Welcome to Tutorial Tuesday and Day Nine of the JustRite Papercraft Release July Release. Today design team member Heidi Blankenship has a wonderful DIY Holiday Charm Tabletop Ensemble to inspire you to decorate your table for the holidays. Plus we have more Christmas Inspiration from the design team.
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Today we are introducing three new stamp sets designed by Amy Tedder - 2 mini cling sets and a fun new background stamp that can be used for any season.
To create the charms I used clear Shrinky Dinks and the large ornament stamp from the CL-02057 Merry Christmas Ornament Cling Stamp.I used four colors of StazOn ink for the charms--Forest Green, Teal Blue, Black Cherry, and Ultramarine. In the video Heidi shows you how to make the charm with the Forest Green StazOn.
The Shrinky Dink plastic is kind of slick so when you stamp carefully lay your block down and then press down firm but gently on the acrylic block so it doesn't slip or move.
Stamping Tip: If the stamp does happen to slip or move and you don't get a crisp image you can apply some StazOn Cleaner to a cotton ball and remove the ink.
To create the die cuts I used Spellbinders S4-401 2013 Heirloom Ornaments. To shrink the Shrinky-Dink, next I pre-heated the toaster oven for 325º. My toaster oven is only used for crafting and I cut a small piece from a craft mat to fit inside the tray for the toaster oven.To bake the image place the die cut on to the craft mat and bake for 1-3 minutes. If you have never used Shrinky Dinks (you should watch Heidi's video) to see the magic happen and what the plastic looks like as it is shrinking. It curls, shrinks and then it will flatten back out. Pretty Cool!
Here you can see what the die cut Shrinky Dink piece looked like before and after. Another thing to remember is that the color of the ink will intensify or become darker after you bake the Shrinky Dink plastic.
Next I wanted to add a little more color to the charm so I turned it over and applied StazOn ink to the backside. I used a cotton ball to apply the ink. After applying the ink set the charms aside for a few minutes until the ink is dry. Here is a close up my finished wine glass charm in StazOn Teal Blue so that you can see the added color.
Here you can see all my wine glass charms.
To create my paper napkin ring I used Spellbinder S5-214 A2 Scalloped Borders Two. This is a great family project as your kids will love watching the images shrink in the toaster oven.
Here is a closeup of my napkin charm.
Here is the top view of my hot cocoa jar - which will be a gift for each of my holiday guest. These would also be perfect for a Christmas Wedding as favors for your guest.
Supply list for DIY Tabletop Charms
Stamps: JustRite® Papercraft CL-02057 Merry Christmas Ornament Cling Stamps
Dies: Spellbinders Paper Arts® S4-401 2013 Heirloom Ornaments, S5-214 A2 Scalloped Borders Two
Paper: Simply Smooth White
Ink: StazOn Forest Green, Teal Blue, Black Cherry, Ultramarine
Accessories: Shrinky Dink -Clear; The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store-May Arts Light Blue Silk Ribbon, Gold Metallic String, ButterBeeScraps-SS12 Clear Flat Back Crystals; Ranger-Glossy Accents; Doily, Red Rhinestones, White Pearls, Silver Charm Rings, Red Napkin, Wine Glass, Small Glass Jar, Cocoa Mix, Toaster Oven
Now on to see what the JustRite Design team created with today's Christmas Release Stamps.
Eva Dobilas created this beautiful Christmas Card using our Retro Sparkle Cling Background Stamp, Merry Wishes Vintage Labels Seven, JustRite Vintage Labels Seven dies paired with Spellbinders Radiant Rectangles.
Marisa Job created this stunning Christmas card using Merry Wishes Vintage Labels Seven, Holly Swirls Background Stamp, Vintage Labels Seven Dies paired with Festive Poinsettia and Spellbinders Layered Poinsettia Dies. For all the details visit Marisa's blog post.
Sheri Holt designed this fun and whimiscal Christmas Card -- to play along with last week's Friday Challenge. Which was to make a Christmas Card with non- traditional colors. Do you have time to join in the fun? Sheri used our Merry Christmas Ornament Cling Stamp and our Retro Sparkle Cling Background Stamp.
Darsie Bruno designed this festive card that could be used for any occasion using the "Thinking of You" sentiment from our Merry Wishes Vintage Labels Seven Clear Stamps our Retro Sparkle Cling Background Stamp.
For this week's Tutorial Tuesday Giveaway one lucky winner will win today's release sets - Merry Christmas Ornament Cling Stamp, Merry Wishes Vintage Labels Seven Clear Stamps, Retro Sparkle Cling Background Stamp and Spellbinders 2013 Heirloom Ornament Dies. Today's question is how many different brands of ink pads do you have in your stash (dies based, pigment, blended ink) and what is currently your favorite go to ink. Remember that you can double your chances of winning by leaving comments here and on Heidi's Video.
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Thanks for stopping by today!! Join us tomorrow for the Day Ten of the JustRite Papercraft July Release.