Birthday card with butterfly

Birthday card with purple butterfly and ribbon frame.  I am not posting quickly enough, I don’t even remember who I made this for any more! 🙁  Well, somebody at work…

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Birthday card with yellow tulips

In the original Cricut design, there were different flowers for these stems, so I cut them off and added tulips.

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Birthday card with owl

I got an inspiration from Pinterest for this card.   I am trying to figure out how to use up some of the papers I don’t like as a card, then the pattern paper seemed perfect for this card.

Again… I used ‘happy birthday’ die cut.

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Birthday card with rainbow

She is very active in LGBTQ community and always wearing colorful clothes, so I knew I wanted to have rainbow on the card…

Again, I used a die cut for ‘happy birthday’.

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Simple white birthday card with emboss

I usually make cards for kids, but I decided to make a card for a teacher I work with.  So I chose simple colors, but added dimension to it by embossing with Cuttlebug.

I also bought “happy birthday” die cut.  Love it! I have been collecting die cut lately…

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Birthday card for goth girl

One of my students is a goth/metal girl, so I wanted to include skull.  Luckily, Cricut Design Space has a cute one!

She was very happy with the card.  🙂

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Handmade birthday card with a cake

I made this for my friend in Japan.  Although her birthday was last week, I still have not sent it to her yet.  Oh, well.  I got a couple of things for her, but feel like I want to put something else in.  So I keep postponing it.

I used a ribbon, rhinestone and pre-made flowers to decorate it.

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Birthday card with balloons

My friend’s daughter was turning 3 and I was invited to her birthday party…  Well, as expected, I was the only one without a little one!  But it was good to see their new house and I enjoyed ice cream bar they had.

I am not sure how I came up with the idea for the card…

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Fixing a backpack zipper…

Well, this is not an upcycle project, but one of my students was carrying a backpack with zipper totally broken, so it was always open.  I offered to give him a new one since I had 3 backpacks I was going to sell at our garage sale, but he didn’t want a new one.  He is really attached to it.  So I offered to fix the zipper.  It looked relatively easy.


I could not find gray zipper, but he was very happy to see the backpack with a working zipper.  He is excited that he can put stuff in it now.  It was great to see his smile. 🙂

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Valentine’s Day card

Ok, I am behind again…  I got really sick early March and could not do much for a week or so, I even missed boxing class!

Anyway, I have been getting ideas from Pinterest and this is what I made.

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I am trying to experiment with ink a bit more lately…  I love the tiny wood pin!