Tuesday, September 13, 2022

September 2022 Lori Whitlock Creative Team Blog Hop

Hello Everyone:
It's time for the September Lori Whitlock Creative Team blog hop.  I made Lori's 5X7 Box Card House Happy Autumn (SVG, Silhouette).  It even comes with an envelope which you can see in the photos.  You should have come here from Traci Matthews Penrod's blog and will next be going to  Ashley Cook's blog.  For this projects I used several of Lori's Echo Park Paper collections including Endless Summer, Let's Go Anywhere, Farmer's Markert and Fun on the Farm.  Be sure to check out these new box card houses.  They are so wonderful and easy to put together.





Hugs,

Monday, September 12, 2022

Get Well Wishes

 Anita here with a fun get well card and small gift for a loved one.  I used Lori's Get Well Tissue Wrap Espresso for a family member who is very dear to me and having some surgery.  This is so easy to make and I know that she will love it.  You can find Lori's files for this project here (SVG, Silhouette).  She also has many other different styles so you are sure to find one that you like.  I used one of Lori's Echo Park Paper collections called Farmer's Market.

Thanks for looking and have a great day.

Hugs,

Anita

Thursday, August 11, 2022

Crafty Tutorial with Lori's SVG's and Twine


Where is the summer going?  I can hardly believe that we are in the second week of August.    I fell in love with Lori's Box Card Coconut Drink (SVGSilhouette).  I used some of Lori's Echo Park Paper collections including Wish Upon a Star and Endless Summer. I used a bendy straw and two sided tape on the straw to adhere the twine.  Next, I glued the bent straw to the straw that is part of the card SVG.  It worked perfectly with the shape that the straw was already cut out in the SVG file.  There are so many ways to kick your creations up a notch and I was happy to share this one with you today.  
 
Here is a photo of the card flat and ready for mailing.
Thanks for looking and have a great day. Hugs,




 

Tuesday, August 9, 2022

August Lori Whitlock Creative Team Blog Hop


Anita here with a fun mermaid card that just spoke to my soul.  I made two to send to two of my friends.  Lori's file is called Pop Up Box Card Mermaid 2 (SVGSilhouette) and I used some of her Echo Park Paper collections including Wish Upon a Star, Endless Summer and All About a Girl.  You should have come here from  Lori's blog and will next be going to Brandie Harding Adams' blog.

Here the card is folded flat for mailing.


Thanks for looking and have a great day.
Hugs,










Thursday, July 14, 2022

Layered Heat Transfer Vinyl Tutorial

  Anita here with a fun and easy tutorial on how to apply layered iron on heat transfer vinyl to your projects.  My daughter got engaged recently and I wanted to make her a fun t shirt to wear.  I used Lori's SVG including Hand Lettered Bride and Groom (SVG, Silhouette) and Wedding Rings Card (SVG, Silhouette).  I prewashed the shirt first and gave it a good press.

Here are the pieces that I cut out of Vinyl.

Here are the pieces laid out on the t shirt for placement.

I removed all the pieces from the t shirt except for the gold ring.  I lightly pressed that down at 315 degrees for 30 seconds.  You have to work from the bottom most design piece and build your way up.  I have a Cricut Easy Press and if you don't have one you can use a regular iron.  The wool, silk and polyester settings on a standard iron are at around 300 degrees so if using a regular iron I would just increase the time a little bit.

Once the item was cool to the touch, I peeled off the protective plastic over the design.  Next, I put on the white layer which is the background for the stone.  I again pressed that down at 315 degrees for 30 seconds.  I then removed the  plastic layer from that piece once it was cool to the touch as well.

 Lastly, I applied the top of the diamond stone and adhered that in the same manner.  Once it had cooled to the touch I removed the plastic topping from the stone.

Next, I laid out the bride word and the decorative swirl.  I like to put it where I think I want it to be and lightly press one edge to make sure that it did not move when I adhered the last two pieces.  I pressed the bride and swirl for 30 seconds at 315 degrees and there was some overlap with the ring and it did not cause any issues.  After waiting for it to cool, I peeled the last two plastic protective layers off, flipped the shirt over and pressed the back for 15 seconds.

I find that these t shirts are best cleaned and dried inside out and that they design holds up well. That's it for me today.  Have a great day.

