Thursday, October 20, 2016

Think Pink

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. For my The Cutting Cafe Design Team post for October 21st, I am using the Think Pink Breast Cancer Set.

I took the pink ribbon and cut out several, then glued 6 of them together to make a really thick ribbon. I used Ranger Distress Glitter, Spun Sugar on top. Basically you just put glue all over the ribbon and then sprinkle on the glitter. Once dried I followed up with some Glossy Accents to seal it and make it even more shiny. 

I thought it would be cool to have the inside of the card somehow tie into the front of the card. So I decided to make a donut card (circle with the middle cut out). That way I could glue the ribbon on the inside of the card, but it would also be the focal point on the outside. 

The outside of the card was a print and cut. I glued that onto the card base I made. 

When you open the card it reveals the Breast Cancer Awareness text with the ribbon perfectly in the center. Again I did a print and cut that I layered onto the card base. 
From the picture below you can see the dimension of the ribbon. It really looks amazing in person. 

This was a really quick card to assemble. And I think looks even better in person. 
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Thanks again for stopping by!
Mike Fernholz

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Halloween Treats

It is getting close to that time of year when the ghost's and goblins will be coming around, ringing your doorbell, and saying "Trick or Treat". Now for the kids that are neighbors you really want to give them a little extra something. At least I do, so when I saw these from The Cutting Cafe I knew I had to make these for this months The Cutting Cafe Design Team Halloween project.

So what we have here is the Halloween-Fall Milk Carton. This is so cute. It is big enough to hold many fun size candies. The original file does not come with panels, but it only rook me a few minutes to make a few rectangles that I used to make panels. I have so much Halloween paper from past years I needed a way to use some of it, but the paper was thin, so I couldn't use it to create the carton as it wouldn't hold up. I used my standard American Crafts Cardstock, which is my favorite for the way it cuts and the weight. It makes my projects look great!

For the second treat holder I used the Sucker Treat Cup Set as well as the Halloween Sucker Treat Cup Phrase set. This is pretty neat because it's a small treat in a lollipop. So basically on the back there is an opening and a slider. You slide it open to fill and retrieve your treats and slide it back to close. This would be really cute for a any type of party and you could get really creative and change up the theme to match any holiday or celebration. Can you imagine your guests seeing your display of these?! That is a wow factor. The set also comes with a box so that you can give this as a gift.

I used a lollipop stick I had left over from my cake pop making days. I used a Sharpie and colored it black. At first I was hesitant using a Sharpie because in my mind this is a treat card. But the stick does not come into contact with any treat. It's secured to the back away from the treats. I can't wait to pass these out to friends.

I want to thank you for stopping by today and checking out my projects. Again if you are interested in any of these, you can get them over at The Cutting Cafe. Not only does The Cutting Cafe have lots and lots of project files, but they also sell craft supplies. Check them out!

Thanks again for stopping by!
Mike Fernholz