Sunday, December 3, 2017

Advent Calendar Extravaganza 2017...

Hello crafty friends!  I am so excited to be joining in again this year with Taheerah and the Advent Calendar Extravaganza. I have a project to share and then keep scrolling for the details on the prizes!  





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 card was easy to make.  I used Lil Inkers Geometeric Snow Cover Up to create this vellum background.  I sprayed the Glitter Mist on it after I cut it out and then layered it over kraft cardstock.  I popped up this card front panel on fun foam, offset on the white card base.

2017 Advent Calendar Extravaganza

I added in Poppy Stamps Small Blooming Poinsettia die to create the flowers.  I did some watercoloring first, and then die cut the flowers.  Last, I attached the Simon Says Christmas Blessings Die in gold cardstock, to the front of the card.

2017 Advent Calendar Extravaganza

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 Simon Says Stamp so you’ll definitely want to win! Simply leave a comment on this post - then head back to taheerah-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 2017 to enter. Be sure to check back on Taheerah's blog on January 1st to see if you are a winner!

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!

So glad you stopped in today!  Have a great day! 


178 comments:

  1. Oh, love those poinsettias. The layering is beautiful too.

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  2. Your card is beautiful! I love the poinsettias - the color is so pretty.

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  3. Wow, what an elegant card you made.
    Like the die-cut vellum snowflake very much.

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  4. Great card, I love the Lil Inkers Geometeric Snow Cover Up Die and the way you used it on vellum. Thank you for this inspiration.

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  5. That is so pretty with the white on kraft in the background!

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  6. Those are the cutest little poinsettias! Love the Christmas Blessings die cut too!

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  7. Lovely card - like the bold gold sentiment and the poinsettias are very cute - love the mod look of them.

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  8. Love the flowers and the gold saying.

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  9. Beautiful card. I love white on kraft.

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  10. Gorgeous! The die on kraft is wonderful!

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  11. Great job on combining two colour glitter in such an elegant way!

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  12. Beautiful card! I really like the vellum over the kraft cardstock. The background is lovely!

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  13. Beautiful.
    I love the little flowers on the
    muted background colors. the
    gold sentiment glows.
    thanks for sharing.

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  14. This is a lovely card! I like those small poinsettia dies too.

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  15. Love the soft kraft and vellum background. Really makes your flowers pop.

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  16. Wow! The texture of this card blows me away. I love the background from the vellum. Just gorgeous!

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  17. Interesting use of the vellum - nice work

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  18. What a beautiful Christmas card, I love the way the Christmas Blessing die looks and I also like that you used the kraft cardstock, I always use it, I think it looks different and pretty. Thanks Tracey Magner

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  19. So very pretty! Love the background!

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  20. I love those tiny poinsettias!

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  21. Oh how SWEET!
    Love the pops of colors from those blooms!

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  22. Such frosty looking snowflakes in the background. It is beautiful with the pops of color. Thanks for sharing!

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  23. Fabulous card Laurie! Love the gold sentiment!

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  24. Really pretty card, lovely colours x

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  25. So pretty! Love the coverup die you used and those pretty poinsettias!

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  26. This is a beautiful card. Great job.

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  27. Pretty card! Love your choice of colors, the composition, and the techniques.

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  28. Those poinsettias are so sweet! I love the shades of pinks and gold!

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  29. Beautiful, elegant card. Like the small poinsettia.

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  30. Gorgeous card... I love the unique vellum panel overlay. Very cool.

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  31. Beautiful card! Love the colors and the vellum.

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  32. I love the subtle background.

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  33. Lovely card, love the vellum overlay! What a fun way to participate in a blog hop!

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  34. Your pink poinsettias have me captivated; so pretty, especially set against the "snowy" background and accompanied by the lovely gold sentiment. Truly elegant... Thank you for being part of Taheerah's Advent Extravganza!
    ~carol

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  35. Oh what a beauty! I love those flowers!

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  36. The dainty poinsettias are so beautiful and I love the vellum background.

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  37. Love the pop of gold from the sentiment! Beautiful!

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  38. What a beautiful card! I love the Christmas Blessings die cut in the gold. So elegant against the vellum snowflakes and the tan cardstock!

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  39. The little poinsettias are sooooo cute!!

