10.14.2015

Stamp of Approval Blog Hop - Peace, Love & Joy


Hello! I'm so excited to be participating in today's Stamp of Approval Blog Hop.  Hopefully you've reached my blog by way of Kelly's blog. (To start at the beginning of the hop, please click HERE.) I've created a card using one of the stamp sets that's available in the upcoming Holiday Magic Collection, Winnie & Walter's Scenery: Holiday Trimmings.  It's really hard to tell in my pic, but I put my Minc machine to good use and foiled this super fun candy cane/peppermint-esque stripe! :)  

To create my card, I started by first stamping the striped image repeatedly on a piece of white CS in Versafine ink, leaving a space for the sentiment.  I then copied the image onto another piece of white CS using my copier, then ran it through my Minc with mint foil.  


Here's a better pic of the foiled image! Sooooo pretty!

Next, I stamped the scripty sentiment in Versafine ink before adhering the stamped layer to a medium gray card base.  To finish up, I embellished with clear sequins.  Easy peasy! :)

Just as a heads up, MOST of the products found in the Holiday Magic Collection won't be available to purchase separately until much later in 2016, including the Scenery: Holiday Trimmings set I've used on my card today.  To purchase the entire Stamp of Approval Holiday Magic Collection, please click HERE to sign up for the wait list. 

Want to be entered for your chance to win one of the Holiday Magic Collection boxes? All you need to do is leave a comment by Friday, noon EST to be entered for the prize. :) Two winners will be randomly picked from all the comments throughout the blog hop. Good luck! :)

Thanks so much for stopping by today, up next is Danielle's blog.  Also, here's the complete list of participants in today's hop in case you get lost along the way:


Have a great one!

338 comments:

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    1. I'm unable to find your comment button. So, I'll just say here that this is really a lovely clean and simple card!

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    2. I can't find the comment button either darn it! Love the stamp and your foiling!

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    3. Love the card. So elegant yet pretty. TFS I couldn't find comment button either.

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    4. I also couldn't find the comment button so here I am such a great card love the foil and that stamp is awesome.

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  2. Oh my goodness, that is so pretty! I love the simple elegance of this card.

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  3. The scripts stamp is wonderful- love your card

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    1. I agree, the scripts are great. Lovely card

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    2. The comment box at the bottom keeps disappearing and I haven't even had any wine yet!!! I do love the shiny stripes!

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  4. It's amazing how changing the colors up on a stamp gives it such a different look. Nicely done.

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  5. Of course you have to foil it! Great idea!

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  6. Very pretty! You say it's easy, but it sure looks difficult! Love it!

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  7. Absolutely perfect! I'm inspired to get out my mini Minc now! TFS!

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  8. Love the foil idea. I wouldn't have thought to copy it and foil it.

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  9. That's amazing! Love that candy cane!

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  10. Wow... Pretty... Love the simplicity of this card

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  11. Love the foil and how simple this card is. Simply elegant!

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  12. Love the foil and how simple this card is. Simply elegant!

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  13. Your foiling is out of this world.
    Never in a million years would I have thought of this.
    Just beautiful!

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  14. I have never used foil before. I love the shine!

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  15. Love the vorder stamp and love the foil!!

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  16. What a clever way to use stamps with foil.

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  17. Love this boarder stamp and how you used the foil with it. Great card!

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  18. Love the candy cane and border stamp in green too!

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  19. So pretty! I loved the technique you used. I can only imagine how it must shimmer in person!

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  20. Still working on adding foil to my technique box of tricks. This is lovely.

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  21. So, so elegant! Foil is a true holiday choice, isn't it. Beautiful.

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  22. Love the mint foil it works great. Such a fabulous card.

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  23. Love this!!! That foil is amazing ♥

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  24. Great tip on how to use your stamps with a Minc, thanks!

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  25. I love this card--makes me think of the Andes chocolate mints!!! It looks so elegant but simple--thanks for the ideas.

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  26. How'd you do that?? It's so pretty.

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  27. Beautiful card, the candy cane stamp is beautiful in the mint foil.

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  28. Omg
    .....I love this. This candy cane stamp is so cool the way u used it.....hugs from KY.....Laura

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  29. Good idea! I would not have thought of stamping, copying and then foiling. I love learning new things!

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  30. Wonderful card! The sentiment strip between the many candy stripes is a great idea.

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  31. I cannot wait to get my hands on this stamp. Love your card.

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  32. Just lovely, the colors and the design are gorgeous!

