We were going to my husband’s friend’s 50th birthday party. I don’t know him that well, so I could not think of anything, so I decided to make flowers for a box card. It is a bit of work, but I love how they turned out! I also etched shot glasses, but I can’t find pictures of them…
Again, my in-law was getting rid of this dress they bought in Africa. I knew it is not something I would wear as is, but I took it anyway.
Then I realized I needed a yoga mat case and thought the dress is perfect for it. There is an amazing embroidery around the neck line, so I decided to keep that area as an opening. I got a lot of compliments!
Ever since I got a serger, I had lots of ideas…but never had time. But I finished one a while ago! It has been a couple of months, but I am finally posting photos.
When my mother-in-law was downsizing, she was getting rid of this shirt and I knew I could do something with it. So originally, it was size L. I pinned a few places and changed the front part from straight opening to diagonal and moved buttons. The dress form is not perfect, but it sure helps to have it.
After. I am pretty happy with it.
I wanted to make a birthday card for my sister-in-law (I think… She is my husband’s step brother’s wife) who rides bicycle a lot.
So naturally, I wanted to include a bicycle on the card… and she loved it!
I really like the printed card. It was on sale at Joann’s, but I can’t find it any more…
My husband is into surfing and loves ocean creatures, so I knew what I wanted to make…
A box card with a surf board and octopus, whale, sun and a wave!
It is so much to make box cards. I love it! This time, I shorten the box a bit, but I still had to make 7″x7″ envelope…
I have a friend who loves Snoopy, so I wanted to make a birthday card with Snoopy on it. Well, my first attempt failed…
My husband thought it was cute, but I just was not happy with the quality. So I made another one. This one is going into a recycling bin. Oh, well. Sometimes, it just does not turn out how you imagined.
So this is another one I made.
I am much happier with this. I found the outline file (black party), but it had nothing else… so I created other parts. “Happy birthday” banners were purchased a while back before I got Cricut, but I just wanted to used it.
Lots of birthdays in Aug…
I made this wedding card first and then saw a box card for wedding and I had to make one, so I ended up with extra wedding card. good thing I don’t have their name on it! I want to start making extra card I can sell, so it is a good start…
My father-in-law’s birthday is in Aug and we were having bday dinner last night, so I had to make a card quick. He loves birds, particularly humming birds, so I wanted to have that on the card.
Love my Cuttlebug… Embossing adds so much to the design.
Now that I know how to make a box card, I decided to make one for my friend’s wedding we were attending. Once I made it, I felt like it was missing something, so I kept adding more things… It took me forever, but I am very happy with the result!
Then, I had to think about a gift… Since they just bought a house and are moving into the house in a few weeks, I decided to give them something they can use every day. Not for a special occasion. So I got mugs and etched it with their initials and wedding date. I LOVE etching!!! It is so much fun. I don’t like things that are too busy, so I love the settleness of the etching. I will be doing a lot more!
Now the final product as a gift!
I had to make 7.5″x7.5″ envelope for the box card, so I looked for a box that can fit 2 mugs and a card, but there was not anything I liked, then I saw this wooden box at Michael’s on sale. Everything fit perfectly!
My husband’s best friend’s son’s birthday was coming up in a few days, so I had to make something fast! Not much designing went in… Just used a template from Design Space and added his name.
Well, I rushed so much, I made a mistake… This was supposed to be a tri-fold card, but I had to cut off one of the panel since I glued some design on a wrong side… Lesson learned.