Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Pop 'n Cuts Star Book PLUS a Giveaway!

Hi everyone! Today I have a fun project on the Sizzix blog. It's a star book that is also a pop-up book! This is something I've been dreaming about since I first got my Pop 'n Cuts dies - there is something so magical about a book or card that is interactive!

I may or may not have used every Tim Holtz Christmas/winter die that I own! This is one of those projects that I could still be happily working on. There are so many ways to embellish these pages. When I have nothing but time on my hands, I would love to make one with even more detail.

I love that this book can stand on its own and be displayed. It's like five little dioramas to look at!

I made a quick little video so that you can see more of how the book works - static photos just do not do pop-ups justice!




This giveaway has ended. Thanks so much for all of your wonderful comments!
Oh yeah, now for the fun part!! I just happen to have a couple of extra dies from the amazing Karen Burniston to give away! You might remember the Opening Door die from another Pop 'n Cuts card I made a few weeks ago. The little wreath is adorable and I used it a lot on the PNC star book. I also have Karen's Flagpole with Lantern and Sign strip die. This is the die I used to cut the banners that spell out Noel. You get so many different elements on this strip - it's one of my faves!

I also have a bunch of the Talking Tags from Sizzix to share. Check out this video from Sizzix on how to use these cool tags. I think they're amazing!

All you need to do to win is leave a comment on this post. PLEASE make sure you include your email address! I'll leave this open until Sunday night and announce the winner on Monday. Good luck!

Most of the supplies I used can be found at Inspiration Emporium via the links below. Don't forget to use my coupon code - stamptramp - to save 10% off your order!




Oh, and one more thing - this month's Inspiration Emporium challenge is all about Joy! Make sure you check out all the wonderful submissions on the blog. If you play along, you could win a $50 shopping spree!

134 comments:

  1. LOVE LOVE LOVE your Starbook! So fun!

    ~Linda

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  2. Your book is wonderful! vintagegypseamermaid@gmail.com

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  3. I love this and I love YOU! You are amazing- thanks for sharing all this insanely cool stuff that you create! P.S. Even if it weren't a giveaway, I'd still have posted this comment. P.S.S. I'd still do anything to win. Except kiss up. But really- anything.

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    I have GOTTA get that wreath die!!!

    -kory
    thekory@aol.com

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  4. This is really cool Shelly! What a great combo! lol! Fantastic work as always..I'm really enjoying seeing what you create for the holidays! Thanks for the giveaway opportunity, too!

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  5. Wow, Wow, Wow, I love your dimensional star book, great way to incorporate the pop 'n cuts. Beautiful detail and fabulous use of all the Alterations dies. Wonderful festive colours. This is a wonderful keepsake that could be displayed year after year. Fabulous giveaway too Shelly thank you. Tracy x x

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  6. This is fabulous Shelly! Love it! Thanks for showing how to use the pop up for a square card! I LOVE the wreath on the deer! I love the jalopy with the tree tied on! so fun! thanks for sharing! pamsparks74 at gmail.com

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  7. I love what you are doing with the Pop 'n Cuts. Thanks so very much for sharing your talents with everyone. And this giveaway is to DIE FOR!!!!! I'm crossing everything available :)

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  8. "Anonymous" here; forgot to leave my email address: lickyandrinda@sbcglobal.net

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  9. Your starbook is absolutely fabulous. True beauty!
    kuppiteeta@luukku.com

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  10. Golly gosh! Love your book! How lovely to have made what you'd dreamed of!

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  11. This project will probably kill me. If someone can die of being impressed, then I'm a goner. Love the video! So well framed. Such good lighting! Excellent audio! Love the giveaway, too! (Only don't pick me, obvs.) You're a genius, my friend. (The tree is so attractive on the jalopy, too!)

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  12. What fun!!! I am making one with the stuff I have on hand :-) Love, love …. love it!
    ma_brein@hotmail.com

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  13. This is such a great star book! Its really amazing. I always wondered what one would do with that car...

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  14. Shelly, you must have visions of "Pop N Cuts" dancing thru your head as you dream!" You definitely are the star, shining bright on this project! Did I say I LOVE IT??!!! Thanks for the great tutorial. Several girlfriends and I made your wonderful 3-D Haunted House for Halloween. We had a great time making it.

    I will check your blog for the winner, as I don't have a blog.

