Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Introducing The Venise Lace Blog Hop


Hi there, welcome to the Amazing  Paper Grace Creative Team Blog Hop. Today we are introducing a new die collection by Becca Feeken called Venise Lace.  I'll list all of the creative team so that you don't miss a beat but don't forget, each of us will be giving away an Amazing Paper Grace die pulled from the comments left on each of the Amazing Paper Grace Creative Team blogs - details at the bottom of my post.   We thought it would be awesome to introduce the dies along with samples to show what you can make.  So, without further ado let me talk about the two dies I get to introduce:

by Becca Feeken of Amazing Paper Grace in the Venise Lace Collection.


For my project, I have created a card that highlights the beauty of the Marcheline Plume die. So majestic and royal is this die, that I decided to keep all other elements and embellishments to the minimum. Its a complete die set with lacy medallion that can be used separately or paired with the main die. Here I have cut it into two and used on both ends of the circle .

I love this die as it is a complete set to create grandeur cards with so much ease. The three dies available in the set can be layered to make beautiful and ornate projects.

Here is the supplies that I used to make this card.



My second projects is a Floral Grandeur card. 
This card highlights the Spellbinders S4-792 Venise Lace Cinch and Go Flowers Two by Becca Feeken of Amazing Paper Grace in the Venise Lace Collection.




For this card, I wanted to highlight the beautiful flowers that are so easy to make using the Cinch and Go Flowers 2 die. The flowers come in many sizes so one can make big multi layered flowers like this or simple filler flowers as shown above,
I am very passionate about flower making so this die is certainly my favourite and I can create a variety of blooms with this one die.
Here is a step by step tutorial on how to create these flowers. But stay tuned till the end for the giveaway information and the blog links.

Cut the flowers and leaves in 270 gsm matte finish white card stock and colour with Archival inks.

                                  Soak the flowers in water for 10 seconds and drain on a towel

Hold each petal with a tweezer and fold together and curve out the two top edges as shown. Repeat for all the flowers.



One flower requires 3 big , two medium and one small die cut. 
Adhere the layers together with glue offsetting the petals with each layers.


For the filler flowers, choose the smallest die cut and remove a petal. 
Colour the centre with green ink

                  Shape the flowers with an embossing tool and pollens or pearls in the centre.

 Colour and shape the leaves

 Arrange the flowers and leaves on the project




Availability:
These dies are available at the Spellbinders site. So you can check them here .

Prizes:
In the meantime, be sure you leave a comment on this post for a chance to win an Amazing Paper Grace Die from the Vintage Elegance Collection.
There are five dies that are being given away. One name will be randomly picked from comments left on each of our five blogs on the APG Creative Team May Blog Hop post between June 13 and June 16, 2017 at midnight US CST and our international friends can participate!  The randomly selected names will be announced on the Amazing Paper Grace Blog on June 17th.

Up for grabs is an Amazing Paper Grace die of your choice from the Vintage Elegance Collection; there will be a total of five dies and a winner can win once among all five blogs.   If your name is selected, simply claim it within 2 weeks of announcement by sending your address through the form under the Contact Tab on the Amazing Paper Grace Blog.  The dies will be mailed out by Becca, once she has received your winning info and choice.

More Eye Candy:
Visit Melissa  - keepsakesbymelissa.blogspot.com  to see her take on Emmeline Treillage and Franchesa Label.
Visit Kristi      - kristispapercreations.blogspot.com to see her take on Isabella Frame and Isadora Trinkets
Visit Teresa    - victorianpaperqueen.blogspot.com to see her take on Victoriana Crest and Bella Claire Border
Visit Joanna   - joannakrog.blogspot.com to see her take on Cinch and Go Flowers II and Hemstitch Rectangles
Visit Anita      - craftingforever-anita.blogspot.com to see her take on Marchine Plume and Cinch and Go Flowers II --That is ME!!!!
Visit Becca    -  amazingpapergrace.com/blog to see her take on Gossamer Knot Ensemble & Mini Card/Booklet Gift Box

Thanks so much for joining us for Introducing Venise Lace!
Leave a comment - tell us, which die is tugging at your heart?





115 comments:

  1. Beautiful flowers Anita!
    Loving your cards too.
    Joanna

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  2. Both cards are amazing - and I absolutely love the tutorial - magic with flowers!!

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  3. You have to be kidding me that those flowers aren't live! Just awe struck by your talent!

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  4. Loved the way you layered the Marchelene dies and the flower tutorial is very welcome. Hugs, Sara Alford

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  5. Your cards are just beautiful! And I absolutely love the flowers!

