Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Make A Swoosh Basketball Gift Bag!

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Day two of our manly-man week of projects is this basketball gift bag.

I love to get these kraft gift bags and dress them up with Cricut cuts.  You can personalized a gift bag pretty quickly with the Cricut.

I used the Cricut Sports Mania cartridge and cut the basketball at 6" and the Swoosh word art at 3".
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I made some of the framed blue layers myself in the Cricut Craft Room (free online design program with more info HERE).
Using the Bo Bunny Double Dot paper gave the basketball some texture.  A white Signo Uniball pen added faux stitching.
And now for our giveaway!

This week's giveaway is the Cricut Teddy Bear Parade cartridge!

How can you win?

1) Leave a comment below letting me know if you use washi tape (that new paper tape that's all the rage).
2) Subscribe to the blog HERE.

That's it!

You will have more chances by leaving comments on the daily posts so be sure and do that!

Winner will be announced on Monday, May 20, 2013 and has two weeks to claim prize.

Speaking of washi tape, don't forget to sign up for this FREE webinar:


Lain Ehmann's monthly FREE scrapbooking webinar:
Addicted to washi tape but not sure how to use it? Or maybe you’re in love with the sticky stuff and want to learn MORE ways to put your favorite trend to good use. In either case, washi guru Monica Bradford has some creative tips up her sleeve. In May’s free scrapinar, Monica will wow you with her prowess as she wrangles her washi and makes it do her bidding. You’ll never look at washi the same way again!
Here’s What You’ll Learn:
  • ALL NEW tips and techniques for using washi tape on your projects
  • How to incorporate popular trends using washi
  • How to create your own washi tape
  • Storage ideas for your rolls
  • And more!
Spend an hour with Monica Bradford and me, and you’ll be ready to holler Washi Wahoo!

Join Us May 17th for Free!


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112 comments:

  1. I don't use Washi tape because, honestly, I'm afraid I will start collecting it all like ribbon, stickles, embossing folders, etc. I think the designs are great and I am sure in some cases, it's great to use it for borders, etc.

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  2. I try and use Washi here and there where the colors and patterns I currently have fit.

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  3. Beautiful project - I never tried the Washi tape YET!!!

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  4. I don't use washi tape yet. I am a horder who's hubby is in the military, which means our household weight has to be under a certain amount (not much) when we move or we pay crazy fees. I think I would love to have it and I would be a crazy collector of every style and color otherwise and I would learn to use it better from amazing people such as yourself.

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  5. I don't use the washi tape. I haven't seen any uses yet that I would use on my layouts or cards.

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  6. I love your gift bag...haven't tried washi, but want to soon!

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  8. I have not used Washi Tape yet however, after the Webinar on May 17th, I am certainly going to give it a whirl!

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  9. Love your bag. I have used washi tape before. I used it on cards. I really need to get more designs

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  10. I have never even heard of washi tape. I better check it out!

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  11. Yes, I love washi tape.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  12. I have not used Washi Tape but looking forward to giving it a shot after the Webinar with Lain. Thanks for a chance to win the Teddy Bear cartridge.

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  13. I have seen the washi tape and it looks really nice but have not purchased any. It would beat trying to put tape on the back of ribbons. Love the patterns.

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  14. What a great giftbag for a boy.
    marilyn2222 @ hotmail dot com
    follower

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  15. I am an email subscriber.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  16. I have a few rolls of washi tape. Love the fact that it's easily removable, 'cause I'm an indecisive scrapper. Have a hard time "matching" other colors with it because it's transparent, though. Maybe the webinar will solve that for me. Thanks!
    -AnnieBeth in MI

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  17. Love the bag!! I don't use washi tape but it looks interesting!

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  18. Cute bag! I haven't used washi tape yet but but in sure I will soon! Thanks for the chance to win, this cartridge is on my must have list!!

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  19. Gorgeous gift bag...perfect for a basketball player!!! Yes I have used washi...I don't use it often. Lee-Ann :)

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  20. i bought some washi tape but i have not used it yet

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  21. Haven't used washi tape yet....still fairly new to all this scrapbooking stuff...but do love learning new idea's and techniques.

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  22. I haven't used washi tape yet as I try to get around buying all the new rage but I think I want to try it!
    Hugs,
    Trish

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  23. love the bag. I have 2 rolls of washi tape but haven't used it yet. Don't know why but just afraid to try it? But I am sure after watching techniques others use that I will give it a try.

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  24. Cute bag. I own some washi but honestly haven't really used it. Used a couple lil pieces to decorate a PL card once but that was it. I'm going to take that class to try to inspire myself on using it

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  25. I put it on my pens for work, now everyone at I work knows what pens are mine. They now get returned to me if I leave one laying around. Sounds silly I know, but when you have a favorite pen you do what you can to keep others from taking it.

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  26. Great gift bag! I haven't tried washi yet. Afraid I will get hooked on it!

    bdcampers@msn.com

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  27. What an adorable gift bag! I bought some washi tape and have yet to use it! I love seeing it on other peoples projects, but just kind of forget to try it!
    Teresa

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  28. I love washi!!! Perfect to add extra color on cards an layouts!

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  29. Very cute. I own but have not tried the Washi tape yet.

    Tina
    aurathentic@gmail.com

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  30. Super awesome bag! I love the great color combo too!

    Tracy

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  31. I am so jazzed about the washi tape event on th 17th... have to find a way to sneak it in from work... but I used some on a Mothers Day album of my grand babies first trip to DL and it was adorable. Unfortunately, those are the only colors I have LOL red, black, yellow of various patterns and some specific for Mickey Mouse..... Love the bag for Fathers Day.. Quick easy and can fill with all a manly chocaholic needs!!

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  32. What a great bag for the basketball fanatic!! This is the first time I've heard of wash tape. Will need to check it out. Thanks for sharing this great bag.

    LST in Colorado

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  33. Your gift bag looks great! I love that you added the faux stitching, it adds just the right touch! No, I am not a user of Washi tape.
    Pam
    scrap-n-sewgranny.blogspot.com

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  34. Your bag looks fantastic, love it,
    I haven't managed to get any Washi tape yet, but I have made my own with tissue papers and stamps and double sided tape, I've used it on cards and tags,

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  35. I love this bag! The colors are awesome. I have just started using washi tape.
    Kerry

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  36. So far I have been a collector of washi tape. They are so cute!! I did use it in a couple of cards but panicked that I might use it too much and run out!!!

    tammyK.

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  37. I love decorating bags with Cricut cuts, too. I have only 4 rolls of Washi tape and don't use it near enough. It is very, very handy for keeping a die in place on paper when I run it through my Cuttlebug, but I need to incorporate it into my cards more.

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  38. Cute bag! Thanks for sharing! Yes, I use washi tape, but I must admit I'm better at collecting all the pretty colors than actually finding a way to use it.

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  39. I use Washi tape alot. This weekend I used a green to wrap a shish-ka-bob stick to look like a flower stem for a Mother's Day gift. :) Love the teddy bears!

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  40. Adorable basketball bag!! I don't use Washi tape...can't really tell you why...just didn't ever get into it!

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  41. I don't currently have any wash tape, but there are tons of cute designs of it out there and I'd love to try it out one day!

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  42. Great giftbag! I've followed you for awhile and enjoy it all! Thank you! And, thanks for the opportunity to win this cartridge. I would love to have this one.
    Sue

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  43. I love your bag! I haven't used washi tape....yet. I know it's coming though. Thank you for the great giveaway, the teddy bear cartridge is on my wish list.
    Kim S. from N. California

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  44. What great bag lots of awesome details. You sure know how to create fantastic gift bags. I don't use Washi Tape.....have some just haven't used it so go figure...keep forgetting to use it. hmmm ever happen to you ????? (LOL)

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  45. Love this bag! My BFF's son has a BD coming up & he is a phenom in basketball!! I have not jumped on the washi tape band wagon yet. Have not found a use for it at this time. Thank you for the chance to get ahold of this Adorable cartridge!!! kweenbee_612@yahoo.com

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  46. I haven't fallen in love with the Washi tape yet. I'm still on the ribbon bandwagon. :-)

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  47. Great bag. I do use washi tape :)
    -Jamie
    Babyblueangel_30@yahoo.com

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  48. Love the sport bag! I use washi tape once in a while to hold a die in place.

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  49. Love the sport bag! I'm going to have to make one for my nephew's birthday in September. I have been avoiding the Washi tape trend...that is until recently. I picked up some beautiful rolls on clearance and already signed up for the webinar. Can't wait to start using it on some projects!

    Debra H
    onecraftygirl2010@hotmail.com

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  50. I love washi tapy, it so easy to use and gives any gift or card or anything a beautiful touvh. My favorite use is when my kids take some paper bag luch or snacks for a special event or trip, i just seal the paper bag with some washi tape that says a nice message or just cute images for my younger one, and they feel so special!

