Hop Along With our Spring Pillow Project

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This week is all about inspiration, and from one of our favorite places Pinterest.  Being that a pile of fabric strips were sitting at the end of the craft table, a quilted project seemed like a perfect way to go.  The search began and found a little inspiration though this photo.

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With strips of torn fabric, the basket weave effect came to be.  Once each strip was in place, using fusible fleece, the front woven panel was then ironed together and trimmed along each side.  The back panel of the pillow was then constructed from one solid piece of fabric and ironed on to fusible fleece as well.

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The bunny was cut from two piece of white fabric fused together using fusible web, light weight.  Found a bunny pattern on Pinterest here and cut out from fabric.  Added thread for the eye.  Used SpraynBond Fusible Adhesive Spray for the backside and ironed on to the pillow to keep in place as it was stitched to the pillow.  The pillow was then constructed, stuffed and completed with a stitched side and a pom-pom tail.

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Spring Bunny Pillow by Andrea Budjack

Supplies:
SprayNBond Fusible Adhesive Spray
HeatnBond Fusible Fleece
Fabrics
Pillow form or stuffing
Flower trims

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If you search Pinterest for altered composition books, there is tons of fabulous inspiration available. They make a nice, personalized and cheap gift!

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Start with a plain composition book – many dollar stores carry them.

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Using Therm O Web Super Stik, completely coat the cover of the book and the back side of patterned paper with adhesive. Coating the cover and the paper insures permanent sticking power.

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Don’t cover the binding with patterned paper. Instead use some Therm O Web SuperTape Sheets and a wide ribbon or trim.

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Cut strips of the Therm O Web SuperTape Sheets and completely cover the binding:

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Peel off the red protective backing an apply ribbon and trim to fit. Once the cover and binding are done, decorate the cover with other embellishments. (Zots are perfect for adding buttons!)

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Next, to make tabbed pages, cover several pages with Therm O Web Memory Runner XL adhesive and cover with patterned paper here:

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and here:

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For a page with a seam, cover the seam with Sticky Lines:

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and add a trim:

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And there you have it, a very inexpensive but super cute gift inspired by Pinterest!

Altered Composition Book by Rebecca Keppel

Supplies:

Sticky Lines
XL Tape Runner
Super Stik Glue Stick
Composition Book
Papers and Embellishments
🙂 Rebecca

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Happy Valentine’s Day from Therm O Web!

It’s Valentine’s Day!

The perfect day to show those your love just how much they mean to you! (although you can do this all year round!)

Designers Audrey Pettit and Rebecca Keppel have two projects that would be beautiful to have out any day of the year!

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No. 14 Heart Ornament by Audrey Pettit

Supplies:

Therm O Web Fabric Fuse Tape
Therm O Web Spray n’ Bond Fusible Adhesive
Therm O Web Zots Singles Large Clear Adhesive Dots
Stamps: Stampin’Up
Floss: DMC
Ink: SEI
Paint: Delta
Beaded Heart: Jolees
Other: Muslin Fabric, Lace, Button, Thread, Hemp, Polyfill Fiber

I love to make handmade home decor pieces for the holidays. These little pillow hearts are super fun to create and make a great little gift or accent in your home. And with a few time-saving tricks thanks to the help of Therm O Web’s line of fusible adhesives, you can make a lot of these cuties in very little time. Bonus!

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To get started, hand cut or die cut three hearts from muslin fabric. They can be any size or shape you wish. My heart is about 3″ x 4″. If you are hand-cutting, make sure that all three of your hearts are identical. For mine, I free-hand cut my first heart, and then used it as a template for the additional two hearts.

Cut one of the fabric hearts randomly across into three separate pieces, as shown above. Now have fun embellishing the pieces with stamped images. I used some graphic number stamps and line border stamps. Using the cut edges as guides can help keep your stamping straight, or just go crazy. This is the messy, artsy part, so have FUN!

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When you are done embellishing, turn your cut fabric pieces over and apply Therm O Web Fabric Fuse tape to the edges. Adhere lace trim.

