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Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Stamped Foil Accents - Essentials By Ellen Late Summer 2016 Release Hop


Hey everyone!  I'm so excited to be here today sharing some new projects as a part of the Late Summer 2016 Essentials by Ellen Release Hop!  This hop is full of inspiration, fun and PRIZES! I'll be using a couple of the new stamp sets and coordinating dies in my projects today.  I've also included a video tutorial for you below.  Be sure to check that out!



I think the Stay Golden stamp set is by far my favorite.  I mean, who doesn't love a good pineapple stamp set?  I love the whimsical feel of this set.  I also love that there are so many elements that can be layered or used alone.  I've used this stamp set and coordinating die set for my first card.



I knew I wanted to add some foil accents to my pineapple.  I tried several methods and found that using the Heidi Swapp Minc Toner Pen was my favorite.  I found double stamping with this pen gave me the best results.  I also tried using a couple of different bonding embossing powders.  I'll walk you through all of the methods, and give you some tips and tricks, in the video tutorial below.



I knew when I saw this pineapple that the accent lines HAD to be foiled.  And I LOVE the results.


And can we just talk about that sentiment?  How beautiful is the hand scripted message on this card?  Love the big bold sassy greetings in the Stay Golden stamp set.



I used the Lovely stamp set, combined with the Mondo Peony stamp set to create the next couple of cards.  These stamp sets pair beautifully together.  They also can be used separately.  


For this card, I created a watercolor underlay.  I used the die, blade side up, to trace the shape of the Mondo Peony on my watercolor paper.  Then I kept my watercolor within those lines so that the stamped image would line up with the watercolor underneath.



Julie's line of Mondo flowers have been some of my favorites from the past releases.  This Mondo Peony has taken over first place in the Mondo line for me.  I have so many ways I want to color this gorgeous stamp.

For the second card, I stamped the Mondo Peony using Staz On ink on the Essentials By Ellen vellum....my favorite.  Then I embossed the sentiment over the top of the stamped peony.  



To add color, I used Copic markers on the back of the vellum.  Love this method for quick color on vellum.  The results are fabulous.

The sentiments in the Lovely stamp set are just beautiful.  And I love that there are sentiments for a variety of occasions.  These have a very elegant feel and are sure to dress up any card.



I don't usually stamp sentiments on the inside of my card...but this one just felt right.


So there you have it...three new projects featuring stamps and dies from the Essentials By Ellen line.  You're going to love this new release!

Giveaway Information

I'm so excited that I get to giveaway some fabulous Essentials By Ellen stamps!!! The winner may chose ANY  Essentials by Ellen brand stamp set  (Maximum value $25 USD) currently in stock at Ellen Hutson.com  To enter my giveaway, please leave a comment on today’s post  by Tuesday, August 23rd!

There is also a crazy good Grand Giveaway in the CLASSroom!  To enter, be sure to leave a comment there, also by Tuesday, August 23rd

ALL winners will be announced at the CLASSroom on Friday, August 26thPlease check there on that date to see if you are a winner and for further details on claiming your prize!



If you get lost along the hop, please visit the CLASSroom blog for a complete list of all the designers.  If you've been hopping along the trail, you've come to me from Kimberly's blog.  Your last stop on the hop is back over at the CLASSroom blog.   

Thanks for stopping by today!  I hope you've enjoyed these projects.  Don't forget to check out the video tutorial below.  Until next time, I hope you have a fabulous day!

XOXO

Watch The Video

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

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280 comments:

  1. In awe with the new release and in love with your always beautiful cards. I like that touch of glamour you give them. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  2. love the video - thanks for the chance to win

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  3. Love your card ..love this release.

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  4. I want these stamps and dies so bad!!! Love your inspiration!

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  5. I want these stamps and dies so bad!!! Love your inspiration!

