How To: Fabric Scraps on Tags

Happy Friday, crafty friends! Today I’m back to wrap up a week of fabric inspiration here on the blog with one last project. So far this week I’ve shared an easy-sew fabric project bag and a fun technique for adding fabric die cuts to paper-crafts. And today I’m once again showing a super simple and sweet way to incorporate fabric with paper. This time, on a set of gift tags featuring pleated fabric borders and ties.

It seems I can’t make anything without being left with a pile of scraps and leftovers, and the same holds true for working with fabric. Honestly, those scraps usually end up in the trash. But this time, I decided to put the scraps to use, and came up with these cute gift tags, perfect for wrapping up some small gifties I had for my BFF’s birthday celebration last week.

You all know I’m a sucker for cute little critters, so I couldn’t resist the Party on the Farm stamps and dies from Hello, Bluebird. The sweet farm animals were colored with Copic markers, die cut with the coordinating dies, and popped onto the tags with foam tape for a bit of dimension. I used a very old tag die from Papertrey Ink to make the tags and two different colors of Gina K Designs blue cardstock. Another oldie from my stash, the Fiskars cloud punch, added a little accent to each tag.

Of course I used the fabric strips to tie the tags to the cello gift bags. But I also made pleated borders across the bottom of the tags with more leftover fabric strips. And it’s very fun and easy to do. Simply add a thin line of Therm O Web Fabric Fuse glue across the tag, spread it even thinner with your finger, and then add the fabric, bunching and pleating the fabric strip as you go. The glue holds the fabric in place, while giving you enough open time to manipulate the strips as needed. I added a line of machine stitching down the center of the fabric to keep it in place, and topped it all off with some stamped sentiment banners.

It felt really good to use up some scraps instead of adding them to the trash heap, and I love how the blue sky backgrounds of these tags coordinate so nicely with the new Speckled Egg Distress ink I gifted my friends. How about you all? Have you snatched up the new color yet? Is it perfect, or what?

Thanks so much for stopping by! Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

The supplies I’ve used are linked and/or listed below: - Cardstock - 8.5 x 11 - Neenah Solar White - 50 PackRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Speckled EggRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Reinkers - Speckled Egg

Hello, Bluebird Party on the Farm stamps and dies
Papertrey Ink Tag Sale #1 die
Fiskars Cloud Punch
Blend Fabrics Seeds by Cori Dantini
Copic Markers



3 thoughts on “How To: Fabric Scraps on Tags

  1. Those little sheep are so cute!! Very cute tags and great way to use up fabric scraps! I did purchase the new DI, but have’t used it yet. So much to use and so little time to use it all, lol! Thanks so much for the inspiration, Audrey!!

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