Wastebasket – sewing project from different materials

Another sewing project from the beautiful materials I lately bought is a new wastebasket, well it is rather a waste sack.
I love it to be soft and flexible and fitting the fun vintage faux wood floor from our new garden house.

I did not make or use a pattern. I just measured and cut the square and rectangles pieces.
The bottom I made from a square vegan leather (SnapPap which is actually paper) and 4 rectangles. Then I added the wonderful jacquard fabric from the crafts show. On top I added a matching piece of faux leather fabric and for the inside I used a piece of silk I found in my stock.
With the Silhouette Cameo I cut and then ironed the word “Papier” on it, which is “paper” in German

Our lovely dog Akira does not trust any box or bag, but when she felt how happy I was with her sitting next to the new sack she started to relax. And in the end she even had fun in the photo session and showed me her typical Shiba smile.

Have a great and crafty weekend!

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A book for a cook – black glossy vinyl on a golden notebook

When I saw these matte golden notebooks as a double pack in the crafts shop last week I had to have them. They are bound with a thread instead of metal clips, beautifully, and you can never have enough notebooks!

Today I made a gift for a hobby cook with decorating one of them with a very detailed design (an altered graphic from a vector design collection) from black glossy vinyl cut with the Silhouette Cameo.
It was not an easy job, because the lines of the text are very thin. But in the end it worked and I love the result. The vivid contrast between the high glossy vinyl and the shimmering gold is hard to show in a static photo.

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For those who are not familiar with cutting vinyl I list the steps below:

You need a blanc notebook, a piece of vinyl and matching transfer tape and of course your cutting machine.

 

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First you prepare your design in Silhouette Studio.
Watch your cut lines the motifs not to be too thin and that all overlapping parts are weld.

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Put your vinyl on the cutting mat.
For glossy vinyl I use cotton gloves to avoid having finger prints on the material.

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Cut the design.
I used blade length 1 (I never trust blade length 1, but indeed it worked) and thickness 10.
If you are not sure make a test cut.
Then weed all the parts around your design, that have to go off with a hook or pick.
This took the most time.

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Carefully put the transfer tape onto the right side of, on top of your vinyl.
Then remove the backside of the vinyl.
Then place your design onto the notebook and fix it by rubbing over the transfer tape. You can also use a scrape, but I personally prefer to use my hands for this.

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Then carefully remove the transparent transfer tape by dropping it to the side (not upwards!)
You can rub again with a cloth over the finished book to make sure all parts are sticking well.
Have fun to make your own personalized notebooks!

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Christmas cards with cars

I tried the PixScan technology and my new pixscan mat lately for cutting a failed print and cut job. This is so cool!
It happens often to me and I find it a pity to throw away a whole printed page just because it is not possible to cut it with my Cameo due to registration marks errors.

So now I just put the page or parts of it on the pixscan mat and take a picture.
I fire up SilhouetteStudio, import the pixscan pic and copy the traced shape from my former print and cut project.

Then I cut it from the pixscan mat and done.

Another big advantage of the pixscan mat is, that there is a much bigger work space than with print and cut, very handy if you want to use the maximum size for your prints.

Enjoy the holidays with your beloved ones.
Merry christmas to everybody!
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My german pop-up christmas cards

I just want to show them, my german pop-up cards cut with the Silhouette Cameo. If you like and use german greetings you can download the cut files from my german blog if you want:

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Have fun!

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