To go along with the Silhouette Portrait™ Giveaway over on my blog today I put together a fun little project and tutorial that walks you through the process of creating Valentine bags using Silhouette's Double-Sided Adhesive. I made one for Simon and one for Anna and will be adding some treats and goodies and giving them to them on the 14th.
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To begin I wanted to share a video tutorial on how to trace and weld shapes together using the Silhouette Studio software.
For the cut settings I just chose Double-Sided Adhesive and changed my blade setting to 6 (following what it said on the screen).
That's what it looked like when it came out of the Silhouette.
Make sure you are peeling all pieces of the adhesive back paper from the mat.
Next pull off the yellow backing so you have one sticky side. Make sure that the sticky part stays on the piece you want to adhere.
Adhere your design to the lunch bag.
Gently lift the paper up off the adhesive. It's hard to see in the shot above but there's adhesive left on the bag - this is what the glitter or flocking or embossing powder is going to stick to.
I decided to emboss because it's what I love. I embossed one with White Zing Opaque.
And the other with Rouge Zing Opaque.
That's both of them after they've been hit with the heat gun.
From there I used a Zig Emboss Writer to add a little something to each bag above and below the "S" and the "A." This pen is an awesome tool for being able to write and then heat emboss.
This adorable little love-themed date stamp is from American Crafts and is available at Target. Big thanks to Janice who brought this to me at CHA.
Ribbon used on the top is a Red White Twill from Paper Source that I cut in half the long way to create two long pieces of ribbon.
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