So for this craft market and probably to sell on felt too, I've been making these writeable speech balloons!
Here is how I went about it... I got some 4mm thick wood and drew on it the shapes I wanted.
I got ready to cut it with the jigsaw.
Be very careful when using power-tools! I wore glasses and kept my arm which wasn't in use at a safe distance BEHIND the saw.
Carefully following the lines I drew, I cut the shapes out.
I used bricks to hold the wood in place.
Next I rounded off the edges.
Then it is on to part 2...with the painting...