My Craft Space – The Cutting Cafe Design Team Post

21 Apr

We are doing something a bit different for our Design Team post for The Cutting Cafe.  We are sharing a look at our crafting spaces today.  Although my room is a total hot mess right now, I found a picture of it cleaned up.  Here is what I see when I walk in.

Craft Room

A little over a year and a half ago, I cleaned up and rearranged my room.  It is still set up that way and I did a craft room reveal on YouTube.  Since my room is too much of a mess to show right now, I will share that video, which also features two of my DT members and very good friends who were visiting for a crafty weekend.

But before I share the video, just a couple of things.  Make sure you head over to The Cutting Cafe Blog to see the craft rooms of some of our DT members (and I am sure you will see Regina’s fabulous room – she is the owner of The Cutting Cafe and her room was featured in HGTV magazines and a couple of others).  We do post on the 7th and 21st of each month.  When you visit, leave a comment and you will be entered into a drawing to win three files of your choice.

Thanks for stopping by!  Now, here’s that video…

Man Card Mondays Episode #9 and The Cutting Cafe Design Team Project – Bat and Ball Cards

4 Apr
Man Card Mondays #9 and The CC DT Project Bat and Ball Cards

Bat and Ball Cards

This week I combined Man Card Mondays and my The Cutting Cafe design team project.  Baseball season just started so I decided to use that theme as this was a free week and we could choose any file we wanted to.

I chose to use the Bat and Ball Shaped Card Set  and made two different cards.

Man Card Mondays #9 and The CC DT Ball Card

Ball Card Close Up

Man Card Mondays #9 and The CC DT Project Baseball Bat Card

Baseball Bat Close Up

Make sure you visit the Cutting Cafe Blog on the 7th and 21st of each month to see all of the design team postings. Leave a comment and you just might win three files of your choice!

My Man Card Mondays YouTube series is meant to share inspiration, techniques, and ideas with you for making cards for the men and boys in your life. Thanks for stopping by! Missed my other episodes?  Check out my previous posts to see them…
#1 – Valentines
#2 – Z Fold Card and Process
#3 – Foil…Aluminum that is
#4 – Retro Music
#5 – March Madness
#6 – St. Patrick’s Day
#7 – Easter Cross
#8 – Pop Out Book Vintage Birthday Card

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Before you go I have this week’s video…

Man Card Mondays Episode #8 – Pop Out Book Vintage Birthday Card

27 Mar
Man Card Mondays #8 - Pop Out Book Vintage Birthday Card

Pop Out Book Vintage Birthday Card

Woot Woot!  I am on the eighth week of my YouTube series Man Card Mondays!  I hope that you have found some inspiration to help you with cards for the men in your life!  Today’s card looks pretty simple from the outside.  But when the recipient opens it up, bam…

Pop Out Book Vintage Birthday Card Inside

Inside

There is a pop out book insert.  You can use any theme you want.  I chose to go with a vintage feel and used numbers and words for the pattern and sentiments.  I also added some little black corner stickers and metal numbers.

You could also use wooden embellishments to keep it vintage or maybe brighten it up with metal pieces.  I also matted the back…

Pop Out Book Vintage Birthday Card - Back

Back

There are tutorials and electronic files out there that will show you how to make this card.  Give a card with a little extra!  Thanks for stopping by.  Before you go, check out my video…

Man Card Mondays Episode 7 and The Cutting Cafe Design Team Project- Easter Cross Shaped Card

21 Mar
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Masculine Cross Shaped Card

This week I combined Man Card Mondays and my The Cutting Cafe design team project to create this Easter Card.  I used three files from The Cutting Cafe:

The Cross Shaped Card Set, the Believe Shaped Word Card, and Easter Mini Words Printable Stamps.

I used shades of rust and the pop of color is red.  I whipped out an old paper pad to find the rugged wood paper for the cross overlay.  The inside is plane for now until I decide who will received the card.

Man Card Mondays and Cutting Cafe DT - Cross Shaped Card - Inside

Inside

In my video below, I share some possible sentiments and matting ideas.  Make sure you head to The Cutting Cafe Blog on the 7th and 21st of each month to see the design team posts.  Leave a comment and you just might win three free files of your choice!

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

Man Card Mondays Episode 6 – St. Patrick’s Day

13 Mar

Man Card Mondays Episode 6 - St. Patrick's Day

For my sixth episode of my YouTube series Man Card Mondays, I decided to tackle St. Patrick’s Day since that is coming up on Friday.  This card can be for any man in your life depending on the sentiment you add to the inside which looks like this…

Man Card Mondays Episode 6 - St. Patrick's Day Card Inside

I just double matted the inside. I plan to add a cream or light green mat with sentiment on the right side.

I thought the Beers to you was clever and you have a ton of choices to use for the inside sentiment.  I give several in my video, which can be viewed below, but a couple of examples are:  and the luck of the Irish too or I am lucky to have you in my life.

Thanks for stopping by, Happy St. Patrick’s  Day early, and take a peek at my video before you go!

Mini Mason Jar Shaker Embellishments – The Cutting Cafe Design Team Project

7 Mar
Mini Mason Jar Shaker Embellishments

Mini Shaker Mason Jar Embellishments

This week at The Cutting Cafe, it was all about jars.  There are many files to choose from but I chose the Jar Shaped Cards file and used the mason jar with window.  I sized it down quite a bit to make them mini.

These work well for swap gifts and exchanges.  Here is a sample of packaging for that purpose…

Mini Mason Jar Shaker Embellishments Packaged

Cute gift packaging

Stop by The Cutting Cafe Blog on the 7th and 21st to see the design team postings  You will find lot’s of inspiration.  Thanks for stopping by.  Before you go, please take a look at my video…

 

 

 

Man Card Mondays Episode 5 – March Madness

6 Mar
Man Card Mondays #5 - March Madness

It’s March Madness time! Send a just because card!

Hey everyone!  Welcome to Man Card Mondays #5!  In honor of March Madness, this card can be sent to a male friend, relative, spouse, just to say hello or acknowledge their love of the tournament.

Here are a few sentiments that are ideas for you…

Man Card Mondays #5 Sentiment 1

Sentiment Option 1

Man Card Mondays #5 Sentiment 2

Sentiment Option 2

Man Card Mondays #5 Sentiment 3

If you are a March Madness widow, sentiment 3 is for you if you are a crafter lol!

Or just write a note to say hello!  This can also just be a birthday card for someone who likes or plays basketball.  Thanks for stopping by.  For all the details, check out my video below!

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