Thursday, September 24, 2015

Paper Smooches Design Team Blog Hop




It's Pep Rally week and we are here today to share a sampling of the NEW Paper Smooches OCTOBER release with you!  THREE new stamps and NINE new dies will be available to purchase on September 30th at 8:00pm pacific time. Once our release goes live, you will find our new products HERE.  
To add extra fun to our blog hop...we are offering up a prize! 
The prize - a $25. gift code to choose what you like at the PS online store.

Here are the details:
  • FOUR winners will be chosen at RANDOM from any of the design team blogs and the PS Blog to win the $25. prize.
  • Just leave a comment on any of the design team blogs listed below or the PS blog for your chance to win!  (you do not need to comment on all blogs to qualify but it increases your changes) 
  • Deadline: You have until midnight PT on Sunday, September 27 to leave a comment. 
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on Monday, September 28 to see if you are one of the FOUR lucky winners.  

To increase your chances of winning:
  • Tell us that you Facebooked about our blog hop
  • Tell us that you Tweeted about our hop
  • Tell us that you posted on your blog about our blog hop
(which means that you have up to three extra chances to win on each blog)


Today I'm featuring the new Holly die set! A great little die to dress up all of your Christmas cards! For this card, I used watercolor paper and Distress inks. I sponged the background with Salty Ocean, the stocking and berries with Worn Lipstick, the leaves with Mowed Lawn and Pine Needles, and the top of the stocking with Mustard Seed. After they were dry I cut all of the pieces out with the dies and mounted them onto my card with foam tape.


I stamped the sentiment from the Holiday Cheer stamp set in black and added a few Pretty Pink Posh sequins!

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My next card features the Holly dies along with the new Mason Jar Dies and the Poinsettia Die. I did the same as the card above, with the same colors of Distress inks, except that the mason jar was watercolored with Peerless watercolors instead of blending with distress inks. I wanted it to look like it had water in it and some green stems. The mason jar was glued flat to the card and the leaves, holly and poinsettia were all adhered with foam tape. The sentiment is from the Holiday Cheer stamp set.


I added some 6mm pink sequins to the center of the flowers and few pale yellow Pretty Pink Post sequins to finish the card.

Thanks so much for stopping by! The products I used are listed below, and your next stop on the hop is the always inspiring Laura Bassen!

Paper Smooches Products:

Holly Dies
Mason Jar Dies
Holiday Cheer stamp set

Enjoy the hop!!

Kay :)






157 comments:

  1. Awesome cards Kay. I am a loving the new release this month.

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  2. Beautiful cards! I love the right colors.

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  3. oh my gosh! The stocking card! so adorable and beautifully crafted. Love the other one too.

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  4. Oh goodness! Beautiful and I LOVE the bright colors! These are gorgeous!

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  5. Both of your cards are absolutely darling!!!

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  6. These are so very adorable and beautiful !!

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  7. Oh so beautiful!! Love your watercolor technique and your layouts!! Thanks for sharing!!

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  8. I'm in love with the Holly die set. It goes with everything. Very versatile.

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  9. Really Beautiful cards!! Awesome colors!!

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  10. Oh, these are gorgeous! You have such a wonderful style, Kay!

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  11. Love your sponging and watercoloring, Kay. You are an inspiration!!

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  12. Everything you make is so wonderful and inspiring! I absolutely love the poinsettia card with the mason jar. But I also love the blue background behind the stocking. Lovely cards, Kay!

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  13. I love, love, love these colors, breath of fresh air for christmas cards, Great cards. TFS

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  14. You do such lovely work. Thanks for sharing.

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  15. Adorable and simple! My favorite kind of cards!

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  16. The stocking is just adorable. Great colors. Love it!

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  17. What adorable cards. Your color choices are so "merry and bright" and make the cards so happy. Love the little stocking and the ball jar. Great designs. TFS

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  18. Fist card looks like one that could be made in multiples fairly easily. Loves lovely.

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  19. I love these cards! Where can I get the mason jar die and the "Ball" die?

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  20. Such beautiful cards! Your color choices always capture my attention!

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  21. Adorable... as always! Amazing color/detail!

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  22. The paper piecing on the stocking is so cute. How did you manage not to lose those four bitsy pieces?

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  23. Awww Kay, these couldn't be any cuter!!!

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  24. Great dies. Love piecing them together like you did. Mine kind of cards. Sure I'll mention the hop on my blog!

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  25. Great dies. Love piecing them together like you did. Mine kind of cards. Sure I'll mention the hop on my blog!

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  26. WOW... they are gorgeous cards. The Dies are fantastic!

