Friday, May 07, 2010

Episode 209 - Gift Packaging for Card Sets

Happy Friday Everyone!!



I am so excited today because I get to see my entire family this coming Wednesday!!!  My brother, who I haven't seen in 14 years, my 2 aunts, who I haven't seen in about 16 years, and my grandma, mom, and sisters!  It is going to be one big family reunion/wedding!!  I am leaving on Monday for my week long trip but I plan on having some fun things scheduled on My Pink Stamper.  I will be here in spirit and checking in from Utah.

Here is a quick video showing how I packaged up some cards for Teacher Appreciation Week.  I hope you like it!


107 comments:

  1. Have a great time with your Family and make TONS of Memories!!!!!

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  2. Robyn, have a safe fun trip. WOW, I'm sure you will be so happy to see everyone. Years go by so fast. That's wonderful. Enjoy. I'll have to wait until I get home from work to watch the video, can't watch at work ;)

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  3. It is always so much fun to get together with family! Have a great time, Robyn! I get the same message too.

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  4. WOW.. you haven't seen your family in such a long time!? I really hope you guys have an awesome gathering! But don't forget about us Robyn.. we need you in our lives! LOL Have tons of fun!

    Terrie B.
    Terriennz at att dot net

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  5. Have a great trip and enjoy your family. Family is so important to me. Have a safe trip and have lots of fun and take lots of pictures.

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  6. Enjoy your family! Wow 14 year is a long time to not see your brother!
    Looking forward to seeing your video when it's ready!

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  7. Great video! I am heading to my scrap area to package some sets!

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  8. Love the video! thanks for all the great ideas! Have a great time with your family! We will miss you!
    Donna

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  9. I saw it such cute ideas, thanks! travel safe :)

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  10. Cute idea!!! TFS. Have fun with your family!!

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  11. Thanks, Robyn - that was awesome! I will definitely use those ideas. :)

    http://scrappymel.blogspot.com

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  12. I am so happy you get to go see your family. I am sure you are going to have a really special fun time. Thank you for taking the time to post a video. I love those cards. Wondering if have made videos of them. That bee is just too cute.

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  13. Love these ideas....thanks for the heads up on where to get the packaging!

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  14. Cute simple ideas on how to pkg. handmade cards as gifts. Thanks!
    I hope you have a wonderful time with your family and friends! We'll miss you ... thanks for still thinking about us when you're away.

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  15. Very Cute Robyn. I love the little clear box. I still can't believe that you have time to do all that you do with 5 kids. I have 4 and I am struggling to find time to craft. Keep up the great work.

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  16. Great ideas for packaging. TFS! Have a wonderful trip and Happy Mother's Day!

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  17. Awesome Robyn. Both ways are adorable. Have a great trip, relax and enjoy.

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  18. Very cute and professional looking. Thanks Robyn.

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  19. Your gift packaging turned out so cute! I'm your children's teachers will love them! Hope you have a fun and safe trip to Utah! TFS!

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  20. Hi Robyn, have a wonderful weekend with your family and Happy Mother's Day. Great idea.

    dendearmas@aol.com

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  21. This couldn't have been posted at a better time. I have a friend who requested a few cards, and I'm making some for her. Now I'll be able to present them very nicely. Great video once again! Enjoy your trip and family.

    Belair211 at gmail dot com.

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  22. I had the same problem but if you click on UTUBE at the top of her website you can access video through there. Cute idea's could be for a girlfriend gift or people who provide you with services. Have a great week with your family. Mindy1qc@msn.com

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  23. Awesome ideas! Enjoy your time with your FAMILY!!!

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  24. Robyn,

    Have a great time. Don't forget your camera so you can take those unposed sneaky shots that will enhance the memories later.

    I was able to access the video without any problems.

    I can't get clear bags this late, but you gave me an idea to just use a band of paper or a ribbon.

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  25. Great ideas in your video!!! I will have to try this one for sure! Have fun with your family in Utah!

