Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Sweet 16 Card using X-Press It Adhesive Sheets

Hello crafters.
Sharmaine here with a really fun way to make a sweet 16 card.


All you need is some cardstock, X-Press It Double Sided Adhesive Sheets and some 100’s & 1000’s


Cut two pieces of card to equal lengths (whatever your ideal card size may be)
Then take one of the cards and cut out the design you require.
I made mine nice and simple and cut it with an electronic cutting machine.


Next step is to cut a length of adhesive sheet
I cut a piece the same length as my card
Making it easy to adhere the two pieces of card
Peel off the backing sheet and adhere to one piece of card.


Then peel off the other backing sheet and stick the two pieces of cards together.


You will notice the “cut out section” now has the adhesive sheet peeking through.
Now comes the messy part!


Cover the whole sticky section with 100’s & 1000’s.
You may need to push them down from time to time
Until the whole section is covered.


But once the sprinkles are stuck onto the tape they won’t move far.


If you weren’t up for sprinkles you could coat the section with microbeads or sand.
You could also create tags, embellishments or even coat die cuts using the same technique.
X-Press It Adhesive Sheets are super strong and sticky.

Hope this has inspired you to create.


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Wednesday, March 11, 2015

X-Press It Double Sided Tape: Tiny Envelopes

Well today is a little bit of fun, and a gentle reminder that all things are possible with the wonders of X-Press It Double Sided Tape, if you had nothing else left in your adhesive stash this little product will be able to solve all of your sticky situations!

I punched a few little envelopes from FabScraps Papers for today's mini project, it is great to use double sided papers for this as you get a pattern on the inside of the envelope as well:

All you need to secure the envelope is a run of 6mm Double Sided Tape on the lower edge of the two front flaps:

They secure nicely, firm and confident that they are going to stay:

Some little envelopes need some fun little messages, these little notes will be fun to send to a few little ladies in the post:

They fit nicely in the mini envelope and the tape holds the paper securely when the notecards are inserted:

When you have used fancy paper to make envelopes you want a simple but special seal for the back closure, today I have used simple white tissue paper with a strip of 12mm Double Sided Tape, simple press the tape onto the tissue paper and run your knife along the long edges to separate the tape from the sheet of tissue paper:

I like to rip my Double Sided Tape, and for the faux washi this is a great look:

It is not that I have run out of X-Press It Double Sided Adhesive Sheets, I always keep a good stash, but I thought I would show how quick you can build a little square of adhesive to cut out a die cut with a few passes of Double Sided Tape:

It cuts like butter and leaves little if any residue when pushed through a die cutting machine:

So the little tag lets me know which envelope is for which little lady, and there is no risk of the label falling off now that it is secured with Double Sided Tape:

This little group of messages is now ready for delivery, with thanks to X-Press It Double Sided Tape:

Today's little tutorial is a lesson in the basics, it's great to get back to multiple uses for your basic supplies, enjoy!

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