Tuesday, July 9, 2019

July Lori Whitlock Blog Hop



Hi:

Happy July.  Don't you just love this adorable lemonade glass which folds flat so easily for mailing.  The cut file is called Box Card Lemonade Glass and you can find it here in Lori's store and here in the Silhouette store.  I used some adorable Doodlebug papers to create this card.
You should have come here from Kathy Skou's blog and next will be going to Michelle Zerull's blog.  If you didn't come here in that way you can start again at beginning at Lori's blog.




Monday, July 8, 2019

Pop Up Box Card Wedding Hearts

Hi:
Anita here with a card I made for my best friend's daughter who just got engaged.  I love the pop up box cards.  They look so cool when they are open and they fold flat to mail.  There are so many different card styles to choose from in Lori's store.  I used one of Lori's new collection called Forward with Faith from Echo Park.  You can find the cute file which is called Pop Up Box Card Wedding Hearts here in Lori's store and here in the Silhouette store.
Here is the card folded and ready to mail.  Be sure to check out Lori's store for all your summer celebration needs.
Hugs,
Anita

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Lori Whitlock June Blog Hop




 Welcome to the Lori Whitlock June blog hop.  You should have come here from the awesome Kathy Skou's blog and next will be going to the also awesome Brandie Harding Adams' blog.If you didn't get here in that way you can start again at the beginning at Lori's blog.  My mom and dad live in Florida and on Friday afternoons they have happy hour by the pool.  I made this for her to bring down her favorite beverage to enjoy.  I used vinyl to cut the shape and transfer tape to put the circle on, but not for the W as it is too fragile.  The W is lilac in color which doesn't show as well in the photo.  Here are the places where you can find the file that I used.
I plan to seal it with a waterproof sealer that Modge Podge makes. 










Thanks for looking and happy hopping.
Hugs,


Thursday, June 6, 2019

Graduation Hat Wide Mouth Topper



 Hi Everyone:
Anita here to share with you a fun tutorial to make this Graduation Hat Wide Mouth Topper.  You can find this awesome cut file here in Lori's store and here in the Silhouette store.  The Mason jars are by Ball and are 24 oz.  The opening is 3.5 inches in diameter.  Lori also has a cut file for a smaller Mason jar.

 
Here are the pieces that you will be cutting out.  I took the square shape and transformed it into a hexagon to mirror the PhD graduation cap that my best friend's daughter wore at her recent graduation.
Here is a close up of the jars for you to see what they look like.
First you are going to want to take the long tabbed strip and fold the tabs in and glue the ends together to be in the shape of a circle.
Lori always finishes her projects so nicely and the first circle is going to get glued on top of the tabs that you folded down and then while it was still wet I turned it over and glued in the second circle so you can't see those tabs.  It also helps the circle stay in the nice round shape that you want it in.
I made a tassel out of some twine in the school colors and threaded it through the hole in the larger of the two mortar board pieces.  I taped off the end underneath and trimmed it so that you couldn't see it.

I then glued the second, smaller mortar board piece over the twine tassel end.  Lastly I glued the base to the cap centering it.
Here is another photo which might be a bit easier to see the parts.  These lovely toppers slip right onto the top of the jar and are easy to get on and off for ease of the recipient getting into their treats.
That's it for me.  Thanks for looking and be sure to check out Lori's store for all your spring and early summer celebration needs.
Hugs,

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Lori Whitlock May Blog Hop


Welcome to the May 2019 Lori Whitlock blog hop.  You should have come here from  Lori Whitlock's blog and will be going to Brandie Harding Adams' blog.  If you didn't get here in that way you definitely want to start again at the beginning at Lori's blog.  Be sure to hop along to see what my fellow team members have created for you.  I made this fun candy cake using Lori's cut files for Year Banner which you can find here in her store and here in the Silhouette Store as well as Scalloped Shapes which I have used so many times over the years since I bought it.  You can find it here in her store and here in the Silhouette Store.  My daughter-in-law graduated with her MBA from The Ohio State University over the weekend after three long years of working full time and going to school part-time.  We are very proud of her.  I made this for her party and it was a hit.  
 
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That's it for me for today.  Thanks for looking and have a great day.
Hugs, 

Monday, May 6, 2019

Pop Out Card for Graduation


Hi Everyone:
It's that time of year again with so many wonderful spring and early summer celebrations that you know you will need cards and gifts for.  My daughter-in-law graduated this past weekend and I made this card to celebrate her three long years of schooling.  She earned her MBA from The Ohio State University and we couldn't be more proud of her.  I used Lori's cut file called Pop Out Card Graduation which you can find here in her store and here in the Silhouette store.
I used some fabric stiffener and recut the star out of Ohio State fabric that I had.  This card came together so easily.  I'm sure you know some graduates who would love it.

That's it for me today.  Have a great week.
Hugs,

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Lori Whitlock April Blog Hop




Happy April Everyone:

Welcome to the Lori Whitlock April blog hop.  You should have come here from the awesome Kathy Skou's blog and next will be going to the also awesome Brandie Harding Adams' blog.  You can also start at Lori Whitlock's blog at the beginning if you want to see all the team's projects.


Recently my mom was in the hospital and were unsure if she would get well.  I reached out on Facebook to my family and friends for support and my mother has turned the corner and is currently at a rehab in Florida to build back her strength.  I made this card so thank all those that reached out to me with Facebook messages, texts, phone calls and prayers.  I am blessed to have to many caring people in my life.

I used a bunch of different Echo Park paper collections of Lori's to complete this sweet card.  It is called Shaped Card Lifesaver and you can find the cut file here in Lori's store and here in the Silhouette store.  I used I Heart Crafting, Wish Upon a Star and Sweet Baby Boy and what I love so much about her Echo Park collections is that they are interchangeable with the same color hues which allows me to mix and match easily.




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Hugs,