Newton’s Nook Designs March Release – Day 3 – Newton’s Block Party & Frames Squared Die Set

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It is the third day of the March reveals by Newton’s Nook Designs.   Were you able to check out the last two days of the reveal?   Which one is your favorite so far?  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 the third day, the design team is showcasing the Newton’s Block Party stamp set and the Frames Squared Die set that we revealed yesterday.

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NEWTON’S BLOCK PARTY
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FRAMES SQUARE DIE SET

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Here’s how I made my card:

  • die-cut the scallop frame from the Frames Squared die set with some Neenah solar white card stock.
  • color the images using Copic markers (or any coloring medium of your choice).
  • adhere this colored image onto a purple patterned paper. Cut the excess.
  • cut an A2 size card base and cover with patterned paper.
  • i used a die from my stash to add the wonky stitch details on both sides.
  • adhere the colored image on the card base.

Here’s a closer look:

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To finish my card design, I added some Stardust stickles to the cupcake and white dots using my Sakura gel pen!  Here’s another look:

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Would you like to win the “Newton’s Block Party” 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 March 14th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, March 15th.

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Amanda Bodine

Holly Endress

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Andrea Shell

Tatiana Trafimovich

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Newton’s Nook Designs March Release – Day 2 – Floral Fringe and Frames Squared Die Set

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It is the second day of the March reveals by Newton’s Nook Designs.   I hope you were able to check out yesterday’s reveal.  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 projects today, the design team is showcasing the Floral Fringe stamp set and the Frames Squared die set.  Here’s what they look like:

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FLORAL FRINGE STAMP SET
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FRAMES SQUARED DIE SET

Here’s how I made my card:

  • die-cut the square scallop from some Neenah solar white card stock using the Frames Squared die set.
  • stamp the floral fringe image on this piece and color with Copic markers (or any coloring medium of your choice.
  • use the banners die (4th piece from the die set) to die-cut the middle piece of the colored background to create the “ghost” die-cut.
  • cut the leaves on white card stock using the Flower Trio die set and adhere this on the colored background.
  • adhere the “ghost” die-cut on top of the leaves, making sure you are aligning all the images together to create a seamless look.
  • Cut a square card base using the biggest die from the Frames Squared die set and assemble the card.

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To finish my design, I added some sparkling clear jewels from Kat Scrappiness.  Here’s a closer look:

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I love that the Floral Fringe stamp set is so unique and the sentiments that Jen included in the set can be used for any occasion!  I also LOVE that the Frames Squared die set have different shapes and can certainly be used in different paper crafting projects.  Here’s another look at the card:

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Would you like to win the “Floral Fringe 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 March 14th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, March 15th.

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Amanda Bodine

Holly Endress

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Andrea Shell

Tatiana Trafimovich

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Newton’s Nook Designs March Release – Day 1 – Newton’s Birthday Trio and Paw-some Birthday

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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 a stamp set for each reveal 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 following products:

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NEWTON’S BIRTHDAY TRIO
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BALLOONS STENCIL

For my first project, here’s how I made the card:

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To finish my design, I put glossy accents on the birthday balloon and added a heart enamel on the cat with Nuvo liquid adhesive.  Here’s a closer look:

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I really LOVE the Newton’s Birthday Trio die!  It cuts all the inside pieces between the cats and the speech bubbles.  Here’s another look:

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For my second project, I used the Paw-some birthday stamp set and coordinating dies, with the Essential Alphabet die-set.

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Here’s how I made this card:

  • stamp and color the image from the Paw-some Birthday stamp set with Copic markers (or any coloring medium of your choice).
  • die-cut the image using the Paw-some Birthday die.
  • die-cut the “BIRTHDAY” letters using the Essential Alphabet die set.
  • cut some strips from patterned paper.
  • assemble the card.

Here’s a closer look:

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I LOVE that Newton’s Nook Designs make their dies to cut the spaces between the images.  This one cuts out the spaces between the dog and the presents.  I also LOVE that the dies are pretty inexpensive.  I think this is another must-have!

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Would you like to win the “Newton’s Birthday Trio” or the “Paw-some Birthday” 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 March 14th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, March 15th.

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Amanda Bodine

Holly Endress

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Andrea Shell

Tatiana Trafimovich

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A Sweet Spring Hello with Newton’s Nook Designs

Hello Newton’s Nook Designs fans!  I am back today to share with you a fun spring card, showcasing one of my favorite stamp set from the February release called Woodland Spring.

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WOODLAND SPRING STAMP SET AND DIES

Here’s how I made my card:

  • stamp images on some smooth white card stock
  • color images with any coloring medium of your choice.  I used Copic markers for mine because I love the vibrant colors.
  • die-cut the colored images with the coordinating dies.
  • use the handmade stencil made from the sky borders die set to create the background, using Antique Linen and Worn Lipstick distress oxide inks.
  • die-cut the small polaroids.
  • adhere the polaroids on the inked background with foam adhesive
  • add the critters (and flowers) inside each polaroid and adhere using liquid adhesive.
  • stamp the sentiment to finish the design.

