Winterhaven Stamp of Approval Blog Hop!

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Hi Crafters,
I am again so lucky to be able to design for Catherine Pooler's Stamp of Approval Winterhaven Collection - this is a Holiday SOA! I love Christmas and making fun projects so today I have three amazing projects for you to recreate when you get your collection in the mail. Today is a part of a blog hop and you have a chance to win the Stamp of Approval Collection each day by commenting on the hops (there will be three in total to give you plenty of inspiration!). If you already purchased a collection and you are chosen as a winner, you will be issued a $100 CP gift certificate.


If you don't know what Stamp of Approval is, it is a quarterly collection of stamps, dies and sometimes other goodies that you can purchase for $97. They will not be released individually for at least six months. You sign up for the waitlist and you will get an email shopping link at 9am EST to shop. They go VERY QUICKLY and sometimes are out of stock before 6pm when released to the public so be sure to get on the waitlist! You also get three days worth of hop inspiration and a PDF guide full of ideas from the Design Team on how to use the collection so don't worry about coming up with ideas!





Sometimes when I don't have an an idea, I simply stamp out a bunch of stamps and die cut them. I then use all the pieces in various ways to make scene collages. All three of these projects were born doing just that. I created a collage of poinsettias, berries and leaves and embellished it with some Nuvo drops and an embossed silver sentiment.


For this card I created a subtle winter village being some snowbanks and created another smaller collage on the front. I love how solid these inks stamp!


I embraced messy embossing to look like little flecks of snow on the back of the acetate. I can't wait to hang this on a gift this holiday season! Also, if you're looking for matching cardstock for Catherine's amazing inks, just tap the ink pad directly to paper like I did for the wreath!

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243 comments

  1. Justine....I love them all!!! That tag is insane! Such fun projects. :)

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  2. Beautiful cards and tag! I love how the poinsettias pop against the white background! I also might have to steal your idea and make an acetate tag! ;)

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  3. I need to do more collages! They are all so nice!

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  4. Beautiful holiday projects! I really love the clear tag...very unique and creative!

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  5. WOW...love both cards and your FABULOUS tag! Thanks for all the great inspiration!! :0)

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  6. Beautiful cards Justine! Love how you made the tag. So creative!

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  7. Great cards! I especially liked that tag,so clever!

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  8. So pretty and simple! Love the tag!

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  9. Love how you added the village to the poinsettia cards.

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  10. Great ideas. I love that you cut out many little pieces and it it them all together and made some beautiful cards.

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  11. Woweee Justine!! You really rocked that little poinsettia! Gorgeous cards! And that tag is so cool!!

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  12. So beautiful cards. I love the tag. It's gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.

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  13. Love your cards and tag. Thanks for sharing

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  14. I love your projects! The poinsettias are so pretty :)

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  15. What beautiful cards but I LOVE the fun clear tag you created!! so cool!!

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  16. Beautiful cards and tag! You have given us great ideas! Thanks!

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  17. Gorgeous cards and tag, Justine! Adore that poinsettia stamp! Getting me in the holiday mood!

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  18. Always love your videos! So pretty!

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  19. Oh, poinsettas are such a beautiful tradition on a card. These are gorgeous. Thank you so much for the inspiration.

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  20. Beautiful cards and tag. What a great idea to stamp and die cut every thing if you don't know exactly what you want to do.

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  21. I love everything. Can't wait to try the tag.

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  22. I really like your cards and the tag. Such creative ways to use the SOA Christmas collection. I would love to win it!

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  23. I always love how you put together your cards and share your thought process! Beautiful cards!

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  24. I really like using the clear window sheet on your tag! Great idea

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  25. I love your idea about stamping of bunch of things and cutting them out to get inspiration. I often have spare things on my desk

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  26. Beautiful cards and tag. I love the acetate for the tag, beautiful.

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  27. Absolutely fabulous! I love those poinsettias! Cards are marvelous! Thanks for sharing

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  28. Very pretty! That tag die is so cool!

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  29. Love the strategy you share to get ideas flowing! The tag is "out of the box" fun and beautiful!

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  30. Great tips and ideas. Thank you so much!

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  31. Love your tag! Great idea to use the acetate! Thanks for sharing your thought process! The resulting cards are lovely!

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  32. Love them all! Tag is very creative.

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  33. Justine, your cards are just beautiful. I really liked the one with the carolers and poinsettia!

