Monday, June 6, 2016

Hero Arts June My Monthly Hero blog hop!




Hello and Happy Monday!  The Hero Arts June My Monthly Hero kit is now live in the shop!  We're celebrating with a hop that includes some Hero Arts Friends!  You should have arrived here from the spectacular Heather Ruwe'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 luggage tag die (die size 8 1/4" x 2 5/8", finished tag 4 1/8" x 2 5/8")
Seven accessory dies (heart, camera, sunglasses, sunshine, geotag, suitcase, airplane)
A 4x6 clear stamp set
Two half sheets of Sizzix tan Paper Leather
Three geotag clips
Airmail stripe washi tape
Journal
Three map hearts
Airmail twine
Clear tag holders



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

There is 1 optional add-on 4x6 clear stamp set:



Okay, let's get to it, eh?!  I had so much fun with this kit.  If you've been following me for awhile, you'll know that this kit will come in quite handy for me.  My boy goes to college, out of state, in New York.  The other thing, we own an airplane...more on that in a smidge.


I couldn't wait to make my own Flight Journal.  With the airplane we love to take local trips to the San Juan Islands but this year I'll be doing a bit more flying outside of the state.  

I decorated the cover of the journal with cardstock from the Blush Mix + Snow Layering pack.  See that airmail strip on the left?  I trimmed it off of the kit's packagaing :)


The airplane die is the perfect size for the cover.  I backed it with Sea Mix Layering Paper.  The sentiment has been stamped in Strawberry + Navy.

Here's a glamor shot of the airplane.  It was recently painted, it turned out awesome.  It's a RV-9 that Darin built himself.  I love going flying!


Next up is a fun shaker luggage tag!  (sorry about the photog, the luggage tag was being squirrely)


I'm sure TSA is going to love this.  I stamped the Destination New York in Soft Pool.  I layered the Strawberry + Navy inks on top of the New York image.  I used the packaging trim on my panel and filled the the tag with sequins.  I stitched the tag closed with gold metallic thread.

Here's  my final project for today, I whipped up a card:


I used the Luggage Tag Die but trimmed it down to just one tag and used it on my card.  The Irregular Grid Bold Prints is the base of my tag and the sentiment is from this month's kit.  I die cut the airplane in solid black.   I topped off the tag with Airmail Twine.  This will be perfect for my personal pilot (wink).

Before you go, I did want to share my card that was up on the Hero Arts blog this weekend.  It's a great project to show the versatility of the kit.  I happened to find some fun (old) cupcake acetate and made a shaker tag.


The Sweet Sprinkles Bold Prints has been stamped in Unicorn on a Blush Mix Layering paper panel.  I love the awesome Sizzix Tan Paper Leather♡

Did you see some of the other new items in the Hero Arts shop?

Sizzix® Paper Leather Sheets – 8 1/2″ x 11″ White, 10 Pack

Sizzix® Paper Leather Sheets – 8 1/2″ x 11″ White, 10 Pack

Sizzix® Paper Leather Sheets – 8 1/2″ x 11″ Assorted Pastels, 10 Pack

Sizzix® Paper Leather Sheets – 8 1/2″ x 11″ Assorted Pastels, 10 Pack

Sizzix® Paper Leather Sheets – 8 1/2″ x 11″ Assorted Basics, 10 Pack

Sizzix® Paper Leather Sheets – 8 1/2″ x 11″ Assorted Basics, 10 Pack

Sizzix® Big Shot™ Machine White & Gray

Sizzix® Big Shot™ Machine White & Gray


Whew!  That's it for me, next up is the awesome Ilina Crouse!

One reader will receive a free kit (or reimbursement if you’ve already purchased your kit). Leave your comments on all of these blogs by Sunday, June 12 at 11:59 pm PT, then look for the winner announcement on the Hero Arts blog the following week.

