Friday, February 19, 2016

Felt Gift Bag Toppers & Blog Hop

Hello and welcome. I'm honored to be a part of the Simon Says Stamp's Reason To Smile Blog Hop today. I have a project to share using a die from the collection that is intended to be used with felt.

With it, I created some gift bag toppers...
I know that Easter is around the corner, but I wanted to create a non-traditional, colorful "boy" and "girl" bunny as an accent for a couple of baby shower gifts. I used THIS bunny die and die-cut it from several colors of felt. I did a very basic stitch (as I'm not good with a needle and thread) using THIS floss and used THIS glue to add on some playful googly eyes and bows. Before finishing all the stitching, I added some cotton to the inside to make them fluffy...
Also while I was stitching, I added a larger loop of string on top so that I could use one of THESE mini clothespins to attach the piece to the bag. In keeping with the theme, I stamped the baby sentiment from THIS stamp directly on the bag. Here's a closer look...


I also want to share my felt organization since some of you asked about it from THIS Instagram post. I keep mine in a wooden holder that I found in Target's dollar spot. I was inspired by my sweet friend, Jennifer McGuire. Her felt organization is awesome (you can find it HERE), but I wanted to do some mini swatches that I could attach to the front of my holder...
I created some one inch squares using THIS punch and THIS paper. I used THIS label maker to create the labels and THIS die set to create the felt hearts. I used THIS metal adapter plate to get a nice cut through the felt.
This particular storage box holds twenty seven rolls of felt, but it could probably hold a couple more comfortably. These are all of my Taylored Expressions rolls of felt.
I attached each square to the holder using Velcro. This way I can pull them off easily to match up colors and create color combos...
P.S. If you're interested in seeing another project using products from the new release, I shared a card set yesterday on my blog HERE.

Now how about a Giveaway!?

GIVEAWAY
Simon Says Stamp is picking one winner from each blog hop stop to win a Goody Bag valued at $50. Leave a comment below to enter. The winners will be drawn Tuesday, February 23rd. Good Luck!

KEEP HOPPING
Click HERE for the next stop on the hop and visit my kind and talented friend, Debby Hughes. To start at the beginning of the hop, click HERE.

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668 comments:

  1. love that bunny die, and how your organized your felt, clever with the velcro. Shame the die is a bit too expensive for me to justify buying it, but i might cave as i see all these fab projects with it, thanks for sharing

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  2. Super cute bunnies. I love your storage solution. Thank you for sharing.

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  3. Like the cute felt bunnies. They are a sweet Spring creation. Have a BEE-utiful day!
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBeew"

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  4. I love this idea and your bunnies are super cute....hugs

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  5. I love the bunnies!! Also a very clever idea for storage.

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  6. That bunny is adorable and what a lovely gift bag idea!

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  7. These little bunnies are adorable. These would be PERFECT for attaching to my Easter baskets. Thank you so much for the inspiration:)

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  8. Those little bunnies are the cutest! The googlie eyes cracked me up.

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  9. How cute is that!!?! And for once I am ahead of the trend--I already have a respectable collection of wool felt!

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  10. Adding felt accents to gift packaging... Brilliant!! You're fueling my need to grow my felt collection! Love it!!

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  11. Love your cards. They are so beautiful.the little bunny is the cutest ever. .

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  12. Those felt bunnies are incredibly cute!

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  13. Oh wow! Amzing projects! Thanks for sharing!!!! The felt bunnies are so cute!!!

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  14. Adorbs to the max Heather! and I love seeing your clever creation for storing felt! Thank you!

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  15. What a great organization idea! Love that you can see all the colors so easily.

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  16. So cute!!! Thanks for sharing...

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  17. Such cute little bunny bags. And that felt -- swoon

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  18. I love the idea of die cutting felt. It is just another way to use them! Bunny's are always a favorite!

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  19. Your bunny toppers are adorable! And I love the mini swatches on your felt organizer. So cute!

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  20. Those bunnies are so cute and I love your felt storage. Great idea!

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  21. Everything is so cute! I love your felt storage. My felt is just stuck in a drawer right now but I may be changing that after seeing what you have done.

