Monday, September 8, 2014


I used the font [freebooter script] to write and cut this word [hugs] in the SCAL program. I cut quite a few so I can layer them for more dimension and punch. I think it's the perfect sentiment for this fun graphic design inspired by an insert in the Sunday paper... the bow is a die cut...the hat, boots and cane I hand cut, then layered with glossy accents.

Before the craft room redo I was having a blast making box cards...using the SVGCuts Summer Box can see them here: and here: 

I've decided to revisit this fun template. The B&W 70th birthday card below has photo corners holding the folded note... for a personal message....there are so many surface for embellishment I could get carried away. There's a banner for a name and a dragonfly and of course the envelope.

Next up a tropical fish fantasy. Starting with blue metallic card stock then layering with a watery blue/white glossy paper [made with alcohol inks]. 
I used some mica for the front bottom with some sea grass and a turtle. All the cuts are from SVGCuts tropical friends. I often use watercolor paper and then color with alcohol inks or markers.

I love Pinterest...adding cards by some of my favorite designers to return to later is always an inspiration. I saw this card by Loll Thomas ...go ahead and look at it...and came up with this.

Birgit does some jaw dropping creations too and they stay in my mind in some form, so I'm sure this was inspired by her but I can not find a link to share. So sorry.

That's all for now...have a great week and be sure to take time to play!
Be well~ Carole


  1. What a fab collection Carole, love the boxes and what a cute tortoise!! xx

  2. I want to leave a comment but I'll revisit tomorrow...falling asleep ....haha, but I just LOVE your hat and cane card...saw it on WOMDW..or something like that. I' be back because the other stuff is so cool too.

  3. You've been busy! A fab collection of the pop up boxes, hugs Carole Z X


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