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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 4 – Retro Music

27 Feb

Woo hoo!  Welcome to Man Card Mondays #4!  Today if you have a retro man in your life, I have a couple nice card ideas for you.  First up this retro record player or turntable…

Man Card Mondays Retro Turntable

Retro Turntable Card

You can add a lot of different catchy sentiments from You Rock to You are Old!  I give several possibilities in the video below.  Next is a card I made last year but fits right into the theme…

Man Card Mondays - Retro Cassette

Cassette Card I Made Last Year

It is so stinkin’ cool!  I just love it.  So if you have a retro man, the album or the cassette version, either of these cards would be great to make and give.  Thanks for stopping by and I will see you next week for another Man Cards Monday!  Take a look at my video before you go…

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!

 

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…

Altered Christmas Jingle Bell Jar – The Cutting Cafe Design Team Project

7 Dec
Altered Talenti Gelato Jar

Altered Talenti Gelato Jar

For our The Cutting Cafe Design Team Project we were tasked to use an item that we would throw away, like a jar or bottle, and make a Christmas project out of it.  Well I used a jar and came up with this pretty!

I used three files from the cafe, the Christmas Bell Shaped Shaker Card for the bells on the front and the Christmas Colored Basic Shapes for the sentiment…

Altered Talenti Gelato Jar - Close Up

I added the two silver bells on the front with a cute sentiment.

And I used the Bell Shaped Card for the sentiment on the top…

Altered Talenti Gelato Jar - Top

I added a sentiment and jingle bell on top!

Please stop by the blog and see all the design team creativity!  Leave a comment and you will be entered into a drawing to win three files!

Thanks for stopping by and here is the video for more detail…

Sew Many Thanks Cards – The Cutting Cafe Design Team Project

22 Nov
Sewing Machine Cards

Sewing Machine Shaped Cards

Hello all!  This week for The Cutting Cafe design team, I used the Sewing Machine Set which contains a card and a box version.  I made two thank you cards, appropriate for any time but especially now.

I really like the way they turned out.  Here are individual pictures…

Sewing Machine Shaped Card White

White and Silver Version

Sewing Machine Shaped Card Blue

Here’s the Blue Version

Stop by The Cutting Cafe Blog on the 7th and 21st of each month to see all of the design team projects. Leave a comment and you will be entered into a drawing to win three free files.  Thanks for stopping by and here is my video…

Happy Thanksgiving!

Audrey

Christmas Gable Box – The Cutting Cafe Design Team Project

6 Nov
Christmas Gable Box

Christmas Gable Box

Hey all!  Christmas is just about a month and a half away!  Where did 2016 go?  It was just summer!!!  Well it is time to get started making those little gifts for family, friends, co-workers, etc.!  The Cutting Cafe has the perfect new file to help you out with treat giving.

The Gable Box file come with a lot of variety so that you can customize your box for the occasion.  There are windows that come in different shapes, some have words in the window.  You can choose straight edge or scalloped edge. There are toppers you can add.

I made the plain box in white and used a black/gold/white paper for the topper pieces, then added a sentiment from the paper stack, and finally added a HUGE gold poinsettia clip that is just over the top!  The recipient can take the clip off and use it for decor or add to a package of their own.

Here is a view of it without the poinsettia…

Christmas Gable Box No Poinsettia

Here is the box without the Poinsettia.

I see a lot of these in my future as the larger size can hold little gifts and the mini ones can be used for little candy gifts or favors.  Here is one more view with the huge flower…

Christmas Gable Box Front View

Another view

Stop by The Cutting Cafe Blog on the 7th and 21st of each month to view all of the design team projects as those are our posting days.  Leave a comment as we love to read them, but you will also be entered into a drawing to win three free files of your choice!  Thanks for stopping by!  As usual, here’s my video…

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