Thursday, October 6, 2011

Kawaii Wrapping Materials Book Giveaway

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Sandwiches! It's here!
The Japanese craft book I made with two other authors is on sale in a few days! You may have seen the sneak peek video of behing the scenes making.
I'm so excited I can finally tell you all about it.


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I worked with an incredible bunch of people. Tachibana-san, Killigraph-san, Shimizu-san, Kyou-san (she has designed patterns for mt tape!) and Boco-chan. Together we made かわいいラッピング素材BOOK.

It' s a book filled with all the cute materials you need to make cute wrapping and comes with a CD-rom with templates for envelopes and boxes of all shapes and sizes made by Killigraph-san. The templates all fit to an A4 sheet of paper so it's super easy to print and if you'd like to make them bigger you can easily enlarge on a photocopier.

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The CD-rom also has heaps (some aussie slang) of beautiful patterns designed by Kyou-san so you can print out your templates with patterns. And I made a collection of collages that you could print out on your templates too. One of the collages is a scatter of my craft pom poms and another is a little arrangement of flowers from my local Ozeki supermarket in Shimokitazwa. I thought it could be cute to see these printed on an envelope or mini box.

All of the patterns you see in these pictures (plus many more) are provided as image files on the CD-rom. Together we also made heaps of labels, stickers, seals and sticker strips so that you can print out on sticky back label paper and have fun decorating your packaging! There are hours of fun in this one book!


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As I was making the wrapping for the photoshoots I took photographs of the steps and work in progress. These are all shown in the book so even if you can't read Japanese, it's very easy to follow the how-to-make instructions.

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Our book goes on sale on 13th October. If you would like a copy you can order one online here.

AND. I would LOVE to giveaway a copy to a lovely Hello Sandwich reader. All you have to do is leave a comment below and I will draw a winner on Thursday 20th October!


Update: Thank you all so much for entering the giveaway and for your super kind words! The giveaway is now closed.


Love Love
Hello Sandwich
xoxo

251 comments:

  1. So exciting! I would love a copy of this beautiful feel-good book!

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  2. so pretty! would love a copy :)

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  3. This is so cute! I'd love to own one and try out all of those 8) GIVEAWAY, COUNT ME IN!

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  4. How exciting! Congrats and I can't wait this :D
    I can't believe Ozeki goes "supercute", but I know you can cast a spell on it ♡

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  5. Congrats on your new book! It looks really, really amazing & I would love to own a copy of it :D

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  6. このほんはとてもすてきです!おめでとう!I hope I'll win it!

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  7. what a pretty book! totally love it!

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  8. I would love to win a copy of this book to give to my father's partner - she has helped him look after my younger brother without complaint or concern for her own needs. She is a craft queen but hasnt time to work on her skills much because of my families demands. I think this would be a fantastic way to thank her.

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  9. Maybe I will be the lucky one??

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  10. X my fingers and hope to win a copy :)

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  11. Maybe I will be the lucky one?

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  12. How fun and exciting for you! I think it looks amazing and would love a chance to win a copy, thanks!

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  13. Gongrats! It looks all so pretty and cute!
    I would love to own a copy!

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  14. Fantastic! It looks so cute, you must be very proud. :-)

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  15. Oooooh love love love! I love your work Ebony! You have such a knack with layouts and complementary colours/patterns.

    sarahjb@hotmail.com

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  16. Love it! Makes me even more excited for Christmas gift wrapping season!

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  17. Your book looks amazing! I would love to win one! :)

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  18. wow, looks amazing, can't wait to see it in real life - like I need an excuse to buy new craft books!

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  19. Hi,

    Congratulations for your new book! :) I recently discover your blog and since I follow it everyday. :) I really enjoy your work.

    Cheers,
    Maïté

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  20. kawaiiiii! so cute :) tons of fun. pick me!
    letterstosushilover at gmail dot com

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  21. That all looks great! I would love love love to have a copy! Congrats on the release:)

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  22. Absolutely adorable - well done HS!

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  23. Oh what a fun and inspiring book...you must be very proud! It would compliment my copy of your gift wrapping zine very nicely!!!!!

    Chris

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  24. I can't believe how much I want this book. Could you leave a link or some advice on ordering from the Japanese Amazon website? Thanks so much! Congratulations on all your hard work and for the release! :D

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  25. Wow, looks beautiful! What a great job that must have been to work on. I'd absolutely love to win a copy.

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  26. Love your work, Ebony! Can't wait to see all the new creative wrapping ideas in this book! :)

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  27. This is so cute! Would be fun to make some of this things. Congrats on the book!

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  28. I need to get my paws on that.

