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Thursday, July 5, 2018

Christmas in July - Flutters of LOVE

Hey there, Chauntelle here with a project for The Cutting Cafe for the 7th day of July. Today I am playing with the Butterfly Shaped Card file to create this super sweet card I will use to send with a “Christmas in July” swap I am participating in!!  This file was perfect for he job and  the sentiment I created is perfect too!!  “Flying by for a little Christmas in July”.  I'm in love with making shaker cards and the cut files that come with this set are perfectly set to make shakers!!  I added some matching sequins and some VERY static-ky (yup, I'm making up words πŸ˜‚) puffy bits from my stash.  I used my anti-static powdered bag to help reduce them wanting to run all over my desk! lol!

I also used a piece of this super thick and steady clear card stock available at The Cutting Cafe Shop. The hat comes from the Christmas Photo Booth Props file also available at The Cutting Cafe.

Check out The Cutting Cafe Blog on July 21st and enter to win free files from the shop!!  Good Luck!!

Thanks for stopping by!!


P.S. - Congratulations to rochdalton your comment on my last post "All pinned UP" has won you the files I used to create my project (minus the photos)!!  Please send me an email so that I can get the files to you!!  Thanks for commenting and playing along in our hop!!

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

All Pinned UP

Good morning crafty friends, Chauntelle here!!  Today I wanted to share with you a project created for The Cutting Cafe in conjuction with our monthly design team projects & this time it includes a blog hop with giveaways!!!!   Yessss, you can win the files that I am using here today along with the files used by the other designers if you follow along with the hop, visit their page(s) and complete whatever their requirements are to enter.  For me, I'd like for you to leave me a comment here and I will use in one week's time....that's  June 28, 2018 so don't delay!!

Ok, now on to my project(s).  I've actually taking the Adoption Set file one step further and created these pin back buttons for my daughter to wear (because she loving my buttons so much 😏) and added pictures in the centers of her sweat baby boy do Shiloh (we like to call him ShilohBash).  She adopted him a few years ago from our local animal shelter and he just FIT right into her LIFE!!  He should really be pinned "Emotional Support Pup" because he really does keep her balanced and I just love the two of them together!!!

The Adoption Set comes with a Shaped Card File, 4 huge circle words and 8 sentiments.  Here's what I did with the circled words:

I took some images of Mr. ShilohBash and cropped them into my template for button making, did a quick print and cut and assembled these babies in less than 30 minutes!!  I love it!!  Here's what they say around the edge:
"Adopted with Love - Introducing our new bundle of joy"
"Happy Adoption Day"
"Adoption Wishes"
"I heard someone special has joined your family...congratulations"

Now never fear..these sentiments work well for ANY type of adoption, not just pets, I just so happened to used it for a pet adoption on my end.  I also wanted to create the Shaped Card in the set so here is that with some cute doggie embellishments and I used a paw stamp on one layer, the next layer I used a Darice paw print embossing folder then distressed it with Tim Holts vintage photo ink.  I created that sentiment myself and fussy cut one of those paws and the bowl for accent pieces.

Here's a list of all the wonderful ladies in today's blog hop: check them out!
Regina Easter - Start Here
Martha Lucia Gomez - UP NEXT
Maria Pilar - UP NEXT
Gail Scott - UP NEXT
Chauntelle Lee - YOU ARE HERE
Keri Parish - UP NEXT
Robyn Weatherspoon - UP NEXT
Lisa Bzibziak - UP NEXT
Mitra Pratt - UP NEXT
Audrey Long - UP NEXT
Sheryl Wilder - UP NEXT
Lisa Snowdy - UP NEXT
Debbie Fisher - LAST BUT NOT LESS

Head on over to The Cutting Cafe Blog to join in on the blog hop fun and win yaself some cool files!!  Good luck to everyone and thanks so much for stopping by today!!!


Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Piece of Pie

Happy Holidays to you ALL!!  Welcome back to my channel for a little holiday cheer post for The Cutting Cafe!!  This project I've created to send to some of my crafty friends and card swap participants!!  I had a lot of fun created these itty bitty pie slice boxes to included in my packages!!  Check out my video for me details!! 

