Thursday, July 30, 2020

Back Panel for Tuxedo Card

The other day I shared the tuxedo card and box, but I forgot that you probably want to add a sentiment to the back of your beautiful card. This is the file for the back. It is layered to give you that consistent appearance. Just enter your desired sentiment and let the Cricut do the writing. You could also add an image and utilize the print then cut feature.

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Tuxedo Card Box

To compliment my favorite card, the Tuxedo card, I created a presentation box. The presentation box is sized for the tuxedo card and has the option of a preview window with acetate or a solid top. It truly makes a stunning presentation for this special card. Enjoy!!

Card Presentation Boxes


Many times, our beautiful cards need a little more than an envelope to keep them safe. This file is for a 4” x 6” and a 5” x 7” card box that are 1” deep. You choose the size, delete the one you are not using and the words. Then you are all set to create a lovely box to present your beautiful card in. If you do not wish to add the mats and layers, just ungroup, and delete those as well.

The Design Space file has a picture of the tuxedo box, but these two do NOT have the window opening like this box. You could certainly cut an opening in the top by inserting a shape and attaching. Then just cut a piece of acetate slightly larger to glue to the inside of the lid. 

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Bikini Card


The bikini card is so much fun. It can be used for birthdays, pool party invitations, lingerie shower card or invitation, or just for fun! This card was for a 40th birthday and she just was promoted at work!




Thursday, July 23, 2020

Tuxedo Card

This card is my all-time favorite. I have made this card for many occasions and the recipients have always been extremely impressed with it. Honestly, it is not a difficult card and you can choose how you wish to decorate it. I think of it as similar to the pop-up box card.  

Tri-Fold Shutter Card

The tri-fold shutter card gives you plenty of opportunities to embellish and add sentiments to a very impressive card.

Shadow Box Card

This shadow box style card was created to be used with a 4 ¼”die-cut inserted in the center as you see in the picture. However, you could do so many things with this. Think about using velum or acetate in that window with an elegant or fun design. Or just leave it plain so you can see the inside of the card. Either way, give this one a try. It is sure to impress.  

There is also a 1" deep box file that can be used as a presentation box for this card. 

Side step card

 The side step card gives you a little more room on one side for embellishments or sentiments and you still have that unique stepped look. The folds will be front to back – Mountain, Valley, Mountain, Valley, Mountain.  

Basic Gatefold Card


This basic gatefold card is a wonderful base to use for die-cutting the edges and creating a fun or elegant card.

Center Step Card


This is the center step card. I will try to remember to update with a picture of a finished card, but with this picture, you can see the folds and hopefully get some ideas on how you will use it. The folds starting at the front will be mountain, valley, mountain, valley, mountain.

Diagonal Fold Card


The diagonal fold card looks more difficult than it is. Download the file and start creating this fun card today!

Waterfall Card

This is a more complex card and there is a video on my YouTube channel for how to create this design. This is the Waterfall Card. I have made several versions of this card and it never fails to impress.

Gatefold Cards

This is a file for 2 versions of a gatefold card. The double fold center open card is great for more formal situations whereas the diagonal fold one is so much fun. (Gatefold Cards)

Corner Insert Card

This is the corner insert card. I have created one that is blank so you can insert any text you wish. Just remember to use a stencil type font so the letters stay attached. (Corner Insert Card (blank). I also have shared the file which contains the two cards pictured here. (Happy Birthday/Thoughtful Card)

Endless Fold Card

The endless card design is a fun card to create and decorate. It works for every occasion and will have the recipient wondering how you did it. There is a YouTube video on my channel detailing how to put this one together.

Multiple updates to blog

As I work on this, you will see several new posts. Hopefully, they will help you navigate this blog and make it a useful tool for you. I am adding additional pages for information that you will want to visit from time to time. I have added a page for fonts that mimic writing in Cricut Design Space as well as one on Embossing and Die-cutting machines. Between the pages of this blog and my YouTube channel, I am hoping to create a place where you can find the info you need. Again, please let me know what else I should add.

Pop-up box card with your Cricut

Today I posted the Cricut Design Space file for this pop-up box card. It is a fun card to create and decorate for any occasion. To find this file, click on the Card Making link in the left-hand panel.  

After a very long hiatus, I am back

I have decided to put my focus here and direct my Facebook followers here for the resources they are seeking. I have updated the pages to one that is focused on sewing, quilting, and embroidery; one for Cricut cards; one for creating with Cricut; one for recipes; and lastly one for personal stuff. You can check out the discussion here and click on the page that you are interested in. Please comment, share and stop back frequently for the latest updates, files, etc.