    Debbie Emmons in Kuna, ID

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  15. Shelly, your star book is jaw dropping amazing!!!! I love it! Thankyou for sharing the great tutorial and the giveaway. I want to make a star book too!
    I would love to win the door die, it is on my wish list.
    Jacquelene L.
    rgl1@sympatico.ca

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  16. WOW love your star book, and love how you've used the bunting in your Noel pages.

    Good luck to everyone.

    Sam xx

    sam21@ntlworld.com

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  17. Now this project is the best yet, in my opinion! It is fantastic. I love star cards but the Pop'n'Cuts really add so much wonderful dimension. You are fast becoming the Queen of Pop'n'Cuts! Thank you for the inspiration and also for the chance to win. Anne x (anne.redfern@sky.com)

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  18. The starry pop up book is just wonderful... I had something very similar growing up - story of Red Riding Hood, I believe - and I found it endlessly magical. Thanks so much for the chance to win some of Karen's amazing dies... inspiration and prizes - you're spoiling us!!
    Alison x
    (alisonbomber@yahoo.co.uk)

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  19. What a wonderful project I just got my base die so will have to think smaller but what dimension. I am going to love these pop and cuts I can already tell. Thank you for the wonderful inspiration.

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  20. What a fantastic book!! I love all of the little details.

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  21. You have a very impressive library of dies and you sure know how to use them. This project is amazing!

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  22. What a great book Shelly
    Love the details
    Greetings Janny

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  23. I just LOVE this, Shelly! It's given me an idea for my D-I-Ls special cards this year. You wouldn't believe how many times you've inspired me to try something! I feel like you are a good friend and right in my craft room working right alongside of me. I really appreciate all the sharing you do ... but you are SO ORIGINAL!

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  24. I saw this on the Sizzix blog this morning.Since I have the car and lamp dies,I was particularly smitten with that page.Going to morph it into a card for a special friend.Thank for sharing your all your incredible inspiration.

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  25. Just amazing! Love all the details and how you incorporated everyday dies to work with the holiday theme. You rock!

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  26. Fantastic! This convinced me to go ahead and get the Pop N Cuts die :o)

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  27. rzamora@pwhome.comDecember 5, 2012 at 5:22 PM

    I really need to get the Pop N Cuts die. I love this Star Card.

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  28. Shelly, your star book is absolutely fabulous, I just loev all the elements you've put into it.
    Thank you for the wonderful giveaway, you're making it very difficult to resist the P&C dies!! lol

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  29. doing a star book is on my "list" and this one is just so lovely! I have an email button on my blog if I am fortunate enough to win!! Hugs,

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  30. What a beautiful star book. That would be a fabulous table decoration for the holidays. Your house must be gorgeously decorated.
    barbarawshngtn at gmail dot com

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  31. Gosh, Shelly, this is so-o-o cute! Been following you for years and am happy to see you keep magically coming up with new stuff! Love the star book! You're GREAT!
    perhapsitsfun@gmail.com

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  32. This book is gorgeous! I love these pop up dies! They look like so much fun! I would love to win one!

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  33. So cool!!!!! I love it. my email is lisa_hoel @ yahoo.com

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  34. Goodness- I love everything about your project- what an awesome and inspirational piece! Wow- you really have a gift- its always fun to see what is up your sleeve on each and every post!

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  35. You are such a talented gal! Each and every 'page' of the Star Book would make a 'drop dead gorgeous' card! Thank you so much for sharing!
    Elaine egseip at gmail dot com

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  36. ABSOLUTELY ASTONISHING! Coolest design ever! Beautiful as well!

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  37. Lovely star book. I would not have ever thought of that. So glad I recently found your blot.

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  38. Oh darn...and I have to finish reading the instructions! That's ok.it gave me another chance to admire you work. landysbradley@gmail.com

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  39. Absolutely stunning, you rock!!

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  40. Oh my gosh! That Is so fun! It would be awesome on display, more of a decorative piece than a card. Truly fantastic.

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  41. What an awesome star book! Having taught the star book class and putting my own 3-D elements into it, I really appreciate your take on it with PNC!!! I can't wait to make another one utilizing these amazing Sizzix tools that have captured my attention completely. Thanks for the great ideas...you are always an inspiration!

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  42. Love talking tags!! I recently used one in an Instagram to share a "sound" for my gratitude photo a day. Fun product

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  43. This star card is amazing!!! just love it!!! and I love the sizzex dies they are such fun!!!

