Thursday, December 18, 2014

BOWS, BOWS and BOWS!!

Be sure to visit the Cutting Cafe Blog on the 7th and 21st of every month for our design teams inspirational post in which by leaving a comment you will be entered into a drawing to win 3 FREE sets of your choice from the online store. 

This weeks assignment was to use the Gift Bow Template.   



I chose to make a bow for a Christmas present!  I used the same paper stack as the card I made, so that it would all coordinate together.   


I hung the card on the gift bag, didn't want to "hide" it in an envelope. :)

One thing that I really like about makeing your own bows is if you have paper that you wouldn't normally use, make a bow out of it!  Once the strips are cut and you put it together you loose the pattern and really just see the colors of the paper.  Try it!!



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Saturday, December 6, 2014

Christmas Shaker Card

Be sure to visit the Cutting Cafe Blog on the 7th and 21st of every month for our design teams inspirational post in which by leaving a comment you will be entered into a drawing to win 3 FREE sets of your choice from the online store. 

This weeks assignment was to use either the Christmas Shape Shaker Card Set or the Christmas Word Shakers.

There are so many cute shaker cards in the Christmas Shape Shaker set it was hard to chose just one, but I decided to make the Christmas Stocking. 



I also used one of the printable included in the set for the Happy Holidays!


















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Sunday, November 23, 2014

Blisty Golden Ticket Giveaway

If you haven't checked out Blitsy and made a purchase to try and win a pair of Golden Scissors you should check them out!


Go to Blitsy and check it out Golden Scissors





Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving

Be sure to visit the Cutting Cafe Blog on the 7th and 21st of every month for our design teams inspirational post in which by leaving a comment you will be entered into a drawing to win 3 FREE sets of your choice from the online store. 

This weeks assignment was to use either the Turkey Shaped Card or the Happy Thanksgiving Word Shaped Card. 



absolutely LOVED the Turkey Shaped Card.



The Turkey cut file comes with 2 layers of Turkey feathers.  I wanted a 3rd layer so I duplicated a layer and re-sized it.  


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Monday, November 10, 2014

La-La Land Crafts August Kit Frame

I need to use this years vacation before I lose it, so I took a vacation day and decided to work on the Frame project from the La-La Land Crafts August Project Kit.




I colored Mermaid Marci with Copics:
Body and Fin: BG70, BG72, BG75,  E50,  E31 & E33
Hair: E50, E31, E33 E55, E57,& E59
Skin: E000 & E00
Shells: Y00, Y04 & YR24
Flowers: BG70, BG72 & BG75
Blush: R00 & R02


I added some glitter to the center of the flowers in her hair and to the shells.  


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Sunday, November 9, 2014

La-La Land Crafts October Trinket Box Project

I finally had a chance to sit down and complete the trinket box project from the La-La Land Crafts October Project Kit.



I colored Marci with Copics:

Red: R20, R22, R24 & R89
Green: YG91, YG93, YG95 & YG97 (a new favorite color combo)
Hair: E50, E55, E57 & E59
Skin: E000 & E00 
Blush: R02 & R00
Boots: C00, C2, C5 & 100

All supplies are from October La~La Land Crafts Kit. 



Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Houses, Houses, Houses!

Be sure to visit the Cutting Cafe Blog on the 7th and 21st of every month for our design teams inspirational post in which by leaving a comment you will be entered into a drawing to win 3 FREE sets of your choice from the online store. 

This weeks assignment was to use either the House Shaped Card set or the 3D House Set.  

I really like the House Shaped Card and I thought it would be really cool to stamp inside or out "From our House to Yours".  You could use it for Birthday, Thinking of You, Miss You or any Holiday!

Since I live in Minnesota, you can't have a winter card without a little snow, so I used liquid applique to the fence, roof and chimney.



I also made a fall themed house with little hedges and a bow.


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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

BarkBox

I signed Ziva & Zeus up for BarkBox.  It is a monthly subscription that contains toys and treats based on dog size.  We signed up for the "Large".

Save 10% at BarkBox on a new subscription.

Here they are checking out the October BarkBox.

Ziva and the skull

Zeus and Ziva with the mummy squeaker mat.  They just LOVED this. 

See Ziva checking out the box?  :)

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Halloween Shaker!!

Be sure to visit the Cutting Cafe Blog on the 7th and 21st of every month for our design teams inspirational post in which by leaving a comment you will be entered into a drawing to win 3 FREE sets of your choice from the online store. 

This weeks assignment was to use one of the new Halloween or Fall Shaker Card sets.  I LOVE Halloween, so I had to use the Ghost Shaker Card Set.





I used Halloween patterned paper and printed the sentiment from the file set.



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Let's make a Treat Challenge!!

SVG Cutting Files Challenge - Let's make a Treat!


For this month's Challenge I used the Santa Pillow Box file to make a Santa Treat Box!






I used Sparkle N Sprinkle Sparkling Snow Glitter for Santa's beard and WOW Gold sparkle embossing powder for the buckle. 
Merry Christmas stamp from Close to My Heart.

