Sunday, April 21, 2013

A Tall Order for a Happy Birthday with Kelly Alvarez!

Hi Bloggers! Happy Sunday to you! I'm always thrilled to bring you an exclusive from the sweet and talented Kelly Alvarez of Lawn Fawn! Their whimsical designs always bring a smile to my face and I challenge you to look at them and not smile! Seriously!

For this exclusive, Kelly made a sweet Birthday card and matching envelope while showing us how much you really can make these stamps your own and get creative with them!

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Here's a little bit more about the card in Kelly's words:

One of the many reasons that I love clear stamps is that you can manipulate them by bending them for different looks. In this case, I loved the idea of a giraffe bending down to blow out a candle, so I just bent the giraffe from Critters on the Savanna's neck, and I was able to get that look! So fun! I stamped the cake from Year Three also, cut them out and adhered them on to a card covered in some cute papers from the Daphne's Closet 6x6 pad. I used Riley's ABCs for a custom sentiment. I just love doing that!
 
 (Alter your stamps to fit your project!)

I thought this fun party needed a banner so I used one from the Daphne's Closet element stickers. I just popped it up on some foam adhesive for some dimension. Stickers are so fun!

I made an envelope to match using papers from the Daphne's Closet collection kit and the Martha Stewart mini scoring board. I adhered a Daphne's Closet sticker for a perfect place to write the address!

Thank you so much to Simon for having me again! Don't forget to wish big! :)
Thanks for reading today, and thank you to Kelly... we love you!!!








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169 comments:

  1. So cute, and what a fabulous way to use your stamps in a different way. TFS!

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  2. So darling! Love the paper and the giraffe manipulation.

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  3. Always love Kelly Marie's projects and videos!
    Her enthusiasm is so addictive! Love it!!
    Looooove LF products!!! I always have fun making LF projects!
    Love this card and envelope!
    Happy Sunday everyone! :)

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  4. What an awesome idea from Kelly. How talented is she!

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  5. So sweet, love the cute giraffe!! xx

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  6. Very creative of the use of stamp. Great card!

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  7. Lawn Fawn stamps are so much fun! Kelly's card is so cute, too!

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  8. Very cute Kelly!! Love the bending giraffe!

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  9. What a cute little birthdaycard :D

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  10. What a cutie card here again Kelly, I love this little cute giraffe, and which kid wouldn´t too?

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  11. A very cute card - thanks for all the tips

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  12. Cute stamps and thanks for the tips on bending the stamps.

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  13. Sweet card! Thanks for the technique tip. ;-)

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  14. Such a gorgeous and cute card! thank you for the tips too xx

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  15. It's great how these stamps can be adjusted to make the perfect card!

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  16. How absolutely adorable and I love the matching envelope!

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  17. That is so cute! I love the matching envelope!!

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  18. so so cute :) obsessed with lawn fawn.

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  19. I can never get enough of lawn fawn stamps...all the critters are too cute!

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  20. That girl is just a darling and her personally shows up in everything she makes! The card and envelope she made for today are too darn cute and fun!!! (:

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  21. Cute card and I love that you made a matching envelope. Now I know what to do with a lot of the thinner, one-sided paper I have!

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  22. Adorable card! I love that stamp set!

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  23. A very sweet and clever idea Kelly used on her adorable card!!

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  24. the giraffe looks so cute blowing out the birthday candles! :)

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  25. How cute with the giraffe bending over to blow out the candle! I like the banner too.

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  26. I've never tried to bend a clear stamp, I was afraid it wouldn't take back it's original shape... but I love the idea though...

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  27. I love the card...so cute. The little birthday cake is just so adorable!!

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  28. I always love to see what Kelly Marie does with her stamps--fun projects today.

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  29. This is a darling card. How clever to bend that stamp. Gives you two stamps for the price of one, lol. Great idea to use papers to make the card and envelope match.

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  30. Darling card and I love the matching envelope!

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  31. I need to remember Kelly's tip about manipulating the stamp to do what you want. The card turned out so cute with the giraffe bending down to the candle. The banner tops it off, in more ways than one.

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  32. What little one wouldn't love to receive such a fun card. Lawn Fawn has some really cute stamps.

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  33. ADORABLE Kelly!!! Love your tip! I don't think to do this with critter stamps!

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  34. The tip about bending the giraffe's neck is worth price of the stamp set. So very clever. The card is very sweet.

