Monday, September 25, 2023

5x7 Box Card Witch

Hi there friends! Have you started Halloween crafting yet? By the looks of things, the Lori Whitlock creative team is in full Halloween mode! I love that, I love cute Halloween crafts, decor and parties! Every year my family has a Halloween party and I like to send out an invitation. This year I made the 5x7 Box Card Witch (SVG, Silhouette) with the party details on the back. This card does have some small pieces but isn't complicated. I was able to get six of them completed in an afternoon.

Thanks for stopping by today and happy spooky season!


Monday, September 11, 2023

Lori Whitlock Creative Team September 2023 Blog Hop

Hi friends! Thanks for hoping along with us. The order this month is Lori, Traci, Brandie, Cathy, Marcia, and Chelsea. Today I am sharing this cute Box Card Envelope Fall Squirrel (SVG, Silhouette) I made. This card is so cute and comes with a print and cut sentiment, but I swapped it out for a sticker from the I Love Fall collection by Echo Park Paper the pattern papers and embellishments are also from the collection. 

Thanks for hoping along with us today. Cathy is up next

PS Don't forget the free file today and the 30% off coupon code!


Thursday, September 7, 2023

3D Small Pumpkin Tutorial

Hi there and Happy almost Fall! I live in the desert southwest and it has been hot, so I am very ready for cooler temps! Today I am sharing a tutorial for the 3D Small Pumpkin (SVG, Silhouette). There is also a larger version of this pumpkin (SVG, Silhouette) that comes together in the same way. The smaller size fits nicely in my tiered tray so that is what I went with. I also used papers and embellishments from the new I Love Fall paper collection by Echo Park Paper. 

First, I folded all of the score lines as mountain folds and put a slight curve in the paper for the sides of the pumpkin. I also added a curve to the decorative paper sides. I used a liquid glue to secure the decorative panels to the front, back, and sides of the pumpkin. I found working from the center out was the best to get the panels spaced evenly. 

There is one inside piece in the file that helps shape the pumpkin. This piece is glued on the inside of all the tabs.  You could cut two, but it isn't necessary and if you do cut two, add it after the stem is in place. I added glue to the top of the inside piece of the pumpkin (shortest side) and folded the largest tab over. Making sure all of the corners meet up and are straight. Once dry and secure I added glue to one side of the entire edge of the inside piece, started at the bottom, and made sure to line the edges up then proceed of secure the rest of the tabs to the inside piece. Repeating the process for the other side.   

For the steam. There are five decorative panels. One is a square the goes in the middle and the others are polygon shapes that go around the middle making a cross. I added glue to the empty squares and folded the steam making a small box. The tabs on the bottom of the steam are inserted into the top of the pumpkin. There is two short tabs and two longer tabs the short tab are glued down pointing toward the sides of the pumpkin. (so as not to go over the score lines)

Now it is time to secure the front and back of the pumpkin. Like before I started with the bottom tab and made sure the corners and edges were all lined up. I then added glue to all of the tabs and folded the decorative panel over and did my best to make sure everything was lined up and secure. Flipped the pumpkin over and repeated the process. 

The file comes with a couple of pumpkin leaves and a vine. I ended up cutting the stems off of the leaves and securing them to the front of the pumpkin. I also added a few puffy stickers and chipboard from the collection as well as some gold ink splatter. 

I love how this little pumpkin turned out. It is a fun little Fall project that makes a darling decor piece for my kitchen tray. Thanks for stopping by today!