Sunday, December 21, 2008

The Cutting Cafe'

I'm very excited to tell you that I am now on the Design Team for The Cutting Cafe'.


The Cutting Cafe' is a site by the very talented Regina Easter. I'm sure you know Regina from her popular Bitten By The Bug site! Now she is creating Cutting Designs and Printable Stamps. All of the cutting designs come in two formats. One design allows you to cut the files out using your cutting machine like the Pazzles Inspiration machine or any other machine that accepts the file type. There are also PDF files, where you can print the cuts using your home printer. I don't have a Pazzles, so I used the PDF files. I just printed the design right on the back of my cardstock and cut it out! I then scored it, folded it, and assembled it. Simple as that! Think of the PDF as being a template that you can use over and over again! The printable stamps that she designs are downloaded to you through email in the form of a PDF that you print out on your home printer. After you print the image you can color it in just like a regular stamp image! I hope to be working with some of the printable stamps when I get some time this week!


My first project that I made is this ADORABLE cupcake box! I used one of Regina's cutting files! I printed it directly to the back of my DCWV paper! This box is PERFECT for an actual cupcake, some cookies, or a small gift! I love the way it turned out! It took me just minutes to put this together! It was so easy!


Here's another view! Who wouldn't like to receive a sweet treat or a gift in this adorable box?



Here's the top view! I added a stamped 7 gypsies sentiment above my foam snowflake. What do you think? I love it! Sorry the photos are not the best, but it's been gloomy around here, and there isn't a lot of natural light coming in through the windows. You can click on the photographs to see them larger.
I'm thrilled to be on this design team, and I cannot wait to create more!! I hope you're having a great weekend! It's cold and WINDY here today! I'll be staying inside! Thanks for stopping by!

17 comments :

Crayola58 said...

OMG, Carol, this is wonderful news. The Cutting Cafe is one of all of Regina's wonderments and I am so happy you are part of that design team. Congrats...and I love your project.
Ewww, sorry it's so cold there. It's "frosty" here but nothing like your place.

Audrey Yeager said...

WOW congrats Carol! This little box is just adorable!! I love the colors your chose! Can't wait to see more of your work!

Fe-Fe said...

Congratulations on your new DT venture. I love the box, the papers are just beautiful.

Hugs
Fe x

Regina Easter said...

oh my goodness carole, i am so honored to have you on the team...this is adorable....

Sandie said...

WTG Carol, congrats on getting on the DT, I love your first project!!

Dawn said...

Congrats! I LOVE THE GIFT BOX! How freakin' adorable.
How is your side doing? I hope you are better:)
Those ice photos gave me the "shivers" .....buuurrrrrr!!!!!

TERIBERI said...

WHAT???? WOOO HOOOOO GIRL....CONGRATS!!! SO HAPPY TO HAVE YOU ON THE TEAM!!!!!!

LOVE YA,
T

Krissy said...

What great news!! Congrats!!! LOVE the box!!

Chris said...

Wowee... way to go Carol... congratulations!!
Loving the box it is so pretty and wouldn't that be wonderful to open on Christmas morning with a lickle pressie inside... I would be happy if it were beneath my Christmas tree :D
Hope you and your family have a wondeful Christmas :D
hugs
Chris xx

Terrie B x said...

Way to go Carol!!!`Congrats` to you:)
Your box is `gorgeous` who woulldnt love this!!!
`Merry Christmas` to you and yours ..Have a fab time:)
Lovin all those photo`s below with the dog and the children in the snow..Fabulous..TFS:)~x~

Judy said...

Congratulations on the DT. The box is fantastic. I going to pop on over and check this out.

Nikki said...

Hi Carol, welcome to the cutting cafe! Love the box! Look forwarding to seeing more stuff! :)
Hugs, Nikki

Chris said...

congrats!! i'm so excited for you!! i love what you have done with the box!! i look forward to your new creations. >"<

DeeDee said...

YAY!!! Woohoo!!! CONGRATULATIONS girlie....so glad to have you on the team!!! HUGS!!!

Deb said...

it is beautiful Carol, I love it, such a great idea!

~Michelle~ said...

Contratulations! I'm off to check out your new venture!! Sounds like a lot of fun!

Liz :) said...

CUTE! I love this! I love non traditional Christmas colors on Christmas stuff it makes it so much fun! I love it really!