Saturday, December 17, 2016

Advent Calendar with Taheerah Atchia

Welcome to the 2016 Advent Calendar Extravaganza.  I was so happy when Taheerah asked me to be apart of this fun event!  There is LOTS to see and LOTS to win so read all the way to the end to learn all the details. 



Advent Calendar Extravaganza is -the- festive event of the season! This ‘hop with a twist’ was dreamed up by Taheerah Atchia and features surprise destinations each day! Joining in the fun with Taheerah are ONE HUNDRED special guests - each serving up some fantastic Christmas inspiration! Just like an Advent Calendar, you’ll never know where you’re going to be visiting next until you ‘open the door’!

And that’s not all! With 25 *amazing* sponsors taking part as guests as well, your crafty wish list is bound to get a boost with a chance to win a prize EVERY SINGLE DAY!!

Join in the fun every day at taheerah-atchia.com to see what special surprises await behind the door!

Today's sponsor is the fabulous Reverse Confetti.  I was blessed to be on Jen's design team for a couple years and LOVE her stamps.  I was so excited to get to play with some RC again for today's post.  

I have a card and tag created for you today.  I am a CAS stamper and love clean lines.  These projects show just that!

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First up is a card created with the Reverse Confetti Paper Pack called Very Merry.  I don't use patterned paper that often but I do LOVE this pack.  I added the paper to the card base, and then popped up the sentiment on the stitched panel.  I added in a piece of ribbon just for a little detail.

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Next up, a matching card.  These sentiment from Reverse Confetti's set called Christmas Blessings are so pretty!  I just love this font.

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I cut the RC Thanks Tag with white cardstock and then again with the patterned paper.  I stamped the sentiment and added in a little greenery from Concord & 9th's Take a Bough dies.  I added in several enamel dots for berries.

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Last, I finished it off with some red ribbon and twine.

These projects were fun to make and I can't wait to pass them on and spread some Christmas Cheer.

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I have a little tip to share that I used when stamping.  As I was making this project, I thought I would quickly video it and share today.....


It’s not a party without a prize - and with prizes every day there are several chances to win! Today’s prize is generously supplied by my sweet friend, Jen, over at Reverse Confetti so you’ll definitely want to win! Simply leave a comment on this post - then head back totaheerah-atchia.com and leave a comment there too! You must leave a comment on Taheerah’s blog as well as mine in order to be eligible to win! Don’t forget to grab the other surprise destinations from Taheerah’s blog and head over to them to leave comments there as well to improve your odds even more! You have until 23:59 EST on 31st December 2016 to enter.

Don’t forget Advent Calendar Extravaganza runs from 1st-25th December inclusive so make sure you visit taheerah-atchia.com every day for fabulous inspiration and amazing prizes every single time! Merry Christmas!




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210 comments:

  1. Such fun projects Laurie! Thanks for the awesome inspiration.

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  2. Love your card and tag - the colors are so festive!! Thank you for sharing your awesome MISTI tips! So useful!

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  3. I absolutely love the tag..been having fun with tags lately!!!

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  4. Love the clean lines of both the card and the tag.

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  5. Always love your cards, Laurie!!! So perfect! ♥

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  6. These are so cute! Love the patterns and textures!

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  7. Very sweet projects. I love the little pop of ribbon!.. I was looking at these and thinking ...what if you made your sentiment panel on the card into a pocket to hold the tag. That way, your recipient would get a two-fer. Thanks for a very lovely project. I love playing with patterned paper, and this particular paper is very nice.

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  8. Beautiful card, but I love that tag with that little pine sprig - lovely!

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  9. Such a fantastic use of bold color with white, awesome projects!

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  10. Great card & tag! Thanks for the tip, I will be using this!

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  11. wonderful card and tag Laurie - thanks for the MISTI tip too!

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  12. Great misti tip! Both the tag and card are pretty. I like the pop of bright red you added with the ribbon.

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  13. Lovely card and tag. Your cluster of enamel dot berries is fabulous!

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  14. Lovely card and tag! Love the ribbon peeking up on the card; cute design.

