Strawberry Card Tutorial with Traci

Hi Lori fans!  It’s Traci from Artsy Albums and I’m glad to be back on Lori’s blog today with a fun tutorial for making cards out of Lori’s cute new strawberry files.  I’ll show you two different card styles today and lots of “how to” pictures … so let’s get started!

These adorable strawberry designs are actually “print & cut” designs, but we are going to cut all of the pieces for a more layered look.

Let’s start with the first flip up Strawberry Jar card.  First, I opened the design and created an offset to make my card base.  I set my offset around the jar to 0.125.

Once I had the offset for the jar, I created a mirror image.  I went to the Replicate button and clicked “Mirror Above”.

I moved my two jars tops together and welded them so that I could fold the shape in half to create the card base.  I also used the type tool to type my sentiment for a print and cut.  (You can search Lori’s site for lots of Print & Cut tutorials if needed).  When you are ready to cut your shape, be sure that “cut edge” is highlighted in your cut setting window.

Once my white card base was cut, I cut out the other pieces and layered them on the front of the card.  Again, since this was originally created as a print design, you will want to be sure that “cut edge” is highlighted in your cut setting window before cutting out each piece.   By the way, the paper I used is from an Echo Park collection called Jack & Jill (Jill) designed by Lori also!

The second design is a pull-out card.  First, I opened the design and ungrouped all of my pieces.

I located the solid “basket” piece first and moved everything else off of my software mat.   Next, I created an internal offset (setting .20) so that I would have a card base that would be small enough to slide back into the basket.

Once I had the inset piece for the basket, I created an offset on each of the three strawberries so that when I cut the card, the strawberries would have a white edge.  I then welded the strawberry offsets to my basket inset.  To simplify, you are welding a smaller basket and three larger strawberries together. (Ignore my second set of strawberries in the photo … you don’t need them).

Once you have the strawberries welded to your basket inset, you can add a sentiment with the type tool if desired and then do a print & cut for the base of the card.

For the card pocket, locate the original blue “basket” piece and create a mirror image above the shape.

Move the pieces so that they touch along the future fold line.  Weld them together and cut the piece out.  Now you should have a basket piece that looks like the photo below.  Fold the piece in half and add adhesive along the right and left sides to create a pocket.  Leave the top free of adhesive so that the white card you created in previous steps can slide down into the pocket.

Finally, cut out the remaining pieces of the basket and strawberries and adhere them to your base card and pocket.  So Cute!

Thanks so much for letting me share these two cards with you.  I hope you found the tutorial helpful!  I would love to have you stop by my blog at Artsy Albums sometime!  Tell me you found me here at Lori’s and leave me a comment to introduce yourself!

Link to Strawberry File Set

 

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TODAY & TOMORROW, this SVG file is FREE with any $1.99 purchase!

We have a FREE file with purchase today! Simply add this GIFT CARD HOLDER FATHER’S DAY SHIRT to your shopping cart along with ANY $1.99 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 by visiting the “downloads” section inside of your account.  Be sure to use Coupon Code: DAD (case sensitive) at checkout. Hurry! This offer is good until Wednesday (tomorrow) at midnight!

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HERE is a cute tutorial using this card by CT member, Traci. You might want to check it out.

Ready to see what new files we have this week? Kolette and I have some great new files releasing this week in the  SVG Shop. The NEW files are ALL marked down 25% OFF through the weekend!!!

Just a quick reminder about the Link Up that is going on right now. If you’ll look at the right hand column on the blog you’ll see a place to link your summertime projects up for a chance to win a $15 gift card to the shop.

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 wonderful week!

Father’s Day Work Bench Pop Up Card with Mendi

Hello there!  It’s Mendi here today with a Father’s Day card using Lori’s adorable Work Bench Pop Up Card cutting file.
Lori’s card design focuses on the inside of this card so I wanted to show you how I embellished the front.  I decided to enlarge a few of the tools found on the inside and pair them with a banner from Lori’s Journaling Shapes 2 set and a custom sentiment using her Friendly Font.
While this card is adorable all on it’s own, I wanted to find a way to dress it up and make it my own so I decided to stamp the workbench with a woodgrain background stamp and to add a fun checkerboard floor by cutting extra 1/2″ black squares on my Silhouette.  I finished off my card with a sentiment stamp from Lawn Fawn’s Happy Everything set.
Let’s face it… Making cards for men can be tough, but Lori has a number of fun, interactive cards that are perfect for Father’s Day.  You can find this card along with many other good choices in her shop HERE.
Thanks for dropping by today!

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Enjoy 30% OFF your entire purchase at Lori’s SVG SHOP all weekend! ALL files (and commercial licenses) from Lori Whitlock and Kolette Hall are on SALE 30% OFF until Sunday at midnight. Use code: JUNE (case sensitive) at checkout in the SVG SHOP. Now is your chance to stock up for some fabulous summer crafting!

Permanent Vinyl Tutorial with Kathy

Hi Everyone!  It’s Kathy today with a fun tutorial using Permanent Adhesive Vinyl to customize some wine glasses!  We have some good friends with a pool who gave us an open invitation to swim this summer!   I wanted to give them a little something as a thank you for their generosity.  I found these acrylic wine glasses at HomeGoods and thought they’d be the perfect gift!

It was so simple to add the little fish from Lori’s Island Paradise Set (here in the Silhouette Store).

1.  I started with some Acrylic Wine Glasses (good for the pool area, they don’t shatter!) and some colorful permanent (outdoor) vinyl sheets.

2.  Load your design onto the virtual mat and size it for your object.  I added a rectangle around them to make it easier to remove the unwanted pieces of vinyl from around the design without wasting vinyl.  Change the cut settings to Vinyl. (blade depth of 2)

3.  Place the  vinyl onto the mat and feed it into the Cameo.  You can omit the mat if you’re using a 12″ sheet (choose load media), but I’m used to using my mat when I use smaller pieces of vinyl.

4.  Once the design is out, peel  away the unwanted pieces of the vinyl.

5.  I cut the eyes from white and black vinyl and peeled the back off the vinyl and added them to my fish.  It was easy to do this with simple, little pieces.  I thought it would be easier to add the eye layer before placing the fish on the glass.  For more complex or intricate designs you would want to use transfer tape to add any layers.

6.  Transfer tape makes it easy to place a design on your object.  First cut a piece about the same size as your design.  Peel one edge of the tape from the backing and place the tape on the edge of the vinyl backing.  Peel it off, while pressing it over the design.

7.  Once the back is completely off, rub your scraper over the design to make sure it all sticks to the tape.

8.  Peel the tape off, the design should come with it.  If it doesn’t, press it back down and go over it again with your scraper.

9.  Place the tape with your design over the glass.  Starting from the center of the design, start pressing onto your glass.  Move outward, pressing out any air bubbles.  Once the design is down rub over it with your fingers again to make sure it’s on securely.

10.   Slowly peel the transfer tape off the glass.

I’m really happy with the way they turned out!  It’s such a nice way to personalize a gift!  You could also do monograms!

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

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