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Monday, February 7, 2011

Welcome to May Arts Valentine Week!!


That's right!

We've paired up again with May Arts and their lovely Valentine themed ribbons!

It was seriously a box of goodness that was sent to us....stripes, hearts, puffy hearts, sheer ribbons and more!

The Designers were challenged to work with May Arts ribbons(is it really a challenge when it's a delight??!!) and we have to tell you...it's going to be one amazing week of ideas and creativity! Just you wait!!

Today's Designers Leslie Ashe and Patti Milazzo will wow you with their sweet Valentine cards and framed project. Leslie will have you running to the May Arts website to purchase this adorable scallop ribbon and Patti's sweet  framed project could be adapted for a craft for those classroom parties coming up!

 Valentine Ribbon Frame
Designer: Patti Milazzo

Designer Intro: Glue Arts adhesives and a collection of beautiful ribbons and trim from May Arts made it easy to convert this simple black frame into a 3 dimensional piece of wall art.


Supplies:
Glue Arts:
Glue Glider Pro with
1/4 Perma Tac Cartridge Refill - Pro
Mini Adhesive Squares
3D Combo Pac – U Cut It
Spooled Ribbon Adhesive

May Arts:
Red Sheer Tinsel Edge
Red Heart Satin Cut Outs
Pink Elastic Plaid Ruffle
Red Heart Sheer Print
Red/Pink 1.5” Grosgrain Scalloped Edge
Pink 1.5” Satin Pleat
Pink 1.5” Crochet Velvet Center
Other: black 4” basic frame – remove the glass; chipboard; white cardstock



Instructions:
1. Cut a piece of chipboard to fit the inside of the frame – I used a 4” frame for this project. I also covered my chipboard with a 4” square of white cardstock.
2. Next, cut several strips of May Arts coordinated ribbon 6” long.

3. Using the Spooled Ribbon Adhesive and the Mini Adhesive Squares, adhere the ribbon across the cardstock covered square. Be sure to wrap the ends around the square securely.

Tip: I used the Ribbon Adhesive for the solid ribbons and used the Mini Adhesive Squares on the ends only of the sheer or decorative ribbon/trim. 

4. Once the square is covered completely, insert it into the back of the frame - with the glass removed.
5. To create the puffy ribbon accent, I started by punching a heart shape from white cardstock. I then trimmed the negative portion of the cardstock to 2” x 2 ¼”. I cut another piece of white cardstock to the same size.

6. Next, I cut 2 small pieces of red grosgrain ribbon (the reverse side of the Grosgrain Scalloped Edge ribbon) and adhered them to the backside (layered side by side) of the punched heart rectangle using the Glue Glider with Perma Tac Adhesive. 
7. I trimmed off any excess ribbon and again used the Perma Tac Adhesive to attach the other white cardstock rectangle to the back. Before sealing this completely, I tucked a small amount of polyfil batting just behind the ribbon heart to puff it up a bit. I then machine stitched around the rectangle and around the heart.
8. I used a Mini Adhesive Square to adhere a May Arts small pink satin heart (from trim) to the center of the red heart and then matted the rectangle on black cardstock using Perma Tac Adhesive.
9. Attach the puffed heart ribbon accent to the center of the ribbon embellished frame using pieces of U-Cut-It Foam Adhesive to complete the project.





Happy Heart Card
Designer: Leslie Ashe


Supplies:
Glue Arts Glue Glider Pro with Perma Tac cartridge
Glue Arts Adhesive Squares
May Arts Ribbon

Other supplies: 
patterned paper, cardstock: American Crafts (love line)
spray mist: Shimmerz Coloringz



Instructions:
-trim patterned paper 6x12 inches, fold and score
-trim cardstock 6x12 inches, fold
-using pen, draw a half of a heart and cut using decorative scissors
-unfold heart and spray with spray mist
-after the heart dries, adhere to center of card
-tie ribbon in a bow, adhere to center of heart
-add heart embellishment (I cut from patterned paper) to center of bow
-trim border of card using decorative scissors





Love You Card
Designer: Leslie Ashe


Glue Arts Glue Glider Pro with Perma Tac cartridge
Glue Arts Ribbon Adhesive
May Arts Ribbons