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  22. Super sweet bunnies...and your felt storage is genius...!!!

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  23. Super sweet bunnies...and your felt storage is genius...!!!

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  24. Looks like a good project to do with kids.

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  25. Very cute felt items. Love the storage idea.

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  26. Wow, you are organized! This is a great release, and your bunnies are so cute!

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  27. This is such a great release!

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  28. I like the felt organization. It is nice to see it all yet have it contained.

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  29. I love the idea of hanging the little felt items on a gift bag. I love making these but could not think of how to use them other than as an ornament. This is a great idea. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  30. This is a cute idea and I know a few kids who would love it!

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  31. these are so cute! the different sized eyes were the perfect fun touch!

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  32. Oh what cute bunnies! My grandkids would love if I made those for them!

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  33. Heather - I love those felt bunnies and how you organized your felt as well - Thanks for the hop and for sharing your work - have a blessed day!

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  34. These little felt bunnies are adorable!

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  35. Goodness these are adorable! What a cute way to jazz up a gift bag!

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  36. These bunnies make my day! There is nothing cuter in felt today! Your ability to showcase them on anything and everything really helps Simon Says Stamp sell this adorable bunny punch. I also love the way that you store your felt. I wish I was so organized! You motivate me!!

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  37. Love your sweet bunnies! Simply adorable!

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  38. The bunnies are so cute. Love your storage for the felt.

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  39. Thanks for a great storage tip.

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  40. These are most adorable! New follower here.

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  41. Omg...those felt bunnies are just too cute!

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  42. Oh Heather, these bunnies are WAY TOO CUTE! You did a fantastic job on them!
    (I did little Christmas bear ornaments for my children, years ago from felt, and it was a really fun project. We still have them.)

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  43. Clever way to organize all your felt! :)

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  44. Your bunnies are so cute. This is something I want to try ... using the bunny and basket dies with felt. Awesome release!

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  45. The bunny tags are adorable and your felt organizing idea is so clever, I might scraplift it, I hope you don't mind! Thanks for sharing Heather!

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  46. The bunnies are adorable. I would probably make them with card stock since I don't need to invest more money in felt right now.

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  47. Very cute to use the bunny as a baby tag... Love the felt. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  48. The bunnies are super cute! Your felt organization is awesome, I just love looking at it and wouldn't want to use it.

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  49. The bunnies are so cute! Great idea!

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  50. Love your felt storage! Oh, and the little bunnies are really cute, too. Thank you for sharing

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  51. Super cute bunnies! I love your idea for storing you felt. Thanks for sharing!

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  52. Adorable bunny bag decorations. And that felt storage! Love, love the felt too!

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  53. Your bunnies are such a cute addition to a baby gift!

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  54. Cute! And I love the way you organized your felt!

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  55. Love your hand stitched bunny buddies! They are adorable.

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  56. Heather you are so crafty and I just love your felt organization, amazing!

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  57. Adorable super cute. Love the use of felt.

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  58. Love, love, love your felt storage tote, can't believe you found it at Target's dollar spot I'm gonna keep my eye out looking for another one.
    Your felt, stitched bunnies are so cute, who wouldn't want to receive one!

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  59. Cute bunnies. Love your felt storage idea.

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  60. Love the stitched bunny! So sweet!

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  61. Generous giveaway. Thanks SSS.

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  62. The bunnies are so cute. I really love this release!

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  63. Such sweet bunnies! And a very impressively organised felt holder. Love it.

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  64. Your Bunnies are sweet, thank you for sharing~!!

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  65. Such sweet bunnies, nice alternative to the traditional Easter bunnies. Love your felt organisation too!

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  66. How darling are those felt bunnies?! I love the 2 sizes of googly eyes, too! Great idea on the felt organizer!

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  67. Not only are your bunny bags darling, your organizer is a great idea.

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  68. Cute felt bunnies. Thanks for sharing.
    Thanks for sharing your felt organization.

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  69. I like your bunnies...but I think I am even more taken away by your felt organization. Thanks for revealing your secret!

