Saturday, November 25, 2017

Onsie Treat Boxes

When my little granddaughter came to visit for her first visit with us last month, we held a small get together at our home so her great grammas and aunties could finally meet her.

I thought it would be nice to have a little something to thank everyone for stopping by so I came up with these Onsie treat boxes. 

I started with the svg cutting file for the adorable Onsie Overalls Flatfold Card from My Scrap Chick and added gussets and a bottom to create a box for the cookies I had baked. I found just enough pink buttons in my stash to use on the overalls instead of cutting paper ones that came with the file.

On the back of the box, I added a slip notch closure to make it easy to open, and a scalloped oval label with a little greeting from Evie.
My granddaughter is now at that stage of her babyhood where she smiles and laughs a whole lot and allowed all her aunties and great grammas to carry her without making a fuss, so everyone had a fun time meeting her. Hubby and I miss her so much, and are anxiously looking forward to seeing her again soon.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

First Thanksgiving Card

I don't think I have ever in my life made or even given out Thanksgiving cards. Until now. Usually around this time of the year I am crazy busy planning holiday meals, cranking out Christmas cards, and shopping...who has time to make Thanksgiving cards? My daughter's reaction: "What?!!! You're making Thanksgiving cards?" "No, just one...just for Evie." It is, afterall, her FIRST Thanksgiving. And even though she's still too young to even have turkey or pumpkin pie or know what Thanksgiving is about, I just HAD to make her a card. Crazy gramma...yes, I am.

The cutting file for this cutie patootie pilgrim bear holding a wishbone is called "Thanksgiving Bear" from Cuddly Cute Designs. The shaped label behind him comes from the Cricut Lacy Labels cartridge, and the sunflowers were cut using Cottage Cutz "Mouse with Sunflower" die.

Made this into a very simple easel style card. 

So there you have it... Evie's first and my first Thanksgiving card! Probably will try to make it a point from here on to make a Thanksgiving card for my granddaughter every year. She and her parents live many miles away across the ocean so it will be our way of letting her know how much we miss her and are thinking of her during this special holiday.
Hope you are enjoying your Thanksgiving holiday! Heartfelt thanks to you all for stopping in for a peek and always leaving such sweet comments.

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Autumn Thank You

I wanted to send a thank you card to someone who recently went way beyond the call of duty to help me find a solution to a problem I had nearly totally given up on. The entire process took nearly 3 months, but he remained patient and determined to help until the problem was finally solved.

I needed to do something that would come together fairly quickly so I chose to do a mini shadowbox card, similar to the ones I made for Halloween. The template I created for this card can be found here.

Paper pieced squirrel and acorns are from Cricut Create A Critter cartridge, all cut in white cardstock then colored with Copic pens. Leaves were cut using an old Paper Adventures punch. The cut file for the folded banner at the top of the card was created in Make the Cut design program and the row of fall trees backdrop was created in Printshop using clipart from Doodlebug's Flea Market collection, purchased at the Lori Whitlock Shop.

I added a pocket on the backside to for a gift card holder and my sentiment inside. Thank You die cut is from Elizabeth Crafts. I was inspired by all the fun fall themed crafts being posted on crafty sites lately when trying to come up with ideas for this thank you card. And although it wasn't my original intent, I guess this could easily pass as a Thanksgiving card as well.

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Timeless Love

My anniversary card for hubby this year was another Mickey and Minnie themed one. I'm a big fan of Disney, and for me, Mickey and Minnie represent the ultimate timeless couple. They've been together for 89 years, ever since Steamboat Willie premiered in 1928. Pretty sure I don't know any other couple who's been together quite that long!
Decided to do another one of my new favorite interactive cards, the Triple Slider style card...

Pull on the ribbon to the right of the card and two panels slide out from both ends of the card...

...and at the same time, Minnie slides across the front of the card to give Mickey a kiss on his nose!

Aren't they adorable? The cutting file for "Kissing Mickey and Minnie" is another fabulous freebie created and shared by the very talented and generous Krafty Nook. The background subway word art panel was created in Print Shop. A little hard to see but I started with "37 years" and added the equivalents in days, hours, minutes and seconds below it, using different font styles.

Imagine that, 37 years already! I guess it's true, time really flies when you love the one you're with.

Saturday, November 4, 2017


Just when I thought I couldn't possibly think of another golf card to make for hubby, I came across a very cute and clever Golf Slider Card created by Clover S on the Docrafts blog. Liked Clover's card so much I basically did a direct CASE. Shameful, I know, but why change a great thing, right?

Freebie svg image for the golf club was found on the Pixabay website, and the golf ball is a circle cut and embossed using the "Tiny Bubbles" embossing folder from Cuttlebug.

Tilt the card just a bit and...


Kinda fun, huh. This is actually only the second Penny Slider type card I've ever made...don't know why. Maybe because my brain can't think of anything else spinning except a ball? I think what really appealed to me about Clover's card was that she didn't use a straight line tract. I saw that there are a few metal dies for sale shaped like this, specifically made for making penny spinner cards... but you know cheapskate me! Lol, yup, I created a cut file for it in Make the Cut instead.

At first I felt this birthday card for hubby's birthday looked too plain. But to my unexpected surprise, he really liked it! Caught him playing with his card like a kid with a new toy several times...perhaps dreaming that it could be that easy on the real golf course?