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Thursday, March 10, 2016

Birdie Notes - Pretty Pink Posh March Release


Hi everyone!  Welcome to the Pretty Pink Posh March Release Blog Hop!  It's going to be a fun one.  I've created some fun projects featuring the new stamps from Pretty Pink Posh.  As always, with these hops, there will be lots of fabulous inspiration and prizes too!


The Pretty Pink Posh stitched border dies are some of my favorites.  And now there's a whole new set of them!  I decided to use the scalloped stitched border die to create a shaped card base.  I love the interest that the stitched detail adds. And the scallop edge creates such a feminine feel. 


To position the die on my card base, I decided it would be easiest to mark the center of the die. I used a Sharpie marker to make a little tick mark at the center of the scallops. I then marked the center of my card base. This made it super easy to center the die up and make sure I didn't have any wonky scallops. 


I'm using both of the new stamp sets from Pretty Pink Posh, Birdie Notes and Birdie Friends. Both of these stamps sets have matching dies, which I LOVE.  And who could resist that cute little grin on that birdie?  


I used the new Scallop Circles dies to create an embossed edge around my little birdie. It just felt like it needed a little something to draw more attention to my focal point. I actually did a little partial embossing. I'll show you exactly how I did this in the video tutorial below. It ended up being the perfect touch. It was just the spotlight effect that the birdie needed to take center stage.


The bird accessories are a mixture of some free hand embellishments and the Holiday Pals stamp set from Pretty Pink Posh. It's always fun to accessorize. Why not do it to our stamps too?  This really brings these birdies to life. 


To embellish my card, I used the new Mini Heart Confetti and the Easter Sequin Mix. The little flowers from the Easter Mix were the perfect addition to the branch. And those mini hearts?!?  Perfect for almost any project. Just like the mini stars, they come in gold, silver and iridescent...and they happen to be a Pretty Pink Posh shop exclusive.


I've included a video tutorial below. I'll walk you through the entire creation of these cards. And I'll give you a few pointers along the way....to keep you from making the same mistakes I did. ;)  Be sure to check it out. I've also linked all the products used for this project below. 


Thanks for stopping by today. I really hope you've enjoyed this project. Until next time, I hope you have a fabulous day. 


Giveaway Information!
There are 2 $25 gift certificates up for grabs. Winners will be picked randomly along the blog hop.  Be sure to leave a comment at every stop along the hop for more chances to win! Comments must be left by 11:59 PM PST on 3/14/2016. Winners will be announced on the Pretty Pink Posh blog.

Hop Order (Just In Case You Lose Your Way)Pretty Pink Posh blogLaura BassenHeather HoffmanAmy KollingYana SmakulaJoni AndayaLiz SarkisyanMelania DeasyNichol Spohr MagouirkLisa EltonDanielle FlandersYuki YoshiokaJoy TaylorNina-Marie TrapaniGayatri Murali
Julia AltermannYoonsun HurCarissa Wiley


From here, you're headed back to the beginning, at the Pretty Pink Posh Blog.


Watch The Video

You can watch this video in HD on my YouTube channel by clicking HERE.

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158 comments:

  1. Adorable! I love the way you dressed up that little bird - so cute.

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  2. I loved watching this video. The scallops on the back edge are so captivating.... and I really need some heart confetti! lol.

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  3. Beautiful thanks for sharing... Loved video..

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  4. Love the different embellishments on the birds - especially the glasses!

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  5. OMG - I LOVE these chicks - and what a great idea to accessorize them!!

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  6. those glasses are a hoot! I love the head band and bow too! Great cards! The stamp sets look like everyone had a lot of fun using them!

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  7. Fabulous job on accessorizing your cute little birds! That headband is perfect!! I love your videos, too.

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  8. I am just loving the birds. Great job with the card!

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  9. Love PPP's new release. I want it all!!

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  10. Oh my these are just the sweetest!! Love the design and the colors you used! That little birdie is seriosly the cutest! The one with the glasses makes me smile! LOVE it!!

