Newton’s Nook October Release Day 4 – Newton’s Christmas Kittens, Purr-fect Present & Puppy Present

 

 

I always get a bit bummed because it is the last day of the October release.  I hope you guys were able to check out the first three days as we showcased the new stencils, stamps and dies.  Which one is your favorite so far??  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 today’s release, the design team is showcasing the Newton’s Christmas Kittens, Purr-fect Present and Puppy Present with their coordinating dies.

 

 

 

 

For my first project, I stamped my images on some Neenah solar white card stock and colored them in with my alcohol markers.  I die-cut the images using the coordinating dies.

 

I inked up an A2 size piece of some Bristol smooth white card stock with some distress oxide inks.  I sprayed some water on the colored background and dabbed it with some paper towel.  I die-cut this piece using a die from my stash.

 

I adhered the center piece of the die-cut on my card base and also added the birch trees from the Forest Scene Builder die set.  I adhered some acetate sheet onto the frame and added foam adhesive.  I used some star sequins as my shaker element and added the frame on my card.

 

Lastly, I die-cut the lamp post on some black card stock and added vellum to the lamp.  The bow was die-cut using the Pins & Holly die set.  Here’s my card:

 

 

To finish my design, I stamped the sentiment with some lobster ink.  I don’t know if you can tell but I added glossy accents to the lamp post.  You can’t see it from the photo but it looks really cool in real life!  Here’s a closer look:

 

 

The other two cards are similar in design.  I die-cut a circle in the center of an A2 size Neenah solar white card stock and stamped the sentiment all over my card with some fog ink.  I wanted the sentiment to look like watermark.  I inked up the circle with some distress oxide ink and used the Hills & Die stencil to create my snowbank.  I adhered the image in the center and stamped the sentiment using some lobster ink.

 

I die-cut the wreath using a die from my stash.  I also die-cut the holly and berries using the Pines & Holly die set.

 

Lastly, I used my white gel pen to add some texture and dimension to the berries.  Here are the two cards:

 

 

 

Would you like to win the “Newton’s Christmas Kittens” Stamp Set?  This stamp set will be given away to ONE (1) 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 October 17th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, October 18th.

 

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

 

Newton’s Nook Designs

Holly Endress

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Andrea Shell

Tatiana Trafimovich

 

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Newton’s Nook October Release Day 3 – Main Street Christmas & Holiday Fringe

 

 

It is the third day of the October reveals by Newton’s Nook Designs.   I hope you were able to check the first two days of the reveal.  Which one is your favorite so far??  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 today’s release, the design team is showcasing the Main Street Christmas and coordinating dies with Holiday Fringe stamp set.

 

 

 

For my first project, I stamped my images on some Neenah solar white card stock.  I fussy-cut the images using my cutter-bee scissors.   To create my scene, I die-cut the frame and the trees using dies from my stash.

 

I inked up the snow hills with some tumbled glass distress oxide inks to give it more dimension then foam-mounted the images onto the card.  I also adhered the trees with some liquid adhesive.

 

 

To finish my design, I stamped the sentiment on a black strip of card stock with versamark ink.  I sprinkled some white embossing powder on this piece and heat-set using my Wagner heating tool.  I also used my white gel pen to add some ‘snow” to the houses and Nuvo crystal drops to give the windows some texture and shine.  Here’s a closer look:

 

 

For my second card, I die-cut a circle with some masking paper and adhered this piece on some some Bristol smooth white card stock.  I inked up my background with distress oxide inks – using chipped sapphire, seedless preserves and black soot.

 

Before removing the mask, I used my watercolor brush to add some white paint on my acrylic block and spritzed it all over my card.  I dabbed this piece with my paper towel and set it aside to dry.

 

I die-cut the trees from the Forest Scene Builder dies and and adhered them on my colored background.

 

I stamped my images on some Neenah solar white card stock and colored them in with my spectrum noir alcohol markers.  I fussy-cut the images with my cutter-bee scissors and foam mounted this piece on my colored background.

 

 

To finish my design, I stamped the sentiment using some lobster ink and stamped the flying sleigh with some Versafine onyx black ink.  Here’s a little close-up:

 

 

The third card is pretty much self-explanatory.  I stamped and colored my images with my alcohol markers and adhered this onto a black card base.  To ground the colored images, I used a red frame and foam mounted this piece on top of the image.

