Sunday, December 10, 2017

Advent Calendar Extravaganza with Taheerah Atchia




Hello! I am thrilled to be a part of Taheera's Advent Calendar Extravaganza this year! This is such a fun and unique event!



Advent Calendar Extravaganza is -the- festive event of the season! This ‘hop with a twist’ was dreamed up by Taheerah Atchia and features surprise destinations each day! Joining in the fun with Taheerah are ONE HUNDRED special guests - each serving up some fantastic Christmas inspiration! Just like an Advent Calendar, you’ll never know where you’re going to be visiting next until you ‘open the door’!

And that’s not all! With 25 *amazing* sponsors taking part as guests as well, your crafty wish list is bound to get a boost with a chance to win a prize EVERY SINGLE DAY!!

Join in the fun every day at taheerah-atchia.com to see what special surprises await behind the door!


The sponsor for today is Seven Hills Crafts. They are a UK based store which sells products from lots of my favorite stamp companies! I chose to use some products from My Favorite Things and Lawn Fawn for my projects today.

For this card, I used the Pierced Circle dies along with the Scenic Snowglobe Die-namics from MFT to create a fun snow globe. The snowflakes in the background are the Mini Stitched Snowflakes from Lawn Fawn, and I just glued those to my background circle and trimmed the edges off. 


The sentiment is from the Snowglobe Sentients stamp set, and I embossed it with white embossing powder on black card stock. I also added some snow to the trees with white acrylic paint.


For my second card, I used the Stitched Arch STAX from MFT to create my snow globe. For the background, I stamped the Snowy Backdrop from Lawn Fawn with white pigment ink and also splattered a little bit of white ink to create a snowy look.  


The sentiment is also from the Snow Globe sentiments stamp set and it's embossed with white embossing powder.


Each day there's a prize up for grabs from a special sponsor! Please be sure to show our sponsors some love, as they have been very generous in giving their support and time to this event. As mentioned, this year every single sponsor is also a part of the hop on their own blogs so be sure to visit them. :)

It’s not a party without a prize - and with prizes every day there are several chances to win! Today’s prize is generously supplied by Seven Hills Crafts so you’ll definitely want to win! Simply leave a comment on this post - then head back to taheerah-atchia.com and leave a comment there too! You must leave a comment on Taheerah’s blog as well as mine in order to be eligible to win! Don’t forget to grab the other surprise destinations from Taheerah’s blog and head over to them to leave comments there as well to improve your odds even more! You have until 23:59 EST on 31st December 2017 to enter.

Don’t forget Advent Calendar Extravaganza runs from 1st-25th December inclusive so make sure you visit taheerah-atchia.com every day for fabulous inspiration and amazing prizes every single time! Merry Christmas!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Kay :)


172 comments:

  1. How fun for you to be included in this Advent event, Kay. Congratulations! Your holiday cards are fabulous. I love that you can create an adorable scene in such a small space. There's lots going on, but it is not cluttered or too much. You are so talented! I love both cards you shared. Big happy hugs to you! :)

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  2. Super cute, Kay! Love sharing today's Advent Calendar with you!

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  3. So adorable! Love the striking colors of your card.

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  4. Beautiful cards, love the bright color touches

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  5. The whole design really pops on both the creations with so much white space! So festive and Fabulous! Love them!

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  6. I so wish we had a shop nearby to go to. We have the large "big box" craft stores, but I have never been in a real papercraft store. Sigh.... It's probably a good thing for my budget! thank you for a fun card today.

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  7. Fabulous snowmen - I especially love the one sitting in front of the house, though they are both wonderful!

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  8. This reminds me of the exquisite ornaments that you create!

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  9. I love snowglobes, so your art really caught my eye. SO beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing your talent in this special event with Taheera.
    Blessings,
    karen Letchworth

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  10. Wow! Such pretty creations! Bold and bright against the white! Love the design, it just pops up so lovely! :)

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  11. Your cards are very very cute!!!!

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  12. These are so cute, I LOVE LOVE LOVE the little scenes you created! I want to make my own! :-)

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  13. Lovely cards! I really like the snowflake background behind your snowman. The snowy kraft background is great on the second card.

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  14. Really adorable little scene Kay. Cheers.

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  15. oh my goodness, these are both beyond ADORABLE.

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  16. Darling cards! Love the snow globes you created and all the fun details in each one! Love that cute snowman!

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  17. What fun cards, love the snowflakes on the red background.

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  18. Cute cards. I am also partial to snowmen.

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  19. such darling little snowmen scenes, Kay!

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  20. Love the detail in these snowman scenes!

