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Tuesday, 24 February 2009

Stamping on fabric

1. You'll need some fabric paint I used Dylon Fabric paint as we don't have the Stampin' Up! craft ink's in the UK yet.

2. Cover all your surfaces and wear an apron it can get a bit messy,  Mix the fabric paints until you get the desired colours.

3.  Paint the fabric paints onto your stamps, you can try putting your stamp into the paint but the image will be clearer if you paint the colour onto the stamp,

4.  Make sure you have something under the layer of fabric you are going to stamp, the paint will bleed through, so place a piece of card stock in between the layers.

5.  The layer of fabric you are stamping on needs to be held flat/ taught so that the stamped image will be even, stamp as normal.

6. Leave the fabric paint to air dry, then when it's dry you need to heat set the dylon fabric paint with your iron on hot for 2-3 minutes or as stated on the paint instructions.

When finished the image should be flexible and soft and should launder as a normal garment but check the instructions on your fabric paint.

Happy stamping :)

Saturday, 21 February 2009

Knots and bows

This is for those of you that have been asking how to add your bows and how to get neat knots with your ribbons, hope it helps.

Thursday, 19 February 2009

Spinner card instructions

Step 1:  Cut a piece of card the desired width same length and or colour as your base card.

Step 2:  Punch two holes either end of your card strip with your 3/4" circle punch, you could draw two lines across your card stock horizontally so that your holes are the same level on the card ( i just eye balled mine)

Step 3: Using a paper trimmer or your craft knife join up the two holes,

Step 4: Remove the strip from the middle you should now have a piece of card stock like step 4,

Step 5: Punch a 1" circle from some card stock, this could match your base card or not it's up to you, and  attach a coin ( i used a 20p for mine)

Step 6: Put the coin and the circle behind your strip of card stock so that the coin and any guide lines you have made on the card cannot be seen.  Then put some dimensional/ sticky foam pads on the back of the image you want to spin.   You need to make sure that the sticky pads are small enough to turn inside the hole you have cut.  stick your coin and the image together sandwiching the strip of card.

Step 7: Turn your strip of card over and add some more sticky foam pads so that there is enough space under the layer of card stock for the coin to spin freely. turn it back over then stick your strip and your base card together.

Home that made sense :)

Wednesday, 18 February 2009

How to mount those rubber stamps :)

About time too I hear some of you cry.......... OK sorry it's taken so long to do this one, those of you that have been waiting for this one know who you are. :)

Wednesday, 11 February 2009

Stamp-a-ma-jig tutorial

Here's a short tutorial video on how I stamp the two step stampin' roses from A rose is a rose stamp set, it's so easy when you use a Stamp-a-ma-jig you can even use it on fabric.

Monday, 9 February 2009

One of a kind box tutorial.

This box is made from one sheet of A4 card stock, even the decoration comes from the left over of the A4 sheet.  click the image to enlarge.
Step 1.  you'll need a sheet of A4 card stock, If you want to stamp on it you need to do that now,

Step 2. Hold the card horizontally, then Score the card  four times every 7cm until you have a 2cm flap let at the end,

Step 3.Holding the card stock vertically score in from each edge 5cm,

Step 4.  Cut away the area's shown and cut up to the 5cm score lines as shown in step 4 above.

Step 5.  If you want a curved lid shape the edges before you do steps 5 and 6 using your corner rounder remove the guard so you can use it to make a scallop edge, start in the middle and work your way out.

Step 6. After you have punched your first scallop line your corner rounder up so you can see the corner of your previous scallop inside the cutting area ( you'll see it's slightly darker in the corner on picture 6), continue this around your lid until you are happy with the result.
Step 7. assemble your box by folding  and adding sticky strip to the narrow side flap and by folding in opposite flaps to create a neat base.  Pinch the front and the back of the box together, 

Step 8.  Using a hole punch make two holes in the lid then using a pencil mark the box and punch the holes so you can thread the ribbon through  the box and lid to secure it.

Step 9.  With the left over card stock from the pattern make any decorations for the box that you need, for the one of a kind box i made a large flower and used the boho blossoms punch to cut out 4 smaller flowers to decorate the ends of the ribbon.  I have also previously made a butterfly box in the same way with the Bold butterfly stamp set here.

The size of your lid can be increased if you would prefer a longer flap by reducing the base flaps score line by 1cm  to 1.5 cm and increasing the lid length by the same.

Hope that makes sense.