Saturday, April 21, 2018

The Cutting Cafe Designers Choice!

Welcome to some Cutting Cafe Inspiration!  Today is one of my favorite!  Designer's Choice!  Well, you know what's gonna happen when it's my choice!

I decided it had been too long since I used this Coffee Cup Shaped Card 2!  I love it to use for the shaped card and sometimes just to cut a coffee cup to fit on another project!  I started off with a little bit of foil:

If you're looking for Coffee themed files, the Cutting Cafe is a great place to start!  I love this Coffee Bean Background!  You can print it in black, brown or an outline that you can color in!  I printed mine on my laser printer in black so that I could run it through my Minc machine with some of that beautiful Gina K Gold Sequins foil.  I printed a whole sheet of the background, foiled it, and then used my Cricut to cut the layer with the beans.

Oh my!  That yummy sparkle and shine!  Then for my sentiment I turned to a page of sentiments that is included with the 3D Cup file!  28 Sentiments for coffee and tea lovers and I printed the whole sheet.  There is enough room between them to die cut them... and sometimes I end up die-cutting over another one but that's ok because I can print a new sheet once this one is used up!  Or! And since they come in PDF or JPG format, I could always pull up the sheet in JPG format into my photo editing program and crop individual sentiments to print however I want!  Change the size... leave extra space... layer over another digi!  Lots of flexibility!

This set also includes a cut for a piece to hold a gift card which I didn't use today, but it's a pocket that fits perfectly on the inside of the card.

And then, I had this adorable Llama paper from Simple Stories that I picked up at my LSS and I did this:

So, it's easy to use these files in my Cricut!  I just pull in the cut file and with the entire set chosen, set the size per the instructions.  From there I can ungroup them and play with indicating which pieces I want cut in the same colors for quick cutting.  On this one, I used the wrap cut as a template and traced it on the back of a real wrap I saved from a past coffee purchase.  The sentiment is from a stamp set I have and I die cut that pretty llama who is not getting involved in the drama, from the paper.  And on the inside:

I added a teeny tiny cup diecut... she got her coffee and she's in her Happy Place now!  And another sentiment from the 3D cup sentiment sheet.

Both of my first cards are about the size of a A2 card, however, it was very easy in my Cricut Design Space to select all of my pieces and then change the size of everything at once!  It all still fits together perfectly and I made a smaller sized card... could be a tag... or just a little card to include in a gift..

So cute right!?  I fussy cut the llama from the paper and diecut another one of the sentiments from the 3D cup sentiment sheet.

Hope you enjoyed your visit!  Be sure to come back all week because there's a lot going on here this week!  AND stop over at the Cutting Cafe Blog and comment for a chance to win three free sets!  And don't forget to check out what everyone else has made for you today!


Scrapper69 said...

They are ALL so cute!!! Love the coffee cup shape and the foiling!!! Awesome job!!!


~amy~ said...

okay okay okay.
These are ALL adorable!

Regina Easter said...

once again i am in awe of your work...OUTSTANDING and i had no idea you would do a coffee theme....YEAH for all you do for the cafe..hugs

Gail said...

Bean delighted to see these lovely Coffee Makes - so beautiful and right up my crafting alley as well!~ Great work!

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

love every one of these!

Lucy E. said...

Love those sparkly beans!

Lori said...

These are adorable, I especially love the llama, and the foil is beautiful