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Sizzix and CardMaker Magazine have teamed up all this week for a fun blog hop with card ideas featuring Stephanie Barnard's line of Sizzix dies. Stephanie is known for her cute whimiscal images and these die sets did not disappoint. I decided to make a cute an happy card using a mix of papers and fabric for a unique tactile experience. Mixing up fabric and paper is a fun way to make a child's card more interactive, as they can touch the different materials on the card and explore the differences between them. Here's the card I created:
You might think that these wafer thin dies can't cut fabric but they totally can! The trick is adding shims as well as running the die through the machine twice. I decided to see if the die would cut through craft felt, the kind you can get in 9×12 sheets at the craft store. It totally did! To cut through felt with these wafer thing dies, fold TWO sheets of 8.5 x 11 copy paper in half to act as a shim. You'll need to experiment a little to check that the dies are cutting all the way through the felt. Try adding an additional paper shim if needed. Also, you can cut away small attached areas with a pair of scissors if needed.
Check out this handy dandy video showing how to create this card from start to finish, including tips on cutting multiple small dies at once:
The felt I used is from Kunin Group – it is made form recycled plastic bottles and can be found in most craft stores in 9×12 sheets. You can make a lot of little suns and clouds with one 9×12 sheet of felt!
My niece's birthday is coming up and I just know she will love this fun card.
HERE ARE SOME OF THE SUPPLIES YOU’LL NEED TO DO MAKE A FELT POP-UP BIRTHDAY CARD:
- Sizzix Big Shot Machine
- Tombow Mono Aqua Liquid Glue
- Sizzix Triplits Die Set- Kites & Sail Boat
- Sizzix Framelits Die Set 19PK – Card, Happy Birthday Step-Ups
- Sew Easy Industries 12-Sheet Velvet Paper
- Kunin Classic Rainbow Eco-Fi Felt
If you love making cards, there's a blog hop for that! Sizzix & CardMaker Magazine have combined forces to bring you a flurry of card projects, ideas and inspiration featuring cardmaking dies by Stephanie Barnard.
Trisha O. says
I just love this card. Thanks so much for the tutorial. I will definately give felt a try.
Elizabeth Harrison says
I love the girly colors.
I have never used the felt, very cute idea.
Janet Nelson says
It’s very interesting to see each designer’s creation using the same products. I love the warm and fuzzy feeling that felt projects. Love your colors, too. Thanks for sharing.
Gloria H says
Love the pink and purple with the pop of color.
Gloria H says
Love the pink and purple with the pop of color!
barb macaskill says
This is such a cute card! LOVE the addition of felt! I think it adds so much to the card!! My granddaughter would love this fun card! TFS!
Carla Hundley says
How cute and fun this is!
Love that you used felt
Carla from Utah
Sue D says
Very cute. Love the colors and the use of felt.
Great tutorial! Thanks so much for sharing! It turned out great!
wheelchair mommy says
Oh my goodness! could that card be any cuter?! I just pick a cheapy at the store. ACK!
Lauryn Hock says
This is amazing! I wish I could make mine look as clean and creative, but alas, you have so much more talent.
How fun! I love all of this. I need more ideas to help me with crafts and homemade cards. They are so much more meaningful and fun for any event!
Alicia O'Bryant says
I love how you used the felt for the sunshine!! and the other beautiful papers!
Rebecca Yahrling says
I love all that felt! It makes your card so rich looking. Great job!
I just love homemade cards, they just show a little extra TLC 🙂 Great hop full of inspiration!
Renee Milner says
Such a cute & cheerful card! Thanks for sharing 🙂
I love the way you used the felt on the card.
Cute card.. love the colors. Thanks for sharing!
cindy L says
I love the use of felt and the button for the sun. GreT reminder to mix it up. Thanks!
I had no idea those dies could cut fabric. Thanks for more inspiration and techniques. Love that die!
What a sweet card. Great idea using the button for the center of the sun. Fun color combo as well. Thank you.
Beth Anne in PA says
Awesome card…your niece is going to think you are the most amazing auntie! Thank you for sharing your great tips too.
Mary Holshouser says
I love step cards. I have used felt a few times for my cards but need to get it out more.
Sometimes it’s hard to get the dies to cut thru it so there is a little fussy cutting – but it’s worth it.
thanks for sharing a summery card.
Maria Pilar says
What amazing card!!! And thanks for the video-tutorial!!
What a fun mixture of paper and fabrics!
Jane (Limeade Gal) says
I always wondered about this machine, so glad I read your post. I’m going to have to add this to my wish list! Your so creative, just love the pop up card! The addition of felt is a sweet touch!
Athena Roberts says
Me and Momma really love felt. Thank you for the inspiration.
so fun and cute!
Tina Butler says
The felt adds great texture to your card.
Leonor Carrilho says
Love the felt you used
How nice that these dies can cut felt!
Patti J. says
Beautifully done, Jennifer! I will have to try cutting some felt – love the fun texture on your card!!! Thanks for the inspiration 🙂
Theresa P says
Great card…love the colors and use of felt!
Dawn Skene says
Forgot that you can cut felt with dies. Thanks for the reminder with such a great card!
Really nice job!