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Pink Tiger Stripe Bag
I realize I could have used only the Duck Tape to make this bag, but being someone who likes to recreate usable items from something I have available, here's my take!
pink tiger stripe, Duck Brand® Patterned Duct Tape Roll. Each strip of tape was butted along the edge. The tape also continues to the inside about half way down. The handles were also covered with the tape. A length of VELCRO® Brand Sticky Back™Fastener was cut with Westcott Brand® Titanium Bonded Non Stick Scissors, then applied along one side of the bag. Small squares were cut to stick just below the handles on both sides of the bag. Lengths of 3/8" black with white ribbon was glued over the tape seam on the handles with Beacon Dazzle Tac Glue. Additional ribbon was glued near the top edge and bottom edge of the bag. A pink metallic 3/8" ribbon was glued around the inside of the bag for a finished look. Flower shapes were cut from black and pink felt by National Nonwoven. The flower pieces were stitched together with a button center. A corresponding small square of black VELCRO® was attached to the back of each flower and placed onto the bag for embellishments.
For this project I again used something reusable for part of this idea. Cut a piece of thick, clear vinyl to the size of a placemat (17" x 12"). Place a strip of the "Hello Kitty" Limited Edition Duck Brand® Duct Tape along each edge of the vinyl piece. I began with one of the longer edges, placing the tape about one inch onto the vinyl. Turn the placemat over and place another strip of the tape along the edge. Line up the tape carefully to match the edges to the strip on the opposite side. Repeat this on the other long edge and again for the two shorter sides. Cut two pieces of clear vinyl: one measures 4" x 8", second measures 4" x 10". Line the two vinyl pieces up, with sides and bottom matching. NOTE: the two extra inches on the back piece will form a flap for the closure. Cut a 4" piece of VELCRO® pink plant ties. Place the VELCRO® strip 2" down from the top front edge. NOTE: a small rolled piece of duct tape was placed under the VELCRO strip to hold it in place. Tape one side edge together with the duct tape, start at top with a straight cut. Trim any access tape at the bottom away. Repeat for the second side. Repeat with a shorter strip of tape for the bottom. Cover the inside of the flap with a piece of duct tape, trim. Cut another piece of VELCRO® pink plant tie about 6" long. Form another rolled piece of tape to hold it in place along the inner edge of the flap. NOTE: the extra inch of plant tie on each side will be held down by the top piece of duct tape. Cover the outside of the flap with another piece of duct tape. Cut a 3" piece of the white VELCRO® Sticky Back Hoop & Loop Fastener and place onto the back top edge of the silverware holder. Place and stick the holder at the top of the placemat near the center of the mat. NOTE: trim tape and cut the sticky back VELCRO® using the the Westcott Brand® Titanium Bonded Non Stick Scissors. For the scalloped edge on the mat I used a Sizzix border die and cut a pattern from heavy paper to match the sides of the mat. Using a fine point marker, I traced the scallop edge onto the tape then cut the pattern using the non-stick scissors by Westcott®. For a placemat closure, cut a length of the pink plant tie long enough to wrap around the mat twice. To hold the tie in place to the mat, I punched two smalls holes into the tape and laced ribbon through the holes and a decorative button and tied a bow. Finished the end by sewing another smaller button near the end.
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What can you make with "Pink" duct tape, to support breast cancer awareness, a large piece of quilting vinyl, and the shipping box the tapes were mailed in? I thought why not recycle the sturdy box that the tape was shipped in and make something useful for my grandkids to use when they visit.
Westcott® Non-stick scissors and covered the box. NOTE: I opened the box to make it easier to cover with the tape. I folded the flaps from the cover inside and taped them down. I began the strips at the top of the box (not adding tape to the front flap). Each additional strip overlapped the previous one just slightly. Once covered with the tape, cut a slot in the front top flap using Westcott® Hobby Knife and punch two holes into the inside front of the lower box. Cut a length of ribbon for a handle. Feed the ends of the ribbon through the holes and knot inside. For closing the box, push the ribbon through the slot. Add a strip of VELCRO® Sticky Back Fastener in white along the front flaps of the box for a closure. NOTE: Pieces of VELCRO® can be added to the inside top of the cover in desired to hold some supplies. Add any type of embellishment to finish off the box. For this project I used packaged foam letters and other designs.
VELCRO® pink plant ties to wrap around the rolled mat for storage.
To make this frame for a photo of my precious little granddaughter, I used four 5" x 7" photo mats that I saved from other frames. Use a glue stick to hold the mats together before covering with the new gold Duck Brand® Duct Tape. Cut a back for the frame from foamcore board, 1/2" larger on both sides then the mats ( 7 1/2" x 5 1/2"). Cover the mats with the duct tape, starting with the 7" sides. Cut the strips of tape about 2" longer (9"). Cut at the corners and bring tape around the center opening and outside edge to cover the edges. Press the extra tape onto the back of the mat. Repeat with the shorter sides. Cover the foamcore board back with the duct tape. Start the tape at the center of the back piece that will be the inside of the frame. (The photo will cover the area where the tape will meet.)
VELCRO® Sticky Back Fastener. One will be 5", one 6 1/2". Use the Westcott® Non-Stick Scissors to cut the VELCRO® strips in half. Apply the 5" piece to one side of the frame only (the other 5" side will become the opening to insert the photo). Apply the two longer pieces to the mat. Once applied to the back side of the mat piece, remove the backing plastic and position the frame onto the foamcore piece. Form a stand from a scrap of matboard, cover it with the duct tape, cut a piece of VELCRO® to hold the stand onto the frame.
To make the flowers and the leaves, I added taped two pieces of the gold tape together. I made several strips. I made patterns of flowers and leaves using my Sizzix dies. Trace the patterns onto the duct tape and cut the shapes out using the Westcott® Non-Stick Scissors. Use Ranger® Alcohol Inks to color the flowers and leaves. Sew on a button for the flower centers. Cut small strips of VELCRO to place on the back of the flower/leaf clusters, then place on the frame.
I must say this challenge was fun. I want to thank Marisa Pawelko for organizing this challenge and giving me the opportunity to work with great products.
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