Monday, April 3, 2017

Hero Arts April My Monthly Hero Blog Hop + Giveaway!






Today is the day!  The Hero Arts April My Monthly Hero is now AVAILABLE!!  

You should have arrived here from the awesome Jessica Frost-Ballas' blog!  If not, you'll want to start at the beginning which is the Hero Arts blog!



Kit contents
6"x8" clear stamp set
18 coordinating Frame Cuts dies
1 bottle Tonic Studios Nuvo Crystal Drops (Duck Egg Blue)
3 ink cubes (Lavender, Light Teal, Midnight)
2 half sheets Onyx shimmer cardstock (5.5" x 8.5")
2 half sheets Pink shimmer cardstock (5.5" x 8.5")
2 half sheets Tiffany Blue cardstock (5.5" x 8.5")
18" long pearl string
Themed paper clips
The kit value is $70, an amazing deal at $34.99.  

Remember to buy yours today...when they're gone, they're gone!

The Optional add-on products include:




DC211 Dress Up Stamp & Cut 




DI378 Paper Layering Ballerina


 DI379 Paper Layering Eiffel Tower





Remember, the Main Kit is available for a limited time only...when it's gone, it is gone!   Kits begin shipping from Hero Arts on Friday, April 7th.  Remember that you can now SUBSCRIBE to receive the kit monthly and never miss one!


Hero Arts is giving away one kit as a prize to one blog reader - selected from the comments across all of the blogs in the hop. Giveaway closes Sunday, April 9th at 11:59pm, and the winner will be announced on the Hero Arts blog the  following week.

Oh my, these are right up my alley, especially with our upcoming trip to Paris this fall!  I couldn't wait to create a couple projects just for today's hop.  Here's my first card using most products from the Main Kit.


The sentiment is from the DC211 Dress Up Stamp & Cut, all the other images are from the Main kit!  Just say yes to capri jeans, flats and a striped tee!  That's my uniform!  Love that kraft wrapped floral bouquet!


Next up is a card that I've made for my boy:


I used the Earth Mix Layering Papers for this card.  The tone on tone Paper Layering Eiffel Tower is a great way to add a design element.   The base has been stamped with the the Antique Bee and Flowers in Soft Brown Shadow Ink.  I was told to have Coffee and Croissants everyday in Paris.

I'll be sure to tuck in a Starbucks Gift Card with this.


I used the Circle Infinity Dies to create the frame around the Coffee and Croissant.

That's it for me!  Next up is the FABulous Lydia Fiedler!

In case you get lost along the way, here's the complete hop listing:

The Hero Arts Blog 
Jennifer McGuire 
Wanda Guess 
May Park 
Yana Smakula 
Jessica Frost-Ballas 
Amy Tsuruta πŸ’š
Lydia Fiedler 
Ilina Crouse 
Heather Ruwe 
Libby Hickson 
Michelle Short

158 comments:

  1. Beautiful cas cards. Love the designs :)

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  2. Your cards are beautiful. What an awesome kit.

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  3. Adorable cards! Love the casual look holding the flowers!

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  4. wonderful use of the kit....loving the Eiffel tower

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  5. love your cards! What I like best about this set is that I have not seen one like this before, and it is so great for all the special woman in our lives and unique. Instead of making flowery cards, we have this great new addition.

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  6. Such beautiful cards and ideas. Thanks for sharing. I love this set and can't wait to use it.

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  7. Lovely ideas. You used the kit beautifully!!!

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  8. Beautiful cards! Love how you used the new items!

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  9. LOVE your cards and this new kit!!!!

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  10. Hey Amy,
    Thanks for sharing two great card ideas...with this fabulous new HA kit! Gotta have it!πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ˜‰

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  11. Two great cards!! I really love that stamp set in the main kit!!

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  12. I really like both cards. But, I love the second card. It was a fantastic idea layering the same cardstock for the tower!

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  13. I love both of your cards, but that Eiffel Tower is indispensable! Thanks for sharing!

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  14. Awesome cards, Amy. Love the CAS design of the first. And love how you stamped the BG on the 2nd. Love that Eiffel Tower die and this whole kit!!

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  15. I love the style this new kit is done. Very classy and simple cards that are beautiful.

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  16. Very nice cards. Well done. TFS

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  17. Love your cards! Nice, clean designs. Thank you for the chance to win!

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  18. Great cards! Love the background of the 2nd one. Great new release! So unique! This one is going to sell out fast! Thanks for sharing!

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  19. Love the simple look
    of the first card and
    the tower looks great
    on the second card.
    Carla from Utah

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  20. such a classic kit and you've used it wonderfully!!

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  21. I love that you made two cards! And they're both fantastic!

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  22. The girls in this set are so classy.

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  23. You really captured the French angle of this stamp set. The roses in her had are a great touch!

