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Wednesday, December 22, 2021

Penguin Place, Gift Tags, 2021 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog

I was in need of a couple of gift tags. I didn't want to run out to the store and buy more. Like I'd find any this late in the month anyway.  I could have gone online and found some to download but if I'm going to download, print and cut, I might as well just make my own!  So here they are. 

I used the retired "Scalloped Tag Topper" punch. I didn't have anything current that would look cute. And it really didn't matter, it's not like the tag is going to be saved and cherished for all eternity! LOL   I punched a 2" x 4" piece of Basic White card stock. I cut and punched two, one of Fresh Freesia and one of Soft Sea Foam card stocks.  

The Basic White tags were cut at 3" x 1-1/2".  I was careful to try to get the piece inside the punch equally on both sides.

I took a scrap piece of the Fresh Freesia snowflake Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the "Penguin Playmates" 12" x 12" package and the Soft Sea Foam trees too.  I cut them at 2" x 1-3/4" each. I taped them to the bottom of each large tag.

Then I took some DSP that had the penguins sitting and I punched them out using the "Penguin Builder" punch. I added Dimensionals behind them. I set them on the Basic White tags but didn't affix them. I needed to see where the words were going to go. 

I set the words up in my Stamparatus. I needed to mask off part of the words on the stamp so only the "Be Merry" were exposed.  Then I inked it up with Soft Sea Foam ink and stamped the words.  I headed back to my cutting board because I forgot to remove the post it tape I had covering the words I didn't want.  UGH.  So I got the one done for the Fresh Freesia tag.  For the second tag, I managed to mess that one up too. And again, UGH!  Back to the cutting board.  I actually messed it up twice.  The third time was a charm, right?  Wrong. I had taken out the Mint Macaron ink thinking that might have been what I needed but it wasn't.  Not looking, I grabbed it and stamped the words.  I decided to just use them. Again, it's not like the tags are going to be saved! 

Next I affixed the penguins.  Then I grabbed some white Baker's Twine and some ribbons and threaded them through both tags at the same time. I looped them through the opening from front to back and slipped the ends through the loops and pulled.  I trimmed the ends and the tags were done.  I probably could have gone to and come back from the store quicker than it took me to make these with all the mistakes!!! LOL But they are done. They are homemade and as soon as I get done typing this, they will be on a couple of packages!

They were fun to make (excluding the mistakes). I like how they look and I love the colors.

Thank you SO very much for taking your time to stop by and see today's Christmas tags,


Wavah said...


KardsbyKadie said...

LOVE your double tag idea. The penguins look very jolly on those tags.