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Distress Monoprint + Over 25 Card Ideas + Want a Card?

Hello! Today I am sharing my new favorite technique – Distress Ink Monoprint. This techniques results to two fun backgrounds. I have a crazy number of cards to share (25+!) and I hope they inspire you!

[All supplies are linked in the text below and in the thumbnails at the end of this post. Compensated affiliate links may be used at no cost to you.]

The technique I am showcasing today is best understood by watching the video. 🙂 Below I have photos of the many cards I made, along with the supplies used on each. I used a lot of different dies, but remember this card designs could all be done with simple dies or dies you may already have!

All of the die cuts on these cards are stacked. I die cut 3 or 4 of each die from white cardstock and glued them together for dimension.

Glad Tidings of Great Joy Card: featuring a Distress Oxide Ink monoprint background created with the Simon Says Stamp Outline Snowflake Stamp. Finished with the Memory Box Hanging Lantern Frame Dies and a Simon Says Stamp Tiny Words Christmas Stamp Set sentiment.

Laughter & Joy Card: featuring a Distress Oxide Ink monoprint background created with the Simon Says Stamp Outline Snowflake Stamp. Finished with the Poppy Stamps Seed Snowflake Joy Die and a Heffy Doodle Holiday Sentiment Duos sentiment.

Hello Pine Card: featuring a Distress Oxide Ink monoprint background created with the Simon Says Stamp Outline Snowflake Stamp. Finished with the Memory Box Delicate Pine Frame Dies and Birch Press Hello Sugar Script Die. I like how this die comes with small bird dies, too.

For a bit of shine, I “colored” in the snowflakes with my Tonic Aqua Shimmer Pen.

Hello Snowflake Card: featuring featuring a Distress Oxide Ink monoprint background created with the Simon Says Stamp Outline Snowflake Stamp. Also uses the Memory Box Pinpoint Snowflake Circle Frame Dies and Memory Box Jotted Hello Die.

Merry Card: featuring a Distress Oxide Ink monoprint background created with the Simon Says Stamp Outline Snowflake Stamp. Die cut pieces were created with the Memory Box Family Cabin Frame Die and Birch Press Merry Sugar Script Dies. I again filled in some of the snowflakes with my Aqua Shimmer Pen.

Hello Wreath Card: featuring a Distress Ink monoprint background created with the Simon Says Stamp Mod Trees Stamp. Finished with the Memory Box Cottage Gate, Memory Box Pine Wreath, Paper Smooches Bows, and Birch Press Hello Sugar Script Dies.

Blessed Card: featuring a Distress Ink monoprint background created with the Impression Obsession Boxwood Stamp. Includes Memory Box Three Candle Circle die cuts and Simon Says Stamp CZ Design 30 Days of Thankful Stamp Set sentiments.

Missing You Card: featuring a Distress Oxide Ink monoprint background created with the Impression Obsession Boxwood Stamp. Also shows Memory Box Woodland Bridge die cuts and a sentiment from the Ink Blot Sentiment Label Block Stamp Set.

Love that background! And that Memory Box Woodland Bridge die set includes the deer and bridge.

Be Merry Card: featuring a Distress Oxide Ink monoprint background created with the Impression Obsession Boxwood Stamp. Also showcases the Memory Box Elegant Holly Double Frame Die, Poppy Stamps Whittle Snowman Die, and Clearly Besotted Hang Around Stamp Set. The notecard is made from ____.

Peace Card: featuring a Distress Oxide Ink monoprint background created with the Impression Obsession Boxwood Stamp. I used the outside frame portion of the the Memory Box Elegant Holly Double Frame Die along with the Memory Box Holiday Lamp Post Die.

Wishing You Peace Card: featuring a Distress Oxide Ink monoprint background created with the Impression Obsession Boxwood Stamp. Teamed up with the Poppy Stamps Wooded Glen Lane and Birch Press Big Peace Sugar Script dies, and sentiment from the Simon Says Stamp Tiny Words Christmas Stamp Set.

A Child is Born Card: featuring a Distress Ink monoprint background created with the Hero Arts Filagree Pattern Stamp. Partnered with Memory Box Starlit Nativity Scene and Poppy Stamps Pinpoint Angel die cuts and a Simon Says Stamp Tiny Words Christmas Stamp Set sentiment.

Hello Card: featuring a Distress Ink monoprint background created with the My Favorite Things Captivating Mandala Stamp. Showcases the ____ and Birch Press Hello Sugar Script Dies.

O Holy Night Card: featuring a Distress Ink monoprint background created with the My Favorite Things Captivating Mandala Stamp. Finished with die cuts made with the Memory Box Starlit Nativity Scene and Wrapped Holly Circle dies, and a Simon Says Stamp Tiny Words Christmas sentiment. The notecard is made from Carta Bella White Shimmer Cardstock and the star from silver glitter cardstock.

Blessings Card: featuring a Distress Oxide Ink monoprint background created with the My Favorite Things Captivating Mandala Stamp. Also uses the Memory Box Glowing Candle Die and Simon Says Stamp Tiny Words Christmas Stamp Set.

Christmas Blessings Card: featuring a Distress Ink monoprint background created with the Gina K Delicate Snowflakes Stamp. Die cuts are from the Memory Box Country Church Frame Dies… along with a Simon Says Stamp Tiny Words Christmas sentiment.

Peace Card: featuring a Distress Ink monoprint background created with the Gina K Delicate Snowflakes Stamp. Finished off with Poppy Stamps Pinpoint Snowflake and Memory Box Jotted Peace dies.

Happy Holidays Cards: featuring a Distress Ink monoprint background created with the Gina K Delicate Snowflakes Stamp. Also features the Memory Box Meadow Tree Frame Dies, Poppy Stamps Whittle Snowman Dies, and Heffy Doodle Holiday Sentiment Duos Stamp Set.

Peace Card: featuring a Distress Ink monoprint background created with the My Favorite Things Marble Stamp. Finished with the Memory Box Sleigh Horse Frame Die and Memory Box Bold Christmas Greetings Stamp Set.

I love that texture…

Filled With Joy Card: featuring a Distress Ink monoprint background created with the My Favorite Things Marble Stamp… and the Poppy Stamps Playful Deer Stitched Dies and Simon Says Stamp Tiny Words Christmas Stamp Set sentiment.

Filled With Joy Card: featuring a Distress Ink monoprint background created with the My Favorite Things Marble Stamp. This also used the Poppy Stamps Playful Deer Stitched Dies, but I cut of the snow and deer and just used the frame. The sentiment is again from the Simon Says Stamp Tiny Words Christmas Stamp Set and the dove is the Memory Box Large Winged Dove Die.

Missing You Card: featuring a Distress Oxide Ink monoprint background created with the Simon Says Stamp Outline Snowflake Stamp. I also used the Memory Box Forest Frame Dies and Ink Blot Sentiment Label Block Stamp Set.

Hallelujah Card: featuring a single color Distress Oxide Ink monoprint background created with the Ink Blot Shop Cable Knit Background Stamp. I added a stacked Memory Box Three Candle Circle Die Cut and a Memory Box Bold Christmas Greeting sentiment.

Favorite Friend Card: featuring a single color Distress Oxide Ink monoprint background created with the Ink Blot Shop Cable Knit Background Stamp. I also used the Poppy Stamps Pinpoint Snowflake Frame Die and Stencil, Birch Press Big Friend Sugar Script Die, and Ink Blot Sentiment Label Block Stamp Set.

That frame and stencil combo is awesome… you can see the soft blue inking on the snowflakes…

Happiness Card: featuring a Distress Oxide Ink monoprint background created with the Impression Obsession Boxwood Stamp. Finished with the Poppy Stamps Holly Vine Frame & Stencil (I didn’t use the stencil) and Poppy Stamps Christmas Time Stamp Set.

Nativity Card: features the Poppy Stamps Nativity Scene Frame and Stencil (I didn’t use the stencil) and Poppy Stamps Christmas Time Stamp Set along with Carta Bella 12×12 Shimmer Cardstock.

I just love these details…

A big thank you to Jana Millen for brainstorming this technique with me!

WANT A CARD?

If you are interested in getting a handmade card from me, leave a comment below. (Please do not leave your address.) On 12/1/18, I will pick 16 people to send cards to. I will email the “winners” and get your address. Thanks! I love to send cards and I have a pile ready to go. #loveinmemoryofsean

SUPPLIES

Want to find the products I used? I have listed them below. (Compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you. Thank you for your support! Affiliate and product disclosure can be found here. All products were personally purchased except the products with some of the stamps and dies which were received from the company with no expectation. As always, this post was NOT paid for or sponsored.) Click on the icons below each product picture to go to a favorite store.

Impression Obsession Boxwood Stamp
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Simon Says Stamp Outline Snowflakes…
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Hero Arts Filagree Pattern Stamp
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My Favorite Things Captivating…
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My Favorite Things Marble Stamps
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Gina K Delicate Snowflakes Stamp
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Ink Blot Shop Cable Knit Background…
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Simon Says Stamp Mod Trees Stamp
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Memory Box Hanging Lantern Frame Die
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Poppy Stamps Seed Snowflake Joy Die
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Memory Box Pinpoint Snowflake Circle…
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Memory Box Delicate Pine Frame Dies
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Birch Press Hello Sugar Script Die
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Memory Box Family Cabin Frame Die
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Birch Press Merry Sugar Script Dies
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Memory Box Cottage Gate Die
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Memory Box Pine Wreath Die
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Paper Smooches Bows Dies
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Memory Box Three Candle Circle Die
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Memory Box Woodland Bridge Frame Dies
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Poppy Stamps Wooded Glen Landscape Die
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Birch Press Big Peace Sugar Script Dies
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Memory Box Elegant Holly Double Frame…
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Poppy Stamps Whittle Snowman Die
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Memory Box Holiday Lamp Post Die
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Memory Box Wrapped Holly Circle Frame…
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Memory Box Starlit Nativity Scene Die
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Poppy Stamps Pinpoint Angel Die
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Memory Box Holiday Lamp Post Die
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Memory Box Glowing Candle Die
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Memory Box Country Church Frame Dies
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Poppy Stamps Pinpoint Snowflake Frame…
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Memory Box Jotted Peace Dies
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Memory Box Meadow Tree Frame Dies
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Poppy Stamps Playful Deer Stitched…
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Memory Box Sleigh Horse Frame Die
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Memory Box Large Winged Dove Die
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Memory Box Forest Frame Dies
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Memory Box Nativity Circle Die
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Poppy Stamps Pinpoint Snowflake Frame…
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Birch Press Big Friend Sugar Script Dies
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Poppy Stamps Holly Vine Frame & Stencil
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Poppy Stamps Nativity Scene Sidekick…
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Simon Says Stamp Tiny Words Christmas…
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Heffy Doodle Holiday Sentiment Duos…
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SSS CZ 30 Days of Thankful Stamp Set
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Ink Blot Sentiment Label Block Stamp Set
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Clearly Besotted Hang Around Stamp Set
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Memory Box Bold Christmas Greetings…
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Poppy Stamps Christma Time Stamp Set
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Distress Oxide Inks
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Distress Ink
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Mini Ink Blending Tool
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VersaMark Ink
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Hero Arts Ultrafine Clear Embossing…
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Bead Magical Tray
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Anti Static Powder Bag
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Hero Arts Heat Gun
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Tim Holtz Distress Sprayer
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MISTI Stamping Tool
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MISTI Mouse Pad Insert
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MISTI Bar Magnet
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Sizzix Big Shot Express
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Tim Holtz Tonic Glass Media Mat
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Gina K Connect Glue
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Be Creative Tape
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3M Foam Adhesive
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Neenah Classic Crest 110lb Cardstock
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Neenah Classic Crest 110lb Cardstock
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Carta Bella 12×12 Shimmer Cardstock
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Carta Bella White Shimmer Cardstock
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Therm O Web Purple Tape
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Posca Extra Fine White Paint Pen
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Tonic Aqua Shimmer Pens
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Lucys Cards Clear Iridescent Jewels
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Jewel Picker
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641 thoughts on “Distress Monoprint + Over 25 Card Ideas + Want a Card?”

  1. I love this technique. I love that you can make the backgrounds using the technique and the use whatever dies you already have. Thank you!

  2. I would so love receiving one of your beautiful cards. These
    cards are really pretty and I love the way you used the white die cuts as a top layer.

  3. WOW!!!!! So Many Inspiring Creative Works of Art! I CAN See A LOT of LOVE Goes Into Your Creative Works of Art and YOU Enjoy What YOU Do! Anyone Who Receives A Handmade Creative Work of Art Card From YOU IS BLESSED! Keep Up The Great Job YOU Do Sharing YOUR Talents YOU Have Been Blessed With. Have A Safe, Blessed, Wonderful and Very Happy Holiday Season! (HUGS)

  4. I have been watching your video and learning different techniques from you for many years.
    My husband and kids know not to bother me when I am watching your videos 🙂
    Would love to receive a card made by you and share it with my whole family.
    Happy Holidays!

  5. All I can say is……. WOW! WOW! WOW!!! I can’t overstate saying how BEAUTIFUL + EASY this technique looks, as an ADDED BONUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WOOT! WOOT! Unfortunately, ‘gotta finish my Christmas cards FIRST, so will have to DELAY trying this! (TEARS!….SNIFF!!!) But you can bet your booties, I will be trying this on Jan. 2. !!!!!!!! PLUS, a chance to win one of your own cards??!! Thanks So Much, Jennifer!!!

  6. Beautiful cards, great technique!
    I would love receiving a card from you and would love sending you one of mine, maybe one using a technique I have not seen you use.

