148 posts categorized "Poppystamps"

04/26/2022

Tue 26

Scattered Blossoms by Jean Okimoto

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Here's a spring card for a Mom - or anyone - who loves flowers and hearts.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with a scattered flowers slimline design combining Memory Box and Poppystamps blossoms on a Madras Plaid background.

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Cut Hex Half Pinpoint from a Madras Plaid Coral and Green 6x6.  Cut the second-largest Double Stitch Happy Heart Cut Out from the pale peach Delicate Pastels Glitter Pad 6x6.  The double stitches are an outline surrounding the heart - we're using just the inside heart here.

Cut Layered Cosmos twice from the Berry Red Collection 6x6.  Assemble the flowers.

Cut the Poppystamps Potpourri Flower Set from the Berry Red 6x6 and the pale peach Vintage Pastel Mirror Pad 6x6.

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Prepare a pale green speckled recycled cardstock slimline card (3-½" x 8-½").  Attach the top edges, sides and bottom of the plaid Hex Half to the card.  Tuck the tip of the heart behind the Hex Half.  Attach the flowers.

Add green Christmas Fairy Jewels for sparkly accents.

Two Hex Halfs (halves?) create a mirror-image hexagon window - but it's a great single die for pockets too.  You can even tuck a giftcard into it for Mother's Day, or any occasion.  Hope your gardens are beginning to bloom and provide a source of inspiration for your cards!

Thanks for visiting the blog - see you in May!

Jeansignature-3

 

 

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04/19/2022

Tue 19

Ruffled Blooms and Exquisite Leaf Set by Jean Okimoto

 

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Send a fresh garden greeting with Ruffled Blooms and Exquisite Leaf Set layered over a trellis-y frame from Poppystamps.  Hi, Jean Okimoto  here with a spring design that's easy and versatile - just pick your favorite shades from our 6x6 Collections of 108 coordinating colors.

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Cut Ruffled Blooms from different colors in the Vibrant Violet Collection.  I wasn't sure which blossoms and colors I'd use - so I cut all 4 designs, then saved the extras for another day.  Attach the oval centers to the 3 largest flowers.  Color all of the centers using a small dauber or cotton swab and Sunflower Yellow Brilliance.  The resulting color varies when Sunflower Yellow is layered over the different shades of cardstock.

Cut the Exquisite Leaf Set pieces from the Lush Green Collection.

Cut white cardstock with the 2-¾" Square Basics die.  Adding a matching solid background helps the flowers stand out more.

Cut the Poppystamps Penelope Pinpoint Frame from white cardstock.  This versatile A2-sized die looks great layered over a contrasting card too.  I chose a larger card to add a greeting.

Stamp the greeting - from the Open  Studio Friends and Family Clear Stamp Set - on a Lush Green sheet with Shady Lane VersaFine Clair.  Dry the ink, then cut the greeting block with a 1-¼" Square Basics die.

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Attach the diecuts to a white A6 card (4-½" x 6-¼").  Add the purplish Autumn Fairy Crystals.  Cut an A6-sized piece of cardstock to protect the card front for mailing.

Thanks for visiting our blog...see you on Friday!

 

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04/15/2022

Fri 15

Woodgrain Candy Totes by Jean Okimoto

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Got chocolate??  Create sturdy Woodgrain Paper Pack candy totes for Easter celebrations with Gentle Bunny and mixed blossoms from Memory Box and Poppystamps.   Hi, Jean Okimoto here with a project that took on a life of its own once I started diecutting the flowers from Memory Box 6x6 Color Collections.  No special treat  tote dies required for these!

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Score Kraft Woodgrain Paper (that's actually cardstock) lengthwise at 4-¼".  Score it again at 4" and 4-½" and fold it on the 4-¼" scoreline.  Attach the 3" x 4-¼" Rectangle Basics die to the folded cardstock - place the bottom short edge about 1/16" below the fold and cut the folded rectangle.  Repeat twice.

Cut the folded rectangles with the 2" x ¾" Rectangle Basics die to create a handle - save one little rectangle offcut for each tote.  Round the corners of the folded rectangle and the little rectangle.  Crease the bottom of the tote to form a gusset for the candy.

Cut Gentle Bunny from white cardstock.  Attach a 5mm pompom instead of the tail from the bunny set.  

