Tuesday, January 8, 2019

January Lori Whitlock Creative Team Blog Hop







Hi Everyone:
Happy January.  I had such fun creating my project for the January Lori Whitlock Creative Team blog hop using a file from Lori's store called Let It Snow Snowman by Kollette Hall.  You can find it here in Lori's store and here in the Silhouette store.  I used layers of vinyl and lots of fun embellishments to create this winter scene decoration for a very dear friend of mine.

You should have come to my blog via Kathy's blog and will next be going to Brandie's blog.   If you didn't get here that way, you can start at the beginning at Lori's blog.  There is a wonderful file below and a coupon for Lori's store.  Don't forget to enter the Rafflecopter contest as well.

Hugs,

Monday, December 31, 2018

Twist Pop New Year's Card

Happy New Year's Eve everyone.  Anita here to share with you this awesome and easy to make twist pop card.  I used Lori's new Echo Park collection
called Celebrate Winter and her cut file called Twist Pop Card 2019 which you can find here in her store and here in the Silhouette store.  She also has a wonderful tutorial on how to put together this card here on her blog and you can also look in her store for the many different occasions you can make this card for.
Here is the photo with  the card open.
Here is the view from the top down.
Here is the view from the side.
That's it for me today.  Hope that 2019 is wonderful to you and your loved ones in all ways possible.
Hugs,

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Christmas with my Gnomies Set


Anita here today to share an adorable gift set that I made for a dear friend who happens to love gnomes.  Lori Whitlock has several different cards which you can customize to make adorable cards and gifts.  This card is a box card which she has a tutorial for which you can find here and the cut file is called 5X7 Box Card Gnome and you can find it here in her shop and here in the Silhouette store.  I used one of Lori's wonderful new Echo Park collections called Celebrate Christmas.  I also used the pink for his nose from her Echo Park Sweet Baby Girl line.  The Notebook is from her Celebrate Christmas line also and it is the lined one and is called Lined Inserts.  You get two notebooks in each set and they also have unlined ones.  My friend was thrilled to receive this gift.
Here is the card open and standing up.
Here is a close up of the notebook.
Lastly this is a photo of the card folded flat and ready for mailing.  That's it for me today.  Happy Holidays everyone.
Hugs,


Thursday, November 29, 2018

It's Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas


Anita here with a fun tutorial to make this gift set.  I love to quilt and embroider as much as I love to paper craft and I was thrilled to recently discover that Lori Whitlock has embroidery files that she has designed, many of which mirror her paper craft SVG files.  You can find her gorgeous embroidery files at Embroidery Online.  I will give you all the links in the post .
I bought shrink film from Amazon and used Lori's Print & Cut Stamps Christmas Cookies which you can find here in her store .  I resized the image of the gingerbread man so that it would come out the size that I wanted.  I then printed the image onto the shrink film through my laser printer.  Just let it dry for a few minutes before coloring it.
I then used my Copic markers to color the shrink film.  I knew that the colors would deepen once I shrunk the image so chose my colors with that in mind.  I used R37, E11, G14, G07, E99 for the gingerbread man and Y08, E99, R37, G07 for the Gingerbread house.  Be sure to punch a hole in your shrink film before you put it in the oven and remember that the hole shrinks also.  The directions say to bake the film on parchment at 300 degrees for 2-3 minutes but I found that my heat gun worked much better as I could control the plastic as it shrank.  Below is the before picture.
Here is the photo of the shrink plastic after it was  done.
I went to Embroidery online and bought the bundle which had all the Christmas embroidery files that I wanted to use for this project.  It is called Christmas Time by Lori Whitlock.  You can buy the collection or the individual embroidery files.  I embroidered the phrase It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas on a piece cotton.  I then finished the edges and glued it to the front of my tote.  I also embroidered my daughter-in-law's name on the top of the apron as this set is for her.  She is an amazing baker.
I then strung my two adorable gingerbread embellishments on some yummy twine, added a bell and glued that down as well.
I really love to match things and  have been so excited to make this project.  Here is a close up of all the goodies that I put inside the basket.
The last thing that I did was made a card that used the SVG cut file which matched the embroidery.  I used Lori's new Christmas collection called Celebrate Christmas.  The cut file can be found here in Lori's store and here in the Silhouette store and is called Look a lot Like Christmas Phrase.
That's it for me.  Hope that you have a wonderful holiday season.
Hugs,
Anita

