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Jumbo 65th Birthday Card and Gift Card Holder – The Cutting Cafe Design Team Projects

21 Oct
Jumbo 65th Card and Gift Card Holder

Jumbo 65th Birthday Card and Gift Card Holder

I am back with another design team project for The Cutting Cafe.  For this posting, we were able to use any file we wanted to.  I chose two to work with, the Birthday Word Gift Card Holder and the Birthday Number Candle Set.

First, one of my staff is turning 65.  I needed a card large enough for everyone in my department to sign, so I made a scalloped card base that is 9″x7″.  I added an embossed panel and holographic gold dot stickers, but wanted the focal point to be the Birthday Number Candles!

I kept the inside plain since many people will be signing it…

Jumbo 65th Birthday Card Inside

Inside of Card

Next, I will be giving her a gift card so I wanted something separate for that.  I kept the theme the same with the tone on tone white shimmer paper with gold.  I used gold Dazzle stickers to add accents.

65th Birthday Gift Card Holder

Birthday Word Gift Card Holder

On the inside, I added miniature Birthday Number Candles

65th Birthday Gift Card Holder Inside

Inside of the Gift Card Holder

Be sure to visit The Cutting Cafe’s Blog on the 7th and 21st of each month as that is when the design team postings go up.  Make sure to leave a comment as on the next posting a name is randomly drawn from the last posting’s comment and that person wins three files of their choice!

Thank you so much for stopping by!  As always, before you go, here is my video showing more detail…


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 #9 and The Cutting Cafe Design Team Project – Bat and Ball Cards

4 Apr
Man Card Mondays #9 and The CC DT Project Bat and Ball Cards

Bat and Ball Cards

This week I combined Man Card Mondays and my The Cutting Cafe design team project.  Baseball season just started so I decided to use that theme as this was a free week and we could choose any file we wanted to.

I chose to use the Bat and Ball Shaped Card Set  and made two different cards.

Man Card Mondays #9 and The CC DT Ball Card

Ball Card Close Up

Man Card Mondays #9 and The CC DT Project Baseball Bat Card

Baseball Bat Close Up

Make sure you visit the Cutting Cafe Blog on the 7th and 21st of each month to see all of the design team postings. Leave a comment and you just might win three files of your choice!

My Man Card Mondays YouTube series is meant to share inspiration, techniques, and ideas with you for making cards for the men and boys in your life. Thanks for stopping by! Missed my other episodes?  Check out my previous posts to see them…
#1 – Valentines
#2 – Z Fold Card and Process
#3 – Foil…Aluminum that is
#4 – Retro Music
#5 – March Madness
#6 – St. Patrick’s Day
#7 – Easter Cross
#8 – Pop Out Book Vintage Birthday Card

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Before you go I have this week’s video…

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 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…

Paper What?! Bead Earrings – The Cutting Cafe Design Team Project

21 Feb
Paper Bead Earrings and Earring Card

Paper Bead Earrings and Jewelry Card Holder

Yep, these earrings are made of paper!  For The Cutting Cafe design team, we got to work with the Paper Bead Set file and I must say these were fun and easy.  The file comes with 9 different bead shaped and sizes and a small box .  I decided to make earrings and will probably make a necklace or bracelet with the other beads (because they were too fun to make to just stop at two).

I have displayed them on a jewelry card made from the Jewelry Holder Set.  It has several different styles of earring holders, and a couple boxes.

Paper Bead Earrings and Earring Card Holder

Paper Bead Earrings

Paper Bead Earring Close Up

You can see some of the wrapping detail on this close up shot.

Be sure to stop by The Cutting Cafe Blog on the 7th and 21st of each month when we do design team posts.  Leave a comment (we love to read them) and your name might be pulled to win three free files of your choice on the next design team posting!

Here is a short video giving you all the details on how I made these cute earrings.  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.


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