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Thursday, August 18, 2011

The Twinery & Echo Park Anniversary Blog Hop


Welcome to the last stop on the Twinery's Anniversary blog hop!  We are so glad you could join us for the 1st Anniversary Celebration blog hop with The Twinery & Echo Park Papers. 

If you came here by way of Tamara Tripodi's blog, you are on the right track!  If not, be sure to start at the beginning over at The Twinery's blog because there are terrific prizes for those who complete the hope by commenting on each blog.  You'll have two days to enjoy this hop, so have fun!

You might be wondering what is up for grabs!


The Ultimate Color Sampler Pack from The Twinery

and


3 Paper Collections from Echo Park Paper!

To be eligible to win, just leave a comment on each blog in the hop!  Good luck!

For this blog hop I wanted to make a fun gift set.


I used the "Summer Days" paper pack by Echo Park.  I love, love this paper! Did you know that you can get this in 12x12 size or a 6x6 size pad?  The die cut stickers and the tags I used on the bag and the gift are both from the 12x12 pack.  They are SO FUN!! 


Here's a closeup of some of the details on the gift set.  I used the Twinery Twine on my bag to tie the ends on the banner at the top, to tie the tag onto the bag and to tie a bow around the tag.


And here is the gift inside the bag!  I made a belly band around the tin and tied 3 strands of twine around it.  I used Lilac, Lemondrop & Caribbean twine.  Every inch or so I tied a knot in the twine to add some interest. 


This is a view of the back and you can see the knots I tied better.


I also stitched twine around the outside of the sun. I love how this looks on the tag!

Are you wondering what is inside that tin?


It is a set of mix & match rainbow & cloud magnets!  I die cut Echo Park paper & magnet strips with rainbow & cloud dies and then glued the pieces together.  (I cut the paper & magnets separately because the sandwich was too thick otherwise).  I cut several different patterns of each type of shape so that the recipient could mix & match to her heart's content!


Here are a few of them on the front of the refrigerator!  My 3 year old daughter insisted that we had to make clouds with the ice cream cone paper!  She helped me die cut these and had the best time "helping" and offering advice! :)  So if you don't give this as a gift, it is a great activity to make with your children!

Thank you so much for stopping by today! I hope I've inspired you!  Please make sure you leave a comment on my blog to be eligible for some fantastic prizes! The deadline for commenting is 11:59pm EST, Friday, August 19th. Prizes will be announced on Saturday, August 20th on The Twinery's blog.

Supplies:
Twine: The Twinery
Patterned Paper, Die Cut Stickers & Tags:  Echo Park Paper Summer Days
Rainbow & Cloud Dies:  Lil' Inker Designs

300 comments:

  1. This is SO CUTE!! I love the knotted band around the box and the embroidered sun. Fun ideas. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  2. So bright and fun and such a great crafty gift Jen! I love this! Great job!

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  3. Love all the bright colors you used!

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  4. Oh my, Jennifer!!! What an amazing post and project! We're so thrilled to have you on our DT :)

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  5. What a sweet gift that would make for anybody! Love it!

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  6. Wow!! such a creative use of twine and its so colourful and fresh.

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  7. Awesome projects! The magnets would be great for kids! Thanks for the opportunity to win such wonderful prizes!

    Lauren

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  8. This is SUCH a cute set! The stitched twine sun is so cute!

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  9. Another CREATIVE project. My head is swimming by now. LOL! What a CUTE, FUN and practical gift for a young one. I can see many hours of playtime with that! Thanks for sharing and thanks to the Twinery and Echo Park for a fun hop!

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  10. Ok this is so ridiculously cute and adorable I could never let it leave my sight, lol. Love the beautiful colors and SUPER creative idea!

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  11. Such bright colors and great ideas. I love the combo of Echo Park and The twine. Thanks for sharing.

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  12. Could this be any more creative? Love the magnets. I am so doing this!

