Make a Wish! card

Happy Tuesday!

Today is a card share using embellishments that  I have from Sarah‘s kit and random ones I get in the past in Sarah’s shop.  I love putting items together from different kits, just nice to see how they complement even if it’s an individually sold item or from a kit pack.

I used mainly strips of patterned papers. I also stamped the leaves to have an additional color in the card then tucked it in the felt flower.

The two smaller flowers are glittered so I also added some shine in the gray flowers in the left using Wink of Stella clear glitter  pen.

lay flowers

and the finish card in full

full flower

If you’re interested in any of the products I used on this project, I listed the supplies below this post.

Remember, there’s an ongoing challenge at Sarah Hurley365 blog with the theme Buttons. You can visit  the blog here for full details.

That wraps it up, so easy card today that can be reproduced in no time at all.

Supplies used:

I’m entering this card to Scribble & Scrap Challenge # 27, Anything Goes.

Also in Seize the Birthday: Anything Goes Birthday challenge.

Will catch up again soon!

 

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My favorite things

This month’s challenge at Sarah Hurley 365 blog is now live with the theme: My Favorite Things.

Aside from card making, I also love sewing and it always makes me happy whenever I can incorporate sewing materials or sewing into my card project.

My favorite things are placed altogether in my card today, the blue and pink colors, felt flowers, die cutting and stamped coloring 🙂 Not a lot isn’t it?

I used a combination of paper kits from Sarah Hurley including:  Be Mine kit, April kit-Happy, January kit-Loving Life, July kit-All at Sea and February kit add-on – St Marks. The sentiment is from Sarah’s Sentiment stamp set.

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felt detail

For more project inspirations, you can see the rest of the team’s take on challenge here.

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

Catch up with you later!

 

Fabric pieced home decor

So excited to share this quick sewing project using fabric and felt to create a home decor. I’m sharing the same in Sarah Hurley365 blog.

I used the following materials and tools on this project:

  • Fabric and felt scraps
  • White cotton fabric
  • Stamps, inks and acrylic block
  • Scissor (looks like a scary big scissor but this is the one I use for fabric cutting)
  • Fabric glue
  • Frame to put the stitched piece (I got mine from Ikea)
  • Embroidery floss and needle (not pictured)

supplies

I stamped the images directly on fabric and felt

felt

I used the fabric wrong side up so as not to see the stamped lines.

fabric

So this is how you see the shapes coming together, already cut. I arranged the stamps again to see how it will look 

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The already stamped the leaves here

leaves

Then I stamped the sentiment, Be Amazing

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I adhere the pieces using fabric glue from Mod Podge.

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I added the arms by stitching them

arms

I also stitched the leaves for some texture

leaves stitch

After all the pieces are adhered and stitched some pieces for texture, it’s already done. Easy peasy.

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I can hang this on the wall as decor or just stand near my crafting table.

I’m sharing this to And Sew We Craft Together Linky Party.

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Felt crown for the little boys

I did this handmade felt crown for the little boys. It’s been pending for a while but so glad I finally made it. I have a girl version of this that I also did here for KC.

I used die cut stars and circles of felt as embellishments plus the glitzy buttons to add a feel of royalty 🙂 I also added my favorite ribbons and colored pompom ribbon.

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front blog

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

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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wand full

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

materials

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.

cut felt

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.

button ribbon

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

diecut flowers

flower assembly

assembling flowers

This is how I assembled them

embellish

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.

elastic end

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

elastic

elastic stitch

turning

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.

bands

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

And the end project…

full front

the flower details

top

side flower details

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

And Sew We Craft

Happy sewing!

Diecut challenge

Happy Saturday!

I am just thrilled to share my projects today 🙂 If you came from the Sketch-N-Scrap blog, I’m so glad that you visit me in my small nook.

May is a birthday month for Sketch-N-Scrap and the celebration continuous until end of May. There are challenges and inspirations plus a lot of amazing prizes in store for the month-long celebration so be sure to check Sketch-N-Scrap  everyday to see what’s being offered on the day.

So now, I’m here to share with you the way I use and combine die cuts into a card. This is the first time I tried doing a shaped card using my Spellbinder Nestabilities, circle and labels 19 dies. I used both shapes as the card base then later added a selection of dies that are mostly from Papertrey Ink.

For my circle card, I cut a label die and arranged an ‘I (heart) you’ dies over it to cut again. I put a different colored paper behind the cut letters & shape for contrast. Noticed that I cut the heart shape only by half? I did partial die cutting, a technique I saw online.

This circle card is not too big so I did minimal embellishment so even if I put this to mail, it will not be too bulky either. I used die cut cork + heart and finished it off with buttons and ribbon. Faux stitching too on top and below the card base.

For the Labels shaped card, I did random die cut elements using different materials. This is just to show you how other materials would work well on your dies and not just only paper. I used most dies from Papertrey Ink. The word ‘i heart you’ was from the negative of my circle die.

I did minimal stamping in my card base too, see the musical stamped background? My die cut materials are a mix of paper, cork and felt. I added some texture in my felt heart by stitching along the same heart shape, then added ribbon and a button. I love buttons too!

Faux stitching it is to finish off the card.

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I would also love to see how you use your dies. As part of Sketch-N-Scrap’s birthday bash, I’m giving away a pack of embellishments to one lucky winner 🙂 who will join in the challenge . The pack will include die cut piece embellishments, birthday stamp, rub-on, stickers and ribbons.

So grab your die cuts now and create one to enter the challenge. You can add your project using the inLinkz below. This is my first time using the InLinkz tool so if you happen to encounter any problem linking your project in, please let me know immediately so I can look into it.

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The challenge is open until 31st May and I will be announcing the winner by the first week of June.

Please note of some simple guidelines though

The rules:

1. Be a follower of my blog (if you are not yet one)

2. A project must be made after this challenge on the time this challenge went live

3. You must have a working text link to Heart for Handmade Die-cut challenge to be in your blog to be eligible for a win. You can also link to Flickr or other online gallery if you do not have a blog.

4. And the most important one, you must have FUN!

Thanks for stopping by!



Bingo Grid Challenge

I found this Bingo grid challenge at the Inky Chicks blog and decided to play along.

The challenge is to use the bingo grid to create your card. I chose diecut, pin and ribbon to my card.

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I used a diecut from My Favorite Things to create the felt flowers, a green ribbon as leaf and of course the felt pink pin. I find the cork as a perfect complement to the pastel colored flowers.

For added texture, my pink card base has a woodgrain impression from Papertreyink impression plate. Then run another strip of ribbon with another flower prints for added color.

Now off to my card.

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detail senti

I’m entering the same card at The Pink Elephant Challenge – TPE183

Fall fun

This week’s challenge at CAS-ual Fridays is to create a clean and simple project inspired by autumn, CFC71

I freehand cut the felt leaf I used here, then embossed a woodgrain background to add a little texture. The stamp came from Ali Edwards’ Simply you stamp set.

The colors mainly follow the autumn colors and I love the simple monochromatic (in-a-way) colors are applied on this card.

Felt leaf

Felt leaf

Autumn inspired

Autumn inspired