Cut Layered Star Flowers from 3 shades of pink in the Berry Red Collection.  Cut the flowers again from 3 shades each of the yellow and orange Sunny Orange sheet.  Cut 2 sets of the leaves from the Layered Star Flower set from a light green Lush Green Collection sheet.  Cut the longer stem into 2 sections.

Cut the Poppystamps Flower Field Corner from dark orange and yellow sheets in the Sunny Orange set.  Cut it again from a pink sheet in the Berry Red set.  It'll form the pink, orange and pale yellow base layer of the flowers.

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Attach the front half of the folded tab to the tote for spacing. Attach the Flower Field Corners - leave some areas un-glued to add the leaves.  Add the leaves and a colorful mix of big and little blossoms.  

Attach Gentle Bunny.  Tape the chocolate inside the tote - Ghiradelli squares are a perfect fit.  Close the tote and adhere the back half of the tab.  Optional - you can also add a sparkly Fairy Crystal, Dewdrop or Gemstone to the tab to dress it up a bit - more handbag, less tote.

Mother's Day will be here soon...replace Gentle Bunny with more flowers or a heart if you're hosting Mother's Day Brunch.  The design also works for bridal showers or wedding favors.  Or anytime you want to share a bit of chocolate!  The Rectangle Basics set includes 16 sizes - there's a rectangle for any treat!

Thanks for visiting...Happy Easter if you're celebrating this weekend!

Jeansignature-3

 

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04/13/2022

Wed 13

Spring Flower Scene Card
by Sara Cook

Hi everyone.  I'm missing the pretty cherry blossoms from my front window view.  So I recreated it in a card.  Just add any sentiment in the inside and you got a beautiful card anyone would like to receive.

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Wood Siding:

Cut a piece of the Cream Woodgrain paper to 5" x 7" with the grain running long way.  Ink blend with Distress Brushed Corduroy ink all over.  Cut into 5" x 1/2" long strings.  Color the edges of each strip with Distress Ground Espresso.  

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Cherry Blossoms:

Die cut the smallest flowers from the Paisley Bloom Leaf Arch from white card stock.  Color with Distress Oxide Kitsch Flamingo and Picked Raspberry.  Concentrating the color to the center of the flower.  Shape the flowers.  Turn the flowers upside down on a foam mat.  Take a stylist the same width as the petals and push the stylist down to the center of the flower.  Repeat on each petal until it forms a cup shape.  Turn the flowers right side up and with a small stylist push in the center of the flower, still on the foam mat, creating a flower shape. 

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Window and Branch:

Die cut the Poppy Stamp Grand Madison Window our of heavy weight white paper twice. Glue the 2 die cuts together. Cut a piece of the Black Glossy paper just smaller then the window Fram and adhere the window with double sided tape. Die cut the Woodland Branch from a brown paper from Earth Neutral pad 3 times.  Glue the 3 die cuts together.  

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Foliage:

Die cut the Tall Frilly Leaf Stems, leaves from the Layered Star Flowers, and the Wild Grass Boarder from various shades of green from the Lush Green paper pad.  Add a darker shade of ink to the stems of the leafs and blades of grass with Distress Oxide Inks.  For the lighter green I used Crush Olive.  Mid-tone green I used Forest Moss. For the grass I used Rustic Wilderness.  Use the same shaping technique on the leaves as the cherry blossoms but when you turn them over to the front side just light press at the base of the leave.  Die cut the 2 small flowers from the Layered Impatiens die set out of bright pink from the Berry Red pad.  Add a yellow center with a Posca paint pen.  Shape the flowers the same way as the cherry blossoms. 

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Assembly:

Adhere the wood strips to the front of a 5" x 7" card from top to bottom.  Adhere the window to the upper center of the card.  Glue the tree branch over the top of the window frame.  Adhere the flowers around the branch.  Arrange the grass and foliage to the bottom of the card.  

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03/31/2022

Thu 31

Enchanting Poppy Flower Card
by Sara Cook

Hi Everyone.  I have a small card using the new Enchanting Poppy Stem flower die set and the Friends and Family stamp set.  It is the perfect size to send a small note to someone to brighten their day. You can also make several of these in different colors and give them as a gift.  