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  13. Super cute gift set. Thanks for sharing.


    Vicki
    vwilson577 at yahoo.com

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  14. Brilliant idea! my fridge magnet collection could stand some brightening up like this. LOVE IT!

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  15. This is SUCH a fun and creative way to use these papers! I really love those magnets! :)

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  16. Your magnet set is too awesome...I never thought to run magnet sheets through my die cutter! Thanks for sharing your crafty projects with us!

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  17. What a fun project!!! So much fun going on here. Great gift idea!!! ;o)

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  18. What an adorably cute gift set and great idea with the rainbow magnets!!! Love the pattern clouds.

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  19. Your projects are adorable! Love that you were so creative in making the magnets!!!

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  20. What a great gift idea! tfs, and your daughter was right...the clouds are perfect with ice cream paper :)

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  21. That is a fabulous project! So bright and cheerful!

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  22. AMAZING PROJECTS!!!!!!!! I love it all - but the sweet idea to make magnets as well - amazing!

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  23. AAAHHH!!! Love the little gift inside the tin. I would have though you bought those pre-made. Gorgeous. TFS!

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  24. Love your project! Great colours - love those magnets!

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  25. This is such a cute project! My girls would love something like this. I really like how you were able to use so many different colors- that Caribbean is one of my faves! I like how you used it to do stitching on the sun, too.

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  26. Adorable... LOVE the magnet idea!

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  27. beautiful projects. I love how you knoted several different colors together. The magnets are great!!

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  28. What a cute projects you made!

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  29. Fun gift set is right! It's very bright and cheerful! Great work -- I'll have to get to work on some fab magnets for my own fridge!

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  30. Oh my gosh, Jen that is FABULOUS! I love the colors and those magnets are genius! Just pure brillaince.

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  31. WOW! They saved the best for last i see! hehehe This is absolutely brilliant!!! Hope you don't mind if i steal this idea. I have 2 little nieces who would just love this! :)

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  32. So creative, lovely birthday set, those magnets are FUN & FABULOUS!!!!

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  33. Wowwwwwzzzzers!
    Now, that's a Line-up of
    Pure A W E S O M E N E S S!

    [Whew! I'm here I'm to the end...I've really had a Ton of Fun looking at each and EVERY one's Stuffs and Such TALENTED Girls..Wow...I'm lovin' your Altered Projects Full of Cheer and Goodness Great job]!

    There couldn't be a Better
    Hop-along to go along with
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    Dream chance for
    ---->ECHO PARK PAPERS and Baker's Twine<----
    WooT! ;]

    Blessings,
    KimberlyRae
    http://kreationsbykimberlyrae.com/blog

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  34. WOW!! What fun projects. I love the idea of tying the knots in the twine to add some interest. And I would LOVE to get those magnets as a gift...did you want my address?? **LOL**

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  35. Very cool, love the belly band and the way you outlined the sun!! Very cool magnets!! I am a new follower!!
    Kristan
    sierrababy08 at hotmail dot com

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  36. What a sweet idea! I would love to do something like that for my kiddos. I love the way you have stitched the sun and other areas of your project. Thanks for the ideas!! Great job!

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  37. OOO i like that knotting technique.
    Thanks for the giveaway chance!
    mrsDOTjenniferwrightATgmailDOTcom
    upcycledscrapbooking.blogspot.com

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  38. I love the colors you chose, so bright and cheery! The twinery knots are also really fun!

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  39. beautiful projects, love the colors

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  40. Sweet summery projects, thanks so much for sharing !

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  41. That is one stunning gift! I love the idea, and your choice of papers is so perfect! Thanks for sharing your creativity and inspiring all of us!

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  42. I love that birthday package!!! :)

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  43. I adore that magnet set! I know a few little (and big) girls who'd love a gift like that! And I really like the twine details you included - the knots really do add interest!

