Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Altenew April Release Blog Hop + Giveaway


Hello and Welcome to my stop on the Altenew April Release Blog Hop.  If you are hopping along, you should be arriving from Yoonsun Hur's Blog.
I had the pleasure of creating with 4 of the New Layering Dies! These layering dies are sure to be a hit! 
I found them to make Quick cards that look as if it took a long time to complete, but really didn't:)
I also LOVE these intricate cover plate dies because, as you will see, they make SUPER masculine cards...which are very difficult for me to come up with!
Layered Medallions CoverDie A
Layered Medallions CoverDie B


Starting with my Masculine/Boy cards using Layered Medallions CoverDie A and Layered Medallions CoverDie B:)
 I simply cut each cover die Layered Medallions CoverDie A and Layered Medallions CoverDie B from two different shades of blue CS, layered them together on a Black card base and added the Die Cut Happy sentiment. Easy Peasy!!

For the next card I Pieced the tiny bits back together from Layered Medallions Cover Die A cut from several different colored CS...My kiddos, ages 11 and 12, LOVED doing this technique! On the very center, I layered several of the floral shapes and a few pieces from Layered Medallions CoverDie B for a more layered look. Finished with a few sequins and a sentiment from Happy Mail. My DH gave a big thumbs up for this one:)))

Now for a more feminine approach using the Layered Medallions Cover Die A:  
I cut one die from White CS and another from light blue CS and stuck them together with spray adhesive slightly miss aligning the top layer so a 'shadow' of blue is showing:) I think it ever so Lovely this way! Then I added a Build-A Flower: Camellia at the corner. It is inked in shades of blue from the Cool Summer Nights Collection. the leaves are inked with Tropical Forest mini ink collection. The sentiment is from Label Love stamped on a small tag from Handmade Tag Die set. Inked with the beautiful DUSK crisp ink. Made a little thread nest to go under the tag and embellished with clear sequins:))

     

Moving on to Floral Cover Die A I just adore the lacy look of this one! Coloring it with the Artistic Markers set A was super easy.

While I was at it, I decided to continue coloring with the markers on the Floral Cover Die B. Adding some MORE color with the crisp inks and mini blender tool.

Both of the Floral Cover Dies are lovely on their own....  However LAYERING them makes for a Stunning Presentation! EEEEK! I'm giddy over the dimension :))

To complete my card, I layered a sheet of vellum between Floral A and Floral B panels. Then added a Tag created with  the Handmade Tag Die set.  The sentiment is from Floral Frame.


Hope you enjoyed seeing my cards today. Your next stop on the Hop is the amazing Debby Hughes.
Don't forget to leave a comment here for a chance to win a Prize!

Prizes:
To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to THREE lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew blog by Friday, April 14th at 11:59 pm EDT for a chance to win. The winners will be announced on the Altenew blog on Saturday, April 15th.

AND I will be choosing a winner to receive a $30 gift certificate from Comments left right here on my blog:)
I will announce the winner April 14th so make sure to leave a comment by midnight EST on the 13th.

Altenew is also releasing a NEW Card KIT!! 
The NEW DAY Card Kit is something you are not going to want to miss out on!! Take a look at the goodies inside:)) Some of the gals on the hop are sharing projects using the kit. So GET HOPPING!


Blog Hop Order:


Have a FABULOUS day!
LauraJane:)

191 comments:

  1. Another amazing release, I love all of your projects.

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  2. Oooh, FABulous cards! So pretty!

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  3. Very nice cards today. Love the release!

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  4. Beautiful cards! Loving this release!

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  5. Such a unique release, so excited to try these dies.

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  6. LauraJane your cards are amazing... as always! xx
    =]

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  7. Wow!!! I love your style. Beautiful designs.

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  8. Wow.. Such Lovely and fun cards.. All of them look beautiful.. Thanks so much for inspiring..

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  9. Absolutely beautiful cards! Love that layering die set!

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  10. So many beautiful samples. Thank you.

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  11. Oh my goodness LauraJane your cards are lovely. These cover dies are beautiful!

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  12. Love your samples! Love this release!

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  13. Excellent take on the Altenew layering dies! Love them all, LauraJane!

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  14. Beautiful cards!! I'll bet it was lots of fun doing the "puzzle" with the inlayed die cuts!

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  15. Really lovely creations. Thank you for the great ideas.

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  16. Love all the cards but especially the masculine one!

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  17. Beautiful cards!! You've given lots of inspiration for using these terrific new layering die sets. Really love the card with your "feminine approach" to using the Medallion die; awesome background effect!!

