Tuesday, August 27, 2013

[Video]Close to My Heart Artbooking - Hand Piece a multi-colored Overlay Background!

Today's Close to My Heart Artbooking card uses this arrow overlay background and coordinating arrows.  I wanted to put a variety of colors behind the cream colored arrow overlay. 

Last week, in THIS POST, I showed you how to put a variety of colors behind an overlay using the Cricut Craft Room.

Then, I got a lot of requests to show you all how to hand piece the various colors behind an overlay background.  The video below will show you how to do that.
To start, using the Close to My Heart Artbooking Cricut cartridge, I cut the overlay shown above at 8", NO real dial size.
Then, using the same cartridge, I cut two arrows - one at 1" and one at 1-1/2".  The "thanks" (sized at 1") was welded using the font on this cartridge.
Here's a close up of the Close to My Heart Artbooking cartridge  bundle (see below):
Check out the video below to see how to hand piece this card (click HERE if you can't see the video):





Questions about vinyl from yesterday...

1) What vinyl to use and how well does it last?
I use the Cricut brand vinyl which is Oracel 631, an indoor rated vinyl. Although it's rated for indoors, it holds up really well outdoors.  I have some vinyl decals on my car that I put up a year ago June and they look just the same, through rain, car washes, heat, snow, etc.
Also, on the cups, I have used my cups in the dishwasher for YEARS and they still look good.  Just make sure to get the bubbles out...
2) What settings do I use to cut vinyl?
Blade at 3, pressure at 3, speed at 3 (all 3's)
3) Do I need the deep cut blade?
No. But use a fresh blade, if you can.
4) Where do you get transfer tape?
I use the Cricut brand and it's sold next to the Cricut vinyl at Joann's, etc.

New Giveaway - Just Released "Create A Friend" Cricut Cartridge - made by Nancy Kubo, who made Create A Critter 1 and 2:
How can you win?

1) Leave a comment below - Are you going to do any multi-colored backgrounds now?  Hopefully, it didn't scare you off...:-)
Click HERE if you don't know how to leave a comment. Click HERE to leave a comment if you are seeing this in an email.

2) That's it!

Winner will be announced on September 1, 2013 and has two weeks to claim prize.  U.S. Residents only, please, over 18.  Void where prohibited.

Get the Stamp of the Month FREE with a $50+ purchase* in the month of August



Finally, everyone who purchases a Close to My Heart Artbooking Bundle from me will get access to an exclusive live online event in September where we will make two Artbooking projects, have a live chat with questions and answers as well as door prizes.  It will be recorded also so you can watch it again.

*While the stamp set is free in August, tax and shipping will still be assessed on the stamp set retail value.

Want to see more of my projects?
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134 comments:

  1. What a great card, I am going to have to try out this technique!

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  2. Thanks for this video, Joy. I couldn't seem to figure out how to do this.

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  3. Gorgeous card...and yes I'm going to try your multi coloured background!!

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  4. Joy, I enjoyed your video, and am inspired to try the multicolored background. Love those colors together! You always do a great job. TFS! Love the Create a Friend cart,too.

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  5. Thanks! I cannot wait to try this technique!

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  6. I have done layering in the past but I have not tried multicolored backgrounds. Going to have to give it a try. Thanks for the video.

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  7. Oh yes, I plan on making a lot of these. I love that look. Thanks for sharing.
    Kathy U:)

    kathy.unger113@gmail.com

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  8. Love to try this technique. Sounds pretty simple.
    Thank you for the video!

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  9. great technique. Love the video. You made it look so easy.

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  10. Love how you think outside the box with this cartridge!

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  11. So many techniques, so little time!

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  12. You make it look so easy!! I'm still a little chicken to try it!! Thanks for the video!

    bdcampers@msn.com

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  13. I have been loving all of the videos. Thanks!

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  14. I think I'll will save muti-colored backgrounds for a challenge later on but thanks for the tutorial!

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  15. Love the color piecing I may have to try that.
    linda
    lmkindell1@verizon.net

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  16. I just might try my hand at multi-colored backgrounds someday, it's good to know I'll have a tutorial and video to help me along.
    TFS

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  17. You and Melanie always come up with the best ideas! And oh yes.... I will be trying this technique soon! Love it!

    Tracy G

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  18. I thought that would work. Now I know it will. Thanks for the video.

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  19. Yes I think I would try a multi-colored background.

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  20. I love the multi-colored background and will definitely give it a try. Thanks so much!

