Monday, January 26, 2009

Eureka!

The card's not much, and I'll take no offense if you're not impressed. However, check out that felt flower! When perusing a Stampin' Up catalog recently, I came across its cute felt flowers and
wondered if I could use my Cuttlebug flower dies to make them.

Last night, I grabbed a couple of pieces of felt at Wal-Mart and tonight answered my question. As Bob the Builder would say, "Yes, we can!" There is a little trick to it, however. Sandwiching the die and the felt between two B plates did not work. The cut was only partial -not satisfactory. I tried the C plate - a definite no go. So, I reverted back to the B plate, adding one sheet of cardstock under the die. Voila! It worked.

So excited I was to show you, I put together the easiest card I could think of. While I'm certain this has been probably been done before, I haven't seen it anywhere and thus feel like I might be showing/telling you something you haven't already seen or heard. I'm more apt to watch someone else do something a hundred times and then get up the courage to try it myself. No pioneer am I. LOL.

Materials & Tools: White Daisy and Cranberry cardstock; Patterned paper from my stash; Black and Cranberry ink pads; Large Friendship Alphabet and Simple Stitches stamp sets; Holiday Craft Buttons; Red crochet cotton; Red and white felt; Cuttlebug w/Flowers dies.

After what seemed like a short weekend, Monday was Monday. I determined today that I am going to invest in some type of listening device, as in an iPod or simple CD player, to use at work. There is a lot going down these days, and I'm within earshot of way too many conversations that interrupt my thought process. That said, I'm going to go get a couple of things done before turning in early. I hope yours is a terrific Tuesday. I'll catch you again then. Thanks for stopping by!

4 comments:

Jeanne said...

Awesome! Thanks for the tip...I actually bought some felt today for the same thing! To try my hand at cutting felt! Great minds, huh?

Leslie said...

Way cool! I love my I-pod. I would totally recomend it.
Leslie

Tracy said...

Love the colors on the card!

And, if you have time, you've been tagged! It's a quick tag, so hopefully you can "play"!

Tickle Me Pink said...

Darling card! I have often wondered if my bug would cut felt, but just haven't tried it yet. Thanks for the the how to!!