Sunday, January 16, 2011

Spellbinders Day Eight To DIE For!! WINTER RELEASE Blog Frenzy





Spellbinders Paper Arts

"To DIE For!!"

Winter Release

Blog Frenzy

January 10 – 18, 2011

Welcome to the eighth day of the Spellbinders Paper Arts "To DIE For!!" Winter Release Blog Frenzy!

Spellbinders™ Paper Arts’ has been working hard to bring you another selection the most innovated and beautiful die templates in the world. The To DIE For!! Winter Release Blog Frenzy allows you a sneak peek of the products we’re introducing at the Craft and Hobby Association trade show later this month. The To DIE For!! Winter Release Blog Frenzy is from January 10 - 18, featuring 16 fabulous Designers and prizes To DIE For!!

  • Win today’s new die templates!
  • Be eligible to win the Grand Prize by entering each day from each blog!
  • One entry per person, per blog please, on the designated days!
  • Each contest is open for 48 hours to enter the contest!
  • You have until 12:01a.m. January 19, 2011 Central Standard Time to enter my contest. Be sure to read the Official Rules before entering so that your entry will be valid!

These are the Designers and their contest dates:

January 10

Debbie Olson

Donna Salazar

January 11

Kazan Clark

Judy Hayes

January 12

Becca Feeken

AJ Otto

January 13

Sherry Cheever

Deborah Young

January 14

Latisha Yoast

Mona Pendleton

January 15

Linda Duke

Gina Hanson

January 16

Kimberly Crawford

Ashley Cannon Newell

January 17

Heidi Blankenship

Julie Overby

Daily contest winners are randomly chosen from valid entries, as stated in the Official Rules. The winners will receive an email within 24 hours of the contest’s closing. The winners will have 72 hours to reply to that email to claim prize. If a winner fails to respond within 72 hours, a new winner will be drawn.

Entrants that send valid contest entry emails to each of the contests will be automatically considered for the Grand Prize. The Grand Prize has a retail value of over $800, and includes Spellbinders CHA Winter 2011 release die templates revealed in the Spellbinders To DIE For!! Winter Release Blog Frenzy and a Grand Calibur™ die cutting/embossing machine!

Thank you, Spellbinders Paper Arts, for sponsoring this contest!


I’m thrilled to share S4-317 Fleur de Lis Rectangles and S4-322 Grommet Tags with you. Today, I have two projects to share with you. For the first project I created a layered card with a step-by-step tutorial. Before I start with the tutorial I want to show you a couple photos of the die templates. Here is S4-317 Fleur de Lis Rectangles. This set includes four beautiful die templates with a fancy Fleur de Lis edge. I have place a quarter in the photo to give you an idea of the size. The second die template set is S4-322 Grommet Tags. This set includes three die templates for creating fantastic tags. The holes are already cut so you can thread them with a thin ribbon, add eyelets or brads or top them off with rhinestones or pearls. To start I used the Grand Calibur and S4-317 Fleur de Lis Rectangles #4 (with #1 as the smallest) to cut/emboss a piece of Madison Avenue "Girlfriends" J'adore paper from My Mind's Eye Lost & Found Collection. Using the die template as a stencil, I left the paper in place and used the Copic airbrush system and Copic marker R81 Rose Pink to airbrush. Here is a picture after I airbrushed the die cut. Then I inked the edges of the die cut with Chestnut Roan chalk ink from Clearsnap. Next I used the Grand Calibur and S4-322 Grommet Tags #1, #3 to cut/emboss the tags. I made two tags with Madison Avenue "Pretty" Polka paper from My Mind's Eye Lost & Found Collection using #3 die template and inked the inside with Chestnut Roan chalk ink from Clearsnap. For the other tag I used Simply Smooth Ivory cardstock from Discount Card Stock and inked the inside with Antique Linen Distress Ink from Ranger. For the next step I outlined the tags using a Gelly Roll Metallic Gold pen from Sakura. The Mr. & Mrs. sentiment stamp is from JustRite Originals JB-09235 Wedding Nested Sentiments & Verse from JustRite Stampers. Here's a tip--when you only want to ink part of a stamp use a Post-it note to cover up the area where you don't want to apply ink. Ink the stamp, remove the Post-it note and stamp. I used the Grand Calibur and S4-317 Fleur de Lis Rectangles #1 to cut/emboss the small rectangle die cuts. For Mr., Mrs. I used Simply Smooth Ivory cardstock from Discount Card Stock and for the & symbol I used Madison Avenue "Girlfriends" J'adore paper from My Mind's Eye Lost & Found Collection. I also inked the die cuts with Antique Linen Distress ink from Ranger.Now I can start layering the tags on to the larger rectangle. I placed two of the tags down and used the little points on the Fleur de Lis to line them up. Then I added the smaller rectangles using 3D Foam Squares from SCRAPBOOK ADHESIVES By 3L™. Next add the center tag. I wanted to have to center tag pop up a little higher then the two little rectangles so I added two layers of the 3D Foam Squares. Here is a photo once all of the layering was done. Here is a close up on the finished card. I added some pink rhinestones over the holes on the tags. To create the background for the card I used the Grand Calibur and S4-317 Fleur de Lis Rectangles #4 to make a die cut and use the die cut as a stencil for airbrushing. To help hold the diecut in place while I was airbrushing, I used My Stik™ Repositionable Dots Dispenser from SCRAPBOOK ADHESIVES By 3L™. I used the die cut as a stencil and airbrushed the edges of a piece of Simply Smooth Ivory cardstock from Discount Card Stock using the Copic airbrush system and Copic marker R81 Rose Pink. For the tag with the sentiment I used a stamp from JustRite Originals JB-09235 Wedding Nested Sentiments & Verse from JustRite Stampers. I stamped the sentiment using Tuxedo Black ink and then cut/embossed using the Grand Calibur and S4-322 Grommet Tags #3. Then I inked the edges with Chestnut Roan chalk ink from Clearsnap. I added the tag to the bottom of the card and added a ribbon, rhinestones and pearls. I also added pearls to the corners.

Supplies

Spellbinders: Grand Calibur, S4-317 Fleur de Lis Rectangles #1, #4, S4-322 Grommet Tags #1, #3

Stamps: JustRite Stampers JustRite Originals JB-09235 Wedding Nested Sentiments & Verse, JB-09520 Clear Horizontal Stamper

Paper: My Mind's Eye Lost & Found Collection Madison Avenue "Girlfriends" J'adore Paper, "Pretty" Polka Paper; Discount Card Stock Simply Smooth Ivory

Ink: Clearsnap Color Box Chestnut Roan Chalk Ink; Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black; Ranger Antique Linen Distress Ink; Copic Marker R81 Rose Pink

Accessories: SCRAPBOOK ADHESIVES By 3L™ My Stik™ Permanent Strips Dispenser, My Stik™ Repositionable Dots Dispenser, White 3D Foam Squares; Sakura Gelly Roll Metallic Gold Pen; Joann's Pearls, Rhinestones, Ivory Ribbon; Post-it Notes by 3M


Here is the second card I created using S4-317 Fleur de Lis Rectangles and S4-322 Grommet Tags. I used the Grand Calibur and S4-317 Fleur de Lis Rectangles #3, #4 to cut/emboss the fancy rectangle die cuts. I used Clove Cascata Felt paper for the larger one and Simply Smooth Ivory for the smaller one. Both papers are from Discount Card Stock. One the smaller rectangle I inked the edges with Chestnut Roan chalk ink from Clearsnap. The sweet image of the little girl is from Crafty Secrets Vintage Photo Creative Scraps. I distressed the edges and layered the rectangles and the image using 3D Foam Squares from SCRAPBOOK ADHESIVES By 3L™. For the sentiment I used a word block from Crafty Secrets Vintage Photos Creative Scraps. I used the Grand Calibur and S4-322 Grommet Tags #2 to cut/emboss the tag using Clove Cascata Felt Paper from Discount Card Stock. I layered the two pieces together using 3D Foam Squares and added a piece of crinkled seam binding to adhere the tag to the card. I also made a bow with the seam binding and added it with a crochet flower and a few buttons for and embellishment. I used Suede and Iridescent Gold Glimmer Mist from Tattered Angels to tint the seam binding. Supplies