I hope you all have a very Merry Christmas and a Prosperous New Year!!

Until next time,


Thursday, December 7, 2017

Smile for the camera!

Hey there, it’s been a minute but I’m here today to share a project with you I made using Christmas Photo Booth Props file from The Cutting Cafe.  This file was super fun to play with, the images cut really easily and adding embellishments was a snap!!  You wanna add a little fun and humor to your holiday photos?!  Head on over to The Cutting Cafe and get this file for yourself!!  Don’t have a cutting machine? No problem, you can print out the pdf files and cut with scissors!!

Check out below for more details on how I pulled each piece together.  Hope you enjoy and Happy Holidays!!


Santa's hat and glasses!!  I used some matching papers to embellish the hat and some flat-back rhinestones to embellish the glasses here, I think that finished them off quite nicely!!

These reindeer antlers are so stinking cute!!  I used a versa mark pen to make the lines all over the antlers and added some extra fine gold embossing powder to make them look more realistic.  I also added these to scrap pieces from one of the eye glasses cut out and created the ears for either side of the antlers!!  Last minute add on but so cute!!

Here's just a few of the other props I chose to use:  the pipe (can you see the smoke coming out the top) :o); I had already cut the round glasses but what fun they are so I had to do the rectangle shaped ones too!!  I also use a piece of clear card stock from The Cutting Cafe between the layers of both pair of glasses to give them finished feel! The bow tie is just to cute NOT to have cut and embellished!!  LOL!

Last, but CERTAINLY NO LESS, here comes Santa Claus!!!  Oh, when I had the idea to grab some of my pillow stuffing materials to embellish these babies I was dancing a jig!!  It finished it off so well!!  I love it!!  You could also get this same effect using cotton balls all pulled apart!!

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Issa Blog HOP - The Cutting Cafe

Good morning everybody!!  Welcome back to my blog today for a project share from The Cutting Cafe!!  Today we are doing something super special; we're having a blog hop!  Blog hops are super fun and gives you links to see many, many projects in one place at one time without having to search all over the place to find inspiration!! 

You should be coming to me from Patti Gilliam wasn't her project just lovely!!  OK, to create my project I used a combination of files which is quite easy to do with most of the files over at The Cutting Cafe!!  For my project I used The Stationary Box Set and the Monogram Set.   In this set you get everything you need to create some beautiful boxes (with or without a window); envelope maker template and monograms from A to Z with different shapes & designs!! There is also a blank monogram so you can customize it to your liking!!  Want to see more about how I made this project? Check out my video share of all 5 boxes I created!!  

If you would like to win this set just leave me a comment below for a chance to win!!  Contest will be open to until September 21, 2017 and I will announce a winner on September 22, 2017!!
Next up please visit my dt sista Kim Venezia and check out the awesome project she has created for this hop!!  

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Graduation BINGO

It's been a while since I've been here but today I want to share a card I made for a special young man so dear!!  He helps me out around the house and some times just comes by to hang out!  I love this little guy with all things πŸ’– and thank God for sending him my way!  Today's project is a graduation card I made using the BINGO Set from The Cutting Cafe and I really love how it turned out!!

There are several files for many different occasions of BINGO boards but what I loved most was blank board so I could customize it to fit my needs.  I created my BINGO card using my Silhouette software, this awesome graduation card for him is what I came up with:

Because I used my software and the blank BINGO card I was able to insert images and letters to suit my needs,  ironically the words "CONGRATS GRAD 2017" fit perfectly in the number of boxes provided plus I was able to create a "got BINGO" pattern using a grad cap!!  I did a diagonal BINGO pattern in give the sense of flipping off the cap at the you remember doing that!!  Yea, that might be kinda corny...but I love it!  lol!!  Glossy accent and Wink of Stella finish off the sparkle.

Any who, hope you enjoyed my share for today, go over to The Cutting Cafe blog and check out all the inspiration for this BINGO Set and get creating!!  Don't forget while your there, leave a comment on the post to be entered for a drawing to receive free files from the cafe!!

Happy Crafting!!