Monday, October 9, 2017

Winterhaven Stamp of Approval + Blog Hop Prize

Hey folks!

It's that time again! It's time for the Catherine Pooler Stamp of Approval Release! This Collection is called Winterhaven and I cannot begin to tell you how much fun it is!

For those of you that haven't heard of Stamp of Approval...It's a collection of exclusive products that are specifically design for each collection. They are all brand new products, never before seen on the market and they won't be available for individual sale for many months. Be sure to click HERE to get yourself on the Waitlist because this crafty goodness sells out fast!


If you're interested in any of the products I've used, I have links (some affiliate links) throughout and at the end of the post. Click here to read my full disclosure policy.


If you're interested in watching the videos on how I made both of these projects you can go HERE for the Winter Tag and you can go HERE to see how I made the Joy Wreath Card. You can also click on each of the thumbnail links below.


Now if you you follow me here or on YouTube, it's not a surprise that I love to color. Copic's are for sure my favorite medium in card making. HOWEVER, I get so excited when I get the chance to work with Catherine Pooler for Stamp of Approval. I love the simplicity and versatility of the Collections. I especially love that I get to think outside of the box and use products that I normally don't use.


I was giddy with crafty excitement when I saw the products in the SOA box for my first project today!

Be sure to check out my video folks, because putting this tag together with the Winterhaven and the Good Stuff Die Sets was ridiculous easy.


The Winterhaven Die Set are those darling little houses and trees on the tag. They are the perfect size for all sorts of cards. You could also color them in and create a whole village on the front of an A2 card!

Today, I kept it simple and left them the plain white of the Neenah Solar White Cardstock. I really felt the ink blending with my Catherine Pooler Inks on the Good Stuff Tag panel would help them stand out and shine. I adore all of the sentiments found in the Here We Come A-Caroling Stamp Set and I thought it was perfect to finish this off.

I have a list of thumbnail links below for all of the products I used on my tag. Be sure to check those out!

Ok. So lets talk about the next project I'm sharing with you today.


For this card, I focused on using the Joy Wreath Die Set and the super fab Ornamental Background Stamp.

The Wreath and Joy can totally stand on their own so I kept those simple. I quickly did some Copic coloring on both and left as much white as possible.

I did want some dimension on this card, so I cut 3 of each die and stacked them up with a combination of Stick It Adhesive (watch the vide to see where I talk about that shenanigan) and Tombow Mono Multi Glue.


To show off the Ornamental Background Stamp, I used a really easy technique. You can see more details in the video, but I simply inked a portion of my Neenah Cardstock Panel with Catherine Pooler Aquatini Ink, waited for it to dry then stamped the entire panel with a healthy dose of Versamark Ink on the background stamp.


I didn't think the card needed too much in terms of finishing it off. I used a Spectrum Noir Clear Overlay Pen to add some sparkle and Nuvo Crystal Drops in Morning Dew to add some gloss and MORE dimension to the JOY and the Berries.


That's it!

BLOG HOP PRIZE!

One winner will be chosen at random from each day's comments and announced on OCTOBER 11th on Catherine’s blog. The winners will win their box and if they already bought it, they will be issued a Gift Certificate worth $100 towards a future purchase. SO BE SURE TO LEAVE COMMENTS ALONG THE HOP!!

Here is a list of all of folks in today's Blog Hop:


Cynde - That's me!

168 comments:

  1. Those are beautiful! I've never tried one of the SOA boxes before but this one looks fantastic!

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  2. I love the village scene card. Unique shape too.

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  3. I love you village tag. Beautiful!

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  4. I cannot wait ti get this box! You all have given me inspiration for this set! Fabulous ideas fabulous cards!

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  5. Love the tag and such a beautiful card!

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  6. Videos are the best! Thanks for such good instructions and tips! Looking forward to getting this box and getting crafty.

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  7. Your cards are lovely, that second one is beautiful!

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  8. Cynde those are gorgeous!!! Such great videos too. I just love the look of the tone on tone in the second and that little village - too cute! :)

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  9. I love your tag and card! Thanks for the videos too!

