Essentials By Ellen Blog Hop | February 2017 Release

Welcome to the February 2017 Essentials by Ellen Release Hop! I’ll be showcasing several of the new products on my post today! You should have arrived from the blog of the amazingly talented Brandi Kincaid!


Stay tuned to the end of this post, because I’m giving away an Essentials by Ellen stamp set! 

For my first card today, I used the new Mirror Mirror stamps and dies along with the Spa Day stamps and dies to create a card that seems a little busy and wasn't the design I had originally intended,  but I love how it turned out and I think it sends a great message!

I stamped and diecut the mirror in the center of a white cardstock panel and then I added almost all of the sentiments from the Mirror Mirror stamp set around the mirror all over the white panel. I used foiled cardstock for the mirror and used Copic markers to colour the frame of the mirror and the lights.


I stamped the woman image from the Spa Day stamp set onto white cardstock, coloured her in with Copic markers, diecut her and then adhered her in front of the mirror.

You can see the video sharing how I created this card below:


For my second card, I used the new Make It Beautiful stamp set and coordinating dies to create a fun nail polish themed scene on my card with a really fun sentiment. ;)

I stamped the nail polish bottles onto white cardstock with Tuxedo Black Memento ink and then I coloured each of them in with different colours of Copic markers. Once I was done with the colouring, I added Glossy Accents to the top of each one to make them raised and shiny.


I diecut the outline of the bottle into the main white cardstock panel and then I adhered the panel with foam adhesive. I added the green bottle into the diceut opening, but adhered it directly onto the card base so it would be lower then the diecut panel.

I added the red and aqua bottles to the panel, one direct to paper and one with foam adhesive, stamped the sentiment and added some clear sequins. You can see how I created the card in the video below:



Giveaway!!

Leave a comment on this blog post for a chance to win today's giveaway! The winner may choose any in stock Essentials by Ellen brand stamp set  (Maximum value $25 USD) at Ellen Hutson.com  To enter, please leave a comment on today’s post by Tuesday, February 28!

ALL winners will be announced at the CLASSroom on Friday, March 3Please check there on that date to see if you are a winner and for further details on claiming your prize!


Your next stop on the hop is the awesome Emily Leiphart!
If you get lost along the hop, please visit the CLASSroom blog for a complete list of all the designers.

Happy Hopping! ;)

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206 comments:

  1. These rock! Love the CASness of the second card and the awesome sentiment background on the first one!

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  2. So fun, love the Spa Day set!!!

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  3. Your sentiment background is fabulous and such a strong yet cool look! You've inspired me to try that with some of my sentiment stamps as I'd never thought of it. Fantastic release, thank you for the blog hop Karen x

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  4. Love what you did with the Spa Day stamp set and Mirror, Mirror. The background sentiment stamping is awesome. Thanks!

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  5. These cards are so fun! The sentiment background looks so good with the mirror and spa girl. And those nail polish bottles look almost real with the glossy accents on top!

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  6. Darling cards... I love the Nailed It! card.

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  7. I love the background you created on the spa card! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  8. OH WOW!!! I love how your mirror card turned out!!! Absolutely AWESOME!!!

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  9. These both turned out really cute, I especially love how you did the mirror card.

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  10. Such cute cards and I love how you made the background with the wording.

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  11. So, so fun! Love the dimension on the polish card and the graffiti style with the mirror! Really enjoyed the videos, too!

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  12. SQUEAL!! LOVING the New Release!! OMG!! Your Cards have me SMILING!! =) How FUN!! LOVE them!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

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  13. Congrats on posting for the release and awesome cards, I LOVE the Make It Beautiful stamp set!

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  14. so agree! LUV the "graffiti" on your spa card!!

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  15. Love all the sentiments on the spa card!

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  16. So fun! Loving both of these fabulously fun cards ♥

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  17. Beautiful release!!! Love your cards!!! The first one is really funny!!!

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  18. I loved how you used the sentiments to create the background!

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  19. Love this release. Your cards are great; so colorful and fun! Thanks for sharing.

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  20. great cards. I love the new release.

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  21. Such a fun girlie stamp set. Cute cards.

