Thursday, December 10, 2015

Christmas Tree Pop Up Scene Card

Hi Lori Whitlock friends - up on the  blog today I have a tutorial for this awesome card. I love the little scene in the photo, it's so fun and festive! I used the Christmas Tree Scene Pop Up card and it can be found here (LW Shop) or here (Silhouette). I am also using Lori's The Story of Christmas Paper, stickers and embellishments.

 Let me show you how to make this card:
1- Open up the file and cut out all the pieces as shown.
2- Starting with red cardstock, fold on all the scored lines to create the pop up feature of the card.

3- Glue red cardstock to kraft cardstock card base.
4-Add background paper to red cardstock.

5- Put together the presents that go on the popped out sections of the card. Add them to the card base.

6- Glue edges of Christmas tree to the presents. Add stickers for decoration.
7-Glue together 3D presents. Add them to the card base.

8- Add Chipboard sentiment. Hand cut a banner shape and add letter stickers to banner.
There you have it! This would be such a fun Christmas card to give to someone special. They will love the pop up feature! Happy Holidays!


Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Lori Whitlock Creative Team December Blog Hop

Hi friends - welcome to Lori Whitlock's December Blog Hop! You should have arrived here from Cathy'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 the 9th and she is also doing a gift card giveaway if you comment on her blog so make sure to stop back there!

The holiday hustle and bustle is in full swing here at the Smith house. It always seems like I am needing a quick little gift to give to someone so I whipped up a bunch of these adorable Christmas Tree Favor Boxes  found here (LW Shop) or here (Silhouette) to keep on hand for any of those last minute gift emergencies :) These little guys were so quick and easy to whip up on my Silhouette.

To make these I used some brown cardstock and I used Lori's Mod Papers Lime digital papers for the different shades of green paper. I simply drug the paper onto my shape in the Silhouette software. I used the print and cut feature to cut the shapes out using the digital pattern papers. I love this technique! I added a sprinkling of Doodlebug Design Jewels to decorate the tree. I added a simple twine bow to the trunk,
The BEST part about these trees is the way you can add a little gift or a yummy treat to the inside! Candy is a great gift for everyone!

That's all there is to it - hopefully I have inspired you to grab this darling cut file and use this tree to give to children's friends, teachers or neighbors! Thanks a bunch for stopping by today! Happy holidays!

Your next stop is Chrissy'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!

All Lori Whitlock Digital Designs are on sale 50% off at Snap Click Supply though the end of the year.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

All Stars layout - Doodlbug Design Home Run Collection

 Hi there Doodlebug fans! I am sharing a layout today featuring Doodlebug's baseball themed line called "Home Run" - and they really hit it out of the park with this awesome line! It was so fun to be able to scrap these fun pictures of my little sluggers! And as you can see - the line is perfect for girls and boys both!
 I had a lot of fun making this layout because the pattern papers that come with this line are so great! Tons of icons that perfectly capture this fun sport. I used some Ladybug Chippers letters for my title and the baseball Doodlepop added the perfect dimension I was looking for.
 The This and That sticker sheet has some really fun icons on them. I used the pennant stickers and combined them with some Pixies to make pennants. They added a fun and festive touch. I also added some word stickers and some star stickers from the This and That line as well. The little stars have a Bon Bon mini sprinkle in them .The stars have a baseball shaped Sprinkle to add a little pop as well.
I added some journaling that I typed up on my computer and used a notebook paper edge punch for some dimension.

Thanks for stopping by today and Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

The Story of Fall Digital Layout

Hi everyone - I was feeling nostalgic today and decided to look at some old pictures of Thanksgiving Dinners from the years past, boy do I miss my kids being so cute and little :) I decided to do a little digital Project Life type of layout using some great digital elements I picked up on Snap Click Supply. Here's the layout-
Here is the left side:
Here is the right side:
I used these digital supplies.
- The Story of Fall Mega Collection from Echo Park
-Life Templates Set 14 by Lori Whitlock

Thanks for stopping by! Have a happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Double Lever Noel Card by Tya

 Hi everyone! Thanks for stopping by my blog today!Today I am sharing one of Lori's new holiday cards up on the blog today for you to see. This double lever card technique is one of my favorites and I love that Lori added a couple of new ones to her library. Here is the one that I decided to use:

You can find it here on the Silhouette Design Store: A2 Double Lever Card Noel This card would be really a fun one to give to loved ones or even us it as table decor for your holiday parties.  Here are a few close ups- I used Lori's The Story of Christmas Line for Echo Park for the papers and stickers. I add a few embellishments like jewels, a star enamel shape and some twine to dress up the card.

Thanks for joining me! Make sure you stop by Lori Whitlock online store and the Silhouette online shop to see all of Lori's fun new holiday card shapes! They are sure to bring a little holly jolly into your holiday card making! Happy Crafting!

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Doodlebug Design Goal Collection Layout

Hi Doodlebug fans - it's Tya and I am up on the blog today sharing a fun layout featuring the new Goal Collection and I must say as a full fledged soccer mom , this collection is amazing!! I was so excited to design with it! 
As I said , I am a die hard, tried and true soccer mom. My youngest daughter has been playing competition soccer for about 6 years now and I was tickled when I heard that Doodlebug was designing a soccer line, and it is perfect for my OODLES of soccer photos!  My daughter got the chance to train with one of the professional MLS soccer players from Real Salt Lake and it was so cool - So here's my layout showing some highlights of that awesome day!
One technique that I like to use when I have a lot of photos from one event is to resize the photos into smaller photos and make a grid layout. For the layout above my photos and papers are sized 3 inches by 3 inches. Another reason I like the grid technique is I get a chance to use a lot of different pattern papers on the same layout. I used the 6x6 paper pad for this layout. I like the use of a smaller scaled print so it doesn't get too busy with a lot of bold patterns. Just a little tip if you like grids like I do. :)

Here are a few close ups of the layout:

 I used the darling black and white washi tape on the journaling block. Doesn't it look just like a referee jersey? Love it!!

