Friday, July 23, 2010

On The Tenth Day of Christmas ...

My true love gave to me…

10 awesome gift cards in handmade, creatively adorned gift tagsJ

Welcome to the "15 Days of Christmas Blog Hop" sponsored by KinderStampO. If you arrived from Liz' blog (Day 9) you are in the right place. If not, you may want to start at the beginning with Day 1 at Jess' blog.

Gift cards are a hot item at Christmas time and often times we just don’t know how to wrap them or what to do with them. Do we put them in a Christmas card or in a gift box? Well, here is one idea that is fun and just plain adorable. Gift tagsJ Each gift tag is decorated to specifically match the theme of the gift card. Since this is Day 10 of the 15 Days of Christmas, there are 10 different gift tags with 10 different gift cards! I have tried to include something for everyone in the family:) I hope I have inspired you. Let me know what you think.

I just want you to know that these were hard to scan because they don't lay flat and are much easier to read and are clearer when you look at them in person:)

Your young kids may want to head to a sporting goods store or a craft store (take mom). These two tags would come in very handy if you buy gift cards with these ideas in mind. (Hard to read on screen but the one on the left says "score" in red and the one on the right says "create" in green).
How about treating someone to a movie and then a burger? You could use these two gift card tags to hold gift cards for those two ideas:) Good idea for a teenage guy!
Ok, and what teenage girl wouldn't like a gift card from a cosmetics company and a clothing store! These would work great! Fresh and Glam:)
Do you need something for those college kids? How about a gift card to a bookstore and a prepaid gas card. I think they would like that!!
Ok, we can't forget dad and mom. What about a gift card to a home improvement center or to a cafe? That just might put a smile on their faces:) D.I.Y. stands for Do It Yourself. The cafe card says "I Love You A Latte" and "This one's on me!"

Directions:
  1. Cut one tag from chipboard approximately 3"x5" (using deep cut blade). I used the Stand and Salute Cricut cartridge for the tag but any tag will work.
  2. Cut three more tags from cards stock, two of the same color and one of an alternate color (using the regular blade).
  3. Cuttlebug the cardstock tags using your choice of embossing folder.
  4. Cut the card stock tags approximately 1/3 from the top. Your finished project will be 1/3 top color and 2/3 bottom color.
  5. Choose the color you want on the top of the front and glue it down. Choose the alternate color for the back front and glue it down.
  6. Now glue the opposite colors to the bottom front and the bottom back.
  7. At this point you will have one top and one bottom left and they will match the color of the bottom front. The bottom will become the pocket that holds the gift card. The top will not be used.
  8. Next using a good hole punch, punch nine holes around the sides of the tag going through all three layers.
  9. Measure and cut a piece of ribbon that will cover the tag at the point where the two colors come together. Have the ribbon end in the back. Do this for the pocket piece as well.
  10. Put the pocket piece over tag so that the holes that you previously punched can be seen and punch holes in the pocket piece.
  11. Cut nine sets of ribbon (approximately 4-6 inches) and after lining up the pocket piece over the tag begin putting the ribbon through the holes and tying the two pieces together.
  12. Cut all the ribbon to look nice.
  13. Add a ribbon to the end so the the tag can hang.

*** Blog Candy Alert ***

If you leave me a comment and become a follower (if you are not already following) you will be entered into my random drawing for a chance to win a set of three of these gift card holder tags:) I will pick two lucky winners and send you your choice of three tags! Remember to leave me a way to get a hold of you. You have until Monday, July 26th at 10:00 p.m. PST to enter. I will post the winners on my blog on Tuesday, July 27th. Good luck:)

Now make sure to hop on over to Martha's blog to she what she has created for you to represent the 11th Day of Christmas. Trust me, you will not be disappointed! Thanks for stopping by.

