5/23/19

Hero Arts Anniversary Blog Hop - Day 2


Hello and welcome to day 2 of the Hero Arts Anniversary Blog Hop!  These 3 days are packed with tons of inspiration, tons of giveaways and a Hero Arts 45th Anniversary Summer Catalog Release.  Sending huge congrats to the amazing folks at Hero Arts for all these years of keeping us stocked up on amazing products.  Hero Arts is an awesome company with the most kind people!  I feel honored to be a part of today's hop!  Keep scrolling because there is lots to see!

I have one project to share using some dies that are in the new Summer Catalog but they aren't new dies.  I just love these 2 dies and had to put them together for a quick and simple card...


First, I cut the Flower Garden Fancy Die out of white cardstock.  I attached it to a gray card base with liquid glue but only in a few spots on the back so I would have leaves and petals tipped up for a 3D card.  Next, I cut the Bicycle die out of my most favorite Kraft card stock ever....it's from Hobby Lobby.  Its like a lunch sack Kraft color.  Such good stuff!  I added the bike to the front of the card.  Last, I heat embossed the sentiment from Sending Smiles onto a black banner.  I popped that up with foam tape for some added dimension.  


Definitely a quick and simple card!  

Keep reading to check out all the amazing giveaways and to see the full blog hop list for day 2.  

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GIVEAWAYS

This Anniversary Blog Hop is packed with prizes!  Check out the amazing giveaways below.  I am giveaway 2 card hanger dies too!

Don't forget to leave a comment at each stop on the hop for your chance to win!




Winners will be drawn from people who leave comments along the blog hop over the three days - comment all three days for more chances to win! Comment by Sunday, June 2 at 11:59pm PST, and we will announce the winners on the Hero Arts blog the following week.

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Thanks so much for coming by today!  Hope you have a great day!

Laurie

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201 comments:

  1. I am a firm believer that sometimes less is more! beautiful!This is

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  2. Adorable & cute! Congratulations to Hero Arts!

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  3. What a fun card! I love the bike and your layering is perfect.

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  4. A very pretty and simple design, I love it.

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  5. Such a great card! I never would have thought of only securing the die cut in certain spots so other areas can be lifted and create a more 3D effect. Very creative!

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  6. You're clean and simple cards are always so beautiful, and this one is no exception. I love it!

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  7. What a super cool card! I love the design! :)

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  8. I love that cardstock too. The new floral die is just lovely!

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  9. Maybe a simple and fast card, but we all need inspiration to make cards like this. I love it and will copy it.

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  10. Adorable card...Thanks for sharing!!

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  11. I love your card. I love the bicycle and a new idea with it.

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  12. The bike looks really good on the white floral die.

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  13. Love it! I have that bike and haven't used it because I wasn't sure what to do with it. Now I can get busy and make a card

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  14. Beautiful background die. I love how you layered the die cuts. So pretty.

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  15. Perfect card that seems easy to make

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  16. Love that background die. Beautiful.

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  17. I love Hero Arts and blog hops because they inspire me to create--thank you!

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  18. Love the simplicity of this card! The die is so beautiful and adds great dimension to your card. Thanks for sharing!

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  19. ooh what a fun way of using these dies - love it:)

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  20. I love that bike and your card really makes the bike pop.

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  21. Such pretty card. Love it.
    Thanks for the inspiration.

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  22. Really sweet card - nice combination of elements going on there!

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  23. Lovey card! I like simple and sometimes die cutting is simple.

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  24. Great card! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  25. Love the clean, simple look of your gorgeous card! Great dies.
    Thanks for sharing...

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  26. Love the fun die cuts and wonderful dimension!

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  27. Quick and simple ? Great and beautiful !
    I like your card a lot !

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  28. Love that floral die as the BG. Very pretty card.

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  29. Happy anniversary hero arts! 🎉

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  30. Gorgeous bike card, I have to make a card for my biking addicted family member, I'm going to take inspiration from this.

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  31. What's old is new again! Great card.

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  32. The bicycle is a lot of fun and I like how you paired it with the floral background to make it pretty and feminine.

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  33. Love how you used the dies, great card!

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  34. Oh, the flower garden fancy die is a gotta have!

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  35. This one has a bit of a romantic touch and I like it :)

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  36. What a quick yet beautiful card!!!

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  37. Love your CAS style card! Thanks for the inspiration. :D

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  38. Wonderful card! Love that cute bike die.

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  39. The background looks elegant.. Your card looks amazing..

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  40. Quick and simple, but still so pretty!

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  41. So pretty! Love your soft colors and design. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  42. Like the dimension the floral cutout adds to your card. Very pretty.

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  43. Terrific use of the die cut as a background for the bicycle. I never would have thought of that:)

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  44. i want to say how pretty your cards are and say happy 45th anniversary to hero arts and thank you for this hop and giveaway

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  45. So beautiful! Love how you layered the bicycle die cut over the pretty floral background. Such beautiful dies!

