Wednesday, August 12, 2015

August 2015 Release Week: Day 3

Hello Crafters!

It's Kelly here to share a little scene building. All of these adorable critters are simply perfect for this style of card!

For my first card I've used stamps from Autumn Leaves and Going Places. The inks are a combination of Hayride, Gala Red, Last Leaf and Pumpkin Spice Dye Inks, all from the new release. I also used Lake House Dye Ink and the sentiment is from Sweets & Treats

Personally, I love a one layer card. I think there is something truly magical that happens when you mask and stamp and then see how it all comes together to create this scene you envisioned in your mind. I definitely had fall on my mind when putting this one together. How could I not with all those gorgeous inks sitting in front of me?!

I started by lightly sketching out where I wanted my tree to be. This would give me a starting point for my stamping. I used both first and second generation stamping to make my tree and leaf pile really full. I stamped in the new Autumn Splendor inks sometimes inking up with my lightest color and then adding my darkest to blend, or using the rock and roll technique. Every leaf was stamped twice, first in full color and then again second generation. This helps give the tree some depth, as the second generation stamps look further away. To make the first generation stamps really pop I outlined them with a copic multiliner. Plus, you know, I love a black outline :) I drew in some branches and the tree trunk with the same multiliner and then colored them in with my copics.

I stamped my little kitty so he would be batting at one of the falling leaves. Gah, it's so cute! Since Dawn drew them to be hanging out of the hot air balloon I didn't even have to mask! I colored him in and drew in the grass with my copics. For the sky I used Lake House Dye Ink and a blender tool. It was the perfect color for my clear fall day. I used a stippling brush and some white acrylic paint to add in some soft clouds.

For my next card I used Wishing You stamps and companion die, the Going Places companion die, the Starry Background die, along with Falling for Blue Dye ink - all releasing this Friday. In addition, I used White Pigment Ink, Bloomsberry Dye Ink. Nautical Navy Dye Ink, Shimmer Spray, and the clouds from the Sunshine Layers Die.

While I love a one layer card, I realize some of you are fans of much more texture and dimension. These stamps and dies got that covered too, no worries ;) I started off by applying the inks with a blending tool. I usually start with my light ink, then medium, and finally dark. Then I work backwards from medium to the light for a good blend. Once that was done I splashed on some dots of Shimmer Spray. Any excuse to use this stuff I tell ya ;) Once the droplets were dry I squeezed a good amount of Stardust Stickles onto my panel and spread them around with a paint brush. Then waited for those to dry. There's a lot of dry time going on here :)

After the glitter was dry I added a bit more ink on top. I stamped the tiny shooting star in White Pigment Ink. then finished it off with those stippled clouds and some spattered white acrylic paint. What next? You guessed it, let it dry. It's the last time. I promise! I used the Starry Night background horizontally (psst it fits across the entire card width) and cut it twice to cover the whole panel. I die cut the moon out too and added a bit of Hayride Dye Ink behind it.

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I mounted the colored panel to a white card base. I die cut several of the flat bottom clouds from the Sunshine Layers Die and several from the Going Places Companion Die set. I began laying them down at the bottom of my card to create a place for my sweet Mommy and baby bunny to stand. I stamped the bunnies on white card stock, colored them with Copic markers and fussy cut them out. The top layers of clouds and the top of the bunnies were adhered with dimensional adhesive.

I love the way both cards turned out. And since I was having such a good time I decided to make a third card.

If you're interested in seeing another one layer scene you can head over to my blog, You and Your Big Dreams to check it out.

Here's a quick recap of the supplies I used from the August 2015 Release, available starting this Friday, August 14, 2015.

Starry Background
Steel Rule Die
$15 USD

Wishing You
4x6" Clear Stamp Set
$14 USD

Wishing You Companion Die
Steel Rule Die
$15 USD

Wishing You Sentiments
3x4" Clear Stamp Set
$6 USD

Going Places
4x6" Clear Stamp Set
$14 USD

Going Places Companion Die
Steel Rule Die
$18 USD

Autumn Leaves
4x6" Clear Stamp Set
$14 USD

Autumn Splendor Collection
PURE COLOR Dye Inks

Design Team Inspiration

The rest of the Design Team has more inspiration to share as well:

Giveaway Alert

We've got another store credit up for grabs! Would you like to win a $25 store credit to wplus9.com? Just leave a comment below by 10:00 a.m. EST on 08/13/15 to be entered and I will select one random winner from all comments. Winner will be posted on our Release Winners page by noon on 08/13/15.

