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Thursday, October 27, 2016

Christmas Wishes - Double Die Cutting - Altenew & Pretty Pink Posh Collaboration Blog Hop

Hey everyone.  Thanks for stopping by today.  I hope you are having a fabulous week!  It's almost the weekend, which is always reason to celebrate.


Today I'll be combining some products from Pretty Pink Posh and Altenew to create a fun Christmas card.  This project is a part of a collaboration blog hop.  There are lots of Holiday cards and projects along this hop featuring products from Pretty Pink Posh and Altenew.  And of course, it wouldn't be a blog hop without some fantastic prizes too.   I've included all the prize info and some special offer codes from both Pretty Pink Posh and Altenew below.


I started my card by cutting the Pretty Pink Posh Decorative Tag 1 Die from black card stock.  My original plan was to kind of create a chalkboard tag feel by adding some white pigment ink to the completed tag.  I decided I liked the tag better without the white pigment ink in the end, but I still think this has a chalkboard tag vibe, even without the added pigment ink.


I also used the Scallop Border Die Set from Pretty Pink Posh to cut some snow drifts from white glitter card stock.  I recently discovered this white glitter paper in my stash and fell in love.  It's perfect for snow.  Once I cut a couple of wavy, scalloped pieces from the white glitter cardstock, I adhered them to my black tag, and ran it thorugh my die cut machine again, using the Decorative Tag die.  This cuts the edges of the glitter paper to perfectly match the tag edge.

I used some colored embossing powders to emboss my stamped images.  The powders I'm using are from Ranger.  There are lots of fun colored embossing powders, some that even have some fun "effects".  Embossing powders are a great way to add some color to your projects.

I embossed the trees from the Pine Tree stamp set from Altenew in green embossing powder on my black tag.  Since the cardstock is dark, I made sure that I prepped my surface with an anti-static powder tool prior to stamping.  This will keep embossing powders from sticking to areas where I don't want it.  This step is especially important when embossing on dark card stock.  Even the tiniest speck will spread when heat is applied and be visible on your dark card stock.

These colored embossing powders are a great option for getting super vibrant color on dark cardstocks, like this black I'm using today.  Make sure the embossing powder you are using is an opaque embossing powder.  Otherwise, the dark cardstock beneath will show through once it's heat set.



I used a really beautiful red embossing powder to emboss my sentiment from the Halftone Holidays stamp set from Altenew.  I chose to emboss the sentiment on vellum.  Vellum is another surface you'll want to be sure to prep prior to embossing.  There tends to be a bit of static on vellum that wants to hold on to the embossing powder.  Once I embossed the sentiment, I used my scissors to fussy cut around the edge.  If you're not in to the fussy cut, there are coordinating dies available.  I'm left with a really beautiful, shiny, red, raised sentiment that screams Christmas.
For my card base, I decided to use Hero Arts Kraft Cardstock.  I stamped it using Versamark ink using the Wood Pallet background stamp from Altenew to add a little bit of texture.  This kind of goes with that whole, home crafted, chalkboard tag vibe I was going for.



I have included a video tutorial below walking you through the creation of this card.  Be sure to check it out.  I've also linked the supplies to multiple sources used in this project below.
I finished off my tag with a gold thread bow at the top...for just a touch of gold.  I also added some 3mm and 4mm Sparkling Clear Sequins from Pretty Pink Posh for just a bit of sparkle.


So there you have it!  A fun Christmas project for you with some awesome products from Pretty Pink Posh and Altenew.



Special offers from Altenew & Pretty Pink Posh: Get 10% off your entire Altenew order with code ALTENEWLOVESPPP and Pretty Pink Posh order with code PPPLOVESALTENEW at checkout. Offers end Sunday, October 30, 2016, at midnight EST.



Prizes: There are TWO $100 prize packs from Altenew and Pretty Pink Posh up for grabs. Two winners will be picked randomly from the comments left on any of the blogs along the hop. Please leave your comments by Wednesday, November 2, 2016, at midnight EST to be eligible to win. Winners will be announced on the Altenew and Pretty Pink Posh blogs on Thursday, November 3rd.
Be sure you keep hopping along for more inspiration.  If you've come to me from Nina-Marie's blog, you're following the yellow brick road.  Your next stop is Lydia Evans. If you ever get lost, just start at the beginning, over at the Altenew Blog.


Thanks for stopping by today!  I hope you've enjoyed this project.  Be sure to stop by again soon.  Until next time, I hope you have a fabulous day!

Watch The Video


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

Supplies

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233 comments:

  1. What a great card... I like the sentiment stamp

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  2. I love the decorative tag! And I wouldn't go back and change it. I have never thought of using white ink to tone something down. And I adore the look! Leave it as is :o) Gorgeous!

