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How to Make Stamped Holiday Gift Wrap Paper

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Stamped Holiday Gift Wrap Tiffany Windsor

Create your own custom stamped holiday gift wrap for Christmas or any special occasion or holiday. Tiffany Windsor created a custom stamp with craft foam alphabet letters and foamboard to stamp a cheerful greeting on kraft paper. Click to watch Tiffany’s YouTube video tutorial.

Materials

Kraft paper (or brown paper bag or plain newsprint paper)
Craft foam alphabet letters
Foamboard
Ruler
Craft knife
Pencil
Aleene’s Fun Craft Foam Glue
Acrylic paint – white or color of your choice
Brayer or cosmetic sponge (to apply paint to letters)
Wax paper

1. Lay out your alphabet letters to determine size of foamboard needed. Cut piece of foam board 1/4″ larger than measurements.

2. Glue alphabet letters to foamboard keeping in mind that you will need to glue the letters face down so they will appear backwards when looking at the stamp. This way they will stamp right side up. Let glue dry.

3. Squeeze paint onto wax paper. Roll brayer into paint and roll onto letters. (Note: if you are using the self-adhesive alphabet letters, you will need to remove the paper backing from the letters at this step. The letters will be sticky until you apply the paint.)

4. To “season” your stamp, roll one thin coat of paint onto the alphabet letters and let dry for about 10 minutes. Then, roll another coat of paint onto letters.

5. Align and stamp onto paper. Reapply paint and continue to stamp until entire paper is covered with words. Let paint dry.

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Hashtag Heels by Savannah Starr

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 Hashtag Heels Savannah Starr

Savannah Starr transforms plain heels into #hashtagheels with craft foam letters and spray paint. A great way to express your personal style! These heels started out tan and with a quick coat of paint and foam letter stencils, you can strut in style! OMG!

Watch Savannah’s Hashtag Heels YouTube video tutorial!

 

Materials

High heels (color of your choice – this will be the color of the letters)
Black gloss spray paint
Craft foam letters (sticky) – various sizes and lettering
Blue painters tape

1. Remove the paper backing from each letter and press onto shoe. Be sure that all edges of the letters are pressed down firmly so that you get a crisp image.

2. Use tape to protect the inside surfaces of the shoe from overspray. Cover the entire inside with overlapping strips of tape.

3. In a well-ventilated area (preferably outdoors), spray the entire outside of shoes with spray paint. Spray on one light coat. Let dry and spray on another light coat. Let dry completely.

4. Remove craft foam letters to reveal #hashtag words.

5. Remove tape from inside.

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Mixed Media Pamper Spa Jars by EcoHeidi Borchers

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Mixed Media Pamper Jars by EcoHeidi Borchers

EcoHeidi decorates glass jars with paper, beads, wire, sequins, alphabet beads, buttons and more to create pretty mixed media pamper jars. Pretty to display or use for scented bath oils or bath salts. Featured on Cool2Craft TV and Michaels.com.

Watch Heidi’s super cool Mixed Media Pamper Jars YouTube video tutorial!

Materials
Aleene’s Max Tacky Adhesive
Scrapbook paper – floral design
Scissors
Craft knife
Glass bottles with cork stopper
Decorative button
Embellishments – alphabet beads, no-hole beads, seed beads, rhinestones, wire, sequins
Ribbon or raffia

1. Remove cork from bottle. If needed, cut small hole in top of cork with craft knife to fit shank of button.

2. Glue button to top of cork. Set aside to dry.

3. Cut flower design from scrapbook paper.

4. Glue paper to outside of bottle, gently wrapping around rounded edges.

5. Place dabs of glue on floral design and glue embellishments in place on bottle.  Let dry.

6. Wrap ribbon around throat of bottle and knot to hold in place or tie bow. Glue several small embellishments over knot.

7. Return cork to top of bottle.


Embossed Foil Water Bottle Bracelets by Tiffany Windsor

Embossed Foil Water Bottle Bracelets by Tiffany Windsor

Embossed Foil Water Bottle Bracelets by Tiffany Windsor

Tiffany Windsor is creating with the fan favorite Momma Aleene technique of the look of forged metal and combining it with EcoHeidi’s popular water bottles to create embossed words bracelets. Featured on Cool2Craft TV.

Watch Tiffany’s super cool Embossed Foil Water Bottle Bracelet YouTube video tutorial!

