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Bows and a Box

21 Apr

Hey everyone!  It is time for a The Cutting Cafe Project!  This time we could use whatever files we wanted to and I used four different ones.  The items I made are going into a gift bag that I made.  I used the Gift Box with Divider, the Loopy Loopy Bow, the Bow Tie with a Slit, and the Bow with Ribbon Set.

First up is the box.  The file comes with two box sizes and two tops.  I used the one with the window…

Gift Box With Divider

Gift Box With Divider

I filled the box with the Loopy Loopy Bow (there is one on the top of the box also)…

Loopy Loopy Bows

Loopy Loopy Bows

The Bow Tie with a Slit

Bows With Slits

Bows with a slit

And Bow Tie with Ribbon

Bows

Bows made with bows with ribbon file

These are all easy to make even if you don’t have an electronic cutting file as they do come in PDF form so you can print and then hand cut.  Be sure to stop by the Cutting Cafe Blog to see all of the design team projects.  Leave a comment and you will be eligible to win three free files of your choice!

Thanks for stopping by.  Before you go, here is my video…

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Valentine Nugget Candy Box Holder – The Cutting Cafe Design Team Project

21 Jan
Nugget Candy Boxes

Nugget Candy Boxes

For our design team posting this time for The Cutting Cafe, we could choose any file we wanted to use.  I needed some little trinket holders for gifts so I used the Nugget Candy Box file.  The original purpose is to hold four Hershey nuggets.  But, I chose to use it for something else, thus showing the versatility of the files.

The file comes with three top options. The first is a with a heart cut out.  You can leave it open or use acetate to make a window.  I chose to line the inside with black cardstock and add a foam heart sticker.

Heart Cut Out Top Nugget Box

Heart Cut Out Top Nugget Box

The second is a rectangle cut out.  Again, I lined the inside of the top with black cardstock.

Rectangle Cut Out Top Nugget Box

Rectangle Cut Out Top Nugget Box

The third is a plain top, which I decorated with the heart cutouts from the heart top.

Solid Top Nugget Candy Box

Solid Top Nugget Candy Box

Here is what it looks like open…

Opened Nugget Candy Box

Nugget Box Opened

Be sure to stop by The Cutting Cafe Blog on the 7th and 21st of each month as the design team posts go up on those days.  Today’s will have lots of variety since everyone could choose whatever files they wanted to use.  Be sure to leave a comment.  When you do, you are entered into a random drawing to win three files of your choice on the next design team posting!  We also love to read your comments!

Thanks for stopping by!  As always, here is my video…

Elegant Tissue Box Cover with Slit Bow – Design Team Project for The Cutting Cafe

21 Nov
Tissue Box Cover

Tissue Box Cover

This week for our design team project for The Cutting Cafe, we were to use the Tissue Box Cover Template.  I needed something elegant in white and gold to use in my office for Christmas as my decorations are white and gold.  This fits the bill perfectly.  I also used the Bow with Slit Template File to make the glitter bow.

Here is a view of the back…

Tissue Box Cover Back

Back

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

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Before you go, here is a short video showcasing my project…

 

My First Craft Fair

20 Nov

This past Saturday I did my first craft fair.  It went fairly well.  I wish there had been more traffic, and my tablecloth is wrinkled, but for the first time, I am ok with it.

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Here are photos of some of the items I made and sold…

I have another one in December and am looking forward to that one.  Here is a video showing items made and some footage from the show…

Thanks for stopping by!

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…

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…

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