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Thursday, August 12, 2021

Fantastic Foiling with Ann Butler Designs + Designer Crafts Connection!


Greetings everyone -- hoping everyone is having a SPARKLY day! The Designer Crafts Connection is having fantastic fun with Ann Butler Designs and heat transferrable foils... and I am totally addicted! 

CLICK HERE to hop on over to learn more about these fabulous products!

I was provided this sampler pack of 6 Ann Butler Designs Floral Patterned Papers with 6 solid toner papers and 6 sheets of foils and an assortment of sentiments for which to create with. 

Everything is so beautiful... one of the foils is looks like clouds!
I'll be using that one on another project.

I need a gift box for this weekend and I have the perfect item to upcycle. This gourmet tea came was given to me as a Christmas gift and the box is a lovely quilted embossed paper with tags that have gold foil accents. 

I'm going to use the Ann Butler Designs floral patterned paper foiled in gold to cover up the product labels and use this for a beautiful silk scarf. I will also foil the "thinking of you" sentiment in the green foil to serve as a gift tag.

I was so excited to be able to use my Minc machine which has been sitting on the shelf unused since I got it about 5 years ago (totally forgot I even had it). WOW! I have been missing out! I also tested out foil transfer process using my Cricut mini iron which worked also (though you do need to test to figure out process with your materials first). I'm using my Minc on setting 3.

With gold foil layered on top of floral vine patterned paper placed inside of transfer folder made of copy paper, I sent it through the Minc. I repeated twice for good measure since I'm new to this process and machine.

Ready for the magic!

The black vine design is now GOLD!

A close-up! So luxurious and easy to do! Having worked in the printing industry for over 30 years - this is an expensive, labour intensive process that is not done this way. 

I am in love and it gets BETTER! The waste is usable too! Place the remaining gold foil waste on top of the solid black toner cardstock and run it through the Minc... you get another piece for another project! YIPPEE!

Here are the papers I foiled and the reverse. Stay tuned... I have another project in the works for the blue versions.

**A TIP** I gently cut the foil with my mini guillotine cutter. The foil is really delicate -- next time I will just use scissors as it nearly tore in the process.

I prepared and sent these two sentiments together through my Minc.

The hardest part is measuring and back-trimming the pieces to fit within the existing gold-foil line on the packaging. 

I made each of the sections slightly larger and trimmed off a sliver at a time to get it just right.

I didn't need to do this, but I am all about the tiny details. I used a Gelly Roll metallic pen to touch-up about a 1/2" section of the original gold foil line that was missing from storing tasty teas. Voila!

Now with all my pieces cut, its time for the FUN part... embellishing!

I add glue and gently press into place.

Then repeat with the other sides.

Repeated the steps to mat the sentiment onto a piece of DCWV green glitter cardstock.

Add a few REMOVABLE Glue Dots® to the matted sentiment...

And apply to the front of the box. Smart of me to use removable adhesive -- I put the sentiment on the wrong side of the box LOL! 

Recipient can remove easily and use box again.

Save those gorgeous scraps! There's plenty of pieces left to use on a card.

Look at that! A perfect match. Nobody will ever know that this is a recycled tea box.


A Recycled Gift Box Redux

This gift is ready to grab and go! What pretty packaging do you have waiting to upcycle. 

These fabulous papers embellished with heat transferrable foils are quick, easy and luxurious!

CLICK HERE to jump over to the beginning of the Ann Butler Designs Foil Bloghop at the Designer Crafts Connection blog to view more inspiration and projects using heat transfer foils. 

Products on her Website HERE

Thanks so much for visiting! Sb :)

** This is a sponsored post. Ann Butler Designs provided paper products for use in this project in exchange for my creative ideas, views and opinions. My ideas and opinions are my own.
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