Excellent Eggs with Hidden Surprise!

Excellent Eggs Easter Card that has a hidden surprise!

Curious? I would be too. This card started off as a simple easy card using Stampin’ Up!’s Excellent Eggs Bundle and the Easter Bunny Punch.

My brain must have had other ideas because one thought led to another and then 💥 things exploded into this:

This is card does have many layers to it so mailing it may be a bit tricky but it is a super fun card to give to anyone!

Let’s take a closer look.

You can see that the egg itself pulls out and behind it is another bunny with a special message.

Leaving the card as a standard card also provides a space for you to sign and personalize just as you would with any card!

You can also change the sentiments up a bit and use it a Birthday Card, Celebrate, Think of You or even Happy Spring!

This collage shows you the thickness of the card as well as how it looks with the egg in place and with it out.

It looks to a little complicated right? It’s not at all! It’s all in layers and using dimensionals to separate them and give them height.

The measurements are:

Lost Lagoon: 4-1/4” x 11” scored at 5-1/2” and 3” x 4”

Berry Burst: 4-3/16” x 5-7/16”

Pretty Peacock: 4-1/8” x 5-3/8”

Very Vanilla: 4” x 5-1/4”, 3” x 4” (x2), scrap pieces for 2 small egg cutouts and a small bunny

Masterfully Made DSP: 4” x 5-1/4”

There is a complete list of product used below or you can head on over to my store and check out all the fun Easter and Spring Items we have available.

Cut out a large egg from all the pieces of card stock and DSP using the 3” x 4” of the Lost Lagoon and only use one of the 3” x 4” Very Vanilla. Make sure the cut is where you want the placement to be for the egg. Set the negative space aside as we will use them to build the card base.

When I cut mine out, I used a pencil to mark the top and bottom of the egg die so I knew where to put it.

Punch out the Easter Bunny from all of the eggs and set them aside. Stamp a Bunny from the Easter Bunny set onto the Very Vanilla before punching. We will be using him later on.

Stamp the large egg onto the last 3” x 4” Very Vanilla. Also stamp the small bunny on a scrap piece. Color in the bunny and the background of the egg if you want. I used Lemon Lolly, Soft Sea Foam, Petal Pink and Smoky Slate Light Blends to do this.

Also stamp 3 or 4 of the medium eggs onto the bottom of the 4” x 5-1/4” using Lost Lagoon ink. As well as your sentiment in the center. Set that aside for later or you can attach it to the inside of the card base.

Cut out the Bunny, Large egg and 2 of the smaller egg. Keep the negative of the small egg, you will need them for the next step.

Color the negative pieces of the small eggs with the blends. I used some old Mica Powder to add a shine to the eggs, this is optional if you have it. You can really decorate them however you want.

Attach the large Very Vanilla, Lost Lagoon and Pretty Peacock eggs (int that order) together, lining up the punched out bunny with Stampin Dimensionals.

Attach one of the small eggs and their negatives to the right side of the stamped large egg with liquid glue. Then attach that as the final layer of the egg ornament.

Attach the small bunny inside the punched bunny with dimensionals.

If you want you can add the Berry Burst egg to the back of the egg to hide any blemishes or just leave as is.

Attach cardstock layers to together from top to bottom, Berry Burst, Pretty Peacock and the DSP with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Attach that to the card base also with dimensionals.

Carefully stamp a saying inside the egg, I used Lost Lagoon ink and the sentiment “An Easter Treat for You”. Attach the Very Vanilla bunny that you punched and stamped with liquid glue just below the sentiment.

Stamp “Happy Easter” on the small egg with all the negative pieces in place, with Lost Lagoon. Attach that to the upper right side of the card front with liquid glue.

Tie a piece of Linen Thread to the egg, wrapping it between layers to keep it somewhat hidden. Tie it off at the top to create a loop for hanging.

Place the egg inside the cut out on the card base.

Add in some Blooming Pearls and thats that!

I hope I  have given you  a little inspiration for something fun and unique for your Easter need. I am really happy with how this card turned out and super excited for you all to try it!

