I am here to tempt you tonight with a little bit of felt doily YUMMY-NESS!!!
I just love and adore doilies for my projects. And some of you know that the lovely and intricate doily dies from Cheery Lynn Designs are some of my favorites especially when I am working on vintage or shabby-chic type projects or cards.
I also love FELT!!!! I love the softness and dimension it adds to projects and its texture! I have tried die cutting felt doilies in the past but have had various problems. But today I finally tried with the addition of some copy paper taped to the back side of the felt before die-cutting. (Thanks to MFT for the suggestion!) And it WORKS! I can now cut these intricate doily dies from felt and they are so scrumptious in person! My pictures taken tonight in my basement craft room don't do them justice. Hop over to You Tube and type my name and you can see a video (or 3 since I don't know much about making videos yet) of this technique in action...
Here are some pictures demonstrating what I created tonight - you may need a cup of coffee to make it through them all...just saying....
|I cut 4 different doilies from felt: DL102: French Pastry Doily - Pink above; DL103: Italian Flourish Doily (pictured below); and DL104: Canadian Kaliedoscope Doily - white, red and teal shown above.|
|I was so excited when I removed this die with no tearing! It looks like a beautiful snowflake in this cream colored felt!|
|The Canadian Kaleidoscope Doily in Red felt!|
|In cream felt with red felt accents added back in! Valentines Day cards and Scrapbook layouts here I come!!!|
|And red felt with a touch of cream felt added in....|
|And teal felt with cream added! I love the Folk Art feeling to this! Spring Tulips and Easter Projects anyone?|
|One more view of the cream felt version of the Italian Flourish Doily - so beautiful!|
|The French Pastry Doily in light pink felt! Ahhh!!!!|
Felt product suggestion: I had the greatest success rate with felt from My Favorite Things. Note: The heavier wool felts in my collection did not work with these intricate doily dies - though I love it for standard shape die cuts! I used regular copy paper as my backing attached with Ad-Tech Adhesive from my tape dispenser.
You can also use the Cheery Lynn Designs angel wings (linked below) to cut a piece of clear card stock to back your multi-colored doilies to hold all the little pieces in place. Or just be very careful when gluing! A dot of glue on each little piece doesn't take too long!
Again a Xyron machine would be very helpful with this if you have one!
Shopping Enabler Alert: Have you seen all of the new Winter CHA releases over on the Cheery Lynn Designs website yet? The Design Team did a wonderful release post on the Cheery Lynn Blog: here. I love the paper easels that you can use to prop up your projects in your craft room or for picture taking. And oh the doilies...big, tiny, and oh so lovely!
That is it for me tonight! I can't wait to make some projects with some of these felt lovelies... Happy Weekend!