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Poppy Flowers:

Die cut the Enchanting Poppy Flower die set from 80 lb white card stock.  Ink blend the flowers from the bottom 3/4" of the way up with Distress Oxide Ink Villainous Potion, creating a gradient of color.  Take white Pan Pastel and blend white from the tips of the petals to 1/3" way down.  Add adhere the petals together, use the front of the envelope as a guide, using foam tape at the tops of the petals and glue at the base of the flower.  This will create dimensional flowers.  Ink blend the stems with  Distress Oxide Ink Lucky Clover then Pine Needles.  Glue to the base of the flowers.  Ink blend the larger of the leaves die cut first with Distress Oxide Ink Old Paper than Lucky Clover and Pine Needles.  Add some Black Soot for some shadows on one edge.  For the small leave die cut ink blend with just Old Paper and lightly with Lucky Clover.  Adhere the leaves together using the envelope as a guide.

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Sentiment:

Stamp and white emboss Just a note from the Friends and Family stamp set on a dark purple paper from the Twilight Purple pad.  Fussy cut around the sentiment.  Use the Distress Oxide Villainous Potion ink pad to color the edge of the paper purple.

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Frame:

Die cut the center frame from the Double Scalloped Stitched Frame die from Poppy Stamps out of mirror purple paper from Rainbow Reflections Mirror pad.  The die will cut 2 frames. Only use the larger of the frames.

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Background:

Cut the same dark purple paper as the sentiment from the Twilight Purple pad to 5" x 3".  Use the Distress Oxide Villainous Potion ink pad to color the edge of the paper purple. Cut white card stock to 4 3/4" x 2 3/4" and adhere to the center of the Pinpoint Daisy Background die and run through a die cutting machine.  

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Assembly:

Cute white card stock to 6" x 5".  Score at 3" on the longer side to create a side folding card.  Adhere the Twilight purple paper panel then the Pinpoint Daisy panel to the card.  Adhere the frame to the upper center of the card.  Adhere the Enchanting Poppy flowers and leaves inside the frame.  Add dark purple gems from the Autumn Fairy Jewels to the corners of the frame.  Adhere the sentiment to the lower right hand side of the card front.  

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03/22/2022

Tue 22

Tickled Pink and Paisley Blossoms by Jean Okimoto

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Hi everyone, Jean Okimoto here with a mix of Memory Box and Poppystamps designs - including a friendly big pig.  A glossy black Paisley Bloom Leaf Arch - layered over a Knotted Circle - creates a frame for the happy pig.

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Cut the Paisley Bloom Leaf Arches from the new Black Glossy Paper Pack sheet.  The heavyweight cardstock emphasizes the great details on the leaves.  Cut the largest Knotted Circle from matte black cardstock.

Cut the Poppystamps Grand Whittle Pig from the pearly pink Vintage Pastel Mirror Pad sheet.  Cut the snout again from a pink 6x6 in the Berry Red Collection.  Cut the pig again from black cardstock and layer it - slightly ofset to the left - for dimension.

Cut the flowers - also from the Paisley Bloom Leaf Arch Set - from different shades of pink.  Cut two more of the largest flower.  Assemble the flowers.

Stamp the greeting - from the Poppystamps Whittle Wild Animal Sentiments set - on white cardstock with Charming Pink VersaFine Clair.  Trim it with the smallest Rectangle Basics die.

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Attach the diecuts to a gray slimline card (3-½" x 8-½").  Add pale pink jewels from the Pastel Fairy Jewels set.

The new Black Glossy and pink Vintage Pastel Mirror cardstock capture the details on the Grand Whittle Pig and Paisley Bloom Leaf Arch.  Pink jeweled flower centers add dimension and visual weight to balance the very Grand Whittle Pig.

Thanks for visiting - have fun with this design!

Jeansignature-3

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03/03/2022

Thu 03

Magical Wreath Card
by Sara Cook

Hi everyone.  I have a wreath card with a magical faerie scene in the center using the new Paisley Bloom Leaf Arch die set and Friends and Family stamp set.

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Background:

Trim a piece of Open Studio Watercolor paper to 4"x5 1/4".  Die cut a 3 3/4" diameter circle in the upper center of the paper with Open Studios Circle Basics die set.  Spray each side with water.  On the front spray with Distress Oxide Stain; Spun Sugar, Villainous Potion and mica Hocuspocus.  Randomly spray with inks leaving some light and dark areas.  If it gets too dark after drying spray with bleach water and pad off with a paper towel.  Heat Dry.

