Thursday, March 30, 2017

Tulip Easter Basket

Hello Everyone:
Anita here with a fun tutorial for putting together Lori's fun 3D Flower Tulip which you can find here in her store and her in the Silhouette Design Store.  My dear friend Kathy loves the Cadbury Cream Egg candies so I made this for her.  I bought a basket at Target and decorated it with Lori's Echo Park collection called Celebrate Easter.  I used the patterned paper for the flowers and leaves and the stickers and enamel dots to decorate the basket.  Such a cute collection.
Here are the items that you are going to need for your project.  I also used some florists foam which i cut fit into the basket, Zip Dry adhesive and some scotch tape and  you will need a pair of wire cutters.
You will want to fold your flower pieces so that the fold makes a valley on the flower petal.
Glue two pieces together on the right side of one and the left side of the next petal.
I added a third petal and then got ready to add the wire.
I made my wire 16 inches long and then folded it in half.  I know that the flowers were two inches tall and that the basket had foam and needed a 2 inch clearance to reach the top of the basket.  I added four inches to allow for them to stand up and that is how I arrived at the 16"long, 8" folded measurement.
I flipped the tulip petal group over and taped on the wire.  This seemed to hold better than glue along.
I kept adding tulip petals until I had used all five meant for each tulip and you can see this one done with the wire ready to be wrapped.
Lori used flower tape on her tulip stem and I decided to use washi tape which had the same pattern as the leaves.  I wrapped the whole stem to the bottom.
Once I finished wrapping the stem I added one leaf at a time with some wet adhesive and nestled the second leaf into the first.
I then wrapped some washi tape around the bottom of the leaves to hide where they came out of the stem.
Here is a close up of the basket with my completed flowers in them.  They were so quick and easy to make.  I hope that you have a chance to check out Lori's store to see what other adorable Easter items she has created.
Hugs,
Anita

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Lori Whitlock March blog hop


Happy almost St. Patrick's Day everyone.  Next to Christmas and Valentine's Day with a last name of Mulcahey you can imagine how much I love this holiday.  I made this tin for my daughter to give to her boyfriend for the holiday.  I used the cut file called Lucky Me I Have You  which you can find here in Lori's Store and it is bundled with a Kiss Me I'm Irish cut file and here in the Silhouette Store and 5 Clover Shamrocks (2) which you can also find in Lori's store and here in the Silhouette Store.  I love all the fun tins that you can get at the Target Dollar spot.  So much fun to decorate with Lori's amazing cut files.
Welcome to our March blog hop.  You should have come here from Courtney Lee's blog and you will next be going to
Ashley Cook's blog.  You can start at the beginning at Lori's blog.






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Monday, March 6, 2017

St. Patrick's Day

Hi Everyone:
Anita here with a card that I just fell in love with.  These pop up box cards of Lori's are so cute and so easy to put together.  You can find this file called Pop Up Box Card St. Patrick's Truck here in Lori's store and here in the Silhouette Store.  I made this for my son and daughter-in-law as he has and loves his truck.  I used several of Lori's Echo Park Collections to complete my card.  I used Happiness is Homemade, Celebrate Easter, I Love Winter, Celebrate Spring and some cloud stickers from the Celebrate Spring collection and those adorable enamel dots from Celebrate Easter.
This is how the card looks half way open.  The dimension is so cool on these cards.
Here it is complexly flat.  Also, Lori has a wonderful, quick video tutorial on how to put these cards together on her blog.  Hope you have a great St. Patrick's Day and be sure to check out all the fun cut files Lori has to celebrate the wearin' O the Green.  
Hugs,
Anita

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Happiness is Homemade Gift Box

Anita here with a quick and easy tutorial to put together Lori's Matchbox Drawer Card Cooking.  You can find the cut files here in Lori's store and here in the Silhouette Design Store.  This is such a cute little box and you can fit many little treats in it.  This would be a great thank you gift for a good deed done.
Here are the pieces.  I cut one extra of the rectangles because I wanted my box top to use the lovely Happiness is Homemade Echo Park paper line that Lori designed.  I also used one of the die cut cardstock pieces from the matching Ephemera kit. I love to bake so this line was made for me.
Here is  the box piece.  You are going to want to fold it on the score lines and glue it together.  It is easiest to glue the tabs in place first and then glue down the ends as you will see in the photos below.


Here the box is done.
Fold the outer wrap for the box on the perforation lines and glue the tab to the end of the strip.

Here are the pieces for the card top.
You are going to want to fold in half  the 3" piece of ribbon and put it between the two layers of paper when you glue the inner piece inside the card.
You can see where I put the Die Cut from the Happiness is Homemade Echo Park Collection by Lori.  It's so cute.
Here is a view of the slide for the box.
And here we have the completed pieces.  This box went together very quickly and Lori has so many different designs for many occasions to choose from.  Lastly, you will embellish your box with the cute baking tools that are part of this cut file.  Hope you have a chance to get creative today.
Hugs,

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Lori Whitlock February Blog Hop







Hi Everyone:
Welcome to Lori Whitlock's February blog hop.  How fun to actually be hopping on Valentine's Day. I made a couple of projects for my sweetie and they are so easy to put together that you still have time to make something for the special people in your life.  The above card is called Stacking Card Cross Stitch Heart and you can find it here in Lori's shop and here in the Silhouette Store.  I also used Love Valentine's Word for the front of my card and you can find that here in the Silhouette Store.  I loved the sentiment that I put inside the card and it is called Madly, Truly, Deeply Phrase and you can find it here in the Silhouette Store.
I love to sew and quilt and love opportunities to combine my two crafting passions.  I stitched a heart with twine following the cross stitch pattern.  Looks cool and didn't take long at all.
I hope that you came here from Courtney's blog and if you didn't you should go to Corri's blog and start at the beginning.  You will be going to Lezlye's blog from mine.  Here is the blog hop order:

Traci Penrod 
Kathy Skou 
Courtney Lee
Anita Mulcahey - - - > > > you are here
Lezlye Lauterbach - - - > > > you are going here next
Ashley Cook
Tya Smith

This lovely print and cut file is called Valentine Coupon Book 2 and can be found here in Lori's store and here in the Silhouette store.  


Here is a shot of some of the inside coupon pages.  This will be fun to give to my honey.






That's it for me today.  Happy Valentine's Day and happy hopping.
Hugs,
Anita

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.
Hugs,
Anita

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Valentine Gift Bag and Goodies

Hi:
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.
Hugs,
Anita