1/14/13

Hero Arts Hostess Hop


Welcome to the Hero Arts Hostess Hop, featuring fabulous stamps from the new 2013 release!

If you’ve been following along, you’ve just arrived from Deborah Nolan's blog!

Hero Arts will be awarding prizes from randomly drawn comments. For a chance to win, simply comment on ANY of the stops along the hop on ANY day, including each day’s starting post at the Hero Club Blog. The more comments you leave, the better your chance of winning!

I'm all about sparkle + shine these days, so that's sort of the theme for today!

First card I created features Map of America CG527 and Tweed Pattern S5654 stamps. The Map of America CG527 stamp is a full size rubber cling stamp, it is large enough to cover a standard size card front. I first stamp the pattern onto white card stock. I trimmed it down just a tad for layering purposes and then set it aside I then stamped the map image onto another layer. Then I trimmed down a sheet of clear acetate and sewed it directly on top of the map image. Before sewing the last side shut, I threw some sequins in. Now it's a shaker card!


Finally, I stamped the sentiment from Essential Messages CL371 separately, trimmed and layered and adhered on top of the acetate layer with some Scor-Tape. It's really much easier than it looks.





The Tweed Pattern S5654 stamp really gives it that vintage air mail look, I think they complement each other nicely.


Here's another card featuring the Tweed Pattern S5654 stamp. I stamped it on white card stock, trimmed it to size and colored in selective areas. To adhere to the sparkle + shine theme, I used my glitter pen and added some shine. It's so neat looking in person! The sentiment is from the Birthday Messages stamp set.




Last but not least, here's a very clean and simple card using the Winter Scene K5524 stamp and sentiment from It's Your Day CL661. I had previously left it without the black strip and sentiment-less, because well, the image is just that beautiful that it can stand alone by itself! Anyway, after further thought, I added the extra elements. I wanted to mimic the look of a cold winter at dusk.




To create the subtle sky, I masked off the hills and lightly swiped some blue Distress ink in an upward motion. The final step was adding some sparkle. I grabbed my glitter pens - silver and gold and accented the trees just a bit. 

That's all from me today! If you find a broken link, you'll find a master list of the hop links at the Hero Club Blog. Also, please report broken links to Tami.

Thanks for stopping by and good luck! Your next stop on the Hero Arts Hostess Blog Hop is my insanely talented friend Jenn Biederman!

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391 comments:

  1. You are so talented! Love the way you used the map for a shaker card! The tweed card looks so cool with the colors and shimmer! :)

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  2. Are you kidding me?! That shaker card is the most nifty idea EVER! You are over the top. The tweed background looks like such fun, too. What a great inspiration you are! Thanks.

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  3. Gorgeous cards. They're all lovely but the tweed pattern is really fabulous :)

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  4. I love your cards, especially the map one with the sequins. Cool!

    grace

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  5. hmm, the tweed card or the shaker map one...both darling!

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  6. Genius idea to make the map background card into a shaker!! Love the colored tweed background and of course, the winter scene; love the added black detail.

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  7. Excellent showcase of the new stamps, Kryssi!! I love them all! You are absolutely brilliant!

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  8. Very nice cards. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  9. LOVE the Cards you made...So Kryssi and Perfect!! Your a tough act to Follow Sweet Girl! xoxo

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  10. nice job! enjoyed my visit - thanks for the inspiration.
    Sandra ltb

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  11. I really like your cards! The winter scene is my very favorite!

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  12. Fabulous cards--love the sequin shaker card.

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  13. I love the tweed pattern stamp you used on the birthday card! Great job!

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  14. All your cards are pretty. I love the first one with the map stamp.

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  15. I love what you did with the tweed stamp! And I am a sucker for maps too! Thanks for sharing!

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  16. Great cards, love how you stamped and colored the tweed background!

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  17. So beautiful cards all of them, and I´m totally in love with the winterscene here, that´s definitely a must have stamp, that´s for sure he he he. Soooo lovely work here too.

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  18. omg!!! oozing creativity! you rock girl!

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  19. Love the way you made the tweed stamp just on the edge of the map! Love your work :)

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  20. Beautiful cards and the shaker card is so clever. I love how you used the tweed background.