Spellbinders: Grand Calibur, S4-317 Fleur de Lis Rectangles #3, #4, S4-322 Grommet Tags #2

Paper: My Mind's Eye Lost & Found Collection Madison Avenue "Girlfriends" J'adore Paper; Discount Card Stock Simply Smooth Ivory, Clove Cascata Felt Paper

Ink: Clearsnap Color Box Chalk Chestnut Roan

Accessories: Crafty Secrets Vintage Photo Creative Scraps; Snug Hug Seam Binding; Tattered Angels Suede, Iridescent Gold Glimmer Mist; My Mind's Eye Lost & Found Collection Decorative Buttons; Joann's Pearl Flower Button; SCRAPBOOK ADHESIVES By 3L My Stik™ Permanent Strips Dispenser; Aunt Gail Crochet Flower

This is the Spellbinders product I introduced:

SKU/Product Name: S4-317 Fleur de Lis Rectangles

MSRP: $24.99

Dimensions: (list with #1 as the smallest)

1: 1⅛ x 1⅜″

2: 1⅞ x 2¼″

3: 2¾ x 3¼″

4: 4 x 4¾″



SKU/Product Name: S4-322 Grommet Tags

MSRP: $19.99

Dimensions: (list with #1 as the smallest)

1: 1⅜ x 2⅞″

2: 1⅞ x 3¼″

3: 1½ x 2⅞″

Click here for the Spellbinders paper Arts To DIE For!! Winter Release Rules.

TO ENTER MY CONTEST: (Contest is open for entries from 12:01 a.m. January 17, 2011 to 12:01 a.m. January 19, 2011 Central Standard Time)

1) Send your email entry to: Thank you so much for all of your wonderful comments!!! This contest is now closed.

2) The subject must be Fleur de Lis Rectangles/Grommet Tags.

3) Send!

I love your comments! Unfortunately your comment does not count towards a contest entry, so be sure to enter and then leave a comment!

If you have any questions, please e-mail ContestQuestions@Spellbinders.us

Thank you for visiting and good luck!!

Hugs & Smiles,

Heidi

119 comments:

  1. Gorgeous details Heidi! I really love that second card too! Wow!

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  2. SO SO SO beautiful!! I love the photos you take-they are so informative!!!!!! Note to self! :)
    (((((HUGS))))))

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  3. Stunning.....I love the first card but the second take mt breathe away!! Beautiful!!

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  4. Beautiful projects, Heidi! I love how you layered them too. Wonderful inspiration, my friend!

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  5. Ohh, love those Grommet Tags, especially, Heidi! Your projects are gorgeous, as always!

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  6. Wow I have to have these!! Your card and tutorial are wonderful.TFS

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  7. beautiful cards heidi

    ava
    cottagerca

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  8. Great use of all the dies...techquie,style,elements...very well done...Tootsie

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  9. Great job showcasing these Spellbinder dies. Your attention to detail is a BIG+ to all of us admiring your creations. Thank you and Spellbinders! I'm still hoping I win any of these new releases.

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  10. Oh my!! Two fabulous new dies to add to my wish list! Sure wish my wallet could keep up to my wish list LOL! Gorgeous projects too!!

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  11. Both of these die sets are fantastic. And the cards you made with them are absolutely beautiful. Very impressive and TFS.

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  12. Beautiful cards, Heidi! Love the vintage colors and design!

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  13. Your designs are out of this world! I love all the details, and appreciate your step by step instructions. Beautiful work!

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  14. Your projects are awesome. Gorgeous dies.

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  15. Wow!!!! These cards are stunning!!! I love them!!! I am really into airbrushing too!!! It's so much fun!!!!! ;)

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  16. These cards are just over the top! Absolutely amazing! Love them! Can't wait until I can get my own dies! Love these!

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  17. Very, Very nice. Love both of your very inspiring cards. great use of 2 "TO DIE FOR" dies. Buying lotto tickets in the AM..

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  18. Wonderful projects. Really gorgeous.

    Both new die sets are "must haves". *sigh*

    BTW, I love your decorated airgun thingy.

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  19. Heidi,

    Your projects are awesome! Don't you just love these dies???

