Thursday, December 8, 2011

MCT 12 Days of Christmas ~ Day #8

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

Okay, so for the sake of full disclosure, I was totally planning on posting something else (mini recipe album) today, but I haven’t been feeling well. I did come up with a card for today and I have to say that it’s very different from what I’m used to doing, but I totally like it.

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If you can’t tell, it’s clear! I really didn’t want to do a lot of extra embellishing (Do I ever?) because I really wanted the base of the card to be a focal point of sorts. It’s a standard A2 sized card. I ordered a designer paper pack from Stampin’ Up a while ago and this was in the pack. When I ordered it, I didn’t realize two of the sheets were acetate. I figured I would never used them, but a little light bulb went off and I’m glad I went with it.

Because it’s clear, you have to adhere mats to the inside for a message. But, I didn’t want my adhesive to be seen on the back, so I adhered a 3.375” x 5” mat to the back  of the card and then ANOTHER to the inside of the card. If none of this makes any kind of sense, let me know in the comments and I will make this card on video as soon as I feel better.

For the front, I adhered a 2.5” x 4.25” patterned mat the the front of the card with Zots.  Again, I did not want the adhesive to be seen, so I used my Fiskars Apron Lace border punch and punched two 2.25” wide strips. I secured them to the inside of the base to cover the Zots. My patterned paper is from the Merry Christmas collection from Echo Park. I used My Creative Time’s, “Gift Card Sentiments,” for my sentiment. I am so in love with the font Emma used for this set. I am a big fan of writing in cursive, and when I was a student, I always had the best handwriting. I think I won best handwriting from 5th until 8th grade. All the girls with pretty handwriting were jealous, I know it. Anyway, my sentiment was stamped on a Fancy Frame die cut, also from My Creative Time. I used Cherry Cobbler ink from Stampin’ Up. It’s probably my favorite red ink at the moment. To finish the card up, I took some dark green grosgrain and tied a bow! Easy peasy!

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142 comments :

  1. Love the color choices!
    Slatsinhi@yahoo.com

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  2. I love this card, very pretty! Hope you feel better soon! And thanks for sharing!
    lindagk23ataoldotcom

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  3. Love the touch the acetate adds. Very elegant card. Gloria Contreras
    Gloriaandmickey@yahoo.com

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  4. Hope you're back to feeling well really soon. Love the card.

    Tina
    aurathentic@gmail.com

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  5. This is very cute and creative even though you don't feel well. Feel better soon.

    nellessenconcrete@yahoo.com

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  6. WOW TRELL! THIS IS ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS!!!!!!!! OMG! I CAN'T STOP STARING AT IT!!! LOL.... AWESOME JOB MY FRIEND! PRETTY DARN PERFECT FOR SOMEONE WHO ISN'T FEELING WELL!;)
    BIG HUGE GET WELL HUGS!
    EMMA;)

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  7. Cute, love the touch of acetate.
    angel hugs
    Debby
    angels5.2005 at gmail dot com

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  8. So thankful for those little light bulbs!

    Dorcas
    dtroche@bellsouth.net

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  9. Very cute card ... hope you feel better soon!!

    pruttybird at comcast dot net

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  10. Trell, sorry to hear you are under the weather. I missed you yesterday. :( Hope you feel better soon! Your voice in your writing always brings a smile to my face! Thanks for being you!!! And I'm sure all the girls were jealous of your handwriting....hehehehe Oh, and your card is fabulous!
    Hugs,
    georgifelix at verizon dot net

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  11. Love it! Trell hope you are feeling better soon!
    janiceaeschliman.blogspot.com

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  12. Sorry you're not feeling well. Love the card! Acetate cards are so striking to me, and you did an awesome job on this one. tamiwb1234 at aoldotcom

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  13. Your card is gorgeous!!

    Hugs!
    Luvscrappingtogether at gmail dot com

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  14. Love the card, i have always wanted to work with acetate but havent yet, you are incouraging me to do so. Hope you get feeling better!
    veronica from western NY
    familyofscrappers2004@yahoo.com

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  15. I love you card so classy and elegant!! TFS

    alvinadiaz@msn.com
    alvinascreations.blogspot.com

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  16. i love these clear cards! been seeing them alot this year. Great job on this card!!
    babi96 at aol dot com

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  17. so creative!!

    trawat1972@gmail.com

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  18. Sorry your under the weather, would love to see a tutorial when you get to feeling better!! Never done the acetate cards, very cute!

    miller896042 at bellsouth dot net

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  19. Very pretty & chic looking! Love it
    :)Amy
    amyscraftingspace.blogspot.com
    amy.arnold89@comcast.net

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  20. Love your card, very elegant!

