Saturday, July 22, 2017

Remarkable You trio

Since I made so many of these flowers and leaves at once, I figured I'd use them up.  All were stamped on Shimmery White cardstock with Basic Black Archival ink.  Then colored with reinkers and Aqua painters.  Let it dry, then hand-cut.  I won't lie - it did take some time and patience to cut those leaves.  :)

ALL leaves are painted with Lemon Lime Twist.

Close-up of the small card  It's a4 1/4" square.  Love how that shimmer really shows up.  I think the card base might be Old Olive - I found it in a pile, and it was the right size.  Rich Razzleberry flower.


 Lemon Lime Twist layer on a Fresh Fig card base.  Fresh Fig flower.


Lemon Lime Twist on a Rich Razzleberry card base.  I also smashed the Lemon Lime Twist ink pad on the card stock after I embossed with the Layered Leaves folder.  Then I ripped the edges off, and inked those too.  This one also has two different colored flowers - one Rich Razzleberry, and one Fresh Fig.


Stampin' Up supplies you'll need to create these:

Stamps:  Remarkable You, Timeless Textures, Sassy Salutations (retired)
Ink:  Basic Black Archival, Fresh Fig
Paper:  Fresh Fig, Lemon Lime Twist, Rich Razzleberry, Shimmery White
Other:  Big Shot, Embossing folders (Layering Leaves, Petal Burst, Brick Wall), Reinkers (Lemon Lime Twist, Fresh Fig, Rich Razzleberry), Aqua Painters, 2 1/4" circle punch, Banner Triple punch, Wide Oval punch (just realized this is retired), Lemon Lime Twist Ombre ribbon, Into the Woods twill ribbon (retired), stapler, Glue Dots, Stampin' Dimensionals, Tombow Glue

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Toni

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Paper Pumpkin Creations - July 2017 treat bags

This month's Paper Pumpkin kit had (6) cards and (4) of these adorable treat bags!  I love the watermelon theme throughout this kit.

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Sunday, July 16, 2017

Paper Pumpkin Creations - July 2017, One in a Melon

This month's Paper Pumpkin kit had such bright, fun cards in it.  The one on the bottom left is according to the kit instructions.  The other two, I had fun.  I used a couple of other Paper Pumpkin  stamp sets too.  At least I stuck with the colors in the kit - Melon Mambo and Emerald Envy.

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Saturday, July 15, 2017

Coffee Break sticky notes

I case'd this idea from Dawn O.  Went to Walmart today and found ONE of these coffee cup-shaped sticky note pads, so I was happy to get it.

Very simple project, and I did use some retired stamps and ribbon because...who doesn't have plenty of that laying around waiting to be used?

First, I cut a strip of designer paper 1 1/2" x 12" from the Coffee Break designer series paper.  Wrapped it around the note pad, hand-cut where it overlaps, and attached with Fast Fuse. 

For the pen, I use RSVP pens.  The bottoms screw off, and then you roll up a strip of dsp and push it in the barrel.  I use a cuticle stick to wrap the paper around, and it also helps me guide that rolled up paper into the pen barrel.  These pens are refillable, which is another reason why I like them.

Finished it off by tying the pen to the notepad with Twill Tape.  Added Baker's Twine and some tags.  The corrugated tag is new.  The greeting was stamped on a scrap of Very Vanilla that I hand-cut.

Give it a try if you can find one of these cute note pads!  I'm packaging this up to mail to a coffee-loving friend right now.

Stampin' Up supplies that you'll need to create this:

Stamps:  any greeting you want...this one is retired, and I don't even have the name of it.
Ink:  Early Espresso
Paper:  Very Vanilla, Coffee Break designer series paper
Other: ribbon and Baker's twine (any!), RSVP pen, Corrugated Elements, Fast Fuse

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Toni

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Saturday, July 8, 2017

Remarkable Wedding

Whew!  It's been forever since I posted anything, but in my defense - it's been WAY too hot to get into my stamping room.  Our a/c broke 2 weeks ago, and it's too hot to do much of anything in the house.  :)  Hopefully the new system will be installed within the next 2 weeks.  Crossing my fingers!

I was able to make this wedding card today.  This is for my God-son.  Fortunately, the base pieces were already cut and embossed from a former project.  I wanted to use these colors, since I was pretty sure the flowers in their wedding were Cantaloupe colored. 

All I had to do was stamp, color, and cut out the flower. 

Stampin' Up supplies that you'll need to create this:

Stamps:  Remarkable You, Special Celebrations, Timeless Textures
Ink:  Basic Black, Pear Pizzazz
Paper:  Crisp Cantaloupe (retired), Whisper White, Shimmery White
Other:  Big Shot, Decorative Dots embossing folder (retired), Tea Lace Doily (retired), 2 1/2" circle punch (retired), Clear Wink of Stella pen, markers (Crisp Cantaloupe/retired, Pear Pizzazz), Glue Dots, Stampin' Dimensionals, Stampin' Mini Dimensionals

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Toni

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Sunday, June 18, 2017

Remarkable coloring job

I had the idea for these colors together about a week ago, and finally got some time to put something together.  Colors are Fresh Fig (base card), Rich Razzleberry (middle layer), and Lemon Lime Twist (layer).

I wanted a lot of different textures with this card, so I embossed each layer with a different folder.  Polka Dots Basics on the Rich Razzleberry layer (which BARELY shows up), and Layered Leaves on the Lemon Lime Twist layer.

I roughed up both of my layer pieces.  In fact, I ended up crunching up the Lemon Lime Twist layer after I embossed it and roughed up the edges.  Crunching it up actually made the leaves disappear, so I ran the piece through the embossing folder again.  It smoothed it out!  The edges were still pretty malleable, so I just had to messy them up a little bit.


Look at all that dimension and layering.  It's just what I wanted with this card!

The coloring is with ink refills and Aqua Painters on Shimmery White cardstock.  Let it dry, then cut it out by hand.  All this fussy cutting is NOT my favorite thing, but I had to do it.  I love how it turned out!

I used some of the new Mini Stampin' Dimensionals on this project as well.  Look at how tiny they are.  This picture has one on the back of the teeny leaf that is on the FLOWER cut-out piece.  Look how small that thing is!


I hope you enjoy this card.  It definitely took me more than 5 minutes to make, but I love the end result.

Stampin' Up supplies that you'll need to create this:

Stamps:  Remarkable You, Basket of Wishes
Ink:  Basic Black Archival, Fresh Fig, Fresh Fig and Lemon Lime Twist ink refills
Paper:  Fresh Fig, Rich Razzleberry, Lemon Lime Twist, Shimmery White
Other:  Big Shot, Layering Leaves and Polka Dot Basics embossing folders, Aqua Painters, 5/8" Burlap ribbon, Sticky Strip, Stampin' Dimensionals (regular and Mini), Tombow Liquid Glue, bone folder.

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Toni

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Re-cycle plastic tub


If you're like me, you HATE to throw these tubs away....but I usually do.  I always think, what do I need another container for?  Then I have all these doo-dads and things all over my stamp table, and I wish I had a container.  So I decided to doll this one up with some WASHI Tape!

I started at the top of the container and wound the washi tape around.  Because the container is tapered, and not perfectly straight up and down, you'll get some bubbles.  You could cut it a little, but I chose to just smash my wrinkles down. 

This is not a Picasso, so not-quite-perfect is fine for this project!


I did start and stop each new row of washi tape but cutting it.  At first I thought I would just wrap one tape around the whole thing, dragging it down to the next row.  That didn't work out. 

When I got to the end, of course I need to do something with the top.  Instead of going to the trouble of getting out my favorite circle cutting system, I traced the BOTTOM of the tub on Basic Black card stock, and cut around the outside of my pencil mark.   It fits just perfectly on the lid, to cover up the print.


Notice how you can see through the clear parts of the washi tape and see the color underneath?  It bothered me for about 3 seconds.  Then I didn't care.  It's a bucket to hold stuff...I'm not going to worry about colors peeking through.


For my very top layer, I used a scrap of Glossy cardstock and some Lemon Lime Twist.  I love this color!  The Lemon Lime Twist scallop is the very largest scallop in the Layering Circles framelits.

I did have some more slippage when I stamped the words on the glossy, so I'll really have to practice some more with this.  I do love the glossy paper though. 

It took me more time to take pictures of each step, and edit these photos, than it did to actually make the thing. 

Give it a try!  I bet we all have some really cool washi tape that's just waiting to be used.

Stampin' Up supplies that you'll need to create this:

Stamps:  Colorful Seasons
Ink:  Basic Black Archival, Lemon Lime Twist
Paper:  Basic Black, Lemon Lime Twist, Glossy White
Other:  Big Shot, Layering Circles framelits, Pick a Pattern washi tape, Tombow Liquid glue.

