Wednesday, December 9, 2009

On the Third Day of Christmas...

Many years ago, before I fell in love with paper crafting, my main hobby was making wood crafts including small dolls made from wood and flower pots. I did a little tole painting for their faces and accessories then dressed them up with fabric, ribbon and buttons. One of my favorite holiday dolls to create each year for craft shows was an angel. So today, I thought I'd share with you an updated version of a flower pot angel, named Noel, that I crafted using Bo Bunny's St. Nick collection of papers and embellishments.

I started by painting a wooden knob doll head with acrylic paint. I applied a basecoat and once this was dry added the eyes, nose and mouth with a fine tip brush. I set it aside to dry and went on to cover the outside of the flower pot with patterned paper. To hide the curve near the rim, I added an accordion folded strip of paper and topped it off with a piece of black cord to cover the edge. Following this, I used 2" circle punches to create the cone shaped arms and used cream colored buttons for hands. The collar is another accordion folded strip except with this piece I shaped it into a circle and glued it to the flower pot surface. I glued the doll head on top of this. Her angelic curls are simply curled paper strips glued in place with hot glue. To finish the front of the doll I cut out holly images to decorate her hair and added a button and some bling to the front of her dress.

To complete the angel, she needed a set of wings. Again, I wanted to keep the focus on paper so Noel's wings are made with several layers of butterfly wings cut from patterned paper and then attached in the back just below the accordion collar with a button and gems added to finish the look.

So while you're crafting this holiday season, try revisiting something you've created before. You might be surprised that by giving an old idea a fresh look and a little sparkle you can make your new project one to be cherished once again.

Designer: Patti Milazzo

Supply List: Bo Bunny St. Nick patterned papers- Holly Berry, Toyland, St. Nick, Noel; St. Nick Buttons & Bling; Holly Berry iCandy Jewels


Oh how sweet is this craft from Patti!! And to really sweeten the day...we're on the Third Day of Christmas...time for another giveaway! Hmm...what shall it be?

On the Third Day of Christmas My True Love Gave To Me
A Retractable Knife, Bo Bunny Pink Cutting Mat and Tools!

How sweet a gift would this be under your tree? Leave a comment here today to be entered into today's Third Day of Christmas giveaway. Yesterday's giveaway is now closed! We'll announce all this week's winners next Monday!

See you tomorrow!!



173 comments:

  1. Wow, that is just amazing!! Love it!

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  2. wow that's amazing! That's alot of work.

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  3. I really do need a new pink cutting mat....i've had mine for over ten years and it's grey, worn and not very girly! Santa Bo Bunny please put one under my Christmas Tree.

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  4. This is a wonderful little angel! I love this idea! Thank you for sharing this creative project with us!

    Barbara Diane

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  5. Very cute. I use to make those mop dolls. I can't see any way to bring those up to date, so I'll keep that craft in the past. Happy holidays.

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  6. omg that has to be the best project i have seen so far this year! Totally adorable

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  7. The doll is soo adorable! I want one, but dont fancy my chances of making one!! Thanks for the chance to win :), hlcarroll@hotmail.co.uk xxx

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  8. That angel is absolutely adorable!! The Bo Bunny design team never disappoints!!! Thanks for sharing this great project!

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  9. The little angel is so sweet - what talent!

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  10. Very Cute angel!

    I might have to try making her over Christmas break when I have a few days off work!!!

    Nancy
    ncokely@hotmail.com

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  11. Cute angel. I love all the prizes this week, so fun!

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  12. I love this angel she is so sweet love love love her...


    Janie Boots

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  13. WOW! What a beautiful project. So very creative and truly inspiring!

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  14. Oh my goodness, that angel is gorgeous!! I love it!!

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  15. Awesome, i love the hair. SO cute!

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  16. Oh how cute! I love her little curls!

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  17. WOW that angel is so so cute. Love it!!!!

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  18. Cool!! I really need a cutting mat :) thank you so much for the chance to win!
    Hugs
    Hazel

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  19. Those curls are just the sweetest! She's just beautiful!

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  20. What a darling angel! I'm sure my attmept would end up looking scary, but I love the idea!
    Thanks for the chance to win!

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  21. This is beautiful! I collect angels so I'm definitely gonna have to try this one.

    Lynn F

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  22. WOW, what an amazing project!

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  23. That angel is adorable. I'm really loving all these projects on here for the season. I hope I can get around to doing some with my Bo Bunny paper I just bought!

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  24. That angel is adorable. I'm really loving all these projects on here for the season. I hope I can get around to doing some with my Bo Bunny paper I just bought!

