DIY Faux Chipboard letters

I love chipboard letters, but sometimes I just need a certain size or color.  There are so many styles, sizes and color, but for some reason it is not the EXACT size I need. So my solution is making my own.  Let me show you how I create my own Faux Chipboard letters.  I have an electronic die-cutting machine that I can size my letters the perfect size. Once I pick the font and size of the letters  I cut 4 -5 of the same letter. My favorite adhesive to use for any die-cuts are Sticky Dot Adhesive Sheets.

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Supplies needed to complete my tag.

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Simply peel back the protective sheet.

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Add your die-cut to the sticky dots.

Pull the letter off the sticky dots.  You can see how they cover the die cut perfectly.

Adhere all the letters on top of each other to make your own Chipboard letter.

And now you have the perfect Faux Chipboard letter to add to your project. Here I have added the letter to a tag.

supplies used:

Teresa Collins Spring Fling Collection

Till next time… Happy Crafting.

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ICraft Love.

Hello and Happy Friday friends!  Hope you have had a great week, and will have a beautiful weekend ahead!

It’s Erin here with you today, and I am SO excited to share with you a little card I created with our new ICraft adhesive sheets!

The center of the card, the red felt doily is what we will be focusing on today!

Here’s what you will need to get started on your own custom felt embellishment!

1.  Your favorite diecut [I chose one from MFTStamps] & die cut machine

2.  ICraft Adhesive sheet

3. red felt

Cut your felt to fit the size of your ICraft adhesive sheet, and adhere the sheet to the felt.

Run the felt/adhesive sheet through your die cut machine…

Then, with a paper piercer simply poke out the holes for the doily.  [LOVE that no adhesive comes onto my piercing tool!]

And voila…you have your very own felt doily sticker!  Just embellish and then add to your favorite project!

Other fabulous Therm O Web products used here were:

Sticky Tape Runner

Zot dots

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

XOXO

Erin

Love Is In The Air… For New Crafting Products

It’s February, love is in the air.  Sure I love my husband, kids, family, friends…. but what I am really talking about is love for new paper crafting products just released at the CHA Winter Show!  Therm O Web, which you may have read on this blog already, released two very cool new innovative products: iCraft Adhesive and Glitter Dust Spray.  You can read all about their benefits here: New from Therm O Web! CHA 2012 Sneak Peeks!  Here’s another sample to get your ideas flowing:

Like Alice, I like to use the iCraft Adhesive in my die cut machines.  It cuts so cleanly and perfectly, you can’t go wrong.  I created the glitter grid background with iCraft in my Silhouette, peeled off the backing, placed it on the patterned paper, peeled off the second liner, and then added glitter.  The “thank you” was also created with iCraft.  I adhered the iCraft to the cardstock before I ran it through the Silhouette.  I used Glitter Dust on the die cut flower and circles.  The Glitter Dust spray won’t wrinkle your paper.  I have used it on thin book paper and my flowers held their shape perfectly.

And for a bonus photo technique… My dear friend and photographer, Angela Schlater, takes our family photos each summer.  She likes to include some shots with tilted angles, like so:

I decided to play with the photo tilt on this layout.  I chose a patterned paper with a right angle diamond pattern.  I physically turned my photo 45 degrees to line up with the diamond, therefore placing the photo subject vertical.  The effect was different from anything I have tried before and it is eye-catching.  Try it with your photos.  If you don’t have a photo like that, take your camera and tilt it 45 degrees and snap away!

This layout uses Sticky Strip Runner (general paper to paper adhering), Super Tape (1/4″ tape for ribbon, sheets cut into 2″ circle for flower), Super Stik glue stick (tiny pink photo border), and Zots (die cuts and chipboard alpha sticker reinforcement).

     

LOVE Canvas.

Hello Therm O Web friends!   If you happen to be at CHA, please come by our booth [#2157] and say hi!

I’m happy to share this LOVE [the person YOU are] Canvas with you today on our blog, and also in our booth:)

The 3D Zot dots were utilized to the max here:)
As you know, these little rolly flowers are a favorite go-to item right now:)  And what I love is that the 3D Zot dots fill in that small center after you’ve rolled your flower, no matter how big of a base it is!  These are perfect on creating these little flowers, with anything…from paper to fabric, ribbon and more!
What do you love most about the Zot dots?
Happy Monday friends!
XOXO
Erin

Sticky Dots Simple Solution to Intricate Die Cuts

I love using die cut shapes that are detailed and intricate.  Sometimes though, they can be difficult to apply adhesive to without getting adhesive on my base project and myself.  That is why I love Sticky Dots sheets for die cutting!  They make applying adhesive to intricate die cuts simple, easy, and mess free!

Sticky Dots sheets come in two sizes, 8.5″ x 11″ and 4.25″ x 5.5″.  Each sheet is comprised of two parts, a peel away cover sheet and a sheet with dots of adhesive.

For intricate die cutting, I like to apply a piece of Sticky Dots to the back side of my cardstock, cutting both to about the same size as my image I will be cutting.  After I cut the piece to size, peel away the cover paper and place the adhesive sheet adhesive side down on the back side of my paper.

I then die cut my paper as I normally would.  The sheet is thin and does not affect the cut.  After cutting the die cut will be like a sticker with a peel away backing that will expose the adhesive that is now transferred onto the back of your die cut.

I like to add ink to the edges of my die cuts.  Intricate pieces can be difficult to ink because they are so fragile, but because of the extra reinforcement of the backing sheet that is still in place, the piece is now sturdier and easier to ink and distress.

When you are ready to apply your die cut, peel the backing paper away and apply the die cut to your surface as desired.

If you notice any extra adhesive along the edges of the die cut, simply rub them away with an Adhesive Pick Up Square.

I applied my die cut pieces to a blank pre-made greeting card.  I added a quick stamped sentiment and had a completed card in under 15 minutes.  Quick, simple, and no mess.


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Be Thankful

Hi, Daniela here with a card that is perfect for this time of year (or all year long). I have some tips and techniques on how I like to use Therm O Web Products.

I covered the card base with two different pieces of patterned paper using Sticky Strip Runner by Therm O  Web and adhered the kraft bag using Sticky Strip Runner by Therm O  Web.

I used a scrap piece of stamped cardstock to make my tab. To adhere the tab to the envelope I added Large Zots Adhesive Dots by Therm O Web  to each end. If you need to make a different size tab Zots Adhesive Dots by Therm O Web come in different shapes and sizes.

I adhered the flower with Large Zots Adhesive Dots by Therm O Web. They are very strong and I know that my embellishments are not going anywhere.

I love to cut out my stamped sentiments and they are always different sizes and shapes. I use Sticky Dots Adhesive by Therm O Web to adhere them to my projects. It’s a sticky sheet covered with tiny little sticky dots. You just stick your item to the sheet, peel it up, and stick it to your project. They are perfect for die cut letters and shapes, wooden shapes, flowers, chipboard and other 3 dimensional items.

Here is a close up of the sentiment on my project. I used Adhesive Pick-Up Square by Therm O Web for any little stray pieces of adhesive.

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you find these tips helpful.

Have a great day.

Daniela Dobson