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Come and join me in my Creativity Zone where you can enjoy fun and challenging card design ideas that will inspire you to learn new techniques to maximize the use of your craft tools, most especially the Silhouette Cameo machine along with the Silhouette Studio Designer software, and truly enjoy your crafting to the fullest.

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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Cover For An Index Card Box

My friend, Benjie, requested me to make a cover for her index card box. She is a school teacher and she uses the box to store her index cards for her lesson plans and projects for her second grade students which they call the 'Item Bank'. She just told me about the box yesterday and I told her that I'm currently busy with multiple projects so I won't have the time to do the box till after about 3 weeks. Little does she know that I was so challenged with the design concept of the box that I immediately started on it as soon as I got home. I stayed up late and even missed my gym this morning just to finish the box. I enjoyed creating the cover design for my friend knowing how much she will appreciate and treasure the box.

I admire Benjie for her profession and not only is she a dedicated teacher, she truly enjoys her job and still has the same enthusiasm in all the 33 years that she has been teaching. She is, indeed, a remarkable teacher! These thoughts were my inspiration in creating this beautiful box and finishing it in one day. The box is a tribute to her dedication to her noble profession. It's truly a labor of love. I used a beautiful verse about teachers to embellish the interior of the box. I used all her favorite colors in the design.

I haven't told Benjie yet that the box is finished so she will be thrilled once she finds out.

Just Another Black And Ivory Hat Card

I wanted to make good use of my black and ivory paper pad so I made another black and ivory hat card. I used  exactly the same template as the first hat card that I created. I love this color combination.

My original hat card:

Thursday, August 18, 2011


Although I haven't posted any new cards in 2 months, I'm so pleased to find a lot of hits on my blog constantly everyday. I just checked my stats and I'm so happy to see that I already reached more than 8,200 hits which is very surprising to me considering my blog is pretty new and I wasn't sure how much interest it will generate when I initiated it. Thank you so much to everyone, most especially to my followers. Your heartwarming support is a great source of inspiration in my creativity.

My niece requested me to make a bookmark for her prayer book which inspired me to create these pretty designs. I remember seeing a corner page bookmark from somewhere several months ago but I forgot to save it. I tried to figure out my own design and came up with these designs. Everybody loves them and I've been getting a lot of requests for them. My craft room has turned into a bookmark factory :). It's a great way to make good use of my scraps. These bookmarks are great keepsakes and souvenirs which will make you all the more popular among your family and friends.

Anybody interested on the templates, I'm sharing all the five designs for free. Just indicate your request on your comment.

I finally posted my new card, the sofa card, so check it out below :).

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Vintage Sofa Card - Unfinished :(

Time is just slipping by too fast for me and I can't believe that it's been a month since I last post anything on my blog. I've just been too preoccupied with so many different things that I haven't had the time to play much with my Silhouette. I actually got stuck with the latest card design that I promised everyone over a month ago and although I did finish the base of the card, I got hit with a rare creativity lull that I just couldn't figure out what to do with the finishing touches of this 3-D vintage sofa card. I decided to go ahead and post the card and share the template. Perhaps I'll be able to get help from everyone on how to finish the card. It is another unique card design and I  think it's just beautiful. I actually made some throw pillows as accents on the sofa but I think my problem was I just gave too much thought on how to embellish it that I spaced out. LOL!!! So I would love to hear your ideas on how I should finish the card or better yet, please send me some photos of the cards that you have created out of this template.

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