Unicorn Card


I sent this card to my daughter.  I wasn’t sure if she would like it.  Fortunately she loved it and even “tweeted” a picture of it.

I used cutting  files from the Silhouette Design Store for the unicorn and the sentiment.  I used Distress Stains to paint the unicorn.  I added some glitter which looked better in real life.  The background was embossed with the Darice dots embossing folder.


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.



Retirement card


This card is for a friend who is retiring from her job this week.  She and her husband (who also recently retired) are planning to do a lot of traveling.

I cut out the card pieces using a Silhouette Cameo cutting machine.  The Cowgirl Hat Happy Trails design is from the Silhouette Design Store.  The “Adventure Awaits” sentiment inside is a free download from Kimberly Dawn & Co.  This blog has additional free cutting files and a Facebook group for Silhouette Cameo crafters.


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.






Welcome Baby Handmade Card


This card is for a niece’s sweet baby boy.  I have mostly used my Silhouette Cameo cutting machine to make cards.  I wanted to try decorating a shirt and bib for the baby.  So I purchased a baby shirt and bib at Hobby Lobby and used the Cameo to cut out some heat transfer material to decorate the shirt and bib.  The baby’s aunt is very excited about the new baby.  So I thought she would enjoy this shirt.


The Silhouette Design Store patterns I used were Cute Bear Love by Studio Ilustrado, Accommodating Aunt by Lori Whitlock and the sailboat from the Lighthouse Shadow Box Card also by Lori Whitlock.  The “Welcome Baby” font is Watermelon.  The heart border on the card is from the adhesive washi sheets package by Silhouette.


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.