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  35. Lawn Fawn is my favorite stamp company! I love their designs and fun, playful stamps! Thank you Kelly Marie and Simon Says Stamp for the inspiration :)

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  36. I love clear stamps because of this versatility! Thanks for this lovely card!

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  37. This is so adorable..Love love the card and the LF stamps are so cute..

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  38. so cute! i have to try that bending trick!

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  39. never used CS in this way,
    thanks for the Idea --- I´ll try it

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  40. I love the tip about using the stamps! Cute card!

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  42. Love me some Lawn Fawn! I hadn't seen the stickers before. More added to my wish list!

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  43. that Kelly .... always makes the cutest cards - she is a great source of inspiration!
    Sandra ltb

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  44. Lawn Fawn has such cute products! Clever to bend the giraffe's neck!

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  45. Thanks for sharing this technique, Kelly! Sometimes I forget that we can do this with clear stamps :-) I need to use this more often!

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  46. very cute with the matching enveloppe!
    xxx Marianne MW

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  47. What a fantastic card! The tips are great!! Thank you so much for sharing this!

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  48. This is adorable! I love it! :)

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  49. I love the girafe, that's so cool how you can lodify your stamps like that

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  50. The Lawn Fawn stamps are always fun to see and use...thanks for a fun post.

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  51. Cute! I love the matching envelope and the way the neck of the girafe was altered to fit the project! Hugs, Hanneke

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  52. I always love Kelly Marie's cards and this is no exception. Cute, cute, cute!

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  53. What a cute idea & a super-cute card & envelope. Thank you for sharing, Kelly Marie!

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  54. WOW! I love sss... I love the bending or manipulating of the stamps! Awesome idea! Im gonna try it... "Happy Spring"

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  55. That's a delightful card...why not bend all sorts of images to suit the project!

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  56. This is very cute and an awesome way to get another look from the stamp! Love the use of the paper to make the card and envelope coordinate!

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  57. Such an amazing idea!! I love the way you played with the neck of the giraffe!! Thanks for sharing and have a Fabulous Week!! ;)

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  58. What an adorable card and fun video!!

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  59. Love, love, love Lawn Fawn stamps!

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  60. Awww, what a sweet card, LOVE the matching envelope too :)

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  61. love the card. My fav is LAWN FAWN stamps the clear stamps are so much easier to use that wood.

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  62. I love the cute little faces on all the stamps Lawn Fawn makes, and I love that you can bend them for a totally different stretch of the imagination! Well done Kelly!

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  63. Kelly always have the cutest projects!

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  64. Fab card! Love the way the giraffe was manipulated!

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  65. What is it about giraffes that is so endearing?! LOVE this adorable card and Kelly Marie's use of the stickers and papers, too!

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  66. Already a follower! Love Lawn Fawn Stamps! Great card Kelly Marie! Never thought of "bending" the animals (lol!)

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  67. Cute card! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  68. I love the card and envelope. Giraffe, cake and banner are awesome! Thanks for sharing and for the opportunity!

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  69. I love this card! And great tips for using the clear stamps! Love the matching envelope. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  70. Brilliant idea, love Kelly's giraffe :)

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  71. Hiper cute, love that you can modified your clear stamps.

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  72. Such a cute card and the envelope to match - great combination ! Thanks for sharing Kelly !

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  73. Now I will be looking at all my critters and wondering how I can contort them to do human things!

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  74. THIS is just SO SO SO CUTE!!! I need that safari set so badly!!! :)

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  75. I've never thought of bending them!!!!

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  76. How very cute! Great idea to bend that giraffe! You gave a whole different look to Mr. Giraffe!

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  77. Thanks for a great tip. It's why I prefer the clear stamps as I think they're more versatile. The envelop sets the card off perfectly!

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  78. I always learn something new on this blog! Thanks.

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  79. Such a cute card I love the tip

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  80. Thanks for reminding me again! Clear stamps can be bended to make different look. This sure is a good idea and not to forget!!^_^

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  81. Such a darling card. Love LF stamps. They are so fun to play with. Thanks for the tip too.

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  82. What a cute card - love the tie in with the saying and the giraffe!

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  83. I am so in love with Critters On the Savannah! Hoping to add them to my collection soon! Such a cute card! TFS!

