December 18, 2016

Advent Calendar Extravaganza with Taheerah Atchia

Hello!!

I'm so excited to be part of Taheerah Atchia's Advent Calendar Extravaganza!! It has been so fun seeing all the great projects each day!!


Advent Calendar Extravaganza is -the- festive event of the season! This ‘hop with a twist’ was dreamed up by Taheerah Atchia and features surprise destinations each day! Joining in the fun with Taheerah are ONE HUNDRED special guests - each serving up some fantastic Christmas inspiration! Just like an Advent Calendar, you’ll never know where you’re going to be visiting next until you ‘open the door’!

And that’s not all! With 25 *amazing* sponsors taking part as guests as well, your crafty wish list is bound to get a boost with a chance to win a prize EVERY SINGLE DAY!!

Join in the fun every day at taheerah-atchia.com to see what special surprises await behind the door!

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Honey Bee Stamps is the sponsor today, I didn't have any of their stamps, so I just had to a little shopping!!! 

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Honey Bee Stamps
I started by stamping the bear and two snowmen, along with some hats, ear muffs, and scarfs. Then I used my Spectrum Noir Markers to color them all up. I used BG1, BG6, BG7, DR5, DR6, IG1, IG2, JG5, JG6, OR1, OR2. I fussy cut everything and then glued down the hats and scarfs to the bear and snowmen.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Honey Bee Stamps

Next, I used a Simon Says Stamp Holiday Frames die and cut it from black cardstock. I adhere all three images together, making sure they would fit inside the frame. While my adhesive was drying I wrapped some black twine around the frame and tied it in a bow. 

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Honey Bee Stamps

I found some red and snowflake foiled pattern paper and added it to a white card base. I adhered the frame over the bear and snowmen so it looked like they were a part of the photo frame, then I added it to the card with foam tape. 

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Honey Bee Stamps

It’s not a party without a prize - and with prizes every day there are several chances to win! Today’s prize is generously supplied by Honey Bee Stamps so you’ll definitely want to win! Simply leave a comment on this post - then head back to taheerah-atchia.com and leave a comment there too! You must leave a comment on Taheerah’s blog as well as mine in order to be eligible to win! Don’t forget to grab the other surprise destinations from Taheerah’s blog and head over to them to leave comments there as well to improve your odds even more! You have until 23:59 EST on 31st December 2016 to enter.

Don’t forget Advent Calendar Extravaganza runs from 1st-25th December inclusive so make sure you visit taheerah-atchia.com every day for fabulous inspiration and amazing prizes every single time!

Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: Honey Bee Stamps - Flakey Friends
Spectrum Noir Markers
Die: Simon Says Stamps - Holiday Frames 
Becky Higgins Pocket Kit - Christmas Wishes

185 comments:

  1. Such a fun card!! I love the snowmen (and bear) photograph - reminds me of a card that families send at Christmas with photos of their families. Your coloring is beautiful and that patterned paper is amazing!

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  2. Adorable! I love the three snow friends gathered together for a holiday photo!!! Great job! TFS!

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  3. Oh my stinkin' CUTE Dana. Way to rock the new goodies. Love this.

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  4. Oh, how cute are these guys?! Love the bold red background too.

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  5. This is such a fun blog hop!

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  6. Such a fun card, great color to point out those snowmen!

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  7. What a joyful, jolly, festive, and fun trio! Love the dramatic red background and black framing. Fantastic card!

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  8. Super cute and I live the bold black frame against the red and silver background.

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  9. Your card is amazing! The red and black are a striking combination! Your coloring is fantastic too! That is something I am still trying to master! Thanks for the inspiration and for the opportunity to win!

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  10. Awesome Xmas card!!! I love the vibrant red colors and snowflakes!!!

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  11. Oh my goodness... Way too stinkin' adorable!!! /your card really put a great big smile on my face this morning and warmed my heart!!

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  12. I love your card... I like how the characters looked squished together like they are trying to fit in a selfie photo! Lol.

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  13. Adorable!!! Your coloring is fantastic

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  14. Adorable little gang of holiday friends.

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  15. Beautiful card! Love all the cute details on the bear and snowmen.

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  16. those are just the cutest snowmen ever Dana!

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  17. I have that frame day--fun to see how you used it! Adorable card!

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  18. I love this! Love the black & red. Great coloring and a really adorable design.

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  19. Love this adorable trio of snowmen, plus the card design and the colors.

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  20. Absolutely adorable card. So glad you had to go shopping.

