Monday, September 9, 2013

[Video]CTMH Artbooking Cricut Christmas Cards - 1 Design, 2 Looks!

Today's Christmas cards use the new Close to My Heart Artbooking Cricut cartridge for the background overlays pieces, as well as the font. 

I started off planning to just make the teal and pink card but quickly decided it would be fun to do both kinds (traditional and modern/funky) and see what you guys thought!
Using the Close to My Heart Artbooking Cricut cartridge, I cut the images above.  The font was used in the red/green card.  What's nice about this size of card is that they fit into a business sized envelope.
For the teal/pink card, I used the font from the Close to My Heart Artiste cartridge (click HERE to buy).  I liked its blocky, modern feel (sizing above).  You probably don't need to use real dial size with the Artiste cartridge but for consistency, I did.  No harm, no foul.
Using the geometic rings Cuttlebug folder, I embossed the background circles on the red/green card.
I have a glittering technique shown in the video below so be sure to check it out!

See the video below on how to make these cards (click HERE if you can't see the video):


How can you win?

1) Leave a comment below - which card do you like better? Red/green or blue/pink?
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2) That's it!

Winner will be announced on September 15, 2013 and has two weeks to claim prize.  U.S. Residents only, please, over 18.  Void where prohibited.

Did you know you can get the CTMH Artbooking Cricut cartridge and SEVEN stamp sets for just $114 (that's only $15 more than the regular Artbooking pricing of $99).

Just $114 before tax and shipping.

Here's the value of the deal shown above:
Click HERE to purchase the CTMH Artbooking Cricut bundle and get SEVEN stamp sets for just $114 (before tax and shipping).

Just add the Artbooking Cricut bundle to your cart and the system will prompt you to enter the other sets of stamps.

It's so easy!

Already purchased the CTMH Artbooking Cricut bundle?
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123 comments:

  1. I love the Red and green one. I think its the colors that just pop to me and tell me its Christmas. Great Job.....

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  2. I think I prefer the traditional red and green...

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  3. Joy, I prefer the red and green card. It feels more Christmasy! Guess I am more of a traditionalist, although I have embraced the newer lime green shade in some decorations and crafts. Great giveaway this week! Thanks for all you do for us!

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  4. Awesome cards but I vote for the Red & Green one....you did a fantastic job creating them and I want to say a great big thank you for your past video on how to cut two different colors so can paper pieces since I don't do the CCR. You just always think of everything. YOU ROCK!! Thanks for the chance at for the Tim Holtz & Frightful Affair give away.

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  5. I'm a red & green kinda' girl! Guess I just love the traditional colors of Christmas! I do like them paired with cream, though, for a little more vintage look. I'll have to give your color technique a try in the CCR ~ I'm pretty new at using CCR, so it may be a challenge for me!
    Thanks so much for the chance to win this awesome prize!

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  6. I like the red/green of course! Am working on some Christmas cards right now and these would be great to make!

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  7. Really like the cards. I think the teal and pink card is cute and unexpected as those two colors are not something I use a lot, especially at Christmas but I really like the change of pace. I normally decorate for Christmas in the traditional red and green because that's what I have and I a more of a tradionalist than anything. But my sister has a wonderful large tree that she decorates with different shades of pink with white every Christmas and it is outstanding.

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  8. Thanks for the ideas, can't decide which one I like better but I will try the glittering technique!

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  9. I'm all for expanding the color pallet of Christmas but the pink and purple ones remind me of spring. I love doing Christmas cards all year long!!Thanks for sharing your talents.

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  10. Love how you did the cards both ways-I like the traditional colors best!

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  11. I like parts of both the layout and letters on the pink, and the colors on the traditional red and green.
    linda
    lmkindell1@verizon.net

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  12. I guess I'm more traditional than I thought because I much prefer the red/green card. LOL. I like the blue/pink... just not for Christmas!

    I love love love Halloween and I love making Halloween cards! Thanks for the opportunity to win this cartridge!

    julie

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  13. I also prefer the red/green combo for Christmas, although I usually decorate in blue, white, and silver. The teal and pink would make a great card for me for another occasion - it's very pretty.

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  14. I prefer the red/green combo. I guess I'm a tradionalist at heart.

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  15. I love seeing projects with all the different color combinations but I always go back to red and green.

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  16. I like the pink and blue because of the glitter letters, but I think my fav is the green and red because it has polka dots and it's a bit more traditional. :) But they are both fab! :)

    Lauren

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  17. Cool cards! My favorite in the green and red. Guess I'm more of a traditionalist! Although, I'm fast becoming fond of blue and silver for the holidays! TFS!

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  18. I personally love the Teal and Pink! Another great color combo for Christmas is Pink and Green (varying shades). adriannebraun@yahoo.com

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  19. I'm a traditional kinda girl, but after seeing the teal and pink, I really like it.

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  20. I like the red/green, but maybe because I like the poca dots.

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  21. I love the blue and pink, especially in this card.
    Thanks for the coupons, Joy! I know i can count on finding them here when i need them!

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  22. Both are great, but I have to pick the red/green combo b/c I like the font better. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  23. I usually like traditional colors but with this card I like the blue and pink.

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  24. I'm a traditionalist so I vote for the red and green card,

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  25. I like the red and green traditional colors best but the pink and blue is also nice.

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  26. Red and green for me! The other one would make a great baby card! Dorothy in MD

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  27. I like the red and green card. Thank you for sharing all your great ideas.

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  28. I like the red and green card.

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  29. Both cards are beautiful! I prefer the more traditional red and green card for Christmas. You make so many great cards with the artbooking cartridge. I really need to get it!

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  30. The red & green by far. Pink & blue is cute, but red & green says "Christmas" for me.

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  31. I like the red and green one better because I love script lettering better....and the more traditional colors look better for this card as well! thanks for the chance to win!

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  32. I am very much traditional when it comes to Christmas so the red and green is my favorite for sure. I can't seem to bend from the rules when it comes to Christmas decorating.
    Christi
    fillhardfarm at ymail dot com

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  33. I like them BOTH...but I love doing the "non traditional" type Christmas cards, so that is my slight preference! Pretty cards!
    Teresa

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  34. Great Cards...again!
    My favourite is definitely the red and greenone, not only for the clors but mostly because of te font used,I like curles!

    greetings
    Wendy

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  35. Love the cards but Christmas will always be red and green for me. Have a fun day!

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  36. love the cards. Guess I am old fashioned but I like the red and green. Although I will admit that I saw a couple of cards last week where the woman used blue and silver and it was gorgeous. Like the fonts.

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  37. Great cards, Artbooking is filled with creativity waiting to happen!

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  38. Both cards are pretty, but my favorite is the red & green one. Thanks for sharing!

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  39. I like the red and green.But both cards came out really nice.

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  40. I love the red and green card. Thanks for all the fabulous ideas on using the Artbooking cart. Love it,

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  41. I like the letters on the green/red but the colors on the teal/pink and I am not a pink gal. Sometimes ya just got to do Christmas different right!

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  42. Love the cards and the red and green is my favorite because it reminds me of Christmas the most. I just love all the ideas that you keep sharing with us. The cartridge is just amazing. Love it

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  43. Great cards! Love the pink and teal one, a real change of pace!

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  44. I really like the red and green one but both cards look great! Rosemary

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  45. Both cards are great, but I really like the red and green one.

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  46. Red and green. The other one makes me think Easter.

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  47. Even though it is only September, I guess it is never too early to think about Christmas cards. I have to find something to make for my family ornament exchange. Any ideas?

    Denise

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  48. Red and green. I guess I'm a traditional Christmas sort of person. TFS

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  49. I think I like the red/green card. It helps to say "Merry Christmas" since the only other indication on the card is the word NOEL. However, had there been a little holly with some pink berries on the pink one, I may have liked that one best as a holiday card.

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  50. Traditional red and green, I like the other card but I am a traditional person. I am not ready for Christmas to be coming, I know it's not that far off but I don't want to push it.

