Friday, September 14, 2012

Scrapbook Steals Blog Hop




Welcome to the Scrapbook Steals blog hop.  You should have come here from the Scrapbook Steals Blog page.  If not, head back over and start from there.  Don't forget to visit everyone's pages and leave a comment.  Scrapbook Steals will draw a name from all the comments to win a $20 Scrapbook Steals gift certificate.  Every comment is a chance to win! Comments will be closing on Sunday, September 16th at 11:59 PM MST. So make sure you go see all of the fabulous projects -- you wont want to miss any of them!

I had so much fun preparing projects for you for this blog hop. We were asked to make projects using Martha Stewart Glitters. I thought, this will be a snap! I had at least one idea lined up before I had the glitter in hand. Indulge me because I got carried away.  
This is an ATC swap that I participated in and I thought the clear Tinsel glitter would make pretty rain drops.  I used a glue pen, sprinkled the glitter on and tapped the excess off.  I love the extra little pop of shimmer.
Here is a close up shot so you can see the glitter better.

   
I thought I would think out of the box and show the glitter on a non-paper product.  Here's a couple of T-shirts I made for my girls using freezer paper, Plaid Fabric adhesive and the tinsel glitter.  I cut out a mask with my Cricuit on the freezer paper and then ironed it in place on the T-shirt leaving the area I wanted the glitter to show exposed.  I used a foam brush to paint on the fabric adhesive in a thin layer, sprinkled the glitter generously over the top and allowed to dry for 2 hours.  After I knew it was completely dry I shook off the loose glitter and then peeled off the freezer paper.

*Edit* Because of the questions in the comments, I thought it would be best to answer some of them here. After I knew the glue was all the way dry I heat set it by ironing the t-shirt on the back side set to the cotton setting and with a press cloth on the glitter side. Also, I wash the shirts inside out if I remember. And Low heat on the dryer is best. I don't always take so much care having four kids and all. BUT I did this two years ago with my girls and the glitter is still looking good. They were in need of a size upgrade and this was the perfect opportunity!

Voila! Here is a close up of the finished product.
Here is my lovely model showing off her new T-shirt.  I think she likes it!
Here is another T-shirt using a yellow T-shirt with the silver tinsel glitter.  I hope this gives you plenty of inspiration using the Martha Stewart Glitter.

Stop by Julie's blog next to see her gorgeous projects.


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67 comments:

krafting kelly said...

I love how you used the tinsel glitter for rain on the card. It looks like so much fun on those shirts, too!

Melissa D. said...

Love your use of the glitter Erica! Those t-shirts are so cute! Adorable ATC too!

Jackie - aka funhockeymom25 said...

precious!!! love all the glitter!

Kristy said...

Yea! Glad you got things worked out. Thank you so much for playing girl! Your projects are amazing. :)

Mom Cheryl said...

I'm just wondering how the glitter lasted after washing the t-shirt. They look great!

Heather said...

Your ATC's are amazing! And the shirts for your cute girls turned out awesome too!

Miriam Prantner said...

Those glitter shirts are fantastic! What little girl doesn't LOVE bling?!

Jennifer M said...

the tees are too cute!

Varshitha said...

wooow the tees are sooooo pretty... love it... Gonna try something like this...
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Gail said...

This post just got better and better as I scrolled down! The card was beautiful, but the shirts... Who would have thought?!?!? LOVE THEM!! (and btw- your nails a super cute!)

Melanie Rozwood said...

The glitter seems really versatile. Cool projects.

Kerys said...

OMGOSH! These are just adorable! I love the effect of the tinsel glitter on the card and those t-shirts - WOW! Thanks for the great inspiration! Just became a new follower :-)
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Kira said...

I LOVE the really light touch of glitter on the card and would never think to use glitter on a DIY shirt. Super cute!

arlene turano said...

Great ideas! LOVE your glitter heart tee shirt!!

Staci said...

Loved that you used the glitter for rain and those t-shirts are to die for!

Jessica said...

Ah! Perfection! I might have to do the shirts for myself. I'm guessing it's a gentle cycle, inside out, no dryer sort of thing?

Abbey said...

Love the shirts, very cute! Do they wash okay?

Beatrice Lawson said...

