Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Fabric Flower Hair Clips

I found a tutorial here for making a five petal flower from fabric. You could use these in lots of different ways, So far I have just used mine for some hair clips.

I used the same clips, and covered them the same way as I did when I made Silk Flower Hair Clips.

Then I sewed the flowers according to the tutorial. Just so you know, the larger your stitches are, the smaller the hole will be in the center of the flower. Also your fabric will change the size of the hole in the center, thinner, lighter fabrics will create a smaller more closed in hole. If you choose to use smaller stitches closer together, then you will be left with a larger space to fill; so your will need a larger button to cover the center. Once I finished the flower, I just got out the glue gun and glued the flower onto the hair clip.

The tutorial says to use 6 squares, that are 3"x3"...You actually only need five squares. these last two flowers were made using smaller squares of fabric. Also, if you are using a button that has only two holes it may wiggle around a little bit more, if it does that and it shows some of the raw edges to your fabric, just use a little hot glue to keep the button in its place.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Thinking of You

So here's another card that I designed for card swap.
First ---the cutting.
I cut white card stock into 5.5"x7.5" pieces to make a 3.75x"5.5" card.
I cut some of this pretty pink patterned paper into 3.5x"5.25" rectangles.
Next I cut strips from a black pinstripe paper at 1"x5.25"
I then cut strips from both a burgundy paper and vellum in strips that measure1/2"x5.25"
Then two rectangles, one from the same burgundy paper and one from vellum- these were 2"x3".
I taped the patterned paper down onto the card. taped the pinstriped paper across the card, in the bottom half.
In the center of the pinstriped strip I taped down the burgundy strip of paper, and glued the vellum strip on top of that.
I Stamped a flower and 'thinking of you' onto the vellum rectangle, and adhered that to the burgundy rectangle, then taped that to the card.
I finished it by taking two self adhesive metal dots and putting them on either end of the stamped vellum rectangle. You could probably stress the edges of the vellum to give it a little more depth. But there you have it.
This card was actually made for this month when it was my turn to host- so of course I made treats too.
I made a three layer single tier red velvet cake, and I wanted to have it match with the card that we all made together.
I took the stamps that I used for the card and stamped them on a sheet of white paper, scanned it into the computer, enlarged the images, and printed it up. I transferred the pattern onto the cake using parchment paper and piping gel.
On the sides, I didn't want to try to copy the pattern off of the pink paper exactly, but I did something swirly and pink to give the same idea.
Then I made Bakerella cake balls with the scraps from the cake.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Mojo 94

I have made another Card for Mojo Monday.
Here is this weeks Sketch:

There is a lot of stuff on this card- so at first I was going to do something sort of monochromatic, like mostly black and white, with just one accent color in a few places, but I was looking through my pile of scrap that I save and decided to put these papers together and so I ended up with something more colorful.

I used matching Gel Pens to trace over parts of the stamps and draw "stitches" around the edge of the card.