  7. Jennifer, year after year you inspire me! I’d be honored to receive a card from you. Thank you for always sharing! Happy holidays to you and your family!

  8. Hi Jennifer,
    Thank you for sharing your ideas and talent, you make cardmaking so inspiring and easy to follow. I have tried many of your techniques and am delighted with the outcome. Keep on Cardmaking!

  9. Thank you Jennifer for teaching me so much with your videos. Your ideas and cards are so beautiful! Your videos are very comforting to watch and makes me feel so relaxed. I enjoy watching every video you make.. I would be so happy to receive one of your cards! That would be so special! Thank you so much! ~Diane

  10. These are fabulous! You continually amaze me, for which I am ever grateful. Thank you for sharing your creativity with the world. I would love to receive a card, so count me in! May you have a wonderful Christmas season and a very Happy New Year!

  11. I am a big fan of your wonderful videos and all those great techniques you show us!
    How lovely it would be to win one of your beautiful cards – fingers crossed :))
    Wish you a happy Christmas season!

  12. Wow! What great cards. I think this technique for backgrounds is just amazing.I can’t wait to try this. Thanks for sharing with us.

  13. Hi Jennifer…..I have re-visited these cards five times in the past ten days. They are all stunning. I especially like the blues/greens in contrast with the white. The use of the boxwood stamp is especially effective with the mono print technique.

  14. I love watching your videos, to learn new techniques and find card ideas to make myself. You make beautiful cards, so it would be awesome to receive one off them!

  15. Thank you for sharing your talent and your stories. Your cards are simply spectacular and such an inspiration! I would love to receive one.

  16. I love these cards! In fact, many of the dies you used are on there way to me (thanks Black Friday sales!) so I can create the cards myself. Thanks for all of your creative ideas!

  17. Hi Jennifer:: I am watching it the video for the 2nd time. I am going to try this tecnique with distress oxide inks, and I have the swirly stamp from 2 years ago (sunflower release from Hero arts background)) because I cann’t afford to buy new stamps nTow, but I think it might work. I wanted to thank you for your detailed comments because I really learn a lot from you. Wishing you and yours a happy Christmas and a blessed New Year, Lee Conradi

  18. Incredible! Loved all the cards, there can never be too much from you. I think seeing the variety of ways to use things only enhances our own appreciation for the possibilities and out imaginations. Fabulous amount of imagination here! TY so much.

  19. What GORGEOUS cards! Thank you for all the inspiration and eye candy! It would be a delight to have the real thing – so please enter me in your giveaway! Thanks!

  20. Thank you so much for sharing your creative spirit. I love watching your videos and can’t wait to try some of the techniques out.

  21. Jennifer, your videos are my number one “go to” to get ideas. Your cards on this video are sooo beautiful! This video is one I’ll watch many times, even after the holidays! I would treasure any of these cards!!! Thank you, Jennifer, for sharing your God given creative gifts with us!

  22. Jennifer, I do love your videos a lot. And I am glad I watched this one with the Memory Box Dies, which I love. And I make lots of square cards rather then other. I had gotten 2 of the new winter dies fro Memory Box and was not sure what to do about background. And since I like making white on white rather, this is perfect. I am already getting busy with making backgrounds. I loved all of your cards but am not that fortune to buy as many as you. But with my two I can interchange and hopefully mine will turn out as nice as yours.
    Happy Card Making and Happy Holidays.
    Regina

  23. I’m out of state this week, but can’t wait to get home and give this technique a try!!! Thanks for inspiring me, Jennifer.

  24. This technique is so fantastic, Jennifer! I am not a colorist by any means whether I’m using Copics, paints or inks but I do enjoy it. What I love most about this technique is the fact that I create quick and easy backgrounds for skies or really anything that I require…this will be a huge help to me! As always, absolutely stunning cards my dear…oh, and it would be SUCH AN HONOR to win a card from you, and I’m sure there are many more crafters out there who feel the same. Your contribution to our craft is endless! Thank you, Jennifer!

  25. I really like your videos so much. You are so clear with your directions. I could watch your videos all day and sometimes do. I would love to receive a card from you. Keep up the wonderful videos.

  26. I love your work, Jennifer – and am grateful for the opportunity to be chosen to receive a card!
    Looks like I’m squeezing this comment in just before the deadline – whee!!

  27. I might have already missed the chance to get one of your cards but I just HAD to try! I’m recovering from surgery and didn’t see it before now. I love your cards Jennifer. Merry Christmas to you and your sweet family! Warm Regards, Catrina

  28. I am a “newbie” and you have TOTALLY INSPIRED me! I feel fortunate to have found you on Pinterest and especially love your super organized craft room!

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