Carolina Girl (Cely)
Another card I am adding as part of a combo set for some in-laws for Christmas.  This is another case I found on Pinterest.  " If it ain't broke, don't fix."   I'm trying to make cards that look pretty or fun, easy to put together but look like they took a long time to make...haha

Lola, at Little Card Maker, got me interested in this die set.  My crafting friends cost me money....you know who you are....haha  I used Little B Bouquet set. The only thing I added was a Sue Wilson Faux Quilled Leaf die.

A2, used distressed inks to make the blue background and the red/orange color behind flowers.

pop-ups behind some flowers for added dimension

used Lil Inker stitched Rectangle die set

Carolina Girl (Cely)
This was a lot of fun to print/cut and put together.  The little dangling Christmas tree has lots of layers and hangs from some fishing wire.  If I did it again, I would change it to a spinner.  Wouldn't that be cool!

A fun shaped rocker card from Paper Creator called Christmas Tree Scalloped Edge Kit.  The December Challenge #55 at Paper Creator's Crafts continues.  Remember to use CELY for 20% off any purchase.

5x5 and I made an A2 size

angle view

Carolina Girl (Cely)
I fell in love with Faith's card from a while back.... so I cased her in every way.  This is Mitzi Duck called " Still Got It."  Mitzi Stamp images are now retired but cross-stitching is still available in select stores.  I also used Lipstick from Dearie Dolls.

I'm making a selection of various cards (set of 5) as Christmas gifts for 3 "in-law" ladies.  I also went back and made more Charlie Chaplin cards that I cased Sue, also to be included with this set.

Maybe a mistake taking pics outside.  Colors are really off.

A2, pop-ups behind Mitzi and make up

distressed ink used behind each Mitzi image

Lil Inker Stitched Rectangles set. Cut images with Cameo

A2, copics, pop-ups, Stitched Rectangle die set

Carolina Girl (Cely)
I made this zipper file to reveal a sentiment.  When you peel back the zipper part is says...
"for all you do for me." Cely ("Absolutely" isn't crooked.  I just had trouble getting it to stand since it is a flat (non-opening) card..haha

I have seen some examples of sliding a gift card through the slot, but I thought just the sentiment was enough for this card.  If you would like the Studio file, please write but don't leave request in the comment area since it doesn't leave me with your email.
A2, a little hard to see the zipper in this photo but you can see where I wrote "PULL"
see close up below for a better look
oops...forgot to erase pencil marks before taking pic

If you click on photo, you can see the zipper cuts better
I used Little B flower set dies and Simon Says "thanks" set
PS..Forgot to mention that I made the "absolutely" cut file in Silhouette also.  Let me know if you want that too...happy to share.



Carolina Girl (Cely)
It's the beginning of our December Challenge at Paper Creator's Craft #55 - theme - Christmas. This little sleeping creature came from Boozy Christmas Ultimate Kit.  I use A2 Pop Out Book by Lori Whitlock (purchased from Silhouette Store.) I layered him several times for added dimension.

You are welcome to enter CELY in code area for 20% off on your purchase to the store.  A nice little offering by Debbie for us to offer followers.

A2 but can be sized up easily to a 5x7
Everything was cut out using Cameo

I made a slight mistake...I should had said "not even this poor drunk bear.  Oh well, it's easy enough to change the sentiment Could almost pass as a little fat mouse..haha

CAS house from Silhouette Store and smoke from Coffee Pop Up Set from Elizabeth Craft

Carolina Girl (Cely)
I wanted something a little different for cash and gift cards.  I saw several Zipper You Tube videos.  I decided to make my own in Design Studio and cut with my Cameo.  I also used the adorable Christmas Birdie from Doodle Pantry.

Today, my first zipper is for money/gift card.  Tomorrow, I'll use a zipper for a sentiment. If you would like the Zipper Studio file, email me.  (Do NOT leave a request comment on my blog since it does not give me "your" email.)

