Stamp of Approval: Candy Cane Lane Blog Hop


Welcome to Day 3 of our Stamp of Approval "Candy Cane Lane" collection Blog Hop!

What is Stamp of Approval?
It's a box of amazing card making supplies that have been specially designed to all work together for creating fun hand-made cards.
Our theme for this release is our holiday themed box and it's called "Candy Cane Lane". It contains one large rubber back ground stamp, two 4x6 stamp sets with coordinating dies plus a label shaped die set.

How can I get one?
You can get on the Wait List by signing up here at cpstampofapproval.com.
The box goes on sale on Wednesday September 21stStampNation Wait List members will receive their sales link at 9:00am EST (a little perk of being a member!).  All other Wait List members will receive their link at 10:00am EST.  Public sales will begin on Thursday September 22nd.

Now... on to the show!

I decided I wanted a rustic holiday card to share with you today so I created a couple different ones.

I had a blast with this collection!  I just couldn't resist using the fabulous stag from the "Hip Holiday" stamp set and the amazing "Peppermint Stick" back ground together!


And I love looking at stamps and thinking outside the box! You see those striped curves right there?  Well, they're actually to create Catherine's too-cute "Crooky Tree" but I decided to create a wreath shape with them instead!!


I hope you've enjoyed the last three days of the Blog Hops for the "Candy Cane Lane" collection!  

Please take a moment and leave a COMMENT to WIN a box of your very own!



Allison Cope - you are here!
Ingrid Blackburn - go here next!

Thanks for joining me today!  Have a great Tuesday everyone! 

~ Ally ~

236 comments:

  1. So creative Ally! Your crooky wreath is just brilliant! Love the stitching on it too. And the color combo on the first - wouldn't have thought of that!!! :)

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  2. So nice first card is the best,love rustic look.

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  3. Oh Ally how on earth do you come up with such creative uses of these kits. I love how you always find a different way to use the dies and stamps. I just love the cards.

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  4. Wow! Gorgeous cards!!! Love the colors!!

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  5. never ever would have thought to use the tree pieces as a wreath! Amazing out-of-the-box thinking!

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  6. Using the tree parts to make a wreath = genius! LOVE these cards!

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  7. Love the way you used the tree part to make a wreath. Great new set from SOA!

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  8. Adorable and fun cards Allison. Love your color choices as well as design. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  9. Very nice! Love the one with the deer!

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  10. I love the distressed edges on the first card. WOWSER, we have another wreath. Great ideas from Allie as usual.

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  11. That is my favorite thing in the card-making world when someone takes a stamp or die that is for something specific and turns it into something totally different!!! LOVE the wreath card and the other one too!!! Colors are cool!!

    -Irene
    mrsirenegarcia@yahoo.com

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  12. Awesome cards Ally! I love your wreath idea with the tree parts. So cool!

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  13. How fun! Love your colour combo on the first card and your wreath is just brilliant! Such a great way to stretch your supplies by thinking out of the box! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  14. Beautiful. And brilliant how you used the crooky tree dies to shape a wreath.

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  15. Both of your cards were very creative. I like the colors in the first one and the idea of a unique wreath in the second. Such new designs!

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  16. Oh my gosh. You have used the collection in a totally different way. Love the cards.

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  17. Like that you think "outside the box"!

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  18. Great cards! So creative!

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  19. Great idea to use the crooky tree that way! Clever!

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  20. Love the first card .im impressed by the second one though..who wouldve thought wreath from a crooky tree.well done you xx

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  21. Love the first card .im impressed by the second one though..who wouldve thought wreath from a crooky tree.well done you xx

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  22. That wreath is so clever. Love your ideas.

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  23. I love both of your cards, Allison, but I gotta say the second one is so unique!

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  24. What a great idea!!! Fantastic thinking out of the box!

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  25. I love the red and blue combination. Pretty cards.

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  26. Very nice! I love the two tones in the branches!

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  27. Great colour combinations.

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  28. Love your creative cards!

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  29. Two fantastic cards! When I first saw the "crooky tree" my first thought was to use the largest piece for a 'wreath', so glad I was not he only one with this thought. A great job!

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  30. Wow! Who would have thought - using the crooky tree for the wreath - very creative! And I love the peppermint stripe "Joyful"! Awesome.

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  31. Great cards. The reindeer is so cute and the creative way you used one of the wonky Christmas tree pieces was very clever. This blog hop has given me so many great ideas, that I have almost decided I have to have this collection.

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  32. Love the candy cane stripe background stamp in this release

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  33. Wow! I love how you made the wreath, very clever!

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  34. Love, love, love your stag card and your wreath card is just lovely too! Can't wait to play with this set!! :0)

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  35. Awww!!! Your cards are absolutely lovely!!!

