Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Giveaways, Spring Cards and new Angel Policy News for the Cricut





I was asked to make 30 A2 sized (4-1/4" x 5-1/2") invitations for a small luncheon and wanted to choose a spring time theme.Here are some cards I made using Forever Young (flower4 cut at 3-1/2" all layers) and Songbird (top note shape cut at 3-3/4" and 4"). I used the Spring Stack from DCWV and used some different coordinating backgrounds. The hardest thing about making a number of cards is trying to get all the papers to make them identical. So, I gave up on identical and went with coordinated...worked for me,,,hee hee!

The most important thing about making 30 invitations is to do each step 30 times. For example, I cut all the card bases at one time. Then, I cut the backgrounds (4" x 5-1/4"). Then I cut the flowers - first I did shadows, then the base, then each layer. I put all those things in stacks. When I had everything cut, then I make an assembly line to put them together.

I used white pen to add stitching. I could seriously add stitching to every project - it's always SO CUTE!

Finally, I did want to update you on the new Angel Policy on the Cricut Board. Basically, it says you can make up to 10,000 assembled items (cards, layouts, cakes, etc.) per year. There is some controversy over whether they can even dictate how many you make but I'm pretty sure we are all safe with the 10,000 number. That's A LOT of cards, etc.

Thanks for stopping by, my sweet papercrafters!

P.S. - check out my Mother's Day layout over at Everyday Cricut! Did you know we are giving away a different prize EVERYDAY this week with our grand prize giveaway on Saturday, in honor of National Scrapbook Day! For more info, click HERE!

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164 comments:

  1. Beautiful invitations... but thats a lot of cards!

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  2. Pretty cards. I know what you are saying on matching paper. Without buying 3-4 stacks, coordinating is the key! Thanks for spelling out the Angel ploicy! I was at the training & had a hard time understanding it!
    Thanks for sharing
    Susan

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  3. I think you did a great job on the invitations!

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  4. Those are some seriously cute invitations! I don't think I've ever made 30 of anything lol. Good job : )

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  5. Cute invitations. I'm with you, 10,000 is probably a safe number.(-:
    Veronica
    vballen@comcast.net

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  6. Very pretty card and TFS the Angel Policy. I was having some difficulty finding it on the web site.

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  7. That was a great idea changing up the backrounds! They all are very cute and who's gonna know? :)

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  8. Nice invitations. I found the 10,000 pretty hilarious!

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  9. Nice looking cards! I like the way you used coordinating colors instead of all identical cards.

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  10. Love the invitations.
    Thank you
    Linda in Stanwood

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  11. Cute cards and I love the stitching too. It makes things pop. In fact, because of you, I've now started using stitching in my layouts and cards. Thank you.

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  12. that flower is beautiful, can't wait to get my hands on that cartridge. i just bought a white marker to add stitching to my projects, after seeing one of your projects. and thanks for the changes to win.

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  13. Joy - those are seriously cute cards! Good idea explaining the assembly line method. Hanging out with teachers I've recently discovered that not everyone works like that, who knew?! Your creations almost convince me that I need a cricut. Then I remember that I'm not crafty :)

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  14. Super cute invite's and thanks for the update on about the message board.
    Monica L.
    monita23@ca.rr.com

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  15. Joy, Your invites are adorable. Great job. Shari (cricutrookie)

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  16. very cute invite thank you for sharing Penny

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  17. What is the angel policy, Im new to all of this. Mindy1qc@msn.com

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  18. Very pretty invitations! I really like that top note shape on Songbird! Very nice indeed! TFS! :)

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  19. First of all thanks for the update on the Angel Policy...I am more than happy cause is no way I will ever make 10,000 projects in a year, lol.

    and the 30 invites...precious...that is what I do too: an assembly line like :)

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  20. these are so pretty Joy, love the color combo

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  21. Absolutely love those invites. Thanks for sharing those.

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  22. Those invites are LOVELY! So glad PC updated it's Angel policy I think it's GREAT!

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  23. Love the invites. I got into the paper crafting with making invites. Love doing them!

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  24. So pretty, Joy! I love the simplicity! Thanks for being a constant inspiration! Have a great week!

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  25. love the cards. I have 9 2pg LOs to make for a swap. need to get busy. Hope your customer likes them.

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  26. Cute cards! I love the stiching too. Thanks for the coupon to Michael's, I plan to use it tomorrow, any suggestions???

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  27. Love this invitation! I bet they loved them!

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  28. So cute. I love the colors and the flower is adorable. Thanks for sharing.

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  29. love the colors on this card. Julie

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  30. Love your cards !3X3 are perfect size when you got alot to make ! Thanks for sharring !
    HUGS, JANIE

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  31. I just love to stop by these sites to see what you are making. Thanks and hoping to win something Saturday for National Scrapbook. I need to be cheered up. My german shepherd got sick suddenly and had to be put to sick. I am so sad right now. He was my baby even if he was 11 yrs old.

    chriswooten57
    mcwooten1999@carolina.rr.com

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  32. very vibrant colors....cool cards:)

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  33. LOVE the invitations!! I am an assembly person too - when needed. As far as the angel policy - it never dawned on me that there would be one. so tfs :) If i could complete that many I wouldn't be behind!! :) but wow!! 10,000 is way up there lol

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  34. BEautiful invitations.
    Erin K.

