Friday, October 16, 2009

Soooo much to share...grab a cuppa!

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" 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 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 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!


Taylor VanBruggen said...

So pretty and creative, Sherrie! Love those fabrics!

Rosie (Freycob) said...

This is a gorgeous notebook Sherrie!

Why not enter it onto the Rosie D's challenge blog this week. Our theme is Coffee and cream with a cherry on the top - a perfect colour combo if you ask me! You could also be in with the chance to win a prize too if you join us.


Jackie Pedro said...

This is really cool, Sherrie! I have never worked with fabric! LOVE the album and your interpretation of Taylor's sketch!

Jami said...

Wow Sherrie - what a cool project. I love seeing the step by step photos - you really make it look easy and FUN!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Very pretty Sherrie. Love your unique take on the sketch. That material is gorgeous. TFS!

Lynn Mercurio said...

Wow, Sherrie - what a wonderful piece of handiwork. You didn't waste any time getting to work with your new toy! Fantastic job.

Angelnorth said...

Fab project Sherrie, love the puffy dimension from the batting!

Elaine M said...

I have question about a tutorial you did 10-31-08 - Airbrushing a Sunset Sky. What make and model of a compressor did you use - it was so quiet. The ones I've looked at are pretty noisy.

About today's blog - WOW - I've never used fabric but you made it look so easy - your card turned out just lovely.
Elaine Moore -

chelemom said...

This is super super beautiful!!!! What a cool tool this is!

Jamie said...

Beautiful interpretation of the sketch! Love it!! I had no idea that nesties could cut fabric!!!!
Thanks for sharing!

Shirley said...

Love this! Did you cut the butterflies with teh Creatopia, too? Is the cut tool available yet?

Sherrie said...

I didn't cut the butterflies with the creatopia...I don't have that attachment for the machine (yet)...