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Happy Summer!!

Hello crafty friends!! Please join me for a new challenge at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.  This week the challenge is

Travel/Vacation

We are showcasing Lawn Fawn Products this week.  If you have any of these products, we’d love to see them used, but it’s certainly not a requirement to join the challenge. 

As always, the generous folks at Simon Says Stamp will be giving away a $50 voucher to one randomly selected winner to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store.  You can enter 5 times which means you can make 5 different projects following this week’s prompt and have 5 chances to win a shopping spree!! Sounds like a win/win to me!! I’ve linked all of the supplies that I used at the end of this post. Compensated affiliate links used where possible at no cost to you.

Happy Summer everyone!! Well, it’s still a couple of days from the official start date, but it’s close enough! My boy is out of school, the sun is shining and we just got back from vacation so this was a perfect challenge this week for me.

I chose to create my idea of the perfect vacation. Any where there is the ocean, palm trees and a beautiful sunset, that’s where I’ll be. That is my definition of vacation. I actually created two cards for this challenge. I did another one with a different sky technique which I shared at the end of my video. But for this card, I started out by ink blending Squeezed Lemonade, Spiced Marmalade and Candied Apple on Bristol Smooth card stock.

Then I cut the frame out using Lawn Fawn’s Tropical Backdrop die. This is an awesome die! I love that you also get separate palm tree dies to add additional palm trees or to paper piece over the top of the trees attached to the frame.

I cut out my ocean waves using the Stitched Simple Wavy Borders die also by Lawn Fawn. I used two different colors for the waves. Both look amazing with the colors of the sky. I used a sheet of colored card stock that I believe to be Lawn Fawn’s Peacock. I also used SSS Audrey Blue card stock. Then I placed a ton of foam strips and foam squares on the back of my frame to pop it up for dimension.

I cut the sentiment out three times with the left over colored card stock. The sentiment is called Happy Summer Line Border die by Lawn Fawn. Using Elmer’s Craft Bond, I glued them all together and trimmed it down to fit in between the two palm trees on each side. I used a tiny bird die that I had in my stash.

Look at the gorgeous color!! The teal just pops against the blood orange color.

For a final touch, I went over the sentiment with my Nuvo Aqua Shimmer pen. I attached my card front to a black card base and I was done! Here’s the other card I created using a different technique to create the sky.

This ALMOST ended up in my trash, but luckily I was able to salvage it. I need to work on my sky colors next time, but I really like the realistic effect that this sky has.

  So now it’s YOUR turn. Happy Crafting!!    

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Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad WILTED…
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Picket Fence Studios LIFE CHANGING…
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Simon Says Stamp Card Stock 100#…
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Tim Holtz Tonic GUILLOTINE COMFORT…
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Tim Holtz Tonic CRAFT PICK…
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Elmer’s MULTI PURPOSE SPRAY ADHESIVE…
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Ranger 4 ounce MULTI MEDIUM MATTE…
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EK Success HONEY BEE Non-Stick…
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Tombow MONO MULTI Liquid Glue Two…
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Tim Holtz Tonic Craft SHEARS 9.5…
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It’s All About The Love

Hello crafty friends!! Please join me for a new challenge at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.  This week the challenge is

Wedding/Anniversary

We are showcasing Simon Says Stamp Products this week.  If you have any of these products, we’d love to see them used, but it’s certainly not a requirement to join the challenge. 

As always, the generous folks at Simon Says Stamp will be giving away a $50 voucher to one randomly selected winner to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store.  You can enter 5 times which means you can make 5 different projects following this week’s prompt and have 5 chances to win a shopping spree!! Sounds like a win/win to me!! I’ve linked all of the supplies that I used at the end of this post. Compensated affiliate links used where possible at no cost to you.

I had so much fun playing with this Reverse Hearts stencil by Simon Says Stamp and the Deco Foil Transfer Gel. I’ll have a video up as soon as it’s done uploading. For now, I’ll leave you with a couple photos of each card that I made. Product List will be at the end of this post.

  So now it’s YOUR turn. Happy Crafting!!    

