Tuesday Freebie + New in Shop

TODAY & TOMORROW, this SVG file is FREE with Purchase.

First off, I wanted to talk to the Cricut Explore users out there. Cricut just launched Design Space 2.0. The good news is that SVG files now come in at the original size!! This is so great. There really isn’t any need to reference the “cut size” info any more.  If you have any issues with score marks staying in place please contact me for updated files. I am more than happy to help you get files that are working smoothly for you. I promise that I’m working hard to make sure my files are Cricut Explore compatible. Each time they upgrade their software, it seems to bring up a new issue, but I will make sure my customers are happy and get you the files you need. And, once I update a file, I am replacing it in the shop so future customers are receiving the most current file. Please contact me right away if you have any concerns with your files by emailing me at info@loriwhitlock.com. I love my customers! Without you, I would not be designing. Thank you for your loyalty.

We have an adorable free file with purchase today! Simply add this file: Pocket Ring Mini Album to your shopping cart along with any $2 purchase from www.loriwhitlock.com/shop and this file is yours FREE. Your cart must reach at least $3.98 before the coupon will be applied and then $1.99 will be subtracted from your total at checkout. The files will be available for immediate download after you pay for your order.  Be sure to use Coupon Code: MINI (case sensitive) at checkout. Hurry! This offer is good until Wednesday (tomorrow) at midnight!

 

All or our files now come Cricut Explore friendly. If you need updated files, don’t hesitate to ask by emailing us HERE. As we update the files, we are replacing them in the shop for future customers. If you need PDFs for hand cutting and they are not included in the file, also feel free to email us.

Finally… we have a HUGE NEW release this week in the  SVG Shop, and they are ALL on SALE 25% OFF through the weekend!!! These downloads include SVG files. 3D files include cut size information and a PDF for hand cutting if desired. Read description before making your purchase.

To find these files in the Silhouette Design Store click HERE.

Lucky Me with Kathy

Hi Everyone, it’s Kathy today with fun gift set to help celebrate St. Patrick’s Day!  You’d never know from my name, but I come from a long line of Kelley’s, Barrett’s, Doyle’s & McDonough’s so St. Patrick’s day is a big deal around here!  Take a peek….

I combined the new St. Patrick’s Day Phrases  file and the Center Panel Step Card to create my card.  And of course you need some kisses if you’re Irish so I combined the 3D Hot Cocoa/Coffee Mug with some Clovers from the Five Clover Shamrocks File to create a fun “Kiss” holder.  I can’t wait to give it to my favorite Irishman!!  That’s it for me today, thanks for stopping by!!

 

New at Snap Click Supply: St. Patrick’s Day Collection

Today I have a brand NEW digital product to share with you called “St. Patrick’s Day Papers.” Can you believe that March starts this weekend? These St. Patrick’s Day papers and elements just might come in handy! You can pick it up now at Snap Click Supply Co. for 25% OFF all weekend!

St. Patrick’s Day Papers

 

St. Patrick’s Day Collection

Check out these fabulous projects from our talented Creative Team using the new St. Patrick’s Day Paper and Embellishments!

RSheedy_HappyDay
LW-StPatricksDayPaper-AshleyCook

Have a great weekend!!

Heat Transfer Tutorial with Cathy

Hi everyone!  Cathy here with you today.  I have been wanting to try heat transfer vinyl with my Silhouette Cameo for quite some time….I have to admit I was more than a little intimidated by it. But I kept seeing all of these adorable onesies and I wanted to created one for our grandbaby!  It will take you some time to search through all of Lori Whitlock’s files to find the perfect choice, so many awesome to designs to choose from.  I think that was the hardest part of this project.

I chose her “too cute for words” file and a couple of hearts from her “11 hearts” file!

I used two colors of heart transfer vinyl from SRM.  Hot Pink and Black on a light pink onesie.  Wash and dry your item before your get started.

I enlarged the file just a bit to fit the onesie.  And the most important part of working with heat transfer vinyl is remembering to mirror your design.  Simply highlight your design, go to the Replicate window and click mirror right.

You will want to load your heat transfer material into the machine with the clear plastic backing facing down.  The backing of heat transfer material will be facing up.

Start with the default cut settings for the type of heat transfer you are cutting and do a test cut.  You should be able to see the cut on the heat transfer side, however, you might not be able to see the cuts if you turn the material over and look through the clear side.  This is okay!  Heat transfer material is VERY thin and the cuts will be very fine

Weeding your heat transfer. Once your design is cut, you can trim around the design if there is extra around.  Then you will want to peel off any parts of the design that you don’t want to be ironed on, or the negative space.  You can use a weeding tool for this, or just use a safety pin. Make sure and get inside of any letters like A and O! When you are done you should have the design you want to transfer left stuck to the clear backing.

Ironing the design on. Last but not least we get to iron!  Read the directions on the back of your specific heat transfer, but most direct you to place your iron on a  very hot setting.  I used a heat resistant craft sheet between my onesie and iron.  A lot of people use parchment paper, but the craft sheet worked wonderfully.

Now you will want to put your hot iron on the design for between 10-40 seconds depending on the type, again read the directions for your specific heat transfer.  Make sure that you are covering all of the edges of the design with the iron. You can release it and carefully pull up the backing to see if the design has stuck or needs to be heated more.  I also found that on designs larger than the iron, it was easiest to iron the design in sections rather than going back and forth across the entire design.

Once the design has transferred I like to let it cool for about 30-45 seconds and then gently peel back the clear plastic until it is completely removed.  I find that letting it cool for just a short bit helps because on smooth vinyl, if it gets too hot it can pull a little bit when you are removing the backing and cause wrinkles in the vinyl.  Cooling a little seems to prevent this.

Awesome!  I love how this came out and it was so easy!  And from everything I read, you just have to remember to wash the item inside out and dry on a cool temp!

Here’s my little grandbaby modeling her onesie with a little help from her older brother.  Every time you lay her down, her feet come up and she rolls over.  So it took a bit of brotherly love to get a photo!

Too Cute For Words

11 hearts

$1 Wednesday at Snap Click Supply

One Dollar Wednesday at Snap Click Supply Co!

That means you can pick up 2 products at a great deal. Snap Click Supply Co. is home to ALL of Lori’s digital Scrapbooking kits, both Echo Park and exclusive designs by Lori Whitlock. These kits contain printable papers and/or embellishments (.JPG & .PNG formats), plus a few Photoshop brushes (.ABR).

For Lori’s digital cutting machine files, shop at Lori’s SVG Shop (.SVG format – most digital die cutting machines, including the new Cricut Design Space). Silhouette CAMEO & Portrait owners who have NOT upgraded to the Designer Edition software can find Lori’s files at the Silhouette Online Store (.STUDIO format only).

TODAY ONLY this awesome digital product is available for just $1:

Mod Seasons: Spring

AND, the Mod Papers Kraft are HALF OFF today only…

Mod Papers Kraft

 Be sure to go grab these great deals while you can. These offers will end at midnight.

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