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MFT Stamps Captivating Mandala | Easy Water-colored Background | Christmas Handmade Card

Hi everyone! It seems that my Christmas cardmaking season is off to a slow start so I thought I’d make a quick and simple
Christmas card to add to my stash.

A clean and simple Merry Christmas handmade card featuring MFT Captivating Mandala die set against an ink water colored background.

For this card, I wanted to create a bright background that would perfectly compliment the Captivating Mandala die
by My Favorite Things. I began this card by painting a bright blue background using Mermaid Lagoon Distress Oxide
ink and Tim Holtz’s watercolor cardstock. I did a little ink smooshing with Blueprint Sketch Distress Oxide ink
and let the panel air dry.

A clean and simple Merry Christmas handmade card featuring MFT Captivating Mandala die set against an ink water colored background.

While the background was drying, I die cut the Captivating Mandala four separate times out of white heavyweight cardstock
and stacked them together for thickness. As a final step, my helper (aka my very eager daughter) sprayed the snowflake with
Glitter Dust in Silver for a little sparkle.
After all of the components were dry, I stamped the sentiment and heat set it with red embossing powder and added the
snowflake to the front with a red piece of thread to tie in the sentiment.

A clean and simple Merry Christmas handmade card featuring MFT Captivating Mandala die set against an ink water colored background.

This card was inspired by the current MFT Sketch Challenge # 463 on their blog. Check out the
design teams inspiration projects for this challenge.

Thank you so much for stopping by, until next time….sprinkle a little creativity on your day!

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Lawn Fawn Happy Harvest | Fall inspired handmade card | Copic coloring

Hi friends, I hope that your weekend is off to a great start.  I have a fall-inspired card to share with you inspired by
the current LawnFawnatics Sketch Challenge.

Lawn Fawn Happy Harvest stamp and Lawn Fawn Woodgrain backdrop stamp combined with Distress Oxide inked background for a fall-inspired, Many Thanks handmade card.

The theme for this challenge is “Guy Cards” and while this card can be for either guys or gals, I focused the color choice on
more of the darker tone shades for guys.
I began the card by stamping the images onto a piece of Neenah Solar White  80lb. cardstock with Memento Tuxedo
Black ink and used Copic Markers to color these in.

Copic Markers Combination

Scarecrow Shirt: W5, W3, W1, W0, G28, G07, G21
Scarecrow Hat: E29, E25, E23, G28, G07, G21
Overalls: B91, B93, B95, B99THE
Face: E00, E11, E13, R20, R22
Nose: YR04
Black Birds: W7, W5, W3, W1, R22 Beak: W9
Straw: Y21, E55
Steak: E57, E55
Pumpkins: YR65, YR04, YR18, E19, YG25, YG67

Lawn Fawn Happy Harvest stamp and Lawn Fawn Woodgrain backdrop stamp combined with Distress Oxide inked background for a fall inspired, Many Thanks handmade card.

After using the ScanNCut machine to cut out the images, I set those aside to work on the background. I stamped the
Woodgrain Backdrop on a kraft cardstock panel with Lawn Fawn’s Walnut dye ink and die cut a stitched circle from the top center.
On a piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock, I ink blended Squeezed Lemonade, Fossilized Amber, Carved Pumpkin
and Ripe Persimmons Distress Oxide ink and splattered brown and white ink for added interest.

To finish this card, I stamped the sentiment onto a piece of black cardstock and heat set it with white embossing powder then die cut it with Fancy Wavy Banner and began adhering the focal point images, popped up on foam tape for a little extra dimension.

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Don’t forget to stop by the LawnFawnatics Challenge Blog and check Design Team’s inspiration projects.

Thank you so much for stopping by, until next time….sprinkle a little creativity on your day!

Below you will find links to the supplies used to create this card. Compensated affiliate links used at no additional cost to you. Thanks for your support!


Hero Arts Color Layering Deer Stamp | Christmas 2019 Handmade Cards

Hi everyone, I hope your weekend is off to an amazing start. This card was inspired by the current A Blog Named Hero Challenge
and features two-color layering stamp sets.

