Thursday, February 23, 2017

Happiness is Homemade Gift Box

Anita here with a quick and easy tutorial to put together Lori's Matchbox Drawer Card Cooking.  You can find the cut files here in Lori's store and here in the Silhouette Design Store.  This is such a cute little box and you can fit many little treats in it.  This would be a great thank you gift for a good deed done.
Here are the pieces.  I cut one extra of the rectangles because I wanted my box top to use the lovely Happiness is Homemade Echo Park paper line that Lori designed.  I also used one of the die cut cardstock pieces from the matching Ephemera kit. I love to bake so this line was made for me.
Here is  the box piece.  You are going to want to fold it on the score lines and glue it together.  It is easiest to glue the tabs in place first and then glue down the ends as you will see in the photos below.


Here the box is done.
Fold the outer wrap for the box on the perforation lines and glue the tab to the end of the strip.

Here are the pieces for the card top.
You are going to want to fold in half  the 3" piece of ribbon and put it between the two layers of paper when you glue the inner piece inside the card.
You can see where I put the Die Cut from the Happiness is Homemade Echo Park Collection by Lori.  It's so cute.
Here is a view of the slide for the box.
And here we have the completed pieces.  This box went together very quickly and Lori has so many different designs for many occasions to choose from.  Lastly, you will embellish your box with the cute baking tools that are part of this cut file.  Hope you have a chance to get creative today.
Hugs,

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Lori Whitlock February Blog Hop







Hi Everyone:
Welcome to Lori Whitlock's February blog hop.  How fun to actually be hopping on Valentine's Day. I made a couple of projects for my sweetie and they are so easy to put together that you still have time to make something for the special people in your life.  The above card is called Stacking Card Cross Stitch Heart and you can find it here in Lori's shop and here in the Silhouette Store.  I also used Love Valentine's Word for the front of my card and you can find that here in the Silhouette Store.  I loved the sentiment that I put inside the card and it is called Madly, Truly, Deeply Phrase and you can find it here in the Silhouette Store.
I love to sew and quilt and love opportunities to combine my two crafting passions.  I stitched a heart with twine following the cross stitch pattern.  Looks cool and didn't take long at all.
I hope that you came here from Courtney's blog and if you didn't you should go to Corri's blog and start at the beginning.  You will be going to Lezlye's blog from mine.  Here is the blog hop order:

Traci Penrod 
Kathy Skou 
Courtney Lee
Anita Mulcahey - - - > > > you are here
Lezlye Lauterbach - - - > > > you are going here next
Ashley Cook
Tya Smith

This lovely print and cut file is called Valentine Coupon Book 2 and can be found here in Lori's store and here in the Silhouette store.  


Here is a shot of some of the inside coupon pages.  This will be fun to give to my honey.






That's it for me today.  Happy Valentine's Day and happy hopping.
Hugs,
Anita

Monday, January 30, 2017

Snow, Sparkle and Shine Card

Anita here on this list Monday in January with an A2 Stacking Card Base Snowflake card which Lori Designed.  Isn't it just so cute?  I used this cut file from her store and you can also find it here in the Silhouette Store.  I used Lori's Echo Park line called I Love Winter for this card.  I love how sweet all the items that are part of this collection are.  I applied some of her matching brads and a sticker from this collection to finish off my card.
I did not pop up my layers but you certainly could to give it some more depth and dimension.
That's it for me today.  I hope that everyone has a great day and be sure to check out this card cut file as well as so many other wonderful designs when you visit Lori's store or the Silhouette Store.
Hugs,
Anita

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Valentine Gift Bag and Goodies

Hi:
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.
Hugs,
Anita

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. 
Hugs,
Anita 

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Last Minute Hot Cocoa Gift

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Hi:
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.  
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Here is a side view that shows of the pretty purples and blues of the twine.  Hope everyone has a great holiday season.
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Hugs,

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.
Hugs,