Friday, April 17, 2020

#spreadjoynotgerms


Hi friends!

I'm extremely pleased to be joining this MEGA blog hop that Catherine Pooler and Hedgehog Hallow put together to help inspire cardmakers to send out some of the cards we all stash in order to make another person SMILE in the midst of the crazy world we find ourselves in. 

Today, I am showing off products from some of my favorite companies, Pear Blossom Press, I-Crafter, and The Greeting Farm, who are all sponsoring this hop.  I knew that I wanted to make a light-up card using Pear Blossom Press's EZ- Lights. I love how easy they make creating stunning projects.

The Greeting Farm put out these fun digis of delivery drivers and their truck. I chose to color the male driver and the truck in shades of brown. We have a favorite delivery man at our house, he works for UPS and he walks up our rather long driveway fairly frequently. I thought rather than sending this card off in the mail, we would Social Distance deliver this card to him "in person." I used Copics to color both up, then moved onto my background.

I used I-crafter's i-brush Blending Brushes and Hybrid Inks to ink blend a background. These inks are smooth, blend beautifully, and are rich in color! The brushes are small, but mighty and SO soft!


Next, I used my PenBlade and a hole punch to cut out the head and top lights on the delivery truck that I wanted to light up. Using a pencil, I traced the place on my background these would line up with so I could cut through for the lights to shine through.


After cutting the holes in the background, I used my pencil to mark where the lights should lay and chose where I wanted my base to lay and outlined it with the pencil as well.


I used thin glue dots on the bottom of my base, and small glue dots on the locations that my lights needed to lay.


 Next, I used washi tape to keep the wires all in place. There are 3 lights pre-wired on each EZ-Lights, which was perfect for this. One for each headlight, and one for the top bar.


I used doubled up foam tape and made boxes around each light. Then I went a little foam tape crazy and made sure that the card is propped up REALLY well.


After that... I got to put my masterpiece together! It took 2 tries to get the back on correctly, because foam tape is stickyyyy. Once that was there, I put down my truck, making sure to line up headlights and top lights that are backed with vellum that I colored with Copics, and topped with Nuvo Glaze to give a glassy look. I also used the Glaze on the truck windshield.


Next, my delivery driver was backed with a single layer of foam tape and put on the crease where my "grass" and "street" met.  I used I-crafter "Tropical Pool" ink and "Hushed Darkness" ink with stamps from Heffy Doodle's Interactively Your's set to create a "Push Here" arrow that I fussy cut and glued on. Finally, I added "Thanks" to the top left using I-crafter's Pop-Up Wiper Insert die set.





I'm pretty pleased, I can't wait to give it to our driver with the gift card for a favorite local sub sandwich shop inside, as an extra token of our appreciation. 

This blog hop is huge, so in order to enter for the prizes, all you have to do is comment, and each blog you comment on adds up so don't stop here! You can comment now through April 24th.

Next in the line up is Stephanie Beauchemin with The Greeting Farm! 

Be sure to also visit my friends at I-crafter who has donated a $20 Gift Certificate and Pear Blossom Press who has donated a $25 Gift Certificate that are up for draw in the giveaway! 


The winners of over 40 prizes will be announced on Catherine Pooler and Hedgehog Hollow's blogs on April 27th. Be sure to leave some love for these bloggers who have joined us and rack up those chances to win!

Until next time,
~R. Winn

134 comments:

  1. What a great way to bring joy to someone who brings us so much joy with the delivery of all the craft supplies.

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  2. I love this card--it does put a smile on my face! Thanks for participating!

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  3. Adorable card! Perfect for our UPS/FED EX and mail carrier!

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  4. You nailed this light up card, Rachel!! I absolutely love it!

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  5. love this light up car creation - nice work and TFS how it was done and TF being part of the hop-- blessings - Gail waving from Michigan

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  6. Cute, thanks for thinking of us and sharing.

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  7. This is beyond fantastic! Wow.

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  8. Great card and idea to make for those still delivering during this time!!

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  9. I love this card so much! ❤️❤️❤️

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  10. I love that the lights on the truck light up! Such a cute, cute card!

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  11. Such a clever interactive card! Love how you used the the EZ-Lights. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  12. Shut the front door! This is amazing. Probably may favorite so far on the hop!!!
    Hugs, Joy
    Joyfully Stamps

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  13. How stinkin' CUTE!! I love how the truck lights up and who doesn't get excited about the UPS coming!! LOL!! TFS!

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  14. This is absolutely adorable!! Your delivery man will love it!!

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  15. How wonderful! Beautifully colored. Stay Healthy

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  16. Thank you for the inspiration, especially during this difficult time. A nice pick me up.

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  17. nice soft colors here thanks for sharing

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  18. Oh my goodness! This card is amazing!

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  19. wonderful card and the idea with the light (BTW I must have this too) is fantastic. Thanks for sharing your inspiration.

    Hugs
    Ute
    DT Whimsy Stamps

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  20. Love this well-lit UPS truck!! How awesome!!

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  21. Love this! It is perfect! Thank you for sharing!

