ScrapHappy # December

After the fun I had making gift tags last time just out of a piece of pretty card . . . for this month, with Christmas in mind, I made some more tags.

A perfect project for using those small bits of aida that never seem big enough to work on a “proper” project . . . and very little thread.   I stitched lots of little squares, using patterns from the “Tiny Treasures” blackwork design by Elizabeth Almond (see link in my blog roll –  Blackwork Journey).

Each little square was then trimmed and fringed.  And, using double sided sticky tape, stuck onto card (that wasn’t strictly scraps but I had a few sheets in my stash and it was a quick mounting option).

And voilà!  37 little pretties, in festive seasonal colours that can either be hung in the tree as décorations or used a gift tags on présents!

I’m linking with a big bunch of ScrapHappy members.

Kate Gun, TittiHeléneEvaSue, Lynn, Lynda,
Birthe, Turid, Susan, Cathy,  Tracy, Jill, Claire, Jan,
Moira, SandraLindaChrisNancy, Alys, Kerry, Claire,
Jean, Jon, HayleyDawn, Gwen, Connie, Bekki,
Sue L, Sunny, Kjerstin, Vera, Nanette, Ann and Kym

21 thoughts on “ScrapHappy # December

  1. how lovely. My sister-in law used to do a lot of cross stitch, and would make little tags. I get them and all the homemade cards we’ve received over the years out each Christmas and fill the bookcase with them. These are particularly gorgeous.

  2. That is a brilliant idea! Too late for this Christmas but maybe I will do something similar and put them aside for next – that would really be getting ahead of myself!

  3. Oh, I love this idea. I have pdf’s of Almond’s blackwork designs for this series. Couldn’t quite come up with a project for them… Now, I have at least one idea. I was toying with making squares and using them in a quilt somehow, but haven’t attempted a square, yet… maybe soon. Depending on size, it might make a good square to pocket between others in a scrappy, eh?

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