07 December 2011

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

by Veronica

Welcome to another installment of "12 Days of Christmas" with the My Creative Time Design Team! If you've come here from Tracy's blog, you are headed in the right direction! If not, mosey on over to Emma's blog to enjoy the full experience of this awesome Christmas hop!

If there is one thing I could change about our house it would be to add a fireplace to our living room. Sadly, we don't have a mantle to hang our stockings on at Christmastime. Even worse, how is Santa supposed to get in to deliver all of my our presents? Enter: the Santa Key.

Now there's no need to worry about how Ol' Jolly Saint Nick will get inside! And even better yet - now the puppy I'm hoping for this year won't have soot all over him from the ride down the chimney! Phew!

This little key ornament is so magical-looking, isn't it? I purchased it from Walmart a couple of years ago. I printed the poem (a Veronica original - thank you very much) on my computer (font: Mountains of Christmas), stamped a row of tiny Christmas trees across the middle (MCT's Anyday Bingo & Crossword) in green and layered it onto my red and teal card stock. After stamping and coloring the Santa suit (All Around Accessories, Copics), I glittered the 'fluffy' part (Star Dust Stickles) and DOUBLE popped it up on my poem. That's right - pop dots...times two.

I used my Crop-a-Dile to punch the hole for and set my silver jumbo eyelet, added my ribbon and tied the tag to my magical key. All I have to do is add the key to the door and Santa will take care of the rest!

Here is what the poem says:

We do not have a chimney
down which you can slide.
But we wanted to make sure that
you could still get inside.

This very special key
works just for you alone.
Just sprinkle with your magic
to enter our humble home.

And in the spirit of giving, I have a FREE download of this original poem for you right here. Just download the .PDF, add your own image between the 'stanzas' (thanks, Mrs. Linden, for teaching me all about stanzas in English class!), and VOILA!

***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!

Thank you for hopping along with us today - I'm your last stop! Come on by tomorrow for more fun Christmas ideas!

I hope you were inspired!

-Veronica

138 comments :

  1. Veronica, what can I say!!!!!!! WOW!!! Now I don't even want a fireplace anymore just so I can make this ONE OF A KIND most PERFECT key!! I just LOVE LOVE LOVE it to pieces!! THANK YOU!;)
    Big HUGE HUGS!
    Emma:)

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  2. Another awsome project.
    nellessenconcrete@yahoo.com

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  3. Super cute! Love it
    Slatsinhi@yahoo.com

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  4. Fabulous! You're so creative! I'll definitely be making one of these as I don't have a fireplace in my home either.. I have never thought of such a thing before, so I'm so happy that you did! Lol.

    Thanks for sharing! Look forward to seeing what you'll come up with next!
    misshoanggg (at) gmail.com

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  5. OM!! this is way to CUTE:) I'm a new follower and loving your creations:)
    Hugs,
    Norma

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  6. I so love what you did with the key, very creative. Gloria Contreras
    Gloriaandmickey@yahoo.com

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  7. Was over at Ruthie she had a key project too I love yours too its such a fantastic idea. Great job girl...
    win_or_lose52@hotmail.com
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  8. Love the idea of the keys!!

    kissmyjen at gmail.com
    justcreativeme.blogspot.com

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  9. Totally inspired! We don't have a mantle either...

    Jamie
    Http://oohlalapaperie.blogspot.com

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  10. Super cute...love the poem. Awesome job!!
    croptilludrop23@gmail.com

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  11. HI GREAT JOB
    LINDAB
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  12. Love this key and poem! I saw them fr the first time at a craft fair
    this past weekend!! LOVE them. tfs :) doris
    parkernana5@cox.net
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  13. Very nice, tfs

    mzcherub at gmail dot com

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  14. Veronica, how sweet are you to include the download to your poem! Adorable idea!!! Love the Santa's key idea!!!
    Hugs,
    georgifelix at verizon dot net

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  15. Love your Santa key ... thanks for sharing the poem :)

    pruttybird at comcast dot net

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  16. I have saved the Santa key poem what a wonderful idea!
    janiceaeschliman.blogspot.com

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  17. I love your project, thank you for sharing.

    alvinadiaz@msn.com
    alvinascreations.blogspot.com

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  18. Oh so cute! Now I want to go out and find some keys to make my own!
    Tracy
    jtg0398 at sbcglobal dot net

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  19. Never seen the Santa Key ideal until today and now I have 2 fabulous poems to use on them, simply adorable!! Thanks

    miller896042 at bellsouth dot net

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  20. Veronica, this is so cute! What a clever idea!!! Love your poem!

