Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Trendy Make Up Bag by Lorena

Hello friends! It's Lorena Cantó here with a project to show you that you don't necessarily need an electronic die cutting machine in order to have fun with SRM's heat transfer vinyl.

I've been wanting a handy pouch to store my make up when I travel. There are lots of cute ones out there with trendy gold designs. Cute and overpriced! So I went the crafty way and made one myself using SRM Large Muslim Bag and Heat Transfer Vinyl in gold.

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Here's what you'll need. No electronic machine needed, just your manual die cutting machine and metal dies.  I used a regular paper trimmer to cut the strips from the heat transfer sheet, but a craft knife works perfectly too.

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I started by ironing the bag so I would have a perfectly flat surface to work with. Second, I cut strips from the heat transfer vinyl and manually  die cut a simple design from the widest strip.

Once I had all my vinyl elements ready to go, I positioned them on the bag. You need to have the shiny side of the vinyl facing up. Once everything is in place, cover the vinyl with parchment paper and just iron over the paper using a no-steam setting.  After the design has been adhered, you'll need to remove the adhesive plastic backing from the vinyl. Just pull gently and you're done!

Here's a closer look of the result. Look at that luscious gold! It has kind of a leather finish that I love.

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I was able to use both the negative and the positive of the flower and leaves to decorate the bag.

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And once I was done, I couldn't wait to fill it with my make up thingies!

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One last shot of my brand new make up bag sitting up :)

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That's it! I can't wait to experiment more with the heat transfer! My next project will probably be a fun t-shirt for my son.  Stay tuned!

Thanks for visiting!

Monday, September 15, 2014

Halloween Puzzle Box by Annette

Hello SRM Sticker Fans!  Annette Allen here today sharing a fun way you can gift a puzzle. On today's project I am using lots of SRM Stickers, including the mini calendars and a clear rectangular box.   I love how the SRM Sticker borders wrap so perfectly around the clear rectangular box.  I overlapped all the different borders to created this fun Halloween themed gift box.

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Inside the SRM Sticker Rectangle Box Container I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut out an 8 x 8 puzzle. I kept the puzzle on the cutting mat so I could stamp, color all the images and add all the fun SRM Stickers before removing them to place in the SRM clear box. I had to cut apart where the SRM Stickers were but it was very easy. 

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Here is what the puzzle looks like when put together. 
I think this will be super fun for those fun Halloween parties. 
Kids will get a kick out of it.

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I lust love the way this project turned out!  And what a cute way to use SRM's Mini Calendars.  Just love that product!  I think that this would be fun to make for any holiday or special event!  Just change the month, switch up the theme and you are good to go!

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Here are the SRM products used in this project:

And here a list of the other products I used on my puzzle besides SRM Stickers:  Mama Elephant Bootastic, Copic Sketch Markers, Papertrey Ink Along Came a Spider Die, Tim Holtz Distress Inks, Silhouette Cameo Puzzle cut file 8 x 8 and misc ribbon.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Hope that we've inspired you to create using SRM's very cool clear containers!

Friday, September 12, 2014

A Sharp Teacher Gift Set by Stacey

Hi SRM Stickers friends!
Stacey Schafer here sharing a Back to School Teacher Sharpie Gift Set!

I've said it before, but I must say it again...SRM Stickers makes gifting EASY!  I adore all of the fun craft bags and containers that are ready to embellish!

I used one of those awesome Embossed Chevron Kraft Bag decorated with a 4" Round White Lace DoilySay It With Stickers/Teacher, and a little Solid Denim Twine bow.

Here's the SRM supplies you'll need to create this easy peasy teacher gift.  

This idea is great for back to school for my boy's high school teachers!  Teachers love SHARPIES, especially in fun, bold colors.  They would also make a great Christmas teacher gift or a teacher thank you gift any time of year. 

Thanks so much for stopping by the SRM Stickers Blog!  Be sure to drop by tomorrow for more inspiration.  

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Calendar Home Decor by Shery

Hello! Shery Russ here to share a project featuring the fun Decorative Mini Calendar Stickers. I recycled some wood and created functional home decor: a key hook rack. It's great not just for keeping keys, but for storing or organizing craft supplies that come in hang hole cello bags and even ribbons and twine.

