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Grad Word Album – The Cutting Cafe Design Team Project

7 May
Grad Word Album

Grad Word Album

Hello!  It is design team time for The Cutting Cafe!  This time we were given the opportunity to work with word or shape books.  There are many to choose from in the store but since graduation is coming and I have a cousin that is graduating, I chose the Grad Word Book.

It comes with the pages and the single letters to use on top as an additional layer.  I used his school colors and kept it simple enough so that he can put a few pictures from the day in it.  Here are a pictures of the inside…

Grad Word Album Page 1

First Page

Grad Word Album Page 2

Second Page

Grad Word Album Page 3

Third Page

Grad Word Album Details

Love this sentiment!

Grad Word Album Back Page

Back Cover

I have never made a word book and had fun making this one.  For specific details, see my YouTube video below.  Be sure to stop by The Cutting Cafe Blog today or sometime this week to look at all the design team word and shape books for plenty of inspiration.  When you stop by, leave a comment because we love reading them and because you will be entered into a drawing to win three files of your choice on the next posting which will be May 21!

Thanks for stopping by and here is my video…

Vintage Ring Bound Mini Album Cover

26 Mar
Vintage Ring Bound Mini Album Cover

Vintage Ring Bound Mini Album Cover

I did a one-on-one mini album swap with Sandi who is Decor8yourlife on YouTube.  She likes both vintage and shabby styles so I sort of combined the two.  Here is a series of pictures…

Vintage Ring Bound Mini Album Spine

Spine

Vintage Ring Bound Mini Album Back

Back

Also, here is a video showing the entire album and what products used.  Thanks for stopping by!

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…

Candle Shaped Birthday Shaker Card – The Cutting Cafe Design Team Project

7 Nov
Candle Shaped Shaped Birthday Shaker Card

Candle Shaped Shaped Birthday Shaker Card

There will be variety this week at The Cutting Cafe for the design team post as we could choose any file we wanted to work with! Since shaker cards are still very hot right now, I chose to do a candle shaped shaker card from the 6 Assorted Shaker Cards set. It came out great.

Candle Shaped Shaped Birthday Shaker Card Inside

Back

Back

Make sure you stop by The Cutting Cafe’s blog on the 7th and 21st of each month. Leave a comment and you just might win three free files!  Regina pulls a winner from the comments left on the previous post.

Thanks for stopping by. Before you go, here is a quick video of my project:

Fall Is Birthday Card – The Cutting Cafe Design Team Project

7 Oct
Fall Is Birthday Card

                             Fall Is Birthday Card

This week at The Cutting Cafe we are focusing on fall. I used the Fall Word Shaped Card and the One Step Card files for my project. Other files we could use were:
Wheelbarrow Deliveries Printable Stamp Set
Welcome Fall Printable Stamp Set
Autumn Word Shaped Card

Fall Is Birthday Card Front View

Inside

Inside

Make sure you stop by The Cutting Cafe Blog to see all of the design team projects today.  They are posted on the 7th and 21st of each month. Leave a comment to be eligible to win 3 files of your choice!

Thanks for stopping by and before you go, here is my video…

Craft Supply Inventory Book – The Cutting Cafe Design Team Project

7 Jun
Craft Supply Inventory Book

Craft Supply Inventory Book

It has been a while since my last post!  Hello!  I have many things I should have posted but time was an issue.  But I do have a new design team project for The Cutting Cafe that I am sure a lot of you will be thrilled about!  Regina, the owner, has created two new files to help us get organized and keep track of what we own, and what projects or challenges we are doing.

The first is a Design Team Planner which can help you keep track of not only things for your design team projects, but also challenges you may enter, or swaps you may be in.  The second is one I chose to do, the Crafts Supply Planner file!  Woohooo!!!  I have wanted to keep track of things I own but just had not gotten around to it.  It will be a labor of love to do, but once it is done, it will make life so much easier!

I covered and decorated a three-ring binder for mine.  I started to use chipboard to make 8 1/2 x 11 covers, then I found the binder and thought it would work well.

Craft Supply Inventory Book View 2

Craft Supply Inventory Book Spine

Craft Supply Inventory Book Back

The file comes with a multitude of page options, both in color or black and white.  There are pages for inks, markers, Stickles, embossing folders, cardstock, and many, many others.  You can mix and match however you choose.

Sample Inventory Page

Sample Inventory Page

The file also comes with tabs and cover pages.  I decided that I would also use this book to display photos of some of my projects and crafty good times with my friends.  So, I made divider pages with the tabs and will use them to add pictures.

I decided to add pictures of my craft projects and get togethers with crafty friends to the divider pages.

I decided to add pictures of my craft projects and get togethers with crafty friends to the divider pages.

Divider page with craft project pictures

Divider page with craft project pictures

Divider page with crafty friends photos

Divider page with crafty friends photos

I will continue to work on getting all my things into the book, including stamps and punches, to help me get organized and stay that way.  I have added a lot of pages to get me started.

Lots of pages!

Lots of pages!

Regina has added many new design team members so there will now be even more project inspiration for you on our design team posts which happen on the 7th and 21st of each month on The Cutting Cafe Blog!  Be sure to stop by and view the projects.  Leave a comment and you will be entered into a drawing to win three free files of your choice on the next posting.

As always, thank you for stopping by and before you go, here is my video of my project giving a lot of detail…

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…

Pumpkin Trio Sympathy Card – The Cutting Cafe Design Team Project

6 Oct
Pumpkin Trio Sympathy Card

Pumpkin Trio Sympathy Card

For our project for The Cutting Cafe, the theme was pumpkins.  We are entering into the fall season and what better way to showcase it than with pumpkins.  They are standards for decorating and pumpkin flavored cake, coffee, cookies, syrup, and everything else is available everywhere you go!

I used the Pumpkin Trio Card and decided to go non-traditional and make gold and white pumpkins for a sympathy card.  One of my staff lost her brother very suddenly and she is entering a new season in her life without him.  So, I thought the pumpkins would be great to symbolize the season change.  I think it came out beautifully.  She loved it.

Pumpkin Trio Sympathy Card Front View

Pumpkin Trio Sympathy Card Front View

Pumpkin Trio Sympathy Card Inside

Pumpkin Trio Sympathy Card Inside

There were many other files we could choose to work from this week so there will be lots of variety on The Cutting Cafe’s Blog on tomorrow.  We post our projects on the 7th and the 21st of each month.  Make sure you leave a comment and you may win three free sets of your choice.  Now take a look at all the other sets that we could work with:

Halloween Trio Printable Stamp Set

Halloween Fall Milk Carton

Pumpkin Bread Just for You

Pumpkin Treat Box

Pumpkin Shaped Card

3D Pumpkin Template

Thanks for stopping by and here is my video:

Birthday Love Card – The Cutting Cafe Design Team Project

4 Feb
Birthday Love Card - Angle View

Birthday Love Card – Angle View

This week at The Cutting Cafe, we were all given just one file to work with.  The great news is that this one file is very versatile and has many versions to choose from.  The Valentine Window Card Tops Template has many variations of heart shape cutouts and words.  I used one of the may heart versions for a quick and easy birthday card for my aunt.  Here are some other views…

Birthday Love Card - Front

Birthday Love Card - Inside

Birthday Love Card – Inside

Birthday Love Card

Birthday Love Envelope

Birthday Love Envelope

Make sure you head over to The Cutting Cafe Blog tomorrow to see the different things the Design Team comes up with from this one file!  While there, make sure you leave a comment.  Each week Regina pulls a name from the previous week’s comments and that person wins three free files of their choice!  You just might win!

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Here is my video…

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