Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Sizzix Pin It to Win It Contest

Just a quick update on my snowflake pillow!! It's now part of Sizzix's Pin It to Win It contest!
Check at the bottom of this post to enter or visit the Sizzix entry page on Facebook.


Well, it's a bit cool here with rain and temperatures in the 60's but, thankfully, still a far cry from the cold Winter days that will be here in months to come. I am not a fan of winter whatsoever but I *am* a fan of snowmen and snowflake images...and red. So today I combined the two for Sizzix's Christmas In July event!

I'm still a novice at sewing but, even for me, this pillow was SUPER EASY using the Sizzix Pro Snowflake die.

Supplies:
1/2 yard JoAnn's red dotted fabric
13 x 13-inch piece of white felt
Sizzix Pro Snowflake die
Sizzix Big Shot Pro
Therm O Web Heat'n Bond Ultra
Fairfield batting
Sewing machine with red thread
Iron

I like to start by prewashing my fabric so it doesn't bleed or shrink when I'm done. Especially for reds like this.

Once you have your fabric washed and pressed, cut two pieces of fabric 1" larger than the size you want your finished pillow. For my sample I used two 13 x 13-inch pieces. With right-sides together stitch the panels together using a 1/2-inch seam and leaving a 2 to 3-inch opening. Turn the panel right side out.

Following the manufacturer's instructions, attach Heat N Bond to the back of your felt using your iron.

Die-cut the Sizzix Pro Snowflake shape from the felt by placing die onto an appropriately sized Cutting Pad. Place felt on top of the die. Place another appropriately sized Cutting Pad on top of the fabric create a “sandwich”. Run through machine. Remove the paper backing and iron snowflake design onto pillow front according to manufacturer's instructions.

Finally, stuff your pillow and hand stitch the opening closed and there you have it!

And don't stop there! This die is perfect for wall art, quilts and vinyl designs that will dress up any holiday decor!



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Monday, July 13, 2015

Stampin' Up! Special--only 4 days left!!



Only 4 more days! 

STAMPIN UP SPECIAL: Between now and July 17, all orders from my online store totaling $25 or more before tax and shipping will receive a special thank you gift sent from me (valued at $20 or more!). Must use hostess code JJHPBJHX when checking out to qualify. Valid for US residents only.







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Sunday, July 12, 2015

Custom No Sew Fun!



With all the cleaning I have been doing I totally forgot to share one of my new tutorials for Sizzix. I was really happy with how this one turned out and it was SO EASY. All you need is a dollar store towel, your favorite dies and some Therm O Web Heat'n Bond. All the "how to" details are on the Sizzix blog. Check it out and let me know what you think!!



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Mystery Box Update

For those considering a mystery box I have VERY few left and am hoping to have them gone within the next couple days and be back to sharing some NEW ideas!!! Here is just a quick peek at some of the items that have went into them in addition to stamps, dies, paper pads, flowers and ribbon. While I LOVE all of this I have purchased a lot of things with intentions of using them for projects and just haven't had time so it's time to free up some space and get organized. 



Mystery Boxes are $40/paypal for a medium flat rate box. Price includes shipping. US Only.

Email me to get yours before they are gone!



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Thursday, July 09, 2015

FLAT RATE MYSTERY BOX SPECIAL


Quick check in as I'm caught up on my projects and FINALLY cleaning and organizing. That means time for a... 

FLAT RATE MYSTERY BOX SPECIAL!!!

While supplies last. Get a medium ($13) flat rate box stuffed with new and gently used cardstock, dies, embossing folders, stickers, ribbon, embellishments, paper pads, stamps, idea books and more for $40 (includes shipping). Paypal/US only

Email me to get yours before they are gone!!




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Wednesday, July 08, 2015

Sizzix Christmas in July: Snowflake Pillow


Well, it's a bit cool here with rain and temperatures in the 60's but, thankfully, still a far cry from the cold Winter days that will be here in months to come. I am not a fan of winter whatsoever but I *am* a fan of snowmen and snowflake images...and red. So today I combined the two for Sizzix's Christmas In July event!

I'm still a novice at sewing but, even for me, this pillow was SUPER EASY using the Sizzix Pro Snowflake die.

Supplies:
1/2 yard JoAnn's red dotted fabric
13 x 13-inch piece of white felt
Sizzix Pro Snowflake die
Sizzix Big Shot Pro
Therm O Web Heat'n Bond Ultra
Fairfield batting
Sewing machine with red thread
Iron

I like to start by prewashing my fabric so it doesn't bleed or shrink when I'm done. Especially for reds like this.

Once you have your fabric washed and pressed, cut two pieces of fabric 1" larger than the size you want your finished pillow. For my sample I used two 13 x 13-inch pieces. With right-sides together stitch the panels together using a 1/2-inch seam and leaving a 2 to 3-inch opening. Turn the panel right side out.

Following the manufacturer's instructions, attach Heat N Bond to the back of your felt using your iron.

Die-cut the Sizzix Pro Snowflake shape from the felt by placing die onto an appropriately sized Cutting Pad. Place felt on top of the die. Place another appropriately sized Cutting Pad on top of the fabric create a “sandwich”. Run through machine. Remove the paper backing and iron snowflake design onto pillow front according to manufacturer's instructions.

Finally, stuff your pillow and hand stitch the opening closed and there you have it!

And don't stop there! This die is perfect for wall art, quilts and vinyl designs that will dress up any holiday decor!






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