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Rubber Stamping Project by Carolyn Hasenfratz
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  • Introduction
  • Tools and Materials
  • Preparation
  • Stamp the Bag
  • Heat Set
  • Add New Drawstring


Here is a quick easy project with bold colorful graphics that would make a good bag for a small gift. No templates to download this time! It's stamped with ColorBox Crafter's ink, which is waterproof after heat setting.

Tools and Materials

Muslin Drawstring Bag 4 x 6
Rubber Stamp: Retro Pattern Maker Unmounted
ColorBox Stylus Handle
Large Circle Moldable Black Foam Tip
Memory Essentials Bits and Pieces
Memory Essentials Get Rollin’
Memory Essentials Terrific Tool & Tips
Ink Colors: Clean scrap chipboard
Clean scrap paper
Hemp cord or thin yarn
Large sewing needle or piece of scrap wire

  1. Cut a piece of scrap chipboard, 8" by 3 1/2".

  2. Insert the piece of chipboard into the muslin bag.

  3. Iron the bag to remove any wrinkles. Turn off the iron.

  4. Insert a Large Circle Moldable Black Foam tip into the end of a ColorBox Stylus Handle.

  5. Heat the foam tip according to the instructions on the package and press down onto the line portion of the rubber stamp Retro Pattern Maker.

  6. Wrap a couple of rubber bands from the Memory Essentials Bits and Pieces set around the clear part of the Memory Essentials Get Rollin’ stamping wheel.

Stamp the Bag
  1. Place the bag, with the cardboard still inside, onto a work surface protected with scrap paper.

  2. Ink up the Get Rollin' wheel with Apricot Crafter's ink. Roll over the bag to make a vertical stripe. Re-ink and repeat until there are vertical stripes distributed over the bag.

  3. Ink up the molded foam tip with Orchid ink. Stamp several circles randomly over the bag.

  4. Attach the small circle tip from the Terrific Tool & Tips set to the end of the handle. Ink it with Ochre ink, and stamp several times randomly on the bag.

  5. Now attach the blank tip from the Terrific Tool & Tips set, and with one of the included adhesive squares, attach the small thick rubber washer. Stamp several times with Orange Ink.

  6. Clean the tip and replace the small thick washer with the large narrow washer. Stamp over the bag several times with Terracotta ink.

  7. After the ink has had a chance to dry, you can stamp the other side of the bag if you want to.

Heat Set the Ink
  • After the ink has had a chance to dry, turn your iron back on. Iron the bag again between two sheets of scrap paper, then turn off iron.

Add New Drawstring
  1. Remove the existing plain drawstring from the muslin bag, and replace with a piece of hemp cord or some thin yarn or string in a complementary color. To get the new string through the holes in the bag, if you have a large blunt needle with an eye big enough to accomade the string, try that. If you don't have a big enough needle, try making one out of a piece of scrap wire.

  2. Tie beads onto the cords ends for decoration.

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