Tuesday, June 19, 2012

May Arts & Graphic45: Tags


May Arts has teamed up with Graphic 45 for a fun and fabulous week of inspiration. (The complete week long list of participating hops can be found at the bottom of today's post, as well as yesterday's participants!) I decided to pair the fun chipboard tags from Graphic 45's Tropic Travelogue collection with various May Art's satin ribbon.

The above card features May Art's Satin Ribbon with Scalloped Edges in Green (EN16). It is lush and thick, and there is a touch of whimsy with those edges! The glorious color in this ribbon matched perfectly with the pineapple greens in the tag. To attach the ribbon to the tag, I tied it with a staple here in my craft area, May Art's Natural Burlap String (SM10). I cut a large piece of Tiki Voyager paper and fussy cut some pieces from Exotic Destination paper to finish the card.


This next card is for a newly married couple. I was drawn to the chipboard tag featuring a pair of birds and a compass. I paired the tag with some bright, pretty May Arts Solid Center/Stitches Satin Ribbon in Teal (380-15-94). The background of the card features the Exotic Destination patterned paper and a few sticker elements from the Graphic 45 collection.


I had so much fun putting some tags on cards that I thought to make a functional luggage tag, after all the papers from this collection called for it!


1. I sanded and inked the edges of a chipboard tag.
2. Taking a length of the teal ribbon, I wrapped it around the tag, gluing the ribbon to the tag towards the bottom of the front and back of the tag, but not the edge itself.
3. I covered the back of the tag with some fun patterned paper from the collection and sanded the edges, covering the exposed ribbon.
4. For the front of the tag, a sticker covers the ribbon. Tie all to a suitcase with a knot!
I then added letter stickers from the paper collection and punched a hole through the ribbon where there was an existing hole on the tag. (I did finish the tag by adding my name and phone number with a permanent marker and then sealed all exposed paper areas with sealant, but for the sake of privacy I opted to skip showcasing this step.)

I hope you liked my projects today, follows is a list of all the participants!
Monday, June 18th:
Alberto Juárez : http://vintageodyssey.blogspot.com/
Gloria Stengel : http://gloriascraps.blogspot.com/
Nicole Eccles: http://www.nicoleeccles.com/
Jingle: http://www.justjingle.blogspot.com/
Charlene: http://www.paperandinkplayground.com/

Tuesday, June 19th:

Arlene Cuevas: http://butterflykisseswithlove.blogspot.com/
Jim, The Gentleman Crafter: http://thegentlemancrafter.typepad.com/
Betto Cesare: http://scrapguys.blogspot.com/
Vera: http://www.lingshappyplace.blogspot.com/
Latrice: http://www.latricemurphy.blogspot.com/
Karen: http://thebalddragonfly.blogspot.com/

Wednesday, June 20th:

Clare Charvill: http://mycreativespirit.blogspot.com/
Kristin Wilson: http://www.kristinwilsonhandmade.com/
Sharon Ngoo: http://glooshmoo.blogspot.com/
Jenifer: http://stitchcutcreate.blogspot.com/
Tiffin: http://www.linwoodavenue.blogspot.com/

Thursday, June 21st:

Denise Hahn: http://www.inmyblueroom.blogspot.com/
Laura Denison: http://www.followingthepapertrail.blogspot.com/
Susan Lui: http://luv2scrap-pages.blogspot.com/
Jen: http://jenshearsdesigns.blogspot.com/
Candy: http://candyscraps.typepad.com/scraps/
Kimberly: http://serendipityvintagestudio.blogspot.com/

Friday, June 22nd:

Jane Tregenza: http://janetregenza.blogspot.com/
Maiko Miwa: http://shiny-scrap.blogspot.com/
Tara Orr: http://eachmoment-onlyonce.blogspot.com/
Jinky: http://jinkyscrafts.blogspot.com/
Leah: http://1alabasterowl.blogspot.com/

185 comments:

  1. The travel cards a re a great idea... We are leaving soon for Vegas...I will have to "scrap lift" your idea for the trip...Thanks

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  2. Wow... fabulous projects Karen! That luggage tag is really clever and that Teal ribbon is divine :)

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  3. Im sooo glad you made cards!!! I love what you did so inspiring

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  4. I loved this cards...... So beautiful!!!! Thanks show us!!!

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  5. yikees, karen, your graphic design training jumped off those projects you made, lovely

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  6. Beautiful is right! Gorgeous projects, and thanks for the tutorial!

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  7. I loved this cards...... So beautiful!! Thanks...

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  8. That's a great way to pick your bags off a luggage handler! No one else would have them. . . Well, now someone will!

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  9. I absolutely love it!! It is so beautifull!! Thank you for sharing!

