Monday, September 30, 2013

Purrfect Time to Cut Felt

When we began fostering Fluffy, he was such a sleepy head. All day long he napped and cuddled. We had no idea that he would come down with pneumonia, and the Animal Shelter took him back for about 6 weeks. He was on intravenous antibiotics, and I think he used up his first few lives. He's back now with us, and never stops running around, getting into to trouble...but that means he is healthy, we we are all happy.

BBTB2 hosted an animal themed challenge - Cats or Dogs -- Which is Your Favorite? and this was an opportunity to finally get some of his nap-time photos scrapped with the Meow Lite cart. Also, a perfect time to force myself into the unknown: cutting felt on my cricut. I goggled and utubed a few how-tos. Decided that I don't want to use fabric stiffener (because I don't want to leave the house and buy it), so I grabbed my pre-stiffened felt that I bought a year ago. Yes, I have been planning this since last year. I have a deep cut blade, but I was too eager to just cut -- so figured let's try multicut with a regular blade on it. And I saw NOTHING happen. Do you see a cut? Me neither. I do think that the deep cut blade is needed. Next time. I made the best of things with my scissors...


So while working on BBTB2's current weekly challenge, I found out that I made Design Team for them! Very excited to create with the women over there! So I needed to switch gears and work on the BBTB2 upcoming weekly challenge (using overlays), and decided to combine challs. The Elegant Edges cart has some really great overlays - I used one for a photo mat, and one for the top border. These are not easy cuts to make. I realized that my Basic Grey patterned paper needed to cut on a 3 blade depth to prevent tearing. The cart images also cut nicely on my American Crafts Cardstock, using a 5 depth on the blade.

I think that Mr Fluffy Jr approves, nosy little guy:


  1. Welcome aboard! Great LO and pleased Fluffy is doing well.
    Jayne x

  2. What a nice layout ! I love your cat !! Very pretty details as well !


  3. What a darling little kitten!! He looks so great in your beautiful layout! So glad we will be working together! Blessings!

  4. Awwww your kitty is so sweet. I think he approves of your layout and himself, lol. Welcome to the BBTB2 team. So glad you have joined us. Your layout and cuts are fabulous!

  5. Fantastic layout!! Love the felt cat cut and the great overlays. What darling pictures. Beautiful cat. So glad you have joined our team!!!! :)

  6. That's such an awesome idea to use the felt for another texture!!!

  7. hi - welcome to BBTB design team. Nice kitty layout. This is my first time on a design team, and I am excited. I have loved BBTB for a long time, I really feel honored. It will sure keep me on my crafting toes, and challenge me to do my best work.

    Maureen Sala

  8. Everything about this layout is Purrrrrfect! You chose the right paper and the design is fabulous! Love!


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