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11 Great Ideas for Handmade Cards from our Design Team.

Looking for some inspiration and ideas for your next handmade card? We all love receiving a card from someone, especially when we know they took the time to make it themselves. It makes you feel a little extra special. And we love sharing handmade card ideas from our design team and hope you enjoy this latest collection of ideas as well.

 1. Send a matching treat cup along with a
Coffee Lovers card.

Coffee Lovers set. View on Cyndy G. Time Made for Me.
SVG Cutting Files used: Life Begins After Coffee and Full Cup Treat Holders

2. A Garden Full of Paper Posies
Garden Full of Posies card. View at My Cricut Side facebook page. SVG cutting file used: Card Posies

 3. You're No Spring Chicken 

No Spring Chicken Easel Card. View on Scrappy Sam Designs.  SVG cutting files used:  Blooming Layers Easel Card and Shirley, Goodness and Mercy


 4. Flower Pot Pocket Sympathy Card 

3-D Flower Pot Sympathy Card. View Mel's Video
SVG cutting file used: Flower Pot Card

 5. Send a note of Blessings to uplift
and say you care.

Blessings Card. View at Clicker Sisters Gallery
SVG cutting file used: Sympathy Wordart Set

 6. A Canning Jar becomes a shaker card.

Butterfly Pat Shaker Card. View on Scrappy Sam Designs.
SVG cutting file used: Canning Jars Preserves

 7. Sweet Donut cards with 0 calories.

Donut Worry! Be Happy! Easel card from The Art of Els Schutte
SVG cutting file used: Donut Easel Card


 8. Just another day in paradise. 

Another Day in Paradise Easel Card. View more on Sue's Stamping Stuff.    SVG cutting file used:  Beach Easel Card with 4 Titles

 9. Send a note of thanks to a teacher.

Clipboard Apple Card. View at Krystal Klear Creations.
SVG cutting file used:  Clipboard Card and Apple Card

 10. Shape cards and flip flops.

Life is Better in Flip Flops. View on Sue's Stamping Stuff
SVG cutting file used: Flip Flop Shape Card

 11. Teacups that could audition for
a Disney movie. 

Stacking Teacup Card. View Mel's Video
SVG cutting file used: Stacking Teacups Card and Envelope

These designers really put their heart and soul into their handmade cards and creations. Be sure to pay their blogs a visit for great tips and info on these cards.

Explosion Boxes Become Treat Holders

 When we first began seeing explosion boxes for paper crafting several years ago they were used mainly as photo albums for the table top. Our designers however have found they make great treat boxes as well. Take a look....

From Paper Tree

Sarah's Easter Box is exploding with all around cuteness.I love her addition of the round beaded feet to the box bottom.

The box holds chocolate Easter eggs. You could also personalize this box by adding special photos, quotes or embellishments to the inner side panels. 
MyScrapChick files used:
Explosion Box

From Parties 'n Cards

Ninotchka turned her Explosion Box into a cupcake holder for a birthday celebration. And even better, the cupcake is one she created and handstitched from felt.
 Ninotchka does amazing felt projects that you will love. You'll be seeing more of her handstitched items here. Or you can visit her facebook page and look thru her photos.

MyScrapChick files used:
Explosion Box
If you love these projects please let our designers know
we welcome your comments.

Birds on the Fridge and Owls on the Wall.

It's springtime and the birds are showing up at MyScrapChick...

All Things Pretty *Mel

 Mel made up these whimsical birds and turned them into refrigerator magnets that her kids LOVE!
 Svg cutting files used:
Blues Bird: click to enlarge  Belle Bird: click to enlarge

Hooo doesn't love a fun Owl wall hanging??

Julie at Ready, Set, Stamp

 Julie received a wooden owl from her Secret Santa and found this fun way to decorate it using the Wise Night Owl.

Watch her video and you can also see it on her blog.
 Svg cutting files used:
Wise Night Owl: click to enlarge    Flower Combo: click to enlarge

We're so blessed to have such an amazing and talented Design Team. Their ideas and creativity never cease to amaze and delight.

 Be sure to pay their blogs and youtube channels a visit and leave a comment. Thank you.


