Tuesday, May 28, 2013

The Cutting Cafe Design Team New Project

Hi everyone.  Today, I am posting a picture for the present Design Team project.  This is link:

Front of the card

Close up of the card

This was not the easiest card I have made, but I think it turned out pretty nice.  I plan on making an envelope for it, but I didn't have time since it took me all week, just to complete the card.  First of all,  
I didn't have the software that I needed for my new Silhouette Portrait machine and I finally had to pay the price and download it so I can use it for future projects that need to be cut.  I finally was able to get the cut files and the jpg files, the same size.  That in itself was an issue.  I finally finished it last night.  (Better late than never  ;-) )  So, I cut the view finder with the Silhouette.  I also cut a plain circle for the back to make the card open.  I used my Nestabilities large circle to cut out the black circle with the different sayings on it, as well as a 4th circle to cover up the brad that I used to put the top 2 pieces together and adhered it to the back of the black circle (on the inside of the card).  I also used a smaller Nestabilities circle to cut out the saying and colored it with colored pencils.  The little cut arrow is to point to a saying when you turn the card.  I used pop dots to lift it up the smaller circle a little and enabled the card to spin around the brad.  I know this sounds complicated, and it was a bit, but I really have a sense of pride that I was able to figure it all out and make it look pretty good!  It was worth it in the end.  The files from The Cutting Cafe work well with Make the Cut (MTC) as well as other machines that do cut files from the computer.  They have some great digital as well as cutting files.  Take a few minutes to check them out.

If you would like further instructions for this cute card, please feel free to either email me or leave me a message and I will be glad to help out.  Thanks for looking.

Until next time...


  1. Hi Barb, sorry your having issues with all of this, but it sure did come out awesome.....

  2. Barb this came out ADORABLE!!! Keep pluggin' away... it'll get better :) Soon you'll be teaching others ♥

    1. Thanks Lori. At least I purchased the Designer Edition for the Silhouette and I can now use SVG files. It will make my life much easier!