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  24. Beautiful cards today! I love how you used the Tower die for an almost embossed look on the kraft background. It's perfect for those of us who (very sadly) truly don't have much need for French types of cards. LOL Gorgeous kit!

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  25. Fabulous cards. I'm in love with the April My Monthly Hero Kit.

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  26. Great card. I also thought the Tower was embossed. Love the new HA stuff. Also, love all of your fun coffee blog hop cards.

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  27. Loving both of your cards, Amy. Lovely.

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  28. I love your cards, I didn't think too much of the set before I saw the cards, I now need this kit, IT'S AWESOME!!

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  29. Pretty and elegant cards, love the Kraft on Kraft Eiffel Tower!

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  30. Super cute! Again, another great kit.

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  31. Very nice thanks for sharing

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  32. Oh my...these are simply, SWEET! Love!
    And the kit?!!...So fabulous!

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  33. Just love these! I send my dad Starbucks gift cards all the time. I will use your idea!

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  34. Love your cards! Especially the girl in the capris. It is clean and cute as could be. I love the color on the side margin, too.

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  35. Hi Amy, love, love your card shares! It's very clean and simple card but very beautiful! Thank you!

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  36. Just gorgeous, Amy!! I love them both, but your Eiffel Tower card is just stunning!! Hope all is well with you (and how did I miss that you were going to Paris later this year?! So very exciting!!)

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  37. Both card are so elegant, just beautiful!

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  38. Wonderful cards! Love the pop of red in flowers and the trim. So clean and simple. The bee stamped background is really nice on the second card. Just lovely. Thanks for sharing!

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  39. Thanks for the inspiration enjoy your trip to Paris. I will have to enjoy looking at your coffee and croissant. Great cards.

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  40. very cute card! Thank you for the inspiration. Can't wait to get my kit and try making one myself!

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  41. Terrific cards! Love the new kit!

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  42. Super cute! Love your Coffee and Croissants card! So clean and simple yet classy.

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  43. Fabulous cards! I love this month's kit and the add ons are great, too. Have a wonderful trip to Paris.

    joybird1223@gmail.com

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  44. Two stunning cards! I love how different they are and both have your classy touch ❤ Love this kit and the add-ons, so much to play with :) Thanks for inspiring! xx

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  45. Lovely cards Amy! I think my favorite is the one you made for your boy. I see th e subtle bees and that the Eiffel Tower is the same kraft color, great design. Thanks for sharing and inspiring.

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  46. Amazing cards as always, Amy!! I absolutely adore the tone-on-tone look you created on the Eiffel Tower card!

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  47. The cards are wonderful but I especially like the one that is tone on tone! It's subtle and perfect!

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  48. Wonderful cards! I'm loving this new release. Thanks for sharing!!

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  49. Love how you added the bouquet to the girl, and absolutely love how you dry embossed that eiffel tower straight into the card! So chic, thank you for sharing!

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  50. Love your cards. Kraft is always my favorite.

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  51. Love both feminine and masculine cards. The bouquet is perfect.

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  52. Two great cards but I especially like what you did with the second one. It has great foreground/background contrast but with clever image unity between the two. Thanks for sharing this.

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  53. Your first card is classy with the female image and the bouquet but I ADORE your second card!! The way you added the coffee and croissants with the Eiffel tower is spectacular!!

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  54. I love both cards. Really pretty.

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  55. Love how you used the products...each card is unique.

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  56. I love both cards! The background on the second card is awesome!

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  57. This looks like such a fun set!
    Awesome cards! I really like the
    Eiffel Tower one-love the bees in
    the background.

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  58. Both cards are great. I love the simplicity of the first and how you played with color in the last. TFS.

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  59. Love what you've done with it,can't wait to play!

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  60. Ah...Paris.... I remember that you're headed that way later on. Your card for your son is so perfect, and he's going to smile the minute he sees it. Love that first card, too! She reminds me of my sister. Love that bouquet! What a wonderful kit! What wonderful cards. Have a nice and quiet week! Bev

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  61. So French inspired! Love these!

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  62. Love the new HA kit! I would love to win and make some card sets!

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  63. Love your cards Amy! Lucky you going to Paris - these stamps certainly will be great for scrapbooking when you get back :)

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  64. Great cards. I love that stripped shirt and capri look too. I really love the detail in that Eiffel tower die.

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  65. Sweet and happy cards. The young lady is so chic and the Eiffel Tower die is accented perfectly on your card.

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  66. Great cards and kit! The Eiffel Tower is so cool!

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  67. Oh my gosh, love those and your cards!

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  68. You'll get a lot of use out of these stamps and dies.
    That Eiffel Tower is spectacular.
    Love the trendy clothes.
    thanks for sharing. Have an amazing time in
    Paris.

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  69. Love the cards! Good use of a variety of stamp sets and dies.

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  70. Both cards are wonderful! Thanks for the ideas.

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  71. Yep, these stamps are perfect for your trip!! Great cards!

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  72. I like the you are fab/Breakfast at Tiffany's set!

