Friday, July 24, 2015

Altenew July Release Blog Hop

Hi everyone! It's Friday--woo hoo!


Today, Altenew is having a blog hop to celebrate its July Stamp Release! Yeah! The July release includes nine new sets, which are available now in the Altenew store. If you're hopping along, you should be coming from May's blog. Here's the complete list:


I made two projects with the new stamps:

Lily Thanks

First up, I used the new Layered Lily set. This gorgeous flower has a whopping five layers (I only used four). Taking inspiration from Aga's card, I inked up the layers in lighter Altenew inks. I fussy cut the flower and inked up the leaf in the set.

I stewed over what to do with the background, but it dawned on me to stamp one of the lily layers in Frosty Pink. It made a cool background! I finished the card off with the sentiment from the same Layered Lily set. Here's a close-up:

Lily Thanks


For my second card, I went cute:

Happy World

Seriously, folks, I think I would buy the set just for this sentiment. :) I used the new Halftone Happy set, which is full of fantastic and different sentiments (like the one I used in my card).

I stamped the "happy" in Coral Berry, fussy cut the word, and stitched it to the Studio Calico patterned paper. Next, I stamped the second sentiment (also from Halftone Happy) and layered it with foam tape. Here's a close-up:

Happy World

I used two of the nine new sets, so be sure to hop along and see the other sets. :)

Prizes: There are two ways to win!

To celebrate this release, Altenew will draw three winners who will each receive a $50 gift certificate to their online store. Please leave a comment on the Altenew blog by Friday, July 31st 11:59pm EST for a chance to win. The winners will be announced on Saturday, August 1st.

Altenew is also offering a $30 gift certificate for comments on this blog post. For a chance to win this extra gift certificate, please leave a comment on my post by Friday, July 31st at 11:59pm.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Next up on the hop is the fabulous Aga. I'm sure you're in for a treat!


Supplies
Lily Thanks
Stamps: (sentiment, flower, leaf from Layered Lily) Altenew
Ink: (Frosty Pink, Coral Berry, Buttercream, Jet Black) Altenew; (Coral Brilliance) Tsukineko; (white Mister Huey's) Studio Calico; (gold mist) Lindy's Stamp Gang
Embellishments: (chipboard frame) Crate Paper; (sequins) Studio Calico; (white cord) Hemptique

Happy World
Stamps: (sentiments from Halftone Happy) Altenew
Ink: (Coral Berry, Jet Black) Altenew
Patterned paper: (cloud from a Studio Calico kit); (polka dot from Summertime) October Afternoon
Embellishments: (yellow and white cord) Lawn Fawn

352 comments:

  1. Two beautiful cards! I love the stamped background you created using the same floral stamp on the first card...very clever!

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  2. Beautiful cards especially the first one....love the stamp set.

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  3. I am loving this release. Love the flower and definitely have to have the Happy set! LOVE The paper you paired it with. just perfect!

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  4. Love your cards! The lily stamp is definitely my favourite in this release and the way you've created the stamped background is inspired!

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  5. Another beauty made with the lily stamp!

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  6. First card is very beautiful with soft and subtle tones and the second one is so pretty and cheerful.. :)

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  7. Ooo, the happy little clouds card is super cute, i love the texture on the happy stamp.

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  8. Love those Altenew layered flowers gorgeous!

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  9. Two beautiful cards. Just love them and the new stamps!

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  10. I absolutely ADORE the background you created on the lily card!! That happy card is so cute and I love the clouds and sky you created in the background.

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  11. Love the pretty and the cute. That lily turns out so beautifully. Love the colors on both cards, too.

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  12. The lily and the happy stamps are my favorite from this wonderful new release. Your color choices are lovely as is the composition.

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  13. Love how your color choices make the flower look so different. Love that happy, happy card :)

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  14. Awesome flowers, so cute and beautiful card! Thank you

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  15. Awesome couple of cards -- I love the frame card best~

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  16. Your lily is so soft and lovely. I dont know why but clouds (the white fluffy kind) even paper ones, make me smile. TFS.

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  17. Beautiful.... lovely colors and detail!

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  18. Beautiful cards - love their tenderness :)))

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  19. Holy fuhshizzle, this is amazing! Love how you used the lily in your background.... what an absolutely stunning card. I get so much inspiration from these blog hops. Love it!

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  20. love the colors you used for your layered lily - must have that stamp set!! gorgeous!

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  21. Love the background you created with one of the Lily layers- looks fabulous with the rest of the design. The second card is just too sweet!!

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  22. Beautiful card. That lily is turning into a must have rapidly.

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  23. Layered lilly card=fabulous! The "Happy" card makes me smile. Love them both.

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  24. Love both of these cards! That halftone Happy is terrific and the images from these new stamp sets, just gorgeous!

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  25. Two Great Cards..I too like the Happy words...Thanks!!

