Inspired by 25 Days of Christmas Tags | Tag 1

Hi, guys! Back at the blog. Have you been checking out Tracey McNeely’s 25 Days of Christmas Tags event? Tracey puts this event on with loads of tag inspiration annually and gets all kinds of people sharing Christmas tags. It’s always fun!

I’m going to spend some time over the next week or two, creating some Christmas tags inspired by ones shared during the event.

So, with that, here’s my first tag.

This was inspired by one of the tags Joyce shared on Day 8. I dug Joyce’s blue inked background and did something similar for my tag here.

Avery Elle was the Day 8 sponsor of this year’s event and that felt like a great reason to dig into my Avery Elle stash to make this tag so I did just that! 🙂 I pulled out the Christmas Magic set (which I think might be retired) and stamped and die-cut the little snowman and light pole. Just a little basic coloring to both. To create the look of glass, I did add a light layer of Glossy Accents to the light.

To finish off the tag, I stamped a few snowflakes and a sentiment, plus I added the white pompoms.

Alright! That’s it for me. Be sure to check out this post on Tracey’s blog for details about the event, as well to see how others have been inspired by this year’s tags! (A big thank you to Tracey for continuing to put this event together! The time and effort is so appreciated!)

A Word-y Christmas Tree

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Hi, all!

Well, surprise surprise! I’m back with another tag… another Christmas tag. Shocked, right? Ha! Wink!

Today’s tag was inspired by a combination of tags shared during the 25 Days of Christmas Tags. There were a few tags that featured text mainly as the design element on on them (for example, Debby’s Cheer tag here) that caught my eye. And there was Joyce’s Tree tag on Day 12 too that made me say, “That’s cool!”

Collectively, the text tags and Joyce’s tree tag inspired me to make this simple little tag. So let’s take a look at it. 🙂

A stamped Christmas gift tag by Teri | terisplace,wordpress.com

 

It’s a simple little tag, really.

I simply made the Christmas tree by stamping words and stars from the Spreading Joy stamp set from Paper Smooches on a die-cut tag.  Then I stamped a heart in the middle of the “o” in Joy. To sauce it and the stars up, I applied a thin layer of Stickles onto them. I love the little glitz the glitter adds.

I thought about using another word stamp to make the tree’s trunk, but I instead went the easy route. I freehand cut a simple trunk from kraft cardstock and plopped it in place.

I finished the tag off with by tying some jute throught the top of it. I purposely chose jute because it matches the color of the tree trunk. I think a nice red and white baker’s twine would have looked swell though as well.

Alrighty! That is it for me today. I’ll be back again later. Pretty sure I’ll be back again in the next couple days with another tag or two. I just can’t stop. Having so much fun. Thanks again, Tracey, for all your efforts in putting this fun event together… and for the flood of inspiration to play!

And a big thanks to all of you out there for swinging by, as always. It’s always a treat!