Thursday, June 21, 2012

May Arts + G45

Oh, how I love swaps with graphic 45!!! Their products are so amazing!
My first two cards feature the pretty Tropical Travelogue line! The colors are so vibrant!
I've used the new grosgrain/picot edge & topped it with Baker's twine!
Next up- I've used more of that trendy Paradise Postage paper, as well as a matching chipboard tag.
I've tied it on with 5/8" satin/grosgrain double band, and added a 3/8" sheer/iridescent pinstripe for good measure! I think the ribbons really accentuate the great colors in the paper!
Next is a banner that I love!
I've used the Kraft Recollections Paper- 'A glimpse of Paris'. Honestly- I may have squealed when I saw the gorgeous prints on the kraft paper!!! It spells out 'wish big'.
I've added several items from the 'Staples' collection! I stamped out the word 'wish' with the antique typewriter stamps (LOVE!), and punched them out with a 3/4" circle punch. There are Metal Butterflies & Flower Staples on each end. I used the Tropical Travelogue stickers to spell out the 'big'.
I like to back my banners with chipboard (AKA cereal boxes), and that's what I've done here. I machine stitched them for security.
Would you like to hear about the ribbon? :)
I've used the 1/2" solid/wrinkled ribbon to hang the banner. Burlap string ties the panels together.
I put a piece of velvet ric rac under the top & bottom of the jute ribbon. The new woven burlap would be great here also.
The 5/8" satin pleats are perfect along the bottom. More burlap string for butterfly antennae!
So what do you think?
Here are all the people playing this week- be sure to stop by all the blogs & leave some love! (prizes may be involved! *wink*)

Monday, June 18th:
Alberto Juárez : http://vintageodyssey.blogspot.com/
Gloria Stengel : http://gloriascraps.blogspot.com/
Nicole Eccles: http://www.nicoleeccles.com/
Jingle: http://www.justjingle.blogspot.com/
Charlene: http://www.paperandinkplayground.com/

Tuesday, June 19th:
Arlene Cuevas: http://butterflykisseswithlove.blogspot.com/
Jim, The Gentleman Crafter: http://thegentlemancrafter.typepad.com/
Betto Cesare: http://scrapguys.blogspot.com/
Vera: http://www.lingshappyplace.blogspot.com/
Latrice: http://www.latricemurphy.blogspot.com/
Karen: http://thebalddragonfly.blogspot.com/

Wednesday, June 20th:
Clare Charvill: http://mycreativespirit.blogspot.com/
Kristin Wilson: http://www.kristinwilsonhandmade.com/
Sharon Ngoo: http://glooshmoo.blogspot.com/
Jenifer: http://stitchcutcreate.blogspot.com/
Tiffin: http://www.linwoodavenue.blogspot.com/

Thursday, June 21st:
Denise Hahn: http://www.inmyblueroom.blogspot.com/
Laura Denison: http://www.followingthepapertrail.blogspot.com/
Susan Lui: http://luv2scrap-pages.blogspot.com/
Jen: http://jenshearsdesigns.blogspot.com/    <----You're here!
Candy: http://candyscraps.typepad.com/scraps/
Kimberly: http://serendipityvintagestudio.blogspot.com/

Friday, June 22nd:
Jane Tregenza: http://janetregenza.blogspot.com/
Maiko Miwa: http://shiny-scrap.blogspot.com/
Tara Orr: http://eachmoment-onlyonce.blogspot.com/
Jinky: http://jinkyscrafts.blogspot.com/
Leah: http://1alabasterowl.blogspot.com/


And since all 3 projects are postage themed, I'll add them to the Moxie Fab World Postage challenge! :)
Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you've been inspired! :)

160 comments:

  1. Love what you did with the Tropical Travelogue papers and May Arts Ribbons!

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  2. Wow! Beautiful cards and banner. Thanks for sharing your amazing work.

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  3. The banner is my favorite so far, Love the G45 paper and May Arts ribbon.

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  4. love your tropical travelogue cards...so pretty....makes you want to take a vacation!!!

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  5. These are all gorgeous!! That banner is AMAZING!!!

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  6. Beautiful. The Graphic 45 papers are so beautiful. Who wouldn't love to receive one of your beautiful cards. The banner is wonderful--so sophisticated.

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  7. just ordered these papers - love what you did with them - thanks for the inspiration!

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  8. Love the cards and the banner!

