Monday, January 10, 2022

Happy Birthday Interactive Slider Card - Lori Whitlock Blog Hop

Hello friends! It's blog hop time at Lori Whitlock!


Here is the blog hop order in case you want to start at the top or get lost along the way...

I needed a masculine birthday card so I decided to make the Happy Birthday Balloons Double Slider Card (SVG, Silhouette). I used the Lori Whitlock A Magical Place pattern papers from Echo Park.


When you pull the tab, balloons rise above the Happy Birthday Sentiment.


So fun! This cut file includes the Happy Birthday To You sentiment. You can print and cut it out or use a stamped sentiment or die cut ephemera piece instead. I used a white gel pen to add highlights to my balloons and added a few star stickers.

Go check out all of Lori's new designs and while you are at it, grab this FREE cut file! No code or minimum purchase required.


Did I mention all those designs are 30% off!!!!!  Use code Jan2022 to get 30% off all SVGs, Fonts and Commercial Licenses!


And finally, how would you like to win a $20 Coupon to the Lori Whitlock SVG Shop?



a Rafflecopter giveaway

Thanks so much for stopping by. Your next stop is Brigit Mann.
~Marcia

Birthday Pop-Up Card With Dog - Lori Whitlock

 Hello everyone! 

I thought I would get a jump start on some of the birthday cards I will need in the coming months. My daughter is turning 30 at the end of the month! I can't believe it!! Since she is a veterinarian and partial to dogs, so I thought I would make her this Rectangle Pop-Up Dog Birthday Card (SVG, Silhouette).

The card is shown in Lori's store in bright boy colors, but I wanted my card to be girly. My daughter's favorite color is pink, so I select a pretty pink pattern paper from the new Lori Whitlock Birthday Girl collection from Echo Park Paper to use for the card panels around the base. I also used die cut ephemera from the same collection for the sentiment on the card front. You can use the print and cut feature to use the Happy Birthday sentiment that comes with the cut file instead if you desire. The balloons were cut with paper from the coordinating Birthday Girl solid color paper pack. I inked the edges for dimension and added highlights with a white gel pen. With a black marker, I even added strings for my balloons.

The back side of this card is just as adorable as the front ...

This card folds flat for mailing in a 5.5" x 6.5" or bigger envelope. There is a super cute cat version of this card as well. Be sure to check it out in Lori's store.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a great week!
~Marcia

Saturday, January 8, 2022

January layouts for My Creative Scrapbook - Simple Stories

 Hello friends!

I wanted to be sure to share my January layouts with you that I created with the My Creative Scrapbook January Main kit featuring the Simple Stories Feeling Frosty collection. This was such a fun collection and living in Minnesota means I definitely have photos to scrapbook. A kit subscription includes access to cut files as well. This month the cut files are from PearTree Cut Files. I used one on this ski layout of my daughter.

My niece got engaged and they had photos taken last winter outside in the woods. It made for a really cute layout. I love the colorful foam sticker title.

To see more detailed pics please watch my process video.

My next layout documents our Christmas Tree farm outing. For this layout I used the monthly sketch provided by Laura Whitaker.


Here is my take ... Again I used a colorful foam title and added some ephemera die cuts.

My husband walking thru the snow with his tall Wellies on makes me smile .... doesn't he look like he could be in the movie Grumpy Old Men, lol. (The parts of the movie and sequel were filmed not far from my parents home.) 

For more detailed pics check out the process video ...


No snow for my last layout but since this photo of my husband with his family was taken in December I figured the snow theme still fit. 


If you are interested in a scrapbook kit subscription this one is a good one. They actually have 4 different kits so there is something for all types of scrapbookers.

Thanks so much for stopping by,
~Marcia


Sunday, January 2, 2022

Happy Adventures - PageMaps

 Happy New Year friends,

I am trying to come to grips with the fact that it is January 2022! But a new month means that there are new sketches to inspire you at PageMaps. I decided to do some stash bashing. Over Thanksgiving break, I started purging my scrapbook papers and came across what was left of my Fancy Pants Designs Dream Big collection. When I saw the open road paper I knew it was perfect for documenting a photo I've been wanting to scrap of my nephew and his girlfriend. About a year and a half ago they decided to hit the road in their 5th wheel camper and travel and work odd jobs when they needed money. They are currently in Washington state where my nephew is working cutting down trees and his girlfriend is teaching yoga classes. Here is my layout ...


and here is the sketch...


I followed the sketch pretty close. Instead of three photos though I used two since I wanted to include this horizontal photo of their camper.