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  6. Stunning way you coloured and shaped the flowers. Lovely

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  7. Gorgeous flowers! Now I need Archival inks besides these beautiful dies! Sigh. ❤️

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  8. thanks for sharing your ideas - love the flowers
    how fun

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  9. Just love the flowers and can't e=wait to buy the die
    Beautiful card

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  10. Absolutely beautiful! The flower dies are a must-have!

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  11. OH MY! Your first card is LOVELY featuring the set- Marcheline Plume SO WELL! (My list is getting LONGER & LONGER with this hop! LOL) But, it is your second card that BLEW ME AWAY! WOW!!! Your flowers look LIFE LIKE & JUST TOTALLY STUNNING! Soak in water? I didn't even know to do that!!! You make me want to scoop these flowers up & put them in a vase! TOTALLY STUNNING, Anita!!!!!!!!!!!! ;)

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  12. Denice with a "c"June 13, 2017 at 9:09 PM

    These are my absolute favorite dies. I love the way you formed the flowers. Just a breath taking creation. God bless...Denice with a "c"

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  13. I love these dies. I so want to start making my own flowers and your instructions make it look so easy. I'm saving them for sure.

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  14. OMG! Always treat for the eyes! You rocked this collection! Thanks for showing step tutorials in making those pretty bunch of flowers!!!

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  15. Beautiful card! Just love those amazing flowers! Thanks for sharing your talent in flower making.

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  16. Absolutely STUNNING and ELEGANT work! TFS!
    Paper Hugs,
    Jan Castle

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  17. Your passion for flower making shines in this beautiful display! Simply gorgeous.

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  18. Hello, lovely cards made with Becca's new dies. Your flowers are amazing. Both of these dies are lovely.

    Lori from Canada

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  19. Hello Anita,
    Thank you very much for all of the fantastic inspiration in you post on the Marcheline Plume die and the Cinch and Go Flowers Two. I particularly benefited from your tutorial on making the flowers for the swag card--I'm challenged in the art of making flowers, but you made it look as if I could follow your directions to success!! Both of your cards are truly elegant and inspiring.

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  20. Love your flowers and thank you for the tutorial-seemed I always have a problem making flowers but this does make it easier. Thank you.

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  21. Wow. Your card is just gorgeous. I want to thank you for your wonderful tutorial.
    Hugs, Marie

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  22. Just beautiful, and those flowers are what I aspire to. One can dream!

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  23. Great card, I Love All of Becca's Creations!!!

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  24. Hi, Anita,
    These are beautiful cards! I really love that you used the Vintage Elegance Giving Occasions die because it is perfect fit with the new dies. You're really inspiring us to be flower-makers with these new dies and your wonderful instruction.
    Thanks a bunch! Sandy

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  25. Your cards are beautiful,love how you did the flowers that are stunning.this set of dies is beautiful. Christine S

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  26. Anita, your flowers are gorgeous!
    I love making paper flowers, and your tutorial is excellent. Thank you for sharing!

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  27. Good morning Anita, beautiful just beautiful!!!
    Have a good one!!!
    Loopy Lyndaxxx

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  28. Love your card and the flowers are just gorgeous. They look so real!

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  29. The plume die is so unusual but absolutely beautiful and i so adore
    your gorgeous flowers.
    I really have to get the flower die, thank you so much for giving us
    instructions on how to make them.

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  30. Love your lessons. You make it look so simple. these are a big must on my wish list.

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  31. Fabulous cards here too, and these flowers are relaly fabulous, and thanks sooo much for the tutorial too on how to make them look this great here. They really looks amazing and very very beautiful. All of you girls has really outdone youtrself here and made some stunning work for us here. Thanks sooo much for all the gorgeous inspiration.

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  32. Hello Anita,
    Oh, your samples are gorgeous. I'm like a child in a sweet shop and can't choose between the dies, they are so beautiful. Thank you for the flower tutorial, it's so helpful.
    love Maureen x

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  33. Your cards are gorgeous!
    Thanks for the tutorial on how to make the flowers - they are so beautiful!
    The flower die really is a "must-have" :))

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  34. Beautiful cards Anita. Those hand made flowers are lovely! Thanks for the picture tutorial. No matter how many times I see these, I can still learn something new each time.

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  35. Wow! Thanks for the flower tutorial. I love the Marcheline Plume Etched dies and how you used them on your card.