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  6. Great cards and also wonderful new releases. I love that Silver Linings die. It is going in my cart and will save me a lot of hand cutting of all the triangles when I make my sunburst cards. This is the die I have been waiting for. I love how there aren't any separator lines between the rays like most other sunburst dies on the market. This was really thinking outside the box when designing this die.

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  7. Love your projects using this new release. I really liked your layering of the images on thus card. Also, I never tire of the Mondo flowers. This one is so pretty.

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  8. Love your cards!! Didn't think I needed the Mondo Peony...UNTIL I saw your card!! Now I need to save up some pennies for sure!! And the foiled lines of the pineapple...STOP!!! LOVE IT!!

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  9. Such beautiful cards! Loving all the layers! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  10. Gorgeous cards. I love your choice of colors.

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  11. lovely cards love the pineapples brightness yum...and the soft peony!!!

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  12. Awesome cards Carissa! TFS!! :D

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  13. Beautiful beautiful cards! I love those pineapples. And I love the gold thread you added. Just gorgeous.

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  14. I am going to dig out my vellum! Inspiring.

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  15. I love your take on the pineapples and peony stamps. Thanks for the great ideas.

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  16. I adore the eye-catching guava pink pineapple. Stunning work as always, thanks for sharing!

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  17. Beautiful cards! Love your use of vellum.

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  18. love the stitched vellum. great solution other than adhesive. Great release.

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  19. I'm a vellum fan and these cards nail my love. I would never have thought of that sentiment and it's perfect. Wow how often we are stuck in the box, great job. Each cards unique sentiment is so perfect. Love your work.

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  20. I really like your style. The cards are all beautiful.

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  21. I really love your style. Beautiful cards.

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  22. Love love love your cards!!! You have a great style, Carissa! :)

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  23. Outstanding design work with these gorgeous new stamps and dies!!!

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  24. Loved your video! Such cool cards too.

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  25. Wow love your cards, video and use of veluum!

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  26. As always I love your cards! I really like the sayings on this new pineapple set and peony is one of my favorite flowers and I am always on the lookout for a great peony stamp. This is a very versatile release and I can already imagine many ways to use these new stamps and dies. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  27. Beautiful cards. I love how you used the foil--so pretty!

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  28. These look great! I love your little border touches!

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  29. Beautiful cards!! Love the peony! Very pretty stamped on the vellum. Thanks for sharing!

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  30. I love how you used vellum on both of your cards. It gives your cards a soft pretty look.
    Thanks for sharing :)

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  31. Your Cards are beautiful as always, and Oh my goodness! I really love that sock monkey set, I love love love Sock Monkeys.

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  32. Such beautiful cards. Love the pineapple card sentiment, and the peonies along with the vellum are so soft and pretty. Thanks for sharing your amazing talent with us!

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  33. So pretty and lots of fine amazing detial on it .. Thanks for sharing it with us.

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  34. Pretty pineapples and peonies, love your beautiful cards! Thanks for the foiling tips in your awesome video.

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  35. Great cards, I really love the "Stand Tall" sentiment, and the peony card.

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  36. Your cards are amazing! And I loved your video, like I always do. Thanks for the inspiration :)

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  37. Pretty treats for all of us! Thanks for sharing your creativity with the new release!

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  38. Love the pretty cards with the vellum overlays. Just the right touch. Love the sentiments in the pineapple set, too.

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  39. Your vellum layers added such a beautiful touch. Love these cards.

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  40. Simply gorgeous cards & lovely designs. Love the gold, makes everything so elegant.

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  41. Beautiful cards. Great tip about tracing the outline of the peony, then coloring an your video was also very helpful. Love the SHINY gold on the pineapples.

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  42. The Lovely stamp set is amazing, the sentiments are fantastic! I just love the vellum on your cards, so pretty!

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  43. I think it goes without saying that the pineapple card is spectacular, but I'll say it anyway. The coloring and ethereal quality of your 2nd card is so lovely.

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  44. Such pretty cards. I love the fonts of the sentiments.

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  45. Such fun products from Julie! As always, your projects are so lighthearted and cheerful! Lovin' that Mondo Peony set ...

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  46. The sentiments in this release are really great. Love the ones you used on your pretty cards.

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  47. These are all very beautiful cards. The sentiments are really special.

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  48. Very nice cards. I live the gold.

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  49. Love how the vellum soft ens the cards and makes them look even more beautiful!!

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  50. Gorgeous cards as always, Carissa! I love how you make them sparkle! Lovely new release from Ellen Hutson!

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  51. Gorgeous cards as always, Carissa! I love how you make them sparkle! Lovely new release from Ellen Hutson!

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  52. LOVE all the glitter:)) SUPER MONDO Peony!

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  53. Love your cards with the soft look of vellum.

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  54. Oh, I really like the way you used vellum on your designs. It softens the look and looks great for a sentiment panel

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  55. I absolutlely love the pineapple card! I have been wanting a pineapple stamp for awhile now. Hoping to win! TFS

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  56. What beautiful cards and inspiration.

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  57. Both your cars are gorgeous! but the sentiments you chose made them perfect. thanks soo much!

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  58. Great cards. I especially love the peony card. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  59. Your cards are awesome. Love the video sharing your ideas and the usage of different foiling techniques and for being part of this wonderful new release giveaway.

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  60. OMG I love your Pineapple cards! I've never been a fan of gold but you've converted me with that card. And the peony stamps are going to the top of my wish list because those are my husband's fav flower! Can't wait to make him an anniversary card with it!

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  61. gorgeous cards!! love them...and the new collection!!!gorgeous!!!

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  62. Such great cards! I really love the pineapple set!

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  63. Hey Carissa.....the tutorial on foiling was very helpful to me and it was great seeing the comparisons! I never would have thought to use the toner pen to ink up a stamp (dahhhh). Thank God for smart cookies like you! As always, love the cards too...as pretty and elegant as ever!

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  64. Fabulous cards. I really enjoyed the foiling video... Can't wait to play.

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  65. Wow, the foiling really looks amazing! I loved your video and all the inspiration. Both of your cards are gorgeous!!

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  66. Love the use of the vellum.
    It always adds a touch of class to a card.
    thanks for sharing.

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  67. I've always enjoyed your use of vellum. It's just such a special touch!

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  68. Just beautiful cards and a great video!

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  69. Wonderful cards! I really love the second card. Thank you for sharing!

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  70. Great use of vellum for these lovely cards. Thanks for sharing with us.

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  71. I really want to use this peony stamp!!!!

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  72. Ha! Wear a crown (pineapple) so clever, it made me smile.

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  73. Love your cards. Peonie is sooooo cool

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  74. Love your cards. Peonie is sooooo cool

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  75. Love your cards. Great ideas with the vellum.

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  76. Love your cards. Great ideas with the vellum.

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  77. Love the colors and layouts of your cards.

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  78. Love the color combinations and new techniques you gave to add the pop to the pineapples, Fabulous as always

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  79. Great cards, Carissa, and a wonderful video, as always! I especially love the second card with the watercoloring underneath the peony stamped on vellum. I may just steal that idea! :) Tfs! ~ Andrea

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  80. I liked how you have used the vellum on your cards....

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  81. Love the vellum! Love your cards! Love this release!

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  82. Gorgeous how you used the vellum on your beauties Carissa.

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  83. Super pretty cards - I love how use often use vellum in your designs.

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  84. beautiful cards Carissa - love that peony set - must have that for my "mondo" flower collection!!

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  85. Great use of the new designs, very pretty

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  86. Great use of the new designs, very pretty

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  87. Beautiful cards and great tips in your video!

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  88. What a great use of vellum on your cards. I especially love the pineapple one with the partial cover. Love that contrast of bold and muted colour. Gorgeous!

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  89. I love vellum. It makes your cards so elegant.
    Penny

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  90. The cards are so different and both so beautiful! The vellum look is so cool with the peony!

