Splitcoaststampers-The Stamper's Community

Issue #562 April 5th 2017
Felt Succulents  
Splitcoast Artist in Residence Dina Kowal shares some tips for using your everyday shape dies to create fun and felty succulent plants.
Supplies you'll need for this project
  • Felt
  • Shaped dies
  • Die cutting machine
  • Needle and embroidery thread
  • Scissors
    Our Artist in Residence answers your questions
    Q: Renee wants to know: "The Card with Detachable Bookmark is a terrific gift idea, and a wonderful tutorial. The only trouble for me is I don't have a Creatopia. Is there a different way to make a perforated line so the bookmark can be removed?"
    A: I have a rotary cutter from Fiskars that has a perforating blade. An alternative can be found at a fabric store with the pattern making tools - it's a tool called a tracing wheel. It's also a rotary tool, with a toothed wheel which leaves a row of close perforations or piercings when rolled over paper. A sewing machine can be used without thread for a pierced row as well.
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