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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!


Altered Notebook Featuring the Elisha Jean & Friends Stamp Set

4 May
Altered Notebook featuring Elisha Jean Stamp

Altered Notebook featuring Elisha Jean Stamp from The Cutting Cafe Shop

Today I am featuring the new clear stamp set, Everyday Elisha Jean & Friends, from The Cutting Cafe Shop which is the sister store to The Cutting Cafe.  Regina, the owner, has translated some of the printable stamps from the original store into clear stamps.  And when I tell you they stamp so smoothly it’s like butta, I really mean it.

I used a firework paper to cover the notebook, added bling, the word dream, and Elisha Jean, the cute doll stamp.  The sentiment also came from the set.  I paper pieced her dress, bows, and socks.

On the inside covers, I added pink glitter paper and stamped the dolls on every few pages…

Well, thanks for stopping by!  Before you leave, I just want to remind you that The Cutting Cafe’s Design Team post will be on May 7th.  Come visit the blog to see the new projects!  And here’s my video…

Clear Cardstock Lunch Bag and Gift Card Holders – The Cutting Cafe Design Team Projects

21 Apr
Clear Cardstock Mini Heart Lunch Bag

Clear Cardstock Mini Heart Lunch Bag

For our design team projects this week for The Cutting Cafe, we got to work with clear cardstock, which is something that is carried in the new sister store The Cutting Cafe Shop.

I used the Mini Heart Lunch Bag and love the way it turned out!  I also made the Bow Tie with a Slit out of the clear cardstock to decorate the front.  Here are more pictures…

Clear Cardstock Mini Heart Lunch Bag - Back View

Back View

Clear Cardstock Mini Heart Lunch Bag - Side View

Side view

I also made some gift card holders

Clear Cardstock Gift Card Holders

Clear cardstock gift card holders

Be sure to stop by The Cutting Cafe Blog on the 7th and 21st of each month when Design Team projects are posted.  Leave a comment and you will be entered into a drawing to win three files of your choice!

Before you leave, here is my video which explains what I did.  Thanks for stopping by!

Christmas Treat Bag Toppers and Hershey Kiss Bottoms – The Cutting Cafe Design Team Project

21 Dec
Christmas Treat Bag Toppers and Hershey Kiss Bottoms

Christmas Treat Bag Toppers and Hershey Kiss Bottoms

Merry Christmas just a bit early!  If you are looking for a last minute cute little gift, these Treat Bag Toppers from The Cutting Cafe will fit the bill!  This file is packed with variations galore!  It has two size bags, with or without a window, and 17 different topper options!  I am showing you three but I am making 30 for staff and co-worker gifts!

Here is the tree version…

Christmas Tree Treat Bag Topper Front

Christmas Tree Treat Bag Topper Front

There are overlays in the file, which the tree is cut from a different color.  I chose only to put one on the front.

Christmas Tree Treat Bag Topper Back

Here is the back.

One could be added to the back if you wanted to which would cover up the part that folds down in the back.

I also used the Christmas Hershey Kiss Bottoms Printable Stamp set on the kisses I filled the bag with.

Christmas Hershey Kiss Bottoms

Christmas Hershey Kiss Bottoms

Lastly I made two gift card holders using the Gift Card Holder Set.

Scallop Gift Card Holders

Scallop Gift Card Holders

Make sure you stop by The Cutting Cafe Blog on the 7th and 21st of each month to check out the design team posts.  Today’s post will show a wide range as everyone got to choose which Christmas files they wanted to work with!  Leave a comment as you will be eligible to win three free files in a drawing on the 7th.

Thanks for stopping by.  Here is a video of my project and it shows the process and pieces of the files and the other 27 toppers I have made!

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