Friday, August 17, 2012

MCT August Stamp Release Blog Hop

Welcome to the My Creative Time August Stamp Release Blog Hop!  You should have arrived here from the talented Jeanne's blog, but if you just happened upon here, be sure to stop by Emma's blog to see ALL of the awesome new products today!  


Okay, I think these might be my favorite dies ever!  Emma has created the 3 x 3 Fancy Envelope Die and the coordinating Card Sentiments stamp set that includes the 3 x 3 Fancy Tri-fold Card Die!  I love to make 3" cards, and to have a die for making the envelopes is such a gift!

Since the school year is about to begin, I thought it would be great to make 20 birthday cards to have in my classroom, so they are ready for each student's birthday!  I came up with 4 basic designs, and then it was very fast to put them together!

For this first card, I took one of the ornament dies from the new My Creative Time Warm Holiday Fun stamp/die set, and used it to make balloons!  I was even able to use the stamp of the straight line included in this set to make my strings!  I just curved when placing it into my acrylic block.  The "Happy Birthday" that I used on the card is one of ten sentiments from Card Sentiments that fit perfectly on the tri-fold card.


For this card, I used the ice-cream cone die from the MCT Celebrate Good Times stamp/die set.  I thought this card would be perfect for one of my little girls!


This one was fun to make.  To get the striped pattern on my kraft card base, I ran a scrap of paper through my Cuttlebug, placing it where I wanted it on the die, and then just trimmed the left side to size.  Then I adhered a thin strip of brown cardstock and added the cutest wood veener bicycle that I bought from Liz's Paper Loft Boutique!


Here I used the My Creative Time Flower Petal Dies along with a button and some hemp (also from Liz's).


It's best to use thin paper for the envelopes, to keep them from popping open where you adhere them.  I love to buy a big DCWV or Recollections stack of thin patterned paper for this purpose.  They carry them at Joann's and Michael's. The papers I used for the envelopes shown are from DCWV's The Stack 6 and Recollections All Girl paper pad.


Here's a basket of all of my completed cards and envelopes.  I really did make twenty!  And here's a peak at the 3 stamp/die sets I used, which are now all available at the My Creative Time Store!




*** BLOG HOP GIVEAWAY ALERT ***

For our blog hop giveaway, there will be two winners chosen from ALL of the comments combined!  The first price is a guest design spot for our next release in September, and the second prize is $50 worth of products from the My Creative Time store!  All you have to do is leave a comment here along with the rest of the design team's blog AND a way for us to contact you.  Emma will use random.org to pick the lucky winners!  The deadline is Sunday, August 19th, at midnight!  Easy Peasy!  Good luck!!!

Your next stop is the fabulous Kim!!!

Here's the full line-up:



105 comments:

  1. Your cards are adorbs! I love all the papers you used :) You must have an amazing stash! Lol.

    Thanks so much for sharing!
    misshoanggg (at) gmail.com

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  2. Love all your sweet and happy cards, Katie!

    Tina
    aurathentic@gmail.com

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  3. Love all of your cards! They are amazing.

    Toodles
    Monica Flores
    www.monicascreativemadness.com
    simplycricutting@gmail.com

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  4. All of these are Beautiful. What a great gift this will make.

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  5. LOVE your amazing set of cards.Those dies are just perfect for them.
    Jayne x
    jayne.tates@btinternet.com

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  6. These are fabulous Katie! What an awesome idea and what a wonderful 3rd grade teacher you must be!
    Cheers! Thanks for sharing!
    Deb.
    mattdeb.mccleary(at)bigpond.com
    http://debsobsession.blogspot.com.au/

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  7. Great cards, It looks like you've been busy!!! Thanks for sharing.

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  8. you have really been a busy person love the design and colors thanks for sharing
    upnurse at aol dot com

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  9. Very cute cards! very creative! I can't wait to receive my stamps/dies so I can get started!
    daladypej@aol.com

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  10. What a sweet idea for your students :). The cards are very cute!

    pruttybird at comcast dot net

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  11. Great cards!!! I am so wanting to try these out!!!

