Tuesday, January 11, 2022

Lori Whitlock January Blog Hop

 Hello crafty friends and welcome to the January Lori Whitlock blog hop!

Just because Christmas is over doesn't mean the adorable little Christmas gnomes aren't still useful. Today I have used the following files to create this sweet little birthday gift set...A2 Gnome Christmas Card (Lori's Shop, Silhouette) and 3D Gnome Treat Box (Lori's Shop, Silhouette). The card was made to be a Christmas card but a simple replacing of sentiment and you now have a birthday card. I deleted the Merry Christmas sentiment and added the Happy Birthday sentiment using the Holly Jolly Font (Lori's ShopSilhouette).

And how cute are these little guys?!?! The Birthday Girl collection has the perfect colors and patterns for this project! Or if you need a gift set for a boy then the Birthday Boy collection is awesome too!

Don't forget to get your free file and enter to win a gift certificate!

Visit the Lori Whitlock store for 30% off your entire purchase!

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Your next stop is to Ashley's blog! 

If you are looking to start at the beginning here is the full list...

Monday, January 3, 2022

3D Hot Cocoa Mug


Hello crafty friends! And Happy New Year! With all of the cold dreary weather here to stay for a couple of months, it's time to cozy up to the scrap area and get crafty. And although Christmas is over I wanted to show you that some of those Christmas files can be turned into Winter or some other occasion. I took the 3D Hot Cocoa Mug (Lori's Shop, Silhouette) and turned it into a cup of cozy Winter Cocoa.

Hope everyone is having a wonderful start to the new year!


Tuesday, December 14, 2021

Lori Whitlock December Blog Hop

Hello crafty friends and welcome to the December Lori Whitlock blog hop!

Today I have this sweet Christmas card that says "home for the holidays"! This is the Stadium Box Card Winter Houses (Lori's Shop, Silhouette).

 I love how changing up the background color makes this card look like it's day or night time. For my card, it's daytime and there is freshly fallen snow laying around on house tops, trees, and the snowman. Simply add some clear Stickles and some mica flakes and you have your own Winter Wonderland!

Don't forget to get your free file and enter to win a gift certificate!

Visit the Lori Whitlock store for 30% off your entire purchase!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Your next stop is to Ashley's blog! 

If you are looking to start at the beginning here is the full list...

Thursday, December 2, 2021

Homemade Christmas ornaments

Hello crafty friends! I'm here with you today and to share a quick tutorial on putting the Christmas Ornament Tree (Lori' Shop, Silhouette) file together along with the Christmas Ornament Snowman 2 (Lori's Shop, Silhouette). This is such a fun ornament to put together to hang on your tree or as a gift tag on a present that the receiver could hang on their tree. This could also be a fun activity if you have kids or grandkids. Gather all of the supplies and make the ornaments together while munching on a fresh batch of homemade Christmas cookies!

Let's get started on making these little cuties! My ornaments are a little on the smaller size because my tree here is only 2ft tall..so I resized them to be 2 3/4" tall.

Gather a bunch of Christmas papers/embellishments (and sticky foam strips) and let's get to cutting out the layers. A little tip, something I do is to use my die cut machine program to change up colors to get an idea of what the finished product will look like. That's how I came up with the blue and pink background snowman ornaments.

This first layer (which is the back of the ornament) will be the only time you will glue the layers together.

The small trees layer you will want to add foam adhesive pretty much around the entire piece.

Now adhere that layer to the snowy background layer. Be sure to line up the outer edges and the top holes together when adding each layer. As you see in the picture below, there are green trees. I cut out a separate layer in green pattern paper and then snipped the trees out and adhered them to the solid white layer.


For the big tree layer, do not add any sticky foam strips to the back of the tree.

Here is a side shot of all of the layers adhered together to show you how thick the ornament will be. I will say they feel quite sturdy and should last for years!

Now, add some string and a bow...

and your sweet ornaments are ready to hang on the tree or used on a present to serve as a gift tag/ornament.

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you enjoy this tutorial on putting these ornaments together!

Merry Christmas!


Wednesday, November 17, 2021

'Tis the Season for penguins

Hello crafty friends! I love penguins and this little guy just makes my heart melt because he's so cute!! This is the Side Step Card Christmas Penguin (Lori's Shop, Silhouette) and if you are looking for fun and fast cards to make for your Christmas cards then the side step cards are just what you're looking for! A few simple cuts, a few simple folds, adhere some snow, trees and a penguin and you're done! And if you have another minute or two you can add some matching sequins.

If you've noticed the sentiment is different that's because it is! A small trick...if the sentiment is not the one you wanted you can always change it out with the print and cuts. Just delete the sentiment that comes with the file and change it out with a sentiment from another file. Here is a tutorial to show you how. Or you can do what I did, simply cut the snow piece out (without a sentiment) and use your stamps!

Thanks for stopping by today!