Monday, November 11, 2013

A Lori Whitlock This & That Christmas Layout & Card

Today I have a layout and card up on Lori Whitlock's blog using several of her SVG shapes along with her This & That Christmas Collection which she designed for Echo Park last year.

I made this quick and simple layout for my Mother-in-law's 8x8 album (although the design would work well for a 12x12 layout as well).  I love the instant impact and style Lori's Pine Bough & Ornament cutting file gives the page.  I cut it out the boughs several times and positioned them to create my visual triangle.

While I had my papers out, I decided to create a quick shaped card using Lori's Joy Banner cutting file too. To create my card, I discarded the banner portion of the cutting file and enlarged the word "Joy".  I cut the word once as is with the red patterned paper and then once again from ivory without the circle cutouts to back my red letters.  

To form my card base I added a large shadow using the "offset" feature, making sure to size my entire design to be 5.5" wide before cutting anything out so that it would fit perfectly in a A2 sized envelope.  I then ran the ivory "O" through my printer (attached with temporary adhesive to a piece of office paper) to complete my sentiment using Lori's Vintage Font.  I finished off my card with a little bit of Stickles "stardust" Glitter glue applied to the cutouts for a bit of sparkle. This card would be so easy to mass produce (and is nice and flat for mailing too).  :)

Just to recap, today I used the following shapes designed by Lori:
Thanks for stopping by.  Keep an eye out for November 21st when I'll be sharing a video tutorial with more tips and tricks on creating shaped Christmas cards with Lori's fun cutting files.


  1. Oh Mendi... this layout and this card are beautiful. I especially LOVE this layout. Your family is so gorgeous... so happy.... I would frame a layout like this if I was your MIL.

  2. I just wanted to let you know that we loved your project and we gave it a shout out on the Paper Crafter's Library Facebook page.


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