A2..Step 1...any base you like and wording or pictures
(PS...the sentiment is green but looks black in picture)

Step @: money or gift card very lightly taped in center...needs to be between the perorated lines seen in next step and picture 

Step 3: use good strong glue to affix the top panel over the money/gift card

close up of the perorated lines on blue dotted paper and tab for grabbing

The white card is my prototype to show how you tear open to find the money/gift card

I also used Gina Marie Fancy Lace Rectangles and Stitched Scalloped Circle sets.

Carolina Girl (Cely)
I said I was finished with my Christmas cards, but I left one important card to make - my grandson's 1st Christmas card.

Lori Whitlock's shadow box came together very nicely.  It will fold flat to fit a 5x7 envelop with just one stamp.  However, you can resize it.  Santa Tree Shadow Box card is on sale for $1 at the Silhouette Store till December 5.  (Lori provides a video tutorial on You Tube.)

5x7, I added red accent paper on both sides of box

front view...kept it CAS....only added "Wyatt's 1st Christmas"



Carolina Girl (Cely)
...is a day wasted. - Charlie Chaplin

You know how someone's card or a sentiment will just "grab you"?  Well, Sue at Sue's Stamping Stuff, her card did that to me.  So yup, case "I did"....not just one but four.  Yup, masculine, but they are going to several girlfriends.

This is Penny Black Charlie Chaplin.  I "dressed up" a few with different border colors.  I also used Lil Inker Stitched Rectangles set.

A2, copics for coloring, pop-ups for dimension

Used Print & Cut on Cameo

Should have made more.

Carolina Girl (Cely)
First time in history I sent my Christmas cards out early. I made 4 different style Christmas cards for family and friends....this is the main one.  I made 12.  My prototype was sent to someone by accident.  If you got it, forgive the mistake....haha

I bought this Pop Up Box Wisemen from Lori Whitlock at her store, but you can also purchase through the Silhouette Store.  I used gold foil paper behind the words, and pop-ups behind city and wisemen for dimension.  I reduced it down to a 5.25x5.25 to fit in my 5.5 square envelopes.  The dark blue paper had bazzill texture.

I don't know why it is showing weird shadows under the wisemen

You can't tell, but star is on separate hanger. Offers lots of dimension.
Wink of Stella on Star

Added pocket on back for note and they can re-use the card

Carolina Girl (Cely)
...time to get a little snarky I guess.

This is an oldie from Bugaboo Stamps called JJ Wine.  I pulled out card scraps and a new Lacy Rectangle Die set from Gina Marie.  The cork and corkscrew "I think" came from the Silhouette Store.  I did a little distressing on the cork and screw for depth.

A2, copics for coloring.  I'm not good at coloring glass.

pop-ups for dimension behind cork and corkscrew

Gina Marie scallop stitched circle set

Lawn Fawn white stitched circle die

Carolina Girl (Cely)
Another wonderful card file from Paper Creator's called It's A Dog's Life. I still hug my doggies everyday and give Boo an extra hug remembering how blessed we were to get him back after being gone for almost 2 weeks in the wild.

You can size this card.  I sized it to fit in a 5x5 envelop.  Remember, just put in a 5x7 envelop and it mails with just one regular stamp.  It folds flat nicely for mailing.  This card is headed to my grand daughter.  She loves cards that open up unusual ways.

The Paper Creator's Craft Challenge #53 continues with theme - Anything Goes.  Remember, using "CELY" in the coupon code area gets you 20% off.  A wonderful gift Debbie allows the DT members to share with followers.  She's such a kind, generous and talented lady.

5x5, doggie  and paw prints have several layers for interest

all papers are easy to print and everything is pre-colored
What a quick fun card!

Carolina Girl (Cely)
What a fun, useful House Mouse image Weight Lifter.  This one is not from the HM Triple CD set.  I'm thinking of cards for friends and family who love to "work out" and are dieting.  In this card, I'm going in a completely different direction...cards for illness.  I'm still working on cards for a relative who is going through breast cancer treatment which is why I added the extra pink weights in bottom corner.

If you look closely, the barbell Mudpie is holding is a Q-Tip....haha  (My pics came out a little dark.) I'm joining the House Mouse #230 Challenge with Anything Goes, but hope to add a card with the color challenge in a few days.

