Monday, November 2, 2015

Getting Ready For Christmas With The Cutting Cafe

This week at The Cutting Cafe the Design Team got to choose any file we wanted. 
I love these kind of weeks. The team always comes up with some amazing projects.

I decided to start getting ready for Christmas with my projects. 
FYI...Christmas is sneaking up on us! Only 7 weeks, which is 52 and 1/2 days.  HERE is an official Christmas Countdown Clock just in case you can't keep your day's straight like me.

Ok, on to my projects. I made a gift bag using the Gift Bag - Large file. 
This bag is crazy easy to put together. The best part about this file is that you can use it for ANY occasion. Birthdays, Valentine's Day, Just Because, Baby Showers, House get the idea. 

The gorgeous papers I used are designed by Shellie Geigle. You can find them and the 2 other fabulous paper packs that she designed at J&S Hobbies and Crafts
These papers are AWESOME quality. 

I couldn't find a snowflake border that I liked in Cricut Design Space so I made my own using different snowflake images. I inked the edges with Tim Holtz gathered twigs Distress Ink and then embellished the snow fakes with flat back pearls from Glitz N Glam Girly Boutique.

I used seam binding from Gone Artsy to make the bow. 

The holly is a die from Tim Holtz/Sizzix. The set is called Holiday Greens.
I embellished the holly with tiny red puff balls.

Because I LOVE Christmas, Regina's files and these papers from J&S Hobbies and Crafts so much I had to do a second project. For this one I used the 3D Christmas Ornament Set

This is another super easy project. I love how they turned out. The file also comes with a box for your ornaments. Since I will be keeping these myself, I did not make the box. I will store them with the rest of my Christmas decor.

Thank you for stopping by today. Be sure to check out the Design Team inspiration post on The Cutting Cafe blog on the 7th. If you leave a comment on the post you will be entered to win 3 free Cutting Cafe files of your choice.

Have a great week!


  1. WOW I AM SPEECHLESS....first those bulbs...they are the cutest them and that gift bag..omg omg it...AND has it been 1.5 years since you have been on the dt...gosh seems like ya my friend and love having you on the team...your the best...hugs

  2. OMG Tina what awesome projects you have created the gift bag certainly has the WOW factor, the colours and image as well as the layers and design work are amazing, the hanging baubles are superb these are brilliant
    lorraine x

  3. Sooooo Gorgeous! Love Love Love everything!!!

  4. What a pretty gift bag and ornaments!

  5. So pretty, so many wonderful things to draw your eyes to...I just love it all..Krista

  6. So pretty, so many wonderful things to draw your eyes to...I just love it all..Krista

  7. You already have snow???? I'm so jealous. That's wonderful and the ornaments look right at home. Loved the pictures and your gift bag is a one of a kind gorgeous!!

  8. I love everything about this bag Tina-the awesome snowflake border you created and the coloring on the Santa image is superb as well as the finishing touches you put on it. You're gonna make someone very happy this holiday season. :)


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