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  20. Heidi, two very beautiful projects. I think the Fleur de Lis shapes would prove ever so useful. Best wishes, Kym xxx

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  21. Wow, I love what you have done with this new set. Your colours are great.
    Kathy

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  22. Gorgeous! I have not seen a lot of the particular products you used on these so thank you for the awesome lesson!
    XO ~ Amy Jo
    amyjrockstar at gmail dot com
    P.S. Please check your junk email as mine often go to junk for some reason. :(

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  23. Absolutely stunning! Love the colors too!!!
    Jan

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  24. Heidi your work is simply beautiful- love both your projects- that little girl image is gorgeous and love these new dies- this has been one fantastic release

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  25. Oh my dear, what lovely dies today... I really hope I got a lucky break to win these dies, YES...they are to die for...
    Sincerly
    Helle from Denmark

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  26. I love your projects, so pretty. These die sets will both be on the top of my wish list! Can't wait.

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  27. What beautiful projects and such attention to detail. Thank you for the great tutorials. Feel like I could easily follow the directions.... Your work is gorgeous!!

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  28. i love love love the new grant calibur spellbinders! wonderful work!

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  29. Both of your projects are simply spellbinding!!! Especially love the vintage picture card.
    Marcie

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  30. Both are so gorgeous!!! Love the new dies and you have featured them beautifully! Thanks for the inspiration! God Bless!

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  31. What a beautiful job you did. The colors you chose are perfect, and the detal is stunning. Love you work!

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  32. Thanks Heidi for showcasing these new dies - stunning work and so detailed. Brilliant.
    Hugs
    HW(UK)
    x

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  33. Your crds are beautimous! Love all of the details.

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  34. Lovely cards. I love the second best. Must be the vintage photo. Thank you so much for shareing your talented work.

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  35. Lots of work, but it shows...GORGeous Wedding card, the other card is lovely also!
    thanks for sharing with us :)
    Susan

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  36. gorgeous cards!! =)
    Hugs, SannaS

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  37. Your cards are stunning. Love all the details.

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  38. Wonderful cards and really like the dies you used.

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  39. Thanks for sharing your beautiful work!

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  40. WOW Heidi!! These are just amazing. I especially love the pink one - very pretty.

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  41. what pretty cards! Thanks for all the details!

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  42. Fantastic cards! WOW, and thank you for all the tips. I just have to tell you your airgun is super cute!

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  43. Love both of your cards, Heidi! Just beautiful!

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  44. Amazing card, the lucky bride and groom will have a gorgeous keepsake for years to come.

    :) Lori m

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  45. I find myself drawn to fleur de lis and this die set is no exception! Love it and the shapes and sizes!!! You made such gorgeous creations with those dies and the grommet tags!

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  46. Elegant projects made with beautiful dies.

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  47. Your cards are lovely Heidi. Thank you for the tutorial.

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  48. Wow both of your cards are just stunning. Wonderful layouts. Thanks you for putting the quarter next to the templates it really helps to judge the size! TFS

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  49. So very beautiful! Just gorgeous projects Heidi!!!

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  50. very pretty vintage cards, love the layering in the first one!

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  51. Both cards are beautiful! Thank you for the detailed instructions, with photos!

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  52. Wow! What a beautiful card and page (and a huge amount of work!)- just gorgeous!

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  53. Fantastic card... I LOVE it!! I can't wait to get ahold of the fleur de lis rectangles... awesome!! I think it's my fav!

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  54. Beautiful, what a fun and inspirational week this has been THANKS

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  55. Love both your cards and thanks for the tutorial!

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  56. Oii. I love your blog!
    If you can follow my'll be happy.
    http://xxx-memories-xxx.blogspot.com/

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  57. The wedding card is beautiful but my favorite is the Hug Card. You did a fabulous job!!!

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  58. love what you did with these dies sets. Just beautiful

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  59. Loved the beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing your tutorial.

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  60. Superb projects - you are so creative!! Just wonderful!

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  61. Oh my goodness, what a gorgeous card. TFS.

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  62. Beautiful cards. Thanks for the tip regarding the post it note. Great idea. Love how you used the ribbon on the second card through the tag. Thanks for sharing.

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  63. Your creations are stunning! I love your coloring effects!!

