I don’t know how I missed it… it is right there on the box…
Now my gal pal Leah at Beyer Beware prefers her freezer paper wrapped tightly around her T- Bone Steaks. I have to admit, this FREEZE-O-RAMA mama would love to have her freezer full of all that home grown meat as well. However, when I was over at On the Banks of Squaw Creek and saw Katie’s freezer paper craftiness I was intrigued… and after trying things, I am uber impressed.
The deal is that you can cut stencils out of freezer paper and iron it a shirt. You can then paint in your design and when your paint is dry, you can remove the stencil and there ya have a custom shirt.
As usual, I decided to do this up big. I printed off several sheets of freezer paper with designs and grabbed an Xacto knife. Turns out, me and the Xacto knife don’t get along too much. The only thing I managed to cut was my finger!
So, I decided to call in an old scrappy friend… Coluzzle.
Oh Coluzzle, I heart you so…
I was well on my way to cutting out my new stencil when the tip broke! So, I went and dug around and couldn’t find a spare… so, I called Joann’s and then Michaels–nope. No one carries it anymore 🙁
The lovely people at Elmer’s offered to let me purchase a compatible Xacto swivel blade for $3.50 plus &6.95 shipping!!! SERIOUSLY.
So, off to plan C… a couple other old scrappy friends: My Cuttlebug and Sizzix letters.
Actually, kind of obsessed! (Got me thinkin’ the Ole scrapbookin’ tools might come in handy with spelling this summer 🙂 )
Once I got the letters cut out, I had to grab my iron… at this point I am wondering exactly what I thought I’d enjoy about this project… cutting and ironing?!?!
I got an S- in kindergarten for cutting crooked and my aunt never let me live it down… and I don’t think I’ve ever ironed a shirt to my mama’s liking to this day.
Darn Tice Talk has me battling my demons… and it just now occurred to me!
Anyhoo, after running the iron over the shirt, I then began placing my letter outlines.
I do love the ability to customize t-shirts… I can think of tons of fun things to make… if only I could get my Xacto knife to cooperate.
I am hoping by Made by You Monday to have some better attempts, but for now this custom “Where’s Gilbert?” shirt makes me smile…
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Cris Goode says
Thanks for the tip Katie!
Holly– he is (they are) safe and sound 🙂 We just want some fun inside joke tshirts for the fam 🙂
Kerin- send them my way 🙂
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Life Is A SandCastle says
Going to have to try this!
nice to meet you on Friendly Friday and looking forward to getting to know more about you and your blog.
Don't forget to put down a towel and iron over it again, now!
Was peeling off the freezer paper as nerve wracking for you as it was for me? I was so scared! Yours turned out great, though! (Although I agree – exacto knife cutting is HARD!)