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Tuesday, August 31, 2010

i-rock Templates: Learn to Make Your Own

Everyone loves our i-rock templates, we know because we keep selling through them and having to bring in more. Stores are telling us these are among the best selling item in their stores. Everyone loves a something they can use over and over again and have cute designs. Imaginisce actually has three different designs currently. We are working on next designs for next year. Be sure to keep reading to see how you can create your own or win one!! 
Here's what the end result of the template design looks like when you remove it and  the gems are left behind...beautiful don't you think?


The following pillow and card designs used the Swirl Templates to create the beautiful flourish pattern on them. The great thing about our templates is they're made from a HEAT RESISTANT material so that you can touch it with your i-rock tool and not melt the material.

Another Tip: In stead of leaving the template in place and dropping each stone in and setting it inside the holes of the template, you can simply mark where the holes were with a pencil and go back and add the stones of your choice.

We've had tons of requests for more templates and we're working on some amazing designs hopefully to release for next year. But in the meantime, we've got a couple great ideas from our cute friend over at PinkCricut. She created two videos showing you how to create your own templates. 

The first video shows you how to use your Crop-A-Dile hole punch to create your template. Here's a template design we worked up for you so you could try this technique out yourself. Click on the image to make it larger and open in new window and right click on it to save it to your computer to print (you can resize it too). Enjoy!!


 You could also use one of my favorite tools to for this same technique. Some call it a Japanese Screw Punch and others call it an Anywhere Hole Punch. Simply print out your design and punch holes along the lines to create your gem pattern. 


The second video shows those of you that have a Gypsy and Cricut how to easily create your own template from designs you have stores on your Gypsy. I've tried this and loved how amazing the designs turned out when I was finished.

FREE STUFF: 
Let us know which of the PinkCricut videos you think you'll try and we'll giveaway one of our Template Kits and a new i-rock tool. Be sure to leave Sarah a comment so she knows you stopped by to check out her videos!! We'll announce all winners from previous weeks each Monday.

135 comments:

jayma15 said...

I'll be using the non-gypsy version, since I don't have one...I think this seems so simple, in my head, so we'll see how it turns out!! lol

spunkygirl61@hotmail.com

Rhonda Miller said...

Since, I don't have a Gypsy or a Cricut, I would have to go with the hole punch idea. What a great idea to make your own template.

Michelle said...

Since I don't have the big bite (I watched Pink Cricut video earlier today) or the cricut..I would probably use my anywhere hole punch..or my BG templates. I can't wait to get my hands on the iRock..I am asking my DH for one for Christmas.

creative patti said...

I would use the cricut, since I love using it for just about everything. I do however like the non-gupsy version. Great video and giveaway. I love the I-Rock tool!!
pattig161@yahoo.com

Celeste said...

I will be trying it with my cricut.... Thank you so much for the chance to win an IRock.... I just love her blog... I visit on a daily basis...

ChocolateDrop said...

i would use my cricuit... i love the i rock... so cool!

Ashleigh said...

I will prob be trying both! I love Sarah at Pink Cricut. Shes got some amazing ideas!

aecopenhaver at gmail dot com

Heather B. said...

I don't have a Gypsy so I'd use that one. I've got an iRock on my Christmas list for sure!!

ScrappyScavenger said...

I will be drawing w my Cricut and using mt Crop a Dile! Great ideas, PinkCricut is awesome talent,please keep the tools in her hands to continue inspiring us all!

Ashley A. said...

So easy peasy!! Thanks for sharing Sarah and Imaginisce! I will be trying the Cropadile version.. great tips!

Ashley

uberartist@hotmail.com

Samantha T. said...

Very cool ideas. I have a Silhouette, so I think I'll be adapting the Gypsy version!

craftymom205 said...

Not sure which one, but I don't have a gypsy or a crop-a-dial so maybe the punch.

April said...

How cool! I think I'll definitely try the Crop-A-Dile one...super easy! Thanks for the tips. ;)
- April W

Kelly Massman said...

I did go over and watch the video! Cool. I have the Big Bite so that is another use for it!!
Thanks!

The Scrapbooking Queen said...

