Therm O Web Pinterest Inspired Shadowbox

We’re back with more Pinterest Inspired projects..and kicking off this week Designer Melissa Bullock with a special Shadowbox!

Shadowboxes are often overlooked not only as a special way to preserve keepsakes and also as a beautiful home decoration as well. This one will be treasured for many years to come!

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Pinterest Inspirations..

Original Pins: http://pinterest.com/pin/235876099205564403/ and http://pinterest.com/pin/235876099204026949/


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Therm O Web Supplies:

  • 1/2″ Super Tape
  • Jumbo Zots
  • 3D Foam Squares

Other Supplies:

  • shadowbox
  • photos/memorabilia
  • patterned paper
  • flower accents
  • die cut accents

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It is important to use a strong adhesive when creating home décor.  Super Tape is a fantastic choice!  Use Super Tape in place of regular paper-to-paper adhesive for shadowboxes.

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For non-paper memorabilia, like the silk flowers and ballet slippers, Jumbo Zots will provide a strong, lasting hold.

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Depth will add a lot of visual appeal in a shadowbox.  Use 3D Foam Squares to pop out die cut accents.

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We’d like to say a very special THANK YOU to Designer Melissa Bullock! She’s been such a fantastic part of our team  with Therm O Web!

Today’s shadowbox marks her final project with us! We wish Melissa and her family all the best from all of us here at Therm O Web!

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Deliver Valentines In Style with Therm O Web

We’re just one week away from the sweetest holiday…Valentine’s Day!

Today Designer Melissa Bullock with a little help from her girls shows how you can deliver those Valentine’s in style!

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This idea came from an American Girl magazine.  Once my girls saw it they had to make one.  We just created it with Therm O Web!  And of course we had to make little doll-sized envelopes.

Therm O Web Supplies:

Other Supplies:

  • Washi tape
  • Small mailbox
  • Candlestick between 5″ – 8″ tall
  • Ribbon
  • Cardstock

First cover the mailbox with strips of ribbon and washi tape.  Then out of iCraft Adhesive sheets, cut two large hearts for the mailbox end and 7 smaller hearts for the flag and mailbox body.  Peel off one layer of the iCraft backing, stick hearts to the mailbox.  ICraft Adhesive is so versatile it will stick to uneven textures, for example a seam between bulky ribbon and thin washi tape!  Peel off the remaining iCraft Adhesive backing and sprinkle iCraft hearts with glitter.  Use an old paintbrush to brush off excess glitter.  Finally, attach the mailbox to a candlestick with Jumbo Zots.

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Have you heard? We’re celebrating with a SUPER SWEET sale on our pink and red products! Head over to our website and do a bit of shopping today through Valentine’s Day! It’s a sale you won’t want to miss!

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Capture Holiday Layouts with Therm O Web

A month ago today we celebrated Christmas all across the world.

Amazing isn’t it when you stop and realize that just a few weeks back we were surrounded with gifts, family, good food and more.

We’re stepping back and using the beautiful products sent by our friends at Die Cuts with A View to celebrate some of those moments.

Designer Melissa Bullock has the perfect layout today that captures moments from her holiday.

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Therm O Web Supplies:

Other Supplies:

  • Die Cuts With A View “The Evergreen Stack”
  • white cardstock
  • foam alphabet stickers
  • green and red rhinestones

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To make the glitter frame, die cut the frame with a digital craft cutter or manual die cut system using a sheet of iCraft Adhesive.  Peel back one layer of iCraft backing and adhere the frame to the project.  Peel back the remaining iCraft backing layer.  Sprinkle the iCraft frame with glitter.  Tap off excess.

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We’d like to encourage our fans to help support their local Quilt Shops. Yesterday was the official “Visit Your Local Quilt Shop” day however we’re still celebrating!

Therm O Web is joining in on the fun and we’d like to give you a chance to win some of your favorite Heat n Bond products! Simply post a comment and let us know the name of YOUR favorite Quilt Shop along with the city and state…and we’ll enter you to win!  Our prize package is packed full with your favorite Heat n Bond products and more! (Valued  at $42!!) We’ll give you through Sunday to post a comment and announce a lucky winner on Monday the 28th!

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Once you post a comment here be sure to join in on more fun!
I Love My Local Quilt Shop Fan Photo Contest

Click here to visit the Visit Your Local Quilt Shop page on Facebook and see how you can enter to win there too by sharing a picture of yourself in your favorite store! Be sure to let your local Quilt Shop know to stock up on your favorite Therm O Web and HeatnBond products!

