Monday, July 6, 2009

Crafty Secrets DT Challenge-Tutorials and a Crafty Secrets Give-a-way!!

You are in for a real treat today--it's another Crafty Secrets Design Team Challenge and for this month our challenge was to do a tutorial using any of the Crafty Secrets products we would like. I can't wait to see what the other girls have come up with! I'm sure they will all have Fabulous projects to share with you!!

Here is a list of the other Crafty Secrets DT Members and their Blogs
Also this month is my turn to be able to have a drawing for a $30.00 Gift Certificate that Sandy Redburn, owner of Crafty Secrets is so generously giving away!! All you have to do is leave a comment here on my blog--tell me what you love about Crafty Secrets and if you have any favorite products. You will have until 10am tomorrow and then after that I will pick a winner and post it on my blog. Please make sure in your comment that we will have some way to contact you--Thanks!!

Ok, now on to my tutorial for today. For my project I made a little ensemble that could be used for a wine and cheese party. I made an invitation to the party and a napkin with a glass charm for the party. To make the ensemble I used three stamp sets from Crafty Secrets, Mouse Party, Wine Lovers & Coffee & Tea. I have taken it back to some of the basics and for my tutorial I will be showing you how I did all of the masking to be able to add several images together.I am going to start with the napkin. When stamping on a napkin you want to make sure you place a piece of cardstock under the first layer so the ink won't bleed through. I started out by making a mask for my mouse image.If you have never done masking it is pretty simple but I think the key to having the layers of your images meet right up with each other is to stamp on a very light weight paper (post-it notes work Great!) and to cut the image a little smaller then what it really is. When cutting the image out I try to cut slightly inside the lines. First I stamped the image on the napkin and then I placed the mask on top of it. To get my mask to stay in place I used a little dab of 2-way glue and wait for it to dry. Once it is dry it will be a little sticky (kind of like a post-it note) and the mask will stay in place. Then I stamped the wine glass image.Then I peeled off the mask, stamped a sentiment and colored in the image with Copic markers.Here is the finished napkin. I also inked the edges just to give it a more vintage look.Here is a picture of the card I created. I also did some masking on the card and I will show you all the steps.I started out with a piece of 5-1/2'' x 5-1/2'' white cardstock and I stamped the images of the grapevine of the top and sides.Next I wanted to add the images of the mouse with the cheese. The mouse is one stamp and the piece of cheese is another but for this card I wanted it to appear as though the mouse was carrying three pieces of cheese. To line up the placement for the mouse and the cheese I placed the mouse stamp where I wanted it to be on the paper and then I added a cut out of the cheese. Doing this helps me to see where I will need to stamp the images of the cheese.I start with the top piece of cheese, stamp it and then cover with a mask and then stamp the second piece. Then peel the mask off of the first piece and put it on top of the second piece. Stamp the third piece and then cover with a mask and stamp the mouse image. Here is what the image should look like when you are done.The next image I masked was the lady holding the wine glass. I started by stamping the image of the woman and then covering it with a mask and then stamping the wine glass image.Then I added a few more images towards the bottom.Once I had all of the images on then I colored the entire piece using my Copic markers. These are all of the Copic colors I used for coloring in the images.I wanted to give the card more of a vintage look so I did a little distressing with some inks. The first ink I used was Antique Linen and I covered the entire piece. Next I distressed the edges of the cardstock and then I added the Vintage Photo Ink to the edges and I also crinkled up the edges a little.I wanted to add a little sparkle to the wine glass so I filled in the wine glass with crystal effects and sprinkled on some glitter. I also added glitter to the grapevines. While the glitter and glue were drying I made a tag with the sentiment and inked the edges with Vintage Photo and Dusty Concord Inks. I add some form tape to the back of the tag and did a fun ribbon treatment to the card front.I also made a charm for a wine glass using one of the stamped images from Wine Lovers.Here is a close-up. To make the glass charm I used the Classic Circles, Classic Scalloped Circles and Double Ended Tags die templates from Spellbinders.Supplies~
Paper-WorldWin-Lovely Lilac, Forest Green, Georgia Pacific-White
Stamps-Mouse Party, Wine Lovers, Coffee& Tea
Ink-Tsukineko-Memento Tuxedo Black, Ranger-Antique Linen, Vintage Photo, Dusty Concord
Other~Spellbinders-Wizard, Double Ended Tags S3-149, Standard Circles Sm. S4-116, Classic Scalloped Circles Sm. S4-125, Copic -Markers (as shown in the picture), Crystal Effects, Glitter, 2-Way Glue Pen, Foam Tape, Cotton Balls, Purple Ribbon, Brads, Napkin, Wine Glass

Thank you so much for stopping by today!! I hope you enjoyed the tutorial! Don't forget to check out the other Crafty Secrets DT Members Blogs (listed above) and don't forget to leave a comment for your chance to win the $30.00 Crafty Secrets Gift Certificate!!

