Saturday, October 1, 2011

ODBD October Release Blog Hop!



Hello friends! Welcome to the Our Daily Bread designs October Release Blog Hop!    If you got here from Lisa's Blog, you are in the right place. If not you might want to start at the Our Daily Bread designs Blog and start from the beginning.  If you get lost along the way, simply return there where the entire hop is listed with links.
 
Here are the Hop Details:
The Hop will run 8am EDT Oct. 1 until 8pm EDT Oct 2. The winners will be announced on the ODBD Blog on Oct 3. THREE blessed hoppers will win their CHOICE of ONE FREE SET, and ONE very blessed hopper will win the GRAND PRIZE of their CHOICE OF THREE FREE SETS
Here is what you have to do to be qualified to win one of these prizes: Hop to each designer’s blog and leave a comment Return to the Our Daily Bread designs blog and leave a comment telling us that you completed the hop, making note if there were any you could not comment on. Answer the question on the ODBD blog when you leave your comment.



 



Happy Saturday!  Hope you are enjoying the HOP so far!  For today I created a quick and easy gift bag with card ensemble.   We always need a few quick and easy gifts at the ready just in case during the Christmas season.  








For the card, I used some of My Mind's Eye Lost and Found Christmas papers.   I stamped the Joy Tree image using versamark and embossed in gold.  I love this image!  So elegant and different with the different fonts and song shaped into a tree.  I actually made the tree a wee bit smaller by using the  Spellbinder's lacey pennant die to cut it out.   I love this option.  I added a picture so you can see how beautifully gold it is.   I added a Spellbinder's border, to the top of the card and topped it off with a few gold pearls.   I added a seam binding bow.  I finished with a few gold pearls and gold memory thread bow.   Please note the tiny stars in the background dp.  It mimics the stars on the tree.  Love that!







  I made the gift bag from ivory card stock and stamped the Christmas Collage stamp in versamark and gold embossed.  Cut out and adhered to the front of my bag.  This stamp is so detailed and has the perfect look.  It just completes the whole bag or card front with one stamp!  Love that!   I added some seam binding handles and a smaller Spellbinder's lacey pennant for tag that I lightly stamped in a different color with the same stamp.  I stuff the bag with a few goodies and was done!  I just fell in love with the hounds tooth print pencils I got in the dollar spot at Michael's.  I thought I would add a couple of those in just in case some of you are looking for quick and easy teacher gifts.


As always thanks so much for stopping by!




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127 comments

  1. Oooh....I knew I would find lots of yumminess here!! Gorgeous projects and the chocolate is yummy as well! :) Hugs and blessings, Angie

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  2. Wow!!!!!! Betty what gorgeous projects these are!!! Just gorgeous as always!!!

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  3. Wowzer Betty! You are too creative!! I just love your gift bag with all the elegant embossing. What a gorgeous presentation of a gift!! The chocolate definitely adds to the yumminess. LOL! Gorgeous use of the Joy tree as well!!

    Have a blessed weekend!
    hugs,
    Chris

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  4. oh Betty! what a wonderful idea for the bag! and love how you used the SB die on the joy tree! beautiful!

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  5. Oh wow Betty! LOVE your gift set! That bag is gorgeous and I love the joy tree cut out! I am always a fan of gold embossing especially at Christmas! Gorgeousness for sure!!! Have a great weekend!
    hugs,
    Grace

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  6. How beautiful!!! That background stamp makes a beautiful gift bag and love the tree with "Joy to the World"!!

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  7. this is OVER the top beautiful Betty!!!! WOW WOW WOW LOVE your matching set, and that bow with the gold accents LOVE IT!!!

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  8. This is just stunning. LOVE IT...

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  9. Gorgeous combo! Your bow is simply amazing!

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  10. Your card is stunning, and I love the bag also.

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  11. very clever using the pennants!
    Sandra ltb

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  12. Love your card and gift box! Beautiful!

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  13. This is fabulous!! And I just love the tree shaped scripture!!

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  14. i knew i could count on you to have something absolutely stunning to share! all i can say is "WOW"!!!

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  15. What great ideas! Just beautiful!

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  16. I just love your projects, thank you for creating and sharing them.

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  17. Love it!!! That stamp as the front of a gift bag is perfect. And I love the striped paper with your card. The lacey pennant die with the tree is a great idea. Overall inspiring and beautiful creation!!!

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  18. Gorgeous projects Betty ... AMAZING ... TFS

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  19. WOW! Fabulous projects, Betty! I just love the Christmas bag idea! Two beautiful creations!

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  20. These are wonderful! Love your use of dies. Now, some die shopping for me!

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  21. These are wonderful! Love your use of dies. Now, some die shopping for me!

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  22. Oh, Betty, your card and gift bag are FABULOUS!!

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  23. Beautiful Betty!! Love the way you cut the tree with the spellbinder and the wonderful gift bag is a perfect set!!

