IMAGINE Crafts Introduces Crafty Paws

Don’t you hate disappointing your best friend?

IMG_1469Debi sure does. An avid crafter, Debi enjoys spending her free time creating cards, fashion accessories and more.  She also loves spending time with Brandi, her canine companion, but she didn’t know how to include Brandi in her stamping endeavors.

brandy-sadIt made Brandi sad.

pawwsIMAGINE Crafts introduces a solution for Debi, Brandi and all the other human/animal best friends out there: Crafty Paws!  With Crafty Paws, your pet will be able to enjoy your favorite pastime as much as you do.

IMG_1464Simply attach a Crafty Paw around your pet’s paw, with the adjustable velcro closure allowing for a perfect fit. Then, use a Temporary Velcro Adhesive Strip (included) to attach a wood-mounted rubber stamp to the Crafty Paw. With the Crafty Paw in place, your pet will have no trouble wielding stamp for paper crafts, fabric creations, home decor and so much more.

When your pet is finished with a stamp, the stamp can be easily removed from the Crafty Paw.  No creativity stifled here — your pet will be able to switch stamps as often as needed.

IMG_1462Add our Self-Adhesive Sparkly Rhinestones (included) to dress up your pet’s Crafty Paw. Brandi’s Crafty Paw rocks full-on bling to express her diva personality.  In this case, like owner, like pet!  Bonus: Brandi’s fashionable-looking Crafty Paw will make a great accessory for non-crafting times.

IMG_1467With the Crafty Paw, your pet doesn’t have to feel left out. She’ll be as happy to be included in your crafty endeavors as Brandi is!

brandiwithcanvasWith her newfound ability, Brandi created this canvas that illustrates her perfect day: Seattle rain turning into treats!

brandicanvasFrom the quality execution, you’d never know she just began stamping.  Crafty Paws turn every beginner into a display-worthy crafter.

With Crafty Paws, your own little critter’s masterpiece is just around the corner! Learn more about Crafty Paws and shop now on our website.

Tell us what you’ll craft with your pet(s) in the comments.

When the Poppies Bloom in Tuscany API Key Chain

By Roni

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I have a thing for key chains – the bigger the better as far as I’m concerned. I love that I am able to make them out of a variety of materials and change them up frequently following the current seasons and holidays. I thought this field of poppies scene would be perfect to welcome in Spring this year. All Purpose Inks make it easy to do as well as beautiful.

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1. Ink up the image with Memento Luxe Tuxedo Black; stamp onto a piece of pre-washed cotton material.

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2. Darken up the lines (if desired) with Real Black Fabrico Marker.

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3. Shake up the All Purpose Ink to it is well mixed. Use a Fantastix and begin coloring the image (Tangerine API).

4. To prevent the inks from blending, at this point iron the painted image before moving on. ALWAYS heat set (iron) after adding a new color to prevent any possibly blending of colors.

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5. I skipped the ironing for now because I wanted the Tangerine and Poppy Red API to blend, but DO heat set once all of the flowers have been colored.

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6. Continue coloring the image with the Fantastix and All Purpose Inks.  Grass = (mix) Apple Green and Spring Green API

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7. Ground = Sand API

8. Mountains & Windows = Bright Copper API

9. Trees = Emerald API

10. Sky = (mix) Sky Blue & Cerulean Blue

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11. House = Lemon Yellow API

12. Roof & door = Poppy Red

13. To add a bit of a shadow in the field area I applied a bit of the Cerulean Blue in the lower left hand corner.  The blue did not mix with the green because the green API had previously been heat set.

14. Color approximately 1″ on all sides of the image with Vegas Gold API.

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15. Trim the image and a backing piece from the cotton. Pin the wrong sides together and add a bit of batting and then stitch up the sides. Turn and hand stitch the open end.

