Easter Blog Hop!

Hello and welcome to the Stamp It Group’s Easter Blog Hop! My name is Christina Miller and you are visiting my blog, Christina’s Creative Corner! Whether this is your first stop on the blog hop tour or have hopped on over from another blog, thank you for letting me share my creation with you today!

When it comes to holidays, I always send out cards to family and friends, not just so they know that I’m thinking of them, but also so they will get some happy mail and brighten their day! Depending on how many people are on your list, it can be overwhelming. The card I’m sharing with you today, is actually one that I “mass produced” using the Timeless Tulip Bundle and the So Very Vellum Specialty DSP. If you are like me, I just love stamp sets that can be used for a variety of occasions and the Timeless Tulips is one of those stamp sets!

The base layer for this card is the So Very Vellum Specialty DSP, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, in Soft Sea Foam:

For the front of the card, you will need:

1. Cut a 5” strip of the Silver Metallic Edge Ribbon and also use enough of the ribbon to tie into a small bow.

2. Use the large tulip stamp, first inking in Grapefruit Grove ink, and then use a Sponge Dauber with Mango Melody ink along the bottom, to stamp on Whisper White cardstock. This is then punched out with the coordinating Tulip Builder Punch.

3. Use the largest oval Stitched Shapes Die to cut out of Whisper White cardstock. I used Mossy Meadow ink to stamp both stem stamps, the curved stem stamp is the tallest and the straight stem stamp for the two shorter stems. I also stamped a leaf in Mossy Meadow next to the tallest stem (if you are looking at the stamp case, it is the middle leaf stamp). I used the smallest tulips stamp (coloring the same way as the large tulip) to stamp on the smaller two stems.

On the vellum base layer, I used my grid paper to help line up the ribbon, placing a small amount of Snail on the back of the ribbon (in the middle) to keep in place and then a small amount of Snail on the back of the base layer to adhere the ends of the ribbon to the back. I adhered the die cut oval to the Vellum DSP, used dimensionals to adhere the large tulip to the tallest stem, and a glue dot to adhere the bow to the ribbon:

This completed piece is adhered to a Thick Whisper White cardstock card base, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, and scored at 5 ½”. The adhesive is placed on the back of the vellum, behind the oval and tulip:

The inside sentiment is stamped in Grapefruit Grove ink, which I used my Stamparatus so I would have a nice and even stamped image:

Here are my cards using each of the So Very Vellum Specialty DSP:

As I stated earlier, these cards are “mass produced” and here is how I made 18 cards:

1. I cut and scored all the Thick Whisper White cardstock card bases first.

2. I used one sheet of each color from the Vellum DSP, cutting first at 4” (you will have three pieces) and then turning to the 12” side to cut at 5 ¼” (this will give you two base layers). The leftover small strip is put to the side. 

3. Die cut all the ovals at the same time, I cut 3 ¾” strips of Whisper White cardstock (along the 8 ½” side), and this allowed me to get four ovals from each strip.

4. For the large tulips, I cut a 2 ½” strip of Whisper White cardstock (along the 8 ½” side), stamped the inked/sponge tulip as many times as I could, and then punched out. No, I did not clean the stamp each time and did not see any ink transfer of Mango Melody ink to the Grapefruit Grove ink pad.

5. I first made all the bows and then cut the 5” strips of ribbon.

6. For the stitched oval, I first stamped the stems and leaves and then stamped the two small tulips (use your Stampin’ Pierce Mat underneath). I felt that stamping this way not only made it go faster, but I wasn’t tempted to accidentally ink the stamp in the wrong color. Keeping only the Mossy Meadow out for the stems and leaf and Grapefruit Grove and Mango Melody out for the small tulip.

7. I used my Stamparatus to stamp the inside sentiment to all the card bases. Do not fold and burnish the card base at the score line, leave it flat. Line up the bottom what would be the inside to the top of the Stamparatus edge (the hinge side is at the top), place the sentiment on the plate (which would be the bottom of the plate, closest to you) then ink and stamp away.

