Saturday, October 3, 2015

Happy World Card Making Day! - 8 am EDT - Jill





Happy World  Card Making Day!

Since I love geography, we'll be seeing the Challenge Team throughout the day based on their location in the United States from east to west! Say hello to Jill Dewey Hawkins who hails from the Chicagoland area.

This is the third of nine posts on this blog today (every two hours from 4 am EDT to 8 pm EDT) where the MFT Challenge & Inspiration Team and our October Guest Designer (you'll get to meet her at 2 pm!) will share Christmas and holiday cards and tips. 

On each post, we'll be offering AWESOME prizes including My Favorite Things holiday favorites from the past as well as brand spanking new products from the October release that won't be available until next Tuesday. Yep, this is your chance for a sneak peek! Details for how you can get your to chance to win can be found later on in this post.

Let's take a look at Jill's card!
Merry & Bright Card by Jill Dewey Hawkins featuring the Joyous Christmas Sentiments and Snowflake Flurry stamp sets and the Snow Drifts Cover-Up Die-namics #mftstamps #wcmd2015
Let's see what Jill has to say:

"As a cardmaker, there is nothing more exciting than a mailbox of smiles, for a full month! Greeting cards, photos, letters: Friendships, Family & Love. It's such a welcome relief from the usual blah in there. It’s also the time I feel most like a cardmaking failure. 

"I have always spent a lot of energy on our family's holiday greetings. For a few years, I was successful at making everyone handmade holiday greetings. This is when the holiday crazy train became further derailed. Unless, that is, I started in July. I was successful at July a total of...wait for it...Once.

"The evolved plan of keeping holiday sanity is: Handmade Holiday Thank You notes. This cuts down on the mass production feel and keeps them personal and fun. While I believe thank you notes should be sent promptly, the definition of promptly has evolved, just as life has. Let's face it, the weeks leading up to the holidays are crazysauce. But the weeks after feel less rushed. No school, work is typically slower, less errands to run...just less. Maybe some time to craft a few more seasonal cards?

"So, if you're like me and feel like a card making failure for sending out printed photo holiday greetings (which I secretly enjoy), fear not! Send out handfuls of handmade gratitude after the holiday rush! It keeps your crazysauce on the shelf and keeps the love in their mailboxes a little longer. Everybody wins! :)

"Pssst...The backup to this backup plan: Send handmade Valentines. Nothing is more unexpected than some February mailbox love. Snowflakes are still falling in February. Just sayin’. Wink wink. Keepin' it real, crafty comrades. Enjoy! :)"

While we are over here celebrating World Card Making Day, the My Favorite Things October release is hitting the Internet with full force at the My Favorite Things blog. Make sure to visit yesterday's post HERE and today's post HERE to see new products and the awesome projects created by the amazing My Favorite Things Design Team!

So here's the third prize of the day — one randomly selected winner will be chosen from the comments on this post to win the prize pictured below:

8 am prize 

*not yet released* Stay Cool stamp set and Cool Cup Die-namics 





You have until Monday, October 5 at noon EDT to leave your comment. All winners will be announced here on our Tuesday, October 6th, You've Been Spotted post.

We can't wait to see what you're creating so be sure to use #mftstamps and #WCMD2015 when posting your cards on Instagram and feel free to post in our My Favorite Things Facebook group or MFT Challenge & Inspiration Facebook group.








Happy World Card Making Day from My Favorite Things! See you at 10 am EDT!

Susan R. Opel, Creative Ambassador for My Favorite Things

134 comments:

  1. What a great idea, keeping mailboxes full of lovely hand made cards. This card is fantastic and that coffee set is perfect.

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  2. Wow awesome card and that coffee set is another must have so thanks for the chance to win.

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  3. Lovely waves of softly coloured snowflakes ... how lovely! Anita :)

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  4. Gorgeous card!! Amazing prize!

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  5. Fab card, love the gold embossing! mmmm coffee--that is all! ;)

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  6. Waving from the Chicago burbs at Jill, great card and like your idea. I didn't even send holiday cards last year. Now that's bad!

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  7. Great idea with how you used the die. The prize is FAB! TFS

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  8. Love, love the cool cup and stay cool. It is my favorite, a must have. Happy World Card Making Day!

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  9. I love your card!! Gave me inspiration to use up some of my small themed paper. Thanks!!!! It is 6:00am here on the West coast and the coffee stamp and die set is making me want to get up and have a Joe. Could use this set!!! See you in a couple of hours!!

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  10. Great stamp set, pretty card. Thanks very much for a chance to win. Michelle t

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  11. Great card and I love this set! It's so cute!

