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Sunday, June 28, 2009

A challenge and contest from todaysmama.com!!




The latest SSPT Design Team Challenge was to use black, white and yellow on a project. I've been wanting to try making my own felt embellishments, so I thought I'd give it a try for this challenge.

Unfortunately, the cricut wouldn't cut the felt. But I wasn't willing to give up that easily. I used the cricut to cut the design I wanted out of vinyl, then stuck the vinyl to the felt and cut around it by hand. I thought it would look better as an applique so I used embroidery thread to sew around the edges and used Heat n Bond to attach it to the shirt.

For the shirt Breena is wearing. I used the skull from Indie Art with a little modification with the hearts from George in Design Studio. The flowers are from Accent Essentials. The one yellow flower I had leftover, I sewed to a ponytail holder.

I was going to use Baylinn as the model this time, but Breena wouldn't let go of the shirt until I agreed to put it on her. Then I had to bribe her to sit still with a cookie so I could take her picture. (Her sister wanted a cookie too, so that's why she's also in the picture lol...)

There is an awesome cricut contest going on at http://www.todaysmama.com/exclusives.php. I'm going to enter this project - so wish me luck!

Want to see more fabulous projects using the cricut? Check out all the talent here:


8 comments:

  1. Darling models. Gosh they are soooooo cute!

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  2. SO CUTE! The crafty stuff isn't bad either...LOL! No really, fab job! You can really use that Cricut!

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  3. adorable models love the projects
    Hugs
    Norine

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  4. Your girls are sooo adorable. What a great project. Good luck!

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  5. I really like this. You even made a matching hair bow...cute! Your girls are too sweet!

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  6. I absolutely love this. I know what you mean about the cricut not cutting felt. I almost went crazy trying to get it to cut felt for a banner I had to make. your daughter's are adorable!!!

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  7. You have a beautiful family! Love your blog.

    Please check out my blog, you have an award waiting!

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  8. I like the shirt project and the hair bow. Your girls are so cute.

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