Saturday, December 14, 2013

More Twelve Days of Christmas - Day 1

Welcome to ANOTHER Graphic 45 The Twelve Days of Christmas Extravaganza!


I created a 12x12 box of cards, filled with twelve cards! Each card contains a stamped image from the Graphic 45 The Twelve Days of Christmas stamp set, and each set of three cards showcases a different technique! This project was taught by Graphic 45 at various workshops and trade shows. Now, it is available for you, complete with printable project sheets!

For the next two days I will share the cards from the set (click HERE for Day 2). Then, on December 16th I will share the card box - click HERE. But, that is not all. I will be giving away this prize pack to one lucky winner!! This prze pack is worth OVER $100 Retail. And it contains all three of my - hard to find - wood mount Christmas stamps!



Leave a comment on any one of the posts from December 14th through December 20th (I will have some EXTRA G45 projects to share the rest of the week!), and I will draw a RANDOM winner for this prize. Leave a comment EVERY day to increase your chances! What a fantastic Christmas present for yourself!

My assignment for this card set was to: use Graphic 45 papers as each card base, use The Twelve Days of Christmas stamp set, and incorporate a different technique into each set of three cards. Oh, yes, and to keep the retail cost below $50! Easy, right?! {grin}

Now, on to...A Partridge in a Pear Tree, Two Turtle Doves, and Three French Hens.


It was very difficult for me to NOT use cardstock! In fact, G45 can tell you I "kicked up a fuss" over it. But in the end, I did what they asked and used only Graphic 45 paper packs. I used the 12x12 paper pad and the 6x6 paper pad for the set.


The technique for this card trio was: masking, double-stamping, and fussy cutting stamped images. You can see that I stamped the focal image onto the cardstock circles, and then stamped the image again in a second ink color. I fussy cut the second image and popped it off the main image with foam tape.


I wanted this set of cards to be in a "vintage grunge" style. I wanted the students to have a chance to play with the papers an get inky and messy!

Now, on to...Four Calling Birds, Five Golden Rings, Six Geese a-Laying.


The technique for this set of three cards was fussy cutting images from Graphic 45 paper, layering, and creating dimension with paper. On the Calling Birds card I created a dimensional banner (the template is available on the printable project sheet).

For the Golden Rings card, I repeated the technique from my first set of 12 Days cards, and fussy cut the gold rings. I also added "real" ribbon to the ring.



Everyone loves the goose! So I fussy cut her once again! We add more dimension with the banners at the top of the card.

For a supply list and full-color, step-by-step directions, click here for the project sheet. TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS PROJECT SHEET.

Come back tomorrow for the next six cards in the set!

Prize pack contents:
(1) Graphic 45 12x12 Altered Matchbook Box
(1) Graphic 45 12x12 Core'dinations Signature Series Cardstock Pack
(1) Graphic 45 12x12 The Twelve Days of Christmas Paper Pad
(1) Graphic 45 8x8 The Twelve Days of Christmas Paper Pad
(1) Graphic 45 Place in Time Cardstock Alphabet Stickers
(1) Graphic 45 Nutcracker Sweet Cardstock Alphabet Stickers
(1) Graphic 45 The Twelve Days of Christmas Chipboard Tags 2
(1) Graphic 45 Place in Time Chipboard Tags 2
(1) Graphic 45 Christmas Emporium Chipboard Tags 1
(1) Graphic 45 Christmas Emporium Chipboard Tags 2
(1) Graphic 45 The Twelve Days of Christmas Stamps Set 1
(1) Graphic 45 The Twelve Days of Christmas Stamps Set 2
(3) Hampton Art/Gloria Stengel Designs wood mount Christmas stamps
(1) Graphic 45 Trims Staples
(2) Really Reasonable Ribbon Seam Binding packs
(1) Want2Scrap Nestabling
(1) Package assorted "do-dads"

117 comments:

  1. You really are amazing! I love the way you used the papers here...all the distressing, crumpling, folding...so artistic and beautiful. I might love this set more than the first one.

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  2. You are just so seriously talented! Perfect designs and I love all the vintage details and the goose always makes me smile all over.

