210 posts categorized "Jeanne Jachna"

01/16/2020

Thu 16

Graceful Heart Frame Inlay
by Jeanne Jachna

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Hi friends!  It's Jeanne here today and I'm absolutely loving the Poppystamps new Valentine's release.  I sure hope you are too!  Our blog blitz is over but there's still time to enter to win some of the new dies for yourself.  You have until January 19 to go back and leave a comment on all the posts you wish to enter.  If you're a fan of instagram we have giveaways there too.  On Instagram you can tag a friend and if chosen you BOTH win the new die.  
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Craft dies are hands down my favorite craft item.  I love the clean crisp lines, and every time I cut one it's just magic to me! 
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I cut the Graceful Heart Frame die from white card stock and used up lots of colorful card stock scraps to fill in the die cut openings.   If you look close you'll see I tried to soften the color for an ombre effect like you see with ink blending.  The turquoise at the bottom of the card is much darker than the inlay cuts at the top in soft aqua. I added a few different shades of green card stock for the foliage too. 
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The Love Flourish craft die fits perfectly inside the heart die cut opening for a simple sentiment.   I think it would be fun to add a photograph in the opening for an anniversary card.  The stamped sentiment is from the Valentine Fairies stamp set.  The simple type font contrasts well with the fanciful Love Flourish.

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This would also be a great card for our monthly challenge "From the Heart".  Link up your designs for a chance to win a $20 gift certificate to the store. 

Thanks for stopping by and have a beautiful day!   Hugs!

Jeanne Floral Signature copy

Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
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01/03/2020

Fri 03

2020 Valentine's Blog Blitz Begins!
by Jeanne Jachna

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What a great day for a visit!  We've got more new release products to share with you and to celebrate we're having a blog blitz.  This is a time we set aside to show you projects made with the new release and give you a chance to win some for yourself!  You can see the entire new Valentine's release here.   Today I'm sharing a card made with the new Wild At Heart Border die. 

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Color blocking is my favorite technique when using die cuts.  It always results in clean graphic designs that let the die cuts take center stage. 

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Color blocking is simple.. you simply take strips of colorful card stock and adhere them to your card base OR together on their reverse side.  I like to  tape the strips together so I can cut off the edges to give a cleaner look and make any size panel I like.   

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 I adhered my completed panel to my card stock base leaving a thin border of  the card base exposed.   I cut the Wild At Heart Border die cut from white card and adhered it over the color block panel.

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The Hugs and Kisses sentiment is from the new Valentine's Fun clear stamp set.  It's got lots of great sentiments embellished with hearts, flourishes and brackets to make a big impression! 

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Now the part you've been waiting for... the prize!! 
  

The Valentine's release blog blitz runs from January 3-14 . We'll be giving away a prize on every blog blitz post during this time. To enter to win you need to leave a comment on ONLY the posts that you wish to enter. To enter ALL the posts during the blog blitz you need to leave a comment on EACH ONE. One person will be chosen at random from each of the posts during the blog blitz. Only one prize per person per blog blitz. We use a random number generator to select winners from comments. You have until midnight US EST January 19 to leave a comment on each and every post that you want to enter. Winners will be announced on this blog on January 21.

For a SECOND chance to win this die AND ONE FOR A FRIEND...
1.)   Visit our Instagram account and FOLLOW US!
2.)   Like each post you want to enter
3.)   LEAVE A COMMENT and TAG A FRIEND on each post you wish to enter.   Comments open through January 19. 

One comment per post will be selected by random number generator.  The winners will be posted on each Instagram post on January 21.  The COMMENTER and the FRIEND THEY TAGGED on the post will BOTH receive the prize for that post!  Only one Instagram prize per person per Blog Blitz.

So PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT!   (You have to comment to win!!!)  Your kind words always make me SMILE! 

Jeanne Floral Signature copy

Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"

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11/17/2019

Sun 17

Happy Fall Y'all!
by Jeanne Jachna

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Hi friends!  It's Jeanne here today and I'm sharing a fall card!  I just love fall!  It's my favorite time of year!  I love the cooler temperatures and watching the change of season in my area.  I'm like a little kid stomping on crunchy leaves and picking up all my favorites I find while I'm walking the dog. 

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My card starts with the Leafy Background die.  I cut if from white card stock, poked out all the little leaves and then inked it with distress ink.  Next I splattered it with water and set it aside to dry.  I cut the panel a second time and left all the die cut leaves in place before inking it in shades of yellow and orange.  The two panels are adhered over each other and adhered to a 4.5" square card base. 

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I added a small Double Stitch Circle Frame to the center of the design for a focal point and a Pointed Square Frame to the outer edge to give a finished look to the card.  I stamped a sentiment from the Autumn Leaves stamp set and adhered it over the circle with adhesive foam tape.  This makes it easy to tuck colorful Stitched Oak Trio leaves underneath. 