Here's the complete hop listing:

The Hero Arts Blog 
Jennifer McGuire 
Kelly Purkey 
Amy Tan 
Yana Smakula 
Kathy Racoosin 
Mariana Grigsby 
Heather Ruwe 
Amy Tsuruta 💚 
Ilina Crouse 
Libby Hickson



162 comments:

  1. Great job on all your projects. Very nicely done. Thanks.

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  2. Wonderful cards Amy ! the grey one is just fabulous! <3

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  3. WOW Amy, you created fantastic projects with this month kit! LOVE THEM ALL!

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  4. So cute! I love the shaker tags!!!

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  5. My goodness - what an amazing batch of projects, Amy! Especially love the shaker tags! Fab airplane too - bet that's a treat for travel!

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  6. So many wonderful cards and journal cover!

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  7. Fantastic projects. Love the shaker tag.

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  8. Great projects. Love the shaker tags

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  9. Love the airmail look and nice plane!

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  10. Trying to decide which project I like better...your's or the airplane your husband built. Wow to both!

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  11. Great cards and love the tags. Great use of the kit.

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  12. Hadn't thought about using some of the printed
    acetate that I have stored away for the front
    of the shaker. Great idea. thanks.

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  13. love the tags - shaker idea is so cute

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  14. Love all of your projects!!!

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  15. Love the shaker tag. All that red white and blue. The plane is AWESOME!

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  16. Very nice projects ! I particularly love your cover notebook ! And congratulations for the airplane ! Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win. Izzy Scrap

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  17. I am intrigued withthe leather sheets. they sound interesting

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  18. Love all that shakes! Great projects!

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  19. Wow! You really got creative! Thank you for the inspiration!

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  20. Great set of projects. Nice plane!

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  21. Lov your tags and shaker tags and i really love your journals!!

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  22. Awesome projects! Thanks for all the great ideas!

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  23. Fun projects. Thanks for sharing your ideas for using the kit with us.

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  24. Hero Arts has done it again, great kit!

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  25. Such great ideas and beautiful tag !

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  26. Wonderful journal! Love this kit!

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  27. Love flying too! It's exciting and adventurous. Love your use of the kit to make such great projects. I think my favourite is your journal. The dies in the kit are fabulous.

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  28. LOVE everything you made!!! Sewing the plastic tag shut to make a cute little shaker - genius!!

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  29. My favorite notebook cover of the blog hop.

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  30. Wow, what a nice plane!!! I love all of your projects. The shaker is a fav.

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  31. Cool projects! I especially like the manly grey airplane card and the pink card with tan shaker tag.

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  32. Amy, very cool projects with this kit. Love the plane your "honey" built too! Thanks for sharing!

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  33. Oh WOW! Just love all your fun projects here Amy!!

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  34. I love the airplane die!! And the cards with the tag are wonderful!

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  35. Such fun projects, Amy--I love them all!

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  36. Love the travel theme of this kit and you've shown it off beautifully! Your plane is fabulous too!

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  37. Awesome projects...every one! great kit, too!

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  38. Wow, I love all of your projects but my favourite is the cupcake shaker.

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  39. The luggage tag is brilliant!

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  40. Love your projects - really nice! Awesome plane too! :)

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  41. Love your luggage tag also love your other projects 😊

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  42. I like your take with each of these projects. Great job.

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  43. Fantastic projects! Love the versatility of this kit.

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  44. Love the journal! Your projects are adorable!

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  45. Your projects are beautiful. Love the tag die in this kit. Thanks for sharing.

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  46. AWSOME projects!
    Everyone on the hop has so many great ideas!
    Thank you for sharing :)

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  47. Fabulous projects! Truly inspiring talent!!! :)

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  48. Love what you've created with this kit.

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  49. Your designs are terrific! This is such a fun kit! Thanks, Hero Arts!!!

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  50. FABULOUS kit and projects Amy!!!
    LOVE your CUTE shaker and SWEET tag AND think that your flight journal is EXCITING - WOW - you are going to FILL it with ADVENTURES!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing your CREATIVE INSPIRATION and the sneak peek into your high flying world :)

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  51. love the travel theme. great projects.

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  52. Love the journal - so cute! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  53. Very cool and perfect for your airplane trips.

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  54. Great projects - thanks for sharing.

