Have you seen the Charming Cafe Bundle in the Occasions Catalogue? I was quite taken with this bundle as I saw great new options when making your cards like the Tri-fold card it shows. So this bundle was one of the first on my order. I haven’t seen much done with this Bundle around so I thought I would share a few tips with using it.
This is the Bundle shown in the catalogue on page 25. It has the really sweet Charming Cafe stamp set and the Cafe Builder Framelits.
For the first card I made with this bundle I CASED this card which is in the Catalogue.
I will be honest it didn’t go as smooth as I thought, but that’s just me … 😉 Here is my card.
The front view
It all came together well in the end.
I have a video below to show you some tips that I discovered using it. I apologise in advance. I am new at the video business but hopefully it helps. I will outline the tips below too.
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SOME HELPFUL TIPS
– Adhere your designer Series Paper BEFORE you cut the front window. Much easier. 🙂
– Use the smaller rounded shape for the front window so you have something to adhere the flowery circle on.
– After you cut your front window. Fold the card and sit the next Framelit inside to get the correct position to look through the front. Open your card before you cut it.
– To stamp your sentiment or the inside image close up the centre fold so you can position the stamp THROUGH the window. 🙂
Since I put together this video I discovered Stampin’ Up! have a video on these but I think I can share a few “user errors”.
SOME ADDITIONAL CARDS
All is not lost though with my “mistakes. Here are a few of the other cards that I salvaged. I cut off the centre flap and made standard fold cards with them. Note: All the images were coloured with the Watercolor Pencils. It’s hard to tell but I coloured some of the flowers and the Topiary bush with the Clear Wink of Stella pen. I have used the gorgeous Whisper White Organza ribbon too.
I cut the large Circle shape from the front which wouldn’t work trying to adhere the diecut flower circle on it. So I added one flower strand to the top and stamped the chairs and sentiment inside.
You would have thought I learnt the first time not to cut the large circle shape. No! So I stamped the awning image on a piece of Whisper White and adhered that to the inside of the front flap on the card. I stamped the window a second time and cut just the awning and raised it up.
Look! I cut the smaller circle shape in the front. DOH! It was on the side. It doesn’t matter too much as I cut the flower strands and raised them up off the card. I kept it simple and stamped the Topiary for the front and I added one to the inside of the card too.
So I hope you find these tips helpful. I do love this bundle. We are using it at my Catalogue Launch this weekend so I will show you the card next week.
You can buy the Bundle in store now -> HERE. It is available in Wood mount ($88AUS) or Clear Mount ($75.50AUS)
Have a great weekend,