Friday, December 14, 2012

Washer Necklace

What can you do with these?

Take measurements of the inside opening of the washer and the width of the metal. In your designing software type out the name you want to use in a font that will read clearly at a small size and size it down to match the needed length and height to fit on the washer. Make a circle shape on your design mat and using the wrap to shape feature drag your name to that shape.  Cut the lettering in vinyl.

 Hand cut a few little strips if desired to add to your design that will go on the washer. Place the letting and strips as you want to arrange them and trim any excess that hangs over.

Add a little alcohol ink for texture.

When it is dry add two coats of diamond glaze tot eh front and edges of the washer allowing dry time between the coats.

Once it is dry add a little glitter nail polish along the opposite side of your cording. Let completely dry. Attach your cording and wear with your favorite outfit.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Warm Winter LIghts

Here's a floating tea light holder that I made using Square1 Masterpiece re-postionable fabric sheets and graphics from Scrappy Dew. I used the file as a print and cut based on the circumference of my container. I positioned it around the bottom of the container

The shredded Mylar is submerged in water and Trendy Twine is added to the top. A tea light candle will sit on the top and burn safely since the water keeps all the wax from melting. The Mylar looks really awesome and has an icy feel to it.

Merry Christmas!

Cut Files: (Latte Bears) Scrappy Dew; Special: Square1 Masterpiece repositionable fabric Embellishments: Trendy Twine, tea light candle, shredded Mylar, water; Glass candle holder; Tools: KNK Zing!, Make-the-Cut software, printer

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Reusable Folding Bag

I have been scratching my brain to come up with a little gift to send my girl friends from back home that would be easy to ship. I found these folding reusable bags and instantly thought VINYL! The  bags are pretty good size and are nylon so the took the HTV wonderfully. What great is they can ship in an envelope rather than a box and I can personalize them to fit the friend! I found these at Tuesday Morning.

I found a great assortment of colors.

Here's what they look like opened up.
I like to keep things like this in the car for the unexpected like messy shoes, a trip to the beach, or too many things to carry. The can be tossed in the washer. The best part is being able to personalize them!

First up is one I did for a friend who knits and crochets like a wizard. I ironed the bags out before adding the HTV, but when I refolded them they created new crease lines.

The message says: Beware! Woman packing needles!

This one uses a Celtic know pattern:

This is one I just love for my special tea friends!

It says: The best friendships are made over tea. This is a saying I came up with on my own because it seems those kinds of friends you just seem to take that kind of time with.

I hope this spurs some ideas to  help fill out your gift giving to someone you want to do something thoughtful for.

Blessings! Trish  Ima Cutter

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Christmas tree Box

Here's a quick easy box. You can get the file for free on the MTC forum.

Friday, December 7, 2012

Glass Block Gift 2

We'll we're starting to meet some new people since the move. And two super people are Joe and Ally. Ally is a Brit and I could listen to her talk all day- super sweet lady too. Joe and been educating Alyssa and I on some slang phrases. Here's a block I did for them. I used Mod Podge, alcohol ink, Perfect Pearls, and alcohol on the inside to make is kind of a creamy obscure so the light is soft. I added a ribbon and bow around the sides and did their name in vinyl. I hope they like it.

Merry Christmas- Trish

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Glass Block Gift

I did a couple of gift blocks for Christmas gifts.

First is for my childhood friend Beth, now Dixie, who is a vet about an hour away from me. We're meeting up on Thursday and I can't wait to see her. She is an AMAZING person!

 I used the Square1 Masterpiece re-positionable fabric sheets. The are super easy to use and did perfectly for my project. It diffuses the light but lets it illuminate the picture. It is far more awesome than the picture shows. I have to wait until I see her on Thursday to post this on the Square1 facebook page. We're friends on there, so she'll see it.
 Here it is all lit up.=)
Merry Christmas!

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Sandy Claws is Coming to Town

We are having a glass block challenge on the MTC forum. I had an idea on putting a little coastal humor into my project. I found an image of a crab from the Inkadoo line on JoAnn's website. It was actually a decent picture. I have seen this on Kim Bright's website if you want to use the file and not have to clean up the image. She has such a great collection.

I opted not to go with a bow on the block. It seemed out of place to me. I added some shells from our beach shell collection. SW Florida is an awesome place to shell. I added some vinyl and a single light from the dollar store.
Merry Christmas!