Featured Artist Series:: Glitz Design :: Using Fill Pattern Tutorial

This week’s featured artist from the online store is Glitz Design
They make beautiful scrapbooking products, and I especially love their paper designs. Lucky for us, they also put those designs in the online store as printable patterns. This comes in so handy when I’m working on a project, and don’t have time, to run to the scrapbook store to get paper. Like the other day… I was working on some Christmas decorations for the office and wanted a paper that looked like old sheet music for this project…
After browsing patterns in the online store I downloaded the butterfly music pattern by Glitz Design and opened the star shape in Silhouette Studio. After sizing my shape, I opened the Fill Pattern window. {once you download a pattern it will automatically appear in this window} Then, with the shape selected I clicked on the butterfly music pattern. 
You can see after I filled the shape, that the pattern repeats and part of the butterfly was showing. Because I wanted only the sheet music to show, I clicked on the advanced options link at the bottom of the window to manipulate the pattern.
In the advanced options window I used the toggle under “scale pattern” to increase the size of the pattern until only the sheet music was showing in the star. 
Voila, the darling sheet music paper I was looking for! 
After printing the stars, I cut them out with the CAMEO. Then, I sponge distressed the edges and made fabric lollies and glued them to the center of the stars. Then I cut 3 circles out of cardstock and stitched around the edges. Next, I cut the letters out of double-sided adhesive and adhered those to the center of the circles and sprinkled glitter over the exposed adhesive. Then I tapped off the excess glitter, and adhered the circles to the center of the lollies. {can I tell you how much I love the fact that I don’t have to wait for any glue to dry? :)
To hang the bunting I threaded jute through the top of each star and attached it to the tree with glitter clothespins. 
I saw some glitter clothespins in the store the other day, but as cute as they were I couldn’t buy them knowing I could make them at home. Of course when you DIY instead of buy you run the risk of not liking the end result as much as you liked what you saw in the store but it was worth a shot. I’m pretty happy with how they turned out, and they only took about one minute to make. I cut strips from the double-sided adhesive and adhered them to the top of the clothes pin. Then, I sprinkled them with glitter. After tapping off the excess glitter they were ready to use. Easy peasy, right?
Ready to play with fill patterns? See more fun patterns and other shapes by Glitz Design here.
Thanks for stopping by!… Have a great day. :)

15 thoughts on “Featured Artist Series:: Glitz Design :: Using Fill Pattern Tutorial

  1. Unknown says:

    Gotta add this one to my long todo list… Especially love the clothespin idea… I’m thinking personalization with a print and cut to hang tiny stockings on the tree.

  2. Erin says:

    The music ornaments are gorgeous! They’d make great personalized gifts for my music-lover friends :)

  3. These are just adorable. I really need to start playing around with the double sided adhesive and glitter! Creates such an adorable effect!

  4. Annette says:

    so awesome…love it
    thanks for sharing..

  5. Helen says:

    Wow, love them!

  6. Tania says:

    Really loving the star ornament. Also stopping by from Little Inspiration.

  7. casey aubut says:

    following from Little Inspiration

  8. Bellule says:

    C’est vraiment ravissant, bravo !!

  9. Patty says:

    What am I doing wrong? I follow your directions to a T, but the fill pattern fills the entire square shape surrounding the star with the cut lines of the star showing. How did you get just the star to accept the fill pattern?

    1. jeana says:

      Hi Patty, you just want the cut line from the star shape, so you’ll have to ungroup it and delete the printable background that comes with it before filling it with the new pattern. Hope this helps. :)

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  10. pak says:

    Great tutorial. Stopping by via Little Inspiration.

  11. I love the music background for the JOY bunting. I love music but can’t bring myself to cut up any of my sheet music for crafts. So print and cut sounds like a great solution.

    I’ve played piano for years and play the flute also. So here’s a tip – do a mirror image of the sheet music so that the note heads are on the correct side of the stems. ;)

  12. jintyoo7 says:

    Beautiful, love the “Glitz Girls” pp :)

  13. I love this idea, so I made it. I had to use pan pattern to adjust the music sheet so it wouldn’t show the butterfly. It’s really cool. I learned to new things today thanks to this blog

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