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April 2, 2018

Stamping for Autism Awareness

Hi there! Welcome to our stop of the 2018 Stamping for Autism Awareness Blog Hop. We are honored to be part of this very important cause. The design team has put together an impressive array of projects to inspire to create and mark this world wide event.

Before I jump on to the projects I want to let you know that we have a giveaway for comments left on this blog. We are giving away one a £35 voucher/gift card to the Heffy Doodle store. The winner will be announced here on Monday April 9th. **Update! Winner is Kellie Whitmire, please email crystal@heffydoodle.com*** Congrats!

First up is Ali Farmer

To make this card, I sponged a white background piece of card using a cloud stencil with Salty Ocean Distress Ink. I lightly stamped the encouragement words (themes of acceptance, understanding, empowerment and kindness) with the Jet Alphabetters Stamp set in the same ink. I added some stitched clouds. I stamped out the bear from the Bearly Big Heart Set, coloured him with copics, and die cut him. I used my vintage dymo to print out the words and backed these with some white card. I used a thin strip of striped paper and attached the front panel to a blue card base.

Next is Lesley

I nearly always make A2 sized cards, so for today’s project I wanted to make something that was extra special and different from my usual go-to crafty size. Working on a piece of card which was slightly smaller than the DL card, I stamped a message from the Unbearable Without You stamp set, stamping some in blue ink and embossing on top with clear embossing powder. For the blue section, I masked off a section and then used distress inks to create a beautifully blending background. I added some embossed faux stitching on the edges and then stuck the bear on top with a wobbler. I love the interactive element on this card! The speech bubble was then added using the Whatcha Saying stamp set and dies, and it is sitting on a layer of blue craft foam.

Maria’s turn!

Hello everyone ,as blue is the color for Autism I decided to take 3 shades of blue and stenciled them over an abstract stencil onto a white notecard. I topped it with a stitched rectangle and one of the cute elephants from the Elephant of surprise stamp set. I colored him using watercolors and a white gel pen. I also added a sentiment strip using the Stitched strips of ease and stamped “Happy Autism Awareness Day” in 4 different shades of blue. As for the bling, I picked different blue sequins and adhered them all over the card, to symbolize the different kinds of autism that exist. Happy Autism Awareness Day everyone! Maria 🙂

Jessica McAfee

The idea for this card came from an awesome Sunday crop, it was my first ever and super cool to be inspired by amazing ladies. One of my crafty friends let me know that a puzzle piece is part of local Autism organization’s logo and a little light bulb went off, I instantly thought of our cute elephant from Elephant of Surprise. I die cut the heart shape puzzle with watercolor paper and created the background using Spectrum Noir Aqua Markers. To finish off the card I added dimension with 3D foam squares, sequins and twine.

Next up is the uniquely awesome Cassie:

I started my card for today by grabbing the Jet Alphabetters stamp set and lined up my letters on my Misti stamping tool. I inked them up with Peacock Feathers and Twisted Citron Distress Oxide inks and spritzed them with water so that when I stamped them they looked more like water colors. I also splattered the paper with some of the ink that was left on the Misti door. Once that was done I set it aside to dry and stamped the cute croc from Happy Snappy Crocs on some water color paper. I used the same Distress Oxide ink to color him in as I did on the letters, and die cut him with the coordinating dies. I used a post it to mask and ink blend a ground at the base of the panel of paper and attached the crocodile with foam tape. To create a blue frame I die cut the stitched rectangle from the Lucky Clover Dies and ink blended Peacock Feathers around the edges, since that is all that is seen. To finish my sentiment I heat embossed a sentence from Geology Rocks on black paper and die cut it with the Strips of Ease dies. That was attached with foam tape and the finishing touch was some white Nuvo drops!

Coloring mastermind Olga:

New design team member Sindhu

Start by stamping the image of the gem on the top half of a 4.25″x5.5″ piece of card stock. Stamp the sentiment (I selectively stamped the ‘you’re’ from the ‘you’re a’ sentiment from Heffy Doodle ‘Geology rocks’ stamp set.). Colour with the medium of your choice and cut out the top portion of the panel in such a way that a part of the gem hangs off it. On the card base, sponge ink through the sun rays stencil. Also, sponge the same ink at the bottom of the card base. Trim down the panel at the bottom and adhere to the card base. Add embellishments of your liking to finish the card.

What a gorgeous collection of cards right?! Don’t forget to leave your comments below!!