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Pumpkin Fun!

Be sure to visit the Cutting Cafe Blog on the 7th and 21st of every month for our design teams inspirational post in which by leaving a comment you will be entered into a drawing to win 3 FREE sets of your choice from the online store. 


For this weeks Design inspiration I used the PUMPKIN TRIO SHAPED CARD FILE from Cutting CafĂ©.  

The Sentament comes from this sets printable. 



For the pumpkin stems I used clear embossing paste mixed with distress inks to give them that knotty texture that pumpkin stems have.




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Sunday, September 28, 2014

Copic Storage

I needed a new way to store my Copics.  I was storing them in the Copic wire racks, but I outgrew that.



Then I came across this post on the La La Land Crafts Blog and knew that was what I needed.  I ordered 2 of the Copic Sketch Holder Kit.  I love the look of wood so I also used the faux wood idea.



Here is my finished rack.



Some of the in progress photos.



Thanks for taking a look. :)

Friday, September 19, 2014

Packaging... Coffee Cup Holder Set

Be sure to visit the Cutting Cafe Blog on the 7th and 21st of every month for our design teams inspirational post in which by leaving a comment you will be entered into a drawing to win 3 FREE sets of your choice from the online store. 


For this weeks Design inspiration I used the Coffee Cup Holder Set from Cutting Cafe.

I purchased a Ceramic cup, but you can use either a disposable cup, like from Starbucks or a ceramic cup.


Cup inside the box


You could shred some paper or tissue inside the box or leave as I did. 


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Thursday, September 18, 2014

Friday, September 5, 2014

Back to School...

Be sure to visit the Cutting Cafe Blog on the 7th and 21st of the month for our design team inspirational post in which by leaving a comment you will be entered into a drawing to win 3 FREE sets of your choice from the online store. 

Now on to this weeks project, Back to School!  I knew I wanted to use the

HANDS DOWN YOU'RE THE BEST...PRINTABLE SET!   



Since I have fur children and they don't go to school, I used the printable "Hands Down your the Best Co-worker.  One of the things that I love about Regina's files are the printables!  She makes it so easy to find a sentiment that perfectly matches your project!!



I used the yellow hand cutout (from the box) on the inside of the box, so that has the contents goes down, it reveals the hand.


I cut two scallop borders for around the top of the box and the top of the lid.

Thanks for checking out this weeks project!!

Monday, September 1, 2014

Mike's 70th Birthday Card

I needed a Birthday Card for Mike's 70th Birthday.  The Cutting Cafe had exactly what I was looking for with her Milestone Number Shape Cards.



The paper is from Hobby Lobby's Paper Studio and stars are Studio Calico.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

The Planner

Be sure to visit the Cutting Cafe Blog on the 7th and 21st of the month for our design team inspirational post in which by leaving a comment you will be entered into a drawing to win 3 FREE sets of your choice from the online store. 
Now on to this weeks project. I used the THE PLANNER - PRINTABLE SET

I know the design team has some beautiful Planners to inspire you, but I decided to focus on one element of the Planner set.  I created an altered clipboard for a Shopping List.



I created a pen loop, so we always have a pen handy (I don't know about your house, but we NEVER have a pen when we need one) and can hang this little cutie in the Kitchen for easy access.  I printed more shopping lists, but do have a few meal planner sheets at the back, so we can use as well.


Front of Clipboard without pages


Back of clipboard

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Saturday, August 16, 2014

Anything with Fall Colors Challenge!

I created this card to enter into SVG Cutting Files Anything with Fall Colors Challenge!. 

I fell in LOVE with the CHibi Scarecrow and had to use him for the focal point of my card. The card base is also a SVG Cutting Files file , it is the Bracket Label Card Base )  (The Bracket Label Card Base comes with one layer, but I wanted an additional layer, so I just copied the layer and resized.



  I edged all the pieces with Pan Pastels. I love how they add a softer punch of color. I LOVE how cute that scarecrow is! 

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Monday, August 4, 2014

Camera - Gift Holder

Be sure to visit the Cutting Cafe Blog on the 7th and 21st of the month for our design team inspirational post in which by leaving a comment you will be entered into a drawing to win 3 FREE sets of your choice from the online store. Now on to this weeks project. I used the CAMERA PHOTO SHAPED HOLDER TEMPLATE....CUTTING FILE 

I loved how cute and easy this file was to create. I have to mail all my cards, so they need to be pretty flat to make it through the mail. 



Here is the front of the card. 



and here is the back with the photos of the kids in the little pocket. 



 Thanks Regina for a super Fun project that my Mother-in-law is sure to love!

Saturday, July 19, 2014

All about Hats!

Be sure to visit the Cutting Cafe Blog on the 7th and 21st of the month for our design team inspirational post in which by leaving a comment you will be entered into a drawing to win 3 FREE sets of your choice from the online store. Now on to this weeks project. I used the TOP HAT TEMPLATE AND CUTTING FILE 



 The bow and feathers are part of the cutting file. 


 I added rhinestones and felt flowers.

Thanks for checking out this weeks project!!