Wintery Christmas Card

 

Brrr, you will need your wooly scarves for this wintery Christmas card scene!

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by Ilina Crouse

Supplies: Chameleon pens Deluxe set, Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Lawn Fawn Toboggan together set and dies, Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside Borders dies, Neenah white card stock, Red twine, Versamark ink pad, Hero Arts white embossing powder, Vellum paper, Lawn Fawn Snow Day petite paper pack, My Mind’s Eye enamel dots, Lil’ Inkers designs stitched rectangles dies.

Instructions:
1. Stamp images on white card stock and color .
-Color the penguin using the Deep Black and Cool Gray pens. Infuse each one with toning medium for about 10-15 seconds and color from left to right
-Color the feet and beak using the Seville Orange pen. Infuse the pen for 2 seconds and color each feet, then do the same for the beak.
-For the sleigh use the Bark pen and infuse it with the toning medium for about 3-5 seconds then color the sleigh
-Color the Reindeer using Bark, Hot Cocoa, Fawn and Cool Gray pens. Start with the Bark and color the body and head (infuse for about 15 seconds for the body and about 7 seconds for the head), then use your Hot Cocoa pen to color over it (without infusing it), so you achieve darker color. Then color the eye area using the Fawn pen and infusing it for 6-7 seconds, and lastly the antlers and feet with the cool gray by infusing for 1-2 seconds.

2. Die cut images
3. Cut two pieces using the hillside borders and layer them on the piece of vellum, then cut the layer using one of the stitched rectangle dies.
4. Using larger rectangle die cut layer from the patterned paper.
5. Stamp sentiment on the vellum with Versamark ink and emboss it with white embossing powder.
6. Arrange and adhere the animals on the scene and adhered them.
7. Add the enamel dots and adhere the layers, then adhere it to white card base.

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Christmas Tags

We asked our design team to create some Christmas tags to help inspire all the present wrapping that will be done in the lead up to Christmas, Isha has added a jingle with a little elf mischief to her tag.Isha_Nov_Tag

By Isha

Materials used:
 Chameleon Color Tones Pens Deluxe Set; Crimson Red (RD4), Bubble Gum (PK3), Royal Blue (BL6), Seville Orange (OR4), Olive Green (OL3), Warm Sunset (YO3), Cool Gray (CG8), Bisque (NU1), Colorless Blender; Stamps: Merry Makers ( SugarPea Designs), Let it Snow (Winnie&Walter); Inks: Imagine Crafts/ Tsukineko (Memento Tuxedo Black, Bahama Blue); Dies: Sugar Cuts: Gift Tags, Merry Makers (SugarPea Designs); Cardstock: Neenah (White)

Instructions:

  1. Stamp image using Memento black onto Neenah cardstock.
  2. Start coloring the image. For the cap, Jacket and the shoes,  use Crimson Red and using the brush tip color in keeping the infusion time from 3-6 seconds.
  3. For the jacket use Olive green, using brush tip and keep the infusion time to 3 seconds.
  4. Color in the face and ears using Bisque marker, use the brush tip and keep the infusion time to 4 seconds.
  5. Color in the bulbs using Orange and Blue marker and keep the infusion time to 3 seconds.
  6. Die-cut the image.
  7. Die-cut a tag and sponge some ink to the bottom. Stamp the snow and stars on the top (use 2nd generation stamping technique so they are lighter in color).
  8. Assemble everything as per the photo. Tie twine, thread and some bells.

Not only has Isha created a great tag, but will also have warning bells jingle if anyone tries to get a sneak peek at whats inside!

Design Team Call Finalists Announced

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Hello everyone we know you have all been waiting patiently to see who has made it through to the final round of the Chameleon Pen Design Team Call, but before we make the announcement we would like to say a special thank you to everyone that entered, it was so hard to choose with so many talented entries, we know how hard it is to put yourselves out there for such a call.  For those that didn’t make it through the first round this year please don’t give up, we will have another call next year!

Now a drum roll please for our finalists…………

Our Design Team Finalists

Annette Allen

Tanya Batrak

Leah Cornelius

Teenah Clemente

Ilina Crouse

Monica Edwards

Holly Endress

Lydia Evans

Kasia Frezja

Isha Gupta

Ujjwal Gupta

Olesya Kharkova

Monika Kuriata

Monica Maldarella

Ekaterina Oleinik

Our Colourist Finalists

Teenah Clemente

Patti Hamil

Jessika Lundman

Mekeisha McDonald

Tas Needham

Wendy Russell

They will all be working away on the next round, so we wish them well and look forward to announcing the new team next month!

Totally Tagged

Ilina has gone totally tagged today, with not one but several tags to inspire you for all those presents that are going to need wrapping!

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By Ilina Crouse

Supplies:
Chameleon Pens Deluxe set, Neenah white card stock, Stampin’ Up! Crumb Cake and Soft Sky card stock, Versamark ink pad, Hero Arts white embossing Powder, Papertrey ink Pure Poppy ink pad, Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad, Mama Elephant Reindeer games stamp and die set, Mama Elephant Jingle Greetings set, Mama Elephant Merry Greetings stamp set, Hero Arts Peace and Joy stamp set, May Arts 1/8″ velvet ribbon (light blue, red and parrot green), Papertrey ink tag dies, Avery Elle folded tag die, Lawn Fawn Hillside borders dies, sequins, various patterned paper (scraps)

Instructions:

1. Stamp and diecut the images and tags from white card stock (as well some tags from Crumb Cake and Soft Sky card stock). If you are like me you will end up with 50 reindeer!

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2. Color images using your Chameleon pens. Here are fuse times I used to color the reindeer and trees:
– trees: Color the top part using the Green Grass pen and infusing with the toning medium for 20 seconds, then do the same with the Spring Meadow pen; infuse it for 20 seconds and color on top of the Green Grass tree. For the trunk, infuse your Bark pen (the ball point) for 6 seconds and color the trunk.
-Reindeer: I used Bark, Fawn and Cool Gray.
For the head I used the Bark pen and infused it with the toning medium for 13 seconds,
for the larger part of the body I used again the Bark pen and infused it with the toning medium for 10 seconds.
For the individual legs I used again the Bark pen and infused with the toning medium for 7 seconds for the larger limbs, and 6 seconds for the smaller ones
For the ears again I used the Bark pen and infused for 3 seconds.

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For the Reindeer face I used the Fawn pen and infused it with the toning medium for 14 seconds
for the belly I used again the Fawn marker and infused with the toning medium for 4 seconds
For the antlers I used the Cool Gray pen and infused it with the toning medium for 5 seconds, for each antler
for the smallest parts I used an un-infused pen.

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3. After you have colored your images it’s time to start assembling the tags.
4. Stamp your sentiment on choice on a tag (or stamp and emboss), add patterned paper strip or card stock and then adhere your reindeer and/or tree.

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5. Make as many as you like. I made bunch, as I will be needing bunch this Christmas considering we have 3 little ones ( 3 and under)

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6. Add sequins

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7. Tie ribbon to finish the tags

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We think Ilina has created enough tags for all the Chameleon team here, and we all love the little reindeer in the office!!!

Autumn Flowers

The last vestiges of autumn has left now as winter begins to take a hold, but we can still savour the beautiful colors of the season with this lovely card by Monica.

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The stamp is from the Botanical Bookplates set from Flourishes along with dies from Mama Elephant.

To color this piece Monica used Chameleon pens: OL3, OR4 and BR2 as shown below.

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First stamp the images onto card.

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Infuse the orange pen for 5 seconds.

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Color the petals of the flowers.

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Then infuse the Olive Green pen for 10 seconds and color the leaves.

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Finally color the centres of the flowers with Hot Cocoa and then mount onto the card.

For more detailed pictures please stop her blog here: scraps2treasure.blgospot.com and thanks so much for stopping by!

Vellum Vellum everywhere

We are often asked can you use our pens with Vellum or Parchment? the answer is a definite YES, YOU CAN!  Kasia joins us today with some cool vellum page paper clips for her journal.

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By Kasia Frezja

SUPPLIES : Chameleon Color Tones Deluxe Pen Set, Fawn (NU3), Bisque (NU1), Bark (BR5), Hot Cocoa (BR2), ,Olive Green (OL3),
Little Blue Button Stamps.

Instructions:
1) Cut vellum into flower shape and trace outline with a Chameleon
pen.

2) Print and color digital stamp image using Chameleon pens.

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3) Add digital stamp to vellum and decorate the planner page using a paper clip.

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Wouldn’t this make a cool Christmas stocking gift?  Who would you make these adorable clips for this Christmas?

The Final Day of The Lawn Fawn Chameleon Blog Hop

Today is the final day of our collaboration with our friends at Lawn Fawn, it has been a fun, exciting and inspirational week! To draw the hop to a close we have Monica with a Halloween themed project.

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By Monica Edwards

Supplies: Chameleon Color Tone Pens, Lawn Fawn BooYah Stamp and die set, Memento Tuxedo Black ink.

  1. Stamp the image onto  white card using Memento Ink.

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2. Infuse the Purple Grape pen for 10 seconds and color the ghost.

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3. Stamp additional features and infuse pens to get a blending of color.

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4. Die cut images.

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6. Mount onto card.

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Then add some finishing touches, including the sentiment and stars.

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But wait, Monica has more to share with these great Trick or Treat boxes.

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Monica has used the Lawn Fawn Booyah set to create these mini treat boxes. The images were colored with CG3 and the pen infused for a count of 6 to get the ghosts shaded perfectly!

The cute vampire was coloured by infusing CG3 for a count of 3 and then adding the BK4 to give it a deeper shaded look.

The witches hat on ghost number two was colored with the pen without any infusing, isn’t it great that you can use these pens both ways! You can choose to infuse them to get gradual colorings or color directly with no infusing to give you a color like any other marker would. This way you can get so many looks with just one pen.

Now if that all isn’t scary enough, we have a Christmas card by Cathy that is quite brutal…ouch!

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This card was created using our Hot Cocoa pen and Oh Snap stamp and die set.

We would like to point out that no real gingerbread men were harmed during the making of this card!

Before we tell you about our competition and how to hop we just want to send out a reminder that our Design team call is running at the moment, if you are interested in applying all the details can be found

here

Don’t forget you only have until the 1st November (the competition will remain open until Midnight GMT) to enter our giveaway.We have a 5 set of Chameleon pens up for grabs! We will add names to the draw over the hop week. So how do you enter?…..leave a comment each day at the bottom of this blog and sign up for our newsletter (sign up can be found near the top of this page on the right). We will announce the winner on the blog some time in the near future.

Now why not hop over to our friends at Lawn Fawn,  for a final day of amazing inspiration from their team!

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The Lawn Fawn Chameleon Blog Hop Day 4

Welcome back for another day of Lawn Fawn and Chameleon goodness. Today we have Kasia sharing a 3 D project using Lawn Fawn’s Holiday Party Animal set.

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by Kasia Frezja

SUPPLIES :
Chameleon Color Tones Deluxe Pen Set,: Bark (BR5), Hot Cocoa (BR2)
lawn fawn Holiday Party Animal stamp and dies.

  1. Cut the base of the box ( this sample used a Sizzix Bigshot die), add cardstock,a piece of lace, ribbon, and a button.
  2. Stamp the raccoon, and cut using the Lawn Fawn die, colour with Chameleon pens and adhere to box.

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This would make a wonderful gift box for Christmas!

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Did you know that this little critter also works beautifully on cards? Cathy has created this little card that is perfect for any celebration!

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Cathy only used two pens to color this project, the Deep Black and Cool Grey!

Now why not hop over to our friends at Lawn Fawn, but before you go we have a give away! We have a 5 set of Chameleon pens up for grabs! We will add names to the draw over the hop week. So how do you enter?…..leave a comment each day at the bottom of this blog and sign up for our newsletter (sign up can be found near the top of this page on the right). The competition will remain open until Midnight GMT on the 1st November and we will announce the winner on the blog some time in the near future.

So hop on over to our friends at Lawn Fawn now to see some more inspirational creations here.

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The Lawn Fawn Chameleon Blog Hop Day 3

We hope you are enjoying this blog hop as much as we are, is is so much fun to see what our friends as Lawn Fawn are creating along with our own team. Today we have our team member Ilina sharing the cutest Christmas tree decoration ever!

 

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By Ilina Crouse

Supplies: Chameleon Pens Deluxe set, Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Lawn Fawn Toboggan Together stamp set and die set, Lawn Fawn Snowy Day stamp set, Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside Borders dies set, Buffalo SnowFlakes, circle dies, 80mm clear plastic ornaments, May Arts ribbon, Neenah White card stock, Simon Says Stamp Lake Shores ink pad, Hero Arts Green Ombre ink pad.

Directions:
1. Stamp images on white card stock and color with Chameleon Pens
-Color the penguins using the Black and Cool Gray pens. Infuse each one with toning medium for about 10-15 seconds and color from left to right, do the same for both penguins.
-Color the feet and beak using the Seville Orange pen. Infuse the pen for 2 seconds and color each feet, then do the same for the beak.
-For the sleigh use the Bark pen and infuse it with the toning medium for about 3-5 seconds then color the sleigh.
2. Die cut all the images.
3. Cut 80mm circles using and one scalloped circle for the backing of the ornament.
4. Using the hillside borders cut the circles to create layered look.

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5. Stamps snowflakes on the uncut circle using Lake Shores ink pad.
6. Stamp trees with the green ombre ink pad and die cut.

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7. Layer images using dimensionals.

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8. Add buffalo snow flakes in the center of the scene and adhere the half dome ornament.

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9. Add ribbon around, add bow on the top and make hanger for the ornament.

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Now Ilina got so carried away with all the Lawn Fawn goodies that she couldn’t resist creating another project for us today, we just love this little snow scene.

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Supplies: Chameleon pens Deluxe set, Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Lawn Fawn Toboggan together set and dies, Lawn Fawn Snow day stamp set, Lawn Fawn Let’s Bokeh In The Snow petite paper pack, Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside Borders dies, Neenah white card stock, Red twine, Versamark ink pad, Hero arts white embossing powder

Instructions:
1. Stamp images on white card stock and color them.
-Color the penguin using the Black and Cool Gray pens. Infuse each one with toning medium for about 10-15 seconds and color from left to right
-Color the feet and beak using the Seville Orange pen. Infuse the pen for 2 seconds and color each feet, then do the same for the beak.
-For the sleigh use the Bark pen and infuse it with the toning medium for about 3-5 seconds then color the sleigh
-Color the Reindeer using Bark, Hot Cocoa, Fawn and Cool Gray pens. Start with the Bark and color the body and head (infuse for about 15 seconds for the body and about 7 seconds for the head), then use your Hot Cocoa pen to color over it (without infusing it), so you achieve darker color. Then color the eye area using the Fawn pen and infusing it for 6-7 seconds, and lastly the antlers and feet with the cool gray by infusing for 1-2 seconds.

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IMG_47622.Die cut all images.

3. Cut 4″ x 5 1/2″ piece from the patterned paper, stamp sentiment in versamark and emboss with white embossing powder.
4. Cut two 4″ wide pieces of white card stock and die cut with the Stitched hillside border dies to create the snowy scene.
5. Adhere white layers to patterned paper panel using dimensionals, then adhere the images and add the twine.
6. Adhere the whole scene/layer to white card base ( 4 1/2″ x 11″ scored in half).

