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December 18th – Felt Flowers

Sorry for the nighttime pictures, but I’m playing catch-up!

Supplies:

  • Felt circles in varying sizes (I used a sizzix die to cut these in four sizes between 1.5″ and 3″)
  • Hot glue gun

Start with one of the smallest circles and roll up like this, securing with a dab of hot glue.

On another of the smallest size circles, put a line of hot glue.

Roll around the first rolled circle.

Hold till the glue starts cooling.

Should look about like this.

Add another small circle following the same procedure.

Should look like this.

Once you have a complete circle of “petals” around the center rolled petal, start the next larger size.

I find it works a little better if you pinch the larger petal at the bottom, then add the glue and apply to the flower.

Should look like this.  You can trim off the excess felt now or wait till the end to cut it all off at once. When you have a full layer of this size petals, you can move up to the next larger size following the same procedure again.

When you like the size, just stop, trim off any excess felt on the bottom and use in the project of your choice!  You can add a pin back for a brooch or use to decorate with….OR you can hold on to them for a project I will post soon that uses these!

The flower on the left is made with four sizes of circles, the one on the right just uses three.

Today’s project is altered letters!  These make great Christmas gifts.  While Christmas-themed words are great, you can also do monograms or other words in non-Christmas papers for gifts or decorations to be used all year round!  Like the look, but don’t have the time?  Check my etsy shop HERE for letters you can purchase.

Supplies:

  • scrapbooking papers in co-ordinating colors
  • letters – paper mache, chipboard, or wood (mine are 8″ chipboard)
  • crinkled seam binding or ribbon (mine is from bluebirdlane on etsy – she has the prettiest color selections and beautiful packaging!)
  • gluestick
  • hot glue gun or tacky glue
  • sand paper or emory board
  • fabric flowers (precociouspaper on etsy has beautiful ones in lots of colors and designer fabrics!)
  • DistressInk*
  • sheet music*
  • paper or fabric leaves* (mine are paper cut out with a sizzix)
  • 3d foam adhesive*
  • scalloped circle punch*

*optional

Supplies for fabric flowers if you are making your own:

  • fabric
  • felt
  • buttons
  • embroidery floss
  • sizzix and flower dies

Altered Letter Tutorial

Step One – Flip your letters upside down and trace on to the wrong side of your patterned papers.

Step Two – Cut out letters from and use gluestick to adhere to the front of your chipboard letters.

Step Three – Use sandpaper or emory board to sand edges of paper and smooth down. Then ink edges if desired.

Step Four – Punch circles from sheet music using scalloped punch (ink if desired) and attach adhere to letters with gluestick.

Step Five – Layer leaves (inked if desired) and flowers partially overlapping the sheet music circle.  Adhere leaves using gluestick or 3D adhesive foam.  Adhere flower using hot glue or tacky glue.

Step Six – Tie on seam binding and arrange as desired.  Use a little hot glue or tacky glue to secure it in place.

Making the Fabric Flowers

  1. Using sizzix flower die, cut flowers from felt and coordinating cotton fabrics.
  2. Stack fabric layers up, alternating types of fabric.
  3. Using a large-eye needle, sew a button on the top of the flower, being sure to pass through all fabric layers so they stay together.
  4. Knot and trim floss.

I love polka dots. I love black and white ribbons. I LOVE this kit!!!

Share With Your Friends

For this layout I just used strips of the ribbon as embellishments. The white ribbon with black dots used under the black chipboard thickers really helped make them stand out from the background paper.

Other Supplies: SEI papers, American Crafts thickers, Autumn Leaves journaling stamp, Lil’ Davis alphas, Hobby Lobby felt heart, popdots

Family Pizza Night

For this layout I used stickers and ribbon in place of patterned paper. A hint when using knotted ribbon on a ribbon strip like this–you don’t have to actually tie the shorter pieces on to the long ribbon strip. Instead, just tie small knots and glue them on. 🙂

Other Supplies: unknown cardstock, 7Gypsies stickers, American Crafts and Paper Studio alphas, Martha Stewart red pen

Layla

Other Supplies: American Crafts Thickers and Papers, staples

Assorted Cards

Made completely with scraps. 🙂

Other Supplies: American Crafts and Scenice Route papers, AC rubons, Paper Studio alphas, Heidi Swapp and Kaiser Craft flowers.

One of those times where everything just came together really well.  I’m very happy with this layout! 🙂

Supplies Used: Chipboard Alphas-Target and American Crafts; Chipboard flowers-ScrapWorks; fabric flowers-Heidi Swapp; felt flowers-Target and Hobby Lobby; Paper flowers-Prima and Kaiser Craft; Ribbon-SavvynSassy and RibbonFX; Paper-American Crafts; buttons-Walmart