Friday, July 3, 2009

Cuttlebugged Felt (+some BIG news) *GRIN* :O)

A wee cuttlebug idea for ya...Cuttlebug'ged felt and some other fun Cuttlebug stuff...

1...How to... Cuttlebug felt (or use another pressure embossing machine)
2...Inspiration...The Cuttlebug link list turns 200
3...New & Nifty...Some exciting news to share (Cuttlebug Challenge Blog design team!)
4...Party Time!...see creative peeks of unreleased folders


(Cuttlebug felt)

I love the look of felt, but sometimes it's hard to work with.

Sticking felt to cardstock is a fun way way to cheat:
  • I find the stiffer cardstock backed felt easier to sew & to adhere to projects.
  • It also lets the felt hold embossing (& cuts better with dies)
  • Not to mention it's a handy way to use cheap thin felts (without having them actually look cheap & thin LOL.)
Just stick the felt onto matching cardstock & emboss:

1. Stick felt onto cardstock [I used "Alene's Tack it Over & Over (fabric glue)]

2. Let it dry and Cut it however you like (To die cut with nice edges, try a piece of copy paper on top of the felt. The sandwich that makes with the cardstock cuts better. Thanks again for that tip Martha!)

3. Run it through an embossing folder (for the deepest embossing: mist both the cardstock & the felt side lightly and then emboss.)

4. Stitch it or embellish it however you like.

<--Here's one way to use
felt cardstock pieces



And the news that has me freakin' out!...

There's going to be more Cuttlebug stuff around here, since I was lucky enough to be asked to join in the Cuttlebug Challenge senior design team (insert squeal of joy here)!!! :O) I've been a fan for ages. Maggie always has the latest scoop and breaking news, and she& the talented design team make some truly astounding things. What an honour to get to join in the fun!

Design Team Blinkie


Sneak peeks and creative ideas with all the new (yet to be released) folders on the CuttleBug Challenge Blog. The fun has started already and it'll keep rolling for over a month! (Until August 1st) Want more details? Please visit the blog here. :O)

Don't wanna miss a thing?

Want to follow the Cuttlebug Challenge blog? Add a blinkie to your blog? Check out the upcoming challenges? Just look in the right-hand sidebar on the blog.

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I can't wait to share some new Cuttlebug techniques with you! (Don't have a Cuttlebug? Don't worry, some of them have options for those who have no cuttlebug too.)

Thank you so much for taking time to visit!

P.S. Now that I won't be neglecting my Cuttlebug anymore, I just have to get that Cricut Expression up and running too, LOL. Got to get SCAL already!


the PaperTemptress said...

Honey, I will help you with the scal also, and there is a $10 off coupon again for the next couple of days! I would LOVE to see your designs with SCAL and again will help you so get it OK? I miss you terribly!!

the PaperTemptress

Anonymous said...

You are s flamin talented Mel!!!TFS
hAVe a great weekend:) x

Kim said...

You are so unbeleivably talented that I am not at all surprised by your new DT honor. Congrats and thanks so much for that super cool embossed felt idea!

Me Myself and I-N-K said...

Wowza, Mel! You definitely deserve a spot on the CCB team. I haven't really been over there too much, but I will definitely come by more often now! Hope you are feeling much better these days!

Alma =)

Dawn said...


Sue from Oregon said...

Congrats on your new DT!

Mary said...

You certainly deserve the recognition of being chosen for the design team. You are one of the top artists out there. Good luck to a special lady!!

Anonymous said...

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li-marie said...

congrats on the DT post - this is great i love the cuttlebug site and you are my fave designer even before you got all this well deserved recognition so this is great news - you rock girl. just get yourself well again and you'll be taking over the world. x x x

Cazzy said...

Congratulations Mel, you are very deserving of this.

Love the felt, may have a go at that.

Cazzy x

Margaret McDonald said...

congrats darlin' you are so talented.
your super-proud Auntie

Sue at Stampndaly said...

Hey there Mel,
I always knew you should be a part of the Cuttlebug DT, Congrats!!

Anonymous said...

Once again, to one of the most talented and MOST GENEROUS ladies I read, you share so much and give so much and make me laugh and congratulations, so deserving of the honor!

Paper Patti said...

Congrats for being chosen for the DT Team! You really deserve it. I am a big fan!

Crissy said...

Had no idea that would work on felt!! Thanks so much for sharing and Congrats on the design team, you deserve it!

akagreenhouse said...

Congrats to you!!! I don't know of anyone who deserves it more! You are amazingly talented! I enjoy every entry of your blog. I really appreciate the time you take to share links with us and so many ideas! Thanks!

PaperTree Designs said...

I just wanted to stop by and say how much I love your cards. Amazing little creations!

Here is my blog if you want to pop by for a visit...


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Therese D in Oz said...

As a huge fan of your blog, I just have to say CONGRATULTIONS! You deserve to be on a DT Mel. I look forward to following all the new and amazing things you do.

julietk said...

Congrats to you on the DT.The embossed felt is fab ,Juliet

SueB said...

Congrats on the DT position - LOVE YOUR STUFF - TFS!

Bernie said...

Congrats on getting on the design team!
This is fabulous! I have a huge box of felt I haven't touch in an age. I see felt in my future. LOL!
Blessings Bernie