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This hook rack is 12" wide, 3" tall, and 3/4" thick. I sanded it first before decoupaging K & Company designer paper with Liquitex gel medium. I colored the edges with Prismacolor markers then sealed it with Minwax water based polyurethane. When it was dry, I added the hooks and chain (bought from The Home Depot), as well as adhered craft foam to the back.

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Next, I adhered SRM's Decorative 2015 Mini Calendar Stickers on textured cardstock and trimmed. I found several packs of 3" by 4" top loaders (for protecting trading cards) in my stash and I thought they'd be perfect for holding the calendars so I cut two of those down to size and glued them to either side. I adhered a couple of '15 stickers from the Year of Memories 2015 onto those as well. I decorated the middle of the hook rack with some Black Sticker Stitches and one of the sentiments in the Express Yourself Everyday sheet. And it's done!

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Here are the stickers I used in my project.  

Mini calendar stickers from SRM Stickers are so fun to use! Hope my project has inspired you to create something with these cool stickers. 2015 is just around the corner :o)

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Heartfelt Thanks Gift Card Bag by Tessa

Hello!  It's Tessa Wise sharing with you today.  I give gift cards often as gifts and sometimes want to give a little something extra along with it.  I've created a treat bag with a gift card pocket attached just for those times.

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I started with the pretty Embossed Chevron Kraft 5"x7.5" treat bag and stuffed it with a little goodie.  I folded over the top of the bag and adhered it down.  I added a strip of patterned paper from the Switch Board 6x6 pad by Pink Paislee and then wrapped it with Mandarin Baker's Twine.  I tied it in a bow to the left and added some staples to each  side to keep it in place.

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I pulled out a 2 3/4"x4 1/4" Flat Glassine Bag next and stuffed my gift card into it.   I adhered it to the center of the Embossed Kraft treat bag, tucking the top of it under the flap.  I added the sentiment from the Sentiment/ Thank You Sticker Sheet to the center of the Glassine Bag along with a couple of diecut hearts just above it.

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This one was so fun to make!  I love the look of the embossed bags and will definitely be remaking a few of these at Christmastime!

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Cool Vinyl Cooler by Shantaie

Shantaie Fowler here today with a very cool idea!  :)

 I am so happy that vinyl is becoming such a noted and embraced craft product! It's capable of transforming almost anything, making vinyl one of the most versatile products ever!  SRM carries a large color and finish variety and I am in love with the glossy vinyl for my deck cooler! 

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The way vinyl breaths new life into an object in just a few steps is really magical! This is a large metal cooler we got for our deck parties and is functional and good looking, but I wanted to make it more fun and special, so I put my Silhouette to work and cut out the words "cold drinks" from red glossy vinyl.

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I always peel away the negative material while my vinyl is still on my cutting mat, then pull the entire paper from the mat slowly. This is easier for me because the cut is anchored to the mat and won't slide around while I'm pulling away the excess vinyl. Now I apply the transfer tape. 

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 I am very careful to really burnish my design well with the transfer tape, this way if I have to re position my vinyl I am insured that it is securely adhered to the transfer tape. 

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Once on my cooler where desired I burnish the design again, smoothing out any bubbles and paying close attention to all the edges, after peeling away the transfer tape I inspect the design for any loose edges, or bubbles. The cooler is really smooth, so the vinyl went on quickly and beautifully! I love how much "cooler" our drink cooler looks now!

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I bet you have a cooler that would love a makeover! Hey & guess what? Even the plastic coolers can be transformed with vinyl! The summer may have come to a close, but there are tailgate parties and fall events coming up, so lets see what you can do with those coolers! 

Monday, September 8, 2014

A Golfer's Motto by Stacey

Hello, SRM Stickers fans!
Stacey Schafer here with a masculine card that's perfect for a golfer!

SRM Stickers offers a wide range of sports-themed stickers, like the one I've used here!  To make this card for my freshman son, Noah, who has just started his first season on our school golf team, I grabbed several of my SRM Stickers goodies!  I used a 4" Round Silver Lace Doily, a 2 3/4 x 4 1/4 Glassine Bag filled with golf tees,  a sentiment from Say It With Stickers Mini/GOLF, and a wrap of Solid Cappuccino Twine.

