Friday, August 14, 2020

Pinkfresh Studio August 2020 Stamp and Die Release Blog Hop


Hello, crafty friends!
It's release day at Pinkfresh Studio and we have an amazing blog hop to celebrate Pinkfresh Studio's August 2020 Stamp and Die Release! You aren't going to want to miss a stop along the way. This blog hop is full of amazing projects showcased by all the guest designers and the design team.

We've got TONS of inspiration and giveaways for you on the hop today, so keep reading till the end of this post for more information.

For today's hop, I have created two cards featuring the Sweet Blooms Stamp and Stencil Set. I also have some tags to share, which I created using an assortment of products from the August release, so let's just get right into it all!

The Sweet Blooms Stamp is a gorgeous background set that comes with a set of three coordinating stencils which work perfectly with the stamp. I love how the stamp & stencil combination offers so many possibilities. You may choose to simply ink the background stamp and use it as is, colour it, or use it with the coordinating stencil set. 
My first card features the Sweet Blooms Cling Rubber Stamp and Stencil Set along with the Diamond Tiles Cling Stamp. I love combining my supplies whenever I am working on any project as it offers so many new possibilities. I started off by stamping the Sweet Blooms Cling Rubber Stamp to my card panel using Detail Black ink. This is a hybrid ink, which means, you can use this ink with watercolor, water-based markers, and alcohol-based markers. I coloured the panel using Liquid Watercolours (Candy Apple, Key Lime, and Emerald City) and kept it aside to dry. Once dry, I added some very simple pencil highlights to the flowers and leaves using some Prismacolor Premier Colored Pencils. Then, I die cut the panel using the Diagonal Stitched Rectangles Die Set

Then, I took another panel of Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 110 LBS Cardstock and stamped the Diamond Tiles Cling Stamp on it using Peach Fuzz ink. Once that was done, I die cut the panel using the largest frame die from the Diagonal Stitched Rectangles Die Set

I trimmed both the panels in half and popped them over to my card base using craft foam. This helped give it dimension and keep the panels in focus. I also adhered two strips of paper to make the seams of the panels look more flawless.

The die cut sentiment is from Lea's Ornate Uppercase Die Set and Lea's Ornate Lowercase Die Set. I die cut them from white cardstock and coloured the tips of the letters using Coral Reef ink. The rest of the sentiment is from the Thankful For Friends Stamp Set. It was stamped using Detail Black ink on a strip of white cardstock which was then foam mounted for dimension. To complete my card, I added some clear sequins. 


My second card for today also features the Sweet Blooms Cling Rubber Stamp and the coordinating Stencil Set

For my card, I first heat embossed the Sweet Blooms Cling Rubber Stamp using Super Fine Gold Embossing Powder on Canson Montval Watercolor Paper. Once that was done, I coloured the entire background using Liquid Watercolours (Aquamarine, Clementine, Key Lime, and Emerald City) and kept it aside to dry. 

Once dry, I added some pencil highlights to the flowers and leaves using some Prismacolor Premier Colored Pencils. Then, I die cut the panel using the largest frame die from the Diagonal Stitched Rectangles Die Set. I also trimmed a piece of Gold Mirror Cardstock and adhered it behind my card panel to add some interest to my design. 

I wanted the die-cut sentiment to be the focal for my card, so I die cut the letters 'Hugs' from Heather's Lowercase Die Set from Black Cardstock and Gold Mirror Cardstock and adhered them on to a strip of Vellum Cardstock. I tore the sides of the Vellum strip by hand to add extra visual interest to my design. The rest of my sentiment was heat embossed in gold on a strip of black cardstock. I used one of the sentiments from the Thankful For Friends Stamp Set for it. 

I was almost done with my card at this point, but I felt something was a tad bit missing, so I decided to incorporate another stamped card panel on my card. I stamped the Diamond Tiles Cling Stamp on to a piece of white cardstock using Ocean Breeze ink, which I then trimmed and adhered directly to my card base. I foam mounted my main card layer over this panel and then added some gold sequins to complete my card. 