    Hope you get to feeling better real soon.

    TFS
    jashmore1944@att.net

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  21. I am so loving the clear card! The colors are a great addition to this beautiful card!!
    Thanks for sharing and hope you feel better soon :)
    jessica
    chick-n-scrap.blogspot.com
    eschfamily@yahoo.com

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  22. ooooh... this card looks super cool! awesome job!

    Jamie
    http://oohlalapaperie.blogspot.com

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  23. Beautiful card Trell sorry your feeling under the weather.
    win_or_lose52@hotmail.com
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  24. I'm glad your feeling some better Trell! This card is so elegant and gorgeous! Love the colors and that its clear! I've always wanted to try one but have just been to chicken hee hee! Yours turned out perfect! Hugs, Leanne

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  25. Sorry that you are not feeling well. I totally love your card. These papers just make a simple card look so wonderful. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

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  26. Pretty card...love the acetate!
    Hope you are feeling better soon.
    croptilludrop23@gmail.com

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  27. Take care. Nice job on the card.
    craftmethis@gmail.com

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  28. what an elegant card! love it and the colors!!

    thanks for sharing!
    brwneyes46@gmail.com

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  29. Awesome card....so beautiful!

    Lori
    Bloggin The Crafts
    lori at true dungeon dot com

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  30. very pretty love the colors you used looks classy
    TFS
    olivervl at yahoo dot com

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  31. Love this clear card!
    So different.
    Feel better!
    janette09@comcast.net

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  32. beautiful card!!!


    roisemini@gmail.com
    www.scraplovingminis.blogspot.com

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  33. Love your work!!

    Christina Coen

    christina.coen@gmail.com

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  34. I love this card...love the acetate!
    Thanks for sharing, feel better soon!
    papercreations_bytricia (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  35. What a pretty card! I love the clear cards and really want to try them!

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  36. Very pretty card. Hope you feel better :)

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  37. I'm loving these clear cards. I'm going to have to try and make some. This one is very nice. Smooches... Felicia - frankleecrafts [at] gmail [dot] com

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  38. I'm loving these clear cards. I'm going to have to try and make some. This one is very nice. Smooches... Felicia - frankleecrafts [at] gmail [dot] com

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  39. very cleaver great job TFS!!!

    cathie
    scraphappycat@gmail.com

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  40. beautiful!!! TFS hope you feel better!!!
    gloria
    esquivel865@yahoo.com

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  41. Great card! I'm always intimidated by the clear cards, but this looks fabulous! mprantner at gmail dot com

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  42. What a very pretty card! TFS CallyAnn
    callyannc@live.com

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  43. Nice job on your acrylic card!

    Julie L.
    jlearned at charter dot net

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  44. Clearly I love this card!! It is super cute. And the colors are beautiful!!

    at home ink at q dot com

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  45. Simple and pretty....love it;0)
    Hope you feel better soon:)

    bex@
    http://kawaiikrafts.blogspot.com/

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  46. This turned out just terrific. Hope you feel better! Thankyou. teachermom5@gmail.com

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  47. Beautiful card.

    Leslie

    cascrapper at gmail dot com

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  48. Very creative card! I hope you're feeling better soon.
    tcsobotka at charter dot net

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  49. Your acetate card is totally awesome! I love how it turned out! I hope you feel 100% soon! Take care! Hugs- Glora

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  50. Very pretty card.
    Mrodriguez860@hotmail.com

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  51. That is a gorgeous card trell!!! Linda harris Lsunflower58@aol.com

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  52. This card is totally awesome. I love that it is clear. Great work.
    kidshomelove at yahoo.com

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  53. Very cute, hope you get to feeling better.

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  54. Very pretty card!

    kissmyjen at gmail.com
    justcreativeme.blogspot.com

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  55. What did we ever do before clear cards came along. Love it.

