Big Expressions Cards – The Cutting Cafe Design Team Projects

7 Feb
Big Expression Cards

Big Expressions Cards

This week for The Cutting Cafe design team, we worked with the Big Expression files which have both printable stamps and cutting elements to them.

There are four different ones and I used three of them using various techniques…

Sweet Big Expressions Birthday Card

Sweet Big Expressions Birthday Card

OMG Big Expressions Birthday Card

OMG Big Expressions Birthday Card

Lucky Big Expressions Card

Lucky Big Expressions Card

Make sure you visit The Cutting Cafe Blog to see the rest of the design team projects.  We post them on the 7th and 21st of each month.  Leave a comment and you will be eligible to win three free files in a random drawing on the next design team post date.

Thank you for stopping by.  Here is a video showing my cards in greater detail…

 

 

 

 

Birthday Bendi Card – Design Team Project for The Cutting Cafe

21 Jan
Birthday Bendi Card

Bendi Card

Bendi cards feature bands that bend or arc out from the base of a card.  The ways that people decorate them are endless.  You will see quite a variety of designs this week from the Design Team members of The Cutting Cafe as we used the Bendi – Bendy Card Template and Cutting File for our projects.

I stayed relatively simple for my birthday card.  I just added flowers, a gold glittered branch piece, and an Anna Griffin layered sticker.  I also added some acrylic bling dots and a crown which goes well with the queen for a day sentiment on the sticker.

Looking down on the card, you can see what the curved bands/flaps look like.  Unfortunately I forgot to take a picture of the card with the bands opened up.  They essentially are flaps that tuck into slots on each side of the card, causing the bending of the flaps.

Birthday Bendi Card Top View

A look from the top shows the curved bands.

Here is another view…

Birthday Bendi Card Front View

Birthday Bendi Card Front View

I used the back to house my sentiment, but you could also put it on the inside.

Birthday Bendi Card Back

A journaling card is used in back for the sentiment.

Be sure to head over to The Cutting Cafe Blog on to see all the design team projects.  We post on the 7th and 21st of each month.  Make sure you comment on the posts for a chance to win three free files!

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Here is a video of my project…

 

Christmas Treat Bag Toppers and Hershey Kiss Bottoms – The Cutting Cafe Design Team Project

21 Dec
Christmas Treat Bag Toppers and Hershey Kiss Bottoms

Christmas Treat Bag Toppers and Hershey Kiss Bottoms

Merry Christmas just a bit early!  If you are looking for a last minute cute little gift, these Treat Bag Toppers from The Cutting Cafe will fit the bill!  This file is packed with variations galore!  It has two size bags, with or without a window, and 17 different topper options!  I am showing you three but I am making 30 for staff and co-worker gifts!

Here is the tree version…

Christmas Tree Treat Bag Topper Front

Christmas Tree Treat Bag Topper Front

There are overlays in the file, which the tree is cut from a different color.  I chose only to put one on the front.

Christmas Tree Treat Bag Topper Back

Here is the back.

One could be added to the back if you wanted to which would cover up the part that folds down in the back.

I also used the Christmas Hershey Kiss Bottoms Printable Stamp set on the kisses I filled the bag with.

Christmas Hershey Kiss Bottoms

Christmas Hershey Kiss Bottoms

Lastly I made two gift card holders using the Gift Card Holder Set.

Scallop Gift Card Holders

Scallop Gift Card Holders

Make sure you stop by The Cutting Cafe Blog on the 7th and 21st of each month to check out the design team posts.  Today’s post will show a wide range as everyone got to choose which Christmas files they wanted to work with!  Leave a comment as you will be eligible to win three free files in a drawing on the 7th.

Thanks for stopping by.  Here is a video of my project and it shows the process and pieces of the files and the other 27 toppers I have made!

