Back To School Cards with Deco Foil

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Back to school cards by Daniela Dobson Therm O Web Supplies: Therm O Web iCraft® Deco Foil™ Transfer Sheets Red Therm O Web iCraft® Deco Foil™ Transfer Sheets Gold Therm O Web iCraft® Deco Foil™ Transfer Adhesive 2.1OZ Therm O  Web iCraft® … Continue reading

DIY Washi Tape Tutorial with iCraft Adhesive

Have you jumped on the washi tape bandwagon yet? If so, you might like to try making your own – especially once you see how easy it is using iCraft adhesive sheets.

Today Designer Alice Golden is sharing a step-by-step tutorial to walk you through the steps of creating custom washi.

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Supplies

Therm O Web:

iCraft Adhesive Sheets
1/4″ and 1/2″ Foam Squares

Other:

PADX-229 Mambi Sheets Specialty Cardstock – Me & My Big Ideas
Background Basics: Newsprint, Fancy Folk Art stamps and dies – Papertrey Ink
Assorted ink pads
Spotlight glitter – Making Memories

Part of what makes washi tape so much fun to use is that it is slightly transparent. After experimenting with several options, including tissue paper, handmade paper, vellum, and coffee filters, I found that the best thing to use to create washi are paper napkins.

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The key is to separate the different layers of the napkin. You will want just a single layer so that it adheres to the iCraft and doesn’t separate when you apply it to your project.Alice-Golden-DIY-Washi-iCraft-03 Adhere a single napkin layer to a sheet of iCraft. I experimented with using iCraft tape and while that works too, I like being able to create various widths of washi and the sheet gives you the most flexibility.Alice-Golden-DIY-Washi-iCraft-04

Don’t worry about a few wrinkles – they add to the overall effect.
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Trim around the edges of the iCraft sheet.Alice-Golden-DIY-Washi-iCraft-08 And trim in whatever widths you like. You can trim in one direction to get a mix of patterns and colors or trim in the opposite direction to get uniform patterns.Alice-Golden-DIY-Washi-iCraft-09 Because iCraft can be die-cut, punched, and torn you can create a variety of edges on your tape. Alice-Golden-DIY-Washi-iCraft-10 This only took a few minutes and used just a single sheet of iCraft – I love projects that are quick and inexpensive, don’t you?Alice-Golden-DIY-Washi-iCraft-11 Paper napkins are available in an unlimited array of colors and patterns – you don’t even need to add any ink or stamping – just separate the layers and adhere to iCraft. Here I used a blue napkin and added a few stamped images. I really like the way the white ink looks.Alice-Golden-DIY-Washi-iCraft-12 When you are ready to use the washi on a project, all you need to do is peel off the protective layer on the back. A pair of craft tweezers come in handy here.Alice-Golden-DIY-Washi-iCraft-13 I used some of the homemade washi on the background of this card. Notice how you can still see the patterned paper under the washi? Just like the real thing.Alice-Golden-DIY-Washi-iCraft-14Coordinating stamps and die were used to create the focal point. A mix of 1/4″ and 1/2″ foam squares gives it added dimension.
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Alice-Golden-DIY-Washi-iCraft-16 Adhere the die-cut iCraft directly over the stamped imageAlice-Golden-DIY-Washi-iCraft-17 remove the protective layer from the front and sprinkle with glitter. It’s a quick and easy (and much neater!) way of adding glitter to a project instead of using a liquid glue.Alice-Golden-DIY-Washi-iCraft-18 Here is the finished card – wish you could see it in person because that touch of glitter adds so much to the overall look.

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Thanks so much for visiting today! Be sure to let us know on our Facebook page or post a comment here with a link to your project if you give this technique a try. We hope you do!

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

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

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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To the Moon and Back with HeatnBond

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I am ALWAYS excited to share a fusible applique project with you!

My tool of choice for many years has been Heat n Bond Lite. It is dependable and I use it exclusively for all my applique and all my workshops that I teach.

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I designed “I love you to the Moon and Back” for my husband.. mushy eh?

This quilts has both full fusible applique and the cut away method. You can see that when I cut away, there is just a RIM of fusible that acts as a basting line for my stitching. This way my LARGE shapes are always soft!

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Click here to pick up the FREE pattern from my blog!

I blog daily about quilting.. come visit me at blog.patsloan.com


How would you like to win some of the products used here today? Click here to go to our post on Wednesday and just leave a comment to be entered to win! It’s that easy! Our prize package is filled with your favorite HeatnBond products and much more! Sewing-Prize-Pack

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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Crafty Valentine Cupcake Garland

With the increasing popularity of all things cupcake, it’s no surprise that there is a huge variety of cupcake liners on the market. They are inexpensive and fun to collect, and not only work great for their original purpose, but are also fun to use in craft projects. Today Designer Alice Golden will be sharing an easy way to use iCraft adhesive dots and cupcake liners to create a Valentine themed window garland.

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To start, gather some cupcake liners in assorted sizes (alternatively, use one size and trim the edges with decorative scissors to create the various layers). ValentineGarland2 Slightly crumple the center of the liner to flatten. ValentineGarland3 ValentineGarland4 Use fishing line as the base of the garland and be sure to leave extra on either end. The garland is double-sided so that it will look good from any direction. Begin by creating a cupcake liner sandwich – place a liner face down and add an iCraft dot in the center. Run fishing line through the middle and top with another liner. ValentineGarland5 ValentineGarland6 The fun part is layering on additional embellishments. Add additional cupcake liners or die cut shapes, along with buttons, ribbon, and glitter. Use iCraft dots between the liners and Zots to attach heavier items.

