02 December 2011

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

by Veronica

Hello and welcome to the 2nd installment of "Oh My Goodness - Christmas Is Already Here!" 12 Days of Christmas with the My Creative Time Design Team! If you've arrived here from Trell's blog - you're doing great! If not - you're probably still doing well, but I'd recommend you take a trip to Emma's blog to start this awesome Blog Hop from the very beginning ("...a very good place to start" - or so I've been told *giggle*).

For my project today, I used MCT's Stitched Lollipop Holder to create a fun package for a gift for one of my nephews. Don't let the name "Lollipop Holder" confuse you - it's so MUCH more than that! Today - it's a gift card holder! Here's how it breaks down:

Stitched Lollipop Holder + Gift Card + Ribbon + Magic = Quick & Easy Gift Card Holder


Along with the Lollipop Holder, I used the MCT Stitched Oval Die and stamped "To" and "From" (XL Label Borders) in black ink. Instead of leaving the oval 'hanging off' the lollipop holder, I wrapped it around and secured it with my adhesive. You might notice that you don't see the scalloped circle top of the lollipop holder that you have come to know and love here on my project. To spruce up this gift card holder, I added a fun red shape that I cut using the XL Label Die (it's a 'leftover' from yesterday's window card - Yep - Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!) and stamped with XL Label Borders in metallic silver ink. The super cute 'polar bear' is just a plain ol' regular bear from the Create a Critter cartridge that I cut out in white. The present is also from Create a Critter.

Add some Stickles (Star Dust - of course!), a big hunk of ribbon and POOF! It's ready to go under the tree!


***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 our 2nd Day of Christmas! I'm the last stop on this Creative Train! I'll see you back here tomorrow with more Christmas cheer! I hope you were inspired!

-Veronica

160 comments :

  1. Super cute! Great job as always. Looking forward to seeing what else you have created in the days ahead.

    Tonya
    tonya dot morgan at gmail dot com

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  2. I have fallen in LOVE with all of your projects! I came across your blog through the hop, but looked back at all your older posts. Everything you made is just so super cute and fun! Thank you for sharing :)

    misshoanggg(at)gmail.com

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  3. OH wow Veronica, this is so fantastic!!! That ribbon is amazing, it turns what was already darling into a beautiful gift holder! I love your idea and will attempt to create something half as delightful as yours! Such a clever idea and so very inspiring, as always! TFS

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  4. WOW! OMG! YOU ARE THE BOMB MY FRIEND!!! THIS LOOKS ABSOLUTELY AMAZING AS A GIFT CARD HOLDER!!!!!!!! SUPER AWESOME JOB! LIKE MY ANTHONY WOULD SAY "This almost bought a tear to my eye!" ;) heheheheh!!!
    BIG HUGE HUGS,
    EMMA;)

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  5. I love, love, love your project. The lollipop holder IS truly amazing.
    nellessenconcrete@hayoo.com

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  6. wonderful idea, its a great die....not that I have one but through this hop I have been learning, lol and its on my wish list

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  7. Super sweet idea, lovin all the great ideas.
    shanasewing@yahoo.com

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  8. Oh WOW! I just love how you used the die!! Perfect!! The bear is super cute!! :)

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  9. OMGoodness ... what a great idea. I never would have thought to use it as a gift card holder. You guys are soooo talented!!! Love this!!

    pruttybird at comcast dot net

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  10. This is adorable.
    angel hugs
    Debby
    angels5.2005 at gmail dot com

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  11. you gal are so talented .
    LindaB top2kop@hotmail.com

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  12. So pretty, great job!

    mzcherub at gmail dot com

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  13. Another great gift idea!!! Super Duper Cute, Veronica! Your nephew is going to love it!

    georgifelix at verizon dot net

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  14. Awesome project....another great way to use the die!!
    croptilludrop23@gmail.com

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  15. I have so loved all the projects today, but most of all love how all you ladies used this die! So many different ways to use it and I'm just in awe at all them!! This one is just to darn cute!!! Love it so much!
    bsl60atembarqmaildotcom

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  16. Super cute gift card holder!! Love it!

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  17. Super idea! This hop is so much fun. I enjoy starting my mornings visiting your blogs!
    Tracy
    jtg0398 at sbcglobal dot net

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  18. Wow! This is fantastic Veronica! Great job!

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  19. You are so clever! What a fabulous idea! It's adorable!!!

