5.17.2017

Something Magical // Hero Arts

Hey everyone! I'm here today participating in the Hero Arts Summer Catalog 2017 Release hop!

Today's hop is a special one for me, since I'm sharing two projects using stamps from the catalog that I designed. Absolute craziness!

My first card today is from the catalog, and uses the woodblock stamp I designed, Something Magical (pretty fitting title for one of my first ever stamps, eh? ;))...


I first die cut the Star Confetti die die out of scratch paper, and used this to make a mask on some Pool layering paper  I covered it with Versamark, pulled away the mask, and heat embossed the stars in clear Sparkle embossing powder.

Then, I heat embossed the sentiment in Gold on some white cardstock, and adhered some sequins.


Finally, aren't this new Unicorn Stamp and Cut so much fun? I think I'm gonna have a hard time not using these unicorns on every other project for the foreseeable future. ;) I heat embossed the unicorns in Gold, then colored them with light pink and grey ZIG's. While I hand cut them out, the set does come with coordinating dies - I just didn't have them on hand.
I adhered the unicorns to the card base, and that finished off the card!

Here's a video of the process...


And for my second card, using a 4x6 clear set I designed, Enjoy the Journey, which was totally inspired by the ending of the animated Peter Pan (one of my favorite films all time)...


This card was literally made last minute, using leftovers from THIS project, so I'll probably revisit it later, as I love the idea, just not particularly the execution.

I just posted a video on the Hero Arts blog the other day on how to make the background. It also used the fun Star Confetti die, as well as Fresh Peach, Ultra Pink, Navy and some Grape Juice to really make it pop. It was, of course, also heat embossed with clear Sparkle embossing powder.


The sentiment is a mix from the new Unicorn Stamp and Cut and Birthday Celebration, heat embossed in white. I was really lazy with this banner, but dangit, I needed to stick a sentiment somewhere on that card! The ship felt too lonely without it! Maybe some fish or birds next time....


Gah, I love how this ship die cuts! The sails were topped with Wink of Stella, and because I'm fool enough to be making a project and video in the wee hours of the morning, I went all out and added some more clear Sparkle powder to the bottom of the die cut vellum clouds.

One last design bit: whenever I design anything from scratch, I like to have mood boards on Pinterest. HERE's a link to my mood board for the Enjoy the Journey stamp set - hopefully it will spark your creativity!

Lastly, but not least, I wanna give a huge thanks to Hero Arts for letting me have this opportunity! You guys are the bestest!

GIVEAWAY


Hero Arts is giving away three $25 shopping sprees, drawn from comments left across all blogs in the hop. Hoppers, please comment by Wednesday, 5/24 at 11:59pm PT and Hero Arts will announce the winner the following week.

Also, because I got some duplicates in my last box, I'm also giving away the Color Layering Mangrove with ink set to one lucky commenter. Just comment on this post by Wednesday, May 24 at 11:59 EST for a chance to win! I will also be giving away an Enjoy the Journey stamp set on my Instagram, so be sure to look out there.
Winners will be announced here and on my Instagram.

BLOG HOP


For loads of inspiration and a chance to win a prize, follow this hop!

SUPPLIES


Something Magical card
Cardstock: Hero Arts Pool layering paper, Canson Bristol
Stamps: Hero Arts Unicorn Stamp and Cut and Something Magical
Ink: Versamark, ZIG
Other: Hero Arts clear Sparkle and Gold embossing powders, sequins

Tools: heat gun, Hero Arts Star Confetti die

Magical Birthday card
Cardstock: Canson bristol
Stamps: Hero Arts Enjoy the JourneyUnicorn Stamp and Cut and Birthday Celebration
Ink: Hero Arts Fresh PeachUltra PinkNavy and Grape Juice, Versamark
Other: Hero Arts White embossing powder

Tools: heat gun, Hero Arts Enjoy the Journey dies and Raining Fluff dies


148 comments:

  1. These are perfect Clare! I had fun with your awesome Enjoy the Journey set!

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  2. Love these cards - especially the colors on the ship card!

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  3. Very nice cards, Clare! I'm impressed by your stamps; great job!

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  4. Congrats on your stamp designs. Hope you have many more opportunities to create things you love.

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  5. Congrats on the stamp designs, how exciting! I too am in love with the ship die.

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  6. Beautiful cards, congratulations on your stamp designs

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  7. Beautiful cards. Unicorns are just magical! Congrats on your stamp design : )

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  8. I love your magical ship. Congratulations on your designs. You did a great job.

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  9. I love how even though the colors are different and the themes are different there is a dreamy vibe to both of these cards. Very beautiful.

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  10. Love the ship die! How cute for summer!

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  11. Fabulous cards! The Unicorn is so pretty but that sea background is just gorgeous. Thanks for sharing!
    Michelle Daigle

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  12. Love these card ideas. The ship and magical birthday is very special. Love that coloring.

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  13. Love the magical card the best...what little girl wouldn't love that!

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  14. Love that colorful ink blended background!!!

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  15. These are gorgeous! I just love those magical little unicorns! So fun!

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  16. Both cards are very cute! The second one reminds me of the series Once Upon a Time when they sail to Neverland.

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  17. Clare your cards are great and the unicorn one is just sweet!

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  18. Great cards. You're very creative. Love how you used vellum clouds for water!

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  19. Love these cards, especially the ship card!

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  20. These cards look amazing! :) well done!

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  21. beautiful cards! I especially like the unicorn

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  22. Very creative designs filled with color and imagination!

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  23. Well, now I have got to have the Mangrove stamp set! lol

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  24. Beautiful card love love love the unicorn stamps and coordinating dies super cute!

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  25. Both of your cards are very creative....both truly magical. :)

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  26. love your cards they really inspired me!

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  27. So creative and fun! Thanks so much for the inspiration!

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  28. Gorgeous cards, love the colours you used!

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  29. Your cards are adorable and I like how you made the clouds..I just learned so many new ways..Thank you..

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  30. Very pretty cards. The ship in the clouds is really interesting.

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  31. I live your cards. My favorite is the ship one as I love those bright colors.

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  32. Such beautiful moody colors on the ship card!

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  33. Beautiful cards! The unicorn is so cute and adorable!! I love the colors on your second card. Ship looks beautiful.

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  34. I really enjoy your work, I was just here yesterday looking at your last video! Great cards!

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  35. Beautiful cards! I love the 'you are something magical' sentiment. So sweet.

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  36. Your cards are magical. Love the gold embossing on the first one and love the purple and blue background on the second one. =)

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  37. Your cards are magical! Love that ship ... stunning!

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  38. Love your Enjoy the Journey set. Can't wait to play with it myself! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  39. Love your cards - so well thought out and designed:)

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  40. Really like the ship card very pretty

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  41. Beautiful card. Love the subtle coloring -- and the unicorns are terrific.

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  42. The magic theme is really fun and different. I especially love the purple and blue background. Thanks for sharing!

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  43. Beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing....

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  44. The magical birthday card is wonderful. And very magical. Thank you for sharing.

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  45. Love the magical unicorns-stylish cards!

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  46. Congratulations on your first stamp set design. That IS pretty magical!

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  47. Love the ship in the sky! What a great idea.

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  48. Nice examples! Keep up the good work!

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  49. Very pretty cards.. Love the ship and sky. Very pretty and creative. The unicorn card is darling.

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  50. How fun and how cool it must be to see your designs turned into stamps! Way to go.

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  51. Fantastic cards, love them.

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  52. Darling cards! I'm a fan of that unicorn!!

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  53. Great colors for unicorns and the ship card reminds me of Peter Pan with the vellum clouds.

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  54. Love these cards - especially the ship card! The colours are great!!

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  55. I love the background on the ship card! Very eye-catching. :-)

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  56. Love what you created; you are so talented.

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  57. These are super cute Clare!!

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  58. Your background is magical. This is a wonderful release, thanks for the inspiration!

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  59. Two wonderful, yet different cards. Love the background and the ship. The unicorn card looks magical.

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  60. The unicorns are so cute, but I LOVE that second card. The background looks amazing!

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  61. There is something magical about your creations from this great release.

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  62. Lovely cards!Especially the second one!

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  63. Your ship card is breathtaking! And huge congrats on designing the set :)

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  64. That ship card is delicious!! Those unicorns seem quite happy with themselves, lol

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  65. Really cute cards! Love the design.
    natgodfrey4@gmail.com

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  66. Very nice cards! Thanks for sharing!

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  67. Congratulations on your stamp designs! I especially love the unicorn card!

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  68. Both are whimsical and magical. Great job.

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  69. Love the pastel unicorn. Thanks for sharing!

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  70. Lovely cards, I love the color combos

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  71. Just Beautiful cards thank you for sharing

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  72. Just wow! I adore how you used the background die to make different card backgrounds! I love the variety in this release! Thank you for the inspiration!

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  73. I enjoyed your video showing how you achieved your awesome backgrounds. Great cards.

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  74. Love the magical birthday card. That background is gorgeous.

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  75. Very pastel card. Simply beautiful. Really love the ship card. Thanks

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  76. Very pretty magical card, the colors are so soft and lovely. The colors on your ship card are so fun, like the little clouds to float it off to Neverland!

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  77. I love the colors and sparklies on the ship card!

