Candice Cruz

Candice Cruz is a designer, writer and maker of greeting cards. She is a card making and scrapbooking expert and writes about both subjects.


  • Writer and business owner at ShortcakeScraps and contributed to two card making books
  • Taught card making classes at local craft stores


Candice Cruz was a writer for The Spruce Crafts covering the subject of card making. Cruz has been crafting with all sorts of mediums such as rubber stamps, paper, beads, yarn, and fabric since she was a young child, but really fell in love with scrapbooking and card making during college.

She is often known as ShortcakeScraps, which is the name of her blog and small business. Her blog feature posts about crafts, food and creativity and ​is updated with contents such as photos, reviews, and recipes. Her work has also appeared in magazines like Paper Crafts and Creating Keepsakes.

In addition to her published works, Cruz designs and sells handmade greeting cards and sewing projects, and has taught card making classes at local craft stores.


Candice received a Bachelor of Science in sociology from the University of Massachusetts, Boston.


Candice has contributed to two card making books:  "Love Notes: 40 Exquisite Handmade Cards to Express Your Love," and "Thank You Notes: 40 Handmade Ways to Show You're Grateful."

Expertise: Card making, Scrapbooking, Paper crafts
Education: University of Massachusetts, Boston

About The Spruce

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