Seasonal Maple Bag Tags with Artesprix Sublimation Markers & Ink Pad

Create cute seasonal maple bag tags with the Art of Sublimation!

Learn how to create one-of-a-kind seasonal bag tags with Artesprix Sublimation Markers and Ink Pad!

Hello! Maria Russell here again and I am super excited to share with you today’s project! Since I’ve already created some summer-themed bag tags a few months ago, I thought I’d share more projects today celebrating Halloween, Winter and Spring seasons.

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Here’s what you’ll need to create the project.

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Materials:

Tools:

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Step-by-Step Tutorial:

Step 1.

Trace your maple tag on plain typing paper with a pencil.

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Step 2.

Before I stamped the images, I refilled my Artesprix Sublimation Stamp Pad with the (new) Sublimation Stamp Ink Refill. Since I was creating 3 designs, I wanted to make sure that my stamp pad is juicy so that my images will look crisp when stamped on the paper.

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Add a few drops of the ink and use a plastic card to spread them evenly on the pad.
 
 

Step 3.

Place your design inside the stamping tool and position the stamp. I free-handed the hill using the Black Sublimation Marker in fine-point.

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Use the Artesprix Sublimation Stamp Pad to stamp the images and color with the Sublimation Markers. I repeated these steps for the three tags, assembly-line style.

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Step 4.

Secure your design on your Maple Bag Tag by using Artesprix Heat Tape. If you are going to sublimate using the Artesprix Heat Press, you only need one on each side to hold it down. If you are using an iron, you will need a few more. Sometimes the iron will cause the image to slip and you will get a ghost image. [Only use Artesprix Heat Tape on the outer edge of the design (not over it).]

Step 5.

Turn your Artesprix Heat Press on and set the temperature to 400 degrees Fahrenheit and the timer for 45 seconds. Create your sublimation sandwich. Cut two pieces of Protective Paper to cover your Artesprix Halloween Decorative Metal Panel on the top and bottom. [Designer tip: Make sure that your design is facing the heat source before you heat press.] Place it inside the Heat Press and close the machine. The Heat Press will beep indicating that your project is finished!

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Step 6.

I sublimated the tags one after another (“assembly-line style“). This made it easier for me to get them all done while the machine is on!

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Step 7

While wearing protective gloves, lift the handle and take your Sublimated Maple Bag tags out of the machine and sublimate the others. Place them all on top of the Protective Project Mat and give it about half an hour to cool it down.

Step 7.

Gently remove the paper to reveal the Sublimated Maple Bag Tag.

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Step 8

I created a double-sided Halloween Tag. Here’s the design:

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Here’s what it looks like after sublimation:

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I didn’t add any sentiments on this design. Since I LOVE Halloween images so much, I can use this bag tag all-year round!

Here are the three Maple Bag Tags –> Halloween/Fall, Woodland/Winter theme and a floral one for Spring:

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If you like this project, you need to check out Nicole Martel’s Picture Frame Design.

You will find all the blanks and other supplies available for purchase on the Artespix website. Thank you for stopping by and happy crafting!

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DIY Bookmarks & Happy National Hamburger Day! with Artesprix

Happy National Hamburger Day! Is everyone excited for summer? Memorial Day kicked off this week and kids are excited that summer is finally almost here! Even though they’ve been doing homeschooling for the past months with their teachers on Zoom, they are now looking forward to just chilling out! No more schoolwork!

I have some fun projects to share with you today! You can create these DIY bookmarks with your kids, and they are going to LOVE it! Even if they don’t like reading, they will certainly have fun creating these bookmarks with you. I remember when my kids were little, they read books for hours during summer! Sometimes they even begged to stay up for another hour or two, so they can finish a few more chapters! These bookmarks are not only fun to make, but they will also help your kids remember where they stopped before they went to bed.

Materials

Tools:

Step-by-step Tutorial:

Place the bookmark on a piece of plain copy paper and trace the outline using a pencil. This will determine the area that you have to work with. Don’t worry about the pencil lines because this will not transfer on your bookmark.

Mount your stamp on an acrylic block and stamp the image on the copy paper using Artesprix Sublimation ink pad. Repeat this process for the rest of the images that you need to use for your bookmark. Note: If your kids would like to draw their own image, they can first use a pencil and trace their designs with the Artesprix Iron-On ink sublimation markers later on. Make sure they are doing a mirror image so that when their design applies to the bookmark, they wouldn’t look backwards.

Since I didn’t use any sentiments for the hamburger-themed bookmarks, I didn’t need to flip the images to trace it on the other side. I used the Artesprix Original, Gnomie Botanical and Pastel Sublimation Markers to color my images.

Don’t worry if the color looks a little muted, it will come to life when the heat is applied to your project.

Take your bookmark and place the “white side” against the ink. Use the Artesprix Heat Tape and tape it down so your design doesn’t shift. If you are using the Heat Press, you only need one on each side to hold it down. If you are using an iron, you will need more. Sometimes the iron will cause the image to slip and you will get a ghost image. [Only use Artesprix Heat Tape on the outer edge of the design (not over it).]

If using an Artesprix Heat Press, set the temperature to 400 deg. F and timer to 45 seconds. If using a dry iron, set to linen or highest setting. [For a home iron, set to linen and “no steam”. Note: The holes in your home iron do not allow the heat to pass through evenly.]

Now it is time for a sublimation sandwich. Cut two pieces of Artesprix Protective Paper to cover your project on the top and bottom. Place it inside the Heat Press and close the machine. You’ll want your Artesprix Project Mat handy because your project will be hot, and you don’t want it to damage your work space.

When the Heat Press beeps, this indicates that your project is ready. Pull the handle up and use protective gloves or oven mitts to protect your hands before taking the project out. Place it on top of the project mat and wait for about 10 minutes to cool down. Gently remove the paper from the bookmark to reveal the design.

I absolutely LOVE the two hamburger-themed bookmarks that I made that I decided to create another one. I did the same steps above to stamp and color my image. However, I wanted a sentiment for my design. I turned the paper and stamped the sentiment on the other side using the Artesprix Sublimation Ink Pad. I flipped the paper back and placed it onto a tracing pad. I used the Artesprix Iron-on Sublimation Black Fine-Point marker and traced the sentiment.

Here’s the other bookmark. Isn’t this adorable? It turned out so cute!

I love being able to stamp or draw and color my designs on a plain piece of paper and transfer onto a blank to create a unique DIY project! Your kids will certainly LOVE it! Here’s another look at the bookmarks:

You can FOLLOW this tutorial to create more than just bookmarks. You can also create coasters, keychains, bag tags, picture frame, etc. The possibilities are endless!

Be sure to check out Artesprix’s YouTube channel, Instagram, Facebook group and blog for design team inspiration. The supplies I used are listed and linked below.  Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting!

 
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