Friday, April 17, 2020

Spread Joy Not Germs Blog Hop




Hello and welcome to the #spreadjoynotgerms blog hop! This is a MASSIVE hop! Almost 150 bloggers and companies have joined together to spread joy by doing our part to keep safe - staying home and crafting! There are THIRTY-ONE companies offering MORE THAN FIFTY PRIZES throughout the hop! It's absolutely INCREDIBLE! Want to win? Leave a comment on this blog post and other posts throughout the hop to be entered. The more you comment the bigger chance of winning you'll have! The deadline to enter is April 24th and winners will be announced Monday, April 27th on the Catherine Pooler and The Hedgehog Hollow blogs!




With almost 150 blogs in this hop there are bound to be some surprise mishaps. It happens! If you get lost or encounter a broken link or if you want more details about the #spreadjoynotgerms blog hop you can visit either the Catherine Pooler blog or The Hedgehog Hollow blog. You should have arrived here from Lisa Mensing (LOVE HER!) and your next stop in the hop is the fabulous Kristina Hein.

I'm representing two of my favorite companies for this hop - InkOn3 and Pink & Main! I made a trifold card with heat embossing, stenciling, and ink blending! And a video! For a full step by step visual tutorial be sure to watch the video on YouTube or below. Let's hop in to it!









To make this card you will actually need two standard A2 side folding cards. This is a trifold card with the top flap cut off halfway for a little bit of added interest. It's easiest to see how this card is assembled through the video above, so if you get lost with my terrible written instructions, just click that play button! I started with one of the side folding cards and put the folded side on the RIGHT - so technically the first card is backwards. This card will get glued to the inside of the first card - that's why it needs to be stamped backwards. I used InkOn3 Juicy Watermark Ink to do some inking and heat embossing. I inked up the Pink & Main Butterfly Background Stamp with the InkOn3 Juicy Watermark Ink and stamped my card with the fold on the RIGHT then I heat embossed the image with the Ultra Fine Gold Rush Embossing Powder from InkOn3. While I had my embossing supplies on my desk I also stamped the large butterfly image from the Pink & Main You Can Fly Stamp Set with the InkOn3 Juicy Watermark Ink and embossed it with Ultra Fine Gold Rush Embossing Powder.






Now it's time for some vibrant ink blending. I used the Atelier Inks from InkOn3 for my blending. These inks are so CREAMY AND DELICIOUS! I wanted to incorporate a rainbow with the gold embossing because nothing makes me happier than rainbows and gold! I started with the large heat embossed butterfly from the You Can Fly Stamp Set and blended on Marilyn Red, Marigold Orange, and Bee Sting Atelier Ink. Then I used the You Can Fly Die Set to cut out the large butterfly image. I wanted to continue the rainbow from my die cut butterfly onto the heat embossed Butterfly Background, so I used Goddess Green, then Peacock Blue, and My Jam Purple Atelier Inks to complete the rainbow.






I considered leaving the front flap of my card white, but I decided to bring in more gold. And glitter!! I temporarily adhered the Petals Stencil from Pink & Main onto a piece of white cardstock with Pixie Spray from ThermOWeb and used a Stencil Pal to apply Gold Glitz Glitter Gel over the stencil and set that aside to dry. It didn't take long - only about 30 minutes or so. Now let's dive into the assembly! It really isn't hard. I took an A2 side folding card and trimmed 2 1/8 inches off the front flap - half of the front of the card. I took my ink blended card - the backwards one - and added iCraft Ultra Bond Liquid Adhesive to the back and adhered it to the inside of the first card. That creates a basic trifold card! Easy peasy! I trimmed the Glitz Glitter Gel stenciled piece to be 2 1/8 inches wide and glued it onto the front flap. I took an extra strip of the background and adhered it to the inside of the front flap just so the inside would have a little pizzaz. I added the large die cut butterfly to the front flap, but only on the left side. I used foam squares from Gina K Designs because they are thin and provide the perfect amount of lift.






I wanted to have an uplifting note on the inside of the card, so I chose a sentiment from the Pink & Main You Can Fly Stamp Set. I stamped it with Juicy Watermark Ink and heat embossed it with Ultra Fine Gold Rush Embossing Powder.


