Catherine Pooler - Love Is In The Air SOA Collection

by - January 08, 2018



Hi there! I am so excited to be designing for the release of Catherine Pooler's new Stamp Of Approval collection, Love Is In The Air. It is packed to the brim with exclusive stamp sets, dies, and a little surprise! This is an exclusive, quarterly collection and will be available at 9am tomorrow, January 9th, to those who are on the waitlist so be sure to sign up for that below. IF there are any collections remaining, it will go on sale to the public at 6pm. These items were designed specifically for this collection and won't be available individually for months. 


TODAY IS YOUR LAST CHANCE TO COMMENT AND WIN!
Comment on this blog post for a chance to win! A random winner from EACH day's comments will be announced on January 10th on Catherine's blog. The winners will win their own collection box and if they already bought it, they will be issued a $100 gift certificate to use towards a future purchase!



This collection is of course great for valentines day, but literally every piece included can be used for SO MANY occasions. I swear, if I could only buy one product of stamps for this entire year, I would get this collection. I wanted to showcase that to you today.
First, I made this fun yet simple card featuring the Sunburst die included only I transformed them into flowers.
I decided to use pink for three of the flowers and to create a focal point with gold embossing for the final flower. To make these look even more like flowers, I used a ruler to create a straight line in green maker and added some leaves using a stamp from The World Awaits set and Grass Skirt ink.  Finally, I added the sentiment "I'm Gonna Miss You" to a piece of Midnight card stock and embossed it in white.
For my next card, I wanted to try a different style than what I'm used to. I'm not one to keep things very simple and I'm also not one to use every color of the rainbow. Challenge accepted. Catherine's inks are too gorgeous to not use all of them...at the same time...on one card.

I simply stamped the two biggest continent stamps in Midnight ink and also the sentiment And So The Adventure Begins from the same set. I used a few hearts as embellishments rather than drops or sequins and I'm so glad I did.
Then, I stamped the bottle stamp included in the Bon Voyage set in a rainbow of colors. I adhered them to a string of twine along the top to give the illusion of a hanging tag and added the contrail and paper plane.
This card gives such a great travel vibe and could be used for so many occasions like a honeymoon send off to a student off to college. Have I mentioned I'm in love with this collection? I seriously think it may be all you need..
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146 comments

  1. The more I see of the starburst, the more I like it. I like how you used it as a flower. I love your messages in the bottles card. It's adorable. Thanks sharing.

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  2. So fun! I love how you used the die! AND I love your rainbow bottles!!!

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  3. I *love* how you turned the sunburst die into a flower! I was just thinking that it looked like one :) Can't wait to see what you create on SN!

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  4. These are so pretty! Love that gold sunburst with the pink...stunning!

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  5. Awesome cards! I'm in Laurel's facebook cardmaking group - my ink color guess keeps changing! Haha! I"ll go back to yesterday's guess of Pretty in Pink.

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  6. That paper airplane makes me smile.

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  7. Great video, Ashlea.....one would never know you were newer at videos! I adore your flower card. Just love how the embossed flower pops. And what fun rainbow msg bottles. I'm sure all of them contain love and happiness. =)

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  8. Love how you used the sunburst die!

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  9. Your cards are so beautiful and joyful !
    [margessw(at)icloud(dot)com]

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  10. The way you used the sunburst die is stunning! Love all of the cards! I'm a Stamp Nation member.

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  11. The message bottle card is TOO ADORABLE!

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  12. How I appreciate that you included a video tutorial for your first card! I would never have known you were new to filming if you hadn't said so. Great creativity on both cards - thank you! (I'm a StampNation member)

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  13. Those message in the bottles are so fun in all the colors. Who would have thought. Stampnation member here.

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  14. Sweet cards - thanks for the ideas:)

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  15. Your cards are so creative and inspiring. I love how you used the sunburst die as a flower. I am a Stamp Nation member.

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  16. How fun to use the starburst as flowers! Fabulous cards!

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  17. Great use of the starburst die here!

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  18. these cards make me smile Ashlea! Super fun and cute too!

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  19. What a cool idea to make SUNflowers!

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  20. Ashlea I want to travel just from looking at the card, lol. Great card.

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  21. I really like both cards soooo much! What a neat idea to use the sunburst die for flowers!
    AND, I love the bottles on the globe.

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  22. Love the creative use of the sun burst - - as flower heads. Of course!

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  23. Awesome cards cannot wait to get this SOA box!

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  24. These cards look like I would find them at the store! Nicely done.

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  25. OHHHHH my goodness... you just sold me on the starburst die... I love love what you did with that.
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  26. Your cards are wonderful! Love your idea of using the sunburst die as a flower. Thanks for sharing.

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  27. The sunburst die as a flower - wow - that's creative!! Your cards are beautiful and I love all things rainbow - what a great idea on the travel card.

