Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Tissu Et Des Fleurs

I need a new ironing board cover.

Whoop-di-doo you might say, what has that got to do with papercraft? Well, you see, it all happened like this ...

At our Regionals last year Sophie had made some lovely boxes covered in fabric and I've been meaning to give it a go, so out came my (sadly neglected) fabric and fabric adhesive roll. So far so good.

I cut the fabric the right size for my box and cut a piece of adhesive roll, read the instructions for which side up to place the adhesive onto the fabric and went out to the ironing board ...

... Yes, you've guessed it I am sure. I ironed the wrong side. Doh! Now I have adhesive roll stuck to my ironing board cover! And no, it does not come off completely.

Hmmmm, a bit of a senior moment! 

Attempt number two worked well, I am pleased to report, and the fabric covered box feels soooooooo lovely and decadent!

Here's the end result with my first ever ribbon flower:

Materials used:
  • card - rose red, pear pizzazz
  • other - Springtime Vintage fabric, Big Shot, Box #2 die, fabric adhesive roll, very vanilla seam binding, antique brad, pearl embellishment from LSS, leaf punch by Carl, needle and thread, embossing stylus, sticky strip

I think it is rather scrumptious. DD13 loves it and has demanded one for herself - with a bigger box if you please! There's just no pleasing teenagers is there?!

Anyways, of course I had to have another go, this time with a fat quarter I had sitting around (non SU) and the fancy favour die.

Gorjamalicious! I think I can see more fabric purchases in my future ....

Materials used:
  • card - night of navy
  • other - Fancy Favour die, Big Shot, white organza ribbon, fabric adhesive roll, sticky strip

Thanks for calling in.



Patrice said...

Your fabric boxes are gorgeous Kerry. Was hoping to see a pic of your ironing board with bits of SU fabric attached lol.

Sandra Azzopardi said...

That's something that I would do!! LOL Your fabic covered boxes are really lovely, Kerry.

Anonymous said...

Gorjamalicious! what a wonderful word. I almost expected to see a new patchwork ironing board cover made from SU fabrics. Beautiful boxes, love the ribbon flower. Helen Cooke

Susan Joyce said...

Stunning Kerry! I love the first one so pretty.

Lynda said...

Woo hoo....finally got here!!! Love these boxes...and even more now to savour....given the huge sacrifice that the ironing board cover made. (Did make me smile thanks). both projects are awesome. ooxx

Marelle Taylor said...

I'm catching up on some blog surfing, and loving your creations Kez. You are in good company with the ironing thing...Emma Parkin-Wilson did the same thing in front of everyone on stage at Convention last year...maybe it's a kiwi thing ROFL.

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