Thursday, August 18, 2011

My Creative Time August Sneak Peek #4


Welcome to another day of My Creative Time Sneak Peek week!  Today is our last sneak before tomorrow's official release, and we saved the best for last!  Emma has created a gift card holder die and coordinating sentiment stamps!  Having lots of males in my family who are difficult to shop for, I find I buy a lot of gift cards.  In the past, I've used my Cricut to make cute gift card holders, but they were very time consuming.  This die makes it a breeze!  I just ran it through my Cuttlebug, and there it was, with built in notches for closure and for holding the gift card, as well as some beautiful embossing around the edges!  I stamped "Happy Birthday" from the Gift Card Sentiments stamp set that coordinates with the die.


Now I made this gift card holder for my son Eric, who turned 16 on Tuesday!  He loves his iTunes, so I had to include a gift card as part of his present.  To decorate the front of the holder, I adhered a 2 9/16" x 3 9/16" piece of patterned paper.  Then I added the cute squirrel from Birthday Bash, cut at 2".  He comes holding a "1", and then I also cut the "6" from this cartridge, at 1 1/2".


Listen up "My Creative Time" friends!  We are giving you an opportunity to win the BEST PRIZES EVER during Sneak Peek Week, with a total of SIX winners being announced during Friday's Stamp release!  All you have to do is leave a comment HERE, as well as on the rest of the design team's blogs for a chance.  There are some AWESOME prizes with this release!  Do you want to know what the "GRAND PRIZE" is?  One lucky winner will be an "Honorary Guest Designer" for the September stamp release.  Yep!  You heard that right!  One winner will receive all four of the new stamps, along with the dies for that month and will be able to join us for the Sneak Peek Week, along with the blog hop!  Here's what to do to qualify:

1.  Spread the word to the world on Facebook & to whatever connections you have about this release.  Let us know that you did so on My Creative Time's Facebook page, OR just tag Emma in your post!

2.  Just comment on ALL of the designers' blogs EVERY DAY during Sneak Peek Week!  That's ALL you have to do to qualify for the BEST giveaways ever!

The winners will "randomly" get chosen, and Emma will announce all six winners on Friday, August 19th, at 8:00 AM PST in her video during the release of this AMAZING new stamp collection and dies! Good luck!

Now, because I am guest designing at Everyday Cricut this week, Emma has also donated her Happy Mail Stamp Set and Embossed Envelope die shown below for me to give away.  Just leave a comment on this post by Saturday at midnight, and I'll announce the winner on Sunday!  Also, if you haven't visited Everyday Cricut today, please stop by to see another fun new project that I have posted over there.  And be sure to stop by My Creative Time to see Emma's sneak peek and to get links to all of the designers' fun sneak peek projects!




Recipe:

Papertrey Ink Summer Sunrise Cardstock
The Paper Studio "Birthday Extravaganza" Patterned Paper
Core'dinations Textured Cardstock
My Creative Time "Embossed Gift Card Holder" Die
My Creative Time "Gift Card Sentiments" Stamp Set
VersaMagic Jumbo Java Chalk Ink
Michael's Googly Eyes
Papertrey Ink Dark Chocolate Ink

132 comments:

  1. Now how cute,is this squirrel?!!!! I love him!! :) So cute,how is holding the 1 !!! Super job on your gift card holder,Katie!!!
    Hugs,
    Cindy

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  2. This is PERFECT Katie! I bet he loved it adding the 6 for 16 looks amazing on there! I'm so LOVING this gift card die as well. It is going to make my gift giving a whole lot easier! Hugs- Glora

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  3. OMG Katie
    What can I say you ladys all of you have an keen eye on talent thank you for sharing


    spyro.dasher@verizon.net

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  4. Katie,
    As usual your presentaion is moving. It has a feel of excitment. The squirrel almost jumps off the page. Love it. I'd enjoy this card even without the gift(:))

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  5. Love this! I tend to buy more gift cards than presents. This die will be a huge help. Love the cute squirrel.

