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.


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.

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.

Monday, February 3, 2020

Print & Cut Valentine Gnomes

Hi Everyone:
Anita here with a fun and cute print and cut Valentine set for a dear friend of mine.  I used Lori's Print & Cut Valentine Gnomes SVG file which you can find here in her store and here in the Silhouette store.  I ungrouped the Valentines and used sticker paper to make the matching stickers which she can use to seal the envelopes.  This set will be a great gift and would be great for classroom Valentine's as well.  Below you can see the three Valentines that are included in the file and the two different sticker types that I made.  I used Silhouette sticker paper but there are many other brands out there.
That's it for me today.  Have a great day.

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

January Lori Whitlock Blog Hop

Welcome to the January Lori Whitlock Creative Team Blog Hop.

You should have started at Lori's blog and then gone to Traci Matthews Penrod's blog before coming to my blog.  After my blog you will be going to Brandie Harding Adams' blog.  You can always start at the beginning if you missed anything along the way.

I made this adorable Heart Window Treat Wrap and filled it with some cute conversation hearts.  You can find this file here in Lori's store and here in the Silhouette store.  Be sure to visit Lori's store for all your winter and early spring gifting needs.
I just found out about Lori's Pattern Fill sets.  I used her pattern fill set called Kiss Me.  You can find it here in her store.  I downloaded it, opened it on my Silhouette and then printed it to use on my project.  She has so many options to choose from.  Be sure to check them out in her store.  

Monday, January 13, 2020

Pop Up Card Valentine Sewing

Happy Monday Everyone:
Hope that your new year is off to a great start.  My second favorite holiday after Christmas is Valentine's Day.  I adore everything about celebrating all the wonderful people and things in life that make it wonderful for you.  Of course, there is chocolate too which is a great bonus.
I have a group of great friends that I sew with so decided to make a sewing themed Valentine for each lady.  I used Lori's SVG file called Pop Up Card Valentine Sewing and you can find it here in Lori's store and here in the Silhouette store.  I got the bundle that Lori sells as I fell in love with all of them.  You can find the bundle here.
Did  you know that Lori has fill papers in her store?  This was my first time using these files.  I just downloaded the file and opened and printed them from my Silhouette software.  For this card I use Be My Valentine and you can find that set here in Lori's store.  I used patterns numbered 4, 5, 6, 10, 11 and 12.  I also used Lori Whitlock Pattern Fill Textured Solids which you can find here in her store.  Be sure to check out all the different fill paper options that Lori has.

That's it for me.  Have a great week.

Thursday, December 12, 2019

Gatefold Wreath Card Tutorial

Hello Everyone:
I hope that everyone is enjoying the most magical time of the year.  I have a tutorial for all of you today on how to put together Lori's Gatefold Wreath Card.  I love Lori's Gatefold cards and even used one of hers to make all the wedding invitations for my son and daughter-in-law.  They are so elegant and so easy to put together.  You can find this Gatefold Wreath Card file here in Lori's store and here in the Silhouette store.  I used one of Lori's new Echo Park Paper collections called My Favorite Christmas.  
Here is a photo of the cut file pieces.
Here are the card pieces folded along their score lines. You don't have to glue together the overlapping ends of the bow, but given that this is on a card, I glued them together.  Next I glued on the ribbon part of the bow and lastly glued down the center piece using a tiny bit of glue on both sides of the bow.
I slipped the band on the folded card and added some elbellishments which are a wonderful part of this collection.
Here is the last photo which is a close up of the embellishments.
That's it for me today.  Have a great day and be sure to check out Lori's gatefold card cut files.