Sunday, December 12, 2010

Thank You Gifts Blog Hop!

Welcome to the "Thank You Gifts" Blog Hop
Hosted by the Lovely
Joy at http://www.joyslife.com/ and
Ruthie at http://www.septemberninth.blogspot.com/ :)


If you hopped to my blog from
are in the right place. If you just happened to stop
by and landed on this Awesome hop, I suggest you hop over to
Joy at http://www.joyslife.com/ and start from the beginning.
You won't want to miss anyone along the way.

For this Blog Hop, Joy thought it would
be great for everyone to come up
with a creative, inexpensive, and easy
holiday gift for a teacher, mail carrier,
bank teller, paper boy, etc...

I decided to create the packaging for the
inexpensive, easy holiday gift...You can
add a $5 gift card, yummy candy, a few cookies,
or whatever you would like
(as long as it fits)

I made this by using the Forever Young
cartridge and cut out the purse at 5.5 inches
I did this on my Gypsy and used the hide feature
function to hide the word that cuts out on the purse.
I cut accent paper to layer on the purse and used
a 1 inch Bell I cut out of the free Christmas Solutions 
cartridge (it was loaded on my Gypsy for registering).
As an extra, I punched out a boarder with my Fiskars
holiday holy punch. 

I placed a piece of velcro under the Bell for the closure
and finished it all off with a pretty holiday ribbon and
My Pink Stamper Rubber Stamps:)

Take a look...

Front


Side

Side

Back


I hope you enjoyed my project for this Blog Hop! 
I had a lot of fun making this one.  I have only
used my Forever Young cartridge once before.

I know, I know you want the candy don't you?
OK, OK...all you have to do to be entered to win
is leave a comment on this post and
become a follower of my Blog.

If you want to visit me often,
grab my blinkie at the top right side
of my blog and post it to yours.  Next time you
want to visit me, just click my blinkie and you'll
be here in a jiffy!

OH! " What is the candy"? you say...
It's really cool...
A Martha Stewart dual temperature glue gun!



Thank you for visiting our Blog hop today and Good Luck
on the blog candy!  I will announce the winner chosen by
Random.org on Monday Night!

Now, time to hop over to the next Blog!
The very talented Lori at

If you are lost, here is the complete list in order...


132 comments:

  1. How pretty. Love the ribbon! thanks.
    mbchoj at aol dot com

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  2. Love this box. It gave me the inspiration to make some of them for my small gifts. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win. I am a follower.
    patnbobcuddy@gmail.com

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  3. Yea just another very cute way to package all those handmade gifts I am giving out this year. Thanks so much for sharing, this is so darn cute! Suz
    suz.p@comcast.net

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  4. I love the purses from the Forever Young cart- thanks for the idea to use them for Christmas! Very cute!!!! kandrewsny@yahoo.com

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  5. I have this cartridge, yeah! Now, how do I hide the word feature? I'm very, very new to Gypsy world. Many thanks for sharing! Kelly (kelly.schaefer@ymail.com)

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  6. I love this purse! The colors work so well.. and how gorgeous is that ribbon!? TFS! I'm a new follower. Thank you so much for a chance to win! Happy Holidays!!

    Terrie Barroso
    terriennz@att.net
    crafteecards.blogspot.com

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  7. This is a great idea! I am a new follower, thanks for sharing.
    sbwoodring@att.net

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  8. What an adorable purse... Love it!! I am a new follower and so glad I found you thru the Hop. Thanks so much for sharing your talent! AJ - aj_822@yahoo.com

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  9. Wow! Too cool. So glad I found your blog on yesterday's Your Story hop. Your work is fantastic!

    ~ JD ~
    jdscricuteering{at}gmail{dot}com

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  10. Sooo Cute, would be fantastic for gift cards!! Thanks for sharing and Happy Holidays!!
    miller896042atbellsouth.net

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  11. I LOVE this little purse!!! It is so beautiful! TFS! I became a follower!
    booger1 at tds.net

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  12. beautiful box --love the colors-thanks-millierose651@aol.com

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  13. I don't have this cart, but I do have lots that make little boxes and such. So thanks for the idea!! I became a follower!
    ~Carren
    scottandcarr @ yahoo.com

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  14. another very cute way to package all those handmade gifts.. Very cute
    Rebecca Minor
    buzzybeedesigns(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

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  15. adorable! I have a lot of ladies to make little gifties for so this is perfect :) TFS

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  16. Gorgeous! I love the ribbon and jingle bell!

