Tuesday Freebie + New in SVG Shop

TODAY ONLY, this 6 PUMPKINS file is FREE with Purchase.

Here is a fun 3d pumpkin to add to your fall decor. Simply add this file: 6 PUMPKINS to your shopping cart along with any $2.99 purchase from www.loriwhitlock.com/shop and this file is yours FREE.  Be sure to use Coupon Code: CARVE at checkout. The price of the 6 PUMPKINS will be deducted from your total. Be sure to check out the other window boxes in the shop also.

We have many requests for the PDF file for hand cutting. Now many of new shapes will include a line art PDF. Also, all or our files now come Cricut friendly. If you need measurements for an older file please don’t hesitate to ask by emailing us HERE.

Finally… Check out these adorable new files in the Lori Whitlock SVG Shop, and they are on SALE through the weekend, too!!! Most of these downloads include SVG file, cut size instructions and a PDF for hand cutting if so desired.

Cute Halloween Gifts with Lorrie

Hello!  It’s Lorrie here and I wanted to try a different twist on Halloween.  Who says Halloween has to be spooky and filled
with witches, ghosts and goblins?  I wanted to give you a couple of ideas how to “de-spook” a Halloween gift set.
I used Lori Whitlock’s Wooden Crate for this super cute box.  I LOVE this box!  The card is by Kolette Hall and it’s called Floral and Flags Card.
I used Lori’s SVGs to cut both projects on my Cricut Explore.  Using the pen tool, I was able to use Lori Whitlock Dot Sketch Font to write the Happy Halloween Sentiment.
This box is the perfect size for a fun little treat bag.
Remember when you look at files, even though they look like birthday cards or wooden crates, a simple change in papers can make them perfect for another occasion.
Stop by my blog Lorrie’s Story to see all of my Lori Whitlock projects.

Silhouette Portrait Giveaway + New Freebies + SALE

Hi Everyone!! We have some fun things for you today! First off, I have a Silhouette Portrait Giveaway for TWO lucky winners! That’s right I have 2 of them to give away! This giveaway is in conjunction with the Silhouette Promo going on right now. Please enter in the Rafflecopter form below. The giveaway will run from today through October 27. I’ll announce the winners on October 28. Even if you have a Silhouette, this would make a GREAT Christmas present for someone on your list. Good luck!!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Check out the Silhouette Promotion going on right HERE and remember to use code LORI at checkout to get this pricing.

Second, I thought it was high time for some new FREEBIES. So, I created 3 NEW fall digital scrapbooking files for you. I thought they might come in handy for Halloween and all the autumn festivities this year. You can find them under the freebie tab above or click HERE. I created these files using some of my most current digital collections that you can find in at Snap Click Supply. Use them as an invitation to a party, tie them to a treat for Halloween, etc. You can customize them with photos and text in your photo editing software. They’re super cute, super easy to use, and they’re FREE! Tell your friends to come pick them up, too!

And, last but not least, don’t forget this weekend is the end of our SVG SALE in the SHOP. Just use coupon code SPOOKY at checkout for 30% OFF of your entire purchase of Lori Whitlock and Kolette Hall SVG files.

Have a  great weekend!!

New at Snap Click Supply

This week we have a FABULOUS NEW kit to share with you. You can pick it up now at Snap Click Supply Co. for 20% off.

 

BASIC BORDER MASKS

BASIC SHAPE MASKS

 

Silhouette Tutorial with Traci Glass Etching

Happy October Lori fans!  It’s Traci, from Artsy Albums here to share a fun tutorial for making a Halloween treat jar!  
I have to admit before we get started that I had never used etching cream on glass before this, but I was inspired by all of the fun projects I’ve seen, so I had to try it.  I was surprised by how easy it was (thank you Gina…you are wonderful teacher)!  The key is…if you want “easy” and “quick”, don’t pick a cutting file that is intricate for your first attempt.  Go with something chunky for your first try.  Lori’s “Trick or Treat” title was perfect, and taught me how the detailed spaces (the spider web) take more time, but I love detail so it was fine with me:) 
You will need the following supplies to complete this project:
 
Vinyl cutting material
Transfer material
Etching cream
Glass jar, plate, vase, etc. (don’t you just love discount and dollar stores)?
Foam brush 
Scraper or spatula 
Tweezers or Silhouette hook
 
Okay — this is super fun so let’s get started!
 
First, pick out a cutting file.  Sometimes this can be the hardest part:)
Next, be sure your cut setting is on “vinyl”, and cut out the shape.  Remember, if you are using a roll of vinyl, just feed it into your machine…no mat needed, but be sure your machine screen says “load cutting material“, not load cutting mat.
Cut your shape out of the vinyl and then use scissors to cut a fairly large area out of the vinyl around your shape.  You want to do this because when you apply the etching cream to the glass, you don’t want any cream to get on the glass where you don’t want it.  The extra vinyl will act as a barrier around your shape (see picture below).
Remove the vinyl from the cutting machine and remember, the etching cream will “etch” the glass wherever the vinyl is removed.  If you do a phrase like mine, be sure to carefully remove the “etching areas” with a hook or tweezers (be sure to leave all those little spaces in the centers of the letters!)
Once you have removed the spaces that you want “etched” into the glass, apply a piece of transfer paper over the top of the design.  This will help you lift the design off of the vinyl backing in one piece.  You want to make sure there are no bubbles, so use a spatula or Silhouette scraper to smooth over the entire surface.  
 
Once you’re sure all of the pieces of your design are attached to your transfer paper, flip the piece over and peel off the vinyl backing.
Replace any tiny pieces that may have been lifted off with the backing, and apply the entire design (vinyl and transfer paper) to your glass.
Slowly peel the transfer paper away from the vinyl at a 45 degree angle.  Smooth out any bubbles in the vinyl and make sure that all of the vinyl is adhered to the glass.  Etching cream is a thick consistency which I applied to my design with a foam brush….a spatula would also work.  Make sure you cover the etching area completely, smoothing the cream out in multiple directions to get even coverage.  Set your project aside for a while.  My etching cream jar says 5 minutes…..I left it for 15 minutes.
After giving the glass a good amount of time to work, run warm water over the glass and rinse off all of the cream.  Carefully peel away the vinyl to reveal your wonderful etched glass design:)
To finish my project, I cut another one of Lori’s files (Ground Bat Wings Canister) to cut a circle for the top of the jar lid.   I cut the file twice, trimmed only the bat out of one of the cuts, and added him on foam tape to give the lid a dimensional look.  A few gems, some ribbon and twine, and my jar was finished!
 
Whether you are a Halloween fan or just a Fall Fanatic, Lori has lots of files that would be adorable etched into a glass design.  
Try this! Make fun gifts! Create awesome home decor!….go craft crazy and have a fun fall everyone!!
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