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  21. Thanks for the video, I would certainly try the multi-color if I could work as fast as your fast forward speed! And I really love that tweezer, that goes on my to purchase list.

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  22. Of course I'm going to try doing this. I always like a challenge. Thanks for the tip about leaving the pieces on the mat. Have a fun day!

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  23. Looooove this card!! I will definitely try the multicolored background!!

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  24. Would I try this? Maybe with a simpler pattern. That's a lot of work.

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  25. Thanks for all of your tips I am going to be trying this

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  26. Love the multi-colored card and thinking about trying this technique on a scrapbook page. The friends cartridge looks fabulous.

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  27. This card is amazing! I'd love to try it!
    Ra6352 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  28. I love this card and the technique that you used! Your videos are always so helpful! Thanks for sharing!

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  29. I love this card and the technique that you used! Your videos are always so helpful! Thanks for sharing!

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  30. Great card! Thanks for sharing and thanks for another helpful tutorial.

    I might try a multi-color background sometime now that you've made it look so easy!

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  31. I would like to try it but I have to finish this party project first. I love your card since I love chevron, too.

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  32. I love the multi-color background and will be trying it soon. Thanks!

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  33. Love the card. Thanks for showing the technique you always come up with such good ideas.

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  34. OMG! Loved your video! I have the base already cut out and today is the day to cut the colors! I was going to do it by hand before I saw your video about doing it with CCR...now, I'm going to have fun doing the colors both ways with lots of different cuts! Thanks so much for all the how-to's...you inspire me to get in there and create with the Artbooking cart.!

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  35. Nice card, you can make another couple of cards using the leftovers. Just make another overlay and use all the green and purple pieces you have left. Thanks, I enjoy your video's.

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  36. I will definitely try this technique. Once again, thanks for showing us how.

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  37. Joy, I really like this card. I am certainly going to try it as soon as I get a couple other projects off of my craft table. It is so pretty and I want to be able to take the time to keep it that way! :)

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  38. Thank you for the info on the vinyl...all 3's huh, ok! Looking forward to fun!
    Julie

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  39. Still need to get a handle on single colors before I go all pro with multi colors. Thanks for all the great tutorials on the new cartridge. Was planning on buying one Friday but the alternator in my car went out. Hopefully next month. Thanks for a chance at this cute new cart.
    Hugs, CyndiU
    cureta2atyahoodotcom

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  40. I LOVE this idea. I SO need to try this technique. You make it look so easy! Thanks, Joy & thanks for the opportunity to win Create a Friend!
    Margo

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  41. I spent so much time on here yesterday, being new at this there is sooo much to learn. Thank you for all the videos. Laineeaz in La Pine

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  42. Love your videos. I go back all the time and reference them. Thanks. Great tips.

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  43. I love your ideas and thanks for the videos. I am not too familiar with my Cricut as I haven't used it much but your videos make it so simple. Maybe I need to go back and watch them all.

    Denise

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  44. Thanks for the video. I always wondered how that was done. I'll have to try that soon.

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  45. Hi Joy,
    sorry i am doing a second comment but i never seem to be able to get this right the first time so here i go again...i did start my christmas card making early because i need plenty of time to create...love the Create a Friend it is so cute and i would love to win
    Thank you,
    Susie A.A
    Rhome Tx

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  46. Not yet, but hope to make that one of my winter projects. Thanks.

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  47. I follow this blog everyday and I always get great ideas. Thanks for sharing.

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  48. I haven't been very enthusiastic about my scrapbooking and card making recently. But you have inspired me. I have ordered the Artbooking set and am waiting for it to arrive to get going again.
    Thanks Joy for the inspiration.

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  49. THANKS!!! You are like my GOOGLE button for creative tips! All my answers in one spot...hey even Google can't answer questions about the cartridges!! LOL LOVE the card.
    Creative Wishes
    Claire S
    www.scrapmyway.blogspot.com

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  50. Great vid as always. I love that you had 3 colors going on in the what I would call puzzle pieces. Would be a good masculine birthday card.

    Thanks as always for your talent!

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  51. I love your card - also enjoy your blog and all the inspiration I get from your projects.

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  52. Great video, thanks for all the tips! Love the colors, you've inspired me to try to use more than two colors for sure. Thanks!

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  53. Great card. Yes, I think I would give it a try if I had the cartridge, thanks for sharing.

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  54. Thanks for the vinyl tips. I will give it a try. Would love to win the new Create a Friend, what an adorable cartridge!

