Friday, October 14, 2016

Giving Thanks - PPP October Release Hop and Giveaway

Good morning! Welcome to Day 2 of the hop to celebrate the awesome NEW RELEASE from Pretty Pink Posh! This is the last release of the year, and packed with goodies - new stamps, dies, sequins - and it is all so fun! Make sure and hop along - there are FOUR $25 gift certificates up for grabs - 2 for each day of the hop! (Comments must be left by 11:59 PDT on 10/20/16 - winners will be announced on the PPP blog) Check out this peek of the new stamps alone!


There is also an amazing little font set that Paulina is offering for free for orders over $100 - it won't be available for purchase until next year, and it is SOOO adorable! You are definitely going to want to get your hands on it!


Without further ado, here is my card for the hop:


I made a little mini shaker element for the center of my card using the two largest of the new Stitched Stars dies and insetting the smaller in the larger to make a frame. I love how it looks with the new larger size 1/4" Gold Star Confetti - it is quickly becoming a favorite for me for shakers!


All the images and the sentiment are from the new Giving Thanks stamp set and I used the coordinating Giving Thanks dies to cut each image out. Once they were colored with Copics, I layered some of them on top of my shaker element, and some tucked slightly behind - this adds so much dimension!


I also used some blended distress ink on the bottom of my cardbase before attaching everything - you can even see a touch of the blended color through the window. A little splattering of gold spray shine (hard to see in the photos) and some white paint splatters add to the texture on that part.


I can't believe that shaker cards use to intimidate me - they are seriously SOOO easy for me now, and I love doing them! I also went fairly monochromatic with my colors on this - neutrals with a pop of warm orange - and the gold, of course.


And here's a little sneak peek of another card I'll be posting in the next day or two, again using the new Stitched Stars dies for a shaker, but this time in the panel. I also used the Halloween Friends Stamp set - but since I don't celebrate Halloween, I decided to use the darling little bear. While he looked like he could be a bee or butterfly with the antennae, I though he would look super cute as a "fairy bear" - so I fussy cut him out, and left the wings, but cut off the antennae. I chose colors to coordinate with the new Winter Sparkle Mix of sequins - just to show how it could be used for more than winter as well! Again - I'll have more details on this one on the blog sometime this weekend I hope (as long as this big windstorm we are expecting doesn't knock the power out!)


Here is today's blog hop line-up in case you get lost along the way:


Product links are all below - including affiliate links where possible, which simply means if you use one of the links below that I receive a small commission at no additional cost to you. Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!!!




199 comments:

  1. I love shakers, and these are especially cute!

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  2. What a darling thanksgiving day card! Just too cute, love the colors you use.

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  3. Super adorable Thanksgiving card! thanks for sharing your creativity!!

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  4. Your Thanksgiving shaker card is absolutely adorable! :)

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  5. Love that star die, it makes a great shaker! Thanks for sharing!

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  6. Love the shakers & the giving Thanks card is just beautiful.

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  7. Wow your Thanksgiving card is just adorable. Love the star shaker card. Great new release.

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  8. Beautiful cards using stitched star die.

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  9. So cute!!! Love the stitched star!

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  10. LOVE LOVE LOVE these two cards! The pilgrims are my FAVORITE set of this release and that stitched star is awesome!

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  11. So much dimension created on both.Completely charming.

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  12. So much dimension created on both.Completely charming.

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  13. Beautiful Cards. Two of my favorite sets!

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  14. Oh my goodness! Heather those pilgrim are precious! How cute and what a great choice in color! I love that star shaker card too.loving this blog hop!!!!!

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  15. Cute holiday cards! Really like the stitched stars dies!

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  16. Your Pilgrims card is gorgeous, your design/layout is amazing, I love how you incorporated the stitched star to make it a shaker card!!!

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  17. Both the cards are sooo A-D-O-R-A-B-L-E!

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  18. I love those stitched stars and you've showcased them so well! Love, love, love!

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  19. That pilgrim card is so adorable and the shaker birthday card is perfect!

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  20. Heather your cards are so adorable!! The giving thanks stamp set is my favorite from this release!! I love how you used the star dies on the card 😊

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  21. That is a darling Thanksgiving card!

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  22. Probably my favorite card. I love the colors and the giving thanks set

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  23. Probably my favorite card. I love the colors and the giving thanks set

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  24. These are the cutest stamps, such cute cards!

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  25. Oh wow! Both cards are absolutely adorable!!!

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  26. Such sweet cards Heather! Love them!

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  27. Such beautiful shakers! I love the colors you used too! TFS

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  28. Oh gosh, just an adorable set of pilgrims! I like the new bigger stars too!

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  29. Your bear shaker card is adorable, as is the pilgrim duo card. Well done.

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  30. Your cards are so adorable! The pilgrim card withe the star shaker is just too cute!

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  31. Two awesome cards. I love the pilgrims so much and your card is adorable. The Birthday card is also very cute. It's nice to see an idea that isn't holiday related. Cute birthday card!

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  32. Adorable cards! The colors of Fall make it my favorite time of year! Those little pilgrims are adorable! I like the way that you colored everything! Loving this blog hop and all the inspiration it brings! Thanks for taking the time to share your talents!

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  33. Great card! I love the soft autumn colors.

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  34. These are really cute - love all that orang-y goodness and the star shaped shaker!

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  35. Cute cute cute! The little pilgrims are so so adorable.

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  36. Aren't these the cutest images???? Gorgeous cards;)

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  37. The stitched hearts are sew cute! Loved the shaker element.

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  38. Your cards are so sweet. Thanks for sharing

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  39. Love both cards but the bear is my fave!

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  40. Lovely! I adore the distressed background and the coloring of the stamped images. Super cute sneak peek!

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  41. Loving the color on the Thanksgiving card!

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  42. Those little pilgrims are so damn cute!

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  43. Your cards are super adorable and I love
    that they are shakers, too. The Thanksgiving
    couple are so precious.

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  44. I am sure loving the Stitched Star die set! Both of your cards are awesome!

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  45. wonderful Card and the muted colors fit the thankfulness of the season. Thanks so much for sharing your artistic talent with us.

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  46. Oh my goodness Heather that stamp set is cute! I think your card are both just precious and I LOVE that star die!

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  47. Your Thanksgiving shaker card is absolutely adorable! Love Bear fairy with the shaker window!

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  48. Very cute fairy bear! I really like both cards!

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  49. Darling shaker cards. I enjoyed the color palette on both cards.

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  50. I love shaker cards. This is such a cute stamp set.

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  51. Love both cards!! The talent in this group is amazing

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  52. These are so beary cute. They will cheer up anyone's day

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  53. Love your Thanksgiving card- the star in the background is great!

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  54. These are so so cute! The mini shaker is to die for!

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  55. Super cute and love
    the critters and the
    shakers!
    Carla from Utah

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  56. I absolutely love the way you made that darling Thanksgiving card! So cute!

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  57. That giving thanks card is so adorable.

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  58. Such fun and beautiful cards. Love the sweet little pilgrim critters!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

    CAT LOVERS HOP coming Oct.24-29 at HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com and GIVEAWAY going on now!!

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  59. Oh what super adorable shaker cards!!

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  60. The stamps in this Thanksgiving set are wonderful! I love the scripty font for the words and the critters are darling! I also like the birthday card. A lot of us have birthdays in these last months of the year and it is nice to be remembered!

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  61. Wonderful card. Thank you so much for sharing.

    Sharon Gerrard Cameron

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  62. Both cards are great, I really love the first one, that orange just speaks fall to me

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  63. Both so very cute love the first card!

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  64. WOW!!! Wonderful cards.

    Sue
    http://suek86401.blogspot.com/

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  65. Awesome cards! I'm loving these stamp sets, too!

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  66. Beautiful! I love the monochromatic style

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  67. Love both giving Thanks and Happy Birthday cards:)

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  68. Both cards are so sweet. I used to also be intimidated by shaker cards until I found out they are fun to make and fun to give. I love the Distress Ink technique you used on the first card...very creative :) Hugs...Janie

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  69. i'm so excited to see more from this wonderful release! this blog hop is fantastic! everyone should leave truly inspired!!!!! thank you for sharing!

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  70. Absolutely adorable cards! Really creative and really fun!

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  71. This is absolutely my favorite card on the hop! I love the colors, the distress and the shaker star! ❤️❤️❤️ Awesome card!!!
    lisyfuentes@yahoo.com

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  72. Beautiful cards!! LOVE them!

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  73. Both are so cute! That little bear on the shaker card is adorable! :)

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  74. your shaker cards are absolutely adorable!!

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  75. Those pilgrims are just killing me! Too cute

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  76. These are so cute! Love your little critter pilgrims!

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  77. Your cards are adorable!!!! Love them and PPP:)

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  78. Super cute pilgrims, love the soft ombré like orange colors, and the adorable birthday shaker colors are sooo pretty!

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  79. Love that bear and he's so well coloured!

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  80. These little pilgrims are so cute! Love that card!

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  81. Darling shaker cards! Love the Stitched Star dies!

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  82. Oh my goodness! I just adore your two shaker cards! Wonderful job with them!

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  83. Adorable shaker cards! They are so much fun to make.

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  84. I Love your shaker cards! The angel bear is my favourite! So, so cute!

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  85. Hi Heather ~ You've combined two of my favorite items in your darling first card ~ Distress Inks and a shaker. This Thanksgiving card will definitely make the recipient smile and feel special. Clever use of the bear and turning him into a fairy. Love it! Thanks for sharing.

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  86. Heather, these cards are just amazing! I love your colouring and ink blending! Just beautiful!

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  87. I love how you used the star die on both cards to make a shaker yet they both look entirely different!

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  88. I like the use of the star die to create a shaker card.
    Kathy dumpert

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  89. Cute new star die! Love your card designs!