I also wanted to share some Gift Tags that I created using a wide range of products from this month's release. If you have followed my work for a while, you'd know, how much I LOVE creating Gift Tags, and I couldn't resist creating a couple using the Essential Tag Die Set

I die cut the base for the tags using one of the tag dies from the Essential Tag Die Set. I always like to create 'double-layered' tags so that the recipient has enough space to write their messages inside.

I wanted to keep the floral image the focus for my first tag, so I stamped the Sweet Blooms Cling Rubber Stamp to my tag using Detail Black ink. I then partially coloured the images using alcohol markers. The sentiment is again from the Sending Love and Hugs Stamp Set and was stamped using two different shades of inks: Apricot and Passion Fruit. I tried to achieve a two-tone effect while stamping it, and like how this turned out!


I used one of the stamps from the Colorblock Gradiating Stripes Cling Stamp Set to stamp the stripes on my next two tags. I used my MISTI Stamping Tool for doing this since I did not want to end up messing the design.  The ink colors that I used are: Peach Fuzz, Apricot, Passion Fruit, Meadow, and Ocean Breeze. Once I was done, I masked a part of the Sweet Blooms Cling Rubber Stamp and stamped it to my tag using Detail Black ink.

 Then, I used the coordinating Stencil Set to colour the flowers and leaves using Passion Fruit and Fresh Pear inks. The sentiment is from the Sending Love and Hugs Stamp Set and was stamped using Detail Black ink.


I kept the next tag super simple, and only stamped the stripes and the sentiment and this was done!

The ink colors that I used are: Peach Fuzz, Apricot, Passion Fruit, and  Meadow. The sentiment is from the Sending Love and Hugs Stamp Set and was stamped using Detail Black ink.


PRIZES
Pinkfresh Studio will be giving away the ENTIRE release on their Pinkfresh blog, Instagram Feed, & YouTube Channel.

You also have the chance to win a $25 gift card sponsored by Pinkfresh Studio from my blog. All you have to do is leave a comment letting me know which card is your favourite. :)

All winners will be chosen and posted on the Pinkfresh Blog on Wednesday, August 26, 2020 - so make sure and check back to see if you were a winner! Winners must check that page and claim their prize within 2 weeks.
SHIPPING PROMO
Pinkfresh Studio is offering FREE US shipping or discounted international shipping on orders over $50+. Offer valid from 8/14/2020 at 12:01 am EDT through 8/20/2020 at 11:59 pm CST. Be sure to stock up on your favorites from this release to lock in this special promo!

Thank you so much for stopping by today! Be sure to leave a comment before you leave and enjoy all of the inspiration on the rest of the hop!

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120 comments:

  1. Great shadowing on your alphas, and cute tags!!

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  2. Love the tags and particularly the colour combination that you used.

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  3. Super loving the way you split the background on the tags!

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  4. Your cards are beautiful! I love those new alphabet dies!

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  5. your cards looks so amazing!

    thank you for your inspirations!

    blessings from germany
    silvi

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  6. I think every single one of these are amazing!

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  7. Those Sweet blossoms are beautiful. I love your cards and tags!

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  8. Your cards and tags are beautiful! Thanks for sharing your talents and this awesome new release.

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  9. Great mix of patterns you achieved.

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  10. Really like how you used two backgrounds to add interest!

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  11. After making my way about half way through the hop so far, the Sweet Blooms stamp and stencil set is at the top of my wish list. Lovely cards!

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  12. Really like how you used two different backgrounds to add interest to your project.

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  13. Wow! Your cards are gorgeous! I love the way you partially ink blended the You sentiment!

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  14. You have created so many beautiful cards & tags. You have so much creativity and I thank you for sharing it with us.

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  15. I especially love the tags. I want to create coordinating gift bags!

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  16. They are all so beautiful. Love the diamond tile stamp!

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  17. I love all the different ways you used the background stamp! Thanks for sharing!!

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  18. Love both the cards using sweet blooms stamp set. So gorgeous.

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  19. Great way to incorporate the sweet blooms stamp into multiple projects! TSF!

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  20. I love the varied looks you achieved using the Sweet Blooms. Your tags are so, so lovely!

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  21. Your cards are wonderful I esp. like the tags you made.

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  22. Gorgeous! I can’t wait to get my hamds on that sweet blooms stamp and coloring stencils. I’m not much of a watercolor-er like you, so those stencils will help me.

