Friday, January 31, 2014

Mug Rug Blog Hop: Day 4

We're so glad you joined us for day four of the Mug Rug Blog Hop. Today we're getting a head start on Valentine's Day with some sweet heart-shaped mug rugs. Our design team used two Kanvas lines: Smooches by Greta Lynn and Puppy LoveDon't miss your chance at the end of the post to find out how to enter for a chance to win a fat quarter bundle of fabric!

Grab a mug and pull out those valentine chocolates! 
It's time to make a mug rug!


You'll Need:

  • 2-4 fat quarters of valentine prints (will make 2-4 mug rugs)
  • 9" square of batting per mug rug
  • Pinking shears



Smooches and Puppy Love: We <3 these prints!

Click here to download the pdf of the heart templates.

Make the Mug Rugs:

Print out the pdf with the heart templates and choose which size hearts you want to use. We used the largest, the 3rd largest, and the smallest on one mug rug, and the largest and 2nd largest on the second mug rug. Cut out the heart templates you want to use.

Cut two squares of fabric 2" larger than your largest heart. This will be the back and the background of the mug rug. Cut a batting square the same size. Layer the backing fabric, batting, and background fabric right side up.

Pin the cut out heart template on top.

Stitch around the outer edge of the paper heart. Use a walking foot for easier sewing. Remove the paper heart. 

Using a pinking shears, cut out 1/4" past the stitched line.

Choose your second heart fabric and heart template size, cut out a fabric square 2" larger than the template, and pin the template to the fabric. Cut out just past the template with the pinking shears. 

Position the medium-sized heart on the quilted large heart, center and pin. Stitch 1/4" inside the pinked edge to secure to the background. Repeat to make and sew on the small heart.

The back side:

Here's our second mug rug, made in the same manner.

Cute, aren't they?! Perfect for spreading a little love for Valentine's Day!



For a chance to win a fat quarter bundle of Benartex or Kanvas fabric, simply sign up to follow this blog, either through Bloglovin' (or another blog reader service) or email (both options are in the right hand sidebar) and leave a comment letting us know you follow. In your comment, also tell us your favorite thing about Valentine's Day. Leave a second comment and receive a second entry by following us on Facebook and letting us know. This giveaway is open through Friday, February 7 at 11:59 PM EST. 

Make sure you check out all the Mug Rug tutorials!
Day 1: Benartex Design Team featuring Bohemian Rhapsody
Day 2: Debby Kratovil from Debby Kratovil Quilts featuring Fossil Ferns
Day 3: Stitched Together Studios featuring Shaken or Stirred
Day 5: Candace from Saltwater Quilts featuring Gramercy
Day 6: Julie from The Crafty Quilter featuring Sweet Tweet
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146 comments:

  1. Lovely Mug rug! I love to surprise my friends with a little something on this day.I am a follower through bloglovin'.

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  2. My favourite thing about Valentines Day is telling my boyfriend how much he means to me. I follow via Bloglovin.

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  3. I loke/follow you on Facebook too.

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  4. Cute mug rugs! I follow via GFC.

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  5. I follow with bloglovin. I love the overall happy feeling that surrounds the holiday.

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  6. I follow via bloglovin and email. My favorite thing about Valentine's day is the little heart shaped tins I have had since my girls were small. I always put goodies in them on Valentine's day for when they got home from school. As the got older, I'd put notes in them directing them to somewhere in their rooms to find a surprise.

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  7. I follow bia Bloglovin. My favorite thing about Vday are the corny kid's Valentines. I'd buy a new box every year if my husband would let me ;)

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  8. I am following on bloglovin and I love valentines day because it is my Dad's birthday ! Thanks for the chance .

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  9. I follow with email and bloglovin. I love the little conversations hearts candy.

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  10. Love the fabric you chose for those sweet mug rugs!! I follow you via email and Bloglovin' so I don't miss a thing! Thanks for sharing a cute project in the hop!!

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  11. I follow by email. I love Valentine's Day because it is the one day of the year that you set aside to celebrate the person that you love. Thanks!

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  12. I'm a follower with Bloglovin'. I love Necco conversation hearts on Valentine's Day.

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  13. Following you on FB too. Thanks.

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  14. I follow via bloglovin....I'm a romantic at heart and I love creating heart gifts.

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  15. I follow by email, love these mug rugs! My favorite thing is the wonderfully sappy card my DH always gives me!

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  16. I follow by email. These are so cute and easy!

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  17. I follow by email. My favorite thing about Valentine's day is the chocolate!!

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  18. I follow on Facebook. I like to eat heart shaped cookies.

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  19. I follow with Feedly and via email, too. I love pink so Valentine's Day is the perfect holiday to increase my use of pink!