    Candace
    mypassion4scrappin.blogspot.com

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  6. What a cuteand creative card! Great die!
    Carolyn
    http://cccscraproom.blogspot.com

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  7. Very cute!! Love the paper you used, this die is a must have!! Thanks for the chance to win.
    Kristan
    sierrababy08 at hotmail dot com

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  8. Hi Katie,This Gift card holder is soo CUTE!I LOVE it,You did a great job all week with Emma's stamps and dies!!:)

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  9. I have the Birthday Bash cart & I love seeing ideas from others on how to use some of the images. The gift card holder is adorable!
    anndiehl@centurytel.net

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  10. Love the gift card holder idea! Can't wait to see all the new releases. Your squirrel is adorable...very cute card!! :)

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  11. Totally adorable give card holder!! Such a fun birthday gift!
    TFS and showcasing Emma's stamps and dies!!
    jessica
    chick-n-scrap.blogspot.com
    eschfamily@yahoo.com

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  12. Katie this card is so stinking cute. I love it and I can't hardly wait to get my hands on the die and new stamps.

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  13. I love your cards, Katie!! TFS! and being apart of Everyday Cricut.
    Beverly
    jordanbev5@yahoo.com

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  14. So so cute. I love this card - and the cartridge used. (One of my favorites). Your son will love this..

    Thanks for sharing and Happy Early Birthday to your son.

    terri_ski at yahoo dot com

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  15. TOTALLY adorable!!! LOVE that little critter, and the color combo is gorgeous!!!

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

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  16. I am loving these stamps & projects!!! Just are starting to get into stamping on cards (I used so many digital designs prior), but LOVE STAMPS NOW!!!

    Thanks for the chance & so glad we had the opportunity to see everything you did!

    debbie_L53@yahoo.com

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  17. TOOOOOOOO CUTE!!! WHAT A GREAT IDEA!!! LOVE THE DESIGN! Thank you to ALL for letting us know about your site!!!

    debbie_L53@yahoo.com

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  18. Love the gift card holder! Thanks for your ideas-I have found myself using more stamps of late and enjoying it more and more.
    kilodelta26@yahoo.com

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  19. Great card love the gift card spot.

    Linda

    lmkindell1@verizon.net
    lindashappyplace.blogspot.com

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  20. Love the gift card holder!! Great job!! Is it Friday yet....

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  21. Soooo cute! I love your holder.

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  22. Super cute card! Love the gift card holder idea!

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  23. Awww this is so awesome!! I love that holder with the squirrel!!! TFS! Happy Bday to your son :)
    Kimberly
    cutie.jensen at gmail.com
    hellocutiecrafts.blogspot.com

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  24. WHAT???? A gift card die???? I LOVE IT! WOW!
    Thanks for sharing that adorable card and I must get this new die!!!
    happiqueen at aol dot com

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  25. What a cute gift card holder! Love the squirrel!

    nanettemt at yahoo dot com

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  26. What a great idea -- I didn't know the gift card die existed. It's a terrific way to customize the otherwise "generic" gift card and adds to the thought put into giving. Thank you!

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  27. Katie! Such a creative use of your Imagine! Love the wood look paper!

    A gift card holder die ... can't get much easier than that to make a gift!!! SUPER!!!

    I have SOOOO enjoyed getting to know you this week from Everyday Cricut!! thanks!!

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  28. Very Cool! Love the dies and I'm chomping at the bit to get the oval one!

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  29. Love your Idea's - what a cute gift card holder
    dundas645@aol.com

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  30. Katie this is super cute!!! Just love it and love how the little guy is holding the one..just adorable. Great job. tfs
    hugs,jen

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  31. love the gift card, inspires me to finally get my niece her iTunes birthday gift from July!

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  32. Very cute card...love how the oh so cute squirrel is holding one of the numbers! The colors are awesome! Love it! TFS
    hugs,
    joni

    arcocha at yahoo dot com

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  33. thanks for the inspiration on the "Give Thanks" card, as I said on the other blog this is my favorite season to make cards and to do paper crafts for, one of the reason is that it is not so rushing around.
    upnurse at aol dot com

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  34. What a tease these peaks are! I just love that die. Your gift holder is really fun. Happy birthday to your son.
    Carolee

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  35. This is really cute & I just wanted to say again how much I loved your T'giving card over at EC.

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  36. Too cute! Love the die and stamp. :) Thanks for chance to win.

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  37. Love this gift card. This die is to "die" for. The monkey is so cute. I'm definitely going to give this gift card a try.

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  38. i don't usually have time to visit too many blogs, but when i seen your 'give thanks' card, i JUST HAD to pay you a visit and compliment you. this is great, and i'd love to get my hands on this die and some balsa wood...i love this! waiting for the release.

