Hi everyone! I just noticed that I haven’t shared with you the card I made for my mother-in-law for Mother’s Day… Sorry, must have gotten side tracked with my personal mother’s day gift from my husband and babies…. Can you guess what it is????
The Silhouette Cameo! I was shocked. Wanted the Silhouette badly, didn’t think I would own one anytime soon. I love it. Cuts are cleaner, more options but a huge learning curve with the software. Don’t get me wrong, I still use my Cricuts. They each have their pros and cons. Love them all. Enough about me, here’s the card:
Only thing cut with a die cutting machine was the “m.o.m.” This was cut from the Silhouette Cameo.
Papers are from my favorite paper stack right now, My Mind’s Eye, Lost and Found Two, Sunshine Collection 6×6.
- A2 size kraft card base, edges lightly distressed, corners rounded, edges inked with Tim Holtz Tea Dye
- Background paper cut 4 x 5.25, corners rounded, distressed and inked
- Yellow striped paper tag cut 3 1/2 x 4, can’t remember, distressed inked, upper corners rounded, hole punched with crop a dile and eyelet set. Embroidery floss threaded through. Attached to background paper with foam squares.
- Rose plaque fussy cut from sheet of pattern paper, distressed and inked
- M.o.m. cut using Cameo with same background paper, embroidery floss wrapped wound and tied bow
- used glossy accents to attach key and key hole picked up from Michael’s.
I later removed the Mom tag and turned into a book mark for her. I cut a piece of thin chipboard to size, glued another piece of pattern paper from the pack to the back attached the tag to the front. I the painted a thin layer of ModPodge over the front and back. Silly me, I didn’t take a photo of it but she loved it.
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Hi everyone! I had a baby shower to attend a little while back so I needed to make a card. The baby’s room theme happened to be jungle related. I used papers from the DWCV Safari Kids 8×8 pack to make this card. Believe it or not this card didn’t require any die cutting machine. Only my paper trimmer and atg gun!
Here it is!
I made this a 8 1/2 x 4 inch card.
- Cut a piece of DCWV textured green card stock 8 1/2 inches wide by 8 inches tall, scored in half and folded to make 8 1/2 x 4 inch card base. Distressed the edges with my Tim Holtz tool and inked edges with tea dye ink.
- Cut out the animal squares I wanted to use about just a bit smaller than a 2×2. Distressed and inked edges
- cut a piece of the animal print paper to mat each picture, these came out to be 2×2. distressed and inked edges.
- Attached the animal cut out to the animal print mat using pop dots.
- cut a piece of the striped background paper to about 3 1/2 by 8 1/4. Distressed and inked edges. Attached straight to the card base.
- Attached the matted animal squares to the striped paper with pop dots.
- wrapped brown embroidery floss around the bottom of the card crossing in the middle and taping to the inside of the card.
- used the “the adventure begins here” embellishment found in the Safari Kids 8×8 album kit to adhere to card on pop dots.
- I used two of the animal brads found in the kit as well, I cut the prongs off and used pop dots to attach to each side of the sentiment.
- to finish the card I punched holes in the corners of the striped paper using my crop a dile and placed 2 light green brads opposite two dark green brads, found in the kit too.
I made a quick envelope with a ribbon tie closure to place the card in as well.
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Hi Everyone! A few weeks ago one of my niece’s had asked me if I had any handmade jewelry I would like to donate to a silent auction she was involved with. Well, of course I had some things I was happy to give her. The only thing, I did not want to just put them in boxes. So after a little while of trial and error this is what I came up with… Paper is from DCWV Garden Party Mat Stack.
I was pleased with how each one turned out…. even better, the fact each piece sold made the time and effort worth it.
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Hi everyone! After several months with MyGlam I decided to give Birchbox a try. Same principle. Ten dollar monthly subscription for 4-5 samples. I received my first Birchbox last week…. I LOVE IT! Don’t get me wrong, MyGlam was nice and it still is in the early stages but Birchbox has attention to detail that steals my heart. For more about Birchbox click here.
I feel that I am getting more than my monies worth with this little box. The packaging, tissue paper, ribbon, extra surprises, oh yeah, and the products what’s not to love? :-)
May is GossipGirl themed, “This collection has what a city girl needs fo a downtown party.”
Inside the box:
How cute is this already???
Ahhh, it’s the little things that make me smile.
- Color Club ail Polish in Disco Nap. Metallic gold polish. Yes please!
- Stila Sparkle waterproof liquid eye liner in Curacao. Always wanted to try a liquid liner.
- Dr. Jari+ Waterfuse BB Cream. Can’t hurt to try it out.
