Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Pop-Up Tag!

Ever since I received the Scallop Pop-Up die by Karen Burniston, I've been more than a little obsessed with it. I have loved interactive cards since I was a kid, there is just something fascinating about them! When I was tidying up my work table recently, I spotted a tag and the wheels started turning...

Why not make a pop-up tag?! By combining the pop-up die with Tim Holtz' Tag and Bookplates die, you can elevate a simple file folder to a fantastic, one-of-a-kind interactive tag. I hope you enjoy this tutorial and are inspired to make your own!

Begin by cutting a strip from a manila file folder just a bit wider than the tag shape on the die. Don't worry about the length - if it's a standard size file folder it will be long enough.

Next, place the piece over the tag opening on the die, making sure your piece covers the entire tag area. Align the folded portion with the top of the tag and then slide it down about 1/16th of an inch from the edge. You want this fold to stay intact while die-cutting. To keep it from shifting, you can hold it in place with a little strip of Tissue Tape. Die-cut using desired machine.

Ta da! You've just cut a folded tag. How easy was that? Now we can get to the fun part!

Open the tag and insert it into the Texture Fade as shown. Emboss it, then slide the folder down and emboss the bottom half.

Using desired inks, color the front of your tag.

Open tag and ink the top and bottom portions. Stamp the bottom portion with Jet Black Archival ink using the Clockwork stamp from the Stampers Anonymous Remnants set. Set tag aside.

Now, we're going to make a little embossed label for the front. Die-cut a piece of chipboard using the Mini Baroque Movers and Shapers die with the Movers and Shapers Base Tray.

Using scissors or a paper trimmer, cut the ends off as shown.

Ink piece using Brushed Corduroy Distress ink. Use a heat gun to completely dry the ink.

Next, stamp sentiment using Black Soot Distress ink. Cover with black embossing powder, tap off excess, and emboss with heat tool. Let cool.

When cool, cover entire surface with Distress Embossing Ink.

Cover inked piece with Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel (UTEE). You don't need a small mountain like I have here - I got a little carried away taking my 'action' shot. ;-)

Tap off excess powder and melt using heat tool. Be very careful! UTEE gets very hot and can burn you! If desired, you can add another layer of UTEE by applying more ink to the cooled piece and repeating the process. When finished, set aside to cool.

Now let's make a little foil trim! Take a strip of cardstock and cover with foil tape. Using the Vintage Lace die, cut two strips the width of the tag. To save on foil, I try to cut my pieces down to the size of the lace shape I want. You can use a larger piece if desired.

Adhere the sentiment piece to the front of the tag using a strong adhesive. Glue a Pen Nib to the bottom of the label. Place a piece of Tissue Tape along the bottom of the tag. Attach the foil piece on top as shown. Screw a Hitch Fastener to the center (this photo shows the fastener sitting on the tag, before I attached it). To cover the hole at the top, cut a reinforcer from chipboard using the Tag and Bookplates die. Ink and emboss with UTEE and then adhere.

Now it's time to work on the inside of our tag. Using Jet Black Archival ink, stamp subway sign image onto white cardstock and trim. Ink with Brushed Corduroy Distress ink.

Using the Scallop Pop-Up die, cut one piece from acetate.

Adhere the stamped panel to the top inside of the tag. Following the directions here, fold the pop-up piece and adhere to the tag as shown. The pop-up piece is a little larger than the tag, so you will have to trim off the sides just a bit.

Cut a length of black elastic cording and attach to the bottom back of the tag using the Tiny Attacher. This will be your closure.

Stamp the sentiment as shown, and adhere the foil trim to the bottom, covering the staples from the other side.

We're almost done! Yay! Using Jet Black Archival ink, stamp hot air balloon onto watercolor paper.

Trim closely and color using Distress Reinkers and a water brush.

Using a strong adhesive tape, attach the balloon to the upper tab of the pop-up. Make sure you test fit this first! You want to make sure the top of the balloon doesn't extend past the bottom of the tag when it's closed. I had to cut off the top point of the balloon and the little sandbags to get it to fit properly.

Finally, stamp the air mail image and attach it to the bottom tab. That's it! You're done! How fun was that?

Close your tag and secure by hooking the elastic around the Hitch Fastener. Now it's ready to give to someone special! There are infinite ways you could customize this tag - different images, sentiments, etc. You could even use it as a gift card holder by attaching one to the bottom or top tab. 

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial. Don't blame me if you become just a bit obsessed and start dreaming of pop-ups - they're too much fun!

Shelly

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misc. supplies: Chipboard, Manila File Folder, Watercolor Paper, Acetate, Elastic Cording



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!

Our winner for Tuesday was Carmen Nuland!  Congratulations Carmen!
    1. I retweeted a Sizzix tweet (@cmouse01)
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.

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108 comments:

  1. What a fabulous give away! I've retweeted and I already like Sizzix and Glue Dots on Facebook and Twitter :-)

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  2. Shelly I am one of your biggest fans! I love this tag!! I sure appreciate the step by step tut..You make pop up creating look easy, I've always been afraid to try it!

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  3. An amazing job! How many die, I would like to have my goals. A beautiful pup-up. Greetings from Barcelona.

