Thursday, February 14, 2013

Made with Love Blog Hop...


It's blog hop time!  Yay!  I am so excited to be here with all my Gallery Idol friends for a Valentines Day hop! If you are following along on the hop, you have made it here from Dana Warren's blog!

 I have a fun little Valentine project here for you today!  A card and a gift bag!  

First off here is my card....

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I used a Lil' Inkers Stitched Rectangle along with a Avery Elle sentiment.  As you can see, I masked off the heart from the stamp and added in a little wooden heart.  

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I took it a step further and made my card into the decoration for a gift bag.  If you missed my announcement yesterday, check it out HERE!  I have these dies available, that will turn your card into the decoration for your gift bag!  (All my Dies sold out! Check back soon!)

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Now for another fun part!  Giveaways!  I have 2 fabulous giveaways from 2 fabulous companies!  First off, CAS-ual Fridays Stamps is giving away one of their BRAND NEW sets from this February Release.  It's called Beanstalks and its adorable!  Check out all these amazing sentiments....


The next giveaway is from Uniko!  Uniko Studio is a small company based in the North East of the UK. Uniko Studio specialises in surface pattern design & clear stamps for the hobby market. Uniko Studio features high quality photopolymer clear stamps designed & manufactured here in the UK, along with a selection of digital products.   Beverly has has a beautiful new set to giveaway called Bright Butterflies. 



Leave a comment here, to win one of these fabulous prizes!  Commenting will end on Thursday, February 21st at 11:59pm.  

Your next stop is the super talented, Tessa Wise!  I can't wait to see all these crafty creations myself!  Thanks for hopping by today!  

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160 comments:

  1. Absolutely beautiful card! I love the wood veneer heart and the bag looks fantastic!

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  2. plaid for the win! and it looks amazing hanging on the gift bag - way to go with the dies, Laurie!

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  3. Beautiful job! I KNEW those dies were gonna SOAR out of there!

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  4. Love your fun card Laurie, and of course the bag which features what I am sure will become your signature iconic die!! Beautiful ensemble!

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  5. That card is DARLING!!! LOVE the tiny veneer heart replacing the "o" - what a smart idea! And the colors scheme is beautiful!!!

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

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  6. Beautiful card and AMAZING die design. I'm so disappointed that it is sold out....waiting patiently for more to arrive :)

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  7. Amazing card and AMAZING die design! Waiting patiently for more to come in! :)

    Happy Valentine's Day!

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  8. LAURIE!!! I love seeing the Stitched Rectangle on your card!!! YAY!!!! Gorgeous design and I am in awe of your die as well!! WOWZA!!!!!!!!!
    Laura
    Lil' Inker Designs

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  9. Love that plaid Valentine, Laurie! Happy Valentines day!

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  10. plaid is always right did I mention I need those stitched mat dies?!?!?! I love your colors too

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  11. love the gift bag and card! very nice job and love the colors!

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  12. Laurie your card is so so incredible, love that plaid. So happy that I was able to get the die yesterday and a HUGE congrats on selling out! Why wouldn't you it is brilliant. I hope that you will do a video now on how you tie your amazing bows! ;) just sayin'

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  13. fabulous projects! love that wood heart!

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  14. Beautiful plaid stamping, Laurie! Gorgeous card. Love it.

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  15. As always, Laurie, your post leaves me thinking "now why didn't I think of that"... What fun! Love your CAS card, and the angle of your focal panel adds such a whimsical feel. Also, Santa can bring me one of your bag dies asap! Wow, girl - you are so clever! Now, why didn't I think of THAT? Happy Valentine's Day! mamagilliam@gmail.com

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  16. Stunning card. So CAS, and so fun! Not too girly, not too masculine; it's just perfect! Your hanging die is utterly amazing. Love it! Bev

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  17. Your card is simply adorable! And I am so excited to get my card hanger die!! :)

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  18. What a clever idea. Love the little card, too. Thanks for sharing.

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  19. So beautiful and elegant! Love the soft blue with that gorgeous plaid pattern. And that little wooden heart is really sweet!

