Beautiful Card Designs Made Easy

July 21, 2015

Tuesday Tutorial - Cutting Felt

Hi Everybody,

We all cut card and paper with our dies to get some really pretty effects for our designs but there are so many more materials that they can be used on.

I have used Craft Foam on many occasions and I know that some of you have written to tell me that you too like the result from that.

But you can also cut felt and get a look that is different. The machine that I use is the Grand Calibur but the cutting sandwich is just the same as for card.

Spellbinders Supplies:

Other Supplies:

With die #7 from 5x7 Matting Basics A cut two in white and hinge together to create the base card.

(Please remember that  #1 is always the smallest die)

With #7 from 5x7 Matting Basics B cut a colored panel

With #6 from Matting Basics A cut another white panel and emboss to add some texture
Using the Petite Monarch I have cut the border twice in purple felt.

If you sandwich the die and felt between copier paper that can help you get a clean cut from the felt

Stamp and emboss your sentiment and then cut it out with the largest die from the Fancy tags

Add foam tape to the back of this to give dimension

Cut several flowers from Pretty Petals A and I have used two different shades of purple

Add the open work petals on top of the solid base and I have mixed up the colors  and pinched the edge of each point

Two of the completed flowers have been tucked under the Label and a third one added to the edge of it and a little sweetheart Blossom added to the centre.

The felt border has been glued in place to the top and bottom of my layers.

Onto each point of the felt I have glued on a tiny pearl heart just as a finishing touch

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx


  1. That is terrific, must try it, love the colours
    cheers Kaye

  2. beautiful card .we forget to use other materials. this is a good reminder and a beautiful result.

  3. Beautiful card, and great Tutorial, thank you.
    Patricia x

  4. Lovely card and Tutorial, Thank you Christina .
    Elaine H X

  5. Lovely card Christina. Must get my felt out again.

    lovely shows yesterday. I did have my email read out but sadly wasn't picked fot one of your pretty cards.

    Love Val in Spain x

  6. Gorgeous card-I forget about using felt + foam with my dies. Thanks for the reminder.


  7. Christina,
    I have been here. :) Great idea today. I am going to try felt tomorrow. Very nice card. The flowers are nice and don't look real time consuming. Nice when making a quick (lol) card. I like the colors. I think all you designers and card makers are just "awesome".

  8. Hi Christina, another beautiful card, I love the colour combination on this one and love the Funky Flowers, I have some odd bits of felt so I am going to have a try at making something similar.
    Kind regards
    Anne Owens

  9. Good morning Christina thanks for sharing this brilliant ideas I so much appreciate todays tutorial.

  10. Hello Christina

    What a gorgeous card today. I haven't tried using felt or foam so I'll have to get some in and give it a try. The Spellbinder dies that you have used are worth getting too. I have thoroughly enjoyed watching your Create and Craft shows, I even emailed the show when you were on with Dave but I wasn't lucky enough to get it read out. Enjoy your C & C show tomorrow.

    Best wishes

  11. A beautiful card. I haven't tried with felt of foam so will give it a go1

  12. Hi Christina,
    Beautiful card, love the felt.
    Di B. xx

  13. Very lovely card, Christina. Thanks for the great tip about sandwiching the felt. Did you use the acrylic craft felt?

  14. Good Morning Christina :) An absolutely BEAUTIFUL Card this Morning and a wonderful tutorial! I have used felted red Christmas Ribbon to cut out my Spellbinder Poinsettia die. And it cut like butter, I might add. But, I never thought to go further than a flower. Like, duh.... of course you can! Thank you sooooooo much for sharing! Enjoy a Fabulous day. Big Hugs.

  15. Hi Christina
    Another lovely card that I must try. Have to adapt though as I don't have the exact dies but all adds to the interest
    Love & best wishes
    Jenny C xxx

  16. The card is gorgeous and I love the felt idea to use on the borders. And the flowers would be really pretty too done in the felt. TFS

  17. Lovely card - have used foam but never tried felt so another idea - thanks for the tutorial .xxx

  18. This is so pretty!! I am going to have to get my felt out and give cutting it a try! Thanks for the inspiration!

  19. This is so pretty, always look forward to your morning news letter and card. Dianne

  20. I do like using foam on my cards, but not used felt before, maybe I should get this idea of yours today Christina, thanks for the tutorial...luv Ursula xx

  21. Gorgeous card Christina. Tried felt flowers yesterday with my grabpnddaughter and they were a great success.

  22. I must confess, I have not used either foam or felt but, I do have some here that I bought a while ago for my grand daughter! Guess she and I are going to have a fun day cutting out with it! Your card looks lovely, thanks for the tutorial, I am looking forward to giving it a go!
    Karen xx

  23. Hi Christina, love your coloursl you have used today the card is very sweet, I have never used foam before but I do use felt I think they make beautiful flowers. Take Care Melody xxx

  24. Hi Christina, that's a different style to your usual but every bit as pretty. I had been wondering about using felt but thought it would be too thick and bulky looking but you, dear lady, have given me the permission I needed - and thank you for the 'hot tip', it would never have occurred to me. Hugs Mary

  25. Hi Christina
    Lovely card today, and I love the dies you've ysed.

  26. Hi christina,
    Beautiful card and nice tutorial. Thank you for
    sharing all your work
    Maria x

  27. I love everything purple -). I've not tried to cut anything but paper with my spellbinder so thank you for this video.

  28. This card is so pretty, thank you for the very clear tutorial Christina x x x


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