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  35. Lovely invites Joy!!! And you are right 10,000 is a lot of paper crafting!

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  36. Beautiful, but simple looking to do. That's how I make cards. I almost always do 6 at a time, a just in case thing. Thanks for sharing.

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  37. Thanks for sharing! Your cards are beautiful as always!

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  38. love the card so fresh looking


    Linda R

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  39. Wow 30 of them, that was a lot to do. Great job.

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  40. Great inspiration for a sweet card!I would love to win a giveaway!!!!

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  41. I recently made graduation hats for my granddaughter's VPK class. I had to make 23 of them. I did the same as you, I cut everything out and put them in piles. I then assembled each, it was sooooo much easier. I love your invitations and I agree that the stitching is a wonderful addition. Thank you

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  42. MitchJ:
    what a pretty layout.
    watson(at)zerostreet(dot)net

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  43. Pretty card....I have noticed lots of people making cards DO not make them identical...I always went for the identical and went ct=razy!

    sugarsherri
    Katy, TX

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  44. With such gorgeous invitations, everybody will want to attend the event for sure! Lovely work!

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  45. BEAUTIFUL !! That's a lot of work...Thank heavens for the Cricut!! :) TFS!!

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  46. Very pretty invitations. Perfect colors!

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  47. Love your invitations. Thanks for all you tips on using the cricuit.

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  48. i see why you were asked to make these. very well done!

    kat

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  49. Very cute! I know I've said this before, but you are such a great inspiration!

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  50. I had the same problem with baby shower invites, how do you make them all match when you run out of paper? So glad I'm not the only one. ;o) Yours are gorgeous! TFS

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  51. Such pretty cards Joy. I know what you mean about making them assembly line style, that's what I did with our Christmas cards last year. Fun times! :)

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  52. Very cute and bright invitations! Love the details with the white pen. Great job!

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  53. Cute and easy to make for so many!

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  54. Absolutely adorable. Keep them coming and thank you for all the great ideas.

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  55. great invitations!! I like not making them all the same

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  56. I just did a Mother's Day card and added the stitching and everyone in my group agreed that it added so much to the card. Know what you mean. It was in the shape of a pocketbook so on the inside it made it look like the lining was stitched, really cute. My friend does multiple cards to give to her church so I will pass this post on to her. TFS
    Mstgane
    Ann

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  57. Cute an cheery invitations! RonnyJ

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  58. Beautiful invitations! I'm really enjoying this blog and how much I'm learning!

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  59. Adoralbe. Love the white stitcing

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  60. What a busy girl, Joy! Your invitations turned out great! :) I just ordered the Forever Young Cartridge & I knew it had quite a few flowers, but honestly, this is one time I couldn't look at your card & guess what cartridge was used! They are so versatile!

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  61. Pretty invitations...I love the white stitching...it really adds so much. TFS!

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  62. I will be using this invitation for my upcoming event! Thanks!!!

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  63. These are too cute! Love them!

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  64. I love the colors and the way you embossed the background. So cute!!

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  65. I like them a lot. It is cold in Montana today so the spring flowers look welcoming.

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  66. Great invitations! They are very springy and I love that they coordinate and aren't exactly the same. I always do that when I make more than 1 of a design.

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  67. SO Cute! I have to find a white pen! Thanks for helping to make this week so exciting!!

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  68. Beautiful Cards Joy! They look wonderful and whoever gets them are very lucky! I know I would save my invite! :) (scrapper1969)

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  69. LOL I have a hard time making individual cards let alone 10,000 of ANYTHING so I'm safe! Cute card Joy.

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  70. You continue to make the Cricut look so easy and useful for those of us trying to figure it out yet. I love all your printed papers and getting to see what is out there.

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  71. very nice invitation that looks perfectly appropriate for a luncheon. The stitching adds that extra POP.

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  72. 10,000! I'm safe. Your cards are beautiful. Love the colors.

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  73. Adorable...definitely reminds me of spring!

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  74. Very springy invitations Joy! Love the big flower and pretty paper. Can't imagine that you made 30!!! Would've taken me all year LOL.

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  75. Great job! :) I can just picture you there with your assembly line!

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  76. Really nice! You give great ideas!
    Thank You!

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  77. Cute cards and fun colors.. Thanks!

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  78. Such cute invitations! I love the papers you used, yup, very springy.

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  79. That was a lot of work especially having to do the stitching. Looks great! I would do the same thing with the paper! Great job, but you always do!!!

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  80. Cute invitations, love the colors!!!

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  81. Very nice job on the invites. Coordinating is the best way to go.
    TFS

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  82. Thanks, cute, quick, and simple.

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  83. You are so creative. The invitations are very cute, wow that was a lot to make. Thanks for the heads up on the Angel Policy.

