Thursday, February 7, 2013

Stylin' Stampin' Squad Blog Hop February 2013

Welcome to this month's Stylin' Stampin' Squad's Blog Hop! Our theme this month is all about FABRIC!  I'm so excited to show you what I've got, so let's dive right in, shall we?

I had this idea to try cutting fabric with framelits.  I think I've heard rumors that it's possible, but I don't recall any specific blogger's post about it.  So, I thought, what the heck, I will just try it for myself.  Well, what do you know?  They really DO cut fabric!  Awesome.  One caution... you should probably shim your Big Shot, as fabric is very thin compared to card stock.  Or, make sure you have really sharp fabric scissors around to help loosen the cut fabric.

So, this is what I made:
Originally I only had a flat piece of fabric for the bottom of the skirt, cut with framelit.  But it looked so... flat, as if it were paper.  I was worried you wouldn't be able to see the difference between my fabric version vs. a paper version.  So, I took another piece of fabric on the table, folded to make the skirt look fuller.  That was the look I wanted.  Now onto adhering.  I took out the old needle and thread, then didn't really know what I should do about it.  Haha.  Pulled the thread back out.  Decided to use fabric adhesive instead.  Ok, this was the liquid kind that I bought at the store.  But if I wasn't so lazy, and went to find my fabric adhesive roll, it would probably be better, without getting goo on my hands.  Anyways, in the end, that's what held my fabric top and skirt down, fabric adhesive.  I put it on the back of the ribbon, too, to make sure that stayed.  I cut off the prongs of the brad, so it could lay a little flatter.  Oh, lastly, the pearl strand was added, because, you know, every woman needs to have pearls. :)

My second project is a hand warmer.  Made with, what else?  Staying true to my obsession with using our Scalloped Square die to cut fabric.  This was originally something I saw on Pinterest.  You can do this with any size you want.  But I love using our Scalloped Square die, because you just sew up all sides, leaving a hole, big enough to fill with your rice/lavender mixture, then sew up the rest of the way.
This is how I sew up the opening.  I use pins to help the rice from moving too close to the sewing needle.  When it's ready to use, just microwave it for 30 seconds, and it will keep your hands warm during the cold days of winter.  If you make bigger ones, you just heat for longer.
Hope you liked these projects.  If you do, please kindly leave me some comments.  I love reading your notes.  Now, please hop on to the next stop with Nancy.


Blog Hop Participants:
  1. Shellie G. of Craft Smashup
  2. Annie L. of Love Me Cards
  3. Nancy B. of Lady Stamps-A-Lot
  4. Rose C. of Stamp with Rose
  5. Tonya B. of Stampin' with Tonya
  6. Dawn S. of Dawn's Creative Chalet
  7. Pamela W. of Stinky Tofu
  8. Kim R. of Stamping with Kim
  9. Justin K of JK Cards
  10. Heidi B of Stuck on Stampin'
  11. Jennifer B of NW Stamper
  12. Bree of Craft-somnia
  13. Diana E of Stampin' Fun with Diana
  14. Darcy J of Dj's Stampin Place

12 comments:

Diana Eichfeld said...

Oh my, what fabulous projects! I had never thought of making a hand warmer but I'm going to have to try that, thanks for the inspiration.

Mahua said...

Both the projects are beautiful Annie :)

Dawn's Creative Chalet said...

I love this.. you and I were thinking the same thing.. sorta! Hugs!!

Shellie G. said...

Love me some hand-warmers! Was just talking to someone the other day about them :)Love the idea of using the scallop square die. Love your creative way of using the framelits to make the body of the card. I'm gonna have to try it sometime. The card is way cute. Love all the dimension :)

Heidi @ Stuck on Stampin said...

Annie, I love both of these! That fabric skirt is perfect for that dress form. Love that you added the "poof" instead of keeping it flat. I am such a fan of those hand warmers/ice packs. My mom made ice packs (I think she used barley?) for the kids for Christmas! Great projects this month!!

brrenwick said...

Annie, you rocked the theme this month! I love the dress you made with the fabric...going to break mine out when I get home and CASE this! Well done :)

jkcards said...

I LOVE your card! That dress is awesome!! :-)

Tonya said...

I just got the dies for the dress and after seeing your card I am so excited to get it out and use it. I love the bright fun colors on your card and the unique shape. The scallop square die is one of my favorite too for fabric and I haven't tried making hand warmers yet,thanks for sharing the idea.

Stampin Dj said...

Both projects are fabulous!
Love those dress framelits!

Pam Steckman said...

LOVE love this outfit! I'd totally wear it! So cute! Thanks for sharing!

Kim Ryden said...

This card is SO ADORABLE! I just love that little dress!! CUTE!

Jennifer Blomquist said...

You never fail to amaze me. You are a fabric genius! :) Thanks for being a stamping friend and crafty inspiration!

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