Monday, February 26, 2018

Altenew Build-A-Flower Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello everyone!
I'm so happy and excited to be a part of today's Altenew Build-A-Flower Anniversary Blog Hop! You should have arrived here from the talented, Svitlana Shayevich's blog. If you're starting the hop from my blog, then no worries. I have the full blog hop list at the end of my post. 

I have two projects to share today, I made using the Altenew Build-A-Flower Peony Blossom set.


To create my card, I first stamped the solid image of the flowers from the Peony Blossom set on Neenah Solar White Classic Crest 110lbs cardstock using Lagoon ink. I then stamped the second layer of the flower, which was the detailed layer, using Volcano Lake ink and they were then die cut using the coordinating die.

I wanted to give the flowers a 3D look, so I embossed all the petals using an embossing ball tool. I layered two die cuts together to create one flower. The centres of the flowers were die cut out of white cardstock and then colored green using Bamboo ink.

The green leaves are also from the Peony Blossom set which were stamped on white cardstock using inks from the Tropical Forest collection. I also added some small fillers which were die cut from the Altenew Create A-Wreath die set out of silver glitter paper. I added some enamel dots on them to make them look like berries :) The small floral bunch on the right is from the Altenew Build-A-Flower Rose set and was stamped in black on white cardstock, die cut, and then colored using teal brush markers. 

The sending is a part of a sentiment stamp from the Altenew Adore You set, while the love die is from the Altenew Script Words die set. I die-cut the word thrice out of black cardstock, and layered one on top of the other, to give it a raised look.

I die cut the Cube Cover die to create the background for my card. I did some grey ink blending on the background using inks from the Rock collection. I matted the cube cover plate die cut over the grey background, and then finally matted that over some silver glitter paper to complete my card.


My next project is a small gift box. I wanted to create some Foamiran flowers using this die set and was really happy with the results. (In case you're wondering what Foamiran is, it's a very thin sheet of foam, generally 0.6 mm or 0.8 mm and comes in a wide variety of colors. They are extremely malleable and once heat set, retain their shape). I cut the Peony Blossom die out of White Foamiran sheets and inked them using Altenew Puffy Heart and Pinkalicious inks. I then heat embossed and curled the petals to give it the shape of a rose.

I made three roses, all in the same way and layered them together to create a cluster on my gift box. For the foliage, I used the Create-A-Wreath set again, which was cut out of silver glitter cardstock. I added enamel dots in teal and blue on the branches, just like I did in my card above. The green leaves are from the Peony Blossom set, and were stamped on white cardstock using inks from the Tropical Forest collection, and then die cut using the coordinating die.

The sentiment is from the Altenew Sketchy Floral set. I added few enamel dots and clear droplets to embellish my gift box.


Now for the most exciting part  - GIVEAWAYS! This time Altenew has two big giveaways.

Altenew Giveaway 1
Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to six lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog by Friday, March 2nd for a chance to win. Six winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 3/4/2018.
Altenew Giveaway 2
Place an order from the Build-A-Flower Collection from 2/26/2018 until 3/2/2018, and you will automatically be entered into a raffle for a chance to win a big prize! One lucky winner will be chosen to win a prize pack valued at over $120 including one Original MISTI stamping tool, Artist Markers Set C, and Soft Pastel 6 Mini Cube Set. No minimum purchase needed! A winner will be announced on March 4th on the Altenew Blogs.


Additional Giveaway:
I will also be giving away a $20 gift certificate to the Altenew store. For your chance to win, simply leave a comment below. I will announce the winner on my blog on March 2nd, 2018.

Blog Hop Order:
The next stop on the hop is Donna Mikasa's blog.

120 comments:

  1. Wow...The flowers are gorgeous..the colors used for flowers are so lovely...As always amazing creations Hussena...

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  2. Love both of them! First one for the colors and second for the blooms.

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  3. Wow just gorgeous, thank you for sharing and inspiring!

