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Monday, February 6, 2017

February My Monthly Hero - Release + Giveaway!

Welcome to another My Monthly Hero release! You should have found me by way of Jessica's fabulous blog - if you didn't, head on back to the Hero Arts blog to start at the very beginning! There will be more info about today's blog hop and the prize up for grabs later in this post. But first, I want to show you the fun little project I made!!

To be honest, I was hit with a major creative block when I went to start making my project. My January was filled with travel - both fun and sad - and it kicked my butt. So I did a little searching around Pinterest for inspiration and found a bunch of ADORABLE cloud mobiles. I thought some of the dies in the kit would be perfect for making my own little cloud wall hanging!


I absolutely love the Nesting Clouds Infinity Dies that are an optional add-on to the kit. Clouds in many sizes - ooooh does this make me HAPPY! I used the largest die to cut out my clouds from white felt. I love the felt from Benzie Designs - super nice quality wool felt.



I also used the little raindrop-shaped die from the Raining Fluff Frame Cuts. I love the matching stamp set for these dies so much, it's adorable!! I'll be sharing more cards made with it very soon! And the heart was cut using the Nesting Hearts Infinity Dies, which were in the Valentine's release and are completely fabulous!



All of the pieces were stitched on my machine. I am not what you'd call a great seamstress, so it's all wonky and crooked - but that makes it homemade and sweet, am I right? :D I added a little stuffing to the cloud, and then strung it all together using the silver embroidery floss that's included in this month's kit.

Here's a look at the full kit! There's so much in here to love!


And all of the add-ons are fantastic, too! The little animals in Fun in the Rain??? ADORABLE!!

As I mentioned, I'm part of a great blog hop today. Please visit all of the links below, and leave comments as you go! Hero Arts is giving away a kit to one lucky commenter, drawn from the comments left on all of the blogs. You have until Sunday Feb 12 at 11:59pm to get your comments in. Check the Hero Arts blog for the winner!

The Hero Arts Blog
Jennifer McGuire
Yana Smakula
Wanda Guess
Amy Tsuruta
Clare Prezzia
Kathy Racoosin
Debby Hughes
Kelly Latevola
Lydia Fiedler
May Park
Jessica Frost-Ballas
Libby Hickson (you are here!)
Michelle Short

Thanks for stopping by today!

Hero Arts My Monthly Hero February 2017
Hero Arts My Monthly Hero February 2017
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Hero Arts Nesting Clouds Infinity Dies
Hero Arts Nesting Clouds Infinity Dies
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Hero
Hero Arts Raining Fluff Frame Cuts
Hero Arts Raining Fluff Frame Cuts
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Hero
Hero Art Nesting Hearts Infinity Dies
Hero Art Nesting Hearts Infinity Dies
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Hero
Hero Arts Raining Cats and Dogs
Hero Arts Raining Cats and Dogs
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Hero
Hero Arts Fun in the Rain
Hero Arts Fun in the Rain
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Hero
Hero Arts Fun in the Rain Frame Cuts
Hero Arts Fun in the Rain Frame Cuts
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Hero
Hero Arts Rain or Shine
Hero Arts Rain or Shine
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Hero
Hero Arts Cloud Raindrop Confetti Fancy Die
Hero Arts Cloud Raindrop Confetti Fancy Die
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238 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness Libby, this is absolutely adorable! I can't wait to CASE your project!! :)

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  2. Adorable idea--love the use of felt.

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  3. This is WAY too cute, Libby! I love it! And lol, I was wondering how you got your stitching so nice....;)

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    1. LOL! Well we're always our own worst critic, aren't we? :)

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  4. Great idea! This home decor is just darling!

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  5. I love cloud mobiles! They are my fave and this one is super cute!

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  6. omg I love the cloud with the rain. this is so cute

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  7. I love that you made a different project with the dies-felt is under utilized!

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  8. What a fun project! Great job thinking outside the box!

