Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Advent Calendar Extravaganza with Taheerah Atchia




Hello, friends! Welcome to Day 13 of the Advent Calendar Extravaganza! 

Advent Calendar Extravaganza is -the- festive event of the season! This ‘hop with a twist’ was dreamed up by Taheerah Atchia and features surprise destinations each day! Joining in the fun with Taheerah are ONE HUNDRED special guests - each serving up some fantastic Christmas inspiration! Just like an Advent Calendar, you’ll never know where you’re going to be visiting next until you ‘open the door’!

And that’s not all! With 25 *amazing* sponsors taking part as guests as well, your crafty wish list is bound to get a boost with a chance to win a prize EVERY SINGLE DAY!! Join in the fun every day at taheerah-atchia.com to see what special surprises await behind the door!

For my project today, I'm featuring holiday products from Concord & 9th.


I used the JOY Bundle to create my festive and colorful Christmas card. 

It’s not a party without a prize - and with prizes every day there are several chances to win! Today’s prize is generously supplied by Concord & 9th so you’ll definitely want to win! Simply leave a comment on this post - then head back to taheerah-atchia.com and leave a comment there too! You must leave a comment on Taheerah’s blog as well as mine in order to be eligible to win! Don’t forget to grab the other surprise destinations from Taheerah’s blog and head over to them to leave comments there as well to improve your odds even more! You have until 23:59 EST on 31st December 2017 to enter.

Don’t forget Advent Calendar Extravaganza runs from 1st-25th December inclusive so make sure you visit taheerah-atchia.com every day for fabulous inspiration and amazing prizes every single time! Merry Christmas!



188 comments:

  1. fabulous color choices - love!

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  2. I LOVE your color choices here!!! I just received this bundle in the mail yesterday! I can't wait to play with it and use your card as inspiration! ♥

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  3. My heart is filled with JOY just by looking at your beautiful card! It's so bright and cheerful! Fun and festive!

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  4. What a fun and joyful design! Thanks so much for sharing and inspiring!

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  5. Pretty colors and I love your big and bold "JOY." Happy holidays.

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  6. Love the colors you used for the card! And the big bold JOY die cut that fills up the front of a card.

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  7. What a pretty card! Those snowflakes are awesome!

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  8. I love those colours! Great card

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  9. Very pretty! I love that you have sequins that match
    the in colors exactly.

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  10. Sweet and simple card with a big impact. Thank you for sharing.

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  11. SO clean and simple! And I love the non traditional colors!

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  12. Beautiful CAS card, love the design and color combo, and the matching colored sequins is a pretty detail!

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  13. Love this card... the snowflakes are so delicate and I adore how you centered each with a coordinating sequin that is translucent!

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    1. Not translucent... whatever that other word is..opaque! That's what I mean. LOL

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  14. the deep pink and turquoise colors are wonderful on your very pretty card!

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  15. Great card! Love the non-traditional colors!

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  16. Love the different colored snowflakes! So pretty!

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  17. LOVE your festive, colourful cheery card, Melissa! I have the Joy bundle and didn't even realize that sweet snowflake was part of the set *palm smack on forehead* Need to use it today! So thrilled to see your creativity highlighted in Taheerah's Advent Extravaganza!
    Hugs~carol

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  18. Love this festive card with such pretty colors!

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  19. Simply beautiful! Love the sequins in the center of the lovely snowflakes! TFS!

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  20. So pretty with the colorful snowflakes.

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  21. Love those simple snowflakes! Pretty colors on your delightful card!

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  22. Beautiful card! Love the colors, snowflakes, and the sentiment! Thanks for sharing!

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  23. Gorgeous card. It's simple, elegant and the colors are a surprise and beautiful!

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  24. Sweet card - love the snowflakes.

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  25. Great card! Love the colors and the snowflakes. So pretty.

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  26. Great card ! I love the bold sentiment, and the colourful snowflakes.

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  27. I love this card! The colors are so pretty and, of course, the JOY is beautiful, too.

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  28. Wonderfully festive & beautiful--love this!

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  29. Love the bright, fun color combo you used here, so refreshing and beautiful!

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  30. Love the colourful snowflakes and the use of sequin bling!

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  31. Love the bright colors and cas look of the card. Great card.

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  32. What a cute card, it is unique and I love that and I love our colors. Thanks Tracey Magner

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  33. This is so pretty! Love the colors!

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  34. What a wonderful card...love the snowflakes! Cheers.

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  35. Love the snowflakes! A wonderful card!

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  36. Pretty sequins and lovely summery colours - great for a southern hemisphere Christmas, despite the snowflakes!