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  20. Well, my new Gallery Idol/die cut designer extraordinaire friend, your project is lovely. I am so happy this year is bringing you so much success. I wish you a year full of more happy things. Happy Valentine's Day!
    ~ Meredith

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  21. Love, love, lovey!!! That little wooden heart is adorable!!

    Deanne :)

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  22. Love your card and the bag die is genius! I had to stop over and buy those stitched mat dies! Also love the plaid!

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  23. I always love you cards, and this one doesn't disappoint!! The plaid is just gorgeous next to the powder blue background and paired with your new die- love!

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  24. Love your blog and use of your die and the card is darling! Thanks for sharing and for playing in the hop! Kathi

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  25. I adore plaid. And this card. And YOU!

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  26. Absolutely darling. Of course your die is my favorite. Lovesugargem@gmail

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  27. gorgeous plaid and I love the colors! And the little heart is so cute!

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  28. love the plaid! I don't always like the plaid stamping, but your colors are gorgeous and the lines are perfectly spaced!

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  29. Happy ♥ day...and thanks for the giveaways!!!

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  30. I'm in absolute love with this card. Beautiful colors!

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  31. Simple but perfect! love these!

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  32. really cute colour combo.. great project

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  33. Love this! The papers/colors are perfect and that little wood veneer heart, so sweet! Looks great with the bag too!

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  34. I love the CAS look! WOnderful, crisp project!

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  35. Gorgeous card Laurie! I'm loving that plaid and that tiny heart!!!

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  36. Fabulous project! Clean, simple and totally gorgeous!


    --Cheryl--

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  37. Love the plaid and the veneer heart! Congrats on the launch of your new die--it's quite awesome!

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  38. Your card is fantastic!! SImple and elegant. Your bag is adorable and I love the die idea!! I need to get one next time they are available :)

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  39. Laurie, you have done it again!! lol You should already know, what I'm gonna say?! LOVE it! lol Really, I do! :)

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  40. Cute card, really love that the card is part of the bag!

    Hugs,

    PattiM
    {Pattie's passion}

    I Scrap So All Moments Are Remembered!

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  41. Oh so sweet card! And i love your die!! Amazing!!

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  42. LOVE your card and your gift bag idea!! Seems your new die is a hit -- congrats! Thanks for sharing...

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  43. OMG, that die is GENIOUS!!! Way to GO!!!!! love the plaid panel on your card, too!!

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  44. I really dislike wrapping presents so I put all the Christmas presents in decorated paper bags. It was so much more fun than wrapping. I'll be watching for your die to become available again.

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  45. Oh my! How gorgeous are those plaids! I love the colors and your new die looks AMAZING with the card!!!Way to go,Laurie! Happy Valentine's Day!

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  46. Adorable card Laurie! Love the turquoise with the plaid.

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  47. Wood veneer - love! Plaid - love! And that die - plain freaking genius! Huge congrats on it selling out so fast!!!

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  48. That is stunning- looks simple but I know it's often tricky to get such good designs from so few elements!

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  49. LOVE the plaid..can't wait til MORE dies come in:)

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  50. Laurie, your die is brilliant! So great to see something so different and original. Your card is perfect too -- great CAS design. Thanks for sharing these, and Happy Valentine's Day!

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  51. Wow! I love that plaid coupled with the blue. Amazing job on this project!!! Thank you for inspiring me today!

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  52. Just came from Amy to see this new die. What a genius idea, Laurie. Love this card too (PP or stamped? seems everyone's stamping plaid these days)

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  53. Super pretty card, Laurie! That plaid is so perfect!

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  54. Sooooo Cute and The Colors are just Perfect!

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  55. Love the cutie wooden heart against the plaid!

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  56. Laurie you are amazing!! I love that simple but oh so fabulous card and your new die for the gift bag is just BRILLIANT!!

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  57. Love the idea of using that perfect card to decorate the bag! Brilliant and lovely!

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  58. Your invention of that die to hang cards is genius!! Good for you!

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  59. I love the little wooden heart! and i really like the plaid rectangle. :)

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  60. Girl your amazing...so inspiring and love your new die.. thanks for sharing..GREAT BLOG HOP...Happy Valentines Day..

