Monday, October 24, 2011

Apples for Teachers

This is a card I made last week. It was in my head and it had to come out. While looking through my die-namics, (do you ever do that....sift through a certain product you have, searching for some inspiration???) I saw the branch die-namic and right away thought about adding apples to it. Tis' the season after all....apple season that is. I used the rolled flower die-namic to make them. 
Here's how....easy, peasy.

  1.  I use Fabric Adhesive. It holds the felt together nicely, adding a bit of stability.
  2. Die cut the rolled flowers. love the MFT felt, I used sour apple and cherry for my apples.
  3. Begin to roll. I use my angled craft tweezers to get it started, then slip it off the end to finish rolling.
  4. Stop rolling when you think your apples are the right size. I varied my sizes for each apple, so just stop when it looks good to you.
  5. Simply trim the felt, where you stopped rolling.
  6. Holding it together, add some of the fabric adhesive to the back side of the rolled apple and on the end of your felt, where you trimmed.  Let dry for a few minutes before handling.
  7. I cut some leaves with those included in the  Branch Die-namic with a darker green felt and made a stem with some fossil cardstock. Cut a skinny, short strip, angle it at one end and add a little distress ink to the edges.  Then adhere the stem to the leaf.
  8. Add more fabric adhesive to the back of the rolled apple to attach the stem and leaf.
  9. And here's the finished apple.  Make a few more and add them to your project.

I used some new October Afternoon papers, Sidewalk Chalk papers. Other MFT products I used are the Clearly Sentimental about Teaching stamp set. It is a great set to have in your stash for all your teacher thank-you needs! I stamped the sentiment on the bracket tab die-namic and also used the Perfect Bracket Edge for the long decorative panel. I seriously love how those two products work together.

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5 comments:

  1. super sweet, your apples are perfection.

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  2. Clever, clever, clever are you! Love these, will have to try them myself!

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  3. LOVE those flowers on the branch!! So pretty!

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  4. OH MY! This is sooooo cute--what a CLEVER idea for those flowers! LOVE that you made them into apples--and I LOVE the paper! FAB FAB FAB:)

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