2 for 1 files – Notebook cover from a Sticky Note Holder

Hello there – It’s Tya here with a fun tutorial on how to stretch your cut files. I love making lists and notes so I always have a notebook or sticky notes around and I wanted to make covers for the both of them. I found this file - Sticky Note Holder 2, but I couldn’t find one that fit the 5×8 inch notepad so I decided to alter the the Sticky note holder to fit. It was so easy! Let me show you how I did it –

Gather up your supplies – I used a 5×8 notepad, a standard size sticky note and some darling pattern paper and stickers from Lori’s Here and Now line from Echo Park and some black cardstock.

Next  –  go ahead and select the files- this is what it looks like -

Cut the sticky note holder out like normal. – it had 2 flowers and a small dot in the center of one of the squares included with it and I am not using them so I just deleted them. To make the notebook cover – I took the measurements of the notepad  and then adjusted my cut file so that it was a little bit bigger than the note book.

 The file ended up being 8 1/2 x 11 – but i used a 12 x 12 piece of paper just to make sure it cut all around. I resized the pattern paper for the front of the notebook to be 5 x 8.

Here are the covers-

I love the way the covers turned out and it was so easy! Just a few different measurements and I had a custom made notepad cover that I just love!



 I added a ribbon to the cover before I added the pattern paper for a fun enclosure.


I also added a strip of pattern paper to the top edge of the paper pad and a sticker from the Here and Now sticker sheet.


 Hopefully I have inspired you stretch you cut files to be able to use them on all different shapes and sizes! It is so much fun to add a little custom touch to you projects. Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday Freebie + New in Shop

First of all, I’d like to tell you about a new feature that we added to the blog this week. If you’ll look to the far right of the red scalloped navigation bar at the top of the blog you will see a new category labeled “tutorials.” We have compiled an alphabetical list of all the video tutorials that I have to make locating a tutorial much easier. I hope you enjoy this new feature. Now on to the Tuesday freebie…

TODAY & TOMORROW, this SVG file is FREE with any $2.99 purchase!

We have a FREE file with purchase today + tomorrow! Simply add this Double Sided Tote Scalloped to your shopping cart along with ANY $2.99+ purchase from the SVG Shop and this file is yours FREE. Be sure to use Coupon Code: DOUBLE (case sensitive) at checkout. Hurry! This offer is good until Wednesday at midnight!

(Your cart must reach at least $5.98 before the coupon will be applied and then $2.99 will be subtracted from your total at checkout. The files will be available for immediate download after you pay for your order by visiting the “downloads” section inside of your account.)  

We have a HUGE new release of SVG files and fonts today from all three of our designers! And, just like always, the NEW files are ON SALE 25% OFF through the weekend in the SVG Shop! These downloads include SVG files for sure and PNG or PDF files when appropriate. Be sure to go get them while they are on SALE this week.

Thanks for visiting the blog today! Please let us know if you need any help with your files. We want to make sure everyone is happy with their purchase. Have a great week!

Gift Card Box with Traci

Happy Monday everyone! We have a winner! Kathleen just won a $20 gift voucher to the SVG shop from our Blog Hop Giveaway. I just emailed you, Kathleen, so please look for that : )

Now on to our project post by Traci today…

It’s Traci and I’m back to share a fun gift box project with you.  

Lori’s cute little gift box  is perfect for tucking in a gift card and adding a sweet note.  The little drawer pulls out so that you can tuck in a gift card, and the top folds to stand up with a note inside.

I love that the cutting file also comes with an outside box … what a perfect gift for a friend, teacher, anyone!

Thanks for letting me share this cute project with you today!  Stop by Artsy Albums and say hello sometime!

Gift Card Box


Creating a Dry Erase Board with Kathy

Hi everyone!  It’s Kathy today with a fun tutorial to create a dry erase board.   I can’t believe we are almost back to school, this summer has flown by!  I thought that this project would be perfect for the inside of a locker, or on a dorm room door!  It was really easy to put together… check it out…

I started by enlarging one of the tags from Lori’s 4 Basic Tags File (here in Silhouette Store).  I made sure it was narrow enough to fit into a school locker.    I also used pieces from Lori’s A2 Shaped Card Butterfly  (here in Silhouette Store ) & A2 Shaped Card Flower ( here in Silhouette Store ) as embellishments to my board.

Next I adhered all of the pieces together…

I placed the whole project into a laminating sleeve. which I then ran through my laminator.  If you do not have a laminator, you can bring your project to a nearby office supply store.  Most have laminating services.

I trimmed the excess laminate, leaving about 1/8″ around the edge.

To finish the board, I added some Velcro to hold the dry erase pen to the board, and a ribbon to hang the board.

The board cleans off easily with a dry cloth!   The fun part is you can customize the board using different shapes and colors…it could be used for boys or girls!

That’s it for me today, thanks so much for stopping by!

August Blog Hop

Welcome to our August 2015 Creative Team Blog Hop!

I can hardly believe that my daughter stared school yesterday. Is it already that time of year?? We have had a great summer and now it’s time to get back into the routine of school. I love summer and carefree days, but I also love the structure that school days bring. I guess that I just love having some of both. How about you?

Now, on to the blog hop… First off, we have a 30% OFF SALE going on at Lori’s SVG SHOP. ALL files (and commercial licenses) from Lori Whitlock, Kolette Hall, and Dresden Carrie are on SALE. Use code AUGUST (case sensitive) at checkout in the SVG SHOP. It’s a great time to stock up!

AND, TODAY ONLY, you can save 30% OFF all of Lori Whitlock’s digital scrapbooking files over at Snap Click Supply. Shop digital scrapbook files HERE. Be sure to use code: AUGUST at checkout.

Check out all the awesome new files that we have in the SVG Shop, and they are on SALE 30% OFF through June 14 due to the Blog Hop!!! Be sure to use coupon code AUGUST at checkout.


As a small token of my appreciation for you, the following file is free for the next 24 hours. Simply add this APPLE file to you cart and and use code: APPLE at checkout. The price will be subtracted from your order and you should have a “free checkout” option. The file will be immediately available under “My Account” and “Downloads.” You will need to checkout with the freebie separately from the sale coupon as the cart won’t allow you to checkout with both coupons in one transaction. Enjoy!

We have a GIVEAWAY going on today! It’s super simple to enter to win a $20 gift card to the SVG Shop! Simply enter to win through the Rafflecopter form below.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

And, last but not least… would you like to see what our amazing team has created? Click the links below for some wonderful inspiration. If you get lost come back here to get on track.

Corri Garza 
Mendi Yoshikawa 
Traci Penrod 
Kathy Skou 
Tya Smith 
Chrissy Guido
Ashley Cook
Rachael Sheedy

Thanks again for dropping by! Have a GREAT day!

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