Friday, October 6, 2017
Hi there! This week for The Cutting Cafe we were to use the Halloween and Fall Treat Cup Cards file for our weekly project. This is a super cute file which consists of a bat, witches boot, acorn, and candy corn treat box cards, along with sentiments for each file.
Since October is Halloween and also Breast Cancer Awareness Month, I decided to make my card pink for Breast Cancer Awareness. Every year I have a couple of people I send breast cancer encouragement cards to, and this year they will get the bonus of Good N Plenty candy too!
If you've never checked out The Cutting Cafe, you need to go take a look. There are a lot of super cute files in the store!!
Thanks for looking!
Saturday, September 23, 2017
My husband and I were looking at new campers. I really liked the Retro ones, but I knew the hubby would never go for it. So the next best thing would be fun, retro placemats! Off to Canvas Corp I went because they always have the canvas products I need/want. While shopping, I noticed that there were Cutlery Holders, how cool is that! The Cutlery Holders went into my cart, as well as placemats and a pillow cover.
For my project, I used the following supplies:
Canvas Corp Cutlery Holder
Canvas Corp Square Canvas Pillow Cover
Heat Transfer Vinyl
Silhouette Designer Software
E-6000 Fray Lock
To see the full tutorial on how I made these super cute projects, head on over to the Canvas Corp Blog!!
Have a crafty day ~ Deb
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Hey there! Today I'm sharing The Cutting Cafe's Witch Boot Card. This card is not only perfect for Halloween, but can also be altered a little bit to be used a a country style boot.
I started out by cutting all my pieces on my electronic cutting machine. There were a couple of pieces I did not use on the final card. Those were the pieces that made the buckle on the boot band.
To begin assembly, I placed the printed boot piece on top of the solid boot piece and adhered it with glue. I knew I wanted something hanging from the back of the boot but didn't know exactly what so I went digging through my stash and found a dangle crystal. I strung the crystal on some orange baker's twine and secured the ends under the boot band. I then thought to add some purple to the card so I added a piece of purple baker's twine the same way as the orange. I then adhered the boot band to the boot.
For the finishing touches, I added some Tim Holtz Distress Glitter to the star that sits on the toe of the boot, and took my sharpie and colored two of them purple to add as buttons on the back of the boot.
Here's a few pics of the finished product! Hope you liked today's project. Don't be afraid to change things up to make them your own!
Thursday, September 7, 2017
Monday, August 21, 2017
Hi there! Today I am sharing The Cutting Cafe's 3D cup, as well as a small sample their Halloween Photo Props.
The paper I used is a retired line by Theresa Collins called Masquerade. I added the lime green piece of paper to the top of the mug using a Kiwi Lane Designs border template. On it I applied a combination of Faber-Castell Bead Gel and Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist to make it a liquidy purple. I then let it drip onto the paper, and I stood the paper up so that I could get a "runny effect".
For the prop pieces, I used Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Vintage Photo around the edges.
This would be a great addition to a child's Halloween party. Or for that matter, even an adults Halloween party.
I hope I have inspired you to use The Cutting Cafe's 3D Cup in an "out of the box" way.
Have a crafty day ~ Deb
Thursday, July 27, 2017
I needed a Birthday Card in a hurry It was my Aunt's 94th Birthday!. For my family that is a huge milestone!! I didn't have time to run out and buy anything special, so I used what was in my stash.
Since my Aunt loves the desert, I thought a cacus theme would be perfect! I pulled out my Newton's Nook Cuppa Cactus stamp set, and a DCWV paper pack that was cactus themed. I colored the cacti with my Prismacolor Colored Pencils using some techniques I learned in my Kit and Clowder Pencil Class, and fussy cut them out.
I used Gina Marie's largest rectangle cross stitch die for the base layer of the card. I then added a couple of thinner strips of paper from the same paper pack for the cacti to sit on. I pupped the cacti up with 3d foam squares to give it a more dimensioal look.
I know my Aunt is just gonna love his card!!
Thanks for stopping by! As always, have a crafty day ~ Deb
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Hey there! As one of my projects for the Canvas Corp Creative Crew, I made these personalized crafting aprons. I think they are fun and useful at the same time.
Here are a few more pictures showing some of the details. For a full step-by-step tutorial, see my post on the Canvas Corp Blog.
As always, have a crafty day! See you next time ~ Deb