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  20. love the color combo and your ribbon. very cute!


    Jamie
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  21. The lollipop die is one of my all time favorites of Emma's creations and I love seeing all the different ideas for using it besides lollipops. tamiwb1234 at aoldotcom

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  22. Cute CUte CUte!! ha ha

    ghost231985@yahoo.com

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  23. Adorable!
    really enjoyed all the ideas on the hop!

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  24. super cute!!!!

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

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  25. very cute looks fabulous, love how everyone is using the dies in different ways.
    olivervl@yahoo.com

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  26. Again another great idea! You guys know how to keep the inspiration coming.

    orjm79@yahoo.com

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  27. I just love how you used this die! It can be used for so many different things! Fabulous job Veronica!

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  28. Cute cute!! What a great project, love the colors you used.

    TFS
    jashmore1944@att.net

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  29. Wow this is so sweet. I love the little details and the cute little bear. Great great great job.

    Thanks for sharing.
    terri_ski at yahoo dot com

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  30. What a great idea!! Too Cute!!

    Mrodriguez860@hotmail.com

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  31. Very cute! LOVE the versatility of this die!!!

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

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  32. Great idea. It is so cute.
    Love it

    savmora@gmail.com

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  33. Such a cute little project!
    Sherrie K
    http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com
    jskoning@msn.com

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  34. A big bag of tricks.
    craftmethis@gmail.com

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  35. omg this is adorable...TFS!!!!

    cathie
    scraphappycat@gmail.com

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  36. Really cute!

    Lori
    Bloggin the crafts
    lori at true dungeon dot com

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  37. Wow, great idea with the lollipop holder. Thank, very pretty. Loved. Happy day!

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  38. Great idea on turning the die into a gift card holder.

    Niki
    billniki@gmail.com

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  39. wow!! what a great gift card holder!! love it! the colors are amazing too! what a great idea!! thanks for sharing!

    brwneyes46@gmail.com

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  40. This is the cutest gift card holder ever! I love it... Really!

    at home ink at q dot com

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  41. Too cute and so much fun! Great job :)

    hugs
    Cassandra

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  42. So cute! Great job.

    Leslie

    cascrapper at gmail dot com

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  43. Love this Die and Love that it can be used for a Gift Card Holder. Thanks for Sharing! :0)
    cindymarshall63 at hotmail dot com

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  44. you're a flippin genius!!!!! I LOVE it!!!

    Nikki

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  45. Great CCH!!!!

    Alina
    alina.luis@live.com

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  46. Very cute gift card holder! TFS!
    tcsobotka at charter dot net

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  47. Awwww! Sooooo cute!! I love all the wonderful detail you put into this sweet little project!!

    javajen1 at hotmail dot com

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  48. sweet looks like i need to get a new cartridge! hint hint santa!

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  49. Veronica, you are so funny. What a great idea. So cute.

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  50. Wow what a great idea to decorate the lollipop holder, TFS

    alvinadiaz@msn.com
    alvinascreations.blogspot.com

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  51. This is adorable, he will love it!!

    miller896042 at bellsouth dot net

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  52. Beautiful project!!

    Mickey

    mickeysworld01@comcast.net

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  53. Love it an all the detail and creativity can't wait for your next project. Thanks.

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  54. What an adorable gift card holder! Love the colors and that bear is just too cute! mprantner at gmail dot com

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  55. This treT die is so cute and versatile! I gotta get it
    Deb c
    Dsc105@live.com

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  56. Super cute:0)
    I love how everyone's project has a different spin using some or all of the same stamps/dies. Everyone is so creative.
    Really, really cute!

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

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  57. How cute is that???? Good job!

    kissmyjen at gmail.com

    justcreativeme.blogspot.com

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  58. He will love this card holder. Great idea to make it all different with the XL Label and the bear and present. Too cute! Love it.
    quilt 4 fun 2 at hot mail dot com

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  59. Wow you guys come up with a lot of great ideas for the lollie pop die. Have to order that one

    Lydia
    Lorain,OH

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  60. awesome job vary cute card holder.
    evieolendorf@hotmail.com

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  61. Very unique and beautiful!

    mimi2trentdrew.blogspot.com

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  62. wow! fantabulous! great idea

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  63. This is another great idea for the die. Thanks!

    esterperez73 at yahoo

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  64. Great idea as a gift card holder.

    rumored2b@yahoo.com

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  65. Great idea! Love the ribbon you used! Denise queenbee.speigle@gmail.com

