Monday, June 23, 2014

Shaped Owl Card with Lori Whitlock SVG

Today over at Lori Whitlock's blog, I am featuring this cute owl card.   It's always fun to change up the papers and theme of a project and transform it into something totally (kind of) different.  For instance, this card looks like this in the shop (by the way, it's also available in the Silhouette online store).
But just by changing out the papers and adding a few extra details, it looks totally different.  I used the Echo Park "It's My Boy" collection and a few sheets from the Echo Park "We are Family" collection (both designed by Lori Whitlock). 

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Welcome to the Lori Whitlock Blog Hop!

Welcome to Another Lori Whitlock Blog Hop!

School is out and graduation parties are in full swing!  I can't make enough graduation cards!  Shaker cards are very trendy now and so are sequins.  I decided to use both for my project.  Who says a masculine card can't have sequins!?!?!

I made this shaker card for a friend's son who just graduated.  Masculine cards are always a challenge, but this came together rather easily.

     I used a basic 5 x 5 square as my base, then layered up some of the "We are Family" patterned papers (designed by Lori Whitlock for Echo Park).  The "We Are Family" collection of patterned papers are so versatile.       

I printed this quote by Kolette Hall Studio from Lori's Shop right onto my cardstock.  (Hint, if you don't have an 8-1/2 x 11 piece of patterned paper to run through your printer, tape it to a regular piece of printer paper).

Create the shaker by sewing a piece of acetate on 3 sides of your card, add sequins and punchouts, then sew up the last side.  I secured with foam tape and added a simple congratulations banner

Products Used:

For my second project, I made this cute Camera Shaker Card.  I had some left over 3D treat cups from awhile back and they fit perfectly in the center "Shaker Part" of this camera.  Just enough room for my favorite Peanut M&Ms.  :)

Now I have a coupon for you from Lori Whitlock.  How about a 30% coupon code you can use to purchase anything in her shop!!  Check out all of her new Shaker Cards!  Too fun!!

Thanks for stopping by!  Make sure and visit the rest of the blog hop sites!  I, personally, can't see what the rest of the team has whipped up! 

Here's the entire list in case you got lost along the way or want to go back and take a second look.

Lorrie  (You are here)

Friday, June 6, 2014

Baby Shower Diaper Card Set

Hello!  I'm so excited to announce that I'm a guest designer on the Top Dog Dies Blog today.  If you haven't checked out their blog and products, you must!  You won't believe the variety of dies they carry.  Check out the Top Dog Dies online store!

All of my projects today were made with the Top Dog Die Diaper Card and matching dies.  They are absolutely perfect for the new moms and babies in your life.  I used the die to create the baby shower invitation (Upper left), a baby shower card, and even a thank you for the mom to be.  There are a lot more photos and information on the above projects over on The Top Dog Dies Blog today.

Here's a little more information about the awesome Top Dog Dies company.

Top Dog Dies is a new online store that offers their own brand of wafer-thin and steel-rule dies, along with dies from brands you already know and trust, including My Favorite Things, Lawn Fawn, Taylored Expressions. Savvy Stamps and Cheery Lynn Designs. Top Dog Dies is also the leading U.S. retailer for Tattered Lace, a new line of intricate dies designed by British designer Stephanie Weightman.

Top Dog Dies has generously offered a $50 Gift Certificate for exclusive Top Dog Diges as a guest designer giveaway.  Make sure and stop by the Top Dog Dies blog to enter to win.    Click here to enter to win.

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Link It Up with Lori Whitlock - Box Cards!

Hello there!  It's my turn to choose the Link it Up challenge over at Lori Whitlock's blog.  I decided to use Lori's Box Cards for my theme.  She's got a vast variety of Box Cards available in both the SVG shop and the Silhouette online store.  Hop on over to Lori's Blog and link up your version of her box cards and you could win $15 Gift Certificate to her online store!  I'll see you there!

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Epiphany Crafts and Hello Summer Layout featuring Heidi Swapp Favorite Things - Hybrid Layout

It's June already!  Can you believe it?  June brings summertime activities and lots of sunshine and warm days!  Which brings me to my project for the day.

Just the other day my son was outside trying to teach my golden retriever the "retrieving" part of fetch.  You would think it comes naturally, right?  Nope... she wants to fetch it, then have you chase her to get it back.  I caught this shot of him patiently working with her "Drop it" command.

I knew it was the perfect photo for my summer fun layout.

The Epiphany Crafts Shape Studio Round 25 was just what I needed to add some flair buttons to my layout.  You can see above I added five flair buttons.  I also used the newly released Heidi Swapp Digital Collection called "favorite things".  Even though it's digital, I printed and cut all of the elements out using my Silhouette Cameo to create a hybrid layout.  I have the actual products, but being the hoarder I am, I just can't bear to use them...   what if I run out?!!?! 

Begin with a blank 12 x 12 paper in white.  Add watercolors to match your papers.  Using a die cut machine cut a circled background sized so that the circles are approximately 1".  Begin layering embellishments and photos.  Using the Shape Studio Round 25 tool and bubblecaps make several flair buttons to coordinate.  Place them randomly in the circle background.  Add your title and you're finished.

Products Used:
Epiphany Crafts Shape Studio Round 25 Tool and Bubble Caps
Heidi Swapp Favorite Things Digital Collection
Heidi Swapp enamel dots
Silhouette Cameo

Enjoy your summer!

Thermoweb Zots & Glitter - Oh My! - Candle Holders

Hello again!  It's Lorrie here and this week on the Thermoweb Blog we've been featuring Tips and Tricks using the Thermoweb Zots.  As soon as I heard the theme for the week, I knew I wanted to use glitter and Zots.  I debated on whether to make a card using the zots and blue glitter to make raindrops, or perhaps zots and glitter on a picture frame?  There are endless possibilities.  Finally I decided to try candle holders.
I'll be honest.  Originally I thought I'd try to put the Zots right on the candles, and while it can be done, it's a bit tricky because of the waxiness of the candle to keep them in perfect circles.  Adding the Zots to the glass candle holders was a cinch.
t4Here is everything you need.  I found the candles and candle holders at the Dollar Tree.  Thermoweb Zots, Thermoweb Super Tape and Glitter!  Super easy.  Oh.... and if you have a significant other in your house like mine who isn't exactly as big of a glitter fan as I am, you may want something to protect your kitchen counter (and new kitchen rug)... just sayin'....keep the peace :)
t5Simply create your design by adding the Thermoweb Zots to the glass in the desired pattern.  I used Medium Zots here, but the small would be super cute as well.
I also created a striped pattern using the Thermoweb Super Tape.
Next, simply add glitter.  It helps if you press the glitter into the Zot or Super Tape with your finger before pouring off the excess.  I also found having a dry paint brush to brush away the excess glitter to be helpful.
This is a close up of the ZOT candle holder.  I love, love, love Gold Glitter.  It's so trendy right now.

Think outside the box and go "ZOT" something.  The world needs more Zots and Glitter!
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