Saturday, April 16, 2011

28 Candles Blog Hop

Hey, you guys!  I hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend so far!  Welcome to the 28 Candles Blog Hop!  If you came from Sonia at Scraps 4 Fun, then you're in the right place.  If you just stumbled upon this post and would like to start from the beginning, visit Kimi & Pamela at Lovebug Creations.

This hop is in honor of Kimi's 28th birthday, so we're all creating something birthday related.  A friend of mine recently wanted passport invites for her daughter's upcoming birthday, so I decided to make an example for her to show her what I could do.  She's really into Safari animals and animal prints, so here's what I came up with:

To make these, I first dug out my passport to use as a guide.  I designed a layout for the outside of the passport on my computer and printed it out on craft cardstock.  Then, I embossed it with my Mesh Cuttlebug embossing folder so it would look more like leather.  I knew my friend likes animal prints, so I added a strip to the front.  Then, I cut some African animals for her...the zebra and giraffe are from Create a Critter, the lion is from Life's a Party, and the elephant is from Birthday Bash. 

 Here's a close up of the embossing...I ran the embossed card back through my Cuttlebug with the flat part of the folder on top of it to flatten it out a bit.  I also rounded the corners since the corners of passports are rounded.

Then, I designed the inside of the invitation to look like the inside of a passport.  I found some passport stamps online, and viola'!  A cute little passport invitation!

Then, I decided to create some cupcake toppers and wrappers to show my friend and also list in my Etsy shop.  The wrappers are from the Life's a Party cartridge and are embossed to match the passport invitations.

Well, I hope you like my little projects!  I'm really excited about how they turned out! 

Now, I think it's time for a little BLOG HOP CANDY!!! 

For this hop, I'm giving away this great kit that you can use to make an album in a box.  It includes all sorts of pre-cut papers, acetate sheets, rub-ons, and so much more!  There's just so much you could do with this...even if you're not into making an album.

If you'd like the chance to win these goodies, here's what you need to do:
1.  Become a follower and leave a comment letting me know. Or, let me know you're already a follower.    Please don't forget to include your e-mail address.

That's all you have to do to have a chance to win!  But, if you want extra chances, here's what you can do:

2.  For an extra entry, LIKE my Facebook page and leave another comment telling me you did so. You can click LIKE on my left sidebar or follow the link.  Don't forget to leave your e-mail address in your comment.

3.  For another extra entry, post this giveaway on your blog and leave another comment with a link back to the post.  Also, don't forget your e-mail address.

That's it! :o)  Please...only US mailing addresses.  I'll randomly choose a winner after the hop is over, on Tuesday, April 19. 

Now to keep on hoppin'!  You're next stop is Jenny at Jenny K., Scrappin Addict.  Here's the lineup, just in case you get lost along the way:

Jennifer - http://kozfam5.blogspot.com/ **NEXT STOP**

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I hope to see you back real soon!  Happy hoppin', and have a wonderful weekend!



89 comments:

  1. These are super cute Lisa. I may have to scrap lift the idea. Where did you find the passport stamps if you don't mind sharing.
    bugbites11@gmail.com

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  2. I love the passports - what a super creative idea
    LOVE, LOVe, LOVED it
    yes now a follower
    perderg@Q.com

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  3. What a fun birthday you helped to make for that friend's daughter. AMAZING creativity!

    And I am already a follower of your delightful blog!

    http://lillianchild.blogspot.com

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  4. And I have LIKED you on my FB page!

    lillianchild at cox dot net

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  5. That is too stinkin' cute!
    Hummer Hugs,
    Misty
    http://deliteful-gifts.blogspot.com/
    hummingbird204 at comcast dot net

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  6. OMGsh.. how stinkin CUTE!! LOVE the passport idea!! The animals are just darling!!!

    Hugs,
    Tanya
    freddylswillima@windstream.net

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  7. Oh wow, this is really awesome!! Love the idea :)

    Tanya P.
    Phenis2031 at yahoo dot com
    http://scrappylandusa.blogspot.com

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  8. Those passport invitations are fantastic!!! What a great & cute idea. I bet they will be hanging on a lot of fridges for a while.