Hugs,

Crystal

April 2, 2018

83 Comments on “Stamping for Autism Awareness

Mirella Rogan
April 2, 2018 at 12:22 pm

Such an amazing cause for the hop, and so much generosity from many companies! Thank you for being one of the sponsors! The cards are absolutely fantastic!

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Pocono Pam
April 2, 2018 at 1:56 pm

The cards are sooooooo awesome! Glad to be part of this amazing hop with you.

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Cynthia
April 2, 2018 at 2:33 pm

Grateful to be part of this hop. Had never visited your site before.Thank you for participating. Your designers did a great job on their cards

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Suz Gray
April 2, 2018 at 2:33 pm

Great cards. I love the design team and how they never fail to inspire. Thanks for sharing your time and talents to support autism and for the chance to win gift Lesley.

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Jingle
April 2, 2018 at 2:55 pm

These are so cute! Thank you for joining the hop!

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susie sonnier
April 2, 2018 at 3:43 pm

WOW! Here is why I am awestruck..and have a big smile on my face—What a wonderful crafting community we have and the impact that we can make together. I am so proud! Veronica and all the sponsors- THANK YOU!

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Lisa
April 2, 2018 at 3:53 pm

you have so talented people there !! beautiful cards, I could not chose one rather than another !!!

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Miriam
April 2, 2018 at 3:55 pm

What a bunch of wonderful and positive cards!! Thank you for also being a sponsor in a wonderful blog hop for such a worthy cause!!

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D.Ann C
April 2, 2018 at 4:50 pm

What a fun and charming batch of cards that are all just perfect for this hop!! Thanks for sponsoring this important event!

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Karthikha Uday
April 2, 2018 at 4:50 pm

Fantastic creations for a noble cause! It is great to see so many ppl coming along to support! <3 Thanks to everyone who are part of the awesome blog hop, and to the sponsors!

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Karen Phillips
April 2, 2018 at 5:00 pm

I love the elephant card. Now I have another idea for all of my elephant stamps. Thank you for the inspiration and the cause it is supporting.

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sabihakhan
April 2, 2018 at 5:18 pm

These cards are all so unique in their own way same as autistic children. Love to be part of.your blog for such a good cause. Lovely cards by the design team. Hugs…

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Stephanie Savidge
April 2, 2018 at 5:18 pm

All of these cards are adorable!! So glad to see everyone participating in such a great blog hop.

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Indy
April 2, 2018 at 5:57 pm

What amazing projects for such a worthy cause! Thanks for being a sponsor!

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Rebecca L. Romines
April 2, 2018 at 7:03 pm

What a great collection to spread awareness for the cause! I appreciate you being part of the sponsoring team these individuals are lucky to have you aboard!

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Kellie Whitmire
April 2, 2018 at 8:00 pm

I would like to say how much I appreciate that you are participating in this. My son is 12 and he has Aspergers syndrome. He also has aggressive ADHD and it was hard to get the autism diagnosis and therefore to get it treated. This is a wonderful way to raise awareness

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Gayle Bartholomew
April 2, 2018 at 8:13 pm

Thank you all for participating in this worthy cause and bringing awareness to autism with your wonderful cards.

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Rexann
April 2, 2018 at 8:58 pm

I’m so Grateful To be a part of this very important Blog hop!! Great Cards everyone!!!

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Dana M
April 2, 2018 at 9:29 pm

Wow, fantastic cards. Amazing skills on the design team. Thank you for participating in this wonderful cause and for sponsoring prizes for the hop.

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Isabelle
April 2, 2018 at 9:32 pm

WOW ! This is a fantastic collection of cards ! All of them have so positive messages, it’s really a great message to give to everyone ! I specially love Jessica’s card.

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Patricia Ladd
April 2, 2018 at 9:42 pm

The critters on these cards are so cute!. Thank you for participating in this awesome blog hop and providing an awesome give-away..

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Janis in ID
April 2, 2018 at 9:51 pm

ADORABLE cards!!! Love them all, esp that happy crocodile!! Oh, my….
Thank you for sponsoring this hop and for your care and interest in Autism. Our family has several people on the spectrum. It is a challenge, but seeing their unique gifts is a joy.
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com
HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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Donna Rinckel
April 2, 2018 at 9:56 pm

Amazing cards and such encouraging words. Thanks for being part of the hop and helping raise awareness of the autism spectrum!

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Karen
April 2, 2018 at 10:49 pm

Oh my goodness……so many wonderful cards for inspiration! Thank you one and all, not only for these cards but for your participation in the autism awareness blog hop.