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  24. Beautiful ! So different.
    Susan M

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  25. W0W! These are beautiful!
    Blessings Bernie

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  26. What a beautiful gift set. I would so love to get this from someone. All the added embellishments really make it a complete package. I really love that bow you embellished too. Wow!

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  27. Love the gift bag idea. Quick and easy - my kind of project!

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  28. What a gorgeous gift set! The card is just stunning and I love the beautiful bow, so pretty! And what an elegant gift bag with the gold embossing! Who wouldn't love to receive these, I know I would!

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  29. Betty, my friend, you are taking my breathtaway with these fabulous creations!! The card and bag are so creative...just beautiful!! Have a blessed weekend! Hugs, Sabrina

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  30. Oh Glory! Where is the ♥ button!!
    Love Love LOVE your project!
    I'm sure someone is going to
    be blessed with this gift...
    I'm blessed just looking at
    your talent! Amazing!
    Thank You and Our Daily Bread
    for having this blog hop and
    a chance to win such
    generous gifts!
    Blessings,
    KimberlyRae

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  31. Love the beautiful cards.

    Holly Paulson

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  32. Wonderful! What a great way to use the Spellbinders Pennant die. And the bag is gorgeous!

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  33. Love what you've done with the stamps. Great designs!

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  34. beautiful card and gift bag!!! love it!

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  35. What a beautiful set, Betty! Love the pendant cut out for the tree and the gold embossing is so elegant.

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  36. Great idea, beautifully done.
    mary l.

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  37. What a pretty card & gift bag set. I make a lot of cards and I am always looking for inspiration for them. Thank you for sharing it with us today.
    alsmouse ~C8> Ratty Hugs

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  38. oh my, what beautiful creations. i love the simplicity of the gift bag but the results are so fabulous and i really like how you've scalloped the tree on the card. now i REALLY want these stamps. thank you.

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  39. such a stunning and noble set!

    i love the classy look of it!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi xoxo

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  40. Lorrayne Ingram / caitiumomOctober 1, 2011 at 3:02 PM

    i love the joy to the world stamp. it is great embossed in teh gold.

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  41. You could just put the card in the gift bag and I'd feel like I had received two extravagent gifts. They really are striking and a wonderful use of stamps!

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  42. Betty,
    I love the Joy Tree stamp. You really made it the focus, and the touches of pearls and color in the background make this card poetic. Thank you for sharing

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  43. The card and gift bag are awesome. Beautiful work!

    Sherian Dixon
    dsdixon@suddenlink.net

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  44. Betty, What an awesome card. Beautiful design.

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  45. Wow, beauty and elegance are shining all around your projects. Who needs a gift in that gorgeous bag - I'd be doing a happy dance just to have the bag. Thanks for sharing your wonderful talent and projects.

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  46. Oh my gosh- these projects are awesome- crazy about how you used the lacey pendants to cut out the tree. Can't wait to get my hands on some of these new stamps
    Charlene

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  47. Wow wonderful cards, these new sets are fabulous!

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  48. A beautiful set. Love your work.

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  49. Stunning card. I love the colors, and the way you used the Nestability on the "tree".

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  50. Thanks Betty for the gift bag ideas. Really nice and very useful.

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  51. .... ohhhh my goshhhh.. where to start.. its soooo
    beautiful.. thanks for the opportunity
    mitz_zee@yahoodotcom

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  52. I love this tree with words on it! Thanks!

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  53. Wow! Beatiful card & bag combo! I adore that Christmas Tree image!
    Pam
    panuttingatgmaildotcom

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  54. Betty,

    The card and gift bag are beautiful. Everything is lovely!

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  55. How pretty is this!!!

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  56. Both your projects are just perfect! Love them!

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  57. The gold embossing is just wonderful with both images. Love your use of the spellbinders pennant die to cut out the tree.

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  58. Beautiful, Betty! Love these fabulous images embossed in gold..they look so elegant!

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  59. I really like what you have done with your designs here! Lovely work.

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  60. Love all of your projects. Simply elegant. Thanks for sharing.

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  61. love the use of the spelbinders with the joy tree andreally like the gift bag. great work.

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  62. Such a beautiful set - love how you used the spellbinder die to cut out the tree,
    Danita

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  63. Very pretty. Love the card and gift bag.

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  64. This is gorgeous!
    I am visiting you via Finding New Friends Weekend Blog Hop. Please stop by and leave a comment. I am already a GFC follower. Follow me if you like.

    Patricia aka Mamaw
    http://itsabouttimemamaw.blogspot.com/

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  65. Embossing is one of my favorite techniques. Your card is awesome!

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  66. I love the colors on the card, gives it a vintage feel. The gift bag is beautifully done. Thank you for sharing them with us.

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  67. Fab gift ensamble - love the gift bag! Wonderful use of the stamps!

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  68. Great projects; love the details! Thanks for sharing.

