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Mary's Corner - Garden Invitation

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I'm so happy with this gorgeous summer party invitation, and can’t wait to mail them!  Better yet, you could totally change the caption to “Happy Birthday” or “Thank You,” etc.  I always have an upcoming birthday or a thank-you note to send.

I loved working with this gorgeous BoBunny Jazmyne Glitter paper and coordinating Bazzil cardstock.  When I found it while shopping, I HAD to have it.  And this time, all the Bazzil cardstock I used (just picked it ...


Mary's Corner - Made With Love by Jackie Moon Photo Shoot

I loved scrapping these photos of me and my very dear best friend Jackie Moon!  Not only did she crochet these accessories--she designed them!  (You can download her designs at Made With Love by Jackie Moon.)  I LOVE Jackie's style--natural, feminine, laid-back--so what better place for a photo shoot than the forest?

We modeled her gorgeous crochet designs and Leo shared ...


Mary's Corner - Baby Ryan's Birthday Card and Gift Tag

My little baby nephew Ryan turns one soon and I found the neatest handmade baby toys for him on Etsy!  A Crinkle Sensory Toy from IcingOnTheCupcake (http://www.etsy.com/shop/IcingOnTheCupcake) and a Ribbon Play Ball from MamaMade (http://www.etsy.com/shop/mamamade).  I love supporting independent crafters and I love that the toys are special, one-of-a-kind, and made with love.

Of course I had to make a special card and gift tag!  I'm really happy with how these came out!  They look so gentle yet playful.  I ...


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 darn cute, I can't stand it!  Better yet, you only need two SVG Collections to make all three cards!
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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 of our daffodils as well (a freebie from our blog) to coordinate with the gorgeous spring blooms in these photos.
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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 with candies, a tag for the birthday girl's present, a funky banner and a Thank You card for thanking her friends for the birthday ...


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.
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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 you could certainly use any size and adapt the design and make it all your own!
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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 layout around it.
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Here are the exact shapes, sizes and colors I used!  Unless a height is given, use the Keep Proportions option to keep ...


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.
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Here are the sizes, shapes and colors that I used.  For all shapes, check "Keep Proportions" in the Shape Properties window and then enter the width ...