Saturday, 7 October 2017

Winterhaven Stamp of Approval Blog Hop - Day 1




Welcome to Day 1 of the Winterhaven Stamp of Approval Blog Hop! You should have come from Catherine's blog (full blog list below)
If you’re new to Stamp of Approval – click here to check out everything you need to know about this amazing collection of Stamps, Dies and other goodies.
And make sure you are on the wait list so you get access to the collection at 6:00 pm Tuesday, October 10th before the public. These collections almost always sell out, so if you're liking what you're seeing on the blog hop, you'll want to ensure that you have an opportunity to get your hands on this collection!
Christmas cards are my favourite to make - I love making them all year long - they're bright and cheerful and happy! And this collection is absolutely full of wonderful products - like the Ornamental Background stamp that I masked and stamped for this card. I love the retro feel of these ornaments and the whimsy of these bright colours.

Stamps: Ornamental Background, 'Tis the Season
Dies: Scalloped Rectangle (Counting Blessings Stamp of Approval collection)
Inks: Rockin' Red, Tiki Torch, Aquatini, Lime Rickey




For a completely different, more elegant feeling, I also made this:
Stamps: 'Tis the Season
Dies: Wreath of Joy
Inks: Midnight, Rockin' Red, Tutti Frutti

I started by smooshing Rockin' Red and Tutti Frutti onto some watercolour cardstock. Once it was dry, I cut out the 'Joy' die from Wreath of Joy and inlaid it into my popped up sentiment strip.  I randomly stamped a branch from 'Tis the Season - I thought about colouring it but I thought it looked so pretty just in black and white. I did emboss it with some sparkly embossing powder for sparkle. I love how the red pops! 

Finally, I used some of the sentiments in the Here we Come A-Caroling set to create a Christmas Carol!
Stamps: Here We Come A-Caroling
Dies: WinterHaven
Inks: Fiesta Blue, Something Borrowed, Black Jack

I embossed the star and 3 sentiments in white before blending a night sky with Fiesta Blue, Something Borrowed and Black Jack. I used the Winterhaven dies to create my snowline, trees and church with warm, welcoming lights.






Ardyth << You are here

267 comments:

  1. Gorgeous my friend!!!! Love all three. :)

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  2. Very nice! The JOY card is very elegant!

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  3. Oh, wow!! All 3 cards are absolutely beautiful!

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  4. Love all three of your cards...so pretty! Thanks for the video showing how you did the masking on the background stamp. Very cool!

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  5. All three of these are just lovely, but I am absolutely in LOVE with your bright and bold 1st card! Thanks for including the how to video...can't wait to try this one!! :0)

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  6. Love the idea of masking the rubber stamp background! Cute cards.

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  7. Your first card is so cleverly done! Thanks for the video to show how you did that.

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  8. Lovely cards for the season!

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  9. Your cards are gorgeous! This box of goodness is fabulous.

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  10. I love, love, love these cards. The process on the first one was simple but you'd never know by looking at the card. I loved it. Thanks for sharing.

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  11. Love all of these! So creative with that background stamp and masking!

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  12. Wow Ardyth! So bright and cheerful!! Beautiful cards!

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  13. Great cards. I particularly like the Silent Night one.

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  14. Love all of these cards. I was wondering how you did the ornaments from the background stamp. I don't think I would have thought to mask it like that. Awesome!

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  15. Thanks so much for sharing. Love the video showing how to use the big stamp to get just one row.

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  16. Wow! Wonderful cards! I love the colorful ornaments and the Christmas carol sentiments :)

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  17. I am in awe of the ornament card and I love how you stamped the background like you did!! so cool!!

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  18. Fabulous cards, Ardyth! Love that masked ornament card, so fun! Thanks for the tutorial too!

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  19. Fantastic cards. The Joy card caught my eye first, then I watched the video for the ornament card and then I scrolled down and saw the Silent Night card. As I said fantastic cards.

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  20. I love the black and white card with the red joy, it just pops. All the cards are awesome.

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  21. Love the cards! Can't wait for the release!

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  22. Each are so different! Love the versatility of this collection! Beautiful!

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  23. I like all of your cards, with my favorite being the one with the Christmas carol on it, Silent Night. Beautiful use of colors!

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  24. Your cards are beautiful. I love how you did the joy card

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  25. I love how you use the background stamp as a main stamp. I would not of thought of that on my own. All very cool cards

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  26. Oh...WOW. These cards are works of art. Thank you so much for the inspirations.

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  27. Looks like a fabulous SOA collection! Great cards!

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  28. These are just amazng! Love your videos!

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  29. Love them all, but the elegance and simplicity of the Joy card is gorgeous! I wondered how you masked the background stamp...thanks so much for sharing your technique!

