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Friday, November 13, 2015

Shaker Window Frames - Pretty Pink Posh November Release Blog Hop

Hi everyone!  I'm so excited to be here today as a part of the Pretty Pink Posh November Release Blog Hop.  This hop is so big and full of inspiration that we had to spread it out over two days!  This is day two of the hop.  To make sure you don't miss any of the goodness, make sure you head to the Pretty Pink Posh blog to start each day from the beginning.  If you're coming to me from Heather Hoffman, you're hopping along just fine.  There are lots of fun new products to check out, including 3 new stamp sets with coordinating dies, 2 new die sets and a bunch of new sequins and beads for your embellishing pleasure.  (I've linked all of these awesome new products below.)



I've created two projects for today's hop, using the Stitched Photo Frames dies along with the Holiday Friends stamp set and the Rainy Days stamp set.  I thought it would be fun to create some shaker frames and since I've been doing a whole lot of Christmas projects lately, I really wanted to include a project that you can use all year round too!


I started by stamping the umbrella image from the Rainy Days stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  I colored in my image with some red violet Copic markers.  I've linked all the colors used below.  I started with my medium shade.  I really wanted to keep the light part as light as possible, so that's why I chose not to color the entire image with my lightest shade initially.  I then blended that out with the lightest marker.  I added the darkest shade along the bottom and then blended that out again with the lightest shade, being careful not to go over the area that I wanted to remain the lightest.  This creates contrast between the shades.  I'll walk you quickly through the Copic coloring in the video tutorial below.


Once the image was colored, I used the coordinating dies to cut the image out.  I love it when stamp sets have coordinating dies.  You can always fussy cut your images with scissors, but you just can't beat the nice clean line you get with a die.  Plus, you can use the dies for other techniques as well.

To create my shaker frame, I cut the Stitched Photo Frame from Neenah Solar White card stock and two layers of fun foam.  The foam allows me to build a solid base for the shaker window.  I layered the fun foam pieces on the card front, one on top of the other, using some liquid glue.  I then filled the window portion of the foam die cuts with some Silver Shimmer seed beads and Sparkling Clear sequins.  To seal it up, I attached a piece of acetate over the window and then topped it off with the die cut from white card stock.  This makes for a quick and easy shaker window.  If you don't have fun foam, you can always use foam adhesive to build up your shaker window.


I added a heat embossed sentiment to the front of my card as well.  I decided to stitch it on to add a little gold in to the design of the card.  I also added some mini hearts cut from metallic gold card stock to repeat the gold elements.  Wouldn't this make an adorable baby shower card?  Or wedding shower card?  I happen to have used it for a housewarming card.


I finished off the card by adding some patterned paper along the card edge and some Sparkling Clear sequins on the front of the card.  I love the fluid movement of the shaker guts when you add the seed beads.  It makes the sequins move so freely and adds a nice element of added noise.


For the second project, I used the Winter Friends stamp set.  This stamp set has some fun images and critters that can be tucked inside the stocking, mug or ornament.  They would also be adorable combined with the Pretty Pink Posh Darling Friends stamp set (a Simon Says Stamp Stamptember exclusive).

Once again, I did a little Copic coloring to color my images.  I chose some traditional Christmas colors for this card, but these would be so fun colored in some bright turquoise and pink tones.  Once colored and die cut, I added some clear Wink Of Stella to add shimmer to the ornaments.


I stamped the holly image from the Winter Friends stamp set using a Hero Arts Ombre Green ink pad.  Honestly, it was the best green I had in my stash for the tones I needed.  I stamped a few in the mid tone green ink, and a few in the darkest tone.  I die cut them and added them to the tops of the ornaments for an extra special touch.  Because I didn't stamp in multiple colors, I used the 4mm Raspberry sequins as my berry on each of these images.  I simply attached them using the Ranger Multi Medium Matte.


