Jul 31, 2020

Mini Unicorn Pegasus Party Favor Gift Box - SVG Cut Files Pattern and Tutorial

Mini Unicorn / Pegasus Party Favor Gift Box - SVG Cut Files Pattern and Tutorial


Mini Unicorn / Pegasus Party Favor Gift Box - SVG Cut Files Pattern and Tutorial

You can make a special girl’s unicorn dreams come true – or pegasus, or winged unicorn!
After cutting these adorable gift boxes with an SVG cutting machine, they can be party decorations, or even a cake topper.

You can stuff these party favors with sweets or treats, then give them to your guests to thank them for coming to your party, and then they keep them as a souvenir of your special event.

Mini Unicorn Party Favor Gift Box - Candy


Enlarge my SVG cutting files by 110%, cut it out of 12x12 card stock, and you can fit a gift card in the body. If you have 11x17 inch or tabloid size card stock, enlarge it by 135%, and you can turn a mini unicorn or pegasus party favor box into a center piece, and stuff even more goodies inside.

Mini Unicorn Pegasus Party Favor Gift Box - Candy



Materials Needed

Optional Tools

Watch the trailer here:



Mini Unicorn Pegasus Party Favor Gift Box

Jul 3, 2020

Slotted vs Needle Quilling Tool - How to Use and Why

Slotted vs Needle Quilling Tools - how to use and why

Slotted vs Needle Quilling Tools - How to Use and Why

What's the difference between these two tools, and which one should you get, and more importantly, why? The answers to all these questions are shown in my latest tutorial video, and I'll be breaking down the steps to achieve success with either tool.

Slotted Quilling Tool Tips:

  • Slip your strip into the slot, aligning the paper end to your tool (no overhang)
  • Turn your handle; either left or right, whichever direction feels comfortable
  • Use your index fingers to keep edge aligned
  • Use your thumb to apply gentle pressure against the coil to prevent unravelling
  • PUSH the finished coil off, never PULL the coil, or else you'll get a tornado
  • Flatten the coil to align the edges before allowing it to unwind
  • Slotted quilling tools will show a crimp in the middle, but you can hide it by inserting a needle tool, and rubbing the crimp until it's smoother

Needle Quilling Tool Tips:

  • Press the needle against the paper into your index finger
  • Rub the paper with your thumb and the friction will make the paper wind around the needle until it catches itself
  • If your fingers are dry, moisten very lightly to achieve friction, which will help the paper catch
  • Flatten the coil to align the edges before allowing it to unwind
  • Needle quilling tools will have a smooth innermost coil


Jul 2, 2020

Unicorn Party Favor (Work in Progress)

Unicorn Party Favor Gift Box

Sneak Peak of Unicorn Party Favor


I can't help it. I have lots of projects I know I should be working on, but this little unicorn keeps stealing my attention. It's not finished yet, because I keep making improvements. The way I make the unicorn horn is so simple now, after many failed attempts, but it's finally straight, strong, and evenly spiralled. I'm so smitten with my unicorn, I even take it to bed with me to admire before I fall asleep. It can hold lots of treats and can be cut from just 3 sheets of letter-size card stock. True fact – when I was a little girl, I dreamed of and drew many horses and unicorns (yes, pegasus too).


I wanted to give you a peak at what's on my craft table, and to let you know I'm still thinking of you all, even if I haven't been posting as much since self isolating. I want desperately to film more tutorials, but my day job as a graphic designer revolves around health care forms, which has included Covid 19. So I've been working overtime and don't have the energy to put in the extra hours needed to post as often as I'd like.


I want you to know that I have been stockpiling all your questions on my blog and YouTube channel, so please keep them coming. I try to think of ways to show and explain my process, and break down my steps for you. Thank you for your patience and encouragement.


Keep calm, keep safe, and craft on!

Jun 27, 2020

Elastic Band & Hair Tie Organizer

elastic band hair tie organizer diy template



Organize Your Elastic Bands or Hair Ties


Since self isolating at home, I've had more time to look around my space. I used to store my elastic bands in a heap and it took too long to sort out the exact one I wanted. Now I simply glance at my stash, pick out the one I want, and move on with my next task. I used the same concept to organize my hair ties and now both areas are simply tidy! It truly gives me joy to look at these tame bands when it used to be a mess.


Click the word DOWNLOAD to access a compressed folder for:

  • SVG file (using a Cricut or Silhouette cutting machine)

  • PDF file (to cut by hand)


Follow the assembly tutorial here:







Jun 9, 2020

Grad Cap Pop Up Card - Free SVG and PDF Template

Grad Cap Pop Up Card - SVG PDF Template Pattern

Grad Cap Pop Up Card - Free SVG and PDF Template


A nephew of mine is graduating this year, and like so many others, he won't be able to have a typical grad ceremony due to pandemic isolation restrictions. 


Grad Cap Pop Up Card - Gift Card - SVG PDF Template Pattern


So I designed this grad cap card that pops up and sits at a jaunty angle. It has a pocket to hold money, a gift card, or a special photo.


Download my free SVG file to cut on your Cricut or Silhouette cutting machine, or cut it by hand by following the PDF file:

Follow the assembly tutorial here: