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This year my neighbor covered her tree with darling little red and craft colored decorations.  Seeing them reminded me just how much I love this color combination.

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The little pinch of Stickles under the button gives a tiny bit of sparkle to the card while also helping to glue the button onto the wreath.

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The card front is cut shorter than the inside of the card.  This allows for some of the designer paper which is adhered to the inside of the card to be seen when the card is closed.

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And when you open the card, you still get to see some of the lovely red and craft paper.

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Challenges:

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: “Just A Pinch” – Used just a pinch of Stickles.

Cards in Envy: “Let It Snow”

Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge:
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Color Throwdown #373: “CTD373 Any Christmas Creation, Any Colors”

Craftyhazelnut’s Patterned Paper December Challenge: “Use Patterned Paper”

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Happy Crafting!
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Stamps: Simon Says Stamp! “Christmas 3 x 4”

Papers: PTI Vintage Cream and Pure Poppy; American Crafts “Hot Cocoa” Designer Paper

Inks: SU Real Red

Accessories: SU “Wonderful Wreath” Framelits Die and “Gold Basic Metal Button”; Stickles

Nov 242015

Thankful.  Grateful.  Just a couple of words that describe how I feel this Thanksgiving time.

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The image was stamped three times, and the little leaves were colored with Copics.

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The sentiment was cut out and popped up on foam tape.

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With card 2, the image was stamped directly onto the patterned paper.  It was also colored with Copics, die cut and popped up on foam tape.

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The white card stock was also die cut with the tree die, cut at the top and bottom of the tree so that the pieces could be separated leaving a small border around the image.  Both of these card stock pieces were also popped up on foam tape.  Love the dimension and depth this gives to the design.

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Thanks for stopping by.  Have a wonderful day!

Challenges:

Both Cards are joining the Simon Says Monday Challenge: “Thanks/Thanksgiving” and Craftyhazelnut’s Patterned Paper November Challenge.

Card 2 is playing in Pixie’s Snippets Playground-Week #204.  My favorite snippet is the little section of picket fence and the sweet snippet of patterned paper with all those darling little houses.

Oh and if you have a minute and want to see a fun and joyful dance, check this out.  My son, Jared, was in India a couple of weeks ago attending the wedding celebration of a good friend.  Jared and his girlfriend, Michelle, participated in the dancing for the bride and groom.  Fun stuff.

Happy Crafting and
Happy Thanksgiving!!
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Card 1
Stamps: SU “Lighthearted Leaves” and “Acorny Thank You”
Papers: PTI Select White and New Leaf; American Crafts “Heartland Farm” Designer Paper
Inks: SU Really Rust, Old Olive and Handsome Hunter; Copics:
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Accessories: Spellbinders “A2 Curved Border” Die

Card 2
Stamps: SU “Lighthearted Leaves” and “For All Things”
Papers: PTI Select White; Echo Park “The Story of Our Family” Designer Paper
Inks: SU Old Olive and Handsome Hunter: Copics:
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Accessories: Sequins; Martha Stewart Picket Fence Border Punch; SU “Leaflets Framelits” Die

Nov 162015

Here are three cards made with a fun new set called “Acorny Thank You.”

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This first card is a clean and simple design.

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The acorn was stamped with a water base ink and then shadowed with a Copic marker.

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This acorn uses a couple of the different patterns available in the set.
Stripes + Polka-dots = Love!

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The little heart buttons in my stash were all yellow, but this orange nut needed green.  It just did.  So I took a Copic marker and colored it.  Problem solved.

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Designer paper was used with the acorn punch for these hanging nuts.

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Magnets were placed on the tops and bottoms of each acorn for some mix and match-ability.

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All 3 Cards are joining the Simon Says Monday Challenge: “Thanks/Thanksgiving”

Card 1 is playing along in the following challenges:
Splitcoaststampers “Fall Foliage” Clean and Simple Challenge CAS351
The Card Concept #43 {Thank-Fall} Challenge.  The style is Clean and Simple.
CAS(E) this Sketch #149
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Card 3 is playing along in three challenges:
Pixie’s Snippets Playground-Week 203.  Lots of snippets of patterned paper on those acorns!
Craftyhazelnut’s Patterned Paper November Challenge
Virginia’s View Challenge #20: Texture!

