Monday, December 14, 2015

Christmas Tags

Each year at Art 'n Soul, beginning December 1st, we hold an benefit called 12 Tags of Christmas. Whoever is working each day of the 12 days, designs a tag and provides a make and take for a charge of $1 (or more) for the local Food Bank, or perishable food items for the Food Bank. Some of the staff match contributions. Last year, we provided $500 in cash to the Food Bank, and 3 barrels of food. We're a small shop, so we were proud of that, but it's our goal to better that this year.

I worked 3 of the 12 days this time, so here are my tags. We try to use things that we have in stock in the store, so that people can buy them if they like the tags.

Watercolor Mistletoe - Tag #1

Magenta stamps 0689.L Mistletoe, and 07.324.B To: From: were stamped onto a watercolor cardstock tag (Sizzix 654991 Scallop Combo #2 - no longer available) with Versamark ink. The stamping was embossed with Judikins Gold Detail Embossing powder. I chose a green and a red Tombow marker and partially colored the image. With a wet brush, I pulled the color out to cover the image. I placed a dot of white gel pen on each berry, and went over the top of the leaves with clear Wink of Stella. A sheer red ribbon was added to the top of the tag.

Nuance Poinsettias - Joyeux Noël - Tag #2

I think this tag was my favorite, because it was the most fun. I used a My Favorite Things Stitched layers tag set, and cut the second largest tag out of watercolor cardstock, and the largest one out of 80# Neenah Solar White cardstock. On the small tag, I used various colors of Magenta Nuance powder to color the background. I flicked some gold mica watercolor from Artquest Palette, Metallics. Once the tag was dry, it was stamped with Magenta stamps 07.780.G Joyeux Noël, and 0687.I Doodle Poinsettia 1, using Versamark ink. I used Judikins White Diamond embossing powder to emboss the images.

For the large tag mat, I rubbed a Versamark pad all around the outer edges of the tag and sprinkled Judikins White Diamond embossing powder all over it. I then heat set it, and this provided a great matching mat for the tag. It's very hard to photograph White Diamond embossing powder, but take my word for it, it's very sparkly and pretty.  To finish the tag, I punched two holes through both tags, and strung through a white, glitter ribbon and tied a bow.

Blue Christmas - Glitter Snowflakes - Tag #3

This tag was cut from a Sizzix die (38-0945 Super Scallop - no longer available) out of So Silk Fair Blue cardstock. I also cut a second tag out of 80# Neenah Solar White cardstock, and a partial piece of of Tim Holtz silver Ideaology adhesive backed glitter sheet.  The snowflakes were cut using Impression Obsession Snowflakes Cutout (DIE241-Z). 

The piece of glitter sheet was adhered to the white tag, and the blue tag was adhered over the top of that, with the glitter showing through the snowflake cutouts. 

Magenta 07.462.I Merry Christmas was stamped in Versamark ink and embossed with WOW Silver Glitter embossing powder. A glitter silver piece of ribbon was added at the top. This tag is very silver and glittery in real life.

I'm going to try to make all of our tags for our presents again this year. I hope you give these a try!

Products Used

Tag 1 Watercolor Mistletoe
Magenta Products:

0689.L Mistletoe
07.324.B To: From:

Other Products:
Tombow Markers: Red & Green
Versamark Ink
Judikins Gold Embossing Powder
Uniball Signo Broad White Gel pen
Clear Wink of Stella
Tim Holtz watercolor paper
Sizzix tag die 654991 Scallop Combo #2 (no longer available)
Shear red ribbon 7" long

Tag 2 Nuance Poinsettias - Joyeux Noël
Magenta Products:

07.780.G Joyeux Noël Small
0687.I Doodle Poinsettia 1
Nuance colors:
MNU004 - Jade
MNU005 - Hot Pink
MNU010 - Scarlet
MNU015 - Red

Other Products
My Favorite Things Die-Namics (MFT-525) Stitched Traditional Tag Stax
Versamark Ink
Judikins White Diamond Embossing powder
Artquest palette - Metallics
Tim Holtz watercolor cardstock
Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
Piece of glittery white ribbon 10# long
Small hole punch

Tag 3 Blue Christmas - Glitter Snowflakes
Magenta Products:

078.462.I Merry Christmas

Other Products:
Sizzix Suuper Scallop Tag die 38.0946 (no longer available)
Impression Obsession Snowflakes Cutout die DIE241-Z
Versamark Ink
WOW Silver Glitter embossing powder
So Silk Fair Blue cardstock
Neenah 80# Classic Crest Solar White cardstock
Tim Holtz Ideaology Adhesive Backed glitter sheets - silver
7" piece of Silver glitter ribbon    


  1. Merci Carole! And thanks so much for always taking the time to comment. It means a lot to me.

    1. It is always a pleasure to share in any way with you !


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