iCraft Up Some Pretties with Our Adhesive

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It is always fun to find new ways to use your double sided adhesives, like the iCraft products.  Today, sharing a project demonstrating how you can create your own dimensional, layered background.  With just a bit of confetti, iCraft adhesive tape and background paper a unique design is simple.

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1.  Add iCraft tape to your background paper.  Press firmly to ensure that it intact. (Used 1/8″ tape in this example.)

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2.  Remove tape backing.

3.  Add punched pieces of paper (used Epiphany Crafts heart punch and hole punch) along adhesive.  Press lightly to ensure each is attached.

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Used the same technique to add glitter to the hearts.

Supplies:

iCraft 1/8″ adhesive tape
3D Zots
Memory Tape Runner XL

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Create an iCraft Watercolor Card

Are you familiar with our iCraft Adhesives?

Today Designer Erin Yamabe walks you through how to make your own unique card or even a canvas too with our iCraft Adhesive Sheets and Dots! Creating your own watercolor background is a snap with our iCraft adhesives!

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Supply list:

iCraft Adhesive Dots – 1.5 inch
iCraft Adhesive Sheets
Mini Sticky Tape Runner
Zots – Medium

Other Supplies:

Heidi Swapp Color Shine
Ruby Rock-it card base
Sizzix heart diecut
Bazzill rubon sentiment
Bazzill bling
American Craft & Ranger glitter

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Start by randomly adhering iCraft Adhesive dots to base of card.  Only remove backside of adhesive.

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Leave the top of adhesive in tact, to act as a mask.

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Spray your color shine liberally on card.  Wipe excess off.

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Remove top layer of adhesive from iCraft Adhesive dots.  Sprinkle with glitter.

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Adhere iCraft adhesive sheet to chipboard.  Run through favorite shaped die cut.

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Remove top layer of adhesive, and sprinkle glitter on.

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Adhere heart to card with mini sticky tape runner.

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Adhere sentiment and bling with Zots – medium size.

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Spring Crafting with Therm O Web iCraft Adhesive

Spring means fresh colors and celebrations!  

Getting an early start on Easter decorations is easy and fast  with iCraft sheets, there is no drying time which makes it convenient too!

Here is a project that took less than an 2 hours to complete.

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Here’s what you will need to create this project.

Therm O Web Products:
Medium Zots
icraft Sheets

Other Supplies you will need
Patterned paper of choice
Stickles glitter glue
embellishments of choice
Oval Templates in 3 sizes
Wooden Egg
Acrylic paint

Directions:

Paint Wooden Egg

Trace shape onto patterned paper and cut out

Adhere with icraft sheets

Cut 3 different sized Ovals using 3 different patterned papers

Adhere each to egg as shown using icraft sheets

Adhere your photo using iCraft sheets

Embellish as desired

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Glitter Up Your Birthday with iCraft Adhesive

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Happy Birthday Card by Daniela Dobson

Therm O Web Supplies:

Therm O Web Sticky Dot Runner
Therm O Web Zots Small
Therm O Web 3D Foam Squares
Therm O Web iCraft Adhesive Sheets

Other Supplies:

Samantha Walker patterned paper, stamps and dies
KI Memories pins
twine
ribbon
Clearsnap Ink
American Crafts glitter
3D paint

Directions:

1. Make card from cardstock.
2. Cut two strips of patterned paper, ink edges and adhere to the card front using  Therm O Web Sticky Dot Runner Tie ribbon across the seam.
3. Die cut banner from Therm O Web iCraft Adhesive Sheets. Peel off top layer and sprinkle with glitter.

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4. Die cut second banner from patterned paper and stamp with coordinating stamp in black ink.

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5.  Adhere both banners across the card using Therm O Web Zots Small  and Therm O Web 3D Foam Squares.

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6. Die cut a button from white cardstock and stamp with coordinating stamp. Tie to bow with jute. Stamp happy birthday on white cardstock, cut into a banner and adhere to the card using Therm O Web Sticky Dot Runner. Add pins to bow. Add 3D paint to banner and let dry.

