How about a project that is
using all of your PAPERCRAFTING TOYS? Let me show you how today....
Have you heard of the CREATOPIA? I received it today and couldn't wait to get into that fabric adhesive!
This is my interpretation of Taylor's sketch. The butterfly is the center "circle" the ribbon is the divider across the middle. I was going to add another ribbon up the middle but took it away later as it didn't "go". So if you will indulge me a little artistic freedom today I get to show you this cool album that I made IN MINUTES!!!!
I stamped the middle of my butterfly with a vintage butterfly (from SEP line at Cornish Heritage Farms) and then colored it with my copics.
Here is the sketch so you can play along in TAYLOR'S challenge.
Don't forget to see what the rest of the sketch crew came up with:
Jami Sibley: More is More
Monika Davis: M.A.D. Stamper
Jackie Pedro: The Scalloped Edge
Lynn Mercurio: Stamperosity
This is what I started with:
2 rectangular chipboard coasters and a piece of very pretty fabric
You can click on these photos to enlarge them. This "fabric adhesive" cartridge is
"GOLD, JERRY, GOLD" ....my best Seinfeld voice. This creatopia machine is brand new from Xyron. This is only one of the many applications this machine has to offer!
Just lay your fabric out on the tray and crank the handle.
Out comes the fabric with a liner on top and adhesive on the bottom. I cut my large piece of fabric in half after running it through the machine. Each half to cover one piece of chipboard.
After peeling the liner off the fabric I peeled the fabric away from the bottom piece and flipped it over (adhesive side up). I just lay my chipboard piece in the middle.
It was so easy just to turn up the edges and stick them to the backside of the chipboard. I then taped on a piece of brown card stock to hide the frayed edges.
Here is the finished front panel on the inside.
Here is the finished front. Nice and smooth and the durability of fabric....love it!
I hadn't "played" enough yet so I cut some more dies with my spellbinders and fabric. The smaller butterflies are cotton batting. The large butterflies are complimentary fabric.
Here they go through the machine. Nice 12" work surface too!
This is what it looks like when they come out. I give the edges a bit of an extra press so the adhesive sticks right to the very edges.
I thought it would be cool to place one of the cotton batting butterflies in the middle of my large butterfly.
This is the result....as I pressed the adhesive tight to the surface the "puffy" small butterfly you can see....awesome dimension. It holds my ribbon in place too!
Easily created holes to hold paper with my crop-a-dile and a couple eyelets.
Here is what the binding looks like.
The coolest thing about the inside is that I could bend the butterfly tips around the edges to the inside because it is one sheet of adhesive. Yes, really excited about all the possibilities for my paper projects as well as my quilting ones!
Did you notice that I didn't have to sew one thing?!!!! Anybody could work with fabric!
Whew...if you made it to the bottom, thanks for listening to me. I know it was a lot of photos but I just had to share!