05 December 2011

MCT 12 Days of Christmas: On the Fifth Day of Christmas...

by Veronica

Welcome to the FIFTH day of Christmas in our "12 Days" Hop! If you're arriving here from Trell's blog, you're on the right track! If not, take a swing by Emma's blog to start the hop from the beginning.

'Tis better to give than receive. That's a given. But after you've given: 'tis better to receive a gift with adorable packaging - am I right? Okay... so it's the thought that counts and you should never look a gift horse in the mouth, and all that jazz. But really: cute packaging is a lot of fun to receive! It shows that extra bit of effort.

I like to think of myself as a crafty girl. I'm no stranger to ribbon, paper, glitter and the like. But gift wrapping is not my forte. My Mom is a tremendous gift wrapper! Not only does she create beautiful, crisp packages, but she does it in no time flat! I did not inherit the 'wrapping gene' from her.

To hide the fact that my 'wrap-jobs' are less than perfect (much, MUCH less), I like to dress my gifts with big bows and fun little extras for some added oomph. This year, I've created adorable gift tags in our Christmas colors to attach to the presents under the tree.

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I plan on keeping the wrapping paper patterns pretty simple - red/white polka dots, lime(ish) green/white swirlies - to let the gift tags and ribbon SHINE!

The bases of the gift tags were cut out using MCT's XL Label Die (my fave) and then stamped using the coordinating XL Label Borders stamp set (also used for the "To:" and red heart). I used two different Cuttlebug folders: Wood Grain for the kraft colored bases and Bricked for the red bases. It doesn't really matter if you emboss or cut your shapes first, but I prefer to emboss them after they've been cut out.

The cutie-patootie gingerbread man is from Peachy Keen's Winter Peekers and Phrases (I used all three 'peekers' on my tags, but only am showing a select few tag designs here today). The Santa suit and snowman are from MCT's All Around Accessories. All of the images were colored using my Copics. I used the Build a Banner Kit for the shapes on the '25th' and 'Joy' tags. The "25th" number comes from All Around Birthday Time and the "JOY" letters are from Anyday Bingo & Crossword. Of course, pop dots were used on these tags as though the world would crumble around me if I didn't use enough of them. I LOVE pop dots!

Here's a tip to add some flair to your projects: Consider hand cutting strips for sentiments like I've done here for the "To:" and "heart" strips. The uneven angles add a fun and interesting element to projects and really give a handmade feel.

***12 Days of Christmas Give Away Alert***

To qualify for ALL the AMAZING giveaways for the next 12 days, you must comment on every blog in this hop! You will have until Tuesday, December 13th @ midnight to have all of your comments in! VERY IMPORTANT: PLEASE LEAVE A WAY FOR US TO CONTACT YOU IF YOU ARE ONE OF THE WINNERS! There are some AMAZING giveaways for this special 12 day event and some SURPRISES to help celebrate My Creative Time's One Year Anniversary! Yep, Emma released her FIRST set of stamps one year ago! So make sure you are tuned in because this is ONE hop you do NOT want to miss!

Thanks so much for joining us on this 5th day of Christmas - we're all so happy to came hopping along. I'm the last stop, but be sure to come back tomorrow for another round of AMAZING projects by the My Creative Time Design Team. I hope you were inspired!

-Veronica

141 comments :

  1. OOOOMMMMGGG!!!! THESE ARE FABULOUS, FANTASTIC, AWESOME.... ETC..... I LOVE THEM ALLLL! I'M SO HAPPY YOU ARE ON MY TEAM!!!! HEHEHEHE!;)
    BIG HUGE HUGS!
    EMMA;)

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  2. These tags are too cute
    Slatsinhi@yahoo.com

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  3. awsome job on the gift tags.
    nellessenconcrete@yahoo.com

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  4. Darling gift tags!

    Debbie H.

    niteowlis at clear dot net

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  5. oh I just so love these cute lil tags especially the "JOY" tfs :) Doris
    parkernana5@cox.net

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  6. So super cute love these tags.

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  7. WOW,i love these Tags!! You did a wonderful job on them!! :)

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  8. These will make any package very special you did a great job on them!
    janiceaeschliman.blogspot.com

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  9. These are gorgeous tags!!! Great job :)

    pruttybird at comcast dot net

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  10. Beautiful tags.

    Dianne Bell - Sewpro02@Aol.com

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  11. Very colorful, I love your tags, TFS

    alvinadiaz@msn.com
    alvinascreations.blogspot.com

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  12. Your tags are just ADORABLE, Veronica!!! Your presents will definitely look awesome this year!

