by Elina Stromberg
Very soon it is the time of the year again when we start wrapping Christmas gifts for our loved ones. A handmade gift tag makes the present even more special; it delivers a heartfelt message that the receiver is important to you. These adorable Christmas penguins by Joy Clair are the perfect addition to your personalized message. Just start by punching a pile of tags from leftover cardstock pieces, and soon you will have a pile of gift tags ready to spread out the Christmas feeling to your friends and family!
Time: 1 hour
Punch or hand-cut gift tags from light blue cardstock.
Cut a wave shape from fun foam. Attach to an acrylic block using double-sided tape. Stamp a snowy hill shape on each tag using white StazOn Pigment ink.
Stamp Christmas penguins on white paper with black ink. Color with markers or color pencils. Cut around the edges. To make the fuzzy cutting quick and easy you can cut out the little details on the wings and feet; those parts will be re-stamped later on the tag background.
Stamp the penguins on the tags using black VersaFine Clair.
Glue the fuzzy cut images on the tags, aligning the fuzzy cut and stamped penguin images. Decorate with a white gel pen.
• StāzOn Pigment – Snowflake
• Memento – Tuxedo Black
• VersaFine Clair – Nocturne
• Craft Mat
• Joy Clair Stamps – Christmas Penguin
• Fiskars Tag punch
• Cardstock in light blue
• Piece of fun foam
• Double-sided tape. Glue
• Acrylic markers
• White gel pen
• Acrylic block for stamping