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  22. I love the use of the sayings on the background of the first card.

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  23. The graffiti look on the first card is very creative. Thank you for sharing.

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  24. Lots of great products, I can't pick my favorite.

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  25. Love how the sentiments ended up looking on your first card. Good decision to just go with it! Those nail polish bottles are awesome and the addition of glossy accents is fantastic!

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  26. Great cards! Especially liked the Nailed It!

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  27. Great cards and projects to share the release … thank you!

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  28. Wonderful cards. I really like the background you created on the spa card.

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  29. Cute cards! I especially love the background you created with the different sentiments :)

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  30. Love your first
    card with all the
    sayings on the wall!
    Looks so cute. The
    nail polish card is
    really fun!
    Carla from Utah

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  31. The more I see the nail polish image used, the more I like it! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  32. Awesome cards! Love the BG on the first and the nail polish is fabulous!!

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  33. Two very amazing cards for an incredible new release. Thank you for inspiring us!

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  34. It is so much fun to see every DT member's ideas - love your cards!

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  35. Oh my gosh. Love the cards. It was fun watching you create.

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  36. both cards are just marvelous!! Thanks for the vids too:)

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  37. The sentiment background is fabulous. I love the nail polish die cut in the card. Great ideas!

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  38. I can not believe I'm going to have to buy a nail polish stamp set. This is ridiculous, but YOU MADE ME DO IT. :)

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  39. Loving that background on your first card - really sets off that sweet gal! And your bottles really pop on your second.......such a fun release and you showcase it so darn well. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  40. Fantastic cards. I think I may need to get the sets that you used. I can't stop looking at them!

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  41. The glossy accents really push your card up a notch! Nailed It! : )

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  42. Love the ombre on the Nailed It Card. Thanks.

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  43. GET OUT!!! Graffiti background?! Totally stealing that idea! Nail polish ombré????? PERFECTION!!!

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  44. Great cards. I love the nail polish! I have such a huge collection, I am wondering how it would look to use actual nail polish....hmmmm, might have to go try that!

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  45. Super fun, I want those nail polish!

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  46. I love both of your cards. These stamp sets really make it possible to come up with some very different cards.

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  47. Really enjoy your graffiti encouragement background with the spa day and mirror stamp set. Great texture on the towel. It's busy, but with it being a neutral color, it is not overly busy and the lady in towel pops as center. Great design layout. Really love the details on your Nailed It card! The glossy accent and layering of bottles elevates the card. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  48. So many fun cards from the new spa collection. Thanks!

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  49. I love this Stamp set and your cards are great!

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  50. Awesome colors and designs. I love the graffiti background!

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  51. These are so cute! What a great set.

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  52. Love these! The background on the first is so eye catching, love the design!

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  53. I think your custom sentiment background turned out really amazing and makes for such a fun card. Love the dimension on the nail polish card too!

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  54. Great cards using the new Ellen Hutson's products! Love the Spa Day card!

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  55. thank you for sharing your beautiful cards

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  56. These are so fun! I am especially loving the second one and the simplicity of the design and the coloring.

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  57. Love what you did with the background on the spa day card, and the nail polish bottles look amazing!

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  58. Lovely release & cards! Thank you for sharing 😗 !

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  59. Love your cards. They're perfect girlfriend cards.

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  60. I love how you made the mirror spa card inspirational. So great!

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  61. Love your cards and I always enjoy your videos! Thanks for sharing on the blog hop!!

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  62. I like all of your cards, but I really love the one where you used all the positive words stamped as your background. You've given me some great ideas, thank you!

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  63. Two really fun cards. Great sentiment background on the first. . .clever dimensional touch to the second. Each showcases the new releases so well. Thanks for sharing your creativity, especially with the videos.

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  64. Just the graffiti background. So inspirational.

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  65. Love your black and white background with the sentiments!!

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  66. Adorable and very inspirational... That spa set is on my wish list.. Thanks so much for sharing!

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  67. Oh my gosh!! That sentiment background on your first card is just perfect! I also loved your Nailed It card!!

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  68. Such a great background and use of colors. Thanks for sharing!

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  69. Love what you created. So much fun!!!