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  36. Ally Wow!! Two beautiful creative cards You Go Girl!!!.

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  37. How creative to make a wreath from one of the tree pieces!

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  38. Love the crooky wreath!

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  39. Wonderful cards with this kit. I really like the peppermint stick background.

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  40. I always love your style! These cards are amazing!! Thanks so much for sharing on the blog hop.

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  41. Great use of the tree---love both of your cards!!!!!

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  42. Fantastic cards. You definitely are creative and thinking out of the box!!!

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  43. Hi Ally,

    It is fun to watch you on your videos, I love your wreath card it looks awesome! You make cards so much fun!

    Suzanne T.

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  44. Thank you for more ways to use these wonderful sets together in different ways.

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  45. I love how you used the tree parts to make your wreath! Sooo creative! I love both the cards! I tend to lean toward the rustic Christmas cards as my personal preference and so I absolutely love the deer one!

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  46. How clever you are! Love your ideas!

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  47. Love your fun cards!

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  48. Wow! that black & white wreath! What an ingenious use of that stamp and die!

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  49. Wow! I really need to try and think out of the box more. Your wreath is super cool! Great cards!

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  50. Awesome cards! Love the clever wreath you made! The candy cane striped background stamp is fabulous!

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  51. Your cards are so inspiring and showcase just how versatile this set is.

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  52. Both cards are very lovely!!

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  53. Ok, when I saw the wreath card, I just thought...what a clever girl! :) I love both of your cards and especially love "out of the box" cards!

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  54. Love the wreath card!!!!

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  55. Super creative! I love how you used the crooky tree segments to create your 'wreath'. And the touch of polka dots in the sentiment. Perfect!

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  56. Way to think outside the box! Thanks for sharing!

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  57. Your ideas rock! I would never have thought of them. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  58. So creative! I really love your cards Ally 😄

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  59. Love the use of the pine boughs!

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  60. Fabulous cards. So pretty.

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  61. Great cards. That wreath... how different. I liked that very much. It's innovative and unusual which is how I like to envision myself. LOL

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  62. Love your cards! The wreath card is clever!

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  63. What a clever way to make your wreath! wow!! And I totally LOVE the first card. Those colors are wonderful and I have fallen in love with the deer stamp!!

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  64. Ali, I love your stag card, but the way your used those wonky tree piece to make a wreath is so much fun! Great job! Less than 24 hours before I can order & play on Stamp Nation with you all!

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  65. Ally, you are so creative. Really love seeing how you use the stamps and the new ideas. Cute cards and love the colors and the use of the tree. Thank you for sharing!

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  66. Love the snow background and frame plus your amazingly clever wreath!

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  67. Both cards are great. Love the stag.

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  68. Your stag card is calling me to make it a shaker card! The wreath is so cute!

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  69. Very creative! I don't think I would have thought of a wreath just looking at it by itself!

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  70. Such colorful cards! Love, love, love them.

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  71. Hi Ally!! Your cards are adorable!! I really love the candy cane background stamp!! Thanks for the inspiring ideas :)

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  72. Love the colours, love the wreath! Love your use of items in a different manner! All sweet and I love them!

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  73. Love the wreath! You are really great at thinking outside of the box and give me lots of inspiration! Thanks for sharing

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  74. Adorable cards! And a different wreath :)

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  75. Very creative cards! I love the wreath card! Thanks for such amazing inspiration!

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  76. I like the snowy effect behind the stag on the first card. Definitely outside the box on that second card. I love the stitching. Thank you for sharing.

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  77. Very creative use of the stamps & dies in this collection! The reindeer card is my favorite!

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  78. I really like the way you used the tree for a wreath Allison. TFS!!!!

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  79. love the wreath idea how do you people come up with all these ideas I could not make cards without you Thanks so much

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  80. Great cards Ally! The creativity in your wreath card is just inspiring! I love the versatility in this collection!

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  81. Love these cards! Great designs! I am so excited for Wednesday!!!

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  82. Whoa! I love the stage card it's so beautiful but man that wreath is awesome!

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  83. I am taken by the unusual color combinations but I need some eyes on that deer:-}

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  84. wow, what great cards and creative use of the elements. Can't wait to get this set.

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  85. What a cute idea with the wreath! Adorable!

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  86. Out of all the deer heads I've seen (I went through all the hops!), yours is by far my favorite! The colors just work so well together and I love how you pulled in the candy canes. Just so cute!

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  87. So beautiful, thank you for sharing your talent. I wish tomorrow would get here. Just love this set!

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  88. This is so cute! Excellent card

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  89. Fabulous cards, love the wreath idea!!!

