Thursday, January 24, 2008

Textiles!

In addition to stamps - we have loads of great products for stamping onto. One of my favorites is the textiles - they provide dimension, without adding bulk to your pages. Textile shapes are made of 100% cotton material backed with acid-free permanent adhesive. You can stamp directly onto them - or use ink, paint or dye to make a perfectly coordinating embellishment for your page. The textiles also fit perfectly on our Technique Tiles for added dimension.


On this layout our creative director Eileen Collins used the textiles to create the title and unique fabric buttons to add dimension.


To create the title Eileen stamped using Savannah Capital and Lowercase Large. Stamping one letter at a time, she was able to connect the letters to give it a perfect script look. For the word "Graders" she stamped the title onto the largest size of the Square Textiles in two parts "Grade" and "rs" but cutting around the two parts while the textile was still on its plastic backing sheet - she was able to combine the two parts seamlessly. She used blue ink and Main Street Large Capital and Lowercase letters stamped and cut out individually to finish off the title.


To make the button embellishments Eileen stamped images from the Skin Deep set and adhered the Circle Textiles to the Circle Technique Tiles. To finish the button look - she used a tiny hole punch to create 2-4 holes and threaded ribbon or thread through the holes.


Next month we will be doing a "Reader Challenge" to inspire you to use Textiles and Technique Tiles in new ways! We want to see what you come with! Of course there will be prizes, and we will feature selected entries in our newsletter, our website and right here on the blog.


***Giveaway is Closed*** Thank you all SO much for emailing me to request a sample!! These are now in the mail on their way to you!! Don't worry - if you didn't get your samples - we will have plenty more opportunities to win in the future!! Watch the blog in February for details on the Textile challenge - it'll be easy! We can't wait to see what you come up with! :)

Please feel free to email me anytime with comments, suggestions and ideas that would help you use your stamps!

29 comments:

Krystinah said...

I am so excited that you have a blog now....I love your stamps and have many....Also excited about the new stuff looks great....Good luck with the blog and I will tell my friends about it.....Thanks

makemeamemory said...

Nice blog and glad to have found it. Love your stamps and would like to see lots of techniques.

Debby said...

I always love to see what Eileen creates, she is so talented. You are very lucky to have her as your Creative Director. I have never tried the textiles but I'll be emailing you about them. Once I use them maybe I'll bring them in to the store. I hopr to have a chance to visit with you at the Sue Gilman show in March.

Debby
The Inspiration Station, Stafford Springs, CT

Karen said...

I haven't seen these yet so I'm excited to try them out! Love the blog and look forward to visiting frequently. Thanks!

Kate W. said...

Hello! I am so happy to read in your newsletter that you have started a blog. I found your stamps from my stamping store in Cincinnati and also LOVE your last idea book. Keep the great ideas coming!

Anonymous said...

I don't own any Technique Tuesdays textiles, but would love to try them!
DebbyG

Amy said...

It's so great that you have a blog now! I love TT stamps and would love some tutorials etc. Thanks so much!

Valonda L. said...

I love your stamps and use them alot in my classes. Glad to see that you have a blog. I'll be checking in regularly.
Valonda L.(valonda1@juno.com)

Karla Dudley said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE the blog and those pages are STUNNING!!!!!!!! You are an amazing scrapper Eileen!

Gonna spread the word about the new site!

-Karla

Ronda P. said...

so excited you are blogging now. I can say those tiles are awesome! Such a fun way to add cool elements to your pages!

Julie, aka Scrapperdays said...

I'm jazzed about this new blog! I'm off to tell friends about it!

Julie said...

Love the look of the textiles and stamps too. Will be popping back in often to check things out.

Elaine said...

I just emailed and called the Textiles "textures" --- sorry! My bad! I love the little buttons that are shown. That make such a nice little touch to match up with the rest of the stamping on the page!

eswill said...

Can't get enough Technique Tuesday stamps and I'm so glad you have a blog now. Looking forward to trying the textiles.

Holladay Family said...

I found your blog through the blog giveaway carnival. Thank you for you having a giveaway! I would LOVE to win!

My email is holladayfam(at)gmail(dot)com.

Thanks again!

Laura @ Laura Williams' Musings said...

I sent you an email.

Thanks for the giveaway!

Stop by my place to win a bath set & candles or one of two copies of a book I'm giving away. Don't miss the daily edition of contests galore that I post on my blog.

Laura @ Laura Williams' Musings

email is in my profile or you can contact me via the contact form on my blog.

StakerSensations said...

me please

ahiltz said...

Looks interesting and like it would be fun to do!

Double Happiness said...

Love to stamp someday...

Drop by my blog, http://usborne101.blogspot.com/, to win a book in this bloggy giveaway carnival!

you da mom! said...

very cool and creative!

Tammy and Parker said...

Whoa! How excited am I? I will be back......often!

Tammy and Parker

Reeva said...

GREAT giveaway! I hope I’m the lucky winner.

you're very talented and creative. I've bookmarked your blog and also emailed you.

Leigh said...

Hope I win! Cool!!! Thanks!

Erica G said...

I am glad that you are participating in the giveaways. I would've never found your blog. I think you may have opened up another dimension for my scrapbooking!

James and Andrea said...

Wow, I love scrapbooking. This is neat.

JoLynn said...

Great sight. Thanks so much for offering these ideas and challenges!

peaches said...

I haven't worked with textiles yet!!!

Teri said...

Cool! I've never heard of these!

Jon & Sarah said...

very cool! I have never seen such a thing.