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Monday, November 7, 2016

November My Monthly Hero - Release + Giveaway!

It's another My Monthly Hero release day over at Hero Arts! Wow, can you believe they've been doing these kits for over a year now? Time flies when you're creating awesome kits! This month's kit took a fun DIY spin - there's a fabulous die for making do it yourself handmade ornaments (or gift boxes or treat boxes or advent calendars...!), but I used the other stamps and dies included in the kit, originally designed for decorating the sides of the ornaments.



When I saw all of the decorative triangles in development, I immediately had to suggest that they add a stump for those triangles to become trees! The stamps were designed to fit the entire sides of the diamond-shaped ornament, and the die is to make windows in the sides of the ornament, so it's smaller than the stamps. But that's no problem, you can just die-cut a smaller portion of the larger stamped triangle.


I used gold embossing powder on my little trees so this card has a lot of shine going on. The solid tree was cut from some glitter cardstock in my stash, and the gold card base is something I had on hand as well. I used one of my new favorite tools (even though it's not new!) to create the scallop border - Planner Page Edges. I'm a longtime scallop fanatic.

The little message strip was done with an optional add-on set to this month's kit called Little Messages Stamp & Cut. I really love that long, skinny banner die - I know I'll be using it all the time!


Here's a look at the main kit:


There's also another stamp & cut set called Number It, an adorable clear set Mini Christmas, and a completely fabulous Holiday Words Stencil that I cannot wait to play with!

I'm part of a fantastic blog hop today:

The Hero Arts Blog
Jennifer McGuire
Yana Smakula
Mariana Grigsby
May Park
Amy Tsuruta
Clare Prezzia
Ilina Crouse
Laura Bassen
Heather Ruwe
Jessica Frost-Ballas
Shari Carroll at Simon Says Stamp
Julie Ebersole at Ellen Hutson's CLASSroom
Libby Hickson

Be sure to comment on all of the blogs in the hop by next Sunday night (11/13 11:59pt) - Hero Arts will be giving away a kit to one lucky comment, drawn from all comments across all the blogs.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Hero Arts Snow Layering Paper
Hero Arts Snow Layering Paper
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Hero
Embossing Gun
Embossing Gun
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Hero | SSS
Hero Arts Gold EP
Hero Arts Gold EP
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Hero
Mini MISTI
Mini MISTI
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SSS
DCWV Twinkle Glints Glitter 6x6 Stack
DCWV Twinkle Glints Glitter 6x6 Stack
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SSS
Hero Arts My Monthly Hero November 2016
Hero Arts My Monthly Hero November 2016
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Hero
Hero Arts Planner Page Edges
Hero Arts Planner Page Edges
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Hero
Hero Arts Little Messages Stamp & Cut
Hero Arts Little Messages Stamp & Cut
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Hero
Hero Arts Number It Stamp & Cut
Hero Arts Number It Stamp & Cut
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Hero
Hero Arts Mini Christmas
Hero Arts Mini Christmas
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Hero
Hero Arts Holiday Words Stencil
Hero Arts Holiday Words Stencil
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Hero

163 comments:

  1. Beautiful card - love the use of the elements to make those wonderful trees!

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  2. Fun & Glitzy card! Great kit and inspiration! Thanks for the chance to win!
    ~God bless~

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  3. Very beautiful and fun card. Love all the different possibilities of this kit!

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  4. so great.can't wait to get the kit

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  5. Like the decor & sparkle look of these.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  6. Love love love your card! Gold sparkles .. awesome! :)

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  7. Love, love, love the gold glitzy trees on your card! What a great idea! The November kit looks great!
    ~Gin K.~

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  8. Beautiful card - fun use of the dies in this kit. Thanks!

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  9. Great way to use the triangle stamps. Lovely cards.

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  10. I cannot imagine a lovelier collection of Christmas trees - the gold is gorgeous!! So elegant and festive at the same time! It's super beautiful, Libby!

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  11. This set is so great! I love all the versatility! Thousands of possibilities!

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  12. Very cute and sparkly (love it) card!

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  13. Darling row of trees, Libby! Just love all the gold embossing and your scalloped glittery border!!

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  14. Libby I'm happy they listened to you ... need the stump! But so happy that they made it a separate stamp/die! Fabulous card!
    =]

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  15. Gorgeous! There is no end to all the creative possibilities held within this kit. Thanks so much for sharing. It's been an incredible blog hop!

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  16. Great trees! Very inventive
    Thank you!
    Penny

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  17. Lovely and creative use of the dies. Beautiful Card, Libby. :D

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  18. Pretty Pretty, I love the forest!!

