Acorn Shaped Birthday Card – The Cutting Cafe Design Team Project

21 Oct
Acorn Shaped Birthday Card

Acorn Shaped Birthday Card

It is the 21st of the month and time for another Design Team post for The Cutting Cafe!  This time we focused on fall and Halloween.  I really do not celebrate Halloween so I went with the fall theme.  There were a few files we could choose from…

Acorn Shaped Card (which I used)
Halloween and Fall Shaker Cards
Halloween and Fall in a Jar Printable Stamp Set

I cut the card from brown cardstock and used Recollections and My Minds Eye papers.  I added a happy birthday rub on and candy dots for accents.  I also added acrylic leaf embellishments.

Acorn Shaped Birthday Card Close Up Leaf Detail

Acorn Shaped Birthday Card Close Up Leaf Detail

On the inside I printed a humorous sentiment…

Acorn Shaped Birthday Card Inside

Acorn Shaped Birthday Card Inside

And I covered the back in the same acorn/leaf paper…

Acorn Shaped Birthday Card Back

Acorn Shaped Birthday Card Back

I think it turned out nice and I plan to give it to my uncle who sometimes tells corny jokes.  Thanks for stopping by.  Make sure you stop over and see all the design team projects on The Cutting Cafe Blog.  Leave a comment to be eligible to win three files on our next post, November 7th.

Before you go, watch my video on the project…

Pocket Full of Embellishments Swap

13 Oct

Pocket Full of Embellishment Swap Packaged

 

You may have noticed that I have not posted as much lately but I am going to try to post more frequently.  But make sure you check out my YouTube Channel as I do upload more videos.

Anyway, last month I participated in the Pocket Full of Embellishment Swap which was hosted by Betty who is Scrappassion01 on YT.  The original idea came from Tammy, SSCrafter1 on YT, who created this for a design team project.  My partner was Veronica, vlballen1 on YT.  I wanted to share a bit of me with her so I used my favorite black and gold colors.  Here are several photos of what I made.  Then I will share what I received from Veronica, and my videos.

Card for Pocket Full of Embellishment Swap

Box Front

Box Front

Box Top View

Box Top View

Box Back View

Box Back View

Pocket Full of Embellishment Swap - Angel Dangles

Layered Flower

Layered Flower

Lace Flower

Lace Flower

Organza Flower

Organza Flower

Bobbin Charm

Bobbin Charm

Spool Charm

Spool Charm

Altered Safety Pins

Altered Safety Pins

Pocket Full Of Embellishment Pieces Made Overview

Pocket Full Of Embellishment Pieces Made Overview

Filling the Box

Filling the Box

Veronica made beautiful shabby chic items for me which I love…

Pocket Full of Embellishment Swap - Received From Veronica

Pocket Full of Embellishment Swap – Received From Veronica

Box From Veronica Front

Box From Veronica Front

Box From Veronica Back

Box From Veronica Back

Dangle and Spool Charm from Veronica

Dangle and Spool Charm from Veronica

Altered Safety Pins from Veronica

Altered Safety Pins from Veronica

Dangle and Spool Charm From Veronica

Dangle and Spool Charm From Veronica

Flowers From Veronica

Flowers From Veronica

Extra Bows From Veronica

Extra Bows From Veronica

Extra Dangles From Veronica

Extra Dangles From Veronica

And my two YouTube Videos…

Pumpkin Trio Sympathy Card – The Cutting Cafe Design Team Project

6 Oct
Pumpkin Trio Sympathy Card

Pumpkin Trio Sympathy Card

For our project for The Cutting Cafe, the theme was pumpkins.  We are entering into the fall season and what better way to showcase it than with pumpkins.  They are standards for decorating and pumpkin flavored cake, coffee, cookies, syrup, and everything else is available everywhere you go!

I used the Pumpkin Trio Card and decided to go non-traditional and make gold and white pumpkins for a sympathy card.  One of my staff lost her brother very suddenly and she is entering a new season in her life without him.  So, I thought the pumpkins would be great to symbolize the season change.  I think it came out beautifully.  She loved it.

