Caring Hearts Blog Hop

Today I've been invited to participate in the Caring Hearts Blog Hop. This is day 1 and another fabulous group of crafters will be back tomorrow for a 2nd day of hopping!  If you've been hopping along, you probably arrived from Caroline Bredeson's.  If not, no worries, the full hop list is at the bottom of this post, and you can just keep on hopping until you come full circle.  {grin}

The Caring Hearts Card Drive is a card drive organized by Vera Yates & Jennifer McGuire with the goal to collect holiday cards for the elderly that live in nursing homes. During this time many of the elderly who lives in nursing homes are feeling lonely and missing their family. Wouldn't it be so awesome if we could bring a smile to their face & brighten their holiday season simply by sharing our love of card making? A simple gesture to let them know that they are not forgotten.  The card drive is going on right now until November 28, 2014. If you'd like to send your cards for the card drive please visit this blog post for the card drive details.


About my project:
My card for today uses my Mojo Monday card sketch for this week.  It's contest week, so if you've got a little time, come play along for a chance to win some Verve stamps! I always love seeing what everyone creates.

I stamped the two poinsettias from Joyous Noel in early espresso, embossed with clear detail embossing powder and then colored with Distress markers and a waterbrush.  The sentiment is embossed onto patterned paper and I distressed the edges of all my panels with antique linen and vintage photo ink.  The border is cut with one of the dies in the Scalloped Trim Trio Die Set and I added some gold cording for accent.  I finished off with some ink splatters with the air art tool and a brushed corduroy marker.

In the true tradition of a blog hop, there are some fabulous prizes being given away to lucky commentors along the hop!  The prize drawing will be open until midnight CST on Saturday, November 8, 2014.  Winners will be chosen randomly based on collective comments left on the designers's blogs. So be sure to leave loads of love for everyone!

Prizes:
Online Card Classes – class of your choice! (THREE winners.)
Simon Says Stamp – $50 gift certificates
Inspiration emporium – $25 gift certificate
Verve Stamps - $30 gift certificate
Latina Crafter - $15 GC
May Arts – 2 rolls of ribbon
Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking - 1 year free subscription to Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking Magazine

Okay, next up on the hop is Chaitali Narla.

I'll leave you with the full hop list for today, in case there's a glitch along the way:


Enabler's List
Stamps: Joyous Noel (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Christmas Cottage (Teresa Collins
Ink:early espresso (SU!), festive berries, peeled paint, mustard seed, antique linen, brushed corduroy, vintage photo (Ranger Distress)
Accessories: Scalloped Trim Trio Die Set (A Cut Above by VERVE), gold cording, clear embossing powder, air art tool

210 comments

  1. Love the vintage feel of this card! Beautiful!

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  2. I love the sketch that you used to make your beautiful card! I think this is such an AWESOME project and I plan on making some Christmas cards today for the drive! What a wonderful thing to be able to brighten an elderly persons day and make them smile!!

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  3. What a beautiful card! And for such a great cause! Thanks for sharing!

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  4. Julee, this is gorgeous. I love the rich colors and the elegance. So pretty!

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  5. Lovely card with a vintage feel!

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  6. So gorgeous Julee!! Love your Vintage style! ;)

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  7. Julee your card is GORGEOUS. Thanks for sharing.
    Thanks for supporting such a wonderful cause. Thanks for being one of the generous sponsors, too.
    Crafty hugs,
    D~
    DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

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  8. I love the vintage warmth of your Christmas card Julee!!

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  9. Lovely vintage looking card.

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  10. So lovely! This is one of my all time favorite Christmas stamp sets! Love your gorgeous creation.

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  11. What an absolutely elegant card!

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  12. Julee, this is stunning! Love the vintage design. Thank you again for all your support for Caring Hearts Card Drive.

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  13. Heart-warming, heart-melting and spirit-lifting: your cards AND your reason for creating them! Mega-watt smiles and cheer guaranteed!
    ~c

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  14. Elegant and classy, such a pretty card!!

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  15. I LOVE the colors you chose. I like the darker red as opposed to the bright red of Christmas. And the gold accent is just perfect!

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  16. The colors on your card a gorgeous!! Tfs Jill

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  17. What a beautiful holiday card! So very elegant!!

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  18. Love the bronze twine behind the poinsettia! Gorgeous mix of papers/colours too.

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  19. Beautiful card. It has a vintage look to it that is so nice.
    thanks for sharing and for helping a great cause.

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  20. Love this beautiful vintage card! All the details add up to a gorgeous design.

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  21. Stunning card. Love your beautiful paper choices. TFS

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  22. I have no words other than WOW - GORGEOUS!!! Great vintage colour combo & texture, love it!