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  40. I absolutely love the Simon Says Christmas Blessings Die - I also love your card but I love that die - it is bold and GREAT. The little poinsettias are cute too they would be great to put all over a card but again I love that bold die.

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  41. your pinkish watercolored poinsettias are so pretty against the background you created - lovely card, Laurie

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  42. Love how the snowflake cover die was sprayed with glimmer mist - so very pretty! This is a lovely design.

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  43. Love the mix of vellum and kraft!! Awesome card!!

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  44. Very pretty. I love the die cuts and gold lettering. Thank you for sharing.

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  45. what a great idea to use the velum cutout as the background. Your poinsettias look perfect on your card.

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  46. I love the soft color of the poinsettias against the vellum background. So pretty!

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  47. This is a beautiful card. Love the dimension with the layering and I love the pretty colors.

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  48. Be still my heart....this is just beautiful.

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  49. Love the soft florals and the gorgeous script sentiment.

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  50. Ohhh what a pretty card! Love your cover up, bet it looks lovely with the sparkle!

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  51. The background on your card is beautiful! The gold just makes the card pop! Thanks for the inspiration and for the opportunity to win!

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  52. Such a pretty card - love the white on kraft and the pink poinsettias.

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  53. Beautiful rendering of a pretty card...thank you for sharing!

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  54. Lovely card! The snowflake coverup looks fab as a base for your Embellishments

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  55. Beautiful vellum background. What a fabulous idea!

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  56. Love poinsettias. So many ways to use stamps and dies for cards and tags.

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  57. The flowers look just beautiful using Peerless. Can't wait to try this.

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  58. I love your layered cards. Beautiful colors too. Thank you sharing.

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  59. Love this awesome card! The design is wonderful & the vellum over the kraft is perfect!

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  60. Very pretty card. Love the vellum and gold!

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  61. This is amazing. I love how your vellum stays on the card flawlessly. Thanks so much for your inspiration.

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  62. What a stunning card. I don't know how you manage it, but that vellum background die is simultaneously not distracting from the focal image, but also elevates the card into something spectacular. I love this so much. Thank you for sharing such a lovely idea!

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  63. Pretty card. The sentiment die cut in gold cardstock pops beautifully.

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  64. What a lovely card - love the vellum background, gold sentiment and pretty flowers!

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  65. Oooooooòh, beautiful Laurie, love the background and the gold sentiment looks amazing with the pop of colour. Well done.

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  66. Your real gold sentiment is just perfect for your pretty card.

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  67. water coloring the poinsettias really made all the difference. I also love the spray on the vellum

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  68. Gorgeous! the vellum background is stunning.

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  69. This is a new favorite by you Laurie!! It's absolutely beautiful!

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  70. Oh, I love the vellum overlay Laurie! So pretty. The little flowers are so sweet!

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  71. Laurie your card is gorgeous. Love the cover plate die!

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  72. Your card is so pretty! Love that cover plate!

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  73. I really like all the textures...the background and the cut out poinsettias..so pretty.

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  74. Lovely card idea. Love all these dies. I love the Holiday Blessings.. beautiful in gold

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  75. Pretty card! Thanks for participating in this fun event!!

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  76. Very pretty, I love the gold die cut greeting the best.

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  77. So pretty! Love those poinsettias!

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  78. Very pretty. I like the background and the pink flowers and gold sentiment.

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  79. Love the background die and the water colored poinsettias. Great card!

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  80. Oh I never thought of glimmer mist on vellum! Brilliant!

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  81. Wow - this is really beautiful! Love the shimmer and those darling poinsettias!

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  82. Very beautiful. Love the gorgeous background and the pretty little blooms.

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  83. I love your background. It's so pretty!

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  84. Gorgeous card, Laurie! Love your sweet Poinsettia's!

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  85. Beautiful card. Thank you for sharing.

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  86. Lovely card! Really like to soft colored Poinsettias.

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  87. I was so intrigued by the vellum background that I completely missed the poinsettias, until I saw someone else comment on them. I thought the geometric snowflakes had been heat embossed and when you mentioned the vellum I had to go back and take a closer look. That is so neat how you did that. I really like it and the poinsettias too!

