Saturday, May 4, 2013

iPad Cover~Stamped, Quilted and MORE!

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Hi everyone!

I have such talented friends. My friend, Ann Butler, designed some wonderfully, creative Quilt Stamps,   licensed by Unity Stamps. She was so kind to send me some to play around with for this Blog Hop and I fell in Love!!! (with a capital "L")

There are other designers in the Blog Hop showcasing these stamps! Please click on the designer links, below, to see how much FUN you can have using these wonderful stamps!


These stamps come in two sizes, 1" and 2" and the 1" stamps can be combined and used with the 2" stamps. {so clever!}

There is a 50% off coupon deal offered by Unity Stamps for anyone ordering stamps between Thursday May 2 and Monday May 6, at midnight CST....the coupon code is Unity5



Below is a design made by Ann Butler, she is so creative!
 I love the idea of using the black-inked plaid stamp over pink paper. 


  Below is another example of how the stamps work! This is created by Martelucci Fabrizio. 
He is also a very great designer!


Now, Let's get down to what I made with the stamps that Ann sent me. I used the "2-inch Leaves all Over" stamps, and see what I created, below! I made this fun-sized bag,
approx. the size of an iPad or Kindle Fire.

These are the products I used. Notice how cute the rubber stamps are!
Stamps, swivel hooks, zipper, Coats & Clark thread, Coats & Clark Variegated thread, Buttons Galore & More, ribbons, lace, magnetic closure, batik fabric.

I was lucky and had this big roll of raw silk...found at an antique sale. I'm not sure what it was used for originally, because it is only about 10" wide and very, very long!

I used "Crafter's Inks" ColorBox, by Clearsnap. They are permanent inks to use on fabric, and when heat set, they are permanant. I used two colors of Crafter's Inks. "Limon" and "Wave" and then toned them down with the ink color, "Stone."


I positioned the rubber stamps onto an extra large "Clear Block" by Inkadinkado. Then dabbed the rubber stamps with the crafter's ink and then stamped onto some antique raw silk. It turned out beautiful! The raw silk did absorb the colors a little more than regular fabric would.

I also used two different batiks, to accent the colors, and they worked very well together. I added a magnetic pocket on the back. I stitched in a zipper, by Coats & Clark, at the top to keep things from falling out.  I like the idea of thin straps which can be clipped on using swivel hooks, or wrapped around your waste. I added Buttons Galore and More, a company that I really like and have made other projects using their buttons... 

I also added several types of trims, such as ribbon, and lace to embellish the look of the bag, which is big enough to carry your Kindle Fire, iPad, or whatever you desire.


Here is a close up of the bag, I hand quilted the area around the stamping. I didn't want to interfere with the design of the stamps...because they are sooo cute! I machine quilted the rest of the bag in a loopy design.


Let me know how you would use the Quilt Stamps!

 I'd love to hear your comments!

Happy Sewing/Quilting!

Denise

27 comments :

  1. I love this bag!! It is so cool! I love the buttons and the stamped fabric. The trims you used are very creative and fun. I want to make one for my iPad!
    I made a cover for my Kindle that I love, so it wouldn't be right for my iPad to feel left out! LOL!

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  2. Are you going to have a pattern for this bag soon? I would love to make one for my iPad.

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  3. Denise I think this bag is simply adorable thank you so much for finding a creative way to showcase my stamps! Thank you for being part of the Hop!

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  4. Lovely projects I can't pick a favourite but the lovely handmade greeting card is gorgeous ! X

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  5. oh I love this. I'd love to see the pattern too! This would be so much fun to create.

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  6. Love your colors, Denise! Great project!

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  7. That is too too fabulous, Denise! Lovely work!

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  8. Denise, I LOVE this. Is this a pattern from your book? I just did my first zipper a couple of weeks ago and now want to put zippers on everything! Great project!

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    1. Hi Rebekah, no, this bag isn't in my quilted bags and totes book. But, ilhave a pattern for it, not sure where it will end up, maybe on my pattern downloads. Maybe in a magazine.

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  9. It really looks like you sewed together individual little pieces of fabric instead of stamps. Loving it.

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  10. Very pretty bag. I would definetely use quilt stamps in my crafting. :)

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  11. Such a cute bag and the pattern you created just sweet!

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  12. Oh my goodness, Denise! Love this...where can I get one?

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    1. I will be writing the instructions up soon. I will post to the blog. This particular bag is just a little small for an iPad, but works great for kindle fire. I'll make the instructions for the iPad.

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  13. I love this bag! So cute! This stamping on fabric is so cool!

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  14. Lovely piece! Love all the special touches from the stamps, buttons, lace and random quilting

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  15. Love this bag. It's fabulous. Those stamps are so awesome. Great idea to hand quilt around the images. I love it!

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  16. Wow Denise- I love how these stamos look on the ipad cover- so pretty and soft! Beautiful!

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  17. Thanks for the kind words, comments are so much fun!

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  18. Oh my goodness, I love love this project - it's so fabulous!

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  19. How I would use the Unity stamps is basically the same as everyone has in the blog hop. I have so many ideas, I would first print on fabric using my printer and yes I know I would have to cut my material so it would fit; then I would go from there.. I an so excited for Ann.

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