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A few Whittle Squirrels add a whimsical look to the design.   It's fun to watch them running around with their own treasures to buy and save for a later day. 

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I hope you have a great day filled with simple pleasures!

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11/06/2019

Wed 06

Challenge Reminder
by Jeanne Jachna

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Hi friends!  It's Jeanne here today and I want to remind you to play along with our November challenge - Fall Frolic!   We're looking for all things Fall - and the first thing that comes to mind for me is colorful leaves.  Whenever I'm  on a walk with Moriko (my fur baby) I pick up little treasures I find.    Sometimes I find a feather or a shiny rock... once I actually found a turtle that seemed lost.. but this time of year you'll find acorns and pretty leaves in my pocket.
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I'm inspired by what I see - and while I haven't found any purple, pink or blue leaves on my adventures, I think I would like to! I like to use unexpected colors to add a playful look to my designs. 
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When you link up a project to our challenge your automatically entered to win a $20 gift certificate to the store.  You dont have to have a blog to link your design - you can link to Instagram, Flickr or any other on line gallery.  We're also a super sponsor of the Fall/Winter Coffee Lover's Blog hop.  If you add a coffee element to your design you can link it to their challenge and ours so you have twice the chance of winning.    They have LOTS of sponsors!   You have to hurry though because their linky closes on November 8.   You can get all the details here!

The Poppystamps challenge on this blog starts on the first of every month and this time our linky closes on November 28.
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I started my card by cutting the Leafy Ornament Frame from red card stock.  I replaced the side and center panels with yellow/orange card stock pieces.  They're all adhered flat onto a 4.5" square card base.     

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Next I added the Classic Coffee Cup to the center of the frame with adhesive foam tape.  The raised mug makes it easy to tuck colorful leaves and berries underneath.  To get lots of contrast I chose leaf colors different than the background (die cut frame) colors.   A Simple Hello die cut sentiment fits perfectly in the bottom corner of the frame. 
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What's better than a nice warm cuppa your favorite to warm you when you get home from a long walk on a crisp fall day?   It's the simple things that make life great! 
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11/02/2019

Sat 02

Holiday Blog Blitz Begins!
By Jeanne Jachna

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What a great day for a visit!  We've got more new release products to share with you and to celebrate we're having a blog blitz.  This is a time we set aside to show you projects made with the new release and give you a chance to win some for yourself!  Today I'm sharing a card made with the new Stained Glass Snowflake Frame die! 

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I love color and couldn't resist ombre shades of blue filling in all those rays of light behind the snowflake. 
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I started by cutting the Stained Glass Snowflake Frame from white card stock.  I wanted to be sure the die didn't cut all the way through so I applied packing tape to the back of my card stock panel.  This prevents the die from cutting all the way through.  Next I colored all the rays with Copic markers in shades of blue.  I love Copics because they're easy to refill and I don't run out of my favorite colors. 

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Next I cut the die again from white cardstock and adhered it over the colored panel.   I cut the Stained Glass Snowflake that matches the snowflake on the panel perfectly with gold foil paper and adhered it over the snowflake on the panel.  
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The panel is slightly smaller than a 4.25 x 5.5" card.  To give the panel a finished look I added a Double Stitched Rectangle Frame cut in gold foil.   A few blue gems add a little more sparkle and shine that's always perfect for the holidays.
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Now the part you've been waiting for.. the prize on this post!   Of course it's the Stained Glass Snowflake Window!

The Holiday blog blitz runs from November 2-14 . We'll be giving away a prize on every blog blitz post during this time. To enter to win you need to leave a comment on ONLY the posts that you wish to enter. To enter ALL the posts during the blog blitz you need to leave a comment on EACH ONE. One person will be chosen at random from each of the posts during the blog blitz. Only one prize per person per blog blitz. We use a random number generator to select winners from comments. You have until midnight US EST November 20 to leave a comment on each and every post that you want to enter. Winners will be announced on this blog on November 22.

For a SECOND chance to win this die AND ONE FOR A FRIEND...
1.)   Visit our Instagram account and FOLLOW US!
2.)   Like each post you want to enter
3.)   LEAVE A COMMENT and TAG A FRIEND on each post you wish to enter.   Comments open through November 20. 

One comment per post will be selected by random number generator.  The winners will be posted on each Instagram post on November 22.  The COMMENTER and the FRIEND THEY TAGGED on the post will BOTH receive the prize for that post!  Only one Instagram prize per person per Blog Blitz.

So PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT!   (You have to comment to win!!!)  Your kind words always make me SMILE! 