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  10. Great cards and luggage tag. G45 has the best paper and love the May Arts ribbon especially the teal stitched ribbon (my favorite color). God bless, Peggy Allen

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  11. I love this paper and ribbon that you choose to go with it. Really nice job, my favorite of the day.

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  12. Doing this blog hop has given me a chance to follow so many talented folks! I am a new fan of yours and My Arts Ribbons!

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  13. Beautiful cards!!! Thank you

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  14. Your cards are breath taking. I LOVE Them. Thank you so much for sharing your talent with us.

    Kim
    k1i2m3@cox.net

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  15. Wowwwwwwwwww! These are gorgeous!! You are amazing!!

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  16. These cards and tags are wonderful! Again, I love the Tropical Travelogue paper collection. I will be casing many of these ideas. Your blog is wonderful.

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  17. Your cards are so beautiful!! These papers are so colorful and transport me right to an island somewhere! TFS!

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  18. Awesome cards and tags!

    Smiles~
    Marilyn

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  19. What great cards and tags...thanks for sharing

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  20. Love, love, LOVE the first card, with that gorgeous green ribbon! scrumptious! xx

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  21. Such lovely cards the ribbons and papers go together so well you have quite a creative eye

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  22. Gorgeous! The ribbons make everything look so lush!

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  23. Your cards and tag are gorgeous! You sure do know how to blend beautiful elements together. Hope you're weathering this thunderstorm alright.

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  24. wow these are all so awesome...girl you have been busy and I love it all...

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  25. Hi Karen, I loved the travelogue papers as soon as I saw them, but was surprised how well they mixed with the ribbon. Thank you so much for the luggage tag idea. It is so nice to be able to use my crafting products for functional items aswell as cards.

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  26. Great job. Keep up the beautiful work.

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  27. Great tag, I love the paper !

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  28. Oh wow - these are stunning.
    Tracy x

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  29. Beautiful projects! The paper on the first one is so bold, and I love your ribbon choices too!

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  30. Both of your cards are terrific! I have to say that the first one is my fav... so lush! I love green so that may have something to do with my attraction... TFS!

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  31. Brillant use of Graphic 45 Travelogue paper for the luggage tag. My only concern would be that this fantastic looking tag would be stolen off my suitcase. Seriously you did a fantastic job on the design along with the selection of the beautifully coordinated May Arts ribbon.

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  32. Brillant use of Graphic 45 Travelogue paper for the luggage tag. My only concern would be that this fantastic looking tag would be stolen off my suitcase. Seriously you did a fantastic job on the design along with the selection of the beautifully coordinated May Arts ribbon.

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  33. Brillant use of Graphic 45 Travelogue paper for the luggage tag. My only concern would be that this fantastic looking tag would be stolen off my suitcase. Seriously you did a fantastic job on the design along with the selection of the beautifully coordinated May Arts ribbon.

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  34. Lovely idea for travel tags! Val from IL.

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  35. I love the choices of ribbon you made with the beautiful papers. The luggage tag is brilliant!

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  36. How very pretty. Everything goes together so well. Thank you.

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  37. Great cards, especially the one for the newlyweds. The pop of blue ribbon is beautiful!

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  38. Absolutely gorgeous cards!!!! The colors are just beautiful!

    Thank you for sharing,
    Sar Tann

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  39. Super idea and those colors rock, Karen!

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  40. stunning cards!!!! FABULOUS tags and ribbon!!!!! Really stunning!

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  41. Your cards are adorable! Shari (cricutrookie)

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  42. I love the first card, although all the projects are great. The ribbon on the first one just makes it pop!

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  43. Brillant use of Graphic 45 Travelogue paper for the luggage tag. My only concern would be that this fantastic looking tag would be stolen off my suitcase. Seriously you did a fantastic job on the design along with the selection of the beautifully coordinated May Arts ribbon.

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  44. The cards are fabulous! What a great paper line. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  45. Love your paper and ribbon selections! Your projects are fabulous!

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  46. fabulous projects! Lovely tags and ribbon. Thank you for sharing. Helena

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  47. All your projects are well done. My favorite is the card with the luscious green ribboned tag.Thanks

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  48. The ribbons you chose really add to the project. Also,the luggage tag is so innovative.

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  49. Beautiful cards with tags!!! And I LOVE the colors here!!!
    Hugs,
    Cheryl

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  50. Birthday card is gorgeous and I love how both cards seem to showcase the beauty of May Arts Ribbons! Well done. Mary WErner

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  51. Ooo, beautiful job with the G45 travel collection!

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  52. I love what you've done with the Tropical Travelogue papers and the ribbon you've chosen just sets it all off nicely.

    Lynn Wild

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  53. Great ideas!!! Love that blue ribbon!

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  54. Both cards are beautiful, but I really love the Birthday card... the ribbons just fit perfectly! TFS :)

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  55. Karen, these cards are gorgeous!! Love them!

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  56. Love these! Especially the luggage tags - this has given me inspiration for my holiday next year!

