Today I am sharing two cards that I made with Lori Whitlock's Ornate Pull Out Cards. I used numbers 1 and 4 today but the others are super fun too. You can see more pictures and information about them on Lori's blog.
Thanks for stopping by. Here are the supplies that I used to create my cards.
I'm going to let the pictures do the talking today. If you would like more information about either the card box or the card, click on over to Lori Whitlock's blog and you will see a few instructions about how I created them or , as always, please feel free to leave your questions in the comment section. I'll get right back to you!
This week on the Petaloo blog and Petaloo Facebook Page you will see some beautiful projects created by the designers for a special team up with Simple Stories. There is also a chance to win $150.00 in Petaloo and Simple Stories products.
To learn more about my project and to see more closeup pictures please stop by the Petaloo blog here. I really enjoyed working with all of these lovely products and hope that you will be inspired too.
Well, I'm a bit late with my blog post but you still have time to hop on over to the Petaloo blog and comment to win!
I already had a post schedule for Tuesday so I had to wait until today to tell you about the team up with Petaloo and Bella Blvd.
We are having a party all week at the Petaloo blog, sharing projects for birthdays. Home decor, gifts and gift bags, cards, anything to do with birthdays. The Bella Blvd design team is also sharing their birthday projects using Petaloo flowers too so you'll want to stop by their blog as well for more inspiration and of course more chances to win.
So I am going to share a little sneak peek with you here so you'll have even more of an incentive to hop on over to the Petaloo blog. :)
Have a great day and have fun soaking up all of the beautiful projects from both teams.
Today I have another project for Lori Whitlock. Have you taken a peek at her store lately? It is so full of fun things. It seems that I am on a birthday kick this week as I have two birthday cards to show you today and some more birthday projects later this week for Petaloo. Be sure to come back to see that.
Let me tell you a little bit about these cards. I am totally addicted to this style of card. It is an interactive swing flip card and it opens up by pulling both sides out at the same time. I wish I had made a video to show you because they really are adorable. Everytime I have shown them to people, I always hear a bunch of oohs and how cute!
The card is actually very easy to put together. On the girl birthday card I used the scalloped circle flip swing card. By the way each of these cards come together as a set so if you buy the file you will get both the scalloped circle and the rectangle. The scalloped circle card also comes with a mat shape so that it is easy to layer different papers on top of each other.
This is what the card looks like, pulled apart, on the inside. As you can see, you can decorate both the front and the back of the scalloped circle. Here I used some pretty stickers and another digital die cut sentiment that I found in this card kit.
The papers that I am using are all from Lori Whitlock's new Sweet Girl and All About A Boy paper and embellishment collections. I love the happy colors and the double sided plain colored cardstock that coordinates with the set, is perfect for this card that is decorated both inside and out.
And here is the boys card. I loved the extra mats that are included in the cut file. They really bring it all together for a nice finished look. I added some chipboard embellsishments from the collection as accents.
Then as you pull on both sides of the card, the inside is revealed. I used the same sentiment on this card as I did the other but just cut it a little bit bigger. Some more chipboard embellishments and some fun washi tape and it's done.
Here is a quick peek at what the back of the card looks like.
If you have any problems with putting your card together, don't forget that Lori Whitlock has a fabulous You Tube channel where her videos are all about putting her files together. Believe me, I've had to watch a couple and you know they are pretty fun to watch and very informative.
I've created this beautiful card with the newest Petaloo flowers. They are gorgeous!! I've also used some Silhouette files and Graphic 45 paper. If you would like to see more, just click on over to the Petaloo blog here.
I just wanted to let everyone know that Friday will be the last day that you can sign up for my Creative Silhouette Series- Cards class at My Creative Classroom. In the class you will be learning how to create the card below, from scratch, no die cut files needed, just the Silhouette software that came with your machine! Pretty cool, huh?
Cost: $14, Registration ends, March 22, 2013. Once you sign up the material, 4 videos and 4 step by step instruction sheets, are available to you forever at MCC.
So, come with me, and find out all the things that you can do with your Silhouette!
Welcome to Tuesday's with Lori Whitlock. I have some cute Easter ideas for you and a short step-by-step Silhouette tutorial on how to create the mat on the flap of the envelope. I love making Easter projects and as soon as I saw the Chick Candy Dispenser, I knew that I just had to cut it out.
I followed Lori's instructions here on her YouTube Channel to put it together and then added a few of my own embellishments. Don't you just love googly eyes? I think that they add so much personality to my little chick.
The front of the box opens up to reveal your treat of choice. I had just picked up these yummy Hershey's Kisses in Easter colors. The front will close and then you carry the box around by the handle at the top.
I added the feathers on the back of the box. I had to use some really good glue to get them to stick but once they were dry everything was fine. I used orange glitter paper on the beak and the feet. Sometimes, those little details can really make a project pop!
You can't have a treat box without a card, can you? So I looked through Lori's card files and found this one which I think is perfect. It gave me a way to incorporate the cardstock that I used on the chick into the card so everything is matching!! I love how simple it is too.
And since it was so easy to cut out this card, I decided to make a matching envelope. Again, I used the same yellow cardstock to cut it out. What fun to have a bright yellow envelope. I used the fancy envelope. I love the beautiful flap. Because I wanted to dress it up even more, I cut out a mat for my flap.
So here is an easy way to make a mat for your envelope.
Open up the envelope that you are using. Next, click the knife tool and cut the flap off. Start at the top of the envelope at the score line. Click your mouse at the beginning of the cut and keep holding the mouse down as you scroll down the score line. Once you reach the bottom of the flap, let go off your mouse.
At this point you will be able to click on the larger piece of the envelope and seperate it from the flap. Delete the larger piece of the envelope. You won't need it anymore.
Click the the Offset tool in the top right hand menu. Then click the flap on your mat. Go back to the Offset panel and click Internal Offset. Then change the amount of Offset Distance. The amount to offset it is a personal preference but I usually dial mine in anywhere in between .07-.1 When you are happy with the offset amount, click apply.
You should then have two seperate pieces. Pull the smaller of the two pieces away with your mouse and delete the larger. The smaller piece is your mat and you will be able to cut it out in a different color than your envelope if you like for a fun, dramatic embellishment.
Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you can use the Silhouette tutorial on your next envelope.
If you are interested in learning more about what your Silhouette can do, please check out my new class at My Creative Classroom. It is called Creative Silhouette Series: Cards. I'm a new teacher at MCC and it's also my first online class so I am really excited. The class starts this Wednesday, March 13, 2013. I hope to see you there.