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Die cut shapes from iCraft dots, add glitter, and use in the center of the medallions. Both the positive and negative images can be used. ValentineGarland8 Here the positive die cut is used on a cardstock circle… simply remove the protective liner from the front, ValentineGarland9 add glitter and brush off any excess.

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Here is what the negative image looks like applied directly to a liner.

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Try different size shapes and a variety of glitters. This one uses a small heart die and clear glitter.

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The heart from the center of the die cut above was added to the top of a button and glittered then attached using Zots.

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Buttons not only look good, but they help add weight to the garland so that it hangs straight down.

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Once you get started with this, you won’t want to stop!

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Therm O Web Supplies:

iCraft dots in assorted sizes 1/2″
Zots Singles Craft

Other:

Cupcake liners
Decorative edged scissors
Heart die cuts
Buttons
Trim
Glitter

Thanks so much for joining us today!


Before you leave today we’d like to say a special hello to all the Sew Daily fans who’ve stopped by to visit us! We hope you’ll browse through our blog and see more of the projects we’ve shared! For visiting we’d like to offer a giveaway! Sewing-Prize-Pack It’s filled with your favorite HeatnBond products PeelnStick and much more! Simply post a comment…let us know what projects you’re currently working on or even your favorite HeatnBond product!

We’ll give you through Saturday to post a comment and then announce our winner next Monday! So be sure to stop by and see if it’s you! Valentine-sale Just a reminder…our Valentine Red and Pink Sale ends tomorrow so now is the perfect time to stop up on all your favorite products! Click here to see which ones you love are on sale! Don’t miss out!

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For details on Audrey’s Pillow as shown today on Sew Daily…click here and page down to the project!

Sweet SprayNBond Candy Heart Potholders

AmyToday we’d like to officially welcome Designer Amy Friend to the Therm O Web Team!

Amy is a very talented Designer who will be bring to the our Therm O Web/HeatnBond team fantastic sewing and quilting projects that we know you’re going to love!

Here’s a little bit about Amy…

Hello! My name is Amy Friend and I am a designer, quilter, sewer and
printmaker. I have been blogging about my creations since 2009. I
enjoy a wide variety of crafts but fabric and printmaking have been long
standing interests of mine. Currently, I am particularly enjoying
designing paper pieced patterns, modern quilt making, and hand printing
my own fabric designs. I have an Etsy shop where I sell my patterns,
fabric and an occasional sewn item. In addition to the Thermoweb design
team, I am also a Sizzix design team member, BasicGrey Fabric Design
Team member, and part of the Art Gallery Fabrics Fat Quarter Gang.
I have my BA in Art/Art History from Bates College and completed my MA
course work in Art History at the University of Delaware. I worked as a
collections curator of fine arts collections prior to saying home with
my three children ages 3, 7 and 10.

Please help us welcome Amy to the team…

Hi everyone, I’m Amy Friend and this is my first tutorial here on the Therm O Web blog.
I love to sew and blog about my creations at http://www.duringquiettime.blogspot.com.
Today, I’d like to share a project for those of you who would like to decorate your kitchen for Valentine’s Day or who find yourselves baking lots of sugar cookie hearts this time of year!
To make these potholders, you will first need to download the pdf template to cut the candy heart shape.
Next, gather your supplies. You will need:
Supplies:
solid colored pastel fabrics
twill tape for hangers

Using your template, for each potholder, cut two from fabric, one from Insul-Bright, and one from Fleece Fusible.  Cut the twill tape hanger to 5″.

Adhere the HeatNBond Lite Fusible to the back of the fabric you have chosen for your letters.  You can cut them using a Sizzix die, as was done here, or enlarge a font in your word processing program to approximately 2″ and use it as your template.  Create your words, looking to Conversation Hearts for inspiration of course (and nibbling a few along the way).  Use your iron to adhere the words to the potholder front.  Then apply the Fleece Fusible to the wrong side of the potholder front.  Using your free motion quilting foot, stitch around the outside edges of each letter.

Use SprayNBond to create your “quilt sandwich” and keep your layers from shifting while you bind.  First, lay out your backing fabric.  Spray and place your Insul Brite on top.  Spray again and top with your potholder front.

Baste your hanger in place on the upper left side of potholder (on the back).  Cut enough bias cut binding to bind your heart.  It’s important to cut your binding on the bias in order to manage the curves.  Machine stitch the binding to the front of your potholders and hand stitch in the back.

Go on and start a batch of Valentine’s Day treats!

Have you heard about our Therm O Web Valentine Sale?! We’re winding down for the last few days…

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Your favorite Red and Pink products are on sale today through Valentine’s Day! Stock up on your favorite SpraynBond and HeatnBond products (that Amy used today!) along with Pink Glitter Dust and more!

Click here to see all the products and do a bit of shopping!

Love Comes in The Sweetest Packages

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For the love of a little sweet packaging today and the coming Valentine’s Day, bringing you a project today featuring some favorites (besides the goodies inside).  Nothing seems to go better together than some adhesive and paper, right?  Especially when using one of my favorites, Zots.  From attaching a button with a single zot or adding dimension with a 3D Zot, there is always a need.  This goodie box features a little of each.

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Just take a few of your favorite stamped, die cut or button layers, add a Zot or two and you have your perfect package!

Goodie Box by Andrea Budjack

Supplies:

Therm O Web Zots

We have a new Designer joining the team this month…talented Designer Amy Friend. Amy has this beautiful pillow on the Sizzix blog…do stop by and see it!