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Tuesday, 28 December 2010

Whiff of Joy-Its Cold Outside!

This project was inspired by the lovely sketch over at the Whiff of Joy Challenge Blog. I used my lovely Whiff of Joy Stamp I adore, pretty handmade papers I received for Christmas, paper flowers, gems and pearls as their centres. I also used purple coredinations card.
I would like to enter this into:
Whiff of Joy Challenge 94: Kim's Sketch
CES Challenge 17: Anything goes
Crafts and Me: Challenge 20
One Stitch at a Time Challenge Blog: Challenge 43
Thank you for your lovely comments :-)

Snow much Fun!

For this project I used a stamped image coloured in promarkers, and clear glitter to represent the snow. I then used padded snowflakes, a handmade paper with glitter that looks like falling snow and a oval scallop with the greeting 'Have a Great Day x'
I would like to enter this into:
Stamptacular Sunday 'Snow Much Fun'
Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge- Show us some Snow

Tilda with her bird cage tag

I have made this tag to mount onto a card later. I used some really pretty handmade papers I got for Christmas, some gorgeous paper flowers and a gem to finish them, a snowflake to represent our weather recently and a lovely decoupaged bird and cage in the middle. 
I would like to enter this into:
Thank you for your comments, I really appreciate them :-)

Travel the World

I loved the theme over at Sir Stampalot which is 'Travel the World'. I had some mini postcards which were perfect for the project and I used my new handmade papers I got for Christmas and a well loved Gorjuss girl stamp-my first card since Christmas! I used the sketch from Fairymoon Crafts as my base but ran the gold strip width way rather than length way.
I stamped the gorjuss girl in memento and then coloured with promarkers and a gold metallic gel pen.
I would like to enter this into:
Sir Stampalot December Challenge 'Travel the World'
Fairymoon Crafts: Last Sketch this year
Thank you for your comments!

Monday, 27 December 2010

A Thank You and my last Christmas Card for 2010

Merry Christmas and a huge thank you to all my followers! I really appreciate your support over the past few months and wish you and your families a wonderful new year! 
And onto my last Christmas card for 2010-Where did the year go?!
For this project I used a stamped image of Tilda in Memento ink, coloured in promarkers. I also used gemstones coredinations, aqua ink pad to ink the edges, bling blooms and paper flowers, glitter, pearls, gems, a button, sentiment and my edge punch.
I really enjoyed this sketch from Crafter's Companion Challenge blog and it made such a pretty and simple card-just what you need when making your Christmas cards near the end of December! I thought I was so organised but time just flew by!
I would like to enter this into:
Crafters Companion Monthly Challenge 7: Sketch
Crafty Purple Frog Challenge: Its Christmas (nearly)
Creative Belli Blog Challenge 107: Merry Christmas
Ellephantastic Challenges: 21 Wish Upon a Star/or Christmas/Winter

Thank you for your lovely comments, have a great new year!

Tuesday, 14 December 2010

Tilda with Pink, White and Silver

For this project I used the Sketch over at Sunday Sketch and Stamp and the colour inspiration came from Wild Orchid Challenge. I loved the paper I sat Tilda on, its pink with a sparkly lacy pattern, and really shines-the photo doesn't do it justice!
I used white coredinations gemstones cardstock as my base, and inked the edges with hot pink ink. I coloured Tilda in promarkers, and placed silver gemstones on the ribbons in her hair.
I then used white sparkly ribbon, and a hot pink polda dot ribbon, and finished the card with flowers, gems and buttons which matched the project :-)
I would like to enter this into:
Sunday Sketch and Stamp Challenge 43
Wild Orchid Challenge 13-A Combo of Pink, White and Silver
One Stitch at a Time Challenge: Anything Goes
CES Challenges 16-Anything but a Christmas Card
Thank you for your lovely comments :-)

Monday, 13 December 2010

A Christmas Carol

Here is my latest project, that I totally fell in love with! I had some christmas tree effect pipe cleaner embellishments and I made it into a circle and fastened, then threaded beads on to lilac coloured wire to match the colour scheme, then wound them around the wreath. I then finished with a bow and mounted it onto the perfect stamp from Lilli of the Valley which I had coloured with promarkers and sprinkled glitter on to make the snow and the hats sparkle!
I then used ribbon and flowers which complimented the colours in the papers and a button to finish the project.
I would like to enter this into:
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge-Winter Wishes!
Easy Craft Projects Challenge 27
Creative Belli Challenge 106-Christmas Embellishments/Papers
Die Cut Dreams Challenge 47-A Christmas Carol
Cupcake Craft Challenges: Non traditional Christmas
Incy Wincy Designs Challenge 72- Non Traditional Christmas Colours
Thank you for all your comments!

Saturday, 11 December 2010

Monochrome Butterflies

I felt like a change from Christmas crafting and so decided to play with my favourite insects Butterflies :-)
I used vinyl butterflies, leaves and flowers by Papermania, silver gems, a die cut nestie shape and a glitterations greeting. I don't often use these colours so it was fun to see how I could get on with them!
I would like to enter this into-
CES Challenge: Anything but a Christmas Card
Flutter By Wednesday: Open Challenge

Friday, 10 December 2010

Deck the Halls!

Here is a simple card for the challenge 'Deck the Halls' over at Keep it Simple Challenge blog.
I used a gold card blank, gold polka dot ribbon, a chipboard sentiment, a die cut from my slice machine, and two holly die cuts and embossed papers from a Christmas card making kit.
I would like to enter this into-
Thank you for your comments! 

Wednesday, 8 December 2010

Santas Sleigh on his way with sacks and sacks of presents!

The colour scheme and sketch for this card were inspired by Fairymoon Crafts challenge this week, the image was chosen for the Die Cut Dreams Challenge 'Santas Sack' and the glitter circles by 2 Sisters Challenge theme 'Sparkly Christmas'.
I cut the circles with my nesties out of green glitter foam and white card, which I then embossed with one of my Cuttlebug folders 'Swiss dots'. I loved the way the circles created a feeling of movement to the die cut santa. I added some green polka dot ribbon to echo the backing paper and handwrote a circle sentiment to finish the project. A simple project which is what you need as Christmas is galloping along for us who haven't made enough christmas cards yet! ;-)
I would like to enter this into:
Fairymoon Crafts- Sketch/Colour Combo Challenge
Die Cut Dreams Challenge 46- Santa's Sack
2 Sisters Challenge- Sparkly Christmas
Thank you for your lovely comments!

Tilda Christmas Wishes

Here is my latest Christmas card, inspired by the sketch over at CES Challenges. I coloured the Tilda with promarkers and  sakura gelly roll pen. I used Festive Frolics papers by papermania, polka dot adhesive ribbon, gems and a hand written sentiment.
I would like to enter this into CES Challenge 15- Sketch
Thank you for your lovely comments!

Tuesday, 7 December 2010

Handmade Christmas decorations

Here are some Christmas decorations I made with only coloured felt, buttons, embroidery thread and ribbon. I cut two hearts out of each colour of felt, stitched them together with embroidery thread which contrasted with the colour of the felt, stitched on the buttons and ribbon. A simple but effective project that doesnt take too much work :-)
I would like to enter this into

Forever Friends Stamped Project

Here is my first coloured Forever friends stamped image-I was scared in case I messed the colouring up but I think hes come out really well! As usual I used promarkers and memento ink for the stamped image.
I used some red corregated card, green gingham and red tartan ribbon, a flower to echo the colours in the project and holographic flower embellishments.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
  
Top Tip Tuesday 'Use Ribbon' Challenge
Oldie but a Goodie Challenge 7 'Christmas Birthday'
Cupcake Craft Challenges 120 'Little Red Robin'
Craft your Passion Challenges 35 'Anything goes'
Creative Belli Blog 'R' embellishments

Saturday, 4 December 2010

Name Bunting Gift

Here is my latest gift for my lovely friend Kirstin. 
I love the fashion for bunting at the moment and using my Slice I cut the shapes and letters. 
I mounted the frames onto pretty My Minds Eye papers, then onto stiff cardboard, then finished it with the letters. I strung the letter panels onto silver ribbon so its like personalised bunting! 
I would like to enter this into
Thank you for your lovely comments!