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  30. Wow, love all three of your cards. Amazing, thanks so much for sharing your technique.

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  31. Love all of your cards. Such an amazing collection!! I have to work Tuesday so I am hoping to win a box!!

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  32. Beautiful cards. Very creative use of the ornaments on background stamp!

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  33. Beautiful! I love the inspiration from these hops... I definitely want to try masking that background stamp! Colors are so vibrant and yummy!!!

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  34. OMGEEEEE! I love your Winterhaven cards!!!

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  35. Great cards! I LOVE your first ornament card! Very clever!

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  36. These cards are beautiful - so bright and cheery. Love em!

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  37. Love Love Love your joy card!! Thank you for sharing!

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  38. Wow!These cards are amazing! I absolutely love the ornament card and I am excited to try the technique from the video!

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  39. These are gorgeous cards, Ardyth!

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  40. These cards are amazing - love them. Thanks for sharing.

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  41. Love them all, but especially the black and white!

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  42. Oh my gosh...what a pretty slick way of masking the background stamp. You can tell you are an artist, as you teach us so much. I love the tips and tricks you share. Your card is pretty nifty and just plain PRETTY.

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  43. All of these cards are great! Love the video!

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  44. I kept saying oh THIS one is my favorite as I viewed each card. After seeing all three I have decided they are ALL my favorite!

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  45. Such a smart idea to use post its on the Tis the Season card. I will have to try this technique out. Thank you for the idea!

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  46. Very Beautiful and creative cards. Thank you for sharing

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  47. Love these cards! Especially love the bright ornament one - what an ingenious way to create the card!!

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  48. Great selection of cards! Thank you for the video showing how you made a mask and then stamped each ornament in a different color! Neat way to color the scalloped edge for your background! Great ideas!

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  49. That elegant Joy card is SO my style! Great pieces!

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  50. Awesome cards All so different and wonderul

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  51. Very clever masking! Really enjoy the 2nd card with the simple elegance.

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  52. Such lovely creations. Loving this SOA box.

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  53. Your samples have made my decision so easy! I have to have it!!!!

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  54. Love all three cards! But the black and white with the pop of red Joy is spectacular!

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  55. The JOY card in its simplicity is such a elegant design with just three colors. BEAUTIFUL! Thank you so much for showing how you masked the ornament background to create foreground stamped images! Sometimes we don't look beyond the obvious use of a background stamp.

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  56. Love the fabulous colours you have used - a multi-coloured Christmas.

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  57. Your cards are lovely! I especially like the first one using the new background stamp by isolating individual images. Stark and lovely!

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  58. Beautiful cards. My favorite is the Silent Night. Love the colors and the details.
    Jill D.

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  59. Wow~! Such amazing cards. Love the first one with those colors.

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  60. Amazing cards! All are so beautiful but I especially love the Silent Night card

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  61. Great cards, thanks for sharing the video!

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  62. The cards are really nice. I especially love the old world charm of the last card!

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  63. OMG! Love how you used that background stamp! So creative. Love the simplicity of the Joy card. So pretty.

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  64. Great cards. I love the boldness of the bright colors and the elegance of the black and red. So versatile!

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  65. Beautiful cards. Love them all, but the last one is my favorite.

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  66. Great ideas and wonderful variety. Beautiful work

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  67. As I scrolled down and saw each card I was in awe. These are all so lovely and I was wondering how you did that with the background stamp so thanks for the video.

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  68. Wow, that's all I kept saying as I scrolled down, I love them all.

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  69. Great days ahead with this collection. I can hardly bear the excitement of it all!!

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  70. Great cards! I'm so glad you did a video on the first card or I would have been puzzling for days on how you did it, lol. The second card is so elegant, it may be my fave!

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  71. I can't thank you enough, Ardyth, for including the video for making your first card - you made it look so easy which gives me the confidence to try it myself. :) Your second card is indeed elegant - especially like the 'Joy' in red. Your third card gave off such a peaceful, nostalgic feeling - love it! Thanks for taking time to be on the design team and share your creations!

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  72. Wowsers Ardyth, three fabulous creations! Love the masking technique on the large back ground stamp - brilliant!

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  73. Beautiful projects! Thanks for the great inspiration!

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  74. I love your Joy card. I can see casing it with many other sentiments.
    Thank you!

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  75. Beautiful cards, love the font on the sentiments

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  76. Love all three cards- but I must admit to my jaw dropping on how you used the background stamp to creat the first. Thanks so much for the video on how you did it!! :)

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  77. Three fabulous card designs! Love the delightful simplicity of the last card and all the inky goodness!

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  78. Ok, when i first looked at your card using the background stamp I could NOT figure out how you did it. After watching the video I felt like a real dunce lol. Just love the bright colors and simplicity.