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  13. These are so adorable!!
    Love all the bright fun colors!! TFS
    jessica
    chick-n-scrap.blogspot.com
    eschfamily@yahoo.com

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  14. Love the tags- and I bet you are better at gift wrapping than you think. I bet people save these tags just for Christmas memories. Nice job! Thanks for the chance to win! lclass003atgmaildotcom

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  15. WOW!!! Gorgeous tags!!! LOVE the color scheme you used - so festive and fun!

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

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  16. Love these tags!
    Never made these before.
    Very cool
    janette09@comcast.net

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  17. Oh my goodness these tags are so adorable. For get about wrapping the present just the tags are perfect. I love all the cute little details. Great job.

    Thanks for sharing
    terri_ski at yahoo dot com

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  18. Fabulous little tags, this is something I need to be making. Thanks for the inspiration!!

    miller896042 at bellsouth dot net

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  19. Oh my goodness...these tags are so cute! TFS!!
    papercreations_bytricia (at) yahoo (dot)

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  20. super super cute veronica! definitely wonderful to receive a gift in beautiful packaging! haha!

    Jamie
    http://oohlalapaperie.blogspot.com

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  21. Wow, these tags are just so cute!

    Leslie

    cascrapper at gmail dot com

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  22. Yea, I'm not a wrapper either....I have a few bags of gifts that are just here in my craft room awaiting to be wrapped. I did make gift tags yesterday though....
    love your gift tags! Oh so cute!

    christinescreativecards@gmail.com

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  23. Cute little tags that will make any gift look special
    :)Amy
    amyscraftingspace.blogspot.com
    amy.arnold89@comcast.net

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  24. These are sooooo cute. I love them !!! :)
    win_or_lose52@hotmail.com
    http://victoriasjunk.blogspot.com

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  25. love this project TFS!!!

    Cathie
    scraphappycat@gmail.com

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  26. Loving all the details.
    craftmethis@gmail.com

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  27. my oh my these are super cute

    rosiemini@gmail.com
    www.scraplovingminis.blogspot.com

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  28. adorable tags!! they will add so much to a gift package or just to tuck into the tree.
    TFS
    jashmore1944@att.net

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  29. love your tags they are so colorful and they pop out at you
    olivervl at yahoo dot com

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  30. Love all tags. The color and decor on every tags are amazing. Thanks for share.
    lopezjrivera@centennialpr.net

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  31. Your ideas are just wonderful. Love these tags.
    Elaine
    egryczan @ gmail.com

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  32. these tags are adorable!! I love them! thanks for your tips too! what great ideas! thanks for sharing!

    brwneyes46@gmail.com

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  33. Oh! I love these tags, Veronica!! So beautiful!!

    Hugs,
    Saundra
    Luvscrappingtogether at gmail dot com

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  34. Great tags! I have lots of plain Christmas paper that I bought after Christmas last year. I got it becuse I could pretty much use it for anything and now me presents look so plain. This is an awesome idea!!
    Carrie
    carriedan1 at live dot com

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  35. Wow, your colors are so vibrant and beautiful, yet simple and clean at the same time! I love these gift tags! I think your Mom may have some worthy competition this year!! :) TFS Veronica!

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  36. Your gift tags are very cute! Nice job on them!

    Julie L.
    jlearned at charter dot net

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  37. Super cute gift tags!
    jrugg@sctc.net

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  38. Super cute tags!! Great tips and ideas!!
    croptilludrop23@gmail.com

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  39. Awesome gift tags. The colors are beautiful.

    Jan
    bearycreativecrafts@gmail.com

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  40. Love these tags
    Pat
    plweir1969@yahoo.com

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  41. Gorgeous gift tags! My favorite is the "JOY". I look forward to seeing what you come up with in the days ahead. You seriously create the cutest things ever!

    Thanks so much for sharing!
    misshoanggg (at) gmail.com

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  42. Love the gift tags they are super super adorable!

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  43. Those are all super cute! Thanks for sharing :)

    Dottie
    Swoosh_girl@msn.com

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  44. Your gift tags are very cute! TFS!
    tcsobotka at charter dot net

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  45. Those are gifts in themselves.Love them!!! Linda Harris Lsunflower58@aol.com

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  46. wow.....very cute.
    They are all very unique and different;0)

    bex@
    http://kawaiikrafts.blogspot.com/

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  47. OMGosh I love these tags! They are adorable and will look amazing on your packages under the tree!! I am so loving this color combo as well!
    bsl60atembarqmaildotcom

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  48. Your tags are GORGEOUS!!!! I just love EVERY single one!!!! Amazing!!! Hugs- Glora

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  49. OMG THESE ARE THE CUTEST!!! LOVE ALL OF THEM!!

