Saturday, November 19, 2016

Holiday Photo Card Blog Hop - Post from Nov. 16


Paper Smooches is excited to be a part of a super fun blog hop!
It’s about holiday cards that incorporate a personal photo. 
Here are the FABULOUS prizes:

·       Two yearly subscriptions to LiveLoveCards.com
·       $25 gift certificate to Simon Says Stamp
·       $25 gift certificate to Ellen Hutson
·       $30 gift certificate to Altenew
·       MISTI (or mini MISTI!) from My Sweet Petunia
·       $25 gift certificate to Paper Smooches
·       $25 gift certificate to Lawn Fawn
·       $25 gift certificate to My Favorite Things

Winners will be selected at random from the comments left on each blog hop stop.  Be sure to leave a comment on each stop to increase your chances to win!  Leave your comments by Tuesday, November 22, 2016, 11:59pm CT.  Seven winners will be announced on LiveLoveCards on Wednesday, November 23rd, just in time for Black Friday.  :)

This is an inspirational blog hop...so we hope we have encouraged you to send out holiday cards with your own personal photo on them.



...and here is my card :)

I used Our Paper Smooches Poinsettia DiesPinked Circle Dies and Be Merry stamp set.
I stamped the sentiment and cut the tag around it..then I cut the green paper with the Pinked Circle die and added it under the sentiment.  I wrapped twine around my card and tied it through a hole that i punched in the circle tag.  I then assembled my Poinsettia with our die set.  I added gold sequins to the center of my flower to give it a festive look and pull from the lights in my photo.



Thank you so much for joining us!
Smooches!
Kim

223 COMMENTS:

  1. Love how you used the sequins on the poinsettia! Very beautiful card. Thanks for the inspiration.
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  2. Love the poinsettia! The sequined center is so creative! Great job.
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  3. Lovely card and gorgeous poinsettia!!!!
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  4. This is a classic photo card with such a beautiful accent. Love it!
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  5. Awesome card Kim! the Poinsettia is the perfect touch and only adds to your beautiful photo of you and the Hubs! :D TFS
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  6. So stylisch and perfect for christmas!
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  7. Nice mix of photo and crafting.
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  8. Love the poinsettia! your card is gorgeous
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  9. What a great idea for quick assembly with stunning results ... thanks for sharing with us and LOVE the photo of you both!!
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  10. Such an awesome card Kim...love the pic!
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  11. I love the poinsettia die! It's so pretty.
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  12. Love this, the sequins were the perfect touch to pull in the Christmas tree!
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  13. This is so pretty! Great photo, by the way! The layered poinsettia is lovely!
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  14. Handsome couple....cute card.
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  15. Like the photo, tree & look of this. The Poinsettia has wonderful dimension. I rcvd my Paper Smooches order the other day and made a Thanksgiving card with Jive turkey so far. Was hoping that there would be a die set for Jive Turkey but know that it is an older stamp set that you were clearancing.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"
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  16. So beautiful, that flower is gorgeous!
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  17. The poinsettia is a fabulous touch.
    It makes the card so festive.
    And what a great looking couple!
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  18. Beautiful embellishment to a super cute photo. Love the gold sequins in the flower - it does bring out the twinkle lights. Genius!
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  19. Great idea! What a wonderful
    use for all the Christmas dies I have. WOW! I never send Christmas picture cards because I only though of the ones you order! 
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  20. Love the dimension and depth and simplicity of your photo card. So cheerful.
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  21. Very cute and I love the polka dots. The sequin center is so original. Thanks for the great idea.
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  22. Nice picture. Lovely card
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  23. so so so cute.. I love how it all ties together... thanks so much for sharing.
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  24. Super cute card, love the embellishments!
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  25. Love your design - so pretty and colorful.
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  26. Love poinsettias and gorgeous card!
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  27. Pretty card, great idea to use gold sequins for the center of your poinsettia!
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  28. A photo that's front and centre for a photo card...perfect and simple. 
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  29. Your poinsettia adds to the beauty of your card
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  30. The gold sequins are a great addition. Lovely card.
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  31. Love your card!
    so pretty!
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  32. Such a beautiful Christmas card Kim!! I love your poinsettia flower😊
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  33. WOW so pretty.
    Love foto cards.
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  34. Lovely card. The gold sequins make a WOW statement on the poinsettia.Thanks for the inspiration.
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  35. Lovely card. The gold sequins make a WOW statement on the poinsettia.Thanks for the inspiration.
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  36. These dies compliment the photo perfectly! Just RIGHT!
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  37. The poinsettia makes that cute card just... pop! TFS! :-)
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  38. Lovely card and the poinsettia looks Wonderful !
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  39. The traditional colors are so elegant!
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  40. How classy and gorgeous! Love the poinsettia with its sequined center. 
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  41. Beautiful & festive still letting the photo take center stage--love this!
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  42. I love the poinsettia!! Beautiful card. Thank you for sharing.
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  43. Beautiful design! Love the way you've used the sequins. Thanks for sharing. 
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  44. This is just lovely! Love poinsettias (always try to buy a red, white & pink one every year). My family does a photo card every year and it's so fun to collect them and see the changes in every one every year.
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  45. Nice photo card and the poinsettia was an added plus. I save
    all the photo cards I get.
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  46. Love all the layers and die cuts along with the choice of papers!
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  47. Perfect accents to the photo card.
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  48. What a great photo!
    I love the poinsettia!
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  49. Cute card.Thanks for sharing
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  50. Beautiful! the poinsettia and the sequins add the perfect touch.
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  51. What a beautiful card, I love the cluster on the side of the photo (especially that beautiful, full poinsettia:)!
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  52. Nice. Very classy and elegant.
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  53. Great photo and cute card!
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  54. Beautiful photo card! Love the sequins in the poinsettia.
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  55. I love your poinsettia and the way the focus stays on your picture.
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  56. Great love the card - very nice picture!
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  57. Beautiful card! Love the sequins in the poinsettia.
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  58. Love everything about this card!!!
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  59. Super cute, Kim! Love how you chose a photo with a Christmas tree in it to act as an additional embellishment, without any work required on your part! The sequins in the middle of the pointsetia are beautiful. So fun participating in this hop with you today : ) Hugs, Kelly
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  60. Your card is so beautiful! I love that poinsettia.
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  61. Beautiful card. Thank you for sharing
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  62. I like your card layout, it's a classic look! Thanks for sharing your ideas. Hope to be a lucky winner of the blog candy!
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  63. This is such a lovely card!
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  64. LOVE this so much!! love the poinsettia and the tag, so pretty!
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  65. what a lovely way to send and keep a memory
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  66. How pretty--love the flower.
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  67. How fabulous! GREAT photo and FABULOUS poinsettia! Merry Merry!
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  68. simple but has a big impact. thanks for sharing
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  69. Fabulous card with picture!
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  70. Lovely card. Thanks for sharing.

