Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Spellbinders and Unity Stamp Company Blog Hop - Day 2

Welcome to our TWO-day event!
 


You should be joining me from Wendy Chang's blog, if not then head to the beginning at the Unity Stamp Co. Blog.

With all the blog-swaps that are happening out there lately, I can't think of one more exciting than when the amazing women of SPELLBINDERS™ get together with the rock stars of UNITY STAMP COMPANY!

We can't wait to show you a special line of coordinating products featuring SPELLBINDERS dies and SAMANTHA WALKER for Unity Stamp Co. rubber stamps!
  
Not only are we thrilled to be collaborating on such a special 2-day event, but ONE of you will win ALL of the coordinating stamps and dies from the Samantha Walker collection! We will also have 1 winner each day from the comments that will receive 1 Samantha Walker stamp set and coordinating dies.

So be sure to enjoy our hop both days, leave comments on all of the blogs each day and check back to see if you won!

(Winners will be posted on Wednesday, October 19th on the Unity Blog and Spellbinders Blog.)

When I received my stamps...I got to playing and could not stop! I made three cards for you! I am such an over-achiever! I concentrated on the Orchard Harvest Tags and Accents die templates and stamps.


For this first card I paired the Orchard Harvest set with Lacey Ovals and lots of ink! I stamped each image, then cut and embossed with the die templates. I then inked each diecut again. Yum!


You can see the dimension here!

For the next card, paired the Orchard Harvest stamps with the Ornate Artisan Tags and Accents die templates and stamps, and some oval templates. It so fun to play around with different combinations!


The Graphic45 paper is so bright and pretty and reminds me of the beauty of chrysanthemums which bloom in the fall in many areas of the USA. I made a rolled flower from some felt and the Spiral Blossom One die template. It's a perfect match for the fall flowers in the paper.


I trimmed away some of the flower to make a smaller blossom, then added some leaves.

My last card is actually the first card I made. I was not happy with it, which is why I kept making more cards! I was using Kaleidacolor ink pads to ink the stamps, which worked great, but I just could not seem to make the card look like I wanted. But, no effort wasted, so here it is anyway!


Again, you can see how the stamps work with the embossing feature of the die templates to create stunning, layered looks!


That's it for me. Now please head over to Shemaine Smith's blog (click the graphic below)!


Supply List:

Spellbinders™  Products:
S5-073 Orchard Harvest Tags and Accents
S5-070 Ornate Artisan Tags and Accents
S4-328 Foliage
S4-314 Lacey Ovals
S4-110 Classic Ovals LG
S4-111 Classic Scalloped Ovals LG
S4-351 Spiral Blossom One
Grand Calibur™ Die Cutting Machine

Unity Stamp Company Products:
Orchard Harvest Tags and Accents (by Samantha Walker)
Ornate Artisan Stackers (by Samantha Walker)

Other:
Cardstock: American Crafts Coffee; Neenah Natural White; Bazzill Kraft
Designer Paper: Echo Park Little Boy Road Map, A Walk in the Park; My Mind's Eye Darling Deer; Graphic45 Domestic Goddess Farmer's Market
Ink: Tsukineko Kaleidacolor Cappuccino Delight, Autumn Leaves Rainbow Dye; Clearsnap Colorbox Yellow Citrus, Lime Pastel, Warm Red, Tangerine, Yellow Cadmium, Blush Rose, Burnt Sienna, Amber Clay, Olive Pastel, Dark Moss Fluid Chalk Ink; Clearsnap Decades Triumphant Red Dye Ink
Ribbon: craft supply
Felt: craft supply
Twine: Westrim Crafts
Buttons: Buttons Galore and More
Adhesives: tape runner, foam squares Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L; craft adhesive dots Glue Dots; glue 

139 comments:

  1. Very pretty..the inking really adds depth.

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  2. I love them all! The papers, stamps and dies are gorgeous!

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  3. Three fabulous cards!

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  4. I wasn't going to get these stamps but have now added them to my wish list!

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  5. Beautiful cads! Nice colors!

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  6. wow.. gorgeous cards. love the colours!

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  7. gorgeous! i think the leaves have won hands down as my favorite stamp/die.

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  8. I think all your cards are amazing. We are our own worst critics.

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  9. These cards are so great! I love the papers you chose, they go perfectly together, and I really get the feeling of fall from all of these. Gorgeous!

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  10. I really like all three cards you made! Great work!! The layering looks wonderful and really adds dimension to the cards. Thanks for doing the close up shots so we could see the layers better!

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  11. Three fabulous cards love all the texture and detail.
    Marilyn

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  12. each more beautiful, love this stamps die combo

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  13. What a lovely set of cards! LOVE them all!

    housesbuiltofcards@gmail.com
    www.housesbuiltofcards.blogspot.com

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  14. Gorgeous cards! Love the extra dimension!

