DT Favorite Things Giveaway – Day Twelve – Julie Elak

Today is the last day of our favorite things series and giveaway.  Of what fun it has been to look back on our favorite creations from 2017, plus offer a giveaway!!!   As the song goes…these are a few of my our favorite things!
Over the past 11 days, one of the designers and their favorite project was in the spotlight.  If you missed any days, then go on back and leave a comment on the posts, one comment per day per person.  The more days you comment on, the greater the odds that you will win this huge prize pack full of our favorite things!  There is even a new set not being release until January 2018…psst, the monsters are back and this time they are in love!  Leave all comments by January 5, 2018 midnight EST to be entered in the drawing.  The winner will be announced on January 7, 2018.
Prize Pack includes:
Birthday Boy Paper Pad
Black Olive Ink Pad
Nautical Matte Gumdrops
Fairy Magic Gumdrops
Spooky Cute Gumdrops
Star Panel Die
Ripped Rectangles Die
One in a Chameleon Stamp Set
Deck the Halls stamp set
Puffy Cloud Border Die
January 2018 release – Silly Love Monsters
Here is Julie Elak’s favorite from 2017…
Leave a comment by January 5, 2018 midnight EST to be entered in the prize drawing.
Let us know…do you have a crafting related resolution for 2018?
Happy Stamping!


  1. 1
    Holly says:

    I want to start selling my cards I make. That’s my new year’s resolution.

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    Rena wong says:

    What a soda lovely card. Keeps a smile on me…
    Resolution – definitely making more fun lovable cards… ??

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    Ishani says:

    Repetitive stamping is so cool.. Fabulous card! My crafty resolution is.. to clean up..as soon as I finish a card, am so bad at it!

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    Karen T says:

    That’s sooooo cute – I love all the faces on the bottles! I have a couple resolutions – use more of my stash and also try some different styles of cards. Happy New Year!

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    Marjorie Dumontier says:

    This is such a fun card ! In 2018 I need to finish set up my craft space ! (margessw@icloud.com)

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    Cool card ? I do not make specific resolutions for new year but I plan to send cards to my crafting friends and missed a few the last year.. wish I could do it this year without missing anyone!

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    And thanks for all the inspirations these 12 days, it was fun ? Loved each of the memories shared ?

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    Cute sodas. My crafting resolution is to use more of the card making supplies I’ve purchased before purchasing more. (Can’t stop getting more)

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    Debbie Siddle says:

    To do more of it! Thanks for the chance to win xxx

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    Gail says:

    Your card is SODAlicius! Going to try my best to keep things organized when I create cards. Like that will happen.
    Happy New Year to all.

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    Isabelle says:

    This card is really funny, I love it !

    Yes, I’ve decided to double my cards to create a “stock”. Until now, most of the time I’m creating a card at the last minute in emergency.

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    Holly Mahoney says:

    Adorable card!! I love puns. My crafting resolution is to practice coloring with my new Copic Markers and to keep my craft area clean. I also want to make more cards and not be so intimidated by trying new techniques. Thanks for the fun 12 Days.

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    Milka says:

    Love the card. So fun. :o) My crafting resolution for 2018: not to buy any crafting supplies until I use all those I purchased this year (especially stamp sets).
    Thank you for this fun DT favorites series and opportunity to win those gorgeous goodies. :o)

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    Pam Nutting says:

    Such a cute card! My resolution is to declutter my stash! Now let’s see if it happens!

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    Oliev says:

    Such a fun card:-)
    My resolution: using my stash papers more often, not just hord them:-)

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    Jeanetta says:

    Cute and fun card!
    My resolution is to get over my fear and make some cards.

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    Louise says:

    Love the faces on the bottles. No resolutions, just to enjoy it, and maybe keep my space a little neater.

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    Fikreta says:

    so cool and fun card!
    Happy New Year!

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    Vinita Jain says:

    Absolutely a cute Soda-licious card!
    My resolution this time is to use my old stash more creatively!

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    Jackie says:

    Love these soda bottles! My crafting resolution is to try and use the stamps and supplies that I have on hand before buying more!

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    Marilyn says:

    Cute card!! Love the bottles with all the different faces! My crafting resolution is hopefully doing more scrapbooking and making cards on time. Also trying to keep up my blog.

