Monday, November 14, 2011

MCT November Stamp Release Sneak Peek #1


Before I get started, I'd like to welcome any new visitors from Everyday Cricut!  If you like what you see, please follow or subscribe. :-)  This is a very exciting week!  In addition to my being a guest designer at Everyday Cricut, we are doing sneak peaks of the EIGHT brand new stamp sets that Emma, at My Creative Time, is releasing this month!  You are going to LOVE these!

Today I've created a gift card holder that my son can give to his basketball coach at the end of the season.  I used the My Creative Time Embossed Gift Card Holder die, which makes this type of project a snap!  To decorate it, I added a rectangle of blue cardstock to the front and layered a patterned paper from Teresa Collins on top of that.



I stamped "#1 COACH" directly onto the gift card holder and "Thanks for a great season" onto vellum, which I secured to the patterned paper with a brad.  Both of these sentiments come from Emma's Sports Sentiments stamp set, which will be released this Friday.  This is a must have set for anybody with kids in sports!



I've been dying to play with Cricut Decals ever since I got my Cricut Expression 2 Anniversary Edition.  This was the perfect opportunity!  The cute basketball player is cut at 2 1/4".


Here's a pic of the inside of the gift card holder.  Of course, when the time comes we'll add a sportier gift card!

Sneak Peek Giveaway Time!


Listen up "My Creative Time" friends!  We are giving you an opportunity to win the BEST PRIZES 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!  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 designer's 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, November 18th at 12:01 AM PST, in her video during the release of this AMAZING new stamp collection and maybe a new die!;) Good luck!  Get onto Facebook now and start spreading the word!  

Now, because I am guest designing at Everyday Cricut this week, Emma has also donated her Build a Banner stamp and die kit shown below for me to give away!  Just leave a comment on this post by Saturday at midnight PST, 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 don't forget to stop by My Creative Time to see Emma and the rest of the design team's sneak peek projects!


Recipe:

Papertrey Ink Kraft & Blueberry Sky Cardstock
Core'dinations Black Cardstock
Teresa Collins Sports Edition II Patterned Paper
Papertrey Ink Vellum
My Creative Time "Embossed Gift Card Holder" Die
My Creative Time "Sports Sentiments" Stamp Set
Papertrey Ink True Black Ink
StazOn Jet Black Ink
Papertrey Ink Rustic Jute Button Twine
sei Brad

136 comments:

  1. I love your Thanksgiving wall hanging! Would I get the same results on the wording with mini markers or pens on the Expression? Is the blue paper still available anywhere? I have two sons, two grandsons and that paper would be great for cards!

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  2. Katie, this is so adorable. Great job. Awesome gift idea.

    Tina

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  3. This is so darling, your Thanksgiving wall hanging was awesome...just a great idea those that have the Imagine will have fun making this I'm sure....thanks for the chance for your new stamp/die set..they are really neat! You are a very talented gal....and clever too!

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  4. Great way to give a gift certificate! Very adorable! Thanks for sharing.

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  5. How cute! And such a perfect thank you!

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  6. Stumbled upon your blog this morning. Love your designs! Cute stuff.

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  7. Fabulous project!! love the new stamp preview and love how you used the gift card die :)
    Another awesome project!
    Congrats on your guest spot over at Everyday Cricut! Your work is very inspirational!!
    TFS
    jessica
    chick-n-scrap.blogspot.com
    eschfamily@yahoo.com

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  8. Love your Thanksgiving wall hanging! Thanks for the tutorial. This will make banner-making so easy :)

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  9. Love this set, a must have with 4 kids and lots of sports. Loved your wall hanging also.

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  10. Awesome wall hanging! Can't wait to see more of your creations this week!

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  11. What a cute Coach's card! And your Thanksgiving wall art was great too. Thanks for the paper saving tip about moving half of the tree off your screen before cutting.

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  12. I am in awe of your work thanks for sharing your talent!
    Debe
    debmevans@btinternet.com

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  13. Thanks for the great idea for a gift card/holder for a coach! Its really cute! Also, your wallhanging over at Everyday Cricut is awesome - love ALL the details!!

    ctibbmn at yahoo dot com

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  14. I love the Thanksgiving Banner. You did such a great job with it. Thanks for sharing

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  15. very very nice banner...ty for the chance to win :) lindaplusthree at yahoo dot com

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  16. I love the gift certificate holder! We give away lots at Christmas and I am saving this in my inspiration folder!!

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  17. I'm addicted to banners!Thanks for the chance to win. cjdempsey9 at msn dot com

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  18. Wow this is so adorable. I love the little cut. What a cutie. Nice idea for the gift card. Love the stamps. thanks for sharing.

