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Dec 28, 2013

How to make a felty using metal craft dies

I love using my metal dies with paper, but what makes these tools so useful is their ability to cleanly cut through a variety of mediums.  I thought I'd share how easy it is to create a little felty like the one I used on my card below.
Using one of the dies from the new Copper Mountain card kit & a manual die cutter, I cut out two images from felt.  I like using a high quality felt, such as a wool blend & bamboo vs. cheap polyester. (Heather Bailey makes a nice variety of shades.)

I then placed the two shapes together & hand stitched them together, leaving a wide enough opening on one end to add a little stuffing.  I used the end of a paintbrush to gently push the stuffing inside & evenly distribute it.

After my whale was stuffed, I finished hand stitching & added a small googly eye.  

I secured my felty to my card front using hot glue.  And that's all there is to it!  Easy peasy!


  1. This is adorable! Love that little felt whale!

  2. Eeee! This little puffy whale is adorable - I love this inspiration for making one-off embellishments ;)
    Thanks, and wishing you all the best for 2014! Rx

  3. Awww... This is too cute!!!

  4. Awwww using the whale is such a cute idea!!!


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