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  46. Beautiful card and great creativity!

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  47. A nice clean card with timeless images.

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  48. It's nice to see a die card! That's a great bike one and the background invokes nice days in the country seeing flowers along the road...
    Margot

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  49. beautiful; quick and easy!

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  50. Lovely card. I have a bicycle die from a different company and have never thought about using it without the stamp. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  51. I love that fancy background die and how you combined it with the bike!

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  52. Gorgeous!!! Love the die cut background so much..

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  53. so pretty and i love that bicycle die!

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  54. This is soooo sweet! I love the dies!

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  55. Love the floral die cuts. It looks so pretty behind the bicycle!

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  56. I need that die! So beautiful!

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  57. Brilliant combination and composition. Love this die cut card and it looks so doable.

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  58. Wow combining those two dies together looks amazing on your card.

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  59. Beautiful card!! The two dies go so well together. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  60. thanks for the inspiration!

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  61. This is beautiful Laurie! The floral die is so delicate and looks great behind the cute bike. Love this!

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  62. This card is gorgeous! Beautiful combination

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  63. Cute card. I love the flower die...so simple but such a pretty card.

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  64. Very cute. Thanks for sharing

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  65. Love the fancy background die and how you combined it with the bike!

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  66. Adorable card! Thanks for sharing!!

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  67. This is a very pretty card! Thank you so much for sharing!

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  68. Fun and creating pairing of the floral and bicycle dies!

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  69. Love that fancy die. Your cards are awesome !!!

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  70. Love the floral background with the bicycle. Beautiful!

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  71. Sweet bicycle card ❤️

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  72. Beautiful card. I especially love the background!

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  73. What a cute card. That flower die is beautiful.

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  74. That's a really cute card.

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  75. Beautiful quick idea card! Your color choices are elegant!

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  76. ah wow super pretty - love that Flower Garden Fancy Die!

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  77. It might be a quick and simple card, but it's got a lot of impact! I love those two dies!

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  78. I love all of the new ideas!

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  79. Great card. thanks for sharing

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  80. Sweet card! I love that flora garden die. So pretty.

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  81. What a clever idea to do the die background with the bike. LOVE IT! So pretty. Thanks for your inspiration.

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  82. Quick and simple card but so elegant. Thanks for sharing!

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  83. What a cool design! The modern look of the bike is nicely softened by the flowery background - great combination!

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  84. I really love card front/cover dies lately. Thank you for sharing your talents

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  85. Such a pretty card Laurie. That background die is gorgeous! It's on my wish list! :)

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  86. Your card is so cute! I just love that bicycle die!

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  87. LOVE this! Sometimes "simple" is the best.

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  88. So elegant and simple! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  89. So elegant and simple! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  90. A lovely background for the bicycle.

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  91. Thank you for the lovely inspiration! Congrats to Hero Arts!

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  92. I love those dies and the layering you did!

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  93. This card is so pretty. Love the flower die from hero arts! Happy Anniversary, Hero Arts!

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  94. Beautiful card! Congrats Hero Arts on 45 years of making great stamps!!

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  95. What a fun card! I love the background die.

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  96. what a cute, fun card, Laurie!!

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  97. Love that floral die! Happy 45th Anniversary to HA!

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  98. Simply delightful! Happy 45th anniversary to amazing Hero Arts.

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  99. Gorgeous card. That Flower Garden Fancy Die is so pretty -- don't know how I missed that one.

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  100. Really like all your cards! Love that floral die, you are so creative to layer that bicycle die on it too! Nice card!

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  101. This is really beautiful! I love how you combined these 2 dies and added so much dimension with the Flower Garden Fancy Die. :)

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  102. Fabulous idea combining the floral die with the bicycle die! Love it! GOOD job helping Hero Arts celebrate their 45 years in business! :)

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  103. Pretty. It simple design you can pull out if in a hurry

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  104. Love the card....my two favorite words in card making...quick and simple. Those dies go together perfectly.

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  105. How beautiful! I wouldn't have thought of combining the floral background with the bicycle but it works perfectly!

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  106. Such a cute idea! I like the background with the bike in front. I love Hero Arts. Theirs was the first stamp set I ever bought, years ago. Brenda West

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  107. Love the airy feel the floral die gives when paired with the bicycle!

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  108. Super sweet card! Such a lovely and creative design - fantastic.

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  109. The floral background die is so beautiful and I love the bicycle die against it!

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  110. Surprising combination that makes a beautiful card! Thank you for sharing! I love your use of the background I cut with the bicycle on top.

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  111. What a pretty background for your bicycle Laurie, this is marvelous!

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  112. As clever as it is quick. Impressive!

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  113. Love the bicycle set on the floral die cut!

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  114. Congrats to HeroArts and best wishes; congrats & thanks to you for the wonderful inspiration! we doesn't love flowers? And biking is one my favorite mode of transportation/commuting.

