Monday, June 10, 2024

Lori Whitlock Creative Team June 2024 Blog Hop


Hey there! Welcome to the creative team blog hop. This month's order is Lori, Traci, Brandie, Ashley, Cathy Chelsea, Sue, Noelene, and Tamara. We are so glad you are here!

I have been on a mini album making kick and have had so much fun. For my project share this month I made a mini album using the Circular Pop Up Card (SVG, Silhouette) and the Stars and Stripes Collection by Echo Park Paper Co. 




Documenting last year's holiday has me looking forward to this year's 4th of July! Thanks for stopping by today. Ashley is up next. The Rafflecopter is below, be sure to enter the giveaway!

Brandie 
 



Flower Basket Box Card

Hi there friends! Today I am dropping in to share this darling Box Card Flower Basket (SVG, Silhouette). This little card has several sentiments included in the file and makes a perfect card for any occasion. I used papers and stickers from the Here Comes the Sun collection by Echo Park Paper Co. I wanted a warm summer vibe for this version. 


Thanks for stopping by today and happy Summer!

Brandie 

Thursday, May 16, 2024

Graduation Gown Gift Card Holder

Graduation season is upon us. It always feels like the last few weeks of school is whirlwind. I have two graduates to celebrate and needed something easy and cute. This A2 Graduation Gown Gift Card holder is perfect (SVG, Silhouette). Easily customized and what graduate doesn't love a little money. 

After I uploaded the file to Cricut Design Spacae I decided I wanted to add a sentiment and the year. I typed out congratulations and 2024 in the font I liked. I resized to fit on the white sashes, adjusted the alignment, and flattened the sashes to make them a print and cut.   


This cap and gown come together quickly. The front of the gown has the yellow accents for the collar and sleeves. The back of the gown also has sleeve accents, and the cap has a tassel and tiny circle to cover the top of the tassel after it is glued onto the cap. 
For the pocket I glued the pocket to the inside of the back of the gown. Aligning the corners to the edge of the gown so that it wouldn't show over the edges.  I then glued the front of the gown on top of the pocket making sure not to glue the top closed. 


This little cap and gown are ready for a gift card or even some cash. Thanks for stopping by today!

Brandie 

Monday, May 13, 2024

Lori Whitlock Creative Team May 2024 Blog Hop

Hi there! Welcome to the blog hop for May! The hop order this month is Lori, Traci, Brandie, Chelsea, Sue, Nolene, and Tamara

I have made several box cards for the mothers in my life, and this is one of them. I used the Box Card Teacup Flowers (SVG, Silhouette). It is one of the Lori new Springtime box cards. I used papers from the Happy St. Patrick's Day collection by Echo Park Paper Co. I also punched a few extra flowers for the middle insert, just to fill in a few places and balance my colors.  I love how bright and cheery it is. 



Thanks for stopping by today. Chelsea is up next, and don't forget the giveaway!

Brandie 







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Monday, April 15, 2024

Mason Jar Mini Album

Hi friends! Have you seen the new mini albums in Lori's shop? They are all so cute. I love all the new shapes. Today I am sharing a mini album I made with the Hidden Binding Mini Album Mason Jar (SVG, Silhouette). For my album I used the Fun on the Farm collection by Echo Park Paper. This little album is perfect to document one of the visits we have made to the local u-pick farm. With a change in the papers, I also think it would make a darling brag book for grandma. 


If you have never made a hidden binding mini album Lori has a great tutorial here. Thanks for stopping by today. 

Brandie   

Monday, April 8, 2024

Lori Whitlock Creative Team April 2024 Blog Hop

Hi there and welcome to the Lori Whitlock blog hop! We have lots of inspiration this month. The hop order is Lori, Traci, Brandie, Ashley, Cathy, Chelsea, Sue, Noelene, and Tamara. This month I made the Watering Can Bouquet Box Card (SVG, Silhouette). I gave mine a ladybug theme with the Little Ladybug collection by Echo Park Paper Co. I added the ladybug stickers and an ephemera piece from the collection. I love how easy it is to adapt Lori cards to any season or theme with papers and stickers.  



Thanks for hoping along today! Ashley up next.

Thursday, March 28, 2024

Box Card Bird House Tutorial

Hi there friends! Has Spring sprung where you live yet? It has where I live and I'm ready for it. I have loved all the springtime files that are showing up in Loris's shop and knew I needed to make one. Today I am sharing an assembly tutorial for the Box Card Birdhouse Flowers (SVG, Silhouette). 

This card is darling as is, but I needed to put a little spin on it with bees. I used the Bee Happy collection by Echo Park Paper Co. I also resized everything to be a little bigger.

I first glued all of the flowers together. All of the flowers have two layers and a center. I swapped out the paper centers for enamel dots. I then glued all of the flowers onto the green inserts. The middle insert has most of the flowers while the back insert has two flowers. For the first insert I trimmed off the bird and glued on the bee sticker. 


Next, I glued on the decor for the birdhouse. (I forgot to take a proper picture) There is two sets of two roof pieces, two rounds for the doorway and a smaller round for decoration. There is also two base pieces for the bottom of the birdhouse and one for a perch. One of the completed roofs and bottom pieces are for the back. The base of the of the box card comes in two pieces that need to be glued together. Line up the edge of large tab with the side of the house. With the front of the house facing down I glued the inserts in. Be sure to have the right side of the insert facing you. All of the tabs are valley folds. I added glue to back of the right tab then lined the tab up with the straight edge of the front of the house and the top of the side of the box base. Then lined up the next two inserts up next to the back of the insert in front and the top of the side of the box card. I then carefully folded the inserts over making sure not to bend the leaves of the flowers so that the wrong sides of the inserts are facing up.    


