Thursday, November 16, 2017

Creative Construction with Blueprints Challenge—Holiday Tags

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Hi, everyone, I’m back with this month’s Creative Construction with Blueprints Challenge! Are you ready? Here’s this month’s challenge: Holiday Tags. All of the details about the challenge are available on the MFT Challenge & Inspiration blog as well as in the weekly newsletter. The MFT Design Team will be on hand to provide plenty of inspiration to get you started.


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You can’t have too many gift tags, can you? Handmade gift tags are a gift themselves—a bonus to accompany the actual gift. I have two very different tags for you today. First, I created a small scene on a Tag Builder Blueprints 4 Die-namics base using Scenic Snow Globe Die-namics.

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The sentiment is from Snow Globe Sentiments and I finished off with some ribbon and baker’s twine.
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My second tag is a see-through shaker tag. I cut Tag Builder Blueprints 6 twice, inserted a Circle Shaker pouch in each, added 6mm Winter Snow Shaker Mix and Silver Shimmer seed beads, then glued the two halves together.

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The sentiment is also from Snow Globe Sentiments and was heat embossed with Silver Zing! Glitter Embossing Powder on Cornflower card stock cut with Essential Fishtail Sentiment Strips Die-namics. I added a Let It Snowflake Too, cut from Silver Sparkle card stock and the grommet cut from the same. I finished off with some crinkled seam binding from my stash and baker’s twine.

And there you have it! Remember, you can get all the details by visiting the
MFT Challenge Blog. You have the chance to win a $20 in MFT voucher. One winner is chosen at random each week!

Thanks for stopping by! See you soon!


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All products from My Favorite Things unless otherwise noted.

Stamps: Snow Globe Sentiments
Die-namics: Tag Builder Blueprints 4, Tag Builder Blueprints 6, Scenic Snow Globe, Essential Fishtail Sentiment Strips, Puffy Clouds, Let It Snowflake Too
Dye Ink: Black Licorice
Specialty Inks: Versamark
MFT Card Stock: Sweet Tooth, Blue Breeze, Cornflower, Black Licorice, Jellybean Green, Gumdrop Green, Wild Cherry, Orange Fizz, Chocolate Brown
Specialty Papers: Silver Sparkle
Supplies: foam mounting tape, Multi Medium Matte Glue, Silver Zing! Glitter Embossing Powder, 6mm Winter Snow Sequin Mix, Circle Shaker Pouches, Silver Shimmer seed beads
Tools: Smart Grid Paper Pad, MISTI, Square Bone Folder, Scor-Buddy, QuickStik Pick-up Tool, Precision Tip Glue Applicator Bottle, Embossing Magic
Other: heat tool, ribbon, baker’s twine


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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Celebrate–MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge #359

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Hi, everyone, I’m back with this week’s MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge! Are you ready? Here’s this week’s sketch. All of the details about the sketch challenge are available on the MFT Challenge & Inspiration blog as well as in the weekly newsletter. The MFT Design Team will be on hand to provide plenty of inspiration to get you started.



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Goodness, this card was fun to make! I started by sponging some balloons on Sweet Tooth card stock using Big Balloons Stencil (ink colors listed below). I “tied” on some strings with a black Copic multiliner and splattered some gold Kuretake Gansai watercolors.

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Then I created my shaker element using foam tape, Heat Resistant Acetate, Black Licorice card stock cut with Stitched Square Frames, and filled it with Twinkle Lights Sparkly Shaker Selection sequins, Silver Shimmer seed beads. For the horizontal element I cut Celebrate Die-namics from Gold Sparkle card stock and twice from Sweet Tooth, stacked them for strength, and adhered it to the shaker frame.

And there you have it! Remember, you can get all the details by visiting the MFT Challenge Blog. You have the chance to win a $20 in MFT voucher. One winner is chosen at random each week!

Thanks for stopping by! See you soon!


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All products from My Favorite Things unless otherwise noted.

