StampNation Blog Hop ~ Beach Style!


Today we are kicking off the StampNation Summer Beach Vacation event with a Blog Hop. Each of the StampNation Dream Team members, along with some of our crafty friends, are hopping along sharing cards inspired by our first challenge, "Beach Style", as well as a peek at our favorite projects from the event!

Here's my card for the first challenge:
Aloha everyone!  I am totally a beach bum so the first challenge up is all about your own beach style.  I was in love with this super cute little caravan from the Avery Elle stamp collection, "Surf's Up!" from Ellen Hutson and I had spied the cutest card by Heather Campbell using the same stamp set and just had to CASE it!

I first die cut the large dotted rectangle from the Avery Elle "Dotted Die" from Ellen Hutson from white cardstock.  I stamped all of the beachy keen images using Memento black ink and then masked them off and used the chevron and paint swishes stamps to paint my back ground.  Next I used Copic Markers to colour my caravan and the Copic Blender Solution to "tie die" it's paint job!  I added some sparkling clear sequins from Pretty Pink Posh for that touch of sparkle!

Here's a quick close up...

Now it's time to hop along now. Make sure you leave comments at each of the blogs listed below to be eligible to win...

One of THREE one month StampNation memberships.

Plus...
$25 Pretty Pink Posh Gift Certificate
 
Ellen Hutson $25 Gift Certificate



Choice of Lawn Fawn Stamp Set & Let's Polka 6 x 6 Pad 

You will have have until 11:59 pm EST on July 27th to leave a comment. Winners will be chosen randomly and will be announced on Monday, July 28th on Catherine's blog.

Not a StampNation Sistah yet? We hope you will join us. Learn more here.

This event is going to be SO MUCH FUN! Here's a peek at another project I have coming later this week...
Check out Virginia's blog next...SN beach vacation blog hop.jpg
Thanks for stopping by today!  I hope you enjoy all our inspiration.   

~ Ally ~

Sponsored byStampNation, Ellen Hutson, Lawn Fawn, Pretty Pink Posh

Supplies:
stamps:  Avery Elle (Surf's Up), Flourishes (So Distressed)

cardstock:  Recollections, Bazzill
die cut shape: Avery Elle (Dotted Die)
sequins:  Pretty Pink Posh (Sparkling Clear)
ink: Copic Markers, Ranger Distress, Memento.

179 comments:

  1. Oh man....I love your card!!!

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  2. Your design talent inspires me!

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  3. I am wishing I were really at the beach. Love the colorful card.

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  4. Love the tie dye on the van!! Great card!

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  5. Great card! The van is so great!

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  6. Super cool throw Bach to the seventies card. Love your creativity.

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  7. Love the colors!!

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  8. Love the van, that is soooo awesome! Great fun card! :)

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  9. Please send the van here to pick me up!!! Great card. . .

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  10. I am loving the day at the beach

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  11. Dude, you nailed it! Heh he, heh he. I can't stop thinking "Punch bussy, old fashioned". Sorry, having kids really shows in your thinking after awhile. Love the chevrons and the bus with the tie die. It's my favorite so far, it just reminds me of the beach in CA

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  12. An ode to the sixties- love the van!

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  13. Great use of that Avery Elle stamp. I have that on my wish list . . . still wishing. I love that little van, and I love the orange.

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  14. LOVE that scene!

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  15. Very cute! I can hear the Beach boys

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  16. Allison, I just love your card! You guys rock!

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  17. Super fun summer design. I like the bus and the use of sequins in this. :)

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  18. Cute, Cute, Cute card!

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  19. LOVE the colors, LOVE the layout, LOVE the little splatters on the van, LOVE the van!! My uncle used to have one that had half the roof removed - When we'd visit him we'd all pile in the back with our beach stuff and head to the lake - so much fun!!!

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  20. Wheeee... I love your polka dotted bus!! Sweet!!

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  21. I love this! The colors and splatters are perfect!

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  22. Gosh, Allison, there are so many things about your card that I love! The background, the details on the van, the sparkle of the sequins, etc., etc., etc.!

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  23. Wow the caravan looks awesome!!!

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  24. Love a trip in your van. Too cute.

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  25. What a great tie die look, just needs a peace symbol to fit right in to the '60's.

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  26. It looks like my parents van, great card

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  27. Very cute! Love the tie-dye effect and the colors.

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  28. You are so creative! Love that tie die look you created for your hippy van. :)

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  29. Great card. We enjoyed many a trip to the beach in our VW bus. Ours was green.

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  30. Great summer card, and love that van!

