Thursday, April 4, 2019

Altenew 5th Anniversary Blog Hop Day 3 + Giveaway

Good morning! I'm super excited today to be hopping along with Altenew to help celebrate their 5th Birthday! Happy Birthday Altenew! This is a massive celebration, with 4 days of blog hops. This is Day 3, so make sure and check out the other days hops as well for even more chance to win some of the fabulous prizes!


I'm actually using some of leftovers from other cards for my card to share today!


So the background happens to be a negative from a bunch of leaves I die cut for a previous card using Garden Picks 3D Dies. I couldn't bring myself to throw it away, and added it to my pile to use later. I don't always remember to use something down the road, but this time I did! I trimmed the sides a bit and mounted it on a white cardbase. I then die cut one of the layers of the leaves to fit into the negative spaces. This gave it such a fun and unique look - I was so glad I hadn't tossed that negative piece!


I added some white and gold splatters, then stamped a sentiment from Reason to Smile on a strip of white cardstock and mounted it with foam adhesive over a twist of gold thread to finish this card off!


SPECIAL OFFER:
As part of the celebration, Altenew is offering a little something special! Enjoy FREE U.S. shipping with code HAPPY9M or $5 OFF international shipping with code SHOPPING9M at checkout. Offer valid from 4/2/2019 at 12:01 am EDT through 4/5/2019 at 11:59 pm EDT. Not valid on prior purchases. Cannot be combined with other promo codes.


GIVEAWAY INFO:
Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 5 lucky winners and one Altenew Academy class to 10 lucky winners. There are also 14 awesome companies/crafty friends who are celebrating with us, and they are offering the following prizes:

Be sure to leave comments by 4/12/2019 for a chance to win! 33 winners will be chosen at random from the comments left on any of the blogs listed below and will be announced on the Altenew Blog on 4/20/2019. 


BLOG HOP ORDER:
Heather Hoffman (you are here)

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


163 comments:

  1. The colors are so beautiful. Love seeing how you used the small pieces!!

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  2. I can see why you could not throw it out, you made it work for your card....great color for the background.
    Well done and tfs

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  3. Awesome use of items from your stash of “leftovers”. Thank you for sharing your artistry!

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  4. Love how you used leftovers to make another pretty card!

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  5. Lovely card! Thank you for sharing!

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  6. Love the card! And the color combo.
    Thanks for the inspiration.

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  7. I love your use of the negative space! The next time I die cut, I'm going to more thoughtfully place the dies so I can use it the way you did!

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  8. Love your card!!! You've given me inspiration on how to use my stamps and dies!

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  9. Really fun card design! Very springy!

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  10. Yay for Spring! Thanks for sharing your talent.

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  11. Thanks for the inspiration Heather! I love Altenew products! I save and save so I can buy more! I can't have enough! Happy Anniversary Altenew!

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  12. Using the cutout leaves is so clever! GREAT card! Happy 5th Birthday Altenew!

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  13. So clever to use the negative piece for your card.

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  14. Love that spring moss color! Happy Birthday & Congratulations to Altenew!

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  15. What a unique and lovely card - just love it!

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  16. Such a pretty card! A different take and so beautiful :)

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  17. I always throw away the negative. You just made me realize I have been wrong in doing so. Can be recycled. I will definite be using this idea for future projects. You made a beautiful card.

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  18. This is a great reminder to keep the left-overs. I love it when I find something to use for another card and sometimes it's better than the original. This is beautiful BTW!

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  19. What a great way to use the negative!!! Smart!!! Love the card, it's beautiful!

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  20. Another fun day on the Blog Hop. Congratulations to Altenew!

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  21. Pretty card - great idea for those leaves. That 3D floral die is on my wish list - thanks for the great idea!

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  22. Lovely card! I usually try to diecut in a way that uses every inch of cardstock, but next time I will follow your idea so I can get a negative space cardfront, too. Happy 5th anniversary to Altenew!

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  23. What a happy end to that scrap of paper - I love it when I can use leftovers but I am just like you Heather, I don't always remember my scraps... The card is really lovely and understated. Many happy returns Altenew!

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  24. Love this card, looks so elegant. Love the colors. Awesome job. Thanks for sharing your creativity!

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  25. You card is very cool! What a great idea to use the negative and then to add the insides. Thanks for sharing them with us on this fun Altenew hop!

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  26. I love when my leftover pieces work for another project. Very nice!

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  27. Love that you didn't waste any paper by using the cut out leaf paper. Brilliant.

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  28. Beautiful card and I love the green and how you used the leftover pieces! So pretty!

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  29. I love how you used the “waste” to make a beautiful card. This is an idea that I am definitely going to try!

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  30. Love the way you used what normally would have been thrown away, thanks for the new idea in card making.

