Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Modern Wedding Favors with Heat Transfer Vinyl by Emma

Greetings, fellow crafty people!  Emma here today to share an awesome idea for wedding favors with a twist, of course using SRM supplies.

When my husband and I got married 14 years ago, Pinterest didn't exist (I know, the horror!)  So, this kind of inspiration for cool and modern wedding accessories only appeared in expensive bridal magazines.  At the time, although I longed to create something like that on the glossy pages, it seemed very out of reach.  Well, not any more!

SRM stocks these amazing fabric bags, which are perfect for all kinds of embellishments.  For this project, I'm using a cool metallic orange heat transfer vinyl.  

My wedding favors are going to contain tea bags, as I thought it was a fun theme.  I cut the vinyl with my Silhouette Cameo machine and applied it to the fabric bag.  The font I used was called 'Sign Painter', and the swirls were available in the Silhouette Design Space software.  (Remember to flip your design to a mirror image before cutting!  Otherwise the letters will be back-to-front when you apply the design..)

So, of course my wedding was a while ago now, but maybe one day I'll get to use some of these crafty ideas for one of our children's weddings.  It's certainly fun to create things and share them with you!

Happy crafting!

~~ Emma ~~

Metallic orange heat transfer vinyl
Silhouette Cameo / Design Space
Craft iron


Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Textile Foil on Wood by Karen

Hello!  Karen joining you today with something very addictive! 
It's so fun when I get my box of goodies from SRM Stamps. Recently, as part of the Design Team, I was sent some textile foil. I'm new to textile foil, but was excited to discover different ways to add some shimmer and shine to my projects.

Today I'm sharing this wood plaque project using textile foil and EasyWeed Adhesive.  Watch this video to see how I created this project and what I did when it didn't turn out quite as expected. 

I love how this project turned out and I learned a lot in the process. I also love that I was able to use this wood plaque that has been sitting for quite some time, just waiting for sparkly inspiration.

For this project, I used:

Monday, March 19, 2018

James 1:17 Bible Margins Journaling by Christine

One of my favorite Bible Verses is James 1:17 - how perfect is it that one of my favorite Bible Journaling Margins to date also includes that verse?  Christine joining you today with a journaling piece featuring the Bible Margins Rejoice stamps.

I incorporated several additional stamps and some mixed media into this piece as well.  

To create my background I combined Distress Oxides along the edge with splatters of mist in a coordinating color.  Then I began to stamp!  Along the border I stamped with one of the stamps from Bible Borders. I love that cross one! I used the Just Believe Stamp to create additional flowers and then doodled some leaves of my own using the Black  Le Pen.

I colored in my stamps using simple brush markers and that's it! Not complicated but still a beautiful piece to reflect on as I read James!  

Friday, March 16, 2018

Faith Cards by Melanie

Hello! Melanie here today and I am sharing a couple of cards I made using the new Bible Margins Love Clear stamps.

These stamps are wonderful for stamping in Bible margins or for bookmarks, too. I used a masking technique to just use a portion of the stamps for my cards. I used a small sticky note to cover the part of the stamp I wasn't going to put on the card. Then I inked the stamp. After removing the sticky note, I could stamp the portion with ink onto the paper.

 By using the same basic overall design for both cards, I was able to complete them rather quickly. I varied the patterned papers and width of the strips.

 The Sticker Stitches are probably my #1 go-to product by SRM. I use them all the time. For these cards, the dot stitch was a perfect way to anchor the sentiment banner to the card.

Wishing you a "LOVE"-ly day! :)

SRM Products used:

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Spring Cards by Angie

Hello SRM friends and fans! Angie here today to share some spring card inspiration. I love using SRM's bags as envelopes and decorating them too!

One of my favorite stamp sets from SRM is the Just Believe set. I used the stamps from that set on both of my cards.  It is a religious themed stamp set but by looking at my cards, you would never know that. That is one reason why I love SRM's stamp sets--they are so versatile. 

I also used the XXX stamp from the BIG Love stamp set to give my cards a stitched look. The XXX stamp is one long strip but I cut mine down so I could have just three stamps. 

I stamped and fussy cut both butterflies, one of the flowers and the leaf stem. I also stamped one of the other flowers on the pink tag. 

To color the butterflies on the thank you card, I used the watercolor pencils. Just simply add your color and then spread it around using a water brush. 

I used SRM's awesome labels by the dozen on both cards. Those labels have so many uses. They can be used on cards, scrapbook layouts, tubes or even for labeling stuff in your kitchen!! SRM also has many colors of jute twine. I used light pink jute on both cards. 

As you can see, I also used two awesome bags from SRM as cute 'envelopes' for my cards. Have you checked out the selection of bags? Go ahead and have a look. I used the embossed chevron glassine bag and the lime green stripe bag.