Fairymoon Inspired Christmas Sketch

This project was inspired by the sketch over at Fairymoon Crafts Blog and the colours are my favourites of this Christmas. I used my Kate Knight Christmas papers, corregated white card, gems, padded snowflakes, and a Merry Christmas peel off.
I would like to enter Fairymoon Crafts Challenge 38
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Thank you for your lovely comments!

Monday, 29 November 2010

Victorian Christmas

This project was a real challenge for me as its not the kind of card I would usually make, but I like a challenge! 
I used an image from My Craft Studio, some pearlescent cream card, some brown card, a gold die cut from my slice, some cream lace, gold peel off, a green bow and some little red roses. 
I would like to enter this into:
Thank you for your lovely comments! 

Untraditional Christmas

Untraditional Christmas
This project was inspired by the challenge over at The Creative Cottage Challenge Blog, its specifications were to make a Christmas card with untraditional colours. I loved the challenge! 
I used my Kate Knight Christmas Papers which are a lovely mixture of aqua, pinks and lilacs. 
I used embellishments that matched the colours in the papers, and I added sparkle to the flowers by drawing with a Sakura Gelly pen in the embossed detailing. 
I hope you like it! 
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Thank you for all your lovely comments, I really appreciate them! 

Butterfly Thank you

My next project was a Butterfly Shaker Card! 
Those of you who know me know I am obsessed with butterflies and I love shaker cards, they are just so much fun! 
I used acetate, some embossed silver card for the inside of the shaker card and the border, a felt butterfly die cut, a silver 'Thank you' peel off
a few paper flowers, gems and a little bow. 
I love all the different textures in this project, its really animated and a lot of fun! 
I would like to enter this into:
Thank you for all your lovely comments!


“FALL”ing For You!

“FALL”ing For You!
This project was inspired by the challenge over at Stamptacular Sunday Challenge this week. The specifications were to create a card about love using autumn colours and to obviously use a stamp for the project. 
I used my Rachelle Anne Miller Lily and Milo ice skating, my Hampstead papers by Papermania, die cuts using my cuttlebug and slice, paper flowers, gems and a glittery red star to finish.
I would like to enter this into:
Thank you for all your lovely comments!


Thursday, 25 November 2010

Evergreen Tilda

I wanted to make a really special Tilda Christmas card and was so thrilled to play with the christmas tree branch type embellishments I found! As soon as I saw the theme for Keep it Simple this week (Evergreen) I was even more excited :-)
I used paper from the Lidl Christmas papercraft collection, a tilda coloured with promarkers, the flowers from my Keep it simple prize, a few gems from papermania and a greeting I found in my stash. I hope you like it!
I would like to enter it into Keep it Simple 'Evergreen'
Thank you for looking and for all your lovely comments!

Craft Your Passion Sketch Tilda

I was inspired by the sketch over at Craft your Passion Challenge blog for this project. I printed this winter tree image from one of my 'My Craft Studio' cds and this sketch was perfect for it! The photo isnt great, its dark even though its daytime here! I have drawn faux stitching around the square image and the circle I sat my coloured Tilda on with a Sakura Gelly Pen to make it sparkle. I then placed a 'Party' tag in the left hand top corner, and 'Merry Christmas' glitterations sentiment on the top of the square image. I finished the project with some polka dot ribbon and two fabric padded snowflakes.
I would like to enter this into: Craft your passion challenge 33:Sketch
Thank you for looking and your comments :-)

Tuesday, 23 November 2010

My First Waterfall Card




My First Waterfall Card! 
I wanted to challenge myself to making one of these cards because they look so pretty and interesting-and I am actually really proud of how well it turned out. I used My Minds Eye Papers 'Bloom and Grow' and 'Pretty Please', Forever Friends papers, Smirk papers and Papermania papers.
I also used Forever Friends bears transfers for the images which I mounted onto card, cut out and then stuck on the backing paper of the 2x2inch waterfall images.

Monday, 22 November 2010

Autumn Gorjuss Joy

My latest project was inspired by the season, I love all the beautiful colours! 
For this project I used My Minds Eye Papers 'Wild Asparagus' and 'Bloom and Grow', Brown paper, Cream Lace, promarkers, gorjuss girl stamp, paper flowers, skeleton leaves and wooden butterflies.
I would like to enter this into:
Thank you for looking and your lovely comments!