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  91. The cards are so different and both so beautiful! The vellum look is so cool with the peony!

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  92. both cards are just gorgeous... love the touches of sparkle!!

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  93. Great cards, Carissa! And i always love your videos. I even have a Pinterest board by your name! Thanks so much for sharing with us and for participating in this great hop and giveaway

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  94. Beautiful cards, Carissa!! Thanks for the rundown on how to achieve the gold pineapple look via a variety of techniques!! I'm off to put a Minc toner pen on my wish list now. :)

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  95. Dare I say it...brilliant use of these new products. And the amazing cards...oooh...be still my heart.

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  96. Beautiful cards, I especially like your use of vellum.

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  97. Gorgeous cards, I love the peony set.

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  98. Dare I say it...brilliant use of these new products. And the amazing cards...oooh...be still my heart.

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  99. Very elegant cards! Love the peony cards!

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  100. What a great release! What a great blog hop with such great ideas! Great cards! :)

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  101. Love the layering on the peony card. So many great stamps and dies!

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  102. I absolutely looove your work, you are so creative. I can see myself using those beautiful Peony stamps, and they would certainly be the most amazing birthday present for me on Aug. 26th ;)

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  103. I absolutely looove your work, you are so creative. I can see myself using those beautiful Peony stamps, and they would certainly be the most amazing birthday present for me on Aug. 26th ;)

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  104. Your designs are always so fresh and pretty! Thank you for the great tips for foiling in the video. Love the new release.

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  105. Great cards. The Mondo Peony is my favorite too

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  106. Great cards and thanks for the video.

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  107. Beautiful cards! I love how you used vellum in these, so pretty!

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  108. 'Your cards are fantastic and thank you for more things to do with foil.

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  109. I love that pineapple set! Great cards, Carissa.

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  110. fabulous use of color paired with the black and white! Both are stunning! Awesome being on the hop DT with you!

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  111. Love these cards. I really like the velum use.

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  112. I really like what you did with the velum and gold foil.

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  113. I love the way the 2 types of cards play off of each other. The bright colors are awesome and the vellum and pastels are beautiful.

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  114. Your sentiment on the pineapple card on vellum is stunning! Love the way the fruit peeks through! Love all of your cards and inspiration!

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  115. Enjoyed the video and the different ways to foil. I've never tried ,have been nervous to do so. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  116. Both cards are great, but your peony is just stunning, Beautifully done, Carissa.

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  117. Love your designs and use of vellum.

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  118. Fabulous cards (as always ☺). The more I see from this release, the more stuff goes on my wish list (groan!)

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  119. Just gorgeous, Carissa!! Love the gold on the pineapple!

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  120. Wow both of these are so amazing Carissa! Love the foiled pineapples and your choice of colours--work great with that fab sentiment! On to your peony--gorgeous soft pink. Love! Thanks for sharing!

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  121. Gorgeous new Pineapple set and I love that it has different sizes!
    Love your card!

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  122. Stunning cards! Like your use of vellum too.

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  123. I love them both but the Mondo has stolen my heart,Really awesome cards!!

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  124. As always your creations are awesome. The mondo peonies are pretty.

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  125. Oh, just gorgeous!!! Love how you add those bits of glitter and transparency - so inspired!!

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  126. So Beautiful!!! Love your creativity!

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  127. Elegant catds. Love how you used the vellum.

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  128. Elegant catds. Love how you used the vellum.

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  129. Beautiful cards. Thanks for the tips on the foiling, it turned out great. That peony is my favorite of the release and your use of it is beautiful. Thanks for sharing them with us.

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  130. Beautiful cards, especially with the use of foil and vellum. Your video was so helpful with tips to help us make the card.

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  131. Love your cards, truly an inspiration!

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  132. Great cards, thank you for inspiration :)

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  133. Love your layering style on both cards! Super beautiful!

