Tuesday, December 3, 2013

December Stamp Club Cards

Since imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, I just want to say a big Thank You to the following designers for their beautiful designs that I just had to use at my Stamp Club for December!
 
 CASEd from Julie Ramos
 
Supply List:
Real Red Cardstock 102482 $6.95
Basic Black Cardstock  121045 $6.95
Whisper White Cardstock 100730 $8.50
Silver Glimmer Paper 124005 $4.95
Red Glimmer Paper 121790 $4.95
Fiskars Decorative Scissors - Postage Stamp edge - found at your local craft store
Northern Flurry Embossing Folder 120902 $7.95
Big Shot Die Cutting Machine 113439 $99.95
Circle Framelits Dies 130911 $26.95
Dress Up Framelits Dies 130101 $24.95
Perfect Polka Dot Embossing Folder 117335 $7.95
Neutrals Color Collection Designer Series Papers Stack 130132 $21.95
2-3/8" Scallop Punch 118874 $16.95
Tags 4 You Stamp Set (Wood 131820 $19.95) or (Clear 131823 $15.95)
Real Red Ink  126949 $5.95
Paper Snips  103579 $9.95
Rhinestone Jewels 119245 $4.95
Dimensionals 104430 $3.95
Snail Adhesive  104332  $6.95
Glue Dots 103683 $4.95
 
 
 CASEd from Selene Kempton
 
Supply List:
Retired Silver Embellishment - check the Clearance Rack of my online store
Whisper White Cardstock 100730 $8.50
Basic Black Cardstock  121045 $6.95
Real Red Cardstock 102482 $6.95
Beautifully Baroque Embossing Folder 130917 $7.95
Big Shot Die Cutting Machine 113439 $99.95
More Merry Messages Stamp Set (Wood 126400 $32.95) or (Clear 126402 $24.95)
Silver Metallic Encore Pad Ink 132142 $9.95
Silver 1/8" Mini Brads 122941 $5.50
Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons 127555 $5.95
Rhinestone Jewels 119245 $4.95
Dimensionals 104430 $3.95
Snail Adhesive  104332  $6.95
Glue Dots 103683 $4.95
 

 Received a very similar card at SU Convention, but unfortunately I don't have the name of the original designer. If it is yours, please let me know.
 
Supply List:
Pennant Parade Stamp Set (Wood 128687 $21.95) or (Clear 122742 $16.95)
Gumball Green Cardstock 126840 $6.95
Whisper White Cardstock 100730 $8.50
Assorted Shades of Green Cardstock and retired holiday DSP
Chocolate Chip Ink 126979 $6.95
Gumball Green Ink 126861 $5.95
Woodgrain Stamp (Wood 128763 $17.95) or (Clear 127808 $13.95)
3/8" Gumball Green Stitched Satin Ribbon 126848 $8.95
Sassy Salutations (Wood 132070 $23.95) or (Clear 126707 $17.95)
Assorted Dry Embossing Folders
Big Shot Die Cutting Machine 113439 $99.95
Petite Pennants Builder Punch 122361 $16.95
Rhinestone Jewels 119245 $4.95
Dimensionals 104430 $3.95
Snail Adhesive  104332  $6.95
Glue Dots 103683 $4.95

 CASEd from Chat Wszelaki
Supply List:
Tag It Stamp Set (Wood 130300 $22.95) or (Clear 130303 $16.95)
Background paper change - using up retired holiday DSP.
Cherry Cobbler Cardstock 119685 $6.95
Very Vanilla Cardstock 101650 $8.50
Gumball Green Cardstock 126840 $6.95
Cherry Cobbler 1" Stitched Edge Grosgrain Ribbon 132135 $8.95
Paper Snips  103579 $9.95
Big Shot Die Cutting Machine 113439 $99.95
Chalk Talk Framelits Dies 129983 $24.95
Rhinestone Jewels 119245 $4.95
Cherry Cobbler Ink 126966 $5.95
Gumball Green Ink 126861 $5.95
Dimensionals 104430 $3.95
Snail Adhesive  104332  $6.95
Glue Dots 103683 $4.95

Have fun making these cards, they are cute and pretty easy! Happy Holidays!

