Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Lori Whitlock Creative Team - May Blog Hop

Hi friends - welcome to Lori Whitlock's May 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!

So for my project this month I chose a couple of files I have been wanting to try for a long time. One of the reasons I have always loved Lori's designs is because she is amazing at making 3D items out of paper that look like the real thing. I have always wanted to try her 3D paper frames and then I just expanded from there with a paper easel and a gorgeous 3D flower. 
Here are some close ups:

Aren't they so fun! I had a great time putting these together! I used the following files:
 Thank you so much for stopping by! 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! 

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Teacher Apprciation gifts with Doodlebug Design's Back to School Line

Hi there Doodlebug friends! With the school year winding down, I was so happy to be able to use Doodlbugs' new Back to School line to make a fun card and gift card holder  to show appreciation to my kids favorite teachers! I adore the primary colors with the pops of classic black and white! They are just perfect for any school related project! Here is what I did-

I used my beloved Silhouette machine to create a gift card holder and an adorable fun fold Step Card to make these gifts for teacher. I used the 3D Envelope Pencil Holder Gift file and the Square Center Step card files.
For the card I used the 6x6 paper pad because I love the smaller scale of the pattern papers when making cards. For the card sentiment I used a sticker from the This and That sticker sheet. The orange star and pencil are stickers from the Icon Sticker Sheet. I also used one of my all time favorite washi tapes - the Tape Measure washi tape along the bottom edge. Some black and white bakers twine and a bright red button finish the card off.
The other project is a really fun gift card holder with the cards on pencils. I thought this was so clever! I used more papers from the 6x6 pad for the little envelopes the gift cards are in and then some black cardstock and the adorable primary polka dots pattern paper for the base. It's finished off with the tape measure washi and the twine and red button like on the card above.
To finish the gift card holders off , I added some of the awesome school sprinkles shapes to each of the little envelopes.
Thank you so much for stopping by today! Hopefully I have inspired you to remember those awesome teachers in your kids lives and make sure to show them some love with a darling gift using the Back to School line!