Friday, September 30, 2011

Paper Crafts Magazine Presents: 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to the Paper Crafts 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop! Today, 12 of the most-published designers of today's special issue, Holiday Cards & More Vol. 6, are bring you some quick 'n easy holiday cards. First off, check out this seasons issue.... Goodness, this cover is gorgeous! I don't know about you, but I find creating for the holiday season, in the middle of the year, quite a challenge. This time around, when creating my magazine submission, I tried to challenge myself a little more and created an assortment of non-card projects. Turns out to have been a good call, because 5 of my non-card projects (along with a few cards too) were picked up for this issue. I still have yet to receive my own Holiday Cards & More Vol. 6 issues, but I am anxiously awaiting a peek!

Now, how about a single layer quick 'n easy card, perfect for mass producing in no time... I started with a Rustic White card base. Stamped the sentiment, from Stylish Sentiments: Holiday, in True Black ink. Layered a few small and large poinsettias, from Bells & Boughs, in Spring Moss ink. Then stamped flourishes, from Holiday Photo Finishers, into the corners using Ripe Avocado ink.Finished the card off with a few black rhinestones. And that's it!

The purpose of the this hop is to get 12 brand new ideas for quick & easy holiday cards. So be sure you visit all of the talented designers who have joined in on the Blog Hop fun...

I'm not done yet! Who's up for a prize?! Make sure you stop by the Paper Craft Connection blog, you can leave them a comment and be entered into their fabulous giveaway. Be sure to post your comment by 2 AM EST on Sunday, October 2nd.

Also, don't forget to leave me a comment as well. Of course, I'd love to hear from you! But I'll also be selecting a winner to receive an issue of Holiday Cards & More Vol. 6 for free! Be sure to post your comment by 2 AM EST on Sunday, October 2nd. I look forward to hearing from you!

That's it from me today! Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful one!

Maile

Season's Greetings:

226 comments:

  1. I love the CAS design and colors of your card. TFS.

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  2. Oeh, so lovely, Maile! Love the green and black together and your gorgeous bow is really pretty as a 'background' shape under the big sentiment! Great idea! I hope to also make some one layer cards this year, since it's just a bit less work once you have a nice design, but I always make several designs, so that family/friends who know each other don't see the same card twice, hi hi. But I now only have one holiday card... I also think it's difficult to make them when the sun is till shining so lovely... Guess I'll be stressing a bit again in the end of the year... oeps! ;-D

    Hugs, Wendy

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  3. Gotta love clean and simple. Looks fantastic. Luv Sandie

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  4. Love the simplicity of your card. Can't wait to see the magazine, the cover looks so interesting. Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  5. just stunning....love your work.

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  6. Such pretty shapes and colors! Nice!

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  7. PS-Your work is GORGEOUS. You have a new follower!!!

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  8. I always enjoy your card designs but especially today! I've been working on my Christmas cards for the last week and I'm in a slump. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  9. Love this CAS design for Christmas and the green and black combination!

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  10. your card looks stunning ,what a beautiful stamping and such lovely colors i just love it!!

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  11. love the look of this card, beautiful colours used!

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  12. Oh, I love this design! So fresh and yet simple and easy to mass produce!

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  13. your clean and simple style always inspires me!!!! amazing!! Love how your flower center and the dot for the sentiment 'happen' to line up -- brilliance!!

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  14. Always love your CAS designs, Maile. They're simple but always amazing!

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  15. A very simple beautiful card! Thank you for sharing it!
    --Emily Todd

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  16. Fabulous card as always - just love the clean and simple design. Can't wait to take a peek at the new holiday mag, I love these Papercrafts special issues.

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  17. Maile, you always come through with one layer cards that are elegant and inviting. A beautiful holiday card!

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  18. Ohhh, Very pretty!! I love your card's clean lines!!

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  19. As always, your CAS style just amazes me. Beautiful card.