 

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Monday, December 2, 2013

Silver Star Elegance

This is an original design. I've loved this large star ever since it was released earlier this fall. I was waiting for the design to "hit" me and it finally did. I love the elegant look of this card. It's pretty easy to make!

 
Supply List:
Cherry Cobbler Cardstock  119685 $6.95
Silver Foil Sheets 132178  $3.95
Basic Black Cardstock  121045 $6.95
Whisper White Cardstock 100730 $8.50
Silver Metallic Encore Pad Ink 132142 $9.95
Silver Stampin' Emboss Powder 109131 $4.75
Heat Tool 129053 $29.95
Christmas Star Single Stamp 134813 $9.95
Paper Snips  103579 $9.95
More Merry Messages Stamp Set (Wood 126400 $32.95) or (Clear 126402 $24.95)
Cherry Cobbler Stampin' Emboss Powder 122949 $4.75
Embossing Buddy 103083 $5.95
Frosted Finishes Embellishments  132150 $6.95
Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding (using the Fork Bow Tying Technique found on You Tube - I used a large Meat Fork)  120992 $6.95
Dimensionals 104430 $3.95
Snail Adhesive  104332  $6.95
Glue Dots 103683 $4.95
Brushed Silver Cardstock 100712 $7.95
Whisper White Envelopes 107301 $6.50
Envelope Liner Framelits Dies 132172 $26.95

Thanks for stopping by to take a look! All products available at my online store!
 
 
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Sunday, December 1, 2013

Joyful Christmas Easel Card

After much time looking at Pinterest with what other creative people were posting using this stamp set, I designed this card with layout inspiration from SU Demo, Sharon Burkert.  I'd also been wanting to try heat embossing on the vellum cardstock and I was very pleased with those results. It's not hard at all. I added the color by sponge dauber on both the front and back sides of the paper, then fussy cut the poinsettia (x2) and leaf (x2). Use dimensionals to give height to the layers as you are building the card.

Making the easel card wasn't hard. You start with a piece of Real Red cardstock cut at 4.25" x 11" then score at 5.5", then on one half you cut two 1" strips to the score line from the two outside edges. Those 1" strips will be glued back down to the card base. The last score line you'll need is for the middle easel section scored across at 2.75."  Then cut your Whisper White cardstock at 2.25" x 5.25" and glue in place. The two polka dot pieces are 0.75" x 5.25" and glued down.

The oval poinsettia centerpiece is assembled then glued to the lower half of the center strip allowing for the scored line to fold creating the stand-up easel. The Decorative Label punch greeting is the "magic" that allows the easel to stand when propped against its edge which has been lifted with Dimensionals. I tried a new idea with the gold foil paper that I punched then layered behind the greeting - cut an X which gives you 4 pieces to glue with just a touch of gold showing behind the Whisper White. That idea saves paper and reduces thickness.

 
Supply List:
Real Red Cardstock 102482 $6.95
Whisper White Cardstock 100730 $8.50
Gold Foil Sheets  132622 $3.95
Polka Dot Parade Designer Series Paper 126902 $10.95
Joyful Christmas Stamp set (Wood 131802 $22.95) or (Clear 131805 $16.95)
More Merry Messages Stamp Set  (Wood 126400 $32.95) or (Clear 126402 $24.95)
Real Red Ink  126949 $5.95
Old Olive Ink 126953 $5.95
Black Stazon  101406 $7.95
Real Red 1/8" Taffetta ribbon 119251 $5.95
Oval  Collection Framelits Dies 129381 $26.95
Vellum Cardstock 101856 $6.50
Versamark Ink 102283 $7.50
Gold  Stampin' Emboss Powder 109129 $4.75
Heat Tool 129053 $29.95
Embossing Buddy 103083 $5.95
Modern Mosaic Embossing Folder 128984 $7.95
Big Shot Die Cutting Machine 113439 $99.95
Decorative Label Punch 120907 $16.95
Paper Snips  103579 $9.95
Pearl Basic Jewels 119247 $4.95
Glue Dots 103683 $4.95
Dimensionals 104430 $3.95
Brushed Gold Cardstock 102935 $7.95
Whisper White Envelopes 107301 $6.50
Envelope Liner Framelits Dies  132172 $26.95
 
