Friday, May 26, 2017

Unity and MISTI Blog Hop

Good morning! Super excited to be part of a HUGE and FABULOUS Blog Hop with the Unity Stamp Company and MISTI Design Teams! TONS of inspiration - this is a super picture heavy post just so you are fairly warned. There is also a giveaway for those who leave comments along the hop.



Everyone who leaves comments on all the blogs in the hop will go into a drawing for 3 prize packs from Unity and winner's choice of an Original or Mini MISTI. Please leave comments by May 30th at noon Central to be eligible. Winners will be posted on both the Unity Blog and My Sweet Petunia Blogs on May 31st.



There are so many wonderful ways to use your MISTI with your Unity Stamps - I've highlighted a couple with some Quick Tip videos to share today - I have a couple past videos you can see HERE and HERE if you are looking for more inspiration.



Here is the video showing how using both my Original and Mini Misti helped me quickly put this set together - as well as be able to layer the embossing for a seamless card front:



This is the card I did in the video - after the video, and once I finished the other color combos, I added some splashes of water and of gold watercolor and die cut with a simple rectangle die.



Here is a closer look at each of the color combos I did - so much fun playing with distress inks and color combos! Makes me so happy!







I love how all together they look like a pile of different colors of sherbet...yummy!



And for the next technique, I also used the brand new Mirror Stamping Tool - so many fun techniques I'm looking forward to trying with this! I paired it up with the Baby Boy Plaid and some stamp kissing to create these backgrounds:


Here is a closer look:



I love that I was able to use both backgrounds. No waste, and two cards for the same effort - perfection!


This technique worked very well with distress oxide inks. I would imagine pigment inks would also work well - not sure about dye inks as I haven't attempted that yet!


The fun color combos with this are endless as well!


Here is the entire blog hop list in case you get lost along the way - you are almost at the beginning!

Heather Hoffman (you are here)

Product links are all below - including affiliate links where possible, which simply means if you use one of the links below that I receive a small commission at no additional cost to you. Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!!!



167 comments:

  1. Love how you were able to line everything up! Cool cards.

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  2. You are queen of FAST videos..... love your techniques for outstanding cards....

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  3. gorgeous! love the typewritter~!

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  4. Great cards, love the fonts on these stamps.

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  5. love the mirroring...and I esp love that your videos are short and sweet...but get the necessary instructions out.....love it!!!

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  6. I love all the color blending. Great cards.

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  7. Love these cards...soft then bold!

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  8. wonderful cards
    stamping sue
    http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

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  9. Great cards and ideas. Thanks.

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  10. Those are amazing, thanks for the videos.

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  11. gorgeous cards Heather, love the videos.

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  12. I LOOOOVE how the images on your first card just POP when you do the blending over the embossing! SO BEAUTIFUL!!!LOVE that floral image too! AND the Kissing Technique makes me think of Gelli Plating! LOL SO MANY COOL prints with just a bit of inking up! THANK YOU HEATHER for showing us! LOOOOVE your cards!!! ;)JUST BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  13. Beautiful cards, simple in design, but the techniques are awesome

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  14. Beautiful cards. Thanks for the two videos to inspire us.

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  15. Awesome! Love the mirror stamps!

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  16. Beautiful cards. Love the mirror images.

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  17. Heather, I always love all of your cards - these are beautiful. I'm very curious about the mirror stamping tool.

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  18. These are beautiful! Simple techniques that make a big difference. Thank you!

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  19. Love the colors!! Beautiful cards!
    Stephanie Locke

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  20. Great cards! Love the birdie on the typewriter, so cute!

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  21. Beautiful cards Heather!! I love the set of thank you cards! They are gorgeous!!

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  22. Beautiful cards Heather! Loved your videos thank you for sharing them.

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  23. Oh my gosh everything is so beautiful....

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  24. Stunning! Always <3 to watch your video's

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  25. Love the video's and the cards are gorgeous.

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  26. Loved your cards( I agree the thank you'd looked like yummy sherbet😊; the typewriter ones with the plaid backgrounds were cute!) Loved your videos showing how to use the misti and the mirror tool... they were very helpful!

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  27. Beautiful cards! Love the colors, stamps, and techniques. Thanks for sharing Heather!

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  28. Once I settle on a design, I love to be able to make more than one card. Thanks!

