Saturday, November 26, 2016

25 Days Of Christmas Tags

Welcome to 25 Days Of Christmas Tags featuring STAMPlorations! The event created and hosted by Tracey McNeely is in its 6th year, and we, here at STAMPlorations, are delighted to be one of this year's sponsors with a $25 gift certificate for our shop.
The vintage tag below with its own little pocket was made by Monika using the CUTplorations Luggage Tags Nesting Dies and the ATC/Gift Card Envelope Die in combination with stamps from Artsy Borders: Poinsettia Row, The Birds And The Blooms, Distressed Floral Swirls, Holiday Sketches: Christmas Candles and Joyful sets.

Here is how it was made:

  • cut the medium luggage tag twice from off white card and once from vellum
  • stamp the Poinsettia Row in black Archival on one of the card tags and watercolour
  • edge with gold leaf pen

  •  blend the second card tag with dye inks matching the paper used for the envelope and stamp with one of the Distressed Floral Swirls using generational stamping (River Rock and Always Artichoke inks)
  • cut off the tag top and attach a piece of card 4.5cm x 8cm (1 13/16' x 3 1/8')
  • blend to match the tag, stamp the swirl in the lighter ink and doodle a border
  • add a little glue to the edges of the larger piece and attach on the reverse of the poinsettia tag leaving the straight edge open to form a pocket
  • insert the mini tag and edge with a gold leaf pen

  • stamp the cardinal from The Birds And The Blooms twice in black Archival, watercolour and fuzzy cut
  • stamp the sentiment using stamps from the Christmas Candles and Joyful sets, fuzzy cut and edge with gold leaf pen
  • stamp swirl in olive Archival on vellum, attach cardinal and sentiment and attach to the poinsettia front

  • die-cut the ATC/Gift Card Envelope from pretty paper, stamp the swirl in Always Artichoke, assemble the envelope and attach the second cardinal
  • finish off with ribbon and pearls, the little tag on the reverse has a separate piece of ribbon to make it easy to pull out

Make sure you check out Tracey's Blog for all the information about the 25 Days Of Christmas Tags.
There is more inspiration from the STAMPlorations Girls below.

Have a lovely weekend!

           Deepti                             Tanja                                  Julie

Monika                                  Karola                               Cornelia

Melissa                                            Kathy                             Suchi

Lisa                                             Tenia                              Carol


  1. Such a clever way to use the die cuts. Very creative and fun...Thank you for sharing x

  2. Such a festive, fabulous array of tags; so thrilled to have mine playing along, too!

  3. Beautiful tag and pocket! Love the colors and poinsettia design! Great details!
    Love the assortment of tags from the STAMPlorations Girls too! Lots of fabulous ideas!

  4. Love the idea of the pocket on the tags.
    Good way to present cash or a gift card.
    the cardinal is wonderful.
    So many great ideas for my tags - thanks
    for sharing.

  5. Gorgeous tags! Lots of inspiration and ideas from everyone.

  6. So this one is gorgeous too!! wow... wow!!

  7. What beautiful tags, and such variety and originallity!!

  8. Wow!! Beautiful tags :) love the luggage tags, great shape!!

  9. Awesome ideas and great collections of fun tags to try out. Thanks for sharing:)

  10. Great tags!!!
    I love making tags for all of my Christmas gifts. Thanks for sharing!

  11. These are all really amazing tags!! I love the inspiration here and thanks for sharing! :)


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