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  70. Love the graphic vibe of the first card.

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  71. What great designs! I love them both!

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  72. Your final decision was the right thing to do.

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  73. Love your background with the mirror and spa lady!

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  74. The You Are Worth it Card is so cute!

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  75. What a fun stamp set for all the girlfriends cards!! Love your clever design and the sentiment especially!!!!

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  76. Stephanie, for so many many people who look in the mirror and hate what they see? Your stunningly gorgeous first card is a lesson in self-love. ♥

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  77. Love your cards, Stephanie. They are bright and fun, and beautifully done as always. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  78. I think you "nailed" both cards! Very cute.

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  79. so cool. loved your colouring :)

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  80. I am in love with the otters and the swing and slide die set.

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  81. LOVE your cute cards and this new release!!

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  82. Love the colors on the nail polish bottles! Too cute!

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  83. Gotta have the nail polish! Fun card!

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  84. Cute designs. Spa Day lady is such a cool card to make

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  85. Fun cards! Especially love that you created a kind of graffiti wall by stamping all of the sentiments from the mirror stamp set.

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  86. Very punny! And lots of fun, great samples

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  87. Love the sentiment background on your spa card.

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  88. Both of your cards are great but I really love your first one, with the stamped background and her standing in front of the mirror, this set is an awesome one to make friend cards with, sweet sets

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  89. Nice fun cards!Thank you for the inspiration!

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  90. Both cards are fantastic Stephanie! Love the background sentiments on the first one, a great idea for affirmation!
    Your second one is fabulous as well. Love the glossy accents on the bottles, another great idea!

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  91. Love the the 3 dimensional nail polish bottles.....such a cute idea....

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  92. Simple, great colors and such a fun theme. I like those cards!

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  93. Cute spa cards. I like the stamped background on the first and the colors and shine of the nail polish bottles.

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  94. little details always catch my eye - love that you made her towels polka dotted!

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  95. Love the nail polish! Thanks for sharing some inspiration!

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  96. Such cute cards, Stephanie! That background idea is great! Thanks so much for sharing with us and for participating in this great hop and giveaway.

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  97. Super cute. Looks like this set is fun to play with. I love the first with the words as the background piece. I love seeing all of these ideas!

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  98. Nailed it.
    The cards are fun and cute.
    thanks for sharing.

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  99. Such fun sets, your projects are fabulous! LOVE the nailed it card.

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  100. Oh my these cards are so perfectly feminine - Love them:)

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  101. How cute these are. Love both cards.

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  102. Love the videos and cards. Using all the sentiments to create a backdrop was brilliant! I also love the play with dimension. You definitely nailed this one!

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  103. your cards are super cute, Stephanie! I especially like the second one.

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  104. Ireally enjoyed your take on the nail polish bottles. Great job.

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  105. Loved seeing your cards and watching the video.

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  106. I love the idea of using sentiments as a background! Thanks!

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  107. Fun cards! Love what you created with this new release.

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  108. What fun cards!! Love the background page you created with the "you are" sentiments. Those nail Polish bottles are pretty cute

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  109. Such a cute card with it's little pun! The nail polish bottles and the sentiment are just go hand in hand!!! Hahaha Really great job!

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  110. Whimsical cards! Thanks for sharing.

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  111. Your cards are just soooooooooo much fun!! Fabulous coloring!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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  112. Great cards! Love the way you made background paper with all the Spa Day sentiments. Super design idea!

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  113. Great cards! I love the repeated sentiment stamping!

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  114. Great card designs, Stephanie! My favorite is the one with the nail polish. Just the bright colors, simple composition, and different layers for the images make it so cool. Tfs! :) ~ Andrea

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  115. Beautiful cards, love the sentiment background and the bright nail polish!

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  116. Your sentiment background is gorgeous! I also love the nail polish bottles on your second card!

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  117. Love the spa day card. It looks like she is thinking of affirmations! And Nailed It is just totally adorable and could be used for so many things with my girlfriends! Thanks for sharing these on video - it is so helpful to see the process and I appreciate your time

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  118. Love these fun stamp sets! Your cards are awesome! I love all the mixing of sets. So versatile!

