Monday, January 30, 2017

Snow, Sparkle and Shine Card

Anita here on this list Monday in January with an A2 Stacking Card Base Snowflake card which Lori Designed.  Isn't it just so cute?  I used this cut file from her store and you can also find it here in the Silhouette Store.  I used Lori's Echo Park line called I Love Winter for this card.  I love how sweet all the items that are part of this collection are.  I applied some of her matching brads and a sticker from this collection to finish off my card.
I did not pop up my layers but you certainly could to give it some more depth and dimension.
That's it for me today.  I hope that everyone has a great day and be sure to check out this card cut file as well as so many other wonderful designs when you visit Lori's store or the Silhouette Store.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Valentine Gift Bag and Goodies

Anita here with an easy and fun Valentine project that I created for my husband.  My daughter bought some items on Etsy and they came in this awesome cotton bag which I just knew I needed to repurpose.  
Here are the materials that I used for my project in addition to some twine.  I used Printable Fabric from Cricut which is adhesive back and very easy to use.
I used two different files for this project.  The Valentine's above are from a file called 3 Valentine's Cards and you can find them here in the Silhouette Store.  I also used 2 Doily Hearts which you can find here in Lori's SVG Store and here in the Silhouette Store.  I love using the print and cut feature because you are able to print exactly what you see and then cut it out perfectly.  Don't forget to add  your registration marks to your mat before you print so your machine will know where the cut lines are.
Make sure to position your printed cotton canvas fabric in the top left hand corner of your mat as you can see from the photo above.
Here is what mine look like after they are cut out.  My printer was a little wonky and made some lines in the canvas.  I would suggest printing one on paper as a sample before putting in your canvas.
After I cut out the Doily Hearts I ran them through my Xyron to put strong adhesive on the back.  I wanted to make sure that they would adhere to the bag and stay in place once it was filled.
I wanted to add some twine to the string that was already in the bag.  I threaded the three colored pieces of twine through the same hole to match the embellishments on my bag.
Before I stuck everything down well I pulled the strings tight on the bag to see how the hearts and Valentine card would lay.
Lastly here is a photo of the completed bag with the sugar cookies that I made for my Valentine. I know that he will love them.  Hope you are inspired to start working on some Valentine's for the loved one's in  your life and that you will check out all of Lori's wonderful cut files for what is one of my favorite holidays.