Thursday, December 13, 2012

Felt Tattered Poinsettias

Today I spent time crafting with my neighbor Pat.  We always have so much fun creating together.   This morning we made a lot of Christmas tags and this afternoon we worked on creating felt poinsettias.  We used the Tim Holtz Sizzix "Tattered Poinsettia"  die and wool felt.  I remember reading that you need to use wool felt when die cutting because the regular craft felt will kind of fray out the edges.  The wool felt gives you a nice clean cut edge.  We were real happy to see how nice they die cut.  Since the challenge, this week at Joan's Garden is to decorate a box, we added three of the flowers on this box to give you another idea for the challenge. 

There are three different size petals on the Tattered Poinsettia die to create the flower.  The green leaves were die cut using the largest flower on the dieTo connect the layers together, we used a needle and thread, sewing through all four layers.  When the green largest flower was die cut, a couple of extra smaller petals die cut on the square placed on the die, so they were individually glued in under  the petals, with "Glossy Accents" which gave the flower a little more dimension.  We also used "Glossy Accents" to glue the gold beads in the center of the flower.

I have never tried cutting anything other than card stock with the Tim Holtz dies, but they easily cut through other things such as material or even chip board.  These felt flowers will look beautiful on Christmas packages, or you can even glue them to a barrette or create a label pin. Do you have other ideas you can use them for?

Sizzix "Tattered Poinsettia" (658261)
Glossy Accents (GAC17042)



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Desire Fourie said...

Selma, those poinsettias are just so gorgeous.
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Rita said...

What a wonderful box Selma, made all the more precious by the gorgeous felt Poinsettias. It must be wonderful to have someone to share your crafting time with too. Hugs from a very chilly Scotland. Rita xxxx

Glenda said...

How wonerful to spend time with a fellow crafter making goodies. Love your flowers!

craftieodmae said...

Beautiful, I have never used felt, you may have just inspired me to go buy some and try it! these are gorgeous!

Sheila - Ginger said...

Wonderful Selma and how lovely to spend the day crafting with your friend.

Love Sheila xx

Sparkly Engineer said...

Very pretty box and I really like your felt flowers. Thanks for the tip about wool felt.

Edilza Teixeira Scrap e Artes said...

Oi Selma!!!

Belíssima embalagem!!! Extraordinariamente linda!!!


Anneke said...

such a gorgeous christmas box with all the poinsettias.
greetings from ann

Payne Holler Cards said...

Doesn't get much better tHan creating and enjoying friends
Beautiful box and poinsettias!


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