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My Favorite Things WONKY STITCHED…
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Simon Says Stamp Stencil REVERSE…
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Simon Says Clear Stamps PLAYFUL…
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Tonic ONYX BLACK Pearlescent…
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Simon Says Clear Stamps LOVE ALWAYS…
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RESERVE Therm O Web PIXIE SPRAY…
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Scor-Tape 0.25 Inch Crafting Tape
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9 x 12 WHITE FUN FOAM 12 Pack 118711
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Simon Says Stamp Cardstock BLACK…
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Studio Katia ONYX Crystals SK2416
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Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad VICTORIAN…
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Picket Fence Studios LIFE CHANGING…
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Ranger Embossing Powder SUPER FINE…
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Simon Says Stamp VELLUM SSSVEL12
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Simon Says Stamp Card Stock 100# DOLL…
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Tombow XL MONO MULTI Liquid Glue 62195
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Pretty Pink Posh METALLIC SILVER Jewels
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3M Scotch DOUBLE-SIDED FOAM TAPE…
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Ranger Embossing Powder SUPER FINE…
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Tim Holtz Tonic Craft SHEARS 9.5…
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Tim Holtz Tonic Craft SCISSORS Micro…
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Marvy Uchida JEWEL PICKER Tool 91GRC
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EK Success CRAFT TWEEZERS Precision…
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EK Success POWDER TOOL Applicator…
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Ranger ANTI STATIC POUCH ink62332
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Cardmaking · New Releases · Simon Says Stamp

Rest and Refresh Release

Hello everyone!! I’m here to share a card with you that I made using a brand new stencil called Nautical Stripes from the Rest and Refresh release by Simon Says Stamp. This release is live right now over at Simon Says Stamp. I’ll include links to the entire release at the bottom of this post, or you can head over to Simon Says Stamp by clicking here.

I started off by spraying some Thermo Web Pixie Spray on the back of my stencil so that I could place it on my Fog Gray card stock without having to worry about it shifting on me. I spread this gorgeous glimmer paste called Tanzanite Lavender by Tonic over the top and boy is it beautiful. The color alone is fabulous but then when you mix that with an iridescent glitter… Perfecto!! To make sure I had a nice even coat, I used a Stencil Pal which is basically just a big scraper but it sure works! I set that aside to dry while I worked on the sentiment.

I used the Love You die by CZ Designs and cut the top layer out using Mint card stock and black card stock for the bottom layer. I popped that up on some craft foam. I used a marvelous teal color embossing powder that I’ve had in my stash to heat emboss the sentiment from the Love You Like stamp set by CZ Designs. Then I used the Sentiment Labels die to cut my thin sentiment. I trimmed my front panel down using the Stitched Rectangle die by Simon Says Stamp so that I would have a nice black border.

I was really trying to capture the lovely aqua iridescent that you see when the glimmer paste shifts in the light, but like most glitters, it was really difficult to capture in a photo.

I used the Stitched Rectangle Trimmings die by Memory Box for the delicate frame. Then I cut it out two more times and glued them all together for some added dimension. I did this using the same Mint card stock. Once I had everything glued in place, I added a few Black Onxy jewels by Studio Katia to finish off my card.

I tried one last time to get that glimmer paste to show up for a photo.

Below you will find all of the supplies that I used for this card and below that you will find links to each item in the Rest and Refresh release by Simon Says Stamp. Thanks for stopping by!!

Simon Says Stamp Stencil NAUTICAL…
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Tonic TANZANITE LAVENDER Nuvo Glimmer…
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Therm O Web STENCIL PAL Deco Foil…
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Ranger PALETTE KNIFE SET INK47407
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CZ Design Clear Stamps LOVE YOU LIKE…
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Simon Says Stamp Card Stock 100#…
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Simon Says Stamp Card Stock 100# FOG…
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Simon Says Stamp Card Stock 100# MINT…
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Studio Katia ONYX Crystals SK2416
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9 x 12 WHITE FUN FOAM 12 Pack 118711
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Neenah Classic Crest 110 LB SMOOTH…
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Simon Says Stamp STITCHED RECTANGLES…
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Simon Says Stamp SENTIMENT LABELS…
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Tonic DELUXE ADHESIVE Nuvo Glue 200N
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Simon Says Cling Stamp ROUND AND…
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Simon Says Stamp SENTIMENT STRIPS 4…
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Simon Says Stamp Suzy’s ADVENTUROUS…
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Simon Says Cling Stamp WAVES…
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Simon Says Clear Stamps YOUR LIGHT…
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Simon Says Clear Stamps SUMMA TIME…
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Simon Says Clear Stamps ORNATE…
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Simon Says Clear Stamps HOME SWEET…
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Simon Says Clear Stamps WILDFLOWERS…
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Simon Says Clear Stamps SAY IT ALL…
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Simon Says Clear Stamps BEE HAPPY…
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Simon Says Stamp ANCHOR TAG Wafer Die…
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Why Are Masculine Cards So Hard?