    Linda D. 
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  71. Great card.
    The picture is framed by the tree
    and the paper/poinsettia.
    thanks for sharing.
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  72. Sweet card with traditional christmas color, I like it :)
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  73. Love your photo card! Such a beautiful photo and wonderful accents for it.
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  74. Absolutely adorable card! I love the sequins on the poinsettia.
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  75. Love the sequins in the middle of the flower. Love the twine too.
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  76. So cute and actually doable! I love that!!!!!
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  77. Handsome couple! Love your poinsettia die.
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  78. Lovely card and
    the paper band
    really adds to
    it.
    Carla from Utah 
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  79. Beautiful card. Loving the b&w photo
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  80. Great card and I am loving that poinsettia die.
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  81. I love the design layout of your photo and your embellishments. Lovely counterpoint to your happy faces an the garland in the photo. Great work.
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  82. So cute card and handsome couple, too!
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  83. Such a nice card. I'm really loving poinsettias this year.
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  84. Such a pretty swoon-inducing poinsettia card for an absolutely marvelous photo of you two, Kim! Gorgeous and handsome! Thank you for the impressive, heart-warming inspiration!
    ~carol
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  85. Great card. I love the detail on the poinsettia 
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  86. Love the addition of sequins to the poinsettia. Great card. Thanks for sharing!
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  87. Simple and nice card, love it!
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  88. Love the poinsietta. Very pretty!
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  89. Really beautiful card. Love the poinsettia. 
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  90. Beautiful card and photo. tfs...
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  91. Lovely photo card! great use of the poinsetita embellishment :D
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  92. I love the classic look and colors 
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  93. This is so pretty, Kim! I love the colors and the poinsettia on the side!
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  94. Lovely card. Love the poinsettia accent. Thank you for sharing
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  95. Very cute! I like the layers of texture and shine that your card has. Thanks for sharing!
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  96. Photo cards are so much fun and I really love this! You are so adorable! Thanks for the inspiration!
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  97. Beautiful photo card, love the add on embellishments you added to it!
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  98. Love the sequins on the poinsettia; great idea!
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  99. This card is so lovely and I love the poinsettia and sequin centre as the embellishment.
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  100. Lovely Card and love the Poinsettas
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  101. Love how you made this!!
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  102. Pretty card, photo cards are the best!
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  103. How sweet...love the poinsettia embellishment!
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  104. What a classic look. A the flower is a nice way to add to to photo card. Thank you for sharing. 
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  105. Beautiful card and photo, I love the poinsettia and your design with the cute tag and red dots paper. 
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  106. Beautiful card! I love the poinsettia on the right--it really fits with the photo well.
    Take care!
    Michele
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  107. Adorable! I love the poinsettia and the gold sequins are the cherry on top :) 
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  108. beautifully done! i really like that the poinsettia is an accent and the sequins are wonderful center.
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  109. Pretty flower. Love that you filled the center with sequins. TFS
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  110. I can't wait for my daughter to get home this weekend. This blog hop has inspired me to do a photo card for Christmas. Thanks for sharing!
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  111. Pretty card. Thank U for the blog hop and ideas
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  112. The perfect accent for a wonderful photo. Well done. TFS
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  113. A really lovely card! (And a handsome couple, I might add!)
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  114. The perfect setting for your lovely photo.
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  115. Such a pretty photo card! Loved your poinsettia, happy holidays!
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  116. Very pretty card and I love the poinsettia embellishment. 
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  117. This is such a cute photo of the two of you in front of the tree! I enjoy photo cards as they let us know how you are doing by looking at the twinkle in your eye!
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  118. Wonderful card! The sequins in the center of the flower is the perfect touch.
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  119. I love poinsettias and the flower and twine bow set off your picture just perfectly.
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  120. I love your red flower and the card is beautiful. The card really compliments your picture!
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  121. cute photo and I love your choice of embellishments!
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  122. Wonderful idea and fun blog hop!!!!
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  123. I love the poinsettia! It really pops with the photo!
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  124. I love it...the poinsettia is very pretty! Great holiday card!
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  125. Great photo - great card! The poinsettia is lovely! Thanks for sharing for this hop. :)
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  126. Sweet card and great photo!!
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  127. Pretty design for a photo card. The poinsettia just makes it so perfect and festive.
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  128. Cute card! A good mass producing type of design, which is what I need!
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  129. Love those poinsettia dies! I'm thinking I need to try a photo/crafted card mash-up next Christmas. :)
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  130. Great way to personalize a photo card!
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  131. Pretty photo card- love the poinsettia die cuts. 
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  132. That is a Happy Christmas card indeed!
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  133. Very nice...the die cuts really add something, too!
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  134. I'm loving the classic photo card look of this one!
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  135. Thank you for sharing your talent with all of us!
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  136. So pretty - thank you for sharing your creativity!
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  137. I love your card and your products!!
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  138. Pretty and simple card idea.
    Jean McGee
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  139. Fun hop love the photo cards
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  140. What a beautiful card! ❤️❤️❤️❤️ Paper Smooches!!
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  141. So pretty! I love your gorgeous poinsettia! What a fabulous design and photo!
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  142. Nice design and very doable.
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  143. Lovely card really great for the Holidays! Thanks for sharing!!!
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  144. I love all the different ideas for photo cards!
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  145. Great idea! Thanks for sharing!
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  146. Pretty card. Love the look...elegant. The poinsettia is beautiful. Thank you for sharing.
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  147. Elegant and great for mass producing!
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  148. Awesome card! Love the overall design and the fabulous embellishments. 
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  149. What could be more in keeping with the season! Lovely.
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  150. Fabulous photo design for Christmas cards.
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  151. Very elegant! I love poinsettias. Thanks for sharing!
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  152. Beautiful way to embellish a photo 
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  153. Beautiful holiday picture! Love the poinsettia embellishment!
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  154. Lovely card. great design for mass production. I really like the poinsettia with the sequin centre. 
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  155. Beautiful card, love all the little details!
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  156. Cute card! Thanks for sharing!