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  15. Your card is cute, but I love that tag. Thanks for the misti tips.

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  16. Such a festive card and matching tag. Thanks for the MISTI tip, too!

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  17. Love your card, and that tag is beautiful!

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  18. Very pretty card and tag.
    Love the line of colors along the
    side of the card. The tree
    background is great.
    The little swatch of ribbon
    sticking out of the sentiment
    piece is a fun idea.
    thanks for sharing
    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

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  19. Nice card and tag. And a helpful MISTI tip. Like them all.

    Ingrid

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  20. A very modern twist on your Christmas card, it reminds me of the Modern Quilt movement in design and color. I especially like the gift tag, if I received the tag it would go on my Christmas tree for years to come. Thanks for the video!

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  21. Totally AMAZING!!! LOVE the card and the tag is adorable!!

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  22. Love the card! The tag is awesome to. Thank you for sharing.

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  23. love these projects - beautiful color combo:)

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  24. Love the patterned paper pack. You card and tag are so cute.

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  25. Love the patterned paper pack. You card and tag are so cute.

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  26. Great details on your projects and thanks for the awesome tip with the acetate and the misti! Thanks for sharing on this fun extravaganza.

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  27. LOVE these papers! Especially the one with the various color blocks! Great card and tag! TFS!

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  28. I love that card and tag. Thanks so much for the stamping tip, too. I can't tell you how many times I have ruined a piece of cardstock with a less than clean stamp. I never thought of using it with clean stamps, though, to avoid moving the cardstock. The magnets usually don't hold the piece down, so this is a brilliant idea.

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  29. I love matching card and tag sets. Well done!

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  30. Great use of these sets! love how you designed the different elements

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  31. The card is really lovely, but the tag... oh goodness - fantastic! Love those little "berries" - stacked to perfection! :-)

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  32. Super cute card and love the dimension on the pretty tag, love the pretty pattern paper too.

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  33. Both the card and tag are great!

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  34. Very festive card and tag. Thanks for the quick tip for using the Misti!

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  35. Very nice card and tag--the ribbon makes them pop. Thanks for the Misti tip.

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  36. Great card and coordinating tag! I love the mix of colors along the left and that you mirrored that on the tag.

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  37. Cute card and tag! I love RC background papers

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  38. Pretty and colourful card and tag.
    DebbieC

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  39. Love your gorgeous projects--love the rainbow colors on the card too!

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  40. Wonderful projects! I love the Very Merry paper stack, and you showcase it to great advantage. TFS

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  41. Love the sentiments in the Christmas Blessings set. And thanks for the stamping tip!

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  42. I always love your projects, Laurie--including these! Thanks for always inspiring me!

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  43. Very pretty projects! I needed the tag inspiration!

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  44. I don't use much patterned paper either but your use of it is lovely. It does look like a great pack. Thanks for the MISTI tip too! Good idea.

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  45. I really like the card and the tag.

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  46. Adorable card and tag! Love the papers! Awesome stamps and dies!

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  47. Fantastic projects. Thank you for sharing and the video tip.

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  48. Love your card and tag set. I like your use of the pretty paper.

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  49. Wonderful tag and card. Love your use of colors and the does!

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  50. Very pretty! Love the non-traditional colors!

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  51. Love your fabulous card and very sweet tag!

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  52. Great stamping tip and am loving my Misti too!! Wonderful card and tag! So colorful too!!

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  53. Love your card and tag Laurie AND your MISTI tip!
    The paper is beautiful. I don't use patterned paper often either but I DO tend to collect a lot of it! LOL

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  54. The red ribbon tied with twine is a great combo. Will be remembering that.

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  55. Your projects are so great and what a brilliant tip! I wish I had thought of it! :)

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  56. Beautiful creations!Thank you for sharing

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  57. Oh I love that the red ribbon is attached to that adorable tag! Your card is a great CAS card! Love the different colors going down the left side of your card!

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  58. That tag is just so wonderful!
    So bright and glorious.

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  59. Love how you used some blue in your tag and especially thanks for the tip video. Very useful advice.