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  23. What a rich and beautiful creation! I love that poinsettia stamp and it is coloured so perfectly. Thanks for supporting the Caring Hearts Card Drive.

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  24. Gorgeous card! I love the colors. Thanks for helping this worthy cause!

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  25. beautiful card...love the rich colors!

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  26. Wonderful card drive. I love how this can bring so many people together. Such a pretty card Julee. Love the elegant poinsettias and the rich colors on the DP.

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  27. So pretty! I like the gold cording.

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  28. I think this is a wonderful idea and this is the first year I've participated. I mailed my bundle of cards to the address in Canada last week. Your card is beautiful - love the design - and it's sure to bring some joy!

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  29. Wonderful card you created! Thank you so much for highlighting this amazing cause. ~kim

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  30. Such a beautiful design with fabulous colors. Thanks for inspiring

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  31. Beautiful card...love the color technique on the poinsettias!

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  32. Such a beautiful card. So sparkly and pretty. TFS

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  33. Great card!

    My kids helped me deliver cards last year; so this year they also wanted to make some and are currently at work on it! I am so glad to see them having such a spirit of giving and all those who send cards…they are so amazing (just going by what I saw last year) and the residents LOVE them so much!
    ~God bless~

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  34. What a stunning card! It is so rich and pretty, anyone would love to receive such a gorgeous card. Thanks for sharing

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  35. Gorgeous card, love the layout, will try it

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  36. Gorgeous card ... love all the patterns. It's so Christmasy.

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  37. Wow! Your card looks so amazing!! Like out of a boxed set!! Such great work!!!

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  38. Love these rich traditional colors! Guess we were on the same channel with our mojo cards as we both used the same set! :-) Great minds think alike they say - lol!

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  39. Beautiful card, I work aged care and know how much these cards will be cherished <3

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  40. Your card is a lovely work of art. Thank you!

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  41. BEAUTIFUL...vintage is my favorite!

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  42. Love the vintage look of the card!

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  43. Elegant and beautiful card. Love the traditional use of colors. :)

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  44. Beautiful vintage card! Love the rich, warm colors!!

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  45. Very elegant with the deep rich colours.

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  46. Hi Julee... very classic, gorgeous card!

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  47. I love that deep colors on your card - so elegant!

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  48. Beautiful card and a great project!

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  49. This is a very elegant card. Just lovely.

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  50. Very rich and elegant. Thanks for sharing.

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  51. what a supportive industry! so proud to be part of it. love your card <3

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  52. What a beautiful card! And for such a great cause! Thanks for sharing!

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  53. Beautiful card and LOVE the cause!!

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  54. Oohhhh, that scallop trip is cool! And that is a lovely layout.

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  55. I like the classic and traditional colors you used.

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  56. Very pretty! I would love to be on the receiving end of this card!

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  57. So pretty! I love the colors you chose and the gold cord/string! Someone is going to love receiving this card! It's one of those cards you just want to touch it and admire it:)lol! Love it, and thanks for joining in this hop, it's for a wonderful cause!

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  58. This card is beyond beautiful and definitely inspired me to get into the Christmas craft mode. I'm making duplicates of all my Christmas-themed cards to send in to the drive. Thanks for featuring such a great project!

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  59. Lovely card. The colors are so warm and rich.

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  60. Gorgeous card!! Love that poinsettia!

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  61. so pretty...love it. I am def going to try this... thanks

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  62. Love your creation! It is so beautiful and elegant!

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  63. Beautiful colours and to very thought, that I want already the holiday season!:)

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  64. Wonderful combinations of papers and colors. Love what you did with the sketch.

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  65. Very elegant card, i think it is beautiful! Thanks for sharing

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  66. Very, very nice card. It's in the style and colors that I would use.

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  67. Love the warmth in this card. Thank you for sharing and supporting such a wonderful cause.

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  68. What a lovely vintage looking card!

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  69. Great card, love the colors! I mailed my Caring Hearts cards today! Loving the blog hop!

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  70. Your card is so pretty. Caring Hearts is a wonderful idea, glad to participate :)

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  71. I love the color you got using distress markers! Thank you for sharing.

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  72. Fabulous card. So many gorgeous details :)

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  73. Gorgeous vintage card - you've achieved lots of depth with the inking and shading. Fabulous cause!

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  74. Nice card--the colors are so calming.

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  75. GORGEOUS! Love the colors and those poinsettias are to die for! TFS!

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  76. You put the perfect vintage feel on this card. So pretty. Thank you for sharing!

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  77. Love the traditional look of this card.

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  78. Wonderful Christmas card and love the vintage look and distressing!

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  79. Such a romantic and lush looking card!

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  80. I love the deep, rich colors and lovely patterns in your card! Really a wonderful design! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  81. Beautiful rich colors on your card... very nice

    awesome card, I hate to repeat myself with these comments, but I feel the same about all of you girls that do this blog hops, you and your work is awesome..

