Monday, September 22, 2014

Autumn Gift Bag & Video by Cathy A.

Hello!  Cathy Andronicou here today.  I am in love with all the SRM bags, be they burlap or canvas.  There are so many possibilities and creative ways they can be used.  I want to share how to felt onto a burlap bag and have done a mini felting tutorial to go with this post and a video too!

To recreate this project, die cut the leaves and owl from various shades of felt, place a felting brush inside the bag and then use a felting needle to attach the pieces to the bag - see video. You can see that I have only felted down the centre and vein lines of the leaves to give more dimension to the leaves.

Love how the bag looks all plump with goodies!  And how the dimension of each leave stands out!

Layer the punched pieces using adhesive and add stickers from the Fall sentiments set.

Don't you love how this Sizzix Owl 2 die fits perfectly on the SRM medium burlap bag?  I do! 

To affix the Punched Pieces, punch a hole in the top and thread bakers twine through, tie into a bow and attach to burlap bag with glue.

And here's a video that walks you through felting the leaves on this bag from start to finish. 



Friday, September 19, 2014

Halloween Doily Treats by Christine

Fall is here and Halloween is in the air and on the minds of my kiddos.  Christine Meyer joining you today and I am always trying to think up fun new ways to surprise them and their friends with little goodies to celebrate this fun holiday.  Today I am going to share a simple one with you that makes use of SRM Stickers and doilies.

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To start things off, I decorated the doilies using stickers and punched pieces.  Everything coordinates so nicely that this was a quick little job.  You could easily have your kids do this for their classmates making use of several different Halloween sets listed below! I attached the punched pieces to a coordinating circle of patterned paper and then to the front of a doily. 

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I then added adhesive all the way around the outside of the doily (staying away from the center).  I filled the center up with some candy corn (any small candy would work great).  Then I added a doily to the other one, enclosing the candy.

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The receiver can then tear it open and get all the candy out!  I made these ones for Halloween but you could do just about any holiday with all the choices from SRM Stickers!   

SRM Stickers Supplies Used:

Now if only making a costume was this easy!  Thanks for joining us today and happy crafting!

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Everyday Life Art Canvas by Annette

Ready for some great inspiration?  Time for some canvas art with 

I thought I would try something a little different using a burlap canvas. I might add that the SRM Stickers stuck perfectly to the burlap which I was super excited about.

On today's burlap canvas I am using the following SRM products:

I also used my Silhouette Cameo to create a stencil for the Completely Awesome sentiment, the burlap and I used various acrylic paints to add the color.

I took the birthday borders and cut out the brightly colored little dots to spread throughout the canvas. I really love how it pops the color. Who doesn't love polka dots?

I also added a couple of Studio Calico circle wood veneers.
Don't you just love how cute they look with the sticker circles?  I love how SRM Stickers go with so many different products in my stash!

Lastly I added Pink Sorbet and Caribbean Twine with all purpose adhesive. I really wanted the circle to pop and the twine really made that happen.

Now to find the perfect place to display this happy canvas.  Everyday Life is Completely Awesome...don't you think?

Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Bitty Birthday Box by Shantaie

Ever wished so very much that you could be with someone to celebrate their birthday but it's just not possible? What if you could send them a mini birthday party all wrapped up from you to show them how much they mean to you?!   Shantaie here with you today to show you something fun!  It's a Bitty Birthday Box packed with crafty goodness!

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Think about our Service men and women, kids who are off to college, family members who moved or are away for work, could have a festive little celebration that is sure to bring cheer and make them feel loved!  

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Of course each one can be customized, but here are the basics and what I used to fill my SRM Clear A2 box:

Birthday candles to make that all important birthday wish, I punched two holes through the large white punched piece and tied 3 candles with green shimmer bakers twine bow from the twinery. I added a round wish sticker at the top allowing just a bit to overlap that area was used to anchor the candles near the top of the box liner I created with patterned paper.

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Next is a fun party horn, you can use a blower, or any kind of little noisemaker ..try a kazoo! 

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My favorite part of this little box is the glassine bag of confetti! I punched little circles, and flower shaped confetti from patterned paper, and filled it with multicolored sequins. I folded the glassine bag over and tied a bow with green shimmer twine and sealed it with a Bright blank label.  I added the cupcake sticker to a yellow small punched piece and attached it with a mini clothespin. 

