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.
Alice-Golden-DIY-Washi-iCraft-05 Now comes the fun part – decorate your washi however you like. I added ink and stamped over the top. It is great to be able to create washi to match your project. Alice-Golden-DIY-Washi-iCraft-06This technique is very forgiving as any stamping imperfections disappear once you start cutting this into strips of tape.
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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.
Alice-Golden-DIY-Washi-iCraft-15Don’t throw away any leftover pieces of iCraft… here I used a scrap of iCraft and coordinating die to cut out petals.
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!

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Glitter Up Your Birthday with iCraft Adhesive

Happy birthday by Daniela Dobson Therm O Web iCraft Adhesive Sticky Strip runner

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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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!

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…..

Pinterest!

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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Sweet Valentine Treats for Teachers

Since I’ve been wearing the Room Mom hat for over 5 years, we are always looking for new ways to show our appreciation!  This year, we are recycling some of the girls’ art boxes, and putting the card inside the box, and the gift cards right on top!

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Here’s the supplies we used:

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Therm O Web supplies:

Glitter Corners – Silver
Sticky Lines
Foam Squares
Glitter Dust – Pink
Mini Sticky Tape Runner
ICraft Adhesive sheets
ICraft Adhesive Tape – 1/4 inch
Zots – 3D

Other Supplies:

Heart Diecut – Sizzix
Distress Star Dust Dry Fine Glitter – Ranger
Patterned paper – Crate Paper
Doily – Joanns
Lace, Pearl Trim – Scrapbook Island
Flower – Prima

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To decorate the outside and top of the box, cut patterned paper to size of box.  Adhere with Sticky Lines around perimeter of the box.  Create paper bow, adhere with Mini Sticky Tape Runner and foam squares.  To create the glittered heart:  Adhere ICraft Adhesive sheet to cardboard.  Run through die cut machine [this is a Sizzix 4 heart die cut].  Peel off adhesive layer, sprinkle loose glitter and tap off.  Adhere heart to paper bow with 3D Zots.  Adhere bling with 1/2 3D zot.

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For the top of the box, spray doily with a light coat of Glitter Dust in pink.  I then layered and adhered the following with the Mini Sticky Strip runner: Doily to paper, heart to doily, and gift card holder to inside of heart.

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To create gift card holder, start with a 6 in by 6 in piece of paper.

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Fold in half on the diagonal.

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Score at the 2 7/8 inch mark, from both sides.

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Open up the paper, and fold new score marks over to meet in the middle.

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Fold in half, from the outside, so you create the pocket for the gift card.

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Slide gift card into the Glitter Corners, adhere to patterned paper.  And voila!

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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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Grateful For You Holiday Gift Wrap

For the past week or so we’ve been highlighting our friends at Die Cuts With a View or as we like to say.. DCWV!

Today we take a different spin on their beautiful product and share some sweet gifts…perfectly times for the upcoming holiday or anytime you need something special for someone special!

Designer Andrea Budjack created these pretties…

project1 There seems to a reason each day to give someone special a little reminder that they are loved by YOU.

Today’s project does just that in just a few simple steps.

With your DCWV papers and Therm O Web adhesives, take a moment to wrap a treat in fun, colorful packaging.

Supplies:

Therm O Web SuperTape 1/4 inch
Therm O Web White Foam Squares

DCWV Papers
Twine
Pins
Cricut Expression Close To My Heart Cartridge

project2Instructions:

-Begin by cutting popper boxes from paper (used Cricut Expression, Close To My Heart cartridge).

-Assemble using Therm O Web Supertape along ends.

-Add ribbon, and stamped box wrap (using Supertape to adhere ends again).

-Add label embellishments to front of box using Therm O Web Foam Squares (white).

-Complete the front by die cutting heart, adding foam to the back side of heart and adhering it to the front of the box.

-Add twine and beaded stick pin.

Thanks for taking a peek… Andrea

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Be sure to visit our online store for all your Therm O Web favorite adhesive and a full selection of our HeatnBond products!

Holiday Photos CD Holder from Therm O Web

With the holidays over, it’s time to gather up photos and share with family and friends, especially if you tend to be the designated photographer in the group.

Add a personal touch to your presentation by creating this festive CD Folder to hold those photos and include a special message or provide a place for them to journal their own memories themselves of the holiday.

