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Friday, August 26, 2016

Paper Ball Garland - Kids Crafts


Hi Everyone! I am  here to share with you a cute  Kids Craft . I have older kids so finding the time to craft with them is a little tricky, so I wanted to share a quick and easy craft that is really fun. My 14 year old daughter is crafty like her mama and she loves making things to decorate her room , so when I stumbled on this cute paper ball garland that she had mentioned she wanted to try I knew I had to showcase this project.
 To make this project I used the following:
-Petite Print paper strips 1/2 inch x 12 inches
- Glue dots, or sticky strip

Let me walk you through how to make the garland:
Step one-
Trim the paper into (4) 1/2 x 12inch strips
Step 2 -
Gently fold the strips in half. We do this so when glue the strips together we can see where the center of the strips are.

Step 3-
Take 2 of the strips and add adhesive to the centers of both strips .Make a cross.
Step 4-
Take the other 2 strips and criss- cross them on top of the first group of strips Add adhesive to the center of just the bottom strip. You don't need adhesive on the very top strip.
Step 5-
To create the ball , add adhesive to each end of the strips. Start folding all the strips to the center as shown.
Here is what the balls look like when they are all put together-
To complete the garland I made a few of the balls and strung them on a piece of Chunky Twine. To finish them off we added a cute button to the top the ball.


These are so easy to make and honestly a little addicting too! We thought of all the fun ways these could be used - as a room decor, as party decor or a fun ornament on a Christmas tree as well. Lots of endless possibilities! Thanks for joining me today! Happy Crafting!


Digital Inspiration with Tya

Hi there -  I have a Digital Layout to share with you today. I just wanted to share with you a quick tip - I loved using the 3x4 Journaling Spots found in Lori's new I Love Family collection as page elements. Many of the spots have darling icons as well as spaces for journaling.



 As you can see in my layout I used 4 different journaling spots and then one photo. This layout came together rather quickly when using this technique. I love adding little bits and pieces of embellishments to the cards to dress them up.

Products used:
Thank you for stopping by today and taking a peek!  Have a great week!


Friday, August 12, 2016

Digital Inspiration - First Day of School

Hi Lori Whitlock fans - It's Tya and I am here to share with you a digital layout. It's that time of year again - Back to School! I loved being able to record this fun memory of my son's first day of school using a couple of Lori's school themed products. Here is my layout:
I used the following files for my layout - all found over on Snap Click Supply.
-School Days Collection
-School Rules Collection
-Basics Embellishment Set

I used the LW Dandy Font for my journaling found here in the LW Shop.
Thanks for stopping by today!

Monday, August 8, 2016

Lori Whitlock Creative Team August Blog Hop


 Hi friends - welcome to your last stop on this month's Lori Whitlock Creative Team Blog Hop! You should have arrived here from Ashley's blog or you can start at the very beginning at Lori's blog where you can pick up this darling freebie that is available through today so make sure to stop back there!


 I am thrilled to be able to be on the Digital Design Team this time around - I have really had a great time using all of Lori's incredible digital files. They are so much fun to mix and match! Today I am sharing a layout of my kiddos on our amazing trip to Hawaii last year - Take Me Back!!


Lori's Island Paradise Digital Collection had all the perfect elements to create a tropical page. I really enjoyed her color scheme on this collection.

I used the following products found on Snap Click Supply:
Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek!

Make sure you check out Lori's promotions she has going on with this month's blog hop - she always has such great sales- don't forget to check them out!





  Lori is also giving away a $20 gift card to her SVG shop so don't forget to enter the raffle!  


a Rafflecopter giveaway
 

Thursday, July 28, 2016

How to Change the Colors of a Print and Cut File Tutorial

Hey everyone! Hope you are all enjoying your summer! Today I have a tutorial for you on how to change the color of a Print and Cut file. One of my favorite features of the Silhouette software is the ability to do a print and cut. Lori has some really cute Print and Cut files in her library and so I thought it would be fun to showcase one of these files today.

So I am using the a2 Shaped Card Beach (found here in the Silhouette Store). I loved all the fun colors of this card, but I wanted to add some patterns to spice it up a little . Let me show you the steps to do this.
 

Step 1-
Open up the file in your Silhouette. Here is what it looks like in its original state.
Step 2-
Select all the pieces of the card and then ungroup them so we can work with each piece individually.
Step 3-
We only want to work with the Print and Cut part of the file, so go ahead and delete the other pieces.
Step 4-
Select the shape and then again ungroup the shapes so we can separate all the different pieces.
Step 5-
I downloaded this digital paper set ( Summer Fun Papers found on Snap Click Supply). Adding digital papers to your Fill Patterns in the Silhouette software is super easy. Simply select the papers you want and drag them into your pattern bin in the software.

Step 6-
Select the part of the original file you want to change. Here I changed the yellow part of the umbrella to a fun stripe. Simply click on the fill pattern and the software does the rest.
Step 7 -
Go ahead and change the rest of the original elements to new ones by selecting the piece and then selecting a new fill pattern.


 Step 8-
Once you have all the colors changed to your liking - go ahead and group the file back together again and then drag it onto the card base.

Step 9 -
Just for fun - I added a sentiment to the card front using the LW Fun font. (LW SVG shop) (Silhouette) .

Step 10-
Add registration marks for an 8 1/2 x 11 size page.
 Make sure you adjust your cut settings as well to only cut the outer edge of the card and not the cute umbrella.
 Select the No Cut option to make sure the umbrella does not get cut out.
Now were ready to cut! Send the file to your printer and print it out and then load the paper onto your Silhouette mat and cut it out.
So here are the cards. The one on the left is the original card.The one on the right is the card that we made changes to. I also added some embellishments to add a little texture and interest.


Thanks for stopping by. Hopefully I have taught you a new fun trick for you to try the next time you want to make a project using the Print and Cut feature! Happy Crafting!