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  21. So pretty! My favorite is the tweed pattern...it looks awesome all colored in and sparkly!

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  22. I love the creativity in the first card but absolutely LOVE the last card its so soft and beautiful the effect of the distress it is wonderful!

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  23. The winter scene is such a sweet stamp- I've looked at it many times. Your card may push me over the edge to finally get it!

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  24. Beautiful cards and the creativity is amazing! Love the shimmer and tweed!-L. Berry

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  25. Kryssi! These are true show-stoppers! I love the sequins on the first one and the coloring with the dab of silver on the second one. The third one is so peaceful and serene. You're so talented!

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  26. Love these! The shaker card is so clever! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  27. All are pretty, but the beautiful winter scene stole the show for me.

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  28. Especially enjoyed the winter woodsy scene but other great ideas, too. Thanks for sharing your ideas.

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  29. GREAT idea for the shaker with sequins! BEAUTIFUL rainbow TWEED and winter scene.

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  30. All of your cards are terrific. So creative with the sequins. And wow on the coloring of the tweed card.

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  31. Beautiful cards! Love the winter scene!

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  32. I love the map card, really fabulous!!

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  33. Kryssi, love your cards! Brilliant idea for the shaker card. Your use of the tweed pattern and the way you colored it is my favorite!

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  34. How fun is the shaker card! Love the striking tweed background and the winter scene card is lovely.

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  35. Beautiful cards! I love the sequins on the first one, but my favorite is the second, so bold and graphic, and easy to do!

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  36. Awesome cards! Love the way you did your shaker and the color/sparkles on the winter scene :-)

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  37. Muy padres las tres tarjetas la que mas me gusto fue la primera por la tecnica que usaste al ponerle el acetato y lo de adentro se ve muy chido!! Felicidades y saludos desde Guadalajara, Jalisco

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  38. Beautiful cards! Love the background on the second one! Great use of color and sparkle!

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  39. All threes cards re lovely, but the maps and tweed border definitely hits the top spot for me. Love the sequins addition.

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  40. You know how much I LOVE your style!!!!

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  41. Absolutely genius making a shaker card, the tweed pattern is also used so beautifully!!!

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  42. Wow, your samples are stunning. What an awesome look with the tweed on the second card.

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  43. Stunning...love Make a wish and I always love maps... just terrific inspiration. Thank you.

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  44. Stunning as always Kryssi! I love the shaker card!! :>

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  45. Great cards and ideas! Thanks for sharing your creativity. ;-)

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  46. Great card, thanks for giving us not just one idea.

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  47. Lovely cards!!! Love the chevron esp!!

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  48. This is a fabulous blog hop and your stop is no exception. I love your cards and appreciate the details on how to create them. Just learning about the different techniques is always so helpful! The Map of the USA and the Tweed stamp are two of my favorite new HA stamps.

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  49. Fabulous cards! I love the shaker card on the map background and how you added the perfect touch of glitter to the tweed background!

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  50. What beautiful creations Kryssi! I don't know how you get your ideas! Love that first shaker card, it's such fun to think that the places on the map that becone "marked" with a sequin will change every time someone shakes the card! I adore your second very modern card and of course the beautiful serene scene you created with your last card! Awesome work!

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  51. Lovely cards especially the map. Very unique. Thanks for sharing.

    Linda D.

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  52. Goodness! Thanks for the terrific cards! I need to find my "Winter Scene" stamp and give that technique a try.

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  53. That map stamp is the one I want sooooo bad!! I absolutely love it and would use it on everything. Great work on your card :)

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  54. I just love the card using the winter scene stamp. It's gorgeous!

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  55. Great cards. Love how bright and cheerful that birthday card is.

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  56. Just love the idea of making a shaker card. Love the tweed card too. So fabulous.

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  57. Gorgeous cards!!! I love how you created a shaker card, and how versatile the tweed pattern is on your first 2 cards! Your winter scene is also very striking...so dreamy and beautiful!

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  58. Hi Kryssi. (cool spelling, btw).
    Great map idea with the first card. The base aqua paper is perfect with the map. Clever idea.
    Great use of tweeds and lovely Wish card.
    A

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  59. love shaker cards!! thank you :)
    stephV

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  60. OH! I love the shaker card!! What a fantastic idea... I can't wait to finish the hop so I can go and play with the Tweed Pattern now. Love the fun way you colored it!