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  21. super cute. Love the idea.
    craftmethis@gmail.com

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  22. I love this Santa key message. I never heared. Loved. Thanks, Veronica.

    lopezjrivera@centennialpr.net

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  23. this is so cute! love it!
    thanks for all the great ideas so far!!

    brwneyes46@gmail.com

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  24. Oh! I love this and totally have to steal this idea and make one for my girls!! :) They keep asking me how Santa is going to get in since we have no chimney! Perfect!! :)
    Tracy M

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  25. Super cute.
    Love the idea;0)

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

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  26. LOVE THIS! Adorable! Thanks for all the great ideas this week!
    papercreations_bytricia (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  27. thanks for sharing all your awesome gift ideas. This 12 days of Christmas blog is the BEST!!!
    Thanks,
    Kim C
    kcesafsky@charter.net

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  28. Thanks for the .pdf I have a friend who doesn't have a chimney, this would be a great idea for her. Good job on the poem.

    christinescreativecards@gmail.com

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  29. What a cute idea! Love the sparkly key! mprantner at gmail dot com

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  30. Love your design and the sparkly key is adorable. I love the poem and thank you so much for sharing it with us.
    TFS
    jashmore1944@att.net

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  31. Another cute idea for the Santa Key! I love the poem that you have for this!

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  32. This is super cute, love the key with all the sparkle on it. The poem is so sweet.

    Leslie

    cascrapper at gmail dot com

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  33. cute great idea for your project.
    olivervl at yahoo dot com

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  34. I had never heard of this idea until today. Your poem is darling too! I love this because we don't have a chimney and it would be perfect for my girls. Hugs- Glora

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  35. Today I learned something new and saw it presented in 2 ways! Both are awesome! Great job and thanks for filling me in on this!

    Lori
    Bloggin The Crafts
    lori at true dungeon dot com

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  36. Oh my, what a super cute idea!! I just love this and now I wish I didn't have a chimney so I could have a Santa key :0).. Thanks for the chance to win..

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

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  37. so so so so cute love it...my kids are grown now but i will save this poem for another time

    Cathie
    Scraphappycat@gmail.com

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  38. Adorable! Great idea. Thanks for sharing.

    Danielle
    leeceratops@comcast.net

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  39. Okay. This has got to be the cutest thing I've ever seen! I LOVE your poem... Thanks for the download! You're are so sweet.

    at home ink at q dot com

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  40. haha this is cute ;)might try it for the kids
    Cyndy
    arcy.scraps@gmail.com

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  41. That santa suit is really cute. Great project. Thankyou. teachermom5@gmail.com

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  42. I am so glad that I found your blog from this hop. You have a new follower. I just love this tag and saying. I have never seen this poem before and it is perfect. Thanks for sharing.

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  43. OMG!!!! way too cute!!!


    rosimeini@gmail.com
    www.scraplovingminis.blogspot.com

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  44. This santa key is such a good idea! I love it!!

    Ashley
    ScrappinAsh at gmail dot com

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  45. Cute idea and card!

    Niki
    billniki@gmail.com

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  46. AW Veronica, how cute is that. Love that idea and the key is very magical looking. Thanks for sharing your poem, great job.

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  47. That is the cutest thing ever. I LOVE IT!!!thanks Melissakc1@yahoo.com

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  48. I love this idea! How cute!

    megan.saxe@gmail.com

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  49. WHAT CAN I SAY!!! That key is gorgeous...your project and your poem are really BEAUTIFUL!!! Going to make and my nephew is going to LOVE IT!! Thank you so much for sharing. Emma and her DT really are just the BEST!!! Hugz:)
    DevinTaylorCreations@gmail.com

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  50. Oh, I wish I had this poem when our house was under construction! My son was so worried that santa wouldn't be able to find the tree in the basement (we were living in the bsmt while the whole house was under construction- I don't recommend doing this - EVER!).

    ~Tammy S

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  51. Cute project! TFS!
    tcsobotka at charter dot net

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  52. Great project! Love that poem!
    qtme2003 at yahoo dot ca

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  53. What a brilliant idea,soooo super clever.

