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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 [...]

My Mother’s birthday luncheon 2...

My Mother’s birthday luncheon 2014
As some of you know, my mother passed away in 2012 a couple of months shy of her 95th birthday. In an effort to not be sad on that day, I decided to start a new tradition of having a girls luncheon celebrating my mother’s birthday every year. I do it up all girly, use my wedding china & crystal & we have a great time. Since this [...]

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 [...]

Using Cricut mats in the Silhouette C...

Using Cricut mats in the Silhouette Cameo
Although I’ve had my Cameo for a year now & the Cricut a bit longer, I’m still on a learning curve & often unsure about blade settings & such. One issue I’ve had with the Cameo is that I’ve now ruined at least three new or nearly new mats because the Cameo cut right through them. I’ve tried to continu [...]

Going Away Card for Juanita

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This was a going away card for a gal who worked with my husband for many years. Her name is cut with the Cricut Lyrical Letters cartridge. The butterfly was cut on the Silhouette Cameo, using a cut from SilhouetteOnline. The cattails on the inside were cut on the Cricut using the Art Nouveau cartridge. The font is JasmineUPC. To create the [...]

Piano birthday card – Cricut Qu...

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I made this a few months ago for a good friend who has a grand piano in her home. The sentiment was printed on my computer printer. The piano, keyboard & notes are Cricut cuts & I used black sparkle paper.  

Mother’s birthday luncheon 2013

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Since my mother passed away in April 2012, I’ve decided to remember her birthday each year by having a girls luncheon. It keeps me from being sad on that day & is always a lot of fun. One of the things I most enjoy about my girls luncheon is I get to do it up all girly. I use my wedding china, crystal & silver. Sometimes I n [...]