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  44. Such a cute idea!!!!!!!! Love finding fun new ways to use my dies. Your twine tied in knots is so simple yet adds such an impact. I love finding new techniques that I can actually do. Love it!!

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  45. Ok Jen, this is just about the cutest thing ever! Those rainbow magnets are so creative. Love the beautiful colors! Thanks so much!

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  46. Bright, colorful and creative.
    mexicopetshop at hotmail dot com

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  47. oh how CUTE! The magnets and tin are both just darling- my fave part is the adorable SUN and how you did the twine to border it!

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  48. What a pretty project! You did a great job :)

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  49. I love the bright colors! And the fridge magnets are one of the best creations I've ever seen!

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  50. What a great gift idea! So bright and cheery!

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  51. what a fabulous gift and idea - love it

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  52. What an awesome idea. Love the magnets are mix and match. Great job and thanks for sharing!

    adonijah73 at gmail dot com
    Happy Card Encouragement Factory

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  53. wow! absolutely fabulous!!!

    daniellehigginbottom at hotmail dot com

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  54. wow! absolutely fabulous!!!

    daniellehigginbottom at hotmail dot com

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  55. I love how you put the gift tag around the bag handle, that is awesome. The bunting on the bag is super cute too. I will never buy another decorated bag again. The rainbow magnets are awesome. Totally want to do that myself.

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  56. I love that you used the EP paper and twine to decorate the outside of a gift. And wow, how cute would it be to get those magnets! What a great gift idea!

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  57. What a cute project! Such creativity. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  58. That is cute! Such a great gift or activity idea.

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  59. This is absolutely ADORABLE! LOVE the magnet idea! Love the knots in the twine...love everything about this! Wow.....

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  60. Such fun colors! Love the echo park papers!

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  61. I LOVE this...it is totally in the running as my favorite project! LOVE the cloud/rainbow magnets!!!!

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  62. This project is so bright and cheerful and fun! I love how you used the twine. What a great idea for a gift.

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  63. Ooooh, This is fantastic, I love the colors and the images, and how you used the twine, and I love love love the magnets. This is my first visit, but definitely not my last. Subscribing now!

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  64. Absolutely adorable birthday set. I really like the magnets.

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  65. I love the gift set...my daughter would just adore the rainbows.

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  66. I love how you knotted the twine around the tin! and I love Echo Park! They have the prettiest papers! I just love them! I love the Twinery Twine too!!! It's so pretty and matches so wonderfully with EP!!! Great magnets too:)

    ~Vanessa W

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  67. Oh! And I love how you stitched twine around the sun:)

    ~Vanessa W

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  68. What a cute gift bag and tin. Thanks for sharing and inspiring.

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  69. This is awesome! I love it! :)

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  70. WOW.. this is so much fun... What a cute set.. :) it's perfect.. :)
    Thanks so much for the chance to win..
    HUGS
    familybubbles (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  71. Love your fun, bright and cheerful project. TFS

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  72. Your creativity astounds me!! WOW!

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  73. cute birthday gift set. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  74. What a great gift set-love those magnets!!

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  75. these are GREAT! I really love the magnet idea!!! :D

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  76. Great set. Love the magnets.
    http://digipage-blog.everything-digital-scrapbooking.com/

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  77. LOVE the belly band!!! Thanks for sharing!

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  78. What a fabulous idea! I think I need a tutorial on how you made those magnets! Thanks!

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  79. Jen, you did such a great job! the magnets are really cute!

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  80. Fun bright projects. I especially like how you tied three different colours of twine together. Neat idea!

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  81. ok, i love the packaging but when you showed the magnetic clouds and rainbows, i literally squealed outloud it was so cute!!!

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  82. Oh,I Love this!!! So Creative!!! Love the Sun. Thanks for Sharing!!! :0)

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  83. totally flippin adorable! sooo creative and cute!

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  84. the packaging is so cute I wouldn't even care if there were a gift inside! haha this is adorable and the gift inside is really sweet too! great idea, I had never thought of that!

