Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Tim Holtz Creativation Blog Hop

Hi there.  It's so nice to have you drop by my blog today.  If you came from Kath Stewart's blog,
you are on the right track.

Welcome!

I am extremely excited to be part of this blog hop.  There are so many beautful projects to be showcased. And so many talented ladies! We are featuring cards and projects using Tim Holtz products and these cards/project were displayed at Tim's booths (Sizzix, Ranger, Stampers Anonymous) during the Creativation 2019 in Phoenix Arizona!
Some of you might have been there and attended the show and I am so jealous! But since some of my cards made it there, it felt like I was there too.  Next year, I hope to attend.

This blog hop with run until midnight of February 9th (PST).  Leave a comment on each blog for a chance to win 1 on the 3 prizes!

For my card today, I'm using one of the new Geo Insects Thinlits Dies.  I think these dies will be available by Spring. This set comes with 4 insects.

 

(The tutorial photos are not of the original project.  I had to recreate the card for this blog hop)

This card is quite easy to make. I used 3 shades of brown cardstock.  
I die cut 2 insects for each shade of brown cardstock.  
Then I used Distress Ink Pads and a ink blender tool to add shading to each die cut.

                           

Then I glued them together but only on the body part of the insect (head, thorax and adbomen).
I left the wings out. 


Using a patterned paper for the card front, I cut the insect 3 times, just like in the photo.  And using a slightly smaller white cardstock, I stamped a Script background and this will be the backing for the front panel

                           

Then I adhered the back panel so the Script stamped image will show thru the cut out.  I then adhered the insect but only in its body so the wings are free to move. 
I chose to go from dark to light from the bottom.

                           

This is how I came out when I used Black Soot for the body and Walnut Stain for the wings.

                           

Some hemp cord and a story stick to finish up the card


Then I added a brown cardstock to frame the card panel before adhering it to a card base.


I hope you enjoyed my simple card and got inspired.  
Now it's time to hop to the next blog which is Mou Saha's blog
I am going to be hopping with you too because I am just as excited as you are!

If you are lost with in the blog hop, here's a list of all the blogs to visit.











Mae Nazareth  You are here!!!






Vicki Evans


Thank you for stopping by and for hopping along! 
 Don't forget to leave a comment for a chance to win!

Happy Hopping!


Mae


182 comments:

  1. I love the soft neutral colours, and the simple layout to let this trio of geometrical bees shine.
    Alison x

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  2. Thank goodness for this die, as what you created would have killed the hand if hand cut. A real eye popper with the layered wings, and love the vintage feel to it! Beautiful make!

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  3. Mae -- the ombre look with your bees is great.

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  4. Simple is beautiful and this ones sure is!!! Love it :)

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  5. So so amazing! I need these dies so bad! Gorgeous!

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  6. It may look simple but the effect is stunning. I love the way you kept the project in shades of brown, this makes it so warm and lovely vintage. Great dimension!

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  7. I love the delicacy of your imagery set against a wonderful vintage backdrop. Lovely piece. Tracy ❤️❤️

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  8. Amazing card! Simple but absolutely impressive! love the neutral tones you used! barbara

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  9. Never thought insects could be so beautiful and appealing. The background is brilliant with your choice of stamp and colors. The wings fluttering is an added bonus for sure. TFS!

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  10. It definitely is exciting visiting and seeing all these wonderful creations. I love the bug stamps and dies and this will be such a great addition. The dark to light tones that you created are wonderful and show the bugs off beautifully against the muted tones in the background. Anne x

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  11. Wonderful card........they just leap off the page!

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  12. I love this card! Absolutely gorgeous. Hugs

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  13. A lovely card that didn't seem so simple to me.

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  14. I ordered this die, can’t wait to try this myself, beautiful

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  15. Love how you stack these to add to the dimension and look of movement. Beautiful!!!

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  16. So lovely and deceptively simple. We know how much love and work you put into the card! Thank you!

