Monday, July 22, 2013

Love You A Latte Card and Envelope!


This Love You A Latte card is from Just Because Cards Cricut cartridge! Did I ever mention that this is one of my favorite cartridges?? I think it is so fun and easy, once you get the hang of it!

I wanted a romantic card for my husband that wasn't too feminine and thought this would be a perfect sentiment - not too mention that he loves coffee so he is sure to like this. 

All paper today is from the Anna Griffin Calisto collection - so gorgeous for a manly look! Ink is Chai from Papertrey Ink. 

Remember, inking is such a wonderful way to enhance your items. Coffee Pot was run through the Cuttlebug with the Divine Swirls folder.

I cut today's "Love You A Latte" card (key 11) at 6-1/2". Remember, once you set that dial, you are good for the card, envelope, image and word art. I added a little finish piece to the inside.


I added some stitching to the word art to help it stand out. I was not terribly consistent in how I stitched but it works (I think...). I also used the Swiss Dots Cuttlebug folder on the oval underneath.

Envelope front

Envelope Back

Great thing about this Anna Griffin paper is that it is double sided which makes a nice inside to the envelope also. The envelope I used is key 43 (peach) because that is my favorite envelope. It fits nicely on a 12x12 sheet of paper and folds up nicely also. I cut it at 6-1/2" which actually allowed my plenty of room for my ribbon without any squishing.

In addition, I made a sticker and stencil to go on the envelope. They were both cut at 2". The sticker and stencil feature keys need to be set at the size you want them. 

So, for instance, if you use the Sticker or Stencil feature key and you have the dial at 6-1/2", it will cut an image that is 6-1/2" high - it does not re-adjust for the card like the other feature keys do. I like the coffee pot sticker on the envelope flap; it just adds so much.

Here is a quick video of tips and tricks for using the Just Because Cards cartridge - I hope this helps. While I am showing a different card than what is here, the tricks are still applicable.
Click HERE if you can't see the video.

Also, on a personal note, my dad is in the hospital and things are looking very uncertain, so I would appreciate any good thoughts and prayers.  Thank you!

This week's giveaway:
How can you win?

1) Leave a comment below - Have you used the Just Because Cards cartridge?  Thumbs up or down?
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2) Subscribe to the blog HERE.

That's it!

Winner will be announced on Sunday, July 28, 2013 and has two weeks to claim prize.  Allow 2-4 weeks to receive.

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118 comments:

  1. Prayers for our father. I do not own the Just Because cartridge so I have never used it. Thought about getting it. Would love to win the Baby Steps circuit cartridge since I have another grandchild on the way. Thanks for a chance to win

    mimicaro9650 at yahoo dot com
    http://www.whodatscrapper.blogspot.com

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  2. Sorry it should have said for your father in my comment. Miss typed it

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  3. Love Love Love the cards you make from this cart! This one is no different! Great color ans embossing!
    JenE, ScrappyJenE@gmail.com

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  4. Joy..I like this cartridge a lot and use it when my brain can't think as this one pretty much does it all for you. I wish you could make any envelope with any card and maybe it's just ding a ling me but I have tried to make a few envelopes for regular cards I am making and I get that dang "will not fit" error...which I am sure is a user error. Anyway hanks for the video...I would love this cartridge to add to my collection....I don't have any baby ones. So thanks for yet another great give away...I need Nifty fifties if anyone wants to sell theirs!!:) Also sorry to hear your father is not doing well. You and your dad will be in my thoughts and prayers...I hope you are able to find some comfort thru all the many people who love you. God Bless...Gabby

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  5. Just Because Cards is a GREAT cartridge and I do use it a lot. Prayers for your Dad.

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  6. Super cute!! Thumbs up on the Just Because cart!!

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  7. Prayers for your dad...

    Love the cartridge. You do amazing work.

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  8. Love it a latte!!!!! Another oldie but goodie cart that I need to go back and use.

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  9. I love your card it's perfect for the guy in your life! I do love the Just because cartridge it's a good all-round cartridge that I go to a lot!

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  10. I look forward everyday to getting this email. I would like to see a few more during the day with ideas :)

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  11. Wouldn't mind more emails if you can do it. Daily is good for me. Love seeing your Cricut ideas. Keeps me motivated!

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  12. Sending thoughts and prayers for your family. Take care. Christine

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  13. I don't have the "just Because" Cartridge but zi have used the Wild Cards Cartridge quite often.

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  14. Your card is amazing and I really love your color palette definitely masculine. OOOOOh a coffee lover too a man after my own heart. You did a great job creating his birthday card. Happy Birthday to your sweet hubby. Thanks for the awesome video.
    Sorry your dad isn't well I will be sending positive thoughts his way and will keep him in my prayers.

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  15. This cartridge is great for those times when you need a little inspiration. I would love t o add the baby steps cartridge to my collection.

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  16. First and foremost, so sorry your father is not well,sending prayers to your father and your family.
    Your card is very cute, I love the blue and brown and that you did the envelope to match.
    I don't have the Just Because cartridge therefore never used it.
    Pam
    scrap-n-sewgranny.blogspot.com

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  17. Prayers for your father and your family. I do have the just because cartridge and love it. You can do so many different cards with it.

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  18. Prayers for your father and your family. I do have the just because cartridge and love it. You can do so many different cards with it.

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  19. Will continue to pray for your Dad and family. YES, love, love, love Just Because card cartridge! God Bless. Marsha from NY

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  20. I love the cartridge & do not have this one!!! Thanks for the giveaway!!!

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  21. I have not made anything from this cartridge.
    Sometimes it takes you to see an example. Now I'll have to try it.
    Thanks for a chance to win.
    Prayers going up for dad.

    Mary O'Neal

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  22. Prayers for your Dad! I have never used this cartridge but thanks for the tutorial.

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  23. Love it a latte! I have it and need to use it more.

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  24. This is such a good reminder for me to break out this cartridge and use it! Am trying to use my stash and have been making stationary bundles, for gifts, and just using the scraps and pieces. This helps me remember to just use that cartridge and I would have it all done so much easier! Great tutorial!

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  25. I have not used the just because cartridge.

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  26. What an absolute JOY to watch your clear, not too fast, not too slow videos! I really haven't use this cart much BUT, I will now...on my way to do some "secret" numbering ! I do hope your Dad is doing better...I've been in those shoes and it's so difficult feeling like you just don't know what to do to make things better.....sometimes you just can't.
    p.s. hope you create more videos with lots of insider tips....they REALLY are appreciated!
    Creative Wishes
    Claire S
    www.scrapmyway.blogspot.com

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  27. Hope everything goes well for your dad. Cute card with stitching, love it!

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  28. I don't own this cart, but it looks like one I would use alot since I'm new to cardmaking. I love all the cards you make...they are always beautiful. I'm sending prayers and thoughts for you and your father. And a big hug so you know we all care about you!
    Elaine C from WA

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  29. I love your ideas! Such a creative wonder! thank you for the chance to win such an awesome cartridge!

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  30. I do have this cartridge but it has been underused. I wuill pull it out again and give it a whirl. Thanks for the tips.

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  31. Prayers for all of your family , I have this cartridge, I haven't used it a lot need to take a second look at it as I make a lot of cards. Thanks for the chance to win

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  32. I Love the Primary colors. Probably because it looks more nautical.

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  33. Great card...I don't that that cart.
    Will be keeping your dad and family in my prayers.

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  34. All my positive healing thoughts are headed your family's way! Take extra good care of yourself!

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  35. Your card and envelope are beautiful! Just Because Cards has lots of cute images. I'll give it a thumbs up, although I don't remember if I've ever actually used it!

    I'll be praying for your dad and family. I'm so sorry to hear about his illness.

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  36. Love this cute card. Great papers. Love this cart, too.

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  37. I have used Just Because Cards although I have not made envelopes from it. Thank you so much for the video. My prayers are with you and your family.