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  34. love all of your cards Justine.

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  35. Love the cards and tag. Thanks for sharing.

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  36. Absolutely LOVE that tag! Beautiful pieces, Justine!

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  37. I always love to look at what you create. Love the tag

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  38. Stunning cards and tag, Justine! I love the white with a pop of red! Fantastic!

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  39. Beautiful cards! Loving the winter village...

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  40. Awesome tag I love the snow and mistletoe card

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  41. Wow! Your tag is so amazing. It looks like you bought it at the store and by the way you make it look so easy. Thank you for the video now I will be able to try it at home.

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  42. Love the idea of using acetate on the tag. Beautiful cards!

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  43. Your idea about stamping and cutting a hodgepodge of assorted pieces is a great one. I do that too and it really saves time. I can cut while I watch TV. I like to keep bases and stitched layers readily available. Your cards are just lovely. The tag...we'll it speaks for itself...AWESOME!

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  44. Great creativity! Your tag is amazing.

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  45. Absolutely adore the white village in the snow! It's quite a peaceful scene. And that tag, swoon!

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  46. Love that tag! Great tip about matching cardstock!

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  47. Gorgeous, Justine, just gorgeous.

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  48. Love what you did! Tag is really nice!

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  49. Such wonderful creativity! I love your "messy" tag and how you turn a "mistake" into a design element.

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  50. Beautiful! I love the idea of creating all the pieces and doing a collage.

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  51. Great video showcasing the SOA box. Beautiful cards and tag.

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  52. I love the poinsettia and greens of the holiday season. Your designs demonstrate the versatility of the SOA stamp sets. GOOD STUFF, great cards...TIS THE SEASON for Christmas card making!

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  54. Those poinsettias are so pretty and that tag is Amazing!

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  55. What a prolific artist you are! I especially like the acetate card. It could double as an ornament.

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  56. Wow! Love these cards. That poinsettia is so fun!

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  57. So pretty. Love the poinsettia.

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  58. Fabulous cards. Love the clear tag!!

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  59. Really great, Christmasy cards. Feels like I could look out the window and see snow. (I live in AZ). Can't wait to join the fun!

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  60. HI Justine,
    I love your work and watch your you tube tutorials. Thanks for sharing these ideas. I will be using them.

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  61. Love the tag! "Messy" embossing to create a snowy look is genius!

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  62. I love what you made! I also love your videos. I’ve gotten so many good ideas from you! Thanks!

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  63. Justine - you hit it out of the park! Three projects AND a video!!! YAY! Each creation is so wonderful in its own right - I can't pick a favorite! Looking forward to making these when my SOA arrives - it's going to be a very merry Christmas! :) Thanks for sharing your creative gifts!

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  64. Amazing projects, Justine! Love the tag!

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  65. Three beautiful projects Justine! Love the snowy tag - love the extra speckles :)

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  66. I like your idea of cutting lots of pieces and then putting them together on a card. I'm glad to know that there is a die for cutting the snow banks.

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  67. All so lovely and I liked watching how you created them. I really like how you tucked the village into the rolling snowy hills. And the water droplets on the flower leaves. Perfect!

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  68. Justine, I love them all. The poinsettia is gorgeous. I love to watch you YourTubes

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  69. Awesome! Never would have thought about brown for holiday cards before seeing it used in this collection.

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  70. Love these. The poinsettia is beautiful

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  71. Absolutely love your card and tag! Both are so cute!

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  72. Beautiful projects, Justine! I really love the silver embossed Snow and Mistletoe stamp with the poinsettia - simple and elegant. Thanks for sharing!

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  73. Loving the clear tag with the white embossing. Great idea! Thanks also for a stepping off point when im feeling clueless.

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  74. Justine �� What a beautiful job! You just inspired me so much. I love the tag ❤️ & the whole SOA.

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  75. Such pretty cards and tags. Thanks for sharing.

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  76. As usual, Justine, I love everything you create! Love both of the poinsettia cards. They're fantastic! The tag is so awesome! Can't wait to get my hands on those tag dies! Thanks for sharing your creativity!

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  77. Oh Justine, you have outdone yourself!!! Love all your creations! They are just gorgeous! I cannot wait to get this collections! WOOT WOOT!

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  78. Amazing card making! The card and tag are wonderful!

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  79. LOVE that clear tag! And the cards, but the clear tag is amazing!