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  15. I really appreciate the supply list when you do things, it helps me to know what to buy! love you cards and ideas!

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  16. These cards are really beautiful. The colours and details are awesome!

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  17. All three cards are fantastic! I really love the twine and button on the first card! Such a great touch!

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  18. I like your cards, also the last one, your first one!

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  19. Each of your cards is GORGEOUS, but I'm in LOVE with that last one!!! WOW!!!

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  20. Enjoyed ALL three cards! Thanks for sharing the one you didn't "bond" with. :)

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  21. These cards turned out great!

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  22. Your cards are so very fall-like! Love the warmth of them!

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  23. Have to say i love them all but the second one just jumps out at me, love everything about it.
    Kitty

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  24. BEAUTIFUL cards, the middle one is my favorite, love the colors!

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  25. Wonderful cards.... and the third one is my favorite :D

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  26. I'm loving the fall colors even more than usual!!!!!!

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  27. Lovely cards. the colors and textures are just perfect! Great work!

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  28. Lovely cards! The colours are fabulous.

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  29. Beautiful cards, love the colors and the texture, thank you so much for sharing them.

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  30. Supper Awesome cards love the way you have layered everything love the colors and the papers are perfect. thanks for sharing and for the chance to win.
    abbraddock@msn.com

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  31. I loved all your cards! What great colors and textures. Great dies and stamps! They are on my wish list!

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  32. Inspiration overload! Thanks so much!

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  33. You were industrious!

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  34. Fall colours are my favourites -- thank you!

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  35. What awesome cards, a lot of detail that you put in. My kind of card thanks for sharing with us.

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  36. Love all of the cards. They are stunning.

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  37. Oh My - each one is more beautiful than the one before - simply love what you did with this set.

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  38. Just ditto to all the great comments. Beautiful cards and I do love those leaves.

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  39. Beautiful- I love the designs and papers!

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  40. Beautiful cards! Love the colors and how you used the stamps and dies.

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  41. Your cards are all wonderful! LOVE the embossed, die-cut leaves!! Gorgeous! God Bless.

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  42. gosh, I don't even know where to being....these are all beautiful! I think the third one is my fave....love it!

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  43. Wow, these are all great cards. TFS.

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  44. Very pretty fall cards! Thank you for sharing and inspiring!

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  45. Your cards are beautiful...

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  46. All 3 cards are beautiful, can't say I'd pick a fav! Love the leaves! These sets are on my wish list! TYFS

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  47. all very nice cards! You have such a knack for putting paper combos together. :)

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  48. Love all the projects! The colors, the patterns, the details and all are just so pretty.

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  49. Your cards are gorgeous as always (one of your followers already)! Love the paper combination and the texture and detail on the leaves! TYFS your creations with us all today :)

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  50. Love how the stamps and dies work together. Add a little texture, and it's perfection!

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  51. WOW! These are amazing cards. I especially love the first fall one :)

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  52. I love the leaves.

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  53. Wow, these are all so pretty! I really love all of the inking you did on the indivual parts.

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  54. Fabulous cards! love the way you use the Orchard Harvest stamps!

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  55. love every card! the embossing, distressing, and inking. Just beautiful!
    kacee

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  56. LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!!!!!!
    WYME98@YAHOO.COM

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  57. Great cards Gloria! Love the fall theme!

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  58. Lovely cards here too. You girls are just fantastic here these days.

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  59. Beautiful cards!! You did an awesome job with the stamps, dies and papers..they all blended together so well..such a great job on all of them.

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  60. Lovely fall cards! Thanks for sharing them with us!

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  61. Three lovely cards - got to say number two is my favourite :)

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  62. you have been busy - these are all so stunning!

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  63. love all the layering ... very pretty.

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  64. absolutely beautiful cards!!! Great work!!

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  65. These are stunning! Love the dimension!

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  66. Fabulous cards - each one is absolutely delicious!

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  67. Love the cards! The leaves, the colors, the paper, and that button on the first card!!

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  68. Love how you are showing us the details photos, this way you can see even better how gorgeous these are! I love the pear and the leaves and you've made gorgeous cards with them!!
    Hugs, Wendy

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  69. Love the distressing... Beautiful.
    I just heart spellbinders
    and you designers did a fabby job on the hop

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  70. These dies and stamps are totally awesome! Many ways to use them. On my wish list. Your designs are beautiful. TFS and a chance to WIN!

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  71. gorgeous card.
    Julie

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  72. Three Great Cards--love the colors and the layouts of each of them!

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  73. Very kewl! I love the autumnal feel! TFS!

