Saturday, August 20, 2016

Back2School...

Everybody needs a pencil!!

Hey there, welcome to my blog post for these 21st day of August for The Cutting Cafe!!  Today we are celebrating "Back to School" season!!  I used the Pencil Shaped Card Cutting File to create these mini pencil shaped note cards that can be added to your child's lunch box or book bag with an encouraging note for their day!!

This post comes at a bitter sweet time for me because my babies are no longer babies and I'm sad that I won't have a chance to put these cute little note cards in their lunch bags but.....#yolo...lol!!  

Check out some pics!

These cards measure about 4" x 1.5" so they are perfect for sharing in small places.  I heat embossed the sentiment in a glitter red embossing powder and used my punches to create the raised flower and stem.


The file also comes with an envelope which I sized down to fit my mini note cards and added a "just a note" sentiment to them.

Super cute project and I love how it turned out!!  Thank you for stopping by today and checking out my inspiration post for The Cutting Cafe!  Check out their blog and enter to win free files from the shop!!

Blessings & Craft Happiness,

Chauntelle


Sunday, August 7, 2016

Christmas....in AUGUST!! Yaaasss!!

Hey there, Chauntelle here!!  Thanks for stopping by and checking out my blog post for The Cutting Cafe this 7th Day of August!!  Going a bit non-traditional here and decided to turn the Fun with Lunch Bags file template into a warm winter wishes treat bag!

This file was fun and easy to work with and a great break from summer crafting!!  Check out some pics!

I added some matching string, tied in a bow and a few little jingle bells for fun!  The sentiment comes from a stamp set by The Cutting Cafe Shop - Fancy Holidays


Thank you so much for stopping by today and happy crafting!! 

Chauntelle

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Super-Size THAT!!

Hey there, Chauntelle here!!  Thanks for stopping by today to check out my post for The Cutting Cafe's 21st of the month design team post!!  Super excited about this project!!  This time around Regina has challenged the team to create a project....any project...but "with a twist"....SUPER-SIZE IT!!!  We wanted to showcase for you the versatility of the cutting files available in the shop and I was up for the challenge!!

I was looking to create a "by me" piece to hang in my craft room for some time now and this project gave me the perfect opportunity, although now I think I want to hang it up at my office or give it to my daughter!!  LOL!!  Guess I'll be creating more of these soon!!

I found the perfect image from my Prima Doll collection, colored her up with my copic markers and added the word "BeaYOUtiful" as I have seen it displayed in other places and really wanted to create a piece of my own using this word! A large scallop and circle are layered over the Fun with Rosettes cutting file which I resized as large as my mat would allow to create this canvas.


I love, love, love how it turned out!!  My canvas is 16"x 10" in size and my huge rosette flower fits perfectly in the center!!  I used coral and a rose color spray paint to cover the white canvas and if you look closely you'll see the hearts I stenciled in between spray layers!!



Here's a closely look at the rosette!!  I cut four pieces from the file, married them together to create this large rosette that measures about 12" in diameter!!  If you've got a minute, check out my video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ZogpqUVkaw

I hope you have been inspired by my creation and will try "SUPER-SIZING" a file from The Cutting Cafe for yourself!!  

Thanks for stopping by, Love, Peace and Craft Happiness!!

Chauntelle

Monday, June 20, 2016

Red, White & Blue

Happy Monday to you ALL!!  Its inspiration time again over at The Cutting Cafe!!  This June 21st we are creating projects that inspire you creatively to celebrate our Independence!!  In this project I used the Star Box cutting file to create the cuties embellished box to house some various gift cards for my sweet baby niece who will be graduating from 8th grade on Wednesday!!  I'm so excited for her, she is the baby of the family (oh, I said that already...heehee) so we gotta be there to yell her name across the stage!!  

Check it out:




I took advantage of the center cut out star space and created a shaker area!!  So cute and creative!!  Makes the box "interactive" .. heehee


Thank you so much for stopping by today and don't forget to check out The Cutting Cafe blog and leave a comment for a chance to win free files from the Cafe!!

Blessings & Craft Happiness,

Chauntelle

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Birthday's are the BEST

Hey there, Chauntelle here!!  Check out my latest card using the new clear stamp set Everyday Elisha Jean and Friends from The Cutting Cafe Shop!!  I can't say it enough that I love these clear stamps!  They stamp so well and clean up so nicely that I almost don't want to use my other stamps!!  ALMOST...LOL!  

I'm also working on using some of the techniques I learned in my recent Copic class taking a few week's ago!!  I had such an awesome time learning and laughing with my classmates and instructor Cindy Lawrence! It was so much fun!!

I have two nieces and a cousin with birthdays within a week of each other.....whew...makes for a busy card making month of May!!  Here's card number 2!!


I also used products from 'Stampin up' to create the sentiment and die cuts for the numbers.  Elisha Jean is so stinking cute, don't you think!?  heehee

Anywho, thanks for stopping by today, until next time!!

Blessings & Craft Happiness

Chauntelle

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Hello Friend - Card Share

I am having a lot of fun playing with the new Everyday Elisha Jean & Friends Stamp Set available at The Cutting Cafe Shop!! For some reason Ruby J is my favorite!!  LOL!

Check out the card I made which was also my first time creating the pleated fold card and I am in love!!  


I also used the word stamps included with the set to create the sentiment and to add a few hearts.  Ruby J's dress is paper pieced and although you can't really see in the picture her shoes, headband, pockets & earrings have been blinged with a glitter pen!!

I popped Ruby J up on pop dots to give some dimension and laid her down on a lace doily.  The ribbon and flower come from my stash!!


She's super cute!!  Head on over to The Cutting Cafe Shop and pick up this versatile stamp set today!!  Thanks for stopping by!!

Blessings & Craft Happiness,

Chauntelle



Thursday, May 5, 2016

Wedding Bells a Ringing

Such a beautiful occasion for LOVERs!!  Thanks for stopping by today to check out my "inspiration time" post for The Cutting Cafe for this 7th day of May!!

In this project I used the Wedding Word Shaped Card to create a little album for a sweet young lady who will be tying the knot soon!!  I am so inspired by her love of ALL THINGS and I really just wanted to create something special for her!!  She is also a crafter and I'm sure she will appreciate it.


The pages were cut first using manila folders because its a little heavier, than a DCWV designer stack all wedding related that I've had in my stash for awhile.  For extra security I used a piece of lightweight chipboard for the final page to ensure it was sturdy!!

I love how it turned out and you can get more details on the items I used on my YouTube channel where I have uploaded a video!!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!!

Until next time, Peace, Love & Craftiness!!



Chauntelle