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  56. Beautiful card.
    Candy
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  57. Love this clear Christmas card. TFS Lisa - elwalten@aol.com

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  58. Totally awesome that it's clear! I never would've thought to create something like this. I love the colors you decided to use.

    I hope you feel better soon! Sending well wishes your way :)

    Thanks for sharing!
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  59. So very nice love the colors. Feel better soon.
    F.U.N.
    Bobbi
    P.S. my 14 year old daughter said your coco pocket was cool.

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  60. Really great Trell. I LOVE the clear cards, awesome! Hugs, Cathryn :)

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  61. So great that it's clear. I would never of thought of doing that. TFS!!

    I hope you get to feeling better soon.

    kwillis_15 at yahoo dot com

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  62. Cute card, your bow looks perfect.
    SewSweetNCrafty.blogspot.com

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  63. Keep up the great work you are doing.
    LindaB
    top2kop@hotmail.com

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  64. I love the card. Never thought of using acetate but it worked. Hope you feel better soon. Regina
    regina95370@sbcglobal.net

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  65. This card is so elegant! You did a beautiful job!! Perfect paper and ribbon choice!! :)

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  66. I really love the clear cards just need the ambition to do this myself.
    mbchoj at aol dot com

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  67. Wow cute card.

    Debbie B.
    debbiebutcher at comcast dot net

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  68. Beautiful job on your card. The stripe paper is perfect for the simple dot acetate. Did it come with the dots or did you stamp them? Love it! Feel better soon!
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  69. Beuatiful card Trell! I have never used that clear stuff but this makes me want to try it out!

    Tracy M

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  70. I love these colors. What a great idea. Love it.
    Hugs,
    Kathy
    http://the3esblog.blogspot.com/

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  71. I love this! Very cute - hope you are feeling better.

    mimi2trentdrew.blogspot.com

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  72. I like this card...simple but elegant! Thanks for sharing and hope you feel better soon!! ninadee@sbcglobal.net

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  73. Really cute. I love the colors.

    Jan
    bearycreativecrafts@gmail.com

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  74. Fabulous! Acetate is neat looking. TFS joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

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  75. What a great card! Love the clear front. :)
    Suzanne suzyq28024@gmail.com

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  76. I LOVE THIS CARD...VERY ELEGANT AND SIMPLE...HOPE YOU FEEL BETTER!!

    Mickey
    mickeysworld01@comcast.net

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  77. love it!! what cute colors! parkernana5@cox.net

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  78. Feeling under the weather hasn't effected your awesome creativity. This card is BEAUTIFUL!!! Hope your feel better real soon. Thank you so much for giving us your best no matter what!!! Hugz:)
    DevinTaylorCreations@gmail.com

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  79. this is a beautiful card. i love the use of the acetate.

    tammi_amata@ameritech.net

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  80. Oh how I love this card!!! I don't usually like the clear cards, but this one is so elegant! I'm sorry you are under the weather, I pray that you will soon feel better!!
    bsl60atembarqmaildotcom

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  81. Love the simplicity and the color scheme!! Great job. Hope you feel better soon.

    hugs
    Cassandra

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  82. I love your card! Simple is just as beautiful as elaborate!

    Ashley
    ScrappinAsh at gmail dot com

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  83. Love this card....hope u feel better soon!


    Denise J.
    drjohnson0526@gmail.com

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  84. I love acetate cards - thanks for sharing - dsebby404@yahoo.com

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  85. so cute .. love it!


    rebecca_k81 at hotmail dot com

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  86. Very cute! Denise. Queenbee.speigle@gmail.com

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  87. Beautiful card!! Hope you feel better soon!
    Sherrie K
    http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

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  88. Very elegant and unique. Hope you feel better.
    thomasjeri55atyahoodotcom

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  89. Beautiful card, love the colors!

    megan.saxe@gmail.com

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  90. Beautiful card!! I have been wanting to try a clear card for some time now! Thanks for the inspiration!

    javajen1 at hotmail dot com

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  91. Great card - TFS

    Carol W.
    workmanscraps(at)gmail(dot)com

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  92. Nice card. Hope you feel better. TFS
    Evelyn
    evl14512@gmail.com

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  93. Your card is so cute. I love the colors and the clear paper. Thank you for sharing.
    brittmartin1288@yahoo.com

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  94. love the colors
    mygypsierose@sbcglobal.net

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  95. Card is so cute even though your under the weather. Feel Better soon
    Thanks for sharing
    Shanna
    Gracesonnawilson@gmail.com

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  96. Very interesting and cute card! Feel better soon.
    Pam at
    http://craftycards4u2.blogspot.com/

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  97. Wonderful job!!!

