Tuesday, July 14, 2020

July Lori Whitlock Blog Hop

Hi Everyone:

Welcome to the July Lori Whitlock Creative Team Blog Hop.  You should have come here from  Traci Matthews Penrod's blog and will next be going to Brandi Harding Adams' blog.  If you didn't get here in that way, you can start at the beginning at Lori's blog.
I used one of Lori's brand new 5X7 Box Card Donut Truck file.  She has several different versions and they are so cute and so easy to put together.  You can find the Donut Truck file here in Lori's store and here in the Silhouette Design store.  I used one of Lori's collections from Echo Park called All Girl in addition to some Doodlebug Petite Prints and some Bazzill cardstock.

Thanks for looking and happy hopping.

Thursday, July 9, 2020

Bible Study Journal Tutorial

Hi Everyone:
Anita here with a bible study journal that I made for my father.  He has not been able to go to bible study for various reasons over the last several months and is eager to get started back.  I made him this journal so that he could take it with him to make notes.  I used the SVG cut file from Lori's shop that is called Pray Hardest and you can find that file here in Lori's store and here in the Silhouette Design store.  I also used the file called 3 Christian crosses which you can also find here in Lori's store and here in the Silhouette Design store.  I also used one of Lori's newest Echo Park paper collections called All Boy.
Here is a photo of the materials that I used for making this journal.
I measured the journal cover and it measured 7.5" X 9.75" so I cut my front and back cardstock to that size.  I decided that I wanted the spine cover to be 2" wide so I cut that by the 9.75" length as well.  I used my Silhouette Cameo to create this project and did resize it once I measured the size that I would have available to decorate on the front of the journal.  I resized it to 8.250" X 6.767".   I used a wet adhesive on the covers because then I would be able to move the paper around until it was perfect.  I then opened the journal and trimmed with small scissors around the rounded edges of the covers.

For the pen I took the end of the pen off and took out the ink shaft.  I then measured the length that would be able to be seen when the  pen was together.  I cut my paper 1" X 3" and rolled it around a paint brush handle.  You basically just need to get it started rolling in a circle.  I then slid it into the pen shaft, put the ball point ink shaft back into the pen and screwed back on the end cap and my pen was done.  I used 2/5" diameter adhesive dots to adhere the pen to the spine of the journal.
I hope that it brings a smile to his face when he sees his new bible study journal.