    Mznewtonrn35@gmail.com
    Http://clippingsbysharondalyn.blogspot.com

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  12. WOW! I love how you turned ONE design into a BUNCH of fun, fun cards! Love the matching envies, too!

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  13. These birthday cards are great. Its always good to have plenty of extras. Love when you can mass produce a card. Thanks for sharing :)
    Jessica
    jrparlier@gmail.com
    http://jessica-fortheloveofcrafting.blogspot.com/

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  14. These are adorable Katie! Love all the different designs...and these are perfect for those last minute cards!!! Thanks for sharing a GREAT week of projects!!
    Happy Friday!!!
    jessica
    chick-n-scrap.blogspot.com

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  15. what a great idea to keep them handy for your classroom! LOVE it and so simple. They're all so beautiful!
    GinasCreativePlace.blogspot.com
    babi96 at aol dot com

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  16. Cute cards and envies, you are going to be well prepared to give birthday greetings!

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  17. Katie, what a great idea to have the cards already made in your class for your students!! all the cards are so cute too! they will love them! I have enjoyed everything I have seen all week! you guys are amazing! thanks!!

    brwneyes46@gmail.com

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  18. OMGosh I love all these cute little cards! What a perfect set of dies!!

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  19. Great cards. I need to start working on cards myself. My daughter and I always say we will do this but get side tracked.

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  20. Katie ~ OMG! I LOVE it! What a CLEVER idea to use that ornament for a balloon! CLEVER, CLEVER, CLEVER!!! I am lifting this idea!!! You just made birthday cards even EASIER for me! TU! WOW ~ you have been one busy lady! I LOVE the whole concept! I also LOVE knowing that the other dies fit PERFECTLY on this die too!!! Your students are SERIOUSLY so LUCKY and fortunate to have you!! So thoughtful too!!!

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  21. Your cards are adorable. What a great idea to have them made up in advance. Your students will love them.

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  22. Adorable adorable adorable!!! Those cards are just perfect. Your students will be very happy to get those cards. What a great teacher you are!!!

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  23. Love the versatility you showed w/ the ornaments into balloons. Just another reason why I love Emma's products....TFS --C
    christinescreativecards.blogspot.com
    christinescreativecards@gmail.com

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  24. Love how you used the ornament die to make balloons! Brilliant!! :)

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  25. I love your cards. What a creative use of the ornament die, too. Your students are going to love them!

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  26. Fantastic cards, love all the papers used and the little bicycle is cute. Thank you for sharing.

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  27. I'm in love with the card and envelope dies! You ROCKED them! :) Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win!! Suzanne suzyq28024@gmail.com

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  28. Wow you go Girl! 20 and now your ready. I love how easy Emma dies to use and make fast and pretty creations. TFS AJ-

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  29. Beautiful projects and Love how you added all the list of products down below! You all did an awesome job really you did!
    Thanks for sharing your creations with us!
    Deb C
    dsc105@live.com

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  30. Super duper cute!

    Be blessed,Beckie
    justbcreativecrazy@gmail.com
    JustBCreativeCrazy.blogspot.com

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  31. Cute cards!! LOVE the matching envevelopes!!

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  32. Wow what an amazing job!!! The cards are so cute!!

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  33. Great job on the cards they are so cute.

    Taneia
    mztaneia@gmail.com

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  34. These cards are so sweet!
    kidshomelove at yahoo dot com
    foundtimeforme.blogspot.com

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  35. Ooooh a basket full of cards ready to go would be a dream! Great job.

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  36. Fabulous mini cards! Love them all! TFS!

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  37. My goodness, 20 sets ~ busy girl. They all turned out fabulous!

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  38. These are adorable. I love this release.

    Gabriela

    gaby@hispaniclifestyle.com

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  39. Your cards look fantastic, your students are really lucky! I want to see the rest of those cards! You did a A++ job for Emma's release!

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  40. Love your cards--would be so great to have a bunch made up in advance. I was not going to order this set right now until I saw your cards!

