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Friday, May 27, 2011

Home Made Puffies

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, butterflies, clouds, balloons, etc...  Get the picture? :)  You could even sew a pattern on the watermelon or other fruit!

Here are a few other details on the card:


I used the Cane Impression Plate to give the clouds dimension and texture and then popped it up with pop dots.


After I stamped the polka dotted "clouds" I used a clear Spica Glitter Pen to add some subtle glitter to each dot.  Just a fun little extra.


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 with a link to your post so I can see what you come up with!  I think it could be addicting!! :)  I have another card to share with you using this same idea soon!  Hopefully it will post early next week!

I hope your day is full of blessings!  Thank you for stopping by!


Supplies (all PTI unless noted)
Stamps: Polka Dot Basics, Turning a New Leaf, Fruit Fusion:
Paper: Kraft, Spring Moss, Rustic Cream, White, Spring Rain
Ink: Fresh Snow, True Black, Raspberry Fizz, Champagne VersaMark
Other: Fruit Fusion Watermelon 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

34 comments:

I'm Renee said...

SO adorable! :)
I almost picked some of these up the other day too...
but all I could think was how I could make them cheaper :)
Thanks so much for sharing...
think I will be giving these little cuties a try!!
OH! And fabby card too...
love the way you used TANL to make the vine for those adorable melons!

Judy said...

This card is so cute. I love the layout and the colors.
Have a great day Jen!
Judy

Lindsay said...

Ahh! This is too adorable Jen! You creative girl you! What a fantastic card with those charming little watermelons! So so cute!

Amy said...

Jen you are a GENIUS!!! I love this adorable card!! All these details....the sewing, the stuffing, the "seeds", the cloud texture, and I could just go on and on!! Now, if I can just buy my sewing machine now! I'm hoping for this weekend!

Lee said...

I just love this. You are so clever. Mine is on it's way...just sitting in customs. I can't wait to play.

Elizabeth Sunday said...

Wow, this is so cute! I love the felt watermelons. Now I totally want the watermelon stamp and dies.

Eva said...

This is adorable...I saw those puffy embellies at Michaels the other day....and thought "self, I can make those". Thanks for sharing how they look. Fun card. I need that fence die now!

Michelle said...

Very Very cute - super idea!! Now I guess I have a reason to buy more PTI dies, lol!

Keva said...

Oh my gosh, Jen! This is so so SO dang cute! Live every bit of it.

Christina said...

Hello, cuteness!! I love everything about this, Jen! Adorable felties, fabulous design, and such wonderful details!

Leigh said...

So cute! Love the felt watermelon (& that you stuffed them!) as well as the impression plate on the cloud! Perfect!

Carol's Ink Spot said...

So Sweet! Love the melons in felt! Great card.

Jill said...

Absolutely charming, Jen! Such a great idea--thank you for sharing your process for making them too! I love the polka dot clouds!

Terri said...

Super cute! What a great idea! I got the fruit dies so I could use them with felt I am definitely going to have to try this now too! Thanks for sharing.

Karen C. said...

OMG. I love this - every detail is just so cute. I really like the way you used the polka dot stamp with white ink for the sky/clouds. And of course, those watermelons are just fabulous. Thanks for sharing.

Sara Mac said...

You clever girl! What a wonderful idea. Everything about this is just perfect:)

Laurie said...

How fun is this? I do love puffies! Adorable card!!

Stephanie said...

Jen.......This is adorable! I just love the puffy watermelons and the adorable little clouds......oh, and those glittery goodness polka dots! Super cute!

Jackie Solomon said...

These are sooo cute! What a genius idea. You can bet I'll be trying these soon. Your whole card is just adorable, I love the fence and the polkadot sky.

jbuffan said...

I had a set of these in my hand yesterday ! Well not those exactly, but the puffies. I decided not to get them because I have a PTI cart that is bulging full and I am just obsessing on those PTI dies !
Love what you do here , thanks for sharing your time with us.
Beth R.

Cathy Weber said...

Seriously the sweetest things I have ever seen. I have bookmarked this card, such a great idea, CAS, but with so much interest. I loved it with the big polka dot background.

Janelle said...

So, so cute, Jen. Love it all, but was especially enamored with the Spica glitter pen lines on the polka dots. What a fun extra! Thanks for all the great inspiration!

jen said...

UBER cute!! I love making embellies too- these are adorable!!

Linda said...

Very cute Jen!

Jen said...

How clever are you?! I am just so bedazzled by your crafting genius. I want those perfect puffy melons. I want melon barets, pillows..everything. They are so fabulous! Gorgeous card too, btw, just cant see past those melons of yours that I love so. Ooh, that didn't sound right did it? LOL

Huguenot Girl said...

Jen these are adorable! What a fabulous idea - you are so creative! Nx

Sue Ann said...

I want to eat those yummy watermelons........ again another UBER SMART idea and the card is ADORABLE!!!!!

Laura Isham said...

Oh my GOSH, Jen!!! This card is perfection!! Love everything single thing about it...especially those watermelon slices which I now need to RUN and put in my cart! TYFS!

Lee Anne said...

I love the polka dots in the background. That is the perfect little detail!

Anna (doctorfoodie) said...

EEEEEK! So so cute! I love the card, and the felt melons look amazing!

reeree62 said...

soooo cuuuute!!!!

Leigh Ann Baird said...

Freaking awesome!

Dana said...

STOP IT! This is incredible Jen!

Crafty Cre8tions said...

Terrific!!
I am just learning to sew.............so...these will be on my to do list!!!
Maria