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  19. Wonderful project!!! Congrats on the guest design spot - love seeing you over there!!!

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

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  20. Love your wall hanging! Awesome use of both machines!

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  21. Love your wallhanging ~ very pretty, but simple enough for a beginner like me!
    Oooh, I love the shapes on the banner stamp/die set, too. Thanks for the chance to win!
    Betsy
    lbrown7@neo.rr.com

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  22. Great Thanksgiving wall hanging!Am now a subscriber to your blog and looking forward to more of your inspirations!

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  23. Hehe, cute gift card holder. I just ordered mine. I'm so excited to get it!!

    Jenn
    www.jennuinecrafts.com

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  24. Love the banner! So clever.
    Thank you for the opportunity to win.

    Hugs,
    Martha H.

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  25. I loved the video on Everyday Cricut. I thought I knew everything about these machines but totally forgot that you can just print with the imagine.

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  26. I have never seen a build a banner kit and would love to win that! The gift card ideas are great for all the teachers we need to spoil this Christmas! Thanks!

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  27. This is so adorable! I love the shape of it and the little guy on the front!

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  28. I am new to your site and am amazed at your creativity and design. I love the Thanksgiving hanging posted on everyday cricut. The snowflake box is beautiful and, since I love banners of any kind, love the baby card. I am inspired by what you create.

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  29. I like all you do Miss Katie. The image for this gift card holder is amazing doing well with the sentiment. Happy Day!!

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  30. Katie
    What a great wall hanging and I love this card too. TFS and the giveaway too. God Bless

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  31. I came over from Everyday Cricut, and I absolutely love your wall hanging! What a great way to showcase the Word Collage! Thanks for the opportunity to win one of Emma's stamp sets!

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  32. I love your layout, great job.

    alvinadiaz@msn.com
    alvinascreations.blogspot.com

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  33. I love this layout. What a cute way to use this decals cart. I'm a new subscriber. Thanks for the chance to win.stuff@gt.rr.com

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  34. this is an awesome card!! I love it!! I will have to use my decals to make something! can't wait to see the rest of the week!!

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  35. Very Cute! Just ordered the die! TFS
    Miranda :)

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  36. Katie this gift card is SO super duper ADORABLE!!!! Great idea and SO fun! Hugs- Glora

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  37. I love, loVE, LOVE both of these projects! I really would like to get a decals cartridge! Thanks for the wonderful ideas!

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  38. Such a fabulous gift card holder! I like the added touch of the vellum! Fabulous job!

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  39. I'm here via "Everyday Cricut", and I absolutely love your Banner! Beautiful! I also love the Coach's card..great idea. TFS!

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  40. Adorable gift card holder.
    http://digipage-blog.everything-digital-scrapbooking.com/

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  41. Love your wall hanging at Everyday Cricut!

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  42. wow This is so so cute... I love it...and your Cricut wall hang is so awesome... I had to check your blog out. I love this gift card holder....so adorable... thanks for sharing..

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  43. so glad you were a guest desinger....love your blog! I am a new follower!! Thanks for sharing and the chance to win!! I love Emma's products!!

    Heartamz1@aol.com
    Debbie Chapman

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  44. I am always glad when there are guest designers. I then learn about other talented ladies like you and thier blogs. Love your work.

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  45. KATIE!!! I dont even know where to start =)
    Your gift card holder is flippin ADORABLE!!! Love that little coach! I cant wait to see Emma's new stamps!!!

    Your Thanksgiving wall hanging is just AWESOME....I watched the video last night...its gorgeous!!!

    AND I LOVE LOVE LOVE Emma's Build a Banner kit and want it sooooo badly!!!!! Whoever wins it is going to be so lucky =)

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  46. Aww what a perfectly sweet thank you gift for your son's coach and he is sure to love this! I love how you stamped the wonderful sentiment onto vellum, what a great look! I really gotta get me this gc holder die ughhh!! lol Great sneak peek Katie, can't wait to see your next one! XOXO

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  47. I just love your color combo and design!!!! I became a new follower :)))

    wyme98@yahoo.com

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  48. Totally awesome gift card holder. Love the Car Decals basketball player. These are fabulous stamps and thanks for the inspiration. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

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  49. This is soo cute! Great minds think alike :) Nice job

    hugs
    Cassandra

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  50. Katie this is seriously to cute!! I love that little guy! You now have me wanting a E2 to get that cartridge!! You are just sooo talented love seeing anything that you do! Hugs, Leanne

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  51. First of all...Congrats on your Guest Spot!! :)
    And now...WOW...to your gift card! I love how it turned out!! The basketball player is soo cute,and fits perfect!! :)
    Hugs,
    Cindy

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  52. I came from Everyday Cricut. I love looking at your projects. TFS and for a chance to win
    Kwillis_15 at yahoo dot com

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  53. Katie I love seeing what you create. Thanks for all you do and the chance to win.

    netter at q dot com

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  54. I love this card because I am such a fan of the car decals! Love this!! Thanks for the chance to win!
    Deb C
    dsc105@live.com

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  55. Fantastic coach gift. TFS joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

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  56. Fabulous projects! I just love the gift card holder.
    Candy
    candyscraftcorner.blogpsot.com
    candyyoung826@msn.com

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  57. What a great gift card holder! I love how the vellum looks with the sentiment.

