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Altenew 6th Anniversary Blog Hop Day 2 + Giveaway!




Welcome, crafty friends!

If you just arrived from Mindy Eggen's blog, you're in the right place!

I'm so thrilled to be sharing these projects I made for the Altenew 6th Anniversary Blog Hop!

Altenew has produced so many of my favorite stamp and die sets over the years - and my very first floral stamp was an Altenew set!

There's tons of great ideas along the hop today, and I hope you feel inspired to do some creating after you see all the fabulous projects. So let's get to the cards!

For the first card, I revisted one of my favorite techniques - ink blending over versamark.


I cut down a piece of Specialty Stamping paper to 4 x 5.25 inches and then used the Wildflower Doodles stamp set and Versamark ink to stamp the repeating images on the paper. I then heat-set the paper and applied Coral Berry ink all over the paper. The Versamark ink resists the ink and gives a lovely muted white result.

I glued the finished background piece on to a cut and scored 4.25 x 5.5 inch card base and then started the other elements.


I had a few assembled floral and leaf die cuts from the Wild Rose 3D die set in my scraps and the colors matched PEFECTLY! I adhered them down with foam tape to a stamped Pen Sketch Mandala image that I cut in half with my scissors, and then mounted that assembled element with foam tape and adhered it down to my background.

To finish off the card, I glued down a die cut from the Flower Arrangement coordinating die set and then completed the sentiment with using a "beautiful" stamp from the Amazing You stamp set.

For the next card, I used the Warm Sunshine watercolor brush marker to lay down the background watercolor wash on to a 4 x 5.25 inch piece of watercolor paper. After that wash dried, I used the Wildflower Garden stamp set and some Distress Oxide inks to stamp the images on to the watercolor washed background.


I used a sentiment from the same stamp set and stamped it in the upper right hand corner of the watercolor wash to finish off the card panel.


To complete the entire card, I adhered the finished panel on to a cut and scored 4.25 x 5.5 inch card base.

For the last card, I started out by cutting and scoring a 4.25 x 5.5 inch card base from dark blue colored carstock.


I used a Circle Frame die to cut out a piece of pale pink cardstock and glued it down to the card base, and then used the same die on a piece of vellum paper so I could use the negative circle space. I used one of the small stamps from the Flower Arrangement stamp set and some white pigment ink to stamp the small white images on to the piece of vellum. I turned the stamped vellum piece over and then applied liquid glue on to the areas where the stamping had been applied so that the glue would be hidden behind those stamped images. After the glue was applied I turned the vellum circle piece back over and adhered it down to the card base within the frame.


I then applied white nuvo drops to the center of the white floral images for some extra dimension,

Using several stamped and die cut images from the Flower Arrangement set, I arranged them all together and glued them down to the card as well, making sure the leaves were peeking out from behind the larger floral images. I used the Mega You die to create the first part of the sentiment, and then stamped the rest of the sentiment using a phrase from the Folksy Floral stamp set . I used the Deep Blue Seas, Cherry Blossom, Green Valley, Green Meadows, and Pocketful of Sunshine mini ink cube sets for the floral and leaf images in my bouquet.

Let's get to some special details of this hop!




Enjoy FREE U.S. shipping with code HAPPY6TH or $5 OFF international shipping with code ANNIV20 at checkout. Offer valid from 4/2/2020 at 12:01 am EDT through 4/5/2020 at 11:59 pm EDT. Not valid on prior purchases. Cannot be combined with other promo codes. Shop here: https://altenew.com/

Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners and one Altenew Academy class to 10 lucky winners. There are also 14 awesome companies/crafty friends who are celebrating with us, and they are offering the following prizes:

Altenew: 6 $50 Altenew gift certificates
Altenew Academy: 10 class spots
Jennifer McGuire Ink: 1 $100 Altenew gift certificate & 5 Share Handmade Kindness goodie bags($20 each)
My Sweet Petunia: 1 prize bundle(Original MISTI, a set of Creative Corners, a Cut-Align and a bar magnet)
CiLi in Papers: $100 gift certificate
Craft Stash: £75 gift certificate
Amy Tangerine: Your Brightest Year Yet online workshop(valued at $89)
Online Card Classes: 3 class spots
Simon Says Stamp: $50 gift certificate
Scrapbook.com: $50 gift certificate
Michelle's Cards & Stamp: $50 gift certificate
Ellen Hutson LLC: $30 gift certificate
Butterfly Reflections Ink: $25 gift certificate
Scrapbook & Cards Today: 1 copy of Scrapbook & Cards Today Spring 2020 issue
Bumbleberry Papercrafts: £25 gift certificate
Seven Hills Crafts: £25 gift certificate

Be sure to leave comments by 4/12/2020 for a chance to win one of 37 prizes! To make the hop more exciting, start your comment with "Hi from (city or country where you're from)!". 37 winners will be chosen at random from the comments left on any of the blogs listed below and will be announced on the Altenew Card Blog on 4/18/2020.