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  27. Oh Kay, as always you bring the most cheerful colors to everything you create! It's raining here in Charleston SC today, rather dreary, but then I open your post and POW, your signature colors! I love these for Christmas and will have to add these to my list of cards I'm copying from you!

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  28. Oh Kay, as always you bring the most cheerful colors to everything you create! It's raining here in Charleston SC today, rather dreary, but then I open your post and POW, your signature colors! I love these for Christmas and will have to add these to my list of cards I'm copying from you!

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  29. Georgous, beautiful cards!! I love these new dies!!

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  30. wow~ beautiful cards! your inking sets off the designs beautifully!

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  31. Wow..love the mason jar card! Great watercolouring and ink blending!

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  32. Love the MERRY AND BRIGHT sentiment!
    The holly dies are awesome.

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  33. So lovely. You have created the water in the jar perfectly. I wish I could get it to look that good.

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  34. Your cards are so cute - they would make great gift tags, also.

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  35. These are fantastic Kay! Pinning them both. :)

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  36. Gorgeous. Love the background on the stocking card. Makes everything pop beautifully.

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  37. oh wow! these are beautiful!!! LUV the addition of blue!

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  38. Great cards. I'm loving the new dies.

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  39. Oh both such lovely cards! Live those Christmas images! Gorgeous :)

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  40. Love your water coloring on these cards, beautiful colors!

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  41. I love the cards, they are so beautiful and fun

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  42. A darling duo of card featuring some new release items that are going on my wish list immediately! The little stocking is darling! You must have been wearing a smile all over your face when designing these cards! Festive fabulous!
    Hugs~c

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  43. Beautiful cards. Love your colors!

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  44. These cards are awesome! I've been looking for a good Holly leaf die and new I found one! I LOVE them! The mason jar die is fantastic!

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  45. I especially love that stocking card! Love the watercolor behind it and it's so bright and cheerful! Thanks for sharing with us!

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  46. Adorable little stocking! Great card samples~

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  47. Lovely cards. I really like that soft sponging on the background -- great job!

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  48. Both of these cards are so pretty! Love the dies and what you did with them. Spectacular!!

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  49. Your cards are so pretty. Love how the soft backgrounds add to your designs.

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  50. Really cute Christmas cards, Kay! I love the colors of distress inks that you chose for the elements on both cards and the Peerless colors you chose for the jar are so pretty! I think your recipients are going to love them, too!

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  51. Great cards! I love your use of watercolors!

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  52. Those are wonderful cards! I adore that little stocking.

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  53. Wow! Love the delicious colors of your cards! And the new dies are fabulous!

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  54. Both are lovely, done in your wonderful colorful style! That Mason jar is a definite need-to-get.

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  55. Fabulous cards. Love the simplicity of both....

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  56. Not enough adjectives to describe these cards, so I'll combine two, FANTABULOUS!!!!!!

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  57. Two eye catching cards Kay, love the colours! It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

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  58. Both cards are so beautiful!!! I love them! ;)

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  59. Beautiful cards - love the inspiration. Makes me anxious for the holidays.

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  60. LOVE your bright and colorful cards!!! This new release is wonderful:)

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  61. Wow! Beautiful card! Love the colors!

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  62. Cute as can be. I love the soft inked background behind the stocking, highlights it perfectly, and the flowers arranged in the Ball jar are so pretty.

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  63. They are both just perfect! You really have the most amazing style. I would case that stocking-card in a heartbeat if I thought I had any chance of making it look half as good. :D

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  64. Beautiful cards. They are just adorable.

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  65. Wow! Kay, these are absolutely adorable! I just love your style!
    Take care!
    Michele

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  66. Love your water coloring with the new dies. Lovely Christmas cards!

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  67. I love your brightly coloured creations, Kay!

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  68. I love your colorful creations, and the water coloring.

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  69. Love the holly and the Christmas stocking.

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  70. Absolutely gorgeous!

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  71. Beautiful! Love the cheery and bright colors.

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  72. Wow! Both your cards are absolutley stunning!

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  73. These are just beautiful cards - I love how you did that bit of watercoloring behind the first one - it adds so much to a simple design!!! WOW

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  74. There is a whole lot of prettiness and creativity going on here!!

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  75. I am so in love with your card and I need that ball jar dye!

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  76. In love with the colors, the colors are super cheerful, beautiful cards!

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  77. Adorable stocking, and love the poinsettia topped jar!

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  78. Gorgeous cards! The vibrant colors and fun dies are awesome! :)

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  79. Both of these are just gorgeous!!! Love that stinkin cute stocking!!