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  26. Great video Robyn. Thanks for taking the time out to post. Have fun on your reunion/wedding trip. I can't imagine not seeing my brothers at all, and I have three of them. They all live close by fortunately.

    Your cards are always so beautiful. Thanks again.

    Marilyn C.


    mmc123mac at yahoo dot com

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  27. thanks for the great packaging ideas!

    my daughter waited until late Wednesday night to say oh by the way this is teacher appreciation week. so i spent last night making a large purse from the forever young cartridge and 4 3" cards with envelopes from wild cards to send with her today. just got an email and she loved it!

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  28. Great ideas!!..Have fun on your trip :)

    Hugs, Sheena

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  29. Such great ideas, Robyn! I'll have to try that next year :)

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  30. Robyn,

    Where do you buy the envelopes that you use for your cards. ie. square card envelopes, etc.

    Cheryl Molina
    cmccheryl@juno.com

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  31. Aww, the picture doesn't show for me. :(

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  32. Truly a cute idea, so thank you! Have a great trip and family gathering.

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  33. Soooo cute! I love it! I think I may do that for my mom for mother's day! She's been wanting some cards and this looks so nice. I wish you would have shown all the cards, the two that we saw are super cute!
    Diana
    dvperez@comcast.net

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  34. LOVE LOVE LOVE this idea. I am in the process of making cards for a lady at my church and she wanted something to keep them in and I have been racking my brain! Thanks so much for the inspiration. Have a wonderful time at the wedding!

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  35. Happy Travels..Be safe..Great idea!!

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  36. Great ideas! Thanks for the info on Clearbags too. Have a fun trip!

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  37. Cute ideas! BTW, is that a new ring on your finger? I've just seenm it lately. It looks beautiful! Have a great weekend in Utah!
    Angie

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  38. This is adorable,I own a baby/children's boutique,and I am always having people come in buying birthday gifts.I have thought about hand making some cards to sell in the shop,but I wasn't sure how I would package them,I have TONS of these cello bags.Thanks so much for the ideas,and have a wonderful time with your family!!!

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  39. that was realy sweet to make this for you kids teachers sometime we need to tell them they do a great job teaching are kids. for little pay. my daughter and daughter N Law are both teachers.

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  40. Have a great time on your trip! I enjoyed your video so stinkin' cute - again today!!

    You cracked me up when you were talking about missing your "P"!!

    Also, when you said "Powell is one of your kids' last names" - of course I knew what you were meaning!

    Always enjoy your ideas - Thanks!

    lunker31 at hotmail dot com

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  41. See, I told you your video would be wonderful... Rreally liking those plastic boxes!!!

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  42. Thanks for the packaging tips. I've marked the website for future orders. Have a safe and fun trip!!!

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  43. Another great idea Robyn!!!!

    Annette

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  44. Cute ideas. Since I have no kids I won't need to make them for teacher appreciation. But they could make good gifts throughtout the year homebound ladies that like to correspond with others.

    Enjoy your family after so many years. I know what that is like. I guess it has been 32 years since I've seen my only living aunt. I went 16 years between visits with a sister. Life is busy and time just gets away from us.

    pjballewatgmaildotcom

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  45. Adorable quick and easy1 Great ideas.

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  46. Safe trip & enjoy your family. thanks for keeping us active while your away & you still will peek to see how we are. You are great, blessed and creative. I really like your video. This year I actually remembered Teacher Appreciation day. Yahoo for me.

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  47. Neat idea. That would be something nice to give away on the blog when you start getting to many cards. Have a safe trip.
    HAPPY MOTHERS DAY!

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  48. The packaging looks good! I'm sure the teachers will love them. Have a fun time at the family reunion/wedding! Safe travel!

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  49. Hope you have an amazing trip and those are great ideas! You have inspired me to stock up on handmade cards because I'm tired of rushing around the night before a special occassion trying to throw something together.

    P.S. Go Teachers!! <3

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  50. Great packaging ideas Robyn! Thanks for sharing them via video.

