Monday, November 12, 2018

Lori Whitlock's Creative Team November Blog Hop


Hi there! Welcome to the Lori Whitlock Creative Team Blog Hop! We are so glad you are here. The hop order this month is Lori Whitlock, Traci, Kathy, Brandie, Michelle, Aimee, Ashley, Cathy, and Cori.

I made a few Thanksgiving Candy Huggers (SVG, Silhouette). I made the pilgrims to match my little family. These little guys are so easy to assemble and make a cute little gift for your thanksgiving dinner guests.


Be sure to check out all the new files on Loris site toady! Michelle is next on our hop. I hope you have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Brandie


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Thanksgiving Turkey Sign with Brandie


Hi there friends! I am sharing the one Thanksgiving related project I was able to finish before all the Christmas crafting begins.

For the sign I used the turkey from the 2 on 12x12 Tag Bag Turkey (SVG, Silhouette) and the Let the Stuffing Begin (SVG).  Papers and embellishments are from the Celebrate Autumn collection by Echo Park.


For the dimension I cut the main body shape, hat, beak, arms, and oval by hand out of cardboard and covered with paper.


 I cut the saying three times out of cardstock then glued them together.



That's it for me today. I hope you all have a safe and Happy Thanksgiving!

Brandie



Thursday, October 11, 2018

Halloween Shaker Card Tutorial

Hi there friends! I am sharing this a  tutorial for some spooky pastel shaker cards. I love that pastel colors are creeping into Halloween crafts and décor.

I used the 5 x7 Card Witch Boot, (SVG, Silhouette), 5x7 Card Ornate Witch (SVG, Silhouette), and 5x7 Card Ornate Cauldron (SVG, Silhouette). The black and white papers come from the Fright Night paper stack by American Crafts and the Halloween shaker bits are from Cartwright Sequins.



The cards needed to be adjusted for the shaker element. The first thing is to remove the score line. (I was careful not move the remaining images because they are aligned perfectly for slicing.) Once the score line was deleted I selected the white top layer and the second black layer and sliced the images.


Now that the two layer have been sliced I  have two white images and two black images. I deleted the two black images and the original white image.



I repeated the above steps for the other two cards. I then adjusted the size to be a perfect 5x7. This is now the fronts of my shaker cards.


I created a new card base for each of the cards. I added a 10x7 rectangle and add a score line down the center. I also cut three additional 5x7 rectangles for the bottom layer of the shaker element. 


For the shaker bits I created some pockets with a fuse tool and plastic page protectors. When I create shaker pockets I like to use a scrap piece of paper to help me fuse in a straight line. I made three pockets 4 3/4x6. I trimmed the excess plastic and added the sequins and star glitter to my pockets then fused the top closed.

I dry fit my shaker pocket with the front and back 5x7 rectangles then marked where I needed to attach the shaker pocket. I attached the shaker pocket with super sticky double sided tape. Then added two layer of craft foam around the edges of the shaker.

I then attached the die cut fronts to my shaker pockets with another layer of double sided sticky tape. Then attached the complete shakers to the card base with my tape runner. 


I also added some black and white bakers twine to finish off my cards.  



Thanks for stopping by today and have a Happy Halloween!

Brandie


Monday, October 8, 2018

Lori Whitlock's Creative Team October Blog Hop



Hi there and welcome to the Creative team blog hop! We are so glad you are here. Here is the order this month. Traci,  Kathy, Anita, Brandie, Brigit, Michelle, Aimee, Ashley, Cathy and Cori

I am still in Halloween crafting mood here. This Frankenstein fry box is so quick and cute. He will defiantly brighten the recipients day! You can find him in Loris shop and in the Silhouette design store. (SVG, Silhouette). And Frank isn't your guy there is also a pumpkin and mummy!   



Brigit is up next on the hop! Also be sure to checkout the free Halloween image today and enter the giveaway! 

Thanks for hopping along with us!

