Thursday, 14 February 2013

Made With Love Blog Hop & Giveaways


Hello and Happy Valentine’s Day to you all! I am so excited to be a part of the Made With Love Blog Hop! Today I’m blog hopping with some of the Paper Crafts Magazine 2012 Gallery Idol Girls to celebrate Valentine's Day and I'm so glad you could join us!

You should have arrived here from Amy's blog but if this is your first stop, be sure to head over to Made With Love Blog Hop event page for the full line up!

Now onto my project. Today it’s a masculine Valentine's card and matching wrapping paper created using Hero Arts Flower Dot Pattern stamp. The calendar page is computer generated in MS Office:

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Make sure to leave comments at every step of the hop for a chance to win the grand prize: a $90 gift card to the Ribbon Carousel! But that's not all! There are LOTS of prizes to be won at each stop along the way including great crafty goodness provided by our generous sponsors:


You have until Sunday, February 24th 11:59PM EST Friday, February 22nd 11:59PM ESTto leave me a comment for a chance to win one of the prizes below:

1st prize:

Mama Elephant - $20 gift certificate


 2nd prize:

5 Stickable stamps valued at $35 from Great Impressions Stamps


The winners will be announced on Monday, February 25th Saturday, February 23th.
Your next stop is Wida’s blog!

Thanks so much for popping in and enjoy the rest of the hop!
Aga

(Note: the giveaway is closed; winners has been chosen HERE)

161 comments:

  1. Such a fabulous masculine gift set! Love the simple calendar!

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  2. Aga, this is beautiful! Wow! I love it!

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  3. Wow, gorgeous designs!!!
    Laura
    Lil' Inker Designs

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  4. Aga this is stunning!! Love how you took a feminine stamp and made the design totally masculine!! It looks like the kind of gift set you'd get in a high-end boutique store!!

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  5. This is SUCH a great way to use a calendar set. I let mine just sit on my shelf most of the time. I will try this idea for birthdays, too!!

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  6. Oh, what a neat idea for a masculine Valentine! Happy Valentines day to you.

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  7. How perfect! LOVE the masculine - yet still Valentine feel!!!

    housesbuiltofcards@gmail.com
    www.housesbuiltofcards.blogspot.com

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  8. how clever to use the calender for a card and not just as a calendar!!! you are so good with packaging, it looks fabulous and like it belongs in a gift shop! I could NEVER open it...would feel too bad!

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  9. you just bleed elegance in all of your projects. I am always in awe of your designs!

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  10. Such an awesome masculine gift set!

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  11. what a cute idea - i love calendars!! LOVE it!

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  12. Stunning design. Love those colors, nicely masculine. Wonderful card and package. Bev

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  13. How sweet and creative! Love the masculine theme! Great inspiration!

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  14. i really ♥ the ribbon carousel...so proud they are made in USA!!!

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  15. Wow - what a great idea! Never thought of a calendar on a masculine card, but it works SO well! Thanks for the inspiration!!!

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  16. Love the calendar! Beautiful designs!

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  17. Oh, this is fantastic. I love your take on the masculine valentine card and gift wrap. OOhh, love that stamp from Hero Arts. Thanks for sharing.

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  18. WOW! Your projects look so professional, like they were printed and purchased, especially that gift wrap! So lovely and elegant! Happy Valentine's Day!

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  19. The card and wrapping is so chic!! Love it!

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  20. The calendar is perfect- love it! Thanks for the chance to win :)

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  21. What a very CUTE card - love the little heart around "14"

    Deanne :)

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  22. I LOVE your projects. I love you crisp the ink came out. Would love to have some tips on how you made the wrapping paper look so seamless.

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  23. That is really great - I love the neutrals and the little heart around the date.

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  24. This is beautiful!! The pattern is gorgeous, the colors are great and the card is just perfect :D

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  25. How cute is that card. I love the calendar.

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  26. wow! I am very impressed. It is very rare that I used my stamps for anything other than cards.

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  27. I love this-fun and perfect!

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  28. What a fantastic set-up you've got here, perfect for a manly valentine. :)

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  29. What a handsome gift set, Aga! I especially love the calendar idea!

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  30. so cute I love the mama elephant stamps I haven't bought any yet but I definitely want some. I gotta start winning some money somewhere haha maybe I need to buy a lotto ticket today! darling darling darling project so creative. Lovesugargem@gmail

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  31. great idea for a calendar and still rich in colour

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  32. Wonderful gift wrapping!! Stunning work!

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  33. This is gorgeous Aga! I love the wrapping paper, what a great gift, so elegant!

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  34. Outstanding work as always, Aga!! Love this masculine card and project! Perfect!

