Sunday, November 18, 2018

25 Days of Christmas Tags


Hey all!  I'm participating in Tracey's McNeeley's 25 Days of Christmas Tags event today.  Not coincidentally, today's featured sponsor is Neat & Tangled.


I wanted to try something a little different this year - creating a tag from felt.

I used the Build A Tag dies as well as the Gift Card Box Additions dies, and felt from Benzie Design.  The tree is from the Scandinavian Prints Christmas dies, and the leaf shape is actually one of the smallest leaves from one of Benzie's Felt-Fetti Magnolia Leaf sets.

I started by die cutting all the pieces.  I wasn't sure how the rectangle with the diagonal cuts would look in the felt, but I really like the texture it adds.  

The tree was first hand stitched to the leaf and diamond.  Then I machine stitched the diamond to the smaller light green rectangle.  
  

The sequin/sparkle was added to the corners of the diamond, and also tacked to the larger red rectangle at the same time.  I used a regular sized red sequin, a small gold sequin, and a gold seed bead.

The entire red piece was then stitched to the tag base, as was the tag topper.

I didn't stitch the top of the red rectangle shut so that I could slip a gift card in.


This was really pretty easy to make.  The nice thing about felt is that it kind of naturally sticks to itself, so there's really no pinning required.

Be sure to head over to Tracey's blog to check out the rest of today's tags and find out how you can play along and win a prize from one of the event's many sponsors:


*Affiliate Links below to Ellen Hutson and in text to Neat & Tangled

19 comments:

  1. Love this Miriam and I even have some adhesive backed felt, now I just need those sweet dies...lol

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  2. I love the felt tag - that would make a lovely keepsake ornament.

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  3. I love this...I will have to have a go!

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  4. This is such a cool project. Love the look of the felt, and the fact that you can slip a gift into the tag is even cooler.

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  5. Oh my goodness, Miriam....this Neat & Tangled tag is AWESOME! It's so professional looking, and I'm LOVING the felt, stitching, and the adorable little pocket for the gift card. You have inspired me to make something similar as soon as I'm back to crafting. Thanks for the wonderful inspiration, and God bless you!
    Karen Letchworth

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  6. This turned out so pretty!
    What an awesome background
    for the tree.
    I’ll have to try a felt tag-just got
    some Benzie Design felt :/)

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  7. This is beautiful! I love how it looks in felt and how you created a space for a gift card. :)

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  8. Fun idea to use the felt. Love
    the layering. Makes a wonderful
    gift card holder. thanks for
    sharing.
    txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  9. How charming, being
    done in felt! Looks
    fun with the pocket.
    Carla from Utah

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  10. Absolutely fantastic! The colors, the texture, the die, the pocket and the FELT! Love it!!

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  11. Beautiful use of felt! Great idea!!!

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  12. This is just too darn clever! Love your sweet gift card holder!

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  13. This is so creative! I love that your tag doubles as a GC holder and is entirely made of felt. What a cute idea!

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