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!!


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!!


Saturday, August 20, 2016


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!!  

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,


Sunday, August 7, 2016 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!! 


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:

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!!


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,


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