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  20. Beautiful card, Maile! Clean and simple, but definately NOT lacking in style. Thanks for the inspiration you blog brings, and congrats on your projects that got in the holiday Papercrafts!

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  21. So pretty and sophisticated, Maile!

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  22. LOVELY!!! I adore how you combined the two shades of green like that! Thanks for sharing!!!

    housesbuiltofcards@gmail.com
    www.housesbuiltofcards.blogspot.com

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  23. Beautiful card, as usual. Love the simplicity of it.

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  24. love how simple but sweet this card is... Thanks for sharing..

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  25. Love seeing how you combined stamps. Just perfect. Thank you.

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  26. That's a perfect one! Love this clean design!

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  27. You picked my 2 favorite colors at the moment...green and black! So festive!

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  28. Your cards are always so beautiful - classic and simple. Thank you always for the inspiration. And.. it's a beautiful card!

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  29. what a beautifully simple card for the holidays! gorgeous!

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  30. I just love it! You've inspired a scrapbook layout for me!

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  31. What a lovely, elegant card! Simplicity is always so beautiful! Thank you for sharing.

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  32. Your clean and simple cards are right up my alley!!!!! LOVE your style!!!! Thanks for the inspiration....look at your blog every day!!!!

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  33. this is so beautiful! love the non-traditional colors and pretty stamps! :)

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  34. very elegant! i love ur CAS style!

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  35. Lovely! You always create such beautiful cards!

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  36. That "Seasons Greetings" stamp is so fun! I love the flowers too! Great touch adding the black rinestones!

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  37. Great card- love the non-traditional color of it!

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  38. Simply gorgeous! You've inspired me to attempt layering!

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  39. Gorgeous card. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  40. So pretty and elegant and yet a clean and simple card! Beautiful!

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  41. Maile, you always make things look so easy! Love this card!

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  42. I love the simplicity and elegance of this card. Beautiful!

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  43. So chic. Love the white space and layering the black sentiment over the design. Love it.

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  44. What a simple yet gorgeous creation! I love this style. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  45. Beautifully done! Your stamping is always spot on - never overdone - and always has that WOW factor!

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  46. So elegant and love that green shade you used for a modern feel.

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  47. Quick & Easy...a way to my heart! Great card! Thanks for inspiring me today!

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  48. Love your card...so easy to mass produce but so elegant!

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  49. GORGEOUS monochromatic colors!! This is a BEAUTIFUL great graphic design! LOVE IT! TFS

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  50. gorgeous!!! I love all the stamping layers, but that dimensionally it's just one layer... perfect for sending through the mail but not missing any UMPH for sure!! I'm a new follower, glad I stopped on by!

    -rachel w k
    rwkrafts.blogspot.com

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  51. Great design - love the flourishes!

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  52. love yur CAS card and the tips you gave on how to make it...thanks for sharing and the chance to win...

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  53. Very sweet card! I like the elegant but simple design. thanks!

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  54. What a simple yet elegant card and looking thru all your other xmas cards they are so bright and cheery :)

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  55. Gorgeous and simple. Great holiday card that you can change up with different colors! Can't wait to get my hands on the magazine!!!

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  56. Beautiful card, easy, yet elegant.

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  57. This card is simple but beautiful thak you for a great idea

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  58. Very nice card. Thank you for sharing.

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  59. Your stamped card has so much dimension! I am inspired to simplify my Christmas cards this year. :)

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  60. Lovely card! Thanks for the tips to make easy holiday cardmaking. ;-)

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  61. Simple but beautiful Thanks for the idea

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  62. CAS and elegant card. Thanks for sharing.

    Dorothy C.

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  63. maile, this card is so elegant!

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  64. very elegant card - thanks for sharing!

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  65. Love your simple, but classic card!

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  66. Love the flourishes and the few rhinestones. So Elegant!!

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  67. How sweet, Maile! Such a clean look for the season.

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  68. Like so many of your other cards, I love how beautiful, yet simple this one is! I'm always trying to create simple, yet elegant cards, and I have to say, it's harder than it looks! You do it so well, I'm always in awe. Thanks for the ideas and inspiration!