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  10. Cynde!! These projects are gorgeous! Your tag would look great as a tree ornament also. Your card is beautiful! Love the way you added details to the holly leaves. Thanks for the videos!

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  11. That village tag is awesome! I adore it!

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  12. I absolutely love tags and you made such a good one. I also really like the organizer thing you have your blending circle foam pads in. That is really nice. I may have to look for one for me now. Thank you for sharing your videos and cards.

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  13. The. Village tag is beautiful and I love the way you did the wreath card

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  14. Your tag is simply adorable and the card is fantastic! Thanks for the inspiration :)

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  15. awesome samples of the SOA products. can't wait to get one

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  16. pop of paper on the wreath is stunning

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  17. I love how you did the tag! It is so beautiful.

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  18. Cute, cute tag and STUNNING card and loved the video's on both! Thanks so much for all the great inspiration!! :0)

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  19. Love the wreath card - - love the video and various techniques you demonstrate. Gorgeous!

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  20. Oh my such lovely cards The wreath card is beautiful and the tag so wonderful

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  21. Love your work! the tag is awesome too.

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  22. Fabulous! Both are great ideas and so lovely.

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  23. OMGosh...I just love your card. Thanks for the video as I learned so much from it. The card is so gorgeous...so very pretty. The ornamental background stamp is beautiful and can be used in so many ways. The tag too is so cute, it's so pretty I'd put it on a card. I can just vision it getting torn off a package onto the floor and me scrambling to retrieve it after all the work I did on it. Lol at myself.

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  24. I love both your tag and your card. Such great ideas!

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  25. Stunning wreath card!! And I love that tag... thanks so much for the videos..

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  26. Oh wow..I am so excited ..... I am making tags now and can't wait to make one like yours..love it! And the card is just awesome!!!!

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  27. The tag and card are beautiful and inspiring in their designs. Thank you for sharing.

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  28. Stunning cards! Love the tag and it is always wonderful to get videos!

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  29. Cynde, both your projects are stunning! An extra thank you for also providing a video - very helpful! :) The joyful wreath card is beautiful, classy, & I can't wait to CASE it! Your tag has such depth in a very small space - amazing job! I appreciate the time it took you to create and then share these works of art.

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  30. That tag is so beautiful! I will be making some of those. And your wreath,to die for!

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  31. I don't usually make gift tags...but I will try my hand at it this year! Your Joy card is one of my favorites...I love the ways you used color!

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  32. Cynde, this is just gorgeous! Thanks for the inspiration, and for sharing the video!

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  33. Wow!! I love how you did the tag - very intricate and spectacular.

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  34. Your tag and card are absolutely stunning! Thank you so much for the videos showing your techniques and process! This is an amazing collection and you showed it off perfectly!

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  35. Your scene tag is so charming and I love that you left parts of the wreath white, it really lets the colored parts pop!

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  36. Your tag is pretty enough to hang on the tree! It could be a card to hang and enjoy all season long. Wonderful work.

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  37. These are awesome. Wonderfully done! So much attention to detail. :)

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  38. Oh - and I'm seeing these instagram images of some of the other things you've done with the collection. All so beautiful and amazing. That poinsettia that you hand colored - awesome!

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  39. Watched your video this morning. Loving the ideas and the cards you shared.

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  40. I love both of your projects, but the wreath is my favorite! Wow!!

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  41. You've got a new subscriber to your youtube channel (no pressure, lol) Loving your O Holy night creation....

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  42. LOVE LOVE LOVE what you did with these stamps...this is my favorite of all I have seen! Awesome cards!

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  43. Cynde,
    Love your card and especially the tag!
    Linda S

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  44. OMG the ink blended tag is gorgeous! Thank you for these fabulous ideas.

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  45. Love your cards, the tag is lovely and the wreath card is beautiful.

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  46. I love these cards so much! Thank you for sharing the second card technique! This collection is superb!

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  47. Your JOY card is simply stunning!!

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  48. Cynde, Love these. The tag is a gift ornament. Thanks for sharing.