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  44. Fantastic project! I love your star book/diorama! Made with all those wonderful Tim Holtz/Sizzix dies, and fabulous colours!


    Haven't seen the talking tags before, What fun!

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  45. Love love love your book! My pop n cuts is on back order and I just can't wait to use it! WOuld LOVE to win this giveaway :) Thank you for the chance.
    henry369@hotmail.com

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  46. You are amazing Shelley, I want to create just like you when I grow up!

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  47. I'm so excited at the opportunity to win these sweet dies. I just ordered the open door die for my sister in law, so I hope I win one for christmas too.

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  48. Oh I love your little book! I really want to start "collecting" those pop n cut dies, in fact, I was just looking at them a bit ago. Inever saw the door before, I really like that one. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  49. Your star book is amazing! I just adore your creations. Thanks for the chance to win these fab dies.

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  50. The book you created is amazing! I love Tim Hotz's die cuts too and I think they are perfect on your star book. Thanks for your generosity with the giveaway! My email is neismass9@gmail.com
    Hugs, Kelly

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  51. Love the star book. The dies and pop ups are so cool. What kind of adhesive do you use for the star book. Mine have a tendency to come apart? boogmartin1@gmail.com.

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  52. Love this project so much that I will attempt it along my travels today. Thank you so much for sharing. Thank You Thank You Thank You!!

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  53. As every Shelly, Your projects rock. I am actually thinking about making one of these and I never make projects like this but it is just too much. The little vignettes you made are so precious. Thanks for sharing your talent with us.

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  54. Your star book is wonderful and best of all, can be stored flat for next year!!!!! But it may be one I want to keep out until Valentine's Day HA. Marywerner

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  55. That star book stopped me in my tracks! Love it, and am going to give it a try right now!

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  56. Lovely book!

    Marilyn
    mcgoo4(at)gmail(dot)com

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  57. Your star book is incredible. I would love the dies, I only have her very first ones. Thanks.
    Linda
    mnflowermom@gmail.com

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  58. Your starbook is just wonderful, but that's not unusual, every one of your projects is fantastic!. You have given me some great ideas, thank you for all the inspiration, love your blog.

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  59. Love the starbook! Not sure I have the patience to do something like that. Love the dies! Thanks for the giveaways!

    Cheryl L.
    cher46@comcast.net

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  60. Wow! Your Star Book is absolutely gorgeous...beautiful...awesome!
    Thank you for the chance to win the die cuts.

    blessings, denise :D
    deex355@aol.com

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  61. Your book is a work of love and thank you for sharing. The prize is an awesome give-a-way and would be a nice present. sweettrets3228 @ aol.com

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  62. I just love your star book!!! What a wonderful concept. I have really enjoyed your creative projects and love all the 3-D. bshay@umich.edu

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  63. The star book is fabulous!!!! Your creativity is such an inspiration. Thank you for the opportunity to win the dies. :)

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  64. Love love love your star book. I just got the Pop N Cut base die and I am hooked....so much fun and possibilities. Thanks for the opportunity to win all these goodies.

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  65. What an awesome star book! thanks for sharing and also thanks for a chance to win the blog candy!
    linda patti tpatti@windstream.net

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  66. What a wonderful book. It would take me 6 years to copy yours.

    armybrat@rochester dot rr dot com

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  67. What an amazing star book, I just love it! & thanks for the chance to win some great candy. I really love all the things you create.

    janetswilson@btinternet.com

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  68. O.M.G. ... this is beyond fabulous ... it's beyondulous Shelly!! Love it ... thanks for the inspiration! Happy holidays to you and yours ... and thank you for the chance to win!

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  69. This is just a wonderful project, Shelly! I would LOVE to win this Blog candy! wow -- what a prize!

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  70. Shelley I LOVE your star book!! SUPER COOL!!
    KAZX

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  71. Whoa! your creative mind takes you to places I can only aspire to go. You have done an awesome job and and beyond!

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  72. So glad I found your blog with this very beautiful, no, not just beautiful... stunning, pop up book. I adore pop up books and really appreciate the detailed instructions on the sizzix blog. Thank you also for your video. I have several of the dies, but now added about 8 more to my wish list.

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  73. Love your work! This star is a project I'm dying to make. Have a few of Karen's pop n cuts now and am
    Ready to get started. Thanks for this chance to win goodies!!

