Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Advent Calendar Extravaganza with Taheerah Atchia

Hi everyone! If you're in the U.S., I hope you had a great Thanksgiving! Today, I'm participating in a special Advent blog hop. :)


Here's a little about the hop:
Advent Calendar Extravaganza is -the- festive event of the season! This 'hop with a twist' was dreamed up by Taheerah Atchia and features surprise destinations each day! Joining in the fun with Taheerah are over 60 special guests - each serving up some fantastic Christmas inspiration! Just like an Advent Calendar, you'll never know where you're going to be visiting next until you 'open the door'!

And that's not all! With 25 *amazing* sponsors taking part as well, your crafty wish list is bound to get a boost with a chance to win a prize EVERY SINGLE DAY!! Join in the fun every day at taheerah-atchia.com to see what special surprises wait behind the door!

Fun, right? Here's what I made:

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I had leftover supplies from the 2014 Ali Edwards December Daily kit, and I thought they would work for a card. When I saw the tissue paper, I decided to CASE one of my cards from a couple of years ago. 


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I started by stamping the "magical" sentiment from the Hero Arts Fa La La La La set on a gold foil tag. The sentiments in this set are beautiful!

After stamping the tag, I tucked a bit of a doily underneath to add texture. I added the tissue circles, part of an acetate die-cut, chipboard pieces, and die-cut papers from the kit using the My Favorite Things Pierced Circles.


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I finished the card with a few more embellishments. The velvet ric-rac ribbon was a last-minute addition...I love the fuzzy texture. :)



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Here are the details about the giveaway:

It's not a party without a prize - and with prizes every day there are several chances to win! Today's prize is generously supplied by Hero Arts (hello, awesome!)! Simply leave a comment on this post to enter - then head back to taheerah-atchia.com and leave a comment there too to double your chances! Don't forget to grab the other surprise destinations from Taheerah's blog and head over to them to leave comments to improve your odds even more! You have until 7am EST on Thursday, December 31st to leave your comments (winner's will be announced on Taheerah's blog). 

Don't forget the Advent Calendar Extravaganza runs from the 1st-25th, so be sure to visit taheerah-atchia.com every day for fabulous inspiration and amazing prizes throughout the month! 

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great day! :)

267 comments:

  1. Stunning, as usual! Love the scattering of all those circles, great movement down to that sentiment and love the tucked in doily element! Thanks so much for kicking off my event in style! xoxo

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  2. So cool - love your design Jocelyn xxx

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  3. Dreamy! And much more "mature" than your GI card. Fun to see the comparison. Happy holidays!

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  4. What a lovely crisp,clean design... Love it!

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  5. Your sentiment says it all: magical! The circles are sheer delight...and I'm particularly captured by the trio of stars...Love this! Thank you for adding your inspiration to Taheerah's Advent series!
    ~carol

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  6. Super fun and awesome, Jocelyn!! Love!

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  7. This is a fun hop! Love your card. It has a modern but retro feel!

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  8. Such a gorgeous card! Love the repetitive circles and these gorgeous colors!

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  9. Oh my GOSH! I can't even....I adore this card! What a fabulous mix of patterns and textures, simple and clean but extremely eye catching and fun. <3

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  10. Love your mix of colors & textures! So pretty

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  11. Cute card! I like the colors of circles and the way the pattern flows across the card. Thanks so much for sharing!

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  12. Lovely! Great use for scrap pieces of paper!

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  13. so super fabulous...just like you!
    Love this!

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  14. This is fabulous! Such a great design! I love it!

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  15. This is so much fun! Your card is beautiful! :) Thanks for participating in this awesome hop!

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  16. I so love cards that use up bits and pieces. This is so well done and beautiful!

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  17. Oh how beautiful! I love the mix of paper and yay for using leftovers!

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  18. beautiful card design! i love the fun colors!

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  19. I like this card. And the close up on those circles, they look like delicious cookies, especially the one with stripes:-)

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  20. love the bokeh-kind of effect of this card, stunning!

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  21. Wow!! Gorgeous!! Love how you assemble everything on your card!!

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  22. Your cards are always so fun and creative!

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  23. Delicious, Joscelyn ... all that yummy texture and dimension ... so fun! Anita :)

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  24. Love your idea to use the tissue, Jocelyn, they add such a delicate texture to your design!

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  25. What a fun card with all the pretty circles.
    Looks like a beautiful bunch of Christmas balls.

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  26. Your card is fun and very colorful on the white background. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  27. What a bright and cheerful card!

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  28. Festive card with the many circle varieties. Wonderful idea to use up scraps & turn them into a festive card.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  29. This is gorgeous! I love the flow of the card and the bit of doily is fabulous!

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  30. What a great way to use scraps! I'm thinking of using a star punch... thanks for the inspiration.

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  31. What a cute, clean and simple design! I've lots of scraps left over from Christmas cards and can see this design being used in multiple ways. Thanks for a great idea!

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  32. A very pretty card, love the flow and pieced feel of it.

