Happy Birthday Card with Photo Booth – Kat Scrappiness DT Project

Do you ever run out of birthday cards?  I do!  I make them a lot but I always seem to run out of these cards, right when I need it the most.  This gave me the motivation to make some birthday cards today.

I am showcasing a lot of products from Kat Scrappiness.   I used the new Stitched Scalloped Rectangle Dies, the Woodgrain Frame Diamond Wire Background Die the Photo Booth 4 x 8 Clear Stamps by Your Next Stamp, the Photo Booth Polaroid die, the Stitched Flag Dies and the Everyday Brush Stroke stamp set by Kat Scrappiness.

I started out by die-cutting the polaroid with some white card stock.  I stamped the images on the inside of the polaroid, and colored them in with my Copic markers.  I die-cut another piece of white card stock using the Stitched Scallop Rectangle Dies.

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To create my own patterned paper, I used the Everyday Brush Stroke stamp set to stamp the images on my card panel.

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I picked up the die-cuts and I temporarily placed them on top of my stamping tool so I can figure out the placement for the stamp images, as well as the polaroids.

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I die-cut the smallest of the Tag Banner Dies with the Lawn Fawn Gotta Have Gingham 6×6 patterned paper in different colors.  I assembled the card my adhering the polaroids on top of the stamped background.  I added the tag banner dies behind one of the photos.    I stamped the sentiment “Happy Birthday” from the Everyday Brush Stroke stamp set.

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To finish my design, I added some black dots to the background to fill in some empty spaces.

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Aren’t those images so adorable?  I also love the colorful tag banner dies behind the photo.  It made it look really festive!

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I really love how these cards turned out.  It took me about half an hour to make one card so it wasn’t too bad.  I will be mass-producing these cards so I can have them on hand.

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Plus here’s another card that I made featuring the new Woodgrain Background Diamond Wire Frame Die.

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I did an inlaid technique using the new die.  I also inserted a heart-shaped paper clip and a push-pin sticker to make it look like the polaroid is stuck to a bulletin board.

 

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I really love this new die.  It cuts like butter!

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I hope you like my projects today and got inspired.  Please visit www.katscrappiness.com to order the supplies I used.  Don’t forget to use my coupon code “MARIA10” for 10% off your order.  The supplies I used are listed and linked below.  Have a wonderful day!

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Newton’s Nook Designs June Release – Newton’s Kitchen

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It is the last day of the May reveals by Newton’s Nook Designs  and we have saved the best for last!  Don’t forget to check out the details I have indicated at the end of this blog post for a chance to win the stamp set being revealed each day.  [Just a little important note:  I know some of you had difficulties finding the comments section.  If you would like to leave a comment to participate in the giveaway, the “comments section” will only be ever visible when a single post on Word Press is being viewed. Please click on this particular blog post and you will be able to leave a comment below.  Thank you!]  

For today’s project, the design team is showcasing Newton’s Kitchen stamp set with the coordinating dies.  I absolutely ADORE this stamp set!

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I stamped my images on some smooth white card stock and colored them in with my Copic markers.  I die-cut the images using the coordinating dies.  For every stamp release, I color images more than I need and save the ones I didn’t use for another project later on.

I wanted to create a cute scene for Chef Newton here so I die-cut some pieces of colored card stock using a die from my stash.  I adhered the die-cut pieces onto my card stock, and added Chef Newton in the middle.  Here is Newton’s bakeshop:

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To finish my design, I added the giant cupcake and apple pie from the Love A La Carte stamp set (retired).

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I stamped the sentiment on some die-cut panel and adhered it on my card.  Here’s another look:

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I have another card that I made using this set, but I also mixed it with the Made From Scratch stamp set, with the Frames and Flags die.

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I absolutely LOVE mixing and matching stamp sets by Newton’s Nook. Here’s another look:

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Would you like to win the “Newton’s Kitchen” Stamp Set?  This stamp set will be given away to ONE lucky winner!

Here’s how to win:

Comment on the NND blog and Design Team blogs (see list below)! The winner will be chosen at random from the collective reveal posts. Make sure to check out each of their blogs and comment for your chance to win. You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning! You have until Thursday June 21st at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, June 22nd.

Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:

Newton’s Nook Designs

Amanda Bodine

Holly Endress

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Juliana Michaels

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Jennifer Timko

Tatiana Trafimovich

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Newton’s Nook Designs June Release – Coffee & Wine and Wine A Little

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It is the third day of the June reveals by Newton’s Nook Designs.   Are you loving what you’re seeing so far?  Don’t forget to check out the details I have indicated at the end of this blog post for a chance to win the stamp set being revealed each day.  [Just a little important note:  I know some of you had difficulties finding the comments section.  If you would like to leave a comment to participate in the giveaway, the “comments section” will only be ever visible when a single post on Word Press is being viewed. Please click on this particular blog post and you will be able to leave a comment below.  Thank you!]  

