Friday, May 25, 2012

Fabric embellishments...

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Hi everyone! I'm here today to show you a layout I made using some of my favorite dies. I haven't made a layout in quite a while, so I decided to get back to my roots and create one using photo's of my sweet little niece, Rebekah, who thankfully poses so beautifully for me, every time I see her. 

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I love the look of truly "handmade" layouts, actually sewing and creating handmade embellishments, really tug at my heartstrings. 

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I used several Sizzix dies for this layout and though I used my new Sizzix Big Shot Pro, you can easily slide every one of these dies through a Big Shot. Below I posted some close up photos, followed by a few step-by-step pictures to help guide you in creating your own fabric embellishments.

For my layout I used the following dies from Sizzix:

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 Here is how I made some of the elements in my layout. I started first by die cutting 3 large Tags, from the Tags & Bookplates die by Tim Holtz, from regular heavy-weight white cardstock. I then dipped each tag into liquid walnut ink and I let them soak for about 5 minutes, (the longer you let your tags bathe in the ink, the darker they will become). Once done, take them out of the ink and set aside to dry.

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While the tags are drying, die cut the rest of your elements and assemble them. I cut 3 hearts from the Primitive Hearts die using fabric and natural quilting batting for this. 

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As a hint, whenever you cut material that is more fibrous then paper, like felt or fabric, place a piece of cardstock "on top" of your fabric before you cut! You will be amazed at how "crisp" your cut elements will be. The picture below shows this.

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You will be amazed at how "crisp" your cut elements will be.

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Once I had my 3 hearts cut, I sandwiched them together, by placing fabric on the bottom, quilting batting in the middle, then another fabric heart on top. Once joined, I simply stitched them together using a basic blanket stitch, (which also happens to be my favorite stitch). 

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Next, I die cut my 3-D Flowers from the same quilting batting, then rolled them up and secured them by adding a little hot glue on the bottom. These are very easy to assemble.

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And these are the final results once your elements are made.

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Then it's time to assemble your layout. I added photos to 2 of the tags and embellishments to the 3rd one. Referring to the finished layout above, I adhered the tags with Fabri-Tac to a piece of fabric sewn to the middle of the cardstock. From there, I simply played around with where I wanted all the elements to be before gluing each of them down. 

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I added buttons on the Tattered Banner at the bottom, which by the way was cut using the same quilting batting, and finished with a simple running stitch of red floss, very simple. I added a big red gingham bow in one corner and a fun vintage, "ice cream" die cut at the bottom. Finally, adhere some glittered alphabets and a Tim Holtz, bookplate sewn with the word "love" in red floss, and you've got a beautifully, sweet, truly handmade layout you can be proud of.

Thank you all so much for enjoying my project.


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misc. supplies: glittered chipboard alphabet- K&Co; Vintage Ice Cream Label- Jenni Bowlin Studio; paper doily- Martha Stewart; buttons; red gingham ribbon
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9 comments:

  1. Gorgeous layout! That's one of my favorite colour combinations...love it! Thanks so much!...Nancy :o)

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  2. This layout is gorgeous! Such a work of art!

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  3. Beautiful!!!! Love all the fabrics you used and great tip about using the paper when you cut them. I also love your stained tags.

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  4. OMG, I just absolutely adore this layout! Such charm.

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  5. I am in love with all the homemade goodness! Thanks for the inspiration and reminding me that I don't have to go get supplies, use what I have and make it!

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  6. very beautiful...thanks for the tip about putting the paper on top of the material for a crisper cut

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  7. I could stare at this for hours! Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!

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  8. Perfect layout!! Thanks for the great ideas :-D

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