentiment on the inside.

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  29. So many possibilities..........thanks.

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  30. I absolutely love this kit, and you showcased it so well.

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  31. I love the gift card holder! Great job.

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  32. Love these ideas and I have some of the products already! Thanks for sharing. Can't wait to get these products.

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  33. Love you different cards and projects. Thanks for sharing.

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  34. The first card is my favorite. The colors are fresh.

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  35. Excellent kit. I would love to win.

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  36. Great ideas, can't wait to try them.

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  37. great cards. love this new release.

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  38. Sweet, simple and and so pretty!

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  39. So many great ideas. Overwhelmed in a bad way for my budget.

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  40. Great projects! Love this kit.

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  41. What an awesome kit this month, as usual. Love your cards. Love the stamped interior of your gift card envelope.

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  42. Love you tall skinny card!!!

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  43. Lovely projects! Thanks for reminding me that a background stamp paired with a sentiment make a perfect card!

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  44. Wow, love all your projects, the silver embossing on vellum is sooo pretty!

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  45. Wonderful projects. Loved the wave background on the first card. Thank you for sharing and for being a part of this giveaway

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  46. Wow...you out did yourself here. thanks for sharing.

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  47. You made a lovely, simply elegant card with a great message!

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  48. Wonderful cards - love the background on the first one!

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  49. Wonderful cards - love the background on the first one!

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  50. Wonderful, wonderful cards Amy!

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  51. Great cards and you have really shown how versatile this kit is.

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  52. super cool projects thanks for the inspiration

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  53. Simple but very cool designs. Thanks!

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  54. Simple but very cool designs. Thanks!

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  55. Super cute cards. Love the colors

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  56. Love your wave patterned background card! So lovely!

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  57. So many unique projects with just this one kit! You are a true inspiration. Thanks so much!

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  58. Wonderful projects from this kit!

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  59. What a fun set and your projects are very nice. Love that teal

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  60. Great ideas. I like the one with the wave pattern background the best.

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  61. Thanks for the inspiration. I love the cute little Hero Arts gift card envelope die!!

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  62. I just love your cards and this great card kit! TFS!

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  63. Great cards! So creative! Stay blessed!

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  64. Great cards! Thanks for sharing!!

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  65. Beautiful! Great inspiration!

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  66. Super cute projects! That gift card envie has your name written all over it!

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  67. It would be fun to work with this kit. And, you've done a marvelous job!

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  68. Oh my goodness Amy these are all great! I am a huge fan of making/giving gift cards and I make a LOT of them! (I make my MIL 25 every year and now I make them for MY Mom as well!) This die would never leave my desk! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  69. Love love love love these!! That envelope is awesome!!!!!

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  70. Wonderful ideas from this kit, thanks for sharing them!

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  71. The background on the card is really cool, and the bling put just the right pop to it. Great job

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  72. What a wonderful kit!--so many options for very useful cards! You've created great cards and envelopes.

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  73. Your cards are amazing and so is this kit.

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  74. These are perfect for everyone's favorite coffee gc!

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  75. Great ideas! I love the card.

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  76. Love your three projects! I love expressing thankfulness and you have provided new inspiration using this incredible kit! Thank you! Plus--I love green too!

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  77. I love your projects, especially the gift card holder. There are such pretty colors in this kit!

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  78. Great projects thanks for sharing

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  79. You've showed the kit off beautifully with your lovely cards and gift card holder!

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  80. Nice great card and envelope, thanks for sharing.

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  81. Enjoying all your projects! You are a prolific, creative person. Thanks for the chance.

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  82. Very clever way to use this kit! Thanks for the great ideas!

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  83. I do love the aqua colors you chose. You did fabulous Amy 💜

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  84. Love your colors and the many fun ideas.

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  85. I love this kit to bits and pieces, and your projects highlight it beautifully! Why do we have to have these things called budgets? Sigh.

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  86. I love how you stamped tone-on-tone. Thanks for sharing!

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  87. Great projects! I love how you showed so many ways to use this kit!

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  88. Lots of great ideas & samples here. Love all of them!

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  89. LOVE all 3 of your projects. Thanks for the great ideas.

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  90. Terrific projects
    and love the colors
    in this kit!
    Carla from Utah

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  91. Great job showcasing this fabulous kit, Amy! I love all three of your creations. What a fun hop, too!

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  92. Love the tone on tone on this card.

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  93. Super fun cards! Love the stamped background! :)

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  94. Love that background stamp,awesome card Amy.

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  95. Great projects and love the cards. This kit is so versatile and I love all the fun things you can do with it.

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  96. Great cards. Love the kit and add-ons!

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  97. Awesome kit! Love the colors and that stamp set!

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  98. Amy, we know you love your green, lol. These are awesome simple projects, I love simple. TFSAI

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  99. Love that envelope die - it's so useful for gift cards =) TFS!

