Autumn glow

Popping in to share September’s monthly challenge at Sarah Hurley challenge blog.  September’s challenge is Autumn Glow hosted by Jessica.

For my project, I used the autumn leaves from Sarah’s Farmers Market Autumn Themed digital scrapbook kit and made it as pattern to cut felt. I have a stash of felt from previous works that I kept and organized by color. I love how the felt mimics the same colors from Sarah’s digi kit. Putting them altogether gives this rich autumn color, orange, reds, and brown.  The strips of patterned paper at the bottom are also from the same autumn kit.

The challenge will be on until end of September so there’s plenty of time to play along.

I’m entering this card to Simon Says Stamp, Anything Goes challenge.

Also in Sister Act Card Challenge # 22, Anything Goes.

Cut Felt leaves using Sarah Hurley Farmers market theme digi scrapbook kit

Cut Felt leaves using Sarah Hurley Farmers market theme digi scrapbook kit

Autumn leaves from Sarah Hurley Farmers Market digi kit

Autumn leaves from Sarah Hurley Farmers Market digi kit

 

Cut Felt leaves, details

Cut Felt leaves, details

 

Cut felt autumn leaves using Sarah Hurley's autumn leaves from Farmers Market autumn theme digi kit

Cut felt autumn leaves using Sarah Hurley’s autumn leaves from Farmers Market autumn theme digi kit

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Welcome Baby

Today’s card is part of my take in this month’s A Baby is Born challenge at The Crafting Café.

I used a digi stamp, AKV Baby Horse from Bugaboo stamps.

I colored my image with Promarkers and placed it in a soft pink and blue scalloped and circle die cut base. To add some texture, I added a lace, felt button and flower from Hero Arts. I also did a partial embossing in half part of the kraft card base.

There’s still time to play along the challenge, so go visit The Crafting Café blog for more inspiration.

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A very special birthday

Today is a very special birthday for our little girl KC. She turns 7 today and I still cannot believe how did it happen. I have gone through some of her previous photos and there she was,  a small baby posing to the cameras whenever we ask her to act like a model. Miss this kind of days.

She got her crown and wand yesterday and I’m so glad to know that she loves them as much as I do. Mom says she’s been wearing them since she got them off the box 🙂 Although I wasn’t there to cut her cake, I had a great time celebrating her day together with my very good friend at lunch.

It’s the 20th of the month and now also marks another card sketch challenge at Sketch N Scrap. It’s Sketch # 8 from the über talented Lisa. The card I did here is just in time for KC’s birthday isn’t it?

I used stamps with tag and circle die from Papertrey Ink, and background musical stamp from Kaisercraft. For my card base, I used partial embossing as seen in the right and paper from Lawn Fawn.

The challenge will be up until end of August so come and check the challenge at Sketch N Scrap blog for more inspiration.

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I’m entering this card to Seize the birthday, Anything goes challenge.

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Always and forever

I’m quickly popping in to share my take in this week challenge at CAS(E) this Sketch # 41.

I used a wedding stamp set from Inkadinkado. I did all embossing for the images and the sentiment.

Just to pop the sentiment into the card, I embossed them in a vellum. Just love a one layer card 🙂

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Felt Wand

After finishing the felt crown project, I started working on a coordinating wand to go along with it. I use the same color scheme of felt, and the same flower die (smallest size) from Papertrey ink. For embellishments, I used sequins and ribbons. I didn’t get any wooden dowel to use in the wand but got this pink plastic knitting needle (12mm size) as alternative. Just fit for the my color scheme.

So, let me know what you think.

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Edited: I’m linking this project to Ginger Snap Crafts {wow me} Linky Party

Felt Crown DIY

My little girl, KC will be celebrating her 7th birthday this month and before that day comes, I’m already looking for something that she could use or play around with. So, since she really wanted to have a Barbie theme birthday, I decided to make her a crown of her own, like a Barbie princess.

