Monday, April 16, 2012

If love was water...

I'd give you the sea!  Isn't that an adorable saying?!
Speaking of giving. . .  be sure to read all the way to the bottom, down below the supply list for a fun giveaway!

Now, back to the card. . .

I can't wait to show you how to create this 'under the sea' card that I created using my Sizzix eclips and SVG Cuts files!

I love when you open it and and the card totally comes to life thanks to the Sizzix scalloped circle pop up die!  If you'd like to try and make one, I will show you some tips and tricks to create it!


First, you will want to cut a 7x5 card base. I like to use my eclips to cut my card bases quickly and easily instead of using a paper trimmer. I am a BIG time digital die cutter, so the eclips is always out and ready to go.  My paper trimmer is usually buried somewhere!

You can easily open the basic shapes window in the eCal software, and size a rectangle to your desired card size.  A little tip when resizing, you will most likely want to UNCHECK the 'keep proportions' box! Set width and size, then cut!  

For this card, I cut one rectangle at 10x7and folded in half. Then I cut the 'waves' pattern at 5x7 for the front.  After I adhered the waves, I rounded the corners.


Die cut the scalloped pop up. Position in the center on the card like so.

To decorate the front of the card you will need to make the following cuts with your eclipse machine and the SVG Cuts:
  • Tropical Friends: Turtle - 1.50"w and Clown fish - 1.50"w
  • SVG Cuts Scalloped Shapes: L-Frame - 2.50"w

To cut the layered elements on this card,  open all the files for the piece (the turtle is shown here) to create the element and spread them out on the mat like shown above. 


Trim your paper to fit in the areas of the mat that the eclips will cut.  When I have my files layed out on my mat how I like, I then stick my paper pieces to the mat in the same places.  All those pieces will make up that cute little turtle! 

When the eclips is done working it's magic, you will have perfectly cut die cuts! All those pieces will make up that cute little turtle! 

Open the L-frame.svg file from SVG Cuts. It will look like the image above.  Re-size the image to 2.50"w.  Cut the image from the yellow print paper and pink print paper for the 'frames'.  For the 'windows' on the cover you will need to do a little 'breaking apart' in eCal. 

Now, you will right click the scalloped shape and select 'break apart' as shown above. The image will become two pieces. You will use the CIRCLE only. You can delete the scalloped circle.  Cut the circle to make yourself two 'backing' pieces in the teal chevron print. This will fit nicely behind the scalloped frames you just cut!

Adhere fish/turtle to the teal chevron circle. I also used my Epiphany Crafts tools to make 'bubbles'. Adhere circles in place to the front of your card.  Use adhesive foam to adhere the scalloped circle frame over the teal chevron circles. I added some acetate to mine to create a fun 'window' look. Embellish the front of the card with more round epoxy shapes, buttons, twine, paper tape and stamp sentiment.

For the inside of the card add additional elements to the pop up die you already have in place.  Here are the sizes I cut the remainder of the SVG Cuts Tropical Friends files to:
  • Seaweed - 1.033w and .870w
  • Coral 1 - 1.78w
  • Coral 2 - 1.245w
  • Seahorse - .75w
  • Starfish - 1.00w
  • Dolphin 1 - 2.474w
  • Frond - .50" w and .85" wide

Lastly, we will cut the cute little flowers. You can find this flower in your Basic Shapes library.  Size the flowers to 1.00"w.

Cut several in different patterns and string them through twine and adhere them to your card! There you go! All done!

I hope you've enjoyed this card and learning a bit about the eclips! It's an amazing machine that cuts VERY well! I just love it!

Until next time!

PS. Don't forget, there is a giveaway down below!

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misc: optional acetate sheet

Prize pack giveaway!
For the next two weeks, Sizzix and Glue Dots have teamed up to bring you 10 prize packs.  Each day (Monday through Friday) for the next two weeks, we will give away one prize pack a day!