Happy Crafting!
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Card 1
Stamps: SU “Acorny Thank You”, “Vintage Leaves” and “Gorgeous Grunge”
Papers: PTI Select White
Inks: SU More Mustard, Really Rust, Chocolate Chip and Old Olive; Copic: w0w3
Accessories: SU “Acorn Builder Punch”; Linen Thread

Card 2
Stamps: SU “Acorny Thank You” and “Lighthearted Leaves”
Papers: PTI Select White; Echo Park “The Story of Fall” Designer Paper
Inks: Memento Rich Cocoa; SU Pumpkin Pie and Really Rust; Copic: yg06
Accessories: Pearls; Heart Button; Gingham Ribbon; SU “Acorn Builder Punch”

Card 3
Stamps: SU “Acorny Thank You” and “Lighthearted Leaves” (Inside Sentiment)
Papers: PTI Select White; Echo Park “The Story of Fall” Designer Paper
Inks: Memento Rich Cocoa
Accessories: Twine; Organdy Ribbon; Magnetic Tape; SU “Square Lattice” Embossing Folder” and “Acorn Builder Punch”

Today is the final day to upload cards for the Dare To Get Dirty Challenges over at Splitcoaststampers, and I have five cards to share!

This first card fits into four of the challenges: DTGD15DiniA, DTGD15vdutchr, DTGD15UnderstandblueA and DTGD15LMcAree.

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This was the first time I’ve played at making a watercolor wash background and admit to using a big background stamp to help me with it.  Once the stamp was inked, I spritzed on some water and then stamped.

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This card is for the DTGDvasunshine challenge.  It may be my first Christmas card for the year.  Gotta start somewhere!

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The star is popped up on foam tape for some fun dimension.

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This third card is for the DTGD15StampmommaB challenge.  It is what I call a “recycled” card to help my hubby out of an awkward situation!Smiley.TeeHeeAni  (See below.)*

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Lots of foam tape on this image panel and the sentiment.

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*Over the years with birthdays, anniversaries, Valentine’s Day, Father’s Day and other miscellaneous occasions my DH has accumulated quite a large number of handmade cards from me.  And he doesn’t know what to do with them afterwards.  He doesn’t want to toss them.  He thinks this would hurt my feelings.  But he really doesn’t have any place to put them either.  So I decided to rescue him from his dilemma.  After he has had them out for a week or two, I take them back and recycle them.  He is TOTALLY okay with this.  In fact, I think he is relieved!  lol  It is especially fun to dress up the earlier cards.  Below is the original of the card above.  The new version is already off to my DBIL.  And he can do whatever he wants with it afterwards with no worries.  Smiley.GrinHugeAni

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Original card on Splitcoastampers..

Card four is for the DTGD15JeanneS challenge.

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This gears die seemed like the perfect companion for this Graphic 45 patterned paper.  The large butterfly is popped up on foam tape for some depth and dimension.

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Made a trip to my local craft store over the weekend and found lots of NFL goodies.  Had to have some!  Will be sending these fun stamps off to my Tucson Seahawk loving son and family.  Kinda hard for them to find much of this sort of thing there.  lol

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Made a card for fun with some of the designer Seahawk paper to go along with it all.  Added a little football brad to finish off the fun.

This card will be playing along in the DTGD15StampmommaA and DTGD15fattire7 challenges.

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Hand drew a frame around the image of Seattle and added a “12” flag at the top of the Space Needle.

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Hope that you had a chance to play in the fun DTGD challenges over at Splitcoaststampers, too!
Happy Crafting!
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Card 1:

Stamps: SU “Market Fresh”, “Watercolor Wash” and “Sprinkles of Life”

Papers: PTI Select White and Spring Rain; Watercolor Paper

Inks: Ranger Distress Worn Lipstick and Fired Brick; SU Basic Black; Memento Tuxedo Black; Copics:
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Accessories: Striped Grosgrain Ribbon; Linen Thread; Prima; Self-Adhesive Pearls

Card 2:

Stamps: PTI “Merry Little Christmas”

Papers: SU Kraft; Doodlebug Design “Home for the Holidays” Designer Paper

Inks: Tim Holtz “Old Paper”; Memento Tuxedo Blac

Accessories: Star Button; Rhinestones; Twine; Spellbinders “Stars Five” Dies

Card 3:

Stamps: SU Ancient Art, Canvas, Antique Cracking and Itty Bitty Backgrounds; PTI Birthday Basics

Papers: PTI Select White; SU Taken With Teal and Basic Black

Inks: SU Basic Black; VersaMark; White Gel Pen; Copic100

Accessories: Grosgrain Ribbon; Clip; Brads

Card 4:

Stamps: SU “Floral Wings” and “Teeny Tiny Wishes”

Papers: PTI Select White; Graphic 45 “Steampunk Spells Collection”