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  29. I am happy it went out so good! I couldnt yet get a copy of your first zine, but i would be happy to gather one now > <! Keep up the awesome work, you're awesome and inspiring! <3

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  30. Love your work, Ebony! Can't wait to see the new creative wrapping ideas in this book! :)

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  31. I love it! Hopefully I get lucky ;-) It's a great job. Congratulations.

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  32. oh wow! nice wrappers! I'd love to get the book!

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  33. Fabulous, colourful and very inspiring. Just perfect for one of my creative neieces. Continue to do what you do so well. @RareNotions (on twitter)

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  34. It loos fantastic. Congratulations! I love the inclusion of the templates - they're great! Please count me in for your giveaway :)

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  35. Congratulations, this looks fantastic! I especially love the inclusion of the great templates :)
    Pease count me in for your giveaway!

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  36. Exciting! Congrats on your hard work and great out come, you must be so happy with it!!

    Will it be available on a non-Japanese site (assuming I don't win!?)? Even the English version of the amazon you posted is all in Japanese.

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  37. eep! i love it/want it!!! way to gooooo!

    i agree with Kezia- it is so difficult to use the japanese amazon...


    anyway, fingers crossed x

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  38. Looking good ;) Congratulations. I would love to win ther book so i could have a go at some pretty crafts :)

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  39. It looks lovely - jam-packed with ideas and inspirations C:

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  40. This book looks amazing!!! Congratulations on creating something so lovely. Xx

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  41. I'm not usually very lucky at these things, but I would love to win one of your books, so here goes my comment! :)
    You have a lovely, adorable blog and I hope you will get the chance to launch many more books like this one.

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  42. It is a wonderful book! If I can not participate, I live in Spain but I would love, for you blog is very inspiring.
    Greetings from Spain.

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  43. WOW-looks like a very inspiring book, so I would love to be in on this one...

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  44. Amazing! Well done! Can't wait to get my supplies out and start making!

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  45. I would love it as a prize and/or excited to see how I can get hold of it in the states! yeah for Hello Sandwich!

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  46. ooo! another book filled with promising pretty things to make! :)

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  47. pretty plleeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaaaassssssssssseeeeeeee!
    PS. you are kicking some serious goals over there!

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  48. What gorgeousness. Please count me in! J x

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  49. Congratulations on the book coming out. It must be so exciting.

    I'd love to use it as an excuse to do a bot of craft again!

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  50. The book looks so attractive. I would be more than happy to own a copy.:)

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  51. I would love to own a copy! I've been dying to start crafting for ages and the book looks wonderful! :3 ♥

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  52. Argh, this is SO cute! Would be an amazing gift too :3

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  53. Yea! I'd love a copy! And I live in Japan too!!

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  54. Ooh I love a good Japanese craft book. Yay

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  55. I would love a copy of this! I'm not sure if you can count me in for the competition... I'm living in Iraq right now and the postal system is a bit dodgy :)

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  56. So cute! I'm a sucker for paper stuffs.

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  57. Congrats Ebony! That house box is so cute! i want to make one myself :-o

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  58. love it love it love it!
    I'm grabbing my scisors right away!

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  59. I am so excited for your book to come out! I can't wait to try out some of the wrapping projects this holiday season! (Especially making those adorable house templates!) Congrats!!!

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  60. wow ! what good news !
    Congratulations, your book seems so beautiful, I would like a copy of course :)

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  61. I would love to have a copy! Looks fun :-)

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  62. Ooh! I would love to win a copy! Looks wonderful!
    Congratulations, Ebony!
    XXBEEBEE

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  63. everything's damn awesome! would really loovvveeeeee to own a copy!! <3

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  64. TOO CUTE!!! ah, all these colors are making me so happy!

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  65. omg this is so cute! I can see lots of hours of fun playing with the book. Thanks for the chance to win it!

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  66. So much comments already! I want to try my luck as well. It's a really nice book, congratulations!

    And thank you for your sweet comment on the video,
    xxx

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  67. congratulation!!
    the book looks so cute :)

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  68. Of course, winning a copy would be delightful, if not, I will be purchasing a copy,for sure.
    Traci

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  69. This looks amazing! Ah, I hope they'll sell this at my local Japanese bookstore. :)

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  70. So cute! I'll buy a copy even if I don't win^^

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  71. Congrats on the kawaii new book! I'd love to wow friends & family with some Hello Sandwich style wrapping!

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  72. Congrats to this new endeavour for you! The book looks amazing. ^_^

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  73. wow the book look amazing! I would love to get one!

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  74. Of course I would love to win your book!
    It looks truly wonderful.
    And the tutorials look so easy to follow even though I do not understand Japanese. :-)

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  75. Super cute!
    I'd be thrilled if I won a copy!

