Thursday, June 8, 2017

Washi Tape DIY

What do you need:
  1. Masking tape (3/4")
  2. Piece of letter sized acetate (or letter sized glossy photo paper)
  3. Printer Check with the manufacturer to see which kind of acetate you can send through your printer
The steps are fairly easy. If you are not a video watcher just follow these steps:

  1. Print one of the washi tape pdfs  Washi Tape1  Washi Tape2
  2. Somehow tack it to the piece of acetate. You should be able to see the coloured strips through the acetate.
  3. Put the masking tape on the acetate on top of he coloured strips. Line it up as best you can.
  4. Remove the paper from the back of the acetate and remove the tacking tape.
  5. Cut the masking tape so that it doesn't go beyond the edges of the acetate.
  6. Burnish the top and bottom edges of the acetate so that the masking tape doesn't curl up.
  7. Run it through the printer so that the printer prints on top of the masking tape.
  8. Pull the masking tape off and roll it onto a clean straw (the thick ones from fast food places are best.
  9. Use them in projects.

Click on an image to view. Right click and choose Save file to (or something similar) to download it.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Rolled felt flowers

I found these flowers on thefrugalcrafter Lindsay Weirich's channel. Here is the video here:

Here is my video. I used my cuttlebug to cut the circles just because I got a new die cut for it that does circles. The pack of 8 was around $2 USD from .

So if I was going to do this video again, I would make the slits in the felt a whole lot shallower. and I probably wouldn't cut the felt to be such a wide strip. It would probably be fine being 2.75" wide (and then folded in two) and 11" (or 12") long. That would mean that you could get 3 per piece of felt.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

A D&D birthday card

 This card is kind of neat. I used the plastic part from a glue tape roll and put a dice in that. I glued it to a piece of cardstock and then put a black ring around it to give it a finished look. The concept of the dice is that my son rolls it and then looks up the dice roll on the list that is a pull out from the side.

I think lots of us get many of these plastic bubbles from various goods. What I did is to scan the plastic bubble and then pixel traced it in Make-The-Cut (MTC). It will have an inner shape and the outer shape. The inner shape gets cut out of the middle of the card. The inner and outer shape get cut out of the contrasting colour.

For the slide out part, I attached a piece of ribbon to the back of the pull out and then fed it through the left of the pocket. I did this because I didn't want the insert to come out all the way.

The MTC file for the project is here:

The SVG file for the project is here: