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Check out page 20 for this amazing LOVE LAYOUT by Jamie Pate.

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MEMORY PLANNER

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Welcome to my very first e*ideabook! I am so excited to announce and introduce my newest collection: “hello today!” This whole collection started from a very real need that i had in my life for simple memory keeping! There is always so much going on – every day… and i found that the days were melting into weeks, and months. I wanted a solution that would be realistic, and do-able; some way to capture my everyday! In this issue i will be introducing you to the brand new memory planner, which will add to both your memory keeping as well as your creative process!

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“Hello today” starts with a beautiful, versatile color palette of kraft paper, navy and pinks (and even a pop of yellow!) There is everything from 12 x 12 paper and memory files, stamps and inks, stencils and shine! And the possibilities are endless! This little e*ideabook will get you started! I have enlisted my amazing media team, as well as a couple very talented guest artists to inspire! Now, here is what’s super cool… We can link you directly to videos, tutorials, blog posts with more pics and info as well as downloadable instruction sheets! Here you will find the beautiful ‘eye candy’ and all the nitty gritty, how-to will only be a click away! So whether you are scrolling through on your phone waiting in the car pool lane, or with your tablet propped up in your creative space ready to work, you will have fabulous ideas, inspiration and instruction right at your finger tips! I love to see what you are making!! Tag your projects on facebook and instagram using hashtags #heidiswapphellotoday and #imakeprettystuff I hope you enjoy!

WATCH FOR THESE ICONS THAT LINK YOU TO BONUS CONTENT & UPCOMING FEATURES

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con tr ibutor s HEIDI SWAPP MEDIA TEAM

JEN Ev ans

MARIDETTE C achol a

JAMIE Pate

KIM J eff ress

LINDSAY B ateman

MAGGIE Mass ey

GUEST DESIGNERS

WILNA AMBER Kemp-Gerstel Furstenberg Big thanks and huge cyber hugs go out to my amazing Media Team! I always love to see their creations and love their passion and enthusiasm for creating, and sharing! I would also like to send out a special thanks to my 2 guest contributors: Amber and Wilna who cranked out gorgeous projects with a short turn around! Be sure to check out their personal blogs, and follow them on instagram! They ALL make pretty stuff and love to share!

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document EVERYDAY

This is a daily memory catch-all! Here you can

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MEMORY PLANNER ALBUM

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Do you ever just wonder where the time went? Or if you try to think about what you did last week, or last month, you just can’t quite put your finger on it? This totally happens to me! I call it “the blur complex”. There is so much going on all the time, every day, and I wanted to find a way to STOP THE BLUR! It’s amazing what happens when you write just ONE THING each day. Write the highlight (or a low light), but something unique and memorable. As you do this, your memory will become more crisp, and you will be able to look back at the moments and remember! The planner offers prompts and places to write lists and plan, as well as document TODAY! Each month is a little bit different, but offers the same blank calendars and clear pocket pages for tucking in photos, invites and other things you want to hang on to. I have created lots of ‘pretty stuff’ to add to the planner to personalize! At the end of 365 days, you will be amazed that your year is no longer a blur… but you will be able to remember, and enjoy looking back on all that was accomplished and celebrated! Fill it with your everyday, fill it with your LIFE!

MEMORY PLANNER ALBUM by Heidi Swapp. Supplies: acrylic stars, ephemera, hello today 12 x 12 paper pad, navy color ink, yellow wood stamp labels, music notes background stamps, big day clear stamp.

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CALENDAR CIRCLES 2 part cardstock stickers

• REMEMBER EACH DAY •

• USE POCKET PAGES TO ADD KEEPSAKES •

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MSRP $1.99


USE A PERMANENT MARKER TO WRITE DIRECTLY ON THE POCKET PAGES

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MSRP $6.99

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CLEAR STAMPS just the right size


HEIDI SWAPP COLOR INKS ARE DYE BASED AND LOOK GREAT STAMPED OVER COLOR SHINE; IT WON’T SMEAR WHEN SPRAYED!

