Martha Stewart Deep Edge Punch

I'm experimenting with some Martha Stewart Deep Edge punches. 

Here is what I'm working on at the moment. 

I took a piece of blue cardstock from the Recollections Cape Cod pack, cutting it 11" long x 5 ½" wide 
and scored it down the center.




I used the MS Garden Gate deep edge punch to punch the sides of the card.

I used another MS punch for the butterflies using white glitter card stock.


The center was then embossed with a Sizzix Textured Impressions folder Moroccan set.


I haven't yet decided if I will embellish it any further, or leave as-is. 
I guess you could say "it's a work in progress."



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Penny Slider Birthday Card

Here is my version of a penny slider birthday card.



I took a piece of green textured card stock, folded in half, and I cut the slit using my Silhouette Cameo.

I used to use a Popsicle stick as my guide, which has the perfect dimensions for this, but I learned to draw one using my Silhouette. I then cut out a cake file and adhered it to the penny.

I printed the inside of the card using a sentiment from the Silhouette online store, with a black gel pen in my Cameo machine.

I then filled in some of the words with a gold gel pen.

I added some candles (also from the Silhouette online store).

I added a phrase (also cut out with my Cameo), and some rhinestones. This is the finished card.

Here is a great video that can help you get started with your own slider cards.

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Get Well Box

I used a Silhouette file and my Cameo machine to make this box with inserts.

This is what the box with inserts look like after it's cut and assembled.



I then filled the completed box with some goodies.


I added an embellished note card which I placed on top of the contents.


I revised the top by adding the printing "GET WELL SOON" on some red card stock with a white gel pen.

I sent this to my mother (who had a really bad cold for several days). She enjoyed her "care package" immensely!




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Mother's Day Purse Card

Here is a cute purse card I made following a tutorial I found.



I used a punch to cut a pattern on the front flap.

You'll note that the sides are cut out and small accordian-folded pieces are inserted for a more dramatic effect.

As you can see, I used rhinestones to bling up the purse, front & back.

I put a small ribbon flower in the center of the front flap.

Here is my finished creation. I used some silver braided ribbon for the purse handle. I also took a plain pink notebook pad (as shown on the right), blinged it up and placed it inside the purse as an added surprise.


Here is the tutorial that inspired me to make this cute purse-card:


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Sympathy Card

The sad part of making your own cards is, when a friend or loved one passes away. I find I have to shift gears and make something appropriate for the occasion. While most cards are bright and up-beat, and filled with flowers and glitter and such, it's hard for me to make a plain card that expresses feelings of sadness. So, here is what I came up with.








I embossed a piece of white 4¼" x 5¾"cardstock (which I purchased on sale at Joann's craft store) with the Cuttlebug A2 Journaling Card.



I stamped the upper portion with a PSX rubber stamp (Personal Stamp Exchange) F-1234 sentiment.

Next, I cut out some flowers on a left over piece of metallic carsdstock using the Tim Holtz Tattered Flower Garland Sizzlits decorative strip die, curling them slightly with an old pencil and layered one to adhere next to the sentiment at the top. I finished the center of each flower with a tiny pearl.








I then took a piece of black cardstock for the base of my card, and cut it ¼ inch larger than my white piece (approximately 9"x6"). I adhered the finished white piece to the front. I then cut another piece of white cardstock to fit on the inside of the card (approximately 8½" x 5¾").








I stamped the inside of the card (on the left) with a Craft Smart rubber stamp and adhered a layered flower in the center.












This is a view of the inside of the finished card.
My card is now ready to write a personal note.

For another finishing touch, I made my own envelope, (since this card is slightly larger than an A2 size).

I used my newly purchased Envelope Punch Board from WeRMemoryKeepers (from HSN) to make a 4 x 6" (A6) envelope to fit the card. This envelope maker is so easy to use. It makes the perfect envelope every time! :D





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New Year Card - 2013

Here is a card I made to celebrate 2013.
I used SCAL2 and my Cricut to create a New Year's card.
First I created the numbers with the typing tool.

I then added a small rectangle at the bottom and welded it all together. I placed my number rectangle at the 5" mark to start cutting through the card. You can see the dimensions that I used on the right of the screen.















I used some cards from a DCWV set that I didn't like the front pattern and place it open on my cutting mat. An open card measures 8 1/2" long x 5 1/2" wide.

Here is a sample on a plain brown piece of cardstock showing the front of the card after cutting.

















Next, I took the cutout and adhered it to the inside of the card with some foam squares to add dimension.
I also adhered my Happy New Year cut at the top.





I created the words "Happy New Year" in Curlz font and welded them together. I also selected the shadow option in the font menu so that the letters would be more rounded. You can see the dimensions I used here.
















I took some new year confetti/table scatter which I purchased at a local party store, sprinkled some in a clear plastic bag and taped it the the large opening on the inside of the card. Here is what the finished front looks like.
















I also printed out some new year clipart graphics on cardstock, cut them out, and adhered them to the front with foam squares for added dimension.

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SCAL2 Holiday card

I was inspired by a beautiful Christmas card that my daughter received. It was a gorgeous glittery laser cut snowflake "Papyrus" greeting card.















So, I looked through my svg files and found a snowflake I had downloaded for FREE from ImagesbyHeatherM. Of course, my snowflake isn't as intricate as the one above, but it will work.


After downloading the file, I positioned the snowflake on my mat and then used the shapes selection to add the square background, ensuring all are welding together.









Here is the final view showing the snowflake cut out on white cardstock and adhered to a glittery green card (available from DCWV glitter collections) and a Studio112 adhesive gems in green fastened on top and a small red adhesive rhinestone in the center.


Here are the inside sentiments of my card.










I made one with a blue glitter card and a blue spiral Studio112 adhesive gem.

You can decorate as you see fit...the embellishment possibilities are endless! Happy Crafting!









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SVG branch file

On the Sure Cuts A Lot Facebook group, (of which I am a member) one of the ladies invited us to test an svg file for free if we would later send in our creations. 

I was fortunate enough to be selected as a tester. I used the juniper.svg file she sent me (shown here). Thank you Pamela!






I then imported it into my SCAL2 program and used my Cricut to cut out several branches to make a wreath.






















...and here is what I came up with.






















Of course, this is just a prototype. Imagine the possibilities!
Stay tuned for more results with this branch svg file.

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October Lavender Birthday Card


I made this birthday card using the following items/products:

Cardstock: DCWV Chateau Lavender stack

Embossing folder: Sizzix Summer Fun set

Frame: Cuttlebug Chic Circle Frame (with circle inset)

Dimensional Sticker: Jolee's Happy Birthday Words

Flowers: Spellbinders Anemone Flower

Leaves/Flourish: Sizzix Decorative Flourishes set

I also added some tiny pearls to the leaves/flourish, and a rhinestone to the center of the diecut flower. And, I made my own envelope since the card is a non-standard 6"x6" size.

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Halloween Card 2012


I made this card using some spiderweb cardstock from the 2011 DCWV "Ghost & Goblins" 12x12 stack (which has been renamed to "Witches Brew" for 2012.

I use the Sizzix Bigz die to cut the spiral spiderweb (as seen in the center of the card) using one of the pages from the DCWV stack, and I used a separate die for the spider, also from Sizzix, an Originals Spider #2 die cut out with patterned paper from DCWV the Natural Stack. I embellished my spider with two red rhinestones at the bottom and attached to the web (as seen in the center).

I embellished the card with some K&Company Halloween-themed diecuts.



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