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  57. Wow, when the picture of your card came up I was like OMG this is gorgeous! love it

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  58. I love the blue ribbon and your tags are amazing!!!

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  59. Beautiful cards and tags. Thanks for sharing. Really nice.

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  60. Love all your ideas and can't wait to take a closer look at your blog...love the luggage tags and that great Blue May Arts ribbon

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  61. Karen, these are so creative! I love how you used the Graphic 45 and Maya products. Thanks for such wonderful inspiring works of art.

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  62. Love the projects and how you used the ribbon to enhance the cards/tags beautifully!

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  63. Great ribbon choice for your lovely projects!

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  64. You showcased the May Arts ribbons amazingly!! Love them!

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  65. Love the cards; the first one is so exotic and gorgeously green... and a tag that's actually going to be used - is that a first?! Thanks for a great hop.

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  66. What fun projects today. Your first card is gorgeous and the tags are so fun. Great use of papers and ribbons. Gonna pin the card and tags. Thanks

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  67. Karen that card is really beautiful!!!.... I'm falling in love with the tag!...OMG so gorgeous!!!

    Regards

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  68. Beautiful cards and what a great idea to include a luggage tag!

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  69. Gorgeous, love that ribbon with those papers.

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  70. Fabulous and creative as ALWAYS Karen!!

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  71. Your use of colors and shading--amazing. I'm going to look again...

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  72. AMAZING!!! Cards love the ribbon and colors May Arts has the best ribbons ever.

    New Follower
    Hugs
    Monica
    SNR Staff

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  73. love the cards, that scallop edge ribbon is gorgeous. what a cute idea to make a luggage tag
    upnurse at aol dot com

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  74. Blue is my favorite color and the blue you used is really great. I'll be on the lookout for it. Your projects were wonderful.

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  75. Very pretty cards, love the luggage tag too!
    Renee
    gohogwild dot renee at gmail dot com

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  76. Your tags are so cool. Thanks for sharing with us your talent. They look great.

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  77. These cards are great, great ribbon choices for travelodge papers, bright pretty colors. What a fun idea those luggage tags are!

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  78. Stunning projects with perfect ribbon choices! Just love the luggage tags!

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  79. Brilliant and I love the colors!!!

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  80. Love the luggage tags. And that teal ribbon, gorgeous!

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  81. Super projects!! Like so many others...LOVE the ribbon. Teal is my favorite color!!

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  82. Love your designs. The luggage tag is my favorite! Thanks for sharing!

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  83. lovely cards, love the teal ribbon especially, best wishes.

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  84. Beautiful cards and tags, love the colors and the ribbons you used.

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  85. I'm enjoying your ribbons. Have to admit I hadn't seen them before, but I'd guess that is part of the reason for the blog...... to make sure people see your beautiful product! TFS! Teena

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  86. Yes, what a great idea to help identify your luggage when it is on the turnstile. I used to make NEON ones for my kids so they could immediately tell which was their suitcase when they went to camp. This Tropical paper would be great for that too.

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  87. you used those patterned paper so beautifully along with the ribbons, Karen! amazing work!

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  88. Your cards are gorgeous. I love the combination of green/aqua...really striking! And the luggage tag is so clever!!!

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  89. Great tags. They are all so pretty and you've really combined form and function!

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  90. Just love those tags, beautiful Thansks for sharing.

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  91. Truely amazing projects. Love how the ribbon goes so well with your projects. Thank you for sharing.

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  92. Fabulous projects Karen... TFS... Hugs....xoxo

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  93. Great tags and projects. Love the colors.

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  94. Wow! These luggage tags are fabulous. Do you think you could laminate them? Love the combo of these two great companies.

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  95. I love love love your projects. Thank you so much for sharing

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  96. Delicious! These creations are absolutely fabulous, Karen. I love the vintage flair in each!

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  97. I was just packing my suitcase before jumping on your blog and noticed I was missing a luggage tag. Guess wha I'm doing tonight before I leave in the morning! Love your mad skills!

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  98. Such fun and you were BUSY today! Debbie

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  99. Great everything! :) The luggage tags are such a cute idea and that first card... wow! Elegant and lush!

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  100. Ooh. I love them.
    I just got back from Travelling to the South Pacific Islands.
    This would have been ideal.

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  101. WOW...really love your projects...love all the patterns {of course!} and the pops of color!

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  102. Great blog hop, such gorgeous projects!

    Carol B
    ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

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  103. Stunning cards. I am enjoying this blog hop! Thanks for sharing!

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  104. These are absolutely fabulous! Thanks for sharing!

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  105. Stunning!!! What gorgeous ribbon. Love both. TFS.
    Marcie

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  106. Very impressive..great ideas!

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  107. What a fun idea. You could certainly pick out your items with these tags.

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  108. Love your combination of colors!