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  18. Beautiful projects! Fabulous release from Altenew once again!

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  19. This release is simply awesome!

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  20. Beautiful card designs using this new fabulous release!

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  21. There is so much versatility with these dies. Your cards are beautiful.

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  22. Great release and beautiful cards you created with it. Would love to win :-)

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  23. each card is very beautiful and unique

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  24. Love your cards, and love all these new dies. The card kit is awesome! Altenew rocks!

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  25. Amazing release! Love your cards - so clever.

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  26. Fantastic release. Thanks for sharing your beautiful cards!

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  27. wow- gorgeous cards!! These new layering dies are going to be such a hit!!

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  28. WOW - your cards are beautiful. I love the one where you put pieces of another color back in; however, the last one is just amazing. So gorgeous. The vellum paper overlay makes it perfect.

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  29. Love the vellum between layers!!

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  30. Yes, WOW! These are amazing. What beautiful creativity you have. Thank you for your inspiring cards.

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  31. Ms LauraJane these cards are so beautiful. I have to say the Floral dies A and B have really got me. Some others are showing some really lovely papers also. Thanks for sharing.

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  32. All simply gorgeous!! Thanks for the wonderful inspiration!

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  33. more fantastic ideas for using these floral dies - love all your cards, LauraJane!!

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  34. Beautiful cards - it is hard to choose a favourite!! TFS!!

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  35. Love what you did with the vellum on the last card x

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  36. I'm in love with the floral die set!!! There are so many possibilities!!

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  37. Great release. Your cards are awesome thanks for sharing

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  38. So many possibilities with these new dies! Love your cards! Thank you for sharing!

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  39. I like your feminine version that shows the shadow die behind. Looks so lovely! And, thanks for showing how you added extra colors with your markers. That turned out great!

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  40. Love what you did with these beautiful layer cutting dies!!

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  41. Gorgeous colouring Laura, thanks for showing us the steps as it gives a clearer idea of what the dies do!

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  42. Your cards are so pretty - thank you for sharing them with us:)

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  43. Beautiful! I love how you colored the cards

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  44. Beautiful cards! Love the new layering dies, so pretty! Thanks for giving us inspiration!

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  45. The floral die is beautiful, love how you colored your cards!

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  46. Love how you've used the layering dies. Fantastic cards.

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  47. Wonderful cards. I love the coloring.

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  48. Beautiful! Thanks for the inspiration and giveaways!

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  49. This release is amazing! I especially love those layered dies. And your cards are beautiful xx

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  50. Beautiful. I just love the look of your layered medallions card.

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  51. I love those layering dies and I want them all. You have the magic touch these are so beautiful.

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  52. These layering dies are wonderful. The cards you created using them are stunning. The use of the vellum layer on the last card was a nice touch.

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  53. Beautiful cards and dies! Really lovely creations!

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  54. Your cards with the layering dies are lovely.

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  55. These cards are so beautiful! Love all the different ways you used the background stencil dies - layered, off-center and coloring the stencil by itself. This background dies are just must-haves and you used them so gorgeously!

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  56. It's so interesting to see what different artists do with the same dies - these are wonderful, but that second card is just fabulous!

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  57. Love all of the color you used wit the layered flowering dies!

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  58. stunning projects. Love how you layered all of your backgrounds. TFS

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  59. Really beautiful cards. Love the layered dies.

    joybird1223@gmail.com

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  60. What pretty cards. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  61. I love the colouring use of the markers on the dies, what a beautiful array of inspiration you have made. Thanks for the wonderful inspiration. Hugs Jo

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  62. I love all the cards you made. So creative and inspiring.

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  63. Thank you for such lovely inspiration! All your cards are so gorgeous! I love these layering dies as there seems to be endless options for different looks.

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  64. I love all the looks you can create with the layering dies, especially love the floral dies. Your cards are just beautiful and make me want these sets!

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  65. Your cards using the layering floral dies are so beautiful. Thank you for the inspiration :)

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  66. Gorgeous cards! I love the layered medallion dies... so unique! The floral dies are lovely!

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  67. Wow, these cards are stunning. Love your masculine card ideas, I get stuck on cards for guys.

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  68. I want to play with these dies!

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  69. You have used the layering dies so creatively, gorgeous work, love!!!!

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  70. Oh wow, I love your ideas! That paper pieced/pierced back together card is absolutely stunning! Maybe I can get my kids to help too. Thanks for sharing on this great blog hop!!

