Friday, October 5, 2012

OWH world cardmaking day *hop*

Happy World Cardmaking Day! It's my kind of day. :)  Today I am blog hopping with Operation Write Home; if you want to go to the top of the hop, go here: http://operationwritehome.org/starsandstamps.

Here is my holiday card, using OWH sketch 135:
MME Be Merry 6x6 pad
Paper Smooches Swanky snowdudes stamp set
JilliBean Soup epoxy button; Twinery twine
clear stickles, glossy accents (buttons, snow, post)
There is a fine line of stickles on the 'snow hill'; which is sealed in glossy accents so it is OWH safe and arm tested already. :)  I used my homemade glue dots to adhere the button. If you'd like to learn how to make glue dots and how to make your own fabulous glue dot holder like mine, go hereSee???


Now for the important stuff: I have things to give away! This is Unity Stamp Company's "sending my love" set:


And I also have the Paper Smooches Circle of Honor set to give away:

I will draw two lucky winners! To enter to win, just leave a comment below. For another chance, leave a second comment telling me you will send at least 2 cards (or anyhero notes) to Operation Write Home in the next 2 weeks. That's only one card a week, and you could probably fit them in a small envelope and ship 'em cheaply. You'll want to read the guidelines first and then find a shipper's address (don't forget to include your packing slip!).  I will draw winners on Tuesday morning - be sure to check back then for an update!

Thanks for hopping along with me today,

Jen

111 comments:

  1. Jen -

    Great card - I love how you flipped the sketch sideways! I always forget to turn it around for a different perspective.

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  2. Great holiday card! Thanks for the DIY tips as well as the giveaway! I share it at my blog sidebar as well!

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  3. cute card Jen! i love the gold (at least it looks gold to me) paper. the snowman is adorable. krystil at tonyhamm dot com

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  4. Love your card - that snowman stamp is so cute!

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  5. Super cute! Love that color combo too! Thanks for the DIY .... I never knew! Would love to win one of the prizes too: theparge at gmail dot com

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  6. Yes! I'll be sending cards off to OWH next week for the first time! So exciting to be doing something for our troops,
    theparge at gmail dot com

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  7. Stickles are great when you want to add some sparkle to OWH cards since they meet the guidelines for NO loose glitter. looks great here, too! I'm ready to send some cards to our heroes this week! Happy WCMD!

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  8. Jen.. your card is cute as can be. Love how you did the snow with stickles. hugs ~ Pam

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  9. My husband (who is in the Army) will be heading to Kansas next week for a school. I am packing a box full of hundreds of cards to pack in my suitcase, so that I can give them to Kris when I get there. hugs ~ Pam

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  10. Jen, What a cute snowman and I have to say that my favorite punch is the scallop border punch. Love your papers also.

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  11. Jen, I have been working feverishly on getting a box ready to go next week. I think I have about 80 cards done already. Trying to hit the 100 mark.

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  12. This is so cute! I love your little image and the little pop of blue in your design! Thank you for the glue dot tip as well!

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  13. I love your cute snowman card and the way you spun the sketch to better fit your image, but the glue dot tip definitely made this a favorite stop! thanks for the ideas!! I'll be back later today when I've created my OWH cards.

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  14. Fantastic card! I love snowmen and this one is so charming. I really like the effect your strip of twine has, subtle yet breaks up the pattern papers nicely. and, it draws your eye to the bow. Very nice!

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  15. Since I already have a large flat rate box of cards almost ready to go, I will take the second part of your challenge and will do Any Hero cards. I will even get my daughter and her friends to make a few. Thanks for the opportunity to win either of those wonderful stamp sets!

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  16. Such a fun card! I'm a total sucker for snowmen, lol!

    Happy Hopping!

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  17. I always love the colors you pick, Jen. Today's no exception! I can't wait to read about your glue dots; that's my next stop on the hop!

    As for OWH cards, I'm mailing off my box of 300+ early next week (or maybe today if I get my act in gear and make it to the P.O. prior to noon!

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  18. Thank you for the chance to win your fabby candy! I'm new to OWH, but I'm stamping up a storm this weekend to send out on Tuesday!

