Saturday, November 13, 2010

Operation Write Home Be my VALENTINE BLOGHOP - Veteran's Day Weekend 2010


Welcome to the Operation Write Home Be My Valentine Bloghop.  I am happy to participate in this great event.  This Bloghop starts from Operation Write Home Stars and Stamp Blog.  If you landed here from Sherrie's blog, you are in the right place. I am sure you liked her cute card with the spinner card mechanics.

Operation Write Home's Mission is to support our nation’s armed forces by sending blank greeting cards to write home on, as well as cards of gratitude to encourage them.  Please click HERE to learn how the project works.

For your reminder, the deadline for CHRISTMAS CARDS has passed.  We are now making VALENTINE’S DAY cards that is due by JANUARY 7, 2011. 

Here are some of  my Valentine's Day cards that I want to share today and some tips for cutting a 12" x 12" patterned paper to make these cards with better usage.  I used the OWH S&S Sketches as I added the link under each photo. You can see the actual sketches and inspiring cards submitted by OWH cardmakers by clicking the link.






Easy cutting template for a 12" x 12" patterned paper


This is my blog candy for those who leave comments and will follow the links below by clicking the picture.


Please click the picture and you will find the details. Thank you for participating in Special Mission with Archway Cookies and Voting at JoAnn's Craft for a Cause.



I will pick a winner on Friday, November 19, 2010 and announce next day. With this stamp set, I hope the winner will make some Valentine's Day cards for heroes and send them to OWH by January 7, 2011.

Thanks for visiting my blog.  Please continue along the bloghop by visiting the very talented Artist Designer Instructor, Rick at Rick St. Dennis MFA.

Wishing you a wonderful day!

134 comments:

  1. Love the simplicity behind your designs. They look great!

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  2. Your cards are just wonderful! Thank you for sharing.

    Melanie
    Scrappily Ever After Blog

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  3. I think this is such a wonderful idea!! I love your cards too! They are beautiful!

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  4. Great stuff Seongsook! Sure the troops will enjoy. We'll keep on voting for Op Write Home too!

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  5. Thanks so much for showing how you divided your paper- no waste!

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  6. wonderful cards
    thanks for sharing the tips on how to cut the paper

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  7. I LOVE all the pretty reds in your cards!!

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  8. Great cards, Seongsook! I still need to come up with a couple ideas for our party on Nov 21st.... The design book you gave me is where I'll start! ~♥~ joan (btw, I'm bringing Archway cookies)

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  9. your cards are lovely! they are going to make some lucky recipients pretty happy :) TFS

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  10. Great cards, Seongsook! That paper is so cute, so I can see why you came up with a way to get the most out of it!

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  11. What a GREAT way to use paper like that - and matching with sketches!? You rock! When I get time and update the sketches page, I'll have to link to this post so more people can see the idea. Darling!

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  12. What a great idea! I love all your cards and your blog candy.

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  13. Thanks for your support of OWH. Your cards are great.

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  14. Thanks for the tip on cutting the paper! So helpful. Beautiful cards. Seongsook, thank you for being so dedicated to our heros. It inspires me!
    Karen

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  15. What pretty cards! I love the one with the gold embossing. Thanks for sharing!!!

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  16. Love you ideas. Thanks for the tips.

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  17. Great cards! I am bookmarking this page to come back to the cutting pattern for the pattern paper.

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  18. Pretty cards. What a great idea to use a sheet of designer paper. It avoids having those little scraps sitting around.

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  19. simple and pretty - great cards
    also a great tip on getting the most out of your paper!

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  20. Your cards are really great. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  21. Beautiful work! I love to see what the sketches inspire. Great colors!

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  22. Great cards thanks for sharing your cutting diagram. I can see this coming in so handy to make a bunch of cards for OWH.

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  23. VERY pretty cards - love the colors :)

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  24. I have fallen in *love* with the heat embossed card! Beautiful!!

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  25. your cards are beautiful! I love that you used a 12x12 sheet of paper to make all those cards!! Awesome!

    ~1CraftyDame

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  26. Great and beautiful cards! I will be using your cutting advice for the 12 x 12 paper! Thanks!
    Sandy
    Friend of Scrapping the Magic

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  27. Great designs - I am making some Christmas cards today as a surprise for my mom but next up will be Valentine's cards for OWH.

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  28. Thanks for sharing how to cut a 12 x 12 page. One sheet made many beautiful cards.

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  29. Gorgeous valentines, all of them! Hugs, Karen

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  30. Gorgeous and thanks for the tips!

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  31. Beautiful cards! Thanks for the "how-to" on the 12x12 papers.

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  32. Great cards and I love how you showed do to them all from one 12X12! I just became a new follower of your blog!

    Melissa
    www.disneydreamerdesigns.blogspot.com

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  33. Oh! Love the cards and how cool that they all came from one sheet of 12x12! That is awesome about the cookies from Archway! That stamp set is so pretty! Thanks for sharing!!

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  34. love your cards, thanks for sharing the 12 x 12 pattern for several cards out of one sheet!!