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This was a fun project to make, different from my usual girly and frilly cards!  

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I think I will give this to Noah for his first golf tournament that's coming up soon...I'll have to hide it in his golf bag to surprise him!

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Thanks for stopping by the SRM Stickers blog today!  Be sure to share your masculine cards with us on our Flickr.  We love to feature our friends and fans on our Facebook with Flickr posts.  

Friday, September 5, 2014

Sweet Teacher Thank You by Cassonda

Hi Everyone! Cassonda Tadlock here sharing with you a quick and easy gift I made for my boss. I recently acquired a new job at a school and decided a cute teacher theme would be fun.  It's the perfect time of year for a sweet treat for a special teacher.

I started with the clear rectangle box and filled it with an entire bag of "unwrapped mini starburst" candies. Doesn't it remind you of those little chicklet gum pieces? 

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Then I wrapped the box with some red gingham ribbon and tied on a sticker from the Say It With Stickers Teacher set with a small piece of Marigold Bakers Twine.

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The border at the bottom is from the Express Yourself School sticker set. I love that the words are on one sticker strip. It wrapped around the box beautifully. I finished off the box with a yellow punched piece and one of the Fancy Sentiments Thanks stickers.

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 The easiest way to get inside the box....slip off the ribbon and open the flap...then the candies just pour right out. :) 

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I hope you're inspired to make your own sweet gift box!  It's great for any time of year, any theme, any holiday.  Just change up the stickers!

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Doily Gift Tags by Lorena

Hey everyone! Lorena Cantó here to share a fun project that not only involves the pretty SRM gold and silver doilies but also making the most from your scraps! 

So here we go...
I made a metallic gift tag set with the SRM doilies, a stamped sentiment and that gorgeous platinum and gold shimmer twine I can't get enough of.

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Here's the how-to: First, you'll need to die cut the tags from cardstock. I used kraft as the base for the gold tags and white for the silver ones. Second, stamp and heat emboss the sentiment in the middle of the tags. I chose a new Waffle Flower Crafts stamp set.  

Now comes the fun part. Adhere a gold doily to kraft cardstock and a silver one to white cardstock. The doilies are super detailed, so I found the best way to adhere all those filigrees was with... (you'll never believe this)... a glue stick!!! I never thought I would use a glue stick again in my crafting. Hello again, kindergarten!

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Once the doilies are adhered to the cardstock, die cut again the tags from those pieces. The die I used allowed me to get two tags from each doily.  Next, trim the top and bottom of the "doily tags" and adhere those pieces to the base tags where you stamped the sentiment.  And because the metallic doilies are so detailed, I didn't want to overdo it, so the only embellishment I used is a tiny die cut heart.  Can you guess where those came from?

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See? After die cutting the tags I was left with two metallic scraps from the middle of the doilies and there was no way I was throwing them away. Look how many tiny hearts I was able to get! I love the texture too. And now I have a bunch of pretty little hearts to use on other projects :)

This project can be replicated in other colors. You can check here all the different SRM doilies you can choose from!

Thanks for stopping by and see you soon!

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

A Big Hello by Cathy H.

Cathy Harper is here with us today to share a fun layered card with some help from her Silhouette Cameo and SRM Stickers.  She cut the Polaroid frame first and embellished it with a border from the We've Got Your Border Thank You set and a black zig zag sticker from the We've Got Your Sticker PLUS/ Thanks set. She then layered this on top of a simple tag, layered next with the diecut  "hello" circle.    

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The stickers from We've Got Your Sticker/ Thanks set were the perfect colors to embellish her card.  As you can see, you can make 4 cards using this sheet.  And there are sentiments and little stitched borders on the sheet as well.

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Cathy layered the pink flower on a piece of patterned paper and backed it with a Teal Scalloped Punched Piece and 3 little banners cut from her Silhouette too.  These new punched pieces are perfect for layering!  Cathy finished her card with the fun yellow flower, a mini clothes pin and a bit of Twinery twine in her favorite color, Caribbean!

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Love when our design team members combine their use of their Silhouette and SRM Stickers and twine.  The results are simply stunning!  Hope that this post inspires you to CASE this idea.  Everyone loves a big hello!
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