Fun and Easy Upcycled Cereal Box Book Wrap
These Fast Fabulous Tags are the perfect finishing touch for any gift. They are almost a gift all by their self! These tags are super easy to make using Tombow products!
Mono Mulit Liquid glue has 2 tips. We will use the Broad Tip first.
Step 1~ Make a swirl/squiggle of the Mono Multi Liquid Glue.
Step 2~ Add glitter to the glue and remove the excess.
Step 3~ Add sequins using the Fine Tip of the Mono Multi Liquid Glue.
Step 4~ Write your recipient’s name on your tag using the Tombow Dual Brush Pens.
Step 5~ Add a ribbon! You have a FABULOUS Tag to go with your gift!!
Here is a TIP! Mono Multi Liquid Adhesive is repositionable when dry. Add a line of glue to the back of the tag with the fine tip and let it dry. Now you can stick a gift card on the back, that will stay in place and come off easily. How fun is that????
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Love is in the air at Tombow! Here’s a cute little bag to fill with chocolates, theater tickets or diamonds for your sweetheart(s)! Follow the simple steps on how to create your own using Tombow’s new Adhesive Dots! Make sure you read the whole post so you see the bonus tip PLUS how to enter our Valentine Challenge and win a prize!
First the bag – using a 8″ x 5.5″ piece of unbleached muslin with the top edged frayed. Fold in half, place a 16″ piece of 1/4″ width silk ribbon from May Arts into the seam and sew up bottom and side.
The NEW Adhesive Dots from Tombow are super for adhering paper panels or small embellishments with a firm, strong hold. They are also colored (Pink, Yellow, Green and Blue!) so you can see them. This glitter dot technique is also a favorite to do with the colored dots! With the pink Adhesive Dots, remove from the backing and place 8 to 10 dots onto the lower part of the bag.
Remove the top protective sheet and sprinkle on fine clear or transparent white glitter. Use your finger to rub the glitter into the Adhesive Dots.
Brush the excess glitter onto a piece of paper to reclaim it. I like to use a large, clean mop style brush for this task.
Fill with treats, tie the bow, clip on your message! These are so simple you can make lots!
Bonus! Layer the adhesive Dots to create even more hues! From left to right: Pink Adhesive Dot, Pink and Yellow to create Orange, Yellow Adhesive Dot, Green Adhesive Dot, Blue Adhesive Dot, Blue and Pink to create Purple! I also forgot to include my favorite layered combination of Blue and Green to create a pretty Teal.
Happy Friday! This is Jennie and I just wanted to share some techniques and tips that I’ve learned these past months while doing Project Life. I know that many of you will be starting Project Life this year and I thought you may need a hand. I think I finally found my groove and rhythm, now I really feel like I know what I’m doing instead of just guessing as I go. So here are my tips and I hope you find them useful! If you want to, leave us your own tip on the comment section! Here are 7 Project Life Tips for you!
Tip #1: Keep it Simple
I LOVE embellishing! I know how tempting it is to put 20 embellishments on the same card but easy does it! Once you feel you like the card stop looking for things to add. This will also help you finish those spreads faster.
Tip #2: Know your photos
What I mean by this is that you should find out if you prefer portraits, horizontal or square photos. Most of my photos are portraits (taken with my iPhone), some squares with a few horizontal ones every now and then. This will help you find the perfect page protector. These 2 below are my favorite, I use them all the time! With these kind of page protectors I also feel like I can put lots of photos without looking too busy!
Tip #3: Get a photo printer!
I know it can be pricey but it’s worth the extra cents. No waiting for prints to be done, not driving to the store and you can print as you go! I got a Canon PIXMA MG6320 for around $70 and I’m pretty happy with my purchase. Every week or two I print my photos and I slip them in their page protectors even if I don’t work on them right away.
Tip #4: Include yourself!
Yes, scrapbookers tend to scrap everyone in family from the great grandparents to the goldfish but where are we? Like 5 photos if you count all the albums since 1995. I don’t blame you. I HATE PHOTOS OF MYSELF! Really! I’m the least photogenic person in the Galaxy! I’m not exaggerating! Well maybe a tiny bit. I’m not taking photos each week and that is why I include my Currently List Card by the awesome Kristin aka rukristin! Every Sunday I take a few minutes to fill my card. I actually fill the answers on pencil on the back of the card, when I work on the spread I type it with my typewriter.
Tip #5 Get tech support!
I have really bad memory so I LOVE that my phone tells me what day I took the photos. Also mix it up with apps! a few of my favorites are: Pic Tap Go, RealBokeh, Pic Stitch, A Beautiful Mess, InstaWeather, InstaPlace and Rhonna Designs.
Tip #6: Make your own kits!
Supplies are cool. NEW Supplies are even cooler but STOP buying! (Unless you buy Tombow which you HAVE TO since you always need awesome adhesives!) I keep my embellishments and cards by color to find them easily and when I make a layout I just pick my little color boxes a go to town with them. My three staple embellishments are: Alpha Stickers, Labels (most print and cut freebies I find online) and Enamel Dots. Of the last ones I have some store bought and some home made with perler beads which I glue using the Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue.
Tip #7: Write your story!
I write my journaling on the back of the photos as I print them but maybe you can use your planner or even write notes on your phone. Sometimes all you need are funny memes or even snapshots of your Facebook or Twitter Status.
I’ll have more tips in the future but to avoid making this post a book, I’ll stop here. These are just a few basics I wanted to cover but if you would like me to talk more about one of these tips or you have any questions just leave them in the comments and I will get back at you on that!