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  69. Gorgeous project. Just stunning. I love everything about it. New follower. Thanks

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  70. Love your scalloped tree on the card the the way you've used the stamp on the gift bag.

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  71. Love the projects!

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  72. Gorgeous! I love that tree collage image!
    DeniseB

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  73. I really love the scallops around the tree on your beautiful card. Your gift bag is spectacular too! WOW. TFS.

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  74. The collage is my favorite image! I love how you used it to make the gift bag! And such details on your card! Beautiful!
    Debb DeFord

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  75. Wow this is a beautiful gift set. Your bag is out of this world!

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  76. Susan said: What a beautiful card and gift bag. I would never have thought of using the pennant die as a Christmas tree -- how creative. Love the Joy to the World embossed on the die and your choice of papers. Wonderful! (posting as anonymous due to Blogger difficulties. s_huston@hotmail.com)

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  77. Awesome projects Betty! I especially love the collage tree card.

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  78. Beautiful gift set Betty . . . I think this wonderful set might almost eclipse any gift that were inside :-) Well done!

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  79. Betty, your card and gift bag is wonderful!! Your card has that patriotic and chrismasie look!! Awesome job!!

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  80. What a gorgeous gift bag and card! I have never made my own gift bags-WOW! I don't know if I would tackle that!

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  81. No, i can't pick which one I like the best. They are both wonderful. Love all the detail on your card.

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  82. Wow Betty! Two yummy projects! Love the gold embossed tree - what a great idea! And that card is stunning. That Joy Tree is so much fun!

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  83. Fabulous projects. Nice design and colors.

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  84. Great job. Its stunning and Fabulouse all in one.


    Shirley Lacroix

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  85. Your gift bag is really cute but I really love the way you cut that joy tree with a die cut.

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  86. What fantastic projects I love the colors that you used

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  87. Lovely. Great ideas! Thanks for sharing!

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  88. Ooooh, very cool gift bag, love the collage stamp gold embossed and the bow on that card!!

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  89. So pretty!! I really like how you did your tree. Both projects are beautiful!!

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  90. A beautiful gift bag and I love the tree with "Joy to the World" Thanks for sharing. Kindest regards

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  91. I love the gift combo...just perfect for holiday gift giving.

    thanks for sharing,
    Colleen

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  92. What a pretty card! I love how you turned the pennant into a tree and the bow with the cord is a lovely accent.
    The gift bag is sooo lovely. Such a sweet idea.
    Thanks for sharing! :)

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  93. Beautiful! Both the card and the bag! I love the collage image! This is a perfect gift bag for a small but special gift! TFS

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  94. Wow, I love the card and the bag. That collage is the best! Thanks for sharing!

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  95. what wonderful projects, just gorgeous. anyone would love to receive these!
    linda patti tpatti@windstream.net

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  96. Absolutely beautiful. Loooove it.

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  97. So elegant Betty! Love the gold embossing! Happy belated WCMD :)

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  98. Using the pendant die was brilliant! Love your card. Thank you.

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  99. Thank you Betty, I am beginning to love that Christmas collage stamp. I love what you did with it and your card is beautiful as well.

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  100. Beautiful Betty, Beautiful projects! I love the spellbinder tree you made! I love how you used the Christmas collage stamp to make a gift bag! I love that you embossed in gold! I wish I could just follow you around when you are creating!

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  101. So pretty, love the bag and the card and the gold and ....well, love the projects - love this release!

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  102. So BEAUTIFUL. I love both the gift bag and the card. The stamp you used on the card is my favorite of this stamp set. I too love the song with the different fonts. I love the gold & how the card & bag are coordinated together with the color theme. Blessings!

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  103. I just love the card! The bold stripes and fleur de lis border, stamped tree, gold accents and lacey bow all combine into one classy card.

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  104. Wonderful ideas for the use of these stamps. They are both so great.
    Thanks loads,
    Candy Meyers

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  105. Love your use of the word tree! How clever!

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  106. Beautiful card and gift bag!! Love the tree cut with the spellbinders lacey pennant.

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  107. Two gorgeous cards, love both of them.

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  108. carol from kiwilandOctober 2, 2011 at 6:30 PM

    Love the card - the papers and then cutting the tree out with the pendant die - very clever.The gift bag looks fab too - just great ideas.Thank you for sharing.

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  109. Your ensemble is just gorgeous!

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  110. Oh my! What an amazing layout. I love the way the stamps look as if they were printed on the paper.

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  111. Lovely card and bag.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

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  112. Beautiful projects. I love the bag.

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  113. Your card and bag are beautiful! Love the spellbinder die and how you used it with the tree! Just Gorgeous!

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  114. These are both so beautiful. I love the strips with the Joy tree-- really powerful and elegant.

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  115. Very elegant card and gift bag! Love the gold embossing on white! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  116. WOW COORDINATED BOX & CARD. AN IDEA THAT WOULD WORK OF THE SMALL GIFTS FOR MY CO WORKERS

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  117. how cute a a tree with the stamps

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