 

I die-cut the sentiment from the Holiday Greetings die set and the pine needles using the Pines & Holly die set with some gold card stock.  Here’s my card:

 

 

I finished my design by adding some glossy accents to the Christmas lights, berries and bows.  I know black and red aren’t traditional Christmas colors but I really LOVE how this card turned out.  Here’s a closer look:

 

 

 

Would you like to win the “Main Street Christmas” or the “Holiday Fringe” Stamp Set?  We will choose ONE lucky winner for each stamp set!  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 October 17th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, October 18th.

 

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

 

Newton’s Nook Designs

Holly Endress

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Andrea Shell

Tatiana Trafimovich

 

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Newton’s Nook October Release Day 1 – Christmas Trimmings & Holiday Lights

 

It is that time of the month where the entire design team get so excited to show off the new stamps, dies and stencils by Newton’s Nook Designs.  You also have a chance to win the stamp set being revealed each day so please read through til the end of the blog post to find out more info.  [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 the first day of the reveals, we are showcasing the Christmas Trimmings and Holiday Lights stamp sets and coordinating dies, with the Ornaments and Light Strings stencils:

 

 

 

I started out with an A2 size panel of Bristol smooth white card stock and ink-blended this piece with some distress oxide inks.  I used the Petite Snow stencil to add more texture and dimension to my scene. I inked up another piece of Bristol smooth white card stock and used the Land Borders die to die-cut the the snowbank and used some tumbled glass distress oxide inks to give it more color.

 

I stamped and colored my images on some Neenah solar white card stock with Spectrum Noir Alcohol Proof Ink in Rustic Brown.  I colored my images in Spectrum Noir alcohol markers. I die-cut the images the coordinating dies.

 

I stamped the trees on my colored background using the Festive Forest and Winter Memories stamp sets.  I foam-mounted the snowbank, as well as the main image to the foreground.  I also adhered the Christmas ornaments with some liquid adhesive.

 

I stamped my sentiment on the card with some Lobster quick dry ink.  Here’s my card:

 

 

To finish my design, I added some glossy accents to the Christmas ornaments and the star.  Here’s a closer look:

 

 

 

For my second project, I die-cut some Neenah solar white card stock using the scallop die from the Frames & Tags die set.  I used the Light Strings stencil to create the strings for my lights.  I stamped the lights from the Holiday Lights stamp set and colored the images in with my Spectrum Noir TriBlend alcohol markers.

 

I used my Nuvo Crystal Drops in White Blizzard to add more texture and dimension to the Christmas lights.  This really gave it a nice glittery shine.  I set it aside to dry for about 40 minutes.

 

I stamped the sentiment from the Ornamental Wishes stamp set using some Versafine onyx black ink and sprinkled this with some clear embossing powder.  I used my heating tool to heat-set the sentiment.

 

I adhered my foreground on some black card stock and added this piece to a school-house red card base.  Here’s my card:

 

 

I really LOVE the glitter and shine from the Nuvo Crystal drops that I added to the lights.  It made it look a little more realistic.  Here’s a a little close-up:

 

 

 

Which stamp set is your favorite today?  To be honest, I can’t even pick one.  Wait til you see the stamp sets that we will be revealing in the next few days.  You guys are going to LOVE them all!

 

Would you like to win the “Christmas Trimmings” 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 October 17th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, October 18th.

 

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

 

Newton’s Nook Designs

Holly Endress

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Andrea Shell

Tatiana Trafimovich

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Newton’s Nook Designs & Therm-O-Web Collaboration Week

 

This week Newton’s Nook Designs and Therm O Web are partnering for fabulous Fall, Halloween and Christmas inspiration! All week long both design teams will be sharing ways to use Therm O Web products with Newton’s Nook Designs stamps!  We also have  GIVEAWAY so please make sure to read at the end of this post to find out how you can WIN.

 

I went NND and TMW crazy and created three projects for you today!  I am showcasing (one of my all-time favorite stamp set from Newton’s Nook)  the Sweater Weather stamp set and its coordinating dies with the Happy Howl-Oween stamp set and coordinating dies.  I am also showcasing a LOT of products provided to us by Therm O Web, which you will be able to see if you watch my YouTube video below.  I also would like to take this opportunity to thank Therm O Web for spoiling the NND Design Team with your amazing products.