Today, the design team is showcasing two stamp sets – Wine A Little stamp set and coordinating dies with the Coffee & Wine stamp set.   I LOVE WINE so of course I love both stamp sets!  This may be my favorite thus far although it is really tough to pick a fave since they’re all AMAZING!

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For my first card, I stamped the images from the Wine & Coffee stamp set on some Neenah solar white card stock and colored them in with my Copic markers.  I purposely didn’t stamp the middle of the card because I wanted the focal point to be the sentiment.    If you read my Designer’s Nook series email this week, I did a similar design to my card but I love how this one turned out.  Even though the focal point is the sentiment, I love the colored images on the background.

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Isn’t it true that life is what happens between coffee and wine?

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I added some highlights to the stamped images with my C1 Copic marker to give it more dimension.  Here’s another look:

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For my second card, I colored my background with another stencil from my stash.  I dry-embossed the card stock with the Postage die from the Framework Die set.

I stamped the images on some smooth white card stock and colored them with my Copic markers.  I die-cut the images using the coordinating dies.  I adhered the images on my colored background panel.

I stamped the sentiment on a die-cut banner from the Frames and Flags die set.  I die-cut the “Cheers” script sentiment using a die from the Cocktail Mixer coordinating dies.

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Don’t you just love the gold details on the “Cheers” script sentiment?

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It is so true that the best wines are the ones we drink with loved ones and friends.  Here’s another look:

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Would you like to win the “Wine A Little” or “Coffee and Wine” Stamp Set?  Each stamp set will be given away to ONE lucky winner!

Here’s how to win:

Comment on the NND blog and Design Team blogs (see list below)! The winner will be chosen at random from the collective reveal posts. Make sure to check out each of their blogs and comment for your chance to win. You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning! You have until Thursday June 21st at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, June 22nd.

Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:

Newton’s Nook Designs

Amanda Bodine

Holly Endress

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Juliana Michaels

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Jennifer Timko

Tatiana Trafimovich

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Newton’s Nook Designs June Release – Loveable Llamas

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It is the second day of the June reveals by Newton’s Nook Designs.   I hope you were able to check out yesterday’s reveal.  You have a chance to win each stamp set during release week so check out the details I have indicated at the end of this blog post.  [Just a little important note:  I know some of you had difficulties finding the comments section.  If you would like to leave a comment to participate in the giveaway, the “comments section” will only be ever visible when a single post on Word Press is being viewed. Please click on this particular blog post and you will be able to leave a comment below.  Thank you!]  

For our projects today, the design team is showcasing the Loveable Llamas stamp set and coordinating dies.  I was super excited when I saw this stamp set because there are two Llamas in different poses and some accessories to dress them up.  I LOVE THE SUNGLASSES!  Here’s what the stamp set look like:

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I started out by stamping my images on some smooth white card stock and colored them in with my Copic markers.  I die-cut the images using the coordinating dies.

I wanted to add the cacti images from the Cultivated Cacti stamp set.  I stamped them on some white card stock with green and pink inks.  I added some dot details using the Faber Castell black pen.

I stamped the balloons from the Playful Pandas stamp set (revealed yesterday).  I colored them in with my Copic markers, and added some white dots using my Sakura Gellyroll Pen.  I adhered the Llama on top.  Here’s the card:

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I think the cacti images went perfectly well with the Llama.  I also added some shadows under the Llama using my C2 and C0 Copic markers.

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Here’s another look:

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For my second card, I dry-embossed some white card stock using the new Serene Stripes stencil (revealed yesterday) with my embossing pad.  I colored the background with some distress oxide inks.

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Isn’t he adorable?  I added the sunglasses and covered it with glossy accents to make it look realistic.  He’s so groovy!  Here’s a little close-up:

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Would you like to win the “Loveable Llamas” Stamp Set?  This stamp set will be given away to ONE lucky winner!

Here’s how to win:

Comment on the NND blog and Design Team blogs (see list below)! The winner will be chosen at random from the collective reveal posts. Make sure to check out each of their blogs and comment for your chance to win. You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning! You have until Thursday June 21st at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, June 22nd.

Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:

Newton’s Nook Designs

Amanda Bodine

Holly Endress

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Juliana Michaels

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Jennifer Timko

Tatiana Trafimovich

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Newton’s Nook Designs June Release – Playful Pandas

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I get super excited each month as we start our reveals of the new stencils, stamp set and dies by Newton’s Nook Designs.   You also have a chance to win each stamp set during release week so check out the details I have indicated at the end of this blog post.  [Just a little important note:  I know some of you had difficulties finding the comments section.  If you would like to leave a comment to participate in the giveaway, the “comments section” will only be ever visible when a single post on Word Press is being viewed. Please click on this particular blog post and you will be able to leave a comment below.  Thank you!]  

For our first reveal day, the design team is showcasing the two new stencils called Serene Stripes and Sunscape, with the Playful Pandas stamp set and coordinating dies.  Here’s what they looks like:

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I know this sounds redundant but each reveal month, I am just blown away by the talented Jennifer Jackson.   It seems that every month, it just gets better and better!

For my first card, I stamped the images on some white card stock with my Tim Holtz stamp platform and memento tuxedo black ink.  I colored the images in with my Copic markers.  This did not take a long time since Pandas are generally black and white, but I highlighted them with some light gray Copic marker to give it more dimension.  I die-cut the Pandas and bamboo with the coordinating dies.

I cut an A2 size piece of Bristol smooth white card stock and colored my background using the new Sunscape stencil, with my mini ink blending tool.  I used Picked Raspberry and Tattered Rose distress Oxide Inks.   I die-cut the card stock with a die from my stash.  I adhered the acetate sheet and added foam adhesive to create my well for my shaker card.

I added some sparkling clear sequins by Kat Scrappiness, and adhered my card base onto the shaker to secure my shaker elements.  I die-cut some mint green card stock using the Sky borders die.  I wanted to make it look like grassy hills.  I adhered the hills on top of the acetate, and glued the pandas and bamboo as well.  To finish my design, I stamped the sentiment “Pada-monium” on my card.  Here’s what it looks like:

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Don’t you just love those little pandas?  They are adorable!

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I love the colors that I used on this card.  The pandas are so cute and I love the new Sunscape stencil.  Here’s another close-up:

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For my second card, I wanted to make a different design by adding the pandas in the middle of the card.

I colored some white card stock using the Serene stripes stencil with Lucky Clover distress oxide ink and my mini-ink blending tool.  I die-cut another piece of some white card stock using a border die from my stash, and adhered these two pieces with foam adhesive.  I finished my design by adhering the pandas, balloons and bamboo in the middle of the card.  Here’s the card:

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I added some white dots to the cheeks, balloons and also the bamboo.  Here’s a little close-up:

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Would you like to win the “Playful Pandas” Stamp Set?  This stamp set will be given away to ONE lucky winner!

Here’s how to win:

Comment on the NND blog and Design Team blogs (see list below)! The winner will be chosen at random from the collective reveal posts. Make sure to check out each of their blogs and comment for your chance to win. You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning! You have until Thursday June 21st at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, June 22nd.

Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:

Newton’s Nook Designs

Amanda Bodine

Holly Endress

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Juliana Michaels

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Jennifer Timko

Tatiana Trafimovich

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Just Chicken-In Card – New Die at Kat Scrappiness

Hello my crafty peeps!  I am super excited to share this post because today, we are launching a new die by Kat Scrappiness called Wood Grain Framed Diamond Wire Background Die.  This die is designed by Kathleen herself and it is AMAZING!  It gives a nice wood grain-embossed details on the die-cut.  Here’s what it looks like:

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I stamped my images on Neenah solar white card stock with my Lawn Fawn Jet Black ink and colored them in with my Copic markers.  I fuzzy-cut the images using my precision cut scissors.

I used some older dies by Lawn Fawn to die-cut the grass hills and the picket fence.

I die-cut some silver foiled card stock using the new die.  I also used another light tan card stock to die-cut the same piece so I can layer them together.  For the second piece, I cut the wires using my scissors, and adhered this piece onto the silver foiled card stock.  I adhered an acetate sheet to this piece, then added foam adhesive to create my little well for my shaker card.

I cut an A2 size card stock for my card base.  I used the Sunburst Layering Stencils by Honeybee Stamps (also available at the shop) to color my card base.  I used a clouds stencil die to add the clouds.

I added the Walking on Sunshine sequin mix inside the well and adhered my card base on top to create my shaker card.  I adhered the chicken and the little chicks onto the foreground.

To finish my design, I die-cut some white card stock using the Stitched Flag Dies and stamped the sentiment.  I added this piece to my card with a pink bow.

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I love, love, love this new die!  I love that it also embosses the die-cut.  This die will also be great to create some layers, or do an inlaid technique.  The possibilities are endless!

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You guys should also check out the new sequin mixes at the shop.  This Walking on Sunshine sequin mix is so cheerful and the colors are so vibrant!  I chose this mix to make it look like corn kernels 🙂

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Please check out the new products available now at www.katscrappiness.com.   This new die is a must-have!  I hope you like my shaker card and wishing you all a wonderful day!  Happy crafting!

