All Occasion · ATC's · copics · LOVE · Reverse Confetti · Thinking of You

Reverse Confetti Challenge, ‘fetti friend post…

A fun challenge opportunity to share with you today!  Another post from me as a ‘fetti friend for Reverse Confetti stamps this month.

The challenge this month is Encouragement or Congratulations… I went with encouragement and made 6 ATC’s for our 6 granddaughters.

I paired up this adorable whimsical lion from Flower For a Friend stamp and confetti cuts sets with the new pattern paper pad Sweet As Sugar and All The Love stamp and confetti cuts sets.

Take up the challenge and play along with us this month!  Thank you for stopping by!

Reverse Confetti FLOWERS FOR A FRIEND…
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Reverse Confetti Cuts FLOWERS FOR A…
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Reverse Confetti ALL THE LOVE Clear…
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Reverse Confetti Cuts ALL THE LOVE Dies
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Reverse Confetti 6×6 Paper Pad SWEET…
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Copic Marker
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All Occasion · cards · CAS · Die Piecing · LOVE · Thinking of You · Valentine

Memory Box Gloriosa Butterfly Duo and Jovial Wreath, Leafy Heart CAS Cards…

Thinking of you and thanks for your friendship!  You are all wonderful blog, cardmaking friends!  I always love hearing from you.  We’re in the throws of making valentines here. Grandkids and I…having too much fun! ❤

Two CAS cards today… diecutting, a little bit of stamping, glue and staples! I’ll link up below for what I used.

The NEW Gloriosa Butterfly Duo Outlines and Background dies… Jovial Wreath and sentiments from the new Floral Heart Bouquet clear stamp set.  Toffee cardstock from Taylored Expressions.

The next card, a CAS Valentine….

The new Memory Box Leafy Heart and Double Stitch Loving Heart Cut Out dies, sentiment from the new Memory Box Big and Little Valentines clear stamp set.

This was truly a clean and simple card… I did mount the outside die and leafy heart with thin Mounting Squares that I trimmed down to smaller pieces.

 

Linking to some challenges…

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge – With Love

Cuttlebug Mania – With All My Heart

Double D Challenges – Hearts

Thank you for choosing my card as a winner ladies!

Double D Challenge Winner

Thanks so much for stopping by today…we are having so much fun with THIS washi tape!  It’s perforated like postage stamps!

Here’s what I used to make these two cards… have fun making v’tines! ❤

Memory Box – 94383 Gloriosa Butterfly…
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Memory Box – 94387 Gloriosa Butterfly…
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Memory Box – 94305 Jovial Wreath…
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Memory Box – CL5250 Friendship Floral…
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Memory Box LEAFY HEART Craft Die 94377
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Memory Box – 94359 Double Stitch…
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Memory Box – CL5252 Big and Little…
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Tim Holtz – Idea-ology – Tiny…
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idea-ology Tiny Attacher Refills by…
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Scrapbook Adhesives THIN 3D 217 WHITE…
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Sizzix – Big Shot Machine – White and…
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TE Premium Cardstock
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All Occasion · cards · CAS · Die Piecing · LOVE · Memory Box · Thinking of You · Valentine

Memory Box Floral Bouquet Heart Card…

Hearts are just the best don’t you think? hehe I think it’s been awhile since I told the story of my blog name.  In 1994 I started a new venture as a stamp store owner.  In trying to decide what to name the store, I finally settled on ‘Expressions With Heart’.  The phrase ‘expressions with heart’ was used in the Hero Arts catalog that year.  Something about creating expressions with heart and it just hit home with me!  I closed the store after 12 years and started blogging in 2009. I used the name again because I loved it and still love it after all these years!

Here’s the new Memory Box Floral Bouquet Heart die cut three times and layered over some of the new Double Stitch Happy Heart Cut out dies.

I just love the outside the lines stitch lines and then to have them double… hehe…swoon!

