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Acorn Trend Watch with Bonus Tutorial

We’d like to welcome Julie Ann Shahin as today’s Guest Poster!  Julie Ann is Creative Team Member for {We Are} Storytellers, PrimaHybrid, and Design Team Member for Say it With Letters.  To view Julie Ann’s full bio, please click here plus more details are at the bottom of this post.  To see her blog, click here and her portfolio can be viewed here.

In this post, Julie Ann shares her explorations on the acorn theme that has been quite popular recently as well as a tutorial on how she made a sweet acorn project altered with felt.  Don’t forget to sign up for your chance at her giveaway also! (Details below.)  Click any photo to enlarge for greater detail.

Acorn Trend Watch with Bonus Tutorial

**Giveaway Details at Bottom**
by Julie Ann Shahin, Guest Blogger for Scrapscene

1. Hand-carved Acorn Stamp by WhimsybyJess; 2. Handstamped Acorn Notecard by ahetland; 3. Acorn Onesie by jkhilldesigns; 4. Fall Essentials Gift Set by pammydawn; 5. Mr. Squirrel Pendant by caughtredhanded; 6. Pet Acorn in My Pocket by sewsewsuckurtoe; 7. Halloween Gift Tags by AshleybugGiftWrap

Acorn Shape by damboisedesigns

 

Bonus Tutorial – How to Alter with Felt & Embroidery

Supply List
Acorn Wood Shape (8 Inch) from damboisedesigns
Embossed Brown Felt
Embossed Tan Felt
Embroidery Floss
Aqua Stickles
Fabric Glue
Orange Felted Fabric
Aqua Felted Rope
Chipboard Glitter Letters
Patterned Paper


Instructions: Follow the steps below to cut the felt to fit the shape as shown below.

  

Instructions and description of a stem stitch from Embroiderers Guild

 

Instructions and description of a cross-stitch from Embroiderers Guild {Also illustrated in the next photo in Step 11}

 

Instructions for Straight Stitch and for French Knots from Embroiderers Guild

And the finished product:

 

Free Downloadable Instructions (PDF)

About Julie Ann Shahin:
Her tutorials and articles have gained an international audience while she served as Creative Editor, then Special Projects Director, and Social Network Administrator for Scrapbook Dimensions Magazine from it’s premiere in February 2007 until July 2008. Julie Ann’s work has been in Creating Keepsakes, Scrapbook Trends, Paper Trends, {former} Scrapbook Answers, Digital Scrapbooking, Digital Artist Magazine, Creative TECHniques, as well as a handful of books and international publications. Her projects have appeared on air on QVC as well as at industry tradeshows such as CHA and Memory Trends. Her design team work is seen at Prima Hybrid, Say It With Letters, and {we are} storytellers. Visit Julie Ann’s blog: Inspiration for Generation C and sign up for notifications to receive blog updates.

Julie Ann’s Giveaway Details:
Be one of the first ten persons to sign up for Julie Ann’s "Our Amazing Life" Acrylic Album class at The Paper Garden (Date: October 12, 2008) featuring Prima’s Build-A-Book Shapes and receive for free a 3" felt replica of the acorn that has been hand-embroidered by Julie Ann (a $7 value).


One Comment

  1. Posted 6 years ago | Permalink

    I googled my self for the first time in a while and discoverd Mr. Squirrell in your super cute blog!!

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