Posted in beginner stamper, Birds, Designer Series Paper, Gratitude/ Thanks

Bruno & Kylie Bertucci’s Demonstrator Training Program Blog Hop-February 2022-Stampin’ Up!® Friendly Hello Thank You Card

I’m excited to be training with Bruno and Kylie again this year and participating in our monthly Blog Hop with amazing Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators from around the world.  The purpose of this blog hop is to allow each of us in the training group an opportunity to learn and practice new skills to better ourselves and our Stampin’ Up! business. The benefit to you is that you get to “hop around the world” and get inspiration from many awesome Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators! You are currently at Theresa’s Treasures with Theresa McEntee from Bisbee, Arizona USA to see my Friendly Hello Thank You Card . Be sure to visit everyone’s blog and see how the creative energy results in a variety of fabulous cards and projects!

Friendly Hello Thank You Card

The Theme is “Thank You” and you will receive this exclusive Friendly Hello Thank You Card as a gift for your order during the month of February 2022. You may place your order in my Online Store HERE or by selecting an item from the photographic supply list at the end of this blog. The Host Code is: 9UGD7RDM

Friendly Hello Thank You Card

I really enjoyed creating with the Friendly Hello stamp set and designer series paper bundle to make all of these different Friendly Hello Thank You Cards. You cannot buy the Friendly Hello Bundle. You must earn it as part of the Stampin’ Up! Sale-a-bration. But hurry, Sale-a-bration ends on February 28, 2022! Details on how to earn this set will be at the end of the blog.

Friendly Hello Thank You Card

Measurements and Supplies

  • Basic Black Card Stock (CS) card base: 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches with a score line at 4 1/4 inches.
  • Basic Black CS: 2 5/8 x 2 5/8 inches
  • Basic White CS: 2 1/2 x 2 1/2 inches, 4 x 5 1/4 inches (inside panel)
  • Friendly Hello Designer Series Paper (DSP): 3 strips measuring
    1 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches
  • Ink: Memento, Pool Party, Highland Heather, Pale Papaya and Granny Apple Green
  • Ribbon: White 1/4 inch (6.4 mm) Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon
  • Embellishment: Polished Dots.

Instructions

  1. Stamp the sentiment in Memento Ink and the bird image in Pool Party Ink onto the 2 1/2 x 2 1/2 inch Basic White CS.
  2. Use the other images in the stamp set and the different colors of ink to stamp the inside of the card (the Basic White CS 4 x 5 1/4 inch).
  3. Adhere the inside panel to the inside of the Basic Black CS card base.
  4. Position the 3 strips of Friendly Hello DSP on the front of the Basic Black CS card base.
  5. Adhere in place.
  6. Adhere the stamped 2 1/2 x 2 1/2 inch Basic White CS to the 2 5/8 x 2 5/8 inch Basic Black CS.
  7. Use Black Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere the sentiment card piece to the front of the card.
  8. Tie a bow with the White Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon and adhere to the card front with a Mini Glue Dot.
  9. Add some Polished Dots to the flowers as desired.
Friendly Hello Thank You Card

Voila! This Friendly Hello Thank You Card is fairly quick and simple to make, and looks great for expressing my gratitude to my customers.

You are at Theresa McEntee-Theresa’s Treasures-USA. Stop by the next blog on the list to see another fabulous Thank You card!

In order to make my Friendly Hello Thank You Card you will need the Friendly Hello stamp set and Friendly Hello Designer Series Paper which you much earn with a $100 USD order. There are other great Sale-a-bration products which can be earned with a $50 USD order. Check out the Stampin’ Up! Sale-a-Bration Brochure to see what you may like. The Host Code is: 9UGD7RDM

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Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope to be mailing you a Friendly Hello Thank You Card for your order. If you have any questions about how to place an order, or about any of the Stampin’ Up! products, shoot me an email at: theresastreasures.az@gmail.com.

Have a lovely day!