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Toni

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Glossy card stock is back!


I'm so glad that we have Glossy White card stock available again!  It's smooth and slick, and there are lots of neat things you can do with it.  These are my first two creations using Glossy.  I had just enough pieces of the Daffodil Delight already cut and scored for 4" cards, so I used them. 

No fancy techniques.  I just stamped on it.  It can be a little tricky with photopolymer stamps - I'm getting a little movement, so some of my flowers are a little blurry.  That's not the picture.  It's my stamping.  I need to watch that. 

Glossy cardstock does take a few minutes to dry, so be mindful of that when using it.

This one is a little more crazy.  I just stamped some pieces from Work of Art all over the glossy.  Then stamped over top of that, ONCE IT DRIED, with Basic Black Archival.  The words looks crooked in the picture, but they are really not.

I love the glossy, shiny look and the glossy cardstock is so sturdy.  It really adds some nice weight and strength to your cards.

Stampin' Up supplies that I used to make these:

Stamps:  Happy Birthday Gorgeous, Birthday Blossoms, Work of Art
Ink:  Emerald Envy, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Pirouette Pink, Berry Burst, Lemon Lime Twist, Basic Black Archival
Paper:  Daffodil Delight, Emerald Envy, Glossy White
Other:  Stampin' Dimensionals

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Toni

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Wood Words Country feel

I made this card for a swap, and I like the country feel that I get from the plank folder, the doily, and the cut out rooster.  I also ripped the end of the greeting.  You might not tell from the picture, but the black circle is actually from the Stitched Shapes framelits, the smallest one.  Just to add a little more detail.

The criss-cross circle is a stamp from Timeless Textures. 

Stampin' Up supplies that you'll need to create this:

Stamps:  Wood Words bundle, Special Celebrations
Ink:  Basic Black Archival, Cherry Cobbler, Sahara Sand
Paper:  Sahara Sand, Very Vanilla, Basic Black
Other: Big Shot, Stitched Shapes thinlits, Wood Crate framelits (bundled with Wood Words), Delicate White Doilies, 2" circle punch, 5/8" Burlap ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals, Glue dots, Tombow Liquid Glue

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Toni

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Black and Berry


Just pulled put some random sets to do something with Berry Burst and Basic Black ONLY.  I could/should have used the stamp-a-ma-jig to get those chevrons perfect, but they're good enough for a person. 

I really like the Finely Woven ribbon.  It's easy to tie, and isn't too thick.

Nothing cut out or popped up on this card.

Stampin' Up supplies that you'll need to create this:

Stamps:  Butterfly Basics, Special Celebrations, Work of Art
Ink:  Berry Burst, Basic Black Archival
Paper:  Berry Burst, Basic Black, Whisper White
Other:  Berry Burst Finely Woven ribbon, Sticky strip

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Toni

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Colorful Seasons vase


I obviously didn't get the flowers/berries stamp lined up the first time (the branch on the left), but I'm more of a One-and-done stamper, so if it's off - oh well!  I still like how it turned out.  I used the new Berry Burst.  Real Red would look nice too.

Lots of gold on this card.  Gold Faceted Gem.  Gold Foil paper.  And new GOLD designer paper.  Check it out in the catalog, page 189.  It's the Bundle of Love designer series papers.   One side is either Blushing Bride or Soft Sky on one side, and GOLD on the other.  At first, you would probably look at this dsp and think, "Oh, that's for babies."  NOPE.  Gold on the back of every piece means so many more possibilities!  And I love that there are only 3 gold designs - 12 pieces, 3 designs that means 4 pieces of 12x12 each.  This is great if you're doing something that you need more of the same pattern pieces.

The vase is just the Wide Oval punch, with the ends cut off.

You can't tell from the picture, but I used the NEW Very Vanilla Thick card stock for the base.  I LOVE IT.  It's so much sturdier, and makes a nice card base.  I'll be using this more often, for sure.

Stampin' Up supplies that you'll need to create this:

Stamps:  Colorful Seasons
Ink:  Early Espresso, Berry Burst
Paper:  Very Vanilla (THICK for the card base, regular for layers), Gold Foil, Bundle of Love designer series, Basic Black
Other:  Triple Banner punch, Gold Faceted Gems, Stampin' Dimensionals

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Toni

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Remarkable COLOR!!!


