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(Started posting on September 25, 2014)

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Wetlands Father’s Day Card

Wetlands Father’s Day Card

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(Inside: Thinking of you especially today and wishing you a Happy Father’s Day)

This card was made with images from the Stampin’ Up “Wetlands” (retired) and “Timeless Textures” stamp sets and sentiments (inside and out) from the “Father’s Day Innies & Outies” set from My Sentiments Exactly.

Ink used was Stampin’ Up Soft Suede and Sahara Sand along with Tim Holtz Stormy Sky distress ink.

I used Papertrey Ink white card stock for the card base.  The printed papers were Textured Leather, Textured Slate Blue, and White Linen all by The Paper Studio.

A Spellbinders Standard Circles die was used to create the round window.  The blue and white panel and the greeting were popped up with foam tape to add dimension.

The card below was my first attempt.  I liked it, but I wanted to jazz it up a bit, so I continued playing and came up with the card above.


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Data Protection and Privacy Policy

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Roses for Mother’s Day

Roses for Mother’s Day


This box card, designed to look like a dozen roses in a tall vase, was made with a cut file designed by Snapdragon Snippets called “Rose Bouquet Tall Valentine Box Card” (Design ID# 73758) that I purchased in the Silhouette Store and cut with my Silhouette electronic die cutting machine.  An assembly tutorial is provided HERE.  The file contains Valentine’s Day elements for the front of the vase, but I decided to create this project as a Mother’s Day card instead.  I had to laugh – after receiving this card, my mother called to thank me and to tell me she loved the flowers (not card) I sent!  🙂

I created a few additional elements that were not included with the file I purchased (a solid piece to go behind all the leaf panels because the veins were open and you could see through the “holes” in each of the leaves and the white and light gray mats on the vase).

The bow was created with my We R Memory Keepers 123 Punch Board and my paper crimper.  (It was much easier to “roll” the card stock after it had been crimped; it kept bending and creasing on me when it was flat.)

The card stock and paper used was Gina K Cherry Red, Christmas Pine, white, gray from the Recollections “Coffee and Cream” heavy weight pack, green from the Recollections Christmas pack, American Crafts #368312 (polka dots), and The Paper Studio Silver Wedding Texture (#352070).

There is room on the back for a stamped or handwritten message.

Often, box cards fold flat and fit in regular envelopes making them easy to mail.  However, this card is quite tall (about 11.25 inches) and is about 7 inches wide when folded flat.  And it was suggested in the tutorial that foam tape or pop dots be used to separate the leaf layers from the bud layers to add a bit more dimension.  As a result, the size and thickness of this card necessitated a larger envelope (I used a padded mailer) and a trip to the post office for mailing.

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Nurse Graduation Gift Box

Nurse Graduation Gift Box


I was asked to make gift boxes for several nursing students who will be graduating in a few weeks.  I saw this svg file called “Nurse Gift Box” from Dreaming Tree and thought it was perfect!.  The file includes a caduceus for the front of the “prescription bottle” part of the box (sample below), but I created the fake label for each box instead that could be customized for each graduate who is to receive the gift.  (It wasn’t obvious to me at first that the box was supposed to be a prescription bottle, and the label seemed to make it clearer.  I also thought it made it more graduation-y!)

This file could be purchased separately or as part of the “First Responders” set which also includes cards, a fire fighter box, and a police officer box.  I resized the file to fit on 8 1/2 x 11 inch card stock and used my Silhouette electronic die cutting machine to cut out the pieces.  There’s a video tutorial that shows how the pieces go together.  (There’s also  a video on the Dreaming Tree site that shows how it could be customized with school colors and a “congrats” die cut instead of the caduceus.)

The box, without the lid, is 4 1/2 inches high and 3 1/4 inches wide.



I had a little trouble, at first, finding colored card stock that looked like a prescription bottle, so I created a white one as a back-up option.  As mentioned above, the file came with the caduceus which I really like in red on the white box.

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There are quite a few samples of fake prescription labels online, and I used the one I found HERE (and a bit of cutting and pasting in Printshop) to create mine.  Here’s a closer look at my sample.

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The card stock I used for this project is Core’dinations Valentia, white, and Recollections Red.

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Dahlia Fold Floral Card

Dahlia Fold Floral Card


A few weeks ago, I posted a card I made using the Dahlia Fold technique that I saw on this video, and here is another card I made with the same technique.  The flower on this card was made with 8 folded circles (and 2 for the leaves).  The card stock used for the flower (and mat panel) was the two-sided “Congratulations” print from Karen Foster Designs and Gina K Moonlit Fog for the leaves.  I used my 1 3/8 inch circle punch from Stampin’ Up to cut the circles.  “Rustic Cream” from Papertrey Ink was used for the main panel and card base.

The background was stamped with the “French Script” stamp from Stampin’ Up and Gina K Kraft ink.  The “stem” was from the “Dot Flourishes” set from Inkadinkado and stamped with Gina K Moonlit Fog ink.

The center of the flower was made with my Epiphony Crafts Round (#14) Epoxy Shape Studio Tool  (and the corresponding acrylic bubble caps) and a scrap of the “Congratulations” paper.

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