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Make Beautiful Pinterest Pretties with Therm O Web

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Hope you have been enjoying the beautiful inspiration Pinterest based projects!  I know I have!

While I do not have a green thumb, I absolutely LOVE flowers of all kinds!  This layout was based on these beautiful roses…paper, glitter dust, and zots style!

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Here’s a closer look at the glitter dusted paper roses…and I’m loving our new Therm O Web Glitter Dust Photo Corners!

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Here’s the supplies I used:

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Therm O Web Supplies:

Zots – Small
Zots – Medium
Glitter Dust – Iridescent
Glitter Dust Photo Corners – Gold (COMING SOON!!)
Sticky Tape Runner

Other supplies:

Patterned paper – Crate Paper
Vellum – Ruby Rock-it Bella! Fundamentals
Flower punch – Marvy
Butterfly punch – Martha Stewart

Let’s create those paper roses!
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You will need 4 punches of the flowers.  You can use any 5 petal flower punch or diecut.

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On a soft surface, like a stamping mat, or mousepad, take the tip of an embossing tool, and gently press into the center of petal.

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Next, curl the edge of each petal over a small tool, or pencil.  Repeat with 3 petals.

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For the 4th petal, once you have pressed in the center of the petal, simply roll up the petals to create the center of the rose.

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Adhere each flower layer with Zots.  Spray lightly with Glitter Dust.

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And voila!  I’ve also added one paper rose to this quick card:)

Thanks for stopping by and making Therm O Web part of your creative day!

Erin Yamabe

Let Pinterest Inspire You To Create

Looking for inspiration on Pinterest is a favorite pastime of so many.

Not only do you see some beautiful projects, clothing, great recipes etc., but you can really be inspired to create your own beautiful projects.

Here is a photo that inspired  to create a layout even though it’s a beautiful gown.

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The colors, the lace, the romantic feel all inspired to create this layout.

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Therm O Web Products:

3D Foam Squares
Medium Zots
Memory Tape Runner XL

Additional Products:

Bo Bunny Isabella Collection

Pinterest is a place to not only find lots of inspiration but to also “collect” and gather a board of pins for yourself. Perhaps home improvement ideas, tropical trips to dream about, the perfect cheesecake or maybe a quilt idea you’ve been wanting to try!TOW-Pinterest-Page

Give Pinterest a try and while there…be sure to follow our Therm O Web boards too!

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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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!

Pinterest Inspiration-Cathedral Window Card

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“Just a Note” CARD by Patti Milazzo

Therm O Web Supplies:
Therm O Web Mini Runner – Sticky Tape
Therm O Web Zots – 3D

Other supplies:DCWV Cherry Limeade Paper Stack
Mambi Black/White Pattern Papers
Paper Smooches Sentiment Sampler Stamps
Black, White & Gray Cardstock
mini brads, flower punch

This beautifully quilted pillow was my PINspiration for the card above-

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I really liked the cathedral window effect of this pillow and its striking color combination.  As you can see, I kept my note card much more simple and used layered and folded circles to get a similar effect without too much fuss.2 2013 Pinspiration CARD-Just a Note 2rev

1. Create a 5″x6″ card from cardstock and cut a 1″ wide strip to go across the front of the card.

2. Cut 9 circles from cardstock- 2″, 2.5″ and 3″: 2 gray and 1 black of each size.  Take 3 gray circles (each size) and mark the center points vertically and horizontally.  If available, use a grid ruled craft mat to find these points.  Then line up the marks and score to create a square within each circle.  Fold the edges of the circles as shown above.

3. Next, cut 3 pattern paper squares to fit inside each scored circle.  Use the Mini Tape Runner to adhere the circles inside.

4. Apply Mini Tape Runner Adhesive to the back of these scored circles and adhere them to the center of the other gray circles.

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5. Machine stitch around the layered circles so that the stitching just catches each folded corner.

