Monday, October 7, 2019

Thankful, Grateful, Blessed - The Cutting Cafe

My daughter approached me to see if I would be interested in becoming a DT member of The Cutting Café and then referred me to Regina.  Well, after my daughter "twisted my arm" and Regina said "I could do it" and because my Cricut was gathering dust in my paper crafting room...I decided to dust it off and start using it. Plus CTMH is offering a Cricut Affiliate Program that can be shared with my customers, so look out Cricut here I come.    

So, here I am with my first DT project. A bit of a learning curve working with SVG files; but with the help of my daughter I adapted pretty fast and now looking forward to creating the next project.  

Chose to use the "Single Door" SVG File because this was another new challenge to me ...  working with a long card ... and a challenge to fill in the space with the different Cutting Café files without hiding the style of the door. 

The door was cut with woodgrain design paper and another layer to add thickness and dimension to the door. Uploaded the wreaths to Cricut, imported and changed to a print and cut around the inside and outside of the wreath...they cut beautifully.  Colored the wreath with many Copic colors of fall, stamped and colored a small squirrel to add to the center of the wreath. Stamped the sentiment on the wood cut at the top of the door and added a bronze circle door handle.  

Okay, the wreath was very pretty, but my thought was to find something to use on the bottom corner to balance out the card. My ideas were all over the place and then decided to put a Trick or Treater on the left-hand corner of the door.  My daughter told me to look for Elisha and Friends...and perfect there was a Witch printable stamp available and I chose to use Elisha's friend, Mikala Ann.  Printed the images and then used another machine that collects dust "Brother Scan and Cut" and they cut beautifully; however, I  needed to do a little fussy-cut between the witch and broom. I know the Brother can do this but the time to experiment would be far more than doing fussy-cut, maybe next time.  Mikala Ann was colored with Copic alcohol-base brush pens in a variety of colors, and the plaid you see is not design paper but used three shades of purple and white gel lines to create the plaid dress.     

Felt I needed to bring a little of the Fall colors down in the corner, so added a few of the leaves that fell from the wreath and luckily Witch Mikala Ann had her broom for clean up.  Couldn't finish there because the house cat was out and appeared to be quite inquisitive on why the squirrel was on the wreath.  Done and very happy with my first DT card for The Cutting Café.   

Also submitted to the following Groups and/or Challenges
Facebook Group: The Cutting Cafe - Be Inspired
Facebook Group: Stamp Junkies My Post

Try Stamping on Tuesday "Sketch and/or Fall Inspiration"
     Used both the Sketch as a Tall Card and using Fall Colors

The House that Stamps Build DDC0219 "Circle" 
Make My Monday Challenge #106 "Autumn"
Kat Scrappiness - October "Halloween/Fall"
Fun Friday "Go Long"
Patties Creations "Autumn/Halloween"
2 Crafty Critter Crazies #31 - October "Any Critter"
Through the Craft Room Doors # "Anything Goes"
Southern Girls Challenge "On The Farm"  

Products Used
Design Papers / Specialty Papers 
     CTMH "Oh Deer" (Woodgrain)
     DCWV "Metalics" 
     CTMH Colonial White and White Daisy
     JoAnne's Textured Brown 
The Cutting Cafe Products Used 
     Peachy Cheap "2018 Halloween Set" 
Machines Used 
     Cricut Explore and Cuttlebug 
     The Brother Scan and Cut 
Stamp Sets 
     CTMH CC9192 "Giving Thanks" 
     CTMH Pewter Ink 
     Copic Sketch alcohol-based Brush Pens 
     CTMH 3D Thin Foam Tape 


Heather said...

Such a fun little scene - your coloring so beautiful and detailed! Thanks so much for playing at TSOT!

Regina Easter said...

oh my goodness, like daughter like mother...your work is SIMPLY this card and welcome again to the team....hugs

Anna said...

Fantastic project... love it!
Thanks for joining us at PINspiration challenge!

Kathy said...

What a gorgeous card; perfect for The Daring Cardmakers' "October Inspiration Picture" challenge this week

Esther Asbury said...

Wow!! What an amazing door card --- I love all the details you included and that sweet wreath! Thanks for playing along in the "Use Circles" challenge over on THTSB!

jimlynn said...

Congrats on the new DT! Great news!
Love your project. The little witch is so cute and love that precious squirrel and wreath. Thanks so much for joining us at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies.

Heather said...

This is sooo cute!!! I LOVE your wreath with the little adorable squirrel peeking out!! And congrats on your new DT postion! Thanks for playing with The House That Stamps Built.

Raoult said...

Beautiful card! Lovely little details

Carole J said...

A fabulous card, Suzanne. I especially love the door wreath and the squirrel! Thank you for joining the fun at the first Artsystamper Challenge. x

Donna Scholz said...

Super cute Halloween card, Suzanne (or do you go by Sue?)!!! Love how you created the door from woodgrain pattern paper!I use an ScanNCut, too. The process to cut out the interior shape you did by fussy cutting is a bit involved. There are two videos online that show you how, but you need to use not only your cutter, but also the free Brother CanvasWorkspace on your desktop to complete the process. Your fussy cutting solution is definitely quicker. Thanks for joining us this week at Try Stampin' on Tuesday! -Donna

Let's Art Journal said...

Fabulous card! I love your design and the images are super cute, it really speaks of autumn with the wreath and little squirrel, and then the girl in her witches hat with the black cat - perfect 😁. Thanks so much for joining the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge! Creative wishes! Jo x

Miri said...

Wow! You've been very creative this week and one can tell that you really like autumn.
The scene you created is super cute!

Cat Nowak said...

Great card! I love the door with the wreath! Thank you for playing with us again at Heart 2 Heart!

Beverly said...

Hi Suzanne,
This is just adorable and so clever! I just love the door element and the balanced scene you created. Thanks for entering our very first challenge at Artsystamper Challenge! So great getting to know you.

Bev aka Artsystamper

kReN said...

Love what you crested! Your project is super! Thanks for joining our challenge at the Artstamper Challenge Blog!

Maria Pilar said...

So cute door shaped card, Suzanne. Love your project!
Welcome again to the Team

Debra Davison said...

What a fabulous idea to use the leaves as a wreath !! Love your card and especially the layout Thank you for joining in on the IF YOU GIVE A CRAFTER A COOKIE Challenge !! We hope that you will join us again Debra Davison / Design Team

Pattie G said...

This is so cute! It goes perfect with our current challenge “Autumn/Halloween” at Patties Creations Design Challenge. Thanks for joining us…
Artist and Owner

Sue - said...

Fabulous card! Thanks for joining us at Make My Monday.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations to you for dusting off your Cricut and getting back to crafting! We need to see your awesome and beautiful creations! This is just darling. Thanks for submitting your creation to If you Give a Crafter a Cookie!

MadeByMeghanK said...

Super cute! I LOVE that wreath! Thank you soooo much for joining us! Can't wait to see what you create next month! Meghan Kennihan – Design Team member at Kat Scrappiness
Visit my blog - MadeByMeghanK

Ellibelle said...

Such a cute card, loving the adorable images!
Thank you so much for joining in at my Crafty Wednesday challenge where it's all about using traditional stamps this month.
Ellibelle's Corner

Miss. Carrie's Creations said...

You did such a wonderful job on this card. All the elements fit perfectly together. Thank you for sharing your creation with us at Heart2Heart. Please come back this week and join us for another challenge. I can't wait to see what you create!💙☕Miss.Carrie