Monday, October 3, 2016

My Monthly Hero Blog Hop

Hello and Happy Monday. I'm excited to be sharing a few cards today in celebration of the My Monthly Hero kit release for October. I'm actually only showcasing THIS add-on set on my cards, but you can find the main kit HERE.

I kept the design of all three cards the same, just changed up the colors and orientation. I stamped the scene using black ink on to watercolor cardstock and then stamped the images again on THIS masking paper. I cut them out using THESE scissors and placed them on top of the images. I applied a variety of different Distress Ink colors for the backgrounds and then removed the masks and used THESE markers to color in the images.
I embossed all the card bases with THIS stencil using THIS embossing pad with my Big Shot machine. I love the texture it gives...
I used glitter paper to mat each heart scene. I used THESE nesting heart dies.
I made sure to add a lot of THIS for some sparkle and shine.

KEEP HOPPING
There is so much inspiration using the main kit and add-on products. Check it out...
The Hero Arts Blog
Alice Wertz
Amy Tsuruta
Clare Prezzia
Debby Hughes
Heather Ruwe
Jennifer McGuire
Jessica Frost-Ballas
Kathy Racoosin
Kimberly Crawford
Laura Bassen
Lydia Fiedler
Mariana Grigsby
May Park
Virginia Lu
Yana Smakula
Libby Hickson

 P.S. Make sure to leave comments along the hop because Hero Arts is giving away one kit! Wahoo!

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204 comments:

  1. Awww...these are the cutest little cards! Those little critters are adorable! Thanks for sharing!!

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  2. Heather so cute and such a great deal !

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  3. Love this kit. What fun surprises to send out to family and friends.

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  4. The hearts are so cute on these cards! Nice idea.

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  5. I love that you used the heart dies to make your cards. Your shadowing around the edges really gives them the illusion of being shakers!

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  6. Great cards! Love the idea of mounting them on heart shapes! Love your purple and blue sky too! This kit is awesome! So many possibilities with it! Thanks for sharing!

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  7. I love how you used the same card design layout and did several versions of it--I love to do that! It looks terrific as does this amazing kit.

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  8. I love that you used hearts!! Fun cards!

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  9. Such cute, cute cards! Love the hearts! :)

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  10. Love all the animals. Really cute cards.

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  11. Cuteness overload! Love, love, love!!

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  12. Darling cards, Heather - just love your sweet scenes within the hearts!!

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  13. That's three of the cutest cards ever. I'm in love with the little raccoon.

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  14. Love the look of the embossing.

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  15. Fantastic cards....love them all!

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  16. I love your cards, and I can't wait to get my hands on the October kit. So fun!

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  17. These are fun, adorable cards--great job!

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  18. They all are so beautiful and sweet!

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  19. Your heart cards with all the sparkle are gorgeous!

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  20. I didn;t even notice the cute sled in my rush to buy!

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  21. This was my favorite add on. Love all the little scenes you have created.

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  22. Outstanding cards! All different and beautiful.

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  23. What sweet cards! I love that you used hearts to frame them and the glittery hearts ROCK!!! ShINE ON! This is the best kit yet in my opinion! LOVELOVELOVE IT!! TFS!

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  24. So sweet and cute!! Love the large hearts for matting!!

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  25. what sweet cute cards! Love the hearts & glitter! Thank you!

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  26. What a great Kit..and the add-ons! Great cards!

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  27. I love the hearts they look adorable! Thanks 4 sharing

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  28. I love the hearts they look adorable! Thanks 4 sharing

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  29. These are all adorable cards. Love them all!

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  30. What a fun twist to use the hearts! Very fun coloring!

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  31. The cards are so pretty.
    Hadn't thought about layering the
    hearts like you did. Makes a
    great layering process.
    thanks for sharing.

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  32. Using the heart frames was such a great idea! Wouldn't have thought to combine Valentines with Christmas, but it definitely works.

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  33. Pretty cards, love the use of the hearts

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  34. The colors are fabulous. I love the kit and the add ons.

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  35. Adorable! I love the heart shaped panels!

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  36. cool, love the sparkle and hearts!

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  37. Oh how cool those hearts are! Seriously. Such a clever idea. TFS.xx

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  38. Gorgeous! Love the heart frames!

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  39. Stunning cards!!! Love the shimmer layer!

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  40. what a creative way to do your scenes with a heart background - another wonderful HA kit!!

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  41. Those are the cutest little critters.

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  42. Love the sweet little scenes you created in your hearts, Heather! So cute!!

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  43. Such sweet, sweet cards. This kit is just fabulous and I love your use of the add on!

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  44. Your cards are so cute. Like how you used the heart with the stamps.