~Madison

Here is a complete list of the Blog Hop in order in case you lose your way:

First Day of Christmas: Jess

Second Day of Christmas : Alex Conde

Third Day of Christmas: Cheri Sinclair Carrier

Fourth Day of Christmas: Cheryl Gibson

Fifth Day of Christmas: Christine Wilson Dunbar

Sixth Day of Christmas: DDCrafts

Seventh Day of Christmas: Eulanda Silvey

Eighth Day of Christmas: Linda Krieg

Ninth Day of Christmas: Liz Munoz

Tenth Day of Christmas: Madison Womack (me)

Eleventh Day of Christmas: Martha Caballero

Twelfth Day of Christmas: Melanie Allen

Thirteenth Day of Christmas: Nicki

Fourteenth Day of Christmas: Shelley

Fifthteenth Day of Christmas: Tammy

148 comments:

  1. Madison - YOU ROCK! These are ADORABLE! I can't believe how much effort you put into these! :)

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  2. These are great. I love the way you personalized them (especially the girly ones).
    mommakcrafts.blogspot.com

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  3. WHOA! These are cool! They look like a lot of work but wow - fun to look at!! Great being in this blog hop with you!! So far it's been fun so off to oogle some more. LOL!
    Eulanda :)

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  4. Love the gift cards! You did a lot of work!!

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  5. Cute as can be. You are trully talented. Thanks for the great idea and for participating in the blog hop : )

    Jess - KinderStampO

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  6. What a great idea and each so personal!!! Lovely job!!
    Cheers
    Cheri

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  7. what a great idea,they are all so beautiful

    http://ikolinda-scrappinmomma.blogspot.com

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  8. nice work :)
    http://mommahobbit.blogspot.com/

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  9. These are gorgeous.. and such a great idea!! I'm excited about this hop.. HERE WE GO! lol

    Terrie B.
    terriennz@att.net

    crafteecards.blogspot.com

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  10. I am getting so many wonderful ideas from this blog hop. I love these!
    TFS

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  11. These are great! So creative... Thank you for playing.
    Tcbbgibson@gmail.com

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  12. these are very creative! my favs are showtime, cosmetics & create :)

    Carol
    scrappinheaven@yahoo.com

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  13. I am finding out that blog hops are fun! Love the idea of the "tag gifts." Great idea!
    Hazel
    hdhall6002atsbcglobaldotnet

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  14. What a great idea!! A gift and decoration! TFS!
    ~Tara
    tray83 at yahoo dot com

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  15. Love your gift tags , all them are beautiful

    Patty
    dreamscards@hotmail.com

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  16. Adorable, great job something for everyone in the family.

    steff
    luv2scrapp@cox.net

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  17. You are flippin' crazy, cousin. I think we spend just about the same time doing our respective things~ yours being crafts, mine being all things pool related. :) love you!

    SEE YOU IN SEVEN DAYS!

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  18. Love the idea of using tags. I usually make gift card holders, but these are great. You obviously put a lot of work into them.. TFS.
    Lori

    tahoe_luvr at yahoo dot com

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  19. Love your entire set of tags they are done so perfectly for each gift card... Can bet alot of people will be inspired to use them for gifts

    I become a follower of your blog please return the favor
    http://thescrapbookingqueen1.blogspot.com/

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  20. Great idea for gift cards! I love making these at Christmas and yours are really cute!

    http://www.scrappininthewoods.blogspot.com/

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  21. Great ideas I think that gift cards are all great
    thanks,
    Teri
    teri.barefoot@gmail.com

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  22. I was lucky to see these in person ..... they are more fabulous than what appears online. Unbelievable! Way to go Madison!

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  23. Oh my! Your tags are truly amazing! Fantastic job!! :) JenBrierley2@gmail.com

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  24. I have made gift card holders before, but they were not this cute! I am lifting some of your ideas! TFS
    Genelle
    brown7444@bellsouth.net

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  25. Luv these tags, I have so many that I give gift cards to. Thanks again.

    maryleefrostatmedotcom

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  26. very cute loved them calebwmartin@yahoo.com

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  27. These are great I love them!! TFS
    bellascraftycreations@blogspot.com

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  28. How cute! Those are just so creative.

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  29. Very well done and what a great idea to match to the tag to the gift card.

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  30. I've never seen giftcard tags made this way, what an awesome idea!!

    PennyG

    moosecollector17@yahoo.com

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  31. these are so great ! TFS ! great idea :)

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  32. I totally love these and am now a devoted follower. Thanks for the ideas and the great directions. I am so going to make some of these. My mom and I always give gift cards and last year, I made 15 for the both of us to use. I really like these and will incorporate them as well!

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  33. Totally awesome - new ideas!