- Kerastase Cristalliste Lumiere Liquide. fragrant serum to apply to dry strands to add shine. Always.
EXTRAS!!!!!!! I love extras, don’t you?
- Kerastase Cristalliste Bain Cristal Shampoo sample. I like it.
- Kerastase Cristalliste Lait Cristal Conditioner sample. Like it too.
- A cute note card. Birchbox said, “Text Messages are no match for handwritten notes on fun, modern stationery!” They are so right! If you can’t make your own, buy them and send the little bundles of sunshine out to someone.
If you haven’t guess by now, I have stopped MyGlam and excited for my next Birchbox. Sign up for your Birchbox now!
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Hi everyone! I wanted to share with you a very fast baby boy “congratulations” card that I was able to throw together in just minutes with 1 piece of pattern paper, cardstock, stamp and ribbon… staples we all have on hand.
- Pattern paper is from the DCWV Safari Kids, 8×8 sheet of paper. Cut the left corner out at 5×5.
- Used some ATG to adhere to a 5.25 x 10.5 piece of orange DCWV textured cardstock, folded in half to make a 5.25 5.25 square card.
- Stamped “Congratulations” in Ditto Black Ink
- Punched a hole in the upper corner with my Crop-a-dile and ran some orange ribbon through.
- Tied to my gift bag.
Simple, cute and perfect addition to this gift bag. Don’t think that all your cards have to take you hours of planning and work. Sometimes just one sheet of paper will be all you need.
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Hi everyone! Here are a couple of close ups of the print and cuts I made from the Imagine Yummy Cartridge for my daughter’s 1st birthday party.
Cupcake cut from the Yummy Cartridge using the fit to page. Number 1 cut from the Plantin School Book Cartridge at an 8.8. I ran the 1 through the Cuttle Bug using the Swiss Dots Folder and wrapped a ribbon around it. I pop doted the 1 to the cupcake.
On her high chair I printed three banners from the Yummy Cartridge, changed the colors a little and cut more 1′s just like before. The banner I used the Crop-a-dile to punch holes and set eyelets to run embroidery floss through and tie together. The 1′s are pop dotted to the banner.
The tags on I placed on the gift bags I cut and printed as well from the Yummy Cart. I cut each of the 3 cupcakes in the handbook at 5 inches and made the same small “1′s” as before, I popped them up on the tag. I punched a hole and set an eyelet in each cupcake and ran floss through them to attach to the bags.
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Sarah Hamer Design
Hi everyone! Sorry to be missing this week. My daughter’s first birthday was this week so we celebrated then, and her party was today. Her theme was cupcakes. I found her the cutest little dresses to wear on her birthday and her party day. I made cupcakes, K’s smash cupcake and cake pops. I found cute little “1st birthday girl” themed party supplies that had a cupcake on them. I used my Cricut Imagine Yummy Cartridge to make a few items, too.
For birthdays, we keep things small and simple. Homemade Cake, well, cupcakes, ice cream, chips, dip and pickles with family. This is the way that both my husband and myself have celebrated our birthdays growing up. So for now, that’s what we will do for our little ones. Some how it ends up being a week-long celebration. Great times!
Here’s a peek into her celebration:
Happy 1st birthday Face
High chair decor. On the wall: Cupcake cut from the Yummy Cartridge using the fit to page. Number 1 cut from the Plantin School Book Cartridge at an 8.8. I ran the 1 through the Cuttle Bug using the Swiss Dots Folder and wrapped a ribbon around it. I pop doted the 1 to the cupcake. The smaller ones are cut and Cuttle bugged at 4 inches. On her high chair I printed three banners from the Yummy Cartridge, changed the colors a little and cut more 1′s just like before. The banner I used the Crop-a-dile to punch holes and set eyelets to run embroidery floss through and tie together. The 1′s are pop dotted to the banner.
Gift Area: I printed and cut the Cupcake and Party from the Yummy Cartridge using the fit to page and print and cut another cupcake and 1 the same as over her high chair. I had an extra small 1 and threw it up between the words at the last minute. The tags o the pink bags I cut and printed as well from the Yummy Cart. I cut each of the 3 cupcakes in the handbook at 5 inches and made the same small “1′s” as before, I popped them up on the tag. I punched a hole and set an eyelet in each cupcake and ran floss through them to attach to the bags.
And this is my “baby girl” in her party dress…. love her! I didn’t realize until the party that her dress matched the party supplies, polka dots and all.
Thanks for checking in with me and helping to celebrate this princess’ first birthday. I will take closer pictures of the Cricut decor so you can see the detail. Be sure to subscribe to keep up to date with my projects and such. See you in the next post.