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  79. Absolutely LOVE all three of your cards, Ardyth! Stunning!!!

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  80. Beautiful cards as always. I love how you showed us how you created the separate images from that one background stamp. That is pretty awesome! The silent night card is really beautiful!

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  81. All three cards are gorgeous

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  82. Just gorgeous! I'm going to be very busy with this collection!

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  83. Lovely cards! Can not just pick one, they are all wonderful in defferent ways!

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  84. Loved all your cards! That background stamp will be awesome to have, thanks for the video - I would never have thought of creating the ornaments that way!

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  85. Every time I see those inks used, I come closer and closer to needing them all ... you may have pushed me over the edge. Brilliant designs ... gorgeous.

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  86. Amazing. The silent night card is beautiful

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  87. I love those cards. I think your Silent Night card has just given me some inspiration on my Christmas Card this year. Thank You

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  88. Gorgeous cards. Of corse I love the elegance of the black and white, but the colors used on the first are wonderful (new to and loving CP inks). Thank you for sharing.

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  89. What fantastic cards! I especially like the first one because of the bright, non-tradtional colors. I'm excited about the joy die. I've been looking and searching for one that I love the font and this one looks perfect! Thanks for sharing your creativity!

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  90. Oh my goodness, you have been busy making amazingness! These are all so gorgeous and unique. Thanks for sharing!

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  91. They are so wonderful! I love the bright colors and the Joy card, beautiful!!!

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  92. The Joy card is amazing! I love how simple and elegant it is!

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  93. I love your first card - so bright and vibrant! What a great tip for making out the stamp! I love it!!

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  94. Great cards. I especially like the clever way you used the background stamp on the first card.

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  95. Such fun, whimsical, HAPPY cards....I love them all!!

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  96. OMG! What awesome cards you made. Great job they are so adorable.
    natgodfrey4@gmail.com

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  97. LOVE all your cards!!! The first one is so vibrant and I love the use of that fabulous background stamp. The joy card is elegant and would make a great stamp a stack card. Thanks for sharing these with us.

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  98. Thanks for showing how to use the ornamental background in different ways than just a background. Love the masking trick and use of the misty keep in line. And the colors, just a great card!

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  99. Beautiful cards!!! I love all three! Thank you for sharing!

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  100. I love love love what you did with the retro ornaments!!! And the black and white with a pop of colour?! Great idea!

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  101. Love that they are so many different card ideas. Just what I was looking for!

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  102. love all three especially the Joy card

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  103. All of your cards are exquisite! So creative......thank you for sharing your amazing talent.

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  104. So great! I just love that ornament stamp and card!

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  105. I love all these cards.
    Debbie Burnham

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  106. All your cards are fabulous! I love your color choices.

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  107. I especially love the card you made with the background stamp masking!

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  108. Love all the cards. Genius on how you used the background stamp and masking technique.

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  109. Love the idea of the ornamental background ornaments cards. Oh so pretty ❤️

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  110. Love how you made the first card and so quick.

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  111. Tis the Season is my absolute favorite. I can't believe how you created the scallop color background! Genius!!

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  112. I adore these cards...love the wonderful colours and great stamps.

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  113. Wow, fabulous cards! Can't wait for Monday night.

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  114. Beautiful job. Would love to win the box.

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  115. Really lovely cards, so bright and merry

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  116. WOW, I love all three of your cards. Thanks for the cool tip on the masking of the background stamp, that's genius!

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  117. WOW! love how you did the card in the video. All of them are beautiful.

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  118. Love what you did there with the ornaments. So colorful. But the not as colorful, but equally beautiful, black and white with the half in- half out red inlay is also outstanding. I love your beautiful background on the snowy, Christmas eve card. You always do a wonderful job.

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  119. The use of Stickles adds a professional finishing touch especially to holiday cards!

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  120. Wow, three cards all with different looks! Shows just how great this collection is going to be. Thanks for those gorgeous ideas!

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  121. Beautiful work! Happy World CardMaking Day!

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  122. Oh that background stamp❤️❤️❤️ I LOVE what you did with it! All of your cards are stunning!

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  123. Beautiful cards and I can't wait for this release!

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  124. I love how you made the different colors out of the background stamp!

    Beautiful.

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  125. Wow!! Lovin' the elegance of the black and white 'Joy' card. The versatility of Catherine's sets is amazing!!

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  126. I love how you separately stamped in different colors, the background stamp!

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  127. Ardyth, I love your cards. I thought at first my favorite was the multi colored card, but then I saw the Joy card, simple but very stunning. And, I always love Christmas village type cards. Great cards.

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    1. Especially love the Joy card. I'm always blown away by the design team's creativity!

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  128. Your cards are beautiful. Love this new collection.

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  129. Your cards are gorgeous and your design are fabulous.

