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 on: Today at 12:08:52 PM 
Started by TheMistressT - Last post by Abbeeroad
This is the coolest.

 on: Today at 12:07:43 PM 
Started by gozer - Last post by craftADDchick
That's awesome! I started making my list of projects to try in 2017 and sewing with leather is one of my goals. Let me know any tricks you learn with the handles!  Grin

I'm not sure my machine will be able to handle sewing through leather, but I might see if I can figure out another way to do it. I think that leather handles would look great with the fabric I have. I'll keep you posted!

 on: Today at 12:05:45 PM 
Started by Mistress Jennie - Last post by Abbeeroad
AH! jellybean - from your post I totally realized that the chocolate card image from littlefallingstar on deviant art has the white space already removed in the template! I just have to layer my pic in and add textboxes in PPT then print. No (pre) cutting and piecing and scanning required!  

Wow, you just made my life (and maybe Inselaeffchen's, too) so much easier. Thank you!

Actually, thank you both for helping me work this out in my brain. I was totally in a rut and didn't even realize it! Smiley

 on: Today at 12:04:31 PM 
Started by anderlance - Last post by JoyfulClover
This is amazeballs!  I love the modern take on colors - and a 5 mm hook? That's crazytown!

Great job. I know they will love it!  and thanks for the progress photos!


 on: Today at 12:04:21 PM 
Started by Mistress Jennie - Last post by jellybean89
jellybean89 - Thanks for that, too! Is it easy to remove the white space/add the writing? My brain is really not cooperating with me this week! Shocked I've got GIMP on my computer, so might wait for hubby to come home for that... Unless I manage to do it myself... Wink

Removing white space / adding text is pretty easy with Paint.NET. You open the chocolate frog card template & use the Magic Wand tool to select the white space & delete it (so that the space is transparent). Then you add a layer for the photo below the original chocolate frog card layer, paste in the photo & adjust where you want it. Then I add a layer for the text & move it above the chocolate frog layer (so that it's easier to edit my text without messing up the rest of the image) & add any text I want. Smiley

I haven't used GIMP much, but I think I figured out how to do it (but there might be a better way):
1. Open the chocolate frog template.
2. To allow parts of the chocolate frog image to be transparent, on the menu bar, select Layer -> Transparency -> Add Alpha Channel.
3. Use the Fuzzy Select Tool to select the white space (you may need to play with the Threshold setting in the tool options to select more or less of the white space).
4. Press Delete or select Edit -> Clear.
5. select Select -> None to deselect the blank space.
6. select File -> Open as Layers. Find and select your photo & click Open. It will be opened as a new layer.
7. Use the Move tool to place the photo in front of the blank space on the card.
8. In the list of layers, drag & drop the photo layer below the chocolate frog layer.
9. Use the Move & Scale tools to adjust the photo (make sure the photo layer is selected).
10. When done, select the chocolate frog card layer.
11. Use the Text tool to add text to the image. (It looks like each time you place text, it has it's own layer, so if you need to move it around, make sure the right layer is selected.)
12. Save your image. If you want a .png or .jpg image, you go to File -> Export As instead of just saving it.

Sorry if you already know how to do any of that! I don't use GIMP often, so I had to write it out to remember.  Tongue

 on: Today at 11:32:18 AM 
Started by alteredmommy - Last post by audio
I always love Halloween stuff, in my house that's called everyday decorations.

 on: Today at 11:30:50 AM 
Started by alteredmommy - Last post by kayrun
is anyone hunting for Halloween-y type items?
just curious~

 on: Today at 11:26:34 AM 
Started by anderlance - Last post by anderlance
Inspired by the works of Scott Erikson this afghan took six weeks of work to complete. Worked with 5mm crochet hook and Red Heart Comfort yarn.There are tons of ends to weave on the back so this will take another week or so before I can give it to my loved ones Carissa & Chris for their wedding present.  Progress photos included.  Shown on a queen size bed(My photoshop is not the best).  Thanks for viewing.

 on: Today at 11:20:31 AM 
Started by kittykill - Last post by Whistley

 on: Today at 11:11:43 AM 
Started by kittykill - Last post by rockingbearranch

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