Monday, April 23, 2018

2018 Mega Sponsor Spring Blog Hop


Hi there lovelies!  It's Shay here and today is the big day! 


We are excited to be part of this exciting event. We have partnered with 17 other stamp and papercraft companies to do a special blog hop and will be giving away 18 prizes to 18 lucky winners!


Blog hop begins today, April 23 12 noon EST
Ends Friday, May 4 12 midnight EST
Winners announced: Friday May 11, 12 noon EST


Here's how you enter:


1) Follow this blog and each participating sponsor in the hop
2) Comment at each blog stop


You should have come from the remarkable Reverse Confetti, but if you are lost here is the full blog hop list:

Now on to the projects we have to share with you.

I made a couple of birthday cards perfect for boys.

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I first stamped the stars from True in Versamark ink on two panels of white cardstock making sure to place one star in the middle and then heat embossed them with white embossing powder.  I used some blue and orange Distress Inks and a ink blending tool to create the ombre effect on each panel and made sure to rub off any color clinging to the embossed stars.   I cut out the double sided notched strip from Essentials: Katharine Cutaways from orange and blue cardstock.  I stamped "birthday" from Sugar Rush using Versamark and white embossing powder on the strip.  I attached the strip under the middle star and added the sticker letters with the star standing in as an "a".  Twice I cut out the swirly lines in white from Goldie Trim Cutaways and attached those under the strips.

I realized I wanted the colored panels to not be as wide so I cut them but you will see there is a white line one each of the upper left hand side of each panel.  I recommend perhaps placing a piece of plain paper over the embossed paper for trimming so you don't have the same problem.  I then attached each panel to an A2 white card base with foam dimensional adhesive.  I splattered some shine spray on the panels and enamel dots to finish off the cards.

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Your next stop is the incredible IOS Stamps!


Thank you so much for joining us!

Have fun hopping,
Shay.

248 comments:

  1. Orange makes me happy! Such fun cards, great for the guys!

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  2. Those stars are awesome and I love how one replaces the "A" in happy.

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  3. I like this blog hop as I am getting to know new companies - such as yours! Love your cards - love the vivid colors

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  4. Great ideas for more masculine cards!

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  5. Oooh. I really love the rich color on your cards. So cute with the Star as the letter replacement.

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  6. Love the stars and the color techniques!

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  7. I love blog hops because they inspire me to create.

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  8. Love the inspiration nice take for masculine cards. Love orange one.
    Thanks for sharing inspiration.
    Have a blessed day!
    Kimberly

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  9. Fun Cards! Love the idea using the star for the "A"! Thanks for sharing!

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  10. Fabulous fun cards. Love the cards

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  11. Great cards and very versatile. Always need ideas for cards for guys.

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  12. WOW!!! Such amazing birthday cards!!! They are so exciting!

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  13. The orange is such a cute pop of color.

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  14. Nice to have some card ideas for the men/boys in our life :)

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  15. Very nice !! I love orange and blue together!!!

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  16. Stunning cards. Can always use masculine card ideas and I have a couple of boys who'd love getting these. What I really like is that they can be for any age boys!!

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  17. Oooh! How my grandkids would love those cards!

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  18. Wonderful cards. I'm new to Winnie & Walter so will have fun exploring you site.

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  19. This is a good set. However, what I am missing from your company are the sets of words that fit a certain topic.

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  20. I love the color choices. Beautiful cards. Thank you for the inspiration.

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  21. Absolutely stunning cards, Shay! Love the bold colors; and that placement of the star within the sentiment... swoon!

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  22. Love the colors and the stars!

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  23. Great colors for the cards!! I have boys and need cards that aren't flowers and butterflies!!

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  24. Fun blog hop. Love Winnie & Walter's products.

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  25. Love, love these cards!! Especially the blue one!! And I can always use inspiration for male cards, thanks! :)

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  26. Beautiful cards and I love the bright backgrounds! So pretty!

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  27. Nice cards, these stars are so special, love them!

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  28. Awesome cards, Shay! I love the bright bold colors and how you played with your fabulous goodies!

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  29. Thanks for sharing your amazing cards. Love the colors !!!

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  30. Love the bright and vibrant colors. Thanks for participating in this blog hop.

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  31. thanks for sharing your inspiration

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  32. Great cards and thanks so much for the chance to win!

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  33. These couldn't of come at a better time. I was on the hunt for a card for my son's birthday this Sunday and was struggling with good ideas. Well my only problem now is which colour will I make him? Blue or green? I never knew cardmaking was so stressful lol. Thankyou for sharing your talent and a chance to win the FANTASTIC giveaway. Xxx ��

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  34. Love these bright, fun cards

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  35. Your cards are stunning. I love the colors you used.