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  3. Thank you for more inspiration with this paper pack. I love the grunge style, and am very ready to get inky this afternoon! I cannot find your stamps anywhere... so pick me pick me :-)

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  4. You rose to the chalkenge! Wonderful layered and grungy cards. Love the plaid paper, and yes I love the goose too.

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  5. Your talent for creating just blows me away! Your cards would be too gorgeous to give away. I would want to keep them all! haha!

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  7. Absolutely beautiful Gloria! I love seeing all your creations!
    Melita

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  8. I love you cards! The box is an awesome idea. I am working on translating it to other G45 paper collection!

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  9. Gloria, dear! I am so glad you feel much better and hope for the best next year! So much love your new stamps and so much hope to win this package for those hard to find stamps! Cross my fingers and yes, I have USA addy too... just in case this is a problem...LOL

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  10. Wonderful. Of course I am not surprised. Talent will out. I had to laugh at your consternation at not using card stock. I used to feel that way too until I realized that some scrapbook papers are very thick and once they are adhered together they work just as well as card stock. Great job. Looking forward to the next post.

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  11. Stunning Gloria!! Love all the beautiful details you put into these cards!! Thanks for the chance at winning!

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  12. You continue to totally amaze me. I love everything about every single piece of art you do. In total awe.................................

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  13. The entire series is grogeous and would work beautifully on a mantel display...mine ;)

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  14. Oh my! You do such amazing card work Gloria.. such a treat to see what you do with this glorious Graphic 45 paper!

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  15. Gloria, these are all so gorgeous! You are amazingly creative! Too funny about the cardstock, I'd be squawking too! Can't wait to see the rest of your creations! Blessings! Kathy

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  16. I have loved the 12 Days theme forever, so I was over the moon when this paper line came out. Your work shows it to the ultimate!!! Thanks you so much for sharing and the chance to win such an awesome prize.

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  17. I sure didn't expect such a big giveaway from you! If you hadn't discussed your health in your blog, I'd never have been able to tell you aren't as busy as you used to be. God bless you!

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  18. Your cards are absolutely gorgeous! It's always so nice seeing your talent and creations... Thank you for the opportunity at an amazing giveaway! :)

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  19. thanks gloria for sharing your talent and that karma genie will be visiting, all the best

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  20. I love your cards so much! They are gorgeous and you are amazing.

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  21. Just found your website. What a treasure trove! Totally inspired creations!

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  22. Beautiful cards - I especially love the one with red and green plaid layered papers. I don't know that I would have considered putting those two plaids together - but I will now!

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  23. Gorgeous!! Your designs are always so fabulous! Thank you for the tutorials, project sheets and the chance to win such an amazing prize!! I love Graphic 45 thier products are stunning!

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  24. You are an amazingly talented artist! I love what you do with paper!! Your card set is beautiful and I look forward to seeing what else you do! Thanks for the chance to win some amazing products! G45 is my favorite company!! See you tomorrow for more of your gorgeous creations!

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  25. Love all your beautiful cards...can I expect one in the mail...I will be looking...TFS

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  26. Just love your work, and the Graphic 45 papers are to die for, they are so beautiful and lovely to work with, thanks for the opportunity to win this fantastic prize!!!

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  27. LOVE your cards and box project! You are a G45 Master! Thanks for a chance to win your stamps and ALL those GOODIES...

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  28. I have been following the cards you made for the G45 blog, and drooling all over them! Thanks for sharing your talent with us, and thanks for giving us the chance to win such an out of this world prize!

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  29. I have been following the cards you made for the G45 blog, and drooling all over them! Thanks for sharing your talent with us, and thanks for giving us the chance to win such an out of this world prize!

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  30. Oh Gloria, these are fabulous as always with your work, this is why I love coming here to get inspiration. Thank you for the opportunity to win a prize too...
    Love ~ Lady Anne xx

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  31. Gloria, I have never seen such a beautiful collection! Your talent is truly on loan from God!

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  32. Thank you, Gloria, for sharing your wonderful creations and an opportunity to win a great prize!
    Merry Christmas! Kris

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  33. I am intrigued by how each card looks so spectacularly different yet they all have a similar design thread and old-world feel because of that gorgeous paper - such talent it takes to accomplish that! These cards are mesmerizing!!!

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  34. Beautiful cards! I love how you create, the next one more beautiful....you are my favorite artist. Thank you for sharing your work, and for giving us the opportunity to win some of your art! Thank you!

