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Felt Ornaments and Cards

I had so much fun using the Nancy Happy Holidays cut files from Lettering Delights that I finally had to stop creating with them and start writing this post!  If you haven’t tried Nancy Kubo’s files before, you should.  They are very easy to cut and assemble and they always give you a cute result.  Because they are so easy to layer, I knew they would be perfect for a project I really wanted to try, making felt ornaments.  While I was at it, I made some quick cards too.  Cards with a matching ornament are a sweet way to wish someone a Merry Christmas!

Paper Templates for Felt Ornaments

I used my die cut machine along with my favorite test paper to cut out all the layers for use as templates.  I labeled each one with the color of felt I wanted to use.

Cut Along the Chalk Lines

 I mostly just held the template to the felt and cut out the shape.  Sometimes it was difficult to get the shape just right, like with the wing.  In that case, I grabbed my chalk and used it to outline the area that needed to be cut.  That worked really well!  BTW, I’m using felt from my local craft store.  It’s the kind that costs around .50 per sheet.

Felt Glue for ORnaments

I attached all of the pieces using Beacon Adhesives Felt Glue.  It was the first time I’d tried it.  I like it!

Easy Sewing, no worries!

You can attach a hanger in a number of ways, I decided to sew a thread through a layer of felt.  Easy!

Card Making Going On!

Next, I cut out the images again using colorful cardstock.  After assembling them, I mixed and matched Christmas papers to make patterned backgrounds and added them to solid color cardstock.  I added big, fat pop dots to each of the cute images.

felt reindeer ornament

The “Orna-ment for each other” sentiment comes from Joy’s Life stamp set Wintery Puns.

The Blogs:

Be sure to visit each of the great blogs below for some crafty projects and more chances to win a KNK Zing!  (The Zing is an AWESOME die cut machine!)

http://ldsolutions.blogspot.com
http://athriftymom.com
http://underacherrytree.blogspot.com
http://joyslife.com – You Are Here!
http://zantaylordesigns.blogspot.com
http://www.happycardfactory.com
http://ilove2cutpaper.blogspot.com
http://sherimcculley.blogspot.com
http://snfontaholic.blogspot.com

THE FREEBIES!!

Click on either of the photos above to download those terrific free files or click here.  Both files will download in the one zip file.  They’re great to use alone or with the fun files I used in this post.  Have a great time creating with these!

Happy Hopping!

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20 Comments

  1. How cute! Love these, and the felt makes it look so awesome! Super blog hop, awesome Zing prize, what a Christmas this will be for someone! Thank you for the freebies and for the opportunity to win the Zing!

  2. These are adorable!! I love them and great little thing to add to a card to give a little gift!!

  3. I just had to write! These are SO super cute!!! I have really enjoyed all your really great ideas. Thanks so much for all your hard work. It IS appreciated! Merry Christmas!

  4. Joy, your idea to use the files to create felt ornaments is fantastic. I really love the trend towards felt and this just gives me another way to use it. They are so cute!! It’s been a great hop. So glad I saw your announcement on Facebook.
    xoxo, Christine

  5. What a SUPER fun idea Joy!! I think my girls would love to make these for Christmas gifts! I am totally running out to buy some felt tomorrow!! LOL!
    Hugs,
    Lori

  6. Hiya Joy

    I absolutely love these images – I bought the SVG’s in the first sale (before the graphics sale). I thought I’d make something for my 2 year old nephew with them. I love that you cut templates to make felt ornaments – I was just thinking ‘no way can it cut felt’!!! Then again, I thought you’d probably found a blade or something super to make it happen…

    Anyway – that aside – thank you for the super freebies – I’m really thrilled with the quality of the giveaways on this blog hop especially as they will match up with things that, as a loyal customer, have in my portfolio already.

    Also, I love your fudge and cute boxes on your older post – something on my list too (minus the peanut butter though!).

    Kind regards, and thanks again.

    Paula x x x

    1. Hi Paula,
      Thanks so much for the great comment! I’m so glad you can use these svgs along with your other things. I have a little nephew I’m making things for too. 🙂 It’s fun to have a little one around especially when it comes to gift giving and Christmas!
      Thank you!
      ~Joy~

  7. So cute!! Love the reinder and the smile, it came out perfect!! Thanks for sharing and thanks for the freebie to you and LD!

    Hugs,

    Carmen L

  8. I really liked the idea..they give you such a warm feeling..they are really beautiful and thanks for creating this blog, so that even we could use a piece of your creativity 🙂
    I really like the idea of using personalized ornaments, it gives you such a christmas-y feeling..for that reason, I even collect personalized ornaments, specially from ornamentsandmore.com, as even they have such warm ornament in their line..thanks again!!!!

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