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Now why not hop over to our friends at Lawn Fawn and also to Ilina’s blog for a bonus project,  but before you go we have a give away! We have a 5 set of Chameleon pens up for grabs! We will add names to the draw over the hop week. So how do you enter?…..leave a comment each day at the bottom of this blog and sign up for our newsletter (sign up can be found near the top of this page on the right). The competition will remain open until Midnight GMT on the 1st November and we will announce the winner on the blog some time in the near future.

So hop on over to our friends at Lawn Fawn now to see some more inspirational creations here.

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ILINA CROUSE

Here is a sneak peek at Ilina’s card on her blog

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The Lawn Fawn Chameleon Blog Hop Day 2

We hope the Lawn Fawn Chameleon Blog hop inspired you yesterday, with their cute stamp and die designs. We hope to give you more ideas today with this Autumn card by Isha.

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By Isha Gupta  

Materials used:
 Chameleon Color Tones Pens Deluxe Set; Summer Sun (YL2), Seville Orange (OR4), Sky Blue (BL3), Bubble Gum (PK3), Purple Grape (PR4), Fawn (NU3), Olive Green (OL3), Hot Cocoa (BR2), Bark (BR5), Aqua Marine (BG4), Warm Sunset (YO3), Royal Blue (BL6), Cool Gray (CG8); Stamp: Lawn Fawn Happy Harvest; Ink: Imagine Crafts/ Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black, Bamboo Leaves, Morocco, Potter’s Clay, Rich Cocoa; Cardstock: Neenah Solar White.
Instructions:

  1. Die-cut the mat layer.
  2. Scribble some Royal Blue and Sky Blue markers onto a piece of acetate. Spritz some rubbing alcohol and rub this onto the mat layer to create sky.

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  1. Die-cut 2 hills, sponge some inks using finger dauber.

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  1. Color the images. To color the pumpkins, first use Warm Sunset color using the brush nib and keeping the infusion time from 3-5 seconds. Now take seville Orange, use brush nib and keeping the infusion time 3-5 seconds color over the previously colored warm sunset layer. Color the stem green, then color the birds using Summer Sun using an infusion time of 7 seconds. Add a little pink to the belly. Now to color the scarecrow: Hat and shirt, keep the infusion time 5-7 seconds. Trousers, keep the infusion time to 15 seconds. Once the image is completely coloured fussy cut.
  2. Stamp the Corn plants using the dye inks.
  3. Apply wink of stella onto the pumpkins and the hat.
  4. Assemble card as per the card photo.

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We love Isha’s autumn scene, but wait as soon as autumn is over winter breezes in and Ekaterina has created some wintery scenes to share with us on this gift bag.

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By Ekaterina Olienik

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Materials Used: Chameleon Color Tone Pens; Cool Gray (CG8), Olive Green (OL3), Crimson Red (RD4), Seville Orange (OR4), Bubble Gum (PK3), Lawn Fawn clear stamps and dies set “ready, set, snow“.
1. Stamp the snow globe image.

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2. Then stamp the bottom part of the image onto kraft card.

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3. Emboss the sentiment onto black paper using white embossing powder and then cut out using the matching die.

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4. On patterned paper die cut the snow globe.

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5. On the reverse side of the patterned paper adhere an acetate sheet. Then add dimensional foam squares around the edge.

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6. to paint the image of a snow sphere by means of markers.

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7. Line up the Patterned paper  “window” with the colored in image and add glitter before sealing the add the sentiment and paste to the paper package.

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This then completes the beautiful packing ready for your gift!

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Now don’t forget, before you hop over to our friends at Lawn Fawn, we have a give away! We have a 5 set of Chameleon pens up for grabs! We will add names to the draw over the hop week. So how do you enter?…..Leave a comment each day at the bottom of this blog and sign up for our newsletter (sign up can be found near the top of this page on the right). The competition will remain open until Midnight GMT on the 1st November and we will announce the winner on the blog some time in the near future.

So hop on over to our friends at Lawn Fawn now to see some more inspirational creations here.

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