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  17. Love this box, great idea! So pretty.
    passionatelypaper@gmail.com

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  18. That's really lovely!
    stephpax at gmail.com

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  19. Gorgeous ribbon. I love the box

    burffrau @ aol dot com

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  20. Great gift box! I love the bell!
    ra6352 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  21. Beautiful box! TFS

    Heather
    greenscrapinmachine.blogspot.com

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  22. Wow what an adorable purse! I made purses to put the jewelry I make for the girls on my list last year. I think I'll really bling em up this year! Thanks for sharing, and I am a follower!

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  23. I love your box. That bell & bow are the perfect compliment for it. Beautiful. I am a new follower of your blog!

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  24. Love this idea for a gift card! TFS. I am a follower.

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  25. i love your little box way cute.

    cutecardsbyjamie at yahoo dot com

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  26. This is an adorable box. I love making my own boxes. Thanks for sharing. I love these hops. I meet so many new and wonderful crafters.
    Linda
    http://cardsbylinda.blogspot.com

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  27. I have that cart and I'm so excited to now use it! I haven't yet!! Very, very cute. Love your blog and I've been a follower.

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  28. What a great project!!! Love how you adapted it using your gypsy!!! Love your blog!!

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  29. Adorable gift purse! Love your blog.

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  30. I love the purse! I wish i had the forever young cartridge to make this. TFS
    Kitty
    casandra.styles@gmail.com

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  31. This is so pretty! I have this cartridge but have only used it a few times. Thanks for the inspiration to use it more!

    avillarreal140@gmail.com

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  32. This box is soo cute! Beautiful job.

    spunkycrayon at yahoo dot com

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  33. Beautiful! I love the added touches that you made to dress up this cut. Love it! Thank you for sharing.

    Marianne S.
    sthquilter at gmail dot com
    www.paperorfabric.blogspot.com

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  34. This is a cute little purse. It would make a great little stocking stuffer. Thanks for sharing.

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  35. Lovely box, thanks for sharing your great ideas

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  36. Hi Julie!

    Super cute idea! I have never made any of the boxes from the Forever Young cart. I need to break out the book and look at them. :)

    Thanks so much for being a part of the hop!

    Ruthie :)

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  37. Very cute, I love how you decorated it.

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  38. so pretty thansk for shaing


    cathie
    scraphappycat@gmail.com

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  39. very cool project! i luv the ribbon. - following :)

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  40. I love the ribbon! I'm now a follower :)

    saundra24@yahoo.com

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  41. It's a wonderful project. Thanks for share,

    Indira
    craftyhomemade7atgmaildotcom

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  42. See this is why we have blog hops... I just love your cute purse and how you Christmas~rized it.. {not sure that word LOL} but it look awesome
    Thank you for sharing your talent with us
    The Scrapbooking Queen

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  43. Love your blog..and your treat bag is just too cute...
    Minta
    mintab@gmail.com

    http://mintascreations.blogspot.com/

    I'm also your newest follower..Would Love for you to check out my blog.

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  44. It turned out awesome! I love that border punch!
    qtme2003 at yahoo dot ca

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  45. I love this box it's gorgeous!!!!! Great job and thanks for sharing. I'm excited to be your newest follower. I would love for you to stop by and visit my blog sometime. jennyscards.blogspot.com

    jenniferhogge07@yahoo.com

    Thanks for the chance to win.
    hugs,jen

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  46. Very cute project. I don't have forever young but I'm sure I can find a similar cut on another cart! :)

    TFS, Cheryl @ CardsbyCG.blogspot.com
    cplamond@hotmail.com

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  47. So pretty, love the bow and the bell! Thanks for the chance to win such a cool product. I am a new follower.

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  48. OMG! I love it. It is just so sweet! I am also following you. Thanks for the chance to win this. Linda gypsyluv1010@gmail.com

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  49. I love you r color scheme! TFS! neldacnm at yahoo dot com

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  50. How cute. I've got several girlfriends who are purse fiends that would love this.

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  51. Hi Julie

    I love your THANK YOU gift bags, and they are so festive looking! very pretty!!
    I am already a follower of your blog
    TFS and a chance to win
    Bonnie C
    http://ascrapabove.blogspot.com
    ascrapabove(at)aol(dot)com

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  52. I love this lil gift bag! And I did not even know that cute lil bell was on that gypsy cart!

    TFS
    {{HUGS}}

    tjsgal at gmail dot com

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  53. Cute cute box - love the extra little details.
    mmlmn@polarcomm.com

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  54. Also a new follower.

    mmlmn@polarcomm.com

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  55. Love the PP you used, the bow is really cute... love it..

