Saturday, March 17, 2012

Give me an ...a by Connie K.

At my house, in my family we do a lot of celebrating in the spring...almost every other week it is someone’s birthday!

I thought I would show you the tag I made for Amy ..her birthday is in just around the corner...She loves anything vintage... I of course love shopping for her...I think this will be perfect to tie on her gift....

It has lots of layers and just some fun elements...but the real star is the big a that is covered with Art Glitter Vintage Glass Glitter in Antique Silver...which will tarnish over time. I love how that looks...and I know Amy will too...

Gather your supplies

A lot of the items I used on this I had in my stash..but it could easily be replicated with what you have on hand...

Get your sewing machine out..there is some top stitching involved here!

*linen scrap...5.5” X 3” pink the edges  
netting yellow.....4.5” X3.5”
manilla shipping tag 4.75 “ X 2.5”
vintage lace 4 “ thrifted
turquoise ball fringe 3”
burlap natural 3” X .05”
yellow flower trim 3” maya road
martha stewart large butterfly punch
pink paislee courage paper
heirloom gold perfect pearls mist
small random button
khaki thread
babylock sewing machine
seam binding 1/2 yd turquoise..snug hug
archival ink coffee..ranger
7gypsies stamp from the conservatory set
2.75” chipboard letter roman lower case accucut
Art Glitter Vintage Glass Glitter Antique Silver #611
Art Glitter Designer Dries Clear Adhesive
3D foam dots black
*something of a similiar weight..mine was actually a sample cutting from a home decor store..I have a little stack of these...they come in just never know!

Let’s get started

Prior to assembling all the layers will want to stamp the shipping tag with the 7 gypsies stamp that says carte postage on the left hand side of the tag, 2 inches from the lower edge...using archival ink in coffee by ranger.

Glitter your chipboard letter using the Designers Dries Clear Adhesive..I thinnned it slightly with water, applied it with a brush and then covered with Vintage Glass Glitter in Antique Silver...
using the martha stewart punch cut a butterfly from the yellow pink paislee paper and mist with heirloom gold perfect pearls mist.

Layer the netting over the linen fabric which is your base.. then top stitch the tag on top of both pieces going around it twice...the stitching can be random and not even...
line top edge of the tag up with the upper edge of the linen..
on the lower edge of the linen, stitch the vintage lace piece across the bottom.
layer the ball fringe on top of this and top stitch...
finally stitich the strip of burlap over the upper edge of the ball fringe.
the yelllow flower trim can be adhered with the designer dries clear adhesive...set aside to dry.
Adhere the letter to the tag using foam squares as shown in photo.
Tie seam bindiing into a bow  and adhere to tag with a glu gun.Thread the button with the khaki tread, add button to center of bow with a glu gun...finally secure the the butterfly to the upper right hand corner.

These tags are fun to make and can be used for any occassion....

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