Christmas Ornament Treat Cup – The Cutting Cafe Design Team Project

7 Dec
Ornament Treat Cup

Ornament Treat Cup

This week’s project for The Cutting Cafe is made from the Christmas Treat Cup Cards file, but this is a bonus ornament that is not a card! It is so cute and I can see many thing other than an ornament.  If you add some hands and numbers around the rim, it could be a clock!

Side View

Side View

It has a nice depth to it so you can get a good number of treats in it.  You can use resin pieces like I did or you can add candy or nuts also.

The back has a slide up tab to allow the goodies to come out.

The back has a slide up tab to allow the goodies to come out.

This is very easy to make and the card versions are also easy to do.  You can make these without an electronic cutting machine as they come in PDF versions also!

Make sure you stop by The Cutting Cafe Blog on the 7th and 21st of each month to see our design team posts. Leave a comment and you will be included in a drawing to win three free files!

Thanks for stopping by!  Here is my video…

Christmas/Winter Themed Shaped Tag Swap

24 Nov

My friend Tmika who is Scrapdaworld on YouTube hosted another great swap featuring gift tags.  I made a shaker window scene for my tag, including curtains, snow, and a deer.

Window Scene Tag

Window Scene Tag

Window Scene Tag Back

Back of tag

Basically we had to make a shaped tag using at least two embellishments and it had to have to and from on the back.  I placed my tags on a matted card.

Window Scene Tag Close Up

The deer is more visible in this picture.

Then, I bagged it in a clear bag and added a candy cane striped clothes pin with a snowflake added to it.  In the back a bag of goodies is attached.

Window Scene Tag Packaged

This is how the tags were packaged.

I really like how my tags came out and I hope the ladies in my swap group like them too.  Thanks  for stopping by.  Here’s my video giving more details…

With Gratitude Goodie Box – The Cutting Cafe Design Team Project

21 Nov
With Gratitude Goodie Box Front

With Gratitude Goodie Box Front

It is time for another design team post for The Cutting Cafe!  Make sure you stop by to visit the blog on the 7th and 21st of each month.  You will find plenty of inspiration from our team and if you leave a comment, you will be eligible to win three files of your choice in a random drawing on the next design team post!

The focus of the projects for this post is the With Gratitude Printable Stamp Set.  This file has over 70 images including many sentiments in square, round, and rectangle shapes, background images, and borders.  Some come in color as well as black and white and some come in a couple different sizes.

I also used the Large Top Box template .

I used one of the treasure word definition sentiments on the front of the box.

With Gratitude Goodie Box Front Sentiment

With Gratitude Goodie Box Front Sentiment

I wanted the box to look great from both sides so I added another sentiment on the back…

I printed the circle printable background from the file and usedit to cut out the liner pieces of the box.

With Gratitude Goodie Box Inside Liner

With Gratitude Goodie Box inside liner made from a printable background from the file.

A great thing about the Large Top Box is that it adjusts to whatever you need to go in it as it slides to fit.  Here is it with nothing in it…

With Gratitude Goodie Box Empty

With Gratitude Goodie Box Empty

When you add your goodies the top will just sit on top of your tallest item.  Here is what I put in mine…

With Gratitude Goodie Box Opened

With Gratitude Goodie Box opened showing inside liner made with the Circles Background Printable Stamp from the set.

Well, thanks so much for stopping by!  Here is a video of my project…

Candle Shaped Birthday Shaker Card – The Cutting Cafe Design Team Project

7 Nov
Candle Shaped Shaped Birthday Shaker Card

Candle Shaped Shaped Birthday Shaker Card

There will be variety this week at The Cutting Cafe for the design team post as we could choose any file we wanted to work with! Since shaker cards are still very hot right now, I chose to do a candle shaped shaker card from the 6 Assorted Shaker Cards set. It came out great.

Candle Shaped Shaped Birthday Shaker Card Inside

Back

Back

Make sure you stop by The Cutting Cafe’s blog on the 7th and 21st of each month. Leave a comment and you just might win three free files!  Regina pulls a winner from the comments left on the previous post.

Thanks for stopping by. Before you go, here is a quick video of my project:

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