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Guesting for the 52 Christmas Card Throwdown Challenge Blog…

Hi cardmakers and friends! I’m so honored to be the guest card designer at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown Challenge blog today! I love making cards this time of year and I love receiving them too!  I went with a clean and simple take to the challenge sketch!  So fun!

I was so tickled to find this die in my stash that so resembled all the circles!  So I die cut it 3 times, glued them together so it’d have a frosty, dimensional feel.  Cuz brrrrr  it’s gonna be cold outside! haha  It’s every other day in Iowa…in fact we can have all four seasons in one day!  haha  No snow yet though!

Shoot me now cuz, grrr, this poppystamps Scribble Snowflake Circle die is a discontinued one.  I will link up some other dies below that I think would work nicely for this type of card too!  I just kept finding more while looking HERE!  More ideas than I can handle! lol

 

I love the punch of the Robin’s Egg and Candy Necklace Bazzill colors with this NEW Celebrate Jotted Script die from Memory Box.  Links below.  The pattern paper is a woodgrain that’s available too! yay!

I hope you’ll click over to the challenge blog, make a Christmas card and link it up for this challenge!  It’s so fun to look through the stash to see what you can come up with for the sketch!  I want to see what you make!

Linking my card to some other challenges too…

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge – Let’s Get Ready for Christmas

Winter Wonderland Challenge – Anything Goes

Less Is More Challenge – #381 CASE card

The Merry Christmas Challenge – Anything Goes

ABC Christmas Challenge – V for very quick

Thanks for visiting my blog today and happy card making weekend to you!

Links below take you to the products I used to make this card…

Memory Box – 94074 Celebrate Jotted…
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Poppystamps – 2125 Whittle Wood…
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Memory Box – 94027 Peace Circle craft…
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Memory Box – 94089 Pinpoint Snowflake…
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Poppystamps – 2097 Seed Snowflake…
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Simple Stories Elm/Cream Ledger 12×12…
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Bazzill Card Shoppe – Robin’s Egg
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Bazzill Card Shoppe – Candy Necklace
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Neenah Classic Crest 110 LB SMOOTH…
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Sizzix – Big Shot Machine – White and…
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Sizzix – Big Shot Plus Machine -…
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Sizzix – Big Shot Express Machine…
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Sizzix – Big Shot Accessory – Tool…
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Sizzix Cutting Pads – standard
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Sizzix On the Edge Cutting Pads -…
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Sizzix Big Shot Plus CUTTING PADS…
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Sizzix – Accessory – Cutting Pad,…
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Sizzix – Extended Magnetic Platform…
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Sizzix – Accessory – Magnetic…
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Sizzix – Big Shot Plus – Accessory -…
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Tool Basics Flush Cutters – 5 inch…
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Retractable Paper Piercer / Pick -…
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Crystal Katana – placement tool by…
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Hallmark Scrapbook – TEFLON BONE FOLDER
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EK Success – EK Tools – Small…
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Tonic Studios Tim Holtz 8.5 Inch…
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Tonic Studios – Tim Holtz – 12.25…
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Tonic 12 INCH WIDE BASE GUILLOTINE…
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Lawn Fawn Stamp Shammy
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Scor-Pal – Scor-Pal Eighths Measuring…
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Scor-Pal MINI SCOR-BUDDY Scoring…
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Scotch ATG – Adhesive Applicator Gun…
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Scotch Adhesive Refill for Pink ATG…
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Ultrafine Tip Applicator Bottles 20ml…
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Lineco Neutral pH Adhesive – 4oz
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Mono Multi Liquid Glue
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adhesive pick-up square
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Scotch 3/4 inch Double-Sided Foam…
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Foam Mounting Tape – Scotch – 12.5 feet
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Scrapbook Adhesives 3D 217 WHITE FOAM…
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Scrapbook Adhesives 3D FOAM SQUARES…
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Scrapbook Adhesives THIN 3D 217 WHITE…
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Scrapbook Adhesives THIN 3D ADHESIVE…
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Avery Elle Stamp & Die Storage…
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Avery Elle Stamp & Die Storage…
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Tonic 14×14 inch Easy Clean Craft…
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Card Sketch · cards · Die Piecing · Distress Ink coloring · Fall · Memory Box · Poppystamps

NEW Memory Box Cottage Gate Frame Fall Card…

Hi everybody! Sharing a card with more NEW dies on it with you today! We all love Fall even the little critters! Looks like they’re having a convention on where’s the best dirt these days! haha

I die cut everything in Neenah Solar White 110# cardstock and ink blended with regular Distress ink pads and the mini ink blending tools. Gathered Twigs, Spiced Marmalade, Forest Moss, Wild Honey, Squeezed Lemonade and Rusty Hinge.