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  61. I love your card and gift bag! So adorable!

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  62. Laurie, your card is perfect in every way. And you all have sold me on the stitched rectangle dies ;D

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  63. Love your card and gift bag! The card holder die is a great idea!
    DeniseB

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  64. Oh wow- the wood heart is PERFECT on your card! I love the plaid background too!

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  65. Such a pretty card! And a great giveaway too!

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  66. Beautiful, clean card. I like how you turned it into a decoration for yoru bag.

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  67. OK you rocked this hop! What a true talent here.. LOVE this stop so much inspiration!

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  68. Simply gorgeous, Laurie. I always love your CAS cards.

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  69. Gorgeous card! The the wood heart in the center, and your gift bag looks sweet with the card hanging on it! TFS!

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  70. Love the simplicity of your card..beautiful!

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  71. Fabulous card and bag, I love them!! Happy Valentines Day:)

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  72. What a darling card! I love the small heart embelli you used! And your new dies are genius!

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  73. Simply stunning CAS card, love the plaid and cute heart!!

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  74. Oh so lovely! Love those colors!

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  75. Beautiful card, Laurie! Those veneer hearts & stars are hard to buy as they are a sell out…just like your new die. Off to hop some now that you've piqued my interest. : )

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  76. Great card and bag. I love the way the card fits onto the bag. I think I need that new die.

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  77. Your card is so lovely, and your die so clever!!!

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  78. Such a sweet little card and love that gift bag! Thanks for sharing your inspiration with us!

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  79. Love you card and how it is attached to the bag! too cute!

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  80. What a great die...no surprise it's sold out already! Love how you attached your card to the gift bag! Thank you so much for sharing and for a chance to win!

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  81. Fabulous card Laurie! I love that little wooden heart! Too cute! So fun to see your fabulous die in action so excited for you that they sold out so fast!

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  82. I ADORE this card and gift bag! First off the colors on your card are gorgeous! The patterned paper is perfect with the light blue cs. Love the little heart embellishment on the adore. The gift bag is brilliant! Love that you can hang the card from the bag. I'll be back to find out more about that die! Thanks for the inspiration! I always love stopping by and checking out your blog!

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  83. Such a sweet card with the plaid and that teeny heart! And it looks amazing on the gift bag!

    You're awesome dearie! And I'm so glad we had a chance to get to know each other! ***XOXO***

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  84. Wow your die has blown me away...what an awesome idea! Love the card with use of the stitched die.

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  85. Adorable Laurie! Your bag die is a wonderful way of decorating with a card, so so clever!

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  86. Oh I love this! Thanks for the opportunity~

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  87. I love that you used a plain bag and decorated it with your card.

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  88. This is gorgeous I LOVE the CAS design! Thank you so much ( LOVE your new die too! Congrats!!!).
    Lisa

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  89. I adore the plaid! Super love your new die...it is quite brilliant!

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  90. You are the master of CAS...your card is stunning, Laurie! I am so excited about your new die, too! Woo hoo! I love the idea and I love how you used it for this cute bag.

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  91. So very pretty! I adore those colors.

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  92. I'm a big fan of CAS cards so you won me over quickly. The plaid paper at an angle and the veneer heart really make it special. Hanging it in a sack cutout is genius!

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  93. LOVE your card! LOVE the color scheme. Happy Valentine's Day!

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  94. Laurie, I'm so excited about your new dies - what a genius idea!! Love your projects here - thanks for sharing!

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  95. Love your use of plaid - and that the card decorates the bag - brilliant!

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  96. FAB, FAB card & bag decoration idea Laurie - LOVE it :)

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  97. Gorgeous! I love the heart in the sentiment!

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  98. Really cute card with the plaid papers and that wooden heart!!

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  99. LOVE your card and the DIE!!! I ordered one, so happy I got one before they sold out :)

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  100. Love your card Laurie! Your background stamping is perfect as always...and the little wooden heart is the perfect touch!!

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  101. Laurie, you are amazing! Not only your card is adorbs, but the die...?? Get out!! How many times I was taped my cards to a bag, wishing for a better solution! Well done, girl :)

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  102. I like the use of the non-traditional turquoise. It gives the card a pop of colour. Cool idea for hanging the card from the gift bag, too!

