Posts Tagged ‘Designer Series Fabric’
Have you visited my Clearance Rack online lately?
If you need fabric for pretty much any project, and one of these designs works for you, then get online now and shop while supplies last! Three of Stampin’ Up!’s exclusive Designer Series Fabrics are on sale for $0.99 each!! (originally $9.95)
Whether you sew or not, these fabrics are terrific. In the project ideas on my blog, I have both SEW and NON-SEW ideas.
I love these fabrics — here are a few things to know:
- all three designs come in a package for $0.99 (eek!)
- fabric pieces are extra-wide fat quarters (27″ x 18″)
- patterns are printed in Stampin’ Up! collection colors – they match card stock, ink, ribbons, etc.
- fabric quality is terrific — my quilting friends tell me they’re impressed with how nice these fabrics really are
While you’re shopping, be sure to add a few of the coordinating products to your shopping basket:
- Sweet Stitches Designer Big Buttons (see them online)
- Sweet Stitches Rub-Ons (see them online)
- Sweet Stitches Designer 8×8″ Album (see it online)
- Springtime Vintage Big Designer Buttons (see them online)
Looking for a way to help? I’ve donated many packages of the Deck the Halls fabric to my local Quilts of Valor chapter, since the colors fit their mission of patriotic quilts for soldiers. Here’s a recent note from my friend Sharon after a recent blog post:
Thank you so much for highlighting our QOV quilting group in your blog today. We are so appreciative of all you’ve done to help us in our campaign to honor and thank returning service men and women. They sacrifice so much for all of us, this is the least we can do for them. We are trying to keep this endeavor going as long as we can. But, as you know, so far we have used mostly fabric and scraps from our personal “stashes”. We can use any help offered, either fabric, monetary donations or help making the quilt tops. We meet the third Saturday of each month, at the Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in St. Joseph, IL. Start @ 9:00 a.m. and sew til 3:00 p.m. We can always use quilters, hand sewers, cutters, ironers, you name it we can use it. Please pass this along to anyone/everyone you think might be interested in helping us recognize our loyal service men and women. And, again, thank you for all the fabric, cards and support you’ve generously given. Sharon
If you’d like to make a fabric donation to the chapter, I’d be happy to coordinate. Please drop me an email today and let me know how many packages of Deck the Halls fabric you’d like to donate. I’ll place the order and deliver them to the quilters.
Want to see some fun fabric project ideas? Here’s a ton of inspiration from my blog! Time to place your order and get ready to craft!!
I didn’t mention in my Registration Day post, but you may have seen my sneak peek last week. I always make something special for everyone from our group who goes to Convention, and extra little treats for my LovenStampfuls demonstrators who attend.
This year I made bag tags (did I mention that the Convention bags are fabulous this year?!) that we can all put on our bags to keep them from getting mixed up.
The tags are about 6 inches across, and created from the Designer Rosette Die (see it online). I’m in love with this die, in case you wanted to see more project ideas. The center of the die was created with My Digital Studio (learn about the free 30 day trial) and the World Traveler Photobook Template (see it online – 130066).
For my LovenStampfuls teammates, I made some extra little treats. I just realized that I never got a photo of the insides! I’ll have to get those for you, too. But until then, here’s the treat pouch that I made with the Scallop Square Die (115950 – see it online) and the Floral District Designer Series Fabric (126893 – see it online).
I’m in love with the whole Floral District Product Suite (see more online)! The tags are created with the Loving Thoughts stamp set (w 125843 or c 125845 – see it online). I love this set for simple gifts! (see more ideas on my blog)
And with my suitcase nearly empty without this huge box, I think I have room for a few souvenirs
Last week I shared a notebook that I’d decorated using coordinating items from the Timeless Portrait Product Suite (see it online). Today I have a card that uses the same set of supplies, including the Forever Young stamp set (see it online).
The card actually has a flap cut with the Top Note Die, and is covered with the Timeless Portrait Designer Series Paper and has a bow from the Timeless Portrait Designer Fabric. Did you see my project from earlier this week with a Designer Fabric bow?
To create the Top Note flap on this card, just position the Cutting Plates so that they cover only the part of the die that you want to cut. Not making sense? Hang in there — I’ll have a Video Tutorial to share next week!
Lately whenever we walk outside, my son seems to find a fallen leaf that he absolutely MUST take home (he’s 3). I have to admit, the colors are gorgeous and worth appreciating up close. We’re going to have to put a bag for his treasures in the car though, because at this point we have a minivan back seat filled with semi-crushed leaves.
Here’s a card with pretty fall leaves that do not require vacuuming your car. The leaves are from the Gently Falling stamp set in the Holiday Mini Catalog (see it online). The fabric and colors are from the Spice Cake Designer Series Fabric (see it online).
I used 2 techniques on this card:
- Rock N Roll (on the leaves). First ink your stamp with the lighter color ink (here, More Mustard). Then take the inked stamp and gently roll the edges of the stamp around a darker color pad (Old Olive). The stamp will pick up the ink on the edges and you end up with a wonderful two-toned image.