Therm O Web can help put this project together in a snap and help you kick off the new year sharing your fabulous photos with those you love.

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Holiday Photos CD Folder by Patti Milazzo

Therm O Web Supplies:

Therm O Web Mini Runner – Sticky Tape
Therm O Web Supertape 1/8”
Therm O Web Zots – Bling
Therm O Web Zots – Medium
Therm O Web Zots – 3D
Therm O Web Glitter Dust – Silver
Therm O Web iCraft Adhesive Sheet
Therm O Web iCraft Adhesive Tape ½”
Therm O Web 3D Adhesive Foam – Squares

Other Supplies:

DCWV – The Evergreen Stack
Sizzix Dies (Big Shot) – Snowflakes and Styled Labels
Doodlebug Design Sugar Coated Metallic Aluminum Glitter
coordinating cardstock; hemp; alpha stickers

Instructions:

  1. Create CD holder from cardstock.  The example shown here is 11.5” x 9.5” with score marks at 5 ¾” (middle of the length) and at 4” from the bottom of the height of the folder.  2 half circles were then punched out from the top of the folded up ends.

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  1. Apply strips of Therm O Web 1/8” Supertape along the sides to be sealed on the folder, remove the protective strip and press the folded areas firmly.
  2. Embellish inside of folder simply with pattern paper strips and a scalloped decorative border.  Apply Therm O Web Silver Glitter Dust to black cardstock label for extra sparkle, let dry thoroughly.  Then use Therm O Web Mini Runner to adhere pieces.  Add words with alpha stickers to complete.

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  1. Create a simple note or journaling card to insert into the left pocket.  Cover the photo CD with pattern paper by applying a sheet of iCraft Adhesive to the back of pattern paper.  Cut a 4.5” circle and press firmly onto the top side of the CD, then insert into the right pocket.

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  1. For the front of the holder, pattern paper to cover background, a die cut a label from black cardstock and 4 snowflakes from pattern paper and vellum.  Spray all with Silver Glitter Dust and let dry.  Also cut pattern paper strips to create a border below the label.

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  1. Layer pieces to create the cover of the folder, adhering these with the Therm O Web Mini Runner.

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  1. To attach the label, apply several Therm O Web 3D Adhesive Foam Squares to the back and position just above the border strips.

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  1. Layer the snowflakes with Therm O Web 3D Zots and adhere them to the top and bottom opposing corners of the label with 3D Adhesive Foam Squares.  Add a little sparkle by applying pieces iCraft Adhesive Sheet to white cardstock, then punch small circles to be adhered in the center of the snowflakes.  Use Therm O Web Bling Zots to attach the small gems, as shown.

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  1. Finish the front cover with alpha stickers for the title/subtitle and use hemp as a closure for the folder.

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I hope your inspired to wrap up your holiday season with this project…Enjoy!

Patti Milazzo

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Thank you to everyone who stopped by and shared a comment with us letting us know your favorite Local Quilt Shop! Our HeatnBond prize pack winner is:

Jean McHugh

“My favorite local quilt shop is called PUCKY HUDDLE CANDOR, NEW YORK even the outside of the building is cool, it is this awesome purple color!”

 

Jean…thank you for sharing…we’d love to see photos of the store! Please email me at Julia at JSandvoss@Thermoweb.com with your mailing information. Thanks so much for being a Therm O Web/HeatnBond fan!

Visit Your Local Quilt Shop with Therm O Web

2013-Quilt-Shop-Day-250x250Today we’re excited to bring you a project from Designer Debbie Sherman and celebrate Visit Your Local Quilt Shop day too!

Up first..it’s always fun to team up with other manufacturers!

Teaming it up with Die Cuts With a View or DCWV has to be a one of the best collaborations for  some inspiring projects.  Today we are revisiting the holidays.

If you haven’t scrapped your favorite holiday photos yet, now is a great time to do it. Sometimes we just get too busy during the holidays. Here is a fun layout using two great products, Therm O Web Adhesives and DCWV holiday patterned papers.

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The poinsettia was made with a Sizzix Die using DCWV glittered papers.

