Black Friday through Cyber Monday Sale Get 50% Off!

Hi Everyone!  I have a great sale happening in the Lori Whitlock SVG Shop!  From Black Friday through Cyber Monday, get 50% on all orders of $10 or more in my SVG Shop!  The sale includes all SVG files and Commercial licenses.  Just use code BFSALE at checkout to receive the discount! (only one code may be used per transaction)  It’s the perfect time to stock up on all of those items on your wishlist!  But don’t wait, sale ends Monday,  November 27th at Midnight!

Happy Thanksgiving & Black Friday Deals!

Happy Thanksgiving! I just wanted to give you a heads up on some of my favorite places to shop this Black Friday so you can be ready. Have a beautiful day with your families.
As a Lori Whitlock blog reader, you get early access to the Silhouette Black Friday Sale HERE.  Be sure to use Code LORI at checkout to get Black Friday pricing! Black Friday with Silhouette is always the best pricing and bundles of the entire year. Now is the time to shop! 

Shop Black Friday Deals from Cricut!

Don’t forget about Scrapbook.com. They always have great Black Friday Deals.

Using Multiple Colors of Heat Transfer Vinyl with Kathy

Hi Everyone and Happy Thanksgiving!  It’s Kathy today with an easy tutorial showing how to keep a design’s shape and spacing when using multiple colors of heat transfer vinyl.    I wanted to create some Holiday decor gifts, and I though some seasonal throw pillows would be fun.  I found this Joy Love Peace Believe Tree design in Lori’s Shop (here in the Silhouette Store) and decided to add it to a throw pillow.

I loved how the different tiers were different colors and wanted to make sure I kept the shape.  Here ‘s how I did it…

I started by loading the file into my Silhouette Software.  Next, I sized it to fit on my pillow case.  My pillow was 18″x 18″ so I knew I wanted the design bigger than the original.

I selected all parts of the design and right mouse clicked and selected group.   This allowed me to change the shape of the whole design uniformly.

I clicked the corner of the design and dragged it to the size that I wanted.  It is bigger than the mat, but I just needed to make sure that all of the green elements fit on the mat at once since that was the largest area of a single color in the design.

Once it was sized properly, I ungrouped the file.  I then double checked that all elements of each individual color were grouped together, ( all the reds in one group, all the green in another) since I wanted to cut them at once, and in their original place in the design.

I dragged the red words and the star from the mat, and then mirrored the green words on the mat (you always want to do this when cutting words in vinyl)  Notice they are still spaced as in the original design.   Next I hit send.

I added the green heat transfer vinyl to my mat, with the shiny side down,  selected the proper media from the menu, and set my blade depth to 2 and sent to cut.  (for my design I used Siser Heat Transfer Vinyl in Green, Red and Glitter Gold)

I repeated this process with the red and gold pieces of the design.  Notice the red also maintain their original spacing.

One the vinyl was cut, I weeded out the negative space so all that was left were the parts of my design.

I centered the design on my pillowcase.  (I purchased this plain pillow case on Amazon.)

To start, I ironed on the green since this was the largest part of my design.  I put a piece of parchment paper over the clear plastic holding the design and ironed on a cotton setting, no steam for 10 seconds per each part of the design.

Next, I peeled off the plastic (be careful, it can get hot!) leaving only the design on my pillowcase.

To make sure it was ironed on well, I covered the design with my parchment again and ironed it a little more.

I then repeated this process with the gold star and the red words.  It was easy to correctly place the red words because of the way I cut the pieces on my mat.

Once I ironed on all of the pieces, I added the pillow fill to the case and done!

This will make a fun, festive gift, I have plans on making a few more for friends, after I finish my turkey of course!  That’s it for me today, thanks for stopping by to peek!

Silhouette Early Access Black Friday Sale Starts Now!!

Hi Everyone! As a follower of my blog, you have exclusive access to the Silhouette Black Friday sale starting NOW, a day early. They have some fabulous deals and limited quantities on some of the items. So EARLY ACCESS is a good thing!!

To access the below deals click HERE and be sure to use Code LORI at checkout to get these great prices! 
 