My Own Snowman!

Here is my Snowman project-I didnt have a snowman stamp or digi so I thought I would have a go at sketching my own Snowman and I am actually pretty proud of how he came out :-) I coloured him with promarkers, using a pale blue for the shadows on the snowman, then covered him in white glitter as the snow. I then added little silver gems as the falling snow and a couple of peel offs to finish the image off. I then mounted him onto blue dovecraft card cut with a nestie shape.
I used dovecraft 'Christmas fancy' snowflake paper as the base and then finished the card with a white felt snowflake, a silver snowflake and a black and white polka dot ribbon.
I would like to enter this into:
Easy Craft Projects: Snow
One Stop Craft Challenge:Snow People
Delightful Challenges: Oh...Baby its Cold Outside
The Treehouse: Go Glitter!
Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge: Christmas with no Red or Green
Thank you for looking!

Flowers, flowers everywhere!

                             This project was inspired by the Crafty Purple Frog Challenge 'Flowers'

I used DCWV card stock as my base on a square cream card blank. I chose this cardstock as it has flowers in the design and I felt I could play around with having all sorts of different flowers on my project. I tried to echo the colours of the paper flowers I used from the large daisy style flower in the bottom right hand corner. I then accented the flower on the card stock by drawing round it with Sakura Gelly pen which made the petals stand out, and added a silver gem in the middle to match the paper flowers I used. I added the little pink flower to sit on the stem in the card stock. I drew in the embossed lines with the Sakura pen to make it really stand out. I then added a sitting Tilda enjoying the flowers around her!

                           I would like to enter this into Crafty Purple Frog-Flowers Thank you!

Buttons Galore Tilda Christmas

Buttons Galore Tilda Christmas
I really enjoy looking through the big tin of buttons we have in our family so this project was a real joy to me! I used shaped 8x8 card, die cut button from the slice, paper doily to sit Tilda on, Blue shimmer chalks which I applied to the button, doily and shaped border of the card. I also used paper flowers I won in the Keep it Simple Challenge, a lilac polka dot ribbon, a Merry Christmas peel off and of course the lovely buttons from our family tin! 
I would like to enter this into:
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Thank you, I hope you like it!

Thursday, 18 November 2010

Flower Tilda Card and Personalised Gift




Here is my latest project, I made a personalised name gift on shaped card with pretty wrapping paper to decorate this, strung on ribbon. I incorporated this into the card by using the wrapping papers I used on the gift, and sat Tilda on the glitter tag that came with the wrapping papers. I used glitter brads, little brads and flowers to finish the card. 
Thank you!

Tuesday, 16 November 2010

Think Pink Tilda Sketch Card

For this card I used the sketch at Fairymoon Challenge 36 and the specifications for CES Challenge 12 which were 'Think Pink'.
I used papers from the Rose Garden Collection, and some glitter design paper I had from my stash. I coloured Tilda in promarkers and sakura pens. I used a mulberry paper tag and christmas greeting peel offs, pearls, silver gems, and a variety of pink buttons, brads and sequins.
I would like to enter this into:
Fairymoon Challenge 36
CES Challenge 12 'Think Pink'

Great News and Christmas Tree Card

I won the Shape it up Challenge for my 'Christmas Gift Name Display' 

Now onto my project:

I made this simple card with some blue mirri card as my base, green card embossed using my Cuttlebug and a Papermania Christmas Tree Embossing Folder. I then used white shimmer chalk to highlight the design and added silver gems as decorations on the tree. I then added a snowflake in the bottom corner to finish off the card.
I would like to enter this into Craft your Days Away Challenge 8:Christmas Trees
Thank you!

Monday, 15 November 2010

Forever Friends Blue Wonderland

Here is my latest Christmas card, using a blue pearlescent card, some die cut shapes cut with my nestie, a negative shape from my slice cutting and some ribbon and embellishments.
First I mounted the decoupage image onto a white circle nestie shape, to give the image a border. I then mounted this onto a scalloped circle nestie shape cut from dovecraft pastels card.
I then created the decoupage image, then mounted this onto the pearlescent card.
I had some left over small pieces of blue polka dot ribbon so I used it to highlight the greeting, then finished it with some silver gems.
I added the blue and white sewn ribbon to the bottom of the card, then embellished it with snowflakes, the snowflake greeting and silver gems.
I would like to enter this into:
Die Cut Dreams Challenge 43:Snowflakes
Keep it Simple Challenge:Wonderland
Wild Orchid Challenge 10: Blue Christmas
Thank you!