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  88. Your card is so
    pretty! Great use
    of the vellum.
    Carla from Utah

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  89. Beautiful card! Creative use of vellum and the combination on kraft is too good! Thanks for sharing with us :)

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  90. Great card, Thanks for sharing!

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  91. So beautiful, love the take on Kraft with pretty poinsettias!

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  92. Your card is absolutely beautiful ! margessw@icloud.com

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  93. I love this vellum background against the kraft cardstock. Very nice design!

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  94. What a gorgeous and elegant card - thanks so much for sharing and inspiring!

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  95. Great card. I love the gold greeting

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  96. Beautiful! The vellum background is beautiful!

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  97. I love the velum background! So delicate and soft.

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  98. Stunning card! Love your choice of vellum for the background.

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  99. Am loving your sweet card and the Christmas Blessings sentiment die cut!

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  100. I really like the unique background...vellum on Kraft. Very versatile.

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  101. Hi Laurie,

    The pink poinsettias really pop against the neutral background. Love pink! I just love the Christmas Blessings word die and used it in all my Christmas cards this year. Thanks for sharing! Merry Christmas!

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  102. I love those sweet pink flowers on kraft!

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  103. Such a pretty card and I love the little poinsettias. So cute.

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  104. Wow this card is so elegant! Thanks for sharing!

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  105. Super cute! Love your colors, patterns, and design. Just lovely.

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  106. lovely card - the gold sentiment looks so elegant :)

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  107. Beautiful card; the golden sentiment is perfect in combination with the great background.

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  108. The background die cut out of vellum is so very lovely. The whole card is lovely.

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  109. Such a pretty card, love the vellum cover die cut with some shimmer and The elegant sentiment with the pretty pink poinsettias.

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  110. very pretty! Love the colors together!

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  111. Unconventional Christmas colors but what beautiful card!

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  112. Very lovely card. Thanks for sharing...

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  113. Such a pretty and delicate card! So lovely.

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  114. The vellum background is lovely! A great setting for the poinsettias.

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  115. What an amazingly beautiful card. I love the vellum die cut. The entire card is awesome.

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  116. Those flowers! That background! The offset layout!! Terrific, all!

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  117. Wow...gorgeous!! Love the vellum!!!

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  118. Hi Laurie!! What a wonderful card! I love how you created that die-cut background from vellum!! It's lovely! Thank you for sharing!! ☺

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  119. What a festive background! I am going to have to CASE doing that with a similar die that I have. Thanks.

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  120. Such a gorgeous and stunning card!! I love how you used a delicate paper like vellum to create that neat overlay! Something to file away to try soon! :)

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  121. Laurie, your card is simply gorgeous!

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  122. Love your card, the poinsettias are just so pretty!

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  123. What an elegant stunning card, Laurie. Thanks so much for inspiring us all with your fabulous art during this special event.
    Blessings,
    Karen Letchworth

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  124. A very cute and simple card, yet elegant.

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  125. what a lovely card, thank you for sharing!

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  126. Love how you did the background with vellum and the Lil Inker die .. your card is just gorgeous! TFS!!

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  127. Pretty! I love that word die cut!!!! Thanks for sharing and happy holidays!

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  128. Lovely Christmas card! The font of the die is great! Foil die cut pops out of the card, awesome!

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  129. Pretty card. Love that sentiment die. Definitely want that.

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  130. WOW! Love the background! CAS with small pretty blooms and meaningful gold sentiment...definitely a Blessing! Great job!

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  131. I love these cover plate dies, but had never thought to do one in vellum! Very cool look!

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  132. I like how you combined products from different companies to make your beautiful card.

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  133. love this idea and your design!

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  134. Lovely card. I really like the vellum background. TFS!

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  135. So nice. Love that sentiment! A lot!! Thank you.

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  136. The vellum background is beautiful, and I love the pops of color from the poinsettias!

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  137. Beautiful card, I especially like your color choices.

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  138. The baby poinsettias are a real nice change of pace. Mostly you see that the focal point are large flowers. This card feels very dainty and quite lovely.

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  139. Splendid card, love the small poinsettias...really set up your sentiment.

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  140. Love the design. What is the background design die called I love the effect it makes. Great card

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  141. very pretty card! Love the background.

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  142. Very nice card, I really like it!

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  143. Beautiful card! I especially love the glittery vellum die-cut - so pretty!

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