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! 


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

  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!!

  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!

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

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


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