Die-namics: Stitched Square Frames, Square STAX Set 1
Stencils: Big Balloons
Dye Ink: Red Hot, Daffodil, Sour Apple, Berrylicious, Grapesicle, Blue Breeze
MFT Card Stock: Sweet Tooth, Black Licorice
Specialty Papers: Gold Sparkle, Heat Resistant Acetate
Supplies: foam mounting tape, Multi Medium Matte Glue, Twinkle Lights Sparkly Shaker Selection sequins, Silver Shimmer seed beads
Tools: Smart Grid Paper Pad, MISTI, Square Bone Folder, Scor-Buddy, QuickStik Pick-up Tool, Precision Tip Glue Applicator Bottle, Mini Ink Blending Tool
Other: Black Copic Multiliner, Kuretake Gansai watercolors


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You’re One of a Kind–Color Throwdown #469

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Hey everyone! Welcome to a new Color Throwdown Challenge! Today’s colors are brought to us by the lovely Vickie based on her gorgeous inspiration piece.


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I simply couldn’t do anything but a snowflake card with these colors, now could I? I brought in my two blues with a watercolor wash background, then stamped a few snowflakes from You Make My Heart Melt stamp set and heat embossed with white embossing powder. The sentiment is from Snowfall of Blessings Stamp Set and was heat embossed with silver embossing powder on Black Licorice card stock.

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Next I added some Let It Snowflake Too Die-namics, cut from Silver Sparkle card stock and elevated a bit on hot glue. Otherwise, dimension was achieved with foam mounting tape.

And that’s it from me! Remember, you do not have to have the exact colors to play the
Color Throwdown challenge. If you don't, just use the closest you have. So, c'mon over to the Color Throwdown blog and play along with us this week. Please use the link service to post your card and please link directly to your card so we can find it easily. And please include a link in your post to the Color Throwdown. If you upload your card to a public forum, please use the keyword CTD469 so we can see your beauty all in one place, and use #ctd469 and #colorthrowdown on social media. Hope to see you there! Be sure to check out what the other team members have come up with this week, including our incredibly talented November Guest Designer, Kelly Lunceford!

Amy Rohl
Amy Rysavy
Barbara Anders
(<—You are here!)
Broni Holcombe
Jodi Collins
Lisa Henke
Lori Tecler
Lynn Put
Vickie Zimmer
Wanda Cullen
Kelly Lunceford – November Guest Designer

Thanks so much for stopping by today! See you soon!


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All products from My Favorite Things unless otherwise noted.

Stamps: Snowfall of Blessings, You Make My Heart Melt
Die-namics: Let It Snowflake Too
Specialty Inks: Versamark
MFT Card Stock: Sweet Tooth, Black Licorice
Specialty Papers: Ranger Watercolor, Silver Sparkle
Supplies: foam mounting tape, Peerless Watercolors, white detail embossing powder, Multi Medium Matte Glue, silver detail embossing powder
Tools: Smart Grid Paper Pad, MISTI, Square Bone Folder, Scor-Buddy, QuickStik Pick-up Tool, Precision Tip Glue Applicator Bottle, Embossing Magic, Mini Mister, water brush
Other: heat tool

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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

My Favorite Things November Release Replay

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Hello and welcome to MFT’s October Release Replay! Today our team is taking a fresh look at our most recent release with inspiring ideas and innovative takes on the complete collection. We love the opportunity to look at our products with fresh eyes, envisioning entirely new ways to showcase the possibilities they present. We can’t wait to share our ideas with you!


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I’ve had this color palette in mind for a while to use with Snowflake Splendor and this seemed like a good time to use it. I stamped the images, alternating colors, on Sweet Tooth card stock, cut them out with the coordinating Die-namics, and stacked them with foam tape between each layer.

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I added a strip of Homespun Gingham paper pack down each side of my card base then popped up a panel of Sweet Tooth on foam tape. I added the snowflake stack then embellished each with either Nuvo Jewel Drops – Rosewater, Nuvo Jewel Drops – Sea Breeze, matching colors. I finished by adding a sentiment using Peaceful Words Die-namics, cut from Sweet Tooth card stock, stacked three layers deep and adhered beneath the snowflake.

And there you have it! Thanks so much for stopping by today! See you soon!


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All products from My Favorite Things unless otherwise noted.

