Die cut Felt, Buttons & Ribbon Bracelets

Hello,

I have finished a couple of the bracelets I have been working on this weekend.
This is what I will be teaching at CHA next weekend.


These can really become addictive. Using a Die like one made by Sizzix you can cut out felt shapes. It sure beats using scissors. Get out your jar of mixed match buttons. I know you have one somewhere. If you don't have a jar around, start cutting off buttons from clothing before throwing it away and saving the buttons. Some day you will be so glad you did. In the mean time Joann's has a great assortment of buttons you can purchase. Get some ribbon, about 1/2 yard of three different designs about 3/8" wide and a length longer than your wrist about 5/8" wide. I use embroidery floss to stitch my felt for design. You can glue all the pieces together or sew them together.

If enough of you would like a class I would be happy to teach one. Just leave a comment at the bottom of this post.
Enjoy!!

Blessings, Diane

Heading to CHA (Craft and Hobby Convention)

Hello,

I will be soon off to Florida to attend the Summer Craft and Hobby Association Convention. I will be teaching a few classes. If I get my bracelet sample finished tomorrow I will photograph and share with you. It is a little stressful having your boss give you a project to teach a few days before teaching it. I am a little excited to be able to attend the convention. I am just hoping the weather will not be too bad. Checking the weather forecast, it should be 90 with thunderstorms. I melt in the heat and humidity.
I hope to have something to share that is new from the convention.
See you in a few days.

Blessings, Diane

Join Stampn' Up! - Special Offer

Hello,

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•For All You Do stamp set
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Blessings, Diane

Fusing Plastic Projects

Hello,

My friend Lena, showed me some cards she had made using plastic bags. They were so cool. I was very interested in how she made the plastic backgrounds for her cards. I searched around for some plastic bags around my house. We do all save some of them. I tried several ways of cutting the bags and layering the different colors on top of each other to create different looks.
The image on the top left I cut different colors of bags at different angles and layered on top of a plain white bag. I stamped with Staz On ink some text and flowers and layered a piece of orange bag on top and melted them together.
The image on the top right I layered 6 white bags, layered some flowers I cut out of a plastic bag using my Big Shot, then layered 2 more white bags and melted them together. The bottom left image I layered 6 white bags, then cut strips of different colored bags and layed on top and then layered 2 more white bags and melted them together. The last image I used a target bag and layered 6 white bags, the target image and then a yellow bag on top and melted them together. The process does take some practice. If you do a search on-line for Plastic Fusing you will find some directions and even videos.

Here are a couple of cards I made using a couple of the fused plastic pieces I made.









This technique I will be teaching on July 7th. See calendar for more details.
Let me know what you think.

Blessings, Diane