Your next stop on the hop is Agnieszka Malyszek.

Thanks so much for stopping by today and spending some time with me! 

Have fun hopping!

Kelly

Comments

  1. hi from CA. I love your flowers, especially the die cut one.

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  2. OMG! I LOVE the layered flowers! These are all amazingly beautiful!

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  3. Hi from Clearwater, Florida! Your cards are gorgeous!!

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  4. Hi from Northwest Arkansas, in the US. Great cards! Dont think I have visited your site before. Will come back!

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  5. Howdy from Tucson! Your cards are just lovely. The colors and background of the first card are exceptional.

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  6. Hello from Rumford, Maine. You made very beautiful cards. This is the first time I have heard of you. WIll need to follow. Thank you for sharing :)

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    1. Thank you!!! My physical shop is in Kingston, NH. You're not too far! Maybe you can come visit when things open back up. Stay well.

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  7. Hello from North Eastern Colorado! All of your cards are so pretty! Thank you for reminding me that versamark can be used as a resist without needed embossing powder. And I just love the watercolor wash of the second card!

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  8. Hi, from Cape Town, South Africa. Congratulations to Altenew. Lovely cards and a great idea using the 'you' die cut.

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  9. What a diverse set of cards. Beautiful colors. I think I love the die cut flowers best. Hard to choose a favorite, just like the vintage feel I guess.

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  10. Hi from Ohio. I love the color combos you picked for your cards

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  11. I love all the colors used. What a lovely set of cards.

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  12. Hi from Sterling Heights, MI. Beautiful cards and lovely colors. Thank you.

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  13. Hi from Texas. Your cards were beautiful, love the combination of stamp and die sets from Altenew

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  14. Hi from Beaverton, Oregon. Great eye candy with your fanciful artwork! Love both cards.

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  15. Hello from India.
    I love the look of ink blending on versamark technique, I have to give it a try, it looks gorgeous.
    The third card with dark colored cardstock makes flowers pop out.

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  16. Hi from Iowa! Absolutely beautiful! Now I must go and add more to my wish list!

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  17. Hi from Florida gulf coast. Your cards are gorgeous. thank you

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  18. Hello from Toledo, OH. Thank you for sharing these beautiful cards. I learn so much from these examples from artists such as you!

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  19. Hi from Wisconsin. Love the Coral Berry card. TFS

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  20. Hi from NH. Amazing cards! Great job!

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    1. Hiiii. Where in NH? My physical store is in Kingston! :)

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  21. Hi from Boise, Idaho! Beautiful job!

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  22. Hi! I'm from California. these are stunning cards. I love the colors.

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  23. Another howdy from Tucson, AZ! I've not visited your site before, but love these beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing and Happy Birthday, Altenew!

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  24. Hi from upstate New York! I love your design layouts and techniques - thanks for participating in this blog hop!

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  25. Hello from South Florida! And thank you for being
    a sponsor of this awesome & inspirational hop.
    Your cards are so pretty! Love how you made the
    darling BG on the first card & the coral color.

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  26. Wow, from SE, TX! Such beautiful cards.

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  27. Hi from Seattle, Washington. Wow, what amazing cards. The first card is so lovely. I love how you used the various Altenew stamps. The color combination is gorgeous.

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  28. Hi from San Diego California - congrats to Altenew and here's to many more years!

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  29. Hi from Bellville, TX
    The first card is very pretty. I love the background you designed. The yellow card is so cheery. Something we need a lot of now. The vellum card is beautiful. Great job on them all

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  30. Hello From North Carolina...what awesome cards, they are really very pretty. Thanks for sharing.

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  31. Hello From Ottawa Ontario
    Just beautiful! I love that pen sketch mandala ❤️

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  32. Pretty cards! Happy Anniversary Alta New!!

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  33. Hi from Denver, Colorado! Thank you for sharing your beautiful cards! Happy Anniversary, Altenew!

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  34. Hi from Rochester, NY! Beautiful cards and designs...lovely color palette!!

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  35. wow - these are so beautiful! i love your cards and the layouts!

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  36. Hi from Edgewater, Maryland!! Absolutely stunning creations!! Thank you so much for sharing.

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  37. They're all beautiful, but that first one with the coral background is definitely my favorite.

