The new challenge for this week over on CARDS blog was to make Holiday gift tags and this is one I came up with. I heat embossed the little black tree image on to shiny white paper and stitched around it. Thru on a great bow and voila! I quite like how it turned out with the bold black, white and red even if it doesn't scream Christmas.
I need to fess up and tell you that I made the tag below first because I didn't read the challenge very well and didn't catch on that it was meant to be HOLIDAY tags. However I do love this tag. It's so fun and cheery. The blue fabric is from IKEA. Have you ever shopped in their fabric section? They have such incredible patterns and very reasonably priced. Here's a link for you....hope it works.
My tag consists of the fabric layer, chipboard and then a cream card stock backing. I was shocked when my sewing machine actually went through all the layers. And so happy! But I don't recommend you trying it as I don't want you breaking your machine! I didn't breathe the whole time I stitched.
ETA: sorry gang....tag removed for publication in CARDS May 2010.