05/06/2012

Graphic 45 and ScrapbookSteals.com Blog Hop



I'm really excited to be taking part in today's blog hop with Graphic 45,  SrapbookSteals.com and fellow design team members Gloria, Arlene, Jim and Laura.  
Using the Communique and Playtimes Past Collections on offer at ScrapbookSteals.com today, we've designed some fantastic projects to inspire you.  Here's my vintage Correspondence Case made from the Communique collection, Graphic 45 staples and a few other odds and ends!!  To check out all of our projects just click on the following blog links: 
Graphic 45 blog 
ScrapbookSteals.com blog
Graphic 45 are also offering this amazing blog hop prize, valued at $40+.  
For your chance to win just leave me a comment at the bottom of this post and then hop over to each of my fellow design teams blog and leave a comment on each one.  Thats five comments in all folks.
Just click on the names below to start hopping !!!! 
Gloria 
Arlene
Jim
Laura
I hope you enjoy today's reveal and have been inspired to grab your scrapbooking supplies, and get crafting.  Good luck if you're entering the G45 prize draw :-) C 

The link to the project video and details of supplies used are down below. 
Vintage Correspondence Case 
The ribbon closure is secured with a magnetic snap hidden behind the button
There's a place to keep those bits and pieces we all rip out of papers and magazines 
and for those letters that can't be thrown away
and with a writing pad, pen and envelopes, this correspondence case is one really useful project to make or give as a gift
 here's the video that takes you through the project from cover to cover
 

Project Supply List 

Graphic 45 Supplies
12 x 12 papers 

Pen in Hand x 3 
A Fine Specimen 
On the Dot 
Classy Correspondence
Shutter Speed 
Postage 
and cut outs from 
Communique 
Photogenic 
Society Page 
and a few Communique Tags 

Graphic 45 Staples 
Stamped Metal Brads
Geometric Metal Door plate and knob
Metal Clothespins Staples
Metal Tags Staples
Trim Staples 
Envelope Tag Staples 
Chipboard button Staples 
One Black Policy Envelope Staples 
One Cream Policy Envelope Staples 

Additional Supplies 
2mm Chipboard 
Black Embossing Power 
Embossing Ink 
Tacky Glue 
Glossy Accents
May Art Black Ribbon & Bakers Twine
Black  & Cream 300gsm card 
Black Paper clips 
Dark Room Door stamps - Mail Art, Correspondence 
Artistic Outpost Stamps - Ephemera Backgrounds and Apothecary
Vintage Photo Distress Ink 
 Want 2 Create black bling

Dies 
Alterataions Tiny Tabs and Tags Die & Plaque and Postage On the Edge Die, Movers and Shapers Ticket Die 
Sizzix Frames - 657902 Fancy Oval
Marianne Creatables - Elegant Lady

Punches 
Martha Stewart Deep Edge Border Punch - Daisy Fan
Martha Stewart Edge Punch
McGill File Tab 3" punch 

If you're in the UK and would like to get your hands on this wonderful collection just hop off to Ali's on line shop.  Here's the link:  http://www.ali-craft.co.uk

269 comments:

  1. This is the most gorgeous case I've seen. Amazing job!

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  2. what a fun book....just love it!

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  3. Wow! Just a big wow! Beautiful case.

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  4. Love this! I like that magnetic closure. Thanks for posting a video as well.

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  5. This would make a beautiful gift.

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  6. This is stunning! I love the elegant simplicity of your work. The French latticework interior is very impressive...and I love all the little nooks and crannies you created for storage. Can't wait to watch the video! Thank you!

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  7. OMG! The pictures don't do this project justice, the video is amazing. I LOVE this project! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  8. This is A M A Z I N G. all the detail and thanks for the utube... wonderful. I realy do need to get some of these papers.

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  9. Love the case. Your art is fantastic.

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  10. Another gorgeous project and lovely tutorial from you. As always so pleasurable to see.

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  11. Beautiful project. The video is great also. Thanks for sharing.

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  12. LOVE LOVE LOVE this! And thanks for the video on how you made it.

    Smiles
    Marilyn

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  13. Wonderful project and great video. Love those graduated pockets!

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  14. Hi Clare,I am such a big fan of your work.I am so happy that you are on the Graffic45 design team.I love that you have a video for this project,which is beautiful. You have a special way of explaining everything so well,thank you.