Hello crafty friends!! Please join me for a new challenge at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.  This week the challenge is

Masculine

We are showcasing Tim Holtz Products this week.  If you have any of these products, we’d love to see them used, but it’s certainly not a requirement to join the challenge. 

As always, the generous folks at Simon Says Stamp will be giving away a $50 voucher to one randomly selected winner to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store.  You can enter 5 times which means you can make 5 different projects following this week’s prompt and have 5 chances to win a shopping spree!! Sounds like a win/win to me!! I’ve linked all of the supplies that I used at the end of this post. Compensated affiliate links used where possible at no cost to you.

I always struggle with masculine cards for some reason. But I don’t think I’m alone. I made this one for my Dad since he’s a commercial fisherman. I thought the Captain’s Sketch Rubber Stamp by Tim Holtz was just perfect for a fisherman.

I also played around with the Deco Foil Transfer Gel for the first time and made this beautiful wavy background using the Waves stencil by Simon Says Stamp.

I used Soft Navy card stock for my background and popped my card front up on some craft foam. To color my front panel, I used Vintage Photo and Gathered Twigs distress inks and then some Weathered Wood around the ships wheel. I used MFT’s Mod Stitched Rectangles die to cut my front panel out.

My card felt like it was missing something so I used the Rounded Alphabet die by SSS to cut out the word Dad. I glued that diagonally down the right side of my front panel. To finish off my card, I used some clear round drops by SSS and Studio Katia.

  So now it’s YOUR turn. Happy Crafting!!    

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Tim Holtz 8.5 X 11 DISTRESS…
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Simon Says Stamp Embossing Ink Pad…
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Ranger Embossing Powder SUPER FINE…
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Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad…
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Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad VINTAGE…
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Tim Holtz Tonic Craft SHEARS 9.5…
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Ranger ANTI STATIC POUCH ink62332
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Tim Holtz Tonic GLASS MEDIA MAT 1914e
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9 x 12 WHITE FUN FOAM 12 Pack 118711
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EK Success CRAFT TWEEZERS Precision…
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Studio Katia SSS EXCLUSIVE CLEAR…
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Scor-Tape 0.25 Inch Crafting Tape
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Rainbow Hugs

Hello crafty friends!! Please join me for a new challenge at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.  This week the challenge is

Anything Goes

We are showcasing Gina K Designs Products this week.  If you have any of these products, we’d love to see them used, but it’s certainly not a requirement to join the challenge. 

As always, the generous folks at Simon Says Stamp will be giving away a $50 voucher to one randomly selected winner to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store.  You can enter 5 times which means you can make 5 different projects following this week’s prompt and have 5 chances to win a shopping spree!! Sounds like a win/win to me!! I’ve linked all of the supplies that I used at the end of this post. Compensated affiliate links used where possible at no cost to you.

I went for a simple card this week. There’s just something I love about cards with minimal supplies. I don’t know that I would consider this a CAS card, but it definitely covers the simple aspect.

I used Diagonal Stripes cling rubber background stamp by Simon Says Stamp to create this fun rainbow background. Using my Misti made this process super easy!! I also used the Creative Corners Positioning Pieces so that I could realign my card stock in case it shifted. All of the inks I used are from Simon Says Stamp, starting off with Tiny Bikini then moving on to Melon, Jellybean, Spring Rain and ending with Hot Mama. I just love the names of these die inks. Once my background was complete, I cut it down to 4″x5.25″.

I cut this really cool rectangle shape using Stacked Deckle by Tim Holtz and Sizzix. I really like this die. I didn’t have any rectangles with an interesting edge like this so I was excited to add this set to my die collection.