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  19. What a pretty gold card with the vellum background I think I need to create after seeing what you did

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  20. I love you love you love what you did with those gold trees they are just beautiful this might be my favorite card actually that many cards in the whole block up this probably is my favorite part of the whole the whole ha ha I love it

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  21. What a beautiful card. I love the vellum you added also

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  22. Wonderful card. You can never go wrong with gold at the holidays!

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  23. Beautiful, shiny gold card! Love the triangles made into trees.

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  24. Wow - love that shiny gold card! Can't wait to get my kit and add-ons so I can try this idea!

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  25. I am so glad I ordered this one. (Usually I just drool and whine about my budget! ...and hope I can win one!) Thank you for showing me another way this is so versatile. Your card is beautifullly elegant.

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  26. I love love love Chrissy and I especially love the little special touches. This set is perfect for so many reasons and the ideas are endless. T xx

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  27. I love gold for the holidays what a great idea to use for cards thanks

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  28. What a gorgeous card! Love all the gold and sparkle and thanks for getting them to add tree trunks!

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  29. So festive with the gold and sparkle.

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  30. lovely card, love gold embossing on white cardstock

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  31. Ooooh. The gold is so pretty and sparkly!

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  32. Beautiful card! I love the versatility of this kit!

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  33. A very sophisticated card in gold and graphic trees!

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  34. What a beautiful card. I just love the gold glittery trees.
    Love the new kit. So nice.

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  35. love this kit and all the beautiful things that y'all have made with them!

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  36. Beautiful card. Love the gold and the trees. That kit looks like so much fun! Thanks for sharing

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  37. Very pretty and you can not go wrong with the gold bling

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  38. so sweet.. love the little glitter trees!!

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  39. Your card is beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

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  40. Like the card is simple yet elegant.

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  41. I can't wait to get the kit and play with it! So beautiful and fun!

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  42. Thanks for the stumps!! I love that you can create beautiful trees with the stamps and dies. They really are gorgeous and your card made perfect use of them!

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  43. Such cute little chunky Christmas trees💓

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  44. Awesome idea to use the triangles as trees.....GENIUS!!! Thanks for the great inspiration!

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  45. Wow, love the gold you used for the cards. Different from what others have created with the kit. Thank you for sharing such a beautiful card.

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  46. Excellent kit for the holidays! With all the inspiration, I can't wait to get started!

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  47. I really need to start using embossing powder other than white. This offers some great inspiration, thanks!

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  48. Lovely elegant card, the triangle shape is so useful!

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  49. Love all the glitter and sparkle!

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  50. lovely,sparkly, merry and bright!

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  51. Beautiful, absolutely beautiful!

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  52. Your card is so pretty!! Love it and this new card kit:)

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  53. Always love the bling! Adorable ways to use this set!

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  54. I didn't notice the tree stumps until now! I love how the stamps can decorate the ornament, be trees, be backgrounds. Love the gold embossing.

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  55. Absolutely adorable and love the sparkle. Very creative.

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  56. Love your card - this set has so many possibilities! Thanks for sharing!

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  57. Fun use of dies - super cute trees! :-)

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  58. Here I am, at the end of a fantastic blog hop and every one has been unique and wonderful. Who knew triangles and tiny stamps could make so many wonderful cards and ornaments. Gold metal work, team.

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  59. So pretty and creative!! Great use of the dies!

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  60. Love that card - the triangle Christmas trees are so darn pretty. I like the gold embossing too

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  61. Gold and shinning! Love the design of your card. Thank you so much for sharing and it truly is a wonderful kit to use for so many great ideas!

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  62. Those lovely little gold trees are adorable!

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  63. Libby, Great card! Love the pattern paper you used. Thank you for sharing with us.

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  64. Brilliant! Love the versatility of this kit. I am looking forward to creating with it. Thanks for the tree stump and the inspiration :-).

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  65. Love your card, what an exciting kit!

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  66. This was a great blog hop! Such great new products

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  67. Love your beautiful triangle trees! Such pretty designs on each one, and lovely in gold and white!

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  68. Your card makes me wish that my kit had already arrived!

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  69. Love your card! I can't wait to get my kit. I'm so glad I ordered shortly after I started the blog because when I went back to Hero Arts a little later to check something, the kit had already sold out. Whew! I barely got one. I didn't get any of the mystery bags because they were gone before I got there. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  70. Great idea to include a stump to make the triangles trees--genius! Beautiful card!! Thanks for sharing.

