Friday, January 31, 2014

Ann Butler's Stamps Blog Hop


Another opportunity to showcase Ann Butler's Faux Quilting stamps by EZ-De's Easy Design Elements for stamping and her own color line of ColorBox Crafter's™inks by Clearsnap®.  Ann also has another line by Unity Stamps that compliment this newest line.  There are another eight designers that are participating in this blog hop and you will find the list below this post.  You can start by clicking on a link and you can hop your way through the other blogs to find some great ideas.


This time around I used the EZ-De's Hexagon Set A stamps.  I had a few different ideas floating around in my head and finally chose to use them in a simple design to create a placemat, napkin and napkin ring set.

I cut a 14" x 19" piece from a natural colored canvas for the placemat.  I tore a 14" square from natural colored muslin for the napkin.  Two strips of canvas, measuring approximately 2 1/2" x 5" were cut for the napkin ring.

Before stamping on the placemat, I used wide masking tape to mark off the vertical section for one line of stamping.  Once complete, I again marked off the horizontal section for the other line of stamping.  I alternated the four images of the hexagon stamps, using four colors of inks, into these two sections on the placemat.  On the napkin, I used masking tape once again to tape the area down to keep it from moving. Two hexagon were stamped in the center, then finished with the remaining two stamp images on either side of the center two.  One hexagon image was chosen to stamp onto the center of the napkin ring strip.

A black, permanent fabric pen was used to outline each of the hexagon shapes on all three pieces. Trim the napkin ring canvas piece to measure 2" x 5".  Use Fabri Tac to glue the end to close the napkin ring.

I applied a layer of clear Vinyl Fuse™ by Pellon® to the top of the placemat by following the instructions given on the packaging.

NOTE: A decorative stitch could be sewn around the edges of the placemat and the napkin, if desired.

Now have some fun checking out the other ideas from here.
    Amy Bowerman
    Ann Butler
    Candice Windham
    Cindi Bisson
    Cheryl Boglioli
    Eileen Hull
    Jen Goode
    Madeline Arendt
    Sharon Reinhart

23 comments:

  1. Oh Madeline I love this, your creativity is always amazing....I love everything you do and am so happy that you were able to be part of the Hop!

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    1. I'm always happy to participate and help share and promote my talented friends. Thanks for including my Ann!

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  2. What a great set to accent a table!

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    2. Somehow I accidentyl deleted you comment Cindi, and I apoligize and want to thank you for checking out my post and commenting. It is truly appreciated!

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  3. What a great project and totally on trend with the choice of the hexagons!

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    1. Thank you Sharon for commenting. I really like all of Ann's stamps. Since I have been sewing and quilting for some time and also love papercrafting they work so well in many ways.

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  4. What a great idea Madeline- cool project. I love that Crafter's Ink works on fabric and that you outlined the shapes.

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    1. Eileen, thanks for the comment. I too like using these inks. I have to get my hands on some of the other colors.

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  5. I love custom made table accessories and these are terrific! I love the stamping on the napkins especially. Great job!

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    1. Thanks Candice for the comment. Had to make a whole set of accessories and see how the stamps and inks work on various fabric.

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  6. Just so perfect!! You got all those stamps lined up so nice and neat!!

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    1. Thank you so much for commenting. Lining those up was the hardest part.

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  7. what an amazing project. Great idea.

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    1. Glad that you stopped by and commented and that you liked the project.

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    1. Thanks Jean for commenting, glad you liked it.

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  9. Great project. Love the placemat. I also love the shape on those stamps!

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    1. Thank you! I do like these stamps very much!

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  10. What a great way to use Ann's stamps, looks very nice!

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  11. Thanks for the comment. That's what I really like about this line of Ann's stamps - versatility and coordination.

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