Earlier this month I held a Holiday Gift making class.  It was a lot of fun and everyone that came left with finished gifts!  Some were teacher or friend gifts, some were mom or grandma gifts, and some were just for themselves.  One of the projects was a set of Fabric Ornaments using the new Stampin’ Up! Fabric that is in the Holiday Mini Catalog.  There are two different packages to choose from and both have matching button assortments to coordinate.  They also coordinate with Designer Paper packs and Stampin’ Up! stamp sets.  It is so easy to make a whole set of matching projects including the packaging and cards!

Stampin' Up! Deck the Halls Big Designer Buttons

Stampin' Up! Deck the Halls Designer Fabric

My samples today use the Candy Cane collection.  The colors in this collection are Garden Green, Real Red, Baja Breeze and Blushing Bride.

Stampin' Up! Candy Cane Big Designer Buttons

Stampin’ Up! Candy Cane Designer Fabric

We made Fabric Ornaments by cutting the fabric with the Big Shot – I used the Scallop Circles #2 Die and two layers of each pattern.  The great thing about the Big Shot is you can cut all six layers at the same time – so it is just one pass through the Big Shot for all the fabric for all three ornaments.  I did cut the batting one layer at a time because it is thick.

To make the ornaments layer two small scallops of fabric with a small scallop batting in between and put a stitch in each scallop with some thread and a needle.

Then add a button on the top and one of the large scallop fabric pieces on the back.  Choose a different fabric for the large scallop than what you used for the small one.  Sew the button through the small layered scallop and the large scallop.

Next layer the large scallop batting and some ribbon for a hanger – I used Real Red Grosgrain for these – and then the last large fabric scallop.  Again put a stitch in each scallop with some needle and thread all the way around.  You may want to go twice over the part where the handle is to make it secure.

That’s it.  I did them in sets of three mixing the three fabric patterns from the package.  I also made a set using the Deck the Halls fabric and buttons.

I actually gave this set away as a prize for my Pokeeno group so I decided to create a coordinating box to hold them.  I used Real Red card stock and the Candy Candy Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper that matches with the fabric.

The panels are stamped with snow flakes and then the paper is punched with the Ornament punch and I added one on each side.

I measured the box to be just the right size to fit the ornaments inside.  I use my Grid paper when I create a box.  I lay the item I want to fit in side on my paper and draw a box around it.  Then figure how high I want the sides to be and draw those lines on the paper.

Then I make a lid which is slightly bigger just a fraction so the lid will slide over the base.

I hope you like the project and you should try the fabric – I’m not much of a sewer but I do like the fabric and have used it several times on non-sewing projects.

No Bingo winner yet – so here we go again…

It’s BINGO TIME!  We are playing Round 6 of Monika’s Blog Bingo.  I have now filled group 7 and won’t be taking any more names right now – I”ll be taking a Bingo break after group 7 plays – I may play again in the future so I hope you will continue to visit my blog.   See this POST for more details on how to play and the previous winners.

And now for today’s piece – Here is piece #17 –the furniture from Loads of Love Accessories stamp set (stamped in Chocolate Chip).

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