Now take your second muslin heart and spray it with Therm O Web Spray n’ Bond Fusible Adhesive. Adhere your embellished cut pieces on top of the second heart to create one whole heart. Using Therm O Web’s fusible adhesives completely eliminates the need to pin each piece, which is a great time-saving tip!

Continue to embellish with hand-stitching along the “seams”. Dry brush white paint over the heart and stitch a large button to the top corner. Using a Large Zots Singles Clear Adhesive Dot, apply a beaded heart charm to the center of the button.

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Lay finished heart onto the third and last heart cut out. Machine stitch around the edges, leaving enough of an opening to fill with Polyfill stuffing before stitching all the way closed. I left my thread ends long for a different decorative touch. Tie a simple loop hanger out of hemp string and stitch to the top of the heart.


After the let down of taking down Christmas decorations, it is nice to have a reason to decorate again–enter Valentine’s Day decor! Making a pretty altered frame for Valentine’s Day is easy with Therm O Web adhesives.

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Love Frame by Rebecca Keppel

Supplies:

Therm O Web Memory Runner
Therm O Web iCraft Sheets
Frame
Patterned Papers

Start with an empty frame, some fun patterned paper a Therm O Web Memory Runner and Therm O Web i Craft Sheets.

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Cover the frame backing with patterned paper. Cut out a heart shape from the iCraft adhesive using a Cameo or other die cut machine.

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Peel one side of the iCraft sheet off and adhere heart to the paper covered frame back. Remove the protective top of the iCraft sheet and adhere buttons in the heart pattern. Once the heart is full of buttons, pour fine glitter over the entire area to fill small cracks that are too tiny to insert buttons into.

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Using an iCraft dot and tulle, make a rolled flower by twisting and adhering the tulle onto the iCraft dot. Spray lightly with Therm O Web Glitter Dust.

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Peel off the protective backing and adhere to the frame. A light spray of Glitter Dust adds a slight glittery touch and the adhesive included in the Glitter Dust helps keep the flower’s shape.

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The die cut iCraft sheets make this project quicker and easier than ever!

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

♥ Rebecca

 

Don’t forget…today is the final day to take advantage of our Red and Pink Valentine Sale! Visit our Therm O Web website to shop!!

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Wrap it Up the Holiday with Therm O Web Adhesives

We’re wrapping up our week using the beautiful DCWV Evergreen Stack and of course Therm O Web products!

Designer Rebecca Keppel finishes off the week with a fun layout celebrating “seeing Santa!”

Once the holiday chaos is done it is a great time to sit down with holiday photos and scrap. Surround yourself with some special holiday themed papers (DCWV was used here), fun embellishments and plenty of Therm O Web adhesives and get those holiday memories into layouts!

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The different types and sizes of embellishments work best with different Zots and Sticky Lines. Large Zots for the brad with die cut shape and  Zots Bling for the sequins.

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Sticky Lines are perfect for a sequin trim.

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And medium Zots for the snowflakes and wood veneer.

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It is great to have a whole arsenal of Therm O Web adhesives when sitting down to do an embellishment heavy layout!

🙂 Rebecca

Supplies:

Therm O Web Zots (Medium, Large and Bling)
Sticky Lines 1/4″
Memory Runner XL
DCWV “The Evergreen Stack”

Speaking of prizes…we’d like to give you a chance to win the products our talented team worked with along with some additional products!

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We’re giving away the Evergreen Stack, Witches Brew Stack, Daily Photo Stack, Small Glossy Paper Stack…plus Therm O Web iCraft Dots, iCraft Sheet, Zots and our Mini Runner! All you need to do is go like us on Facebook or Twitter or both and then post a comment.

For each action.. like us on Facebook, post a comment, like us on Twitter, post a comment along with a comment about what you’re most excited to win. Each comment gives you another chance to win with a max of 3 entries! We’ll give you through next Tuesday to post a comment and then announce a winner on February 7th!

There’s a Bit of Love in the Air…

Around Therm O Web!

That’s right…we’re feeling the love and we hope at the end of our fun you’ll be feeling it too!

