09 December 2011

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

by Veronica

Hey there! Thanks for stopping by for another day of My Creative Time's "12 Days of Christmas"! If you came here from Trell's blog, you're headed in the right direction! If not, take a swing by Emma's blog to start this party from the beginning!

This year, we're adding a few 'newbies' to our Christmas Eve Eve Celebration. Two of the newcomers are our oldest nephews' girlfriends. I know what you're thinking: Why, Veronica - you look MUCH too young to have nephews with girlfriends!!! Thank you. I appreciate that.

Truth is, I'm the baby of my family and became an Aunt at the young age of eight. Fun fact: My 3rd grade teacher, Mr. Avoledo, is the one who first told me when my first nephew, Mitchell, was born (my Mom called the school to have me notified). Eight years later, Mitchell had Mr. Avoledo as his 3rd grade teacher! Pretty neat, huh?

Our oldest nephews (Mitch, 17 and Chris, 14) have now been 'dating' their girlfriends for about a year. They come to family functions at my oldest brother's house (Mitch and Chris' Dad) and are really sweet girls. The Hubs and I talked about it and decided that they should definitely be invited to our Christmas Eve Eve Celebration! But we can't invite them without having something special for them to open!

To be honest, I'm not quite sure exactly what we're going to give them as a gift. I figure a gift card or perhaps a cute jewelry piece (have you heard of Charming Charlie? LOVE). Nothing too extravagant that would make them feel awkward (or make us feel broke! *giggle*). Just something to let them know that we thought of them. Whatever we get them, it has to be fairly small now that I've made these ADORABLE boxes!!!
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These gift boxes are made using 4x4 coasters as the top and bottom bases. I made a simple card stock box that is adhered between the bases and will hold whatever (small) item we buy for the girls. I used card stock and patterned paper that coordinates with our Christmas decor (can you say Matchy, Matchy?) and tied them each with a big bow! The bow is only on the top base, so you can open and shut the box without destroying it. I just LOVE a big floofy bow! If you get a chance, check out this great video that shows you how to get the high-end looking bows without the big ol' knot on the back of the package.

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I used Keepin' It Classy by My Creative Time for the girly silhouettes. The "For You" sentiment is from the Small Talk (MCT) stamp set and the "To:" is from XL Label Borders. I stamped a red heart from Anyday Bingo & Crossword for the "Love". I cut the tags out using my MCT Curly Label Die and hand-cut the green and blue borders around them. The present and Christmas Tree are both from my Stretch Your Imagination Cricut cartridge. As always, I Stickled and pop-dotted to my heart's content. *giggle*

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Thanks for swinging by for today's hop! I'm your last stop. Come by again tomorrow for more awesome ideas by the My Creative Time Design Team! I hope you were inspired!

-Veronica

134 comments :

  1. Very cute boxes. I am sure they will love the boxes and whatever you decide to put in them. Very thoughtful of you.

    Tina
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  2. One of my favorite stamp sets! Love the project
    Slatsinhi@yahoo.com

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  3. YOU ARE WAAAAAY TOOO CUTE MY FRIEND!!! THOSE GIRLS ARE GOING TO LOVE LOVE LOVE THE PRESENTATION BECAUSE I KNOW I WOULD!!! JUST PERECT!!! GREAT JOB!
    BIG HUGE HUGS,
    EMMA;)

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  4. Love those big beautiful bows on those cards. Gloria Contreras
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  5. Great project! Thanks for sharing.
    Candy
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  6. Love you boxes...and I am sure the girls will to. Fantastic job!!
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  7. so cute I love your idea great job on it Veronica :)
    win_or_lose52@hotmail.com
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  8. All your projects have been so great, and wonderful ideas. Thanks, shanasewing@yahoo.com

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  9. Cute and sassy.
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  10. Sweet little boxes, love the "Keepin' it Classy girls" on them!

    Debbie H.

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  11. I just adore these little boxes. Great job!!!

    Kim
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  12. Love your coasters! So cute!

    megan.saxe@gmail.com

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  13. So cute! Thanks for the chance to win!
    lclass003 atgmail dotcom

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  14. Beautiful gift boxes. And just perfect for something small :) Your nephews' girlfriends will love them!!

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  15. Your oing a great job.
    LindaB top2kop@hotmail.com

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  16. What great little boxes and I'm sure they will be thrilled to be a part of your celebration!!

    miller896042 at bellsouth dot net

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  17. What classy little gift boxes, Veronica!
    Hugs,
    georgifelix at verizon dot net

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  18. Beautiful little boxes and the girls will feel special because you took the time to make these. janiceaeschliman.blogspot.com

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  19. So cute! I'm sure the girls will DEFINITELY love them! I mean, how could they not? The boxes are a gift in themselves because they can always use them again to store little "treasures" and/or keepsakes. You're so sweet to welcome them to celebrate your Xmas Eve Eve with you all :)

    Thanks so much for sharing!
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  20. Adorable gift boxes! Love the big bow - TFS!
    hugs, Jenn
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  21. I really love the little gift boxes that you made!They are really cute and I love the colors that you used!