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  11. I adore bluebirds! Great video.

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  12. I love the flapper chickie! Too cute!

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  13. the little guy with glasses has me cracking up!

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  14. Wow! I absolutely love love your cards! They are simply beautiful! The little head dress is so cute! Thank you for sharing how you made the cards!

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  15. These are so much fun! Thanks for the video!
    Kirsten B in MN

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  16. Can you say adorable? How you've dressed up these chicks is awesome.

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  17. Love your fun cute cards Carissa! Thank you.

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  18. Oh my goodness.... I absolutely love that headband that you created!!! It reminds me of the Roaring 20's!!!! The glasses are so stinkin' adorable as well!!!!

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  19. I watched your video this morning, loved it! I'm glad you were able to salvage the card, the scalloped detailing was so pretty!

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  20. So fun and cute.. I love your cards with amazing color combo on patterned paper.Amazing design too.Thanks for sharing

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  21. These are amazing! I LOVE the variations of these cute little bluebirds! Great inspiration!
    Take Care!
    Michele

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  22. So cute, thanks for all of the ideas.

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  23. All of your creations made me smile! Cuteness with simplicity!!!

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  24. Carissa, do you have outdone yourself again! These are darling! The little headband really was a sweet accent.

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  25. Just adorable!! Love the blue bird!!!!

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  26. Oh my world, these are so stinking cute! The nerdy bird is super cute, but all of them are truly adorable - just look at this bow, and the head piece! Hard to choose a favourite!

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  27. Wow!! These are too Stinkin' CUTE!!! Love the glasses and the flapper headband!!

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  28. the best was saved for last - your little personalized birdies are wonderful - such creativity!

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  29. Super cute birdie notes, love all the variations and the partial embossing! So clever, great way to stretch the use of awesome PPP dies!

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  30. Love all of the embellishments. Super cute

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  31. Love this card so I entire inventive

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  32. Adorable! The glasses just crack me up and the flapper headband is genius! Thanks for sharing your talents. And thanks for the videos. I follow you on YouTube and look forward to your tutorials. I enjoy your style!

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  33. very cheerful cards like your cool design thank you for sharing with us

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  34. Luv your card designs and coloring and the glasses and feather headband for the chickies are awesome! Great PPP release use.

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  35. Your birdies have so much personality! I just adore the glasses and the girlie headband embellishments!! So creative and so sweet! Thank you for the terrific inspiration!

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  36. These cards were ultra adorable, then you put the wobbles on...So much adorable goodness...what's after ultra? UBER adorable! Yup, that's what they are...thank you !

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  37. Your birdies are embellished so cutely! Love him wearing glasses and her headpiece is just adorable!

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  38. Carissa, what wonderful cards :) I think my favorite is the little birdie with glasses. So very cute. Great Job. Love all the different ways you dressed them up.

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  39. So cute-love all their little personalities!!!
    Great video!

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  40. Super cute! What great ideas to switch up what's on the birdies!

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  41. Such fun cards! Awesome use of these delightful stamps and the fabulous dies! So many things on my wish list!

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  42. The hats & glasses crack me up! SOOO cute. :-)

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  43. LOL. Ah Carissa, these are ADORABLE! TFS!

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  44. When you are in a hop, it's always fun-ner!? Love your lil' birdy!

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  45. Love your cards, Carissa! I kind of think they came out better than if they'd gone as originally planned, since you added the strip of patterned paper & gold cardstock. Love the little headband on the first birdie, too. Thanks for the video--and the giggles! (I needed that today.) ~ Andrea

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  46. Oh wow too adorable!! I love how you dressed up these cute chicks :)

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  47. I love the little flapper headdress on the bird, she is adorable!

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  48. Oh my gosh, that headband on the birdie is awesome! I love all the accessorizing you did. Thanks for the video. Nice to know we all mess up and great to see how to fix our mess ups as well. Thanks so much for sharing all of this! Your cards are fabulous!!