Love the adorable t-shirts! I have to look into the products you use, I wonder if they will live through washes... I guess so, but I am always afraid of using glitter and then having it partially wash off.

Charity Becker said...

LOVE that owl shirt!!!

cutiephinphin said...

Wow! I'm amazed at the 2 shirts you did with the tinsel glitter. Never thought they could be used on fabric.

Love the card and how you used the tinsel glitter as raindrops. What a neat idea. Thanks for sharing.

Julie Koets said...

Super cute ATC! I love your projects.

Helen said...

I love the shirts! And the card is super cute!

Ruby said...

Cute projects.

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Stephanie U said...

Love the shirts Erica! What a neat idea. I better not show my daughter these or she will want one right away.

JPScraps said...

The card is so sweet...and the t-shirts are fabulous!!

Julie Odil said...

I love your projects. Your models are adorable. They look so happy with their new shirts.

Deborah Johnson said...

WOWZA - those ATCs are beautiful and I cannot get over how cute the t-shirts are!!!

Dil said...

LOVE your work!

Amy said...

Love the ATC and those t-shirts are totally fab! My daughter would LOVE that! Oh, and your finger nails are pretty fab too! ;o)

Adrienne Crist said...

Wow those tees are cute! Thanks for sharing the how-to ;)

Cathryn said...

Great projects. Those t-shirts looks great. Something that I think I am going to try out!!! Thanks for the inspiration!!!!

Cathryn said...

Love your projects. I might have to try those t-shirts. Thanks for the inspiration!!!

Heather (goldiecar) said...

CUTENESS! Both the shirts and the girls!!!

Kimberli said...

I love your idea of using glitter for rain and those t-shirts are so great!

Margie said...

Love, love those t-shirts!! Great idea!

The Gov. said...

Beautiful card and the shirts are just FAB!

Michele Duffy said...

Amazing t-shirts!

Ruth G said...

This is wonderful! I never would have thought that the glitter would really stick through washings! Thanks so much for walking through all the steps and care!

Anonymous said...

Love this idea, have three early teen granddaughters who will love these! They love anything that sparkles.

Bella's mama said...

Love the T-shirts.

LittleBird said...

love your project with the chevron print!

vicky said...

this is my favorite of the day I love what you did here, I looked at all before I left my comments and yours was definetely my favorite!!! Thanks

Jen McD said...

WOW. I'm pretty sure Fiona *needs* a glitter shirt. This is AWESOME!!

Abigail Stoops said...

Awesome!

Lori said...

great raindrops! and tshirts!

Anonymous said...

Lovin those tees. Thanks for the ideas, Cathy R.

Giddy Michelle said...

can't wait to see your ATC in person and those t-shirts are adorable :)

Holly Hudspeth said...

Great to see multiple projects using the glitter. Love those shirts!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

You have created such a great background for that Unity stamp! Wonderful!

Crystal said...

I love your ATC and those t-shirts are amazing!

craftgirl007 said...

Love the tinsel glitter onthe card and the shirts are tooooo cute!

Michelle said...

Great projects!! Love the tees.

Patti aka NW Lady said...

Love the look of the tinsel glitter on your card, it does look like raindrops.

Wendy said...

Love the card and the shirts...so awesome!

Karen Weingartner said...

Cute shirts! What a fun idea!

Michelle said...

I love the glitter shirts, very nice.

Isabelle said...

the t-shirts are aweosme! and i love that you added just a little to your card but it makes a nice touch

Jess said...

Beautiful card!

SandiB said...

Love how the T-shirts came out. Thanks for sharing.

scrappingnana said...

What great ideas. I really love the t-shirts. I had never thought of using glitter on clothes. Thanks for sharing the ideas.

ajmaluck said...

Your girls and their tees are wonderful. Thanks for sharing these and for the chance to win.

Kristina said...

Wow Erica! I would never have thought of the t-shirt idea. Great idea. I may see a pink owl shirt in my future.

Amber S said...

I never would have thought to put glitter on t-shirts. Thanks!

kai wong said...

Cool shirts! It's got my wheels turning :) Thanks!

Scrap Max said...

nice tshirts,thanks

Amelia Clark said...

Wow...This is what i have been looking for and you have done a great job. Beautiful cards.
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