Tuesday, September 25, 2012

September 2012 Papertrey Blog Hop


This month's blog hop over at Papertrey is all about felt and fabric:
Here's the challenge they put forth this month:
This month it is all about wrapping it up.  Whether you are preparing early for the holidays or have an upcoming birthday or two, have fun experimenting with fabric & felt packaging ideas.  Use any of our Favor It dies with felt and a little hot glue gun action or stitching.  Use a pretty piece of fabric like you would wrapping paper and make a custom tag to coordinate with it.  Not into sewing or gluing?  Wrap a kitchen towel or cloth napkin around a special bottle of wine and top it off with a hand-stamped gift label.  Or rip a strip of fabric to use in place of ribbon and finish it with a pretty handmade gift card.  There are so many different things to try, you will love experimenting to see what you can come up with! 

I decided to take some dies and make them be the shapes for the packaging:
This one is for my cousin who has the initials KH.  I am going to stuff this with some Hershey's Kisses as part of her birthday present.  I stamped the Pretty Peonies on the white felt using Fresh ink's Steel Blue.  It actually stamps quite a clear image, which I was pleased about.
I took some Smoky Shadow felt to cut a double ended banner and then Autumn Rose for the alpha cuts.  The larger piece is one of the Mat Stack 4 dies (the largest one) folded in half.

I am adding some better shots in daylight as I made these feltie doodads late last night and the above pictures do not show up that well. :-)



 Next I decided to go with a modern graphic feel using a hexagon die:
 A Simply Chartreuse Turning a new leaf die and the 'happy' from Pretty Peonies in Smoky Shadow.
Super simple but I like this colour combination.  For this one, I am planning on stuffing it with tea bags for a tea aficionado friend of mine. :)  I might add a button latch on top but for now I will leave it as is ...

And the brighter shots:



Supplies:
Stamps: PTI Pretty Peonies
Ink: Fresh Steel Blue
Dies: PTI Mat Stack 4 large die, Double Ended Banner, Alpha
Felt: white from stash; PTI Smoky Shadow, Autumn Rose
Adhesive: FabriTac, scortape
Felt: white from stash; PTI Smoky Shadow, Spring Moss
Dies: PTI Turning a new leaf, Pretty Peonies 'happy'; Lifestyle nesting hexagons
Adhesive: Fabritac, scortape

11 comments:

Leigh said...

I love how you made the packaging from felt diecuts! And that pretty peonies happy die looks great in felt, layered over the felt TANL diecut, too!

Cecilie said...

Love both but the hexagon is really really cool! Great look.

Joyce said...

I love both of you felt beauties. I would especially like to receive the one filled with Hershey Kisses...

Karen C. said...

Love the layering of felt letters/words onto the background of felt. Such a soft and pretty look.

BethieJ said...

These are both really CUTE and a FUN idea for little treats!!
Have a GREAT day!

Tracey McNeely said...

Both great ideas, so cool.

carol (krillsister) said...

Cara,
Two beautiful felt wrappings. Love the stamped peonies. The hexagon wrapping is lovely with TANL die.

Jacquie Southas said...

great use of your dies - I LOVE the color combination in the hexagon set

Jade said...

Love the packaging from die cuts - could also make a cute gift/tag for a bigger gift

LEG Studios said...

Love the letters and words in felt!

~amy~ said...

gorgeous use of the felt!!!