Thursday, November 15, 2012

Graphic 45 and Petaloo Blog Hop!

Today we are a hopping with Petaloo. Here is a little gift box made with gorgeous Petaloo flowers and Graphic 45's Nutcracker Sweet papers. During Christmas my Mom, Aunt and Grandma Margaret always went ALL OUT on gift wrapping. As a child I was always enamored of the elaborate wrapping but as an adult I think there was probably a little friendly competition among them! After the mornings carnage we would always go through the debris and pick out the cool little decorations to save and re purpose for the next year. Whether it be a bow or box, if it was beautiful it was saved. And so it is with this little lovely oval box. I swear I have been holding onto this thing for like 4 Christmases! Waiting for the right moment for it to rise again.  It was from my sister in law Cindy and I believe it had a Target gift card in it- the card long spent- but the container lives on!
{The little tree is made from cutting cardstock into the tree shape I wanted then adhering Petaloo Darjeeling Tea Stained Dahlias and Petites}

{I used the backer card from the Petites to make the trunk}

{I topped the tree with a little glitter snowflake and a piece of G45 chipboard}

{I embellished with Petaloos Green Glass Ornament Pins, and tipped the edges of the flowers with Clearsnaps Smooch Glitz in Starlight}


 {The top bow was made with 4-1 inch strips- 12 inches long, 10, 8, and 6-then made into circles and stacked on top of each other. Edges were dipped in glue then glittered}

{I just love how the Graphic 45 Nutcracker mixes traditional red and green with pinks and purples. It just works!}

{I added a little tag and twine for who ever will get this special gift}

{okay so I am addicted to these little Ballerinas- all they need for a "change of clothes" is a small paint brush, tacky glue and glitter!}
If your HOPPING here is you next blog:
Denise Hahn: inmyblueroom.blogspot.com <----- are="are" here="here" span="span" you="you">
Kristin Wilson: http://kristinwilsonhandmade.blogspot.com/ <----- go="go" here="here" span="span">


127 comments:

  1. Box is so pretty as is the tree but what I will remember and use always is the simple idea of creating that top bow from paper and dipping the edges in glitter. What a GREAT idea and easy to do and use up paper scraps too. THANK YOU SO MUCH for such a great idea. Mary Werner

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  2. Это фантастически красивая коробка для волшебного праздника !!!Сразу хочется стать маленькой девочкой и окунуться в сказочный мир волшебства :)

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  3. Oh wow - this is such a amazing project.So many lovely details!

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  4. This is a very lovely project. Lots of detail.

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  5. Lovely project! The bow is beautiful.

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  6. Gorgeous box ! It is a gift all by itself !

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  7. Hi Denise - this is absolutely beautiful, and I love the idea of the re-purposing...I try and do the same thing, and you have a WINNER!! This is gorgeous!

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  8. I really like this box. I love how you made the ribbon on top with the paper and glittered the edges. I will have to use that idea, thank you.

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  9. I like how you edged the paper with glitter and the flower tree was a fantastic idea.

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  10. Amazing!! Love the flower tree and the "ribbon" that was dipped in glitter.

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  11. Beautiful gift box. Love all the extras you have done with it, the tree,glitter on the paper and the little ballerina. How clever and whoever recieves this will be getting a great gift. Thanks for sharing.

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  12. ...using the flowers to make this tree is so clever.. the details you zoomed down to.. amazing..

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  13. Oh my gorgeous! This box is a keepsake for sure. I am in love with the floral Christmas tree! How clever. And the bow on the top is just amazing. Fabulous!

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  14. Love this sweet little box Denise! I am definitely going to try that Christmas tree idea - love the way those flowers with their different centers "decorate" the tree! And that ballerina - how precious is that? Can you still get them? Or do you have a vintage stash? Thanks for the inspiration!

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  15. Denise love your repurposed box and the idea that you save these from year to year. A great idea!

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  16. A Keeper for sure!!! This box will be cherished forever--lucky the person who gets it regardless of what is inside!! Love the bow topper and of course the lovely tree!! This blog hop just keeps getting better and better! Merry Christmas!

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  17. Oh my. The colors of G45 and Petaloo flowers. A match made in heaven. I love your box. I love boxes. Thank you.

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  18. You have given a wonderful idea for one of these boxes I have.

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  19. Fabulous best bit for me the bow on the top , and the tree and the fairy. Blow it the whole lot . Wonderful xxxxxxx

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  20. What a gorgeous box!!! Love it :)

    Paula

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  21. The little tree is wonderful. I like the bow as well. Actually the entire box is fabulous.

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  22. Very pretty box...love the paper!

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  23. I am in awe of the bow. I am addicted to bows and this one is just too cute with the glittered edges.

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  24. While the box is enchanting, my favorite part is actually the bow. It is just perfect on top of this oval box. Love it!

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  25. I love everything about this project. The bow is so pretty and the tree made from flowers is incredible. Thank you so much for sharing this!!

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  26. What a beautiful box. The bow and ballerina are fantastic. Everything looks great.

