Saturday, September 7, 2013

Make It Monday #130: Using Heat N' Bond to Make Fabric Die Cuts

Happy Weekend!  It is Saturday today and I have been playing last night and this morning at using Heat N' Bond to make fabric die cuts so I could participate in the Make it Monday Challenge #130 over at Nichole Heady's Blog "Capture the Moment" for Papertrey Ink.

I had my lovely tea-stained fabric all ready to be used from Stamp-A-Faire thanks to a lovely tutorial I watched from Melissa Phillips.  I made several different die cuts with the fabric and ended up using a cupcake die cut on the front of a card to make a birthday ensemble.  Here is what I came up with:

The tea-stained fabric was die-cut and then attached to the card base made with Papertrey Ink's Shape-Up Series Cupcake Die Collection.  I then added some book-paper roses, paper and crocheted doily pieces, some leaves, buttons, floss, diecut border and a tag to finish it off. 

Next I worked on altering a burlap bag and making a small envelope to hold either a pair of earrings or a gift card for one of my sisters birthdays in the coming months. 

I used a lot of the same items and also created a double-layered tag with a flower button, floss bow, and key charms on the floss strands to decorate them up a bit.  The base layer is some lovely cream colored felt which I diecut with a scalloped rectangle die.

And finally to insert in the bag the little envelope:
Well that is it for me for crafting today.  It has been a busy week and we are off to the school picnic this evening at a local park to welcome everyone back to school.  Tim made it through the first 1/2 week of 3rd Grade and so did I!  :) LOL!  Here are some pictures of his first day taken on our front porch right before we left Wednesday morning:

He surely is the light of my life and I am so proud of him!!!!  I forgot to make him his first day of school card for his lunch box so I ran downstairs and made this in less than a can tell too...but it is the thought that counts!  :)

Thanks for visiting my little blog!  Happy Crafting and Back-to-School time!


  1. Wow! What great projects! Love your tea-stained fabric, your book-paper roses, and especially the photos of you and your son. What a cutie! I used to teach grades 3 and 4--LOVE that age!!

  2. Jill these are DREAMY!! Wowzers I just love every little inch!! So happy the first week of school went well, CUTE pics!

  3. So those first day of school photos! Stunning projects too.

  4. These are just beyond GORGEOUS, Jill! LOVE the flowers and your cupcake and the lace on the tag and the keys on the green strings! FAB ALL! LOVE the pictures of Timmy and especially the ones with both of you! GREAT post!

  5. What vintage lovelies you created! Love all the lace and gorgeous flowers! Sweet cupcake, too! And, great photos of Timmy and you!:-) Take care, hugs!

  6. Love the burlap bag Jill & the back to school photos are sweet!

  7. Very cute burlap bag and the cupcake is adorable. Super cute.
    You and Tim are so cute together. Glad to know that he had a good week at school.
    Happy sunday and happy crafting. Ana

  8. OMG! These projects are beautiful!! This would surely be a gift on it's own. Love the pictures of you and your son. Very cute lunch note too!

  9. Oh my gosh ... these projects couldn't be any prettier! Love them all, but the one that caught my heart is the love note for Tim's lunch box! What a great mama you are :)

  10. BEAUTIFUL projects! LOVE the die cut tea stained fabric. SO PRETTY the paper flowers and touches of crochet!

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  12. Oh Jill, you have totally captured vintage loveliness here. Love the pretty lace and flowers! And, the cupcake is too sweet.
    PS: Wonderful photos of Tim and you! Happy 'Back To School' days to ya both! XOXO

  13. So very beautiful! I ended up using some Stamp-A-Faire tea stained muslin also. I love all your vintage goodness.

  14. What a lovely ensemble, Jill! I so admire how you put so many delightful items together! What a handsome young man you have! Enjoy! They grow so fast!

  15. Oh my gosh Jill…. I love the pictures of you and adorable and handsome Tim.. I cam see he is the light of your life.
    Oh my goodness the things you have made here are beyond gorgeous… Wow you sure came up with some beautiful ways to decorate. Love the little box ! Beautiful!


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