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!
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.
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 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.
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.
Welcome to the February's Lori Whitlock Creative Team Blog Hop!!
Lori Whitlock's Creative Team is showcasing a special kind of die cutting file in this blog hop. Many people use all kinds of die cuts on their cards and scrapbook pages, but have you ever actually die cut an entire scrapbook page. Well, you will see how each of us took on this challenge using Lori Whitlock's brand new die cut scrapbook layout files.
The file that I chose is called Four Seasons Layout: Fall. I started out with the intent of doing a double page layout but as I started choosing paper and pictures and cutting elements, I realized that I only wanted to use the right side of the double page layout.
Here is what the original file looks like. As you can see I used the beautiful bracket element as well as the leaves and label. The title was created by welding the letters in the words together and cutting out a shadow for each of them as well.
I used the Thankful collection by Authentique to create my page. I also used some of the cardstock stickers in the collection as accents.
What I really like about these die cut scrapbook layout files is that I can follow them exactly or use just a few of the elements to create something new.
I hope you have enjoyed my layout but you still have a couple more stops to go. Click here to go to Lisa Barrie's blog or click on any of the links below to hop to the other team members projects.
So did you see that Epiphany Crafts teamed up with Bella Blvd? Between the two companies design teams there were so many awesome projects.
I have to admit that I am behind in sharing my project on my personal blog. It was shown on the Epiphany Crafts blog last Thursday. So I'll tell you a little bit about it here and then link you over to their blog to check out the rest.
I love decorating notebooks. It's a great way to use my favorite papers because I use most of the notebooks I make so I get to see the pretty paper on my desk all of the time. I also made a matching post it not holder. I used my Silhouette and a fun file that I found at A Little Hut.com to make it.
I decorated both pieces with one of my favorite products from Epiphany Crafts, the clear circle button and clear flower button. Behind the clear buttons, I put some of my favorite pieces of Bella Blvd Kiss Me paper behind them.
Here are a couple more closeups.
Thanks for stopping by. I'll be back next week to share some fun Lori Whitlock projects.