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  66. You're right, this die is amazing. Great job on your project, that little bear is adorable. Thank you. teachermom5@gmail.com

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  67. That is awesome. Oh so cute!!! The die is so versatile. Linda Harris Lsunflower58@aol.com

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  68. This is a very multifaceted die. Love that you used it for an adorable gift card holder. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

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  69. Another fantastic way to use the lollipop holder. So creative. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  70. Lovin how you used the die! TFS joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

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  71. So fabulous! Love it!
    Shelly
    http://mypaperlove.blogspot.com/

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  72. This is absolutely adorable! I love it!

    megan.saxe@gmail.com

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  73. Cute gift idea.

    Jan
    bearycreativecrafts@gmail.com

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  74. Your project showcases Miss Emma's fabulous die to perfection. It is my favourite of all her dies because it is so versatile.
    thejanner@xcelco.on.ca

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  75. The card holder is super sweet! Thanks for sharing.

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  76. Just love this die and all its uses. Very pretty project.
    janiceaeschliman.blogspot.com

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  77. Cute gift card holder, cute bear!! Doesn't even look like the lollipop holder - so versatile!! Good job!!

    ctibbmn at yahoo dot com

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  78. I love your gift card holder. Thank you for sharing.

    brittmartin1288@yahoo.com

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  79. Oh how cute. Great gift card holder. Thanks for sharing.

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  80. Super cute card holder - thanks for sharing - dsebby404@yahoo.com

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  81. very smart "alteration" making this into a gift card holder...love it.

    Just Julie
    juliemccrary at hotmail dot com

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  82. Another use for this die--wonderful.
    Pat
    plweir1969@yahoo.com

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  83. What a Great way to combine these different dies. Super cute. Smooches... Felicia - frankleecrafts [at] gmail [dot] com

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  84. Great project Veronica - very creative TFS

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

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  85. you are so creative! thanks for sharing your great ideas!

    rissaflor atyahoo dotcom

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  86. This is adorable. Makes a great gift card holder. Love the colors.
    Ashley
    glamoroussideofscrapping@gmail.com
    http://theglamoroussideofscrapping.blogspot.com

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  87. Super cute project as always! Love the gift card holder.

    Treava
    scrapsalot31@gmail.com

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  88. Your gift card holder is super cute!!

    bolvera66@yahoo.com

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  89. very cute gift card holder! your niece will surely love it.

    Luanne
    myfootahead at gmail dot com
    craftersreference.blogspot.com

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  90. There is so much going on with this cute tag. Great job.
    marg0006@verizon.net

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  91. Cute card holder!
    janette09@comcast.net

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  92. Fabulous gift card holder.
    Candy
    candyyoung826 at msn dot com

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  93. Love your version. Great job. :)
    win_or_lose52@hotmail.com
    http://victoriasjunk.blogspot.com

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  94. Love the gift card holder! That bear is adorable!
    qtme2003 at yahoo dot ca

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  95. Sweet idea! TFS!

    Kris in Alaska
    funamom at yahoo dot com

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  96. What a great gift card holder.

    Tina
    aurathentic@gmail.com

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  97. Lovely. I really dig how you altered the lollipop holder into a gift card holder. So looking forward to seeing MORE, MORE, MORE. Thank you so much for sharing. Hugz:)

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  98. Sooo cute! Thanks for the chance to win! lclass003 atgmaildotcom

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  99. What a great way to dress up a gift card. TFS

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  100. This is a great idea. TFS

    tammi_amata@ameritech.net

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  101. this is sooo adorable
    great job
    mbchoj at aol dot com

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  102. Great project!!
    TFS
    jessica
    chick-n-scrap.blogspot.com
    eschfamily@yahoo.com

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  103. OMGOSH! This is so adorable! I love this! Thanks so much for sharing! lindagk23ataoldotcom

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  104. Sooooooooooo stinkin adorable!
    staceyhughes51@gmail.com

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  105. I LOVE that you used the die as a gift card holder! Awesome!!

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  106. Christmas is way close already! love this gift pkg!! simply adorable! doris
    parkernana5@cox.net

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  107. Clever idea. It is so cute. Regina
    regina95370@sbcglobal.net

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  108. Cute idea-- love the big bow! Thanks for sharing!