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Sentiment:

On the lower right hand corner of the background, tamp and heat emboss with a white with glitter embossing powder the "You are Something Magical" stamp from the Friends and Family stamp set.

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Wreath:

Die cut the wreath branches for the Paisley Bloom Leaf Arch die set out of a mid tone color from the Lush Green paper pack 2 times.  Die cut the branches from the Layered Star Flower die set from a lighter tone color from the Lush Green paper pack 3 times.  Form the leafs on the branches by turning them upside down on a foam pad and taking a ball stylist and drag the stylist from the edge of the leaf to the stem.  Turn the branches over and take a small stylist and light push at the base of the leave on the stem to make the leaves pop more.  Spray with a clear shimmer spray to give a magical feel to the leaves.  I make my own out of water and perfect pearls.

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Flowers:

Die cut the flowers from the Layered Star Flower set 4 times from white card stock, medium weight. Add some Distress Oxide Stain Villainous Potion to the flowers with a water brush.  I sprayed a little of the stain on my glass mat and then some water added a little of the purple to the water and covered the full flower.  Then take straight stain and add it to the center letting it bleed outward.  Spray with the same shimmer spray as the leaves.  Let dry.  Form the flowers with reverse close tweezers positioned in down the center of the flower petal and pinch the petal up over the tweezers.  Repeat on all petals.  Take a small stylist and push down in the center of each flower on a foam pad.  I randomly glued layers together. I add the glue with the flowers on the foam pad to push down until the glue dries to keep their shape.  This will get glue on your foam pad, I have a small section where I use to glue flowers together and another for forming them.  

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Faerie:

Die cut Poppy Stamps Thoughtful Faerie body from cream card stock, medium weight.  Then color with Distress Ink Brushed Corduroy.  Used a small tip dark brown water based ink pen to color in the hair.  Cut the body again but our of the dark purple paper from the new Rainbow Reflections paper pad.  Trim out just the dress and glue on the faerie.  Die cut the wing out of white from the Vintage Pastel Mirror Pad.  Glue over vellum and trim around the wing.  Glue the wing behind the faerie.

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Assembly:

Spray the upper center of the white A2 card with Distress Oxide Stain Spun Sugar, masking the edges.  Add foam tape to the background panel and adhere the the card base.  Glue the faerie in the lower portion of the cut out.  Add a golden Fairy Gemstone  from the Treasure Chest pack to the hand of the faerie.  Take a gold gel pen and add dots around the gem then blend with a water brush.  Let dry.  Add some glimmer with a glitter brush pen around the cut out.  Around the cut out, adhere 3 wreath branches, tucking in the end of one under the beginning of the next.  Glue 2 large and 2 small flowers to the bottom left of the wreath and 2 small and 1 large flower to the upper right.  Trim some of the branches from the Layered Star Flowers and adhere around the wreath. Tucking them in and around the flowers as well.  Add a golden color from the Pastel Fairy Jewel pack to the center of each flower.

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02/08/2022

Tue 08

Puppy Love by Jean Okimoto

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Here's a Valentine design for dog people - and a bit of pink-spiration for February's Tickled Pink Challenge.  Hello, Jean Okimoto here, let's build a woodgrained doghouse for the Poppystamps Whittle Scottie.  

The Poppystamps Whittle Scottie and Word Balloons were bought to make card kits  - they're great with Memory Box designs too!

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Cut House Frame Background fron a pink 6x6 in the Berry Red Collection.  Prep the Wood Grain Planks die by rubbing it briskly with a scrunched waxed paper for easier removal.  Cut pink background with the Wood Grain Planks die - leave the pieces in the die.  Tape the pieces together with Scotch Tape or Magic Tape for easier removal as a single background piece vs. separate planks.

Cut the woodgrain background with the door die.  Cut the door again with a taupe 6x6 from the Earth Neutral Collection.  Cut the House frame including one scored section at the bottom from the same taupe 6x6 - keep the tiny piece at the top and tape it in place.  

