Today I have something I made for the PTI Make It Monday Challenge - Heat Embossing on die cuts. I needed 3 special Easter Cards for my grand nephews and niece and when I saw that Erin used the Special Delivery stamps, Sentiments and dies for her sample - I knew I wanted to design something with that set - seeing as I just had to have that set - and then never used it - until today!
I made Tags for the kidlettes - and used a really long piece of twine on them - so they could wear them like necklaces if they so desired - or they could hang them from a lamp or something.
I like to try and use ALL PTI products when I participate in the PTI challenges, but I thought I didn't have any Easter stamps to use even though I have a plethora of PTI stamp sets!!??!!
So I went to the PTI shop and typed in SENTIMENTS in the search box to see if I could find a set with Happy Easter in it - and Limitless Labels was one of the sets that came up - (an older PTI set which I happen to have!) and lo and behold - the set contained happy EASTER AND a little egg!
Then I checked my Tiny Treats Valentine's set because I knew that had a lot of little animals in it - and sure enough - there was the little bunny with a heart cottontail, sweet as you please in the set!
And did you notice the cool little blue and pink 'enamel' dots on my tags? I made them myself (!) - out of Perler Beads - which I had never heard of (not having young kids doing crafts in my home anymore). I came across a tutorial in blog land on how to make dots out of them. I found this package of them at Michaels for $5.99.
Basically - you heat your oven to 325 degrees F, place a piece of parchment paper on a small baking sheet (I used a pizza pan!), stand up the pieces on end - leaving enough space between them so they don't melt together, and cook for 35 minutes! It doesn't smell at all (sometimes when you melt plastic in the oven it stinks!) and they come out perfectly round!
Here they are all standing up on their ends before going in the oven. Here's a link to the tutorial I found by Katie Gehring
Here they are after 35 minutes in the oven - perfectly round shaped little 'enamel' dots! (you[ll notice two of my orange ones were too close together and they merged!)
and here they are taken off the parchment - Gosh - just looking at these makes me happy!!
The beads that are in two colors - the light blue and light pink in my package shown above - melt down to look like little flowers or pinwheels - those are the ones I used on my tags today.
I'm also entering these in the Curtain Call Challenge - Confetti Crush
You never know when you are going to find something fun and new out there!
Stamps: Special Delivery, Special Delivery Sentiments, Tiny Treats Valentines, Limitless Labels - Papertrey Ink.
Paper: Sweet Blush, SPring Rain, Harvest Gold - PTI
Ink: Versamark, Hibiscus Burst, Spring Rain - PTI
Accessories: Perler Beads (to make enamel dots) - Michaels, Ocean and Blossom Twine - The Twinery, Ranger Distress Marker - Spun Sugar, Word Window Punch - SU, Tag Sale Die #3 - PTI, white embossing powder, Special Deliver Die - PTI, heat gun.