Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Valentines

So.... I've been missing for a while. I had a baby the day after Christmas! Here is Lilibeth Victoria Rose Lee :) 

AND I got asked to return to the Doodlebug team!!!!

AND I got asked to be on Lori Whitlock's Creative Team!!!!

AND I got a Cricut Explore Air. It's been quite the break but here I am LOVING being back in my studio and creating again - especially for these two fabulous companies!!!

A few days ago I was up with my first post on the Lori Whitlock blog! I am using the Sweet Things collection from Doodlebug.

Hello Lori Whitlock fans! :) This is my first official Creative Team post and I am here to inspire you to make those last minute valentines for your kiddos! I know it seems easier to buy them at the store... but I promise this is SO simple, unique, AND you can just print them again next year!
I used four different files to create these valentines (and actually two different machines!) Valentine Print and Cut Set 1Valentine Print and Cut Set 2Valentine Print and Cut Set 3, and the 3x3 Valentine Pop-up Cards.  I was determined to get to know my print and cut feature on my Silhouette so I resized the digital file to fit the front of the 3x3 card from the 3x3 Valentine file. You can just print them out as they come and you will have super cute valentines! I printed 6 extra for the girls because they were just too darling. Here are the outsides.
After I printed and cut them, I cut them down to a smaller size to fit on the front of the 3x3 cards. The front is actually 3 x 2.75 because of the way they fold. I corner rounded some of the edges and started on decoration! I used border stickers, stickers, and enamel shapes to add some depth and interest.
The insides were too cute. I cut all of the 3x3 Valentine bases and insides with my Cricut Explore Air. It was made SO simple because the different layers are color coded and you can sync them so easily. I moved a bunch of color layers together so that I wouldn't have so many mats to cut and so the valentines would have some super cute continuity. Here are the insides. I arranged the collage so you could see how they coordinate with the outsides above.
Have fun with the decoration! I tried not to over-think it and I just had a blast. I love that when you decorate the bottom of the pop-up that you also get to see it on the inside of the card. It's super fun.
I hope this inspires you to grab some of Lori's adorable valentine files! There are SO many cute ones to chose from and the kids have such a great time helping you make them! My two littles are fighting over who gets which ones! Time go to make some more! :) The SVG links to Lori's shop are above in the text. Here are the Silhouette File links.

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2 comments:

Stephanie said...

Congratulations on everything! Especially that beautiful baby girl!

Betty Burgie said...

Beautiful baby,, thanks for the inspiration.. Welcome back, COngrats...

 
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