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  • Shannon Mabee

    Wow, Jennifer! Thank-you for yet another amazing and highly informative video!

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  • Margie Palmeri

    Thanks for all the videos Jennifer

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  • Marie Schmidt

    Thank you, that was wonderful. Must go shopping!

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  • Andrea Hastilow

    Enjoy your well earnt cup of tea, you really do deserve it x Thank you for taking time out of what must be an amazingly busy timetable to show us lots of good options & great money saving advise. I have watched the others so far this year & it has helped me make some good decisions on some craft bits. Question, You don't do loan recommendation do you ? My list may be shorter but still abit costly lol.x

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  • Kateri’s Krafty Idea’s

    It is nice to see that many of the tools you are using I already own and love myself. But I don't have a Gemini and just have to own one will be looking for one. Thanks Jennifer

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  • Maria Nyce

    THANK YOU JENNIFER!

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  • Margi Duffy

    THANK YOU A WEALTH IN INFO!!!

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  • Beverlee Sagon

    Love this series. Always look so forward to this series every year

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  • DAWN BECKER

    You did a great job Jennifer. I always enjoy your yearly favorites !! I know it's a lot of work and all of us appreciate all the work you go through each year to make the videos 😇

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  • shelly49

    When I snip those tiny metal pieces off of my dies, I do it over a piece of magnet sheet and even sometimes tape a small strip of magnet to my left pointer finger that I hold against the back of the die while cutting. The pieces go right to the magnet and then when I’m done, I use a piece of masking or painters tape to pick up all the tiny pieces off of the magnet, then fold the excess over, trapping the pieces inside, and then throw it in the trash.

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  • Karen Emery

    Iiiiiiiuuyyt

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  • Karen Morazes

    I have the misti too and disliked it from the get go. Tonic/Tim's stamping platform is soooooooo much better; do not know why.

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  • Barbara Harrold

    Wow that was a great video:) lots and lots of great things:)

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  • Ramza Aslam

    I'm gonna see the video right now. Jennifer aapi, you really inspire me and remind me to be kind and humble. I've learned so much from you. May Allah bless you.😊😊😙😙💖💖

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  • potsiefighter

    Great video Jennifer! My shopping list just got a lot longer 😂
    xo Lisa

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  • potsiefighter

    Great video Jennifer! My shopping list just got a lot longer 😂
    xo Lisa

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  • Lisa Petrella

    Thanks for the video, Jennifer! So many helpful tips!!!

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  • Lisa Dantonio

    GREAT video.  Many thanks for sharing your favs ; )

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  • Rosemary Paul

    Finally! A stamping surface that doesn't move!! That was the problems with Rangers brown non stick sheet, it moved all over and you couldn't tape it down because of the no stick. I finally cut mine up for travelling and use scrap paper, at least I can tape it. BUT Now I will be buying that Easy Clean mat. As for MISTI, it is worth every cent I paid for the original. I bought mine when Ilianna was still making them at her kitchen table! I love it and just recently bought the mini for travelling. When people talk of the one thing they cannot live without in their craft room, the MISTI is mine! Thanks for the ideas. There goes my budget…again!

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  • Happy Lucky Creations

    hahaha, jennifer, I notice you like to say that something "cuts like butter", but if you really think about it…butter does not cut! You're too cute.

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  • Bobbie Lathrop

    Jennifer the salt container you use you can find it on amazon it's made in japan

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  • stanky6261973

    Thank you for taking the time to explain everything. God bless you and your loved one's.
    MERRY CHRISTMAS 🌲

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  • Kat Conrad

    Thank you for the time and energy you put into this Jennifer! I've been wondering why Sizzix continued to have the Express on their website if they weren't selling them. I can't wait until they have them available as I would love to have one soo badly! Many of your videos have helped me branch out of my comfort zone in my crafting. Thank you and have a very Merry Christmas!

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  • Rosy Cheek

    I just love how you always say “and nobody will ever know.” 😆

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  • Katy Glenn

    Another great, useful video. You answered a lot of my questions about crafting tools. Have you every had to sharpen your paper cutters? If so, how did you do it? Thanks for sharing and stay blessed!

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  • Gabriela Cruz

    Hi! @Jennifer McGuire Ink!! I love love love watching your videos!!! Can you or anyone tell me please what do I need to buy (I mean tools) to start making my own projects?? What are the must have tools??? Thanks in advance 💚 !!!!!!