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  9. Okay, Lisa You're the Winner!! I love these cards!!! LOL!! Oh wait they are invitations! Even Better!! Love the cupcake wrappers and toppers! Great Job! TFS! I already follow your blog and love it!
    pattig161 at yahoo dot com

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  10. I also already like your facebook page! TFS!
    pattig161 at yahoo dot com

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  11. I heart the passport idea and the cupcake toppers are an added bonus - these projects are just too yummy for words. Thank you so much for joining Kim's birthday blog hop - you are very special, Lisa!
    Mama LoveBug aka pam
    pam_lash at yahoo dot com

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  12. I am already a FB liker and have always enjoyed your creativity!
    Mama LoveBug aka pam
    pam_lash at yahoo dot com

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  13. These are soooo adorable.....
    Hugggs
    Celeste
    www.touchedbyabutterfly.blogspot.com

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  14. Your passports are great. The cupcake toppers are delightful. TFs I am a new follower.
    http://craftywizard.blogspot.com
    debbie_craine at hot mail dot com
    Debbie

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  15. I am a FB fan
    http://craftywizard.blogspot.com
    debbie_craine at hot mail dot com
    Debbie

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  16. The passport invites and cupcake toppers are awesome!! Any kid would be excited to give those!!!

    I am a follower!

    Jenn
    http://scrap-a-tude.blogspot.com/
    jenniferreavis@sbcglobal.net

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  17. Jaw on the floor over here! How stinkin' cute are those passport invites and cupcake toppers? LOVE LOVE LOVE them! So glad you were able to make my hop super special! Thanks again! :)

    ~Kimi

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  18. Wow, Lisa, these are just adorable! I really love the passport invitation and the cupcake toppers are as cute as can be too. You really did an awesome job on this stuff and I'll bet your friend was impressed. I'm already a follower.

    Anne
    anniebeescraftroom at gmail dot com

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  19. I'm now a FB fan too!

    Anne
    anniebeescraftroom at gmail dot com

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  20. Lisa, You hit it out of the park with these! Absolutely Adorable!
    Shelly

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  21. Lisa... These are amazing! You blow me away every time you post something new! Thanks for sharing and the chance to win...I might even have to scrap lift this idea :)

    jessica
    chick-n-scrap.blogspot.com
    eschfamily@yahoo.com

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  22. Already a FB fan :)
    jessica
    chick-n-scrap.blogspot.com
    eschfamily@yahoo.com

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  23. This was really a brilliant idea. I love this!
    I am a new follower! Great job!

    Dorcas
    dtroche@bellsouth.net
    www.craftycardangel.com

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  24. Love, Love, Love the passport invitations!!! And the cupcake toppers are adorable!!! Sooo stinkin cute!!! Thanks for sharing and thanks for the chance to win!

    Also liked you on facebook!!

    scrappingwithstephanie@gmail.com
    scrappingwithstephanie.blogspot.com

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  25. What a fantastic idea - these are adorable! Of course I am a follower and I am honored to be hopping along with you here.

    Jenny Kozar

    jlkozar AT comcast DOT net

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  26. What an awesome idea. I love how they turned out.
    I am a new follower.
    kgprevost(at)sbcglobal(dot)net
    http://kathyskraftsandmore.blogspot.com/

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  27. great cute passport,already a follower! joydee1963 at yahoo dot com

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  28. Love your passport Invitations and those cupcakes looked delicious! YUM!!! I'm already a follower. :0)
    cindymarshall63@hotmail dot com

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  29. Lisa..... WOW.... You did a Fabulous job on your invites! Such a creative & unique idea! I really like the cupcake toppers too. TFS, and I'm already a follower ;)

    ~Stacey~
    CreatingACraftyLife.blogspot.com
    CreatingACraftyLife at gmail dot com

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  30. New follower here. I bet you are excited about your projects. I am beyond impressed! Thanks for sharing!
    Jill
    Jilliree@aol.com

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  31. Like on FB too!
    Jill
    Jilliree@aol.com

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  32. Love your passport Birthday invitations & cupcake toppers! They are fabulous!! I love the texture - makes the cupcakes look like icecream cones too.
    TFS - Kim a new follower
    tandkparker at comcast dot net

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  33. I also 'liked' you on Facebook.
    Thanks for a second chance to win!
    Kim
    tandkparker at comcast dot net

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  34. Very cute TFS!! blanphear @ yahoo dot com

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  35. Great pojects!!! Just adorable.
    Thanks for the chance to win.
    I am a follower.
    annadowdy at gmail dot com

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  36. What more can I say. I think it's all be said thes invitations and toppers are absolutely the cat's meow!!!!!! TFS, being part of the hop and offering a chance for blog candy. CyndiU cureta2 at yahoo dot com. A new follower.

