Tuesday, April 9, 2013

i-bond Extravaganza - Day 2

Welcome to Day 2 of our i-bond feature.
We've got another day full of beautiful creations so let's get right to it.

Treat Box

I love to make 3D project using my Silhouette but the problem I always had with them was that they never were really sturdy until I started using my I Bond.  The I Bond seals all the edges and I know they are not going to fall apart like normal adhesive.  Today I have an apple treat box using the Good Dog collection.  I cut the shape out on my Silhouette and then used the I Bond to glue the box together.  I know that whatever I put in it it will stay together and not fall apart.  I have a little video on how I made this cute little box.

Mary Pat has also created a video of her project.  You can check it out on youtube.

video :

Supply list:
paper- Imaginisce Good Dog; i Bond & clear glue sticks; Silhouette- Apple Treat Box

Popsicle Cutie

The i-bond is the perfect adhesive for all of your heavier embellishments! I wanted to create a layout of my daughter and her love for popsicles last summer, and I thought by adding some fun popsicle sticks would be a perfect touch! I used some Distress stains on the wooden popsicle sticks to give them some color, and then created a patterned border.  The i-bond was perfect for getting the popsicle sticks to quickly and neatly!

I also wanted to create a popsicle as an embellishment.  I used some Distress Ink and Shimmerez Spritz to green the limeade popsicle on a piece of neutral color fabric.  I then freehand cut a popsicle like shape from cardboard.  

I then used the i-bond to adhere the fabric tightly around the cardboard popsicle. The i-bond worked perfectly to secure the fabric in place and was dry in seconds!  

Finally, I added a popsicle stick to the back of the popsicle.  

Here's a look at the finished layout and some detail shots as well.

Supplies Used:
Imaginisce Products: Childhood Memories Collection, Childhood Memories Sticker Sheets; i-bond tool
Other Products: Twine by the Twinery; Stampin' Up Punch; Popsicle Sticks, Fabric; Ranger Industries Distress Stains and Ink; Cardstock- American Crafts & Bazzill

Thinking of You Card

I love glue. I have many different types for different uses, but sometimes I really need something that has a strong hold, but without the mess of super glue (my sticky fingers can attest to that!) I love the i-Bond because hot glue is such an excellent adhesive. But, I thought I'd try to do something a little different with it to really show off how great this little tool is.

As an experiment, I "shot" some glue onto a craft sheet (you can get these at your local craft store) which would allow the glue to harden but also allow me to remove it. I used the Mini Glitter Glue Sticks to create some little "rose buds". 

To start, I began with just a small dab of glue -- it doesn't have to be perfect. 

Then, I swirled the glue around the center, similar to frosting a cupcake, and built a little "bud". 

In just a minute, I had sweet little blooms that added some wonderful dimension to my project.

Supplies used:
(patterned paper from Love You More collection) Imaginisce; Tools: i-Bond and Glitter Mini Glue Sticks (Imaginisce); Stamps: (sentiment) Taylored Expressions; Fibers: (grosgrain ribbon) Kate's Paperie; Cardstock: (green, pink, white) Stampin' Up!; Ink: (Purely Pomegranate) Stampin' Up!; Dies: (leafy branch) Taylored Expressions

We love the creativity ladies!!!
Stunning projects!

Bet you'd like to win an i-bond of your own to play with wouldn't you?!

Well, now's your chance!
All you have to do is leave us a comment on each post this week.
We will randomly select a winner and they will win an i-bond Glue Gun & some glue sticks.
(winner will be announced Sat., April 13th here on our blog)

Please join us again tomorrow for more i-bond inspiration!


Unknown said...

How nice those tutorials, I certainly want to play with this

Mary Pat Siehl said...

ladies you totally rocked these projects!!

Jean said...

Totally amazing!

Sherry Ann said...

Thanks for the great ideas.

Jill Rugg said...

I got some really great ideas today-thanks for the inspiration!

Monique Liedtke said...

Gorgeous projects ladies!! Regina your flowers are really genius!! Going to pin them!

jennyplace2 said...

What creative minds you girls have! Awezome projects by all.

Tracey McNeely said...

These projects are all fantastic, I LOVE how Regina made the little rose buds now I have to do that! Brilliant! Thanks for the chance to win. :)

Miriam Prantner said...

Great projects! Regina's glue flowers are simply genius!

Natasha Johnson said...

i LOVE the idea with the rose buds. is there a code word for today???

Else49 said...

I have been looking at this I-Bond gun since I first saw it. Now I realize they even have different glue sticks. Just got to have one.

Anonymous said...

Love what you all did...amazing!

Pam W. said...

Wow! Love the flowers on the pretty.

StefanieH said...

Cool, i love the little blooms Regina made with the glue.

Adora Concepcion said...

wow! awesoem projects!!!

Unknown said...

Great projects!

Kathy S. said...

Such creative projects! I want to make some little glue flowers too!!! Thanks for the chance to win.

cghundley said...

I liked the idea using the
glitter sticks for buds. I'll
have to scraplift that!
Carla from Utah

Iris said...

Clever use of glitter sticks and cute, cute projects. Iris

Robin B. said...

Wow, great projects! I love the frame and Popsicle on the layout and love the glitter rosebud. Thanks for the inspiration!

Sue D said...

Great uses for the i-Bond!

Amy Martin said...

Great layout. I love how you made the Popsicle.

donlambson said...

loving these projects ladies.
so inventive and fresh!

Jackie Plank said...

I love those cute little button buds for flowers and that popcicle is perfect.

Melissa said...

Nice video, I agree hot glue make the favor boxes or any project sturdy. Lovely projects today!

Tracy said...

These are all great projects :)
I think it so cool to have a cordless glue gun.

Carol said...

That is a really cool idea!!

Carol B

Unknown said...

This is new and unique!

sharon g said...

Well aren't you inventive! I love all of them.

Natasha G.P. said...

Making your own ice cream is such a good idea. Very cute.

Nikki said...

Ohh Hot Glue Flower centers that's a brillant idea thanks for sharing :)

Jean Bullock said...

Ok, I am seriously rethinking my avoidance of glue guns. Love the popsicle layout and ... then are you kidding me ... you can make embellishments with it? Both projects blew me away.

Unknown said...

Sweet layout! Love the hot glue gun button dimples! Sweet! Cool fun!

Venus and Luanne @ Sisters Craft Cafe said...

Amazing projects and super love the glittered glue as flowers.
I want to try that one. must buy me a glittered glue.



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