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Becky Green
April 2, 2018 at 10:51 pm

WOW!!! SUCH TALENT here today for this important event! LOVE EACH ONE!!! UNIQUE & BEAUTIFUL, just like those with Autism! 😉 I KNOW, our son has Aspergers & ADHD. He is now 26! THANK YOU SO MUCH for using your talents to support those with Autism! 😉

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Kristie Maynard
April 2, 2018 at 11:28 pm

These cards are wonderful, thanks for sharing them with us and for sponsoring the hop.

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Jen Forster
April 3, 2018 at 12:54 am

Wow! These are all wonderful – love the diamond

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Liz mca
April 3, 2018 at 1:21 am

Wow. You made a huge number of cards. This was a Great blog hop!

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justMarie
April 3, 2018 at 2:46 am

All the cards are so wonderful! Love Heffy Doodle designs

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Cary Ann Lombardo
April 3, 2018 at 3:08 am

Thanks for participating for this great cause. All of these cards are fabulous but I might be in love with the elephants.

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Doreen Schostek
April 3, 2018 at 3:11 am

As a mom of a 30 yo son with Autism and a 28 yo daughter that teaches Special Ed with a true passion, I thank you from the bottom of my heart for your support in spreading awareness!!

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Kimberly Ostgard
April 3, 2018 at 3:40 am

Them are all lovely cards for autism awareness.
I thank you for participating in this great blog spreading awareness.
Have a blessed day!
Kimberly

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RB
April 3, 2018 at 3:52 am

I am loving all the blue on the cards!! And of course the Heffy Doodle critters are so adorable. Amazing cause, love this hop.

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Raga Senthil
April 3, 2018 at 3:59 am

Omg..what an array of wonderful cards with positive message!!! Really well done job for raising autism awareness. Thanks so much for participating in this worthy cause and sharing with us

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kathleen dumpert
April 3, 2018 at 6:28 am

I love all the cards and want to say thank you for helping to support autism awareness!

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Ruth
April 3, 2018 at 6:54 am

thank you for sponsoring this wonderful concept to spread awareness in the stamping community. Awareness can make the world of different to kids and adult on the spectrum and it is so amazing to see this supported by so many

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Emma
April 3, 2018 at 9:42 am

Such sweet bears!

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Mary-Anne V
April 3, 2018 at 12:42 pm

Wonderful cause to bring awareness to and amazing cards!

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Betty J
April 3, 2018 at 12:48 pm

Thank you for your support for such a wonderful cause!

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ANDREA HASTILOW
April 3, 2018 at 2:00 pm

Caring, loving, supportive, giving, sharing then so many stunningly positive images on all these cards. As a person who has close links with autism to see so many people caring and sharing is beyond wonderful, thank you x

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Brandi R
April 3, 2018 at 2:37 pm

Super cute cards!! Love ♥

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Dee Earnshaw
April 3, 2018 at 3:48 pm

super sweet cards – thanks for sharing:)

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Carla Hundley
April 3, 2018 at 4:01 pm

Darling cards and
such lovely coloring.
Carla from Utah

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Sharon Gullikson
April 3, 2018 at 4:41 pm

I love all of them!! Your ideas are so cute.

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Sarah Biswabic
April 3, 2018 at 5:13 pm

Everyone’s cards are so amazing and adorable! Thank you all for being part of this amazing hop.

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Brenda Simpson
April 3, 2018 at 5:45 pm

Thank you for your sponsorship and participation in the blog hop for awareness of autism! Very cute card to remind us all we are each a gem!

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Evelyn Larson
April 3, 2018 at 5:54 pm

I just love all the cards done on this hop each is just amazing on its own but amazing for being part of this cause.

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Teresa Godines #6857
April 3, 2018 at 6:01 pm

Super fun and adorable projects. Thanks for participating in this hop.

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Amy Wazwaz
April 3, 2018 at 6:13 pm

Wow all the cards are so amazing! I am thrilled so many crafty friends joined in this autism awareness day thank you.

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Kirsty Vittetoe
April 3, 2018 at 6:57 pm

Beautiful inspiration and thanks for support for a good cause!

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Arnisha C
April 3, 2018 at 9:54 pm

This cards are the cutest. Thank you for participating in the autism awareness blog hop. My 8 year old nephew is autistic. He’s non-verbal but he loves music and likes getting his hands messy with ink after I stamp various images. This means so much to me.

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Dana W
April 3, 2018 at 11:44 pm

Amazing cards!! Just fabulous !!