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  27. Oh this is SO adorable! I love what you did with making the tree. Great idea. I also love ballerinas, but don't use them as much as I could. Colors are lovely.

    Mary Wilkins

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  28. thanks for the tip on making the bow on top. Hadn't thought about using circles of paper to make a bow. My mother always wrapped such beautiful packages. You hated to tear them open (but we did anyway). I'm not into fancy wrapping. I'd use a paper bag if I could - but I do love embellishing cards, and other things. I guess I know they'll be kept and admired rather than destroyed.

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  29. Such a pretty box and the addition of the ballerina is just adorable. It is lovely seeing the G45 and Petaloo products together.

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  30. Your box is awesome! I wouldn't want to give it away either! :) TFS!

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  31. This is the most inspirational day yet. I LOVE the flower tree. I'm definitely going to do that. Really beautiful box.

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  32. Love how you made a Christmas tree with a cluster of Petaloo flowers...genius!

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  33. That Christmas tree rocks! Love all the Dahlias and Petites and the Petaloo Ornament Pins are perfect..this is stunning!

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  34. wow, this gift box would look great as a centerpiece for my entry hall table, its beautiful. I love the tree you created, and the way you added touchs of shine and glitter. thank you fo rthis inspiration.

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  35. What a beautiful little box - love your idea for paper ribbons. I will need to try that. You are a very talented artist. Keep up the great work!!!

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  36. The problem with these blog hops is that I keep seeing things I need... that smooch glitz adds a nice touch. Love the flower tree!

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  37. So cute and I love changing the dress color what a great tip!

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  38. I love the tree and the glittery bow on top! What a great family tradition!

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  39. Love it love it love it. ALL of IT. TFS :)

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  40. This is such a sweet project! It all comes together so well with the tree, paper bow and sweet ballerina on top. I love it!

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  41. Love the tree made with flowers - a unique idea. Very beautiful!

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  42. Great project and your bow is so awesome !

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  43. I know exactly what you mean about holding onto precious things. Love how you altered the box, and the colors do really coordinate so well.

    Lisa T.

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  44. Just love the flowers inthe shape of a Christmas tree! Thanks!!

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  45. Oh so cute! The bow reminds me of the old fashion ribbon candy!

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  46. Denise,This is stunning!!! I love it ! I am new to your blog I came from the Graphics 45 blog but now I am a follower!! Oh my gosh I love your art work!

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  47. I would never unwrap this stunning present!

    Dil
    dilnazheckman@hotmail.com

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  48. Love your box Denise, omg that bow is too cute (you know I'm makin' notes), great details with the glitter edges,love the trim you made with the Clara's dream paper too... yes those pinks and purples are so pretty !!

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  49. Wow! It doesn't even matter what's inside this giftbox. The gorgeous box makes an amazing present itself:)

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  50. Such a lovely gift box. The ribbon on top is beautiful and the tree of flowers is so clever. The ballerina's outfit is very pretty. I love the red glitter job. Thank you for the idea. The papers, ribbon, and embellishments all go together beautifully to make a beautiful package! Happy Thanksgiving!

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  51. Beautiful gift box. I love the tree you made from the Petaloo flowers. The bow on the top out of the paper is a great idea. Beautiful!!!!!

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  52. Denise, this is stunning! the paper ribbon with the glitter is incredible! And I do love that tree with the different shades of green -- such a clever idea!

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  53. What a beautiful box. Who would not love to recieve this little box regardless of the contents!

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  54. Beautiful project. Thanks for sharing with us .

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  55. I LOVE the bow on top...especially with the gorgeous 2-sided paper!

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  56. So cute! I love that the bow has multiple designs.

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  57. This is fabulous! Love the little scene you have created for little dancer.

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  58. WOW this is just so beautiful Love all the details you've added in :)

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  59. That is such a pretty box. Cute
    ballerina on top also.

    Carla from Utah

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  60. Absolutely beautiful!! Now I know why I save boxes! I wonder if I have any ballerinas from my cake decorating days (25 yrs ago). I guess all I need is the paper and flowers!

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  61. This is so very beautiful! Whomever receives this will be very lucky.

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  62. Oh my goodness! That is gorgeous! Love your tree and that sweet ballerina was perfect for this!!

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  63. This is an incredible piece of art! Thanks for sharing your ideas with us. The bow is just exquisite...I never would have thought of doing that.

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  64. i love how you made the Christmas tree from the flowers, wonderful box to pass down to children and grandchildren love it thanks for this chance
    upnurse at aol dot com

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  65. love what you did with the bow op top, great project.

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  66. I love the little ballerina. It reminds me of the jewelry box I had as a child.
    When you opened the lid the music played and the ballerina turned around.
    Great work.

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  67. Such a cute decoration. It looks so cute as a decoration. Would be so cute in a Little Girl's room. Love all the glitter and flowers are just beautiful.

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  68. Fabulous gift holder with the cute ballerina, but the Petaloo Christmas tree is amazing. Great job and so cute. Thanks for sharing.

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  69. Absolutely love the bow on top. Such a beautiful little box.

