Christmas Cards for a Friend

17 Dec

Hello!  I just wanted to pop in and share some Christmas Cards I made for my friend’s mom.  I used some Anna Griffin  and Spellbinders products to make them and they turned out great!

I used the Spellbinders Mystical Embrace Die to make this one.

I used the Spellbinders Mystical Embrace Die to make this one.

Spellbinders Christmas Card inside

i punched circles with various punches and layered them.

i punched circles with various punches and layered them.

Circles Christmas Card Inside

I used and an Anna Griffin die and layered sticker.

I used and an Anna Griffin die and layered sticker.

Anna Griffin Lattice Christmas Card Inside

I used the Spellbinders Sparkle Border Die for this one

I used the Spellbinders Sparkle Border Die for this one

Spellbinders Sparkle Border Christmas Card Inside

I used Anna Griffin borders and layers sticker here.

I used Anna Griffin borders and layers sticker here.

Anna Griffin Border Christmas Card Inside

I used an Anna Griffin border and die.

I used an Anna Griffin border and die.

Anna Griffin Border and Die Christmas Card Inside

Thanks for stopping by and here is my video…

Present Shaped Shaker Cards – The Cutting Cafe Design Team Project

7 Dec
Christmas Present Shaker Card

Christmas Present Shaker Card

It is time for another design team post for The Cutting Cafe.  This time we are all about Christmas and shaker cards.  We could choose from either the Christmas Word Shakers or the Christmas Shape Shaker Cards which I used.  This file comes with eight different shapes including a bell, a snowman, a mitten, and the present that I used.

Christmas Present Shaker Card Front View

I used glitter paper and added foam tape to create the shaker area.  There is a tutorial on the website on how to make the shakers as well as written directions in the file.  They are really easy to make.  I used hexagon shaped glitter from Martha Stewart for my shaker element.

Christmas Present Shaker Card Close Up

Christmas Present Shaker Card Inside

Even though this is a Christmas file, it can still be used for other things.  For example, I used the same file to create a birthday card…

Birthday Present Shaker Card

Birthday Present Shaker Card

I changed the size of the card and made the bow smaller so the background paper would show.

Birthday Present Shaker Card Front

I used star shaped glitter from Martha Stewart for this one as well as one of the Birthday Hershey Kiss Bottom Printable Stamps for the sentiment in the center of the bow…

Birthday Present Shaker Card Close Up

Birthday Present Shaker Card Inside

Be sure to visit The Cutting Cafe Blog on the 7th and 21st of each month as we posts our projects on those dates.  We love to read your comments!  So when you leave a comment, you are included in a random drawing that will take place on the next post date. If your name is  selected, you will win three free files!

Thank you so much for stopping by.  As always before you go, here is my video…

Card and Grandfather Clock for My Mom’s 70th Birthday

4 Dec Mom's Birthday Card Inside

This week my wonderful mother turned 70 years young!  Happy Birthday Mom!  Here is the card I made for her…

Mom's Matching Birthday Card

Mom’s Matching Birthday Card

Mom's Birthday Card Inside

Mom's Birthday Card Front View

And here is the video on it…

We had a wonderful party and I took on a project.  My mother has always loved grandfather clocks.  She has a full-sized one that we have had forever.  I decided to make one for her special birthday.  It was an undertaking, but I got it done…

70th Birthday Clock

70th Birthday Clock

I am absolutely thrilled with how it turned out!  She loved it.  Everyone at the party loved it.  I love it.  I used a Paper Phenomen/Kathy Orta tutorial.  For the most part it was great but there were a few things left off the cutting guide which meant I had to go back and cut more chipboard.  I had to make a couple other adjustments and added some added support in places, but it worked out.  I will warn you, picture overload is coming.  It was a bit difficult to photograph and film, so I hope you can get the just of it.  In person, it is absolutely gorgeous.  To find out the materials I used, please watch the video I will have at the end of the post.  Now for the photos…

70th Birthday Clock - The Beginning

70th Birthday Clock – The Beginning

The Clock  - Bases in the Making

The Clock - Column Pieces

The Clock - Making Columns

The Clock - First Third in the Making

The Clock - Making the Door

The Clock - Getting There

The Clock - All the Pieces

The Clock Almost Done

The Clock no Pendelum

70th Birthday Clock Back

70th Birthday Clock Back

70th Birthday Clock Side

70th Birthday Clock Side

70th Birthday Clock Top Decoration
Yes, this is a real working clock!  I purchased the mechanism from JoAnn Fabrics.

