Friday, 9 April 2021

Altenew 7th Anniversary Blog Hop Day 2 + Giveaway (over $1,400 in Total Prizes)

Hi Crafty Friends

Congratulations to the team at Altenew on their 7th Anniversary, we are excited to be part of Day 2's Blog Hop - https://wp.me/p6Dps1-dsx  


We love using Altenew’s products including their stamps, inks, dies and embellishments and our cards today show off not only the versatility of the stamps but the brilliant colours that match them.

One of our favourite stamps from Altenew's recent releases is the Beautiful Blossoms stamp and die set.  This stamp set looks great in every colour range and we have made 3 cards to show off the flowers.
Each card starts with a base of Bazzill Premium Kraft card and then Lily White.  On Laser (200gsm) card, I blended Altenew's Aqualicious ink using an Altenew Ink Blending Tool.  I then stamped on the card eith Altenew's Dotted Diamond stamp set (using a Teal Cave ink pad), Delicate Tiles (using Aqualicious, Teal Cave and Galactic Stream ink pads) or covering the page with Blissful Blossoms (using Aqualicious and Teal Cave ink pads).

With the Blissful Blossoms stamp and die sets, I pre-cut the flowers from Laser Paper and stamped the Leaves using Forest Glades and Mountain Pine ink pads.

The Flowers were stamped with Altenew’s inks

  •  Sunray and Chamomile
  • Autumn Blaze and Firebrick
  • Fuchsia and Magenta
  • Citrus Burst and Warm Sunshine ink pads. 
  • The centres of the Flowers were stamped with Almond Butter and Milk Chocolate ink pads.

I added words to the cards from Altenew’s fantastic range, including words from Always There, Amazing You, Simply Friend Die and my favourite – Floral Alphabet for the word ‘HUGS’.




We hope you enjoyed these cards.
Michelle & Robyn
Michelle's Cards & Stamps


Giveaway Prizes

Over $1,400 in total prizes! Altenew is giving away a $70 gift certificate to 5 lucky winners and one Altenew Academy class to 15 lucky winners. There are also 19 awesome companies/crafty friends who are celebrating with us, and they are offering the following prizes:

Be sure to leave comments by 4/18/2021 for a chance to win one of 41 prizes! To make the hop more exciting, start your comment with "Hi from (city or country where you're from)!" 41 winners will be chosen at random from the comments left on any of the blogs listed below and will be announced on the Altenew Card Blog on 4/24/2021.



Michelle's Cards & Stamps are also offering a prize of a set of Blissful Blossoms Stamp & Die Sets, valued at AUD55.00 to one lucky person, so make sure you post a comment.





194 comments:

  1. Your Aqualicious background is such a great color! It really works with the embossing folders,

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  2. Great idea to use teal with the Kraft. Love the colors on the flowers as well. Hello from Illinois.

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  3. Hi from Nebraska, US! Thank you for sharing your talents! Oh, my! Your backgrounds!! 🥰 These cards are simply lovely!

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  4. Hi from Ontario, Canada. Love the cards. Thank you for the amazing inspiration! Happy 7th to Altenew! ❤️

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  5. Thanks for sharing these beautiful cards!
    Happy Birthday Altenew!

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  6. Hi from Illinois, this set makes such pretty arrangements!

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  7. Hello from Wisconsin! Bright and cheerful cards!

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  8. I didn’t think I needed that stamp set but your inspiration is enough to make me want it even more. Your backdrop on these vibrant colors with these beautiful flowers you’re so inspiring. Congratulations on being part of Altenew’s design team

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  9. Hello from Ontario Canada. Love all your cards showing how many different effects one can get with different colours of the lillies

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  10. Hi from Wilkes Barre, PA, USA. Beautiful cards. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  11. Hello from Virginia. Love how the flowers look on the teal background. Very pretty cards!

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  12. Hi from Houston. Very pretty cards with Beautiful flowers. Happy Altenew 7th Anniversary!

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  13. Hi from IGH, MN! I love the tone-on-tone background of your cards. TFS!

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  14. Hi, from Gainesville, FL, USA! Lovely cards!

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  15. Hi from the Florida Panhandle. Gorgeous cards!
    Thanks so much for sharing.

