Originally posted on 10 March 2012 – reposted on new blog on 20 April 2012
Here are ten ideas for ways you can use your Tin Teddy clip art in your crafting projects:
1 – Use a single picture as the centerpiece of a home-made card, or make a small grouping of a couple of characters or images
2 – Decoupage! I am going to add a tutorial on decoupage very soon. Its easy and gives a great 3d effect – and many Tin Teddy clip art images are perfect for decoupaging!
3 – Use a set of images to customise a child’s bedroom. Got a son who is into dinosaurs? You could paste big pictures from the Tin Teddy Dinosaurs Clip Art set on to the wall, or frame some. Add smaller versions to the outsides of storage boxes, magazine files or even to decorate wardarobes and cupboards.
4 – Print a set of images once the right way around, then flip them in your graphics program and print again -in reverse. Cut them all out and glue matching pairs together, back to back, with a piece of thread sandwiched between – you now have the beginnings of a fun mobile
5 – Add a character to the top of party invites. Then use more on place-cards, cupcake toppers, in a row for a cake band etc for a fun themed party!
6 – Some images, like the Tin Teddy Skeletons, are great for adding a bit of individuality to notices or signs. This is why I made sure I included some who were pointing!
7 – Print an image on to fabric-paper and you can incorporate it into a cushion cover, a bag or a piece of clothing! Add a fun slogan of your own for even more uniqueness.
8 – Many images can be cut up and reasssmbled, combining parts from others in the same set. Try this with the TT Party Princess Dolls, the TT Toon Babies or the TT Little Princesses.
9 – Print a few images on to magnetic paper for some fun fridge magnets. These make great stocking fillers or as little ‘extras’ for popping into a birthday card – or even mounted on the front of the card! Bonus!
10 – Don’t forget you can shrink images down with your graphics package, or even directly with your printer software – and make tiny pictures for use in jewelry, badge-making or for doll’s house pictures.
Have fun trying out some of these ideas. I will be adding tutorials for these and other fun things to do with your Tin Teddy clip art very soon.