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  109. What pretty cards. Thank you for sharing them with us today.
    alsmouse ~C8> Ratty Hugs

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  110. Love your cards, they are so elegant and your luggage tag is pretty and functional. Thanks for sharing your lovely creations. Awesome job for a busy working mom.

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  111. The ribbons on these projects absolutely make them WOW!

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  112. I love the ribbon used on the cards!!

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  113. Gorgeous cards and tags Karen! My favorite is the pineapple card on top - absolutely stunning!

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  114. Love the ribbons!! Very cute projects TFS

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  115. Karen, I definitely discovered a new world of ribbons in your post today. I thought I'd explored the May Arts site before, but you introduced me to several amazing ribbons that I feel I can't live without--much to my budget's dismay! I loved both cards with their gorgeous tags. And, I can't wait to make my own luggage tag for the next time I travel! Thanks for sharing such talented ideas!

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  116. Beautiful card's Karen! It gave me idea's on how I can use my lovely Graphic stack like that. TFS!! Christina

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  117. WOW!!! These are just spectacular!! I love the dramatic look of your cards and those lush bows and ribbons are the perfect embellishment! I need to go back and look at them again..!

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  118. WOW such an already beautiful collection, but honestly the ribbon really makes your projects pop! Great use of the supplies!

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  119. Very creative, but I especially like the card with the satin green ribbon. It gives the card such an organic feel. You definately have a flair for incorporating the ribbon and papers into unique pieces. Thank you for sharing.
    Jackie in Alaska

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  120. Oh my goodness, these cards are gorgeous. I love the vintage layered look. Just beautiful!

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  121. I love looking through your blog. Thanks for the inspiration!
    Joanna

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  122. I realy like your projects, awesome job!

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  123. wonderful cardideas. goen safe them for the time I can use them Thanks

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  124. Great projects! think I'll CASE them all! Thanks for sharing with us.

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  125. Love your cards....your simple designs and use colors rock!

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  126. Love-love-love your cards and what a great idea for the tags!! I love tags and love to make cards so what you did today definitely has inspired me!! Thank You!!

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  127. WOW, I would say this is different from your usual style...background is so shabby looking, ahh...it is just simply speechless to say when I see this!! Great CARD! I wish you can send me!

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  128. Love those tags, have a crop this weekend, maybe will do a few dramatic tags.

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  129. Your tags are adorable! Thank you for sharing!
    Love Pearl x

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  130. Wonderful blog hop! So loving Graphic 45 and May Arts! Love the cards especially the one with Tropic Travelogue! lmadara@ptd.net

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  131. Wonderful cards and luggage tag!

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  132. Love the cards. They are so pretty. The tags are a great addition. Wonderful colors and the green ribbon is gorgeous. Thank you for sharing your lovely cards.

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  133. Beautiful cards & tag...you can never go wrong with Graphic 45 & the vibrant colors of the Tropic Travelogue makes wonderful cards..TfS!!!

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  134. Beautiful cards with sweet mini tags beautifully decorated..loving the colors.

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  135. Wow Lady, you have been busy, busy, busy! Your projects are so rich and vibrant...love them all.

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  136. I really love your cards with all the nice colours! Have added your blog to my favorites' list!

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  137. I came on the blog hop, but can see I'm going to have to hang around awhile. Just scrolling through some of the posts has me hooked on your style. Thanks for the step-by-step instructions. I love the May Arts ribbons you chose to go with the G45 papers. They really complement each other and make the best in each stand out.

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  138. Love the green ribbon on your project.

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  139. Really liking the 'pineapple' card. The colors are awesome.

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  140. Your color choices are stunning. Who wouldn't love to receive these cards. So inspiring. Thank you.

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  141. Absolutly love your tags! I will make some for my next trip as well:)

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  142. The first word that popped into my head was brilliance. It looks like you are very good at pulling inspiration from colors and it speaks volumes in your work. I really love it.

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  143. I always thought that we could make a beautiful card using what we have and our creativity. It sure looks like you have proved me right. The beautiful ribbon adds just the right touch and that paper is georgeous! TFS.

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  144. Lovely projects! Thank you for sharing!

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  145. Beautiful card and tags. Thanks for sharing . France

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  146. Thanks for sharing your lovely projects.

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  147. Great Cards!
    Love your work!

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  148. I love your tags...just beautiful...

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  149. ...sooo clever.. really nice work.. thanks mitz_zee@yahoodotcom

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  150. Very pretty, love the idea of the tags!
    Robin

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  151. gorgeous cards Karen...the ribbons you've used are scrumptious...as I wipe the drool from my chinny chin chin ;)

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  152. Beautiful work! Love those tags & functional to boot! Great job!

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  153. pretty! love your use of tags and ribbon!!

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  154. your cards are amazing and that ribbon matched perfect...tfs

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