Jeanne Floral Signature copy

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11/01/2019

Fri 01

PSC#62 Fall Frolic

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Welcome to the Poppystamps Challenge!  We're so happy you've stopped by, and we sure hope you'll join us!  On the first of the month, we announce a new Poppystamps Challenge with a central theme.  The design team will provide samples for inspiration, and you can play along through the end of the month for your chance to win.

The winner of our blog badge for last month's challenge PSC#61 Enchanted is Amy Tsuruta!

Feline batty by Amy  TsurutaThe lucky winner of the draw (chosen by random number generator) for the monthly prize is Libellule_craft!

Please contact me (Jeanne) at poppychallenge@gmail.com to claim your prize.

Want to play? 

The rules are simple - just create a project following the theme, use at least one Poppystamps image or die, and link it up here.  The design we love best will receive our winner badge to proudly display on their blog, and one lucky random winner will receive a prize.  You don't have to have a blog to play.  You can link to any online gallery.   In fairness to other players, we reserve the right to remove entries that do not use at least one Poppystamps image.   We ask that you link a maximum of  3 entries to each challenge.   You are welcome to link your design to other challenges.  Grab our badge to post on your blog post or sidebar!

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PSC#62 Fall Frolic - The days are getting longer and there is a chill in the air - Fall is here.   Just be sure to include at least one Poppystamps image (die cut, stencil, or stamp) on your project.

Need a little inspiration?  Here are some samples from our design team.  Want a closer look?   No worries.. we'll be featuring these projects on Wednesdays throughout the month, so you can see how each project was created.

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Jeanne Jachna

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Now it's your turn!  Need a little more motivation? How about a prize?  The winner (chosen at random) of this challenge will receive a $20 Gift Certificate to spend on their favorites from the store!  You have until 12 am US EST on November 28 to link up your design here!  We'll start a new challenge and announce the winners on  December 1.   

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Poppystamps is also a super sponsor of the Fall / Winter Coffee Lover's Blog hop!  Link your project to our challenge and theirs and you'll have two ways to win!   You can get all the details on the Fall / Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop here! 

Thanks for joining us!  We can't wait to see what you make! 

10/25/2019

Fri 25

Magic In The Night
by Jeanne Jachna

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Hi friends!  It's Jeanne here today and I'm sharing a sparkly Halloween card.  Halloween really is my favorite holiday.  As a child there was no other night that was as magical and mysterious!   I got to roam the neighborhood in disguise... AT NIGHT!!!  and get treats from every house I visited!   Now that I'm grown it still captures my imagination!  The neighborhood comes alive and  I love seeing the kids dressed as superheros, storm troopers, princesses and more. 
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My card captures a visit to the pumpkin patch on a chill night.. the sky is dark (and sparkly with stars).. .. did you hear that?   Are the spirits haunting  or is it just a black cat hunting field mice in the night?   
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This card starts with the Pumpkin Patch Sidekick Fame cut from white cardstock.   I colored the pumpkins and vines with Copic markers.  You can use any brand you like.. the reason I favor Copics is because I color ALOT.  Copic markers are easy to refill  so I never have to buy a new marker.   
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I wanted LOTS of CONTRAST so I decided to layer the colored die cut over a panel of ombre blue distress ink.    Orange and blue are opposite each other on the color wheel making them COMPLIMENTARY.  This means that together they have the strongest contrast.   The panel is inked in Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean and Blueprint Sketch Distress Ink.  It's splattered with water to add some depth.  Next I adhered double sided adhesive to the distress panel and topped it with the colored Pumpkin Patch Sidekick Frame. 
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I stamped the sentiment from the Pumpkin Patch Clear Stamp Set on the panel and inserted it into the frame.  A sprinkle of clear crystal fine glitter pressed into the remaining exposed adhesive adds lots of sparkle and shine! 
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The Pumpkin Patch Sidekick Frame also includes a few extra pumpkin die cuts.  I colored a few and adhered them with adhesive foam tape over the pumpkins on the frame.  A Whittle Ghost and Black Whittle Cat make this scene more fun!
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I hope this Halloween brings back some magical memories for you, and that you create some new ones to reflect on  in coming years!  Hugs to you!

Jeanne Floral Signature copy
  
Finished Size 4.25  x 5.5"