I had to trim the edges of the left tabs because they were overlapping the tab in front of it a little bit. Then I added glue to all of them and folded the base of the box card over making sure all the small tab lined up correctly. I then added glue to the large tab on the base and folded the back of the card over holding in place till the glue set. 


I then added a bee sticker to the front on the card and tucked one into the back flowers. 


I really like how this one turned out. I hope you all have a happy spring and thanks for being here. 

Brandie 

Monday, March 11, 2024

Lori Whitlock Creative Team March 2024 Blog Hop


Hi friends! Welcome to the March 2024 blog hop. The order this month is Lori, Brandie, Ashley, Cathy, and Chelsea. We are glad you are here and hop you find some inspiration. I made a St Patrick's Day card using the Box Card Envelope St. Patrick's Day (SVG, Silhouette) and the Happy St. Patrick's Day collection by Echo Park Paper Co. For the card I altered it a little and cut the original pot of gold off and add a cute sticker from the collection in its place.


Thanks for stopping by today Ashley is up next!

Brandie


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Sunday, March 3, 2024

Box Card Envelope Butterflies

Hi there friends! Today I am sharing a baby version of the Box Card Envelope Butterflies (SVG, Silhouette). To make this version I used the papers and stickers from the Special Delivery Baby collection by Echo Park Paper Co. I love all the neutral colors in this collection. I also left off the small background flowers from the cut file for this card. I really like how easy it is to customize these box cards with just a few stickers and papers.


Thats all for me today. Thanks for stopping by. 

Brandie   

Wednesday, February 14, 2024

3D Leprechaun Hat Tutorial

Hi there friends! Today I am sharing an assembly tutorial for the 3D Leprechaun Hat (SVG, Silhouette). As soon as this paper collection came out, I knew I wanted to craft with it. It is the Happy St. Patrick's Day collection by Echo Park Paper Co. Thie little hat is the perfect size for a tiered tray or to hold a little treat for someone special. 

This cut file has five circles, two long stripes with tabs, and two buckle pieces. The tabs are all mountain folds. 

I started with the narrow strip first. This will be the hats brim. I added glue to the end tab and attached to the other end creating a circle. I then folded over all the tabs and added glue to each tab on the inside of the cup. Then I put one of the same-colored circles inside the cup and pressed down on each tab against my work surface making sure to shape and secure each one. I flipped the cup over and glued the second same colored circle on the top covering the tabs. With the wide strip and the two smaller remaining circles I repeated the steps making a taller cup. 


To help give a little dimension and to hide the white core paper I inked all of the remaining pieces and the two cups. 
I glued the two buckle pieces together. Then glued the shorter cup to the center of the largest circle. The taller cup is turned over and fits inside the smaller cup creating the hat. I glued the buckle into place only adding glue to the bottom half of the back of the buckle so that the hat can still open. 


I added a few stickers from the collection to glam my hat up a little as well as a jewel brad from my stash. 

I really like how it turned out and will be adding it to my tiered tray decor next month. Thanks for stopping by today!

Brandie

Monday, February 12, 2024

Lori Whitlock Creative Team Blog Hop February 2024

Hi friends! We have a short hop this month. The order is Lori, Traci, Brandie, and Ashley. I made a few of the 2 on 12x12 Heart Favor Box (SVG, Silhouette). These little treat boxes are perfect for giving a little Valentine treat to your galantines, teachers, coworkers, or anyone else that you want to make feel special. I filled mine with a bag of those strawberry flavored pretzels. So good. 

Thats all for me today! Ashley is next. 

Brandie   




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Sunday, January 28, 2024

Hippo Belly Box Valentine

Hi friends! Today I am sharing a Valentine idea. I love the belly boxes and Lori has several on her site (SVG). I used the Belly Box Hippo (SVG). To make him more of valentine I used pink papers as accents and added some hearts to the feet. I then filled the belly part with some of my little guy's favorite candy. I love how he turned out. These little boxes are easy to assemble and don't have to many pieces. Defiantly something that can be mass produced if needed. 


Thanks for stopping by!

Brandie

Wednesday, January 10, 2024

Valentine Truck Box Card Tutorial

Hi friends! Today I am sharing an assembly tutorial for the Boc Card Valentine Truck Back End (SVG, Silhouette). I used 80lbs cardstock and a few designer papers from the Little Ladybug collection by Echo Park Paper Co. This cut file does have a lot of small pieces but totally manageable with a fine tip glue bottle. 


First I assembled all of the decorative elements. The back of the cab of the truck has a border for the window and two rear view mirrors. The tail gate has three layers. A foundation, a decorative layer, and the XOXO layer. It also has two taillights with two layers, a bumper, and a license plate with two layers. All of the hearts are for the inside insert of the box card. For the card base I flipped the card over and folded all the scored lines as valley folds and glued the black tires into place.   


With the card base open I glued the back of the cab on to the inside of the card base. Then folded the score lines on the insert as valley folds and added glue to the tabs. I lined up the tab on the right next to the score line on the inside the card base. Then folded over the left side of the card base on top of the glue on the left tab of the insert making sure everything was level and flat while folded down. I added glue to the tab on the card base and folded the right side of the card base down on the glue making sure it was lined up with the score line.  


Now with the card folded flat I added glue to the back/tailgate portion of the truck and added the tailgate to the box card. 


Now it is ready to send to a valentine!



Thats all for me today. Thanks for stopping by!

Brandie