Saturday, September 25, 2010

Stamping Vacation's 1st Blog Hop: Homemade with a Hop!

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Welcome to your 8th stop of 10 on Stamping Vacation's first blog hop: Homemade with a HOP! This blog hop starts September 25th at 9 a.m. and ends September 26th at 9 p.m. (US Central time). We're focusing on different homemade embellishments for paper crafting and we have a long list of incredible prizes available to be won on every single blog!

At Aspiring to Creativity, we have two prizes up for grabs: a $15 gift certificate from The Pixie Cottage as well as the Heebie Jeebies stamp set from Lawn Fawn!!


Our marvelous sponsor, Kelly Marie, has this to say about her wonderful company!
Lawn Fawn is a crafting supply company that specializes in high-quality photopolymer clear stamps. Our stamps are cute, fun, and sometimes a little quirky! At Lawn Fawn, our goal is to inspire smiles and creativity in you! http://www.lawnfawn.com/
I can definitely attest to the quality of her stamps as I have several sets!

PLUS, one grand prize winner will receive a gift certificate from the Stamping Vacation blog to the place of their choice for $5-$50 depending on how many blogs they've commented on! There are 10 blogs to hop on so you can win up to a $50.00 gift certificate to the place of YOUR choice! So be sure to comment on every blog! (A full list of prizes and blog hop stops can be found here.)

You need to be a Follower of the Stamping Vacation blog to qualify for prizes. Being a Follower of this blog is optional, but appreciated. ;)

I'm showcasing homemade embellishments with felt. One of the things I love about working with felt is that you end up with more embellishments than you're actually making.

Allow me to demonstrate...

I was die cutting 2 butterflies out of felt, with plans to use paper as a sort of base:


And once I sew everything together...


I end up with all of this:


I adhered the top 2 paper pieces to contrasting papers using my Xyron (just because it makes it easier but you can also use glue or double-sided tape):



So, cutting out 2 felt butterflies and 2 paper butterflies gave me embellishments for 6 cards (you can click on the picture to zoom in)!


For other ideas I've done with felt, see here, here, here, here and here!

Your next stop on our hop is Annmaree's blog, Emu Creations, where prizes from Meljen's Designs and Really Reasonable Ribbon are available to be won!

Thanks for hopping by!!

(This post is also an entry in the Papertrey Ink blog hop which is highlighting techniques we've learned from others and an entry in the Papertrey Playhouse Challenge #1 which is highlighting felt!)

{Supplies--all Papertrey Ink unless noted}
  • Cardstock: Stamper's Select, Raspberry Fizz, True Black
  • Patterned Paper: Bitty Dot Basics
  • Stamps: All About You, Big & Bold Wishes, Butterfly Dreams
  • Ink: Raspberry Fizz, Tuxedo Black (Memento)
  • Felt: Raspberry Fizz, True Black
  • Ribbon: Swiss Dot in Raspberry Fizz and True Black
  • Die: Butterfly
  • Other tools: Martha Stewart Scoreboard, sewing machine, Swiss Dots embossing folder (Cuttlebug), clear embossing powder

68 comments:

Marsha said...

Great idea. I sometimes do this with cardstock too. Makes me feel so frugal.

cgl1539 said...

You really make me want to get a die cutting machine, oh yeah and a job so I can afford one, lol. THese are terrific, I cant believe you got enough for 6 cards out of those butterflies.

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

well holy moly! how cool is this???? fabulous!

Denise Clark said...

Love your card! The butterflies are gorgeous! I love how you used the felt! I also love that you didn't waste anything! Terrific! Great instructions! Wonderful job!

And a personal thank you for all the work you put into this blog hop!

Judith Veldhuizen said...

I love butterfly's and those are so cute!! Thanks for the lesson!

Greetings, Judith
http://artdogz.blogspot.com

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

Beautiful! What a fantastic way to use up all the pieces and come up with a coordinating set! Love it!!

Terri E. said...

Love how you also used the negative spaces.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Joanne Gilch said...

I love your butterfly math. Cut four butterflies get 6 different embellishments. thank you for the inspiration and wonderful cards.

Ujjwal said...

What a fun way to use everything you have!! love the coordinating set :)

Thanks for a chance to win!!

Lisa said...

really neat, I love it

Jamie said...

very nice! I love how all ur cards mix & match! thanks for sharing!
-jamie
babyblueangel_30@yahoo.com

Danielle said...

Really nice. Any idea what we could do if we don't have a Xyron?

Do you think spray adhesive?

Nannieflash said...

I love the idea of creating butterflies like that, and they are so pretty and useful. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxx

Annmaree said...

good way to use up the peices you might usually throw out!

Georgei said...

wow what a pretty cards that you did
and I love butterfly
thank for showing

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

Dana, what a lovely idea with these butterflies. Certainly something I hadn't thought of. Thanks for being in with a chance of winning some goodies in the Stamping Vacation Blog Hop. Best wishes, Kym xxx

Connie Gage said...

Neat butterflys....always learn something new, I love it.

KymKreates said...

what a magnificent idea!!! I love it!

KymKreates

Just Me said...

I love butterflies and those are just so perfect. Using the negatives is really a neat idea.

