12 Tags of Christmas – Tag 10

I am in love with the color scheme and vintage feel of Tim’s tag.

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But I have square and rectangle fragments instead of round and oval so I went another route.

This is one of my favorites for sure, and I’ve already used the technique Tim featured.  Too much fun!

This is the last of my tags this year.  While I did love the last two Tim crafted, I have a big project that will take every ounce of my spare time until Christmas.  I’ll be sure to post pictures when it’s completed!


12 Tags of Christmas – Tag 8

Tim decided to do this tag using elements he really enjoys.  Steampunk!

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I love it!  But rather than try to duplicate each piece, I mimicked the idea:  Making it my own.

Love the gears for a bit of an edge, but the softness in the pearls.  The calendar is a leftover scrap from paper I used in this year’s Christmas cards.  I can’t imagine using the original paper as a full sheet, but cut up and used bit by bit it was perfect.

12 Tags of Christmas – Tag 7

Surprise, surprise, I’m digging the neutrals!

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The ghost-stamping technique is brilliant and I see myself using it again, and again, and again, and again…

I started out loving my tag.  Then added a stamp to the bottom center that WAY too small for the layout and didn’t balance at all.  So I covered it with a rosette.  Not my favorite finished product, but I do like the elements individually.

12 Tags of Christmas – Tag 6

So not every tag is a hit.  I again liked the challenge of a multi-color tag and the technique is neat, but I wasn’t excessively anxious to create it.  Maybe because I don’t have a majority (read: any!) of the right materials?

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Maybe if mine had a little shine to it?  I don’t know.  The presents ended up looking like a birthday instead of Christmas.  Maybe I’ll find some baubles or charms I can hang from the ribbon.  I like the methods I used and the brads at the bottom, but I need to find a little Christmas cheer for it!

12 Tags of Christmas – Tag 5

Oo lala! Enough said:

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Who doesn’t love alcohol inks? And, more importantly in my case, Alcohol Ink Blending Solution? 🙂 Yeah, my tag was redone a few times without having to find more usable plastic packaging.  Totally worth the fumes:

This is Mr. M’s favorite so far, simply because he is amazed by the technique.  I have to admit that with every set of bells I scratched off, I did hope I might win the lottery!  Fun fact:  I covered those chipboard numbers in paint dabber and glitter days ago and finally found the perfect use for them.

12 Tags of Christmas – Tag 4

The cool tones of Tag 4 quickly reminded me of a snowy winter, something I am (almost always) thankful to no longer experience but remember fondly.  The crackle effect instantly brought ice to my mind and I was eager to give it a try:

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I tried quite a few new ideas (Crackle Accents, tulle, buttons) and am only “okay” with today’s tag.  Regardless, it was a lot of fun and I will try, try again (and again, and again)!

I get the impression that distressing and adding Dusty Concord to the edges would greatly enhance the entire tag. When in doubt, distress some more!  I do love the bow at the top and the semi-dangling stamped plastic and would love to use the ideas again.

12 Tags of Christmas – Tag 3

Day 3 of Twelve Tags proved to be classy Christmas at it’s finest.  I adore the vintage look Tim came up with:

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 My creation process varied greatly, and it took a long time for me to figure out what ribbon to add, but I am so pleased with the results:

I chose favorite Christmas hymns as the words and stamped them one letter at a time using individual inks.  I wanted to use the multi-color look, but don’t have the supplies to make my own custom stamp pad.  I then used my “Noel” stamp, added a little holly, and embossed with a folder to give texture.  Vintage Gold Perfect Pearls Mist is an easy favorite of mine and the ribbon was dyed to match the holly for the final touch.