Paper What?! Bead Earrings – The Cutting Cafe Design Team Project

21 Feb
Paper Bead Earrings and Earring Card

Paper Bead Earrings and Jewelry Card Holder

Yep, these earrings are made of paper!  For The Cutting Cafe design team, we got to work with the Paper Bead Set file and I must say these were fun and easy.  The file comes with 9 different bead shaped and sizes and a small box .  I decided to make earrings and will probably make a necklace or bracelet with the other beads (because they were too fun to make to just stop at two).

I have displayed them on a jewelry card made from the Jewelry Holder Set.  It has several different styles of earring holders, and a couple boxes.

Paper Bead Earrings and Earring Card Holder

Paper Bead Earrings

Paper Bead Earring Close Up

You can see some of the wrapping detail on this close up shot.

Be sure to stop by The Cutting Cafe Blog on the 7th and 21st of each month when we do design team posts.  Leave a comment (we love to read them) and your name might be pulled to win three free files of your choice on the next design team posting!

Here is a short video giving you all the details on how I made these cute earrings.  Thanks for stopping by!

 

Man Card Mondays Episode #3 – Aluminum Foil

20 Feb

Welcome to the third installment of my YouTube series Man Card Mondays!  Today I am focusing on adding a touch of metallic on cards with foil.  But, I am not using foiled cardstock.  I went to my kitchen and got out some good ‘ole aluminum foil!

Man Card Monday #3 Aluminum Foil Dad's 75th Card

The silver front is embossed aluminum foil.

If you are not a huge user of foil, then you just might not want to buy  a whole pad of paper, or spend $2 on one sheet.  Well, aluminum foil can help you out.  It can be embossed, die cut, punched, alcohol inked, and as I found out, can be cut in an electronic cutting machine.

Man Card Monday #3 Aluminum Foil Dad's 75th Card First Panel

Here is the first panel. I embossed the red cardstock with a metal plate pattern.

Man Card Monday #3 Aluminum Foil Dad's 75th Card Opened

The card fully opened with a pocket for a gift card.

I also made a second card.  I don’t have a sentiment on it as I don’t know what I am going to use it for yet.  But I cut the tools out with my Silhouette Cameo.  They came out great!

Man Card Monday #3 Aluminum Foil Tool Wall Card

The tools are cut from aluminum foil.

I give a few tips and show how you can color the aluminum foil in my video below.  Thanks for stopping by!

Man Card Monday Episode #2 – Z Fold Card

13 Feb
Man Card Monday #2 - Z Fold Thank You Card

Z Fold Thank You Card

Today is the second installment of my YouTube series, Man Card Mondays!  This week I focused on a specialty fold card – the Z fold.

Here is the front opened up…

Man Card Monday #2 - Z Fold Thank You Card Opened Front

Front Side

And the back opened up…

Man Card Monday #2 - Z Fold Thank You Card - Opened Back

Back Side

Thanks for stopping by and visiting.  You can check out the video below.  I had some recording issues, but I shared the process after I showed the card.

 

Everyday Happy Word Birthday Card

7 Feb
Everyday Happy Word Card

Sparkly Happy Word Card

This time for The Cutting Cafe design team, we were asked to used the Everyday Word Window and Shaker Sets. I used the word happy from set one to make a birthday card.

Everyday Happy Word Card Front

Another view

Everyday Happy Word Card

Close Up

Everyday Happy Word Card Inside

Inside

Make sure you stop by the blog on the 7th and 21st of each month to see all the design team inspiration. Leave a comment and be eligible to win three free files on the next posting date. Thank you for stopping by.  Before you go, take a look at the video…

New YouTube Series – Man Card Mondays Episode #1

6 Feb

I have started a new series on my Sewgoodall YouTube channel in response to a question I asked on a recent subscriber giveaway.  What would you like to see me create?  The overwhelming answer was masculine cards.  So, I started a series to give tips and inspiration to others who may struggle to make them.

Man Card Mondays #1

Masculine Valentines’s Day Card

The first episode debuted today and featured a Valentine’s Day card.  I used a few techniques such as embossing on cardstock and acetate, off setting the heart, and adding metal pieces, all things that work for masculine cards.

Man Card Mondays #1 Detail

You can see the embossing better here.

Man Card Mondays #1 Detail Sticker

Dimensional Clear Sticker

Man Card Mondays #1 Inside

Here is the sentiment I created.

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to join me every Monday (for at least a few weeks) for Man Card Mondays!  Before you go, here is the first episode…

Masculine Valentine Treat Mailbox – The Cutting Cafe Design Team Project.

21 Jan
Masculine Valentine Treat Mailbox view 2

Mailbox Treat Box

Hello everyone!  This week at The Cutting Cafe, the design team is all about Valentine’s Day.  Since we all have men in our lives, I decided to make my project with the men in mind.

I used the Mailbox Template and Cutting File Set.  There are two mailbox versions.  I used the second one and used non-traditional colors to give it a more masculine feel, as well as some brads that look like screw heads.

Masculine Valentine Treat Mailbox

I used the patterned paper on the sides also.

I used some of the printable sentiments that come with the set on the back…

Masculine Valentine Treat Mailbox Back

Back View

Stop by The Cutting Cafe Blog on the 7th and 21st of each month to see the design team posts.  There is always lots of inspiration.  Leave a comment and you just might win three files of your choice on the next posting date!

Thanks for stopping by.  Be sure to take a look at my video before you go…

Clean and Simple Card – The Cutting Cafe Design Team Project

7 Jan
Clean and Simple Card

Clean and Simple Card

Happy New Year!  Welcome to my first post of 2017.  This post marks my fourth anniversary as a design team member for The Cutting Cafe!  Check out my very first post for the team here.  I still have that project proudly displayed in my craft room!  I have loved bringing you projects for the shop and hope to continue to bring you inspiration for a while to come!

With that being said, for our first project of 2017, we were tasked with doing a clean and simple card using the Everyday Greetings Printable Stamp Set 1 or the Everyday Greetings Printable Stamp Set 2.  I used the first set and used two sentiments from the 1a set.

Clean and Simple Card Inside

I used additional Spellbinders shapes on the inside and matted a second sentiment from the file.

Clean and Simple Card Inside Sentiment

Here is a close up of the inside sentiment.

Here is one more view of the front of the card…

Clean and Simple Card view 2

I love the embossed hearts!

Be sure to stop by The Cutting Cafe Blog to see all of the design team inspiration!  We post projects on the 7th and 21st of each month!  When you stop by, leave a comment and you will be entered into a drawing to win  three files of your choice!

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Before you go, take a look at my video of this project…

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