8. I assembled the card as directed above.

I did try to figure out the best color combination for the tulips, which makes it easy for “mass production”, and I really liked how the tulips look no matter what color of vellum was used! What do you think?? If you want to, you could always maybe stamp some tulips along the bottom of the inside or cut down those leftover vellum strips to adhere along the bottom of the inside.

Live in the USA? I would love to be your demonstrator! Contact me today to learn more about purchasing Stampin’ Up! products, hosting a party, joining my team or if you would like a complimentary catalog! 

You can head over to my online store by clicking the Shop Now! button at the very top to see all available products.

I hope today’s project inspires you to get creative! Please contact me if you have any questions about the products used on this or any other project. I hope you enjoyed today’s blog and thanks for stopping by!

This month’s giveaway:

The winner from last month’s Sale-A-Bration Blog Hop is:

Don’t forget to scroll down to leave your FIRST and LAST name and a comment with #stampitcontest and keep on hopping on the Blog Hop tour:

1. Tami White  
2. Tina Wardell-Tina’s Crafty Ink Spot  
3. Luly Gonzalez  
4. Dawn Seelhoff – Dawn’s INKlings  
5. SHANNON LORENZ HATCH  
6. Lori McBride  
7. Pam Nichols  
8. Christina Miller  
9. Rachael Rife  
10. Karen Page  
11. Lori Mueller – Stampin’ Dreams  
12. Kim Quade

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Missing you, friend

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a fun and cheerful card featuring the My Meadow stamp set! I just love the My Meadow stamp set, you can create so many different sceneries and use any sentiments you like! Now that spring is in the air, but we are all spending more time at home, why not create a sweet card to send out to friends and let them know that you are thinking of them and brighten their day? Who doesn’t love some happy mail?? I will first start off by showing you how to create the scenery, which is pretty easy to create!

I first started by cutting out a piece of Whisper White cardstock with the third largest Stitched Rectangle Die. I then used my Stamparatus to stamp the group of tree trunks stamp in Soft Suede ink using the “step technique”, first positioning the stamp on the left side to stamp, moving the plate over two notches, and stamping again (the plate and hinge is at the top). Use the small cluster of leaves stamp to stamp the leaves in Old Olive ink:

I used two of the “fill in” stamps for the ground under the trees and the small cluster of leaves stamp in Granny Apple Green ink. There are two stamps to create the wheel barrel, I used Gray Granite and Poppy Parade inks. Tip-Don’t forget to use your Stampin’ Pierce Mat under the cardstock with photopolymer stamps, this helps you stamp a good image onto the cardstock:

There are two grass blade stamps, I used both of those in Old Olive ink to fill in the ground area and for the larger grass blade stamp, I used the three flower stamp (almost like a tulip) in Poppy Parade ink. The bird stamp was used in Gray Granite ink:

The base layer for this card, is this design from the Peaceful Poppies DSP, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”:

For the card front, you will need:

1. Your stamped scenery.

2. A 5 ½” piece of Whisper White Flax Ribbon, I used my fingertips/nails to “rough up” the ends of the ribbon.

3. Stamp the sentiment from Itty Bitty Greetings on Whisper White cardstock in Poppy Parade ink and punch out with the 1” Circle Punch.

4. Use the 1 1/8” Scallop Circle Punch to punch out a piece of Mossy Meadow cardstock, this will be layered under the sentiment.

The card base is Mossy Meadow cardstock, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”. I adhered the base layer DSP to the card base and then adhered the flax ribbon across the middle, using Tear & Tape:

The scenery is adhered to the DSP using dimensionals, keeping it more to the left side to give room for your sentiment. The layered sentiment piece is also adhered with a dimensional:


For the inside, cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”. I used the small “fill in” stamp along the bottom in Granny Apple Green ink, the bigger grass blade stamp in Old Olive, and the flowers and sentiment in Poppy Parade ink:

Don’t you love this springtime card? I just love how the Poppy Parade really “pops” with the green! This would also be a great “any occasion” card, you can simply leave off the front and inside sentiments, and stamp a sentiment on the inside for any occasion! If you have the Waterfront and/or the Snow Front stamp set, then you will definitely want this stamp set!