Sabrina said...

Dana, You did a fantastic job! Not only with the creation of your beautiful cards, but in your posting and images.

bsgstamps4fun: Barb Gault said...

What great cards made from your butterflies! Thanks for sharing your idea.

Barb Gault
www.bsgstamps4fun.blogspot.com

Carla said...

Beautiful! Love the color combo!

--
Carla
mommarobin@gmail.com

Chrisd said...

What a great idea to try. I love using my Cuttlebug for so much! The hop is great. Thanks so much.

crafterGM said...

What pretty cards never gave it a thought of doing something that thanks for sharing going to have to give it a try. Gloria M

Michelle said...

Great idea. Thanks for sharing!

JLJ Designs said...

Neat cards! I love how you used all the pieces.

Jennifer

Merry said...

What a terrific embellishment ...such lovely felt too. This is definitely on my list of things to do. I am having so much fun checking out all the creative DT posts.

Andrea said...

Beautiful embellishments - I love the way you have used the felt - and what a fab way to get so much out of a die cut!
Love, Andrea xx

Leah said...

GREAT idea! I was wanting to see more done with the felt! Love it!!!!

kaye said...

A lovely project and my favourite colours as well. Thanks fir sharing
Kaye
eyak@optusnet.com.au

Stacie said...

Such a neat idea!! Love the colors of felt you have chosen too!
Good work! :)

Cor* said...

Wowzers. Never have I seen anything like this. Look at all your fantastic creations! Superb.

LoisB said...

I like the idea of using felt and yhe pink/black combo is hot!

Dawn said...

What a fun idea, and so economical for sure. Great idea to share, glad I popped in.

Jennie said...

I love butterflies. Those are to sweet. Thank you.

Iris said...

just too cute!love the embellishment and those cards!

Anonymous said...

This is really using the felt to its maximum. I love the different color combinations that result from this technique.
Beth
donald.klein2@verizon.net

Lorraine said...

these are so beautiful i love the set you made xx

Stephanie said...

I have never thought of saving the "cut out" frame from my nesties.....and now you made me realize that I could actually use them!!! Thanks for the great idea!!!

Colleen said...

They turned out beautiful. Thanks for a great tip.

Laura Isham said...

they are both beautiful and cute...nicely done. wish I could sew so I could try this.....

Audrey said...

Love your cards as I am a big butterfly fan. Great tutorial also.

Rhonda said...

This is so clever! I don't think I would have thought of using the part you cut from! Thanks!!

Janet said...

oh, this is so neat and how creative - I will surely use this idea.

Thanks

Janet

Stephanie said...

These are so cute! I love the dots!

Amber said...

Love the layered sewn butterflies! And the colors are terrific.
Hugs
Amber

Rufus said...

Great cards and I love butterflies.
R/

LouLou Shive said...

I love how you used everything!!! I am the same way. The negative can always be used too. Thanks for sharing and hosting the hop. This is my first one.

Kay said...

Oooh, I love felt and I love butterflies, and I love pink and black- your embellies are right up my alley!

Kerry said...

I love the idea of using felt...will have to give it a go. Love the butterflies and the colours. Thanks for sharing. (kezta20@gmail.com)

Gail said...

I have a big bag of felt from when I used to make soft toys ,I should try and use it up on my cards using this idea.

thank you

Gail

Sammibug said...

Cute embellishements!

Dora said...

O wow, these look marvellous, I love felt too... don't have like your gorgeous polka dotted ones though. Thanks for the idea... I'm definitely having a look at your other tutorials now xx

Julye said...

What a productive quick venture and the cards look fab , thanks fior sharing.

Ruthie said...

Love it - am just beginning to play along with felt - so have opened your other posts to look at in a mo - am going to do have a play with a flower die later today - very inspirational!

Rx

Tammy said...

This is beautiful and my favorite colors!!!! Thanks for sharing your wonderful work of inspiration! Warm aloha!!!!

KarenB said...

So beautiful :) I use the negatives from alphabets but I never thought of doing it for punched shapes. Thanks for the inspiration.

Annette Bowes said...

Butterlicious cards Dana! Love the colour combo, thanks for the tutorial, take careX:)

Janet said...

That's a lovely card set!

jennifer said...

neat butterfly embellies, thanks for the idea!

Margreet said...

this is fabulous..thanks for giving all that ideas for working with felt......
xxx Margreet

ScrapbookingRN said...

Love your butterflies!

charoletteejones@bellsouth.net

Gayle said...

Great! I love these butterflies! I am going to make these because I love butterflies and these look easy enough for me to try. Thanks to you, also, for great instructions. I'm seeing some new blogs on this blog hop and am loving all of them. Thank you so much for taking the time to add to this blog hop for us and sharing your talent with us.

Gayle Taylor
gaylememories@sbcglobal.net

Pat Garvin said...

Great idea. Thanks

KC said...

so cute! love the color combo!

B-Jo said...

how cute, I love butterflies with dimension, that look like they are in flight, I like to do it with edible paper and put them on cake!

Linda said...

Lovely. I must try that. Thank you for sharing.

Michelle said...

Love your butterflies and your cards are so beautiful!!
TFS!