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  16. Hi from the Lilac Capital, Rochester, NY, USA!! What creative inspiration and your project(s) are wonderful!!

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  17. Hi from Orange County,CA. I really like your blue flowered backgrounds. They look gorgeous with the other colors. NICE job.

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  18. Hi from Canada! What a wonderful idea for some striking backgrounds! Thank you for sharing!

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  19. Hi, from Millstadt, IL.
    Love the three different
    color combinations of the
    flowers. The backgrounds
    are wonderful. thanks for
    sharing. txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  20. barbara lassiter10 April 2021 at 03:14

    Hi from Wilmington, DE! Your background color is just right for showing off the embossing and these beautiful flowers.

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  21. Hi from Salem, WI, USA!

    I love your projects for the hop! Thank you for the inspiration

    Cheryl (SheStamps)
    Visit my blog - She Stamps

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  22. Hello there from sunny Florida. Wow, those backgrounds are stunning!

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  23. Hi from Iowa. Very pretty cards. Love the backgrounds.

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  24. Hi I am from Alberta Canada...the backgrounds remind me of a batik print...cute...

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  25. Hello from Texas. Love the backgrounds for your beautiful cards.

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  26. Hello from Washington state, USA. So nice to "meet" you and your mom! How fun to work and craft together. I love your cards- the tone on tone backgrounds and beautiful flowers. Wonderful.

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  27. I love all of the cards and the backgrounds that showcase the stamp set.

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  28. Hello from US, Kentucky. Happy Birthday! The backgrounds are fab and love flowers too

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  29. Beautiful cards. Your layers of paper, stamping and colors make these cards striking.

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  30. love everything , flowers, colours and background such a beautiful creation love it This is shraddha from India

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  31. Hi from northwest Alabama! Nicely done! Pretty colors and designs on your cards!

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  32. Hi from So California. Beautiful cards!

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  33. Hi from Ohio! Wow these colors are fantastic together, lovely cards!

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  34. Hi from Memphis TN! I love that blue background, it really sets off the flowers. PRETTY!

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  35. Hi from IL! Pretty cards, I love those Altenew stamps.

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  36. Hello from Wisconsin. Lovely cards!

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  37. Hi from St. Paul, MN! Beautiful cards. Love the 3rd one where you used the stamps as the background as well as the focal piece!

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  38. Hi from Sacramento, CA. Lovely cards, the backgrounds really make it special.

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  39. Hi from the Texas Gulf coast, and awesome colors and backgrounds on your cards! I love that dotted diamonds one especially. Thank you for sharing.

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  40. Hi, I'm from Mauritius. Love those backgrounds! And three lovely cards.

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  41. Hi from Cedar Hill, TN!! Your cards are gorgeous! Love the backgrounds!

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  42. Hi from Seattle, Washington the Evergreen State. I am so impressive by your beautiful cards! I love the colors and techniques. Thank you very much for brightening my day I really enjoy seeing your cards.

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  43. Hi from Germany. Nice card, thanks for the inspiration.

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  44. Hi from Queensland Australia the Sunshine state. Totally love altnew stamps and dies and learning different techniques in your classes with them. Love your cards and colours used once again stunning

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  45. Hi from Germany, love your teal background and the amazing flowers ❤️

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  46. Hi from Wisconsin. These are so pretty.

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  47. Hi! From Chicago! These are gorgeous! I LOVE your backgrounds and bright flowers!

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  48. Hi from Pasadena, CA. Love those teal backgrounds!

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  49. Hi from Kansas City, KS. Beautiful cards with those flowers. I love the backgrounds!

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  50. Hello from Delaware. Amazing cards. Thanks for

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  51. Hi from Arizona! Beautiful cards! Thank you!

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  52. I love the tone on tone look. Thank you so much for sharing with us!

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  53. Hi from NW Ohio. Very pretty cards. Happy Birthday, Altenew!

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  54. Hi from Michigan. Such an amazing hop filled with inspiratioN!

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  55. Hello from Arkansas USA. Wishing you a happy 7th year.

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  56. Hello from ME! Thank you for sharing your beautiful work! I look forward to trying these techniques :)

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  57. Hi from Washington State! All of the cards are so pretty!!!!

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  58. Hi from Utah. Thanks so much for sharing your cards and creative process.