I found awesome site and tutorials when I was searching for a crown and I’m sharing here my own take in making my version of the crown using felt. My stash already have almost all what I need, I just bought additional buttons that look like diamonds.

I took photos during the process and you’ll see them how I did the elements. Note that this project took almost 3 days to finish since I worked on it only during the times that I’m free to craft. It’s an easy project to do but since I’m doing it only after work, it took a little bit of time to finish.

So here’s how I did it:

1. Gather all your supplies. Most of these are available in craft stores.

  • Felt – I used 2 shades of pink for the front and back
  • Pellon – for sturdier backing
  • Assorted buttons
  • Twine
  • Ribbons
  • Elastic band, scrap fabric to cover elastic (not shown)
  • Flower and Spellbinder dies (Optional) – you can free hand cut a shape and flowers. There are flower templates available online too. It just so happen that I have the Beautiful Blooms II #1 Die from Papertrey Ink
  • Water soluble marker (Optional) – a pencil will
  • Others – fabric glue, cut letters or other shapes or whatever embellishment that prefer for your crown

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2. Print the crown template. I found this one made by Tara Miller. I adjusted mine, I made a little bigger than the template size before printing. Cut 3: back, front felt, pellon.

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3. Add the diamond-like-button in the crown’s top and colored ribbon below.

Note, I adhere only the front felt and pellon while I’m working with the embellishment. The light pink felt serves as a final cover, I put them later to hide the stitching I did in the buttons.

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4. Add the other embellishments. This is how I did the flowers, I hope the photos explain them all 🙂

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This is how I assembled them

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5. I closed the top crown using blanket stitch. It can also be machine sewn but I’m too bad sewing curved lines. If machine sewn is to be done, you need to do it before putting the embellishments.

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The length of the crown is a little small than my girl’s head so I added covered elastic band at the back. I did the elastic this way

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Attached them at the back of the crown. It’s better to use a wide elastic so you don’t need to do it twice, it just happen that I have a thin one in my stash.

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6. Sew both ends with blanket stitch and back-stitch

And the end project…

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If there’s any other questions regarding this project, just leave me a comment or send me an email 🙂

EDITED: I’m linking this project to  And Sew We Craft Together Linky Party

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Happy sewing!

Instagrammed!

I’m sharing my take at Card Sketch Challenge # 7 that is now live at the Sketch N Scrap blog.

Did I mention that I’m so loving the camera stamp these days? I used the instagram camera icon from Sarah Hurley’s Picture This! stamp set. You can see how I love these cameras from my previous projects here and here.

I colored the image with Inktense pencils. These pencils work as a regular colored pencils or add them with water and it serves as a watercolor pencil too. I did a more wash watering on this camera. I did try to do my best to color the camera as close as possible with instagram icon 🙂 I hope I did justice to the original colors.  I also added glossy accents in the heart for a little shine.

All papers are from Lawn Fawn (except the light green base of my sentiment). The added a ribbon from my previous ribbon collection. Love how it complements the yellow pattern paper at the back.

I’m entering this card in Hanna & Friends Anything Goes Challenge # 177.

Also in Wednesday’s Creative Inspirations blog, Challenge # 225 and

Crafts & Me Challenge #139 – Anything Goes .

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Smile!

It’s the beginning of the month and it means a new card challenge over at Sarah Hurley challenge blog. This month’s theme is Texture and Dimension.

I used Sarah’s Stamp and Stitch stamp set. After a very light stamping  of that camera into a fabric, I did my stitching with embroidery floss, then adhered them using foam adhesives. The sentiment Smile! is silver embossed, the Smile! came from the Picture This! stamp set.

I did a simple zigzag machine stitching for the additional fabric strip that I have in my stash. All the papers I used also are all from Sarah’s paper packs. After finishing the card, and looking on it after a while, I should have added some more elements on it. I wanted to make it up again on this take by doing another project where I apply the stitching again in the next project.

You can check out the rest of the lovely ladies’ project in the challenge blog for inspiration.

I’m entering this card in Simon Says Stamp, Anything goes challenge.

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