Handmade birthday card for a golfer

My boss planned a surprise birthday party for her husband who loves golf, so I made a golf theme card for him. I was also a photographer at the party.  Mostly white with different textures.  I do with I didn’t use this embossing folder as a background, though.  A bit too busy.  Cricut and Cuttlebug.

Handmade birthday card with paper flowers

I was going to my friend’s birthday party in the afternoon and had not made her a card yet.  After looking around on Pinterest, I saw something like this with silk flowers and really liked it.  Although I didn’t realize how many flowers I had to make…

With all the flowers, there was no way I could fit that into a regular envelop, so I quickly made a bag to hold the card.  Everything was cut with Cricut.  I have Design Space subscription, so I got the cupcake and flower templates from it.  Then I had to customize purple pieces using rectangular.

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Etched glass picture frame for family photo

I had this glass photo frame in our house for a long time and kept thinking I could do something with it.  When I got my current job, I thought it would be great to hold my family’s photo (well, my husband and dog).


etched glass photo frame

Then I made a stencil with Cricut


etched glass photo frame


Covered with etching cream…  I use Martha Stewart etching cream, but I think Armor etching cream is more popular among crafters.  It works either way…

etched glass photo frame

Here is the final product.  Letters look like it has some double vision, but it is because it is a thick glass.

etched glass photo frame

more Mason jar kleenex holders

I actually made these as Christmas gifts last year.  I gave some  to my colleagues who are psychotherapists since they always need Kleenex in their office… and some to my friends.  They were a big hit!  I am making mason jar lantern this year as Christmas gifts.

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Paints I used are again Wavery chalk paints.

waverly chalk paint Curry

Handmade wood block sign: Happy life

This was my husband’s idea.  So I asked him to cut wood we had into smaller pieces.  I sanded it down to smooth it out, painted with black chalk paint, sanded the corners a bit for a rustic look.  Then I  made a stencil with Cricut and painted with white chalk paint.  I finished with matte finish spray.

handmade wood block sign

These are chalk paints I used. Less than $6 at Walmart.

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Mason jar Kleenex holder with sunflower

I wanted to make a kleenex holder with a mason jar for my desk at work.  Since I made a sunflower with Cricut a while back, I decided to use it. I spray the jar with matte finish spray before painting, so the chalk paint sticks better.  Then I finish with the same matte finish spray before decorating it.

If you by “Perfect Fit” Kleenex in a tube shape, that fits perfectly into a larger size mason jar.

mason jar kleenex holder

This is the paint I used.  Less than $6 at Walmart.

waverly chalk paint Curry

Handmade thank you and congratulations card

When I was leaving previous company, my supervisor was leaving for another position(promotion), so I made a card to thank and congratulate her.


handmade thank you card

Birthday card for men

It is harder for me to make birthday cards for male friends/family members…

handmade birthday card

Mini cards

During the summer, I made a few mini cards using smaller cardstock leftovers.  So these are about business card size.  Mostly left blank, so they can be used for whatever.

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Tissue holder with mason jar and chalk paint

I saw cute tissue holder that were painted with chalk paint.  So I decided to make one also.  I got a 32oz wide mouth jar.

I used wide mouth mason jar.  Then I got Waverly chalk paint in a few colors, Acrylic matte finish sealer, and Kleenex Perfect Fit (in a tube box).

I spray with the matte sealer first based on other people’s suggestion.  Then I painted twice and sprayed again to seal.

I also cut out vinyl as a stencil.  My first attempt on anything other than paper craft.  It is so much fun!

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Kleenex Perfect Fit looks like this. Just take the rid and tissue and put it into the far when you are done.

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