MSRP $5.99

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ink pads

MSRP $3.99

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BONUS

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TIP USE A RULER TO DRAW SOME OF YOUR LINES FOR JOURNALING. USE A FINE TIP PEN FOR BEST RESULTS!

THIS IS AWESOME by Heidi Swapp. Supplies: Hello Today 12 x 12 paper pad, glitter banners, navy glitter word stickers, happy & awesome chipboard stickers, acrylic arrows, memory file kit rub ons.

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ADD PATTERNS TO BASIC BACKGROUNDS USING STENCILS AND COLOR SHINE, COORDINATE WITH COLOR MAGIC EPHEMERA PIECES FOR THE PERFECT MATCH!

LOVE LAYOUT by Jamie Pate. Supplies: hello today 12 x 12 paper pad, glitter banner delights, chipboard stickers, color magic chipboard stickers, teal acrylic alpha, remember mini stamps, always mini stamp, together mini stamp, script clear stamps, brackets stencil set, big day clear stamps, mint wood stamp labels, brown, teal & mint archival ink, white & seafoam color shine.

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ATTACH CLEAR LETTERS TO YOUR PROJECT USING STAPLES, STITCHING OR A CLEAR GLUE.

TRANSPARENT clear letters

MSRP $4.49

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USE COLOR MAGIC CARDS TO CREATE INTERACTIVE ELEMENTS ON YOUR SCRAPBOOK PAGES.

MY BOYS by Kim Jeffress. Supplies: hello today 12 x 12 paper pad, navy glitter stickers, acrylic stars, urock cardstock stickers, awesome chipboard stickers, navy, bronzer & mustard color shine, brown & navy color inks, yellow wood stamp labels, ephemera, stars color magic card set.

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TRANSPARENT clear letters


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TIP MIX A SMALL AMOUNT OF WHITE PAINT WITH MINT COLOR SHINE. APPLY TO EDGES OF PAPER LAYERS.

DANCE FRIENDS by Heidi Swapp. Supplies: hello today 12 x 12 paper pad, glitter banner delights, pink glitter stickers, happy chipboard stickers, mint & yellow wood stamp labels, best day ever & big day clear stamps, navy color ink, the big day cardstock stickers, teal acrylic letters, acrylic arrows, ephemera, mint green color shine. Other: bakers twine, acrylic paint, make up sponge.

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GL GLITTER WORDS handwritten stickers

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UNFORGETTABLE by Maggie Massey. Supplies: acrylic stars, ephemera, hello today 12 x 12 paper pad, navy color ink, yellow wood stamp labels, music notes background clear stamp, big day clear stamps.

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HAND CUT DECORATIVE ELEMENTS FROM THE 12 X 12 PAPERS & LAYER TO CREATE A UNIQUE PHOTO MAT

ACRYLIC clear shapes c es

MSRP $3.99

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TIP CREATE IMPACT WITH A PHOTO COLLAGE, THEN LAYER EPHEMERA AND CHIPBOARD TO CREATE A FUN BORDER.

SMILE CUTIE By Heidi Swapp. Supplies: hello today 12 x 12 paper pad, ephemera, happy chipboard stickers, pink glitter stickers,

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MSRP $4.99

EPHEMERA vellum & paper die cuts

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MINI MEMORY FILE ALBUM

MINI STAMPS

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make IT MINI Good things come in small packages, and these minis really pack a punch! Whether you craft your own or use a pre-made memory file album, it’s fun to fill the pages with your stories. Leave them out on display to be enjoyed by all!

STAMP & DIE SETS

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TIP TRY THIS ‘BACK TO BACK’ BOOK BINDING TECHNIQUE TO CRAFT YOUR OWN MINI IN A SNAP!

#HASMYHEART by Maggie Massey. Supplies: cream & teal acrylic alphabet, ephemera, hello today 12 x 12 paper pad, hello today 4½" x 6½" paper pad, butterfly stencil set, black color ink, chat bubbles stamp & die set, teal color shine.