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    Alexandra says:

    My resolution is to send more just because stamps and to make more cards in bulk to have on hand. I love this card, especially the upside down smile. Thanks for all the great inspirations give away

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    Carla vdM says:

    What a wonderfull card on the last day of 2017.
    In 2018 I want to use your Coffee stamps again on the Coffee blog hops to come.
    Just LUV these stamps ;o)

    Have a nice New Years Eve and a lot of creativity for 2018.

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    Becca Yahrling says:

    Such a sweet & fun card, love it!
    Yes, I have a crafty resolution … to finish the inside of my cards as well as the matching envelope at the same time I make the card! Especially Christmas cards when it’s such a time crunch.

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    Arianna Barbara says:

    Beautiful and funny card!!! My crafty resolution is learning to make interactive cards and more layouts!

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    Teresa Doyle says:

    I love this card Julie the faces on the bottles are too funny.
    My crafty resolution is to have my craft room cleaned and reorganized by the end of Jan. (if not BEFORE!) My other all important resolution is to use things that I have bought in the past to use them up, like paper embellishments, etc. so that when I buy anything new I will have some much needed space to put them. LOL

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    Connie De says:

    Fun card! My resolution is to spend more time in my studio doing all things arts and crafts. I also resolve to finish my trip photo album….starting this week!

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    Tracie C. says:

    What a fun card. My crafting resolution seems to be the same every year – get better organized.

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    Sue LD says:

    I like the silly faces on the bottles. My crafting resolution is to finish some projects and be better organized so I can create more without frustration.

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    Donna Harper says:

    It was fun looking back at all the creativity! It always amazes me where all the ideas come from! I too need to tidy and organize my craft room, need to purge but I always find it hard to part with supplies, my luck I would purge then the next day need that item for something I was making!!
    Happy New Year and thanks for being there for all of us!

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    Beth drake says:

    I love the facial expressions on the bottles.

  32. 32

    Ha ha! These are darling! The faces on the soda bottles are hilarious, and I love the beautiful coloring too! Happy New Year!

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    Bunny Dobbie says:

    No specific resolution. Just keep crafting and try new techniques!

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    Kelly S says:

    I remember that card – it was a favorite! One of my crafty resolutions for 2018 is to get better equipment to do my YouTube channel 🙂 happy new year, your next stamp!!

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    Betty H. says:

    This card makes me smile! So clever! My crafting resolution is the same as every new year…try to get some cards made ahead of time so I’m not always behind. Maybe this year is my year! 🙂

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    Mel C says:

    How adorable, these bring back childhood memories, so sweet!

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    Lisa Stolp says:

    My crafting resolution is to get organized! I have a great space but everything has just gotten thrown wherever as I made projects for other people. I also need to get rid of stuff I no longer use. Happy cleaning to me!

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    DONNA BAKER says:

    Loved all the memories shared. Be more organized in the craft room.

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    Debbie Rumpza says:

    I adore your favorite card! That soda bottle is adorable and the sentiment! lol! My crafty resolution… to use all the amazing items I have bought in 2017 that I haven’t gotten to yet! And to start my Etsy shop!

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    Robin H says:

    soda cute 🙂
    my crafting resolutions .. to make at least 6 Christmas Cards a month (less to make when it becomes the Christmas season)
    to make 50 cards for my friend to use at her church donation program
    to follow a budget 🙂

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    Amy Cooley says:

    My crafting resolution is to try new products and not fall into a rut!

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    Katie Korsak says:

    Those pop bottles sure make a cheerful card!

    My resolution is to get my craft supplies organized again and to get my stamp desk put together again. I used to have my own craft room, but then my kiddos came along and I had to disassemble my desk. But I have a plan on where to rebuild it!

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    Trina P. says:

    I have several crafty resolutions, and the biggest one is to use what I’ve bought. I have too many products are unopened and collecting dust. I have a couple of drawers of stamps/dies that need to be put away.

    Julie’s card is adorable. So fun with the smiling faces.

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    Kimberly says:

    My resolution is to finish off a couple a projects I’ve started. It’s been a couple years for one ?
    Thanks for the inspiration always!!

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    Mary Holshouser says:

    I’m a Pepsi addict so I love the soda bottles.
    they are wonky and cute.
    My resolution is to try to keep improving
    on my card making skills. I’d like to
    resolve to quit buying so many stamps
    but I know that’s not going to happen so
    I’ll ignore that one.