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  35. What beautiful cards you've made! Thanks for the great tip.

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  36. Way to make one 12x12 stretch! I'm going to try that... thanks for the tip :) bosco_79 at yahoo dot com

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  37. Thanks for the 12x12 picture. One of the easiest temmplate I have seen in a long time for 12 x 12 paper.

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  38. Great cards! Thanks for the great info on how to utilize the most out of a 12x12. Very useful.

    spunkycrayon at yahoo dot com

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  39. Great cards and thanks for the tip!

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  40. Your cards are so pretty! I love how you got the most out of your paper!

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  41. I love your cards! Very cute ideas!

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  42. Your cards all say - Valentines Day!!! thanks for the OSW tip. I am happy to be a new follower !

    Mindy

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  43. Love your beautiful cards and thank you for sharing and supporting such a great cause!Leesa Berry

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  44. WOW!!! What beautiful cards! Thanks for the inspiration!!

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  45. So simple but beautiful! Love the cards.

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  46. Thanks for the tips on cutting the designer paper! I'll be saving your blog in my "favorites" so I can go back to that for reference.

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  47. Your cards are so lovely. I love the designer paper that you used and the one sheet wonder diagram for the paper cutting.
    Thanks for sharing!

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  48. Beautiful cards that make me say AHHHHHhhhhhh! Thanks for the cutting template. I love using every last bit of paper and this will be a big help! Am following you so I can come back and learn more. Oh and I'm already voting every day and twice on weekdays (can vote from work too!)

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  49. I love when you share your cards, they are always so beautiful!!Thanks for the great paper use tips also!!

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  50. GREAT tutorial! And awesome cards :)

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  51. What great cards. Thanks for the tip on cutting up the 12 x 12 paper.

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  52. LOVE the cards and I love how you too get the most out of your paper! TFS the diagram!

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  53. Great cards... love them all...

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  54. Thanks for sharing the 12x12 cutting template and the great blog candy.

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  55. Very cool cutting template. Thanks for sharing! I'm definitely doing everything in my power to get as many cards sent as possible so that our troops can eat up some yummy Archway cookies!

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  56. Hi! I always love seeing your beautifully designed and made cards. Your paper cutting template is very helpful! Happy bloghop!

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  57. great cards. thanks for template to cut up a 12x12 paper.

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  58. Your cards are lovely. Thanks for the easy cutting template. I am going to be using that.
    bjohn3237 at aol dot com

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  59. I love your use of the 12x12!! You made so many lovely cards out of it. I love being able to use as much as possible!!

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  60. Such lovely cards! Thanks for the tutorial. I like doing cards in batches like this. I'll have to give it a try.

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  61. Cute Cards and great cutting guide!

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  62. I have voted and I love the cards. I like the colors that you used and the embossing. Thank you for supporting OWH.

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  63. I love OSW cards! Thanks for sharing. :)

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  64. Your cards are beautiful! Thanks for supporting OWH.

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  65. Super cute cards! Thanks for the chance to win :)

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  66. Thanks for helping OWH!!! Love your cards--love your blog candy!! I voted and did all I needed to do. My favorite crop group loves making cards for OWH. We are a fun group!!

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  67. I love your cards, Seongsook, and have been saving them as inspiration for several weeks, since I sent in my first set of cards to OWH. I'd love to win your stamps and will definitely use them for OWH!

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  68. Your cards are beautiful. Thank you for sharing links to the sketch challenges. That helps us play along.

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  69. Lovely cards!
    I have already gotten a start on making cards to send through OWH and will be making more.

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  70. Wonderful prize and it would sure get a bunch of Valentines made for the deployed heros! glad to do it!

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  71. Great cards, love how you used all of your paper - no waste.

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  72. Awesome!!!! Thanks for sharing your cutting template - great inspiration!

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  73. Thanks for commenting on my blog! Your cards are beautiful and many thanks for a chance at your blog candy.

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  74. I've loved seeing all of the cards you've made for OWH since I started blogging with them over a year ago! These cards are another great example of your awesome talent! Thanks for all that you do for OWH!

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  75. Fantastic post and great cards too! Always so much inspiration to be found on your blog. Thanks for being so committed to OWH all year-long!

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  76. Love your cards. Thanks for the inspiration! FYI I have been voting for OWH daily at Joann's

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  77. Thanks for the 12x12 cutting template idea, I always feel like I am wasting paper when this guide should keep me in check

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  78. I especially like the clear red color you chose, and the "windblown" effect created with the directional placing of the hearts and the flower print. Already working on my cards for OWH.

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  79. I love your cards. I started my OWH valentine cards last month. I hope our heroes enjoy their cookies! robinski6 at yahoodotcom

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  80. Great cards! I love them!

    Court122@gmail.com

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  81. Seongsook, your cards are alway so crisp and colorful. Thank you for sharing the tips for the 12x12 cutting. Thanks too for hopping today!

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  82. This is so helpful to have a 12x12 breakdown. Thanks for the template, and the ideas with these beautiful cards!

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  83. Seonsook I always love your creations! They are so amazing! Thank you for sharing the cutting up 12x12 since I have way to much of it this is a good way for me to make it useful and it easy reach.

