So I know you're all wondering what was the first thing I tore into when I got the first Sale A Bration boxes of the year, right? Well, actually, it was the Milk Carton die from the Mini catalog, because I wanted to make it at Kathy N's workshop last night. BUT here is what I was itchin' to play with and finally got to do this morning!
Everyone, and I do mean EVERYONE at Leadership conference had these cool pins made with the Flower Folds die for the Big Shot, and I felt totally left out! This die has been on my list since I first got a sneak peek of it on the Hawaii Incentive Trip, but somehow it never actually made the final cut. Well, I ordered it the minute I got home, and here's what I have come up with so far just from fabric from my stash.
Love the red crinkly silk and the black tulle, with a Clear Rhinestone brad (or two! or three!) in the center. I also made some black lace and tweed ones, some with tulle and some without. The top two here are flipped over so you can see the backing. The pin backs just came from a fabric shop.
Then I branched out. Had to make a turquoise one to go on my coat since I am cuts about that color. Then I made some pink and white shabby chic style ones for my daughter, on barrettes. The buttons are from the Sherbet collection and also a Summer Sun corduroy buttons. Ooh, ooh, and you can Shimmer Spray the flowers and/or the buttons if you want!
Ok,,,, so I mastered the basics. Then I got brave. I wanted to try the melted-edges technique I saw at the conference, using the heat tool. And I spent a long time on it and the crazy stuff would NOT melt... and then I realized the material was pure silk (a scrap given to me by my dear cousin Corinna, who used to be costumer to the Santa Fe Opera) and only synthetic material would work! DUH.
So here are two silver and black fine tulle ones that I successfully melted. They look awesome! You would never know they took all of ten minutes to make from fabric to finish. I can't wait to put these on my tote bags, coats and scarves. The possibilities for these flowers are limitless... not just pins and barrettes and purses, but CARDS and scrapbook pages, dresses, sweaters, gloves, pillows, banners, aprons, quilts, baby hats and headbands, prom dresses, wedding favors and so much more!
Call me today to order your Big Shot (get two free SAB choices when you order in January through March) and the Flower Folds Bigz XL die. You can thank me later.