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  119. You are awesome! These totally rock!

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  120. Really love the sentiment stamps used as a background. The cards are really fun! Thanks for sharing.

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  121. The nail polish card is really fun!

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  122. I love the first card so much. What a great idea and so much fun. Whoever receives this card is so lucky. Thanks for sharing.

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  123. Love these girly cards. Great background you created on the first with the sentiments.

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  124. like the background on the spa card

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  125. love your cards that word backgrond is wonderful

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  126. Totally fun cards! Love the word background on the first card!

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  127. Love, love your cards. The spa face with the perfect background is one of my favorites. Thanks for sharing you great ideas.

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  128. Super love the background, glad you created it =)

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  129. I love this Spa set. The cards that are being shown using this stamp set are so clever and really quite varied. I have to admit that I am not much of a "make up" girl, but the nail polish is growing on me.

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  130. I love your first card so much! The background is so unexpected and different from all the cookie cutter cards out there! Great take on the stamp sets!!!

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  131. I love this release! So many cute sets to choose from. "Make it beautiful" is cute and I really like the sentiments! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  132. This is really adorable! I love all the positive text messages surrounding our hero!

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  133. Very adorable. Love the Spa girl. Great work.

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  134. Such fun cards! Love the glossy accents addition over the nail polish bottles--they really make this card pop! And the first card--I love how you used all the affirmations as a repeat background! These cards are absolutely adorable! :)

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  135. I Loe these cards. Brandi did an awesome job with stamp design.

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  136. Awesome cards! I especially love how you stamped all of the different sentiments to create the background on your spa girl card!!! And the punny sentiment on the second card is super fun too!!

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  137. These stamps are so cute. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  138. Such an adorable release! Loving all the examples!

    My Favorites are the Otter stamp set, Wonky backgrounds and slider dies!

    Thanks for the chance to win!
    ~God bless~

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  139. That spa card is adorable and the Nailed It is too funny!

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  140. I am just lovin' the new releases and your cards are so cute and creative.

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  141. I love all of the new releases! Your cards are so fun and colorful. The and you for sharing.

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  142. Such fun cards, anyone would love to get these, I must have these new sets!

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  143. These spa sets are really clever. love what you have done with the nail polish!

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  144. Great cards. I really like how you created dimension with the 3rd nail polish bottle by setting it back onto the base of your card.

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  145. Wow!!! Fabulous cards!! I love them both!!

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  146. Great videos! Love the supportive messages on your spa card and the fun dimensional nail it card.

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  147. Great cards! Love the use of words as a background for spa card! Thanks

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  148. your spa card is fantastic!!! love all the sayings around the mirror!

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  149. Both of your cards are super cute! Love them!

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  150. The woman with the towel on her head really cracks me up! Fun release and great cards

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  151. Spa day continues to be my favorite!

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  152. I love the background on your first card. These sets are so fun!

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  153. I love the way you used the sentiments for a background to the mirror and spa girl!

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  154. Awesome cards! The first card is amazing!

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  155. I love the CAS look of your second card, esp with the colors you chose!!!

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  156. Great cards, but I LOVE the background of the spa set. Amazing!

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  157. Love the vibrant colors on the nail polishes

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  158. Love your cards. They re so unique. This release rocks

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  159. Love the subway art background on the first card and ombre nail polish on the second!

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  160. Really love the lady in SPA card with your own made Backhround
    I made my background paper also by my self
    and your card is Awesome
    the nail polish in Green yaay cool new colors hehe
    Adorable nail polish card too

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  161. I am so enjoying the creations from this new release!! Thank you!

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  162. Great cards! Love the coloring.

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  163. Wow. Awesome cards. This is a fun release.

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  164. Stephanie,
    I can't imagine a woman in the world who wouldn't want to get either of these cards! The first one is so uplifting, and fun at the same time. I can only imagine what the second one looks like in real life. With the dimension from die cutting your main panel and lowering one bottle, popping one up, and then adding glossy accents! It has to be beautiful!

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  165. I just love these stamp and die sets. They are adorable and I can't wait to get my hands on them! This is my first blog hop and I am enjoying each one of you creative ladies. Thank you!

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