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  21. Beautiful bright, colourful snowglobe cards; both with a great snow-background !

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  22. Yay for being a part of Taheerah's Extravaganza! Love your projects--your wintry scenes are perfection!

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  23. Super cute and festive - love all the die cuts.

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  24. The snowglobe is fantastic.
    Love all of the snow flakes.
    The second has a great
    winter scene.
    thanks for sharing.

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  25. such cheery snowmen cards! love them!

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  26. Lovely cards! Thank You for sharing.

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  27. Lovely cards, love your little scenes, so bright and merry!

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  28. Lovely clean layout with such colourful bursts of scenery. Lovely - almost like little snowglobe scenes.

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  29. Super sweet cards! Absolutely love the little scenes you created!

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  30. Darling snow globe cards, loving the little snowman.

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  31. Now those snowmen are yummy, the colours used on the cards are very bright, happy & festive x

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  32. these are just perfect...I can see I'm going to need these products!

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  33. I love these scenes with the snowmen and vibrant colors. Thank you for sharing.

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  34. Adorable cards!! I love the snowman.

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  35. Such cute cards! I love bald snowmen!

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  36. These are so cute. I love your card design!

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  37. So precious. I love your little scenes, colors, patterns, and characters. Just lovely. Happy Holidays!

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  38. Both scenes are so sweet. Love them both!

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  39. Your snow globes are really sweet Kay. I love this set from MFT. The possibilities are endless. So great to see you on the Advent Calendar hop. Nicely done.

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  40. The snow globes are precious and so cheery.

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  41. Really cute snowmen Love the colors

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  42. Love the snowman in the snow globe.

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  43. Both cards are so effective! Masterful use of white space, and such adorable designs. TFS

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  44. What gorgeous cards! Really love the snowflakes on the first one, and the snowmen are so cute!

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  45. Your card is to "die" for! Haha! Really do like the look of your cards!

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  46. I really love the bright colors and the faux snow globe look.

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  47. Both cards are just wonderfull.
    Like the Snowglobe idea you used.

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  48. What fun snow globe cards. Looks easy enough to do if one has the right dies! Wishing...

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  49. Very sweet little cards, clean and colorful!

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  50. Cute cards! I love the snow globe look and the snowmen are adorable!

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  51. I adore both of your cards! So cute!! :)

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  52. Just love that happy little snowman and your two cute tags!

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  53. I really like your cards and all of the fun detail! Thanks for participating in this great event!!

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  54. so beautiful!! The scenes you created on each card are just gorgeous and perfectly CAS!! Love the red with the snowflakes as the snow just POPS against the red background.

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  55. Love these snowflake dies. Kay, your cards (and these dies) are simply adorable. A fabulous job on them.

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  56. Love both cards.
    Great scenes and
    lovely inking and
    coloring.
    Carla from Utah

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  57. I love these sweet snowglobes and all the cute snowflakes!

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  58. Both of your cards are beautiful! I love the sets that you used to create your Snowglobe scenes! TFS!

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  59. I like your cute snow globe scenes.

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  60. Oh WOW!! I love your cards! And to think they are all done with die cuts-AMAZING! Great job!

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  61. All adorable. Great snow globe die cut set.

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  62. The only thing more fabulous than seeing your first darling snowglobe is discovering a second! These are simply sensational, Kay...sweet wintry wonderland scenes tucked into your circles! Festive spirit soaring; again, your cute AND classy style has me bedazzled!
    So thrilled to see your amazing creativity at Taheerah's Advent Extravaganza!
    Hugs~c

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  63. How cute are those Sweet scenes in your snow globes! :-)

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  64. This is beautiful.. Love how the card looks die inlayed? Super cool.

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  65. Fun and festive snowglobe cards, love these super cute snowman scenes

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  66. Omg, these are the cutest cards! Absolutely adorable!

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  67. I love your snow globe cards especially the one with the snowman and snowflakes because we had our 3rd snow in 20 years day before yesterday. Even the adults get excited. It's was gone in no time and 70+ degrees today. Nonetheless your card was timed perfectly. Thank you for sharing.

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  68. Adorable cards. I love the snow globe. Thanks for sharing...

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  69. These are delightful! The happy snowman is just what everyone needs for some Christmas cheer. And I love how you put together all the pieces of the die cuts. You make it look easy, when we all know that those little pieces like to run and hide! Thanks for sharing your creativity and participating in Taheerah's advent calendar!

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  70. Love these cards!!!
    Cristina
    thehouseoftheblackbirds.blogspot.it

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  71. Gorgeous cards! I love the MFT scenic snow globe dies! Thanks for sharing. 🙂

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  72. Very cute cards. Like the little snowman.

