Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Welcome to the Graphic 45/ May Arts Blog Hop!

Welcome Blog Hoppers!



Graphic 45 and May Arts are teaming up for an awesome blog hop December 12-16th featuring projects posted on the blogs of both companies design teams. ! There will be tons of inspiration, fabulous prizes, incredible crafts and so much more! Behold the magic that happens when Graphic 45 vintage-inspired papers and embellishments join forces with gorgeous May Arts ribbons! Have fun and get inspired every day of this fantastic blog hop with Graphic 45 and May Arts! Here's some fun information about these two fantastic crafting companies!

Graphic 45 an award-winning scrapbook and paper crafting company­— owned and operated by a mother and her two daughters. Together they create vintage inspired crafting products that capture the flamboyant style of the 1920's and 30's - with vibrant color, irresistible texture and imaginative design to create products with decades-old appeal that's both fresh and familiar. Let their products inspire your next scrapbook layout, card, album, altered art project, or home decor DIY project.

May Arts is a ribbon wholesaler, based in Riverside, Connecticut, serving over 16,000 customers worldwide. We offer an exceptional selection of ribbons, including sheer, satin, grosgrain, silk and a variety of patterns and prints. We also maintain a steady stock of inventory so that orders can be fulfilled immediately. As one of the country’s leading wholesalers of decorative ribbons, May Arts has been providing superior products and the highest level of customer service for over 25 years.

See today's schedule for the blog hopbelow. Leave a comment on each of the blogs for your chance to win one of two amazing prize packs. Winners will be randomly chosen and announced on Monday December 19.

Here is the project I have to show you: A Bag Full of Holiday Tags!





This fun project uses a gift bag as a container for a group of tags that can hold photo's and journaling of Christmas Past or Present. It is a fast and fun project that I will be showing you how to make during a FREE Ustream class tommorow, Wednesday, December 13 at Noon Pacific Time. To work along with me you will need a small gift bag (printed or unprinted), a collection of printed paper (Graphic 45 Christmas Emporium, of course!), beautiful ribbons to embellish your tags (May Arts of course!), coordinating card stock and some light to medium weight Chip Board. During class you will learn everything you need to know to make your own Bag Full of Tags! To join in the fun, click on the Ustream logo to the right and you will go directly to my channel. You can just sit back and watch or log in to participate in the LIVE chat during the class. I look forward to "seeing" you there!

Here is the rest of the blogs Schedule for today:

Tuesday, December 13th

Ellen Sosnoski - http://closeyourears.blogspot.com/
Laura Denison - YOU ARE HERE
Charlene Driggs - http://www.paperandinkplayground.com/
Melaine Forbes - www.melanie-forbes.blogspot.com
Jen Shears - http://jenshearsdesigns.blogspot.com/

Don't forget to head to Graphic 45 an May Arts as well:

Graphic 45 Blog: www.g45papers.typepad.com
May Arts Blog: http://www.mayarts.com/blog/

Enjoy the Hop!

Laura

129 comments:

  1. Hi Laura, Love your 3D projects. You inspire me so. Thanks for sharing

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  2. Terrific gift idea! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  3. What a great idea! Would love to see all the tags. It looks gorgeous!

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  4. Laura...love, love, love this project, I cant wait to see it in class tomorrow! LynzCraftz..it wont let me comment with my profile.

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  5. Beautiful Bag with Tags. I have everything for the class but May Ribbon :-( I just saw this post and I was like wow i can do a class!

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  6. What a great project idea...love those tags!

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  7. What a great design. Thanks for all the fun tips

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  8. What a fantastic idea! Thanks for sharing!

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  9. Just love love this bag.. :) its so beautiful.. Will make one to put all my tags into..

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  10. I just love the huge tags!! For some odd reason I just love tags!!

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  11. another fantastic project - can't wait for the ustream

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  12. Fantastic bag! Can't wait for the ustream class tomorrow

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  13. What a great idea! Gives you a jump on future Christmases too. TFS

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  14. Love the project. Thanks for sharing your talent!

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  15. Love your bag full of tags! I'll be checking out your class tomorrow.

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  16. I love tags, and your tags simply gorgeous! I would love to see others too. Thanks for sharing!

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  17. Love everything about this!... I'll be checking'in tomorrow during your Ustream class for sure :-)

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  18. This is a great idea and gorgeous as well.

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  19. Great project, it's very pretty and I like the idea of the scrapbook pages lifting out.

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  20. As always a beautiful and inspiring project. Thanks for sharing.

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  21. Great project! I will be joining in the fun!

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  22. What a great gift idea for a busy or non-crafting person!

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  23. Clever idea, I love tag projects!

    Carol B
    ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

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  24. What a great way to display some of my favorite Christmas photos. It would make a wonderful addition to my holiday decor too.

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  25. Wow these Tags are perfect I really hope I can remember what time the class is on here in the UK.