    Smiles~
    Marilyn

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  9. Perfect blend of color with the Travelogue Graphic 45 papers and the yummy May Arts ribbon. Love the hint about backing the banner by sewing to chipboard. Two awe inspiring projects

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  10. Lovely stuff - I'm with you on the Kraft Reflections, it's amazing paper; and you've done a beautiful job with it. And the burlap adds brilliant texture.

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  11. These cards are so unique and nice! I would have never thought of using stamps this way. Thank you for sharing.

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  12. Beautiful projects with beautiful papers and ribbons!

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  13. Wow! You have to love elegantly simple cards. I am often perplexed using the "stamp" images in projects.. great ideas. Beautiful banner as well.

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  14. Totally in love with what you did with all the G45 and May products. Awesome

    monica

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  15. Your cards are awesome and the May Arts Ribbon goes so well with the paper. Thank you for sharing with us.

    Kim
    k1i2m3@cox.net

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  16. What beautiful creations. I especially like your banner.
    It is stunning. Keep up the great work.

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  17. Love how you've used the papers and ribbons - lovely!
    Tracy x

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  18. Absolutely beautiful cards and I love the banner, thank you for sharing!

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  19. So very pretty! Love it all!

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  20. I think the card & banner are beautiful. Thanks for the tip of backing the banner with cereal boxes instead of chipboard = more money for g45 papers & maya ribbons.

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  21. Great projects! Love the cards, but I LOVE the banner. The Kraft line is one of my favorites too!

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  22. Way to make these products shine, but I gotta say my fav vote goes for the banner, love the burlap.

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  23. I love the way you used the "post-stamped" images for the cards! And what a wonderfull wish-banner! just beautifull!

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  24. Love the twine on top of the ribbon! Great projects!

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  25. Beautiful projects! Loving the banner, it is fabulous and what a great idea!

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  26. I just found the gentleman crafter and the blog hop, I love it! Love your banner and I am going to subscribe to your blog, tfs.

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  27. Beautiful banner! I have a lot of showers and parties to attend and help with this year and you have truly given me some great inspiration.

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  28. Beautiful cards and banner. Love these papers and ribbons.

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  29. Both the card and the banner are gorgeous!!!

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  30. Love your projects and especially the fun banner. I agree, the May Arts ribbons do bring out the colors of the Graphic 45 papers--perfect choices. I do believe, I will have to start my May Arts ribbon wish list now.

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  31. Great projects! The cards are so colourful and the ribbon does indeed go very well with the papers. I like the jute ribbon with the kraft papers too!

    Lynn Wild

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  32. WISH...wish I had just some of your talent. Lovely

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  33. Beautiful projects! Just love how the ribbon sets them off perfectly!

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  34. Wonderful cards and banner! I especially love how you used the 'stamp images' to create your cards. TFS :)

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  35. I love the banner, I love the papers, the flower and all the details !

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  36. Beautiful cards ad banner! Love it.

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  37. Lovely cards--these beautiful papers and ribbons compliment each other so well. Love how you used the Kraft paper in your banner. Thank you for sharing!

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  38. My goodness these cards are terrific. The burlap string is totally cool and the ribbons look like they were made for this paper.

    Thank You,
    Sara Tanner
    Sar Tann

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  39. Very unique banner! The cards are simple but beautiful; you just can't go wrong with the vibrant colors of Graphic 45 designer paper! TfS!!!

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  40. So inspiring!!! Love your cards! Have a great one:)

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  41. Super projects!! I especially like the 2nd card. The ribbon just pops all the colors...really spoke to me.

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  42. I love the banner. Kraft paper, my favorite!

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  43. Your cards are very nice! And I love that banner! Great projects!

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  44. kathleen schantzJune 21, 2012 at 9:41 AM

    The use of ribbon on cards really finish the job!

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  45. Gorgeous cards! And yes you did inspire me!

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  46. I think I'm in love with those tropical colors, Jen. Both projects are awesome!!

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  47. The banner has my heart and the card is beautiful. The ribbon you chose for the banner has me ready to go to May Arts and get something besides the gorgeous silks I always buy!!

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  48. Your work is so clever and inspiring. You have given me lots of ideas for using paper in different ways. Thanks!

    Sheila Randel

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  49. Absolutely love the banner. Great cards. TFS

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  50. Beautiful colorful cards to send. The banner's saying wish big love it. Thanks for sharing with us.
    Ramona

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  51. I love love love the banner and I hope I have time to try some of your ideas this weekend.