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  38. Hello from Durham, NC! All the cards are beautiful and creative, but the first card is my favorite. I recently did the same technique with ink blending over Versamark and was pleasantly surprised how much I liked it. TFS❤️

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  39. Kelly, hello, from Liz in Fairfax, Virginia! All three of your cards are a delight and I can not decide which is my most favorite, but the first one is divine and then the second is so great with the parchment paper and the prayer sentiment! We all need more prayers for each other right now so it is a perfect card! Beautiful work!!!!

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  40. Hello from New Orleans! You packed a lot into the first card... A feast for the eyes.

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  41. Hi from Maryland. I love the ink resist technique. Thanks for sharing.

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  42. Hi from Aiken, SC. Love your beautiful cards. Very vibrant colors to cheer us up today!

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  43. Hi from Minnesota! Congratulations to Altenew on their 6th anniversary! And thank you for sharing your cards, Kelly. They beautifully showcase the variety of styles one can achieve with Altenew products.

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  44. Hi, from TX! Love this gorgeous cards Kelly! Thanks for sharing such lovely inspiration! Happiest of birthdays to the Altenew Family, wishing them many more successful years in business!

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  45. Hi from Idaho. Congrats to Altenew on their anniversary! Thanks for such an inspiring blog hop and generous prizes;just what we need at this time.

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  46. Hello from Sammamish, WA. Lovely cards, especially the first one. The colors and arrangement are just so delightful, and I appreciate your sharing your favorite technique.

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  47. Lovely cards and great colors! Hi from WA and Happy 6th Altenew!

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  48. Hi from Minnesota. Lovely cards! Beautiful designs and color combinations.

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  49. I love all of the cards but, my favorite is the first one. Do you have to use specialty paper for that technique?

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    1. I used Ranger specialty stamping paper. It's a cardstock with a special glossy finish. I haven't tried the technique with any other type of cardstock, but you should give it a try and see what happens!!

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  50. Hello from Texas. Such pretty cards! I have the wild rose die and it's a favorite of min!

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  51. Hi from Asheboro, NC
    love all the cards, so beautiful & encouraging during this time

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  52. Hi from Illinois. So beautifully crafted, love all these cards!

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  53. Hello from Florida. I was hard to decide but I think the 2nd card is my favorite

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  54. Hi from Minnesota. Amazing cards, love them!!

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  55. "Hi from New Baltimore, Michigan" Happy 6th and Many more! I love that yellow wash background so much, especially the organic edge. Beautiful!! Thanks for the inspiration and please stay safe and healthy!

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  56. Hi from Kentucky. Loved both cards but I really liked the first one. Thanks

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  57. Hello from the Florida Panhandle! Such gorgeous cards! Wonderful colors and designs.
    Thanks for sharing...

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  58. Hi from Myrtle Beach SC!
    All the cards are lovely and I would be overjoyed to get anyone of them; but the first one speaks to my heart and puts a big smile on my face. You take care and hope you get to open your shop soon.

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  59. Hi from Wilmington, Delaware! These are all beautiful and I love the different design styles.

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  60. Hi from Australia, really sweet cards, I do love the resist and the watercolour

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  61. Hello from Indiana! Thanks for sharing your pretty cards and happy anniversary to Altenew.

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  62. Hi from Uniontown, Ohio! Beautiful collection of cards ♥

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  63. Hi from Black River Falls, WI. Your cards are just gorgeous! I love the coral colored one!!!

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  64. Hello from Southern California. Beautiful!!

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  65. Hello from Minnesota! Beautiful cards!

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  66. Hi from Cypress, Texas. Gorgeous cards and I love all the layers! So pretty!

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  67. Hi from Ohio! So many beautiful cards, especially that peachy and aqua color combination in the first one. That's my favorite!

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  68. Hi from Illinois. Great variety of cards. Thanks for explaining the Versa-Mark resist technique; it really makes a pretty background.

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  69. hello from California, love the 3rd card, The flowers are so bright and cheery in the dark uncertain times.

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  70. Hello from Renton WA! Thanks for sharing your card designs - pretty!

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  71. Hello from Vermont! Such beautiful choices for color in all 3 cards. Masterful use of the stamp and die sets. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  72. Hello from south central Virginia. Your first card is amazing! I thought I missed the part about embossing powder and re-read that section. Must have forgotten that versamark works as for the resist technique

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  73. Thanks for sharing your art, lovely florals all.

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  74. Hi from Central Finland! Lovely cards! I especially loved the last one. Somehow I always thought that you must use embossing powder with Versamark ink. It never occurred to me that it could be used as watermark ink when stamping. Thank you for this tip.

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  75. Hi from Sweden/UK. Love the cards ! Beautiful lovely colours on the all x

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  76. Hi from Northern Virginia in the US. Love what you created!