Doodlebug Pixies are the perfect embellishment for the pennant stickers to make an awesome looking flag. I also used one of the soccer balls from the Goal Craft Kit. I added some Tangerine Skinny letter stickers to add a pop of color to the title.

I added some word stickers from the This and That sticker sheet and mounted them on cardstock banners. The stars are from the paper craft kit and of course , I added some Sprinkles enamel dots  here and there to finish of the layout.

Thanks so much for stopping by today - hopefully I have inspired you to pull out all of those oodles of soccer photos you have and make a fun grid style layout with them! Happy scrapping everyone!

November Link Up over on Lori

Hi everyone! Hopefully you all had a wonderful October with all the Halloween festivities and fun that goes along with that! We are officially in November - one of my favorite months! Not only is it my birthday month, but I just love Thanksgiving! What a wonderful time it is to meet with friends and family and take time to reflect on all we are thankful for. I decided for my link up over on Lori Whitlock 's blog -  we will focus on giving thanks! Whether that is a festive Thanksgiving project or simply a beautiful thank you card to someone special - you decide!
For my project this month, I decided to add to my Thanksgiving decor and do a charger plate with one of Lori's beautiful sayings on it. Here is the project-

I used some vinyl for the saying.I used this one- Give Thanks Vinyl
Lori has a few other great sayings in her shop that would be wonderful to use on a charger plate. Check some of them out over on her Shop. I added a few enamel dots from the Story of Fall enamel dot set to the flourish part of the saying for an added pop.

I added a couple of lovely 3 dimensional flowers to my plate. I used this flower and this flower. The Sunflower has a brad from the Story of Fall Collection Decorative Brad set in the middle.To finish off the plate, I added a thin twine rope with some hot glue to the plate.

That's all there is to it ! This would make a great hostess gift if you are going to someone's home for dinner, or just do as I did and add it to your own home decor.
 Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Doodlebug Design Daily Doodles - Birthday Reminder Calendar

Hi friends -  I am so excited to share with you my project featuring the new Daily Doodles line. These calendar pages are so fun and so versatile as you have seen from the other projects my Design Team friends have shown you so far this week. For my project I decided to do a birthday reminder calendar page. Now in my family, birthday's are a big deal. Since both sides of my family live close we get to party a lot and there are a lot of family members to celebrate! What better way to keep track of who's birthday it is than to keep track of it on a customized calendar page.
 I had a great time decorating the calendar using oodles of  items from the Sugar Shoppe
and Hip Hip Hooray lines. Between the two lines I was able to get some really fun items on my calendar.
I added a few sprinkles of  sequins here and there on the calendar to make it feel more festive. I used some Simply Sweet letter stickers along with the Months cardstock stickers. 
 It's so fun to add photos of the birthday person in the squares next to their birthday. I printed out my photos to be about 1 1/2 inches square and mounted them on some textured cardstock.
I wrote in some of the names and I also used some Teensy Type stickers and some Grey Love Letter stickers to spell out the names and the date. They are the perfect size to fit in the squares of the calendar. I also added some glitter sprinkles, regular sprinkles, rhinestones and stars for some extra dimension and bling!
That's all there is to it! I hope I have inspired you today to go pick up a whole years worth of these awesome calendar pages. These would make a great Christmas gift to give grandparents! Thanks for stopping by today! Happy Crafting!

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Faux Chipboard Letters - Lori Whitlock Creative Team project

Hi there everyone - its Tya and I am here up on the blog today to share a neat technique with you. So I have a confession to make- I am a FONT JUNKIE! I love fonts and have oodles on my computer and I am always looking for fun and creative ways to spruce up my fonts. Lori has some of my favorite fonts and comes out with new ones all the time. So if you are a font junkie like me - this tutorial is for you!

So I wanted to share with you a great way to turn your favorite fonts in to faux chipboard letters. I love chipboard letters too - so this way, with the help of my Silhouette, I can turn my favorite fonts into chipboard looking letters! Let me show you how I did it!

First off, select a font. I am using  the  adorable LW Cirque Font for my project.  It can be found here on the Silhouette Store and here on the LW Shop. You can decide on the thickness of the letters you want. I wanted mine pretty thick so I cut out 9 letters.

 After all the letters are cut out , simply glue all the letters together in a stack. Here you can see the difference and see the dimension when all the letters are glued together. The stack in the picture isn't glued together yet, just wanted to show you the thickness-Didn't want you all to think I glued them all so crooked! :)
To add a little fun to the letters to make them look a little more realistic - I brushed a thin coat of Glossy Accents on to the top letter. The fun thing about this technique is you can also make the letters any size you'd like, something that you can't do with premade chipboard letters. My letters are about 2 inches wide and 3 inches tall.

 I made this really fun and simple Halloween frame to add to my home holiday decor. I got the frame from the dollar store and along with the letters,  just added some banner cut outs and some stickers and embellishments to dress is up. So it's an inexpensive project too!

I hope that I have inspired you to make some of these fun "chipboard" letters with your favorite fonts too! It's a great way to add dimension to your projects. Thanks for stopping by!

Files I used: