Welcome to CfC Designs 2! I hope you enjoy seeing what I spend my time and money on . . .

Sunday, May 25, 2014

High-chair Banner

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Up until 3 days ago I had never heard of a high chair banner! Too bad I don't have a high chair to display this on. It looks a little big, so I hope it is ok. Anyway, I made this with my Cricut Explore for "Anna-Banana" who is turning one. I think this is such a cute idea. I made matching cake pop tags to go with it. They don't know its coming - I hope they like it!

Sunday, May 18, 2014

"Block Challenge" - I Woof You!

Connected Lid Block
 Happy Sunday, everyone!  

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The Cutting Cafe Design Team challenge this time was to use the block sets. I chose to use the "Connected Lid Block".  I made it into a little box to hold some doggie cookies to give away to my little doggie friend.  And I do mean "little" - Gracie is under 5 pounds.

After cutting the block, I decided I'd cut a smaller scalloped square, run it through my Cuttlebug, and stitch it to the main block. But when I searched Design Space for "scalloped square", a scalloped heart with the little paw came up as a free image (in other words . . . included with the subscription). It says it is from the Four Legged Friends cartridge. So needless to say - it sent me off in a whole different direction since I am a sucker for pet designs! 
NOTE: later when I did the same search, it did NOT come up, so I searched "scalloped paw" and was able to find it. Don't ask me how that search function thinks!

I can see using this box as a gift box for many small items. It cut out beautifully on my Cricut Explore. 

Scalloped Paw image from Four Legged Friends

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Happy Mother's Day!


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Another wonderful file from The Cutting Cafe. Simple and sweet - quick and easy! You still have time to whip one up. You can find the file here.
Happy Mother's Day to you, too!

Monday, May 5, 2014

Tulip Card Design Challenge

Easter can
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I am honored to announce that I’m now a part of The Cutting Café Design Team! The designers on this team as SO talented, I hope I can do them proud and hang in there with them. I am relatively new at card making, although I have been crafting all my life. This was my first Design Team challenge, and I will admit I am pretty nervous about sharing my project! My crafting is usually based around baked goodies and packaging containers, so I tried to do something along that line.

I ended up choosing from one of our assigned design sets, the Tulip Shaped Card Set. Using my Cricut Explore, I picked out my card stock and started cutting away. The SVG files work great! Since we were approaching Easter, I decided to decorate a clear paint can I found at Michael’s. I added pony beads to the handle, a tulle ribbon, and then filled it with some Easter grass and iridescent plastic eggs. Voilà!  A new twist on the ordinary Easter basket!

Please stop by the Cutting Café and give these girls some luv. There is so much talent and inspiration to see, you’ll be busy a while. And I can’t recommend Regina’s template sets, cutting files and printable stamp set enough! Since I discovered her when looking for a design for my first ever project (the baby shower invitation) I have barely left the site. Everything I want (and more) is right there. Enjoy!

Butterfly up close and personal!
single tulip

Sunday, May 4, 2014

More Coffee Cup cards!

Chalkboard design
Writing paper design
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I just love making this card! A friend asked me to make her something for her daughter to give her teacher for Teacher Appreciation week. She has a male teacher, so I tried to make something not too frilly and girlie. These are from my favorite store, The Cutting Cafe . . . of course. They are variations on the "Thanks A Latte" card in my last post. There is also an apple on the inside gift-card pocket. I also made a few others, leaving the last bit of personalization on the front off until I know who/what they'll be for, so no pictures of them yet. You can buy the template here.