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  37. Concord & 9th has the most innovative products. Thanks for sharing. ^-^

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  38. What a beautifully joyous card! love the colours!

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  39. beautiful! CAS with gorgeous color combo!

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  40. I really like the colorful snowflakes.

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  41. love the design on this card - stunning:)

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  42. Simple but elegant card today!

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  43. This is beautiful! I love the colors you used, and the coordinating sequins are the perfect touch!

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  44. Love this colorful card, Melis! Of course, I would not have expected anything less!

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  45. Love the colors of the snowflakes with the pretty coordinating sequins. Such a cute card!

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  46. Love the colors and style of your card - simple but classy! TFS!

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  47. Your beautiful card would be so easy to duplicate if someone needed a lot of cards. This card is stunning.

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  48. Just Stunning. I love your soft modern colors, pattern, details, and stamps. Just wonderful. Happy Holidays!

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  49. I'm liking the nontraditional colors for a Christmas card. Great job.

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  50. Very pretty card! Love the use of non-traditional colours.

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  51. Oh I love the
    colors of the
    snowflakes down
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    beautiful card!
    Carla from Utah

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  52. Fun card with those colourful snowflakes. Great design too.

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  53. Oh Melissa, how pretty is THIS? Love, love, LOVE IT! Beautifully done!

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  54. Snowflakes are so festive and pretty. Are thos Catherine Pooler inks?

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  55. Loving the fact that your delicate snowflakes are coloured, a really happy, cheerful card without a glint of traditional Christmas colours, love it x

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  56. Love the idea of putting sequins in the center of your snowflakes.

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  57. What really pretty card. Thanks for sharing...

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  58. The card you made is so FABULOUS!!!!

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  59. I am in love with the colors on your card!

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  60. Very pretty Melissa. Love the coordinating sequins in the middle of the snowflakes.

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  61. Lovely CAS card Melissa, love the look of this card and the colors used!

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  62. Super pretty card, love your blend of colors with the matching sequins.

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  63. Gorgeous CAS design! Love the bold 'JOY' and those sweet sequined snowflakes!

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  64. Great color combo - such a pretty card!

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  65. Melissa I love your clean and simple card. Thanks for sharing!

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  66. Simple but elegant and soooo cheery! Nice job!

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  67. the card is elegant in its simplicity.
    Love the colors.
    thanks for sharing.

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  68. What a fun simple card to recreate!

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  69. Love the colors and the accents!

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  70. Great design! Love the sequins in the centers of all the snowflakes!

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  71. Great card, love the colors and the sequins in the snowflakes.

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  72. Such a modern color palette! Love the cascade of snowflakes.

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  73. Beautiful job! I always love seeing snowflake cards.

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  74. Beautiful job! I always love seeing snowflake cards.

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  75. Melissa, This is such a fun card! I love all the colors and the snowflakes, punctuated by the big word JOY! Thanks for sharing! Merry Christmas!

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  76. Oh I like this! What a great card. Thanks for participating in this fun event!!

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  77. Love the colors of your snowflakes. It's a beautiful card. Thanks so much for sharing it.

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  78. Bold , big and beautiful . Leapt off the page at me . Love it .

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  79. I love the colors that were used on this card, it is simple but with the sequins it make the card stand out.

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  80. Love the bold font of the 'JOY' with the delicacy of the snowflakes--perfectly executed! Thank you.

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  81. love the clean design and big sentiment.

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  82. That’s a gorgeous card ! I love how you’ve matched the sequins with the colour of the snowflakes ! margessw@icloud.com

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  83. This is a real wonderfull CAS-card.
    I like the whole look of it.

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  84. I like the design of this card. The various colored snowflakes down the side are very pretty.

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  85. Such a happy card, love the simplicity!

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  86. Lovely card! I really like how the snowflakes are accent with the sequins.

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  87. Love your fabulous color choices. Love your sequined snowflakes!

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  88. I love the pink and blue and the snowflakes!

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  89. Oh, this is fabulous...love the simplicity and colors!

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  90. I love the colors and CAS design!!

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  91. Wow, you managed to match your inks and sequins perfectly! And I really like the non-traditional coloring, but it still is a great Christmas card, especially with the sentiment. Thanks for sharing your creativity and participating in Taheerah's advent calendar!

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  92. Love those tiny snowflakes - so delicate.

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  93. Very pretty CAS card. The sequins add just the right final touch.

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  94. Super cute care. Thank you for sharing

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  95. Ah, love the simple elegance of this card!

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  96. Wow! The sequin add so much to those simple little snowflakes!