Wedding Invitations with iCraft Embossing

Today’s brides are more involved then ever in their wedding plans.

No longer is it necessary to order invitations and thank you notes. With all of our amazing craft supplies available..brides can easily make their own beautiful invitations and more!

Today Designer Melissa Bullock shares a beautiful Wedding Invitation set made with our Therm O Web iCraft Adhesive.

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Supplies:

  • Metallic Cardstock in 2 coordinating shades
  • Silver Heat Embossing Powder

Therm O Web Supplies:

  • Sticky Strip Runner
  • iCraft Adhesives Sheets

1. Design and print invitations on the metallic cardstock.  (This invitation is 5.75×5.75″ with a 6×6″ coordinating mat.)

2. Adhere the printed/trimmed greeting onto a cardstock mat.

3. Cut a swirl out of the iCraft Adhesive sheet with a die cut machine.

4. Carefully peel the iCraft flourish and adhere to the invitation.  Peel off the backing.  Dust with embossing powder.  Tap off excess powder.  If necessary, brush off any excess powder with a static-free brush.  The iCraft adhesive will securely hold the powder in place even if the brush slips over it.

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5. Heat with an embossing gun until powder is melted.

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If you missed our announcement we have a new product to share that works beautifully with today’s project!

Therm O Web’s New Glitter Dust Photo Corners! Available in FOUR colors…Silver, Gold, Black Nickel and Pink.

They perfectly coordinate with our Glitter Dust spray giving you the perfect items to use for Wedding, Graduation and anything that needs a little Glitter Dusting!

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Book Paper Ornament by Melissa Bullock

All this week we’re sharing ideas for how Therm O Web adhesives and products can help you decorate your home in style!

Designer Melissa Bullock shares a beautiful paper ornament for you!

Therm O Web Supplies:

Other Supplies:

  • foam ball
  • book pages
  • ribbon
  • flower
  • baker’s twine
  • rhinestones

1. Cover 2 sheets of Therm O Web iCraft with book paper.  Tear off any excess book paper.  Tear the iCraft/book paper into smaller strips.

 2. Peel off the iCraft backing and adhere the strips of book paper to the foam ball until the ball is completely covered.  Feel free to tear the strips into smaller pieces as needed.  Spray the ball with Gold Therm O Web Glitter Dust.

 

3. Create a flower by twisting ribbon on a 2″ iCraft Dot.  Start in the center and spiral around to the outer edge.  Leave a little ribbon tail to tuck under.  Attach the flower to the ball.

 

4. Tie the two ends of the baker’s twine together to make a loop.  Attach the loop to the center of the flower with a large Zot.

5. Attach a flower (in this case a poinsettia) to right on top of the twine loop with another large Zot.

6. Attach rhinestones with Therm O Web Bling Zots to the ball.

 

You can find all of the Therm O Web products used today at our online store!

Click here and you can start shopping now!

Therm O Web Table Place Setting

Therm O Web Supplies

  • HeatNBond Ultrahold
  • 1/2″ SuperTape

Other Supplies

  • felt
  • cotton accent fabric
  • sheer accent fabric
  • velcro

Repeat these directions as many times as needed to create as many place settings as you need!

Chair Bag:

1. Cut 2 rectangles of Therm O Web UltraHold, one 4.5″ x 4.5″ for the placemat monogram and one 8.5″ x 11″ for the bag monogram.  Iron onto the back side of the accent cotton fabric.  Die cut the monograms with a digital cutter or hand cut.  Set monograms aside.

  

2. Cut the felt pieces; one – 10″ x 24″ and four – 2″ by approximately 12″ (make longer or shorter depending on the chair back the bag will be hung from).  Cut the sheer accent fabric, 9″ x 11″.

 

3. Sew two of the strap felt pieces together back to back.  A double-layered strap will be more sturdy and will help prevent natural stretching.  Repeat for the second strap.

4. Fold the main piece of felt in half.  Line up the sheer accent fabric and pin to felt.  Make sure you are only pinning to one layer of felt!  Unfold the main piece of felt and sew the sheer fabric to the felt.

5. Peel the paper backing off the die cut monogram.  Center in the middle of the sheer fabric and iron in place.  Use a press cloth to prevent scorching your sheer fabric and felt.

6. Sew the velcro strips to the inner back side of the bag about 1.5″ below the top of the bag and about an inch from the sides.  Sew the partner of the velcro strip the one end of the strap.  Sew the straps to the bag.  The end of the strap without the velcro will be attached to the outer back side of the bag.

