Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Lori Whitlock April Blog Hop

 Hello crafty friends and welcome to my blog for the Lori Whitlock April blog hop!

Spring is in the air and I'm LOVING it! All of my flower bushes are blooming and they are looking so pretty! I've been so inspired by them that I wanted to make some gift boxes with pretty flowers and that is why I chose the Mason Jar Box (Lori's Shop, Silhouette). This sweet little box will surely put a smile on anyone's face! And it can used for any type of occasion just by putting a sentiment tag on it with a piece of twine.

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Your next stop is to Ashley's blog! 

Thursday, March 25, 2021

Bunny Banner Home Decor

 Hello crafty friends! Easter is a little over a week away and I have been a busy little bee decorating my house with bunnies, Easter eggs, and springy flowers. After a long cold and dark Winter, I am ready for some light and refreshing pastel colors and happy little bunnies!

Today I wanted to share an idea of using some of Lori's svg files to help you along with your Spring/Easter decorating. On my beautiful tiered tray set I have 4 different files. There are the adorable boy and girl Hexagon Easter Bunny Boxes (Lori's Shop, Silhouette) and the Carrot Favor Boxes (Lori's Shop, Silhouette) which I made a couple of years ago and held onto because they are just too stinking cute and I couldn't give them away. But today I want to show you how I made the sweet little bunny banner that is draped on my tiered tray set. I made a quick little tutorial on how to create this banner using the Layered Bunting 2 (Lori's Shop, Silhouette) and the Easter Bunny Set (Lori's Shop, Silhouette). In this picture below you can see just how much paper projects can add to home decorations. And I am LOVING how adorable the banner turned out! If anyone is interested, I used Lori's Echo Park Easter Wishes and All Girl collections for this project.

To get started, I pulled up both of the files to get an idea of how they would fit together. When you pull the banner pieces up you will see just an outline. I colored them in for my tutorial.

I knew I would need at least 6 banner pieces so I duplicated the banner pieces and added the bunnies to each to get an idea of what it would look like and what colors I wanted to use.

And also I needed 2 banners for the layers  of my tiered tray set but I wanted one of them to be bigger for the middle layer. So I duplicated the entire banner set and then resized it to make it bigger. As you can see in the picture, the small banner pieces measure 1.25" wide and the big banner pieces measure 1.50" wide. These can be resized to fit any project you may have.

Here you can see all of the pieces cut out using different patterned papers. Now to start adhering all of these pieces together. A quick tip...glue the top of the banner pieces before the bunny rabbits! That way you'll know where to place the bunny without over lapping the pieces.

Now that all of the pieces are adhered together we can start stringing them together.

For this step, I used some pink floss and a needle. I wanted to use some twine but the holes in the banner pieces are so small it would not work. But I'm liking the pink floss and think it actually looks better and the needle made it quick and easy to assemble the banner.

Once you have all of the banner pieces assembled, tie a small knot on each end to keep the pieces from sliding off.

To attach the banners to my tiered tray I used some very sticky tape runner to the tops of the banner pieces.  And now it's ready to be sat out for all to admire! I sent pictures to my sister and she gushed over it!

So that's all from me today! I really hope everyone is happy and healthy and ready to brightened up their space with a beautiful and cheery bunny banner!

Happy Easter to all!


Tuesday, March 9, 2021

Lori Whitlock March Blog Hop

 Hello crafty friends and welcome to my piece of the Lori Whitlock March blog hop!

Has everyone enjoyed playing with the new pop up cards? Aren't they adorable? For the blog hop today, I made the Rectangle Pop Up Card Arbor (Lori's Shop, Silhouette). I have to admit that I felt so happy and springy while making this card! It is such a fabulous little card with all of the different layers and I am loving the flowery arbor and fence! Now to get it in the mail to make it's recipient 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!

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Your next stop is to Ashley's blog! 

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Monday, February 22, 2021

Anniversary Rose Box Card

Hello crafty friends! Today I am showing off these beautiful boxes made with the Box Card Rose Box (Lori's Shop, Silhouette). This little beauty folds flat for mailing but I decided to give the blue one to my hubby for our anniversary. This box card could really be for any occasion but when I paired it with Lori's newest wedding collection called Our Wedding it screamed anniversary to me!

For my cards, I chose to make 2 different ones with the main colors of the collections...dusty rose and robin's egg blue. And while making these cards I was thinking of all the possibilities with different colors or even making these rose flowers into shakers.

 Hope everyone is enjoying all of the fabulous new SVG files from Lori like I am!

Have a great day!


Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Hot Cocoa Booth Gnome Box Card


Hello crafty friends! All I can say right now is.....How cute is this little guy?!?!? But then again, I love all of the sweet little gnomes in Lori Whitlock's SVG files! So today I have for you the Box Card Hot Cocoa Booth Gnome (Lori's Shop, Silhouette).

With Winter touching pretty much every part of America, this is a perfect card to send anyone to put a smile on their face and warm their heart! To add some sparkle in this card, I used some silver glitter paper for the snowflakes and the gnome's hat. The "hot cocoa" sign is a print and cut piece of the card and I changed the font color from black to navy blue to match the Winter blues scheme of the card. And it turned out beautifully! Some other special touches I put on the card are the twine bows (on the banner) and I used a pop dot for the 5 cent sign.

I am really loving how this card turned out! This is the perfect season to find some time to get warm and cozy and craft in your jammies. There are so many fabulous new Lori Whitlock SVG files out that there are so many wonderful choices!

Hope everyone is having a lovely day!