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  35. Every card is just beautiful and every one is different. You are a talented lady and thank you for your inspiration. Happy holidays.

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  36. Gloria, your cards and crafts are so beautiful! It is always such a treat to see your newest creations...you are so creative and talented!

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  37. Your cards are so beautiful. Thank you for sharing and for the inspiration!

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  38. Thank you fro designing these beautiful cards.

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  39. Thank you Gloria, What a fantastic Christmas present for myself, well from you, I really love your creativity and all the art from you too.

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  40. Thanks for a chance to win your stamps and all those goodies like a big christmas gift. ;)

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  41. Thanks for sharing your beautiful work with us.

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  42. I have been following the examples on FB, and had to come and see your work on your blog. Truly inspiring - thank you so much

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  43. Beautiful creations thanks for sharing also thanks for giving away such a fab prize , all my Christmases would come at once if I was lucky enough to win
    Thanks Jude

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  44. So beautiful!!! Thanks for the giveaway!!!

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  45. Awesome cards! Thanks for the giveaway <3

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  46. wonderful cards so many great ideas thank you

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  47. Stunning cards! Thanks for the awesome giveaway and great inspiration :)

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  48. This set is beautiful....I would be honored to win it!

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  49. Absolutely stunning cards I am quite awestruck at your work. Thank you so much for sharing them with us.

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  50. I absolutely love all of these

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  51. G45 is my absolute favorite brand. These cards are to die for. I cannot wait to make them. Thank you for sharing.

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  52. I love all of the fussy cutting. I enjoy doing it myself. It really makes a difference in the way a project looks. thanks for sharing.

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  53. Thanks for the project sheets! Can't wait to see the rest!

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  54. Wow, these are
    fantastic, love them.
    Carla from Utah

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  55. Love the folding, tearing and distressing here. When you do it it's elegant not shabby!

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  56. Gorgeous cards, each one is so pretty and unique but yet they all play off of each other. I just love Graphic 45's DP and embellishments. Thank you for sharing with us.

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  57. Fantastic projects, would love to win!!

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  58. Wow so creative! Lot's of fun elements on these cards. I like the layering for adding dimension. I also like the banner and the double stamping. Very nice cards!

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  59. Gloria you give the best prizes. Since I won the last giveaway I feel as I shouldn't comment so as not to win again but I LOVE your cards and would be so happy to win. Thanks for sharing. Merry Christmas!!

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  60. You are truly a wonderful artist!! Love what you've done with this line of 45 papers.

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  61. thanks for sharing the instructions

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  62. Beautiful and you've given some other ideas!

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  63. Thanks!!! Just found your page and I am so GLAD that I did! You are amazing!

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  64. I have tried my best to make all the beautiful card designs...........GUESS WHAT, they are not as beautiful as yours.

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  65. Your cards are simple beautiful!

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  66. Count me among those who would LOVE to win! Amazing prizes, wow! These projects are pieces of art.

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  67. Gorgeous cards and a fabulous prize! Thanks for the chance!

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  68. You truly have a gift giving to you by Our Heavenly Father. We are all instructed to use our talents and gifts wisely, and you have done just that. Thank you

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  69. The cards are wonderful, you are very talented and inspiring.

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  70. Every single one of your cards is absolutely picture perfect!

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  71. Love your cards Just perfect. The texture the colors all of it.

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  72. Your card style is terrific, there are always perfect thanks for all the inspiration
    upnurse at aol dot com

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  73. Love these cards!
    Lisa K

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  74. Your cards are beautiful!!! Great prize, thanks for the chance to win!!!

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  75. I love these cards. I had just bought that stamp set. Now I have some great ideas to make with them. Thanks for your beautiful blog and a chance to win a prize!

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  76. Lovely cards and really beautiful colors! Your prize is full of some of my favorite goodies!

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  77. What a great way to get into the Christmas Spirit--- I would have loved to take this class.

