Monday, April 30, 2012

Spellbinders Spring Blog Hop and Giveaway Day 1


This Contest is Now Closed. Please visit the Spellbinders Blog to see the remaining blogs in the hop for more chances to win!

I’m so excited to be participating in my first blog hop as a design team member for Spellbinders Paper Arts™! The design team has been creating up a storm with “Spring” as our theme!! Grab a cup of your favorite beverage and be prepared to be inspired!

Here is my creation for today and a tutorial to make it yourself!
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Supply List:

Spellbinders Paper Arts™
Spellbinders™ Grand Calibur® Die Cutting Machine
Shapeabilities® S5-103 Bauble Blossoms One
Nestabilities® S4-301 Labels Sixteen #3
Shapeabilities® S4-328 Foliage #5
 
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Other supplies:

Embossing Stylus, May Arts Ivory Silk Ribbon, Decorative Stick Pins, Copic Marker G40, Memento Tuxedo Black and Angel Pink inkpads, Singer White Buttons, Recollections Pearls and Rhinestones

Card making instructions:

To make the trellis:

Cut 14 ivory quilling strips from Shapeabilities® S5-103 Bauble Blossoms One. Cut 4 of them into 5 inch pieces and mark with 1 inch hash marks.  Glue the 4 strips at each end to make a 5 inch square as shown.


Next, cut 2 strips at 6 ¾ inches, 4 at 5 5/8 inches, 4 at 4 ¼ inches with the remaining 10 ivory strips. With the pieces left over, cut 4 at 2 ¾ inches, and 4 at 1 3/8 inches. Following the photo, lay your strips against the hash marks on your square and glue with Beacon Adhesives 3-in-1 Glue . Once these pieces are dry, you will start weaving your other strips in the opposite direction as shown in the photo below. When finished, you will have your trellis grid. Glue grid to decorative patterned paper sized 5 1/8 x 5 1/8 inches.


To make your flowers:

Cut 3 quilling strips from the pink crepe paper, 2 from the ivory crepe, and 1 from the green crepe paper. Cut 4 flower pieces from the Wide petals die template of Shapeabilities® S5-103 Bauble Blossoms One, and 3 flower pieces from the Pointed petals die template. Cut 4 large rose leaves from the Shapeabilities® S4-328 Foliage.

With your embossing stylus, roll the quilling strip into a tight circle as shown in the photo. Apply Scor-pal® Scor-tape ¼ inch to the small end of the wide petals pink crepe piece and attach rolled quilling circle. Peel backing off Scor-Tape and roll flower around the rolled circle. Once petals are completely rolled, fold petals backward and crunch crepe paper softly to form your rose.

Repeat the above steps with the Pointed Petals ivory crepe piece for your second flower. Make all of your flowers and set aside.


Making your flower centers:

Apply Flower Soft Dimensional Glue to the top of a white button, then dip into Flower Soft Peony Pink and let dry. Make 3 for your pink flowers. Apply glue to the top of a white button, then dip into Polar White Flower Soft and let dry. You’ll need to make 2 of these for your white flowers. Once dry, apply a dot of glue to a decorative pearl or rhinestone and place in the center of your Flower Soft buttons. Adhere the buttons to the center of your flowers.

Following the diagram in the photo below, cut the remaining Wide Petals and Pointed Petals strips to make your flower buds. For these buds, you do not use a rolled quilling strip. Simply roll the petals and seal with Scor-Tape. Wrap a small piece of green crepe paper quilling strip around base of bud for the calyx. You can vary the size of the buds by having more or less petals.

Arrange the leaves on your Trellis panel in a pleasing manner. Adhere the panel to pink cardstock sized 5 ¼ x 5 ¼ inches, then glue to an ivory card sized 5 5/8 x 5 5/8 inches.

Putting your card together:

Lay out your flowers on the Trellis grid until you are happy with the placement, then glue to your panel. Add a pretty silk ribbon bow and decorative stick pins. Gently fluff the petals of your flowers as they may have flattened while being glued.