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  69. Oh this is beautiful! Quick and simple yet very elegant, love it!

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  70. Fun blog hop and great inspiration for cardmaking!

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  71. simply perfect! and I LOVE that sentiment stamp!!

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  72. Simple and elegant! Fabulous card!

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  73. I love the simplicity and also the clever placement of the black brad that dots the "i", but also is the center of the background flower! 2 effects, 1 brad. :)

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  74. I love the simplicity of your card!

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  75. A VERY nice card! I love how you took a different approach from the typical holiday theme cards. Outstanding!! :)

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  76. What a pretty card! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  77. Lovely CAS Christmas card.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  78. Love this card. A very classy look.

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  79. I love the simplicity and color choice. So pretty!

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  80. beautiful card... love this magazine as well!

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  81. So simple yet so elegant - how do you do it?! Thanks for sharing your wonderful talents with us, Maile!

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  82. So beautiful even though it's one layer. I definitely am inspired!

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  83. Oh wow-LOVE IT!!! It may be quick and easy but this card speaks elegance in volumes!!! Perfect composition and colors!

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  84. the colors are lovely, such an elegant card

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  85. I really love your "white space" card creation! So very lovely!

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  86. The color combination is striking with the simplicity of your card!

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  87. Wow! This is simply beautiful!!!

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  88. So hoping to win this mag! The projects on the front are fabulous!
    Love your one-layer card!

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  89. You have a gift for making the one layer card look easy! What a beautiful card!

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  90. I love the colors, very elegant and not too Christmasy. I get tired of green and red all the time.

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  91. I love the CAS design and colors of your card.

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  92. I love holiday hops! They put me in the crafting mood!!! :-)

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  93. Simply beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

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  94. I just love your cards! This one is elegant and simple! Would LOVE, LOVE, LOVE to get this book too! TFS!

    Kris in Alaska
    funamom at yahoo dot com

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  95. Hi Maile,
    Congrats on your publications in the magazine! I always look through mine when I get it to see if any of your projects are in there! This is an awesome giveaway. Thanks for the chance!!Hugs,
    Angie in Utah
    abcammack@comcast.net

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  96. Congats on having several projects published! Can't wait to see them and this special edition. :) Nice, elegant card! Love the corner flourishes. :)

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  97. So very pretty. Love the flourishes on this.
    Lynn

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  98. Love the non-traditional color scheme! Gorgeous!

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  99. A good card to send to people who don't celebrate the holiday season with mangers and Santa's. You can still wish them the best of the season without infringing on their beliefs. Lovely card.

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  100. Hi,

    your card is so elegant and beautiful, I find it amazing.
    And the colours you used, just gorgeous.
    TFS
    Take care,
    Monica

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  101. So pretty! Love the not-quite-traditional colours.

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  102. Beautiful placement of all the elements in your card. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  103. Very pretty card, love the gold. Thanks for sharing. jeannett_mcgee@comcast.net

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  104. Your card is beautiful, Maile. Thanks for sharing!

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  105. love simple card, thanks for the chance to win.

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  106. Maile, this is SUCH a favorite of mine! I love clean and simple one-layer cards...so classy!

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  107. A simple and perfect card for the season..and it is easy to mass produce too!..thanks for the inspiration!

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  108. I really "heart" your clean and simple style! Great card!

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  109. OH MY! This is gorgeous--love your colors and green hues! LOVE the simplicity! BEAUTIFUL! Thanks for the chance to win--sbmmhoover at yahoo dot com

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  110. Gorgeous colors, design...love everything!

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  111. wow.. so pretty.. I love that this is not the traditional holiday card you would see :) thanks so much for the chance to win..hugs

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  112. Beautiful card! thanks for the chance to win!

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  113. Maile, this card is lovely. Thanks for sharing it.

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  114. Your cards are lovely and seem simple enough to make. Thanks for sharing!