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  84. OSW are fantastic. Thank you for sharing your diagram.

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  85. i love your valentine cards! all your cards are an inspiration

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  86. Thank you for the inspiration. Your cards are lovely.

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  87. Wonderful cards. Thank you so much for the 12 x 12 template. I tend to waste pp. this should help

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  88. great tip on getting the most from paper!! Thanks for sharing great cards!

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  89. Your cards are truly gorgeous and I'm sure whoever receives them will love them!
    Shelley
    scrapshopinaboxabagandabasket.blogspot.com

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  90. Hi Seongsook, your cards are beautiful. Thank you for the tip on cutting a 12x12 dsp.

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  91. Seongsook, thanks for the lovely cards and the template--it will come in handy for me.

    CJ

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  92. I love your Valentine's. Thanks so much for sharing!

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  93. Great cards and love that you provided the links to the challenges for each. TFS

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  94. GREAT! Thank you for the chance to win some Yummy blog candy
    Marisol Gutierrez
    atouchof_sol at yahoo dot com

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  95. I've already done the Cookies and Voted today so can't do that but...can say that I LOVE your creations and do so appreciate all that you do. Thanks too for this fun opportunity (That means - I need this set LOL)
    DianeL
    loyaz1 at wbhsi dot net
    http://loyaz1.blogspot.com/

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  96. Love your creativity! Thanks so much for sharing with us and it's so nice to meet a new crafter who is as passionate as I am about OWH (my husband is a decorated Vietnam veteran) and papercrafting. And please feel free to drop by my blog at http://lillianchild.blogspot.com/ sometime and say hi!

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  97. Love your cards!! Am so pleased to be getting such wonderful ideas.

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  98. oohhh...I love how you took a 12x12 paper and made so many cards out of it,thanks for explaining!!! Beautiful cards....all of them!!! ;)

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  99. What a wonderful selection of cards! And the way you maximized the use of a large sheet of designer paper really makes it stretch a long way! Thank you so much for sharing!

    Blessings!
    ~§hawnie® Bartron
    http://cardsbyshawnie.blogspot.com/

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  100. I love the way you did the paper. Great idea. I will have to try & figure out a way to do that in the future.

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  101. great cards and thanks for sharing your one sheet wonder - those are an awesome way to use "every last drop" of paper

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  102. Seongsook, I always look forward to seeing your cards. They are often simple but elegant! I especially liked the one with the birds and love message (looks like it was embossed?). Thanks for sharing with us and our heroes!

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  103. Beautiful! I love your valentines. . . I always look forward to my stop here. Thank you Seongsook!

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  104. Beautiful cards! Thank you for sharing your tip on maximising 12X12 paper!

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  105. Great card.

    Please come and visit my blog too!
    Jessica Lynn
    http://jessicalynnoriginal.blogspot.com/

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  106. What a lovely selection of cards. . . and thanks for sharing the template, too!

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  107. Great idea to return to some of the nice sketches when making these valentines.... will try it myself! Thanks for sharing.

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  108. Great cards & thanks for the cardstock cutting trick. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  109. Wonderful cards! Thanks for sharing your cutting tip!

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  110. What a nice blog you have. I love your cards and have gotten an idea or two from your posts. Keep up the good work with OWH. It is such a worthwhile cause.

    Your card swap friend.

    Daisy Sue

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  111. Lovely interpretations of the OWH sketches... I know whoever receives those card will be so pleased.

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  112. What a clever way to make such gorgeous cards. They will be loved by whoever recieves them. Thanks for the tip on how to make the most out of DSP. Love visiting Archway( cookies sound good right now)

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  113. your cards are awesome, thanks for sharing

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  114. WOW your cards are all amazing :)

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  115. Thank you for sharing the lovely cards and for the info on 12 x12 paper.

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  116. Love you template - thanks fro sharing!
    Bobbistreasure@aol.com

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  117. You have been busy! Wonderful Valentine's Seongsook, thanks for all you do for owh!

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  118. Your cards are wonderful!

    Thank you so much for sharing & that info on cutting 12x12 paper!

    ~Ola
    okj83 at live dot com

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  119. Beautiful cards! TFS!

    Kendra

    j_k_sand@yahoo.com

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  120. Your "LOVE" card is my favorite. And thank you for the paper cutting template. Great idea for so many cardsfrom one piece of paper!

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  121. All the cards are very pretty but I think I like the one with just the word love. Thank you for the chance to win some blog candy.

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  122. Wow Thanks for that great layout for the 12 x 12 to make all those pretty cards. try god 20 @ verizon.net

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  123. Great cards, Seongsook! Thanks for sharing!
    Angelina

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  124. your cards are beautiful!!! thanks for the wonderful ideas!!

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  125. Oh my gosh! I just saw this template for making your paper go farther. As always, your cards are beautiful!!

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  126. i just voted and am heading into my stamp room to pull out valentine stamps. great inspiration on your blog! and thank for a chance to win the great blog candy!
    linda patti tpattti@windstream.net

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