4 Easter Treat Boxes You'll Love


From Scrappy Sam Designs

Shirley's Easter Milk Carton Caddy is done in beautiful spring colors. She's planning to give this caddy as an Easter gift to a family of 4, one milk carton filled with chocolaty treats for each person. If you are wondering how she put this all together you'll find her instructions on her blog.
MyScrapChick Svg cutting files used:
#10 from Caddy Essentials


From Idea Closet

Tracy's Easter Gift Box design is a great combination cut files
and papers for a girl teen or adult.
MyScrapChick svg cutting files used:

From Teachdanz

Nicole plans to use her Carrot Patch Treat Boxes for a table top display. What a great idea! 2 or 3 of these would be wonderful as centerpieces at the Easter dinner table too. Might even be able to fill them with some goodies for guests to take home if you don't mind parting with such cute decor.
MyScrapChick svg cutting files used:


From the Paper Tree

Sarah's did up the Carrot Treat box, choosing pastel Easter papers instead of the standard orange. After putting it together she found the box was tall enough not only for all the chocolaty goodies but would also fit pencils and stationery, post-its, stickers - the ideas are endless!
MyScrapChick svg cutting files used:

Old -fashioned Sweet Sugar Egg with Paper Becomes a New Keepsake.

Many of us have fond memories of those beautiful sugar eggs at Easter. This sweet tradition continues with these delicately decorated eggs now done with paper.

From The Art of Els Schutte 

Els created this keepsake Sugar Egg using
Sweet Sugar Egg from myscrapchick
After cutting and assembling the paper egg and it's delicate flowered frame Els continued decorating with more mini white paper flowers and paper leaves. She added lace trim behind the frame to create an even more fanciful touch.
 The scene inside the egg was cut and layered using a vintage print of this rabbit.

Els then added a spray of paper flowers to the front and top along with a blue silky ribbon all tied up in a bow. Her sweet sugar egg is so reminiscent of the old fashioned eggs from long ago. But we think hers is even more beautiful than the ones we remember.

Sweet Sugar Egg: click to enlarge
Sweet Sugar Egg at MyScrapChick

Els Beautiful Paper Succulents

Paper succulents are all the rage right now. When I saw these beauties from Els I thought they were real. It took me a few moments to realize these were actually paper! I was thrilled.

 From the Art of Els Schutte

  Els used the flower petals from Cut Flowers and the new Flower of Hope to create her arrangement.
The petals can be enlarged or reduced to create a variety of sizes for a natural look. I'm loving Els' arrangement. It works with a wide range of color choices in greens, blues, cinnamon and plum.

You could add these paper succulents to small terra cotta pots or old wood boxes. Actually almost any container would work. Maybe even create a summer wreath for your front door.
 This would look so beautiful on my coffee table. I'm also thinking I will add a pot of succulents to my computer desk.
These are the Flower Cutting Files Els Used....
Flower of Hope Svg cutting files Cut Flowers SVG Cutting Files 
The Poinsettias can be used for the tall slender leaf succulent...
Svg cutting file for paper succulents 
See all the flower cut files that can be used for your paper succulents...
Daisy Garden Svg cutting files  Svg cutting files for paper succulents.  paper succulents svgcut files
 Have you tried making your own paper succulents yet? We would love to hear what you think about this latest trend in paper flowers in the comments below.

6 Fun to Fancy Easter Card Ideas

 Sharing 6 card designs to make and share this Easter.

Sarah at Paper Tree

Sarah happily discovered the Easter clipart on myscrapchick. "They are absolutely gorgeous, full of colour and print beautifully in any size that you need. "  Sarah shares a lot more details on her blog. Hop on over there for more.
 Svg cutting files and clipart: Easter Chicks -  Easter Bunnies - Trifold Cards 

Sue at Sue's Stamping Stuff

"I used Kraft cardstock from Michael's for my bunnies...adding a little brown chalk around the edges and then dressing them in their Easter finery." 
Svg cutting files:  Bunny Rabbits Easel Card


Onesie Gift Boxes and Baby Shower Cards

  A Onsie Giftbox becomes a cute way to present a gift.
Later it can be used to store little keepsakes for the new baby.

Our design team got very creative with these onesies. Check it out.
Sue created a Onesie Gift Box above and the Onesie Easel Card below as a welcome gift for a new family member. By adding camo paper she felt confidant the new Dad would love this set.


 Julie at Ready, Set, Stamp
 The little layer of tulle around the skirt of the tutu card is so adorable
and oh so girly girl for this baby card.