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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 ...

Mary’s Corner – Baby Shower Favor Cake and Bags

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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

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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

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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 ...