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  20. judieharron@yahoo.comJanuary 31, 2014 at 11:58 AM

    My favorite thing about Valentine's Day is to celebrate friendships with chocolate...yummy! Sweet fabric choices...I follow your blog on bloglovin, by email, on Facebook and through a subscription to Mr. B's Club... thanks for all the great patterns. judieharron@yahoo.com

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  21. I follow by email! My favorite thing about valentines day is chocolate . . . yum

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  22. I follow on bloglovin'. My favorite thing about Valentine's day is watching my grands find the little treats and cards I hide for them around the house

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  23. I follow via email. My favorite thing about Valentines Day is the chocolate! :)

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  24. Always looking for a new Valentine.

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  25. I love these mug rugs!!
    I love Valentines Day - hearts are one of my favourite shapes!
    I follow you via email!

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  26. Chocolates!!! I follow you via email.

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  27. I am a follower of this blog by email. I love Valentine's day because it is nice to hear from the one that you love just how much you are loved an appreciated - guys aren't usually very good at sharing this stuff at the best of times :)

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  28. Very cute mug rugs. my favorite thing about valentine's day is remembering to tell the people i love, how much I love them. i follow through email.

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  29. I love valentine's day, it's a day that we can stop for a moment and let our loved ones know we love them. I'm a follower of your blog on RSS or email feeds and on Blogger (just in case lol)

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  30. I follow via GFC and email. I loved it when my son was young and made sweet valentine's cards for me -- that always made Valentine's Day extra special.

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  31. My favorite thing about Valentine's Day is the candy:) I follow by email. These mug rugs are the cutest.

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  32. I do like you on facebook. Thanks.

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  34. A quiet dinner with hubby for Valentines is always nice!

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  35. I follow you on Facebook as well as Bloglovin!

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  36. I follow via e-mail. I don't really have a favorite thing about Valentine's Day - other than just celebrating love.

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  37. I also follow on Facebook. Thanks.

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  38. Bloglovin' and facebook follower both. Fun idea... especially if you put some lavender or cinnamon among the inner layers... the mug heat will activate the herbs and give out the scent.

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  39. Valentines Day became very special to me 51 yrs ago when my daughter was born!

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  40. My favorite thing about Valentine's Day is Chocolate! I follow through email.

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  41. I follow by e-mail. My favourite thing about Valentine's Day is the sparkle in my husband's eye!

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  42. I love it when there is a nice rose on the table! thanks for the chance.

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  43. I follow by mail.Cute coasters.My favorite thing about Valentine's Day is the candies.

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  44. I do like you on facebook. Thanks!

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  45. A handwritten note is my favorite.

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  46. I follow via email. Favorite thing about Valentine's is going out to eat with my hubby.

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  47. I am already a follower via email and also on Bloglovin'.

    My most favorite thing about Valentine's Day is doing anything alone with my husband, away from everything. I honestly don't care what it is as long as we get away from it all.

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  48. I have already liked you on Facebook.

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  49. I am making a pile of these, to give out to family when we travel next week! About Valentines... normally you get yummy decadent food to share with your love!

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  50. I follow you on Facebook! Thanks for the fun!

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  51. Thanks for the great Valentines inspiration! I follow you via Bloglovin and my favorite thing about Valentines day is chocolate!

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  52. pramuditahandaristi @ gmail . com

    I am following you on bloglovin'

    I love valentines day because I get to eat yummy food!

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  53. I follow 'Sew in Love with Fabric' via Bloglovin'
    Valentine's Day is another opportunity to express your love to your love.

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  54. I follow via email. I like to make special things for my grandchildren and these would be so cute. Thanks for the tutorial.

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  55. Adorable mug rug! I follow through feedly. Love reading this blog.

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  56. I do follow through Facebook.

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  57. I follow on Blogger. My favorite thing about Valentine's Day? CHOCOLATE!!!!

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  58. I follow on bloglovin, I like the chocolate at Valentines.

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  59. I follow by bloglovin. I love to eat chocolate and there is so much more variety on Valentines day

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  60. I follow your blog through Bloglovin' and my favorite part of Valentine's day is all the chocolate! :)

    Sandy A

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  61. I am happy to follow Benartex on Facebook. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

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  62. I love valentines day because of all the yummy chocolates and flowers that are EVERYWHERE. I follow on Bloglovin. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

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  63. My grandmother's birthday was on Valentine's Day which made it extra special. I also enjoyed decorating a shoebox and getting lots of cards from the kids in my class when I was younger. That was over 40 years ago, and I still have some of them.

    I follow via e-mail.

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  64. email follower

    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

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  65. I follow thru both Email & Bloglovin... Love your Mug Rugs!!

    I looove Valentine's Day!!! Love anything Heart's...so love the after Valentine Sales to buy up Clearance heart things..fabrics, etc etc,,,

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  66. I follow this blog via email. BTW, cute mug rugs
    k.castanette@hotmail.com

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  67. I follow on FB
    k.castanette@hotmail.com

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  68. Follow on Bloglovin (Renee Grandinetti)
    My favorite part of the day is a romantic lunch with my husband.

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  69. I follow by email. I love spending time with my wonderful husband on Valentine's Day. He fixes me dinner and we spend time together!!
    Love this mug rug. What a great idea!!

