Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Strawberry Jam Box Card September Blog Hop




Hello Everyone:
Welcome to the September Lori Whitlock Blog Hop.  You should have come here from Kathy Skou's lovely blog and next will be going to Brandie Harding Adams'  awesome blog.  I made this adorable Strawberry Jam Box Card using Lori's cut file which is called Box Card Strawberry Jam and can be found here in her store and here in the Silhouette store.  I used two of her wonderful Echo Park collections called I Love Summer and Forward with Faith.  These are so easy to put together.  Be sure to give one a try.


Hugs, 

Monday, September 9, 2019

Hello Friend Easel Card

Hello Everyone:
Anita here with a really fun and easy to make easel card.  It is called A2 Easel Card Hello Friend and you can find it here in the Lori Whitlock shop and here in the Silhouette Design store.  I used one of Lori's new Echo Park lines called I Love Summer.  This card will brighten my friend's day for sure.  Be sure to check out all Lori's designs for your friendship cards.
That's it for me today.  Have a crafty week. 
Hugs,


Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Camera Lovers Birthday Set


Hi Everyone:
Anita here with a really fun birthday card and camera gift box set for a photography lover who might be in your life.  My nephew takes amazing photos and I made this set for his birthday which was yesterday.  Happy Birthday MattyD.  I used Lori's A2 Shaped Box Card Camera which you can find the files for here in her store and here in the Silhouette store.  I used her SVG file called Camera Shaped Box and you can find that file here in Lori's store and here in the Silhouette store.  Lori also has a wonderful tutorial for putting together the camera shaped box which was done by one of my fellow Creative Team members, Brandie Adams which you can find here.  I used a several of Lori's wonderful Echo Park paper collections on these projects including I'd Rather be Crafting, Back to School and Easter Wishes.
That's it for me today.
Hugs,


Thursday, August 8, 2019

The Laundry Procedures

Hello:
Do you find yourself getting confused when you are doing laundry?  My husband does our laundry and he is always asking me how items need to be washed.  We have been noticing that lots of tags just have symbols and no words so it can be like a game of Clue to try to figure out the appropriate way to wash your clothes.  Lori is so smart and came up with The Laundry Procedures chart which you can find here in her store and here in the Silhouette store.  I resized mine so that I could fit it on one sheet of paper which I printed and then backed on some of Lori's fabulous Echo Park collection called I'd Rather Be Crafting.  I used some embellishments from the I Heart Crafting Echo Park line of hers as well. 
Here is a photo of where my husband hung this in our basement.  I am glad that he will have it for reference.  That's it for me today.  Hope that you are enjoying the rest of your summer.
Hugs,

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,

Thursday, April 4, 2019

3D Chocolate Bunny Box Tutorial


Hi Everyone:
Anita here with a quick and easy tutorial to create this 3D Chocolate Bunny Box.  I used Lori's cut file called 3D Chocolate Bunny Box to create this adorable Easter project.  You can find the cut file here in her store and here in the Silhouette store.  I used some of her new Echo Park line called Easter Wishes as well as one of her other lines including Sweet Baby Boy.
Here are the pieces that you will be cutting out.
This photo shows where you will be folding the box in preparation for gluing it together.

Here it is glued together most of the way.
Here is a photo from the top of the box.
This box went together so quickly and I used some adorable embellishments from Lori's Easter Wishes line to finish it off.  Have a great Easter and Happy Spring everyone.  Be sure to check out Lori's store for all your spring gift giving and celebration needs.
Hugs,


Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Easter Lip Balm Buddies


Hi Everyone:
We are traveling to see family in Wiscconsin and there are two special young ladies that I made these lip balm holders for.  They are so cute and very easy to put together.  The lamb is called EOS Lip Balm Lamb and you can find it here in Lori's store and here in the Silhouette Store.  You can find the SVG file for the Bunny here in Lori's store and here in the Silhouette Store.   I used some of Lori's new Echo Park collection called Easter Wishes.  I also used some of her older Echo Park collection, specifically Wish Upon a Star.
Lori has so many wonderful Easter and spring SVG files so be sure to check them all out.
Hugs,

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Lori Whitlock March Blog Hop





Hi Everyone:

Anita here with my project for the Lori Whitlock Creative Team March blog hop.  I made this adorable Bunny Gable box which is filled with yummy chocolate for my project.  The cut file I used is called Easter Bunny Gable Gift Box and you can find it here in Lori's store and here in the Silhouette store.  I used Lori's new Echo Park paper line called Easter Wishes as well as an older collection called Wish Upon a Star.
You should have come to my blog via Traci's wonderful blog and then going next to the amazing Brandie's blog.  If you didn't get here in that way you can always start at Lori's blog and hop from the beginning.




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Hugs,