Would like to share the Christmas/Holiday embellishments I created, a bit :) late sharing it but here we go! These were sets I created for the 2009 holiday season. The materials used were felt and 100% Cotton Fabric, the Fabric is Fused. I used them for cards, craftshows etc. Feel free to stop by my Etsy and see if any are left if you want or, if you are a crafter and would like to make your own here are some ideas/tips:
* Only use fabric/felt with the Sizzix Originals (this does include the old green and yellow thicker dies) or Bigz, I have yet to have good luck with sizzlits and fabrics/felts so I don't use those for this type of embellishment. Anyone have tips on that, feel free to post same!
* When cutting your diecuts out of fabric, it really is best if you fuse the fabric prior to running it through the machine. You can use a dry-iron on craft fuse which is available in the fabric section of your local craft store.
* For felt and fabric, I always cut w/a matching cardstock sandwich (cardstock, material, cardstock) it provides a smooth even cut, presses the felt, and you have backing should you need to layer the diecuts.
* Cut two colors, like the blue and white or three as you see in the red/green/white combo. I try and follow the nice lines the diecuts themselves come with when cutting each color apart - do not cut your cardstock - that is your base and sealer.
* Once you have your materials cut up as desired, begin to layer them and arrange them in a color theme you like. Be sure to follow the original cuts of the die, once you have them in nice order, begin applying to the cardstock using a clear craft glue, I use Mono Adhesive and it works well. I apply the glue directy to the cardstock, being sure to have it going right to the edge otherwise you will have loose, untidy edges. Be sure to smooth over once all parts are adhered, even sandwich it somewhere for a while, helps prevent bending while drying.
* You can embellish with rhinestones, ribbon, brads, floss as I have done above, you can even stitch them if you sew.
These sets were so much fun to make, if you feel I left anything out - feel free to leave a question and I will be glad to respond!