Supplies Used: Construction Paper, Buttons, Embroidery Thread, Fabric, Fabric or other Water-based Paints, Fusible Interface, Plastic Page Protector, Purchased Bags and Baseball Hats, Ribbon, Scissors, Silver Metallic Pen
The teacher will die-cut the materials for student use prior to the lesson.
- Die-cut Tiny Hearts from Self-Adhesive Rubber.
- Peel the adhesive from the back of one Heart and attach it to a Clear Plastic Stamp Mount. Peel the adhesive from a second Heart and adhere it directly on top of the first Heart. The double layer of rubber helps prevent the edge of the Stamp Mount from touching the paint or ink (Figure A).
- Using fabric or water-based paint, use a small paintbrush to apply the paint to the rubber stamp. Stamp the Heart design on the cap visor.
- Highlights have been added to the Hearts with a silver metallic pen (Figure A).
- Sew ribbon around the top edge of the bag to add color (Figure B).
- Using fabric with fusible interface backing, cut a piece that is 10" by 9" (shown in green), a piece 9" x 8" (shown in red) and an 8" x 6" piece (shown in blue).
- Iron green piece to the bag.
- Center red piece on the green and iron to adhere.
- Center the blue piece on the red piece and iron to adhere.
- Cut a 6 1/2" x 4 1/4" piece of plastic (like a page protector). Center the plastic on the 8" x 6" navy piece and secure by sewing down one side, across the bottom, and up the second side. This creates a pocket to slip in a favorite photo (Figure C).
- Following steps 1 & 2 under the "Baseball Hat" instructions, prepare rubber stamps for the Tiny Hearts and the Letters "Best Friends."
- Embellish hearts by sewing a button in the center of each Heart with embroidery thread and leaving long tied ends. Hearts have also been highlighted with a Silver Metallic Pen (Figure C).
- Using fabric or water-based paint, use a small paintbrush to apply the paint to the rubber stamp. Stamp on the three Hearts and the words "Best Friends" (Figure D).
- Use Self-Adhesive Rubber, poly foam, fun foam, puffy plastic place mats or any type of thin rubber that will make a stamp.
Rubber stamps can be created using Ellison's Clear Plastic Stamp Mounts or stamp material may be glued to a wooden block, empty pill bottle, empty film container (for Tiny Dies) or any other solid base.
- When cutting Self-Adhesive Rubber letters put the paper side of the Rubber against the rubber side of the die. The letter will appear backwards on the Stamp Mount, but will stamp on the Bag correctly.