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  70. Awww, bunnies! Adorable 'tags', and I love your felt organization.

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  71. Love that felt organizer you made! and the bunnies are so cute!

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  72. Love the bunny!! You could tuck one into a card as a gift!

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  73. how cute, great for classroom treats

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  74. Great organization idea! Cute bunnies!

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  75. I like your felt storage! So clever :)

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  76. OMG, your organization is amazing!!1 I never cared much for felt before but after seeing your bunnies I have changed my mind!

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  77. Sweet bunnies and a great way to organize! ;-)

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  78. Those felt bunnies are fantastic!

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  79. The new die you used is one of my favorites from the new release :) I really like how you store your felt...so pretty :) I am enjoying getting to know new-to-me bloggers through the blog hop :)
    Smiles, DianeM

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  80. Very cute giftbags and bunnies but I LOVE the way you store your felt!

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  81. ohhhh so cute.... love gift bag ideas.... Thanks so much for sharing your storage technique... I love organization.. and that is the key to happy crafting for me!

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  82. Hey what a great idea!
    Love your felt holder,
    especially the way you
    used velcro to hold the
    samples.
    Carla from Utah

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  83. These gift bags are so cute! The handmade touch adds so much! Plus great tips on organizing the felt.

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  84. Adorable bunny bag toppers & I love the way you're storing your felt!

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  85. Those are pretty bunnies.. That felt organizer is super cute and creative..

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  86. Your gift bag bunnies are so sweet, Heather! I'm so inspired by your beautiful felt storage tote. Your removable felt swatch cards are just brilliant! Thank you for sharing! ♡Dawn@Petals.Paper.SimpleThymes

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  87. These bunnies are just gorgeous and what a fantastic idea to use them with a gift bag like this. Love them.

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  88. Love all the beautiful colors of wool felt. Thanks for sharing this great idea!

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  89. I love felt & bunnies, so your project is right up my alley!

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  90. Those bunnies are adorable!They would be perfect additions to some baby shower gifts I'm putting together. Thank you for sharing this.

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  91. Fabulous felt, beautiful colors, love how you have them sorted! Your bunnies are super cute! I love cutting felt with dies, nice bold flowers, so Springy!

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  92. These are so cute! Love the felt

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  93. Oh! How fun are those? I love this idea, what a great way to shake up using the Simon Says Stamp new release. Thank you for sharing!

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  94. Fun! Really like your felt organization tote!

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  95. Sweet toppers. And very bright and cheery

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  96. The felt bunnies are just adorable!

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  97. Awesome! I was hoping somewhere along this hop someone would use that little bunny! Love him so much!! What a cute cute way to use it as a little giftable tag! I want him!!

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  98. Your bunnies are absolutely adorable!!!

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  99. How adorable! And the felt storage idea is so cute.

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  100. so so cute thanks for your sharing

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  101. Delightful felt bunnies. Thanks for the storage idea.

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  102. awww those bunnies are super cute!!! have a blessed weekend ♥

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  103. Those bunnies are just too darn cute!

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  104. Oh MY! Your mad organizing skills had me green with envy, THEN you showed the samples were velcroed on and I turned purple!! I want a gorgeous bin like that!!! Love the lopsided googly eyes on the cute felt bunnies!

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  105. Cute bunny for a baby card or gift. Also like you felt storage ideas.

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  106. Super cute felt tags. Love the bunny shape. Oh, those pretty colors on the felt. Also love the wooden holder. I now have to go back to Target! :)

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  107. Super cute bunnies! I like how you did their eyes!

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  108. Wow these bunnies are so adorable!! Amd that container is an awesome idea. I need to do this with all my felt, thanks for the inspiration!

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  109. What a great addition to a gift bag!

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  110. I love your little felt bunnies! your caddy is a great storage idea. Thank you for sharing!

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  111. Sweet gift bags! Such a great idea for shower gifts!

    Thanks for sharing your felt storage and cataloging!!! That is awesome!!!

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  112. What a fun project ... my grandkiddos would just love these sweet felt rabbits on Easter morning!!

