Thursday, February 7, 2013

Stylin' Stampin' Blog Hop: Fabric Madness!!

Good morning and welcome to another additional of Stylin’ Stampin’ Squad Blog Hop.  This month we’re featuring fun projects using Stampin’ Up! fabric.  Fabric is a great way to add texture and dimension to a project and even if you’re not a sewer (like me) you’ll still enjoy crafting with it and I love all the great patterns SU offers.  You may be joining me from Bree’s blog, doesn’t she do fabulous work?  If you’re just starting hear, don’t fear you can continue around and not miss any of the fabulous projects. 
The first project I’m sharing with you is a card that uses two different fabric patterns from the More Amore fabric package in the Spring catalog. I started by using my Big Shot to cut out the large scalloped heart with the Hearts Collection framelits and used the heart fabric.  I will warn you when you’re using the fabric you’re going to have to add an extra shim or two to cut through the fabric.  Since this heart is so big I ended up making a 6x6 card by taking a 6x12 piece of Very Vanilla cardstock and folding it in half.  I sponged around the edge with Crumb Cake ink to soften the edges (I love doing this and added this to every element on this card).  Next I took a piece of Pool Party Coredinations cardstock and ran it through the Big Shot with the Chevron embossing folder and lightly sanded to highlight the pattern.  Next I added a strip of fabric with the small print and hearts and just used sticky strip down the edge and then ruffled the fabric as I go.  I just like to tear the fabric when I’m using it on cards so it has frayed edges so I don’t have to worry about cutting straight and it adds texture.  Next I added the fabric heart and then layered it with a heart cut with the same framelits and First Edition Specialty DSP (crumpled the heart and distressed it with Crumb Cake ink and sponged with Primrose Petals ink around the edges.  I also spritzed the heart with Champagne shimmer mist I made so it lightly sparkles (hard to tell from the picture).  Next I cut a Crumb Cake heart out with the Scalloped Heart of Hearts embosslit. 

The greeting is from the newly released Best of Love stamp set, it’s so fun seeing what stamp images SU chooses to pull from the archives for us to use again and was stamped with Real Red ink on Primrose petals cardstock.  I was able to punch the greeting out with the Full Heart punch and used dimensionals to make the greeting pop.

Now this card is way too big to fit our standard envelopes so I made one to fit using the More Amore Speciality DSP, the Simply Scored, and the Diagonal Scoring Plate (so easy!).  To decorate the envelope I added another strip of the More Amore Fabric as well as two of the scallop laser cut hearts from the DSP package and cut out coordinating hearts with the hearts framelits and DSP. 

This card is so lovely I can’t wait to give it for valentine’s, do you think it’s a little too girly for my hubby???

I do have one more project to share with you, I decided to take two of the large scalloped hearts cut with the same fabric and made a little pillow.  I added a lot of the same elements so that it coordinates with the card.  The key was to fully decorate the top heart before sewing and stuffing it so that the brads, etc. could all be pushed through the fabric so they’ll stay in place.  I added another heart with the First Edition DSP that was distressed the same way as the card and added a piece of Victorian Trim and Primrose Petals Stitched Satin ribbon that were each ruffled.  Next I added a bow made with the Pool Party satin ribbon (that’s free during SAB) with an Antique Brad in the center. 

In the top corner I added two tickets from the That’s the Ticket stamp set that were punched out with the Ticket Duo punch (each ticket was also sponged with Crumb Cake ink) and attached with the heart with a 3/16” Metallic Brad.  The final touch was to add a Pool Party Button (also free during SAB, along with the ribbon) and tied a bow with linen thread before attaching it with a glue dot.

This pillow came out just as I pictured, nice and soft and very girly, love it!!!  Hope you enjoyed this month’s project and make sure to check out all the rest of the fabulously creative people on the hop, you’ll have lots of ideas on how to use fabric on your next project.  Click the link below to see Darcy's projects.

Blog Hop Participants:
  1. Shellie G. of Craft Smashup
  2. Annie L. of Love Me Cards
  3. Nancy B. of Lady Stamps-A-Lot
  4. Rose C. of Stamp with Rose
  5. Tonya B. of Stampin' with Tonya
  6. Dawn S. of Dawn's Creative Chalet
  7. Pamela W. of Stinky Tofu
  8. Kim R. of Stamping with Kim
  9. Justin K of JK Cards
  10. Heidi B of Stuck on Stampin'
  11. Jennifer B of NW Stamper
  12. Bree of Craft-somnia
  13. Diana E of Stampin' Fun with Diana
  14. Darcy J of Dj's Stampin Place



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  1. Oh my gosh.. ADORABLE projects!!!! I love!!

  2. J'amour! Ok, I have no clue if that's correct in French. But I thought it's appropriate here :) awesome jobs!

  3. WOW Diana. Just WOW! That is all :)

  4. You really hit it out of the ballpark with the theme this month!! I am loving your coordinating envelope with the card...and that heart pillow is so awesome!! Beautiful, beautiful work! All of the little details just blow me away!

    ~Heidi at Stuck on Stampin

  5. Wow! Really amazing projects! I wish I knew how to sew! :-)

  6. Adorable projects. I love all the details on both your pillow and your card. You did a great job on this challenge. Thanks for sharing!

  7. I love it all! Such a clever idea for the pillow!

    1. Thanks Darcy, what a fun challege for this month's projects!

  8. Beautiful job! Thanks for sharing with us!

  9. Love this! That More Amore is some of my favorite fabric! :)

    1. Thanks Kim! I totaly agree, I love the More Amore fabric.

  10. Great projects. I love that decorated envelope too. :)

    1. Thanks Jennifer! I'm having too much fun making and decorating matching envelopes lately, love it!


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