Thursday, December 5, 2013

Avery Elle December/January Release Blog Hop


Good morning folks!!  I'm here this lovely winter day for the Avery Elle December/ January Release Blog Hop!  Have you been checking out the previews on the Avery Elle blog?  Then you know this is a big release!  I have to say there's something in this release for everyone:)  Today, I'm working with the new die set, Pinked Elle-ments Dies!  This is one of those sets that can go anywhere.  It's so versatile, it even made me forget about cards (at least for one day;)...


Now call me crazy, but when I looked at this set, I saw pasta!  Felt pasta!  We have some teenies in our family and I love making them homemade gifts.  Nothing says love from Auntie JJ like a handmade gift:)  This set was just PERFECT for making felt pasta.   


The pinked circle and pinked square dies make great ravioli and bowtie pasta.  As you can see, I did regular, spinach, and squash pasta;)  For the ravioli, just cut two pieces, stuff with a little pillow filler (or scrap felt), and sew up.  For the bowtie, I just cut a square, folded it, and then tacked down the middle.  This is a great project for any level of sewist (I hate the word "sewers", lol!).


I put all my little yummies into a muslin bag that I gussied up with a label.  I couldn't resist using "Auntie Pasta";)  To make my label, I used the large pinked rectangle and cut out letters with the new Avery's Alpha Dies.  I used Aleene's glue for the letters.  This glue works really, really well with felt.  And the dies cut felt like butter!


And to end this post, here's the teenies that inspired this play food and will be getting "Auntie Pasta"! 


My lovely teamies have some fantastic projects!  Go check them out now!  
 Kristen Foreman (our wonderful guest designer)
Nina Yang
Heather Campbell
JJ Bolton (you are here:)

To celebrate our December/January Release Blog Hop, Avery Elle is giving away a $25 Gift Certificate to one random winner.  To enter to win just comment on this post.  There is no purchase necessary and you must be 18 years of age or older to enter.  This giveaway is void where prohibited.  You can also do options 2, 3, 4, 5 or all 6 of the following to increase your chances of winning. You have until midnight Sunday, December 8th to enter.  The winner will be announced on the Avery Elle Blog on Monday, December 9th .  All products are available for purchase in the Avery Elle store right now.
To enter to win you can do 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 or all 6 of the following to increase your chances:
  1. Comment on any of the design team's posts and/or here on the Avery Elle Blog
  2. Follow us on Twitter and tweet the contest (we are @averyellestamps )
  3. Follow us on Facebook (we are www.facebook.com/AveryElle ) and share us with your friends - make sure they tell us you sent them.
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Mahalo and Aloha,
jj

55 comments:

  1. You have really outdone yourself, JJ! What an amazing idea. I just love the way your mind works. ;)

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  2. I love your "Auntie Pasta." How clever! Never in a million years would I have thought of pasta by looking at this die set.

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  3. ROTFL! I love the felt pasta! The sentiment on the bag is hilarious. Your creativity always astounds me. :)

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  4. OMG!!! I love, love, love the felt pasta JJ! Such a cute project! Your nieces are going to have lots of fun :D

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  5. OMG that is just amazing what a clever idea to have done for the little ones and I'm sure they will have a ton of fun playing with it :)

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  6. wow this is amazing.. very clever and fun..

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  7. Hehehhe these pastas are sooo cute!

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  8. Another wow project! I so wish you still lived in Hawaii. I would so pay to be a fly on your wall to see your crafty brain at work. Those are some blessed kiddos to have such a creative Auntie!

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  9. Adorable!! Wish I had teenies around to make this for the holidays.

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  10. I'm killing myself over "auntie pasta" - hee hee. This is so amazing!

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  11. I love your "auntie pasta". And it makes me chuckle, too. I've made felt food before for my nieces and these dies sure make quicker work than cutting all the squares out with pinking shears. ANd the bowtie pasta is genius. And this fabulous gift couldn't be going to more darling little girls.

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  12. What a clever idea. The dies do look like pieces of paste. I'm sure the kids are going to love playing "cook" with this food. thanks for sharing such a great idea.

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  13. This is so gosh darn stinkin' cute!!

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  14. Oh gosh, this is all sorts of adorable!!! TFS!!!

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  15. Oh my word, I don't know what I'm more impressed with ... the perfectly shaped felt pasta, or your clever take on the name! It's a toss-up, they're both out-of-this-world fun. My 6 year old son still plays with pretend food. It's really the only toy from his baby years that he still plays with. Your nieces should get lots of use out of your pasta!

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  16. Oh this is so clever and adorable, JJ ... what a fabulous idea! Anita (in France) :)

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  17. Such lucky girls to be receiving such a great gift!

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  18. Awesome. I love how your brain works! :)

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  19. This Rocks JJ....LOVE LOVE LOVE!!

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  20. This is just toooooo cute! Love!

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  21. You are just too clever, JJ! I love how you think outside the box, and this is brilliant! Thanks for making me smile...and for sharing the pic of those darling teenies!!!

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  22. Haha! FABULOUS!! You are the best aunty in the whole wide world! :-)

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  23. OMG!!!! this is awesome!!! what lucky littles!

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  24. This is seriously one of the most fun projects I have ever seen

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  25. What a great idea! They
    came out so cute and
    fun.
    Carla from Utah

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  26. Such a cool project JJ! I may case your idea! TFS

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  27. How stinking cute are those teenies?! And your Auntie Pasta is so awesome...very clever and practical!

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  28. Wow, definitely a creative use for these dies!

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  29. pretty sure it is killing me how adorable that felt pasta is! how brilliant!

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  30. what an adsolutely adorable idea! The pasta looks perfect!

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  31. What a cute idea! Thanks for the inspiration to use products other than paper!

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  32. i got a chuckle outta this one!

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  33. OMG that felt pasta play kit is so cute!!! What a fun idea!!!

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  34. What a great die set and such a creative way to use them. Great idea!

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  35. OMG...what a hoot. You're so clever and that bag made me guffaw...such a terrific idea.

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  36. What an awesome gift for those two little cuties!!! So creative. LOVE it!

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  37. These are just the most brilliant, fun playthings and I know several little one who would adore this little bag full of pasta! JJ, you are such an inspiration! What a great release. Bev : )

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  38. You are a pasta/die genius! I LOVE this! So adorable, they girls are going to love them!!!

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  39. This is such a cute idea!! Love it!!

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  40. Wow! Love this craft project. I would love to do one for my little girl too, so lovely

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  41. Brilliant idea, love this creative use of the dies :)

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  42. What a cool idea! What an awesome gift and fun food item to play with! Great work!! Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

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  43. What an adorable play set for those cuties! Love the new dies

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  44. This is what happens when a foodie and a cardmaker would do when they get together--making Auntie Pasta! YOU make it happen! What a brilliant idea, JJ! Love this so much!

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  45. What a hoot! Your two dollies are going to have a blast with your soft felt pasta! They are going to have a few stories when they are old too : )

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