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…

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…

 

 

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