Hope you have a great day!

Smiles!
Heidi

129 comments:

  1. OMG You are truly amazing GIRL, LOVE IT!!!!!! You ROCK!!!

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  2. This is awesome!!!! Love the tutorial!

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  3. Love your glass charms! I love the vintage look to Crafty Secrets products!

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  4. Really beautiful! And great way to use those two sets together!

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  5. This is fantastic! Great thinking" out of the box" on this one! Everything is gorgeous!

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  6. These are fabulous projects!
    I never used CS' stamps before...hmmm, I have to put on my wish list! LOL! But I do love their Cotton Scraps as I used them recently...heehee!

    Great job, Heidi! Thanks for the inspiring and enabling! xoxoxo

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  7. This is too cute. I love all Crafty Secrets items, especially the stamps and scraps. The fabric images are cool also.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  8. OMG great tutorial and beautiful card,love the wine glass tag stunning work
    Oh tell e what not to love about Crafty Secrets I just adore it ALL

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  9. Great tutorial! I love, love, love the vintage feel of Crafty Secrets products. I zm so in love with the new mouse set!

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  10. Thanks for sharing your fabulous ideas!

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  11. WOWOOWOWOW! I loveeeee this one! ty ty...luv your stuff all the time anyhow tho lol...Cher

    hilly77@comcast.net

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  12. Thanks for the great tutorial, Heidi! I couldn't pick one favorite thing about Crafty Secrets--I love it all! Maybe the stamps, but it's all fabulous! Thanks for all your inspiration!

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  13. well darn..forgot to tell what I like most..of course tutorials! but..the stamps are also rockin! ty Cher

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  14. Wooohoo!! Crafty Secrets is one of my absolute MOST favorite companies!! I love Sandy and their high quality clear stamps. The designs are vintage, unique and supremely charming! The alterables are super fun, the cotton scraps are fun, and they have sooooo much that other companies don't! Love their booths too at the conventions!

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  15. I love this, esp the little mousie and the wine glass, sooo funny.

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  16. My favorite heartwarming sets are the vintage stamps like the sewing machine set..........and the stamps showing the beauties of nature

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  17. P.S. ccriscat email is:
    ccriscat@verizon.net
    Thanks for being there with your wonderful product

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  18. thanks for the chance to win something! I always get so inspired by all the artists and the creations!

    Mindy in Central Fla.

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  19. OH WOW!!! How creative! I NEVER would have come up with this incredible idea! TOTALLY AWESOME! Thanks so much for the fantastic tutorial! :) This will be so easy to follow! My favorite part of Crafty Secrets is the unique vintage flair! It just really appeals to me! ;)

    Freida
    freida38801@yahoo.com

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  20. just read thru again....going home after work and getting out my "housewife" stamps and making something!!

    Mindy in Central Florida.

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  21. Very cute! Love your tutorial! I love the use of all the different stamps you put together!

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  22. Thanks for hosting a blog give away. Your project is inspiring! I love my Kitchen Classics stamp set from Crafty Secrets!! There are so many cute images to use on projects on this one stamp set that I am always using it.

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  23. Cindy HolshouserJuly 6, 2009 at 1:35 PM

    I love everything about H. Vintage! The vintage look of the stamps is just so fun and I am drawn to anything vintage. Your wine set is adorable.

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  24. Oh Heidi, this is just the cutest thing! If I were to receive a napkin and coaster like that, I'd keep it FOREVER! How adorable. You are extremely talented. Thanks for sharing it.
    Debbie Kaste

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  25. Oh Heidi, this is just adorable. If I were to get a napkin and coaster like that, I'd keep it forever. How cute!!! Thanks for sharing. You sure are talented!

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  26. Great tutorials,Thanks for the chance to win candy.
    Jocelan P

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  27. What a fun idea! I love the versatility of their products and I enjoy using their paper images!! Thanks for the tutorial and the chance to play !

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  28. I love everything! hehee Thanks for the tutorial. :)

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  29. All of your projects are FABULOUS, CREATIVE & UNIQUE! Well done! One of my favorite stamps sets I use a lot is from Crafty Secrets!