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  28. WOW! Both of your cards are stunning! Love your techniques too! Thanks for sharing!

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  29. The video was great!! I am wondering how you were able to emboss under your tweezers?? It is a beautiful card!!! Thx...

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  30. The creativity never ceases to amaze me. thanks!

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  31. Oh I love how you used the starburst as a flower! sooo cute!
    awesome creative cards!

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  32. I love how you used the sunburst die. Great cards!

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  33. Great ideas! Thanks so much for sharing with us on this fun SOA blog hop!!

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  34. Both cards are wonderful! Thanks for sharing your ideas

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  35. Great ideals in using star burst as flowers wouldn't have thought something like that. Love all your cards they are awesome and great colors also. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  36. Cute and colorful card designs.

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  37. Wow I love how you used the sunburst as flowers!

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  38. What a great card using the sun burst in such a novel way.

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  39. Your cards are very inspiring!! As a new stamp nation member, I'm very excited for this box!!!

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  40. What a sweet card, those sunburst flowers are just perfect! And who can resist rainbow luggage tags?

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  41. Great way to use the sunburst die! I haven't used my NUVO drops yet so this would be a great time for me to break them in once I get this box. :) Have a great day!!

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  42. I love the note in a bottle idea! Great cards!

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  43. Cute cards. Congrats on making the DT.

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  44. love the rainbow of messages int he bottles against the black and white!

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  45. I really love how the designers use the collection and think outside of the box!!! You used the sunburst die as flowers... and you pack ]ed a punch with gold flower!!! Awesome,

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  46. Great cards, Happy, bright and cheerful!

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  47. You sunburst die flowers are amazing! Both your cards are very creative. I love you ideas and techniques! I am a Stamp Nation Member.

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  48. Love the way you used the sunburst .... great idea!

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  49. I wasn't all that enamored by the sunburst until I saw you use it as a flower and now I'm sold! Looking forward to my first PJ party as a new SN member!

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  50. I'm a StampNation member, and I love the flowers! So cute!

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  51. Beautiful cards. Love the sunburst as a flower and the second card with the continents...so fun! Truly a great SOA box. So many options!! I am a SN member.

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  52. Absolutely love rainbow 🌈 message in a bottle card!!

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  53. Love your use of the stamps and dies. Cute cards.

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  54. Can’t wait to make flowers...so cute! Rainbow bottles...yes, please! So cute!

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  55. Flowers made out of the sunburst. Genius. These cards are fantastic. Thank you for sharing.

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  56. The sunburst is great; especially the use of at he golden one! Delightful!

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  57. I love your flowers on the first card...very creative. Great cards.

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  58. I love how you help us think "outside of the box" and come up with other uses for our stamps! The sunburst as a flower looks stunning! I Love it! Thanks!

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  59. I love that you saw the sunburst as a flower!

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  60. Beautiful cards can’t wait to make some of my own.

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  61. Cute cards! Love how you used the sunburst as flowers. Thanks for sharing!

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  62. Love how you made your flowers. Such a pretty card.

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  63. So clever. I like to think outside the box. Keep up the imagination.

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  64. THe message in the bottle card is beautiful

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  65. Oh the sunburst flowers are super amazing! The message in the bottle card😍😍😍 You are Uber talented!

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  66. Love the flower card with the starburst sooo cute.......and I have just the person in mind for the travel card too.......looking forward to creating .......

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  67. Love that you changed the starburst into a flower so creative!!!!

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  68. Beautiful cards. Love how you used the sunburst die and made flowers with it. The rainbow bottles on the second card take the cake. Very creative. Thanks for sharing.

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  69. Love the sunburst flowers. Video was very helpful. Thanks

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  70. This card is so much fun. I love the windmill effect.

    Sue T.

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  71. Those are awesome cards. I love the flowers. 3d with the bottles is cool as well.

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  72. I love your flower card. So cute and easy. Thanks for sharing it.

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  73. Wow, such beautiful cards! Love those sun bursts!

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  74. I can see that sunburst die is going to be fun to play with!
    Gorgeous cards.

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  75. Love how you used the sunburst as a flower and thanks for the video.

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  76. That starburst is growing on me...love how you tuned it into flowers! Can't wait for the party! I'm a Stamp Nation Member!

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  77. I LOVE the flowers!
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  78. Darling cards! Those flowers are such a fun idea for that die

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  79. Love the “I’m gonna miss you”

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  80. Love how you made flowers out of the sunbursts - so pretty and happy!

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  81. Love the sunburst flowers. How creative. Nice video too. Stamp Nation member here.

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  82. Great looking rainbow bottles. A nice job on both cards.

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  83. Love the bright colors that you used! Great cards. Thank you for sharing!

