2.14.2017

Blossoming Jar // Hero Arts

Hello all! Today I'm participating in the Hero Arts 2017 Catalog Release blog hop and sharing a fun floral card!

I'm gonna be honest - I got my blog hop dates confused and long story short, had to whip this card the night before (and am writing this post in the wee hours of the morning!), so it didn't turn out quite the way I wanted, but it works for a pinch. ;)

My card features the beautiful new Color Layering Hydrangea, as well as the Birds and Blossoms...


I stamped the base layer of the hydrangea in Soft Pool, and the top layer with Stonewash, then die cut it using the handy dandy coordinating dies. The leaves were stamped with Lime Green, Moss, Field Greens, and Forever Green, and also cut using the coordinating dies.

The Color Layering Hydrangea also comes as part of a bundle, where you get the stamp set, dies, and a coordinating four ink cube set in one bundle!

To give the bouquet some more volume, I stamped and die cut some wee flowers from the new Birds and Blossoms stamp set, and also added some blossoms from the Color Layering For You Flowers. Ink wise, I used Pale Tomato, Fresh Peach, Soft Pink, Rose Madder (beautiful new pink ink!) and Red Royal

Birds and Blossoms is also available as a bundle - inks, dies, and coordinating ink cube set! Actually, you should probably just look at the entire catalog - many of the stamp sets come in these nice little bundles! ;)


These flowers desperately needed a vase, so I provided one using the Mason Jar Bugs stamp set and Jar die, then stamping in Unicorn. I shortened my jar using the tips I gave in THIS blog post.

For the sentiment, I embossed a panel of black cardstock in Detail Black embossing powder, then die cut it using the Happy Stamp and Cut die. I also die cut a piece of black foam, adhered the two together, and added that to my base, along with a matching white heat embossed sentiment.

All of this new goodness was adhered to a white card base that I had adhered to a panel of new Woodgrain Vellum. I love this stuff! It has beautiful texture, and at least with white cardstock, you don't have to worry about the adhesive showing through, like you do with most vellums! 

Topped off the card with some clear droplets and a piece of twine, and done!

BLOG HOP


For loads of inspiration and a chance to win a prize, follow this hop! The always amazing Yana Smakula would be next on the hop, after me:

Hero Arts is giving away three $25 shopping sprees, drawn from comments left across all blogs in the hop. Please comment by Tuesday, February 21st at 11:59pm PT and the winner will be announced the following week on the Hero Arts blog.

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Cardstock: Hero Arts Woodgrain Vellum and Kraft cardstock, Michaels white cardstock
Stamps: Hero Arts Color Layering Hydrangea, Birds and Blossoms, Happy Stamp and Cut, Color Layering For You Flowers, and Mason Jar Bugs
Inks: Hero Arts Lime GreenMossField GreensForever GreenPale TomatoFresh PeachSoft PinkRose MadderRed Royal, Unicorn, and Versamark
Other: clear droplets - 4mm & 6mm, string (stash), Hero Arts Detail Black and White embossing powders

Tools: Cuttlebug, Hero Arts Color Layering Hydrangea, Birds and Blossoms, Happy Stamp and Cut and Jar die

237 comments:

  1. I am in love with all of these new layering stamps! If I could I would buy them all! It’s so hard to choose a favorite, they are all fantastic! I would say it’s between the peacock and the poppy. But the coy and water Lilly are great too.

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  2. The jar is such a classic - the blooms are stunning. Thank you for sharing!

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  3. Clare, your card turned out beautiful! Love all your sweet details!

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  4. Beautiful card. Lovely Spring look.

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  5. Very best to use the hydrangea in the jar. Like the pop of colors you added with the layers.

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  6. Well for a quick whipped up card you did an amazing job! Love that you popped it up over the jar and the beautiful colors you used!

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  7. Pretty jar of flowers and I love these layering stamp sets...thank you.