I hope you enjoy the ways that I incorporated spring on my everyday type of cards.

Thanks for stopping by the SRM blog!!

Other products used:

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Personalized h2O to go with SRM Vinyl

Hello Everyone!  
Shanna here today with a quick and easy project that can be used every day!  

Everyone knows that you *should* drink plenty of water everyday.  An efficient way to help that along is to keep a water bottle with you.  I have a teenage daughter that is actually really good about her water intake, but she takes a bottle everywhere with her!  She was in need of an "updated" bottle from the beat up one she has been lugging around for some time now. She is currently very into astronomy and constellations, so that's how this design was born!  SRM's dishwasher safe vinyl made this personalized project a breeze! I cut the design out on my Silhouette Cameo and will link to the file below! 

Some tips I have picked up along the way:
  • Remember the thicker the font/design--the more adhesive that there is to adhere to the blank
  • Be sure the surface is fully cleaned of debris--rubbing alcohol is a great tool to remove oily residue from fingerprints and such.
  • Pull transfer tape up slowly--or risk stretching the vinyl out of shape :(
Supplies used:
SRM Vinyl - Gold dishwasher safe
SRM Vinyl- transfer tape
Silhouette Cameo
Silhouette Store design #132011
Water Bottle

 I hope you enjoyed my project!  
What do you want to personalize next??

Until next time,

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Easter Mason Jar Centerpiece by Jenn

Hello, Jenn back again! This time with an Easter centerpiece/gift idea using everyones favorite (well at least mine)...mason jars! These are quick cute centerpieces that can be made in next to no time with just a few SRM sticker essentials.

To start I am using a quart sized mason jar, I filled mine with Easter grass, jelly beans, and a chocolate bunny. Now comes the fun part...I chose to decorate with a scrap of fabric to cover the lid, and a sweet bow out of jute twine. Using a few Easter stickers I decorated the outside of the jar. I also though it would not only make a cute centerpiece but also a gift to give, so I created a tag using SRM stickers and markers.

I hope you enjoy this sweet festive idea may it bring a little joy to your Easter table. Till next time stay creative and keep sharing your fantastic ideas over on social media using #srmstickers #srmpress. Follow me on Instagram @creativegurl85 for more creative ideas

SRM products used:

Monday, March 12, 2018

Textile Foil Cards & Video Using Laser Printer and Laminator by Karen

Hello!  Karen joining you today.  I've been having a great time discovering different ways to use the new textile foils from SRM. Today I'm sharing some of my favorites. 

To make these cards, I found free online images and imported them into a (Word) document. There I resized them and recolored to make sure they would print out dark and black. I printed each image onto card stock using a laser (toner) printer. It is key that the image prints with toner ink (not an inkjet printer).   

I then ran my image with foil covering it through my personal laminator. The heat of the laminator adhered the foil only to the printed image. After a short cooling off, I simply peeled the foil away to leave the shiny image.

I'll walk you through it in this process video. But I have to warn you, though, you may become addicted to this easy and quick foil application technique!

Thanks for watching - I hope you are inspired to use textile foil in your projects!

Friday, March 9, 2018

Easter Bunny Gift Bags by Giorgia

Hello SRM friends, Giorgia here.
Today I have for you an idea for cute Easter gifts for kids. You can also make this DIY with your kids to have fun together, it is not complicated at all.

Turn SRM kraft paper bags into the cutest bunny butt ever!

To create the bunny ears you need to cut a deep V shape at the top of the paper bag. 
Now fill your bag with Easter chocolates and hot glue the pom pom towards the bottom of the bag to make a bunny tail. Then tie your bag at the base of the ears with bakers twine or jute twine and add a gift tag decorated with SRM Easter stickers.
So cute and easy! 

Until next time,
ciao, Giorgia. 
SRM products used 

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Textile Foil Tank Top by Samantha

Hello! Samantha here today, and I'm so excited to be sharing my latest obsession with you: DIY t-shirts. SRM released a lot of new heat transfer material (including foil and glitter) last month and I am having so much fun creating with it. Today I have this textile foil tank top to share.

If you have a digital die cutting machine (like a Cricut or a Silhouette Cameo) the possibilities are endless! Since I coach my son's baseball team, I went with RV (the abbreviation our city) and Baseball, but Baseball Mom would be really cute, too!

The textile foil is a 2 step process. First, you heat apply your image to your shirt with Easy Weed Adhesive, which gives you a clear glue print of your image on your shirt. Second, you heat apply your Textile Foil in one of 18 colors over your adhesive image. 

 Textile foil not only gives your image a cool metallic shine, but also a flecked vintage look. I can't wait to rock this shirt come baseball season! 
What sport do you need a custom shirt for?