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  59. Hello from BC Canada :) I really love the blue on blue backgrounds! I have never tried that but they are beautiful and definitely adding it to my list of things to try! Thank you for the inspiration :)

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  60. Hello from Virginia. Your cards are simply beautiful! I love the color combos you used, and the background using the Delicate Tiles. I recently purchased that set, and it gives me a lovely idea for using it!

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  61. Such great colors!
    Hi from Sacramento, California 🌸

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  62. Hi from Montreal, Canada. All so beautifully done!

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  63. Hello from Idaho! Your cards are absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for sharing these beautiful designs!

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  64. Hi from Michigan! Love the bright colors!

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  65. Howdy from Austin, Texas. Love your cards. Great designs and pretty colors.

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  66. Hi from Michigan. Love the cards! The teal backgrounds are so lovely.

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  67. Marisela Delgado said: Hola from San Antonio, Texas! Beautiful cards! mariandmonsterd@yahoo.com

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  68. Hi from Colorado! This is a beautiful set of cards. I especially like how you created the backgrounds.

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  69. Hi from California!
    Love the stamp set you chose! Beautiful cards! Awesome background ideas for these pretty flowers!

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  70. Beautiful cards and love the teal backgrounds.

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  71. hi from Ohio! very pretty!

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  72. Hi from Illinois. Such a beautiful set of cards!

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  73. Hi from Minnesota. Fabulous cards! Such beautiful designs and wonderful backgrounds.

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  74. Hi from Pelham,Ontario
    All of the cards are great designs.The flowered background is my favorite.

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  75. Hi from Reno, NV! Such a fun, fresh and colorful bunch of cards! Reminds me so much of the southwest/desert

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  76. Hi from beautiful Northern Colorado! I love your cards, the 3 different stamped backgrounds are fantastic!

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  77. Hello from Matthews, North Carolina! Your cards are very inspiring, thank you for sharing your creativity!!

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  78. Hello from Michigan. . . i love a good background and you nailed it. Very pretty.

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  79. Hi from Iowa! Great backgrounds!

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  80. and from Colorado... I too love the background, hadn't thought of that technique. Thank you for sharing, and happy anniversary to Altenew

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  81. Hi from Georgia USA. Beautiful cards!! Love the backgrounds!!

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  82. Hi from Arkansas! Beautiful project! Love the Altenew products! Happy 7th Birthday Altenew!

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  83. Hi from OH, great backgrounds.

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  84. Hello from Indiana. You do some beautiful work and paired with Altenew's gorgeous stamps, you create perfectly. Happy 7th Birthday Altenew.

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  85. Hi From Wisconsin Awesome set of cards - thanks for sharing

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  86. Hello from Oregon! Lovely cards! I'm really digging the tiles stamps, I may have to get that set! Thank you!

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  87. Hi from Bradley, Illinois! Loved your inked backgrounds!

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  88. Hi from Pennsylvania, thank you for shakng beautiful creation. Happy Anniversary Altenew!

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  89. Hi from Northern Kentucky!! Beautiful card! I love all the layering stamps from Altenew! Your backgrounds are just as awesome as the flowers!

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  90. Hi from Southern Indiana. I love the Altenew stamps and alcohol inks.

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  91. Hello from Charlotte, North Carolina. Your cards are wonderful. Love the backgrounds you created for them.

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  92. Hi from Illinois!!! Beautiful cards!!!

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  93. Hi from Dallas Texas! Beautiful cards! Thanks for all the inspiration!

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  94. Hello Australia, from Northern Cal. How fun to make cards as a mother-daughter team. I am jealous!

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  95. Hi from Indianapolis, Indiana! Thanks for sharing your pretty card creations and congrats to Altenew on seven amazing years.

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  96. It's so sweet that you and daughter make cards and have your own business! Congrats to you and your daughter! Your cards are really pretty!

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  97. Hi from the sunny beaches of Goa! Beautiful cards! Love the tone on tone backgrounds.

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  98. Hello, from Sacramento, California. Colors are off the chart. So vibrant Love it. Best wishes to Altenew for continued success. We love your projects and products.

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  99. Hi from Ohio, USA. Your backgrounds are beautiful as they are, you almost don't need to add flowers! (but I'm glad you did!)