I used the Hugs die by Gina K Designs for my sentiment. Using Neenah 110 lb. card stock, I cut it out 3 times and layered them together to add some dimension. I also used a scrap piece of craft foam behind the rectangle frame to add even more dimension.

I went over the word, hugs with a Nuvo Aqua Shimmer Pen then glued it to the gray center piece. I added a few Metallic Silver Jewels by Pretty Pink Posh to finish off my card, but at the last minute I decided to go over the word “Hugs” with some Nuvo Crystal Glaze. Now my card was complete.

  So now it’s YOUR turn. Happy Crafting!!    

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Simon Says Stamp Premium Dye Ink Pad…
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Simon Says Stamp Premium Dye Ink Pad…
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Tim Holtz Sizzix STACKED DECKLE…
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9 x 12 WHITE FUN FOAM 12 Pack 118711
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Tim Holtz Tonic GUILLOTINE COMFORT…
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Tonic AQUA SHIMMER PEN Nuvo 2 Pack 888N
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Neenah Classic Crest 110 LB SMOOTH…
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Pretty Pink Posh METALLIC SILVER Jewels
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Gina K Designs HUGS Die 517
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Tim Holtz Tonic CRAFT PICK…
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Tombow REMOVABLE ADHESIVE Tape Runner…
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Microfiber YELLOW Cleaning Cloth 924YE
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Sizzix SIDEKICK STARTER KIT Die…
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Tim Holtz Tonic GLASS MEDIA MAT 1914e
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Kokuyo DOT LINER Adhesive Runner 51908
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Tonic SMOOTH PRECISION Nuvo Glue Pen…
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Tim Holtz Tonic Craft SHEARS 9.5…
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Tonic CRYSTAL GLAZE Nuvo 947N
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EK Success CRAFT TWEEZERS Precision…
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EK Success HONEY BEE Non-Stick…
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Marvy Uchida JEWEL PICKER Tool 91GRC
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Cardmaking · Simon Says Stamp · You Tube

Mini Shaker Trio + Save the Crafty YouTuber Video Hop and a GIVEAWAY!!!

Hello my crafting friends!! I’m here to share a card that I made for the Save the Crafty YouTuber Video Hop. I’m really excited to be participating in this hop again this year. If you don’t know what this is, well then let me tell you. This event was put together by a fellow card maker named Justine Hovey after YouTube changed their partnership program guidelines. This change affected smaller YouTuber channels, like mine by no longer allowing us to monetize our channels unless we met some pretty tall requirements. The only requirement that I have not met is the 4,000 HOURS of watch time in a 1 year time period. 4,000 hours!! So where I once was able to monetize my channel I am no longer in the partnership program until I reach that last requirement.

You’ll find crafters of all different styles and levels on this hop as well as YouTubers with all different size channels coming together to support one another and get our content out to you, our viewers so that you may find other cardmakers that you may not have found otherwise. It’s just a really fun hop to be a part of. And if it helps me reach that last goal, well then even better!! And the best part is… THERE’S OVER 50 PRIZES ALONG THE HOP!!! Simon Says Stamp is sponsoring a $25 gift card on my channel so be sure to watch it to see how to win!!

Scroll down to see a list of all of the products I used to make this card.

Ok, enough guidelines talk, let’s talk about this card!! This Outline Clustered Leaves die by Simon Says Stamp is one of my favorites dies. As is the sister die simply called Clustered Leaves. The outline die has the leaves that pop out and the other is one solid piece. I thought it would be fun to make little mini shakers out of some of the leaves!

This card had a couple hiccups along the way, but one of the greatest things about card making is that there is always a way to fix a mistake. I don’t think I’ve ever thrown something out because it was ruined beyond repair. I’ve thought about it many times, but I always end up finding a way to fix whatever the problem is. That’s when I really get creative…

So to start off, I took a piece of Bristol Smooth card stock and cut it to about the size of the Clustered Leaves die. Then I ink blended Spun Sugar, Picked Raspberry and Wilted Violet distress oxide inks. Next I cut the same image out of a piece of Neenah Solar White 110 lb. card stock cut to A2 size. In order to make the shakers work, I took a piece of craft foam cut to size and traced the openings of the leaves that I wanted to be the windows. I chose to make 3 leaves into little mini shakers. I cut the leaf shapes I traced on the craft foam using a craft knife.

