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Number Window Card

This week for the Cutting Cafe's Design Team Project, we used a template called Number Window Cards.I decided to use the numbers 2,0,1,4 and create a Graduation Card.  Here is the link to where you can find the template to create your own Number Window Card. base of my card is a red Bazzill Cardstock. The next layer I created using a cardstock by We R Memory Keepers called - Hall Pass - Textbooks. I thought it was perfect for a graduation card. I printed the template on the back of this patterned paper backwards, so when I cut it out,... » Read More

Configuration Boxes

This week's Cutting Cafe Design Team project was to create a Configuration Box. I have to admit, I was both a bit excited and a bit intimidated by this project. But the templates and instructions that came with the Configuration Box Template from the Cutting Café, made it a breeze and a lot of fun! This week's Blog will have several pictures since there is so much detail to this project. First Off, here is where you can find the Link to get the Template to make your own Configuration Box Project. decided to do a Configuration B... » Read More

Little Bunny Easter Card

This week's Project for the Cutting Café was to create an Easter Card from several of the Templates they offer. I chose the Easter Bunny Template number 2. created this bunny using a yellow polka dotted cardstock as the base. The next layer is a shimmery blue, green and yellow Easter striped paper. The base of the bunny is the same yellow polka dot cardstock. The next layer is the back side of the yellow cardstock. The color is a dark teal cardstock. The next layer is a lighter teal cardstock. The paper is a yellow and light teal arg... » Read More

Flower Pot Greeting Card

This week's Design Team Project was to create a Card using the Flower Pot Template. created my card using a Terra Cotta Colored Cardstock for the Base. The next layer is a bright double sided floral cardstock from Helen Dardik Creative Imaginations.   I created the base of the leaves in a teal cardstock. The base flowers are made in pink and finished with orange rhinestones. The different patterned flowers are cut from the opposite side of the floral cardstock. They are popped out with foam pop dots and finished with clear rhinestone... » Read More

Girly Glitzy Themed Milestone Birthday Cards.

This week, our project for was to use any template using the color green. I chose to create a sweet 16 birthday card using The template for the 0-9 Shaped Card Set. base of this card is a soft lime green cardstock. The next layer is a glittery filigree designed cardstock in lime green. I cut the 16 using the template of the one and the six on the same lime green cardstock. Then I used adhesive clear rhinestones to outline both numbers and filled them in with adhesive lime green rhinestones.It is a simple process with a lovely effect. I fi... » Read More

My Lucky Shaker Box Card

Happy Irish Greetings to you all! I wanted to do a card for St. Patrick's Day, so I tied it into our Cutting Cafe Project for this week. Shaker Cards.I chose the Marquee Shaped Shaker Top of Card Template to create this magical little Leprechaun. Here is the link to where you can get the Shaker Card Templates and there are 13 to choose from.To create my little leprechaun shaker box card, I used a double sided cardstock that was just adorable for many parts of it. This cardstock was a St. Patrick's Day themed paper by Craft n Craftin' Best Creation Inc. GP-129. The first side consisted of an adorable plaid pattern in various greens. In several plac... » Read More

Have a Ball!

This week's Design Team project is to Choose one of the following shaped cards. Baseball and Bat Shaped Card, Golf Word Shaped Card, It's Bowling Time Shaped Card, or the Football Shaped Card. I chose two this week.      My favorite sport is Football, so I chose the Football Shaped Card Template to create a Father's Day Card.Here is the link to the Football Shaped Card on The Cutting Cafe Store. created this card using a solid blue Bazzill Cardstock. The next layer is a soft yellow, green and blue striped paper. The football is cut o... » Read More

Mother's Day Card - Mom With Handmade Flower

We had some fun projects this week. We could choose between the Handmade Layered flowers set or the Paper Flowers set. I used the Layered Flowers Set and created this Mother's Day Card. Here is the link for the Layered Flowers Templates from The Cutting Cafe. made this card using the Layered Flowers to create my flower which Makes the "o" in the word MOM on the front of the card. The base of the flower is a baby blue cardstock. The edges are shaded with a light gray ink. The next layers is using some of the same paper in the background and s... » Read More