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  33. Wow, talk about stunning!! Love the foil. You've inspired me to start foiling again!!

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  34. Heather, your card is stunning! You've used my 2 favorite stamps from that set. The candy cane stripe looks divine in foil! Thank you for being a part of the Stamp of Approval Holiday Magic Collection release!!!

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  35. Love the candy cane stamp! The foil is simply stunning!

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  36. WOW! Foiling that peppermint stripe is genius. Looks incredible with that garland sentiment.

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  37. You are absolutely right--soooo pretty.

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  38. Thank you for showing the foil photo, I love this card. Simple yet elegant, what a great way to use that stamp. I'm trying this technique for sure!

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  39. There are so many ways to get foiling on an image. Really like your card.

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  40. Brilliant idea! I must try this technique. It creates such a stunning card!

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  41. I am so trying this with my minc , there is just something about the foil finish that makes your card even more festive. Foil and the holidays just go together perfectly

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  42. What an original idea and SO elegant!

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  43. Very stunning card. Love the angle of the stamping and the colors you chose. Never used foil before..I will have to give it a try.

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  44. I love the border stamp and how you foiled it. Very pretty!

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  45. I love how u foiled it! So pretty!

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  46. the foiling is gorgeous - at first i thought it was just black and white - and fantastic layout/design

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  47. Wow! the foiling is great! Dont; quite understand how you did it

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  48. Very elegant. I appreciate learning a new technique too.

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  49. So pretty, the foiling looks amazing

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  50. This is the PERFECT masculine Holiday card!! IN LOVE with the foiling! Very elegant!!

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  51. Class and elegance through and through! Handsome and striking!
    ~c

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  52. Oh my that is some gorgeous foiling you have going on here Heather!! Wow!!

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  53. That mint foiling is fabulously gorgeous!

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  54. Oh what a unique way to use the candy cane stripe! Loving it!

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  55. Oh goodness. ...love the foiled candy cane. Thanks for ideas.

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  56. The shimmery candy cane border is so pretty. I want to give it a try!

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  57. Love the candy cane stripe and all that shimmer! This card is very pretty.

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  58. Love the candy canes, awesome card !!

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  59. Awesome card, I think this is my favorite stamp in this kit, can't wait to get it.

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  60. Oh, I love that foiling technique! It looks great with the candy cane stripes!!

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  61. Oh, dear. I think that I just added a Minc machine to my wish list. Love your card.

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  62. Love how the script sentiments can match up to create a continuous banner effect.

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  63. Love this you guys are inspiring me so much!!! cant wait for my box!!!

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  64. Very pretty!!!! Love the sentiment!!

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  65. What a wonderful idea to foil this candy cane stripe! Super card!

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  66. What a "bright" idea! The foil is a great idea!

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  67. Such an fun holiday card!!! Fabulous desing and love the color!

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  68. Love the foil idea! Very pretty!!!

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  69. love the card, and thank you for sharing the foiling technique!

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  70. I am loving the foil this year, thanks for sharing a way to use it with the kit. Love the graphic look of your card.

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  71. So clean and crisp! If I tried this it would be a hot mess!! LOVE IT!

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  72. The card is beautiful.
    Love the mint foil.
    I have a foiling machine but haven't gotten it out of the box yet. Bad me!
    thanks for sharing a great card.

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  73. Beautiful sweet and simple card with unexpected dimension in the glitter. TFS

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  74. love the candy cane foiling!

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  75. love the foiling! what a great idea to get more out of our stamps!

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  76. Beautiful card.. i really love that candy cane stripe!

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  77. Love the non-traditional candy cane stripe! Great card!

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  78. Love it, those stamps look amazing!

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  79. I love all the borders included in this box. Supper candy cane stripe. It makes a beautiful card!

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  80. oh my goodness!!!!... a foiled candy cane background! how adorable!!!! glad to meet some of catherines many!!! friends:)

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  81. Very nice border card. Thanks!!

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  82. Loving that candy cane border. You made one super card with it!

    Hugs
    Chris B

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  83. Love the card. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  84. LOVE the foiling! Pretty card!

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  85. Heather - the foiling on this card just MAKES it! Lovely!!

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  86. I like the simplicity of your card it looks very slick and I think the foil looks great 😊

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  87. Love your card so many ideas running through my head

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  88. Such a great way to use these stamps!

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  89. Love the foil! will need to try it when I get my SOA!

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  90. This is elegant and fun at the same time!!!

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  91. I love the shine the foil mint color gives and the scripty words.

