Thursday, June 20, 2019

Succulents Forever

Hello and welcome to my blog. Today I am sharing my Succulents Forever because I do not have a green thumb and these are perfect.

I used Crafter's Edge Beautiful Succulents Set 1 Fab Dies designed by Tammy Tutterow.  Fab Dies are made to cut up to 6 layers of fabric, cork, wool felt, leather and other media. The cutting blade is raised slightly higher than your traditional paper crafting dies. Combined with the Crossover II die cutter it's a perfect match. Since my review of the Crossover II last week, you can read it here, I have cut faux leather, fabric, glitter vinyl and now wool felt. Each time perfect cuts. Adjusting the pressure is key to perfect results.

Fab Dies are packaged in a easy store boxes and come with a project sheet with instructions and supply list. The dies are in sealed in a poly bag within the box.

Wool felt thickness varies from manufacturer. The wool felt I used to cut the succulent layers measured approximately 2 mm. According to the Crossover II cutting guide, Wool Felt is listed at a pressure at 7 and 2 layers. I had to remove one of the layers and ran it through the machine.
It's highly recommend that you don't force the plates through the machine, instead make sure the plates are completely out of the machine and readjust the pressure. 

I cut several layers of each color wool felt. I punched two button holes on the larger succulent layers. I straightened a large paper clip and placed the bottom layers through it. I twisted the paper clip and then secured it with a bit of hot glue.
Next, I used hot glue to assemble the other layers and finally adding them to the paper clip stem.
I inserted the floral foam into the planter and arranged the succulents.

I added sequins and a tiny bead to the centers. They are perfect. I now have Succulents Forever!  {okay, maybe not forever, but for as long as the moths don't get to them}

I sure love how they turned out. I can easily change up the colors and create pretty blooms!

Thank you for stopping by and happy crafting!

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