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  19. very cute snowman image. thanks for the inspiration.

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  20. Love your oh-so-cute stamp! it is very heart-warming, and any of our heroes would love to send that one back home to a loved one!

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  21. I will DEFINITELY be sending in some cards to OWH....after I take my elderly mom out running errands, I plan on being back home tonight creating some "love" to send to OWH! Thanks for offering up candy to us!

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  22. we have a large box of cards that we will be sending out in the next couple of weeks. hope to make some today to add to what is ready.

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  23. Love the snowdudes set. So cool!

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  24. I will be sending more cards to OWH as I have more Holiday cards to get to them.

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  25. Love your cards I love he stamp you used and the twine :)

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  26. I have been making cards for about a week for OWH so I will be sending some off very soon.

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  27. That is the cutest snowman! Love the twine.
    Hummer Hugs,
    Misty
    http://deliteful-gifts.blogspot.com/
    http://deliteful-alpha-sets.blogspot.com/
    hummingbird204 at comcast dot net

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  28. I love the little bow with the red and white! Very nicely done!

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  29. JUST sent 64 cards in (and a couple of any hero mail) so does that count??????

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  30. Love the idea about covering glossy accents over stickles to make them safe. I live in NJ and went to the ranger sale and got lots of stickles but didn't think I could use them on OWH cards. Thanks!

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  31. What a gorgeous card! I love snowmen and this one is sooooo adorable. Great job.

    Linda

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  32. I commit to sending not just two cards, but 50 cards to OWH before the 10/31 deadline. Hopefully I can get in more, but I work full time as well as go to school at night - so time for crafting is tight. My son is a US Marine, so OWH means so much to me.

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  33. How really cute cute cute! Love that snowman and your embellishments for him too!

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  34. I just LOVE that snowman! And thanks for covering over your Stickles...never can spend too much time getting the word out! :)
    Happy World Cardmaking Day!
    Sandy, OWH President

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  35. Jen I love your winter themed card and I love Paper Smooches stamps, I used the same stamp hehehe :)

    Wow what a great give away you have going on too, thanks for the chance to win your great prizes!

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  36. Oh Jen! This is so cute I love this stamp...definitely think I need to add this cutie to my collection :)

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  37. love that card and stamp is so cute
    great giveaways also--will be sebding some Hero cards in my box on Monday

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  38. What an adorable image! Such a FUN card!

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  39. What a fun card. Like the twine on the button. Cute image; never seen it before.

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  40. Just looked at your homemade glue dots. Thank you so much. Going to try that and the cute holder. I will be sending another package to OWH this week. I made 20 cards this week for OWH.

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  41. Love the crafty look of your card & thanks for the tips for making your homemade glue dots... I am committing to 2 cards for OWH. I think it is an awesome way to help out!

    Sincerely,

    Irma (irmz323 at yahoo dot com)

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  42. Your card is totally adorable! Thanks for sharing!

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  43. Your card is adorable. I love that bit of shine with the Stickles!

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  44. I'll be delivering at least 50 cards to Sandy next Saturday for OWH! What a great incentive for some candy. cherie23694 at gmail.com

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  45. That card looks so tall in the photo. Colors match so well (tends to happen in stacks, but great nevertheless). Thanks for sharing.

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  46. Great card.

    Pat K.

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  47. Jen, I just got that snow dude set in the mail yesterday. Your card is just the inspiration I needed to get inky!

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  48. Great snowman, and I love the way you used the twine! Thanks for the tip about covering Stickles...I was afraid to use them for OWH cards but now I know how to make them work!

    Amy
    insomniacstamper.blogspot.com

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  49. Cute card, great idea adding some sparkle, I need to practice adding sparkle. Thanks for giving of your talents

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  50. Two cards, how can anyone not do it! Count me in, hoping to get 100 sent this week thanks for the chance to win!

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  51. Darling card and the colors are wonderful.

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  52. Thanks for a second chance at your giveaway. I will definitely be sending at least 2 cards out in the next 2 weeks (in fact I'm working on filling OWH winter box this weekend).

