Memory Box Plush Bundled Snowman, Mitten and a TIP!

SMILE! This snowman with his sweet heart addition is helping me say Happy New Year to all!

I used the Memory Box Plush Snowman cut from Taylored Expressions wool felt...love her felt!  I cheated though on the orange… I used white and colored it orange with a Copic Sketch Marker!  : )  I didn’t have black thread either, so I colored it with a Copic Sketch Marker! I sewed him up with the backstitch.

I stuffed him with batting.  I pull it apart several times so it’s easy to work with.  One thing I would suggest when you’re making this guy is, cut two of the hat, then you can put the cord between the two for the hanger. I just glued the second hat on the back after I was done.

I know…I’m having a little trouble moving on but I will!  : )  I have some of the new dies from Memory Box and poppystamps to work with so I’ll be sharing REAL soon!

Linking this guy to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge – Something New

Thursday this week is Release Day for Taylored Expressions and I have 4 cards to share with you then! YAY! I think you’ll like them. Colored and die cut!

BUT…in the meantime, here’s another Plush Mitten from felt.

I saw this variation on the blanket stitch on the inside cover of a CD case! I had to search to find something similar and I do think this is it.  It’s a German Knotted Blanket Stitch.  I love it!

Don’t be mad at me but I just had to experiment with adding a die cut to the top of the mitten.  It’s a discontinued die.  Hoping some of you have it already. It was released in 2013 I believe and it’s a poppystamps die. I used it HERE.

It’s a border die but I used partial die cutting to fit it on the mitten.

Which reminds me, I have a TIP for you!  ok – so you have your BIG standard cutting plates on your Big Shot or die cutting machine.  Well, you know… Sizzix has smaller plates, 3×6, that work AWESOME for stuff like this.  I use them all the time for smaller dies and especially for die cutting the smaller stamped images!  The cutting pads are called Frameworks on the Edge.  I’ll link to them below in the inlinkz.  Just faster to run through the machine!  I love time saving!  AND if you have the cutting plates from the old Sidekick machine…those work great too!  I still use my Sidekick for small dies.  Happy, Happy!

French Knots in the Poinsettia center.  I love French Knots for some reason!  They’re just cool!

Well, that’s it for today!  I can’t believe it’s already the 4th and I missed posting my favorite Christmas cards and favorites for the year!  bummer.

I just changed the blog theme and I like it!  Hope it’s easier for you to see categories and search things.  Holler if you have questions.  I’m here!

Thanks for stopping by!  ttul!

Supplies and dies I used…

If you have a chance – stop by Starlitstudio.net and check out her clearance page… just WOW!

This snowman is not available anymore but here’s a link to see the dies you can buy to use with felt.  Some of them I’ve used, you can use the search box and type in the name of the die to see what I’ve made.