    Kim
    kpedersen44@yahoo.com

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  98. Very pretty! Thanks for sharing.


    Danielle
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  99. Your Christmas card is so pretty and I love the colors you used!!

    bolvera66@yahoo.com

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  100. Very clever using the acitate,it gives a whole new spin on the outcome. Love the card stock colors you chose to use!

    Debbie H.

    niteowlis at clear dot net

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  101. I like the way you incorporated the clear piece.
    marg0006verizon.net

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  102. All your projects have been so great, and wonderful ideas. Thanks, shanasewing@yahoo.com

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  103. Beautiful card - I love that you used an acetate card base! TFS
    hugs, Jenn
    smile4jenn at hotmail dot com

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  104. Great card! Hope you are feeling better!
    Tracy
    jtg0398 at sbcglobal dot net

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  105. First, hope you're feeling better soon - second, I love the idea of a clear card...I'm gonna have to try that.


    christinescreativecards@gmail.com

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  106. very pretty! i love it!
    Cyndy
    arcy.scraps@gmail.com

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  107. This looks so cool! LOVE the clear base!

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

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  108. Great idea. I love the paper it is perfect for the Holidays - reminds me of a candy cane. Great job.
    Thanks for sharing.
    terri_ski at yahoo dot com

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  109. Really cute. I love the colours. Amazing project.
    thejanner@xcelco.on.ca

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  110. Great card!
    qtme2003 at yahoo dot ca

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  111. Trell love your card!surfnfroggie at aol dot com

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  112. I love clear cards!!! Yours is just beautiful!!! TFS
    hugs,
    joni

    arcocha at yahoo dot com

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  113. Love your Card! Very Creative! :0)
    cindymarshall63 at hotmail dot com

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  114. your card turned out great! i've been wanting to try making clear cards!

    rissaflor atyahoo dotcom

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  115. Great project can't wait to see more.

    Tonya
    tonya dot morgan at gmail dot com

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  116. Love the how the acetate looks.
    SewSweetNCrafty.blogspot.com

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  117. WOW!!! very pretty

    Micia
    yellowbirdcreation@gmail.com

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  118. Love the card. I've never used acetate before, it's looks very cool!


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  119. Love the twist on this card. It's very elegant and I love the paper. deegeescraps at gmail dot com

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  120. Awesome card, love the clear background
    Kathy
    Katsews at Gmail dot com

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  121. OMG love it--------looks so awesome

    scrapente@hotmail.com

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  122. Oh my, your acetate card is GORGEOUS!! Thanks for the chance to win..

    Scrappy hugs,
    Amanda :0)
    amandascraftsandmore(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  123. pretty pretty card! love the dots the vibrant colors and the sentiment


    Luanne
    myfootahead at gmail dot com
    craftersreference.blogspot.com

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  124. LOVE the use of the acetate! Very classy!!
    TFS
    Peace & Joy to You & Yours this Holiday Season!
    Kathie
    Kathlee154@gmail.com

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  125. Really great job on this! Love it.
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    Robin
    thecricutscrapper at yahoo dot com

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  126. Very pretty card! TFS.

    coupondenise at live dot com

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  127. I really like how the acetate looks on your card! It's perfect! Hope you're feeling back to your old crafty self now!

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  128. Cute card--I like the stripes and polka dots.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  129. Really great card.
    sarah.quillen@gmail.com

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  130. love the colors!!

    candace

    scrappin2littleprincesses.blogspot.com

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  131. Love your card! I REALLY LOVE the ribbon...super pretty. TFS :)
    fmadera75@gmail.com

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  132. This is AWESOME...unexpected and AWESOME!!!!

    Hope you are feelingbetter!!!

    hugs,
    Sarah
    liveloveandscrap@hotmail.com

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  133. Trell, these projects for the 12 days of Chistmas are just stunning and this one is my fav! I just love the clear base.
    Judy

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