That Time My Father-in-law Turned 90

2 04 2018

Yes, 90! Amazing! His mom lived until she was 102 or 103, so we’ll see what happens πŸ™‚

But when someone turns 90, you gotta have something good because odds are they’ve seen almost everything.

So I put together a gift set for him πŸ™‚

Here he is with his cake – isn’t he handsome? Sorry girls, he’s taken.

Here’s the packaged gift set

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And unpacked with boxes and bags (I made those, too).

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And individual pieces

He used to love to garden and liked his flowers. So we went with this card πŸ™‚

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And a sweet sentiment for him put on a mug – although I’m not entirely happy with how this came out. It was my first time using oracal 651. It just means I need to play more. Yay!

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And something fun to wear like a big hug from us πŸ™‚

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Thanks for stopping by!

xoxo

Links to some items used in the gift set:

Springtime Box CardsΒ  Kit, Age is merely

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Birthday Six-Pack Box Card

7 03 2018

I LOVE it when my husband asks for a card.

He needed one for his boss the other day and this is what we came up with.

I’ll let you in on the inside joke: we don’t drink. His boss knows that. This is probably the only six-pack his boss will ever see my husband carry πŸ™‚

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Xoxo

File used for the card: Sunday With Dad





Christmas Cards Part the Sixth

21 12 2017

Mary at SVG Cuts does such amazing work designing and making so many wonderful and fun things. I LOVE this gingerbread house. I modified it a little because of the paper I was working with. I wanted the brown paper, but it wasn’t as sturdy as I wanted it to be for a box card, so I modified a few things πŸ™‚ I added stickles and used a pearl like pen to finish it off.

I tried not to reuse any of the cards from last year for my husband to take to work, that way there weren’t any duplicates, but I couldn’t resist this one. It’s one of my favorites. It takes a little more time because of all the shading and glitter I added, but it was so worth it in the end πŸ™‚

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This last one is actually a birthday card for a friend who has a birthday this month, but it can be used as a winter/Christmas card just as easily. This image is actually a sketch file from the Silhouette Design Store, but I printed it instead so I could use my copics to color it in. The ovals and scalloped frames are also from the store, as is the little tagΒ  beneath

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xoxo

Links to projects: Gingerbread house, Poinsettia card, Pine Cone, Frames





Christmas Cards Part the Fourth

1 12 2017

Still working on fun πŸ™‚

This card involved digital elements as well as an actual stamp πŸ™‚ The background and the fairy are digital. I printed them off, colored, and then cut them out. Then I stamped the greeting πŸ™‚

This is a stamp I bought a few months ago because, look at it πŸ˜‰ This card is almost completely old school with no digital πŸ™‚ I stamped and colored the image. Cut out all the papers. Used embossing powders and gel pens. When it was time to cut out the stamped portion, I tried to use my pixscan mat, but my machine and that function still don’t get a long. Which is a shame, because it’s such an awesome feature. Instead, I created and cut out two frames. One is the mat. The other I traced around my stamped image then cut the image out by hand. I got the right size by using the pixscan function, even if my machine wasn’t able to cut it out.

And we have a Christmas box card! I think I’ve shifted into the box card making part of my seasonal cards πŸ™‚

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xoxo

Links to the projects: fairy digi stamp, pattern/digi paper, postcard stamp, snow globe box card





When a Birthday is Forgotten…

11 11 2017

You have to ask your wife for help and she gleefully steps up her game πŸ™‚

I figured the birthday card needed to be extra special so I looked through my Silhouette Library and found this.

The paper on the outside of the box is a pattern from the Silhouette Store and I changed out the greeting on the tag.

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Xoxo

Links to items used in the project: box card, pattern





Because Kindergarten Teachers are Saints

10 11 2017

Really. They are. They deserve more than this box card, but I feel a need to express my gratitude πŸ™‚

I used a few different embossing folders as well as adding slight shadows and such with copics and pencils.

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Xoxo

Links to items used: box card





For Birthday Girl Two!

31 10 2017

And in just about a week, there’s another birthday πŸ™‚

This time, we celebrated an 18th birthday! Wowzers! She didn’t ask for anything too exciting – just iTunes gift cards – so I made a few things for her πŸ™‚

She’s been studying French in school for years and would love to visit some day. I bought these files from the Silhouette Store with her in mind πŸ™‚

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Close ups πŸ™‚

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Project links: Paris sayingΒ  Pattern/paper/background

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You can’t see from this angle, but the back ground is a cloudy sky. The tower was printed, then cut out. I cut just the outline (no printing) out two more times and layered everything with foam tape to give it some dimension.

Project Links: Eiffel Tower, Pattern/paper/background (came with the software)

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I printed these out, but they were a little flat. I used pencils and markers to give them a little life πŸ™‚ I added the word Dream beneath the pictures. The “stamps” are affixed with foam tape πŸ˜€

Project links: Paris “postage stamps“, backgroundΒ 

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This card was fun πŸ™‚ I used the plain boxcard template from SVG Cuts. I gathered the other elements from the Silhouette Store and somehow this happened. I think there may have been a little magic involved πŸ™‚

Project Links: Box card template, clock and gears, standing witch, close up witch, birthday candles

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xoxo