Saturday, December 20, 2014

The Cutting Cafe Gift Bows

Oh my gosh!!! Only 4 more days until Christmas! Are you ready?!?!?
No?! Still have wrapping to do and you've run out of bows!?!  Well, The Cutting Cafe is here to help! Regina has created a file so you can make bows yourself. 
This was the first time I had ever made my own bows...and let me tell you it is SUPER easy and tons of fun. I loved being able to choose different papers for each bow that I created. 


I used my Cricut Explore to make these bows, but you can also cut them out by hand. 



The Cutting cafe even has a gift bag file! This file is perfect for ANY occasion. The gift bow file and the Christmas tree shaker card were the perfect files to make my bag Christmasy. I decided to play with this file a little in Cricut Design Space and shrink the file to make a small bow.
It worked perfectly! After cutting the strips I embossed it with a polka dot folder
and then added glitter glue to the dots. 


I used the bows I made for this assignment to decorate the gifts my Girl Scout troop bought for a girl they adopted for Christmas through a local organization. The Girls saved $200.00 out of the money they raised selling cookies to adopt a child and buy gifts for other teens in the program.
Here's a picture of the girls with all the gifts they bought. 


Along with the purchased gifts are a couple I made a couple gifts I made for Rose (the girl we adopted). A canvas...


and a decorated clipboard. (Rose's favorite color is black)




On Saturday Dec. 13 the troop delivered their gifts to the Special Santa's Workshop
and volunteered for two hours filling "wishlists".  I am SUPER proud of them for all their hard work!

Make sure you stop by The Cutting Cafe and leave a comment on the design team inspirational post on the 7th and 21st of every month so you can be entered in a chance to win 3 free files of your choice. 

Thank you for stopping by Toadally Love To Craft! Have a Merry Christmas! 


6 comments:

  1. oh my they all look so cute (the girls and the bows)...way to go girls in making all that money...awesome job Tina...you so rock

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  2. That's the sweetest!!! Fantastic job by the girls and what a great showering of love and generosity. Your bows are GORGEOUS and your handmade gifts are spectacular. I really love the clipboard!!

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  3. Your bows are SUPER adorable!! LOVe how you added even more ribbons underneath the bow and the girls look so cute btw :)
    Wishing you a Merry Blessed Christmas!

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  4. Nice job:) very fun and festive:) Krista

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  5. Awesome.....sounds likethere will be some happy kids on Christmas morning....your bows are great!!

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