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  4. Wow, love the projects and thanks for sharing with us ... such inspiration.
    Glue Dots sent me over and I have entered to win on their blog too.
    I already love Glue Dots and Sizzix on FB.
    Thanks for a chance to win.

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  5. Great giveaways. I follow Sizzix on facebook.
    cstephenson at q dot com

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  6. I follow Glue Dots on facebook.
    cstephenson at q dot com

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  7. I am a new follower of Sizzix on Twitter.
    cstephenson at q dot com

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  8. Love the beautiful projects! Love using Glue Dots and Sizzix to make my cards and tags. Already liked Glue Dots and Sizzix on Facebook.

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  9. I followed you both on Twitter!

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  10. I am a follower of Glue Dots on Twitter.
    cstephenson at q dot com

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  11. The projects are great. Thanks so much.... Yes I liked you on facebook.... a while ago :-)
    I will also repost this info on my wall and my group... Thanks for the chance to win..... I just love Glue Dots and Sizzix

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  12. Definitely need to stop by this blog more often! The tags look amazing :) I didn't even realize I could use embossing folders to do this! Very inspiring

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  13. love the projects ..love glue dots ...Naomi s

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  14. I already follow Sizzix & Glue Dots on Twitter

    Marilyn

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  15. I already "Like" Glue Dots and Sizzix on Facebook.

    Marilyn

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  16. I visited Glue Dot's blog and left them a comment.

    Marilyn

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  17. Tkx a lot! Great project!! xoxoxo

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  18. So cool! I likeyou both on Facebook.

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  19. Shelly, your pop-up tag card is amazing! Love the tutorial, so clear and well photographed - well done!

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  20. That tag is so gorgeous! Love it! I like sizzix on FB.

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  21. Oh my!! I love it! Thanks for the tutorial, I can't wait to try it!

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  22. Love the tag card! I commented on Glue Dots page and already like Sizzix on FB.

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  23. I *adore* how you used the pop-up! Beautiful!

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  24. First, let me say that that tag is so cool. Second, I follow you both on Twitter

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  25. And I'm headed over to say hi to Glue Arts!

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  26. Gorgeous tag Shelley! Love your work.

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  27. I am a Sissix and Gluedots FB fan!! Shared some love o both blogs. Would love to win!! Thanks for the chance!!

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  28. I want to make this tag, it is gorgeous. And I have been to Glue Dots and left a comment.

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  29. This project looks doable! Have liked both and tweeted and left comments fingers crossed!

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  30. I love the card/tag! I like you both on facebook.

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  31. Wow, Shelly, fabulous tutorial and pop-up tag! TFS!

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  32. I have commented on the Glue Dots blog!

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  33. katganoesmith@gmail.com

    Can't wait to try this tag project. Have most of the basic elements ...will just make a few changes for stamps and dies that I already have. Love everything Sizzix and you can't have enough Glue Dots on hand ever!

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  34. Oh my gosh, that tag is just so beautiful! I have to make one! Thanks for the chance to win the products to make it!

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  35. Glue dots and Sizzix, a winning combination. I like both on FB
    Marlene L

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  36. Well I think this pop-up tag won't be in Take Ten! It took me more than ten minutes to look at all the amazing details! What a work of art for sure! Spectacular, Shelly!

    Sure could do without the words verification!

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  37. I am a fan of Sizzix and Glue Dots on both Facebook and Twitter. I also re-tweeted about the contest .

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  38. Shelly,

    What a sweet piece of art! Fabulous! I love how this looks and I really love how you created something so very different. An awesome creation and a wonderful tutorial.

    Thank you,

    Elaine Allen

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  39. Fantastic as always. I used that die on my blog a few weeks back. love it

    www.bearcrazyman.blogspot.com

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  40. Absolutely gorgeous, Shelly! I love your embossing and stamping, and the clear pop-up mechanism is too cool!

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  41. Fabulous pop up tag! congrats to Carmen and I left a comment on the Glue Dots blog.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  42. I'm afraid that I'm the only paper crafter on earth who doesn't have a die cutting/embossing machine. I Love what you did with your tag, I just wish that I could make one like it. Maybe for Christms?

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  43. Shelly, this tag is amazing! I love all of your techniques and especially your tip for using a file folder to easily create a hinged tag. Love it!!!

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  44. What innovative uses for some Sizzix products I already have! Thanks for the inspiration! (Great giveaway also.)

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  45. I Love this...Just learned about your eclipse in hunting videos for dies on Tim Holtz. I use glue dots all the time & never would of known...Followed both on Twitter & Liked on FB Bonus I get to comment a couple of times. This is really awesome to offer. Thank You

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  46. This is so neat! I really want to start experimenting more with the embossing and coloring so I love all the instructional pictures :)

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  47. I follow both Sizzix and Glue Dots.

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  48. I like both Sizzix and Glue Dots.

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  49. This is gorgeous shelly! So very impressed!

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  50. I left a comment on the Glue Dots Blog.

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  51. Congrats to Carmen! I already like you both on FB :)

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  52. I am addicted to glue dots. I use them for everything.