    TFS..

    Ivette_aviles@yahoo.com

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  56. Beautiful gift box!


    lschmitt40@hotmail.com

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  57. Great idea and it turned out fantastic!!

    Tanya
    phenis2031 at yahoo dot com

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  58. Your project turned out great. Those work great for treats. Thank You for being in the hop and for chances to win great prizes.
    quilt 4 fun 2 at hot mail dot com

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  59. Love Love Love is all I can say. What an awesome theme for this hop. It is the smallest things that make the biggest impact. Those are the memmories that make a difference and the one people always remember. what is the deal with the big expensive gifts? Pinksugarcreates.blogspot.com

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  60. This is really cute!! I love the glitter on the bell and that big beautiful bow.

    I am already a follower on your blog. Thanks for the chance to win!!

    Hugs,
    Amy
    http://www.scrappingmommy.com

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  61. That is just TOO CUTE! Nice little "thank you" so someone! TFS
    Happy Holidays!!
    kathlee154@gmail.com
    Http://kathleessnippitsncricuts.blogspot.com

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  62. What a cute little gift bag! Thanks for the chance to win! I am a new follower.

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  63. Cute, clever, and creative gift bag. I am a new follower. TFS {Hugs} Peggy
    Stampnmore at aol dot com

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  64. love your project.. thanks for sharing.. im already a follower..
    Theresa
    juicycreations808@gmail.com

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  65. Ok So I became a follower...and OMG!!! I just love this...so much fun to see so much creativity!!!

    Thanks so much for sharing.

    Valerie Martin

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  66. Such a cute idea...and so elegant.

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  67. What a cute way to give away a little treat. Thanks for the inspiration and your wonderful creativity.

    csparky61 at yahoo dot com

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  68. fabulous gift box. So fun for all those holiday treats

    Erika.Seever at klrd.ks.gov

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  69. Adorable container. So many good uses for it.

    TFS

    Denise from the hop

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  70. Very Very Cute.... great gift idea thank you for sharing.

    Valerie
    mrsrankie@comcast.net

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  71. This is soooo cute, I love your bow......TFS!!!!
    brodiec88 at hotmail dot com

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  72. Cute little purse.....and now, a follower!

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  73. Great idea for gift cards. Very Cute. Thanks for sharing!

    kreationsbykristi@comcast.net

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  74. Ooo, I have that cartridge! Great idea, thanks!

    I'm already a follower:)

    http://mycardsnstuff.blogspot.com

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  75. You made me think of those Forever Young purses in a whole different way. This is an ADORABLE and pretty project! I LOVE what you created!
    Thank you so much for being part of my Thank You Gifts Blog Hop!
    Super Hugs,
    ~Joy~

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  76. This is beautiful! I love the purses on FY but I never would have thought to use them for Christmas gifts- very creative! Glad to follow and Merry Christmas!

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  77. this is so stinkin' cute!...i freaking love the jingle bell closer!...too too cute!...

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  78. That is way super cute!
    Tfs and have a great day. :)

    star24601@gmail.com

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  79. How cute. Just another cartridge to put on my gotta have list.

    VinDeeLoo

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  80. I love the Forever Young cartridge. Your purse turned out so adorable. Thanks for sharing.
    Nikki
    glamoroussideofscrapping at gmail dot com
    www.theglamoroussideofscrapping.blogspot.com

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  81. Julie this just took my breath away it is sooo pretty.
    Hugs,
    Raven

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  82. I am finally here! It has taken me all day to get through the hop as life keeps interrupting LOL! Of course I started at my own blog!! Thank you so much for your kind words!!

    I am now following you and looking forward to seeing more of your work! I love your little purse! What girl wouldn't want a gift inside one?!!

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  83. Beautiful little gift box! I love the extras that you added! Thanks for sharing!

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  84. Cute purse box. I'm loving this hop. Finding such great ideas!!!

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  85. Very cute! I am realizing all of the little gifts I wasn't thinking of :)
    em.spelt at gmail dot com

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  86. I love this little gift box! It is so cute!

    Melissa
    www.disneydreamerdesigns.blogspot.com

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  87. Already a follower :) Love your fun box!!!

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  88. Cute projects! Thanks for the inspiration:)

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  89. Love it! FY is one of my favs...

    Anyway, very cute! Thanks for reminding me that I could actually pull it out and use for Christmas! TFS!!