Join us tomorrow evening 6pm CST for Stamp It Group’s Easter Blog Hop where you can get even more fun inspiration and ideas!!

See you then!

Happy Stamping!!

 




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Stampin Group Spring Fling Blog Hop

Welcome to Stamp It Group’s Spring Fling Blog Hop!

I’m so excited for you to be here today with us! My name is Mikki Winebrenner and I have a super fun spring theme card for you today using Cutest Cows Bundle. 

Be sure you leave a comment below for a chance to win a Stampin’ Up Confetti Birthday Card Kit!

I was having a hard time coming up with anything spring. Here in Iowa it’s nice, warm and sunny with no snow, absolutely not normal for February! Still a bit skeptic that it will stay “Spring Like”.  But the birds are singing, no shoveling required and the dogs are happy to be outside playing.

Thinking on spring and being outside with the doggo’s I see new buds blooming here and there, some new grass attempting to come through and this gave me the idea of using the Cutest Cows Bundle for a spring theme. Spring is all about new life coming to bloom, which includes those adorable calf’s we see in the fields!

For this card all you need is:

Cutest Cows Bundle, Meandering Meadows 6”x6” DSP, Balmy Blue, Garden Green, Granny Apple Green Cardstock and Ink, Basic White Cardstock, Tuxedo Black Ink, Stampin Blends and Liquid Glue.

There is a full list of supplies below with links to the products.

Measurements for the paper are a little different than normal . The card I did is a bit larger then a standard, the good news there is you can use an A6 envelope if you don’t want to make one!

The measurements are:

Balmy Blue 8-1/2” x 11” Cardstock: 6-1/4” x 9” scored at 4-1/2”

DSP: 4-1/4” x 6” and scrap pieces for the lettering

Garden Green and Granny Apple Green 8-1/2” x 11” Cardstock: 3” x 6”

Basic White 8-1/2” x 11” Cardstock: 4-1/4” x 6” and scraps for the cows and sentiment.

I am very much a visual person and have the process of the card coming together here for you in a gallery so you can come back and reference it as you need to. I tried to give little details on what is happening in each picture.

I also included a couple of tips for you that I have found make things a little simpler.

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Hopefully I have inspired you today and gave you warm Spring thoughts!

I’ve really enjoyed “hopping” with you all!

Please make sure you leave a comment to be entered to win Stampin’ Up Confetti Birthday Card Kit

Congratulations to last months winner!

Hop onto each of the blogs  and leave comment there as well for more chances to win this super fun kit!

Happy Hopping!!



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Valentine Hop

Welcome to the Stamp It Group Valentines Day Blog Hop!

I’m so excited for you to be here today with us! My name is Mikki Winebrenner and I have a fun Valentine themed card for you today using Stampin’ Up Bee Mine Suite Collection.

Be sure you leave a comment below for a chance to win a Stampin’ Up Confetti Birthday Card Kit!

I decided to do a different type of card for my college students this year. My daughters roommates are all avid readers and I thought doing a little valentine for them that could also be used in other ways would be spot on for them.

Of course I cant just leave it at a cool card! I added in a square pillow box filled with goodies. These pillow boxes are a part of the Suite Collection or they can be purchased separately. They are super fun and the perfect size!


While the card looks a little complicated, it’s actually really simple. I think the hardest part I found was lining up the darn circles!!

For this card all you need is: Bee Mine Suite Collection, Daffodil Delight Cardstock and Ink, Sweet Sorbet Cardstock and Ink, Memento Black Ink, Vellum and Basic White Cardstock.

Measurements are:

Sweet Sorbet 8-1/2” x 11” Cardstock: 4-1/4” x 5-1/2”, 3-3/8” x 4-3/8” and 3” x 3”

DSP: 4” x 5-1/4” and 6”x6” – score at 3” to make 4 squares

Daffodil Delight 8-1/2” x 11” Cardstock: 4-1/4” x 6-1/2” – score @ 3-1/4”

Basic White 8-1/2” x 11” Cardstock: 3-1/8” x 4-1/8”

You will also need scraps of Daffodil Delight and Vellum Cardstock

I am not going to go into a lot of detail for how I made these. I am working on  a downloadable PDF for you with step by step instructions and a full supply list and photos!