  46. 46
    Andrea1702 says:

    This card is soda-lightful!

  47. 47
    Raelene says:

    I absolutely love those soda bottles. What an awesome card to brighten up someone’s day. Happy New Year to Everyone…bring on the soda!!!

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    Sharla laursen says:

    Very cute, love the blue soda and the punny sentiment!

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    Josie says:

    My goal, make more time to make cards. Make cute cards like the lovely soda card.
    I’m in love with the januari love monster stamp set

  50. 50

    Eeeek….I love Julie’s card! My crafty goal for this year is to complete my 2013-14 pocket pages.

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    Shelley Parker says:

    Cute card. Well I want to get my crafting room set up, but need to find a spot for my son and husband’s stuff to go, and that is the bigger problem. I would love to get ahead of the game and get a lot done, so I can just grab when I need one.
    Happy New Year!

  52. 52
    MaryAnn N says:

    Love your monsters. Now they are in love. so special.

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    Cynthia says:

    Adorable card and great color combo! I would like to organize and destash my craft room this year. 🙂

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    JenAA says:

    SODAng cute!! I love

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    Mary-Anne V. says:

    What a fun and cute soda card! Love the cute faces. My crafty resolution is to create cards for family and friend’s bdays a month in advance to I am not rushing and the creative juices run freely! Happy new Year!

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    Kristen K. says:

    My crafting resolution is to use my supplies that I have and to work on some of the projects I’ve had in mind for a long time.

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    Lindar C says:

    So-da cute! My craft resolution it to try something that looks difficult and not be afraid of failing a few times (example, chibi lights, intimidating). Be brave and craft on!

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    My crafting resolution would probably be to pull out some stamp sets I “just had to have” and make the time to try them out.

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    Judy Reid says:

    What a cute card. My resolution is to take time out to relax by creating more card. I really enjoyed seeing this DT favorite series it has inspired me. Happy News years to everyone

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    Danielle Dietz says:

    Love the soda pop card! I want to spend more time in my craft room this year. :),

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    Melanie Amaya says:

    Happy New Year! Thanks for the chance to win this awsome prize. I moved recently and also started a new job so haven’t had a chance to unpack my new craft room. My resolution is to get it unpacked and organized so I can begin creating again. I have missed it so much.

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    Dorothy S says:

    How cute! Thanks for the 12 days of inspiration, and for a chance to win.
    I don’t really make resolutions, but I have a perpetual goal – organize and stay organized so I can spend time using more of my supplies!

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    F. Andre says:

    This card is so punny! Thanks for these delightful posts and the great inspiration your team has provided. My crafty goals are to create more consistently/frequently by entering challenges and to start a blog. Happy New Year to the YNS team.

  64. 64

    This is soda-lightful! 🙂 My 2018 crafting resolution is to learn some new techniques next year!

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    Dee Earnshaw says:

    fun card!!! No I don’t have any crafty resolutions for 2018 – anything goes!! tee hee:)

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    Simple, fun and utterly adorable!!! Love the fun faces! I do not have any crafty resolutions this year. Haven’t even had time to think about it, actually!

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    Kiara says:

    I love the faces in all different directions!
    Resolution – be more organised, declutter and use current supplies before buying more!! Can’t help it I’m addicted to cute stamps!

  68. 68

    This is super fun!
    My resolution this year is to have my craft room stay “clean” after a project, sounds a little tough, but I will try! ; )

  69. 69

    Craft more, buy less and get organized. That is my 2018 goal

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    That pun sentimen is super fun! Love the card.
    My 2018 crafting resolution is stop being a hoarder and start using what I have in stash more.

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    Sandi Redmann says:

    I love all the faces on the bottles very cute. If I have one it would be to do more, and maybe send more I don’t think I send enough

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    Margery C says:

    I love the Happy Meal stampset. You can’t help smile at the happy soda bottles.

  73. 73

    I love the soda bottles! I need to organize this year and get rid of things I don’t use.

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    Carla Hundley says:

    Too cute! I
    have several
    bags I want to
    sew up and need
    to make up my
    Valentine’s Day
    Carla from Utah

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    Allison Arbour says:

    To stop hoarding and use up my supplies. Cute card.

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    Nessy says:

    No way! No resolutions anymore from me! What a delightful card using the soda bottles. Cute sentiment as well. Thanks for offering such a generous prize.