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  25. What a beautiful Angel! A wonderful project.

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  26. I do LOVE pink!!!

    The little angel is just the cutest. I love the ringlets.

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  27. That angel is adorable. I'm really loving all these projects on here for the season. I hope I can get around to doing some with my Bo Bunny paper I just bought!

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  28. I know it's been said many times, many ways but, WOW!!!!!

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  29. Oh I love your cute Angel!!!So clever!!I love her hair.

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  30. What an amazing project - so beautiful! Love it!!
    Thanks for the chance to win too :>)

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  31. Cute project!! It'll go on my list of things to do "when I have time..."

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  32. Wow! Aweome job! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  33. I LOVE this angel, and all the little details it has just makes it beautiful.

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  34. The angel is so sweet! I woould love to have the cutting tools and mat!!

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  35. Incredible imagination! I love that angel - and to think it began as a flower pot! And those wings!

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  36. That Flower Pot Angel is so adorable. I love it!

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  37. WOW WOW WOW!! So pretty and amazing!

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  38. Great project!

    I have a Cricut Expression on my wish list.

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  39. The curls of the angel are so...WOW!!! What a creative idea! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  40. Wow !! Awesome project...so creative. love it.

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  41. oh wow that doll is gorgeous!!!! sooo pretty!! and what a fun prize...

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  42. That doll is amazing!! Nice work!

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  43. OH... Please make this a class!!! This is the prettiest craft I've seen this season and I have 200 blogs on my google reader. I would certainly buy this as a kit with instructions but a class would be awesome... maybe at Great American Scrapbook Convention in Arlington in June 2010. (hint hint wink wink). This is at the TIP TOP of my wish list. Thanks, ms.cheryl
    ms_cheryl_y@yahoo.com

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  44. This is by far one of the sweetest craft project i have ever saw! WOW!
    Beautiful!

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  45. Beautiful little doll!!!!

    Great giveaway as well. Will love to win.

    best regards,

    Wanda C.

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  46. PINK! Love today's prize.
    And the doll is quite darling.

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  47. The detail work is amazing on that doll!! Loving all the projects being showcased this week!

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  48. She is adorable! I usually don't like little collectables but she's imposible to resist. Beautiful work!

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  49. That is adorable! What a great idea!

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  50. LOVE that angel! I think I may have to give that one a try! Thanks for a great idea!

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  51. That little angel is absolutely adorable!

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  52. Holy moly... some serious updating to a throw-back craft. I loved tole painting, but never could bring myself to display the finished products. This is something I would share though! Gorgeous!! :)

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  53. I love the angel and the goodies!!!

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  54. Very cute doll! I love the curly hair! Thanks for the PINK give away!

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  55. It would be VERY sweet to win this set of scrapping/crafting tools! I especially love the pretty pink cutting mat :)

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  56. Oh she is PRECIOUS!!! Beautiful angel!

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  57. That angel is beautiful and amazing!

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  58. Yay for new tools!!!

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  59. Goodness what an awesome project!

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  60. That is the most darling little angel ever :)

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  61. How beautiful! My MIL would love this project...I better get scrappin'!!!

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  62. How adorable! I love the angel and the giveaway too.

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  63. How nice it would be to receive a set of tools!!!!!

    I love bobunny blog updates! there are some wonderful designers and projects- I am always in awe of the work. I kid myself thinking that if I had a fraction of the supplies, that my work would turn out just as stunning!

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  64. I love the flower pot angel! I have made flower pot snowmen and pumpkins in the past - will have to try this too! Thanks for the chance to win some great tools!

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  65. Beautiful project (and beautiful prizes!)Thanks for the chance to win!

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  66. The flower pot angel is just sweet!

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  67. I just love that angel! Adorable!!! Those pink treats certainly are a sweet prize also! :)

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  68. what a cute little angel! and what a fab giveaway!

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  69. Adorable little angel!
    Woderful giveaway! Anyone would be thrilled to win this!

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  70. Just gorgeous! Such an awesome project.

    Allison M.

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  71. right when I think im "crafty" you guys go and blow my mind again!!! you are all amazing!!! cant wait until the 4th DAY OF CHRISTMAS!

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  72. Cute project, I bet it's cheap too.

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  73. Aw, she is so pretty! Thanks for sharing this idea!

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  74. She is too cute! Amazing designers Bo Bunny Has!

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  75. What a precious angel. THanks for sharing with us! Jennifer

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  76. Great project! I think the pink cutting mat is just me too a T! I say santa Bo Bunny look at me. I have been doing a lot more pink and pink remember things this year since a scare with the possibility of breast cancer and surgery and all.