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  92. Oooh I love the foiling. Gives me lots of ideas to get some use out of my Minc

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  93. I have been thinking that the candy cane border should be red, but you have definitely shown me that there is so much more options. Thanks!

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  94. Oh look at that, love how you used the stripe on an angle.

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  95. Love clean and simple cards. The colour is amazing <3

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  96. Ooh, oooh, ooooh. Love the foiling on the candy cane border stamp!!! Great card!

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  97. Love how you have used the candy cane border stamp! Very beautiful card! Thanks for sharing!

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  98. So pretty!! I can see the shine from the foil!! I love this Winnie and Walter stamp set!!

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  99. I love the more elegant use of the candy cane. So pretty

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  100. Very cool doing a candy cane not in red. Love the way you did the sentiment!

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  101. A different color approach with the candy cane, but I like it a lot. Very lovely card

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  102. Very clever! I love this card!!

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  103. Love it! How do you get the foil to stick to such intricate stamps? Amazing!

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  104. I love the combination of the candy stick and the words.

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  105. I love the green foil and can see it in red or blue also. Nice card!!!

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  106. Fabulous card. Love the green foil. Classy, for sure.

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  107. I love that you foiled that candy cane... amazing results!

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  108. Hi Heather ~ LOVE this clean and simple Christmas card made with the candy cane stamp from Winnie & Walter (aren't they THE best??) The foil gives that extra pop to your card.....fantastic choice. Can't wait to get my hands on that Peace Joy Love stamp tomorrow!!!! Very nicely done (and you made me really think I need a MINC!).

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  109. Ohhh! Awesomesauce! This card is just too cute! I love that you foiled this card, too! Very pretty!

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  110. Ooooo this one really grabbed my attention. What a neat way to use the candy cane twist border stamp!

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  111. LOVE the mint foil color with that candy cane stripe, simply stunning!

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  112. Those stripes really shine!! Super cute card!!

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  113. Really, really pretty card. Love those candy canes, and the foil makes the card especially festive and elegant.

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  114. I really like the gold foiling!

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  115. Very nice love how you foiled the candy cane stamp just delicious

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  116. Classy and simple, just beautiful :)

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  117. I love your card its very pretty.....can't wait for box to come out!!!!

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  118. I just love it!!!!!!! the colors are to die for keep up the good work

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  119. Oh my goodness, that mint foil is just stunning!!! Love this!! Thanks for sharing this inspiration! ~Annie

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  120. Very pretty card. I love how simple and classic it looks. Great job.

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  121. Lovely card and what a GREAT idea about stamping then copying in order to foil your stamped images. That's absolutely brilliant!!!

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  122. Love your foiling accent, very cute card.

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  123. Oh goodness, your foiling is fantastic! Love it!

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  124. Oh dear this is gorgeous! I LOVE foil and the foiling you did looks amazing with these images! Beautiful!

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  125. That foiling is just beautiful. Love that it is a soft green!

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  126. Love the shimmer and shine. Great card!

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  127. Lovely elegant card Heather. Thank you.

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  128. What a pretty, modern design!

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  129. What a great use of the Minc machine. I will have to keep this in mind for when I receive my box!

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  130. Oh WOW, all those stripes just shine and sparkle...what a gret idea to run it through your minc machine!

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  131. I love your card! The repeating pattern with the one line of words looks awesome!

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  132. Love the diagonal lines. Beautiful card

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  133. I'm so excited to get one! I'd be even more excited to win one! :)

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  134. Everyone else made red candy canes. I love that you made green ones. The foiling really adds a bit of elegance to a simple care. Nice job!

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  135. Love how you used the candy cane stamp.

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  136. Never thought I would like a Christmas-card with so little colors, but I really like it!

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  137. Heather, don't you just love that striped candy cane and, those scripty words are AWESOME! WAY TO GO!

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  138. Wow, the simplicity is stunning. It makes such an elegant presentation. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  139. Heather, I love how you used the candy cane border stamp and minc foiled it! Awesome and fun!

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  140. Candy cane stripes are really nice

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  141. The touch of sequins is perfect!

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  142. Nice use of the candy stripe!

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  143. What a clever idea! I'm in love with my minc machine and didn't really think about stamping and copying my pattern to foil! I can't wait to try this now!

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  144. awesome awesome card! I love it!

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  145. I don't have all those machines but I love it especially the foil.

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  146. Enjoyed your fabulous color choice.Thanks for the inspiration.

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