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Mary’s Corner – Baby Shower Favor Cake and Bags


Project Information
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 cake slice filled with candies and the mom-to-be gets the top two layers of the cake. There are some gifts inside and she can use the boxes to ...

Mary's Corner - Mom's Birthday Cake

Project Information
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 this came out!!

This is perfect for a birthday party and could also work for any other party - especially a baby shower ...

Mary's Corner - Autumn Invitation

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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 a few elements from our favorite fall SVG collections as well as our free "You're Invited" caption.
Here's the exact shapes, ...

Mary's Corner - Paper Chrysanthemum Pumpkin Project

Fall Mums Created Using SCAL!
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 yourself out of paper!
Project Requirements

  • 8 to 10 3D Chrysanthemums (sized at about 3" wide each) using our Free SVG File from 9.12.2009,


Mary's Corner - Simple Halloween Cards

Project Information
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 even some rubber stamps!  We're so crazy!

It's fun to make more than one of these cards at once so you can mix and match ...

Mary's Corner - Decoupaged Pumpkin

Project Overview
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 a 6.5" craft pumpkin from Michaels.  With one of their 40% off coupons it's about five dollars.  (Wow, can't beat that price - almost feeling a ...

Mary's Corner - Hair Raising Halloween Sign

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Get a jump on October home decor with this foreboding decoration!  Perfect to hang near your front entryway at home, in your classroom or even in your office to warn of Halloween dangers.

  • Uses all AC Cardstock.
  • We used three pieces of festive 18" ribbon to hang the paperscape.  We got all of our ribbons at Michaels, but you can certainly use anything you have lying around - oranges, blacks, browns, purples and yellows will all work.
  • The funkier, the better!
  • We also


Mary's Corner - Pumpkin Patch Scrapbook Layout

Project Information
How many of us visit the pumpkin patch every year? I know Mary and I do! It's a yearly tradition and we just love it! I think this year we'll end up doing it a few times! If you want to, tell us which pumpkin patch you visit every year! Tell us the name and the city using the comments section! Anyways... we hope you enjoy making this fun layout! I know Mary had fun creating it and I ...

Mary's Corner - Sally's Pumpkin Card


Mary's Corner - Megan's Soccer Layout

Project Information
Attention soccer Moms! Need help creating a super cute Soccer layout using the element you already have? We've got you covered!

  • Customize your layout using your team's colors!
  • Customize the soccer jersey with your child's number!
  • This project as pictured can be made on 12x12 and 24x12 sized mats! The large soccer ball and playing field will not cut on a 12x6 mat at the specified dimensions.
  • We created a "Team Falcons" for our pages, but