Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Essentials by Ellen Winter 2016 Hop!



Hello, and welcome to the Essentials by Ellen Winter 2016 Hop! I’ll be showcasing several of the new stamp sets and dies on my post today!

For my first project I used the new Up The Happy stamp set, and Up The Happy die set.


To begin I cut a piece of white cardstock and created a stripe distress lines using post-it as a guide, then sprinkled gold ink on top. Then I stamped the sentiment "the world is super lucky to have you" at the bottom of the card.


Next, I stamped the butterflies image on a white cardstock then watercolored. I also white heat embossed the butterflies as well and die-cut some of the clouds from the set.


Next, I adhered the pieces with foam tape on top of the card panel and finish it off with Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear sequins.

For my second card I used the new Bed Of Roses die-cut and Brushstroke Hello die-cut. For the leaves I used the stamp and die-cut from Mondo Hydrangea. For the sentiment I used the All Inside stamp set.


To begin, I first distress the card panel with Distress ink. Then I die-cut the Bed Of Roses 3 times this will help the die-cut to become more prominent on the card. For the leaves from Mondo Hydrangea I white heat embossed it on a vellum and die-cut with its coordinating dies. I also die-cut the Brushstroke Hello from a Kraft cardstock and distress the bottom to give it that ombre look.

The "hi, there" sentiment is white heat embossed on a black strip of cardstock.



Next, I adhered the piece on the card and added the Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear sequins to finish off the card.



I hope you guys enjoyed!
Thank you so much for stopping by!


Your next stop is to Joan Bardee's Blog


GIVEAWAY:

And, yay!!! I also get to give away an Essentials by Ellen stamp set! 
The winner may chose ANY Essentials by Ellen brand stamp set (maximum value $15) currently in stock at Ellen Hutson.com  To enter my giveaway, please leave a comment on this post by February 16th!


There is also a crazy awesome Grand Giveaway in the CLASSroom!  To enter, be sure to leave a comment THERE, also by February 16th; ALL winners will posted at the CLASSroom on Friday, February 12th!
If you get lost, please visit the CLASSroom blog for a complete list of all the designers.
Happy hoppin’!



HOPPERS!!!






















293 comments:

  1. Beautiful, beautiful cards, Joni! This release is amazing!!

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  2. Wow - you went crazy with inspiration! Nice job!

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  3. Love your backjground with the little splashes of ink. And the colors are nice!

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  4. Both these cards are great. I love the soft colors, ans the butterflies bring in the bold. Thanks for making wonderful projects that we can use as samples.

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  5. both are amazing card - very cheerful and very beautiful :) thanks for the inspiration ^)

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  6. So pretty. Those butterflies are gorgeous!

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  7. Thanks for the chance to win!
    Love your cards.
    tinyfeet 22 at yahoo

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  8. 2 gorgeous cards! Love the soft colors.

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  9. Lovely cards, the bed of roses is my favorite. :)

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  10. I love all of your cards! This release is great! Especially the Up Your Happy Stamps!

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  11. Terrific cards! Love the butterflies! And the gorgeous stripes! Thanks Joni.

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  12. The card with the Bed of roses die is so awesome. I love the colours and how you put it together.

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  13. Joni!!! Just fabulous cards, as usual! I already have a set of Hydrangeas on its way, and maybe a few others - just sayin' - but would adore the roses die!!! Thank you for highlighting those gorgeous Hydrangea leaves... I press them, because they truly are just so beautiful!
    =] Michele

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  14. Love how you enhanced your cards with the white embossed vellum.

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  15. Oh my goodness Joni, you have been BUSY! So worth your time as they are wonderful. Thanks so much for sharing!

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  16. I love how you used the post-it note to create the distressed stripe background--I'm going to try that now! Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful cards with us!

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  17. Great release. Love your bed of roses card.

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  18. Beautiful cards! I love butterflies and I love the way you colored them. TFS

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  19. Beautiful cards! That Bed of Roses card is a knockout! What a lovely background that die makes!!

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  20. Joni your cards are gorgeous! You have done a fantastic job on all of them!
    (I left a comment previously but then it said there was an error??? IF it should show up, disregard one of these!)

