Thursday, July 5, 2018

Accoridan Book Gift Card Holder Tutorial



Anita here with a tutorial to make this fun Accordion Book Box Gift Card Holder from Lori's store and which you can also find in the Silhouette Store.  I used Lori's brand new collection from Echo Park called Back to School.  The colors are awesome and worked perfectly for this male gift card box.  The sentiment I used is Lori's also and it is called Brush Happy Birthday to You.  You can find it here in her store and here in the Silhouette Store.  
Here are the pieces for the project.  You have to cut two each of the long sheets which are scored horizontally so that you can make the accordion fold pieces.

My paper is two sided so I decided that I wanted the red to show on the outside so this is how I folded all four of the accordion pieces as well as the insert.

I glued the red side together and then held it down with my hands until it dried.  Once it was dry I glued the blue sides to each other as well.  These accordion pieces are going to make the base for creating a spot for the gift card holder to fit.

Here are all four pieces glued together and ready to be put into the box.
I laid them out here so that you could see how to put the box together.
All four pieces are glued down and I have now glued down the top as well.
Insert is glued in now also.  Next I glued down all the accent pieces.


I cut an extra piece to put in the front left side of the card so that I could write a note.  Here is the box open with the gift card in it.
Here is the front and side view.  I will be making more of these, what an awesome way to present a gift card.  That's it for me today.
Hugs,



Monday, June 18, 2018

Ooh, La, La Birthday


Happy Monday Everyone:
I have a dear friend who has a birthday coming up and she loves Paris so I made this sweet birthday card for her.  I used Lori's file called Pop Up Box Card Eiffel Tower Birthday and you can find it here in her store and here in the Silhouette store.  It is so easy to put together and Lori has tutorials for her pop up box cards.
This showed the card folded flat.  It slips nicely into the envelope. Be sure to check out all the different Pop Up Box cards Lori has.
Hugs,

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Flag Day Banner Tutorial


Hi Everyone:
Happy Flag Day.  Anita here with a banner that you can use for Flag Day as well as for the Fourth of July, Memorial Day and any other day that you want to celebrate our great country.  I used several different cut files of Lori's to create this banner.
Happy Birthday Banner - 2            Lori's Store          Silhouette Store
Layered Pinwheel                                                            Silhouette Store
3D Lori Whitlock Spiral Flower     Lori's Store          Silhouette Store
5X7 Box Card 4th of July                 Lori's Store          Silhouette Store
American Flag                                                                   Silhouette Store
3D USA D├ęcor Blocks                        Lori's Store         Silhouette Store
I love mix and matching Lori's cut files to create new projects.  I am going to show you how I prepared the fabric for cutting in my Silhouette machine.  Here are the supplies that I used for this project.  Terial Magic is a wonderful product that comes in a spray bottle and you can get it on Amazon or at your local quilt shop.  I sprayed the fabric liberally and checked the back side to make sure that it was soaked on both sides.  I hung them up on my shower rod as you have to let them drip to just damp.  Put something under where you hang the fabric so that it doesn't make a mess.  It's sticky, and rubber gloves might have been helpful to use as well.
Here is a photo of the fabric as I was in the process of ironing it.  You can see the bottom left looks still darker and wet and the right part is done and the fabric feels like paper.  I ironed my fabric on a towel to absorb any extra of the Terial Magic Fabric Stabilizer.
You can see how this fabric stands up once it is ironed.
I used the strong grip mat from Cricut and a brayer to make sure that the fabric didn't move.  You will want to slow down your cutter in addition to choosing fabric as your material to be cut.
I laid out the blocks to see how they would look and switched around the banners and embellishments.
Earlier in the week on Tuesday we had our June blog hop and I have included a photo with the quilt block centerpiece and the banner that I made.  I am going to put this out for the 4th of July.
Hugs,

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Lori Whitlock June Blog Hop


Hi Everyone:

Can you believe it is already June.  Welcome to Lori's June Creative Team blog hop.  I used Patriotic Quilt cut file by Paige Taylor Evans and you can find that block here in Lori's store and here in the Silhouette Store.  I will be doing a tutorial on Thursday for another fun patriotic project and will show you how I stiffened my fabric and cut it out with my Silhouette.  Be sure to come back then. 

You should have come here from Kathy's blog and next you will be going to Brandie's blog.  If you did not come here that way you should go to Lori's blog and start at the beginning. 


That's it for me today, be sure to check out Lori's store for all your summer crafting and celebrating needs.  Also come back on Thursday for my tutorial.

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Father's Day Tool Box Card Tutorial

Hi Everyone:
Now that we have celebrated Mother's it is time to start thinking about the Dad's.  I made this sweet card which was so easy to put together for my hubby.  I used the A2 Father's Day Toolbox Card cut file which you can find here in Lori's store and here in the Silhouette store.  I used two of Lori's wonderful Echo Park lines, Wish Upon a Star and I'd Rather be Crafting.
Here are the cut out card pieces and the embellishment that I used from her Wish Upon a Star collection for the bolts on the front of the tool box.
You are going to want to fold your score lines.  Lori's file includes holes for the brads.  I didn't punch them out because I wanted to use the enamel dots instead.  You will have a nice pocket in the front to fit the tools when you are done.
I didn't want so much of the patterned paper design to show on the inside so I cut an extra insert and glued it down.
Here are all the pieces ready to be glued into the pocket.  I popped three of them up to give the card some more dimension.
That's it for me today.  This card came out really wonderful and I'm sure that one of the Dad's in my life are going to love it.
Hugs,
Anita

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

May Lori Whitlock Blog Hop





 Hi:

Happy Tuesday and welcome to the May blog hop.  I loved making this adorable card for Mother's Day.  The gift box is also so easy to put together as well.

The box is called Gift Card Wrap Box and is simple to put together.  You can find that file here in Lori's shop and there is a tutorial there as well.  You can find it also in the Silhouette Store.  I didn't want my box to have the same sentiment so I used the sentiment from the A2 Tea Shaped Box Card  Teapot which you can find here in Lori's store and here in the Silhouette store.  
You should have come her from Traci's blog and next you will be going to Brandie's blog.  If you did not come here that way you should go to Lori's blog and start at the beginning.

Hugs,

Monday, April 30, 2018

Mother's Day Card and Gift Card Box Set

Hi Lori Whitlock Fans:
Anita here with a pretty card which was so easy t make and a gift card box.  It's time to start thinking about those Mother's in our lives.  I am impressed and amazed every day by the strength, humor and resilience that I see in the mothers around me.  For this set I used several different files.  The card is part of Lori's Center Box Card series and it is called Center Box Card Mother Flowers and you can find it here in her store along with a tutorial to put it together and here in the Silhouette store.  I am in love with the soft sweet colors in Lori's new Echo Park line called Sweet Baby Girl. I used some pearls for the flower centers and some twine to finish off my card.  
The box is called Gift Card Wrap Box and is simple to put together.  You can find that file here in Lori's shop and there is a tutorial there as well.  You can find it also in the Silhouette Store.  I didn't want my box to have the same sentiment so I used the sentiment from the A2 Tea Shaped Box Card  Teapot which you can find here in Lori's store and here in the Silhouette store.  
Here is a photo of the card folded flat.  It folds into a 5 1/2" X 6 1.4" almost square.
Here are the box pieces.
Finally, here is the completed box.
That's it for me.  See you soon and enjoy your week.
Hugs,