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  35. Gorgeous! I love, love the wrapping paper.





    --Cheryl--

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  36. Love this manly pair! Great color combo...just perfect! Thanks for sharing...

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  37. Oh, my! This is fabulous! Love the card and your wrapping paper! :) Very nice to see something, in non traditional Valentine colors, too! :)

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  38. Awesome project, love that the package wrapping paper matches!


    Hugs,

    PattiM
    {Pattie's passion}

    I Scrap So All Moments Are Remembered!

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  39. Fabulous masculine card and adore the wrapping paper!

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  40. Oh wow!! This is a perfect masculine card and wrap!! Amazing!!!

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  41. what a PERFECT masculine card, you've definitely inspired me to give this design a try!!

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  42. Wow! What a wonderful gift set! Love it all :)

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  43. The Flower Dot Pattern stamp made a BEAUTIFUL wrapping paper!

    HUGS!

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  44. How I love the matching wrapping paper! So gorgeous, Aga :)

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  45. Brilliant card! And using that HA background stamp is genius -- it has almost a paisley tie look! What a terrific set. Thanks for sharing these, and Happy Valentine's Day!

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  46. The stamp is so nice. Makes great wrapping paper. Love the card. I'm sure any man would be glad to get either of these.

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  47. Great inspiration for the oh so difficult to craft for men!

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  48. Fabulous project. I love that you used non traditional valentine colors and that backgroung really pops. TFS

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  49. How fantastic is this! So simple, but perfect!!! It's got such a great masculine feel but doesn't lose any of the love feel of Valentine's Day. <3!!!

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  50. Great set. Love the calendar idea!

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  51. Love the masculine gift set!! Very festive without being girly!

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  52. Gorgeous work - as always. What a great group of ladies to hop with!

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  53. I love your stamped background!

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  54. love the stamped wrapping paper. fabulous project, Aga!

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  55. LOVE this.....So Perfect in neutral colors with a tiny pop of red!!!

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  56. AWESOME masculine card! I love how you highlighted the date with that heart. Perfect!!

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  57. Great alternate from the red or pink Valentine's card. I also have a calendar stamp that I still have yet to use. Thanks for the idea!

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  58. Wow gorgeous...love how you used the hero arts background stamp. When I saw your name I knew I just had to see what you came up with ...love your work.

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  59. Your calendar and giftwrap are wonderful!

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  60. Wow! Aga, your ensemble is amazing! I have that stamp and I would have never thought of using that color combo. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  61. wow wee this is amazing... love the wrapping and the card calendar SOOOOO cute... love it

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  62. Such a sweet little set Aga! I can't believe you stamped all that! It's amazing!

    Hope you are doing well and taking care of yourself:) Hugs and pats, XOXO!!!

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  63. Happy Valentines Day! I love the wrapping and card! Awesome set:)

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  64. Aga what a cool set both the card ans the wrapping are awesome!!!

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  65. always love to see masculine designs and this one is elegant and classy!

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  66. what a great color combo for this! Love that the card & package match!

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  67. Just beautiful. I love the way you coordinated the card and paper.. beautiful

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  68. Such a glorious masculine set! Awesome CAS card, and the matching wrapping paper looks awesome! TFS!

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  69. Simply Superb..love the colors, the pattern .everything!

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  70. Such lovely projects, love the neutral color just with the pop of color!!

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  71. This is so masculine and perfect!

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  72. I really like your project, great idea. I never thought to use a calendar on a card before. I love the idea.

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  73. Great set! I love the color combo!
    DeniseB

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  74. Great gift set - love the use of the calendar!

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  75. And now for something completely different. Love them. Monty Python fan, obviously. LOL

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  76. Pinning this for further use for my hubby! Thank you!

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  77. I saw your creation of Flickr... it's so pretty! Thank you so much for sharing and for a chance to win!

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  78. Such a simple card that says it all! My hubby would appreciate a card like this. The color is great to! Two thumbs up!

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  79. LOVE this calendar card! CAS and perfect for a masculine card.

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  80. Cute idea with the calendar! Great for a guy!

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  81. I love the calendar idea!! That is genius. I'm getting so many great ideas from this hop and the calendar card is one of them! Thanks for the great inspiration!

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  82. FABulous! I just love love love that bg pattern.. I think I just heard my wallet groan lol!

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  83. Wow what an awesome job on this gift set! i LOVE love LOVE the flower stamp you used and on the kraft paper! Thanks so much!
    Lisa

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  84. Love the color combo and strong graphic!

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  85. Awesome!! Now I desperately want this stamp. I'm loving the background on kraft/tan. The wrapping paper idea is really cool. Fab projects, Aga!

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  86. **love** Masculine is a challenge for me and this is awesome...

