Friday, December 8, 2017


When we think of Christmas, we think of gingerbread houses and cookies. Bake and frost your own version of gingerbread cookies this year with this quick and easy tutorial for gift tags.

That's right, these adorable gingerbread tags are made out of paper and require a short list of supplies. To start, cut different shapes from a kraft colored cardstock. We used the Silhouette Cameo and cut various holiday themed images from their design store. The Paper Cut's Fossil cardstock is our go-to kraft color.
Next we got out our favorite ink - Distress Ink in Tea Dye. This color has been in our stash for... forever. It's a great shade for adding just a touch of vintage or shading to cards and die cuts. We pulled it out and added it to the edges of our paper pieces, adding just a little bit more to various spots. This really transforms the paper into a baked cookie! 

If you're new to Distress Inks, don't be afraid! Grab an ink pad, foam applicator, and a craft sheet. Tap the foam applicator directly onto the ink pad to pick up color. Start off the paper and use a circular motion to transfer the ink. Go ahead and build layers by adding more of the same or a different color ink. Along with water and dye, Distress Inks have a resin that makes them perfect for blending. 

Now it's time to decorate the tags. The Uni-ball Signo pen writes smooth and shows up bold and crisp on dark cardstock colors. We used it to create doodles on each piece. It may look intimidating, but the designs were made with simple lines and dots. 

Use a hole punch and baker's twine to attach the tags to gifts, banners, and more. Just make sure no one mistakes them for real cookies! 
SUPPLIES Silhouette Cameo, The Paper Cut Cardstock (Fossil), Distress Ink (Tea Dye), Foam Applicator, Non Stick Craft Sheet, Uni-ball Signo Pen (White), Hole Punch, Baker's Twine (Black)

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