Come And Join Me In My Creativity Zone

Come and join me in my Creativity Zone where you can enjoy fun and challenging card design ideas that will inspire you to learn new techniques to maximize the use of your craft tools, most especially the Silhouette Cameo machine along with the Silhouette Studio Designer software, and truly enjoy your crafting to the fullest.

All my files are shared for free, ONLY with my blog followers. The files are in Silhouette Studio format. They are for PERSONAL use only and must not be redistributed. You can share by directing people to the link of the project/post on my blog. Thank you for your compliance.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Sunflower Card

After the intricate piano card file, I'm lost for card ideas and so I went to my Pinterest board and was inspired by this very simple and so elegant card. I would like to give the proper acknowledgment for the card but when I clicked on the link, I couldn't get in as the site is for invitational membership only. I wanted to make a card for someone who loves sunflowers. There are tons of sunflower templates out there but I couldn't find the exact design that I want so I ended up making my own design. I couldn't settle for just a plain brown circle in the middle of the flower and I came up with the idea of using a nice photo of a real sunflower to trace in Studio. It was tough finding one with a good traceable image. I then used the print and cut function .The result is just beautiful.

As usual, I applied the manual embossing technique using my McGill stylus set for the leaves and flourish. I also challenged myself to make good use of my  embossing folders which I love to collect but keep on forgetting to use them. .I made 6 cards and used different embossing folders on each card.

TIP: To save on your good paper/card stock, I cut the base of the card into 2 pieces and create a fold on the front layer to adhere to the back layer. See photos below.

And here is the best part for my blog followers, I'm sharing the sunflower for free along with the base of the card and Birthday Greetings sentiment. The sunflower leaf is included in the file but not the other leaves and flourish which were purchased from the Silhouette store.


Other leaves:
1) Design id #7836 (3 tailed Chrysanthemum)
2) Design id #10990 (Flourish)


REMINDER: I only share my free files with my blog followers. You can sign up by clicking on 'Follow' (or sometimes indicated as 'Join This Site' depending on your browser) right below my blog archive on the right section. You can tell if your sign-up went through by checking if your name appears on my followers' or members' list. PLEASE always indicate your name and your e-mail address on your comment.

Happy crafting!
Ligaya 














108 comments:

  1. Hi I'm subscribed to your blog but can't see where to download the file
    Your cards are so pretty. I signed up by email address and yahoo.

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  2. Oh my that is beautiful, love the way you did the sentiment what a fabulous idea. I will just be getting my Silhouette some time next week and can't wait to start creating with it
    http://nanadonnascarddreams.blogspot.com/

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  3. very cute, thanks for sharing..... I'm a new follower....

    Lisa Rhodes-Lamer
    lamerlisa@hotmail.com

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  4. Really nice card. I love sunflowers. This looks alittle easier to make than the piano card. May I have the pattern? Thank you, Micki
    micki542@yahoo.com

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  5. Hi! I love your blog. I am a new follower. Can you send me the file for the beautiful sunflower card.
    Andrea
    AndieBearieCards.blogspot.com
    andiebearie@gmail.com

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  6. hi just found your blog via the silhouette group on fb, what a lovely card. looking forward to seeing more. not long had my cameo and still learning the basics.
    merrytracy@ntlworld.com

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  7. Hi...The Mum and Flourish are both beautiful and I would love to have them if you would like me to. I am Lorna at LMGentzler@aol.com Thank you for sharing your files. Hugs, Lorna

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  8. love this!! I am a new follower - saw your post on facebook and headed over:-)
    ikennic at q dot com

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  9. Love the sunflower and the flourish! My little sis is madley in love with sunflowers.
    Laura

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    1. Laura, please give me your e-mail address so I can send you the file.

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  10. I've enjoyed looking at your blog numerous times, this time I signed up to follow. Mssjthomason@yahoo.com. Susan

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  11. Oh wow! This is beautiful...Thank you for sharing:)


    Julie
    Cricut Chick

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  12. OH No! I forgot to leave you my email address. I would love for you to send me the beautiful sunflower file. I can't wait to make one! They are amazing:) Thank you for sharing...

