Saturday, August 18, 2012

Saturday Step X Step

Hello everyone! First, I must apologize to each of you... this post is very, very late but, sometimes life just works that  way... right? Anyways, better late than never. I have to tell you how excited I am that Linda is now carrying Melissa Frances products in her fabulous Zibbet shop! So, I have a tag for you featuring some of my favorite products by Melissa Frances.
To get started, using the Sizzix Tag & Bookplates Die, die cut one tag from cardstock. Cut a piece of burlap pretty close to the size of tag (see photo below). One image of your choice (mine is from Pion Designs Springtime Paper) and machine stitch around the image if desired. Cut a small piece of lace to fit the bottom of the tag. By the way, ignore the brown envelope in the top photo, I was planning on using it but, I changed my mind and now it is too dark to retake the photo.
Adhere the piece of lace  to the bottom of the tag just letting a little bit hang down from the bottom. Stamp your sentiment at the top of the tag. Using some adhesive spray, lightly spray the back of the burlap and adhere to the tag (I do not spray the whole piece, as I want some of it to stick up to achieve the look I want. Now, adhere the image as shown in the photo below.
Adhere the Melissa Frances Applique Resin Corner Embellishment in the left corner of the image. Using some Melissa Frances Zipper Ribbon, cut about a 5" piece. We are going to make the rolled flower now. You can do this one of two ways, I find it easier running a gathering stitch along the edge of the ribbon (by machine) but, you can just roll and glue too.
After you have machine stitched the longest stitch you can with your machine, pull one thread on either end of ribbon and gather until your liking, shape into flower and adhere to the bottom left corner of tag. Adhere a piece of lace into the center of ribbon flower and then a pearl into the center of lace. I am telling you, they are very, very easy to make! Adhere some Tim Holtz Chit Chat Stickers in the right bottom corner of tag.
Tie a piece of White Jute String thru the hole in the top of the tag and clip a Mini Clothespin in the center of the hole. You are now ready to enjoy your sweet little tag!

I hope you enjoyed the Step X Step!

Have a great weekend!


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  1. Oh, such a sweet tag Tammy! LOVE your zipper flower. Can't wait to make one of those. I haven't tried that Krylon spray adhesive yet, but it makes it look so easy to glue the burlap. Terrific StepxStep - thanks so much


  2. Fabulous! I love zipper ribbon but in Italy there isn't!

  3. Как всегда всё очень красиво и здорово!!!!

  4. All the best things come to those who wait Tammy, and this is one of those. It is just beautiful. Love the resin corner and that zipper flower. Hugs, Buttons x

  5. Just adorable... thank you so much for this lovely tutorial!
    Alison x

  6. Your tag is absolutely gorgeous Tammy, love the way you have turned the zipper ribbon into a flower and love that burlap, really must get some, it is scrummy! A x

  7. Beautiful vintage creation, thanks for sharing the progress.

  8. I do love this tag!!! And I need to make some tags this week for a swap so I am thrilled for the inspiration! Thanks for visiting the Hearth Room. xo

  9. What awesome embellishments you've added here. I love the zipper flower! Excellent tutorial Tammy and your tag is gorgeous.