Monday, August 29, 2011

...JuSt Us GirLS ChaLLeNge...

Challenge #99 was to make a BaCk To ScHoOL  item that was 3-D...

I LoVe 3d items...sooooo fun!!!

I also linked this to the Allsorts Challenge Blog and the Wee Memories Challenge since they had a BaCk to ScHOoL challenge as well....  :)


I used the new Papertrey favor die which Nicole Heady used for Halloweenie goodies...I'm sure I'll have to try that too!!...but a spider isn't very back to school...at least I hope NOT!!!

So, I turned it into an apple!  I cut one of the dies from paper and just trimmed it down a little to use as a template for the apple center, then traced it onto felt and cut it out.  I still used the felt like Nicole Heady did on her blog but I cut off the handles that were on the front and back and added a ribbon handle to the middle instead...The apple stem and leaf fit better that way. i just free hand stitched the seeds on.  Next time I would use small pieces of brown felt instead.

A gift card fits inside perfectly...I should have made a cute envelope to hold the gift card, but I was so excited to post this that I didn't wait :)


I used a glue gun to assemble and I did learn a few other things for next time...I would use a paper layer too, adhering the felt to the paper.  The box portion (where the gc sits) is just a little too free form, not very crisp because you can't really get a clean fold on the felt...I think if you glued paper to paper on that section and basically just made a felt shell, it would look cleaner...it would also hide all the stitching on the back of the apple.  I'm definitely trying it again that way!

Thanks for looking and have a GrEaT week!!

7 comments:

  1. Oh this is so cute, Thank you so much for entering my “back to school” challenge at ALLSORTS this week, good luck & hope you’ll join us again!
    Hugz Fleur xXx

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  2. You are amazing! I love how you always think "outside of the box" ... or die in this case! Everything you make is fabulous.

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  3. Beautiful!! Thanks for joining us at Wee Memories this week.

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  4. THIS IS THE CUTEST!!! LOVE IT :)

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  5. What a great idea to repurpose that template! This is so cute and I love the felt! Thanks for playing with Just Us Girls!

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  6. SO CUTE!!!!!!!!!!!! Love that felt treat bag! Thanks for playing along with us at Wee Memories!

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  7. OMG....a felt treat bag! I think thi is just adorable!!! Thanks for plaing with the
    Wee Memories Scrappy Saturday Challenge!

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