Hey Crafty Friends! In just about every show I host you will hear me say, “Grab a pen and paper” to jot down the products and item numbers as we give them out. I decided to make it easier for you, as well as turn …
Coloring for adults is easy, relaxing and often times, therapeutic. This timeless activity isn’t just for kids anymore! Let your artistic spirit soar with these inspirational handmade adult coloring cards from Tattered Angels! Coloring for Adults – Getting Started All you need to get started …
Launching this week…the Tonic Bottle Wraps! How amazing are these dies? Use these Tonic 3D Bottle Wraps to create beautiful designs to fit around your bottle – big or small. The base die for the Bottle Wrap can also be used as a gift tag die. The beautiful designs add something unique and different. The Verso dies are separated by outer and inner dies so that you can change the inner details of your designs.
Need some inspiration? Check out the amazing projects you can create with these Tonic Bottle Wraps below.
Illuminated Bottle Wrap
First you’ll need to wash out an empty bottle. Then, using the Tonic Bottle Wrap and Insert Die Set, cut your dies to fit around the outside of the bottle. You can also die cut a decorative element to fit over the neck of the bottle to diffuse the light. Lastly, insert a bottle light through the top. That’s it! Now you have a beautiful decorative piece for your home, or a handmade gift for a family or friend.
Add A Sentiment
You can also add sentiments to your Tonic wrap projects! Why not add a piece of ribbon over the neck of a bottle with a gift tag for an extra touch?
Box it Up
You can use these wrap dies for much more than just bottle projects. Create boxes for cookies and chocolates and gift to a friend for Christmas.
Basket For Your Biscuits
Not into a box for your chocolate? How about a basket for your biscuits? Trim the bottle dies down before you add the base die. Then, take a strip of card and die cut it to your liking. Fold the die cut and glue to either side for a handle. Fill the basket with your favorite goodies and deliver to someone special.
Our lovely guest Carley Duff has some great card making tips, don’t you think? Luckily, she’s taken the time to outline two different card making techniques to help you with your next project. Here, Carley Duff shows how to create the single and double twisted …
We all have them. Those cheap plastic pumpkins from Halloween’s past. Why not recycle those plastic pumpkins into something that looks like it came straight from a high-end fall boutique? My friend Shannon showed me this amazing technique by simply using yarn, old plastic pumpkins, and …
Set your own beautiful scene with the Couture Country Life die collection! This versatile card design is a simple combination of multiple die cuts, layered and stacked with foam tape. What I love best? The tree can be used as a stark winter tree without leaves, an autumn tree with leaves cut from brown and red cardstock, or a spring/summer tree as you see here. Another tip? Use a leaf cluster as a shrub to “plant” your focal tree and create a realistic effect.
When creating the You Are Amazing Couture Tree Card, I like to cut and assemble all the elements before gluing them down. Take a quick photos o you can remember the placement.
- Couture Set the Scene Collection Country Life
- Black Ink
- Cardstock: Kraft, White, Light Green, Dark Green
- Foam Tape
- Precision Glue
1.) Cut, score and fold white cardstock to create a 5 x 6-1/2 inch card blank.
2.) Cut a piece of white cardstock to 5-3/4 x 4-1/4 inch, then mat on blue and green card. Glue to the card front.
3.) Die-cut the tree, the fence and two butterflies from kraft cardstock. Glue the tree to the right side of the card front. Use black ink to stamp the sentient to the left.
4.) Die-cut leaf clusters from light green and dark green cardstock and adhere with foam tape, overlapping. Cut a large leaf cluster from dark green and glue to the base of the tree.
5.) Snip the left side of the fence die-cut to shorten it, then glue to the card front.
6.) Glue the two butterflies.