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  51. Wish I would have seen this before I gave my gift. I just tied a ribbon around the gift cards I gave.

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  52. Hope you have a great trip with your family. Love the card idea for teachers.

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  53. Robyn-Enjoy your family & trip! Thanks for the ideas and all you do.

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  54. Love, LOVE, Love it!! Will definately use this idea. Would have loved to have seen all of your beautiful cards and envelopes before you packaged them! :0) Thank you for all you do for us - I have learned so much from you and have referred people to your site in the middle of Hobby Lobby at the Cricut display more than once! LOL! Take care and enjoy the vacay and fam!

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  55. What awesome gifts! I'm sure the teachers just loved them! Love the packaging!! :)

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  56. Love the packaging with the cute little cards.

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  57. You should have showed us the cute cards that you put in the packages.
    Have a safe trip. Enjoy your relatives!
    Penny
    barefoot at spyfbi dot com

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  58. What a great idea. Have fun this week. Thanks for sharing

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  59. Have a wonderful Mother's Day and a very safe trip and visit with your family. How exciting to see those you haven't for so many years. Be safe and enjoy.

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  60. YAY for Utah lol! I have lived here all my life and love it here! You probably dont get to read all your comments but if you happen to read this just wanted to let you know the weather should be pretty nice here (it just snowed last week) and I hope you enjoy your stay- where ever you will be in Utah!! :)
    ~Megan

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  61. Robyn I love this idea. I don't have any teachers to make them for, but I do have a gal who's mom is going through cancer and I told her that I would make her some cards to send to her mom. What a cute way to send them. I am going to use your box idea! Thank you! Have fun visiting with your family. I bet you will have lots of pictures to scrapbook when you get back! LOL XOXO, Julie. :0)

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  62. Please give us the dimensions of the clear box, I'm having a hard time finding them on clearbags.com.
    Thanks,
    Donna

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  63. Disregard my question about the size of the boxes, I found them and ordered them! Thanks,Donna

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  64. Be safe my friend & enjoy your family time!
    Those clear boxes are my FAVORITE!!
    the teachers will be very happy!
    hugs,
    Emma:)

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  65. Have an amazing time with your family. Thank you for sharing cute teacher appreciation ideas.

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  66. i wish you a great reunion! I'll see my family tomorrow for mothers day, but that's not really special because they live all five minutes away!

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  67. I pray you and your family have a wonderful time. Do have a safe trip. Enjoy and mae memories too.

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  68. Love both ways of packaging these super cute cards.
    Have the most wondeful week with your family.
    Kim xXx

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  69. Thanks for the idea, my kids are out of school but you can really use this for anything

    Thanks again,

    Teri

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  70. Have a wonderful time with your family. Keep posting the video's - love them!

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  71. Great packaging ideas. Simple cute !!! I am going to go to clearbags.com right away !!! THX! Enjoy your family reunion at the wedding! Martha Caballero
    mcaballerobrito@hotmail.com

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  72. Great idea! I will use this one again and again. Have a wonderful time with your family and at your sister's wedding.

    Anne
    higidget2 at yahoo dot com

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  73. Have a great trip and much fun with your family.
    I love the cute quick card set packages you shown us.

    MShady

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  74. Hi Robyn thanx for the video. I , myself forgot about Teacher's Appreciation Day I remembered last year but this year slightly sidetrack. But my son's teachers got Mother's Day gifts , so I somewhat made up for it.
    Have a blessed good time with your family, party and scrapbook hard, make the memories. I'll say a special prayer for your safe journey to Utah and back.
    smooches Marjorie

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  75. Very cool! Thanks Robyn. What fun to have a family reunion/wedding! Most of my extended family are gone. I have only 1 cousin left! And we never get to see each other. Thank heavens for email!!! I hope you have oodles of fun on your trip.

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  76. Great idea's, Robyn. When I was teaching, I loved all the great gifts my students gave to me. The cards make awesome gifts! Hope you have a terrific time with your family!