Entering to win each day is super easy!  We have 4 (four) chances for you to enter! 

Here's how:
Complete one or more of the items below to be entered. The more items you complete, the more times you'll be entered! 

1. Follow Sizzix and Glue Dots on Twitter
2. RT Sizzix's Tweets about this giveaway
3. "Like" Glue Dots and Sizzix on Facebook.
4. Visit Glue Dot's blog and leave them a comment.

Finally, come back here and leave a comment on this blog below telling us how you’ve entered (i.e. Liked us on Facebook, followed us on Twitter, etc.)  If you already follow us or Like us, that is ok, just leave a comment telling us that you already follow and/or Like us.  Leave a separate comment for each step.  Each comment will be counted once so if you do three things leave three comments.  

We will select one winner each day.  The names of all five winners from this week will be posted next Monday when round two of the giveaway starts.

Good luck!
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171 comments:

  1. OH my what a giveaway! This is great! Thanks for a chance to enter.
    I already *like* Glue Dots!

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  2. Thanks so much to Sizzix and Glue Dots for a chance to win! I already *like* Sizzix ... love the card!

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  3. This card is so sweet! Love the little scenes you created both on the inside and on the outside Tamara. Very happy colours too! TFS!

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  4. Back again ... left my comment on Glue Dots blog! Thanks so much for a chance to enter this fabulous giveaway!

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  5. Спасибо за шанс, не хочу его упустить! Ведь чудеса в жизни бывают! Sizzix и Glue Dots всегда верные помощники!

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  6. Love both of your company's products and use them almost daily. I left a comment on the Glue Dot's blog. Sorry I am not on Facebook or Twitter but do follow with GFC.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  7. Hi! I followed Sizzix and Glue Dots on Twitter.

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  8. I also RTed Sizzix's Tweet about this giveaway and in the process learned what a RT is!

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  9. I "Liked" Glue Dots and Sizzix on Facebook.

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  10. Awesome card and great giveaway. I already like Sizzix but liked Glue dots as well.

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  11. I Visited Glue Dot's blog and left them a comment. Thanks for this opportunity!

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  12. I also left a comment on glue dots blog.

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  13. I CANNOT TELL YOU HOW HAPPY I AM: I ALREADY LIKE SIZZIX ON FACE BOOK THATS HOW I COME ACROSS THIS PROMOTION, so i am now following on twitter sizzix and glue dots by the name top50cardmaking, i RT sizzix tweets, i liked glue dots on facebook,i went to the glue dots blog and left them not 1 but 3 comments in a row.

    Then i came back here to let you all know that i absolutely love my sizzix big shot and die's and use them on every card and i just loved glue dots when i purchased them from stampin up but they no longer sell them and i cannot find a stockist in australia and would be honoured to be that stockist to sell them in Australia, so that i never run out of my glue dots ever again. I just love them.

    OH PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PICK ME, SO I CAN GO DOTTY WITH MY GLUE DOTS PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE>3, <3, <3,<3. :), :),

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  14. I like both Sizzix and Glue Dots on facebook!

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  15. I have been to Glue Dots blog and left a comment. Thank you Sizzix for teaming up with Glue Dots.

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  16. That is a lovely card. I like it so much!!! ;)

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  17. What a awesome card, it would be so fun for a kid to receive. Looks like alot of work, but would be a great way to do it if you were making multiples.
    Also left a comment on the Glue Dots blog.

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  18. I have followed you on Facebook as well as Glue Dots, love the cards, love your products!

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  19. wow what a great giveaway I have followed u on facebook, Glue dots. sizzix US. liked thanks for the chance to win
    abbraddock@msn.com

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  20. Iam following on Twitter
    thanks for the chance to win cool giveaway.
    abbraddock@msn.com
    Twitter.com/Tupperlady4

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  21. I have just followed on facebook. I love using Sizzix and glue dots! Carol M in TX/carolswingster77@aol.com

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  22. Great giveaway! I already follow your blog, and just "liked" both you and glue dots on facebook!