Live in the USA? I would love to be your demonstrator! Contact me today to learn more about purchasing Stampin’ Up! products, hosting a party, joining my team or if you would like a complimentary catalog! 

You can head over to my online store by clicking the Shop Now! button at the very top to see all available products.

I hope today’s project inspires you to get creative! Please contact me if you have any questions about the products used on this or any other project. I hope you enjoyed today’s blog and thanks for stopping by!

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Best Wishes from The Gang’s All Meer!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a quick and easy going away card featuring The Gang’s All Meer stamp set! Recently, my husband asked me to make a going away card for a co-worker that will be leaving and what perfect card to make for everyone to sign, then with this super cute stamp set? I also used my Stamparatus to help with a little masking, which was super helpful for lining up the stamps!

The base layer is this design from the Garden Lane DSP, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”:

For the masking of the Meer Cat popping out of the ground, I first used the second largest Stitched Nested Die to cut out a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock and stamped the image in Memento ink. I stamped the image again on a piece of masking paper, trimmed it out, placed on top of the stamped image, lined up the group of Meer Cat’s, and then stamped in Memento ink:

For the rest of the card front, you will need:

1. Stamp the sentiment in Mossy Meadow ink on a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock and punch out with the Classic Label Punch. You will also need to punch out another piece in Mossy Meadow cardstock and cut in half, this will be layered under the sentiment.

2. Color the Meer Cat’s in using Stampin’ Blends: Bronze around the inner outline and Ivory to color in, Light Crumb Cake along the ground, and Light Seaside Spray around the bodies and heads.

3. Use the largest Stitched Nested Die to cut a piece of Mossy Meadow cardstock, this will be layered under the Very Vanilla cardstock.

Adhere the Stitched Nested cut-outs together and then adhere to the DSP base layer. Adhere the punched pieces together, with the Mossy Meadow cardstock poking out from each end, and then use Mini Dimensionals to adhere to the DSP base layer:

This completed piece is adhered to a Mossy Meadow cardstock card base, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”:

For the inside, cut a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, stamp the sentiment from Itty Bitty Greetings in Mossy Meadow ink (either mask the second layer of the sentiment or use a Stampin’ Write Marker) and stamp the Meer Cat in Memento ink, coloring in with Bronze and Ivory Stampin’ Blends, use Light Crumb Cake to color the ground underneath:

Such a cute card that was so easy to make! If you have been thinking about masking with this stamp set, it is so easy and depending on how you are masking, don’t forget your Stamparatus! This stamp set is perfect for card giving from a group!!

Live in the USA? I would love to be your demonstrator! Contact me today to learn more about purchasing Stampin’ Up! products, hosting a party, joining my team or if you would like a complimentary catalog! 

You can head over to my online store by clicking the Shop Now! button at the very top to see all available products.

I hope today’s project inspires you to get creative! Please contact me if you have any questions about the products used on this or any other project. I hope you enjoyed today’s blog and thanks for stopping by!

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6 x 6 DSP-Are you warming up to it yet?

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is another fun Christmas card made with the Wrapped in Plaid DSP! On Monday, I shared with you some of my thoughts and tips regarding 6” x 6” and how to get the most out it for your cards. Today’s card will show you how I used one design of DSP to make one card, which if you use all four sheets you will make four cards, and only have a small scrap of DSP to discard, or keep, that is up to you!

In last year’s Holiday Catalog, the Dashing Deer stamp set and coordinating Detailed Deer Dies were a huge hit with crafters, so I thought I would show you how to make a fun and simple card with this stamp set and DSP from this year’s Holiday Catalog. This design coordinates perfectly (to me at least) with the stamp set and dies, but you could really use this set for any of the designs from the DSP. My first cut of this DSP is along the bottom at ¾”, this is to make sure that the deer design is going the right way as this will be adhered to the inside of the card. Turn the DSP 90 degrees and cut at 4”. This will give you one piece at ¾” x 6”, one piece at 4” x 5 ¼” (the base layer), and one piece at 2” x 5 ¼” (layered on top of the base layer):

For the card front you will need:

1. Use the deer die to cut a piece out of Cherry Cobbler cardstock.

2. Tie a piece of the Gold Shimmer Ribbon into a small bow.

3. Use the smallest Stitched Rectangles layering die to cut out a piece in Shaded Spruce cardstock and stamp the sentiment in Golden Glitz ink. I used my Stamparatus to stamp the sentiment, I found that you have to stamp an image more than once to get a nice image and use your heat tool to dry the ink completely.

