Friday, March 4, 2016

Easter Treat Bags: Stamping On Fabric

Hey Guys! It's Kara and I have a fun project to share with you today.  I have created Easter treat bags by stamping PURE COLOR Dye Ink on fabric drawstring bags that I picked up at my local craft store.
 
So, It all started when a friend on Instagram asked me how the WPlus9 inks worked when stamped on fabric.  I didn't know, but I knew I had to test it.  Turns out they stamp beautifully on fabric, don't bleed, and hold up in the wash!  I do have a few suggestions for you if you'd like to try it yourself.

First, choose your colors and images.  I decided on Little Piggy, Sweet Gelato, Mojito, and Coconut Husk ink.  For stamp sets I chose Happy Wishes and Monogrammed. I recommend practicing your designs on inexpensive cardstock first.  I did buy more bags than I needed in case of mistakes, but I didn't want to waste a bag on a design I didn't like in the end.
 

Before stamping, prep your bags. I ironed mine to make sure I had a nice flat surface for stamping. If you sprtiz with water while ironing, make sure to let them dry completely. Stamping on a damp bag will cause the ink to bleed. I found that putting a piece of cardstock inside the bag before stamping also helped to give a nice flat stamping surface and prevent bleed through to the back of the bag.

 
 Once you are inked up and ready to stamp, make sure your acrylic block is clean.  Because the bag gives when stamping, stray ink on the block is easily transferred to the bag. 
 

I just love how they turned out! I filled the treat bags with all kinds of chocolate Easter candy. I plan to put them at my guests' place settings on the table this Easter.

More Inspiration

Now, this design takes care of the ladies, but certainly won't do for the guys. Stop by my blog for a look at the masculine design.

Thanks so much for visiting today! 


 

17 comments:

  1. These are so fun and pretty! Thanks for sharing the tips and how-tos :)

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  2. Oh, these are beautiful! What a fabulous idea!

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  3. These are darling, thanks for sharing all the tips. I definitely plan to make some of these!

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  4. Such lovely bags! I love the way you've been able to personalize them too! Thanks so much for the tips as well!

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  5. They're so beautiful! Had no idea these inks work of fabric. Need to try them. Thank you for sharing!
    Have a great weekend!

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  6. These are beautiful! What a great idea!

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  7. Wonderful idea, and they look beautiful :-)

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  8. These bags are just lovely - thanks so much for the inspiration!!

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  9. Just adorable!! Love the spring colors and your designs!

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  10. Wonderful idea! Love these adorable little bags! Thanks for the inspiration and letting us know how well the inks work on fabric.

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  11. Awesome treat bags...great idea. Love your design.

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  12. Happy to know that I can comment here from my iPhone Kara!!! You've shown how versatile Wplus9 can be ... Seeing lots of colors to add to my rainbow! xx. :)

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  13. These are beautiful Kara!
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  14. These are really beautiful!!

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  15. These are awesome! What a fun idea!

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  16. I just love what you did with this stamp set. In fact, I just had to buy it ;-) Such amazing inspiration - thank you!

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