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  34. Very nice, great tags! These are so much fun...
    Tcbbgibson@gmail.com

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  35. Madison, when did you find the time to do these? Your projects are always great but these are even greater. Thanks for sharing!

    strawberrydotcreations@hotmaildotcom

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  36. Very nice!
    quilt4fun2 at hot mail dot com

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  37. I am so glad I joined this hop and found you. Yes, I am a follower now. I have so many friends and relatives that are hard to buy for and these will be perfect. TFS. I can't wait to create some of these.
    Burffrau @ aol dot com?http://createbyburffrau.blogspot.com

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  38. These are so darn cute i cant stand it!! Thanks so much for sharing!

    Tracy
    tcincinello@gmail.com

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  39. I love these. I am definitely following you now as your creations are fantastic. I will be sharing these directions and using this idea soon.

    Thanks for sharing your creations with us.
    MShady
    graphite_1 at yahoo dot com

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  40. Madison , these are soooooo cute and such a practical idea. I will use this to put money inside. Very clever ! :) Martha C.
    mcaballerobrito@hotmail.com

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  41. I love these holders, gift cards are my main gifts now that I have to mail everything. JSharer417@aol.com

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  42. Love these tags, such a great idea to make a gift card more personal! Thanks for the great ideas and the great giveaway!

    Holly

    http://www.recycled-genius.blogspot.com/

    hollyshobbie at gmail dot com

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  43. This is such a cute project. Perfect for Christmas. Great giveaway!

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  44. What a clever idea!!! Love it. Great Job

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  45. Lovin this blog hop, thanks for the fun.

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  46. Great job.
    Love these tags! You put in a lot of effort. Impressive!
    I love your site.
    Monica

    monica.lowrance@gmail.com

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  47. These are adorable - so much thought went into each one. Thanks for the great ideas.

    Jenny Kozar

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  48. Wow Madison!
    Those are fabulous! Such a great idea too! I hope you had fun making them!
    liz :o)

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  49. Awesome! These are really incredible! I love how personal each one is!

    Tvthomas717@aol.com

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  50. Madison what can I say you always seem to amaze me really how do you come up with such great ideas I just love them and I always love visiting your blog you did a great job with the gift tags thanks for sharing Debbie @http://craftydeb-ddscrafts.blogspot.com/

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  51. Great idea for gift cards.

    vwilson577@yahoo.com

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  52. Madison, these tags are just way tooo creative!! I love all of them. Wow girl you really worked hard. So much fun being on this hop with you!
    Quilled Hugs,
    Linda K.

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  53. OMG where were you when I needed you last year...LOL....Thank heavens I have you this year :0)
    Great job!!!!
    beejee77@comcast.net

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  54. WOWZERS!!! These are so darn cute! I have to try this. I bet anyone would LOVE to get a gift card in something like this! Thanks for the detailed instructions...gotta try it =)

    skcactusflower75@hotmail.com

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  55. Love it! I give gift cards all the time but this would make them so much more fun!! Thanks for the idea!

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  56. Madison,
    What a great idea. Anyone would be happy with anyone of these. Great Job........
    Blog:http://lovethatexpressions.blogspot.com/
    E-Mail: davidbayles@sprintmail.com

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  57. Wow, that is such a great idea!!! They look fabulous!
    qtme2003@yahoo.ca

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  58. How very cute! Make a gift card holder based on the gift card. I'm so gonna start doing that.

    dianayoung0418@yahoo.com

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  59. These are cute gift holders. Something different. very cute

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  60. These are just a great way to decorate your tree as well as a great gift card holder. This is something that I will plan on creating for family and friends. I just became a follower on your page. :)

    Mahalo,

    Michelle - 808Creator.blogspot.com
    mich.galvez@gmail.com

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  61. Your gift holders are amazing! I love the variety! Thanks for sharing!
    sew_great@hotmail.com

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  62. I love these gift card holders. They are so cute and personalized; way cuter than the plain envelope you get with them. Thanks for sharing! I just became a follower!
    kmgillon at yahoo dot com

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  63. What wonderful tags and great ideas you have. Thanks so much for sharing and love you work!!!

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  64. Such a GREAT idea!! Love this...all of the tags are soooo cute! I know my family would love to get any of these.
    stephs361@yahoo.com

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  65. Oh wow, these are so lovely, and what a great way to personalise a gift card :D

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  66. Really GREAT giftcard and great idea:)

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  67. great idea.. cute holders!

    flybeanjenny@yahoo.com

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  68. These tags are absolutely adorable.

    scrap.master.pam@rogers.com

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  69. What a great idea! TFS!
    Hugs
    Nikki
    simple.scrappin@yahoo.com

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  70. Madison, I would so love to win these. This takes gift cards to a whole new level. Great job! tfs

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  71. Great idea! Love the gift card tags!

