Belonging to the DCC, Designer Crafts Connection, a group of professional international designers/bloggers offers creative and fun challenges. This month Offray Ribbon sent each of us a selection of colorful ribbons, mine were red, white and blue! With Valentine's next week and a new heart die, my design had to include hearts. Now to showcase the pretty ribbon with an interesting technique. I came home from CHA with a stack of Aleeene's Adhesive sheets. They would adhere the ribbon very nicely and die cut easily. I was inspired to design a 9 patch no sew wall hanging. Play time! By placing strips of ribbon at different angles and combinations on the adhesive sheets, patchwork hearts. Felt makes a perfect material for the wall hanging base.
You will need:
4 yards of 1 1/2" White, True Blue Ribbon by Offray
4 yards of 1/4" Red Ribbon by Offray
3 packages of Aleene's Fabric Adhesive Sheets
Aleene's Fabric Fusion
3-9" x !2" craftcuts Eco-fi Plus, White by Kunin
1/2 yard of Eco-fi Plus, Red by Kunin
Heart Die by Laura Kelly for Sizzix
9 Buttons, Red, White by Laura Kelly for Buttons Galore
Westcott Brand scissors
Ruler, pencil, rotary cutter, cutting mat
1. Cut 6"pieces from each of the three ribbons, eighteen of each color. Since the die is slightly latger than the adhesive sheet, cut three of the sheets into four equal pieces. Peel off paper from one side of a full sheet and one of the smaller strips. Place side by side. Begin by placing a piece of ribbon across the center of the sheet. Leave a 1/4" space on either side and add the contrasting ribbon. Fill in the 1/4"spaces with the red ribbon.
2. Trim ribbon around edges. Die cut. Repeat for nine hearts.
3. From white felt cut five 6" squares and from the red, an 18" by 22" piece of red felt. Alternate the white squares on the red, glue in place.
4. Peel off the paper backing from each heart, adhere to center of each red and white square. Glue button to center of each heart. Flip wall hanging over and fold top over 3.5" Glue leaving a sleeve to insert a rod to hang.
Easy peasy 123! Hang and enjoy!
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