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  45. Cute cards! I like how you used a stencil to emboss. The kit looks great!

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  46. Love the scenes mounted on hearts, great idea.

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  47. Darling cards. Love the little racoon! Thanks.

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  48. Beautiful cards and love the heart frames. Very creative!

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  49. This will be the first (of what I hope is many) Hero Arts monthly kits. Can't wait to get started!

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  50. I love the sparkles on your cards.

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  51. Love the hearts. I am going to copy this on my cards.

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  52. LOVE the bling on your cards...so adorable and the extra step of the lite embossing on the card. Beautiful cards!

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  53. Your card trio = super sweet!

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  54. Wow! The color, the texture, the fantastic critters!

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  55. Love the hearts! Very clever!

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  56. Cute cards! Gorgeous kit! I love it and will be making my Christmas cards with it this year.

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  57. Beautiful cards! I love the different colour combinations!

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  58. That squirrel reaching for the present - *swoon*
    So adorable! This kit is amazing and so many amazing add-on items too!

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  59. What a great collection! I am really fond of the fox.. :)

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  60. Love your cards - the embossing on the back panel is cool, too. Thanks so much.

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  61. Awesome set of cards. Really like the heart idea and love the colors. Thank you for sharing your ideas.

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  62. Very cute use of this kit. The cards are just adorable.

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  63. Those critters are just so darn cute, your cards are beautiful!

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  64. Those cards are really great. I like how you framed the main images in the hearts!

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  65. all your cards are great, nice that you used the heart shapes. great job well done.

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  66. Heather, Your cards are adorable! I too enjoy making sets of cards when I come up with a design I especially like :)

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  67. The heart frames add a sweet dimension to the card scenes. The one with the sled is my favorite.

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  68. I love the old fashioned sled, the Winter Time Fun is a needed add on.

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  69. You are very talented! I love all of the cards!!

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  70. Your nighttime raccoon is perfect! I'd much rather think they were looking in the mail box instead of my garbage. LOL

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  71. Love your cards, so different from what we have been seeing, simply elegant!

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  72. Wow! Nice texture and layering on all the cards. I love the little creatures on the Hero Arts Winter Time Fun set.

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  73. Your cards are adorable. I especially like the raccoon card and the way the colors really set it off.

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  74. Love your very sweet cards. Thanks for sharing them with us.

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  75. I enjoyed seeing all of your cards, and I really like the color scheme on the racoon card.

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  76. Love your take on this set! Your design is super cute, as are the animals!

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  77. Love your cards, they are so adorable!

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  78. Gorgeous Cards!!! Thanks for the c hanse to win!

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  79. I love that you used heats instead of using the snow globe, cute cards.

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  80. Love your original take on the kit. I think using hearts is an awesome idea!

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  81. Love your original take on the kit. I think using hearts is an awesome idea!

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  82. I love your variation with the hearts! Super-sweet critters!

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  83. Love your heart cards! This is a great release!

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  84. Love the two sets used together.......so cute.

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  85. love the background colors on your cards and can see tons of ideas with the sentiments

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  86. Such pretty cards! Love the deep purple one and all those critters are too cute!

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  87. Great job on these cards. I didn't expect to see hearts on a Christmas card but they work beautifully!

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    1. I love the cards you made! Very cute, and inspirational!

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    2. I love the cards you made! Very cute, and inspirational!

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  88. Beautiful set of cards! Amazing coloring!

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  89. Such cute ideas using the critters...love the hearts!

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  90. Great cards, thanks for sharing.

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  91. I love your cards so much detail!!! I really love the heart fronts on the cards too!! I did buy the kit but wished I'd bought some of the add ons!!!

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  92. Such pretty cards! Love the hearts.

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  93. These are great! Like the backgrounds a lot, but love that gray background so much! It makes the fox, cardinal and squirrel pop!

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  94. Love your cards, nice idea to use the same heart and change the colours.

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  95. Such cute cards. Great way to share the love at Christmas.

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  96. I am not a big fan of purple but your cards is awesome. I really like all three and at first thought they were inlaid die cutting. Very pretty and good job. TFS

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  97. I love your cards Heather! They are so pretty! Tfs

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  98. Great cards. Love your take on the kit.

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  99. Oh wow! The kit is amazing like your sweet cards!!!

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  100. Heather, your cards are amazing! Such a great kit and it is so versatile!

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  101. love the heart cut out for the center

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  102. So adorable! I love that you used the heart shape...takes them a little outside the box!

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  103. Super adorable cards. Thanks for sharing them with us:)

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  104. lovey cards, like how you put them inside the beautiful heart cut outs! ~Gin k~

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  105. I really like how you framed your scene using shaped die cuts.

