Trendy Tuesday – Felt

Trendy Tuesday – Felt
by Katherine Elliot

Soft and fuzzy, like a favorite teddy bear, felt can be a wonderful addition to your paper craft projects.  Use your scissors or a favorite die to create felt shapes to embellish a project and you have something beautiful and fun to touch.   Felt can be found at any of your favorite craft stores, as well as at on-line retailers.  Some brands, like Papertrey Ink, offer colors intended to match your other favorite paper craft products.

Papertrey Ink felt shown above, image source

 Felt is made in as wide a variety of colors as your favorite cardstock.  You can combine traditional colors, or non-traditional colors to make some very pretty holiday cards like the one shown below…

Jolly Christmas card by Debbie Olson, complete instructions and image source

 Simply cut, felt is a wonderful soft, textural addition to use with any of your favorite trends.  The felt shown in the next card combines more Trendy Tuesday favorites, banners and baker”s twine.

Joy to the World card by Debbie Olson, image source

Die cut felt shapes make wonderful embellishments.  Cut flowers, frames, shapes, and letters using your favorite dies with felt then adhere the shapes on other traditional paper layers to create a project that can really stand out.

Thank You card by Kalyn Kepner, image source paper is love

Felt frame card by Danielle Flanders, image source Homespun with Heart


Felt letters with felt flower card by Lisa Adessa, image source I”m in Haven

A die cut cloud softly floats above the main image in the card below…

 Felt cloud card by Lori Tecler, image source Inking Aloud

Change it up by using some soft embellishments instead of plastic or metal ones,  like the felt buttons shown in the card below…

Felt Button Grid Thank You Card from Carla Schauer Designs

Felt button card by Carla Schauer, image source Carla Schauer Designs

 You can be very creative making your own shapes with felt.  Remember felt craft projects from elementary school?  Now that you are grown up, you can get a “do-over” and make something you are really proud of!  Felt stitched layers look super cute, like the sweet little owl Kalyn Kepner created for her project shown below…

 Stitched felt card by Kalyn Kepner, image source paper is love

 Popular companies, like Papertrey Ink and My Favorite Things, offer colored felt you can buy to match your project, and other companies, like Stampin” Up!,  Prima and American Crafts offer pre-made felt shapes to add to your projects.


Stampin” Up! stitched felt accent card by Julie Davison, image source Julie”s Stamping Spot


Prima felt flower embellishments, image source

American Crafts - Pebbles - New Arrival Collection - Felt Embellishments - Boy

American Crafts felt accents, image source

 Whether you are crafting for the holidays or any other occasion, adding felt is a great way to add a soft touch to a card for someone special.  I feel all warm and fuzzy inside just looking at these beautiful projects…

Peace card by Karen Motz, image source

Felt flower birthday card by Judi Collins, image source Stampingalatte

Now I”m ready to try my hand at a few felt things, how about you?
Hope you enjoyed today”s post.  Keep crafting everyone!

5 replies on “Trendy Tuesday – Felt”

  1. Great article. I want to get out the felt and create something. Thank you for the ideas and the opportunity to win a year subscription to PCL.

  2. Every single one of these cards is extra special! I feel a trip to the fabric store is in my future. I’m sure the cheap squares of felt I have would work, but these look to be of higher quality. Maybe I’ll practice on my cheap stuff first…. Thanks for the truly unique inspiration pieces.

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