Tag Archives: Scrapbooking

A Blessings Book – The Cutting Cafe Design Team Project

7 Sep
Blessings Book - The Cutting Cafe Design Team Project

Blessings Book 

For this posting for The Cutting Cafe, the design team used the Autumn Sentiments Frame Card Printable Stamp Set. I used the Autumn Blessings version to make a blessings book.

What is a blessings book? When you are facing challenges or feeling sad, it is a place to write down the blessings you have received  in your life so you can remind yourself that if God blessed you once, He can bless you again!

Make sure to stop by The Cutting Cafe Blog to see all the design team projects made with this set. Leave a comment and you will be entered into a drawing to win three free files! Continue reading

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…

Elisha Jean and Friends Embellishments – The Cutting Cafe Shop Design Team Project

26 May
Everyday Elisha Jean and Friends Embellishments 2

Embellishments using just the faces

I am back with a new design team project for The Cutting Cafe Shop!  I made some cute embellishments using the Everyday Elisha Jean and Friends stamp set.  I used the whole doll stamps on some and just the faces on others.

I used scraps from recent projects along with some stickers and foam squares. I have seen many videos making embellishments and decided to try some.  I had fun making them and will make more in the future as it is a good way to use up scraps and use your punches.

Everyday Elisha Jean and Friends Embellishments

Embellishments with the full doll stamps

And lastly, I made paper clips which are all the rage these days with the planner craze and the popularity of flip books.

Everyday Elisha Jean and Friends Paper Clips

Paper Clips

Thanks so much for stopping by!  As usual, I have a video to share all the details…

Grad Word Album – The Cutting Cafe Design Team Project

7 May
Grad Word Album

Grad Word Album

Hello!  It is design team time for The Cutting Cafe!  This time we were given the opportunity to work with word or shape books.  There are many to choose from in the store but since graduation is coming and I have a cousin that is graduating, I chose the Grad Word Book.

It comes with the pages and the single letters to use on top as an additional layer.  I used his school colors and kept it simple enough so that he can put a few pictures from the day in it.  Here are a pictures of the inside…

Grad Word Album Page 1

First Page

Grad Word Album Page 2

Second Page

Grad Word Album Page 3

Third Page

Grad Word Album Details

Love this sentiment!

Grad Word Album Back Page

Back Cover

I have never made a word book and had fun making this one.  For specific details, see my YouTube video below.  Be sure to stop by The Cutting Cafe Blog today or sometime this week to look at all the design team word and shape books for plenty of inspiration.  When you stop by, leave a comment because we love reading them and because you will be entered into a drawing to win three files of your choice on the next posting which will be May 21!

Thanks for stopping by and here is my 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!

Vintage Ring Bound Mini Album Cover

26 Mar
Vintage Ring Bound Mini Album Cover

Vintage Ring Bound Mini Album Cover

I did a one-on-one mini album swap with Sandi who is Decor8yourlife on YouTube.  She likes both vintage and shabby styles so I sort of combined the two.  Here is a series of pictures…

Vintage Ring Bound Mini Album Spine

Spine

Vintage Ring Bound Mini Album Back

Back

Also, here is a video showing the entire album and what products used.  Thanks for stopping by!

Flip Book Swap on Crafters with Artitude on Facebook

5 Mar
Flip Book Cover

Flip Book Cover

I made my first Flip Book!  I participated in a one-on-one swap with Kamisha who is VisionsofParis115 on YouTube through the Facebook Group Crafters with Artitute!  I had just learned about flip books when the swap went up so I thought what better way to jump in.  In a way, the flip book is the new pocket letter.

I decided that I wanted my book to be more than a pen pal letter so I went more of a photo book route with it and I hope Kamisha is ok with the direction I chose.  Here are some pictures…

My FIrst Flip Book - First Page

Inside Cover

My FIrst Flip Book - Three Page Spread

Pages Open

My FIrst Flip Book - Opened Completely

Opened Completely

My First Flip Book - Back

Back of Flip Book

I like the way it turned out.  Here is a video explaining more of the details…

And here is the video of the book Kamisha made for me…

Sentiment Stems Photo Book

21 Feb
Sentiment Stems and Flowers Photo Book

Sentiment Stems and Flowers Photo Book

Hello All!  It’s time for another design team project for The Cutting Cafe!  This time we were to use the Sentiment Stems and Flower Tops Printable Stamp Set.  This set has many variations of stems, some with words, some with designs.  They come in two sizes and several ways, straight, curved, and wavy.  The choices are many!