I hope this card spreads a bit of joy to your neck of the woods! Remember to leave a comment here and on as many of the other blogs in the hop as you can! I'm so grateful for this crafty community and for their willingness to spread joy during these crazy times! Head over to Kristina Hein's blog next for more inspiration and I'll see you soon!

167 comments:

  1. Lynnea these are absolutely beautiful (as usual). I may need to get my hands on those Atelier inks after seeing your recent projects with them... Haha.

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  2. I love the bright colors of this card--it does put a smile on my face! Thanks for participating!

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  3. Your bright colors and gorgeous butterflies are just awesome. Sure to bring instant smiles.

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  4. Beautiful colors!! Love the butterfly!

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  5. A stunning card with beautiful ink blending! Love the gold embossing and bright colors!

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  6. Love the colourful card and embossing just made it look great

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  7. A gorgeous butterfly card with fab color!! Love the gold embossing!!

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  8. Cute, thanks for thinking of us and sharing.

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  9. this is an amazing and stunning card TFS and being part of the hop-- blessings

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  10. I'm so happy that you are a prolific card maker. I love your videos and they are wonderful entertainment now. I get great ideas from your cardmaking.

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  11. What a beautiful card! Love the colors and pretty metallic butterflies! TFS!

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  12. Such a bright and colorful card.

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  13. Great inspiration we all need right now! Love the ideas and the sponsors are awesome for their contributions! We are in this all together!

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  14. Wow just stunning! So bright and fun with all the gold.
    Stay Healthy

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  15. LOve all those pretty gold butterflies and the awesome rainbow of color.

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  16. Beautiful card and I love the sentiment on the inside. So true!! Thank you!

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  17. Wow! That is a stunning card! I just love it!

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  18. Thanks for sharing. Your card is great!!

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  19. This is a great tri-fold card! I love it!

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  20. Great idea hidden in the video! I usually keep my pads inside the lid. Dah! This is so much better! Thanks for the idea and please stay well!

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  21. Great idea! I love this hop! Take care and stay safe!

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  22. Beautiful! Great choices using butterflies that symbolize hope! Thanks for showing your error and how you fixed it. As much as we love the big name bloggers, they rarely show their errors and only show the polished end result. I'd love to see Laura Bassen's trash can! LOL

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  23. Beautiful card love those inks tyfs

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  24. Thank you for the inspiration, especially during this difficult time. A nice pick me up.

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  25. OMG... so much glitter, I love it. Thanks for sharing your inspiration.

    Hugs
    Ute
    DT Whimsy Stamps

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  26. Gorgeous card! Love it inside and outside! Thanks for spreading some joy today and being part of this amazing hop!

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  27. Love the beautiful embossing on your card. So pretty!

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  28. Gorgeous card! I love the embossing and design.

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  29. Best word I can think of: luscious! Luscious colors, luscious embossing.

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  30. The gold and the bright colors, gorgeous!

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  31. Great card. Love the fold on it. thank you

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  32. Beautiful and bright card. Love the gold. TFS

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  33. GORGEOUS! I definitely need some of that gold embossing powder!

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  34. Pretty colors once it was all put together.

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  35. Darling card! perfect for this hop! Thank you to all who have come together!

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  36. Holy moly! That is exquisite!! Such a pretty idea and love the bright colors!

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  37. I just think it is wonderful what you and all the companies are doing to bring light and cheer to stampers. Thank you so very much.

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  38. Gorgeous card! love butterflies and embossing.

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  39. So pretty. I love all the shimmer!

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  40. Wow!!! I need to play with this technique. So fun!!

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  41. The vibrant bright colors with the.gold butterflies make me happy!! Love it

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  42. Such a beautiful gold colorful butterfly card

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  43. The vibrant colors and your embossing is just amazing!

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  44. Beautiful card! Love the gold against the colorful background!

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  45. Very pretty and
    great embossing
    and inking.
    Carla from Utah

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  46. Beautiful card! I love the combination of the glitz and those vibrant colors. Thanks for sharing.