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  36. The stars add a lovely geometric element. My nephew would love these!

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  37. Love the stars and colors! thank you for the ideas!

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  38. Super fun and vibrant cards! Thank you for your participation and generosity on this fun blog hop!

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  39. Oh my goodness - LOVE! These would be perfect for my twin boys! I just got to try your product in my Hedgehog Hollow box I received this month. A new company for me and the stamp was just adorable! I can't wait to check the rest of your products and blog out. Thank you for this amazing blog hop and the chance to win!

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  40. Love that star stamp. So cool.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  41. Great cards, love that star!
    Thanks for sharing
    Ang

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  42. You're right! These are perfect cards for boys, which is all we have in our family, thanks!

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  43. Очень-очень красиво! Нет слов, одни эмоции! Класс!

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  44. I always have trouble creating masculine cards, so appreciate the inspiration.

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  45. Love the colours of these cards, especially the orange one. :)

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  46. Love your cards - those are FL Gator colors - yay!! lol

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  47. Wow - love the bright colors and great design!! Thanks so much for being a hop sponsor :)

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  48. Very cute, bright cards and looks like fun to make Will try it. Thanks. Edna B.

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  49. I love the bold color combos!

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  50. These colors POP off the page!

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  51. These are super fun! Love blue and orange together

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  52. I really like these stars. They are fun and different. Thanks for sharing your pretty cards.

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  53. I like both cards, but that great color orange is so cool! Thanks for sharing and the opportunity to win.

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  54. Love your fun birthday cards! Awesome colors!

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  55. I love the star as an A! What a great card!

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  56. SUCH an interesting cards! LOVE the way you used the star for an A! SUPER JOB on BOTH cards!!! ;)

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  57. Oooo! Love these cards. FABULOUS colors ♥

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  58. I own this stamp set and just love how you used it.

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  59. These would be such fun cards to receive!

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  60. Stars are beautiful, thanks for being a part of the blog hop

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  61. I've just started to do embossed resist cards - just love it. I really like the way you have used the star as an "A" and think this could be done with a few other things. I'll be looking at my stamps differently!

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  62. These cards are
    cool looking!
    The stars are
    awesome.
    Carla from Utah

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  63. Love these cards. Nice colors.

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  64. Interesting cards. thank you for participating

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  65. I love how you have used the star in place of the letter 'a'. Great cards

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  66. These cards are fabulous! I never knew orange and blue looked so good together! Love the star used as the 'A' in HAPPY.

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  67. Such pretty cards. WhAt a fun hop.

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  68. Cute use of the star to make the "A" in happy!

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  69. I love these big stars and the colors. Such fun cards.

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  70. SQUEAL!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE these!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! <3

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  71. Great idea of using the Star in place of the A.

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  72. Such a beautiful, beautiful cards! I love them! The colors, the stars at the place of the 'A': great!

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  73. Very bold colors...love the design

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  74. Such a cool and creative design, love it! Thank you for participating in this blog hop, and being one of the sponsors!

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  75. Such bright cards! Would be great for a guy!

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  76. Great ieas - always looking for something for boys - thanks for sharing

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  77. Love the star layout and brilliant colors!

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  78. Those cards are exceptional! I will be making a couple of these for sure!!

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  79. I love when I look at a card, and all kinds of inspiration happens! These cards just inspired me with many ideas for some cards for my grandchildren!

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  80. shay! these are fantastic! those colors are absolutely delish!

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  81. Really bright and fun cards!

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  82. Awww!!! Both your cards are really adorable!
    Follow already your blog via email.

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  83. Bright happy cards - very creative! Thank you.

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  84. So pretty can't wait to try this star stamp.

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  85. I love these two card designs!! I especially love that bright orange card - I usually always stick to the same color palette but seeing how fun and bright and cheery that orange is I might just need to switch it up and use that! :) So creative. Thank you for sharing!

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  86. What fun cards! Its amazing what colors can do to a card. These just jump riht out at you and say PARTY!

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  87. Love that these would make good masculine cards.

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  88. Love the dimensional look of the stars, simply fabulous!!

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  89. Love those stars -- so many possibilities. Great cards.

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  90. Love the splattering and the white embossed stars!! I also love the ombre distress inking!!

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  91. Great cards. They look easy to make and versatile.

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  92. Very cute cards. Love the bright colors and the fun stars.

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  93. Awesome colors on your cards. Those stars really pop.

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  94. Oooh, these are striking and stunning and I love that spiral dingsen. Hugz

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  95. Wow orange and blue cards? Yes please! And the awesome star stamps and ideas? Amazing! Thanks for sharing such a creative idea!