Materials:
Aleene’s Super Thick Tacky Glue
Water bottle – smooth sided bottle is best
Scissors
Masking tape
Aluminum foil
Craft foam alphabet letters
Stiff brush to apply glue (or you can use your fingers)
Acrylic paint – black or color(s) of your choice
Cosmetic sponge
Paper towels
Aleene’s Spray Acrylic Sealer – gloss or matte

Embossed Foil Water Bottle Bracelet by Tiffany Windsor 1 Cut bottom off water bottle. To create cutting line, wrap masking tape around bottle.
Embossed Foil Water Bottle Bracelet by Tiffany Windsor 2 Cut along edges of masking tape to create bracelet (or cut outside or inside the masking tape edge to create different bracelet widths.) Once bracelet is cut, remove masking tape.
Embossed Foil Water Bottle Bracelet by Tiffany Windsor 3 Cut foil to approximately 2 times the size you need to cover your bracelet.
Embossed Foil Water Bottle Bracelet by Tiffany Windsor 4 To create texture in foil, scrunch up the foil from side to side. DO NOT roll into a ball!
Embossed Foil Water Bottle Bracelet by Tiffany Windsor 5 Open and scrunch until entire surface of foil is covered with texture. Keep the foil scrunchy – do not flatten all the way.
Embossed Foil Water Bottle Bracelet by Tiffany Windsor 6 Apply self-adhesive alphabet letters to outside of water bottle bracelet.
Embossed Foil Water Bottle Bracelet by Tiffany Windsor 7 Brush glue on outside of bracelet. Be sure to apply glue on top of and all around alphabet letters.
Embossed Foil Water Bottle Bracelet by Tiffany Windsor 8 Wrap foil around bracelet. Cut off excess at overlap and glue ends down.
Embossed Foil Water Bottle Bracelet by Tiffany Windsor 9 Cut edges of foil away leaving enough foil to wrap to inside of bracelet. Apply glue to inside of bracelet and wrap foil around to inside and glue in place.
Embossed Foil Water Bottle Bracelet by Tiffany Windsor 10 Continue to press foil into glue to reveal embossed lettering.
Embossed Foil Water Bottle Bracelet by Tiffany Windsor 11 It is helpful to use the handle end of your brush to continue to press the foil in place around letters and to burnish the foil so that it lays smoothly.
Embossed Foil Water Bottle Bracelet by Tiffany Windsor 12 With cosmetic sponge, dab acrylic paint onto outside of bracelet.
Embossed Foil Water Bottle Bracelet by Tiffany Windsor 13 Use paper towel to wipe away acrylic paint leaving an antiqued effect. If needed, you can reapply paint several times and wipe away to achieve desired effect. Repeat painting and wiping process for inside of bracelet. Let paint dry. If desired, spray entire outside surface of bracelet with gloss or matte sealer.

 


Mixed Media Fabric Eco Journal by EcoHeidi Borchers

Fabric Journal by EcoHeidi Borchers

Fabric Journal by EcoHeidi Borchers

EcoHeidi Borchers stitches up fabric scraps, yarn, felt, playing cards and more to create a fabric journal embellished with Cool2Cast. This is a great way to use up leftover supplies from other projects. Featured on Cool2Craft TV.

Watch EcoHeidi’s super cool Fabric Eco Journal YouTube video tutorial!

 

Materials

Fabric
Cereal box (cardboard)
Paper for journal pages
Aleene’s Fabric Fusion Glue
Yarn
Playing card
Felt
Ribbon and large needle
Sewing machine and thread
Paper punch
Stylus scoring tool
Squeegee (plastic credit card or cardboard)
Scissors
Craft knife
Pencil
Cool2Cast
Alphabet letter tiles

Mixed Media Fabric Eco Journal by EcoHeidi Borchers - 1 Cut two covers 5-1/2″  x 5-1/2″ from cereal box cardboard. Measure in 1/2″ from edge of covers and punch. Space and punch remaining holes evenly.
Mixed Media Fabric Eco Journal by EcoHeidi Borchers - 2 Cut journal pages 5-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.  Measure in 1/2″ along 5-1/2″ edge and punch. Space and punch remaining holes evenly to match journal cover punches.
Mixed Media Fabric Eco Journal by EcoHeidi Borchers - 3 Measure in 1/2″ along punched edge of covers and score with stylus to create a bend line along the journal spine.
Mixed Media Fabric Eco Journal by EcoHeidi Borchers - 4 Cut (or rip) 4 pieces of fabric 7″ square.
Mixed Media Fabric Eco Journal by EcoHeidi Borchers - 5 On one piece of fabric, layout scraps of fabric and felt to create design.
Mixed Media Fabric Eco Journal by EcoHeidi Borchers - 6 Apply Aleene’s Fabric Fusion Glue to back of scraps and squeegee glue to create even coat of glue. Glue scraps in place on fabric. You should be able to move right along to the sewing step even while the glue is still wet. I found it did not gum up my sewing machine needle.
Mixed Media Fabric Eco Journal by EcoHeidi Borchers - 8 On my first scrap, I set my sewing machine to zig zag and stitched a piece of yarn over the fabric scrap.
Mixed Media Fabric Eco Journal by EcoHeidi Borchers - 9 On this piece, I set my sewing machine to straight stitch and I fed the yarn in and looped it back and forth while I stitched.
Mixed Media Fabric Eco Journal by EcoHeidi Borchers - 10 Here’s the finished piece.
Mixed Media Fabric Eco Journal by EcoHeidi Borchers - 11 For my last scrap embellishment, I stitched the felt with a straight stitch.
Mixed Media Fabric Eco Journal by EcoHeidi Borchers - 12 To create the fabric covers, place cardboard on center of fabric and trace with pencil. This will give you a stitching line to follow.
Mixed Media Fabric Eco Journal by EcoHeidi Borchers - 13 Place wrong sides together and stitch along 3 sides. Insert cover into opening and stitch closed. Your cardboard cover is now sandwiched between the two layers of fabric. Repeat for back.
Mixed Media Fabric Eco Journal by EcoHeidi Borchers - 14 Find punched holes in cardboard and poke tip of craft knife through each hole. This will help when you stitch in the next step.
Mixed Media Fabric Eco Journal by EcoHeidi Borchers - 15 Thread ribbon on needle and find top hole. Bring needle and ribbon through back cover, journal paper and front cover.
Mixed Media Fabric Eco Journal by EcoHeidi Borchers - 16 Zig zag with needle and ribbon to create decorative binding. Bring both ends of ribbon to top and tie in bow.
Mixed Media Fabric Eco Journal by EcoHeidi Borchers - 17 Glue alphabet letter in place on felt.
Mixed Media Fabric Eco Journal by EcoHeidi Borchers - 18 Stitch fabric scraps on to playing card.
Mixed Media Fabric Eco Journal by EcoHeidi Borchers - 19 Glue in place.
Mixed Media Fabric Eco Journal by EcoHeidi Borchers - 20 Paint Cool2Cast Heart and glue onto playing card.
Mixed Media Fabric Eco Journal by EcoHeidi Borchers - 21 Two layout examples :)

