It's time for another Papertrey Ink Blog Hop.
This month we were challenged to make a packaging project using fabric or felt and PTI dies. The inspiration photo and Nichole's outline provided me with a few ideas:
It's all about wrapping it up. Whether you are preparing early for the holidays or have an upcoming birthday or two, try experimenting with fabric & felt packaging ideas. Use any of our Favor It dies with felt and a little hot glue gun action or stitching. Use a pretty piece of fabric like you would wrapping paper and make a custom tag to coordinate with it. Not into sewing or gluing? Wrap a kitchen towel or cloth napkin around a special bottle of wine and top it off with a hand-stamped gift label. Or rip a strip of fabric to use in place of ribbon and finish it with a pretty handmade gift card.
I loved the idea of creating a little "pouch" to hold a small piece of jewellery. Since I just finished making several Friendship Bracelets (based on Papertrey Ink's Stamp-A-Faire Challenge) I thought it would be fun to see if I could use a variety of PTI dies to create a felt pouch. The bracelets that I made here used Raspberry Fizz ink, so I knew I wanted to use it here for an accent colour.
I started by cutting two pieces of white felt using the Library Card Tag die. One of the felt pieces was cut so that it would become the front pouch. I decorated it with Raspberry Fizz felt snowflakes, cut from the Winter Penguin Die collection. The smaller of the two snowflakes looks more like a little flower, but I decided to 'go with it'!! Each of these pieces was glued to the white felt with a liquid adhesive and then a mini pearl was added.
Here's the 'back' of the pouch, showing the full size of the Library Card Tag. The two pieces were stitched together using a bright pink embroidery floss with a blanket stitch. You can see the white reinforcement around the hole at the top of the tag. I wanted to thread a ribbon through this, but I was concerned that the felt would stretch out. I cut two card stock circles from the Tag Sale #1 die and glued them on the front and back of the felt opening.
Here are the Papertrey Ink dies that I used:
Tag Sale #1; Winter Penguin Snowflake dies; Library Card Tag
A small ribbon was added to the front (handed stitched in place) so that it can be pulled through and tied on the top flap of the pouch.
You can see a small semicircle that was cut out of this portion ... I thought I would need this to make it easier to retrieve the bracelet inside (originally I was going to mount the bracelet onto a piece of card stock). If I were to make this again, I wouldn't make this cut.
You could used Velcro to create a closure for this pouch and then decorate the front of the pouch with a button or flowers.
Thanks for visiting today. Enjoy the rest of the Blog Hop.