I’m back today with some fun gift tags that are cute, but effective and perfect for the holidays! This set features two Kindred Stamps sets that are fun and can definitely be used for the holidays: National Gingerbread Day (it’s back in stock if you haven’t heard!) and Sweet Cookies. These cards are heavily inspired by a lot of people I’ve seen in both the Kindred Stamps Fan Club on Facebook, and around social media as well, using a light brown cardstock with white embossing ink as a fun way to make gingerbread people!
First, here are the materials I used to get you started:
- National Gingerbread Day & Sweet Cookies sets from Kindred Stamps (as mentioned above)
- Say What? Gift Tag Die-Cut from Lawn Fawn
- Lunch Bag Cardstock from Brutus Monroe
- Alabaster Embossing Powder from Brutus Monroe
- Versamark Embossing Ink
- Ranger Enamel Accents in White
- Any Holiday Paper of your choosing
- Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Pen
- Your choice of adhesives (I used glue and foam tape)
I took my Lunch Bag Cardstock and cut it in half because I knew I only needed about half a sheet of paper.
Next, I took my Magic Powder Bag, which acts as a wonderful anti-static tool when embossing (it heavily reduces the stray embossing powder bits that stick to non-embossed areas) and generously patted it all over my cardstock. I then took both the my 2 stamps, the gingerbread man from the Sweet Cookies set and the hairy alien gingerbread man from the National Gingerbread Day set, and stamped onto my cardstock in the embossing ink. I cut the little cookie guys out with my Brother Scan n Cut, and then brushed over them with my clear Wink of Stella pen to give them a little extra shimmer (you can’t see the shimmer well in the picture, but it makes a big difference when you see it in person).
Detour: The National Gingerbread Day is one of the installments in the Kindred Stamps Wacky Holiday Sets. Have you checked these out yet? Every month, Kindred Stamps comes out with a new Wacky Holiday to feature, and they put their own Kindred spin on it! What I love is that usually the holidays featured occur sometime the next month, so if you order it upon the release, it gives you plenty of time to start working on projects before the wacky holiday hits! These are super popular and do eventually sell out. Because they are limited just for a specific holiday, once they’re out of stock, the only way you’ll see them back is if they get voted out of the vault (it’s like reverse Survivor-style with a crafty twist). Anyways, back to my project!
You know what sort of projects I love? The ones that encourage you to go into your scrap paper bin and use it. That’s what this card is great for. I went through my scrap stash and found some great holiday papers that fit the red, black and cardboard color palette I was going for! I used my Say What? Die Cuts to make a black and white snowy base and a red and black buffalo plaid frame. I also used the black and white snowy paper to die cut the little string-opening border on the top to tie it all in. You can use any paper you like, though. This would be great with some glitterstock, ink-blended paper, or even the Kindred Stamps Holiday Sweets Paper Pack! These colors were specifically requested for a friend as it perfectly matched their wrapping supplies for this holiday season!
I layered the buffalo plaid frame tag on top of the black and white snowy full tag and adhered them together. I then placed the string opening border in it’s proper place and adhered it as well.
I used foam tape to adhere the gingerbread people to the gift tag so my card had some dimension. I then took white enamel accents and added some white dots around the gingerbread guys, both on the plaid border and snowy paper.
Finally, I cut up some red and white string for the tags.
And that’s it! There is something about gingerbread stamps that just look so amazing when heat embossed in white. These tags would be super easy to mass produce, as it’s just a bunch of adhering.
I can’t wait to see what you make this holiday season!
As always, if you have any questions or have something fun to say, drop a comment below!
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