Thursday, August 22, 2013

[Vinyl]Simple Birthday Card with CTMH Artbooking Cricut cartridge

I wanted to make a card to match the teal gift bag from last week (you can see that project HERE).  But I needed some matching paper to do it.

Then inspiration struck!

I recently saw a fast technique to make this black and white paper into a different color and I was determined to try it (see black and white papers below):
Along the way, I wondered how the card would look in yellow and decided to do one of those at the same time.
I used the flower cut from the Close to My Heart Artbooking cartridgeSee sizing below:


I used the Close to My Heart Artbooking cartridge (see below):
I also used the Close to My Heart Card Chatter- Birthday stamp set (D1475) for the sentiment on these cards....
and this fun Close to My Heart For Always Paper Pack (X7165B) for the paper. I altered the color of the background paper by using Close to My Heart Lagoon and Honey inks and daubers.  You can see on the video below how I did this.
Want to see how I made this card?
Check out the video below (click HERE if you can't see the video):


Here's both the card and bag together!

This week's giveaway for everyone!
Here's a chance to win the brand new Creative Holiday Cards Cricut Cartridge!

How can you win?

1) Leave a comment below - Which do you like better of the cards above - yellow or teal?  I'm on a teal kick lately...
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2) That's it!

Winner will be announced on August 25, 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.
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130 comments:

  1. Beautiful cards! My fave is the teal color.

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  2. My vote, teal. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. The color teal works so well on the card. Appreciate all the help you're giving us in using the Artbooking cartridge. Like it more and more.

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  4. Both are beautiful but I love teal

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  5. I do like the yellow but I too am either on a teal "kick" or it has just recently become my FAVE color! Thanks for the giveaway & your cards are SO elegant!!! kweenbee_612@yahoo.com

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  6. I like the teal. This cartridge makes some beautiful projects. Thanks for the inspiration! :)

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  7. Teal, hands down. Great cartridge to win!

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  8. I love them both! I like the teal best though. Beautiful job Joy!

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  9. TEAL!!! Teal and chocolate or any shade of brown happens to be my favorite combo right now.

    Such a pretty, elegant card/bag combo.

    Karen

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  10. I have to join the votes above, I love the teal color. Both cards are beautiful and the yellow is so cheerful but the teal is the one I would choose.

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  11. Both cards are really pretty, but the teal is my favorite! I can't wait to try this technique! TFS

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  12. I love the yellow & black card. There's something about that combo that pops...

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  13. wow such pretty cards, I love both but the teal is my fav,

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  14. Both cards are lovely, but I love teal, too.

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  15. The teal seems more sophisticated and elegant.

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  16. Beautiful cards, I too love the teal, but the yellow is oh so summery, and great for those who love sunflowers!! Many thanks for your videos, they really are helpful. You are rocking this cart. Thanks for sharing.

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  17. I can't thank you enough for your help in teaching me this cartridge! But if I have to pick, I am a teal gal too!

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  18. Love them both...leaning toward the teal!!

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  19. I love that card. I have been into teal lately even with my clothes.

    Sue
    rolfe974@prodigy.net

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  20. thats a hard one... I love them both.. but Im a blue/teal girl.. Have to toss my hat in the ring for the Teal card!!

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  21. I have always loved the color teal. This cartridge really has a lot to offer.
    Thanks for a chance to win.
    Mary O'Neal

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  22. I thought it would be the yellow, but once I looked at the cards, I like the teal best. Both great cards.

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  23. Like the teal. Thanks for a chance to win!!!

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  24. Both are beautiful, but I think my eye goes toward the teal the most.

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  25. Both are absolutely beautiful, but I'm leaning towards the teal...(but I wouldn't mind getting the yellow one if it were my birthday either)! I am going to try making something similar today...I don't have the For Always papers, but I can rummage through my stash to see what would work!Thanks for the techniques! Awesome!

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  26. Both are gorgeous, but on a cloudy day like today, the yellow one is stunning. Tagging this one for card lifting! Thanks for sharing! Of course, I tag most of yours for inspiration!