Other supplies: cardstock, letters and embellishment - American Crafts (love line)

Instructions:
-cut cardstock 6x12 inches, fold in half
-with a pen, draw a half of a heart, then cut out (it will be a full heart)
-ahere Glue Arts ribbon adhesive to entire heart in strips
-glue ribbon down in layers
-add layers (using Glue Arts ribbon adhesive)
-trim edges of heart, getting rid of excess ribbons
-using Glue Arts Glue Glider Pro with Perma Tac cartridge, adhere heart to strip of folded cardstock square (so card will stay upright...cut your square about 4 inches by 8 inches and fold..if there's excess, simply trim to where you can't see from front of card)





Are you feeling inspired?  Ready to go create some of your own Valentine's and home decor?!! Well we can help with that...we've given you the projects....now let's help you with the supplies!


All this week on the Glue Arts and May Arts blog we're sharing ideas and also sharing chances for you to win our products!


Simply leave us a comment and we'll enter you to win this absolutely stunning collection of May Arts ribbons...
and of course you must have Glue Arts products to use with those ribbons!! So we'll also include a Glue Glider Pro, our Ribbon Adhesive (that we know you'll love!!) and our Adhesive Squares!!


So be sure to visit all week long and visit the May Arts blog all week for more chances to win!

120 comments:

  1. oh I LOVE that framed heart!!! Swuch a sweet project! Cant wait to see what you ahve in store the rest of the week :)

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  2. Wow! The ribbon is fab! Love the projects.

    Anne

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  3. Oh what lovely projects. Thanks for sharing.

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  4. love love love ribbon and these are adorable! Very cute projects. I'll be checking in every day!

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  5. The ribbon is so festive on all of these projects! Love the cards and window box. A girl can never have too much ribbon! :)

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  6. I love the added texture that all these ribbons add to the artwork. Also particularly like the grosgrain ribbon behind a paper cutout. Great ideas.

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  7. Lovely ribbons! Love how you framed them. Some times the simplest ideas are the best.

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  8. Yeah! I love Glue Arts and May Arts!! Great projects today with all the lovely ribbons! I have really come to love May Arts, and of course Glue Arts, just don't have the ribbon adhesive yet! Thanks for sharing today!
    Pam

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  9. Beautiful projects! What a great pair Glue Arts and May Arts!

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  10. Love the projects today! I'm already a HUGE May Arts fan! Glad to see them on your blog!!!

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  11. Beautiful projects, gorgeous ribbon!

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  12. fab projects! im inspired to do something crafty today!!!!

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  13. The projects today are fabulous!! I adore May Arts Ribbon AND Glue Arts!

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  14. The projects are very inspiring! The ribbon is exquiste! Thanks May Arts and Glue Arts for the chance to win!

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  15. YAYAY! LOVE these projects and that ribbon is just GORGEOUS. I would love to try the ribbon adhesive as I already know how AMAZING your Extreme adhesive squares are - I can't scrap without them!

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  16. Love the projects - how can you go wrong withe the beautiful May Arts ribbon and Glue Arts - thanks for sharing!

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  17. Love the Happy Heart card, that bow is fantastic!

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  18. I am in LOVE LOVE LOVE with that incredible fun ribbon! so unique and would be fun to play with (my fave is the puffy pink hearts!!)

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  19. Wonderful projects! Love the first card and am wowed by the 2nd.

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  20. What great projects! Thanks, Lucy

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  21. Thanks for sharing these lovely projects with us!

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  22. so SO pretty !!! And I just love that you give the entire supply list AND complete directions. I'm in serious trouble, because I am out of town and near some great stores...the cash is gonna be flying out of my purse !

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  23. Who wouldn't love to get one of those beautiful cards.

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  24. THese are some amazing projects!

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  25. Love, love, love these projects!! May Arts has some truely beautiful ribbon. Would love to win this great prize!

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  26. What gorgeous projects! Thanks for the giveaway. Margaret K.

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  27. very interesting, thanks for sharing

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  28. Super cute projects today! Loving that ribbon frame idea! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  29. What an awesome giveaway!

    Your projects are very inspiring!!! I am looking forward to reading many more project ideas.
    Winning this giveaway would be so awesome, best wishes to all!
    ~Casey Marie

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  30. What pretty projects and very yummy prize package, thanks for the chance to win!