Hero Arts Color Layering Deer stamp combined with Hero Arts Color Layering Christmas Tree stamp images set against a snowy ink blended background to create a beautiful Merry Christmas handmade card.

I absolutely love the Hero Arts Color Layering Deer stamp and wanted to incorporate it into this challenge titled “Nature”.
For me, when I think of nature, I always envision animals that I would find in woodlands.

Since this is a layering stamp, there are three stamps for each image each adding a distinct piece for the overall image.
For the most solid layer, I used Lawn Fawn dye ink in the shade of Butter and stamped it onto a piece of Neenah 110lb. white cardstock.
For the second layer, I stamped the image using Lawn Fawn dye ink in the shade of Doe.
And finally, for the last layer, I used Lawn Fawn dye ink in Walnut shade.
For the legs and face, I simply used Versafine Onyx black ink for a nice and dark impression.
I used the coordinating dies to die cut my image and set it aside.

Next, I used the Hero Arts Color Layering Christmas Tree stamp but this time I only used the most solid layer for a silhouette look.
After stamping the layer with Verafine Onyx black ink, I used the snowy layer stamp and heat set it with Lawn Fawn
Textured White embossing powder for a little snowy dimension.

Hero Arts Color Layering Deer stamp combined with Hero Arts Color Layering Christmas Tree stamp images set against a snowy ink blended background to create a beautiful Merry Christmas handmade card.

For the background, I took a panel of Bristol smooth cardstock and ink blended Mermaid Lagoon Distress Oxide ink towards the
bottom of the panel after masking off a snowy drift followed by Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide ink at the top of the panel. I spritzed the
panel with some water and Copic Opaque White ink for some interest.

I then trimmed the panel with a Hero Arts Rectangle die and added fun foam to the panel before adhering it to an A2 sized
Red Velvet by Gina K panel.

Hero Arts Color Layering Deer stamp combined with Hero Arts Color Layering Christmas Tree stamp images set against and ink blended background to create a beautiful Merry Christmas handmade card.

To complete this card, I stamped the sentiment with VersaMark ink and heat set it with red embossing powder by Hero Arts, then adhered the threes, popped up the deer with foam squares and added some red gems for a little sparkle.

There is still one more day left to join in on this fun challenge, check here for all of the details.

Thank you so much for stopping by, until next time….sprinkle a little creativity on your day!

This card is entered in the following challenges

Polkadoodles Craft Challenge | Polkadoodles Digi Chooseday Craft Challenge | Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge | Addicted to Stamps and More 

Below you will find links to the supplies used to create this card. Compensated affiliate links used at no additional cost to you.
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Lemon Shortbread Christmas Poinsettia Girl | Lil Patch of Crafty Friends | Design Team Project

Hi everyone, today starts the new challenge over on the Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge Blog. This month’s exclusive
sponsor is Lemon Shortbread Digi Stamps and they are offering a 3 image prize to the winner. For my card today,
I used Christmas Poinsettia Girl for a very festive-inspired card.

Lemon Shortbread Digi image of Christmas Poinsettia Girl colored with Copic Markers combined with Carta Bella Santa’s Workshop patterned paper background, Christmas handmade card.

I printed the digital image onto a piece of Neenah Solar White 80lb cardstock resizing the image to fit an A2
sized card panel. Using Copic markers, I colored the image and fussy cut it out.

Copic Markers Combination

Skin: E13, E11, E21, E00, E000, R20
Hair: E50, E53, E33, E35
Eyes: B91, B93
Ribbon: R39, R24, R22
Holly Leaves: G28, G05, G02
Holly Berries: R39, R22
Overcoat: R59, R39, R27, R24, R22
White: C2, C1, C0, C00, Blender
Dress: C3, C2, C1, C0, Blender
Poinsettia: R39, R24, R22, YG17, YG11, Y38, Y08

Lemon Shortbread Digi image of Christmas Poinsettia Girl colored with Copic Markers combined with Carta Bella Santa’s Workshop patterned paper background, Christmas handmade card.

