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Photo frame Tutorial and Handmade Gift Set

Punchcraft flowers Photo frame
I love  recycling and making photo frames and this is a tweak to my earlier handmade photoframe tutorials.I made this photoframe as a matching set to the box and card shared in the Aperture card tutorial

Handmade Photo frame tutorial

This photoframe tutorial is the simplest ever!Do refer to my earlier photoframe tutorials for more details on little steps.
Materials required
1.Corrugated paper/thick card stock/mdf etc for the front of your photo frame. I am partial to corrugated card as it is easy to cut an aperture in and still gives a sturdy frame.
2. Use any thick sturdy material you fancy or recycle a desktop calendar/hard bound book cover/Cardboard box/cardboard etc for the back of the photo frame
Handmade Photoframe
3.Craft knife
4.Double sided foam tape
5.Photo to serve as template .
Photoframe tutorial
1.and 2. Mark around a photo on the back side of your corrugated card--indicated by black bold line.
3. and 4.Run a craft knife against a scale or sturdy edge to cut an aperture a few millimeters inside the photo template marked. Dont worry about ragged edges-- you can always hide it with embellishments!
5.Stick double sided foam tape a little outside the photo template marking as shown leaving one side free so as to leave a gap to slip in your photo.Also stick double sided tape at the border edge of the corrugated card as shown.
Using double sided foam tape instead of glue [ in my earlier photoframe tutorials] has 2 advantages:

  • Its easier to slip your photo in and out  and 
  • Its easier and quicker to make your photo-frame.
Punchcraft flowers Photoframe
When making photo-frames with corrugated paper avoid heavy embellishments on the side through which the photo is slipped in [ ie if you plan to keep changing your photo].The photo is slipped in from the top in this frame so all my flowers are on the sides.I layered some punched daisies and quilled a calyx to make the white punchcraft flowers.
Punchcraft flowers
Made a 3 D bird house by layering the die cuts using double sided foam tape.The red rhinestones are bindis like I used in the altered box.
Marianne die cut birdhouse
I do love the intricate design of the Cheery Lynn Die Butterfly
Cheery Lynn Die butterfly
The tiny golden knobs on my fence are bindis.I cut the fence twice and layered it using the foam to give it a 3 D backdrop for my punchcraft flowers
Punchcraft flowers Photoframe
Glamorized this medicine box into a note paper holder using die cuts and punchcraft flowers.
Punchraft flowers on box
Here is the card whose tutorial I shared in my earlier post.I tried to use the same flowers and leaves on my photoframe to make it a matching set
Punchcraft flowers card and box
Made a 3 D "Best Wishes" tag by layering die cuts with foam tape and adding a tiny butterfly on a punchcraft flower
Punchcraft flowers Tag
Here are all the elements of my handmade gift set which includes a paper holder box, gift tag ,card and photo frame.
Punchcraft flowers Photoframe
Edited:This project came VIP top 3 at Party Time Tuesday Anything but a card
Here are more examples of Handmade Photoframes:
Punchart Animal Photoframe
Paper Flower Photoframe
Paper Tuberose Photoframe
Beaded Flowers Photoframe
Photoframe gift box set



105 comments:

  1. Oh my! You are flattering me now! :) thanks so much for making time for me..means a lot to me! :)

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    1. You are very talented Sindhu with a keen eye for color and designs.

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  2. Super job on the set, Dr. Sonia. I love that gorgeous, embossed frame and the butterfly is a beauty.

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  3. I dont have words to say how beautiful this is....and your punch craft...wow....I love the color combo also ....

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    1. Thank You so much Saumya...since I dont have a wide range of card stock colors I tend to go with what I have he he he!!

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  4. wow what a lovely creation .. they all look so cute together .. how nicely you have added the flowers and fence .. little white flower is adorable how did u make it ?

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    1. Ayesha the white flowers are daisies punched out and layered and st atop a quilled dome. They were super fun to make

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    2. cool i will try and make some

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  5. Love all the details and butterfly design is pretty!!!

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  6. Fantastic frame and turorial Sonia..Loz

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  7. Fantastic!!! Sonia ...in the fence ,those tiny nails ..are they stones ?

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    1. Ha Ha Ha Angelin the nails are bindis!

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  8. Another fantastic tutorial Sonia, gorgeous projects, love the frame and the beautiful colours together...I love the fence and birdhouse die, one of my favourites and just learnt to put it through the machine again with the rubber embossing or cardstock mat and it leaves such great details on the birdhouse and fence, and the wee bird.