6. Again use the Mini Tape Runner to adhere the black cardstock circles to the front of the card.  Then, apply 3D Zots to the back of each of the assembled gray circles and layer on top of the corresponding black circle.

7. Create a punched flower with brads and adhere this to the center of the medium circle also using 3D Zots.

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8. To complete the card, stamp a sentiment onto white cardstock, trim and apply more 3D Zots to the back to adhere just below the paper strip.

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Throw a Pinterest Party with Therm O Web

It’s true!

One can lose hours on hours of time simply by going to one place…no not the Doctors office or the DMV…..

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Pinterest is a virtual “bulletin” board of ideas…recipes, hairstyles, crafts, sewing projects, places to travel and more…much more!

Sometimes it’s easy to forget where we went in search of ideas before Pinterest came along. Today Designer Daniela Dobson shares her take on a Pinterest inspired project…

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Confetti Layout by Daniela Dobson

Therm O Web Supplies:

Therm O Web Zots Medium
Therm O Web 3D Foam Squares
Therm O Web Zots for Bling
Therm O Web Sticky Strip Runner
Therm O Web Super Stik Glue Stick

Other Supplies:

Pebbles Inc, Basic Grey, and Bo Bunny Press patterned paper
My Mind’s Eye stickers and chipboard
Pretty Little Studio journaling cards
Basic Grey banner and brad
Studio Calico mistable clouds
EK Success punch

There are so many fun things on Pinterest. This one really caught my eye. I love the stitching and the banners.

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I used the banners on my layout except I used them horizontally and not vertically. I replaced the stitching with hand cut strips of patterned paper. The original banners are a part of an advent calendar and they have numbers. I punched confetti circles and scattered them randomly between the banners.

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Directions:

1. Punch circle confetti from patterned paper and adhere them to the top half of the page using Therm O Web Zots for Bling.

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2. Cut three thin strips from patterned paper and adhere to the top of the page using Therm O Web Super Stik Glue Stick.

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3. Adhere large banners using Therm O Web Zots Medium.

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4. Adhere all the patterned paper and the photos at the bottom of the page using Therm O Web Sticky Strip Runner.

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5. Add Therm O Web 3D Foam Squares to some of the sticker strips.

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6. Add stickers, banners and the clouds.

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Pinterest Inspired Pillows and Sweet Baby Bibs

PinterestWe’re continuing on with our Pinterest inspired projects this week.

Did you know if even you don’t have a Pinterest account you can see all of our pins right from our Facebook wall! Click on the Pinterest icon on our Therm O Web wall to see all of our pinned projects and favorites!

Designers Audrey Pettit and Amy Friend will have you anxious and ready to get crafty and pick up some of their favorite Therm O Web and HeatnBond products!

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Friends Warm the Heart Pillow By Audrey Pettit

Supplies:
Therm O Web Spray n’ Bond Fusible Adhesive
Therm O Web Fabric Fuse Tape
Therm O Web Zots Medium Clear Adhesive Dots
Stamps: Paper Smooches
Die: Papertrey Ink
Trim: Webster’s Pages, Stampin’Up, American Crafts
Floss: DMC
Ink: Stampin’Up
Buttons: vintage
Other: Linen Fabric, Gesso, Thread, Polyfill Fiber

Hand-stitched embroidery is a longtime passion of mine, and my Pinterest boards are full of sweet stitching and sewing projects that I want to give a try. Lately, I’ve been really inspired by Rebecca Sower’s amazing mixed-media fabric work, like this gorgeous journal cover.

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I pulled lots of elements from Rebecca’s piece into my project, including the color palette of neutrals mixed with bits of red and black, the layers of fabric, lace, ribbons, and buttons. I had so much fun putting this pillow together, and thanks to the help of some time saving tips from Therm O Web’s Spray n’ Bond Adhesives, it was really easy, too.

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To get started, die cut a mitten from linen fabric. Set the mitten aside for another project, because for this pillow, we are going to be focusing on the negative shape instead. Spray the back side of the fabric with Therm O Web Spray n’ Bond Fusible Adhesive and layer onto a larger piece of fabric. The Fusible Adhesive eliminates the need to pin the fabric in place, which is a real time saver.