I covered the openings on the backside with some scrap pieces of acetate and then glued the craft foam to that.

Before I finished the shakers, I went back to the front of the card and glued the ink blended leaves in place. I glued them right over the top of the image I cut out of the neenah solar white piece. I decided to add some silver thread behind the leaves die for a little extra interest. That almost turned into a disaster but luckily I was able to salvage it. In an attempt to cover up my botched thread debacle, I cut the solid clustered leaves die out of vellum. I was hoping to cover up some of the misguided thread, but it didn’t work. I ended up detaching the ink blended leaves and reworking the thread but in the process, I really liked how the vellum leaves looked so I decided to go ahead and use it too.

I used the Thanks die by Simon Says Stamp and CZ Designs for the first part of the sentiment and the Big Thanks Words stamp set also by SSS for the 2nd part of the sentiment. I cut the shadow die from some scrap black card stock and the top layer out of Neenah Solar White 110 lb. card stock. I heat embossed the 2nd part of the sentiment with Ranger Super Fine White Embossing Powder on black card stock and cut it out using one of the Sentiment Labels die so that I would have a perfectly straight sentiment. The sentiment labels die is one of my staples now. I find that I’m using it all of the time.

Now I was ready to complete the shaker leaves. I filled my little mini windows with SSS Assorted Moonshine Sequins and a few others. I cut 2 1″x3″ pieces of bristol smooth card stock and ink blended the same colors so that when you looked through the windows, you’d see the same colors as the leaves. I covered my shaker windows with those colored pieces and then attached the whole card front to a top folding card base which was Neenah Solar White 110 lb. card stock.

To finish off my card, I added a few Sugar Plum Jewels from Pretty Pink Posh to the front of my card and I was done!!

I would love it if you would watch my YouTube video and help me reach my monetization goals. If you like what you see, well grab a cuppa your favorite flavor and stick around for more!! If you want to hop along to the next video after mine, click the first link you see in my video description and it will take you to the next crafter. Happy Hopping!!

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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad…
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Tim Holtz DISTRESS SPRAYER Ranger 4…
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Simon Says Stamp OUTLINE CLUSTERED…
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Simon Says Stamp CLUSTERED LEAVES…
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Microfiber YELLOW Cleaning Cloth 924YE
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9 x 12 WHITE FUN FOAM 12 Pack 118711
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DMC Metallic LIGHT SILVER Embroidery…
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CZ Design Wafer Dies THANKS czd34…
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Simon Says Clear Stamps BIG THANKS…
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Simon Says Stamp BIG THANKS Wafer…
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Sizzix SIDEKICK STARTER KIT Die…
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Simon Says Stamp SENTIMENT LABELS…
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Pretty Pink Posh SUGAR PLUM Jewels Mix
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Neenah Classic Crest 110 LB SMOOTH…
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Hero Arts ACETATE CARDS 3 x 4.75…
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We R Memory Keepers CRAFT KNIFE Tool…
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Fiskars FINGERTIP CONTROL CRAFT KNIFE…
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EK Success CRAFT TWEEZERS Precision…
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Tim Holtz Tonic Craft SHEARS 9.5…
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EK Success HONEY BEE Non-Stick…
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Tonic DELUXE ADHESIVE Nuvo Glue 200N
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Tonic SMOOTH PRECISION Nuvo Glue Pen…
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Simon Says Stamp VELLUM SSSVEL12
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Simon Says Stamp Card Stock 100#…
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Tonic BLACK VELVET Mirror Card Satin…
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Beadsmith MAGICAL TRAY For…
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EK Success POWDER TOOL Applicator…
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Simon Says Stamp Embossing Ink Pad…
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Ranger Embossing Powder SUPER FINE…
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Marvy Uchida JEWEL PICKER Tool 91GRC
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Tim Holtz Tonic CRAFT PICK…
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Tonic AQUA SHIMMER PEN Nuvo 2 Pack 888N
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Simon Says Stamp Sequins ASSORTED…
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Pretty Pink Posh MINI SILVER HEART…
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Tim Holtz Tonic GLASS MEDIA MAT 1914e
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Cardmaking

Craft Room Tour Video

Hi crafty friends!! Well, it’s a couple months late, but I FINALLY got around to filming my craft room tour video!! I was undecided throughout the entire process whether or not I was going to share the ‘before’ video because it’s actually embarrassing. But it was my truth at the time. In the end I decided to go ahead and share it because of the shock value. And I don’t mean shock of how crazy it was in here but I mean shock from how different it is now. So buckle up!!

