gift tags gone crazy

Ever find yourself trying to step out of your box when it comes to creating something new?

I recently found that out — the hard way.   I got half-way through this project and thought…….am I crazy?!?  This is SOOOOOO out of my league.

I wanted to create some gift tags (not specifically for the holiday season), but for gifts in general.  Now……..I always like to “push the envelope” just a bit.  So, I challenged myself in making FABRIC gift tags and using my mSB stamp sets to create images on the background fabric.

Seems simple enough, right?!?  As I began to create the tags, I realized that it wasn’t the actual stamping that would give my brain a workout………..it was the sequence of steps that it would take to create the tags.

So…………in the end — after much thinking about steps & sewing & glueing & stitching & stamping & tying & cutting & embellishing………..I have created 3 Fabric Gift Tags using two mSB stamp sets:  Everyday Lines & Lines of Life.

In order to stitch some of the elements onto the fabric (felt, trim, chipboard), I needed to think through the process.  I ended up putting cardstock between the fabric layers to make the tag stiffer…….more stiff.  I used Helmar 450 Quick Dry Adhesive to attach the ‘final step’ embellishments onto the tags.  I glued/stitched laser-cut chipboard shapes from Magistical Memories as a unique way of attaching the tag onto the gift with ribbon.

Here is the back of one of the tags.  I used a different printed fabric for each tag and used my pinking shears to cut around the entire tag.  I love the little lace trim on the side of this one……..machine stitched between the layers of cardstock & fabric.

Hope you try stamping your own fabric tags for all those special days in your life.  They are certainly a unique way to show someone you care.

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Comments

  1. evap says:

    Jill, these are so lovely!!! You did a great job… definitely not out of your league! :D
    I love everything about these tags!

  2. Allison says:

    Wow Jill! These tags are stunning! Love the use of the chipboard pieces too!

  3. Oh, total yum!

  4. basement gal says:

    How Gorgeous Jill and totally worth all the effort too.

  5. Jolene says:

    Wow, you put a ton of work into these….and it’s worth every minute!

  6. carisa says:

    stunning!

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