Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Hero Arts Summer 2017 Catalog Blog Hop


Hello there and welcome. I'm honored to be taking part in the Hero Arts Blog Hop celebrating their Summer Catalog. If you haven't checked out the Summer Catalog yet, you can click HERE and check it out.


THIS set quickly won my heart and I created two cards with it to share today...


I clear heat embossed THIS background stamp on to a piece of blue and teal cardstock. I stamped the puffer fish and birthday hat images on a piece of THIS watercolor cardstock. I used THESE watercolors to color in the images and used THESE coordinating dies to cut them out. I white heat embossed coordinating sentiments from the set. One on a small circle and one on a strip of cardstock. I used Distress ink on the edges of the panel and sentiments to make them pop.


These cards feature a fun technique to stretch your dies and create your own spinner die using your nesting dies. I used two of THESE circle dies and taped them together once they were evenly spaced. I ran it through my die-cut machine and it cut two circle pieces out. I adhered the middle circle down flat to the card base and adhered the center circle with foam tape to match the height of the card base. This creates a track for the image to spin around. There are dies on the market that creates a similar track, but I like that using the infinity dies give you the options of different size tracks...


Click HERE to see the cards in action over on my Instagram. Oh, and see that orange pocket in the picture where I store my dies? Click HERE for a Quick Crafty Tip I've shared about that.

I finished off the cards by attaching the fish images to a dime using an adhesive foam circle inside the track. I added some shine to the fish using THIS pen as well as THESE adhesive backed google eyes because everything is better with a google eye, right!? I also added some seaweed to the bottom of each card using the dies in last month's My Monthly Hero kit.

I created these with kids in mind, but I think it would put a smile on anyone's face. I hope you give this custom spinner track technique a try.

KEEP HOPPING
Click HERE for the next stop on the hop and visit, Ilina Crouse. Click HERE to start at the beginning of the hop. Here's the complete blog hop list...

The Hero Arts Blog
Jennifer McGuire
Laura Bassen
Wanda Guess
May Park
Amy Tsuruta
Cheiron Brandon
Yana Smakula
Lydia Fiedler
Jessica Frost-Ballas 
Jenn Shurkus
Clare Prezzia
Tracie Pond
Michelle Short
Heather Ruwe
Ilina Crouse
Libby Hickson


GIVEAWAY
Hero Arts is giving away three $25 shopping sprees, drawn from comments left across all of the blogs. To enter for a chance to win, leave a comment by May 24th at 11:59 PT

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170 comments:

  1. Your charming puffer fish really get around! So cool!

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  2. Adorable and colorful! Love the spinner component :)

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  3. Just love this set and your cards are adorable...the spinner is genius!

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  4. So cute! Love the spinner idea.

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  5. Your puffer fish spinner cards just make me smile. Anyone would love to receive these cards.

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  6. Love these little puffer fish, so cute!

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  7. Such playful and fun cards! Puffer is perfect for spinning : )

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  8. Omg these cards are so cute specially since they rotate around.

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  9. Your cards are SO cute and they made me laugh ! Love the background stamp and that you made a spinner card - TFS !

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  10. They are adorable - How can you go wrong with Puffer Fish that you can rotate on a spinner card! Sweet!

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  11. Thanks for the inspiration. Perfect way to use the spinner die

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  12. Oh my gosh! Your cards are duper cute and so fun. I love what you did with that stamp set. Thanks for sharing!
    Michelle Daigle

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  13. These little puffer fish are way too cute.

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  14. Very cute cards and divine colors!

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  15. Such CUTE colorful cards, love them!

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  16. How cute are those puffer fish, and as spinner cards too! Love!

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  17. Thank you for the beautiful inspiration!

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  18. Love the puffer fish and your card. Besides the monsters, the puffer is my fave.

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  19. You made those puffer fishes really pop! Love what you did :)

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  20. I love what you did with this set!

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  21. Oh my goodness Heather these fish are perfect for the circle spinners. Your tips on colour coding the die envelopes is a great idea. TFS!

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  22. those puffer fish are so cute! Love your cards!

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  23. Love these creative designs!!! What a fun idea!

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  24. I really like the puffer on your spinner cards!

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  26. Great use of basic shape and the puffer fish are cute!

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  27. Those puffer fish stamps are SO cute....I love the two cards you created with them. Pretty colors, coloring and work. Thanks for sharing.

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  28. The puffer fish stamps and dies are super cute and look very fun to color!

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  29. So fun and cute. Never noticed these puffy fish, but now I may have to get them.

