Cross Window Card – The Cutting Cafe Design Team Project

21 Mar
Cross Window Card

Cross Window Card

For our projects this week, we could choose from any files at The Cutting Cafe.  There is sure to be a large variety for our Design Team post this time.  Make sure you stop by the blog and take a look.  Leave a comment because we love reading them and it will automatically put you in a drawing to win three files on our next post date (we post on the 7th and 21st of each month).

For my project, I actually used four different files:

The Cross Shaped Card SetEaster Mini Words Printable Stamp SetEaster Banners Colored Set Printable Stamps, and Easter Inside and Out Greetings Printable Stamps.

Cross Window Card Front
I really like how it turned out.  I used a gradient paper in yellow and orange that reminds me of a sunrise and Easter Sunrise services at church.  I added three sizes of individual pearls randomly all over the card which gives it an elegant touch.

For the inside, I cut a second card out and put them back to back with velum for the cross in between.   I cut the sentiments and placed them so they would not show through the vellum cross.

Cross Window Card Inside
Here is a close up of the flower cluster…

Cross Window Card Flower Cluster
To find out how I made this and the products used please watch my video below.  Thanks for stopping by!

Various Cards

18 Mar

I have been making cards as usual and thought I would share some of them…Dad Birthday Card

Dad Birthday Card Inside

Happy Valentine's Birthday Card

Happy Valentine's Birthday Card Inside

With Deepest Sympathy Card

 

With Deepest Sympathy Card Inside

Cupcake Birthday Card

Cupcake Birthday Card Inside

Michal 2nd Birthday Card

Michal 2nd Birthday Card Inside

You Are Seriously Awesome Card

And here is a video featuring some of the cards…

Monthly Friendship Swap – February

11 Mar
February Friendship Swap Items -  Round Boxes, Dress Form Screen Card, Round 3 x 3 note cards, box envelopes, and bag of goodies.

February Friendship Swap Items – Round Boxes, Dress Form Screen Card, Round 3 x 3 note cards, box envelopes, and bag of goodies.

Some of my friends Tmika, Sheryl, Shanta, and I decided to do a monthly swap.  This will help one keep in the crafting world as she has very little time, and it will help the rest of us use some of our products and maybe even try something different.  Each month one of us gets to choose what the swap will be.  The idea is to keep it small so that it won’t cost a lot to mail.

February was Tmika’s month to choose.  We were to make a card that the others can use, five 3 x 3 cards and envelopes, and include goodies worth $2.  The style was to be shabby chic.  So I made round cards, something I have not done before.

Set of 3 x 3 Cards

Set of 3 x 3 Cards

Each card has a different little sentiment on it…thanks, thank you, sorry, hugs, and love you.  Here is a close up view of one…

Close up of 3 x 3 Round Card

Close up of 3 x 3 Round Card

The dress form screen card is one that I made for a design team project for The Cutting Cafe a few weeks ago…

Dress Form Screen Card

Dress Form Screen Card

You can find more detail on it from my February 21st post.  Then, I made a round box to hold the cards.  I used the Round Box Template, also from The Cutting Cafe.

Round boxes to hold cards

Round boxes to hold cards

Round Box Top

Round Box Top

Once I receive my swaps from the ladies, I will share those.  In the meantime, here is a video to give you more details on what I made.  Thanks for stopping by and feel free to subscribe to my YouTube Channel if you have not already done so.

Lucky to Know You Card and Spool Box

7 Mar
Lucky to Know You Card and Spool Box

Lucky to Know You Card and Spool Box

It is design team post time at The Cutting Cafe!  In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, our projects had to be green but we could choose from any of the files we wanted to use.  Make sure you stop by the blog as there will be a lot of variety!  Plus leave a comment while you are there.  Each post, Regina, the owner, randomly pulls a name from the comments from the previous post.  That person gets three files of their choice!  Now that is not bad at all for leaving a comment!

I picked two files this time.  I needed a gift so I used the Ribbon Spool Set which has a spool box in the set among other things.  I also picked a new file, Lucky to Know You Overlay Set which is a card and has the overlay with it.

I added teardrop pearl strands, single flat back pearls, flowers, and a die cut word.  I also added pearl bling on a roll  to the top of the sides of the box.