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  39. I love this very cute card!! The squirrel brings a smile to my face :)

    Jen H
    jenhickey at sbcglobal dot net

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  40. SQUIRREL!!! LOL I had too. Your gift card holder is absolutely adorable!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE it! Can't wait to get this awesome die and stamp set. ~Yvonne OneCreativeMomma.blogspot.com

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  41. Your cute little critter gift card holder is awesome! Love the colors, you did a fabulous job!
    surfnfroggie

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  42. Hee!! What a cute little guy! Love this great idea, Katie!!!

    HUGS
    Shar

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  43. What a fantastic gift card holder! Thanks for the chance :)

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  44. Wow, this is an awesome gift card holder. So cute! TFS and the chance to win!

    circlebenterprises.blogspot.com

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  45. Fabulous design for your giftcard holder. This is just the most incredible die ever. I can't wait to get my hands on it. I love your teen theme. I have a whole slew of teenage grandsons and they are just the hardest to design for. I love how you added the number 6 to make that squirrel cut more versatile. I'm going to have to lift that idea I love it so much. I've enjoyed visiting your blog all week and your sneak peeks.

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  46. Love it Katie, super adorable. Happy Birthday again to Eric!

    Hugs,
    Kate

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  47. This is so cute! I love how he is holding the number 1!

    Stacey
    staceyscreativecorner.blogspot.com

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  48. Adorable GC holder Love the squirel This is a fun design!
    http://ladyluvbug.blogspot.com/

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  49. I love this! It is SO cute. The papers and that cute animal are darling!!

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  50. Very cute gift card holder! The squirell is just too silly - love the new die - way to go Emma!

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  51. Love it! What a great die too!

    Kris in Alaska
    funamom at yahoo dot com

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  52. Great card!! Love this new Emmas' stamps and die!! Hope to win some!! Thanks!

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  53. Oh my goodness...this is adorable! Love this DIE!!!

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  54. awesome card.. so cute for any lucky kid! Thanks for sharing with me this week to keep me inspired to try new ideas. and to get these stamps!!
    parkernana5@cox.net

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  55. Oh my goodness, that card is adorable, Love how the squirrel is holding the number.

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  56. This is just absolutely adorable! Love it. TFS

    KimMJ
    bast830@comcast.net

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  57. Adorable. Happy birthday to your son. TFS

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  58. oooh way too cute! I had to sneak to a computer to see what you created today! Love it and his googly eyes!

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  59. Wow, thanks for sharing. I didn't realize that those were actual die cuts that Emma has. I thought that little envelope was just a stamp. And that gift card holder is going to be fantastic! Such a terrific idea. Can't wait for the release!!--Pat N.

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  60. The envelope is really neat. I would love using it for gift cards. Thanks for the chance to win.

    Karla Schroeder
    kjs@sit-co.net

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  61. Love this!! So cute!!

    cassandracaubleatyahoodotcom
    www.ctimz3.blogspot.com

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  62. This is just too cute...thanks for sharing :)
    tinksgym@yahoo.com

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  63. The gift card holder you made for your son Eric
    is soooo stinken cuuuuteee!
    mema

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  64. This is soooo adorably cute! Love it. Smooches... Felicia - scrapperinthemaking.blogspot.com

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  65. Really cute, thanks for sharing!

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  66. Awesome job! I've been loving your blog and your posts on Everyday Cricut this week. Happy Birthday to Eric! I love my iTunes as well!

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  67. Love the font of Happy Birthday (and the Merry Christmas on the other cards) Great to see kid's birthday cards as that what I need all the time!

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  68. Being new to this, I did not know gift cards holders were an option. this was adorable!

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  69. Very cool, I think some will like the gift card holder better than the gift card itself....well maybe :)

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  70. I love this one!! Perfect Birthday gift!!

    Ashley
    ScrappinAsh at gmail dot com

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  71. Cute and easy to make gift card holder plus easy to buy gift card, equals perfect gift for anyone!

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  72. Teenagers are so hard to shop for that gift cards are lifesavers. Love the die and how yours turned out.
    GloriaH

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  73. Such a super cute gift card holder! I love it! Can't wait to order this set!

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  74. Love your gift card holder. All the sneak peeks are just fabulous. So much inspiration. Can't wait til tomorrow!
    Sherrie K
    http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

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  75. What a cute birthday gift card holder.

    Jenny
    jennykingham at att dot net

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  76. Love this party animal! such a cute gift card holder. thanks for all the inspiration

    Micia

    yellowbirdcreation@gmail.com

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  77. Sweet job on the gift card! Your son will love his itunes and the squirrel will make him smile!
    quilt 4 fun 2 at hot mail dot com

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  78. omgosh!!! that card is soooooo cute!!! :) mercy

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  79. Katie, you did such an awesome job with all your projects. TFS

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  80. Very cute. TFS
    Evelyn
    evinadas.blogspot.com

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  81. Fantastic gift card for a teen :)

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  82. cute gift card holder!