This week and next we’re sharing wintery wedding projects and more to get you in the mood for love…or maybe just in the mood for a bit of fun!

Join us as our talented team of Designers share ideas and techniques for how to use our Therm O Web products in new fun ways!

Today’s project is from Designer Rebecca Keppel…her idea is not only beautiful for weddings…but birthdays too!


It is easy to add loose glitter to a card in different colors when you use Therm O Web iCraft sheets using a die cut machine. Pick a card with a base and decoration pieces. Cut out the card in cardstock and the decorations in i Craft sheets.

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The Silhouette Cameo cuts through the iCraft sheets perfectly for beautiful detailed cuts! (You can also use punches to decorate a card with glitter).

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When using multiple glitter types or colors, only peel the backing for the decorations you want in the first color and apply to the card at a time.

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Peel off the top backing and pour glitter on top. Repeat this process for each glitter color. To seal the glitter onto the card spray with a few short blasts of Therm O Web Glitter Dust. For quick and easy confetti to include in the envelope, punch or die cut many tiny pieces. Spray with Therm O Web Glitter Dust for a sparkly finish.

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Therm O Web Supplies:

Therm O Web i Craft Sheets

Therm O Web Glitter Dust (Silver)

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We’re all gearing up for the Winter 2013 Craft and Hobby Show held in Anaheim, California this January 12th through the 15th!

We have a new item we’ll be debuting there…until then..it’s mum’s the word!

Right now behind the scenes we’re all busy getting ready for the show, finishing projects, prepping make n takes and much more!

Be sure to plan to visit our booth…see what’s new and join us for a bit of winter fun!

 

And before we go we must announce our HeatnBond winner and that is:

I’ve just completed some Christmas pillows for gifts and am taking a break for a few days until after Christmas before I regroup and assess my next project. Thanks for sharing and for the opportunity on a great gift

 

Many congrats to you Bonnie! Please email me at JSandvoss@thermoweb.com with your information. Our thanks to everyone who stopped by and shared a comment with us!

Glitter Dust Makes Quick Gifts Magical

Last minute gifts do not have to look boring even if they are simple to assemble.

Therm O Web Glitter Dust adds pizzazz to any last minute project or gift idea.

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Simply make a pocket – or even quicker use a premade one. Tie a large bow around the pocket. Once the bow looks good spray liberally with Therm O Web Glitter Dust (here in Silver). The Glitter Dust will dry with a magical glittery look AND help the bow keep it’s shape! Once dried insert treats into the pocket. If using more than one candy cane or lollipop use a Therm O Web Medium Zots to stick them together to make it easier to tie a tag around them.

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Therm O Web Supplies:

Therm O Web Medium Zots
Therm O Web Glitter Dust in Silver

Other Supplies:

Simple Stories pocket
Jenni Bowlin tag
May Arts trim


Welcome to friends finding us from the Sew Daily Newsletter and Stitch Magazine!

Happy Holidays to you!

What do you get when you upcycle a standard pillow, add some Chevron stripes and fantastic snowflakes? A fun and frosty Zig Zag pillow designed by Pat Sloan! Make this Zig Zag Pillow using half square triangles and Therm O Web’s HeatnBond® Lite!

Directions for this comfy pillow and printer friendly PDF template created by Pat Sloan are available FOR FREE on our Special Projects page (https://thermoweb.wordpress.com/special-projects/ ). Make these pillows in any fabric patterns you like to work all year long!

Therm O Web would like to help you with your quilting and sewing projects by offering you a chance to win this box of our best selling products! It’s filled with HeatnBond goodies ranging from Fusible Fleece, HeatnBond Lite, Iron On Vinyl and much more! We know you’ll love this prize pack!

Simply post a comment here and tell us what project you’re working on or perhaps what you’ve just completed! We’ll select one random comment and announce the winner right here on the blog on Friday, January 4th.

Therm O Web Christmas Cheer Ornaments

Ho Ho Ho!

We’re full of cheer today!

Designer Rebecca Keppel and Patti Milazzo have two of the cutest holiday ornaments this side of the North Pole!

Have you used the Therm O Web SuperStik lately?