To add some dimension to the foremost ornament, I used an Epoxy dot.  These 1 inch dots fit the ornaments perfectly.  It adds shine and dimension.  You could also add a layer of Glossy Accents and achieve a similar look.  This is just a quick and easy way to accomplish the dimension and shine without having to wait for dry time (or risk putting your hand in it...like I always seem to do).


For this shaker mix, I created my own custom Christmas mix.  I combined Sparkling Clear, Metallic Gold, Raspberry and Mossy Green sequins.  I love this traditional Christmas color scheme.  And I love mixing my own sequin mixes.


So there you have it!  Two fun shaker window frame cards...one for the holidays and one for all year round.


Let's talk PRIZES!  For each day of the hop there will be 2 $25 gift certificates up for grabs.  Simply leave a comment at each stop along the hop by 11:59 PM PST on November 16th, 2015 to be entered to win.  The winners will be announce on the Pretty Pink Posh blog on November 18th, 2015.

Now your job is to continue to hop along so you don't miss any of the fabulous projects created by the Pretty Pink Posh design team and guest designers.  Your next stop is Julia Altermann.  I'm sure she has something fabulous to share with you.  And if you ever get lost along the way, you can head back to the Pretty Pink Posh blog for guidance.

Thanks for stopping by today!  I hope you've enjoyed these projects.  I'd love to hear which one you could see yourself making.    I'll be back tomorrow with more card making goodness...so be sure to check in with me again!  Until then, I hope you have a fabulous day!

Watch The Video

You can watch this video in HD on YouTube by clicking HERE.  Don't forget to subscribe while you're there so you don't miss any of my card making videos.

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109 comments:

  1. Super fun and beautiful cards, love these shakers!! Thanks for the video too!

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  2. OH, these are fun shaker cards. Very pretty colors.

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  3. Beautiful card , I especially love the first one. Thank you for the video too.

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  4. Beautiful card , I especially love the first one. Thank you for the video too.

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  5. Carissa, I love, love, love these cards. Really great release, and you did such a beautiful job of showing them off. You always add just the right amount of embellishments in just the right places. Thanks for sharing and always inspiring.

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  6. I loved both of these cards and really enjoyed your videos on them... Thank you for sharing!

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  7. Pretty cards! I love shaker cards and these are absolutely fabulous!

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  8. Gorgeous cards! So appreciate the YT video. Your videos are always super inspiring for me!

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  9. I really like the clear sequins used as rain~!

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  10. Adorable shaker cards. Thanks for the video and the inspiration!

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  11. Both cards are beautiful! I do love shakers! Thank you for the video - I enjoy watching you create!

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  12. Fabulous cards! Love the shaker elements! I really have to try my hand at one of these!

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  13. Super fun and beautiful cards, love these shakers!!

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  14. Wow, these are beautiful! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  15. Beautifully done shakers! Love all the little details especially the sparkly ones!!

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  16. Inspired to try some shaker cards! Love the use of the epoxy dot on the ornament too!

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  17. These are gorgeous...the ornaments look "real"! Thanks for the video.

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  18. Great cards. Love the shaker with the umbrella. I can't seem to manage a shaker so I'm going to watch the video. Thank you.

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  19. WOW!!!!! Love these shaker cards!!! The ornaments card is my favorite :)

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  20. Absolutely LOVE the Showers of blessings card!
    So unique and beautiful!

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  21. I love both of your cards. What a creative way to use the photo frames.

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  22. Great Cards! I love this release! Thanks!

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  23. Simply wonderful!
    Anna from Frankfurt / Germany
    tini.651 at web.de

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  24. I absolutely love these gorgeous shaker cards, just lovely!

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  25. both of these pretty cards have such beautiful coloring !

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  26. I alway enjoy watching you creating wonderful cards! Thank you for sharing :)

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  27. Look I love your designs!!! Love making shakers and these cards are darling

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  28. OMG- I love your holiday shaker card ... gorgeous!