7.  Wrap the straps around the back of the chair to hang the bag.  Fill with coloring sheet and crayons or other kid-friendly activities to keep them busy during the holiday meal.

Placemat:

1. Take the remaining small monogram die cut, peel off the paper backing and iron to the lower right-hand corner of a 12″ x 16″ piece of  felt.  Sew a line of decorative stitching around the placemat (optional).

Tea Light Candles:

1. Transform an ordinary tea light candle by wrapping 1/2″ ribbon around the side.  Hold the ribbon in place with a strip of SuperTape 1/2″.


It’s Black Friday! Know that means? Time for some giveaways and yes…time to stock up and save on your favorite Therm O Web Adhesives and Interfacings!

First order a business a giveaway because let’s face it..giveaways are FUN!

To enter please visit our website and tell us one of the products that are listed in our “Sale” area! We’ll enter you to win …

Our Mini Tap Runner, our Combo pack of iCrafts Dots, our Medium Zots and of course a combo pack of our Foam Squares. Simply post your answer and we’ll announce one random winner next Monday!

 

And speaking of Monday…now through Monday you can save 30% off and receive FREE SHIPPING with your $75 order.

*Please note Free Shipping offered to the domestic US only. Additional shipping charges may apply to Alaska, Hawaii or US Territories after order is complete. Sale ends 11-26-2012

Offer good on purchases made through http://www.thermowebonline.com only.

 

“Sweet Dreams, Baby” Pillow Door Hanger from Therm O Web

Shhhh….baby’s sleeping…

Getting a baby to sleep or nap..is definitely a much requested wish from all new parents!

Today Designer Patti Milazzo has a sweet baby pillow..perfect for a door or to hang in the room. Our Therm O Web HeatnBond lite makes the perfect adhesive! And Designer Melissa Bullock has an equally sweet  baby layout that our iCraft Sheets come in handy!

“Sweet Dreams, Baby” Pillow Door Hanger by Patti Milazzo

Therm O Web Supplies:

Therm O Web Spray n Bond Basting Adhesive
Therm O Web Heat n Bond Lite Iron On Adhesive

Other Supplies:

Muslin; baby color/themed pattern fabric; solid coordinating fabric scraps; buttons, beads, hemp, silver eyelets; ribbon or trim for handle; baby stamps; Staz-On Ink; polyfil

Instructions:

  1. Cut 2 – 8” x 6” pieces of solid fabric for the pillow.
  2. Cut 1 – 7” x 5” piece of baby themed patterned fabric.  Use pinking shears for fun.
  3. To position the patterned fabric in place without the use of pins, apply Spray n Bond Basting Adhesive to the back of the patterned fabric and position it in the center of one of the solid fabric pieces.  This will be the decorative front of the pillow.  Stitch around the patterned fabric once.

Note: Therm O Web’s Spray n Bond Basting Adhesive is very light and does not gunk up your sewing machine nor does it seep through the fabric.  And if the fabric is misplaced while positioning it, simply lift it back up and reposition it as needed.

  1. Iron on the Heat n Bond Lite to the back of fabric scraps (less than 6” square).  Draw the appliqué shapes onto the paper backing and cut out.

  1. Iron on the appliqué shapes and stitch around edges.

  1. To create no-fray fabric tags, sandwich a piece of Heat n Bond Lite between a folded piece of fabric (right sides out), removing paper backing to completely bond the fabric together.  The fabric can then be stamped and cut out as tags that will be resistant to fraying.

  1. Use hemp to tie on beads and tags to pillow front.
  2. Pin handle material to back side of pillow front so that it will be sandwiched between the front and back pieces of the pillow.  Machine stitch the front and back pieces together, leaving a small opening at the bottom to fill pillow.
  3. Fill pillow with polyfil, do not overstuff.  Stitch bottom closed by hand or machine.
  4. Tie on buttons where handle meets the pillow edge to complete.


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Therm O Web Supplies:

Other Supplies:

  • 1-12×12 patterned paper
  • 1-5×10 patterned paper
  • 1-4.5×6.5 pattened paper for photo frame
  • journaling embellishment
  • chipboard accents
  • 3D alpha stickers

Cut your focal photo and photo frame with a digital die cut machine.  Set the focal photo and frame aside.

Cut the same frame in a smaller size out of a iCraft Sheet.  Cut 2.

Adhere the iCraft frame directly onto the photo.  Trim the photo along the outer edge of the iCraft frame.