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  73. Love your card Amy, so pretty. Her outfit is awesome!

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  74. You always create the most amazing art!

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  75. Thank you for sharing your lovely cards. Hope I get picked.

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  76. Gorgeous kit! Love your cards Amy!

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  77. Awesome cards. Thanks for sharing how a mostly feminine set can still be used to create a masculine card.

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  78. Ohhhhhhhhhhhh these are GORGEOUS! LOVING the girl and the Eiffel Tower!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  79. LOVE these both so much, Amy! I especially adore the addition of roses on your first card!

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  80. lovely cards, I especially like the second card, and how you have used the die and stamps for a male recipient.

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  81. Great kit. Super fun cards too ☺

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  82. Oh wow!!! Both your cards are so beautiful! The first one is so chic!!! My fav is definitely your second one... Croissant and the Eiffel Tower... I'm already in Paris!!! <3

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  83. I just love simple cards on your first is so awesome really love it and your second card absolutely love the antique bees stamp on the base that really sets your card up Xxxx Thankyou so much for sharing.

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  84. love the card simple and yet beautiful for any female day.

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  85. Lovely cards!! Thank you for your inspiration!

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  86. Great card love the tone on tone look with the back ground and the pop of color in the circle fabulous.

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  87. Love that kraft cardstock card! Elegant!

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  88. Great card. This is the best stamp kit!

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  89. Gorgeous Cards, Amy! I love how you have the woman holding the flowers in the first card! Fabulous!

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  90. Great cards! Love the birthday card - always looking for more inspiration on those.

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  91. Great cards! The embossed Eiffel Tower is fabulous!

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  92. Great cards but love your creativity with the second one. Coffee,croissants, Γ nd the Eiffel Tower = the perfect combination!

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  93. Great cards. Love the tone on tone Eiffel tower.

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  94. These cards and this months kit and add ons are amazing. TFS.

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  95. I love that you did a masculine card, too. Both are great.

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  96. These are beautiful. The tone on tone with the bees in the background is really stunning.

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  97. The Bee is so ohh-la-la on an Eiffel Tower card as the bee was Napoleon's symbol! I really like seeing that you brought in elements from other releases to make your cards even more unique.

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  98. 2 Fabulous card that showcase this newest release! Can't wait to get my card kit.

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  99. Both fab! Creative Blessings, Tracy x

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  100. oh I just love these cards Amy!

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  101. I simply have to have all the additions to this set! My husband is French and this set will be used a lot! Thanks for the cute ideas! I will be "casing" your card!

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  102. Fab cards! Love the coffee and croissant on kraft ❤
    Thanks for the inspiration! :)

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  103. Love how you used the Eiffel tower in the background. Fabulous cards

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  104. Love the cards, the Eiffel tower is my favorite of all the release

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  105. Fantastic cards. So Parisienne.

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  106. Love both cards, especially the Eiffel Tower card. Thanks for sharing

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  107. I love your cards! They show the versatility of this release!

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  108. Love the Parisian theme on your cards! The first one, though....love!

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  109. So pretty - and I love the new kit. :)

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  110. Love the different looks on the cards. Stamps are gorgeous.

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  111. Love the beautiful cards you made. I especially loved the one with the eiffel tower. Love the background too. thanks for sharing. :)

    ~Gin K.~

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  112. so beautiful and using the bees for the background is quite creative. great idea!

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  113. I'm French, so obviously I prefer the card with the Eiffel Tower and the croissant !!

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  114. Gorgeous cards! I love the vintage feel of these images! Thank you so much for the inspiration!
    -Miranda
    TheCraftyCritter.com

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  115. Love these cards, Amy! Thanks for the awesome inspiration, and I hope you have SO much fun in Paris!!! Have some croissants for me! 😘

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  116. Love these, especially the tone on tone Eiffel Tower in the second.

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  117. clean, simple and sos so beautiful cards!

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  118. This kit is to die for!!! I so totally need it. So many possibilities!!!

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  119. Awesome cards! This kit has so many great elements.... lots of possibilities!

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  120. Lovely cards! Who'd have thought you could make a masculine card from this very girly kit?!

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  121. Great card ideas! Thanks for sharing them.

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  123. Great layout and the simplicity is just elegant yet fun. Great job and this kit is worth the price I love it.

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  124. Wonderful new kit! Great cards, I especially love your Eiffel Tower card!

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  125. Two wonderful cards - love the one with the french coffee press and croissant!

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  126. After seeing your cards I am ready to jump on an airplane.

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  127. beautiful layout. i can't wait to start with my kit. but of course i have to visit all the blogs for inspiration before diving in.

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  128. From this release, I'm loving the different outfits for the stamp set, especially that striped shirt!! :)

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  129. Wow awesome cards! The second one is stunning!

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  130. Beautiful cards! Love the Clean look! Thank you for sharing!

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Cheers,
~amy~