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  22. What an incredible light up card! I LOVE this!

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  23. This card is absolutely adorable, and the addition of lights makes it spectacular!

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  24. Adorable card! Thanks for sharing.

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  25. Oh my what an Amazing card. I absolutley LOVE It!!!!!

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  26. What a cute card.......always like the "light up" feature. TFS

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  27. Great idea! This is so wonderful to do! Thank you!

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  28. That is tooo cute. Just like the man in brown.

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  29. this is CUTE!! someone is going to LOVE this light up card!

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  30. This card is so creative and perfectly executed!! I love it!! And I'm so glad your delivery guy did too!

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  31. What a fabulously cool card this is!!!
    So thoughtful of you. :-)

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  32. Yaya.. What a lovely cute card... The lights are so beautiful and the card is so well demonstrated ❤️❤️❤️

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  33. Love this card! The lights are a addition.

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  34. Words don't even say how awesome this card is!!!! Great photo tutorial too!

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  35. I really loved this masculine card and am thinking of changing it up a bit for my brother in laws birthday in May. Thanks for the inspiration! And please stay well!

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  36. Totally cute!! Your UPS/Fed ex/Amazon and USPS mail carriers will especially love these😊

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  37. Love this! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  38. Hi, Rachel! This is such a cool card! I love it.

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  39. Thank you for participating in this blog hop, and for sharing the joy with us!

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  40. Now that is one complex card but adroable!

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  41. Great BRIGHT card for your delivery person I’m sure they will love the personal touch

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  42. I really have to try one of the lighted cards.

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  43. Super cute! Your delivery person will love it.

    Cheryl
    http://shestamps.blogspot.com/

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  44. Love everything about this card! You're going to put a smile on your delivery person's face. :-)

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  45. I love it. I will have to look for lights that are small enough for cards. Thank you for sharing.

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  46. Love this card idea! And the special of adding lights! So cute! Thanks for sharing!

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  47. Oh my gosh, so stinkin' cute!!

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  48. Cool card with the lights! Thanks for sharing and participating in this fun blog hop.

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  49. Thank you for sharing this wonderfully thoughtful card. It's darling and your driver is going to love it.

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  50. Oh Rachel your card is amazing! I love how you made the lights on the truck light up! I'm gonna have to try that one! Thanks for sharing such a fun card!

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  51. Your driver is one lucky recipient!! The lights are awesome! Thanks for sharing!!

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  52. What a great card! I love that you made it light up :D
    Huge hugs
    Amy xx

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  53. one day, I'll get the guts to try a light up card

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  54. Love your cards. I've already bought the downloads. I thank my postal and garbage guys every Christmas. Now I can make them a card. I've also been giving the grocery workers Starbuck gift cards when I shop. The surprised and grateful look on their faces says it all. We will get through this together. Thanks for sharing and stay safe.

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  55. OK this is just adorable! Love the light up truck!

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  56. Thanks for the amazing inspiration! This card is really beautiful!

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  57. GREAT card 0- oh I did not expect lights to come on- fantastic

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  58. Wow, this is absolutely awesome even without the lights, but they sure do add even more awesomeness to your card!

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  59. Wonderful UPS man card. Perfect with or without the lights. TFS and being in the HOP!

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  60. Oh my goodness!!! This is so cute!!!! So many new ideas to try!!! Thank you for sharing!!!

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  61. Such an adorable idea and creative way to use those lights for the tail lights on the truck.
    Love this stamp set. Its adorable. So thankful to all who deliver parcels and packages year round. Stay safe and thanks for inspiring.

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  62. Brilliant!! Love this idea!! So thankful for my fellow Postal Employees and other package delivery people!! So glad to be retired during this time but my heart is with y'all!!

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  63. Thank you for sharing your process with us!!! Your card is adorable<3<3<3 Stay healthy! Stay safe! Stay crafty!

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  64. Darling card! perfect for this hop! Thank you to all who have come together!

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  65. Your card is awesome! Love your colouring and the it's so fun that the lights turn on. LOL! Your carrier will love his card! Thanks for spreading some joy today and being part of this amazing hop!

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  66. What a cool card!! Love the light up idea. Thanks for sharing.

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  67. Oh my goodness, how bloomin' fabulous is that?! Love your clever light up design. I had just said to hubby tonight, why would anyone bother with light up designs on a card, but I take it all back now! LOL. This is so clever and really fun. Hugs, Wends xoxo

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  68. Wow! Such a clever idea! love your card xxx

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  69. Oh what a clever card! Very well done.

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  70. What a great idea! I love light up cards. So well done too. Your driver will be delighted with it! xx

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  71. Such a GREAT card! Well done! Thank you for helping to spread joy!

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  72. I know this card will be SOOO appreciated!

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  73. Gorgeous creation! Awesome event to spread Joy during these uncertain times! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  74. Hi really love your card! Light up cards really interest me! I really want to get into those. You have really inspired me. Thanks.

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  75. Gorgeous card! I love the scene you created and the lights on the truck are so cool!

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  76. Aww, so cute. I love it. Huge smile on my face.

