Monday, June 24, 2019

Doodlebug Design | Far Out Baby Shower Gift

My friend's daughter is expecting her first child... a little boy!  We are all so excited for them!  When I received the shower invitation and saw that the theme was outer space, I knew I had to use the new Doodlebug Design So Much Pun - Far Out Stamps to make her something!  I decide to make her a first year mini album, and a little box card featuring some cut files from the So Much Pun Collection.

I started with the So Much Pun Space Ship File which is available in SVG in the Lori Whitlock SVG Shop as well as in the Silhouette Store.  I worked with the flat file and transformed it into a box card.

I love this little alien!! I added a piece of transparency to the bubble part of the card to make it more sturdy.  I then added the little star and a speech bubble sentiment.  The card folds flat to fit in an envelope.

For the Album, I started by stamping all of the images from the So Much Pun Far Out Set a few times.  I heat embossed the images, colored them using my Copic Markers and cut them out using the coordinating dies.   For the cover, I created a little space scene with some of these images.

 Each page of the album is actually an envelope.  You can slide a photo into the top, making it look similar to an instant photo.  I added some stamped images to each of the pages.

On the back of each album page is a note card to record the baby's monthly statistics.  I created a page for the birth picture, then one for each of the first 12 months.  Here are some close-ups.  I used some coordinating Teensy Type Stickers to add the months.

The Far Out Stamps were really perfect for this project!

I created a Silhouette Cut file for the pages of the album.  You can access it for free on my blog here.  That's it for me today, thank you for stopping by to peek!

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Lori Whitlock | Baby Shoe Favor Tutorial

Looking for a really cute Baby Shower Favor?  How about this adorable little Baby Shoe (SVG, Silhouette).   

This little shoe is easy to assemble and can be made in any color to match your shower theme! 
Start out by cutting the pieces.  You have 2 bottom pieces (each the same size) and the top of the shoe.

On the "wrong" side of one of the bottom pieces, I measured up about one inch from the heel and drew a line. (the bottom pieces both have a wider end which is the top of the shoe, and a narrower end which is the heel.)  You don't need to do this part, I just found it easier to place where to start gluing on the shoe top.

Starting at the 1" mark, glue the top of the shoe to the bottom piece going in the direction of the top of the shoe.

Continue all the way around the shoe, making sure there are no gaps.   When  you  are  done, there will be an overlap of one tab.

Add a little adhesive in the overlap of the top piece and secure.

Add the second bottom piece to the bottom of the shoe to cover the tabs.

All that is left is to glue the shoe strap  down and decorate!  I added a button to the strap and a little bow to the shoe top.  Now to fill it with a sweet treat!

This tutorial will also help with the assembly of the Explosion Box Baby Shoes File (SVG, Silhouette).  That's it for me today, thanks for stopping by to peek!

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Lori Whitlock | June Creative Team Blog Hop

Hi Everyone!   It's time for the June Creative Team Blog Hop over at Lori Whitlock!  You should have arrived here from Traci's Blog.  Here's the order for today's hop!

Lori Whitlock
Traci Penrod
Kathy Skou {You are here}
Anita Mulcahey
Brandie Adams
Brigit Mann
Michelle Zerull

Ashley Cook

I made Lori's Happy Father's Day Shirt Card (SVG, Silhouette).  My husband loves a good fun summer shirt, and this will be perfect for him!

The file comes with it's own envelope too!  I used papers from Doodlebug's Fun in the Sun and Petite Prints Collections to piece it together.

There's a sale happening in the Lori Whitlock SVG Shop!  Use code JUN2019 to get 25% off all SVGs and Commercial Licenses!

Also, how about a free file!!  This file is free for today only!  No code or minimum required.

Finally, how would you like to win a $20 Coupon to Lori's SVG Shop!

Your next hop stop is Anita!  That's it for me today, thanks for stopping by to peek!

Monday, June 10, 2019

Doodlebug Design | Study Abroad Layout

My daughter spent the last year studying in Scotland for her junior year abroad.  She really took advantage of the inexpensive flights and accommodations in Europe... so much so that we joke that the year was more about the "abroad" than about the studying! I wanted to create a layout showcasing some of my favorite pictures from her travels.  I was inspired by some of the fun icons in the Fun in the Sun SVG Collection... take a peek...

I created the Silhouette file for the Study Abroad, and filled the letters with my favorite pictures.  I  backed the Study letters with papers from a combination of the Simply Spring and Sugar & Spice 6x6 pads.  The background papers are also from the Simply Spring Collection... they were the perfect fit...the ruled paper for the study theme and the clouds for the travel abroad theme!  Here are some close-ups...

Of course I had to use the airplane file from the Fun in the Sun collection. I embellished with some clouds from Fun in the Sun collection and stitching for the plane trails.

How cute is the little globe??

My daughter loved all the bicycles in Amsterdam so I just had to add the bike cut file.  To complete I added some stitching for the ground and some flowers sprinkles.
If you would like to use the Study Abroad Silhouette file, you can download it free from my blog here.  That's it for me today, thanks for stopping by!

Products Used

Simply Spring Collection - Blue Skies
 Simply Spring Collection - Bloomin' Bugs
6 x 6 Simply Spring Paper Pad
Simply Spring Collection - Sprinkles - May Flowers
pastel posies shape sprinkles
fun in the sun this & that sticker
sweet summer this & that sticker
6x6 sugar & spice paper pad
dot-stripe rainbow petite prints

Doodlebug Design Cut Files

Sun and Clouds - Fun in the Sun
Suitcases - Fun In The Sun
Bicycle - Fun In The Sun
Globe - Fun In The Sun
Airplane - Fun In The Sun


DMC Floss

Study Abroad Cut File