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  31. Your tie dye is fabulous! Love your colors and scene! Thanks for sharing your ideas and techniques! --Yvonne

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  32. Love love love your cute card:)

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  33. Love your card. It brings back great memories of camping out at the beach in my friends VW bus.

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  34. Makes me want to go back to Hawaii again:}

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  35. Great card, love the fun VW bus.

    Sue
    http://suek86401.blogspot.com/

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  36. Very fun card. that old VW bus brings back memories for me. Well done.

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  37. Adorable! I'm a beach bum too.

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  38. Looks like a great start to a day at the beach. Well done.

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  39. This is so 60's - great layout and media choices.

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  40. So fun and carefree!!!

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  41. Love your card! A total beachy style! Such a cool stamp set!

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  42. Love the green stripes behind the van! Great card!

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  43. LOVE the tie dye look of the van, and the chevron and swipe stamps are awesome on this card!

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  44. Seeing this card makes me want to book a flight to Hawaii! Very cute.

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  45. Love your card, the stripes, the chevrons and the swipes ... awesome :)

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  46. Love the van and the colors! So cute!

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  47. So glad I got to play with 1 challenge before I go on my on vacation. Fabulous card Ally..

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  48. such a cute card. Loving the beach theme

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  49. Love the tie dye look for your van, so fun!

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  50. Is my surfboard inside? and did lessons come with it?
    Great card and fun images.

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  51. I love the way you used the stamps to paint your background! Awesome!

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  52. This is a really cool card. I love the design elements.

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  53. Fun all over this
    cute card!
    Carla from Utah

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  54. Cute card!! I love the van!!

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  55. This card is like a flash back in time - love the retro vibe!

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  56. Love this card!! Love the hippie van!!

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  57. Such a cool card! I love the way you colored the van and then used the blending solution. Super groovy!

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  58. I love everything about your card!! Amazing talent

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  59. Love this caravan, and the card too ;-)

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  60. That van beings back a lot of memories from the 50's. Beautiful card!

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  61. This card reminds me of a past vacation and we rode around the islands in a van... this is so cool.......

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  62. Makes me think of California beaches too - just missing the surfboard. LOVE THE CARD!!!!

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  63. Cute card! Reminds me of my years in California :-)

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  64. Wow, this card takes me back...ooooh, great memories.

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  65. Love that retro van! Ready for a fun summer day at the beach! TFS hugs, Kristina

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  66. Love how you created the "paint" on the van, fabulously creative. Great design with the masking too!!!

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  67. Another beautiful Ally card! Love the van. Are those water spots? It's so cute. Great Job, Ally!

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  68. What a groovy card

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  69. I just love this retro van! So fun!!!

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  70. Allison, the van is cute and love the surfboard!

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  71. This is awesome!!! Love the color combo, the swooshes, and the way you used the colorless blender on the orange part of the retro van!! FANTASTIC work!

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  72. Cool card. I like how you created the background.

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  73. cute card... love that fun VW van!

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  74. Alison I love what you did with that stamp set. The tie die paint job is super cool!

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  75. Love this card! The finish on the VW bus is just too cool!

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  76. I just love this card!

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  77. Love your card! Brings back memories.

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  78. So fun to see another inspiring card using this stamp set...growing up in SoCal, VW vans so remind me of surfin' and the beach. Love the collage look and textures you created with your images.

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  79. Great card and tie die effect!

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  80. love the VW idea! very cute!

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  81. what a super fun card! love the vw stamp, I have a vw stamp but it's of the front only, I've wanted a whole image. Love the Hawaiian theme!

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  82. Flashback to the 60's with the "VW"beach van! Precious card and great colors.

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  83. Love the different patterns under the main van image...great card.

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  84. Fantastic card. I love your tie die texture on the kombi - amazing!

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  85. Love the van in this stamp set. Very nice card!

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  86. I love your VW van and the splats of water on it! An all around adorable beachy card!

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  87. What a fantastic card Allison. Love the background strips and the colors.

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  88. Very retro. I just love everything about this card.☺

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  89. Very awesome card!!! love it!

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  90. Yep beachy retro!!! Love it.

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  91. Gorgeous card!! Love the brushstroke background!

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  92. Fun blog hop and card ~ love the chevrons and paint swishes, and of course the tie-die van! :)

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  94. Great retro look... Love it!

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  95. Oh my gosh.. this is awesome! love the cool look of the card.

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  96. Love the painted background!!

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  97. What's not to love about this card?! It's fabulous in every way. The layout, the paint strokes, the splotchy van...I love it all.