    Thanks for a chance to win some more cool pink stuff!

    Denise Wells
    mamascollections@aol.com

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  77. Wow...what an awesoem project!!! Thanks for sharing. And those prizes are fantastic...all in pink ;-)

    Cynderellaj - MN

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  78. I love the little angel. She looks amazing.

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  79. So amazing!! Stunning!!

    LeAnn H

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  80. I am in love with site.
    Great give aways!!!!

    JennMatt

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  81. Oh my goodness, that is the cutest little doll ever!

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  82. Such a sweet angel! I wish I could come up with these ideas!

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  83. I love this project. Thanks for sharing.

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  84. What a cute project! I can always use new BoBunny tools!! I can't get enought of your stuff....check out my latest creation....
    http://aubreesscraps.blogspot.com

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  85. Love the doll project! You are sooo smart! Wow! And the giveaway is awesome!

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  86. that would be nice under my tree..I'll be a hoping & a wishing..and btw I have been really good this year...lol

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  87. Absolutely love your little angel!

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  88. Oh my goodness that angel is adorable!!!!

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  89. That is one amazing doll! I adore those butterfly angel wings! Such amazing detail!

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  90. This is unbelievably gorgeous! I love the curls!

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  91. Love the angel. Glad I looked at the blog, because I never would have thought about using the paper that way. And this line of Christmas papers is awesome!

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  92. my mom would FLIP for that, so much detail, wow

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  93. Hi:
    I love your angel. I will be making it with my granddaughter who is six. She loves to do crafts with me. Her mother will think I'm a genius.

    Sandy B.

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  94. Noel is absolutely Adorable, Thanx for sharing her with us! Happy Holidays!

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  95. I love that cute little doll!! Such a creative idea.

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  96. What an incredible doll!!! Thanks for the inspiration & the chance to win the, oh, so pretty pink Bo Bunny tools!

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  97. oh gosh, that angel is adorable! The little curls of hair are just perfect!!
    And wow - this giveaway is pretty darn adorable too. Thanks for the chance!

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  98. Those tools look amazing...kinda like that crafted doll here--looks like lots of work, but worth it!!!

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  99. The angel truly a blessing! It brings back memories of the angels we made in Mexico out of old Reader's Digest booklets when we went there to celebrate Christmas as youngsters. Another Bo Bunny winner!!!!

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  100. what a fresh take on an older idea; luv the hair
    again bo bunny is amazing

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  101. very cute!! :)

    annette

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  102. WOW! That looks amazing! Maybe I´ll have to try that one out, I wonder where I can get my hands on a flowerpot... (I know my granny has loads, but the tend to be full of flowers... hmmmmm....)

    Siri

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  103. Incredibly cute; I especially love her hair.

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  104. This is such a fabulous project...totally interesting! Thanks for sharing!

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  105. That Angel is so pretty. I'm loving it!!

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  106. I sure wish blogs had been around when I was growing up! This would have been exactly what my mom and I could have done together! She was never very creative and I yearned for more crafts and projects! sigh... my daughter is more like her grandma so I still don't have anyone to craft with! :(

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  107. What a precious angel and very creative way of using those cute papers.

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  108. Wow what a sweet idea! Love this girl!

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  109. this is amazing!! wow, so impressive :)

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  110. Awesome. Easily the cutest flower pot doll ever.

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  111. What a great project. I could see my daughter and I doing this together!!

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  112. Gorgeous! I have never seen such an adorable doll. LOVE IT!

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  113. This is beautiful! Can't even put it into words!

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  114. Beautiful! I just love the Bo Bunny blog!

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  115. Oh my gosh, that doll is SO sweet! I've never seen anything like it, thanks you so muc :)

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  116. Once again I am inspired. Thanks for an update for an "old" idea that we used to do. Now I'm thinking about other things I did in the past and well I don't know if I'll get finished this year.

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  117. Totally AMAZING! Detail, detail, detail. Some people are just TOO creative. Thanks for sharing.

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  118. Such a cute idea! Thanks for sharing!!

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  119. Very cute project - thanks for sharing!

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  120. That is absolutely beautiful!!

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  121. Patti!!! That is just the cutest little thing! Her curls are so sweet!

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  122. Beautiful projrct!!!Totally adorable,

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  123. Amazing little paper angel! She's adorable!

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  124. This is such a precious little angel. Thanks so much for sharing her with us.

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  125. What a cute angel! Thanks so much for the inspiration. Love the give-away prize items also! Bo Bunny has such beautiful paper and embellishments.

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  126. really cute!

    annette

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  127. That little angel is just TOO adorable!

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