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  31. Wow, I love your framed art project. So sweet! Thanks for all the great ideas for Valentine's Day. :D

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  32. Love both Glue Arts and May Arts! Thanks for the ideas. Barb from Northfield

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  33. Great projects today! Thank you for sharing. How sweet of you to offer a prize. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  34. Wow what wonderful inspiration! Luv all the layering of lace...everything is just incredible...Go Glue Arts Go May Arts!

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  35. Thanks for sharing the terrific projects! May Arts & Glue Arts make a perfect duo :-)

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  36. Loving all the ribbons! Awesome projects!

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  37. Such beautiful projects, I love May Arts ribbon. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  38. Nice projects ! Love the ribbon you are giving away !

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  39. Beautiful projects, thanks for sharing. I love the May Arts ribbon prze!

    Carol B
    ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

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  40. I would be thrilled to receive any of these projects for Valentine's day!

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  41. Love all the projects!!! Would love to receive this beautiful gift!!

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  42. Such fabulous ideas. The ribbon is delicious!

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  43. Love the framed piece! What fun projects.
    Carriep

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  44. Love these grogeous Valentine samples and absolutely love May Arts ribbons!!

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  45. Love the Happy Heart Card.Thank you for sharing.

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  46. I am always inspired when using May Arts ribbon. Unfortunately I can't get my hands on Glue Arts ribbon adhesive, but I still use my Glue Glidder Pro adhesive on all the paper part of my crafts!

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  47. Love all the projects. I keep putting all my pink and reds away then see great stuff like this and get them back out. Thanks.

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  48. The ribbon is beautiful!

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  49. I adore May Arts Ribbons! They ROCK!

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  50. I LOVE May Arts ribbons. In fact, that is about the only kind of ribbon stocked at the local stamp store where I sometimes teach. It is beautiful! For Valentines Day, I particularly like the tiny hearts chain. Anne, yourmainestamper

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  51. I also LOVE May Arts Ribbon!!!

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  52. Great projects!! Love all the ideas and May Arts ribbon!

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  53. Wow I could do some serious crafting with all of this ribbon. I would love to be the winner!
    pennykitz@charter.net
    There are some amazing cards of inspiration on here. Thank you for sharing!

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  54. Wionderful projects! May Arts has the prettiest ribbons.
    I highly recommend your ribbon adhesive. It's fantastic!!

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  55. How sweet these projects are! May Arts ribbon is so devine...but none of my LSS have it in stock. So I hope I can win some here and Glue Arts ribbon adhesive as well, of course!

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  56. Cute projects! The ribbon frame is so pretty!

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  57. Love ribbon, and love those totally adorable projects!!

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  58. What lovely projects today. The riboon looks fabulous, thanks for sharing with us.

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  59. Love all the projects. Great ideas.

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  60. Unbelievably creative projects! Thanks for the inspiration AND the opportunity to win!

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  61. That ribbon card is nothing short of amazing ! (did I say that right ?) I mean it is GORGEOUS !! STUNNING !! And yes, I want to win May Arts ribbon and Glue Arts goodies !

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  62. Glue Arts, its a good thing \may arts has teamed up with the best adhesive around. those projects were beautiful and well put together considering those embellishments need a strong adhesive.
    ava
    cottagerca

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  63. Gorgeous projects! ♥♥ Love ♥♥ them!!

    Tanya
    phenis2031 at yahoo dot com

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  64. Those projects were awesome!!!!!!! I would love to own a Pro Glider and May Arts ribbon!!

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  65. The ribbons used on those projects are just gorgeous!!!

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  66. Tina M
    What a great giveaway!!! Would love to win this! The projects are wonderful, thank you for sharing!
    st_mccall@yahoo.com

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  67. AWESOME Projects!! LOVE the "Love You" card! Would make my day to be a winner of Glue Arts AND Maya Art products!! THANKS for teaming up and a chance to WIN!! Have a GREAT Day,
    Me-Ma Kim
    kimnsammy at gmail dot com

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  68. Would love to win some pretty ribbon! Really love the framed heart art! Pretty!

    angela@alexfam.com

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  69. Amazing projects!! Love them all. Thank you for a chance to win.

