fabric projects

You Rule!

I had the pleasure of participating in a Woman's Expo this past weekend and met some great women who stopped by my booth.  It was a great opportunity for me to introduce more people to Stampin' Up! and to share my love of stamping.  I was even more excited to have a few women sign up for my classes!

I would not have had the booth I did or the successful interactions with so many people had not been for the help of my friends (and team members) Lori and Paula.  They were rock stars and were critical in helping me get things together.  I had a simple thank you gift that I included in this card using the You Rule stamp set:

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Thank you Paula and Lori for being a huge help and amazing friends.


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Fabric Wallet

Oh yea!  It's time for anther Kelley Creation!  You should see my collection of fabulous fabric beauties in my craft room now.  I know I say how much I love each of Kelley's items in every post and it may be getting redundant...but I really do!  These things may be easy for some people to recreate, but not me.  Despite the fact that I have a sewing machine, it doesn't mean we work well together!  Sewing for Kelley is easy.  Sewing for Mary Ann is stressful.  That's why I love my Kelley Creations so much!

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Look at the awesome chiffon flower with the antique brad in the center! So pretty! And the colors of the are perfect for Spring or Fall.  The fabric she used is called Floral District (#126893) and incorporates some great colors such as Rich Razzleberry, Daffodil Delight and Tangerine Tango.  They look great together!

Here's the bad news...as of today I'm out of Kelley Creations to show you.  I need to tell her to get working on more things!

Enjoy your day.

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My new "Kelley Creations"

For those of you who follow me with any regularity, you may know that my good friend and fellow demonstrator, Kelley Banducci, oftens showers me with hand-made creations.  She's a pro at creating fun and functional pouches, totes, wristlets and other fun items with Stampin' Up! fabric.

I recently received a few more items that I have been eager to share with you.  I think she really out did herself this time!

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It's hard to truly show haw fabulous this pouch is in the picture.  It measures nearly 10 inches long!  She has it beautifully lined with the corresponding Summer Smooches fabric.  This thing can hold SO much!  Scissors, markers, adhesives, ink pads, punches and more!  It's a great pouch for nearly any accessory.  Truth be told, I will likely use it for personal purposes for make-up rather than my stamping supplies, but if just goes to show how versatile it is!

This next pouch is adorable and even more cute since she put a monogram on it.  The colors in the Orchard Harvest fabric are awesome!  Deep, rich colors that look good no matter what you make with it.

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Rumor has it I have something else on it's way to me.  Yippee!  When I get I'll be sure to post it!

Are I a lucky girl to have such a talented friend?  And to think that our paths would likely not have crossed if it weren't for Stampin' Up!  I love this company!

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Christmas Pouch

I received another "Kelley Creation" in the mail today.  Am I lucky or what?  She told me I had something coming in the mail but she never tells me what it is.  Look what the postman delivered to me today:

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Isn't this darling?  I'm not sure of the pattern or if she did this on her own, but it is a really great pouch.  And because I'm always looking to repurpose things or find multiple uses for something, it just so happens that this pouch hold 4-6 A2 cards with envelopes perfectly (depending on embellishments). The obvious use is a make-up bag, but I don't know if I would want to risk getting make-up on this awesome fabric.

Do you like the fabric too?  It's in the newly relased Holiday Catalog on page 4 - at the bottom.  Unfortunately it's easy to miss amid all of the other fantastic new products.  It's called Candlelight Christmas Designer Fabric (#126905).  You receive 3 fat quarters (18"x27") each.  What an awesome Christmas gift or stocking stuffer this would be!  It's never too early to get started on those gifts!

Thank you, Kelley, for my beautiful gift!  I'm so proud to showcase your work!  I can hardly wait to see what you come up with next :)

Thanks for dropping by!

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Fabric Flower

I realize I've had a number of fabric projects posted lately, but I have one more for you today. This isn't a tote or a bag, but this time I'm using fabric on a card.  Fabric isn't just for sewing machines!

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To create the flower, I cut four circles of fabric.  In this case I used the retired Circles #2 scalloped die and the Big Shot. Fold the circle in half and then in half again.  Secure with your favorite adhesive.  I used a glue dot for simplicity.  Once all four "petals" have been formed, I placed them on a 2-3/8" scalloped circle from Pretty in Pink card stock.  Tombow multipurpose glue worked perfectly to secure the petals.  Once the glue was dry, I secured it with a silver brad. 

