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4/5/19

Altenew 5th Anniversary Blog Hop Day 4 + Giveaway



Today is Day 4 of Altenew's 5th Anniversary Blog Hops and I am so excited to be here to celebrate with them!  

I have only been on the Altenew team for just a short time as I became a Design Team member in February 2019, but it has been so much fun being a guest and hopping along with the team for the past year. Altenew’s stamps and dies are so inspirational and work so well with my clean and simple style. I think one of my favorite products from Altenew is their ink. The colors are amazing and layer so beautifully! Happy 5th Anniversary to Altenew!

Here are 4 of my favorite projects that I have created since being on the Altenew Design Team...



I have a new project to share using my favorite Altenew Cover Die, Striped Leaf.

Altenew Anniversary Blog Hop

I kept this card very simple.  I die cut the Cover Die in a light gray card stock.  I popped out a few of the pieces and then covered the back in foam tape to keep the rest of the pieces intact.  I added it to a white card base.  I used the Half Tone Square dies to cut 2 pieces of paper....1 from the Live Your Dream Patterned Paper and 1 from Vellum.  I heat embossed the Thinking of You sentiment on the bottom of the vellum and then added the papers offset on the top of the card.  Super easy!

Altenew Anniversary Blog Hop


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Prizes
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.


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Laurie Willison (you are here!)

Thanks so much for coming by today!  Have a great day!


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173 comments:

  1. The pattern you created with your die makes the card so interesting!

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  2. Gorgeous creations - love how the die has some pieces still in and others out - very classy and clean! Love it!

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  3. This is such a different looking card...very clever!

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  4. Your card is so clever and innovative, Laurie! It's great to see a new way to look at background dies! Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful inspiration!

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  5. I love your ideas for this set!

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  6. Love your ideas for this set!

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  7. Congrats to Altenew on your 5th Anniversary!!!

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  8. Super nice cards they are all beautiful, great looking style and loved the belly band for the first card shown.
    well done and tfs

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  9. What an interesting and unique card - very creative!

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  10. I love the 4 projects you show plus the new one, love the background idea!

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  11. Wow this is so elegant, I love the simple design!!

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  12. Beautiful work. I cannot wait to get my new order from altenew. Your design and techniques are amazing.

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  13. Another fabulous CAS design Laurie! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  14. Gorgeous card! Love everything about it.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  15. That's a lovely card with a creative take on the design and colors! :)

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  16. You have a very special creative talent.....thank you for sharing.

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  17. I would have never thought of using the die that way! GREAT idea! Happy 5th Birthday to Altenew!!!

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  18. I love blog hops because they inspire me to create. Thank you to all of the amazing artists for sharing their beautiful creations.

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  19. Your striped leaf card is lovely!

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  20. This card is very innovative, and modern.

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  21. CONGRATULATIONS on becoming a DT member! Your cards are beautiful. Well done!

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  22. Cute Ideas! Happy Anniversary to Altenew!

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  23. What a lovely card! Thank you for sharing!

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  24. The CAS look shines through even though there is a lot going on - I am in LOVE with your card Laurie!
    And happy 5th Altenew!

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  25. It was wonderful having the opportunity to see what your favorite creations are from your past work. I love that background die, also. Clever way to use it. Thanks for sharing your amazing talent.

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  26. Love the way you used the leaf die! Very cool. HB to Altenew!

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  27. Very elegant Laurie, thank you for sharing with us

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  28. Fabulous card! I love your colour panel with the vellum over it!

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  29. Love your striped leaf cover die card. Simple and yet so pleasing to the eye.

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  30. Happy Anniversary to Altenew! Love the pink roses, your style and the die cuts. Thanks for sharing your creations.

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  31. Very inspiring design! There are some dies I need to pull out when I get home from work today. 😉

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  32. Thanks for sharing your beautiful card (love that cover die).
    Happy 5th Anniversary Altenew.

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  33. I love your card! I'm definitely putting that die on my wish list now after seeing this. It's one of those dies from Altenew that I've loved since it came out! Altenew's designs are timeless and never go out of style, I think!

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  34. Such a beautiful card, and I love the random pattern of missing leaves. It adds such interest and movement.

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  35. Lovely card! Cool use of the Altenew background die.

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  36. I love your card. I'm a big fan of cover dies and that one is wonderful.

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  37. Very clever looking card! It's so different and interesting.

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  38. Super use of the die cut. Very "thinking outside the box" card
    Thank you for sharing

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  39. Your cad may be simple, but it is very elegant. Thanks for sharing.

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  40. That is a very interesting take on the die cuts. Like it.