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  4. These are absolutely stunning!! I love the designs and details of both!! Amazing inspiration!!

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  5. Beautiful as always Hussena. Love your style totally.

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  6. Love the peony colors! Great way to make the flowers pop on the page. Love your ideas!!!

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  7. Hussena!!! How are these not just popping through my screen! So realistic, and gorgeous!
    =]

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  8. These are incredible! Who wouldn't love to get either of those?

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  9. Stunningly beautiful creation love it!
    Cheers

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  10. Wow!!! They are beautiful, Hussena! Love the teal flowers on the first card and the Foamiran roses are just gorgeous!!! Beautiful creations again!

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  11. Love how you paired the flowers with the dies... gorgeous!

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  12. Adore how you created the 3D flowers for your cards. Beautiful!

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  13. Beautiful! I love all the amazing dimension! ♥♥

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  14. Beautiful Foamirans...thanks for lovely inspirations!!

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  15. Uber Gorgeous creations!!Love the dimensional effect on first and handmade roses on the second!!!

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  16. Both cards are fabulous. Thankyou for the wonderful giveaway!

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  17. Your blooms are simply stunning! Love the die cut background of the card.

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  18. Wow, stunning! Your flowers just pop and the card designs are amazing! Definitely, my favourite post in the hop!

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  19. U always make beautiful creation!! I love both creation❤ it's give to me lots of inspiration🙂

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  20. Wow, this second card is beyond amazing.. I am still waiting for this s t to arrive and I wanted to do a paper flower with them but you rock it .. with the softness and the elegance of this card..

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  21. Giddy over your Lovely creations today Hussena! The Foamiran is new to me...must look into that:)) You wouldn't happen to have a video of how to shape these roses??

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  22. Quite impressive! I wasn’t familiar with Foamiran - thanks!

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  23. Beautiful layers and dimension. Thanks for sharing

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  24. Beautiful! All the details are stunning!

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  25. Love the background and layout on the first card.

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  26. This is by far my favourite card I have seen with this set! Just love the 3D effect and that cover-plate for the background. Jaw dropping!

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  27. WOW! These are STUNNING! Love the dimensions, colours, designs — LOVE all of it. So glad I bought the Peony Blossoms.

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  28. Oh, my...another craft supply to investigate. I would love to see this process in a video. The results are beyond beautiful. I have never heard of this---is it new or am I just way behind the times??? Thank you for some amazing projects.

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  29. Amazing colors and dimension on these gorgeous cards! These are so beautiful!

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  30. WOW! Great 3D effects. Love the card and especially love the shadow box. Thanks for sharing your talent.

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  31. Your cards are so stunning, the dimension makes them look fabulous!!

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  32. your card is stunning and super beautiful!!!

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  33. your coloring of the roses is amazing - they look like they're just popping off the card - beautiful!!

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  34. The 3D looks of these card are just stunning! Love, love, love the cards!

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  35. Wow....just WOW! Stunning creations. LOVE ♥

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  36. The dimension and detail in your cards is amazing. So beautiful. I love your use of the peonies.

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  37. Not only are these gorgeous cards, but the added dimension is amazing!

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  38. Your cards are amazing. Thanks so much for sharing...

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  39. OK, those are some AMAZING roses! awesome.. You should do a tutorial on the process.

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  40. OMG. These are absolutely awesome. I loved the first card then I came to your box. After picking my jaw off the ground at finding the roses to be foam... They look so real.

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  41. Gorgeous card! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  42. I've really liked the peony set and your card completely settled it...gonna have to get that set! And the flowers on the box, swoon!!

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  43. Just so beautiful. Love the colours and I know I shouldn't have favourites but this is my favourite of the blpg hop so far, no offence to the rest. This is my kind of style and the colours, layering and dimension is just fabulous. Love them!

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  44. I was in awe of your beautiful card with the blue flowers and then I saw the roses you made. OH my goodness - both are absolutely jaw dropping gorgeous!!!