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  103. Oh Laurie, the awesome die designer! I am thrilled for you, girl! Love seeing you post emails popping in my inbox all the time! So happy to know you! xoxo

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  104. LOVING this, Laurie! Love the plaid paper, and that cute wood veneer heart in the sentiment!

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  105. How do you make something so simple look so fantastic?!? Absolutely rockin' it lady!

    Hey, when are you coming back to Colorado?

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  106. This is so very sweet, love that little wooden heart! :)

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  107. I adore your card, love the stamping directly on the plaid cardstock.

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  108. Laurie, your card is absolutely beautiful ~ love the wood veneer heart and the bag die idea is the greatest! :)

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  109. Lovely card and FABULOUS die idea! I can't wait until you get more in stock!

    Kris in Alaska
    funamom at yahoo dot com

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  110. Beautiful card! I love how it looks all put together with the bag, just gorgeous!

    <3 Alyssa
    alyssaleanne (at) mythoughtsexactly (dot) co

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  111. Love your new die! You card is beautiful and displaying it on the bag it great!

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  112. That gift bag is adorable! Love those butterfly stamps as well. Thanks for the chance to win :D

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  113. Absolutely stunning! I love your plaid panel, it is just perfect for a male. I also love the card hanger idea. So much fun :)

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  114. Finally getting the chance to hop along! Love how the plaid really sets everything off and the colours are just fab. Many congrats on how successful your dies have been - such a great idea!

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  115. I love this card, Laurie! And I love the die that makes the card a decoration. I missed all the excitement (sometimes I wish I didn't have to work and could spend more time visiting blogs!). Congratulations on selling out your dies! :-)

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  116. I love that little wooden heart!!! and what a clever way to add it to a gift bag!! awesome die!!

    candace
    scrappin2littleprincesses.blogspot.com

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  117. Very pretty--love how it decorates the bag.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  118. Love the colors! And the little heart for the "o" is perfect!

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  119. Love the plaid panel, your card is fabulous! TFS

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  120. I'm such a sucker for wood veneer embellishments. I love how you used the heart for the o. The gift bag dies are genius!! I can see why they're sold out!!

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  121. love your card, and that die is GENIUS, DUDE!

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  122. Stunning!! And that little veneer heart is perfect!

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  123. Great card! The colors are nice.

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  124. Oh I love this idea!!! Totally love it!

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  125. what a cute idea to make the card the focal decoration of the gift bag!

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  126. beautiful card and love the veneer heart!

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  127. Ooooooooooh!!! LURVE LURVE LURVE this!!!!!!

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  128. Ohhhhhh, I have a weakness for plaid, and this is soooooo wonderful! It makes me happy. :)

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  129. Simple but beautiful, Laurie! And I love it!

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  130. Love the plaid paper! The bag is super cute!

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  131. That plaid paper just pops off that card base Laurie!!! I too like that you used the rectangle stitched mats!! Hehe. And the one little wood veneer was perfect for that space in the sentiment!!!

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  132. Great project, Laurie, and the die is brilliant!

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  133. this is simply adorable. the plaid paper is just too cute.

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  134. love the plaid against the minty-aqua paper.

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  135. Wonderful card. The addition of the wood heart is just perfect!

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  136. I love the fresh pastels and cute card!

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  137. Love your card and gift bag! The colors are super sweet and dreamy!

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  138. That little wooden heart is just perfect and that die...what a great idea! I love that the card is showing - all that love & creative energy is showcased on the bag - brilliant!

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  139. Everything you make is simple perfection! I love the plaid panel, and that little heart is fantastic.

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  140. Love the card and what a unique die idea. Thanks for sharing it.

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  141. The card and the bag are just FABULOUS! Love the plaid!!!!

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  142. Those colors are so great for a valentine ... love the design!

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  143. Gorgeous card! Soft yet colorful, the plaid is perfect. I love the wooden heart, it adds the perfect touch. Great work! :)

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I appreciate all of your comments! Thank you for taking the time to stop in!

 
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