Tuesday, November 3, 2015

The 25 Days of Christmas Tags

25 Days of Christmas 
Hello loverlies!  It is Shay here today with a very fun post.

Tracey McNeely has a wonderful event called The 25 Days of Christmas Tags in which for 25 days she features Christmas tags.  There are lots of guests and giveaways along the way!

One of the first things I learned to stamp was tags so this is near and dear to my heart.


We just released Essentials: Noelle Cutaways which make Christmas tags a breeze!   Really any of the Essentials are good for tag making.  I ended up doing the same basic design of Christmas tag with the first being feminine and second more masculine using the color palette of gold, green, white, brown (at times only manila) and red.

I began the tags by cutting out the tag shape from Essentials: Noelle Cutaways from white cardstock that I then stamped with Mini Scenery: Do You See What I See? in Versamark and heat embossed in gold.  I used the slit die from Essentials: Noelle Cutaways to make an opening on the embossed tag of one of them.


For the feminine tag I stamped the rose from In Bloom: Elsa's Flora in Versamark and heat embossed in gold on a large manila tag.  I colored in the roses with Distress Ink and shine Mister Huey's.   I flicked some gold lame Color Shine by Heidi Swapp on the rose manila tag.  I cut around the bottom rose and behind that corner added a strip of green cardstock.  I cut out the "to" and "from" from cardstock and colored them in to match the tag. I added them to the gold embossed smaller tag.

I attached a gold doily to the rose embossed manila tag.  To add interest I used die cuts from the Open Book collection by Maggie Holmes/Crate Paper.  I attached the layers of tags with some seam binding.


On the masculine large manila tag I stamped Mini Scenery: Mulitgrain in light grey and over that the pine and pine cones from Winter Woodland in Distress Ink and the stars from Comfort + Joy.

On a smaller manila tag I stamped the Mini Scenery: Mulitgrain in light grey and the birds in Distress Ink from Comfort + Joy.

On a piece of white cardstock I stamped the slice of wood in Distress Ink.  I colored it in with Distress Ink and shine Mister Huey's.  I cut it in half and attached it behind the gold embossed tag.  I cut out the "to" and "from" from cardstock and colored them in to match the tag. I added them to the gold embossed smaller tag.

From gold cardstock I cut out the patterned star from True Multifaceted Star Cutaways.  I attached it to the pine manila tag with dimensional foam adhesive and on top of that adhered a gold embossed stag from Comfort + Joy.  Using hemp cord I tied the smaller tags to the pine tag.

I know these are busy tags but that means you could attach them to a simple kraft or white paper wrapped gift.  Change up the images, embellishments, colors and the like to customize your packages and by all means make them more clean and simple if that's your preference.

Gayatri also played along with a truly magnificent tag.  CLICK HERE to see it!

Don't forget to visit Tracey's blog HERE to get more details, inspiration and enter tons of giveaways including one from w&w!

P.S. Today is Tracey's birthday so make sure to share some birthday cheer with her! :-)



  1. These tags are gorgeous! What a beautiful combination of elements!!

  2. Two fabulous tags: gorgeous and handsome! The combination of images/colours...so eye-catching!

  3. Both your tags are awesome.. LOved it :)

  4. Such a different look with beautiful layering!

  5. Shay you've managed something I totally cannot do: Layers!!! and each element you've used is perfection!!! Off to visit Gayatri!
    =] Michele

  6. YAY! I am finally able to comment again. Thanks for your input Shay!

    Your tags are really beautiful. They would really dress up a gift bag! I'm off to visit the other ladies.

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  8. Oh my what pretty layers, these are wonderful!!

  9. DELIGHTFUL tags Shay!!!
    LOVE LOVE LOVE your PRETTY layers and colours!!!

  10. These are such beautiful tags!

  11. Gah!! These are SO dramatic!!! LOVE you deer head tag with the wood slice, geese, star and evergreens!!

  12. Shay these are just fantastic! I really love your non traditional colour scheme and patterns. I am so thrilled that ou joined my as my guest at the 25 Days of Christmas Tags!

  13. Such Fabulous tags and wonderful LO with so many elements, love them!


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