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.  


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.

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.

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.

Monday, June 18, 2018

Ooh, La, La Birthday

Happy Monday Everyone:
I have a dear friend who has a birthday coming up and she loves Paris so I made this sweet birthday card for her.  I used Lori's file called Pop Up Box Card Eiffel Tower Birthday and you can find it here in her store and here in the Silhouette store.  It is so easy to put together and Lori has tutorials for her pop up box cards.
This showed the card folded flat.  It slips nicely into the envelope. Be sure to check out all the different Pop Up Box cards Lori has.

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Flag Day Banner Tutorial

Hi Everyone:
Happy Flag Day.  Anita here with a banner that you can use for Flag Day as well as for the Fourth of July, Memorial Day and any other day that you want to celebrate our great country.  I used several different cut files of Lori's to create this banner.
Happy Birthday Banner - 2            Lori's Store          Silhouette Store
Layered Pinwheel                                                            Silhouette Store
3D Lori Whitlock Spiral Flower     Lori's Store          Silhouette Store
5X7 Box Card 4th of July                 Lori's Store          Silhouette Store
American Flag                                                                   Silhouette Store
3D USA D├ęcor Blocks                        Lori's Store         Silhouette Store
I love mix and matching Lori's cut files to create new projects.  I am going to show you how I prepared the fabric for cutting in my Silhouette machine.  Here are the supplies that I used for this project.  Terial Magic is a wonderful product that comes in a spray bottle and you can get it on Amazon or at your local quilt shop.  I sprayed the fabric liberally and checked the back side to make sure that it was soaked on both sides.  I hung them up on my shower rod as you have to let them drip to just damp.  Put something under where you hang the fabric so that it doesn't make a mess.  It's sticky, and rubber gloves might have been helpful to use as well.
Here is a photo of the fabric as I was in the process of ironing it.  You can see the bottom left looks still darker and wet and the right part is done and the fabric feels like paper.  I ironed my fabric on a towel to absorb any extra of the Terial Magic Fabric Stabilizer.
You can see how this fabric stands up once it is ironed.
I used the strong grip mat from Cricut and a brayer to make sure that the fabric didn't move.  You will want to slow down your cutter in addition to choosing fabric as your material to be cut.
I laid out the blocks to see how they would look and switched around the banners and embellishments.
Earlier in the week on Tuesday we had our June blog hop and I have included a photo with the quilt block centerpiece and the banner that I made.  I am going to put this out for the 4th of July.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Lori Whitlock June Blog Hop

Hi Everyone:

Can you believe it is already June.  Welcome to Lori's June Creative Team blog hop.  I used Patriotic Quilt cut file by Paige Taylor Evans and you can find that block here in Lori's store and here in the Silhouette Store.  I will be doing a tutorial on Thursday for another fun patriotic project and will show you how I stiffened my fabric and cut it out with my Silhouette.  Be sure to come back then. 

You should have come here from Kathy'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. 

That's it for me today, be sure to check out Lori's store for all your summer crafting and celebrating needs.  Also come back on Thursday for my tutorial.