    Julie
    Cricut Chick

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  13. Beautiful!!!!! msotoh_cr@yahoo.com Thanks

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  14. Greeting from HOT Wisconsin!! Love the Sunflower and have been looking for one for some time now. I signed up for you blog and would love the file. Would you also go to my blog and sign up to follow me. Thanks
    Sandi Doemel sands947@yahoo.com http://www.sanfsgardenofcards.wordpress.com

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  15. Gorgeous, I would love to use this to make a card for my niece, who is obsessed with sunflowers.

    lflinesatcomcastdotnet

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  16. As usual Gayle another outstanding file and pictorial showing how to make 1 of your lovely cards.

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  17. This is a beautiful card! I would like to have the patterns and directions for the flowers and leaves if possible. (I could come up with my own but am basically lazy and would rather use yours - besides, they are much more beautiful than any I could come up with on my own . . .)

    Again, BEAUTIFUL work!! (As always)
    Cindy
    c i l o m a [at] g m a i l [d o t] c o m

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  18. This is fabulous. I am already a follower and would love a copy of your file. sharyn@bigpond.net.au

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  19. I love your card. Your sunflower is probably the best one I've seen. Please send me your file. Thanks so much.
    mtgramma
    debwoodwick at bresnan dot net

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  20. This card is so beautiful. I would love to have the free files you are offering. Please send to Wendi @ wenders6272@gmail.com

    Thank you so much.

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  21. I love your cards. I could have sworn that I was already an follower of your blog, oh well, I signed up again. May I please have the file sent to wawh1 @ Yahoo.com

    Thanks,
    Danita

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  22. Your card is BEAUTIFUL. I'm signed up and would also love the free file on this. Thanks so much. Sandy
    Sankarl4@yahoo.com

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  23. Oh Gayle this card is just fabulous. I am truly in love with my cameo and I can see between the silhouette store and your talents I will be drooling on a daily basis. I joined to follow you, think it's a must. ; ) Thanks for sharing your talent with us.
    Hugs,
    Lisa Canon (rooibos0727)
    lcanon@swbell.net

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  24. Lovely! So glad I found your blog!

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    1. Wilma, please give me your e-mail address so I can send you the file.

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  25. Gayle, Your sunflower card is really beautiful. I joined as a follower today and would love to receive a copy of this file.
    Thank you,
    Lynette
    lynconn51@iinet.net.au

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  26. Nice card! Enjoy the simple, yet detailed card. Would love to have a copy of your file.
    Judy3118@aol.com

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  27. Beautiful, as always.
    pat@aheavenlyceremony.com

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  28. Beautiful, as always!
    pat@aheavenlyceremony.com

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  29. I would love this set Gayla! I followed your site, but also subscribe via e-mail.
    Thank you for sharing your lovely card! :-) Jamie
    schnirchj at gmail dot come

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  30. Love flowers! This is so nice would love to try it!
    Sonja
    sonjanoeth@yahoo.com

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  31. Beautiful! dsmith1036@gmail.com

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  32. Beautiful Card, My Mum loves flowers and this would be just perfect for her.
    Thanks for giving the cutting files away
    Kaz
    kaz@designsinstitches.com

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  33. Gayle, as usualy you've create a beautiful card I'd love to have the file. Thanks so much for sharing your talents with us. gibsonc65@hotmail.com

    Cindy G.

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  34. Stunning card once again! Thanks for sharing!

    Anne A.
    amcacker@yahoo.com

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  35. again, a beautiful card. I would love to have the files.
    michelle

    michellebowley @ gmail.com

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  36. would Love to make some of these cards for friends and family can you send me this file peggyloub@msn.com Thankyou bunches.

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  37. This is the first time I've seen your blog, your card is beautiful!

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  38. A beautiful card! I would love to have the files. TFS.

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  39. Beautiful!. I would love to have your sunflower files. Thank you for sharing.
    Rayleen
    radatu@msn.com

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  40. Hi, I just found you! I love this card. So beautiful! thank you!
    looking forward to more inspiration!
    cindylotoo@comcast.net

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  41. Hi Gayle, wow you just go from one great card to another, I only wish I was as talented. Please may I have a copy of the file and I would like to say a huge thank you for sharing them with us. I originally subscribed to email but am now also a registered follower of your blog.
    Elaine

    efrewin582@btinternet.com

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  42. I am signed in and am a follower but cannot see where to download the file, I love the work you are willing to share.
    my email is grandmax2ns@gmail.com

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  43. Lynn C. (wordperfectqueen@yahoo.com)July 22, 2012 at 1:00 PM

    Gayle,
    Another beautiful card. I'd love to have the free file if you are sharing.
    Your tutorial is excellent. I have a couple of friends who love sunflowers. I'm sure they will Love receiving this card.
    Thanks so much for sharing the tutorial and the file. You are such a talented person. I so enjoy seeing your beautiful work.

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  44. I am following you.You make beautiful cards hope someday i can be as good as you are!

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  45. Well, you've done it again! It's just beautiful. Please send the file to djames24809@gmail.com
    Thanks!!

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  46. I love this card! The nice thing is that I have those embossing folders! Signed up as a follower. How do we get the file? patticann@yahoo.com

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  47. Found your blog from Silhouetteuser group,and just signed up by email. Your card is gorgeous, I'd love to make one for a friend who loves sunflowers..
    my email is crazzyforcy@hotmail.com Thanks !! :o)

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  48. What a wonderful card. Please could I have the file. deniseallen56@hotmail.com

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  49. Fantastic card. Please can I have the file. deniseallen56@hotmail.com

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  50. Just love the sunflower card - you are so clever. Thanks for sharing.
    Kay
    k.rogers@xtra.co.nz

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  51. Beautiful card! I just signed up to receive your emails and I'm looking forward to being inspired! Thank you~
    I would love to have your file
    lraviolo@att.net

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  52. This card is absolutely beautiful. Just found your blog and would love to have the sunflower file. My email address is pegasusnites@cfl.rr.com .

    Thanks!
    Sherry

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  53. Hi,
    Thanks for sharing this beautiful card. I have signed up for your blog. I would love to have this sunflower file

    jogry4@yahoo.co.uk

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  54. I like your card, it is so beautiful! Thanks for sharing!
    I have signed up for your Blog.
    My email address is jogry4@yahoo.co.uk

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  55. Really cute card...thanks for sharing. I'd love to have the file:

    mlwilburn@suddenlink.net

    Margaret

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  56. Love the card and would love to have the file

    odriscollpauline@yahoo.com

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  57. Love this card and would like the file

    odriscollpauline@yahoo.com

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  58. Sorry, I forgot to add my email.

    ctnyarn@az.rmci.net
    Thanks Gayle, for all your hard work!

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  59. Thanks for all your work and willingness to share. I love what you do.
    Pam M

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  60. I Love your file could you email me the file and thankyou in advance
    Suzanne
    Sgibb10268@aol.com

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  61. I would love this file. My mother adores sunflowers and her birthday is next month. I have a Sil and would like to add your files to my saved list and create this beautiful card. Thank you. janetkuhn72@gmail.com

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  62. I just love your cards. They are so elegant and beautiful, Gayle.

    I'd love the sunflower file too, please. My thanks for your generosity.
    Karen
    kbrig@ptd.net

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  63. Thanks for the instruction pics, they'll help a lot. May I please have the free files? TIA

    Sharon
    jstheboss@cox.net

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  64. I love this card it is gorgeous. But I was wondering what is the purpose of cutting the front and back layer into two pieces. That has my kind of stumped.
    I love the way you have embossed the top and bottom and then placed the flower in the section that is flat. Very nicely done. If you would like to send me the file I will give it a try. If not I fully understand.
    Thanks
    Tam
    05buster@gmail.com

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  65. this card is just stunning!
    I would love to have the files. TIA!
    tawilson1447@msn.com

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  66. Thank you for another wonderful file! :-) Jamie

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  67. Hi Gayle Love your card and would love to have the files please. I'm one of your first followers. Thanks so much.
    annadowdy@gmail.com

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  68. Lovely plese send the files to browpr@gmail.com

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  69. Okay, trying again to get the sunflower card...........(G), sometimes the message go through and sometimes they don't ; )

    mardafrie@aol.com

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  70. This is such a beautiful card. You are mega talented. Would love the shared file even though I don't think it's possible to make one that even comes close to this. Fabulous!
    mehlbaums@hotmail.com

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  71. Thank you. You are very creative and nice for sharing.