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  78. I loved all your cards when I saw them on G45 pinterest and that box was a delight. Thank you for the chance to win such a fabulous give away. Hugs Suzi x

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  79. very beautiful card! Poultry looks cool ))

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  80. Wat een prachtige creaties.
    Het design papier is prachtig heb er ook besteld.Die piepers kaart sprong mij in de ogen heb jaren doedelzak bespeelt en ze is echt prachtig je kaart.
    Groetjes kom zeker langs om telkens je mooie creaties te bewonderen.
    Groetjes Doris

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  81. Thank you love the cards you are an inspiration

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  82. Ablolutely amazing. Great cards! Beautiful projects.

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  83. Beautiful Ms. Gloria .. as always! You are such an inspiration! I love all of your creations.

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  84. Gloria - it is impressive that you made these fabulous cards under their price peak and not using card stock. G45 paper is thick and with your lovely layers, your cards must have been beautifully sturdy. :)

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  85. Such beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing your amazing work with us.

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  86. beautiful cards.
    stamping sue
    http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

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  87. Fab cards... the dp is amazing! Beautiful details......

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  88. This whole project is just lovely. Thank you so much for the inspiration.

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  89. I like the cards it is amazing. And i like to try to make these cards you have shown us.
    Greetings Anneke from the Netherlands.

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  90. Wowser, gorgeous projects and an amazing prize. Happy Christmas

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  91. Amazing work!! G45 will greatly miss your talent and so will we. Your talent is awesome and I hope your health issues get resolved! Merry Christmas to you!
    Kelly

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  92. Wonderful creations, Gloria! Love how your fussy cuts...a technique I have yet to try. Lovely papers plus awesome inspirational creations, I am speechless!

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  93. Truly love your style of paper crafting. Will miss you on the G45 Blog but will be following you on your blog!

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  94. I love the G45 papers. It's hard to start cutting them for my greeting cards. I finally decided that the 6x6 paper packs were the best for me and I'm feeling better about using the paper. I was starting a museum of G45 paper. Love seeing all of the projects you've done thru the years. thanks for sharing.

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  95. Very beautiful cards....I can't imagine the time and effort that went into creating them. Thanks for sharing!

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  96. I will be making some of the cards for sure! Love your ideas! Graphic 45 is my favorite!

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  97. Me han encantado tus tarjetas, son maravillosas. En general me gustan muchísimo todos tus proyectos.

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  98. You are so talented! and such an inspiration! I love all of your work. TFS

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  99. I love all your beautiful creations. Thanks so much for sharing them with us.

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  100. Thank you for the chance to win, I will be able to enjoy making more if I do win...
    Love ~ Lady Anne xx

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  101. Gloria, I am so sorry to hear that you are stepping down from G45. You will be missed.

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  102. Gloria, your work always amazes me and this is no different! You've totally rocked this collection hon....I'm a hugh fan of your work with G45 papers.
    I always have trouble to use cardstock lol.....I am going to visit you more often...I wish you a WONDERFUL Christmas with your loved ones and a very happy new year hugs Amy ;-)

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  103. I LOVE everything you have made and love these papers and other goodies. Would love to win! Just discovered your blog and definitely am going to follow it!

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  104. What beautiful projects!!

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  105. I look forward to see what you have come up with everyday. I love G45 paper and look forward to see what you have made with them. Wish you a speedy recovery. Thank you for sharing your work with us.

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  106. I love all the details and seeing what your creativity will come up with!

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  107. So sorry to see you go Gloria! I will miss your creative inspirations... So lovely! Thank you for sharing your talents.

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  108. You will be a missed asset to the G45 creative team. Carry on!

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  109. Gloria, wow, your work is fantastic. I am a new fan of Graphic 45 and love what you have contributed. Hope you leave all your project available for viewing. Time to take care of yourself.

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  110. Gloria you are such an inspiration! Thank you!

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  111. I'm sorry that your health has caused you to cut back on designing for graphic 45. You are an amazing and talented lady and I always look forward to seeing what you create. Wishing you better health in the new year and will be looking forward to seeing your work again soon.

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  112. Gloria, your projects have always been top notch and very inspiring. I will truly miss your work! Good luck and God bless!!!

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  113. These are so beautiful! You have some serious skill!

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  114. I love everything vintage Christmas G45 and no one does it better than Gloria! Gorgeous!

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  115. What a great sense of design and style! I love the vintage look with the distressed papers. Those 12 days stamps are wonderful!

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  116. Every one of these cards is sooo gorgeous, thanks for sharing

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