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Sunday, October 8, 2017

Stamp of Approval Winterhaven


It's Christmas time with a NEW Stamp of Approval Box from Catherine Pooler!  Welcome to Day 2 of the blog hop featuring this wonderland of winter goodies!  


Introducing the Winterhaven Collection
This Stamp of Approval box is called Winterhaven and I found the contents to be very versatile!

If you are unsure what the Stamp of Approval Box is, it is a quarterly hand picked, exclusive collection of products that were designed just for the box. The stamps, dies and other fun products in the Stamp of Approval Collection won’t be released for individual sale for several months over at the Catherine Pooler store. Be sure to subscribe to the Wait List so you will be emailed the purchase link when the collection goes on sale on August 16th! These boxes do sell out quickly! And last quarter they sold out in record time!

Joy to the World
Joy to the World is one of my favorite Christmas carols. I can remember singing it as a child and we sing it to this day along with more modern Christmas worship songs. It captures the Christmas holiday perfectly in a few short stanzas and inspired this clean and simple card.

Jen Carter CP Joy to the World Wreath 1 wm2

For this card I started with a medium gray cardstock (the new gray cardstock Smoke & Mirrors from Catherine would be a perfect choice!).  I scored a line on the right & bottom edges with my score tool.  I die cut the Joy Wreath included in the collection out of white cardstock.  I die cut the joy from the same die set out of a plum cardstock and stacked three of them on top of each other.  I used the beautiful 'Tis the Season Stamp Set from the collection to stamp the leaves in Mint to Be ink (if you don't have this ink, you need to try it! It's my favorite ink! You can see the entire collection here.).  I fussy cut the leaves but there is a add on die collection for this set 'Tis the Season Dies that you can purchase when the release goes live on Tuesday...yippee!

Jen Carter CP Joy to the World Wreath Closeup 2 wm

For the sentiment I used the Here We Come A-Caroling Stamp Set to stamp the sentiment.  I masked off each word and stamped them separately with Black Jack InkYou can also see in this picture that I used a glitter pen (Nuvo) to add some glimmer to the top of the Joy die cut. 

All is Calm, All is Bright
To continue with the caroling theme this next card uses a line from Silent Night.  Silent Night is another favorite Christmas carol, in fact it could by at #1.

Jen Carter CP Caroling Calm Bright 1wm

I combined several products included in the Winterhaven collection on this card.  I started by creating my sky by blending Fiesta Blue, Something Borrowed, a hint of Pixie Dust & Midnight inks.  I then flicked water onto the background to create the splotched stars.  I die cut the glittered white snow landscape using and the adorable houses with the Winterhaven die set.   So many fun combinations can be made using this die set (winter or otherwise!).  I die cut the light, bench & carolers from the add-on die set called Here We Come A-Caroling die set which will be available in the store at release, and stamped them with the coordinating Here We Come A-Caroling Stamp Set in Black Jack & Midnight ink.  I made the light to "glow" by sponging a tad bit of Tiara ink around it.  Last, I stamped the moon in Tiara (and added a touch of glimmer from a pen) and the sentiment in Midnight, also from the Here We Come A-Caroling Stamp Set.

Keep Hopping!
To see more from this amazing collection, be sure to visit all of the designers who are posting today!

Jen -- That's Me!

Also be sure to visit Catherine's blog tomorrow for more sneak peeks from this collection. And come back here on Tuesday, October 10th at 6PM EST for more projects from me as we celebrate Release Day!

Here's Your Chance to WIN!


Comment to win! One winner will be chosen at random from each day's comments and announced on October 11th on Catherine's blog. The winners will each win one of the Winterhaven Stamp of Approval boxes and if you already purchased it, you will be issued a Gift Certificate worth $100 towards a future purchase!

Thank you so much for joining me today!

180 comments:

  1. Very nice ideas! Can't wait to get these!

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  2. Great cards. I love the unique color scheme on the Joy to the Wirld card.

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  3. I love the non traditional colors on the wreath.

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  4. Beautiful cards! I gravitate towards brighter colors, so I naturally like your second one best. The hint of Pixie Dust in the sky is genius - thanks for the tip!

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  5. So pretty! Love the purple JOY die cut!

