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Need some inspiration?  Browse projects by our Design Team. See a project you love? We include the details and sizes so that you can recreate it with ease!

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.
Here are the exact shapes, sizes and colors I used. Use the Keep Proportions option to keep the shape’s proportions while sizing it to the width shown ...

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!
Here are the exact shapes, sizes and colors I ...

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.
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.
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 ...

Mary's Corner - Thanksgiving Crafts

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!

Thanksgiving Card

We've showcased our vintage Mom silhouette for Thanksgiving on this chic card.  Fresh out of the kitchen with a steaming crispy turkey!  This was inspired by a couple of gourmet Moms we know and we're sure they'll ...

Mary's Corner - Winter Cottage Christmas Cards

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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 cards this year and we hope it brings her joy throughout the chilly months ahead.
The finished cards are A2-sized, square (6"x6") and A7-sized.

Here are the exact shapes, sizes and ...

Mary’s Corner – Scary Silhouette Cards

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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 family will love getting such a festive handmade card from you!
Here are the exact shapes, sizes and colors that we used.  Clicking on the Collection name (in white) ...

Mary's Corner - Charlotte's Creepy Candy Boxes

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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 with some of our fave SVGs and voila!
Here are the exact shapes, sizes and colors that we used. Clicking on the Collection name (in ...

Mary’s Corner – Cornstalk Pals Halloween Card

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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!
Here are the exact shapes, sizes and colors that we used.  Clicking on the Collection name (in white) will take you to our store where you can check ...