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  21. OMG! So excited about the new products. Thank you for sharing your creativity. Can't wait to create something fabulous!

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  22. OMG! So excited about the new products. Thank you for sharing your creativity. Can't wait to create something fabulous!

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  23. Nice card with the bed of roses die. Tammie

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  24. I love your style. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  25. Lovely cards. I love that die set. Thanks

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  26. I like how you combined the roses and leaves. And I love how those butterflies turned out Both beautiful cards

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  27. All your cards are wonderful! Love this release!

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  28. Such a beautiful take on the Super Lucky sentiment.

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  29. Absolutely gorgeous cards! LOVE that rose die-a must have!

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  30. Great cards. I love the release!

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  31. That bed of roses die is amazing! I love your distress inking on this card and sentiment!!

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  32. WoW! These are all fabulous! I have a crush on that aqua butterfly!!

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  33. Love your pretty cards! Thanks for sharing!

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  34. love the overlapping lines in the background

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  35. I really like the Bed of Roses card! The distress ink in the back is so cool!

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  36. I love the butterfly card.
    Using some of them colored and some of them
    plain white was a great idea.
    The second card is very pretty too.
    thanks for sharing.

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  37. I am loving the bed of roses die - just gorgeous

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  38. Your cards are so pretty... love how you put them all together with so many elements which fit together so well. The release looks great.

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  39. These are gorgeous! My favorite is the card using the Bed Of Roses die! It is stunning!

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  40. Such beautiful cards. Love this release.

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  41. Thanks for showing the Bed Of Roses, it makes a beautiful card!

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  42. I love the Bed of Roses die and the card you made with it! :-)

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  43. Wow That rose background die is beautiful!

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  44. Brilliant...both cards are exquisite.

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  45. Gorgeous butterflies - awesome card.

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  46. Beautiful cards! Pretty and elegant collection!

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  47. Both cards are so lovely. Love the background die cut as well as the sentiments.

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  48. Love that Bed of Roses and what you've done with it! Thanks for sharing!

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  49. Beautiful cards! I do like the butterflies card. It's kind off unusual.

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  50. Great cards! Loving this new release. Thanks for sharing.

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  51. Great cards, but I LOVE all of your work. Can't wait to see what you do next!

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  52. Awesome card and new release! Lovin' it!
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    ~God bless~

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  53. Gorgeous cards. It's getting hard to pick a favorite product from this line. Thank you for your time & talent.

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  54. Both cards are lovely. I especially like the butterflies. .

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  55. What beautiful cards! I love the bed of roses die.

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  56. I absolutely love the bed of roses die! Your ink blended background is perfect to showcase those roses!

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  57. both cards are absolutely gorgeous!!

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  58. your color choices are wonderful! such a cute cards!

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  59. Beautiful! That Bed of Roses die is a stunner.

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  60. Well hello very Talented lady! Love your scenic butterfly card so much!

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  61. All your cards are gorgeous. What an amazing release. Thanks for sharing.

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  62. Oh my gosh! Beautiful, beautiful! So much awesome inspiration, love every both of your cards because they appeal to both sides of me, lol, the mucky stamper and the tries to be clean stamper. Thank you for the fabulous blog hop and for sharing your card art with us Karen x

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  63. What beautiful cards, love especially the 2nd one.

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  64. The overall rose die is awesome...can't go wrong with it!!

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  65. Amazing backgrounds under the rose die cuts! Takes it to the next level!

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  66. Simply beautiful! I love the butterflies!

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  67. ...........THUD!!! Joni, these are AMAZING!!! Thank you so much!!! XOXO!!!

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  68. Gorgeous cards- so cheerful and springy!

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  69. Beautiful cards!! Awesome new release

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  70. Those butterflies are just so beautiful!

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  71. Nice cards! I'm really lovin' that Hello die!

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  72. Love your cards they are so elegant looking.

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  73. Butterflies are beautiful and a bed of roses is really gorgeous. I just love the distress BG and vellum leaves as an accompaniment to the gorgeous roses coverplate. LOVE!

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  74. Love the bed of roses die. Great cards.

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  75. Your cards are beautiful. I love the fabulous butterflies.

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  76. Gorgeous cards. I am especially fond of butterflies and yours are beautiful.

