Tag Archives: Card Making

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…

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.

 

Merry Christmas in August!?

7 Aug
Merry Christmas Word Shaped Card

Merry Christmas Word Shaped Card

Yes, I know July is over, but Christmas is still coming, so get prepared with The Cutting Cafe!  The design team is featuring Christmas projects this week on the blog.  Since we could choose any Christmas file we wanted to, there is sure to be a lot of variety as well as inspiration!  Be sure to leave a comment so that you can be entered into a drawing for three files of your choice which will be announced on the design team post for August 21.

I used the Merry Christmas Word Shaped Card and I love it!  I used bling…paper, trim, embellishments…to make this card sing Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas Word Shaped Card - Front View

Are you ready for Christmas projects?  If not, don’t let them sneak up on you!  Get a jump on them now.  Check out the multitude of Christmas files at The Cutting Cafe.  You will surely find many you can use.  Thanks for stopping by!  Here is my video on the project…

Birthday Purse Gift Card Holder – The Cutting Cafe Shop Design Team Project

29 Jul
Birthday Purse Gift Card Holder

Birthday Purse Gift Card Holder

I am loving this cute gift card holder I made!  I used two stamp sets from The Cutting Cafe Shop, which is the sister store to The Cutting Cafe.  On the front, I stamped the cardstock with the Birthday Party Background stamp and the make a wish sentiment is from the Birthday Party Fun stamp set.  The base is cut from gold metallic paper.  Here is the back…

Birthday Purse Gift Card Holder Back

Back

The additional element to this is the insert that holds the gift card…

Birthday Purse Gift Card Holder Inner Piece

Gift card holder insert

The gift card goes on the front of the insert and you can add a note or any time of sentiments on the back.  I used two sentiment stamps from the Birthday Party Fun set…

Birthday Purse Gift Card Holder Insert Back

Gift card holder insert back

I really liked the way this came out and it is a quick and easy way to give a gift.

Birthday Purse Gift Card Holder and Insert

Holder and insert

The stamp set are so nice.  The shop carries several now but you can also have custom stamps made.  You can have your artwork transformed into your own stamps!  Anyway, thanks for stopping by.  As always here is a video for you…

Birthday Fun Cake Card

20 Jul
Birthday Fun Cake Card

Birthday Fun Cake Card

I made this cute birthday card for one of my husband’s staff members.  I used the BIrthday Fun Stamp Set from The Cutting Cafe Shop, which is the sister store to The Cutting Cafe.  You can find clear stamps, ribbons, paper, clear cardstock, and other embellishments.  Also, you can have custom stamps made!

I used the cake and candle from the stamp set and the outline shape SVG file that comes with the set (it comes in PDF and other versions too). I added clear Wink of Stella to give the cake a frosty look and yellow Stickles for the flame.  I used a Spellbinders die set in peach and cream and gold metallic paper on top of a cream base. I added little gold Dazzle gem stickers in each of the circles of the die cut.

Birthday Fun Cake Card View 2

Both the sentiments on the front and on the inside are from the stamp set.

Birthday Fun Cake Card Inside

Inside

Thanks for stopping by.  Here is my video…

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!

 

Shirt and Tie Father’s Day Card

7 Jun
Shirt and Tie Father's Day Card

Shirt and Tie Father’s Day Card

For my design team project for The Cutting Cafe this week, I used two files, The Shirt and Tie Cutting File and the Different Ways to Say Dad Background Printable Stamp.  I added buttons and metal paper clips that say love you.  The pocket and hankie are part of the file.

I think it came out adorable. Be sure to stop by the blog and see all the design team projects.  This week we could use whatever files we wanted to so there will be quite a variety.  Here are pics of the inside and back.  I used an Anna Griffin die for the Dad on the inside.

Shirt and Tie Father's Day Card - Inside

Inside – I will add a poem on the right side.

Shirt and Tie Father's Day Card - Back

The back features the Different Way to Say Dad Background Printable Stamp.

Thanks for stopping by!  Here is a video of my project…

3 Tier Cake Box – The Cutting Cafe Design Team Project

21 May
3 Tier Cake Box

3 Tier Cake Box

Hey everyone!  I am excited about this project for The Cutting Cafe!  The design team was given this cute 3 Tier Cake Box file to use.  It is so much fun to do.  I used to decorate cakes so this was just up my alley!

The layers actually open so you can put a little something something in them as a gift.  Check out my video below to see how the layers open. Here are more views of it…

3 Tier Cake Box - View 2

Be sure to stop by The Cutting Cafe Blog this week to see all the fantastic design team versions of this file.  They are amazing!  Leave a comment and you might win three files of your choice!

Thanks so much for stopping by and here is that video I mentioned…

Everyday Elisha Jean Stamp Set Shaker Birthday Card – The Cutting Cafe Shop Design Team Project

11 May
Everyday Elisha Jean Stamp Set Shaker Card

Everyday Elisha Jean Stamp Set Shaker Card

I am back with another project using the Everyday Elisha Jean Stamp Set from The Cutting Cafe Shop!  This time I used the Ruby J. friend a the focus.  I used bright colored paper and the Assorted Card Folds Set 2 – Fold with Circle Window from The Cutting Cafe.

I added clear cardstock (which is also available in The Cutting Cafe Shop) to the window. I made a larger oval and attached my fussy cut Ruby J. to it. In between I added flower sequins and pink seed beads and put together with foam tape.  I love how it came out!

Here is the insid…

Everyday Elisha Jean Stamp Set Shaker Card Inside

Inside of Card

The Cutting Cafe Shop is the sister store to The Cutting Cafe and has clear stamps, ribbon, paper, and other embellishments.  Be sure to visit soon!  Thanks for stopping by.  Of course I have a video…

Super Twisted Note Card Swap

28 Mar
Super Twisted Note Card Swap

Cards and Envelope Box

My friend Tmika host great swaps all the time on YouTube. The latest one has us using techniques and embellishments.  The 3 x 3 cards had to have a combination of four or more things going on.  I used five techniques…dry embossing, distressing, texture paste stippling, glittering the texture paste, and splattering/ misting, and four embellishments…flowers, punches, twine, and a dazzle sticker.

Here is a close up of the card…

Super Twisted Note Card Swap

Card Close Up

As always, packaging is a big part of a swap.  Here is how I packaged mine…

Here is a view of the card and the front and back of the packaging…

Super Twisted Note Card Swap

Card, Packaging Front and Back

My mom helped by picking out the doodads I gave my swap partners.  Thanks mom!  Lastly, here is my video.  Thanks so much for stopping by!

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