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  53. What a nice give away! I have liked you both on Facebook, and have left a comment on Glue Dot's Blog. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  54. The tags were so much fun and well done. Thanks for sharing.
    I Liked Glue Dots on FB

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  55. I already like you on FB, but went back to make sure. and I left a commenton Glue Dots Blog

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  56. Wow. This is such a neat tag. I love every detail you have done here. Thanks for showing us step by step how you made it.
    Amy Jones #8546
    @ http://thetigershaven.blogspot.com/

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  57. I like you both on FB and I commented on their blog too.
    Amy Jones #8546
    http://thetigershaven.blogspot.com/

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  58. Absolutely stunning!! Thank so much for making this tutorial, I MUST get the scallop die and then I can make this!! LOVE IT!!!
    I also liked both Sizzix & Glue Dots on Facebook, who knows..!

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  59. Just followed Sizzix and glue dots on twitter. Thanks for the opportunity. Karen

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  61. Awesome card and tutorial. I follow via Sizzix and Glue Dots.

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  62. I liked you GlueDots on FB and already Sizzix on FB.

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  63. I left a comment on GlueDots blog

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  64. follow sizzix and glue dots on FB

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  65. I visited gluedots blog and left a comment.

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  66. Saw the post on ATT-love this idea!

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  67. Sensational tag, Shelly. You are such a pro at doing tutorials and you totally rocked this one! Thanks so much for sharing your amazing expertise!

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  68. I love the tag! I like sizzix and Glue dots on FB.

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  69. I left a comment on the Glue Dots blog. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  70. I like Glue Dots and Sizzix on FB.
    Beth W on FB

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  71. I left a comment on Glue Dots blog!

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  72. I have liked sizzix on facebook for quite some time now and have just liked glue dots too!

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  73. Cynthia from CamarilloApril 18, 2012 at 6:02 PM

    These are just gorgeous! Love the idea as always! Glue dots are the best tool for my stamping and creating! Thanks for another beautiful creation!

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  74. Gorgeous tag! So many beautiful details. Love that it's a pop-up, too. What a great idea.

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  75. I follow Sizzix on Facebook! How could I not? :)

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  76. I also Follow (or "like") Glue Dots on Facebook. :)

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  77. Oh & I DEFINITELY Follow both Sizzix & Glue Dots on Twitter! I'm s tweet-a-holic! :D

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  78. Off to visit the Glue Dots blog to comment there....

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  79. ...and I just RT'd the @Sizzix_US tweet about the promo. Here's a link to my tweet: http://t.co/1ozIVj4v and my Twitter name is @papergrace

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  80. Thanks for such awesome products! I love Sizzix and Glue Dots! I had already Liked Sizzix (a long time ago) on FaceBook and added Glue Dots to my Liked catagory!

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  81. I also went to the Glue Dots blog and left them a big Thank you!!

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  82. Congrats, Carmen!! I know that you will enjoy all of your goodies!!

    Oh, and I love Sizzix and Glue Dots, too!! Thank you for the chance to win these goodies, too!!

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  83. I retweeted the comments about this giveaway from both Sizzix and Glue Dots!!

    You are awesomel,

    Renee craftmom123

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  84. Oh, I follow both Glue Dots and Sizzix on Twitter!!

    Thank you,

    Renee craftymom123

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  85. I left a comment on the Glue Dots blog. Thank you for the chance to win these goodies!!

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  86. THis is awesome! I love the colors on the balloon and the way it pops up! so much fun! Thanks for the great idea!
    Lisa

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  87. Cool idea! Nice tut. Liked you both on FB.

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  88. A really fabulous tag, love it to bits. I like both sizzix and gluedots on facebook and also have you pinned!

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  89. I just followed the Sissix and Glue Dots on Twitter! :-))

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  90. I retweeted about this opportunity!

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  91. I 'liked' Sissix and Glue Dots on Facebook!

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  92. Shelly, you gave a great tutorial on your pop-up tag. I'm pinning this to keep the love going..... now if I could only come to your workshop to use all these amazing goodies and create something similar.

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  93. I just left a comment on the Glue Dots Blog. I also learned some new ways to use them!

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  94. I Tweeted, I Facebooked, I commented! Thanks for the opportunity to win some of my favorite products, Glue Dots and Sizzix! Couldn't paper craft without either of you!

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  95. I love this idea. I have to try this. It's a card and a tag. Amazing.
    marilyn2222 @ hotmail.com
    follower

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  96. We made a card similar to this last week at my stamp club. I taught the club how to use the Scalloped Circle die, and everyone loved it. I sent this tag out to the club today, a member saw it and I must say it's fantastic! Here is our version if anyone wants to make it--using the Umbrella Man die: http://crabtree-creations.blogspot.com/2012/04/umbrella-man-appears-at-stamp-club.html
    ReNae

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  97. Like you on FB no make that love.

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  98. your project is gorgeous. all those details and hard work are worthy to try.
    tfs the tutorial.

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  99. This is adorable and perfect timing... finished Creative Chemistry 101 to get Tim's techniques and class with Stephanie reminding me to bring out that scallop die cut... can't wait to try it. Thanks for our creativity.

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