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  83. Love this card! You did a super job! Oh my would I love to win this! This is one I did not order last month but know I would use it!

    mimi2trentdrew.blogspot.com

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  84. Super ...super cute.. cant wait for the release...

    Ivette_aviles@yahoo.com

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  85. Super cute! Love the new cuts and stamps!

    Kimberly

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  86. This card is too cute for words. I'm sure your son is going to love it. love the colors such a Happy "Happy Birthday" giftcard. thanx for sharing Marjorie

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  87. Fantastic gift card. I love the little monkey.Lovin that gift card die.

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  88. Such a cute birthday giftcard holder! Have a blessed day!
    Hugs, carol l.
    Godsjem08 at gmail.com

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  89. Wow! I am the 100th person to comment! Whoo hooo!...anyway, will Eric keep the card that his dear mother made for him? I have a son & daughter. I know my daughter keeps every card that I make her, but I have a feeling the cards I make for my son end up in the trash...I hope not...who knows? That is a very cute card!
    chrissandlou.blogspot.com
    america57@comcast.net

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  90. You are so talented!!! All of you designers have outdone yourselves!!

    javajen1 at hotmail dot com

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  91. I love all those gift card. So many variations.

    Sue
    rolfe974@prodigy.net

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  92. Super cute! I bet he loved it!

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  93. I've so enjoyed visiting your blog all week. :) Super cute stuff you've made. Today's gift card holder is super cute! Great job!

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  94. Great gift card holder--love the squirrel.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  95. Super duper cute!! I hope your son enjoyed your hard work and effort!!

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  96. Love this squirrely! I love him holding the one, makes me think he's a gonna eat them up! Gift holder card is a perfect gift in my mind.
    Kristi
    kidshomelove at yahoo.com

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  97. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!

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  98. This is really adorable!!
    reissfam10 at aol dot com

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  99. Very cute way to give a gift :-)

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  100. Awesome card - great way to hold the gift card. TFS

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  101. Very cute card. I'm loving this new gift card holder die and coordinating stamp set.

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  102. Your card is so cute! I love this new gift card die! Thanks so much for sharing! lindagk23

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  103. Hey sweetie... Your card is wonderful! I love the colors :) I've really enjoyed stopping by your blog and seeing your fantastic creations each day. Great Job!

    www.shortycreations.com

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  104. Cute gift card holder. Can't wait to see stamps tomorrow.

    Gaby

    gaby@hispaniclifestyle.com

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  105. Super cute, love the new stamps and dies.

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  106. So cute! I can't wait to order mine and put it to good use!

    nicurnkellie@yahoo.com

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  107. Your gift card is so adorable, Just love the face with the moving eyes! Thanks for sharing

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  108. i just love all the things you are doing with these die cuts. Finally I am inspired again. Cant wait to get my hands on them. Thanx for the chance to win them. I am so glad you was the guest on the other blog so I could find you!!!!

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  109. Great inspiration for all of us! Thks!

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  110. Oh WOW sweetie...so stinkin' cute...love that die shapes...fabulous!! ;) Hugs x

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  111. Love your ideas! I'm glad to have found your blog through Everyday Cricut!
    Bernadette

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  112. You've been doing a wonderful job on Everyday Cricut, great job on all the projects!! ~*PD :)

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  113. I am so glad you have been a guest designer on EC, because now I know about your fabulous blog!! :)

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  114. Great seeing all your projects w/Everyday Cricut - it was great. I really love the house box! I will be following now. Thanks.

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  115. Katie,

    I love the gift card holder you made for your son's birthday!!! :) And I can't wait to see Emma's new release (was the decorative trim part of her die?)!

    Thank you so much for sharing,

    Jennifer
    partridgelu at yahoo dot com

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  116. Love that gift card holder. Smart idea to have that cute little squirrel holding a number. I wouldn't have thought of that.

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  117. Great giftcard holder! This new die from Emma looks like a must have. Thanks for sharing.

    coupondenise at live dot com

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  118. OMG, what cute ideas. I just love all the cool projects. Thanks for the idea's.
    Hugs, Kathy
    http://the3esblog.blogspot.com

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  119. Super cute! I have all boys too, so I need the ideas :) Love the new die - it would definitely be a good investment.
    craftylizard at gmail dot com

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