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  49. Adorable cards! love the idea of partial embossing, it really adds a special touch to the card. Thanks!

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  50. the birds are darling.
    Love the flapper and the nerd.
    thanks for sharing some fun ideas.

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  51. Very cute birdie! I love the headress!

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  52. Love the way you altered the adorable birdies on your beautiful simple card. Very elegant but whimsical!

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  53. Pretty cards! The birdies are so cute!

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  54. Love the adorning glasses and headgear on those cute birdies!

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  55. These birds are just too cute! I love how you gave each one their own personality! Great idea to use the scallop circle die to emboss!

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  56. Your cards are so cute - love how they turned out with the action wabblers!

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  57. The embossing was a great idea. Terrific cards. Thanks for the tutorial.

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  58. The birdies are absolutely adorable - especially the one with the glasses!! So cute!

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  59. I love your designs - those frames and little birds are so cute, each and every one.

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  60. I love those new border dies, too. Great tip on preventing "wonky scallops ".

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  61. I totally love that you accessorized your cute little birdies! That is so fun! Amazing coloring and it was such a pleasure to visit your blog! TFS!

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  62. So cute. I love the feathered headband. Thanks for the video.

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  63. SQUEAL!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE your SWEET Cards and the New March PP Products!! =) THANKS SO MUCH for sharing and I hope you have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! =)

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  64. Your cards are sooooooooo cute!! Love them and PPP:)

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  65. I love your adorable and creative cards! Such a nice touch to have the letters in the nest.

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  66. Love these cards! Super creative and I love the embossed circle you added!

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  67. Adorable cards and I love the embellishments you added to the chicks the glasses and the little flapper hat are the best!

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  68. Oh wowww! Those little birdies all dressed up!! Sooo cute and adorable :)
    Love these cards :)

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  69. Fabulous! Such beautiful cards! Love the variety of the birdies dressing up!! Too cute! Thanks for sharing!

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  70. Oh wow! Absolutely adorable!!! Love your video!

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  71. SUPER CUTE cards Carissa!!!
    LOVE your little birds and accessories, LOVE your stitched layers and adorable golden hearts too!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing :)

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  72. Great ideas for seeing details to the card!

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  73. These just made me smile! While all the birdies are adorable, my favorite is the one with the glasses!

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  74. Very cute colorful awesome designed cards!!

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  75. Those birds are so cute. Love what you did with them.

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  76. Absolutely gorgeous. You are so clever and I love that you share your talent. I love watching you make cards.

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  77. Wow! So adorable! Your are so creative! TFS!

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  78. Fun designs! I love how the bird can have so many different personalities!

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  79. love your project. I aspecially enjoyed watching the video:)

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  80. Adorable! That heart confetti has me swooning!

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  81. your cards are just soo sweet!!

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  82. Such sweet card and stamp set!

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  83. These are just wonderful!! Love the glasses and the sweet bow on the birds! So fun! :)

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  84. Great ideas for transforming the little birdie into so many different looks.

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  85. I am always so inspired by your cards and wonderful style!

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  86. Simply adorable cards!! Love each of them.

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  87. The Birdie Note Stamp set is so adorable. It's a must have!

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  88. So sweet and cute, love the bow & glasses. Thanks for sharing.

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  89. Just watched your Youtube video yesterday! Stunning cards, esp. the use of the gold.

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  90. Great little mini stamps in this set. They make the card, so cute.

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  91. The glasses on the birdie are so cute. What darling cards. I love the soft Easter colors too.

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  92. thanks for the great cards! I am liking these new products. You do nice work!!

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  93. I love how you dress to each of these birds on the cards so cute.

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  94. Oh how stinking cute...love your cards thanks for sharing

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  95. Okay now I REALLY need that stitched die !!! Love the big scallops!

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  96. I love this stamp set. I love your little additions to the birdies, so creative. Fabulous!

