If you’ve been visiting me for a while you’ll know that I do love to fancy up my gifts! And this die is perfect for the job. The die is 8.5 inches wide and 1.25 inches high with little cut lines all along it’s width. I use a cuttlebug for my die cutting – love my little bug! I cut my piece from Papertrey Ink’s harvest gold felt – a lovely thick felt which produces a full bloom. I laid my die on the felt and roughly cut around it. Then I used some scortape to adhere the die to the felt – don’t want that felt moving about! I popped my felt/die sandwich on my cutting plates. As the die is 8.5 inches it doesn’t cut in one go through the cuttlebug but it’s so easy – I just ran the felt/die through my bug with as much between the plates as possible, then I simply pushed my felt/die sandwich in a bit further and ran it through again to cut the remaining end of the die.
At this point you simply fold the felt in half along the short edges – I used a piece of tape to hold it in place and then start rolling this beauty up from one end all the way along. Again I used a piece of tape to keep it in place as I rolled. Finally from the underside of the flower I pushed the center up slightly to give the petals room to fluff out. Click here for a tutorial that Laura put together.
Now it’s time for you to hop along and next on the list is Teresa’s blog! However, if you get lost on the way, here’s a list of all the places to visit today.
Before you go please leave a little comment here and on any of the other blogs you visit today – there are $10 shopping sprees to be had! You have until Sunday 25th September to complete the hop and winners will be announced on the Lil’ Inker Shop Blog on Monday 26th September.
Dies – Lil Inker Designs fringe flower die, Sizzlets leaf
Ribbon – Stampin’ Up
Twine – Stampin’ Up
Paper – Stampin’ Up