Pumpkin Trio Sympathy Card Front View

Pumpkin Trio Sympathy Card Front View

Pumpkin Trio Sympathy Card Inside

Pumpkin Trio Sympathy Card Inside

There were many other files we could choose to work from this week so there will be lots of variety on The Cutting Cafe’s Blog on tomorrow.  We post our projects on the 7th and the 21st of each month.  Make sure you leave a comment and you may win three free sets of your choice.  Now take a look at all the other sets that we could work with:

Halloween Trio Printable Stamp Set

Halloween Fall Milk Carton

Pumpkin Bread Just for You

Pumpkin Treat Box

Pumpkin Shaped Card

3D Pumpkin Template

Thanks for stopping by and here is my video:

Coffee Cup Holder – The Cutting Cafe Design Team Project

21 Sep
Coffee Cup Holder View 2

Coffee Cup Holder 

For our Cutting Cafe Design Team Project for this posting, we could use one of three files, the Stationary Caddy, the K-Cup Holder, or the Coffee Cup Holder, which I used.  I needed a little gift to thank our department’s graphic designer at work as he has worked many overtime hours just to get all of our requests done.  He likes coffee and treats so this was the perfect project to make for him.

Coffee Cup Holder

Coffee Cup Holder

The file is a single box, a handle, strips of trimming, and a cup wrap (which I did not use).  I made two of the boxes and glued them together with the handle in between the two.

Coffee Cup Holder View 3

Coffee Cup Holder 

I used patterned paper from My Mind’s Eye Indie Chic collection, and solid Bazzill cardstock.  I added gold corner stickers, a couple sentiment stickers from an old set I had, and then cut out a sentiment tag that came with the file.  I cut it out and attached it to some of the solid cardstock.  Then I cut around it to give it a mat.  I then added a screw brad and some twine.

 

Coffee Cup Holder Back

Coffee Cup Holder Back

Coffee Cup Holder Back Sentiment

 

Please make sure you visit The Cutting Cafe Blog on the 7th and 21st of the month.  Design team projects are posted on those dates.  Be sure to leave a comment as a random name is pulled from the previous post’s comments.  That person wins three free files of their choice.

Thanks very much for visiting my blog!  Before you go, here is my video about this project…

School Days Mini Folio – The Cutting Cafe Design Team Project

7 Sep
School Days Mini Folio

School Days Mini Folio

Hello!  It has been a while since I have posted as life has been busy the last month! But I am back with a new design team project for The Cutting Cafe. This post we could use any files that dealt with school as we are in the back to school season. There are a multitude of files in the store to choose from. I used three different printable stamp sets to adorn this cute mini folio to give to my little god brother/son. He started 2nd grade and got to be the teacher’s helper last week. This is just a little something to congratulate him.

The first two files I used were the School Borders Printable Stamp Set which I made the pencil belly band with, and the School Days Printable Stamp Set which I used for the Circle on the belly band.  Here is a picture of the back where you can see the pencil border a bit better…

School Days Mini Folio Back

School Days Mini Folio Back

After opening the mini folio, you will see the other file I used…

School Days Mini Folio Partial Open

School Days Mini Folio Opened

The left stamp, star student, is from the same set as the belly band circle…

School Days Mini Folio Ticket Close Up

The right stamp is from the Back to School Scrapbook Layout Template File…

School Days Mini Folio Circle Close Up

I used We R Memory Keepers Hall Pass Paper and a Creating Keepsake font, Rubber Pencil to do his name at the top when you open it. I plan to put a folded dollar bill on each side where the two stamps are as those are also pocket slots.  The folio is actually made from a #10 envelope. I got the idea from a video by Aweezielchk on YouTube. You can see her tutorial here.

Make sure you head over to The Cutting Cafe Blog to check out all the design team posts.  Leave a comment and you will be eligible to win three files of your choice on the next post which is September 21.  Thanks so much for stopping by and before you go, here is my video on the project…

 

 

Shaped Gift Tag Swap with The Cutting Cafe Design Team Project Packaging

7 Aug
High Heel Shaped Tag with The Cutting Cafe Packaging

High Heel Shaped Tag with The Cutting Cafe Packaging

This week for The Cutting Cafe, our theme was packaging. This was perfect timing as I was also in a swap hosted by Scrapdaworld (details coming further in the post). I used the Homemade Just for You Set for the label wrap, which actually is a cut file that is included. Then I used two sentiments from the Test Tube Candy Holder Set.