You can catch my YouTube process video here along with the supply list.


Thanks so much for stopping by. 
~Marcia



Thursday, December 30, 2021

Hippo Get Well Card - Lori Whitlock

 Hello everyone! 

With cold, flu, and covid season here in full force, chances are you know someone who is sick and could use some cheering up.  I created this adorable Get Well Hippo Box Card (SVGSilhouette) for my cousin. I made a few modifications, placing the heart on the headboard of the bed and stamping my sentiments instead of using the print and cut feature. I am using some new sentiment stamps from Scrapbook.com called Feeling Better 1 and Feeling Better 2. Using a black marker, I even added lines to the thermometer.


When the card is closed for mailing it is completely flat.

Lori has lots of Get Well card ideas in her shop. Go check them all out!

Thanks so much for stopping by.
~Marcia

Monday, December 13, 2021

Pop-Up Snowman Christmas Card - Lori Whitlock Blog Hop

 Hello everyone! It's blog hop time at Lori Whitlock!

Here is the blog hop order in case you want to start at the top or get lost along the way...

Marcia Dehn-Nix    ( You Are Here !!! )

Raise your hand if you are still franticly making Christmas cards. I got both hands up over here, lol. I love making dimensional cards for the littles like this Pop-Up Snowman Hexagon Card (SVGSilhouette).


No need for a sentiment Christmas stamp. This design comes with the Merry Christmas sentiment that you can print and cut. I used the Echo Park Paper Christmas Magic collection with a little pink from Our Wedding.

Go check out all of Lori's new designs and while you are at it, grab this FREE cut file! No code or minimum purchase required.


Did I mention all those designs are 30% off!!!!!  Use code Dec2021 to get 30% off all SVGs, Fonts and Commercial Licenses!


And finally, how would you like to win a $20 Coupon to the Lori Whitlock SVG Shop?


a Rafflecopter giveaway

Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope your holidays are full of love.

~Marcia

Thursday, December 9, 2021

Three Wisemen Box Card Tutorial - Lori Whitlock

 

Hello everyone! 

I’ve been busy making more Christmas cards to send out to family and friends. Lori designed a new The First Noel Christmas collection and I thought it would be a great idea to use the sentiment phrase ephemera pieces instead of using the print and cut feature in Silhouette. This would also speed up my cardmaking, a huge plus right now! I used the Pop Up Three Wisemen Box Card (SVG, Silhouette) cut file along with the coordinating solid pattern paper from the collection. When the card is closed for mailing it is completely flat.

    

 When open, it can stand up by itself. The middle pops out to form a box with a dimensional city scene and star of Bethlehem.

   

 Let me show you how I created mine.
  1. Cut out all the pieces from desired cardstock and pattern papers. I used some Black Soot ink to darken the bottom and middle panel of the blue pattern paper pieces using an ink blending tool.

2.  Assemble the panels and box card inserts. The city scene can be left as is, or add another layer of color on top.

3. I wanted my Star of Bethlehem to really sparkle so I added some gold glitter gel. This needs to dry before you attempt to assemble the card.

4. Glue the panel with the wisemen to the card front about .5" from the bottom of the card lining up the edges on the left side. The opposite end of the panel is then adhered to the far right .5" from the bottom lining up the edges on the right side. The middle panel should fold the opposite of the card base to form a box.

5. Insert the city scene inside the box lining up the tabs to the top of the panel and adhere. Then glue the Star of Bethlehem insert behind.

 

 Lori has lots of Christmas card ideas in her shop. Go check them all out and have some fun making your own Christmas cards! 

You can find The First Noel collection and the Pops of Color glitter gel at at Scrapbook.com.

 Thanks so much for stopping by.
~Marcia

Wednesday, December 8, 2021

My Creative Scrapbook December Main Kit - Pinkfresh Studios

Hello blogging friends!

I wanted to share my layouts created with the festive December Main kit from My Creative Scrapbook which featured the fun Pinkfresh Studios Holiday Magic collection.

1. My first layout Opening Presents is based on the monthly My Creative Scrapbook sketch by Laura Whitaker.


Here is my take on the sketch, using the Opening Presents PearTree Cut File included in the kit subscription. The wreath background pattern paper was fun to embellish with color coordinated ephemera pieces.




Here is the link to my Youtube process video so you can watch how it came together .... 



2. My second layout Visions of Sugarplums Danced In Her Head was inspired by the peppermint candy swirl background paper and a photo I came across while browsing through my Christmas pics. We all have these photos where your kid looks away or closes their eyes at the last minute. Well, here is an idea to make use of those oops pics.




