Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Cinnamon Roll Recipe Card

A childhood friend of mine requested my cinnamon roll recipe. Now I could've just emailed the recipe to her, but why do that when I can make her a 4 in. x 6 in. recipe card?!

To start with, I picked out the ever so cute girl chef from Scrappy Dew's 'Cooking Time' file.
For the Cooking Time file, I did switch out the cooking utensils for baking, since cinnamon rolls are baked!
 The front of the card hosts the ingredients needed.
While the back of the card hosts the directions. I wanted the rolling pin to look dusted with flour, so I dry brushed some white chalk ink onto it. And now everyone has my cinnamon roll recipe!

Materials Used:

DCWV 'The Whimsical World' stack
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Scrappy Dew 'Cooking Time' file
Silhouette Cameo 3
Silhouette Studio Designer Edition
Silhouette Design Store baking utensils
Craftwell eBrush
Sharpie markers
Aleene's Original Tacky Glue
Scotch ATG gun

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Tootsie Pop Holders

Dreaming Tree put out a challenge to make this sucker holder from their free 'Tootsie Pop Holder' file. And I just so happen to like a challenge! 

After I made my first one though, I couldn't stop. I had three stacks that are fitting for Valentine's Day and I couldn't decided which one I liked the most. So I made one for each stack! 

In addition to the arrows, I lined each box on the inside for extra color. 

The first one I like the deep pinks, cream, and red together. The grain on the heart is a shimmery pink for a little bling!

For the second box, I decided to emboss the cloud area for some more texture.  

For the third one, I decided to continue the embossing, but keep it to the top arrow this time. I figured if I embossed the cupid with the same sleeve, it would be a bit much.

I think this one was my favorite. There's something about gold against a soft pink that just works! 
I think these little cuties would be great for either of my children to give to classmates for Valentines day. 

Materials Used: 


Box 1~ DCWV 'The Whimsical World' stack
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Box 2~Recollections 'Be Mine Valentine' stack
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Box 3~Craft Smith 'Blush' stack
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Dreaming Tree 'Tootsie Pop Holder'


Silhouette Cameo 3
Silhouette Studio Designer Edition
Scotch ATG gun
Sizzix Big Shot
Darice embossing sleeves (hearts and swirls)
Craftwell eBrush

Winter Fun Part II

There are so many great winter activities, that I decided to display them all for January.
I used several SVG Attic files to create this project listed below under Materials Used
I really wanted an old style sled. I decided to put a couple of SVG Attic files together and create my own sled!

You can't have winter fun without snow! This new snowflake is gorgeous with the glitter paper. 
I like to watch hockey, ice skate not so much (getting too old for falling on ice), same goes for skiing, but building a snowman is still fun!  

The lights make this set serene when lit up at night! 

This concludes my take on winter and I hope to not see anymore snow for a long time! 
Materials Used:
JGW Snow Flurries~Snowman, large snowflakes (3)
JGW Snow flurries
JGW Winter Wonderland Wreath~Ice skates, skis and ski pole
JGW Winter Wonderland Wreath
January Calendar Graphic Quilt Panel (Silhouette Design Store) A SnapDragon Snippet file~Sled and January sentiment
Trellis Arbor 2 Designs (Silhouette Design Store) A SnapDragon Snippet file~Sled

Snowflake 3D Stick Ornament (Silhouette Design Store) A SnapDragon Snippet file~Snowflake

JGW Marquees

JGW Just Sew

Recollections paper: blue, light blue, silver, and shimmer gray
Rinea Foil: blue, light blue, and silver (snowflakes, ski, skate, hockey stick)
Silhouette Cameo 3
Silhouette Studio Designer Edition
Scotch ATG gun
Aleene's Original Tacky Glue
Recollections Brads

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Snow Fairy

Finally I caught the Snow Fairy and there hasn't been any more snow since I caught her!

For a tutorial on this little project, please stop by the Rinea Blog

The bottom of this lantern is open, but it fit my tea light perfectly so it would fall out when hung up. 

The best way to catch a snow fairy is with sugar. You know what they say, sugar and spice....give a fairy sugar and it takes the spice out of her leaving us too much snow!
Materials Used: 
Rinea Foil
Silhouette 3
Silhouette Studio Designer Edition
File from Silhouette Design Store
Aleene's Original Tacky Glue
Teresa Collins Mega Runner

Friday, January 20, 2017

You've Got Mail

Hello all! I have had the pleasure of designing for the Cutting Cafe for the past 3 months. Today is my last post as I have all of a sudden filled up with orders and other obligations.

Since Valentines is coming fast, I decided to make this wonderful mail box for my child's desk to catch any little envelopes and treats.
Originally I was going to put this in a flower pot and add the vine from there. However, I decided to just add on an extra box support piece to the bottom to allow the box to stand on its own.
 Next I added paper flowers held together with brads and curled with a quilling tool.

I love the little flap that opens to allow messages and treats to be left.
 The flag moves side to side for a little fun. 

Originally I was going to do the post in a white/grey wood grained paper. However, I decided to use my 'fill pattern' icon in Silhouette Studio to fill the post file and both boxes with this light pink wood grain background. 

Materials Used: 
Recollections Valentine's Day stack
AC Elements Brads
Silhouette Cameo 3
Silhouette Studio Designer Edition
Silhouette design store (pink wood grain background and heart vine)
Aleene's Original Tacky Glue

Thursday, January 19, 2017

2016 Favorite Project Round-up

Can you believe another year has flown by already? Where has life gone?! For me, it seems to have gone to crafting. With no complaints from me of course, I crave crafting, I need crafting, if I go a day without crafting I start getting antsy. No worries though, I do not have a problem, well maybe...

I have rounded up my top five favorite projects that I did for 2016. Since crafting is an everyday event for me, I had to think long and hard about which five projects were my favorite. Lets get started...

#5 We Decided on Forever

The Live, Love, Laugh wine bottle set from this post is my favorite part of this whole set. The way they illuminate the vinyl off of the painted bottles makes for a nice serene night light.

#4 Cottages

The fourth favorite project was done in three different posts. I did a haunted Halloween cottage, a fall cottage, and a winter cottage. I loved the different results of all three. However, my eye is drawn more to the soft colors of the winter cottage.

#3 Etching Therapy

This was a fun project. It brought me back to high school days and etching mirrors in art class. These two extra large mugs were a joy to etch.

#2 The Game of Life

This card was so fun because it was a challenge. A lot of hours of planning and executing went into this one. I was able to use the print and cut feature as well as the Silhouette Pens for the little signs to capture 40 years shared between a husband and wife.

I have to say my favorite project of 2016 was this Memorial Day tribute. This project was a small thanks to all those men and women who have fought, are fighting, and will continue fighting for our freedom.

Runner Ups: 

It was actually fun to look back and pick out a few favorite projects. It allows a crafter to see where his/hers strengths lie and where he/she can improve! For a list of materials on each project, just click the link (title) and you can see each post with more photos.