For the background, I used two pieces of patterned paper from Carta Bella Paper Santa’s Workshop Collection. The red and
white paper, I die cut with a large stitched rectangle and then layered a slightly smaller die cut panel before
adhering the focal point image.

Lemon Shortbread Digi image of Christmas Poinsettia Girl colored with Copic Markers combined with Carta Bella Santa’s Workshop patterned paper background, Christmas handmade card.

Using a Fancy Wavy Banners Die by Lawn Fawn, I die cut the sentiment banner from white cardstock then
stamped the sentiment with black ink.

I hope you will join us in this month’s challenge for a chance to win a generously donated prize pack of 3 images from our sponsor.
Check out their shop here, and be inspired by their gorgeous digi and coloring page images.

Thank you so much for stopping by, until next time….sprinkle a little creativity on your day!

This card is entered in the following challenges

Digi Doodle Studios Challenge | Polkadoodles Craft Challenge | Polkadoodles Digi Chooseday Craft Challenge | Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge | Cute Card Thursday | Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog | Crafty Creations Challenge | Southern Girls Challenge 

Below you will find links to the supplies used to create this card. Compensated affiliate links used at no additional cost to you. Thanks for your support!


Lawn Fawn Spooktacular | Pearl Alcohol ink Background | Copic Coloring

Hello everyone, I have one last Halloween inspired card to share, albeit a little late but better late than never! This card was inspired
by the current LawnFawnatics Sketch Challenge and features several products from Lawn Fawn.

Lawn Fawn Spooktacular Stamp set colored with Copic Markers combined with Lawn Fawn Spook Fence Border, Lawn Fawn Spring Showers and Lawn Fawn Grassy Border dies set against a Pearl Alcohol inked background. Handmade Halloween card. #LawnFawn #LawnFawnatics

For this card, I wanted to create a bright green background so I pulled out the Pearl Alcohol inks by Ranger in the colors Alchemy,
Sublime and Envy. I added all of the inks onto a piece of Yupo Paper and played around with adding additional ink,
blending solution and moving the ink by blowing through a straw to create this background.

Lawn Fawn Spooktacular Stamp set colored with Copic Markers combined with Lawn Fawn Spook Fence Border, Lawn Fawn Spring Showers and Lawn Fawn Grassy Border dies set against a Pearl Alcohol inked background. Handmade Halloween card. #LawnFawn #LawnFawnatics

While the background was drying, I stamped all of the images with Memento Tuxedo ink onto a piece of Neenah Solar White
80lb cardstock and colored them in with Copic markers.

Copic Markers Combination

Bat: C9, C7, C5, C3, R22
Cat: C9, C7, C5, C3, R22
Jack O’ Lantern: E19, YR07, YR15, YR65, Y15, YG63, G28
Ghost: C3, C1, C00, R20
Hat: V17, V15, V12, V000

Lawn Fawn Spooktacular Stamp set colored with Copic Markers combined with Lawn Fawn Spook Fence Border, Lawn Fawn Spring Showers and Lawn Fawn Grassy Border dies set against a Pearl Alcohol inked background. Handmade Halloween card. #LawnFawn #LawnFawnatics

Once the background was dry, I added Distress Micro Glaze to seal in the color, then began working on the rest of the components.
I die cut the Spooky Fence Border, clouds from Spring Showers and Grassy Border from black cardstock, then stamped the
sentiment on the border and heat set it with white embossing powder.
Once I adhered the border to the background all there was left to do is to place the images and adhere it to the little scene.

Don’t forget to stop by the LawnFawnatics Challenge Blog and check the Design Team’s inspiration projects.

Thank you so much for stopping by, until next time….sprinkle a little creativity on your day!