I used some more of the Memory Box 6×6 pattern paper pad from the Christmas release… so fun how it crosses over!

The love die cut is from the Memory Box Love Jotted Script die… stamped sentiments are from the new Big and Little Valentines clear stamp set.

An A2 size card…pretty straight forward.

The Floral Bouquet heart would be pretty colored or cut and pieced!  So fun!

Thank you for stopping by today! Stay tuned… more hearts to come!  ❤

Memory Box – 94368 Floral Bouquet…
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Memory Box – 94361 Double Stitch…
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Memory Box – CL5252 Big and Little…
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Memory Box – 94119 Love Jotted Script…
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Memory Box 6×6 paper pad – Dashing…
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Sizzix – Big Shot Machine – White and…
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All Occasion · cards · Die Piecing · LOVE · Memory Box · Poppystamps · Thinking of You · Valentine

Memory Box… Scribble Rose Trio and Happy Heart Collage Cards…

Hi everyone! It’s snowing here… not a lot but enough to brighten it up which is so nice!  This white card makes me think of snow too!  I love how this turned out… beautiful new Memory Box Scribble Rose Trio die combined with an earlier release Antique Leaf Label.  So pretty!

Several pictures today…you can always tell when I’m happy with photos. haha Such a picky picture person. ugh. (the red is prettier IRL)

I die cut and glued the Scribble Rose Trio die cuts behind the poppystamps largest Double Stitch Rectangle Frames die.  I cut strips of mounting tape and raised it up a little off the cardbase…mounting tape behind the roses too.

I die cut the label die and used mounting tape behind the leaves.

Then came the challenge… heat embossing in gold is easy but figuring out how to mount it…well…eek!  I found some clear mounting stuff on a roll in my drawer so I just did it!  Kept it behind the words and I’m ok with it.   It was worth the little bit of fiddly because it really is so pretty IRL!

The sentiments are from the NEW Friendship Floral Heart clear stamp set.  I want to stamp and color that up next!

You likey? lol  I think I know who I’m going to send this to.  Someone special for sure! One of my sister’s is recovering from a health issue so I will stick it in the mail!  ❤

Size… A2

*Keep your adhesive remover handy with white cards!  I think I posted before how it was a must have tool!

*The other thing I use ALL the time is a BIG pin… like a hat pin.  The head came off so I wrapped some washi tape around it.  It’s always beside me.  I use it to remove adhesive that seeps out AND to get cuts out of dies.  ❤

Then I made another Happy Heart Collage Card… I had die cut this black one before I made the orange/pink strip type one from last week.  I couldn’t make it work then but all of a sudden I was inspired to use the Memory Box Christmas 6×6 paper pad plaids and it works!

I’m happy with it! I’m sure you understand where I’m coming from (well maybe not?!)… getting back into the groove was slow after Christmas.  I always wonder if I really can make cards I like again! lol

And masculine cards are challenging but this one just evolved and surprised me!  I didn’t really even work hard at it like usual!

The NEW Double Stitch Happy Heart Cut Out dies are awesome!  YES to double stitches!  Years ago I sewed 24/7, fashion seamstress so to speak.  I remember being so happy when I was able to sew double stitches! hehe  I don’t know if any of that knowledge would come back to me now!  Nice to have dies that do it for me!

The stamped sentiment is from the NEW Big and Little Valentines clear stamp set.  Size… 5 ½ inches square!

I think that’s it for today… scroll down for SSS shopping codes (previous post)…I’ll post a Scrapbook.com great deal…and you know where to shop for Memory Box and more… Starlitstudio.net! LinkDeli links to products I used below…

Thanks for stopping by…hope you enjoyed these cards and are looking forward to more ❤ cards!

Scrapbook.com is a great source for so many stamp companies anymore!  Altenew, Lawn Fawn, Hero Arts just to name a few! Cardmaking sale going on right now too!  Don’t miss it!  If you need a new die cutting machine?  Now is the time! Their prices are thee best for that!  Free shipping!  whoop whoop! 