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  100. Love your stamping and the colours. I'm loving this kit and the fab hop!!

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  101. 3 great cards, and the first is a knock-out! Did you die cut the vellum thank-you or is it a strip. Kind of hard to tell from the picture, but the effect is lovely and soft. Thanks for sharing.

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  102. Great projects showing variety using this kit! Very nice work! Thanks for sharing!

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  103. Thanks for creating such beautiful projects that I can copy! The kit is great and you made such good use out of it

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  104. Wonderful kit!
    Cristina
    thehouseoftheblackbirds.blogspot.it

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  105. Lovely projects and a great kit

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  106. Pretty examples using this kit. Thanks!

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  107. Awesome cards and envelopes!

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  108. Wow, what a great selection of gorgeous cards/projects. Thank you for showing me so many ways of using this kit

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  109. I love the wave pattern card. For some reason I'm always drawn to that design. Thanks

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  110. Beautiful! I love that Wave Pattern stamp! You stamping technique is perfect!
    Take Care!
    Michele

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  111. Awesome job on all your cards!
    natgodfrey4@gmail.com

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  112. Love all you've created from the kit! Thank you for the inspiration.

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  113. Nice and simple designs! Thanks for making them, you gave me some ideas!

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  114. That wave background is amazing in that color!

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  115. Love all your cards! Great colors and a variety of designs! Thx for sharing your creativity!

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  116. Love all your cards! This is a great kit!

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  117. a splash of black goes a long way! I love your cards!

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  118. Great ideas using this kit. Just love them.

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  119. Fantastic job, love them all! Thanks

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  120. Such an awesome kit and projects made with them! In love! 😍

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  121. Great ideas for using this kit. Thanks!

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  122. what a perfect "thank you" die!

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  123. What a fun project and love your colours.

    crafty hugs Pen x

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  124. So simple, yet just great! Thanks for great ideas. Thanks for a great kit, Hero Arts!

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  125. These are all fantastic! Loving this kit ♥

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  126. These are so fresh and cool. What a great little die too!

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  127. Love the tone-on-tone look! So pretty!

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  128. Love that wave pattern on the first card.
    Great projects.
    thanks for sharing.

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  129. I like how you used the kit. Very good variety and inspirations. The Wave Pattern background stamp is stunning.

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  130. What a fun and sweet kit. Fantastic samples Amy. Super cute cards... and sweet gift card holder. :)

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  131. Fabulous kit! Cute projects! Love the gift card and thank you dies!

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  132. I am always looking for quick and simple ways to make cards that matter and stand out. I love these ideas and I love the additional add-ons to the Hero Arts kit, so that you can make it even more special. Thank you!

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  133. Wow, lots of inspiration. Love this kit and the add on stamp set. Thanks for sharing.

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  134. Awesome projects! Love all the inspiration!

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  135. Lots of fun inspiration! Thanks for sharing!

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  136. So cute! Love that GC holder die, too. Awesome kit!

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  137. Wonderful collection. Beautiful cards.

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  138. Great cards! Thanks for sharing!

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  139. Wonderful projects there's so many great ideas on this hop.

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  140. Love the envelope die! Looks like a fabulous kit! Great projects!

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  141. Great use f the kit and I Agree--just love that gift card envelope die.

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  142. Such a nice assortment of projects. I especially love the first one with the wave background. Talk about a quick card to make.

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  143. Great projects! The first card is very pretty!

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  144. Cute, fun and pretty ideas from this awesome kit!

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  145. Cute cards! Love the first card especially!

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  146. So many great sentiment combinations with this kit and the add-ons!

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  147. All your projects are amazing.

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  148. Great cards, love that envelope card die!

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  149. I just loved the first sample card, made me think if waves. Great color choice as well. This stamp and die set will be a welcome addition to anyone's collection.

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  150. I love your creations Amy! My favorite is the first one, love the background! TFS

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  151. Love the silver on aqua card.

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  152. Fabulous cards from this fantastic kit! Loving the blues and greens!

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  153. I appreciated all 3 projects the tall and skinny was different and is my favorite. I like different. ;). Thanks for sharing!

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  154. All 3 are just great. Love the tall skinny and the Starbucks GC. Thanks for sharing.

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  155. Great card kit this month. I like all the projects.

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  156. Love what you created! The wave patterned card is my fave - gorgeous color!

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  157. Great card !! love the color combiantion

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  158. Great projects! Love the tone on tone on the second one and those great blues!

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  159. Sweet and simple cards with this set. Found myself smiling through each one of your ideas...thanks! :)

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  160. Great work, love the cards.

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  161. Yay Yay Yay, they've done it again. I love this kit. T xx

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  162. I love these ideas for quick and easy cards!

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  163. Wow! As always your cards are awesome!!!! This new kit is really amazing!!!! I love so much the Happy Mail stamp set!

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  164. Great projects using this fabulous new kit!

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Cheers,
~amy~