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  113. What a great idea for Easter baskets coming up. Thank you

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  114. I love your bunnies and your felt organization! Felt is so useful for so many things....

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  115. Those bunnies are super cute! Love your felt organization!

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  116. Stuffed Bunny is just to cute for words! Great idea for grandkids Easter baskets.

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  117. Sweet bunnies that everyone can enjoy!
    Love the colors.

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  118. Super cute - love your felt organization.

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  119. I'm loving all these felt projects...adorable!

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  120. Love those sweet, little, bunny gift accents, Heather! Soooo cute! And what a fun and colorful way to organize your felt! Love it! ♥

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  121. As soon as I saw your adorable plush bunnies, I immediately thought they would be perfect for my young Grandkids. SO sweet.

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  122. Love the googly eyes.. nice touch! Very adorable!

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  123. So many colours!!! I love what you did

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  124. beautiful projects! love the cards you made also with the plaid background.

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  125. Cute way to decorate a gift bag. Thanks for sharing your organizing too.

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  126. What adorable little bunnies you made!! They are the perfect gift bag accessory!!!

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  127. Oh those bunnies are too cute!!! The felt colors are gorgeous as well. Can't wait to order these!

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  128. Tami Elliott
    Oh those bunnies are too cute!!! The felt colors are gorgeous as well. Can't wait to order these!

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  129. I Love SSS! The bunny die is a must have.

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  130. Adorable bunnies. Great storage idea for felt.

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  131. Fun bunnies that you have made and what a great gift idea on the bags. Terrific storage idea for your felt. :)

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  132. Love your bunny add ons. Their oddly sized googly eyes makes them so fun! Your felt organizer is gorgeous! I wish I was so organized!

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  133. Absolutely love your felt storage method. Makes me fee less guilty for my stash, too, to see the cute use you made of the new plushie die. Good reminder to not be so literal in my thinking!!

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  134. Love that bunny! I am a little addicted to felt. It's so much fun to work with!

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  135. Luv the bright colors of the felt and how you've used them!

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  136. The bunnies are so cute! Love your felt storage idea!

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  137. Those bunnies are sooo cute. Great work.

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  138. Adorable bunnies! Great idea for storage.

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  139. that storage idea is brilliant

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  140. Sweet little bag hangers, and your felt organization is fabulous.

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  141. Great idea to use the bunny die. And your felt storage is such a good idea and cute - it makes me happy.

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  142. Your felt storage box is a work of art even before you start using all those wonderful felt colors for cards.

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  143. What an adorable set of baby giftbags! I also adore your organization, attaching the swatches to velcro is a genious move!

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  144. Heather, your little bunny tags are adorable! Love your organizing idea for the felt!

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  145. cute bunnies

    dlatany at gmail dot com

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  146. Cute bags! Love your felt organization system!

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  147. Your bunny bags are adorable and, oh my, I want to buy all that felt just to have such a cute and colorful display!

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  148. These felt bunnies are so sweet!!! What a great way to decorate a bag and they could even be turned into key chains or zipper charms for a little one's coat!!
    Your felt organization looks so pretty!! Definitely going to do something similar with my felts! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  149. I have never tried to die cut felt. Will have to add that to my To Do List. Thanks for the incentive.

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  150. Thanks for sharing another way to use dies. What a fun gift bag

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  151. Cute card and a great idea for storing felt! The for sharing

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  152. Wonderful organization!! Sweet gift bags, what a cute idea with the dies and felt!

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  153. Cute, great to decorate as a gift tag, also for the young ones to do their school projects

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  154. What a great idea for keeping your felt pieces!! I love it.

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  155. Eek! So adorable! And your felt caddy is fantastic! Thanks for the awesome idea!

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  156. Absolutely adorable felt bunnies Heather! Fabulous storage idea for the felt too :)

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  157. Cute idea with the toolbox to use it for your felt and also with the bunnies on the bags nice touch.

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  158. Loved your gift bag idea and your felt storage solution.

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  159. Awesome gift bag and great felt storage system thanks.

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  160. You are so talented! You have a great blog! Lots of great ideas.

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