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  71. Love your triangle trees. Thanks for sharing!

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  72. Awesome card. Thank you for sharing.

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  73. Love all the shiny gold on the card. Those triangle/tree stamps are amazing.....the whole kit is amazing. Have a lovely day. Cheers Donna Z :)

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  74. Love your tree card! The triangle stamps are so versatile. Can't wait to try this idea!

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  75. Oh wow!!! Awesome card!!! This kit is really amazing!!!

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  76. Thanks for the time you spent showing us how we can use these small sized stamps and dies.

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  77. Great card! This kit is awesome!

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  78. Love how you mixed al the different looks of gold and but it it on Kraft. Your card looks awesome. This whole kit is is so awesome and versatile. I was sad to see that your the last stop on the blog hop. I thoroughly enjoyed it. Thanks for sharing and have a blessed day.

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  79. The trees are my favorite stamp so I love what you've done with this card!

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  80. Truly an elegant and festive card with the gold touches and tree. I appreciate the addition of the tree trunk, it gives the stamp set more creative possibilities ! Great kit!

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  81. Gorgeous! I love all the gold & this amazing set.

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  82. Oh how gorgeous these trees are. I love the gold and white combo.

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  83. Gorgeous gold!! Just beautiful !!!

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  84. Your card is gorgeous. The tress are gorgeous. Lovely design!

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  85. So cute! The team has come up with so many creative uses for these dies!

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  86. Beautiful card. I love what all designers have shown us with this new kit and add ons

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  87. WOW! You did an amazing job on this card using this kit!

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  88. Oh yeah, I will definitely be CASEing these ideas! Thanks so much for the inspiration and the opportunity.

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  89. I love the use of gold and white on vellum with a neutral background. Making the triangles into trees is superb. Thank you. - Carol G.

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  90. I love gold anytime, but especially for the holidays. All the designs make beautiful trees on the card front. Gold and kraft paper are the perfect combination!

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  91. You can never go wrong with gold. Beautiful card.

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  92. I do believe Libby that this is my favorite card of the entire blog hop. I love the gold trees. So pretty, This has sold me on this kit for my card making. Thank you.

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  93. Love the Christmas trees! What a great use of the stamps to create something so beautiful!

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  94. Gold was definitely a good choice for this card. When used together the dies and stamps make fancy Christmas trees!

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  95. Beautiful card....love the sparkle!

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  96. Channeling my best Bob Ross, "pretty little trees"! :) Seriously though, those gold embossed triangles as trees are lovely.

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  97. Who knew something so simple could look so elegant! Thanks for the ideas and thank you HA for a terrific kit!

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  98. I love your beautiful gold card, it's stunning!

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  99. I love glitter for Christmas! Such a beautiful card.

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  100. Sweet and simple. Thanks for sharing.

    Linda D.

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  101. Love the trees and the gold makes your card so elegant.

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  102. Just love those trees! I'm so happy I ordered this kit! Can hardly wait to follow your great example!

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  103. what a pretty gold card. i love the little trees.

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  104. Beautiful card, love how you used these gorgeous stamps!

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  105. Oh Libby, this is beautiful! Love these add-ons!

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  106. I love how you make the triangles into trees. Beautiful, simple shape, into gorgeous gold greeting cards.

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  107. Stunning card, love how you used the kit. the gold and white with sparkle is stunning

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  108. Wonderful cards. Love that color combination.

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  109. What a truly elegant design! I love it (and I'm so glad you asked for that trunk!!!) Thank you so much for sharing and inspiring!

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  110. Love the variety of the trees.
    Beautiful card.
    thanks for sharing.

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  111. Love your trees going across the card! Such a pretty card!

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  112. Ok, ok I guess I need this kit! great projects thanks.

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  113. Gold is so current and classic. Thank you for the inspiration!

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  114. They saved the best for last, didn't they? You know what your card reminds me of? The song by Burl Ives called Silver and Gold. I know there is no silver in the card but the song talks about both. The card is shiny, sparkly, and Gold! I love the designs on the trees that you did and how each one is different. You did a beautiful job on your card and I hope I win the set so I can make a card like you did.

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  115. I like the way you used the dies. So different and cool.

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  116. That gold embossing powder packs a serious punch. I love the sparkles. Thanks for sharing your awesome work!

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  117. The Gold tones make for a very classy look!

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  118. Thanks for making sure they added tree stumps! They add so much versatility to the set.

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  119. Those stamp patterns are just so beautiful! They look amazing in gold. Such a lovely card.

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