Hello everyone! It's time for this month's Creative Challenge with the MFT Design Team - and this month the challenge was to play with all of MFT's gorgeous felt.
For many of us, this is the time of year we crave warmth, comfort, and coziness. What better material to feature with this month’s challenge than felt? Our line of MFT felt coordinates with all of the colors in our extensive Replenishments line so crafting projects with a beautiful complement of papers, buttons, inks, and ribbons is a piece of cake. Make no mistake though, felt will be the star of the show in this collection of inspiring projects!
Make sure you check out MFT's blog post for links to all the other DT Members blog posts to see what they made!
Honestly I'm still not feeling all that creative and normally would have REALLY struggled with this right now - but I've wanted to make die-cut felt hairclips for months now and just never got around to doing that. So of course this challenge gave me the excuse to go out and get the clips and get creating:
I made 3 different pairs of floral hair clips - all using MFT Die-namics and MFT Felt. They're SUPER-easy to make - just check out my video below:
And of course I had to get my little model in on the action:
Sorry my light is horrible for pics lately - the last few days it's been grey/overcast/foggy and just BLAH. Couple that with an 18-month-old that can't sit still for even a second and these were the best pics out of a million *wink*.
One idea I had while making these was that they make a perfect quick and easy (and last minute b/c how often do you need one?) gift - but they need something to go on to really finish it off.
So I made some tags that the clips can attach to:
I used MFT's Traditional Tags STAX Die-namics for my bases then layered on Natural card stock that I stamped with different background stamps (my 3 favorites) and die cut with the new Stitched Traditional Tags STAX Die-namics. I popped that layer up on foam tape to give some space to attach the clips:
I used the long oval dies from the Gift Card Grooves Die-namics to die cut holes in the stitched tags that the clips can be slipped into. It worked PERFECTLY (love when that happens). I used the longer die for the Blu Raspberry clips because they were so large and needed to be spaced further apart, and the smaller die for the other 2 pairs.
I then finished off the tags with stamped and embossed sentiments from the Simply Fabulous Saying stamp set that I die cut with one of the Fishtail Flags Layers STAX Die-namics and that was it!