Thursday, January 19, 2017

Valentine Gift Bag and Goodies

Anita here with an easy and fun Valentine project that I created for my husband.  My daughter bought some items on Etsy and they came in this awesome cotton bag which I just knew I needed to repurpose.  
Here are the materials that I used for my project in addition to some twine.  I used Printable Fabric from Cricut which is adhesive back and very easy to use.
I used two different files for this project.  The Valentine's above are from a file called 3 Valentine's Cards and you can find them here in the Silhouette Store.  I also used 2 Doily Hearts which you can find here in Lori's SVG Store and here in the Silhouette Store.  I love using the print and cut feature because you are able to print exactly what you see and then cut it out perfectly.  Don't forget to add  your registration marks to your mat before you print so your machine will know where the cut lines are.
Make sure to position your printed cotton canvas fabric in the top left hand corner of your mat as you can see from the photo above.
Here is what mine look like after they are cut out.  My printer was a little wonky and made some lines in the canvas.  I would suggest printing one on paper as a sample before putting in your canvas.
After I cut out the Doily Hearts I ran them through my Xyron to put strong adhesive on the back.  I wanted to make sure that they would adhere to the bag and stay in place once it was filled.
I wanted to add some twine to the string that was already in the bag.  I threaded the three colored pieces of twine through the same hole to match the embellishments on my bag.
Before I stuck everything down well I pulled the strings tight on the bag to see how the hearts and Valentine card would lay.
Lastly here is a photo of the completed bag with the sugar cookies that I made for my Valentine. I know that he will love them.  Hope you are inspired to start working on some Valentine's for the loved one's in  your life and that you will check out all of Lori's wonderful cut files for what is one of my favorite holidays.

Monday, December 26, 2016

Happy New Year

Anita here to share a New Year's card with you.  I used Lori's Happy New Year Phrase which you can find here in her store and here in the Silhouette store.  I used Lori's Echo Park Collection called I Love Winter to complete my New Year's Card.  
Here's a close up of the words.  I hope that everyone had a wonderful holiday and will have a great new year. 

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Last Minute Hot Cocoa Gift

Anita here with a lot minute Christmas gift that is sure to please.  I made this adorable cup for a hot cocoa packet and included a candy cane and some peppermint truffles.  This was quick to whip up and I love how festive The Twinery twine  makes the handle of my cup.  We always have every color that I need to decorate any project I am making.  You can find all these colors and more right here in The Twinery store.  
Here is a side view that shows of the pretty purples and blues of the twine.  Hope everyone has a great holiday season.

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Christmas Recipe Card Box

Anita here with a fun Christmas recipe card box which I made using several different files from Lori's store.  It is called 4X6 recipe box and you can find it here in Lori's store and here in the Silhouette store.  I hosted a cookie swap last weekend a made one of these boxes for each of the lovely ladies who participated in the swap.  The box is so easy to assemble and you can decorate it any way you want.
These are the pieces that you are going to need for the box top.  Lori labels her pieces to let you know which piece is for the inner lid and box to cover up your paper seams.  I left the note on my piece when I loved it onto to my cutting mat and then when I pulled if off after it was cut I marked on the back side with a pencil which piece was the inner piece.  It makes things so much easier.
Here are the pieces for the box itself.  
Glue together the sides of the lid.
Glue the top tabs down folded into the inside.  Then glue the side and top flaps down.
Glue lid liner into cover.
Glue top on the lid.  You are now ready to put the decorative pieces on your box.
Glue together main recipe box at sides.
Glue bottom piece onto box.  You can see that I have my note that I wrote on the piece before I took it off my  mat.
Add liner to main box with glue and you are ready to decorate your box also.
The cut file for the box comes with the divider set as well.  I also used a print and cut label called Merry Christmas Print and Cut Phrase which you can find here in Lori's store and here in the Silhouette store.  I also used a print and cut recipe card for my cookie swap.  I used my Xyron to run the pieces through to decorate the box.  You can see my label above that is still on the Xyron backing paper.  
Here is the box open with the dividers in it.  Such a sweet and fun holiday gift.  My ladies were so excited by their boxes and you can make one up quickly too.  Happy Holidays to everyone.  I made Mocha Dot cookies which everyone seemed to love.  If you want the recipe, let me know.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Lori Whitlock December Creative Team Blog Hop

Welcome to December's Lori Whitlock Creative Team hop.  I am so excited to share the Hand Sanitizer Holder Mistletoe that I created using Lori's cut file which you can find here in her store and here in the Silhouette Store.  My fellow team mates have created some lovely projects which you just have to see.  You should have come here from Kathy's blog and will next be going to Ashley's blog.  If you didn't get here in that way, feel free to start at the beginning at Lori's blog.  

Here is a side view.  This is a great stocking stuffer or small gift for someone that you want to acknowledge at this time of year.

Blog Hop Order:
 Kathy Skou >>>>> you should have come from here
Anita Mulcahey >>>>>> you are here
 Ashley Cook >>>>>>you are going here next

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Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Cookie Swap Gift Tag

Hi Anita here with a fun tag that I made using some holiday inspired twine from The Twinery.  We are highlighting our green and red twine this week.  Be sure to hop on over to the store to see wall the colors you have to choose from.tag

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Fall Thank You

We had a wonderful time at Thanksgiving and I made this card for my son and daughter-in-law with whom we spent the holiday.  I used The Twinery twine in the place of a ribbon on my card.  This was a fun one to make.  Check out The Twinery store for all your twinetastic needs.  

Here is a close of up the matching envelope.
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