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  37. Also, liked you on FB. CyndiU cureta2 at yahoo dot com

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  38. Love how your passports turned out. I am a follower already.
    mexicopetshop@hotmail.com
    cathyplus5.blogspot.com

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  39. I already follow you on Facebook. I went and posted a comment there too:)
    mexicopetshop@hotmail.com

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  40. your birthday passports look nice. Very cute.
    I follow you on facebook and I'm also a follower here.

    Thanks for the chance to win.
    Michelle
    mpetrovich23 at yahoo dot com
    or at my blog
    http://peanutbutterandjellydesigns.blogspot.com.

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  41. I'm making a seperate post to let you know that I'm a follower and I liked you on facebook too.
    Thanks for the chance to win.
    Michelle
    mpetrovich23 at yahoo dot com
    or at my blog
    http://peanutbutterandjellydesigns.blogspot.com.

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  42. Wow, i love the passport invite!!!! Totlly ROCKS! Cupcakes are great too. I'm a follower. Thanks for sharing. joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

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  43. Just liked your facebook. Thanks! joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

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  44. OH that is over the top original!!! Please email me - I would really love to learn more about that passport you made!!!
    TFS!!
    Jackie
    jmpresearch@gmail.com

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  45. Of course I was all for liking your FB page!!!!

    Jackie
    jmpresearch@gmail.com

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  46. Not sure what you wanted to post on sidebar....I have a couple different ones - so just drop me a line for anything...One is blog candy and blog hops...and the other one is for those looking to reach more followers. Here is my blog http://glitterfantasies.blogspot.com/
    Just drop me an email and what to look for and dates!!! Love to share!!
    Jackie
    jmpresearch@gmail.com

    LOL does this count as sharing...really if you read this and it's not to late just let me know!!! and for future events.

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  47. those invite are absolutely ADORABLE!!! How stinkin' cute! I'm a new follower, LOVE your blog. such cute stuff!
    stampinlara at yahoo dot com

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  48. Super adorable!!!!:) I'm a new follower!:)

    Kaitlin
    angel1694@comcast.net
    http://cupcakesandcards.blogspot.com/

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  49. Oh my goodness girl! You have outdone yourself this time! What amazing projects...I love, love, love those passport cards...so cute and so different! What great little keepsakes for all the kids! Love it!

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  50. very cute love it TFS!!!

    cathie
    scraphappycat@gmail.com

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  51. Thanks for sharing! These are great! a follower.

    vegeater@gmail.com I'm

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  52. WOW!! I absolutely LOVE your passport invites! Those are super cute! Sweet cupcake toppers! My classroom is safari and I am so inspired to make something similar to this for them! Thank you for sharing!!!

    Ricketts Cricuts :)

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  53. Love your invites, so cute! I'm a new follower.

    jlieungh23@gmail.com

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  54. Just liked your facebook page.

    jlieungh23@gmail.com

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  55. Such talent! I love the passport invites-lots of work! Your friend must love them. The little girl is so cute. I love everything about them. the print, embossing and the animals. Cake toppers are so cute. thanks for the chance in winning. It was fun being in the hop with you. daughtersare3@yahoo.com Now a follower.

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  56. I'm just finally crawling today and I may have already left a message on these but they are too, too cute! I can't get over the little passports! I wish I had seen these prior to my daughter's jungle party last year. I may just need to have another one just so I can make some of these! Your so creative Lisa! I'm heading to find your FCCB post! TFS and I'm sure they will be a hit on etsy!

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  57. OMG, I love these invites. I love the use of the cuttle bug for the texture. All of the animals are so cute, but the inside is so creative! new follower, thanks, Tami
    tambo1010 at comcast dot net
    tamboscreations.blogspot.com

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  58. Became a fan on your FB page. I forgot to say in my other post that I absolutely love all the cupcake toppers, plus the wrappers. So adorable. thanks Tami
    tambo1010at comcast dot net
    tamboscreations.blogspot.com

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  59. Lisa, I posted your candy and blog to my blog.
    thanks, Tami
    tambo1010 at comcast dot net
    tamboscreations.blogspot.com

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  60. Love your passport party invites. I am a follower.
    Kathy
    Katsews at Gmail dotcom

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  61. I am a facebook fan also.
    Kathy
    Katsews at Gmail dotcom

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  62. ,,, i am ** wild ** about your idea.. so creative.. thanks for the opportunity a your candy
    mitz_zee@yahoodotcom

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  63. love the passport! I have that folder and it didn't occur to me to use it for the leather look. it is great!
    very cute! TFS. I'm now a follower and no a facebook subscriber too.

