Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Sailing Giftbox

Thanks for joining us at the X- Press It Blog for another adhesive loving project.... I used 6mm Double Sided Tape and Clear Gel Glue to transform a recycled box into a nautical flavoured gift box, using FabScraps Papers and Embellishments.  Here is what I started with today:

I opted to use a combination of papers on the different elements of the box today, both to see all the different sides of the papers in use, and to provide more interest, this is also a great way to use up half pieces of paper and the like.  I didn't clean or prepare the box (which is actually a box from the hospital that the "artificial joints (knees)" arrive in....) these boxes have a fabulous hinge lid, and they really are too good to throw away... here is how I applied the tape and paper to get things started:

Once the box was covered with all the different papers I closed the box to make sure it would take the folded paper on the edges, always good to check this before you progress with embellishing:

Then a very fast and rustic rub of brown ink across all of the seams and parts of the papers, this helps to blend where the papers meet, and bring all the different paper patterns together:

The on to the really fun part, the embellishments, I am a little addicted to colouring FabScraps Chipboard with Copic Markers, which is what I have done here again today.... it's really simple, and instantly dry... I also rubbed the coloured pieces with the same brown ink from above, helping again to blend the colour palette... and you can see a little nautical knot in there too:

From there it was as simple as applying each of the embellishments with Clear Gel Glue.  The pass of twine first, then the sentiment and Captain's Hat:

For the front flap of the box, I have stacked the Steering element with a FabScraps Button, and finished with a Brass FabScraps charm, love these!!!

This box came together really quickly thanks to the instant dry elements of using double sided adhesive tape... you could of course also use TripleTac on such a box, but I wanted instant instant instant today....

Here are the X-Press It products I used in my project today:
  • X-Press It Clear Gel Glue
  • X-Press It 6mm Double Sided Tape.
Here are the FabScraps products I used in my project today:
  • FabScraps Papers: Summer Lighthouse, Summer Nets
  • FabScraps Gone Sailing Word
  • FabScraps Captain Hat & Steering
  • FabScraps Brass Embellishment (Anchor) and Button
Thanks so much for visiting the X- Press It Blog today, I hope you have enjoyed seeing the papers and embellishments change a recycled box into a fancy packaging!
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Wednesday, January 16, 2013

TripleTac: Book Board, Fabric, the list is LONG!!!

The most FABulous thing about X-Press It TripleTac Glue is that it can be a one stop adhesive for all mediums in your paper-crafting projects, and beyond!!

Today I have a tutorial on the FabScraps Oz Blog where I put together a little journal.... I used TripleTac to secure paper to Book Board, and Book Board to Fabric.... a totally dreamy product that goes on with the swipe of a finger, or brush, a little goes a long way and the end result is super secure!!

The list goes on for what TripleTac will stick together.... it's super versatile, dries in just the right amount of time, clear and flat and fabulous!
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Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Glue for Water?

Who said glue was only for sticking things together??  I've found that a great use for the X-press It Clear Gel Glue is for giving dimension and shine to water!  Today I've created a card for the Copic Oz Blog using a jar of flowers and then added the Clear Gel Glue over the finished piece of work to the 'water' part.
The result is a beautiful translucent shimmer/shine!!  Why not try it yourself and leave us a link in the comments below, we'd love to see what you create!!

Happy Creating!
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Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Say Thanks!

Hi There its Sascha from X-Press It HQ. Happy New Year! Did you get as spoilt as our team did over the holiday season? Well why not say thanks! Using the X-Press It Glue Marker you can make some quick and easy thank you notes or tags in a matter of seconds.  

I used a tag made out of Kraft Paper that I had from another project a few months ago, grabbed my glue marker and some purple glitter and I was ready to go! Simply write or draw a quick shape (hearts looks super cute!) and pour on some glitter. Shake of the excess glitter and hey presto you are done!!

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