Monday, May 15, 2017

Lori Whitlock Confirmation Card

Anita here with a really easy card to make that comes with an envelope and is stunning.  It is called 3D Stand Up Card:  Christian Cross and you can find it here in Lori's Silhouette Store.  It is perfect for all those first communions and confirmations that usually happen this time of year.  This is for my nephew who made his confirmation on Saturday.  I used Lori's brand new Echo Park line called Go.  See.  Explore. to create the card and embellishments.  I also used some letters from the I Love Family Alpha Sticker Set and used some of her brads from the I Love Winter and Go.  See.  Explore lines and an enamel on the card from the Go.  See.  Explore collections also.  Lori's collections all match so you are able to combine papers and embellishments for various collections to achieve the look you desire.
Here is a close up of the card.
The cut file to make the envelope is part of this set and so easy to put together.
I used a sticker from Lori's Echo Park I Love Family collection to seal the envelope closed.  That's it for me today.  Be sure to check out Lori's store and her Silhouette Store for all your spring and summer card and gift needs.Hugs,
Anita

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

May Lori Whitlock Creative Team Blog Hop


I just love how cute this Flower Bouquet Mother's Day card is.  It is so easy to put together and you can find the cut files here in Lori's store and here in the Silhouette store.  I used Lori's Echo Park Celebrate Spring and Celebrate Easter collections for this card.  I also used some of her Celebrate Easter Enamel Dots.  

You have hopefully found my blog today via the blog hop and have come here from my good friend Kathy Skou's blog.  You can start over at the beginning at Lori's blog here.  Next you will be going to         the fabulous Ashley's blog.






Hugs,




Thursday, May 4, 2017

Pinwheel Tutorial and Lemonade Stand Set

Hi:
Anita here with a fun and really easy tutorial to make this giant pinwheel.  It is part of a whole set of goodies that I made for my nieces to have a lemonade stand.  I used Lori's Echo Park Collection called Celebrate Spring and Celebrate Easter.  The cut file that I used for the pinwheel is called 3D Double Pinwheel and you can find it here in Lori's store and here in the Silhouette Design store.  
Here is what the cut file looks like when you it open it in the Silhouette program.  You have to ungroup it as the pinwheels will only fit one to a page.
Here are the supplies that I used for the pinwheel.  You will need a hole punch that can go through the paper straw and a brad that has a long enough shank to make it through all the layers.  I used one of Lori's Echo park I Love Christmas Decorative Brads.  I placed the sides of the paper that I wanted to see most of the design of facing up.  Two sided papers work beautifully with this project as you can see some of the other side when it is put together.
I used a paper straw and punched a small hole near the top of the straw.  Paper straws come in many different colors and look so cute with the pinwheel.
The first step in putting together your pinwheel is to put the brad through the two center pieces of the pinwheel.
You put it all together by pulling gently on the center piece that has the hole in it and pushing the brad through the hole.  Keep going until you have all the holes connected through the center brad.  Then push the brad through the straw.  Depending on how thick your paper is and how long your brad shank is you may have to fuss with this a bit.  I pushed it through with the assistance of my Tim Holtz pick and then bent the shank pieces down with a knife.
You can only see one tab of the brad but they are both there just underneath one another.  Turn the pinwheel over and you should be able to separate the two pieces to fan them out and show a bit more of the paper designs.
Here is a close up of the pinwheel.  
I used a whole lot of Lori's files to create this set and just love that huge pinwheel.  Here are some close ups of the rest of the items in this set.




 Have a great day and hope you have a chance to make something pretty today.
Hugs,

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

April Lori Whitlock Blog Hop


Welcome to the Lori Whitlock April blog hop.  Even though we have had a mild winter, March has been cold, snowy and dreary.  I am very happy that it is April.  I made this set of flowers from the Spring Flower Bundle which Lori has designed.  You can find this fabulous bundle in the Silhouette Store here.  

You should have come  here from Courtney Lee's blog and next you will be going to Lezlye's blog to see what she and the rest of the team have made to inspire you this spring.





Hugs,


Monday, April 10, 2017

Flower Pot Spring Cards

Anita here today with some lovely spring cards that Lori designed recently.  They are called A2 Center Step Card Flower Pot and you can find the cut files here in her store and here in the Silhouette Store.  This set comes with four different sentiments.  I made two and they are so easy to put together.  I used Lori Whitlock's Celebrate Easter collection from Echo Park for this set.
Here are some close ups of the card.  That's it for me today.  Hope you have a chance to make something pretty today.
Hugs,
Anita

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Tulip Easter Basket

Hello Everyone:
Anita here with a fun tutorial for putting together Lori's fun 3D Flower Tulip which you can find here in her store and her in the Silhouette Design Store.  My dear friend Kathy loves the Cadbury Cream Egg candies so I made this for her.  I bought a basket at Target and decorated it with Lori's Echo Park collection called Celebrate Easter.  I used the patterned paper for the flowers and leaves and the stickers and enamel dots to decorate the basket.  Such a cute collection.
Here are the items that you are going to need for your project.  I also used some florists foam which i cut fit into the basket, Zip Dry adhesive and some scotch tape and  you will need a pair of wire cutters.
You will want to fold your flower pieces so that the fold makes a valley on the flower petal.
Glue two pieces together on the right side of one and the left side of the next petal.
I added a third petal and then got ready to add the wire.
I made my wire 16 inches long and then folded it in half.  I know that the flowers were two inches tall and that the basket had foam and needed a 2 inch clearance to reach the top of the basket.  I added four inches to allow for them to stand up and that is how I arrived at the 16"long, 8" folded measurement.
I flipped the tulip petal group over and taped on the wire.  This seemed to hold better than glue along.
I kept adding tulip petals until I had used all five meant for each tulip and you can see this one done with the wire ready to be wrapped.
Lori used flower tape on her tulip stem and I decided to use washi tape which had the same pattern as the leaves.  I wrapped the whole stem to the bottom.
Once I finished wrapping the stem I added one leaf at a time with some wet adhesive and nestled the second leaf into the first.
I then wrapped some washi tape around the bottom of the leaves to hide where they came out of the stem.
Here is a close up of the basket with my completed flowers in them.  They were so quick and easy to make.  I hope that you have a chance to check out Lori's store to see what other adorable Easter items she has created.
Hugs,
Anita

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Lori Whitlock March blog hop


Happy almost St. Patrick's Day everyone.  Next to Christmas and Valentine's Day with a last name of Mulcahey you can imagine how much I love this holiday.  I made this tin for my daughter to give to her boyfriend for the holiday.  I used the cut file called Lucky Me I Have You  which you can find here in Lori's Store and it is bundled with a Kiss Me I'm Irish cut file and here in the Silhouette Store and 5 Clover Shamrocks (2) which you can also find in Lori's store and here in the Silhouette Store.  I love all the fun tins that you can get at the Target Dollar spot.  So much fun to decorate with Lori's amazing cut files.
Welcome to our March blog hop.  You should have come here from Courtney Lee's blog and you will next be going to
Ashley Cook's blog.  You can start at the beginning at Lori's blog.






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