We hope you'll join us again tomorrow for more from this release!

147 comments:

  1. Love the scenes! My favorite kind of cards ;)

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  2. Gorgeous cards!! Those critters are adorable!!

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  3. LOVE the tree card! Amazing how a one-layer card can be.

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  4. Animals and hot air balloons? Only toooo sweet!
    ~c

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  5. Holy Moly! These cards are AMAZING! I love how you used the products, Kelly! <3

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  6. What sweet scenes! Such a fun release!

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  7. Wow! Those cards are amazing works of art! I think they should be called extreme card making, those cards are just gorgeous and so very creative!

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  8. Great cards with this fabulous release!

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  9. Great new stamps sets ... and how I love that starry sky!

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  10. Kelly, I adore your cards today! You've captured fall in all it's gorgeous colors so beautifully on the first one, and illustrated that darling sentiment perfectly on the 2nd one! You are the queen of masking, my friend!

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  11. Oh my goodness, these cards are all amazing works of art! Each one must have been a labor of love, well worth the time and effort you've put into them. They are incredible!!

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  12. Gorgeous cards and super fun products! I love all the new colors of ink.

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  13. The "I made a wish" card is so dreamy. Again your choice on design is right on mark. Love how the star background is not to cartoonish, will suit all ages.

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  14. OMG Kelly, what a fantastic job you've done on all of your cards! They are outstanding.
    WOW, you certainly showcased this release with a BANG!

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  15. Love everything about this release. Your fall tree card is amazing!

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  16. Love these little animals! I think I need to go window shopping at Wplus9!! ~ Tricia

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  17. Love all your cards. I want everything from this release. Can't wait.

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  18. Wow....these card samples are AMAZING!! I especially love that falling autumn leaves, the beautiful starry sky and the detail you added to the hot air balloon!!

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  19. LOVE the way Kelly builds scenes - incredible and so lifelike!! Gorgeous work on these cards - I am enthralled by the amazing colors and details!! Love these new ink colors so much!! So much is on my Wplus9 wish list!!

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  20. All three cards are amazing! I say wow with all the autumn leaves on card one! Beautiful colors. :)

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  21. The autumn card is absolutely stunning!

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  22. Beautiful cards Kelly! Can't wait for Friday!

    Chris L.

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  23. A M A Z I N G ! Kelly,I'm so glad you share your talent with us.

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  24. Wow! The cards are awesome. I was amazed to read that the first card was created by just stamping and coloring. I really thought you had done some fussy cutting. All the cards are beautifully colored with excellent layouts. Well done.

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  25. Beautiful cards! Love that sweet fall scene with the cute kitty (fabulous colors!), and the beautiful starry night scene!

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  26. Love the fall card. Very beautiful with all the rich colors!

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  27. I love one layer cards but I will admit the layered cards are pretty awesome!! I love this release so far!

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  28. Darling cards! Gotta love those little animals.

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  29. Love the starry night background blues - magical !

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  30. Beautiful cards! I really like that fall card, those leaves are fabulous.

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  31. Wow!! Your scenes are gorgeous!! Love those cards!!

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  32. What sweet images - love your stamp sets!

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  33. I absolutely LOVE the rich colors you used on your gorgeous samples! They display these fun new supplies perfectly. Loving it all!

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  34. I am over the moon about the new ink colors!!! I think I need* Wishing You & Going Places too!

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  35. What adorable scenes. My fave is the Autumn scene.

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  36. LOVING LOVING LOVING the New Release!! AMAZING Projects for today!! Looking forward to seeing MORE!! =) THANKS for sharing and have FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

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  37. Love ALL the sweet little scenes created by you gals today with these adorable critters!