The extra acorns and leaves are cut from the Oak Leaf Swirl die.

I love the new Thankful Jotted Script die!  There is a backer die that comes with it too but I didn’t use it here. The squirrels are from a new poppystamps Busy Squirrel Trio die.  They do look busy!  We have a lot of squirrels around here and they can be pretty entertaining at times!

This is an A7 size card.  (5 in. x 7 in.)

Linking my thankful card to some challenges…

Craft Stamper Magazine Challenge – anything goes

Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge – make your mark

Thanks for stopping by on this pretty Fall day!

Here’s the dies and supplies I used to make this card… (The Oak Leaf Swirl is sold out now online and discontinued so I added links to the Finial Corner or Border that I think would work really nice with this Cottage Gate Frame too, sorry about that!) ETA Check your local stamp store.

Memory Box – 94077 Cottage Gate Frame…
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Poppystamps – 1985 Finial Corner…
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Poppystamps – 1984 Finial Border…
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Memory Box – 94076 Thankful Jotted…
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Poppystamps – 2075 Busy Squirrel Trio…
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Memory Box/Open Studio – 30087 Circle…
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Neenah Classic Crest 110 LB SMOOTH…
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Ranger Distress Mini Cube Inks – Open…
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Mini Ink Blending Tool *new* – 2…
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Mini Ink Blending Foam Refills – pkg…
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Sizzix – Big Shot Machine – White and…
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Sizzix – Big Shot Plus Machine -…
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Sizzix – Big Shot Express Machine…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Accessory – Tool…
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Sizzix Cutting Pads – standard
[ STR | SBC | SSS ]
Sizzix On the Edge Cutting Pads -…
[ STR | SSS | SBC ]
Sizzix Big Shot Plus CUTTING PADS…
[ SSS ]
Sizzix – Accessory – Cutting Pad,…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Sizzix – Extended Magnetic Platform…
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Sizzix – Accessory – Magnetic…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Plus – Accessory -…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Tool Basics Flush Cutters – 5 inch…
[ STR | SSS ]
Retractable Paper Piercer / Pick -…
[ STR | HLM | SSS ]
Crystal Katana – placement tool by…
[ STR | SSS ]
Hallmark Scrapbook – TEFLON BONE FOLDER
[ HLM | SSS ]
Embossing Heat Gun; Precision Heat…
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EK Success – EK Tools – Small…
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Tonic Studios Tim Holtz 8.5 Inch…
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Tonic Studios – Tim Holtz – 12.25…
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Tonic 12 INCH WIDE BASE GUILLOTINE…
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Lawn Fawn Stamp Shammy
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Mini MISTI – Most Incredible Stamp…
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MISTI Stamping Tool – The Most…
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Simon Says Accessories MISTI GRID…
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MISTI CREATIVE CORNERS Positioning…
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Scor-Pal – Scor-Pal Eighths Measuring…
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Scor-Pal MINI SCOR-BUDDY Scoring…
[ SSS | JGG ]
Scotch ATG – Adhesive Applicator Gun…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Scotch Adhesive Refill for Pink ATG…
[ SBC ]
Ultrafine Tip Applicator Bottles 20ml…
[ STR | SSS ]
Lineco Neutral pH Adhesive – 4oz
[ STR | BLIC ]
Mono Multi Liquid Glue
[ SBC | STR | SSS | HLM | BLIC ]
adhesive pick-up square
[ STR | SBC ]
Scotch 3/4 inch Double-Sided Foam…
[ STR | SSS ]
Foam Mounting Tape – Scotch – 12.5 feet
[ STR ]
Scrapbook Adhesives 3D 217 WHITE FOAM…
[ SSS | JGG ]
Scrapbook Adhesives 3D FOAM SQUARES…
[ SSS | SBC | JGG ]
Scrapbook Adhesives THIN 3D 217 WHITE…
[ SSS | HLM ]
Scrapbook Adhesives THIN 3D ADHESIVE…
[ SSS | HLM ]
Avery Elle Stamp & Die Storage…
[ STR | SSS | HLM ]
Avery Elle Stamp & Die Storage…
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Tonic 14×14 inch Easy Clean Craft…
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Card Sketch · cards · Christmas · Distress Ink coloring · Fall · Masculine · Printworks · rubber stamps · Watercolor