This card is entered in the following challenges

 Addicted to Stamps and More | A Gem of a Challenge |Creative Fingers Challenge Blog | Crafty Creations Challenge | Lil Patch of Crafty Friends

Below you will find links to the supplies used to create this card. Compensated affiliate links used at no additional cost to you.
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Sugar Pea Designs Indian Summer | Give Thanks | Copic coloring

Hi everyone! I have a little fall-inspired card to share with you, featuring Sugar Pea Designs’  most adorable raccoons from Indian Summer stamp set.

Sugar Pea Designs Indian Summer stamp colored with Copic markers combined with Sugar Pea Designs Large Striped Cover Die background which was ink blended with Distress Oxide ink for a fall inspired handmade card.

I first stamped the images onto a piece of Neenah 80lb. Solar White cardstock with Memento Tuxedo ink and used Copic markers to color in the images. For the raccoons, I used all of the Warm-Grey Copic markers in a different combination, listed below. I used the ScanNCut to cut out all of the images.

Copic Color Combination

Raccoon’s Head: W7, W5, W4, W3, W2, W0
Ears: R11, W00
Mask: W9, W7, W5, W4, W3
Face: W1, W0
Hands/feet: W7, W5, W3
Belly: W3, W2, W1
Tail: W7, W5, W3
Tent: E43, E40, R39, YR14, YR15, Y02
Headband: YR07, YR02, E43
Pumpkin: E19, YR07, YR04, YR15, Y15, G28, YG63

Sugar Pea Designs Indian Summer stamp colored with Copic markers combined with Sugar Pea Designs Large Striped Cover Die background which was ink blended with Distress Oxide ink for a fall inspired handmade card.

For the background, I used one of my favorite cover dies called Large Striped Cover Plate by Sugar Pea Designs. I die cut the panel three times from Bristol smooth cardstock to allow me to build up in dimension. The most top panel, I ink blended using Carved Pumpkin on the top half and Aged Mahogany Distress Oxide ink in the bottom half. To brighten up the bottom half, I went over the area with Festive Berries Distress Oxide ink.
At this point, I had all of the elements for this card and I was ready to begin adhering the components together. After stamping the sentiment with Versamark ink, I added brown sparkle embossing powder and heat set it with my heat tool.

Sugar Pea Designs Indian Summer stamp colored with Copic markers combined with Sugar Pea Designs Large Striped Cover Die background which was ink blended with Distress Oxide ink for a fall inspired handmade card.

I added the three frames, two white and the ink blended frame to an A2 sized card base and inlaid the ink blended stripes to create some height for the panel.
At this point, all I had to do was to add the focal point images which I popped up with foam squares. And lastly, I added some shimmer on the raccoon with the Spectrum Noir Clear Overlay Sparkle pen.

This card was inspired by the current Sugar Pea Designs Mix it up Challenge for October 2019.

Thank you so much for stopping by, until next time….sprinkle a little creativity on your day!

This card is entered in the following challenges

Polkadoodles Digi Chooseday Craft Challenge | Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge | Creatalicious Challenge | Word Art Wednesday | Creative Moments Challenge | Time Out Challenge

Below you will find links to the supplies used to create this card. Compensated affiliate links used at no additional cost to you.
Thanks for your support!


Gerda Steiner Bats | Halloween Card | Copic Coloring

Hi there and welcome to my blog. I wanted to share a Halloween inspired card featuring the adorable Gerda Steiner Designs’ Bats stamp.

Gerda Steiner Desings Bats, ink blended background with Distress Oxide inks, mini scene Halloween card.

I began the card by stamping the images with Memento Tuxedo ink onto a piece of Neenah Solar White 80lb cardstock.
I used Copic markers to color in all of the images and ScanNCut to cut them out.

Copic Markers Combination

Bats: C9, C7, C5, C3, R11, B01, B00
Moon: C3, C1, C0

I created the background by ink blending Distress Oxide ink in Shaded Lilac just around the area of the moon, Wilted Violet
across the entire panel and Black Soot around the edges. I spritzed the panel with some water and then blotted it with a paper towel.
Next, I splattered diluted white opaque paint and left the panel to dry.

Gerda Steiner Desings Bats, ink blended background with Distress Oxide inks, mini scene Halloween card.