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  77. Robyn,

    I can't even imagine how excited you are to see everyone (especially your brother)!!! :) Have a safe trip...you're going to have such a great time!

    Thank you for taking the time to share! I love the cards & box.

    -Jennifer

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  78. Very Cute! How did you do the red ribbon on the bumble bee card? It looks woven... very cool!

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  79. Cute idea. I'm sure their teachers are going to be so appreciative. Have a fun and safe trip.

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  80. ProudArmyMom5/08/2010 11:02 AM

    What a great and easy idea--thanks for sharing~

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  81. Hi Robyn, Have tons of fun with your family. Enjoyed the video, was trying to get a close look at the cards also, they are sooo cute. Thanks for all you do.....

    Rosalie, CA

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  82. Really nice ideas. I will definitely use them.

    Judy

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  83. Nice
    chriswooten57
    mcwooten1999@carolina.rr.com

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  84. Great gift for anyone.

    Barb from Toronto Canada
    barbsmith2536@yahoo.com

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  85. Love the idea and thanks for the web site you get your clear bags. Have Fun on Mother's day!!!

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  86. I love that idea, Robyn!!! Great job as always!!

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  87. Have a wonderful time with your family! Be safe!

    FYI- there is no sound for this video....:( Looks super cute though!

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  88. What a Great idea to give the teachers! You obviously have a lot of samples sitting in your room and I am sure the teachers will love them.

    I can't imagine not seeing your brother for 14 years. It is great that you will get to spend time with your relatives. Have fun!

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  89. Oh so cool you will be in UT I live here in UT and now can you share some of your creative vibes my way.
    Thanks Scrappysonee

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  90. Love the packaging ideas Robyn . I've just had my Lil Sis & her clan staying with me this week end and it was fab we visited the The Happy Stampers North West festival which was awesome ! I wore my My Pink Stampers T Shirt with pride ! Have a safe trip Robyn and enjoy time with your clan :-)

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  91. Hey Robyn! I scraplifted this idea and gave some cards to some women i work with as Mother's Day gifts! it was too late for the teacher appreciation. Can't wait to see their reactions! Oh and it's nurses week too! I just love the excuse to sit in my craft corner and craft away!!

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  92. Oh Robyn, just have a wonderful time with your family, and so happy that you will have a chance to see your brother after 14 years that is a very long time, I have my third to oldest brother (I have 6) that I've not seen in about 12 years so I happy for you. I love the video and what a FABULOUS fun ideal will forsure make this one.

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  93. what a fast and 'professional' looking way to package those cards. Love them both. Off to find the boxes and bags. Love it!

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  94. I love both packaging ideas and those cards are so sweet..love the colors!!

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  95. How thoughtful of you to custom make cards & special packaging for the teachers. Something they can really use, too!

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  96. Hello Robyn:

    Have a great time, really enjoyed your packaging idea.

    sherita@gwu.edu

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  97. Thanks for reminding me about the clearbags website. I have always used their envelopes with flaps for single cards, but didn't consider packaging multiple cards like that! AND, the box is a must have! Placing my order now - too bad you don't get a commission.

    Have a wonderful trip!

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  98. Which bags do you use from Clear Bags.com?

    Cheryl

    can1162@new.rr.com

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  99. cute as usual..love your creations.

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  100. Really great ideas. Thanks for the idea. End of the year is coming up and what teacher couldn't use a few cards? Awesome!

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  101. Have a great vacation!! Still loving your video's!! Thanks so much for all the wonderful idea's!!

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  102. I was so distracted by how CUTE the cards you were packaging that I had to watch the tutorial over again a few times to see how you did it!

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  103. This is such an easier and nice gift to give. I might have to do something like this for my kids teachers. Thanks!

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  104. Please can you give more info on the size boxes you used. I am new to card making...what is A2 size?

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  105. Hey Robyn, I am trying to order those Clearboxes that you have used in this video, but I can't find them :-( Can you tell me what the order # or how to order those?

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