Friday, December 2, 2011

MCT 12 Days of Christmas ~ Day #2

Hello everyone! If you arrived here from Tracy’s blog, you’re on the right track. If not, start at Emma’s blog here: My Creative Time.

We’re on day two and I’m here today with a card. With the exception of the card that I made today, this card came together relatively fast. The only hiccup occurred when my scallop border punch broke, but I came up with a solution to save the design! I know this a nontraditional card, but this is how it popped up in my head and I just went with it!

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Here are the details/directions:

  • Cut cardstock to form a standard A2 base and score at 5.5.” Stamp card base with background stamp using watermark ink. I used VersaMark Dazzle in Frost.  The polka dot stamp is a wood mounted stamp I got from Hobby Lobby.
  • Cut a 2.25” x 5.5” mat from patterned paper. I printed this paper from the Mr. Frosty Pattern Cartridge for the Imagine.
  • In a coordinating color of cardstock (I used Hawaiian Shores from Papertrey Ink.) , trim cardstock to 1” x 6” and punch with a scalloped border punch. As I mentioned, mine broke, so I got my Gypsy and found the scallop I used in Accent Essentials. I sized them to 3.16” x .41” and I welded three together. I copied it to make two. After you cut your scalloped borders, adhere them on each sides on the back of your patterned mat. I try my best to line my scallops up so they are even on both sides and then I trim the excess with paper snips.
  • The rosette is made with two strips of 1.25” x 12” patterned paper,. Again, I printed my pattern from Mr. Frosty. Score at ever .5” Ink edges with Tea Dye Distress Ink using blending tool. After I adhered my rosette, I took my snips and “distressed” the surface of the rosette.
  • I cut the holly image from Winter Woodland. It’s found on page 41. I filled it with patterns from Mr. Frosty. I cut a scalloped circle in felt from My Creative Time to create a medallion for my embellishment.
  • Tie ribbon down the center of your patterned mat and tie it in a bow. Trim ends. Adhere mat to card base with dimensional adhesive. I used Stampin’ Dimensionals because I like the smaller thickness for this type of application.
  • Stamp sentiment on tag. I used Mixed Holiday Sentiments from My Creative Time. My ink is Melon Mambo from Stampin’ Up. Thread twine through tag. Loop one end around bow knot and thread through button. Thread other end through button and tie in a bow to secure.
  • Adhere rosette to center of card and round bottom corners of the card with .5” setting on Corner Chomper.

I know this sounds very involved, but it really isn’t, lol! I like my instructions to be thorough. AND, I made a video, but I still sounded horrible, but I am going to shoot it again so check back later.

ETA: Okay, so the video is lot longer than I planned, and I am self admittedly scatterbrained, but here’s the vid. It’s my first time, don’t be too hard on me. I gotta practice!! Also, the noise is from my camera, I don’t know why it does it, but I’m getting another one AND, I didn’t zoom enough, but again, this was my first time.

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160 comments :

  1. Super cute! Great job as always. Looking forward to seeing what else you have created in the days ahead.

    Tonya
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  2. What a cute card! I love that it's non-traditional because although traditional is great, it's fun to think outside the box and do something different. It turned out wonderful!

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  3. Trell, I love it when you "just go with it" :) This is so merry and bright and I totally love it! Sorry about your scalloped border punch but you rectified the situation beautifully! Beautiful, fresh and fun idea, tfs!

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  4. WOW!!! I AM SOOOO LOVING YOUR NON TRADITIONAL CARD!!! IT'S VERY BRIGHT & JUST "PERFECT"!!! GREAT JOB MY FRIEND!
    BIG HUGE HUGS,
    EMMA;)

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  5. Great card! You really do think outside the box.
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  6. very pretty, love the dp... love it

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  7. Super sweet idea, lovin all the great ideas.
    shanasewing@yahoo.com

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  8. WOW! I really love the colors!! Perfect!! :)

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  9. Very cute card. Love the paper :)

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  10. Super cute, I am really getting into making the rosettes.
    angel hugs
    Debby
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  11. Very nice job.
    LindaB top2kop@hotmail.com

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  12. This is gorgeous, I just love your creativity!

    mzcherub at gmail dot com

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  13. The creativity you exhibit Trell is spectacular!!!! Way to go with your card!

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  14. What a fun and beautiful card!!! I love that it is non traditional, but still has all the Christmas cheer to it! Mr. Frosty is on my wish list, love that cart!! Looking forward to your video!
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  15. Awesome card....I Love the colors you chose to use!!
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  16. who says pink isnt christmas?? hehe love your card! especially your quick thinking for the scalloped border! looking forward to seeing more projects from you :) your newest follower, cyndy

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  17. So pretty!! I love the rosette!
    Tracy
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  18. super super cute! i love the rosette!


    Jamie
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  19. This is so pretty, Trell! I love the colors you used!

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  20. What great colors! Very pretty. tamiwb1234 at aoldotcom

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  21. I like how this looks. Great idea.

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  22. Great colors, thanks for the instructions!

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  23. beautiful card!!! love the colors

    rosiemini@gmail.com
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  24. so pretty love the colors, really cute.
    olivervl@yahoo.com

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  25. Love the card...the colors go so nicely together!

    orjm79@yahoo.com

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  26. I am loving the colors on this card! Great job Trell!! Looks fabulous!

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  27. Adorable. I love the colors of the paper. Great card. Thanks for the details on the card.

    Thanks for sharing.
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  28. Lovely card, love the great colors and your design!
    TFS

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  29. Love the card. Especially the bright colors that you used. Great job!!

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  30. very pretty, I love it.

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  31. I love non-traditional colors - so I think this is great! Good job!

    housesbuiltofcards@gmail.com
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  32. Beautiful card! LOVE the bright colors and pretty design!
    Sherrie K
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  33. Love the colors and all the work WOW.
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  34. omg this is adorable...TFS!!!!

    cathie
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  35. What a pretty card! TFS!

    Lori
    Bloggin the crafts
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  36. Very cute card ! Love the colors.

    Denise J.
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  37. Love the colors. And the rosette is really cute! Thank for the idea.

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  38. Cute card! I love rosettes - they add so much to everything.

    Niki
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  39. oh my! by this being such a non traditional card is what makes it an awesome card!! love it!! what a great idea!! thanks for sharing!

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  40. This is such a beautiful card. I love the colors and the polka dot background is super cute! The rosette is my favorite!

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  41. Adorable card! Wonderful ideas and lots of new blogs I can subscribe to. This is just awesome! I can't say that enough!

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  42. So pretty. Love the non traditional colors. Great job :)

    hugs
    Cassandra

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  43. So pretty, love the colors you used for this card.

    Leslie

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  44. Love your Christmas Card! So different. Awesome Job! Love It! :0)
    cindymarshall63 at hotmail dot com

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  45. WOW...this is just BEAUTIFUL! I love the colors and papers you used!

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  46. Love it!!! Great job!!!

    Alina
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  47. EEK! I LOVE it!!!! I ♥ non traditional colors!!!

    ♥ Nikki ♥

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  48. Great card! Whether it's traditional or not, it's good!
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  49. I love the "non-traditional" colors!! Makes for a very fun card! Such beautiful detail!!

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  50. What a beautiful card, love the rosette.

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  51. Very joyfull card, TFS

    alvinadiaz@msn.com
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  52. Love your colors,so pretty!!

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  53. Simply adorable!!

    Mickey

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  54. Great card! Love the rosette! mprantner at gmail dot com

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  55. This is so cute! I love all the colors!
    Deb c
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  56. Love the card.
    Such pretty colors:0)
    Glad you made the MCT design team:0)

    bex@
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  57. I like your thorough instructions! I also like the non traditional type of card you made...very beautiful job!
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  58. Love the papers you used on your card. Great job!

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  59. Very sweet and detailed.

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  60. As always V, your cards are beautiful.

    hugs

    Nancy

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  61. Love all the bright colors! great card

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  62. This is such a ute one!

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  63. Beautiful! You always do such a nice job! Denise queenbee.speigle@gmail.com

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  64. So cute, especially love the rosette. Great job. Thank you. teachermom5@gmail.com

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  65. I love your non traditional card!!! It turned out great Trell!!! Linda Harris Lsunflower58@aol.com

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  66. Your card may be non-traditional colors, but, I just love how bright and happy it is. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

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  67. I love your non-traditional color Christmas card. I think it's great to use out of the ordinary colors. Thanks for sharing.

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  68. Love the Non traditional colors card. You're too funny, no I don't want to do important things I should be doing...no I don't wanna!!!! Happy crafting. TFS joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

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  69. Very pretty! Love the color combos!
    Shelly
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  70. Love the cards, especially the colors!

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  71. Your cards are beautiful. Keep doing the videos. We all have to start somewhere.

    Jan
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  72. I like non traditional cards. All the colours are very effective. Great job.
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  73. Love the cards and the colors. Thanks for sharing.

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  74. Your cards are beautiful!! Love the color combinations!

    Hugs,
    Saundra
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  75. Very pretty cards - love the papers you chose!!

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  76. Beautiful cards and you did great for your first video. Thank you!
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  77. Very colorful and fun.... you did a super job on it.

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  78. These are beautiful cards ... great job.

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  79. Such cute cards. Thank you for sharing.

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  80. cute card - always looking for card ideas - thanks for sharing - dsebby404@yahoo.com

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  81. I love the look of these cards, very cool. thanks for sharing!

    Just julie
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  82. I like the maroon and forest green together, very rich in color

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  83. Love the colors. So pretty
    Pat
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  84. Super card - thank you for sharing and the video!

    Carol W.
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  85. your cards are beautiful! great job!

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  86. Great cards. Great to see 2 different cards with the same layout. Love the colors on both of them.
    Ashley
    glamoroussideofscrapping@gmail.com
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  87. Your card is Fabulous!!! Great colors. Looking forward seeing more of your projects. Hugz:)

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  88. Just love your non traditional Christmas card!! The colors are amazing! Your card is too Cute!!