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  97. Loved these adorable cards! Dressing up the little chicks really added a lot of character & I absolutely love those stitched border dies. A must have for me!

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  98. Darn those birdies are cute--and your little accessories made me laugh out loud!

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  99. Thanks for making a video. I always enjoy watching others' creative process. I love how you added character to the birds too--SO very cute!

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  100. OKAY...I believe they saved the best for last!! Scalloped stitched border, nest with envelopes entwined, perfect patterned paper & gold strips, scattered gold hearts, and the best part of all is your awesome accessories!! The bow is cute, the glasses are hilarious, and the headband is crazy fun!! I think you nailed it!!!

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  101. I love these dies and stamps. Very nice card, chickie.

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  102. What cute cards! Cute little chickie!

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  103. Your cards are so sweet. Love the bird with the glasses! !

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  104. So cute. Love this new release.

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  105. I love them all, shows just how many ways you can use the stamp

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  106. Cute Card!
    Love all the accessories!

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  107. so cute. Love all the bird accessories.

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  108. Love all your adorable birds super sweet...

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  109. Cute cards! I love the partial die cutting. It sure does make the bird stand out. And the little accessories you added to them are just too cute! Awesome idea! TFS your work and video with us.

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  110. Those accessories on the birds - too cute!

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  111. Super cute cards. You added so much detail, love the action wobblers.

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  112. Awesome cards, thanks for the video! Love the one with glasses:-))

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  113. These cards could not be cuter! Thank you for sharing your awesome talent!

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  114. Your birdies are too cute with the accessories you added.

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  115. Wow! super fabulous cards! I love the accessories you added and the action wobbles are a cool touch. Thanks for making and sharing your video!!!

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  116. These are so cute! I love how the birds are personalized and the scallops along the border.

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  117. What a cute set of cards, perfect for gift giving!

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  118. Beautiful cards Carissa. I love the scalloped border and how you created different personalities for the birdies :-) x x

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  119. Each of them is cuteness personified!

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  120. Awesome cards! I love the individuality of each little birdie!

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  121. Like the variations. Thanks for showing us your "repair".

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  122. Your designs are Perfectly Pleasing in every way!
    I love the different expressions and details that you added to the birds, especially the glasses. SO CUTE! I've enjoyed your cards and the whole Hop very much!

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  123. So cute! Love the bird with the glasses!

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  124. Oh these cards are so fun with each bird on each card being a little bit different than the others. All the birds had little envelopes in their hand (or claw if that's what u call it lol) but some had glasses, others bows, and others hats. Each chick had little gold hearts falling around them and each card had a beautiful scalloped edge on the back side of the card and a colourful strip of cardstock along the edge of the front side of the card. Every one of these cards was fun.

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  125. Fantastic cards!!!! Lynda aka arlsmom

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  126. Super cute!! Love the various accessories!!

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  127. Such a sweet little bird-Inlove the extra props-glasses, bows!

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  128. So adorable, I love all the different 'looks' you gave each birdie!

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  129. Beautiful cards. Love the chicks.

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  130. Such cute cards. Love how you dressed them up

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  131. Your birds definitely have character. Love the scalloped edge and thanks for the tips in your video!

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  132. Such super cards!! I love the look of the vellum. It gives such a soft, delicate feel. And those sweet little glasses are just TOO cute!!

    Kate
    Small Bits of Paper

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  133. The cutie pie with the glasses!!!!!! So cute!!!!

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  134. What adorable cards! I love all the ways you added variety to your chicks with different accessories.

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  135. Your cards are adorable! I love the little details you added to each one of them.

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  136. I loved the birdie wit the specks and bow.adorable

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  137. So many unique ideas! I'm looking forward to incorporating them in future cards.

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  138. Love how you dressed your birdies ... Especially the glasses !

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  139. Such creative cards! I love your use of the scallop edge on your card base and I can't wait to try your embossing technique with dies!

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