A2, cut out extra barbells and used pop-ups for dimension

copics for coloring
silver pen for life saver paper
free weights silhouette I made into an svg

Carolina Girl (Cely)
The good news...I did an assembly line of these "belated" birthday cards.  The bad news....I'm a card maker and yet I catch myself being late sending birthday cards!!!

I bought this Inky Antics Bear Butt several years ago but just now using.  Stamping at the Lake caused me to fall in love with the image and the other day, Indiana Inking reminded me so I cased her.

An assembly line and keeping it CAS.

A2, copics for coloring, computer generated sentiment

free cloud background, Stitched rectangles, sun and hillside dies from Lawn Fawn

pop-ups for bear and sun, cut bear using Cameo 3

Carolina Girl (Cely)
...another birthday is about to fly by!

This is a continuation of the delightful Airplanes Set by Imagine That Digistamps.  This one is a definite Indiana Inking case.  The only difference is I added dimension to the image by using my Cameo to cut, then using pop-ups for it and the stitched clouds (Lawn Fawn).

Yup, they came together quickly.

A2, Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangles, forgot where the background came from...if you know, I would love to go back and give credit.

angle view

free blue cloud and sky I found on the internet....pretty cool

just of few of them together and different sized clouds

Carolina Girl (Cely)
As a child, my brother and I would play in the old wooden rowboat in the creek across from the beach house.  We weren't REALLY allowed to "row anywhere", but in our minds, we traveled far and had many adventures.

This image Sail Away from Paper Creator's reminded me of those days of old so it was only fitting I made this card and send to my brother who's now retired and lives at that very same beach.  I hope it makes him smile.

Join the fun monthly challenge #53 at Paper Creator's Crafts.  Theme: Anything Goes!  If by chance you want to purchase an image use "CELY" to get 20% off in the coupon code area.  So many pieces comes with one image along with papers, designs and pre-colored images.


oars and shells are dimensional using pop-ups
jute and metal wheel charm

I made this 5x7 but can be changed since it is digital.


Carolina Girl (Cely)
My first purchase from Imagine That by Digistamps.  The set is called Airplanes and is on sale.  I was inspired by Donna at Indiana Ink and plan to case her card, but for this particular one I made a box card for my cousin-in-law who has just started treatment again for breast cancer.  I'm trying to keep the cards a little silly, fun and upbeat.

The box card is from Lori through the Silhouette Store, stitched clouds and sun are from Lil Inker.  I'm entering several challenges listed below the pictures.

folds and goes into an A2 envelop, acetate strips for floating effect

different angle so you can see sentiment better
Challenges:
Great Impressions - Anything Goes
613 Avenue #191 - Anything Goes
Carolina Girl (Cely)
Took my last road trip to get apples but there are still plenty to be had.  This is part of the lovely Apple set from Doodle Pantry.  The branches are dies from Memory Box.  The flowers are just old punches and I distressed them.  This is the last of a wonderful paper pack that had a man theme.  I made this again this year since I had some extra pieces and that wonderful paper.

A2, cut out image with Cameo

added stitching, string and an apple charm

Carolina Girl (Cely)
First....Happy Birthday to my oldest son Bryan!
Second...mailed out my Fall cards!
Next....

I forgot to post this sweetie last week.  It is called Bountiful Blessings from Paper Creator.  It's Sassy Sally from the Sassy Cheryl collection.  It came pre-colored.  I didn't add too much for the image "says it all".  Do you remember hauling your picked pumpkin from the field and waiting to take it home to carve up?

Our challenge #53 continues at Paper Creator's Craft with theme: Anything Goes.  If you decide to purchase an image, please use "CELY" for a 20% off in the coupon code area.  I receive nothing, but it's just a gift to you.  Debbie has beautiful, fun, and playful images throughout the store for any occasion.  They come together quickly and I think 90% come pre-colored in the set.

I'm joining the fun Fall theme challenge #291 at Die Cuttin Diva's.

A2, fence I made in Design Studio, Lawn Fawn leaf set, stitching on border

old oval and scallop oval die sets from Spellbinder, orange brad