Monday, July 16, 2012

TGF's Tutorial Tuesday: Felt Embellishments with Border Dies

Hi!  This is my first ever Tutorial Tuesday for The Greeting Farm!  Holy smokes!  Who thought I'd ever make it onto that DT?!  It's just amazing!

Onto my tutorial!  This is kind of an extension to a tutorial I did some time ago using felt and dies to make your own embellishments.  See HERE if you're interested in seeing that original post.  But that got me to wondering what other kinds of embellishments I could create with felt and different border dies.  So I experimented and came up with the samples below.

This is basically how I created all of these felt embellishments.  First, cut your felt with your border die.  In this case, I am using felt from Papertrey Ink and a Magnolia Doohickey border die.  When I cut felt with my Big Shot, I use a shim but nothing fancy.  It's just a piece of scrap Papertrey Ink cardstock.  The shim helps to give it a cleaner cut.

Sew through the felt like above and then pull both ends of the thread til it looks like the photo below and tie a knot.

My daughter didn't like this one much but after I dressed it up a bit (see my card below) she thought it was pretty!

How fitting that the wave die would make such a cute starfish!  This will show up on one of my cards later!

Maybe add a little button or rhinestone in the middle?

I thought this one was sweet!  It may look familiar if you have seen my card for the latest TGF sketch on Splitcoaststampers.

The most flower-like.  This is similar to what I created in my original tutorial.

My daughter thought this one looked funky but I thought it was fun.  What if it was the center to my orange flower from above?

And add a little button or rhinestone or pearl?

This is the card using the embellishments created from the Doohickey border dies.  After I added the flowers in the middle, my daughter loved it!  Ha!  The stamp is TGF's Blush Bettie.  Isn't she sweet?

Well, I hope you'll give this a try.  It didn't take me too long to just play around with these.  I basically stuck with one color felt except that pink one and took out a variety of border dies.  I'm not an experienced sewer.  If you can do that simple basic stitch, you can make these embellishments too!  Oh, and I used 2 strands of embroidery floss as my thread to sew.  I made a few and now have a small stash of these to put on my cards!

Thanks so much for reading!


13 comments:

Cheryl said...

Great tutorial Showcase Farmer Eva! Hee hee, I'll never get tired of calling u that! Neat flowers! I actually have felt now to try this out! I gotta check out your old post too. I don't know if I had felt back then.

Lorraine said...

OMG, you are so creative and detailed! I love the variation of felt flowers and your tutorial! Oh and your card is beautiful, too! Way to go on your first TGF post, Eva!

Blankina said...

Hi Eva, great tutorial!! I do not use felt a lot but I could try it with foam too...

Have a great day and thanks for sharing!!

Blankina

Denice said...

What a fun tutorial, I'm loving the felt flowers with the grass stamens! Oh, so clever and oh, so pretty on this fab card! TFS!

The felt flower on my card yesterday was from K&Co...if only I had seen this tute one day earlier! LOL!

:Dxx

Rachel Parys said...

You stinker! What a great idea!!! I have a ton of felt just sitting here, guess what I'm doing today...

Great tutorial Eva!!

Dotty Jo said...

Genius! Thanks for a great tutorial, Jo x

Creations by Shirl said...

TFS on the tutorial - clever ideas... Your card is just as pretty too...

Handmade Cuties said...

oh wow...pretty. I'm confused by the names of all of those fancy doowinkyboopsiebop border thingies but I very much love the fun flowers that you made!

Alyce said...

These are great Eva! I have to try it out. Love your beautiful card...such lovely colours and she looks amazing! :)

Arabella said...

Great tutorial Eva and your card is so cute! I saw it over on the Greeting Farm blog and thought it was fabulous! Now if only I had my die cutting machine in Greece with me!

Arabella

Mimi said...

oh wow! these are so cute!! thanks for the awesome tutorial! ;D

Leanne said...

Awesome tutorial Eva! I have to try this because I have felt and I have dies. Love all the different shapes and who would have these could be so easy to create. Wonderful card, she is so cool!
Hope you are having a great day!
;)

RiNNE said...

Very creative! What a delightful card!