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  30. Love the crafty secrets stamps! Im new to the stamping scene and these are the cutest I've seen! I love the vintagey look and the detail work. Cant wait to try out the sets I just got. Love em!

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  31. I love the Paper Pads. All those gorgeous vintage designs and already coordinated for me. The papers remind me of my favorite quilting fabrics.

    yerbud@juno.com

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  32. Hello Heidi, What a fabulous set! Thank you for the tutorial - plenty to work on there. Thank you also for the opportunity to win wonderful blog candy. I've never used CS products before and so when I looked on their website I was amazed at their range. I fell in love with so many of the stamp sets - especially the bird sets!
    Hugs, Anne. dinkuminkum at yahoo dot co dot nz

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  33. I love the great detail in Crafty secret stamps. You get a great image everytime. :) Thanks for the inspiration.

    Lori Washburn

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  34. Wow! What a great job you did on the napkin and invite! I really enjoy Crafty Secrets stamps for two reasons. First, I just adore good vintage images. And second, these stamps, with all their detail, just stamp really, really well. They're great!

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  35. What a wonderful tutorial and projects! I love everything that Crafty Secrets has, the stamps, the paper, the cotton scraps. I love the vintage feel they all have.
    tmariestamps@comcast.net

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  36. Thanks so much for the chance to see all the marvelous inspirations the Crafty Secrets Team turns out...its wonderful!!!

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  37. Heidi, your tutorial is incredible. You certainly have a good eye for color!

    I have been loving the Creative Scraps by Crafty Secrets lately. I've made up a bunch of garden cards that I love sending out! Crafty Secrets has a style all of their own. Very vintage, and very fun!

    Thanks for sharing your talent with us!

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  38. Thanks for the clear explanation in the tutorial! Masking finally makes sense! Loved the project...so much fun!!!

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  39. Loved the tutorial! And what a fun project idea! Thanks!!

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  40. What I like most is the customer service-it's like shopping with friends. Everyone is so helpful, quick to respond to questions, and seem to appreciate my quirky sense of humour. As for product-any and all the Halloween stuff they have. It all rocks and I intend to have all of it by the end of August!

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  41. Your crafty secrets "wine & cheese card" is so cute. I love the old vinatge look. You always have amazing stuff on your blog, my sister, Terre Fry is always telling me to check out your latest stuff.

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  42. Great tutorial! I love CS vintage! I own all the stickers, booklets, scraps, and several stamp sets.

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  43. Love the tutorials
    Love crafty secrets because the vintage images are soo childlike you just have to smile.Love the doll book best but then i was a paper doll book child.

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  44. I love the sweet images they do of bugs & bunnies and little kids.& I love their stickers & notebooks that have the vintage images in them.

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  45. What great ideas! Who knew that you could stamp on napkins! I love the Crafty Secret clear stamps, especially the vintage look! laura j

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  46. WOW fantastic, this is the first time I have visited your blog but I will be visiting often.

    Snow

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  47. Thanks for a great tutorial!!! Can't wait to get those Copic markers, and start playing with them. Crafty Secrets? A great place to browse, get ideas, find great stamps, and wonderful people!!!

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  48. I just got into vintage thing and I can't wait to get some stamps etc. to make some new cards!

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  49. I just got into the vintage look and would love to get some stamps with this look!

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  50. I love Crafty Secrets!! Your style complements them very well. I love
    the wine motif. I wish I could barrow your brain for a day (LOL)
    Thank You for sharing:)

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  51. What a great project! And the tutorial was so helpful!

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  52. Oh, how cute. Love the tutorials and coloring with copics.
    Candy Rude

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  53. I have been to all the blogs and I am beyond wowed... amazing work. I love what you did... great idea. I am going to try your idea of stamping on a napkin and making wine charms. Super cute!

    Thanks for sharing.

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  54. love the vintage feel of CS, soooo many must haves, especially the fall goodies.

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  55. I love using the cotton scraps in my cards they are so unique and beautiful.

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  56. What a great tutorial. We have a new wine place that just opened up and they could customize their own napkins. How cool.

    I would have to say that my favorite Crafty Secrets set is Seaside. It brings me back to the calmness of the ocean. Love that when a stamp can take you to a different place in your mind. Thanks for sharing your tutorial. It is wonderful.

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  57. great tutorial!
    thanks for the chance to win!!