Peel off backing from the iCraft frame and sprinkle with glitter to create a glitter frame.

 

Create the flower accent by wrapping ribbon around a 2″ iCraft Dot.  Start in the middle and twist the ribbon as you wrap towards the outer edge of the circle.  Leave a short tail to tuck under the dot when adhered to the layout.

Spray the chipboard accents with Gold Glitter Dust.

Assemble the layout.  Use 3D Foam Squares to adhere the smaller photos to give the layout some dimension.


Just a reminder for how you can help the victims of Superstorm Sandy! Take a moment and text the American Red Cross to donate. Pledge to pack a lunch or skip a treat or two to do something good for all those who were in the storm path!

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Therm O Web Designer Pat Sloan has a post on her blog for how you can help!

Please take a moment to click and read how you can join in and make a difference!

http://blog.patsloan.com/2012/11/pat-sloan-quilts-and-blankets-need-asap.html

Thanks for helping!

Therm O Web Rosette Halloween Banner

Today Designer Melissa Bullock has a unique Rosette Banner to add some fun fall touches to your decor.

Our Therm O Web iCraft products and Glitter Dust help add just the right adhesion and sparkle! Consider adding in some “FALL” letters to the banner or recreate with holiday prints for the upcoming winter holidays too!

Rosette Halloween Banner Designed by Melissa Bullock

Therm O Web Supplies:

Therm O Web 1/4″ Super Tape

Therm O Web 3D Zots

Therm O Web Glitter Dust Gold

Therm O Web iCraft 1.5″ Adhesive Dots

Therm O Web 1/2″ Sticky Lines

Other Supplies:

  • Paper Shreds
  • Chipboard shapes/letters
  • 3 to 4 yards of ribbon
  • 5 different sheets of patterned paper: 2 sheets cut into 3 strips 4″x12″, 3 sheets cut into 2 strips 3″x12″
  • Cardstock punched into 6 – 3″ diameter circles and 4 – 2″ diameter circles

Directions:

1. Score the patterned paper strips every 1/2″.  Accordion fold the paper strips.

 

2. Attach the coordinating paper strips end to end until it resembles a lamp shade.  Be mindful of pattern directions!

 

3. Encircle two of the cardstock circles with 3D Zots.  Press the accordion folded circle down flat and adhere with the cardstock circle.  3D Zots are good choice for this step because they are very sticky and the thickness gets into the folds of the rosette and really holds it in place!  Place the second cardstock circle on the back of the rosette to stabilize.  Repeat until all 5 rosettes are constructed.

 

4. Spray the rosettes with Glitter Dust.

5. Attach a 1/2″ iCraft Dot in the middle of the rosette.  Peel off the backing and press down paper shreds.  Trim off any straggly ends.

 

6. Spray the chipboard shapes/letters with Glitter Dust.  Attach 3D Zots to the back of the chipboard pieces and lightly press it into the paper shreds.

  

7. Put a strip of Sticky Lines across the back of the rosette.  Off center it a bit so the Sticky Line is towards the top of the back cardstock circle.  Attach the rosettes to the ribbon.

 

Hang your new rosette banner then add some spooky accents and glowing candles.  Voila!  You’ve added some spooky Halloween fun to your home!

Be sure to stop by tomorrow for more ideas for decorating your home this time of year with Therm O Web!

 

Glitter Pumpkins & a Halloween Layout

Have Glitter Dust… Spray pumpkins!  It’s that simple!  Add some sparkle to your fall decorations by using Therm O Web Glitter Dust on real mini pumpkins.  Then add them to outdoor or indoor decor arrangements for an instant pick-me-up.  (I am hoping that the spray will keep the squirrels from eating them too!)  This entire project took me mere minutes!

Use an old cardboard box to contain the excess Glitter Dust.

Oooo! Sparkly!

All my autumn decorating is getting me in the Halloween spirit so I leave you with a recent Halloween layout that also highlights Glitter Dust.  I used a stencil to spray a glitter pattern on the black cardstock.  The web vellum was attached to a Therm O Web iCraft Adhesive Sheet and then cut with a digital cutter.  I then sprayed the web with Glitter Dust to finish it off.  Happy Autumn crafting!

 

 

Welcome to The One Million Pillowcase Blog Hop!

Welcome welcome!

We’re so pleased today to join the American Patchwork & Quilting – 1 Million Pillowcase Challenge (and Blog Hop!)

If you’re not familiar with the 1 Million Pillowcase Challenge…let us give you a bit of background..