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  70. Beautiful projects! Love those ribbons!

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  71. Wow, those May Arts ribbons are just gorgeous and the projects to showcase them are stunning. Thanks for the chance to win these beautiful products and of course I would love to get my hands on the Glue Arts ribbon adhesive. How easy would that make any craft job. Thanks xxx.

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  72. I love ribbon and I love glue arts adhesives so this is a winning pair for me. Thanks for a chance to win.

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  73. Oh my goodness, what amazing projects!! I LOVE them ALL!! Hugs, Sabrina

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  74. What beautiful ribbons and projects! And, I always need more glue.

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  75. Gorgeous projects, love them all! Thanks for sharing!

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  76. Fabulous projects! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  77. Wow! Some really cute ideas! Thanks for sharing! Carol M in TX/carolswingster77@aol.com

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  78. I agree thank you for the ideas! I would love to win!

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  79. Ok, I really need to use ribbon for more than
    just a bow! Seriously, these ideas are fabulous.
    I would have never dreamed of all the possibities
    that has been shown to use the ribbon.
    Love the cute Valentine's cards! Great ideas!

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  80. Lovely projects! Loving May Arts Ribbons with Glue Arts glues!

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  81. What fun projects! Very inspiring!

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  82. Great Valentine cards!
    I've been wanting to try out the Ribbon Adhesive! Great opportunity to get to use some fabulous May Arts ribbon with it! Thanks for a chance to win!
    DeniseB

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  83. What a good start to a wonderful week to come!

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  84. Oh these are all so beautiful! I have a special place in my heart for all things ribbon :)

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  85. So much fun when you do these blog hops, loved it when Hero ARts did it and now even more when you two do it, as this is such a Wonderful Combo!!! Great Glue products and beautiful Ribbon!!
    Thanks Guys!!
    Donna

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  86. OMYGOSH, they are all so beautiful I can't decide on a favorite. I love them all!

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  87. wonderful projects, I love my Glue Glider Pro, and all that ribbon, oh my! Didn't know about the ribbon adhesive hmmm need that lol

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  88. As always, I love your fabulous projects!

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  89. Those ribbons are gorgeous. VDay will be here before we know it. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  90. what an awesome combo....Glue arts and May arts!Love my Glue Glider and can't wait to get my hands on this beautiful array of ribbon! Thanks for a chance to win these amazing prizes!

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  91. Love,love, love the 3 dimensionality of this project.

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  92. Gorgeous projects!!
    Love them all!
    Thanks for the inspiration!!

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  93. oh, fabulous project and fabulous trims! love them! thanks for the chance! *hugs* steph :)

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  94. Fabulous projects! Love love love the Glue Arts Glue Glider Pro! Got my first one recently and it's fantastic! Didn't know the adhesive in the runner is perforated to make it sooooo easy to place just the perfect amount of adhesive where you want it! Genius! GA and May Arts trim...what a fantastic pairing!

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  95. Fun projects. I especially like the Happy Heart card.

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  96. Nothing touches the heart more than hearts! Love your projects. <3

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  97. Beautiful projects! Love the trims also. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  98. Fabulous projects! Love those yummy ribbons! :o)

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  99. Cute, cute projects. Would love to have the chance to win. Thank you.

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  100. Terrific decorated frame and those cards are wonderful!
    stamping sue
    http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

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  101. Just stunning! I love ribbon!

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  102. Love that added texture the ribbon gives the project.

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  103. beautiful ribbon!! I would make something using my bow easy! I am not so good with bows..now I need to get some ribbons!!I had subscribed a while back to the news letter:)

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  104. this is just darling! lovin' all the texture, beautifully done!

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  105. Wow some really lovely projects here especially like the happy heart card.
    Kim xXx

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  106. OHHHH! I looooooooove that happy heart card! It just makes me smile:) Thanks for the chance to win! sbmmhoover at yahoo dot com

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  107. The Happy Heart card is gorgeous, as are they all! Thanks for all the inspiration!

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  108. Just beautiful. Colors are so bright & happy.

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  109. All of these creations are just amazing.I may be getting in the Valentine mood!

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  110. Such wonderful works of 'heart'!! I love all the layered ribbons. Great job by the design team!!

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