Thursday, March 29, 2018

Flat Front Shutter Card Birthday

Hello Everyone:
Anita here with a fun and easy tutorial for the Flat Front Shutter Card Birthday which you can find here in Lori's store and here in the Silhouette Design Store.  I used one of Lori's brand new Echo Park lines called Sweet Baby Girl.  It was perfect for a soft and feminine card.
Here are all the pieces.  There are several that are small so remember to keep track of them.
I put together the pieces of the card and am glued everything down before I started folding.  It is much easier to work on the folds that way.
Your first step is to crease the fold to the right of the cake and you will be folding it so it creates a valley when you look from the top.
I held the card in my left hand and pressed gently down on the middle score line with my left hand and held it in place while I used my right hand to score it across the fold.  You will be creating a valley fold here.  As you can see the folds on the top and bottom of that section just naturally go to the way that they are supposed to be creating hill folds.
I folded up the right side of the card and used a bone folder to gently strengthen my score marks.  On the smaller pieces you will be scoring through two of the folds.
Here is a view from the top so you can see exactly what it should look like.
Lastly, here is the closed card and as you can see it lays flat and can be popped in an A2 envelope to be sent off to someone sweet.
Thanks for looking and be sure to check out Lori's shop for more great cards of this type.

Monday, March 12, 2018

Quilting Weekend Goodie Set

Happy March everyone.  I am so excited to share my project for today.  I love to sew and quilt and am going away for a long weekend with my good friends to quilt.  I made this adorable box of Lori's and used her Echo Park line called I'd Rather Be Crafting.  I also used stickers from that collection.  The handle is held on with brads from several different of her Echo Park collections.  The cut file I used for the box is called Basket with Flower and can be found here in Lori's shop and here in the Silhouette store.  I also used the bow from the Matchbox Drawer Card Bow which is here in Lori's store and here in the Silhouette store.  I cut 1/4" pieces of cardstock and wound it around a pen to achieve my curls.
I also made pie tin pincushions to give to my friends along with their spring Chex Mix.
Thanks for looking and enjoy the rest of your day.