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  72. Madison! These are such a great and creative idea! As always, you rock!!
    Shelley
    shelldian at hotmail dot com

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  73. You amaze me Madison!!! These are beautiful and sooo creative! The people you give them to are very lucky!♥Tammy

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  74. Thank you for sharing your creative work.

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  75. These are adorable!!! I never thought of doing that for the gift cards. Now they won't look so plain. Thanks for the chance to win a few of these.

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  76. What a great idea! Thanks for sharing - I now have some great ideas for my neices!

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  77. How cute! Would love to win these! thanks for the chance!

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  78. Great gift card holders, I love them all.

    Katsews at Gmail dot com

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  79. Those are so cute on the tree. You did a great job.
    Susan @ itsmesusanp.blogspot.com
    susanpollock37 at yahoo dot com

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  80. awesome idea, everyone loves getting a personalized gift card
    debs31totes at gmail dot com

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  81. Just fun. cool idea
    victory-n-christ@hotmail.com

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  82. love gift card holders. never thought to hang them - great idea! tfs

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  83. Cute idea!
    ra6352 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  84. I love these! I've made gift card holders out of toliet paper rolls in the past. They turn out cute too, and I think yours are quicker!! Thanks for sharing!! - Cheryl

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  85. What were you thinking making something so darn cute that I am going to have to try to recreate??? Oh my gosh...I love, love, love these....And, since my hubby is handy, you know that I love the Home Depot one the bestest!!!!
    Thank you for the inspiration!
    Congrats on the HOP!
    Theresa99 :)

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  86. Your are sooo creative. I love these-I can't wait to try to make them Thanks for sharing new ideas.
    Anita Cannon amc35045@bellsouth.net

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  87. I would have never been able to come up with an idea like the gift card holder, they are all so cute. love2stamp2002@aol.com

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  88. Very cute!

    Melissa
    dolfnz777 at yahoo dot com

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  89. These are adorable! I never would have been able to come up with your ideas, they're fantastic and I would love to win some!
    wendy.roos2boys@gmail.com

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  90. These tags are adorable...I've not done tags yet but looks like I need to start! Thanks for sharing!

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  91. I would have never thought of this. I might do something similar. One of my carts, I think Cindy Loo, has a special gift card cut.

    April
    nginerd at gmail dot com
    nginerd dot blogspot dot com

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  92. These are adorable! Happy Christmas in July!

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  93. sooooo Creative! I can't get over how creative all you girls are!! holy cow! I love the tags, this is such a neat way to deliver them! Thank you for inspiration!!!
    Yours TruLee
    Ann Marie
    annmarielee at gmail dot com

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  94. Adorable gift tags! I love how they are all so detailed and unique!

    Christina
    www.ascrapbooknook.com

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  95. Oh my! What a great idea. I love how you used them to decorate the tree.

    Patti
    bbitster@windstream.net

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  96. Great ideas!! Thanks for sharing, you are vaery crafty and I love it!!

    bonga@nomadinter.net

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  97. These are so cute! You put a lot of work into this! Thank you for sharing.

    Liz
    whichcraft@me.com

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  98. I really like this idea. Thanks. I'll have to use this for Christmas this year. I am a new follower.
    christel@majesticdesigns.net

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  99. I give lots of gift cards as gift and am always looking for a good gift card holder idea. I love what you've done and will definitely make some of these myself. Thanks for sharing!

    carolepalmiere@gmail dot com

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  100. These are so cute - what a great idea!

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  101. Ok, I think that is officially my favorite idea! Those tags are super cute, and I will definitely be making them (unless I'm lucky enough to win one!)

    www.crazyaboutcricut.blogspot.com
    crazyaboutcricut at hotmail dot com

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  102. Those are great tags!!! You are very creative..thanks for the hop!!
    Bev B
    bevborda at yahoo dot com

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  103. WoW! what an awesome idea! love it!

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  104. Madison, I read your message and I have been looking at your blog hop too.

    Super fabulous tags. My fav' are the: the fill'er up, fresh and DIY. So cool!!!!!!!!!!!