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  36. Such an elegant card to show off this gorgeous die and the flower tutorial is great! Thank you
    Doreen R

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  37. Oh my Anita, your cards are amazing. Thank you so much for the flower tutorial - I just love these dies.
    Hugs, Maggie x

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  38. Your flowers are amazing I would have NEVER looked at those dies and pictured flowers like that! Using the inks and shaping them really turns those dies into beautiful flowers that anyone would be thrilled to receive on a card like yours! Clap clap clap!!! My hats are off to you!!!

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  39. Thanks for the step by step instructions for the flowers. The cards are amazing.

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  40. Your talent and passion shines through each creation, and those dies make every project a special one indeed! Very well done, I love them ALL !! God bless your talent and thank you for the inspiration.

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  41. Your cinch and go flowers are stunning. Your pink flower flower card with the lacy background die is stunning.

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  42. Anita oh you are so talented just love those flowers, and you make it look so easy yes this is 2 die sets that I could see I would use over and over. That lacy background sure is lovely. Thank you for showing us your technique.
    Hugs Trish.

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  43. What incredibly realistic flowers (Cinch and Go Flowers II)! Thank you for sharing the "how to" as well. Which dies did you use under the flowers?

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  44. The Marchine Plume has to be my favourite and definitely be at the top of my list but the Cinch and Go flowers are my next purchase.
    Both of your cards are beautiful and something to aspire to.

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  45. Wow these are outstanding and would love to try on these dies...

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  46. Wow beautiful just amazing . Thanks for sharing! Bonnie Springle

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  47. what pretty projects-love how you've done the flowers!

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  48. Beautiful cards Anita and THANK YOU for the tutorial on your gorgeous flowers!!!

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  49. WOW! WOW! WOW! Awesome designs and flowers. I love the rhythm you achieved in your designs with the new release dies. And your flowers: BEAUTIFUL. I can hardly wait to get my hands on this Cinch and Go flower set of dies and make some flowers. Thanks for the instructions for making your flowers. I can only hope my flowers turn out half as pretty as yours. Thank you for inspiring me to get it a try.

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  50. OMG those flowers look perfect, they are just gorgeous, just perfect for that beautiful card

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  51. Fabulous. There really isn't any other way to say it. I love your cards and thanks for the instructions on making the flowers. Thanks for the chance to win

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  52. Both your cards are beautiful, but the second one is my favourite. Thanks for sharing the step by step tutorial! Your flowers look so gorgeous!

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  53. Lovely cards. Love the flower die.

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  54. Your flowers are so real looking. I hope when I get the die my flowers will look just as beautiful as yours . Both of your cards are lovely. Thanks for sharing.

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  55. Beautiful layering and details on these lovely cards! The new collection is fabulous! Love the flowers! Incredible dimension and coloring!

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  56. Wow, love the delicate die and great presentation with the lovely embellishments.

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  57. I have always been fan of your flower making technique, u r inspiration to all the crafters around. This collection is so beautiful. Will love to try my hands on this.

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  58. I thought I had enough flower dies but after seeing your example I may need these as well. :) Love the shaping and coloring you did. It really shows off the potential.

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  59. Have watched your tutorial twice. As a gardener I know how realistic the flowers are. Just beautiful. Would love to have the Braided Grace Square.

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  60. Oh my goodness - those flowers look like they are exploding into bloom!!! Your cards are so lovely, these dies are really amazing!!!

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  61. Beautiful, will be adding the flower die to my wish list.

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  62. Anita- you always blow me away with your flowers and I can definitely tell (as you stated) that you are passionate about your flower making. I love seeing your flowers pop up on social media. :)

    Both cards are gorgeous, Anita. (of course!)

    I have given up on picking one die because I can't do it. The entire collection is amazing. I will start saving now to buy them. :)

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  63. Both cards are stunning! What surprises me is how the Venice Lace Cinch and Go flowers look so different from how Joanna Krog made hers! Both made differently but using the same die. It really highlights the versatility of that die.

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  64. Those flowers are to die for. And the cards are just gorgeous!

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  65. Anita,
    Your are the flower queen my dear. Love what you have done with Becca's new fantastic dies. Can't wait to order or maybe win a set.
    Hugs
    Ann Robbins

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  66. Love thos card! Gorgeous details! Awesome collection!

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  67. Very pretty cards! Thank you for showing us how you made the gorgeous flowers. I've never made mine that way. Going to try it tomorrow for a wedding card. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  68. Oh My Goodness Gracious! This die is amazing and the flowers are so beautiful. I make flowers also but you taught me a trick today to try. Your cards are beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing.

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  69. Gorgeous cards! Love the flowers you made.

