Birthday card with bicycle and flowers

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!

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I really like the printed card.  It was on sale at Joann’s, but I can’t find it any more… :(

Birthday card with ocean/surfing theme

My husband is into surfing and loves ocean creatures, so I knew what I wanted to make…

surfing/ocean box card

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…

Snoopy birthday card

I have a friend who loves Snoopy, so I wanted to make a birthday card with Snoopy on it.  Well, my first attempt failed…

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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.

snoopy birthday card

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…

Wedding card I didn’t use…

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…

wedding card

Birthday card with humming bird

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.

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Love my Cuttlebug…  Embossing adds so much to the design.

Wedding box card and gift

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!

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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!

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Now the final product as a gift!

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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!

Birthday card for a boy

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.

birthday card for a boy

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.

My first box card

I saw this box card and had to make one for whoever had next birthday, which happened to be my mother-in-law’s husband (my husband’s step dad).

So here it my first attempt to make a box card.   I am pretty happy about it.

box card using cricut

Scrap booking class


scrap booking class in san jose

Love My Memories

There is a great scrap booking class in San Jose.  She runs scrap booking supply company with her siblings in Japan and she is a great instructor.  Her website is all in Japanese…  But here is it.  She has classes in San Jose sometimes, but her company in Japan organizes lots of classes over there.

Decoration for my dog’s birthday party

OK, I have a birthday party for my dog every year…  Yes, I am one of those crazy dog people.

Now that I have Cricut, I had to make some decorations, of course.  A banner, rosettes, favors…  So much fun!

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And some photos from the party.  We had 13 dogs total!  Love it!

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I made a dog cake from grass fed ground beef, ground turkey, blueberries, carrots and peas.  They loved it!

It was so hot, so we also set up a kiddy pool.  Until next year…