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  70. My favorite thing about V-Day is the candy. Otherwise my favorite thing would be is when it's over! I follow the blog via email: ksmith8@emich.edu

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  71. I just love all the red and heart shapes, and it's nice if I get chocolate or fabric. I follow via email and blogliving

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  72. Love the adorable heart mug rugs! My husband and I don't celebrate Valentine's Day because we believe that every day should be Valentines Day! Although..a little chocolate never hurt anyone. :D I follow via Bloglovin!

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  73. My favorite thing about Valentine's Day is the chocolate! I follow on Bloglovin. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  74. Funny - but I love Conversation Hearts - the old ones that taste like Necco wafers, not the new ones. I follow you via Bloglovin'.

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  75. When I was a child and attended a one room country school, Valentine's Day was one of the highlights of the year. We made most of our valentines from scratch and included every student on our list. Those wall paper and Sears catalog masterpieces were very special to us.

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  76. follow your blog and liked you on facebook

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  77. I follow via Bloglovin. thanks for the giveaway.

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  79. I love Valentine's Day because it evokes all sorts of wonderful childhood memories, making the little "mail" boxes for school and all those wonderful old Valentines (in the 1960's). I follow on Bloglovin! Thanks!

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  80. I follow through bloglovin, and my favorite Valentine thing....Chocolate!

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  81. I follow on FB as Kathy Newsom Davis.

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  82. I follow via email. My favorite thing about Valentines Day is that it is right after my birthday.

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  83. Follow via bloglovin. My favorite thing is the hearts and the colors, pink and red together with a hint of aqua make my heart happy.

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  84. I follow on Feedly. My favorite part of Valentines day is the chocolate-except for the year my husband bought sugar free chocolate.it was nasty but funny. He is more careful now.LOL

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  85. I follow by email. My favorite thing about Valentines day is making gifts for the people I love.

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  86. I follow on bloglovin. My favorite thing about valentine's day is that my husband buys my daughters roses each year. Love the tradition and we even save them too

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  87. love this am signing up to follow u on facebook right now
    judy

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  88. I follow by email. My favorite thing about Valentine's Day is the yummy chocolate :)

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  89. HI, HAPPY TO FOLLOW YOU VIA BLOG LOVIN'!
    MY FAVORITE THING ABOUT VALENTINES IS SHARING CHOCOLATE! THANK YOU FOR THE TUTORIAL-LOVELY LITTLE HEART MATS-PLUS A GREAT GIVEAWAY!

    cobaltt16@yahoo.com

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  90. ALSO FOLLOW YOU VIA FB.
    jldouglas@wispwest.net 19kelly71

    cobaltt16@yahoo.com

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  91. I love anything heart-themed for Valentine's Day - especially chocolate and other candy.

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  92. I follow via email. Ksmith8@emich.edu. My fave thing is candy!

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  93. I follow you on Bloglovin'. My favorite part of Valentine's Day -- chocolate, chocolate, and of course more chocolate!

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  94. Following by email. Chocolate desserts with strawberries are my favorite part of Valentine's Day.

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  95. I get your emails, am a Facebook follower, and get your preview packs. My favorite thing is buying my husband dark chocolate covered bacon. They only make it once a year and he loves it so much.

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  96. Valentines Day is so friendly. Another day when people are friendly.

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  97. Those are very cute. We always celebrate Valentines after or before the real day with a dinner out. I follow on Bloglovin.

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  98. Am following you on Bloglovin. My favorite thing about Valentine's Day is telling my friends & family how much I love them, especially my mother. This year, 2014, she will be 85 on Valentine's Day!

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  99. I follow via email... My favorite thing about Valentine's day is that no one is shy about telling each other how much we care about them!

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  100. I follow with RSS Feeds. Favorite thing about Valentine's Day is having my husband to share it with (gourmet chocolates are good to!).

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  101. My favorite thing about Valentine's day is sharing love.

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  102. I follow on bloglovin. My favorite thing about valentines day is when I have the day off to spend with my husband.

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  103. My favorite thing is GREAT chocolates at Valentine's. I follow via email

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  104. I follow on Bloglovin. My favorite thing about Valentines Day is seeing all the bouquets of flowers arriving at work and hoping one is for me!

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  105. My favorite this is all the yummy chocolates!

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  106. I follow you through Bloglovin. LOVE these adorable heart mug rugs! The fabrics are so pretty, but I love pink and red, sooo.... My favoriite things about Valentine's Day is getting a pretty plant for my garden. :)

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  107. I'm also a follower on Facebook. :) Thank you for the chance.

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  108. I follow with GFC. I love getting flowers on Valentines Day!

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  109. I follow you with blog lovin.' My favorite things about Valentine's Day are the colors (red and white!) and chocolate!

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  110. I Follow ya'll via email and Bloglovin.
    For Valentines Day I love all the corny little cards, the kind you exchanged as children. Sweet and funny:)
    Thank you.

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  111. I follow via email. I love seeing all the hearts, on cards or as decorations.

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