In continuing with the Beach Theme for July…
I’ve got a couple of cute projects using the Message in a Bottle Stamp and Die Set from
The Maker’s Movement to share with you.
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Message in a Bottle Pirate Ship Shaker Tag Directions:
- Stamp the ship on white watercolor cardstock.
- Color the ship with Tombow Art Markers.
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- Align the ship die over the ship image. Place a piece of washi tape or removable tape over the die to keep it in place. Run the die through the Crossover II Die Cutting Machine* to cut out the image.
Aren’t these are the cutest little ships?
You can add a skull and crossbones to the sail, or a sweet little heart. (included in the set)
You will need to cut out several pieces to create the Message in a Bottle Shaker Tag.
- Cut a bottle shape out of clear acetate and a wavy-look scrapbook paper.
- Place a small piece of distressed woodgrain look scrapbook paper into the Xyron Create-A-Sticker, Sticker Maker* to add adhesive to the backside of the woodgrain paper. Die-cut the woodgrain paper using the Bottle Frame Die. Creating a paper bottle frame sticker makes it easier to use when it comes time to place on the acetate.
- Cut a second Bottle Frame using the double-sided adhesive foam sheet.
- Remove one side of the protective blue coating from the acetate bottle.
- Align and stick bottle frame sticker onto the acetate.
- Remove the second side of the protective blue coating from the acetate.
- Use a dryer sheet and rub on the blue wavy bottle die-cut to eliminate static created from the acetate.
- Align and stick craft foam bottle frame onto the blue bottle die-cut.
- Adhere die-cut ship in the center of the bottle.
I found a paper that replicated the look of cork. I used that paper and cut several layers using the cork shaped die and glued them together to create a thick dimensional cork. I made the cork the same thickness of the foam.
- Cut a piece off the top of the craft foam bottle to make room to place the cork.
- Add Ice Cube Sprinkles (from the mixed drinks shaker sprinkles) into the well of the bottle frame.
- Remove the protective coating of the craft foam frame and carefully place the acetate frame over the bottle.
- Stamp your message on a piece of white cardstock and cut out using the banner die.
- Punch a small hole at the end. Tie the banner die cut around the neck of the bottle with a piece of red and white twine.
If you’re not into Pirates and Pirate Ships…
the Message in a Bottle Die also makes a perfect Congratulations tag.
Use it for a Wedding, Anniversary, New Home, or Retirement.