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  12. Gorgeous colors and design! Just beautiful

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  13. Love your card Jill!! And I like your idea.. Yes! It makes us happy to get something in the mail, any time of the year :)
    -Berina
    Moxie Craftie

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  14. right there with you on the handmade holiday card good intentions, but loving the idea of 'keeping the crazysauce on the shelf' (dying here! lol) instead!!! love your card - definitely borrowing the idea. oh, and i NEED this new stamp set and the cup dies... seriously, it's a NEED, not a want. xo

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  15. Love the card! How neat! The stamp and die are fabulous. A must have!

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  16. Absolutely love that background die! Love the subtle colors on this holiday card! Happy WCMD!

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  17. Love the card! I need that die!

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  18. Cute card and I love your word crazysauce!

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  19. I totally love that wavy background die. That will definitely be the first in my shopping cart. This is a great release!

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  20. Looks awesome! I hope to get to make some cards after work today!

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  21. Loooove this card!!! The colors are beautiful!

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  22. This is a WOW card for sure, and I can see I'm going to have to own that cover die, the creative possibilities are swirling through my head already!!

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  23. I love the colors of your card. I need that background die. TFS

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  24. I love the die used for this card, and you picked great colours to coordinate. A different style of card and I love different!

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  25. Love your card!!!! I think everyone would like to get "happy" mail. Thanks.

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  26. Cool card. Love non-traditional colors for cards. Then they don't look like everyone else's.

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  27. Loving the background, very festive

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  28. Love this holiday card! Such fun colours!

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  29. Jill's card is stunning! I just love her colour scheme. So pretty!

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  30. Love your card. Beautiful colors!

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  31. Beautiful card great idea to send thank you cards love the set that is up to win

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  32. Your card is AMAZING!!! I am in total love with it. I love your color combinations!!

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  33. I love this unique use of the die and I LOVE coffee, so I'm really excited about this prize!

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  34. Such a stunning card and such a creative way to use the new die!

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  35. The new snowdrifts die is just to die for! The card is just awesome!

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  36. This new snow drift die has so many possibilities beyond just Christmas. LOVE this one, and that coffee set is too darn perfect! :)

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  37. Fun card! Love the different color snow flakes.

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  38. I'm already thinking about how to recreate this card!!! Would love those dies, and sentiments in my coffee collection! Thank you!
    =] Michele

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  39. Gorgeous card! Great color combination !!
    Love the dies use in this catd.

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  40. Your card is awesome. I love the waves of color.

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  41. Love love love Stay Cool! Jill, I love the soft waves on your card!

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  42. The wavy look is fabulous - and how fun with all of the patterns!

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  43. I agree with Jill that after the holiday is a better time to make & send greetings. I've always thought that Happy New Year cards were appropriate!

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  44. Wow your card is lovely!! And that prize is AWESOME!!! I looooove it!!!!

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  45. Love my latte's so this die set is a perfect addition to my stamping goodies! Darling card you created too. Thanks for the chance to win :)

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  46. Oh, SWEET!!! FABULOUS new set!!!!

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  47. Me either, never really make it on time. So I think the thank you notes are brilliant.
    Oh and I love your card, so lovely and beautiful. <3

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  48. Happy WCMD!!! I totally love the papers you used! The sponged edges add so much! Beautiful!!!

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  49. I love your card, and the idea of sending greetings after Christmas! Thanks for the inspiration and the chance to win!

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  50. love the colour palette of this card, awesome and it can be made into different theme card too...brilliant!

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  51. Lovely non-traditional colors on Jill's card. How did MFT know that I am a "FRAP-a-holic"? This new set is fabulous and a must-have! Happy WCMD!

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  52. This die makes for a nice 'quicker' card for the holidays! Great tips for holiday thank you notes!!! One time I actually did send out Valentines instead of Christmas, and that was fun for a change!

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  53. Beautiful cool card, love the die too

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  54. I just love your card...I love colors combination.Thanks for the chance to win this amazing prize!! Happy World Card Making Day

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  55. Such a great card! I love this new set~yummers~now I want a frapp ;)

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  56. Love how you worked with the snow drifts and made this fun card. Great prize (I'm sipping my Starbucks now) too. Happy WCMD!

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  57. Love your idea! I found myself in the same situation and last year I did not have the energy to mail them out after all that work. Good news is this year I am ahead of the game and will mail the cards I made last year!

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  58. Beautiful card. Love the embossing. I too think thank yous are SO important. I make my kids do them too!!

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  59. Thanks for sharing your beautiful card and your advice. I need to learn to leave the crazy sauce on the shelf. LOL.

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  60. I love this card and the different color scheme.

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  61. Love Jill's creative card & I so "need" some coffee themed products! Thanks for a chance to win!

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  62. Great card with the snow drift cover-up plate.
    I must say the stamp/die that's up for grabs is my favorite so far of what I have peeked this release!!!! Totally love this day and I will be making some cards a little later today!

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  63. Jill, I just love your pretty card with the patterned panels! It feels so cheerful and ready for the holidays!
    Take care!
    Michele

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  64. Very cool card! Love the technique. I LOVE coffee!!

