Thursday, December 18, 2014

Christmas Gift Tags - Penguins on Ice

Hello everyone.  I want to share some really cute Christmas gift tags with you today.  I love this set of stamps from Sin City Stamps, and I could not stop making tags using these cuties!  As we get closer and closer to Christmas, I know that your time is getting shorter.  So, I thought I would share something  you could make several of in an afternoon, and use in many different ways.

Each tag was sized to fit the chosen stamp image used.  All were cut from one piece of ivory card stock.  The tag sizes are as follows:

Blue tag:  2-1/2" x 3-1/2"

Green tag:  2-1/2" x 4-3/4"

Red tag:  3-1/4" x 5-1/2"

Each tag was first stamped and embossed with black embossing powder and colored with Copic markers.

Color each tag with blue, green, or red distress inks, leaving the center uncolored and light.

Stamp tiny snowflakes around the image with white ink.

Add matching trim or ribbon to each, and on the green and blue tags, add holly leaves with a red dew drop from Robin's Nest.  Instead of using a round hole punch on the red tag, I used a ribbon slot punch to thread the ribbon through.  This made it really easy to tie a bow on the front of the red tag, as shown below.

Add small amounts of glitter glue to snow, water, and ornaments.

Stamp "To:" and "From:" on the reverse if you are using them as gift tags.

Here are pics of each tag individually.


Sin City StampsPenguins on Ice rubber stamp set; Pam's Christmas Collection
Other:  tan card stock, red, green, blue distress inks, black pigment ink, black embossing powder, white ink, crystal glitter glue, ribbon and trim, paper holly leaves, red dew drops (Robin's Nest)

Remember, if you don't want to use these as a simple gift tag, they make excellent focal images for a card front, too!  So give them a try and make a bunch.  Be sure to stop by the Sin City Stamps blog for inspiration, and the online store to check out the awesome stamp collections, stencils, and die cuts.

Have a wonderful weekend, and stay crafty, my friends!



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