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  61. OH! I love the shaker card!! What a fantastic idea... I can't wait to finish the hop so I can go and play with the Tweed Pattern now. Love the fun way you colored it!

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  62. Love your 3 cards ... that colouring on the tweed was such fun ... and your scene so beautiful and peaceful.

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  63. WOW! Your cards are all superb! Now I extra love that Map stamp! :)

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  64. I really love that map stamp. That will be great for travel books. I like how you used the tweed for the background on that one card. That is a great look. I love the winter scene stamp too. Anything with trees on it works for me. Thanks for sharing

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  65. I love the winter scene card. So simple yet so pretty! Love your other cards too. The Map stamp is my new favourite.

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  66. Those are all lovely cards, the shaker idea was very clever to sew it especially! The middle card is very 70s and the last one is so pretty!

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  67. I love that map stamp! I also really like the tweed stamp when colored like that. Great cards!

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  68. Lovely cards, the one with the winter scene is serene and peaceful

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  69. All your cards are great!
    Thank you for the inspiration!

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  70. Love the map card, I am inpspired to make a card for my son who is coming home from a month long overseas trip! Thanks for the inpsiration!

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  71. Love the map card, I am inpspired to make a card for my son who is coming home from a month long overseas trip! Thanks for the inpsiration!

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  72. Fabulous cards Kryssi! Love your fun shaker card, so creative!

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  73. Fantastic cards, Kryssi! Love the map card- very creative!

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  74. OMGosh! That shaker card is just brilliant! LOVE it! :)

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  75. Gorgeous cards Kryssi, what a fabulous shaker card!!!

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  76. All the cards were so fantastic. What a clever way to use the sequins. Thank for the inspiration.

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  77. What a great set of cards...love the first with the gold bling and the graphic tweed pattern.

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  78. The winter scene card is beautiful!

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  80. Absolutely beautiful cards! My favorite is the map card!

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  81. Love the winter card. So beautiful.

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  82. Fabulous collection of Cards! I have not had much time online lately, but sure am happy I have today!

    Congrats on being part of this fun hp and being one of the Hostesses!

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  83. Oh that shaker card is BRILLIANT! They are all SO cool! Inspiration galore!

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  84. love your map card and each one is gorgeous, the bling is great too!

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  85. Very creative way to make a shaker card. Just another reason I need to start sewing on my cards! Like the randomness of colors with the Tweed Pattern stamp and your winter scene is gorgeous. Thanks for being part of the Hero Arts blog hop.

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  86. Kryssi you rock! All your cards are brilliant!

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  87. Thanks for sharing all your cards. They are terrific! Val from IL.

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  88. Don't know if you chose or were given these stamps to craft with but you knocked out of the park, girl. I loved all your cards because you used great techniques with each one. Thanks

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  89. Kryssi, oh my GOODNESS! All wonderful cards! I especially love that winter scene and the tweed with various colors and sparkle...brilliant!

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  90. These are totally fun! I love all these great new products from Hero arts!

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  91. Fabulous cards! I love the tweed pattern.

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  92. awesome set of cards! love the tweed background card... the colors are gorgeous! :D

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  93. Wow wonderful cards, Kryssi! Loved seeing what you've created with these new gorgeous stamps!

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  94. Love your three cards. What a great idea to make the shaker card with sequin, love the colors on your second and the serenity feeling in your 3rd. Awesome work. TFS

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  95. 3 beautiful cards! I'm in love with that tweed stamp -- who knew it was so versatile? And the winter scene is just plain lovely.

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  96. Lovely cards. Like the shaker card
    idea and the last card is quite pretty.
    Carla from Utah

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  98. Absolutely stunning creations - love them all.

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  99. Wonderful designs to showcase the Hero Arts background stamps! They certainly have the edge on these beauties!!

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  100. Very nice cards! I'm really liking that chevron design!

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  101. Gorgeous cards! Such a variety you have achieved with the new stamps! Love the tweed background and the winter scene! Thank you for the awesome inspiration!

