Monday, September 14, 2015

Celebrating Cath + Technique Tuesday Blog Hop

Hi everyone! Happy Monday! I'm in a very special blog hop today:


I am super-duper thrilled to be sharing projects using the new Technique Tuesday stamps and dies by Cath Edvalson! :) You can check out the new stamps and dies HERE. Aren't they fabulous?

To celebrate the release, there's a special hop today. You should be coming from Kimberly's blog, or if you want to start from the beginning, the Technique Tuesday blog.

Here's what I made:

For You

I made a set of cards with the inlaid die-cutting technique. First, I die-cut the Garden Flowers dies in white and trimmed down the base flower to make  a backing. Next, I used old Mint Julep BasicGrey papers to die-cut the outline flower. My Big Shot got a work-out! I know Cath likes homespun designs, and these papers reminded me of her. :)

For You


I in-laid the pieces and made a couple of flowers at once. It's not a 10-minute card, but this technique is great for card sets (and using up 6x6 paper pads).

Next, I stamped a leaf from the Garden of Life stamp set and stamped a few yellow flowers in the background. The sweet sentiment is also from the set. This die is *perfect* for this technique!


For You


Here's my next card:

Friend


This card uses the same stamps and dies for a very different look. I started by stamping the leaves from the Garden of Life set. I partially colored the leaves with Copics and fussy cut them. I love the boldness of these stamps! Next, I die-cut the Garden of Life flower base die on vellum and heat embossed the flower.

I layered a Citrus Bliss paper and a chipboard frame. For the sentiment, I die-cut the "friend" sentiment from the Garden of Life set in charcoal grey. Here's a close-up:


Friend


Giveaway
Technique Tuesday is giving away three prizes! One winner will receive all five of Cath's new products (wow!). The other two winners will receive $25 gift certificates to Technique Tuesday. The winners will be randomly chosen from all of the comments left during the hop.

To enter, leave a comment here and at each of the blog hop stops. The more comments you leave, the more chances to win! You have until midnight PST on September 16th to leave comments, and the three winners will be announced on the Technique Tuesday blog on September 18th. 

Here's the whole list:

Jocelyn Olson <-- You are here.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Next on the hop is the awesome Tobi. Have a great day!


157 comments:

  1. Love the paper pieced card set, so girly!!

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  2. I love your in-lay technique! Your card is so inspiring!

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  3. Oh wow! Love your cards especially the first one...the inlaid is beautiful!

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  4. Love the inlaid card, awesome idea!

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  5. Creative and inspiring! Lovely cards!

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  6. Oh my gosh, what works of art!! The inlaid flowers are over the top, love them! You are right, the bold images really are nice. Love how your two cards show how the dies and stamps can be used in such different ways!

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  7. Cute tags and card. Love this new stamp and die set.

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  8. Your bold color work is right up my alley, Jocelyn! Love these cards!

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  9. Beautiful!!!! LOVE it so much Jocelyn!

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  10. Just love that inlaid, garden quilt flower!

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  11. These are just lovely! I really like the patchwork look of the first card!!

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  12. Two awesome cards! Both unique in feel. Love them equally!
    Congrats to Cath!

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  13. Super cute cards! Loving the inlaid flower ones.

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  14. Love the inlaid flower!! I am just loving this set!!

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  15. These cute little cards look like little quilts!

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  16. I like how your paper choice, made the flower look quilted.

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  17. Oh, these are gorgeous, Jocelyn!! Love!

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  18. Love your unique style on the first one, so beautifully highlighted the inlaid one and love how you incorporated in a different version with the beautiful chipboard combination, totally popped up the beauty of this flower!!!!

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  19. LOVE the inlaid card. So beautiful.

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  20. I really like your homespun designs for Cath! Beautiful cards!

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  21. I think you meant 'heart-spun' Jocelyn... just so lovely!! I'm thinking of a little zippy bag-full of future flowers!!! Thank you!
    =]

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  22. LOVE the first two cards - a lot of work but such beautiful results! Also love the bold look of the last card!

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  23. I love inlaid die cutting soooo cool!

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  24. Awesome cards..I loved the unique collage flowers !

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  25. I love the first card. it will be attractive to all quilters, for sure! Great work!

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  26. How cute are those paper-pieced quilted flowers?!!!

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  27. God bless your patience for all of that inlay work. Beautiful result

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  28. Ummm, knock my socks off why don't ya?!!!! OMG, Jocelyn, that inlaid flower is (insert angels singing the Hallelujah Chorus here lol!), I don't even have words!

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  29. Your first card look like a quilt, I like it. Very nice job!