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  90. Wonderful cards! So pretty!

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  91. Very creative cards! What a great collection. Excited for tomorrow.

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  92. Love the combo of red and blue on the first card.
    the way you made the wreath on the second card
    is such fun. the vines/berries popping out
    from the back is great.
    thanks for sharing.

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  93. You girls on this Blog Hop are incredibly creative! I love how you think outside the box, Ally! My favorite is the deer card. I especially like how you have put the candy canes around the sentiment!

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  94. Terrific cards! Wreath is particularly nice!

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  95. Ally, your ingenuity never ceases to amaze me! Wonderful cards, and you sure inspire us to think outside of that (SOA) box!

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  96. Hey Ally, Oh wow!! YOu always have such great ideas for your cards and these are no exception!! I love how the stag looks as if he is in a snow globe sitting on the mantle!! Your second card made me laugh out loud cuz you took that crooky tree part and made it into a wreath. So much fun and so wonderful!! Thanks for sharing!

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  97. Beautiful cards. I can't wait for the stamp of approval box!

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  98. Great cards!!! Love them both. The color combinations are great! Love the stitching as well on the wreath card. Great ideas to use the new SOA products!

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  99. Love that pop of blue in the first card. Gorgeous and unexpected for Xmas. And how clever to use the tree part to create a wreath!! Way to stretch the stamps!!

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  100. I would have never thought to use a piece of the tree to make a wreath. Fabulous idea.

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  101. Use a tree to make a wreath. Never thought of that myself. But you showed so many possibilities! Thanks!

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  102. Wow Ally! Love the cards, I would have never thought of using the crooks tree to make a wreath...ingenious!

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  103. Wow Ally! Love the cards, I would have never thought of using the crooks tree to make a wreath...ingenious!

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  104. Fanastic cards! Thanks for sharing.

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  105. Great color combo on the first card and your wreath is such a clever design!

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  106. Beautiful cards. I love that deer head, it is so awesome! Catherine did such an amazing job with this collection :)

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  107. Gorgeous cards, loving
    the coloring and designs
    of both.
    Carla from Utah

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  108. I love your cards; you come up with very creative ideas

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  109. Totally love the peppermint background. Love how you used the crooky tree to make a wreath!

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  110. Using the part of the crooky tree to make a wreath is Genius!! I love how versatile this kits contents are.

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  111. Great cards! Thanks for the awesome inspiration! Great color combo on the first one and I love that peppermint background. The second is so creative - to use that to make a wreath is brilliant. Thanks for sharing!

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  112. Oh my word, Ally! Your cards are fantastic!! I love the color combination on the first card. Your creativity of coming up with a wreath design using the crooky tree simply blows my mind. Amazing!!!

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  113. Hello Ally....I didn't take the time to read any of the other comments....and possibly mine will be just a repeat of what's been said already, however, your 2 cards are absolutely stunning!!! And SO creative!! I love the color combinations for both cards, but especially on the 1st card....and how you put it together is wonderful!! Love all the detail!! Your 2nd card though....talk about thinking way outside the box!!! ☺ I would never have thought to use the crooky tree pieces as a wreath!! And how you ornamented it....just gives it that extra WOW-factor!! I'm blown away!!! Thank you for your amazing inspiration!!!

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  114. Beautiful cards. Love your ideas. thanks so much

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  115. Love your cards! I am so excited to get this collection and start playing especially with the candy stripe background stamp!

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  116. Wow two gorgeous cards, I really am in love with the striped background stamp

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  117. Wonderful cheery cards!

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  118. Adorable! Very creative idea to use the die's to create a wreath. Love the colors on both of them. Super job.

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  119. OMG the reindeer with the blue background is amazing! I love the colors

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  120. Very cute cards. Lots of inspiration here.

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  121. Love the teal, great cards

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  122. Stunning cards! TFS!

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  123. Adorable cards!! Love them both, thanks for the great inspiration!!!

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  124. I love seeing every designers ideas come to life. Both cards unique. Such great ideas! Love your color combos.

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  125. Love the cards and the unique wreath idea is fabulous!

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  126. what a great idea, that wreath!! both cards are really nice!

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  127. LOVE how you used the crooky tree as a wreath....would have never thought to do that!! This has been a great blog hop :)

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  128. Gorgeous cards! Great thinking outside the box with the crooks tree wreath.

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  129. Love your cards! That wreath is so creative. Thank you for sharing.

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  130. Way to think outside the box! I love the white detail on Joyful that really makes that word pop!

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  131. Interesting cards. Love that candy cane background.

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  132. How clever! I never seem to be able to come up with unique ways of using stamps. This is very impressive!