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  55. Thanks so much for sharing all your projects....hugs

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  56. so fun, getting lots of ideas from the hop!

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  57. All your projects are just wonderful, Amy...and I love the sky in your airplane photo. I have been on too many planes to really enjoy flying anymore, but I am glad you do and that you can! Happy Tuesday!

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  58. Great projects love the notebook and the cards and tags are great.

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  59. Oh, your travel projects are all so fun and useful too! Love the journal and luggage tags....and that cupcake shaker tag is so creative!

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  60. Really great projects you made with that awesome kit!

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  61. Adore your projects- particularly your flight journal. You're so cool flying; do you pilot the plane?! x

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  62. Amazing projects Amy!!!!!!
    Loving that luggage tag!

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  63. shut upppppppppp, this was totally PERFECT for you wasn't it?? Darin built his own PLANE?? wow! and another favorite: "Destination: Paradise" ... that's my destination too lol! Thank you for all these ideas, and for sharing! <3

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  64. Amy, your tags and journal are adorable! I just love shaker cards and the more I see of this kit, the more I would love to win one. Thank you so much for sharing your talents and ideas with us AND for being a part of this fun hop and giveaway.

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  65. Echoing the others before me: in awe of your showcases! The photo of Darin's plane: outstanding! I can see why you love to fly: an impressive machine and one fabulous, handsome pilot *grin*!
    Hugs~c

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  66. WOW! How fabulous is this post! I loved the matching tags to your plane [awesome BTW] - fun post today :)

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  67. Awesome! Your tags and journal are too cute. I love the photo of Darin's plane, enjoy flying.

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  68. Great job Amy! Very creative. Tfs, the fun hop and the chance to win the giveaway.

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  69. cute tags and ideas. Thanks for s haring.

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  70. Your projects are amazing

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  71. I love love love the shakers!

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  72. Great projects! Gotta love those shakers.

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  73. WOW ! you can make so many projects by using the June kit ! Thank you for the inspiration ! Love the tag die and your shakers !

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  74. I like your travel journal and tag! What an awesome travel kit! This will be perfect for my current projects! I am making two albums for my niece that will be travelling to Germany, France, Switzerland, and Northern Italy! One album is for pictures and memorabilia. The other album is for journaling! Thanks for the opportunity to win this kit!

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  75. Oh my goodness these are awesome projects. Great picture of the airplane and I liked that the colors match the plane. Thanks for sharing.

    Linda D.

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  76. The gray card is my favorite! It looks fantastic!

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  77. So many cute projects - don't ya just love the travel theme? So much inspiration on one blog - and there are so many more!!!

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  78. I love all your projects. I am so intrigued by the travel journal idea. I don't know if I could keep it up, but i like the idea. Great job!

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  79. Great projects!! Love all your details!

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  80. Lovely projects with the kit. Thanks for sharing with us.

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  81. Love all the special elements of this kit. Your projects show them off nicely.

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  82. Beautiful plane and I like how your projects match it! hehee. Using the packaging was truly genius and eco friendly!

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  83. I love how you think!! Using the fabulous strip off the packaging really added to both of those projects! Love the birthday shaker to show how versatile the kit really is,too! And I am very envious of your Gorgeous airplane! Matches your journal too!!

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  84. Great set, I really love the tag die.....

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  85. You really got into this kit. Great inspiration!
    TFS!xx
    XO Nana

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  86. What fun projects, I love all of them!

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  87. Absolutely love your take with this kit!

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  88. Love the repeated airplane die cut on the journal!

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  89. Great projects! The shaker luggage tag is my favorite.

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  90. Love this kit and the leather paper! Your projects are great.

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  91. Gorgeous creations! I'm in love with the luggage tag shaker!

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  92. Great projects. This kit is now on my wish list.

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  93. All your projects were inspiring. I've flown a "home made" plane before (3 seater... I felt nauseous afterwards, I was the one flying it. SMH.) I always say anyone can fly the plane it's taking off and landing that requires the most skill. ;).
    Back to your creations, my favorite was the tag. And way to go on the "no waste" policy by utilizing the packaging. I do love the "Air Mail" look on the flight journal.
    TFS!
    Would be awesome to win the kit!

