1.09.2017

Pool Lovin' // Hero Arts

Hello everyone! Today I'm participating in the January My Monthly Hero blog hop with a super bright card! You may want to put your sunglasses on. ;)



I started out by stamping the solid part of the heart bouquet (from the main kit stamp set) in Soft Vanilla, then the outline layer with Versamark and Butter Bar.

Because I inked up my stamp with Versamark before Butter Bar, I was able to add some clear embossing powder to the heart without contaminating any ink pads and only stamping once.
I repeated this step twice, die cut the bouquet using the coordinating dies, and then layered my small and large flower.


I stamped the tissue paper in Tide Pool on some minty layering paper, and the bow in Ocean. I die cut both, topped the bow off with a gem, and adhered them together with the bouquet and a white cardstock strip. 

For the sentiment, I heat embossed my sentiment in white, then used the newest Infinity Die set - Nesting Postage Stamps! These are so fun to play with!


Finally, I layered everything on a pool card base that I stamped using the add-on, Love Notes, and heat embossed with some clear Sparkle embossing powder (because no My Monthly Hero post from me is complete without it ;))

My sister says this card has too much Pool in it, but I'm already so tired of this winter and looking forward to summer, that the bright colors make me happy. Even if there is a lot of it. ;)

Thanks so much for stopping in today and enjoy the rest of the hop!

KIT DETAILS


The kit contains:

► A 6"x8" clear stamp set
► A set of 18 coordinating Frame Cuts dies that match the stamp set
► Five ink cubes: Tide Pool, Mint Julep, Soft Pink, Bubble Gum and Strawberry
► 2 Wood grain Size A1 Envelopes
► 2 Wood grain Size A2 Envelopes
► 4 half sheets of Wood grain card stock
► 2 Pool colored Envelopes
► 2 Tide colored Envelopes
► 2 Shallows colored envelopes
► Red Wax cord - 8 yards

The kit value is more than $70, an amazing deal at $34.99.

BLOG HOP


For loads of inspiration and a chance to win one of these kits, follow this hop!


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.

SUPPLIES

Cardstock: Hero Arts Pool Layering paper, Michaels white cardstock
Stamps: Hero Arts January My Monthly Hero and Love Notes
Ink: Hero Arts Soft VanillaButter BarTide PoolOceanVersamark
Other: Hero Arts clear Sparkle and white embossing powders, Hero Arts Pool gem

Tools: heat gun, Hero Arts main kit stamp set and Nesting Postage Stamps Infinity dies

205 comments:

  1. Beautiful! I love the yellow roses. The kit and Butter Bar ink are both must haves!

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  2. Love the alternate colors-and the touch of black. This kit is a good, all purpose Valentines Day, get your cards done easily bonanza.

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  3. This is lovely, Clare. I'm ready for the pool too. Great kit!

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  4. Just love the yellow bouquet against the pool card, Clare! Fun background with the postal mark too!!

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  5. Such an uplifting
    card, lovely colors.
    Love the layering
    on the heart.
    Carla from Utah

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  6. Really pretty and I love the pool color! Your card has such fabulous detail. Thanks so much for sharing on this great blog hop!!

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  7. Pretty! That floral heart is so nice. Such a nice design too!

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  8. Beautiful card, love the yellow roses and the clear embossed postage background.

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  9. Too much pool, nonsense. I am ready for spring too!

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  10. Like the pretty color combo. Yellow Roses are a fav of mine.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  11. I love all the pool color you used here. I'm also tired of drab, cold winter and ready for some bright colors and warm weather. Thanks for the inspiration!!

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  12. Such pretty colors. When is winter over??

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  13. What a fun card ! thanks for all the details on how you made it. I love the extra info that allows me to easily case the cards I love on blogs. Awesome!

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  14. So pretty, I really like how you have used the new release goodies!!!

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  15. I like the blue background for the yellow roses. They really stand out against the blue and look just lovely. My mom's favorite flower is yellow roses, so of course her valentine had to include them. She got yellow roses last year on her Mothers' Day and birthday cards, too! Thanks for the clear directions. I had to go back to the site more than once, but I figured out how you did it!!!

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  16. Very pretty; love the layering you did and the colors are gorgeous! TFS!

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  17. LOVE the pool and yellow combo! So pretty! :)

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  18. Beautiful color combo and card design, Clare, thank you for sharing!
    You can never have too much pool in my Florida resident mind ;-)

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  19. Love that yellow against that blue. Great card.

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  20. How gorgeous is this! I love the beautiful color combo of aqua and yellow!

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  21. Oooo bright! Gets out of the winter doldrums.

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  22. You used my two favorite colors on this card! Love the yellow against the blue- so pretty!!

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  23. I love the aqua blue of this card. So lovely. Thanks for sharing!

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  24. How lovely, I like the extra dimension you added to the bright bouquet!

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  25. Very pretty card. What a lovely bundle from Hero Arts.

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  26. the blue and yellow are so creative and pretty - wonderful card, Claire!

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  27. Your color chose jumps right off the card, super, that aqua and yellow are stunning! Awesome work!💜🤗

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  28. Love your bright and pretty card! Thanks for sharing.

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  29. Doesn't matter what the weather is like you can never have enough brightness in your life. Great card love it and thanks for sharing

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  30. Ooh so pretty! I love the color!!

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  31. Very pretty card.
    That is an awesome kit.
    So many uses for so little money.

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  32. Your pool and butterbar roses bouquet is stunning; a refreshing change from the falling snow and grey skies that I've been enveloped in for the past couple of weeks! Gorgeous showcases and such a sweet way to let someone know how special they are...
    ~carol

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  33. Great card and love the colors. Thank you for sharing.

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  34. Love the bouquet and the colors!

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  35. Great kit and beautiful cards. I love your color choices.

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  36. Very pretty color combo. Thanks for the inspration

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  37. Your card is happy and fun - thanks so much!!

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  38. Like your choice of colors. Clean design.
    Thanks,
    Linda

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  39. Pretty color combo and I like the stamped and embossed background.

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  40. Love your cheery card1 The icy weather & cold temps have made me really ready for some spring! Love the pretty springlike colors on your card!

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  41. That little bow is so cute tied around your flower bouquet.

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  42. Love your card... yes, pretty tired of winter, even in SoCal (been raining and raining...), so I LOVE your happy colors!

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  43. Your card is beautiful!!! Love it and this new card kit:)

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  44. Your blue and yellow card are so pretty when we are all looking forward to some spring flowers. I love the stamp set.

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  45. Never too much pool, lol, very pretty!

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  46. Yellow roses are for friendship and that card is one that would be easy to make and send to a good friend!

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  47. Yes, definitely loving the pool color! Beautiful card :)

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  48. Inspired and I ordered the Kit along with Love Notes stamp set.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine Honeybee"

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  49. Lovely card with great colors.Great kit and add-on's. We can count on Hero Arts.

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  50. Love your work! The shades of color and everything about the kit is awesome. I would love to win.

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  51. I love your card. And there's not too much pool.

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  52. Beautiful choice of colors. Thanks for sharing!

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  53. Very nice card Clare and I like the colours you chose for it. A great job!

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  54. I wouldn't have thought those colors would work together, but they do!! Great job!

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  55. Your card is lovely. Don't listen to your sister. I don't listen to my hubby. lol

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  56. Nicely done with the cards! Awesome!

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  57. What a fabulous kit! Your card is so cute.

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  58. I love the colors and how you made the heart layers!

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  59. Lovely card! I like how this can be used for any occasion, not just Valentine's Day!

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  60. Pool is a great color! Nice card!

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  61. These cards are really pretty!! Love them!!

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  62. The items you've used from the kit look fantastic in these bold colors!! What a great way to brighten up someone's day by sending this great card!!

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  63. Love the subtly of the postmarks in the background esp. w/the other colors.

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  64. Love the combination of colors and stamps!

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  65. Beautiful colours and lovely cards. Like the cancellation stamp subtle background.

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  66. really pretty card. I really liked this months kit also the stamp set with Romeo and Juliet!!!

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  67. I love the yellow roses - so pretty with the pool card! Beautiful card!

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  68. Such a lovely Card! Loved the yellow roses! Thank you so much for the inspiration and the opportunity to win this generous gift! Would love to win this!

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  69. Love the colors! So bright and cheerful! This is one awesome kit. And I love all the add on products too!

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  70. I love the pool! I'm tired of winter too and we have 3 months left!

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  71. Thanks for sharing your ideas. I love the kit. It looks like there are millions of possibilities.

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  72. Love your color choices. Beautiful card. Thanks for sharing!

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  73. Very pretty card! Love the colors!

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  74. Clare....Your card turned out lovely...I fell in love with the layering of the flowers..So creative..the extra detail plus the choice of colors draws your eye right to that pretty bouquet! XOXO

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  75. More goods to add to my stash just when We thought I didn't need anything!

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  76. Awesome card and dies/stamps. Great way to layer the flowers. Beautiful.

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  77. Such a pretty card! This is a great Valentine's set!

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  78. great card, I love the background and the bouquet is just gorgeous!

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  79. Beautiful card and colors!!! Love this kit!!!

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  80. The colors are all so soothing to the eyes.

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  81. Beautiful card....love, love, love the yellow roses! Thanks for sharing 😀

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  82. What a beautiful card! Great idea to add dimension to the bouquet of yellow roses. Thanks for the chance to win!!

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  83. Lovely! The yellow rose heart bouquet looks amazing against the pool color card.

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  84. I really like the embossed details on your card

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  85. Love your yellow roses!! Such a pretty card!!

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  86. Love the yellow roses, beautiful card

    Kathleen

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  87. Super lovely, awesome color combo.
    Hope you're having a wonderful birthday week :)

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  88. I love that you used non-traditional colors for your card. This is such a beautiful kit.

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  89. What a beautiful card with those color combo.

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  90. Those colors show that these products can be used all year. Your designs are beautiful.

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  91. You've absolutely demonstrated that this kit can be used at any time and not just for Valentine's Day! Lovely card - and you didn't use too much pool at all!