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  100. Hi from Canada. Happy 7th! Lovely cards.

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  101. Hey from Florida. Thanks for the hop. Happy 7th. [Bunny]

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  102. Hi from Delaware. I love the colorful flowers on the patterned background. Very nice idea. Thanks for sharing.

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  103. Hello from southern Indiana, USA. TFS your lovely cards and beautiful technique ideas.

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  104. Hi from the Chicago suburbs! Beautiful cards! I love the backgrounds. Thanks for sharing.

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  105. Hello from Montana. I love the variety you've shown with the 3 cards! They are gorgeous and inspiring. Thank you for sharing. Happy birthday Altenew!

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  106. Hi from Oregon. Love the bright blue background, makes the flowers pop.

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  107. Nice flower and background combinations. Thanks for the shared ideas.

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  108. Hello from Huntsville, Alabama! Such gorgeous cards and colors!!!

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  109. Hi from Arlington, VA! Beautiful cards! Loving the tone on tone backgrounds!

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  110. Hi from Wisconsin! Loved the use of teal on each of the cards.

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  111. Hi, I'm from from Cape Cod, 'living on the elbow' Happy Anniversary, Altenew! Beautiful collections!

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  112. Hi from Dublin, Ireland! How lovely! The one with the yellow flowers is my favourite!

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  113. Hi from South Carolina. Love the Hugs sentiment.

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  114. Great cards with interesting backgrounds. Thanks for sharing.

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  115. Hi From Amite, LA. Happy Anniversary AltEnew. Thanks for 7 years of amazing inspiration and products.

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  116. Hi, from Sandy in Frankfort, KY. Such lovely cards! Thanks for participating and inspiring us all!

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  117. Hello from the central west coast of Florida. Love the backgrounds on your cards. thank you

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  118. Hi from San Diego! Love your designs❤️

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  119. Hello from Merritt Island, I love your work. Gorgeous cards!

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  120. Hi from California! Awesome job on all your cards.

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  121. Hi from Elk Grove, CA!! Thank you for making beautiful products for us to enjoy!!! Congratulations Altenew on your anniversary!

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  122. Hi from Lititz PA! Such pretty cards, with the different bold colors and floral arrangements against the blues. Thanks for helping to celebrate Altenew's 7th Anniversary!

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  123. Hello from Minnesota! You have great use of colors! Love the brights! Thank you for sharing!

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  124. Hi from Waukesha, Wisconsin! I love all of the sweet projects I am seeing. Altenew is also one of my favorite companies for sweet images! Thanks for the opportunity to win some awesome prizes

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  125. Hello from FL, wonderful work you did on this card & beautiful color choices!

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  126. Hello from NC! Love the background and the combination of the die cuts and stamps.

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  127. Hello from Lafayette, Indiana! Love this.

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  128. Hi from North Carolina. These cards are so bright and cheerful! Love them.

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  129. Amazing! Gorgeous flowers!

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  130. Hi from TX! I love how you did the backgrounds! So pretty!

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  131. Hi from Michigan! Love these cards! The background compliments the beautiful flower colors!

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  132. Hi from Illinois, USA! Beautiful creations!

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  133. Hi from Kalamazoo, Michigan . LOVE Altenew products, can't believe it's been 7 years. Wow!

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  134. These are so pretty and give me so many ideas!

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  135. Hello from Central Florida, USA! Lovely designs and thanks for the inspiration. P.S. Happy Anniversary Altenew!

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  136. Hi from Sacramento, California, USA - those are some lovely cards! Just love the bright and cheerful colors and the layers of stamping. Thank you for sharing such lovely projects.

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  137. Hi from Milwaukee, WI. Loved your flower design cards, Michelle. Thank you.

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  138. I loved everything about this card. Thanks from Montana

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  139. Hi from Washington! Beautiful colors on the flowers.

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  140. Hi from Snohomish Washington! I love your “teal” backgrounds. They are beautiful!

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  141. Hello from Mukilteo,Wa. Love those backgrounds with the intense floral colors. So striking.

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  142. Greetings from SE Michigan! Thank you for sharing your creativity with me.

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  143. Hi from India !! All the cards are so pretty !!

