The ladies at Papertrey Ink issued a challenge on Day 13 of their Anniversary Celebration to make our own homemade embellishments. There have been some other great challenges this week, but I didn't have time to participate in all of them. This challenge was one that I had been meaning to try. I have poked around Etsy and seen some of the cute, handmade embellishments there, and gained inspiration. Also, I bought some felt from Heather Bailey's website. It comes in pretty colors, and has some wool in the content. So, it is definitely better than the box store felt. I also used my package of buttons from Creative Cafe and some foam pieces from American Crafts. And, I pulled out my Sizzix, Quickutz and Nestabilities dies. They all seemed to cut the felt well, so I'll definitely be trying this again in the future. So, here are my creations. I took my color cue from the button package...red, pink and a warm sunshiny yellow. We are a couple months away from Spring here in Illinois, but these warm flowers make it seem like it's just around the corner! I have one more post tomorrow with a couple of last Valentine's Day cards.
Ink: Stampin' Up Classic Riding Hood Red, Summer Sun
Paper: Stampin' Up Sahara Sand, Riding Hood Red Summer Sun, Pink Pirouette
Accessories: red wool felt, SU Summer Sun corduroy brads, Maya Road red twill ribbon, Heather Bailey felt, SU So Saffron Twill, SU Fire Circle Brads, Creative Imaginations buttons, white thread, American Crafts Backyard Foam shapes, Sizzix dies (Eyelet Washers #2, SU Baskets & Blooms, SU Blossom Party, Flower & Flourish ), Quickutz Nesting Flower dies, white thread