From the many emails and comments I have received, you didn’t know about this gem of a site called Scrapblog until recently. In the past on my blog, I introduced you to Scrapblog.com before here , and I am now thrilled to have Scrapblog as one of my sponsors! If you haven’t done your Christmas cards yet, I highly recommend you check out Scrapblog. If you’re doing virtual cards this year—you NEED to check out Scrapblog. If you’re in desperate need of some last minute Christmas gift ideas, again Scrapblog. I fall into all of these categories so in my next few posts I’ll be showing you how you can use this site to your benefit. (Note: Scrapblog pays me to host their ad on my site and that’s it. I am a devoted fan of the site, so all other “advertising” I do for them is out of pure love. Just thought you should know!)
This weekend I have some Christmas parties to attend and need some hostess gifts for the occasion. I didn’t feel like running to the store, so I rummaged around the craft closet to see what I could come up with.
Supplies on hand:
- Plain white tea towels
- Iron-on transfers
- Stitch Witchery
I cut a tea towel in half (it was ginormous to begin with) and sewed the edge with my sewing machine. Then I used Stitch Witchery to attach some gingham ribbon to the bottom edge of the towel.
Next, I went to Scrapblog.com and created a blank page. I then clicked on the “sticker” tab and did a search for “Christmas”. I purchased the stickers I liked and saved and published my scrapblog. I then clicked on the tab under “file” that said “Export as Jpeg” and downloaded the image to my computer. I saved the image to my computer, opened it in Word Perfect and sized it to my liking. I printed the image out onto my iron-on transfer following the package instructions. I ironed on my images and….
….now have two adorable tea towels to give as hostess gifts.
Hmmmm. These look rather cute here on my dishwasher. They look happy…like they might just want to stay here..with me.
No. I must give you away cute tea towels. The basket looks horribly bare already, and if you’re not siting pretty in it then my hostess is just getting…candy canes.
Candy canes and jam? Obviously I need to add a few more items to the basket, but you get the general idea. Next up… I will be making a hostess apron. And that one will be just for ME!
Check out Scrapblog.com . It’s a fun site to explore and the graphics are gorgeous.