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  29. Fabulous!!!! I always adore your cards !! thanks for the video on how you made it!
    Paula Driver

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  30. The cards are beautiful! I bet even better in real life!

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  31. Simply Beautiful cards using Unity and Misti!. Love the colors - so bright and cheery.

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  32. Great cards!! Love the typewriter.

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  33. Beautiful colors! Love the cards and the mirror tool will be on my next order. Thanks Heather!

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  34. Love all your cards, the embossed one are beautiful a light color, I've done them but my colors are always to dark. lol

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  35. WOWZA!! New subscriber here! Amazing videos and stunning creations!

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  36. thanks for sharing. I learned something new. Love how you used the same stamp twice, in two different ways

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  37. Love your card sets! Beautiful and elegant.

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  38. I never thought of using the mirror tool that way. What a great way to use that. Thank you for the tip and the great cards.

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  39. those misti creative corners are such a help! great cards!

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  40. I really love the I often think of you green card! And the colors with all of the prior cards are great!!

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  41. Beautiful cards!! I love the color combos on the thank you cards. They're so bright and fun. The second card is so cute. Love the image you used. Plus, I love how you used the washi tape. I'm always trying to think of ways to use my washi.

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  42. Love your cards! (& videos)

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  43. Love these cards so much!!!!

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  44. I love the color combinations you used for your cards - gorgeous!

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  45. These are beautiful. I love all of the colors you used!

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  46. Oooh, these are ALL beautiful!

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  47. Love these sets of cards. How helpful a MISTI is in reproducing a number of cards at the same time.

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  48. Stunning colors and cards. Love the Misti and Love UNITY!!!!

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  49. Love the rainbow effect on the cards

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  50. Beautiful cards! Love the color choices!!

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  51. Gorgeous bunch of
    cards, love the
    color combos.
    Carla from Utah

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  52. These cards turned out so pretty.

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  53. I just love the colors!!! That typewriter stamp is cute!!!

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  54. Beautiful cards with minimal effort!

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  55. I love how you always make multiple
    colors of the same card! I need to do that
    more. I love the floral cards the most,
    but that technique for the plaid cards
    was awesome!!!

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  56. Gorgeous set of cards - love the ease of getting it all straight and repeating designs

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  57. I love the ombre effect you have created, great colour choices

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  58. Awesome job on all your cards they are adorable!
    natgodfrey4@gmail.com

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  59. Beautiful cards. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  60. Beautiful set of thank you cards--I like the color combos. Very clever backgrounds on the typewriter cards.

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  61. Oh my goodness! all these cards are beautiful! Loved the "Thank You" cards. The new mirror image tool wow! That is so cool! I'll need to get a misti first and it's on my list! I have a birthday in a week!

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  62. Cool idea for the background of the first card. Thanks for sharing!

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  63. Love the softness of the Thank You cards and the boldness of the other! Thanks for sharing!

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  64. What can I say? OH, Thank YOU....I just typed that out! Hehehehehe.... Really lovely!

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  65. The hop has only just begun and I am pinning already Heather, that's the sign of a great hop! I DEFINITELY need to get a Mirror Image stamp! TFS! Beautiful cards!

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  66. Hi first time to your blog and I find it wonderful! Your videos are short and sweet get the info out really enjoy that! Really enjoy your cards the plaid kissing one is one I haven't seen in a while in fact forgot about it. Thank you for your hard work.....going to subscribe to your blog Now! Thank you!!!

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  67. Beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing.

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  68. Great cards, Heather. I am a big fan of the emboss resist technique, too.

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  69. I love your use of colors. Very interesting mixes.

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  70. The background stamp kissing is fantastic

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  71. thanks you, i like the stamp kissing idea

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  72. Thanks for the fabulous ideas!!!

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  73. Love your card creations❤️ Love your videos too❤️

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  74. Every color combo is fabulous, Heather! I am loving the distress oxide inks, and you have inspired me!

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  75. Beautiful cards. I need to try out those Oxide inks.

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  76. Oh, those colors!! Beautiful!

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  77. Beautiful cards! Thank you for the chance to win this awesome giveaway.

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  78. Awesome background technique! Thanks.

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  79. Beautiful cards! Love the colors in the Thank You set!

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  80. I love these simple cards, the colors are fantastic!

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  81. Love these cards and love how easy the ho together with the Misti.