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  17. I love your color choices. The die looks absolutely amazing with the background colors!

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  18. Love your bees! So well done. TFS!

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  19. I love the rage for these bugs ! Your colors are really unique and the project is beautiful. thanks for the fun inspiration

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  20. Another one with Bugs that is making me think bugs, in craft, aren't so bad! (Sorry, major Bug-O-Phobe here, lol). But this is beautiful. I love the simplicity of it, the color combination and even the bugs!

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  21. Really great card! the browns against the lighter background look so vintage-y.

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  22. Way cool! Love the flying wing dimension you achieved!

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  23. OMG! I love your card :) I do not like insects but your are definitely cute!

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  24. Has anyone said, "Bee-utiful" yet? Your card is terrific (and who doesn't love bees ☺).

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  25. Love your card!! I love the dimension of the bees, and the colors you used! Thanks for sharing and inspiring,

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  26. What a fab card, those Geo insects are amazing and love the script background (using my very favourite Tim stamp Ledger Script!). Thanks so much for sharing it, Deb xo

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  27. Love the soft coloring and 3D wings. Definitely eye candy!

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  28. Beautiful card. Love the colors and the ombre effect of the bees. Thank you so much for sharing your card today!

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  29. Beautiful card ... love those Geo insects and the 3D wings. Thank you for sharing!

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  30. great dimension, wonderful masculine flavor

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  31. I love the techniques you used. It’s a very pretty card.

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  32. Love how the insects look like they are going to just fly away. thanks for sharing your talents with us.

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  33. Just beeautiful! I love all the little details and that background is amazing! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  34. wonderful details - love this bug!! Thank you for the inspiration!

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  35. OMG ... who knew Geo insects could be beautiful ! Love what you did to give dimension !

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  36. Thanks for sharing.... I think I may need these now!!

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  37. You have me "buzzed" about getting the Geo Insects Thinlits Dies!

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  38. love your bees. thanks as always for sharing.

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  39. I love how you layered them. They almost look like a specimen display!

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  40. Simply bee-utiful (sorry I could not resist)! Love the card and your bees!

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  41. You did a marvelous job putting these insects together and have such a pretty background for them!

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  42. Gorgeous bees!! They look so real. Love!! xxx

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  43. Love your card! Of course you had me with the bees!!

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  44. I've never been drawn to any of the insects but omg, this card is so gorgeous.

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  45. I never would have thought of doing a monochromatic card with the bees, but I absolutely love this! Bravo!

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  46. Mae, lovely card! The trio of bees is just perfect! Thank you for the details and inspiration.

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  47. I love bees. Very simple but beautiful card.

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  48. Love the layering of the dragonflies to create such 3D effect.

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  49. I love the soft colors you chose. Simple and beautiful!

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  50. This card is delicate, intricate, beautiful & so inspiring. 😍🙏

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  51. So what's all the buzz about? LOL...At first I wasn't so interested in the Geo dies...now, I think I must have them...Bee-utiful, Bee happy card to give to a beest friend...2 out of 3 ain't bad!

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  52. Those bees are so cool - love the colors you used.

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  53. Loving the simplicity of this card, made special by the script peeking through the bees wings. Equally stunning are the variegation of the neutrals on the die cuts. I am going to need to get this die! Thank you for your inspiration!

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  54. Really great Mae, I am not into the ‘bugs’, but I just loved this one, and thought it would make a great masculine card.

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  55. I've never been a fan of insects, but this card is so beautiful with the monochromatic color palette, and the diecut bugs. I may be a convert! Thanks for sharing the details.

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  56. The first “bugs” I ever loved!

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  57. Love your awesome card! All the details are perfect! <3

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  58. Oh wow! I love this!!! I can’t wait to get my hands on those bees.

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  59. I have never thought that bugs could look as fantastic as these!!!

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  60. Absolutely love everything about this card. The background, the bees, and so much more. Thanks for sharing your talent.

