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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Mirror Mirror - Essentials By Ellen February 2017 Release Blog Hop

Hi everyone!  I am so excited you stopped by today, because I have some fun projects to share with you, along wtih a brand new video tutorial.  I will be using products from the new Essentials By Ellen Winter 2017 Release.  This release is right up my alley, and I know you're going to love it too.  You can check out the entire new release HERE.



This post is  a part of a very special blog hop celebrating the Essentials By Ellen Winter 2017 release.  I'll have more deets on this hop below, along with information on a giveaway.  This hop will be full of inspiration, blog candy and fun fun fun!



This first project features the new Hinged Thanks die.  I combined it with the Wonky Backdrops stamp set.  This bright and colorful card was a snap to create.



The Hinged Thanks die is super fun, because it doesn't cut all the way through the entire word. Instead, the letters stay connected with a score line, leaving you with a peek-a-boo window in the shape of the word thanks.  This was the perfect opportunity to show off some of the fun patterns from the Wonky Backgrounds.



I did a little partial die cutting to split this word over two lines.  This gives me more options wtih the same die.  Otherwise, this die fits perfectly across a horizontal card.  Or try it on an angle across a portrait style card.



My second card features the new Mirror Mirror stamp and coordinating die.  LOVE LOVE LOVE this.  Such a fun mirror with diva lights.  I thought this was the perfect opportunity to use some foil to create a real mirror effect.  I used a champagne foil on the mirror frame and silver foil on the mirror portion for a two toned effect.



The sentiments in the Mirror Mirror stamp set are also a lot of fun.  I love Brandi's handwriting.  I heat embossed the You Look Amazing sentiment on some black cardstock so that the sentiment would really pop.



For the frame of the mirror, I added some small sparkling clear sequins to really accentuate the lights around the mirror.  This gives dimension and sparkle.



I've included a video tutorial below showing you exactly how I created the Mirror Mirror card.  I'll show you the entire new release and walk you through the entire creation of this card.  I've also linked all the products used in these projects below.



You want to know the best part?  I get to giveaway some goodies.  The winner will get their choice of any Essentials By Ellen stamp set currently in stock at EllenHutson.com, (max value $25).  Just leave a comment on this post by February 28th 2017 telling my your favorite item from this release to be entered to win.  You can rack up more entries by leaving comments at every stop along the hop.  Also, don't miss the grand giveaway over at The CLASSroom blog.  You could win the entire new release!  Say WHAAAAT?!?  All winners will be announced on March 3rd on The CLASSroom blog.



If you came to me from Julia Stainton's blog, you're on the right track.  I'm actually the last stop along the hop, so if you didn't start from the beginning, make sure you head to The CLASSroom blog.

Thanks for stopping by today.  I hope you've enjoyed these projects.  Until next time, I hope you have a fabulous day!



Watch The Video

You can watch the video in HD on my YouTube channel by clicking HERE.  Don't forget to subscribe to my channel while you're there.  I'll be sharing the Thanks card video tutorial very soon.

Supplies

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211 comments:

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  2. I love the mirror, mirror stamp set.

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  3. The 'Thanks' is so neat. I like what you did with it.

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  4. These are magnificent, love them!

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  5. Your cards are beautiful! I absolutely love the utterly awesome set. Too cute.

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  6. So very chic and classy! Love your cards. Fantastic release, thank you for the blog hop Karen x

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  7. Carissa, thanks for these bold colorful creations. Love them. Always look forward to your Satur-Yay post in the Ellen Hutson Classroom. Thanks.

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  8. AGAIN, Brilliant!! So BRILLIANT~~ I can always count on you to create eye popping cards. Love the bold colors and layouts you create. Thank you for sharing!

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  9. Great cards... I love the bright colors on your Thank you Card... And you always do so great with lots of layers and textures... Love!

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  10. Thanks so much for the video on the special thanks die as I plan to purchase that and some of the other stamps. I know videos take your time but so appreciate them!

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  11. Your cards are lovely Carissa!! I love the way you've used the mirror mirror stamps and dies! And the hinged thanks die really shines with the colours you've used on the card!

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  12. Great new release! I think my favorite item is the Otter stamp set, but I'm also thinking that Wonky Backdrops set is very versatile! Thanks so much for sharing on the blog hop.

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  13. You did a great job on both cards. I love so many things in this release, but the otter set and the thanks die are at the top of my list.

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  14. The cards are super cute! Love them!

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  15. Love, love, love your mirror card! There are so many fabulous items in this release but I'd have to say that the Hinged Thanks die is top of my list!