Theresa

Posted in #simplestamping, 2022 January-June Stampin' Up!® Mini Catalog, beginner stamper, Birds, Designer Series Paper, Inspiration, Nature, Outdoors

Stampin’ Up!® On the Horizon #SimpleStamping Relax Card

Hello and good day my crafty friends! I have the third card in a series of easy to make and beautiful #SimpleStamping cards for you! The On the Horizon #SimpleStamping Relax Card. Click HERE to see the first card in the series. You can click HERE for the second card.

The New Horizons Designer Series Paper makes the On the Horizon #SimpleStamping Relax Card card so easy! And you can make these stunning cards quickly!

Here is the sheet of New Horizons Designer Series Paper (DSP) I chose for today’s card. Try to visualize a scene for yourself before you start to stamp.

Here is what I “saw”. Yours may be completely different.

Measurements

On the Horizon #SimpleStamping Relax Card

  • Evening Evergreen Card Stock (CS) card base: 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches with a score line at 4 1/4 inches.
  • Basic White CS: 4 x 5 1/4 inches
  • New Horizons DSP: 4 x 5 1/4 inches and a 1/2 x 5 1/4 inch strip.

Stamping

Start stamping with the Evening Evergreen Ink. First stamp the birds. Then stamp the clump of grass in the foreground.

Add the trees and the sentiment “Relax & Enjoy Your Day!”. Super easy!!

For the inside of the card, adhere the 1/2 x 5 1/4 inch strip of the New Horizons DSP to the bottom of the 4 x 5 1/4 inch Basic White CS. Stamp the trees in Evening Evergreen Ink. Add the birds and you’re done!

Assembling the Card

Adhere the inside of the card to the inside of the Evening Evergreen CS card base. Adhere the front to the front of the card base.

Voila! You have a stunning and relaxing scene to go with the “Relax & Enjoy Your Day” sentiment!

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Have a really great day and awesome week!

Theresa

Posted in #simplestamping, 2022 January-June Stampin' Up!® Mini Catalog, beginner stamper, Birds, Designer Series Paper, Gratitude/ Thanks, Nature, Outdoors, Simple stamping

Stampin’ Up!® On the Horizon #SimpleStamping “Breathe” card

Happy day my crafty friends! I have a series of beautiful #SimpleStamping cards for you! I will show you the second one today. Click HERE to see the first card in the series.

The New Horizons Designer Series Paper really makes the card for you. And they turn out to be stunning cards with minimal effort on your part!

Here is the scene for today. What do you see in your mind’s eye?

Here is my card with the addition of the birds, grass, trees and sentiment from the On the Horizon stamp set.

Measurements

New Horizons “Breathe” card

  • Granny Apple Green Card Stock (CS) card base: 4 1/4 x 11 inches with a score line at 5 1/2 inches
  • New Horizons DSP: 4 x 5 1/4 inch and a 3/4 inch strip for the inside
  • Basic White CS: 4 x 5 1/4 inches

Ink: Granny Apple Green, Blackberry Bliss and Evening Evergreen

Stamping

Start out with the Granny Apple Green Ink and the grass stamp from the On the Horizon stamp set. Stamp the grass on the lower portion. Next use the Evening Evergreen Ink and the small trees. Stamp some trees at full strength. For other trees Stamp Off once. This makes the trees more 3D.

To finish the card, use Blackberry Bliss Ink to stamp some birds and the sentiment “Breathe”. Now take a breath and admire your work.

Adhere the 3/4 inch strip of the New Horizons DSP to the 4 x 5 1/4 inch Basic White CS. This is the inside of the card. Use the Blackberry Bliss Ink to stamp some birds in the upper left-hand corner.

Adhere the inside panel to the inside of the Granny Apple Green CS card base. Then adhere the front panel to the front of the card base.

Voila! Gorgeous! And so simple!

Thanks for visiting today. I hope you try out this New Horizons DSP and make your own nature scenes.

Theresa

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Posted in 2021-2022 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog, 2022 January-June Stampin' Up!® Mini Catalog, 3D Technique, Avid Stamper, Birds, Birthday, Designer Series Paper, Fun/Fancy fold card, Nature, Outdoors, Sea

What I learned from this Friday Fun Fold Pop Up Box Birthday Card

Hello my stamping friends! I hope all has been well with you this week. Today I have a Friday Fun Fold Pop Up Box Birthday Card for you. I learned this fold from Rachel Tessman who made it as a Paper Pumpkin alternative. You can see her card HERE. The first go around I made several mistakes. There will be tips for you so that you will be able to avoid the same mistakes I made.

