Archives for March 2019
Today I wanted to share the FabFitFun Spring 2019 box with you. A few weeks ago FabFitFun reached out to me to see if I would be interested in reviewing it and sharing it with you; I had heard alot about them and I thought I would see what was inside. Well it was meant to be because the pretty yellow box I received was illustrated by my favorite artist Helen Dardik; do you remember that beautiful pink original painting Greg bought me for my birthday than was Helen Dardik! Just look at the box I got in the mail it contains over $200 in products for $49.99 (and you can get one too, plus an exclusive discount if you keep reading)…..
FabFitFun sent me this box for free, all opinions are my own
As you can see Tilly instantly took the sunglasses! However, I did manage to get them back eventually; I bought them with me to Palm Springs, I fact I brought alot of the box to Palm Springs with me and I have had so many compliments not only on the sunglasses but on the bag too, it’s really roomy, so soft and comfortable. I also bought the body lotion and it’s kept my skin so soft. You can see how packed the box is though, there was an eye cream, rope, gift card, magazine, water bottle and more; there are also options to customize your box depending which subscription you choose…
The nicest part of this was just having some time to relax, there is a great lifestyle magazine with information about the products, interviews, and more money saving offers inside and I took ten minutes to relax on the porch, not something you would see me do very often!
FabFitFun have also given me a discount for you all! You can get $10 off your first FabFitFun box by using code ’10ALEXANDRA’ at www.fabfitfun.com. I hope you will give this a try, I am going to sign up because I loved getting all this in the mail of things just for me and everything is something I will really use and I love the idea I can customize some items too!
See you again soon
Alexandra & The Prickle
Hello! It’s Kari from SunshineInMyPocket.com and today I am showing how to use the Artesprix Heat Transfer Markers on Sequined Pouches!
This was such fun to do…who knew you could sublimate on sequins?
I started out with these sequin pouches and decided to try one of the SILVER bags.
And guess what!?! It worked! And it worked better than I ever expected!
I have a quick video to show you just how to do this, watch it below or on YouTube:
This is a fun project and I know lots of little girls who will giggle in delight to have their own images ironed onto a sequin pouch!
What do you think? Are you inspired to try it yourself? These are such fun markers to work with and there are so many applications!
I hope I’ve inspired you to give them a try. I’ll see you next time!
Have you had the pleasure of working with Artesprix sublimation markers yet? I’ve been working with the set that came in the March kit to create shirts, hats, and book covers. Today, I decided to make and share fabric card embellishments!
There were some polyester blend scraps in my fabric stash, so that’s what I used for the transfer. Artesprix markers work best on polyester, but you can use them on other fabrics – know they will come out a little more “vintage” than crisp and bright.
To start, I stamped my critters onto some 65lb cardstock by coloring in small parts of the stamps and stamping several times to get the whole image. The marker ink dries quickly, so you need to work fast. This set is called Under The Weather by Clearly Besotted. It’s rather hard to find nowadays, but you can use any cute stamps set you already own.
Once I had my three little critters stamped, I colored them in by using a stippling technique. I tried to color normally, but I found I was smudging the super small details. Filling in the areas with lots of dots was much easier.
I waited for the ink to dry so to make sure I had the coloring even, then transferred the critters to the fabric square using a Cricut EasyPress (360F for 90 sec).
Now that I had the images ready for my project, I die cut them from the fabric using a Deckle Edge Square die from Honey Bee Stamps. I was going for a ruffled pillow look for this get well soon card, and I thought this die would do the trick 🙂
Next, I punched three 1.25-inch squares and ran them through a Xyron sticker maker to cover them with adhesive. Then, I added them to the back of the fabric critters for a little stability.
In keeping with the soft & comfy theme of my card, I chose a soft blue cardstock for the background and embossed it with a Provocraft embossing folder called Oxford. Then, I trimmed up the edges to 4 1/8 x 5 3/8-inches.
For the white sentiment strip, I used a Vertical Stitched Strips Die from My Favorite Things. This one is hard to find too, but there are tons of stitched dies available that you can use in place of it. Then, I stamped the sentiment using MidTone Shadow Ink in Charcoal.
To put everything together, I layered the white piece over the lower part of the blue embossed panel with a lick of Tombow Xtreme glue tape, then arranged my little pillow critters and attached them with foam adhesive. Aren’t they cute?!
Once I had my card front adhered to the card base, I felt like I needed to add sequins or something. But, they would be too shiny for this snuggly card. So, I rummaged through my embellishments and found these tiny snowballs in a shaker filler jar. Cotton balls. Perfect! I popped them in place with a few dabs of Deluxe Adhesive.
Thank you for stopping in today! I hope this project inspired you to try your hand at some fabric card embellishments with Artesprix markers. Until next time!
Hi! I love that the Artesprix sublimation markers in the March kit from The Hedgehog Hollow can be used on any fabric containing polyester! And they are kid friendly, too! I headed out to my local craft store and picked up a kid’s apron for my son to decorate! He loves to cook and craft with me and he needs an apron of his own!
I wanted to let Jax (3 years) have creative freedom since this is his apron – but I did have to help him a bit! If you haven’t watched my video on how to use the Artesprix sublimation markers along with your stamps I encourage you to click here and watch! He picked out which stamps he wanted – the Keep on Trucking stamp set from Your Next Stamp is his current favorite! I used the black marker and colored on the stamp and stamped them onto plain typing paper. I used the same process as in my video – work in small areas using my MISTI so that I can double stamp to get a crisp black outline.
Then I let him color in his images! He had so much fun! Once he was done I heated up my iron, put the image face down onto the apron, and pressed with the hot iron for about 4 minutes. I do want to mention that these images did not turn out as vibrant as my last project because this apron is only 50% polyester. Artesprix recommends that you use at least 80% polyester, but I still love how it turned out!
I used the black marker and wrote his name onto a piece of computer paper and used the iron for 4 minutes to transfer the image onto the top of the apron. Remember that images will be mirrored once they are applied so if you are using text you will need to write the mirror image onto the paper! Thankfully his name was easy to do!
Thanks for stopping by! I hope you’ll try these markers on other fabrics around your house!