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FREE SVG & JPG Files: Screen Divider Card

Sorry to have left you all for so long. Life gets a little crazy like that sometimes. But, good news, I finally got some time to sit down a do a little crafting. Yee haw! ๐Ÿ™‚

Here’s one I just created to give me a place to stick my post-it notes, so they don’t end up all over my pc monitor!! This ‘screen divider’ can be used as a greeting card, bulletin board, and much more.

Screen Divider Card

I’m including a 3-panel and a 4-panel version along with the rectangular mat for each panel, in SVG and JPG formats, for machine or hand cutting. Enjoy!

Right-click one or more of the following links and โ€œSave Target Asโ€ or โ€œSave Link Asโ€ to download these free files to your computer:

SVG file (incl 3 & 4 panel versions)
3-panel JPG file
4-panel JPG file

Happy Crafting!!

~Vickie ๐Ÿ™‚

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Flower Power Fundraiser – help our 5th grade charity, buy flowers, earn free cutting files

Flower Power Fundraiser

Click here to buy some flowers and help send kids to summer camp!!

My daughter’s elementary school is currently running a fundraiser to help raise money for their 5th grade class to go to summer camp at Camp Keewaydin. They decided to sell one of my favorite things… FLOWERS!! If any of you out there are interested in buying some flower bulbs to help brighten up your own gardens, please click here and check out all the great flowers they have for sale. (

PLUS … anyone who buys something from our fundraiser will receive a free SVG (or JPG) file from me. If you spend $35 or more, I’ll give you not one but TWO free SVG or JPG cutting files. You can choose any file from my SVG Store or you can save your freebie for a future purchase (on a file that i have yet to make, special requests for specific designs also accepted). So, if you decide to help us and your lovely gardens out, just save a copy of your receipt in PDF or JPG form and email it to me at Let me know which file(s) you are interested in and I’ll email it to you.

If you have any questions, feel free to email me.
Thanks a bunch,
Vickie ๐Ÿ™‚

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Project – Wedding Card – used my first digi stamp ever :-)

Found a cool digital stamp seller on etsy (at least they had what i was looking for)โ€ฆ the store’s name is digistampcharacters.
Made this wedding card using one of their digi stamps just in time for mom to take it to a friendโ€™s big day ๐Ÿ™‚

Also used: Perfect Pearls, watercolor paints, watercolor paper, patterned paper, white cardstock, vellum, ribbon, inks, embossing powder, small brads, and a poem found online.

Pics of our Valentine’s Day Cards to Share With Classmates :-)

Just thought I’d share some pics with y’all…

We just finished our Valentine’s Day Card & Treat Boxes for my daughter’s 5th grade class. Now, where’d I put that candy? ๐Ÿ˜‰

Project: Our Valentine’s Day Cards for School

My daughter and I just finished up the cards that she’ll give to her classmates in celebration of Valentine’s Day. When it comes to SVGs, we used a scalloped heart from, the red “Be Mine” In a Heart from EINNEJ, and SCAL’s shapes library for the journaling heart on the back. For tools, we used our Cricut and Cuttlebug (with the swirls embossing folder). Oh yah… And we used our Stamp!t kit to make the “To” & “From” stamp that we used on the backs.

We think they came out great and wanted to share them with you all.


Homemade embossing texture plates

Now, we’ve got our bugs, our free & cheap artwork files, & these awesome Cricut software titles that limit us by our imagination alone (and not our wallets) – we can now make endless qtys and types of die-cut and embossed designs (for almost no cost) for scrapbooking, cardmaking, and other paper crafts.

I showed you an example of a homemade embossing folder in a previous post. This post focuses on making texture plates instead.

I tried making some texture plates (w .04 caliper chipboard) this weekend. Here’s how they turned out:

Here’s what I found:

Chipboard thicknesses can range from approximately cereal box thickness (.2mm or .02 caliper) and about .04 caliper. Thinner ones simply require extra (cardstock/chipboard) shams in the Cuttlebug sandwich.

My main secret here: tan (latex rubber) embossing mats from Spellbinders! For your Cuttlebug sandwhich, you might layer an A Plate, an embossing mat, your paper to be embossed, your homemade texture plate face down, another mat, a cardtock/chipboard sham or two, and a B Plate to top it off. Then just run it through once or twice.

Those tan embossing mats from Spellbinders really are amazing. You can actually emboss & deboss at the same time – if you make the texture plate a certain way. For example, if you take a little piece of cardboard cut from a postal mailer/envelope, punch some holes in it, glue those circle hole cutouts back onto it in different places (so you have some holes cut out of and some holes glued on to the cardboard) and run that through your embossing machine with your paper and embossing mat & all that. It comes out with both embossed & debossed circles – or whatever other great multiple-level textures you may come up with.

You can also use glue or puffy paint to add texture to your texture plates.

Homemade Cuttlebug Embossing Folder

Here’s a pic of the folder I made today.
I used my Cricut to cut some recycled Cuttlebug packaging that I glued into part of a recycled UPS envelope. I use the A Plate, a shim made of aprox 1mm thick chipboard, and 2 B Plates (with my homemade folder w/ paper in between the B Plates) – This is the sandwhich I insert into my Cuttlebug for one pass. ๐Ÿ™‚

Please feel free to ask questions if you have any. Just post your questions or comments (by ‘adding a comment’) to any of my posts & I’ll get back to ya ASAP.

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