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Mother’s Day Card

Mother’s Day Card

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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Easter Card

Easter Card

Hi everyone!  Hope you are having a great Friday and fun filled weekend ahead.  This will be a short and sweet post.  I have created a super cute Easter card and I wanted to share it with you. Sarah from Live, Love and SCRAP, created the cutest card, “Hugs! Chickie card.”  I thought it was perfect for Easter.  I pretty much “scraplifted” her entire card, it was that cute.  Check out her awesome blog and video tutorial here.  Thanks Sarah!

Here’s my version:



So cute that I made two.  Differences: I cut the base and layers. I don’t have any Peachy Keen Face Stamps :( I also used Ecru colored embroidery floss… no, I don’t have any baker’s twine either :(

I used the Imagine to cut out the colors in squares then I used my Expression to cut them out.  My Create a Critter cartridge will only work through my Gypsy, so I couldn’t color fill the images in the Imagine.  It all worked out.  I added a couple of glittery flowers to the eggs and stamped “XOXO” on the little banner.

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“A Stitch In Time” Card

“A Stitch In Time” Card

Hi Everyone!  I wanted to share a card that I worked on last night and finished up this morning.  I’ve been wanting to use a pattern paper found on the Cricut Imagine Heirloom Cartridge that had dress forms on it with a very vintage feel.  I also wanted to try to use my sewing machine and incorporate some stitching on a card.  What better way to be encouraged than to see a challenge posted over at Cardz TV,  A stitch in time.  Well, that’s all I needed to get started.  Here it is…


It took a little while for me to get my thoughts to work out, images the right size and the final touches.  As you can see I went all out with a vintage feel.  Heavily distressed paper edges using Tim Holtz Distressing tool.  Wrinkled papers and lots of Tim Holtz Vintage Photo and Tea Dye inks.

NO… the skipped stitching wasn’t on purpose but I think it worked out to give the wornout vintage feel.  My sewing machine would skip stitches for some reason…. note to self… find out why it’s skipping stitches.  Sorry, back to the card.

Products used to make this 6×6 card:

  • DCWV textured pink cardstock, base, inked
  • DCWV Garden Party Mat Stack, brown/pink doted mat, distressed, inked
  • Cricut imagine Heirloom Cartridge, dress form pattern paper, distressed, inked, edges wrinkled and rolled
  • Cricut Imagine, imagine More Cartridge, Frame cut only found on bottom page 15.  Cut on Brown/pink dotted paper (same as mat paper), distressed, inked
  • Ivory embroidery floss, wrapped around frame, inked lightly
  • Cricut Wall Decor and More cartridge, page 74, dress form shifted image cut using DCWV pink card stock, embossed with Tim Holtz Alterations Flourish folder, inked over and edges inked
  • Ivory Pearls to embellish dress form stand, inked over lightly
  • foam squares pop the dress form up over floss
  • Sentiment printed from computer on Ivory DCWV Card stock, wrinkled, distressed, inked, popped up on foam squares
  • Singer sewing machine, zig zag stitch… some skipped stitches, using brown thread to stitch around pattern papers


I think that’s it.  Hope you like it.  I love how it turned out.  Thanks for checking in with me. “Follow Me” if you haven’t already.  I’m also on facebook, stop over “like” and say Hi.  See you in the next post.

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