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  16. Both cards are equally amazing. Love the creativity in everyone's cards. This release definitely rocks.

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  17. Love the use of mirrored paper! great idea

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  18. Great idea to use foil for the mirror. Thank you for sharing.

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  19. Great designs, Carissa ... love them all.

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  20. Beautiful release!!! Love your stunning cards!!!

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  21. Beautiful cards! Love your design choices.

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  22. I love the card using the hinged "Thanks" die, it's bright and colorful and yet another way to use this great new original die! I think both the card and die are the greatest!

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  23. So many ideas from all of the bloggers. Great release!

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  24. After watching your video, I really like the mirror mirror stamp and die set. Hard to choose a favorite, though. Thank you for sharing your beautiful card.

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  25. Lots of great products, I can't pick my favorite.

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  26. Your mirror card was a real hit with the grandkids. they want to make it themselves

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  27. Lots of great products, I can't pick my favorite.

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  28. Been missing your videos girl! You are such an inspiration when I am looking to get creative with my card making - thanks for these latest shares. Such a fantastic release from Ellen Hutson!

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    1. Hoping to get back in to the swing of things. We're remodeling and it's making everything challenging. :)

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  29. The sequins really add to the card. Love that idea!

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  30. I love how you used mirrored card stock for the mirror mirror stamp.

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  31. I'm not much of a makeup girl, but I'm lovin’ on the otter stamps and dies … cuteness overload! Great cards and projects to share the release … thank you!

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  32. Such a great mirror set. Perfect for so many uses

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  33. Cute cards! I especially love the first one because it's so colorful :)

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  34. The thanks card is so bright and fun and the mirror card is cool. Fun!

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  35. I think I like the "Bear Ware" stamp set the most, ty for the chance to win!

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  36. Amazing cards! I really love how you added the sequins for the lights around the mirror. Gives the perfect touch to an already beautiful card! Thank you for the inspiration!

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  37. really wonderful cards and thanks for the vid too!

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  38. Love this Mirror Mirror set. Thanks for sharing!

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  39. What beautiful cards Carissa. You are one of my favorite creators ever and I love watching your videos!!

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  40. These cards look so classy. Bold, but so beautiful. I love the Thanks die showing the background. I have seen many examples of how you can use it and love each one. Thanks for giving us a different take on the background behind the letters. Great cards

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  41. Great cards! You just reminded me that o have the munchies mini and haven't tried it yet!

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  42. Love the card but you lost me on the sentiment! Would I get it if I was on Pinterest? I admit to being a fuddy-duddy who is out of the loop when it comes to current pop culture stuff! Love the card, and it NEEDED the sequins! I do get the part about a diva mirror needing lights!!! Thanks for a very fun project.

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  43. So much fun. More evidence that I need ALL OF THIS RELEASE. :)

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  44. Mirror Mirror set is such a great idea!

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  45. I want so many things in this release! Love your cards!

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  46. I always enjoy your great videos; they are not only super-informative, but also super-fun! You are joy, for sure. Your 2-toned glam mirror is so amazing - it might just blow a fuse! Ha! Love the color combo on the THANKS card and the way you split up the word.....very creative! Thanks for the great inspiration and a real grand finale to a fun and informative hop!

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  47. I love the color combo! As always, your cards are perfection.

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  48. The colour combination on the Thanks card just make it POP! And then there is the lovely simplicity of the mirror
    card. Really like it!

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  49. I really love this new release and enjoy all your creative made!

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  50. So clever. These "look amazing". Thank you.

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  51. I am eager to use that hinged THANKS die. I have not seen that type of die before.

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  52. Your video was phenomenal! Love your projects.

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  53. ............THUD!!! AMAZEBALLS. Always. Every time. How do you do that?!

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  54. I love your creativity...it always inspires me. Sweet cards!

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  55. LOVE the Thanks card, with the pattern behind the raised letters. Amazing cards!

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  56. You are so creative! Love this fun release!

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  57. love the encouraging sentiments with the spa day and mirror stamp sets. Thanks for the inspirations

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  58. Wonderful cards! I'm especially loving the first one. Love those Thanks dies and the bright colors.

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  59. Lovely release & cards! Thank you for sharing 😗 !

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  60. Love the "THANKS" card and how you changed it up. Great work, thanks for all you do!

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  61. Really beautiful cards, love your designs and techniques!

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  62. thank you for sharing your beautiful cards

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  63. These really are amazing! Love the Thanks card!

