Card for Wisdom Teeth Removal


A few days ago, my husband had his wisdom teeth removed. I think dental work is pretty anxiety-filled for most people, so I wanted to make something for him that would make him smile. Usually when I sit down to make a card I have an occasion or sentiment in mind, but 9 times out of 10 I have absolutely no idea what exactly I’m going to make. This time was no exception. And here’s the outcome!

I started out by creating a print and cut file in Silhouette Studio. I found the tooth vector on my favorite site for free graphics – pixabay. I added the little smiley faces because…these were happy teeth. I picked out a font for the “Farewell!” sentiment and sent all of these items to print and cut. Once I had all the pieces cut, I decided the teeth needed a little something. I drew the tiny halos in glue on some scrap paper and covered with gold glitter. When the glue had dried, I cut around the halos and arranged the card with all the pieces I had cut.

I needed an envelope and thought I would put a little decoration on it. I used the same tooth design and added the “RIP” text. I decided to use my Silhouette sketch pens to draw this design on the envelope.

Finally, and I don’t have a great picture of this, I used print and cut again on some sticker paper to create a sticker to hold the envelope closed. I used the tooth shape one more time, and this time added some angel wings to the tooth in Gimp.

I LOVE how this card turned out – it just cracks me up, and is the weirdest card I think I’ve ever made.

If you know someone having their wisdom teeth removed and want to send them a smile, you can find this card in my paper shop, Sarcastic Squirrel.

Have you ever made a card…for TEETH?! 😀


I Love You Awesome Nerds


I sat down at my desk last night, just to kind of mess around and see what came out of it. Well, I ended up with this card that is just cracking me up.


I always love the combination of orange and blue since I went to the University of Illinois. Once I started painting the circuits I thought, “geez, this is really nerdy”. Did I mention I studied electrical engineering at U of I?

The “I love you awesome nerds” quote from Pitch Perfect popped into my head, and I thought it would be a great sentiment for the card.

Since I was already in Illini mode, of course I had to make the “I” in the sentiment the great block I that Illinois uses.

I absolutely love the way this turned out! What do you think?

I – L – L!