Monday, July 24, 2017

Sew Happy

Happy Monday everyone.
Anita here with a quick gift that I made for a dear friend.  She is my quilting buddy and I filled this jar with goodies for her.  I used some adorable cut files from Lori's store and some of her amazing Echo Park card stock line called Perfect Princess.  The cut files that I used are called 4 Vintage Buttons and 4 Christmas Tags.  You can find the Vintage Button files here in her store and here in the Silhouette Store.  You can also find the Christmas Tag files here in the Silhouette Store.   I cut out the letters using a basic font.  Here are some views of the button not he top and the tag.  I also used Lori's Celebrate Easter line embellishments including Paper Clip Bows and Enamel Dots.
Hope you are having the best summer ever and be sure to check out Lori's files for all your summer celebration needs.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Dream Big Little One

Anita here with a quick tutorial to use some of Lori's adorable phrase files in a fun and different way.  I used the file called Dream Big Little One 2 which you can find here in Lori's wonderful shop and here in the Silhouette store.  I used files similar to these to embellish some baby onesies.  When I found this box at a craft store I knew I could make something cute with it.  I used Lori's brand new Echo Park Collection called Perfect Princess.  It is a very sweet line.
Here are the materials for this project.  I used some fun milk paint which was so soft and pretty.  I used Mod Podge at the end to seal my letters and stars and moon onto the project.
Here is a photo of the top of the box.
Here is a photo of the front of the box.  You can see how cute this paper line is.
This is a photo of the top of the box with the light on.  It runs on two AA batteries.
That's it for me today.  Be sure to check out Lori's store for this and many other amazing cut files.

Monday, June 19, 2017

Insta-cube Baby Card

Anita here with a card that Lori created that is just so easy to put together and will have the recipients saying oooh and aaaah.  I used Lori's new cut file called Insta-Cube Card Baby which you can find here in her store and here in the Silhouette Store.  She has other designs of this adorable box and has a fabulous tutorial which shows you how to put it together.  Here is the link to the tutorial on her blog.  I used Lori's new Echo Park Collection called Perfect Princess.
Here is the box with the card most of the way out.
When you pull the card all the way out of the box it pops into a cube.  You will have to watch the tutorial to see the secret on how this pops open on its own.
Here is the second side of my cube.
That's it for me today.  Thanks for looking and have a great week.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

June Lori Whitlock Blog Hop

Happy June Everyone:

Welcome to my blog and Lori Whitlock's wonderful Creative Team blog hop.  You should have come here via Kathy's blog.  If you didn't come here that way you can start at the beginning on Lori's blog.  For this month's project I needed to make a birthday card for one of my nephews.  I used Lori's A2 X Card Sailboat which you can find here in Lori's Store and here in the Silhouette Store.  I used Lori's Echo Park Collection called Go See Explore as my nephew loves boats and being on the water and this was perfect.  This card folds flat and is so easy to put together.  Lori has several different themed cards of this style that you just have to check out.  Next you will be going to Lezlye's blog.

That's it for me today.  Happy hopping and don't forget to enter to win a gift certificate to Lori's wonderful store.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

4th of July Firecracker

Anita here today with a tutorial on how to make Lori's 3D Firecracker.  You can find this file in her SVG shop here and here in the Silhouette Store.  I also used some parts of the 5X7 Box Card July 4th to add to the embellishments of my project.  You can find it here in Lori's store and here in the Silhouette Store.  I love to mix and match Lori's Echo Park collections on my projects and used I Love Winter and Go See Explore.
Here are the materials that I used for my project.
The firecracker wick is perforated so that you can fold the wick into a small square and then put it through the hole.
Next you are going to fold the tabs back and glue them to the inside of the cover of the tube.
Here is what is looks like from the front.
You are next going to fold down the tabs on the cover piece and glue them to one of the circles.  One of the extra red circles gets glued to the inside of the top to hide the tabs and glue.
Here is a photo of the stickler that I put on the edges of the wick.
You are going to repeat the process for the tube body.  This photo shows the red circle inside and I love the finished look.
Here is a close up photo of the embellishments.  I used the 4th of July circle from the box card.
That's it for me today.  This is so cute and you can fill it with candy or leave it empty and on your table for a holiday centerpiece.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Lori Whitlock Confirmation Card