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  64. Both card are super cool and I really love the mirror card!!

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  65. Such cute, unique cards! Lovin' all these new sets! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  66. Love your cards & the colors you used!! I have to have all these inspirational girly sets!!

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  67. Love your cards...the "thanks" is such a cool die!

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  68. Love your sequined mirror. Great release! Thanks for sharing!

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  69. Love what you created. So much fun!!!

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  70. Everything looks fabulous. I love the mirror with the foil.

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  71. The Hinged Thanks Die is a must have. Awesome cards.

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  72. Thanks for showcasing a great way to use the mirror die cut. The foil and sequins highlight it beautifully.

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  73. SO seriously cute!!! I love your designs!

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  74. Love the mirror die. Cute examples also.

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  75. I love the mirror with the sequins and hearts....very posh!

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  76. So sweet... and colorful... thanks so much for the inspiration.



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  77. Your cards are fabulous! Love the mirror with the sentiment especially! Really an uplift for a friend or relative!

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  78. I love the otters but I also love the swing and slide die set.

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  79. I like the way you put the patterned paper behind the hinged letters and the mirror is so pretty. I love this release!

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  80. Great cards, the hunks die is a must ha e.

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  81. WOW your cards are fabulous!!! Love them and this new release:)

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  82. Great cards! Love that awesome mirror!

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  83. Wow, that mirror is really something

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  84. I've seen THANKS so many different ways and you design doesn't disappoint. I love the pink backdrop you used. The mirror is really cool too

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  85. Such wonderful cards! That THANKS is so cool!

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  86. The mirror card is pretty clever!Thank you for sharing your ideas! :)

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  87. Hops are such a fun way to see new products in use. Amazing talent!

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  88. Hi Clarissa! I love what you did with this card! These stamp sets are AMAZING! I think my favorite out of the bunch is the Mirror Mirror set. It has great encouraging sentiments. With bullying at a high and the pressure of the world to be “perfect”, I think that set would be great to create cards to give out at a youth rally. Adding the reflective paper like you did, would give young teens a way to see that being different, being THEMSELVES, is what is truly beautiful!!!. I love these sets. Thanks again for sharing!

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  89. really pretty cards - love that you include the video!

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  90. Lovely cards! I love the little clear sequins around the vanity mirror. Perfection!
    My favorite of this release is Otter Ware because I just love that wreath; so pretty!

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  91. Great cards! Love how you did the mirror in the second card!

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  92. I love how you used foil to make the mirror look more realistic. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Forgot to mention my favorite item from this release: The Swing N Slide dies to make interactive cards. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  93. I really really like what you've done. Love how you put the THANKS onto two lines. And your mirror card is simply sweet. Thanks so much for the inspiration!

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  94. Love your adorable cards and fun videos!

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  95. Just fantastic Carissa. Both cards are great but the mirror IS really awesome!

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  96. Gorgeous cards and so many sets I want from this new release. Thanks for sharing:)

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  97. the thanks die is at the top of my list.
    Great cards.
    thanks for sharing.

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  98. Love the bling on your mirror card. Great projects!

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  99. What a great end to a terrific blog hop, Carissa. Love the bright and happy Thanks card, and the mirror on your second card is perfection! Thanks for sharing your talent and inspiration with us!

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  100. Great cards, Carissa! I always love your work and get so inspired. I even have a Carissa Wiley Pinterest board! As always, thanks so much for sharing with us and for participating in this great hop and giveaway.

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  101. Great card designs with these new products.

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  102. Two clever and beautiful cards to bring this fun blog hop to an end. Your cards were like the cherry on top of all these great designs and dies and beautiful creations from everyone!

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  103. My favorite from this release has to be the thanks die. With the wonky backgrounds being a close second. Love your cards, Carissa.

    joybird1223@gmail.com

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  104. These are great! I love how you stacked the Thanks windows!!

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  105. I love the shiny mirror! Very nice!

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  106. So feminine and pretty!! Love your cards.

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  107. Super cute! Thank you for sharing your creativity!

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  108. Love the glittery Mirror, Mirror card!! Gorgeous!!!
    <3 J

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  109. Love your cards, Carissa! Neat idea to use toner sheets & foil for the mirror. I've seen others use foil cardstock, and now you've offered another take on that. Love how you used the sequins for the mirror lights, too. And the bright colors in your thanks card? Awesome! Tfs! :) ~ Andrea

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  110. Beautiful cards, love the bright hinged Thanks and the Mirror looks awesome too! Thanks for another great video too.