All these items are available are available at my online store. Happy Stamping!
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Saturday, November 30, 2013

Festive Flurry Circle Thinlits Card


After much "researching" online around Pinterest  I designed this card for my Fancy Card Class that's coming up in December. I cut the brushed silver cardstock in half at 5.5" x 8.5" but then I trimmed the 5.5" height down just a 'smidge' so it would slide inside the Circle Card Thinlit Die and it would allow me to 'weave' the paper to lay on top of the metal die to create the additional flap on the right side of the card. The finished card slided into a white envelope that has had Brushed Silver paper cut with the Envelope Liner Framelit  Die and inserted for a lined envelope look. So elegant! Check out the supply list below and remember you can always order through my online store!


 
Supply list:
Brushed Silver Cardstock 100712 $7.95
Island Indigo Cardstock 122923 $6.95
Whisper White Cardstock 100730 $8.50
Silver Foil Sheets 132178  $3.95
Winter Frost Specialty Designer Series Paper 132341 $12.95
Island Indigo Inkpad  126986 $5.95
Circle Card Thinlits Dies  133480 $32.95
Big Shot 113439 $99.95
Festive Flurry Stamp Set  (Wood 131778 $39.95) or (Clear 131781 $29.95)
Festive Flurry Framelits Dies  132193 $24.95
Silver 1/8" Ribbon  132137 $4.95
1/8" Hole Punch - available at your local craft store
Rhinestone Jewels 119245 $4.95
Candy Dot Brad Bases  132293  $2.95
Glue Dots  103683 $4.95
Dimensionals 104430 $3.95
Snail Adhesive 104332 $6.95
Whisper White Envelopes 107301 $6.50
Envelope Liners Framelits Dies  132172 $26.95
 
Happy Creating!
 
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Friday, November 29, 2013

Winter Banner Idea



 
Stampin' Up! has designed the Christmas Banner Simply Created accessory kit (132697 $9.95) so I had to make a "Winter" Banner with it using the Build a Banner Simply Created Kit (133507 $19.95). It is super easy to color the banners using a sponge dauber and less messy than the spritzer method Stampin' Up! tells you to use.
A friend also shared with me how you can stack the banner for storage by rotating one flag on top of the next to keep them all lying flat. I thought that was genius!
If you haven't tried one of the banner kits in the Holiday Catalog I'd recommend it before they are gone at the end of December!
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Sunday, October 27, 2013

November 2-3 Stamp Club Cards

This month's cards are a pleasing assortment of autumn inspired colors.
 
 
Inspired by Bonnie Klass
This design uses 3 oldies but goodies sets - Medallion, Baroque Motifs, and Warmest Regards with Crisp Cantaloupe and Soft Suede ink on Very Vanilla. Card base is Very Vanilla with a Soft Suede layer. Accents are the 5/8" Crochet Trim and a discontinued taffeta ribbon in Soft Suede.

 
My own original design - Simple and Clean
Using the Thoughts and Prayers set and A Dozen Thoughts set with Black Stazon Ink this clean simple card is born. The base is Crumb Cake along with the polka dot paper DSP. The  scallop punch edged band is the Cherry Cobbler Co' ordinations paper dry embossed with the Pretty Print textured embossing folder. The final touch is an Early Espresso bow.

 
 Inspired by Stephanie Faith.  Stephanie used the black and gray striped ribbon along with the Lovely as a Tree Set and Seasonal Sayings set, but I took it a different direction by coloring the stamps by hand with the Stampin' Write Markers in Early Espresso, Crushed Curry, Cherry Cobbler, Always Artichoke, and Tangerine Tango to give a "fall" effect. I lightly sponged behind the trees with Crushed Curry. I also hand colored the Seasonal Saying verse and sponged that edge too. The card base is Basic Gray with a Basic Black mat with Whisper White to stamp upon. Using the Apothecary Accents Framelits, I trimmed down the height a bit, and finished it off with some discontinued button brads.
 

