Saturday, January 7, 2017

Clean & Simple

Hey there, Chauntelle here!  Thanks for stopping by today!!  I'd like to share with you my "Clean & Simple" project using the Everyday Greetings Set from The Cutting Cafe!!  The file comes with about 10 sentiments that you can use in different ways to create cards, layouts or whatever you want!!  I used them in combination with some print and cut digital files to create a four card layers.  Check out my YouTube video for a quick tutorial!!








Thanks again for stopping by today and I hope you have been inspired to try out this technique.  Head on over to The Cutting Cafe Blog where you can find tons of inspiration!!  Until Next time, Happy 2017!!

Chauntelle

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Mistletoe vs. Wine

Hey there, Chauntelle here!  Thanks for stopping by and checking out this quick card that I made using the Wine Glass Shaped Card cutting file from The Cutting Cafe!!  This file was super easy to work with and served as the BEST sentiment for me to send to a really good friend who shares my love of wine for the holidays!!


I used a sentiment purchased from the Silhouette Store and turned this cutie into a shaker card!!  I love how it turned out!  Thanks again for stopping by today and from my home to yours.....Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!

Peace, Love and Crafty Blessings,

Chauntelle

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Christmas Cheer

Hello there, Chauntelle here!!  Thanks for stopping by today and checking out my post for The Cutting Cafe this 7th day of December!!  Well, the decorations are all hung and the halls have been deck at my home and this week's project was a sweet added addition to my holiday decorating madness!!  LOL!!  I used the very versatile Snowflakes Kisses Box file to create a stencil for the jar I altered.  Check out the file and you'll see why I say its versatile!! It has many uses; the file comes with a snowflake trim and that's what I cut multiple times (with vinyl) to create my stencils.


I used a metallic gold spray paint by Rust-Oleum.  The snowflake that comes with the file I increased it in size a few times and created this layered look on the front and added a pearl.




That gold is so bright and brilliant I just love it!!  Check out my youtube channel for a video showing this altered jar in more detail!!  Thanks so much for stopping by today!!

Love, Peace & Craft Happiness!!

Chauntelle

Monday, November 21, 2016

Spread Love - Christmas Treats for Giving!!

Hey there, Chauntelle here!!  Thanks for stopping by today and checking out my design team post for The Cutting Cafe this 21st day of November!!  Such a joyous time of year is just ahead of us and what a better time than to share some "inexpensive" love with family, friends, co-workers, employees or clients!!  I love being able to share a little something with others and these files from Regina's shop are perfect for the job!!  

Today I am showing you two files I used to create some treat holders to give to my family and some at the office.  I used the K-Cup Holder File and Sucker Treat Cup File and turned it into an ornament.  Although there is an ornament treat cup file the one I used has that scallop edge effect I wanted.  Both of the treat cup files were just on sale for Cyber Monday last week so I hope you grabbed yours!!

Check out some pics!!




I love the way they turned out and have several more cut to create more!!  Check out my youtube video where I give more details about both projects!!  Thanks so much for stopping by today and a Happy, Joyous, Wonderful Thanksgiving to ALL!!

Chauntelle

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Gobble, gobble in a Gable.....

Hey there, Chauntelle here!!  Let's go Gobble, gobble with some Gable Boxes!!  Thanks for stopping by today and checking out my blog post for The Cutting Cafe for the 7th of the month inspiration project! The holidays are fast approaching and what a better way to share with family some goodies (baked or crafted) in these adorable Gable Boxes!!  I honestly got addicted to cutting out this file....lol...so I created six total; I'm still working on decorating some of them but they'll be all done by Thanksgiving day when I plan to give them to some of my family members.  


The little turkey "with no legs, I accidentally fussy cut them RIGHT OFF" (heehee) is from The Cutting Cafe Shop, click on the link to check out all the stamps in that set.  Here's a quick pic of the other Gable Boxes I'm working on as well!!  


Each box has plenty of room to fill with lots of goodies and treats!!  I plan to post a youtube video showing more of the boxes and what I will fill them with later on in the week so stay tuned for that!!  Thanks for stopping by today!

Happy Crafting,

Chauntelle

Friday, October 7, 2016

Happy Friday!!

Hey there, Chauntelle here!!  Thanks for joining me today for another design team inspiration post!!  This project I love to create and give to my friends with small children, because my babies are grown up, and I don't bake!!  hahaha but I love to create with paper and this Milk Carton cutting file is no exception!!  I've said it before but again, I'm not really a Halloween type of girl but I DO LOVE pumpkins and I love the fact that The Cutting Cafe has Halloween files available for those who love the holiday but there are also files available that simply symbolize "Fall" and pumpkins are a huge part of the Fall season!!

Check out my milk carton:


Its so super cute!!  That pretty plaid paper was just sticking out to me so I knew I wanted to use it in this project; I softened the edges with some colorbox Chestnut Roan Ink and added it to the top of the carton and for the largest pumpkin.  I also used a piece of acetate to create that clear background, kind of so a treat could peek through; for the other pumpkins all I did was "ungroup" the milk carton cutting file and "size-down" the pumpkin only to create different sizes.  I pulled a googly eyes stamp from my stash (this one is from Close To My Heart and gave all my cuties some eyes!  The grass is from a file I have on my Silhouette Cameo and I just sized it to fit this project.  Finally, the glittery orange ribbon!!  Its amazing how well this project came together!! I was looking for a different ribbon, for a different project and came across this orange glittery ribbon and knew I needed to incorporate it into this project!!  It was perfect!!

Whelp, I hope you enjoyed my project and have been inspired!!  Go check out this file, there are so many different holidays it will work well to celebrate!!  Thanks for stopping by today, until next time!!

Blessings and Happy Craftiness!!

Chauntelle

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Let's Write A Letter

Good morning peeps!!  Crafty Lee here!!  Thanks for stopping by and checking out my design team post for The Cutting Cafe this 21st day of September!!  Can you believe its September already??!!  Yikes, the year is just about done, kids are back to school, summer blooms are fading away and the sun is sleeping longer in the mornings! Oh, sorry, I digress.....LOL!!

This period we are playing with the "Let's Write a Letter" printable file from The Cafe, well, although I LOVE this file and all the pretty printed papers, my project was completed using the Note Pad printable file (#computerproblems - gotta love it).  The best part about this change for me is Regina has so many files with so many different ways to use them that you can make adjustments as desired!!

I'm not really a writer, although I love to text, I'd prefer a phone call but I do like "listing things", you know, making notes and jotting down things so I decided to create  a booklet that will hold 40 sheets of the printed Line Paper file and fit in my purse!!



This paper stack from DCWV I have had for a really long time and decided to pull it out to create this project, I really love the texture of the papers and wood grain design.  One of the sheets has different sentiments which I fussy cut two of them and used on the front of the book because they are so true!!  I am always MYSELF and I NEED to REMEMBER THINGS...hahaha



Here's the inside, I didn't cut any of the envelopes (included with the file) because I'm using this book for my own personal note taken needs.  The banner I also fussy cut for the inside and found the super cute swirly ribbon in my stash for accent; the green color pairs well with the wood grain look.

Just as a final touch I altered a mini binder clip to create a closure.  Super cute and excited to see the end result!!  So thanks again for stopping by and I hope you've been inspired!

Blessings & Craft Happiness!!

Chauntelle