70th Birthday Clock Face

70th Birthday Clock Close Up Butterflies
This sections opens as shown above.  A mini album that I still have to make will go inside.  I will post it when I get a change to get it made.  It will house photos from her birthday party.

70th Birthday Clock Lower Portion Detail

70th Birthday Clock Bling Closures

70th Birthday Clock Flower Close Up

The Clock at the Birthday Party

The Clock at the Birthday Party

Now here is the video for more details.  Thanks so much for stopping by!

Various Birthday Cards

30 Nov

As usual, I have made many birthday cards and thought I would share since I have not posted in a few weeks.  But there will be many posts coming as I share Christmas cards and projects as well as a major project that I have spent the last couple weeks on.

For now here are a few cards I made and their videos.  Thanks for stopping by!

Ms. Sharon's 70th Birthday Card 1Ms. Sharon's 70th Birthday Card 2Ms. Sharon's 70th Birthday Card  Inside

Nancy Birthday Card 2014

Nancy Birthday Card 2014 Inside

Vicki's Birthday Card 2014Vicki's Birthday Card 2014 Inside

 

 

 

3D Party House – The Cutting Cafe Design Team Project

7 Nov
3D Party House

3D Party House

It is time for another design team post for The Cutting Cafe!  This week we were given a choice of two files to work with, the House Shaped Card, and the 3D House Set which I used.  I made this for my boss who has a milestone birthday coming up.  I wanted to give him something he could keep in his office so this fit the bill.

3D Party House View 3

This file is full of options!  There are three different sized houses (I used the medium-sized one), two different roof sizes, the option to have the roof open so you can put something inside, scallops for the roof edge, a wreath, different window and door options, a base, trees, and a lot of sentiments!  Whew!  That’s a lot of options!

3D Party House View 2

I went pretty basic with this one but with all the options, you can create so many different looking houses and you can combine other files from The Cutting Cafe to add things like grass, flowers, or a fence.  Be sure to stop by The Cutting Cafe Blog to see all of the other design team projects.  The project posts go up in the afternoon of both the 7th and 21st of the month.  Make sure to leave  a comment as each time a new post goes up, a name is randomly drawn from the previous post’s comments.  That person gets three files of their choice from The Cutting Cafe!

Here are a few more views of my house and a video too!  Thanks so much for stopping by and feel free to follow my blog to the right!

3D Party House View 4

3D Party House View 5

3D Party House View 6

Christmas/Winter Shaped Gift Tag Swap

2 Nov
Fireplace Shaped Gift Tag

Fireplace Shaped Gift Tag

My friend Tmika, Scrapdaworld on YouTube, held another awesome swap and I loved being a part of it!  She hosted a shaped gift tag swap a couple of months ago (check out my tag post) and this was a variation on it.  I decided to do a fireplace for my tag and I actually love it.  At first I struggled with it as I had used wood grain paper for the mantle and bottom.  It was just too brown and had no pop whatsoever.  So I dug into my Christmas paper stash and found this paper.  The pattern scale was great as I needed a 12 x 12 sheet of paper to cut out all I needed and most of the patterns were too large.

Back of Tag

Back of Tag

The tags had to be shaped and had to have at least two embellishments, a to/from on it, and had to have some way to hang it.  I used a lot of metallic, glitter, and foil elements.

Mantel detail

Mantel detail

I love the mantel as I draped tinsel ribbon wrapped with miniature lights and hung glitter stockings.  It is so cute, just like a real Christmas Mantel.  I started to put candles and statues on top if it but I thought they would not be as durable since they would just be little pieces with no backing for stability.

I used a resin log for the firelog

I used a resin log for the firelog

I found resin logs from Michael’s fall Recollections embellishment line.  They were longer, I just sawed them down to size.  I also used some of my glitter to actually put glitter on the fire.  The bricks are a texture paste.  I was going to use brick printed paper and when I told Tmika what I was doing she suggested using a texture paste.  I am glad she mentioned that as I had not thought of it and really like it on my tag.

Fireplace shaped box for packaging

Fireplace shaped box for packaging

The Silhouette Online Store just added a fireplace box gift card holder and I thought it would be perfect packaging.  I resized it and used Tim Holtz’s frosted film over a layer of clear film that actually was the wrapper from the Silhouette mat I had just opened.  There was a little bubbling of the film but not a lot.

All six of my tags.

All six of my tags

There are five other members of my group and I also made one for Tmika.  Three have red garland and three have green garland.

I had fun with this swap after I got through the paper issue.  I really loved the way they turned out and I hope that my group members will also.  Thanks for stopping by.  Before you go, take a look at my YouTube video…

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…

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