IMG_6365Supplies used to create this layout:

Therm O Web Medium Zots
Sticky Mini Taper Runner 
3D Foam Squares White 1/2″


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We’d like to encourage our fans to help support their local Quilt Shops and today is the perfect day to do so given it’s “Visit Your Local Quilt Shop” day!

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!

Winter Wishes from Therm O Web

It’s that time of the year! The time the kids seem to love the most! Aside from going back to school…

It’s wintertime? That is true..behind the scenes though we’re all preparing for the 2013 Winter Craft and Hobby Association Show..or as we say…CHA.

We’re busy prepping products for make n takes, coordinating Therm O Web products for use at our fellow manufacturers booth and wrapping up what seems like endless details that all ensure the show is a success.

This week our talented team of designers are sharing a sneak of the theme we have planned for this year…see if you can figure it out. In the meantime..Designer Daniela Dobson has this beautiful card to share with you..our Therm O Web 3D White Foam Squares give it just the right lift and are a must have and try!!

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Winter Wishes Card by Daniela Dobson

Therm O Web Supplies:

Therm O Web Zots Medium
Therm O Web Sticky Strip Runner
Therm O Web 3D Foam Squares
Therm O Web iCraft Adhesive Sheets

Other Supplies:

My Mind’s Eye patterned paper and brad
Cardstock
Impression Obsession stamps and dies
Clearsnap ink and mist
Glitter
Twine
3/4″ punch

Directions:

1. Punch circles from Therm O Web iCraft Adhesive Sheets and adhere them randomly on patterned paper cut to fit your card base. Peel off top layer and add glitter. Adhere the paper to the card matted with pink cardstock.

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2. Stamp window frame and cut out. Adhere to the right upper corner using Therm O Web Sticky Strip Runner  and Therm O Web 3D Foam Squares.

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3. Die cut two snowflakes and spray the larger one with gold mist. Layer them and adhere to the card using Therm O Web 3D Foam Squares. Add a brad to the center using Therm O Web Zots Medium.

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4. Tie twine around the top window. Stamp sentiment on cardstock and adhere to the card using Therm O Web Sticky Strip Runner.

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Holiday Gift Ideas from Therm O Web

The week before Christmas always seems to go by much too quickly and I usually find myself in need of a few quick and easy, last-minute gifts.

Family members enjoy getting updated or seasonal photos of the kids and everyone I know likes candy. Using holiday-themed products and my favorite Therm O Web adhesives helped these gifts come together in no time at all.

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There are lots of places to find inexpensive photo frames. This one came from IKEA and was available in several colors. Dress it up by attaching die cuts, punches, or stickers using a Mini Tape Runner or 3D Foam Squares or Strips.

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Small or Medium Zots are perfect for attaching bows and rhinestones.

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To dress up the glass jar, apply SuperTape to the back of ribbon and then wrap it around the top. Use iCraft dots to attach a decorative element to the lid.

Supplies

Therm O Web:

Mini Tape Runner
3D Foam Squares
Small Zots
1/4″ Super Tape
iCraft dots

Other:

Nyttja Frame – IKEA
Glass storage jar – The Container Store
Christmas die cuts, sticker, papers, and embellishments – Me & My BIG Ideas
Red, Red & White Gingham ribbon


This time of year, I like to have gift cards and my favorite baking supplies on hand!

Makes for a great combination when I’m in need of a last minute gift!

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Therm O Web Supplies:

Glitter Dust – Iridescent
Zots – Medium
Sticky Dot Runner

Other supplies:

Tag – American Tag Company
Doily – Michaels
Bakers Twine – Ruby Rock-It
Patterned Paper – Ruby Rock-It
Paint Dauber – Jenni Bowlin Studios
Alpha Stickers – My Little Shoebox
Bling – Michaels

After baking up a batch of some favorite treats, we grabbed some scraps of paper, doilies, and paint…And for the center of the tags, I made some origami trees, and here’s how:

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Cut a triangle, measuring 3 in on all sides.

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Fold each tip of the large triangle, into the center of the edge across from it.  Repeat all 3 sides.

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Next, with each smaller triangle, fold in half so that it aligns against the center triangle.  Repeat all 3 sides.

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Lastly, fold the triangles onto the center, overlapping one another.  Tuck final triangle inside the one next to it.

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These are perfect in any size, for any project!  Happy Crafting!

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Wishing you the happiest of holidays!