To glue the photos, papers and labels on this spread I used the Tombow Mono Adhesive Permanent. To glue the glasses I used Tombow Power Tabs and some of my alphas were not that sticky so I used the Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue.
For this spread I used cards from the Happy Core Kit, Embellishments and Alphas from Freckled Fawn and Simple Stories.
I hope you enjoyed this post!
Have you tried making your own Homemade Enamel Dots? It’s super easy! Just put perler beads in the oven for 25-30 minutes at 325 degrees in parchment paper and it looks great! Make sure you use the Perler Beads brands because other brands come out a bit wonky. Once you make your batch just use the Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue to glue them in your project.
To glue the papers on the card I made in the corner I used the Tombow Mono Adhesive Permanent.
To glue the photo and other die cuts I use the Tombow Mono Adhesive Permanent.
Well, I hope you enjoyed this post and let me know how your bows turn out!
Be sure to head on over to Jennie’s post…you can find it HERE to see all of the details and link to your amazing “Book” themed projects!
Hey, hey there Tombow fans!
I hope your summer is treating you right and you have been staying cool and out of the heat. No better way to do that then by heading to your stamping space and getting creative.
Today, I am sharing a card I creating using my Tombow Dual Brush Pens and a spritzer to give my card a watercolor effect.
I started by die cutting three of the Hero Arts Spring Branch dies out of 140# Cold Press Watercolor paper and then coloring one of them completely using the following Tombow Dual Brush Pens: Avocado #098, Pink Rose #703, Pink #723 and Chocolate #969 (always need a little chocolate somewhere when crafting
On the 2nd die cut, I colored only the leaves and the flowers and on the 3rd, only the flowers. Give each of the die cuts a little spritz with water and watch the magic happen.
The Tombow Dual Brush pens will blend together and give you a beautiful watercolor look.
Before you layer and add your Spring Branch to the card, add a few splatters of color using the markers, a non porous surface (ie: an acrylic block or plastic plate), a paintbrush or toothbrush and some water. I scribbled the marker onto an acrylic block, spritz with water and then pick up color with the brushes and holding the brush over the cardstock, tap it with your finger. Do this with each of the colors. You will really be glad that you did! I got the larger splatters by using a large soft paintbrush and smaller splatters by using the toothbrush.
When your card base is good and dry, stamp a sentiment in a coordinating ink on the lower right corner. The sentiment I used is from the Penny Black, Special Wishes #30-229 stamp set.
Next, you will want to adhere your completely colored die cut onto the card using some Tombow Mono Multi. Next, you will want to snip the leaves and flowers off of the second die cut and layer them to the first die cut using Tombow Mono Multi. Be sure to offset the leaves and petals a bit for a more realistic look. Now, you will add the final set of flowers from the third die cut in the same manner as before. Add a few pearls for a finishing touch and you are good to go!
This card was really quick and easy to make and would be perfect for when you need to mass produce some cards.
Sending you wishes for a wonderful weekend, thanks for stopping by!
This week Tombow has an awesome challenge for you! All you have to do is use a birds on your project! You can make any project your crafty heart desires as long as it has a bird or something related to birds like nests, feathers, eggs, etc.!
Once you have all the colors you want you can use the Tombow Bleding Mister but I wanted a little shine so I used Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist.
Put the tag or piece of paper on the blending palette and try to smooth it with your finger so the whole tags gets a little color!
It looks like this! and you even get a little extra enough for one or two extra tags.
I took one of the tags and I stamped it with a rubber stamp and a Tombow Dual Brush Pen.
I used the Dual Brush Pen on a clear stamp for the birds.
I used the red as a shadow so then I stamped the birds in black!
I stamped the quote with alpha stamps from Studio G. I used Rusty Hinge and Mustard Seed Distress Ink for the corners to make it a little brighter. I also did some white highlights with a pen. The ribbons are from May Arts and the key is from Momenta.
I also covered a Maya Road Bird with paper and a stamp using the NEW Tombow Xtreme Permanent Adhesive. I colored the branch with a brown Dual Brush Pen and then I used some Clearsnap Gold Smooch. I glued the branch and the trim with the Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue. I outlined the bird and tag with the Mono Twin Permanent Marker.
This is my second tag. I made 3 in less than an hour which is lighting fast for me! I did the same background with the Tombow Dual Brush Pens and a little distress inks in the corners. I stamped a quote on the May Arts Ribbon.
On the top of the tag I did a little collage with some washi tape, a piece of paper and used postal stamps. to glue them I used the NEW Tombow Xtreme Permanent Adhesive which I also used for the metal corners.
They come with a foam dot so I took it off and just used the Xtreme Permanent Adhesive. I like that the stamp reads “Very Effective”
Third Tag! For this one I didn’t use Distress Inks on the corners and the background was made with leftovers from the others.
Did the same stamping shadow that I made on the first tag.
Here is the awesome prize you could win if you upload your bird project before June 10th at midnight! Once you upload your project tell your friends to vote for you!
I hope you enjoyed my post and since you must be inspired go flying to make your project!
This is a quick fix for all you decorative painters out there. I painted this little frog in with acrylic paints on a wooden surface. I was not happy at all with my floating and used Tombow’s Irojiten Colored Pencils to do a quick re-do.
Here is Mr.Frog again, this time the shading is a bit smoother, the highlights more defined and the coloring a bit brighter. I started by choosing my Irojiten colors, and making sure the paint is bone-dry, I blended the colors on top of the painting. I loved using the Fluorescent green to really make the green ‘pop’! Even the very fine details were easy to handle. In a few minutes I was much happier with the finished piece. The acrylic matte varnish then was applied to protect and fix the painting.
Here is the finished seed box lid ready for my spring planting!