A Blessings Book – The Cutting Cafe Design Team Project

7 Sep
Blessings Book - The Cutting Cafe Design Team Project

Blessings Book 

For this posting for The Cutting Cafe, the design team used the Autumn Sentiments Frame Card Printable Stamp Set. I used the Autumn Blessings version to make a blessings book.

What is a blessings book? When you are facing challenges or feeling sad, it is a place to write down the blessings you have received  in your life so you can remind yourself that if God blessed you once, He can bless you again!

Make sure to stop by The Cutting Cafe Blog to see all the design team projects made with this set. Leave a comment and you will be entered into a drawing to win three free files! Continue reading

Apple Treat Cup Card Picture Frame – The Cutting Cafe Design Team Project

21 Aug
Apple Treat Cup Card Picture Frame

Apple Treat Cup Card Picture Frame

I created this apple picture frame using the Apple Treat Cup Card file from The Cutting Cafe. The focus for this post is back to school and we could use one of four files. The other three are the Apple Shaped Card, Pencil Treat Cup Card, and the Pencil Shaped Card.

I used the top and the back of the treat cup and backed it with white chip board.  I added an easel on the back.

Apple Treat Cup Card Picture Frame Back

Apple Treat Cup Card Picture Frame Back

I left the top open so I can slide a photo inside. I added a gold glittered stem and leaf and a gold sticker that says So Sweet.

Apple Treat Cup Card Picture Frame Front View

Apple Treat Cup Card Picture Frame Front View

Be sure to stop by The Cutting Cafe Blog to see this week’s design team projects.  I am sure the team will have some fantastic projects!  Thanks for stopping by!  Here is my video…

Merry Christmas in August!?

7 Aug
Merry Christmas Word Shaped Card

Merry Christmas Word Shaped Card

Yes, I know July is over, but Christmas is still coming, so get prepared with The Cutting Cafe!  The design team is featuring Christmas projects this week on the blog.  Since we could choose any Christmas file we wanted to, there is sure to be a lot of variety as well as inspiration!  Be sure to leave a comment so that you can be entered into a drawing for three files of your choice which will be announced on the design team post for August 21.

I used the Merry Christmas Word Shaped Card and I love it!  I used bling…paper, trim, embellishments…to make this card sing Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas Word Shaped Card - Front View

Are you ready for Christmas projects?  If not, don’t let them sneak up on you!  Get a jump on them now.  Check out the multitude of Christmas files at The Cutting Cafe.  You will surely find many you can use.  Thanks for stopping by!  Here is my video on the project…

Birthday Purse Gift Card Holder – The Cutting Cafe Shop Design Team Project

29 Jul
Birthday Purse Gift Card Holder

Birthday Purse Gift Card Holder

I am loving this cute gift card holder I made!  I used two stamp sets from The Cutting Cafe Shop, which is the sister store to The Cutting Cafe.  On the front, I stamped the cardstock with the Birthday Party Background stamp and the make a wish sentiment is from the Birthday Party Fun stamp set.  The base is cut from gold metallic paper.  Here is the back…

Birthday Purse Gift Card Holder Back

Back

The additional element to this is the insert that holds the gift card…

Birthday Purse Gift Card Holder Inner Piece

Gift card holder insert

The gift card goes on the front of the insert and you can add a note or any time of sentiments on the back.  I used two sentiment stamps from the Birthday Party Fun set…

Birthday Purse Gift Card Holder Insert Back

Gift card holder insert back

I really liked the way this came out and it is a quick and easy way to give a gift.

Birthday Purse Gift Card Holder and Insert

Holder and insert

The stamp set are so nice.  The shop carries several now but you can also have custom stamps made.  You can have your artwork transformed into your own stamps!  Anyway, thanks for stopping by.  As always here is a video for you…

Super-Sized Polaroid Frame – The Cutting Cafe Design Team Project

23 Jul
Super-Sized Polaroid Frame

Super-sized Polaroid Frame

Hello all!  I am a couple of days late posting my design team project for The Cutting Cafe, but it is too cute not to share!  This week we could choose any file we wanted to but we had to super-size it, that is, make it larger.

I took the frame from the Polaroid and Camera Fun Set and made it 10″ x 11 3/4″ so it could hold a 8″ x 10″ picture.  I also used my new custom stamp, Fantabulous, from The Cutting Cafe Shop.  I added some die cuts, a rosette, and some stickers and I love it.

Super-Sized Polaroid Frame Back

I added easels to the back.

Make sure you check out The Cutting Cafe Blog as there are some terrific super-sized projects to see!  Leave a comment and you just might win three files of your choice in a drawing for those who left comments.

Thanks so much for watching and here is a video of my project…

Birthday Fun Cake Card

20 Jul
Birthday Fun Cake Card

Birthday Fun Cake Card

I made this cute birthday card for one of my husband’s staff members.  I used the BIrthday Fun Stamp Set from The Cutting Cafe Shop, which is the sister store to The Cutting Cafe.  You can find clear stamps, ribbons, paper, clear cardstock, and other embellishments.  Also, you can have custom stamps made!

I used the cake and candle from the stamp set and the outline shape SVG file that comes with the set (it comes in PDF and other versions too). I added clear Wink of Stella to give the cake a frosty look and yellow Stickles for the flame.  I used a Spellbinders die set in peach and cream and gold metallic paper on top of a cream base. I added little gold Dazzle gem stickers in each of the circles of the die cut.

Birthday Fun Cake Card View 2

Both the sentiments on the front and on the inside are from the stamp set.

Birthday Fun Cake Card Inside

Inside

Thanks for stopping by.  Here is my video…

Birthday Themed Chinese Take Out Box

14 Jul
Birthday Themed Chinese Take Out Box

Birthday Themed Chinese Take Out Box

The Cutting Cafe Shop is the sister store to The Cutting Cafe.  The shop sells paper, ribbon, and stamp sets like the Birthday Party Background one that I have used here.  I stamped it with Staz On ink onto clear cardstock, which is also sold at the shop.  I used white paper to better show the stamp but here is what it looks like without it…

Birthday Themed Chinese Take Out Box - without white card

This shows the window in the box without the white card that I used to help show the words better.

The actual box is made with the Chinese Take Out Box cutting template.  This can hold candy or a little gift.  And it is quick and easy to do!  I just added flowers on the sides but you can attach a handle using brads as the file even cuts the holes for you to use.

Birthday Themed Chinese Take Out Box - Side View

I added a flower to the side but you can attach a handle to each side if you choose.

Thanks for stopping by!  Here is a video before you go…

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