Monday, March 6, 2017

Something like a "Coo-kie Mons-ter"!

Hahaha, hey there!  Chauntelle here!  Loving the title of this post and still laughing as I type this text because I am a F*A*N of Cookie Monster from Sesame Street!!  He is my guy!!  hahaha

Anywho, I think I'm good now so on to my project for this 7th day of March for The Cutting Cafe!!  Today also happens to be my baby sister's birthday!!  She's a big girl now (in her 30's but still my "baby sister"!!  So, here's a quick HAPPY BIRTHDAY SISSY shout out to her!!

Today's project I used the Cookie Jar Cutting File to create this cute card for my mother (whose like my friend) for her birthday on the 14th of this month....soooo.....HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MY MOMMY too!! woot woot!!

So, I tried using a new product I received in a monthly kit I order called Nuvo Mousse.  It seems easy enough to apply and is suppose to make your project glimmer.....I don't see it!  :o)  Nonetheless, I trucked on!!
Here's a close up so you can see.  I covered the sentiment with the mousse but all I can see is it covered parts of my letters (I used a dry cloth to try and rub it off) which doesn't look bad, its "artsy"...lol...so I went with it!

The sentiment also comes with the set without the "birthday"; I simply typed that out and cropped it into place.  I fussy cut around the letters and adhered it to the front of the card, popped up.

Here's a full view of the card:

I print and cut the stack of cookies (which comes with the file) and layered them on the front panel, then I added a piece of vellum to the checkered trim and placed that on top of the cookies!!  Looks like a frosted cookie jar in real-life!!

I am loving this project and know my mother will love it too!!  I'm working on my sister's card, she's away celebrating so to receive it late won't matter!  LOL....oh to be in my 30's again!!

Well, thank you all for stopping by today and don't forget to head on over to The Cutting Cafe blog to check out all the awesome project the design team has created!! 

Until we blog again......happy crafting!!

Chauntelle

Monday, February 20, 2017

Paper and Beads

Hi there, Chauntelle here; welcome to my design team post for the 21st day of February for The Cutting Cafe!!  This project is made using the Paper Beads set available in the shop, it comes with a variety of designs to create stylish beads you can use to create jewelry!!  I made this super cute purple necklace and earrings to match for my daughter and I know she's going to love them because they are purple!!  :o)



The set also comes with a box file you can use to hold the pieces you create, I made and decorated a box in purple to give this special gift using my favorite tear drop pearls and some purple flowers to keep the theme going! 

 Here's an angle view:


Here's a top view:


I am very happy with how this project turned out and love the box too!!  Check out my video tutorial on how I pulled it all together. Head on over to The Cutting Cafe blog and check out all the beautiful team projects for some more inspiration! While your there, leave a comment for a chance to win free files from the shop!!  Thanks for stopping by!!

Peace, Love & Craft Happiness,

Chauntelle

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Love Me 360

Hey there, Chauntelle here and welcome to my blog post this 7th day of February for The Cutting Cafe!!  I really quickly and simply cut the Love Word Window card on my cameo and put together this quick card to attach to a gift.  It was super easy to do and the file comes with all the pieces you need, including a layer to cut some clear card stock for making a shaker card!!  

Here's a look at what I did:


I used paper from a new stack by Craft Smith called Bella Flora.  I picked up this paper pad at Micheals.  I added a pearl trim to hide the foam tape I used to create my shaker card area and a bling piece in the center of the letter O for fun.  This card, without adjusting the cut settings, measures 4" in diameter so it will fit in a standard sized envelope!

Anywho, thank you so very much for stopping by and checking out my post for today.  Happy Crafting!!

Chauntelle

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