Aleene’s Bread Dough Alphabet Letters by EcoHeidi Borchers

Aleene's Bread Dough Letters by EcoHeidi Borchers

Aleene's Bread Dough Letters by EcoHeidi Borchers

Using a vintage Aleene’s Bread Dough recipe, EcoHeidi Borchers creates watercolor bread dough alphabet letters. When you want to express a personalized sentiment, create and use these on any of your mixed media projects. Featured on EcoHeidi TV.

Watch EcoHeidi’s fun and easy Bread Dough Alphabet Letters YouTube video tutorial!

Materials:

Bread – white bread – 2 slices for each batch
Aleene’s Easy Flow Tacky Glue
Lemon juice
Cold cream
Corn starch
Measuring spoons
Plastic container to mix in
Craft sticks – to stir
Zip lock bag
Alphabet letter cookie cutters (mine are from Wilton)
Water color paint box with fine tip brush
Acrylic paints – white, yellow
Waxed paper
Rolling pin
Toothpick
Shower to Shower Body Powder

Aleene's Bread Dough Letters by EcoHeidi Borchers - 1 Recipe for Bread Dough:2 slices of white bread with crusts removed and broken into tiny pieces (or use a food processor)
2 Tablespoons Aleene’s Easy Flow Tacky Glue
2 Tablespoons cornstarch
2 teaspoons lemon juice
Dab of cold cream
Aleene's Bread Dough Letters by EcoHeidi Borchers - 2 Place all ingredients from recipe into plastic container.
Aleene's Bread Dough Letters by EcoHeidi Borchers - 3 Using the craft stick, mix the ingredients together.
Aleene's Bread Dough Letters by EcoHeidi Borchers - 4 When mixture has formed a sticky ball, clean hands and then rub hands with a dab of cold cream. Remove the ball of dough from the container. Knead dough in hands until it no longer sticks to your hands and is smooth and pliable.
Aleene's Bread Dough Letters by EcoHeidi Borchers - 5 Place dough into a zip lock bag until ready to use. This is an air dry dough, so only take out what you are using and return excess to the plastic bag.
Aleene's Bread Dough Letters by EcoHeidi Borchers - 6 Cover your work surface with waxed paper. Sprinkle waxed paper and rolling pin with body powder to keep the dough  from sticking.
Aleene's Bread Dough Letters by EcoHeidi Borchers - 7 Cut out desired letters using the cookie cutters. Place letters on a clean piece of waxed paper to dry.
Aleene's Bread Dough Letters by EcoHeidi Borchers - 8 Turn letters occasionally during drying to prevent from curling. Let dry overnight.
Aleene's Bread Dough Letters by EcoHeidi Borchers - 9 To paint the letters with a wash of color, pour a small puddle of water on a piece of waxed paper. Dip brush into water puddle and pull across surface of paint. Dip brush back into water puddle to create a light blue wash of blue. Paint top surface of each letter with blue wash. Paint the edges of each letter with full strength of blue watercolor. Let dry.
Aleene's Bread Dough Letters by EcoHeidi Borchers - 10 Paint each letter (or shape) with blue flowers and green leaves. Let dry.
Aleene's Bread Dough Letters by EcoHeidi Borchers - 11 Dip end of toothpick into yellow acrylic paint and dot into the center of each flower. Dip the other end into white and dot onto the letters around the flowers. Let dry.
Aleene's Bread Dough Letters by EcoHeidi Borchers - 12 Glue letters onto desired surface. Let dry.
Aleene's Bread Dough Letters by EcoHeidi Borchers - 13