Happy Friday, it's Jody here with another fun Locker Room post. Today I'm talking about adding different kids of memorabilia right onto your scrapbook layouts. I think many of us have some type of memorabilia or another ~ concert tickets, movie stubs, lock of baby hair, birthday lists, school artwork.. the list goes on! Here are some examples of memorabilia I have in my stash... and yes I do have a little stash of these gems.
I have a few pieces of clothing I have saved. The 'sweet' and 'I heart grandma's hugs' shirts were well-worn tops of our little girls and I always loved the embroidery details of them! They were stained in all those typical areas kids dribbled onto, but luckily for the cute areas were spared. So, here's what I did. I trimmed them out from the clothing and challenged myself to utilize them in my scrapbooking.
And here's my layout, which pretty much uses up the rest of my April Debutante Kit!! I was so happy with the number of projects I squeezed out of my Debutante kit. May will be no exception with how packed that kit is also.
The bright pink flower at the bottom center of my layout is the flower from Sari's yellow and white striped top in the photo! That cute top of new last Spring and Sari only wore it to school once before she spilled black acrylic paints on it at school :( Well, she continued to wear it through the summer but I just couldn't get over that big black blotch on it. So, I decided to use the shirt a couple different ways. First and foremost, I HAD to use that cute pink flower somewhere in my scrapbooking! One of the last times she wore that top was when we baked cookies in August of last year, right before school started. After that day, I retired the top and cut it up! The flower found a new home on this scrapbook page and easily could have been added to a headband, skirt or even a pair of jeans! You could also use the fabric for patching holes in jeans and more! And now, here are some close ups and other angles of my layout.
Above, you can see my messy stitching. I don't think there's any other way I can machine sew.. it's always messy! But, whether your stitching is totally perfect and neat like out guest designer's Danielle or a pretty little mess like mine, it's sure to add some fun texture and interest to your layout or card. You can tell, I only had small pieces of my Debutante papers to work with here, so I spiced it up a bit with some splattered ink, resin embellishments and some sweet Pink Fresh Studio wood veneers!
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Keep on scrappin'!!!
Happy Monday all! Jody here today with a fun tutorial on how I die cut wool felt and fabric with my Cricut. Yes that is correct, you CAN cut fabric, felt and other materials with your Cricut machine. You just need a few specific supplies, it's actually pretty easy.
Here's your supply list for this technique:
** Heat & Bond ~ available at your local craft or fabric store
** Wool felt ~ not the kind you buy in your local craft store. You need the good stuff for this technique. Here's a great site I use ~ Prairie Joint Junction
** Clothes Iron & Ironing Board (or counter area and an old towel)
** Cricut Deep Cut Blade (not pictured)
Let's talk about the wool felt first. I tried the polyester craft felt found at Hobby Lobby and it is NOT the same as the nice wool felt. The wool felt is much more dense and doesn't pull apart like craft felt does easily. I highly recommend investing in the wool felt for this technique. Or, you can cut fabric in the same manner.
First, you'll need to follow the instructions for the Heat & Bond to adhere it to one side of the wool felt. This is very easy to do and that's coming for this girl who HATES ironing! The Heat & Bond serves as a fabric stabilizer and gives you a nice smooth surface for adhering to your Cricut mat. I do recommend a newer or stickier mat to keep the felt from shifting on the mat. After you iron on the Heat and Bond, remove the paper backing to reveal the shiny and smooth 'iron-on' side of your felt. Place the prepped wool felt onto your sticky Cricut mat just as you would any paper or cardstock.
Some additional technicalities: I set my Deep Cut Blade to 6, pressure and speed to Max. I slowed my speed down to High for the "Hello" die cut shown above. I also engaged my multi-cut function to cut the image twice. If you're not very familiar with these settings or with your Cricut machine, take this opportunity to play with it!!
After you've die cut your image, carefully lift it from your mat. Depending on the thickness of your wool felt, you may have to trim a bit with your fine point scissors. I usually don't have to do this though. Overall, pretty easy right!
I hope you enjoyed making your own felt embellishments with me in the Locker room today. Happy Scrapping!!!
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