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Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Tool Extravaganza - Heather


Our Design Team continue to inspire us with their talent and creativity!

Today we have Heather Leopard sharing some fabulous creations that she made using the cutting mat, Little Snips, i-rock Mini Iron and the i-top 2.0.

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No doubt about it, Imaginisce has some of the BEST tools on the market and I love that they are always adding to their collection. Way before I was an obsessed scrapbooker I would dabble with sewing, usually making outfits for my then toddler girl. I kind of got away from it as she got older so when we were asked to create anything we wanted using Imaginisce tools, I immediately gravitated to my fabric stash.

Cup Koozie
Down here in Texas we drink a lot of sweet tea. My family loves the sweet tea from our Keurig machine. We make it using their Brew over Ice cups, which look fine but I wanted to dress mine up a little so I made this cup koozie.


I cut the fabric using the new cutting mat. Have you seen the cool design of it? I also used the snippit scissors but the rotary cutter would work great too. I made a pattern, which can be downloaded from my blog, and cut the fabric. I cut two strips of fabric from the pattern and a third using felt for the inside. I also cut strips to use for ruffles on the top and bottom.
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Before I sewed it together, I covered a medium button daddy with coordinating fabric using my i-top 2.0. I hand stitched it to the fabric and then sewed the pattern and ruffles together, adding twine to the opposite end from the button.
Once it was all stitched together, I wrapped it around the cup, tying it around the button. My ice tea glass is not so boring anymore!


Bag Tags/Key Fobs
My original idea for this next project was to create a key fob for my keys but I just got back from a trip to London and realized I really needed a set of bag tags for my luggage. I’m sure you know all how hard it is to find your luggage when they all look alike. As I was creating mine it dawned on me that my girls could use new tags on their back packs so made them some as well.
To make these, I used the new cutting mat and snippits again. I simply cut different shapes from fabric and felt and cut out our initials. I stitched the initials to one side of the fabric before stitching it all together so that the outline of the initial would show on the back of the tag. I added the loop to the inside of the fabric and then stitched it all together.



Thanks for stopping by today.
Make sure to head over to my blog to download the cup koozie pattern and see some stepxstep photos.


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GIVEAWAY:
This month we're going to do something a little different with our Giveaways!

At the end of the month we will randomly select 3 lucky winners from all the monthly posts (so make sure you leave a comment everyday!).
Each winner will win an Imaginisce Tool package.

Prize #1:
i-rock tool & accessories, i-rock LED lighted tweezers, pink jewel tray



Prize 2:
i-bond tool & a variety of glue stick packages, Little Snips




Prize 3:
Hybrid Petal Roller, Roly Rosies, Pop-up Posies, Fabric Roly Rosies
So remember to leave us a comment daily and you'll be entered into our Giveaway!
(Please note: we reserve the right to make substitutions if stock is unavailable)

53 comments:

Kray said...

I so love these ideas! What a wonderful idea!

Moni said...

Great ideas, love them all. Hugs,moni

Fluffy said...

This is the place to come for fab ideas! Thankyou for the chance to win Tx

Sisters Craft Cafe said...

so pretty! love the design of the fabric and great way to dress up a cup.

Luanen

Kimberli said...

Great ideas, I love that fabric!

Jill Rugg said...

Super cute projects!

CRAZY4 CHRIST said...

O wow very creative and very pretty!!
Kristan
sierrababy08 at hotmail dot com

Bhane said...

Fabulous ideas!

Margie said...

How cute! Love the koozy and Key fobs!

Bethany Becker said...

Great ideas. Thanks for sharing!

Regina aka Mrs. Ham said...

Really cute cup koozy. I can use one of those..

Beth Hallgren said...

What cute and original projects! Love those lyuggage tags :)

EFI said...

Thanks for sharing your wonderful ideas!!! Your fabric is so beautiful!!!

Kelly Plamondon said...

I really love card making and sewing. Your beautiful projects have inspired me to get out my fabric swatches and combine both my loves to see what I can create! Time to think outside of the box! Thanks for the giveaways!

tndj said...

How cute and definitely original idea. Love the fabric.

Rosana Garcia Hess said...

Great projects!!!
kisses
Rosana

April said...

How creative!

LuckyStarCreator said...

love the fabrc choices

Scrapycandy said...

What great conversation pieces! Great for a party! Thank you.

littlen said...

great ideas. these would make great gifts. tfs.
littlen44 at gmail dot com

Carol Luize said...

Lovely projects!
hugs,
Carol

Vasundhara Modi said...

Great projects that you have here. Added to my to-do list

Tammy said...

Heather!!
I was born, raised and lived in Texas for 33 years:) When we moved to Wyoming--they looked at you with an odd expression when you'd ask for Sweet Tea---it's caught on since then:) (lived in Wy for 12 years now) Anyhow---super cute projects---I LOVE the i-top and am always looking for new and improved ways of using it!! And YOU have just increased the 'reperatoire'---BIG SMILE--Thank you for allowing me to learn from you!! :) be blessed
~Beyond Measure
Tammy
www.urbeyondmeasure.com

Dawn said...

Awesome ideas....we are heading out travelling so I think I will be making me some luggage and bag tags....one of those why didn't I think of that moments!

Robin B. said...

Great ideas, thanks for the inspiration

Karen Diebolt said...

Those bag tags would be great for luggage because lets face it, when all that luggage comes rolling out on the luggage conveyer belt, they all look alike!

Colleen said...

Really fun projects. Thanks for sharing

ScrappyRae10 said...

WOW so super cool! I would love one of these!

Dorina D said...

What a great idea of making luggage tags to find your bags and to use them on kids backpacks. Gonna have to make these. Great job. Your cozy is also cute.

Romy said...

Such great ideas! Really love how these turned out!

Bonnie said...

Great ideas!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

cool idea...

Sue D said...

Very fun fabrics on your projects!
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Carol said...

Cute idea!

Great blog hop, such gorgeous projects!

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

SandiB said...

Wonderful projects. Love the koozie.

ajmaluck said...

Such cute ideas. They all look great. Thanks for sharing.

Chelle (PhotoArt/MaybeCreative) said...

Very cool idea.

Lizet Luna said...

Wow, I love these ideas!, Are great!, Thank you very much for sharing

Ross Plata said...

Great projects!!! Thanks for the chance to win!!

Tracie Johnson said...

I love new tools, especially ones that give the ability to improve or add technique! I love the projects that you have posted thus far. Thanks for the opportunity ladies!

PamSpradlin said...

Today's crafts are such cute ideas...love them.

Monique Liedtke said...

What cute, fun and colorful are these!! I wish I could make them too!! TFS!

Court said...

So pretty!

Anita Braddock said...

Super Amazing Koozie . love the colors and the way it holds together.'thanks for sharing

Diane S. said...

love the cozy and key fobs!

June Houck said...

Brilliant! Cool cozy and fob covers! Imaginisce rocks :)

connie said...

Great projects!

Christine said...

WoW!! Those prizes look like so much fun!!

sharon g said...

Oh my gosh are those adorable and useful.

chignon said...

Oh I just love the fabric projects and plan to scraplift (or would that be frabric-lift) the luggage tag idea - it fantastic!

Emily H said...

What sweet projects!

Becky said...

I so want to try these

Michele Duffy said...

Love the fabric choices, so vibrant. TFS!

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