** SCROLL DOWN TO THE BOTTOM TO SEE MY SUPPLY LIST. I’ve linked everything I could find.

Here’s a gallery of a complete 360 of the entire room before we started. Click on an image to enlarge.

What do you think?? My craft room was bulging at the seems!! Below is my ‘After’ video and below that I’ll have some more pictures and links to as many products as I could find. Oh, BTW my room is 10′ x 12.5′. I’ve had a couple people ask me that.

I can’t even tell you how happy I am with my craft room now. I worked hard to plan this room out exactly the way I wanted it and I’m so proud of what we accomplished. It wasn’t easy!! It took us waaaaay longer than we had thought it would but it was totally worth it!! Thank goodness for IKEA!!

Below are some photos of the process.

And one last gallery! Here’s all of the after pictures. The first 7 pix I took with my phone because I had to capture that natural light in the mornings. It just makes my heart so happy!

Well, I hope you guys enjoyed seeing the process and a peek into my crafty space. If you have any questions, please ask. I’ll be happy to answer them. And don’t forget to watch the before and after videos!!

Talk soon ~

Misty

**SUPPLY LIST BELOW. CLICK ON AN ITEM AND YOU WILL BE REDIRECTED RIGHT TO THAT ITEM.

ANTONIUS Basket insert – IKEA
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SUNNERSTA Container – IKEA
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FEJKA Artificial potted plant with…
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ALEX Drawer unit with 9 drawers -…
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Boon STASH Multi-Use Organizer B1309
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Vertical Bins with Hooks 24″x12″ -…
[ WWW ]
KLIMPEN Add-on unit – gray – IKEA
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KALLAX Shelf unit with 4 inserts -…
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KALLAX Shelf unit – white – IKEA
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TORCHSTAR LED Safe Lighting Kit, (6)…
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KALLAX Insert with 2 drawers – white …
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KALLAX Insert with door – white – IKEA
[ IK. ]
DRÖNA Box – IKEA
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GRÅSIDAN Box, set of 5 – IKEA
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Paper Holder 12.5″X13″X2.625″
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Neewer 700W Professional Photography…
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Holster Brands HOBBY GRAY Silicone…
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Darice 82-Piece Elizabeth Ward Bead…
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Holster Brands SKINNY LIL’ GRAY…
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Coasters For Drinks Set of 9 |…
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KINGLAKE Plastic Transfer Pipettes…
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mDesign Expandable Makeup Organizer…
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BLACK+DECKER BDH2000PL MAX Lithium…
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Under Desk Cable Management Tray -…
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Neewer Triangle Wall Mounting Boom…
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Aokeo Professional Microphone Pop…
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Tim Holtz Tonic GLASS MEDIA MAT 1914e
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InterDesign FRIDGE AND FREEZE SPLIT…
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KVISSLE Desk organizer – IKEA
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BEKVÄM Spice rack – IKEA
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FJÄLLA Magazine file – IKEA
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KVARNVIK Storage box with lid – IKEA
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KVARNVIK Storage box with lid – IKEA
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BRIMNES Cabinet with doors – white -…
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BRIMNES Cabinet with doors -…
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CAPITA Leg – white – IKEA
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FINTORP Rail – 31
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FINTORP Condiment stand – IKEA
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FINTORP Hook – 3
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FINTORP Utensil holder – IKEA
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VARIERA Box – IKEA
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VARIERA Box – IKEA
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VARIERA Box – IKEA
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KUGGIS Box with lid – IKEA
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KUGGIS Box with lid – IKEA
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DRÖNA Box – IKEA
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RÅSKOG Utility cart – IKEA
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Awesome Adhesive Magnetic Sheets (12…
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Chipboard – Cardboard Medium Weight…
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1-1/2 Inch Staples Better View…
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Yoseng Makeup Brush Set of 10Pcs New…
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ALEX Drawer unit – white – IKEA
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ALEX Drawer unit on casters – blue -…
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LINNMON / ADILS Corner table – white …
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LINNMON Tabletop – white – IKEA
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LINNMON Tabletop – white – IKEA
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GRUNDVATTNET Box – IKEA
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Honey-Can-Do DRY-01381 Traditional…
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Metal 9-Cubby Thomas Wall Storage