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  22. So adorable, they will love them!

    Leslie

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  23. so pretty. they will love them! parkernana5@cox.net

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  24. Great gift boxes- I'm sure they will love whatever you decide- it's always nice just to be thought of!
    :)Amy
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  25. Wonderful boxes!
    Tracy
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  26. What will really be neat is if Ms. Avoledo has your little one someday;)
    I know the girls are going to love the gifts, they may not want to open them and destroy the pretty packaging. tamiwb1234 at aoldotcom

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  27. lol. funny post;0)
    Great idea....and so so pretty;0)

    bex@
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  28. Your boxes are adorable! I think it is awesome that you are including the girlfriends!! My brother and sister were young like you when they became aunt and uncle to my children. lol My youngest son is also a young uncle as there is 14 years between him and his oldest brother.
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  29. The girls will LOVE these boxes, Veronica! They are so cute! Every single detail is just right!!!

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  30. FABULOUS!!!!!
    The girls will LOVE these :)
    TFS
    jessica
    chick-n-scrap.blogspot.com
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  31. So cute! They will love getting those. You are one talented gal!

    TFS
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  32. oh so very cute! totally fab!
    Cyndy
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  33. How very sweet! Love the packaging! TFS.

    Debbie B
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  34. absolutely amazing! love it all! the colors and patterns are so cute together! love the big poofy bows too!


    thanks for sharing!

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  35. So super sweet!! I love those bows!!!

    Jamie
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  36. Love these, looks like you'll be all ready for you party! TFS!!
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  37. So sassy and cute!!! What fun gifts!!!

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  38. these are adorable!!!! wonderful idea! you are soooo creative!
    gloria
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  39. so cute and thoughtful! love it!!1
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  40. great idea love the these
    TFS
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  41. Great idea. I think it's great your includes the girlfriends -- what a wonderful family. I love those boxes too cute.

    Thanks for sharing.
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  42. super cute

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  43. love love it...very good idea..TFS!!!!

    Cathie
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  44. Very classy pretty gifts, love that idea and the bows are beautiful.

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  45. Great idea! I also checked out the website you mentioned they have awesome things.

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  46. They will love these, they are so adorable. How sweet of you to include them, it will make Christmas even more special! Thankyou. teachermom5@gmail.com

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  47. Love all the details. Super cute.
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  48. Stickles, Pop Dots and Polka Dots...can't get any better than that! Great job.

    Linda
    The Tulip Collector
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  49. These are all very cute and elegantly done. Smooches... Felicia - frankleecrafts [at] gmail [dot] com

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  50. These are so fun! Love all the polka dots! mprantner at gmail dot com

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  51. Oh these are very cute. The nephews' girlfriends are going to feel so special.
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  52. Okay. I thought my favorite project so far from you was yesterdays, but this has to be my fave! It is soooo cute and classy. Love it!

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  53. Very cute! Will have to check out the video on how to tie those bows.

    Niki
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  54. Thanks for sharing all your creativity ideas. Wendy@arrowa.com

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  55. These are just to cute!!! and I'm sure your nephews gf will love em...and what a great idea....thank you for sharing...

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  56. Cute holiday ideas! TFS Lisa - elwalten@aol.com

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  57. Cute boxes! Those stamps really do dress them up and they're perfect for teen girls!
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  58. I love the way you have used the stamps.
    Pat
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  59. Cute boxes. love those stamps. Regina
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  60. Another awesome idea showcasing Miss Emma's fab products.
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  61. I love your gift boxes. Such a cute idea. Thank you for sharing.
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  62. Beautiful Gift boxes...
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  63. Very cute! Love the classy lady stamps.

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  64. Wow those gift boxes look awesome! I love the ribbons you used!
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  65. Cute and classy, another great project from you.

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  66. Interesting Fun Fact! The girls will love your handmade boxes and whatever you decide to put in them. They can use them after to keep and store small things in like ticket stubs or pressed flowers etc.
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  67. AWESOME GIFT BOXES...SUPER ELEGANT!!

    MICKEY
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  68. How cute!! Your fun fact is cute too :)

    kissmyjen at gmail.com
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  69. Love the gift boxes they are adorable

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  70. they are adorable!!

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  71. Very cute!

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  72. Very cute and a great idea for the box!!! Linda harris lsunflower58@aol.com

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  73. What a fun and festive project!!!

    javajen1 at hotmail dot com

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  74. Love your Boxes and Love those Stamps! Thanks for Sharing! :0)
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  75. Suepr fun and so thoughtful:) I LOVE the boxes and Emma's stamps are adorable! TFS!
    Sherrie K
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  76. Suuuuuuper great, I love it, thank you for sharing.

    alvinadiaz@msn.com
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  77. very creative gift boxes!! Happy holidays ninadee@sbcglobal.net

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  78. What a nice idea!! Boxes are beautiful!