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  26. SO lovely!
    I like your combination of colors for the Lily!! TFS

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  27. Very clever idea to use one layer of the lily as the background. Fabulous card overall !

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  28. LOVE these cards! The background on the first one looks amazing! I love the second too, so cute and the sentiment is sooo fun!

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  29. I love the way you created your background for the lily card, often get stuck on that part of creating a card. Both cards are just awesome!

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  30. I love the cards -- they make me happy :)

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  31. I follow Altenew on Instagram and like on Facebook :)

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  32. Oh wow these cards are so gorgeous. Just stunning.

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  33. These are fantastic. I love that the world needs more Happy card. Adorable and true!! :)

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  34. Great cards! Love the way you used the lily stamp in the background

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  35. I just love EVERYTHING from your first card. The amazing ne stamp set (of course), the chipboard frame, the crisp black sentiment and the subtile background.. wow!

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  36. Love your cute cards, they are lovely!

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  37. Such beautiful cards. The flowers are gorgeous and I love how you made the background!

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  38. Oh both cards are so soft and sweet. Love your designs! tfs and inspiring! Hugs, Kristina

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  39. Loved the cards! All so fabulous. Really like the stamped background card with one of the lily layer stamp. Brilliant

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  40. This stamp with lilies is my favorite! And your second card is soooo cute! :)

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  41. I find that I always need cute and elegant cards with different sentiments. These are great inspitation! I also love anything flower right now so that really fits with what I have been creating.

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  42. What a great pair of cards. I just love the background on the first card... makes the flower pop!

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  43. I follow Altenew on Fb and Instagram.

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  44. Such pretty cards Jocelyn. Especially love the first one with the Layered Lily set. Such beautiful colors.

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  45. I love how you use one of the layers of the lily to make the background. You cant really tell its a flower. It kind of seems ink splotchy but still cohesive.

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  46. Love the lily card it is so dainty looking. Completely sold me on needing this set.
    The other is card great too a nice one to have on hand for many occasions

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  47. Love the lily card it is so dainty looking. Completely sold me on needing this set.
    The other is card great too a nice one to have on hand for many occasions

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  48. Love the lily card it is so dainty looking. Completely sold me on needing this set.
    The other is card great too a nice one to have on hand for many occasions

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  49. That lily card is drop dead gorgeous. *swoon* Very impressive.

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  50. That lily card is drop dead gorgeous. *swoon* Very impressive.

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  51. Beautiful cards! LOVE the happy clouds on the second one!!!

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

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  52. Gorgeous and cute cards, Jocelyn! I agree that the sentiments are worth the stamp set!

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  53. Beautiful cards. I like the way you used part of the lily for the background.

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  54. I love these kind of blog hops because I get to discover other card makers! These cards are my favorite so far, absolutely beautiful!!

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  55. Lovely cards Jocelyn! Thank you for the inspiration, have a wonderful weekend!

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  56. So beautiful! Thank you for sharing these gorgeous cards!

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  57. I have so many beautiful lilies blooming right now this is a treat to have such a detailed stamp!

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  58. really luv that background on the first card!!!

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  59. Really like the negative color effect, classy!

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  60. You are such a talented designer! Both cards are beautiful!

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  61. Both cards are happy. :) Love the joyful colors you used.

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  62. Jocelyn, I adore the softness in your creations today. Lovely images and backgrounds for them in your designs. Fabulous showcase!!! :)

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  63. Great Cards, love the Lily one. Wish there was a die for the lily because I am not good at fussy cutting, Thanks for the inspiration.\

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  64. Really Beautiful cards!! Love the soft colors!!

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  65. The lily layer is beautiful and you are right that HAPPY is fabU

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  66. Wonderful cards. New sets of stamps are awesome! I love your designs, I will certainly enlarges its collection for next. Thank you for the chance to win.
    hugs,
    BozenA

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  67. Gorgeous cards!!! First one is soooooooooooooooo pretty!!

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  68. The flower one on that first one is GORGEOUS! And I love that cute cloud paper for the second, perfect!

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  69. Love how you framed the sentiment and the pretty lily, but the happy clouds are too cute.

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  70. beautiful cards! love how you created the background on the flower card!

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  71. Both your cards are just too beautiful, great design and creativity!!

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  72. I follow Altenew on facebook too!!

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  73. Love the Layered Lily card ... the background almost looks like it is made of ink splashes ... great stamp versatility! Thank you for inspiring.

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  74. Your Happy card is so cute. Your smiling clouds made me smile.

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  75. Your cards are wonderful I love the lily stamped with the frame and backgrnd is awesome. Good job and thanks for sharing.

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  76. Such gorgeous and fresh cards! I really łike the delicate colours and these flower is stunning!

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  77. The lily stamp made a great background for your first card. The frame highlighted the sentiment so well.. I'm intrigued by the happy stamp for your second card. Love the sentiments that are in the same set. Thanks.

