9/21/2010

More Vinnie Pearce - and a tutorial!

Happy Wednesday! Here is another card using Vinnie's new Collection "The Apple of my Eye" available at 2Peas. And I have a little tutorial for you. But first the card:

That lovely background paper is from the collection. The lady is from the Hero Arts Clear set "Sew Stylish". What a fun set! I was inspired by a digital element Vinnie provides in the Collection to create a real jo-jo from felt to add to my card. I used some of these on this card that was published in Paper Crafts Magazine and thought you might like to know how to make these. Nothing new, but some of you might be interested. Here we go:


Start with a circle cut from felt. You can use fabric, too, but it is easier with felt, because it won't frill. Take some thread and a needle and start sewing with simple stitches like this:


It's not important to make them VERY evenly, just stitch around the edge of the circle


When you are at the end, pull your needle through to the back, to have the beginning and the end on the same side. Then just pull both ends of the thread...


...and tie a knot:


Easy. Now your felt circle looks like this:


You can leave it as it is or embellish it with whatever you like, make it a center of a flower etc. I like to sew a button on:


Voilà! I hope you liked my little tutorial. If you have any questions do not hesitate to ask!

Thanks for visiting and have a beautiful day!

Hugs,
Vanessa

15 comments:

Barbara said...

This is such a wonderful card and I love the flower tutorial! Thank you Vanessa!

Nancy said...

Your card is fabulous, Vanessa! Thanks for the tutorial, I had never thought to use felt for this technique; back in the old days we called these little round embellies- yo-yos. I appreciate the reminder of how versatile and fun they are for cards!
blessings....

Chris said...

Hi Vanessa, fab card - so retro. Thanks for the flower tutorial, I'm certainly going to give the flowers a try.

Chris x

Shalini said...

beautiful card... and thanks so much for the tute... will try one the moment i catch hold of some felt here :)

donna mikasa said...

I remember these as yo yos, too! Such a great idea to use felt and turn them into flowers! Love your card and the retro look!

Alice Wertz said...

LOVE the yummy colors in Vinnie's kit. super card, Vanessa! thanks for the wonderful tutorial, too. will have to try it!

Sarah said...

Beautiful! LOVE the color combo! I have a bunch of 'yoyos'. I should use them on some cards too.

Agata said...

So nice of you to make a tutorial about this yo-yo embellie! So sweet! Must try it soon!

Stamping Cafe said...

Beautiful card, Vanessa!! Thank you for the wonderful tutorial!

lynn said...

thanks so much for the tutorial, and i'm gonna try a felt yoyo soon:)

lynn said...

oh, my, forget to say this card and the pink published card are so cute:)

Jenny said...

I love making those!!! So fun! :) :) :) :) :) Such a cute card!!!

Heather Maria said...

This is such a cute, fun card Vanessa! Thanks for the brilliant tutorial too!

Anke said...

WOW das schaut ja super aus, vielen lieben Dank für diese interessante Anleitung.

Liebe Grüße
von Anke

scrapcat said...

i never thought about using felt for these yo yo flowers. Great idea! thanks for the tutorial!