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  47. Lovely. I definitely need to emboss more

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  48. Fantastic and vibrant card! Really appreciate the video and thanks for sharing. Be well and stay healthy.

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  49. Thank you for joining in on the blog hop, and for sharing the joy with all of us!

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  50. All the glitter definitely shines.. Love the cards.. So beautiful ❤️ ❤️ ❤️

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  51. I see butterflies...wow great card in and outside thanks for the inspiration and hop, hugs Blankina

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  52. I love the green, blue and purple blended background. It works really well with the gold butterflys :-)

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  53. Love the butterfly, nice style of card. Thank you for sharing.

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  54. Butterflies are my favourite and this is beautiful

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  55. beautiful card. just love the embossing!

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  56. This card looks like it took so much work! This would be a one of one for me -- I try to do cards I can bulk produce since I send so many. If I got this, I would frame it -- I know what it takes to create and if I made it, I would have to determine who was most card worthy and would not throw the card away if they received it! Not kidding.................

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  57. What a colorful card. I love butterflies.Thanks for sharing with the Spread Joy Not Germs bloghop. Blessings.

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  58. The embossing completed this beautiful card. I've never used InkOn3 inks. The colors are very vibrant.

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  59. Very lively card. I always think of InkOn3 as a great no-line watercoloring ink, but now I'll be checking out their other ink colors, too.

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  60. I think this is an incredibly beautiful card! I love the embossing on both sides, they compliment each other perfectly with the stunning butterfly on the front! xx

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  61. That is a great card the color are wow and the embossing is just stunning

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  62. Very neat card! Thanks for the video!

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  63. Love your card...so vibrant in color! My mom loved butterflies and there are so many pretty ways like yours to add them to a card!

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  64. BEautiful, I love all the colours and the gold embossing!

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  65. Wow! Simply stunning!!!. I love your gatefold card using Pink and Main products as well as Ink on3 products. I have never tried inkon3 products but after seeing what you created I now do.

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  66. that certainly is "vibrant" ink blending - wow

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  67. such a pretty card - love the design of it and the yummy shine

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  68. LOVE. I really like the bold colors and all of your gold embossing. Thanks for sharing! XO

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  69. stunning colors of the card! thanks for sharing xx

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  70. Really pretty. I like the gold you used throughout.

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  71. Gorgeous card.. ..Thanks for sharing x

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  72. Love the rainbow palette and pops of gold!!

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  73. What a beautiful and fun card. I'm in love with the butterfly background stamp. Thanks. Stay safe.

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  74. Love the colorfulness of your card!!! It just makes me so happy<3<3<3 Stay healthy! Stay safe! Keep crafting!

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  75. How pretty!! I love all the sparkle and shine from the embossing!

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  76. What an absolutely gorgeous trifold card! I've saved the video to my watch list for later. Can't wait!

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  77. Very inspirational stunning cards! Love the butterflies and the colors are amazing!

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  78. Beautiful card!! Love the embossing and sentiment!!

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  79. Your card is wonderful, I watched your video, the glitter gel is great. This card does make me happy !

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  80. What a joyful celebration of colour! This makes me so happy to look at! LOVE your fabulous card. Great seeing the process too! Hugs, Wends xoxo

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  81. Very pretty Card. I love the embossed butterflies. :-)

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  82. GORGEOUS! Absolutely gorgeous!!

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  83. How beautiful and eye-catching, Lynnea! Great colours make is bright and happy! Stay safe! :)

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  84. Stunning card with the bright colours and the gold embossing!

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  85. Beautiful card! Thank you for helping to spread joy!

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  86. I love all the bright happy colours :D
    huge hugs
    Amy xx

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  87. Love the trifold thanks for sharing

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  88. So much beautiful color and sparkle. Sure to spread JOY.

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  89. Lovely card Lynnea. Those gold heat embossed butterflies are gorgeous! Especially on top of the colorful sponged background! Awesome design! Thanks for the inspiration. God bless!

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  90. Striking design. Love the rainbow colors, but more importantly I love the message. PERFECT!

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  91. I love butterflies!! Great job!!!

