Elegant Quilted Flap Handbag – March 2020 Stuff It Collab with Poetspice on YouTube

21 Mar
Elegant Quilted Flap Handbag for Stuff It Collab March

My Elegant Handbag

Hello Everyone!  I am back in my craft room trying to bring some type of normalcy back into my life.  This is my project for a year-long collaboration featuring bags, boxes, baskets, and purses that you can use for gift packaging, home decor, storage, or whatever you desire.

I used two die sets from Simply Made Crafts, the landscape gift bag die set and the big bow die set.

Elegant Quilted Flap Handbag for Stuff It Collab March Back

Back View

I used my favorite color combo, black and gold.  I used a black cardstock base and then used polkadot paper from an old Halloween paper pad from Michael’s the year they had all the black and gold things for Halloween.  I don’t do Halloween, but I sure bought the paper and the bling when it went on clearance! I sold the sheets I would not use in a destash.

Elegant Quilted Flap Handbag for Stuff It Collab March Open View

It closes with Velcro.

I embossed the flap with the elusive studded leather embossing folder from Crafter’s Companion.  If you ever come across that one get it because it is hard to find.  A few were re-released last fall and I was able to get one!  I used a black Velcro dot to close it. I added textured flat back bling in the corners.  On the back on the handle, I used another type of flat back bling.

Elegant Quilted Flap Handbag for Stuff It Collab March Butterfly Bow

Close up of butterfly bow using Aurora Flakes

On the butterfly bow, I used Cosmic Shimmer Aurora Flakes in Onyx Gold.  I  also added a flower bling.  I really like the way it turned out.  Thanks so much for stopping by!  Be sure to take a look at my video before you go!

Update and Stamp Scrap Art Tour Mini Haul

8 Mar

Hello All! It has been a while since I have posted.  A few things happened. First, The Cutting Café ended its design team.  Most of the projects I posted were for the team.  But shortly after that, my life took a very unexpected turn. My husband got sick and passed away. Everything happened quickly and I am starting to come out of the fog of it all.

Although I miss him terribly, I have to get some normality back into my life, no matter how hard that will be.  Crafting is a big part of that.  I will post my craft and swap projects here and you just might start seeing some cake decorating posts later in the year as I want to get back into that also.

To get back into the swing of posting, I thought I would share that I went to the Stamp Scrap Art Tour (SSAT) Show in Rockford, IL.  It was a smaller show but I found some great things.  Thank you for stopping by.  Here is a video of my haul…

Calendar Box with Tag Calendars – The Cutting Cafe Design Team Project

21 Nov
Calendar Box

Calendar Box with Tag Calendar

It is that time to start getting calendars for next year. The Cutting Cafe has a 2020 Calendar Set that is full of calendar options…square, round, journal spots, full sheet, and even tags to hold the round ones as I have used.  Plus there is a new Calendar Holder with Front Box file which I also used.

The box also has a pull out drawer that you can use to hold paper clips, push pins, loose change, mints, whatever you want to store.

Calendar Box Drawer

There is a little drawer that pulls out.

I made a calendar tag for each month and will just change them out.  I used a pearl brad but it can be fun to change the brad for different occasions.  Also I stored the tags in the holder on the front of it, but that could also be used for a post it note pad if you’d like.

Calendar Box and Tags

Calendar Box and Tags

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to visit the blog to see all the versions the design team came up with.

I would also like to say that this will be my last design team post for The Cutting Cafe as the design team is being disbanded for now to allow Regina to focus on some other things.  There will still be new files coming out as usual.  There just won’t be design team posts for now.  I appreciate the six years that I have been on the team and will still be doing projects featuring the fabulous files from The Cutting Cafe.  Please continue to visit often to see what is new!

Most of what I post on this site have been design team projects.  I do many other things and will start posting more of my other projects and swaps here. So keep visiting me too!

As always, before you go, here is my video…

Grateful and Thanks Pillow Boxes -A Design Team Project for The Cutting Cafe

7 Nov

Thanks and Grateful Pillow Bpxes

Hello!  It is time for another design team project for The Cutting Cafe.  I just love this new file.  The Fall and Thanksgiving Greeting Pillow Boxes file gives you seven different words, layering pieces, and sentiments.  This is definitely a use all the time file.

Be sure to visit the blog to see what the other design team members have done with their boxes.  Leave a comment and you just might win three files of your choice.  Thanks for stopping by.  Before you leave here is my video…

With Much Appreciation Card – The Cutting Cafe Design Team Project

21 Oct
With Much Appreciation Card

With Much Appreciation Sentiment Card

For this The Cutting Cafe design team project we could use any fall or Halloween project.  I chose to highlight that The Cutting Cafe not only has cutting files but also sentiment files or printable stamps.  I used the So Thankful Circle Word file to make this cute thank you/anniversary file.

The circle word that I used says with much appreciation in a circle.  I cut it out an layered it, then put it on foam tape.  I added thank you to the bottom.  On the inside I will either write a message or use a happy anniversary stamp.

With Much Appreciation Card


Be sure to stop by The Cutting Cafe Blog on the 7th and 21st of each month for the design team posts.  Leave a comment and you will be entered into a drawing to win three free files!  Thanks for watching and here is my video…

Shut the Front Door Birthday Card – The Cutting Cafe Design Team Project

7 Oct
Shut the Front Door Card

Front Door Card

We used the cute Front Door Shaped Card for our The Cutting Cafe design team projects this week.  We could do fall or Halloween themes.  I chose to make a birthday card and add the sentiment ‘shut the front door’.

Shut the Front Door Card - Inside

Inside of card

The card is 8 3/4′ tall and fits into a business sized envelope but you can adjust the size.  It comes with many variations including different door panels, layering options, door frame, knob options, window options, plants, wreaths, and sentiments.

Be sure to stop by The Cutting Cafe Blog to see all of the design team versions of this great file.  Design team projects are posted on the 7th and 21st of each month.  Leave a comment and you will be entered into a drawing to win three free files on the next design team post.

Thanks for stopping by!  Before you go, here is my video…

Backpack Treat Bag – The Cutting Cafe Design Team Project

21 Sep
Backpack Bag

Backpack Bag

Hello!  There is the cutest new backpack file available at The Cutting Cafe and the design team is featuring it this week.  I love it and it is very easy to make!  The file comes with layering pieces, charms to add, and sentiments.

Stop by The Cutting Cafe Blog to see all the variations the design team members have done.  Be sure to leave a comment when you do.  Every new design team posting (on the 7th and 21st of each month) gives you a chance to win three free files of your choice when you leave a comment.

Thanks for stopping by!  Before you leave, here is my video…

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