 
Masking Tape Technique inspired by www.stampwithsusie.blogspot.com
This was almost a direct case of Susie's design, but I changed the paper color scheme to Very Vanilla, Crushed Curry, Cajun Craze, and Early Espresso. I heat embossed the maple leaf from the Gently Falling set in Early Espresso powder, and used the Tags 4 You Thanksgiving greeting with a Crushed Curry 1-3/4" circle punch to make the tag. The top two layers were wrapped with Early Espresso Baker's Twine and finished off with three Cajun Craze Candy Dots.
 
Happy Stamping! Enjoy!
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Thankful Banner


 
Using the Stampin' Up! Canvas Banner Flags I wanted to see how they handled just stamping directly on them instead of stenciling. So I combined the Gently Falling set and the colors of Crushed Curry, Tangerine Tango, Soft Sky, Sahara Sand, and Chocolate Chip to stamp a pleasing background of assorted leaf combinations on each flag. Then using the Sweater Weather Designer Series Paper, 2" rosettes were made. Starting with the  3" circle framelit with Crushed Curry paper,  sponging the edge with Tangerine Tango ink next, and finally stenciling "thankful" in Chocolate Chip
made the word rosettes pop to life. A variety of ribbon and button accents were added. Once the flags were strung on the jute cord, then scraps of torn fabric were added between the flags.  I hope this idea will inspire you in your Thanksgiving decorating.

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Sunday, October 13, 2013

October Club - Photopolymer Thank You Set


 
This card looks WAY BETTER in person. I had not yet purchased one of Stampin' Ups! photopolymer stamp sets until this one. I have to say I like them except the ink color doesn't clean all the way off the stamp. It also helps to use the piercing mat as a stamping base so the photopolymer stamp has a cushy base to press into. The color theme is Summer Starfruit, Gumball Green, and Early Espresso. That ribbon is Chocolate, not purple in color.  Paper piercing around the edge gives it a nice touch I think.

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October Stamp Club - Six Sided Hexagon - CASEs



 
Both of these cute cards were CASEd, unfortunately I can't give credit where it's due. I'm sorry. I just like how versatile this set is. So many ways to combine the hexagons to make fun, cheery cards. The hexagon dry embossing folder helps bring the designs together!  I also love the idea of using one of the hexagon designs to punch the bitty butterfly from.

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October Stamp Club - Halloween Bats



 
This card uses the Bitty Butterfly Punch with the 1/2" circle punch to make the cute bats. I also combined a quote from the Yippee Skippy set with Seasonal Sayings for this cute result. I love Washi Tape too, it really pulls the card together. Using the Deco Label Framelits with a little sponging technique really makes this an easy Halloween card to produce quickly.
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October Stamp Club - Halloween Original

 
This month at Stamp Club I was emphasizing the Six Sided Sampler set. This card is an original design turning the hexagon into a pumpkin! What do you think? I couldn't resist using some googlie-eyes and a hand drawn mouth. I also wanted to see what dry embossing on Designer Series Paper would look like and I like the result.  Thanks for taking a look.

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Monday, September 23, 2013

Easy Spooky Banner


 
 
The Spooky Banner shown in the Holiday Catalog is very easy to make. All you need is the Build a Banner Simply Created Kit (133507 - $19.95) and the Halloween Banner Simply Created Accessory Kit (132698 - $9.95). The cool part is once you have the build a banner kit, you'll get all the stencils you'll need to make many more banners and you'll have 12 more flags to work with from your initial investment. So you could make a "winter" and "spring" banner if you'd like. Then if you get the banner bug to make even more you'll just need the Banner Simply Created Kit (132699 - $9.95) to get more canvas flags.

The color theme is Pumpkin Pie, Summer Starfruit, Basic Black, so you'll need those inks and sponge daubers to do the stenciling. My cardstock strips are 2" wide with the matching banner notch cut by using the canvas banner as a pattern.