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10/13/2019

Sun 13

Colorful Leaf Tag
by Jeanne Jachna

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Hi friends!  It's Jeanne here today!  I'm always looking for little ways to make the everyday ordinary something special.   As the weather turns cooler, my mind is turning to baking.   I've stocked up on pecans and walnuts so let the baking begin.   My favorite way to dress up a home baked gift for my folks or the neighbors is with a pretty tag!
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This tag is packed with colorful leaves and a simple sweet "thank you" in gold glitter paper.   Here's how I made it! 
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Last vacation I brought a stack of watercolor paper and some paints with me.  I made lots of colorful panels that have been waiting to be used.  I cut panels of pink, green, orange, yellow and purple with the new Autumn Leaf and Maple Trio craft dies.
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I thought the color was a little flat when I was done (See above) so I added distress ink to the edges of the die cuts.  This really made them pop and added some depth to the color. 
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Now to assemble the tag.  I cut the Double Stitch Tag from white card stock.  Next I cut the Doodle Thank you from white card stock.  I trimmed it to fit the width of the tag, and then cut a slightly larger panel of gold glitter paper.  I stacked the two panels so the gold glitter paper peeks through the die cut window opening.   I adhered the sentiment panel to the tag with adhesive foam tape so it pops up.  All the colorful leaves are tucked under the raised sentiment.   The finishing touch is a sprinkle of gold jewels and some gold twine.
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I can't wait to start baking and dress up the packages.  They'll be beautiful on the outside, and yummy on the inside!

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09/19/2019

Thu 19

Holiday Blog Blitz Begins!
by Jeanne Jachna

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It's Jeanne here today and I'm bringing you tidings of great joy!  We're starting our Winter / Holiday blog blitz TODAY!  That means we're sharing projects made with the new products and hoping to inspire your holiday makes!!  We've got lots to show you and lots of prizes too!   You can see all the 2019 Holiday Release products in the store here!    

If you haven't checked out the Fall/Halloween blog blitz  you can still leave comments to enter to win through September 23 - winners will be announced on September 26).   

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I made my holiday card look like a present!  I started with a solid double matted card stock background.  I topped the panel with two Grosgrain Ribbon craft dies to look like ribbon over the blue wrapping.
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The Holiday Joy craft die comes with an outline word die as well as a shadow background die.   That means you can use the word with or without the background making it more versatile.  I love the little cut out leaves that adorn the ends!   I filled in their centers to add some extra color. 
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The Delicate Poinsettia die set contains three die cuts.   I cut each layer from a different shades of red and stacked them with the lightest in the center.  I had some assorted size half pearls perfect for embellishing the flower center but some NUVO Drops would work great too! 
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And now the part you've been waiting for.  The prize today is the Delicate Poinsettias craft die.

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And here's all the details of the event....

The Holiday / Winter blog blitz runs from September 19-30. We'll be giving away a prize on every blog blitz post during this time. To enter to win you need to leave a comment on ONLY the posts that you wish to enter. To enter ALL the posts during the blog blitz you need to leave a comment on EACH ONE. One person will be chosen at random from each of the posts during the blog blitz. Only one prize per person per blog blitz. We use a random number generator to select winners from comments. You have until midnight US EST October 2 to leave a comment on each and every post that you want to enter. Winners will be announced on this blog on October 4.

For a SECOND chance to win this die AND ONE FOR A FRIEND...
1.)   Visit our Instagram account and FOLLOW US!
2.)   Like each post you want to enter
3.)   LEAVE A COMMENT and TAG A FRIEND on each post you wish to enter.   Comments open through October 2. 

One comment per post will be selected by random number generator.  The winners will be posted on each Instagram post on October 4.  The COMMENTER and the FRIEND THEY TAGGED on the post will BOTH receive the prize for that post!  Only one Instagram prize per person per Blog Blitz.

So PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT!   (You have to comment to win!!!)  Your kind words always make me SMILE! 
Jeanne Floral Signature copy
Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"

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09/11/2019

Wed 11

Challenge Reminder
by Jeanne Jachna

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Hi and thanks for stopping by!  I'm interrupting the Fall / Halloween blog blitz to bring you this important message :P   HAHA!  I want to remind you that if you love to craft you should be playing along with our monthly challenge! 
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I'm playing along with this clean and simple card featuring the FUN FLORAL SIDEKICK Frame! 

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The challenge this month is ANYTHING GOES so there is no excuse for not playing along.  If you've never played before it couldn't be easier.  All you need to do is make a project... it could be a card, tag, home decor project etc. take a photo of it and upload it to a gallery like Splitcoaststampers, Flickr, or Instagram.  Just copy the url link where your photo is located and add it to the challenge links.  We select two winners every month.  The project we like best receives our blog badge, and one random winner chosen by random number generator receives a gift certificate for $20 to our on line store.

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My card starts with a distress ink panel in Shaded Lilac, Tumbled Glass and Twisted Citron.  I topped the panel with the FUN FLORAL SIDEKICK frame cut from white card stock.  

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The sentiment is from the Blooming Greetings stamp set, and is stamped on the window cut out.   I embellished the frame with die cut flowers and leaves that are included in the set.  I inked scraps of white paper with distress ink and used that instead of card stock.  The flowers have gem centers for a little bit of bling!

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Now it's your turn!  I sure hope you'll play along!  We love to see what you make!   And YES!  Our blog blitz will be back in full swing tomorrow! We've got lots more projects to share featuring the new release!  

Have a great day! 

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