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  58. Hi Heidi,
    What a great tutorial. I can't wait to check out the rest of the DT's ideas...I know they'll be fantastic!

    I LOVE everything about Crafty Secrets. The fun vintage feel to the designs, the versatility of all the pieces (stamps, stickers, booklets, fabric scraps)and the inspiration that comes from Sandy and all of the design team. Love it all!
    Thank you for sharing!

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  59. I have never tried Craft Secrets stamps. They're a bit over my budget, but I would LOVE to own a set. They have the prettiest stamps sets out of anyone.

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  60. Thanks for the chance to win! I love Crafty Secrets vintage stamp designs. Thanks for the tutorial!

    C Burke

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  61. Heidi:

    I love EVERYTHING about Crafty Secrets, but I love the vintage stamp sets best of all. I am alway so excited to see your posts. Your ideas are fabulous! I enjoy your tutorials and inspiration so very much! Thanks for the chance to win some great Blog Candy!

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  62. Crafty Secrets ROCKS!!!!!! I want it all. ms.cheryl

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  63. Thank you girls for these wonderful tutorials. They are fantastic. I love the mice...too cute!

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  64. That was great I just got my first 3 sets of stamps and I really needed that ,Love your tutorial,I love the vintage look of there stamps ,I want more ,going to cross my fingers. Sarah makeacard@yahoo.com

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  65. Heidi, I just love the way you showed step by step how you created this project - thanks so very much. That's such a big help. There's no way I could choose one favorite thing about Crafty Secrets - there are many!!

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  66. What an adorable project! LOVE those little mice. I love that Crafty Secrets celebrates vintage - my favorite. I'm a stamp girl (already have the Bird Notes set), but I am very intrigued by the Homespun Cotton Scraps - I'd love to try them! Thanks for a chance to win!

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  67. Great tutorial Heidi and sweet card! I love the vintage images that Crafty Secrets produces. I especially like the Quality and detail that each set gives me. Thanks for a chance to win more CS goodies!
    Cynthia O.
    Olheiser@clearwire.net

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  68. WOW! Truly FABULOUS projects!!!!! I'd have to say right now my fav Crafty Secrets is the Domestic Goddess sheets. TOO CUTE! =)

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  69. Thanks, Heidi, for the great, detailed tutorial and the chance to win. I love vintage and H. Vintage is my fave. I love all the stamps and have used the stickers for years.

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  70. This is awesome, what a wonderful thing to do and tutorial is fab!! I love Crafty secrets materials. They are so elegant.

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  71. Excellent tutorial. Thank you so much for sharing your talent and being such an amazing inspiration! I love the detailed breath-taking vintage flair of crafty secrets.
    Cathy ckidzone@earthlink.net

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  72. WOW Heidi! You have outdone yourself again! I love coming to your blog and I LOVE vintage!!
    You always come up with the greatest idea's!
    Thanks for being an enabler! I love it!!
    hugz
    deb

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  73. love your project it is awesome
    I won stamps from CS and love love love them did i say love bird song so pretty
    Hugs
    Norine

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  74. WOW! How truly creative you are! Just when I think you couldn't out do yourself, you always do!!! Thank you for sharing!

    I love Crafty Secrets products but my very favorite is the "Words from the Heart" collection.

    JanetP (janetpurdy@eatlink.ca)

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  75. I love the vintage style of Crafty Secrets products. I have always wondered where everyone purchased products for altered style projects and now I know. I especially love the kitchen style products.

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  76. Wow, Im getting so many ideas from everyone today!!!
    I love the vintage Domestic Goddess images..!!
    Great tutorials!

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  77. Terrific tutorial Heidi! Loved all of the tutorials in fact. Don't own any CS stamps but have added them to my wish list! Would love to be a winner!

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  78. What gorgeous projects!Crafty Secrets is my favorite company...I love their designs and the quality of everything they make is excellent!

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  79. I love the spellbinders you can do so many things with them. I love your site becasue you show what you used and how to make what your sharing with us.

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  80. OMG! Awesome tutorial:D I love Crafty Secrets for many reasons, but primarily because the style is unique and vintage.

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  81. Today is the first time I saw the crafty secrets products. I like the artwork because it is uncommon in todays products. Clear font stamps are also a favorite because they are so easy to work with on an acrylic block.

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  82. Great tutorial!!! I love the vintage look of the Crafty Secrets.

    Thanks for the chance to win.

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  83. You did a great job on this tutorial. Love your work. Really enjoy the vintage look of the Crafty Secrets Line.