With all the fancy adhesives we offer it is easy to forget about glue sticks, but the Therm O Web SuperStik rocks!

It is especially great for covering chipboard ornaments.

All you need to make them are plain ornaments, Therm O Web SuperStik and patterned paper.

Once you trim the paper to fit the ornament, it is best to coat the paper and the ornament with the SuperStik for strong sticking power.

Use Sticky Lines along the edge to easily adhere trim.

Add buttons or twine using Zots.

And there you have quick and easy homemade ornaments!

Rebecca

Therm O Web Supplies:

Therm O Web SuperStik
Therm O Web Sticky Lines
Therm O Web Zots


Ho…Ho…Ho!

Santa Paper Gift Box Ornament by Patti Milazzo
Therm O Web Supplies:

Therm O Web Zots – Small
Therm O Web Mini Runner – Sticky Dot

Other Supplies:

Triangle box template/idea found on-line; cardstock (red, white, black, pink); coordinating pattern paper in red; ribbon; black and white acrylic paint

Instructions:

  1. Cut cardstock to create box – 5” x 12” or sized as needed.  Score across center at 6” mark.  Score diagonal lines from each end of the center line to the middle of each end to create the triangle shape on both sides of the center line.

  1. Cut triangle from pattern paper to fit front of box.  Punch/cut various shapes to paper piece Santa’s face/head/body:  ½ of a circle, scalloped edge strip, circles for nose and pompom, stocking punch or other shape like the swirl used to imitate Santa’s boots.  Use Therm O Web Mini Runner and Small Zots to adhere pieces to the patterned paper triangle.
  2. Fold at scored lines and fold the triangle box closed.  Then punch holes at top on both sides to insert ribbon.

  1. Apply Mini Runner adhesive to back of paper pieced Santa and adhere to box triangle.

  1. Enclose gift card or other small wrapped treats/gifts inside and tie ribbon to secure.  It’s ready to hang on the tree & enjoy!

Be sure to visit our friends at Fave Crafts!

They’re having some fun with a 12 Days of Christmas giveaway each day and today’s giveaway is for Therm O Web products!

Click here to visit their blog and post a comment on their blog to enter to win a prize pack of our HeatnBond!

Therm O Web Thanksgiving Centerpiece

No need to spend Pottery Barn amounts on a Fall or Thanksgiving centerpiece.

You can literally piece something together with dollar spot items, trim from your stash and Therm O Web Adhesives.

Start with a basic candle holder (I got mine for $2.50 from Target), a small glass jar (another inexpensive item I had been holding buttons in) and some Therm O Web Glitter Dust.

If using a pretend or battery operated tea light, it is ok to spray the Therm O Web Glitter Dust right into the glass jar. If using real candles spray the outside of the jar only.

The Therm O Web Glitter Dust adheres quickly and easily to both the painted ceramic candle holder and the glass jar! And it dries very quickly!

Once dried completely, use some Therm O Web i Craft Sheets to adhere the glass jar to the top of the candle holder and place trim in a ruffled fashion around the glass. Next use Therm O Web Sticky 1/4″ Sticky Lines to layer another ruffle around the glass and tie some tulle around the now glittery candle holder.

A quick and inexpensive way to adorn the table for a Thanksgiving or Fall feast!

Rebecca

Therm O Web Supplies:

Therm O Web Glitter Dust (Silver)
Therm O Web i Craft Adhesive Sheets
Therm O Web Sticky Lines 1/4″
Therm O Web Zots (Medium)

Other Supplies:

Candle Holder
glass jar
Bazzill Tulle
trim

 

 

Just a reminder…you can shop for all of our Therm O Web adhesives in one convenient spot…our online store! No searching for what you need..we carry it all!

Craft Sweet Baby Gifts and Memories with Therm O Web

All this week we’re sharing beautiful ideas using our Therm O Web products to celebrate the newest little one in your lives!

From bibs to beautiful cards, layouts, matching frames and more.

We have something for everyone and Therm O Web is the product that is “behind every great project”! 

