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Box cards using SVGCuts files

Box cards using SVGCuts files
I have made most of our greeting cards, since 1996.  I’d been wanting to try making box cards (cards that fold flat for mailing, but pop up for a 3D card) but figured they would be very time consuming & difficult to make.  NOT TRUE!!!  I found these cards not only easy to make, brilliant in design & have a big wow factor!  I us [...]

Sympathy card

Sympathy card
  The card base was from DCWV Chateau Lavender Stack. The green die cut was made with the Anna Griffin Cuttlebug Flower Bramble die. The sentiment embellishment was cut with the Cricut Explore, Anna Griffin Summer Soirees cartridge & stamped with an Anna Griffin stamp using white ink. The three butterflies on the front are [...]

20th Anniversary card

20th Anniversary card
A good friend & her husband recently celebrated their 20th wedding anniversary. The photo above doesn’t do the front of the card justice because you can’t see the shimmery paper, embossing or glitter paper. So below is a scan that shows those details. However, you still don’t get the look & feel of the shiny, gol [...]

For Katchie…

For Katchie…
A couple of months ago, my neighbor had to put down the dog she’s had for 17 years. I only knew Katchie for a couple of years, but I can certainly relate to the heartache when you have to let them go. This one is for Miss Katchie… The dog was cut on my Cricut Explore & is from Nate’s ABCs cartridge & the glitte [...]

Graduation card – Arizona State...

Graduation card – Arizona State!
A friend’s son graduated from Arizona State this year. Here’s the card I made for him, using the ASU colors (go Sun Devils!) This was the first time using the pen option on the Cricut Explore & I only used it for the “Nice Hat!” sentiment on the front. And, I did this at the last minute, so didn’t note al [...]

Belated Birthday card for my sister

Belated Birthday card for my sister
This card took two or three pages (I forget) of Close To My Heart Skylark paper.  It’s not one of my favorites, but I had a few of them & since I thought my sister may like it, I didn’t mind using the two (or three, I forget) sheets necessary to make this card.  I do think it turned out quite nice. I also used two [...]

Three Halloween cards

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Tools used: Cricut: A Frightful Affair cartridge Crop-A-Dile (eyelets)   And for a grungy look (this was actually my favorite one)…

Get Well card for Kay

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Yes, a bit hokey. But this was for a very good, long time friend of my late mother’s & I thought it may give her a chuckle. Tools: Cricut “Just Because Cards” cartridge Cricut “Life is a Beach” (the waves – a negative cut) Cuttlebug Divine Swirls embossing folder Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels Fou [...]