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  65. Cute card. Love the handmade patterned paper??

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  66. I love this new background die. Great card.

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  67. That card is just awesome! Oh, and the new stamp and die set is a must have for me!!!

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  68. Wow what a pretty card...love the various patterns and colours.

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  69. I really like how you made your own backgrounds, it looks great with the snow drifts die. such a fun winter card!!

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  70. Super cute and original! :) Great Job!

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  71. Whaaaaat, so glad I'm not alone. I totally fail at the Holiday card sending. Sending after the Holidays is a great idea and soooo much less pressure. Thanks for the tips.

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  72. Thanks for the tip. Great card. Love the die!

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  73. Jills card is stunning, love all the waves of pattern. And that new stamp set and dies are awesome!!!

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  74. Simple yet elegant. I love that die! And that coffee set is now #2 on my list

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  75. Jill, such a beautiful card! Love the colors you chose, definitely need that wavy die!

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  76. This is a beautiful holiday card and the colors are lovely! I have to have this prize being offered...it's totally my style!

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  77. I totally thought this was cut patterned paper until.I saw the supply list!!! I absolutely love this idea! Thanks Jill!

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  78. This card is jaw dropping!!!

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  79. Super card! Love all the patterns created and colors used!

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  80. Super card! Love all the patterns created and colors used!

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  81. Beautiful card!! I love this :) And I really need the dies and stamps shown for the prize! They will be a must have purchase!!

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  82. Oh I love this. I think it's a great idea to send cards after the holiday. My daughter is too cute not to send out picture cards, so I try to focus on birthday and just because. Certain special people do get two Christmas cards though. :)

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  83. I don't know what to comment on first! I love your card. The die-namics plate is so versatile! Second, I also love that now there's a cold coffee set for those of us who like iced coffee drinks and bubble tea! So cute that both lids are included for whip and no whip drinks!!!

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  84. Loving this! Festive but non traditional holiday card!

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  85. I love your use of this die. Great card!!

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  86. Oh the patterns on your card are lovely! Great die!

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  87. That snow drifts cover-up is a must have ... my wish list keeps growing.

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  88. Amazing card. Love the curvy strips and the soft colors. Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  89. Beautiful card! Love the design and love the colors ♥

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  90. Love the paper piecing with this die! The sponging adds a lot too.

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  91. I love your card! The colours and patterns are so fresh and beautifully put together! Your use of crazy sauce in your write up had me giggling and smiling...we are our most harsh critics.
    Great post!

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  92. Fun and outside the box card, love all the waves!

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  93. I love the backgrounds you can create with that die-namic!

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  94. Love the background you created... Such a beautiful card, Jill!

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  95. What a lovely card and a great way to use up some scraps too must try to make a few like this tfs :)

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  96. What a lovely card and a great way to use up some scraps too must try to make a few like this tfs :)

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  97. Love all the colorful stripes!

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  98. What a fun and cheery card with lots of color and shine! Love this!

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  99. Beautiful card ... and great idea to send a handmade thankyou card rather than stressing over the Christmas cards :)

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  100. Yep, I love the prize this round the stamp set and dies are amazing. I also love the idea of sending handmade thank yous and still being able to send a holiday photo card of the family. Loving how Jill made the background card for her creation with the new die. This is a beautiful card.

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  101. It is beautyfull, love the dies you have used, love the colors. It makes it a gorgeous card.
    Hugs Aartje

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  102. The Snow Drifts Die-Namics are quickly becoming my favorite!

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  103. More sneak peeks! I love the Frappuccino set.

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  104. Love your card and holiday comments. Thanks for all the inspiration

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  105. Fantastic card!!!! And yes, the holidays do get a little frantic!

    Deanne :)

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  106. I like having a different color scheme

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  107. Love the wave background, great colors and stamping!!

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  108. Ooooh! I just love this stamp set! It's a must have!

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  109. Great card! That cover up is awesome!

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  110. Love this coffee set. I'm sure it will make some really cute cards.

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  111. Love the card. Like how it's Christmas colors, but not overly bright! Love the Stay Cool set - would go with the Love You A Latte stamps too.

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  112. The snow drifts you created are so soft and pretty! Love the new drink set!

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  113. I love that die! your card is Gorgeous! thanks for a chance to win!

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  114. The die you used in this card is one of my favs! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  115. Love mixing different patterns and colors. That new die is perfect for that.

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  116. Jill, your card is stunning! Thank you so much for sharing.

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  117. the colors and textures of this card are fantastic. Merry and bright for sure!

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  118. This is so beautiful! Gorgeous die used! I like the sentiment too!

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  119. Lovely card! I like the mix of colors and patterns.

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  120. Love the textures beautiful card.

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  121. The card is awesome love the detail in each panel

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