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Monday, January 11, 2010

i-top: A New Way to Look at Fabrics

Welcome to our Guest Blogger: Kim HolmesI am always on the lookout for fun things to use to cover the i-top brads & magnets! I shop through rummage sales, recycling centers & thrift stores. The fun terrycloth swatches you see here are perfect – they were found at the local recycling center – the Creation Station. The pile of fun colored fabric? Those were cut from old t-shirts that were saved from the donation bag in our closet! The stretching material works perfectly and makes the brad nice & smooth! I have also saved tulle – netting – felt – and tissue paper from the garbage pile to use in my art.

The i-top has made me look at fabric scraps with a new outlook!

Note: The layout and cards were created with the new Lucy Bird Collection.

50 comments:

HeatherC said...

Kim, these projects are awesome!!! Thank you for opening my eyes to new mediums to use with my I-top. Love this!

Eveline said...

I have loads of fabric scraps from the day I still made clothes for my kids. Love the way the fabric is used on the LO.
Eveline.

mustangkayla said...

Oh, I Just love the look of terry cloth! Thanks for the inspiration...I might have to go go cut up one of DD old sleepers! :)

Becki said...

What a great idea!!!! Love the I top! :)

Kimmie said...

man the more i see this the more i want this tool! Great project

V said...

Oh gosh! I love the fuzzy look the terry cloth gives the brads! How fun!

In case you wanted to know said...

Now THAT, my friends it TOO COOL!!!!! Love it! I can not wait to get one!

Amy S.

Barbara said...

that's cool - didn't know you could use fabric. I'd love to win one!

Kim said...

LOVE the inspiration! I have seen the i top on many blogs and have DROOLED! I would be so TICKLED to win this AWESOME gift! Thank You Imaginisce for the chance! Happy Monday!
Me-Ma Kim

Moira said...

These are adorable! The fuzzy centers make me want to touch them! Haha!

When I first saw this tool... I really didn't think I would want it... but it is now on my "Need" list!!

Vijaya Siddharth said...

That is soooo cute!! I would so love to win this!!! It would be like so awesomeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!! I will probably faint and fall off my chair!! I am in so love with you guys!! stamps,paper,i-top, everything is sooooo amazing!! In this world of recession..looks like your products are going to help the economy!! I am already looking at all the accesories I can get if I win this:D

Katrina said...

OMG!!!! I want an I top now!!!!!! These are soo soo soo cute!!!!!!!

calonghorn said...

these are adorable!

Bella said...

Those flowers centers are fab!! I definately have been wanting an I top for awhile now!!

Drika said...

great idea!! Cant wait to have my I-top to play!!!

CherrieScraps said...

this is REALLY cool - I love the fuzzy look!!

Cari said...

I love this Kim!!!! SO amazing!!

Jennifer Hansen said...

I will definitely have to try that!

Melissa said...

Very cute stuff! I love the ideas for this tool! I got it for Christmas and have been loving what I've been making!

I really can't wait to start making magnets! And a very cute new paper line!

Thebug415 said...

Oh I love this. Will have to try these with fabrics!

java diva said...

Terry? Love that!! I love fabric as much as paper.

Helen said...

Those are so cute!! I'd love an I-Top!
helran@bellsouth.net

Melis said...

What a great idea! I love how the fabris looks, especially the example with the flowers. I'm dreaming of an i-Tooooop (sing it to White Christmas) LOL!

Mryia said...

What a fantastic idea! Seeing all those different textures on the project is really cool! I will definitely be making some fabric covered flowers centers like these!

Kim said...

These are great ideas. I can't wait to get one.
My local store is always out.

Amy said...

I am totally loving those fabric covered brads for the flowers. Such awesome ideas!! Now I really want an I-Top!!

Susie said...

What an incredible idea ! In the world of scrapbooking where everyone is looking to add the special fiber to their layout....what better way to add that unique embellishment ~! This is definiatley a tool I want to add to my scrapbook room ! I will look at roaming through the thrift stores in a whole new light. Thanks for sharing this wonderful idea.

pattiwest said...

Kim...your brads are over the top adorable!!! Love 'em!! I so need an I top tool. :)

karen said...

What an AWESOME idea! We are always throwing away fabric samples at work, now I have a great way to use them. If I only had an Itop... ;-)

Victoria said...

I love fabric brads!

'DOAÇÃO DE FOTOS said...

Awesome idea! I was just telling my husband this weekend that I woulod like this tool and couldn't wait to see how fabric worked with it! Love it! Hopefully I'll get it for a Valentine gift:)

Emily said...

Cute! I would so love to have an itop!

MEMORIAS EN PAPEL said...

Waooo!!! this is a lovely LO, I would like to have one itop, good luck for you all and for me lol

Samantha T. said...

Very cute! Love your creativity.

scrappinqueen1 said...

Cute idea!! I love fabric so this is right up my alley! I've been wishing for the I-Top tool for a loooooong time!

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

Great layout Kim!!!

Laura said...

Love those flowers Kim, you're rocking the I-top!

scraptiffany.com said...

Super cute Kim!! The texture that the fabric adds is fabulous!
~Tiffany~

Shasta said...

Very cool, love the terry cloth ones!

Jessica said...

very cute!

Michelle said...

Wow! So many ways to add texture and dimension without $$$ on the shopping list! I can't wait to get one!

Aphra said...

LOVE these, Kim! I'll be hanging on to my scraps or cutting off a little piece before I toss them. My wheels are a-turning! Thanks for sharing!

Betsy said...

What a cute idea!! I love the "fuzzy" flowers!!!!

Teresa Jaye said...

How adorable is that! Love the fabric brads!
Would love to win and itop!

mica said...

Those fabric covered brads are adorable!! They are making the flowers extra cute and giving the projects very cozy, warm feel.

andreaancich said...

i love how those terrycloth ones look!
so fun!
great layouts lady!

Rachel said...

What a gorgeous layout - love what you've done with the fabric and the i-top - I definitely need one of those!

tazkar said...

That looks so cool, I can imagine making my own button tops.

d'Dragon said...

This is so cool & very "green" - great idea, using fabric from clothing no longer worn or in the rag bag!

Alienka said...

Cool idea and great looking :)

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