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  73. Adorable, love the snowflakes on the red sky!

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  74. Hi Kay, Both cards are ADORABLE, love that they look like snowglobes, how cute. TFS. Tracey Magner

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  75. Hi Kay! These are so ADORABLE and remind me of your clay ornaments!!! ♥♥♥

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  76. Both of your cards are absolutely adorable ! margessw@icloud.com

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  77. Kay, these cards are adorable! I love their fun shape and the bright. bold colors! Really cute!

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  78. Oooooh, love these snow globes!!

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  79. I love snow globe cards and yours are adorable! Great designs and choice of elements.

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  80. Both cards are adorable! I especially like the one with the red background and the white snowflakes on top. Love the contrast.

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  81. Awesome snow globe scene cards!

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  82. LOVE your snow globe scenes - they are both so cute; especially love the little scene you created in the second one; you can almost imagine the snow falling like it does when you shake a real snow globe!

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  83. Both cards are fabulous! Love the layers and the inlay.

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  84. Love all the detail and dimension. Very cute cards

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  85. Both of your cards are so adorable. My favorite is the one the red and white snowflake background....those colors just "pop." Happy holidays!

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  86. These are so crisp and lovely!

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  87. Love both your cheery snowmen. Wonderful colors and composition!

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  88. Oh wow, I LOVE your snowglobes! Added to my wish list for next year's cards :)

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  89. Your snow globes are absolutely darling, Kay! I love how you layered the images and your color combos are amazing! Thanks for making me smile :)

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  90. Fun holiday cards, snowmen are the best.

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  91. Love your cards, I can always tell your cards from others. Love your style!

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  92. Your cards are so bright and whimsical.

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  93. These cards are fabulous! I love both of them - but I'm really drawn to the colors in the first.

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  94. Love the snow globes. I struggle with small images so always enjoy what others do with them.

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  95. Snowmen and snow globes make the cutest cards. You did an awesome job with both scenes!

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  96. Such cute cards. Thank you for sharing.

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  97. I love these cards, great job. Thanks for sharing.

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  98. What a beautiful card and a very unique theme.

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  99. Love the White die cut snowflakes against the red background. Would make a great shaker card too. Great Job! Well Done!

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  100. Oh, both cards are super cute! They make me wish I had those dies!

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  101. what wonderful little scenes, great cards!

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  102. Beautiful cards. Thank you for sharing.

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  103. These were really cute cards - you did a great job creating them.

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  104. This is so cute! LOVE LOVE LOVE the snowflakes!

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  105. OOOO - so cute. I have a snow-globe die but haven't used it yet. Really love your globe creations.

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  106. These snowglobes are so cute!! I love the huge snowflakes on the red background with the snowman and cute little house! Thanks for sharing! Merry Christmas!

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  107. Love everything you used to create these cards- dies and stamps! Your cards came out great!

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  108. Adorable scene! Love the little snowman!

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  109. Adorable snowmen. Love your scenes for your cards!

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  110. Your fabulous card couldn't be any more PERFECT!

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  111. Super cute cards Kay. Love the darling snowman with the different scenes. Great die-cuts!

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  112. Adorable cards Kay! So happy and sweet.

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  113. Aww these are just too cute! These snowmen make me want to snuggle them! Adorable!

    Sammibug aka Samantha Houp aka Sammi

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  114. I like your use of non-traditional skies!

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  115. I love this hop with a twist. So fun. So Ian getting crafty supplies!!

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  116. Beautiful cards - love the crisp colors of the first one

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  117. These look like little snow globes. So so cute!!!

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  118. Oh my goodness! Both your cards are amazing. Love the simplicity of them. Thanks for the inspiration. :D

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  119. I love seeing stuff really using paper and dies, gorgeous!

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  120. super cute scene cards..love the details...

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  121. Wow that is one sweet die cutting scene!! Love your choices and design!

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  122. Love the snow globe theme and the snowmen are adorable.

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  123. These are so cute. Love the stitched circle and how all those die cuts fit so perfectly together. Thanks for sharing!

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  124. Gorgeous cards! Love the bright colors.

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  125. such adorable little snow globes of fun!

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  126. Your little snow globe winter scenes are adorable Kay!

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  127. Adorable cards with great little scenes. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  128. I absolute love your cards! The bright colors and snowmen are so festive.

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  129. I just adore snow globes! It is wonderful how you used the snow globe stamps and dies to create festive holidays scenes! Thank you for sharing the beautiful cards you created!

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