Saturday, March 20, 2010

Big Shot No Sew Fabric Applique Tote

I love looking at beautiful fabrics, but I don't sew... I don't even own a sewing machine. When I heard that the big shot could cut fabric and that a super product called Wonder Under would allow me to make fabric appliques, I vowed that I would make a tutorial to help other non-sewers like myself enjoy fabric projects.

Below is a picture of one side of the completed fabric applique tote. These totes are really easy to complete and they can make a great personalized gift, especially if you have an alphabet die. On the reverse side of the tote, I spelled out the recipients name. I hope you enjoy this tutorial.

Stampin' Up! Supplies: Big Shot, Blossom Party Die, Beautiful Butterflies Die, Alphabet Simple Letters Die, Tulipe Die
Supplies: Wonder Under, Fabric, 100% Cotton Tote Bag, Iron, Ironing Board, Wide Grosgrain Ribbon

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

How to Transfer Templates

Learn how to transfer a template to card stock or designer paper without leaving printer lines.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Easter Ducks on Parade

Quack! Quack! Quack! Easter ducks coming through. I have to admit that I'm a big duck lover. At this time of year, migratory ducks stop by our neighborhood lake and my neighbor and I have fun calling each other with our daily finds. My duck and duckling templates were designed as a birthday present for her. Below you can see a picture of her birthday ducks before I filled them and wrapped the whole tray in cellophane. The picture above is the same template used with an Easter theme. I sure had fun making these. If you would like a copy of the template, check out this thread at SCS.

Supplies (all Stampin' Up!):
Easter Ducks: So Saffron and Shades of Spring Designer Series Paper, So Saffron Brads, 5/16" White Brads, 1/4" Very Vanilla Grosgrain, 1/2" Striped Pretty in Pink Grosgrain, Cello Bags
Ducky Birthday: Sweet Pea and So Saffron Designer Series Paper, 5/16" White and Chocolate Brads, Pretty in Pink Brads