[Felt Crafts] #11 – Bear Card Holder

Hello Hello,,

Today is a felt craft , from a the title you can see it’s a Card Holder in the form of a bear?

Anyways, its fairly simple and you can customize it to any shape, animal – whatever you want ^^

So here we go !

9Completed

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Materials

Materials

  • Orange felt
  • White felt
  • Brown felt
  • Orange thread
  • Brown Thread
  • Red thread
  • Pins
  • Needle
  • Ribbon (optional)
  • Ball chain (optional)

Template: The main rectangle is basically the size of a normal card (e.g. Library Card) + 0.5 cm around all the edges (9 cm x 6.5 cm). Everything else is up to whatever shape or design you want.

2 x Main Rectangle
2 x Main Rectagle + centre cut out ( the size of this depends on you)
4 x Ears
2 x Ear details (the brown bit)
2 x Eyes
1 x Snout
1 x nose

2SewingEars

  • On each ear sew the brown part onto the middle of it 
  • Then take the other piece of the ear and sew together using blanket stitch

Sewing Face

  • Then on one rectangle, arrange how you want the face to be
  • Sew the face details on + blush marks. I drew it on at the end because I forgot..
  • Then on the main rectangle with the cut out, take both pieces and sew the inside part together

Sew edges

  • Take the main rectangle and the face rectangle and sew one edge + Ear
  • Take the two  rectangles with the cut out, and sew one edge as well
  • These edges will be the opening of where the card will be placed

5SewingEtogether

  • Place the main rectangle and the one with the cut out together 
  • Start sewing them together, avoiding the edges you just sewed ( so you will be sewing 4 layers of felt, and only three sides because you don’t need to sew the edges from before)
  • Place the other ear as you move along
  • Once you get to the corner or top of the card holder, you can place your ribbon and sew it in place

6Completed

  • And it’s completed !
  • Here it is with my bus card ( I stuck a Rilakkuma card sticker on it)

7Completed

  • Here is what I mean with the edges. 
  • They become the opening of where you place your card and the other end is sealed

8Completed

Here it is attached to my phone

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You can see it’s about 0.5cm larger on all sides of the card

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And there you go !

It’s fairly simple once you get all the cutting of the felt out of the way ^^
I might even have some pre-cut out pieces of different designs on sale in my etsy…

MaybeMaybe..

Hope you liked this post !

Thanks for viewing !

-Cyn

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Cold Porcelain : Clay review (?)

Hello Hello !

So, if you’ve read my Quick Update post, you’ll see that I had edited it and striked out the “Cold Porcelain, Lying down pink Rilakkuma”.

Now, the reason why I don’t really want to post it is because Cold Porcelain is kind of hard to work with. As it an air dry clay, it does dry while you are working on it. If you don’t know already, I always make up things a long the way – this is why it takes long for me to make a creation, and why cold porcelain isn’t exactly suited to me.

In the comments of the site I got the recipe off, there were complaints about cracking, and that is exactly what happened to me. Like I said before, the CP dries as you work on it so when I was blending, it did get a bit difficult. The clay is also quite soft so it does lose its’ shape easily when you handle it a lot.

Here is the bear I made. As you can see, it is unfinished. I just needed to add the snout details, but still, I’m not very satisfied with this creation (that’s also why I don’t really want to upload it) :

Incomplete bearI don’t really think it is a Rilakkuma anymore. It’s just going to be a normal bear D: It doesn’t meet the standard of Rilakkuma !

If you look closely, you’ll see little lines of where I had tried to blend. I didn’t want to press too hard when I was blending because it would have changed the shape.

This image is about a couple of hours after I left it:

Cracks in the clay

As you can see, the cracks are VERY visible. Again, these are only a couple of hours since I made the bear. It has been a couple of days now, the shrinkage and cracks are even worse.I used toothpicks to attach the head to the body, and you can see a little bit of the toothpicks.

The cracks are just mainly where I blended pieces of clay together so I guess CP is okay if you aren’t going to blend a lot.

Just a note , I also made a second batch of CP using :

1 cup – Glue
1 cup – cornstarch
2 tbsp – mineral oil (I used vaseline)
2 tbsp – Lemon juice

Maybe I overcooked it or maybe this recipe isn’t correct ( the comment said it worked for them), but yeah. This is even worse than my first batch.
It’s REALLY elastic and you can’t blend AT ALL…. what am I going to do with all the wasted glue ? I was really looking forward to working with this Cold porcelain….

For now, I’m just going to use it for small things like adding volume to a clay creation or something. I don’t really know..

Any suggestions ?

-Thanks for reading this quite long post. I’m just a bit disappointed that CP didn’t work the way I wanted it to D;

-Cyn

Happy Valentines day <3 : Valentine Bear Paperweight + card holder

Hey there !

As you can see from my previous post, I was DEFINITELY going to post a Valentine themed craft on Tuesday ;D
Well, It’s Monday 11:30pm right now, I actually JUST finished the craft one hour ago…. yes, it took me very very long…

I was actually going to post the tutorial up tomorrow after school but,,, I don’t want to keep you waiting ><
(also, think about the editing x__x )

So I’ll leave you with this !
It is a  “Bear paperweight + a card holder”.

Tutorial will be up as soon as I finish editing ! Happy Valentines day !

Valentine Themed bear paper weight + card holder

I tried to make it “Valentined themed” as much as possible… but .. I really could not think of anything else but chocolate.
And we all know chocolate for Valentines is abused every year – so I do not that for this post !

(see the heart shaped ears and nose ? ohoho ! The rosy cheeks and pink colour theme :D = valentines okay ? )

– Hope you’re satisfied with this creation !

-Cyn