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 

  

Monday, July 9, 2018

Lori Whitlocks July Creative Team Blog Hop



Hi there and Welcome to the July Blog Hop!
Our blog line up this month is Lori, Kathy, Brandie, Brigit, and Ashley.

I am sharing the Twist Pop Card Back to School. (SVG, Silhouette) I can't believe it is already back to school season in my area! I love seeing all the new school supplies in the stores and have a hard time not buying a box of crayons for my little guy every time I go shopping. I'm sure I will end up with one box before it all goes away.






I used the new Echo Park Back to School collection for my papers and embellishments. This collection is darling with its bright colors and fun images.


Thanks for hopping along with us today! Bright is up next. Also be sure to check out all the new images and deals at Loris store today!

Brandie






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Monday, July 2, 2018

Lace Edge Card with Brandie


Hi there Friends! I'm sharing a card I made with one of Lori Whitlock's Lace Edge Cards. You can find the details over on her blog today!




I hope this card inspires you to try one of the Lace Edge cards. Have a great week and enjoy the holiday!

Brandie

Monday, June 11, 2018

Lori Whitlock June Creative Team Blog Hop



Hi there and welcome to the June blog hop! The order for the hop this month is Kathy, Anita, Brandie, Brigit, Michelle, Aimee, and Ashley.

Today I am sharing one of the new Never Ending Hexagon Cards (SVG, Silhouette). This card can be a little tricky but once you get the hang of it, it is really fun! I had to watch the video tutorial a few times to figure how to open the card to the next page. My tips are watch the video a few times, cut two card bases and practice opening the card, and lastly go slow. You'll get it!


For embellishing I used thin flat stickers so as not to add bulk.


This card would be fun to send to a teenage niece or nephew.


Thanks for stopping by today and be sure to check out all the great deals happening over on Lori's site. Brigit is up next on the hop! Have a great day!

Brandie




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Thursday, May 31, 2018

Frog Bobble Head Favor Box with Brandie


Hi there Friends! I am over on Lori Whitlock's blog today with this cute bobble head frog project.

 I needed a little box to tuck my favorite tube of baby cream and a gift card for a new momma friend.

I used the Favor Box Tuck Flap (SVG, Silhouette) and the Bobble head Card Valentine Frog (SVG, Silhouette). All of the papers come from the Sweet Baby Boy Collection by Echo Park.


I uploaded the bag and card into Design Space. I then removed  the images I wouldn't be using for this project, resized the frog and banner, and changed the greeting to say Welcome Baby.



I inked the edges of the banner and frog. Assembled the bag, banner, flowers and frog.



For the wobble feature I DIY'ed my own wobble spring. I used 26 gauge wire, a hot glue gun, pencil, and two 1 inch paper circles. I wrapped the wire around the pencil a few times, cut the excess wire, then applied some hot glue to the paper circles, attached the wire spring to the hot glue on both ends, and then used liquid glue to attach the wobble spring to the back of the frog head.


I assembled the bag using liquid glue and attached wobble spring to the bag.





That's it for me today. Thanks for stopping by!

Brandie




Monday, May 14, 2018

Fishing You a Happy Birthday

Hi there crafty friends!


I am over on Lori Whitlocks blog to sharing this  Birthday Pop Up Drawer I recently made. You can find them in the Loris shop and in the Silhouette store. Lori has several different options for this fun interactive card. This particular card is headed to a sweet boy but the unicorn is next on my list of this cards to make!




The little drawer is perfect for filling with treats, cash, or a gift card!


If you need help assembling there is also a video tutorial. You can find it here. I hope you give these pop up cards a try. Thanks for stopping by today!

Brandie


Monday, May 7, 2018

Lori Whitlock May Creative Team Blog Hop


Hi there and Welcome to the May blog hop!

Here is the blog hop order this month.

Brandie

Today I am sharing a Mother Day Card. I used the Flower Bouquet Mothers Day Card. You can find it here in Lori's shop and here in the Silhouette store. I love this card and how easily it came together.



The sentiment is a print and cut that I changed to a dark purple. The pattern papers are from Lawn Fawn and I used Heidi Swapp gold color shine for the paint splatters.

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

Lori also has a free cutfile, discount code and giveaway. WooHoo! Go check them out!




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Easter Bunny Tote

Hi there crafty friend! Brandie here with a cute and easy Easter bunny basket idea. If you are like me and want to give something small for Easter than this tote is perfect!



The Easter bunny tote file can be found here in Lori Whitlock's shop and here in the Silhouette store. This little tote is cute as is but I love the new Easter bunny faces files. 
I  removed the face on the tote and did a print and cut with the new bunny face files on the support piece that is included in the tote file. You can find the girl bunny here and the boy bunny here in Loris shop and here and here in the Silhouette store.





All of the pattern papers are from the 6x6 paper pads of Echo Park's Sweet Baby Girl and Sweet Baby Boy collections

I hope you all have a Happy Easter. Thanks for stopping by!

Brandie

Decrotive Cutting Board Tutorial

Hi there crafty friends! Sharing a tutorial I did for Lori Whitlock.

I found this cute shaped cutting board at Michael's they also had a few other shapes as well. But I needed the chicken.




The Farm Fresh Eggs comes from the Farm Animal Dingbats Font. You can find it here in Loris shop and here in the Silhouette store. This type of file is uploaded like a new font to your computer that can then be used in your cutting software.


Once I had the font loaded to my computer I typed out the alphabet until I found the image I wanted. In this case it is the letter O.


I enlarged the image to 8 inches wide and sent it to my cutting mat. I cut the image out of chalkboard vinyl. I like how sticky it is and the texture it gives to the words.


When possible I like to weed my cut images while they are still on the cutting mat. So that when it comes time to place the transfer tape the image is flat and secure.


I centered my cut image on the cutting board using the jute hanger as a guide.


Pressing really hard I rubbed each letter then peeled up the transfer tape.


Here she is all cute and ready to ship. Enjoy the rest of your week an thanks for stopping by!


Brandie


Monday, April 9, 2018

Lori Whitlock April Creative Team Blog Hop



Hi there and welcome to the Lori Whitlock April Blog Hop!

Here is the blog hop order this month.

Brandie


Any Disney fans out there?! Disneyland is one of my familys favorite palaces to visit. We are always making plans to go again. After seeing the new Wish Upon a Star collection by Echo Park I wanted to create a fun saving jar for our next trip.

The cut file I used  is the Valentine Mailbox you can find it here in Loris shop and here in the Silhouette store. This little mailbox could be converted to any type of saving jar. A new couch, a trip to Hawaii, or just a rainy day fund.



Thanks for stopping by and having a look. Brigit is next up on the hop.

Lori has some really fun thing available this time too. Go check them out!






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