Apple Slider Gift Card Holder with Brigit

Hello, Everyone!  It’s Brigit today with a cute gift card holder I created using the school apple and worm layered embellishment file from the Silhouette Design Store. This is also part of the layered fall embellishment set at Lori’s shop. I made a couple of adjustments in Silhouette Studio Designer Edition to make it a slide out gift card holder.

I created rhinestone holes, (size 1 spacing .2) around an internal offset of the apple so I could stitch together a front and back layer using some Doodlebug twine.

The stitching at the top of the apple is only on the front, I needed a gap so the apple core with gift card could slide in and out.

To create the apple core I made an internal offset of the apple and used one of the nested scalloped circles, (Silhouette store here) to subtracted bites from it, I did this a couple of times. The placeholders are from one of the Christmas ornament gift card set, (Silhouette store here).

A cute way to give a back to school gift!  The patterned paper used is by Doodlebug and sentiment is from My Creative Time.

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

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August Sale in the Lori Whitlock SVG Shop!

Are you crafting this weekend? Don’t forget about the August Sale happening now in the Lori Whitlock SVG Shop!

 

All files are 30% off through Monday! Just use code AUG2017 at checkout! Have a great day!


Doodlebug Design: At the Zoo Cut Files Feature

Hi Everyone! Today I’m showcasing another fabulous project using Doodlebug Design’s cut files! These adorable sneakers were created by Karen Hanson for Doodlebug Design.

 

Karen  used the Leaf #3-At the Zoo file, the Panda Bear- At the Zoo file and the Monkey- At the Zoo files for her sneakers.

I might need a pair of these in an adult size!!

New Doodlebug Design SVG files are being added to the Lori Whitlock SVG Shop on a regular basis, so stop by to see all of the fun SVG files HERE!

Have a great day!

3D Chrysanthemum Flowers Tutorial with Michelle

Hello crafty people! I’m Michelle Zerull from Pinch Your Chic and I have a fun tutorial for you today using the Lori Whitlock 3D Chrysanthemum. Earlier, I used this file when making a paper flower wreath and I loved it so much that I wanted to explore other possibilities with this SVG file. I love Chrysanthemums! They are a great flower to have this time of the year because you can display them throughout the Autumn months too! The flowers make beautiful embellishments, but they can also be used in a vase as home decor. I’ll show you how to make them!

You can find the 3D Chrysanthemum SVG file at the Lori Whitlock Store as well as the Silhouette Design Store. I cut my flowers using my Silhouette Cameo, but these are Portrait compatible too. And as always, the files can be used with your Cricut, Sizzix Eclips, or any electronic digital cutting machine that uses SVG files.

The file includes many varied sizes. You are going to want to cut approximately 9-10 layers per stem in concentric sizes. To add some visual interest and depth, I used 3 different shades of yellow for my flowers, but you can make yours in whatever colors you prefer.

I cut my flowers using the factory recommended settings for plain cardstock. I did slow the machine down just a tad so I could get nice, clean cuts. They came out perfect each time! After weeding, I sorted the layers by size and set them aside.

To make my stems, I used 18 gauge wire cut to desired length. You can cover the wire in floral tape, but this step is optional. Using pliers, bend one end of the wire to a 90-degree angle, leaving an approximately 1/4 inch “tail”. Set your wire stems aside.

Start shaping your smallest layer. Using a wooden skewer or stick, curl the petals upward.  I also recommend using a flower cupping tool to make the petals curl upwards. Simply place the tool in the center of the layer and make small, circular motions. The petals will curl up almost immediately. It’s like magic! If you do not have a flower tool, that’s okay. Simply curl each petal upward with the skewer.

Be patient. The results are worth the time it takes to curl the petals. Curl approximately 8 or 9 and set aside in order of size.

Take your smallest layer and glue it inside the next size up.

This process reminds me of nesting dolls, with each small layer fitting inside the larger. You will be forming a “bunch” of layers. There are times when you will be placing them inside of the same size in order to have approximately eight or nine layers. With numerous layers, the flowers will be full and luscious!

Take the largest layer and carefully poke a small hole in the center using your skewer or toothpick.

Glue the tail end of the stem to one of the largest petals using your glue of choice. I do not recommend using hot glue because the pieces are small and you could get burned.

Take your layers “bunch” and glue on top of largest layer with stem. Now let dry completely. They must be completely dry before your final shaping.

When completely dry, you will need to fluff open your bunch and finish your shaping. This is my favorite part! Try bending some of the outer petals downward and some of the petals upward. Have fun and let them go a little crazy! Like in nature, no two flowers will be exactly alike.

Thank you for allowing me to share my 3D Chrysanthemums with you. Lori has some of the best flower making files available in SVG format. Paper Flowers are so popular right now that you are going to want to make a bunch! I hope that you’ll enjoy making them as much as I did.

 

Thanks again!

Michelle

Digital Inspiration with Tya- I Want to be a Mermaid

Hi there-it’s Tya and I am up this week sharing with you some digital scrapbooking goodies! I have to admit – this collection “Let’s Be Mermaids”  that Lori designed for Echo Park is one of my all time favorites! I love all the bright colors and icons and I found the PERFECT photo to highlight this fun collection so that is what I am sharing with you this week. Here is my layout:

The little blondie on the left is my sweet little mermaid – I loved the blonde haired mermaid and she kind of made the layout in my opinion. I hope I have inspired you to pick up this super cute collection and create a layout showing off your cute mermaids!

You can find this cute collection over on Snap Click Supply – here is a link:

Let’s Be Mermaids Mega Collection

Thank you so much for stopping by today! Happy crafting!


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