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  15. I love it and I want it! This is an absolute must-have for in my crafting room. I would probably use it to write down new ideas and draw sketches of what I want to make.. I definitely see myself using it! What a lovely item!

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  16. Project is fascinating, I love how you incorporate so much interest all over every page. Thanks so much, off to see more of your blog.

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  17. This correspondence case is beautiful, Claire! As always, I love all the detail you put in your projects. Thanks for including the video, and above all thanks for providing such inspiration!

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  18. Big Fan, your tutorials are some of the best...vey easy to follow. Great project, will be watching the how to video tonight. Thanks for all the great projects!!!

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  19. Sara Russell-Clark
    I absolutely LOVE this! I can imagine carrying it around in my bag all day - it would be so useful! A very beautiful project!

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  20. I love this...thank you f kimberly

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  21. This is spectacular! Such attention to detail!

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  22. Ohhhhhhh my, this is just stunning!! I'd love to make one for myself, you are SO talented!!

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  23. Amazing ! This would be such a great gift for a parent or grandparent who still love to send mail. Great Job

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  24. Oh my! Not only do I LOVE the beauty and details of your vintage Correspondence Case, I LOVE the idea of a Correspondence Case! Thanks for the idea and inspiration!!!

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  25. wow!!! What you have made is amazing. I am in total awe. Love your work, thanks for the inspiration!

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  26. You have brought back the art of writting, love letters, I miss you, best friends..... so much more personal than a text or a store bought card. Every thing you need in one handy case. How you use the Graphic 45 paper line is so pretty. Your video is great. Thank You Margaret

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  27. What a great idea.
    I think I just may need one of these.
    Beautiful work.

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  28. Pat Christiansen5 June 2012 at 15:45

    Very nice...I could reall use that!!

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  29. Beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing your gift with us!

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  30. I really like your project. This is just my style. It speaks of an era gone bye, lol. :) Good job.

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  31. I posted under my name Donna R but have since created a Blog to make things easier to leave comments and such...not sure if I needed to post again so sorry for the duplication

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  32. your case is beautiful! I watch all your videos on my TV I can't wait to watch this one, you are amazing and so much fun to watch...I have learned so much!

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  33. Thanks so much for participating in the blog hop with ScrapbookSteals today! You and your team are so talented! <3 Kristy Lee

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  34. I love vintage and this tops my list. Now I have to go back to the video and see how you made this wonderful box.

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  35. I love, love, love this! I think that I am going to have to make one for myself and a few friends. Thanks for sharing and I am off to watch the video.

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  36. This project is amazing! This is the first time I have visited your blog, can't wait to see what other goodies you have made. TFS:)

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  37. Amazing! Can't wait to try my hand at this idea!

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  38. Lots to take away and think about from this idea..enjoyed my visit!

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  39. Oh my goodness Clare! This is breathtaking! Thanks so much for the video - I have saved it to look at later and added it to my favorites because I know I will want to study it. I am a new follower of your amazing blog - can't believe I have not run into you before! Thanks so much for the inspiration!

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  40. Very nice...like the french memo board page. Ella aka cmella04

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  41. Melissa Merritt5 June 2012 at 16:32

    This looks like an awesome case. I love all the details you put into it.

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  42. Oh my goodness Clare!! What a perfect way to use this beautiful collection!! So many Wonderful ideas are now running around in my head! Thank you for the video--your creativity is such an inspiration!! Take Care!

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  43. I'm all about anything 'book' or 'box' and this is the best of both!

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  44. This is beautiful! I am for sure going to have to make this! Love the way you the pockets in back!
    Tammy65

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  45. amazing! im in love with this project of yours!! i will have to make something similar for myself! just fantastic!

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  46. Completely amazing! I love the vintage look of Graphic 45 - my FIL has an 80th b-day coming up soon - this would be perfect!

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  47. What a wonderful project - you are indeed a very talented lady - and I love your videos - you are a real asset to the G45 Design team! Love this project!

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  48. What a BEAUTIFUL project!! Thank you for sharing and for taking the time to make the video "tour" of the project!!

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  49. Very, very nice project! Love the vintage feel of it and TFS your wonderful video as well :)

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  50. Hey Claire...Again you have made something fantastic! Love your work... your correspondence case is wonderful! I love to see your work, you are a great inspiration to me!