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  70. Wow your flowers always amaze me, love these flowers. Gorgeous cards.

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  71. Both of your cards are lovely but I was blown away by the flowers and design of your second card showcasing the Venice Cinch and Go flowers. Your coloring and shaping of them is impeccable and by the time you were finished they certainly looked like real flowers. Cannot wait to get this die set. Thank you for sharing.

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  72. Am so loving your beautiful cards and the layers of gorgeousness! They are so elegant and am loving the shield and lace esthetic! And the flower tutorial is wonderful!

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  73. Your cards are amazing. And your tutorial for the flowers is perfect.

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  74. Love both sets of dies. But the flower die is awesome. Thank You for the tutorial. They look so realistic. Fabulous cards. Stunning work!

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  75. Hi Anita. Two gorgeous cards showcasing Becca's new dies. Thank you for your tutorial on how you made your flowers. They look so real on your card. Xx

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  76. Oh my! Love your flowers! I cannot wait to purchase the's dies so I can make them. Your cards are elegant! Lovely! Lovely! Lovely!

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  77. Morning Anita, These samples are truly stunning, and the dies are so pretty.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

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  78. Hi Anita, wow your creations are amazing! Thank you for sharing how you made the flowers. They are so pretty x

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  79. niesamowite prace fantastyczne kolory a wykrojniki boskie :) dziekuję za kursik :)

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  80. Thanks so much for the tutorial, your flowers are so lifelike, beautiful and colorful. I need these dies, really, I need them😀.

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  81. Amazing blooms...so very realistic! Wow!

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  82. Anita - the plume etched dies with your flowers on top is exquisite! breath-taking! This teams creativity and talent are going to shape the card making world! Love what you've done with these exceptionally creative dies. Hugs the kardlady

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  83. An unusual but pretty die. Beautiful cards! And the flowers--Exquisite! Such talent! Thank you for sharing!

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  84. Very elegant cards. The flowers are exquisite. I really like your tutorial showing how you made them. Thanks for sharing.

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  85. xxAnniexx Such beautiful projects. I think the Plume die set has to be the first to buy from the whole collection x

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  86. Hi
    This has got to he my absolute favourite from the collection on with the flowers... I'm In love. What you have done is stunning... thank you for your inspiration .
    Joanna Dickson (OurJojo)

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  87. Becca has done it again. These dies are absolutely beautiful and feminine and your cards are lovely! Those flowers are stunning!

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  88. I didn't think of putting die cut images in water before.. amazing, thanks for the tip!

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  89. Gorgeous card! What you did with the flowers was awe inspiring! Love how you highlighted Becca's dies.

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  90. Beautiful, love it.
    Would love to win

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  91. Anita you are the QUEEN of flowers.. Beautiful work.
    Thank you for sharing your inspiration!

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  92. Your flowers are amazing! They look like real flowers that have been preserved. Love them!

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  93. Gorgeous cards! The flowers are especially lovely.

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  94. Your cards and flowers are absolutely amazing, such talent!

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  95. The flowers you have made are gorgeous and love the leaves with the hem stitch edges.

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  96. Those flowers are FABULOUS!! I thought they were REAL when I saw them on IG!! Definitely on my wishlist!!

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  97. So beautifully done they look real! Thanks so much for the opportunity to win a Die from the Vintage Elegance Collection.

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  98. Gorgeous cards!! The flowers are amazing!

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  99. Quite simply beautiful, your flowers are amazing, thank you for the tutorial.

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  100. How have I not gotten these flowers yet? WOW simply amazing! Thanks SO much for sharing... I will be getting these dies soon!

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  101. Absolutely gorgeous cards ad dies!!! Great tutorial!

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  102. Your floral card is stunning! I've been hesitant to do flowers because they look like so much work, but you make it look so easy! And did I say stunning?!!!

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  103. Your floral card is stunning! I've been hesitant to do flowers because they look like so much work, but you make it look so easy! And did I say stunning?!!!

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  104. Love the die collection very much. Beautiful cards. Thank you for sharing.

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  105. I got a ton of inspiration from your gorgeous cards! Thanks so much for the flower tutorial.

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  106. thanks so much for the tutorial on making such beautiful flowers. they are wonderful. your card with the plume die is divine. I can see so many options for this set. I love geometric patterns and this one is awesome.

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  107. Macheline Plume is beautiful. I lack the dexterity for your very realistic and beautiful flowers.

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  108. WOWZIERS your cards are amazing! I'm head over heels in love with your flowers, they look like dahlias! Oh the places this hop is taking🌺

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