Spool Box

Spool Box

I also lined the inside of the box.

I also lined the inside of the box.

I also made a skinny spools to wrap lace around.  I am putting them and other goodies in the box.

Spools of Lace that go inside the box for a gift along with other goodies.

Spools of Lace that go inside the box for a gift along with other goodies.

Here is the card…

Lucky to Know You Card

Lucky to Know You Card

Thank you for stopping by.  I have a video for you to enjoy showing my pieces in more detail…

YouTube Favor Box/Bag Swap

4 Mar
Princess Carriage Favor Box

Princess Carriage Favor Box

I participate in a swap hosted by Live Love Scrap who is Bona on YouTube.  We were to make favor box/bag kits that featured lace, embellishments, and a sentiment.  We made one to show what it looks like, then packaged all the materials in a kit for our swap partners to put together themselves.

I found this cute carriage file at the Silhouette Online Store and knew that is what I wanted to make.

Princess Carriage Favor Box Angled View
I added lace and pearl trims to the top, and used bling flowers for three of the wheels.  On the 4th wheel, I used a stamp that I embossed and fussy cut.  The silver heart is dangling slightly inside the cut out heart.

Princess Carriage Favor Box Back

I added little bows on the sides under the heart cutouts…

Princess Carriage Favor Box Side
On the top I added a rose and some iridescent pink pearls along with a silver thanks sentiment…

Princess Carriage Favor Box Top
Of course for a swap, you need great packaging.  I used another Silhouette file to make these cute bags with a princess crown belly band…

Princess Carriage Favor Box Swap Packaging Front

 

Princess Carriage Favor Box Swap Packaging Back

Princess Carriage Favor Box Swap Packaging Back

This was a fun swap.  Thanks for stopping by and of course, here is my video…

Secret Sister Swap Package #2 Received

24 Feb

I am in a Secret Sister Swap that is hosted by Staplem1/Markisha on YouTube.  We are to send three packages, each building upon each other with the third package being the big reveal of who you are. We know who we are sending to but do not know who is sending to us.  I received my second package from my Secret Sister today.  It contain a beautifully decorated box in my favorite color combination…Black and gold!’

Secret Sister Box 2

Secret Sister Box 5

Secret Sister Box 3

Secret Sister Box 4

Inside there was a matching card…

Secret Sister Card

Secret Sister Card 2

And the box was filled with goodies!  In my profile I mentioned that I liked bling.  The box had plenty of bling and some flowers and trim thrown in for good measure…

Secret Sister Box of Goodies

Secret Sister Bling Goodies

Thank you secret sister!  I love it all and can’t wait to find out who you are!  Thanks for stopping by!  Here is a video of me opening my box….

Dress Form Screen Card – The Cutting Cafe Design Team Project

21 Feb
Dress Form Screen Card

Dress Form Screen Card

It is time for another design team project for The Cutting Cafe!  This time we could choose from the Dress Shaped Card, Dress Shaped Card 2, or Fun with Dress Forms which I used.  I love this file as I am a sewer and I love all things dress forms!  I decided to make a screen card.  These type screen are used as room dividers and you often find them in dressing rooms in fancy stores.  I thought a replica of a screen with dress forms was a cute idea.

I decided to use velum for the screen and in the two middle panels, I encased the dress from between two pieces of velum.  On the end panels I put the dress forms on the sides.  Here is a view looking down at it…

Dress Form Screen Card Top View

I used pearl bling on the front of the card along with some flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts and Alicia’s Glitz and More.  The pearl spray is a piece I have had in my stash my over 20 years.  I am trying to use what I have!

Dress Form Screen Card First Panel

The other panels have a gold dazzle sticker at the top and a white one at the bottom for just a touch of decoration.

Dress Form Screen Card Middle Panel

Dress Form Screen Card Last Panel

Be sure to stop by The Cutting Cafe Blog as we do design team posts on the 7th and 21st of each month.  There is always lots of inspiration!  Also, if you leave a comment, you will be in a drawing to win three free files as Regina, the owner, randomly pulls a name from the previous post’s comments.  Plus we love reading your comments!

Thanks for stopping by and of course I have a video for you before you go…

Upon request I also did a video tutorial on how to make this card…

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