Sentiment Stems and Flowers Photo Book - Back

Back

This project was easy to do and the sentiment stems and the sentiment just for you enhanced it well.  Here is what the inside looks like…

Sentiment Stems and Flowers Photo Book - First Open Page

First Pages

Sentiment Stems and Flowers Photo Book

Fully Opened

Remember to stop by The Cutting Cafe Blog on the 7th and 21st of each month to see all the design team projects.  When you do, be sure to leave a comment.  This enters you into a drawing to win three free files.

Thanks for stopping by!  I have a video of my project for you…

Apple Treat Box – The Cutting Cafe Design Team Project

11 Sep
Apple Treat Box

Apple Treat Box

This week at The Cutting Cafe we had a back-to-school theme with a choice of files featuring apples, school busses, pencils and other school themed items.  We could use the Bus Shaped Card, the School Borders Printable Stamp Set, or the Apple Treat Box which I used.

This file is very easy and can be done easily by hand, so you do not need to have an electronic cutting machine.  That is one great thing about Regina’s files…they come in multiple formats including PDFs so that those without an an electronic cutter can still make beautiful items!

I used a cute orchard patterned paper, some bling leaves, bling mesh trim, and a woodgrain patterned ribbon.  I finished it with a rust color leaf, a gold bow and a thanks sentiment.   Here are a few other views:

Apple Treat Box - Side View 12013-09-11_15-04-35_197Apple Treat Box - Top View Apple Treat Box - Side View 2

 

Head on over to The Cutting Cafe Blog to see the new projects from our team.  By leaving a comment, you always have a chance to win three files of your choice the next week.  Thanks for stopping by.  Here is a quick YouTube video before you go…

Dress Shaped Mini Album – The Cutting Cafe Design Team Project

3 Sep
Dress Shaped Mini Album

Dress Shaped Mini Album

This week marks the new term for The Cutting Cafe Design Team.  Welcome to our new team members!  In honor of the new team, we could choose any file we wanted to work with from The Cutting Cafe for this week’s project.  I chose the Dress Shaped Card Template Cutting File and Invite Set.

I love the way my project turned out.  It is for a little 7-year-old girl in my life who was in a pageant recently.  She won the formal category, along with a couple other categories, and placed in the top 30 out of a lot of other contestants (148 others I think).  Her dress was royal blue and silver and it had organza ruffles from the waist to the floor.  The top was sleeveless and has silver sequins and beading.

She asked if I could “make her one of those things to put the pictures in.”  She meant a photo album but she couldn’t think of what it was called at the time she asked.  So, I made her one just for her to put her favorite pictures from the event in.  I can’t wait to see her face when she sees it!  She is going to love it!

Dress Shaped Mini Album -  First Two Pages Opened

Dress Shaped Mini Album – First Two Pages Opened

I enlarged the dress shape 165% making it around 11.9″ x 6.5″ so it is a nice size.  I actually cut out old gift boxes as the page bases and covered them with paper.  I just added embellishments and a few fold outs so that she could get more than one picture on several of the pages.  Below are the individual pages and the video.  Be sure to stop by The Cutting Cafe Blog on Wednesday afternoon for Inspiration Wednesday to see all the design team projects!  Leave a comment and you just might be selected to win three free files next week!

Dress Shaped Mini Album -  Page 1

Dress Shaped Mini Album – Page 1

Dress Shaped Mini Album -  Page 2

Dress Shaped Mini Album – Page 2

Dress Shaped Mini Album -  Page 2 Opened

Dress Shaped Mini Album – Page 2 Opened

Dress Shaped Mini Album -  Page 3 - The bottom flap opens to hold pictures

Dress Shaped Mini Album – Page 3 – The bottom flap opens to hold pictures

Dress Shaped Mini Album -  Page 4

Dress Shaped Mini Album – Page 4

Dress Shaped Mini Album -  Page 5 - the flap is a three way folder for pictures

Dress Shaped Mini Album – Page 5 – the flap is a three way folder for pictures

Dress Shaped Mini Album - Back Page

Dress Shaped Mini Album – Back Page

Dress Shaped Mini Album - Back

Dress Shaped Mini Album – Back

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