    Nancy

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  41. Wow you have been one busy lady!! Love the ti-fold card!!
    Kristan
    sierrababy08 at hotmail dot com

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  42. Very, very beautiful cards. I love them all. As always, Katie you have inspired me.

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  43. Oh my goodness Katie!! Everything is gorgeous, creative, wonderful!!! Love that "balloon" idea! Love and Hugs, Cathryn :)

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  44. Wow, these are all GREAT! What a quick and super cute way to get some gift card to have on hand. Smooches...

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  45. You are so organized...already have Birthday Cards ready for the whole class...great job! They are so cute! Thanks for the tip on thinner papers and I think Emma said you can not mail this size envelope but still good by hand delivery!
    quilt 4 fun 2 at hot mail dot com

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  46. Beautiful cards. Great idea to make 20 of them in advance!!

    Leslie

    cascrapper at gmail dot com

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  47. WOW 20?? Thats awesome Katie!! I need to start making these in bulk so I can have them available!! Great job!! They are beautiful!

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  48. WOW!!Amazing!Gorgeous!Wonderful!!
    What an Awesome Blog Hop!!
    Migdalia
    mrodriguez860@hotmail.com

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  49. How cute, what a great idea. All your students will be looking forward for their birthday cards:)
    Loved how you made the balloons, I am so going to have to try that out.

    Peace, Love, & Cricut Hugs!
    Monica L.

    monita23 at ca dot rr dot com

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  50. All of your cards are great! Love that you are thinking ahead and now are prepared for your students birthdays. Thanks for inspiring us to be prepared...
    sweatherwax31@gmail.com

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  51. OMG i love all your cards!! This is a must have die and envelope :)

    Rosiemini@gmail.com
    www.scraplovingminis.blogspot.com

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  52. How creative. I LOVE that ornament die as a balloon. All of these are perfect & how nice to have all of the birthday cards done already. Hugs- Glora

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  53. Okay...you are way beyond too creative for me!! Great idea for your classroom...my daughter is a teacher, and she would love to do this!! I ordered that same stamp set, but no the card/envelope die...just may have to go back and get that bundle too!!

    Patty
    hapscrappy@blogspot.com

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  54. Wow look at that super basket of cards. Looks like you had a great time. You just gave me a great idea for this years staff bday cards. I make 50 of them each year for the staff at school. TFS.
    dmcardmaker (at AOL)
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  55. Love all the designs of your cards. Your students will feel very special an their birthday. Thanks for sharing.
    ogdendoll@gmail.com

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  56. I too love 3x3 cards! Yours are awesome, as always! I had to pick up this die set! Way cool.

    mimi2trentdrew.blogspot.com

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  58. Love you birthday card ideas. The balloons are sooooooooooo cute! Thanks for sharing.

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  59. What lucky kids you have in your class! I hope they realize what a great teacher they have! Darling cards!

    Cindy - 1mamacyn@gmail.com

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  60. Just placed my order, and I can't wait till it arrives to get started on holiday cards! What a great release!

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  61. those dies are amazing!! Your cards are just outstanding!! The envelopes are great too!

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  62. SO much fun, I LOVE the balloons! TFS =)

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  63. Ok, first of all, WAY TO GO on using the ornament die as a balloon! Too cute! And second, I have always said that teachers are MY MOST FAVORITE PEOPLE!!! And you just proved one of the reasons why...30 birthday cards??? You are too sweet. I wish I had you as a teacher!!

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  64. OMG....great idea =) and soooo cute...tracyzahm@yahoo.com

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  65. Adorable cards Katie, your projects are always so clean and classy, LOVE it! TFS
    Liz

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  66. Wow!! You've been busy!! Love them all, soooo cute!!

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  67. What a great idea! Your students will love these cards!

    rissaflor atyahoo dotcom

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  68. katie i love these new dies so great!!! Very versatile too. Great job on you card and envelopes
    win_or_lose52@hotmail.com

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  69. Your cards are so cute! It's great that you have a head start on cards for school so you don't have to scramble for one at the last minute. TFS!