    Denise J.
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  79. very pretty boxes. cute idea.
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  80. So very thoughtful of you. These are B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L gift boxes!!!They are going to love whatever you give them and appreciate it. I just LOOOOVE that Keepin it Classy stamp set and those are some GORGEOUS bows. Awesome job!! Hugz:)
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  81. These are lovely boxes, you did a great job!
    Pam at
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  82. Oh my gosh, I just love your little gift boxes. So perfect for teenage girls. Wow, your bows are incredible. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

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  83. Your gift boxes are so pretty. TFS!

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  84. this is a great idea. we always have some newbies at Christmas too. very nice to include them. and a good idea to make them feel special with a little gift.

    tammi_amata@ameritech.net

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  85. Aww these are very sweet. TFS
    Evelyn
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  86. These are great for teenage girls! Love them!

    hugs,
    Saundra
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  87. These boxes are very cute. I have a neice who I know would enjoy somthing like this.

    Jan
    bearycreativecrafts@gmail.com

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  88. oh my goodness, your gifts are crazy cool! I just looked at what you made for this past week...crackers! I love those!

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  89. Fabulous boxes! Such great colors! Denise queenbee.speigle@gmail.com

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  90. Great story! Fabulous gift boxes. TFS joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

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  91. These boxes are awesome!
    Merry Christmas,
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  92. these girls should be honored to be included and to receive anything handmade by you. thanks for sharing - dsebby404@yahoo.com

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  93. Your boxes are so amazing! Love the colors you chose! You did an awesome job!
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  94. Wow these are totally classy and GORGEOUS!!!! They are going to LOVE them to pieces. This is so sweet of you to do and I know they will appreciate it. Their names are so darling too! Oh yes and I became an aunt at the young age of 4 (almost 5) years. Kind of crazy but REALLY fun to have nieces and nephews that aren't that much younger than me. Hugs- Glora

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  95. Super cute TFS
    Shanna
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  96. nice job
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  97. So very pretty love them.
    F.U.N.
    Bobbi

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  98. Such beautiful boxes..
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  99. Really beautiful boxes!
    Great job.
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  100. Awesome gift boxes and so great of you to think of them. I know they will be touched. Thanks for sharing.


    Danielle
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  101. Great project can't wait to see more.

    Tonya
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  102. your boxes turned out beautiful! The girls will love them! I especially like the "girl" stamp!

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  103. Your gift box holders are so adorable!!

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  104. Nice gift project.
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  105. These are cute, any young woman would love it!
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  106. These are great projects!! I love the girl stamps!!

    Ashley
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  107. Super fabby! TFS CallyAnn
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  108. That is so sweet of you all. They will love there invitations. I love them.

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  109. these are so very sweet I wouldnt want to open it the wrapping is so pretty ;)

    micia
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  110. These are cute boxes! Charming Charlie's is awesome!

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  111. So cute I love the boxes
    TFS
    Shanna
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  112. Love your gift boxes!!


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  113. Love your boxes!!

    Christina Coen

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  114. Love the boxes and I am sure the girlfriends will appreciate all your efforts!surfnfroggie at aol dot com

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  115. I love your coaster boxes ans your big floofy bow.
    Kathy
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  116. I love the boxes & I'm sure the girls will do! They are Fabulous, love all the colors & bows you used along with those girls of Emma's!!!
    Puppy Hugs,
    Wendy
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  117. I love these. I'll definitely check out that video because I suck at bows! (How elegant...that language....lol...Emily Post would have a field day)

    Dorcas
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  118. super funky love it!

    -- dalis
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  119. Super cute this ribbon is to dye for thanks for sharing
    Shanna W.
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  120. uh cute card....again.....love it


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  121. Your gift boxes are so super fun!!! I love all the bright colors you used.. Thanks for the chance to win..

    Scrappy hugs,
    Amanda :0)
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  122. Cute! I love matchy matchy! I'm sure the girls will be touched to feel so included.

    Lori
    Bloggin The Crafts
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  123. Too cute! Your work is truly awesome! I can't believe I've caught up with this hop! How fantastic it was too. Well worth the hours backtracking!!
    TFS
    Peace & Joy to You & Yours this Holiday Season!
    Kathie
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  124. These are awesome, the girls are gonna love them.
    (:(:Smiles:):)

    Robin
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  125. Cute gift boxes! TFS.

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  126. Cute and sassy.
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  127. Very cute gift boxes--perfect!
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  128. these are soooo cute!! and love the story about your nephew!!

    candace
    scrappin2littleprincesses.blogspot.com

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  129. Okay if those are the greatest gifts for girls!! WOW fabulous!!! TFS :)
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  130. LOL...you crack me up!!! GREAT project!!! Love how you used the stamp!!!

    hugs,
    Sarah
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