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  92. Oh so striking! Love it! Thanks for the inspiration

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  93. The colors are so vibrant and with the gold embossing makes this card stunning.

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  94. Love all of that color. It makes your butterflies POP. Thanks for sharing

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  95. Butterflies. Lots and lots of butterflies. <3 Love, love, love this!!!!

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  96. What a beautiful card!!! Thank you for sharing!!!

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  97. Thanks for the amazing inspiration! This card is really beautiful!

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  98. The sparkle is definitely spreading joy! ✨

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  99. Fabulous card, so sparkly and shiny. Great way to do a trifold card.

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  100. Such beautiful cards. I love all the gold sparkle. Thanks for sharing.

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  101. Thanks for posting such a beautiful card!

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  102. Pretty card. Love the butterflies. Thanks for sharing.

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  103. Love trifold cards, and thanks for showing each page. And thank you for the video.

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  104. Gorgeous card! Love the colors and textures! Pretty butterflies!

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  105. Absolutely gorgeous. I bought those inks. Need to bust them out and play. My favorite Wow embossing powder is Fairy Tale.

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  106. Gorgeous creation love the butterflies! Awesome event to spread Joy during these uncertain times! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  107. Wow!! Nice bright colors and fab gold!!

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  108. Absolutely BEAUTIFUL card!!! I love butterflies :) Hugs...Janie

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  109. Love this bright and beautiful butterfly card!

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  110. Super colorful and awesome with the embossing and all those butterflies! <3

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  111. This is a bright, colorful, and sparkly butterfly card. Love it! TFS!

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  112. What a beautiful, colourful and simply fabulous tri-fold card! Love, love, love the butterflies! Beautifully done!

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  113. Love your beautifully done trifold card.

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  114. Love your tri-fold butterfly card! All the bright colors and gold embossing, just brings it all together.

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  115. Beautiful card!! Im in love with the colors and butterflies. Thanks for sharing.

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  116. Your card is such an inspiration. Thank you for sharing it on the hop. Please stay safe.

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  117. Great video detailing the steps for the card creation.

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  118. Beautiful card! Love all the shine...

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  119. Very pretty. I really like the colors and the design of the card.

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  120. This is beautiful! Love the colours!

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  121. Such a lovely cheerful card, thanks so much for sharing.

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  122. Beautiful card, I love the unique fold style and colorful ink blending

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  123. Fantastic. Love all of the gold
    embossing. The flaps are
    great. They make an interesting
    card, that surprises you when
    you get to the inside.
    thanks for sharing
    txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  124. BEAUTIFUL card!
    LOVE your LUSCIOUS gold embossing and RAINBOW of inky AWESOMENESS :)
    Thank You for sharing and INSPIRING!

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  125. Love the butterfly card! Thanks for sharing.

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  126. Beautiful card! So many great ideas on your card. Thanks for sharing.

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  127. Lynnea, your cards are so brilliant! Your colors so vibrant! Your images so crisp!! Truly wonderful cheery cards!! Am your avid fan!! #spreadjoynotgerms

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  128. LOVE THE GOLD EMBOSSING ON THE COLORFUL BACKGROUND.

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  129. Love these Ink on 3 colors. The gold embossing gives the card a whimsical touch! Lovely!

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  130. Absolutely stunning! I love the gorgeous butterflies and the beautiful design!

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  131. Beautiful card! Bright and happy colors and fabulous shine. Such a wonderfully uplifting card.

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  132. So pretty I love you color choices and the gold is just the right added touch!

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  133. This is absolutely stunning!

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  134. An absolutely gorgeous card! Thank you for participating in this excellent way to encourage stay-at-home!

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  135. Hi Lynnea :) Stunning card!!! Love the butterflies and gold! Thanks for inspiring me :)

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  136. A lovely bright card. Thanks for sharing!

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  137. Just stunning! The gold embossed butterflies are beautiful.

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  138. Love the pretty colors and embossing.

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  139. SWOON!! I LOVE your Card, the Color Combo that you used is AMAZING!! THANKS SO MUCH for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!!

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  140. Beautiful card. Love the gold and all the pretty colors! Thanks for a wonderful hop and the inspiration!

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