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make your own gift wrap. for more info on this christmas craft, go here: http://thehappyhomeblog.com/?p=2542
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Belinda from the Happy Home blog had great DIY ideas for gift wraps & cards: Read the complete story here »
Lily Gahagan added this to 50 Ways to Wrap Holiday Gifts in Style
Follow the lead of blogger Belinda from The Happy Home and try your hand at printing your own wrapping paper. Note: This project works best for smaller gifts, unless you have a pro-size printer.
5. Do something for others. Giving to, sharing with and helping others makes us appreciate what we have and feel more connected with our community. Many people choose to volunteer during the holiday season, but that is hardly the only way you can give — consider helping an elderly neighbor put up Christmas lights, collect presents to donate to Toys for Tots or drop off unexpected gifts to your former teachers or others who made a difference in your life.
Alison Hodgson added this to Gift Giving the Simple-ish Way
Limit the gifts. Early on my husband and I decided we didn’t want to overwhelm our children with piles and piles of presents. Inspired by my friend, author Lorilee Craker, we give our children only three gifts. Lorilee has three children too, all of whom have December birthdays. Imagine trying to manage three birthdays in addition to the regular Christmas hoopla. Oh, the humanity. One December, after she nearly lost her mind juggling it all, she and her husband made some changes. “Years ago, fearful our kids were becoming way too ‘gift-glutted,’ we adopted the ‘Principle of the Three Wise Men’: Something you want, something you need and a surprise. In the last decade, nobody has complained about getting ‘only’ three gifts, and actually I believe it brings peace and relief to us all,” says Lorilee. “Our family doesn’t follow Lorilee’s specific prescriptive of a want, a need and a surprise. Although it’s a wonderful idea, for us it’s too restrictive, so I set it aside.
“One quick trip to the local coal mine … done.” — Houzz user chambers1589Sometimes a comment makes me burst out laughing, sitting here by myself with my laptop like a crazy person. This one did just that today. The conversation going on in the Comments section for Alison Hodgson’s aforementioned story is a really, really good one!Full story: Gift Giving the Simple-ish Way

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September 19, 2014
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August 10, 2014
Leaning letters
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March 4, 2014
J-o-y
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January 21, 2014
Make joy sign, with did wrapping paper and paint? Buy letters from michaels
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January 16, 2014
Letters
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January 15, 2014
Love the combination of colours and white ribbon
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January 6, 2014
i like the use of space; the indented shelf
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January 5, 2014
christmas simple
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January 1, 2014
Simple color coordination
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January 1, 2014
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December 28, 2013
Great simple Christmas ideas in this article.
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December 26, 2013
Great wrapping
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December 26, 2013
Cadeau emballages
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December 25, 2013
love the Joy in the background
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December 25, 2013
the letters JOY
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December 24, 2013
Joy
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December 23, 2013
elegant simplicity - something my daughter-in-law would create.
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December 23, 2013
Make the "joy" thing out of letters from hobby lobby
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December 21, 2013
I love
dgabe added this to Holidays
December 21, 2013
Limit the gifts. Early on my husband and I decided we didn’t want to overwhelm our children with piles and piles of presents. Inspired by my friend, author Lorilee Craker, we give our children only three gifts. Lorilee has three children too, all of whom have December birthdays. Imagine trying to manage three birthdays in addition to the regular Christmas hoopla. Oh, the humanity. One December, after she nearly lost her mind juggling it all, she and her husband made some changes. “Years ago, fearful our kids were becoming way too ‘gift-glutted,’ we adopted the ‘Principle of the Three Wise Men’: Something you want, something you need and a surprise. In the last decade, nobody has complained about getting ‘only’ three gifts, and actually I believe it brings peace and relief to us all,” says Lorilee. “Our family doesn’t follow Lorilee’s specific prescriptive of a want, a need and a surprise. Although it’s a wonderful idea, for us it’s too restrictive, so I set it aside.
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December 20, 2013
"joy" in lc bath bookcase
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December 19, 2013
3 gifts-something you want..something you need...and a surprise!!
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December 19, 2013
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December 19, 2013
Joy! Vignette
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December 19, 2013
See Bookmark....limit the gifts to three!
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December 18, 2013
home made simplicity
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December 18, 2013
3 gift idea with something you want, Something you need, and something that is a surprise!
