Sunday, December 9, 2012

Cold Hands, Warm Heart Tag

Hello!!!!!  I am so shy about my post today!  For the Joy's Life DT we are supposed to share a tip or technique with our project...  Well...  I am not the best at giving tutorials/tips...  I find that a little sad, seeing that I am a teacher!!!!  I also couldn't think of what I could possibly give a tip about, but then it clicked...  Fuzzy Fun Flock!  I'm going to show you how I use this awesome stuff...  Okay...  here it goes...

Tags, Bags, Boxes & More- tag cut at 4.06"
Winter Frolic- snowman cut at 3.24"
Hoot 'n' Holler- heart cut at 1.24"
Joy's Life Stamps- Oh Christmas Puns
Fuzzy Fun Flock- envious green & chili pepper red

Okay, here's my "tip"...

These are the supplies you'll need to make something "fuzzy" (a.k.a. super adorable).  I use my Xyron sticker maker, with permanent adhesive. 

You'll want to choose a cardstock color that is similar to the color of the Fuzzy Fun Flock you want to use.  White cardstock with a colored flock just doesn't look as nice...  I'll show you an example in a bit....

Run the pieces that you want to flock through the sticker maker, upside down.  Once that is done, I make sure to rub the back of the pieces with something hard (I used the fun flock bottle) to make sure that all of the adhesive is sticking to the other side. 

Peel the pieces off of the adhesive paper and just "dump" on the fun flock (like my technical term there?!?).  Then I rub the entire piece with my finger to make sure the flock is sticking to the image and is completely covering all of the adhesive.  Then you just tap off the excess (just like using glitter).  VOILA!  You're done, you have made something fuzzy!  Just use the pieces on your project any way you want!!!!

This is an example of why you want to use a colored cardstock, not white.  The left was done with white cardstock, and the right was done with the red cardstock.  To me, it just looks so much better with the colored cardstock...  :)

That's all there is to it!  I hope you found that somewhat helpful...  Thanks for stopping by!!!  :)


snappy scrappy said...

Adorable tag! Lee-Ann :)

jessica said...

adorable tag and GREAT tip Amy!!!
Thanks for sharing this fun technique :)

Patty B said...

I need to buy some of this stuff! What fun and it looks GREAT!!!

L.B. said...

Oh that looks great and you make it sound like I can do it...thanks for the steps. Love it.

kisatrtle said...

Very cute

Sarah said...

Amy, I'm very glad you shared this tutorial! I've used the red flocking on glue dots but wasn't happy at all witht he results. Your tip showed me why! #1 I didn't press down the flocking #2 It was on white cardstock! Thank you!

Your snowman is adorable!!!

Brenda said...

That was a wonderful tutorial Amy! I've never used flock before but have been wanting to try it sometime. Your tip about using cardstock to match is perfect and I can see why you are telling us that. Super adorable tag and the flock just makes you want to touch that cut little snowman!

Diana said...

Great tutorial Amy! TFS! Your tag is adorable!

Nita said...

That tag is so CUTE!!! Love, love, love it! And your tutorial was fabulous. I've never used Fuzzy Fun Flock because I had no idea what to do with it. And now I do. lol! Thanks! :)

Georgiana said...

Great tag and thanks for the tip. I barely use my Xyron due to limited space in my craft area, but need to remember I have one.

Happy Holidays,
Carson's Creations

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