Learn How To Make A Gingerbread Theme Gift Tag

by Jowilna Nolte

Learn How To Make A Gingerbread Theme Gift Tag

Make some cute gingerbread theme tags for your gift giving this holiday season. Inspired by the numerous light brown inks and products that fall into this color scheme, I created these holiday tags to inspire you. Enjoy!

Skill: Advanced
Time: 30 minutes per tag


Step 1

On your Craft Mat mix a small amount of glossy texture paste and Delicata Golden Glitz inker.

Step 2

With a palette knife, apply the colored paste to some white cardstock and leave to dry. A nice thin layer is all you need – add as much texture and dimension as you want.

Step 3

Once the texture paste is dry, use VersaMagic Gingerbread and color the entire piece of cardstock. Blend the ink over the texture paste, then cut a strip about 3cm wide and the length of you tag.

Step 4

Stamps some Christmas baubles (or ornaments) in VersaFine Clair Nocturne.

Step 5

Use a small paintbrush and VersaMagic Gingerbread to add color to your stamped baubles (ornaments). Add ink to your Craft Mat, mist with water and pick up the color to paint your images.

Step 6

Use the direct to paper technique to color half of the length of your manilla tag using the VersaMagic ink pad.

Step 7

Add irRESISTible Pico embellisher in Shimmer and Desert Sand to your baubles (ornaments) and leave to dry.

Step 8

Use VersaFine Clair and a sentiment stamp, and stamp repeatedly down the colored side of the tag.

Step 9

Adhere the paper strip down the left side of the tag and add decorative sewing. Adhere the colored baubles (ornaments) using foam tape for dimension. Adhere one bauble (ornament) flat and cut off overlapping side. Add diamanté and other flourishes to finish it up.


  • Tags
  • Cardstock – White
  • Stamps – PSX, Kaisercraft
  • Sewing machine
  • Diamante
  • Celebr8 flowers

In this Issue of Scrapbook Affairs with Jowilna Nolte

Today’s blog post is not a tutorial. We are just happy to share some love for our Artist in Residence Jowilna Nolte who is the featured artist in Scrapbook Affairs. We love the colors and illumination in this tag-making project using VersaFine Clair! See the page clipping below to see how Jowilna makes all sorts of projects with this fabulous ink.

Here is a sneak peek at one of the pages in the Scrapbook Affairs. In the image below see how Jowilna uses VersaFine Clair in so many different ways.

See more craft tutorials from Jowilna:

Use VersaFine Clair to create a Lavender Card

Design a Live Wild & Free Card

Create a Dazzling Raspberry Red Scrapbook Layout

Shop VersaFine Clair


Create a Leather Effect on a Gift Tag using GooseBumps Texture Spray

by Arjita Sepaha Singh

I wanted to create leather texture effect which can be used on gift tags. I sprayed Imagine’s Walnut inks on paper tags and allowed them to dry completely. Next, I added Goosebumps Texture Spray to create the randomness and variety in texture and color. Then I added more intense color sprays and crumbled the tags. This gave a cool leather-like texture and I finished the tags by adding a gold heat embossed flower and sentiment.

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 1 hour + dry time


  • Heat gun
  • Altenew – Stamp set
  • Somerset cardstock
  • Misti Stamp Tool
  • Double-sided foam adhesive