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  58. Loved your post on everyday cricut, what a gorgeous wall hanging! Super cute card up top too! Thank you!
    Lisa
    lisascreativeniche at gmail dot com

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  59. I just love the thanksgiving wall hanging and the gift card holder is so cute!
    booger1 at tds.net

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  60. Awesome projects Katie!!! This set is great for the sports fans in our lives. Linda Harris Lsunflower58@aol.com

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  61. Katie... I love the Color Combo used on the GiftCard! Wowww... What a way to use the LIL Boy Decal. Just Perfect along with the Background. Great Work Ktie!
    Many Sweet Creations...
    www.sweetdelightspapernmore.blogspot.com

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  62. Thank you for sharing the wall hanging and this adorable card!

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  63. Awesome gift card holder, Katie! I haven't used my E2 Cricut Decals yet and really love the way you used it here.

    -Veronica

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  64. Hi Katie!

    Your son's coach is going to love his cute gift card holder!!! :) I can't wait to see more of Emma's new releases! Build a Banner Kit is probably my favorite set of hers, too (even though I don't own it yet!)!

    Thanks so much for sharing and for the chance to win,

    Jennifer
    partridgelu at yahoo dot ocm

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  65. HA!! Love this adorable little guy, Katie!! Super cute.

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  66. I cannot wait for this set! Football season is almost over and these stamps would be perfect!

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  67. Awesome gift card holder! Now off to check out your wall hanging!

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  68. Any coach would love this gift card.
    Pat
    plweir1969@yahoo.com

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  69. Awesome gift card holder! Sooooo cute!
    qtme2003 at yahoo dot ca

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  70. Cute project. I love the wall hanging. It is stunning. Thanks for sharing. I love the stamp set with the banner templates.

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  71. Love your GC Katie it looks awesome.

    Hugs,
    Kate

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  72. Very cute cardholder....coach will love it!! And your Thanksgiving wall hanging was fantastic!!

    peifert88@gmail.com

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  73. OMG, that is so super cute. I love seeing awesome boy cards (they are rare). This would be great for my Hubby, who is coaching baseball this season. TFS. Thanks for the chance.
    SewSweetNCrafty.blogspot.com

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  74. A great gift card...how clever to use the decals cart...so cute!
    quilt 4 fun 2 at hot mail dot com

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  75. These are soooo cute and I see endless possibilities!!! Thanks for the chance to win a set!
    msmith38652@gmail.com

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  76. I love your gift card holder! The little boy from Car Decals is so cute! Loved your Thanksgiving wall hanging too!

    sueot33@yahoo.com

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  77. Super cute gift card holder, love the image.

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  78. Love that little decal guy! Emma's sentiments on this stamp set are awesome! Thanks for the chance to win your fabulous giveaway! Idont (yet) have this die kit from emma!
    babi96 at aol dot com

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  79. Absolutely love the gift card holder. Another amazing stamp sets.

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  80. Love your gift card Holder! Great Job!

    Melissa
    www.mycreationsbymelissa.blogspot.com

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  81. Love the vellum touch! I keep forgetting about that! You did a great job!

    mimi2trentdrew.blogspot.com

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  82. Adorable card! I'm headed to Everyday Cricut right now!! deegeescraps (at) gmail (dot) com

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  83. Great card, love the little image.

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  84. This is adorable! Amazing job!

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  85. Katie, this is so great! I'm sure the coach will love it!!! Awesome job! TFS
    hugs,
    joni

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  86. Very cute! I love the basketball guy:)

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  87. You did a great job on the wall hanging! That is just awesome! I am glad to find your blog!
    Natalie
    mtmcbroom at gmail dot com
    http://timelesslegacydesigns.blogspot.com

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  88. Katie this is an awesome gift card you did a wonderful job showcasing the stamp set. :)

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  89. Love your project, I was always intimidated by the word art cartridge because the letters are so fine, but I love the idea of printing on the imagine. Your awesome thanks!