Using the largest Lawn Fawn Rectangle die, I die cut the ink blended background panel removed the mask covering the
moon to color with Copic Markers.

To finish this card, I adhered the background die cut by Craftin Desert Diva, the bats and stamped the sentiment using clear
embossing ink and set it with white embossing powder.

Thank you so much for stopping by, until next time….sprinkle a little creativity on your day!

This card is entered in the following challenges

Gerda Steiner Designs Share Your Designs

Polkadoodles Craft Challenge | Polkadoodles Digi Chooseday Craft Challenge | The Paper Shelter Challenge | Southern Girls Challenge | Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog | Crafty Creations Challenge | Di’s Digi Challange | The Cat Pajama’s Paper Arts Challenge

Below you will find links to the supplies used to create this card. Compensated affiliate links used at no additional cost to you.
Thanks for your support!


A Colorful Life Designs | Happy Holidays with Stencils | Craft Collabs Hop | Giveaway

Good morning everyone and welcome to this months’ Craft Collabs Hop, where we come together to share themed crafty projects.
This month’s theme is Happy Holidays with Stencils and we are sponsored by A Colorful Life Designs.

I made two cards for this hop featuring Christmas Flowers Stencil and Ice Crystals Stencil by A Colorful Life Designs.

A Colorful Life Designs Stencil

For the first card, I used the Christmas Flowers Stencil and added gold foil by first applying transfer gel to a teal card panel,
then adding gold foil and running the panel through a laminator to transfer the foil.

To finish this card, I added an image and a sentiment from Scrapbook.com Designer Stamps called Rusting Christmas Wreaths,
which I gold embossed onto a piece of vellum.

A Colorful Life Designs Stencil

For the second card, I added some depth to the navy card panel by ink blending several shades of blue ink then used the
Ice Crystals Stencil by dry embossing it onto a card panel. While the VersaMark was still wet, I applied Snowflake Tinsel
embossing powder.

You can see the card process below or on my YouTube Channel. Also, follow the link to check out all of the details for the
giveaway on this hop.

Thank you so much for stopping by, until next time….sprinkle a little creativity on your day!

This card is entered in the following challenges

Polkadoodles Craft Challenge | Polkadoodles Digi Chooseday Craft Challenge | Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge | Addicted to Stamps and More | Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog | Crafty Creations Challenge | Lil Patch of Crafty Friends

 

Below you will find links to the supplies used to create this card. Compensated affiliate links used at no additional cost to you.
Thanks for your support!

Scrapbook.com Exclusive Rustic Christmas Wreaths
Scrapbook.com Exclusive Rustic Christmas Wreaths
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Hero Arts Shadow Ink in Navy
Hero Arts Shadow Ink in Navy
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Versamark Ink pad
Versamark Inkpad
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Hero Arts Layering Classic Vellum
Hero Arts Layering Classic Vellum
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Ranger Ink Snowflake Tinsel Embossing Powder
Ranger Ink Snowflake Tinsel Embossing Powder
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Deco Foil Transfer Gel
Deco Foil Transfer Gel
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Heidi Swapp Reactive Foil in Gold
Heidi Swapp Reactive Foil in Gold
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Thermo Web Deco Foil in Gold
Thermo Web Deco Foil in Gold
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Thermo Web Pixie Spray for Stencils
Thermo Web Pixie Spray for Stencils
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Ranger Ink Gold Embossing Powder
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Pretty Pink Posh Woodland Critters | Fall Colors Video Hop

Good morning everyone, welcome to my stop on the Fall Colors Video Hop featuring Woodland Critters by Pretty Pink Posh.
Fall has finally arrived and in my part of the world the weather is cooling down to the low 80’s. As awesome as that sounds, I do
miss out on all of the beautiful Fall colors the season has to offer. So instead, I made a card featuring my favorite Fall colors.

Pretty Pink Posh Woodland Critters, Fall inspired mini scene handmade card. All of the images are Copic colored and the background created by ink blending with Distress Oxide inks in Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade and Ripe Persimmons.

