Monday, October 23, 2017

Thankful Jar






Hi Everyone:
Anita here with a fun project that I made for one of my best friend's to use during the month of November.  The idea is that the fry box is full of cards that the members of her family can write something that they are thankful for on and then take a Hershey Kiss from the jar.  Hopefully the jar will be empty by Thanksgiving and the cards full and ready to be shared around the table on this special family holiday.  I used some papers from Lori's Echo Park Collection called A Perfect Autumn.  The cut files that I used are the following:
Flourish Pumpkin which you can find  here in the Silhouette store
Elf French Fry Box which you can find here in Lori's store and here in the Silhouette store
There Is Always Something to be Thankful For which you can find here in the Silhouette Store
3 Print and Cut fall 3X4 Cards which you can find  here in the Silhouette Store
3 Print and Cut Fall 3X4 Cards which you can find  here in the Silhouette Store

I used the Elf Fry box and ungrouped the elements so that I could have a plain box.  I could have resized it but didn't need to because the cards I wanted to use fit perfectly.  I cut out ten pumpkins and scored them down the middle.  I glued the middles together and fanned them out to give my pumpkin some dimension.

Here is a close up of the jar.  I hope that my friend loves this and enjoys it as much as I did making it for her.\
Hugs,

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Lori Whitlock October Creative Team Hop


Welcome to the October Lori Whitlock blog hop.  You should have come to my blog via the fabulous Kathy Skou's blog and you will be next going to the awesome Brandie Harding Adam's blog.  If you did not get to my blog that way you will want to hop from the beginning and can do that from Lori Whitlock's blog



I am taking a pumpkins quilt class with my friends and decided to make these awesome no glue Halloween boxes to give each quilter a treat with three frosted cookies inside. These work up so quickly.  I used the No Glue Halloween Boo Ghost cut file which you can find here in Lori's store and here in the Silhouette Store.  I also used the No Glue Halloween Box Jack-O-Lantern cut file which is here in Lori's store and here in the Silhouette store.  









Be sure to hop all the way through to see what everyone on the team has created with this fun season in mind.
Hugs,

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Thanksgiving Holiday Cracker Repurposed


Happy Thursday Everyone:
Anita here with a Thanksgiving project that I used a Lori Whitlock Valentine's Day cut file for.  It was a lot of fun to repurpose this file for my project.  The cut file for the box is called 3D Heart Cracker Box and you can find it here in Lori's store and here in the Silhouette store.  I also used her 3 Thanksgiving Icons files for embellishing my boxes and you can find the file here in Lori's store and here in the Silhouette store.  I used Lori's wonderful new Echo Park collection called A Perfect Autumn.
Here is a photo of the original cut file.
Here it is laid out on my mat.  I  planned to use the icons and make sure that they were the right size to cover up the heart tabs on the end of the cracker.  I ungrouped the file and got rid of the smaller hearts.  I resized my pumpkins to 2.480 X 2.391, Pilgrim hats to 2.873 X2.249 and Pies to 3.091 X 1.899.  I wanted to make sure that all of the heart would be covered up.
I needed to make sure that I was cutting a mirror image of the icons for the heart tabs so that they would look great when adhered to either side of the heart.  The pumpkin was the only icon that I had to use the mirror function in the replicate button which you can see both above and in a close up below.

In the following photo you can see that I have made a mirror image of the pumpkin on the left.
Here are the cut pieces for the pumpkin.  I am missing two pumpkins and two stems but wanted to give you an idea of what if looks like when cut.Here is the box folded and ready to be glued.  I put the oval of acetate glued to the inside of the window and the scalloped oval to the outside of the window.  I ended up folding in the end tabs and then gluing the hearts together and then gluing the icons onto the hearts.
Here are the finished close ups of the three boxes.


I am so happy with how these came out.  Crackers or poppers in the store are so expensive and not filled with yummy chocolates like mine.  Hope this has made you think about other ways to repurpose the cut files you have and are considering buying.
Hugs,

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,