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Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Felt Box

Hello friends
Today it is festive triple heaven for me!  I've got my favourite box - Square Bracket Edge Box,
I've got my favourite Christmas die template - Layered Poinsettia and ...
it is all cut from my favourite felt! 
I know I've mentioned many times the delight of using your dies with felt,
flowers work so well.  Occasionally I receive emails regarding what sort of felt -
to be honest save your pennies! I've found that if you purchase the sort of felt available in The Range,
(my local market stall), it's not too thick and it cuts beautifully.  
You can reinforce the box by sliding in some cardstock panels but I found once it is assembled it will stand up and hold a couple of  chocolates for a table favour. (You keep the remainder of the chocolates hidden in the kitchen cupboard away from your family...!)
I know we are still only in October but I do get a bit carried away with the festive stuff...

This week Authentique paper has teamed up with Scrapbook Adhesives for a blog hop.
My project will be featured on Friday on the The Crafty Power Blog but I will feature 
it here fully on Saturday.  
Have a lovely day dear friends.

22 comments:

HiggiSue said...

What a cute little box. not had success with felt yet..I think I need a denser fibre
will try this as its gorgeous... off to find the dies
.. well will do when I get back home. on my way to the airport for a flight to belfast hope the wind has died down....oh the joys of business travelling. ;-)

Susan.... said...

Morning Christine,
Just been having a catch up on your beautiful creations , and that includes that very tasty looking chocolate cake !
Love the felt box,l will have a go at this project as l have never used felt before when making boxes.
Hope you and yours are all well have a nice day !
Hugs
Susan x

scottish crafter said...

Hi Christine, what next, this is a cute idea. I bought cheaper felt but found it did not cut cleanly but it would be Ok for boxes I think will give it a go.

Wilma x

Susan Flynn said...

Hi Christine this is adorable! I have used felt for flowers with no problem and will have to give this a go as it looks great xx

baconbits said...

Morning,

What a fab box, maybe will have to make some for the Baby shower at mine on Saturday.
Keep Christmas coming - i say all year.....
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

Jenny L said...

Hi Christine,
super box, wonderful idea making it out of felt. Love the Christmas colours.
Have a wonderful crafty day.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

val jones said...

Hi Christine. What a delightful box. It would look lovely on the Christmas table with maybe the after dinner mints.
I have tried to work with felt but sadly with no success. Obviously not the right type.

lydia jordan said...

Morning Christine,
A very festive little box very pretty, I got some felt from ebay which cuts just fine.
Have a good day.
Lydia
X

hazel said...

Morning Christine lovely box need to get this die when i get paid as i have so many ideas for it xx hazel

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Christine, I love your little felt box, it is so christmassy in those colours.
I popped across to Authentique Papers and what a lovely site it is and the projects are lovely. I can't wait to see what you have come up with, I must pop across on Friday to see ha ha.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Sue Yorkshire said...

Morning Christine

What a lovely little box, looks fabulous in the felt. I have some other brand poinsettias of course they are not as nice as the spellbinders but I used them to make napkin rings and I thought they would look lovely with a matching box. I used thick frosted acetate for the ring and hid the join with the poinsettia

Sue xxxx

nattyboots said...

Hi Christine

Iv never seen a felt box before and i think its beautiful [ you have such good and unusual ideas ]

I have got some felt that cuts really well but sadly not the dies Oh well my list gets longer lol.

Take Care
Elaine H X

nattyboots said...

Hi Christine

Iv never seen a felt box before and i think its beautiful [ you have such good and unusual ideas ]

I have got some felt that cuts really well but sadly not the dies Oh well my list gets longer lol.

Take Care
Elaine H X

Cornish Emma said...

Morning Christine - thats great as after trying loads of different felts i also found the 'range' one the best for die cutting. I've now got a pile of felt that doesn't die cut tho!!
This box is stunningly gorgeous, love the colours.
Emma

Redanne said...

Hi Christine, your little box is stunning, the colours are wonderful together and love the poinsettia, I never tire of seeing Christmas things. Crafty hugs, Anne x

Ita said...

Hi Christine stunning bax and the red is so great for Christmas stuff
Smiles
Ita

Lucycat said...

Hi Christine.
Really lovely box, love the colours and they look extra special in felt.so unusual.I think we all will be trying out your idea. x.

Craftychris said...

What a gorgeous box! Its fabulous in felt was a brilliant idea xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Christine, Well you really got me hooked this afternoon both crafting and looking at the Authentique Blog spot and website.
Thanks to you and your little shop I've now got the bracket top box - yippee, so I've made a little replica of your felt one. May I say its turned out very well. I have made it using felt that has 30percent wool and its not buckled but I have cut out a square of cardboard and placed it in the bottom of the box to give it strength. Top does not need one.
Thank you for sharing this today.
Love the papers, look forward to seeing your samples.
Crafty best wishes, Carolyn x

Sarah said...

The poinsettias look beautiful cut in felt...you just want to stroke them!! The box is so cute.

Carole Z said...

Hi Christine, I love cutting the poinsettias in felt, but have never tried a box. Will do now though...brilliant! Carole Z X

Janice said...

Stunning box!
I will have to give felt a go, something I've never tried before, but seeing this box and your flowers etc, it's a must!
Janice x

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