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  96. Beautiful cards!!! Love that star stamp!!!

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  97. Bright fun cards :) Thanks for the inspirations! Already a subscriber of your blog :)

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  98. Great design to give to teens or young adults! Love it1

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  99. Fantastic designs! Love the heat embossed stars with the rich colors! The star looks great as the letter A. Clever design!

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  100. Unique way of saying happy birthday...

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  101. Wow, those cards are so pretty! I really like those stars!

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  102. I LOVE these cards Shay. I will definitely be copying these for use in my card stash.

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  103. Beautiful backgrounds and stars remind me the spirograph I had as a kid :)

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  104. These would be perfect for young and older boys or men. The background colors are so rich. Nicely done.

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  105. The colors are so vibrant—the orange just screams celebration! The geometric look of the stars, the banners, and the sharp san serif "happy" is fantastic, too.

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  106. Absolutely love these cards! The colors! The stars! The dots!

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  107. These big colorful stars are really festive and fun! Love the fun design too!

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  108. GREAT I have two grandsons with birthdays in May and July. These cards would be perfect. Thanks for showing us how to do it.

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  109. Beautiful. What a great idea

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  110. The star cards are great for boy birthdays. I subscribed to the newsletter. Thanks for being a sponsor.

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  111. Such a great idea on the star for the letter, great cards for men

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  112. Such fun brightbcards makes me want to use bright colors!

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  113. I love the boy cards! I am always in need of boy cards esp since I have 2 boys!

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  114. I love the boldness and simplicity of these cards.

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  115. Love the orange background. Nice to see some cards that work for any gender!

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  116. Such great cards, thanks for sharing! I already subscribe to your blog!

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  117. Love these guys cards. Thanks for sharing.

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  118. I love those fantastic backgrounds. Super pretty!

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  119. Terrific cards. This star is going to work spectacular for the 4th of July as well as for birthday cards. TFS

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  120. Great for all my shining stars in my classroom.

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  121. What fun cards! I just love stars. Thanks for the inspiration and chance to win. :D

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  122. What great masculine birthday cards! I love the cool stars and the great backgrounds!!

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  123. Those blended backgrounds are amazing!

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  124. These would make great cards for men. Ive only just started card making and I've only made one Mens thank you card. What a struggle lol. It's easy to think pretty and girly when you're a girl.

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  125. Love the ombre affect! Thanks for sharing!

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  126. Such cute boy cards. I follow you on FB.

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  127. I always need boy/man card ideas!! Thanks for the inspiration and being a sponsor of the hop! I follow on Bloglovin and Instagram!

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  128. Wow! What fantastic male cards! So bright and happy and clever use of the star as the 'A'! Love that ink blending background which highlights the white embossing so well!

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  129. Fun colors. The white embossing is a great idea.

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  130. Love that star stamp! Thanks for sponsoring this amazing hop!

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  131. Fabulous cards - so bright and fun!

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  132. Those stars are great! I love the color variations and these are such bright cards. Nice designs.

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  133. Fun cards. So colorful and I love the stars.

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  134. The True set is so unique. These are beautiful

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  135. Fun cards with bright backgrounds...

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  136. Oh, my! The faceted kind of stars design look like gem stones!!! Lovely backgrounds, too. Please tell us where the winner list will be posted! Many thanks ♥

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  137. The cards are so fun and cheery, love the colors!

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  138. The centered star stands for A, how CLEVER ! Thanks for the inspiration !

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  139. Two stunners Shay. Love seeing the two different colour ways.

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  140. Creative and pretty cards..backgrounds are fabulous!

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  141. Love the colors! Perfect birthday design for a male!

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  142. These cards are so fun! I love the stars :)

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  143. You are a new company for me. Thanks for participating so we can meet you!

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  144. Cute Cards - I haven't done this technique yet. Your cards make me think it is next on my list of things to try.

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  145. Wow, those cards are GREAT! So pretty, and I love the colors!

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  146. Wow!! Love both the cards..colours are so vibrating and cheerful..Hugs xx Deepti

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  147. What super fun cards to have in your stash for birthday cards. I love Versamark ink, always forget about using it somehow!! Thanks for sharing! ♥

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  148. I'm always looking for masculine card ideas and this one would be perfect!

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  149. Love the backgrounds.
    The blue is patriotic and the
    orange pops off the card.
    Fantastic cards.
    thanks for sharing
    txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  150. Love these cards, especially the orange one!

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  151. Love your stamps. These cards are fantastic.

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  152. Oh I LOVE how you used the star as the A in happy!! Totally out of the box!! Both cards are fabulous but I LOVE the orange!!

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  153. Great simple card designs for guys and I love the color combo!

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