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.
Hello everyone. I am sharing a scrapbook page today that I created using some new die cuts from Lori Whitlock. The "Project Life" style of scrapbooking is new to me and I am enjoying learning how to manage the supplies and photographs and how to be "creative" with it.
So I had a little fun with some diecuts from Lori Whitlock's store. I combined some shapes and used some fun negative space technique.
To see more closeups and to learn more about how I created a few of the 3x4 cards, please check out my blog post on the Lori Whitlock blog here.
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.
I have a cute little mini book to share with you today. I am using the Mini Album Pinking Edge and some papers and embellishments from Sweet Girl by Lori Whitlock for Echo Park.
We are on vacation right now and heading out to see some snow, so I'm just going to leave you with some pictures of the album. I'll try to get back on the computer later today and give a few more details about each page.
Supply list is at the bottom.
Mini books are really so much fun, especially when you can cut out your own. It easy to add as many pages as you want and even alter the size. Have a great day and thanks for stopping by to see my project.
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!
Ok, I will admit it. I have a weakness for chocolate. So I'm so glad that most holidays feature sweets as part of the celebration. Easter, of course, is no exception. In fact, it's the best holiday for chocolate and sweets in my book. So when I saw that big chocolate bunny created by Lori, I just knew he would be the perfect thing to put into my woven Easter basket.
First, I cut out the basket. I used some woodgrain paper from Lori Whitlock's paper for Echo Park. The basket went together very easily but I would suggest cutting out two handles so that you can have both sides of the handle look the same and so that it is a bit sturdier. Lori has a video on her YouTube channel that shows you the exact steps to putting this basket together.
Next, I added this cute little bow as decoration. Wow, what fun these little bows are to put together. I am definitely going to do more of these in my future projects.
Here is my little chocolate bunny. I thought it would be fun to cut out his bow a couple more times and attach the extra pieces with foam adhesive. I love the dramatic look. I also cut out a mirror image of him and the bows so that you could see him from both sides.
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.