- Tile Panels. I didn’t actually stamp 3 small pieces of card stock for this card. Instead, to make the image look like it flows across the card stock, stamp your images all on one piece of card stock. Then use a paper trimmer to cut the piece into 3 panels, and attach the panels to your card.
The spritz on the background is the Log Cabin Smooch Spritz (see it online), which gives the card a nice texture, plus a little hint of glitz (since the spray is metallic). Finally, the “happy thanksgiving” is from my favorite greetings set, Teeny Tiny Wishes (see it online). Definitely, this is a set that I use all the time.
Looking for fun Christmas gifts to make? Here’s one where your time and love show through, even though the cost is easily affordable. Step 1: Pick up a composition book on clearance at a big-box store (mine was $0.10). Step 2: Decorate with the Forever Young stamp set (see it online) and items from the Timeless Portrait Product Suite (pages 78-79 in the Stampin’ Up! catalog — click here to download or click here to browse the suite online).
- Timeless Portrait Designer Fabric
- Timeless Portrait Designer Series Paper
- Forever Young stamp set
- Antique Brads
- Vintage Trinkets
- Victoria Crochet Trim
- Champagne Glass Stampin’ Glitter
I have to say that until I sat down and played with them, I didn’t know how much I loved this color scheme! The colors here are River Rock, Cherry Cobbler and Basic Black. LOVE it!
Or are you a Digital papercrafter? This is a great project to create digitally — the products in the Timeless Portrait Suite are also available as Digital Downloads for My Digital Studio. And to make it even easier, you can order them all together as part of the Avant Garde Collection DVD (see it online).
So grab a few notebooks and start creating — this project is a fun vintage-y, collage mix of fabric, paper and trinkets.
Still here in southern Utah for the Stampin’ Up! Founder’s Circle 2011 Trip! Today was another great day to be outdoors! I’ll have to share more with you when I get my pictures, but for now, here’s a shot of the Narrows in Zion National Park. The Narrows is the deepest and narrowest canyon in the world–there are some deeper, and some narrower, but none deeper AND narrower. We hiked about 2.5 miles up the river and back down again, and yes, we walked through water up to chest deep with our backpacks held over our head. More on that when I have some fun pictures to show!
After our Narrows trip, we headed back for a wonderful dinner at our hotel and then grabbed our buckets of candy and popcorn from last night’s Pillow Gift. We boarded buses for Tuacahn, which is a gorgeous outdoor amphitheater here in St. George (photo courtesy Tuacahn). Stampin’ Up! took us to see Disney’s The Little Mermaid, and the show was wonderful! There were puppets, incredible costumes and of course all the fun songs from the Disney movie.
Hard to believe it was nearly midnight when we returned to our hotel again… to find ANOTHER fun Pillow Gift waiting for us! I absolutely love tonight’s gift… it features the Beau Chateau Designer Fabric (see it online). Isn’t it a cute apron? I can’t wait to wear mine!
Whew, okay, more tomorrow, but for now I need to catch up on a few hours of sleep!
Last week my daughter and I were invited to a party where the girls were supposed to wear an apron and help serve snacks to the moms. Lots of fun, but we didn’t have a little apron on hand. What’s a stamping Mom to do?
Make an apron, of course!
I googled ‘little girl apron pattern’ and came up with a fabulous tutorial by Cindy and I based my apron on her pattern.
The apron uses the Sweet Stitches Designer Series Fabric (see it online). The pieces for the pocket were cut with my Big Shot Die Cut Machine (see it online), using the Scallop Square Die (see it online) for the pocket.
I started by cutting strips (4″ wide) for my ruffle and waistband. The ruffle pieces are 4 x 28″ and I cut two and seamed them in the middle. The strips for the waist ties were 4 x 18″ and I cut two and seamed those in the middle, too. You may need to cut your strips to 4 x 28″ for longer ties–these fit my daughter, but her waist is fairly small.
Have fun with this project! The steps are below in picture form.
I have a project to share with you tomorrow… I think you’re going to love it! But I have to finish up my pictures, so you’ll have to hang in there one more day!
In the meantime, I’ll give you a teaser taste of the project, since both this one and my ‘tomorrow’ project use the Sweet Stitches Designer Series Fabric (see it online).
The name tag itself is cut from the Table Setting Die (see it online) for Big Shot (see it online). But the flower is the ‘sweetest’ part. This project was shared at the Stampin’ Up! Leadership Conference back in January.
The flower strips are fabric from the Sweet Stitches patterns, ripped into strips and then attached to the tag with a matching Sweet Stitches Designer Fabric Brad (see it online).
I sent one of these name tags to each member of our LovenStampfuls Demonstrator team who participated in my group challenge over the last 2 months. Congrats everyone!
Be sure to check back tomorrow for another fun fabric project!
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