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COWIN E7 PRO [Upgraded] Active Noise…
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Selens 30 Inch Retractable Portable…
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03441 Fiskars PREMIUM CUT LINE Paper…
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FrogTape DELICATE SURFACE Masking Tape
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Mijello MISSION GOLD WATER COLOR…
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Precision Heat Embossing Tool Hero…
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Chef’n Dash Salt Cellar with Flip Top…
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CleanTools 34942 The Absorber XL…
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Scor-Pal MINI SCOR-BUDDY Scoring…
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Really Useful Box 0.14 Litre, Clear,…
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Really Useful Box 0.14 Litre, Clear…
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Really Useful 8.1 Liter Box, Clear
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Sony HD Video Recording HDRCX405…
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Canon EOS Rebel T6 Digital SLR Camera…
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AmazonBasics 60-Inch Lightweight…
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CENTURY SPRING C-333 Extension…
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The AQUA Absorber Towel 17 x 27…
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Faber-Castell POLYCHROMOS COLORED…
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Xyron XRN510 Creative Station…
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Neewer 1-Channel 48V Phantom Power…
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BTSKY 160 Slots Colored Pencil…
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BTSKY Deluxe PU Leather Pencil Case…
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TONOR Pro Condenser Microphone XLR to…
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ZINGYOU Condenser Microphone ZY-801+,…
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Sizzix BIG SHOT WHITE TOOL CADDY 661081
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Sizzix BIG SHOT MACHINE Gray And…
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Sizzix MAGNETIC PLATFORM Big Shot…
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Blunt End Angled Dispensing Needle…
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5ml Sterile Syringe Only with Luer…
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Tim Holtz Tonic MAXI GUILLOTINE…
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Pro 75 Standard Ink Organizer
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60 Standard Ink Organizer
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C-Line Vinyl Shop Ticket Holders,…
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C-Line Stitched Shop Ticket Holders,…
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Finetec M600 Artist Mica Watercolor…
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Acrylic Paint Brush Set of 15 – Best…
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Printer Stand – Under Desk Printer…
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InterDesign Linus Pullz Kitchen…
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Ikea ALEX Drawer on Casters, White,…
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Bestand Laptop Stand with Fan,…
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Sizzix SIDEKICK STARTER KIT Die…
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PC Gaming Headset Headphone Hook…
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OstepDecor Custom 1.5mm Thick Vinyl…
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Tim Holtz Tonic Studios 2018 Tools -…
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TaoTronics LED Desk Lamp, Eye-caring…
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Flexible LED Gooseneck Desk Lamp…
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Duovlo Springs Flowers Artificial…
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BCW Pro 20-Pocket Pages, Pocket Size:…
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T-012 Spellbinders Tool and…
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Tim Holtz MINI DISTRESS INK STORAGE…
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Tim Holtz ALCOHOL INK STORAGE TIN…
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Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Mini…
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Ranger Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink Storage…
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Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink Storage Tins -…
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Alvin DELUXE MESH BAG 12×16 With…
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Alvin VINYL MESH BAG 10×13 NB1013
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OttLite 326003 13-watt HD SlimLine…
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Epicurean Handy Series Cutting Board…
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Epicurean Handy Series Cutting Board…
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Silhouette Cameo — Starter Bundle
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Silhouette Cameo Replacement Cutting Mat
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Silhouette Cameo 2 Dust Cover, Teal
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Brother Scan n Cut Cutting Machine CM…
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Brother ScanNCut Standard Mat 12 x 12…
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Tim Holtz Idea-ology STAMP STORAGE…
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JAM PAPER Heavy Duty Plastic 2 Pocket…
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Balt Low Laser Printer Stand, 27501, …
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Bose SoundLink Color Bluetooth…
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