Sunday, November 6, 2016

Cutting Cafe Inspiration for November 7th!

Welcome back for some more Cutting Cafe Inspiration!  This time around we're using the Gable Box Template and Cutting File. This is an awesome set that comes with box cuts with and without windows and here is how I was inspired:

I couldn't make up my mind which one to cut so I decided to make two!

This set comes with a few different windows... a heart, a rectangle, a flower and circles... but I decided to play around in Design Space a bit and here I used the plain box with no window and after I pulled it in to Design Space and re-sized it, I added a Maple Leaf cut and attached it to the panels it would affect and was able to make my window Leaf Shaped.  I'd also been reminded recently about Sassy Owl and it had been a while since I'd used her (from the stamp set available at the Cutting Cafe Shop, From Owl Of Us) so I stamped, colored and cut her out so she could peek through the window.

Then I used some of the digital images from The Cutting Cafe (although I had them made into a custom stamp by Regina so I stamped them) to stamp and color in some acorns and as my sentiment on my tag.  Added some extra leaves left from cutting out the box and layers, a flower from my stash.  I love the way that gold floss splays out when you tie it in a knot.  Here's a tip!  Layer your pieces on before you assemble your box... much easier.. although it's not too difficult once it's put together!  I did it both ways!

And I also cut from the ready made heart template!  What's cool is you can choose to have two sides with a window or just one depending on the pieces you cut.  The box is assembled from two pieces and you can cut one plain and one with a window or both with a window... or if you're really feeling randy you can add a couple windows on the end!  I was not feeling randy so this box has just one window :)!  I added some texture paste with a doily stencil before adding the extra bits and baubles... and a little Inka gold on just about!

On this one I used a leaf left from cutting out my previous box and then die cut some extras.  I added some flowers from my stash...

... Some gold bling and that pretty CDD die cut Blessed.....

So thanks for stopping by today!!  Be sure to head on over to the Cutting Cafe Blog tomorrow (November 7th) to check out all of the design team makes and comment to win some free files!... I can tell you right now, Mitra's is quite the work of art!  It has feet and everything!!... you can check that one out right now here!

Come back soon for Atlantic Hearts!


  1. Hi Lisa! Sorry it's been awhile... Been a crazy busy week this past week.... Blogger is giving me trouble, so I'm only gonna leave one comment... but I gotta say ALL of your projects have been amazing to view... LOVE the beautiful gable box... it's so elegant and festive... The Lantern die in your other post is gorgeous! I love that cute whimsical holiday tag and that adorable holiday layout is way too cute! I did see that cool Latte card as well... very inspiring with the beautiful fall colors! Have a great week! Big HUGS!

    Theresa’s Crafty Creations

  2. drop dead all the different elements you used my friend...

  3. Ohhhhhhhhh wow wow wow! These are just GORGEOUS! LOVING the rich colors!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. This is so gorgeous Lisa!!!! I've been looking for a nice box file.. So beautiful

  5. Wow! You have a super eye for color and co ordinating elements. Really like.

  6. PS I am Bob Z White....~smiles~ just an old lady.

    1. lolol! Thanks so much Janie! I wasn't sure what I should call you!! And thanks for stopping by here and for the wonderful compliment!

  7. Oh these make me so happy! I spotted them of course already several times but hadn't had a really good look and I did miss Sassy owl!! I didn't think to put something looking OUT the window! Awesomeness right there! Love the colors you picked too so happy!!!!

  8. Oh Wow, Lisa, your fall treat boxes look amazing! Love all the texture and details you added! You always come up with something fabulous!


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