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  53. Oh, and I'm planning to create tonight and will hopefully have two more cards to add to the stack I already have for OWH :)

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  54. Great card Jen! That snow dudes set is really cute. I think you must have the best Unity Stamp collection among OWHers... I fully expected to see you use one today so you surprised me. :)

    Thanks or noting that you sealed your glitter and tested it too. You are truly a dedicated OWHer and I always enjoy seeing what you're up to. Thanks for hopping with us today!

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  55. LOVE that stamp; too stinkin' cute! Also, love the glue dots tut--thanks!! I love how the elements of your card tie into so well--the twine with the swirl candy and the dot paper. OK, I'll stop now.
    RBBRRMQN at YAHOO dot COM

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  56. Oops--I just today shipped 195, incl 3 AH, out! In line, I got to thank a hero's dad and tell him how his hero dau. can sign up for cards!! YEAH!!

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  57. Hi Jen! Your snow dude card is delightful. Love that image and the papers you chose to set it off. I enjoyed your mini tutorial, too! Have fun today.

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  58. Oh I love that snowman! Also like the snowbank you've installed him in.

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  59. I have a box of 1/2 Christmas cards and 1/2 regular that will be going out on Monday.

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  60. I love the card, but also the idea for making and storing glue dots. Thanks for the idea.
    WorldOfHoardCraft AT yahoo DOT com

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  61. Adorable card! I love that image!! Thanks for your glue dot tutorial! I'm going to try that for sure!!

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  62. Love your card. I am a huge fan of Paper Smooches stamps...they are adorable! Can't wait to go check out your post for making glue dots (anything to cut down on my expenses). Thanks for all the inspiration. slbuller at fullchannel dot net.

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  63. I am scrambling to finish up my 1/2 and 1/2 box for OWH for next week. I have lots of general greetings but need to get working on the holiday cards, so I started hopping to get some inspiration :-) And I got the kids involved and are sending some Any Hero coloring sheets along too! slbuller at fullchannel dot net.

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  64. Jen what a hoot! I love everything here! Gotta do the glue dot thing for sure! Love the colors on your card. Happy hop day to you!!!

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  65. You don't have to send me twine but I do commit to sending OWH at least 20 cards this month. Thanks for blogging with OWH.

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  66. I love that snowman - looks like he's standing at attention! I have made the glue dots this way, but thanks for the storage idea - that's one I will do for sure!

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  67. And. . . I will commit to sending in at least ten cards to OWH - hopefully more - in the next two weeks. Thanks for the gentle push - I need it!

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  68. I am totally in love with Paper Smooches right now and you did a fantastic job with this snowman!! I love the bg paper you chose it goes well with the snowman!

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  69. I love your card and the snowman. I checked out your post on glue dots and I am going to try to make my own. Thanks for the tips.

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  70. I will be sending a box of cards to OWH next week and working on getting a bunch (maybe 100) done before the end of the month. Thank you for the chance to win the blog candy.

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  71. cute card! I like your paper choice, button with twine and scalloped edges around the image.

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  72. Thank you for the glue dot tutorial! I am SO going to try it! The "snow" hill really finishes your card off beautifully.

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  73. I will have a box going to OWH in the next week or so, I want to be sure that my holiday cards get to my shipper in plenty of time!! I am in awe of how many cards you make - I struggle to make my yearly goal of 365 cards!

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  74. Great card as always Jen, and thanks for that glue dot tutorial! Genius!
    I just sent in 195 cards 2 weeks ago, so I won't be sending any in within the next week or two :)

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  75. I love your card...that snowman is so so cute!! The red and white twine adds a cute little peppermint stick appearance. Thanks for the giveaway. I am putting a box of cards in the mail this week.

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  76. I love your "snow dude" He is awesome! Such a charming card!!!

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  77. Loving your cute little snowman and the tip about the glittter/glossy accents. Will be giving that a try for sure.

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  78. Well, it looks like we all love your snowman and cute little bird sitting on the pole! Adorable card Jen!

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  79. Great card!!! The snowman is cute, but I love the little bird!! Thank you!

