I recently had to make a wedding card and matching gift box for a friend in work. She was going with a slight Gatsby/art deco theme for the wedding so I went with that style for the card. I used the Framed Toppers 4b and 1c cutting files from Monicas Creative Room and tag cutting file from Birds Cards for the focal point. The black and white card was from Papermill Direct, it is my favourite card to use in the Silhouette. The gold sheen paper is from my stash, I have no idea where it came from, sorry!

Here you can see a full view of the complete card, with a good idea of the gold colour. It is not too brash gold which is nice. It does have a nice sheen off it which you can’t really get in this image.

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Here is a close up of the matching box, I made a simpler version of the card to go on top of this, just to tie it in, but to match it enough. I used the same card and papers on it.

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You can see them both side by side here. You can also see some of the sheen off the gold card on the lid of the box. It is hard to capture on camera, but it does exist, I promise!

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I typed the sentiment for the card and printed it and cut the shape out and mounted it on the black label design. I think it is very elegant, and very Gatsby looking!

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Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed the look at this project as much as I enjoyed working on it!

Happy crafting,


Wedding Card and Gift Box

Christmas in July!

Hi all,

I am teaming up with an amazing artist called Patience Brewster today to talk about Christmas in July and how I plan on celebrating it this July. We all know in the crafting world that Christmas crafting starts in July so I was already in Christmas crafting mode! When I was looking on the Patience Brewster site at their Christmas ornaments I saw one that instantly inspired me to create a card. This adorable Dash Away Santa ornament made me think of where would Santa go after he was finished delivering all those presents?


So I coloured him a cute gingerbread house to come home to rest in when he was done! All the colours in the card were inspired by the ornament, they are such perfect Christmas colours, really warm and welcoming too. You can see a full tutorial here on how I created this card.

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You can see a close up of the house. I love how the glittery snow looks so fluffy!
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They are having an AMAZING competition over at Patience Brewster that you really need to check out, the prize is just so fantastic! You can find it HERE. Have you started your Christmas crafting yet, in preparation for the seasonal rush? Or are you still enjoying summer for the moment?

Happy crafting and happy Christmas in July!

Monster Shakes!

Hi all,

I am stopping by today with a project I made for the Create a Smile stamps birthday celebrations. They have turned one and are having a big birthday celebration to mark the occasion!

Here is the card I created to join in the birthday celebrations. I used some of their freebies they have up on their blog here. I have a step by step on how I created this card over on Guidecentral HERE.

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Make sure to check out the birthday celebrations over on Create A Smile stamps and see all the fabulous images they have!