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  134. What amazing cards! The first one is so awesome!!

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  135. I am lovin' the peachy pineapple

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  136. These are absolutely fantastic. I love how your cards are so bold but still maintain awesome amounts of white space...love that.

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  137. Pineapples, peonies, perfect.

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  138. Wish I could make such pretty cards like u do!

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  139. Love all of your cards made with the new items Thanks for sharing.

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  140. I have to get this pineapple set!! Your cards are awesome!

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  141. I love your peony card Carissa, and your pineapple card looks delicious,

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  142. Beautiful cards. Love the peony with vellum. Great inspiration.

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  143. Beautiful cards. Love the sentiments.

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  144. Beautiful as always! Love this release and I enjoy your cards and videos. Thanks for sharing on the blog hop.

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  145. Gorgeous. Love the use of vellum. TY for sharing

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  146. Great job as always, Carissa! I've watched several of your YouTube videos & I'm always impressed with your work & demonstrations. You're a very good teacher! Loving this pineapple set too!

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  147. Love all of these! The last one is definitely my favorite. Simple and elegant.

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  148. Love both cards, but the pineapple card with all the layers is my favorite.

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  149. Absolutely beautiful! Love all the little details you add. The gold thread is a nice touch on the flower card. Cute monkey too!

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  150. Your cards are beautiful
    Loving the parchment idea!

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  151. I love your cards and always enjoy your videos.

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  152. Impressively beautiful and elegant pair of cards!!

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  153. Lovely cards and I'm loving this new release too.

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  154. Oh these are both so great, love the different colored pineapples!!!

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  155. Your cards are wonderful!!! Love them and this new release:)

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  156. Your pineapple card is AWESOMENESS!!! Love every little detail of it! The peony is very delicate and gorgeous! Thank you for sharing you are very talented! Also thank you for a chance to win!

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  157. Love the pineapple! Thank you for sharing your talent, truly inspirational!!!

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  158. Love the pineapple! Thank you for sharing your talent, truly inspirational!!!

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  159. I think this release is just over the top AWESOME.
    I love your card.I didn't even think of mincing.TY

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  160. I think this release is just over the top AWESOME.
    I love your card.I didn't even think of mincing.TY

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  161. Your cards are gorgeous. What an amazing release. Thanks for sharing.

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  162. Your cards are so feminine. I love the boldness of the Stay Golden, the softness of the Mondo Peony... and, of course, a little glitter never hurt. Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful creations, and for the opportunity to win a stamp set from this wonderful release.

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  163. Two gorgeous cards with perfect details and detailing. I adore both the new Mondo Peony and the Sock Monkey and am trying to work out how I can get hold of them lol! Many thanks for the blog hop and wonderful inspirations Karen

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  164. Love the gold detailing. Thank you for sharing your technique in video. It is so helpful!!

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  165. love love your peony, just adore the words with the pineapple - they make me smile & it's so colourful, all around an awesome happy card.

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  166. I love the pineapple sentiment!

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  167. Fabulous cards! Love love love the peony cards. I think that mondo peony set is at the top of my wishlist.

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  168. Great cards ! I've loved this peony set from the minute I saw it, and your rendering just made me love it even more. Beautiful!

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  169. Very gorgeous cards, I like the layering you did with the die cuts. This whole release is fabulous.

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  170. Beautiful cards, always love your gold accents! Your video was also great, TFS your tips.

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  171. Always enjoy your videos. I'm with you. The mondo peony is a fantastic.

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  172. Thanks for the video tutorial and inspiration.

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  173. I love how you foiled the pineapples! What a beautiful, great idea!

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  174. I love your pineapple card - very clever design and colors. And of course I love the peony.

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  175. Beautiful cards!! And the sentiments are great :)

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  176. Beautiful cards with lovely accents. Thanks for sharing!

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  177. Beautiful! Your colors are just fantastic!

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  178. The vellum with the flowers are so pretty together!

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