The New Horizons Designer Series Paper (DSP) is so awesome, I am in love with it! This paper is super great for scenic watercolor backgrounds. I will be using the New Horizons DSP for today’s card along with the Sailing Home stamp set.

This is a photo of the second Friday Fun Fold Pop Up Box Birthday Card card I made. I will give you tips so that your first card comes out right.

Measurements

Friday Fun Fold Pop Up Box Birthday Card

Misty Moonlight Card Stock (CS) card base: 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches.

New Horizons Designer Series Paper (DSP): The scene will be portrait orientation. Cut the 6 x 6 inch scene at 4 1/4 inches first. Then cut the resulting strip to be 1 5/8 x 5 1/2 inches. Cut the scene to be 3 1/4 x 4 1/4 inches. You will need to use 2 sheets to get both scenes. One scene for the front and one for the back of the card.

Basic White CS: 2 1/2 x 1 inch (for sentiment) and 2 x 4 inch to stamp the larger sailboats on.

Night of Navy CS: 2 3/4 x 1 inch (for sentiment)

Ink: Night of Navy

Scoring the Card Base

Score at 1/2, 2 1/8, 2 5/8, 4 1/4, 5 7/8, 6 7/8 and 8 inches.

Preparing the Card Base

First Tip: Do not burnish the score lines until after you make the slot. Make the slot as thin as you can. The slot on the left is too wide. This made the finished card unstable. Use the Stampin’ Up! Trimmer to get a thin slot. Set the left edge of the card base at 4 5/16 inches and make a cut from 1 1/8 to 4 3/8 inches. Then turn the card base 180° and cut again. Use your paper snips to cut the extra piece off to make the slot.

Second Tip: Adhere the 1 5/8 x 5 1/2 inch strips of the New Horizons DSP close to the 4 1/4 inch score line, but do not cover the score line. The card should be easy to fold.

Stamping

Stamp the large sailboat twice in Night of Navy Ink onto a scrap of Basic White CS. Use a scrap of the News Horizons to stamp the small sailboat twice. You may fussy cut the sailboats or use the Smooth Sailing Dies.

Stamp the desired sentiment onto the 1 x 2 1/2 inch Basic White CS with Night of Navy Ink. I used the “Happy Birthday” from the Celebrating You stamp set.

Assembling the Fun Fold

One difference between my card and Rachel’s is that I wanted an image on both the front and the back of the card. That way there is something to look at forward and backward. Adhere the top of the two sailboat scenes together. Apply a Tear-n-Tape strip to the bottom of the back one.

Insert the sailboat scene through the slot in the card base. Align the bottom of the sailboat scene with the 1/2 inch score line. Take the protective layer off of the Tear-n-Tape on the scene. Fold the base at the 1/2 inch score line so that it sticks to the sail boat scene. Apply a strip of the Tear-n-Tape to the Misty Moonlight bottom.

Peel the protective layer off of the Tear-n-Tape. Adhere the two sailboat scene pieces together. Press down. Apply more Tear-n-Tape over the bottom of the sail boat scene. Remove the protective covering.

Fold the card base at the 4 1/4 inch score line to adhere the sides together.

Here is how the Pop Up Box looks from the side and all the way folded down. Cool right?!

Decorating the Pop Up Box

Tip: The first go around I put the small sailboat on the left and the sentiment on the right. The second time I was able to add the larger sailboat if I put the small sailboat to the right. Note: I forgot to stamp the birds on the sail boat scene for the first card. I really like the scene much better with the birds added.

On the backside, I placed the small sailboat on the left and the larger sailboat on the right as shown.

Be sure to adhere the sail boats and sentiment to the small strip under the DSP piece so that they pop up!

Finished Product

Here are the forward and backward views of the first card.

