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Something Special Card + Envelope Tutorial

Something Special Card + Envelope Tutorial
We hope Jennifer Casa’s Something Special Card + Envelope Tutorial inspires you to create something beautiful for someone you love. Learn more about Jennifer in her introduction, and make a visit to JCasa*handmade part of your daily routine. After you make the basic card + envelope as a foundation piece you can then embellish, embroider, quilt, print… Do something to make it unique! Mix things up, and personalize your card to make it the perfect something for your special someone. Create your personalized fabric card or Valentine with Jennifer’s tutorial by February 12th, share it in the forum and you might win one of these fantastic prizes. This is just the start of a full month of February “True Love” at Sew,Mama,Sew! From Jennifer: Our lives are overrun by email, texting, and virtual hellos-– With this simple fabric card + envelope project, I encourage you to take a step back from the everyday and make something memorable, something as one-of-a-kind as your special someone. 2. 6. 9.

Weblog Altered matchboxes are easy and fun to make! To view a step-by-step tutorial with photos for making these paper boxes, check out the Matchbox Valentines How Tuesday post on the Etsy Storque blog. These little boxes are approximately the size of standard, store-bought, 32-count matchboxes (1.5″ x 2″ x .5″). They make lovely mini gift boxes, and are also fun to swap! Here you can download the PDF template I created and use for creating these matchboxes from scratch using heavy card stock. (Make sure to download the full-size document using the link below. Download Rachel’s matchbox template. Instructions: Print out template on card stock at 100%. Optional: Want to include a little card or mini zine in your matchbox? Want even more matchbox fun?! Here is a newer Envelope-style matchbox template: The inner drawer of this matchbox is exactly the same as my original Matchbox Template above, but the outer wrap differs significantly. Download the Envelope-style Matchbox Template PDF here. Also…

Tooth Fairy Bags We thought we'd try to make the whole Tooth Fairy ritual a little more fun by making a colorful bag complete with a special tooth-shaped pocket for the baby tooth. The Tooth Fairy can take away the tooth and leave the loot in the bag. This is a really quick project. So quick that you might want to whip up a few in different colors for the different kids (and teeth!) in your life. Materials To make 1 3-inch x 3-inch bag: 1 piece Wool Felt in a bright color of your choice1 piece Wool Felt in EcruEmbroidery Thread in IvoryEmbroidery Thread to match your bright colored feltAt least 28-inches of a white cotton yarn (I used Blue Sky Alpaca Organic Cotton in Bone)One Free Tooth Template, available here, downloaded, printed, and cut out. Cutting Trace the tooth template on the ecru felt and cut it out. Cut the bright felt into a 3-inch x 8-inch rectangle. Cut the yarn into two 14-inch pieces. The Top Hems Fold and pin each short side in 1/2 an inch towards the wrong side. The Tooth Sewing up the Sides

Tie dyeing You will need: Ironed cotton fabric or t-shirt etc. Dye of your choice (hot water, cold water etc.) Water Large saucepan Bucket Wooden spoon/ chopstick (will stain with dye so not to be used with food) Marbles String/elastic bands Pegs Rubber gloves I used ‘ Dylons hot water dye No.16 Arabian Night’ when I tie-dyed, but you can also use cold water dyes for similar results (this may be a safer choice if tie-dyeing with younger children) but remember when you buy the cold water dye to also get the fixative needed. Always follow the manufacturers’ instructions. What to do 1. Circles – Tie small round objects such as marbles or stones into the fabric, hold in place with string or elastic bands. Concentric pattern – Pinch the centre of the fabric and let it fall into drapes. Bold stripes – Knot the fabric at intervals 2. 3. 4. Back to the Fabric and Sewing menu...

Silk Lotus Flower The silk lotus flower is easy to construct, but looks very luxurious. You can make it in any size, but pick fabrics that tend to be stiff, like silk taffeta or dupione. You can singe the edges of the petals with a flame, or just leave the cut edges raw. After you master the basic technique, you can experiment with different petal shapes. Become a Threads Insider today to get access to this and other exclusive Insider-only blog posts. Become an Insider and enjoy unlimited access to: All-time favorite articles from Threads Special Insider discounts and offers Digital access to our most recent issues And so much more!

Paper Flowers – Anyone Can Do That | FindInspirations.com Japanese Kusudama, this tutorial is featured on Craftuts Anyone can do that, I assure you. The proof: I can, just take a quick look at my result below. And, believe me, I am neither meticulous nor particularly patient. You could even say I’m the opposite. Below you can see my very first attempt to create paper flowers. What you will need to make your own Kusudama paper ball? 1. 3. 4. (optionally) I prefer torn paper instead of cut. You have to start with a single petal. Now you have to glue your 5 petals into a flower. Apply the glue to only one side of each petal, except for the last one, in this case cover both sides with glue. Your first flower is done. Don’t glue every petal right after you make it. When all 12 flowers are finished you have to glue them together. When two halves of Kusudama Flower Ball are ready you have to glue them together.

Kool-Aid Dyed Playsilks – Tried and True A couple months ago I came upon a tutorial on The Artful Parent for Kool-Aid Dyed Playsilks. I hadn’t really heard about playsilks before that but upon further investigation found out that they’re awesome. They can be pretty much anything your child wants them to be: capes, dresses, blankets, scenery, tents and the list goes on and on. So, seven of us got together with our seven toddlers (all under 2 years) and dyed 42 playsilks in total. After we did the first batch of Kool-Aid packets, some of the mothers decided to get a bit creative with color combination and as a result we ended up with 14 different color at the end of the day. Edit: Here are a few answers to some of the more popular questions posted in the comments. Where did you get your scarves/What size were they? Will these bleed? Will this process work on other materials (cotton, wool, hair, etc)? I can’t read the color combinations!

wednes-diy | Free People Clothing Boutique Blog some DIY inspiration from wanderlust- a jar lantern chandelier! so beautiful. i did some hunting online and found some similar ideas that are so lovely… i really love the idea of putting some sand in the bottom and dropping in a tea candle. i think that would be the perfect outdoor lighting at my family’s beach house. Be sure to check out our new DIY Projects category for more DIY Inspiration! Trending on FP.com: Floral dresses, high waisted bikinis, bralettes, off the shoulder tops, party dresses, gladiator sandals, lace dresses Tags: craft, décor, design, handmade, wednes-diy Office Supplies Blog » packaging templates from japan I’m not sure how I discovered this awesome collection of packaging templates but I’m glad I did! Some professor or student at a japanese univeresity was nice enough to share all their packaging templates with the world! These are a few of my favorites and you can see all of them on their website. Every situation is covered! You sell Bon Bons? They have a box for that! P.S. stumbleupon

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