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  55. Thanks for another great video Joy. Love the card and the color choice.

    Luria

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  56. Thank you for sharing this information about multicolored backgrounds. I will be using multicolored backgrounds in my upcoming projects. This is Awesome Joy! Also thank you for the opportunity to win the wonderful cartridge. I appreciate your daily blog ideas! They are inspirational!

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  57. OMG, who would've thunk to use an overlay like that. Well, that would be YOU! LOL I loooooove it!! Can't wait to give it a try! TFS!! :-)

    I love your vid's, Joy! TFS your creativity w/ all of us!! :-)

    Thanks for a chance to win the Create a Friend cart. :-)

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  58. Thanks Joy for showing us both ways to do it. the second way is probably the way I will do it:) have a great week.
    cathyplus5.blogspot.com
    ps, love the card :)

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  59. That turned out so cute, love the multicolored background. You have such great ideas for us to work off of.
    angel hugs
    Debby

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  60. Love your videos. I think Artbooking is the next cartridge on my list!

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  61. Hi Joy!
    Been working on ideas for Christmas cards....just have not made a decision as to which designs I want to do for my friends.
    Love the looks of this cartridge.

    Chris P from Bryan, TX

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  62. Multi colored backgrounds I believe are great! Going to do more of them.

    Chris P from Bryan, TX

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  63. I just love how you make it look so easy lol I might give it a try lol

    Have a great day!

    Veronica

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  64. Super cute card! Great colous. TFS!

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  65. Love this card. The colors you chose are wonderful together and your video is encouraging me to try one. I enjoy detail work so this challenge is one that I would enjoy.

    THanks for all the vinyl info!

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  66. I'd love to try these backgrounds!

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  67. I appreciate all your tips, especially on vinyl! I will consider trying this background once I get my cartridge(Artbooking). Just saving up for it!
    Thanks!

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  68. I am so excited to se your videos. I watch them and try to recreate them. I am loving this new Artbooking cartridge!

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  69. I just received my Artbooking bundle and I love the looks of everything. Plan to spend the Labor Day long weekend giving it a try and I cannot wait. I see the perfect cuts for a back to school page of my first grader grandson!
    Kay

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  70. Love this cart! I can see my self making many projects with it!

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  71. Whenever I can get this cart - I will definitely try this!!!

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  72. Whenever I can get this cart - I will definitely try this!!!

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  73. Thank you for the video! Love the colors, I never would have thought to layer like that, Thank you for the tip. I hope to try it soon!

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  74. Enjoyed watching your video. Glad you used the fast video.
    Kristi Curtis

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  75. Love the video!! It was easier than I thought. If I get that cart I will try it. Thanks for sharing

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  76. Yes I will be, I love this new cart.

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  77. That was a fantastic video on how to do the card by paper piecing it!!! Loved this video! TFS

    Patty

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  78. This so inspired me! I gotta try this out! Thank you! Great video too!

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  79. Such a visually appealing card! I see it being a very versatile card with just a change of the colors.

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  80. Great video..probably won't try it out just yet...still reconstructing my scrap room!!

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  81. I have not cut vinyl with my cricut yet, but hopefully will in the near future!!

    Brenda R.

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  82. Once again, I am drooling over your tweezers. I have a cheap pair that don't hold vey well. And yes, I am sure that eventually I will try a mulit-colored card. But probably by hand, not CCR.

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  83. Great video on paper piecing. I thought it would be very complicated. I think I will give this a try. Thanks for youe inspiration.

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  84. It looks like fun. I will give it a try as I'm trying to use my paper scraps.

    Carol

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  85. You made the piecing look easy. I thought it would be more involved. Thanks for the video
    Dixie from th Indiana

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  86. I would like to attempt a paper piecing background but I have to wait for a day when I am ready to have a nervous breakdown cuz it won't go as smoothly and "see how easy it is" as you say on your video. Lately my craft room just gives me anxiety attacks.....grrrr! But as always thanks for your videos...and I again want to request an Artbooking, CTMH Art Philo and and the CCR in a Artbooking for Dummies..you know those books:) that's my request...you make it look easy but I need slow step by step vids...but that's just me. Thanks...Gabby

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  87. I might try it sometime. It looks great. Thanks for the video!!!

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  88. Love the card! Thanks for the great video.

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  89. glad to see this video I'll probably try it that way. Have you ever tried Square 1 alternative to vinyl?

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  90. Love the videos, directions are nice, but the videos make it look so easy... thank you!