Stamps: Snowflake Splendor
Die-namics: Snowflake Splendor, Peaceful Words
Dye Ink: Sno Cone, Peach Bellini
Patterned Paper: Homespun Gingham
MFT Card Stock: Sweet Tooth
Supplies: foam mounting tape, Multi Medium Matte Glue
Tools: Smart Grid Paper Pad, MISTI, Square Bone Folder, Scor-Buddy, QuickStik Pick-up Tool, Precision Tip Glue Applicator Bottle, Nuvo Jewel Drops – Rosewater, Nuvo Jewel Drops – Sea Breeze

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Thursday, November 09, 2017

Wishing You Peace This Holiday–MFT Color Challenge #81

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Hi, all, I'm back with the latest MFT Color Challenge! Are you ready? Here’s this week’s color combo: Lemon Drop, Orange Fizz, Grape Jelly, and Black Licorice. All of the details about the color challenge are available on the MFT Challenge & Inspiration blog as well as in the weekly newsletter. The MFT Design Team will be on hand to provide plenty of inspiration to get you started.



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When I first looked at this palette all I could think of was Halloween. But Halloween is gone so I tried to come up with something Christmas-y with these colors. Happily, I was looking out of my window at the sunset and got the idea to use the colors for a sunset. I think it works. I sponged my sky, added Modern Trees Stamp Set, Snow Drifts Die-namics, and Birch Trees and Solid Birch Trees to build my scene.

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The sentiment is from Dashing Deer and was stamped before I popped that layer up on foam tape. The only thing left to do was to cut Deer Love from Black Licorice card stock and pop them up in the scent to finish off. I’m liking it!

And there you have it! Remember, you can get all the details by visiting the
MFT Challenge Blog. You have the chance to win a $20 in MFT voucher. One winner is chosen at random each week!

Thanks for stopping by! See you soon!


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All products from My Favorite Things unless otherwise noted.

Stamps: Dashing Deer, Modern Trees
Die-namics: Snow Drifts, Birch Trees, Solid Birch Trees, Deer Love
Dye Ink: Lemon Drop, Orange Fizz, Grape Jelly, Black Licorice
MFT Card Stock: Sweet Tooth, Black Licorice, Cement Gray
Supplies: foam mounting tape, Multi Medium Matte Glue
Tools: Smart Grid Paper Pad, MISTI, Square Bone Folder, Scor-Buddy, QuickStik Pick-up Tool, Precision Tip Glue Applicator Bottle, Mini Ink Blending Tool 

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Wednesday, November 08, 2017

Merry & Bright–MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge #358

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Hi, everyone, I’m back with this week’s MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge! Are you ready? Here’s this week’s sketch. All of the details about the sketch challenge are available on the MFT Challenge & Inspiration blog as well as in the weekly newsletter. The MFT Design Team will be on hand to provide plenty of inspiration to get you started.



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Am I the only one who keeps certain cards you make? Once in a while there’s a card that I’m so happy with that I want to keep it. There aren’t many but a couple of years ago I made a card similar to this one and I’ve always regretted letting it go so I’m using it as inspiration for this week’s sketch card. I sponged the background (ink colors listed below) and used the circle of light for the circle of the sketch.


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I added Snow Drifts Die-namics for the bottom element with the sentiment from Hand Lettered holidays and popped up a Streetlights Die-namics to pull the design together. The holly sprig is from BB Santa’s Elves, stamped, colored, and fussy cut out before adding it to the streetlight. To finish off, I splattered the sky and the streetlight with watered down white craft paint before adding it to the scene.

And there you have it! Remember, you can get all the details by visiting the
MFT Challenge Blog. You have the chance to win a $20 in MFT voucher. One winner is chosen at random each week!

Thanks for stopping by! See you soon!


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All products from My Favorite Things unless otherwise noted.