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  71. Beautiful cards. So gorgeous!

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  72. Wonderful cards, love all the clever ways you used the diecuts.

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  73. Beautiful--I like how you used these layering dies.

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  74. Your coloring on the floral die cut is just lovely. Wonderful inspiration.

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  75. Awesome job on all your cards they are adorable!
    natgodfrey4@gmail.com

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  76. The color on the floral die is a great idea. Beautiful cards..

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  77. Thank you for sharing how you made your gorgeous cards! I particularly love the floral layering die set and you've given me more incentive to save my pennies to get them!

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  78. You did a fabulous job with the new release on your cards!

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  79. OMG!You gave me so many wonderful techniques to think about with you beautiful creations. Great boy/blue cards misaligned die images! Thank you.

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  80. You've really worked magic with these die plates. Such lovely cards and they all feel so different! Just gorgeous work = thanks for sharing them!

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  81. WAIT a MINUTE... did you design the tatted lace to match the die or is that just the most incredible coincidence ever?!?!

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  82. Beautiful cards! Love all the gorgeous things you can make with these awesome die cuts. So pretty great job!

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  83. Beautiful cards! I love the layered floral set.

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  84. Absolutely stunning cards, I love each and every one!

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  85. Great work there with this release!

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  86. Your cards are great! I love how you colored and put vellum between the layers. The new Altenew background and alphabet dies are wonderful! Altenew has such unique and clever designs!
    Thanks for the chance to win!

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  87. Beautiful projects. Love the blue camellia.

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  88. The layering dies are amazing!

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  89. I just love the layering floral die card that you inserted the velum in. Just stunning!

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  90. Each of your card is just gorgeous..You have shown so many variations using the same die.Absolutely in love with your creations..Wowww

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  91. Great release. All your cards are beautiful.

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  92. Giddy is an understatement my dear hopper they are simply gorgeous and your choice of colors does make them eye catching. I am a bit intimidated by the complex design of some of the dies but once I have tried them sure they are harmless. What a great release this month.

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  93. Wow! There is so much to do with those layering dies. My head is spinning with ideas. I just love your beautiful creations.

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  94. Fabulous new release and gorgeous interpretations! I love all your projects, especially the colring of the dies. Thanks for sharing.x

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  95. Fantastic cards. I love these layering dies, the creative possibilities are endless

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  96. Gorgeous cards! I'm so excited for these layering dies! Thanks for sharing!

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  97. Consider me awed and inspired! Your cards are all absolutely stunning and magnificent! The new
    Aye ring dies are to die for! Pun intended! TFS!

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  98. Beautiful cards - I am loving these new layering dies sets

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  99. Loved your ideas, just gorgeous!!!!

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  100. Everything you did is amazing, this is a awesome new release.

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  101. Love your cards. I'm with you I find it hard to make masculine cards. Thank goodness I don't have to make too many.

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  102. Fantastic release... as usual Love those dies!

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  103. So pretty! I really liked what you did with the vellum and the floral layered dies. Thanks for sharing and inspiring

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  104. You really make me want this new release! Beautiful!

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  105. All of your cards are gorgeous and such wonderful inspiration!!!

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  106. The layering dies are a welcome
    addition to our bag of tricks.
    Make such elegant cards without
    a lot of extra work.
    thanks for sharing some
    wonderful cards.

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  107. I'm overwhelmed by all the beautiful cards you've done with these fabulous new dies!

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  108. I love blog hops because I get so inspired by all of you amazing artists.

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  109. Amazing cards! I can't wait to try out these gorgeous layering dies! So many beautiful creations!

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  110. I love the way the vellum completely changed the feel of the last card. Really lovely.

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  111. Totally beautiful designs, LauraJane! Love the new Altenew products and your gorgeous cards.

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  112. So beautiful - and they don't seem really hard (well all the piecing seems time consuming but not hard). Love that combination. And the floral cards. Wow!

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  113. Beautiful cards...love these new dies. So many ways to use them.

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  114. Fantastic release, fabulous cards.

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  115. Stunning all of them! But, since pink and green are my all times faves, that's the one I have to earmark the best one!

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  116. beautiful cards thanks for sharing.

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  117. Wow! These are all so gorgeous!! These cover plates are amazing and you have showed them off so well!

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  118. What incredible cards you've created from these layer dies. I'm in awe at your creations and at the possibilities these dies offer. Thanks for sharing.

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  119. You created some amazing cards with the cover dies!

