Monthly Archives: January 2015

Kunin Felt Love Banner

I love a cute felt banner, and I love making them using Kunin Felt!   Isn’t this Love Banner super adorable!   And it was super simple! Final Banner
The materials that I used to make this banner were:
Kunin Red Felt
Kunin Glitter Felt
Aleene’s Fabric Fusion Permanent Fabric Adhesive Sheets
A Sizzix Frame Die (I used a wavy frame)
Sizzix Big Shot
Offray red with white polka dot ribbon
Eyelet Pliers and red eyelets
Rotary Cutter, Cutting Ruler and Cutting Mat materials
First, I applied the Aleene’s fabric fusion sheets to the back of my Kunin Glitter Felt and then cut it into smaller pieces.  I got 5 pieces out of one sheet.  I made sure that they were big enough to fit onto the die. fabric fusion
Using the Sizzix Wavy Frame Die, I placed it on my cutting pads.  Then, I placed my felt on the die making sure that I completely covered the frame cutout.  Next, I placed the top cutting pad over it and then ran it through the big shot die cutting machine.    frames
Using the middle pieces of the frame, I cut out two hearts and the letters L, O, V, E by hand. Love Letters

Using my rotary cutter, cutting mat and ruler, I cut out 5″ x 6″ rectangles. blocks
Once I had everything cut out, I peeled the paper off the back of the frames and stuck them on my red rectangle pieces, placing it closer to the bottom so that I had space to add my eyelets at the top. putting it together
Using my eyelet pliers, I placed two eyelets at the top of my red felt rectangles.  Once I had two eyelets on each piece, I ran my red and white polkadot ribbon through front the backs. eyelet punch

And it made this super cute and super easy banner!   Final Banner If you don’t have die cuts or die cut machines, you can still create this banner, making your own frames by hand.  The Aleene’s Fabric Fusion Permanent Sheets make it a sewing free project!  And, you don’t necessarily have to put eyelets on the pieces.  You could just cut small holes to thread your ribbon through!

I hope you like my Love banner as much as I do!

Until next time……



Huggable Felt Heart Softie

This Huggable Felt Heart Softie made with Kunin felt is super cute and super snuggly! Felt Heart Softie
The materials that I used for this Huggable Felt Heart Softie:
Kunin Felt : Red, White and Pink
Thread and my sewing machine
Aleene’s Fabric Fusion
Poly-fil quilt batting

Click the link for the pattern and instructions on how I made my Huggable Felt Heart Softie:    Pillow Pattern
As you can see from the picture below, Benjamin is already snuggling up to it!
Hope you like my Huggable Felt Heart Softie!  I love working with Kunin felt!

Until next time…..


Sculpey Valentine’s Day Heart Banner

Now that Christmas and New Years are out of the way, it’s time to get ready for Valentine’s Day!  And this is one of my favorite days of the year simply because it’s all about LOVE!!!   To pretty up my mantel, I made this adorable Sculpey Valentine’s Day Heart Banner to hang up!  It was super easy and even the little ones can help! banner
Using my sampler pack of Sculpey III, I picked out red, pink, white and purple.   I also gathered my heart cookie cutter and a coffee stirrer straw to make the holes for my string. materials
First, I needed to condition the clay using my clay conditioning machine.  I ran it through the machine several times to get the air pockets out.  It’s great for rolling out sheets of clay too!   I cut the hearts using the cookie cutter and then made two holes at the top of each heart using the straw.  Using my fingers, I rolled out thin strings of clay to decorate my hearts with!   steps
Then, it was time to bake these adorable hearts!   Intentionally I left six hearts without any decorations.   After they were baked and cooled, I used Scribbles 3D Fabric Paint to write BE MINE on the six hearts and let them dry.  Once my lettered hearts were dry, I used Sculpey Gloss Glaze to add a little shine to my hearts! decorating
Once they were completely dry, I used this Baker’s Twine that I got out of the Target $1 section to make the banner.   Using a large needle, I threaded each heart, spacing them out a little.

Then, I hung it on my mantel!  

Who doesn’t love a cute banner to spruce up the fireplace mantel?!?!

Be Mine

It was just the right size to fit my mantel!  And it makes me think of love, hugs and kisses!  Hope you like this cute banner! banner

Until next time…