The Cutting Cafe Blog Hop

28 Aug

It is the end of the current design team’s term at The Cutting Cafe and we are celebrating with a blog hop today! That is great news for you!  Not only do you get to go from blog to blog of our fabulous design team and see lots of great and inspiring projects, you also get a chance to win the files that are used to make the projects!  Just leave a comment on the blogs to be eligible for the drawing.

My project features the Suitcase Mini Book file.  Please leave a comment below and I will randomly select a winner on Saturday (have comments made by noon central time) to receive the file!  How exciting is that?!  If you are hopping along in order, you should have come here from Lisa Minckler’s blog.  If not, head to the beginning of the hop with Regina Easter’s blog.  Just in case you get lost, follow the order below:

Regina Easter – Begin Here!

Now here is my project…

Suitcase Mini Book Altered Frame

Suitcase Mini Book Altered Frame

I have created an altered picture frame using the Suitcase Mini Book to add more photos (there are five pages under the decorated cover of the suitcase).  I used K & Company’s Around the World by Brenda Walton paper and embellishments.  I added my own sentiment, which I punched out with a scalloped square punch.  The corners and handle also come in the file.  The straps come in the file also, but I did not use them, instead using a snakeskin pattern ribbon.  I used tiny flat back pearls as the rivets and framed pearl brads to hold all the pages together at the handles.  This was a fun project!  Here are a couple more views…

Suitcase Mini Book Altered Frame - Suitcase Mini Book

Suitcase Mini Book Altered Frame – Suitcase Mini Book

Suitcase Mini Book Altered Frame - Embellishment           Suitcase Mini Book Altered Frame - Acetate Title

Remember, leave a comment by noon central time on Saturday, August 31 and you could win the Suitcase Mini Book File!  To continue on with the blog hop, you should now go to visit Leslie Foley!  If you want to watch my video before you hop to Leslie’s blog, here it is…thanks for watching!


27 Responses to “The Cutting Cafe Blog Hop”

  1. Angie Coleman August 28, 2013 at 7:31 am #

    Such a vibrant and colorful mini! Love that suitcase!

  2. janet Dejesus August 28, 2013 at 8:54 am #

    I love, love, love it! You did an amazing job. I will definitely be trying this design. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Tracey J August 28, 2013 at 10:40 am #

    Great project Audrey! Love how you incorporated additional spacing under the suitcase.

  4. Debbie August 28, 2013 at 11:14 am #

    Nicely done

  5. regina August 28, 2013 at 11:36 am #

    oh my goodness, everything you make always looks so darn real, love that suitcase love love….wonderful picture of you two also

  6. Ellen Knapek August 28, 2013 at 12:18 pm #

    Love your suitcase project. Having fun blog hopping.

  7. Tmika August 28, 2013 at 1:48 pm #

    Of course you had to add some form of animial to your project. Snake skin ribbon, really?? It turned out really cute!! The story behind it is beautiful as well! TFS! Tmika

  8. Jasmine Patrick August 28, 2013 at 3:58 pm #

    Love the suitcase, it can be used on many layouts and cards!!!! You did good!!!!

  9. rhonda-bumblebee creations August 28, 2013 at 6:55 pm #

    super fantastic!

  10. Gloria Pearson August 28, 2013 at 7:11 pm #

    I love your project. My family and I went on a cruise this April, and Antigua was one of our ports.

  11. Krista's Paper Cafe August 28, 2013 at 7:22 pm #

    A very creative use of CC files.
    kristainmn at gmail dot com

  12. Dainty Diva August 28, 2013 at 7:33 pm #

    So amazingly beautiful!

  13. Julie Odil August 28, 2013 at 9:38 pm #

    This is fantastic! Love it.

  14. Brenda Frame August 28, 2013 at 9:39 pm #

    Love this project with the suitcase! Would like to win this for sure! Thanks

  15. agnes August 28, 2013 at 10:17 pm #

    you chose a very versatile file, i can see a retro boom box too. many possibilities.
    well done.

  16. Rose August 28, 2013 at 10:50 pm #

    this is so cool!! LOVE this photo frame 🙂

  17. Trish August 29, 2013 at 9:00 am #

    great project – the suitcase is perfect for it!

  18. kdnkdd August 29, 2013 at 9:19 am #

    Very nice. Love the suitcase.

  19. Tina M August 29, 2013 at 9:45 am #

    what a great way to showcase a fav vacation picture! love it 🙂

  20. sharla~ August 29, 2013 at 10:08 am #

    Fabulous frame, I just love altered frames! The suitcase is the perfect touch!

  21. Denise Holland August 29, 2013 at 10:46 am #

    Great project. I am not into scrapbooking but I can see adding this to a card or making this a main part of one.


  22. Renee A Zimmerman August 29, 2013 at 11:48 am #

    Love this frame and the addition of the suitcase photo album is so cute. You can use this idea for lots of other projects.

  23. LisaR August 29, 2013 at 1:31 pm #

    This has been a great hop! Love the suitcase file, what a great way to dress up your photo. TFS joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

  24. Karen Wedding August 29, 2013 at 1:32 pm #

    Your frame looks fantastic. It could easily be made into the cover of an album too.

  25. Clancy Smith August 29, 2013 at 4:02 pm #

    This is a beautiful project. Love the suitecase!!!!

  26. Nance August 29, 2013 at 7:44 pm #

    Love this!

  27. Sherri Braun August 30, 2013 at 3:01 am #

    Your project is amazing and very original! I’ve never seen this done before. Cool!!! 🙂

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