Printworks Collection and Day 6 Calling All Sentiment Stamps…

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Hi everyone! Day 6 of the Daily Marker Coloring Challenge and Kathy is wanting to see sentiment stamps!  Well… Printworks is all about the message!

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I made a 9×12 piece of watercolor paper with Printworks leaves all over it, embossed in Ranger Queens Gold embossing powder and watercolored with Distress ink refills, Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade, Peeled Paint, Crushed Olive and Broken China.  Heidi Swapp Gold spray for the spatters. HERE‘s the stamp images I used…

Linking up to CAS(E) this Sketch… I followed their sketch!

Linking up to The Paper Players Challenge…Count Your blessings/Thankful – my card was the winner! Thank you ladies!

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Linking up to the Double D Challenges…Give Thanks

 

I was hoping to have all 4 finished to post but it’s not looking good cuz the family is wanting to go fishing this afternoon cuz it’s so nice!  Fishing in November in Iowa!  Imagine!  I’m not fishing but I can help, I hope! lol  It’s always fun to watch the kids.

I used some of the new FALL stamps from Printworks on a couple cards last year too… HERE.  Gorgeous sentiments and images for Autumn.

Printworks has a convention in CA next weekend if you’re anywhere close, go! Wish I could be there! hehe  Anyway, here’s a couple sneaks of new images you’ll see there and online soon!

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Once again… ALL about the sentiment!  haha  Don’t you just love this!  I do, makes me happy!  I think these two stamps would make adorable gift tags too!  Memory Box ovals HERE and HERE.

Linking my ‘Cool Yule’ card to the Stamping Sensations Challenge – Christmas Greetings and Christmas Card Challenges – Christmas card

top3winnernewgraphic and The Heart Desires Challenge – Mad For Plaid

Linking up to Muse Christmas Visions Challenge…inspiration card (the deer head)

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This is Bailey!  Isn’t he the cutest ‘dog elf’ ever?!  The sentiment!!!  Isn’t it fabulous!  Printworks has thee funnest elf sentiments ever! and so much more!  Keep watching the site for the release and GO sign up for the newsletter, HERE,  so you’ll get the email with info and specials!  The tree was new last year.  I used it on a card HERE.

Colored with Zig Clean Color Brush markers and water-brush pen on watercolor paper.

Memory Box Stitched Rectangle Layers HERE.

Linking my Bailey card to the Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge – watercolor and Addicted To Stamps Challenge – Holiday

Happy coloring/card making everyone!  Thanks for stopping by and holler if you have a question and I love your comments!  I’ll be back soon!

Card Sketch · cards · copics · MFT · Spring

MFT Build-able Bouquet card…

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Hello Monday everyone! I started this card early last week but just didn’t get back to it until this morning.  I had to finish it before I could start anything else and be sure to be on time for the Time Out Challenges  – CASE With Your Own Twist challenge!   I made it! whew!

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge – Flowers

Happy Little Stampers Challenge – Anything Goes with Dies

CAS-usal Fridays Challenge – Birthday Girl

Time Out Challenges – CAS with the optional twist of purple

Seize the Birthday Challenge – birthday with the topping option, coloring

Dies R Us Challenge – Birthday

I used My Favorite Things Build-able Bouquet stamp set/die set, Inside and Out Stitch Rounded Rectangles, Distressed Patterns stamp set and sentiment from So Much Love stamp set.

I stamped with the MISTI, die cut, colored with Copic Sketch markers. I die cut the banner and then stuck it back in the die and cut again to make it shorter.

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Stamped the splatters in Picked Raspberry…inked the frame with Spun Sugar but there was Picked Raspberry already in the blending tool sponge.  Background is Salty Ocean.

Very fun!  Thanks gals for the fun challenge!  So fun to CASE Kay!  Thanks for stopping by stamping friends!  TTUL!

