Fabulous Pin Cushion – The Cutting Cafe Design Team Project

7 May

Fabulous Pin CushionIt’s time for another design team project for The Cutting Cafe!  We had a little different challenge this time.  We were to take a packaging item that we had used the contents of, that we would normally throw away, and alter it using one of the many background printable stamp sets available in the store.

My pin cushion above is made from an empty gelato container…

Gelato Container
I used the Fabulous Background Printable Stamp Set.  I printed it on an cream colored card stock and added it around the jar.

Fabulous Pin Cushion Close Up
I added a large flower on one side and a cluster of flowers on the other side…

Fabulous Pin Cushion Close Up 2
Here is one more view of it…

Fabulous Pin Cushion 2
Be sure to stop by The Cutting Cafe’s Blog to see new design team posts on the 7th and 21st of each month.  Be sure to leave a comment for a chance to win three free files on the next posting date.  Thanks so much for stopping by!  As always, I have a video of my project to give you more details…

Teeny Tiny Embellishment Swap

3 May
y Tiny Embellishments Assortment

 Tiny Embellishments Assortment

My friend Tmika alway hosts fun swaps and this one, although challenging, was fun.  For this swap, all the embellishments had to be two inches of less.  That is kind of hard to do.  A couple of mind ended up just a little over two inches.

Car and Banner Tiny Embellishments

Car and Banner Tiny Embellishments

Dressform, Butterfly, and Tag Charm Tiny Embellishments

Dressform, Butterfly, and Tag Charm Tiny Embellishments

Every swap needs great packaging.  I found these pencil boxes on clearance for ten cents about five months ago.  When I bought them I had no use in mind.  They worked out perfectly for this swap!

Tiny Embellishment Packaging

Tiny Embellishment Packaging

The packaging opened

The packaging opened

Thanks for stopping by.  I have a video of the project to share before you go…

Round Basket with Handle – The Cutting Cafe Design Team Project

20 Apr

Round Basket with Handle Front

It is time for another design team post for The Cutting Cafe!  This time we could choose from two files, the Round Basket with Handle, which I used, or the Round Easter Basket Set.

Both of these files are very nice for making little gifts for people as you can fill them with goodies and wrap them up in a clear bag and tie with ribbons.  I added pearl and chinese braid trims as well as single pearls and a cherub.

Round Basket with Handle 1

Round Basket with Handle 2

Round Basket with Handle Side View

Round Basket with Handle Back View

Be sure to stop by The Cutting Cafe Blog on the 7th and 21st of each month to view the design team project posts.  Leave a comment and you might win three files of your choice as a name is drawn from the previous post’s comments.

Of course before you go, I have a video.  Thanks for stopping by!

Shabby Vending Machine – The Cutting Cafe Design Team Project

7 Apr

Shabby Vending Machine

 

It has been a couple weeks but I am back with a new design team project for The Cutting Cafe.  We used the new Vending Machine Template Set and it is so very cute.

Shabby Vending Machine 3

I tried my hand at shabby chic.  I think the person I made it for will really like it.  Before I take you into photo overload, remember that we post design team projects on The Cutting Cafe Blog every 7th and 21st of each month.  Make sure you visit to see the new projects as well as to leave a comment to be eligible to win three free files!

Ok, back to the photos.  I will show you all angles…

Shabby Vending Machine Top Front View

Shabby Vending Machine Close Up Top

Shabby Vending Machine Side Back
Shabby Vending Machine Back

Shabby Vending Machine Back and Side

Shabby Vending Machine Back 2

Shabby Vending Machine Right Front

Thanks for stopping by!  Before you go I have a video for you…

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.

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