Thursday, January 11, 2018

Christmas Card Mini Album


Hi there! Here is a tutorial on how I made this mini album for my Christmas cards.

I have been wanting a cute way to display the Christmas cards I get every year and this little album will do the trick.

I used the Mini Album Rounded Corners file you can find it here in Loris shop and here in the Silhouette Store.



After I uploaded the file to Cricut Design Space I resized everything so that my largest cards would fit. For this album it is 6.8 inches tall by 10 inches wide. To get the correct proportions select all then use the arrow corner to enlarge everything.



Once I had everything cut I added my decorative panels. I also decorated the fronts of my albums with the papers and embellishments from Echo Park's A Perfect Christmas collection.


Then glued my Christmas cards to the pages.


I placed the binding cover and tied them with tulle.



Now every Christmas I can pull them out and look back to see how family and friends have changed over the year as the new cards come in.

Thanks for stopping by!

Brandie






Monday, January 8, 2018

Lori Whitlock January Creative Team Blog Hop

Hi there! Welcome to the Lori Whitlock creative team blog hop! You should have arrived here from Anita's blog.

Here is the blog hop order
Traci 
Kathy
Anita
Brandie (your here)
Brigit
Michelle
Ashley
Tya

Today I am sharing this card I made for my fisher man dad. You can find the files here in Loris shop and here in the Silhouette store. I really love how it turned out.






How about a few deals for you?! 

Take 30% off your entire purchase in Lori's Shop!! Use code JAN2018


This file is FREE today!  No code is required just add it to your shopping cart.




And last but not least how about a chance to win a $20 gift card to Lori's shop! WooHoo!



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Sunday, January 7, 2018

Neighbor Gift Idea with Brandie

Hi there!

I shared this cutie over on Lori Whitlocks site a few weeks ago.









Thanks for stopping by!

Brandie

Monday, December 11, 2017

Lori Whitlock December Creative Team Blog Hop




Hi there! Welcome to the Lori Whitlock creative team blog hop! You should have arrived here from Anita's blog.

Blog Hop Order
Brandie Adams (You are here)
Brigit Mann (Next)


As promised I am sharing another sign. This one is with the Believe Nativity you can find it here and here in the Silhouette store. This time I white washed my sign, sanded, then applied the heat transfer vinyl. 






How about a few deals for you?!


Take 30% off your entire purchase in Lori's Shop!! Use code DEC2017




This file is FREE today!  No code is required just add it to your shopping cart.



And last but not least how about a chance to win a $20 gift card to Lori's shop! WooHoo!





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Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Vintage Style Christmas Sign





Hi there! Today I have a tutorial on how I made this Christmas sign using the Sleigh Rides on Santa Claus Lane file. You can find it here in Loris shop.

After I got my image uploaded and sized accordingly I cut  out the image on vinyl to create a stencil. While my machine was cutting the images I painted the white layer on my barn wood square.

I only did one thin layer of acrylic paint and did not go all the way to the edge of the wood to help give it an aged look.  While the paint was drying I weeded the vinyl. To create the stencil I removed the inside parts and kept the negative image. 


To apply the stencil I cut the image into thirds  and applied to the dry painted wood. I am the queen of eye balling things and did that here. But transfer tape would help with applying the stencil to the wood.

 

Once the vinyl was applied to the wood I rubbed everything down with the long flat side of a bone folder being careful not to gouge the wood. I used red acrylic paint and a stencil brush to apply the paint in thin layers.  



After I had the color and coverage I wanted I gently pulled the vinyl off the wood. 


I then used a hand held sander and carefully went over the sign. 





Here it is all ready to add to my Christmas d├ęcor. I love how it turned out and have plans to make another one with a  nativity file next.

Thanks for stopping by!

Brandie 







Monday, November 6, 2017

Bobbin Shadow Box Card Scene


Hi Everyone! Sharing this Shadow Box card today over on Lori Whitlock's blog.









Thanks for stopping by!



Thursday, October 19, 2017

Thanksgiving Napkins

Hi there! I'm over on Lori Whitlock blog with a tutorial on how I made these napkins for my Thanksgiving table. You can check it out here.  







Thanks for stopping by!

Brandie