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,

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

April Lori Whitlock Creative Team Blog Hop



Hi Lori Whitlock Peeps:
Welcome to the April Creative Team Blog Hop.  You should have come here from the lovely and talented Kathy Skou's blog and next you will be going to the awesome  Brandie's blog.  If you didn't get here in that way you can start at the beginning at Lori's blog.


I used Lori's brand new Echo Park Collection called Wish Upon a Star and I used so many of the wonderful embellishments that are part of this fabulous line.  I used Lori's cut file called Shadowbox Frame 8X8 and you can find it here in Lori's store and here in the Silhouette Store.  Lori has a fabulous tutorial on her blog for putting together the 5X7 frame and I watched that while putting my box together.  You can find the video here, it is called 5X7 Shadowbox Frame under the tutorial section.  You should always check to see if there is a video tutorial as it makes everything so much easier.  




Thursday, March 29, 2018

Flat Front Shutter Card Birthday


Hello Everyone:
Anita here with a fun and easy tutorial for the Flat Front Shutter Card Birthday which you can find here in Lori's store and here in the Silhouette Design Store.  I used one of Lori's brand new Echo Park lines called Sweet Baby Girl.  It was perfect for a soft and feminine card.
Here are all the pieces.  There are several that are small so remember to keep track of them.
I put together the pieces of the card and am glued everything down before I started folding.  It is much easier to work on the folds that way.
Your first step is to crease the fold to the right of the cake and you will be folding it so it creates a valley when you look from the top.
I held the card in my left hand and pressed gently down on the middle score line with my left hand and held it in place while I used my right hand to score it across the fold.  You will be creating a valley fold here.  As you can see the folds on the top and bottom of that section just naturally go to the way that they are supposed to be creating hill folds.
I folded up the right side of the card and used a bone folder to gently strengthen my score marks.  On the smaller pieces you will be scoring through two of the folds.
Here is a view from the top so you can see exactly what it should look like.
Lastly, here is the closed card and as you can see it lays flat and can be popped in an A2 envelope to be sent off to someone sweet.
Thanks for looking and be sure to check out Lori's shop for more great cards of this type.
Hugs,

Monday, March 12, 2018

Quilting Weekend Goodie Set

Hi:
Happy March everyone.  I am so excited to share my project for today.  I love to sew and quilt and am going away for a long weekend with my good friends to quilt.  I made this adorable box of Lori's and used her Echo Park line called I'd Rather Be Crafting.  I also used stickers from that collection.  The handle is held on with brads from several different of her Echo Park collections.  The cut file I used for the box is called Basket with Flower and can be found here in Lori's shop and here in the Silhouette store.  I also used the bow from the Matchbox Drawer Card Bow which is here in Lori's store and here in the Silhouette store.  I cut 1/4" pieces of cardstock and wound it around a pen to achieve my curls.
I also made pie tin pincushions to give to my friends along with their spring Chex Mix.
Thanks for looking and enjoy the rest of your day.
Hugs,


Tuesday, February 13, 2018

February Lori Whitlock Blog Hop





Happy February Everyone:

Welcome to my blog.  This post is for the February Lori Whitlock Creative Team blog hop.  You should have come here from Traci's blog and will next be going to Brandie's blog.  If you didn't get here in that way you can start at Lori's blog which is the beginning of the hop.

used some wonderful flower files from Lori which are rolled and so easy to put together.  I used 3D Rolled Spiral flower which you can find here in Lori's Store and here in the Silhouette Store; 3D Peony and Rose Bundle Rolled  Flower which you can find here in Lori's Store and here in the Silhouette Store; 3D Rolled Spiral Flower which you can find here in Lori's Store and here in the Silhouette Store; 1 Piece Leaf which you can find  here in the Silhouette Store and Valentine Words which you can find here in the Silhouette Store.  





Happy hopping.
Hugs,