 

For my first project, I die-cut a masking paper with a circle die and masked my Bristol smooth white card stock.  I inked up my background with some distress oxide inks.  I sprayed my inked background with some water to get the oxidize effect and dabbed it with paper towel to dry.  I used the Deco Foil Transfer Gel and Newton’s Nook Cascading Stars Stencil to create the stars on my background.  I set this piece aside to dry for about 40 minutes and ran it through my laminator with some Deco Foil Ocean Blue Transfer Sheets.  I removed my mask and colored the moon a little bit with my B000 copic marker.

 

 

To create my scene for my trick-or-treaters, I used a house die from my stash and TMW Flock transfer sheets in Purple Punch, Sunshine Yellow, Black Velvet and White Latte to create my spooky house.  I also die-cut the grass using the Land Borders die set.

 

I stamped my image using the Happy Howl-Oween stamp set and colored the images in with my Spectrum Noir alcohol markers.  I die-cut the image using the coordinating die.  Now that I have all of my elements, I started building up my scene.

 

 

I used a white pigment ink and a blending brush to highlight the grass.  By doing so, this gave it a more realistic effect since I have a HUGE moon shining over everything!  I finished my design by stamping the bats.  I also stamped my sentiment in Versamark ink and sprinkled some white embossing powder.  I used my Wagner heating tool to heat set the sentiment.  Here’s a closer look at the card:

 

 

For my second project, I wanted to use the flock transfer sheets and my embossing folder  to create a winter scene for my critters from the Sweater Weather stamp set.  I have a process video for you for the two Christmas cards.  Here’s the first one:

 

 

For the second Christmas card, I used the Oh Christmas Tree Designer Toner Sheets , the White Latte Flock Transfer Sheet and the Gina K Designs for TMW Red Velvet Deco Foil to create a fun shaker card:

 

 

Here’s my YouTube process video:

 

I hope you like my projects today.  I would be so grateful if you could visit my YouTube channel and subscribe if you haven’t already!  The supplies I used are listed and linked below (affiliate links may have been used for some of the items at no additional cost to you).

There are more amazing projects today over on the Therm O Web blog so pop over there for more inspiration!

 

GIVEAWAY DETAILS:
Time for prizes! Would you like to win a $25 store credit at Therm O Web or to Newton’s Nook Designs?  Both companies will be giving away a prize this week!  Visit the Newton’s Nook Designs blog and the Therm O Web Blog  to enter for a chance to win!  Have an amazing day and happy stamping!

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Only Santa Knows…. (If I’ve been Naughty or Nice)

Hello everyone!  Maria here with you today.  Just a quick heads up, the sale is still going strong so head on over to the shop before everything gets sold out.

I know it’s a little too early to even think about Christmas! I want to send mine early this year so I have started creating them already.  For my project today, I am showcasing the Little Huggables stamp set with the Naughty-isms stamp set.

To begin, I started by using a “make a wreath” stencil from my stash and stamped the little present images on Neenah solar white card stock.  I also stamped the snowflake with some light blue ink, and my bunny from the Little Huggables stamp set.

I colored my images in with my Spectrum Noir TriBlend markers.

I adhered my colored panel to a red patterned paper and glued this piece on to an A2 size card base.

Lastly, I stamped the sentiment with Versafine Onyx black ink and stamped the paw print with Lobster red ink.  Here’s my card:

This card is really simple and can be mass-produced.  Here’s a little close-up:

I hope you like my Christmas card today.  Please visit CAS-ual Fridays Stamps  to purchase the stamps that I featured today.  Don’t forget to use my coupon code “MARIASENTME” for 15% off your order.  Happy stamping!

Joy Clair Stamps 5th Anniversary Blog Hop

Hello my crafty friends!  I am so excited to share today’s post because I have been invited to guest-design and join the Joy Clair’s 5th Anniversary Blog Hop!   I’d also like to take this opportunity to thank Joy Clair for inviting me. 

 

Hop along with us and leave a comment on each of the participating blog post.  Joy Clair will be giving away one (1) $25 gift card to TWO (2) LUCKY WINNERS!  

For my cards today, I am showcasing the Christmas Penguins stamp set.  