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  52. I love the way you created two projects with very different looks.Of course I love the colors in the card, but the Paris feel of the banner is great, too. TFS.

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  53. love the card - my fave G45 paper line to date. And I love the banner!

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  54. Beautiful cards and banner. With beautiful Graphic45 papers and May Arts ribbon, you can't go wrong.

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  55. Wow! Your attention to detail puts me to shame! Terrific work!

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  56. Love the banner made with the G45 Kraft Reflections - very graphic and love the amazing ribbon from May Arts

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  57. you have left me inspired! i love the banner, that is totally gorgeous! and great use of that ribbon!

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  58. Just lovely!such pretty cards

    Paula

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  59. Lovely card and the banner is wonderful!!!

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  60. Your projects are beautiful

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  61. The card and banner are lovely.

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  62. Lovely projects - great!!!

    Jeri Aaron
    jerilynski@aol.com

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  63. Beautiful card and banner!!! Love them both!
    hugs,
    Cheryl Walker

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  64. the banner is out of this world love the look of the paper and how you highlighted it with the May Arts ribbon thanks
    upnurse at aol dot com

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  65. Great cards and banner.
    God bless,
    Peggy Allen

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  66. LOVE your cards! And the super cute banner. Yes, I agree the paper is to die for. Super cute projects. patti

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  67. I love the banner and how you hung it on the dresser drawer pulls.

    The cards are so pretty. Twine and ribbon look perfect with the papers.

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  68. So gorgeous! Thanks for all the spectacular eye candy, Jen :)

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  69. Beautiful card...I love the red ribbon with the Graphic paper colors. I love how you worked with with the Kraft Recollections paper as well just beautiful....TFS

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  70. The banner is fabulous. I love the way you wrapped the twine around the elements...and the black ruffled border is perfect.

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  71. perfect cards for any occasion and a lovely banner. thanks for sharing

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  72. Love your use of the Graphic 45 paper and the May ribbons.

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  73. Dear I would like to follow you but for the life of me I can't find your following button. HELP!! LOL

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  74. Wow! Both those projects are really fabulous. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  75. Love your projects, the layering on the ribbon and well, just all of it- LOL

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  76. Beautiful cards & I really like that banner!

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  77. Susan, your cards are beautiful. That paper is so cheery and the ribbons you picked were just right.The Banner is outstanding too.Thanks for sharing your creative spirit.

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  78. Gorgeous cards and banner. Thanks for sharing . France.

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  79. That coral ribbon is perfect to set off the paper. Pretty card.

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  80. Beautiful cards and banner!! Thank you for sharing your wonderful projects!!

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  81. these are fabulous projects
    thanks for sharing
    shar
    craftingpassionz@gmail.com

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  82. Beautiful projects. Thanks for sharing them with us.

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  83. OMG,OMG that banner is amazing... who would have thought Kraft Reflections would make such a great banner... I love it ! Cards are pretty too! BUT that banner blew me away ...

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  84. Love craft paper. Thank you for inspiring me by showing me how different paper can be used together with craft.

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  85. Goodness Jen! So much lovely inspiration in one post - my brain is on overload! The good kind :) Love love love those cards made with the Tropical paper - the ribbons really match perfectly! I have that paper so I hope you don't mind if I "lift" a little. I have been wondering what do with that particular page with all those little stamps on it :) And the banner - how sweet is that! I love all the different ribbons you used - that just ribbon over the velvet is ingenious! Thanks so much for the inspiration. Now if I could just find your follower button....

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  86. Your cards are so pretty, but my favorite is the banner. Awesome! Shari (cricutrookie)

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  87. Wow! Your projects are amazing! Great use of ribbon!

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  88. those ribbons do really bring out those beautiful colors on that great G45 paper set. Love them all. the banner is great to leave up all year! Thanks for sharing!

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  89. Love your stunning card with the bright colored stamps!!!! The banner is wonderful too!!!

    (I looked here earlier today but got called away..I am pretty sure I didn't post a comment already...if I did then please delete one!)

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  90. Love the banner and the cards are simply gorgeous.

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  91. Great projects! Love the cards, I'm a new convert to the Tropical Travelogue collection!

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  92. Love love LOVE that card with the Travel papers and ribbons...gorgeous!

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  93. Your projects are fabulous! Really love the way you combined the papers and ribbon for such a textured look!