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HELLO JOURNAL By Heidi Swapp. Supplies: hello today 12 x 12 paper pad, color magic frames, acrylic butterflies & arrows, ephemera, happy

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chipboard stickers, silver glitter stickers, the big day cardstock stickers, black color ink, coral wood stamp labels.


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USE SCRAPS OF PATTERNED PAPER, VELLUM AND EPHEMERA TO CREATE ‘TAG’ PAGES; PUNCH A HOLE ON THE LEFT SIDE OF EACH PAGE & COMBINE WITH A LARGE BOOK RING. PHOTOS, DECORATIVE ELEMENTS, PICTURES AND ADDITIONAL PAGES CAN BE ADDED ALONG THE WAY! 36


LOVE THIS Mini Album by Jamie Pate. Supplies: hello today 12" x 12" paper pad, glitter banner delights, ephemera, happy chipboard stickers, acrylic arrows & butterflies, silver glitter stickers, blush color shine.

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FRESH idea ADAPT THIS FRAME TO HOLIDAYS OR CURRENT EVENTS BY SWITCHING OUT THE BACKGROUND PAPER & ELEMENTS.

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FOR THE LOVE PHOTO DISPLAY FRAME by Jennifer Evans. Supplies: hello today 12 x 12 paper pad, ephemera, always mini stamp, best day ever clear stamps, pink & navy color ink, pink color shine, silver glitter stickers, happy & awesome chipboard stickers, glitter banner delights.

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 NEW YORK MINI FILE Kim Jeffress. Supplies: hello today 12 x 12 paper pad, acrylic arrows & stars, teal & cream acrylic alphabet, silver glitter stickers, remember cardstock stickers, rub ons, color magic ephemera, happy chipboard stickers, color magic chipboard stickers, brown color ink, navy color shine, journey, remember, together & right now mini stamps.

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ALOHA MINI ALBUM by Maridette Cachola. Maridette used a little bit of everything to create this one-of-a-kind spiral bound gate fold album. Bind your book first, then fill it with photos & memories.

MSRP $3.99

GLITTER BANNERS 8 pieces


MINI JOURNAL by Amber Kemp-Gerstel. Supplies: file folder color magic cards, coral color shine, 12 x 12 hello today paper pad, happy chipboard stickers, ephemera.

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USE EPHEMERA PIECES TO CREATE POCKETS FOR PHOTOS AND JOURNALING


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memories Memory File kits hold OH, so many possibilities and allow you to load up your projects with tons of memories & interactive elements! This kit comes with 4 files, a foto stack, rub ons and labels.


NEVER UNDERESTIMATE THE POWER OF A POP OF YELLOW!

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COVER THE BACK OF A COLOR MAGIC CARD TO GIVE IT EXTRA SUPPORT AS AN INTERACTIVE ELEMENT ON A MEMORY FILE!

COLOR SHINE MSRP $5.99

DOWN UNDER MEMORY FILE By Kim Jeffress. Supplies: hello today 12 x 12 paper pad, color magic heart card set, navy color ink, mustard color shine, pink & teal glitter stickers, cardstock stickers, acrylic stars, hearts, & butterflies, ephemera, awesome & happy chipboard stickers, rub ons, best day ever clear stamps, inspire: journey, together, remember mini stamps.


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staple the top of a pennant tag so it lifts

tie a mini memory file in for extra pages

be sure to add either handwritten or computer printed journaling.

adhere a foto stack sideways to add more pics


TIP LEARN HOW TO GET YOUR PHOTOS OUT OF YOUR PHONE & INTO YOUR PROJECTS! CLICK ICON TO LEARN HOW


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OUR EVERYDAY MEMORY FILE FAMILY PLANNER by Maggie Massey. Supplies: acrylic butterflies, cream acrylic alphabet, memory files kit, ephemera, silver glitter stickers, hello today 12 x 12 paper pad, mint label stickers, best day ever clear stamps, remember mini stamps. Other: doily, string, stapler & staple.

