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!