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Saturday, May 04 2013


This is an exciting week for one of my very talented designer friends, Ann Butler, her new stamp line with Unity is being released. These stamps are so versatile and cute! Flowers, stripes, diamonds, dots, leaves and much more, I loved being able to combine the stamps and create patterns.


For the release of this new product there is a 50% off coupon deal offered by Unity for anyone ordering the stamps between Thursday May 2, - Monday May 6 at midnight CST....the coupon code is Unity5.

So now for some wonderful ideas to use the stamps, Ann has put together a group of designers for a blog hop showcasing her new Unity stamp line. I am very pleased to be part of the hop!

With the variety of patterns to choose from I wanted to use several in my design so I chose to make a whimsical cottage in the woods! A fun easy project ideal for using up scraps of fabrics, felt and trims.

How to!
You will need:
Ann Butler Unity Stamps 1" Leaves all Over, Diamonds & Plaid and Stripes. Dots. Hearts.
ColorBox Crafter's Stamp Pads, Sweet Pea, Limon, Night
Buttons Galore Buttons and Brads
8" x 26" white cotton fabric piece, quilt batt piece
9" x 12" Xotic Pina Colada  National Nonwovens Felt
9" lace
9" each of pink, green rickrack
Fabri-tac by Beacon Adhesives

Cutting matt, scissors Westcott Brand, pins, ironing board, iron, ruler, sewing machine, thread, needle.

Step 1: Prepare cottage, cut two pieces of the fabric 7" by 11". Fold top corners in to meet at center making roof line. Press along those lines and cut. Cut two house pieces from quilt batt. Cut from felt a door 2" by 5", window 2 1/2" square, two chimney pieces, 2" by 3". 1" by 9" roof trim and 4" by 12" strip for flower and shutters, roof piece. 1" by 6" piece for flower.


Step 2: Choose Stamps and color combinations. I alternated diamond and plaid with black ink for the shutters, flower and roof window. What I liked about the stamps too for smaller projects is after stamping you can trim the piece to size using the stamp line. Press very firmly when stamping.

Step 3: For the roof trim I used the half leaf all over and graphic geometric together stamping along the felt piece, I trimmed it after. Finish stamping all pieces. Let dry. Stamping on felt requires a little longer drying time and needs to be heat set with an iron.

Step 4: Cut roof window 2" triangle. Place windows, door, lace, roof trim in place on cottage front. Topstitch. Place chimney pieces together and topstitch.

Step 5: Layer fabric cottages right sides together, add quilt batt piece to back. Insert chimney into place. Sew around house leaving opening at center bottom. Trim seams, clip corners turn right sides out.

Step 6: Cut shutters 2" by 3" and glue in place. Embellish with buttons and brads, rickrack.

Step 7: Cut one flower strip 1 1/2" by 9". Baste along edge, pull stitches tight. Baste along second flower piece edge 1" by 6"  pull stitches tight. Glue on top of each other and insert button or brad in center, glue to cottage.

Step 8: Stuff cottage lightly, sew opening shut.

Now onto the amazing designs by a group of professional and so creative designers found with the link below!


Posted by: Debra Quartermain AT 01:00 am   |  Permalink   |  18 Comments  |  Email
Posted by Ann Butler on 05/04/2013 - 02:21 AM
Debra this is an adorable project and a wonderful way to showcase the stamps, as always I love your work! Thanks for being part of the hop!
Posted by Lorine on 05/04/2013 - 03:21 AM
Another sweet project from a great designer. Thanks for sharing Debra.
Posted by Fab on 05/04/2013 - 09:46 AM
Superb project and so adorable, I really like it ! X X Fab >
Posted by Cheryl Boglioli on 05/04/2013 - 10:22 AM
This is just too cute. Love it.
Posted by Beth Watson on 05/04/2013 - 10:43 AM
LOVE your stamped house, Debra! Brilliant idea!
Posted by Candace on 05/04/2013 - 11:50 AM
Well, this is just too cute, Debra! Great step outs!
Posted by rebekah meier on 05/04/2013 - 01:35 PM
Debra, your project is so darn cute! I just love it.
Posted by Lisa on 05/04/2013 - 02:24 PM
Such a sweet cottage
Posted by Jonathan F on 05/04/2013 - 03:02 PM
You epitomize Home Sweet Home in all you do!
Posted by Debra on 05/04/2013 - 03:38 PM
Thank you everyone for such lovely comments! What a fabulous blog hop!
Posted by Gaylynn on 05/04/2013 - 04:15 PM
Sweet house design. So creative with these stamps. :)
Posted by Ann Krier on 05/04/2013 - 06:31 PM
Debra, this is just an amazing use of this stamp set ! I adore your house <3 AOK
Posted by Debra on 05/04/2013 - 07:08 PM
Thanks Ann! Was fun! Gaylynn thank you too so much!
Posted by Jennifer Mitten on 05/04/2013 - 08:15 PM
This is so adorable!!
Posted by Madeline Arendt on 05/04/2013 - 09:15 PM
As usual - what's not to love about something that Debra created! Love it!
Posted by Jean Bullock on 05/04/2013 - 09:25 PM
Very cool! Who knew you could stamp on felt. I love it.
Posted by Debra on 05/04/2013 - 10:01 PM
Thanks so much for the lovely comments!
Posted by Lucy E. on 05/05/2013 - 11:56 PM
Such an adorable project!

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 Magical Mimi to Grandlittles, I love to create, decorate & celebrate. Sharing  joy and inspiration from our 200 year old home, Quartermain House B&B on the east coast of Canada.

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