Thursday, February 27, 2020

Lori Whitlock | Rainbow Box Card

It's almost spring, which may mean showers, but you know what showers bring... rainbows!  In honor of spring... I created this card for Lori Whitlock, and it is now available in her SVG Shop and the Silhouette Store!  

I pieced the card together using some Petite Prints papers from Doodlebug Design.  For a tutorial on this card and an overview of assembling all shaped box cards, head over to Lori's Blog.
That's it for me today, thanks for stopping by to peek.

Monday, February 24, 2020

Doodlebug Design | Typewriter Box Card

I love typewriters.  They are so retro and fun.  I have a 1950's teal typewriter in my craft room, it just makes me happy.  It's my love of typewriters that made me determined to create a box card based on the adorable little typewriter icon in the Doodlebug Design Love Notes Collection.  It took a few tries, but I finally found success... take a peek...

How cute is this card??!! I originally thought it would be great for Valentine's Day, but when I thought more, this card could be used for any number of occasions.  I created 3 different typed sentiments.  Here are some close-ups...

The card even folds flat to fit into a standard 5x7 envelope.

I created an SVG file for this card, which includes all 3 sentiments (it does not include the envelope).  It is available exclusively in the Lori Whitlock SVG Shop here.

I also put together a quick assembly tutorial.

1) Start by cutting the pieces.  The paper with the sentiment is done using Print and Cut.  Add the roller bar, paper and paper guide to the main piece as shown.  Add the keys and space bar to the typewriter key inserts.
2)  Add the dark grey rectangle to the back of the insert with the notch as shown.  Add the light grey "keys" to the top center of that piece.
3)  Add the front strip to the main typewriter piece to form the "box" for the box card.  The tabs are glued on the inside.
4)  Add adhesive to the biggest insert's tabs.  Insert into the box, aligning the edge tabs with the back of the box.  It should be flush to the bottom of the box.  Press the tabs to the typewriter sides to secure.

5)  Add the front (shortest) keyboard insert.  Add adhesive to the tabs, insert towards the front of the box.  A good guide is to use the tabs from the front of the box to align.  Press the tabs to the side to secure.
6) Repeat with the middle-size keyboard piece.  Use the tabs from the front insert as a guide to where to glue.
7) Repeat with the last keyboard piece.

A general note on box cards.  You want the tabs for all of the inserts to be folded in the same direction so your card will fold flat.

If you make one of these Typewriter Box Cards, be sure to tag Doodlebug Design on Facebook and Instagram!  We would love to see your creations!  That's it for me today, thanks for stopping by to peek!

Doodlebug Products Used
Dot Stripe Petite Prints Collection
Gingham Linen Petite Prints Collection

Silhouette Cameo

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Lori Whitlock | February Creative Team Blog Hop

Hi Everyone!   It's time for the February 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
Aimee Kidd
Ashley Cook

I made the Box Card Valentine Truck Back End (SVG, Silhouette)

I pieced this card together using some Love Notes and Petite Prints from Doodlebug Design.
There's a sale happening in the Lori Whitlock SVG Shop!  Use code FEB2020 to get 30% off all SVGs , Fonts 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!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

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

Monday, February 10, 2020

Doodlebug Design | Love Notes Flower Mason Jar Box Card

I love fresh flowers, they really brighten up a room.  We have a farm stand near us that sells little bunches of flowers in Mason jar vases.  They are so fun, and make the perfect gift!  When I saw the jar with flowers in Doodlebug's Love Notes Odds & Ends pack, I thought it would make a fun card... flowers that would always be bright and cheery!

I used a combination of Petite Prints and Love Notes Papers for the card.  The jar sides are made from transparency material.  I finished it off with a little tag from the Kissing Tag Paper and some Doodle Twine.  The card folds flat for mailing.

I created an SVG for this card and it is available exclusively in the Lori Whitlock SVG Shop.  Here is a quick tutorial to help you piece it together.

1)  Start by cutting the pieces.  Glue the jar shapes to the 2 larger transparencies.  Add the stems to the smaller transparency.  Add the flowers to the top piece and the inside pieces to the jar lid.
2)  Fold the base piece as shown.  Glue the two sides of the Jar to the base.
3)  Add the longer folded strip to the bottom of the jar, making sure it is centered.
4)  Add one of the smaller folded strips to the top of the transparency with the stems.
5)  Glue the transparency with the stems to the inside of the jar lids as shown.  Make sure it is centered.
6)  Add the cover to the Jar, gluing in place.  Add a little adhesive to the folded strip on the bottom of the card to hold the bottom of the transparency insert.
7)  Add the remaining folded strip to the back of the flowers piece and fold out the ends.  
8) Glue to the top of the jar lid, centering.

This card can be used for a number of occasions including Valentine's Day, Mother's Day, Birthdays and "just because."  If you make one, be sure to tag Doodlebug Design on Facebook and Instagram, we would love to see your creations!  That's it for me today, thanks for stopping by to peek!

Doodlebug Products Used
Love Notes Collection
Linen Gingham Petite Prints