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« Reply #770 on: May 20, 2011 01:02:07 AM »

One more tip (I hope I'm not talking to myself here, gheghe) about borders.

I have two templates that I use for cutting ATC backgrounds out of materials that don't go through my printer, or to test weather a picture I want to use has the right size. I made them out of cardboard, but I'm planning on making new ones out of a transparent material.

One of my templates is the exact size of an ATC, the other is a little bit smaller.
If you cut one background using the largest template and another (in a different colour) using the smaller template, you can glue the smaller one on the bigger one and the part where they don't overlap makes a pretty border.
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« Reply #771 on: May 21, 2011 09:32:03 AM »

Templates are always great. I have a template made with all my punches. I just used each one and punched them into a heavy piece of black paper. That way I can see how any pattern or image will look before I actually go to punch them out.
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« Reply #772 on: August 13, 2011 02:59:23 AM »

I stumbled across this thread yesterday and after reading up to page 47 I had to go outside (before my eyes went completely square) so I thought what better to do but go and buy some packing tape! I cannot thank you guys enough for sharing this technique, I am in love!!! I've spent all afternoon butchering an old copy of Pop and making these:



I just need to decide what to do with them...

thanks again! x
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« Reply #773 on: August 13, 2011 11:09:33 AM »

hehehe...square eyes..I like that.  And I'm tickled your so in love!  I love packing tape anyway (as anyone who has gotten a recycled box in a swap from me would know...I cover every inch in tape) and it is such a fun and simple technique.  AND the first thought I had when I saw the longer strips was, "OO cuff bracelets!".  Happy crafting Grin
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« Reply #774 on: August 13, 2011 05:46:14 PM »

CUFF BRACELETS!! Genius! Now I just have to find out how to do that.... any ideas? x
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« Reply #775 on: August 13, 2011 07:09:51 PM »

CUFF BRACELETS!! Genius! Now I just have to find out how to do that.... any ideas? x

Well...it depends a bit on how thick the tape you used is.  I think I would back it with another piece of tape if it is the thinner kind. Then sew it down to a fabric base of some sort. Make sure you increase the stitch length a bit, or if your doing it by hand, keep the stitches a bit far apart. The closer they are together, the more likely it is to rip the tape. Then just add a snap. You might be able to just put a few layers of tape on the back to make it thicker and to protect the picture and then add a snap. But I think I would add a bunch of tape where the snap bits go to make it less likely to rip out. Best of luck..and post what you do please.  I would love to see it Grin

OO and folks at the on going ATC swap have been making all kinds of cool cards with this technique.  SO it would work for any kind of paper crafting too.
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« Reply #776 on: August 14, 2011 06:26:37 PM »

 Cheesy Thanks a lot Suereal, I'm def gonna try this! i'll pop some photos up once I've finished x
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« Reply #777 on: August 14, 2011 06:57:20 PM »

Sweet Grin.  It occurred to me last night that there are some very cool duct tapes these days.  They could be used to edge the packing tape to reinforce it and still keep the packing tapes see-through..ness Grin
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« Reply #778 on: August 21, 2011 11:37:54 AM »

CUFF BRACELETS!! Genius! Now I just have to find out how to do that.... any ideas? x

Well...it depends a bit on how thick the tape you used is.  I think I would back it with another piece of tape if it is the thinner kind. Then sew it down to a fabric base of some sort. Make sure you increase the stitch length a bit, or if your doing it by hand, keep the stitches a bit far apart. The closer they are together, the more likely it is to rip the tape. Then just add a snap. You might be able to just put a few layers of tape on the back to make it thicker and to protect the picture and then add a snap. But I think I would add a bunch of tape where the snap bits go to make it less likely to rip out. Best of luck..and post what you do please.  I would love to see it Grin

OO and folks at the on going ATC swap have been making all kinds of cool cards with this technique.  SO it would work for any kind of paper crafting too.

That's an excellent idea! You could also do bangles! If you have on that's an appropriate width you can just tape it right on and perhaps seal it.
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« Reply #779 on: October 03, 2011 04:42:29 PM »

How do you finish fabric ATCs?  Cut them and affix to front of stiff surface?  Sew them into a little pouch with the stiff surface inside?  Just cut larger than the card and affix it to the back after folding it over the edges?  I'd appreciate any ideas....
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