TIP CREATE A GO-TO JOURNAL SO IT’S READY TO FILL WITH THOUGHTS AND MEMORIES AS YOU GO! ADD POCKETS TO EASILY INCLUDE EXTRAS. STORE IT WITH A SET OF STAMPS AND INK FOR CRAFTING ON THE FLY!


NEXT ADVENTURE MEMORY FILE by Lindsay Bateman. Supplies: memory files kit, hello today 12 x 12 paper pad, big day & best day ever clear stamps, navy color ink, ephemera, awesome chipboard stickers, u-rock cardstock stickers, silver glitter stickers, acrylic stars.

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LOAD UP THE LAYERS OF THE FOTO STACK BOOKLET WITH EPHEMERA, LABELS & STAMPING


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CHECK OUT THIS “PHOTOCIRCLE” APP THAT MAKES IT SO EASY TO SHARE PHOTOS FROM A GROUP EVENT!

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Have you ever created a Memory File? Here’s a great place to start! You will be surprised how quickly you can construct and fill this file! Join me for a self-paced FREE ONLINE CLASS which will be available February 17th! I will walk you through the steps to create a totally interactive, and fabulous keepsake to “file” your memories!

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Memory File Kit 12 x 12 Hello Today Paper Pad “Star” Color Magic Card Set Color Magic Chipboard Glitter banner Delights Acrylic Butterflies Navy Color Ink Pink Color Ink Navy Color Shine Pink Color Shine Stamps of your choice!

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free online classes.

Adhesive Paper Towels Acrylic Block String Ink for distressing

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THE BACKGROUND STAMPS AND STENCIL SETS ARE SIZED JUST RIGHT TO FIT THE CARDS AND ENVELOPES. SKY’S THE LIMIT ON PERSONALIZING AND MAKING THEM UNIQUE!

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COLOR MAGIC CARD

COLOR SHINE

ARCHIVAL DYE INK

IT’S ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE TO BELIEVE THAT THESE LITTLE WONDERS START OUT TOTALLY WHITE! CELEBRATE TODAY CARD by Heidi Swapp. Supplies: heart color magic card, blush color shine, glitter banner delights, acrylic arrows, ephemera, the big day circle stickers, handwriting background stamp, brown color ink, mint wood stamp labels, bracket stencils. Other: stapler.

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ONCE YOU HAVE ADDED SPRAY TO THE COLOR MAGIC PORTION OF THE CARD, ADD A COORDINATING PAPER TO THE INSIDE AND EMBELLISH WITH EPHEMERA PIECES.

HELLO CARD by Jamie Pate. Supplies: flag color magic card set, hello today 12 x 12 paper pad, ephemera, blush color shine, coral wood stamp labels.

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EACH COLOR MAGIC CARD SET INCLUDES 2 DIE CUT CARDS AND 2 COORDINATING ENVELOPES.

BUTTERFLY HELLO CARD by Jamie Pate. Supplies: butterfly color magic card set, hello today 12 x 12 paper pad, acrylic butterflies, hello cardstock stickers, coral wood stamp labels, coral color shine.

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MAKE THE ENVELOPE AS PRETTY AS THE CARD BY ADDING STAMPS AND SHINE

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EXTRA ENVELOPES? MAKE YOUR OWN 5” X 5” CARDS TO FIT.

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BIRTHDAY CARD by Heidi Swapp. Supplies: hello today 12 x 12 paper pad, color magic ephemera, wood stamp labels,

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black color ink, blush, mint & seafoam color shine. Other: doily, & seam binding ribbon.


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WOOD STAMP LABELS

WOOD STAMP THEMES INCLUDE: HAPPY BIRTHDAY, THANK YOU & EVERYDAY. EACH STAMP BLOCK INCLUDES 4 FUN PHRASES.

MSRP $4.99

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HEART CARD by Amber Kemp-Gerstel. Supplies: heart color magic card set, seafoam color shine, glitter banner delights, ephemera, hello today 12 x 12 paper pad. Other: baker’s twine.

