Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Anita's version of Floss Ring Tag Overview and a quick tutorial

I love reading blogs. A few months back, Staci at Snippets and Stash started a new idea of Floss Ring Tag. She has made so many of those inspirational tags. She also has a tutorial using the 5/32" eyelet tool kits. You should take a look and admire her creation:

Everyone more or less will have their own version eventually once you have made a few of the
little tag. It was cold and rainy here in Houston, Texas today and so I did not spend a lot of time outside taking detailed pictures. When I have more times, I may do a more comprehensive tutorial, here is a very simplied version:

All of floss tags that I made this week were "rounded". I did not use any iron on fusible web. I used a very light weighted cardboard. Here are the front and back of the pieces:

I used one eyelet for the front piece and another eyelet for the back piece. I intentioinally picked 2 different eyelet colors for the front and back. I whipped the 2 pieces together matching the top eyelets and then put pins and ribbon trims around the finished piece:

Ok, there are reasons why I used 2 eyelets in one floss ring tag. First of all one eyelet is not deep enough to go through 2 layers of fabric and 2 layers of cardboards. Second, the eyelets always look the best on the top part, but the bottom part may not always look as good. So when I used 2 eyelets you always have the best result and the not so perfect parts are hidden.

The cheapest tool to make this is the eyelet tool kits, the sizes are 5/32" and 1/4", the instruction are very clear as far as how to set the eyelets: (I do carry these on my web site)

These are the eyelet packages for 5/32" and 1/4"

Other supplies that you will need is a thread ring, they come in different sizes, here is an example of 2", 1 1/2", 1 inches rings:

Don't forget about the thread drops :

So you have tried out the eyelet kits and have made a few Floss Ring Tag, now you want to
invest more money on TOOLS, here they are:

An Eyelet tool, you can set 5/32" and 1/4" eyelets, but you can't set any other eyelet sizes.

There is another tool for Scrapbooking that you can use as well, it is called "crop-a-dile". It will set 1/8" and 3/16" eyelets. If you are using this tool to make floss ring tag, you need 3/16" eyelets, the 1/8" eyelets are too small to fit the round ring. Another important information to know is you can't use 5/32" and 1/4" eyelets with this tool. It is about $29.99 pluse sales tax.

Here are the 3/16" scrapbook eyelets that I carry on my web site. There are more eyelet choices with scrapbook eyelets as far as shapes and colors. If the demand is good, I will carry more variety.

Are you ready to make some now with all the information????????


Cindy F. said...

Love these, but you lost me at "I whipped the 2 pieces together." You didn't glue them together, you sewed them together all the way around the edges and then how did you put the cording on? So sorry, but I'm slow:)

Margaret wong said...

Great job, Anita! One of the best Floss ring tag & floss ring tag tutorial I've seen. Thanks for sharing!!

Carolyn NC said...

Thanks for all the info - yes, I'm ready to make some (as soon as I get the time!)

CJ said...

I love your floss tags and the tutorial. Great job, you have inspired me to make more floss tags.


Debbie said...

What a great idea! They turned out wonderful.