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  84. So cute, Kelly! I love how he's bending down. Great idea. :)

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  85. I've bent my sentiment stamps before but never thought to do it to the critters! So cute. Thanks for the chance to win, SSS! :)

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  86. Such a fun idea...thanks so much for sharing it with us, and for a chance to win!

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  87. What a cute card, Kelly~!!! Thanks for the great tip! ^_^

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  88. Lawn Fawn is the best. Kelly did an awesome job on this one. Love how she bent the giraffe.

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  89. Really cute card!! Love that little cake! Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

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  90. I agree! I love bending my clear stamps and this was a stroke of genius to bend the neck just a bit!!! SO cute!!!!!

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  91. ADORABLE!! Love how Kelly bent the giraffe to make it look like he's blowing out the candle!!! And that coordinating envelope is just darling!!!

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  92. Lawn Fawn has the cutest stamps.. Love Kelly's idea of bending the giraffe... Cute card!

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  93. Love Kelly and adore Lawn Fawn! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  94. Adorable card, Kelly Marie! I've got this stamp set and now I'll be moving that giraffe's head all over the place. :)

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  95. What a sweet card. I just love the stamps. My fav is the giraffe and cake. I love Lawn Fawn things. Thank you for the chance to win.
    Linda

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  96. A very fun card - I love the giraffe and the other critters in the set and am very happy they have matching dies!

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  97. Cute card. Love Lawn Fawn. Thanks for the chance to win

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  98. well, that is a darn cute idea...to manipulate the stamp by bending it! thanks for the great idea!

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  99. Thanks for the great tip - I never thought about manipulating the clear stamps befor! Such a cute card!!

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  100. Such a cute card and great use
    of the stamp.
    Carla from Utah

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  101. I love how you bent the neck of the giraffe. So cute!

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  102. Darling birthday card! I absolutely love Critters on the Savannah and their lawn cuts! Thanks for the fun and ideas you always provide!

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  103. Beautiful card, and love having an envelope to match

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  104. I love the idea of bending your stamps like this! TFS =)

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  105. Wonderful tips and ideas..love it, thanks for sharing! Now if only I can remember!

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  106. Just precious! Love the adorable, and love the matching envelope!

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  107. Cute....Tell Kelly Happy Birthday!!!!

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  108. Adorable! What a great idea to make the giraffe bend over to blow out the candle!!!

    housesbuiltofcards@gmail.com
    www.housesbuiltofcards.blogspot.com

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  109. What a super cute card! Love the dalring images... and how you bent the neck! Fun colors!

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  110. So sweet! I need grandkids just so I can make cards like this!

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  111. Oh my, love that giraffe! Such a cute card!!

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  112. Love your stamps Kelly!! Super cute card!

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  113. kelly is always so cute and sweet lovely card

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  114. I love the way the giraffe is bending over~what a great idea!

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  115. Such a cute card! I love Lawn Fawn stamps!

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  116. This is so darn cute!! Great tip for using the stamp in many ways :)

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  117. Happy Birthday Kelly Marie! Love all the LF stamps! This is such a good way to use a stamps differtly, TFS!

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  118. What a cool idea. Who thinks up this stuff?
    marilyn2222 @ hotmail dot com
    follower

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  119. Little giraffe is so cute :-)

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  120. So adorable!!

    Carol B
    ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

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  121. Cute card! I'm discovering the fun of bending clear stamps as well.

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  122. love Lawn Fawn and that great giraffe idea!

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  123. This card is just adorable! Love how she altered the giraffe! So cute!

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  124. Awww...this is so cute! :) hugs, Kimberly

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  125. Who can resist Lawn Fawn stamps? Not I!
    Laura Holt

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  126. Great tip on the bending of the giraffe stamp. Love the card! :D

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  127. Super cute card! Great idea of manipulating the clear stamp. Need to remember this with all of them... ~Go d bless~

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  128. I love how she manipulated the stamp. Such a sweet giraffe!

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  129. So cute how the giraffe is now blowing out his (her?) candle.

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  131. Never thought about doing this with my giraffe - must try it!

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  132. Adorable card, and fun technique.

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  133. Kelly Marie always comes up with the cutest designs
    and fun ways to use tools & supplies!

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  134. Thanks for the tips, Kelly! This really cute and adorable!

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  135. Very cute card! Thank you for the stamp tip!

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  136. Great technique and one I have to use more!

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  137. Kelly - Thank you - super technique!

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