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  45. I was so impressed with the flowers on your card and then I saw the roses on the gift box! You are very talented and your projects are absolutely stunning.

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  46. Wow both cards are gorgeous but those roses are extraordinary!

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  47. Stunning cards Hussena... Love both of them... Can't decide which one is better... you have magic in your hands.. Hugs xx Deepti

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  48. I already liked this Peony flower set, but after seeing the Foamiran roses, I'm in love with it. Gorgeous!

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  49. The box is STUNNING!!! The roses look life-like.

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  50. Your flowers are stunning! Those roses are amazing too. WOW. TFS

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  51. Wow, these are phenomenal projects! I love the teal flowers with the cube cover die background. It looks like the flowers are climbing a lattice fence. The gift box is gorgeous! The roses look so real.

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  52. Your cards are so elegant. Love the colors you chose to create your designs. Thanks for sharing!

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  53. Wonderfully elegant cards with amazing dimension. The cover plate die reminds me of a garden trellis, lovely.

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  54. Oh my the background stencil adds so much dimension and then you did a 3dflower!

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  55. WOW Hussena, these cards are gorgeous. A great new product I haven't tried before (Foamiran), looks beautiful.

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  56. Oh. My. Goodness. I knew you are a queen when it comes to the Altenew blooms and dimension, but this gift box is outta this world. What a fabulous idea, first of all. And then your execution is perfect, as always. And my favorite touch are the colorful little dots on those diving branches. I have so many flora/wreath dies but you make me want to add this one to my wish list...

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  57. The dimension in this card is amazing! You did a wonderful job, and I love the colors of those flowers! :)

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  58. Your flowers are amazing! Love the box and all those blooms! Beautiful!

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  59. Wow!!!Stunning projects Hussena...so elegant and beautifully designed and the foamiran flowers are incredible!!!

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  60. The first card was pretty and then I saw the flower blooms in the second and wow! A wonderful job creating these.

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  61. wow your creations are just gorgeous - thanks for sharing :)

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  62. Both the card and the box are beautiful creations and show off your amazing talent and eye for design and color! :)

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  63. This is such a wowser of a card......love it so much. Beautiful.,!!!!!

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  64. Such beautiful creations Hussena!! I love the foamiran roses. They are so pretty.

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  65. Stunning cards - love the popped up flowers.
    isoscia at aol dot com

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  66. Gorgeous cards! I love the dimension you gave to these flowers! Amazing!

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  67. Your card is so beautiful and ornate. The use of that amazing background pattern is perfect and the colors just pop. It's amazing and I'm so inspired. I'm so excited to see this celebration of flowers with 21 days left until spring. Thanks!

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  68. Both designs are fabulous. But the gift box with the 3d floweres shows a different way to use the die.

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  69. I have always been into flowers in a big way on all my cards. I love making 3D flowers for my cards and trying to get them as realistic as possible. These Build-a-Flower stamp and die sets are amazing for detail and make it easy to create stunning flowers. I already own two sets and look forward to adding to my collection. Thanks for all the wonderful inspiration! Your flowers look amazing!

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  70. The dimension in your cards are amazing. And those roses...I think that is one of the most beautiful cards I have ever seen!

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  71. Love your projects. The gift box is wonderful, and the Peony Blossom card is very beautiful and unique.

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  72. So beautiful! The flowers are just gorgeous -

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  73. Both of your cards are beautiful! I especially love the first one with the peony blossoms, the colors you chose are gorgeous!

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  74. Beautiful flowers! Those roses look real! Thanks for sharing your creativity!

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  75. Your cards are stunning. The colors and layouts are so eye pleasing and the flowers look so real. I really need to invest in Altenew flowers. Beautiful creations.

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  76. I love the 3D elements on your cards - they create such interest. I am especially impressed by the way you used multiple layers to create the roses. Awesome!

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  77. Love the colors and dimension on both projects.

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  78. Omg! So fabulous! The foamiran is amazing!