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  133. Love the fun striped background!
    So cute with the candy canes.

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  134. Wonderful cards, so creative! I love the teal and red, always a fave of mine.

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  135. Thank you for sharing your unique crooky tree wreath!

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  136. Totally amazing!! Soo very clever and unique. I also love making the most out of my stamps......you are a genius!!!

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  137. Simply stunning. I love the backgrounds and colours. Thank you for the holiday inspiration.

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  138. Wow your cards are just gorgeous and so different. Love how the bright blue adds a bright spot with the traditional Christmas red. Then to take a piece of the crooky tree to make a wrath just brilliant. Thank you

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  139. Love how you used the tree as a wreath so awesome!!! Thank you for taking the time to create these cards for us to see! I'm loving Candy Cane Lane SOA box can't wait to get mine!!!

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  140. very creative and fun cards! You really thought out of the box!

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  141. What a nice idea to make a circle from the pieces of the crookie tree!

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  142. Ally you are out of this world - love these cards - so clever

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  143. Great cards, From Our Home to Yours, is my favorite sentiment in the entire kit.

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  144. GET OUT!!! My brain nearly exploded when I saw your second card! Who'da thunk you could get a wreath out of a crooky tree? Genius, pure genius!

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  145. So creative! LOVED the wreath. I would have never thought of it. This is a great collection of products!

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  146. Clever repurposing of the crooky tree stamp! I also really like your blue background behind the stag. Nicely done!

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  147. Love that stag! Loved the way u used it on ur card.

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  148. That is so cool how the stag image looks like its in a snowglobe

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  149. I really love your window card and the blue candy canes. thank so much for your hard work.

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  150. You are so creative! Love your cards.

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  151. You are so creative! Love your cards.

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  152. Wow!! Love your creativity and the wreath card.

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  153. Really cute cards!

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  154. Extremely lovely. The second card is such a great idea, what creativity. The stag really stands out great with the candy cane background. Thank you for sharing.

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  155. What a great idea for the wreath! Very Nice!

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  156. Love your cards- wonderful job.

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  157. Clever looking cards! Love the color combo.

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  158. Love your cards! Great twist on the tree die cut, you really make good use of your supplies.

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  159. Love your card! Thank you for the inspiration!

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  160. Lovely wreath card! Love that to can design it yourself into any shape you like really!!

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  161. What a neat use for the crooky tree parts! How creative.

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  162. You are so inspiring to me I love the wreath it's so pretty ����

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  163. I love that background stamp.

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  164. What fun. I especially liked the 2nd card.

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  165. Cute cards. Looks like a good kit.

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  166. Beautiful cards, love the flourish antlers on the deer and how clever to turn the Crooky tree piece into a pretty wreath!

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  167. Seriously blown away. Love both your cards. That Hip Holiday with the candy cane background stamp are gorgeous together. And how creative using the crooky tree for a wreath. LOVE THIS <3

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  168. Fun use for the tree.

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  169. Would have never thought in a million years to use the tree pieces as a wreath. Love it.

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  170. Love the way you used the striped tree pieces to form the wreath!

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  171. Love these designs! Great idea making a wreath from the tree!

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  172. Love that peppermint background stamp!!

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  173. Love the colours in the first card. The shading (?) with ink (?) gives it dimension. The Crooky tree wreath...what a surprise! Fun ideas.

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  174. Such a creative way to use the tree stamp!

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  175. Really nice, how inspirational!

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  176. love all that I have seen from the Candy Cane collection!!

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  177. I love that you thought outside the box and used the Crooky Tree to make a wreath....so clever!

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  178. Ha ha, I was wondering how else I could use the Crooky Tree pieces. They look like skirts to me, or maybe even a bowl? Too cute!

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  179. Love what you did with both cards, but I especially love the way you think outside the box with the wreath card.

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  180. Great cards. Love the peppermint background.

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  181. Nice cards. What a great way to use the crooky tree stamp.

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  182. i always love red and aqua together. can't go wrong there. and then - oh! - using part of the tree to make that circle!!! brilliant!

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  183. Trust you to be completely innovative and different Ally. Prepare to be CASEd! I can't wait to play.

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  184. Wow you are so creative. Awesome cards.

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  185. So many "sweet" cards to make.

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  186. So cool what you did with the crooky tree pieces! So inventive! Love!

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  187. Great cards! I love how you chalked or sponged the edges of the reindeer card. What a unique take on the wreath card. I loved tbe stitching. Sooo cool!

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  188. Oooh this reindeer makes me crazy.... I looooove this stamp... Your cards are so beautiful thanks for sharing with us.... Sahra

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Thanks for brightening my day. I read each and every comment.
Hugs,
Ally.