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  78. How beautiful! I love the soft colors and the use of the lily stamp in teh background was wonderfully creative.

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  79. Gorgeous floral SPLAT design for the background!

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  80. Both cards are absolutely beautiful!!!

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  81. Stunning! LOVE your background and Layered Lily is a definite must have for me!! TFS!

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  82. Fun use of a layer stamp for the background. Great idea. Lovely card.

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  83. Gorgeous! I love the colors used on your lily.
    Thanks
    Ang

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  84. What a great idea to use one of the flower stamps as the background -- just the perfect sploosh on the page. (Yes, I made up that word. lol) Great card!

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  85. Wow! Lovely and fresh cards. The little clouds on the second one make me smile.

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  86. Altenew has an other great release.

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  87. So pretty. I love the soft pink background you created on the first card. :)

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  88. I'm loving this layered lily stamp. Great card!

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  89. Love how you used the lily stamp set to custom make some background paper! Great use of stamps and so cute!

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  90. I really, really love the halftone happy stamp set, so very fun!

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  91. Such sweet cards. Love your soft muted colours :)

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  92. Your cards are beautiful Jocelyn, especially the first one. Its gorgeous.

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  93. The cards are absolutely gorgeous! Especially loved the first one! So elegant!

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  94. So pretty! Love all the layers.

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  95. Both cards are beaufiful, i just love the happy clouds in the second one what a great ideal.

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  96. Beautiful designs...LOVE them both!

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  97. That layered lily is beautiful!!! And your happy card totally made me smile! Love how bright and cheerful it is!!!

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  98. Very nice cards. The layering stamp set is fantastic.

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  99. great cards, love your colour choices

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  100. These are both sooo SWEET! Love!

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  101. Very pretty cards!! Lovely lily!!

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  102. Your stunning cards have sold me on the lily! Gorgeous!
    ~c

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  103. What a great background for your lily card and your happy card makes me smile!

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  104. I follow Altenew on Facebook and Instagram.

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  105. I love that halftone sentiment - I would buy the set just for that stamp alone! :) I love your first card - the background is super cool. Amazing how you were inspired to do that after stewing on it for a bit. Love how when inspiration just strikes out of nowhere.

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  106. Loved that first card. Your one layer stamped background looked to me like ink splatters...which I love. Was surprised to find out it was part of the layered flower. What a nice surprise.

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  107. Lovely cards! And yes - the world needs more happy :)

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  108. What a smart idea for the background in your forst card, it really looks soft and icy ;) As for the second card, oh my, i's beyond cuteness!!!!!!! I love it!!! ;) Hugs, Tasha

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  109. Love the first card so soft..

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  110. Such beautiful cards! So soft & pretty!

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  111. Love both of your fantastic cards! The background on the lily card is a brilliant idea. The soft watercolored look is amazing!

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  112. Beautiful! I especially like the lily card. The colors of both are so soft and pretty!

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  113. Both are sweet but the first one is my favorite.

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  114. So soft and beautiful! Love both of your cards!

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  115. Your idea to use part of the flower for the background? genius...

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  116. Two great cards with beautiful new products!

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  117. Jocelyn!!!! That lily jumps right off the page, into my cart, most likely! Fabulous cards!!!
    =] Michele

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  118. Oh so beautiful and Oh so pinned Jocelyn!

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  119. Two really beautiful cards, Jocelyn! So happy you were part of the hop!

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  120. I'm loving that lily set already - the lighter colors you used are so beautiful, and I love the soft background! Thanks for sharing these two cards with us - that SC paper is just the.cutest.ever. :)

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  121. Lovely cards and everyone needs a little "happy'!

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  122. Your cards are both absolutely gorgeous! Love the delicate colours xxx

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  123. Using the layer of the lily for your background was an inspiration; it turned out so pretty.

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  124. That lily card is just incredible!

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  125. Both of these cards are beautiful using the new stamps Jocelyn but I particularly love the lily and the way you have used the detailed part of the stamp for the repeat background which here has the look of an ink splat. x

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  126. I love both of your beautiful cards, that Lily set is one of my faves in this awesome release. I love the lily background, a great way to get more use out of your stamps! Thanks again!

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  127. Love the different layers!
    Thanks

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  128. Love both cards especially the ply card!

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  129. lovely cards, the happy card does just that make you happy, thank you for sharing

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  130. Love both of your cards!

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  131. LOVE YOUR CARDS, COULD NOT PICK A FAVORITE. BEAUTIFUL COLORS.

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  132. Gorgeous cards. I just love the lily, so beautiful.

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  133. WOW!! I love the stunning cards you created. That background on the first card is so cool looking!! I like the addition of the chipboard element. The second card is too cute. I love the fun clouds and the "happy" sentiment. What inspiration!

