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Monday, June 25, 2012

Tool Extravaganza - Regina

Welcome back to our final week of our month-long feature Tool Extravaganza!!
That's right. Only a few more days left and then we'll be announcing 3 lucky winners!!!

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Today we have Regina Mangum sharing her talents with us
using the Clicut.



JOYRIDE LAYOUT

I love to cut things out, especially very finely detailed images and I also love a straight edge! I knew I wanted to showcase my all-time favorite hobby blade: The Clicut Retractable Pen Knife. (To be fair, I'm also showing off the ever-cool i-Mat 8 x 8 Self-healing Mat!)

I wanted to do something special with the photo of my little rugrat having the time of his life on a train ride and decided to create a woven photo.


A. Print 2 copies of the same image, one in full color, the other in black & white.
B. My photo is a 5 x 7. The smaller the photo, the tricker the weave as photo paper is thick. This size worked well.
C. Trim one photo horizontally.
D. Trim second photo vertically.
E. Weave strips as you would a basket. Don't worry if you are left with a crazy looking shape as you try to line up the image.
F. Crop and trim the woven image and mat with cardstock.

Supplies list:

Patterned Paper: Bon Voyage Collection; Autumn Splendor Collection (Imaginisce)

Stamps: Just the Ticket sentiment (PTI)

Cardstock: Brown textured (American Crafts); Very Vanilla, Basic Grey, Soft Suede, Crumb Cake (Stampin' Up!)

Fibers: Canvas Rope (Canvas Corp.)

Accents: Pinstripe Mister Huet (Studio Calico)

Dies: Train Tracks (Taylored Expressions); Pennants and Notebook (PTI); Studio Classic Dies (Lifestyle Crafts)


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PHOTO COASTERS

My next project is a set of colorful Photo Coasters. I used various patterned papers and added a few embellishments, being careful to keep things relatively flat, as these would be usable coasters. I also applied a self-adhesive laminate sheet (available at your local office supply store) and trimmed with the Clicut.


1. Trim patterned paper slightly larger than coaster.
2. Adhere coaster with strong adhesive.
3. Trim with Clicut around coaster.
4. Repeat with each coaster and also after applying laminate sheet.


Supplies List:

Patterned Paper: Makin' Waves Collection, Hippity Hop Collection, Hello Cupcake Collection (Imaginisce)

Stickers: Hello Cupcake, Makin' Waves, Hippity Hop (Imaginisce)

Cardstock: Tempting Turquoise, Pear Pizazz, Chocolate Chip; Pumpkin Pie (Stampin' Up!)

Accents: Mister Huey (Studio Calico)

Other: Self-Adhesive Laminating Sheets (Avery); Coasters (PTI)


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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)

56 comments:

Vasundhara Modi said...

I really like what you have done to the photo..it's giving it a mosaic kind of look which looks fantastic..

CRAZY4 CHRIST said...

Wow very cool technique with the weaving!! The coasters are very fun and cute!
Kristan
sierrababy08 at hotmail dot com

Beth Hallgren said...

Amazing technique! Love the woven photo :)

Rosana Garcia Hess said...

Great tecnhique!! thanks for sharing
kisses
Rosana

rlovew said...

I love this photo idea. Thanks for sharing.

LuckyStarCreator said...

Omg this is soo cool

ScrappyRae10 said...

WOW that is so cool!!!!!!

Jill Rugg said...

Great projects!

Moni said...

Fab projects. Hugs,moni

Bethany Becker said...

I love the photo weaving. All the projects are great today! Thanks for sharing!

Liz said...

thank goodness for good tools - or I'd never get anything done right !

Chelle (PhotoArt/MaybeCreative) said...

I am going to have to try that woven photo trick. Very cool.

Bonnie said...

Great projects!

Michelle Jadaa said...

so much inspiration i want to try everything.

Adora Concepcion said...

the photo technique is so COOL! awesome layout, and I love the coasters too :)

Margie said...

what a fun and unique layout!

jennyplace2 said...

i love how you did the picture using the black and white photo and the colour photo, such a cool effect. TFS!

littlen said...

love the mosaic look of the picture. great lo. tfs.
littlen44 at gmail dot com

Dorina D said...

What a unique photo. Love that it was weaved. Great idea. The coasters were fun too.

Court said...

Lovely projects! I don't have that tool yet! I'm missing one! :) haha.

Dawn said...

AWESOME ideas!!! Love the coasters and will be making sets for Christmas!!! Thanks for sharing!

Romy said...

Such an awesome photo and you scrapped it beautifully! Wonderful LO!

SharonDoesBaskets said...

Love the weaving technique...never done it with photos!! :)

connie said...

very cool technique! thanks for sharing.

Robin B. said...

What a neat way to showcase a photo and the coasters are really cute! Thanks for the inspiration.

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Love the layout. That picture is so cool... I love the candid kid photos. TFS

Tammy said...

Regina!!
Super cute n creative ideas to use the Clicut cutting tool!!! The photo idea is great and it appears as if you did a flawless job!! WOW--
Then the cute little coasters would be a great idea for the fourth of July!!! Thanks for being such an inspiration! be blessed
`Beyond Measure
Tammy
www.urbeyondmeasure.com

Auntie Em said...

Wow! Love the woven photo technique! What a great idea. It adds so much to the great photo of the little lady having so much fun on the train ride.
The coaster are adorable. I have some that are looking quite grungy and this would be a great way to save them.
Thanks for sharing the fun ideas! :)

Lisa P said...

Super cool. Thanks for sharing with us today.

Regina aka Mrs. Ham said...

Great projects. I love what you did with the photo and those photo coasters are adorable.

Bhane said...

Great projects!

Carol Luize said...

Lovely projects and great ideas!
hugs,
Carol

SandiB said...

Both projects are amazing. Love the tutorials with them. Thanks for sharing.

ajmaluck said...

Love how you altered the photo. I will have to try that sometime. Thanks for sharing this idea.

Ross Plata said...

AWESOME ideas!!! Thanks for the chance to win!!

Sue D said...

Cool layout and fun coasters!

Diane S. said...

fabulous tool-would love to own it!

Sisters Craft Cafe said...

You're really amazing Regina. Love what you did with the photo. super cool!

Luanne

{VICKI} said...

OMG
That layout is Amaging!
TFS

smahrty said...

love those photo coasters!

Scrapycandy said...

I enjoyed Joyride. So interesting! I hope to learn how to use these tools.

Carol said...

Cool technique!

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

Kimberli said...

What a neat technique, thanks for sharing!!

Crafting with Amy said...

All these fun tools are making me excited. I love all of these.

Kray said...

What a wonderful idea in the woven technique. I also love the coasters. Very cute

Anita Braddock said...

Super awesome layout love the colors. love the cuts and then putting it back together like a puzzle
thanks for sharing.

sharon g said...

I've never even heard of this tool. Thanks for showing/telling us about it.

Liz said...

What a fun thing....
My Niece loved this it was
so much simpler but the coaster
are fun for so many...
Good to see them here...

Karen Diebolt said...

Cool projects

chignon said...

Wowsers, that's the first I've seen of a woven photo and it is flippin' fabulous!

Emily H said...

This is kind of scary and awesome at the same time!

Linda Harris said...

Love the woven layout. Great technique. The coasters are awesome!!

Becky said...

I could so use a new knife. I have worn mine out. Love the projects

Michele Duffy said...

Love the photo weaving, looks amazing.

Shellye McDaniel said...

wow! love that layout...I will have to try this for sure :)

Maria Fuxiquina said...

Great tecnhique!! Thanks for sharing !!

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