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  70. Wow, so many fab elements. Love the flower tree, and the round ribbon bow on the top. I can't tie bows so thats a lovely idea,

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  71. The tree - what a clever idea. Loved it!
    Pat

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  72. Great projects. Love the ballerina and glittered bow and flower Christmas tree.
    God bless,
    Peggy Allen

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  73. lovely project off the page, which really showcases G45, thanks for sharing
    ava g

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  74. Wow, where do I start? The bow with the glittered edges, the tree, the little ballerina? All so detailed and beautiful. I'd be so thrilled to get this that I wouldn't expect it to hold a gift yet, the box would be enough!

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  75. Absolutely love the bow and Christmas tree!! Great idea!!

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  76. Love the gift box, great detail on the tree and bow. TFS http://pammejo-scrapbookflair.blogspot.com/

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  77. This is beautiful!!! Your use of this gorgeous paper is so well executed. Thank you for sharing your unique eye....and talented fingers...

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  78. its gorjuss... love it.. thanks for sharing.. hugs

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  79. This is pure delight!The colors and design are so rich and detailed.Love the use of the pins-ooh la la!

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  80. Beautiful box...love all the little details you always put lots of love into your work...and it shows

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  81. This is one of the cutestbprojectsnI have ever seen!! The tree is ridiculously fabulous!! I love your work!

    Shelley

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  82. fabulous!! who could give that away? Not me!!!
    I love the bow on top too! and th eballerina...sweet!

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  83. Love the little ballerina on top and the tree made of flowers..adorable!

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  84. My mother wrapped gifts so that you hated to open them because they were so beautiful (that didn't stop us though). I've never been into wrapping presents (brown paper bags would be good) but I do love embellishing my greeting cards. They only get sent to people that I know will appreciate them. Love the box. Thanks for the tip on making the bow from paper circles. The bow is beautiful.

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  85. WOW!! I LOVE the AMAZING creation!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

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  86. Very cute! I love this paper collection, it is so colourful! Thanks for sharing!

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  87. a lovely, clever re-purposing of Christmas treasure past
    the bow is a wonderful backdrop for your well dressed ballerina
    thank you for sharing your creative talents

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  88. Your gift box is one that will be passed down for a long time to come I'm sure. I love the ballerina, what a unique idea. Beautiful!

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  89. Your box is beautiful. Isn't it funny how we can hang on to something forever, and then, pow, you remember you have the perfect box to use for a beautiful project. I love how you made the Christmas tree out of the flowers, and the bow on top is gorgeous. Fantastic box.

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  90. Love how you used the Petaloo flowers and made a tree. Also like the bow on top made out of the paper strips.

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  91. Glad I've hopped over here to see your lovely creation.The box is absolutely beautiful.I wish I would receive something like it for Christmas. lol
    Linda

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  92. What a cute idea for a circular box. I love it. Lanna

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  93. Oh my gosh, I'm sure you've heard this throughout all the comments, but if you would like to give this away, I'd gladly take it off of your hands. I love how you made the bow by using different size strips. I also love how you put glue on the end and then added glitter. Especially the ballerina. So pretty to decorate her in a new outfit. I must agree, it's amazing how red and green matches with the purple and pinks. I think that Graphic 45 is probably the only company who can pull this off. AND that tree is stunning. Thank you to Petaloo for their beautiful flowers. And thanks to you for sharing this project with us.

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  94. This is a truly, magnificent box, I love all the colours, the bows are beautiful, and the Petallo flowers are gorgeous.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

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  95. Even a lump of coal would look AMAZING in this box. Just lovely!!
    Lisa
    PutTheGlueDown@gmail.com

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  96. The glitter edged bow is awesome and I love your flower tree! Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

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  97. This box is a thing of beauty and brings me back to my childhood, not only through the Nutcracker Ballet, but through the ballerina box! Thank you not only for the inspiration, but for the lovely memories as well.

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  98. This is a show stopper . Just beautiful .

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  99. Amazing!! LOve all the details!

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  100. Lovely. Lots of little details just make it pop. Love the tree and the bow on top.

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  101. This is so pretty! I love the flower tree!

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  102. Hello!

    This is really a work of art! SO beautiful! I love it all! Wishing you a happy weekend!

    Hugs,

    Barbara Diane

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  103. Wow absolutely amazing project. I would love to be the recipient of that box...LOL... Thank you for sharing. Hugs, Velma.

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  104. Thursday was a write off..didn't get to blog hop :( so here I am today, Friday :) Your box is absolutely stunning! I love everything about it!

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  105. This is a stunning project! Loving the flower tree. :) TFS!

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  106. So lovely! The flowers are darling and this is such a keepsake.

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  107. Love the inspiration to be found here!!

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  108. Love the flower tree! awesome idea!

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  109. So clever of you to make a tree of flowers. Fabulous project. TFS and for the chance to win.

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  110. Your box is just beautiful! Shari (cricutrookie)

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  111. Magnificent rebirth of a great little box!

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  112. nice nice nice, ich kann es nicht besser sagen, weil ich nicht so gut englisch kann, leider aber wunderschön. lg marion

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