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  51. Love this case reminds me of staying at hotels when a child and they had staionary and postcards in the room. Always enjoy seeing your projects. Looking forward to seeing more.

    Lisa T. (guylandgal)

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  52. What a cute and creative project!

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  53. I love this project. Thanks for the tutorial.

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  54. Your work is absolutely fabulous - tfs!
    TTFN - LL & P,
    Weezie

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  55. Awesome correspondence case LOVE it!
    TFS
    hugs Aly x

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  56. Love your case!!! Thank you for sharing your project and your talent!

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  57. Every pretty project.

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  58. Gorgeous correspondence case. Love the video tutorial, as well.

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  59. love love vintage and what you did with this lovely case!!!!..wow..ty so much for sharing a vid. on this..so generous..loves ya

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  60. Oh this is awesome, I love it great gift idea! Tutorial is great, my goodness... I gotta do one of these, the papers are so perfect...okay I need more of these papers now !!

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  61. How cool is that!!!! This is one amazing case! Love it. Great job.

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  62. WOW! I love the knob. totally awesome.

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  63. I love your projects, i've learned so much by following you on you tube!

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  64. Another gorgeous album and love your video. Love all your work, especially the Tropical Travelogue and the Little Darlings projects. Grace Shaw

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  65. This is so beautiful and would make a great gift! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  66. Your projects are awesome and add to the creative juices. Thank you for being on the Design Team.

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  67. Sara Nell Langland5 June 2012 at 19:29

    Such beautiful work. I love the detail you added with the embossing powder.

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  68. Beautiful project!! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  69. Love your imagination! Thank you for sharing!

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  70. Wow...wow..wow...I love your letter album.....this makes me want to make one. I just love vintage letter cases and yours is the most wonderful one I have seen....gotta get that paper. Thanks for the inspiration

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  71. Your projects are beautiful!! It's a pleasure to come and see your blog!

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  72. I so love this project,thanks for sharing, and you have a nice looking blog.

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  73. WOW!! Amazing. Thanks for the video! Very inspirING!

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  74. I love your book thanks so much for the video. Shari (cricutrookie)

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  75. This is an absolutely beautiful project! Thanks for sharing!

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  76. I love all those pockets and the way you fixed the ribbon to put tags in it is so beautiful !

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  77. I loved your original communique album and I must say I love this idea aswell it's such a useful project to make a great place to keep everything organised just gorgeous you're so talented. I must say I've loved looking at the other G45 team members projects the problem is I want to have a go at making them all.

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  78. Wow! you did a magnificant job!!

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  79. Love this project and the quality of your work

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  80. Always look forward and enjoy your projects and creative spirit.

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  81. Clare, it is always such a pleasure visiting your blog, you have been such an inspiration. Your creativity is fantastic, thanks for sharing!

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  82. Clare, you always outdo yourself with each and every project. Goodness, you are so inspiring! Thanks for sharing your creativity!

    Mary Hinton

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  83. Great communique case! Fabulous job!

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  84. Thank you for sharing such a wonderful project. Perfect paper for this.

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  85. Great project. Love the use of communique for this it looks wonderful.

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  86. Amazing job!
    Love the paper...Love the inspiration!
    Hugs...Kathy

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  87. Wow, the correspondence case is beautiful! Love this!
    Teresa Blue

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  88. This case is amazing. I can not get over the talent of this design team. All of you rock. Thanks for sharing your talent with us.

    kim
    k1i2m3@cox.net

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    1. Hi Kim congratulations on winning yesterday's blog hop, and for your comments on my correspondence case. Have loads of fun with your papers and staples. Hugs Clare

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  89. Clare what an awesome project. I can so see myself giving something like this as a gift. It's beautiful.

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  90. What a great project! Love it.

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  91. Beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation and providing the tutorial. I cannot wait to give it a try. Have a great week.

    Kris Anderson

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  92. Mariebernadette5 June 2012 at 22:11

    LOVE the ribbon board idea! Beautiful project! thanks for sharing!

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  93. G45 has one of the most creative teams ever. Keep up the great inspirational work

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  94. Clare is such a wonderful addition to the Graphic 45 Design Team. She has just the right flare, her eye for detail is incredible. I just love her work.

    Ramona Walter

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  95. Fabulous!! Such amazing creativity!!

