Monday, October 21, 2019

The Cutting Cafe Inspiration-Autumn/Halloween

It's kind of an Anything Goes share for us today over at the Cutting Cafe... we chose from tons of Autumn/Halloween themed files for today's post.  I chose the Fall/Thanksgiving Window Boxes to work with, but I used them in a different way... with a little help from my mom!

I pulled the file in with these boxes and kept only the layer that fits on the top of the box in Design Space.  Then I resized each of these layers to 5x5.

I knew I was going to create shaker cards with these, and I wanted to be able to layer another color over just the sentiment.  I could have just cut a second square and trimmed the word out with scissors, however, I enlisted the help of my mom to trim away the edges within Design Space!  She says I taught her about the Slice feature, but apparently I've forgotten because she had to teach me!

She cut these for me, but when we got together again, she showed me how to use the Slice feature and I'm looking forward to testing it out again in the near future!

Before I added the clear acetate to the window layer, I did trim off a quarter inch from each of the edges because I knew I wanted my card to be five by five, but still wanted some of the printed paper to peek out around the edges of the shaker window.  My card base is 5 x 5, the design paper layer is 4.75 x 4.75, and the window is 4.5 x 4.5 after trimming off the edges.

In this file there is also a cutie pie turkey along with some layers.  After I resized this window, I layered each of the pieces... wings, body head and beak over the top in Design Space and re-sized them so they'd fit correctly over the turkey shadow attached to the window.

There is also a Gobble Window that we sliced this sentiment out of and re-sized it small.  I didn't create a shaker card for today using the Gobble window, but you'll be seeing that soon!

I hope you enjoyed your stop today!  I know I really enjoyed creating these shaker cards from the Window Box file!  Be sure to check out the Cutting Cafe Blog to see what everyone has created for you today and comment there for your chance to win three files of your choice!

Come back soon... Wednesday I'll be sharing a card I made using the Gobble window!


Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Ohhhhh I just love love love love love these!!! LOVING the colors and that turkey!!!!!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Beautiful Fall shaker cards. They are so well designed and the pattern papers are perfect.

Regina Easter said...

soooooooo like how stinking cute are these.....LOVE THE love love

Lagene said...

I'm a sucker for shaker cards and these are WONDERFUL!

Scrapper69 said...

Super cool and fun shaker cards!!

Maria Pilar said...

Great shakers, Lisa. I love all of them