I will be 100% transparent and say I actually forgot to take pictures as I was creating this card. I was a little to excited how it was all coming together! Whoopsies!! I am distracted easily by fun things 😂

The file will be uploaded later this evening for all of you!

I hope this card inspires you for a creative card idea for your Valentine!

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I’ve really enjoyed “hopping” with you all!

Please make sure you leave a comment to be entered to win Stampin’ Up Confetti Birthday Card Kit!

Congratulations to Last Months Winner!!

Hop onto each of the blogs  and leave comment there as well for more chances to win this super fun kit!

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Stamp It Group New Years Blog Hop

Welcome to the Stamp It Group New Years Blog Hop! 

I’m so excited for you to be here today with us! I have a fun New Years themed card for you today using up some of those scrap pieces of Specialty Paper.  

Be sure you leave a comment below for a chance to win a Stampin’ Up Confetti Birthday Card Kit! 

New Years is a special occasion for many of us. We stay up late and celebrate the end of one year and the beginning of a new year. At my house this usually consists of food, family and fun. And also wine! 


The Cheers to the Season Cling Stamp has a cute little wine glass that I thought would be perfect for a New Years card. I’m thinking this one will be for my daughter in the end! 


We will also be using 2 other stamp sets, Biggest Wish and More Wishes with this one as well. 


Some other products used are: VersaMark, Lost Lagoon Classic Stamp Pad, Blending Brush, Metallic Embossing Powder, Basic Embossing Powders, Heat Tool and Simply Elegant Trim. There is a complete list of all products below for you. 

Measurements for this card are:

Lost Lagoon 8-1/2” x 11” Cardstock: 4-1/4” x 11” , score at 5-1/2”; 2-1/2” x 4”

Basic White 8-1/2” x 11” Cardstock: 4” x 5-1/4”; 2-1/2” x 4”; 1” x 4-1/2” 

Snowflake Magic 12” x 12” Specialty Paper:4” x 5-1/4”; 3 scrap pieces between 1 & 3-3/4” and at least 5-1/4” long.  

Most of my Snowflake Magic paper was cut at odd angles which actually ended up working perfectly. You can however use straight edges if you want. 

I had a complete brain reboot while working on this card.  I completely forgot to catch photos of the first couple of steps 🤦‍♀️ Thankfully they are fairly simple steps! 

What is not photographed is: Stamp the wine glass onto the 2-1/2” Lost Lagoon with VersaMark. Add some Silver and White Embossing Powder to this and hit it with the heat tool. Next you will want to stamp another wine glass on the 2-1/2” Basic White with VersaMark and Lost Lagoon Stamp Pad . Cover this with Clear Embossing Powder and heat to set. 
Stamp “Happy New Years” onto the 1” White with both Versamark and Lost Lagoon Stamp Pad. Cover with Clear Embossing Powder and heat to set. I used both Biggest Wish and More Wishes cursive stamps for this. 

I added an extra piece of Snowflake Magic to the larger Basic White and attached that to the inside of the card.

There you have a simple but gorgeous New Years card! 

I hope this helps to inspire you for some fun cards for your New Years celebration! 

Make sure you drop a comment below for a chance to win Stampin’ Up! Confetti Birthday Card Kit. 

Congratulations to last months winner! 

 

Follow the links below for some more amazing New Years inspiration! 

Have a safe and happy New Year!! We will see you again in 2024! 

 

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12 Days of Christmas Projects!

I am very much behind the clock with my 12 Days of Christmas project for you all. We started on December 5 over on Facebook and Instagram. Life has been super chaotic and I haven’t had a chance to get them up here for you guys. I will correct this over the weekend!!

I will group these together in 3 day batches to make this simpler. I am working on a full Tutorial for all the projects. I am using a new program for that and it’s definitely been a learning curve but I’m slowly figuring it all out.

Lets dive straight into the first 3 days of our 12 Days of Christmas Projects!

Day 1 of our 12 Days Of Christmas Projects, I wanted to keep things simple for our first one. These luminaries are not only gorgeous but super simple to make and take very little materials.