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  70. Katie,

    You did such an awesome job. I love how you used the ornament to make a balloon. Creative!

    Viola Perez

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  71. WOW!! What an awesome collection of cards......I love what you have done with Miss Emma's dies. Fab job!!

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  72. LOL TWENTY cards!!! you go girl!!!

    I LOVE them all of course, but I am FREAKING out over that bicycle one!!! OMGEEE...you HAVE to do a video on how you did the three layers on the front...I dont know why I cant figure it out =)

    hugs,
    Sarah

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  73. Great cards and envelopes!!
    Angela
    http://angelascraftyspot.blogspot.com/

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  74. well you were a busy bee. great job!
    colorcrazirainbow@gmail.com
    mylifeinartsncrafts.blogspot.com

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  75. well you were a busy bee. great job!
    colorcrazirainbow@gmail.com
    mylifeinartsncrafts.blogspot.com

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  76. I think I'm going to be very addicted to making 3x3 cards! These are just absolutely beautiful! Your students are going to love them!

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  77. I love that you were able to make birthday cards too with these stamps. Thanks for sharing your ideas.

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  78. All of your cards are so cute! Love the paper choices too.

    dotted53 at yahoo dotcom

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  79. I love the simplicity of these cards! They are perfect when you need a card...QUICK. I love all the colorful coordinating envelopes, it make the cards even more special. I can't believe how many you whipped up!
    rjtlkmorris1atgmaildotcom

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  80. Super awesome cards. U could give those as little gift sets!

    Shawn spencer
    Golfwidow@frontiernet.net

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  81. Your students will love those! They are very special. I have 230 students and have not been ambitious enough to make something for their birthdays like this although i have thought about trying.

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  82. Wow, what a nice collection of cards--my favorite was the ice cream cone!

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  83. Wow, a whole basket of creativity. Fantastic!

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  84. The cards are just amazing! I just know your students will love receiving one these cards.

    craftingwithjess@gmail.com

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  85. katie, I don't know where you find the time to make one let alone a zillion!! these are fabulous!

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  86. The kids are going to love these! tfs
    evl14512@gmail.com

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  87. Very cute--I like how you used the ornament die to make the balloons.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  88. Love the cards! Beautifully done!

    megan.saxe@gmail.com

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  89. OMG!!!! THESE ARE THE CUTEST EVERRRRRRR!;) I can't believe how quick these are to make & I LOVE these new dies!!
    Big HUGE hugs,
    Emma;)

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  90. WOW Katie,all your little cards are BEAUTIFUL!Great idea to use the new ornament die as a balloon!TOO CUTE my friend,LOVE them all!!!:)

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  91. Super cute cards-I love how you made the ornament into a balloon!

    jrugg@sctc.net

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  92. I LOVE these. I like the 3x3 cards so much. Nice!

    Dorcas
    dtroche@bellsouth.net

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  93. Very cute and adorable cards!!! What great ideas!!!

    Beth l
    Toothlesschef@comcast.net

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  94. Love this set !
    Tfs
    Viviana
    Cvjac at att dot net

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  95. What lucky students you have! Very cute cards, love how you thought outside the box and used the ornament die for a balloon - it totally works!

    lfl ines atco mcas tdo tnet

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  96. Thank you for the chance to win!!!!
    mhalford6 @aol. com

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  97. Katie all the 3x3 card are pretty. Thanks for share with us!

    http://www.withloveandscrap.blogspot.com/
    lopezjrivera@centennialpr.net

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  98. Really Cute Projects! TFS!!

    Letillia
    divaof5.blogspot.com
    letilliaslaughter at yahoo dot com

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  99. What a great idea. I wish I could think that far ahead.

    marg0006 at verizon dot net

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  100. These are so cool, what a great idea. Thanks for sharing.
    Hugs,
    Kathy
    http://the3esblog.blogspot.com/

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  101. What a great idea!! I love that die!!
    great job:)
    Rebecca
    rbaq12@yahoo.com

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  102. I am really loving the Fancy Envelope Die! Very nice job.

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  103. The sentiments look great going down the side

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