The fabric to create this flower is the Candy Cane Christmas fabric (#121715). This fabric is discontinued from the Stampin' Up! Catalog, but it is available on the Clearance Rack!  And for a STEAL!  For only .99 you get 3 fat quarters of fabric.  Yep, you read it right, only .99!

Item Description Price
121716 Deck the Halls Designer Fabric $0.99
121715 Candy Cane Christmas Designer Fabric $0.99
121817 Springtime Vintage Designer Fabric $0.99
121818 Sweet Stitches Designer Fabric $0.99

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More fabric totes!

I am really excited to show you my projects today.  I didn't make them, but my friend and fellow demonstrator, Kelley, did. 

The first project is a tote that she gave me and my roommates while at convention.  She had this tote chock full of treats and essentials.  It was really an awesome gift to receive as soon as we arrived.  Unfortunately, I didn't take a picture of it while it had all the goodies in it, but I use it now to hold my framelits.  It's a perfect fit!

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This tote uses the Summer Smooches fabric (#125411) and the Scallop Square die (#115950).  She folded the fabric to make the tote nearly 7" wide. 

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The other tote that I want to show you came as a total surprise.  I love when I get unexpected packages in the mail filled with cute things!  Take a look at this beauty!

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Kelley made this from the Orchard Harvest fabric (#126915) in the Holiday Catalog.  I love the colors in this fabric!

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She told me that it fits a 5x7 notebook perfectly but guess what else it fits? A STAMP SET!  This would make such a great gift for a hostess or any stamper!

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Take a closer look at that beautiful flower!  Somehow she was able to find Island Indigo chiffon at her local fabric store.  It's a perfect match! And while you can't see it, inside the flower is a beautiful antique brad.

The pattern for this notebook tote can be found at www.craftygemini.blogspot.com There are lots of fun tutorials on her site.  Some tutorials are free and some are fee-based.  This particular tote pattern is $8.

Do you have some Stampin' Up! fabric?  I'd love to see what YOU can come up with!

Have a GREAT day!

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Twitterpated fabric tote

I'm not a seamstress by any means, but I do enjoy the occasional rendezvous with my sewing machine. Making simple projects with Stampin' Up! fabric is even more exciting with bright and fun fabric that is now being offered. 

While at convention a few weeks ago, I met up with my friend and upline, Pennie McCallum.  She made this adorable fabric tote that she calls the, "Hold Something Bag".  Cute, huh?  It's a very simple pattern but it makes such a statement! Even the flower embellishment is made with fabric and then topped with a coordinating button.   

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Wouldn't this be a great hostess gift?  Consider making some coordinated all-occasion cards with the matching Twitterpated Designer Series Paper (#125406) for a real impact!

Stampin' Up! offers a selection of exclusive designs and colors you love in a line of high-quality designer fabrics. You don't have to be a seamstress--or even like to sew--to enjoy using Designer Fabric! The colors and patterns in the Designer Fabrics are designed to coordinate perfectly with Stampin' Up! inks, card stock, Designer Series Paper, and other accessories, and are perfect for adding a stylish touch to traditional paper projects. If you do enjoy sewing, however, the beauty and high quality of Designer Fabric, available in an extra-wide fat quarter (18" x 26"), makes it perfect for use in quilting, clothing, home d├ęcor, or any other project you can think of. To see the complete line of Stampin' Up! fabric, please click here.

And finally, here is a picture of Pennie and me at Convention.  We only get to see each other at Stampin' Up! functions and it's always nice to reconnect with her.

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Thanks for the cute tote, Pennie!

Have a GREAT day!

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Fabric tissue holder

In addition to swapping cards at the Stampin' Up! convention, I also made tissue holders with Stampin' Up! fabric.  SU! carries a nice array of different fabrics that are suitable for a number of projects.  Located on pages 170 and 171 in the catalog, the fabric coordinates with our various color families too.  Talk about a complete look!


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There are a number of patterns available for these mini tissue packs, but this simple and quick pattern came from Better Homes and Gardens.  Here's the link: http://www.bhg.com/crafts/sewing/accessories/tissue-pack-cover/

To keep the tissue holder from looking too plain, I added a ribbon flower with a glitter brad in the middle then hot glued it to the top.  By simply adding a running stitch along the edge of the ribbon and pulling the ends together, this cute flower came together in no time.

I received a darling fabric bag full of goodies from my friend and fellow demonstrator, Kelley.  I will showcase her bag in the upcoming week.  In addition, my friend and upline Pennie gave me a drawstring bag.  Be sure to come back to see the endless projects that can be made with Stampin' Up! fabric and die cuts!

Thanks for stopping by!

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