Memory Box – 94399 Scribble Rose Trio…
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Memory Box – 94258 Antique Leaf Label…
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Poppystamps – 1996 Double Stitch…
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Memory Box – CL5250 Friendship Floral…
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Memory Box – 94373 Happy Heart…
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Memory Box – 94361 Double Stitch…
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Memory Box – CL5252 Big and Little…
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Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing…
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Marvy Embossing Heat Tool – Model 2500
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TE Premium Cardstock
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Memory Box 6×6 paper pad – Dashing…
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Neenah Classic Crest 110 LB SMOOTH…
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Sizzix – Big Shot Machine – White and…
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Sizzix – Big Shot Accessory – Tool…
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Tonic Studios – Tim Holtz – 8.5 Inch…
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Kool Tak 3D Clear Foam Roll 1.6yds
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Kool Tak 144 PADS Clear Foam Adhesive
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adhesive pick-up square
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All Occasion · cards · copics · LOVE · Reverse Confetti · Spring · sympathy · Thinking of You · Valentine

Reverse Confetti… January Release Blog Hop!

Hi cardmakers and friends! The release is now available for purchase in the Reverse Confetti webstore. Check it all our HERE.  Seven NEW stamp sets, 9 New Confetti Cuts die sets and a 6×6 paper pad.

I’m going to start with the cute card of the two I made for today’s post. hehe  This cutie critter is all about showing us how to cut and paste!  I love it so much!

I used the NEW Crafty Critters stamp set and Confetti Cuts set for this one. Besides this cute monkey, there’s the bunny and a zebra, all crafters!

This monkey’s got personality + for sure! So busy cutting paper hearts and gluing up a card!  I stamped and colored with Copics… E40’s, BG10’s, R24 and 29.

There’s the NEW Scallop Cover Panel Confetti Cut in the background. The Scallop Frame is an older Confetti Cut die set called Love Note.

Up next is the Butterfly Wreath stamp set and Confetti Cuts set

I had fun with this one… I stamped and gold heat embossed it on textured watercolor paper and painted it in with water and Distress Inks. It’s bright! lol  I spattered with the leftover paint on my tonic craft mat too.

I randomly stamped the branch with old paper Distress ink on the cardbase.  Heat embossed the sentiment from the set on vellum. Stamped and heat embossed the two butterflies from the set and adhered them with a little Tombow Mono Multi liquid glue after I adhered the wreath to the cardbase with mounting tape.

Both of my cards are A2 size.

The hop started at the Reverse Confetti Blog and ends here on mine (list below)…lots of hearts and inspiration shared this week!

Thank you so much for your wonderful comments and visits!  Happy papercrafting the for the big heart day!

Reverse Confetti Blog

Amy Kolling

Tricia Barber

Kelly Lunceford

Lisa Henke

Heather Hoffman

Amy Tsuruta

Kathy Schweinfurth

Audrey Tokach

Jeanne Jachna

Deanne Kuntz

Michele Ferguson

Olga Moss

Olga Matyushevskaya 

Ali Farmer

Pam Sparks (me)

All Occasion · Birthday · cards · Flowers · Karin Markers · Poppystamps · Thinking of You · Watercolor

NEW poppystamps Peony Bouquet Thinking of You Card…

Hi everyone!  Switching gears from cute to floral!  I love this new clear stamp set from poppystamps!  So pretty gold embossed and watercolored with Karin Markers, water and a paintbrush.

I stamped the poppystamps Picnic Plaid clear stamp using the Tim Holtz Travel Stamp Platform on Hobby Lobby Masters Touch watercolor card.  I love using this stamp platform for big stamps because I can leave the stamp on the lid then take just the lid/stamp to the sink to wash it after stamping!  So easy to clean up that way.