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  74. Amazing project, absolutely love all the little details you added to each panel.

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  75. Your star book is just outstanding Shelly, a real beauty x

    minxyart@hotmail.co.uk

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  76. Another amazing creation! I love all the detail.

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  77. shelly you are a constant source of inspiration I marvel at you talent and what you come up with keep it coming

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  78. I always leave your site inspired and amazed! The star book is beautiful and a huge wow factor! So so stunning!

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  79. I just love my Pop n Cuts! Would love to add more.

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  80. Once agian you have amazed me! I have seen the star books before, but to add the pop n cuts to it, you have taken it to another level. Just beautiful!

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  81. Your Star Book is amazing!! Wow, the details are just stunning!! It truly is fabulous!! I love visiting your blog...I always leave inspired!!

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts
    indymermaid(at)gmail(dot)com

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  82. LOVEEE this!!! Yes, please, I sure would like to win this. Love the pop n cuts. I need to buy some. Right now, I'm just lusting after all of them. Hugs, Rockin Robin

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  83. I love viewing your creations! Always inspiring!! Your star book looks fabulous! Thank you for the chance to win!

    Judy
    candlelightcreation@yahoo.com

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  84. You are one amazingly talented lady! I watch daily for your new ideas and postings! Keep it up, and draw my name! Need that door die especially! Nelda Deakins

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  85. I have your blog tagged to my Favorites bar at the top so I don't have to go hunting for it! Thank you for all your inspiring work and of course, I now have to go out and buy this pop'n cuts die!
    Karen K
    kmk24@cornell.edu

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  86. ohohoh, Shelly, you always know how to grab my interest,lol. I want that opening door die and the lamp post. Ha! Okay, I am planning my next years projects based on the inspiration that I find on your blog alone, because I can't possibly do it this year. I really love the way you rocked that star book! What a treat for the recipient.

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  87. The star book is such a great book, and I love the way you decorated the pages - sort of like trimming a tree!

    craftlinky at gmail dot com

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  88. This is just beautiful!!! The way you decorated your pages is awesome. Thanks for sharing your beautiful book.

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  89. I am star-struck! Your talent is endless. I will certainly borrow (copy) your many ideas in future cards. Thank you for the inspiration. Marlene

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  90. Goodness, you really do have many of Tim's dies! Lucky you. Many are on my wish list, so I will keep my fingers crossed. Beautiful "Star Book". I hope to give it a try soon. Thank you. Linda S. ls4atwindstreamdotnet

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  91. Shelly...YOU are a ROCK STAR when it comes to crafting.....anything! I swear, there is nothing that you can't do! I so love this star book. It's just adorable with all of it's little details and amazing Tim die cuts. I also love the Karen Burniston die cuts! I've bought a couple of them after seeing some of your work that inspired me. I've got the little door on my "wish list" and I've never seen the other ADORABLE die cut set! OMG....the possibilities with THAT one, too! I'm so keeping my fingers and toes crossed that I'll be the lucky winner of this wonderful giveaway! Here's my email: ccolwell9@mchsi.com. <3 Candy

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  92. As usual, you never fail to delitght me with your out of the box ideas....Love love the star book with pop ups.

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  93. The star book is just beautiful. You are so talented. This would make a great gift for a young child, actually I think any one would just love it.
    Gerry
    wolfedg11@yahoo.com

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  94. Your star book is just stunning. I enjoy viewing all of you work. You are very talented. Would love to win. Janie pjbjan!bellsouth.net

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  95. I totally love this book! it looks so complicated, but beautiful! would love to win one of the dies, heck I'd be happy to win anything, lol....maybe you could prize me with a touch of your talent, after all you have more than your share. great project!
    debi
    momsrest@yahoo.com

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  96. Wow, that star book is fabulous! Love all the details!
    phenis2031 at yahoo dot com

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  97. Thank you for this star! And, that it is! Luv everything thing about it! Very creative. Thank you for the video, also!

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  98. This is a cool star book. You are welcome to come to Long Island and create anytime! Thanks for the chance to win those goodies-maybe they will inspire some crafting genius! Tracy sprty_grrl03@yahoo.com

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  99. Shelly, your book is awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  100. Incrediable, it is truly a labor of love!
    Thank you for all the time you took sharing this with us

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  101. How will I ever find the time to make your fabulous star book? Looks like I will be burning the midnight oil!

