Tag Tuesday–Stitched Cork

Making cork gift tags is a great way to embrace the trend of using natural materials in crafting.  Cork is easy to cut with scissors or a die-cut machine, and is flexible, able to be stitched, and is easily glued to other surfaces.

Stitched cork gift tag by Carla SchauerI cut this cork sheet into the tag shape, and the glitter cardstock into the heart shape using my die cut machine (I use a Sizzix Big Shot).  I stitched the border by hand, using embroidery floss and a large needle.  Since the cork sheet is so easily pierced, I didn’t have to pre-punch holes.  I used some extra floss to wrap the heart for extra interest.

I attached the cardstock heart and the heart button using Helmar Liquid Scrap Dots.  Since I wanted some dimension, and the button needed to be raised to lay flat over the cardstock, the silicone adhesive worked perfectly.   I added some double-sided adhesive letters and white flocking to add the XOXO.

I’m planning to use this tag for a Mother’s Day gift, but it would be great for an anniversary, wedding shower, Valentine’s Day as well.

Thanks for stopping by!

Until next time…
C.

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