Baby Card and Frame by Rebecca Keppel

Therm O Craft Supplies:

Therm O Web iCraft Adhesive Sheets
Therm O Web iCraft Dots
Therm O Web Memory Runner XL

Other Supplies:
Bazzill cardstock and Ribbon
Michael’s wood frame

Start with a plain wood frame (a lot of craft stores have them for as inexpensive as $1):

Cover the entire front and sides of frame with strips cut from the Therm O Web  iCraft Adhesive Sheets. Once fully covered remove the protective backing to reveal the adhesive:

Cut strips of ribbon and start to lay down on top of the Therm O Web  iCraft Adhesive Sheets:

Continue until the entire frame is covered with ribbon strips:

To make the small flower for the onesie card, start with a Therm O Web iCraft Adhesive Dot 1.5″. Stick the end of a ribbon down in the center of the Therm O Web iCraft Adhesive Dot:

Move from the center around, twisting and sticking the ribbon down:

Continue twisting and sticking until the whole Therm O Web iCraft Adhesive  Dot is covered.

Cut the end and remove the ribbon flower Therm O Web iCraft Adhesive Dot from the protective backing and adhere to the card:

And there you have it! A new baby gift and card made with nothing but a $1 frame, ribbon, cardstock and Therm O Web adhesives!


Hello Beautiful Baby Layout by Erin Yamabe

Therm O Web Supplies:

Glitter Dust – Iridescent
Glitter Dust – Pink
iCraft Adhesive Sheets
Sticky Tape Mini Runner
Foam Squares 1/2 inch

Other supplies:

American Crafts – Dear Lizzy paper and heart embellishment
Coordinations Cardstock
Sand paper
Black ink
Gesso
White Doily
Crate Paper – stamps
MFT – Small doily diecuts
Prima ink

Here’s how to create your very own glittered embellishments:

1.  Cut strips of paper approximately 2″ x 5.75″.  Adhere to iCraft Adhesive sheet.

2.  Lightly spray with Glitter Dust.  These samples have Iridescent and Pink.

3.  Run glittered paper through your diecut machine with your favorite die cuts.  You could also punch these out.

4.  Peel the adhesive off the back, and add to your project!


We at Therm O Web would like to extend our heartfelt thoughts to those customers, store owners, friends and families that were and still are affected by Hurricane Sandy. Some of our own staff members were stuck in Houston after the recent Quilt Market trade show and returned to no power or heat. Our hearts go out to everyone in the region. We send our wishes for the power to return and the rebuilding process to begin. Therm O Web makes products that help in the effort to bring forth warmth… especially when made with love. If you, your local quilt guilds or stores can help, please get involved and make a quilt, a blanket or pillowcases to donate to those affected. Here are some collection operations going on right now and a great quick quilt pattern to easily make donations:

http://www.equilter.com/cgi-bin/webc.cgi/quiltrelief.html

http://www.maryquilts.com/quick-strippie/

We hope you’ll join in and help those affected in their time of need!

Therm O Web Halloween Calendar

I love Therm O Web Removable Zots. I use them to keep my layouts standing up against foam board when I am taking pictures of them!

But I found another use for Removable Zots that my kids love too!

I made a Halloween Advent Calendar (since my kids love counting down days to fun events).

I wanted us to be able to add the dates one at a time and have the possibility of using it again next year so each cut out date square has one of the  Therm O Web Removable Zots on the back.

They stay nicely on the calendar but also remove easily without tearing the paper! And my kids are thrilled to be sticking the days on one by one!

🙂 Rebecca

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3 Dimensional Elements

Scrapbook companies charge lots of extra money for their 3 Dimensional elements, but often when you see them they are nothing more than 2 layers of the same item with dimensional adhesive, so why not make your own?

You can layer punched elements, hand cut elements or digitally cut elements like I’ve done for this teachers’ thank you card. I cut a small apple to layer over the larger apple shaped card. I simply popped the smaller apple up on Therm O Web’s 3D Zots. Then I cut 2 copies of each leaf and put a 3D Zot between each layer and adhered them onto the card with regular Zots. An affordable and easy way to get the 3 Dimensional look!

🙂 Rebecca

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