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  79. Wow! What incredibly lovely cards you've created. Your dimensional flowers are so beautiful and your dimensional backgrounds create the perfect framework for them. tfs

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  80. The gift box with the roses is amazing. The Peony Blossom set is so versatile!

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  81. Holy cow! Um... holy cow! Those belong in frames! The card is gorgeous and that gift box....wowza! Absolutely stunning! Well done! Bravo!

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  82. Is it possible that you create something and it's not gorgeous?Never !! Loved the embossed flowers on first card and didn't expect to see 3D flower with altenew supplies , beautiful gift box !

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  83. Awesome projects as usual Hussena !!! I love all your creations and these two are also added into the list !!! The box one is too good !!!

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  84. The flowers are mesmerizing. I am just blown over by the soothing colors and design of the card and the gift box is pristine and elegant.

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  85. Gorgeous die cuts and embellishments! Flowers are beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

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  86. Wow! I have never seen flowers like that made from does like these before, just stunning!!

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  87. Love the double layer peonies on your card and the gift box peonies are gorgeous!

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  88. Oh my goodness these creations are just amazing, I just love your background for your lovely flowers in the first, such a pretty arrangement. and the way you made those fabulous roses are Beautiful tops off your box wonderfully!

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  89. Woww!! GORGEOUS creations!! I lovvvve the first one a lot, with the teal shade and the fantastic ombre grey background for the cube set! That really highlights the beautiful blooms :) And the second one is STUNNING! The flowers are sooo real!

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  90. Gorgeous!! The flowers on both of the projects are just stunning. I love the cube cover die background on the card. It makes those flowers pop. I think I'm going to have to to find some of that fancy foam. Those roses just look so real. Love them!!

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  91. WOW !!! Those cards are WOW, stunning, wish I could do that.

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  92. Beautiful cards, so pretty, love them.

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  93. Woah! Amazing cards! I am stunned by how gorgeous they both are! The colors are fabulous. The first one is especially striking against the die cut background. And the flowers look so realistic on the second one! Thank you for inspiring me with your fabulous talent!

    Sammibug aka Samantha Houp aka Sammi

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  94. These are just WOW! That first one with the ombre gray panel beneath the cover and those gorgeous teal flowers, and the roses on the second card are fantastic!

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  95. This is just amazing! Both projects are so beautiful... love them !

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  96. I was already mesmerized by your card and then I scrolled down and saw your breathtaking box with the Foamiran roses! Absolutely divine! Definitely my favorite! TFS!

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  97. I was unfamiliar with foamiran, but wow! That's amazing what you can do with it (and, of course, the build-a-flower set). I've never gone super 3D on my cards, because I'm always mailing them, but I love to see what other people can do with it. Also, I love the ombre grey in the background of the first card. That's such a lovely backdrop to your beautiful flowers. Thanks so much for sharing and participating in this hop!

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  98. The roses you made are stunning. I will have to go check out foamiran!

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  99. Your cards are so breathtakingly beautiful!

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  100. Wow. I love your work. The peony card is delightful: love the colors,design and the depth of the background. And I would love to receive your gift box. Your foamiran roses are beautiful as is the box.

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  101. Lots of lovely inspiration in your designs. Have never heard of foamiran before, but will be keeping an eye out in the future!

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  102. Wow, what you did is beautiful! The first card is amazing and I so want to get a die cutter! You'd have to be so careful when you mail it though so the flowers don't get damaged.
    The roses on the box look real! They are so stunning! The box is really nice too. I hope whoever gets that box loves it as much as I did.
    Thanks for showing us your pretty card and that gorgeous box. Thanks also for giving us the chance to win something.

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  103. Your cards are to great for words having a hard time here but beautiful is an understatement.

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  104. Honestly I didn’t really like the look of the Peony flower until I saw how you had done yours! I don’t know why as I love all flowers but it just wasn’t my cup of tea as they say! I loved how you made it different with your choices & now I want this Stamp too! Gorgeous Card & Box also! You are so talented!
    ~Laurie

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