Saturday, July 4, 2009

Chock full of Cutting Cafe....

Can you tell that I've had a couple days off from work? I've been having loads of fun designing projects!!!!

Today is my Cutting Cafe Day....stay with me till the end of the post and you can find out about some free goodies...free is good!

My First project uses the Happy Birthday 40 Ways printable set and the Happy Birthday Background. I've been really into shaped cards so I went ahead and used the Cupcake Shaped card & matching envy. What could be more festive that Sassafras paper? The bottom of the cupcake has the Happy Birthday background. I used Martha ric rac to emulate the pleats in a cupcake liner {seriously this martha ric rac needs to be only used flat..it is 100% nylon!}. My banner is compliments of the Happy Birthday 40 Ways set...I tell you, that set rocks! Seriously, a card maker can never have too many happy birthday sentiments!

Here is the cupcake card along with the matching envy....

I had to use the scallop trim on the Sassafras paper for the back flap on the envy. For you mathematically smart peeps, you can probably figure out that I went overboard on my birthday banner making it a slight challenge to put the cupcake card into it's envy..LOL. I went ahead and created the envy so that you peeps can see how fabbie it is :)

Next up are 2 cards highlighting the Summer Word Circles set:

If you haven't figured it out, I absolutely adore the Frame Shaped card. It is a fabulously versatile shape! This card was actually inspired by my blogging friend Audrey who I met via 365 Cards. This is how my mind works...as I was sitting having coffee with some friends on Thursday I was fiddling with my Starbucks coffee sleeve. Then I started to look at it and bingo, saw the circle with the mermaid and instantly thought of the Cutting Cafe Summer Word Circles. I'm a true Starbucks-aholic and the chance to combine Starbucks with my creativity is perfection.

Anywho's, I know that just yesterday I was saying that I'm not a seamstress but check it out....I stitched that fabulously fun Sassafras paper onto the Frame Shaped card! I couldn't believe it...It is seriously stitched ALL around the shaped card...now how stinkin' fun is that?! I paper pieced the fun cup by There She Goes. I 'had' to also use the American Crafts Details to show my ♥♥ for my latte..{grande'/soy/no foam please!}.

Okay, you peeps are troopers...here is my last card for today! This is based off of the So Sketchy! July #2 sketch. Yes, yes I have found yet another challenge site...I found them via my bloggie friend Tracy. I broke out my new K&Co Citronella. I went to my LSS to look for the new Basic Grey Lemonade and they didn't have it {grr} so I picked up the Citronella. The Summer Word Circles were absolutely PERFECT for the sketch challenge!

Okay, thanks for your patience as I chatted up my projects....here's the scoop'ola. Regina has sooooo graciously offered up the Happy Birthday 40 ways set and the Happy Birthday Background.

Comment on this post {1 comment per peep please}.

I'll keep the contest open until Tuesday at Midnight.

I'll use random.org to draw 2 winners and post their names on Wednesday.

PLEASE make sure that you leave me a way to contact you...I'd hate to draw your name and not have a way to contact you.

I hope that you've enjoyed my Cutting Cafe Projects! I had a ball-o-rama creating them...run {don't walk!} over to the Cutting Cafe and Shop'ola! Regina is FABulous !!!

I wish you all a fun & safe 4th of July! May you be surrounded by friends and family!

57 comments:

  1. Love the cupcake - especially how you used the ric rac on the liner - creative genious!

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  2. Wow Amy, such a gorgeous set of cards, I love the ric rac on the cupcake and the frame shaped card is great, I may have to go buy that one!
    You are always such a sweetie with the comments you leave for me but you are such an inspiration I feel honoured that you stop by my blog and take the time to look at my creations
    Maz

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  3. Amy, these cards are absolutely wonderful. I can't even pick a fav as they are all so wonderful. I would of never thought to use the sleeve from my coffee to go cup.

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  4. These cards are stunning and love the papers!

    hugs Dora

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  5. Love your takes!!! The cupcake is just too cute and I am a coffee-junkie too! HAHA.... love love love coffee!! :)

    And the last card is oh-so-fresh!

    Have a fun weekend!! :)

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  6. Wow, look at all you have done! I so love the Starbucks one and the last one cuz I just love the Citronella paper!

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  7. Happy 4th! I love the cupcake, that daisy paper is so cute!

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  8. Girlfriend, you are blowing me away with these awesome cards!! Each one is crazy creative and SO darn adorable!!! I LOVE what you did with The Cutting Cafe' printables. Happy July 4th, sweetie!!!! ♥♥ Kay

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  9. These cards are fab!!! I love the papers and the cupcake and ric rac. Big Star Bucks fan and I am saving those sleeves! Happy 4th.

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  10. Amy,

    These are soo cute.. I especially love the cupcake card!

    Michelle

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  11. These are all fabulous, Amy! The rick rack on your cupcake card is pure genius!

    Happy 4th! :D

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  12. love your projects thanks so much for sharing them with us. have a great 4th

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  13. oh I think I need some of these templates.

    you enabler, you!