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  102. The tweed and map backgrounds have been on my wish list and I love what you did with them. That shaker card is too fun!

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  103. Such varied cards for us, Kryssi - love them all! Your shaker card is genius! So pleased to be sharing this experience with you again this year!

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  104. Wow! What great stuff. Hope you find imitation as the sincerest form of flattery!

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  105. Love that map stamp -- thanks for all the inspiration.

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  106. Love that map stamp -- thanks for all the inspiration.

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  107. love the cards, especially how you used the glitter pens on the trees, great technique. thanks for sharing and being part of the hop.

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  108. Really awesome projects. The acetate on the map, the minimal color on the tweed and the sky on the snowy scene are just lovely design elements, Kudos.

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  109. What fabulous cards! I love them all.

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  110. Love that tweed bg and the way you colored it! Also love the map card! The winter scene is pretty. Nice to be hopping with you. :)

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  111. Love your cards, they are wonderful!!! So talented!!!!

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  112. What a lovely masking job, you created a very wintery scene.

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  113. WOnderful cards! Love the sweet details!

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  114. Your 3 cards are so beautiful ! Love the design and the stamps you used !

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  115. Wonderful cards! Love the coloring on the tweed background...it's on my wishlist!

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  116. I like the tweed patterned one best, it's so funky!

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  117. I really love your card you made with the new Hero Art's map stamp. I have to put that on my wish list.

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  118. Beautiful cards! I love both of the ways that you used the fabulous tweed pattern stamp.

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  119. Beautiful cards!!!!!
    Love the new stamps.

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  120. your cards are really great. like that tweed look background.

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  121. Three gorgeous cards! Love the tweed pattern. Ger x

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  122. I love those stamps! Must haves. Thanks for such beautiful inspiration.

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  123. Loved the way you used the "Tweed Background". The black and white with the lovely aqua blue is just yummy. The map in black and white is so simple and effective and the jewels are very cool. Thanks for sharing.

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  124. Love, love, love! Thank you so much for sharing!

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  125. You are right the tweed pattern does add to the vintage look. All of your card are very nice. Thank you for the tips.

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  126. How clever to think of a shaker card for the map stamp! I loved all three of your cards--from fun to elegant!

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  127. Great and different idea! Love it!

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  128. They are all wonderful! I've been thinking about how to use the map. So creative....

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  129. They are all wonderful! I've been thinking about how to use the map. So creative....

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  130. Kryssi, I am so enjoying the varity of techniques. You rock!! The shaker card is ingenious and the make a wish card is perfect.

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  131. I have always loved maps, since I was a little girl and that was a loooong time ago. Your work is so beautiful.

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  132. These are all beautiful cards. I love how they are all different but still striking. Thanks for sharing!

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  133. These are all beautiful cards. I love how they are all different but still striking. Thanks for sharing!

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  134. Great cards!
    Love the map over the tweed!
    Love the colouring too!!!

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  135. I luv the map stamp! And I really like your creative take on it. The tweed stamp and coloring it in - it would have never crossed my mind to do so. That's why I luv these Blog Hops!

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  136. I just got that map stamp & I love what you did with it. The shaker idea is very clever. I can't believe you colored on that tweed card - very nice, but that would make my eyes cross! Thanks so much.

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  137. using the sequins under the acetate makes a most amazing shaker card!
    very creative!!
    and I love the subtle touch of gold on the trees in the winter scene- very elegant
    thank you!
    Holly

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  138. Wow, Kryssi - just love what you've done with the map and tweed bg, plus your winter scene looks amazing! Please exclude me from any prizes - I'm just here to enjoy!

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  139. Great assortment of cards! I love the touch of sparkle from the sequins!
    DeniseB

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  140. Such pretty cards! Love the shaker card. The tweed background is great!

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  141. Hi Kryssi! I love what you did with the tweed pattern stamp...so cool! I also love the winter scene, along with the detailed touch of sparkle...so pretty! Love hopping with you!!! :)

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  142. I really like the way you created these cards - I see stamps and think of them being used in one or two ways, then look at your way of displaying them and smile with delight! Thanks!

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  143. These are so simple and lovely! Thank you for sharing the great ideas. I especially loved the selective coloring of the tweed card.

