Tear Strip Card Tutorial with Tya

Hi there Lori Whitlock fans! It’s Tya here to share with you a super fun tutorial. If you are looking to spice up your handmade cards – look no further! I am going to share with you how to make a card with a tear away strip on it. It is so fun and easy! Let me show you how I did it!

 So I was looking on a Pinterest board for cool and creative card ideas and I stumbled upon this cool business card and knew I had to see if I could do the same on a regular card.

And imagine my surprise when I found that Lori had designed a file for the Silhouette with not one but FOUR different tear away strips! I was so excited to try it out and share with you how to do it –




First off – find a card base that you like – I used a scalloped edge card – add the card base and the tear strip cut files on the workspace-

I added the tear away strip to the bottom right edge of my card base. Make sure that you get the edge of the tear away strip right flush with the edge of the paper so that it will tear all the way off. (See below)

Now let’s choose a sentiment. Using the draw a rectangle tool (the rectangle shape on the top, left side of the side toolbar) draw a rectangle about and inch high and as wide as your card base. Type out your sentiment. (I used the print and cut feature, but you can use your word processing program instead if you prefer). Cut this out.


Now to make sure it lines up with your tear away strip, I like to lift up the edge slightly as shown and then lay the sentiment down to the inside of the card base.


Now that we have our sentiment down, its time to decorate the front. I used Lori’s darling I Love Sunshine line from Echo Park to make my cards.

This technique is really quite easy, but I think it packs a lot of punch and is a fun way to add an interactive element to your cards. Kids will love this!

Here are the cards close up – Before the tear strip is torn off –

And after!


Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you all have a great day!

Supplies used:

I Love Sunshine Collection

Scallop Card/ Envelope Set – LW Store, Silhouette

Tear Strips- Silhouette 

Circle Square Card Bases- Silhouette, LW Store

LW Jumbo Font- Silhouette, LW Store

LW Lizzy Font – Silhouette

July Blog Hop

Welcome to our July 2015 Creative Team Blog Hop!

This summer is going so fast. It’s been a different one for us as my son graduated from high school and is preparing to leave the nest. In fact, he’s preparing to serve a 2-year mission for the LDS church. He will be going to Richmond, Virginia in just a couple of short weeks. I’m so excited for him and his new adventures but at the same time I’m a little sad inside thinking of him being gone for 2 years.  That has sort of thrown me for a loop this summer. So, if there is anyone out there reading this post from the Richmond, Virginia area, please look out for my son, he’s coming! He’s a great young man!

I have a fun announcement to make! Dresden Carrie is now joining Kolette and I in the SVG shop. You’ll find a new selection of her fun and crafty fonts in the shop today. Be sure to go check out her fun files!

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 JULY (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: JULY at checkout.

Check out all the awesome new files that Kolette, Dresden and I 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 JUNE at checkout.


Can I tell you how much I appreciate all of you? Without you, I would not be designing like I do. So, THANK YOU so much for your support! As a small token of my thanks, the following file is free for the next 24 hours. Simply add this SUMMER ICONS file to you cart and and use code: SUMMER 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! All you have to do is leave a comment on this post. Let’s do a little brainstorming together. Just comment with a few cutting file ideas and I’ll choose a random winner and announce it on Friday this week. Sound good? OK Ready set, go…

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.

Lori Whitlock

Corri Garza 

Mendi Yoshikawa 

Kathy Skou

Cathy Harper

Tya Smith

Ashley Cook

Thanks again for dropping by! Have a lovely day!

Summer Fun Cards with Cathy

Hi everyone!  Cathy here with you today and I have a couple of fun summer shaped cards to share with you.  Both cards feature Lori’s Echo Park I Love Sunshine collection!  I love this collection, so many fun colors and patterns with super cute chipboard!  The ephemera pack is so fun, so many elements to create with.

I first created this side step card.  So easy to create and just a little bit of fun to brighten someone’s day.  This card fits easily into an A2 envelope with it’s clever folds.  I just added papers, chipboard and ephemera pieces from the I Love Sunshine collection!  After, I created this card…I saw that there were a bunch of new designs from Lori on the Silhouette Design Store, so I had to make just one more.

How cute it the A2 Shaped Sun Card?  So easy, I just added a couple of stickers and embossed some card stock for the center of the sun. Again, all of these goodies including that fun polka dot washi tape is from Lori’s Echo Park I Love Sunshine collection.  There are a bunch of new cards in Lori’s Shop and in the Silhouette Design Store.

Thanks so much for joining us today.  I hope you have a bright sunshine filled day!


Side Step Card

A2 Sun Shaped Card

Summer Page Layout with Traci

Happy Summer Lori fans!  It’s Traci and I’m back with a 12×12 page layout.  My family will be heading to the beach this summer and I’m getting a few layouts finished so that when I return, all I have to do is add my pictures!  I combined several of Lori’s new cutting files on this page … along with paper and embellies from the collection she designed for Echo Park called “I Love Sunshine”.  I DO love sunshine … and I hope this layout inspires you to scrapbook your sunny stories too!

Links to the cutting files I used:

Island Paradise Set

Banner Labels

LW Friendly Font

Echo Park I Love Sunshine

Thanks so much for stopping by Lori’s site today!  I hope you’ll hop over to Artsy Albums and check out my blog and my shop sometime too!

Have a great summer!


Anniversary Keepsake with Kathy

Hi Everyone!  It’s Kathy today with a fun project I created as a little something to give my parents for their 50th Anniversary.  We went on a fun trip to Maine as a family, and we’re planning a party later in the year, but I wanted to give them a little something to commemorate the day!  Take a peek…

I started with an 8×10 block of wood that I painted and sanded the corners.  The K is from Lori’s Mega Monograms Set (here in the Silhouette Store ).   I used Lori’s LW Block Font  for the other letters.  I wanted to add a bit of sparkle, so I created a slight offset for all shapes & letters and cut them from gold paper.  Here’s a close-up…

It will look perfect on their living room bookshelf!  That’s it for me today, thanks for stopping by!

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