The Weather with The Cutting Cafe

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The weather certainly has been a topic of conversation of late.  I’ve been watching first Harvey then Irma and even as I write this Jose is in the wings.  So it seems appropriate to share a card asking,

“Has the Weather Got You Down?” 

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To create my card, I used Rain Boots Shaped Card & Cutting File as well as the Rain Rain Go Away Printable Set.   The cut file for the boots comes with an adorable shaped card and I will be making a shaped card soon ’cause it’s just too darned cute not to, but I wanted to show you how you can get more out of the files by using the single boot toppers.   More bang for your buck…or should I say your booty. 😉

The remaining items, the greeting, umbrella, cloud shape, and rain drops are part of the printable set.  A must have, in my opinion, if you’re purchasing the Rain Boots set.

Here’s a bit about how this card came together for those who are interested:

  1. I pattern filled the boots with digital patterned paper in my Silhouette Design screen, making sure the boot bottoms and decorative bands we set to “no cut” while the boot outline was set to “cut”.
  2. I imported the printable set into my Silhouette design screen and traced the umbrella and rain drops, filled them with pattern to create print and cut files. 
  3. For the background, I created a rectangle of 5 1/4″ x 4″ and filled that with pattern as well.  Then I traced the cloud and set it to cut the opening you see above. I also inserted the greeting from the set.
  4. I created a 5 3/8″ x 4 1/8″ rectangle and filled it with the light gray, color-matched to the clouds
  5. Before attaching the top panel to the bottom with Foam Mounting Tape, I coated the raindrops with Glossy Accents (and of course allowed them to dry well before placing them in the shaker.
  6. I placed it all on a base of Bermuda Bay card stock.

Inside the card, I reduced the size of the boots, umbrella, and rain drops and converted them to print only.  I added a sentiment with the “BoyzRGross” font as it matched the greeting well. 

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Before I sign off, I wanted to let you know about a new product coming to The Cutting Cafe ShopPrinted Ribbon!  And you can have almost any custom message you want placed on a large selection of ribbon.  I have some and will be using it on some projects soon.  I can’t wait for you to see it!

If you’d like to see what the rest of the design team has created to share with you, and I hope you do as it will be a treat, just click here

6 Responses to “The Weather with The Cutting Cafe”

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  1. Denise Sayers says:

    This is such a cute card. I have been trying to come up with different things for the inside of shaker cards and your using Glossy Accents on cut shapes is a great one. That will certainly open up the possibilities.

    • Kim&Katy says:

      I love coming up with new ideas for shakers! Some of my favorites of cards I’ve are shakers and I’ve used a number of things in them…including eyeglass replacement pieces, lol

  2. regina easter says:

    hey girlie…i just noticed the cloud cut out…your a genius…this is super sweet…love it

  3. Krista says:

    How super cute and fun..The saying is perfect..

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