i have a fun little project up on the pebbles blog today. today is all about felt.
i designed this card around these cute felt flower embellishments, from the new arrival girl collection. i love premade embellishments, because you can take them right out of the package and stick them on your project. easy peasy. but they are also fun to alter, and add a little something extra to them, to make them more unique. these felt flowers are so thick, with 3 layers of felt, secured together with a tiny threaded button. cute as can be.
but i wanted to make them into larger flowers. all i needed was two 12 inch pieces of brown dot ribbon, a scrap piece of felt, and a needle with thread. i hand stitched a running stitch along the bottom length of the ribbon. once i got to the end, i pushed the ribbon down the thread, so that it bunched up, and tied off the thread. then i glued the gathered up ribbon, into a circle, on a small piece of scrap felt. i adhered the felt flower embellishment right in the center of the ribbon.
what i thought made this a fun card, is that it's like getting a gift right on the card. i turned the ribbon and felt flowers, into hairclips. perfect for a little girl. i simply adhered the flowers to a metal hairclip, using a glue gun. on the card, i adhered those bottom two pieces of tan grid pattern paper, using pop dots. so it gave them a raised effect. to add the hairclips to the card, all i had to do was clip them onto the pattern paper. no extra adhesive needed. they just slip on and off of the card. cute, right :)
and make your way over to the pebbles blog, to see a few more projects from the design team. they are also doing a fun giveaway on their blog. leave a comment over there, and you'll have a chance to win all of the new felt embellishments.