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  84. I love Crafty Secrets products. Thanks for sharing with us today.

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  86. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

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  87. I love all the vintage items you have to offer. I have bought the booklets and the Cotton Scraps and ribbon. I made some cards from the booklets and everyone in my card group wanted those pictures and a lot of them went to your website and bought them. They are irrisistable. Keep up the good work.

    cj boyce
    480-451-1348

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  88. I love the stamps...your tutorial was great!

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  89. Love your work. Crafty Secret is a great and creative product.

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  90. What an AWESOME tutorial you have put together here my friend!! Thanks!
    What do I love about Crafty Secrets?? That's easy ... EVERYTHING!!!

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  91. Haven't used crafty secrets a whole lot but I have used their vintage sheets and they were great! I'd live to get some of the fabric designs!

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  92. I love tutorials..there is so much to learn. Thank you. I subscribed to your blog. Looking forward to seeing your designs.

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  93. I love anything vintage. Need I say more. I really love the tutorials.

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  94. Holy Guacamole, this is spectacular. I don't think there is anything that Crafty Secrets has that I don't Want. I just got Vintage Christmas and I am having so much fun playing with them

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  95. i've just bumped into this site and can't wait to see more. i have signed up for the newsletters, so you can always find me!

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  96. What I like about Crafty Secrets is that they are one of the few companies with really nice vintage style images. And those images can work not just with vintage cards but in all creative settings.

    Mary
    www.primitiveseasons.blogspot.com

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  97. I love the tutorial!! I love the napkin too cute. Thanks so much!

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  98. tThis invitation is too cute! My daughter would love this.....I love the vintage look of all of Crafty Secrets' products...I also really like their notebooks of images. How economical! :)

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  99. Wine and Cheese - a girl's best friend! Such cute stamps and love the masking you did...

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  100. The artwork is fab. Love the birds and words - very unique and versatile. Thanks for the tutorial and the chance to win!

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  101. This project is too kewl for words!! Love the "tipsy mouse" napkin! Thanks for the great tutorial.

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  102. WOW! I love those mice; they're on my wish list. Thanks for the tutorial.

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  103. These projects are awesome -- great job!

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  104. I am so glad that I found this site. Great idea. I can't wait to start. Anncleo

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  105. Fabulous! (now I need to have a cheese party!) I love the vintage designs of Crafty Secrets, but my very favorite set is Bird Notes.

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  106. Wow what a crafty creation!!! Love all the beautiful Copic colors you used!
    Amber G

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  107. I LOVE ALL YOUR WORK,I WISH I WAS AS GOOD AS YOU .SARAH MAKEACARD@YAHOO.COM

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  108. Fantastic project. I definitely will try this!

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  109. Thanks for the great tutorial! I love Crafty Secrets products!
    C Burke

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  110. OMG! This is just an amazing set. I love it and could put this to use a few times a year.

    I live in a Victorian City and this vintage look would work so well, especially for some of the Bed & Breakfast Inns.

    I'm new to Crafty Secrets products but will be including them in my on going wish list.

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  111. Love this card. Your work is fantastic!

    Jane

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  112. Thank you for the chance to win a gift certificate! I love Crafty Secrets/Heartwarming Vintage SO MUCH! I have the Vintage Easter stickers but no stamp sets yet : (

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  113. I love Crafty Secrets vintage look... there stamps are wonderful!
    anne @ rajklaushouse1@att.net

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  114. positiveimage@atlanticbb.netJuly 18, 2009 at 11:09 PM

    Love the new kits and hope to find them near me somewhere. where in Pa???

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  115. Loves these stamps and what a nice blog you have! Donna
    donnalb@newsguy.com

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  116. Thank you for sharing your "FANTASTIC" ideas and projects with us...Lynn

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  117. man, i wish i could create with you guys, everything just blows me away. love getting my emails.

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  118. Thank you for the opportunity to win this wonderful set! I have tried to find your products in my area, but have had no luck. Maybe now I will have one! Thank you!!!

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  119. Wonderfully creative, thanks for sharing. Terri

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  120. I collect postcards and these postcard kits are awesome!

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  121. I love the way your whole blog is set up. I'm new to blogging and have visited many of them...yours ranks amonst the best! MichelleK

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  122. Your blog is one of the best I have seen. You break things down for all to see-I like that! MichelleK

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  123. I love the tutorials with Crafty Secrets tools and supplies! Vintage seems to grow on me more and more because its so random! Thanks for sharing!

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