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  38. I need to use my cricut more. Thanks for providing me many ideas to use and instructions on how to use my machine. Love the coffee card.

    Denise

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  39. I love your projects. They are wonderful. I am sorry to hear about your Dad. I hope he is better soon. Keep encouraged. Edwina Brown

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  40. I also need to use my cricut more. And the craft room. Thanks for providing me many ideas to use and instructions on how to use my machine. Love the coffee card.

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  41. Haven't used this cart but love the work you show with it!! Another on my to buy list. TFS

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  42. Thank you for the opportunity to win this cartridge. I appreciate your Cricut tutorials! I love my Expression and hope it never breaks down. Will add your Dad to my prayers. Kathy

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  43. I do have this one, and it really helps when I'm stuck for an idea and need one quick! Your video was a great help in explaining the tricks of using this one. Sending positive thoughts and prayers for your dad. BethAnn M.

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  44. Yes, I have it and love it! Thanks so much!

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  45. I have this cartridge and I do not use it much, but I will have to start to use it more. That card is great, love the paper!
    Downey Ocean Scrapper

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  46. Sorry to hear your father might not be doing very well right now but my prayers go your way.

    I have done a few cards with the Just Because cartridge but have used different elements off the cartridge a lot. Thanks for the video... off to see your other posts on this cartridge.

    Cyber hugs...

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  47. I have the cartridge, I don't use it a lot, but I'm glad I have it. It's nice to have some card options when I'm not feeling very creative!

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  48. I have scrapbooked for years, but I am just now getting interested in making cards. I am so excited to find your blog! I just purchased a cuttlebug and the Love you Latte cartridge, so your email was very timely. I am going to try and copy yours. I appreciate your short video on how to post a comment. (I didn't know how, learning something new already!!!!)
    I will say a prayer for your dad. Sorry he isn't doing well.
    Please put my name in the hat for the cricut cartridge you are giving away: Baby Steps.
    Thank you.
    Suzanne from VA

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  49. I haven't used that cartridge yet because I don't have it.

    Prayers going out for your father :)

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  50. I'm sorry to hear about your dad - sending prayers for him.
    I love your "love you latte" card on that Anna Griffin paper! Also watched the video - that is very helpful. I don't have this cartridge but the video is still helpful to better understand cutting the different layered pieces.

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  51. Love your card, but I've not used this cartridge yet! Sorry to hear about your Dad.

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  52. Aww-how sweet for your husband. I haven't used Just Because Cards cartridge.

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  53. I don't have Just Because Cards cartridge but do have Creative Cards and recently bought Wild Cards a a garage sale. Love the card on your site today.

    Prayers for your Dad.

    Beth O.

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  54. I haven't used that cartridge yet. I would love to add Baby Steps to my collection! Thanks for the chance to win! :)

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  55. I love the just because cartridge and use it quite a bit. I also like the videos as I am a visual learner. Thank you for a chance to win. Nancy

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  56. Haven't tried it but plan to buy it soon. NICE CARD! I have learned so much from your tutorials thanks. Started with Create and now have Expresion 2 I enjoy making cards and decorations for the Nursery ward where I work. Wishing the best for your Dad.

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  57. Haven't tried it but plan to buy it soon. NICE CARD! I have learned so much from your tutorials thanks. Started with Create and now have Expresion 2 I enjoy making cards and decorations for the Nursery ward where I work. Wishing the best for your Dad.

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  58. I have used the Just Because Cards, but it has been a while. I really like the envelope feature. I think I need to get it out again! My thoughts and prayers are being sent to your father.

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  59. don't own the just because cards cart, so can't comment. prayers for your dad.

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  60. I have used the just because cards cart, actually I have made all the cards it shows in the carts love it. All good thoughts for you dad.

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  61. I have not used the Just Because cards cartridge, but would love to own it.
    Elaine S.

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  62. My prayers are on your´s father health. I love this cartridge, and really love that have envolepes for all the cards, excellent!

