Monday, July 11, 2011

Fun with Felt


I've always wanted to try cutting felt with my Cricut, and it turns out it's really easy! I made my card base with Elegant Edges, by welding two 5.44" oblong shapes together on my Gypsy. I added a couple of layers in decreasing sizes and ran the brown layer through the Cuttlebug.


To make my ice-cream cone, I ironed some "Heat 'n Bond" to my felt and then cut the cone from Sweet Shop at 3.5" using the deep cut blade in my Cricut. I was surprised with how easily it cut! I then handstitched around the edges and adhered it together and to the the card with a glue gun.


My little tag was made with a Papertrey Ink die and stamps, and I attached it to the card with some twine.

Recipe:
(all materials Papertrey Ink, unless otherwise specified)

Raspberry Fizz & Harvest Gold Cardstock
Core'dinations Textured Cardstock
Raspberry Fizz & Harvest Gold Felt
Heat 'n Bond
Cuttlebug "Polka Dots" Embossing Folder
"Tiny Tags" Die & Stamp Set
Dark Chocolate Ink
Rustic Cream Button Twine

15 comments:

Judy said...

Great job Katie, but then I love all things ice cream.. :) Have a great day.
Judy

Josie0602 said...

This card is just fabulous!! I need to try some felt on my projects. I love the look it adds to everything!

Glora said...

I've always been afraid to try it in the Cricut. You make it sound so easy! I LOVE it! Beautiful job and very nice hand stitching too! Hugs- Glora

Kate said...

I want some ice cream now! Beautiful, love the stitching very nice touch.

Hugs
Kate

Missy said...

This is so cute, I've always wondered how PTI's felt would cut with the Cricut---glad you tried it out!!

Especially_For_You said...

This is truly an amazing card.. I love the "vanilla, chocolate and strawberry" colors and also the idea of incorporating felt onto a card. So creative!

Ashley
http://especiallymade.blogspot.com

Meesh said...

LOVE, love this card! I've always wanted to use felt with my CE too! Thanks for the motivation! :o)

Michelle

Scrapendipity said...

Too cute, Katie!!! I love the texture the felt gives your card. And the stitching is fab too. Well done!!

Shar

Sherrie K. said...

Katie~this is fantastic. I have to try cutting felt sometime especially when you make it sound sooo super easy. Thanks for the inspiration!
Sherrie K
http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

cricutharper said...

So adorable. Nice job.

Especially_For_You said...

I also have something for you over on my blog, please come pick it up! :)

Ashley
http://especiallymade.blogspot.com

RavensFan said...

I love the look of the felt on your card Katie! Where can I get "Heat and Bond"? Thanks for sharing!

Jill_in_AL said...

So cute! At Valentine's I made some applique hand towels and cut heart shapes using my Cricut. It was OK but didn't work perfectly with the regular blade so I'm glad to know the other blade solves the cutting. I was able to hand trim them a bit for a cleaner edge and the towels turned out well. Putting the DC blade on my shopping list! Thanks for sharing, J

liz at liz's paper loft said...

Katie, I can tell you're lovin' elegant edges! now of course I want it, I was at michael's on friday looking for it! I bought felt 6mos. ago and still haven't tryed it! Maybe by the time you get back I will! ;)

Cindy said...

WOW,Katie...awesome!! I love felt,so i totaly love your icecream here!! :) I love your embossing!!
Hugs,
Cindy