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  23. I just retweeted the first tweet, and I'll keep checking back too.

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  24. And I'm off to leave a comment at Glue Dots :)

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  25. Just followed on both Sizzix and Glue Dots!

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  26. Just retweeted the first tweet (actually, I don't know what this means, but if I did, I would! :-)

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  27. I have liked Glue Dots and already liked Sizzix (Eclips owner!)

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  28. I Love both products and use them all the time. I'm following and liking ! :-)

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  29. Left a comment at Glue Dots!

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  30. I liked glue dots and sizzix on facebook and left a comment on glue dots blog.. thanks for the chance to win such wonderful items!

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  31. Like Glue Dots and Sizzix on facebook.

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  32. Follow both Glue Dots and Sizzix on Twitter. @nickaroni

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  33. I left a comment at Glue Dots. Thanks for a chance to win! I love your card, it's adorable.

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  34. following both...thanks for the chance to win...I so love that amazing project...what a fun scene you have created...cute..

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  35. i don't twitter, but i am leaving a comment on the blog.

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  36. Completed all five!
    1. Follow Sizzix and Glue Dots on Twitter
    2. RT Sizzix's Tweets about this giveaway
    3. "Like" Glue Dots and Sizzix on Facebook.
    4. Visit Glue Dot's blog and leave them a comment.
    5. comment sizzix blog

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  37. Follow both Sizix and Glue Dots on Facebook!

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  38. i did all 4 for a chance to win. thanks!
    Sue G
    buzzbrian@aol.com

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  39. I like Sizzix on Facebook, welllll actually LOVE!

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  40. I have liked Glue Dots on Facebook too :)

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  41. I have visited Glue Dots Blog, love what I see and left them a comment :)

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  42. just have to tell you...today's card is AWEsome!

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  43. Sizzix and Glue Dots.....what a wonderful combination

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  44. Already liked you on FB now following you on Twitter and Glue Dots

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  45. I already like Glue Dots~ nice giveaway! Carol M in TX/carolswingster77@aol.com

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  46. Like you both. But I have a confession I'd rather click on the LOVE button if Facebook had one!

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  47. Hit like on Sizzix ! Carol M in TX/carolswingster77@aol.com

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  48. Great give away!! I already follow Sizzix on Twitter and Facebook. I've retweeted your post and am following Glue Dots. Can't craft without glue dots!!

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  49. Liked you on Facebook (Sizzix and Glue Dots)

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  50. I follow Sizzix and Glue dots on twitter (buckeyecub).
    http://digipage-blog.everything-digital-scrapbooking.com/

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  51. I RT the giveaway (buckeyecub) http://digipage-blog.everything-digital-scrapbooking.com

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  52. Already liked you on cb and now glue dots as well. Follow both on Twitter and retweeted and left a comment!

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  53. I Follow Sizzix and Glue Dots on Twitter
    @DonnaOneil

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  54. like you on fb and gluedots also
    i am a follower on both blogs and also have become a follower on twitter
    thanks for the chance
    have a great day

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  55. What a gorgeous card Tamara! I love it!

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  56. I liked both on Facebook. Wish I know how to do Twitter. :)
    Thank you for the giveaways!

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  57. I absoulutely love both products. I like Glue Dots and Sizzix on FB. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  58. I followed Sizzix & Glue Dots on Twitter.

    Marilyn

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  59. I Liked Sizzix & Glue Dots on Facebook.

    Marilyn

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  60. I left a comment on Glue Dot's blog page.

    Marilyn

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  61. I left a comment on GlueDots page.

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  62. I "Like" Glue Dots and Sizzix on Facebook.

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  63. For those of us not lucky enough to own an eclips yet...does Sizzix sell a die with that scalloped circle?
    LOVE this card inspiration! Love Sizzix on FB!

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  64. I already "liked" you on facebook!

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  65. and now i "like" GlueDots on Facebook too!