Package Wrap from The Cutting Cafe's Homemade Just for You file and sentiment from The Cutting Cafe's Test Tube Candy Holder Set

Package Wrap from The Cutting Cafe’s Homemade Just for You file and sentiment from The Cutting Cafe’s Test Tube Candy Holder Set

Sentiment from The Cutting Cafe Test Tube Candy Holder Set

Sentiment from The Cutting Cafe Test Tube Candy Holder Set

High Heel Shaped Tag with The Cutting Cafe Packaging Back

High Heel Shaped Tag with The Cutting Cafe Packaging Back

The other packaging files we had to choose from were:
Cupcake Box with LidCD Holder SetCandy Sentiments Set, and the Camera Photo Shaped Holder Set.

Make sure to visit The Cutting Cafe Blog on the 7th to see all the other design team projects focused on packaging! Leave a comment and you may win three free files in the drawing on the 21st of the month post!

Now, for the swap, we had to make shaped tags, use three embellishments, have to and from on it, and only use general sentiments.  There were six in my group so we had to make five, but I made six so Tmika (Scrapdaworld) would have one. Below are a few more pictures and my video.  Make sure you check out Scrapdaworld’s You Tube channel.  She will be putting up videos of all the swaps.

Thanks for stopping by!

High Heel Shoe Tag

High Heel Shoe Tag

High Heel Shoe Tag BackKODAK Digital Still CameraKODAK Digital Still CameraKODAK Digital Still Camera

Swap Goodies for Those in My Group

Swap Goodies for Those in My Group

Four of Six High Hell Shoe Tags

Four of Six High Hell Shoe Tags

Assorted Crowns Topiary Centerpiece

21 Jul
Assorted Crowns Topiary Centerpiece

Assorted Crowns Topiary Centerpiece

It is time for another project for The Cutting Cafe!  This time we focused on hats and could use the Party Hat Template, the Top Hat Template, or the Assorted Crowns Template, which I used.

This past weekend we celebrated one branch of my family with a family reunion.  We had a blast.  There were 125 in attendance (and that number is only a portion of us).  We had a meet and greet night with karaoke, games, and tournaments; a format banquet with a red carpet walk and photo shoot; and many other activities that everyone enjoyed.

During the banquet, we acknowledged all of our family members who have passed away, highlighting those that passed away since our last reunion two years ago.  We had a table set in memory of them and my centerpiece was used for the table.  I used the Assorted Crowns to hold the in memory of sentiment.  There are two types of crowns, one more male and one more female.  I used one of each to represent the kings and queens of our family that have gone on.

Assorted Crowns Topiary Centerpiece Female Crown Sentiment

Assorted Crowns Topiary Centerpiece Male Crown Sentiment

I also made smaller crowns and added them to the corners of the base mat that the centerpiece sat on, which also highlighted a scripture that my aunt always says about our family, which ties in to the use of the crowns…

Assorted Crowns Topiary Centerpiece Mat

 

Assorted Crowns Topiary Centerpiece Close Up Mat Sentiment

I really enjoyed making this.  It was a bit time consuming, but it was well worth it.  Here are a few more shots of the process and the finished project…

Assorted Crowns Topiary Centerpiece Pieces

Assorted Crowns Topiary Centerpiece In the Works

Assorted Crowns Topiary Centerpiece Close Up Flowers

Assorted Crowns Topiary Centerpiece Vase/Urn

Assorted Crowns Topiary Centerpiece

Assorted Crowns Topiary Centerpiece

 

Here is the centerpiece at the actual banquet.

Here is the centerpiece at the actual banquet.

Be sure to head over to The Cutting Cafe Blog to see all of the design team projects using the hat files.  We post on the 7th and 21st of the month.  Make sure you leave a comment so that you will be eligible to win three free files in the next post’s drawing.  Thank you for stopping by.  Before you leave, here is my video…

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