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  8. Such a pretty card. Great job!
    natgodfrey4@gmail.com

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  9. Sometimes cards do not turn out as we pictured them in our mind but the end result is still beautiful!! (sometimes better than we pictured!!)

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  10. Beautiful card, thanks for sharing!

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  11. Oh! I like the choice of colors.m There is something special with flowers in a mason or ball jar.

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  12. Love the fresh Spring feel that you created with this card.

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  13. I can't wait for spring when I see this card!!

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  14. What an adorable card! Love hydrangeas and that mason jar is just too cute! Love that there are bundles with all the stamps, inks, and dies!

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  15. The card is lovely! Love the layering and the kraft card makes the colors pop!

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  16. Your card is so beautiful! I love the colors you used to make the flowers.

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  17. Love your layers pretty card.Thanks for sharing.

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  18. I think your card is beautiful! If you didn't mention it, I would have never known that you whipped it up the night before. I love how the kraft colored vase contrasts with the black happy sentiment die cut.

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  19. Very pretty card! Love the colours.

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  20. Beautiful card with such lovely details! The jar is such a great image and can be used in so many ways! Great job!

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  21. Your bouquet is stunning, Clare! I adore the tiny flowers scattered around the larger bloom!

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  22. Your bouquet is stunning, Clare! I adore the tiny flowers scattered around the larger bloom!

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  23. What a great card. I love the jar and wood grain vellum would be so fun to play with. Thank you for such great ideas.

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  24. Love your multi layers and dimension! Great to add the jar!

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  25. This card is gorgeous. If this is what you can do in a pinch, you've got it made. So pretty. Thanks for sharing.

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  26. This is gorgeous, Clare. I love how you have added the flowers in to the jar!

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  27. Such a pretty card, and I love the woodgrain vellum! thank you so much for the inspiration

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  28. Love the hydrangea stamp. I have this flower growing in my garden. You did an amazing job show casing this new stamps and love the layers too!

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  29. That's really beautiful, I love how you placed the sentiment xx

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  30. Really lovely card! Hydrangeas make me swoon.

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  31. love how you gave the hydrangea a mason jar vase - very pretty!

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  32. Lovely card!I like all the different layers :)

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  33. So beautiful! Love the mason jar!

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  34. Such a pretty card, full of summer...as I look out on my icy winter street!

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  35. Beautiful card... love how you layered the different colored flowers in the bouquet.

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  36. gorgeous sample, thanks for the inspiration!

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  37. I loved how you added the smaller flowers to the hydrangeas. They're so lovely together in that mason jar. Thank you for the inspiration, Clare.

    Sharlini Nambiar

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  38. Really pretty spring card! Thanks for sharing.

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  39. Lovely flowers! Someone will be happy to receive this birthday card.

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  40. I love your card! Hydrangeas are my favorite flower! :)

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  41. Beautiful! I love hydrangeas, I just don't have a green thumb at all.

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  42. I love this look Clare! I much prefer the hand picked wild flower look over roses any day. The kraft paper jar reminds me of burlap. Beautiful card, thanks for sharing and inspiring.

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  43. This is such a beautiful card. Love the hydrangea.

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  44. Beautiful card! Love the hydrangea! I love that you have added pop of other colors as well!

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  45. Love the flowerand do mason jars ever go out of style?

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  46. Beautiful card. Love this new release from Hero Arts...especially the new layering stamps!

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  47. I love the new products but my favorites are the layered sets they help us amateurs seem like professionals.

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  48. really like the hydrangea bouquet in a jar idea. Really cute.

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  49. Adorable card, Clare! Love the colors.

    joybird1223@gmail.com

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  50. Happy Valentine's Day. Thanks for sharing your card.

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  51. That hydrangea stamp is gorgeous - love what you did with it!

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  52. Beautiful colors used on this card. Love the hydrangeas

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  53. This would make not only a nice birthday card but also a nice get well card. Thanks for sharing.

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  54. Adorable cards, I love the hydrangea flower stamp!