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  • Teresa Morgan

    Thank you, thank you for sharing your favorite tools. I especially love that it was long and detailed. It was as much fun as a shopping trip and I didn't have to get out in the cold weather.

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  • Allegro Soap

    Hi Jenny! I love your blogs and videos! I also love your nails 🙂 ! Would love to know what nail color type/process you use. Thanks!!

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  • Sharon Tucker Lewis

    I would like to know if there is a chance that the Tim Holtz trimmer might be produced for 12 X 12 size?

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  • Liza Cronjé

    Hi Jennifer. 😀 I always like each of your videos on YouTube & also make sure that I make time to see them. Oh, I love this series every year too and appreciate your time spent. Please don’t ever stop making videos of techniques, new products & your tips. Your videos are so valuable and I am learning so much from you. I try out things because of you. I will always remain a fan! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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  • Vicki Noble

    So, very helpful. Thank you so much for making this video!! 😊

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  • Belen Coyco

    Thank you..all of them comes handy and very practical..love those products.
    thank you for sharing and God bless…….

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  • Bonnie Walter

    Awesome video! I AMA a veteran crafter but this was very informative and you have a nice voice to listen to. Very professional when you speak. Thank you!

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  • Meredith Dyson

    Thanks for all the great information

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  • Liz Morgan

    Thank you so much for these informative videos. So opportune as I'm SERIOUSLY looking at the Gemini.
    Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas.
    PS For your UK followers – Swiffer dusting cloths are expensive in the UK but Waitrose own brand disposable dusters are just as good, unperfumed and very reasonable.

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  • Kim Mc

    Thank you for all these videos.  I have come to depend on these for great gift ideas for crafty friends… and for hubby to get for me LOL!  Happy Holidays to you and yours!

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  • Barb Borja

    After my 2nd heat tool died this year, I took your advice and bought the Wagner heat tool. I didn’t think it would be that much better, but hoped that it would at least last longer. Boy was I wrong. That thing is amazing. It gets much hotter, much faster. Because of that there is less warping on your paper. I absolutely agree with Jennifer that it is worth the extra money and is a great investment. Thank you Jennifer for the recommendation. This year I will be getting the Teflon bone folder based on your recommendation.

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  • Gloria Villanueva

    Fantastic video!!!!

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  • Mb Arsenault

    Jennifer Love your videos on all you do. I have a big problem?? I have a Big Shot that I have had for about 8 years. The original plates lasted a very long time and I only changed them a few months ago and the new ones are already warped and so close to cracking in two any day. My friend bought a new machine and in 3 months her plates cracked and need to be replaced. Another friend had the same thing happen only the plate cracked into two pieces and she has to replace her plates after 2 months. I wrote to Sissex and asked them why they were making inferior plates for these machines but they do not accept any responsibility for these plates. We are all very careful flipping and doing all the things that they ask of us when using these plates but I really do feel that these plates are not even close to the original plates that I had when I purchased my machine. I thought maybe my machine was getting old but when the other girls started having trouble then I knew that it is just the plates. Have you heard of anyone else having problems with these plates and what would be your suggestion to try to solve our problem. Because you have so much access to all products I thought I would ask for any suggestions that you may have about this product. Thank you.

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  • Gwen Simmons

    Great tools review, Jenn! Thank you and Happy Holidays!❄️☃️🎊👍🏾

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  • Jackie C

    I have a ton of trouble with that wire fiskar trimmer also

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  • Recommended Daily Allowance of Crafting

    One thing to mention about the platinum 6 is that it is hard to adjust the thickness of the sandwich like the big shot. I am finding that frustrating at times. Also…any tips for die cutting acetate. I notice that you don't do it…but any ideas?

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  • Billie Dee

    Great suggestions! Thank you.

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  • Kim Leon-Guerrero

    Thanks Jennifer ! I enjoyed the video, also thank you for all you share on your channel. Have a happy and creative New Year ! 💞💫

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  • Taunya Winn

    Thanks for all the information you share. I'm not sure if I missed it or if it was included in this series…but I'm looking for printer recommendations. Any info is appreciated. Looking forward to your next video. Thanks !!!

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  • Erin mckenzie-christensen

    Jennifer I have a question about the stamp cleaner – does it have any smell at all? I have multiple chemical sensitivity so I am allergic and have breathing issues to anything that smells – so usually i use baby wipes that have no alcohol and no fragrance to clean everything but sometimes the stamping press that i use really needs more than this so thats why i wondered about the stamp cleaner i dont use a cleaner on my stamps i only use baby wipes make sure that they air dry before putting them back into the packets for storage this has seemed to work for me thanks!