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  115. I love the design of this beautiful card! It is my favorite with it's simple elegance. You always provide so much inspiration!

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  116. Just LOVE your card! They are always so lovely and simple to make.

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  117. wow. i just love the colors! and i'm fascinated with this card because it's a one layer card too! i get in the mindset sometimes that one layer cards have to be boring, but as i can see, that is just not the case! i'm truly inspired by this card! thanks!!

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  118. What a great card! It would be so simple to make lots of.

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  119. Maile, this is a card I could emulate. The colors, the simple lines, the sentiment. Mahalo for sharing!

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  120. As always Maile, I am in awe of your designs, and this is now exception! Simply gorgeous!

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  121. I really love the simplicity of this card! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  122. so lovely! the two tone green is fantastic and love the added bling :)

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  123. VERY PRETTY!!!!!!!! LOVE those swirls !!!!!! :)

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  124. Darling clean and simple card! The rhinestones are the perfect touch.

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  125. You have done a fabulous job on this CAS card -- so elegant!

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  126. Wow! Maile.. Your style is always so refreshing and inspiring! I just adore visiting your blog :)

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  127. Love your card project! The colors and design are great!

    Carol B
    ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

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  128. I'm loving these CAS cards Mailes. This one is stunningly beautiful

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  129. Totally love this card - so many great Christmas ideas - thanks for sharing!

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  130. Such a gorgeous Christmas card.

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  131. Love your card--simple but stunning, like all your projects.

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  132. love this simple card. love the bling and the colors! :)

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  133. Such a beautiful card...LUV LUV LUV the color combo and the black bling....so classy and clean!
    Thanks for sharing the Christmas cheer!!!

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  134. Simple but big on elegance. I love this card. Thanks for the chance to win that wonderful magazine. :)

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  135. What a great card! The rhinestones are the perfect touch!

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  136. Great card! Simple but elegant!
    DeniseB

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  137. I think you've given me the motivation to try single-layer!

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  138. Love the colors you chose, and the pretty poinsettias. So pretty.

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  139. That's the kind of card that gets propped up on the mantle. Lovely.

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  140. Very pretty card - unusual colors, too.

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  141. this is beautiful; love the color choices. I can do this!!! thanks for the lovely inspiration

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  142. Thank you for the opportunity to win a hard copy of some of your inspiring work !

    (gosh, that sounded so suck-uppy !!)

    But, seriously, thanks for all your inspiration which I CASE on regular intervals !!

    Margaret C

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  143. Beautiful card! It proves that you don't have to have so many layers to create something elegant!

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  144. WOW!! What a BEAUTIFUL creation!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! =)

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  145. That is just STUNNING. So elegant. Great design and colour choices.

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  146. i kid you not.............i stalk your website....its the very best in ideas! amazing...

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  147. This is such a fun card. Love the simple but really elegant design along with the great non traditional color choice.

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  148. Natalie WintersteinOctober 1, 2011 at 5:43 AM

    I love the modern look of this card! So pretty. Thanks for a chance to win! :)

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  149. Love your card. My new favorite thing is black rhinestones. A wonderful finishing touch.

    Not sure, but think it's Little Yellow Bicycle that has a print paper that looks like a perfect match for your PTI "Modern Basics". I love that set.

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  150. Very pretty. It's simple and elegant.

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  151. This card is beautiful. One of the simplest but prettiest cards I have seen! Thanks for sharing!!!

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  152. Simple and yet so elegant! Love this!!! And thanks for the chance to win a copy of Holiday Cards!

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  153. I'm never disappointed when looking at your cards. As a PTI addict, I visit your blog quite often. Such a simple yet elegant card. Once again, perfect!!

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  154. Beautiful card - very simple and elegant!

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  155. Simple, but very pretty! Love the look of it! I was thinking maybe I didn't need Holiday Photo Finishers, but thanks to you and Betsy, guess I'll have to add it to my list! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  156. lovely! those greens are very pretty together, and the font & the flourishes are a great compliment!

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