Hugs,

Tuesday, July 12, 2022

July Lori Whitlock Creative Team Blog Hop

 Happy July:

Hope that your summer is off to a great start.  It's time for the July Creative Team blog hop from Lori Whitlock.  You should have come here from Traci Matthews Penrod's blog and will next be going to    Brandie Harding Adam's blog.  I made Lori's Pop Up Box Card House (SVG, Silhouette) and used one of Lori's Echo Park Paper collections called Fun on the Farm.  I changed the sentiment to say congrats on your new home.







Hugs,


Tuesday, June 14, 2022

Lori Whitlock June Creative Team Blog Hop




Happy June Everyone.  It's time for the Lori Whitlock Creative Team blog hop.  I have wedding fever as my daughter just got engaged and I am so excited for her and her fiancĂ©.  This lovely file is called Floating Easel Card Wedding (SVG, Silhouette).  Be sure to check out all of Lori's floating easel cards.  They are so easy to put together and she even has a tutorial for it on her blog.  You should have come here from Traci Matthews Penrod 's blog and will next be going to  Aimee Kidd's blog.

Here is the card folded flat for mailing.




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Thanks for looking and have a great day.

Hugs,

Monday, June 13, 2022

Box Card Toaster

 

Hi Everyone:

Anita here with an adorable box card from Lori's wonderful assortment of cards in her store.  It is called Box Card Toaster (SVG, Silhouette).  I'll bet you have at least one person in your life who you would be toast without.  I made two cards and sent them off to two special ladies.  I added a layer for peanut butter and jelly.  The card folds flat for mailing and is just so cute.

Thanks for looking and have a great day.

Hugs,

Anita

Thursday, May 19, 2022

Box Card Tractor Tutorial

Anita here with a fun card tutorial to put together Lori's Box Card Tractor (SVG, Silhouette).  I made this for my grandson and used John Deere type colors as my inspiration.

Here are the pieces that I cut.  Because I wanted my tractor to be yellow and green I cut extra pieces of the inner part of the box card with the seat and the engine and also the end covering pieces.  I then trimmed them to fit and glued them on.

 I folded the grey tractor card base on the score lines and glued the tab in place.  I then put the tires together.

This photo shows how I put on the extra piece on the insert that goes in the middle of the card.

Here is a photo of the card lying flat all ready to be mailed off.  

Thanks for looking and have a great day.

Hugs,

Tuesday, May 10, 2022

May Lori Whitlock Creative Team Blog Hop


It's time already for the Lori Whitlock May Creative Team blog hop.  I made Lori's Impossible Card Spring Flowers and you can find the files here (SVG, Silhouette).  Be sure to check out all the wonderful spring season celebration cards that Lori has in her SVG store.  She also has a tutorial on her blog for assembling these cards which you can find here.  
I used some of Lori's new Echo Park Paper collections called Our Little Princess.   It is so soft and pretty and so perfect for a springy card. You should have come here from Traci Matthews Penrod's blog and will next be going to Brandie Harding Adams' blog.



Hugs,

Monday, April 18, 2022

French Door Easel Card Spring

 

Happy Spring Everyone:

Anita here with a new style card that Lori created recently that is just so lovely and perfect to send off some spring cheer.  It is called French Door Easel Card Spring (SVG, Silhouette).  She has many different styles so be sure to check them all out.  I used two of her newest Echo Park Paper collections including Our Little Princess and Endless Summer.  This card folds flat for mailing and has a nice space inside for written sentiments.

Here it is folded flat for mailing.

Above you can see the card open with a large space to write a lovely note.  Thanks for looking and have a great day.

Hugs,


Tuesday, April 12, 2022

Lori Whitlock Creative Team April Blog Hop


Happy April Everyone:
Welcome to the Lori Whitlock April Creative Team blog hop.  I made this adorable Box Van Card Easter Egg for my adorable almost two year old grandson who is obsessed with cars and trucks.  You can find the files here (SVG, Silhouette).  I used some of  Lori's Echo Park Paper collections including a new one called Endless Summer and an older one called Our Wedding.  You should have come here from Kathy Skou 's blog and will next be going to Brandie Harding Adams' blog.  




Hugs,