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Saturday, June 18, 2016

Doodlebug Design Mix and Match Challenge: Monochromatic Card Set

Howdy blog friends-  I am here up on the blog today sharing my take on the Mix and Match Challenge we were given for Doodlebug Design.

I decided to do a set of monochromatic cards for the challenge and it was so fun to pull out all of my products by color and mix and match them to make some fun cards. Here they are:

Here are some close ups of the cards-



For my cards I mixed and match various papers from 6x6 pads, Icon and This and That stickers from Under the Sea, Anchor's Aweigh, Spring Garden Kraft in Color and Swiss Dot Petite Print Collections. I then added Sweet Roll stickers,  bakers twine, sprinkles, mini paper clips, buttons,  mini jewels and a doily from my stash of embellishments.
Thanks for stopping by the blog today and taking a peek. I loved being able to use to many of my adorable Doodlebug collections to make these cards - they pulled items from so many collections- yet still remained cohesive and I loved that! Happy crafting!

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Flip Flap 3 Bars Card Tutorial with Tya

Hello - I am up today to share with you  a quick tutorial on how to put together the new Flip Flap Cards from Lori Whitlock.  Lori came out this week with a bunch of these adorable cards so I thought I would show you really quick how to put it together.

I am using the A2 Flip Flap 3 Bars card (LW SVG Shop) (Silhouette) and the Pinstripes line that Lori designed for Echo Park.  This card would be wonderful for Father's Day!



To start - open the file in your cutting software. Go ahead and cut the papers out.
Here are the pieces all cut out. The brown piece is the base and the other pieces are for the front and bars of the card.

Once the papers are cut out - go ahead and start folding the card base. First fold the far left side of the card into the center on the fold line.

 Next fold the right hand side of the card back towards the left on the folded line.

Finally - Fold the left hand side over once again on the folded line. You can see the bars on this fold.


Now - assemble the remaining pieces to the card front. I added some pattern papers from the 6x6 paper pad and some word strip stickers that fit perfectly on the bars. I also added some enamel dots to the bars as well for some dimension.
This isn't included in the cut file - but I added a 4 x 5 1/4 piece of cardstock to the inside of the car and decorated this piece with some washi tape and more stickers from the Pinstripes line. Add some twine to the tag and that's all there is to it!
I just love fun fold cards and I can see myself using these over and over again! They are so fun! So I hope after you see how easy they are to put together - you will want to make some of your own. Thanks for stopping by! Have a great week!



Monday, June 13, 2016

Lori Whitlock Creative Team June Blog Hop


 Hi friends - welcome to Lori Whitlock's May Blog Hop! You should have arrived here from Kathy's blog or you can start at the very beginning at Lori's blog where you can pick up this darling freebie that is available through today so make sure to stop back there!

 I just love Summer! For my project today I wanted to share with you a digital layout I did showcasing one of Lori's Life Templates and her new Happy Summer Line from Echo Park Paper. I loved how many photos I could get on one page and still have enough space to play with all the fun elements of the kit. Here is the page:

I had a lot of fun designing this - I loved this line that Lori designed! Its chock full of fun summer themed papers and icons.

I used the following supplies found on Snap Click Supply:
Life Template Set 6
Happy Summer Mega Collection


Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek. Next stop is Courtney's darling blog!  

Make sure you check out Lori's promotions she has going on with this month's blog hop - she always has such great sales- don't forget to check them out!



 Lori is also giving away a $20 gift card to her SVG shop so don't forget to enter the raffle!  
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Monday, May 30, 2016

Scallop Handle Chapstick Purse - Lori Whitlock Creative Team

Hi everyone! Happy Memorial Day! I am loving all the new files that Lori has came out with lately. I had a really hard time choosing what to highlight. I decided to show the new Scallop Handle Chapstick Purse - isn't it adorable? You can find it here (Lori Whitlock SVG Shop) or here  ( Silhouette ) .
I was so excited to use the new Happy Summer line that Lori designed for Echo Park. The papers and embellishments were just the right touch for this fun cut file. I did 3 of the purses and these would be wonderful to have on hand for little gifts to give a special someone. I found this yummy mango flavored Chapstick that reminded me of summer too.  Here are some close ups of the purses.


I loved the way they latched nice and easy and the holder on the inside has 2 little flaps on the edges to keep the Chapstick in nice and tight. 
Hopefully I have inspired you to snatch up this adorable design. I love how fun and girly it is. Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek today - Happy Crafting! 


Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Lori Whitlock Creative Team May Blog Hop

 Hi friends - welcome to Lori Whitlock's May Blog Hop! You should have arrived here from Kathy's blog or you can start at the very beginning at Lori's blog where you can pick up this darling freebie that is available through today so make sure to stop back there!
Spring is in full swing around here and I have loved taking a look back at all the fun activities that my family has done over the years in the spring. I ran across these pictures of my daughter a few years back having a blast at one of the parks in our city. She looked like she was having so much fun and I wanted to make a page to record the fun day she had just being able to be a kid and play all day.  
I love using Lori's Life Templates to make my digital pages. It takes all the guesswork out of where to place things and I admit- I am such a sucker for anything linear so the templates are perfect for me and I love how they turn out. Here's the page:
Lori has some of the cutest digital products - try using one for yourself sometime soon! 

Products used: All of Lori's Digital products can be found on Snap Click Supply Co.
-Life Template Set 1 
-Let's Play Collection
-LW Basic Embellishments Set
-LW Everyday Font (LW SVG Shop)

Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek. Next stop is Courtney's darling blog!  


Make sure you check out Lori's promotions she has going on with this month's blog hop - she always has such great sales- don't forget to check them out!

 Lori is also giving away a $20 gift card to her SVG shop so don't forget to enter the raffle!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Four Compartment Cookie Box Tutorial with Tya

Hi Everybody! Today I am  here with a tutorial on how to assemble the new Four Compartment Cookie Box that Lori recently came out with. I love her boxes and this box was just what I needed to take a yummy treat to my Mom for her birthday.
Let me show you the steps it takes to put this box together.

Open up the file. It is found here on the Silhouette and here on the LW SVG Shop.
Now, it may look like a lot of pieces - but this really is quite easy to cut out and put together. The tan pieces are for the box base and lid and the aqua pieces are the pattern papers for the lid and sides of the box.
I went ahead and cut out all the box pieces out of kraft cardstock.

Then I started assembling the pieces. I took the 2 square pieces and layed them on top of one another. This is the box base.
Next take the 4 box pieces and fold on all the scored lines. Add adhesive as shown and glue the box together.
Add 2 of the boxes to one end. Then add the handle piece as shown.

Now add the other 2 box pieces.
Add the pattern papers to the 4 rectangle pieces. These will be glued all along the edges of the box.

Now put together the box. Add the pattern paper to the top and edges.

Here's the box all put together.
 I added some yummy cupcakes to the boxes, but you could add cookies, candy or other small gifts.

To finish off the box I cut out a tag from the 5 Hang Tags cut file. I added some pretty ribbons and some stickers and other embellishments from Lori's Petticoats Line for Echo Park Paper. So pretty and feminine.

That's all there is to it! Hopefully I have inspired you to create this box for your special someone! Have a great day!

Friday, April 29, 2016

Doodlbug Design Under the Sea Collection - Penny Slider Cards

Hello everyone-  I am  up on the blog today sharing my Under the Sea project for Doodlebug Design. I just adore this line- the mermaids are the absolute cutest and the little sea creatures are so fun!

 For my project I decided to do these really fun Penny Slider cards that I made using my Silhouette Cameo. I have always wanted to try these and they were really easy to put together! If you haven't seen these before, they use 2 pennies as a sliding mechanism that makes whatever icon you put on the mechanism slide and turn. It's really a fun technique that I thought would be fun with the sea creatures to make it look like they are swimming :)

 The files I used can be found here:
A2 Lori Whitlock Penny Slider Card
Lori Whitlock Circle Penny Slider Card
And here is a YouTube Tutorial on how to put them together:
Slider Cards

A couple of tips on putting these together -
I used small round mounting circles to hold the pennies together. If you use square ones the shapes wont be able to spin.
Because I used stickers from the Icon Sticker sheet, I don't want them to stay sticky, otherwise they may stick to the card and not slide and spin well. So first I add my pop dot - Leave the back paper on the pop dot. Then I sprinkle a little baby powder on the back of the sticker and brush the excess off with a small paintbrush.You can then take the adhesive off the pop dot and add it to the card.
Here are the cards:

The first one features this darling mermaid swimming along the ocean floor. The sentiment is from the This and That sticker sheet and I tied some Lilac Chunky Twine to the top of the card to finish it off.





To make the ocean floor, I fussy cut some light tan cardstock and layered them along the bottom adding some pop dots in between for dimension. I then added some stickers from the Icon Sticker Sheet, some Sweet Seashells Mini Doodlepops, and some Under the Sea Shape Sprinkles to make the scene. 

Next up is the Circle card. I just loved the cute little turtle so much! She takes center stage on this card. I used the same products as above to make this card.

Aren't these so fun? I can see these as a birthday card or baby shower card. Kids will just love the interactive feature of these cards. Hopefully I have inspired you to try a couple out! Thanks for stopping by today! Happy Crafting!