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Friday, February 06 2015

Belonging to the DCC, Designer Crafts Connection, a group of professional international designers/bloggers offers creative and fun challenges. This month Offray Ribbon sent each of us a selection of colorful ribbons, mine were red, white and blue! With Valentine's next week and a new heart die, my design had to include hearts. Now to showcase the pretty ribbon with an interesting technique. I came home from CHA with a stack of Aleeene's Adhesive sheets. They would adhere the ribbon very nicely and die cut easily. I was inspired to design a 9 patch no sew wall hanging. Play time! By placing strips of ribbon at different angles and combinations on the adhesive sheets, patchwork hearts. Felt makes a perfect material for the wall hanging base.

You will need:
4 yards of 1 1/2" White, True Blue Ribbon by Offray
4 yards of 1/4" Red Ribbon by Offray
3 packages of Aleene's Fabric Adhesive Sheets
Aleene's Fabric Fusion

3-9" x !2" craftcuts Eco-fi Plus, White by Kunin
1/2 yard of Eco-fi Plus, Red by Kunin
Heart Die by Laura Kelly for Sizzix
9 Buttons, Red, White by Laura Kelly for Buttons Galore
Westcott Brand scissors
Ruler, pencil, rotary cutter, cutting mat

1. Cut 6"pieces from each of the three ribbons, eighteen of each color. Since the die is slightly latger than the adhesive sheet, cut three of the sheets into four equal pieces. Peel off paper from one side of a full sheet and one of the smaller strips. Place side by side. Begin by placing a piece of ribbon across the center of the sheet. Leave a 1/4" space on either side and add the contrasting ribbon. Fill in the 1/4"spaces with the red ribbon.

2. Trim ribbon around edges. Die cut. Repeat for nine hearts.

3. From white felt cut five 6" squares and from the red, an 18" by 22" piece of red felt. Alternate the white squares on the red, glue in place.

4. Peel off the paper backing from each heart, adhere to center of each red and white square. Glue button to center of each heart. Flip wall hanging over and fold top over 3.5" Glue leaving a sleeve to insert a rod to hang.

Easy peasy 123! Hang and enjoy!

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Posted by: Debra Quartermain AT 12:05 am   |  Permalink   |  6 Comments  |  Email
Monday, February 02 2015

February, sharing the love! The DCC blog hop connection, we are sharing the products and techniques we love! My favourite product to design with is felt, I love Kunin felt especially the new premium 8 oz. weight used in my house.  One of my favourite techniques has been needle felting. I live in Eastern Canada where it is a white winterland at least 5 months of the year. This inspires my design work, snowflakes, snowbabies, soft pastels and sparkle, these are a few of my favourite things!

 I created this snow scene for a magazine campaign about four years ago, a needle felt technique is used.  Handwork is both relaxing and rewarding. Full instructions.

So now that I have shared my favourite crafty things, find out what my other designer friends love! Hop along on the DCC button in the sidebar!

Happy crafting!


Posted by: Debra Quartermain AT 08:00 am   |  Permalink   |  1 Comment  |  Email
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