To assemble the front:

1.Adhere the smaller strip of DSP to the middle of the base layer DSP.

2. Adhere the deer to the middle strip of DSP and use glue dots to adhere the ribbon to the lower portion of the deer’s neck.

3. Adhere the sentiment with dimensionals.

This completed base layer is adhered to a Thick Whisper White cardstock, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, and scored at 5 ½”. I added three of the 4mm Gold Glitter Enamel Dots to the deer antlers:

For the inside, I again used my Stamparatus to stamp the inside sentiments, in case I needed to stamp the accent stamp again in the gold and stamp the sentiment more than once in Cherry Cobbler ink so you can see it thru the gold ink. The ¾” x 6” piece of DSP is adhered along the bottom of the cardstock, trimming off the excess:

Isn’t this a fun and quick Christmas card to make? If you did not want to use the 2” strip of DSP as another layer, you can easily combine it with another 2” strip design and use a piece of ribbon to cover the middle where the two pieces meet, giving you another four cards! Even though these cuts for the DSP are simple, you can easily dress up the card with die cuts and embellishments, there’s no limit to the possibilities!!

Live in the USA? I would love to be your demonstrator! Contact me today to learn more about purchasing Stampin’ Up! products, hosting a party, joining my team or if you would like a complimentary catalog! 

You can head over to my online store by clicking the Shop Now! button at the very top to see all available products.

I hope today’s project inspires you to get creative! Please contact me if you have any questions about the products used on this or any other project. I hope you enjoyed today’s blog and thanks for stopping by!

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Halloween & Fall Theme Blog Hop!

Hello and welcome to the Stamp It Group’s Halloween Theme Blog Hop! My name is Christina Miller and you are visiting my blog, Christina’s Creative Corner! Whether this is your first stop on the blog hop or have hopped over from another blog, thank you for letting me share my creation with you today, so let’s get started!

For me, Halloween is the kick off for Holiday cards and crafts! This year’s Holiday Catalog has some super cool products that are just perfect for Halloween! I chose to use The Raven stamp set, Monster Bash Enamel Shapes, and the Stylish Scroll Embossing folder for my card that I’m sharing with you today.

The base layer is Basic Black cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, and embossed with the Stylish Scroll Embossing Folder:

I wanted to give the embossed cardstock an “aged” look, so I lightly took my Versamark pad across the raised side of the cardstock and then sprinkled Gold Emboss Powder across. Before I heat set it, I took a small paint brush that I have a went around brushing off any embossing powder that was in the middle of the scrolls, I then heat set the powder, and lightly used a small nail buffer block to buff down the embossing powder so it was not so shiny and ruffed up the edges with my Paper Snips:

To create the “spooky sky”:

1. Cut a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock at 2 ¼” x 5”.

2. Create a mask for the moon with the 2” Circle Punch and color lightly in with a Sponge Dauber and Pineapple Punch ink:

3. I used my Stampartus to stamp the tree branch with Memento Ink twice so I would have a good stamped image.

4. I used the negative mask from the punch to cover the moon and then used a Sponge Dauber with Gray Granite ink to color in the sky, dark around the edges and lighter in the middle.

5. Create another mask with the Pretty Label Punch to create the clouds and then remove the mask over the moon, using any ink already on the Sponge Dauber lightly around the moon.