Creating your sentiment piece:

Stamp your sentiment from JustRite Papercraft – Cast All Your Cares Clear Stamp Set on ivory cardstock with black ink, then cut and emboss with Nestabilities® S4-301 Labels Sixteen #3. Leave the cardstock in the die, and sponge pink ink on the edges for a stencil effect. Edge your piece with Copic Marker G40 and add pink rhinestones. Layer the back of your sentiment panel with Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L™ 3D Foam Squares, then attach to your card.


The Spellbinders™ Spring Blog Hop will begin April 30th, and will end on May 5th, 2012. It consists of 16 individual and one grand prize drawings. Enter the Spellbinders™ Spring Blog Hop by visiting the participating blogs each day. 

From each Blog Hop post, click on the Blog Hop "Enter HERE" at the end of each blog to open the entry form. You may only enter once from each blog each day. 

Spellbinders™ will randomly draw one winner from each participating blog to receive all of that day’s products. The Grand Prize Winner will be randomly drawn from the pool of entrants that sent entry forms from each and every participating blog during the 48 hours each blog was open. For the full list of official rules please click RULES.

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Make sure you hop to the next designer’s blog and see the exciting project created for you today!! The more you hop, the more chances you can win!! You’ll find the links below:


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139 comments:

  1. So gorgeous, Darsie! Love how you made the lattice!!!

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  2. Darsie this is wonderful! Love the pink flowers and beautiful sentiment.

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  3. Your lattice and flowers are stunning!! Gorgeous card!

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  4. wow what an Elegant card. Love the colors and the Dies you used. love the roses and the papers and colors. the added Stick pins and bling adds that Spacial touch. the sentiment is perfect. thanks for sharing and the chance to win.
    abbraddock@msn.com

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  5. So Elegant!! Beautiful colors and fab design. Love the tutorial and definitely will use!

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  6. Dreamy, soft, pretty - so lovely :)

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  7. Gorgeous card and a great tuturiol thanks for sharing.

    Maggie***

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  8. Great card, love your trellis work TFS.

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  9. Awesome Darsie!!!! Love the softness of your flowers!

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  10. Absolutely beautiful! Love the trellis and the flowers are gorgeous! Such soft colours of card and paper!x

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  11. GORGEOUS creation, Darsie!!! Wow wow wow!!! LOOOOOOOOOOOVE the crepe flowers! Just stunning!
    Thanks for sharing the step by step instructions with us! :)
    Sylvia xx

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  12. This is absolutely stunning, I can't believe you can make such gorgeous flowers. Thanks for such a wonderful tutorial. x

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  13. What an elegant and creative card. It's absolutely gorgeous. Your tutorial was excellent and loved the lattice board. thanks for sharing.

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  14. Gorgeous card, the lattice is so clever and beautiful flowers!

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  15. Darsie, thank you so much for the amazing tutorial. Gorgeous card!

    Cheers,
    Kasey ~ in Oz

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  16. WOW!!!! gorgeous card!!!! LOVE it!!!! =)
    hugs, SannaS

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  17. A stunning card here DArsie, really beautiful and a great tutorial too, very easy to follow.

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  18. Lovely card Darsie - thanks for the trellis tutorial - the flowers are stunning, I haven't tried using crepe paper but now I will. tfs
    Heather (UK)

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  19. Wow- what a way to start off a hop!! Gorgeous card!!

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  20. This is beautiful! I love that lattice you created, and the crepe paper flower is GORGEOUS!

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  21. Beautiful!! I love the colors, flowers, everything!

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  22. What a beautiful card! I love the Flower Soft and the pearls, but cutting the Bauble Blossoms One out of crepe paper is genius - don't know if I have the patience for the lattice but it is stunning!

    Congrats on making the Spellbinders Team!

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  23. Stunning project. I love that trellis and those flowers.

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  24. Your card is simply amazing! I love all the flowers you made using the Spellbinder dies. Stunning!

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  25. A really pretty card which has a country cottage feel.
    Elizabeth x

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  26. Gorgeous card and thank you for the tutorial, Darsie!

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  27. Gorgeous Darsie but Cheery Lynn Designs has a beautiful lattice die cut.

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  28. Darsie your design is very creative and I love the way you made the trellis and give us step by step on how to put this card together TFS. Love it

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  29. Wow! This card is so stunning!! Their is a lot of work and love in it! HAve a wonderful day!

