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


Father’ Day card

I initially chose this design for a card for my dad due to the sentiment.  I had fun dressing up the card with digital paper patterns.  The card design by Lori Whitlock.  I cut out the pieces using my Silhouette Cameo cutting machine.


I printed and cut the wave and background papers.  The “wave” pattern is from the Echo Park “Let’s Be Mermaids” Paper Pack #1.  The background pattern is from Bo Bunny “Sun Kissed” Paper Pack #1.  I purchased both of these digital paper packs from Snap Click Supply Co.  I look forward to their Wednesday sale when selected packs of paper and elements are $1 each.  I also changed the original design to add a sailboat which I printed and cut.


If you haven’t used your Silhouette cutting machine to print and cut digital paper patterns before here is a helpful tutorial on the Silhouette School Blog. You can download digital patterns from several websites.  Get Silvered has a list of free resources here.   Pixel Scrapper also has many digital paper patterns that can be downloaded to your computer.  Miss Kate Cuttables sells paper patterns and has had a paper pattern for their daily freebie design in the past.

I hope all the fathers have a fun relaxing Father’s Day.


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.






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.