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  60. Wow your creations are always awesome. Thanks for video with your tips.

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  61. Great use of materials; simple and very eye-catching.

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  62. I love this pattern paper, I guess I need to order it. Great card!

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  63. Love your tag and card! Nice and easy. Thanks for the inspiration. :D

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  64. Love your card and tag. Also thanks for the great Misti tip using acetate.

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  65. Lovely card and tag. Thanks for the video!

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  66. Love the mix of elements on the card. Lovely.

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  67. Thank you for sharing such a beautiful card! Being new to card-making, can you please tell what CAS means? I read it everywhere but have no idea what it means! I'm not the greatest stamper so buying the Misti has been a lifesaver! I think it's the best tool I've purchased next to my die-cutting machines! (Peg)

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  68. Love the card ideas and the tag, too. Such fun! Great to have the stamping bonus tip video as well! One other thing you can do to avoid having the stamp pick up the paper when it isn't inked is to lightly run your embossing anti static pad over it. Just be sure and wipe it off well with your finger tips before you ink it up. Thanks for sharing!

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  69. bright and merry set! The pine and berries are perfect!

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  70. The paper from this pack is wonderful! I really liked your cards and would be curious to see how the gift card would look as a card. Thank you so much for sharing your work and participating in the Advent Calendar blog hop.

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  71. Cute tag and I love the background on the card!

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  72. Oh love these! The colors are spectacular together!

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  73. Love the patterned paper, the colors, the tag!!!!

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  74. There's so much to love about your card and tag - the patterned paper, the ribbon, the enamel dots - love!

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  75. Both are great but I really love the tag!

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  76. Fun and colorful card and tag!

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  77. Both the card and tag are so adorable. Good color choices which makes the card delightful.

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  78. Both the card and tag are so adorable. Good color choices which makes the card delightful.

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  79. I like the use of the pattern paper and the colors with the gray. The tag is great!

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  80. Cute card and
    tag. Great style.
    Carla from Utah

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  81. Thank you so much for the tip with the MISTI. So doing this!!!

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  82. What a cute card! Love the enamel berries:-)

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  83. Love the tag, the greenery is so cute!

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  84. Both the card and the tag are so nicely designed!

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  85. thank you so much for the great tip! and your card and tag are wonderful...love that pattern paper too!

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  86. Beautiful card and tag! Love the pop of colour against the grey background!

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  87. Wow! great work!!!! Your tag is really stunning!!!

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  88. Love the video. Learned some new tips! Love the card and tag. You used paper that I would never have thought of using for Christmas but it made them gorgeous and gave me something to think on!

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  89. Fabulous card and tag set, Laurie ... so fresh and pretty! Anita :)

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  90. These are all amazing! I love the bright color!
    Holiday Hugs!
    Michele

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  91. I love the simplicity of your card! It's just looks clean with a great pop of color!

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  92. Beautiful projects ..... and LOVE,love those RC papers too! Thanks for the Misti tip!

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  93. So pretty! I love how the sentiments look.

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  94. The card and tag are so cute, thanks for showing us that simple can still be pretty too

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  95. Love the tag and card....bright colors and enough white to show them off!

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  96. These are darling! I really love the tag.

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  97. Terrific card and I love the greenery on the tag. Cheers.

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  98. I love the holiday paper! Your card and tag are lovely with the little extra touches of the greenery and pocket!

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  99. Love both of these - I'm totally obsessed with that grey and white patterned paper - so soft and pretty.

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  100. Your card and tag are just perfect! Thanks for the useful video tip about using the MISTI too :)

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  101. Absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for the inspiration!!

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  102. Lovely. Thank you for sharing. That tip is terrific!

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  103. LOve the patterned paper you've chosen... just the perfect touch [and grey!] Your tag is a gift, all on its own, Laurie, but thanks always for sharing that genius brain of yours! xx
    =]

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  104. Gotta get my hands on that paper, love your clean lines

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  105. Love the card AND tag, modern and fun!

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  106. I love the colours that you have used on your cards. And thanks for the great MISTI tip

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  107. Sweet card and tag. Love the multicolored border on the card. Such pretty colors.

