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How do you like them pickles?!


Mmmmmm… how do I love them pickles! Not on ice cream, but I could sit down and eat a whole jar in one sitting. I haven’t tried it, but I am sure I could do it!  Someone challenge me! “Whoa! Calm down! I challenge you to eat a jar of pickles in one sitting.” I was going to anyways. Maybe some other time. I am trying to tell people what this post is all about.

My best friend and I always try to get each other pickle cards for our birthdays. Unfortunately, not all stores carry pickle cards. “WHAT?! That’s a sin!” I know, right?! We are living in a crazy world. So, I decided to take a crack at creating a pickle card with my Cricut. This is what I came  up with:

Hahahahaha… I love it! Have you ever seen a cuter pickle? “Yes.” LIAR! I am thinking, most likely not. For those of you who can’t read, the card says “What’s the big dill?” I hope my readers were smart enough to get that joke. And the inside says, “It’s only your birthday.” Well, I thought I was clever.

All you need is some fun paper, glue, and a Cricut. I suppose you can cut out the pickle by hand, but it won’t be as crisp. I don’t know about you, but I prefer my pickles crisp. Unfortunately, I had trouble finding a pickle .svg online so I had my wonderful husband make one for me. Ya, I got him in check! I love you, Husband! I wish I could share the file with you, but I have no idea where it went 🙁 Maybe I can talk him into making another one? Hmmm… what can I do to convince him?

Well, this was just a fun idea I wanted to share with you all. Hope you enjoyed it. If you didn’t, well, just DILL with it!

My bestie and I. Love you, Stef-a-lef-a-gus!

The Corinne


Bonjur! Cómo estás? Bien Merci! No? That wasn’t right? Darn! I thought I had it down that time 🙁 French is SO hard to learn. Especially after taking Spanish in high school. I combine the two and it sounds great to me! I don’t think everyone else thinks so though.  “Why the heck is this lady rambling on about French and Spanish?” Because it’s my blog , so I can do what I want! I was just about to get to that, my dear readers…

This next creation was one of my first with my Cricut. Actually, it was one of my first paper crafts altogether! I made this for my sister-in-law, Corinne. She was living in New York and working as a jewelry designer for Tiffany’s. I made this for her when we found out she accepted a job with Swarovski in Paris, France! We all were sad to see her go so far away, but so excited that she got such an amazing opportunity!

Purple, green, congratulations, flowers, floral

This was made with the very few supplies I had at the time. Here is what I used:

1) This is a 5×7 card, blank on the inside. I used a green floral pattern for the background. Easy so far,  right?

2) I used my Circut to cut a purple floral pattern and a green “congratulations.” Still with me?

3) After gluing the purple floral cut out onto the background I placed a cut out piece of transparent paper on top to soften the background. Then I topped it off with fabric flowers and brad centers. Violà! You have a card to give to that someone special!

So, congratulations, sister! We are proud of you! You all will be happy to know that she is having a great time in Paris! And we had a great time visiting her in April 🙂

Corinne at the Notre Dame in Paris!

Our family trip to see Corinne in April 2011.

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