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  54. Thanks for sharing your santa key and poem!! This is such a cute idea! Lisa - elwalten@aol.com

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  55. love this idea.... so cute.
    melissa crable
    melissakc1@yahoo.com

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  56. Cute idea. Regina
    regina95370@sbcglobal.net

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  57. This is Super Cute!! Love it!!
    Mrodriguez860@hotmail.com

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  58. Veronica so very cute!

    Debbie B
    debbiebutcher at comcast dot net

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  59. beautiful!! love your poem!! TFS
    gloria
    esquivel865@yahoo.com

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  60. thanks for shaing
    mygypsierose@sbcglobal.net

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  61. Oh this is so cute! Thank you for sharing the poem. You and Ruthie both were channeling the same creative flow today. Great minds think alike! tamiwb1234 at aoldotcom

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  62. Oh this one is too cute! Love the poem and your project to awesome TFS

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

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  63. Ok I am definately scraplifting this idea. That is the greatest idea I have seen Thank you!!! Linda Harris lsunflower58@aol.com

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  64. What a darling project and sweet poem!
    Sherrie K
    http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

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  65. This is a favorite project for a kids Christmas party! Thanks for sharing! Denise queenbee.speigle@gmail.com

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  66. Great idea!! That key does look magical, thanks for the free download!!

    Christina Coen

    christina.coen@gmail.com

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  67. Just love your santa magic key card idea, it is too cute!!!

    bolvera66@yahoo.com

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  68. How cool!! You and Ruthie had the same idea heehee I have never heard of the Santa Key and today I got to see it twice! What a neat idea!! Love it

    hugs
    Cassandra

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  69. I so love this! What a perfect thing for the children whos houses do not have a chimney!! I will have to make this for my grandchildren!!!
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  70. I love your santa key
    Really sweet
    janette09@comcast.net

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  71. OH HOW ADORABLE...AND THE POEM IS SOOO SWEET!!!

    Mickey

    mickeysworld01@comcast.net

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  72. Love It! I have got to make one of these for my little Grand Children. They have been asking me how Santa is going to get in. Thanks for Sharing! :0)
    cindymarshall63 at hotmail dot com

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  73. Love the idea Going shopping for keys.

    mimi2trentdrew.com

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  74. This is a neat project, great way to use up the michaels keys. TFS
    Evelyn
    evl14512@gmail.com

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  75. Very cute!

    Tina
    aurathentic@gmail.com

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  76. Such a cute project. TFS!

    kwillis_15 at yahoo dot com

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  77. Great idea! Love the poem :)
    -Suzanne suzyq28024@gmail.com

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  78. Cute decor idea! TFS joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

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  79. I love this idea and will try it for my nephews.

    esterperez73@yahoo

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  80. This is so adorable.
    Candy
    candyyoung826 at msn dot com

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  81. Super Great. So many great ideals for the holidays.

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  82. too cute. i love this idea. TFS

    tammi_amata@ameritech.net

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  83. What a super adorable project!! I love your poem and thanks for the download....we dont have a chimmney so this is perfect!!!
    TFS
    jessica
    chick-n-scrap.blogspot.com
    eschfamily@yahoo.com

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  84. Very cute!!! I love this idea!!! TFS'
    hugs,
    joni

    arcocha at yahoo dot com

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  85. I am loving these magic key poems! Wonderful project, TFS!
    hugs, Jenn
    smile4jenn at hotmail dot com

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  86. This is so cute!!

    Hugs,
    Saundra
    Luvscrappingtogether at gmail dot com

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  87. Love this magic key poem.
    Pat
    plweir1969@yahoo.com

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  88. LOVE it - how darling this is. I might have to scraplift something like this -- as my little one is already asking the How, Why Santa questions.

    Great job.

    Thanks for sharing.
    Terri_ski at yahoo dot com

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  89. Very cute little project & poem
    :)Amy
    amyscraftingspace.blogspot.com
    amy.arnold89@comcast.net

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  90. Fantastic project and so sweet of you to share it with us. Thanks so much. I've got to look for a key now. My granddaughters will love this.
    thomasjeri55atyahoodotcom

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  91. What a great idea Veronica!! love it!

    hugs

    Nancy

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  92. I really love this project. Thanks so much.
    craftkrazy@optonline.net

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  93. Very cute. This is like a new tradition, justlikeputtingout milk and cookies.