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Iris Soscia
April 3, 2018 at 11:51 pm

Such awesome cards ! Thanks for promoting autism awareness.

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Victoria Banaszak
April 4, 2018 at 12:11 am

These are all so cute! Thanks for joining the hop!

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amy
April 4, 2018 at 12:27 am

Definite cuteness overload! All the projects are FABulous!

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Anna Tracy
April 4, 2018 at 1:42 am

What a great set of cards and varieties from your Design Team and their interpretation of this blog hop!

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FD91354
April 4, 2018 at 2:03 am

Thank you everyone for supporting this awareness! Your cards are all so lovely and blue is the perfect calming color!

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Deepti Aggarwal
April 4, 2018 at 7:42 am

WOW!!! Amazing cards by Design team…Love each and every card ..Thank you so much for the inspiration.

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Donna Phelan
April 4, 2018 at 11:53 am

These cards are just the sweetest! Cute, cute images and awesome colors!

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Teresa Doyle
April 4, 2018 at 12:37 pm

Oh my goodness these are CUTE! I especially love Olga’s scene she created. So sweet!

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Arianna Barbara
April 4, 2018 at 1:36 pm

Oh my!!! Such adorable set of cards!!! They’re totally cute!!!

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Terri Burson
April 4, 2018 at 2:01 pm

Oh my, the team has done amazing work! So appreciative for their time and talent. Thanks so much sponsoring this wonderful event!

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La’Nay Johnson
April 4, 2018 at 5:18 pm

These cards are awesome. I love that each card is different but with a unified message. Thanks for sharing .

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Cynthia Cole
April 4, 2018 at 7:36 pm

All of the cards are super cute!

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Amante del Papel
April 5, 2018 at 1:01 am

I did not have the pleasure of knowing your brand, but after seeing the beautiful works of your team, I will follow it closely!

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Veronica Zalis
April 5, 2018 at 1:01 am

Oh my goodness every single card is filled with such wonderful detail! Thank you so much for your part in making the Stamping For Autism Awareness such a huge success!

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Denise Bryant
April 5, 2018 at 1:40 am

Such sweet cards! Love all of the adorable critters!
Light it up blue!

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Gab
April 5, 2018 at 2:31 am

Oh wow, these are just amazing!

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Miriam Prantner
April 5, 2018 at 11:09 am

Wonderful cards! Love the sweet images, thanks for helping to sponsor this hop!

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Ishani
April 5, 2018 at 1:01 pm

Gorgeous cards! What a great cause for which you joined in!

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stempelfrida
April 5, 2018 at 1:15 pm

Wow, one card more beautiful than the next one! I am so overwhelmed by this great bunch of wonderful cards!
Thank you for supporting the initiative.

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angela B
April 5, 2018 at 3:01 pm

Oh, my!!! The cards are stunning!!! They are all so unique! Darling products used! Thanks so much for supporting the cause! I am an autism mom of 21 years. Our son is high functioning but that didn’t keep him from being bullied and as Katherine mentioned in her blog it’s heartbreaking because they understand what is happening.

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Kenisha
April 5, 2018 at 9:34 pm

Thank you for sponsoring such lovely cause.

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Annette Reed
April 5, 2018 at 10:35 pm

These are all so wonderful! Thanks for sponsoring a great cause. Everyone did a fantastic job!

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Heather DePasquale
April 6, 2018 at 4:15 am

Love each card. So cute and perfect for supporting Autism awareness! Thanks to all!

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Kelsey Thomas
April 6, 2018 at 11:21 am

These are all such adorable cards!

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Ericka Strange
April 6, 2018 at 6:43 pm

These critters are so adorable! Love all the cards and this awesome blog hop!

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Tammy Graf
April 6, 2018 at 11:38 pm

These are all great cards!

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Kim Klinkovsky
April 6, 2018 at 11:44 pm

Such AMAZING cards to spread a wonderful message of Autism Awareness. Thanks for the inspiration!

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Sue D
April 7, 2018 at 1:28 am

Adorable cards with these cute critters.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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Larissa Heskett
April 8, 2018 at 5:48 am

SQUEAL!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE these AMAZING Cards!! THANKS for supporting such an AMAZING Hop!! Have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!!

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Kari VanNoy
April 8, 2018 at 6:20 am

All these cards are amazing and perfect for this cause! Love the inspiration!

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F. Andre
April 8, 2018 at 11:09 pm

Super cute cards. Thanks for your support.

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