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Regina here bringing you day ___ of the 12 Days of Christmas for The Crafty Scrapper. As I’m the seamstress of the group ya’ll all know there is going to be fabric involved. I have several Christmas themed trees, so I thought I would do a gingerbread inspired tag to proudly display with my other gingerbread ornaments.
As I designed my tag and I started pulling out from my stash. I used fabric, Tim Holtz Thread (Love), alcohol inks, twine, stamps, cookie cutters and lots of embellishments.
I took the chip board tag and traced around some canvas fabric. I used a snowflake stamp from Christmas Nostalgia CMS 207 and stamped with leaf green archival ink onto the fabric and used the green fern archival ink to distress the tags edges. I used a red felt between the layers of fabric to give it weight and quilted the canvas to the felt. I pressed with a hot iron using a pressing cloth to set the ink. I used Tim Holtz black thread and did a blanket stitch around tag edges. I took some crystal stickles and doted the center of the snowflakes to add sparkle.
While this dried, I traced the cookie cutter onto fabric and felt and zig zagged the edges. I used white Tim Holtz thread and did a decorative stitch to the edge. I did french knots for the eyes and buttons. The star is a fabric gift tag. I cut off the ribbon and used around the gingerbread neck. I also stickled the star. I added a candy cane ornament from my stash and I whipped stitched all pieces to the front of the tag. I stamped happy holiday using red archival ink and finished off with a fluffy bow made of green twine.
I always think the back should look as good as the front and I always date special ornaments to remember that year.
On the back, I tied metal snowflakes onto green twine and strung them across the top. I stamped Merry Christmas from the Anita Houston’s December Stamp Set and the year at the bottom. I made a green pocket for the baby tag. I found a ribbon that already had gingerbread men on it and cut it out. I glued it to canvas to give it weight and it helped it to pop off the tag. I quilted the small tag and did the blanket stitched it as well.
I enjoyed making this tag and it’s a great way to use what you have; to make something special. So, whether you are sewing or just using your scrapbook supplies, see what you can create by combining different materials. Have fun!!!