    Jan
    bearycreativecrafts@gmail.com

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  94. Love your original poem and how you decorated your tag and key. One big magic key! Hope you get your puppy!
    quilt 4 fun 2 at hot mail dot com

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  95. This is just cute, cute, cute. I may have to scrap-lift. Smooches... frankleecrafts [at] gmail [dot] com

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  96. I love your Santa's magic key. Thank you for sharing.
    brittmartin1288@yahoo.com

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  97. Beautiful!!!


    rissaflor atyahoo dotcom

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  98. What a sweet project!!!

    javajen1 at hotmail dot com

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  99. Love this idea and project.
    lorrainephelps at sbcglobal dot net

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  100. So awesome! Love your original poem and the santa suit is a very nice touch!

    harperpooh at yahoo dot com

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  101. This is so cute! Love this idea!
    Thanks for sharing with us!
    lindagk23ataoldotcom

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  102. Love, love, love this. Also love the little poem you added. This is just to awesome.
    angel hugs
    Debby
    angels5.2005 at gmail dot com

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  103. I love this Santa! I love the key! LOVE IT!!!

    Dorcas
    dtroche@bellsouth.net

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  104. I had never heard of the Santa's key before today. Love the idea. Thanks for sharing. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

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  105. Love these little Santa Key poems.

    Debbie H.

    niteowlis at clear dot net

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  106. This is so cute! I love the poem and jacket! CallyAnn
    callyannc@live.com

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  107. Love your Santa key
    mbchoj at aol dot com

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  108. Magical poem. Love it and love your project. Thanks for sharing.
    thejanner@xcelco.on.ca

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  109. Very cute....love it!

    Denise J.
    drjohnson0526@gmail.com

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  110. This is so super sweet!

    Denise J.
    drjohnson0526@gmail.com

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  111. I wish I had this 20 years ago for my kids - I will have to wait for grandkids - thanks for sharing. dsebby404@yahoo.com

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  112. that is such a cute idea! So creative!

    rebecca_k81 at hotmail dot com

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  113. This is adorable, and answers so many young peoples' questions. So cute!
    Pam at
    http://craftycards4u2.blogspot.com/

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  114. I love this idea. My house doesn't have a fire place either. This will be great to use once I have children! Wonderful job!!!

    Kim
    kpedersen44@yahoo.com

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  115. All your projects have been so great, and wonderful ideas. Thanks, shanasewing@yahoo.com

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  116. this is such a cute and warm idea. I love the poem.
    marg0006@verizon.net

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  117. So fun! LOVE this story!!!

    housesbuiltofcards@gmail.com
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  118. Very cute, I love this idea! I am going to copy this! Great job!surfnfroggie at aol dot com

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  119. Love Love What you did with the stamp.
    jeria22@yahoo.com

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  120. Cute key and tag.
    SewSweetNCrafty.blogspot.com

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  121. awe this is really cute!

    micia
    yellowbirdcreation@gmail.com

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  122. Well now isn't that creative?! Your poem is amazing!!!


    tuki123@att.net

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  123. Love this idea. Great job on the poem! deegeescraps at gmail dot com

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  124. never knew their was a poem but I told my daughter who was then 3 and way to smart this story that I spun for her 27 years ago. Love your project and will make this for her as a special memory.
    Kathy
    Katsews at Gmail dot com

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  125. How cute is this???!!!!! OMGosh, I love your little poem, sooo creative, this is perfect for little kids, great job Veronica!!!
    Puppy Hugs,
    Wendy
    wendydotroos2boys@gmaildotcom

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  126. flippin' cute!

    -- dalis
    alidalis AT comcast DOT net

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  127. what a cute idea.....love you project as always ;)

    scrapente@hotmail.com

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  128. You are so creative! That is CUTE cute cute!!
    TFS
    Peace & Joy to You & Yours this Holiday Season!
    Kathie
    Kathlee154atgmaildotcom

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  129. Very sweet & precious idea! TFS.

    coupondenise at live dot com

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  130. Very cute idea!
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  131. Cute little poem.
    sarah.quillen@gmail.com

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  132. adorable!!!

    candace
    scrappin2littleprincesses.blogspot.com

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  133. I have to do this project...since no chimney in the house :( Super cute...TFS :)
    fmadera75@gmail.com

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  134. I love the key!! You take wonderful pictures and I LOVE LOVE LOVE your colors!!

    Alina
    alina.luis@live.com

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  135. AWWWW....these are just sooooo sweet!!!!

    hugs,
    Sarah
    liveloveandscrap@hotmail.com

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Thank you so much for taking the time to comment! I appreciate your feedback and hope you were inspired!