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  89. I love the color combinations you used on the cards.
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  90. very pretty card! love the rosettes and colors.

    Luanne
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    craftersreference.blogspot.com

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  91. Cute card!
    Great job on video.
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  92. Super cute card. Love the colors you used and the sentiment is great.
    Candy
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  93. Love your cards Trell great job on them :)
    win_or_lose52@hotmail.com
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  94. Love both of your cards! That colour of blue on the first one is soooo pretty - I LOVE that ribbon!
    Thanks for sharing!
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  95. Wowsers! Love them! TFS!

    Kris in Alaska
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  96. non-traditional cards are awesome!! LOVE your cards!! the colors are bright and happy! Doris
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  97. Sooo cute! Thanks for the chance to win! lclass003 atgmaildotcom

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  98. Sooo cute! You make a great video- do more please! I became a follower because I loved your style so much!
    Thanks for the chance to win! lclass003 atgmaildotcom

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  99. Trell these are beautiful cards and I love the video. You did a great job for you first time

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  100. I really love the blue and pink card.
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  101. LOVE your cards!!
    They are beautiful :)
    TFS
    jessica
    chick-n-scrap.blogspot.com
    eschfamily@yahoo.com

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  102. Beautiful card and I love the colors! Thanks so much for sharing! lindagk23ataoldotcom

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  103. I absolutely LOVE the first card with the non-traditional colors!! And the video is great!!

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  104. Cute cards. Love all the fun colors. Regina
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  105. Awesome job on your card! Loved when you said you and the glue fight-- I fight with mine sometimes, too! Thanks for sharing!

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  106. love these! so different!

    candace
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  107. I just love the colors in the first card. Great job.
    Kathy
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  108. Love all of the different colors you used and those rosettes are awesome!!
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    Robin
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  109. I love rosettes and I am so not good at them. Sigh. I'm so glad I found this post.

    dorcas
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  110. Love the colors and the pattern combos you used!
    gallionlori at gmail dot com

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  111. Love the color palette in these cards. TFS
    Evelyn
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  112. Great card-like the non-traditional colors!
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  113. very nice card! I think it is great use of different tools and not the same ole look.

    thanks for sharing,
    Kim

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  114. Love the rosettes - really pretty cards!
    :)Amy
    amyscraftingspace.blogspot.com
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  115. I love the colors you used it's nice to see someone put colors together
    Great Job TFS
    Shanna
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  116. Cute card,TFS
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  117. Love the rosette! beautiful card!

    kastenc at sbcglobal dot com

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  118. Love the colors you chose!!

    Christina

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  119. Pretty cards and great video. Sorry your punch broke :0( Thanks for sharing.

    Danielle
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  120. Nice job. I love the color combos.
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  121. preety cards love the cariety of colors!

    Debbie H.

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  122. Pretty cards...great job!
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  123. Love the cards and the colors!! Lisa - elwalten@aol.com

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  124. soo cute, love the colours!

    rebecca_k81 at hotmail.com

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  125. So cute, great video!

    Debbie B.
    debbiebutcher at comcast dot net

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  126. What wonderful cards! I love that you listed the directions!

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  127. Perfect cards!! I love all the colors!

    Ashley
    ScrappinAsh at gmail dot com

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  128. Love this idea. Gloria C
    Gloriaandmickey@yahoo.com

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  129. Cute card. I enjoyed the video too.

    Sue
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  130. Both of your cards are so beautiful and your video was very helpful.. Thanks for the chance to win..

    Scrappy Hugs,
    Amanda :0)
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  131. Very cute cards--I like the papers and the rosettes.
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  132. Oh my gosh! I have to scrap lift! Love it! Callyann
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  133. Oh so pretty. Thanks for the video.
    kidshomelove at yahoo.com

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  134. omgz..love this!
    Melissakc1@yahoo.com

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  135. The cards are great, Love the rosettes. You vid was great too!!
    Pam at
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  136. Both of the cards are super cute. I love the first one with the non traditional christmas colors! Great job.

    Kim
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  137. Beautiful cards - great colour choices! TFS
    hugs, Jenn
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  138. Wow this is beautiful. Love the little rosette you used.
    jeria22@yahoo.com tfs!

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  139. Beautiful!!! Love the rosettes!!! TFS
    hugs,
    joni

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  140. beautiful cards! :)

    Micia
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  141. Love the colors on your card, so pretty!!


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  142. Pretty cards! TFS.

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  143. Love your cards, i a am a big fan of your work.
    Kathy
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  144. lvoe both color schemes!

    -- dalis
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  145. What a breathtaking card!
    TFS
    Peace & Joy to You & Yours this Holiday Season!
    Kathie
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  146. Fun and beautiful cards.
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  147. LOVE THE COLORS!!! Your projects are amazing!!! TFS :)
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  148. The colors are AMAZING!!! LOVE YOUR BOWS...they are perfect!!!

    hugs,
    Sarah
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