Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Little Red Wagon & Cutting Cafe Reveal!

I sit here typing this post and I can hear a robin chirping outside. Like him, I am longing for Spring to actually arrive. I know the calendar says it is Spring, but it sure doesn't feel like it. The last few days have included SNOW! Let's hope that the last part of the week brings warmer temperatures :)

Today is reveal day for Little Red Wagon and the Cutting Cafe. I combined the challenge for LRW with the file that I used for the Cutting Cafe and I think the result was pretty amazing.

This week Janice (one of the girlfriends from LRW) challenged us to be a 'negative nellie'! She wants us to use the negative of a die-cut! Love this challenge. I chose a really cool file from the Cutting Cafe called the Tall Ice Cream Shaped Card and combined it with the String and Button Envelope! Here is what I created!


I used an embossing folder and my Cuttlebug to create the textured on the cone.  I used my favourite ribbon and twine to embellish, along with a tiny tag!


I stitched the 'ice cream' and added a button with some twine for the 'cherry on top'!


For the 'negative nellie' part of the challenge, I cut some balloons out of the front of the envelope and placed a piece of matching striped paper behind them.


I added some twine for the balloon strings and embellished with a small button.


This is the reverse side of the envelope.  I used brads for the closure and more twine to match the strings of the balloons.


Here is the complete set!  I really like how this turned out!  I like combining challenges......I hope the results are inspiring :)


Thanks for stopping by.  Be sure to visit the Little Red Wagon girls and see what they have created and also check out the post later today on the Cutting Cafe blog and see what the rest of the team did with these amazing cutting files.

I hope you will visit again this week, as I reveal my first layout using the 'Project Life' style of scrapbooking.



  1. What an awesome set! Love those buttons and the twine.

  2. This is over-the-top fabulous! I adore the card and your box is amazing!!
    Joanne xo

  3. What a simple yet clever idea for the balloons! Love your card too! Fab details, as always!

  4. this is the most delicious sweet ice cream set ever............

  5. Super cute set with fabulous detail!

  6. Gorgeous, love the ice cream cone card!

  7. Wow! Loving these Carolyn! The ice cream card is awesome!!

  8. snow??? yikes!! guess i shouldn't tell you we are in the mid 70's?? lol
    LOVE your sweet card and envi girl :)
    do you do all that stitching by hand??

  9. Truly love how you embossed your ice cream cone!

  10. I meant envelope! lol
    Joanne xo

  11. AAAAADORABLE!!!! Love it all, from the texture to the stitching.

  12. Unbelievably AWESOME!!! The texture on the cone, the ribbon, the papers, the buttons, the envelope...just AMAZING! Your stitching is out of this world. Totally lovin' your creation here :)
    Lisa xx

  13. Great set and great way to combine project challenges!

  14. Love tall cards and this one is definitely a winner. I really like the waffle embossing on the cone as well as the stitching around the ice cream scoops.

    The balloons on the envelope were an extra special touch.

  15. A fun card and envelope! Wonderful stitching and embossing on the ice cream cone!

  16. Oh wow, I'm even goona do the comment moderation thingie if I can read it to post on this. You did a fantastic job on this. LOVE the way you embossed the cone!!!!