To begin, I stamped and colored my images with Spectrum Noir Harmony Quick Dry Dye Ink in Rustic Brown using my MISTI stamping tool.  I colored the images in with my alcohol markers.  I used my Brother Scan N Cut machine to die-cut the images.

I also die-cut some of the elements that I needed to create my winter scene using some dies from my stash.   Here’s my first card:

Those little penguins are super adorable! I finished my design by stamping the sentiment “Baby It’s Cold Outside” with some lobster ink by Lawn Fawn. I also added some snowflake sprinkles for some added texture. Here’s a closer look:

For my second card, I ink-blended a Bristol smooth white card stock with some distress oxide inks using my blending brushes. I wanted to create a soft-winter sky for my scene. I also die-cut the trees and the snow hill using some dies from my stash.

I colored the trees using some dye inks and mini ink blending tool. I took my time until I was satisfied with the colors. I adhered the trees and the penguins on my colored background with some foam adhesive for added dimension. Here’s my second card:

To finish my design, I stamped the sentiment on the card and used my black gel pen to add more depth to the eyes. Here’s a closer look:

I hope you like my cards today and got inspired. The supplies I used are listed and linked below in case you’re interested.

 

The next person on the hop is—-> Jowilna. In case you get lost, I have also included the line-up below (click to enter and see the line-up).

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

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Kat Scrappiness Blog Hop For the Benefit of Coffee Oasis Youth Program

Hello and welcome to the Kat Scrappiness Charity Blog Hop to Benefit Coffee Oasis!  The blog hop begins today, Friday, December 7 and will remain open through Monday, December 10th.  The theme of our blog hop is “WINTER”.   (There is more information about Coffee Oasis and how you can help at the end of my blog post .)

Simply click on the first photo in the list below to visit the blogs of those who are participating.  Each blog will have the same list of links on their blogs and you just follow them in order to go to the next blog!

And to make it more fun we have many prizes to give away!  There are two ways to participate and win in this blog hop.

  • Option One:  Create a winter themed card and enter it into the blog hop.  If you are entering your card to the blog hop, just click on “Add Your Link” at the bottom of the list and follow the instructions, it’s quick and easy!   If you have any questions on how to enter the blog hop, please contact us and we will be happy to help.
  • Option Two:  Leave a comment on the blogs and YouTube channels participating in the hop!

At the end of the hop, (on December 13th) we will randomly choose the winners and they will win fabulous prizes from our sponsors. (Prizes listed below)  All Winners names will be posted on our blog and we will attempt to contact everyone who leaves their contact information.  If prizes are not claimed within 7 days, another winner will be chosen.

If you are participating in the hop, please post your card/project on social media and use the following tags:

 

THANK YOU TO ALL OF OUR MEGA SPONSORS!

The following sponsors have agreed to donate a portion of their sales during this hop to the Coffee Oasis.  Please visit them and remember that if you place an order, you will be donating and supporting Coffee Oasis as well!  These sponsors are also providing prizes to the hoppers as well!

Kat Scrappiness is offering 15% off EVERYTHING IN THE STORE and is donating 15% of all sales during this blog hop to Coffee Oasis!  Use coupon code:  COFFEEOASIS to save!  We are also giving away gift packages!  To look at all the amazing prizes, please visit this link –> http://katscrappinessblog.com/charity-blog-hop/

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Now let’s get on to my project.  For my card today, I am showcasing the Blah Humbunny stamp set and coordinating dies by Honey Bee, the All That Glitters stamp set by Picket Fence Studios, the stitched rectangle dies by Kat Scrappiness, and a bunch of other supplies available at the shop.

 

I started by stamping the background stamp by the Picket Fence Studios called All That Glitters onto my Neenah Solar Classic Crest 100 lb. card stock using my Tim Holtz Stamp Platform.   I also stamped the images from the Blah Humbunny stamp set and colored my images in with my Copic markers.  I die-cut the images using the coordinating dies.

 

I adhered the presents using my Nuvo liquid adhesive onto my stamped background, and also adhered the bunny with foam adhesives.   To finish my design, I used my white gel pen to add some details to the images and also added some crystal jewels on my background.

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I also added the eyelashes to my cute little bunny using my 0.3 Copic multi-liner pen.  Here’s a little close-up:

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I used my Versafine Onyx Black ink to stamp the sentiment on my card.   Here’s another look:

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I hope you like my card today.  Please visit http://katscrappinessblog.com/charity-blog-hop/ to find our more info about this hop.   Click on the inlinkz button below to hop along with us and leave us a comment.  The supplies I used are listed and linked below.  Have a wonderful day.

