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My Craft Space – The Cutting Cafe Design Team Post

21 Apr

We are doing something a bit different for our Design Team post for The Cutting Cafe.  We are sharing a look at our crafting spaces today.  Although my room is a total hot mess right now, I found a picture of it cleaned up.  Here is what I see when I walk in.

Craft Room

A little over a year and a half ago, I cleaned up and rearranged my room.  It is still set up that way and I did a craft room reveal on YouTube.  Since my room is too much of a mess to show right now, I will share that video, which also features two of my DT members and very good friends who were visiting for a crafty weekend.

But before I share the video, just a couple of things.  Make sure you head over to The Cutting Cafe Blog to see the craft rooms of some of our DT members (and I am sure you will see Regina’s fabulous room – she is the owner of The Cutting Cafe and her room was featured in HGTV magazines and a couple of others).  We do post on the 7th and 21st of each month.  When you visit, leave a comment and you will be entered into a drawing to win three files of your choice.

Thanks for stopping by!  Now, here’s that video…

Man Card Mondays Episode #8 – Pop Out Book Vintage Birthday Card

27 Mar
Man Card Mondays #8 - Pop Out Book Vintage Birthday Card

Pop Out Book Vintage Birthday Card

Woot Woot!  I am on the eighth week of my YouTube series Man Card Mondays!  I hope that you have found some inspiration to help you with cards for the men in your life!  Today’s card looks pretty simple from the outside.  But when the recipient opens it up, bam…

Pop Out Book Vintage Birthday Card Inside

Inside

There is a pop out book insert.  You can use any theme you want.  I chose to go with a vintage feel and used numbers and words for the pattern and sentiments.  I also added some little black corner stickers and metal numbers.

You could also use wooden embellishments to keep it vintage or maybe brighten it up with metal pieces.  I also matted the back…

Pop Out Book Vintage Birthday Card - Back

Back

There are tutorials and electronic files out there that will show you how to make this card.  Give a card with a little extra!  Thanks for stopping by.  Before you go, check out my video…

Man Card Mondays Episode 7 and The Cutting Cafe Design Team Project- Easter Cross Shaped Card

21 Mar
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Masculine Cross Shaped Card

This week I combined Man Card Mondays and my The Cutting Cafe design team project to create this Easter Card.  I used three files from The Cutting Cafe:

The Cross Shaped Card Set, the Believe Shaped Word Card, and Easter Mini Words Printable Stamps.

I used shades of rust and the pop of color is red.  I whipped out an old paper pad to find the rugged wood paper for the cross overlay.  The inside is plane for now until I decide who will received the card.

Man Card Mondays and Cutting Cafe DT - Cross Shaped Card - Inside

Inside

In my video below, I share some possible sentiments and matting ideas.  Make sure you head to The Cutting Cafe Blog on the 7th and 21st of each month to see the design team posts.  Leave a comment and you just might win three free files of your choice!

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

Man Card Mondays Episode 6 – St. Patrick’s Day

13 Mar

Man Card Mondays Episode 6 - St. Patrick's Day

For my sixth episode of my YouTube series Man Card Mondays, I decided to tackle St. Patrick’s Day since that is coming up on Friday.  This card can be for any man in your life depending on the sentiment you add to the inside which looks like this…

Man Card Mondays Episode 6 - St. Patrick's Day Card Inside

I just double matted the inside. I plan to add a cream or light green mat with sentiment on the right side.

I thought the Beers to you was clever and you have a ton of choices to use for the inside sentiment.  I give several in my video, which can be viewed below, but a couple of examples are:  and the luck of the Irish too or I am lucky to have you in my life.

Thanks for stopping by, Happy St. Patrick’s  Day early, and take a peek at my video before you go!

Man Card Mondays Episode 5 – March Madness

6 Mar
Man Card Mondays #5 - March Madness

It’s March Madness time! Send a just because card!

Hey everyone!  Welcome to Man Card Mondays #5!  In honor of March Madness, this card can be sent to a male friend, relative, spouse, just to say hello or acknowledge their love of the tournament.

Here are a few sentiments that are ideas for you…

Man Card Mondays #5 Sentiment 1

Sentiment Option 1

Man Card Mondays #5 Sentiment 2

Sentiment Option 2

Man Card Mondays #5 Sentiment 3

If you are a March Madness widow, sentiment 3 is for you if you are a crafter lol!

Or just write a note to say hello!  This can also just be a birthday card for someone who likes or plays basketball.  Thanks for stopping by.  For all the details, check out my video below!