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  30. Those puffer wish are so darn cute

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  31. So fun & adorable! Such sweet cards! Thanks so much for the inspiration!

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  32. Love how you created the spinner track. Great cards.

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  33. I always enjoy seeing cute, interactive cards. Thanks for sharing your fun design!

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  34. Oh my so cute..Your spinner card.. Thank you for sharing how you made this..
    I have always wanted to make them..

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  35. Love the puffer fish and so clever to make this a slider card; they are gorgeous!

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  36. Hahaha love these cards and the cute puffer fish with those big eyes!!

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  37. Very cute! Great idea with the spinners!

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  38. Very cute interactive card! Great card for anyone who Loves the ocean, marine life, fishing. Fugus aka Puffer Fish ARE so colorful and cute. Well done!

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  39. Such cute cards!! I love the puffer fish. Beautiful backgrounds.

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  40. This card would make even the Grinch smile.

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  41. These cards are so cute! I love the puffer fish and the googly eyes really set them off.

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  42. I love this set more and more every time I see it!

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  43. That puffer fish is so stinking cute! And on a spinner card - cuteness overload! Thank you for sharing your creativity.

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  44. Oh my gosh, those puffer fish are enjoying themselves. It reminds me of all the fun I had on merry go rounds when I was growing up. =)

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  45. These puffers re my very favorite in this catalog! And your cards are so fun - love them!!

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  46. Clever, clever....and oh so cute! TFS

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  47. These cards are so fun. Thanks for the ideas:)

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  48. These spinner cards are adorable

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  49. Love those bright puffer fish. Great card.

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  50. These are just adorable! Great job!

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  51. Awesome cards. I love the fish stamp. Thanks for sharing...

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  52. The spinner idea for the puffer fish is fabulous!

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  53. I love that little blowfish and your cards!

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  54. So cute. I love that you can make the fish "swim".

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  55. Such fun spinner cards! Love the puffer fish stamps.

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  56. Absolutely love your spinning puffer fish!

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  57. Great cards. I really admire the colours. Brought a smile to my lips .

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  58. Nice examples! Keep up the good work!

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  59. Oh my gosh. so creative and love the bow fish and the awesome colors you used. Great background and love the spinner idea.

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  60. Heather I love that you made a spinner card with these cute fish! So much fun.

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  61. Love these puffer fish they make a really fun card, especially like the spinner. Great colouring.
    Di B.

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  62. Your cards look like a lot of fun...perfect for kids

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  63. OH that puffer fish is the cutest! I'm trying to gather up the courage to make a spinner card.

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  64. Love what you created; you are so talented.

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  65. I really like your cards. The puffer fish are so cute!

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  66. I like everything about these cards, the clear embossed background makes perfect bubbles. And the die cuts are a very cool idea.

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  67. What could be better than puffer fish cards? Why puffer fish that spin around of course! Thanks for the inspiration and for sharing your very cute cards!

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  68. Super fun interactive cards!!

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  69. These little fish are the best, what appeal they have. This is a wonderful release, thanks for the inspiration!

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  70. What a great card. Great for the blow fish.

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  71. Great, fun spinner cards. Love the background. Those puffer fish are so moreish...the more I see them, the more I want to buy them.

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  72. These are so cute! I love the spinner!

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  73. Love that little puffer fish and you cards are so creative!

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  74. Awesome cards!Super fun!The more I see examples of this set the more I like it! :)

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  75. What a great idea!! Thank you so much for sharing!

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  76. Those puffer fish are so cute! I like that they are interactive.

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  77. Such fun, happy cards! I love these fish!

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  78. Love your interactive cards. Thanks for sharing!

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  79. This is a fantastic idea and design. Bravo!!!!!

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  80. Love this card, and love the puffer fish, I hope to be purchasing this one soon. thank you for sharing

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  81. Those puffer fish are one my favorites from this new release and I love what you created with them.

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  82. I love, love, love these cards. They are so fun and the colors are great.

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  83. Great cards and so cute. Love your design. Thanks.

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  84. Love the fun slider card for your adorable puffer fish!

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  85. Cute, cute, cute. I just love these puffer fish. Great job.

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  86. Fun cards! The puffer fish are a favorite! Great colors on your cards!

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  87. Such fun cards,the puffer fish are adorable! Thanks for sharing :-)

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  88. Those are probably some of the most adorable spinner cards yet!

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  89. Adorable cards. Now I have to get the puffer fish stamp set...

