Big Shot Projects, Fabric, Stampin Up

Fabric Frenzy Video

Stampin Up’s Fabric Frenzy Continues….while supplies last!

Check out this awesome, and quick, video… Stampin Up really has some great ideas! I can’t wait to try making those flip flops!

Did I tell you that the 50% off discount is only while supplies last? I just ordered 10 packages… I’m sure I’ll regret not getting more, but I still have some unopened ones.

Here are directions on how to make this awesome tote:

Accessories and Tools
Chantilly 1/2″ Crochet Trim
Deck the Halls Designer Fabric:
Lining: 14″ x 24″
Outside bottom: 10-1/2″ x 14″; two at 7-1/2″ x 14″
Handles: two at 4″ x 28″
Deck the Halls Big Designer Buttons
Big Shot
Flower Folds Bigz XL Die
Perfect Setting Bigz XL Die
Beige thread
Sage thread
Cotton batting
Beige fabric
Décor-Bond by Pellon

Zigzag-stitch sides of the crochet trim together until you have created a big enough piece of fabric to run through the Big Shot.
Run crochet trim “fabric,” beige fabric, and cotton batting through Big Shot using Flower Folds Bigz XL Die cutting one 3-3/4″ flower, one 3″ flower, and one 2-1/2″ flower. Sew crochet trim “fabric,” cotton batting, and beige fabric together to create three 3-D flowers.
Iron Décor Bond to wrong side of each piece of 4″ x 28″ fabric. Fold in half with right sides facing and sew along long sides, making handles the width you desire (ours are 3/4″ wide). Turn fabric; iron flat and top stitch.
Create three ruffles for each side of bag by cutting four layers of each of the Deck the Halls fabric using the Big Shot and Perfect Settings Bigz XL Die (cupcake liner). Sew two ruffles together for each ruffle and sew to each side of the bag.
Sew Chantilly 1/2″ Crochet Trim on the top of the bag.
To create outside bottom of bag, sew a 7-1/2″ x 14″ piece to each side of 10-1/2″ x 14″ piece to create a 14″ x 24″ rectangle. Iron Décor-Bond to wrong side of outside bag bottom.
Iron Décor-Bond on the inside of bag top. Sew bag bottom to bag top.
Fold lining in half and sew the side seams. Sew across corners at 2-1/2″ to create gusset for the bottom of the bag. Repeat for the outside of bag. Turn outside of bag right-side out and slide lining inside. Fold the top of the bag down and top stitch closed, adding the handles as you do this.
Crisscross piece of Chantilly 1/2″ Crochet Trim through Big Designer Button.
Attach flower to base of handle using Chantilly 1/2″ Crochet Trim.

For a shabby chic look, wash and dry.

Well that’s all for now, I need to go finish my lesson plan for tomorrow night.
Until tomorrow, happy stamping, scrapping, and sewing!
Lynn Streifert

Big Shot Projects, Dress Cards, Fabric, Stampin Up

Fabric Frenzy! Stampin’ Up! Fabric on sale 1 week only!

fabric frenzy

Hi there Crafters- I love when I can give you a heads up about an upcoming sale! Next week we are having a “Fabric Frenzy” at Stampin’ Up! ALL our fabric is half off! Whether you are a seamstress or not–you’ll love using our high quality Designer Fabric–especially at 50 percent off! Our Designer Fabric is designed to coordinate with Stampin’ Up! inks, paper, and other accessories, and is perfect for adding a stylish touch to traditional paper projects. Available in an extra-wide fat quarters (18″ x 26″). Use it for quilting, clothing, home décor, and more!

Here are the details:

Promotion dates: Monday, March 25-Sunday, March 31, 2013

Discounted fabric is available on all order types (customer, demonstrator, workshop order, and online orders)

No minimum purchase required to receive the discount

All items are limited quantity at the discounted price; the discount will be removed once the limit is reached

Page Item Description Retail Price Sale Price
170 126892 Essentials Designer Fabric $29.95 $14.98
171 126893 Floral District Designer Fabric $9.95 $4.98
171 126894 Comfort Café Designer Fabric $9.95 $4.98
171 125411 Summer Smooches Designer Fabric $9.95 $4.98
171 125412 Twitterpated Designer Fabric $9.95 $4.98
171 122337 Timeless Portrait Designer Fabric $9.95 $4.98
171 122336 Beau Chateau Designer Fabric $9.95 $4.98
171 124066 Spice Cake Designer Fabric $9.95 $4.98
171 122335 Flirtatious Designer Fabric $9.95 $4.98
6* 129308 Tea for Two Designer Fabric $9.95 $4.98
13* 129307 More Amore Designer Fabric $9.95 $4.98