Here’s my card:

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This card is really simple, but I love how it turned out.  The pastel-colored sky is so subtle yet it created this dreamy look for my critters to stand out.  Here’s a little close-up:

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I hope you like my card today.  Please visit Newton’s Nook Designs to purchase the stamp set and dies that I used today.  I have also listed and linked it below.  Have a nice day and happy crafting!

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Newton’s Nook Designs February Release – Day 1 – Loads of Blooms and Flower Trio Die

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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 a stamp set for each reveal 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 following products:

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LOADS OF BLOOMS STAMP SET & COORDINATING DIES
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FLOWER TRIO DIE SET
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BOLD BLOOMS STENCIL
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BOKEH STENCIL SET

For my first project, here’s how I made the card:

  • stamp the images on smooth white card stock.  The butterflies I added for my scene are from the Newton’s Birdbath stamp set.
  • color the image using Copic markers or any coloring medium of your choice.
  • die-cut the image with the coordinating dies.
  • die-cut the birch trees using the Forest Scene Builder dies and the grassy hill with the land border die.
  • die-cut the rest of the elements needed to create the scene.
  • ink up the background on Bristol smooth white card stock with distress oxide inks using the Sunscape stencil.  Spray the background with water and dab it dry with a paper towel.
  • assemble the card on an A2 size white card base.
  • Finish the design by stamping the sentiment and add a pink heart.

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I just love this image so much!  It reminds me of those times back when I was a child and my sisters and I were riding our bicycles, gathering flowers around the area.  Those were simple times that I will always cherish forever.  Here’s a closer look:

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I would never trade in those times where my friends and I just enjoyed being kids, riding our bikes, playing games and not wanting to come home when it’s starting to get dark because of dinner.  I am certainly thankful we didn’t have smart phones and computer games back then.

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For my second project, I used the Flower Trio die, Bokeh Stencil set and the Bold Blooms stencil.  Here’s how I made the card:

  • Ink up some Bristol smooth white card stock using different pastel distress oxide inks with the Bokeh stencil set.
  • Die-cut the flowers using the Flower Trio Die.

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  • Use a stamping mat and bone folder to shape the flowers and give it a little dimension.  If you have a round stylus, it’s better.

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  • Ink up some Bristol smooth white card stock using distress oxide inks and the bold blooms stencil.  Spray water and dab it dry with some paper towel. Use clear sequins as shaker element.

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  • die-cut the diagonal die coverplate and adhere acetate sheet.  Add foam adhesive to create the shaker well and adhere on top of the background.

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  • adhere the flowers and leaves on the card and finish the design by adding the script sentiment die.

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Since I used clear sequins as my shaker element, the die-cut flowers really stood out on this card design.  I also added the Crystal clear jewels in the middle of the flowers.  Here’s a closer look:

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I really LOVE how this card turned out.  The Flower Trio die set is a must-have for sure. You can even decorate your Spring wreath using this die.  The possibilities are endless!  Here’s another look:

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

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 February 14th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, February 15th.

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

Zsofia Molnar

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Andrea Shell

Tatiana Trafimovich

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Newton’s Nook Designs January Release – Day 1 – It’s a Plan and Newton Makes A Plan

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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 a stamp set for each reveal 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 It’s a Plan stamp set with Newton Makes a Plan stamp set, and coordinating dies.   Heres what they look like:

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Before I start, I just want to point out that some of the dies are a bit tricky to match up because they are similar in shape and size so Jennifer was kind enough to share this little sheet to help you to number them before you cut the dies apart.

 

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I love decorating my planner.  I don’t always have time to do it each month but when I do, I go all out!  I use stencils and distress oxide inks to add color to my pages.  I also adhered some die-cuts, stickers and other cute elements just to make it cuter.

For my first project, I stamped and colored the little kitties from the Newton Makes a Plan stamp set and colored them in with my Copic markers.  Since these images are tiny, I tried to use a maximum of two markers to do my color-blending.  I die-cut the little kitties with its coordinating dies.

I used the Sunscape Stencil and the Evergreens Stencil with my distress oxide inks to add color to my planner pages.  NOTE:  Since I am so over the winter-themed cards you will be seeing a lot of sunshine and happiness on my post this week, haha!  I also used my home-made clouds stencil using the Sky Borders die.  Here’s my monthly calendar spread:

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I stamped the words on the corresponding days from the It’s a Plan stamp set like “yoga” – which I do every Mondays, “shopping”, I do every Sundays and I leave mostly Tuesdays and Wednesdays to do my card-making and/or design team projects.  I used the tiny heart checklist also from the It’s a Plan stamp set for my “goals”, “to do” and “my mantra”.  I did not fill it all out just yet because I have yet to determine what goals I would like to set for myself this month.  To decorate my planner a little further, I used the little kitties for my yoga days, the one inside the laundry basket for my laundry days on Saturdays, the Kitty holding a present for my husband’s birthday this month and the kitty holding a shopping cart for my grocery shopping day.