This is my favorite card of everything that I've done in the past couple of weeks.  It's the color!  Lemon Lime Twist and Night of Navy.  WOW WOW WOW.  I love it!

I stamped the leaves and the flower on Shimmery White card stock.  Add color with reinkers and aqua painters.  I love the variegation that you get with the aqua painters and that card stock.

Cut the flower out, and tie a bit of the Lemon Lime Twist Ombre ribbon around the stem.

Again, I left a greeting off for now.  I can use this as a note card, or add a greeting later.

Stampin' Up supplies that you'll need to create this:

Stamps:  Remarkable You
Ink:  Basic Black Archival, Lemon Lime Twist and Night of Navy ink refills
Paper:  Lemon Lime Twist, Night of Navy, Shimmery White, Fresh Florals designer series paper
Other:  Big Shot, Lots of Label Framelits, Lemon Lime Twist 1/4" Ombre ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals, Tombow Liquid glue, Aqua Painters

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Toni

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Lovely as a Tree with Pinewood Planks


I'm digging this new Pinewood Planks embossing folder!  I'm glad that we still have the Hardwood background stamp, but sometimes an embossing folder is really what you need.  Glad to have this new one!

For the tree - I stamped it first in Soft Suede.  Then used sponge daubers to add a little Old Olive and Daffodil Delight.

I roughed up the edges of the Early Espresso square, using my bone folder.  Then I went back and scraped my fingernail along the edge a bit more.  Once the edges of the card stock started coming apart, I ripped them a little bit more at the corners.  There are "distressing tools" that do this same thing, but I don't have them - and my fingers work just as well.  :)

I purposely left a greeting off of this card, so I can add what I need later.

Stampin' Up supplies that you'll need to create this:

Stamps:  Lovely as a Tree
Ink:  Soft Suede, Old Olive, Daffodil Delight
Paper:  Soft Suede, Early Espresso, Very Vanilla
Other:  Big Shot, Pinewood Planks embossing folder, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Stampin' Dimensionals.

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Toni

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Happy Birthday Thinlits in Fig


This card is very simple - the only challenging thing is all of the die cutting you need to do.

After using the Happy Birthday Thinlits a few times, I realized that it would make my life easier to use the Adhesive Sheets (p. 203 of the catalog) with this die.  It makes a big difference!  Otherwise, you'd really need to use the Detailed glue pen, or sponge glue on the back (messier).  I'm so glad that Stampin' Up brought the Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets back.  They're a life saver for things like this!

I did add some fancy to the card - I swiped the Clear Wink of Stella pen all over the Happy Birthday cut out so it sparkles a little bit.  Voila!

Stampin' Up supplies that you'll need to create this:

Stamps/Ink:  NO STAMPING!!!
Paper:  Fresh Fig, Whisper White, Fresh Florals designer series paper stack
Other:  Big Shot, Layering Circles Thinlits, Happy Birthday Thinlit, Clear Wink of Stella, Stampin' Dimensionals

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Toni

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Blue Rooster


This card started with that piece of designer series paper - Dapper Denim and Very Vanilla striped.  It's from a pack of paper from last year, and just this piece was laying on my table.  I didn't want to just throw it out.  :)

I made the background with the larger stamp in Wood Words.  Just stamped it all over, trying to connect all the edges and  have no white space.

I taped the Dapper Denim ribbon down, but it didn't want to stay so I had to add the staples.  I like how it ended up!

Stampin' Up supplies that you'll need to create this:

Stamps:  Wood Words
Ink:  Dapper Denim
Paper;  Very Vanilla,  Seashore dsp (retired)
Other:  Stapler, 2 1/2" circle punch, Stampin' Dimensionals

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Toni

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Bag tag with paste


One of my first attempts at using the Embossing Paste.  Just swiped it across this tag, using the stencils.  It dries VERY fast.  I did not color this batch, so the white really stands out against the Soft Sky tag.

Lots of products went into this tiny little tag.  I got the polka dot gift bag at Michael's, in a 13-pack.

Stampin' Up supplies that you'll need to create this:

Stamps:  Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink:  Crumb Cake
Paper:  Soft Sky, Whisper White, Crumb Cake
Other:  Big Shot, Seasonal Layers Thinlits (bundle with Colorful Seasons stamps), Starburst punch, Scalloped Tag Topper punch, Classic Label punch, MINI and regular Stampin' Dimensionals, Embossing Paste w/ palette knives, Pattern Party Decorative Masks, Soft Sky 3/8" Classic Weave ribbon

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Toni

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Sunday, May 28, 2017

Seaside Shore bright card

Twin cards!  I couldn't decide which side I wanted the images versus the words - so I did it both ways.  I still can't decide which way I like more!