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  9. This is an amazing kit and you were so creative with it.

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  10. I LOVE this project! Felt cloud mobile! So adorable. I really need those nesting clouds!

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  11. That was a clever way to use those cloud dies!

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  12. Love the out of the box way you used this. So inspiring

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  13. Libby, you rocked it. Love your project!

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  14. Fantastic alternative way to use these products. I too love the infinity die. I want this kit so bad but money is tight as I have to replace the HVAC system on my house :(

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  15. Very cute and Interesting twist.

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  16. OOHH this is to adorable!! Great use of the kit. LOVE IT!!

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  17. love this kit - never would have thought to use the die set this way

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  18. What a cool use for the dies. Very neat stitching!

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  19. Great idea.Super fun and adorable.

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  20. Creative use of the felt.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  21. Adorable mobile, Libby! Just love your felt cloud with the dangling drops and heart!!

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  22. Such an imaginative use for these dies. I would never have thought of a mobile. Great design. You deserve kudos for doing something different. It shows the versatility of this kit and add-ons. I love your thinking. Your stitching is great. TFS

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  23. great imagination using the cloud with felt.

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  24. Such a sweet idea! Thank you for sharing!

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  25. Very cute mobile. Thanks for sharing.

    Linda D.

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  26. What a fabulous idea!
    Thank you for sharing.

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  27. I am in LOVE with those clouds infinity dies. I can't wait for them to arrive :D

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  28. Oh this is awesome, might have case you and make for my upcoming new grand babies! A wonderful idea!💜🤗

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  29. To be honest I am not a big fan of felt, but your cloud is really nice :)

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  30. Oh my daughter would love these all over her room, they are wonderful, thank you for such a great post, so sweet xx

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  31. A clever use for the dies. I love it!

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  32. I love seeing how differently each designer used the same supplies and came up with such a variety of different cards.

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  33. Okay, this was too cute. I could totally see this as a DIY mobile for a baby's room! Thanks for sharing!

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  34. Libby, this is adorable! My little grandsons would love these in their rooms! Super CUTE!

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  35. What a fun mobile! I never think of using my dies with anything but paper.

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  36. What a fabulous idea and you did such a great job.

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  37. OMG - I never thought of this - what a brilliant share - thank you :)

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  38. So cute! And such a clever idea to use felt to make it!

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  39. Absolutely love the mobile! It's so awesome!

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  40. This is gorgeous! It doesn't look wonky to me, but it does look homemade with love! What a beautiful use of those dies. Thanks so much for sharing!

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  41. Cute idea! Thanks for sharing your project on the blog hop.

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  42. What a great way to use the dies.,

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  43. Really cute interpretation! Outside the box...

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  44. I love your rain cloud....what a creative way to use the dies! Thank you for sharing this 😀

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  45. Oh my, this project this so delightful. Thanks for sharing:)

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  46. This makes me think of a nursery. It's so cute and such a unique way to use dies! I love it!

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  47. Great kit, add-ons, and love this idea!! Might even be a great idea for selling at craft fairs.

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  48. I love this project! I don't even own a sewing machine so I am super impressed with your stitching;) Thanks.

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  49. I LOVE clouds! So this is just the perfect little project! Thanks for sharing :-)

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  50. I think your cloud wall hanging is wonderful. Thanks for sharing your project.

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  51. Such a cute project! I forget there are other mediums out there :)

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  52. Thank you for sharing your awesome project.

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  53. I love that yours was different than anything else I've seen today on the blog hop - nice job! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  54. What a cute idea for a baby's room. It's nice to be reminded that there's more to crafting than cards.

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  55. Love that your made something other than a card. I need to start thinking out of the box more.

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  56. How cute is that? What a great idea.

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  57. Love this felt project!! I have yet to get any felt in my stash but this is making me want to run out and get some so I can make a project like yours. Love this!!

