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,

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.
Hugs,

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.
Hugs,
Anita

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,
Anita