Soccer card and coaster


My husband’s step-father loves to watch German soccer on TV.  So for his birthday I made him a soccer-related card and coaster using my Silhouette Cameo cutting machine. Both designs are from the Silhouette Design Store.  I glued a small German flag on the front to personalize the card.

I made the coaster using a 4 inch square ceramic which I purcased at Home Depot for 16 cents.  I cut the “game on”  design out of black glossy adhesive vinyl purchased at an art supply store named Herweck’s near my home in San Antonio.  On the back of the coaster I attached some cork contact paper.  My father-in-law seemed to like the coaster and put it to immediate use on the table in front of his television.


Soccer coaster


General Birthday Cards

My father-in-law recently asked me to make 25 birthday cards that he could give to the men participating in his church’s prison ministry.  Given that the recipients are in prison I tried to avoid themes like cake and presents.  Below are pictures of some of the cards I made for them using my Silhouette Cameo cutting machine.

The cutting files I used were from the Silhouette Design Store except for the last one from svgcuts:

1st row left to right:  You Rock,  5X7 Card: Happy Birthday To You, A2 Card Cutout Happy Birthday,

2nd row left to right:  3-Happy Birthday Masculine Card Kit, card happy birthday3 Balloons

3rd row left to right:  Birthday Card with Adjustable Candles, Happy Birthday Balloon CardCelebrate Balloon

4th row left to right:  Same as above with different papers

5th row:  SVGcuts Happy Birthday Card

Pop Up Box Cards

I have become rather obsessed with making these pop up box cards. These cutting files designed by Lori Whitlock seemed to match every person I needed to make a card for last week.  (Seems like a lot of people have October birthdays.)  I purchased these cutting files from the Silhouette Design Store last week when they were having a one-day sale.


I made this thank you card for my brother-in-law who likes owls and also for a sister-in-law.  The both gave us lovely gifts recently.


The mermaid card was perfect for a friend who has aquariums.  I changed the hair color to brown to match my friend’s hair and added some seahorses which she loves.


The golf card was great for my uncle who golfs regularly.  The background sky pattern is one of the basic fill patterns in the Silhouette Studio software.


The beach card was perfect for a friend who likes to go to the beach and the bicycle card was for a friend who likes to bike.


I stocked up on square 5.5 inch envelopes that were on sale at Michael’s yesterday as I plan to make more Z-fold cards.  (I tried making my own envelope first from a sheet of scrapbook paper but my envelope was too tall for the post office and they charged me $1.50 to mail one card a short distance away.)  The cards fold flat for mailing.



Birthday card


My sister-in-law’s birthday is coming up this week.  I thought she would enjoy this bright cheerful card.  I have made several of these pop-up box cards recently using designs by Lori Whitlock.  I cut out the shapes using a Silhouette Cameo cutting machine.  These pop-up box cards are not too difficult to assemble and I think they look really cute.  They fold flat for mailing (sorry I forgot to take a picture of the card folded).  There is an assembly tutorial on You Tube for the box cards if you need one.  I adhered a sentiment on the back of the card and wrote a message for the recipient.






Dinosaur Birthday Card

The pop-up box  cards are easy to cut and assemble using a Silhouette Cameo cutting machine and they look really cute.  I made this dinosaur card for a niece’s 3rd birthday.  She likes Barney so I glued a picture of Barney and Friends on the inside of the card.  When the card is folded flat you can see a little of Barney peeking over the trees.  As you can tell I had a lot of fun making this card.

I assumed my niece would be too busy opening gifts to notice my card.  But she actually liked it a lot and spent a long time looking at the card.  That really made my day!


Prime Number Birthday Card

Alex birthday card









In June Pam of the “Get Silvered” blog published this free “Prime Number Birthday Card” cutting file for the Silhouette Cameo.  The file is a “print and cut” design but you can personalize it with a different name and highlight a different number.  You can also change the colors as I did.

My son Alex turned 23 years old this year so I made this card for him using Pam’s file.




Airplane Slider Card

you soar card

I made this airplane slider card for a young nephew’s birthday using a Silhouette Cameo cutting machine.  With help from a penny, you can move the airplane along the path.  This card would be fun for a bon voyage, encouragement or congratulations card as well.

The card design is from the Silhouette Design Store.   The printable patterns used for the clouds are from Lori Whitlock.