Since I not bless yet to own a Gypsy I would use the crop a dail method its the best choice for me.. Sarah over at Pink Cricut has shown both ways perfectly in her videos

The Scrapbooking Queen

Liz said...

I will try both, but I like the simplicity of the non-gypsy/cricut version. Thanks for sharing!
craftylizard@gmail.com

{VICKI} said...

the crop a dile is the way i would go

Michelle said...

i'll be trying both..
but have to say..i LOVE that hole punch!
as much as i love current technology..sometimes the old fashioned stuff s SO appealing!
TFS!
michelle

Eric said...

well since i love both those products im going to try both!!!

thanks

stratus2134@aol.com

Vicki said...

No gypsy. I'll try the hole punch.

It's Jenn! said...

What a wonderful idea! I recently purchased an i-rock but my LSS was out of templates, so it's just been sitting there....waiting for me. I really like how simply the punch version is and will probably give this a try TODAY now that I can! Thanks so much for this!

Court said...

I have both the Gypsy and the Crop-a-dile, but I think I will use the Crop-a-dile method. It looked so easy!

scrapaholicjen said...

Great idea! I think I will be trying the cropadile method!
qtme2003 at yahoo dot ca

AJ said...

If I had the I Rock I would follow the Gypsy instructions to create a template with my cricut! Thanks for sharing Sarah's great videos and the giveaway!

carrie said...

I would try the hole punch. Thanks for the ideas!

Beth said...

I would probably use the gypsy one and the cropadile method. Very cool!

Beth
bimidd@yahoo.com

Mrs.Debbie said...

Thanks for a chance to win I can't find the I Rock around sold out I really want one.

Debbie

MeganLynn said...

Great idea to make your own templates im going to try the gypsy cricut method first and then maybe the cropadile method.
MLynn2@gmail.com

*Star said...

I will be trying it with my crop-o-dile. Thanks for the chance to win. :) Have a great day.

star24601 at gmail dot com

Elle said...

Sarah's videos are excellent! ...but since I don't have a Gypsy, Crop-a-dile, or Japanese screw punch .... I would use my silhouette die cutter and make my own template in Illustrator. I want an I-Rock soooo badly!!

Cammie said...

I think the hole punch one with crop a dile looks the easiest

Martine said...

that was a great tutorial! I don't have a Cricut, but I'll definitely be trying the crop-a-dile version!!

Vera said...

How cool! I will give this a try with the Crop-a-dile. Love the video!

Cookie said...

I saw the i-rock @ micheals and fell in love. It looks so cool. I would love to use it with my gypsy

Tara said...

I really like the new template with the crop-a-dile. What great ideas!

TeacherMom said...

Ohhhhhh great prize!! I will be using the Gypsy version as I do everything with my Gypsy Girl!! I love the I-Rock and look forward to using it even more now that I have some more ideas up my sleeve. Thanks Imaginisce and PinkCricut!!!!!

scrapperbecka said...

YAY!!! I will try the hole punch one as I do not have a Gypsy.

Denise said...

Love It.. I will be trying all of these.. I also love the fact of video's. I learn so much better with them!! Thanks to both of you for doing this!!! :=)

Rebekah said...

Definitely going to try the non gypsy video seeing as I don't have one :-) Great job on the videos sarah!!

calbekah@aol.com

Jodi said...

I think I am going to try the cricut version by adapting it to use with my silhouette. Thanks for the inspiration.

xxsquigglesxx said...

I like the idea with the cropadile since I actually have one of those and I don't have a gypsy.

xxsquigglesxx(at)gmail(dot)com

Dawn said...

I would love to say how exciting that you had Sarah on as a guest today, she is such a sweetie!
I would choose to do the crop o dile method because I don't own a gypsy yet.

Kristina said...

OMG! I love the Big Bite version! I have one of those (and a Gypsy) and I will be trying the Big Bite version TODAY as soon as it is nap time n my house!!! Love the helpful videos!!

Kristina
kristina@thyerzoo.com

scrappin_3rdeeschik said...

Oh My Gosh How do I love bling. Let me count the ways.I have seen this tool but wasn’t sure how to use it. The Pink Cricut's big bite video was very informative.
Thanks
scrappin_3rdeeschik@yahoo.com

Lesabe said...