25 comments:

  1. Glad you're finally back up! What a delightful flower on your sweet pic!!

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  2. Very nice...love the poinsettia!

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  3. Lovely card but still simple enough to do in bulk.

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  4. Great photo! Love the poinsettia with the sequin center!

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  5. This is adorable! Great picture too!

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  6. Lovely photo card, fun to see how you used the polka dotted paper with the poinsettia.

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  7. Just amazing what a few embellishments will do to a photo card. Love the sequins

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  8. This is fantastic!! I have always wanted to do this but just do not have the time to do it for all the people I would have to make it for!! Thanks for sharing this awesome design!!

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  9. Lovely photo and beautiful way to highlight it!

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  10. Hi Kim,
    Beautiful photo and a lovely card! My favorite elements are the gold sequins and the way you wrapped the baker's twine around the card and through the pinked circle.

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  11. So cute! I usually don't do photo cards though. Maybe something new to try next year.

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  12. Beautiful Christmas card, Kim! Love the embellishments you added to the photo :-)

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  13. This is such a beautiful card design! Thanks a lot for sharing!

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  14. Very nice photo holiday card. The Smooches poinsettia die is a must for the holiday cards. Thanks for sharing.
    Joyce Soo Hoo

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  15. Just beautiful! Love the poinsettia! Perfect for this!

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  16. Cool card and embellishments! Love your creativity and the way you use stamps in multiple designs! Thank you for sharing your creativity!

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  17. What a beautiful and adorable photo card. Love your poinsettia, too. We love sending photo cards for Holiday and thank you for the inspiration how to decorate it!

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