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  23. Really love the tags, everything is so pretty!
    Great job, thanks for sharing!

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  24. I love your cards and tags!!! A great release. I especially like the sweet blooms cling stamp.

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  25. I don't know where to start! Loved EVERYTHING!

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  26. You've used all my favorites! So very pretty and sweet.

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  27. Boy those two background stamps really look good together! Your card is gorgeous! This alpha dies are also gorgeous!

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  28. Your cards are lovely, but I'm a sucker for cute tags any day!

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  29. You've showcased these beautifully on your cards and tags, Sweet Blooms is one of my faves.

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  30. Really wonderful use of the products you chose to highlight. Very creative use of the flowers in all the projects

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  31. I love the work you did with the flowers. Really wonderful uses of the products in this release.

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  32. I love the use of the products on your cards and tags here - especially the flowers

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  33. So pretty! I love, love, love the tags. Such an inspiration and great release!

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  34. All of your examples are just beautiful! Thank you for sharing!!

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  35. These cards are fantastic and especially love, love those tags. Thanks for sharing!

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  36. Beautiful projects! Love your use of colors!

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  37. Beautiful cards and tags. Thank you so much.

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  38. Your cards are great, but I just love the tags!

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  39. Love it all!!! The florals and the alphas the most!!

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  40. Fabulous cards and tags! Great way to use the background stamp!!

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  41. That floral background you use for the first couple cards is so pretty! Love how you showed it off, so many great florals in this release!

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  42. Stunning card! I love how you did the sentiments and darling tags!

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  43. All of those are gorgeous! I love all the detail.

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  44. Beautiful and inspirational card/tag designs! Thank you for sharing your creativity!!

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  45. Your first card is my absolute Favorite. I love how all the elements work so well together.

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  46. Beautiful cards and tags! I am loving the Sweet Blooms design! Pretty colors and details on your projects!

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  47. Beautiful cards and tags!! Love them all!

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  48. I shouldn't say, but yours are my favorite by far. Just love your layouts and the combinations of elements you used. Great use of the release items! TFS!

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  49. The sweet blooms stamp is my favorite in this release. I love how you have used it, especially in the second card. So many different ideas. Amazing!!

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  50. Awesome creations and a fabulous new release especially all the new alphas.

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  51. Beautiful cards and tags. Fantastic release from Pinkfresh... love both alphabet stamp and dies sets.

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  52. Beautiful, elegant, and classy - all of them! What's not to love?! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  53. The more I scrolled on this page, the more I loved. The stamp and stencil set is on my wish list. The gradient stamp is a must-have and the tags you made are fantatastic. Love everything you have created for this release.

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  54. Talk about inspiration...WOW...I LOVE each and every design and those tags are downright gorgeous!!

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  55. Your cards and tags are so beautiful! Each one is so unique and gorgeous!

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  56. Gorgeous projects!! The Sweet Blooms Cling and the Ornate Alphabet set make the perfect combination!!Thanks for sharing! Take care! :)

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  57. Oh Hussena! You've used my faves from the release on the very first card! LOve the font of the new alphas, and this background stamp just does it all - whether left as an outline, or colored beautifully as you have done today.
    =]

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  58. I have really been drawn to all of the cards with Heather's lowercase dies - that set speaks to me!

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  59. Such beautiful cards and tags! Love the colors.
    Thanks so much for sharing.

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  60. WOW! Your cards and tags are just amazing! Love that first card ... just beautiful! Thanks for awesome inspiration!

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  61. Great projects! I love those pretty tags. I also like the way you colored the "you" sentiment. The diamond tile backgrounds stamp looks lovely. I need to add it to my wish list.

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  62. This is an awesome release! Gorgeous creations! I really love the Sweet Blooms background stamp!

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  63. All your projects are great but card #1 is my favorite. I think it's so clever to split the card into 2 designs. It gives such visual interest and I love the 2 tiny strips separating the panel. So pretty. Thanks!

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  64. Beautiful cards and tags! I really like all the details you incorporated into your tags. Really lovely. Thank you for sharing.

