Sunday, September 26, 2010

My First Cutting Cafe Creation!

Edit: This project was chosen as a Flourishes True Beauty at Flourishes Bring Back Beautiful 2 Challenge - Rustic Beauty, Top 5 at Meljen's and was featured at the Create: blog!


I was going to wait a few days to spread the news, but it was announced on The Cutting Cafe' blog today and I can't keep it in any longer! I applied for the DT thinking there was little chance I would make it, but to my surprise, Regina contacted me last week and gave me the news! I made it! You have no idea how excited I was to hear that I would be creating with her awesome (and big!) design team for the next few months and using all of her wonderful digital stamps and templates!

My first creation for The Cutting Cafe' is this Fall inspired Leaf Shaped Card. The set comes with the card base template, the leaf shape template and two sentiments. I cut out the card base on dark brown cardstock and the card shape using K & Co. dp paper with these rich colored leaves on it. Then I cut out the six larger leaves from the same paper, inked all the edges in ColorBox Chestnut Roan and folded them in half to give them some dimension. I used my Sizzix Bigz Die - Hello Kitty Flower Bouquet to cut out the swirls using the dark brown cardstock.

The round sentiment is also from the Leaf Shaped Card cutting file. I cut it out using a Fiskars punch and inked the edges with Chestnut Roan then inked the center with Ranger Distress Tea Dye for an aged look. The smaller leaves and acorns are from a coordinating K & Co. dimensional sticker set. I added a dark brown organdy bow and some Ranger Distress Stickles in Vintage Photo to the edges of the swirls for a little sparkle. A brown pearl in the center of the acorns finished it off! (The inset picture is a back view so you can see the shape of the card without embellishments)

Challenges:
Flourishes Bring Back Beautiful 2 - Rustic Beauty
Create: - Leaves
Stamp Something - Fall Colors
4 Crafty Chicks #4 - Fall
Meljen's #26 - Autumn Colors
Just Us Girls #52 - template
Crafty Creations #86 - Falling Leaves
Stamptacular Sunday #78 - Season's Change
Wild Orchid #6 - Ribbons and Bows
InStyle Stamps - Fall Is In The Air - monthly color challenge

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25 comments:

  1. Pattie, this is gorgeous! Great autumn colors! Congratulations on making the team! I'm looking forward to working with you!

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  2. Congrats on your new DT position, Pattie! You are going to be very busy ... enjoy :)

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  3. wow!! I"m speechless, this is just amazing!

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  4. ditto ditto to what everyone else said...this is one GORGEOUS project girl...I am just amazed at how beautiful this is....so excited to have ya on the team...hugs

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  5. Beautiful creation, Pattie! Congrats on the DT position!

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  6. Absolutely stunning Pattie...so beautiful! Welcome to the team sweetie...hugs to you, Bonnie xx

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  7. Pattie this is a stunning piece of art your have made. IT is beautiful and looks like a million bucks. Congrat's on your new DT position too! Love the colors and everything you did with this. Awesome. Thanks for sharing your amazing inspiration with us at 4 Crafty Chicks.

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  8. Hey Congrats on the DT...very cool. I love your take on the fall theme. Thanks for playing along with us, great job on the card.

    Leanne DT 4 Crafty Chicks

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  9. Wow! Wow! Gorgeous work! You're soooo creative!!
    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations Challenge and... good luck!!

    Sweet greetings, Saskia
    (guest designer)

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  10. Your leaf is beautiful! Welcome to The Cutting Cafe!

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  11. Amazing! Congrats on the new DT position! You will love Regina and the crew! This leaf card is off the hook beautiful!

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  12. Wow! This is just AMAZING! I love all the dimension and the perfect shape! Congrats on your news!
    Thanks so much for playing along this week at Stamptacular Sunday ♥ Good luck on our Season's Change challenge!
    Dee (Spryte)
    Sprytebyrds Spot

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  13. Congrats on making the Cutting Cafe team! Your leaf template is stunning, love what you did. Thanks so much for playing along with JUGS this week.

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  14. THIS IS AMAZING! I can't wait to see what else you create! I'm on the DT too!

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  15. COngrats! Love your leaf - truly amazing. Thanks for playing along with JUGS this week

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  16. Amazing card Pattie! Congrats on your new DT position!

    Lori - 4 Crafty Chicks DT

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  17. Thanks for playing along at Crafty Creations in our falling leaves challenge with your great project! What a fabulous creation - have fun - Congratulations! Cheers Claire x

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  18. What a clever shaped card! Such rich colours & shapes - gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at SSC this week.

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  19. Whoopeee Pattie congratulations on your new DT position and what a stunning creation this is it really catches the eye I love it.
    hugs
    Lorraine x

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  20. This is an absolutely stunning project!!! Holy cow girl! WOW!!!! Congrats on the DT position!!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at JUGS this week!!!!

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  21. How gorgeous!!!! Love this!!! Congrats to you! Thanks for playing along with SS!

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  22. stunning! I'm speachless - if I was the recipient of this card I would frame it and keep it forever!

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  23. I really do love this card!
    Thanks also for sharing with us at Meljen's Designs! Good Luck!
    Dee (Spryte)

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  24. WOW! This is beautiful and stunning. I love the detail! Absolutely amazing!!!

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  25. All I can say Pattie is this is truly stunning! Love the rich fall colors and detail!

    Thanks for playing along with Just Us Girls this week!

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