    Mickey

    mickeysworld01@comcast.net

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  50. Beautiful tags! gallionlori at gmail dot com

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  51. They are all way too cute!!

    kissmyjen at gmail.com
    justcreativeme.blogspot.com

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  52. Veronica, these are super cute tags! I love your colors!
    Hugs,
    georgifelix at verizon dot net

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  53. Great tags! Love the colors and the wrapping paper colors sounds perfect to go with them. Thanks for sharing!

    Danielle
    leeceratops@comcast.net

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  54. Your tags are just adorable (who cares what the package is wrapped like)!! Love your colors. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

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  55. These tags are HOT!!! Gorgeous vibrant colors and the embossing is great touch. LOVE LOVE LOVE them. So looking forward to seeing MORE!! Great job!! Hugz:)
    DevinTaylorCreations@gmail.com

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  56. Your tags are too beautiful. Very nice!

    esterperez73@yahoo

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  57. These tags are so adorable!!! Lisa - elwalten@aol.com

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  58. How super cute are those!!!! What a great job..they are all so sweet :)

    hugs
    Cassandra

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  59. Veronica, these are so stinkin cute! They will definitely shine on your packages this year.

    mimi2trentdrew.blogspot.com

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  60. Super Super Cute Tags! Great adornment to any package! Thanks for sharing. Denise queenbee.speigle@gmail.com

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  61. super cute tags - I dohn't make enough, you inspire me - thanks for sharing. dsebby404@yahoo.com

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  62. Loving these tags....super cute!
    Sherrie K
    http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

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  63. Great tags. I love the crisp, bright colors.
    thomasjeri55atyahoodotcom

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  64. These are totally darling!! I love that you're coordinating your wrapped gifts. Brilliant! I didn't get the wrapping gene, either. :(

    at home ink at q dot com

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  65. Those tags are awesome, love them all. There is nothing like giving handmade items. :)

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  66. Your Christmas tags are so adorable!! Just love them all! Beautiful job!

    bolvera66@yahoo.com

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  67. Your tags are so beautiful, I love all the colors you used!
    hotgirl211@msn.com

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  68. Love your Christmas tags. Too Cute!!
    Mrodriguez860@hotmail.com

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  69. Super duper cute tags!

    Denise J.
    drjohnson0526@gmail.com

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  70. LOVE your tags! So festive and colorful!!

    javajen1 at hotmail dot com

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  71. all of them are adorable
    mbchoj at aol dot com

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  72. Your gift tags are adorable! TFS!!!
    qtme2003 at yahoo dot ca

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  73. Fantastic tags. TFS joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

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  74. You do such an awesome job on all your projects. TFS
    Evelyn
    evl14512@gmail.com

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  75. Such cute cards. Everyone will have a smile when they get their gifts.
    craftkrazy@optonline.net

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  76. cute, cute, cute, cute, cute and CUTE!

    Dorcas
    dtroche@bellsouth.net

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  77. LOVE your tags! Adorable!

    megan.saxe@gmail.com

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  78. Super cute tags! Great job. Thanks for sharing.
    thejanner@xcelco.on.ca

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  79. These are wonderful. I love the bright colors and how you used the dies and stamp sets, just terrific. Thank you. teachermom5@gmail.com

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  80. Cute ideas. Thanks for a chance to win.
    Hidalgo67@sbcglobal.net

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  81. These are the cutest tags ever!! Love them!!

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  82. Cute tags. Love the colors. Regina
    regina95370@sbcglobal.net

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  83. These are just lovely!

    mzcherub at gmail dot com

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  84. Cute tags tfs
    Shanna
    Gracesonnawilson@gmail.com

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  85. You did an awesome job on the tags. Thank you for sharing.
    brittmartin1288@yahoo.com

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  86. Your tags are really nice and I love the details you added to them.. Thank you for sharing them with use.. :)

    hardvorknmom@yahoo.com

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  87. I love your tags! I agree that the tags will stand out more against more simple paper wrap. To have them match your colors is great. Your tree and house will be awesome!
    quilt 4 fun 2 at hot mail dot com

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  88. your tags are awesome!

    rissaflor atyahoo dotcom

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  89. These are adorable! Well done.

    Tina
    aurathentic@gmail.com

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  90. Cute tags.
    Lorraine
    lorrainephelps at sbcglobal dot net

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  91. sooo cute .... love them.

    rebecca_k81 at hotmail.com

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  92. Fantastic tags - love the banner and little santa coat! TFS

    Carol W.
    workmanscraps(at)gmail(dot)com

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  93. Great tags! TFS!