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  21. the frame die is perfect for this little trio of adorable snowmen and bear...how cute is he cuddled up to the snowmen? Darling card..think I might 'need' that frame!!

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  22. This card makes me smile! Love the snowmen and the bear. Great coloring, too!

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  23. Love the family photo look of this card. Amazing coloring, too! TFS

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  24. Love all of the paper piecing.
    the framing of the friends is
    a fun idea.
    A fantastic card.
    thanks for sharing
    Merry Christmas and happy New Year

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  25. There's such a lot of work in this card but it is so worth it. It layers up beautifully and I love the quirk of humour of having them line up for a Christmas polaroid. The red and gold background is a stunner too.

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  26. Cute and so adorable, Dana ... such fantastic detailing! Anita :)

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  27. What a fun card. I like how you have the characters looking out the frame.
    Flakey Friends is a stamp set I need to check out.
    DebbieC

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  28. What an adorable card! Thanks for the inspiration. :D

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  29. Such a cute card and I love the snowman and bear stamps you have used.

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  30. Cute card. Love the cute critters in the die cut frame.

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  31. Love your coloring on this group of fun friends!!

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  32. Fun card! They look like such close friends!

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  33. Super adorable bear and snowmen on this clever photo scene! Awesome coloring too.

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  34. Such a cute card. Loved the coloring.

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  35. What a fun festive holiday card!

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  36. It looks like a group "selfie"! Is there such a thing? What would you call it??? Is there a term? Can you tell I am not a techie? I thought your card was so much fun. I am still smiling! Thank you.,

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  37. Great idea for a fun card - love the images behind the photo frame:)

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  38. Adorable and fun card Dana! They all have so much character.

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  39. Super cute card!Absolutely stunning

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  40. What a fun card! I love that it looks like an old polaroid pictures! The bear tucked in between the two snowmen is just too cute!

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  41. Great card. Looks like one of those family Christmas pictures! Only cuter.

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  42. I love your card, it is so cute.

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  43. Great coloring and I like the framing.

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  44. Oh this is one cute card! Thanks for the inspiration! Great use of the frame did too!

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  45. Fabulous design! The bright foil paper looks fantastic and I love the adorable images perfectly shown in the black frame!

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  46. Adorable card! Love the fun 'picture'!

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  47. Oh, this is so cute! I love the bear framed by snow people -- and that selfie frame. Thanks!

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  48. Awesome picture on
    this cute card! Love
    all the stamping and
    coloring.
    Carla from Utah

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  49. It's a winter selfie! What a fun card and very cheerful.

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  50. When I saw your card it instantly smiled. It is so cute! Love the framed images.

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  51. Fun! Love the snowman and all the details. Thanks for sharing on this great extravaganza!!

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  52. Awwwww Dana, this is way too cute! PINNED!

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  53. Such a cute card. Thank you for sharing

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  54. Such a fun card...absolutely love it!

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  55. Such a cute trio! I love them in the frame! And great base paper too!

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  56. Love the frame for the sweet snowmen and bear!

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  57. Love your Snowmen BFF's Christmas frame card! Great coloring and adornment too!

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  58. What a cheerful trio!I love fancy cutting for detailing, some folks find it too time consuming but I find it restful and satisfying.

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  59. Thank you, Dana. I love your card idea and suggest that the bear in the middle is photo bombing the snowman scene. Very cute and cheerful.

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  60. Love the bear in the midst of the snowmen.
    He seems to be trying to upset a family picture.

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  61. So cute! Love the dimensions, background. Thanks for sharing!

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  62. Such an adorable card!! I love your critters, they are so sweet 😊

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  63. Your sentiment is really nice - love how you cut it in alternating colors. So cool.

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  64. Lots of detail with those cute characters peeking through the frame. Thanks for sharing.

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  65. It is so cute. I really like the bear between the snowmen. Not only because I LOVE snowmen but also because it adds a little twist to the snowman theme that we see during the holidays. I like that you used the patterned paper for the background and the frame brings it all together. Thanks for sharing your wonderful card! Good luck in school!

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  66. Very cute trio which stands out beautifully against the red & black!

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  67. Such a cute card! I love it!

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  68. What an adorable card! The little polar bear snuck in to the snowmen photo!

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  69. Love this card and the dimension it has in the coloring of the characters that make the card pop.

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  70. Great card! Love the pairing of the cute snowmen with the SSS frame!!

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  71. The frame just accents the snowmen and bear. Love their different hats and all posing for the Christmas photo card that we all love getting!

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  72. Adorable card! Love the window on the bright red background!

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  73. Love the card! Thanks for sharing it.

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  74. I love the bold red color in this card.

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  75. Super cute and so much fun! Love those pals together... great coloring and design!

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  76. Dana--what a cute card! I just love all of your little snowmen! They brought a big smile to my face and some joy to my day! Thank you so much! (Peg)

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  77. So cute! Great colors and coloring!

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  78. I really like those snowmen!Thanks for sharing.

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  79. Dana, your card is the epitome of cute in every way! I *need* to invite some Honeybee products into my collection! You've persuaded me *grin* So thrilled that you're part of Taheerah's Extravaganza; you've sent my festive spirit soaring
    Hugs~c

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  80. FABULOUS CARD! Love the frame style!

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  81. Adorable! That frame is great!

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  82. so cute and pretty! Love the red paper behind it!

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  83. So sweet -- love those little guys peeking through the frame!

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  84. Adorable card! Sweet images!

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  85. Dana, your card is just darling! :o)

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  86. What a cute and festive card! I love the frame you used here and how you dressed up the snowmen and bear. They are too cute and your colouring is perfect!

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  87. Love the cute group of snow people on your card!

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  88. Adorable card! Love how mr Snowman and friends are posing for a selfie!

    Sammibug in Ohio

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  89. Cute card! Love the expressions on their faces! 🙂

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  90. So so cute!!! Love the snowmen!

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  91. Really cute. I love the retro feel to those snowmen.

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  92. So colorful and cute! Those snowmen are a smile maker for sure!

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  93. Such fun and so cute. Thanks for sharing.

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  94. A snowy card, yet not all white or blue. Great design, Dana.

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  95. So cute. Love how the bear is making its appearance between the snowmen.

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  96. Super fun snowmen here! Great layout, too!

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  97. This is adorable! Gorgeous coloring on that bear!

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  98. I love the shading on the bear in this card. such a cute idea

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  99. So fun and adorable... looks like a family photo :)!

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  100. So stinkin' cute. Wonderful job coloring the images. Love 'em!

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  101. Such a cute card. Love the colors. Thank you for sharing.

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  102. Oh goodness, this is such a sweet card! Love the images and your whole layout!

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  103. Super cute card! Your coloring I awesome!

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  104. Love the idea of putting characters in a frame. Thanks for sharing!

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  105. This is so cute! Love the idea of a frame, and the background paper is gorgeous.

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  106. Cute idea of have the 3 characters in a Polaroid Christmas frame. Great colors!

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  107. Awesome card! Love the cute little guys & the colors you used. Great job!!

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  108. Cutest card ever! I love how you layered the three characters within the frame. Gives it great depth. Adorable.

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  109. How sweet is this card....perfect!

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  110. Very cute card! Love the snowmen and the bear! Selfie time!!

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  111. Adorable card and I love how you added dimension to the images. So pretty and fun. Beautiful job.

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  112. oooh! What a sweet card! The snowmen and bears are adorable and I love the frame!

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  113. How cute!! A fun little selfie! : )

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  114. Cute Trio of winter friends love the frame. Merry Christmas!

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  115. Adorable card! Love the picture look.
    natgodfrey4@gmail.com

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  116. What a cute snapshot! For some reason it made me think there must be a joke somewhere that starts... a bear and two snowmen walked into a bar.... lol!

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  117. Adorable card! They truly do look like buddies having their picture taken. The bear in the middle is precious. Thank you for sacrificing yourself (wink, wink) and buying a set of Honey Bee stamps so we can all enjoy the inspiration! Ps - i love ferrets too! I had two who I loved dearly (they passed years ago). Since then my work changed such that I'm away for long hours so it never seemed right to get any more. But they were soooo much fun - sweet and such a joy to watch! If anything went missing (I remember the TV remote in particular), we knew to look in one of 2-3 of their hiding places. In addition to the great card, thanks for allowing me the trip down memory lane!

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  118. Such an adorable card! Great "pic"!

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  119. So festive and fun! Love that gorgeous red and silver snowflake background! Your sweet Christmas friends 'photo' made me smile! Wonderfully done!

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  120. I love how you designed this and that little guy in the middle is darling.

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  121. Super cute card. Thanks for sharing :)
    Cheers and happy new year
    preety

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  122. Such a cute friendly card. Thanks for sharing!

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  123. What a cute card showcasing those flaky friends!

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  124. What an awesome idea! Perfectly adorable ^_^

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  125. The 3 snow buddies made a perfect picture. The background paper really makes the card.Thx.

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