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  82. Love the dark rustic colors of this card, and the poinsettias are just amazing!! <3

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  83. Pretty pretty pretty!! So vintage.

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  84. Beautiful vintage Christmas card :)

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  85. Beautiful card & so much detail!

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  86. Wonderful card. Love the warm colours and the vintage feel.

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  87. Gorgeous!!! Thank you for sharing.

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  88. This is a beautiful card. I love the idea of a card drive. Fun for the makers and the recipients too!

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  89. Love all the yummy details of your beautiful card. I'm using a poinsettia image for my cards this year. Thanks

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  90. Love your beautiful vintage colors for Christmas.

    Noreen
    Crafty Journal

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  91. What a beautiful and elegant card.

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  92. Beautiful card! I have already sent my cards to Vera:)

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  93. Your card is simply beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

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  94. WOW! Super cute card! This is a great cause, cheering our elders who are residing in nursing homes!

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  95. Gorgeous. Love the rich colors and pretty details.

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  96. Gorgeous card - I love those rich festive colors!

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  97. I really like the vintage design on this card.

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  98. This is just a wonderful drive. Your card is very stunning. Thank you for caring and sharing your talent.

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  99. Lovely card, the colors are so nice!

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  100. Welcome back! Love the rich colors and shimmery bow!

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  101. This card is just stunning!! Beautiful

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  102. the card layout is awesome and I love the aged look music paper and the beautiful reds. The stylized poinsettias are beautiful. Well done.

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  103. This is so beautiful and vintage. Love it.

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  104. What a beautiful card! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  105. beautiful card.. lovely traditional colors....
    -Berina
    Moxie Craftie

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  106. Your vintage card is so pretty!!!

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  107. lovely coloring/inking on these flowers!

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  108. beautiful card, love the rich colors

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  109. Wowww a pretty and elegant card!!!!

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  110. Beautiful card. I love the red decorative paper and how it helps the poinsettias "pop".

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  111. Wow, such rich colors and lovely vintage feel...a gorgeous Christmas card!

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  112. LOVE the colors and the look of this card! :)

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  113. I love the vintage feel, thanks for the inspiration!

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  114. The vintage feel is gorgeous. TFS xxx

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  115. Gorgeous card! Love the vintage look :)

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  116. This card is beautiful! So rich and regal looking.

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  117. Wow. So pretty. My Mama would love this style of card.

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  118. Very pretty and traditional Christmas card! Love the colors that you used! Looks great!

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  119. Beautiful traditional Christmas card! tfs

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  120. I just love the vintage style of this card!

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  121. You card is so beautiful with the vibrant colors and the poinsettia! Great organization you are doing this for!

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  122. I love the beautiful, rich colors, inking and gold trim! Gorgeous!

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  123. This is a beautiful card. I love the traditional, rich colors.

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  124. This is a beautiful card. I love the traditional, rich colors.

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  125. I love the jewel tones you used on your card. It has an vintage or antique feeling and I think it is beautiful.

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  126. Beautiful card! Love the rich traditional colors!

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  127. Very pretty card! I love your color choices.

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  128. Very rich and beautiful card! Thanks for sharing your creativity with us.

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  129. Such a pretty card. i love the gold thread behind your decorative element

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  130. WOW! Your cards are beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

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  131. Love how you used the twine under the cut out! BobbisTreasure at aol dot com

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  132. Beautiful card. I love tho flowers and the rich colors!

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  133. Wow to me that says Christmas. Love the card and everything on it.

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  134. LOVE the gold cord/twine. Beautiful card!

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  135. Love the beautiful vintage feel of this card!

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  136. Really beautiful card!!! Love your Vintage style!
    eva

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  137. What an elegant card! I love the layering and colors.

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  138. Beautiful vintage style card and papers.

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  139. Love the rich colors in this card. So nostalgic.

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  140. Very nice! I love the gold cording.

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  141. That is so pretty and traditional looking, Wow, soft, love it.

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  142. this card is so gorgeous. i'll be crafting with friends this weekend to make cards for this worthy cause.

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  143. Beautiful card! I have started mine for the drive!

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  144. So glad to have learned about this cause and to a part of it.

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  145. Truly gorgeous card! Love the muted colors, which make the main panel pop even more. I'm usually one who doesn't like the bundle of thread look, but that cording really looks good! Tfs!

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  146. Gorgeous, antique and vintage looking card, great job!

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  147. That card is so elegant. Wonderful cause too.

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  148. What a beautiful card! I love the darker colors and musical notes!

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  149. Beautiful card! Love the deep colors!

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  150. I love the vintage colors used and the elegant feel of the card.

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