Here’s a little close-up of my monthly spread:

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I used the hearts and circle checklist from the It’s a Plan stamp set to add my “to-do’s”, as well as my weekly goals.  Here’s what my weekly spread look like:

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Since I colored a lot of the images, I decided to create a card using the Newton Makes a Plan stamp set.  Here’s my second project:

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I used a circle die from my stash to cut out 6 circles on some A2 size 110 lb Neenah solar white card stock.  I used a cat embossing folder also from my stash to add some details onto the foreground.  On a piece of Bristol smooth white card stock, I traced the circle and added different colors of distress oxide inks.  Here’s a close-up:

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To finish my design, I stamped the sentiment from the Newton Loves Cake stamp set on a banner strip with versamark ink.  I sprinkled white embossing powder on it and heat-set it using my heating tool.  Here’s another look:

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Would you like to win the “Newton Makes Plans” or the “It’s a Plan” 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 January 17th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, January 18th.

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

Zsofia Molnar

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Andrea Shell

Tatiana Trafimovich

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2018 Stamping for Autism Awareness Blog Hop

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Today the Newton’s Nook Designs Team is proud to be hopping along for the 2018 Stamping for Autism Awareness Blog hop!

We are joining Veronica Zalis and tons of other amazing stampers to help raise autism awareness!  We hope you will help us spread the word and follow along with us.  There are going to be TONS of fun prizes too – including a $25 store credit from Newton’s Nook Designs!  To learn more about this hop and see a complete list of sponsors and prizes, please visit this blog post by Veronica Zalis here.

For my project below, I am showcasing the Once Upon a Princess stamp set with the Uplifting Wishes stamp set.   I also used the blue foil by Therm-O-Web.

I started out by searching Autism awareness images on google.  I found the one that looked like a puzzle piece in black.  I saved the image in my computer and printed it out on Neenah 80 lb. card stock using my laser printer.   Since blue is the color for Autism Awareness, I wanted to foil this piece and make it look like a balloon.  I run it through my laminating machine with the foil.

 

I stamped my Princess and the little frog prince with Memento Tuxedo black ink and colored them in with my Copic markers. I die-cut the images using the coordinating dies.

I cut a 4 1/4 X 5 1/2 piece of Bristol smooth white card stock and used my handmade stencil using the Sky border dies to create my sky.  Since I am already using too much blue in this card, I wanted the sky to look different and sort of ethereal.  I used my Antique Linen and Tattered Rose distress Oxides for the sky.  I die-cut a piece of mint green card stock for the grass using the sky border dies as well.  I drew the balloon and confetti strings with my Micron Pens.  I finished the design by adding a heart enamel sticker on the puzzle and stamped my sentiment.

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Here’s a little close-up:

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I just love the simplicity of this card!  I hope you got inspired today.  I have also listed and linked the supplies I used below.

Would you like to win a $25 store credit to Newton’s Nook Designs Online Shop?

Here’s how to win: To win this bonus prize, comment on the NND blog and Design Team blogs (see list below)!  The winner will be chosen at random from the posts linked below.  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 Sunday April 8th at 11:55 pm EST to comment  —  winners will be announced on the blog post on Tuesday April 10th. 

 

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Bitty Bunnies Spring Card

Ahh! Spring is almost here and I am ready for all things “pastel”, haha!  I am back today to share with you a Spring card, showcasing the Bitty Bunnies stamp set and coordinating dies, with some squeezed lemonade, shaded lilac and tattered rose distress oxide inks.

I have a process video for you today so I will keep this blog post short.  I hope you got inspired.  The supplies I used are listed and linked below. Have a wonderful day!

Here’s my card:

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Here’s a close-up:

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The process video:

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Newton’s Nook – Love Bites – Cards for the Children’s Hospital

I was requested to donate some cards at the local Children’s Hospital where I live.  I was supposed to make it very simple, kid-friendly with no sequins or glitter.  Since Valentine’s Day is fast-approaching, I decided to use the new Love Bites stamp set by Newton’s Nook Designs.

The Love Bites stamp set is so versatile, you can create so many different projects using this set.  It doesn’t have to be Valentine’s-related.  You can also use it to make cute little notes to your kids to add to their lunchboxes, or just leave them notes to brighten their day.

I have a video tutorial for you creating 3 projects so I will keep this blog post short.  Here are my projects:

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Here’s the video:

Thanks for stopping by today.  I have listed and linked all the supplies below.  Have a great day!

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