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  58. oh WOW this is just adorable- i LOVE LOVE it. My tween daughter would go crazy for one in her room! thanks for the amazing inspo- and thank you for the chance to win!

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  59. Very creative way to use this kit . really like the clouds in the felt

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  60. What a wonderful idea. That's why blog hops are the best, to see all the different creative ideas you all have. Thanks for sharing!

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  61. Just an adorable project! Way to think 'Not a card!'

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  62. Such a cute idea that shows the versatility of the dies to use something other than paper in making a project which is something we often forget. Thanks for sharing.

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  63. I never think to use the craft tools outside the card world. Thanks for being inspirational and reminding us that paper isn't the only medium.

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  64. What a great idea to make a mobile. Cute.

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  65. O my gosh just too sweet. What a great idea.

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  66. I made something similar for my sister's baby shower! This was before I got into crafting/card making though. I would have loved to have used dies instead of cutting the shapes by hand... I'm a bit of a perfectionist. ;)
    This is uber-adorable!

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  67. This is a great mobile. A great idea for using the cloud dies! Thank you.

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  68. So clever! Way to think outside the box!

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  69. Enjoy the multipurpose ways to use our stamps and dies

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  70. I love this! It would make such a cute gift for someone with a new baby. I wish I could sew! TFS a different way to use the dies! x

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  71. Your cloud & raindrops mobile is adorable. I really enjoy how everyone goes in a different direction when they get their kit.So fun!

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  72. Very cute project for a baby's room>

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  73. Love your cloud creation. Thanks for sharing!

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  74. Very clever use of dies, so cute.

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  75. Such a cute idea! Would be a great gift to go with a card for someone having a tough time.

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  76. Very unique! This will be a lovely addition to any room. TFS

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  77. Would look great in my studio as a permanent addition to help visitors think outside the box too! Thanks for showing up the way...

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  78. So cute, would make a wonderful mobile.

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  79. OMG! That is adorable! Using felt with that die set never even crossed my mind! I love it!

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  80. You're so clever. This is going to win the cuteness award. Love this kit from Hero Arts.

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  81. This is just too adorable! Clever use of the kit!

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  82. Sweet wall hanging! Wouldn't that make a fun gift? Looks great out of felt! Awesome new kit, filled with lots of creative possibilities!

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  83. I am loving your cloud mobile! I was not decided on buying those dies...well now I must have them. Thanks for your inspiration.

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  84. What a cute idea you came up with....love it!

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  85. What an awesome way to use this kit! Using the cloud die set with felt! Such a cute wall hanging.

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  86. Oh my gosh! You sewed some clouds and raindrops! I am not quite that talented! You inspire me to think outside the box!

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  87. Libby, what a great idea! I read that you could use the dies with felt, but never tried it. Your beautiful piece is inspiring me to do so! Thanks for sharing.

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  88. Love this lovely plush wall hanging Libby! This will make a great nursery decor piece! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  89. Wonderful, creative project!! It's great to know that designers also have "road block" when it comes to creativity. I am not alone! :-) Your design is delightful. So cute!

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  90. What a great idea! Just adorable!

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  91. Versatility is the perfect word for your project.

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  92. Way to think outside the box of cards!

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  93. This is so cute. I love it when dies are used with other materials

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  94. You definitely kicked that creative block in the butt. What a cute and unexpected idea. This kit is so adorable as are all the posts on this hop. Thank you for the inspiration.

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  95. Very creative and love the cute idea.

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  96. What a cute mobile.....would not have thought about using the kit this way.

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  97. What a cute idea,I love it!!!

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  98. Great idea! good to see someone thinking outside the square.

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  99. What a cute and clever project, and your sewing looks just great to me!!! Its amazing all the ideas that I've seen on the Hop from the kit and the add ons.

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  100. Brilliant! Was hoping someone would feature the cloud dies.

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  101. Oh my, how adorable! Love this idea!!