    Nicole
    niclax13@gmail.com

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  90. kive the thank you gift! Great blog too!

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  91. Cute little purse! I want that cartridge too some day! I would like to cut out the purses until they overflow! I love making the bags and purses and putting gifts in them!!! Thanks for sharing! I am already a follower and love the blog!
    Natalie
    mtmcbroom at gmail dot com

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  92. I don't have the forever young cartridge yet...but this post makes me want it NOW!! LOL!
    This is so adorable!
    Glad I found you...now I'm a follower!

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  93. very cute, great gift idea.

    shanasewing at yahoo dot com

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  94. What a great idea for a packaging for a gift card. I have serveral to give this year so this will be great to use rather then the boring envelopes they come in.

    THANKS AGAIN!!

    Jennikel00@yahoo.com

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  95. Very cute gift box! I'm always looking for new ways to give gift cards! Thanks for sharing!
    Lindsay
    lindsaykay2@gmail.com

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  96. I'm a new follower and I think your purse gift bag is so, so cute!
    reneeleeak at yahoo dot com

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  97. Awesome!!! Just adorable!!!
    Thanks for the chance to win.
    annadowdy at gmail dot com

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  98. Totally cute & festive purse! Perfect idea for those small gifts.

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  99. soooooooo cute project im a new follower...

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  100. What I love most about this little box, except for everything about it, is that with different paper, you could totally do this for a man or a woman. Totally adorable!

    jvilla95ar at gmail.com

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  101. CC,

    I just love your idea of the little purse to put the gift card in. I'd forgotten about the purses on that forever young cart. TFS

    I am a follower now too!

    Carmen L

    cal8007 at aol dot com

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  102. Such a cute purse!!! Love it!!!

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  103. You can NEVER have to many purses! And one to giveaway are even better!

    Kris in Alaska
    funamom at yahoo dot com

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  104. Cute idea for a bag. I never thought to use the Forever Young for a full size gift bag. Thanks for the great idea!
    mary3mom@yahoo.com

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  105. wow! It's so beautiful. TFS

    Darlene
    desaucier at bellsouth dot net

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  106. Cute bag. Thanks for the chance to win.
    mkds312 at hotmail dot com

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  107. awesome package-love the ribbon :)
    lynlee4@gmail.com

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  108. Oh, I love everything about this purse...the gingham paper, the ribbon, the bell, the velcro, the border...it's sooo pretty! TFS!

    ~Sharon C.

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  109. Cute purse! So pretty!
    kacee
    mcvicwif@yahoo.com

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  110. Love the purse!

    fsclassen@gmail.com

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  111. very nice .i would love to make this to put a gift card inside for my daughter. thanks for the idea.

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  112. Super cute!

    mlenclade at gmail dot com

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  113. YOur bag is unbelieveablly beautiful! I love the colors your choose and also that ribbon is so pretty!
    Thank you for sharing!
    Contact Info: incase I get lucky enought to win the amazing blog candy! Happy Holiday's! arebori0204@gmail.com

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  114. Love the purse! I now know I want the forever young cart:)

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  115. Julie,

    What an adorable, Christmas-y purse!!! :) I love all of your special touches: the holly border, the velcro, and the cute bell!

    Thank you so much for sharing and for the chance to win,

    Jennifer
    partridgelu at yahoo dot com

    P.S.
    I am already a happy follower!

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  116. you are so amazing I just love to visit your blog and see what you are making, and thanks for cking on me the other day as well lol (even if you did have me blocked) thanks Debbie hey maybe do a video on this, what do you think?

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  117. I may be too late for the candy, but I wanted to let you know I LOVE this idea! It's beautiful!!! TFS! :)

    Celeste B.
    ccscards.blogspot.com

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  118. Very Very cute!!!!

    pinkyswrdawn@hotmail.com

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  119. Very pretty. Love your ribbon and the bell (all that glitter ;0) super cute). Thanks for sharing and I am a new follower. Hopping along...

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  120. What a cute little box!
    Thank you for sharing & for the chance to win!

    Elainer@cinci.rr.com
    ExpressionsByElaine.blogspot.com

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  121. Hi I just wanted to thank you for your post tutorial on the gift boxes & I'd love for you to see my take on them! My blog is raquelsdesigns.blogspot.com Thanks again!!

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  123. I love your project and I wanted to let you know that I will be featuring it this week on the Fantabulous Cricut blog for my Fantabulous Friday post. Check it out this friday!
    http://scrapqueen141.blogspot.com/

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