Tuesday, April 19, 2011

KaDoodle Bug Designs Hippity Hop Blog Hop

Hey Friends! Welcome to the KaDoodle Bug Desgins Hippity Hop Blog Hop! There are a lot of fun stuff going on at KaDoodle Bug Designs!

KaDoodle Bug Designs will be having a daily title freebie and a sale during the hop.

SALE - 50% off of $25 or more

Furthermore, you may win a prize if you play along in our hop!
The blog hop starts today and ends on April 21st!
The winner will be announced on Friday April 22nd!

For my blog, the prize is your choice of winning the tote I created or your choice of a mini collection at KaDoodle Bug Designs!

To play along:

Comment this post

Follow my blog by clicking on the "follow" button in the followers box to the right of my blog

If you have a Facebook account, stop by the KaDoodle Bug Design Facebook page and "like" their page

You have a multiple chances to win prizes from the other designers blog by commenting their post as well. There are different prizes to be given out so be sure to hop on to the next designer's blog:

Dianne Shiflet of Dianne's Scrappy Creations

If you get lost in the hop or there's a break in the link, here are the list of participants.

KaDoodle Bug Designs Blog
Maria Bell (that's me)
Dianne Shiflett
Stacy Smith
Amanda Richardson
Lisa Peters
Corrine Paul
Deborah Foti
Martha Galves

Just a bit of information on my project. I decided rather than creating a paper craft project with the KaDoodle Bug Designs "Melvin the Bear" cutting file, I decided to create a fabric/sewing project by cutting the shape on to felt and paper piecing them together on to a canvas tote! Cutting files are not only for paper crafting, you can also use them on fabric to create designs on clothing, bags, and other projects.

What I did was cut the shapes on card stock using my Cricut Machine then traced the shapes on to felt. You can also cut the shapes on to fabric using your Cricut Machine by stiffening your fabric with a fabric stiffner, allowing it to dry, then directly cutting the shape on to the fabric using your Cricut or cutting machine.

Using "Craft Fuse" interfacing, I ironed the interfacing to the bear shapes then using "Liquid Stitch", an adhesive for fabrics, I attached the bear shape on to the canvas tote. I've never tried it but you could probably iron the interfacing to fabric then try cutting the fabric directly from your cutting machine. Maybe I'll try it next time. The only problem would be is that you'll end up wasting fabric.

If you want to add shapes to clothing, you may do it in the same manner or attach the design by straight stitching it on to the fabric or using a zig zag stitch. I couldn't stitch the design on to my bag because my tote was already completely made.

Anyway. . .don't forget to COMMENT my post, follow my blog, and "like" KaDoodle Bug Designs" on FB for your chance to win a prize, and hop on to the next designer's blog! Stop by KaDoodle Bug Designs and check out all the cute cutting files and digital images available!!!

Good luck!! That's it for today! Hope you all have a wonderful Tuesday!


Anonymous said...

oh wow such a pretty bag... I am a new follower of your blog.

Lisa R. said...

What a sweet bag. Love the detail you put into the bear. Great project. Thanks for sharing. joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

Amanda said...

Cute!! I am a new follower of your blog and liked KaDoodle Bug Designs on FB! Thanks for the chance to win!

amandawoodau at hotmail dot com

Sher said...

The bag is so cute! and thanks for the tips on making one!! ;)
I am a follower and already a fan of Kadobble and Diane's facebook. I can't wait to look around your blog for more ideas :)


Amy K said...

I love the tote bag. It is great to see what else, besides just paper layouts we can make with the cutting files. I am a new follower here.


Julie's Creative Pieces said...

What a great idea...Love it

Peggy said...

Great blog. Love the tote. Starting my Tuesday off by "hopping" along with everyone on the blog hop. Have a great day. I am a follower of your blog. PeggyLea3@hotmail.com

Trisha said...

Very cute tote. I will have to try designing a tote with the paper piecings. Thanks for the inspiration. I am a new follower and already a fan of kaDoodle Bug Designs on facebook. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

PixiesDelight said...

great tote!!!
Thanks for doing the hop!!! Lots of fun!

Vicki G said...

WOW! Maria, this is gorgeous! So darned cute!



Patricia Mae said...

Very cute tote, thanks for the inspiration. What a great start to the hop.

yougotmel said...

I LOVE this....I think I will make my niece one for her birthday!

LBrocchi said...

Adorable bag! I'm a new follower of yours and can't wait to see all your fun creations. I've been a Kadoodle bug fan on FB since the beginning!

-Lauren B
lbrocchi at gmail dot com

Stephanie K said...

Soooo stinkin cute!!! New follower and looking forward to seeing all your projects! Thanks for sharing and thanks for the chance to win!!


joydee1963 said...

Such a cute bear tote,I am a new follower,already did "like on fb for kadoodle. joydee1963 at yahoo dot com

Anna said...

What an adorable tote. Just so cute. Thanks for the chance to win. I am a new follower. I've liked KaDoodle on FB for a while.
annadowdy at gmail dot com

Cher said...

I really LIKE your bear! Thank you for the info on cutting felt.Blessings.

Child_of_Faith said...

wow, so adorable! what a great way to use the SVG file..love it!


Pam said...

Such a cute tote! Love all of your totes! I'm a long time follower.

Chrisd said...

What as sweet bag you created and a perfect idea for my grandnieces.On with the hop!

Unknown said...

ALL of your bags are adorable!!! Love all your different crafts, very cute! TFS
stampinlara at yahoo dot com

Sherrie K. said...

Wow!! I LOVE your darling bag! Oh, so cute!
I am a new follower of yours, would love if you would stop by my blog and follow too:) Can't want to see what else you create!
Sherrie K

Lolis said...

What a beautiful tote! I love visiting your blog you always have the most inspiring projects, thanks for the opportunity to win. I would love to win your tote!

Corrine said...

Love this idea~ GREAT WORK!! Corrine http://celebratingordinarymoments.blogspot.com/

JustYolie said...

Oh my goodness, this bag is adorable...love the polka dots!! So cute!

Loopy said...

just found your blog and loving what I seen xxx

Beth aka BR-T said...

This is fabulous I love all the felt detail!

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