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  96. What a great idea! It's nice to see someone from the UK on the G45 design team too :)

    Lynn Wild

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  97. what a fantastic project! i`d love to make one. xx

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  98. I want to make an album today, after seeing this and Jim's. Stunning work! You are so creative!

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  99. A super idea love the papers to. I don't have a lot of need for a Correspondence Case but with some little changes, this could be a great travel diary where I can collect my little bits and pieces. Very lovely.

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  100. Very cool. Love it. you did a great job!

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  101. WOW WOW! You amaze me with your amazing projects, Clare! The correspondence case is so inspiring -- LOVE it! Loved the vid too... I could listen to you all day! hehe! ❤

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  102. Your project is amazing, you are so creative, wish I had that bone in my body!!!!

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  103. love everything that you do, love following you on youtube so creative and full of talent love that you are on the Graphic 45 DT
    upnurse at aol dot com

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  104. Wonderful storage case! LOVE that it holds all kinds of elements!

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  105. I really like this project. And I love the video you explained it so thoroughly!

    Jean

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  106. That is just such a nifty idea! Great video! :) Glad I got to know you from the hop!

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  107. Fantastic project. I love it! thank you so much for sharing ;)

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  108. Love anything and everything vintage. But this is a great idea for an organizing receipt or paper book as well!

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  109. Gorgeous project, love all the details. Thank you for the tutorial too. Hope to give it a go!

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  110. You are so creative, love your site and ideas with Graphic 45.

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  111. Very beautiful. This is a great idea. I love it very much. Thanks for sharing, Johanne L.

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  112. What a beautiful book. I love it and would love to make one...or two...or three...lol you used the papers in a great way. Thank you for sharing.

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  113. I love your project!! The details are wonderful I LOVE G45!!!

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  114. You are so amazing. I just love the correspondence book. Just brillant! Thanks for sharing.

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  115. This paper is delicious and your project is wonderful. And thanks for the video!!

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  116. This is simply lovely Clare. Truly inspiring. Thank you for sharing the video.

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  117. Very pretty...and so clever.

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  118. You had a very clever idea. Such a nice project. I love the details.

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  119. What a beautiful project. The papers are stunning.

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  120. Wow! Love the doorknob handle opening to the French memo board-great writing set!

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  121. Love your project!! Graphic 45 papers are stunning as always!

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  122. Amazing work as always! Love G45!

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  123. Stunning! So excited to see you have a video to share. I have a few more blogs to visit but rest assured I will be back to watch the video ;-)))

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  124. Fantastic project! You are so talented.

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  125. this is such a great idea and project. Could be used for so many things, great idea to be made our of Little Darlings for baby keepsake cards.... so cute!

    syd egan
    sydegan@hotmail.com

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  126. Such a great project idea! Every home (or person for that matter) should have one of these for those special things!! I love the papers!!!

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  127. Love this project. Your work is so inspiring, Clare!

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  128. WOW that is soo amazing, love all the tags holders, and the way it folds together~!

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  129. Great project! Thanks for sharing!!

    Joanne Turner

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  130. Thanks for the video share! Great project

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  131. I love the holder using the door knob!!!

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  132. Clare I was so happy to see youhad made the Graphic 45 team, you work is fantastic, and have been following your blog and Utube video's. You are such a talented lady and enjoy all the projects you make, have even made a few of them. Love all the details in this project as well. Such a beautiful memory holder for those special cards we all have. TFS and keep up the great work and for always sharing your wonderful talent and tutorials with us. Annette Alexander

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  133. Wow that's fantastic and gives me lots of ideas for using the paper pack.

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  134. This is my favorite project for this hop. I want to CASE your idea! LOVE IT!

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  135. Great project, thx for sharing !!!!
    Debra Renwick

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  136. This is a real beauty! You are very creative. The graphic 45 papers are so beautiful.

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  137. What a gorgeous piece to have sitting out on a favorite desk or with my pen collection, maybe! :)

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  138. Clare, your work is always so intriguing and this creation is even more so. I love all the intricate little pockets and details you included. It is simply beautiful! Thank you for the video.

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  139. Oh My, this is the one I will be making for sure. You all are so talented, but I love mini's and this is my favorite of all. Thanks for sharing with us.

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  140. Love it very nice work great paper love it keep the great projects coming.Very

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  141. That Communique set is perfect for this project.

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  142. With G45 Paper, you can never go wrong. All the projects and layouts are fantastic. I am amazed of the unigue talents and individuality that each of the team members brings to us. Thank you so much for the ideas, and the opportunity to win some wonderful products. Good luck everyone.

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  143. Love your project, thank you so much for sharing it.

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  144. Oh My! What a fun project. Love the details in your correspondence book and the magnet closure was such a surprise. Great job and video tutorial. Can't wait to try this one. TFS

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  145. I just love Graphic 45 and it's entire team.
    You all do "Marvelous" work!

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  146. Gosh I just love your project amazing how much work you have put into it. Wonderful inspiration and use of Graphic 45.

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  147. Once again some fantastic work by Clare

    It has been a pleasure to meet such a wonderful and talented lady - look forward to lots more projects
    Looking forward to the workshop next week
    Ali x

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  148. Claire I love your work and this is no exception!

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  149. wonderful project :)Luv , Luv , Luv !!!
    Hugs Rebecca

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  150. Oh my goodness this is so pretty!!!! I love it....thank you so much for sharing....

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  151. This is very beautiful! I love vintage... thank you for sharing!

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  152. This is a really nice project and so pretty to look at. Love your work! Mary Werner

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  153. What a beautiful project. Anyone would be lucky to receive this as a gift.

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  154. So gorgeous!! Thanks so much for the wonderful video too!! Thanks for sharing your amazing talent with all of us, you are such an inspiration.

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  155. Very beautiful.

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  157. I just love Graphic 45 and it's entire team.
    You all do "Marvelous" work!

    Hugs and love from Brasil!

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  158. Inspiring and the video is really helpful. You're very talented, and I look forward to seeing more of your work.

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  160. I love your work. I don't know what to do. I try to replicate, but it is hard without the talent that you have. Great job.

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  161. What a beautiful case! I love it!

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  162. Your project is really beautiful and the video helps a lot thanks for sharing your talent with all of us. Hugs.

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  163. This looks like oodles of hours went into making this beautiful correspondence case. Beautiful work! Would love to sit next to you and watch you while you create all the interactive features in this project. Thanks for sharing!!!

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  164. Clare I have enjoyed you designs for quite a while now, and really love your style. What impresses me most is you always give ideas for cheaper ways to make projects. Sharing is a lovely way you have

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  165. What a gorgeous project. I just love your work.

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  166. This is so great for a gift. TFS

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  167. Love this project!!!!!!!!!

    Charlene

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  168. This project is so cute. Love the memo board look to the inside. Thanks for sharing.

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  169. This is my first visit to your blog & I'm so glad I did! Your work is stunning! Your tutorial is so very helpful too. Thank you for sharing your work & inspiration. This may have been my first visit but it certainly won't be my last!

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  170. Just beautiful!!Such attention to detail. Not an opportunity missed to do something extra. Wow!

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  171. I love everything about this! The papers, the colors, the cool little touches you've added, and all the lovely little surprises!!!! I want to make one!

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  172. I love this. Would like to make it.

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  173. This is wonderful! Love all your designs

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  174. Great, great project. Thanks to Graphic 45 and Scrapbook Steals for the opportunity to win some super duper stuff.

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  175. Love what you did!!! It is fantastic...wich I had your talent.

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  176. This is way cool and will make wonderful gifts. Love Graphic 45 projects! Thank you.

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  177. Clare,
    What a great idea! Love your project and the Graphic 45 paper adds such a snap of class.

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  178. Beyond Words! Thank you for sharing and for allowing me to glean from you----be blessed
    ~Beyond Measure
    Tammy
    www.urbeyondmeasure.com

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  179. One word sizes your project up....STUNNING!!!

    You have amazing talent!!

    Mickey

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  180. Lovely project! I don't own any graphic 45 now I'm a fan after seeing all your lovely projects!

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  181. WOW!!! This is amazing!!! I in no way can duplicate this!!!! but, I am going to try to make something similar... I just got a new position at work and how cool would it be for me to show up at next months's manager's meeting with a portfolio as fly as this!!!! Thank you for the inspiration!

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  182. This is a Gorgeous and very useful project!
    Thank you for sharing it and ty to Graphic 45 for a chance to win thier products.

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  183. I can see me making this project for my mother-in-law for Christmas. She'd love it!
    Thanks for the chance to win such an awesome prize!

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