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  94. What great projects today with the Tropical Travelouge from G45. Loved the cards and the banner is fantastic, Love the tip about backing with cereal boxes. Thanks for sharing

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  95. You have some lovely pieces.Love the vibrant colors.

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  96. I really love the banner. It's so adorable! Debbie

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  97. Loved both your cards Jen!
    I've never been a big fan of banners-because I end up having to put them away and they sometimes are a little unruly; hence I don't make them. lol
    Thank you for sharing your projects.

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  98. Beautiful! Especially love the colors in that first card. Yummy! Thanks for the inspiration! :)

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  99. WooHoo! Love all the postage stamp looks in this paper line. Good choice.

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  100. Gorgeous creations! Thanks for the inspiration!

    Carol B
    ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

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  101. Jen, I was totally inspired by your blog today. Both cards were so colorful and you introduced me to several new ribbons to go with the gorgeous Graphic 45 "Tropical Travelogue" paper. Then, as if I needed any more push towards a ribbon fetish, you showcase several more "have to have" ribbons on your delightful banner. Thanks for such great ideas and for expanding my ribbon addiction!

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  102. May Arts ribbons are so varied and versatile, and these projects make wonderful use of them! Love the ruffled edge on the banner flags!

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  103. Beautiful little cards, and your banner is so sweet!

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  104. Love love love the blue on the cards, and that banner is to be lifted! Fabulous. Mahalo for sharing.

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  105. Love the cards. The papers and ribbons are beautiful.

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  106. so pretty projects! love love G45 products you used, very pretty ribbons and twine.

    Luanne

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  107. Love the use of pleats...adds that extra touch.

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  108. The cards and the banner are absolutely gorgeous. Thank you for sharing.

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  109. Lovely cards, perfect images for the season. Happy banner too.
    alsmouse ~C8> Ratty Hugs

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  110. these are gorgeous cards. i love the postage paper. The banner is cool, too!

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  111. Beautiful projects - G45 and May Arts products look delicious together!!

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  112. girl...you're rockin' the craftiness:)

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  113. I really like this banner
    you have made
    Great Job!!

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  114. The banner is so wonderful and I am making a similar one tonight - thanks so much for the inspiration! Mary Werner

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  115. thanks for the ideas for greeting cards. I don't scrapbook that much
    so card ideas are always great.
    The travel card is wonderful.

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  116. I just love your banner! Very sophisticated! I have seen many projects with the Kraft reflections paper, but you took it to the next level! Thanks for the inspiration

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  117. Loved your two cards, the colors are so amazing. The banner is also awesome. Thanks so much for sharing your amazing talent with us.

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  118. Each panel of your banner is a card or wall art by itself. The cards are so bright and colorful. Nice job on both.

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  119. I just love the cards, but now that banner is absolutely gorgeous! Wonderful! Heading over to follow you after I enter this. : )

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  120. Love what you created with these papers.

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  121. Loved the card, but the banner just blew me away. Thanks.

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  122. Love the banner and the card! Your talent is beyond words- tfs!

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  123. You came up with some wonderful creations.

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  124. I just picked up the g45 Tropical Travelogue paper pack and it is gorgeous just like your cards. Thank you so much for sharing

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  125. Love the creative ideas. Great idea about backing banners with cereal boxes. Thank you!

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  126. ..two ideas... cant choose which i like better... must be a tie then.. lol such lovely.. thanks mitz_zee@yahoodotcom

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  127. Fabulous cards & banner, Jen! I love how you combined the different ribbons/twine on your cards.

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  128. What a delight, wonderful and beautiful design.

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  129. Very cute banner, good job!

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  130. What wonderful projects. I've made banners out of cereal boxes, too. Gosh -- I didn't know I was an artist {hardly!}. The G45 papers you used are lovely and some of my favorites. I'm going to hang around and see what else you have to show. I'm definitely liking what I see so far (like the rainbow-y May Arts ribbon card).

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  131. Your cards are so pretty! Those g45 papers are just too gorgeous, aren't they? You did a fantastic job on the banner too. I don't think I'm ready to tackle something like that now, but maybe someday! Thank you for your creations and ideas.

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  132. Jen - You are the Queen of Banners - long may you reign!!

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  133. very pretty cards, and I love the banner hanging from dresser knobs! TFS!!

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  134. Gosh, Jen, these turned out absolutely amazing! Love what you did with the kraft paper!

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  135. Loving all of the fabulous ideas found during the Graphic 45 and May Arts Blog Hop! Love the cards!

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  136. Great banners! thanks for sharing

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