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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…

Apple Treat Cup Card Picture Frame – The Cutting Cafe Design Team Project

21 Aug
Apple Treat Cup Card Picture Frame

Apple Treat Cup Card Picture Frame

I created this apple picture frame using the Apple Treat Cup Card file from The Cutting Cafe. The focus for this post is back to school and we could use one of four files. The other three are the Apple Shaped Card, Pencil Treat Cup Card, and the Pencil Shaped Card.

I used the top and the back of the treat cup and backed it with white chip board.  I added an easel on the back.

Apple Treat Cup Card Picture Frame Back

Apple Treat Cup Card Picture Frame Back

I left the top open so I can slide a photo inside. I added a gold glittered stem and leaf and a gold sticker that says So Sweet.

Apple Treat Cup Card Picture Frame Front View

Apple Treat Cup Card Picture Frame Front View

Be sure to stop by The Cutting Cafe Blog to see this week’s design team projects.  I am sure the team will have some fantastic projects!  Thanks for stopping by!  Here is my video…

Merry Christmas in August!?

7 Aug
Merry Christmas Word Shaped Card

Merry Christmas Word Shaped Card

Yes, I know July is over, but Christmas is still coming, so get prepared with The Cutting Cafe!  The design team is featuring Christmas projects this week on the blog.  Since we could choose any Christmas file we wanted to, there is sure to be a lot of variety as well as inspiration!  Be sure to leave a comment so that you can be entered into a drawing for three files of your choice which will be announced on the design team post for August 21.

I used the Merry Christmas Word Shaped Card and I love it!  I used bling…paper, trim, embellishments…to make this card sing Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas Word Shaped Card - Front View

Are you ready for Christmas projects?  If not, don’t let them sneak up on you!  Get a jump on them now.  Check out the multitude of Christmas files at The Cutting Cafe.  You will surely find many you can use.  Thanks for stopping by!  Here is my video on the project…

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 Themed Chinese Take Out Box

14 Jul
Birthday Themed Chinese Take Out Box

Birthday Themed Chinese Take Out Box

The Cutting Cafe Shop is the sister store to The Cutting Cafe.  The shop sells paper, ribbon, and stamp sets like the Birthday Party Background one that I have used here.  I stamped it with Staz On ink onto clear cardstock, which is also sold at the shop.  I used white paper to better show the stamp but here is what it looks like without it…

Birthday Themed Chinese Take Out Box - without white card

This shows the window in the box without the white card that I used to help show the words better.

The actual box is made with the Chinese Take Out Box cutting template.  This can hold candy or a little gift.  And it is quick and easy to do!  I just added flowers on the sides but you can attach a handle using brads as the file even cuts the holes for you to use.

Birthday Themed Chinese Take Out Box - Side View

I added a flower to the side but you can attach a handle to each side if you choose.

Thanks for stopping by!  Here is a video before you go…

Star Treat Box

21 Jun
Star Box

Star Box

Hey Everybody!  The 4th of July is coming soon and we got to design in red, white, and blue for out design team project for The Cutting Cafe!  I chose to use the Star Box.  It came out so cute!  You can give little treats as gifts for adults or kids.

Be sure to stop by The Cutting Cafe Blog on the 21st and 7th of each month for our design team postings.  You will find lots of crafting inspiration and if you leave a comment, you will be entered into a drawing to win three files of your choice!

Thanks for stopping by!  Here is my video for more details on this great star box:

Elisha Jean and Friends Embellishments – The Cutting Cafe Shop Design Team Project

26 May
Everyday Elisha Jean and Friends Embellishments 2

Embellishments using just the faces

I am back with a new design team project for The Cutting Cafe Shop!  I made some cute embellishments using the Everyday Elisha Jean and Friends stamp set.  I used the whole doll stamps on some and just the faces on others.

I used scraps from recent projects along with some stickers and foam squares. I have seen many videos making embellishments and decided to try some.  I had fun making them and will make more in the future as it is a good way to use up scraps and use your punches.

Everyday Elisha Jean and Friends Embellishments

Embellishments with the full doll stamps

And lastly, I made paper clips which are all the rage these days with the planner craze and the popularity of flip books.

Everyday Elisha Jean and Friends Paper Clips

Paper Clips

Thanks so much for stopping by!  As usual, I have a video to share all the details…

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