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  3. What a lovely card. Like it very much!

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  4. What a great card, I just love it! The wood pallet background stamp is such a nice addition with the trees.

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  5. Such great inspirational methods and choices of stamp and die sets!

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  6. Love the off-set placing of the decorated layer.

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  7. I love the sentiment stamped on the vellum. Beautiful card!

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  8. Love your cards and videos! Great blog hop with two great companies. Thanks for sharing!

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  9. Really cute card! Tags are my favorite to make! Especially around the holiday! I like the tag die cut you used.

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  10. Really cute card! Tags are my favorite to make! Especially around the holiday! I like the tag die cut you used.

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  11. Super cute card. Love the craft with the black tag and green/red embossing. Very pretty!

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  12. Beautiful card, awesome inspiration! Thanks for the great blog hop!

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  13. Love all the touches of color on your home style card and the sequins add a special sparkle.

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  14. Beautiful font on the Halftone sentiment series by Altenew - and the Halftone Holidays sentiment looks fabulous embossed in red on your lovely card!

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  15. I am so excited about this release. It's so hard to choose a favorite. Your card is gorgeous!

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  16. Love the contrast with the black background..makes everything else really stand out. Love this card

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  17. I'm really loving the black cardstock. It makes all the other elements really pop! Thank you for sharing.
    Elaine

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  18. Love the colors you used on the card

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  19. Great card! Enjoyed watching the video.

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  20. The Vellum "Christmas" was a great touch.

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  21. Terrific combination of elements to capture the season! I like how they are shown off by the black tag background mounted on a wood card.

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  22. Love tags on cards, and this one is adorable.

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  23. You are so talented!!! What a beautiful card design!

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  24. Black for Christmas - Love it!

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  25. Love your use of colored embossing powders-

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  26. Great card! I've been eyeing that wood grained pallet stamp from Altenew for a while now. I love the texture it adds to this card. Christmas is coming...hmmm....

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  27. Such a gorgeous card! I love the pretty scallop tag in black against the beautiful wood grain stamp, the gold sequins, thread and red sentiment on vellum details. Perfect combination of goodies from fabulous PPP and Altenew.

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  28. I really like this card. I am kind of a strange person, because I notice things most people don't - I really like the direction you chose to apply the pallet background stamp. I think most people would have applied it vertically, but I think the horizontal direction really "makes" the card. Told you I was "strange".

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  29. Wonderful inspiration, thanks for the chance to win!

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  30. Love all the parts and pieces. Great job!

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  31. Beautiful card. Love the wood grain paper background

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  32. Love it! I would have never thought to make a card with a tag! And love that woodgrain paper too!

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  33. I love the woodgrain background combined with the Christmas embossing!

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  34. Beautiful. Would definitely leave AS IS!!

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  35. Oh Carissa, how I love your style! Every card is so inspiring to me!

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  36. Beautiful card, I love the color combination"

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  37. Pretty tag/card! I like the color embossing on black card stock.

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  38. great card and I love seeing vellum used!

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  39. Thanks for the video. I have never thought of coloring with embossing powder, have only used it for lettering. I'm learning new things everyday :)

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  40. Super fun card! love the technique! thanks!

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  41. Carissa you've used my all-time favorite PPP tag, wood-grain paper, and VELLUM! All faves, and just fantastic results!
    =] Michele
    By the way, Explorer keeps bouncing my comment opportunity off ... success with Microsoft Edge browser - any ideas?

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  42. Super fun card! love the technique! thanks!

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  43. Love what you've done with the card! The sequins that looks like snowflakes is amazing! Altenew is my favourite stamp company - especially their stamp layering sets and I love what I've seen ladies do with PPP sequins and sparkles all over the internet. What a great chance to win amazing prizes!

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  44. This card is gorgeous...I appreciate it when you say you change your mind...it always seems like designers already know what they want to do. I feel like we have permission to change in the middle of a project! Thanks!

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  45. So very pretty! Two of my favorite companies here on one hop!!

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  46. What a great why to include and add a tag to your beautiful card!!

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  47. I love your card--reminds me of a snow globe!!!!

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  48. Love the dark tag on the woodgrain, a great touch!

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  49. Great card design, need to watch your video.

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  50. I like the decorative tag die. This card is really unique.

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  51. Love the card and your laugh is fantastic! New subscriber!!

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  52. Cute card! I love the sentiment stamped on vellum it gives it a little twist.

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  53. Gorgeous card and I love the colours you used!

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  54. Very pretty card! I love the embossed colors you used. Gorgeous!