Hi all! It’s Wendy of the Crafty Beggars and I’m here to show some of the lovely things I’ve been working on with items from Create and Craft. I used the following products from Create and Craft to create the following projects. It was so …
Love Christmas crafting? So do we. The Tonic Christmas Rococo is the best way to get your crafts holiday ready in no time. Featuring stunning dies with intricate shapes, the Tonic Christmas Rococo collection is unlike anything else in your collection! Wondering how to use …
Just purchased your Janome sewing machine? Put it to good use with this classic color-block tote! An easy sewing project that even the beginner can achieve. Continue to the instructions below to learn more
- Janome Sewing Machine
- 1 yard of main fabric (suggested: medium-weight canvas, target, etc.)
- 1/2 yard of contrast fabric (suggested: medium-weight canvas, target, etc.)
- 1 yard of Pellon 808 Craft Fuse
- 1 yard of lining (suggested: quilting cotton or similar)
- Double-sided basting tape
- Quick turn tube turners
- Matching or contrasting thread (topstitching thread may be used if desired)
- Cut pieces as Follows (1/2″ Seam Allowance Included): Recommended cutting from the measurements below:
- Pockets, 5 1/2” x 8” (2 main, 2 interfacing)
- Short straps (for holding in hand, not wearing over the shoulder) 3 1/2” x 34” (2 contrast)
- Long straps (for wearing over the shoulder) 3 1/2” x 50” (2 contrast)
- Bottom, 20” x 10” (1 contrast)
- Bag, 31” x 20” (1 main, 1 interfacing)
- Interior facing, 4 1/2” x 20” (2 main, 2 interfacing)
- Interior lining, 27” x 20” (1 lining)
1.) Fuse the interfacing pieces to the corresponding main pieces as instructed by the manufacturer.
2.) Fold one short edge of each pocket piece down a 1/4” toward the wrong side and press. Fold down another 1/4” toward the wrong side and press again. Sew the hem in place and set aside.
3.) Fold both long edges of the bottom contrast piece down a 1/4” toward the wrong side and press. Fold down another 1/4” toward the wrong side and press again. DO NOT SEW hem at this time. Please set it aside.
4.) Fold each strap in half lengthwise and sew two edges with a 1/4” seam allowance. (Leave one of the short edges open for turning.) Clip the corners, turn out, press and set aside. Quick Turn tube turners are helpful for turning heavier-weight fabrics right side out.
5.) Using double-sided basting tape (or pin and stitch with a wide stitch, if desired) and referring to the PDF pattern for placement, stick the pockets in place on the main section for the bag.
6.) Align the two narrow edges of each strap with the bottom of each pocket and attach with basting tape. Be sure to overlap the edges of the pockets so that they will be secured when the handles are sewn to the bag.
7.) Starting where one of the handles meets with the top of the bag (and 1” away from the top edge to allow for seaming the facing to the main portion of the bag), sew the strap to the bag. Finish with a barn-door configuration to reinforce the stitching. Continue securing the other side of the first strap and both sides of the second strap.
8.) Apply contrast bottom to the bag using basting tape (or pin and stitch using a wide stitch). Sew in place at the top edges, making sure to overlap the bottom of the pocket and strap ends. Stitch baste to the bag main along the side seams.
9.) Fold the bag in half with right sides together and sew the side seams with a 1/2” seam allowance. Press the seams open.
10.) Pinch off a triangle on each bottom corner of the bag to give it a three-dimensional, boxy shape. Sew the triangle in place on each side. Trim away the excess fabric and turn the bag right side out and set aside.
11.) With right sides together, sew each bag facing to the short edges of the bag lining. Press facing up away from the lining and seams open.
12.) Fold the bag lining/facing combo in half, right sides together, so that the short edges come together. Sew the side seams and press them open.
13.) Pinch off the triangles at the bottom corners of the lining as you did for the main bag. Sew and trim.
14.) Place the main bag, right side out, inside of the lining and right side in so that the two right sides are facing each other. Match up the side seams and top edges. Pin together and sew, leaving a 3” opening for turning. Backstitch at the beginning and end of stitching so that the stitches don’t rip during the turning.
15.) Carefully turn the bag right side out and press.
16.) Top stitch along the top edge, making sure to close the turning hole.
17.) Give the bag one final press and voila! You’re done!
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