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  31. Pretty Spring card, thank you! Denise

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  32. great use of the negative... turned out so fabulous..
    hugs

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  33. Happy 5th Anniversary to Altenew! Congrats!!!

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  34. Boy I am glad too, this looks so amazing. I am also so glad that we are finally seeing some signs of Spring.

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  35. Lovely design Heather, thanks for sharing and happy anniversary to Altenew!

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  36. Fabulous creation with your leftovers!! I love when I can create something with mine.

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  37. Your card is so pretty, Heather! The leftovers are gorgeous.

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  38. love how you you put the leaves inside. That is cool. A card well done

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  39. I just love your unique stamping!

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  40. Love your stamping within the die cutting

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  41. i love everything about this card...the reusing of scrap...the simplicity...it is beautiful.

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  42. What a great way to use that negative piece! 💗

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  43. You are so incredibly talented. Thank you for inspiring me to create.

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  44. What elegant cards! Thanks for sharing your talent. Happy Anniversary, Altenew!

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  45. Very creative !!!
    Thank you for sharing

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  46. Gorgeous, unique card. I don't have the Garden Picks dies, but I have the Layered Floral Elements set -- I'm hoping I can make it work with them. I love the design -- thanks for the inspiration.

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  47. I can honestly say that I would NEVER have thought to make that card that way. Buy it's GREAT!! Very talented, you are!

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  48. Gorgeous!!!! I love the colors! I love the wreath like thing framing the sentiment!

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  49. What a great way to use the negative space! I am going to have to try that idea!

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  50. so great how you used the negative sheet

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  51. This is one of the most beautiful cards made from leftovers I’ve seen! Great design and thanks for your inspiration.

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  52. Beautiful inlaid card!!! I love when you can use up paper from another project!!!

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  53. Very lovely inking
    and stamping on your
    card.
    Carla from Utah

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  54. Love this, and such a great use of dies and paper!

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  55. Love your interesting use of the die cuts!

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  56. So clever and delightful! I am happy to have stop by today and saw your card!!

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  57. Really cool idea to use the negative space as you did! Another great use of the Altenew dies.

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  58. Always interested in using my leftovers, thanks for the inspiration!

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  59. Fabulous use of a leftover. You made a beautiful card.

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  60. Super way to use those leftovers...LOL....fun card..thank you so much for sharing.

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  61. Your card is lovely - and the design is so original! Love it!

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  62. This is so cool, I just love it!

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  63. Such a pretty card! It is great to able to use leftovers.
    Thanks so much for sharing...

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  64. Nice! Really like all the green stuff. I always try to use my "leftovers" somehow..and that's a cool idea.

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  65. This is so cool!! I LOVE your use of negative space on this card!

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  66. A great technique and look using your negative card stock. Gave me ideas!!

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  67. Pretty card. Thanks for sharing with us

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  68. You have inspired me to think about how I might use my left-overs! Pretty card!

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  69. What a cool card, Heather! I love how you got so creative with that leftover scrap and turned it into a beautiful card!

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  70. Interesting card. Happy 5th Anniversary Altenew.

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  71. Very clever use of the negative space. Hmm..I should try that!

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  72. I love it when I can use my leftovers to create something beautiful. Beautiful card, thanks for sharing! Congrats to Altenew!!!

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  73. Fabulous card! Love the fun die cuts and your wonderful style.

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  74. Great way to use up your left overs, Thanks for the chance to win and sharing.

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  75. Love the way you used the leftover pieces! Pretty card! Thanks for joining in on Altenew's 5th Anniversary blog hop!

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  76. Beautiful card. Love how the leftover pieces were added to this card. Happy 5th Anniversary!

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  77. I’m so happy you saved the negative from your previous project, it worked out perfectly!

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  78. Lovely card Heather.
    Thank you for sharing with us.
    Tracey x

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  79. I love all things green and this card is awesome! I hope this set is back in stock soon! Thanks for sharing.

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  80. What a lovely card. I like the the mix media feel to it. The string/ thread, is a favorite detail.
    Happy birthday Altenew!

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  81. Such a clever use of the negative space. It turned out beautifully!

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  82. I love when scraps can be used to create another unique and beautiful card! Fantastic job!

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  83. So pretty card! I save some of the scraps too, so I can incorporate them with new projects.

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  84. This card has SO much interest. Love it! Happy celebrating!

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  85. Such a great idea Heather. It's a lovely card

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  86. So smart the way you used the negative! I like the texture you added too

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  87. I love that you used the leftovers from another card. It turned out so pretty!

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  88. Love the sentiment and the touch of gold thread, your card is outstanding.

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  89. Cute card, Heather. Love the touch of gold with the
    Spring colors.