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  64. I luuuuv the cards you made,using this new Very Fancy label!! wow, you colored them Beautiful, and the whole card looks even MORE beautiful!! :-) And i was gonna ask you where you got that tag... LOL, silly me, that's another new product! I luv that tag!!

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  65. Awesome projects and tutorials. Thanks so much for sharing! Love your blog design. "Hugs" Carol

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  66. Fab projects using fab dies! Thanks for the tutorial.

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  67. Outstanding cards. Thanks for sharing.

    Linda D.

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  68. Awesome projects and thanks for a perfect tutorial!!! :) God bless & big hugs... Tracy

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  69. Beautiful work. Loved both projects.

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  70. g.o.r.g.e.o.u.s!!! and love the vintage feel of these cards! Wow, those edges are incredible!

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  71. O wow these are fabulous cards, very elegant and classic. Thanks for sharing and the inspiration. Hugs xxx

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  72. WOW! Wonderful artwork! You showcased these new dies beautifully! Thanks for the tutorials!

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  73. Okay, I'm drooling now. . . . So cool!

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  74. Love the soft vintage feel of both of your projects. Those Fleur de Lis Rectangles are certainly to die for! Thanks for sharing.

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  75. Totally gorgeous in a way only you can do! I love these new sets and I love the cards you made with them. ~Diane

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  76. Your cards are beautiful! Love the way you layered the first one and framed the image on the second one.
    Thanks for sharing! :o)

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  77. Absolutely gorgeous! So much detail. Who wouldn't love to receive a card this stunning!

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  78. very cute projects;thanks for sharing.

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  79. Beautiful, beautiful work! I am in love with these new dies.

    Elaine Allen

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  80. Amazing!!! Beautiful details and I so want this die!!!

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  81. It's much appreciated that you included the quarter to show the size of the nesties you introduced, and that you used red for the "comment doesn't count as entry" comment (and the cards are GREAT, too, LOL!). TFS!

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  82. Wowwww.....both are very beautiful cards!!!! I'm excited about the new tag dies too. Thank you for sharinng your talent!

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  83. Beautiful cards! I just love all the new spellbinders products and how you used them on your cards! Stunning! :)

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  84. Beautiful cards Heidi! Love the new dies.

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  85. I really love your cards. You used the templates in such a wonderful way. Love the layering.

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  86. Wow your projects are just stunning!

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  87. Wow, these are gorgeous projects. Love them. TFS

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  88. A hug can be the best medicine -- I am hooked on vintage and flowers. You did a beautiful job, and thank you for the supplies list.

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  89. I like the two card that you made and I like how you did airbrushing. Thank you for sharing your project.
    Delama

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  90. I am loving these projects Heidi! Fabulous new dies :)
    Love and hugs ~ Lori

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  91. Beautiful cards. I love the Fleur di Lis rectangle..so elegant.

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  92. I love these..beautiful projects. Cookie

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  93. Heidi -- your cards are really beautiful. You obviously have lots of great crafting materials and know how to use them judiciously to create your masterpieces. The Fleur de Lis rectangles are beautiful and I just love the new grommet tags. So nice that they have the little holes punched out so that you can decorate them with whatever you love the most. Love the pink rhinestone bling on the first card! I also think the vintage card with the girl and bear is wonderful. Thanks for sharing your artistic abilities with us!

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  94. wow totally beautiful..the colours are fantastic...

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  95. Your second card is so beautiful! I love it and the sentiment! Thank you for the chance to win!

    Katie

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  96. Some gorgeous cards! Amazing detail and so elegant!

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  97. So stunning!! What absolutely gorgeous projects Heidi!!

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  98. Both of your cards are just beautiful and the die sets are both great too.

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  99. Oh my, your cards are beautitul! They are both great examples for these amazing dies. Thank you so much for sharing your projects with us.

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  100. awesome cards! love these two dies

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  101. These are incredible, I love them. Well done! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  102. Heidi,

    Becca at AmazingPaperGrace.com is sharing the Comment Wealth and i picked you. I just love your work, so detailed. Thanks for sharing it.
    Ginny K.

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  103. LOve your design, but especially appreciate the detailed way you show how to create the card.

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