Box card for 50th birthday party

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…


box card with flowers

Yoga mat carrier from a dress

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!


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Finally… one sewing project done!

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.



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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…

snoopy card

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.