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  130. I love your cards, very creative!!

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  131. Super cards - elegant and easy!

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  132. What a clever card on your video. I really like all three of your creations.

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  133. Oh my Ardyth!! Those cards are gorgeous!! All 3 of them!! Thank you for the technique video on your 1st card. The colors are so wonderful....and it's quite a CAS card! I love the simplicity of your black and white card as well. Thanks for sharing!! :)

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  134. All awesome cards! Thanks for the video showing the how-to for the first card. Never would have thought of doing that!

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  135. Oh oh oh. How pretty these cards are. Tfs
    God bless

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  136. BRILLIANT masking of that big ornament background stamp. I love your square cards--different refreshing shape. The black-and-white-and-red one is indeed elegant. And I absolutely LOVE the musical carol card. Serene and peaceful wit that lovely winter sky.

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  137. All 3 cards are beautiful, but the last is my favorite. It reminds me of the clear cold nights I remember from winters growing up. Thanks for sharing this!

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  138. Wow! Those are some very hopping cards, so creative and unique. Thanks

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  139. Love all your cards and looks like a
    great kit!!!!

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  140. All three Christmas cards are so pretty! I love the fun and festive ornaments, the pop of red Joy on the graphic black and white Card, and the beautiful wintry village night scene.

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  141. I love the ornament idea! Great color choices!

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  142. I'm all about the night skies. I love them.

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  143. Love the ornament card! So cute!

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  144. I love all three of your cards but the last one was my favorite. I love that song.

    Cheryl

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  145. Fabulous cards!! Love the Silent night words!

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  146. I really like all 3 of your cards. I really like the colors on the first card.

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  147. It was so fun to watch your fast forward video on making that card from the big stamp. I would never have thought of that, which is why I need people like you to wake me up to possibilities! Thanks for all three cards' inspiration and the chance to win the stamp set. dezertsuz at gmail

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  148. Wow! What a great idea to sponge dots onto the scalloped background piece. What a fun card! And the black and white with a pop of red is one of my favorite color combos too. Beautiful card. And I love your Christmas carol and night sky. So welcoming! Thanks for all the inspiration!

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  149. Fabulous cards, Ardyth, I love your blue one and also the ornamental background die, what a stunning way to use that!!

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  150. Such a clever use of the ornament background stamp and colors!! The black and white with joy sentiment is so elegant. Nice to see different color ideas for holiday stamping!

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  151. I love them all but I think my favorite is the first one--love the bright colors and sim
    plicy of this one.

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  152. I am loving all the WInterhaven stamps!!

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  153. Wow! Love all three of your designs, Ardyth. They're all so unique, but equally beautiful! :)

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  154. Beautiful Inspiration need to come back to watch your video.

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  155. Love love love the we come caroling stamp set! I love these cards absolutely beautiful!

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  156. Love the variety of styles using the stamps in the SOA box!From the fun and bright ornaments, the sophisticated JOY with the pop of color and the serene Carol card. Just lovely!

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  157. Wonderful cards. My favorite is the last one.

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  158. Amazing!! Love the pop of colors to the simplicity of the black and white cards. Yet all of them are stunning.

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  159. Love how you made the first card. All of these cards are stunning.

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  160. Fantastic ideas on how to use the products .

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  161. These cards are beautiful. Love the way you did the first one. Great techniques.

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  162. Fantastic cards.
    Love the framing on the first, using
    the colors of the ornaments. the
    winter scene is gorgeous with the
    shading in the sky. The middle card
    is plain and simple.
    thanks for sharing.

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  164. Your cards are fantastic and very creative!!!

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  165. I like the non traditional colors you used and the masking technique!

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  166. Really like the different styles and colors xhoices!

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  167. Love your use of color contrast, Aryth!

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  168. LOVE LOVE LOVE..thor colors on the first card..they are all beauts..but that first one is so colorful..SO IN LOVE!

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  169. Wonderful cards! I like the use of orange on the ornament card - a little bit retro and out of the ordinary, and your night sky is really pretty. Thanks for showing us such different styles - love them all!

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  171. Fun beautiful cards! Love your designs and details. Thanks for sharing on this great blog hop!!

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  172. Wonderful cards. The First is my Favorite.

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  173. So inventive! How do you come up with these ingenious ways to use supplies? Loving how happy and colourful these cards are.

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  174. Very pretty and lovely cards!!

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  175. Lovely cards! I really like the Silent Night one with the church and trees.

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  176. Absolutely love the cards. Can't wait to get my hands on this collection!

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  177. I absolutely love your ornamental background stamped card! Very creative and unique!

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  178. How inventive. I love the ornament card!!!
    And the black and white IS very elegant. Good job!

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  179. Gorgeous cards. This winter set looks amazing. Thanks for sharing.

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