Friday, August 27, 2010

Fabulous Fabric

Welcome to the Stampin" Addicts Holiday Mini Blog Hop.    You may have arrived here from Cheryl's blog where she featured the very versatile set Seasonal Sentiments.   If not, you can still visit all the blogs as they are linked in circle.  The Holiday Mini is packed with amazing goodies so this hop is sure to knock your socks off!


Designer Fabric is a brand new product line that SU! has just introduced.  Not only is it wonderful quality, it coordinates with the papers, inks and accessories!  All the projects I have made are no-sew so you do not need to be a seamstress to enjoy these lovely textiles.
First is a simple candy cane holder that you could use as a Make-and-Take project at a workshop or create a bunch for gift giving.  I used the Clear Scallop Square die to cut the fabric, strips of iron-on adhesive to close the edges, then cut two small slits through both layers of fabric and threaded Cherry Cobbler seam binding through and tied knots at the ends.  Cute and quick.
Next I decorated a gift bag to match.  The base is a piece of Deck the Hall Designer Paper - perfectly color matched to the fabric!  The flower embellishment is made by tearing a 1 inch by 28 inch piece of the Deck the Halls fabric.  (Now if you are a quilter you will cringe that I said tear but it helps add to the distressed look by fraying the edges and curves the fabric inward which makes the twisting easier.)   Starting at the center of a circle of Sticky Pages, I stuck one end of the fabric down and started twisting and coiling the fabric.  At the outer edge I tucked the end under.  
I made the tiny red rosettes in the same manner by tightly twisting the Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding and sticking it to a large glue dot.  Loops of seam binding attached to the back finished this off.  


The tag is Crumb Cake punched with the new Decorative Label Extra-large Punch and stamped with images from the Peaceful Season Level 2 hostess set.  No scrap of this beautiful fabric is too small to be used.  I used a thin torn strip to tie the tag to the handle.  The candy cane holder fits nicely on the handle as well. 
My final project is a beautiful fabric flower medallion that I adhered to a bottle of chocolate scented shower soap.  I cut four swatches of fabric with the Lattice Die and rotated them on top of each other.  The center is stitched with needle and thread and pulled to gather it slightly.  


I just love the center of the flower.  I was experimenting with the seam binding and discovered I could pull a thread in the center to gather it into ruffles.  Once I had it ruffled, I used the same technique as the coiled flower on the gift bag (minus the twists) and adhered it to a circle of Sticky Pages working my way from the center to the outside.


Thank you for visiting my blog today and you can hop to the next stop where Amy has the Tasteful Trim Big Shot Die to show you.


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31 comments:

  1. Thanks for your ideas. I especially like the last one with the lattice die.

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  2. Stunning creations. Love the idea of the candycane holder card. Great for a child's Christmas card.

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  3. Betty these are terrific ideas! And I am impressed you found a candy cane. lol!

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  4. Oh my! It's a good thing I already have the fabric, so I can get started playing with your ideas right now! LOVE the candy cane holder idea! And all your flower ideas are just gorgeous!

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  5. Great projects! Love the flower with the seam binding and the lattice die. Wow!

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  6. Thanks for the great ideas. The center of the lattice flower is sooo pretty - can't wait to try it out!

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  7. Beautiful projects, Betty! Can't wait to get the fabric and play!

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  8. So cool! Great uses for the fabric!

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  9. Thank you so much for these wonderful ideas and projects. Hope it is okay to CASE these flowers...they are just perfect for so many fun projects!

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  10. Wow! Great fabric ideas! Fabulous job! LOVE the lattice die especially!

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  11. Love them all, but the rosette is my favorite. Thanks for joining us!

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  12. Super cute projects!! Love the lattice thingy. Fabric still scares me though. lol What I really wanna know is........where did you find chocolate scented shower soap???? I used to have some coffee kind that I got at Mcfrugals before they went out of business, haven't seen that in years.

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  13. Beautiful! I love your candy cane holder. Great job!

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  14. Lovely projects, love the gift bags. Thanks for sharing. Awesome job.

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  15. Great projects! Fabulous use of the fabric! I love that they are all no-sew!

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  16. What a clever use for the Lattice Die -- I had no idea!

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  17. Great projects! My favorite is the last one with the Lattice Die--so creative!!

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  18. Terrific no-sew projects...well okay a needle and thread but even non sewers can handle that. It's getting out the machine that's the daunting task - lol!

    Your flower embellishments would make wonderful pins too!

    Thanks for sharing the new SU world of fabric in such a creative and inventive way.

    Hopping on.....

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  19. Your rosettes are absolutely glorious! Isn't the Seam Binding Ribbon just the best?!

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  20. OK, not fair! I'm a sucker for fabric (and stamps, and papers, and ink, and...) and these are just too fun. Guess I have to add them to my list too. Your projects are great. Love the ruffled seam binding. Thanks for sharing.

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  21. I can hardly wait to try the gorgeous flowers you made! I just love the one you created with the lattice die. Thanks for sharing.

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  22. Beautiful! Love the fabric flower especially!

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  23. Fabulous ideas!! I love the seam binding rose. I'll have to try to "ruffle" my seam binding. Great job!

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  24. Absolutely fabulous! I so love the seam binding flower!

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  25. Great job, Betty! What great ideas, I knew you could do it! Love the candy cane holder and the roset thingy!

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  26. Your rosettes and beautiful! And I love the ruffled seam binder flower! GREAT idea!

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  27. Great projects Betty!! Favorite is the ruffled seam binding flower - neat! TFS

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  28. Betty, your projects are fab!!! Love the twisted flower, but the ruffled medallion takes the cake!

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  29. Betty I love your flowers! Simply awesome and what a clever way to use the seam binding! TFS!

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  30. Wow Betty - LOVE your flowers - they are gorgeous :-)

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  31. Wow, I love all the projects so much. Thanks for sharing your talents.

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