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  66. plus i left a comment on the GlueDots blog.

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  67. i retweeted!
    sue g
    buzzbrian@aol.com

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  68. i "like" gluedots and sizzix
    sue g
    buzzbrian@aol.com

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  69. This is fun. I already "like" Glue Dots and Sizzix.

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  70. I already like you on FB and now I liked the Glue Dots :)

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  71. Shortly will like Sizzix in addition to Glue Dots. Also posted on Glue Dots site. Don't tweet :o

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  72. I liked Sizzix and Glue Dots on FB. (I was already a GD fan).

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  73. This is a great giveaway! I like both Sizzix and Glue Dots on facebook and I left a comment on the Glue Dots Blog!

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  74. I follow Gle Dots on Twitter.

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  75. I follow Sizzix on Twitter.

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  76. I RT Sizzix's Tweets about this giveaway!

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  77. I already liked Glue Dots on FB

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  78. I already liked Sizzix on FB too. :)

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  79. liked glue dots on facebook, sizzix I have already been a follower

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  80. left a comment on glue dots blog

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  81. I commented on the Glue Dots blog!

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  82. Love love these products they are two of the main stays in my craft room when making paper crafts. Would love to win some free product.

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  83. Love both product lines, "liked both on Facebook, and left a comment on the Glue Dots blog. What a fun little give-away!

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  84. What a wonderful giveaway! Thank you so much for the opportunity to win some awesome goodies!
    Http://craftychelle.blogspot.com
    Chronic (dot) chelle (at) gmail (dot) com

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  85. I already am a fb fan of Sizzix
    Http://craftychelle.blogspot.com
    Chronic (dot) chelle (at) gmail (dot) com

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  86. I'm already a fb fan of Glue Dots.
    Http://craftychelle.blogspot.com
    Chronic (dot) chelle (at) gmail (dot) com

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  87. I now follow @Sizzix_US and @GLUEDOTS (@cmouse01)

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  88. I already follow Sizzix on Twitter. I'm @broknwing on twitter.

    Http://craftychelle.blogspot.com
    Chronic (dot) chelle (at) gmail (dot) com

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  89. what a giveaway. Thanks I liked you on facebook and glue dots

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  90. What a great tutorial! Tamara rocks at everything she does! This card is super cute and love all the pics she's provided for us! Like both Sizzix and Glue Dots on FB :)

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  91. Great card! I already like you & GlueDots on FB :)

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  92. I went over & left a comment on GlueDots blog.

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  93. Love the card I love my Sizzix!!!! Glue Dots are the only way to go!

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  94. I am so glad to have found this blog as I was putting my Vagabond picture up. I liked both you and Glue Dots on FB. Thanks for the opportunity to win. I only have 2 dies for my VB and can't wait to save up for more!!

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  95. I'm a fan of Sizzix and Glue Dots on FB!

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  96. I left a comment on the GD blog. Love the card!

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  97. I liked your facebook page. thanks for the chance to win

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  98. I have left comments and liked Glue dots. thanks for the chance to win.

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  99. I love glue dots left comment on face book

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  100. I like Glue Dots on Facebook. Sizzix was already on my like list!

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  101. Adore the card. However, I don't Twitter or Tweet or use Facebook. Just do the blog thing. Still, I LOVE SIZZIX and I LOVE Gluedots! Couldn't live without either one!!!
    - DebbieK

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  102. I already like Sizzix on FB, and liked Glue Dots there today! Left a love note on the Glue Dots blog, too. I don't twitter!

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  103. I am already a follower and was happy to visit the Glue Dots site!

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  104. I am a new follower of sizzix and gluedots on twitter
    @Luannepang

    -Luanne

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  105. I am following Both Sizzix and Glue Dots on Twitter

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  106. retweet sizzix tweet
    https://twitter.com/#!/Sizzix_US/status/191906099220320259

    ~Luanne

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  107. Am already a fan of sizzix and gluedots on facebook.
    FB: Luanne Pang

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  108. I was already following Sizzix and am now following Glue Dots.