    Sheron N

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  26. I love your blog - have been following it for some time. Your creations are beautiful, and for the most part rather easy. I love the Christmas Bag of Tags. Happy Holidays!

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  27. Laura you are amazing! Love your holiday tag bag!

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  28. Another beautiful project. I'm looking forward to Wednesday's class. Thanks again for another great project. Sherry

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  29. I love your ideas - I can see why you are one of their designers.
    Mo Rogers

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  30. Gorgeous again. Can't wait for the show. Thanks for inspiring us with your designs.

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  31. Laura this is a great idea and I can't wait to make some Tags

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  32. Can't wait to make these bag o tags for small gifts. Thanks for another great idea and free class. Mary Werner

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  33. What a fabulous project, I never would have thought to use a bag as the holder for the great tags. Great job.

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  34. I'm blog hopping and it's all stupendous!! Your project is fantastic and I look forward to checking it out on Ustream.

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  35. Great project! Thanks for sharing your ideas!

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  36. I have been following your blog for a while and you never cease to amaze me with such unending inspiration and such beautiful projects. I'm loving the blog hop! Wanda

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  37. Terrific bag of tags!!!
    stamping sue
    http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

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  38. Hmm, might have to put this on my list of gift ideas. If only I had the time to do even 20% before xmas.

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  39. Super cute idea. I hope I can make it to the class on Ustream to see you do some of them. Love the blog hop!!!

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  40. Awesome project...I'll look forward to watching the recorded class!

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  41. Love those rich vintage colors! Gorgeous!

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  42. Wonderful idea! This one I'll definitely use. I love the idea of large tags for photos even better than page layouts. TFS this with us.

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  43. Laura, You have to be one of the best designers I have seen yet. I love to follow you. Keep those Ideas coming and i will keep making them. Hugs!!

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  44. Beautiful project . I love it. And love the color combination. France aka medania

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  45. Love your ustream classes and am a follower. Look forward to tomorrow's, great gift for the in-laws and great-grandparents.

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  46. Hey Laura, always check your blog everyday to see what you have hatched. love all your projects! Thanks for sharing all your ideas. This is very cute and so practical!!

    thanks,
    syd
    crazyoleme!
    sydegan@hotmail.com

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  47. Hi Laura
    I love seeing new vendors and their products.
    May Arts Ribbons, I love the ribbons you used on your tags.
    Graphic 45, What can you say, they always come through. Christmas emporium, is a beatful paper.
    Thank you for the front row seat on Wednesday for your Ustream class on how you made this project
    thank you Margaet Ann

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  48. Fantastic idea! I love the paper and of course the May Arts ribbons! Looking forward to learning how to make it in class.

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  49. great project thanks for sharing
    -jamie
    babyblueangel_30@yahoo.com

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  50. you're on my schedule for tomorrow. love the tags. love your work PERIOD!!!

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  51. Laura, I just love all of your projects! You are the best.

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  52. The tags are beautiful. Love your use of the products.

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  53. Great set of tags. TFS Will be looking for the ustream class tomorrow when I get home from work.
    Debbie
    http://craftywizard.blogspot.com
    debbie_craine at hot mail dot com

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  54. Beautiful bag of tags-hoping I will make it to the class!

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  55. perfect to share on the coffee table. Another super creation brought to you by Laura!!!!

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  56. Love the cards and the paper they are made with. I only wish there was money in my budget to buy what is needed for this project. Nice work!

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  57. Your gift bag of tags are so festive and pretty! A very clever idea.
    Thanks for sharing! :)

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  58. Wonderful tags! Your ideas are just as awesome as ever. Thank you!

    Sara T

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  59. Great project as usual. Love the tags.
    The papers are beautiful.

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  60. A beautiful project Laura. Love the huge tags, and so beautifully finished. Stunning presentation.... Hugs x

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  61. super excited about this one!

    ~Sunflowerlori

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  62. another awesome project!! thanks for the inspiration! love the vintage feel!

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  63. Hi
    I love what you have done with the graphic 45.
    Thankyou for your inspiration that you share

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  64. LOVE this idea. Thanks for sharing.

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  65. I really like this project! I cant wiat to watch you do what you do Laura!

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  66. Another wonderful project Laura!!! TFS!

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  67. As always your projects inspire....

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  68. I love those vintage tags and the bag! Gorgeous!

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  69. What a fun idea!!! love those tags!

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  70. Laura, you realize this makes you a "bag lady"....just kidding. Love the idea and great looking tags.
    Artsychik Jeanne

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  71. Is this bag of tags going to be your 7th Christmas Day project?

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  72. wow, great bag. Love the graphic 45 papers. Just bought my first stack a couple of weeks ago (a proper gentleman). Now I feel like a real papercrafter. LOL.
    May arts is new for me. I'll be checking it out later.