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  72. Gorgeous file, appreciate the share. quantaq@yahoo.com

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  73. This card is gorgeous! I'd love the file. Thank you for sharing! janbh53@yahoo.com

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  74. Love this card, thanks for sharing. I would love the files please.

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  75. Fantastic card and i have the perfect person to send it to. I would be delighted to receive the file to make it. and Thank you for sharing.

    melam@dodo.com.au

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  76. love your sunflower card! I am a lover of sunflowers too and would love to have your file. thank you. I am a follower of your blog. mainelytwigs@yahoo.com
    Norma

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  77. So pretty...especially for a Fall birthday. I would love the file, also. Thanks so much.
    Kristina
    krisinbloom@gmail.com

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  78. I am interested in your sunflower card if the file is still available!
    Barb
    doolittle1952@hotmail.com

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  79. i love sunflowers...
    schwarzesbunt@yahoo.de

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  80. Gayle I would love to have this file.
    Thanks for all you share!
    bethnewlin66@aol.com
    Beth

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  81. I love this card. The sunflower reminds me of my mother as it was her favorite flower. Would you please send me the cut file for this card? rlapadula@comcast.net Rose

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  82. hi ms gayle... i always wanted to engage myself to crafting but i really don't know where to start. can you help me? i have lots of questions to ask. hehehe kindly email me at lazo.rachelmari@gmail.com

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  83. Gayle do you still have this card file? I'd love the flower. I need to make like 80 cards and I want to make the card a book marker card by making the folds for front and back and and extra 2 1/2inch fold on the right side of the card that can be torn off and used as a book make for each of the recipients. I'd love to be able to put this flower or any flower for that matter on the front of the card and print a smaller none dimensional version on the book marker side. Does that make sense? And I'd put a little ribbon on the book mark. It could be like a gift in a card.

    rosstheresa@sbcglobal.net

    Theresa

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  84. Hello, what a lovely card. I too would like the files if they are still available.
    Marsh.diane@yahoo.com
    Thank you!

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  85. Gayle, I love sunflowers! This is a very beautiful card you made.
    I would like to have the file.
    Thanks,
    Jogry

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  86. I love this card and I love your blog. I just happened upon and can see I will be spending many hours here looking through your archives.

    I just subscribed and am looking forward to receiving your new posts.

    I would love to get this cutting file if it's still available.

    Thanks so much!

    Kim kvenezia@comcast.net

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    1. Kim, you gave me an incorect e-mail address. I tried putting an underscore, period, no space betwen kim and kvenezia but my e-mail kept on bouncing back. I hope that you get to read this so you can send me your correct e-mail address.

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  87. Love the sunflower card.

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  88. OMG! This is absolutely beautiful. Especially love the embossing on the leaves. Amazing. Would love to have the file and thanks for sharing.

    jewilliams1941@gmail.com

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  89. Please advise how I obtain the cutfile for the sunflower card ... quite beautiful!

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    1. Trena, please give me your e-mail address so I can send you the file.

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  90. Beautiful card. May I have the file for the sunflower?

    Donnacmc@optonline.net

    Thanks!!

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  91. What a lovely sunflower card...I would love the file for this card....
    Thank you in advance,
    Karen (KAP)
    kapierce60@yahoo.com

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  92. This is beautiful. May I have the file. Thanks
    dpeterson210@gmail.com

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  93. A very delicate card. Would appreciate your offer of the cut files thank you. kathymis@westnet.com.au. Thank you so much for sharing.

    Kathy

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  94. another beautiful find. Thank you your generosity. novene.manley@gmail.com

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  95. Beautiful card, would love to have the file..bdross3@bresnan.net

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  96. this reminds me of Maya from a popular teleserye in the Phils. sunflowers! pakisend din ng file nito ate. thank you!
    mel_laeda@yahoo.com

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  97. Lovely card, I'm so glad I found your site :)
    jrrph@yhaoo.com

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  98. Love your sunflower design. Thank you for sharing your talent!
    tom.mutter@gmail.com

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