Designs By Mary Rudakas

I love the nuances of the seasons.  For example, the beginning of Spring is so different from the end of Spring.  I notice new subtleties and insights each year, like revisiting a favorite book or movie.  What could be more fun than hailing fresh new trends while observing some of Earth’s oldest celebrations?
— Mary



Mary's Corner - Whimsical Spring Cards

I just picked up some fresh, adorable Spring paper by American Crafts - the Dear Lizzy Line. Such pretty color combinations and graphics! I picked out my favorite four sheets and here's what I did with them! The ribbons, stamps and most of the brads are also from the same line. These came out so […]


Mary's Corner - Mariposa Scrapbook Pages

I just love the Mariposa Stack by DCWV with its vintage butterfly and garden themes. It's just what I need to see - I'm so ready for Spring!! Lately I've stopped wearing my winter hat, hoping I can single-handedly hurry Spring along. It's working!! I used a few of our Breezy Meadow Butterflies and some […]


Mary's Corner - Dawn's Birthday Extravaganza

Throw the hippest birthday on the block! I had my nieces in mind whose birthdays are coming up this Spring. I made a birthday card for the special gal, an invitation to invite all her best friends, a favor box to make for everyone maybe with a cool necklace or bracelet inside, a favor bag […]


Mary's Corner - Valentine Bags

I got the cutest Valentine paper by K&Company that's zoo-themed this month at Michael's and had to see how our Betty's Bags and Boxes would look done up for V-Day. It was fun! I think I will actually make some bracelets for some girlfriends out of rose quartz beads to put in these.


Mary's Corner - Love Buckets

I keep seeing these cute little clear paint can looking pails at craft stores and wanted to see how some of our elements would look on them. Especially some of our "strips" such as Clara's Christmas Strips or Rosie's Ribbon Strips. I used a 2.75" tall and a 3.5" tall clear pail from Archiver's, but […]


Mary's Corner - Love You Scrapbook Page

I just LOVE the way this Valentine's page came out! I spent time getting the shapes and sizes and colors just right. I was inspired by a gorgeous piece of 12x12 paper by Little Yellow Bicycle called Love Garden. It's shimmery and glittery and so detailed and gorgeous. So I had to design a whole […]


Mary's Corner - Christmas Village Card

You’ll be sure to wow the recipient of this one-of-a-kind handmade Christmas village card. The details make this one so cute! I had a blast using my Cuttlebug, a stamp and lots of embellishments on this! If you don’t have the same tools on-hand, use my ideas for inspiration and make it all your own.


Mary's Corner - Thanksgiving Crafts

Can you taste it? Turkey, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce and that yummy stuffing! We've got some festive paper crafts to help you greet and seat your family and friends this Thanksgiving! Make one or make them all! We've showcased our vintage Mom silhouette for Thanksgiving on this chic card. Fresh out of the kitchen with […]


Mary's Corner - Winter Cottage Christmas Cards

Create these homespun holiday cards for cherished friends and family this season! Snowflakes, stars and buttons give a cozy, handmade yet elegant feel to these keepsakes.These were inspired by our home decor designer friend Paula Buttel, who uses stars, snowflakes and buttons in whimsical yet elegant winter themes. We will send her one of these […]


Mary’s Corner – Scary Silhouette Cards

Let your Cricut do most of the work with these silhouette cards! While it cuts all the silhouettes out of one piece of 12x12 paper, have fun choosing the patterned paper you'll use for the card bases and envelopes! Choose your favorite and make several of one design or make all four. Your friends and […]