Welcome to the Stampin" Addicts Holiday Mini Blog Hop. You may have arrived here from Cheryl's blog where she featured the very versatile set Seasonal Sentiments. If not, you can still visit all the blogs as they are linked in circle. The Holiday Mini is packed with amazing goodies so this hop is sure to knock your socks off!
Designer Fabric is a brand new product line that SU! has just introduced. Not only is it wonderful quality, it coordinates with the papers, inks and accessories! All the projects I have made are no-sew so you do not need to be a seamstress to enjoy these lovely textiles.
First is a simple candy cane holder that you could use as a Make-and-Take project at a workshop or create a bunch for gift giving. I used the Clear Scallop Square die to cut the fabric, strips of iron-on adhesive to close the edges, then cut two small slits through both layers of fabric and threaded Cherry Cobbler seam binding through and tied knots at the ends. Cute and quick.
Next I decorated a gift bag to match. The base is a piece of Deck the Hall Designer Paper - perfectly color matched to the fabric! The flower embellishment is made by tearing a 1 inch by 28 inch piece of the Deck the Halls fabric. (Now if you are a quilter you will cringe that I said tear but it helps add to the distressed look by fraying the edges and curves the fabric inward which makes the twisting easier.) Starting at the center of a circle of Sticky Pages, I stuck one end of the fabric down and started twisting and coiling the fabric. At the outer edge I tucked the end under.
I made the tiny red rosettes in the same manner by tightly twisting the Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding and sticking it to a large glue dot. Loops of seam binding attached to the back finished this off.
The tag is Crumb Cake punched with the new Decorative Label Extra-large Punch and stamped with images from the Peaceful Season Level 2 hostess set. No scrap of this beautiful fabric is too small to be used. I used a thin torn strip to tie the tag to the handle. The candy cane holder fits nicely on the handle as well.
My final project is a beautiful fabric flower medallion that I adhered to a bottle of chocolate scented shower soap. I cut four swatches of fabric with the Lattice Die and rotated them on top of each other. The center is stitched with needle and thread and pulled to gather it slightly.
I just love the center of the flower. I was experimenting with the seam binding and discovered I could pull a thread in the center to gather it into ruffles. Once I had it ruffled, I used the same technique as the coiled flower on the gift bag (minus the twists) and adhered it to a circle of Sticky Pages working my way from the center to the outside.
Thank you for visiting my blog today and you can hop to the next stop where Amy has the Tasteful Trim Big Shot Die to show you.