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  85. I love it! I especially love the rainbow magnets. I have a 3 year old who would play with those all day, you know, as long as his 1 year old sister wasn't eating them... Thanks for the inspiration.

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  86. This is one of those projects that keeps getting better the more you see. The box band was really cute with the twine around the sun. But the magnetic rainbows are the best! What an original idea and great use of the paper. Thanks for sharing.

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  87. Love the stiching around the sun! Great Job!

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  88. So cute...my daughter would love a set of those magnets for her locker!

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  89. Your projects are so cute!! I love your magnet set!

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  90. I just love this colorful and inspiring gift set. Love the magnet idea. So creative.

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  91. This is so cool. LOVE the idea. STUNNING WORK!

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  92. Love, love, love this project. thanks for sharing.

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  93. Totally gorgeous projects, loving it all...

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  94. I love the colours in this set and the magnets are just adorable!

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  95. So cute.... love the bright colors!
    debbieanng@yahoo.com

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  96. Super cute projects! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

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  97. What a fabulous idea, it's a great present!

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  98. way too adorable! what a sweet gift.

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  99. this would make such a great gift! i love that you carried it all the way through the gift including the magnets!

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  100. Wow this is so cute!!! I love how you made the magnets and I just adore line from Echo park! Thanks for sharing!!
    Kimberly
    cutie.jensen at gmail.com

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  101. Lovely bright and cheerful project!
    Linda

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  102. Oh how sweet. She will love them.

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  103. This is so awesome project! I love it!

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  104. I love the magnet box idea! What a fun kids' birthday gift idea!

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  105. This is such a cute gift idea. Thanks for the inspiration on this one. Thanks for the great giveaway

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  106. Great idea and I love your paper choice. TFS, neldacnm at yahoo

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  107. That is just brilliant! So cute!

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  108. this is so awesome !
    hugs
    mallika

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  109. Oh my goodness...I can't get over how amazingly adorable and perfect this is! What a great gift idea!!!

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  110. OMG these are seriously the cutest thing I have seen! I love the little magnets, TFS!

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  111. How fun is this? I thought that your gift box was cute enough with all the stitching and tying knots with twine, but the rainbow and the cloud magnets? wow! Love it! So cheerful!

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  112. Very fun. I have a 3-year old that would love that. Thanks!

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  113. you have definitely inspired me with your pretty projects!!

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  114. so cute! what a wonderful gift!

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  115. i love this! the knotted twine wrap and the magnet sets...i need to case this for my niece. she's a rainbow kinda goil! :)

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  116. This is so adorable and creative!! I love the way you made magnets from the papers (which are so cute!) and the packaging is genius!!

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  117. The way you decorated that tin is so cute and those magnets are awesome!

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  118. Jen Carter you NEVER cease to amaze me!!! How absolutely creative on EVERY level!!!

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  119. Oh my Jen, those magnets are darling!

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  120. So clever and darling. Love it!

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  121. Wow - this looks amazing! And what a cute gift idea!

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  122. What a creative gift idea!! Thanks for sharing

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  123. Love, love this little gift box. Thanks for sharing.

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  124. So bright and pretty :)
    Jill
    http://craftwithanangel.blogspot.com/

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  125. I love this project Jen! The packaging is so cute & the magnets- wow! love 'em!

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  126. These are so cute, colorful and fun!! Great projects! :)

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  127. I dig rainbows and these are just awesome! WOW!

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  128. Cute and fun gift idea..Thanks for sharing

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  129. NO WAYYY!!!!! Jen, this is AMAZING!!!!!! I mean, seriously amazing and so creative!!! What a fabulous, fabulous idea!!! I love it!!!

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  130. this gift set is so cheery and colorful.

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  131. What a fun set! Love everything about it! Lenae Lovesugargem@gmail.com

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  132. Blog hoppin' from The Twinery & Echo Park! :)

    Looooove the magnets!!!

