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Valentine Bingo Altered Canvas

22 Jan
Valentine Bingo Altered Canvas

Valentine Bingo Altered Canvas

Valentine’s Day is in the air…at least at The Cutting Cafe!  This week starts our valentine projects.  I chose to do an altered canvas with a photo of my god brother and my dog that he loves so much!  I used the Valentine’s Day Bingo Printable Stamps Set.  I used a background paper that has the bingo numbers on it, randomly added some texture paste, and some embellishments.  I love the way it turned out.

Here are a few more views…

Valentine Bingo Altered Canvas - Close Up 1

Valentine Bingo Altered Canvas – Close Up 1

Valentine Bingo Altered Canvas - Close Up 2

Valentine Bingo Altered Canvas – Close Up 2

Valentine Bingo Altered Canvas - Close Up 3

Valentine Bingo Altered Canvas – Close Up 3

Valentine Bingo Altered Canvas - Back

Valentine Bingo Altered Canvas – Back

Other files we could use this week included the Little Gumball Printable Stamp Set, Elisha Jean and Friends Printable Stamp Set, and the Wheelbarrow Deliveries Printable Stamp set.

Make sure you stop by the Cutting Cafe Blog on Wednesday to see all the design team projects.  If you leave a comment you will be eligible for the drawing next week for three free files.   Thanks for stopping by and here’s the video…

Valentine Birthday Flip Card

13 Feb
Valentine Birthday Flip Card

Valentine Birthday Flip Card

It is Inspiration Wednesday and time for a new project for The Cutting Cafe!  This week we could choose from any valentine file in the cafe to use.  I chose to use two files to create this card: The Square Flip Card Template and the This Cake is all Heart Printable Stamp Set. My aunt’s birthday is on Valentine’s Day so this card is for her.  The cake image is made of heart shapes and the inside sentiment, which comes with the printable stamp set, mentions both birthday and Valentine’s Day!  That was just perfect!  Be sure to stop over at the cafe later today to see all the latest design team projects!  Thanks for stopping by!

Valentine Birthday Flip Card

Valentine Birthday Flip Card

Valentine Birthday Flip Card Open Front

Valentine Birthday Flip Card Opened Front

Valentine Birthday Flip Card - card opened flat

Valentine Birthday Flip Card – Card Opened Flat

Valentine Birthday Flip Card - Front

Valentine Birthday Flip Card -Front

Valentine Birthday Flip Card Opened Back

Valentine Birthday Flip Card Opened Back

Valentine Birthday Flip Card - Top view

Valentine Birthday Flip Card – Top View

Here is my YouTube video:

 

Altered Target Dollar Bin Mailboxes for Valentine’s Day

10 Feb

These are two mailboxes from Target I just quickly decorated for my 5-year-old god brother and his 6-year-old cousin.  Nothing elaborate, just a quick cover in paper and stickers.  But they will amuse my little ones.  I will fill them with candy and a few trinkets.  Thanks for stopping by.

Decorated Target $1 Mailboxes

Decorated Target $1 Mailboxes

Here is a short video showing the all sides of the boxes…

 

Exploding Box for Sweet Nothings Stamp Company Design Team Call

27 Jan

Here is my first exploding box!  Take the top off and the sides fall to reveal the inside design and message.  I decided to do this for the design team call for Sweet Nothings Stamp Company, which is a digital stamp company.  The image I used is Love Letter Sophie and I colored her with both Copic and Spectrum Noir markers.  I have her popped up on a part of a doily.

For the box I used the new valentine line of paper from My Mind’s Eye called Lucky in Love and I used roses  and metallic stickers from Michael’s.  I added white trim and flat back pearl trim from my stash, and hot pink glitter ribbon from Michael’s.  I thought the color combination was great and I really love the way it turned out.  Thanks so much for visiting.  Please feel free to follow on the right side of the screen!

Exploding Box Front View

Exploding Box Front View

Exploding Box Top View

Exploding Box Top View

Exploding Box Side View

Exploding Box Side View

Exploding Box Front - Love Letter Sophie Image

Exploding Box Front – Love Letter Sophie Image

Exploding Box Close Up Detail

Exploding Box Close Up Detail

Exploding Box Inside

Exploding Box Inside

Exploding Box Inside Close Up Detail

Exploding Box Inside Close Up Detail

Here is the video response I did to the call on YouTube…

Valentine Lace Shaped Card and Altered Valentine’s Day Frame – This Week’s Cutting Cafe Design Team Projects

23 Jan

It’s Inspiration Wednesday and that means a new design team project for The Cutting Cafe!  This week the four files we were to choose from were so fantabulous that I could not just pick one!  So  I made two things! The first is a card using the Heart Lace Shaped Card Template Cutting File and A Love Story Sentiment Printable Stamp Set for the inside sentiment.  The outside sentiment came with the card file.

