Thursday, July 29, 2010

Embellish It!

Hello and happy Thursday! Today is a special posting for Designed2Delight. All the DT gals have created SUPER embellishment tutorials for you all. First, I want to show off my finished card using the D2D FREEBIE!!

I used Me & My Big Idea DP, the D2D freebie colored with Prisma Premier Markers, nesties and Worn Lipstick Ranger Ink for shading, sewing, sentiment is Stampin' Up, and the Felt Flower embellishment made by....ME! Next is my tutorial, then a sneek peek of all the other tutorials put together by the talented D2D team - with links to their blogs!

Make a felt or fabric flower embellishment:

There are many ways to make felt/fabric flower embellishments. This is just one way using the Cuttlebug and Nestabilities. I'm using the Dahlia, but the circles, scalloped circles, inverted scalloped, etc. all work well. The recipe: Plate A, Plate B, pieces of felt/fabric, nesties face DOWN, Plate C. I sometimes put a regular piece of CS (NOT 110lb PTI - something along the lines of 60lb) on top of the nesties before Plate C for a clean cut. I run the plates through once and then back again.
Doing it twice and with CS on top gives a nice clean cut.
I gather my supplies: felt/fabric pieces, thread and needle, and one button. Stack the felt/fabric and button and sew through all layers (just like sewing a button on a shirt).
Super simple handmade embellishment in under 5 minutes! Don't have a Cuttlebug or Nestabilities? No problem. Use pinking shears (those zig-zag scissors) and cut your own circles in two or three different sizes.
My personal preference for adhearing embellishments to my cards is Glue Dots. I picked these up at Michael's long ago and never have things fall apart.
Here is my final project.

**Make-Your-Own Embellishments Blog Extravaganza**
The Designed2Delight Lead Designers have been busy!! Follow all the links below to view 9 different tutorials for 9 different embellishments (on 8 different blogs) that YOU can make YOURSELF!!
Don't forget to stop by the Designed2Delight Digital Stamps group on Crafter's Digital Art Center for the details AND a FREE Digital Stamp!!
Jane ~ Make Your Own Buttons Tutorial

Lola ~ Make Your Own Felt and Fabric Flowers Tutorial

Faith ~ Make Your Own Faux Prima Flowers Tutorial

Kathy ~ Make Your Own Chipboard Accents Tutorial

Debbie ~ Scalloped Punched Paper Flower Tutorial

Robin ~ Stitching with Beads Tutorial

Michelle ~ Scallop Punched Flower/Medallion Tutorial

Michelle ~ Ribbon Frame Tutorial

Sherrie ~ Make Your Own Ribbon Roses Tutorial


Sherrie Conner said...

Awesome, Lola!! This looks so easy and fun! I love quick and simple embellishments!

Sandy from Ukiah said...

Oh what a wonderful tutorial. AND I love colors you used in your card...

~Michelle~ said...

LOL! Love your idea...I have felt shapes already cut out...just haven't ever gotten around to sewing them together! Yours turned out so cute...I must get on that!!!

Holly said...

Cute card and lovely flower!

Kathy said...

Fun embellishment Lola, I didn't realize my cuttlebug would cut felt. I'm going to have to try it, very cool. I bet felt snow flakes would be pretty, too.

Kristine said...

VERY CUTE Lola!! Oh, I actually HAVE some flower cuttlebug dies... I wonder if those would cut through felt? I'm gonna have to get some felt and try it--I LOVE your card! Came out soo CUTE! Thanks for sharing your tutorial!! *Ü*

stampjourney said...

So pretty! The felt really adds such a nice touch!

Faith S. said...

Your card is SO pretty!! I really appreciate your tips of using the CS and running it through twice. I have never tried this before. Wonderful!!

Jane said...

Your tutorial and card are wonderful. I need to get some more felt. Love it!!!

Cindy N. said...

Thank you for the lovely tutorial.


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