Sizzix Texture Boutique- New Embosser!

I haven’t had much time alone in the spare room to craft much lately, but I realized I hadn’t posted about my newest treat. My husband let me buy an embossing machine as my valentine’s day gift 🙂

I bought the Sizzix Texture Boutique starter kit, and it was $32 on Amazon, and came with a bunch of stuff, cards included and cardstock. I did SO much research, and was almost leaning towards the Cricut Cuttlebug but then I realized I probably wasn’t going to be doing embossing on anything bigger/wider than 5″ since what I really like is cards, and also this machine was half the price! For $40 I ended up getting 2 extra embossing folders (cuttlebug folders I’d been eyeing for a WHILE), and they fit just perfectly. It even fits a 5×7 Folder which I’ve already used to make envelopes and I love, because that’s probably the biggest size I’ll be doing.

Anyway, here are some pics of the new toy and a few things I’ve done with it. 🙂 The envelopes are for an invitation we made.

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Beginnings of a Birthday Card

Today since I’m off work, I plan to get lots of things done around the house…. AND my mother in law’s birthday card. I originally saw this card idea by Jacqueline DeGroot on Pintrest, pinned, repinned and copied about a million times, but I was finally able to get the original source, (although unable to find it on her blog).

This is my inspiration:

And here’s what I’m going with:
I hope my mother in law likes it! Now, if I only had some spanish sentiment stamps! 


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A Little Hut – Freebie Every 24 Hours

I am sure people know these well known paper craft designers, but whenever I run across someone who does beautiful amazing work, I love sharing. I recently found Patricia Zapata’s website, A Little Hut and I am just completely head over heels in love with her stuff.

She’s giving a free cut file away every 24 hours until Easter. I HIGHLY recommend book marking her page!


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My first invitations.

I am in charge of several things for our church and I just love using my Cameo to make little projects.

We are starting a couples life group in a few weeks and my friend asked me to make some personalized invitations for some couples.

Since I have never done invitations, I bought the Elegant Invitations bundle from SVG Cuts. It’s so easy to use and has like 5 different beautiful templates. I used the Classic template for this card and sized it down so I could make more than 1 per 12×12 piece of cardstock.

::Freebie:: From the Silhouette Blog

This week, the freebie on the Silhouette America blog is one of the prettiest I’ve seen! I REALLY love modern designs and cannot do big frilly cards. I can think of SO many cute things to do with this design. Hope you love it as much as I did. I can’t wait to make something with it!

You can get it on the Silhouette Blog here.

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The Wrong Way to Weld A Card

A lot of what I am learning is trial and error because though I do watch tutorials, I don’t always check them 24/7 and figure I can do it myself, only to waste a good piece of card stock cutting out an outline of a cupcake card that is clearly not going to fold correctly.

I do not have a good sense of visual/spatial alignment, clearly, because later, after cutting this out, and folding, I realized, DUH, they need to be mirror images of each other.

I still haven’t made the correct one, and may not have time this evening, but I thought I’d post this as an example of what not to do. For the future, I’ll be cutting first on a piece of scrap or copy paper before cutting my valuable cardstock. DOH!

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