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  51. I like the red and green. More Christmasy.
    Florence of Louisiana

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  52. I love the pink and blue. I think using non-traditional colors (pink, blue, purple, yellow, etc.)make very cheerful Christmas Cards!

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  53. I like both the long and tall versions of the card, but my color choice would be red and green. Thanks for the great ideas. rosebud114

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  54. I amold fashioned so the red and green are my favs. Just love the new Tim Holtz Halloween folders, etc. Thanks for the chance to win and all your great ideas. I am wanting the bundle with the artbooking cartridge so much!! On my wish list.

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  55. I liked both cards, probably because you used glitter. I am a glitter girl. Everything is better with it. Loved the video.
    dutchie

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  56. I am a traditionalist so to speak. I like blues and silvers or red/green.... not as thrilled with pink and teal. Guess I am too old!! LOL

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  57. I like both cards. If you're into tradition, the green and red is wonderful. Non-traditional the teal and pink is great.
    Mary O'Neal

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  58. Although the pink and blue color combo is striking, I prefer the traditional red/green colors for Christmas. Thanks for the great ideas!

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  59. I did this on my G and cut it at 4" but came out with smaller circles. I had 5 rows of circles in the 4". What did I do wrong?

    Naomi

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  60. I like the red and green mainly because I am a traditionalist I think for Christmas. But the other one is pretty too! I like the glitter on it too. Thanks for the glitter technique. I have done that but forgot about it. Really love the videos! Thanks so much.

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  61. Love both however, I really love the red and green. Looking forward to more vids from you!

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  62. I found my error. Pushing the shift did the trick. Now mine is like yours!

    Naomi

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  63. I like both combos its hard to say. I love the traditional red/green for Christmas but the pink/blue is great too.

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  64. I like the Blue/Pink card better, not so much for the colors but I like the letters better.

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  65. I like the traditional green and red card. Very pretty!

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  66. I love them both, but I'm kind of a traditionalist, so I think I prefer the red and green card!

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  67. I prefer the red and green. Something about those colors during the Christmas season that makes me happy.

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  68. They are both great but I prefer the traditional red and green.

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  69. I like them both, but I'm a traditional kind of gal so I prefer the red and green. Thanks for all your tutorials and the great giveaways too!

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  70. I'm a traditionalist so red and green is my choice. Thanks for all your videos; they really help.

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  71. I really like the font on the red/green and the glitter letters on the pink/blue. I think I'd pick the red/green as my favorite. Thanks for sharing!

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  72. My daughter would like the pink/blue combo, and me, I like the red/green combination. It's that mother/daughter thing, you know? Thanks for all your instructions. I learn something every time I watch them.
    MCF's Mimi

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  73. I like the red and green! Thanks for sharing!

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  74. red green
    thanks for the fun!
    Sandra ltb

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  75. I think to switch it up from the traditional red and green which symbolizes Christmas; the pink and blue would be a nice change for the holidays. Thanks for the inspiration. Good Luck, Everyone! ^_^

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  76. call me traditional...I like the red/green the best.

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  77. I prefer the teal/pink card the best. My grandmother loved these colors too. I guess I got that from her.

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  78. Both of these are great. Hard to choose which I like the most. I'd have to say the red and green. Don't know why, but my eye is drawn to that one. Thanx for a chance to win!

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  79. I love them both, but I like red and green better. Great video!

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  80. I like the red and green the most, it just looks more like Christmas!

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  81. I like the blue pink card best. I love both of them. Thanks for sharing. Edwina Brown

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  82. I like the traditional red/green card best. Jan TGJGJGJGatAOLdotCOM

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  83. I am a traditionalist so I say the red and green card.
    Thanks for all your great giveaways too.
    Lothringen from MI

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  84. Oh wow, these are both fabulous! I think I like the traditional green/red card. THANKS so much for a chance at such a great cartridge!! Just in time for Halloween creations:)
    Sherrie K
    http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

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  85. I like them both but really like the red and green I am just a traditionalist.

    ruth at lake in Texas

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  86. Like the pink and blue but Love, Love, Love, the Red And Green...also love your videos :) gea013 J.Alicea

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  87. I love the red and green card. The colors are so bright and doesn't everyone love polka dots!! However, I like the horizontal format and the font used on the pink/teal card. They are both great cards.
    I appreciate the opportunity to enter your give-away. I love to craft holiday cards/scrapbook pages. Would be a great win as yesterday was my birthday.
    Keep up the good work. I have saved a space in my email box for your daily emails.
    "SandieD-1792" from Henderson NV

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  88. I like Red and Green better. I'm kinda traditional plus I like the orientation of that one better. They are both very pretty.