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  77. Wonderful cards! I love the butterflies.

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  78. Very pretty cards. Thanks for the step by step!

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  79. Love your cards. This si a great release.

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  80. These are beautiful. I love the colors you used and those little butterflies are so pretty. I need them.

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  81. Love the striped distress background!

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  82. Loving how you made both
    of your beautiful cards!
    I like the white butterflies
    and love the rose die cut
    on the second card.
    Carla from Utah

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  83. Your cards are just so lovely, can't decide which one I like the best!!!!

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  84. Love both of the cards and the butterflies look amazing!!

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  85. Beautiful cards. Love the bed of roses background die.

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  86. Wow! Love the Bed of Roses die-cut. You have created such a pretty card with it. And the butterflies on the first card are sweet.

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  87. Love those butterflies, great cards, thx!

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  88. Gorgeous cards but I adore butterflies. Thanks for sharing.

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  89. This release is fabulous and your cards are beautiful!

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  90. Those butterflies are so sweet! Your cards are gorgeous! Thanks for sharing these great release ideas!

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  91. Great cards! Love your butterflies!

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  92. I saw the roses die and knew it would be beautiful! Thanks for proving it!

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  93. Your cards are so pretty Joni!!! I really love the second one!!! SO STUNNING and so you!!!

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  94. Both cards are great but that second one...WOW WOW WOW!
    Gotta get my hands on that Bed of Roses die.

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  95. Beautiful cards - you've showed off the new release wonderfully!

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  96. Like your use of the bed of roses die.

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  97. Lovely cards. I love the Bed of Roses die.

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  98. Your cards are beautiful! Love those butterflies especially! I just started following your blog and would be honored if you returned the favor. My blog is http://carriescustomcards.blogspot.com

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  99. Beautiful cards, thanks for sharing! Love the new products!

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  100. Love you bright colors! Wonderful cards! Thank you!

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  101. Wonderful cards. I really like the colorful butterflies.

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  102. Really like the stripes you put behind the butterflies...those are really cute butterflies too....great cards.

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  103. Love the cards! and the release--I love the Bed of Roses die.

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  104. Wonderful cards. Thanks for sharing

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  105. Oh my both. Both cards are gorgeous. Well done.

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  106. Very pretty cards! I particularly liked the bed of roses one.

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  107. WOW, these are both lovely, Joni!!

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  108. The cards are lovely. Love the Bed of Roses die and the way the cards were assemble. Simple yet stunning.

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  109. The cards are simple yet stunning. Love the way you assemble them & definitely love the Bed of Roses die.

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  110. Beautiful cards. Wonderful combination of white and colorful butterflies.

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  111. Oh my! Your cards are just marvelous! Thanks for the inspiration. :D

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  112. pretty and I love the leaves. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  113. Beautiful cards! Love the rose die with the pretty vellum hydrangea leaves. Thanks so much.

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  114. Beautiful cards Joni! Love the second one, so feminine!

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  115. both gorgeous but I especially like the rose die on top of the watercoloured background

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  116. Beautiful cards! I love the colors and the die cuts are just right.

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  117. beautiful coloring and card designs!

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  118. These are stunning cards, Joni!! I love the soft backgrounds you used in contrast to the bold accents - everything works so well together!!

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  119. Love them both, Joni, but your second one with the vellum hydrangea leaves...swoon!!!

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  120. So many awesome new products. Love your trio of cards! Your last design is especially stunning!

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  121. Beautiful cards! The butterflies are amazing with the beautiful colors. Love the background of your bed of roses card.

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  122. Beautiful cards, love the watercoloring!

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  123. JUST BEAUTIFUL!!!! BOTH of your cards are SO UNIQUE! They're SO ATTRACTIVE!!! :D Starting out with SUPER BACKGROUNDS!!!!!!! JUST BEAUTIFUL!!!!

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  124. I love... Love... Love the butterflies!

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  125. Delightful collection of cards, Joni! I especially like the one with the bed of roses over the Distress ink background. Gorgeous!

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  126. I've never seen such an interesting and gorgeous stripe background as your first card. Nice butterflys too.

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  127. Love the vibrant colors of your butterflies and the rose card is a thing of beauty!

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  128. Beautiful cards. Love the sentiments.

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  129. Just gorgeous! LOVING the colors and those butterflies!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  130. Both are just beautiful! I especially love the softness of the second card!

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  131. You never cease to amaze me! Love the boldness of the butterflies!

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  132. Beautiful cards,, love them both

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  133. That background die cut is stunning.

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  134. Wow! Lovely cards..... The Bed of Roses card is amazing.

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  135. Gorgeous cards, great techniques!

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  136. The butterfly is so cute! The vellum embossed leaves are very elegant. I like how you made the striped distress background an overlaid the colors.

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  137. Beautiful cards with gorgeous colors and details! Love the butterflies and the lovely Bed of Roses die!

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  138. I love butterflies and I have been inspired by your cards. Thank you!

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  139. I love how you used to back ground die and the beautiful hydrangea leaves. What a pretty card.

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  140. You ALWAYS make your creations SHINE! Lovely cards Joni!

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  141. Lovely cards and sentiments! I like the detail of the gold splattering on the striped card :)

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  142. beautiful cards, Joni! especially the bed of roses with the watercoloring!!

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  143. Beautiful cards! The leaf embossed on the vellum is so delicate. And I love the rose background die. I also love the bright colors on the first card.

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  144. Oh Joni! Your cards are absolutely breathtaking! I am totally inspired by YOU.

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  145. I love the happy colors on those butterflies! So pretty!

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  146. Love that bed of roses die cut, and you did a great job with it.

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  147. Love that bed of roses die, and you did a great job with it.

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  148. I love the white embossing on vellum. It always adds such a pretty element to any card. Your colored butterflies are beautiful.

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  149. Love these absolutely beautiful cards! Such amazing talent!!

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  150. LOVE the first card the most! I loved how you used distress ink with your stripes... never thought to do that!

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  151. 2 fantastic cards! The white embossed stamped images on vellum are such a delicate and fancy touch. I was very much looking forward to seeing projects using the Bed of Roses die. Yours is beautiful!

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  152. Ooooh goodness... You are just CRAZY talented. Loving these cards, especially the soft rose panelled one. :)

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  153. Those vellum leaves are awesome. I like to sequins peeking out here and there

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  154. Your hello card is absolutely fabulous! I love everything about it!

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  155. Lovely ... the roses die is gorgeous! Thank you for inspiring us!

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  156. Mind-blowing cards!! I love the first one the most - you could have actually made a card with just the stripes - they look so awesome!! Thanks for the inspiration!!

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  157. Your cards are beautiful!! Love this new release:)

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  158. Your cards are beautiful

    Love and Prayers,
    KathleenR

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  159. Wow ! The bed of roses die is so intricate - looks like lace. I love the leaves and am going to try and get my embossing powders out to try that effect. Your card is gorgeous! This release is amazing and the blog hop is quite addicting!

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  160. Just ordered the hydrangea stamps and die and now going to add making vellum leaves to my to do list!

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  161. Beautiful cards! Love them both ♥

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  162. Absolutely gorgeous cards. Love the Bed of Roses cover plate. And the card you have made with it is stunning! Also love the combo of the colored and white butterflies on the first card!

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  163. Joni,
    The cards you created with the new EH release are BEAUTIFUL!

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  164. Love that card with the die cuts, looks great

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  165. Love the backgrounds on the cards.

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  166. Two beautiful cards- I'm partial to the butterflies!

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  167. That bed of roses die is super cool. There's so much you could do with it. Thanks.

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  168. Gorgeous! Love the artsy fartsy feel.

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  169. Wow this is an amazing Hop, and your cards are just that....amazing. Luv everything about them. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  170. Love the water coloring elements on your cards. I am so envious of your wonderful talents... sigh!

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  171. Beautiful... love that butterfly card. the stripes really make them pop. Awesome job

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  172. That rose background is so cool!

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  173. YOur distressed backgrounds are divine. You could have just stopped right there and the cards would be beautiful! Love both of your cards and appreciate your step by step instructions on how you did them!

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  174. Oh, but those butterflies are spectacular! Love 'em. You are doing this release so proud. Thanks for the great inspiration and chance to win.

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