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  92. Another great card kit from Hero Arts.

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  93. Another great card kit from Hero Arts.

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  94. Unusual yellow...reminds me of all those yellow red carpet dresses this year! Gorgeous.

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  95. Love the layered rose "bouquet", and the way the white embossed on black sentiment "pops" off the card!

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  96. love these ideas and can't wait to try them

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  97. Your yellow flower hearts are gorgeous. I like the softness of them.

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  98. You can never have too much POOL!

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  100. Love the colors and what you did with the background!

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  101. Your card is just stunning!!! I love the postage background you did!! And the color combo with the aqua and yellow is just so super pretty ❤️ Thanks for the inspiration!!

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  102. I love the yellow and blue, so pretty.

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  103. Love it all, Clare! Especially the postmarked card base and the warm, summery colors!

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  104. Love it all, Clare! Especially the postmarked card base and the warm, summery colors!

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  105. Like the nontraditional colors, yellow roses are my fave

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  106. Very pretty color combo! I really love how you layered up the floral hearts to add more interest!

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  107. I love all the pool in this card, and how you used the the bloom heart, and actually, everything about it. Thanks for the inspiration and the chance to win.

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  108. Love your card and color combo😍
    A great new kit, can't wait to play! God bless

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  109. I love all the different looks that can be done with this kit. Love your card.

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  110. Lovely color combination. Wonderful new release from Hero Arts.

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  111. Such a pretty card! Love the colors! Great kit and blog hop! Loving all the talent here. TFS!

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  112. I love the pool color here. Lovely card.

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  113. Love the pool color - so refreshing! Perfect for summer romance ;)

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  114. The background is so subtle and nice. I like your look...

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  115. Great card,love the colours,awesome kit

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  116. Lovely card-wonderful for today's "gloomy" weather-thank you!!

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  117. Very classy card with an air sweetness to go along beside it. Thank you.

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  118. Another fun color combo! Happy card!

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  119. You can never have too much of that beautiful Pool color!! Love your card and the bright colors too!

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  120. Such a pretty card.
    Love the fussy mussy.
    thanks for sharing.

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  121. What a lovely card! The color scheme especially makes it extra versatile!

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  122. Your color combo is fantastic! Great kit!

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  123. Beautiful card. Thanks for sharing.

    Linda D.

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  124. Such pretty colors! Love your card!

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  125. Love the colors. Would love to redo my craft-room in those colors.

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  126. Lovely card! I love your colour combination of pool and butter bar and I have to agree with you- there is not too much pool and I'm ready for winter to be over!!

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  127. beautiful color combo for your card!

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  128. Love your card with the teal and yellow. SO pretty great job!

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  129. Great color combo! Pool is one of my faves! Awesome kit!

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  130. Beautiful - I adore the colour combination and love that postage stamp!

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  131. Beautiful card! I love the bright colors.

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  132. Beautiful card. So bright - just what we need during this cold snowy season! Love the butter bar ink - Hadnt seen that color. Wonderful kit - So versatile!

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  133. I really like the way you layered the heart stamp with the smaller section in the middle raised! You are showing us other ways to use the same stamp and make it look completely different!! Thank you for sharing.

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  134. Blue and yellow is one of my favorite color combinations; your card is very pretty.

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  135. This combo makes for one super gorgeous card!

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  136. So pretty! Love the floral heart stamp!

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  137. Very pretty colors and I don't think it has too much Pool. This kit is adorable!

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  138. Your color choice is lovely and unique. The layering of the flowers is a bonus.

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  139. Fabulous kit ! Love how you added extra dimension by adding a partial layer of the floral bouquet over the top of the larger one !

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  140. What a charming card and I love the fresh feel of this color combo!

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  141. Beautiful card and color combo. The background perfectly completes the "sending romance" look :)!

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  142. I do like that "paper wrap" bouquet, used on your and several other cards, each so unique.

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  143. Great tone-on-tone pool background. Also, like the layered bouquet. Thanks for sharing.

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  144. Those colors are so lovely together!

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  145. Love the yellow! It's a great color for Valentines!

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  146. This is beautiful! I just adore that pool color! TFS

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  147. Fantastic card and love 3D design.

    Marjeta

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  148. Yellow + Aqua = Amazing! Love your card :)

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  149. Beautiful card, love the yellow roses!!!

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  150. I think the blue really makes the yellow roses pop, great card.

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  151. Awesome card! There can never be a card with too much Pool! :p

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  152. I LOVE this kit...so many versatile uses...and different looks on the blog hop.

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  153. I just love the color combo of the blue and yellow!!! Ahh, that bouquet stamp is just calling my name.

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  154. Aren't postage dies the coolest! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  155. Love the colorcombo! And the way you did the sentiment!

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  156. Wow so pretty. Love how you used the mail stamp set. Love your card. Thanks so much!

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  157. I love the colors used in your card ! They are clean and pretty ! This monthly kit is just prefect !

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  158. Love the colors! What a great kit!

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  159. Love the colors used! That pool card stock with the clear embossing powder looks stunning. Thanks for sharing!

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