    Stefanichastain@hotmail.com

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  64. I LOVE LOVE LOVE all of it!!! What a clever idea with the passports! Fantastic job :) I am a follower now and already a liker on FB. Thanks for sharing your talent with us :)
    melissa kleinhen at yahoo dot com

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  65. Super cute project.love the cupcake toppers. I already am a follower.
    Www.bellascrapbookdesigns.blogspot.com

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  66. This is such a great idea very unique. I love just love it
    Thanks for joining us this week at CTO
    http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com

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  67. Oh my goodness Lisa - these passport invites are so cute! And, the cupcake toppers are adorable, too.

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  68. Lisa, those are amazing! They are just so creative.
    Judy

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  69. This is such a creative idea for invitations, great job!! I bet your friend loved the invitations and cupcake toppers, but who wouldn't!!

    New follower, please stop by my blog & hopefully become a new follower too! :)

    www.lovelyinspiredcreations.blogspot.com
    majelica@comcast.net

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  70. Posted a comment and liked your fb page! Thanks so much for another chance to win! :)
    majelica@comcast.net

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  71. TOO CUTE!!! LOVE those passports! I may have to steal that idea! So cute. I am already a follower here and on FB. (actually I double follow you but I'm not a stalker I promise. lol)

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  72. These are FABULOUS, Lisa!! I am SO impressed!! Your passport invitations look amazing and those cupcakes are fantastic! I'm not only admiring the toppers - but your frosting looks PERFECT! (Mine always end up looking a bit lopsided!!) Fantastic work!! Wow!!

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  73. omg!!! those are so cute!!! what a great idea. thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving comment. i'm already a follower:)

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  74. OMG those invites are too stinkin cute! I am a new follower!
    Kathlee
    kathlee154atgmaildotcom
    http://kathleessnippitsncricuts.blogspot.com

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  75. I liked your FB page!
    Kathlee
    kathlee154atgmaildotcom
    http://kathleessnippitsncricuts.blogspot.com

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  76. Wow Lisa - these are amazing! I love everything about them! What a cute idea for a birthday theme :)

    rebeccadunham at hotmail dot com

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  77. I love the little passports! My cousin did something like that for her destination wedding and they were very cool! I'm a new follower, cute blog!

    -Emily
    http://www.createserendipity.net
    createserendipity@gmail.com

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  78. Ohhhh the passport invites are such a cute idea! Love them.

    Laura
    laura dot dietsch at rocketmail dot com

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  79. Lisa -- Those passports are AMAZING!! SO CREATIVE!! : ) My favorite is the giraffe... And then, when I thought you were done... CUPCAKE picks too???!!!??? YOU ROCK!! I really love your projects!! : )

    I'm happy to already be a follower!! :)

    Amy :) at www.lovetocrop.com
    scrapbookingwithamy (at) gmail (dot) com

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  80. I liked ya on FB too!! :)

    Amy :) at www.lovetocrop.com
    scrapbookingwithamy (at) gmail (dot) com

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  81. These are darling~ Already a follower! abusybee24atcoxdotnet

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  82. OMG... the cupcake toppers are so cute but those passport invitations.... ABSOLUTELY AMAZING! All the details, the concept and that little one! I have never seen anything like this before! OH words are not enough to describe how I love them! Awesome idea!
    Thanks for sharing!

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  83. I love these little passport invitations...Absolutely adorable...Love them..
    and the cupcake toppers too cute...
    You did an amazing job.
    Minta

    mintab@gmail.com
    http://mintascreations.blogspot.com/

    Already a follower..

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  84. Also became a facebook fan..
    Hugs,
    Minta

    mintab@gmail.com
    http://mintascreations.blogspot.com/

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  85. Great projects Lisa!This is such fun set!! :)

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  86. Hi Lisa
    This is an amazing project!!! I just love it.
    Jess M :)

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  87. This is such a cute party idea! I love the passport invitations and cupcake decor!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and for the sweet comments! I have been perusing your blog for over an hour and I LOVE all your work!

    I'm now following, and I added your ETSY shop to my favorites!!

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  88. I love love the passport invitations!! I'm not very creative, I just happened to stubble upon these invitations. While I was searching for invitations for my daughter! Questions do u make these for others to buy?

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Thank you so much for your sweet comments! They really make my day! :D