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  90. Great gift card. Love that basketball player!! This stamp set looks like it's going to be a must have :)

    pruttybird at comcast dot net

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  91. So adorable Katie!!! Always a pleasure stopping by your blog! Love and Hugs, Cathryn :)

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  92. I'm here from Everyday Cricut! Great projects there and here! TFS!

    Kris in Alaska
    funamom at yahoo dot com

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  93. Too too CUTE!! I too have the decals cart and use it often. Love the colors you used. It's just an adorable gift card. HUGZ:)

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  94. Great gift card idea. Loving the new stamps.

    Gabriela

    gaby@hispaniclifestyle.com

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  95. love your wall art you created. Gives me a few ideas of my own!
    The Build a Banner Kit could be very useful! Thanks!

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  96. I really like that gift card holder die, very stylish!!!! The banner kit is cool also!!!

    Brenda W.

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  97. This is so cute! I love the Cricut (and Car) Decals images! You've done a fabulous job with this little gift card holder!!

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  98. Such a cute gift card holder! Love the banner stamp/die set also!!! Thanks phylwnek@yahoo.com

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  99. OMG Katie! I want it all!! LOL

    You have the best ideas!

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  100. I love the little guy, so cute!

    Jessie G
    goodjessie at hotmail.com

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  101. I really love the wall art.. What a great idea.. LOVE it.. SO VERY cool..
    TFS!!!
    Nicole
    nacasteel at yahoo dot com

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  102. I am really enjoying everything you have shown on the Everyday Cricut blog and on your blog!

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  103. just love this card!!!

    rosiemini@gmail.com
    www.scraplovingminis.blogspot.com

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  104. Love this Gift Card holder. Congrats on your Guest Designer Day again at Everyday Cricut. Smooches... Felicia - frankleecrafts [at] gmail [dot] com

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  105. Very cute! Great stamp set for my nephews scrapbook pages of his football team.

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  106. Cute card! I need to think of a way to make this into a birthday card for my husband who plays basketball 5 times a week.l

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  107. Great gift card holder! nice job millieroe651@aol.com

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  108. I love the gift card holder and the basketball card. Super CUTE! Keep up the good work.

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  109. Great project! Cute little basketball player! Awesome job Katie!!!

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  110. The Decal cart is great, love the card!

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  111. Awesome gift card!! I always wanted to use the decal cart but I hate using my cricut without my gypsy!

    lyn.torres@yahoo.com

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  112. Your gift card holder is so super cute!! I love the Car Decals little person and the sentiment fits perfectly!
    Tracy
    jtg0398 at sbcglobal dot net

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  113. Super cute gift card holder - I have needed this for a very long time! Great job!
    herzgifam@yahoo.com
    Noelle

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  114. Cool gift card holder! That little guy is too cute! Will have to check that out. Thanks for sharing.


    Danielle
    leeceratops@comcast.net

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  115. Oh this is so adorable!!! I just love it!! :) Great Job!
    Kimberly
    cutie.jensen at gmail.com

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  116. This is the cutest gift card holder:) LOVE IT!! You did an amazing job:) I love coming to your site. You are so talented! TFS!
    ~Madison funkycards.blogspot.com

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  117. Great gift card holder, love the sports sentiments stamp set. These are must have for me since I have kids in sports! I still haven't had the opportunity to play with Cricut Decals since I'm dependent upon my Gypsy and it is not linked to the Gypsy :(

    scrappindhilly at gmail.com

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  118. Ahhh what a cute gift card

    Love the shape of the card and what a great sentiment
    perderg{at}q{dot}com

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  119. Love your gift card idea!! I need to get this die set.
    DMcardmaker (email follower)

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  120. This is such a cute gift card holder and a wonderful idea!

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  121. This gift card is so super cute!

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  122. Love your gift card. Thanks for all the great ideas.
    sekala45@roadrunner.com

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  123. How cute is this gift card holder? What a great idea to stamp the sentiment on vellum. Love it =D

    www.shortycreations.com

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  124. wow how cool is it to add the gift card holder this is a great ideal.

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  125. OMG OMG OMG another Build a banner???? I have wanted the build a banner since it came out!!!!! OMG OMG OMG!!! Please please please! hehe
    It's Lenae here! I have to post anonymous from my laptop because of blogger for some reason! Silly!You are so creative love your blog I have been following you for a whole now! Keep'm coming! Lenae aka SugarGem Lovesugargem@gmail.com

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  126. Your thanksgiving wall hanging is so cute. I love your gift card holder as well. Thank you for sharing.

    brittmartin1288@yahoo.com

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  127. Very cute decal design!Would love to win a stamp set!

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  128. Love the use of the gift card holder. Love the stamps.

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  129. Great gift card holder--I like the basketball player.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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