16. Stitch on the key ring loop and chain.

Supplies:

IMAGINE Crafts featuring Tsukineko: All Purpose Ink: Apple Green, Bright Copper, Cerulean Blue, Emerald, Lemon Yellow, Poppy Red, Sand, Sky Blue, Spring Green, Tangerine and Vegas Gold; Fantastix; Memento Luxe Ink: Tuxedo Black

Other: Stampendous: Poppy Scene CRM234; White Cotton Fabric (pre-washed); batting; Iron; Sewing Machine; Key Ring Findings

Stylish Egg Hunt

Since releasing StazOn Studio Glaze at the 2015 Winter CHA Show, we have been amazed with the variety of projects that have been created from card making to sun catchers.

Today we’re sharing with you an elegant project created by our very own Artist In Residence Baerbel Born.

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Who knew that you could create these elegant textured Easter Eggs using StazOn Studio Glaze!?! Once finished, these eggs resemble porcelain eggs with a clean and simple look with the Cotton White StazOn Studio Glaze on the whites of these blown out eggs. These eggs are easy enough to make with the entire family! Watch Baerbel’s short video tutorial.

 

 

Like to see more creative ideas for your next project? Be sure to visit IMAGINE Crafts’ extensive online collection of project tutorials and resources including product information and surface compatibility

Spring Is In The Air

The flowers are blooming, the sun is a little warmer and Easter is right around the corner – all signs that Spring is here! And with the flowers and trees starting to bloom, our Artists In Residence have been inspired by the growing season with these projects.

Spring Poppies Canvas

by Roni Johnson

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There is a wide range of symbolism associated with poppies…everything from loyalty, beauty, magic, consolation, fertility and even eternal life. They are in my opinion one of spring’s most beautiful flowers with their ruffled, delicate petals and striking colors. While they are only around for a short period of time you can capture their beauty in this easy to paint canvas to enjoy all year long. Create your own poppy canvas.

 

Springtime with StazOn Studio Glaze

by Heike Linnek

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My favorite season of the year is Spring, watching the world come alive. I wanted to create a freehand card that is simple to replicate that didn’t involve any stamping  or stencils, just my interpretation of the trees and flowers around me. Plant your own garden with StazOn Studio Glaze.

 

Like to see more creative ideas for your next project? Be sure to visit IMAGINE Crafts’ extensive online collection of project tutorials and resources including product information and surface compatibility

Spring In Bloom

Spring continues to bloom here on the IMAGINE Crafts blog, and today we’re proud to share this latest creation from our Artist In Residence Isha Gupta.

 

“Hello” Butterflies

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Seeing all the daffodils peeking up with the pretty crocus flowers makes me smile thinking Spring is here and then I imagine seeing all those butterflies fluttering by – this was the inspiration for this card! Create your own card with Isha’s instructions.

 

Like to see more creative ideas for your next project? Be sure to visit IMAGINE Crafts’ extensive online collection of project tutorials and resources including product information and surface compatibility

Glitter Easter Eggs

It seems that every year, Easter decorations are becoming more and more popular for having around the house or even hanging from an indoor tree. There’s numerous pins to be found on Pinterest, and this trend is gaining popularity at major retailers including Pottery Barn and Pier One.

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Today Baerbel shows how simple it is to create these fun Easter Egg ornaments with some definate BLING that are sure to get noticed! This is a kid friendly project which means your family now has a great alternative to just dyeing those eggs. See how easy it is to make your own glitter eggs.

Spring Fling

It’s the first weekend of Spring – time to put Winter behind us and to start thinking about blooming flowers, pastel colors and warmer weather! To help get you in the Spring mood, put off that Spring cleaning this weekend and get creative with these projects from our Artists In Residence.

Hello Spring

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I love playing with Pico’s and with Spring just around the corner, this is a fun embossing folder to play with. I’ve kept it fairly simply, but I can envision a really colorful zentangle with all the Pico colors. Say ‘Hello” to Spring by creating your own card created by Penny.

 

Lollipop Flowers

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Get creative with Amplify! with this fun project from Clare. Use her easy to follow tutorial to make your own boquet of Spring blooms. When heated on waxed paper, Amplify has the look and feel of suede!