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  • Ruth McCurry

    I have this gemini machine and it's garbage. It won't feed thru half the time. It won't reverse.

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  • Rayanna Arthur

    Thank you so much for this series of videos. Several things I have had a hard time choosing between but you helped me to figure out what I want to get! Thank you !! May you be mightily Blessed in this new year!

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  • arlene

    Hi!! Is there another site where I can order the "big shot express"? SSS is out of stock and I don't find it on Amazon. Great video!!

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  • Auntie Triza

    You can find the red silicone top Salt Saver for sale on a few websites by googling "Prepara – Pop Savor Salt or Herb Saver with Spoon" 🙂

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  • Ronda Ellis

    I do indeed have many of these tools, but found this quite informative. Thanks for sharing 🙂

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  • Carol Melancon

    Oh no! Not Altenew Rose Gold! That's one of my favorite embossing powders. You should use a nasty one to demonstrate clean-up 🙂

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  • mikhail114

    This was great! Thanks for sharing.

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  • Jeannie Taylor

    Where can i find the Gina k Long acrylic blocks?

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  • iCrafto

    Thank you this was an awesome video, very informative and I understood unlike some videos I've seen on YouTube. I work with resin but now I want to learn some other crafts. Thanks again. xx

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  • Brenda Aldridge

    fantastic video!! I learned so much.

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  • Chris Hough

    Thank you for all the tips! I NEED several of them! I have a phobia of large guillotine cutters…in 5th grade I watched my art teacher cut off his thumb, and it fell off the table and rolled around on the ground. Blood squirted EVERYWHERE! I was the first one out of class to toss my cookies! I can still see it…… ugh! 👍🏻🤢🤮

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  • Anita Samuel-George

    I know you also used a Vagabond for many years. How would you compare it to that? I am trying to upgrade from my Cuttlebug to a motorized machine. I cannot decide between the Vagabond 2 and the Gemini Jr. Both are expensive and harder to get in Canada so I just want to make the right decision for me but it's hard to find comparisons between the two. Any help would be appreciated. Love your videos!

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  • Tremblay Laurence

    youre always a source of good information and everytime i watch your videos i feel the need to buy what you show or use, etc. love xxx

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  • Corinna Silberg

    Hi Jennifer, a while back in one of your videos you used brushes instead of ink blending tools or sponges. Do you remember what brand of brushes you used. It may have been with a stencil or regular ink blending. Sorry for being so vague. Thank you. I wasn't sure where to ask this question. Corinna

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  • MissPlume

    Do the Fiskar reinforced trimmer has a titanium blade?

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  • The Delightful Crafter

    Jennifer, are you going to do a video of your new craft room? I loved your last one and have been eagerly awaiting a video of your new room.. PRETTY PLEASE ? 🙂

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  • Jeri Mobley

    ive been watching your videos for a while now – love them BTW! – but i was wondering why you never use or recommend stampin up products?

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  • Yvette Neumann

    Found on Amazon the salt cellar you have in red. It is still sold in white and it’s a company called Prepara. Hope that helps. Love your creativeness. TFS 🤗🤠

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  • Pauline George

    Love all your videos! Thank you for taking the time to share all your valuable knowledge and tips. It is greatly appreciated!

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  • Om Parkash

    😊

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  • Om Parkash

    Wow its very nice

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  • Sarah Nave

    "I don't believe any of us should be wasting our time with cleaning the house, right? We should be crafting!" My mantra for life.

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  • Diane Brunet

    Love the teflon bone folder! Thanks for all the recomdations

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  • Barbara Rademacher

    Terrific suggestions. I ordered one of the Fiskars cutters and the MISTI Magic Corners. Thank you.

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  • Ida Lewis

    Hi, Does the tonic Tim Holtz cutter rust? And what happens when you use it so many times does it ever get blunt?

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  • Elizabeth Whiteoak

    When I need to cut any curved edges like ovals, circles, hearts, and especially for cutting any persnickety designs with lots of curves and/or points I always reach for my short-length curved-edge nail scissors : ) Of course to keep them sharp I only use them on my crafts – not on my nails!

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  • Muntaha Iqbal

    Hey. Wanted to ask what to do when the blade of the pen blades go blunt? Is there a replacement pack of blades available for them ??

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  • Erum Munir

    Waiting for a full review of the Gemini machine

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  • Debra Haynes

    Love this video it helped me ma make a couple very good choices

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  • Aisha Saleem

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  • Toni Wlasniewski

    Very useful; thank you. I am looking for a new paper cutter because my old basic Fiskers tends to wobble a little in the track. Your videos are so articulate and easy to listen to.

