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Random Acts of Kindness (RAK) Journal – The Cutting Cafe Design Team Project

8 Jan

Random Acts of Kindness (RAK) Journal

It is the new year and everyone is trying to get organized.  The Cutting Cafe can definitely help you with that!  There are many planners and add ons that can help you plan and organize.  See all the planner offerings here.

In the crafting world, many like to send surprise gifts/trinkets/crafty items to other crafters.  This is known as a RAK (Random Act of Kindness).  In 2018 I want to make and send more RAKs and I used the RAK Journal printable file to help me do it.  This file includes a list of RAKS, RAK notes, and RAK ideas.  I made my own folder to hold the printable sheets.

RAK Journal One Flip Opened

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RAK Journal Fully Opened

 

 

 

 

 

 


RAK Journal Front and Back Covers and First Pocket

Stop by The Cutting Cafe Blog on the 7th and 21st of each month to see the design team projects.  This month you are sure to find inspiration!  Leave a comment on the blog about the post and your name will be entered into a drawing to win three files of your choice on the next design team posting.

Thanks for stopping by!  Before you leave, here is my video giving more details!

 

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Flip Book Swap on Crafters with Artitude on Facebook

5 Mar
Flip Book Cover

Flip Book Cover

I made my first Flip Book!  I participated in a one-on-one swap with Kamisha who is VisionsofParis115 on YouTube through the Facebook Group Crafters with Artitute!  I had just learned about flip books when the swap went up so I thought what better way to jump in.  In a way, the flip book is the new pocket letter.

I decided that I wanted my book to be more than a pen pal letter so I went more of a photo book route with it and I hope Kamisha is ok with the direction I chose.  Here are some pictures…

My FIrst Flip Book - First Page

Inside Cover

My FIrst Flip Book - Three Page Spread

Pages Open

My FIrst Flip Book - Opened Completely

Opened Completely

My First Flip Book - Back

Back of Flip Book

I like the way it turned out.  Here is a video explaining more of the details…

And here is the video of the book Kamisha made for me…

Sentiment Stems Photo Book

21 Feb
Sentiment Stems and Flowers Photo Book

Sentiment Stems and Flowers Photo Book

Hello All!  It’s time for another design team project for The Cutting Cafe!  This time we were to use the Sentiment Stems and Flower Tops Printable Stamp Set.  This set has many variations of stems, some with words, some with designs.  They come in two sizes and several ways, straight, curved, and wavy.  The choices are many!

Sentiment Stems and Flowers Photo Book - Back

Back

This project was easy to do and the sentiment stems and the sentiment just for you enhanced it well.  Here is what the inside looks like…

Sentiment Stems and Flowers Photo Book - First Open Page

First Pages

Sentiment Stems and Flowers Photo Book

Fully Opened

Remember to stop by The Cutting Cafe Blog on the 7th and 21st of each month to see all the design team projects.  When you do, be sure to leave a comment.  This enters you into a drawing to win three free files.

Thanks for stopping by!  I have a video of my project for you…

My First Folio and Matching Box

2 Feb

I finally got around to making my first folio and a matching box.  I used a Paper Phenomenon/Kathy Orta tutorial called Gift Card Box Folio.  It was fairly easy to make.  Measuring and cutting the mats took the most time. I used cream cardstock for the base and a few photo mats.  There is no chipboard in this at all. It is all paper.

And speaking of paper, I used the Painted Posies paper stack by Craftwell and did more mixing of patterns than I normally do, but I like the way it turned out.

Warning…I have photo overload and have added captions to all the photos so you can tell what I am showing.  At the end is my YouTube video.  Thanks so much for stopping by!

Folio Box Front

Folio Box Front

Back of folio box

Back of folio box

Side view of folio box

Side view of folio box

Folio box opened without folio in it

Folio box opened without folio in it

Box opened with folio inside

Box opened with folio inside

Front cover of folio

Front cover of folio

First flap opened

First flap opened

Full view of the first section of folio opened

Full view of the first section of folio opened

Here is the first flap of the second section

Here is the first flap of the second section

Two swing out photo mat flaps

Two swing out photo mat flaps

Folio right flap opened

Folio right flap opened

Next page of the right side opened

Next page of the right side opened

Folio pages

Folio pages

Here is a close up of the left page of the final section

Here is a close up of the left page of the final section

Here is the final section which is the center of the folio when all the flaps have opened out

Here is the final section which is the center of the folio when all the flaps have opened out

View looking down on opened folio.  There are many flips and flaps

View looking down on opened folio. There are many flips and flaps

Back of Folio

Back of Folio

Here is the front of the folio without the cards in the inside pockets.  It has a cleaner look and is an option

Here is the front of the folio without the cards in the inside pockets. It has a cleaner look and is an option

And finally here is the video…

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