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  90. What a fun idea. Such a gorgeous card I just love the way you used positive and negative together.

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  91. Great to remember something you've stuck away
    for future use and then be able to make it
    work. The leaves are fantastic.
    thanks for sharing txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  92. creative and unique! great work and happy birthday to Altenew

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  93. So creative! Happy Anniversary, Altenew!

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  94. This is such a neat idea! I love your cards Heather.

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  95. I love how you used your leftover! I have a hard time throwing out my scraps and I'll have to remember this card for the future! Thank you for sharing!

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  96. Thanks for sharing this wonderful card. Truly a unique creation.

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  97. Wow what a beautiful card Heather, such a fabulous design using your leftovers!!

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  98. Great card Heather, I love what you did with the cut out "left over", I often thought that they are beautiful but never used them until I see this, now I know what to do with it. Thank you for your inspiration and participating in this great Altenew 5th Anniversary party.

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  99. This is a wonderful card. You have done an amazing job. That twist of gold thread is a nice touch.

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  100. This is such a unique card!! Fabulous way to use those leftovers.

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  101. Pretty inset stamp thru dies. Happy Anniversary Altenew

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  102. Such a pretty card Heather. Love the die-cut background. The splatters look great in the background! So cool! Happy Anniversary to Altanew!

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  103. Really beautiful card. It's striking and feels like spring! Be well, Jen Brier

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  104. Happy Birthday Altenew and many more! Great idea!

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  105. What a great way of using that negative die-cut-piece. You turned it into a beautiful card !
    Thank you for the inspiration.
    Spring greetings from Belgium.

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  106. Beautiful. That is something I might actually be able to create.

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  107. Very cool way to use the garden pick leaf pieces in that negative leafy space card! Love how that looks! Thanks for another great idea for us here today, as we celebrate Altenew's 5th anniversary!

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  108. Gorgeous card Heather! I can’t wait to try this concept with my Rose Flurries set! Thanks so much for sharing! Happy 5th birthday Altenew. :-)

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  109. I also have a problem throwing away bits & pieces & am glad to see you saved yours! What a beautiful card & so fun that its form a potential throwaway!

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  110. What a unique way to use the dies, Heather! I must remember this idea! Many thanks for the inspiration!

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  111. Love how you used the negative die cut to make this unique card.

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  112. FABULOUS card!
    POSITIVELY LOVE your design with the NEGATIVE space leaves - WOW!
    THANK YOU for sharing your CREATIVE INSPIRATION :)
    PS - I will be planning my die cutting better from now on, hoping to try your technique with some flowers

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  113. Gorgeous card. Wonderful use of the negative space and the detail layers - it is a lovely, fresh card.

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  114. Beautiful card. I wish my "leftovers" looked that nice! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  115. Oh, what a cool idea! Such a gorgeous design and perfect for Spring! I'd love to try something similar.

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  116. This is a great and lovely way to use leftover negative space. This card is very pretty!

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  117. Beautiful card, Love the colors super cool use of leftovers
    Thank you so much for sharing...!!

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  118. Very innovative use of your cast offs. TFS

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  119. Beautiful card with an amazing back story! What a neat idea and turned out really beautifully!

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  120. Ooh! Amazing way to showcase the leaves from the set and use leftovers! Thanks for the wonderful share!

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  121. That is the most beautiful scrap paper I've ever seen! Mine are usually mangled with weird positions between all the openings by the time I'm done. I'm so glad you kept it! And I really like the look of the smaller die cut layer inlaid on the negative space. What a lovely card design!

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  122. Such a pretty card Heather! Thanks for sharing ❤

    ~ Priyanka Kantak

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  123. Brilliant idea using up the paper scrap on a card! Love the layout. Congrats to Altenew on turning 5! I have loved their designs right from the first release. Wishing them many more years of fabulous success!

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  124. Wonderful way to use the left overs.

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  125. Beautiful!! Great way to use the negative die cut to create a fabulous card!

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  126. Amazing inspiration for negative die cuts!! Limited edition indeed... also love the springy soft green colours you chose!

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  127. Very beautiful card!! I love the greens!!

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  128. Lovely card! I love the dies cuts with the greens!

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  129. Love this card! Really nice use of the inlay technique.

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  130. So pretty!!! Love the technique!

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  131. So pretty. Love the thread and texture

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  132. pretty! I luv to be able to incorporate leftovers!

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  133. Very pretty and clever card with leftovers.

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  134. Beautiful card, great recycling and getting the most impact from a previous project. Thanks for sharing and Happy Anniversary to Altenew!

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  135. Love, love, love your using the negative then using die cut leaves. So unique and cool idea. Thank you for posting.

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  136. Oh the ideas I get from you 😍😍😍

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