Tuesday, June 8, 2021

June Lori Whitlock Creative Team Blog Hop

 


Hi Everyone:
Anita here with my card for the Lori Whitlock June Creative Team blog hop.  I made this for a friend who recently had some surgery.  You should have come here from Kathy Skou's blog and will next be going to Brandie Harding Adams' blog.  I made the A 2 Card Sunshine Get Well file which you can find here in Lori's store and here in the Silhouette Design store.  It will surely bring a smile to someone who is feeling under the weather.  



Hugs,

Thursday, May 20, 2021

Mickey Mouse First Birthday Letter Blocks for Centerpiece

Anita here with a tutorial to show you how I made Mickey Mouse letters for my grandson's first birthday party.  I used Lori's awesome files for the 3D Letters, here are the links to the O cut file in Lori's store and in the Silhouette Design store and the N cut file in her store and in the Silhouette Design store and the E cut file in her store and in the Silhouette Design store.  Lori also has a wonderful tutorial on her page which you can watch here to assist with putting the letters together.

Here are all the pieces that I cut out to make my blocks.  I used the kraft cardstock papers for assembling my letters.  I will describe what I did to create the Mickey ears at the top of the letter and cut an extra letter in the red, and cut it to fit near the bottom third of the letters.

I took my drawing tool in my Silhouette Cameo software and created a small circle that was the size that I wanted for the ears.  I copy and pasted a copy of the larger front piece from the file as I didn't want the layered look as shown in the original cut file.  Once I had all three of the letters on the mat I added two circles to each letter.  I then grouped each letter with the ears and arranged them on the mat so that they all fit.  I then sent the file to cut and selected each letter one at a time and then selected cut edge.  I sent it to my Silhouette and it came out perfect.

Thanks for looking and have a great day.

Hugs,



Tuesday, May 11, 2021

May Lori Whitlock Creative Team Blog Hop







 Hi Everyone:


Welcome to the May Lori Whitlock Creative Team Blog Hop.  You should have come here from Kathy Skou's blog and will next be going to Brandie Harding Adams' blog.  

My niece is about to graduate from high school and head off to Georgetown in the fall.  I made these projects to celebrate with her this momentous occasion.  I used Lori's SVG files including the Grad Hat Small Mouth Topper which is filled with different types of M & M's in her school colors.  You can find the file here in Lori's SVG store and here in the Silhouette store.  I also made her a Grad Year Shaped Card which you can find here in Lori's store.  Lastly, I made the Grad Photo Props D├ęcor as a fun centerpiece.  You can find that file here in Lori's store and here in the Silhouette Design store.   




Thanks for looking and have a great day.  
Hugs,


Wednesday, May 5, 2021

5X7 Shadow Box Frame Card Friends

 

Anita here with a card that I made for a dear friend who is moving away to be closer to her daughter and be in a warmer climate.  I wanted to give her a special card which reflected the importance of her friendship to me.  I made this 5X7 Shadow Box Frame Card Friends which you can find here in Lori's store and here in the Silhouette Design store.  I used one of Lori's new Echo Park Paper collections called A Slice of Summer.  This card folds flat for mailing and is sure to add some cheer to a friend's day.  

That's it for me today.  Thanks for looking and have a great day.  Be sure to check out Lori's other beautiful friendship cards.

Hugs,


Monday, April 19, 2021

Mother's Day Shaped Box Card Teapot

 

Hi Everyone:

April just seems to be flying by.  It's never too early to start making your Mother's Day cards.  Anita here with a adorable, easy to assemble A2 Shaped Box Card Teapot which you can find here in Lori's store and here in the Silhouette store.  I love that this folds flat for mailing.  It is also decorated on the back as well, which you can see from the photo below.

 

That's it for me.  Thanks for looking and have a great day.

Hugs,


Tuesday, April 13, 2021

April Lori Whitlock Creative Team Blog Hop

 





Hi Everyone:
Welcome to the Lori Whitlock Creative Team April blog hop.  You should have come here from Kathy Skou's blog and will next be going to Aimee Kidd's blog.  If you did not get here in that way, you can start at the beginning of the hop at Lori's blog.  I made Lori's Get Well Card Teacup for a friend.  You can find that file here in her store and here in the Silhouette Design store.  Be sure to hop along to see what everyone has created.




Hugs,

Thursday, March 18, 2021

Perpetual Calendar Tutorial

 

Happy Thursday Everyone:

Anita here today with a tutorial for a Perpetual Celebration Calendar.  I have a perpetual calendar which I have been using for years and wanted to replace it with something more fun and prettier.  I decided to buy a rolodex holder and found some great files in Lori's store that I used to create the pages for my calendar.  I used Memorydex Scalloped Cards and used all three included shapes.  You can find those cards  here in Lori's store and here in the Silhouette store.  Male birthdays got the rectangle shape which can be found in the 4 Cute Tags file, here in Lori's store and here in the Silhouette store.    I  used 4 Scalloped Shapes which you can find here in Lori's Store and here in the Silhouette Store, these were the date reminder tags that went on the female birthday cards.  I used the Nested Hearts file which you can find here in Lori's store and here in the Silhouette store for the anniversary cards.  Please note that each card also has an extra layer on the back of cardstock to give it a bit more stability and to help it to be more stable on the rolodex holder as it spins.

I used the Memorydex Box and Cards for the month tab cards.  You can find the Memorydex Box and Cards here in Lori's store and here in the Silhouette Store.  You can find a tutorial to make the Memorydex Box and Cards here on Lori's blog.  I also used the Month 4X6 Journaling Cards which you can find here in Lori's store and here in the Silhouette store.  I resized them to fit on the card and then cut them out.  I did my editing of this file on my Silhouette.   I decorated the cards with ephemera from my stash.

That's it for me today.  I love how this came out and now each  month I get to flip the pages to see who I will be celebrating that month.

Hugs,