To complete the “spooky sky”, the sentiment is heat embossed with Shimmer Black Embossing Powder and then I added three of the crows from the enamel shapes to the tree branch:

I used my snips to rough up the edges of this piece, adhered with black dimensionals to the embossed base layer, and then adhered to a Basic Gray cardstock card base, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”:

The inside sentiment is on Very Vanilla cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, the sentiment and feathers are both heat embossed with Shimmer Black Emboss Powder. Then use a Stampin’ Sponge with Gray Granite ink around the edges:

So, are you spooked?? Lol The Raven stamp set and Wonderfully Wicked Bundle are both a must for my Halloween cards and crafts, what are you most excited to create with?

Live in the USA? I would love to be your demonstrator! Contact me today to learn more about purchasing Stampin’Up! products, hosting a party, joining my team or if you would like a complimentary catalog! 

You can head over to my online store by clicking the Shop Now! button at the very top to see all available products.

I hope today’s project inspires you to get creative! Please contact me if you have any questions about the products used on this or any other project. I hope you enjoyed today’s blog and thanks for stopping by!

This month’s giveaway:

The winner from last month’s Fall Theme Blog Hop is:

Don’t forget to scroll down to leave your FIRST and LAST name and a comment with the #stampitcontest and then keep on hopping to the next name on the Blog Hop tour:

1. Tami White – USA  
2. Luly Gonzalez  
3. Tina Wardell  
4. Christina Miller  
5. Dawn Seelhoff  
6. Pam Nichols  
7. Gianna Melone  
8. Kim Quade  
9. Karen Page  
10. Danette Herrera  
11. SHANNON LORENZ HATCH  
12. Rachael Rife

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Fall Theme Blog Hop!

Hello and welcome to the Stamp It Group’s Fall Theme Blog Hop! My name is Christina Miller and you are visiting my blog, Christina’s Creative Corner! Whether this is your first stop on the blog hop or have hopped over from another side, thank you for letting me share my creation with you today, so let’s get started!

So, what comes to mind when you think of fall? Is it the crisp, fresh air? Is it the warm spices and fall scents? How about sitting around a fire with friends and family and enjoying time together? All of the above?? Me, too!! My original card that I was creating for today started off completely different with the sunflower stamps from the Painted Harvest stamp set. While I stamped the outer layer in Crusted Curry ink, the inner layer in Terracotta Tile ink, and the center in Soft Suede ink, the Crushed Curry and Terracotta Tile combo looked like a “fire” to me, so then I thought about how I could create a “fire pit”? After some experimenting I created today’s card, which I hope you will enjoy!

To create the “fire pit”, start my cutting a piece of Gray Granite cardstock at 2 ¾” x 3 ¼” and use the Detailed Trio Punch to round the corners. I used the largest Layering Oval Dies to cut out the middle of the cardstock (I just “eyed it” till it looked right”, embossed with the Brick & Mortar 3D embossing folder, and then added Gray Granite and Merry Merlot ink with a sponge dauber to give the fire pit some distressing:

Stamp the outer layer of the sunflower in Crushed Curry ink and the inner layer and the center in Terracotta Tile ink. I fussy cut these out and then added some more Crushed Curry ink around the edges with a sponge dauber. Cut the flowers in half and use three of the pieces with liquid glue to create the fire. Trim off any excess piece of the flower that may be sticking out of the sides and then “round off” the pointed corners:

The base layer is Very Vanilla cardstock cut at 4” x 5 ¼” and I used my Stamparatus to stamp the trees several times in Early Espresso ink, I wanted extra dark, but not black:

To create the ground, I masked just above the tree trunks and used a sponge dauber with Old Olive ink to color in. I then placed the mask over the ground and colored in the sky with sponge daubers using Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Cajun Craze, and Merry Merlot inks. After removing the mask, I blended the line using what ink was left on the Old Olive sponge dauber:

I cut out two Adirondack chairs out of Crumb Cake cardstock and then embossed them with the Subtle 3D embossing folder. Before adhering anything down, I first lined everything up on the base layer. I used liquid glue to adhere the sides of the chairs to the fire pit, cut up six mini dimensionals to use on the back of the chairs, and used more liquid glue on the back of the fire pit to adhere to the base layer:

The base layer is adhered to a Mossy Meadow cardstock card base, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”:

For the inside, use a 4” x 5 ¼” piece of Very Vanilla cardstock, I used part of the sentiment from Winter Woods stamp set in Mossy Meadow ink (you can use either a Stampin’ Write Marker or mask part of the sentiment and ink with the stamp pad), and stamp the pinecones in the corners with Early Espresso ink:

Isn’t this a fun card?? It really is a great “all occasion” card that you can send to anyone! I just love it when you can create a completely “outside of the box” cards, just use your imagination!!