    Noreen
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  78. Very pretty and wonderful backgrounds.

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  79. Pretty cards! Love the sentiments and the colors!

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  80. Gorgeous cards!The unicorn one is so pretty,and the ship card is amazing! Tfs :-)

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  81. Great cards. I lobe the colors on the second one

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  82. Sweet unicorn card. Love the colors you chose.

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  83. Love the ship card. thanks for the chance to win.

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  84. I somehow managed to comment on the wrong post and couldn't figure out how come the photo didn't match what I was saying! Oh, well! I love the starry one and how you had the ship floating on a cloud. Very cool. Thanks.

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  85. Both of your cards are so cool! I love them.

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  86. Astonishing colors on the ship card !

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  87. Very pretty with the pastel colors on the unicorn card and love the vibrant starry background for the ship card.

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  88. Love your cards and how you used the one background to get two cards with it. Thanks for sharing your video with the instructions.

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  89. WOW! Congratulations on your newly designed-by-you stamps that truly are 'magical' and speak to more journeys yet to come! You must be thrilled beyond belief to see the hop designers - and eventually many of us - using these! Your cards: stellar! I'm quite smitten with your gorgeous starry ship card!
    ~carol

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  90. The boat that you designed is wonderful
    Love the background.
    The first card is sweet.
    thanks for sharing.

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  91. Love the white embossed ship and that gorgeous background!

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  92. What totally different looks. Thanks for the ideas!

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  93. I love the colours used in the unicorn card. It is nice to see muted colours for the unicorns. It sets your cards designs out from the others in this blog hop. The deep rich colours are lovely on the ship cards. I'd feel privileged to received either of these cards. Thank you for the inspiration.

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  94. Wonderful cards, totally different and the Unicorn Stamp and Cut are my fave so far. Love the new Collection, Thank you for sharing.

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  95. Loving this release. Love the colours in your cards. Thanks for the great inspiration .

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  96. The ship in the stars-what a great idea.

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  97. Nice cards and thanks for making the video with the unicorn!

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  98. These are amazing! I love what you did with the ship in the bottle stamp, it's so unique.

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  99. I love the 2 views of what is magical. From the pastel unicorns to the deep colors of the ship in the sky, your cards are magically delicious!

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  100. Beautiful cards. Love the softness of the first one and the gorgeous starry background on the last. Really stunning!

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  101. Totally in love with your ship card. Thank you for sharing how you made it.

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  102. Wonderful cards! I love that Confetti Star die!

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  103. I love your choice of crds and stamp sets!!

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  104. Vellum clouds really make the ship look like it's flying! Nice touch!

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  105. Love the ship card what a great idea to incorporate a night sky.

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  106. Clare, these are magically delicious looking! I love them!

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  107. That boat stamp is really starting to grow on me. Initially I didn't think much of it but I've seen some really nice cards where it was the main image. Beautiful night sky you've created here!

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  108. These are so pretty, love the gold and soft colors on the unicorn card and your dark bold colors on the stars card!

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  109. I always love your cards and this one is no exception!

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  110. Love your ink blending on that ship card! Just gorgeous! This Hero Arts release is amazing! Loving this blog hop with all it's talent and inspiration! Thanks for sharing yours!

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  111. The colors in the magical unicorn card is very calm and relaxing. Could u send me one in 11 X 14 or bigger maybe it would help my nerves.......LOL I love the dark color card with grape and etc that is gorgeous. TYFS

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  112. That is a great idea for the background on the unicorn card, which I just love BTW!

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  113. Stunning background on the ship card and I love the soft colors on the unicorn card...beautiful!

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  114. Congratulations on your stamp design! Wow! I love the ship card -- the colors, the stars, the ship in the cloud, and the sentiment!

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  115. Your Unicorn 🦄 card is awesome but the vibrant colors on your magical birthday card makes it my favorite! Love everything about this beauty! TFS!

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  116. I love the magical birthday card, so colorful!!

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  117. Wow - your second card is gorgeous! Congrats on your design and I love your inspiration for the stamp set too. Amazing!

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  118. I love all elements used for this card!! Simple yet amazing card!! I will definitely be adding all of these to my stash!!! Thanks for sharing and I hope you got some sleep!!!

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  119. Fabulous cards Clare! One soft and whimsical, the other bold and vibrant. Terrific display of two styles.

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  120. Congrats on your stamp design for HA. I love the starry night you created and the ship is one of my favorite images of the whole release.

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  121. Great stamp designs! I really like the cards you made with them. I need to try stenciling a little more.

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  122. How cool that you created Something Magical. This is a great sentiment!

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  123. Beautiful cards, thank you for sharing with us!

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  124. Two GORGEOUS cards! I love your ship in the sky!!

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