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Newton Dreams of Paris

Hello Newton’s Nook fans!  I hope you are all having a great week so far!  Who is getting ready to pack up for a holiday trip?   I will be traveling a lot this month but unfortunately I am not going to Paris though!  Major bummer!  It wouldn’t hurt to dream about Paris though, would it?  The last time I was in Paris, it was October of 2012.  It was so cold and rainy and I didn’t get the chance to go up the Eiffel Tower.  Okay, who I am kidding?  I probably wouldn’t be able to go up there anytime of the year anyway because I’m afraid of heights!  So I am sitting here dreaming about seeing Paris in the summer time, riding a hot air balloon or going at the top of the Eiffel Tower.

For today’s card, I am showcasing this adorable stamp set called Newton Dreams of Paris with the coordinating dies.  I completely ADORE this stamp set.  This is for sure, a must-have for any stamper.

I started out by stamping my images on Neenah solar white card stock and colored them in with my Copic markers.  For each rainbow, I used two Copic markers to blend the colors.   I have a process video for you today (linked below) if you’d like to see the whole process.

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I really love how this card turned out!

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I finished the design by adding white dots to the hot air balloon and the sky, and glossy accents to the hearts!

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Here’s the process video:

I hope you got inspired today.  Please visit http://www.newtonsnookdesigns.com to purchase the stamp set and dies.  The supplies I used are listed and linked below.  Have a wonderful day!

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Gone Fishing’ Scrapbook Layout

I hope everyone’s having a great week.  Maria here on the blog with you today!  I am sharing a scrapbook layout, showcasing the Great Outdoors Fishing Paper Crafting Kit with I’d Rather be Fishing 3D stickers.  I have always wanted to use this Kit but never had a chance until now.

 

Here’s what I got to play with.  This Great Outdoors Fishing Paper Crafting Kit is a must-have!  It also comes with a 12×12 sticker sheet!

 

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I started out by printing my photos using my Canon Selphy Photo Printer.  I love this printer so much and I think every scrapbooker should own one.

 

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I chose the paper that I wanted to use for my layout and started planning where I wanted my photos to go.  I always do this step first every time I work on a scrapbook layout before I start adhering them onto the paper.  This gives me time to adjust them and plan on what embellishments I needed to finish my designs.

 

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I matted my photos with black card stock and adhered them to my layout.

 

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I started adding the embellishments to my layout and added the alphabet stickers that are included in the Great Outdoors Fishing Paper Crafting Kit.

 

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I think a scrapbook layout should always tell a story.  Without it, it’s just a photo album!  I always like to write the story with my own handwriting as it gives it a more personal touch.  Hopefully my children will be taking care of these books when I’m gone, and they will be able to pass it on to my future grandchildren.

 

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Did I mention I love the stickers from the I’d Rather Be Fishing 3D Stickers?   That little fish looks so realistic!

 

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I absolutely LOVE the alphabet stickers that are included in the kit.  The title made a bold statement on my layout.

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Here’s the whole layout:

 

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I hope you guys enjoyed and got inspired today.  Please visit http://www.paperhouseproductions.com to check out all the supplies I used and listed below.  Have a wonderful day!

 

SUPPLIES:  The Great Outdoors Paper Crafting Kit and I’d Rather Be Fishing 3D Stickers

(We’re) Made For Each Other – M.F.E.O. with Ghost Inlaid Technique

Hello Kat Scrappiness fans! I hope you are all having a great week so far.  I’m back on the blog today sharing with you this cute card, featuring the Punny Snacks stamp set, the Condensed Lower Case Alpha Dies and the new Stitched Scalloped Rectangle Dies.  I love the new scalloped dies so much.

I don’t know about you, but I like to keep a stash of “just-because” cards to give to family and friends.  I love the “Ghost Inlaid Technique” that I added to this card using the Condensed Lowercase Alphabet Dies and even though it looks complicated, it really isn’t.  I have a process video for you all today (linked below) so I will keep this blog post short.

Here’s what the card looks like.  I added some cute girly, eyelashes to the soda image on the left side.

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Also added some black polka dots to the whole background to finish it off.  I LOVE the cute little smiley faces from the Punny Snack stamp set.  They are adorable!

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This M.F.E.O. Quote is one of my favorite scenes from the movie, Sleepless in Seattle.  I thought it was really funny!

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Here’s the YouTube process video if you would like to see how I made the card:

I hope I have given you some inspiration today.  Please visit www.katscrappiness.com today the supplies I used.  They’re also listed and linked below.  Have a wonderful day!

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