Sweet Sweet Card Candy - And Handmade Embellishment Box

This week's project for the Cutting Cafe Design Team, was to make handmade embellishments and use the Embellishment Box Templates to display them in.Here is the link the the template at The Cutting Cafe for the Embellishment Box templates. Create the Embellishment Box - I used the template to create the yellow background that matched the floral paper that I used for the box itself. The base and top of the box use the floral paper which has the lime and cream polka dot pattern on the backside, which you see in the inside sides ... » Read More

I Heart U - I Love U Valentine Card Window Card Tops

This week's Design Team Project for the Cutting Cafe was to use the Valentine Window Card Tops Templates. I wanted to show how you can use the same template to create completely different looks in a card. Here is the link where you can find the templates. There are 17 different designs to choose from in this one file. first card I made was a more serious Valentine card - I used a white cardstock as the base. The next layer is a red and pink polka dot cardstock. Then I used a silver foil cardstock to add some shine. The next layer is... » Read More

Hugs and Kisses - Hershey Kisses.

In staying with the Valentine's theme this week, our Design Team project for the cutting cafe was to use one of the Templates featuring the Hershey Kiss. I chose to use the Hershey Kiss Window Card, but did a twist on it. Instead of using the window, I used the Hershey Kisses that were cut out to create my card. Hugs & Kisses. Here is the link to where you can get the Hershey Kiss Window Card Template Card is also a play on the XOXOXO (Hugs and Kisses symbols). I used the X's for the "hugs" as usual, but the Hershey Kisses for the O'... » Read More

Sending Lots of Love - Wheelbarrow Card

This week our projects for the Cutting Cafe consisted of the following adorable choices. I chose to use the Wheelbarrow Deliveries Printed Stamp Set with the Hearts.  Here is the Link where you can get the template from the Cutting Cafe. decided to use the sentiment "Sending Lots of Love" which I printed on my printer. The base of the card is created using a darker pink floral paper from Simply Stories Vintage Bliss Line - Pink Floral/ NotebookThe next layer is a light pink mulberry paper. The wheelbarrow I paper pieced and popped out three dime... » Read More

Rainboots - You are My Sunshine Greeting Card

Good hopefully Sunny afternoon to you! This week our design project choices included, snow, snowflakes, rainbows or rain boots. I am still thinking (and trying to will) spring! I chose to use the Rain Boot Template. I wanted to symbolize the rain, and use the sentiment, You are My Sunshine. I also used colors that coordinated both with springtime and Sunny days.   Here is the Cutting Cafe's link to the template for the Rain Boot Card. create this card, I used a blue paper that complimented the patterned paper used for the rain bo... » Read More

Butterfly Kisses

This week our Cutting Cafe was another Free Week during the transition of the Design Team for the Quarter. I was lucky enough to get to be on the team for another quarter. I was in the mood for something springy amidst all the winter around us. For my project this week, I chose to make a greeting card out of the Trio of Butterflies Treat Box Template. (Here is the link for the template ) only did I want springy, but a little touch of a vintage feel too. I used several papers to achieve the look I wanted. The first was an Ivory Bazzill Cardst... » Read More

Handmade Vintage Snow Globe with Thomas Kinkade Village Greeting Card

This week, the project for the Cutting Cafe is a free week. So I chose to use the awesome Snow Globe Shaped Card Template. I made and sold a bunch of these for Christmas. They can be used year round with lots of different things inside. Think of the possibilities. New Year's, Valentine's Day, 4th of July, etc. For this card, I used the Snow Globe Template from the Cutting Cafe. You can find the link for the template and the instructions to make a snow globe shaped card here. image I used was from a package of Thomas Kinkaid Christmas Cards... » Read More

3D Ornaments made into Gift Bows for Packages

This week's project was to use the 3-D ornament template. I used mine to create a bow for my Christmas package. Her templates are very versatile! Here is the link to the template - used a multi-colored striped Christmas Paper made by Paper Studios. I used the instructions provided with the template. I changed one step, where you put the top brad in, I connected all of those pieces to the same brad that was holding the bottom together. Then I topped it with a small silver pre-made Christmas bow. I finished it by adding strands of sil... » Read More
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