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  80. OMG! Beautiful cards. Love the design and the colors.
    natgodfrey4@gmail.com

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  81. Your tag was amazing!! A work of art!!! I am learning so much!

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  82. The gift tag just blew my mind! You are so talented!!!

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  83. Love these cards. The Poinsettia is my favorite stamp in this collection. I love the red on white. The village scene is also neat. The tag on the acetate is stunning. Fantastic job!!!

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  84. Love your card and tag and the video so perfectly explains how to do both! Wonderful release.

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  85. Super awesome cards!!! Thanks for sharing the ideas and the video! I can't wait to use the wreath and the poinsettia dies.

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  86. Great tutorial and love the cards and tags. You make is seem so easy, but love your approach!

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  87. The clear tag is awesome!!! Love it!

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  88. Beautiful cards and great video. Thanks for the inspiration!!!

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  89. Love all your ideas most especially the tag. So beautiful!

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  90. Love all your cards and the tag!! So very beautiful

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  91. Every one of your projects is lovely. Your talent really displays these wonderful products perfectly.

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  92. Really lovely! Such a great box coming!

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  93. All your cards are fabulous. That tag is awesome!

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  94. Beautiful cards! Love the little town in the white background with the bright Poinsettia in the forefront.

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  95. You NEVER disappoint! I love your projects.

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  96. Thanks for sharing. Amazing projects. Love how the snow turned out on the tag.

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  97. gorgeous cards and tag...love the pretty line of snow draped houses.

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  98. Great projects. Love the snow stamp.

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  99. I love all your creations, but the tag really pops for me. I like that you used the clear plastic - very nice

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  100. Really nice cards and the tag is super cute.

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  101. I love all three projects! I cannot wait to get this collection.

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  102. I really love your see through tag. Clever. Thanks for the video.

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  103. Beautiful work, and I love love love that tag! Happy World CardMaking Day!

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  104. I love thE crisp, clean look of the cards and the clear rag is really clever and unique!

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  105. Your cards are so awesome! That tag...totally gong to make some for my Christmas table as placecards!

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  106. I love the detail given to the tags!! What a way to dress up a gift!!

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  107. Your cards are beautiful. Love this new collection.

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  108. Great cards and tag...I like the extra embossing powder on acetate, looks like snow.

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  109. Oh My Gosh !!! I love your cards. The village dies are out of this world. And, the tag is absolutely stunning. Would love to be able to win the SOA box of goodies. :)

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  110. Love all. I am making tags now and cannot wait to try this one.. love it!

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  111. Such gorgeous cards and tag! I really love them!!!

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  112. Justine....these cards and the tag....are so beautiful!!! I especially love what you did to that tag!!! Acetate is not something I think of stamping on....and I'm really going to have to pull out my stash and try this technique this fall. Thank you for sharing!! :)

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  113. I love all of your ideas. And what a great tip on just start stamping and cutting when you can't think of what to do. Tfs and God bless

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  114. Stunning cards! The red on white is so striking! Awesome idea with the tag too!

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  115. Your beautiful clear tag is my favorite! But I love them all!

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  116. Beautiful cards! I like the first one best.

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  117. Love your clean and elegant cards, Justine, especially the one with the little village tucked into the snow banks.

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  118. Love these, the tag is awesome!

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  119. Beautiful poinsettia cards and tag! Thanks for the idea to just start stamping and die cutting if you don’t have a design in mind, awesome and simple idea!

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  120. The poinsettias are gorgeous! Can't wait!

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  121. I am in love with your designs. The tag is gorgeous.

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  122. Wonderful cards. Looking forward to this SOA box.

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  123. Beautiful inspirations, and some great tips, thank you! I'm soaking all this up to the brim. LOL Thanks for the chance to win, and some ideas of what to do if I do win! dezertsuz at gmail

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  124. I really like the white on white card wth the one pointsettia. Very nice.

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  125. Thanks for sharing how you create without having an idea to start off with. That is a struggle I find myself in a lot. Your cards are beautiful! I love the acetate tag and how it looks like it's snowing. Great ideas!

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  126. Great Inspiration another great collection for Stamp of Approval

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  127. amazing cards. Loved seeing how you come up with ideas while stamping and cutting. I can't wait to do something like the clear tag--genius!