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  61. Maybe simple, but still a very beautiful card! I’m definitely gonna try this out when I get my hands on that set. :)

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  62. Love the colour and could see this working as an idea for my brother in law next birthday card :) ... great work

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  63. Love it, great repeated patterned card.

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  64. Oh those Geo Insects are on the top of my must have list now you've just made me want them even more! Thanks you so much for sharing your lovely creation.

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  65. Love how you Added dimension to the wings with those layers

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  66. Beautiful card, love that bee die

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  67. The layering of the bees - love them!

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  68. Simply beautiful! Nice layering! TFS!

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  69. Beautiful creation. Love the bees and also the backgroud.

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  70. Super creation and it is inspiring, greetings Anneke

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  71. Wow! What a wonderful project!!! Thanks for sharing!!!

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  72. Love these Geo insects a gorgeous project x

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  73. Such a beautiful card and I loved seeing how you made it. Thanks for sharing the details and your talents. <3

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  74. They look like they can fly right off the page! Excellent!

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  75. lovely card - LOVE the masculine colors and design:)

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  76. What a beautiful panel. I like how you did the wings on the moths. Very elegant.

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  77. Wouldn't call it simple - I'd
    call it fantastic. Love the
    depth with the wings.
    thanks for sharing
    txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  78. Truly beautiful your card Mae!
    I wish it was already spring just for to be able to have this wonderful die.

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  79. such a beautiful classically elegant card Mae, love the sepia tones, hugs kath xxx

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  80. I had not really considered the geo dies, but this changed my mind! I love that you used the negative and layered it with the stamped paper! I am new to your blog--thanks to this blog hop for pointing me toward you. I will definitely be back!

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  81. I love the way you were able to let the insects shine. This is great! Thanks for sharing.

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  82. I have to say I'm scared to death of bees because I'm allergic, but this card makes that fear disappear. Thanks for sharing.

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  83. I love the dimension you created with the insects.

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  84. I love the way you layered the insects to make them dimensional - and wonderful colors, too!

    Noreen
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  85. Great card. Love the dimension of it. So cool.

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  86. A fabulous card showcasing the products , Mae . The monotone palette allows the geo bugs to take the starring role . Tfs x

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  87. Great card Mae. I like that it seems doable and something you can make that my son wouldn't mind putting in a frame.

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  88. Love all the dimension on your card! Beautifully done!

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  89. Wonderful colors and layers on your bugs!

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  90. Great layering! I'm going to try this with the butterfly dies of T!m's that i have!!

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  91. Love how you transformed this card into a 3-D beauty! The neutral color choice you went with, is really gorgeous! Thanks for sharing :)

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  92. Love the way you lift the wings

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  93. How cool is that die! love how you layered the bees.

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  94. fabulous card - can't wait to see what other insects are part of this set. Love the way you layered them so that their wings would fly free. Thanks for the details steps too!

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  95. Fantastic card! Love the colors and design.
    Thanks so much for sharing...

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  96. You call it simple, but it is fabulous! Love the muted colors on this card!

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  97. Bees! This card maybe simple, but it is also stunning! I love how the wings look so real. Great job!

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  98. Simple card you say! But, clean and elegant for sure. You really showcased the bee die beautifully. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  99. Love what you did to make the bugs fly!

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  100. So pretty Mea. Love each layers... the shades are cool... and oh, the pretty background! Want it all!

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  101. Loving this die set, those bees/bugs look so cool!

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  102. These geometric insects look amazing as the focal point to this card. Keeping the background neutral really highlighted these fabulous inked die cuts. Thanks so much for sharing

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  103. This is amazing. The layering to give lift to the wings is beautiful. Thank you for the tutorial.

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  104. I love the dimensionality of your bees and the beautiful brown palette. Thanks for sharing!

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  105. Very cool card! Love these bees! Thanks for sharing!