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  29. The shaker cards are fantastic.
    I love the window with the umbrella.
    The ornaments are so bright and colorful in their card.
    thanks for sharing.

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  30. LOVE both of your awesome shaker designs! And thanks so much for all the precise descriptions and wonderful video!

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  31. Wow... beautiful colors and dimension! Just amazing shaker cards!

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  32. Love all the cards especially the shaker card!

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  33. Amazing cards and thank you for beautiful video.

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  34. I love the sparkle of PPP sequins and beads you added to your beautiful cards. Thanks

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  35. Love,love,love these cards! Really fun watching you create them. Thanks so much.

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  36. Wow...Your cards are so beautifully created! I would love to open up a card that you created on any occasion. PPP did an outstanding job with all the wonderful stamps and dies.

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  37. Fabulous cards as usual! Those frames are perfect for shakers cards!

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  38. I admire your card making style.. They are all Elegant and amazing... just love you n your card designs...

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  39. Super cute cards!!!!! Love the shaker loveliness!!

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  40. Really pretty cards! Thank you!

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  41. Both cards are awesome--love them!

    Chris L.

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  42. Your cards are wonderful especially the ornament one!!

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  43. Your cards are so fun and cute. Gotta love shaker cards.

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  44. Great cards! I really like how those droplets look.

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  45. Your shaker cards are super. My favorite kind of cards. Love the ornaments with the music background and the umbrella card with the "droplets" in the window is wonderful. Great designs...TFS

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  46. I love shakers and what a great job you did on these.

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  47. I just love those shaker cards!

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  48. You did a great job on both of these shaker cards. I especially like the ornaments against the music background. Very festive.

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  49. Oh my gosh, your shaker cards are awesome! I love the idea of using the fun foam instead of double sided tape for the shaker portion! That is such a terrific idea........would have never thought to do that! I made my first shaker card last month for a friends birthday and had issues with sequins sticking to the sides of the mounting tape so I am going to give the fun foam idea a try........especially since I have a huge stack sitting in my crafting room!!! Thanks for sharing!

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  50. Really liked your shaker card. It's so bright and festive looking. Everything pops - great dimension and color palette!

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    1. Forgot to mention that your Copic coloring of the red umbrella was very well done. Such a hard color to blend for me - you made it look easy. Thank you.

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  51. GORGEOUS shakers!!! Beautiful coloring. LOVE both of these ♥

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  52. Your red violet umbrella on the first card is gorgeous! And I love the gold accents. On your ornament card, I love the sparkle and the shaker!

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  53. Like the shaker style cards with wonderful colors.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  54. Love your cards!! Beautiful color combo and layouts!!

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  55. Beautiful cards! Very professional looking. Great design.

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  56. GORGEOUS cards Carissa!!!
    LOVE the designs of BOTH, LOVE your BEAUTIFUL inking and your CUTE shakers, LOVE IT ALL!!! SO CLEVER using the shaker for your raindrops!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing your CREATIVE INSPIRATION ... I'm BURSTING with it and feel the NEED to CREATE right NOW!!! I DREAM of making BOTH your cards and promise to practice my ink blending so that I can do it, hopefully real soon :)

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  57. Omg I'm in love with your cards, especially the first one!!!!

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  58. You make red and green vibrant and fun. Thank you for the great color

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  59. I like the first card but I love the second card. Something about the music behind the red and green just screams Christmas!

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  60. I can't tell you how much I love these cards, especially that second one. Beautiful, just beautiful! Thanks for sharing your talent with us.

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  61. FUN cards! Thanks so much for the video - love watching others creative process!

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  62. Beautiful cards!! I love those pretty ornaments, and of course those stitched photo dies.

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  63. Love love shaker cards! Beautiful cards made!

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  64. Stunning classic colors, such Beautiful cards..very inspirational.

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  65. Awesome shaker cards with fabulous coloring and wonderful sequin mixes! great details!

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  66. Fabulus cards Carissa! I love them both, but I think I would scraplift the Xmas card first as the season aproaches :) TFS!