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  51. I have not started to use Washi tape. Yet.

    ighmeg at yahoo dot com

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  52. Love washi tape for cards and that extra little something on layouts!

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  53. I've purchased some tape but have not used it in a project yet. I have seen some really cute ideas so it is in my plans to use it soon!
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    gypsyrps@me.com

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  54. I haven't tried washi tape yet, but it looks like fun. Love those Teddies, though. BethAnn M.

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  55. No, I haven't been using washi tape yet. I guess I just don't know what creative things I can do with it.
    BTW - love the basketball bag- I'll have to keep it in mind for a future project.

    Michelle
    shamusnj@yahoo.com

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  56. Awesome guy giftbag. Love the Bo Bunny dots. You've inspired me. I need a giftbag for my grandson's birthday party on Saturday. I think I'll use a dinosaur theme because that is the image on his party invite.

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  57. Your gift bag is so cute!! And, so sad, I have never tried Washi tape. I think I really heard about it last fall, and starting last fall, I had one DD get married in March and another this July. I have just been too busy to try new things!

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  58. Washi tape rules!
    Can't get enough of
    it. I have around 40
    rolls of it so far....
    Carla from Utah

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  59. I love your swoosh bag and I love Teddy Bears, thanks for the chance to win.
    Rene from OZ xo

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  60. Love the sport bag, its so cool. And just the right size for a small gift.
    Also like your choice of give aways. I think that cart is so adorable and I cant get my hands on.
    DawnRI

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  61. I have washi tape, but haven't really used it yet...I would love some creative ideas!

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  62. I haven't actually used the Washi tape yet, but I've been collecting it! LOL. You should see my scrap room...really!

    April

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  63. Super cute bag, love it!!! I have washi tape but haven't used it yet!

    Thanks for the chance to win!

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  64. I haven't tried washi tape, but I'd like to. 6 more days of school left - maybe I can get some and try it when school is out! Thanks for the chance to win, my younger daughter loves teddy bears!
    Teresa
    rdrepublican@windstream.net

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  65. The bag is very nice, great idea for a guy! Like many others, I have some washi tape, but haven't used it yet!

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  66. I love the bag, and it is a great idea for a guy!! They are always so hard to make things for. Thanks for sharing!! I would love, love, love, to win Teddy Bear Parade. This has been on my wish list for a long time. Thanks!!

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  67. Love the bag, what a great idea. My grandson has a birthday in July and plays basketball in high school, I will be using your idea. TFS. I would love to win the teddy bear cartridge.

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  68. I have tried it a couple of times but I keep forgetting where it is. I have more stuff than I can keep up with.

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  69. I love it... when you use a cartridge that I have! Great idea,love the double dot(Bo bunny) paper you used on the basketball! This idea would work great with any birthday theme/sports!I do have have some washi tape...THAT I HAD TO HAVE...but :( sadly I have not used it yet.Thanks for a chance to win this Teddy Bear parade cart.
    rosebud222222222

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  70. Yes, I use washi tape. It helps tie things together when you just need a little something.

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  71. Super cute bag!!!! Yes I have used washi tape on some cards and a few other things - love it!!!

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  72. Great idea for a gift bag. I have a few rolls of washi tape that I have used, but not as well as I have seen others use it.

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  73. I have a whole jar full of rolls of washi tape. I get it out and look at it but I never seem to use any of it :) My goal this summer is to use up my washi tape so I can buy new ones.
    Crystal
    auntyministra@gmail.com

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  74. LOVE the bag!! gotta try the tape!!

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  75. Love the gift bag and yes I use washi tape.

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  76. The gift bags are adorable. That is the best use of the sports cartridge that I have seen. I bought some wash tape but have yet to use it. You may have given me the push I need.
    Thank you.

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  77. Love the gift bag. Wow, I would love this cartridge!!!

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  78. I have used washi tape a few times, but haven't totally succumbed to its charm...yet. I will be watching the webinar! That is such a cute basketball card! Would love to win that Teddy Bear cart! Thanks for your generous giveaways!

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  79. I've never used washi tape. I have seen different blogs that has used it and looks like something I would try.

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  80. Now that is a fabulous gift bag!

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  81. I love this!

    La-Vie
    http://cestla-viedesigns.blogspot.com/

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  82. Great project! Sports Mania is an awesome cartridge with so much on it! I have lots of washi tape and I love it! I'm finding new things all the time to use it for! :-)

    javajen1 at hotmail dot com

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  83. Cute bag. I have not yet used Washi tape. I want to, but just haven't tried it yet.

