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Jumbo 65th Birthday Card and Gift Card Holder – The Cutting Cafe Design Team Projects

21 Oct
Jumbo 65th Card and Gift Card Holder

Jumbo 65th Birthday Card and Gift Card Holder

I am back with another design team project for The Cutting Cafe.  For this posting, we were able to use any file we wanted to.  I chose two to work with, the Birthday Word Gift Card Holder and the Birthday Number Candle Set.

First, one of my staff is turning 65.  I needed a card large enough for everyone in my department to sign, so I made a scalloped card base that is 9″x7″.  I added an embossed panel and holographic gold dot stickers, but wanted the focal point to be the Birthday Number Candles!

I kept the inside plain since many people will be signing it…

Jumbo 65th Birthday Card Inside

Inside of Card

Next, I will be giving her a gift card so I wanted something separate for that.  I kept the theme the same with the tone on tone white shimmer paper with gold.  I used gold Dazzle stickers to add accents.

65th Birthday Gift Card Holder

Birthday Word Gift Card Holder

On the inside, I added miniature Birthday Number Candles

65th Birthday Gift Card Holder Inside

Inside of the Gift Card Holder

Be sure to visit The Cutting Cafe’s Blog on the 7th and 21st of each month as that is when the design team postings go up.  Make sure to leave a comment as on the next posting a name is randomly drawn from the last posting’s comment and that person wins three files of their choice!

Thank you so much for stopping by!  As always, before you go, here is my video showing more detail…

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Whimsical Birthday Card – The Cutting Cafe Design Team Project

21 Jul

Fun with Silhouettes Angle View

This week for our The Cutting Cafe Design Team project, we were to use the Fun with Silhouettes Printable Stamps and Cutting File which is full of fun shapes that you can print or cut!

I chose to use the rainbow and clouds shape to make this whimsical card.  I just love the way it turned out.  I used a Spellbinders die to create the card.  I am also using this for a collaboration project where I have to use any two of beads, metal, or fiber.  I used sparkly tulle for my fiber, and a metal piece with birthday on it.

Fun with Silhouettes Card Front ViewFun with Silhouettes Inside

Please visit the Cutting Cafe Blog on the 7th and 21st of each month for fabulous inspiration from the design team!  Leave a comment and you just might win three free files on the next posting!

Thank you so much for stopping by!  Before, here is a video giving you more details on my project…

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 #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!

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…

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…

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…

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