12 Days of Holiday Cards and Crafts: Day 11 – Deer Holiday card

day11_dear_card1Good afternoon and welcome to day eleven of my 12 Days of Holiday Cards and Crafts! Wow, we are almost finished with this series.  It has been a fun challenge for me and I hope you’ve enjoyed it too.

Today’s project is a card created with Silhouette files. I saw this card on the Silhouette blog and I had to make it. It’s really simple and elegant without a lot of fuss. One confession I have to make is that I just realized I forgot to attach the little red bow that goes around the deer’s neck before I took and processed these photos. (Sorry).

day11_dear_card2I love the simple color palette. I like nature cards and this one is really even prettier in person.  I attached this files to a 4.25 inch  square card base.

day11_dear_card3The other great thing is that I definitely see me using all the components of this file in separate projects in the near future. That’s one thing I look for when purchasing Silhouette files is the diverse amount of ways to use them.

I photographed this card on the carpet in my craft room with the closet door behind.  Nothing fancy today. Just wanted to focus on the card.

This weekend we picked up our Christmas tree. We often go and cut our own tree but feeling so rushed, we decided to buy local. I will share some photos soon of Apollo and I decorating it.

I hope you had a great weekend and have a blessed day!


12 Days of Holiday Cards and Crafts: Day 9 – Poinsettia Wreath

day9_poinsetta_wreath1Good evening and welcome to day nine of my 12 Days of Holiday Cards and Crafts! Well the internet problems from earlier this week have been resolved but today, I couldn’t post from my machine. Hence the late post. I apologize.

day9_poinsetta_wreath2Today is a holiday craft I made using my Silhouette.  If you know anything about me is I love me some flowers.  I was thrilled to see all the different paper flower files that are on the Silhouette store. I found these poinsettia flower files and just had to have them. In the first photo I showed you the flowers looked like before I assembled them. The funny thing is that I have a really nice flower curling set I bought over a year ago and of course today when I am actually making flowers, I can’t find the tools. So I used a pencil and a paint brush and improvised. It was actually relaxing shaping and curling the petals.

day9_poinsetta_wreath4I cut out six flowers but I liked the look of 5 on this wreath I picked up at Michael’s for $2.50 on sale. The stamen came with the cut file and I used yellow paper and then put some Wink of Stella on them for added sparkle.

day9_poinsetta_wreath3I adhered them to the wreath with glue dots instead of my hot gun so that if I want to change them, it will be easy.

I like how it looks in my craft room.

I hope you all had a blessed day and I will be back with day ten tomorrow.


‘Miss You’ cards

missyou2I haven’t made many ‘Miss You’ cards but always want to send them.  I think of a friend or family member that I haven’t seen in a while and think of how I would like to see them or of a funny story shared together and then a fleeting thought occurs, why not make a card and send it?  What do they say about the thought counting?  Well I have lots but I sure don’t act on many of them.


So when I was making up cards, I made a few miss you cards and intend on making more in the future because I really do want people that I care about know how much I think about them.

My friend April who comments on here has been inspiring me with the many sympathy cards and cards she makes for the troops. So I think I will have to add them to the list to make in the very near future.

Have a blessed day!



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