I jazzed up the banner with two more rosettes (they need to be 2" wide by 16" long, scored at 3/8" intervals) with the Witches Brew Designer Series Paper (132185 - $10.95), and added some buttons and googly-eyes to top it off.  Isn't it darling?


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Sunday, September 22, 2013

The Washinton State Fair Demonstration Booth - Sept. 15

Last Sunday I demonstrated rubber stamping techniques at The Washington State Fair for two hours (formerly known as the Western Washington Fair or the Puyallup Fair.)  This is my second time volunteering. It is a blast to talk with people, meet other demonstrators, and show off Stampin' Up! products.  The two hours fly by. Next year stop on by!
 


 (I displayed a few swaps I received at Convention, plus some of the Make and Takes I did there too, along with my original work.)

Thanks for taking a look today. Come visit again!

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Sunday, September 8, 2013

A Helpful Hint!

Ever since I began my Stampin' Up business almost 3 years ago now, I've been using my small paper snip scissors to lift pearls and rhinestones off their backing and onto the cards I've been making. Recently however, I decided to try using the SU piercing tool instead. Oh My Gosh, what a difference using the right tool does for a person!  There are several positive benefits to using the piercing tool: 1) you really can get the jewel just where you want it, 2) you always get the sticky backing picked up with the jewel, so no more wasted jewels, and 3) best of all - you don't have to clean your paper snips with "Undo" as often. So time saved!

I hope this tip will help you as much as it has me! Have a great day!

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Sunday, September 1, 2013

Stamp Club Cards for Sept. 7 and 8

As I start my new stamping year, I decided to focus on a couple sets each month. So here are my designs for this coming weekend.  Chalk Talk and Label Love are the two sets. Be inspired!

Chalk Talk

Wood Mount Chalk Talk     130631                                                 
Price: $25.95

Clear Mount Chalk Talk 130634                                                                                             
Price: $18.95

Chalk Talk Framelits Dies
Chalk Talk Framelits Dies 129983
Price: $24.95
See what you're cutting with Framelits dies. Use with the Big Shot and Standard Cutting Pads. (And if you use the Magnetic Platform too, the Framelits will stay where you put them). Chalk Talk Framelits Dies are designed to cut images from Chalk Talk, Notable Notion, and Lovely Romance Stamp Sets.

* 7 dies (largest: 2-3/16" x 3-1/2")
* Cuts a single sheet of paper


 
Inspired and CASed from Stephanie Pike.
Color Theme: Very Vanilla, Basic Black with Cherry Cobbler accent color. Used Modern Medley Designer Series Paper (#126902 $10.95)  Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding (#120992 $6.95) Honeycomb Embossing Folder ($129378 $7.95), Rhinestone Jewels (#119246 $4.95). Retired Products are 1-1/4" Striped Grosgrain Ribbon and Cherry Cobbler button.
 

Inspired by "Stamping Up North" blog.
Color Theme: Calypso Coral, Pool Party, Smokey Slate.
Epic Day This and That Designer Series Paper (#130814 $ 10.95), Silver Glimmer Paper (#124005 $4.95), Beautiful Baroque Embossing Folder (#130917 $7.95) dragged with White Craft Ink on top, Elegant Butterfly Punch (#127526 $15.95), Rhinestone Jewels (#119246 $4.95), Subtles Candy Dots (#130933 $5.95).

Label Love

Clear Mount Label Love 130622
Price: $17.95

Wood-mount Label Love 130619
Price: $24.95
Have you ever been accused of over-labeling? Then the Label Love Stamp Set is perfect for you! Use one of six pre-created labels, or customize one of your own. Coordinates with the Artisan Label Punch. 

Artisan Label Punch
Artisan Label Punch 130920
Price: $15.95
Punches are a quick and easy way to add interest, dimension, and color to your cards, tags, and scrapbook pages. You can glue punched shapes directly onto your projects or layer a sheet of Cardstock that has been punched over a coordinating Cardstock for a reverse effect.

