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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Need some iCraft Adhesives for your next project? Shop right from the convenience of your computer through our online website! Pick up all your favorite iCraft products along with our Zots, HeatnBond and more!

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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!

Winter Wedding Flowers – Part Two

Back again with another tutorial for creating beautiful (and inexpensive) handmade flowers like these that were created for a wedding cake display in the Therm O Web booth at CHA.

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This flower starts with pages from an old book. I found this one at a used bookstore for $1. It is full of lots of text in different fonts and was printed in 1970. It seemed like the perfect thing to use for paper crafts. I didn’t notice what the book was about until I started cutting up the pages to use in projects… there are some pretty wacky articles in here! Have you heard the saying “Don’t pick the flowers”? Well if you are CHA, I should warn you not to read the flowers!

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Choose a few pages that are full of text and die cut the flower petals. I created two sizes of flowers… I used the two larger dies for one and the two smaller dies for the other. For each flower, cut 4 petals from each die, for a total of 8 per flower. You will also need something to use as the center. These stems were purchased in the floral section of a craft store.

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You also need some tulle or netting.

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At first I tried to die cut the tulle, but that didn’t work too well. It is easier to simply use the die as a template and cut using scissors. Cut one circle that is roughly the same size as each die cut petal… no need to be exact here. Fold the tulle and cut several at once.

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Now we are ready to start assembling the flowers.

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First, crumple each book print petal.

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The basis of each flower is a 2″ iCraft dot. It’s helpful to peel the protective liner off the front and have it ready so you can adhere each petal as it is completed.

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Beginning with the largest size die cuts, layer a piece of tulle over the petal.

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Fold in half and then in half again to create a quarter circle.

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and place on the iCraft dot.

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Continue adding the other three large petals until the circle is covered.

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Add a 1 1/2″ iCraft dot on top of the first layer of petals.

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Repeat the process with the smaller sized petals, adhering them at a 45° angle to the first layer.

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Once you are finished with the second layer, use a piercing tool or needle to poke a hole through the center

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and insert a flower stem (or another option, such as a brad, button tied to piece of twine, wired bead… lots of ways to create different looks with this).

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There you have it… a simple, inexpensive handmade flower… and a great way to add new life to old books.

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Here are some of the flowers I created for the wedding cake topper.

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I really like the way they look mixed in with the glittery snowflakes and other flowers.

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Use the same technique – minus the tulle – to create variations. Here is one made from a shimmery vellum.

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and another made from a vellum printed with snowflakes.

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If you would like to learn how to create the roses from this project using inexpensive coffee filters, be sure to check out part I of this post: Winter Wedding Flowers – Part One.

Therm O Web Supplies:

1 1/2″ and 2″ iCraft adhesive dots

Nested Peony die – Spellbinders

book pages

flower stems

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!

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!

Quick Card with the new ICraft tapes and circles

Here is a quick card I made for a friend that is not feeling very well.  It was super easy to make using some scraps of paper and ribbons.  I embossed the flower at the top and then used the ICraft tape to secure my crochet lace and an ICraft Circle to secure my leaf and ribbon flower.  I added some letter stickers and my card is done.

I hope you have a great rest of the week.

Jenifer