    LJ Kimble

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  144. I'm impressed! What beautiful cards you made with each of the stamps. I love it when someone shows a different way to use a stamp......makes you feel like you get more than 1 use from the stamp.

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  145. I love...love your style,Kryssi!The map one is really genius! Love it!

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  146. I love all your cards. The Make a Wish one is beautiful; so serene.

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  147. I really like the simplicity of the winter scene, and the tip on red tape for the sentiment strip!

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  148. Very nice. It's great to see that all three are stamped as the basic technique but each is completely unique. They all look completely different and have such great added elements.

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  149. Love all three cards but I think my most fav is the first card with the map and the border. You're so right when you say those stamps really compliment one another. Thanks for sharing with us and thank you for the inspiration.

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  150. I LOVE the map background stamp! And the graphic stamp is amazing, too!!!!

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  151. i love how you highlighted certain areas of the background stamp. thanks for sharing
    upnurse at aol dot com

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  152. Love the winter scene with the deer card. It is beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

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  153. Wow just stunning card love it

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  154. Love the Shaker card and the sequins idea!

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  155. This is gorgeous! I esp love the first one with the sequins!

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  156. I absolutely love what you did with the tweed pattern - the colors really pop against the white embossing!

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  157. I hang my head in shame because this is the first time I have ever heard of your blog and your work. Yes, I have been living under a rock for the past year it seems! Lol. Your cards are beautiful and I so love the winter scene the best right now. All 3 cards are amazing but I so love that one. I know that folks are now moving on to Valentines Day and warmer weather cards, but I love the seasons and making birthday cards, thank you cards, etc. with a winter theme still makes me really happy. Thanks for sharing about this stamp because I didn't realize that it was in this new release. I have to take another look at that catalogue. TFS.

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  158. Beautiful cards, love your sparkle! Your sparkle takes on a new look with each card style!!

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  159. Beautiful cards! The map stamp has definitely gone on my wish list!

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  160. Wow what great cards. Love that tweed patterned background card. tFS

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  161. I would've never guessed that the map card was a shaker card! And I love the chevron tweed card too! Alittle sparkle and shine always makes anything look better! They are all so pretty!

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  162. Great card. I love how the tweed background looks like an airmail image. (PS I love Mama Elephant too - sorry Hero Arts!)

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  163. Cool cards! I like the way the tweed background stamp serves as a mat. I don't think I'd have thought to use it that way. Thank you for all the cards!

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  164. Cool cards! I like the way the tweed background stamp serves as a mat. I don't think I'd have thought to use it that way. Thank you for all the cards!

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  165. In that first card, I am just in love with your color combination! All the cards are just lovely...thanks so much for the inspiration!

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  166. Wonderful use of the map stamp! Fun shaker card! The tweed pattern card is fabulous!

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  167. Kryssi, you have long been one of my favorite stampers and these cards are just phenomenal!!! I absolutely love the map one...just genius. The birthday one just makes me smile and I LOVE how you used that Christmassy stamp to make a "Wish" card out of. Absolute perfection!

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  168. The tweed pattern looks so 3D. WOW!
    Beautiful deer CAS card too. All are lovely.

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  169. Gorgeous, absolutely perfect designed cards!!!

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  170. I'm totally digging how you colored random sections of the tweed card... totally gives it a pop art effect! TFS!

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  171. AMAZING-all three cards. Love all of them for different reasons--that map card is very inventive.

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  172. AMAZING-all three cards. Love all of them for different reasons--that map card is very inventive.

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  173. Three great cards for inspiration -- what a great idea to use sequins in a shaker card; love the spots of colour in the tweed pattern; and the winter scene card is perfect in its simplicity!

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  174. Beautiful cards Krissi! I love the way you did the shaker card and also the way you coloured your tweed card!

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  175. Gorgeous cards! Love how you colored in the tweed pattern. My favorite is the winter scene card - so simple, yet stunning.

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  176. Beautiful cards! The map shaker card is my favorite.

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  177. Wonderful cards, Kryssi. The tweed pattern is perfect and the winter scene is one of my favs (must get this stamp) :)

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  178. Great cards.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

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