American Patchwork & Quilting is challenging their readers and fans to help reach their goal of donating one million pillowcases to local charities.

Many charities can benefit from the donation of a pillowcase and the challenge gives you the opportunity to donate and make a difference in your community.

Make a pillowcase. Make a difference.

Therm O Web is a proud sponsor and participant in this challenge and is pleased to share with our readers and fans the pillowcases made for the challenge.

Designer Melissa Bullock worked with her daughter’s Girl Scout Troop to make their pillowcases. They used this pattern for many of the cases!

Please visit Melissa’s blog to see more photos and the cute Girl Scouts in action!

Designer Daniela Dobson joined in the challenge too!

Our Therm O Web HeatnBond Lite was perfect for the bubbles pattern. Please visit Daniela’s blog for more info on her pillowcase project!

And Designer Erin Yamabe and her cute daughters made 7 pillowcases…

yes 7!! Please click here to visit Erin’s blog and see all the pillowcases they made!

So would YOU like to get involved and make pillowcases for charity? We’d like to invite our fans, readers, sewers…everyone to make a pillowcase or two! And in return, Therm O Web will send you a gift of some of our best adhesives and stabilizers! (one package of StitchnSew Tear-away Stabilizer, HeatnBond Ultrahold and HeatnBond Lite)

Here’s the details…use one of the pillowcase patterns found on All People Quilt website to create your pillowcase. Then email us at Contest@thermoweb.com for mailing instructions. Pillowcases need to be received by Saturday, October 20th. Once we’ve received your pillowcase, we will send out your gift for participating. And where will all those pillowcases go you ask?

Why to the Dover Children’s Home in Dover,  New Hampshire? The Dover Children’s Home has been helping children for over 120 years. They’re dedicated to enriching the lives of adolescents and strengthening their family relationships through the highest quality residential treatment services and educational programs. For more information or to  find out how you can help, please click here to visit their site.

Would you like to see the other hop participants? Simply click these links to go to prior posts this month or join in for the remainder of days for September!

Thanks for stopping by!

1 Million Pillowcase Hop Schedule:

1. Welcome from American Patchwork & Quilting (http://www.allpeoplequilt.com/blogs/apqstaff/)
2. Rashida Coleman-Hale (http://www.iheartlinen.typepad.com/)
3. Olivia and Alayna’s Pillowcase Project (http://www.allpeoplequilt.com/blogs/apqstaff/)
4. Morgan’s Smile Factory (http://www.allpeoplequilt.com/blogs/apqstaff/)
5. Pat Sloan (http://blog.patsloan.com/)
6. Northcott (http://pattispatchwork.com/)
7. Betsy Chutchian (http://betsysbestquiltsandmore.blogspot.com/)
8. Vanessa Christenson (http://www.vanessachristenson.com/)
9. Andover Fabrics (http://blog.andoverfabrics.com/)
10. Laurie Simpson (http://minickandsimpson.blogspot.com/)
11. Oak Hill, Ohio (http://www.allpeoplequilt.com/blogs/apqstaff/)
12. Robert Kaufman Fabrics (http://www.swatchandstitch.com/)
13. Pam Buda (http://www.heartspunquilts.blogspot.com/)
14. Indygo Junction (http://www.indygojunction.com/blog/)
15. 4-H (http://www.allpeoplequilt.com/blogs/apqstaff/)
16. Katie Hennagir (http://baywindowquiltshop.wordpress.com/)
17. Anni Downs (http://hatchedandpatched.typepad.com/)
18. FreeSpirit Fabrics (http://www.freespiritfabric.blogspot.com/)
19. American Patchwork & Quilting Staff (http://www.allpeoplequilt.com/blogs/apqstaff/)
20. Patty Young (http://modkidboutique.blogspot.com/)
21. Moda Fabrics (http://modafabrics.blogspot.com/)
22. Monica Solorio-Snow (http://thehappyzombie.com/blog/)
23. Moda Bake Shop (http://www.modabakeshop.com/)
24. Andover Fabrics (http://blog.andoverfabrics.com/)
25. Roseann Kermes from Rosebud’s Cottage (http://rosebudscottage.typepad.com/)
26. Ann Kelle for Shannon Fabrics (http://www.annkelle.com/category/blog/)
27. Therm O Web (http://blog.thermoweb.com/)
28. Edyta Sitar (http://www.laundrybasketquilts.com/blog/)
29. Fabri-Quilt (http://inspiredbyfabric.blogspot.com/)
30. Cherri House (www.cherryhousequilts.com)