Thursday, February 18, 2016

Telescoping Card Tutorial - Lori Whitlock Creative Team

Hi there -  I am up on the blog today to give you a tutorial on how to put together this amazing card. It is called a Telescoping Card and it is such a fun, interactive card that I know will be sure to impress! The card measures about 5 inches and would be great for a card, or scrapbook layout or mini album feature.

So the fun thing about this card is that it starts out looking like a normal, round shaped card. But with the help of a couple of mini brads - this card swings out and makes a 3 layered card. Isn't it awesome!! Let me walk you through how I put this together.
Step 1-
Cut out your shapes. I used my Silhouette Cameo. The file I used is called a Circle Telescope Card.
Notice the little holes cut from the shapes- these are important so make sure they cut out all the way.
Step 2 -
Place the white cardstock onto the bases.
 Step 3-
Decorate the card fronts. I used Lori's Little Man collection for Echo Park.

Step 4- 
We will start building from the bottom up. Flip the middle section upside down and lay it on top of the bottom section. There a tiny holes that you simply line up, and place a mini brad in. 
 Attach the brad and spin the middle section right side up.
Step 5-
Flip the top section upside down, and place on top of middle section. The middle section has a tiny hole on the top and the bottom. Add a mini brad to the top hole.
 Spin the card so the top section is facing the right way.
Here is the card all put together with the mini brads holding the sections together.
 And that's all there is to it! I had a lot of  fun making this card and I know you will too! Hopefully I have inspired you to give this fun card a try! Thanks for stopping by today!

Doodlebug Design Pot o' Gold Decor

Hi there - today I am here to share with you my  Doodlebug Design Pot  o' Gold project. I decided to add a little "lucky" decor to my walls  for St. Patrick's Day with this fun shadow box. I am using the 12x12 Black Shadow Box for my project.
This project was totally inspired by something I have had on my St.Patrick's Day Pinterest board for a while now so I was really excited to give this technique a try. I followed this tutorial from The Craft Patch and it was so quick and easy which is the name of the game when it comes to paper crafting in my book :) 
For my paper strips I used (7) 2x12 inch Grasshopper Swiss Dot Petite Print, (7) 2x10 Lucky Stripes papers and (7) 8x12 Good Luck papers.  After I got all the paper strips glued together I added a couple of limeade doilies to the front of the shamrock. I cut the "Love" sentiment from one of the squares on the 4x4 square pattern paper sheets. I pop dotted the sentiment up for some added dimension.
I placed a sheet of Clover Patch pattern paper in the background of my shadow box.  I also added a strip of Lots of Luck Washi Tape to the top and bottom of my shadow box. I then hot glued the entire shamrock to the background paper.

To decorate the shamrock, I added a couple of cute Leprechaun girl and boy stickers from the Icon Sticker sheet as well as a cute little flower, round shamrock sticker and the pot of gold and a few gold coins. I also added a shamrock Sprinkles shape and a couple of matte Bright Sprinkles to spice it up a bit. Aren't the little leprechauns so cute? 

I loved making this project! It went together so fast and it makes me so happy to see the cute smiling faces of the Leprechaun boy and girl! Hopefully I have inspired you to make one of these fun shadow boxes for your own St. Patty's Day decor - thanks so much for stopping by! Happy crafting!

Monday, February 8, 2016

Lori Whitlock Creative Team February Blog Hop

 Hi friends - welcome to Lori Whitlock's February 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 today so make sure to stop back there!
 For my projects I chose to do a couple of fun fold Valentines Day themed cards using Lori's adorable Flip Swing cards found on the Silhouette Design Store here: 3D Flip Swing Heart and 3D Flip Swing Bracket and on the Lori Whitlock SVG shop found here: Flip Swing Card Set 3.
These fun cards are really easy to put together. I am using the fabulous Sweet Things Collection from Doodlebug Design for my papers and embellishments. What I love about these cards, besides the fun interactive flip element is that you can decide to just decorate the fronts:

or the insides too - just cut some extra hearts and labels for the inside.

 I loved how these turned out and can't wait to give them to my sweethearts this weekend! Hopefully I have inspired you to create a set just like this for your Valentine!

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 =

Thanks for stopping by!  Next stop is Courtney's darling blog!

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Doodlebug Design Sweet Things Treat Bag Toppers

Hi Doodlebug fans -up on the blog today I am sharing with you my Sweet Things project. I just love Valentines Day -mostly because it's a holiday that is filled with fun candies and sweets to give to people you love so I thought that it would be fun to do some treat bag toppers featuring all the darling icons and papers from the Sweet Things collection. 

Let me give you a little tutorial on how you can make a batch of these for your own. 

First gather up your supplies.  I am using snack size Ziploc bags to hold my treats and they measure about 6 1/2 inches by 3 1/4 inches. For the base I cut a piece of cardstock 4 inches by 6 1/2 inches. I also used a piece of pattern paper from the 6x6 paper pad. I cut the pattern paper 1 3/4 x 6 inches. 
 I also used one of my favorite sheets of pattern paper from the collection - It is called Sweet Nothings and it has these awesome sentiment strips on them that I used for the sentiments for my toppers. 
 Then I gathered up some icon stickers, fancy frills and other various embellishments to decorate the toppers.

To make the base, score the 4 x 6 1/2 inch piece of cardstock at 2 inches on the 4 inch side.

Next, place a piece sticky strip on the 2 bottom edges of the cardstock.
Now you can decorate the toppers. For this one I added a typewriter sticker from the Icon Sticker Sheet, a chevron Fancy Frill, a clothespin with some white and gray bakers twine and a Heart from the Shapes Sprinkles pack.
Finally, take the backing off the sticky strips. Add some of your favorite candy to the bag and seal it up. Take the backing off the sticky strips and add the topper to the bag.
Here are some close ups of a few other bags that I did up. I had a lot of fun with this line. Hopefully I have inspired you to whip up a batch of these for your Valentines this month. Thanks for stopping by today and Happy Crafting!