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A party popper was given a makeover with patterned paper and sequins! Add a SRM sentiment from We've Got Your Sticker Happy and its ready to thrill! 

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The last item in my kit is an itty bitty banner made from the Bright Blank Labels folded over a length of white cotton string.  It's quick, easy and adorable! 

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Fill up the box and decorate it with a bit of patterned paper, a SRM doily, a birthday border banner sticker and a bow! 

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Now it's your turn!  Send someone a bitty birthday party and know that a part of you is celebrating along with them!  Happy creating! 

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Trendy Make Up Bag by Lorena

Hello friends! It's Lorena Cantó here with a project to show you that you don't necessarily need an electronic die cutting machine in order to have fun with SRM's heat transfer vinyl.

I've been wanting a handy pouch to store my make up when I travel. There are lots of cute ones out there with trendy gold designs. Cute and overpriced! So I went the crafty way and made one myself using SRM Large Muslin Bag and Heat Transfer Vinyl in gold.

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Here's what you'll need. No electronic machine needed, just your manual die cutting machine and metal dies.  I used a regular paper trimmer to cut the strips from the heat transfer sheet, but a craft knife works perfectly too.

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I started by ironing the bag so I would have a perfectly flat surface to work with. Second, I cut strips from the heat transfer vinyl and manually  die cut a simple design from the widest strip.

Once I had all my vinyl elements ready to go, I positioned them on the bag. You need to have the shiny side of the vinyl facing up. Once everything is in place, cover the vinyl with parchment paper and just iron over the paper using a no-steam setting.  After the design has been adhered, you'll need to remove the adhesive plastic backing from the vinyl. Just pull gently and you're done!

Here's a closer look of the result. Look at that luscious gold! It has kind of a leather finish that I love.

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I was able to use both the negative and the positive of the flower and leaves to decorate the bag.

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And once I was done, I couldn't wait to fill it with my make up thingies!

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One last shot of my brand new make up bag sitting up :)

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That's it! I can't wait to experiment more with the heat transfer! My next project will probably be a fun t-shirt for my son.  Stay tuned!

Thanks for visiting!

Monday, September 15, 2014

Halloween Puzzle Box by Annette

Hello SRM Sticker Fans!  Annette Allen here today sharing a fun way you can gift a puzzle. On today's project I am using lots of SRM Stickers, including the mini calendars and a clear rectangular box.   I love how the SRM Sticker borders wrap so perfectly around the clear rectangular box.  I overlapped all the different borders to created this fun Halloween themed gift box.

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Inside the SRM Sticker Rectangle Box Container I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut out an 8 x 8 puzzle. I kept the puzzle on the cutting mat so I could stamp, color all the images and add all the fun SRM Stickers before removing them to place in the SRM clear box. I had to cut apart where the SRM Stickers were but it was very easy. 

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Here is what the puzzle looks like when put together. 
I think this will be super fun for those fun Halloween parties. 
Kids will get a kick out of it.

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I lust love the way this project turned out!  And what a cute way to use SRM's Mini Calendars.  Just love that product!  I think that this would be fun to make for any holiday or special event!  Just change the month, switch up the theme and you are good to go!

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Here are the SRM products used in this project:

And here a list of the other products I used on my puzzle besides SRM Stickers:  Mama Elephant Bootastic, Copic Sketch Markers, Papertrey Ink Along Came a Spider Die, Tim Holtz Distress Inks, Silhouette Cameo Puzzle cut file 8 x 8 and misc ribbon.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Hope that we've inspired you to create using SRM's very cool clear containers!

Friday, September 12, 2014

A Sharp Teacher Gift Set by Stacey

Hi SRM Stickers friends!
Stacey Schafer here sharing a Back to School Teacher Sharpie Gift Set!

I've said it before, but I must say it again...SRM Stickers makes gifting EASY!  I adore all of the fun craft bags and containers that are ready to embellish!

I used one of those awesome Embossed Chevron Kraft Bag decorated with a 4" Round White Lace DoilySay It With Stickers/Teacher, and a little Solid Denim Twine bow.

Here's the SRM supplies you'll need to create this easy peasy teacher gift.  

