Day #4 The 12 Tags Of Christmas Challenge

Don’t forget our challenge for you this year we are asking our customers to join us! All you have to do is decorate a Tim Holtz mini Etcetera Tag (if you do not have one just make sure the tag is 4 1/2 x 8), send us a picture and tell us why you LOVE The Crafty Scrapper. On Christmas Day we will annouce 3 winners for a $50 gift certificate and feature all tags on our BLOG! Send enteries to sales@thecraftyscrapper.com

 

Hello

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!!!