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  65. Well I loved your cards as soon as I saw them!! But then I saw your tags and they are equally awesome!!

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  66. Love your work! I thought your first card was gorgeous, and then as I saw each new design, I just swooned!

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  67. Such fabulous cards and tags! Gorgeous designs and color combinations. I love the precision in your work.

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  68. Fantastic cards and tags! Love the coloring!

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  69. I LOVE your work - you always create such elegant and unique pieces of art - thanks for sharing

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  70. Holy Moly!! What an awesome collection of release projects! I am in LOVE with those alphabet sets/dies AND the Sweet Blooms Stamp and Stencil...ingenious!

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  71. So pretty. Love the gorgeous floral backgrounds.

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  72. Beautiful projects! I love the effect of pencil details over the watercolored florals.

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  73. Beautiful cards and tags. I like how you gold heat embossed the large background die.

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  74. Hussena,
    I'm blown away by your posted items. They're spectacular! I absolutely love the first item. Seeing it is a good reminder for me to take chances... I would never have put the plaid paper on top, but it REALLY works! Beautiful! I also really like your tags - who wouldn't like to receive one of these?? It would be a lucky soul who would have one of these tied atop a gift. I love the coloring of the Sweet Blooms stamp (a terrific stamp!!) better on the first card (red flowers) but they are both pretty. Congratulations on a sublime blog post!!!

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  75. Great use of the new Pinkfresh stamps and alpha sets!!! Love your use of combining the stamps on your first card especially!!!

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  76. Beautiful cards and I love your tags too! This is a fantastic release! xo

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  77. Your cards and tags are so pretty! Love those stripes.

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  78. I love the way you took that one background stamp and did so many different things with it. It proves you can get so many different looks. Love every one of them!

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  79. Wonderful ideas for using the
    Sweet Blooms stamp. It is
    so pretty and so versatile.
    thanks for sharing
    txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  80. Beautiful projects! Loving the tags.

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  81. It was inspiring to see the variety of cards you made using the one Background stamp on each. This is a super release & I think my wish list is about as long as my arm.

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  82. Those are beautiful cards and tags! Just enjoying this wonderful hop and thank you for your inspirational part in it!

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  83. Everything you created is so lovely! I'm really loving that sweet blossoms background stamp. Thanks for sharing your pretty projects!

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  84. Nice ideas for the larger stamp. I like the tags.

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  85. I think I hit the button before I finished. Anyway, lovely new products. Lots to want that's for sure. [Bunny]

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  86. I love everything you made. I love making tags too! This new release has so much inspiration.

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  87. I can’t wait to get my sweet blooms stamps and stencils. I loved your projects, thanks for the inspiration.

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  88. Beautiful creations. The Thankful for Friends set has such amazing phrases.

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  89. These are all fabulous! I love the stripes in the corner on the tags!

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  90. Gorgeous projects. the Sweet Blooms set and stencils are at the top of my wish list.

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  91. Thanks for the amazing inspiration! These cards are beautiful! And I love the adorable tags!

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  92. All of your projects are so beautiful! I love how you colored the letters of "You", such a pretty color!

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  93. Love the beauty and versatility you achieved from the one stamp set.

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  94. Great job on these cards and tags they are just so beautiful

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  95. You have the touch for mixing patterns! I love how you used lighter and darker versions of the same colors in the first card to bring it all together. What a beautiful set of crafts!

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  96. Awesome creations and a fabulous new release. Love the sweet blooms stamp.
    Hugs, Chantal S

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  97. Your work is beautiful!! Love where you mixed the patterns on the card!

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  98. Such pretty cards and tags. I love your flicks of colour on the tags! Really makes the flowers come to life!

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  99. Beautiful cards and tags! I love them all, can't pick a favorite.

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  100. Very Pretty cards and tags! Thank you for sharing.

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  101. You gave us so much inspiration Hussena. Thank you for sharing your lovely cards!

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  102. I love how you designed these cards and tags! So awesome!!!

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  103. Pretty cards and sweet tags.

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  104. Wow you did a great job with this release...love the cards and tags.

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  105. Simply stunning! you rocked this release!

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  106. All of these are so lovely! The variations on the tags are so creative. Very inspiring. You are so talented!

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