Luminaries are actually a fun project in general, not just during the Christmas season but year round. You can customize these to whatever holiday, special occasion or favorite things (😉 snowflakes are my favorite!)

I was very excited how they turned out, especially the star one, that was a last minute lets try this idea! The manger scene is actually the negative of a die that I used as a stencil! I will have a tutorial for you on everything you need to know about this project, including how I did that silhouette!

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Day 2 of 12 Of Christmas Projects!
This second project is a simple hanging sign for your home or as a gift. There is a little story behind these, I wanted to do a simple hanging, as you can see they absolutely exploded 😂! (I posted these a little later then planned, time management sometimes is not my friend!)

They are fairly simple to create. The paper I used (Linen Specialty Paper )for both of these is sadly no longer available but you could use any of our gorgeous Designer Series Paper, or any of the specialties to create a backdrop for your design. I also used an actual stick that Miss Daisy helped me find in our yard (she was slightly offended that I brought it inside 🤣) as the hanger.

The NOEL hanging is shimmery and bright, perfect for the festive season. The Warm Wishes hanging is more winter, calm, peacefulness and warmth.

I was really wanting you guys to see how you can take any project you find, a pattern, and idea on Pinterest, something you want to CASE from me, you can change things up completely and make it yours!

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Day 3 of our 12 Days of Christmas Projects!

This project we are kicking  it back old school with just Stamps Ink and Paper and a few embellishments of course. Speaking of embellishments, please note there is a tiny red bow on the card front. I did that! Without the assistance of a fork! Its the little things sometimes 🙃

This card was fun to create. It’s nice to fall back to the basics, regroup your mind and inspiration.

General overview of this card, I used the Joy of Noel stamp set. I also used our Stampin’ Blends for the coloring.

This card would be super simple to create in large quantities. Simple yet elegant, just the way it should be.

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I had an awesome big brain moment and figured out how to share a link to the file for the tutorials! I truly need an adultier adult sometimes!

Here is the link to the file: 12 Days of Christmas Project Tutorials

As I get new ones completed the file will automatically update and I will let you know when that happens so you can grab it!

These tutorials are FREE, a gift from me to you for the holidays and hopefully future special occasions!

I will get the rest of the projects uploaded here hopefully tomorrow!

Happy Stamping!!

Stamp It Group Christmas Holiday Blog Hop

Thank you for joining me today for our Christmas Holiday Blog Hop! I am excited to have you here!

My name is Mikki Winebrenner and today I have a fun and simple Christmas card for you using Stampin Up Christmas Tiding Embossing Folder. 

Christmas is my favorite time of year. I love the colors, smells, family and pretty much everything about it! Especially the snow!! I also know all too well how busy this time of year is. 

For our card today I wanted to keep things as simple as possible. Anything to make things a little easier to help spread the Christmas Cheer. 

For this card all you need is: Basic White and Cherry Cobbler Cardstock, Ribbon, Craft White Stamp Pad and your Stampin’ Cut and Emboss Machine. 

Lets dive in!

Measurements are: 

Real Red 8-1/2” x 11” Cardstock: 4-1/4” x 11”, 3-1/2” x 5”

Basic White 8-1/2” x 11” Cardstock: 3-5/8” x 5-1/8”, 4” x 5-1/4”

Super simple but festive and fun. You could easily change up the colors to any combination you want and even add different embellishments to give it bright colors. 

I hope this helps to inspire you for some super simple cards for your holiday needs!

Make sure you drop a comment below for a chance to win Stampin’ Up! Forever Friends Kit. 

Congratulations to last months winner!

Follow the links below for some more amazing Christmas inspiration! 

Happy Holidays!

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Stamp It Group Halloween & Fall Blog Hop

Welcome everyone to the Stamp It Group Halloween and Fall Blog Hop!! My name is Mikki and I am super excited to have you all here today!

Please leave a comment below in the comment section to have your name entered into this months giveaway of a Birthday Card Kit!