Machine stitch around the outline of the mitten, and around the edge using black thread. I loved the multiple stitch lines that is so prominent in Rebecca’s work, so I went around my shape twice.

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Add random embroidery stitches around the outline of the mitten. Mix it up and just have fun!

Stamp snowmen, scarf, and heart images onto the center of the mitten. Using the stamped images as a guide, embroider the outlines of the snowmen and scarves. Satin stitch the heart.

Water color the scarves using a red ink pad and a wet paintbrush. Then paint the snowmen with Gesso. Dry brush more Gesso randomly over the entire piece.

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Stamp sentiment onto a thin strip of fabric and hand-stitch with black floss. Apply Fabric Fuse Tape to the back of the strip, peel off the liner, and adhere across the bottom.

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Lightly lift sentiment strip and tuck lace trim under the bottom edge. Add a few hand-stitches for decoration. Using Fabric Fuse Tape, adhere trims across the top of the mitten.

Spray the back of the fabric with Fusible Adhesive and adhere onto a larger piece of fabric. Machine stitch the edges. Dry brush with additional Gesso.

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Cut a second piece of fabric the same size as the layered front. Placing right sides together, machine stitch the pillow closed, leaving a small opening. Turn the pillow right side out, fill with polyfill fiber and slip stitch the pillow closed.

Adhere buttons with Zots Medium Clear Adhesive Dots. Tie a bow from shabby seam binding. Adhere onto pillow using Zots, along with another button tied with hemp cord.


For Pinterest Inspiration week, I was killing some time on Pinterest looking for inspiration for baby gifts.  I know of many babies who are about to be born and will be needing cute little gifts.  I was drawn to the useful gifts and settled on bibs.

I have to say that I was very eager to play with the Thermoweb Iron-On Vinyl!  There are so many possibilities and I intend to explore all of them but, for today, I’m sticking with the laminate baby bibs.  As a mother of three children, I have grown to really appreciate the importance of a good bib.  I like one that stays on, has lots of coverage, is easily wipeable, and has a pocket to catch the inevitable.  This bib has all of those things!

Supplies:

Two coordinating fat quarters
60″ half inch bias tape
Thermoweb Iron-On Vinyl
snap fastener kit
Teflon presser foot

Thank you to Blend Fabrics for sponsoring the fabrics used in my bibs.  The bibs in the main picture are made from Timber and Leaf by Sarah Watts.

Begin by printing out your pattern pieces.  The pdf file can be downloaded here.

Apply the vinyl following the directions on the packaging.  Because you don’t want pinholes in your laminated fabric, I suggest tracing your pattern pieces onto the paper backing which will cling to the laminate while you cut.

Do the same with the pocket pattern piece, using your contrasting print.

Next, cut your pieces and pull off the protective sheet to reveal your laminated fabric pieces.

Fold your bib pocket along the fold line (Remember not to iron directly onto the laminate, use that protective paper!).  Using a Teflon presser foot or an ultra glide foot, top stitch along the upper edge of the pocket. I used two rows of stitching for a more professional look but it isn’t necessary.

Stay stitch the pocket in place along the very edge.

Next, prepare approximately 60″ of half inch binding by folding it in half and ironing it.  You can use a Clover Bias Tape Maker in the 1/2″ size to make your own coordinating bias tape.  Begin applying the binding at the upper left neck edge as shown in the picture above.  Carefully work your way around the bib.

Finish off your bib by adding a snap using a Dritz snap fastener kit in the 7/16″ size.  This bib is made with Bugs by Jone Hallmark, perfect for a little boy.

For a fancier bib, you can use a pearl snap.

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and won’t be scared to try your own iron-on laminate project!  It ironed on easily and yielded a really professional looking product.

 

Don’t forget…you can shop for all the Therm O Web and HeatnBond products used today right from our own website! It’s safe, secure and fast too!