I love what Sarah creates.... I am dying to try it, just need the i rock. I think when I can I will use the crop a dile. Seems to easy =)

(LaTonya) Lady and A Laptop said...

I love the crop a dile tutorial. I have it and barely use it. Now I can put it to better use.

juli (sweetpz) said...

I'd probably try the hole punch one...great ideas!
thanks
juli

Amy said...

Great tutorials!! I saw Sarah's video with the Gypsy version a little while ago. I really want to try that one out. I also like the way you can use some other supplies for the templates....I have lots of flourish stamps. Thanks for sharing!!

Connie said...

I think I would use the non-gypsy idea. I would probably just draw out my own design and add to that!! Do love the videos.

Manhattan Mandie said...

I will be using my anywhere punch! I have Design Studio (not a Gypsy yet) and I'm not patient enough to make the circles like that :) In fact, I'm going to try those today!!!

Joli said...

Love the videos!!!!!
TFS!

Sandra said...

I watch all of the videos over at PinkCricut - lots of inspiration over there!
Sandra

joni said...

Great ways to use our products!!! I don't have the gypsy but I do have the Big Bite and Sarah's tutorial was really easy to follow!

scrappyone said...

The cropadile method. Thanks

LUV2SCRAP said...

I'll be trying the Gypsy version and the cropadile one too they are very cool tips. Thanks for the chance to win one :)

Good Luck Ladies!

Maureen Reiss said...

I think I would try the first one. W/ the Crop-a-dile. That one looks managable for me. lol Thanks for the chance to win

SusieScrapper said...

I'll be trying both the Gypsy and the Cropadile versions, love them both.

Thanks for the great giveaway!

Ms. Jen said...

I'm defintely gonna be using the crop-a-dile one! Thanks for the tip!

scrappin_in_AK said...

I will be using the anywhere hole punch since I don't have the other tools.

Melissa said...

Thankfully, my sister has a Cricut and a Big Bite, so I'm going to try this out on both. Thanks for the tip!

Mary Pat Siehl said...

i loved the first video. i have punches that can do this! thanks!

Sarah said...

I love the non-gypsy idea! I can't wait to get an Irock!

Jill P said...

Thanks for the chance to win & the great idea for making the templates! I have looked everywhere for them!

Rebecca said...

I dont have a Gypsy, but I'd definitely love to give the Big Bite tutorial a try :)

lovemypaper said...

Love the video I will have to try this out!

Melissa D. said...

Once I actually am able to get the i-rock, I plan on putting that Crop-a-dile template idea to good use! Great ideas!

GlendaLea said...

Loved the video, hope I can make my own patterns! Looks exciting!

Drayia said...

I will be trying to make my own templetes with my hole bunch. Love the idea that I could make my own and that the iTouch tool looks so easy to use. I NEED one of these it is going on my wishlist!

Janette said...

I like the Big Bite version, seems doable to me!

Nicole Laird said...

Hey!! I have that "Hello Summer" card now!! :0) I feel semi-famous!! lol

monica said...

i like the video......hope I can make my own patterns

gypsykate said...

the Big Bite version is the one for me, such an easy tutorial to follow too, its really well done

Scrapycandy said...

I am definitely doing this with my Crop a dile...Thank you for the inspiration!

teachU14 said...

I just got a gypsy so I'm going to try that method first. BTW... Sarah is awesome!

Blingdazzler said...

I LOVE Sarah's blog and I follower her on facebook! :) I also LOVE my Gypsy so I would definitely use it to make an iRock template!!

Kim Hudson
kd_hudson@msn.com

Deborah said...

I'll be using the non-gypsy version, since I don't have one!!

debevans at bellsouth dot net

ruth said...

I would definitely try the cropadile one since I don't have a cricut or anything like that. :)

Tonie Scarano said...

I will be using my any where hole punch... Love the irock, just can't find it anywhere...... It's always sold out.
Thank for the chance to win one !!!


Tonie.Scarano@bigpond.com

Jean said...

So so cool!! Wow! Wonderful ideas!

Brittney said...

Definitely the hole punch. How cool!

Katrina said...

