Saturday 28 May 2011

Home Made Puffies

***Post courtesy of our fabulous featured stamper, Jen!***

Have you seen one of the new trends...puffies? KI Memories came out with a new felt line of embellishments that are "puffed", which I translate "stuffed", lol! Here is a link to what I am referring to. See, how cute they are!?

The thing is...if you are a PTI fan, you probably have felt and dies in your stamp arsenal, right? :) Well, with those tools paired with a sewing machine or a needle and thread you can create your very own, custom-made puffies (for lots less too!). Want to see an example?

I took the new Fruit Fusion watermelon die and cut the bottom piece with green felt and the top piece with Raspberry Fizz felt. Then, I sewed the pieces about 3/4 of the way together, left the needle in the felt (but released the foot so I had some give) and took some quilt batting and used the pointed end of a paint brush to carefully poke it into the watermelon. Once it was completely in and "puffed" up, I continued to sew the watermelon closed.

After I had them sewn together, I added some black rhinestones to mimic watermelon seeds. So easy! Just think of how many other dies you could do this with! Flowers, fruit, butterflies, clouds, balloons, etc... Get the picture? :) You could even sew a pattern on the watermelon or other fruit!

I hope that this idea inspires you!! I'd LOVE to see your "puffies" if you make some! You can send me an email or leave me a comment on my blog, Jen’s Ink Spot, with a link to your post so I can see what you come up with! I think it could be addicting!! :)

Supplies (all PTI unless noted)
Stamps: Polka Dot Basics, Turning a New Leaf, Fruit Fusion: Melon
Paper: Kraft, Spring Moss, Rustic Cream, White, Spring Rain
Ink: Fresh Snow, True Black, Raspberry Fizz, Champagne VersaMark
Other: Fruit Fusion Melon Die, Picket Fence Die, Turning a New Leaf Die, Raspberry Fizz felt, felt from Material Evidence Shop on Etsy (green), Black Rhinestones, Sewing Machine, Pop Dots, Corner Chomper


Christine said...

Wow, thanks for this inspiration, it is great!

I do no have any dies that could be used fpr puffies, but that's only a question of time!

Thanks a LOT for sharing!

Marisa said...

This is beyond cute!!

cards by cara said...

Gorgeous!! Is that the new cane print impression plate that you used on the cloud?

Chris said...

Love it Jen - such a super idea!

Emma said...

*Squeals* with delight at the sheer cuteness of your watermelons and the whole thing really - gorgeous :D

Karin Ã…kesdotter said...

Super sweet!

Anonymous said...

Too cute! I *love* your custom watermelon slices Aimes - delish ;)
Hugs, Ruth S

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