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  109. I RT Sizzix's tweet about this.

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  110. commented on Glue Dot's blog

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  111. I had already liked Sizzix and have liked Glue Dots also.

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  112. I visited Glue Dots blog and left a comment.

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  113. I think I retweeted it on Twitter...

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  114. I followed both Twitter accounts.

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  115. I posted on Glue Dots blog. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  116. I posted on Glue Dots and sizzix. I have previously likes both sites!

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  117. What a great project Tamara shared with us today! She rocks! For the giveaway - I liked both companies on FB.

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  118. I "liked" them both on FB. I so don't tweet.......LOL.

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  119. What a great card!! I "like" both on fb and commented on Glue Dots blog. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  120. Liked you both on facebook and left comments at both blogs. I don't tweet so can't do that one.

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  121. I follow Sizzix and Glue Dots on FB!

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  122. I follow Sizzix and Glue Dots on Twitter, too!

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  123. I retweeted Sizzix's tweet about this giveaway! @KrisWhittaker

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  124. I left a comment on the Glue Dots blog! Thanks to you both for this awesome giveaway!

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  125. I follow glue dots and sizzix on facebook

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  126. I liked Sissix and glue dots on Facebook!

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  127. I commented on Glue Dots blog!

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  128. I 'liked" Sizzix before there was even a Facebook to "like" Sizzix on!

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  129. I liked Glue Dots and Sizzix on Facebook, and Followed both on Twitter, also Retweeted! I visited the Glue Dots blog, followed and commented! Did it all!

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  130. I liked Glue Dots and Sizzix on Facebook! Great giveaway!

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  131. I left a comment on Glue Dots Blog!

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  132. Don't tweet, but did like Glue Dots on Facebook. Did the rest too, will leave separate comments. What fun.

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  133. Liked Sizzix on Facebook. Loving this.

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  134. Left comment at Glue Dots blog. Or tried too, the circle is still spinning. Lots of fun.

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  135. Ohhh, now I have to have one of those pop up dies. Very cute idea for the line of flowers! Love that.

    Liked on Facebook and heading over to comment on Dots.
    Laura inPickeing

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  136. I'm following both Sizzix and Glue Dots on Twitter as @pbutterflake and I will retweet. Thanks for the opportunity to win these treats.

    Blessings,
    Barb (Mrs Miles)

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  137. Wow what a super cute card. TFS and for the giveaway.

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  138. I left comments on Glue dots blog. Thanks.

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  139. Wow, this is awesome since I love you both! Oh, and the card is adorable!! The card is so cute!!

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  140. Oh, I retweeted both the Sizzix and Glue Dots tweets to all of my followers!

    Thank you,

    Renee craftymom123

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  141. Oh, and I left a comment at the Glue Dots blog, too!!

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  142. Love my Sizzix die and die cuts. Thanks for 2 weeks of fun and giveaways. Already a Fan of you both.

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  143. Such a cute card. Love all the fun creatures and plant life.

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  144. I commented on the Glue Dots blog.

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  145. Thanks. I commented on the glue dots blog.
    marilyn2222 @ hotmail.com
    follower

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  146. Tamara, AMAZING post! You are such an electric die-cutting genius! I'm hoping to learn all that you know through osmosis ;) Thanks for sharing your talents with us :)

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  147. I "liked" glue dots. Already "like" Sizzix. Thanks.

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  148. I liked Glue Dots and Sizzix on facebook.

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  149. I also commented on each facebook page.

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  150. Left a message on Glue Dots blog.

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  151. It is, indeed, a "cute saying," but the GRAMMAR IS INCORRECT. It should read: "If love WERE water, I'd give you the sea. Hopefully you will correct the stamp, then I will purchase it and use it many, many times on cards for my family and friends. Because it is a lovely sentiment.

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