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#the100dayproject : handmade card 81/100-2 : paper hugs

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#the100dayproject : handmade card 81/100-2 : paper hugs
i also managed to pick up a limited edition stamp set with a recent purchase and i have to admit, it might be the cutest thing i've seen in awhile. [i know i said that yesterday, but this is a new, different set that's adorable in a whole quarantine kinda way.]

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#the100dayproject : handmade card 77/100-2 : out with the old

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#the100dayproject : handmade card 77/100-2 : out with the old
one thing that i love about sketches is the freedom of interpretation. i liked the layout of this design, but decided to flip the narrow [pink] strip 90 degrees so that it would be horizontal. i also eliminated the small scattered circles, ideally gems or sequins. ordinarily i would've kept them but i decided the patterns i selected to use had enough shine and bling!

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#the100dayproject : handmade card 71/100-2 : happy new year

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#the100dayproject : handmade card 71/100-2 : happy new year
i had a conversation with a friend today about starting the new year off on a positive note and i thought about creating + mailing new years cards instead of - or in addition to - holiday/christmas cards. 

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#the100dayproject : handmade card 70/100 : never give up

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#the100dayproject : handmade card 70/100 : never give up

but in all seriousness, i couldn't do what i do without the help of this guy. during show season he's right there with me, doing all the heavy lifting and talking me up to anyone and everyone. he's great at feedback and at suggesting ideas for things i would never think of and i love when he keeps me company in the craft castle. he encourages me to spend far too much money on new supplies ["because you need them, obviously" is one of his go-to lines] and he's one of the most incredible humans i've ever met. so it's well deserved that he earns employee of the month. love you babe!

okay...onto the card for today! the inspiration wheel landed on heat embossing and sometimes that intimidates me. however, i decided to try a few different things. 

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#the100dayproject : handmade card 67/100-2 : sending smiles

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#the100dayproject : handmade card 67/100-2 : sending smiles
i saw this graphic on instagram today and i shared it in my stories - it's absolutely so true. i know i still have a lot to learn about this business and i spend so much time researching and planning and i'm amazed at how intricate the algorithms are for social media - but these few things, these are so accurate. it might not seem like you're doing much, but sharing, hearting, commenting and saving posts does so much to help [my] exposure. the more people that can find me or hear how awesome you think i am, the better! 

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