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  30. oh my, I have so many quilter friends who would love this.

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  31. Love the quilted look of the inlaid flower!! Beautiful!!!

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  32. I'm sure that quilted card must have taken forever, but so worth the effort!! Just beautiful!!!

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  33. I'd have to keep the pieced card and frame it or something! Or give it to an appreciative quilter friend who wouldn't toss it. You have amazing style versatility, too. Love both cards!

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  34. I just love the cheeriness of the paper-pieced flower! It was totally worth the time it took.

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  35. Amazing paper piecing in those intricate flowers. Stunning. Also love the clean look of your 2nd card.

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  36. Both designs are lovely, but the happy quilted flowers really make me smile!

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  37. Those inlaid flowers nearly blew me away! So gorgeous!

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  38. Oh my gosh, I especially like your first cards; they look just like beautiful, little quilts! Great creativity--thanks for sharing!

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  39. Beautiful cards. But I must say that inlaid one is what really caught my eye. It reminds me of a quilt. Great way to make use of the die.

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  40. Wow, awesome job on the "quilted" flowers on your set of cards - it's stunning!

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  41. Really like the "homespun" card - a lot of work, but the result is worth it - plus it so lends itself to making a SET so you can use up all those diecuts! LOL!

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  42. I love everything about Cath's new products. Thank you for your inspiration and for the chance to win!

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  43. How cool! Love your first technique with the die. The possibilities are endless!

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  44. LOVE your first card Jocelyn - absolutely beautiful with that simple, warm, homespun feeling to it (like a quilt)! LOVE Cath's Garden of Life stamp and die sets!

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  45. Your quilted flowers are delightful!

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  46. Love your cards. They are perfect for my quilting friends.

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  47. The homespun look of the inlaid flowers is just fabulous!

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  48. Wow! I LOVE the quilting flowers! Fantastic! Your cards are always amazing, thank you for the inspiration:)

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  49. I love the patchwork flower. A lot of work but well-worth the effort.
    the second card is great too.
    thanks for sharing some wonderful cards.

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  50. The patchwork quilt looking flowers are awesome!!

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  51. Such a pretty flower die and stamp. I love your paper pieced flower.

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  52. Your cards are so pretty! I love the way you used the dies and papers.

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  53. WOW, I knew this flower die was versatile, but I didn't realize how much until I saw your card. SO COOL. I love it.

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  54. Beautiful cards! Love the quilt-inspired flowers! Thanks for sharing!

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  55. Oh. My. Gosh. These quilted cards are FABULOUS.

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  56. Both the cards are stunning! I was hoping to see some inlaid die cutting, and your first card totally rocks it! And the second is so graphic and bold!

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  57. I love the patchwork quilt look of the flower on your first two cards and the clean bold lines combined with a smooth copic blend on your third. WOW!!

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  58. Wow on the inlay! Looks fantastic, totally worth the time! And that blue embossing is so striking on the second card. Love the modern kind of scandinavian feel of it!

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  59. So pretty! Looks like a patchwork quilt. I love inlaid die cutting and these flowers are perfect for it.

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  60. The the folksy take on both your cards today!

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  61. Jocelyn! The paper pieced inlay die cut is GORGEOUS! So pretty!!

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  62. What CUTE cards! I am so inspired to start die cutting, just bought a Sizzix and can't wait now to get home to try this...such fun cards you have made with Cath's wonderful items. Gloria

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  63. Love the inlaid technique! It made a beautiful card!

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  64. These are awesome! That die cut flower was amazing!

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  65. Oh WOW!! These are STUNNING!!! I love the first one with the patterned paper!!!

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  66. Wow! The quilted-like card is wonderful! Thanks!

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  67. Your paper piercing is beautiful! I love this die set.

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  68. I admire your dedication to the inlaid die cut cards. I like this technique but on a smaller scale. The second cards really highlights how versatile the stamp set is. Terrific cards. Thanks

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  69. Absolutely beautiful cards. I love this die it is really beautiful and intricate!

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  70. Pretty combination of patterns. Thanks

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  71. AWESOME.. I love the patchwork look of the card.

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  72. The patchwork/inlaid look is FANTASTIC.

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  73. WOW! You knocked it out of the park!

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  74. Great, if time-consuming, idea to inlay the patterned paper. The result is beautiful.

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  75. love your cards - they are simple, fresh and colorful

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  76. OH WOW was the words that came out when I saw the inlaid flower. Thanks for sharing your very patient creativity.

    Barb Housner

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  77. WOWZERS - you did amazing with these new products and you have showcased them in such a way that they have knocked my socks off!!!! Love your designs!!