Here are the forward and backward views of the second card.

Voila! I hope you are successful with this. I really felt a sense of accomplishment after figuring this Fun Fold Pop Up Box Birthday card out.

Thanks so much for reading my blog. Please leave a comment and let me know if you like the way I am doing this blog. Helpful suggestions are welcome.

Theresa

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Paper Pumpkin is a subscription kit. You earn FREE product when you order a pre-paid code from my Online Store. A pre-paid code will be sent in an email. Next, go to my Paper Pumpkin sign up and enter the code. You will get this Safari kit if you do so by February 10, 2022.

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• 3-Month Prepaid Paper Pumpkin Subscription [137859] $63.00 : —https://bit.ly/3qin54v

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You will get an email with the Pre-paid code. Then you will go to: https://bit.ly/subscribeTheresasTreasuresPaperPumpkin and enter the pre-paid code to start your subscription! Shoot me an email with any questions

Celebrate Diversity

Lots of fun with diversity is coming on February 1, 2022. The All Together set will include 10 Stampin’ Blends for a range of skin colors. The images in the stamp set will celebrate diversity. Watch for more information on this fabulous set!

Get this FREE Creative Download from Stampin’ Up! for more on the celebration of diversity.

Thank you for your attention. If you need any assistance with your order please email me at theresastreasues.az@gmail.com

Posted in #simplestamping, 2022 January-June Stampin' Up!® Mini Catalog, beginner stamper, Birds, Designer Series Paper, Gratitude/ Thanks, Nature, Outdoors, Sunset

Stampin’ Up!® On the Horizon #SimpleStamping Thank you card

Good day fellow card makers, stampers and crafters! I have a series of beautiful #SimpleStamping cards for you! I will show you the first one today.

The New Horizons Designer Series Paper really makes the card for you. And they turn out to be stunning cards!

What do you “see” in your minds eye when you look at this fabulous paper?

I saw a sunset scene. This scene is so peaceful and serene for me. All I did was to use the On the Horizon stamp set to add the birds and trees using Polished Pink Ink.

Measurements

On the Horizon #SimpleStamping Thank You Card

  • Polished Pink Card Stock (CS) card base: 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches with a score line at 4 1/4 inches.
  • New Horizons Designer Series Paper (DSP): 4 x 5 1/4 inches. Save a strip to use on the inside panel.
  • Basic White CS: 4 x 5 1/4 inches.

Ink: Polished Pink and Evening Evergreen

Stamping

First stamp the birds from the On the Horizons stamp set in Polished Pink Ink. Follow by stamping the trees. Stamp Off once for the trees on the left. Use Evening Evergreen Ink for the sentiment “Thanks for Everything”.

Adhere a strip of the New Horizons DSP to the left side of the 4 x 5 1/4 inch Basic White CS. Stamp the birds over the top. Adhere the front and the inside panels to the Polished Pink CS card base.

Voila! That is it! So simple and yet so fabulous! The New Horizons DSP is simply amazing!

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Thanks for stopping by today! Have a wonderful crafty day!

Theresa

Stampin’ Up! Promotions

Joining Special

Earn 2 FREE stamp sets of your choosing when you sign up to be a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator. Choose $125 of product for your Starter Kit and pay only $99 before shipping and handling! Join HERE. Contact me for more information at theresastreasures.az@gmail.com.

Paper Pumpkin Subscription

Don’t monkey around and miss this amazing adventure! Unleash your creativity with February’s wildly fun kit!

Answer the call of the wild—and your creativity—with the Safari Celebration Paper Pumpkin Kit. This playful, party-themed kit includes all the goodies and gear you need to create nine cards and coordinating envelopes in safari-inspired shapes and patterns you’ll go wild for! Make every occasion a celebration with this month’s amusing animals, beautiful botanicals, and celebratory sentiments.

Paper Pumpkin is a subscription kit. You earn FREE product when you order a pre-paid code from my Online Store. A pre-paid code will be sent in an email. Next, go to my Paper Pumpkin sign up and enter the code. You will get this Safari kit if you do so by February 10, 2022.