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  111. Love your cards! There are so many cute stamps and dies in this release, but my favorite is the wonky background stamp.

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  112. I love the designs and colors of both your cards! they are visually interesting and layered without feeling messy! I want to know how to achieve that :). Beautiful cards and videos!

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  113. Great cards! Always a source of inspiration!

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  114. What fabulous vibrant designs! Love your work. Great design with the Thanks die!

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  115. Love the Thanks with the bright printed background peeking from underneath! Great look for the Mirror set too. Definitely putting these two stamps on the list of must haves!! Thanks for sharing.

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  116. The YOU LOOK AMAZING card is great! Putting all the bling around the mirror was definitely worth it, really well done card.

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  117. Cool cards! Love the mirror but the Thanks card is my fav.

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  118. Great cards. Love the THANKS die.

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  119. You may call yourself the glitter queen...however, I say you are the layering queen. Great job!!

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  120. These cards are wonderful, great job!

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  121. Your cards are absolutely perfect, Carissa! That metallic cardstock --- genius!

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  122. Really love the mirror. Your cards are so sweet and great inspiration.

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  123. I love what you've done with the Thank You card, how it opens up like a little window! Great idea with a beautiful look!

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  124. I'm loving the mirror die and seeing all the creative ways this team has come up with. Love your card.

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  125. Fantastic creations! I love that hinged thanks die!!!

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  126. I love your cards. This is a great release the several must haves!

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  127. Fabulous cards! I really love how fun the Thanks die is!

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  128. Such an adorable release! Loving all the examples!

    My Favorites are the Otter stamp set, Wonky backgrounds and slider dies!

    Thanks for the chance to win!
    ~God bless~

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  129. So many fun and exciting new stamps and dies in this release. Love how you used them.

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  130. What a fabulous card and a terrific end to the blog hop.

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  131. These projects are terrific! Love the hinged thanks!! The otters, tho, are my fav!

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  132. Wonderful new releases and super cute cards.

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  133. Those sequins look amazing but it must have been a labor of love! Great cards!!!

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  134. You are absolutely right, I am so excited by this release and totally inspired by the hop, so hard not to go crazy and order every single thing :)

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  135. Love the otter sets but the hop has shown me how versatile the other sets can be.

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  136. Love how you showcased some of the new release!!! Beautiful projects and always so inspiring

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  137. Your cards are wonderful. I like how the mirror mirror turned out with the sequins as lights and foil for the mirror.

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  138. The cards are fantastic. I love the thanks cards.

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  139. Bold and colourful, and classy and glittery (of course lol).

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  140. Very nice card. Love the foiling and those sequins really do the trick. Thanks for sharing.

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  141. Wow!! These cards are amazing!!!

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  142. Thank you for sharing and for the chance to win!

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  143. Your cards are beautiful! I love your use of details! Can't wait to try it! Thanks for sharing!

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  144. Brilliant idea (pun intended) to use the sequins on the lighted mirror! love it!

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  145. The thanks die looks so fun. Wouldn't a whole alpha like that be great?

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  146. Awesome cards! I love your videos, too. You're on my you tube subscription list :)
    This looks like a fun release, my favorite is the otter stamp set, so adorable!

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  147. Your thank card and you're amazing cards are absolutely wonderful! Thank you so much for sharing with us.

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  148. Love your videos! The rhinestones are such a glamorous touch dahlink. I love this release.

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  149. What a great release and great ideas you share!

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  150. The mirror die and stamp sets can be used in so many different ways and makes a perfect frame!

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  151. great cards from a great release.

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  152. Wonderful cards, love the idea of using the mirrored paper!

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  153. Awesome cards! Love the colours of the first one!!!

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  154. So fabulous! The mirror card is so you with e crisp black and gold accents .

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  156. Hi Carissa -- So beautiful! A real reflection of your inner beauty. I love the tip of forming the foam tape and how you fix your mirror.

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  157. Awesome projects! Love to try out the slider dies!

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  158. Clever Mirror card on your second one
    CAS and beautifully made Love it!!
    and if we opening your THANKS the Wonky Background is inside same color like your Heart
    coool I love the Idea
    so creative
    Adorable Post and thanks for sharing
    Love them both of your card

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  159. Love your idea in the mirror card. The sequins make it look like lights. It's hard to choose a favorite with this release. I'm torn between the Otters and the Wonky Backgrounds!

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  160. Beautiful card!!!! So talented! Thanks for sharing

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  161. Great cards! Sparkly and shiny as only you can do!

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  162. Great cards. This release is so fun.

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