Monday, May 21, 2018

The Cutting Cafe Inspiration - Old School Inspiration!

Welcome to some Cutting Cafe Inspiration!  Today Regina has challenged us to use some of the PDF versions of her files along with fabric and not use our various cutting machines!  This was a definite challenge for me, but as I was looking through her (millions of) files on the website, I landed on the Round Basket file that I thought would be cute made out of felt!

When you purchase a cutting file from The Cutting Cafe, you will normally receive it in four different formats: PDF, SVG, MTC and WPC.   Normally I go right for the SVG to pull into my Cricut.  The MTC and WPC... I think one of them is for a Silhouette and since I don't own one of those, I really don't!  But the idea this time around was to print the PDF version, cut it out and use it as a pattern to cut some fabric.  I started off taking this pic so I could do a short photo tutorial, however, I was so engrossed in what I was doing... this is all you!  But pretty much for all of my pieces, including the flower and butterfly (these come with the file as well) I printed the pattern, pinned it to my felt or fabric and cut around them.

  You could sew your pieces on, however, I couldn't find one needle in my house, so I glued everything together... I used red line tape to put together the basket and secured my seams with more red line tape and ribbon.  some of the other pieces I just used some glue.  Everything seems to be holding up just fine... although I wouldn't try to put an eight ball in it or!

Mine will hold a little crafty gift... some embellishments for a friend's birthday perhaps.

Hope you enjoyed your stop!  Be sure to head over to the Cutting Cafe Blog to see what everyone else has created for today.  I'm pretty excited to see myself!  And while you're there, comment for a chance to win three files!


Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Love love love love this! Just ADORABLE!!!!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Your round basket is so beautiful with those wonderful flowers and a great container for objects of choice too!

Regina Easter said...

ackkkkkk this is the sweetest ever...oh my looks like something out of a cute craft it

Gail said...

I consider myself a FRIEND - and Happy Birthday to me in June! Just saying... OK seriously - this is so super duper cutie - what a grand idea - you did wonderful on the basket -- and stuffing it with goodies as well - A+

Scrapper69 said...

WOW! You have way more patience than me! I couldn't do it without my machine!! I can't cut straight to save my life!! LOL Thus - so Many Cutters in my craft space! tehehehe I LOVE your felt gift bag and the pretty butterfly! It turned out amazing!!!


Maria Pilar said...

woww, Lisa, this is a great jobe. Love this a beautiful basket. Fabs!