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  94. Love your fun travel themed projects! That cute shaker tag is awesome!

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  95. Love the airplane journal and the real airplane! Very nice paint job indeed.

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  96. Your love of flying is certainly reflected in your projects today. Well done.

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  97. Great ideas, love them all. Thanks for sharing.

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  98. Very cool projects!!! The plane looks awesome!

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  99. Lovely designs. I love how simple
    they look.

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  100. Hi Amy ~ Your creations are fantastic and perfect for your family! This kit is incredibly versatile (I've seen so many different and wonderful creations on this hop) and has a little something for everyone. Thanks so much for sharing and for the inspiration. And from a native New Yorker please tell your son....Welcome to New York!! :-)

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  101. Wauu i love all your projekts with the kit.

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  102. I like all you done with the kit. The airplane ideas are great :)

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  103. What a versatile kit! I love your tags & cards! Clever!!

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  104. "glamor" shot... I get it.. too funny. love your projects. that alpha set is so CLEAN and sharp. love those!

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  105. Great ensemble! I love this month's kit and it's perfect for you guys and your flying ways!

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  106. Wonderful projects, love them!!!

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  107. Fantastic projects Amy and a great looking plane!

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  108. I am totally crushing on that tag die. What a great and versatile design. Love your R/W/B tag. And that plane - whoa. Fancy schmancy ;)

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  109. Amy--I love your book and tag! Darling!

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  110. I love making cards but i appreciate your other projects too. Way to stretch a stamp set. Thanks for sharing.

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  111. oh... look at all the lovely inspirations... I am not sure, if I understand it rigth, Do you have your own plane? This looks beautiful too... THANKS for your inspiration. HUgs Ute

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  112. I love everything you made and this card kit!!!

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  113. Wow the projects are amazing and that plane is gorgeous. I can see why you like flying.

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  114. Love all the ideas for making various kinds of tags! (Jessica Liu)

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  115. Fun ideas! Love this new kit!

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  116. I love how you show how versatile this kit is, so many possabilities, love it!!

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  117. So many fun and cute ways to use this kit. Love the shaker card. Thanks for sharing

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  118. What a fun bunch of projects. I love the journal especially.

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  119. Fun ways to use this kit! Thanks for sharing!

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  120. Love the airmail look! Thanks for sharing!

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  121. Wow!!! I love this new kit and your amazing creations!!!

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  122. Love the colors, what an inspiration.

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  123. I love the grey card, simple, understated and stunning. Thanks for sharing!

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  124. Wow, beautiful plane. Love how you did the flight plan book - clever. This kit really suits you!

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  125. Love all your projects above; the shaker tags are OUTSTANDING!!

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  126. Fabulous projects. I love the shaker tags. But the plane is stealing the show.... beautiful

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  127. Wonderful journal cover. Perfect for trips.

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  128. Yours is the 3rd shaker card I've seen and I am loving all the shakers! I have to learn how to make one so I can give someone a great card like that. I love all the cards that you made. Nice job!

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  129. Forgot to mention I love the plane! My dad was a bombarder in the second world war so he knew how to fly a plane. He's 92 and on a walker but if he was able, he would have loved to go up in your plane. Thanks for showing us your plane!

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  130. Loved your ideas, really cute!

    Dianne Kozil
    dckozil@att.net

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  131. I really enjoyed viewing your projects, the card, journal & luggage tag. Thanks for sharing.

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  132. Love that luggage tag, I'm sure TSA will love it too :D

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  133. I can hardly wait to use the paper leather that came in it.

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  134. WOW that plane!! The tags are awesome

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  135. Love the idea of making luggage tags with the tags! Unfortunately, the kit is sold out and I'm bummed - but maybe I'll win it!

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  136. Such wonderful inspiration!!

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  137. Such nice projects! Love that luggage tag! The flying journal is a great idea and I like the planes you cut out and backed with some color. Thanks for sharing a photo of your plane. It looks pretty darn nice.

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Cheers,
~amy~