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  115. I always love seeing what new goodies Hero Arts has come up with. Thanks for sharing these wonderful stamping ideas.

    Carol B

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  116. You never cease to amaze me! Beautiful work!

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  117. Love your card, love the floral die. Congrats Hero Arts.

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  118. Love the layers and colors! Thanks for sharing!

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  119. Hi Laurie. There's that Flower Garden Fancy Die again. LOVE IT! It adds such a delicate look to your card. Nice choice :)

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  120. Lovely card. Thanks for the inspiration - Happy 45 HERO!

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  121. Very pretty card. The Flower Garden Fancy Die is beautiful and looks good with the bicycle. I love quick and easy cards with a "wow" factor. Your card fits the bill! Thanks for the inspiration. It's no wonder that HA has been going strong for 45 years. They get better every year!

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  122. Honestly, who would think to put that flower die behind the bike? How adorable it is. Sigh.

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  123. Such a cute and simple card! I love the use of craft for the bike!

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  124. Looking forward to riding my bike and love love your card! Happy 45 Hero Arts! Thanks for sharing.

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  125. Die cut fun, sometimes we forget how things can come together to create something beautiful.

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  126. Great job. The flower garden die is a winner. Looks great.

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  127. Love this card! Thank you for your amazingly wonderful inspiration!

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  128. Simple and oh so sweet Laurie.... very pretty

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  129. I really do love this Flower Garden Fancy Die. Your card is so cute, especially for someone who likes to bike.

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  130. This would be perfect for my mom, thanks for sharing.

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  131. I love the die-cut of the bicycle over the Flower Garden Fancy die. It makes for a great 3-D card! That Flower Garden Fancy die is one I will need to get! Margaret R

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  132. Great card Laurie....as always you make such a statement with your lovely cards. I love the way your cards are structured. Thank you so much for being on this hop to celebrate Hero Arts and their success.

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  133. Such a quick and easy card that came out beautifully!

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  134. There is such beauty in the simplicity of your card, Laurie! I love how that bicycle just pops off the card against the Flower Garden Die! Thanks for sharing your awesome creativity with us! Happy 45th Anniversary, Hero Arts! I have always loved your products and use them regularly in my crafting.

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  135. Awesome creation! Happy 45th Anniversary Hero Arts!

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  136. How pretty! I love the bike die and the feminine floral background.

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  137. Clean and simple. I love it!

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  138. I have fallen in love with the Flower Garden Fancy die. Just gorgeous.

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  139. Such beautiful soft colors! Love the bicycle die cut.

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  140. love the dies used. great cards

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  141. The bicycle looks fantastic
    against the light colors.
    Fun card. thanks for
    sharing. txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  142. Great work, inspires me to go and craft, oh and shop also. LOL!

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  143. What a fun die! I love the possibilities using it. You’re card is very soft and beautiful!

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  144. Boy. I never thought to use Kraft card stock for die cuts like this before. Great inspiration

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  145. Cute card! Love the dimension!

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  146. Simply beautiful. I love the flower garden fancy stamp, and loving all the inspirations I’m seeing in the hop. Thank you.

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  147. Awesome card Laurie. I love these simple but beautiful cards you always make. Thank you so much for sharing your inspiration.

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  148. What a great way to make a quick, beautiful card!

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  149. Very pretty card with these dies.

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  150. Fab design with these lovely products.

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  151. that floral back ground is amazing you can pair it up with anything, a bike so cool. what a great idea.

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  152. sometimes quick and simple works, there a times we go a little crazy and our idea gets lost in it all.
    debbieparke@hotmail.com

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  153. Super cute! Love the combination of the beautiful floral background with those soft colors and the sweet little bicycle <3 Oh and a big hooray to HeroArts for 45 years!! What an achievement!!

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  154. I just LOVE your card, the clean simplicity of it! Such a clever idea!
    Thanks for the inspiration!
    Hugs
    Rene

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  155. Hi Laurie :) Your card is total 100% sweetness!!! Thanks for inspiring me :)

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  156. Such a cute bicycle card. And so simple.

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  157. So cute! I would not of thought to put a bicycle over the background die. It looks great and I love kraft and white together.

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  158. Never would've thought to leave some of the background die unglued and pulled forward slightly to create a wonderful 3D effect, but will definitely give it a try! Love your wonderful card & thank you for sharing it!

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  159. Fun card. Congrats to Hero Arts on their 45th Anniversary.

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  160. I love the white flowers on grey in this card. It feels super elegant!

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  161. Nice way to use diecuts nice cards. Happy hero arts love there products.

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  162. Fantastic card! I love the bicycle!

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  163. Pretty card. I love the die cut, thanks for sharing!

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  164. This is such a sweet card! I wouldn't have thought to layer die cuts, but the result is awesome. I'll have to try that!

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  165. Like the way you left leaves loose for a more 3D effect! Great idea. Love the bicycle die- great card!

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