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It’s so easy to personalize cotton bags for your next party! I’ll show you how!
Once you have all your supplies gathered, You’ll want to test your stamp on a scrap piece of paper. Gently ink your stamp and made a test print on the paper, just so you can get a feel for how it stamps and how much pressure you want to apply. Once you are comfortable stamping on the paper. It’s time to grab your bag.
If your bag is really wrinkly, you may want to give it a quick press with the iron, so that you have a smooth stamping surface. Lay your bag on a hard surface. Ink your stamp up once again (not too much ink!) and then line your stamp up where you want it hovering over the bag. you want to stamp straight up and down and gently press your stamp onto the bag and then lift the stamp off. You don’t need to rock your stamp, or put your full body weight into it. If you find you are did not use enough pressure on your first bag, you can run your finger over the stamp when it is placed on the bag for a little added pressure.
In order to make your newly stamped image permanent, the next step is to heart set your bag. I like to put a little scrap of fabric on top of the bag, and then press the iron on that scrap fabric. This will heat set your design, as well as make your bag super flat if it wasn’t already.
It’s really is just that simple! Have fun and happy stamping! If you have any questions, please feel free to leave them in the comments and I will happily help you out!
Tis the season to put on a little music and start wrapping those gifts, baking those cookies or just sit by the fire and read a great book! I love to listen to some christmas music while I’m working ( especially when I am designing holiday items in the middle of July!) So here are a few of my favorite pandora stations to get you in the Holiday Spirit!
Rockin’ Holidays Radio – A classic station with a mix of new and old rockin’ Holiday Songs
Indie Holidays – Dashboard. Belle & Sebastian, She and Him ( holiday music for the hipster soul)
The Waitresses – My all time favorite Christmas song!
Rockin Around The Christmas Tree – Classic up beat classics like the Beach Boys & Dean Martin
What Christmas Means to Me – A little Motown Christmas with the Jackson 5 & Stevie Wonder
Holly Jolly Christmas – A little Bing Crosby anyone?
My new line of self-inking stamps, feature interchangable design plates, so you can quickly swap out one design for another in the same stamping machine! Checkout how easy and fun it is in this tutorial video. And view the entire line of stamps at chattypress.com