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  27. I love, love the teal one! Thanks for the inspiration, I will be making this card at my upcoming crop! paula l

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  28. Great cards Joy, it's hard to like one color over the other but I'm going with yellow for the burst of happy sunshine it inspires! Thanks for sharing all your lovely creations :)

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  29. I love both cards, they're gorgeous. Teal is always a fav color for me.

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  30. Both cards are great, but I lean towards the teal. Nice quick video. Thanks!

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  31. Well this is not going to be an easy choice. I like both cards very much, but on a personal level I am drawn to the yellow card. It has such a happy and bright feel to it. Now, as a card maker myself, I would probably do both and gear my choice as to who I am sending it to or making it for, depending on their preference. Coloring the black & white is an inspiration to me at this point...love to chalk in colors.

    Have a fun day!

    Chris P from Bryan, TX

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  32. Jacquie Rockingham Western Australia The Cards are great, I like the yellow, a burst of sunshine. Thanks for sharing your talent. I know I can't win but they are worthy of praise. Jacquie

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  33. Well I love both. I can't pick one over the other. I love black, white, and one bright color to pop it all about. Thanks for sharing this technique. Fun stuff!

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  34. Both cards are beautiful, because blue is my favorite color I must say I prefer the blue.

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  35. Love both colors for the card but I am really liking the yellow. It is a nice way to brighten a card. Have a fun day!

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  36. I enjoyed your video, as usual. I loved both cards, but I lean toward the yellow and I don't know why. I've been on a teal kick also and I'm not especially fond of yellow, so go figure! Thanks for sharing.

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  37. I think both cards a awesome. I really can't make up my mind which one is my favorite. Yellow is my favorite color and with the black behind it, it really makes the card stand out. The blue one is so vibrant and pretty that it stands out on it's own. See what I mean, I can't make up my mind.

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  38. That was me
    dutchie

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  39. These cards are soooo pretty...I honestly don't know which color I would pick. They are both so rich looking!

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  40. I like both of your cards. It's hard to choose between them, but what I really like about them is that they are square. I like when people create different sized cards. It makes them more unique.

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  41. I love the color yellow but I would have chosen the blue one because it goes with your theme on your bag.

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  42. I'm a little partial to teal :) but I love the yellow too. Thanks for all of your tutorials, love them.
    Debbie

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  43. Teal....the yellow is good too. But I like the teal. TFS!
    Julie

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  44. I love the blue card, just beautiful.
    sekala45@roadrunner.com

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  45. My favorite is teal. Looks great with the gift bag! Great idea....changing the color of the paper! TFS.

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  46. Love them both! the teal is gorgeous and the yellow is bright a cheery!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Love the idea of changing the coloring :D

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  47. I am new to your site and appreciate your videos as it is visual tool for me to learn more about my cricut. It was hard to pick between the yellow and teal, but I picked the "teal".
    Viola

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  48. I am partial to teal but the brightness of the yellow sure catches your eye.

    Denise
    dopey423@aol.com

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  49. they both are beautiful but Teal is my favorite color so Teal.

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  50. Both cards are beautiful, but I love the teal one the best. Thanks so much for the fabulous giveaway.

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  51. I like the teal best. Teal is my favorite color.

    Jenny
    stine069@aol.com

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  52. Love both cards but I think I like the Teal the best. Looks great with the gift bag!

    Cindy
    crdhins@ymail.com

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  53. Thanks for sharing. Love them both, but my favorite is the teal.

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  54. Thanks for sharing. Love them both, but my favorite is the teal.

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  55. I like them both but the teal is my favorite!

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  56. Both cards are pretty but I like the teal better. I have never been a yellow person. Jill P. Manteca, CA

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  57. Love the teal myself. Great project ideas. TFS.

    Kris
    dietzrobles at yahoo dot com

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  58. This is an awesome card! And easy too! Thanks for the opportunity and video.

    KathiB from Vegas

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  59. Choosing between yellow and turquois is tough. On screen, the turquois looks the most gorgeous but I love yellow to brighten up someone's day, when I make cards, so....Yellow is my final answer! LOL! Really both are great!

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  60. he Artbooking cart is quickly becoming my favorite, in part because of your great examples! I think I like the summery feel of the yellow one.