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  82. I Love these cards! Thank you for sharing your videos!
    RobinfromFL
    Robin Bissland

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  83. I Love the cards! Thank you for sharing your videos!
    RobinfromFL
    Robin Bissland

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  84. I love the backgrounds of the thank you cards!

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  85. Love the blue yellow green combo! Can't wait to get a mirror image tool!

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  86. Such pretty colours on the backgrounds of the thank you cards. Love the boldness of the typewriter cards too

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  87. Wow! Gorgeous cards and colors!!!

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  88. I love how you used the mirror stamp!!

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  89. Super pretty cards! I love the thank you cards!

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  90. Perfect timing! Was looking for a video for mirror stamping. Thanks!

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  91. Thanks for the videos. Beautiful cards!

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  92. Awesome. Just ordered the mirror image tool. Next will be a Misti.

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  93. Hoffman, you are amazing. Your cards inspire me so much. From CAS, to more elaborate techniques, you are just a master!

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  94. Wowza these are beautiful cards! I hope to make cards this long weekend, getting my inspiration here is a start.

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  95. I love your beautiful creations.

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  96. I love how you shaded the colors on the first
    cards. The typewriter cards are darling.
    Remember those days well.
    thanks for sharing.

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  97. Thanks for the how-to videos! I especially liked how you did the kissing/reverse stamping technique--I really want that reverse stamp now :)

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  98. Gorgeous creations, beautiful colours, and love how easy the Misti makes lining up your stamps, so cool
    hugs
    Suzi
    xxx

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  99. Love the shaded background and the videos.

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  100. I thought your cards were great. I especially loved the first one.

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  101. great ideas! The florals are lovely and I love the technique on the plaid.

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  102. I'm new to distressinks and can't wait to try them like that thankyou

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  103. love the flowered multi-color backgrounds!

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  104. How elegant! A very classy card. Thank you.

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  105. Beautiful cards. Enjoyed the VIDEOS I am a visual learner , so the videos are very HELPFUL to me when I am learning new techniques .

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  106. Well done! Thanks for sharing!

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  107. Beautiful cards. Hoping o get a MISTI soon!

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  108. Such beautiful cards. Thank you for sharing.

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  109. Your colors are so playful on the Thank You cards. Thanks for reminding me to use background stamps with the mirror stamp.

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  110. Your inked backgrounds are so pretty.

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  111. Beautiful effects. Thanks for sharing.

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  112. Wow, these are all so pretty. I do love the misti for duplicating the stamping. Your work is always lovely.

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  113. LOVE the colors of the Thank you card! I also make multiples.....although it took me many years of stamping to finally realize that was the smart thing to do!!

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  114. Love your creations. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  115. Beautiful cards! Loved the kissing technique. Thanks for sharing.

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  116. Great cards - I especially like the subtle bg of the first set.

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  117. Oh my ...i might be in trouble...

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  118. I love both cards. Great Ideas! Never thought to do clear and black embossing at the same time. Can't wait to try that and the double background is genius! But I'm a little reluctant to use the stamping tool and the red rubber stamp in my Misti. Isn't this sandwich too thick for the Misti? Over time, won't it damage the hinges?

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  119. So fabulous!! I am a huge fan! Love seeing what you create!

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  120. What awesome cards! I love the colors on the teal, coral yellow, Just Gorgeous.

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  121. I LOVE this beautiful blend of color! All of these cards are so pretty!

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  122. seriously beautiful cards- inspired me to have a go - with the double emboss :-) Debi x

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  123. Pretty cards! I LOVE the typewriter cards and the way you used the washi tape. Super cute!

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  124. Pretty cards! I LOVE the typewriter cards and the way you used the washi tape. Super cute!

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  125. Beautiful techniques and cards! oo lahlah loving them!

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  126. WOW!! Love the mirror stamp card. I've done small images, but a full background?- AWESOME! Loved your cards. Thank you for sharing!

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  127. Love wat thing all the good ideas that are being shared! Great cards, love them. ♡♡♡

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  128. Oh no! Lol. Unity stamps is new to. Me! I am afraid I will want more stamps!

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  129. The ombre colors are beautiful!

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  130. I'm going to try this technique
    thanks for the inspirition

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  131. Beautiful cards and I love the sherbet colors. Thanks for sharing!

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  132. I love the resist embossing on the thank you cards!

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  133. Love the cards! Thanks for sharing.

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