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…

Matchbook Note Pads for Registration Bags

11 Jul
Matchbook Notepads

Matchbook Notepads

We are having a family reunion soon and needed stuffer items to put in the registration bags.  I decided to use some of my paper scraps to make these cute note pads to put in the bags.  It took a bit of work (they were easy to put together but the cutting of the covers and the actual note paper took time), but I think they came out nicely.

I tried to use a variety of patterns and solids as these will go to men, women, and children.  Here are a few more views…

Matchbook Notepads #1

Matchbook Notepads #3

Matchbook Notepads Side

Matchbook Notepads Back

Matchbook Notepads Opened

 

Thanks for stopping by!  Here is a quick video on the project…

All About You Card – The Cutting Cafe Design Team Project

7 Jul
All About You Card

All About You Card

It is time for another project for The Cutting Cafe!  Regina created the A-Z Letter Set which consists of two cards for each of the alphabet, one folded like I used and one shaped like the letter.  This set is versatile because you can use the overlay letters by themselves for other projects.  You can also purchase the letters individually if you’d like.

All About You Card Angle View

I used the letter A and a sentiment that says all about you.  The person who this is for also has a name that starts with the letter A so it works out perfectly.  I used black cardstock as the base.  Added and overlay A out of striped sparkle paper, flowers that have been sprayed and stickled, a butterfly, and a bling flourish.  I also used some rick rack and a button and resin rose to accent the sentiment.  Here is a close up…

All About You Card - Close Up Detail

Lastly, I added an orange shimmer paper to the inside where I will attach a photo and a note…

All About You Card - Inside

Make sure you head over to The Cutting Cafe Blog today to see all the design team projects which are listed every 7th and 21st of the month.  Make sure to leave a comment on the posts and you will be eligible to win three free files of your choice in the drawing on the next design team post.  Also, we love reading your comments!  Thanks for stopping by!  Here is my video…

Wine Bottle Shaped Thank You Card and Gift Tags – The Cutting Cafe Design Team Project

19 Jun
Wine Bottle Thank You Card and Gift Tags

Wine Bottle Thank You Card and Gift Tags

My husband’s organization was having an end of year celebration for their current Board of Directors.  The event had a wine tasting and the board gifts were insulated wine bags.  So he asked if I could make a thank you card for the outgoing Board Chair shaped like a wine bottle, and tags to put on each gift.  I was able to do what he asked with the help of  The Cutting Cafe!  This week for my design team post, I used the Wine bottle Shaped Card.

I enlarged it for the card and put two of them together to make it a tri-fold card to allow enough room for all the board members to sign it.

Wine Bottle Thank You Card Opened

On the label, I used the organization logo.  I also used a sentiment from the card on the neck of the bottle and cork paper for the cork.

Wine Bottle Thank You Card Close Up

I used the same file to make small tags that he used to hang from the gifts given to them.

Wine Bottle Gift Tags

Wine Bottle Gift Tags

My hubby wanted to give the outgoing chair something other than just a plain card.  He asked if I could make a 3D wine bottle and he could add a note on the back label.  I found this file and made this bottle which is actually a box, but I glued it shut and put glitter tape over the opening which is where the label starts.  This file was not from The Cutting Cafe but I think it went well with my Cutting Cafe projects.

3D Wine Bottle Box

3D Wine Bottle Box

Make sure you stop by The Cutting Cafe Blog on June 21st to see all of the design team projects.  Since everyone could use any file they wanted to this posting, you will find quite the variety I am sure.  Make sure you leave a comment to be eligible to win three free files of your choice on the next post on July 7th!  Thank you so much for stopping by and before you go, here is my video for this project…

 

Birthday Bendy Card

17 Jun
Birthday Bendy Card

Birthday Bendy Card

Every so often you find something in the crafting world that you have never heard of.  Most recently I came across a bendy card file.  So I had to do some Googling to see what I came up with.  I found some examples from the very simple to the over-the-top.  So I decided to give it a try.

Bendy cards curve out so that the card domes out, somewhat like if you would cut a round ball in half.  You would have a flat back with a dome on it.  There are little slots and tabs to hold it close.  I found a few versions at the Silhouette Online Store but liked this one with the soft curve.

I decided to use lots of flowers and bling to decorate mine but I saw plenty that people made scenes on, etc.  Here are a few more views…

Birthday Bendy Card #2

Birthday Bendy Card #3

Birthday Bendy Card #4

I hope you will try a bendy card as they are really fun to make and give you awesome results.  Thanks for stopping by.  Before you go, here is my video that explains what I did and shows the inside of the card…

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