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  106. Love how you created your cards with the heart shapes, delightful and very elegant!!!

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  107. Love the heart shapes. Didn't think of that idea. Thanks for sharing and stay blessed!

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  108. I love this layout! Very cute cards!

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  109. Great cards, Heather! The add-ons are as adorable as the kit. Thanks so much for sharing with us and for participating in this super hop and giveaway!

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  110. Beautiful cards Heather. Love the sweet critters and the heart layers. That kit (and the adds-on) is awesome.

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  111. Beautiful cards! I love the purple, but that little cardinal steals my heart. :-)

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  112. This such a cute card set! I love the use of the hearts - a great way to showcase these adorable stamps!! Thanks for sharing!

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  113. I just love the hearts! So sweet! 😊

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  114. Love the hearts and the glitter paper!
    So many wonderful ideas from everyone.
    Thank you for sharing :)

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  115. Both cards are very cute! The heart frame is a fun touch.

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  116. what a cute and hearful card.

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  117. Your cards are adorable! I love the heart! This is the best kit and add ons ever!

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  118. Loving the heart dies and the glitter paper! Nice combination.

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  119. Just love your super adorable cards.

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  120. What fun, whimsical cards you have created using the new My Monthly Hero Arts kit! I love the heart shaped you used for your image panels, the fantastic coloring and shading of your images and the beautiful stencil you embossed into the background. These are very inspiring cards indeed! ~Karen M.

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  121. What fun, whimsical cards you have created using the new My Monthly Hero Arts kit! I love the heart shaped you used for your image panels, the fantastic coloring and shading of your images and the beautiful stencil you embossed into the background. These are very inspiring cards indeed! ~Karen M.

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  122. I like how you used the heart shapes with the winter theme, very cute and unique.

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  123. I really like that you used the hearts with the Christmas scenes. I may try that for those VERY special people on my list. Just so they know I love them! Thanks.

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  124. I love the hearts with the Christmas theme. And all those sparkles!

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  125. WOW this is very cute. I love the addition of the love hearts

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  126. Heather, your cards are so cute. I love that you used a heart die (which most people use only at Valentines Day) to focus on the images you stamped. The animals are adorable! I love the three ways you did the skies, too. Thank you for sharing!

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  128. Each blog just makes me fall more in love with this kit!!!

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  129. Each blog just makes me fall more in love with this kit!!!

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  130. These are so sweet! I love the sparkle and that raccoon with the mailbox cutest thing ever!

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  131. Wonderful cards! I love how you used the hearts. Gorgeous!

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  132. I think is a must have for me....great!

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  133. Great kit. And your creations are also great.

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  134. I love this kit! I like how you used it to make your cards.

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  135. Your little critters are cute!

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  136. the heart is a cute idea that I have never tried. the cards are beautiful!

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  137. So pretty. I like your coloring, the heart shapes and the sparkle.

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  138. This kit is so amazing, hopping along and everyone has so many cute ideas. Thanks

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  139. AWESOME cards! I love these little critters! and the dies! I'm so bummed that I was too late to order the Kit!

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  140. Love how you designed your cards!!!

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  141. This kit is the best and I LOVE what you did with it!

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  142. Great cards and love the heart shape. This is an amazing kit. Thanks for sharing.

    Linda D.

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  143. Love love love the non traditional cards!! Hearts hold a special place in my life. Check out my blog and you'll see why!

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  144. Love that you made the scenes inside the hearts. Sweet cards. TFS

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  145. I love the "stretch your dies" usage of the hearts. Cute cards!!

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  146. Using those heart die cuts was a great idea. And that embossing folder for card background is lovely. Very cute cards!

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  147. I love your cards, they are beautiful and so sweet!

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  148. LOVE your cards! They are gorgeous and adorable! Love the cute critters, and I especially like the heart shapes and the glitter. Thank you for sharing.

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  149. Great cards, I like the way you used the hearts! Thanks for sharing.

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  150. So cute! I just love the little animals! So sweet :)

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  151. Such pretty cards - I am so tempted .... love this kit from HA.

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  152. Great idea using the adorable animals in the heart! Really sweet! Thank you.

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  153. Beautiful cards! They're sweet and warm. Fantastic work!!

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  154. Love the effects of the outlined hearts. Thanks for sharing!

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  155. The cards are so cute! Making me think about what I could do with the kit if I had bought it in time...

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  156. Soooo cute with the heart die around the pics. Love this idea.

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  157. Using the heart die demonstrates that it can be used for more than just Valentine/Anniversary cards..

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  158. Such cute cards. Love the techniques you used.

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  159. Hi Heather! I 💗Your cards! 😉 TY!

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