Friday, 15 March 2013

Die-cutting week - Karen & Gio

Easter is getting closer and Karen is showing you a lovely project today, which would be great to make with kids too. It makes a change from the usual "egg painting". 

A lot of people have Easter Trees so I have made some easy stuffed felt eggs that children can make, along with adult supervision of course! 
Its a great way to use up those scraps of ribbons too!
Die-cut your egg shapes for front and backs. 
Stitch on scraps of ribbon, lace or trimmings. 
Add some buttons. 
Leaving a gap for stuffing, sew around the edges as shown incorporating some finer ribbon into the top for a loop. Stuff, then finish off the seams...simple!

Poppystamps die - Grand Egg


I don't have one, but two projects today for you.  Gio made this beautiful handbag with the Tattered Floral flowers. Here's how she made it. 

I cut out the handle off the cotton bag. 
I sprayed using several Dylusions ink-sprays and a doily on one side, and Cosmic Shimmer Vintage misters: Antique Green on the other side until I got a deep green.
I folded the cotton bag  in half
I coloured some square of white muslin using Dylusions  ink-sprays and then I cut them using Tim Holtz die Tattered Florals . 
I glued the flowers to the outer side of the bag along with some studs. I attached a chain. I stamped the sentiment using PaperArtsy Fresco Finish paints: Snowflake  and Stampers Anonymous - Tim Holtz: Just thoughts  stamp.

Sizzix/Tim Holtz die Tattered Florals 
Cosmic Shimmer Vintage misters: Antique green 
PaperArtsy Fresco Finish paints: Snowflake      
Stampers Anonymous - Tim Holtz: Just thoughts 

See you tomorrow


  1. The eggs are so sweet and I adore the handbag! xx

  2. wonderful work!!!the Easter tree is so lovely

  3. loving your easter tree karen :)

  4. Two very lovely and creative ways of using die-cuts, congrats to Karen and Gio !!! Coco x


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