FREE Bustier Papercrafting Pattern!

How to turn paper into a sexy Valentine’s Day gift for your guy that costs next to nothing! Just print the pattern and cut out all the pieces, or cut the pieces on your electronic cutter. Both file versions are included! Then follow the instructions to assemble the Bustier and add your own magic for a gift he won’t forget!

Download the free Bustier pattern here.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

3D Kitchen Mixer pattern featured on Echo Park Paper blog

This morning I was scrolling through my Facebook feed, and was quite surprised and thrilled to see the most adorable version of my 3D Kitchen Mixer pattern featured on the Echo Park Paper blog!

Jana Eubank, one of their design team members, created this colorful version using papers from several Echo Park collections, and also featured it on her personal blog, as part of a super cute gift package.

Father’s Day Tool Card Pattern

Remember this card I made for my dad? It was for his birthday, but it would make a fantastic Father’s Day card too, don’t you think? Keep reading for instructions on how to make it, including dimensions for all the card pieces, a link to purchase the tools, and a link to download the handwritten “dad” absolutely free!

Birthday Card for Dad using Tools of the Trade SVG Cutting File



To make the card:

  1. Cut an 8 1/2″ x 11″ piece of cardstock in half horizonally to end up with two pieces 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″. Score and fold one piece in half along the dotted line shown in the diagram to create a card base 5 1/2″ wide by 4 1/2″ tall.
  2. Cut three more cardstock pieces in alternating colors according to the dimensions below:
    • 4″ x 5 1/4″
    • 3″ x 4 1/4″
    • 2 7/8″ x 4 1/8″
  3. If you have an embossing machine (I used my Texture Boutique), emboss the smallest of the three pieces.
  4. Center and layer the pieces in order of size, adhere them together and adhere all three pieces to the card base.
  5. Size the tools in your cutting software so they will fit on the card as shown. On my card, the hammer is approximately 1 1/2″ tall and the rest of the tools are sized proportionately. Cut all the tool pieces out and layer them together to form the individual tools.
  6. Arrange the tools on the card front as desired and adhere.
  7. Size the Dad cutting file to approximately 3″ wide in your cutting software. Cut out both pieces. Adhere the word to the shadow outline, then adhere both to the card front.

That’s all there is to it! Such a simple card to make, but it makes a big impression!

Click the image below to purchase the Tools of the Trade SVG cutting file.

Tools of the Trade SVG Cutting File

Click the image below to download the handwritten Dad SVG cutting file absolutely free!


Great Card for a Handyman

My dad’s birthday is coming up in a few days. This man has the most amazingly well organized wall of tools in his garage that you could ever imagine, so when I sat down to create a birthday card for him, a “wall of tools” seemed like the perfect theme.

Birthday Card for Dad using Tools of the Trade SVG Cutting File

The card is 5 1/2″ wide by 4 1/4″ tall. To cut the tools, I used the Tools of the Trade SVG cutting file available in the 99 Cent Store (shown below). The word Dad was handwritten on my graphics tablet and converted to a cutting file.

Tools of the Trade SVG Cutting File