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  6. Jen that Grey mixed with purple is GORGEOUS. What a great card! And your village - love all that color.

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  7. Like your use of the grey background. Both cards are very nice!

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  8. Love your cards. The village is adorable.

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  9. Amazing collection and designs! Can’t wait to get this box of goodies in the mail!!

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  10. Love your colorful houses and the Joy wreath is beautiful!

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  11. From elegant to Whimsical! You and this SOA are so versatile! :) I am loving the inspiration from this collection as the holiday preparation begins

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  12. both cards are wonderful. I love your winter scene and those little houses are so darn cute...love the silhouette figures too!

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  13. Beautiful cards,the village is awesome love the colors. Amazing collection and designs can't wait until I get my box full of goodies!

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  14. Lovely cards. Really like the villages.

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  15. Hi Jen, I love your first card with the purple JOY!!. Your card with the sparkling snow and scenery of carolers id gorgeous!!

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  16. Cute cards! Love the non-traditional colors on the first card. Very pretty.

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  17. I love your Joy to the World card. I also like how you made the houses different colors on your second card. Nice job!

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  18. Beautiful cards! The second one is my favorite. I love the sparkly snow :)

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  19. I LOVE your Joy card -- absolutely stunning color choice!

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  20. I love the card with the carolers! I can almost hear them singing! Such a peaceful card!

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  21. This collection is incredible! And your Joy card is my favorite.

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  22. Absolutely in LOVE with your 1st card Jen...the non traditional colors are just FABULOUS!! And your 2nd card is just as sweet as can be...really like those silhouette carolers! Lovely, lovely cards!! :0)

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  23. Jen, what's not to love about your cards. I like how the first one is muted and the second one is so fun and bright. Great Job.

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  24. The purple and gray of your first card is beautiful - unexpected Christmas colors.

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  25. Both of your cards are adorable. I love this collection!

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  26. Two beautiful cards Jen! I love the grey, mint green and purple color combo - gorgeous!

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  27. That first card is gorgeous! Love the color combo you chose. And that second card is so cute and fun!

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  28. Pretty cards and the collection is amazing

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  29. I like your fun color combinations!

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  30. I am not a fan of building scenes, but I really like the way they turn out. You color combo of the purple and grey is gorgeous!

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  31. What great cards showcasing this SOA. So much fun stuff in there

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  32. love your wreath card and color choices!

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  33. What wonderful cards. The Joy card is so elegant and beautiful. I love how it was created. Your second card is so Christmasy Cute. A great SOA collection to play with.

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  34. Loving this SOA collection and all of the amazing cards created.

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  35. I love the village carolers...I guess I'm just old fashioned! Looking forward to playing with this collection!

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  36. Great cards! I love our color choice on the wreath card!

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  37. Love both your cards and your choice of colors in the wreath cards so pretty.

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  38. Lovely cards! I really like wreath card with the grey cardstock and plum cardstock for the joy! Very pretty.

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  39. I love the simplicity and colors of your wreath card!

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  40. love these cards. the carolers scene is perfect. maybe the squirrel in the bench would have been fun too

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  41. Love the winter scene.
    the white wreath with the
    colored leaves is so pretty.
    the sentiment in the purple
    is great.
    thanks for sharing.

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  42. Great cards! I really like how you used some different color combos.

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  43. Love the village card and use of colors. I also like the alternative colors on the wreath card. Thank you for sharing

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  44. Fun cards, love the carolers!! Thanks!

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  45. Beautiful cards! Love the wreath die and the silhouette stamps!

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  46. Wow! Awesome Xmas cards!!! Love them!!!

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  47. Loved your cards! The wreath card is simple... yet elegant. Loved your sky and the glowing light on the second one. Nice job! Thanks for sharing...!

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  48. I love love love how just those two score lines on the very wreath card gave it a whole new look of dimension!

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  49. Pretty cards, Jen! The carolers scene is fabulous.

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  50. Jen,
    Love both cards, but my fave is the 1st. Love the color combo and that wreath is just so stunning.

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  51. Love the Joy to the world card, so classy!

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  52. Great inspiration! I love the non-traditional colors on the Joy to the World card! And the other wone is so bringht and festive! Thanks for sharing!