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  63. Thanks for the video. I got this cart for xmas and have yet to use it. But I am pulling it out right now!

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  64. Love the card, cuts and earthtone colors.

    marg0006 at Verizon dot net

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  65. I don't own a Just Because Cards Cricut Cartridge, so can't do thumbs up or down to it.
    God bless your father & your family.

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  66. Great card. I haven't used "Just Because Cards" but would like to buy it. Prayers for your father.

    Tina
    aurathentic@gmail.com

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  67. I have been playing around with the Just Because cartridge in CCR and have added it to my wish list. I do no own it yet. Thank you for the opportunities to win these cartridges. Your card turned out beautifully. Great color choice and I like the play on words.

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  68. I have that cartridge but I haven't used the envelope function. thanks for the video.

    sue
    rolfe974@prodigy.net

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  69. I haven't used this cartridge for a long time, so thanks for inspiring me to get it out and use it again. I am certainly praying for your dad and hoping for the best! Beverly K

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  70. Thanks for the reminder video for this cartridge. Lots of cute cards. Dad and family are in my prayers.

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  71. I do not own this cart yet, but would love to pick it up! Would buy just for the cute tree... Get well wishes for your father!!!

    Angie
    cnaq@centurytel.net

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  72. Sending up prayers for your Dad and the rest of the family. I recently lost my Mom and it is hard to see them not doing good, hopefully your dad will snap out of it and be on the road to recovery.
    Love your card and I do have the Just Because cartridge and love it also. I want to make this for my BFF for her birthday the end of this month so better get hopping, thanks for the tips.
    angel hugs
    Debby

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  73. I do not own this cartridge but love making cards. Hope your dad feels better. He's in my prayers.

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  74. I love your card a latte. TFS.
    I have used it a little but only for cuts for other projects. I haven't tried made any of the cards as they were created.
    D~
    http://designsbydragonfly.blogspot.com

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  75. I have used Just Because Cards its a great
    cartridge.

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  76. I have never used the cartridge but have seen some very nice cards made with it. Long time subscriber and follower.

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  77. I've used it a couple of times, but I usually just buy cards in interest of time. You really make some cute cards, very inspiring.

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  78. Never give up your faith of healing for your dad. My dad is currently in the hospital and been there for over two months with no expectancy to come home. He will be walking his the doors of his home within the next couple of weeks so keep the faith and continue to pray!! As for the Just Because, I haven't every used it since I have only recently received the Cricut Machine.

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  79. I haven't used that cart. Does have some cute cuts on it.

    Prayers for your dad and family.

    Jenny
    Stine069@aol.com

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  80. I love you ideas! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  81. I love the card and the instructions. I hope to see more of this. I have so many cartridges and haven't used half of them because I need a little help just like this. Thank you so much!! Cindy in Florida

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  82. ^hanks for such detailed instructions on the Card and numbering the book. Happy thoughts and prayers to you and your dad.

    Chris B. Grapevine, Tx

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  83. I have this cartridge ... I need to get the dust off and bring it back to life again :-)
    Such a nice card. Beautiful textures and colors. I love it.. Thank you for this blog it's so inspiring to see all the things you do.
    Your dad and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. God bless you all.
    Ramona

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  84. Darling card. I have used Just Because and enjoyed it. Time to use it again!

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  85. Great card! I have not used the Just Because cartridge. Sorry to hear your father is not well. Hope he soon takes a turn for the best.

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  86. I don't have that cartridge, but I did like the video. Thanks a lot. Hope your dad is well soon.

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  87. I have this cart. Haven't used it too much. Need to go and look at it again. Would love to win this cartridge as I just got a new grandbaby 3 weeks ago, and am getting another one next week! Thanks for the videos!

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  88. I want to get this cartridge but haven't had the money for it yet. I would like to win this cartridge because I have been trying to finish my kiddos scrapbook pages for the last two- three years and I am way behind. I have three kids 5, 3, 7 month old, and I am also pregnant due here pretty soon.
    Thanks for the chance.

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  89. 1st and foremost...prayers for your Dad. Hope all is well with him.