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  90. I love everything about these cards!!!

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  91. Super cute card - love those little pilgrims.

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  92. Those little pilgrims are so cute!

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  93. Adorable projects. The pilgrims are so cute.

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  94. How cute! The characters are precious and I am loving that vibrant orange :)

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  95. Two lovely cards - love your colour combos, and how you incorporateD so many of the new products in them!

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  96. I love the Thanksgiving card. I'm totally inspired now.

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  97. Love the use of this star for the shaker cards!

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  98. I love your shaker cards! Super cute!

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  99. Cute cards, love your fairy bear

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  100. Those Thanksgiving friends are so cute and I love the color!Shakers are my favorite and both of the cards are awesome!

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  101. Great shaker card. Love that Giving Thanks stamp and die set. Thank you for sharing and being part of the giveaway.

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  102. Eek ... how cute the thanks giving card!!!

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  103. Hmmm......not sure I've seen a shaker on top of a card. Cool idea. Love the sweet pilgrims. Thanks

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  104. Gorgeous cute card! Love the sneak peek too! xxx

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  105. I love that orange ink blending effect - really adds to a sweet mood :)

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  106. These images are SOOOO cute they are irresistible!!!!

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  107. Love both your cards. Thank you for sharing!

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  108. the die cut really makes the project...especially liked the second card...but they are both the cats pajamas

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  109. Those Pilgrims are so cute!!

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  110. Wow simply beautiful creations! Love those cute adorable pilgrims!

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  111. Oh goodness, how sweet is this? Love the details and the layers.

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  112. Adorable card and love the little Pilgrims. Thanks for sharing.

    Linda D.

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  113. I love your colors and shakers. Great cards.

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  114. the pilgrims are darling.
    Love how you used the star in both cards.
    thanks for sharing.

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  115. Very cute. I like the star shakers.

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  116. So cute! That star die is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing!

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  117. Both cards are cute but the pilgrims are adorable!

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  118. Toothy pilgrims and pumpkins are perfect for Thanksgiving! The colors are striking together!

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  119. These are just so darn adorable! Love the soft backgrounds!

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  120. Cuter than words can say! Love them!
    Blessings,
    Melitta

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  121. I love your thanksgiving card! Those lil critters are adorable!

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  122. Absolutely adorable. Both are so sweet, thanks for sharing them with us.

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  123. Love the cards! So pretty and creative!

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  124. BEAUTIFUL cards Heather!!!
    The stitched stars are DELIGHTFUL, LOVE your Thanksgiving CUTIES, LOVE your winged bear too :)
    Thank You for sharing and inspiring!!!

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  125. So adorable! Love the little pilgrim shaker and the little fairy bear shaker! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  126. Oh these are so gosh darn cute !!!! The pilgrims just made me smile so much x

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  127. LOVE this thanksgiving card. The critters are so adorable and love how you incorporated a star, very subtle.

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  128. Cute card! The stitched stars make a great shaker element!

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  129. Adorable!!! Love both cards sooo much!!

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  130. Love the gorgeous shade of orange and the stars in the star shaker!

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  131. Fantastic job on this card, love the design and cool distress work towards the bottom!

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  132. I love this adorable shaker card! The star die is proving to be a very versatile item to have - love what I've seen using it on this hop!

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  133. Such cute shaker cards. I think I need to get that star die.

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  134. I love everything about these cards! The thanksgiving card is so refreshing with its subtle color palette. And, I love the use of the bear for a birthday card. That little bear can dress ANYTHING up!

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  135. These are so sweet, blown away!

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  136. Super sweet cards using the star dies. Loved the birthday card using the little bear from the Halloween set. :o)

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  137. Adorable Thanksgiving and Birthday card!

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  138. Two very cute cards, I especially love the shaker giving thanks card. Adorable.

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  139. So adorable-love the colors and the design!

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  140. Such cute images...adorable presentation.

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  141. These cards made me smile. TFS!

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  142. Two fun cards but your adorable pilgrims are so so stinkin' adorable!!! The shaker is fun too!

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  143. Oh my cuteness.... love the little pilgrims... May have to order these!

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  144. I just love the shaker cards, Heather! You did a great job. That stitched star die is so great. Thanks so much for sharing with us and for participating in this great hop and giveaway.

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  145. Fabulous shaker cards!! Love them!!!

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  146. AWESOME projects! Cute new stamps & dies! I absolutely love both shaker cards!

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  147. So adorable!! I love the colors you used on the Pilgrim card. And the stitched star shaker is perfect!

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  148. Fantastic cards!! Thanks for sharing!

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  149. Gorgeous card and great details! Cute little pilgrims :)

    I have really enjoyed hopping along, so many wonderful creations. Hilde Larsen aka. Tindaloo

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  150. Love the orange color of the first card! So pretty!

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  151. I said it before but I'll say it again - I love shaker cards!

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  152. What a darling Thanksgiving
    card! Those Pilgrims are
    too cute!

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