Man Card Mondays Episode #3 – Aluminum Foil

20 Feb

Welcome to the third installment of my YouTube series Man Card Mondays!  Today I am focusing on adding a touch of metallic on cards with foil.  But, I am not using foiled cardstock.  I went to my kitchen and got out some good ‘ole aluminum foil!

Man Card Monday #3 Aluminum Foil Dad's 75th Card

The silver front is embossed aluminum foil.

If you are not a huge user of foil, then you just might not want to buy  a whole pad of paper, or spend $2 on one sheet.  Well, aluminum foil can help you out.  It can be embossed, die cut, punched, alcohol inked, and as I found out, can be cut in an electronic cutting machine.

Man Card Monday #3 Aluminum Foil Dad's 75th Card First Panel

Here is the first panel. I embossed the red cardstock with a metal plate pattern.

Man Card Monday #3 Aluminum Foil Dad's 75th Card Opened

The card fully opened with a pocket for a gift card.

I also made a second card.  I don’t have a sentiment on it as I don’t know what I am going to use it for yet.  But I cut the tools out with my Silhouette Cameo.  They came out great!

Man Card Monday #3 Aluminum Foil Tool Wall Card

The tools are cut from aluminum foil.

I give a few tips and show how you can color the aluminum foil in my video below.  Thanks for stopping by!

Man Card Monday Episode #2 – Z Fold Card

13 Feb
Man Card Monday #2 - Z Fold Thank You Card

Z Fold Thank You Card

Today is the second installment of my YouTube series, Man Card Mondays!  This week I focused on a specialty fold card – the Z fold.

Here is the front opened up…

Man Card Monday #2 - Z Fold Thank You Card Opened Front

Front Side

And the back opened up…

Man Card Monday #2 - Z Fold Thank You Card - Opened Back

Back Side

Thanks for stopping by and visiting.  You can check out the video below.  I had some recording issues, but I shared the process after I showed the card.

 

Everyday Happy Word Birthday Card

7 Feb
Everyday Happy Word Card

Sparkly Happy Word Card

This time for The Cutting Cafe design team, we were asked to used the Everyday Word Window and Shaker Sets. I used the word happy from set one to make a birthday card.

Everyday Happy Word Card Front

Another view

Everyday Happy Word Card

Close Up

Everyday Happy Word Card Inside

Inside

Make sure you stop by the blog on the 7th and 21st of each month to see all the design team inspiration. Leave a comment and be eligible to win three free files on the next posting date. Thank you for stopping by.  Before you go, take a look at the video…

Masculine Valentine Treat Mailbox – The Cutting Cafe Design Team Project.

21 Jan
Masculine Valentine Treat Mailbox view 2

Mailbox Treat Box

Hello everyone!  This week at The Cutting Cafe, the design team is all about Valentine’s Day.  Since we all have men in our lives, I decided to make my project with the men in mind.

I used the Mailbox Template and Cutting File Set.  There are two mailbox versions.  I used the second one and used non-traditional colors to give it a more masculine feel, as well as some brads that look like screw heads.

Masculine Valentine Treat Mailbox

I used the patterned paper on the sides also.

I used some of the printable sentiments that come with the set on the back…

Masculine Valentine Treat Mailbox Back

Back View

Stop by The Cutting Cafe Blog on the 7th and 21st of each month to see the design team posts.  There is always lots of inspiration.  Leave a comment and you just might win three files of your choice on the next posting date!

Thanks for stopping by.  Be sure to take a look at my video before you go…

Altered Christmas Jingle Bell Jar – The Cutting Cafe Design Team Project

7 Dec
Altered Talenti Gelato Jar

Altered Talenti Gelato Jar

For our The Cutting Cafe Design Team Project we were tasked to use an item that we would throw away, like a jar or bottle, and make a Christmas project out of it.  Well I used a jar and came up with this pretty!

I used three files from the cafe, the Christmas Bell Shaped Shaker Card for the bells on the front and the Christmas Colored Basic Shapes for the sentiment…

Altered Talenti Gelato Jar - Close Up

I added the two silver bells on the front with a cute sentiment.

And I used the Bell Shaped Card for the sentiment on the top…

Altered Talenti Gelato Jar - Top

I added a sentiment and jingle bell on top!

Please stop by the blog and see all the design team creativity!  Leave a comment and you will be entered into a drawing to win three files!

Thanks for stopping by and here is the video for more detail…

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