Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Baseball Birthday September Blog Hop





Welcome Everyone to Lori's September blog hop.  I created this fun and easy to assemble birthday card for one of my nephews using the Pop up Baseball Card cut file of Lori's which you can find here in her store and here in the Silhouette Store.  I used the following Echo Park collections of Lori's called I Love Family, I Love Winter and Go, See, Explore.  


You  should have come here via the lovely and dear friend of mine Kathy Skou's blog and next you will be going to the awesome Brandie Harding Adam 's blog.  You can always start at the beginning here at Lori's blog.  




Hugs,

Monday, September 11, 2017

Baby Month Signs

Hello Everyone:
Happy Monday.  I made this sign set for a friend's daughter who is having a baby in January.  I used Lori's cut file called Baby T-Shirt Months which you can find here in her store and here in the Silhouette Store.   I also used Scalloped Shapes for the background of my months and you can find that file here in her store and here in the Silhouette Store.  I used Lori's Echo Park collections called Happiness is Homemade and I Love Family.


I bought a chalkboard stand online and put two sided sticky tape on the back of each oval and then stuck a piece of wax paper over the tape so that they wouldn't stick together.

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check out Lori's store for these cut files and many more new and fun cut files.
Hugs,

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Burp Cloths Tutorial


Hello Everyone:
Anita here with a tutorial to make these adorable burp cloths.  Someone dear to me is going to be a grandmother in the next four months and they just found out that the baby is a boy so I was inspired to make these burp cloths.  Did you know that in addition to creating for Echo Park and her own cut files, Lori also designs fabric?  I used a layer cake called Fine and Dandy and comes in a 10" square pack and I also used a print from her Oh Boy collection for my elephant.

The cut files that I used are called:
Baby Boy Onesie Card                                    In Lori's store                                      in the Silhouette store
Baby Elephant                                                In Lori's store                                        in the Silhouette store
A2 Baby Bottle Shaped Card                        In Lori's store                                       in the Silhouette store
Lion                                                                                                                                    in the Silhouette store
The are the materials that you will need to make this project.  I used Heat N Bond Lite and of course Lori's awesome fabric.  I also used my Silhouette Cameo and the fabric blade to cut the fabric.  I used the Cricut Strong Grip mat which comes in their multi pack and a brayer.

I used my cutting mat to organize my cut shapes.  I decided which fabrics I wanted to use for which parts and then put them together on a mat to determine the size of fabric and Heat N Bond I needed to complete my project.  I grouped the shapes together and then figured out the dimensions to cut my interfacing.  I cut that first and then labeled it, including any directional hints to pay attention to.

Here are two that are ready to go.  The onesie has a directional arrow and the elephant didn't.  I then ironed on the interfacing and cut around the fabric leaving a 1/4" border on all sides.  To prepare your fabric to cut, you should peel off the paper backing from the interfacing and place it with the fabric up on your mat.  Then use your  brayer and on a flat surface make sure that the fabric is well adhered.  I set my Silhouette to thin cotton fabric and a blade depth of 3.  The more fabric you cut at one time, the greater the likelihood that you might have to increase the blade depth.

Here is what it looks like after it was cut.
Once everything was all cut I pressed the burp cloths and without steam adhered the pieces that I had cut out for each design.  Next I headed to my sewing machine to use a blanket stitch to adhere the fabric down to make sure that it could stand up to the many washes that I am expecting them to undergo.




There you have it.  There are so many cute burp cloths out there and you can also use the thick Gerber cloth diapers to delight new parents.  Lori has so many wonderful baby cut files to choose from.  Be sure to check out her store for these and many more awesome files.
Hugs,

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Lori Whitlock August Creative Team Blog Hop


Welcome to the Lori Whitlock August Creative Team blog hop.  We have the new girls hopping with us for their first time this month.  I hope that you will hop all the way along and leave them some love.
Here is what I made for my project this month.  Someone who is dear to me is waiting patiently for her first grandchild to arrive and I made this cute shirt for her daughter.  I used the cut file called Coming Soon and you can find it here in Lori's store and here in the Silhouette Store.  I used Cricut White Glitter Iron on Material for the shirt.  It is so easy to make and such a cute file.  Be sure to check out Lori's store for this and other really cute files.
You should have come to my blog from my dear friend's blog, Kathleen Skou.  If not you can go to the Lori Whitlock Blog and start at the beginning there.  Next you will be going to one of our newest team members blogs to see what awesome project she has created.  Her name is Brandie Harding Adams and you can find her blog here.  

Here is a close up of my project.  You can't really see the glitter aspect but it is subtle.




That's it for me today.  Happy hopping.  Have a great week.

Hugs,


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.
Hugs,

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.
Hugs,
Anita

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.
Hugs,