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  84. Love these invitations and the colors. Thanks for sharing.
    Rebecca:)

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  85. What a lovely card and you actually show us how to make it do-able! TFS
    mccadesmom at gmail dot com

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  86. Pretty invitations. That's so much work! Your Cricut must have been burnin' up! The Cuttlebugging really pops. (awillmon39@aol.com)

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  87. Very cute cards. Thanks for sharing the ideas of not making them identical, but coordinating. I've made stack of thank yous and it did get to be a problem making them all identical. As long as they match, its all good!

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  88. Darling invitations! Love the paper you chose. It is perfect for the ocassion.

    deelepage@hotmail.com

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  89. Delightfull invitations. That was a lot of work. I like the coordinating paper plan.

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  90. I really thinks these cards came out good and the colors just pop!

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  91. What a huge job. They turned out so beautiful and no one will know that the other person's invitation was different than theirs!

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  92. Great invitations! Love the spring theme! I agree about the stitching as well! It almost always looks good!

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  93. those are so cute.
    michele
    tishy34@hotmail.com

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  94. Love the white stitching but I do think I would find doing it on 30 cards a bit daunting. Thanks so much.

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  95. soooo nice but with the texture - over the top!

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  96. Jackie "B"April 28, 2010 at 12:30 PM

    Cute invitations, So much like spring. Thanks for sharing

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  97. Very pretty and thanks for the tips. Best part about this community. You get to learn from others about the hard and easy ways of doing things.

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  98. So cute, thanks for sharing one great card after another

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  99. Love your invitations...and thanks for posting the Angel Policy so all could see!

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  100. very nice. thanks for the tips on mass producing. ;o)


    amylucimar (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  101. lovely invitations. I like that they are all a little different.

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  102. Love the invitations--so bright and cheery.

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  103. Those are such pretty cards. Thanks for sharing

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  104. Love those invitations Joy!

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  105. Thanks so much for the step by step guide. I am always making cards in quanity & your right ONE step @ a time. :0



    created2bunique at ymail dot com

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  106. Love your invitations! Esp the background pp a little different.

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  107. Beautiful invites...love the flower:)

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  108. knowing a little bit about card making makes me appreciate the number of steps each card needed especially the embossing!

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  109. Very cute invitations...thanks for sharing

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  110. what lovely invitations that will become keepsakes from the event! very smart! marie sierra
    mea57_98@yahoo.com

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  111. I like those spring colors. They look great!
    Janine

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  112. Wow they are all super detailed yet you were able to make so many, they're great!

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  113. very cute cards. Love the colors.

    dmck50@bellsouth.net

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  114. Thanks for the coupons But they don't help, If I don't carry them with me ;-).

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  115. I am leaving another post, can't find my original one.

    Really is nice, and thanks for the inspiration!

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  116. WOW, these are AWESOME!! Your cards are PERFECT!:)
    hugs,
    Emma:)

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  117. Really nice invites. Love the top note type cut. I bought the songbird cart just for that!

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  118. These invitations are so cute. Love all the texture. You did a great job!

    Sheila C
    turbo_132@yahoo.com

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  119. Great invitations. 10,000 cards?? I wonder if anyone has done that before in a year.

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  120. Love the invites......love flowers, this one is GREAT...with the layering. TFS jls IA


    jlscheiber@gmail.com

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  121. These are adorable! I agree with you that stitching seems to look cute on almost everything... I'm going to have to get myself a white pen! :) Thanks so much for the update on the Angel Policy, it's nice to know that I can sell more items than I could probably make in a year. :)

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  122. soooo cute!!! luv the stitching..and the colors are so bright and cheerful.....wow so many to do

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  123. These invitations are so beautiful. You did a great job. Love that paper.

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  124. Oh...i like how you added "stitching" to the flower. very cute.

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  125. Love these invitations they are pretty.
    Minta
    mintab@gmail.com

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  126. I love these. I just bought this stack and love the paper. Your items are always so beautiful.

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  127. Beautiful invitations and those pastel colours really do suit the flower cuts.

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  128. Love the invitations! Great paper choices, the flower is gorgeous!

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  129. Love these spring time colors!

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  130. Love the box!! And the luncheon cards!! Thanks for sharing :)

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  131. Invitations are great! I love the stitching on the flowers.

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  132. The paper for these invitations are wonderful. Great choices!

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  133. These invitations are simply delightful. I am trying to better on paper selection and this helps.

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  134. Love the color combination, Joy! Are you keeping track of all the cuts you make? LOL

    TFS

    Carmen

    cal8007 at aol dot com

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  135. What a gorgeous invitation! I love the colors and the patterns!

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  136. Fabulous cards as usual!!!
    BTW, thanks for the tips on the Just Because cart - I just got it and was glad I saw your video so I won't get frustrated with the cart.

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  137. Great invitations. I love the fact that they are coordinated and not exactly alike! I like the texture of the paper you used. It makes it look a bit like fabric.

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  138. Very cute invitations Joy!!

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