3. My next layout The Story of Christmas is a Story of Love uses a cut file from the My Creative Scrapbook archives and was created by Ashley Horton (The Cut Shoppe). I wanted to embellish the Christmas ornaments with the Creative Embellishments Holiday Words chipboard. There was a Vicki Boutin stencil included in the kit and I used it on my blended distress ink background 




4. Merry Christmas is my last layout. It uses another PearTree Cut File included with the kit subscription. This layout is all about those favorite Christmas movies we all love to watch.




Supplies:
My Creative Scrapbook Kit Club ... http://mycreativescrapbook.com/​​ PearTree Cut files ... https://www.peartreecutfiles.co.uk/ Supplies: Pinkfresh Studios Holiday Magic collection - http://shrsl.com/3ajhn Fineline glue bottles - https://amzn.to/3cGaVbx Cutter bee Scissors - https://amzn.to/2YdgXei Prima Marketing Art Basics Clear Gesso - http://shrsl.com/3ajhx BowEasy - https://amzn.to/3eYpZmh Thickers Alphabet Alignment Guide - http://shrsl.com/38pmq Tim Holtz Glass Media Mat ,Black - https://amzn.to/2BamtXJ Silhouette Cameo 4 - https://amzn.to/3ddGqeU

Thanks so much for stopping by.
~Marcia

Friday, November 12, 2021

November Layouts with the My Creative Scrapbook Main Kit

 Hello blogging friends!

I can't wait to show you what I created with the November Main kit from My Creative Scrapbook. This gorgeous kit featured the Crate Paper Busy Sidewalks collection and cut files from PearTree Cut Files. 

Layout 1 is based on the monthly My Creative Scrapbook sketch by Laura Whitaker. I recently purchased some new Vicki Boutin stencils from her Warm Wishes collection and couldn't wait to make a snowy scene on a layout with it. So easy to do with Vicki Boutin's iridescent glaze. 

Here is the sketch which I followed pretty close. I love the banner I added. It gives it a touch of whimsy. These are older pics of my son. He used to be such a ham for the camera.


Catch my YouTube process video here to find out how to make it and see more detailed pics.


Layout 2 my focus was on using these beautiful fussy cut flowers from the poinsettia pattern paper. and this Cozy Little Christmas cut file from PearTree Cut files that is included in a kit subscription. This photo is a more recent one of my daughter and her dog Nana. I love it for this title because they are wearing matching Sherpa sweaters.

Catch my YouTube process video here to find out how to make it and see more detailed pics.


Layout 3 features our dog Princeton enjoying his Christmas present, a very large bone. The gifts on the pattern paper was very fitting as were the tags. This cut file is another from PearTree Cut Files and included in the kit subscription. 


Sorry no YouTube process video for this one. (yet)

Layout 4 I was determined to use that black cat all wrapped up in Christmas lights. I snapped this selfie of my favorite kitty Spook in my lap last Christmas and knew it would be the perfect photo! I used lots more poinsettias here as I still had a lot left over and yet another cut file from PearTree Cut Files.


This layout has a YouTube process video for you to see how it came together as well as more detailed pics.



Here are my affiliate links in case you are interested in purchasing the products I used. Clicking on the affiliate link provides me with a small commission from the seller at no extra cost to you.

Supplies

My Creative Scrapbook Kit Club ... http://mycreativescrapbook.com/​​ PearTree Cut files ... https://www.peartreecutfiles.co.uk/

Crate Paper Busy Sidewalks collection - http://shrsl.com/38pbw
Vicki Boutin's Let's Wander mixed media pad ... http://shrsl.com/2bkv4
Vicki Boutin Warm Wishes set of 3 stencels – http://shrsl.com/38pc4
American Crafts Iridescent Vicki Boutin Mixed Media Creative FX Glaze - https://amzn.to/3f45p46
American Crafts Vicki Boutin Palette Knife - http://shrsl.com/2nugb
Fineline glue bottles - https://amzn.to/3cGaVbx
Cutter bee Scissors - https://amzn.to/2YdgXei
BowEasy - https://amzn.to/3eYpZmh Thickers Alphabet Alignment Guide - http://shrsl.com/38pmq
Scrapbook.com Pops of Color - http://shrsl.com/38pml

Tim Holtz Glass Media Mat ,Black - https://amzn.to/2BamtXJ
Silhouette Cameo 4 - https://amzn.to/3ddGqeU

Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a great weekend.
~Marcia