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  97. Love this color blue for your sentiment! Blue + pink is a great twist on the traditional colors for Xmas. Beautiful card!

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  98. Great card! Thank You for the inspiration.

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  99. Absolutely beautiful! I love this - the delicateness of the snowflakes with the sparkle of the sequins!

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  100. Beautiful, cheerful snowflakes.

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  101. Sweet card!! Love the sequin details!!

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  102. Your snowflakes are so delicate. Just love the color choices. Very happy to see you in this amazing Advent calendar. Nicely done.

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  103. Love the non-traditional colors. Beautiful card!

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  104. CAS, colorful, cheery snowflake creative work of art. Well designed, Great use of non traditional color to create this work of art. Well Done! Great Job!

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  105. Love this card! So glad I found this blog!

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  106. Love this card. That’s my fave Christmas color combo

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  107. Love your card. I put this stamp set on my wish list.

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  108. Love this card. So clean and simple, but beautiful

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  109. Love your CAS card! The co-ordinating sequin centers are perfect for the snow flakes!

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  110. Sometimes it is difficult to make a simple card look stunning, but you have done it.

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  111. Hi Melissa! Wow, this is I think my favorite card in this whole blog! It is so stunning!

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  112. Such pretty colors. I really like the happy colors of the snowflakes. I'm kind of stuck in red/green mode so I'll give this color combo a try.

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  113. Very cute. Love the big sequins in the center of each snowflake.

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  114. Your card is SO extra sweet, Melissa. I love how each sequin matches its snowflake. Lovely! Thanks for taking part in this special event with Taheera. What a whole lot of inspiration and fun!
    Blessings,
    Karen Letchworth

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  115. This card just screams Joy, in more ways than one! Great colors!

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  116. The color scheme is wonderful. Love the clean design

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  117. So delightful! I love the sequin centers you added to each of the snowflakes - beautiful finishing touch!

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  118. Very pretty card. Love the use of the snowflakes as a 'border' down the side.

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  119. Clean and vibrant, fabulous card!

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  120. Beautiful! I love your pretty snowflakes :)

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  121. love the crisp and fresh style of this card - great card

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  122. Adorable card, love the snowflakes.

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  123. This is a beautiful card, and the message “Joy to the World” so needed t

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  124. Fabulous design. Love how you put color matched sequins on the snowflakes.

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  125. Wow! Love the snowflakes! Thanks for sharing!

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  126. I love the colours! So festive in not so traditional way! You've inspired me to use these colours on my next card. Thanks

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  127. Beautiful card! I love the sequins in the centre of the snowflakes.

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  128. So adorable! Love the colors of the snowflakes here - makes it so fun and whimsical!!!

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  129. What a fun card! I just love the colors and simplicity of it. Thanks for the inspiration. :D

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  130. Beautiful card...love the perfect matched sequins on snowflakes...

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  131. Love the colors of the snowflakes. This is such a bright and joy-filled card.

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  132. Wouldn't it be cool if we could have a few real colored snowflakes fall?!! At least we have your sweet ones!

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  133. Your card is so much fun. I just love the color combo, the bright large JOY die cut, the sequins on your snowflakes. Thanks so much for sharing!

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  134. Very festive and joyful colors, Melissa!

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  135. Love these colors for Christmas cards. Your card is fantastic!

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  136. This is sweet as can be Melissa! Love the soft colors!!

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  137. Elegant and colourful card. Love the snowflakes. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  138. One great CAS card and great cheery colors too.

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  139. Your beautiful card had me singing Joy songs!!! Love the bright and vibrant colors!! Brings "Joy" to my heart! Love Concord & 9th and would LOVE to win some!

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  140. Love the big graphic design...and the colors are so festive! Stunning!

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  141. Love the colors on your card, a very modern Christmas. Looks so feminine.

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  142. I love the CAS graphic design! The colors are wonderful, especially with the coordinating sequins!

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  143. Very cute and beautiful card. Love the playful colors and the fabulous design.

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  144. This card is lovely. I love the sentiment of "Joy".

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  145. SQUEAL!! Just BEAUTIFUL!! I just ADORE this Card!! THANKS SO MUCH for sharing and INSPIRING!! Have a FABULOUS New Year!! =)

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  146. Sweet and CAS, love it! Love the addition of the sequins in the snowflakes!

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  147. You showed us that sometimes a more simple design can be very stunning. Thanks.

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  148. I just love the bright colors and simple design!! This card is a true JOY!

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  149. Oh, I'm pretty sure I need the JOY Bundle after seeing your beautiful card, Melissa. Love your color scheme!

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  150. I love the bright snowflakes on your pretty card!

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