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  33. Love the focal point of this card and the bit of foil on the circle is indeed magical.
    Lu C

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  34. Love the colours you used in this card! It is so festive!

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  35. Your card is perfect for the blog hop. Fun, fun, fun.

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  36. Such a fun and lovely card. Love all the circles and the overall design ♥

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  37. What a cute and whimsical holiday card!

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  38. Love the whimsey of this card. The charming little textures and tissue adds so much.

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  39. Very nice with all the fun circles on your card!

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  40. I love this playful, colorful card!!

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  41. very cute card! I pinned your idea!

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  42. Bright and magical!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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  43. What a fun card! Lots of energy!

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  44. Absolutely love all the textures and surprises that you always use in your stunning projects... and in the end they always have a modern clean look!

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  45. What a fun design!! I LOVE the tissue you used on this!!

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  46. Such a pretty, fun, bright and modern card, utterly delightful!

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  47. I like the peeking background paper with numbers, it gives a nice frame to the front, and what a lovely front with all the colorful circles, its simple and lovely.

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  48. I love the circles and the way it's a unique holiday card. And the way you used different types of paper is great.

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  49. Awesome card and great way to use up all those little scraps.

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  50. What a fun idea for a holiday blog hop! And wow, what a way to start off — this card is so beautiful, Jocelyn! I love how perfectly *artless* it looks, when obviously it is perfectly planned and designed.

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  51. Super cute and fun card. Love those colorful circles. The trim and sequins are the perfect embellishments.

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  52. Lovely card! Love all the different elements you have used. The tissue, doily, ric rac ribbon, glitter all work so beautifully together.

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  53. So neat! Love the circles and stars, and the colors!! ♥♥♥

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  54. Love the artful arrangement of these colorful bits and pieces on your beautiful card!

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  55. Such a beautiful collage of papery and velvety goodness. I love the "celebration" your card displays and it's perfect to kick off this fabulous hop! :)

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  56. I am loving all the circles, especially the tissue paper ones!

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  57. Such a fun design! Love the colorful circles. TFS

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  58. I love that you used what you had left over from your Ali Edwards kit to make such a fun and beautiful card. Using the MFT circle die was a great way of tying everything together! I am so glad you participated in this hop and shared this idea with us. I am going to look at what I have leftover that I can repurpose now too, thanks for inspiring me!

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  59. Great start to this exciting event! Loved the card and also the original one, Jocelyn!

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  60. Beautiful card!! Love the idea of using circles!! Very nice!!
    -Berina
    Moxie Craftie

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  61. Adorable Christmas shaker! I love the tiny circles and shapes in a beautiful color palette too!
    Take care!
    Michele

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  62. I am so inspired by your card. Thank you for sharing your design and your talent

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  63. What a gorgeous card - all the different bits and pieces work so well with each other!

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  64. Jocelyn, I love this card! Those cascading dots are fabulous!

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  65. Such a beautiful mix of elements in this! I love the way the dots overlap

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  66. You made such a bright and merry card! I love the repeated circle concept :)

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  67. What a fun card! Thanks for sharing. Cheers.

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  68. Gorgeous card. I love the random, floating feel it has.

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  69. I love all the texture! Great card and great CASE. I love the original card too!

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  70. Gorgeous-love the color combo and all the sweet circles!!!!

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  71. What a fun and joyful card! Love all those circles!

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  72. A very bright and cheerful card. I really like it.

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  73. Wow, very cool card! I love all the texture you created!

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  74. I LOVE this card; there's so much color and texture going on! Thank you for sharing your inspiration with us and giving me a new type of design to try. Merry Christmas!

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  75. what a fun card design! i'm in love with all the pretty patterns and colors!

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  76. This is such a pleasing design. The way all of those circles coalesce together is just gorgeous!

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  77. How cute and so simple
    but eye catching!
    Carla from Utah

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  78. Super fun! Such a festive combination of patterns, colors and textures!

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  79. Very festive card. The circles keep you involved. Love it.

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  80. LOVE the dots/circles!! And quick Christmas card idea!!

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  81. Super fun card, Jocelyn! Great design and texture :o)

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  82. Very fun design with the circles and stars

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  83. Wow, so colorful and festive! Love it. TFS

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  84. Your card is MAGICAL with all those lovely layers of circles -- they look like beautiful baubles! TFS!

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  85. Magical is right - your card, this hop and all the creativity!

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  86. Love your colorful circles and textures. It truly is magical, Jocelyn!

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  87. Wow, what an awesome card! I love all the different colors, patterns, textures and fine details. This is a great mass produce Christmas card idea, think I'm going to try it out. Thank you for sharing and inspiring.

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  88. Such Magical, clean and crisp design! Love all the textural circles and patterns, caught my eyes!

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  89. LOVE those fun, colorful circles and textures!

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  90. This is indeed modern and magical :) love those colorful circles :)

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  91. That's a wonderful and very cheerful (and unusual) Christmas Card! Great idea to use up all These scraps... :o)

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  92. Love the cascade of circles....very pretty and graphic.