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  38. Love, love, LOVING the Starry Night Die - looks so very versatile! Can't wait to be able to order. Fantastic projects again, really counting the days until Friday shopping. Thank you for such fabulous pre-release inspiration(and also for a chance at a gift card)!

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  39. Great cards, y'all! The coloring on them is fabulous.

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  40. So much to love here, those wishing you sentiments are a must have for sure!

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  41. Such fun cards. Love them all. This is such a fabulous release!

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  42. Love the inspiration cards today! Especially the first, one layer card!

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  43. Super cute cards, Kelly! Love the scenes you created!

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  44. I love the card on your blog. The puppy with the spot over his eye is my fave!

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  45. My favorite is the night sky card. I am loving on those clouds.

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  46. Gorgeous cards! The thorough instructions are appreciated, though I'd need a week off work to attempt something like your lovely autumn tree :)
    My wallet is going to take a big hit this release! Love, love the new ink colors.

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  47. Wow such amazing cards! LOVE the first card! So cute. The inking on the second card is fabulous! Love all the colors!

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  48. Amazing cards, Kelly! LOVE them all!

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  49. Love the cards and the wishing you stamps

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  50. Oh my! Wonderful creativity. I am in LOVE with all the cuteness and color.

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  51. Such adorable critter cards today! Can't wait for release day!!! :)

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  52. Awesome...love all the cards today...beautiful colors and products too.

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  53. Wonderful cards today!! Cute Stamp sets!

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  54. Kelly's cards are so adorable! Loving those adorable little critters more every day!

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  55. These cards are so cute, especially the one using the Starry Night Background. The wishing Your Stamp Set is a must have. Thanks for sharing.

    Linda d.

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  56. Amazing masking and stamping, Kelly ... and such cute little critters ... fabulous inspiration, thanks! Anita :)

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  57. Love your cards :) they makes me So exited for this new release! :) thanks for this giveaway too :)

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  58. Kelly, love your one-layer card - and that little kitty is too cute!!!

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  59. Each day, this release looks better and better! The critters are so cute and I'm really loving the great new sentiment set. bravo!

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  60. Wow, so gorgeous! The scenes you created are magical!

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  61. Such sweet images and adorable cards!

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  62. Ohmygoodness, Kelly's cards are exquisite! All those extra touches she's done send them over the top perfect! Those Going Places animals - sigh - just gotta wait.....

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  63. Love these cards! The new stamps and dies look so fun. I can't wait to order.

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  64. Adore these projects and new stamps and inks.

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  65. Wonderful card! Love all the fall colors. Makes me anxious for the real fall!!!

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  66. So fun! It's hard to pick a favorite!

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  67. Kelly, the scenes you have created are adorable..and Vibrantly colored:)

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  68. I just loved what you did! So Cute. Can't wait for the release :)

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  69. Great cards, I love the wishing you sentiments stamp set, it is so versatile! Great release!!

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  70. Beautiful one layer card! Love the fall colors.

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  71. Love making scene cards too....just my kind of card....great inspiration...

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  72. Loving the release so far! All these critters are too cute!

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  73. Amazing new release and amazing inspiration from Kelly <3

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  74. Those leaves in the first card are amazing - so realistic! I love the night scene too - so much depth!

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  75. Love the balloon so much! Kelly's cards are spectacular!!!!

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  76. I love the bunnies in the clouds! Fabulous, so much inspiration from this release for us. Thank you!

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  77. Oh, that bunny card is just adorable and I love the jewel tones of the night sky!

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  78. ADORABLE cards! The bunny is just too squishy cute! Love this super cute release ♥♥

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  79. I love the new stamps that show front and back of the cute animals!

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  80. These are SO wonderful, you always inspire, Kelly!!

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  81. Your I made a Wish and You Came True card is divine!!!

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  82. Love the Autumn Splendor Inks, just stunning!

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  83. Love these critters and the scenes you built. They are beautiful.

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  84. Those autumn leaves are pretty!! Made me cringe a bit tho - I'm holding onto Summer with both hands!!

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  85. The sentiments are spot on for me :)

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  86. seriously cute cards! I especially love the bunnies!

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  87. You have outdone yourself! Your one layer wonder is, well, wondrous! I absolutely love all of the critters in this release and your cards show them off to their best!