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  49. I absolutely loved your style and your beautiful work!

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  50. Adding the village scene to your tag is brilliant! So sweet, and it could hang from the tree as an ornament, in and of itself. LOVE what you did with the wreath--subtle colouring and leaving the rest clean and white. Beautiful projects, Cynde!

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  51. Great gift tags, they are a work of art.

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  52. Gorgeous cards! I love your tutorial videos as well.

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  53. Love both cards! The wee Christmas village is adorable, and I love the use of the positive and negative colouring on the next card ... so unique and lovely!

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  54. Just beautiful cards here! Thanks for the videos too!

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  55. Cynde: Very stunning card and tag. I love the use of white for the village dies. Makes the tag look so peaceful and beautiful. Your wreath of white is over the moon. Absolutely stunning card. Thanks for sharing ;)

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  56. Wow! Your tag and card are awesome! Love the colors. That background stamp is so versatile.

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  57. Oh my your tage and card are striking. I LOVE the wreath card and how you did the colors.

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  58. I just love these! Wonderful work!

    ciocichar@aol.com

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  59. I just found your youtube videos - love them. You have a new subscriber! The card and tag made from the SOA kit makes me want to get one - thanks for a chance to win this.

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  60. So pretty. So excited about this SOA box.

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  61. What a beautiful tag you've created, love that scene.

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  62. That tag is simply amazing. I am in awe with all the talented people CP has in her world.

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  63. I love how you did the treatment of the ornamental background stamp! Fantastic! And the tag is so cute!

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  64. Absolutely stunning and so beautiful!!

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  65. Your cards are great, I like some of the techniques you have used, I’m definitely going to try them!

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  66. Thank you for the great videos, I learned a lot from you. Your tag and card are both beautiful.

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  67. Both the card and the tag are stunning. I can’t pick a favourite!

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  68. All your projects are beautiful

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  69. Absolutely stunning card and tag! What wonderful inspiration you have provided on this hop!

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  70. Thank you for sharing. Beautiful cards. The tag is absolutely gorgeous.

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  71. Love the tag with the little houses, just awesome!!! The wreath card is fabulous! Love the split color of the background for the wreath. Thanks for the videos and for sharing these great creations with us.

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  72. Love your cards. Thanks for sharing the videos.

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  73. Awesome designs! The little town is great.

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  74. Fun ideas and beautiful cards! Thanks so much for sharing!!

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  75. I loved your video. That teal with the background stamp is gorgeous.

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  76. LOVE your tag and card - both are so incredibly pretty!

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  77. Love love loved your cards! I like the wreath with just a few green leaves. Thank you for sharing!

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  78. Love, love, love your dimensional tag! Gorgeous!

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  79. Love the tag and the Joy card. Very pretty.

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  80. Love the cards. You have great technique ideas in your videos!

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  81. Such beautiful cards Cynde!! Love them!! :)

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  82. The tag is so pretty. I love the joy and wreath card. The green and white color contrast makes it pop. Beautiful!!!

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  83. I love the wreath card and I think your tag is just stunning!!!!!!!!

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  84. Love your cards and enjoyed the videos!

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  85. Fabulous card...and that tag is SOOOOOOOOOOO cool!

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  86. Love the tag with the winter scene.
    the card is fantastic too.
    thanks for sharing.

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  87. Excellent tag, excellent card! I learned a lot from your post!

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  88. Wow, absolutely beautiful. Hope I can get on tonight.

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  89. Beautiful, beautiful tag and card. My favorites so far. I have to sit out buying this time so hope I win! I need to CASE these!

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  90. Your tag is so cute and your wreath card is gorgeous! Thanks for the videos..........I loved watching your creative process.

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  91. Beautiful cards,! Love both of them, great inspiration!

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  92. Loved your tag and your card! Great videos with lots of instructions!

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  93. I am also in love with the background stamp and I love your use of the versamark on top of the colored panel. What a great look.

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  94. Really Like both projects and especially what you did with the wreath

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  95. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, both of these pieces of art. They are both so beautiful & I had a great time watching you make them. You are so talented. Great job!