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  93. this is just so fun and professional-looking! love!

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  94. Well, well, well, look who's behind door # 1! One of my favourite bloggers. LOL Jocelyn your card is beautiful. I love all the little embellishments together that make up your card. The multi coloured tissue circles are a great idea. TFS!

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  95. Super and fabeleous looking card. Thanks

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  96. Love all the festive circles on your card. Thanks for sharing.

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  97. Love how your leftovers came together for a new dish
    Carrie Purkis

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  98. Love your wonderful mod design! Your card is so festive!

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  99. You've done magic with circles and left overs.

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  100. Such a fun card!
    A great way to use the leftovers :))

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  101. Adorable! So perfect way to use leftovers.

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  102. I loved how you used scraps and leftover papers to create a special card, Jocelyn!

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  103. Love your design, unexpected for a Christmas card!

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  104. Such a fun idea for a card! Love the variety of circles.

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  105. What a great idea...art should use anything around in life!

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  106. Great way to use some of your stash. Great card, not traditional at all.

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  107. Great card and such good use of everything! Stay blessed!

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  108. Oh, I love the colors and the design of this card! TFS =)

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  109. Oh, I love the colors and the design of this card! TFS =)

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  110. Oh, I love the colors and the design of this card! TFS =)

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  111. Oh, I love the colors and the design of this card! TFS =)

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  112. this is a fun card. It's colorful and makes you happy.
    thanks for sharing.

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  113. Fantastic, happy card and just love all those different coloured and patterned circles!!

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  114. Awesome card! Love all the colors and patterns! I love this Advent Calendar Extravaganza!

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  115. Fun and beautiful! Very festive too! Thanks for putting this hop on. Germaine

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  116. Love the use of the December Daily product in the card. Great design!

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  117. FUN & FABULOUS card Jocelyn :)
    LOVE your overlapping circles, stars and pretty colours, they're like a MAGICAL Bokeh panel!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing!!!

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  118. Great inspiration with all your ornaments! Love the fun layers!

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  119. What a lot of fun. Kind of like what's left when everyone has done opening their christmas presents :)

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  120. Cool card, lover the flow of the card!

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  121. Neat pile of circles... love the bokeh dots in that one!

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  122. Such a wonderful card ! Love how simple shapes can turn into such a beauty

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  123. The circle idea is gorgeous
    Cheers
    soniasv@rediffmail.com
    Dr Sonia

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  124. What a great way to use up scraps!

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  125. Love this Jocelyn! Fun, textural and so much movement.

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  126. FAB design! Great way to use scrap papers. :)

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  127. How so very cute and what a great way to use up scraps. Thanks!

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  128. I love how simple, yet amazing your design is... definitely a great way to use up those scraps!

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  129. Great way to use up some of your pattern papers.

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  130. A perfect arrangement, Jocelyn! Perfection! Thanks for the high lighting Fa lalalal sentiment set, it is magical. Lovely script. Thanks again for the inspiration as I love the added splattering.

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  131. A perfect arrangement, Jocelyn! Perfection! Thanks for the high lighting Fa lalalal sentiment set, it is magical. Lovely script. Thanks again for the inspiration as I love the added splattering.

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  132. Love all those great circles cut from different paper!!! Great card!

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  133. Great way to use scraps. Cute card.

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  134. Great way to use scraps. Cute card.

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  135. I like the circles... so neat!

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  136. Wow you card is simply stunning! I can imagine the amount of time and effort you put into this card.:))))

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  137. Awesome idea for left overs! I hate throwing them away but also seem to collect too many to keep somewhare. Thanks for sharing.

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  138. pretty card - love all the circle accents

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  139. Beautiful card design. Great idea about using leftovers :)

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  140. Fun card. Circles can make the eye find "happy"

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  141. I love the colors you used! Such a lovely card! Merry Christmas!

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  142. Lots of fun textures and pieces!

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  143. Great design - love the mix of bold and soft colors!

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  144. So cute and fun! Love all the layered pieces and colors! tfs Hugs, Kristina

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  145. Love the different shapes, colors and textures!

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  146. Love your card and the colors you used. So fun.

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  147. I have several circle stamp sets and don't use them nearly enough...now when I see these lovely circles layered like this? I need to go pull them out. Awesome card!!!

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  148. The card is SO cute and what a great idea to use leftover paper!

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  149. Very pretty card. Love all the little details!

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  150. What a beautiful card! Your layout, color combination are so simple but very effective at capturing the magic of the season!

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  151. Pretty card. I love the many shapes and elements used.

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  152. fun & magical says it all....love all the details

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  153. Love the card and the colors. Very unique. Thanks for sharing.

    Linda D.

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  154. This card is so lovely in its simplicity - - but you added so much. I need to be this creative with "leftover" scraps!

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  155. This really is magical. Love the way the circles look like they're floating.

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  156. Fun and simple ... thank you for inspiring.

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  157. Fun card! Great way to use up scraps!

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  158. Cheerful and fun just like the holidays. I love all the circles!

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