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  77. What an amazing card! Great idea to use the lights on the truck! Fantastic work! <3

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  78. What a clever card and all these people using these fancy lights. I'm amazed.

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  79. This card rocks! I love the lights especially and have seen them on a couple of other blogs. Gotta get some of those and perhaps this driver and truck as well. Perfect for this time!

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  80. Such a perfect card and so creative. I love my delivery people. :)

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  81. This is so adorable and so fun!! Your UPS guy is going to LOVE this card personalized just to him!

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  82. This is SO cool! Love it and so will the recipient!

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  83. I have been wanting to make light up card this is spectacular.

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  84. What a fun light up card! Love it! I'm sure your UPS driver will appreciate the card and the gift card! Nice way to spread some joy!

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  85. Super card! It is definitely going to bring joy to your UPS driver.

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  86. Wow!! Love how the images lights, light up!!

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  87. This turned out so great! I definitely need to use lights on one of my next projects as I love the effect they make. Thank you for the inspiration. xx

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  88. OMG! This is so perfect! I've seen an awful lot of fantastic cards today (just 3 more blogs to go!), but I think this one has to be my favourite! I'm bookmarking so I can come back and take another peek later :)

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  89. Love to see Big Brown pull up
    at the curb. He's usually
    here during the day so I don't
    see his lights. I'm sure
    the driver would appreciate this
    card - I'd like to tell him how
    much he is appreciated.
    thanks for sharing
    txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  90. Your card is so cute! I think we are all appreciating our UPS man these days!

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  91. Great card, so creative and such a tribute to UPS delivery people. Thanks for sharing.

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  92. Very fun card. I like the use of the lights to add another element to the card.

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  93. I would love to get that cute, fun card... and I'm not even a UPS worker!! :-)

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  94. So fun! I feel your pain with sticky foam tape. :) Thanks for sharing. XO

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  95. Wow! what a thoughtful card. YOu are so creative and truly all the truck drivers who have helped everyone to stay at home deserve a giant thanks. so love this card!

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  96. How cool is that!! Awesome card...that's about the only way we are getting supplies these days...truckers delivery trucks!!

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  97. Your delivery driver is going love this card. And a truck with lights that actually work. So cool! This card is adorable. Great job! TFS!

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  98. What a fun card to give your delivery person!

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  99. SUPER COOL card!
    LOVE your design - WOW - it will be much appreciated and bring a grateful SMILE :)
    Thank You for sharing and INSPIRING!

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  100. What a cool card you have made for your UPS man!! They are definitely working overtime right now. I ordered some of the EZ lights kits yesterday when I saw them on another blog and can't wait to make my own cards using them. Thanks for sharing your cute idea!

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  101. That is the CUTEST card! I know anyone's UPS delivery person would LOVE it. I can't wait to try these lights!

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  102. Awesome card! I haven't used the light yet on a card but it really adds a fun element. Thanks for sharing.

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  103. Delightful card - great use for those lights. So sweet of you to show your appreciation to the delivery man.

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  104. This card is phenomenal; more planning than I am capable on most days(lol).

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  105. Love everything about your project. The lights are super fun. Thanks for sharing

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  106. This is hands-down the best use of EZ Lights I've seen! Wonderful work! Thank you for sharing it and for participating in this excellent way to encourage stay-at-home!

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  107. Great job on the card. Someone will love it.

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  108. Oh what an adorable card! I love the super cute UPS guy and his fabulous truck. Wonderful coloring and I love the light up feature.

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  109. What a awesome card!! Your UPS man is going to love it!

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  110. Oh my goodness! What an adorable UPS delivery man and light up truck!! Thank you for all the tutorial and fun inspiration!! I think my friends would LOVE to receive this delivery for sure!!! #spreadjoynotgerms

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  111. So cute, a very sweet card. Love the lights. Thanks for sharing.

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  112. WoW!!!!! So impressive and wonderful! Your delivery person will love this! So enjoyed seeing how you made this card!

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  113. Very cool card! Loved the detailed pictures of building this card. Thanks for sharing!

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  114. Wow! It's so cool! Love the light up truck... such a clever design. Great images and coloring! Thank you for the inspiration! Stay safe! God bless!

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  115. Oh my gosh - I love this so much! And thank you for the detailed pictures!

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  116. What a nice thing to do for your delivery driver. I just love your card. Thanks for sharing it. Please stay safe.

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  117. What a great card AND perfect for our fearless delivery drivers! TFS and participating in the blog hop.

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  118. Hi Rachel :) Thanks for celebrating our everyday heroes!!! Your delivery driver card is perfect! Thanks for inspiring me :)

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  119. Wonderful card! Delivery drivers do deserve many thanks!

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  120. This is so clever and I am sure your driver will like it.

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  121. That is freakin' adorable!!! And lights up too!?! Amazing! Love it. Say, how do you like that Penblade? Does it easily cut around images? I've been thinking of getting one and wondered whose tried it. Let me know. thx. Darling card. Awesome coloring and design. Thanks for a wonderful hop and the inspiration!

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