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  74. I think they are all beautiful cards!! Love the Kaleidacolor ink (I have a couple of those and haven't used them in forever I am so pulling them out now - love it!!)

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  75. Those stamps are gorgeous!

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  76. These are very nice fall cards! I love the color combinations!

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  77. All of your colors are so beautiful! Love those colors and fun designs.
    Yea for overacheivers

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  78. Love how the stamps and dies work together. You have been bussy! Greetz, Gerrina

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  79. ALL your cards are amazing! Love those leaves!

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  80. Great fall cards! I really like them all! My fav is the last though! I love the collage on the bottom! TFS!

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  81. Very Pretty Fall Colors!!

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  82. Beautiful fall cards. Love the rolled flower, stamps and dies.
    God bless,
    Peggy Allen

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  83. I like all of the cards but my favorite has to be the one with the seed packet paper. I love your use of the felt flower. Very rich!

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  84. You could have stopped with the first card but I am glad you didn't. They are all wonderful. I love Graphics 45 papers also.

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  85. Oh your cards are beautiful! Love them all.

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  86. Love your fall cards. Such pretty colors. You really showed the versatility of the dies and stamps. Thanks!

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  87. yor cards are great hun xx

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  88. Gorgeous cards! Love your style!

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  89. Just a gorgeus and stunning card !!!
    I love them all! The papers, stamps and dies are gorgeous!
    Kisses and huges from Brazil
    Cynthia

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  90. Awesome projects! love the warm fall colors, and the texture on the leaves, sooooo cool!

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  91. Great cards. Love the papers you chose.

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  92. Yep I most definitely need this set. Love the cards. Just great.

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  93. Love all three cards! Colors fit nicely. And using my favorite, Orchard Harvest.

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  94. These are so gorgeous! I love the leaves and the pear, especially!

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  95. I love all of your cards - the colors and layering are amazing!
    Unity and Spellbinders make an awesome combo!

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  96. I love all your cards. Simply lovely.

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  97. Lovely cards. The second card is my favorite with the gorgeous Graphic45 papers and felt flower. Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful cards. Have a great week!

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  98. All three of your cards are just fabulous. Love the papers and the embossing. Thanks for sharing.

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  99. Love these leaves! Awesome job!

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  100. What beautiful fall cards. Love them all!!!! Great color choices.
    Marcie

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  101. Beautiful card - even the last one that you didn't like. It is beautiful too! We are so hard on ourselves and don't always appreciate our creations.

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  102. Lovely fall cards!

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  103. Beautiful fall cards. love them all. great layering and coloring. loveyour details of ribbon, flower, button, and twine. thank you.

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  104. Beautiful cards. I love those stamps and dies. Adding them to my wishlist.

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  105. Absolutely gorgeous!
    hugs,
    Gini
    beadz@bellsouth.net

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  106. So detailed, I love all of them!

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  107. Wow, three fantastic projects! I'm only sorry Fall doesn't last longer after seeing these leaves!

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  108. I really like all of your cards, but I love the one made with Graphic 45 paper. Gorgeous!

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  109. Great fall card.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

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  110. Beautiful autumn cards! Love all the detail.

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  111. wow great cards, hate to have to pick one...would be a real challenge, love them

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  112. Gloria, I always am excited to see your work. You are an inspiration to me to create.

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  113. I'm glad you're an overachiever, because I enjoyed all three cards! Thanks for the crafty inspiration and chance to win. :)

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  114. Thanks for being an overachiever.. I loved all your cards... the first one you made was great but loved the other two also...
    lauraleed48atlivedotca

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  115. All 3 cards are beautiful! I just love the colours and the layering!

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  116. love all the leaves from the stamps and spellbinders

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  117. Lovely set of cards. Love that embossing and inking on the leaves.

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  118. Beautiful fall cards! Love them all!

    angela at alexfam dot com

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  119. Awesome cards, so pretty.

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  120. what beautiful cards!

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  121. Stunning...very pretty! Love all three cards. Thank you for showing your wonderful creativity!

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  122. THANKS SO MUCH for the chance to win!! I'd just LOVE to have this whole collection!! =) Your project is just AWESOME!! Have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

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  123. Well all 3 are FANTASTIC!

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  124. All three of your cards are fantastic! Your inking really brings out the embossing. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  125. Very pretty fall cards!

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  126. Wonderful cards. Love the papers you used!

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  127. All of your cards are just gorgeous Gloria!
    Thank you so much for sharing!

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  128. I really love Fall colors and the leaves I adore! I especially like the Gather Together card! Very beautiful.

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  129. All these cards are amazing. I love the sponging, the leaves, and that beautiful flower!

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  130. Love your cards! Very pretty, love the layered leaves!

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