Tuesday, 9 November 2010

Great news and Skating Christmas

Before I start this post I want to share some good news with you all-I got to top five for my 'Flower Fairies Pastels' challenge entry on Crafty Cardmakers blog-my first ever successful blog challenge entry! :-) As you can see on the right hand side of my blog I have a lovely banner to show to you all :-)

And now onto my latest card. I really loved the great new sketch at Cupcake Craft Blog so I used it for one of my Christmas cards.
I used the Dovecraft 'fancy' Christmas papers, a Tilda and Edwin stamped image coloured with promarkers and sakura pens, some borders cut with a Nellie Snellen die, and fabric snowflake embellishments. Also some  circle snow peel offs and pink polka dot ribbon to finish.
I started by covering the card in pink snowflake paper, then I chose a stronger pink colour paper from the same paper pack which complimented this. I cut these borders then attached them to the die cut borders.
I put polka dot ribbon in the middle of the card running all the way from the top to the bottom.
I then used this same ribbon to finish the look of the two border pieces once I had mounted them onto the card.
I placed the topper into the centre between the two borders, then went about embellishing the card with the snowflakes and snow peel offs.
I would like to enter this into:
Cupcake Craft Challenge Blog Challenge 116:Sketch

Monday, 8 November 2010

Forever Autumn Gorjuss Girl

This project was inspired by the challenge title at CES Challenge Blog, the sketch at Fairymoon Crafts and the stitching theme at Crafty Cardmakers Challenge 33.
I used My Minds Eye 'Bloom and grow' papers, a gorjuss girl stamped image coloured in promarkers on a scalloped circle cut with nestibilities die, punched leaves and brown backing paper. I also used a gold metallic pen and gold gems.
I started by backing the mme papers onto the brown paper and leaving a little border around, I then mounted the nestie shape onto the backing paper to match. I then followed the sketch at Fairymoon Crafts for the layout. I added the leaves and gems to embellish, then drew stitch marks around the borders, but only a little stitch in each corner of the main image backing paper.
I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Crafty Cardmakers Challenge 33:Stitching
CES Challenge Forever Autumn
Fairymoon Crafts Challenge 35
Thank you!

Sunday, 7 November 2010

Christmas gift name display

I am really happy with how this came out. I wanted to make some personalised gifts for christmas and I had a moment today while cutting with my slice where I came up with this idea. It was so easy but I think it looks really effective :-)
First I cut out the letters with the 'Think Pink' Slice card, then the border. I then added the Hampstead papers, stuck the border on top, then the letter, I attached these to cream card and cut round the border so the back fitted too.
I then got my pokey tool and made little holes on each side of the letter plate, and strung them onto some gold ribbon I won :-)
I hope they go down well with the recipients!
I would like to enter this into Keep it Simple 'Shape it up'

Butterfly Tilda Thank you!

I came across some lovely flocked papers and really wanted to show them off so I have gone for a really nice touchy feely style :-)
I thought Thank you cards will be really useful once Christmas has been and gone, and if I can make a couple now it will be easier than trying to make lots in one go!
I used a Tilda coloured in promarkers which matched my colour scheme, and placed little silver heart gems where there were heart labels on the presents which made her a little more 3d.
I then used a papermania felt butterfly-I love these so much, and added to it by placing gems on the body.
Then I found a blue flower, a velvet lilac brad, some frayed look blue ribbon and a thank you greeting. I ran the ribbon between the flower and the greeting, fastening it to the card underneath these embellishments. I then added gems to the greeting and voila! I love how many textures there are on this card, the flocking, the felt butterfly, the fabric flower, and the ribbon all bring subtle differences in texture but work so well together :-)
I would like to enter this into Flutter By Wednesday's Challenge 129 Thank you!