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  84. I love how you decorate your bags! I love washi tape!
    Ra6352 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  85. I haven't used washi tape yet - but I will have to try it. Looks like fun! Jeanette in Webster Groves

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  86. Such a fun gift bag. I love the dots. TFS AJ-

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  87. Terrific gift bag! Washi tape is great fun! Looking forward to new ideas with your webinar!
    SusanJ in Atlanta

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  88. What a great gift bad. This would be perfect for my husband or son who both love basketball. TFS.

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  89. I have purchased washi tape but I'm not sure how to use it. I'll try the seminar, but last time I did, it didn't work.

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  90. Not yet! Some projects look really amazing - I really need to try it.

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  91. I have some washi tape but I don't use it much.

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  92. great bag and a great idea sents fathers day is coming. washi tape is great i just got some from joanns from the dollar bens. thanks for sharing, God Bless.

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  93. I've just discovered washi tape and I think it's great! I can't wait to use it in more of my projects.

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  94. WOW! I love this gift bag! I've never used Washi Tape....yet!

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  95. What a great gift bag! I struggle with masculine cards and this is a great idea for a card,too.

    I have some washi tape and try to use it but usually don't remember until my project is done. My sister made a card using homemade washi tape following this tutorial http://danielleflanders.blogspot.com/2012/07/8-pm-est-diy-badge-homemade.html and it was so neat to have the tape to match her paper.

    I am a subscriber

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  96. Yes I too LUV this tape, but more so, I've been putting the tape on wwll paper that the tape DOES NOT stick to it, the paper has a high gloss, like the old time photos were printed on...Well I use mostly the PLAIN TAPE, (it'smokaynon design tape, but it's way too bust for my taste) any hoo, Once I've line the paper w/the tape, I RUN it w/ my A.G. EMBOSSING FOLDERS-it adds a bit of EXTRA-POP to tapes texture, and it also "looks Great on well picture a white embossed card w/ligtht pastels color embossed wasi tape...yumm yummy looking, esp when i then make the object a cut-out as a focal point! sure wish I knew "how-2" load-up a picture of one of my cards to show you how some have turned-out..not bad if I do say so myself...Thanks again for the chance to WIN another one of Your FABULOUS GIFTS- Your BLOG sure has become a SUCESS...YEA
    kudos for you...you go girl! Keep on rockin your creations!!!

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  97. I finally bought a few rolls of washi and don't know why I didn't a long time ago....so many fun ways to add to the creativity! Thanks for the give away opportunity!

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  98. Love all your gift bags. Keep 'em coming!!
    Karen L 1020 at gmail dot com

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  99. What a cute gift bag! I have washi tape, but honestly haven't used it yet. I keep forgetting I have it! Maybe when I get my craft room organized from utter chaos, I will keep it handy. Would love to own the Teddy Bear Parade. Has been on my "wish list" for some time now.

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  100. Ooohhhhhh so exciting!!! I have the tape...not all that excited about...you can make it for same price to buy it with materials you probably already own.
    I very much enjoy your blog and getting updates...don't always have the time I'd like to spend on search more on it...but I'd go so crazy over this cartridge. I asked for it for a Christmas present and I asked for birthday and I asked for anniversary and yet didnt get it....it's top on my wish list...I <3 teddy bears and have since I was a kid....I so hope I win!!! Been stuck in wheel chair from surgery....boy would this give me something to look forward to playing with!!!!! If I don't I hope someone who does win it has lots of fun!!!

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  101. I like washi tape...but I forget I have it and therefor forget to use it on my layouts...must remember this. Thanks for an opportunity to win Teddy Bear Parade...cutest cartridge ever!!!

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  102. I've got a couple of rolls stashed away but it's never yet made it to the work desk

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  103. I have not tried wash tape. I just don't have any room for another collection of embellishments! It's hard enough for me to store and remember to use my ribbon and twine and...

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  104. Yes I use it all the time. It's so awesome.
    marilyn2222 @ hotmail dot com
    follower

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  105. I bought several rolls but I haven't remembered to use it yet. Need to copy ideas from people like you.

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  106. This is awesome, my youngest son would love this bag. I picked up some washi tape from Target a few weeks ago and haven't had time to even try it yet.
    angel hugs
    Debby

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  107. What a wonderful gift bag. LOVE it! TFS.
    D~ dmcardmaker (AOL)
    http://designsbydragonfly.blogspot.com

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  108. Cute bag! Thanks for sharing...as for washi tape...I haven't made any projects with it quite yet but I've seen them around and all the cute simple projects you can make with it!!

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