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  55. Love that tag! Perfect card for a guy!

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  56. This was so cute and I loved that red Christmas. Awesome.

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  57. All the embossing colors on the dark card make the tag look so rich and really colorful.

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  58. Love the combination of color and natural elements. Great card!

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  59. Wow, love the color combo on your card, it is simply gorgeous:)

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  60. Love the tag on the card. So Christmasy!

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  61. Carissa you are so talented and creative! How can you come up with so many different ideas in so many different ways ?? Gorgeous!

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  62. I really like the tag element and the wood grain style background! Very unique!

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  63. So cute, Carissa! Love the you built the scene on the tag shape...the glittery snow is perfect.

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  64. gorgeous card :) love the addition of the vellum and sequins

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  65. Such a beautiful card Carissa!! I love the colors you used. It's rustic but elegant at the same time!!

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  66. Very clever! Thank you for sharing your skill.

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  67. This is wonderful, love reading your posts always detailed

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  68. Thanks for sharing this really pretty card.

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  69. Very creative... I definately like the red Christmas on the vellum. It shows up so nice against the green trees without taking away from the card. Such beautiful touches added to this card...the pallet stamped background, the twine, the embossing, the vellum...

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  70. Very creative... I definately like the red Christmas on the vellum. It shows up so nice against the green trees without taking away from the card. Such beautiful touches added to this card...the pallet stamped background, the twine, the embossing, the vellum...

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  71. So many fun elements to this card. I LOVE the woodgrain background mixed with the elegant touch of gold in the thread. The PPP frame is SO pretty, and I love the way you stamped the images and words to complete the card! Fantastic job, Carissa!

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  72. I sure like the tree tag on the wood background. Great combination.

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  73. FAb tag! I lOVE the tiny scallops that appear to be snow under the Christmas word die!

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  74. I just LOVE your card. Fabulous!!

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  75. You are always so inspiring to watch.

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  76. Carissa, thank you for sharing this great card. Idea, colors & design right up town.

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  77. Thanks for sharing this beautiful card and video with us. Very nicely done, indeed!

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  78. What a gorgeous card - love the woodgrain background - good for Christmas!
    Thanks for sharing your talent.
    Love these Altenew stamps (which we now starting to get here) - and adore PPP products - which we cant get here.

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  79. Great card. Love the unusual colors you used.

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  80. Love the tree stamp I thought you die cut it until I read that you embossed it

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  81. Your color combination is great...the black really makes everything pop! The woodgrain background is fabulous also!

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  82. Love your videos. I always learn something!

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  83. Very pretty. I like the black tag and the wood grain background.

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  84. Beautiful tag and very helpful video

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  85. I love the wood grain background with that awesome tag! It really speaks "Christmas"!!

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  86. Love the tag and the colours as well as the scattering of shiny sequins very pretty! Have a lovely weekend. Cheers Donna Z :)

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  87. Your card is gorgeous and I love all the details you've created.

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  88. Wood grain adds a nice natural element to a project. I like seeing it used on your holiday card. I would like to incorporate wood grain into some cards, too. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  89. Such a fun design, love the bright colors!!!

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  90. Great card, I love that all the color was added using embossing powder!

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  91. Fabulous card! Your embossing looks great and I really like the Wood Pallet background!

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  92. The neutral woodgrain background is just gorgeous - love the pops of colour too!

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  93. Beautiful card, I love the use of the tag, and the woodgrain background is lovely! :-)

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  94. Love the tag and your color palette, very unique card! Thanks for this amazing hop and the chance to win! :)

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  95. That tag die shape is gorgeous! I love the way you dressed it up with the glittered cardstock for snow. I don't think I've ever seen the glittered cardstock before, it's beautiful. Really lovely card!

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  96. I love the look of your chalkboard
    tag against the wood grain background!
    Those embossing powders really are
    vibrant on the black card stock.

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  97. I am a big fan of all things wooden in cards and this background totally makes me happy!

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  98. I clicked on the video on YouTube because I didn't know what double die-cutting meant! Now I do! All that, and a chance to win some cool stuff! Thanks so much. I kept wondering if this wasn't going to be a hot mess, but it so came together in the end. Love it.

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  99. Your design is filled with so many great ideas! Truly inspirational!

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  100. Love this combo of traditional Christmas colours with woodgrain.

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  101. Love your black background to make your trees and sentiment pop!

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  102. This is a beautiful card. Love the double die cutting technique.

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  103. I love the Woodgrain background from Altenew! Your card has great vibrancy with the red and green against the chalkboard black die!

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  104. I love when you can use an element of the card somewhere else, like an ornament!