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  90. Hero arts is fast becoming one of my favorite stamping companies. From the whales to the narwhal to these adorable puffer fish. What a fun summer i s is going to be!

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  91. SO cute! Love the colors and the design!

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  92. Beautiful! I love your card!

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  93. Those puffer fish are really so cute! And the eyes! Great cards!

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  94. What a great idea....and I have some dies like that! I might have to give this one a try. Thanks so much.

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  95. Love this puffer spinner card! Super cute!

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  96. Fun interactive cards. I like the colorful puffer fish.

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  97. Thanks for sharing your ideas on how to use those puffer fish. They are so cute and your cards are wonderful!

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  98. I'm completely smitten with and crushing over your puffer fish cards! Living in the mountains, I didn't think I 'needed' these, but your showcases see me changing my mind! Love these!
    ~carol

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  99. Darling cards Heather... love the sweet images and the spinner! So COOL!

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  100. Such cute cards! Great storage tips also. Thanks.

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  101. Awesome cards, these are so fun!

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  102. The little puffer fish are darling.
    Love how you made them into apinner
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    thanks for sharing.

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  103. Puffer fish = adorable. Making them a spinner card = insanely adorable! LOVE LOVE LOVE

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  104. Love those Puffer Fish and you made them into a darling card! TFS

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  105. Awesome! What could be better than a spinning puffer?!

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  106. Loving these cards. What a cool idea!

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  107. What a great idea using the puffer fish in a spinner card. I really love these cards. So cute and colourful.

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  108. Great cards love the Puffer Fish and I Love the new Collection, Thank you for sharing.

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  109. Been loving the shark set but now think I'm leaning towards the puffer set. Thanks for the great inspiration!

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  110. Oh my goodness i love the little puffer! The googly eyes are the best!

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  111. Omg so much cuteness!!!!! Your puffers are perfect for a spinner card.

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  112. Love the puffer being made into a spinner!

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  113. This is such a cute card. I love that puffer fish!

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  114. Oh my word, so cute! You chose the perfect interactive card style for these little fishy's.

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  115. Adorable idea to me these cute fishes spinning !

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  116. These puffer fish are so stinking cute. What a fun card for someone to receive.

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  117. Such a cute Puffer fish's set. I love how you use these images on your cards really really cute!

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  118. adorable cards with such a fun technique,

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  119. Thanks for the genius idea on spinners! Love your cards!

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  120. Your cards are so cute, I have to order this set.

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  121. LOVE, LOVE LOVE What you have done with the puffer fish!

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  122. Love love love this stamp set what a great idea with use of the spinner!

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  123. Heather I love your circle slider! Very cute!

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  124. These puffer fish really are just the cutest!! Love your cards and to make the puffer fish as spinner cards is a fabulous idea!! Love it!!

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  125. Adorable cards! Everyone just loves all the interactive cards that are happening these days! Thanks for your instructions! This Hero Arts release is amazing! Loving this blog hop with all it's talent and inspiration! Thanks for sharing yours!

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  126. Wonderful puffer fish and those googly eyes are awesome!

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  127. These puffer fish are the best! I remember my kiddos use to love a story able a stickleback fish...these reminded me of that story. Great bright colors...love your card!

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  128. Adorable pufferfish and a spinner card to boot! Love them both!

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  129. So glad to see these Puffers as spinners! That was one of the first things I thought when I saw these and the Monsters! Thanks for showing me how great an idea it is! I love your card! TFS!

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  130. Soooo cute!! Love how colorful your cards are

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  131. I will definitely be trying this technique, thanks for sharing it with us!!

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  132. Beautiful! I love the spinner card technique and how you made your own track.

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  133. So cute! I love the puffy fish and the colors.

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  134. Super cute and graphic cards Heather! I love the texture you achieved.

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  135. Love your cute spinner cards. The nesting dies make it easy.

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  136. Super cute spinner cards! Thank you for sharing!

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  137. Beautiful cards, thank you for sharing with us!

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  138. Heather I love your puffer fishies!! So darn cute! I'm cas(e)ing this as soon as I get the set! Lol...Have a great day!

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  139. I love these puffer fish! They are so awesome! They make super cute cards that will give any recipient a big smile!

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  140. The Puffer Fish are super cute, Heather! Love your fun cards!

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  141. Love these spinning puffer fish cards - just so ingenious and just so cute! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  142. What fantastic cards. I love the puffer fish, they are so colorful. Making them into spinner cards was a genius idea.

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  143. AWESOME cards, I especially love your You Blow me Away card! Great release!

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