Chocolate Challenge Tilda

Here is a card I have entered into Clare Curd's Inspiration Challenge. She posted a photo of chocolate and vanilla ice cream with wafers and maltesers. This is my effort!
I used a stamped Tilda image, V&A papers, sand coloured coredinations, some brown ribbon, gold gems and a gold bow.
I coloured the tilda in brown shades, mostly from the skin pen set from promarkers. I inked the edges of the shape cut with my slice with Tim Holtz Tea stain ink pad, and mounted tilda onto the sand coredinations. I chose a square card shape and cut and stuck the V&A papers so I would get a little border on each side. Then I placed the sand coloured square over the top, added the ribbon to fit underneath the points of the slice shape so I wouldnt lose the look of the V&A papers or the ribbon-the sand colour highlighted them. I then finished off with some gems and a gold bow.
I hope you like it!

Wednesday, 3 November 2010

Flower Fairies Autumnal Thank you

Here is an autumnal Flower fairies thank you card. I used My minds eye 'Bloom and grow' papers, brown card, a silver peel off and two Flower fairies die cut characters. I followed the sketch from the Fairymoon Crafts Challenge 34 and used the theme of autumn thank you from Cupcake craft challenges Challenge 115 to get my inspiration.
I used two papers and used them on opposing sides, and broke this up by mounting the bottom patterned papers on brown card and leaving a border. I then placed the peel off onto brown card and cut it into a rectangle shape. Finally I added the Flower fairies characters on opposing sides.
I would like to enter this into Cupcake craft challenge 115, and Fairymoon Crafts challenge 34, on the links above thank you!

Traditional Christmas Tilda

I would like to enter this into Wild Orchid Challenge 9-Classic Christmas.
The requirements were to make a card in Classic Christmas colours-golds, greens and reds. This inspired me to make a tilda card. I coloured Tilda in promarkers, attached her to the paper doily, then thought the little tree she was holding would look good with a gold star attached to the top, so I found a fabric gold star and placed it at the top. I then used some red polka dot christmas paper I received in a swap, covered a square card blank and then added a gold polka dot ribbon along the fold. I then chose to place the tilda topper offside on the card.
Then I punched two snowflakes out of white card and stuck them alongside the topper, and added a gold holographic snowflake between the two. To finish I added a gold peel off 'Merry Christmas' and mounted it on green card and placed in the top left corner, then added a stamp vellum sticker in the top right hand corner, and a red gem in the bottom right corner.

Tuesday, 2 November 2010

Tilda White Christmas

I was inspired by Craft your days away Challenge 7 where the challenge is to make a card with the only colour being provided by the focal point.
I used a Tilda coloured in pale promarkers and a sakura glitter pen, placed her on a paper doily and attached to an embossed butterfly card blank. It gives the card some movement, because I was worried plain white could appear cold and uninteresting. I attached white buttons, ribbon and fabric flower from a papermania embellishment set, and attached a sparkly white snowflake with a small white flower brad from the same set. I also used some white pearls to finish.
I would like to enter it into the Craft your days away Challenge 7 as mentioned earlier in my post, thank you!

Forever Friends Chocolate Caramel Christmas

I wanted to make a Christmas card with a difference and the 'CES Chocolate Caramel Challenge' really inspired me. I used a square white card blank and inked around the edges using a Tim Holtz Tea stain ink pad, and then spread the colour a little lighter than straight from the pad further inside the edges by using a baby wipe dipped into the pad and applied using a circular motion.
I then stained a circle cut with nesties in the same way, and used a Forever friends decoupage kit to make the topper.
I covered the card blank with a Victoria and Albert Museum paper from docrafts, leaving a little border of stained card showing underneath. I then attached the topper to the paper, stuck a greeting on some brown corregated card cut with a scalloped nestie and embellished with gold papermania gems. I then bordered each side of the topper image with different ribbon with complimented the colours, and attached the greeting on top.
As I say I would like to enter it into the CES Chocolate Caramel Challenge, thank you!

Sunday, 31 October 2010

Easel 2011 Calendar Gifts






I created an easel card, using a piece of card folded in half, then folded one side to the fold already made in the middle. I decorated them with papers to fit with the already coloured images (coloured with promarkers.)  I then decorated them with embellishments, glitter dots and flowers and then attached the peel off calendars to finish. I then packed them in card bags, folded down and attached a decorative sticky label with the instructions of how to put it up to the recipient.
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