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Thursday, October 13, 2011

Freezer Paper is AMAZING!

I've been dying to try Reynold's Freezer Paper but it's been a little difficult to track down. My mom finally found me a roll this week and it did not dissapoint! Freezer Paper works as a stencil. You cut your design out and iron the paper onto the fabric. It seals all the edges so your paint goes on nicely and it peels off so cleanly, you would never know it was there!

We're going down to LA to visit my sister who just joined a sorority so
I wanted to bring her a few new things!

I found these tote bags at Michael's for $9.99 (with a 40% off coupon they only cost $6!)

I used my Silhoeutte to cut out "Alpha Gamma Delta" and ironed it on to the front. However, if you don't have a cutting machine I saw a great tutorial recently where she used graphics printed from Word and an exacto knife to cut out the shapes.

Once the outline was done, I placed the little pieces (the inside of the A's, P, and D).

I made sure not to move it too much once I had ironed it on, I didn't want the stencil to come loose so I just painted right on the ironing board. I used her sorority's colors to fill in the words.





I only had to wait about 10 minutes for it to dry before I could pull off the stencil. I made two of these bags, one for my sister and one for her 'big sis' in sorority. Because I love personalization, I added some more lettering to the side of the bag with black paint.



I love how they turned out and I hope the girls like them too!



I also personalized a few more things for her!


Their mascot is the squirrel, so when my mom dug this guy out of storage I couldn't help but make him a shirt!


Thanks for stopping by!!






13 comments:

  1. So I just found your blog and I LOVE everything you've done!!! Blogs like yours inspire me to do more furniture makeovers! If only I had time!!

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  2. These look great! Thanks for linking to Things I've Done Thursday.

    Melanie
    bearrabbitbear.blogspot.com

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  3. Georgia Dickover our founder (no joke) would be very proud!

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  4. What a cute personalized gift idea! I can't wait to try freezer paper as a stencil, I never knew you could do that!
    So neat. So glad I stopped by from Thrifty and Fabuless blog hop!
    -Robyn from http://tipsfromtheheart.blogspot.com

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  5. I agree, freezer paper has to be in every craft closet! Love working with it.

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  6. I haven't worked with freezer paper yet but this looks like fun! Thanks so much for sharing.

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  7. Thank you for sharing the freezer paper tutorial! I love how the totes turned out, as well as the other pieces!

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  8. How thoughtful!! Love that freezer paper works great as a stencil! And I like Mr. Squirrel! :)
    Thanks again for partying with us at Show & Share!

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  9. What a great idea! You ran the freezer paper through your silhouette? Can you explain a little bit more on how you did that? What settings and which blade? Do you have the cameo?

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    Autumn

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    1. I did this project before I got the Cameo so I was using the Silhouette SD. I just cut the freezer paper to size and made sure it was smooth and secure on the cutting mat. My suggestions would be to use the same setting you would with a medium weight paper (but always try a test cut!) and then you can adjust as necessary.

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  10. Hi I have. A cricut machine can I use it!!? And one more. Thing I love the tumbler idea .. Did you iron the paper onto the glass ?? I really would like to try to make these .. Such a wonderful idea .. It will make a good gift .. Thanks for sharing
    Joie

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  11. As a member of Alpha Gamma Delta, I love everything about this post.

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