Inks: SU Tempting Turquoise, Ruby Red, Pumpkin Pie, Summer Sun, Old Olive, Always Artichoke and Basic Black

Accessories: Self-Adhesive Glitter Ribbon; Organdy Ribbon; Rhinestones; Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch; Memory Box “Steampunk Corner” Die

Card 5:

Stamps: Rubber Soul “Seattle”

Papers: PTI Select White; Scrapbook Customs Designer Paper

Inks: SU Night of Navy; Copic Black 0.1 Multiliner: Copics:
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Accessories: Football Brad; Self-Adhesive Glitter Ribbon

The Dare to Get Dirty Challenges are continuing over at Splitcoaststampers, and today’s card is playing along in three of them.

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The “sand” in this beach scene was made by tearing four strips of cardstock, distressing it with ink, and layering.

There is a row of embossing across the top of the card.  I love this cute little folder.

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The card is also entered into a couple of challenges out there in blogland:

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: “Anything Goes”

Seize the Birthday Challenge: “Anything Goes – Toppings Option: Embossing”

Happy Crafting!
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Stamps: SU “Tropical Party”; Hero Arts “Many Birthday Messages”

Papers: PTI Vintage Cream, Fine Linen and Tropical Teal; Pebbles “Fun in the Sun” Designer Paper

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black; SU Creamy Caramel

Accessories: Sequin; Ribbon; SU “Needlepoint Border” Embossing Folder; Fiscar’s Wave Punch

Splitcoaststampers (SCS) is the world’s largest stamping community, with more than 400,000 members of which many are Fan Club Members.  Each year several of the past and the 12 current designers at SCS (known as the Dirty Dozen) have a week long challenge-fest (40 challenges this year!) known as “Dare To Get Dirty (DTGD).” These challenges are especially for the Fan Club Members to say “Thank You” for their support.

Today is Day #1 of Dare to Get Dirty, and I am hosting a challenge which you can see HERE.  (You must be a Fan Club Member to access.) The cards that I am sharing are example cards for my challenge.

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Here’s a little tip.  I like to punch different colored circles to place behind buttons.  By doing this you can really change the look and “pop” of a button.

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This second card will be for my father-in-law’s birthday.  My hubby was recently saying how much he appreciates the fact that his dad, even in financially thin times, had a small boat that the family would enjoy all summer long.  It made for some happy family times.  He can write his dad a note on the inside to that effect.

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A little piece of twine adhered to the punched anchor adds a fun element and completes the card.

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I’ve also entered into some of my favorite blogland challenges:

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: “Anything Goes”

Craftyhazelnut’s Patterned Paper August Challenge: “Use Patterned Paper”

Stamp and Create July Challenge: “Patterns”

Hope to see you in the DTGD Galleries!!
Happy Crafting!
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Floral
Stamps: SU “Flower Patch”
Papers: PTI Vintage Cream and Dark Chocolate; Authentique “Legacy”
Inks: SU Rose Red and Always Artichoke
Accessories: Grosgrain Ribbon; Pearls; Button; SU “Flower Fair Framelits Dies”; 3/4″ Circle Punch

Nautical
Stamps: SU “The Open Sea”; Impress Sentiment
Papers: PTI Vintage Cream and Pure Poppy; SU Night of Navy; Authentique “Seaside”
Inks: SU Night of Navy: Copics: y000w000.jpg
Accessories: Martha Stewart Anchor Punch; Twine

Made a card using one of the dies from the awesome Papertrey Ink “One Liners: Happy Die” set.

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Besides cutting the die out of the plaid patterned paper, three cuts were made with white cardstock.  All four layers where glued together with the plaid piece on top.  It was then placed back into the cutout on the plaid paper.  Love the dry embossed look this creates.

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When I ordered this die set I accidentally ordered two sets. Smiley.SheDidItAni

But that’s great news for someone.  So… how about some blog candy!

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BLOG CANDY:
If you are interested in winning this fun die set, just comment below on this post.  Begin your comment with the word “Candy” so that I know you want to be included in the drawing.  A random entry will be drawn on Tuesday, July 21st.  That’s one week from this posting.  (Please enter only once.)

Challenges:

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Anything Goes

Sister Act Card Challenge #114: Anything Goes

Craftyhazelnut’s Patterned Paper July Challenge: Use Patterned Paper

This card is also playing along in the Color Challenge over at Splitcoaststampers.

