Thursday, August 18, 2011

Happy Birthday Layout

Pin It I'm catching up on the scrapbook folks!  Thank you SOOOOO much for all of your advice.  It's helping and now I'm only 6 months behind (much better than a year).  :)  So I had to stop my quick layouts and scraplifting to make a special layout for some pictures of my daughter's birthday party.  I bust out the Simply Charmed cartridge which I just adore.  I also used ALL SCRAPS for this layout!  I had a bunch of scraps left over from my daughter's birthday card, and I wanted to use the same papers to make the layouts for her party pictures.  I still need to do one more matching layout, but for now, here's what I've got. 

Yeah, there is a LOT of color going on.  Here are some closeups.

The title, party hats, and balloons were all cut out using the cricut and the Simply Charmed cartridge.  To make the background, I used 2" long strips of different papers and glued them all to a white background sheet (the ones that come in the page protectors that I never seem to use.)  It was an idea I got from a scrapbooking book I borrowed from the library.  I thought it was a great way to kind of make your own background paper and use up some of my scraps.  I also used a glitter pen on some of the die cuts, which I picked up last time I was at Archivers.  It adds a nice subtle glitter and perked up some of the plain cardstock.  Hope you enjoy!

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Monday, August 8, 2011

Easy Apple Tree Applique

Pin It I absolutely love making cute tee shirts for my daughter- tie dye, fabric paint, appliqué, you name it! For my Someday Crafts tutorial, I decided to do an early fall project- an apple tree appliqué!

For this project you’ll need:
-An iron and ironing board
-A t-shirt
-Brown and green fabric, prewashed and ironed
-Apple tree template (download here)
-Red buttons
-Embroidery thread and needle

Let’s begin!
1. Print the template and cut out the shapes. Cut two pieces of HeatnBond approximately the size of the templates.

2. Iron the pieces of HeatnBond onto the fabric using the silk setting for just a few seconds.

3. Cut out the pieces of fabric and trace the templates onto the HeatnBond. Then cut out the pieces of fabric.

4. At this point I like to lay things out on the shirt just to see how cute it’s going to look!

5. Peel the paper off the back of the pieces of fabric. Lay them on to the t-shirt.

6. Iron the fabric onto the t-shirt.

7. Using your embroidery thread, sew a running stitch around the edges of the appliqué and sew on the buttons.

Ta-da!  You’ve got a cute apple tree appliqué shirt just perfect for fall and apple picking!  Happy Crafting!

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