Thursday, February 2, 2017

A Felt Flower for Seize the Birthday

Hi everyone! It's time for a new challenge at Seize the Birthday! 

This time around the "Toppings" options is Felt. You can also chose to do an Anything Goes birthday card, the choice is yours!

Ok so I went with the toppings option but I feel like I totally cheated here! I have not had much success with cutting felt with steel dies (suggestions are welcome), so I took a little shortcut and purchased some pre-cut felt flowers. Honestly I don't feel bad about it at all, they are so cute! I die cut the background and then stamped my sentiment and the flower stem, added some plaid paper and a button, and I was done! Easy peasy! Who says a card must always be complicated?! 

Products Used:
Stamp Sets: Crazy About You (Stampin' Up), Many Everyday Messages, You're So Lovely (Hero Arts)
Card Stock: Solar White (Neenah)
Patterned Paper: Perfectly Plaid (Lawn Fawn)
Ink Pads: Tuxedo Black (Memento), Green Apple (Hero Arts)
Tools: Big Shot, Wonky Stitched Rectangle Dies (My Favorite Things)
Accessories: Felt Daisy Stickers (Michael's), Button (Stampin' Up), Cotton Thread

I'm so glad you paid me a visit today! If you have a moment please leave a comment, then visit the rest of the wonderful Design Team at Seize the Birthday. We'd love for you to play along, too!

Inky hugs :)


Glenda J said...

I love this CAS card Sandy! So bright and cheerful.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Fabulous! Love the bg paper with your felted flower

Happy Dance said...

I have a couple of different kinds of felt flowers, and just might "copy" your idea and pull them out! This is a really happy birthday card. Love the blues, that wonky die, and that sweet, sweet flower. My Big Shot cuts felt really well. I usually run it back and forth several times. And Michaels has some stiffer, thinner felt that works really well too. Bev

Ashwini Rao said...

I agree - no one said you had to cut the felt yourself!! ;) But that flower is gorgeous, isn't it - and it goes so well paired with the flower stem and leaves, it doesn't look like it was not part of the set! Great card, Sandy!

LeAnne said...

SUper duper cute! LOVE the plaid and the colors you chose! I sometimes use a folded piece of computer paper as a shim for cutting felt...and as Bev said, sometimes I run it through a couple of times. It depends on what it's made of (wool or acrylic) and how thick it is too. Just keep trying!

Barbara said...

Oh, I agree with you. The simpler the better. I should remember that as I love how this looks. I have a tendency to keep on adding more. I am sorry that I have no tips for cutting felt, as this is the first time using it for me. Now, what to do with the leftovers.

Nancy said...

It's fabulous Sandy!! This is suppose to be fun and not hard. Your card came together perfectly and I love it!

Nancy said...

Oh by the I want those Wonky Stitched Dies too! Thanks ;)

JoAnn said...

This is so pretty. Love that blue felt flower and the background paper matches perfectly. I have those Wonky Stitched Dies and I love them too.

Rahmat said...

I love that blue felt flower, I think it is ok to use handmade embellishments, we don't use it everyday, and yes it is good to see someone using it other than me!

TaeEun said...

Your card is so pretty in blue, Sandy! The blue plaid, stamped stems and the button, every element is perfect for the felt flower!