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  30. Absolutely fabulous! I love the soft pink flowers and the lattice background xx

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  31. This is stunning. I just love the lattice background and love those flowers. Thanks for the fabulous tutorial.

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  32. wow! this is amazingly stunning. Thanks so much for the tutorial as well, especially on those flowers!
    Tammy

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  33. Absolutely breathtaking. Those flowers are wonderful! And the lattice background is brilliant!

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  34. I LOVE the lattice work on here its such a fun element to add to the card and the flowers are just so fun! Thanks for sharing

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  35. This is gorgeous and I love the crepe paper flowers.

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  36. Wow, fantastic card! Thank you Darsie! Love the crepe paper flowers!!!

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  37. What a gorgeous card, and the sentiment is one of my favorites scriptures!
    Thank You for the tutorial!!!!

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  38. OH MY what a gorgeous card. This card is breath taking. Love the colors, flowers, verse and especially your jeweled pins!!!
    Thank you for the tutorial.

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  39. Clever way to make your lattice! TFS the entire tutorial for your BEAUTIFUL card!!!

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  40. Darsie, I love everything you create. Today is no different. I LOVE the flowers out of crepe paper and the lattice you created for them.
    Hugs and smiles

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  41. Very nice.. flowers look fabulous... I love the lattice... great job!

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  42. Gorgeous card....love the flower cluster!!

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  43. This is totally stunning! I just love it! Ani

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  44. Congrats on your DT position and first blog hop. This is an amazing card!!!

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  45. Fabulous work! Beautiful trellis work and flowers. Thank you for such an inspiring tutorial, too x

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  46. This is very pretty. I especially love the flowers.

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  47. What a beautiful card, i love the lattice
    hugs Linda Dekker

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  48. Xiomara
    Beautiful!!!

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  49. wonderful card. such creativity. i really love the trellis.

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  50. simply beautiful! I esp. like the flowers. TFS

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  51. WOW! What a Stunning card! I love it all, it really just inspires me :)

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  52. very very beautiful! so feminine and soft...and the colors are amazing.

    ~luanne

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  53. This card is so VERY beautiful!! I'm new to using Spellbinders!Thanks for the instructions...well done!
    Creative Wishes,
    Claire S.
    www.scrapmyway.blogspot.com

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  54. This is just gorgeous!! The flowers are so beautiful!! And thanks for the awesome tutorial!!

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  55. Love those flowers and your paper weaving is beautiful!

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  56. Such a gorgeous card- I love the lattice you made.

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  57. What an amazing first blog hop entry, Darcie....so beautiful! Can't wait to see more of your work here!

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  58. stunning. I would never have thought of using quilling strips for the lattice.

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  59. Beautiful work!! Thanks for sharing the tutorial on the lattice!!

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  60. Super cool the lattice is awesome.

    reflections:0)

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  61. This card is stunning. Love it.

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  62. WOW!!!! Simply gorgeous detail and wonderful instructions. TFS
    Creative wishes,
    Claire S.

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  63. Gorgeous card. I love that you created your own flowers for this card.

    gettin' inky...

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  64. Beautiful creation! Love the lattice work and those flowers are FAB! TFS! (cardsbycandy@yahoo.com)

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  65. Beautiful card. Thanks for the step by step how to.

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  66. Darsie, I love the lattice background, crepe paper flowers and JustRite stamp sentiment. Great job.
    God bless,
    Peggy Allen

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  67. This is beautiful Darsie - I must try this lattice - such a beautiful affect!!

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  68. Darsie, your card is amazing! Wow!

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  69. This is amazingly beautiful. Thanks for the great tutorial.

    Christel
    http://onescrappinsista.blogspot.com

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  70. This is simply wonderful, I need to try those flower dies.

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  71. Darsie, this is fabulous! I love every single detail about it. TFS and for thetutorial
    Have a great day!
    Liz

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  72. Your flowers are just gorgeous!!!!! Love this!

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  73. Gorgeous project and thank you for such a good tutorial.

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  74. Oh Darsie. Your latticework and flowers are absolutely gorgeous! You have created a lovely card with a very meaningful sentiment. Thank you for sharing!