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  106. Awesome card very grungy and cool ♥️🙌♥️🙌♥️

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  107. Wow Mae! This is a fantastic card! I love, love the buggies and who knew there were going to be GEO buggies! Well done girlie!

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  108. I have a new obsession with those bugs, waiting patiently for release #2

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  109. Absolutely love this! I am a huge fan of your neutral color palette, and I love the depth of color blending you added to those adorable bees. The dimension of the wings is such an awesome detail, too!

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  110. I just love these little dudes 🐝🐝🐝

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  111. So nicely done! Love how they jump off the page to you !

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  112. I love this type of dimensional elements esp. with those cuties! Definitely thinkin' spring! I am also in the Chicago area and that deep freeze was just TOO MUCH. LOL! Thanks for the inspiration :)

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  113. Loved the technique you used on this card.

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  114. May it's an awesome card. I love the Geo Insects Thinlits Dies and the way you used them. Thank you so much for sharing.

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    1. I am so sorry, I wrote your name wrong, I know it's Mae but a my daughter was talking to me and there was a moment of not paying attention to what I was writting.

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  115. Wonderful card! Love your dimensional bees and colour palette!

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  116. Very lovely! I like how you stack the insects to add dimension.

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  117. Your card came out great. I'm looking forward to these insect dies. I love the bees in particular. Very clever to used the stamped text behind the panel to peek through. Nicely done!

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  118. I love your card. Lifting the wings was a great idea to add dimension.

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  119. They look almost real, I just love these new dies, great job.

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  120. your card is awesome. i like the background paper

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  121. Gorgeous 😍😍😍😍😍

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  122. You were busy as a bee, creating so much dimension, well done.

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  123. This card is amazing! I love that bee!

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  124. These little bugs are great! I especially love the script background! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  125. Love your card and those fabulous Geo bugs...hurry up spring!!

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  126. Love the way you made it dimensional
    Beeeutiful!!

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  127. Simple, yet stunning...the very best kind of card.

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  128. What a stunning card! Love your layers of colors and images, subtle but so impactful. Fabulous!

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  129. Beautiful card! I love the added dimension by gluing everything but the wings. And the background fits perfectly.

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  130. Beautiful Card. I like how you put the two bees together. Thanks for sharing!

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  131. I love this buggy die set! You made a fantastic card with this set; I love the layering. Thank you for showing us all how you created it!

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  132. Love the dimension and the neutral colors- thanks for sharing your project!

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  133. It's so helpful to see creative ideas of how to take the dies to create cards & projects

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  134. Everything about this is perfect - the background, the colours, the simple twine & tag ... perfect !

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  135. Great card, love the soft colors and that background paper is perfect
    I also like your idea using stamped paper that shows through the bug bodies.

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  136. I think sometimes as the saying goes 'less is more". The soft colours certainly compliment the insects.

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  137. Simple yet detailed and dimensional! Very lovely. Thanks for sharing.

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  138. this is such a lovely card, and the three dimensional bugs are catching my eye :)

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  139. I love the subtle color scheme and the dimensionality of the bees.

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  140. Cute and simple card to highlight some great new dies.

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  141. You have absolutely inspired me! I love these insects, (I call them bees, bee-cause they’re my favorite 🖤 🐝) and your instructions are perfect...I may just need to give these guys a try!

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  142. You made a bee look amazing. Thank you.

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  143. I love the simplicity and yet detail of this card. So great. Thanks for sharing!

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  144. Hi Mae :) Your card is both contemporary AND earthy. I. love. it. Thanks for the inspiration :)

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  145. Love the way you used a "cutout" to add an additional dimension to the card, awesome idea and an easy solution to trying to glue paper to the back of a "stencil" type die.

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  146. Simple but so beautiful!!
    The cut out part gives it so much more dimension. Very clever!! Will be trying that!!
    Thank you!

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  147. Oh how beautiful! Such a cute, sweet image, and wow! Love those colors, just gorgeous!!!

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