Cut the streamer sections of the Heart Streamer Globe from a bright pink 6x6 in the Berry Red Collection.  Sbnip the streamers from the globe frame - keep the "string" attached to the hearts at the ends.  Attach the streamers behind the edges of the taupe frame - and between the streamers

Attach the pink woodgrain background.

Cut 2 fence pieces - from the House Frame set - from natural cardstock.  Trim one right and one left side.  

Cut the Poppystamps Whittle Scottie from a dark brown Earth Neutral 6x6.  Cut another Scottie from black cardstock and layer it for dimension.  Color the nose with a black marker.  Attach three pink jewels from the Bright Jewels set.

Cut the word bubble from the Poppystamps Word Balloons set. Stamp the greeting - from the Big and Little Valentine Words Clear Stamps - with Charming Pink VersaFine Clair.  Quickly heat-emboss it with detail clear powder,

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Attach the diecuts to a Cream Woodgrain Paper (cardstock) A-2 card - use foamtape behind the top of the house and the Scottie's head.

Lots of little details on this design - but they'll be appreciated by the recipient! Thanks for visiting - see you again on Friday...

Jeansignature-3

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01/18/2022

Tue 18

Snowy Big Bear Hugs by Jean Okimoto

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Send warm winter hugs with a plush felt polar bear, a snowy background and Berry Red heart garlands.  It can be a Valentine card - for anyone, any age.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here turning favorite fall and winter dies into heartfelt greetings for the special people in your life.

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Diecut layers of white, red and Snowspeckle Wide Washi Tape on a dark gray background create a dimensional forest scene.  Cut Snowglobe Backer from white cardstock.  Cut Heart Streamer Globe from a red 6x6 in the Berry Red Collection.  Cut Winter Wood Done Layer from white cardstock.

Attach Snowspeckle Wide Washi Tape to the Earth Neutral dark gray 6x6. Save the outer diecut for another project - we're using the inner offcut (inside offcut?) here.

Trim the globe and dome dies just below the first scoreline at the base.  Attach the diecuts in the order show above.  Tie the layers together with silver cord and curl the ends using the edge of a bonefolder or a plastic burnishing tool.  Follow the curve of the cord for best results.  

Attach adhesive label paper (or a sticker sheet) to white felt. It stablizes the felt and keeps adhesives from saturating it.  Cut the bear from the Snowglobe Backer set.  Define the eyes with a very fine-tipped screwpunch.  Attach black cardstock behind the face for the eyes and nose.

Cut the BIG Hugs background from pale gray cardstock.  Pressure-emboss it with the BIG Hugs die using the embossing mat and plate(s) required for your machine. Cut the greeting from a red 6x6 in the Festive Glitter Pad.  Assemble the layered greeting.

Attach adhesive label paper to red felt and diecut a heart with the 5-heart die included in the Heart Streamer Globe set.  Attach it to the bear.

Attach the diecuts to a pale gray A6 card (4-½" x 6-¼").  Add clear Winter Fantasy Fairy Gemstones.  Cut an A6-sized sheet of cardstock to protect the card front for mailing.

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If polar bears aren't common in your neighborhood - add a pair of lovebirds to your card instead.  Or a puppy!

Thanks for visiting...keep warm and have a great weekend!

Jeansignature-3

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01/16/2022

Sun 16

Blossom Birthday Wishes
by Trina Pham

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Hello and happy Sunday, everyone.  I have a simple birthday card to share today featuring the Gentle Blossom Watercolor Floral die from the 2022 Valentine’s collection.

The flower layers were die cut from Bristol paper and two shades of the Vibrant Violet paper.  The leaves were die cut from two shades of the Lush Green paper.  Added clear shimmer to the entire flower for some sparkle.

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Next, white woodgrain paper was trimmed to 4.25”x5.5” (A2 size) and the Double Stitch Loving Heart was die cut from it.  Die cut the heart again this time from the same color paper as the flower center. Ran this heart cutout through the die cutting machine with the Pinpoint Burst Plate to give it the burst detail before inlaying it into the woodgrain panel opening.  The sentiment from Birthday Blowout stamp set by Poppy Stamps was initially white heat embossed directly on the heart, but the pinpoint detailing made it look splotchy… so it was heat embossed on the same plain color paper, fussy cut out and adhered over top. 

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A few clear Fairy drops finished off the card.  Thank you for joining me today.  Have a wonderful week. 

 

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