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  102. I have got to get the pop n cuts die...it is just awesome what you have shown us!

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  103. Awesome, I have made a star book a long time ago but nothing like this. Definitly have to try this but need to get more of the dies. How thoughtful of you to give these away to help me get started.vbuck411959@yahoo.com

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  104. what a great star book!!! I haven't made one of those in years. great idea to use all the dies inside the book.
    stamping sue
    http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/
    stamprsue@aol.com

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  105. What a great idea of cool Christmas card. Really must find the time to make one. Thanks so much for always inspiring us

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  106. What a fabulous update to a classic - the star book! I continue to be inspired by all you share - thanks!
    redmoth13@yahoo.com

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  107. Wowza! That is really a beautiful Star Book. I have it in my "projects to make" pile now. Thanks!

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  108. Amazing give-away! Thanks for the chance to win an extra christmas present ;)
    /Tina M.

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  109. Ohhh, Shelly!
    What a gorgeous, creative adventure! There's so much to ponder on every page. Thank you for a new view of PNC and a fun new way to "book it!" You're a star!

    starqueen15@comcast.net

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  110. Once again, you have outdone yourself! The book is beautiful with every turn.


    nshafter@comcast.net

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  111. I saw those at the store, but couldn't figure out what they were. Now I know. Love your book. I would have never guessed that was the rickety house die.

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  112. This is such an amazing book! You are so talented! We are lucky to have someone like you to give us inspiration. I love Tim's dies and Karen's pop-ups and am thrilled to have a chance to get one! Thanks so much sharing with us.
    Luerae
    coolflame1@gmail.com

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  113. Oh what wonderful goodies. I've been very good and I'd love to win!
    nancyb29680@bellsouth.net

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  114. Oh what fun! I found the perfect card to send to my son who was deployed Dec 1. He doesn't have much space (obviously) and this will add a lot of cheer. Thanks for sharing-I'm off to get started!

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  115. I am in awe. What an amazing project. Something to try for next year (after our mantle is replaced above the fireplace). Thanks for sharing.

    melissamauri18@gmail.com

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  116. Love this book. I've sent this link to a friend who loves making different types of books. She flip for this one. Thanks for a chance to win some great crafty stuff! froggydesigns3 at yahoo dot com

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  117. What a beautiful starbook. Never made one myself but i love the look of it.
    margrietvsatupcmaildotnl

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  118. Oh, Shelly, this is gorgeous. I love pop ups and star books, and you've combined them both into a fantastic project. Love, love, love it. TFS.

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  119. Amazing work - love your creativity and how you continually create wow projects !
    Danita

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  120. What a gorgeous project... Absolutely stunning. Thanks for sharing. Your creativity is so inspiring. Regina

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  121. Great star book. Have always wanted to make one. Thanks for sharing your inspiration.

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  122. I do love this book and it's so involved! You did a fabulous job. =)

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  123. What a stunning star book. Love your attention to detail. Thanks for the fun giveaway, too!

    deanna@ususa.us

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  124. I love each of the pop-up pages in your star book -- what a cute keepsake for some lucky recipient!
    velvetpearson@gmail.com

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  125. shelly, I would love to win one of the pop-up dies. Your book is lovely. jaclaes1@gmail.com

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  126. I love your star book! I always wanted to make one, yours is the best on I've ever seen with so much of Tim's stuff in it!

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  127. Awesome!!! I have been wanting to try the pop n cuts dies and this is why!!!!!

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  128. Awesome Starbook, Shelly! All of your PNC projects are beautiful! I always look forward to your next creation. Thanks for the chance to win!
    julie4kw@yahoo.com

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  129. Wowser Shelly - this is magical and so beautiful. Stunning work as always. Thanks for chance to win. Nicola x

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  130. Wow! In a word or less! This is just fantastic!

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  131. Shelly ~
    I was so inspired by your star book tutorial that I just had to make one of my own. I tried make it my own by changing things up a bit. Especially since I didn't have some of the dies you used. Thanks so much for the inspiration. I finally got what I needed to make me take action and create the Star book I've always wanted to try! Blessings! Please check out my version here: http://thecraftlabchronicles.blogspot.com/2012/12/over-river-and-through-woods-star-book.html

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Thanks so much for taking the time to share your thoughts. I appreciate your comments so much!