Stamps: Hand Lettered Holiday, BB Santa’s Elves
Die-namics: Streetlights, Stitched Snow Drifts
Dye Ink: Lemon Chiffon, Blueberry, After Midnight, Black Licorice
Hybrid Ink: Black Licorice
Specialty Inks: Sweet Tooth Pigment Ink
MFT Card Stock: Sweet Tooth, Black Licorice, Lemon Chiffon
Supplies: foam mounting tape, Multi Medium Matte Glue
Tools: Smart Grid Paper Pad, MISTI, Square Bone Folder, Scor-Buddy, QuickStik Pick-up Tool, Precision Tip Glue Applicator Bottle, Mini Ink Blending Tool, Copics
Other: white craft paint


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You Have a Heart of Gold–CTD #468

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Hey, everyone, welcome back to a brand new Color Throwdown Challenge! This week Lynn has a very Fall-ish palette for us so I went with a Fall-ish design.



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I started by sponging my background using Drifts & Hills Stencil and Jellybean Green dye ink and Orange Fizz dye ink. I stamped some trees from Modern Trees stamp set with Chocolate Brown dye ink and added some shadows with a Copic marker. I figured the branches might not throw much a shadow so I ignored them ;-)

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Then I tore the edges all around and popped it up on a Kraft card stock base with foam tape. I added a sentiment from Kind Thanks stamp set, heat embossed with gold embossing powder on a strip of Chocolate Brown card stock. Twice the Thanks Die-namics was cut from Brushed Gold card stock and twice more from Sweet Tooth card stock, stacked, and adhered.

And that’s it from me! Remember, you do not have to have the exact colors to play the
Color Throwdown challenge. If you don't, just use the closest you have. So, c'mon over to the Color Throwdown blog and play along with us this week. Please use the link service to post your card and please link directly to your card so we can find it easily. And please include a link in your post to the Color Throwdown. If you upload your card to a public forum, please use the keyword CTD468 so we can see your beauty all in one place, and use #ctd468 and #colorthrowdown on social media. Hope to see you there! Be sure to check out what the other team members have come up with this week, including our incredibly talented November Guest Designer, Kelly Lunceford!

Amy Rohl
Amy Rysavy
Barbara Anders
(<—You are here!)
Broni Holcombe
Jodi Collins
Lisa Henke
Lori Tecler
Lynn Put
Vickie Zimmer
Wanda Cullen
Kelly Lunceford – November Guest Designer

Thanks so much for stopping by today! See you soon!

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All products from My Favorite Things unless otherwise noted.

Stamps: Many Thanks, Modern Trees
Die-namics: Twice the Thanks
Stencils: Drifts & Hills
Dye Ink: Jellybean Green, Orange Fizz, Chocolate Brown
Specialty Inks: Versamark
MFT Card Stock: Kraft, Sweet Tooth, Chocolate Brown
Specialty Papers: Brushed Gold
Supplies: foam mounting tape, gold detail embossing powder, Multi Medium Matte Glue
Tools: Smart Grid Paper Pad, MISTI, Square Bone Folder, Scor-Buddy, QuickStik Pick-up Tool, Precision Tip Glue Applicator Bottle, Embossing Magic, Copics
Other: heat tool


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Tuesday, November 07, 2017

My Favorite Things November New Product Release

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Hello there!! It’s time, it’s time!! MFT’s September Release is now available for purchase in the MFT Online Boutique! Be sure to check by the MFT Blog for all the details and to see how you can have a chance to win free stuff!

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Before I continue, I have to tell you that I am dee-lited to have a class in this month’s Release Classes. You can find it and more from talented MFT Designers HERE on the MFT site.

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I used the gorgeous Mesmerizing Mandala Die-namics as the focal point of my first card. I cut it out of Sweet Tooth card stock three times, adhered them together for dimension, and adhered it directly to a Kraft card stock card base.

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Next I added a partial sentiment from Essential Sentiments, neat embossed on Black Licorice card stock and then Joy Die-namics, also cut three times from Poppy card stock, stacked, and adhered with foam. I finished off with some clear sequins.
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Next up a dramatic Christmas card design.

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I’m using After Midnight card stock along with Gold Sparkle and Silver Sparkle card stocks on this card. I added Linked Chain Circle Frames around the Starry Circle Die-namics and popped the deer up on foam for dimension.

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The stars on the antlers were cut with Balloon Shaker Window & Frame and the sentiment is from Dashing Deer, heat embossed with gold embossing powder. Some Shining Stars Die-namics stars were added for accent and finish it off.