This idea is great for back to school for my boy's high school teachers!  Teachers love SHARPIES, especially in fun, bold colors.  They would also make a great Christmas teacher gift or a teacher thank you gift any time of year. 

Thanks so much for stopping by the SRM Stickers Blog!  Be sure to drop by tomorrow for more inspiration.  

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Calendar Home Decor by Shery

Hello! Shery Russ here to share a project featuring the fun Decorative Mini Calendar Stickers. I recycled some wood and created functional home decor: a key hook rack. It's great not just for keeping keys, but for storing or organizing craft supplies that come in hang hole cello bags and even ribbons and twine.

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This hook rack is 12" wide, 3" tall, and 3/4" thick. I sanded it first before decoupaging K & Company designer paper with Liquitex gel medium. I colored the edges with Prismacolor markers then sealed it with Minwax water based polyurethane. When it was dry, I added the hooks and chain (bought from The Home Depot), as well as adhered craft foam to the back.

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Next, I adhered SRM's Decorative 2015 Mini Calendar Stickers on textured cardstock and trimmed. I found several packs of 3" by 4" top loaders (for protecting trading cards) in my stash and I thought they'd be perfect for holding the calendars so I cut two of those down to size and glued them to either side. I adhered a couple of '15 stickers from the Year of Memories 2015 onto those as well. I decorated the middle of the hook rack with some Black Sticker Stitches and one of the sentiments in the Express Yourself Everyday sheet. And it's done!

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Here are the stickers I used in my project.  

Mini calendar stickers from SRM Stickers are so fun to use! Hope my project has inspired you to create something with these cool stickers. 2015 is just around the corner :o)

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Heartfelt Thanks Gift Card Bag by Tessa

Hello!  It's Tessa Wise sharing with you today.  I give gift cards often as gifts and sometimes want to give a little something extra along with it.  I've created a treat bag with a gift card pocket attached just for those times.

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I started with the pretty Embossed Chevron Kraft 5"x7.5" treat bag and stuffed it with a little goodie.  I folded over the top of the bag and adhered it down.  I added a strip of patterned paper from the Switch Board 6x6 pad by Pink Paislee and then wrapped it with Mandarin Baker's Twine.  I tied it in a bow to the left and added some staples to each  side to keep it in place.

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I pulled out a 2 3/4"x4 1/4" Flat Glassine Bag next and stuffed my gift card into it.   I adhered it to the center of the Embossed Kraft treat bag, tucking the top of it under the flap.  I added the sentiment from the Sentiment/ Thank You Sticker Sheet to the center of the Glassine Bag along with a couple of diecut hearts just above it.

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This one was so fun to make!  I love the look of the embossed bags and will definitely be remaking a few of these at Christmastime!

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Cool Vinyl Cooler by Shantaie

Shantaie Fowler here today with a very cool idea!  :)

 I am so happy that vinyl is becoming such a noted and embraced craft product! It's capable of transforming almost anything, making vinyl one of the most versatile products ever!  SRM carries a large color and finish variety and I am in love with the glossy vinyl for my deck cooler! 

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The way vinyl breaths new life into an object in just a few steps is really magical! This is a large metal cooler we got for our deck parties and is functional and good looking, but I wanted to make it more fun and special, so I put my Silhouette to work and cut out the words "cold drinks" from red glossy vinyl.

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I always peel away the negative material while my vinyl is still on my cutting mat, then pull the entire paper from the mat slowly. This is easier for me because the cut is anchored to the mat and won't slide around while I'm pulling away the excess vinyl. Now I apply the transfer tape. 

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 I am very careful to really burnish my design well with the transfer tape, this way if I have to re position my vinyl I am insured that it is securely adhered to the transfer tape. 

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Once on my cooler where desired I burnish the design again, smoothing out any bubbles and paying close attention to all the edges, after peeling away the transfer tape I inspect the design for any loose edges, or bubbles. The cooler is really smooth, so the vinyl went on quickly and beautifully! I love how much "cooler" our drink cooler looks now!

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I bet you have a cooler that would love a makeover! Hey & guess what? Even the plastic coolers can be transformed with vinyl! The summer may have come to a close, but there are tailgate parties and fall events coming up, so lets see what you can do with those coolers! 
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