Sunday, December 17, 2017
12 Tags of Christmas - #11
I am back with my project for week 11 of the 12 Tags of Christmas sponsored by The Funkie Junkie Boutique.
Here is Linda's tag and this time I took my inspiration from the mitten and made a gift card holder that is masquerading as a tree ornament.
I found a template online, printed it on card stock and then cut it out. I used this as my pattern, laid it on the back side of my patterned paper (Graphic 45) and traced around it before I fussy cut it. I repeated this making sure to flip the pattern before I traced it.
Next I turned one half of the mitten to the back side and marked where the gift card was going to sit. This time I decided to let it peek above the top since the gift card came in a nice green wrapper but you can hide it below the top by just marking where you want it to stop lower inside the mitten.
I added double sided tape (Scor Tape) to a small strip of fun foam (Michaels) and added it to bottom of the outline I made.
Next I glued both halves of the mitten together using a fine bead of glue (Art Glitter Designer Dried Clear Adhesive) around the edge but leaving about 1/2" open on each side at the top (you can see where I erased the lines to remind me). Once the glue was dry, I trimmed away any bits that did not match up perfectly.
To finish the mitten I added cuffs cut from quilt batting and a length of burlap string for a hanger on one side. I decorated the opposite side with a label from the paper pad (Graphic 45), some greenery cut with a punch (Martha Stewart), paper roses (Wild Orchid Crafts), sparkly berries (Michaels) and a loopy bow from burlap string.