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,


Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Lori Whitlock September Creative Team Blog Hop







Welcome to the Lori Whitlock September Creative Team blog hop.  I made this adorable back to school glue bottle card which could be given to a teacher or your favorite student.  I used Lori's cut file called School Glue Shaped Card and you can find it here in her store and here in the Silhouette Store.  I used some of her awesome Echo Park lines, specifically Celebrate Autumn and A Perfect Winter.
You should have come here from  Kathy's fabulous blog and will next be going to the awesome Brandie's  blog.  You can also start at the beginning at Lori's Blog.  





Hugs,

Monday, August 27, 2018

School Clipboard Card


Happy Monday Everyone:
Anita here with a quick and easy fun back to school card for your favorite student.  I just love how cute this is and how easy it was to put together.  The night before the first day of school I used to give my kids a card and a treat to wish them well in the coming school year.  This card would be perfect for that.  I used Lori's cut file called School Clipboard Card and you can find it here in her store as well as here in the Silhouette store.  I used her awesome new Echo Park line called Celebrate Autumn and her Perfect Princess line as well.
That's it for me today.  Be sure to check out Lori's store for all your back to school and fall card and gift giving needs.
Hugs,
Anita

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Lunch Bag Thank You Teacher

Hi Everyone:
Anita here with an adorable lunch bag teacher treat holder.  I used Lori's cut file called Lunch Bag Thank You Teacher and you can find it here in her store and here in the Silhouette Store.  I used Lori's brand new collection from Echo Park called Celebrate Autumn. I used her wood grain embossing folder to give the bag some dimension.
This was so easy to create and would fit a gift card perfectly as well as some chocolates.  A little gift to the teacher to get the year off to a great start.
I love the print and cut little chalk board that is part of this set.  Hope you have a chance to check out this cute and so easy to put together gift set as well as many other wonderful fall and back to school designs.
Hugs,

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,