I began the card by stamping all of the images with Memento Tuxedo ink onto a piece of Neenah Solar White 80lb cardstock.
I used Copic markers to color in all of the images and ScanNCut to cut them out.

Copic Markers Combination

Hedgehog: E40, E43, E44, E29, E27, E25, E23
Bunny Brown: E40, E89, E44, E42, R22, R20, R11
Bear: E31, E21, E23, E25, E29, R22
Butterflies: Y17, Y08, Y02, YG09, YG00, Blender, YR09, YR12, YR02
Toad Stool: R39, R27, R24, R22, YR12
Tree Stump: E23, E25, E27, E59, E49

Pretty Pink Posh Woodland Critters, Fall inspired mini scene handmade card. All of the images are Copic colored and the background created by ink blending with Distress Oxide inks in Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade and Ripe Persimmons.

For the background, I blended Distress Oxide inks in Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade and Ripe Persimmon to create the sunset
onto a piece of Bristol smooth cardstock. I then spritzed this piece with some drops of water and blotted my panel dry after
letting the water sit for a moment.

While I had all of the ink out, I blended another panel with Twisted Citron and die cut it with Meadow Borders by Lawn Fawn.

Pretty Pink Posh Woodland Critters, Fall inspired mini scene handmade card. All of the images are Copic colored and the background created by ink blending with Distress Oxide inks in Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade and Ripe Persimmons.

Next, I worked on die cutting all of the components for the card. Using the Stitched Dome Stax by MFT,  I die cut a cream-colored
panel for my scene. I also die-cut birch trees from brown colored cardstock using a Lawn Fawn die. To finish this card, I adhered all of
the elements using liquid adhesive and stamped the sentiment using clear embossing ink and set it with black embossing powder.

You can see the card process below or on my YouTube Channel. Be sure to Check out all of the participants in the Fall Colors Video Hop!

Fall Colors Video Hop

 

Thank you so much for stopping by, until next time….sprinkle a little creativity on your day!

This card is entered in the following challenges

Polkadoodles Craft Challenge | Polkadoodles Digi Chooseday Craft Challenge | Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge | Addicted to Stamps and More | Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog | Crafty Creations Challenge | Lil Patch of Crafty Friends

Below you will find links to the supplies used to create this card. Compensated affiliate links used at no additional cost to you.
Thanks for your support!

 

Pretty Pink Posh Woodland Critters
Pretty Pink Posh Woodland Critters
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Lawn Fawn Meadow Borders Die
Lawn Fawn Meadow Borders Die
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MFT Die-namics Stitched Dome Stax
MFT Die-namics Stitched Dome Stax
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Lawn Fawn Birch Trees Die Set
Lawn Fawn Birch Trees Die Set
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Distress Oxide Ink Pad in Twisted Citron
Distress Oxide Ink Pad in Twisted Citron
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Distress Oxide Ink Pad in Mustard Seed
Distress Oxide Ink Pad in Mustard Seed
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Distress Oxide Ink Pad in Spiced Marmalade
Distress Oxide Ink Pad in Spiced Marmalade
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Distress Oxide Ink Pad in Ripe Persimmon
Distress Oxide Ink Pad in Ripe Persimmon
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Picket Fence Studios Blender Brush set
Picket Fence Studios Blender Brush set
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Bristol Smooth Cardstock 20 Sheets 9 x 12 Paper Pad
Bristol Smooth Cardstock 20 Sheets 9 x 12 Paper Pad
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Lawn Fawn Cardstock Black Licorice Pack
Lawn Fawn Cardstock Black Licorice Pack
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Neenah Solar White 80lb. cardstock
Neenah Solar White 80lb. cardstock
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Versamark Ink pad
Versamark Ink pad
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Tonic Studio's Nuvo Embossing Powder in Jet Black
Tonic Studio’s Nuvo Embossing Powder in Jet Black
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Recollections White Heavyweight Cardstock
Recollections White Heavyweight Cardstock
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ScanNCut 2
ScanNCut 2
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