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« on: January 18, 2004 11:57:25 AM »

Ok so I had this idea this afternoon. Me and my dad were digging around in the loft trying to clear room and I came across my brother's old stamp collection from when he was 5 and oh-so amazingly cool. But i thought i could fashion some sort of bag or purse or both as there were so many out of them! I'm new to this whole craftyness thing but I did just make my first toothbrush bracelet! woop go me, I was wondering how I would go about this and if anyone had any ideas? Cheers x x x

P.s - er yeah so this is my first post on here so umm a big wave and hello to everyone  Grin
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« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2004 07:08:10 PM »

Howdy Thunderbird! By stamps you mean postage stamps, right? Well, you could laminate them and do all kinds of stuff - I've used laminated things in sewing - as long as you have a normal sewing machine, most home laminating machines don't make the laminates so thick that you couldn't use them. I did it with some photos to make a grandmothers canvas bag for my mother - just made it the outer layer of the bag with that sewn on it, and the webbing I used for the handles covered the edges.

You could decoupage it on anything - make a journal (if you chose a refillable notebook, you'd have it for a long time), scrap book cover, use them to cover a small wooden or paper mache box to keep treasures.

If you scanned them, you could then print them on some of that special iron on fabric transfer paper, and iron it on to any kind of fabric to make anything you wanted!

Go wild and have fun!
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« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2004 05:36:49 AM »

If you get your hands on some clear vinyl, you can sandwich the stamps between the vinyl and some fabric, and then sew a grid so that each stamp is in their very own enclosed square. You wouldn't actually damage the stamps in anyway doing this, so if you found out one was worth a whole lot of money or something, you could just cut it out Smiley Good luck!
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« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2004 07:48:19 AM »

Cool ideas, thanks! Yup there normal postage stamps, can stamps really be worth alot of money? Hmm i may have to go u bunni on that one but make my bag anyways using the vinyl stuff if one is valuable then I can just take it right out and sell it. miss mom thanks for the idea, i think i'll make a journal too and give it to my friend for her birthday.. she'll really like it! I've liked the idea of doing transfers with stuff too but i didn't know how to do it, thanks I think i'll have a go at that also with another idea i got from the simpsons. Thankies for the help, i'll do pictures when it's done (that mayb a while though lol) so everyone can see my first attempts at a bag, purse, journal and if i can buy that iron of fabric my y-shirt 2!

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« Reply #4 on: January 19, 2004 08:34:10 AM »

I've made bookmarks out of postage stamps before -- just line 'em up, laminate and away you go.  They're very cute.

I like the idea of sewing them into little pockets though.  You could make a really cool purse that way.
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« Reply #5 on: January 20, 2004 06:52:57 AM »

I like the idea of sewing them into the little pockets too - it would make them look kinda quilted - cool idea elecbunni!

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« Reply #6 on: January 20, 2004 07:06:42 AM »

yer thanks 4 the ideas ur all so creative!  Grin
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