Carolina Girl (Cely)
Yippee!  We had a nice little snow here in South Carolina.  I think a fun time was had by all!

This Frosty Cup of Coco from Sassy Cheryl can be found at Paper Creators.  It comes pre-colored.  I printed out cloud and image and then cut out a copy of the cloud and image and placed on card using pop-ups to add dimension.

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A2, free digi background from internet, free blowing cloud
I added a Peachy Keen face to the cloud
I went back and added pink cheeks to some clouds
angle view, glitter paper, Lawn Fawn Hillside border dies

Lawn Fawn rectangle stitched dies, Wink of Stella
computer generator sentiment

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Carolina Girl (Cely)
Hello friends.....I took a little "leave of absence" from my card designing.  I needed/wanted to spend time with family, friends and time on the coast.  I also needed to figure out how to find time for exercising to strengthen my back and knees.  I'm putting in no less than 6 miles a day, weight training, floor climbing and swimming weekdays which has left little time in the day for crafting.  Anyhoooo..... I spend evenings visiting so many awesome blog posts, but just haven't commented.  A wonderful way to end a very tiring day!  Thank you all!  I will be back on track very soon.

I forgot to post this on the due date.  So sorry!  Isn't she the cutest and I love the sentiment.  I made this legal size...something I don't do enough of these days.  You can find Sally Letter Illustration at Paper Creator.  She comes with many options.

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Legal size, Lil Inker Stitched balloons, Lawn Fawn birdies

pop-ups for dimension, copics for coloring

Carolina Girl (Cely)
OMG...this was so easy to put together.  I hope it doesn't give that appearance...haha

It's all about the snow these days.  I used Let's Ride from Paper Creators.  It's a Sassy Cheryl illustration that comes pre-colored.  With the help of 3 sets from Lawn Fawn, it came together quickly.

I just love the way they look like they are flying off the card.  Now THAT is "taking a risk"!  haha

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A2, Lawn Fawn "Slide On Over" die set, Stitched Hillside Borders die set, and Stitched Mountain Tops die set

Paper Smooches "Group Hugs" sentiment set

glitter paper for mountain snow peaks

Pop-ups for dimension, cut images with Cameo 3, penny to move slider

Carolina Girl (Cely)
A little different wintery snow colors, but there is a lot of brown during the snowy times.  This little Winter Girl is from Paper Creator....another quickie card to print/cut, then put together.  I added a few personal touches by adding some sewing and a snowflake button...haha

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I reduced the card to 5x5

added sewing around the border, ribbon and a snowflake button
I think snow is a magical time...well in SC since we get very little if any during the winter.  I love how quiet it gets outside....everything is at peace.  The first snow of the season gets everyone I SC haha

Carolina Girl (Cely)
I seem to be creating a lot of shaped cards these past few weeks.  They do stand out a little more than a regular A2 card.  They don't really take that much longer.  I simply print/cut and then put together.

Ok...this one took a tad longer because I added a little girl called Warm Winter Cocoa and then added acetate and sprinkles to make it a shaker card.  I made 3 of these.  I also added a burgundy offset to make it "pop" a little more.  The kit is called Joy & Noel Aperture Care Kit. comes with so many options for both words.

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5x7, shaker card, pop-ups for dimension
acetate front sheet, angle view
close up of Warm Winter Cocoa

Carolina Girl (Cely)
For some reason this image and sentiment (JJxmasbox)made me laugh.  I could use a good laugh right now during the hustle and bustle of the holiday season.

When you open the card, the sentiment can kinda catch you by surprise.  This is "so not me".  I'm not ready for the dog house, but I also know I'm not in college anymore darning the tight hip hugger pants and hair to my waist....haha   I still have my hips...still have hair....and I can see my waist. I guess that still has to count for something. LOL

If I made you laugh, then I've done my job with this card!

A2, colored with copics, my own window design (svg)

Memory Box holly wine, red berry jewels, brick embossing folder with reverse inking

Inside of card... also Wink of Stella
PS...I've never woken in a box...haha

Yup...4 cards ready for next year

Carolina Girl (Cely)
Found this lovely design "free" at Freepik if you give credit and a link.  I did some sewing machine stitching on some of the cards....I just use the Lil Inker Stitched Rectangles set for this particular one.
I also used different background colors on each of the cards.  That's it folks.

A2, no machine stitching on this one...just Lil Inker Stitched Rectangle die set

Carolina Girl (Cely)
....pick an age and stick to it !

This is Bugaboo's JJ wine 2.  I was inspired by Billie and sorta cased her. The sentiment derived from Art Impressions.  One more card I'm adding to the Christmas Card sets! Nothing special about the template so I added dimension and an svg wine glass (free from internet) with an acetate base.

A2, colored with copics
I hope you didn't notice my personal cork holder was full

pop-ups behind girls and wine glass
PS  Inside says "Happy Birthday"

Acetate base behind glass

Yup, I made 4
Going to make these again but change the sentiment

Carolina Girl (Cely)
After making all the cards for the in-law ladies, I decided I needed some way to present them nicely.  It was a rainy, cold, icky day and I didn't want to drive to the fabric store, plus I wanted to save money...SO...I found some scrap pillowcase material I had bought this past summer.

I used Staz-On and stamped with my oldie Christmas House Mouse stamp and sentiment.  I used thin red ribbon to make the "draw-string" for the bags.  Dang, I guess I need tags now....this is becoming a never ending project.

approximately 6x9 after all the sewing

used my Misti for the stamping

close up of one of the bags....the cards are inside

Carolina Girl (Cely)
Another lovely card kit from Paper Creator called Bear Christmas Quick Card.  The only thing I did different is to put it on my circle step card I created in Design Studio.  It was all Print/Cut and put together.  I used some of my own paper from an old pack but the kit comes with digital papers.

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5x5, but due to fold, it fits in an A2 envelop

look at all the fun circled layers of the bear

used Glossy Accents on all the berries
If you would like the Silhouette design for the circle step card, then send me an email (do not leave request in comment area since it doesn't leave me your email).  My email is at the end of About Me.

Carolina Girl (Cely)
The last of the cards for the sets I'm making for the in-law ladies for Christmas. (Three "for"s in one sentence.  My professor would be very upset.)  I found this lovely handmade watercolor flower image at the Hungry JPEG for $1.  I added each of their names to make 2 per person. Quick, CAS and I think they are pretty for personalized cards.  Just hope they think the same thing.

A2, name in Zaphino...make all in Design Studio
Lil Inker Stitched Rectangle dies for 2 of the layers

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 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.

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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"