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  120. Pretty cards Laura, I truly love the floral designs as always and the new cover plate dies are fabulous!thanks for the inspiration! Have a wonderful day!

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  121. Beautiful cards! What a great idea to color the die cuts! Gorgeous!

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  122. Fantastic cards - these new layering dies are awesome !

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  123. Gorgeous cards!! I love how you colored the pieces to give more dimension. So beautiful!

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  124. Beautiful cards. Those cover layering Dies are really neat.

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  125. Love all you ur cards but especially howyouve used the floral cover die!!

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  126. Gorgeous cards ! Love the floral layering dies x

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  127. Such pretty cards! thank you for sharing!

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  128. This is nothing but a big WOW! I totally love this! The color, the detail, it's all amazing! I am in awe!

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  129. Beautiful layered cards. I think I am in love with those layered flowers!

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  130. All gorgeous, Laura Jane! Love the effect of the layering dies! Your beautiful dies show them to perfection! Love your work!!!

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  131. Great, I really like the flower layering die cut. You made great use of it!

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  132. stunning cards. I love the layered dies sets.

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  133. so pretty! Love the layering die. It really kicks up the cards a notch!

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  134. Your cards are gorgeous! Love all the ways you used that floral layering die. It is a must have! Hope Altenew ordered plenty of those because it's a favorite by all! Great Altenew release! Loving all the talent and inspiration here. Thanks for sharing yours!

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  135. Beautiful designs. I love the new two piece floral dies.

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  136. Lovely cards! I love the way you slightly staggered the blue and white layers of Medallion A; that made such a beautiful background for your flower. I also love the look of Medallion A used alone after you had colored it with markers. TFS.

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  137. I love the second one where you pieced back some spots with dad coloured cardstock. I also really like the shadowing with the layered dies! All your cards are beautifully designed!!
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  138. Wow! Love the way you used the layering dies. What amazing ideas you shared! Thank you!

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  139. You had some fun with all of those dies. Your cards are great. Thanks for the inspiration, and a chance to win.

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  140. Your cards are beautiful! Really love these layered dies! Thank you for sharing!

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  141. Refreshing lovely ideas for newbies like me, thank you!

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  142. Stunning work! I love the layering dies and what you did with them is just amazing!

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  143. Those layering dies are incredible!

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  144. You've done marvellous things with the layering dies - beautiful cards!

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  145. Thanks for showing us how amazingly versatile these layering dies are. Such wonderful cards!

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  146. While all of your creations are lovely, the ones that you did with the floral cover plates blew me away. I'm not sure which one I liked better. The one that you colored with markers is sensational and I like that you showed what it would look like with the addition of vellum which completely softened the card. You're very talented and I enjoy seeing what you'll create each time.

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  147. I love your cards they're just beautiful the pastel pink and green one is my favorite these covering guys are too much !! I want them all
    Ldyjs@outlook.com

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  148. Wow! You can do so many things with this new Layered Flower cover die. Thanks for sharing some inspiration!

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  149. The cards are gorgeous. And the new dies are simply amazing. I also love the new kit, especially the pattern papers it has.

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  150. Beautiful cards! I love the variety you achieved using the same products.

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  151. These are so pretty! I love the layers on the flowers!

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  152. Oh my, these layering dies are incredible! I will be putting them on my next order for sure.

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  153. Love the masculine birthday card. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  154. Wow your floral layers cards are gorgeous! Love the colors

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  155. The dies look like so much fun to play with! Love your soft flower colours.
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  156. Beautiful cards! I love the layering backgrounds!

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  157. I loved the cards you did using the cover plate dies. I can't wait to get my set of cover plate dies and start designing my own cards! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  158. I do appreciate that you made several versions of the cover die cards - very helpful to see how these can be used!

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  159. Your cards are so pretty! It was great to see how the floral layering dies can be used separately as well as together. Your flowers are beautiful!

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  160. Love your cards.
    Love the floral layering dies.
    jenny

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  161. Super cards. I like the different ways you used the cover dies.

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  162. Thanks for all the inspiration and to Altenew for the giveaway!! Your last card is my favorite, it is so dreamy - love the addition of the vellum and the tag!

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  163. Beautiful cards!It is really fantastic to be able to use one product in so many different ways!It's really inspiring :)

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  164. Thank you for showing the layers separate - - you can really use them as one layer. But they are really fantastic layered together. Beautiful color choice

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  165. Those layering dies are so pretty - love what you did with them!

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  166. Absolutely beautiful cards. Can't wait to see your next project.

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