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  89. For Xmas cards, I've gotta go with the traditional red/green. Lovely design for both!

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  90. Great card. I like the Red and Green color combination the best.

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  91. I love how you did these cards, they're so pretty! I'm loving seeing all the versatility this cart has, thanks for all the great videos! I definitely prefer more traditional Christmas colors, so the red/green has my vote!

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  92. Hi Joy, Well both cards are beautiful but I like the red/green card. I guess I'm more on the traditional side lol.

    Hugs,
    Veronica

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  93. Both cards are nice, however the red and green just shouts CHRISTMAS!

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  94. I like them both but since I love gaudy I like the pink and blue best because of the glitter.

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  95. Loving the cartridge tutorials. I like the pink and blue card the best.

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  96. Joy--both cards are beautiful, but I am more of a traditionalist, so I prefer the green & red one. TFS!

    hugs
    Patty

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  97. I'm a traditionalist. I love the red and green. it just says Christmas to me.

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  98. I think I like the green and red for this card. Thanks for sharing.

    Luria

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  99. I prefer the red and green - I guess I am too much of a traditionalist :) I also love the font on the red and green card!
    Thank you for sharing both cards - I love seeing everything you create!
    Liz S.

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  100. Love Love Love your card!!

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  101. I prefer the traditional red/green.

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  102. Normally I only do red/green for Christmas but I am really liking the blue/pink. I may have to change things up this year!

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  103. I always like red/green for Christmas.

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  104. I guess that I am a traditionalist since I really like the red and green card. Jill P. Manteca, CA

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  105. I'm a Christmas purist. Love the red and green. Thanks for the wonderful ideas using the new Artbooking cartridge.

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  106. i like the red and green...

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  107. The green and red one looks more like Christmas but I do like the blue and pink one.

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  108. I like the red and Green one as it more traditional for Christmas.. although I do most of my Christmas cards in Burgundy, hunter green and gold.. I like the pink and blue one for a more wintery look rather than Christmas. Great ideas though..thanks

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  109. Cute Xmas card. And the colors are cool I like the way you used Christmas colors and then not Christmas colors. Thanks for sharing.

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  110. I did lots of pink and teal last year so I'm going for more traditional this year. red and green pops.

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  111. I love to use glitter and bling when making cards, but haven't used it on my scrapbook pages, yet.

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  112. I'm so happy to find your page, I have 3 Cricuts and the Gypsy and I still have a lot of questions. So I will explore your page often.

    I read about your father,I can understand what you are living now,I will keep you in my prayers but the main thing is that you need to have faith that everything is going to be the best for him and for all the family. God bless you.

    Norma from creatingandsharingit.blogspot.com

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  113. I will be praying for you and your family. I lost both of my parents to cancer. I know it is not easy on the patient of the family.

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  114. First of all my prayers are with you and your family, I lost my Dad to cancer also.
    Second, I thank you for the great glittering
    idea for the snowflake card. I'm going to try it
    with orange and black glitter for a Halloween card. Thanks. rosebud114

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  115. Joy, thanks for all you do! My thoughts are with you and your family during this tough, tough time. Take care! Kris

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  116. Like the overlays of the Artbooking cartridge. I made a Halloween mini book w/ it and will give these Christmas cards a try.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  117. I guess I'm a traditionalist b/c I love the green and red better.

    Jeorgette

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  118. I love your cards and the spray you use for the overlay. Can you tell me the name of the kind you use and where online you can get it? I have done a search but not finding what you are using.

    Thanks so much for your help.

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