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December 18, 2013
Years ago, fearful our kids were becoming way too ‘gift-glutted,’ we adopted the ‘Principle of the Three Wise Men’: Something you want, something you need and a surprise. In the last decade, nobody has complained about getting ‘only’ three gifts, and actually I believe it brings peace and relief to us all,” says Lorilee. “Our family doesn’t follow Lorilee’s specific prescriptive of a want, a need and a surprise. Although it’s a wonderful idea, for us it’s too restrictive, so I set it aside
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December 18, 2013
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December 18, 2013
The idea for limiting presents accompanying it!
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December 18, 2013
we adopted the ‘Principle of the Three Wise Men’: Something you want, something you need and a surprise.
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December 18, 2013
Christmas keeping it simple
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December 18, 2013
Love the idea: 3 presents, a want, a need and a surprise
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December 18, 2013
“Years ago, fearful our kids were becoming way too ‘gift-glutted,’ we adopted the ‘Principle of the Three Wise Men’: Something you want, something you need and a surprise. In the last decade, nobody has complained about getting ‘only’ three gifts, and actually I believe it brings peace and relief to us all,” says Lorilee
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December 18, 2013
The joy would be cute in uppercase ink
byrdie89 added this to Holiday Gifting
December 18, 2013
clever way to give gifts based on the 3 wise men principle - a want, a need, and a surprise
Heidi McGill added this to Holidays
December 18, 2013
Pretty way to wrap presents
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December 18, 2013
3 Gifts
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December 18, 2013
Simple lovely wrapping
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December 18, 2013
Three gifts principles of the wise men: something you want, something you need, and a surprise.
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December 18, 2013
Chrismas
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December 18, 2013
Something you want, something you need and a SURPRISE. Brilliant.
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December 18, 2013
like the joy
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December 18, 2013
3 gifts : something you want, need , and a surprise Other idea: Jammie's on Christmas Eve, books, books, books
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December 18, 2013
Perhaps next Christmas, I will be organized!
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December 18, 2013
Give the same things every year. “That’s not festive,” you may be thinking. What sounds like boring repetition is actually an exciting itinerary, though. Here are the wonderful things my kids can count on year after year: • An ornament the night the tree goes up (or whenever after that I buy them)• Pajamas on Christmas Eve• Three gifts under the tree• At least one book (but probably more)• A loaded stocking
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December 15, 2013
Envoltura de regalos
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December 9, 2013
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December 8, 2013
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December 8, 2013
Like the joy
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December 8, 2013
Wrap group together
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December 3, 2013
wrap boxes for decor
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December 1, 2013
red and white
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November 24, 2013
Love love the wrapping paper!
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November 23, 2013
Joy sign
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November 20, 2013
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November 16, 2013
Gift wrap
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November 16, 2013
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November 14, 2013
Gift wrap
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November 9, 2013
Coordinating gift wrap
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November 9, 2013
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October 6, 2013
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September 24, 2013
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March 11, 2013
wrapping presents 3 in 1
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January 16, 2013
website the happy home
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January 3, 2013
print your own wrapping paper
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January 1, 2013
Cool way to wrap gifts
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December 28, 2012
new wrapping idea
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December 28, 2012
Xmas gift
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December 23, 2012
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December 23, 2012
Note: This project works best for smaller gifts, unless you have a pro-size printer.
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December 21, 2012
Christmas
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December 20, 2012
JOY
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December 20, 2012
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December 19, 2012
JOY
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December 19, 2012
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December 19, 2012
Bird & gift wrapping paper
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December 19, 2012
Mix & match wrapping paper
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December 19, 2012
Holiday fun in red
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December 19, 2012
just like this Christmas decor
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December 19, 2012
Christmas wrapping ideas
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December 19, 2012
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December 19, 2012
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December 19, 2012
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December 19, 2012
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December 19, 2012
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December 19, 2012
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December 19, 2012
Letters "JOY"
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December 14, 2012
Wrapping
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December 12, 2012
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December 8, 2012
Everything.
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December 8, 2012
make your own gift wrap. for more info on this christmas craft, go here: http://thehappyhomeblog.com/?p=2542
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December 7, 2012
wooden words
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December 6, 2012
JOY....bird
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December 4, 2012
Joy!