    Luv CHRISSYxx

    Luv CHRISSYxx

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    1. Chrissy I bought the dies thanks to you only and I am so happy with them!

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  9. lovely as usual! i like your art so much! the roses and the stems and the leaves..all look so mastery done!thanks for sharing the beauty :)

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  10. Absolutely stunning creations,Sonia! Love the way you used all the cutting dies. I love it!
    Michaela xx

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  11. WOW!!!!! Stunning creations. I love the designs with all your gorgeous detailing. Your flowers are gorgeous. Thank you for a great tutorial.

    I am grateful to you for taking part in the Fab n Funky Challenge this week.

    Sue

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  12. Another stunning project Sonia, as always. It's always a pleasure to visit your blog. Thanks for joining us at INCY WINCY this week with this fab photo frame.
    Hope we see you again soon, hugs Sheryl

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  13. Wonderful altered items. I especially like the Cheery Lynn Butterfly. I have 2 Cheery Lynn doily dies that I won. There's a couple challenges you can enter this in & please let them know I sent you: Party Time Tues PTT89 Ahything But a Card - NO CARDS, Stampin Sisters in Christ Create a box or use box image and Pan Pastel Ch39 Altered/recycled Item.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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    1. Oh you are such a helpful darling Melissa...a wonderful blogger friend!!

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  14. This is a very pretty picture frame Sonia! love the picket fence and the blooms... You are so amazing with your talents...
    TFS - enjoy your lovely day~

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  15. Oh my GOODNESS Sonia these are BEAUTIFUL and what a fabulous idea . Gorgeous flowers too , each piece is stunning well done Hugs Elaine
    Thank you for joining us at The Whoopsi Daisy Challenge this week.
    PS...there is a NEW freebie image for you to download from Linnie
    you can find her here-
    http://linnie-whoopsiedaisy.blogspot.co.uk/
    Hugs Elaine

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  16. wow what a gorgeous set .. i love all the die cuts
    Lisa x

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  17. Sonia, I always enjoy stopping by to see what you've created. You have certainly outdone yourself today! Each creation is more beautiful than the last. Thank you for sharing :)

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  18. What an incredible beautiful set!!!! You are such a clever woman making the photo frame the way you did!! I am so in love with this whole set , the recipent is going to be super delighted with a dropped jaw.

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    1. I plan to gift it to someone special like my daughters class teacher

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  19. Oh wow,I just adore you gorgeous frame and tag.
    The whole set is just beautiful.
    Sue :)

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  20. Wow, what a beautiful set you have created Sonia. Love all the embellishing and amazing recycling. Thanks for entering into our challenge at Unstampabelles.

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  21. hello Sonia
    These are stunning, such beautiful work.
    Hugs
    Suzie xx

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  22. This is very pretty. Love the colours which compliment each other so perfectly. Especially adore the little bird box. Keep them coming. Hugs Mrs A.

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  23. That is gorgeous.

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  24. Beautiful projects and such a clever idea.

    Thanks for joining us at Penny's.

    Helen x

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  25. This is so pretty! Thank you for joining us this week at Fab'n'Funky!

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  26. Sonia
    What a delightful project!!!!. Tutorial, as usual, is so easy to follow.
    Love the colors you have used.
    Myrna

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  27. The picture frame is so nice as well as all the items to go with it. I especially like the flowers! NancyD

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    1. Thank You Nancy they are easy to make 6 petal punchcraft flowers

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  28. Ah! I always dismissed these calendars ...
    This is a wonderful idea to use the material!
    Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Nagela the calendars would look fantastic with your quilling

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  29. Such a lovely project. A delight for any recipient. I really love the colour combo here Sonia! :)

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  30. Sonia, what a fabulous set! How clever. Love them all. Thanks for entering this and joining in the fun at Unstampabelles recycling challenge again.

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    1. Thank You Susan how sweet of you to say so!

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  31. What a great way to recycle the old calendar..Thanks for sharing Dr..

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  32. such a lovely frame dear, love all the embellies..great color combination too...lovely way to recycle a desktop calender..

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  33. What a fabulous challenge theme u choose doc !!I am too a great fan of making photo frames . Looking forward to participate. This tutorial is indeed very easy. You know when I read the line about 'ragged edges' .. I got a smile on my face.. As this is actually I think how I decorate most of the parts my frame ..hiding ragged edges , ugly glue marks etc :P

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    1. Jyoti when I though of the theme your name was the first that came to my mind as you make such fabulous photoframes and yes I agree corrugated paper does give ragged edges which can be easily masked!!