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  53. Great ideas for cards! Love the bright colors on the All is Calm card

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  54. Your cards are so fun.. Thanks for sharing

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  55. Jen, I really liked the color combo of plum & gray on your first card - beautiful! And I love the scene you created in your second card - a lot more work but what a payoff - gorgeous card! Thanks for sharing!

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  56. As I stated on Catherine's blog I am really loving the wreaths

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  57. Very nice. Love the Joy being in purple, like when there are different colors then just red and green. Also really liking the Christmas Caroler cards.

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  58. I love the the all calm and bright card!

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  59. You have some gorgeous color combinations and lovely designs.

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  60. Beautiful cards, Jen! The little carolers scene is adorable!

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  61. Sweet designs! I especially love the color village filled with the silhouetted carolers!

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  62. I just love this set, especially the carolers. I want this set but realistically I have no place to craft while Mom is here. I see so many uses for this and hopefully she will be able to get back to Florida by spring.

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  63. Mint and plum on gray. Absolutely gorgeous!

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  64. These are great Christmas looking cards !

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  65. I love your cards. Looking forward to this release.

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  66. Really liking the cute Christmas scenes.

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  67. Both cards are great but I really LOVE the Joy to the World one. Great choice of colors.

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  68. Love the calm feeling of the Joy card. The gray is just perfect with the plum colored Joy. Both cards are so nice!

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  69. love all the different ideas the design team have come up with. Can't wait to get my box.

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  70. Beautiful cards. Love the joy one.

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  71. Beautiful cards. Thank you for sharing.

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  72. I love all of your cards, Jen! The first one has such an organic feel to it. Tbd second one is beautiful with the blue background!

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  73. Great cards the scene one is my favorite.

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  74. Love your cards, but the first is my favorite!

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  75. I love the plum and gray together. But that village and the carolers is swoon worthy.

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  76. Wow, love that caroling scene card.

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  77. Oh my gosh, I love that wreath!

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  78. Oh my goodness. I love both of your cards! I cannot wait to play with those carolers!!

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  79. I love both cards, but my favorite is the first one. The nontraditional colors are so perfect.

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  80. Two great cards! I like the non traditional coloring on the first. It's really beautiful!

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  81. Love the holly leaves with the wreath!

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  82. Love love love the colors of your first canard and the silhouette scene card is ah-mazing!

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  83. The joy card is so elegant & the village was bright & colorful & fun. Great job.

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  84. These are both incredible cards. The wreath card feels elegant and the second card feels serene. I love the little things you did with the village and lamp post its so awesome! Thanks for sharing your creativity and talent!

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  85. Great cards and I love the score lines, subtle but adds dimension to the card.

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  86. These remind me of traditional cards but with a modern twist, very beautiful.

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  87. Love your cards. The Joy is a great color choice

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  88. I'm in love with the Joy to the world card. The colors are beautiful!

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  89. I like non traditional colors sometimes. the purple joy was a nice pop of color.

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  90. I live that the stamps are song lyrics! I'll use done with music paper for sure! Love your cards!

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  91. beautiful wreath ... and I love those holly leaves

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  92. I love the card with the carolers and the houses! It's amazing!

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  93. Love your cards! Gorgeous wreath and darling scene!

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  94. These cards are lovely and wreath die seems to be my favorite of the collection so far.

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  95. I love your gray card. That's a color I wouldn't have thought to use, but now I just may! And the carolers have me singing along in my head. This collection is so fun!

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  96. Great cards. Love the use of non traditional Christmas colors on the first card.

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  97. I like both your cards. They are elegant. I love both of those songs too.

    Cheryl

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  98. Beautiful cards, the Joy Card color combo is so elegant and the silhouette winter scene is festive, love them both.

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  99. I love your Christmas carol cards! Can't wait to get these fun products. Thanks for sharing on this great blog hop!!

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  100. Great traditional Christmas cards! I love this box!

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  101. I really like the colored cardstock for the village - great idea. Both your cards are so lovely, and it gives me hope that I don't have to have everything to make beautiful cards.

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  102. The plum color against that grey background is heavenly!! Love the added scored line details.

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  103. Loving all the dies, especially those adorable houses! Thanks for sharing!

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  104. Love the wreath card and the colors you used & that village is just adorable

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  105. Love both of these cards! The first one with tha

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  106. I gasped when I saw your first card - so simple, but so elegant! Thanks so much for sharing your creativity!

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  107. Those little houses are so cute!

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  108. I like the colors you chose for the JOY card.

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  109. Yes, your Joy card is unusual in it's color, but I like it. I love your carolers and the attention to detail on the doors and windows of your buildings. I wonder if that dog howls along...lol.

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  110. Jen I your cards are pretty. I like the simple uniqueness of the joy card. The lines are clean and smooth. You can use any color obviously for joy and it still look great.

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  111. Jen I your cards are pretty. I like the simple uniqueness of the joy card. The lines are clean and smooth. You can use any color obviously for joy and it still look great.

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  112. OMG -- the All is Calm; All is Bright card is fabulous. And must have taken quite a bit of time to complete. How super colorful and festive

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  113. These are all lovely. So excited about this collection

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  114. Oh my Jen! The color combination in your first card is just stunning! You did a beautiful job on these cards my friend.

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  115. I love the sophistication of the 1st card! The color combo and simple lines make it so special.

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  116. Loving the village!!!! Fun cards!

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  117. Hit of purple Oh Joy Love your cards

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  118. In love with your JOY card...can't wait to CASE it!

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  119. Jen,
    Your JOY card is stunning!
    Linda S

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  120. Wonderful cards! That Grey paper is a must have!

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  121. Gorgeous cards! They are both so different, I can't really pick a favorite!

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  122. Love both of the cards. Love how you colored the houses on the 2nd card. Thanks for sharing.

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  123. The wreath card is so elegant and stunning. Love the colors you used. Your village card is so fun. I love that you selected to brighten up the card by making the houses colored. Super job. :)

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  124. I love your color choices! So pretty!

    ciocichar@aol.com

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  125. Love those non-traditional colors you used on the Joy card. The gray and purple together is very regal.

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  126. Purple JOY! It can't get any better!

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  127. The Carole's are so traditional and beautiful

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  128. Love your cards! Thanks for the inspiration and for sharing these lovely cards with us!

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  129. I just love your choice of colors. The purple pops off the card. Very pretty.

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  130. Beautiful cardsmile, thanks for the inspiration.

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  131. Hello Jen! :) I love your cards!!! They're so Christmassy magical!! :) Love this SOA Collection....and love your inspiration!! Thanks for sharing! :)

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  132. Love the simplicity and the color choices on the wreath card. thanks for sharing and God Bless

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  133. I l9ve the simplicity and choices of colors on your cards! You did an amazing job! Thank you f9r sharing your talent with us!

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  134. Love the winter scene card, getting in the holiday mood.

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  135. Ooooooh, I would love to win this box!! Love your Christmas cards!

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  136. I love the unexpected gray & plum colors on your first card! So unique & so lovely! The carolers are awesome & are so versatile!

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  137. These are so pretty! They make me want to get into my Christmas stuff now.

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  138. Very pretty color choices. I am excited about this collection.

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  139. Love both projects. Your use of colors is fantastic

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  140. Love the water colour and the embossing so much inspiration

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  141. Love your out of the ordinary Christmas colours. Your first card looks amazing and the second is so much fun.

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  142. Two very different cards, which show the versatility of this collection.

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  143. Jen - Your choice of colors for the Joy card is so impressive! Beautiful pieces!

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  144. beautiful new products! Love the silhouettes

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  145. Beautiful cards! Love the carolers.

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  146. Love the color purple on the Joy

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  147. Beautiful color palettes on your cards:)

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  148. Fantastic cards, I'm loving thoughts carloers!!

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  149. Jen .... your Joy to the World card is so classy!! The simple touch of adding the score lines is an awesome idea!! Love it

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  150. Love your cards; can't wait to get my hands on this SOA box.

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  151. Love the elegant first card and the fun bright second card with the silhouette images.

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  152. Beautiful creations, Jen! Your wreath card is absolutely gorgeous! Love it! And the wintery scene in your second card is so festive and fun!!

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  153. Jen, what have you done! My heart is racing, how can a card make oneself react like that. Oh, the colours and simplicity in style of the wreath card. Ohhhh, I am in love and speechless. Thank you!

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