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,


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!!


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!!


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 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,


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


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,


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!!


No line coloring

I really love creating projects for The Cutting Cafe and The Cutting Cafe Shop!!  There are so many versatile files you can create so many different projects with each cut file!!  I am super excited to be a part of the team to help introduce the new "clear stamp sets" coming available in the shop now!  This week we are featuring projects using the most recent bunch to get "polyed"... Photopolymer that is!!  Heehee  

Check out my project using the Everyday Elisha Jean and Friends stamp set, now available in the shop!!  The papers I used are from the The Stamps of Life April kit, which I am loving right now too so I've been making many projects using the kit this week!! 

I wanted to play with the "no line" coloring technique here so I used Versamark and clear embossing powder.  Then I colored her up with my copic markers!! I gotta tell ya, with this embossing technique coloring her hair was especially simple!!

Here's the stamp set you'll receive: 


This set also comes with a cut file of each girl and their clothes too!!  Check out the shop for details.  I hope you have been inspired and head on over to The Cutting Cafe Shop and pick up your new stamp set!!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Love, Peace & Craftiness


Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Clear View

Hello!  Thanks for stopping by my blog today!!  Here I'm sharing some projects made using the Clear Card Stock available at The Cutting Cafe Shop!!  Let me tell you something....that stuff is durable!!  Its quite heavy (or thick) and can be made into a box or used in making shaker cards; which is one of the items I created.  It reminds me of those clear portfolio sheets you can get at the office supply store but you only get 5 sheets!!  LOL!  You've gotta try it, I know you'll be hooked too!!

So first I made a special card for a family friend....she's turning 70 this week!!

I used a hexagon shape to create my opening on both the top layer and the base of the card. I was also able to use the cutout by layering it inside the card.  There was just enough space to place a blank sheet below it to write a special sentiment.


Now, who doesn't LOVE chevron!??  Well check out this cutie here:

I create this card using my cutting machine, cut it out and layered a piece of the clear card stock behind the chevron so you can see the inside of the card!!  I added some flowers and a sentiment and there you have it!  

This clear card stock is so wonderful I KNOW the shop will sale out fast so head on over to The Cutting Cafe Shop and grab yourself a pack, you won't regret it!!

Thanks so much for stopping by today and checking out my design team inspiration post for the 21st day of April!!

Until Next Time.....Blessings & Craft Happiness!!


Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Fun Folds!! Go Team Go!!

Hey there friends!!  I'm so excited to share my project with you for The Cutting Cafe's April 7th design team inspiration post!!  By request I created a multiple layered card using the Assorted Card Folds file from the cafe.  I believe I have about 6 layers glued today..its REALLY long!!  Check it out!

Feels good to be creating fun custom cards!!  I love making them and this assorted folds card comes with so many variations that you can create endless styles!!  Go check out The Cutting Cafe and see all the great files available!!

Thanks for stopping by today!!

Blessings & Craft Happiness!!


Thursday, February 4, 2016

Big Love, Big Expressions!!

Hey crafty friends, its inspiration time over at The Cutting Cafe and I am super excited to share with you my projects!!  We are playing with the Big Expressions cutting file and it comes with four different sentiments; I was undecided on which ONE to focus on so I used three of the sentiments to create three unique cards.

This cards were so much fun to make,  I used three different techniques to achieve each design.

Here I took the "big expression - HUG" and colored it in the Silhouette Studio, I added the words above and below the HUG to create a greeting of sorts.  The adorable little penguin was too cute not to add in some way so the one on top right is adhered straight to paper;
the one on the left has two layers AND he swivels!!
Yup, I put him on an action wobble and he is super cute when flicked!!

Here I used the "Big expression - SWEET" to create a shaker card!!  I've been really
into shaker cards lately and here is no exception!!
I also played with blending ink colors here.....not too bad, not too bad!  heehee

And last but certainly not least here's the "Big expression - OMG"; this one was so much fun mapping out its layout.  I fussy cut every single one of those balloons after I colored them with my Copic markers.  That cute little bear is one of my most favor images to color and he's super cuddly!

Thank you for stopping by my blog today, I hope you've been inspired to create!
Check out The Cutting Cafe Blog for more inspiration!
 Leave a comment on the blog for a chance to win free files!!

Blessings & Craft Happiness,


Wednesday, January 20, 2016

A bouquet of Birthday Wishes

Good morning!!  Thanks for stopping by my blog today!!  This post is all about the famous "bendi card" craze going on right now.  Regina is so amazing that she decided to create a "Cutting Cafe" bendi card of her own to share with all of us and this week the design team post is all about showing off the bendi card!!

I used some valentine paper in wine color and a flower print to create what I'm calling "A bouquet of Birthday Wishes" because I also used some flower sprays from my local store to accent the open areas of the card.  The sentiment comes with the file and I added an outline to help the words standout from the paper backing.  Some lace trim and string of bling finish off the bottom area.  

Check out some pics!

I hope you've been inspired to try this design, its pretty cool and don't worry if you want to mail it the file also comes with a box template made to fit the card perfectly!!

Thanks for stopping by!!

Blessings & Craft Happiness,


Wednesday, January 6, 2016

You've Got Mail - Valentine

Hey there, Chauntelle here!!  Welcome to my design team post for The Cutting Cafe this 7th day of January!!  It's definitely not too early to start planning out the valentine day sweet treats you'd like to share with family and friends and this week we are doing just that....playing with valentine day files from the cafe!!  I used The Mailbox Templete file to create this adorable self standing mailbox; to me it mimics the design of the blue mailboxes we have here in the U.S.A you find on street corners and such. 

Everything I used came from the file with the exception of the butterfly, flowers and red hearts; those are all from my stash and RAKs received!  The gold hearts attached to the clothes pins are from the Target $1Spot; I heat embossed them gold from red and add a red rhinestone.

I chose nontradition colors for this project because although its nice to use the reds and pinks only its also nice to change it up a little bit.  Gives your projects their own personality!!

I hope I have inspired you to pull out your valentine day stash or head on over to The Cutting Cafe to purchase some valentine day files you can use with a cutting machine or without!!  Don't forget to check out the design team blog post to see all the great projects created this week AND leave a comment to enter for a chance to win free files!!  

Thanks for stopping by!!

Blessings & Craft Happiness!!