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8.19.2009

Embellishments: Felties by Sassafras

{Reported by Aly Dosdall}

When I first saw the sneak peaks for the new Sassafras felties, I just knew I had to have some! How could you resist adding fun texture with those cute little monsters and critters? I was lucky enough to get my hands on some and can’t wait to share my review and projects with you. I really enjoyed playing with these cuties!

What they are:
Felties are die-cut felt embellishments that are super easy to use. All you have to do is peel and stick! They are backed with adhesive foam that can be repositioned on the layout once or twice immediately after adhering. (Just be careful not to pull the felties off their adhesive backing.) They are well made with fine detailed stitching on some, and tiny googly eyes on others. The felt is beautifully cut and they are more durable than I expected being so small. I love that they come in common colors and themes so they are easy to mix and match with several other manufacturers’ products. They are the perfect size for scrapbooking, cardmaking, and other papercrafting projects. At about $ 0.45-0.83 (USD) an individual piece they are pretty economical as well.

What I liked:
1. Themes and colors that are common and easy to match with other manufacturers’ products
2. Beautiful craftsmanship, and perfect size
3. Super easy to apply to any project

What I didn’t like:
1. I would love to see baby and holiday themed lines of these
2. It would also be nice to have the option to buy several of one particular piece (without all the others in the set) if you plan on making several copies of the same card (ie announcements, invites, holiday greetings)
3. On one or two that I used the adhesive backing came close to detaching from the felties when I pulled them off the packaging. If you know this ahead of time, and pull carefully by getting your finger nail behind the adhesive, it’s not a problem at all

What I made:

Birthday card

Supplies Smooth cardstock: Georgia-Pacific – Felt accents: Sassafras Lass – Brad: The Paper Studio – Font: Cluff (Hallmark) – Software: Photoshop CS2

We {Heart} Bugs layout

Supplies Cardstock: Core’dinations – Patterned paper: Jillibean Soup and Black River Designs (blue polka) – Fabric thickers: American Crafts – Chipboard heart: Colorbok - Journaling spots: Jillibean Soup – Felt bugs: Sassafras Lass – Decorative scissors: Fiskars – Black pen: Zig Memory System

Set of bookmarks



Supplies Cardstock: Core’dinations – Patterned paper: Black River Designs and Jillibean Soup (orange) – Ribbon, twill, and ric rac: Jillibean Soup and Offray (purple) – Letter stickers: American Crafts – Felt accents: Sassafras Lass – Buttons, brads, and eyelets: The Paper Studio – Circle punch: Marvy Uchida – Circle cutter: EK Success – Black pen: Zig Memory System – Font: CK Truetype

Where and how much:
Product name:
Felties
Manufacturer: Sassafras Lass
MSRP: $4.99 (per set)
Available at: twopeasinabucket.com, scrapbook.com, *scrapgal.com (according to the Sassafras site new felties ship at the end of August, so check back at these sites in September)

What do YOU think?
Are they something you see yourself using on layouts, cards, or other paper projects? Have you used these before? Did you like using them? Tell us what YOU think!

21 comments:

NanaBeth said...

I love felties-they make me smile!

Anonymous said...

Cute..but not my style.I would not spend the money on them but the cards are a good way to use them.

Anonymous said...

Your bookmarks are SUPER cute! I love the idea of using them for kid projects but would not use the felties on my pages (definitely not my style). I would love to know how you made the bookmarks- did use paperclip underneath? Hope you share your bookmark instructions. Thanks!

The Lonely Scrapbooker said...

In general I'm not a big fan of felt embellishments, but these are super cute. I might pick up a pack. I love what YOU did with them here.

Avital said...

OMG, they are soooooo adorable. I wish I had loads of each and every one of them to make many-many cards for my niece and nephews.

Etta said...

Absolutely! These are adorable. I just added all the ones available to my wish list at scrapbook.com and can't wait to get ALL of them! LOVE all your projects, too.

Jenn said...

I think they are the cutest things ever!! Love them

Gayle215 said...

These are SUPER cute! I agree with you that a holiday line would be a nice addition.

Sarah said...

These felties are cute. I especially like the flowers!!

Jennifer said...

OMG such great projects! I LOVE the new felties and can't wait to get them. Now I have extra projects to use them for! Thank you!

Jenn in Vancouver

Aly D said...

Hi "anonymous"! Thanks for your comments about the bookmarks. I'll quickly share how I made those. The base is a 2x6 strip of cardstock. The circles were made using a 2inch and 2.5 inch circle punch (a circle cutter or circle journaling die cuts would work). I attached the circles to the strips at the circles' mid-point using brads and eyelets only--no other adhesive. That way they can lay over the top of the page as shown in my photos. Hope that helps! Email me if you have any other questions: dosdallda@juno.com

kgscrapper said...

I think these are super cute. I have not seen them in my area. I am making a scrapbook(s) for my Godson, The bugs and truck would be a great inspiration for pages.

Vicki said...

Oh yeah, some of those are must haves. I really like the look of these. Those bookmarks are fantastic.

Shelley Haganman said...

Love, love, love the bookmarks and the card is just adorable!

Erika M. said...

Felties are so too cute! I love them and have used them. I do agree that it would be nice to purchase several of just one feltie without having to purchase the whole set.

Jen said...

I adore felties! I spend a small fortune buying them up when they first came out. I can't find a store in Canada that sells them yet.
I have yet to actually use my felties. I love them so much, I want them in my stash forever.

ShellyJ said...

I havent been able to get my fingers on this babies, but i think that they are stinkin' cute!

Melissa said...

I LOVE THESE! They are so great and I'm glad that someone other then Making Memories is making them, because that means more variety!

Your bookmarks are adorable. I'm making bookmarks for my book group for Christmas and may have to check back for a few of your quotes. Super cute!

Michelle said...

These felties are so right up my alley. LOVE 'em! I have 3 boys and could totally see myself using them time and again on boy LO's. So cute!

~shellbell78

marisa said...

I would use these on everything!! Those bookmarks are the cutest!

Amanda Profumo said...

How cute are those bookmarks? Seriously, I will be making those today! LOVE them! I also think that LO is precious!
I make my own felties too! Check them out:
www.CraftyPaperGirl.Etsy.com

Thanks for Sharing!!