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  128. The tag with acetate is beautiful! Loved the poinsettia collage. Fun ideas 😊😊

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  129. Your cards never cease to amaze me! It’s always exciting to watch videos of you creating cards that are so different and intricate! I absolutely love the tag, thank you once agin for your inspiration!

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  130. That tag is amazing, love everything you created.

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  131. It is nice to know you start off struggling sometimes and end up with something gorgeous!

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  132. Love, love, love your cards, thanks for sharing your process as well...

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  133. I love the cards but the tag is my favorite for sure! You are amazing with your card designs and it is great to hear you say you just play around with cut outs to get a card idea.

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  134. Love how you used the winter Haven with the poinsettia. I don't think I would have put them together before seeing your card. Great idea!

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  135. Beautiful poinsettia cards and pretty mistletoe tag.

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  136. Very nice, I love how the acetate works on your tag. I need to try that

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  137. Love the tag. the greenery
    makes a great design.
    The die cut village with the
    poinsettia makes a pretty
    card.
    thanks for sharing.

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  138. Love your projects! My favorite is the poinsettia card with the village!

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  139. Such great cards. Your creativity is amazing.

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  140. I really like the acetate tag!

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  141. Especially like the white flecks on the tag!

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  142. I love all of these, the clear tag is awesome!

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  143. What a perfect gift tag. I like your advice to just die cut a bunch of things and play. I think I’ll approach my Christmas cards from that perspective since I’ve been in a creative slump lately. Thanks for the video Justine!

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  144. Thanks so much for your awesome video! Your projects are beautiful!! I can't wait to get the products in this collection.

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  145. Gorgeous projects, Justine! I just love your white on white village scene!

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  146. Love your Projekts. They Are wonderful

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  147. I love the white on white scene. White on white cards are some of my favorite types to create for the holidays. 😀

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  148. So creative! Can't wait for this collection, you've given us so many great ideas. Particularly love the acetate tag, what a cool idea. This would be lovely mounted on a blended background as a card too!

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  149. You captured the "snow" so well... love the messiness

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  150. Just beautiful! From Nadine Bontatibus - creatingforthesoul@myself.com

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  151. Beautiful cards and a very lovely and stunning tag!!

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  152. Stunning ideas, thank you for sharing.

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  153. Beautiful cards! Love the tag also.

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  154. Love all of your projects- especially the tag!

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  155. Your village card and your clear tag are just wonderful! Thanks for sharing!

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  156. Loved what you did with the wreath. And thanks for the suggestion of cutting pieces out first. Now I know what to do when i don't know what to do.

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  157. Beautiful. Love the clear tag and your card. I like the idea about cutting a bunch of things 1st and then seeing how they look. Great inspiration.

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  158. Oh my gosh! Your creations are amazing! I love the little village. I love the lcear tag! I love the "Snow and Mistletoe" card!

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  159. I like your idea of cutting pieces out them placing them on the card to create a scene... I really like all of your projects! The poinsettia cards are both pretty, but I think I like the tag the best! The wreath just, really pops out at me! Great work!

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  160. Beautiful cards Justine! I really love that tag you made. And thanks for the tip for when you don’t have an idea on how to use a set - I have a couple sets that have been sitting on the sidelines untouched for quite a while - I’m going to try that tip with those sets today :)

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  161. Wonderful festive cards and I love the acetate tag, such a fun idea!

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  162. That christmas tag! Oh my stars!

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  163. I love how you used this collection. Great Job. Everything is so pretty. It is hard to pick a favorite.
    Deborah L Cieply

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  164. I love poisettias and I love your cards. They are so pretty. They scream Christmas.

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  165. I love the village in the snow! And’ the poinsettias really pop!

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  166. So pretty! The wreath die is a favorite!

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  167. I am currently using another company's products. These products look awesome. I would love to try (and convert!).

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  168. Really love the tag. Thank you for sharing.

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  169. Loved your cards and tag! Thank you for sharing the tip to stamp the images as your decide what to do with them. I'm going to try that when I get "stampers' block"!
    Thanks for sharing!

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  170. Wow! Awesome cards!!!
    Your tag is really amazing!!!

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  171. Oh my gosh. I love the village card. I think this will be my favorite stamp and die cut. So many things you can do with this. The tag is beyond awesome also.

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  172. So many ideas from this blog. Your cards are beautiful, as usual!

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  173. Gorgeous Christmas looking cards ! Thanks for sharing.

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