This file is a cutting file but with all of the files at The Cutting Cafe, you get many options.  I used the PDF and just printed it onto red cardstock.  I did not cut out the inside circles (which would have created the lace effect).  I liked the way the bold outlines looked.  I just Stickled a few hearts, added mesh bling trim, a ribbon slider and flat back pearl, and the sentiment.  For the inside, I used the circle version of the sentiment I chose.  It came in various formats (another plus with many of The Cutting Cafe files).  I punched it with a Fiskars punch, and put it on a circle cut out with an EK Success punch.  The inside heart is just a smaller version of the card.

Heart Lace Shaped Card - The Cutting Cafe Design Team Project

Heart Lace Shaped Card – The Cutting Cafe Design Team Project

Heart Lace Shaped Card Inside - The Cutting Cafe Design Team Project

Heart Lace Shaped Card Inside – The Cutting Cafe Design Team Project

My altered frame used the Valentine Mini Sentiments Backgrounds Printable Stamp Set.  I used the Happy Valentine’s Day version in color.  The stamps also come in black and white versions.  The paper I covered the wood frame with was a bit mod 60’s but I liked it.  I added some pearls, roses, glittered butterflies,and hearts.  I think it is cute and I liked the way it turned out.  This was a bit different for me but I like it.

Altered Valentine's Day Frame - The Cutting Cafe Design Team Project

Altered Valentine’s Day Frame – The Cutting Cafe Design Team Project

The other files we had to choose from were the Fun With Hearts Printable Stamp Set and the Valentine Window Card Tops Template Cutting File.  All of the files this week will give you many options for your Valentine’s Day projects!  Don’t forget to visit the Cutting Cafe’s Blog later today to view all of the great projects from the rest of the design team.  Thanks for stopping by!

Here is my YouTube video with more information on my projects and the products used.

Love Note Valentine Card Swap

18 Jan

I am participating in a swap on YouTube that is hosted by Markisha who is Staplem1 on YouTube.  There were two group choices.   We could choose to do Parisian or Shabby Chic.  It had to be an A2 sized card with at least three embellishments, a sentiment, and had to be finished both inside and outside.

Love Note Valentine Card Swap Entry

Love Note Valentine Card Swap Entry

The paper I used is a line called Sincerely from Trinity Paper Arts.  Below are a couple other views and my YouTube video in which I show some other papers in the collection and give more information on the products used.  Thanks for stopping by and please feel free to leave a comment and follow my posts by signing up on the right side of the page!

Love Note Valentine Card Swap Entry - Inside

Love Note Valentine Card Swap Entry – Inside

Love Note Card Swap Card Details

Love Note swap close up detail of the rosette, bling, and embossing.

 

Hershey Kiss Treat Box – My Design Team Project for The Cutting Cafe

16 Jan

It’s Inspiration Wednesday yet again (it does happen weekly you know) on The Cutting Cafe’s Blog!  Be sure to stop by to see all the fabulous designs.  This week’s theme was Valentine’s Day.  We had a few files to choose from and I chose the Hershey Kiss Treat Box file.  This was very easy to make.

You don’t need to have a cutting machine as all the files at the Cafe come in PDF format as well as multiple cutting formats.  I printed the PDF on cardstock and patterned paper (for the lining) and hand cut the pieces.  Once cut, all I had to do was glue it together and decorate.  Simple and easy!

I love the white chocolate kisses and for Christmas they have peppermint chips in them and come in a red striped foil.  For Valentine’s Day I think the swirl is raspberry.  So, in the vein of the white chocolate kisses, here is my project.  Thanks for stopping by!

Hershey's Treat Box Front

Hershey’s Treat Box Front

Hershey's Treat Box Side

Hershey’s Treat Box Side

Hershey's Treat Box Back

Hershey’s Treat Box Back

Hershey's Treat Box Inside

Hershey’s Treat Box Inside

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