    Kris in Alaska
    funamom at yahoo dot com

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  94. Super great tags with super great details!!
    Tracy

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  95. Those are so cute, I just love personalized tags.

    Debbie B.
    debbiebutcher at comcast dot net

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  96. These are so cute! what a great set of tags! mprantner at gmail dot com

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  97. I love each of these tags! Too cute! I'm your newest follower and I hope you will follow me back over at www.createdbycori.blogspot.com

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  98. Very nice tags. Olivia orjm79@yahoo.com

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  99. Very cute tags. I need to get crackin' on mine. Smooches... Felicia - frankleecrafts [at] gmail [dot] com

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  100. Love your Tags! Love the colors that you used! I've to make some Tags! Thanks for Sharing! :0)
    cindymarshall63 at hotmail dot com

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  101. Your tags are sooo cute.
    happyscrappyvette@gmail.com

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  102. You tags are so adorable!! I love them all

    Ashley
    ScrappinAsh at gmail dot com

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  103. awesome gift tags. i love the teal and read combination.

    tammi_amata@ameritech.net

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  104. Love the Christmas tags.
    angel hugs
    Debby
    angels5.2005 at gmail dot com

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  105. Love this idea. Gloria C
    Gloriaandmickey@yahoo.com

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  106. Very nice..

    hardvorknmom@yahoo.com

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  107. Gorgeous tags!
    Candy
    candyyoung826 at msn dot com

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  108. Just all cuteness!! great job displaying Emma's stamps!!
    Hugs,
    Norma

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  109. Cute tags! Love the stamps and dies and love seeing more ways to use them!

    Lori
    Bloggin The Crafts
    lori at true dungeon dot com

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  110. Wow, your tags are so stinkin' cute!! I love how bright and cheerful they are.. Thanks for the chance to win..

    Scrappy Hugs,
    Amanda :0)
    amandascraftsandmore(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  111. love the color combo!! beautiful, gorgeous tags!
    Cyndy
    arcy.scraps@gmail.com

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  112. Ahhh!!! these are so great!!

    Christina Coen

    christina.coen@gmail.com

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  113. Wonderful gift tags! I love the different images used, TFS!
    hugs, Jenn
    smile4jenn at hotmail dot com

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  114. These are so adorable!! Awesome job!
    lindagk23ataoldotcom

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  115. Wow you have been busy! Cute tags! CallyAnn
    callyannc@live.com

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  116. Love all of your colorful Christmas tags.
    kidshomelove at yahoo.com

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  117. Wow you really put the details into these tags and they turned out fantastic! Great Job!
    surfnfroggie at aol dot com

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  118. LOVE these colors... OMGz...soooooooooo cute!
    Melissakc1@yahoo.com

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  119. adorable!!! I love these tags and how they match your paper!!

    candace
    scrappin2littleprincesses.blogspot.com

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  120. Adorable tags, good job!
    Pam at
    http://craftycards4u2.blogspot.com/

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  121. These tags are so cute!! Wonderful job!!!

    Kim
    kpedersen44@yahoo.com

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  122. Your tags are all so cute with the peachy keen faces.
    marg0006@verizon.net

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  123. Why yes, these would look fabulous under my tree!!! Wow, they are super cute my friend and will look fab on your gifts under the tree!!! TFS
    hugs,
    joni

    arcocha at yahoo dot com

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  124. Love what you made! You were busy!:-)
    jeria22@yahoo.com tfs!

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  125. Darling gift bags.
    SewSweetNCrafty.blogspot.com

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  126. NO WAY!!! these are sooo DARN CUTE!!! love them :)

    Micia
    yellowbirdcreation@gmail.com

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  127. Your tags are so adorable. I love your talent!!


    tuki123@att.net

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  128. Your tags are so adorable
    Kathy
    Katsews at Gmail dot com

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  129. The are Adorable Veronica!!! Love the wood grain & the PK face is just too cute!!!
    Puppy Hugs,
    Wendy
    wendydotroos2boys@gmaildotcom

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  130. love the colors!

    -- dalis
    alidalis AT comcast DOT net

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  131. Very cute tags! TFS.

    coupondenise at live dot com

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  132. Oh my they are all gorgeous!! Perfect!
    TFS
    Peace & Joy to You & Yours this Holiday Season!
    Kathie
    Kathlee154atgmaildotcom

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  133. Really cute tags.
    sarah.quillen@gmail.com

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  134. Cute tags--I am not good at wrapping either.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  135. CUTE TAGS!!! TFS :)
    fmadera75@gmail.com

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  136. These tags are AMAZING!!!!!!

    hugs,
    Sarah
    liveloveandscrap@hotmail.com

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