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  96. thank you so much for sharing. Love having videos to see how they are done. Really like the color you used for the background on the second card.

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  97. Super gorgeous inspiration! I love the village dies!

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  98. I love both the card and the tag! The colors on the tag are fabulous!

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  99. Beautiful work, thanks for the inspiration!

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  100. Beautiful designs! The tag would have to be one of my favourite designs from all of the designers, the layers of the stamps, dies and colours work so well together, it is absolutely amazing!

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  101. I love the blues on that tag - just stunning!

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  102. Your tag is awesome! Love everything about it! The card is one of my very favorites from the hop. The wreath is stunning & I love the card design.

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  103. O M Geeeee! I don't know that I have the patience to put that much into a tag, but it is stunning. Seriously awesome!

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  104. I am just lovin' the inky sky on your tag

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  105. Fabulous wreath card and love the tag.

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  106. Wow your cards are incredible. Your videos are so informative. Thanks

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  107. Your creations are awesome, the tag is so gorgeous!!

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  108. I liked the inspiration from both your techniques. Thanks for helping me think outside the box!

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  109. YOU all are blowing me away with all these cards. Thanks for sharing

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  110. The wreath card is beautiful. I like the tag to.

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  111. pretty cards thanks for sharing and your video is very helpful

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  112. Beautiful card! Really love that dark teal & fun coloring on your wreath

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  113. Ok, your card is a perfect mix of color and class. Thanks for an example with the tag die as well.

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  114. I adore wreaths and JOY is my favorite Christmas word... superb!

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  115. Love Love Love! Both projects. Gorgeous!

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  116. Wow! Both cards are fabulous! The Aquatini with the red and green looks awesome and that tag is so wintry and beautiful.

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  117. Love both the beautiful tag and the fabulous card! You're right about that village being the perfect size! It has looked fantastic on both tags and cards! Your tag is just perfect! The card is elegant looking with that beautiful background and wreath! The joy die is a great font and loved how you stacked it and blended it. Thanks for sharing your creativity and talent!

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  118. Such a cute tag and loving the card a also

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  119. Your tag looks so sweet and fun and I love love love your card. Such an unexpected combination of products and colours. Swoon.

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  120. Love the tag. Your card reminds me of my aunts house when I was younger, but I really can't say why. I think it stands for home and coziness (is that a word?) and love at Christmas. TFS

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  121. I love that card! Such a creative way to use the materials.

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  122. Love your projects and the videos. They are both awesome. Great job.

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  123. OMG! That TAG! Stunning! Amazing cards! Amazing set!

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  124. TAG~tastic! such a beauty. Love the techniques combined on your beautiful wreath design.

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  125. Love your tag! Then the lovely card. Both so beautiful.

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  126. The tag is absolutely adorable - love it

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  127. Pretty pretty village on your tag, loving that shape, and your wreath card looks stunning with the partial inked background!

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  128. I really enjoyed both your videos. Both cards are elegant and amazing. Cheryl

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  129. beautifully designed cards - thanks for the ideas:)

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  130. I liked listening to your description of working on the tag with the tiny Winterhaven village on it. So cute! I would love to win this collection!

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  131. It just amazes me the uses of the tag die

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  132. Really awesome card and tag!! So fun!

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  133. Love your card and especially the tag!

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  134. Beautiful tag and card! The wreath die is a fave!

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  135. Your projects are outstanding!!! Thanks for the video too!

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  136. You did a fabulous job with these products. I really like the way you use the wreath die on the second one and the really stunning tag.

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  137. Your tag and card are both beautiful!!!!!!!!!!

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  138. Beautiful job at showcasing the great products of the SOA collection.

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  139. You are fiercely talented! Absolutelky love your card and tag designs! Amazing job!

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  140. Cynde! WOW! you are an amazing talent! My extreme thanks for designing with CP and the SOA Winterhaven Collection. You have blown my little cotton socks right off!

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  141. I can’t believe how many versions of this wreath the design team has come up with. Yours is beautiful! And so is the tag. Awesome work, TFS

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