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  80. Awesome cards! I love the sponging behind the stocking in the first card.

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  81. Kay, I have to confess that I stalk your creations! All of them are so wonderful!

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  82. Love the colours you've used for your cards!

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  83. I love them both, Kay! Especially that darling little stocking, it just pops right off the card. thanks, Paulette S.
    craftqueen417 at yahoo
    http://paulettesprettypapercrafts dot wordpress dot com
    since my blogger profile is long outdatd and frozen for a blog moved to WP in 2012! thanks google...

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  84. Oh Paper Smooches would be welcomed to my limited Christmas supplies, Kay ... LOve what you've done with them!!!
    =] Michele

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  85. Such festive creations with fresh look and pretty designing! Sure to add in my collection now, love them!

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  86. love the Distress Coloring of the die cuts - so pretty

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  87. Love your adorable cards. The new release looks great!

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  88. OMG these cards are so adorable...I can't stand it....love them!

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  89. Your work makes me smile, Kay! Adore the designs and the colors you chose. Your approach is always fresh and fun. It is always inspiring! The new release looks like a lot of fun. :)

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  90. I love your cards!!! Looking forward to this release...

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  91. I am in love with your mason jar card! Love the Ball diecut - this is just the best release I have seen so far!

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  92. Once again you have blown me away Kay. Amazing cards.

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  93. So simple, but these are adorable! Thanks for sharing.

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  94. Lovely cards! I like the jar die and poinsettia's. Great cards.

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  95. Beautiful cards, I love the new releases this month.

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  96. Always love how you create beautiful backgrounds for your stunning csrds....great idea for the mason jar die.

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  97. I just love your cards. They are so beautiful and beautifully created! Creative use of the dies, too!

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  98. i teewd and posted it on fb to wow i learing so much i love both your cards thank you so much i loveingg this hop thak you for the great give aways , never to old to learn more . hugs prayers love darla

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  99. such fun holiday cards! that stocking is too cute!

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  100. I love both your cards!Great color choices

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  102. DELIGHTFUL cards Kay!!!
    Such CUTE stamps & dies and SWEET designs, LOVE your CHEERY colours too!!!
    ... I can't wait for release day :)

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  103. I’m already a fan & follower of Paper Smooches on Facebook, my name there is Tracy Moloney :)
    It was a pleasure to share about the new release and blog hop.
    https://www.facebook.com/tracy.moloney.71/posts/1157197974308578
    THANK YOU for the chance to win!!!

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  104. I’m already a follower of Paper Smooches on Twitter and it was a pleasure to tweet about the new release and blog hop :)
    https://twitter.com/TracyM6773/status/647653904335810560
    THANK YOU for the chance to win!!!

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  105. I shared about the new release and blog hop on my blog :)
    http://tracyscraftyadventures.blogspot.com.au/2015/09/paper-smooches-design-team-blog-hop.html
    THANK YOU for the chance to win!!!

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  106. Using the bell jar stamp for Christmas? GENIUS!

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  107. What pretty cards! Love the colors and both designs ♥

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  108. Beautiful cards--love the watercolor background, really adds to the card.

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  109. Oooh I love the vibrant colors on your cards! So pretty!

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  110. Beautiful cards ... I especially love the simplicity of your Christmas stocking card :)

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  111. Your designs are simply gorgeous love how bright and clean they are will be a regilar visitor to your blog now i have stumbled upon it from the papersmooches site!

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  112. Tweeted here: https://twitter.com/JanisinIdaho/status/648008714981474304
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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  113. These are just lovely!!! The sponging is so pretty and the colors so bright and clear. LOVE it.
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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  114. Love these cards and your amazing watercoloring! The stocking and jar dies are fabulous! Can't wait to choose which of the new dies I will get first! Lots on my wish list...

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  115. I posted on my Flickr/blog https://www.flickr.com/photos/74238397@N06/21568116980/in/dateposted-public/ about the new release.

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  116. So cute! Love how you used die-cuts!

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  117. GORGEOUS cards!!! I LOVE the simplicity and bright colors!

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  118. I love, love, love your cards and water coloring!! Great design and colors!!

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  119. Loved both of your cards. The bright colors are perfect for Christmas cheer. Thanks,

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  120. I posted to my Facebook page about this fantastic blog hop!

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  121. Seriously gorgeous! I am loving these new dies!

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  122. I tweeted about the hop: https://twitter.com/MiriamPrantner/status/648311194869178368

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  123. How utterly darling, Kay! I so want that mason jar now--the stocking with the holly is just too sweet!

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