Paper Pumpkin Codes:

• 3-Month Prepaid Paper Pumpkin Subscription [137859] $63.00 : —https://bit.ly/3qin54v

• 6-Month Prepaid Paper Pumpkin Subscription [137860] $114.00:–https://bit.ly/3njb4tE

• One year Prepaid Paper Pumpkin Subscription [137861] $220.00:–https://bit.ly/3zNjj66

You will get an email with the Pre-paid code. Then you will go to: https://bit.ly/subscribeTheresasTreasuresPaperPumpkin and enter the pre-paid code to start your subscription! Shoot me an email with any questions

Celebrate Diversity

Lots of fun with diversity is coming on February 1, 2022. The All Together set will include 10 Stampin’ Blends for a range of skin colors. The images in the stamp set will celebrate diversity. Watch for more information on this fabulous set!

Get this FREE Creative Download from Stampin’ Up! for more on the celebration of diversity.

Thank you for your attention. If you need any assistance with your order please email me at theresastreasues.az@gmail.com

Posted in 2022 January-June Stampin' Up!® Mini Catalog, Birds, flowers

Stampin’ Up!® Friendly Hello #SimpleStamping Birthday Card

Hello! There is exciting news in the Stampin’ Up! world! The 2022 Stampin’ Up! January to June Mini Catalog is live! And it is Sale-a-bration Time again! Today I am using a FREE Sale-a-bration item for my Friendly Hello #SimpleStamping Birthday Card!

What is Sale-a-bration? Sale-a-bration is a promotion by Stampin’ Up! during which you earn FREE product for a qualifying order. In the USA it is $50 for most of the FREE product. There are two selections that require a $100 order. View a PDF of the 2022 Mini Catalog HERE and the Sale-a-bration Brochure HERE. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to shoot me an email at theresastreasures.az@gmail.com.

I have a follow up on a post I did on the In The Moment stamp set and different coloring techniques. The most popular technique was the Stampin’ Blends Alcohol Marker! I must admit that I really love to color with the Blends.

Ok, now for the Friendly Hello #SimpleStamping Birthday Card!

The #SimpleStamping Challenge for this month was to create a card using just Stamps, Ink and paper-and to use a Sale-a-bration product.

This card is made with the Friendly Hello Stamp Set + Friendly Hello 12 x 12 Designer Series Paper (DSP) which is available as a set with an order of $100 USD.

Here is how I did it:

Measurements

Friendly Hello #SimpleStamping Birthday Card:

  • Basic White Card Stock (CS): 4 x 5 1/4 inches and 3 1/2 x 4 3/4 inches
  • Friendly Hello DSP: 4 x 5 1/4 inches
  • Pale Papaya CS card base: 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches with a score line at 4 1/4 inches.

Ink colors:

  • Pale Papaya
  • Granny Apple Green
  • Fresh Freesia
  • Balmy Blue
  • Evening Evergreen

Stamping

Starting with the inside of the card, stamp the flowers in Pale Papaya ink onto the 4 x 5 1/2 inch Basic White CS. Next stamp in Granny Apple Green ink using the leaf sprig. Finish with the Fresh Freesia ink and the small berry bunch. Set aside.

Now we will make the front of the card. Using Balmy Blue Ink, stamp the image of the bird on the branch in the center of the 3 1/3 x 4 3/4 inch Basic White CS. Next stamp the sentiment “Hope you have the BEST BIRTHDAY” in Evening Evergreen Ink in the lower left-hand corner. Using the Pale Papaya Ink stamp the flowers around the bird. Now stamp in Granny Apple Green Ink using the sprig of leaves.

To complete the front of the card, stamp in Fresh Freesia Ink using the small berries.

Assembling the Card

First adhere the stamped inside panel to the inside of the Pale Papaya CS card base.

Next adhere the stamped card front to the 4 x 5 1/4 inch Friendly Hello DSP.

Adhere the stamped front/DSP panel to the front of the card base. Voila! Super simple and very beautiful! Perfect for the #SimpleStamping Challenge!

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Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you have a chance to try this amazing Friendly Hello Stamp Set and Friendly Hello DSP! Have an awesome day!