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  133. Super cute projects! Love the twine, flower and colors. Thanks for sharing.

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  134. oh my WORD! how clever is this?! seriously amazzzzzzing!!!! the rainbow/cloud magnets are absolutely DARLING!!!

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  135. Very cute and colorfull I love the rainbows the most thanks for sharing you Beautiful work. thanks for the chance to win.
    abbraddock@msn.com

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  136. That rainbow magnet gift idea is darling! My daughter would go gaga over that! She loves rainbows! Such a neat gift for any girl! Thanks for sharing!

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  137. Eeek, this is the best project ever, Jen! I LOVE the fridge magnets you created with the LID dies. You also showcased the EP papers amazingly in this gift set!

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  138. Love the way you used the twine to enhance your sun shape. I gotta remember that!

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  139. Bright and cheery colors for cute birthday ensemble.

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  140. What a fun little gift to give someone!! Love those magnets.

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  141. Such colorful creations. The Summer Days set is very bright and fun paired with that great twine. Following here.

    http://blog.neatthings-boutique.com

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  142. I love that you outlined the sun with the twine...all these blogs are really convincing me that I need to get some for my scrappy collection!

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  143. Great projects! Brings about feelings of happiness!

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  144. Love that decorated tin! And the magnetic rainbows...too cute!

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  145. Great projects, thanks for sharing!

    Awesome giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win and all the inspiration on your blog!

    Carol B
    ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

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  146. super fun bright projects! :)

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  147. super fun bright projects! :)

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  148. What an awesome project! I would like a rainbow/cloud magnet set for my girls! Super fun.

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  149. What a fun gift for me to give to my granddaughters! Thanks for the inspiration!!!!

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  150. I love the way you used the twine on the sun. stinkin cute.

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  151. What an adorable gift set!! Love the colors and patterns!!! The magnets are too cute!! Thanks for sharing!

    scrappingwithstephanie at gmail dot com

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  152. Absolutely beautiful and so colourful. I love the rainbow and clouds. Thanks for sharing.

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  153. What a sweet, sweet gift! And the perfect gift bag to put it in! I love how you used the papers and the twine.

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  154. Wow! I just loved your project! I wanna it! So much! Congrats! xoxo

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  155. what a fun idea to do with kids!

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  156. Not only is the outside of this gift set amazing, but how CUTE are the magnets you made to go inside the box?! So adorable with the clouds and rainbows. TFS!

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  157. Love how you did the sun so cute :)

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  158. Oh wow, magnets? I have a 2 year old granddaughter and she'd love this!

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  159. So bright and cheerful & very, very clever! Great job!

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  160. Awesome! I've never thought of that, the magnets are a great idea!! Very clever!

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  161. Totally darling party packaging...love your ideas.

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  162. So creative! I love that you made magnets to go inside. Just adorable.

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  163. Fabulous project! Love the magnets!

    -Tifany
    http://inkblotsbytrd.blogspot.com/

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  164. Super cute!!! Love the embroidered sun!!!!

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  165. What a fun project! Your daughter was right about the ice cream clouds! Super cute !

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  166. um WOW!!!!!!!
    I T-TOTALLY LOVE this project!!! I am always needing more magnets.. what's more cute than rainbows and clouds?? Not much!! Love your post.

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  167. Fantastic stitching with the TWINERY twine! Super fun and cute layouts

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  168. such adorable work you have done with Twine and Echo Park Paper,thanks for sharing!!

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  169. uumm okay this rocks i love the bag and container and the magnets Fabulous!!

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  170. Such fun projects! Love the gift bag, it's so cute!

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  171. I think you did an amazing job using these LID goodies......such a fun fun project Jen! You are soo creative and I'm so glad that you are my friend!

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  172. lovely gift to make anyone's day... :)

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  173. EKKKK, Jen this is adorable!!!!! big hugs, Katrina

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