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.




Fall Tree Card


Downloading the Freebie of the Day cutting file at Miss Kate Cuttables website has become a fun part of my morning routine.  I made this card using the Autumn Tree file and the Autumn Word Art cutting files.  These were recently featured as Freebie of the Day.  You need to download the free file on the day it is published. This week Miss Kate is featuring Halloween designs as the freebies.  Thanks Miss Kate for the free files as I have used them on a lot of cards.

For the Autumn Tree I used a Silhouette Cameo cutting machine to cut out the layers.  I tried a few different color combinations for the tree.  I live in San Antonio, Texas, and we have had a streak of hot weather this week.  This afternoon it will be 97 degrees.  So I am only dreaming of “crisp air” at the moment.  Next week we will be in the 80s.  I am excited about that.

Happy Fall.



Autumn handmade card


I had my first pumpkin-spiced coffee latte of the year this weekend.  So it feels like Fall although it is still 90 degrees outside where I live.  I made this card for my daughter and my mom since they enjoy pumpkin spice flavors too.

The printed design is from the Silhouette Design Store.  The paper was from a 6×6 paper pad I found in the $1 aisle at Target.


Back to School Gift and Card

I was looking for ideas on Pinterest for a gift for a college student starting the new school year.  I saw the gift idea on the left (with hand lotion) on this blog that has lots of ideas for teacher gifts.  I made a tag using my Silhouette Cameo, printed it photo paper and attached it to a tube of healing skin cream.

The Back to School card was also easy to make using the “Teacher’s Pet” paper pad by Jen Gallacher from Echo Park and a cutting file by Lori Whitlock from the Silhouette Design Store.



Thanksgiving Treat Boxes

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I’ve been making these cute Thanksgiving treat boxes to give to people.  I put a bag of trail mix in the box part.  I cut the box from cardstock on my Silhouette Cameo using designs from My Scrap Chick.  I combined elements from the Thanksgiving and Happy Harvest snack boxes.  This last weekend I went to an estate sale and bought a jar full of gemstones.  So I added some gems to the boxes to add a little razzle dazzle.

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Fall card

Fall card

I was late in sending out Halloween cards so sent out some Fall cards this weekend instead.  I used a Silhouette Sketch Pen to draw the pumpkin border design I downloaded for free from this Clever Someday blog post.   The sentiment is from the Silhouette Design Store.  I sketched the sentiment on the card and then glued down the cut-out letters over the sketch.  This helped me glue the words in a straight line.  I added some color with green glitter glue and leaves punched from red, green and gold foil cardstock.