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  134. I agree... the world DOES need more happy! Thanks for sharing and what great cards!

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  135. I adore both the cards. The lily card is so pretty - I would never have thought of that background! And the happy card is so cute. Tottally in love wuth these 2 sets!

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  136. Love the background on the Lily card and cute smiling clouds on the second card.

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  137. Great cards & loved the background you created with the lily set~nicely done!

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  138. That abstract-ish background is super fun! Great idea.

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  139. Your layered lily card is stunning and your right, the background is just perfect. I would never, ever have thought of using one of layer stamps to create the background. I just LOVE it!

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  140. WOW....both cards are fantastic! LOVE the first one and the second....what a super cute and super happy card. Love them both ♥

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  141. I follow Altenew on both FB and IG ♥♥

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  142. LOVE your cards especially the lily one!!! Great new release:)

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  143. I love the colors you used the flower is beautiful!

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  144. That was such a clever idea to use part of the flower for the background. It was just the perfect addition. I love the Happy but yikes - cutting!!

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  145. Your lily card is beautiful and the happy card made me smile!

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  146. The background on the first card is just lovely, really compliments the focal image. And who can resist a "happy" cloud, right? Very cute!

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  147. I just love the halftone stamps! Your cards are GORGEOUS!!

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  148. These two are very opposite of each other, but couldn't be more perfect. I love your use of the soft ink for the background and the cute way you added the frame. The second card is just pure fun. Happy clouds! Love it!!

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  149. Lovely cards!! Love your background on the first and the smiley clouds on the second!!

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  150. loving that layered lily! And you're right the world def. needs more happy! Have to go look and see what else is included in that set.

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  151. Oh my stars...these cards!!!!! Wow!! They are so gorgeous! I loooooooove that flower card! It's mesmerizing! And the cloud paper with that brilliant pink sentiment is magic!! ❤️

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  152. I like the stamped background...I was looking atit wondering if you used a spatter stamp. Beautiful000

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  153. Gorgeous first card with the soft inks and florals. C. Love the fun feel of the last.

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  154. Pretty cards! Love the dimension on the first one. Thanks for sharing

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  155. Love these stamp sets and love your cards. Your colors are amazing. Thanks for sharing!

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  156. I love the colors of your layering!

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  157. Fabulous and pretty cards! I absolutely adore the layered lily!

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  158. Great cards...but the happy clouds made me smile...choose happy...

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  159. GREAT IDEA USING THE STAMP FOR THE BACK GROUND. AND WE ALL NEED MORE HAPPY!

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  160. Beautiful, wonderful cards!!! On the first one - I love the soft, sweet background!! And the second card is just so happy it made me grin!!! Thanks for 2 very excellent cards!!!

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  161. I am a liker of Altenew on Facebook as Taunya Jones Butler and I also follow them on Instagram as @taunyabutler!!!

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  162. So cute & lovely cards!! this new release is AWESOME so already placed an order! Thank you for the inspiration! Blessings!

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  163. Great cards! The 2nd one reminds me of a fun summer day. So neat!

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  164. Lovely cards! and a wonderful new release!

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  165. Great job on both cards. The first one is beautiful and the second one makes me smile!

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  166. That lily is gorgeous Jocelyn and the halftone happy I love love love.

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  167. Stunning colour combination for the lily!

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  168. Interesting ideas. Thank you for the opportunity.

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  169. Beautiful cards and such pretty colors!

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  170. Your cards are sooooo lovely and I really like that Happy sentiment also.

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  171. Ha! What an amazing idea to use one of the layering stamps to create a matching background!! Never seen this before and I love the idea!! This lilly is stunning & the soft colors you've used simply rocks!! Thanks so much for the inspiration! Yours, Steph
    www.CraftedBySteph.blogspot.com

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  172. Love your style and how you made the background.

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  173. Love the lily card - just fabulous

    Jackie

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  174. I really love your second card with the sentiment, the colors and the clouds are my favorite!

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  175. Both your cards are just beautiful ..I am such a fan of the way you put together all these different elements and create such a perfect balance in all your cards ..So inspired :)

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  176. Beautiful cards, love the details!

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  177. both cards are beyond gorgeous!!!

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  178. Your lily card is just so elegant! Love how you used the center of the lily for a bg.

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  179. Very beautiful cards. Great release.

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  180. I need this layered lily stamp set:) lovely cards!!

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  181. Super cute and elegant cards! The lily colours you used go so beautifully together!

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  182. I just love that word happy, it makes me happy just looking at it. I have really enjoyed looking at this new line of stamps. Now I just need to choose which set I want. This will be my first time playing with altenew sTamps. I try to buy the lowest price stamps so these are at least 5 dollars over my budget. I can see that there is a lot of technique that I can use in each set so the price is worth it, and I never win one of these blog hops so I know that I will have to purchase them myself,

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