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  61. I really love both Joy! Honestly!

    Yellow and grey/black is my favorite color combo.

    So my vote is for the yellow...but only by the tiniest smidge! It is so bright and cheerful and since your used flowers that resemble sunflowers...YUP...

    Valerie

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  62. The yellow one - reminds of the good 'ole black and gold!! Go Steelers!!

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  63. I love following your blog and I want you to know I love the Artbooking posts you have been posting and I am using some of your suggestions in a bridal book I am making for my daughters upcoming wedding and her colors are black, white , honey and teal and that paper pack Always is perfect for her wedding book. THANK YOU for all you do.

    Charlotte Becker
    beckit@cox.net

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  64. Definitely teal!!! But both cards are beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

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  65. Teal my favorite color beautiful card
    Ann w
    Weedmana@embarqmail.com

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  66. Your cards are so wonderful! I think I like the teal better, but the yellow is pretty too!

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  67. Wow! That card is just as gorgeous as the gift bag! I love the teal colors but it is fantastic in yellow too!

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  68. Yellow!! Teal is pretty too but the yellow is bright and cheery. :)

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  69. Your teaching keeps getting better and better.
    My choice of color would depend on the person to whom I was sending the card since they are both lovely. For myself, I would prefer to receive the teal card.
    Winifred L.

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  70. I am yellow person so I prefer the teal, but both cards are just beautiful! Love learning about new techniques too! Thanks for a chance at a great give a way! :)

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  71. I am sooo loving the teal, but honestly they are both stunning!

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  72. Teal is my favorite color, so I pick teal. I would never have thought to color black and white paper. Thanks for sharing.

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  73. Fabulous! Love the teal however the yellow looks great too. Thank you for sharing your tips.

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  74. Joy - Thank you, Thank you, Thank you, for the hint to use spray adhesive. It cuts down the time of applying fancy overlays so much. I love your videos so much.

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  75. Well, that's a hard decision! I love teal, but the yellow reminds me of sunshine and "You are My Sunshine" which I sing to my little grand daughter.

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  76. I have a cricut but I struggle with knowing what projects to do I get so overwhelmed!! Thanks for showing this!
    Laura

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  77. I love teal. Using it a lit in my home decor also, thank you for showing the world how to effectively use the cartridges and different papers.

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  78. Love, love, love this card!! The teal is my fave.

    K&JCreations

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  79. I'm loving the TEAL!! Great card!
    Creative Wishes
    www.scrapmyway.blogspot.com

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  80. This card is gorgeous! I am partial to the teal one. Thank you again for all the videos using Artbooking. I just got this cartridge for my birthday and I'm learning so much from you.

    Leslie
    cascrapper at gmail dot com

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  81. Beautiful card! I really like them both but I am leaning toward the teal. TFS!

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  82. I so enjoyed watching your video. Your cards are so pretty and you make it look so easy with the fast-forward. :) I really like both cards but if I have to choose I pick Teal. I've been on a teal kick too...

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  83. I like both cards but if I have to go with just one it's the yellow.

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  84. Love the yellow but the teal is also great
    MaryAnn Jersey Shore

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  85. definitely the teal gets my vote.

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  86. Both cards are great, but teal is my favorite color. I need to make a birthday card for a co-worker, and this card will be perfect.

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  87. I prefer the teal colored card..but both are lovely. Thanks for the drawing...I love making holiday cards and I would put it to good use!
    Lothringen from MI

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  88. Joy, That paper is gorgeous! I love that you colored the dsp! Cool idea! My favorite is the teal card! TFS!

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  89. Neat idea, and I loved these last 2 elegant cards! BethAnn M.

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  90. I love them both - but if I had to choose I would say the teal. Beautiful!!! TFS!

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  91. I can't choose a favorite. They are both beautiful! TFS

    Patty

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  92. I am feeling bright and sunny today....so the yellow one is my pick of the moment! They are both beautiful! Thanks for the chance to win!

    mb6464@hotmail.com
    marciasmemories.blogspot.com

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  93. I love the teal. But I tend to lean towards blues anyway.