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  108. Lovely card and tag - I love the CAS look to them both!

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  109. Amazing projects. you did such an awesome job. Thank you so much for sharing

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  110. Fresh, fun color combo in the patterned paper and love how you made the sentiments the focal point on your card and tag. Thanks for the inspiration and video.

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  111. I really love these great papers from Reverse Confetti! Cute designs!

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  112. Love these papers and how you have the little ribbon ends sticking up on the card. The tag is such a sweet complement, love the C&9 boughs.

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  113. Cute projects Laurie, love your tag!!

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  114. Thank you, Laurie for the pretty card and I love the tag with the pretty boughs.

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  115. Love your clean lines. Thanks for sharing!

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  116. Adorable card and tag!! I love the paper you used on your card!!

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  117. Love both! The colors in that patterned paper are so fun!

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  118. Adorable card and tag -- love that tag sentiment! Thanks for the tip -- you're a genius right?!

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  119. Great use of patterned paper! You showcase that awesome stamp set beautifully!

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  120. So pretty and thanks for the video.

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  121. Very cute and modern. Love the tree paper.

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  122. Super cute. Over the next year I want try making gift tags for next Christmas.

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  123. I really the tag you made and the card is super cute.

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  124. Beautiful card and tag. I love how you used the enamel dots as berries. It gives the tag a special touch.

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  125. Lovely card and tag! Love how you used the patterned paper. So nice!

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  126. Great card and tag! Love the holly and berries! Thanks for the tips!

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  127. I love how you used the patterned paper!

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  128. Fabulous card and tag! Great video too!!

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  129. It is a lovely paper pad. The colours are so fresh and pretty! Your card is classy and the tag very cute!

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  130. Love the clean look of your card and tag -- great colors!!

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  131. Veru nice projects! Love the little swatch of ribbon sticking out. Thank you for the eye candy and the misti tip!

    Sammibug in Ohio

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  132. Love the card and tag! Thanks for the tip for the Misti

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  133. Ah yes, what a wonderful dose of clean and simple.

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  134. These are awesome and I especially love that tag!

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  135. oooh i like the blocks of color! I just saw a misti the other day for the first time thanks for the tips on how to use it. Need to get one they look amazing

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  136. That's a fun mix of papers in the RC pack!

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  137. Two gorgeous pieces! The tag is my favorite with those yummy enamel dots!
    Thanks for sharing the tip!

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  138. Love the tag and the 3-D holly and berries

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  139. My CAS-loving heart is captivated by your clean lines card and lovely 3D tag! Gorgeous, both! Thank you for joining Taheerah's Extravaganza; you've sent my festive spirit soaring!
    ~carol

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  140. Love the card and especially the tag! And your tip is brilliant.

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  141. Beautiful creations! I also love clean and simple lines. Beautiful!

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  142. Very cool creations! Love your modern take on Christmas colors, and the greenery on your tag is just the cutest!

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  143. Awesome card & tag!! Love that patterned paper too. Thanks so much for the great Misti tip! I will be using that one for sure!

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  144. Oh my, I LOVE the font on these sentiments! Wonderful. Whimsical. Perfect.

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  145. Love the card and tag. So pretty and the ribbon adds such a nice pop of color. Great job.

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  146. eeek! LOVE that little tuft of ribbon the card!! and the tag is SO cool, too!

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  147. I love the coordinated tag and card.

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  148. Wonderful tag and card combo. love the patterned papers. Merry Christmas!

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  149. Great classic designs! Love the patterns!

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  150. Really cute tag and card you created.
    natgodfrey4@gmail.com

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  151. That a cool idea to have a colored border like that with just the pop of color on the ribbons! I love that die greenery die, too!

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  152. I love your card and tag! The enamel dots on your card just add the right dimension!

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  153. I like the CAS card, but really like the tag and I'm not much of a tag person, but yours really caught my eye! TFS!

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  154. Both projects are so cute!! Every year I think I'll make tags and I don't. Next year I am - love your tag!!

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  155. Love your tag! Everything is so cute.

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