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  144. Hi from Slovenia! Beautiful cards!

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  145. Hi from California. Happy Anniversary, Altenew!

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  146. Hello from Cleveland, Ohio!!. Beautiful inspiration!!. Love this stamp set Blissful Blossoms!. Love all the elements to this set!!. Happy Anniversary Altenew!!.

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  147. Great cards!! I LOVE the turquoise backgrounds!!!

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  148. Hello from Monticello, FL! Thank you for the inspiration! Your cards are beautiful ❤️!

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  149. Hi from Switzerland ! I love how you made 3 different cards on a same theme ! Beautiful !

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  150. Hi from NC. Wonderful inspiration and techniques.

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  151. Hi from central Florida! Beautiful cards!

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  152. Hi from Arizona! Thank you for sharing your pretty cards.

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  153. Hi from Brisbane, Australia. I love that Aqualicious ink overlayed with the Delicate Tiles stamp. It's so pretty. I must get these for myself. Thanks for sharing Michelle :)

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  154. Hi from sunny Florida!!! These cards are just gorgeous!

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  155. Hi from Brissie!! Your cards are gorgeous! It's always amazing how different all the cards look when you change up the backgrounds!! Thanks for the great inspiration! Take care! :)

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  156. Hi from Canada. Your cards are so beautiful.

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  157. Hi from Wisconsin! Gorgeous cards! :)

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  158. These are beautiful! The backgrounds look wonderful and the flowers are very pretty. These are great cookie combos.

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  159. I love the gorgeous colors on your cards! Beautiful designs!

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  160. Hi from the Hill Country in Texas! I love the way you made the tone on tone look for the backgrounds!

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  161. Hi from Denver, Co. Thank you for sharing your beautiful cards!

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  162. Hello from Cardiff-by-the-Sea, California. Beautiful trio of cards.

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  163. Hi from Boston! I love these cards - they show off the Altenew products so well!

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  164. Hi from Indonesia! Beautiful cards

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  165. Hi from Bangladesh, love the background and the flowers, beautiful works 💜

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  166. Hello from Idaho! I love the background designs you chose to showcase these delicate florals. Great inspiration. Thanks!

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  167. Hello from New Hampshire! Happy Anniversary to Altenew! Lovely set of cards Michelle. Love the floral images. The backgrounds look cool! Thank you for the inspirations!

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  168. Hi from Beaver, UT! Congratulations to Altenew on their 7th anniversary! Your cards are so pretty! I love that aqua ink, as well as the hello & hugs dies. Thanks for sharing!

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  169. Hi from Florida. I love the coloring on your flowers. Your shading made them look so real.Your backgrounds are awesome. Thank you for sharing.

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  170. Hi from San Francisco, California. I love that floral alphabet stamp and die bundle. Thanks for sharing your art. Your cards are just wonderful!

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  171. Hello from Michigan, USA! Beautiful cards!

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  172. Hello from Germany! Such pretty teal backgrounds.

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  173. Hi from Ohio! I like how your cards are all similar, yet each is unique. Lovely floral inspirations! Happy 7th Anniversary, Altenew!

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  174. Hi from Michigan!! HAPPY 7TH BIRTHDAY ALTENEW. How pretty! This would be such a gorgeous boxed gift card set! Love the color combo.

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  175. Hi from Slovenia. Amazing cards. Love them all!

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  176. Hi from the UK :)
    Wow! what a beautiful set of cards! I love the tone on tone stamping in the background.
    Huge hugs

    Amy xx

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  177. Hi from Vienna, Austria. Lovely cards, so bold a d bright.

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  178. Hello from Missouri, USA. Very eye catching!

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  179. Hi from Toronto Canada! Pretty cards! I like how you did the backgrounds!

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  180. Hi from CT! The floral hugs stamp card is amazing!

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  181. Hi from Australia. Thank you for your wonderful inspirations

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  182. Hi from Australia. Thank you for your wonderful inspirations

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  183. Hi from Australia. Thank you for your wonderful inspirations

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  184. Hi from Taipei, Taiwan. Congratulations and Happy 7th Anniversary to Altenew! Altenew products are so well designed. And I like all the inspirations you’ve given using Altenew products.

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  185. Hi from Slovenia!
    I love your design!

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