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Thursday, August 21, 2014

Flower Power Tube Tutorial by Cathy A


Greetings from Cathy Andronicou!  Today I want to share with you a tutorial using a SRM Mini Tube and some SRM Punched Pieces.  I love how you can make carnation flower shapes out of punched circles, so I thought I would share for any one that hasn't tried it before and the best bit, is you don't have to spend ages cutting circles because they are already done!

1.  Start with 7 Small Hot Pink Punched Pieces.

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2.  Ink edges with Memento Lilac Posies and punch a hole in the centre of each circle.

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3.  Place in a tray and liberally spritz with water.

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4.  Carefully scrunch scalloped circles.

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5.  Open back out, they will be delicate while wet so do this slowly.

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6.  Place all 7 circles on top of each other and place a brad through the centre.

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7.  Fluff up the individual circles around the brad.

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8.  Spray with Shimmer Spritz spray sparkle and leave to dry, when dry the flower will be really robust.

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9.  Die cut some leaves and create a bow from ribbon add some loops of twine and adhere to top of tube.

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10.  Wrap twine around the side of the cap and apply Congrats and pennant border stickers to main body of the tube 

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11.  Then fill with goodness.


SRM materials used: 

Other materials used: Cream Satin Ribbon, Green Cardstock, Penny Black Leaves die, Imagine Craft/Tsukineko Memento Lilac posies ink and Shimmer Spritz spray Sparkle.

Hope you have enjoyed this tutorial and that you will be making bouquets of paper flower Tubes soon!  These little tubes make the best gift container or party favor.  Pop some candy inside for a favor or some money inside for a gift!

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Birthday Party Diecut Bag by Michele


 Michele Kovack here with a fun summer birthday party bag! The cute sand pail is perfect for a late August celebration.  It was cut using my Silhouette.  I added sand to the bucket and shovel using glossy accents. I added a cute red lobster to the pail and added glossy accents to his body. 

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I added ribbon and two...yes two...SRM sentiment stickers!  The round happy birthday sticker is from the Take 2 Stickers by the Dozen.  It was adhered to a white scalloped punched piece (Told you I would be using them again soon!)  ;)   I also added a wooden clothespin that I had painted yellow.  I gave it a few polka dots and glued a red rhinestone to it.  The mini "celebrate" is from SRM's Birthday Birdie Stickers by the Dozen.  Love using mini stickers on my projects!

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And look at how many stickers you get on one sheet of Take 2 stickers!  You can make 11 more of these fun birthday party bags from just one sheet.  And there are 10 colors of punched pieces from which to choose.  

 
Enjoy these last few weeks of summer my friends!  Hope you can use some of my crafty techniques on a project that you do soon! 


Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Gift of Love by Annette


Welcome SRM Stickers friends.  Annette Allen here with you today to share a fun way to give a sweet gift to the one you love. 

I have taken the SRM Stickers Muslin Small Bag and stitched a fun bow from Amy Tangerine stencils using The Twinery's Solid Maraschino Twine.  Then I used a heart stencil to make fun hearts as a background.  So fun to stencil the SRM Muslin Bags!  To top it off I added SRM Stickers Sticker Sentiments. Love how those clear stickers can be put on any type of surface and melt right in!

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It is always fun to add a little tag, so I used SRM Stickers Small Scalloped Punched Pieces, black.  The stitched heart is from Amy Tangerine stencils using The Twinery's Pink Sorbet twine.

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And now to make it just a little more special I made this fun little book to go inside.

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I used my Zutter Bind it All to make the little book and added SRM Stickers: Stickers By the Dozen Valentines and Express Yourself #42041 Everyday Girl on the cover to make a sweet title.

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Thanks for dropping by and thanks for letting me share.  
Happy Crafting!

Monday, August 18, 2014

Fancy Thank You Cards by Christine


Do you like to make cute cards, fancy cards, simple cards?  SRM Stickers has got you covered in all of those areas!  Christine Meyer joining you today and we're going to focus on fancy cards using some of the Fancy Sentiments Stickers!  There are six different topics available for your choosing - my cards today will be using the Thank You Fancy Sentiments Stickers.

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Metallic colors just scream fancy and are so trendy right now!  I haven't played a ton with metallics lately so  I decided to focus on gold and silver elements in my fancy cards.  

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  silver SRM doily made the perfect base for my circle sentiment and using it adds enough texture that I don't have to add a bunch more!  I added the sentiment sticker to a patterned paper intentionally so that those gold dots would pop out a little. I love having that option with clear stickers!

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For my second card I used a patterned paper with gold metallic dots already on it.  I then added my Fancy Thank You stickers over the top of those and added sequins in between.  I focused my stickers on the middle row of polka dots.

These stickers fit perfectly on the gold dots with the black dotted outline circling the outside.  Despite the paper being a black color they still showed up and add a little something extra!  

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And did you know that SRM also has GOLD Doilies?  They are fabulous!  See all SRM Doilies HERE.  


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Hope I've inspired you to get your Fancy on!  Be sure to join us tomorrow for more fun here on the SRM Blog!

Friday, August 15, 2014

Fancy Thank You by Diane


Hello!  Diane Jaquay here today with an elegant card that uses the beautiful SRM Fancy Sticker Sentiment Thanks.  I combined wonderful patterned papers, dies and SRM Doilies in creating this card.  Isn't that sentiment lovely?!  It fits perfectly inside the PTI Tag Sale #11 die.  

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 To make this card I started with Pebbles Americana paper for my card base.  Next I cut an SRM 4" round white doily in half and placed the 2 pieces, staggered, to cover more of the card.  I cut the kraft flag from an MFT die.  I cut some white and some vellum leaves from PTI's Turning a New Leaf dies.  I finished my card by adding a few clear sequins to the tag.  

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The sentiment is one of many to choose from on this beautiful sheet of clear Fancy Sticker Sentiments in a Thank You theme from SRM!  

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I love that this card is elegant, yet it has a homespun feel to it. Maybe it's time for you to get "Fancy" too!  All the Fancy Sticker Sentiment designs from which to choose can be found HERE.  

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Pair of Punched Pieces Cards by Stacey


Hi SRM Stickers friends!
Stacey Schafer here with a pair of cards using SRM's new Punched Pieces and clear stickers.  A friend of mine is expecting her first baby and it's a BOY!  I will keep this in my stash for her when it gets closer to the September arrival!

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I used a delightful White Lace Doily - 4" Round,  Small & Medium Scalloped Circle - Punched Pieces and a Sentiment/Baby sticker!  Do you have any baby arrivals coming up that you need to create a darling card for?!

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And here's another card I made using those fun Punched Pieces!  It's a thank you banner card!

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I created a banner using Small Pink Scalloped Circle Punched Pieces decorated with Stickers by the Dozen/Thank You, then finished off with some The Twinery Marigold Baker's Twine.  

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For some added pizzazz, there are some extra sentiments and sentiment strips near the top and bottom of the card front.

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Have you tried creating a banner with some SRM Stickers?!  It's totally fun!
Thanks for visiting us at the SRM Stickers Blog today!  We love sharing our craftiness with you!

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Back to School Jars by Cathy H.


Hi! Cathy Harper here, sharing a couple of quick projects created with mason jars and SRM Stickers!  My little granddaughter, Raini, will be going to first grade this August so I made a couple of gifts for her to take her teacher on the first day of school!

I painted two mason jars.  First I applied a coat of flat black paint, let it dry and then added a couple of coats of yellow.  After they are completely dry, you can scrape the paint off of any areas you want to look distressed with your fingernail.  Next, have fun and add some SRM Stickers.  I added a bunch of pencils and then completed my vase with SRM Stickers and twine.  I used First Grade/Say with Stickers mini for my pennant and added it to a straw, then added Maraschino Twine....my favorite!  And just to pull all of the reds together, I added the adorable little apple sticker from the Say It with Stickers/Teacher set.

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For the second vase, I made a tag with SRM Stickers and added a bit of hemp twine and a whole bunch of flowers.  And yes, I will get Raini new flowers to take on the first day of school!


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Here's a close up of the tag created with Labels by the Dozen/Bright and 
Say It with Stickers/Teacher set!   I just add a few paper flowers, a button and a bit more maraschino twine to finish it! 

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 I love how these turned out and I know Raini will love taking these to school on her first day!  Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Ruffled Crepe Paper Tutorial by Shantaie


Hello its Shantaie Fowler here today and my craftroom is positively billowing in ruffled crepe paper! Would you like to know how easy it is to make your own? You can add ruffles like the ones on my Halloween treat bag for mere pennies! 

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Lets get started!  You will need a roll of crepe paper party streamer {even a leftover partial roll will do}, a sewing machine or hand sewing needle and thread.

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Start with your machine pressure foot down and the end of your paper up against the needle. Your stitch length should be at 3 or higher.  Begin stitching while holding your hand up against the the paper that is being fed through.

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The paper will ruffle as you stitch, you can pull the threads for more ruffle or use as is. Keep in mind that different brands and thicknesses of paper will end in varying results. {that is a good thing if you ask me}  You can whip up yards of crepe ruffles in minutes, or just ruffle the amount you need. I tend to be the "make a ton -o-ruffles" girl myself! 

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I added a strip of adhesive right above the embossed area of the embossed Chevron Glassine Bag to adhere the ruffle to. 

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Peel away the backing and place the center of the ruffle along the adhesive.


Now you are ready to add as many or as few detailed embellishments as you prefer to your bag. I used a Large scallop circle Punched Piece, a black and white SRM Labels by the Dozen  and a Take 2 Halloween sticker to build a round focal point to the bag. 

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I used another black and white label to create a flag highlighting a sentiment from Stickers by the Dozen Trick or Treat it is tucked slightly behind the circle.  And overlaps the edge a little.  TIP: When I use stickers as banners or stand alone pieces I usually place them on cardstock first.

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I love adding extra touches like twine and pom poms to dress up the ruffles!  And a stamped image too!

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 I have been making my own ruffled crepe for a long time, I hope you will find lots of uses and ways to use it in your crafty adventures!

Monday, August 11, 2014

Chalkboard Vinyl Decor by Lorena


Lorena Canto is in the house today with a fabulous home decor project for her craft room.  Take it away Lorena!

"Hi everyone! Lorena here with a fun and very easy idea to spice up your crafty space. After all, we spend a lot of time in there making pretty things to give to others, right? So lets surround ourselves with beautiful things too! I made a chalkboard inspired frame with a custom phrase, using SRM's Chalkboard Vinyl."

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"This inexpensive frame is from Ikea and it's perfect to customize. I started adhering a piece of floral patterned paper to a piece of cardstock. Then, I trimmed a rectangle from the Chalkboard Vinyl. You get a huge 12 x 24 inches piece, so I still have plenty of it for future projects. Win win :)

And now comes the fun part! I made a cardstock template with my electronic die cutting machine using a free font and the phrase I wanted on my frame. After die cutting it, I placed it on the chalkboard vinyl, secured it with tape and filled in the phrase with a chalk marker."

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"Ta•da! Here's a detail shot. I adhered it to the frame with some washi tape."

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"As you can see, the lettering is not perfect, but isn't that the beauty of handmade? However, if you end up with a big oops on your art piece, the chalkboard marker wipes easily from this chalkboard vinyl even after drying, so you can fix it using a baby wipe or a damp cloth and nobody will notice."

WOW!  Love this project Lorena! Great inspiration. 
Hope you all have a fantastic day and thanks so much for visiting the SRM blog!

Friday, August 8, 2014

Doily Flower Card Tutorial by Cathy A.

Hello from Cathy Andronicou with a fun and fabulous idea for using SRM Doilies!  This tutorial post is long but I think you will find it worth it! 

I recently saw an amazing card and video by Bibiana Martinez-Ziegler HERE and thought how cool it would be to alter Bibina's design and create with doilies and inks. I checked with her to make sure that she was ok with my idea and she was so we are good to go!  The principle of how it is put together is the same, but with a few of my own tweaks. Can you believe that those flowers are SRM doilies?  Amazing!



Here are the SRM products that I used in this project:
SRM White Lace Doilies 4" round, Fancy Sticker Sentiments Birthday, Sticker Sentiments Happy Birthday.
Other products used:  Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko Memento Ink Pear Tart, Rose Bud and Lilac Posies, Copic Marker RV17, Spellbinders Bitty Blooms die (leaves), Marianne Die Branch, Duch Doobadoo stencil Chicken Wire, Pink Ribbon, Pearl Flower Stamens, Green and Pink card.

And here is a tutorial on how to create it.  To see larger images, simply click on the photos. 

1.  Create flowers by inking the doilies, then fold in 1/2, then 1/4 and then 1/8, cut a wedge using the lines of one of the segments as a guide, then cut the top so you get a decorative edge, glue the wedges either side of the cut together to form your flower and then glue stamen in the middle.


2. Don't throw away the wedge you cut out, curl and place to one side for the front of the card.


3. Arrange all the flowers and glue as per Bibiana's video. Add leaves, sentiment and border stickers.



4. The SRM Fancy Birthday Stickers and pink rick rack borders add the perfect touch!



5. For the front, group the curled wedges and glue to form a flower just beginning to bloom, attach to green card that has been stenciled with chicken wire pattern and add branch die, mount onto pink card and place ribbon behind to tie the card closed. Mount onto main card.


 6. Add sentiment to finish!



Thank you to Bibiana Martinez-Ziegler for her inspiration. What a talent!  I had such a great time creating this project.  I hope that you will give it a try!

 
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