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  105. Love the Tags! Great Job! Already follow your blog. pattig161@yahoo.com

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  106. These are so cute. I will be adding some of these to my tree this year

    aecopenhaver@gmail.com

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  107. Wonderful.....such great details~~

    Thanks for being "Fantabulous"

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  108. I LOVE these they are sooooo beautiful and CREATIVE!!!! Very cleaver! I am your 160th follower and this is your 110th comment!
    ~Megan Ann
    www.cropchocoaltedesigns.blogspot.com
    megannwalker(at)gmail(dot)com

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  109. So adorable. I'm a new follower, thanks for the chance to win.
    asmithonline at yahoo dot ca

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  110. These are SOOOO cute! Love the detail...definitely will add this to my list of projects!

    Nicole
    nmcnairy@yahoo.com

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  111. Very creative!! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  112. too cute! Thanks and I am a follower!

    Lynn SB

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  113. what cute ideas! Thanks for sharing!

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  114. very cute, what alot of work!

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  115. Very Cool! You did an awesome job on these!
    Kim

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  116. I love this idea!!! Thank You so much for sharing. i just love them all and I'm sure i could use them all come Christmas. I'm a follower now and will be droping by for more inspiration in the future.

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  117. WOW, those are just WONDERFUL!! I have you book marked, but Your follow button is not working at the moment... I will be back to follow.

    Melia
    wifey7799@gmail.com

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  118. Wow - I'm loving this idea!! Love the way your tags turned out. You put so much detail into each one - fabulous job!

    Jess
    ncscrapper77 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  119. Love the tag idea. :)

    stampmyart.blogspot.com

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  120. I love the ribbon idea!! I've never seen it!! So cool... I hate gift cards but if they come if one of these I wouldn't mind!! I was already a follower :) Please visit me @ http://earthyscrap.blogspot.com/ for a chance to win some candy!!

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  121. Great ideas! I am so making several of these this year :)

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  122. OMG... you were a busy, busy lady! These are all so neat... I'm really digging that crafty one (duh!) cute lil'cricut boxes!!!!
    ~Sarah~

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  123. Such a great and creative idea! Gift cards are a great way to go, especially with kids and parents that cannot make up their minds. I'm really going to have to give these a go!

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  124. Madison! These are so adorable and original! Great ideas!

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  125. Love the personalized tags you made! TFS :)

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  126. These are so cute, and so creative- what a great idea!

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  127. Personalized gift card holders - this are so original and so darn cute! Love the idea!!

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  128. So cute and creative! I love these :)

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  129. Fantastic job, I love them all!

    http:scrappinandmore.blogspot.com

    purplepatamus@gmail.com

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  130. very very creative! Thank you for sharing :) Hopping on tot he next blog...

    Tangee,
    www.kricutkrazy.com

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  131. Your creations are so beautiful! Thank you for the invite to come and check out the blog hop!!! XOXO, Julie. :0)

    I am a subscriber now! :0)
    readysetstamp@yahoo.com

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  132. Oh how cute!!! And so handy and creative. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  133. SO creative - great gift giving ideas - great job!

    Deanne G
    dgutierez1@msn.com

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  134. What a fun way to present gift cards!
    Thanks for playing along at FCCB this week!

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  135. WOW Madison, you did a lot of work!!! what a wonderful way to present gift cards!!!
    I haven't forgotten about my awards, just have been very busy with daughter here from out of town, and have to think of ten people....thanks, I am still honored!!!!

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  136. These tags ROCK.. I love the ideas!! Will definately be attempting the GAS and DIY for Christmas gifts. TFS.

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  137. Madison, these are simply AMAZING my friend!! I LOVE EVERY SINGLE ONE!!!They ALL are PERFECT! GREAT JOB W/the hop!!
    BIG HUGS,
    Emma;)

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  138. HOA! These are cool! They look like a lot of work but wow - fun to look at!! Great being in this blog hop with you!!Such fantastic and cool work I could stay here all day LOL!
    thanks for joining us at Fantabulous Cricut.

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  139. Great idea, love the gift cards. Havin' a great time on the hop. http://pammejo-scrapbookflair.blogspot.com/

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  140. I love your tag idea for gift cards - such great stuff! Thanks for having such a great giveaway - I love hopping and checking out what everyone is doing. Thanks for the inspiration!
    annekinn at yahoo dot com

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  141. Very cute!

    Thanks for playing at the Fantabulous Cricut this week!
    Leigh

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  142. These are so cute! Thanks for sharing!

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