    Love Marianne

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  73. Oh my, this is a fun looking project. I hope I can watch your Ustream tomorrow and learn more. Brilliant!

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  74. Oh, I would love to browse through all those tags in your bag!! What a great way to use the Graphic 45 papers and May Arts ribbon!

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  75. I have used so many of your ideas and learned so much from watching your you tube and u stream videos. Thanks so much for sharing this project, this is a perfect teacher's gift, hope I can get a set finished in time.

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  76. Laura this is really gorgeous - I will definately be playing along - I love G45 papers and this is a fabulous idea - and thanks to YOUR kindness I even have the best kind of paper bags!! J x Isle of Man

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  77. I've written Santa to ask for a local place to buy Graphic 45. I love, love, love it. Sue

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  78. another great project and I love those papers. I didn't even know about Graphic 45 until I saw some of your previous projects and now I love the stuff!

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  79. Love it! What an innovative idea and it would work for any holiday. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  80. Well done Laura,another lovely project using Graphic 45 papers.Love all your inspirational ideas and your ustream classes.

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  81. OMGosh... this is amazing!!! I have just finished my first Graphic 45 altered tray... I LOVE GRAPHIC 45!!!

    MAY YOU HAVE A HAPPY AND HEALTHY NEW YEAR!!!

    Karen
    armymommy05.yahoo.com@gmail.com

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  82. Great project Laura and such a nice assortment of tags to choose from when done.

    Mary

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  83. Nice idea..Lots of Real Estate!

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  84. Love this project, and your tag is beautiful, can't wait to see the rest.

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  85. I just love the way you make a simple object like a bag into a work of art!!!
    chiara

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  86. Jaime Gildemeister (gildemonster@ameritech.net)December 14, 2011 at 7:28 AM

    I love this bag of tags. I am looking forward to this class.

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  87. Wonderful project!!!! Very excited to watch your show today...You are amazing craftier and great teacher. Thank you for sharing your brilliant projects with us. Tessha Gheen

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  88. Oh, I adore big tags. What a great gift idea! Beautiful and functional....gotta love it.

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  89. Love this project with tags! December 13th. is my birthday! See you in class this afternoon! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  90. TAGS, OOOOOO I LOVE TAGS. My favorite thing to make,

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  91. Lovely idea of having a box of tags with all the info on it especially to look at in years to come, and reminesce about!! Loved it!

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  92. Love the bag of tags Laura! see ya this afternoon.

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  93. A gift that does double duty. How coll is that?

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  94. What a beautiful gift! Such gorgeous tags!

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  95. Oh I love your gift bag hope I get to see the upstream on how to make. what a wonderfull gift it will make.
    sdenimndlace1@aol.com

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  96. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this idea!!! What a charming way to display cards, too, for the season.

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  97. Great project. I may not get to watch live, but will definitely watch the recording. Thanks.

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  98. This is such a cute idea and you did an amazing job! I love it!
    Crafty Holiday Hugs,
    Pendra
    pendrasplace.blogspot.com

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  99. Awesome project. I really, really want to make one of these tag boxes. It would also make a wonderful gift for someone special. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

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  100. Love this tag-in-a-bag project...and the tutorial was fun today. I can't wait to start one tomorrow!

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  101. What an awesome idea -- love it. What a great gift this would make for any occasion. Thanks a bunch for a great idea...
    Nadia

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  102. Beautiful tags and bag, you are such a talented lady! Thanks for sharing
    Trudi

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  103. Wow! I love your idea. Thanks for sharing. Bonnie

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  104. It's all about the tags - fabulous!

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  105. Darling little bag of tags! would love to sneek a peek at the tags too ;) Thanks for sharing your inspiration. Happy holiday blessings to you and your family!

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  106. Ack! Wish I had found the blog hop earlier - missed your class and it looks like a fabulous project.

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  107. Laura your creativity never disappoints. G45 is wonderful to work. Thank you for sharing with us.
    Pat Dunajski, AKA: Patrice2

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  108. As always-a beautiful & useful project. I love it! You never disappoint me!!

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  109. Like all your projects, I love it!

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  110. What a beautiful gift!
    janiceaeschliman.blogspot.com

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  111. Hi Laura,
    As usual you did a fantastic project!!!
    Loved!!

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  112. Wow - what a wonderful project and use of materials!!

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  113. Absolutely Gorgeous as usual. Thanks for the freebie.

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  114. Of course, a special bag to house tags...why didn't I think of that?

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  115. Great bag of tags....I never thought of packaging them like that. Great idea.

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  116. Fantastic project!!! Really cute!!!!!

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  117. This is a beautiful project Laura! Thank you for sharing!

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  118. Hi Laura...I made two of your tag boxes for my daughter in laws...They turned out soooo cute! Terrific idea!

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  119. thank you for all your video . you have some very good ideas.

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  120. This is super nice and thank you for inspiring through your post.I definitely love your work.Inkjet Paper

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