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Learn more about Coffee Oasis:

Coffee Oasis is a coffee shop/organization located in Washington State that provides help for our youth including programs for drug abuse, homelessness, violence and poverty.  (You can read more about their programs here:  https://thecoffeeoasis.com/youth-programs/. )

How you can help Coffee Oasis

We are hoping that this blog hop will bring awareness to organizations such as Coffee Oasis and that we can raise a little money and support or them!  Kat Scrappiness has pledged to donate 15% of all sales proceeds to Coffee Oasis and our other sponsors have all donated prizes to give away to all of you blog and youtube hoppers!  So please visit them and show some support.  You can also donate directly to Coffee Oasis here: http://kskat.com/donate.  Even if you can only donate $1 or $5, it doesn’t matter. Every little bit will help a kid in need.

Donate to Coffee Oasis Today!


Let’s get hopping and spread the word to see how much we can help this wonderful organization.

This is the sign up for bloggers/youtubers who are participating in the Kat Scrappiness Charity Blog Hop to Benefit Coffee Oasis.  Click to view and add your links:

It’s A Hot Chocolate Kind of Day – Fall/Winter Coffee Lover’s Blog Hop

Hello my fellow coffee-lovers!  This is my second post for the Coffee Lover’s Blog Hop.  I wanted to enter another card today showcasing some of my favorite stamp sets by Newton’s Nook Designs.

For my card below, I am featuring the Cup of Cocoa stamp set and its coordinating dies, the Sweater Weather stamp set and coordinating dies and the Sky borders die set.

Just like my first blog post, I stamped the images on Copic friendly ink and colored them  in with my Copic markers. I die-cut the images with the coordinating dies.  I inked up a piece os Bristol smooth white card stock with my Distress Oxide inks and used a circle trio die from my stash to cut the windows.

I adhered the colored background onto my card base with some foam adhesive.  I also die-cut another piece of white card stock using the sky borders die set.   I adhered the images with foam adhesive and some Nuvo liquid glue.

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To finish my design, I die-cut the little bows and also stamped the sentiment.  Here’s a little close-up of my card:

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I don’t know about you but this kitty cat certainly makes me want to put on some skinny jeans, UGG boots and comfy sweater and drink hot chocolate all day long!  Okay, maybe not all day because I now have low-tolerance on caffeine but maybe two cups will be my limit!  Haha!  Here’s another look:

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I hope you like my second card for today!  The supplies I used are listed and linked below.  Have an amazing day!

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Wishing You Holiday Happiness – Winter Coffee Lover’s Blog Hop

Hello my fellow coffee-lovers!  I hope you are all having a great day!  I am super stoked because today is the start of the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop.  I would like to take this opportunity to thank Amy Tsuruta and her team for organizing this event!

Kat Scrappiness is also a super sponsor!!  Kat will be giving away One (1) $25 gift card and One (1) Flash prize of Kat Scrappiness Package worth at least $25.00 and use coupon code: COFFEELOVERS18 for 15% off site-wide sale.  Click here for more details:  http://KatScrappinessBlog.com/fall-winter-coffee-lovers-blo…

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For my project today, I am showcasing the new Crafter’s Essentials – Winter die set  with the Beary Merry stamp set by Neat & Tangled.

I started by stamping my image with Lawn Fawn Jet Black ink and colored the images in with my Copic markers.  I die cut the Trees and snowbanks with Neenah Solar white card stock with the Crafter’s Essentials – Winter die set.

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I inked up my Bristol smooth white card stock with Tumbled glass and Spun sugar distress oxide inks with my mini-ink blending tool.  I am loving this color-combo for the winter sky!

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To finish my design on this card, I added some Stardust stickles on the trees and glossy accents to the North Pole sign.  Here’s a little close-up:

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Don’t you just LOVE this cute bear?  Also, the Crafter’s Essentials – Winter die set is a must-have for sure.  It gives you all the dies that you need to create your winter scene.   Here’s another look:

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I hope you like my card today.  The supplies I used are listed and linked below.  Please use coupon code “COFFEELOVERS18” for 15% off your order at the Kat Scrappiness.

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