I stamped the plaid with Taylored Expressions Premium Dye Ink, first in Pink Champagne and then to get it a little pinker, I inked and stamped it again with Cupcake.  I was trying to match the Karin markers I used for watercoloring.

I heat embossed the image and sentiment with gold embossing powder. Then started coloring!

My Karin Markers (from Poland) were a gift from an amazing, dear, friend back in March. (the dreaded birthday was awesome this year) It looks like Simon Says Stamp is bringing them in but nothing in stock yet.  To see my other card I colored with them, select my Karin Markers category over on the right.  You can use any watercolors to color stamp images though and I plan to do some more with this beautiful image!

Karin Markers are Brush Pens and beautiful for Modern Brush Calligraphy!  I’ve been practicing on that when I sit down at night… pretty fun!  I’ve always enjoyed lettering but have only pursued it a couple times and never kept up with it.  Here’s hoping I do better this time.  It’s fun to do with the grandkids also.

ok – well, I’ll wrap this up and say, thanks for coming over! Hope you feel like coloring now!  I need to keep coloring/practicing! Don’t look at my coloring to close! lol

ttul,

Products I used to make this card… (coupon code for $5 off at SSS is HEAT899, expires 8/15 at 11:59 pm ET)

Poppystamps – CL483 Peony Bouquet…
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Poppystamps – CL478 Picnic Plaid…
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Memory Box/Open Studio – 30086…
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Premium Ink – Taylored Expressions…
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Premium Ink – Taylored Expressions…
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My Sweet Petunia – Cut-Align
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Sizzix – Big Shot Accessory – Tool…
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Sizzix – Big Shot Machine – White and…
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Sizzix – Big Shot Express Machine…
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Sizzix Cutting Pads – standard
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Sizzix – Extended Magnetic Platform…
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Sizzix – Accessory – Cutting Pad,…
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Sizzix – Accessory – Magnetic…
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Simon Says Stamp SMALL TEFLON BONE…
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EK Success POWDER TOOL Applicator…
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Embossing Powder Prep Bag…
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Hero Arts – Wagner – HT400 Precision…
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EK Success – EK Tools – Small…
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Tonic Studios Tim Holtz 8.5 Inch…
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Tonic Studios – Tim Holtz – 12.25…
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Tonic 12 INCH WIDE BASE GUILLOTINE…
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Ranger Ink – Inkssentials – Clear…
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Lawn Fawn – Stamp Shammy
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Sizzix Big Shot Sticky Grid 5/Pkg,…
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Tonic Studios – Tim Holtz – Travel…
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Mini MISTI – Most Incredible Stamp…
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MISTI Stamping Tool – The Most…
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MISTI PRECISION STAMPER Stamping Tool…
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Simon Says Accessories MISTI GRID…
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Scor-Pal – Scor-Pal Eighths Measuring…
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Scor-Pal MINI SCOR-BUDDY Scoring…
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Scotch ATG – Adhesive Applicator Gun…
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Scotch Adhesive Refill for Pink ATG…
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Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue
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adhesive pick-up square
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3M Scotch DOUBLE-SIDED FOAM TAPE…
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Scrapbook Adhesives 3D 217 WHITE FOAM…
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Scrapbook Adhesives 3D FOAM SQUARES…
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Scrapbook Adhesives THIN 3D 217 WHITE…
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Scrapbook Adhesives THIN 3D ADHESIVE…
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Avery Elle Stamp & Die Storage…
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Tonic 14×14 inch Easy Clean Craft…
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All Occasion · Birthday · cards · CAS · Die Piecing · Lawn Fawn · Masculine · Poppystamps · Summer · Taylored Expressions · Thinking of You

A Lawn Fawn I Scream, You Scream, Birthday Card…

Hi everyone!  I should be doing housework but here I am writing a post because I’m behind getting birthday cards posted and it’s time for new things!  ok – I wonder when there aren’t new things in this papercrafting industry!

Here’s a card for one of our grands that just turned 13!