    Haven't used the cartridge and would LOVE to win it for me G-kids and their LO's. Thanks for the chance to win :)

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  90. Haven't used it, but would love to try! However, I don't happen to have that one yet! Love your card-blue and brown are one of my favorites!

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  91. I have the cartridge you made the card with & didn't even realize that cut was on there! Thanks for showing usthis great card & another chance to win.

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  92. Sorry to hear that your dad is not doing well. My prayers go out for your family's needs.

    Darling card, love the details.

    Hugs, CyndiU
    cureta2atyahoodotcom

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  93. Sending good vibes to your dad from FL. Alas, I have not used this cartridge, since I don't have it. I know one good way to fix the dilemma.

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  94. I'm so sorry to hear about your dad. My prayers are with you and your family. I don't have this cartridge but seeing this card I will now be stalking ebay for it. My kitchen is done with the coffee theme as my husband and I drinks lots of coffee. I would like to take your card and turn it into a canvas art for my kitchen. Thank you so much for the inspiration. I hope things go well for your dad.

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  95. Hi, Joy I hope you and your family are doing the best as they can and I'm praying for your father to get better and for your family to be strong. For the Lord to be your back bone by keep everyone strong. And I hope you know that you have alot of scrap book friends all over the world that is praying for your father and you and your family for him to get better. 0:-)






    alot of scrap book friends all over the world that is pray for your father and family for him to get

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  96. Hi Joy. I don't understand what happen at the end for double up for what I was trying to write. Sorry
    Delama :-*

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  97. I absolutely adore the colors on this card! It's absolutely beautiful.

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  98. Happy Birthday! Enjoy your special day!

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  99. Have the cartridge but haven't used it yet. Need to try it out it seems though. Thanks!

    Prayers to you and your family.

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  100. I would love to win the cartridge I have a new grandbaby due in November that would be awesome to have.. I am sorry to hear about your Dad's prays being sent.

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  101. What a fun little cartridge. I would love to win it. Thanks for the chance.

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  102. Have a very happy birthday and tell dad to get well soon! My most favorite cate would have to be red velvet with extra cream cheese frosting! Yum!

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  103. I hope you have a fun birthday! thank you for the recipe to your favorite cake! My favorite cake is pretty simple. I love chocolate cake with chocolate frosting and colored sprinkles!

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  104. I hope you have a fun birthday! thank you for the recipe to your favorite cake! My favorite cake is pretty simple. I love chocolate cake with chocolate frosting and colored sprinkles!

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  105. what a cute card & envelope! i don't have the just because cartridge but would make good use of it. my favorite cake is carrot cake. thank u

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  106. Beautiful card! Love it! I do not have the Just Because Cartridge but will have to add it to my wishlist. :) TFS!
    -Mary
    aninspiredcraftroom@gmail.com

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  107. Oh gosh this is a beautiful card! I love the stitching around the titles! I will have to add this cart to my wishlist! TFS!
    Hugs,
    Jo
    xox

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  108. Thumbs Up on the Just Because cart. Yes I have used it and plan to use it more in the future. Just one of those useful cartridges!

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  109. First I want to wish you a happy birthday and prayers for your father. I don't have Just Because Cards yet but will be looking for it after seeing how cute you made the card. I would love the baby cartridge because I have a new granddaughter. Thank you for all your posts.

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  110. I want to use the cart, but I wonder if I need it I already have so many other great carts with cards in them.

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  111. Love this!!!!

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  112. Just Because is one of my favorite carts! Your card is so cute!

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  113. Just Because gets a middle thumb from me. Lol I have found some of the projects like canoe turn out better when cut out bigger, which sometimes means too big for a card. Thumbs up for the envelopes though. Use those often.

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  114. HAPPY BIRTHDAY !!! Your cake sounds yummy. My fav is strawberry made with fresh berries. Joyce from Music City

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  115. New to scrapbooking. Like what I see so far. Looking forward to seeing more and learning.
    Thanks
    Molly

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