Dies are not just for paper..... I've been enamored with die cutting machines since the mid 90's and one of the things I enjoyed most, was cutting fabric. I cut felt and many different kinds of fabric backed with a fusible web to give it stability for cutting. These shapes can then be ironed onto other fabrics, or even onto cardstock. Fabric shapes make great embellishments for cards, or even scrapbook pages! Another great technique is to run posterboard, stiff cardboard/chipboard, or mat board through the Xyron machine, adhere fabric to it, then cut it out. It all depends on what you want to use your die cut shapes for.
The "Beauty Bloom" die for this weeks project was designed by Brenda Pinnick. We each received an assortment of cut flower shapes; mostly white cardstock, but there were also a few felt shapes, which I decided to use for my project:
The felt had a really soft, pliable texture, so I used Fabric and Paper glue to adhere the felt pieces to the same shapes cut from white cardstock to give it some stability. I punched holes in the tips of the flower petals then used jump rings and beads placed on to an eye pin to connect all the pieces together. I attached pearls to the center of each flower with thread, which I tied securely at the back and I even added some of the left over feathers from the house project.
There's really no limit to what you can do,
with die cut shapes and Elmer's glue......
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