*spring catalog

If you read my very first blog on March 3, 2013 (My welcome to Lynnzcrafter’s blog post) then you noticed the birthday card I made with the Twitterpated fabric using the new Dress Framelits.

claire bday card

There are so many projects I have used fabric for over the years, I don’t have photos for them all, but here’s my Fifty Fabulous Fabric Uses: (be sure to see the photos at the end of this post)

  1. Covering canvas to create a homemade bulletin/photo/message board
  2. Throw pillows
  3. Scrapbook album cover
  4. Flower rosettes
  5. Fabric pins (Fun Flowers Bigz DieL)
  6. Baby headbands
  7. Baby onesies
  8. Packaging on gifts (instead of wrapping paper)
  9. Gift sacks (great for a nice bottle of wine gift)
  10. Torn in strips, with a fringy edge, can use on cards as a nice border
  11. Home décor (lampshade covers)
  12. Appliqué on t-shirts, canvas bags, sweatshirts (love how the Butterflies Bigz look ironed on many different items).
  13. Potpourri pouch
  14. Scissor holder
  15. Towels for every season with fabric trim
  16. Stuffed animals (teddy bears)
  17. Wallets
  18. Purses
  19. Totes and bags
  20. Tissue cover
  21. Coffee cozy
  22. Journal cover
  23. Pin cushions
  24. Jelly jar covers (for homemade jam, jellies, treats)
  25. Apron
  26. Quilts
  27. Quilted bags
  28. Barrettes
  29. Kindle cover (Nook, iPad, etc)
  30. Fabric trivet (put some crushed cinnamon sticks inside and you will smell a hint of cinnamon when you put something hot on the trivet)
  31. Folded fabric ornaments
  32. Fabric covered flip flops
  33. Pencil case
  34. Make-up case
  35. Mug caddy (insert to turn ordinary mug into a craft or office organizer)
  36. Office organizers
  37. Lunch bag
  38. Eye glasses case
  39. Holiday wreath
  40. Shoe caddy
  41. Shoe cover for travel
  42. Bible cover
  43. Rag rug
  44. Rag braided seat cushions
  45. Shower curtain
  46. Dresses or skirts
  47. Doll clothes
  48. Great for making matching outfits
  49. Key fob
  50. Cell phone cover

fabric onesie

Here is an adorable Baby Onesie with directions, courtesy of SU!


  • Pretty in Pink taffeta ribbon
  • Sizzix Big Shot
  • Pennant Bigz XL die
  • Scallop Circle #2 Bigz die
  • 1″ wide elastic
  • Sewing machine and thread
  • Baby onesie
  • Fabric


  1. Die cut 12 pennants using Big Shot and Pennant Bigz XL die. Gather and adhere to 1″ elastic using sewing machine and thread.
  2. Die cut seven small scallop circles using Big Shot and Scallop Circle #2 Bigz die. Fold over five scallops and adhere to collar of onesie using sewing machine and thread.
  3. Die cut 10 small scallop circles using Big Shot and Scallop Circle #2 Bigz die. Gather the circles across three of the scallops on the same double-thread. Tie off.
  4. To create ribbon flowerette, tie a knot in the end of Pretty in Pink taffeta ribbon, then tie a new knot every three inches. Gather the ribbon in between each knot.
  5. Adhere ribbon to flower, then sew entire piece to onesie.
  6. Wash and dry to give shabby-chic look.

fabric brooch

fabric bag

fabric bulletin boardfabric scissor holder

tissue coverfabric skirts

Last year at Leadership (2012 San Antonio) I was so excited to see Shelli and Sara come out on stage with their handmade skirts using our SU fabric!

fabric leadership bag

And this is the bag we were given at Leadership, made out of the summer smooches fabric. I love my bag and use it for all my stamping events. So what do you think? Have you fallen in love with our fabric yet?? If so, and if you want to get some at half price, join me in hopping right over to my online store on Monday morning (or hey, if you’re a night owl, the sale starts at midnight, mountain time on 3/25)… here is the link to my online store:

Go dig out all those patterns you’ve been wanting to try… I know I will!




~Until tomorrow, happy stamping, crafting, or sewing!

Lynn Streifert