What a brilliant idea!!! I don't own a cricut or gypsy so will be using the hole punching method :) Thanks for the pattern too, it's going to be great fun making these!!!!!

~*Jen*~ said...

The Cricut one because I am always looking for great ways to use it :D Thanks!

Liz said...

i would use the 1st video :)

Nannie of 3 said...

Since I don't own a Gypsy, yet, I will use the crop a dile video. I love the pillow idea for something different. I want an iRock SOOOO badly, but can't ever seem to find one. I'd really like to see it in "real life" action beforehand too, but I already know that I NEED it. ;D

Denise said...

I will definitely try using with my crop-a-dile!

Christine aka blankiefinder said...

I would use the Crop-a-Dile video, I usually work better when I can 'do it myself' :) Love the pillow, and love the idea of making my own templates!!

Jos said...

I am going to try the cropidile first and hope that I can find and Iroc somewhere to buy. They either aren't carried here or are sold out. I am having a tough time. Lol
Maybe I will get lucky and win one. Lol.

Carol E. said...

Since I don't have a gypsy I will be trying the Crop-a-dile version..Thaks for sharing this..another thing I will have to try..
cjtj199@hotmail.com

Kelly Sas said...

Thanks for the great ideas and videos! I love the my Crop a dial and I know I can do this. Would still love more stencils from Imaginesce but until then thanks for all your inspiration.

Missy said...

I would love to have an i-rock and try making my templates with my Cricut!! I have been trying to get my hands on one!!

Precious Memories Scrapbooking & More said...

I would try either the non gypsy and/or the cricut version. Fingers crossed to win, thanks for the chance. Staci

Marionment said...

Since I don't have a gypsy yet, I will try and use the Crop-a-dile version. Thanks for the great video.

María Castillo said...

I love the crop- a- dile tutorial!! Love to have one of this tools, crossing my fingers!! Thanks for the chance to win, María

Deb said...

I enjoyed the videos. The one I would try is the Crop-A-Dial since I don't have a Gypsy yet.

HappyExpressions said...

Great videos! I really like that there are so many ways to make a template.I have deciede I will go with the gypsy. I would love to win the irock, it would be so much fun to play with. Thanks for the chance to win.

Marey said...

I think I'll go with the gypsy. Thanks for a chance to win.

Rachel said...

I think I will go with the Gypsy method. I love usong it to come up with new things and this is a great idea to try. Thanks for the chance to win.

Cricut Chick said...

I will have to try it the Gypsy way first. What a great idea...Thank you Sarah:)
Cricut Chick
www.cricutchick.com

Lovebug Creations said...

I think I would try both...But since I'm a cricut addict and I love my gypsy that'll be the first I try! Thanks for another chance to win this awesome tool and thanks to Sarah for these great videos!!! :)

Pamk said...

I'll check them both out but probably use the first one. great idea.

NANA R NASSAR said...

I'd use my Cricut...it would be an amazing union! xoxoxo

aussiescrapper said...

How awesome are those tutes, I would use my trusty hole punch as I don't have the other devices, this was awesome thanks. Melxx

Monica Flores said...

Great idea!!! I will be using the gypsy technique! I can't wait to get started. Thanks for the inspiration!!!

Monica

www.simplycricutting.blogspot.com

sucor said...

Sarah's video's are great! I would use the Crop-a-Dile version. Thanks for the chance to win.

Angel said...

I will be trying the Gypsy video. I don't own a crop-a-dile. So not an option for me. Thanks for the giveaway. I hope I win.

Heather said...

I'd have to try the gypsy way since I just got my gypsy!
ra6352 (at) gmail (dot) com

thatgirl48316 said...

I will be using my Gypsy for sure!!! Just another great way to use it!!

Whitloli said...

I think I'll try it with my Big Bite - I had never thought to use it that way! Sarah is so incredibly creative! Thanks! whitloli

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

I have heard so much about this Gypsy--must give it a try! I love the anywhere punch--so fun! Thanks for all the videos!

pattyk said...

I think I'll try the non gypsy .thanks for the chance to win and all your hard work .

Paula Puckett said...