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TOTALLY AWESOME by Amber Kemp-Gerstel. SUPPLIES: Supplies: ephemera, chevron background stamp, hello today 12 x 12 paper pad, color magic ephemera. Other: baker’s twine, white cardstock, 1” circle punch, pinking shears.

CHEVRON BACKGROUND STAMP MSRP $7.99

FRESH idea

SEW A VELLUM 3” X 4” CARD FROM THE EPHEMERA PACK TO CREATE THE PERFECT HOLDER FOR A GIFT CARD!

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ACCORDION MINI ALBUM by Lindsay Bateman. Supplies: hello today 12 x 12 paper pad, glitter banner delights, ephemera, gold glitter stickers, happy chipboard stickers, acrylic butterflies, butterfly stencil set, script background stamp, navy color ink.

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SMILE CARD by Heidi Swapp. Supplies: gold glitter stickers, bronze color shine, wood grain background stamp, ephemera. Other: shipping tag & seam binding ribbon.

WOOD GRAIN BACKGROUND STAMPS

MSRP $7.99

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TRY STAMPING WITH COLOR SHINE

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CRUSHING CARD by Heidi Swapp. Products: heart stencil set, blush & pink color shine, gold glitter stickers. others: pink paislee gold chipboard star, white cardstock, bazzill clear paper.

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LAYER THE STENCILS & SPRAY LIGHTLY OVER THE TOP WITH COLOR SHINE

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STENCIL SETS 3 pieces per set

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GOOD STUFF FRAME by Heidi Swapp. Products: 12 x 12 hello today paper pad, bird stencil set, mint color shine, teal glitter stickers. Others: wood frame, white acrylic paint, jewelry tag & mini bull dog clip.

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ADD PRETTY PATTERNS TO ORDINARY ITEMS WITH STENCILS & COLOR SHINE MIXED WITH ACRYLIC PAINT.

GIFT BAG by Heidi Swapp. Products: bracket stencil set, heart stencil set, pink & peach color shine, acrylic hearts, color magic chipboard. Others: kraft gift bag, draw-string burlap bag & shipping tag.

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SPREAD MODELING PASTE TINTED WITH COLOR SHINE OVER THE STENCILS TO CREATE DIMENSIONAL BACKGROUND. 84


USE MINI CANVASES AS BOOK COVERS FOR AN ACCORDION ALBUM.

MY TRUE BLESSINGS by Maridette Cachola. Supplies: hello today 12 x 12 paper pad, blush & seafoam color shine, happy & awesome chipboard stickers, acrylic stars & hearts, the big day cardstock stickers, ephemera, glitter banner delights, heart stencil set, script background stamp, black color ink.

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COMBINE MULTIPLE STENCILS & STAMPS ON AN ART BOARD TO CREATE A STATEMENT PIECE.

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MIXED MEDIA CANVAS by Lindsay Bateman. Supplies: butterfly & bird stencil set, wood grain background stamp, music notes background stamp, yellow wood stamp labels, right now, brilliant & party mini stamps, big day clear stamps, best day ever clear stamps, brown & navy color ink, happy chipboard stickers, gold glitter stickers.

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USE COLOR SHINE TO ADD DROPLETS OF COLOR

HAPPY MEMORY by Wilna Furstenberg. Supplies: 12 x 12 hello today paper pad, gold glitter stickers, color magic ephemera & chipboard stickers, wood stamp labels, navy, coral, citron, blush & seafoam color shine, black color ink. Others: white cardstock, gold spray paint

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CHIPBOARD STICKERS resist coated

MSRP $3.99

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START WITH WHITE CARDSTOCK & COLOR MAGIC EPHEMERA. APPLY LOTS OF COLORS TO MAKE THE LAYOUT POP!

LOVE THIS by Wilna Furstenberg. Supplies: hello today 12 x 12 paper pad, silver glitter stickers, color magic ephemera, best day ever clear stamps, navy, coral & blush color shine, black color ink. Others: white cardstock, gelatos.

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