Monday, October 29, 2018

Bag Topper Halloween Projects


Hi Everyone:
Happy Halloween week.  I fell in love with these adorable Halloween bag toppers that Lori shared last week.  They are the easiest project I have ever done.  The whole thing is a print and cut project.  It took me no time at all to create these five cute favors for my friends.  If you need a last minute party idea or gift for a special someone, then these should be your go to item.  They are called Bag Topper Halloween and I used the following  five of the eight that are available.  You can buy them as a bundle here in Lori's store, or individually with the links below.  The Halloween cut files are on sale now, so be sure to grab them.  You can also check out her other great seasonal items at her store.
Mummy     Lori's store     Silhouette store
Haunted House     Lori's store     Silhouette store
Witch     Lori's store     Silhouette Store
That's it for me today.  Thanks for looking and have a great week.
Hugs,

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Lori Whitlock October Creative Team Blog Hop






Happy October Everyone:
Welcome to the Lori Whitlock October Creative Team Blog hop.  You should have come to my blog via Kathy's blog and will next be going to Brandie's blog.   If you didn't get here that way, you can start at the beginning at Lori's blog.  I love to go quilting and will take any chance that I can to sew with friends.  Two of my good friends and I are going quilting at a retreat the middle of the month and I made these cute Halloween baskets because a girl's gotta have her snacks when being creative. I used some adorable papers from my stash from Doodlebug Design.

 I used several Lori Whitlock files on these tags including:

Halloween Ghost, Owl and Spider Web Layered Embellishments  These are in two sets in Lori's store and can be found here and here
Halloween Ghost Layered Embellishment in the Silhouette store
Halloween Owl Layered Embellishment in the Silhouette store
Halloween Spider Web Layered Embellishment in the Silhouette store
4 Halloween Labels here in Lori's store and here in the Silhouette store
Perfect Flourish Halloween October by Kolette Hall here in Lori's store and here in the Silhouette store





Top view so you can see all the goodies that are inside.





Be sure to hop all the way through to see what my fellow team mates have created and use your discount code and enter to win the giveaway.
Hugs,

Thursday, September 27, 2018


Hi Everyone:
Anita here with a tutorial to create this adorable four drawer organizer.  I am going to show you how to put this cutie together and was thinking that you could customize them for every season.  I am going to put chocolates into mine and give it to a friend.  You can find the 4 Drawer Organizer cut file here in Lori's store and here in the Silhouette Design store.  I used one of my favorite Echo Park Lori Whitlock designed paper lines called Sweet Baby Girl.Here is a screen shot of the cut files on my mat.  You will need to cut four of the outer box and the inner box as noted in black bold type near the boxes cut files.
Here are the pieces that you will have once you have cut everything for your project.
I always start my projects by folding the score lines as you can see by the photo above.
For the inner box you are going to want to glue the tabs from the back of the box to the side of the box.
Next you will glue the back flap into the box.
Next you will glue down the front flap into the box.
Lastly, you will glue in to the box the two last flaps and your inner box is done.
Now onto the outer box.
There are flaps along the bottom of the box cut file and you will be gluing the tabbed pieces together and leaving the flaps alone for now.

Here you can see that I have started to glue together the tabs on the outside box and am ready to glue the last side onto the box with the flaps left alone for now.

Here you can see that I glued together the last part of the box and the flaps are open and at the top.  They are going to get glued into the box and will make a lovely clean box with smooth insides which allows the inner box to slide easily in and out.
And that is how you put together both of the boxes.  Next, you will stack the four outer boxes two by two and glue them all together.  Make sure that you put enough glue to hold them together.  Lastly, you are going to glue on your accent pieces to finish off your box.  You could also add any cute embellishments that you want.
Hugs,