Brandie




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Monday, September 10, 2018

Lori Whitlocks Creative Team September Blog Hop



Hi there and welcome to the Creative team blog hop! We are so glad you are here. Here is the order this month.  Kathy, Anita, Brandie, Brigit, Michelle, Aimee, Ashley, Cathy and Cori.


I may have skipped right over the Fall décor and headed right for Halloween! I love how this wreath turned out. I used the 6 Fall leaves 2 cut file. (SVG, Silhouette) After the leaves were cut out I shaped them a little and then hot glued them to my grapevine wreath. I also added some orange glitter ball filler and knotted black tulle for texture.  



This wreath could easily made with fall color papers and would be adorable. Thanks for hopping along with us today. Brigit is up next. Also be sure to enter the giveaway and check out all the new images in Loris shop!






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Haunted House Box Card with Brandie

Hi there friends!  I am hosting a Halloween party this year and all the Halloween crafts came out early! I love this little haunted house and knew it would make the perfect invitation for the party.



The cut file is called Shaped Box Card Haunted House. You can find it in Lori's store and in Silhouette store.

The card has a few small parts so I recommend using a fine line bottle for gluing. I also used a ruler to make sure my windows lined up with each other, although wonky windows would be cute too! I used pop dots on the ghost, spider and porch roof. To finish everything off I added some Wink of Stella to a few places on the card.



The designer papers are from the Echo Park Bewitched collection.

Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting!

Brandie

Monday, August 13, 2018

Lori Whitlocks August Creative Team Blog Hop


Hi there and welcome to the Creative team blog hop! We are so glad you are here. Here is the order this month. Traci, Brandie, Brigit, Michelle, Aimee, Ashley, Cathy, and Corri.

One of my favorite things is to send happy mail. I am always looking for something fun to send to the people I love most. The new Magic Slider Cards (silhouette) are the perfect happy mail. These fun interactive cards are sure to brighten anyone's  day!




I made one small tweak on my magic slider cards. I removed the sentiment and stamped the word Hello.


Thanks for hopping along with us today! Brigit is up next.

Brandie


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Friday, August 10, 2018

Fall Shadow Box Tutorial

Hi there friends! I am over on Lori Whitlock's blog sharing the tutorial for this Fall shadow box I made. You can see it here














I love how this project turned out. I am so looking forward to Fall! Thanks for stopping by today!

Happy crafting!
Brandie






Thursday, July 19, 2018

Tag Mini Album Tutorial


Hi there crafty friends! I am over on Lori Whitlock's blog today sharing this tutorial. 


I know this project isn't anything we haven't all already seen before, but it is a great reminder of all the great basic shapes Lori has available.



I used several cut files. 12 Tags (SVG, Silhouette) Tag Mini Album (SVG, Silhouette) Pine Trees (SVG, Silhouette) Fill Life with Adventures (SVG, Silhouette) and Fish (SVG, Silhouette).

Once I ha everything uploaded I resized everything to fit 3.5 x 2.5 inch picture. I wanted some varying sizes on the tags so I made some a little smaller and some a little bigger. 


I got everything cut out and glued the tag pieces together. I cut 12 tags and printed 36 pictures so I needed a way to include a few picture on each tag. 


On a couple of the tags I stacked 3 or 4 pictures together, punched a hole in the top left corner, inserted a brad, then flipped the tag over and added washi tape to the prongs so that I wont have to worry about snags or tearing on the next tag.



Another way to add several picture to a tag is to create a washi tape hinge. Place a strip of washi tape at the top of each picture, stack the pictures in a cascade, turn over and adhere to the tag, flip each picture over and apply another strip of washi tape to the back of the picture.


Embellish each tag. I used stickers, washi tape, die cuts, word strips, and twine. I also did a little mixed media on a few of the tags for added texture.


I printed the Fill life with adventures not things on a transparency and placed it on top of a group picture.







The patterned papers and ephemera are from the Gone Camping Collection by Carta Bella. 

Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting!

Brandie