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  77. Hi from Madrid, Spain! pretty cards!

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  78. Hi from Illinois. I love the layering on your first card and then the watercoloring wash background on the second. All of your creations are really beautiful.

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  79. Hi from Connecticut! Gorgeous creations! Love them!

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  80. hi from texas - wow, that YOU one has such beauty

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  81. Hi from Kentucky! These are all so beautiful! I really love the different colors you chose to put together!

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  82. Hi from Dover, DE. Love all the bright and cheery cards, especially the layered flowers. Thanks for sharing.

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  83. Hello from Illinois. That 3d rose die is a must get. Great job with these card ideas.

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  84. Hi from Panjim, Goa! These cards are really beautiful! I especially love the first card. Those colors look amazing.

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  85. Hello from Wisconsin, Angela here. I share my name because I am having trouble figuring out the proper way to post here and sometimes I (accidently, I guess) get my name to show, sometimes not. :) Thank you for sharing your cards and time. They are pretty. I am finding more and more things to add to my "WISH" list. Stay safe and well.

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    1. Back again, at this point I'm not sure what all I have done to get this. I don't have children and I may have given it away. Technology confuses me. :)

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  86. Hi from Port Orange, Florida... Beautiful Cards & Colors, clever design! Thanks for the Inspiration...

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  87. Hi from Belgium! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  88. Hi From Wisconsin - your cards are just so pretty - love the layouts

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  89. Hi from snowy Wyoming! Beautiful cards! Great colors and design! I love the first one, the colors together are just beautiful!

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  90. Hello and hugs from Wisconsin! All three cards are simply beautiful. I especially love the one you made with the Wildflower Garden - I need to make a couple of sympathy cards and this inspired me.

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  91. Hi from New York! Your cards are beautiful. I love the color combinations.

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  92. I like the look of the 3D die cuts.

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  93. Hello from Arizona! Wow, beautiful projects! You are so, so talented!

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  94. hi from Oregon! so many beautiful cards and layouts in the blog hop!

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  95. Hello from Thorp, WI and hello beautiful is right!!!🤩🤩 that is my favorite card

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  96. Hi from Houston, TX...and congratulations, Altenew! Such pretty cards. I love how the colors on the first match the blog logo. :)

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  97. Hi from Australia. Three beautiful cards. Love the layering on the first one. The yellow watercolour wash on card 2 is just gorgeous. Thanks for the inspiration

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  98. Hi from Utah. I love these pretty cards. Thank you for sharing your talent!

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  99. Hi from Australia. Three gorgeous cards, the first one being my personal favourite. Happy 6th Birthday Altenew.

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  100. Hi from Wisconsin. Love the coloring of your flowers.

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  101. Hi from Germany! Love the subtle white wildflower background!

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  102. Hi from Alberta, Canada! Beautiful cards! I love the brightness of the second card!

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  103. I really like the simplicity of your second card. Simple but beautiful!

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  104. HELLO from Dublin, Ireland! Beautiful cards, all of them but the first one is stunning!

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  105. Wow!! Amazing cards!!! Really love the simple watercolor card!!

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  106. Hi from Arlington, VA! I really love these cards, especially the first one. Love the layers and the colors you chose, such a pretty combination.

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  107. Hi from California. Very sweet cards. Colorful and well executed.

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  108. Hi from Yorkville, IL. All of your cards are beautiful. I am loving the water colored background of the second card.

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  109. Lovely cards - I especially love that sweet Prayers card - Hi from Toronto, Canada!

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  110. Hi, from Sacramento, CA The "prayers" card is so beautiful. Just sayin'.. :) Happy Anniversary to Altenew and the whole gang. Staying home, crafting, reading, blog hopping and staying safe.

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  111. Hi from Chesapeake Beach, Md! Your cards are stunning. Much love, stay safe and healthy.

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  112. Hello from Oregon. Beautiful cards. I love the coral berry color. Just ordered it. Can't wait to get it. Thank you for sharing

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  113. Hi from Lititz, PA! Beautiful cards! Love your bold color schemes, and your Hello Beautiful card is just stunning. Can't wait to give your ideas a try here!

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  114. Hi Gina from Charleston, SC. I love the "You are in my prayers" card. The yellow back ground is sunny and uplifting.

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  115. Hi from Penn Valley, CA! Beautiful flowers and color combos on these lovely cards! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  116. Hello from Ohio! I love your vibrant color choices.

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  117. Hi from Virginia USA. Beautiful flowers, especially love the emboss resist with the coral berry, lovely color combos on your pretty cards.