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  80. I host a monthly OWH cardmaking party, this month's is on the 14th. I'll be sending in a box a day or 2 later, (need to sort and triage)!! :)

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  81. That snowman is a cutie and I like the non-traditional color scheme. Great card!

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  82. Loving that snowman stamp!

    ~Melissa
    www.mywatermelonmoon.com

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  83. Beautiful cards! I love the snow man. TFS AJ-

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  84. The snow hill on the card is done cleverly. Thanks for the glue dots tutorial. Will try as soon as I get the Aileen's. Thanks for a chance to win.

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  85. What a sweet card! I love the colors and that snowman image is just so cute! Your glue dot idea is fantastic! And that Paper Smooches stamp set is on my wish list!!!!

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  86. Cute image - love how you added some snowflakes to the sky.

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  87. Thanks for sharing your card. I really enjoyed learning how to make glue dots and the holder.

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  88. You make your own glue dots?!! Wow! The different size parchment papers WOULD keep me up at night... lol. Great tip on the glossy accents over stickles... just in case. I really like the Unity stamps... very OWH appropriate! Happy World Card Making Day (a day late and a dollor short)!

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  89. Love your card and snowman! The stickles are a perfect touch! I will have to read about those glue dots later after I'm done hopping!
    ~sandy
    visit my blog @ sandy's crafty creations

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  90. My second comment! :) I plan to send at least 2 cards (probably more) within the next two weeks to OWH! Thanks for the chance to win!
    ~sandy
    visit my blog @ sandy's crafty creations

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  91. I love the little snowdude! What a great little image and the paper choices are perfect! Have some glossy accents but never used it ~ Thanks for the idea and thanks for sharing your cute card with us!

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  92. Really great idea to help motivate us to make cards. A small goal like 1 card a week is obtainable and may encourage us to step it up to 2 next time. I have 16 cards in the box ready to go and 10-12 "in process". :-) msmith38652 at gmail dot com

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  93. JEN!!! You already know I am! But I have a stash of 30 anyhero letters. I already sent some christmas cards of my 500 goal. I think you saw on my Facebook.. I only have 18 more to make. Thank goodness I split the 500 up at different times for Kris! So Ive got a ton of mix and match cards with my Christmas cards... AND!! my anyhero letters!!! Did you get the girls motivated to do some Kids anyhero mail? I need to get Diem to do some when I have her again!!! eep!! miss you!!! I love your sketch take on the blog today too!

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  94. Jen, thanks for sharing your cute card. I love the snowman and the dp you chose. The button with the twine finish off your card beautifully. I've been slacking a little in sending OWH some cards, but I am motivated now! Thanks for the opportunity to win such a wonderful prize.

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  95. Very cute card and I will check out your glue dot holder.
    I have been making cards to send to OWH and hope to mail them in the next two weeks.
    Thanks for the chance to win. I already have the Paper Smooches set.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  96. Here is my second comment to mail to OWH in 2 weeks.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  97. Very sweet card and I really appreciate the chance to win some stamps!!! Thanks also for the directions to make my own glue dots too!!!

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  98. K commenting again with a commitment to make and send off at least 2 cards in 2 weeks to OWH!!!

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  99. Cute snowman and use of non-traditional winter colors. Comment 1 of 2 :)

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  100. Comment 2 of 2-already have 10 cards ready to go and working on more to ship out on Tuesday to OWH!

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  101. This card is adorable! Your "arm tested" OWH safe comment made me laugh because I can picture myself doing the same thing!

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  102. Love your swanky card, great colors and too cute image =)

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  103. What a cute card. Love the snowman.

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  104. I have a box of cards to go through for OWH.

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  105. Great job on one of my favorite sketches, Jen! Love the button with the baker's twine, too. Thanks for being part of our hop! ~ Julie, OWH Blog Team :)

    PS - I'm sending like 200 cards, no joke, my box is full and ready to go :)

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  106. That Hero Arts snowman set may end up on my must have list...gotta love MME paper! Sweet card! ths!!! I mailed a small envelope of cards on Friday so I am tapped out until the end of October. Thanks!

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