Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Fall Thank You

We had a wonderful time at Thanksgiving and I made this card for my son and daughter-in-law with whom we spent the holiday.  I used The Twinery twine in the place of a ribbon on my card.  This was a fun one to make.  Check out The Twinery store for all your twinetastic needs.  

Here is a close of up the matching envelope.
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Monday, November 21, 2016

Christmas Gift Tag Set

Anita here with a fun holiday gift idea.  I am hosting a cookie swap and like to have some door prizes for attendees so decided to make this gift box and fill it with lots of fun tags designed by Lori Whitlock.  I used Lori's new line from Echo Park called I love Christmas.  I love everything about this adorable line.
These are some awesome print and cut files and from left to right are called:
Season's Greetings Print and Cut  (they are sold as a set) in Lori's Store and in Silhouette Store
Merry Christmas Happy New Year Wreath Print and Cut in Silhouette Store
Ho Ho Ho Merry Christmas Print and Cut  in Silhouette Store
Merry Christmas Print and Cut  in Silhouette Store

Folded Christmas Tree Tag in Lori's Shop and in Silhouette Store
Winter Tree Robin Tag in Lori's Shop and in Silhouette Store
Christmas Gift Tags in Lori's Shop and in Silhouette Store
Christmas Gift Tags Folded in Silhouette Store
Five Christmas Tags in Silhouette Store  I used some of the cut outs from other tags to decorate some of these tags.
Christmas Tags in Silhouette Store
Box full of the lovely tags.  It is called A2 Stationery Organizer with Drawer and you can find it here in Lori's Store and here in the Silhouette Store.  

That's it for me today.  Hope that you will have a great Thanksgiving if you celebrate it and a festive holiday season.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Confirmation Card

Hello Fellow Lovers of The Twinery:

Anita here with an elegant confirmation card for my nephew.  He is one of my favorite young guys and watching grow and mature over the years has been so much fun.  I used some of The Twinery's yummy new twine called Icicle.  I love how it is the perfect accent to this card and keeps it masculine.  The card is a cut file from Lori Whitlock and I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut it out and Doodlebug papers which are perfect for this card.  I know that I always reach for my twine so much more during the holiday season and think you might want to check out The Twinery store for all your holiday packaging and embellishment needs.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Glittery Car Monogram Tutorial

Hi!  Anita here with a tutorial to make your own car window monogram. This is for my daughter's car and she loves anything that is monogrammed.  I previously purchased one and it came off in the car wash.    I used Lori's Monogram Set A-Z which is a lovely file set with so many different options for your personalization needs.  You can find this file here in Lori's store and they are sold as individual letters in the Silhouette store.  Here is the Mhere is the C and the L.
There are a few supplies that you will need for your project.  You will need some kind of vinyl and transfer tape.   I chose some glitter vinyl from Cricut.  You will also need a brayer, a craft stick or scraper and a weeding tool, or pick.
Open all three files on your mat, they will likely overlap but you can move them around.
Ungroup your monogram files one set at a time.  Move the three initial groups that you want to use onto your mat.
Ungroup the desired monogram files from the remaining files and leave them on your mat.  I am using  CLM.
I  decided that I wanted to use a round monogram so I kept that file on my mat.  The other files were off to the left and messy so you can highlight them all and delete them.
I made the circle and monogram large so that I could get the placement that I wanted within the circle.  I  measured the space on her rear window which would allow for the monogram to be positioned so that the rear wiper would not touch it when in use.
I resized it to fit her window.
When you put the vinyl on your mat,  you want to use a brayer or a pizza roller to make sure that the vinyl is stuck to the mat well and will not move.
Next, select the vinyl setting for cutting on your machine and adjust your blade.  This is very important because you want it to make what is called a kiss cut which is essentially to cut through the vinyl but not the backing.  This will make more sense as we move forward.
Once your design is cut, you need to weed out the pieces of vinyl that you do not want to have in your final design.
After weeding,  cut the backing with your design on it so that you have at least 1/2" clearance on all sides.  Cut a piece of the transfer tape to the same size or slightly bigger dimension than your design piece.  Remove the liner from the transfer tape piece and gently place it over your cut image.   Use a scraper to burnish the transfer tape onto the vinyl.
Now you might be wondering why my sample above is pink and my actual monogram that I put on the window is silver. Well, things don't always work out and you might have to start again.  I worked hard at trying to burnish the pink monogram and just believe that the vinyl was old and the design was a bit intricate so it just did not work.  I moved on to plan B and it worked like a charm.
Peel the backing paper from the design,  leaving the transfer tape, with your design, sticky and exposed.  Be sure to clean the window first and then put the transfer tape with the vinyl images onto the window.  Use your scraper to make sure that it is burnished to the window.
Pull back a tiny piece of the transfer tape to make sure that the letters are sticking.  When you know they set, pull the whole piece of tape off at a 45 degree angle, slowly and carefully.  I'm so happy with this design!  I'm sure my daughter will love it!
Happy monograming.  You can monogram so many things, from clothing, to home goods, to a car window.  Lori has so many adorable files that would look so awesome in vinyl on a surface of your choice.

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

November Lori Whitlock Creative Team Blog Hop

Happy November Everyone:
I am so excited for Thanksgiving this year because we are going to Ohio to spend the holiday with my son and new daughter-in-law.  She is a fabulous cook and they have a beautiful new house for all of us to enjoy.  Much to be thankful for and to celebrate.  I made these adorable place cards using Lori's new Flexi Place Card Set.  There are ten different designs to choose from so no matter the size of your table you will be able to make it cuter with these place cards.  You can find them here in Lori's store and here in the Silhouette Store.  I used Lori's Favorite Font on my tags for the placecards and you can find the font here in her store and here in the Silhouette Store.  I also used Lori's Echo Park paper line called appropriately called I Love Family.

Welcome to our hop.  You should have come here from Courntey's blog and will next be going on to  Lezlye's blog

Don't forget to enter our giveaway for a $20. gift certificate to Lori's store.