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  109. this is adorable!!! i love it!!! can't wait to see your project tomorrow!!
    Candace
    scrappin2littleprincesses.blogspot.com

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  110. Fabulous idea. Love the bear and the big bow.
    Kathy
    salido99@msn.com
    http://3spoileddogs.blogspot.com/

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  111. Great use of the lollipop holder die. I love that one.
    (:(:Smiles:):)

    Robin
    thecricutscrapper at yahoo.com

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  112. This is a great idea. This die is so versatile.

    dorcas
    dtroche@bellsouth.net

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  113. My daughter loved this one. TFS
    Evelyn
    evl14512@gmail.com

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  114. Super cute! gallionlori at gmail dot com

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  115. Very clever idea!
    jrugg@sctc.net

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  116. Very cute gift holder!!!
    :)Amy
    amyscraftingspace.blogspot.com
    amy.arnold89@comcast.net

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  117. very great idea TFS
    Shanna
    Gracesonnawilson@gmail.com

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  118. WoW!
    I am in LOVE with your projects! Everything you make is super cute and Awesome! Thank you for sharing :)

    kastenc at sbcglobal dot com

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  119. Wow, what a great idea!!

    Christina

    christina.coen@gmail.com

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  120. Too cute! Your nephew is a lucky boy. Thanks for sharing.

    Danielle
    leeceratops@comcast.net

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  121. very cute, great idea!

    Debbie H.

    niteowlis at clear dot net

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  122. Awww..isn't that adorable...Love this!
    papercreations_bytricia (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  123. Great idea!! Lisa - elwalten@aol.com

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  124. This gift card holder idea is super cute!
    hotgirl211@msn.com

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  125. This is so cute!

    Denise J.
    drjohnson0526@gmail.com

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  126. Your gift card holder is just soo stinkin cute! Thanks for sharing! Keep the inspiration coming!
    surfnfroggie at aol dot com

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  127. soooo cute!

    rebecca_k81 at hotmail.com

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  128. What a neat idea! I love that you added a gift card.

    Debbie B.
    debbiebutcher at comcast dot net

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  129. Another great idea for this die!!!! You did a great job!

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  130. Such a great use for the lollipop holder!!

    Ashley
    ScrappinAsh at gmail dot com

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

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  132. Aww so cute and a great way to add that last minute gift card!!

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  133. Oh my, this gift card holder is precious!!! Thanks for the chance to win..

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

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  134. i am totally in love with this project! love the color of the pop holder and that bear, is toooo cute!!
    Cyndy
    arcy.scraps@gmail.com

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  135. Love how you used these dies together! deegeescraps at gmail dot com

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  136. Awe, its a polar bear! So cute! Great gift card holder! TFS
    hugs, Jenn
    smile4jenn at hotmail dot com

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  137. Very clever to make this into a gift card holder.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  138. So adorably cute! CallyAnn
    callyannc@live.com

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  139. Ooh neat way to use Emma's die!

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  140. what a great idea! love the colors too
    melissakc1@yahoo.com

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  141. This is a great idea! I must have this die!!!!!!!!!
    Pam at
    http://craftycards4u2.blogspot.com/

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  142. How beautiful!!! Really really pretty...love that ribbon! TFS
    hugs,
    joni

    arcocha at yahoo dot com

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  143. WOW!! so neat and so cute!!
    micia
    yellowbirdcreation@gmail.com

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  144. Oh my, that is such a clever idea. Love the color combo!!


    tuki123@att.net

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  145. Cute giftcard holder! TFS.

    coupondenise at live dot com

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  146. Awesome gift card holder, who knew the lollipop holder would have so many uses.
    Kathy
    Katsews at Gmail dot com

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  147. This is Adorable, love the little bear & the fact that you made the lolly die into a gift card holder, that's awesome!!!
    Puppy Hugs,
    Wendy
    wendydotroos2boys@gmaildotcom

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  148. Wow that looks amazing....love the pear and how you used the lollipop holder as a gift card holder ;)

    scrapente@hotmail.com

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  149. So much nicer than a funky envelope under the tree! Very, very cute!
    TFS
    Peace & Joy to You & Yours this Holiday Season!
    Kathie
    Kathlee154atgmaildotcom

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  150. I like that bear in white.
    sarah.quillen@gmail.com

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  151. What a great idea!!! TFS :)
    fmadera75@gmail.com

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  152. It really is so much for then a lollipop holder...LOVE what you have done with it!!!

    hugs,
    Sarah
    liveloveandscrap@hotmail.com

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