Monday, July 28, 2014

Baby Gift Set featuring Silhouette and Lori Whitlock Cut Files

Hello!  I have a fun Baby Gift Set for you today.  I made this using Lori Whitlock cut files for both the card and the box.  (See below for links to the cut files)

It's super simple to make WOW gifts with you can personalize each one with your own touches.  I added a little bit of "chalk" look to this chalkboard by simply using a paper towel and dabbing it into my white ink pad.  The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink and stamped in Versamark, then embossed.

For the gift box I just added a big bow, twine, a large button and a sentiment.  The sentiment is from Imaginisce My Baby Collection.

I used the chalkboard as a card, but it could easily be a table decoration or even an invitation for a baby shower.  Be sure and check Lori's SVG shop, she's got chalkboards for several different occasions.

Lori Whitlock Wavy Box (also available in the Silhouette Online Store)
Lori Whitlock A2 Baby Chalkboard (also available in the Silhouette Online Store)
Silhouette Cameo
Imaginisce My Baby Sentiment
Papertrey Ink Sentiment

Friday, July 25, 2014

Birthday Card with the Eclips2

Hello!  Just wanted to share a quick birthday card I made.  I totally hijacked a card idea by Jennifer McGuire.  Jennifer's Card was made with an acetate base and stamps and dies.  I wanted to try and make a very similar card using nothing but the eclips2. 

It worked!  I made the balloon shapes from a jpg I found online, added the lettering and used the Print to Cut feature on the ecal software and my eclips2 took care of the rest.   When you see a die, stamp or even a card that you'd love to make, remember, even if you don't have all the supplies, you can simply make it yourself using your digital die cutter. 

Here is a free Silhouette Cut File for this card.  The color and font is a bit different as I made this on the Eclips with Ecal and just made a similar one for the Silhouette.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

It's a Birthday Link Up Party at Lori Whitlock's blog

Hello!   It is my turn over at the Lori Whitlock Blog to choose the Link Up Challenge this week.  The theme is BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS!

I love, Love, LOVE birthday celebrations and making fun cards and gift boxes to go along with the birthday theme! 

This box was made using acetate and the Silhouette Cameo!  I used a blade of 6, speed of 3 and  thickness of 25.  Worked like a charm!

Hop on over the Lori's Blog and Link up your projects to be entered to win a $15 gift card to Lori Whitlock's shop!  All you have to do is add any birthday project you have using one or more of Lori's SVG files or Silhouette files.  That's it!  Super simple!  C'mon and join in the fun!!

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Lori Whitlock Blog Hop - Happy July Everyone!

Hello and welcome to another Blog Hop Tuesday with Lori Whitlock and her Creative team.

For my project today I used Lori Whitlock's Camper Box SVG file with the Sizzix Eclips and Ecal Software.   This was my first project with the Eclips.  Lori's SVG files work perfectly!   I used the Echo Park We are Family Collection (Designed by Lori Whitlock) for my pattern papers and embellishments.
 A little touch of Glossy Accents added dimension and shine to the heart on the door.  Wouldn't this be a fun gift filled with ingredients for s'mores for the camper in your life?

Now it's time for some goodies!

First we have a freebie over at Lori Whitlock's blog.  Pick up this cute file today for free!  Click on the image below to get yours!

There's more!  How about a 30% coupon code for anything in Lori's Store!  Here you go!

and here is a coupon code for 30% off anything in her digi shop at Snap Click Supply:

Now it's time to see more inspiration from the rest of the Design Team.  I've included the entire list in case you missed any.  

Lorrie  (You are here)

Monday, July 7, 2014

Epiphany Crafts - Ruby Rock It Week

Hi there!  It's Ruby Rock-it Week here at Epiphany Crafts and I had the honor of pairing Ruby Rock It "Oriental Chic" collection with my Epiphany Crafts Butterfly Tool!! 
Hello, gorgeous butterfly tool!
The Ruby Rock It Oriental Chic collection goes perfectly with the new Epiphany Crafts Butterfly tool.  The butterflies look great with the butterfly embellishments included in the kit.   Simply use different pattern papers from the collection in the butterfly tool and top with a coordinating bubble cap.  To give even more added interest, add a little stamping to the wooden embellishments.
Don't be afraid to mix and match the fun patterns in the Oriental Chic collection.

Stop by the Epiphany Crafts blog all week for more Ruby Rock It / Epiphany Crafts inspiration!


Sunday, July 6, 2014

Believe in Yourself Layout

I saw this cut file by Heidi Swapp "Believe in yourself' and I just knew I needed to do a layout featuring my sweet daughter, Ashlea.

I used mostly Heidi Swapp products and a few Maggie Holmes. 

to my daughter,

Ashlea, you are so inspiring.  You amaze me every single day by your strength, your continued faith and the fact you smile through it all.  I wish you could see yourself through my eyes and the eyes of others.  You are a beautiful, talented, sweet  young woman, girlfriend, daughter and sister.  I know you will be an amazing mother one day.    You, my dear Ashlea, make me so proud to be your mother and I love that I can also call you my best friend.   Love you!  .... mom

Echo Park Getaway Collection Partner week at Thermoweb

Hello there!  As we continue with Echo Park/Thermoweb Partner week I wanted to share my project with you.  My favorite thing to do with layouts is add lots of dimension!  Thermoweb has so many options to help with the layering process.  Let me walk you through the many different adhesives I used on this layout to achieve more texture/dimension to my layout.
I was given the Echo Park "Getaway" Collection.   This collection is more of a travel/vacation themed package, but it has such awesome patterns it can be used for so much more.  I knew it was perfect to showcase these sweet pictures between Doug and my sweet dog, Katie.
Now.... how did I get all that dimension?  Thermoweb XL Runner, 3D Zots, Foam Adhesive and Small Zots.
Start by adding a few layers of paper onto the middle of the 12 x 12 base layer using your Themoweb XL Tape Runner.  Apply the adhesive more toward the middle of the papers so the edges can lift freely.   Cut photos down to size (Mine are roughly 3 x 3.5).  Adhere the two outside photos flat using the XL runner, then use Thermoweb Foam Adhesive to "pop" the middle photo up slightly.
Continue adding strips of papers and embellishments from the Echo Park Getaway Collection using a variety of Thermoweb XL Runner, Foam Adhesive and 3D Zots for different dimensions throughout the layout.  You can see on the photo below an example of the foam adhesive which was used under the pennant flags on the bottom of the layout as well as on the arrow banners above the photos.  Adhere wood veneer pieces  with Thermoweb small glue Zots.
Finish the layout by adding small rows of sewing.
Remember to try different adhesives throughout your layouts.  Add foam adhesive to sticker sheets to make them "pop" off the page rather than lie flat, 3D Zots are your best friend, don't be afraid to use them.  They are super strong and add lots of lift.

Products Used:
Thermoweb:  XL Tape Runner, 3D Zots, Small Zots, Foam Adhesive
Echo Park:  Getaway:  Pattern papers, stickers

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