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  55. Such a beautiful card!! Love the kraft-colored mason jar as a vase.

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  56. Wow who doesn't Love getting flowers delivered! I love it! Thank You for Sharing<3

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  57. Just so beautiful! I love those flowers! Lovely!

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  58. Sure wish I could whip out a great card so quickly!

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  59. Love this new multi layering Hydrangea.. Love the colors you used as well.. Great job!!

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  60. Flower cards are so refreshing . This is beautiful.

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  61. OMG Clare, this is beautiful! Actually, this is a perfect example of what can be done with these stamps, "IN A PINCH"! Lets face it, we have ALL done that, and in at least MY case, I still do!

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  62. The thought of those beautiful flowers makes me think of spring. I am just loving your color combinations - so pretty!

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  63. Very pretty card....looks great!

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  64. Oh so pretty!! Love how you combined these stamps!

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  65. Hydrangeas are one of my favorite flowers. Lovely card!

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  66. I love hydrangeas and am so glad Hero Arts came out with a color layering one. Your card is very pretty.

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  67. Great card! I just love everything in this catalog.

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  68. Wow - I was up to the wee hours making a card as well! Granted, mine doesn't look as beautiful as yours, but. . . Fabulous job & I love those bundles!!

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  69. You've made a lovely bouquet! This release has fabulous stamps.

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  70. Wow - I wish cards that I 'whip up' were even half as wonderful as yours! Thanks for sharing!

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  71. Love the water droplets enhancing the hydrangeas

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  72. Your card is so beautiful & you whipped it out in a time crunch. Great job!! I love it! Those bundles sound wonderful.

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  73. Lovely card and colors. Thanks for sharing.

    Linda D.

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  74. Your colors just make me want spring to get here!

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  75. You did really well for a short time spending on this card, it's beautiful !

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  76. I love how you accented the hydrangeas with those beautiful little flowers! And that new pink ink is so pretty! Gorgeous card, thanks for sharing these beautiful stamps with us!

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  77. Very pretty card. Thanks for sharing how you put it together.

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  78. Your flower arrangement is beautiful. Sure doesn't look as if you did it in a rush!

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  79. Your flower arrangement is beautiful. Sure doesn't look as if you did it in a rush!

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  80. Beautiful card! I love the jar idea--super creative and looks amazing too!

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  81. Like the Hydrangea for the dimension & coloring. I have the smaller older Hydrangea rubber stamp.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  82. I seriously want that Hydrangea stamp!! Wow it's gorgeous!!!

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  83. This is a beautiful card I love hydrangea's!

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  84. This is so pretty. Hydrangeas are one of my favourite flowers.

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  85. I have been waiting for the release since the catalogue preview!!! So excited!

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  86. that looks amazing for a thrown together card! I grow lots of hydrangeas, now I will have to stamp them as well

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  87. The hydrangea is gorgeous, but I especially love how you added the "wee" flowers and the mason jar. It is a lovely card.

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  88. For something that was just whipped up - it came out beautiful!

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  89. Now that was a really fresh idea , I love it !

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  90. So pretty how you made the bouquet!

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  91. Just adorable!, I love how you layered the bouquet!

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  92. Very pretty, colorful bouquet!!

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  93. Pretty bouquet in the jar, love that you pulled from various stamp sets to create this scene.

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  94. A lovely card--you work well under pressure! :)

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  95. What a beautiful hydrangea card! Love the blue flower!

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  96. These layering stamps are some of the best I have seen lately. The hydrangea is beautiful, the new catalog is amazing.

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  97. This is a lovely card--great color choices--with so many things to like about it from the layout design to the sentiment choice. Wish my cards made in a hurry were a good as this!

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  98. Wish I could make a card that "didn't turn out quite the way I wanted, but it works for a pinch. ;)" as well as you!

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  99. Love your color choices. Makes me want spring to come

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  100. What a lovely card. the Hydrangea stamp is starting to grow on me.

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  101. So pretty, that Hydrandea is amazing and love how you used it!

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  102. Lovely card, Clare! I love the little flowers in the orange and pink hues behind and on top of the hydrangea. They give the card and flower a bit more interest and depth. I can't believe you just whipped this up! Thanks for sharing!

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  103. This is a sweet card. Lovely colors.

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  104. Oh My Gosh, Wood grain Vellum, going to have to get me some of that. Beautiful card. Great color choice.

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  105. Love the dimension used with this card, as well as the use of color. Great work and creativity! ;)

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  106. The hydrangeas are so beautiful!

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  107. Beautiful. I can't wait for my hydrangeas to arrive!

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  108. So pretty! Hydrangeas are one of my favorite flowers and you made it look so real, beautiful colors also!!!!

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  109. Cute card, thank you for sharing.

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  110. Hydrangia are my favorite flowers!
    Nicely done.
    Heidi

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  111. This release is unbelievable

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  112. Lovely card, I'm found of your choosen color combo!!! really nice done. thx for the inspiration

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  113. I like the colors of your pretty card.

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  114. Gorgeous choice of colors and a very cute way to put the hydrangea in the jar. Well done! TFS!

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  115. Beautiful! Love the colors and the jar-vase is fantastic :)
    Thanks for the inspiration!

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  116. Thanks for sharing! You came through at clutch time! I cant get enough of these layering floral sets!

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  117. Great card with beautiful colors! Thank you for the inspiration.

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  118. I love this!! My favorite card so far!! The colors are gorgeous. I can't wait for Spring!

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  119. Beautiful card, Clare! Thanks for sharing with us and for taking part in this fun hop and giveaway. Such great products!

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  120. Your card is so beautiful. It is a gorgeous bouquet!

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  121. Love the flowers in the jar. Very pretty!

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  122. What a lovely card!

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  123. Gorgeous card!! Love the colors. I love the products in the 2017 Catalog especially the Fuchsia, Koi and Peacock. And now loving all the florals too!

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  124. such a stunning vase of flowers. The colors remind me so much of spring! can't wait for the snow to go away. Thank you for giving us such pretty inspiration.

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  125. Such a cute use of the hydrangeas and the mason jar!

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  126. The hydrangea set is on my list and I love seeing that beautiful blossom in a country jar! It looks like the card was perfectly planned:)

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  127. what an amazing card! I love it :)

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  128. Simply pretty.
    Cheers from down under

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  129. Beautiful card! Such a great release! Loving all the inspiration AND TALENT here on this awesome hop! TFS!

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  130. What a lovely bouquet of flowers! So nice and spring like! Thanks so much for sharing! (Peg)

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  131. Hydrangeas are such fun multicolored flowers that make gorgeous bouquets, thanks for the inspiration Clare!

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  132. Really pretty card. I love hydrangeas and it makes me think of Spring. TFS.

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  133. Just love your flower jar, Clare - so fun with the extra flowers layered onto the hydrangea!!

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  134. Beautiful hydrangea! The colorful flowers look so pretty. Love the layering.

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  135. Such a pretty floral arrangement. I love the color combo!

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  136. Pretty floral card! Love, love!

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  137. Your pinch is better then my efforts! Lol

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  138. That sweet jar full of blossoms would pretty up any table or window sill!

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  139. This is really pretty! Love the colorful flowers and
    the kraft mason jar.

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  140. Layering colors is wonderful. Your colors are great.

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  141. Beautiful spring card. Thanks for sharing!

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  142. A nice easy card, with great colors. The wood grain looks great. Thank you.

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  143. Love that hydrangea! Lovely design thanks for sharing Clare!

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  144. Your card is gorgeous, I love the colours you used for the hydrangea and that you popped the hydrangea up looks amazing!

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  145. Clare, for a last minute card, this is stellar!

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  146. Great card. The Hydrangea layering set is my favorite set in this whole release!

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