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  88. These cards are gorgeous and cute at the same time! I am very excited for this new release!

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  89. Going Places and Wishing You stamp sets emote so much kindness and love with their images. I like that. Great inspirational days so far. Thank you.

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  90. Love the fall themes with those gorgeous leaves! So ready for fall and all those rich colors!

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  91. Darling cards, Kelly. The Starry Background die is a must-have; can't wait to order Friday. Thanks for the chance to win a g.c

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  92. I love the new products, there are amazing!!!! thanks for the chance to win!!

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  93. All of these new stamps and dies are great. I especially love the ones with the sweet animals in them!

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  94. I love the star background card and that sweet sentiment!! Very cute.

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  95. Loving those Wishing You sets!!!

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  96. Absolutely as SWEET and ADORABLE as can be!!! LOVE them both - totally making me smile!!!

    housesbuiltofcards@gmail.com
    www.housesbuiltofcards.blogspot.com

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  97. Your tree is so wonderful, Kelly! Love all of the fall colors too. Thanks, Paulette S.
    craftqueen417@yahoo
    http://paulettesprettypapercrafts dot wordpress dot com
    since Google and Blogger insist on keeping me connected to my blogger profile for a blog that was moved to WP 3 years ago! They won't delete it, or let me edit it or delete it. The email address there is closed. "sigh"

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  98. Such a sweet release!! Love the cards!!

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  99. Lovely stamps and samples!! Kelly's projects are amazing!

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  100. Absolutely stunning cards Kelly as always. Can't wait till Friday so I can ge my hands on some of these goodies. :) x

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  101. Love the little critters. Can't wait to all sets and dies in full.

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  102. Absolutely beautiful cards!

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  103. Adorable cards with stunning backgrounds!

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  104. Your little animals are SOOO Sweet. Love the leaves set, too. Beautiful new inks. I Love a Lot!

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  105. Sweet cards! Those little critters are adorable...

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  106. Stunning cards again! The falling leaves & that sweet kitty, so cute! The gorgeous night sky & stars has such lovely colour & is so sweet. Thanks for such amazing inspiration!

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  107. Super cute cards!! I just love those critters so much!!!

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  108. Oh. My. Stars!
    Those might just be the three prettiest cards I have ever seen!! SO beautiful!
    I don't have words. I'll just sit here and admire them a while more...

    (But goodness... the stamps. Must-haves for sure. :))

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  109. Really love the fall colors. The stamps of the purched critters, they make it come together.

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  110. Kelly, those scenes are so amazing! I love that little kitty batting at your gorgeous leaves, and that night sky - WOW! Fabulous racoon is his purple balloon, I love the white little details on it!

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  111. Beautiful cards!! These critters are ADORABLE!!!

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  112. Adorable :) I'm glad you made the third card. It's my favourite :)

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  113. So sweet. Love these stamps and cards!

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  114. Adore. Adore. Adore. Everything is just lovely.

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  115. such very sweet cards..I am a huge critter lover...

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  116. So gorgeous! Really! <3 Love them.

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  117. Absolutely stunning cards Kelly. Fantastic colouring. All these new critters are just adorable.

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  118. Those bunnies are the cuties!!!
    LOve love love! and such beautiful cards!!

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  119. What amazing one layer cards! These are the cutest critters ever!

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  120. Such talent from your DT using these cute images. I am so impressed!

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  121. Kelly's cards are amazing aren't they? These new stamp images really lend themselves well to her fabulous colouring skills!

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  122. Kelly's cards are always a feast for the eyes. I am so impressed with these cards. Lots of patience and skill involved, but the final results are SO worth it!

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  123. Such cute cards. The bunny one is so perfect. Makes me think of my grandson.

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  124. Just love these. How could I miss out on these in the release - the first bunny card practically made my husband and I cry! When does crafting make you emotional like that! Have to get these and am loving the ink colours - haven't tried those yet.

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  125. Fabuleux, je suis en admiration, merci

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  126. I love the new release !!! Your cards are so cute. I specially like the second and the background. Great cards!!! ;)

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  127. Love how you put the images together to make such beautiful cards. The new designs and colors are great!!!

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