Live in the USA? I would love to be your demonstrator! Contact me today to learn more about purchasing Stampin’Up! products, hosting a party, joining my team or if you would like a complimentary catalog! 

You can head over to my online store by clicking the Shop Now! button at the very top to see all available products.

I hope today’s project inspires you to get creative! Please contact me if you have any questions about the products used on this or any other project. I hope you enjoyed today’s blog and thanks for stopping by!

This Month’s Giveaway:

The winner from the New Catalog Theme Blog Hop is:

Don’t forget to scroll down to leave your FIRST and LAST name and a comment with the #stampitcontest and then keep on hopping to the next name on the Blog Hop tour:

1. Tami White  
2. Tina Wardell  
3. Christina Miller  
4. Luly Gonzalez  
5. Dawn Seelhoff  
6. Linda Cullen  
7. Rachael Rife  
8. Kim Quade  
9. Shannon Lorenz-Hatch  
10. Pam Nichols  
11. Danette Herrera  
12. Karen Page  
13. Gigi Melone  
14. Oksana Semenska

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Birthday wishes with Floral Essence and Garden Lane DSP

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which features new products from the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog! With the launch of the new catalog starting June 4th, it’s time for me to get creative and show them to you! For this card, I am using new designer series paper, ribbon, dies, and two stamp sets. If you haven’t seen the Garden Lane DSP (page 165), definitely give it a look! This DSP may have a lot of greens in it, but it was so easy to color coordinate the flower from Floral Essence with Stampin’ Blends.

For the card front, start with this design from the DSP, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, enough Scalloped Lace Trim to tie into a bow around the DSP, and the sentiment is stamped in Garden Green ink on Very Vanilla cardstock, cut out with the 2ndsmallest Stitched Nested Labels:

For the flower, use your Stamparatus to first stamp the flower from Floral Essence in Smoky Slate ink on a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock. To color the flower, first use Light Mint Macaron Stampin’ Blends around the edges of the flower petals, color the inner petal with the Dark Soft Sea Foam Stampin’ Blends (avoiding the petal “veins”), I used the Light Mint Macaron again to blend in the line between the two colors on the petals, and then used Light Pineapple Punch to color in the “veins”. I then stamped the flower image again in Versamark ink, heat embossed with Silver Emboss Powder, and then fussy cut out. For the leaves, I stamped the image twice on Very Vanilla cardstock in Versamark ink, heat embossed with Silver Emboss Powder, colored in with Dark Mossy Meadow Stampin’ Blends and then fussy cut out:

The leaves are adhered to the back of the flower with glue dots and I used one of the largest Clear Faceted Gems for the middle of the flower:

The lace trim is adhered to the cardstock and the sentiment and flower is adhered with dimensionals:

The completed card front is adhered to a Garden Green cardstock card base, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”:

For the inside, I adhered a ¾” x 4” piece of DSP to the side and stamped the sentiment in Garden Green ink:

Isn’t this a gorgeous card? While this designer series paper coordinates with the Magnolia Lane and Garden Lane Suites, I chose to just order this DSP for now so that I would have some pretty paper to play with and use other products. 

Live in the USA? I would love to be your demonstrator! Contact me today to learn more about purchasing Stampin’Up! products, hosting a party, joining my team or if you would like a complimentary catalog! 

You can head over to my online store by clicking the Shop Now! button at the very top to see all available products.I hope today’s project inspires you to get creative! Please contact me if you have any questions about the products used on this or any other project. I hope you enjoyed today’s blog and thanks for stopping by!

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