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  98. fabulous designing Allison! LOVE your card!

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  99. Your card looks great, very detailed

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  100. Great card. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  101. Very fun card. Thanks for sharing.

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  102. Your card is adorable.

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  103. Love the tie-dyed van. Brings back memories!

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  104. Fantastic card!

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  105. I really like that stamp set. Thanks for sharing.

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  106. Great card, love the blendy effect on the van and the embellies you used.

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  107. This card is so awesome!! I am so glad I live in Southern California because I can go to the beach whenever (:

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  108. Great card! Love the caravan die and the artsy swooshes (I can feel the sun and wind in my hair)!

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  109. Your van is amazing!! loving this beach week an I have the weather here in Michigan for it this week yahoo great job that you all are doing loving all these cards♥

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  110. What a fun card. Love the palm trees and the VW bus. thanks for sharing.

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  111. So cute! I love the retro feel of this adorable card!

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  112. Oh my goodness, the caravan in this card is great! It totally makes the card!!

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  113. That background is amazing!!! Love it!

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  114. Great technique. I love the trendy feel of this card.

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  115. You are right on with the tie die for this bus! Very cute card. Ah, it brings back memories as I used to own one of these!

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  116. Love your card Allison! A combi van, oh yeah!

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  117. Absolutely LOVE the tie dyed look on the van. Great job!

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  118. Love the van, another reminder of my days of beach fun. Great cards!!!

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  119. What a fun card! I love the brushstrokes and washi in the background!

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  120. Yhsi card made me smile I use to have a VW van like that :-}

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  121. Beautiful card. Love the colors.

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  122. Oh my goodness your card is amazing! I love, love, love the colour combo and it makes me want to hop over and fly to Hawaii :)

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  123. Great card - - full of fun techniques.... an it really does look like the van is SPEEDING to get to the beach!

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  124. Love the card!! Would love to see a video of how you made it so amazing!!

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  125. This all came together perfectly!

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  126. Love the bright colors and the running car to go in a happy place. So fun card love it

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  127. Love the van, the colors are great!

    Chris L.

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  128. Oh, yeah.......I want one of those old VWs and take a trip!!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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  129. Fantastic card!! I love the background you created for that uber cool VW!!

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  130. Such a fun and colorful card!!

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  131. Pretty Awesome card! Love the ink effect on the van and the background stamping and the sequins. It all comes together perfectly!

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  132. Love this card, with the bling, and the background that says, let's go to the Beach!

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  133. Cute...VW Bus just screams surf's up!

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  134. Ally,

    I love the card..... the tye die vw just makes you think of the song. Everybody go surfing....... awesome.

    Felicita

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  135. So cute! Love that "tie dye" VW van!

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  136. Love the "tie dye" on the van, really makes this card pop...thanks for sharing your talent!

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  137. Love this set. Great job! TFS

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  138. I really like the caravan coloring!

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  139. This van is great! Love the bright colors and design!

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  140. Brings back memories from back in the good old days...lol

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  141. Blast from the past! Very cute card.

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  142. Sooo cute! Love the tie-dye effect.

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  143. My Uncle and family used to have a VW van! I was always so jealous.

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  144. This card brings back memories of my old VW bus. I love it... Jennifer Eby

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  145. Wow, truly artistic!

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  146. Love the retro look!

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  147. love all the elements of your card. each time I look at it I find something else. just adorable.

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  148. Super super fun card!! Love the van :)

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  149. Love that little camper. Cute card!!

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  150. Love the van!! Takes me back to the early 70's!!
    Thanks for the inspiration!

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  151. Such a great card. Thanks for explaining your technique.

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  152. Really love your card!

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  153. Cool card! Love the VW bus and how you "decorated" it.

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  154. Rocking the sixties with that van! Love it.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  155. Love the old bus. It so screams beach.

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  156. Love the tie-dye bus...so cute! Thanks.

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  157. Fabulous colors on your card!

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  158. Love your card, very hippy,nice colours too.

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  159. Love the Kombi van!!! Cool card!!! :)

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  160. Love that van! Reminds me of the hippy days with our VW van loaded to the gills!

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  161. I love your card- so hip, beachy cool!

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  162. peace signs on the van and you are ready to roll

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  163. Awwww I always wanted a VW camper! Love that card!

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  164. Cool tie die effect on your van. Cool (hip) card!

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  165. Cute card! I love the bright color of the VW Van.

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  166. Eeek oh, man, this is so 70s and Hawai'iana!!!!! Luvin' it!

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Thanks for brightening my day. I read each and every comment.
Hugs,
Ally.