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  105. Great card! Love the wood look background!

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  106. I love the shape of the tag and the wood look background. Nice job!

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  107. I love so much your stunning card!!!

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  108. I love how you made the whole scene on top of the die cut!!!! Such great inspiration!! Love the wood background to really stunning black centerpiece!

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  109. Wow! My two favorite companies, PPP & Altenew, A Hop, a Coupon and a Giveaway! Yeah FRIDAY!!!

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  110. What a fun card. Love the 'Christmas' word die! Fabulous!

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  111. I just love this layered tag and stamping on vellum. So pretty.

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  112. Adorable! Boy, those sequins sure perk up a card!

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  113. I wish I could put together a card like this - so different and striking.

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  114. There is just something so striking about black used on a card. This is executed so beautifully! Thanks for sharing.

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  115. love the way the trees and the christmas word stands out how beautiful.

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  116. Another wonderful card and video from you! Thanks! The colored embossing is really cool - I've only very used clear and white. I may have to expand my horizons!

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  117. Carissa, I love that you used colored embossing powder. Love the traditional colors but the red and green brought the stamps to life!!

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  118. What a pretty card. Love the black tag with the traditional Christmas colors

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  119. LOVE how this turned out. What a great card!!

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  120. Absolutely awesome video and project!

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  121. Beautiful. That little scene would be great for an Christmas tree ornament.

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  122. Tah ks for the video, an awesome project.

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  123. Unique and festive card, and I love the red embossing on vellum!

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  124. Beautiful Christmas card! This would make a gorgeous tag too!

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  125. Your card is wonderful!!!!! LOVE it and Altenew and PPP:)

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  126. Love the tag shape and beautiful trees! Gorgeous card!

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  127. I love this tag card. The way the green of the trees stands out is awesome.

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  128. Very pretty! Thanks for providing the video!

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  129. I like the use of different shapes together. very nice card.

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  130. This is so pretty and I love the black for contrast!

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  131. Such a great color combo! It really stands out!Thanks for the insporation

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  132. Stunning card, Carissa!! I love the snow globe effect you created with the dies and the green EP really does pop against the black paper. Thanks for the tip on what EP to get when considering colored EP.

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  133. Such cool textures and a neat look to this card! Love it!

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  134. What cute card! Thanks for sharing your talent. It was fun watching your video.

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  135. Love this card - a nice little collage of all of the elements! Great video, too. Thanks for the inspiration, Carissa!

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  136. Great card! Love the dimension. Great blog hop collaboration! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  137. sharon c Thanks for great tip on making woodgrain. Lovely card.

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  138. I love the use of vellum! Beautiful card!!

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  139. Very pretty! Love the background!

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  140. Love that black against the wood background!

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  141. Beautiful. Love that it could be a card or a tag.

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  142. I am enjoying get all the inspiration and talented ladys in this cool blog hop!! Thank you!!

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  143. I am enjoying get all the inspiration and talented ladys in this cool blog hop!! Thank you!!

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  144. LOVE the Wood Pallet Background stamp! So versatile!!

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  145. LOVE this card! The use of the black with the wood background and the bright red is awesome!

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  146. A terrific card Carissa! Love the tag element and the wood grain background. This is a fabulous collaborative hop, enjoying seeing all of my favourite Altenew products teamed up with Pretty Pink Posh. Thanks for the inspiration and chance to win!

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  147. Such a wonderful card! All the elements work together so nicely! I especially love how you used the scallop die for snow! I love that idea, I think it would also work well for water!

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  148. Love the color combo and double die cutting!

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  149. Lovely work
    on this card!
    Love the
    chalkboard
    elements.
    Carla from Utah

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  150. This is so beautiful!! I love that background and the colors that you used.

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  151. Beautiful card!! Love that background!! The colors are lovely!!
    -Berina
    Moxie Craftie

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  152. Wow so cool such a great inspiration must get out my border dies ❤️😊

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  153. Really striking... I loved how those trees looked with that green embossing powder. It looks like this would be such a cool thing to win usually I'm hoping for a gift certificate but this looks like it's a whole bunch of wonderful products. That is me... Always the optimist ...LDYJS@outlook.com

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  154. Such a pretty card. Love the embossed velum.

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  155. Love the woodgrain and the shape of that great tag!

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  156. Love the wood stamp!!! This could be so versitile in all those fishing pages I have yet to do!!
    The tip on cutting out the word Christmas!

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  157. Woodgrain background really sets this card off

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  158. Stunning tag. Love it!!!!
    Jenny

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  159. Great card, Love the variety of textures in your elements!

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  160. Really pretty! I love the sentiment stamp cut out like that!!

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