Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Egg Carrier Set




We are celebrating Easter a little early on The Cutting Cafe blog today with a variety of design team projects. I asked to work with Regina's fabulous Egg Carrier Set and this is the first of three I am making this month. I'll share the other two once my friends receive them. I plan to fill this one with small cupcake liners and fill  each one with candy for my chocaholic friends. :)


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For this Egg Carrier Set, as I mentioned above, I plan to use it to gift Easter candy so I doubled the handle by adhering the two pieces together for extra strength. The file provides two equal lengths with you can use alone, join together or double as I've done. There are also two sections of fence, a bottom box and top box in this file. It is easy to put together so when cutting my pieces I decided to make three of these and this will be how I gift my Easter happies this year. :) I decorated the outside of the box with wood laser cuts from Target's dollar spot, added one pink paper leaf from my stash and some pearl bling to the pretty butterfly. Striped ribbon tied in a bow was added to each end and completes it. 

I hope you'll give this file a try and as always Regina includes various styles for you to choose from. Here is the single egg carrier she made and I love the way she decorated it.

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Designed by Regina Easter
Owner/Designer at The Cutting Cafe


Pop over to TCC and check out all of the wonderful Easter templates...printable stamps...cutting files. You can also find spring themed papers, ribbons, embellishments and more at the sister site, 
The Cutting Cafe Shop. If you leave a comment on the design team post today you'll be automatically entered into a drawing to win 3 FREE SETS of your choice. 

Okay, I am off to finish the other two egg carriers and they'll be up on my blog in early April. 
Thanks for the visit today!

Lisa xx

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Candy Jar

{macaroon photos courtesy of Lisa M. Pace}


Who wouldn't enjoy a candy jar full of delicious, homemade macaroons? 
I'd like to thank my FB pal, Lisa M. Pace, for allowing me to use photos of her fresh baked macaroons. I can't say that I've ever eaten one {much less baked one} but hers are so pretty they inspire me to. :) I placed the macaroons inside a candy jar from the Fun with Jars Printable Set by The Cutting Cafe. This is a fabulous file with various jar designs for creating sweet cards and treats. 

Some of the jar selections included with this file.

CANDY SENTIMENTS1

COOKIE JAR 1


PLAIN JARS

There are several sentiments to choose from in this set but I used one from the set below. To see the entire file click on the link above.

CANDY SENTIMENTS


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To view more inspiration using fun jars to create sweet treats visit The Cutting Cafe's blog later today. If you leave a comment you'll be automatically entered into a drawing for 3 FREE SETS from TCC. Regina will announce the winner on April 7th.

Have a wonderful, creative day!
Lisa xx



Wednesday, March 1, 2017

E, F and G at ABC Christmas Challenge


We have a brand new challenge at ABC Christmas Challenge that runs the entire month of March. We are on the letters E, F and G and you have the choice to play along with all three letters or combine them as I did on my card. 

E is for Edge
F is for Family
G is for Girl


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Prize is a gift certificate to their online store.


Helen is hosting this challenge and she is also offering a prize. 

Set of Sizzix Dies



My edge is snowbanks created from a My Favorite Things die and my family is from the Taylored Expressions stamp set-Penguin Pals.


I colored my background with distress inks and added my heavy snowfall scene by diluting gesso with water then splattering with a paintbrush. The images were stamped with black Archival ink then colored with my new Faber-Castell Polychromos Pencils which were gifted to me by my dear friend, Katrin. It is my first experience coloring with them and they're awesome! Thank you for sharing those with me sweetie. :) I love snowy scenes and I created some dimension between my snowbanks with Scotch foam tape. For a little sparkle I added glitter and subtle shading was applied with Copic markers. 


We look forward to seeing your creations. To see more inspiration for our E, F and G challenge visit the link above and check out what my design team mates created. 

Before I close today I'd like to share that on the 22nd of February my mother went home to be with the Lord. I will miss her but I am grateful that her battle with Alzheimer's on this earth is over. It is a disease I would not wish on anyone. I pray for those who suffer with this disease and for the families affected by it. May God bless and comfort each of you!

Thank you for your visit today, it means a lot. 
Lisa xx 







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