Stampin' Up supplies that you'll need to create these:

Stamps:  Seaside Shore, Stylized Happy Birthday
Ink:  Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Pacific Point, Emerald Envy, Tip Top Taupe, Real Red, Tempting Turquoise
Paper:  Pumpkin Pie, Pacific Point, Emerald Envy (the fish layer is mounted on a layer of Emerald Envy, but it kind of gets lost int he picture), Very Vanilla
Other:  Big Shot, Seaside embossing folder, 2 1/2" circle punch, Stampin' Dimensionals, Tombow Liquid glue

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Toni

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Seaside Shore Post It Easel


This was a fun project - it started out as a regular old Easel card, and then I added a pad of post-it notes at the end.  It's a fun little something to have on your desk.

I did hand-cut the 3 fish, and that anchor.  The anchor really tried my patience.  :(

Check out the splitcoast tutorial here to see how to make a SQUARE Easel card.  The same exact concept applies to this project, just different size cardstock.  The base here is 4 1/4" x 11", and then the top layer piece is 4 1/4" x 5 1/2".  The Very Vanilla and designer paper layers are cut down from that.

Stampin' Up supplies that you'll need to make this:

Stamps:  Seaside Shore
Ink:  Daffodil Delight, Tangerine Tango, Dapper Denim, Soft Sky, Mint Macaron
Paper:  Dapper Denim, Very Vanilla, By The Shore designer series paper
Other:  2 1/2" Circle punch, Basic Rhinestone Jewels, Post it pads, Sticky Strip

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Toni

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Celebrate your day!


Another Minnesota card.  This card is really pretty simple.  Designer series paper takes up most of the background.  That strip of stripes at the bottom is actually stamped - it's the lines stamps from Playful Backgrounds.  Since those are Photopolymer stamps, you can easily see through them.  I stamped across the strip of cardstock.  Looks like more designer paper, but it's not.  A bit of ribbon hides the seams.

Stampin' Up supplies that you'll need to create this:

Stamps:  Designer Tin of Cards, Playful Backgrounds
Ink:  Rich Razzleberry, Blushing Bride
Paper:  Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White, Blooms & Bliss designer series paper
Other:  Big Shot, Butterflies Thinlits, 2 1/2" circle punch, Mint Macaron 5/8" Sheer Linen ribbon, Pearl Basic Jewels, Tombow Liquid Glue

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Toni

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Bunch of Blossoms birthday

Yikes!  I found a bunch of pictures of cards that I made while I was on my fun stamping trip to Minnesota this past November.  I'm pretty sure that I found inspiration for this card on Pinterest.

I'm also pretty sure that I hand-cut at least the leaves.

Stampin' Up supplies that you'll need to create this:

Stamps:  Bunch of Blossoms, Playful Backgrounds, Stylized Happy Birthday
Ink:  Mint Macaron, Flirty Flamingo (I think!), Crumb Cake
Paper:  Crumb cake, Flirty Flamingo, Very Vanilla
Other:  Delicate White Doilies, Stampin' Dimensionals

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Toni

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Saturday, May 27, 2017

NEW Happy Birthday framelit!

Yay!  I got to play with my new "Happy Birthday" framelits today!  I had left over bits and pieces from birthday cards, so I cut and rearranged and put them together.

After I ran the Happy Birthday through the Big Shot to cut it out, I colored over the entire thing with my Clear Wink of Stella pen to give it an all-over shimmer.  Love it!

The stamps and designer papers will be retiring in a few days, and the Happy Birthday Framelit is not available to order until Thursday, June 1st.

Stampin' Up supplies that you'll need to make this:


Stamps:  Balloon Adventures
Ink:  Tangerine Tango, Crushed Curry, Emerald Envy
Paper:  Tangerine Tango, Crushed Curry, Emerald Envy, Whisper White, Party Animal designer series paper
Other:  Big Shot, Happy Birthday framelit, Layering Circles framelits, Balloon Bouquet punch, Whisper White Baker's Twine,  White Chaulk pen, Clear Wink of Stella pen, Stampin' Dimensionals

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Toni

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