I was inspired by Nancy’s card here. I don’t have the pattern paper but otherwise, I just plain copied her… such an awesome design!

I used oxide inks on Bristol Smooth card, some water splatters, die cutting and gluing… very straight forward!

I ended up with several photos so I’ll just post away…

So happy with the color combo… I think you could use any Summer colors though for this!

You are so cool, pretty much sums it up!

So go get inky!  lol

I’m going to link up to some challenges!

Happy Little Stampers – August, anything goes with dies

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Scrapyland – anything goes

Freshly Made Sketches

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge – add a die cut

AAA Cards – CAS game 146 – optional twist Summer

Thanks for stopping by!

Here’s what I used to make this card… 

Poppy Stamps DOUBLE STITCH RECTANGLE…
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Lawn Fawn – Lawn Cuts – Dies – I…
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Lawn Fawn QUINN’S ABC’S Lawn Cuts Dies
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Lawn Fawn – Clear Photopolymer Stamps…
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Lawn Fawn – Lawn Cuts – Dies – Shadow…
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TE Premium Cardstock – Toffee
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TE Premium Cardstock – Jelly Donut
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TE Premium Cardstock – Oreo
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TE Premium Cardstock – Granny Smith
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Canson XL BRISTOL SMOOTH 9 x 12 Paper…
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Strathmore BRISTOL SMOOTH 9 x 12…
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Neenah Classic Crest 110 LB SMOOTH…
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Mini Ink Blending Tool *new* – 2…
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Mini Ink Blending Foam Refills – pkg…
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Ranger 4oz Distress Sprayer by Tim Holtz
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Ranger Ink – Archival Ink Pad – Jet…
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Ranger Ink – Wendy Vecchi – Archival…
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Ranger Ink – Archival Ink Cleaner – 2…
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Lawn Fawn – Stamp Shammy
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Sizzix – Big Shot Accessory – Tool…
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Sizzix – Big Shot Machine – White and…
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Sizzix – Big Shot Express Machine…
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Sizzix Cutting Pads – standard
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Sizzix – Extended Magnetic Platform…
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Sizzix – Accessory – Cutting Pad,…
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Sizzix – Accessory – Magnetic…
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Sizzix – Big Shot Plus Machine -…
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Sizzix Big Shot Plus CUTTING PADS…
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Sizzix – Big Shot Plus – Accessory -…
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We R Memory Keepers QUICKSTIK…
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Tool Basics Flush Cutters – 5 inch…
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Retractable Paper Piercer / Pick -…
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Simon Says Stamp SMALL TEFLON BONE…
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EK Success – EK Tools – Small…
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Tonic Studios Tim Holtz 8.5 Inch…
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Tonic Studios – Tim Holtz – 12.25…
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Tonic 12 INCH WIDE BASE GUILLOTINE…
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Sizzix Big Shot Sticky Grid 5/Pkg,…
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Tonic Studios – Tim Holtz – Travel…
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Mini MISTI – Most Incredible Stamp…
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MISTI Stamping Tool – The Most…
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MISTI PRECISION STAMPER Stamping Tool…
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Simon Says Accessories MISTI GRID…
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Scor-Pal – Scor-Pal Eighths Measuring…
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Scor-Pal MINI SCOR-BUDDY Scoring…
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Scotch ATG – Adhesive Applicator Gun…
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Scotch Adhesive Refill for Pink ATG…
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Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue
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adhesive pick-up square
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3M Scotch DOUBLE-SIDED FOAM TAPE…
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Scrapbook Adhesives 3D 217 WHITE FOAM…
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Scrapbook Adhesives 3D FOAM SQUARES…
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Scrapbook Adhesives THIN 3D 217 WHITE…
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Scrapbook Adhesives THIN 3D ADHESIVE…
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Avery Elle Stamp & Die Storage…
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Tonic 14×14 inch Easy Clean Craft…
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