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  34. Oh wow .... blown away by the work shown here. Brilliant tutorial.
    Very pretty, a lot of work but with beautiful results. Thanks for joining us in this weeks PanPastels Challenge.
    Eileen xx

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  35. Your creativity is perfection at it best. I'm in awe at every project you create. You are truly a inspiration.

    Hugs Nana
    ♥ My Crafting Channel ♥
    Email Me

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  36. the complete set looks fabulous :)

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  37. Dr Sonia- your projects always amaze me- love them all- and they are all fabulous too! I love the photo frame and the amazing covered Medicine Box! Wow- you are so talented!!!

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  38. Oh wow!! your photo frame and all the projects look just gorgeous Dr sonia...i love the punchcraft flowers you have made and the way you have used the various diecuts to embellish these projects...its just beautiful!!
    and thanks for the photo frame tutorial:)

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  39. Hi Dr Sonia,
    Just dropped by to say Thank you for playing along " Crafter's corner" # 1 & Best of Luck !!

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  40. this is superb like the flower and the dies you have used. photo frame is really very good idea for gifting i also do so

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  41. Hi Sonia!!!
    i visit your blog first time and you amazed me with your Creativity.you are Very Very Very Creative. i love your photo frame but your Red Flowers on frame are awesome...
    best wishes for you...

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  42. Hi Sonia,

    Lovely craft or should I say Art. Your work has really amazed me every single time. Love the colours, finish and complete composition of your projects.

    Lakshmi

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  43. What a great idea Sonia; Thank you for sharing. I like the idea using the table/desktop calendar; I made a children's song book using table calendar stand.

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  44. Wow Dr,stunning project.and beautiful tutorial.I too have old calendars lying around,now I know what should I do with them.Thanks.

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  45. Hi Dr Sonia,
    a very superb and stunning project and tutorial. Love all the colours and details.
    A message about the little pearly stars. They can be bought at Hobby Craft Stores. Not sure if you have them out there. If you haven't and want some and have trouble getting them let me know, and I will purchase some and send them to you.
    Have a wonderful crafty day.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

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  46. Hi Dr Sonia,
    a truly amazing project and tutorial. Love all the colours you have used. Fab design too.
    A message about the pearly stars you liked. They can be purchased at the Hobby Craft Shops. Not sure if you have those shops out there. If you don't and want the little stars I will purchase them for you and send you some. Just let me know if you would like them.
    Have a wonderful crafty day.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

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    1. Jenny you are a sweet heart but I must decline your generous offer as shipping international is too expensive!

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  47. Wow..each item that you have made is stunning and the set is totally awesome. I love the fact that you are so generous with tutorials. :))

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    1. Thank You Vasundhara...I feel I should share all my experiments when they are work out to be "doable"

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  48. Sonia - Your work is so beautiful! Thank you for your lovely comments on my blog. I look forward to sitting down later and looking at your tutorials. I'm so glad you found my blog.
    The fact that you are an ENT caught my eye. I was in a serious accident in January of this year. I had a serious head injury and the carotid arteries in my neck were severed. In spite of my injuries the Lord healed me. You would never know by looking at me or talking to me that I was where I was just 9 months ago.
    I hope you have a wonderful day!
    Many blessings,
    Michelle

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    1. Michelle I loved your blog and am your new follower

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  49. Such beautiful creations all in one post... getting dizzy seeing so much lovely stuff. You amaze me no end... keep crafting,

    Monica xxx

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  50. sonia,agreed you are very clever and talented..what a fantastic ideas you have!esplly i love the addition of fence in the cards..:)

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  51. I just realised u entered this in INcy Wincy too....hugs and love and luck for the challenge :)

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  52. Wow Sonia - I really like the photo frame and you're such a star to give such detailed tutorials! Really neat stuff. I see you're making full use of the fence die! It is just so cute! Well done! Thanks so much for playing along ItsyBitsy's Make it Dimensional Challenge! All the best!
    ItsyBitsy - The Blog Place

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  53. One more brilliant tutorial from you ! First thing that caught my eyes were the lovely roses, last whole week I tried to make them but in vain none of them turned out good ! The butterflies are beautiful and look soo delicate.Its difficult to decide which of the creation is more beautiful in whole set.I was wondering what you do with those wonderful creations and then I read you gift them..Lucky peoples around you !!

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  54. What a beautiful photo frame and gift set. Lovely punchcraft flowers!

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  55. This is the most gorgeous gift set ever!! Wow, Sonia, the design is stunning!! The flowers are beautiful and I love the fence along the bottom!! Absolutely amazing!! The entire gift set is fabulous and so inspiring!!

    Lisa :)
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  56. awwwww....wht a pretty creations Sonia...love the photo frame nd tag soooo much..amazing gift set..!!

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  57. beautiful I just love it!! great fence and all your pretty flowers are stunning.
    DIANA L
    http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com

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  58. Another wonderful creation Sonia ;-) Thanks for joining in the recycling challenge at UnstampaBelles.

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  59. I love the boxws Sonia!!!
    You are very talented!!
    Hugs,Sandra

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  60. Stunning creation, just love the colours & those flowers are fab!

    Thank you for sharing with us at Emerald Faeries, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

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  61. This is a lovely gift set, such attention to detail and beautifully embellished.
    Thank you for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy this week.
    Pauline
    x

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  62. Beautiful job on all your projects. The detailing is amazing.
    http://lorisartsyobsession.blogspot.com/

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  63. Really beautiful creation! Love the flowers!
    Thanks for joining us at Delicious Doodles Challenge Blog.
    Hugs,
    Julia

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  64. Stunning projects, Sonia! Amazing designs and details! Thanks for the wonderful tutorial and thanks for sharing your brilliant creation for the Fancy Die challenge at Guylou's Inimitability!

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  65. Magnificent way to show your beautiful projects ! Have a wonderful life !
    cheers

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  66. oh my just wonderful so much to look at and take in and as always so fabulous
    Hugs Kate xx

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  67. ANother great tutorial Sonia with such a lovely result - hope you are enjoying your bigshot - the dies do add something

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  68. Wow this is a really super it's so pretty.Thanks for sharing it with us at Panpastel uk.

    Kerry DT LEADER

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  69. Wow!! Love it!! Especially those cute silver butterflies and the tiny bird house

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  70. Woww this is awesome the creations, colours flowers and tutorial all look amazing, truly wonderful work, thank you for joining us at whoopsie daisy this week
    hugs
    lorraine x

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  71. Beautiful, beautiful work! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Guylou's Inimitability!
    Hugz,
    Chana

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  72. Splendid ,detailed tutorial for this amazing project . Apart from the frame itself your embellishing is superb . You are definately a papercraft artist .
    hugs Shirley-Anne

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  73. FABulous Fabulous Sonia!! Always a treat to see your creations and how you can turn a simple box into a thing of beauty!! Love the frame :)

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  74. As always Sonia, the tutorial is perfect and the end result is gorgeous! Every detail is beautiful. It is always a joy to visit you! :o) I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

    Hugs and blessings!

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  75. adorable doctor !
    very prertty n gorguss !
    thankyou for playing along with us at crafters corner - celebrate with flowers
    Hugs
    Mallika
    Aola Handmade Cards
    http://aolahandmadecardsindia.blogspot.com/
    mallikakejriwal@gmail.com

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  76. very prertty n gorguss !
    thankyou for playing along with us at crafters corner - celebrate with flowers
    Hugs
    Mallika
    Aola Handmade Cards
    http://aolahandmadecardsindia.blogspot.com/
    mallikakejriwal@gmail.com

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  77. such a lovely delicate design...pretty to see them all...

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  78. Lovely set doc,nice to ee you having fun with dies:).Thanks for joining us for our first challenge at crafters corner:)

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  79. Oh My! Breathtaking. Thank you for the inspiration. So many stunning ideas. I am your newest follower. Thanks for the tutorial, too.

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  80. These are beautiful! Love the details! Great tutorial! Carri~Abusybee

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  81. Lovely creation...fantastic.Thanks for joining our first challenge at crafters corner

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  82. What a beautiful gift set! Love those flowers. :) Thanks for sharing with us at Party Time Tuesday's Anything but a Card challenge!

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  83. The red flowers against white bg are looking so pretty..love the use of dies..Thanks for sharing it Dr. !!

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  84. I just came across your blog when I was searching for a popup card for Diwali. You have an amazing blog and it great that being a doctor, you manage to take time out for such beautiful creations...Super super work ! Very very impressive !!

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  85. Great project! The colors are so vibrant.

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  86. Congratulations Dr. Sonia.. :)

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  87. Hi!! I love your crafts...lovely creations..I always wonder how u do all these beautiful creations..congratulations...

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  88. Hi!! All your creations look so beautiful..you r an amazing artist..so many stunning ideas..Keep it up..

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