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  87. Wondeful card!! Love the calendar -so trendy!

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  88. I always sigh and chuckle when I see a card tagged "masculine," because I love them, too, and would love to get one that's not so girly. The stamp is so versatile. It's going on my ever-expanding "want it" list.

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  89. What a cute spin on a calendar! Thanks for sharing it.

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  90. LOVE your card and wrapping paper! Happy Valentine's Day!

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  91. Super cute ensemble - love that paisley pattern! Thanks for sharing!

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  92. The gold and red is so luxurious and what a wonderful idea to include a calendar!

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  93. This is such a great masculine Valentines card!

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  94. Beautiful Valentine gift set! Love the calendar, Aga

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  95. Gorgeous set Aga - FAB stamping, love it!

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  96. Wow! This is stunning! I love the browns!

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  97. Gorgeous, love that gift wrap!

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  98. Oh, such a classy gift wrap and card! I love it! Always hard to think up a masculine design for me.

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  99. Wiedziałam że do ciebie to tylko po 'towar z najwyższej półki' :)
    Cudeńko, ten zestaw. Prezentu bym nie otworzyła za żadne skarby, przykro by mi było rwać TAKI papier!

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  100. Oh Aga, you blow me away every time! I love the clean and elegant style of yours! Love it! xoxo

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  101. How pretty! I know you're not supposed to say that about a masculine creation, but it is! lol I'd find this stamp intimidating because I would want to color it, but it looks just lovely as an outline only!

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  102. This is so pretty! I love the graphic nature of it, and the cute heart circling the date!

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  103. Aga, leave it to you to create stunning projects! Love this set. The black on kraft simply stunning.

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  104. Oooh - this is so creative and unique. What a great idea! :)

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  105. LOVE the hand stamped wrapping paper! So beautiful!! TFS!

    <3 Alyssa
    alyssaleanne (at) mythoughtsexactly (dot) co

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  106. Thanks for the opportunity to win such fabulous prizes!

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  107. Love the wrapping paper and card! It's nice to see a masculine card for Valentine's day!

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  108. Wow! this is wonderful! I never thought about using the dots and flowers stamp for a masculine cards. It works so well.

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  109. Aga, this gift set is really beautiful! Wow!

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  110. Phew, finally getting the chance to hop along :) What a perfect combo for a guy - no fuss just as they like it but packing such a punch!

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  111. Gorgeous! Love the matching calendar and packaging.

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  112. Gorgeous wrap and card, Aga! I love it all:)

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  113. Great masculine gift set!
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  114. love this!!! so unique!!

    candace
    scrappin2littleprincesses.blogspot.com

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  115. Perfect!

    Kris in Alaska
    funamom at yahoo dot com

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  116. Love that the card and wrapping match! Super cute ideas!

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  117. Aga....what a perfectly classy ensemble! I love how you've used a calendar and highlighted the 14th! Beautifully done!!!

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  118. i love how understated and elegant your project is :)

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  119. Awesome male card! It is difficult to scale down our creativeness to make un-frilly valentines for our guys!

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  120. wow.. brilliant, classy, refined.. such a beautiful project! oh do't pick me for the mama elephant prize lol!

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  121. Love the card! It is nice to see something masculine.

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  122. How adorable! I love how everything goes together perfectly!

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  123. Ooooooooh!!! What a gorgeous gift set!!!

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  124. This is super sophisticated, and I love how you used masculine colors! Gorgeous!

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  125. Fantastic gift set. My favorite part? That you didn't put "February" on the calendar. Genius detail!

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  126. Great project, Aga - love that wrapping paper - nice job!

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  127. I love the fact that this card is beautiful but not frou-frou. Whenever I give my husband greeting cards, his biggest complaint is the fact that they almost always have glitter on them.

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  128. Wonderful set. The calendar is just perfect !

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  129. Stunning, stunning, stunning. Just adore what you created.

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  130. Ja tylko wpadlam zobaczyc co fajnego ostatnio zrobilas, a tu jeszcze na giveawaya sie zalapie!!! ;-) Pieknie sie to prezentuje, papier wyglada niesamowicie! Buzka!

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  131. Awesome calendar gift set, I love the non-traditional colours.

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  132. This is such a sophisticated gift set! Beautiful!

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  133. Your card is every bit as fantastic as I thought it would be! And the coordinating wrap is lovely!

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  134. Very cool paper. This is a nice set. Thank you.

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  135. Oh.My. That wrapping paper is gorgeous! What a great way to use the stamp. Great coordination!

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  136. What a gorgeous card! I love it!

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  137. How cute is that calendar and the wrapping paper? Just love it!!!! It's absolutely perfect for the man in your life!

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