Today, I'm showing you Thanks a Bunch, which is the Triple Scoop set for May. I'm also showing you another use for the Scalloped Scallop die--fabric flowers. I have a few pictures to show you how I went about making it.
First, I cut a strip of fabric--just printed quilting fabric, 45" wide. I cut a strip about 2" wide and about 22" long. Then I ran it through my Cuttlebug like this (bottom to top): A plate, B plate, fabric, die (cutting blade down), C plate, and a piece of thin card stock. I tried it without the card stock and didn't get a clean cut because my fabric is thin. This was all it needed to take care of that problem.
I just moved the fabric along and cut all along the length. I hit it pretty close on all cuts, but it won't matter if you're off a little for this project. Next, I trimmed the strip to about 1" wide at the widest part of the scallop.
Then I threaded a regular hand sewing needle with regular sewing thread, doubled, and ran a running stitch down the length of the strip, then pulled the thread up to gather the strip and tacked off the thread. Finally, I started rolling the gathered strip up in a flat circle, tacking the fabric in place as I went, building it up several layers until I was out of fabric, then tacked it off.
Finally, I threaded a button with some twine, sewed it on, and tied it off on the back. I love the scalloped edge on this flower--kinda reminds me of a carnation.
Here's the inside of the card with another sentiment from the set.
Other MFT products I used are Fossil card stock and Spring collection buttons.
Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope this little tutorial will show you the versatility of MFT's new Die-namics dies and get you generating new ideas for using them!
Stamps: Thanks a Bunch (MFT)
Paper: Fossil (MFT); Rose Red, Certainly Celery (SU!); Basics Kraft 6 x 6 pad (Basic Grey)
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa; Vintage Touch (PTI)
Accessories: Cuttlebug (Provocraft); Labels Eight Nestabilities (Spellbinders); Scalloped Scallops Die-namics die, button (MFT); twill; fabric; twine (PTI); oval punch (SU!); paper crimper