Linking to the products I used for this card… (in case you want to know) lol

Card Sketch · cards · CAS · Christmas · MFT · Washi Tape · Winter

MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge #276…

Pam Sparks CAS Cardinal Sketch

Hi! ok, so a blogging friend, Sandy keeps posting cute Christmas cards so she influenced me to think Christmas for this sketch! hehe She collects the cutest little figurines!!! Her name is ‘linky’ if you wanna go see.

This is my 2nd take on the sketch…I thought I was short on time because that’s pretty normal for me but it worked out that I had time today after-all so I made it over and I’m happier with the inking on this one.

Here’s the first one…

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I added the polka dot washi tape so I could link it up to the polka dot challenge at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge blog.

Here’s the MFT Sketch Challenge.  I thought it was pretty clever to use the twine for the band in the sketch.. hehe

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Over on the Muse Christmas Visions Challenge blog, I was inspired by the holly paper, the white sentiment panel and the cluster of florals.

So I’m back with my love of kraft, red, green and white!  Happy day!  Hey, at least it’s not Christmas yet!  whew!

Thanks for the visit and best wishes for the week anyway! lol

Shopping Links to the supplies I used to make these cards…

Card Sketch · cards · Distress Ink coloring · Doohickey's Dies · Magnolia · Memory Box · Paper Smooches · Spring

Muse Challenge, Memory Box and Paper Smooches…

Pam Sparks April Showers Umbrella

Hi everybody!  yep, it’s raining here and it’s our youngest daughter’s birthday which got me to thinking about cards and the Muse Challenge that I’ve been wanting to jump in on this week!

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I love Michele’s card and was inspired by her element popped up in the corner of the rectangle.  I left my rectangle kinda big cuz I didn’t want to cut off that much of the die but I kinda wish I would’ve now.  Oops, I added a layer and forgot the sentiment was on a banner. I should’ve sent myself the picture and had it up on my phone I guess.  Can’t trust my brain! lol

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I used some dies I haven’t used very much so that was fun.

The Umbrella is from Magnolia Sweden (I don’t see it in stock in any of the US online stores, you can probably order it directly from Magnolia Sweden though)… the scallop stitched rectangle is from My Favorite Things… the rain background and stitched rectangle are Memory Box and the boots are from Paper Smooches. I stamped the boots with Evergreen Bough Distress Ink on the mini MISTI.  I stamped and cut out a mask and inked the inside of the boots with Evergreen Bough and Hickory Smoke Distress Inks.

 

The next card I made for stamp club here.  The theme was April Showers Bring May Flowers, so puddles with splashes just seemed like fun!  All the stamps and the die are from Paper Smooches. The stitched rectangle die is Memory Box.  The polka dot paper is My Favorite Things, the Lollipop and Cookie Monster layer and card-base are Taylored Expressions.

 

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and a close up … splish splash…

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It’s interesting to see the difference in the background colors of the photos.  The welcome Spring card pictures were from Friday a.m. when the sun was shining… the umbrella card was late afternoon today with no sun but plenty of light.

Both cards are A-2 size.

Thanks for looking at my Spring cards! I appreciate it!  Have a good week!

Here’s shopping links to what I used…

Card Sketch · cards · CAS · Christmas · Die Piecing · Memory Box · Peerless WC · rubber stamps · Taylored Expressions · Watercolor

Freshly Made Sketches #200 – A Celebration…

 

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I made two cards for the Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #200 yesterday… here’s the sketch, I turned it horizontal on both of my cards and the twist is to keep your project clean-lined and fresh!

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Here’s hoping I succeeded! : )  Lots of great prizes from great sponsors for the celebration!

A close up photo of the poinsettia…

 

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My 2nd card for the challenge…using Peerless Watercolors for the presents.

 

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The Border die is from Taylored Expressions and the sentiment is from Winnie and Walter. At first I just thought of this border die for birthdays but I really like it for Christmas too!

 

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and a close up photo…I did use the MISTI to stamp the merry Christmas.

 

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Thanks for the fun challenge ladies…tons of ppl linking up, so if you have some time, check out all the inspiration over there!

Thanks again stamping friends for coming over to see what I’ve been up to!  ‘preciate it! TTUL!

Supplies I used for the cards…

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