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  102. Your creative block sure isn't obvious! This is so cute and I can so use this idea for an infant mobile I am making! thank you

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  103. I never would have come up with an idea like this! So cool.

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  104. Like how you made this. Vwry special. Thank you for sharing your talent with us......

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  105. what a great idea! i love it! thank you for sharing!

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  106. Another completely different use of this kit! Love it!

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  107. What a great idea, its fantastic to see different things to do with our craft products. Love the mobile..

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  108. All I can say, is I wish I knew how to sew. This is adorable.

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  109. super cute little wall hanging!!

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  110. I just love what you made!!! I already wanted those cloud dies, not I really want them!

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  111. Great new idea to use the kit...love this

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  112. i love those cloud dies .... and your wall hanging is inspiring

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  113. Such a cute mobile. What a clever way to use the cloud die . I love the little heart added to the mobile.

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  114. This is so cute. Inspiring way of using the dies. Thanks for sharing.

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  115. Never thought to use dies like this, absolutely stunning :)

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  116. Love your mobile! So creative! And your stitching looks pretty awesome to me. Mine would be way more wonky than yours, that's for sure!!

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  117. What a great idea. Never thought about using felt. Thanks for sharing.

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  118. So cute! Would be great in a baby's room!

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  119. Love the cloud mobile! Super adorable!!

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  120. I like the way you have used the dies in the kit--a great project!

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  121. What a different idea using the cloud, very cute

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  122. Very cute!! Imaginative use of the kit!! mumbird3(at)gmail(dot)com

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  123. I love this idea; using the felt, so unique.

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  124. WOW!!! Your rain cloud and rain drops are really super cute!!!

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  125. Can see felt raindrops on a card too!! Nice idea.

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  126. Your mobile is darling and very unique. Thanks for sharing.
    Great new Hero Arts kit!

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  127. What a FAB idea to use the cloud dies! Love it! So so cute ^_^

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  128. What an original way of using card dies. Great idea :)

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  129. What an adorable idea for the dies! I love the little heart raining down with the raindrops...little bits of love sent from heaven. ❤️ Thank you for sharing your creativity!

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  130. What a clever idea, Libby! This mobile is adorable! Thanks for sharing with us and for participating in this great hop and giveaway.

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  131. Cute idea and I loved seeing the set used in a unique way.

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  132. That's something I've never tried! Very cute. Thank you for sharing!

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  133. Great Idea with the felt, a couple more of those and you could make a Mobile. very inspired.

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  134. Wonderful felt mobile! I love the little heart drop amongst the rain drops.

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  135. This is so clever!! I LOVE that you thought outside of the box!!

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  136. So many cool things you could do with that felt clouds. Thanks for the great ideas. TFS

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  137. Very cute, love your idea! Would look great in a nursery or toddler's room! Thanks for sharing.

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  138. Totally awesome!!! Can’t wait to get this kit with my subscription! Such fun and fantastic examples!
    ~God bless~

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  139. This is gorgeous! I love working with felt and this is fantastic use of the cloud dies!

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  140. This is adorable and creative, and so very charming. I wouldn't mind this hanging in my craft room!

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  141. I love this fun wall hanging. It's happy even though it's clouds and rain.

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  142. This is so great! I am so glad that this kit will be coming my way!

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  143. Thanks for sharing your precious idea for using the kit.

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  144. Very clever idea!! And very cute!: )

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  145. Wow, awesome Libby! This came out so pretty, what a great idea, definitely want to try this out. Thanks for sharing and inspiring.

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  146. Super awesome idea to use this kit to make a felt wall hanging! This is really thinking outside the box. OMG this kit is so versatile, the possibilities are endless. Have a lovely day. Cheers Donna Z :)

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  147. What a great idea - love how you've shown us something different using the kit!

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  148. What a clever idea to use the kit.

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  149. What a clever way to use the kit. Thanks for sharing!

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  150. A mobile is what I thought of at first, too. Love your sweet wall hanging!

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