Tuesday, April 30, 2013

The Patio Project!

As we all know some things end up being bigger projects than expected.  We have been putting in a patio at my daughter's house and what should have been a week long project has turned into a month long project.  I won't go into the details of all the set-backs but I knew for sure I needed a mini-book to document this long process so I made a mini book and attached it to a scrapbook layout.

I used a brick embossing folder on the cover of the mini book to give it the look of the pavers.  I then used one of the many wonderful cutting files available from "The Cutting Cafe" to embellish it.  I chose to use the "Garden Stand Ups" file.  There are many more cute components in the file but I chose to use just a few.  Here is the link to the file:http://thecuttingcafe.typepad.com/the_cutting_cafe/2013/02/garden-stand-ups-templates-cutting-files.html

If you are looking for a wonderful selection of cutting files head on over to "The Cutting Cafe"!
You won't be disappointed!

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Cutting Cafe Beautiful Rose file

This weeks challenge for the design team members was to use the Beautiful Rose file which includes wonderful sentiments and printable stamps of great rose designs in addition to a cut file for the cutest little vase.

I chose to use a few of the printable sentiments, one on the inside of the card and one as a little tag on the outside.  I cut the vase out of white cardstock and used the Swiss Dots embossing folder on it.

I chose to use some little die cut flowers instead of the rose printable on this card since it is going to a young Mother.    Easy file to use and create your own little vase of everlasting flowers!

Have a great week!

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Tall Box File

This weeks design team challenge was to use the new "Tall Box" file.  This file has variations with and without windows and could be used for so many different occasions.  Here is the link to the cutting file over at the Cafe! http://thecuttingcafe.typepad.com/the_cutting_cafe/2013/03/tall-box-template-cutting-file.html

I chose to use the one window file and used double sided patterned paper so it showed through the front window.  This box is extremely easy to put together!  I embellished the front of the box with one of the printable sentiments and a few hand made die cut flowers.  This box is going to come in handy for a Mother's day present very soon!

Have a great week!

Monday, April 8, 2013

Suitcase Mini Book!

Today I have a little mini book I made for a recent mini vacation!

I used a great new file from the Cutting Cafe, the suitcase mini book file, it can be found here: http://thecuttingcafe.typepad.com/the_cutting_cafe/2013/03/suitcase-mini-book-template-cutting-file.html

This mini book is extremely easy to put together.  I embossed the decorative accent pieces to look like leather trim an tied the top together with some twine, there is also a side tab closure option available.

I hope you enjoy!  Have a great week!

Monday, April 1, 2013

Happy 3rd Birthday Celebration!

With my Grandson being officially three now I thought it was time to finish up his birthday layouts!  If I don't do it now the time will pass and it won't get done until he is almost 4! 

I thought it would be nice to write down some of his milestones in the past year!  How quickly he is changing, it makes me realize how quickly time passes! 

I use two files from the Cutting Cafe to create this layout.  The first is the tall cake shaped card http://thecuttingcafe.typepad.com/the_cutting_cafe/2013/03/tall-cake-shaped-card-template-cutting-file.html.  I didn't use the card feature on this but used the layered pieces to create this tall birthday cake to layer on top of the string and button envelope file http://thecuttingcafe.typepad.com/.services/blog/6a010536b71e2d970b010536b71e33970b/search?filter.q=string+envelope.  This envelope was the perfect size to hold the journal card with the milestones typed on.

I also used a few of the tall cake file pieces as extra embellishment on this layout.

There are so many ways you can use the Cafe files.  Sometimes you just have to think outside of the box!  Have a great week!