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Grateful and Thanks Pillow Boxes -A Design Team Project for The Cutting Cafe

7 Nov

Thanks and Grateful Pillow Bpxes

Hello!  It is time for another design team project for The Cutting Cafe.  I just love this new file.  The Fall and Thanksgiving Greeting Pillow Boxes file gives you seven different words, layering pieces, and sentiments.  This is definitely a use all the time file.

Be sure to visit the blog to see what the other design team members have done with their boxes.  Leave a comment and you just might win three files of your choice.  Thanks for stopping by.  Before you leave here is my video…

Shut the Front Door Birthday Card – The Cutting Cafe Design Team Project

7 Oct
Shut the Front Door Card

Front Door Card

We used the cute Front Door Shaped Card for our The Cutting Cafe design team projects this week.  We could do fall or Halloween themes.  I chose to make a birthday card and add the sentiment ‘shut the front door’.

Shut the Front Door Card - Inside

Inside of card

The card is 8 3/4′ tall and fits into a business sized envelope but you can adjust the size.  It comes with many variations including different door panels, layering options, door frame, knob options, window options, plants, wreaths, and sentiments.

Be sure to stop by The Cutting Cafe Blog to see all of the design team versions of this great file.  Design team projects are posted on the 7th and 21st of each month.  Leave a comment and you will be entered into a drawing to win three free files on the next design team post.

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

Smile for the Camera Keepsake Box – The Cutting Cafe Design Team Project and Blog Hop

21 Jun
Camera Shaped Keepsake Box

Camera Shaped Keepsake Box

Hello All!  It is time for a blog hop from The Cutting Cafe’s Design Team!  Sit back and enjoy all the inspiration for using files from The Cutting Cafe and be sure to follow each person’s rules for a chance to win the file they chose to work with.  If you are following the hop, you should have come here from Mitra’s blog.  If you found me on your own and want to start at the beginning of the hop, go to Regina’s blog to start it off.  Here is a list of the design team members playing along…

Now let’s get things going for my project!  I chose to work with the Camera Treat Cup Card and Keepsake Box Cutting File and Template which has options to make a card or a box that can hold up to sixty photos, a small mini album or folio, or other gift items, and both feature a lens that can also be filled with treats if you so choose.  Without further ado, here is my beautiful cameral box…


Make sure to visit The Cutting Cafe Blog on the 7th and the 21st of every month as those are design team post days.  On each post date, a random name is chosen from the comments to receive three free files from The Cutting Cafe.  So be sure to comment whenever you check out one of the design team posts!

Now for the really good part…I am giving this file away to one lucky winner.  All you need to do is subscribe to this blog by clicking the follow/subscribe button to the right side of this page, and leave a comment below on why you like the Camera Treat Cup Card and Keepsake Box Cutting File and Template and a way you would use it.  I will monitor and approve comments daily so they show below.  Comment by 5:00 p.m. CDT on Sunday, June 24, 2018.  On Monday, June 25 I will choose a winner and announce here on my web page.  Good luck and thanks for stopping by!  Now you should head over to see my girl Sheryl’s project!  But before you go, here is my YouTube video on my project…

It’s a Cutting Cafe Blog Hop!

7 Sep

Purse Box 2We are doing a blog hop at the Cutting Cafe! You should begin the blog with Regina, the owner at her Blog, Hand to Paper.  And, if you are following along, you should have come to my blog from Tmika, who is Scrapdaworld on her blog and on Scrapdaworld YouTube Channel.

Each design team member got to choose the file they wanted to use and you have a chance to win!  Each design team member is giving away the file that they used. You must follow their requirements to win.

I used the Assorted Purse Box Template which is a versatile file featuring so many options. There are five purse styles with multiple options such as background paper, different handles, tags and sentiments, and more!

Elegant Purse Box 5


I love the way mine turned out!  Here are a couple more pictures…


Here is a video of my project explaining it in more detail…

Now on to details on how to win this wonderful file…first be a subscriber to this blog if you comment here, or be a subscriber to my YouTube channel if you comment there. In your comment you must answer three things:

  1. Tell me what you think/like about my project
  2. Tell me if you have ever used files from The Cutting Cafe
  3. Tell me what you like about The Cutting Cafe files if you use them or what you think you will like if you haven’t used them.

I will pull a winner on Sunday, September 10 after 5:00 p.m. Central.

Remember that we post our projects on the 7th and 21st of every month on the Cutting Cafe Blog.  Leave a comment and you can win three free files of your choice if your name is drawn from the comment!

Now on to Patti who is the next person in the hop.  Her blog is Cherish Each Precious Day.   Here is the entire line up:


Thanks for stopping by!

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…

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!


Birthday Party Fun Card – The Cutting Cafe Shop Design Team Project

4 Jul
Birthday Party Fun Card

Birthday Party Fun Card

Hey Everyone! I am here to share a couple new stamp sets that are available from The Cutting Cafe Shop, which is the sister store to The Cutting Cafe.  These are great for all those birthday cards that you need to make and also for layouts or other projects.

I pulled out my embossing powder, which I haven’t used in eons and stamped the background using the Birthday Party Background stamp.  I used one of the frame cut files that comes with the stamps and put the stamped piece on foam tape for a little dimension.  The paper had copper foil, so I used copper embossing powder.  The heart balloon and party hat are made from the Birthday Party Fun stamp set and outline cut files that come with it.  I embossed those also.

Birthday Party Fun Card Inside

Inside of card

Birthday Party Fun Card View 2

I like the way these came out.  Make sure you also check out the shop as Regina is now doing custom stamps!  Yes, that is correct.  If you want to get a special stamp made, just provide the artwork and submit it with payment.

Check out my video below to see more about the project, the stamp sets I used and the custom stamp set made for me.  Thanks for stopping by!


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