    Kristi Curtis

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  94. My favorite is teal! Lovely cards!

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  95. I love both of them! I always pick colors based on my girls, and the teal would be perfect for my 11 year old and the yellow would be perfect for my 9 year old.

    Shelley K. from Green Bay

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  96. I have to say that I prefer the teal card as well. There is something about that yellow and black combination that screams "bumble bee" every time! Thanks for the chance to win! Tracy P.

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  97. Teal, please :)

    Janda from SC

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  98. They are both amazing! If I must pick one, it's teal by an inch. LOL you do such amazing work and I love all the ideas for the new cart! thanks for inspiring me every day.

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  99. these cards are beautiful!!! I love the colors you used...especially the blue one...my favorite color!! I plan to buy this cart as soon as I can! thanks for sharing! and thanks for the chance to win!

    www.craftybrowneyes.blogspot.com

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  100. The lagoon ink is one of my favorites so I must pick this one. Really enjoying the videos!

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  101. I have to say that I like the blue one, but I have a friend who would LOVE LOVE LOVE the yellow one.

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  102. Great cards and love thee flowers with the pretty bright colors.

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  103. Both of your cards are GORGEOUS!!! I must say I am lovin' the teal as well!
    Thanks so much for a chance-wow, what a GREAT giveaway!
    Have a super evening!
    Sherrie K
    http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

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  104. I'm loving the teal card. The gift bag and card look awesome together!

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  105. I love your site and all the creative ideas you share. Thanks so much.

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  106. This is a tough choice for me because yellow is one of my favorite colors but love the teal... it's so calm and crisp and cool looking

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  107. In the picture it looks more like turquoise which is definitely my favorite. the yellow is really cheerful. I really love that cartridge.

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  108. Both cards are beautiful & anyone would be lucky to get either of them. I would have to say the teal is my favorite just because that is one of my favorite colors

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  109. I like both colors but if I had to pick, I'd pick teal (I tend to like cool colors rather than warm). Thanks for the chance to win a cartridge!

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  110. Both cards are super cute but I would have to say I LOVE the teal colored card! TFS!!

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  111. Hi, I know the teal one matches the gift bag, and both are beautiful. But I am on a yellow kick now, and LOVE the yellow card. If I don't win the drawing, I would be more than happy to have the card!! Anything you have made actually.

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  112. Definitely the teal one. I'm not much of a yellow person. Love your cards. TFS.
    D~
    http://designsbydragonfly.blogspot.com

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  113. I wouldn't have thought about coloring the background. What a great idea. I am going to have to try this!

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  114. I think both colors are great but I love the color teal.


    Have a great day!
    Veronica

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  115. I love blue, so the teal one is my fave.

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  116. Love these cards! They look absolutely beautiful.
    Thanks!

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  117. I was doing a wedding album. I have so much of this paper left over. I am so excited to see a new way to change the color.

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  118. I simply love these two cards so elegant and the technique you used with the ink and the dauber was great. Thanks for sharing.

    Luria

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  119. I like the yellow card. They are both so cute.

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  120. I love watching your videos on how too make scrapbook pages and cards with your circut. Thanks for giving me a chance to win a cartridge to make cards....my favorite thing to do!

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  121. How could you choose one over the other? They are both gorgeous! Your posts are always so helpful. Would never have thought of the dauber to change paper color! Thanks so much

    Sandy C of Missoula, MT

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  122. Wow, I love these cards! I think these are one of my favorites that I've seen from this cartridge. What a cool idea! Thank you so much for sharing.

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  123. I loe the teal. Thanks so much for the clear tutorial!

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  124. I love both the colors and think it would be über cute to use many other colors...I have been dying my twine to the colors me and my "shelter kids" want or need with the CTMH ink pads...this was a great idea as always....I like em both..guess it depends on the mood your in that day:)

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  125. Just got my Artbooking package and I'm roaring to go to 'lift' some of your fabulous ideas! Woo-hoo!
    This may be the only cart you ever need.

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  126. What a pretty card. I am teal girl too Joy ! And that CTMH Birthday Chatter Card stamp set is one of my favorites...I really use it all the time. If anyone makes cards it is a MUST have :)

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