Happy Crafting!
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Stamps: PTI “Think Big Favorites #12”

Papers: PTI Select White and Royal Velvet; Authentique “Suave” Designer Paper

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black; SU Perfect Plum

Accessories: PTI “One Liners: Happy Die”; “Buttons; Grosgrain Ribbon; Tim Holtz “Bubble Layering” Stencil

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Have a couple of flowery cards today.  This first one uses SU’s Birthday Blossoms.

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After punching out the main flower I curled the petals slightly before adhering it to the main image panel.

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There were a few challenges in mind while making this card.  Check them out!

Papertake Weekly Challenge: Take Your Pick – Product Theme: Pearls

Addicted to Stamps Challenge #151: Anything Goes

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Going Dotty!

Seize the Birthday: Anything Goes – Optional Red, White and Blue!

This second card uses a stamp set with some matching dies.

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The mason jar was stamped on the card base and colored.  A jar was then die cut using acetate which was adhered over the stamped and colored jar.  The tape can be hidden under the twine and sentiment so that it doesn’t show through the acetate.

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Just a couple of challenges here:

Splitcoaststampers CAS332 Challenge: Mason Jar

Less Is More Week 231 Color Challenge: Red, White & Blue

Happy Crafting!
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Birthday Blossoms

Stamps: SU “Birthday Blossoms”; PTI “Inside & Out: Birthday II”

Papers: PTI Select White and Hawaiian Shores; Doodlebug Designs “Hello Sunshine” Designer Paper

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black; White Gel Pen; Copics:
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Accessories: Recollections Self-Adhesive Pearls; Prima; Dotted Organdy Ribbon; Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch; SU Pansy Punch

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Stamps: SU “Perfectly Preserved”

Papers: PTI Select White

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black; SU Real Red and Pink Passion; Copics:
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Accessories: Acetate; Baker’s Twine; SU Framelits “Cannery Set”; 1″ Corner Rounder Punch

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In the past I have created similar Mother’s Day cards for my mother-in-law and my 2 daughters-in-law.  The only difference in the cards would usually be in the color(s) used.  This year, however, they use different images and are all unique… made special for each woman.  The cards being shared today are for my daughters-in-law.  I love both of them so much and am so grateful for the wonderful mothers that they are to my precious grandchildren.

The image panel has been popped up on foam tape and some scalloped lace tucked under the bottom edge.

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This card has been entered into a few challenges.

Simon Says Stamp Monday:  “Anything Goes” 

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday:  “Anything Goes”

Sister Act Card Challenge #104:  “Anything Goes”

Craftyhazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge: “May 2015”

Had fun with this little flower image by stamping it twice in each “color.”  The first time the image was completely inked with the lighter tone and then stamped. Then, using a marker, a slightly darker tone was applied on just part of the image and stamped over the lighter tone.

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It’s a 2-step image with just 1 stamp! Smiley.Yes1Ani

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This card is playing along in the Splitcoaststampers Featured Stamper Challenge #430.

Happy Crafting!
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Card 1:
Stamps: SU “I Like You” and “Teeny Tiny Wishes”
Papers: PTI Select White; SU Garden Green; Simple Stories “I Am” Designer Paper
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black; Copics:
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Accessories: Rhinestones; Michael’s Lace Adhesive Trim

Card 2:
Stamps: SU “Painted Petals”; Flourishes “Siberian Iris”
Papers: PTI Select White; SU Always Artichoke
Inks: SU Always Artichoke, Lavendar Lace, Ballet Blue, Summer Sun, Only Orange, Pixie Pink and Real Red
Accessories: SU Tag Punch and Grosgrain Ribbon; Sizzix “Scallop Heart Doily Set: Lace Handkerchief” Embossing Folder

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It may be raining outside, but inside there’s a bright and sunny card to share.

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Used a few different punches for the picket fence and flower.  The flower punch was used for the leaves, too, which were than cut out and adhered between flower layers.

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Challenges:

Splitcoaststampers Free for All #270: “Mad for Gingham”

Fusion: “Happy Days!”:
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Seize the Birthday: “Anything Goes Birthday”

Monday Mood Board #9:
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Simon Says Stamp: “Work It Wednesday”

Stamp and Create April Challenge: “Anything Goes”

Happy Crafting!
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Stamps: SU “Petal Potpourri” and “Butterfly Basics”

Papers: PTI Lemon Tart, Spring Rain and New Leaf; Doodlebug Design “Hello Sunshine”

Inks: SU Real Red and Garden Green

Accessories: SU “Flower Medallion” Punch; Martha Stewart Fence Border Punch; 1″ Circle Punch; Kaiser Pearl; Grosgrain Ribbon

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