Carly Van Veldhuizen
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Carly Van Veldhuizen

Short Bio

I've been very fortunate to grow up in a family of very creative women--and even more so that they used their creativity to show love. My grandma was the original Martha Stewart (without the jail time or huge conglomerate)--she piped icing monograms on sugar cubes for guests, covered her shoes in fabric to match an outfit, made paper flowers and wove baskets to hang on people's mailboxes. If she was still alive she would have owned every Silhouette product--and used them better than most. My mom is the hippie version of the same--showing love with over-the-top theme parties, murals on our bedroom walls, super special holidays with loads of homemade décor. They both made the everyday special--and they inspire me to do what I do. I'm a maker and stylist. I own Girl Friday in Minneapolis. We make and style environments--store windows, specialty event décor, wedding magazine photos, etc. Our clients range from private clients planning a wedding to corporate clients. Everything we create for our clients is custom and one-of-a-kind.

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Which Silhouette product do you like or use the most?

The Silhouette Cameo--the applications are limitless. And, I love how easily I can personalize...well, everything!

Fun Facts about me

  • 1. I'm addicted to Diet Coke and Pinterest. I have almost 200 boards...and counting.
  • 2. I have 3 college degrees (as if one set of student loans weren't enough!).
  • 3. Whenever possible, I spend Fridays with my mom.

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