Most people who know me know that I am not a fan of Halloween 🎃. I would much rather be setting up my Christmas Tree than watching anything spooky. Now my kids and sister LOVE Halloween. I’m not sure where I went wrong with them 😂 

We had a choice of doing Fall theme for this hop but I decided to take myself out of my comfort zone and try to use what I had on hand to create a spooky Halloween Card. I think I succeeded! Boy does this card have a cool feature to it too! 

Lets dive right into it!!

You can see from the photo that we are using 1 retired product. The Wicked Dies from I believe 2020. I only have a handful of Halloween anything and this die just happens to be one I purchased for my sisters Hallowedding. You can easily replace the sentiment “Wicked” with anything you want. 

Paper Dimensions are pretty basic, nothing fancy. 

Basic Black Cardstock base: 5-1/2” x 8-1/2” scored at 4-1/4”

Coastal Cabana Cardstock : 5-1/2” x 4-1/4”

Basic Black Cardstock: 5-1/2” x 4-1/4”

Basic White Cardstock: 5-1/4” x 4”

You will also need a scrap piece of White Cardstock for the moon.  I do have a full list of products used below with links to them in my store. 

This card has a lot of little details but stay with me. It will be worth it. I promise! Normally I would a printable PDF for you but due to time constraints and family obligations I have not created one yet. I can most definitely get one up later on if you all want it to refer to later!!

Step by Step on how I created this beauty: 

I want to add a quick note here about the ink choices. You have to use a StazOn or alcohol based ink for the black color. If you do not, when you use the regular colors such as the Coastal Cabana, the black will just transfer into the brush and discolor everything!

Cut our the Aspen Tree Die onto the 5-1/2” x 4-1/4” Basic Black piece. Someone forgot to photograph the cutting process, but we’re gonna skip over those facts 🤣 I would also advise cutting 2 of these. You’re gonna need a mask later on. 

For the sentiment, I cut out the Wicked die on the 6” x 6” Glow In the Dark Specialty paper that is in our current Mini Catalog. 

I placed it onto the card front with dimensionals to add a little pop to it. 

For the final reveal!!! Does it glow??

Of course it glows in the dark on a Wicked Spooky Night!!!

Now I went bonkers with the way this turned out and created 3 different cards in 3 different colors because why not make more experiments! **Insert Stitch evil laugh here**

I surprised myself and am very pleased that the experiments where successfully brought to life!!

These were a lot of fun to make!

Real Red, Coastal Cabana and Lemon Lime Twist
Are the sooOOoo Cool or what??!!!!

While editing the photos, my brain went “WAAIIT… Can the moon glow too?” Well, once the idea was in my head of course I had to try it!!

The moon can definitely GLOW bright on a “Wicked” night! Use StazOn for the moon stamp on the Glow in the Dark Paper to prevent smudges!

I hope this crazy adventure of mine has helped inspire you! I have learned that the power of creativity is a beautiful thing! It allows you to take what you have and create something unique and totally different!! 

Don’t forget to leave a comment below to be entered into this months giveaway of a Birthday Card Kit! What a fun little kit this is too!!

Congratulations to last months Winner!!

Follow the links below to continue this journey of inspiration for Spooky and Gorgeous ideas!! Be sure to leave a comment on all the blogs you visit! Each comment gives you a chance to win!

Happy Halloween Everyone!!

 

 

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Fall blog hop

Welcome to Stamp It Group Fall Blog Hop!

Thank you for joining me today as we begin to welcome Fall! I am excited to have you here!

My name is Mikki Winebrenner and today I have a fun and simple fall themed card for you using Stampin Up!  Abundant Beauty Decorative Masks. These masks will make their big debut September 6th, 2023 in the new Mini Catalog. 

Fall is one of my favorite seasons. When I think fall one thing that comes to mind is our big Sunflower Festival. I love walking through the sunflower fields and seeing them in full bloom. They are just absolutely gorgeous!

In the Abundant Beauty Decorative Masks there is a 4 part sunflower that I thought would be perfect not only for the sunflower card but as a way for you to see these masks in action! 

I will cover the process of how I used the masks for this card but the rest of the details on putting the card together can be found in the full printable PDF available for your use at a later date as well as a full product list with links below.

To begin with the card you will need Basic White Cardstock and Daffodil Delight Cardstock.

Cutting & Scoring:

Basic White 8-1/2” x 11” Cardstock : 5-1/2” x 8-1/2” scored at 4-1/4”

Basic White 8-1/2” x 11” Cardstock : 4” x 5-1/4”

Daffodil Delight  8-1/2” x 11” Cardstock: 4-1/8” x 5-3/8” and 4” x 2”

After cutting out the sentiment and attaching the card front together we are done!

A quick tip on the masks, especially this set of 4 with the sunflowers. There is a notch in the upper left hand corner for you to mark and be able to line up the layers flawlessly. They’re also numbered which was brilliant! Thank You concept artists for that little detail!

The photo above is a sample I did when playing  around to see how the layout worked. The beautiful thing here is you can move those masks around on your paper to create different designs each time. This was how I created that background paper as well as the inside of the card. 

I hope this card inspires you for not only a fall card idea. Below is the full PDF download for you to check out any time. 

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Fall Blog Hop – Abundant Beauty Sunflower Card

I hope you enjoyed my project! I’ve really enjoyed “hopping” with you all!

Please make sure you leave a comment to be entered to win Stampin’ Up Confetti Birthday Card Kit!

Congratulations to last months winner:

Visit each of the blogs on this hop and comment on them as well for more chances to win!

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Stamp It Group Christmas in July

Welcome to Stamp It Group Christmas In July Blog Hop!

Thank you for joining me today for our Christmas celebration! I am excited to have you here!

My name is Mikki Winebrenner and today I have a fun and simple Holiday card for you using Stampin Up Merry Melody 3D Embossing Folder. 

I love Christmas, it’s by far my favorite time of the year. I must ask one question… Can I put my decorations out now??

For our card today I wanted to keep things as simple as possible. Simple and elegant to offset that sudden realization that Christmas is only 6 months away!

I did not take step by step photos this time so I will give you a run down of the paper sizes. I have a full printable PDF available for your use at a later date as well as a full product list with links below. 

Cutting & Scoring:

Basic White 8-1/2” x 11” Cardstock : 5-1/2” x 8-1/2” scored at 4-1/4” 

Basic White 8-1/2” x 11” Cardstock : 3-1/2” x 4-3/4”, scrap piece for sentiment

Real Red 8-1/2” x 11” Cardstock: 3-3/4” x 5”

As I said, this card is super simple to make with minimal stamping required making this a great idea for mass production. 

  

 

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Christmas in July Blog Hop – Stamp It Group

I hope you enjoyed my project! I’ve really enjoyed “hopping” with you all!

Please make sure you leave a comment to be entered to win Stampin’ Up Confetti Birthday Card Kit!

Visit each of the blogs on this hop and comment on them as well for more chances to win!!

Congratulations to last months winner!!

Head on over to the next blog by clicking “Next Blog” below to find more Holiday Themed card creations!

Happy Hopping!!

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Summer Fun Blog Hop

Welcome to Stamp It Group Summer Fun Blog Hop!

I’m super excited to have you all here on my new blog! Today I have a very fun and very summery card for you using Stampin’ Up!’s Playing in the Rain Stamp Set. 

What says summer more than a delicious piece of ice cold watermelon? This is a hot commodity at my house especially on these hot summer days and definitely popular during our 4th of July festivities! My kids, myself, and even my dogs love to enjoy a piece of this deliciousness all summer long!

This was my inspiration for this card and as we do not technically have any watermelon type sets, I got creative. The seeds you see are actually rain drops from the Playing in the Rain Set!

Let me give you a little more detail on this card. There is a full PDF below for you to download with all the measurements and products used as wall as instructions for this card. 

And there you have it! I simple yet adorable Summer time card to share with your friends and loved ones! 

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Summer Fun Blog Hop

Thank You for joining me today! I hope I have inspired you into making some fun creative summer cards!

Don’t forget to leave a comment below to be entered in the Stamp It Blog Hop Giveaway : Confetti Birthday Card Kit!

Congratulations to last months winner!

Happy Hopping!!

 

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