Embroidered Easter Towels and Easter Egg Baskets

I managed to make a couple of gifts for Easter this year.  I embroidered towels and made a matching Easter egg basket to go with them.

The egg basket is a cut file from svgcuts.com.  It went together very quickly.  I put names on the back side of the baskets, but I forgot to take a picture of the back.  I used vinyl for the names.  The baskets were a great size to hold some candy.


Since the towels were for our dog groomer and her assistant, I thought the design was perfect.  I got the embroidery file from digistitches.com and it stitched out beautifully.  I trimmed each towel with the contrast fabric I used on the egg appliques.


The towels were too large to fit inside the baskets, so I put them in some pink organza bags that I had on hand.



Frozen Christmas Cards

I made Christmas cards for three sisters and used the same theme throughout — characters from Disney’s Frozen.

The first two cards are shakers cards.  I got to try some of my Papertrey Ink shaker dies making these — love how the dies make shaker cards so easy.  I added Martha Stewart snow inside — and some sequins from Doodlebug Designs.  The banner and the sentiment are also from Papertrey Ink.


The snowflakes are from Martha Stewart border punches — I used two different punches to get the different sized flakes.


The third card is a scraplift — when CBC Scrapbooking posted her card on Facebook, I fell in love with it.  The card uses cut files from Little Scraps of Heaven Designs.  I used Warm Hugs and Ice Princess to make the card.

The tag is from a die by Jaded Blossom Stamps — the Tag 2 set.   The snowflake frame is from Spellbinders.  I again used some of the punched snowflakes on this card.


  • Papertrey Ink – Shaker dies, banner die and sentiment stamp
  • Little Scraps of Heaven Designs – Warm Hugs and Ice Princess cut files
  • Jaded Blossom Stamps – Tags 2 die
  • Spellbinders – Snowflake Frame
  • Martha Stewart – snowflake border punches
  • Doodlebug Designs – sequins

Caramel Apple Bear Card

I was able to join in the Anything with Fall Colors Challenge on svgcuttingfiles.com’s blog.  You can create anything, as long as it uses fall colors and one of their files as the main focus.

It wasn’t hard to choose what cut file I wanted to use — this cute bear is one of their newer files.  The file is called Candy Apples.  I also used one of their card bases to make the card — it is the Oval Card Base.

The stamp and the die that the tag is cut from are both from Jaded Blossom.  The stamp is called Caramel Apple and the die is Mini Tag Dies 2.


The background paper is from Doodlebug Designs and the collection is called Happy Harvest.  I added a twine bow to the tag.


  • svgcuttingfiles.com – Candy Apples and Oval Card Base
  • Jadedblossomstamps.com – Caramel Apple and Mini Tag 2 dies
  • Doodlebug Designs — Happy Harvest
  • Twine

Graduation Pop-Up Card

Our poor blog has really been neglected.  I have several projects to post but just haven’t gotten around to doing it.  So here is a card I made several months ago for a young man’s college graduation.  I used a cut file I purchased on etsy.com.  This was my first time making a pop-up card.

It was an easy card to make except I had trouble putting the folds in.  I kept ending up with creases where I didn’t want creases to be.  It took about 5 tries before I finally got it right.  I cut it on my Klic-N-Kut Zing.

FrontThe inside is where I had the problems folding the card.  I first cut it using a fairly heavy cardstock (110#) and found a lighterweight (80#) folded much easier.

InsideAnd here is a side view so you can see how it pops up.