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  41. Love the simplicity of your card and the pieces popped out adds fun interest. Great job!

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  42. This gives me an Anthropologie vibe that is very appealing & classy. TFS!

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  43. Love the card design. Really different with some parts of the leaves in and others out. Like it.

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  44. Really enjoy the intricate details of your card. Lovely job. Thanks for sharing your creativity!

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  45. Love what you did, great design!

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  46. You used one of my favorite dies, but I never thought to use it the way you did. Thanks for new inspiration!!

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  47. Your fern card is lovely. I really like the giant mega hello card with all the fun daisy flower print in the background. All of your cards are lovely. So is the rose card! Great work and Happy Birthday Altenew!

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  48. Very pretty cards! Sometimes simple is simply the best!

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  49. Great way to use the die. Love your card.

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  50. Simple but impactful. Thanks for sharing.

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  51. love the simplicity of this card, and that coverplate die is gorgeous!! beautiful job!!

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  52. I like your Altenew designs posted and this one too. Unique cool detail with the leaf cut outs. Thank you for sharing your artistry!

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  53. welcome to the club! look forward to seeing more of your pretties!

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  54. Love the way you used this die. Great job! Thank you so much for sharing your pretty work.

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  55. Very interesting way to use this die. Thank you so much for sharing how you did this....great job!

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  56. I love the design you did on this card. The die is very nice when cut out.

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  57. Simple, easy, clever and beautiful!

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  58. What an interesting way to use the die. Thanks for sharing.

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  59. Wow, beautiful CAS card, love the light gray and white, so elegant!

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  60. Very interesting card! I love the random pieces taken out of the leaves.

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  61. Beautiful cards, Laurie! Your style is unique to you and that's what I love about it!!

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  62. Minimalistic yet trendy. Beautiful. And, can I say HELLO -- love that big Hello card :)

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  63. Thanks for sharing your cards - very nice.

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  64. What a beautiful design!! I LOVE the white space!!

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  65. Love your card. Thank you.

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  66. What a unique way to use that die! I love the CAS look!

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  67. Lovely card! Clean, elegant and simple...like how you left some of the cut out leaf details in place.

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  68. All of your Altenew cards have been marvelous Laurie! I like the modern look of this new one!

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  69. I am glad you are part of the design team, Laurie! Love your pretty cards!

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  70. Nice way to use portions of this die, so glad you shared to use the tape for the portions you wanted to keep,thanks!

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  71. I love your favorite cards Laurie... especially the floral ones... your CAS style is amazing! The leaves looks so pretty... love how you left some of the inside pieces and left some out... Happy Anniversary to Altanew!

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  72. Beautiful card! I love how you only popped out a handful of the prices. Thanks for sharing and congrats to Altenew!

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    1. I loved all 4 cards!
      Happy 5th Anniversary, Alteew!

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  73. You and Altenew are a perfect combination for me, Laurie! Thanks for all your inspiration to keeping our cards CAS!! Happy Anniversay, Altenew!

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  74. I really love the clever use of that die with the leaves. So creative. Thank you for sharing your artwork.

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  75. That’s a clever way to use the cover die. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  76. Beautiful card - that leaves die is really nice.

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  77. Pretty card! I love the Striped Leaf cover die! I’m enjoying all the inspiration on the hop to celebrate along with Altenew on their 5th anniversary!

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  78. Great card! I like the simplicity of your colors, yet that you get a lot of interesting detail from the different textures.

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  79. I don't have the Striped Leaf cover die yet, but your card makes me want to buy it! Thanks for sharing!

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  80. Happy Birthday Altenew and many more! Great cards and neat leaf technique!

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  81. Your card just make me happy. Thanks for sharing!

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  82. Pretty card. Happy 5th Anniversary!

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  83. Great idea with that background die!

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  84. So chic and stylish, Laurie ... the pops of colour under the vellum are fabulous against the grey leaves! Anita :)

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  85. Beautiful cards. Such a diverse selection of work.
    Cheers
    Lisa

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  86. Simple card but striking. I love the partially popped die cut and the little pop of color behind the sentiment. Gorgeous!

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  87. Thank you for the great inspiration.

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  88. Love the peek-a-boo leaf die trick!

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  89. Love the peek-a-boo element to the diecut! Super sleek modern card.

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  90. I like your different take with die cutting and keeping it simple. I have found myself drifting toward using more leaves as backgrounds for a different interest. Thank you for sharing and Happy Birthday to Altenew

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  91. So intriguing! And a clever way to use the leave die.

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  92. Love the "missing pieces" look on your card!!! Great way to stretch a cover die!

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  93. Thanks for your inspiration Laurie! Love Altenew products!

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  94. Very attractive card, love the effect. Thanks for sharing your talents with us.

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  95. Beautiful cards. Your past favorites and the newly made are all awesome cards.

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  96. Simple but oh so beautiful card ! That cover die is great, and you used it in an original way. Thank you for the inpiration !
    Spring greetings from Belgium.

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  97. Like your approach to the leaf cover die as a design element. Love your CAS design projects with Altenew! Thanks for sharing!

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  98. The leaf card is so cool. Your fav's are beautiful as well. Thank you for sharing!

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  99. fabulous card - love the design:)

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  100. Thanks for the idea to use the
    cover die for the card. it's
    fast and fun. thanks for
    sharing. txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  101. Wow! I LOVE your cards & I am going to check out your YouTube channel! Thanks & Happy Birthday to Altenew! Fantastic prizes! Loving the chance to win one, but even more loving the inspiration I am getting from the blog hop.

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  102. That die works well in gray and white! Even the pop of color is toned down by the vellum - very pretty, Laurie!

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  103. Super easy but super stunning, I love it! Thank you Laurie for your inspiration and participating in this great Altenew 5th Anniversary party.

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  104. Great cards! Every time I see that hello die I say I need to get it. :)

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  105. Fun use of the leaf cover die!

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  106. Laurie, I just love your work! You’re so stale Ted and your cards are so incredible!

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  107. This is such a cool and creative card, Laurie! Your style is so clean yet so beautiful. Like how you left some of the negative piecse intact, and totally love the gray! So glad you joined up with the Altenew team----I have learned so much from you already. Thanks for helping us celebrate Altenew's 5th anniversary this month!

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  108. The layered leaf card is really nice. Muted colors rock.

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  109. I love the striped background die on the cards in your collection. The use of negative space really makes an impact on the gray leaf card! TFS!!

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  110. FABULOUS favourites!
    LOVE your new card too! WOW - the leafy background is so pretty, especially with your random "negative spaces" ... I feel INSPIRED but have to confess that I struggle with random as I have such a tight grip on my ruler :)

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  111. Great cards! Thanks for the chance to win and sharing.

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  112. Lovely simple design for your card.

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  113. Very cool card. So different from what has been on the hop so far. So creative.

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  114. What a simply elegant card - love how you used that background die.

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  115. Lovely card. Love the pop of color. I like making grey cards, and you made it look just perfect by adding the right amount of color. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  116. Great card background, nice projects you have made. Congrats on being on DT

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  117. Happy Anniversary to Altenew! Your card's background is really neat! Love the idea of only popping out a few of the leaf segments. :)

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  118. Such a pretty card Laurie! Thanks for sharing ❤

    ~ Priyanka Kantak

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  119. Love your card, Laurie! Popping out a few of the cut-outs from the cover die and leaving the rest makes such an interesting background!

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  120. The Striped Leaf cover die is fabulous and I like the creative way you used it. I love how the white shows through the randomly popped out areas. Very cool!

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  121. Fabulous card!...Thanks for sharing

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  122. Such a terrific idea. Kudos

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  123. Super idea for using the leaf cover die.

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  124. So very pretty!! Love the clean and simple look-very striking!

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  125. So very pretty!! Love the clean and simple look-very striking!

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  126. What a cool card! I never would have thought to put all these products together, but I love how it turned out. The artfully missing inlaid leaf parts add so much interest to the card, and I love that purple washi tape. Thanks for sharing this with us; suddenly I want to go and rethink some of the background panels I've recently made.

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  127. Awesome creations, congrats Altenew on 5 years!

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  128. Very neat way to use the cover die. I always enjoy your projects and look forward to seeing more.

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  129. Wow! Stunning card. You have an amazing eye for CAS cards. Congrats to Altenew on completing 5 years. Wishing them many more years of success.

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  130. The light gray gives a softness to your card and really makes it beautiful. Love your color choices!

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  131. Your cards are so beautiful!! You've inspired me into wanting to get more goodies, that's for sure!!

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  132. Lots of different looks, very creative. Thanks for sharing.

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  133. Very lovely cards! Really enjoy your tutorials!

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  134. Very simple and clean!! I love it!!

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  135. Really cool but simple card. Love it!

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  136. I love the soft colours that you tend to use! One of my favourite cards is the ditsy print background thank you card you made :) This grey leaf die card is also wonderful!

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  137. Beautiful, thanks for sharing and Happy Anniversary Altenew!

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  138. A beautiful array of 'favorites' and a stunning new addition too! Lovely, as always!!

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  139. simple? maybe. elegant? yes! so glad you're on their team!

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