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.