Friday, September 30, 2011

Fabric Friday

Today's Fabric Friday is a two-part post.  This week I am sharing what I call an envelope clutch.  You could use it as just a clutch, or tie it with a bit of ribbon and add a tag.  Then you have the perfect gift wrap and you can give two gifts in one!  Next week you'll see what was packaged inside.

To make the envelope clutch start by snipping and ripping two squares of fabric the same size.  I used the Spice Cake Designer Fabric from Stampin' Up!  With wrong sides together use the Fabric Adhesive Roll and and iron the two pieces to each other.  On your work surface turn the fused fabric square so it is placed "on point."  Fold the side points/corners inward, fold the bottom point/corner up, press flat, and then use strips of Adhesive Roll to fuse the envelope in place.  Press the top point/corner to finish the envelope.
For the flower I used six pieces of the scallop shapes from the Perfect Pennant Bigz L Die.  First get the pieces soaking wet then ring out the excess water.  On a terry cloth towel rub the scallops to fray the edges.  Wrinkle and crunch the flowers, spray with starch, and let air dry.  If you are in a hurry you can put them in the oven at 200' for about ten minutes.  Once the scallops are dry, layer them on an Antique Brad.  Hot glue the flower to the front flap of the envelope.

I tied the envelope clutch with Victoria Crochet Ribbon and added a gift tag.  The tiny tag is a simple one inch square of woodsheet stamped with a greeting from Creatively Yours.  I slipped the tiny tag in an envelope made with the Petal Card Double Punch.  A flower and pearl finish it all off.

Have a totally stichin' weekend, Elizabeth

P.S.  All the Create with Connie and Mary projects feature the fall products from the Holiday Mini Catalog.  Join today and see all the tutorials!

1 comment:

  1. Liz great. I wish I could follow instructions. I need a private session. LOL