There are a number of different bundles including 2 new Limited Edition Cameo Colors, Blue and Lavender!!  Take a look at the fabulous bundle offers…
Blue CAMEO Bundle $640.91 $249.99
 Includes:
Blue CAMEO 3
Advent Calendar
$100 to the Silhouette Design Store
Winter Special Contents (100 exclusive designs)
Pink Dust Cover
12 in. Neon Pink Heat Transfer
12 in. Glitter Mint Heat Transfer
12 in. Blue Vinyl*
12 in. Transfer Tape
Sketch Pen Starter Kit
Silhouette Tool Kit
*Contents may vary. Customers will receive either matte navy or glossy blue 12 in. vinyl.
Lavender CAMEO Bundle $640.91 $249.99
Includes:
Lavender CAMEO 3
Advent Calendar $100 to the Silhouette Design Store
Winter Special Contents (100 exclusive designs)
Pink Dust Cover
12 in. Neon Pink Heat Transfer
12 in. Glitter Pink Heat Transfer
12 in. Glossy Dark Pink Vinyl
12 in. Transfer Tape
Sketch Pen Starter Kit
Silhouette Tool Kit
Black CAMEO Bundle $640.91 $249.99
Includes:
Black CAMEO 3
Advent Calendar
$100 to the Silhouette Design Store
Winter Special Contents (100 exclusive designs)
Pink Dust Cover
12 in. Neon Pink Heat Transfer
12 in. Glitter Black Heat Transfer
12 in. Black Vinyl*
12 in. Transfer Tape
Sketch Pen Starter Kit
Silhouette Tool Kit
*Contents may vary. Customers will receive either matte or glossy black 12 in. vinyl.
White CAMEO Bundle $640.91 $249.99
Includes:
White CAMEO 3
Advent Calendar
$100 to the Silhouette Design Store
Winter Special Contents (100 exclusive designs)
Grey Dust Cover
12 in. Neon Pink Heat Transfer
12 in. Glitter Gold Heat Transfer
12 in. Glossy White Vinyl
12 in. Transfer Tape
Sketch Pen Starter Kit
Silhouette Tool Kit
Portrait Bundle $491.93 $179.99
Includes:
Portrait 2
Advent Calendar
$100 to the Silhouette Design Store
Winter Special Contents (100 exclusive designs)
Grey Dust Cover
9 in. Metallic Red Vinyl
9 in. Metallic Green Vinyl
9 in. Dark Pink Heat Transfer
9 in. Transfer Tape
Curio Bundle $636.91 $229.99
Includes:
Curio
Mint
Advent Calendar
$100 to the Silhouette Design Store
Winter Special Contents (100 exclusive designs)
Natural Dust Cover
Metal Etching Sheets
Metal Shipping Sheets
Embossable Foil
Score and Emboss Paper (8.5 in. x 11 in.)
Large Curio Base
Mint Bundle $99.80 $49.99
Includes:
Mint
Ash Blue Mint Ink
Ash Pink Mint Ink
Brown Mint Ink
Green Mint Ink
Grey Mint Ink
Lavender Mint Ink
Magenta Mint Ink
Navy Mint Ink
Orchid Mint Ink
Orange Mint Ink
Pink Mint Ink
Purple Mint Ink
Teal Mint Ink
Walnut Mint Ink
15mm x 15mm Mint Stamp Kit
15mm x 30mm Mint Stamp Kit
30mm x 60mm Mint Stamp Kit
45mm x 45mm Mint Stamp Kit
45mm x 90mm Mint Stamp Kit
CAMEO $499.99 $199.99
Includes:
White CAMEO 3
$100 to the Silhouette Design Store
Winter Special Contents (100 exclusive designs)
Portrait $399.99 $159.99
Includes:
Portrait 2
$100 to the Silhouette Design Store
Winter Special Contents (100 exclusive designs)
Curio $449.99 $179.99
Includes:
Curio
$100 to the Silhouette Design Store
Winter Special Contents (100 exclusive designs)
Regular Blade Bundle $51.96 $24.99
Includes:
 (4) Regular (Rachet) Blades
AutoBlade Bundle $51.96 $24.99
Includes:
 (4) AutoBlades
Premium Blade Bundle $79.96 $39.99
Includes:
(4) Premium Blades
Blade Assortment Bundle $89.96 $44.99
Includes:
(2) Premium Blades
(2) Deep-Cut Blades
12in. Cutting Mat Bundle $59.96 $29.99
Includes:
 (4) 12 in. x 12 in. Cutting Mats
8in. Cutting Mat Bundle $51.96 $24.99
Includes:
(4) 8 in. x 12 in. Cutting Mats
Cutting Mat Assortment Bundle $69.96 $34.99
Includes:
(2) 12 in. x 24 in. Cutting Mats
(2) 11.5 in. x 8.5 in. CAMEO PixScan™ Cutting Mats
The new Blue and Lavender Cameo 3s are limited in number and when they’re gone, they are gone, so don’t wait!
 
In addition to these fabulous deals, you’ll also find…
  • 40% off supplies and accessories, including clearance
  • 50% off software and ebooks
  • Free shipping on orders over $100
To access these deals click hereBe sure to use Code LORI at checkout to get this fabulous pricing! 
Don’t miss out, sale ends at 11:59 pm MST on December 1st!

Digital Inspiration with Tya

Hello Lori Whitlock fans! It’s Tya here with some digital scrapbooking inspiration. I have recently started making greeting cards digitally and they are so much fun to put together! I shared some birthday ones a few months back and  decided to do a Fall/Thanksgiving themed set for my designs this month. The great thing about these cards is all you need to do is create them, print them out and then glue them to a card base.  I like to add real buttons, twine and other embellishments as well. Here are the cards I made:

 

 

I used the following products to make these cards:

The Story of Fall Mega Digital Collection

Basic Embellishments

Basic Shape Masks

Thank you so much for stopping by today! I hope you give these fun digital cards a try! Happy Crafting  and Happy Thanksgiving!

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