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  • Sandra S.

    I have a question and really hope you will answer it.
    I just saw one of your videos in which you were showing you favorite papertrimmers. There was one that you were highly recommending, the fiskars procision rollerblade cuttingmachine. In this video you are not to mention it wirh one word. What happened that you arent recommanding it any longer?
    I am on the lookout for a new cutter since I used my guilliotine-cuttingmachine for years but need something better scaled now. I just thought the procision from fiskars would be it after I discovered that you were talking about it so good and other youtubers as well. Didnt find anything worse about it?
    If you know a reason not to buy it it would be nice if you could share it with me. Tanks

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  • Vic Toria

    Ok I need to buy a die cutting machine. Which do I go for. Suggestions pls. I'm considering a Crossover or a Gemini. Any other suggestion PLEASE.

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  • Samara Z

    I wish I had come to this video FIRST !! I have just started crafting and I'm loving your videos. Thank you for sharing, this was so helpful. I jotted down some supply ideas and look forward to using them!

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  • sTarRyNiiTeX

    love all your recommendations!! it's time to create my birthday wishlist! cheers!

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  • Catherine Cowie

    Great video Jennifer.

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  • Carol Lundberg

    SO appreciate your many informative videos with lots of ideas and tips!

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  • Kim L. McDougal

    Hi Jennifer, guess what I did? I finally broke down and bought the Teflon bone folder and all I gots to say is, "WHY didn't I switch over before now?!" I will NEVER go back to my other bone folders after using this bad boy! You were so right! When you have the right tools, boy what a difference it makes! Thanks so much for doing your Favorite Crafty Series every year and I look so forward to your 2018 series! Hint Hint!! LOL!

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  • chris pease

    thank you, Jennifer, very informative I have a lot of what you showed us, never used the microtape so shall be looking out for that, thank you

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  • Vicki Goodman

    Jennifer, you are incredibly talented. You have a beautiful, smooth voice. You speak well. You are precise… I just think you're awesome. (It's not obvious, is it? LOL) Thank you for doing what you do and for doing it so well. ❤

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  • Mb Arsenault

    When you spoke about the big shot maybe being revised, was there mention of maybe getting new ideas for the plastic plates which warp so bad you cannot use them. I know I purchase 2 plates every two months. If they don't do some changes to these machines especially for plates I will try to find another source for dies. Love the Big Shot but hate the plates.

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  • Matilda Montgomery

    If blade is changed can it cut material for quilting…. triangles, rectangles, squares ?

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  • Diane Stedman

    thank you, =) this was very helpful

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  • Beth Fairweather

    Loved the video except I really wish you had shown more stamp positioner options rather than the MISTI. I feel like you and some of the other youtubers are obsessed or something with this tool. There are other options out there even if they will soon be discontinued. The Tim Holtz one is so much better and much less expensive!

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  • Jeanine Sprague

    you are an excellent teacher, I am new at these crafting videos on you tube and loving it.

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  • Pat Posk

    I watched again Jennifer and I learned a lot more……thank you

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  • Monica Vega

    Thank you so much for making this video!!

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  • The World Of Julie Lynn

    The Queen of all things paper crafting! Awesome video. Thank you!

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  • Heidi Espinola

    could this cut fabric?

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  • Anastasia Paggett

    Ok this my question if you don’t have a machine because you are just starting out with card making. What can you do because before all these different machines came out so can you help me with a 50th Wedding Anniversary card I need to make for February thank you for your video I started watching you and couldn’t stop

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  • SonShine Shon

    Thanks for sharing! Your voice was very calming & crafting is therapeutic for me. 🙂

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  • Mette Deleuran

    I'm way behind in your videoes – as I just discovered the magic of card making – this is my new hobby as of February 2019. So THANK YOU for all the tips and inspiration….

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  • Typical Arien

    Great items. I love it! 😍😍😘

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  • Kay Pedigo

    The Misti is too expensive. I thought you tried everyones products to let us know what is out there. I must have missed this some how. I have watched and learned so much from you but this bothers me. Tims' stamping platform is just as good maybe a bit better. In crafting people have for years used tools we make and the misti makers just made another tool from an old idea. Crafting is an art. Everything we do came from a long line of learning and experimenting. Very disappointed with this issue. I love my stamping platform from Tim Holtz, after all it is from an old idea!

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