* Sleek body style
* Large surface area offers precise cutting and leverage
* Locks to store
 
My original design.  Color Theme - 2012-2014 In Colors - Raspberry Ripple, Primrose Petals, Midnight Muse, and Summer Starfruit. Night of Navy cardstock. Retired Designer Series Paper. Mixed Bunch stamp set. Striped Embossing folder with Summer Starfruit ink wiped inside of folder before embossing. Blossom Flower Punch was used then staggered the two flowers and curled up the top flowers edges. Used narrow sticky tape and sprinkled with Dazzling Diamonds glitter for accent effect.
 
CASed from Steffi at Kuchenduft and Kinderlachen (A German SU Demo) just changed the greeting.
 
Color Theme: Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, and Whisper White. Made my own polka dot paper with stencil from Build a Banner Simply Created Kit (#133507 $19.95), White Craft Ink, Sponge Dauber on Crumb Cake cardstock. Accented with Tea Lace Paper Doily (#129399 $2.95), 3/4" Cherry Cobbler Chevron Ribbon (#130012 $8.95).

If you have any questions, contact me. I hope you enjoy the designs this month!  Thanks for visiting my blog.
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New Collection of Single Christmas Stamps - Oh so beautiful!

                                


There are a lovely selection of single stamps that Stampin' Up! just released recently just in time for your Christmas card creations.

A Gift for You Clear-Mount Stamp Set
A Gift For You Clear-Mount Stamp Set
134765
Price: $4.95

Add to your gifts with this small tag. Whether you attach it to a gift card or a box, it still sends the same message. Coordinates with the Label Bracket Punch. Clear-mount.

Fits Clear Block C.


                                                  Be Merry Clear-Mount Stamp Set

Be Merry Clear-Mount Stamp Set 134767
Price: $8.95
It’s easy to create tags for your Christmas needs with the Be Merry Stamp. Add it to treats or gifts for that handmade look. Coordinates with the Chalk Talk Framelits Dies. Clear-mount.

Fits Clear Block E.


  Cheers Clear-Mount Stamp Set

Cheers Clear-Mount Stamp Set 134769
Price: $5.95
Making holiday cards? Use this sentiment in your creations. It’s a simple thought to help your loved ones know you are thinking of them during this wonderful season. Clear-mount.

Fits Clear Block D.

Christmas Star Clear-Mount Stamp Set
Christmas Star Clear-Mount Stamp Set 134813
Price: $9.95
Share the brilliance of the Christmas season with this beautiful star. Add it to cards, gifts, d├ęcor, etc. to brighten someone’s day. Clear-mount.

Fits Clear Block F.

Joy and Love Clear-Mount Stamp Set
Joy And Love Clear-Mount Stamp Set 134771
Price: $6.95
Spread the joy and share your love with this adorable tag stamp. It will make your gift-tagging tasks simple. Coordinates with the Deco Labels Collection Framelits Dies. Clear-mount.

Fits Clear Block E.

Magical Season Clear-Mount Stamp Set
Magical Season Clear-Mount Stamp Set 134777
Price: $5.95
This magical season calls for hope, peace, and joy. Use this stamp to share your sentiments on your holiday treats, gifts, and cards. Coordinates with the Chalk Talk Framelits Dies. Clear-mount.

Fits Clear Block D.

Prince of Peace Clear-Mount Stamp Set
Prince Of Peace Clear-Mount Stamp Set 134811
Price: $6.95
Celebrate the birth of Christ with this label. It will make a great addition to your Christmas cards and other holiday creations. Coordinates with the Deco Labels Collection Framelits Dies. Clear-mount.

Fits Clear Block E.

Wonderful Blessing Clear-Mount Stamp Set
Wonderful Blessing Clear-Mount Stamp Set 134779
Price: $8.95
Focus your Christmas creations on the birth of Christ with this image. Stamp it on your cards and tags and share the Christmas spirit with your loved ones. Coordinates with the Circles Collection Framelits Dies. Clear-mount.

Fits Clear Block E.

Aren't these a great selection? I sure think so! Order them and store them in a Clear Mount Case  #119105  set of 4 for $5.95.
 
Thanks for taking a look! Happy shopping!
 

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