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 Post subject: MME Transparency booklet
PostPosted: Mon May 02, 2011 12:07 am 
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Have you seen those little MME 6x4" transparencies that can be placed over photos and give a little 'frame' and fancy pattern to it??
They can be found in the My Mind's Eye section under
Abbey Rd
Breaking Free
Just Dreamy 2
Penny Lane
So Sophie
Lime Twist
Stella Rose
You may even have some amongst your stash (like I have!)

The ones I've used on my project here are no longer available.. but it doesnt matter which ones you use... its the idea of how to use them!!

With the transparencies, I've used Meadow's Lark Dawn Card Paper which I cut into little cards

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You can use anything like this... or even just small photos!

Here's what I've managed to create - and it was total fun!
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And before there is any throwing of hands in the air about sewing :lol: - the only sewing is the bold red back stitch to hold it together! The rest is glue! :wink:

Here's how its done:

The ingredients:
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Some fabric,
However many transparencies you might like (I used five)
Your set of cards or pics
Glue
Needle and embroidery thread
Any alpha or emellies for dressing your cover

STEP ONE
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Cut a strip to fit the length of the transparency to 6cms wide
Using an iron, press over the the side edges 6mms,
then press the strip in half as in the photo

STEP TWO
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Glue down the underneath of those 6mm edges, and glue the side of the transparency to the fabric.

STEP THREE
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Glue the top edge of the fabric strip down on the facing side of the transparency, and stick your cover card or pic in the centre as well.

STEP FOUR
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Now stick the next card or pic to the other side of the transparency so they two cards are centred and matched

STEP FIVE
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Repeat this for all the transparencies you are using for pages. Keep using your first transparency page as a template to keep lining up those centred cards.

STEP SIX
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Place all the fabric sides together ready for stitching. Make sure your transparency edges all line up too as well as the centred pics!

STEP EIGHT
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Using back-stitch... sew down the centre of the fabric. I used a peg to hold the transparencies still and together in place.

DECORATE
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It should look somewhat like this...
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Also used is
Stella Rose Trinkets and Brads

I'd love to see some interpretations of this project!!!

There are some adorable transparencies in the shop just use the links in the opening paragraph of this post! :P :biggrin:

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Wow - what else is there to be said - other than doesnt our DT rock!

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PostPosted: Fri May 06, 2011 7:27 pm 
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OMGoodness...........I llllllllllllllllllllllllluuuuuuuuuuuuuurrrrvvvvvvvvvvveeeeeeeeeee this Mandy.

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You always amaze me with what you create Mandy, and this is no exception....Love this idea, and here I was looking at Transparencies today.

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PostPosted: Fri May 06, 2011 9:21 pm 
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Gosh Mandy, that is such a fantastic use for them :biggrin: ! I'm sure I have some lying around in my stash ... you've inspired me to find them & have a go.

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LOL just like me Vicki and I STILL have more bundled up here too!
If you do...make sure you show us! :wink:

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what a great idea mandy

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WOWZERS Mandy!! That project is just AWESOME!! I love, love, love it!!


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very nice. What glue have you used for attaching card to the transparency?


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I can honestly say at the risk of gushing, that your cleverness never ceases to astound me Mandy! :shock:

Just gorgeous.

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aaaaaaaw thanks so much!!
I have some stored away old Pritt glue and every drop I use is PRECIOUS cos they dont make it like they used too! I will never forgive Pritt for what they have done to the glue now!!! :evil:

BUt any sort of gel glue should work...even dimensional magic because the glue is covered by the cards being glued back and front in the centre of the transparency - I hope I just made sense :P

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I just realised that I left Stella Rose off the list for Transparencies!!! :shock:

There's a couple of nice ones there and I've updated the list! :wink:

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mandysea wrote:
aaaaaaaw thanks so much!!
I have some stored away old Pritt glue and every drop I use is PRECIOUS cos they dont make it like they used too! I will never forgive Pritt for what they have done to the glue now!!! :evil:

BUt any sort of gel glue should work...even dimensional magic because the glue is covered by the cards being glued back and front in the centre of the transparency - I hope I just made sense :P

oh, yes, thank you. Front and back, got it :D


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YAY goodo!!

If any of you girls are having a go.... I'd LOVE to see them!
I wanna see what different patterns and colours in the transparencies do!

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Stunning Mandy and what a great way to use the transparency too! Love it. :D

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