Sunday, April 28, 2013

Owl Shaped Card

Time has really flown by.  It's hard to believe that 4 months have passed since I joined the design team at The Cutting Cafe and this is my last post as a team member. I have had so much fun working with Regina and the ladies on the team. They are all amazingly talented designers and I have learned so much from them.
We were able to pick any file from the store for this weeks project and I picked this adorable little owl shaped card.  I cut out the card base from kraft cardstock and the other pieces from My Minds Eye designer paper package called Blink of an Eye.   Attached all pieces then added a two buttons for the eyes and a bow in the left corner.
The Cutting Cafe: Owl Shaped Card Set
Kraft cardstock, Designer Paper is called Blink of an Eye from My Minds Eye, Buttons, Ribbon
 Simon Says Challenge - Anything Goes
QKR Stampeded Challenge #35 - Favorite Things
 (Love this darling owl shaped card  and the cute designer paper)
Dream Valley Challenges #55 - Things With Wings
Party Time Tuesday Challenge #117 - Tic Tac Toe (Ribbon, buttons, shaped card)
Eureka Stamps Challenge #36 - Animal Catwalk

Friday, April 19, 2013

May Flowers

Hope you can join us for the new challenge starting today at Wags n' Whiskers.  The theme is May Flowers.  I picked this darling image from the Wags 'n Whiskers store called Bella and Gemmas Spring Fun  to create my May Flowers card.  I colored the kitties with Prismacolor pencils.  Cut out image and background layer with Nestabilities die.  Added a scalloped border cut out with my Silhouette Cameo.   Designer paper is called Blink of an Eye from My Minds Eye.  Saying is computer printed then cut out with my Silhouette Cameo in the banner shape. 
Delightful Challenge - Color my world
Inky Impressions Challenge #105 - Punches or die cuts
Bearly Mine Challenge #82 - Spring flowers

Thursday, April 18, 2013


I've had this for a long time, but never used until today.  Love how this turned out with just the black and white monochromatic look.  Machine stiched the edges, then added lace and a butterfly I cut out with my Silhouette Cameo.  Added some twine and pearls to the center of the butterfly as it looked rather plain without the embellishments.
Emma's Crafty Challenge #15 - Use at least one butterfly on your project
Sandy's Crafty Creations Challenge - Anything goes with stitching
Crafty Creations Challenge #218 - No patterned papers
ABC Challenge - L is for lovely lace

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Tall Window Gift Box

For my design team project this week I used two fun files from The Cutting Cafe called
 Tall Box Template and Heart Flower Printable Sets.   
Here's how I made the gift box:  
  Cut out the gift box and flower pieces using the svg files and my Silhouette Cameo.  Applied acetate to the inside of the window. Then attached lace. I printed the tag and cut out with scissors. Assembled flower with a brad in the center and glued tag under the petals.  
The Cutting Cafe:
Lace, glue dots, black brad, yellow and white cardstock and acetate for window opening.

Papertake Weekly Challenge - Bingo (Blooms, free, lace)
Through The Craftroom Door Challenge - Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown Challenge #142 - Fancy Folds
(Used a digital image to print the tag and digital svg file to cut the box)
My Graphico Challenge - Anything Goes


Sunday, April 7, 2013

A Gift For You

Love this fun little suitcase treat box.  It's the perfect size for small gifts.
 Used hot pink textured cardstock for the base and black textured cardstock for the trim. 
Attached tiny pearls on the trim and top handle, ribbon, roses and a computer printed saying.
Here's a list of the supplies I used:
The Cutting Cafe:  Suitcase Treat Box
All pieces cut out with my Silhouette Cameo
Pink, black, white cardstock, pearls, roses, ribbon, twine, plastic bag.
Stamp n Doodle Challenge - Pretty in pink
One Crazy Stamper Challenge - Black, white and one other
Pause, Dream, Enjoy Challenge #7 - Dew drops or pearls

Friday, April 5, 2013

April Showers or Spring Challenge

Todays challenge at Wags 'n Whiskers is to create a card with with a theme of April Showers or a Spring theme.  I thought this darling little garden fairy called Rosealie would be perfect to use for a Springtime card.  I colored her with Copic markers.  Cut out with Nestabilities Classic Square Large die.  Added a doily, some roses, punched brances and tiny pearls.


Wags n' Whiskers digi: Rosalie
Copic markers: T0, R000, R000, R00, R30, R32, R35, R37, R39, E31, YG03, YG63
Crystal Stickers Pearls, Roses are by Treasurers by Shabby Chic, MS Branch Punch
Echo Park Paper -This & That by Lori Whitlock, white cardstock from Georgia Pacific
Doily was a gift from my friend Cheryl, Nestabilites dies: Classic Squares Large

The Emerald Faerie Challenge #42 - Recipe - 1 image, 2 patterned papers, 3 embellishments
Clear It Out Challenge - Spring - Flowers from stash
Kaboodle Doodles Challenge #165 - Use 2 different papers