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  75. This project is SO pretty! and makes me want our spring to get here soon so the flowers can start blooming already! TFS :)

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  76. Absolutely gorgeous. I love your flowers. Arranged so nicely.

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  77. This is so pretty. Nice soft colors and just so calming when you look at it! Love it.

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  78. This is beautiful!!I really like the verse you used, too!

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  79. Wow! That is stunning! Love the trellis.

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  80. A truly beautiful card Darsie, thank you so much for the tutorial, it is so clear and precise.
    Best wishes Linda

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  81. Congrats on your first blog hop! This crd is amazing! Thanks for sharing how to make it!

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  82. love the frame thanks for the tutorial

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  83. This is truly stunning. Your talent is mind blowing.

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  84. Wow the lattice work is just lovely and the flowers are beautiful on it!

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  85. Gorgeous creation. I love lattices and the floral arrangement is beautiful.
    Hugs.
    Norma

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  86. Oh Darsie.

    Your latticework and flowers are absolutely gorgeous!
    Thank you for sharing such a lovely card and tutorial.
    Carol

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  87. Gorgeous card Thank you so much for sharing with us.

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  88. Absolutely beautiful!! Thanks for sharing everything about how you made it too!

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  89. OMGoodness your card is gorgeous
    thanks for sharing and for the great tutorial
    Linda

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  90. Gorgeous!!! Love the pretty blooms!! Amazing work!

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  91. The card is very nice! Love the soft colors!

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  92. Lovely project and two excellent tutorials to make the lattice and the flowers! Now I know how to use the flower dies!

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  93. Darsie, I love what you do!
    Beautiful!
    Hugs,
    Irena

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  94. what a pretty design- thanks for the tutorial-love the pink crepe paper flowers

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  95. Oh that is just beautiful! I love the flower soft on the button. Thanks for the inspiration!!
    Beth Greco
    (abgreco@globalserve,net)

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  96. This is gorgeous!! i love the bible verse!!
    Kristan

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  97. Beautiful card! Love the flowers!

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  98. Wow Darsie what a fantastic card I love everything about it

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  99. what a lovely project - thanks for sharing!

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  100. Darsie it's a beautiful card - you're so talented!
    Hugs, Anne

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  101. Love the crete paper flowers and the combination with the lattice is stunning!

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  102. Your card is truly stunning. You have lots of patience!

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  103. oooh, I had no idea spellbinders could cut all those flowers...and the quilling papers....I just got my first quilling kit and wondered how I would ever stock up on all those paper strips. Who knew!
    Glad I found out.
    Laura

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  104. Wow!! Thanks for the lattice tutorial...that is AMAZING!! LOVE the flowers done with a die....I would LOVE to check that out myself!!

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  105. Amazing, I love the flowers and the lattice work that you used as a background! stunning!!

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  106. Gorgeous, I just love the trellis, thanks for sharing how you made it and the flowers are beautiful so soft looking!

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  107. Absolutely stunning. What a wonderful to create a lattice background. Amazing floral creations!

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  108. Your card shows your creative imagination, also loved your tut, very complete with it's step by step directions. Thanks for sharing such a wonderful creation with us!

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  109. OMG that is so STUNNING! Thank you so very much for the step by step, I could never make mine as pretty... I will try again.

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  110. this is so amazing, I love your flowers and the trellis

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  111. Gorgeous - thanks for the instructions on creating the lattice.

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  112. Darsie - Love your card - simply beautiful. thanks for the great tutorial also. Looking forward to seeing more of your creations.

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  113. Stunning card, thank you so much for sharing and creating it.

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  114. Waooo!!! This is a super cute prject. Thanks for the tutorial.
    Hugs,
    Farida

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  115. This is breathtaking Darsie! Thanks for the tutorial.
    Hugs

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  116. This card is totally awesome!!! Thank you for the great tutorial. I want to make someof these beautiful flowers now :D

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  117. Darsie, this card is absolutely lovely!! You did a beautiful job! =)

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  118. Absolutely gorgeous Darcie! I definitely want to try this technique!

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  119. Absolutely stunning Darsie. I hope all is good with you!

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  120. Thanks for all the details and ideas - love the flowers. A beautiful card.

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