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  84. Such adorable samples thanks for sharing

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  85. So glad to discover your blog through your new CP design team gig! I love how you created those big, happy blooms with the sunburst die. And I'm intrigued with using the NEGATIVE of the postage stamp die as a frame for your map. Great job with the rainbow card!

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  86. Love the way you have used these stamps! Both of your cards are so cute

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  87. Oh how happy these cards made me. Great use of the sunburst and other supplies.

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  88. I loved the video you made using the sunbursts as flowers. Great Job.

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  89. Love the sunburst flowers. And love all the colors on the second card.

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  90. Beautiful! What a cool idea for the sunbursts!

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  91. Love your idea to use die as flower

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  92. Love your starburst card great idea to use it as a flower!!

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  93. Super fun and pretty cards, love the sunburst flowers and the bottle banner in rainbow colors is so clever!

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  94. Love what you did with the star burst. thanks for sharing

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  95. Now that is gorgeous! ADORE that first card. Great use of color & that new sunburst die. Great cards. In Love yet Again! Love being a StampNation member. I love the Stamp of Approval collections because everything in it works so well together you don’t have to think about it. The cards practically make themselves. I love just how many different ways these products can be used together. Hard to choose a favorite product but I’m leaning really hard in the direction of those postage stamp dies.
    Terrilynn

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  96. Amazing!!! Love the sunburst done like this. And your other card is equally as beautiful

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  97. That gold sunburst is awesome. I can't wait to get my collection, and can't wait to see the sharing of creativity on StampNation.

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  98. Love these - especially the world background with your colorful bottles!

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  99. I love the design & colors on both of these cards!!

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  100. Cute cards! Great job on your video too! Really like the starburst die used as a flower and what you did the bottle card!

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  101. Beautiful cards! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  102. Your sunburst flowers are so cheery and cute!

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  103. The sunbursts made the cutest flowers Ashlea! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  104. Love the sunburst flowers ides. It looks great.

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  105. So clever to stretch your die by making a flower!

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  106. Love your style! Your cards are so fun and so different from the others Ive seen on this hop! Love love love what you've done with starburst! Very cool!

    Sammibug aka Samantha Houp aka Sammi

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  107. You are so right! The ink colours are luscious. The sunburst die is very versatile and love your creative use of it. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

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  108. Love the cards and colors. You ladies are rocking this collection.

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  109. Awesome cards! I love how you used the die as a flower.

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  110. Wow! Love the multi colored message in a bottles. The Sunburst die you used to become flowers is wonderful, especially the gold one. Thumbs up to you!

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  111. Fantastic cards, very inspiring.

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  112. Such a great idea to use the starburst as flowers! Love your cards!

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  113. Love your cards! Your video was awesome and I think using the sunburst for flowers was an awesome idea.

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  114. Love the flower card. A great way to the die.

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  115. Love your flower garden. Sweet and simple.

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  116. Ashlea, I love how you have used the sunburst as a flower! Embossing it in gold makes it really pop! WOW! Great cards! :) PS I am following you on you tube now!

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  117. What a striking card. How could anyone get through this blog hop and not want to have this kit? Not me.... I want it! I cannot afford it but that does not stop me from wanting it ... ldyjs@outlook.com

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  118. I really like the sunburst die. Awesome cards.

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  119. The sunburst die as a flower! Ingenious!!!! Well done!

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  120. Have seen heat embossing on sentiments and directly on cards but not on die cuts per say thanks for the tip

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  121. Such awesome cards. And oh, that sunburst! Love...

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  122. Your designs are so unique. I love everything about them. Just like I love everything about this collection. Wat to go Catherine. Way to go DT.

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  123. Such a pretty card. Love how you made your flowers.

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  124. Awesome cards! I love your highlighted heat embossed flower!

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  125. Love both cards. The use of the die for the flower garden is perfect!

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  126. Yes, using them as flowers, stunning.

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  127. Awesome cards! Love the sunburst flowers!

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  128. That sunburst die is so versatile. Love your work!!!

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  129. Lovely cards. I like how the SOA releases their product all coordinated and this plans so you aren't stumped.. such a great idea. I hope I might be able to get a kit!

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  130. I don't think I really appreciated the more elegant possibilities of this set until your golden starburst. That opens up a whole different side of these stamps and dies that I really like. And that message in a bottle stamp is fantastic. I would probably stamp that on the outside of every envelope I ever sent a card in. Thanks for sharing these lovely ideas with us!

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  131. Some see sunburst, some see a flowers....cut in half a sunrise dawning...versatile die. loved seeing your card designs usin the SOA products.

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  132. Super cute cards - love the sunburst.

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  133. Love your sunburst turned flower and your rainbow bottles are really fun.

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  134. Fun designs - I love how you use such bold focal points. Really eye catching! Shows how this SOA collection can be used in so many ways! Thanks for sharing.

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  135. Those make perfect flowers! So creative...

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  136. So pretty! I love the bright colors and the gold embossing!

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