I've been wanting to try something new and I think this would be a great addition to add to my cards! Looks easy to do, and let's face it, that's my kind of project!! Thanks so much for the videos! I learn so much coming to this site!!

brandy c said...

i like the non-gypsy version! what a wonderful giveaway!!

brandyj1121 @ hotmail dot com

Kristin said...

I'm going to try the non-Gypsy version, since I don't own a Gypsy (yet)!

Sharon said...

I like the crop-a-dile video

fong33 said...

Great ideas on the videos! I think I will try both the crop-a-dile and cricut techniques shown in the videos.

Karen Pinsonat said...

I love the idea of making my own template with the cricut. Now if I only had an iRock....
;-)

Stamp with Sandy said...

I will most definitely try the Gypsy/Cricut idea. I love to find new ways to use these machines.

Thanks for the wonderful ideas!

Sandy

Elizabeth said...

I tried commenting yesterday but it was blocked at work..UGH!!
I love all of the techniques, I do have a cricut but not a gypsy. I do have other ways to make templates but not the time so buying them is the easiest for me, now to just get an i-rock tool and I am all set :)

Kathy White LR AR said...

I would use the big bite... I-Rock looks like fun!

GrannyCharlotte said...

Both techniques look great, but I think I will try using my Big Bite to do one. Thanks for sharing.

Brenda said...

I would so love to try this. I've been to our local Michaels and everytime I am there they are sold out. Oh well, when it's my time to get one it'll be there. I would use the anywhere hole punch idea since I also don't have the gypsy :( thanks for sharing

JANLYNN said...

I have a Crop-A-Dile but not a Gypsy so I will be useing the Crop-A-Dile. I am so excited to find this video for this technique. thanks for shareing it. The I-rock is on my wish list but the Hobby Lobby where I live doesn't have it and Michael's is 100 miles away.

Minta's Creations said...

I'm going to try it with the cricut or the gypsy since I haven't put it to too much use yet. Thanks so much for the chance to win.
Minta

mintab@gmail.com
http://mintascreations.blogspot.com/

Linda said...

I would do the Crop-A-Dile technique. Her design looks fantastic.

QueenbeeX4 said...

Wow totally cool, I totally want an iRock!!!!! Sarah makes any crafts stuff enjoyable ..... U rock Sarah
*Emmy*
cricutmama2four@gmail.com

Denise said...

I Love this idea, love the i rocks. I think the gypsy has my name on it for a template. Thanks for an genius concept...
dlwcaspell@gmail.com

moloneyat said...

I don't have a cricut, crop-a-dile or i-rock tool but definitely plan on improvising on Sarah's clever idea. I will try making my own flourish template with my Fiskars eyelet punch set as it has three different sized holes then stick on my rhinestones for bling.
Thank you for the chance to win an i-rock tool!!!
... I might get lucky and get to try my template out using the i-rock :)
TracyM #6773

Deborah said...

I'd like to try the Crop-a-Dile version. It seems like it would be a simpler way to make them. However, I don't have an I-rock yet. My scrapbook store finally got some in and immediately sold out of them before I could get one! )-:

Patti B said...

I will probably use both but the gypsy most. Still trying to get an I=rock hope to have it soon.

Nicole W. said...

OOH! I just got a crop-a-sile and this is another great way to use it. AWESOME!

Jennifer said...

Hi,

I enjoyed PinkCricut's video on the Big Bite!!! :) I think I'll give it a try...

Jennifer

Colleen said...

Since I don't own the gypsy yet, I will of course be trying the Cropadile version. It looks so easy and fun to do. I have a feeling that my 10 year old could do this. How she would love to have this tool so that she could bling out her older sisters hand me down jeans. (She won't wear them because the are boy jeans, no bling on them. The I-rock could save me a ton of money.

Sherry F said...

I love the tutorials. I'll be using the crop-a-dile big bite version. What a great way to create some "bling" on my projects.

AnneMaflan said...

Great video tutorials! I have all of the tools used in them and in this post, so I'll try each of the methods to see which one will work best for me.

TFS, and thanks for doing such a cool giveaway!

JennyKozar said...

I like both but think I will try the non-gypsy one first. Love my Irock and this will definitely help to create even more designs.

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