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December 4, 2012
Cute
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December 3, 2012
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December 2, 2012
Stack of gifts - as gifts, as decor
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November 30, 2012
Nice giftwrao
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November 28, 2012
like diy project for the letters, where to get cut out letters, but in a smaller size?
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November 27, 2012
Joy
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November 26, 2012
christmas ornament
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November 25, 2012
Tag
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November 25, 2012
make cut outs. wrapper prints e.g. play around with background colours, shapes, fonts and these Christmassy symbol codes using a mix of Wingdings and Webdings symbols and normal text as follows: Present - Webdings e Bell - Wingdings shift + 5 Snowflake - Wingdings shift + t Dove - Find via clicking on insert in the toolbar of Word and choosing symbol. Look for it under the webdings font Candle - Windings apostrophe Cross - Wingdings shift + u
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November 24, 2012
just do
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November 24, 2012
how happy, happy holidays!
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November 23, 2012
The JOY.
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November 23, 2012
Wrapping
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November 23, 2012
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November 22, 2012
Joy
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November 20, 2012
Wrapping paper trio
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November 18, 2012
Joy
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November 18, 2012
Gift Tag
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November 16, 2012
christmas tags
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November 16, 2012
Like the stocking hooks w stars on them
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November 13, 2012
Cool tags
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November 12, 2012
Joy
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November 12, 2012
small packages can be printed with their name all over the paper with christmas greetings and then there is no need for a name tag
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November 12, 2012
Se les podrán dar de a varios a los chicos est año ? :)
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November 12, 2012
Jingle bells!!!
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November 12, 2012
love a themed Christmas look
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November 11, 2012
3 presents with different but complimentary wrapping paper tied together with a bow!
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November 11, 2012
Gifts wrapping
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November 11, 2012
diy
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November 11, 2012
holidays wrap it up!
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November 11, 2012
wrapped packages
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November 11, 2012
Packages to put on the entertainment center
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November 11, 2012
nice christmas wrapping
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November 11, 2012
Stamping Gift Wrap
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November 11, 2012
joy
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November 11, 2012
wrapping
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November 11, 2012
the white box on the wall
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November 11, 2012
Idea to share with Rick
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November 11, 2012
Red and White Christmas Wrapping.
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November 11, 2012
dodaj slova E i N za ENJOY
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November 11, 2012
dodaj slova E i N za ENJOY
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November 11, 2012
joy
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November 11, 2012
packages together for each person
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November 11, 2012
Joy
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November 6, 2012
Love the large Xmas inspired letters.
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October 28, 2012
Ideas
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October 13, 2012
Like the idea of create own gift wrap
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October 13, 2012
Xmas deco idea
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October 10, 2012
joy
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October 8, 2012
spectacular!!!
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October 5, 2012
Like the "joy"
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September 16, 2012
Christmas
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September 14, 2012
make your own paper
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September 7, 2012
Savannah's Treasures new paper for my store. Great idea
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July 29, 2012
Wood letters w/ scrapbook paper
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June 13, 2012
joy!
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May 14, 2012
letters
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April 23, 2012
combination
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April 17, 2012
Christmas
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March 1, 2012
Christmas
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February 29, 2012
This would be pretty to put under the tree just for decoration
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January 23, 2012
joy
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December 25, 2011
Wrapping paper
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December 19, 2011
Christmas
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December 18, 2011
Do whole families in one parcel
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December 13, 2011
the JOY letters
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December 7, 2011
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December 5, 2011
X-mas gifts
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December 5, 2011
Envoltura
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Joy
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December 1, 2011
HOLIDAY
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November 30, 2011
Christmas wrapping
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November 30, 2011
family gifts
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November 30, 2011
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November 30, 2011
Hannas och Emils paket!
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November 30, 2011
I really like the JOY sign
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November 29, 2011
the colours
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November 27, 2011
Hook
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November 26, 2011
Use of the letters for a christmas theme.
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November 26, 2011
Joulu
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Joy
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joy letters
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August 25, 2011
great idea for niche
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June 8, 2011
christmas decor
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June 1, 2011
Xp
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March 15, 2011
Blog
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January 31, 2011
JOY when I do finally start working in wood
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January 8, 2011
navidad
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December 21, 2010
wrapping paper
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December 19, 2010
xmas deco
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December 19, 2010
gift tag
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December 19, 2010
J O Y propped up somewhere
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December 19, 2010
unique
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Christmas
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December 19, 2010
add to fireplace
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