Ever "FELT" you could do that?

Sunday, September 9, 2007

Wherever you look right now one of the hot trends is texture, be it foam or felt or other craft materials, it seems the scrapbooking world is diving into the kids craft supplies and coming out with foam letters and felt shapes to add to our projects.

I love buying the pre-made items but sometimes I definitely look at the supplies and think "hey I could make those myself!", so I did! Any craft store sells sheets of felt or foam in the children's craft area.
To cut it out your shapes can use a few different methods. For my example I chose to die cut my felt in my Sizzix machine using a flower die (set #2 I believe)

I then assembled my card using the felt flowers. Very easy! As you can see I kinda used the sketch from last week.

Supplies: Papers: We R Memory Keepers; Felt; Stamp: Stampendous!;Cardstock: DCWV; Sizzix

If you don't have a die cutting machine, don't panic! This is the time to dig out those templates and use them, just tracing around them and cutting them out with scissors. Alternatively you can use one of the many pre-cut chipboard shapes that are in stores, and use those as a template. The possibilities are endless, go raid your kids craft supplies and get creating!

Felt Flower RAK! - gonna go crazy with my sizzix and die cut a load of felt flowers! If you want a chance at winning leave your name in the comments. I'll pick a winner (or two) sometime this week, shall we say Thursday? Yeah Thursday!


Janette September 9, 2007 at 12:12 PM  

Great idea Di, I have just been looking at some velvet flowers at papertrey for $8
You have inspired me to try cutting some from my velvet paper.
Janette x

grambie September 9, 2007 at 1:19 PM  

There's always a new heading whenever I come from receiving your nl. The photo is just too sweet for words. Love your felt and it uses. So nice of you to give hints for shortcuts, etc. I never paper scrapped, so I just read along being familiar with quite a few of your terms because I use to sew before I became more disabled. For bargains also, try the fabric warehouses, where they also have remnants in the bin on sale. Great bargains come from the bin. Have a lovely day and remember, You Are Loved!!!

Angela September 9, 2007 at 2:33 PM  

You come up with the best ideas. I just used one of my solid rubber stamps on felt and then cut it out and used the back side. Thanks!

christina D September 9, 2007 at 2:34 PM  

i have always been a little "scared" of using felt on my layouts...you have inspired me to give it a try! you are such a clever little chicken!!! lol
luv christina

Anonymous,  September 9, 2007 at 2:40 PM  

Great idea...LOve the card too. I lot this blog...there is always something to inspire me.

Angel Wilde September 9, 2007 at 4:10 PM  

Hey, why didn't I think of that? I am adding felt to my "list"!

CAKVD September 9, 2007 at 4:41 PM  

That is so cool! I don't have a die cutting machine, so this would be an awesome prize!! Thanks!
Cheryl KVD

Anouk Martin,  September 9, 2007 at 5:37 PM  

What a great idea! You are always on the cutting edge.

Pattyjo September 9, 2007 at 8:05 PM  

I often think that very thing. In fact, I have bought something just to take it apart and use for a pattern. LOL


Reality Show Reject September 9, 2007 at 8:28 PM  

Love the felt flowers! Thanks for the chance to win the yummy candy!

jodene September 9, 2007 at 8:47 PM  

Have you ever seen something and thought why didn't I think of that! Thanks for the chance at a creative giveaway.

Kathi B September 9, 2007 at 9:16 PM  

That is a great idea. I also had been trying to find a way to incorporate the kids craft items into my cards. There is some great stuff out there and I will find a way to start using it.

janet allen,  September 9, 2007 at 10:44 PM  

Hope you and your DH's anniversary was a delight. I love your work and your sketches.

bluemoon,  September 9, 2007 at 11:54 PM  

What a fantastic idea, now if only I had a machine! You are sweet to share your ideas in the way of candy. :) Happy Day.

Robyn September 10, 2007 at 12:57 AM  

Would love to receive the felt flowers thanks for the chance.

Aimeslee September 10, 2007 at 12:57 AM  

ROFL, I am right now taking a break from using both my Sizzix and ZipEmate, speak of the devil, LOL. Great article imnsho, since I'm "scrappin' my oldies" and I have to try to make my own pretties.

Say, ye ole Adhesive Expert, this brings up a question I had earlier today: I know you used brads to attach those gorgeous felt flowers, BUT let's say you were glueing them on....what adhesive or glue do you use on that felt? And what about foam?

I've a boatload of those AC Typehouse felt and foam shapes I've been procrastinating about using because I'm like, dry or wet, yadayada, etc? Here's my choices (yes, I have serious glue hoarding issues):

Aleene's NoSew Fabric Glue?
Aleene's Okay to Wash It Fabric Glue?
KI Gloo?
Diamond Glaze?
Tombow Mono Blue?
Red liner (Terrifically Tacky) tape?

As usual, many thanks, Di!


JazzScraps September 10, 2007 at 1:24 AM  

What a great idea, Di!!! I haven't tried using felt flowers on my projects, let along die-cutting them!!

Btw, I came across your blog as I often visit Pearl Liu's blog.

of Brunei

Deb September 10, 2007 at 3:40 AM  

Love your felt flowers, would love some!

Grandmom September 10, 2007 at 3:57 AM  

I was told by our Craft Warehouse person that we couldn't cut felt with the Sizzix machine. Wanted to do this a year ago!

Ghazal(ghazal_31005@yahoo.com),  September 10, 2007 at 3:57 AM  

It's a great idea, but I don't have any die cutting machine. I should try with a template. Thanks for the RAK.

Alison Molumby September 10, 2007 at 6:07 AM  

Excellent idea! Wish I hadn't sold that Sizzix....

canben September 10, 2007 at 6:48 AM  

This is the biggest reason I regret selling my Sizzix! I don't think my Wishblade can cut felt and cloth :(

Rosie (Freycob) September 10, 2007 at 7:06 AM  

I've got a couple of Sizzix dies I use for felt flowers. They're great aren't they? I buy packs of kids felt for some cards too - much cheaper but not as soft. Just treated myself to some lush glittery felt which I've yet to play with.... watch my blog space it'll be arriving there soon!

jo September 10, 2007 at 9:01 AM  

Cute flowers Di and love tha card too:)

scrappa jack September 10, 2007 at 11:02 AM  

Love the idea.
Thanks for the chance to win a prize

scfranson September 10, 2007 at 11:08 AM  

Wonderful blog! So much inspiration, Thanks!

Peggy S September 10, 2007 at 1:42 PM  

I've seen huge packs of foam at the Dollar Tree ~ great idea! Wish I had a Sizzix :)

Betty September 10, 2007 at 4:46 PM  

Love flowers!!! Great ideas!!

ஐ*Beatriz Jennings*ஐ September 10, 2007 at 11:36 PM  


Clare September 11, 2007 at 2:56 AM  

Great idea, I keep meaning to have a go at making some of my own flowers and with all those ideas I'll definately give it a try!

mustangsarah September 11, 2007 at 5:14 PM  

What a great idea.Love the felt flowers!!!

Amie September 12, 2007 at 10:06 AM  

very cute, thanks for the offer!


Sara September 12, 2007 at 6:03 PM  

just discovered this site and I have been inspired!
sara xox

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