Tuesday, May 12, 2020

May Lori Whitlock Blog Hop

 
Hi Everyone:

Happy May.  Welcome to the Lori Whitlock Creative Team May Blog Hop.  You should have come here from Kathy Skou's blog and will next be going to  Brandie Harding Adams' blog.  If you didn't arrive here in that way, you can always start at the beginning at Lori's blog, you don't want to miss all the pretty things my team mates have made.  I made Lori's new Double Slider Card Birthday Dog which you can find here in her store and here in the Silhouette Design store.  Lori also has a wonderful tutorial on her blog and on You Tube which you can find here.  I used some Doodlebug Petite Prints for this card.  It is for a sweet woman who has a black and white dog.

These photos show the card closed, ready to be mailed off; the second photo shows it with the pull tab extended and the third shows the inside of the card.


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

Thursday, May 7, 2020

Lori Whitlock Teacup Explosion Box Mother's Day Tutorial

Hi Everyone:
Anita here with a tutorial for Lori's Explosion Box Teacup card for Mother's Day.  You can find this file here in her store and here in the Silhouette Design store.  I used Lori's new Echo Park collection called All Girl.  This card makes such a stunning statement and Lori has several other explosion box designs as well.
I made extra flowers and used two to put on top of my box.
Here is a photo of the box when it has exploded open.  It's just so pretty.
Here are the pieces that I cut out.  I ended up cutting out extra flowers and cut two more extra square panels, one I put under the tea cup and one in the box lid.
I put the inside of the box together and the cover as well.  I would recommend that if you are planning to put gift cards in the pockets that you put the card in and then put the pocket where you need it to be so that it will close nicely.  I popped  up the hearts and the messages for Mom.
These are the pieces for the saucer for the teacup.
These are the pieces for the teacup itself.
These are the handle pieces for the teacup.
Starting at the top left I took photos of the process of putting together the teacup.  There is a tab on one end of the cup piece and you glue just up to the tab.  I used wet glue for the best hold.  I then took the smaller perforated circle and glued it into the bottom of the teacup.  Next, I glued on the handle to the teacup.  Bending both tabs and using wet glue again for the best hold.  Similarly there is a tab on one end of the saucer which you need to glue together.  Then I attached the larger perforated circle to the back of the saucer.   Once everything was good and dry I adhered the teacup to the center of the saucer.
I then started rolling my flowers.  I just love doing this and had fun.  There are so many different ways to roll the flowers.  I have photos where I started rolling one flower with a skewer to get it going in a round shape and another one where I used a flower roller which I bought a long time ago.  My fellow Creative Team member, Corri Garza has a tutorial on rolling flowers on Lori's blog which you can find here.  I used leftover Easter grass to fill my cup so that the flowers would stay in.  I was planning to just cut my own green paper if I didn't have any grass.  Thank you so much for looking and have a great day.  Happy Mother's Day to all the Mothers out there and very special wishes to a certain mom to be.
Hugs,
Anita

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

April Lori Whitlock Blog Hop






Welcome to the April Lori Whitlock blog hop.  As we are all dealing with the challenges of social distancing and trying to keep our families healthy, I have been looking forward to Spring.  I made this Sliding Shadow Box Card Paris which you can find here in Lori's store and here in the Silhouette Design store.  I used a sentiment from another of Lori's cut files called Iris Shutter Card Fishbowl, which you can find here in Lori's store and here in the Silhouette Design store.
You should have come here from Kathy Skou's blog and will next be going to Brandie Harding Adams' blog.  If you didn't get here in that way then you can start at the beginning on Lori's blog. The card folds flat to 5X7 for mailing. I used Lori's new collection from Echo Park Paper called All Girl.  Such a pretty line for girls and spring projects.  Sending this off to a good friend of mine who loves Paris.



That's it for me today.  Thanks for looking and hopping and stay healthy.  Hugs,

Monday, April 6, 2020

Box Card Easter Flower

Hi Everyone:
Anita here from MA where we are practicing social distancing and trying to help end this pandemic.  My creative endeavors have kept me going while having to be at home so much.  Lori has lots of wonderful cut files that you can easily whip up to bring some joy to a friend or loved one.  I created this Box Card Easter Flower which was so easy to put together and as you can see in the second photo, folds flat for mailing.  You can find this cut file here in Lori's shop and here in the Silhouette Design store.  I used some of Lori's Echo Park collections including her newest ones called All Boy and All Girl.  I also used My Favorite Christmas, My Favorite Winter and Easter Wishes.  
Thanks for looking and have a great day.
Hugs,
Anita

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

March Lori Whitlock Creative Team Blog Hop





Hi Everyone:
Welcome to the Lori Whitlock March blog hop.  You should have come here from  Kathy Skou's blog and will next be going to  Brandie Adams's blog.  I made this fun set of Shadow Box Sewing cards.  They can be found in a bundle here in Lori's store and here separately in the Silhouette Design store.  The first one on the left is called Shadow Box Card Scene Homemade and the middle one is called Shadow Box Card Scene Bobbin and the far right one is called Shadow Box Card Scene Sewing.  I used some fun Doodlebug papers to complete these projects.





































This photo shows the card laying flat.



Hugs,

Thursday, March 5, 2020

St. Patrick's Day Pop Up Box Card Jar Shaker Tutorial



Anita here with a tutorial to make Lori's lovely cut file for the Pop Up Box Card St. Patrick's Jar into a shaker card.  You can find this file here in her shop and here in the Silhouette store.
   
Here is a photo of the parts of the card after I cut them out.  I cut a piece of overhead projector plastic the same size as the jar.  I also used the rectangle shape tool to cut out the center of my green plaid jar top piece for the window.  I also cut a jar out of black and trimmed it even with the top of the band so that you could see the details in the jar cover.
Those are shown glued down in this photo.

Next, I took the jar outline piece and used foam tape to create both height and space for the shaker materials as you can see from the photo below.



I then started to assemble the card which is very easy to put together.  I tend to use a wet adhesive as at first it is forgiving and you can move the pieces around a bit and then it holds better than regular adhesive.  I lined up the pieces and then closed the card to make sure everything was where I wanted it.  Here are some photos of the card with the pieces ready to be adhered onto the card and with all the pieces on it.  I filled my shaker with extra shamrocks from the cut file and some sequins.  I love how festive it is.  

Lastly here is a photo of the card when it is closed.  Lori has many wonderful St. Patrick's Day files which you can whip up quickly to brighten someone's day.  Thanks for looking and have a great day.
Hugs,
Anita


Tuesday, February 11, 2020

February Blog Hop



Hi Everyone:

Happy Tuesday.  It is time for the February blog hop.  You should have come here from Kathy Skou's blog and will be next going to  Brandie Harding Adams' blog.  If you didn't come here in that way, you can start at the beginning at Lori's blog.   This month I created Lori's Light Up Card Dog and used some of her Echo Park collection called My Favorite Christmas.  You can find the SVG file as well as the You Tube video link here in her store and the file here in the Silhouette store.  All the supplies are listed in her store on that page with links to purchase them as well.

Here is a photo with the light button being pushed.  Such a fun card.  The directions are easy to follow and once you have the supplies you can put together this stunning card.

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