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  14. Girl, we need to get you MORE days off so you can keep creating masterpieces! I LOVE that cupcake with the ric-rac and perfectly fitting envelope! SOOOOOO cool to see that Sassy scalloped flap! :)

    Ok, and Starbucks - you hit that nail on the head - so modern! It makes me think Starbucks needs to re-brand with this pattern and look! LOL You really ARE a seamstress - it looks perfect, girl!

    And the sunny card is JUST right - could you have been influenced by our weather the past week?? ;-)

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  15. Awesome cards!! I love the Starbucks card! Have an awesome day!!

    scrugglenamp@aol.com

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  16. Hey Amy! These are sucn fun cards! I like the cupcake shape card with it's little banner! The homemade envie is perfect! Super cute! After seeing the citron papers, I want some! It does make me want to cool off. :-) Thanks for sharing yoour lovely cards!

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  17. Great cards, loving that coffee card the best. The DP you used for the cupcake really takes the cake~~~
    have a happy 4th~

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  18. omg omg omg omg..........it doesn't get any better then this....girlfriend you rock big time....big hugs

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  19. I agree with Regina....your projects are AWESOME! You are so very talented, my Friend!

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  20. Wow Amy, more super fab cards! I have to admit though you had me at Sass Lass cupcake!!! Yum!

    (-: Heidi

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  21. happy 4th to you & your family!

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  22. All of your projects are awesome!!

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  23. i am marking your blog so i can come back. i need to start making not so rectangular cards. this may be the thing to get me started!

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  24. All of them are so FABulous, you have such a talent!!!

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  25. Jeepers, Amy! You've gone into card making overdrive!! Love the bright, fun colors and the cupcake card's envy is a wonderful use of the SassLass paper!! Great stitching on the coffee card, too! You are rocking the CC projects!

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  26. glad you liked the card and man oh man do I like your cards!!!
    (especially the Starbucks one)

    Hope you and the kiddos are having a great and relaxing weekend. I am at my friends are we are just taking it easy. Next up is firing up the grill for some corn and burgers!!

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  27. Wow, Amy...you are taking advantage of these days off, aren't you?!!! The cards are fabulous!!! I especially love the Star Bucks one! Happy 4th!!!

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  28. Amy, these are all awesome! I love the cupcake and the envelope!

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  29. All of your cards are stunning!
    Hugs
    Lila

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  30. Love the cupcake! Such fun and unexpected paper combinations...I love that about you, you always mix and match papers I would never have thought would look right together!

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  31. Totally awesome cards! I have LOVED making the shaped cards also. All of these blogs Rock! :)

    Lauren

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  32. Totally cute cupcake! Love the colors too.

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  33. Wow, your cards are fantastic! Luv the Starbucks one! Luv all your patterned papers!

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  34. Wowzers!! What awesome projects!! That cupcake card and matching envelope are to die for! And that Starbucks card is way beyond creative, girl! Time off from work is super good for your mojo!! hee!

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  35. Fabulous cards! Love the cupcake shape. TFS!

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  36. This is my first time here, and I am in awe of your work! Thanks so much for sharing your Godgiven talent with others.
    msk3@netzero.com

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  37. Hi Amy~ it's been a while!! Looks like you have been very busy....I'm loving all of your fun cards (as always)!

    Hugs!
    Katie

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  38. Wow...so much eye candy, Amy!! Your cupcake and matching envelope are fun and fabulous!! Your Starbucks card is so cute and clever, and I love the wonderful papers and heart/flower!! Your sketch card is so refreshing and summery too!!

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  39. Is there a search feature? or easier way to find things on the Cutting Cafe website. Lauren made a cute pillow box from there ... I looked through a lot of pages, but never found it. Any help is appreciated ... I love your projects. Thanks for the chance to win some goodies.

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  40. Amy,

    These are all awesome I love the cupcake and the texture you added to it.Great cards as always I love seeing your wonderful creations.

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  41. Totally amazing Amy! I especially love the Starbucks cards, you know I love my Starbucks :o)

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  42. I love your projects. They are wonderful.

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  43. These are fabulous cards Amy! Especially the Starbucks Coffee card. :)

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  44. Cupcake card is georgous, and the happy birthday 40 ways is class.Keep up the good work
    Lorraine

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  45. oooooooh, sweet cards! great job using the cutting cafe sentiments :D i like that cupcake especially (even w/ the super long banner--hehe) ...the colors are so unique.

    thanks for a chance to win!

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  46. OMGosh, these are just FABU!

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  47. Great card- I just bought a cricut machine on Friday and I am still learning how to use it. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  48. so cute! and thank you for the chance to win :)

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  49. Great Projects, Please enter me into the draw.

    Thanks

    Donn

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  50. oh to be a lucky chic! I adore that cute set!

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  51. Love these cards! 'Specially the coffee... yum! Thanks for the RAK... you rock!

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  52. I love the cupcake! The envelope is great, love the ric rak!

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  53. Don't you just love the Cutting cafe. What fun to be a DT. I am so envious!

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  54. omg--how completely and utterly BRILLIANT!!! all of these, actually, but the GIANT CUPCAKE (with it's very own matching envie!) is TOTALLY rocking my world! if i didn't already loooooooooooove the cutting cafe, these cards would convert me for sure!!! ♥♥♥♥♥

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Cheers,
~amy~