Anita here with a really easy card to make that comes with an envelope and is stunning.  It is called 3D Stand Up Card:  Christian Cross and you can find it here in Lori's Silhouette Store.  It is perfect for all those first communions and confirmations that usually happen this time of year.  This is for my nephew who made his confirmation on Saturday.  I used Lori's brand new Echo Park line called Go.  See.  Explore. to create the card and embellishments.  I also used some letters from the I Love Family Alpha Sticker Set and used some of her brads from the I Love Winter and Go.  See.  Explore lines and an enamel on the card from the Go.  See.  Explore collections also.  Lori's collections all match so you are able to combine papers and embellishments for various collections to achieve the look you desire.
Here is a close up of the card.
The cut file to make the envelope is part of this set and so easy to put together.
I used a sticker from Lori's Echo Park I Love Family collection to seal the envelope closed.  That's it for me today.  Be sure to check out Lori's store and her Silhouette Store for all your spring and summer card and gift needs.Hugs,

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

May Lori Whitlock Creative Team Blog Hop

I just love how cute this Flower Bouquet Mother's Day card is.  It is so easy to put together and you can find the cut files here in Lori's store and here in the Silhouette store.  I used Lori's Echo Park Celebrate Spring and Celebrate Easter collections for this card.  I also used some of her Celebrate Easter Enamel Dots.  

You have hopefully found my blog today via the blog hop and have come here from my good friend Kathy Skou's blog.  You can start over at the beginning at Lori's blog here.  Next you will be going to         the fabulous Ashley's blog.


Thursday, May 4, 2017

Pinwheel Tutorial and Lemonade Stand Set

Anita here with a fun and really easy tutorial to make this giant pinwheel.  It is part of a whole set of goodies that I made for my nieces to have a lemonade stand.  I used Lori's Echo Park Collection called Celebrate Spring and Celebrate Easter.  The cut file that I used for the pinwheel is called 3D Double Pinwheel and you can find it here in Lori's store and here in the Silhouette Design store.  
Here is what the cut file looks like when you it open it in the Silhouette program.  You have to ungroup it as the pinwheels will only fit one to a page.
Here are the supplies that I used for the pinwheel.  You will need a hole punch that can go through the paper straw and a brad that has a long enough shank to make it through all the layers.  I used one of Lori's Echo park I Love Christmas Decorative Brads.  I placed the sides of the paper that I wanted to see most of the design of facing up.  Two sided papers work beautifully with this project as you can see some of the other side when it is put together.
I used a paper straw and punched a small hole near the top of the straw.  Paper straws come in many different colors and look so cute with the pinwheel.
The first step in putting together your pinwheel is to put the brad through the two center pieces of the pinwheel.
You put it all together by pulling gently on the center piece that has the hole in it and pushing the brad through the hole.  Keep going until you have all the holes connected through the center brad.  Then push the brad through the straw.  Depending on how thick your paper is and how long your brad shank is you may have to fuss with this a bit.  I pushed it through with the assistance of my Tim Holtz pick and then bent the shank pieces down with a knife.
You can only see one tab of the brad but they are both there just underneath one another.  Turn the pinwheel over and you should be able to separate the two pieces to fan them out and show a bit more of the paper designs.
Here is a close up of the pinwheel.  
I used a whole lot of Lori's files to create this set and just love that huge pinwheel.  Here are some close ups of the rest of the items in this set.

 Have a great day and hope you have a chance to make something pretty today.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

April Lori Whitlock Blog Hop

Welcome to the Lori Whitlock April blog hop.  Even though we have had a mild winter, March has been cold, snowy and dreary.  I am very happy that it is April.  I made this set of flowers from the Spring Flower Bundle which Lori has designed.  You can find this fabulous bundle in the Silhouette Store here.  

You should have come  here from Courtney Lee's blog and next you will be going to Lezlye's blog to see what she and the rest of the team have made to inspire you this spring.