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  76. Sando this is AMAZING! Dream come true for you and for us fans! YAY! xxxx

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  77. Your posts make me miss Tokyo and Shimokitazawa! Congrats on the book!

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  78. Ah this is so cute and looks so helpful I'm especially grateful that it has easy pictures that follow the instructions which is good since I don't read too much Japanese. This would be so lovely to win ^w^

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  79. The book looks gorgeous. The pictures are so pretty!

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  80. Ah-mazing! well done girl! such a wonder achievement! xx

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  81. i would also love a copy, if i am chosen ^ - ^

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  82. The book looks so cute and cheery! :D

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  83. a delightful book! i would love to win one :)

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  84. it is cute i really want a copy of it!! i'm here for a chance to win but i'll definitely going to get a copy no matter what :D

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  85. So exciting! Please count me in on the giveaway.

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  86. What a fabulous book! i am totally in for this! especially since i missed out on your gift wrapping book, this sounds lovely! love love xox

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  87. とてもかわいい!What a lovely book. Congratulations on your publication. Looks like a must have for the bookshelf ♡

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  88. What a beautiful book! This made my day, filling my daydreams with adorable patterns! Even if I dont win, thank you for sharing!

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  89. Looks so delightful! loving your work as always :)

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  90. Wow! Love the book. Please also add me on your giveaway. Thanks!


    Luanne
    myfootahead@gmail.com
    http://craftersreference.blogspot.com/

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  91. Lovely patterns! So cute and colourful. I'm a long time admirer of your work!

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  92. I can't wait to read your new book. It's always amazing what comes out of collaboration. Congratulations!

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  93. This is soooooo cute! I woul love to have a copy!
    You are such an incredible an authentic artist!

    Good luck everyone!

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  94. Your works always look so beautiful! Id love to win a copy to try some of these out!

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  95. Tres adorable! I love reading your blog and viewing your pictures. They are always so bright and fun. Thanks for the giveaway!
    www.volthair.com

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  96. I've been waiting for a post about your book... and now here it is... The book is really really beautiful... Congrats and more power!

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  97. oh my goodness, i had some heart palpitations looking at these. so lovely! i would LOVE to have a copy of this book. :)

    omedetou!!!

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  98. This is beyond adorable! <3
    It's such a great result of all your hard work!

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  99. Amazing book! I just came back from Tokyo and it is such an amazingly creative city!

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  100. I don't know how you will pick a winner, sooo difficult.
    Would love a copy, looks amazing :)

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  101. Oooooh i hope i win win win a copy!!! this would sit pretty in my book shelf and be my favorite book EVER!

    ^_^

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  102. Super cute! Including die cuts is so useful.

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  103. I love it! It's really cute and perfect for Christmas gifts wrapping... :)

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    ovejitabe.blogspot.com

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  104. CONGRATULATIONS!!!! IT LOOKS A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!!!!!!!
    Would love love to win a copy! but if not, I will definetly buy one!!! ^_^!!!!
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  105. Would love to own a copy of your book. Keeping my fingers crossed!

    Louise

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  106. This is soooo exciting! SUPER CONGRATS! I love my Hello Sandwich zine and can't wait to get a copy of your new book! xoxoxo

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  107. My eyes are glued to the screen with these kawaii gift wrapping ideas!

    Thanks for a brilliant giveaway - I hope I can get my mits on this prize and try them out!

    ^_^

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  108. Want! Want! Want! It's gorgeous Ebony!!!! I will totally be buying it even if I don't win. Congrats!

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  109. congratulations! its so cute. i would spend hours pouring over it and marking pages with post its :) my pen pal club would have a field day with it.

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  110. Both your book and your blog are absolutely adorable and so inspirational! Keep up the great work. I would love to win a copy.

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  111. What an adorable book! You must be so proud. Congrats! Love to get my paws on one of these.

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  112. (^–^) My goodness! I would love to have this book! Looks fun and full of inspiration and paper goodness that I LOVE! I would love to learn what you share in these pages of such a lovely book! Exciting! ^^

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  113. congrats :) you're so inspiring! oh really want that book, so please pick me :D

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  114. Oh I would LOVE LOVE LOVE a copy of this book!! I bought your gift wrapping zine a couple of months ago and it is the cutest thing I've seen in a very very long time! I read it cover to cover as soon as I got it!
    It would be an absolute delight for me to read some more cuteness from Hello Sandwich!! Congratulations on the book!! xx

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  115. oh my gosh this book looks amazing!! :) your bubbly craftwork never ceases to make me smile - congrats on your successful collab! :)

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  116. It looks beautiful, congratulations. I would also love a look.

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  117. the colours and everything about it make me happy =o) congratulations, it's lovely! hope I win, otherwise I'm definitely buying it!

