Friday, February 10, 2012

In my {felt} heart

Yesterday I blogged about this card over at Stamp School.

I am absolutely in love with the ease of cutting Stamp School Felt (colors here are Cotton Candy, Razzleberry, and Wild Cherry). It may be more expensive than acrylic blend felt, but once you go 100% wool felt, you'll never go back. I used the Sophia Heart die from Memory Box to cut this heart. I did use a metal shim to get the die's intricate patterns to cut crisply into the felt. I have a little step-by-step on stamping just part of the words from a larger word stamp (here I'm using Stamp School's Easter Blessings) without having to tape your stamp off over on my Stamp School blog post.  You can head on over there if you'd like to learn more about that.

Moxie Fab World also has a Die Cutting challenge going on until the 13th, so if you love die cutting felt like I do (or even just die cutting paper), head on over there for a fun challenge.

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Tuesday, February 7, 2012

You and Teddy

I have a table full of framed photos that my kids take annually right around their birthdays. There are always the most recent ones up, but I also keep up a number of my favorites as well. There's no rhyme or reason to the ones I keep up longer, just a few of my faves. Eventually, though, when old ones finally get switched out, they must get scrapped. This is one of those photos, taken when my now 5 yr old was 3.

My son used to take his stuffed bear, Teddy, everywhere and the photographer thought it would be fun to snap a few photos with the 2 of them together (he still sleeps with Teddy by the way). I'm not sure anything captures childhood quite like a kid and his favorite stuffed animal!

A few notes about the actual making of this layout. The papers and stickers are all left over from some calendar projects I made back in December. You can check them out here if you'd like to see them. All of the paper and the stickers are from Simple Stories' Year-O-Graphy collection. That heart is actually an intricate knot made from twine. I learned how to tie it from this video. It was really fun to do, and a different way to add some texture to the layout. The buttons are from Bo Bunny's Forever Fall and Snowfall lines.

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