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  118. Hi from Ottawa, Canada! Your cards are gorgeous. TFS!

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  119. Hi from Wisconsin! :) Your cards are so lovely.

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  120. Hi from Colorado. Wonderful new ideas, thank you

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  121. Hello from Tennessee, USA! Beautiful set of cards :)

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  122. Hi from Millstadt, IL.
    Love the second card with the wildflowers.
    So pretty and summery. Great cards.
    thanks for sharing
    txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  123. Hi from Carol Stream, IL. All of your projects are beautiful, but I especially love the prayers card.

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  124. Hello from Malta, New York. Happy Anniversary Altenew. I have a bunch of backgrounds in a box that I need to do something with them and your cards just gave me some wonderful ideas. Thank you.

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  125. Hi from Tin Can Bay, Australia! Gorgeous cards! So bright and cheerful! Thanks so much for sharing. 🥰

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  126. Hello from Chicago. Such great cards with beautiful colors. Thank you for sharing your artistry

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  127. Greetings from NJ! Love your work. My favorite card is the first one. Those colors are perfect together. Happy Anniversary, Altenew.

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  128. Hi from Minneapolis! Gorgeous cards.

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  129. hi from Seattle.. lovely inspirations Kelly.. i love the warm tones on the card so suitable for the spring this soothes me here at Seattle... the water coloring in the cards is mind blowing and all the die cuts have eebn so beautifully colored.. Thank you for the inspiration in the much needed times.. stay healthy and stay safe.. love and hugs

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  130. Hi from South Dakota! Love your beautiful cards.

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  131. Wow, your cards are so beautiful! Thank you for sharing and I’m from Michigan.

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  132. Gorgeous cards. Love your use of color.

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  133. Gorgeous cards. Love your use of color.

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  134. Hi from California. Beautiful cards!! Thank you for joining in the hop and sharing your creations.

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  135. Hello from Cleveland Ohio. You truly created some beautiful examples of how to use the stamps, and dies from Altenew. Thank you for sharing your time and talents with us. Happy anniversary.

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  136. Hi from Mumbai, India! Thanks for sharing your beautiful cards! Each one has their own unique charm

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  137. Hi from Lake Villa, IL. Wow! I just love your first card. The colors are magnificent and I love each embellishment and sentiment. TFS and Happy Birthday to Altenew!

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  138. Hi from Minnesota ! I'm a sucker for coral and teal, and with that as your backdrop for the first card I was in color heaven! Your other cards are equally gorgeous and I so appreciate your use of different media for each. You've made my heart happy and gotten my creative juices flowing. Thanks so much for all of the inspiration!

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  139. Lovely cards. I've never seen the versa Mark technique, so that was cool. I really like the yellow card.

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  140. Hi from Queensland Australia. Beautiful cards Kelly. Thank you for the inspiration. Happy Birthday Altenew.
    T x

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  141. Hi from northern Alberta, Canada! :) How pretty! I particularly love the mint and coral combo.

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  142. Hi from Illinois! Very pretty creations!

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  143. Hi from Orlando, FL!! Happy 6th Anniversary to Altenew! So many beautiful cards but your first one is my fav because of the color combo and using some of my favorite products!! Love the 3D florals!

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  144. Hello Kelly from Ojai, CA... these are beautiful!!

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  145. Hello from Germany! These cards are all beautiful, Kelly! Love your style! And especially the combination of colors and paper pieces on the first one is amazing!

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  146. Hello from Minnesota. Fabulous hop!

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  147. Hi, from Wisconsin. Thank you for sharing these darling cards! I especially love the one with the bright watercolor wash.

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  148. Hi from Arizona! I just received the wildflower set and your first cards have so inspired me to get it out! Beautiful cards, love them all!

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  149. Hi Ya'll from central Oklahoma, USA :) I picked up several "new to me tips" from your post today!!! Your cards are lovely! Thanks for inspiring me :)

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  150. Hello from Florida. Really beautiful cards.

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  151. Hi from Oviedo, Florida. Love your Wildflower Garden card! Happy 6th, Altenew!

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  152. Hi from Lincoln, Nebraska. These cards are just lovely. tfs

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  153. Love all of the spring flowers. Beautiful projects. TFS

    I'm stopping by from Northern California.

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  154. Hi from Port Huron, Michigan. Awesome cards! I love your designs and the colors you used. Thank you for sharing.

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  155. Hi from India...Beautiful cards...love them,,,

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  156. Beautiful cards! I never think to ink blend over Versamark. Thank you for the reminder.

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  157. Hi from Slovenia. Very beautiful cards. Love them all!

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  158. Hi from NE Ohio. Beautiful variety of cards.

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