Thursday, September 17, 2020

School Suitcase Favor Box tutorial

 Hello crafty friends! I'm here to share a tutorial on how to make the new Suitcase Favor Box (Lori's Shop, Silhouette). This new cut file is so cute and perfect for so many occasions.

I used the new School Rules to create this sweet little suitcase filled with some goodies for the teacher. It is the perfect size to hold a box of 24 crayons and a gift card. I have a little step by step tutorial for you today to guide you in making one for yourself.

So let's get started...

1.Cut out all of the pieces

2. Start assembling the suitcase box

3. Adhere the belly band to the front, top, and bottom
4. Add the suitcase handle with small brads
5. Fold all of the suitcase corner pieces and adhere the full circle piece to make a complete corner

6.  Adhere these corner pieces to the corners of the suitcase box

7. Decorate the tag and use the twine to tie it to the suitcase box

And now you have an adorable little suitcase box to give as a sweet gift that any teacher would just gush over!

Thanks for stopping by today!


Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Lori Whitlock September 2020 Blog Hop

 Hello crafty friends and welcome to my part of the Lori Whitlock September blog hop! 

It's only a few more days til happy feel good season! The season that takes over my soul and makes me feel the most alive with activities such as playing in the leaves, hiking, and getting in the kitchen and baking. When I saw the Box  Card Crate Mixer (Lori's Shop, Silhouette), I knew I had to make it with some fabulous Fall colors and some pumpkins! This adorable card would be the perfect  accompaniment to some pumpkin spice muffins for a new neighbor, a friend, or anyone who "bakes" you happy!

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!

Your next stop is to Ashley's blog! 

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

Monday, August 17, 2020

Back To School Organizer

Hello crafty friends! It's that time of year! Schools are starting back! For my family, we are doing virtual online schooling for my kiddo and while we were getting her desk ready we realized that she would need something to organize her highlighters and colored pencils. I found the Desk Organizer 2 (Lori's shop, Silhouette) and I knew it would be perfect.

And how cute is it all dressed up in the new School Rules collection? I pulled out a could of ephemera pieces that go together perfectly. And here is a picture with all of my daughter's markers and pencils.

It is on her desk and we are ready for school now! Thank you all for stopping by today and I hope you enjoyed my desk organizer!

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Birthday Hat Gift Set

Hello crafty friends! I'm here with you today and I'm bringing you a fun and crafty way to celebrate a birthday. Lori Whitlock has new matching Library Pocket Cards and Gift Boxes that have the cutest images for different occasions. My project for a birthday is the Gift Box Birthday Hat (Lori's Shop, Sihouette) and the Library Pocket Card Birthday Hat (Lori's Shop, Silhouette).

You could make this birthday duo fit anyone's birthday according to which papers you used. I used some summery and tropical colors for mine because I have a family birthday coming up soon but this could easily be pink for a girl's birthday or navy and maroon for a Dad birthday.

Thank you so much for stopping by today! And I hope you enjoy this birthday idea and that it gets you to thinking about matching gift sets that you may need in the near future. Check out all of the different images that Lori has created for us! Have a great day!

Thursday, July 16, 2020

Hello Summer Bicycle Shadowbox

Hello all you crafty friends...and Happy Summer! I have an adorable craft for you today to make and set on your desk to enjoy Summer without having to endure the heat. This is the Hexagon Shadowbox Bicycle (Lori's Shop, Silhouette), one of Lori's new svg files. It is soooo cute sitting here on my desk. I just love all of the different layers!!

If you'd like to make one of your own, I'm here to help! So let's get started!

Cut out all of the pieces. I used a thick white cardstock for the frame (for sturdiness) and normal cardstock for all of the colored layers. Once I had all of the balloons, trees, and bicycle pieces cut out I adhered them to the layer pieces.

Here is a closer look at those pieces.

Next, adhere the tabs together on each piece of the main frame and let it dry.

Now we can start assembling the shadowbox. Adhere the light blue cardstock piece to the back of the base piece. Bend all of the glue tabs...solid base piece tabs fold upwards and the layering pieces along with the top frame tabs fold downwards.

Adhere the outside frame to the back piece of the box.

With the layered piece tabs folded down, adhere them to the box. Tree piece is adhered first. Make sure you are adhering the layers so that the tabs are touching the piece behind it. You need to make sure you still have enough room for the top frame tabs.

Next adhere the balloon piece to the box.

And then the bicycle piece.

After all of the layers have been adhered into the box, there should still be enough room to adhere the top frame to the inside of the box. Adhere the top frame on and wait for it to dry. 

Then decorate to your heart's content!! I simply added a Hello Summer title chipboard piece from the I Love Summer collection.

Hope you have fun putting this fun shadowbox together!! Thanks for stopping by!