And that’s it! I hope I’ve given you some ideas for using YOUR new November goodies in some fun ways. Thanks so much for stopping by…and happy shopping!! And don’t forget that
MFT will be giving away TWO $100 vouchers—to have a chance to win one, be sure to comment on each of the designers’ blogs by end of the day on Thursday, November 9th. The winners will be announced on the MFT Blog on Friday, November 10th. Good luck!!


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All products from My Favorite Things unless otherwise noted.

Joy Card:
Stamps: Essential Sentiments
Die-namics: Mesmerizing Mandala, Joy
Specialty Inks: Versamark
MFT Card Stock: Kraft, Sweet Tooth, Black Licorice, Poppy
Supplies: foam mounting tape, white detail embossing powder, Multi Medium Matte Glue
Tools: Smart Grid Paper Pad, MISTI, Square Bone Folder, Scor-Buddy, QuickStik Pick-up Tool, Precision Tip Glue Applicator Bottle, Embossing Magic, Sparkling Clear sequin mix

Deer Card:
Stamps: Dashing Deer
Die-namics: Deer Love, Linked Chain Circle Frames, Starry Circle, Balloon Shaker Window & Frame, Shining Stars
Specialty Inks: Versamark
MFT Card Stock: After Midnight
Specialty Papers: Silver Sparkle card stock
Supplies: foam mounting tape, gold detail embossing powder, Multi Medium Matte Glue
Tools: Smart Grid Paper Pad, MISTI, Square Bone Folder, Scor-Buddy, QuickStik Pick-up Tool, Precision Tip Glue Applicator Bottle, Embossing Magic

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My Favorite Things November Release Countdown, Day One

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Hi there, and welcome to Day One of MFT’s November Release Countdown! Release is tonight at 9pm Eastern so set your clocks! And be sure to stop by the MFT Blog for all the details. Today we’re previewing Snowflake Splendor Stamp Set, Snowflake Splendor Die-namics, Layered Snowflakes Die-namics, Peace Die-namics - previous kit Free with $60, Let's Cuddle - Free set while supplies last, Congratulations Circle Frame Die-namics - Free with $60, and Circle Shaker Pouches.

 

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For my first card today I paired some gingham patterned paper from Tiny Checks Brights with Layered Snowflakes Die-namics, I love the contrast between the delicate layers and homespun gingham.

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To add more contrast, I added some Silver Sparkle card stock in the snowflake layers and Stitched Scallop Basic Edges. The sentiment is from Dashing Deer and was stamped with Cornflower Dye ink.
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My second card uses Congratulations Circle Frame for a shaker card.

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The sentiment is from LJD Together Forever and I added some Black & White Basics paper pack down the side with Gold Sparkle card stock as an accent.

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When my shaker element was complete, I popped it up on the base with foam tape and added a couple of wine glasses from Wine Service Die-namics.

And there you have it for the last Release Countdown for November from MFT! Thanks so much for stopping by—see you back tonight for the New Product Release!


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All products from My Favorite Things unless otherwise noted.

Stamps: Dashing Deer
Die-namics: Layered Snowflakes, Stitched Basic Edges, Stitched Scallop Basic Edges
Dye Ink: Cornflower
Patterned Paper: Tiny Checks Brights
MFT Card Stock: Sweet Tooth
Specialty Papers: Silver Sparkle
Supplies: foam mounting tape, Multi Medium Matte Glue
Tools: Smart Grid Paper Pad, MISTI, Square Bone Folder, Scor-Buddy, QuickStik Pick-up Tool, Precision Tip Glue Applicator Bottle

Stamps: LJD Together Forever
Die-namics: Congratulations Circle Frame, LLD Circle Shaker Window & Frame, Wine Service
Dye Ink: Black Licorice
Patterned Paper: Black & White Basics
MFT Card Stock: Sweet Tooth, Black Licorice
Specialty Papers: Silver Sparkle, Gold Sparkle
Supplies: foam mounting tape, Multi Medium Matte Glue
Tools: Smart Grid Paper Pad, MISTI, Square Bone Folder, Scor-Buddy, QuickStik Pick-up Tool, Precision Tip Glue Applicator Bottle, Circle Shaker Pouches, sequins

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