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  67. Thanks for giving me new ideas for a new card. I was really inspired by your "unconventional" shaker card layout. Having the shaker element tilted sideways is too genius!

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  68. Your shaker cards are all so amazing and I can't wait for my PPP order to arrive so I can be inspired by your creative designs!!

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  69. absolutely gorgeous shaker cards.... love them both!!

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  70. Stunning shaker cards! I love the Christmas themed one especially because it looks so festive!

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  71. Those shaker cards are gorgeous. So many sparkly bits of fun!

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  72. I am soooo inspired to try my 'shaker' gift tag ideas! Your shakers are absolutely the best ever.

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  73. Gorgeous cards and such gorgeous coloring!!!

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  74. Oh my gosh I love your work and I think this is my first time to your beautiful blog! Both cards are pure beauty going to check out your video now,thanks!

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  75. I LOVE that Showers of Blessings card!!! From the great coloring on the umbrella, to the piano key stripes on the side and under the banner... and, of course, being a shaker, card, too = fabulous!!

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  76. Are you kidding me... I am blown away by the way you tied everything in together. I wish I had the talent you do! Amazing cards... both of them.

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  77. Oh WOW I love shaker cards so cool your colors are amazing too,

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  78. Love the shaker elements you made!

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  79. Both cards are so cute! Thanks for sharing!

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  80. Wow, both of these cards are truly amazing! I have to be completely honest, I have never made a shaker card before, but you have inspired me to give it a go. I love how you used these elements and showed us one holiday card and one that is suitable for all year round. I know I need to make the most of my supplies, like most people, and this whole release really seems very versatile. I am now a subscriber to your blog because I am so impressed with what you've shown and I can't wait to see more from you, as well as PPP.

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  81. I've been a You Tube subscriber for awhile now and I absolutely love to watch you create. Your design style is always unique and your instructions are easy to follow. Both cards are great but the umbrella one is my favorite. Thanks!

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    1. AMAZING INSPIRATION!! THANKS SO MUCH for sharing and for the chances to WIN!! Have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

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  82. I love your shaker cards! Your personal blend of traditional holiday colors of Pretty Pink Posh sequins is beautiful!

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  83. Love your picture frame shakers! Love your color choices, esp on your first card.

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  84. Amazing shaker cards with new Products from PPP. I just love them. Thanks for sharing and inspiration. And thanks for the super great blog hop! Kristina Pavlovic

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  85. wow - loved the video of your cards. Totally awesome

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  86. I really love both of these cards! They are fun and cheerful; a perfect way to brighten someone's day!

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  87. Beautiful shaker cards!! Love the colors. The shaker elements are very very pretty!

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  88. Gorgeous shaker cards...love the sequins and other shaker elements you used.

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  89. Gorgeous, gorgeous!!! Love the shaker elements - great eye for colors as usual :D

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  90. OMGosh I love them both, want everything to make my own sets!!!

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  91. Oh wow love your color choice and your design!! Shakers are always so much fun! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  92. I love the one card that makes the shaker box look like rain! Oh you are so clever and talented!!

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  93. So impressed with your cards here! You make shaker cards look so simple. Love love love your coloring, too!

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  94. AMAZING INSPIRATION!! THANKS SO MUCH for sharing and for the chances to WIN!! Have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

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  95. Great shaker cards - thanks for sharing your talents!

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  96. Gorgeous cards! Love all the SPARKLE!

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  97. Awesome projects. I really love the way you colored that umbrella. TFS

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  98. I've said it before and I'll say it again - GORGEOUS cards Carissa!!!
    ... I always enjoy Paulina's PPP "Guess The Designer" challenges :)

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  99. Wow!! So beautiful cards you have shared here. I love the idea of videos too, as all of your videos are useful and full of inspiration for me. Well I am looking for some ideas on decoration for corporate events Chicago venues for my office party. Can you share some ideas?

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