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 - 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 […]

Mary's Corner - Charlotte's Creepy Candy Boxes

We couldn't resist making some of these favor boxes with our super cute Halloween paper. We'll fill them with some mixed nuts and some homemade chocolate truffles for a few lucky folks. Mmm! Just about any combination of Halloween paper would look adorable, so these were really fun to put together. Then we embellished them […]

Mary’s Corner – Cornstalk Pals Halloween Card

Wow, who wouldn't be impressed receiving this adorable Halloween card! We plan on sending ours to Mom and she'll definitely be showing all her friends. It uses elements from many of our various Fall and Halloween SVG Collections as well as a few freebies. Check out the table below to see exactly what we used!

Mary’s Corner – Baby Shower Favor Cake and Bags

When people saw how neato our last cake was, of course we had to make one for an upcoming family baby shower too! We're stoked about how cute it is! We thought about tying a pair of baby socks on the top box with a pretty ribbon. Maybe we still will! Each guest gets a […]

Mary's Corner - Mom's Birthday Cake

I've made this favor box cake for my mom's birthday party and she and the guests are going to be wild for it! I've seen other folks do the cake boxes on a cake plate with ribbons, so I thought why not add two more layers and some 3D flowers?? I just loooove the way […]

Mary's Corner - Autumn Invitation

Who wouldn't love to receive this fally invitation! We plan on inviting a special friend to go apple picking with this invite. It would be perfect for a lunch or dinner invite, a pumpkin picking invite or even just for a fun shopping trip or as a "walk in the autumn woods" invite. It uses […]

Mary's Corner - Paper Chrysanthemum Pumpkin Project

Hey everyone! We had a lot of fun creating this festive decoration. The official start of Autumn is almost here and we are so excited! We made it using some craft supplies in our arsenal, some simple cardstock and our new free 3D Chrysanthemum SVG. Your family and friends won't believe you made these flowers […]

Mary's Corner - Simple Halloween Cards

We made some simple yet adorable Halloween cards! You can apply this layout and style to any theme and make cards for any occasion (i.e. Birthday, Thank You, Christmas, etc). This design was inspired by some cards we saw at Archivers. We decided it was time to branch out and use some different embellishments and […]

Mary's Corner - Decoupaged Pumpkin

Such a lovely home accent for autumn! This will look so pretty nestled on our "pumpkin shelf" for fall with our other treasured gourds. It would also make a very special Thanksgiving host or hostess gift. We'll be bringing one of these along with our Green Bean Casserole to our Thanksgiving celebration. We started with […]