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  78. Wow, that inlaid effect is just gorgeous and so impressive! Love your cards

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  79. Wow is all I can say your cards are Fab!!

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  80. Okay I love the patchwork flower card. So cute and colorful

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  81. Love the inlaid die cut cards for that quilty look, and the gorgeous blue embossed vellum flower and yellow comic leaves is a stunning color combo! Beautiful cards!

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  82. The second card was lovely. But, the first card was just over the top. I have done some piecing with dies and I know how time consuming it can be and how precision is absolutely essential to have a satisfactory end product. You did a fabulous job. Love it.

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  83. The second card was lovely. But, the first card was just over the top. I have done some piecing with dies and I know how time consuming it can be and how precision is absolutely essential to have a satisfactory end product. You did a fabulous job. Love it.

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  84. Oh, the detail of the flowers. Beautiful!

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  85. Oh my, how fun is that patchwork flower!!

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  86. Love it! Especially the first cards.

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  87. I love the down home cozy feel of the first card!

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  88. Oh wow! The patchwork inlay must have taken FOR-EVER! But such an amazing card! LOVE both projects!

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  89. Oh wow! The patchwork inlay must have taken FOR-EVER! But such an amazing card! LOVE both projects!

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  90. Love the new dies and stamps. Thanks for the giveaways!

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  91. Oh my goodness! Love the paper piecing!! So pretty!

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  92. Gorgeous Cards. The paper-piecing is so lovely.

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  93. Especially love the "quilt" look using the patterned paper. So sweet.

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  94. The first card reminds me of a patchwork quilt made from scraps, how beautiful. The second card has a much more contemporary feel. Amazing how the two cards have such a different feel. Great job!

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  95. I love paper piecing, this is beautiful.

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  96. What a fun idea to use patterned paper behind this cool die - Awesome!!!

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  97. Great tags and card I love those dies and the patch work quilt look. Awesome work

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  98. Love how fun and colorful your cards are.

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  99. Especially love the first card that reminds me of a quilt.

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  100. I love the combination of yellow and blue. So pretty.

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  101. You gave your are a workout as well! Great job!

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  102. The inlaid technique makes them look like quilts - cool

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  103. The inlaid technique is wonderful! Love the colors!

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  104. The inlay you did on the first card is so beautiful! I have to try it! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

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  105. Fabulous job in-laying those flowers. Wow!

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  106. Oh, your patchwork flower is fabulous!

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  107. Absolutely love the quilted look of the first card. The second card was lovely.

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  108. I love that first card that looks like a mosaic - great job!

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  109. Your paper pieced flower is gorgeous! I am also a quilt maker so was intrigued by this technique.

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  110. Cool inlaid technique. Your cards are lovely.

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  111. WOW! Loved both designs but the inlaid flower knocked my socks off! Beautiful!

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  112. BEAUTIFUL cards Jocelyn!!!
    LOVE the inlaid flowers, such PRETTY patterned papers & layers, LOVE your friend card too, the design is SO ELEGANT!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing your CREATIVE INSPIRATION :)

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  113. Great and colorful inlaid florals!

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  114. Great and colorful inlaid florals!

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  115. I love the paper pieced flower Jocelyn and what a great way to use up small pieces of patterned paper and the finished result is just so pretty, the second card is much simpler but equally as lovely. x

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  116. Beautiful cards! The quilted effect on the first is wonderful.

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  117. That paper pieced in laid card is gorgeous. Love it!!!

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  118. LOVING LOVING LOVING!! Just BEAUTIFUL Paper Piecing!! =) THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

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  119. I love the quilted feeling of the flowers.

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  120. Gorgeous piecing! They remind me of the depression era floursack quilts.

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  121. The inlaid flowers are beautiful!

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  122. Love the homespun look....who would have thought? Great idea.

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  123. I love the simple design of the cards.

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  124. I love the patchwork look of the inlaid flower tags! And the more graphic look of the third card. Great ways to show off Cath's new stuff!

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  125. Your in-lay work and detail is STUNNING.
    So gorgeous. You just want to frame it.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  126. Oh Jocelyn, your cards are beautiful. Love the quilted flowers! :-)

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  127. Beautiful cards! What a great inlaid technique... This die is perfect! Thanks for the great inspiration!!

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  128. I like the inlaid idea, could use the smaller scraps I have from some papers I just love and can't throw out! Thanks for sharing.

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  129. Love your vintage colors in the first card.
    Carol b

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  130. I love how you used the inlaid die technique!

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  131. I love all the layering, great card !!!

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