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This week’s Link Party
Welcome to our weekly Link Party! This is a great opportunity for you to share your latest blog post, recipe, craft tutorial, or any other creative work you’ve been working on lately. We’re always excited to see what our readers come up with! However, we do have a few simple rules to make sure the party runs smoothly.
The feature from last week’s party is this cute set of painted rocks from The Apple Street Cottage. That orange slice looks like you could take a bite out of it!
A few simple rules:
Link to a specific post, not your homepage.
Link up something YOU made/wrote/created.
Giveaways, other link parties, Etsy shops, or business links are not accepted.
Don’t link and run. Try to visit at least one link and show them some love. You may make a new friend.
Learn to make earrings from simple materials. #jewelry #tutorial
Making jewelry is easier than one might think. You can use a variety of different materials. These earrings are made from cardstock and a soda can, nothing fancy. You can make them in different colors to match a certain outfit as needed. Everything I used I had on hand.
Learn how to create texture while using packing paper. #cardmaking #crafttutorial
There are many materials around you that can be used for crafting. I recently bought a glass item that came wrapped in brown packing paper. Before throwing it away, I thought I could use it for crafting. I used a stamp pad to enhance the wrinkles for a textural background.
After inking the paper, I coordinated cardstock, a colored envelope, and a sentiment I had in my stash that was made with washi tape.
If you would like to learn how to make the washi tape words, that tutorial can be found here: [washi words]
Here is a close-up of the finished card. The little gold embellishments are diamond dotz.
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Use your washi tape to create colorful sentiments. #sentiment #words #washitape
As a crafty person, you probably already have a collection of colorful washi tapes in your stash. But have you ever thought of using them to create custom die-cuts? With just a few easy steps, you can create an image or pattern using washi tape and then use a die-cutting machine to cut it into a word or phrase of your choice. This DIY project is a fun and colorful way to add personalized touches to your paper crafts, such as cards, scrapbook pages, or even home decor.
Transform a colored image into a greeting card. #freeprintable #freecalendar #cardmaking #cardtutorial
As I sat there, admiring my colorful calendar image for the month of February, I couldn’t help but feel inspired. The vibrant hues and playful design gave me an idea. Why not turn this into a one-of-a-kind, personalized greeting card for a loved one? With a few adjustments, I was able to create a beautiful, unique piece that was sure to brighten someone’s day.
Learn how to make a kitchen trivet. #kitchencraft #crafttutorial
If you have looked into buying a trivet, they can be expensive. A trivet is something you probably need, but don’t necessarily want to spend a lot of money on. Consider making your own with this simple technique and easy-to-find materials. You can alter the size and make a coaster or enlarge it and make a placemat.
Cotton yarn (Peaches n Cream)
This technique isn’t crochet or knitting but rather a wrapping and stitching technique. Start with the Cotton yarn and pull out a length you are comfortable working with, 1-2 yards in length. Thread one end of the yarn through the needle.
Take the clothesline end and roll it onto itself to make a circle.
Wrap the end of the Cotton yarn around the clothesline circle – similar to winding a ball of yarn.
Once the circle is covered, wrap the Cotton yarn around the length of the clothesline.
I wrapped it 10 times around and then took a stitch into the circle. Then I wrapped another 10 times around the clothesline and took a stitch into the row before. Continue to wrap and stitch around the outside of the circle. ** Continue this technique to finish.
**Add a new Cotton yarn as needed, covering the ends of each piece of yarn with the wrapping
Using all cotton material is the safest option when using the finished piece with pots and pans that will be hot.
There’s an almost unending variety that can be achieved with this concept. Just be sure to set your parameters before you begin so that your work is consistent.
change the color of the yarn
change your stitching pattern (like 3 sewn stitches instead of 1)
stitch down two rows of the wrapped lines instead of one
dye the work after you are finished
dye the clothesline
This post was a part of the #CCBG Creatively Crafty Blog Group’s September Craft Challenge where the theme was Kitchen Craft. This is a repost of the original post.
Learn how easy it is to create your own ribbon designs using sublimation ink pads and markers. @gwenstudios @artesprix #affiliate
Now you can create your own special designer Gwen Studios ribbon. I love how this sublimated ribbon made this gift box so special. Putting your own design on a ribbon is very easy to do using sublimation ink pads and markers. The ones I am using are from Artesprix.
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To create the image I am using a layering technique. I stamped the image and with the use of a light table, I can see the image and know where to add the color. Then I stamped the image on top of the colored work. The reason for doing it this way was to illuminate the possibility of the inks bleeding together. You can see how this was done in the video below.
I actually did the entire process twice. I started with pastel colors as seen in the first image. They did transfer but weren’t visible enough for my taste so I did it again with brighter colors as seen above. Here I am making the sublimation sandwich to transfer the image.
This image show what is referred to as a sublimation sandwich. Working on a heat-resistant surface, I have a layer of protective paper, then the ribbon faces up, the colored and stamped image face down is held in place with heat-resistant tape, and the entire thing will be covered with another piece of protective paper before heating.
Because my project is small I chose to use a craft iron instead of a heat press. With the iron set on high and no steam, I used a bit of pressure and left the iron on for a minute. Before removing the tape and image you will want to do a peek test to make sure everything is transferred.