While walking through the craft store I noticed they were selling pre-cut banners and decided “I can make those!” I found this set of Sizzix dies and it was really all I needed to get started.
Although it may look like burlap, I went with a durable outdoor upholstery fabric to make the banner. I wanted something that wouldn’t fray too easily. I really didn’t want to have to break out the sewing machine for this project. I will admit it was not the easiest to cut with the dies and I had to go over most of them with a pair of scissors after attempting to cut them with the machine.
For the first time ever, I put my cropadile to use in the way it was intended. For the past 10 years it has only ever been used it as a hole punch! I bought a small pack of eyelets and spent about 10 minutes trying to figure out how to apply them to the fabric properly lol. I cut 3 sizes for the banner flags but went with the middle size for this project. My alphabet stitching dies from papertreyink worked great for this. I think the layered felt and the texture given to the letters by stitching them adds a special touch.
I really like the way this turned out. As my last craft of 2016, I hope to make more in the coming year.
Want to hear me go on and on about buttons? You’re in luck! As a gift, I was treated to a bit of a shopping spree for one of my most favorite things… buttons! If you can stand it, I have a rather lengthy vid here about my finds and go into some detail on why these finds are so awesome 🙂
I got a late start to making my cards this year so I needed something quick and easy. I decided on this cute Lawn Fawn stamp and die set from Simon Says Stamp.
I spent a portion of 2 lunch breaks coloring these in…
Believe it or not, this is my first time using dies to cut paper. I purchased my Big Shot due to my interest in cutting felt. The dies don’t stay in place as easily as they do on paper so this was like a little adventure.
I cut about 100 or so and used 3 to 4 on each card.
Since it took so much time to color and cut these out and like I said– I really got a late start, I just went with washi tape to dress the cards up to get them out the door!