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    Tracy A says:

    My crafting resolution is to try new techniques. Sometimes I’m so intimidated to try something knew.

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    storymusicgirl says:

    What an awesome giveaway! My crafting resolution is to get some cards made! lol And to create and print digital scrapbook albums for my kiddos. 🙂

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    karenladd says:

    My craft resolution for 2018 is to finally finish my daughter’s wedding guestbook album, after almost 10 years. Yes, I am hanging my head in shame and shocked that it’s been so long…but it’s never too late! In addition, I hope to improve my coloring skills…so lots to do in the new year!

  80. 80
    Charity Chamberlain says:

    Totally cute card! Love the sentiment and those darling little faces on the bottles! I actually have several crafty resolutions for the New Year, but the one I’m hoping mostly to achieve is to start coloring with my pencils, rather than doing it all with my alcohol markers.

  81. 81

    Cute card! Yes, my crafting resolutions are learning to use Silhouette Cameo 3 my daughters surprised me with at Christmas (I am “scared” of it.) 😉 Plus I want to improve
    my coloring skills (particularly my watercolor). Happy New Year!!!!

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    Dagmar says:

    Happy New Year!!! What a cute card… I hope to always learn new things and share them with my friends.

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    Heidi Brawley says:

    I hope to make more cards this year!!@

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    Jean Heming says:

    lovethe card!!! what a cute and unique set of stamps!!!!

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    SherriC says:

    So cute!!!
    I just love your next stamps images!!!
    My crafty resolution is to get my craft room organized…its a mess o can’t create in a mess…lol

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    SmokieBlueRose says:

    The faces on your bottles give the card movement, which adds much to the cute factor of your card!!
    My crafty resolution is to do a journal pageant least once a week or four times a month. I will also make two Christmas cards a month, along with one birthday and thank you. Well I can dream big, right?

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    Joyce Costa says:

    Very cute abundance creative. In the New Year I want to make all the people I love cards celebrating winter. I purchased so many new stamps to make Winter cards and haven’t made one.

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    Valerija says:

    Very beautiful and fun card. I love it!
    I want to make more cards and try sometnihg new in 2018!

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    shartl says:

    My craft resolution is simply to do more of it. I’m always so busy that I don’t give myself enough time to play with my stamps and inks, and that makes me cranky, lol! I want to do more sewing as well as stamping, and branch out a little bit to learn how to color as well. Happy 2018 everyone!

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    Sharon Clark says:

    I couldn’t help but smile at this card what fun! I don’t usually do resolutions but if I did— i think it would be to allow more time to make cards.

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    MichelleH says:

    I do love these bottles. I am planning to send more ‘no reason’ cards.

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    Pam Sebring says:

    Lol… I had to chuckle at this one!! Very cute!

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    Robin Phelps says:

    Love the sentiment on this one.

  94. 94

    So fun, love this play on words and the card is adorable

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    M Strach says:

    Super cute card!
    My crafting resolution is to spend more time with gesso and wood 😉 – (not only cards)

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    Pam L says:

    The bottles are so cute with all their smiley faces! No resolutions here…..:)

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    Tosha says:

    Wow 2018 is starting out with a bang. I like it all, well done. Resolutions, not really, just want to see smiles on the faces I come in contact with, guess that will start with a smile from me.

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    Margo S. says:

    My crafting resolution is to never create just one of a card – which I tend to do!!

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    I just love how bright and cheerful this card it…soooo cute!
    the PaperTemptress

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    super stick chick says:

    This is so fun and what a fabulous prize. I hope to craft a little every day and enter your challenges more often this year!

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    Cebelica says:

    Very nice card. I like hte sentiment!
    MY resolution is to actually start using all the pretty papers that I have been hoarding and then kept them in the drawer because “they were too pretty to be used”.

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    Lucy E. says:

    I love those funny faces!
    My resolution is to get cards
    mailed on time (birthdays)
    and hopefully get a new craft room
    done and set up.

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    Eileen R says:

    This is SODA-rn cute! Love puny cards!

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    ionabunny says:

    Love that punny sentiment. Resolution to look less and join in the challenges more. Hugz

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    Jen P says:

    Fun card! In 2018 I hope to set up a dedicated craft space .

  106. 106

    great sentiment!
    I would like to make more Christmas cards during the year ;)))

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