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  91. Wow...I just love this new cartridge...Thanks for the giveaway and as always...the coupons.

    Have a blessed day!
    Mickey

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  92. not sure if I will do any multi colored backgrounds but they look great!! Thanks for sharing.

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  93. I love your card. Using the multi colors really made it pop. So southwestern looking! Just beautiful! Thanks for the great video and sharing your great ideas.

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  94. Yes, I like the multi-cut color cut background. Thank you for sharing about the vinyl. I needed to know that. I have a couple of pieces. Edwina Brown

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  95. Very cool! This cart has a lot of intricate overlays from what I've seen. Don't have the cart yet so I can't give it a try.

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  96. Thanks for sharing all of your tips with us. Great cartridge. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

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  97. Ok, I'm inspired to give this technique a try! Thanks for a great video Joy :D

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  98. I may actually try this. You make it look not only doable but fun! Thanks for the tutorial!

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  99. Adorable card yes I'll for sure be making multi colored back ground on like this. Thanks, for sharing.

    Terri

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  100. I will try the multi layered background.... someday. Thanks for the good information.

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  101. Yes, now I definitely want to try the multi- colored backgrounds. Your card looked amazing! Thanks!

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  102. So cool! Your video was done very well also. Love the technique....I will have to try it with my students at our Senior Center. Thanks for the great idea!!!!

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  103. Oops hit post too soon,
    Thank you so much for all the great info.
    Terri

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  104. Thanks for the video tutorial.
    I will be trying more paper piecing in the future.
    What I would do is make a few of the cards at the same time using up all of the cut pieces.
    D~
    http://designsbydragonfly.blogspot.com
    (email follower)

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  105. how cute, love all of the arrows! and the colors too!!!

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  106. great video.
    marilyn2222 @ hotmail dot com
    follower

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  107. Your Soccer layout is great! And perfect timing too! Since I have a 5 & 9 yr old in soccer right now!! Thanks for the inspiration! =)

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  108. Your Soccer layout is great! And perfect timing too! Since I have a 5 & 9 yr old in soccer right now!! Thanks for the inspiration! =)

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  109. This is so pretty. I'm just going to have to get this cart.
    Thanks for all the ideas and inspiration.
    dutchie

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  110. I am not sure I will do multicolor backgrounds with as much detail as you have used. It looks great, but it is a little too much paper piecing for me to do.

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  111. Again...you make it look so simple! I would have to definitely give the multi coloring backgrounds a try. Love your tip not to take off the pieces from the mat! TFS!!

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  112. I would really enjoy this cute cartridge! I love the create a critter cartridges too! Thanks for your great videos and ideas. Susan D

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  113. I plan to try the multi coloring brackground. It looks so pretty. Enjoy your videos. Thanks for sharing. Rosalynn B from Georgia

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  114. The Create a Friend cart would be great to own. I am a teacher and I already am thinking of what to make with that cart. Gloria T.

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  115. Didn't scare me off....multi colored backgrounds can be fun depending on the theme of the project.

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  116. I am loving this create a friend cartridge. I am a scrapbooker and it would be great to own. Thank you for the offer to win.

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  117. I am loving this create a friend cartridge. I am a scrapbooker and it would be great to own. Thank you for the offer to win

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  118. I would love to add create a friend cartridge to my colection! With 8 grandchildren, I'm sure I'll use it often! Bonita S.

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  119. This is Grandma from Caney again. I forgot to say that I have been to a retreat before. They are wonderful and inspire you to create, create, and create. There is so much to learn and everyone shares their ideas. Sometime all we need is a little push into our imagination. Hope I can win this Friends cartridge. Thank you.

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  120. OOOOOO. I really want to win this cartridge.

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  121. Awesome background! I think I will try it! Thanks for the chance to win!
    Evelyn

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  122. A scrapbooking retreat, sounds like a lot of fun.Enjoy your time there. I've never been on one, but I bet you'll come back with a lot of ideas to share! rosebud114

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  123. I'd love to try this technique, thanks for the great video!!

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  124. spray adhesive...who'd have thunk? thanks for sharing.

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  125. I'm not scared! Can't wait to try this type of background. I love the way it looks.

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  126. I adore these colors! I'd rslly like to try the background and probably will after my cartridge arrives.

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  127. This card is SO cool! I love how you made it multicolored.

    I don't think you scared me off. I think I would love to try this it looks so cool! Hugs- Glora

    me(at)glorajean(dot)com

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