Theresa

Posted in 2021 Stampin' Up! July-December Mini Catalog, 3D Embossing Folder, Animals, Birds, Christmas, Coloring Techniques, Fun/Fancy fold card, Stampin" Blends Alcohol Markers, Winter Holiday

Stampin’ Up!® Happy Holly Days Happy Christmas card

I am on Day 9 of the “12 Days of Christmas Card Making Challenge” with my stamping buddy Christy. Today’s card is a Stampin’ Up!® Happy Holly Days Happy Christmas Card. Each day of this challenge my blog will focus on a new holiday card. The challenge goes until December 10, 2021. I plan to showcase a different stamp set with each card. This will allow you plenty of time to see the fabulous products that are available in the 2021 Stampin’ Up! July to December Mini Catalog, and to order in time to make your own Christmas cards! You can order HERE when you have your list ready! Tomorrow there is FREE shipping!

I was inspired to make this particular card by a Color Challenge that Stampin’ Up! puts out every month. This months colors are Mossy Meadow, Real Red, Crumb Cake and Gold. This Happy Holly Days Happy Christmas card shows all of these colors.

Measurements

Happy Holly Days Happy Christmas card

  • Mossy Meadow Card Stock (CS) card base: 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches scored at 4 1/4 inches. One end has been cut 1/2 inch shorter with the scalloped pattern in the Basic Borders Dies.
  • Basic White CS: 2 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches, 2 3/4 x 5 1/4 inches, 3 x 3 1/2 inches and 3/4 x 3 1/2 inches(not shown).
  • Real Red CS: 2 x 5 1/2 inches
  • Gold Brushed Metallic CS: 3 x 4 1/4 inches. Cut with the 3rd smallest Scalloped Contours Die.
  • Crumb Cake CS: 1 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches. Embossed with the Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder

Stamping

Stamp the bird image in Sahara Sand Ink onto the 3 x 3 1/2 inch Basic White CS. Then stamp the holly image 3 times onto the 2 3/4 x 5 1/2 inch Basic White CS.

Next stamp the holly image 2 times onto the corners of the 2 3/4 x 5 1/4 inch Basic White CS. Then stamp the sentiment in Mossy Meadow Ink. Also in Mossy Meadow Ink, stamp the sentiment “Happy Christmas” onto the 3/4 x 3 1/2 inch Basic White CS (not shown).

Coloring With Stampin’ Blends Alcohol Markers

I love the Stampin’ Blends Alcohol Markers because you can blend the colors and create beautiful images. My bird doesn’t look as realistic as some, but I am satisfied with the results. I learned to use the Dark Blend first for small areas to create shadows. Then blend in the Light color. The colors here are: Dark Daffodil Delight, Dark Basic Black, and the Light and Dark Crumb Cake, Real Red and Mossy Meadow.

The same procedure, Dark Blend first followed by the Light, is followed for the holly images.

Fussy cut the bird and holly. Also fussy cut the “Happy Christmas” sentiment (not shown).

Tip: Sometimes it is very difficult to cut exactly and not have any white edge. I just use the Light Blend along the outer edge to hide the white.

Assembling the Card

Adhere the inside sentiment and the embossed Crumb Cake CS strip to the inside of the Mossy Meadow CS card base. Adhere the 2 x 5 1/2 inch Real Red CS to the front of the card base.

Now with Stampin’ Dimensionals adhere the Gold Brushed Metallic CS scalloped rectangle to the card front. Follow by adhering the bird with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Use Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals on the center of the back of the holly leaves. Adhere as desired under the bird. To finish, adhere the sentiment “Happy Christmas” under the Gold scalloped rectangle.

Add some Wonderful Gems to make the card front sparkle a little more.

Voila! You have a very festive Happy Christmas card!

I am submitting this card to the #sucolorchallenge and to my Glimmer Gals Team page for our color challenge as well. I hope you enjoyed Day 9 of the 12 Days of Christmas Card Making Challenge. See you tomorrow with card #10!

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Thanks for stopping by. Have a most wonderful day!

Theresa