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  118. How exciting. Such lovely images Ebony -count me in too!

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  119. This is great and makes all of us so happy! Your blog is always an inspiration to me and I'm sure this book will inspire a lot of people too.

    Bye sandwich!

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  120. Looks incredible--I'd love to win one!

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  121. congrats on creating such a cute book! would love to own a copy to inspire me to keep on crafting!

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  122. This looks just so wonderfully inspiring

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  123. I really like your blog!!! Very inspiring.

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  124. Oh, my! I'd SO love to win this giveaway! :D I love what you do!

    Miki. mikimiannetta@gmail.com

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  125. Congrats on finishing the book~~it looks wonderful and I would love to have a copy!

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  126. i want that book! It's wonderful! ;)

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  127. It looks gorgeous! I'd love to win a copy. Congrats Ebony. x

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  128. How beautiful, I'm in need of some crafty inspiration right now!

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  129. yay! congrats on you new book, eye candy for sure!

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  130. How lovely of you, Ebony-san!! :D

    I do hope I win! I'm graduating from uni soon and this would be a lovely present from the crafty-gods!

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  131. So cute! I'd love to win a copy!
    Congratulations, it looks divine!
    xo
    rachel

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  132. I've just found your lovely blog, it's really interesting. I'd love to win your book! :)

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  133. This book looks great! If I don't win it I'll certainly buy a copy :)

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  134. Ohhh this is sooo cute! Lovely work! I hope I win :D
    Cheers from Buenos Aires!

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  135. ooooohh!! your book look super niceeeee,
    nothing mater that it is in japanese, it could be a a good excuse to learn the language hehehehe
    I need a copy!
    I hope that the book will do well so you can make more and more books :)
    gambatte! :)

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  136. yaya!! well done lovely. so proud. Can I blog this?

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  137. This book looks amazing! I would love to win a copy!

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  138. i love your oh so inspiring blog.. congrats on the new book! it looks amaaaazing. cant wait to get my hands on a copy. happy october <3

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  139. Wowee! Amazing stuff! Looks so jolly

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  140. I think I'm going to cry if I do get lucky! Waah

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  141. I love your new book!
    Can't wait to get my hands on one!
    Love from Singapore!

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  142. wow, that really looks amazing! thanks for sharing!

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  143. so many polka dots and lovely patterns... my heart is racing faster! :D

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  144. this book is so kawaii! very inspiring :) and the cd-rom would be so handy for projects and gifts! love love love this very much

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  145. congratulations ebony, it looks absolutely amazing! xox

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  146. I love everything about the book already!

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  147. how wonderful! greetings from germany!

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  148. I wish I'd win! The 20th October is my birthday, this would be such a lovely gift ^-^

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  149. Patterntastic! Congratulations. <):-)

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  150. i would love a copy of this, it's wonderful!
    :)

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  151. oh goodness gracious me. I would love a copy! It looks so amazing! <3

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  152. Congratulations on ur new book!
    Me!me!me! Choose me!

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  153. looks awesome, stuffed full of papery goodness :)

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  154. How exciting! :D
    Congratulations~ ^^

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  155. Looks divine! I have to hold thumbs!!!! Would love a copy!

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  156. How inspiring! Hoping I get my hands on a copy!

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  157. I love this book!! I want one!!
    rebe-p@ozu.es

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  158. Oh my, I'd love to own that book! It's just gorgeous!

    Greetings from Germany (as I sadly didn't get that job in Tokyo...)

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  159. It would be exciting!
    Miss Tokyo sooooooooooooooooo much!!!!

    xo

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  160. What a pretty book! Count me in :)

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  161. OMG! I would love to own a copy!!

    I miss living in Japan...

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  162. Oh gosh, this book looks amazing!! Such fun paper projects! I'd love a chance at winning a copy, thanks!

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  163. Super! This looks like a great book!

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  164. it looks adorable!! im so excited for you! will go check it out in stores later!!

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  165. Lovely! I would love to see what else is within those craft pages.

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  166. OMG I would love to win this! Basically it looks like the best book ever, so inspiring!

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  167. great!!!!!!!!!!!!im so happy u made it!!!!!xxx
    lots of love
    giniiii

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  168. you all make wrapping look so sweet and lovely! <3 would love to learn.(:

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  169. I would love to have your book.
    Your work warms my heart!

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  170. Love your blog!! I wish I could get a copy of the book!! Count me in!!

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  171. I would love to be a winner of your fantastic book! You make living in Tokyo fun for me!

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  172. Oh please, please, please. pick me! pick me! :)

    Congratulations on your book!!! How exciting!

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  173. Your book looks awesome! I'd love to win it please :) Thanks for holding this giveaway!

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