Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Twelve Tags of Christmas ... Day Ten

Hi everyone.  Welcome to the tenth day of my "Twelve Tags of Christmas" Event.  I am amazed at the gorgeous tags that have been entered into this event.  Each one is so beautifully creative and unique!  I hope you enjoy the two tags in today's post (one made by me; one made by a friend) ... and I hope our tags inspire you to add your Mixed Media* Christmas tags to the growing gallery below.

* For this event, Mixed Media is defined as stamps + ink, plus two other elements which add texture and/or dimension.

Tag #10

Here's how I made Tag #10:

First I stamped the Christmas Story background (Penny Black stamp) and heat embossed in white onto my white tag (2 1/8" x 3 5/8").  Distress Inks were sponged on top (Barn Door over the whole tag, Fired Brick around the edges).  I die-cut two trees (Sizzix dies) from green glitter and brown glitter paper and also from white card stock.  They were glued together in layers to make the trees thick and sturdy.  I ripped two pieces of white card stock for the snow banks and stamped the sentiment in Barn Door ink.  Everything was then mounted on top of my embossed background, and the trees were popped up for added dimension.  A double red-stitched white ribbon was added to the top to finish.

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Today's special Guest Designer is Marina.  She is one of my newest teammates on Addicted to Stamps & More Design Team.  I love Marina’s style … she does both CAS and mixed media and her projects are always so creative and fun.  She has recently started providing videos of some of her projects and you can tell how much fun she has getting messy with mixed media!!  Marina has a lot of enthusiasm, which she shares on her blog as well as at the new craft forum Happy Little Stampers.  She has taken on a large role of introducing new topics for discussion each week at HLS and really gets everyone engaged.  Check out her blog, Marina’s Craft Space and take a look around --- you’re going to have fun! :)  She currently designs for Lawnscaping Challenge and ATS&M, and soon will be designing for Canvas Corp Brands Creative Crew for Tags & Papers Category for 2015.

Details on how Marina made this fun and creative tag below, can be found by clicking HERE.  And as an added bonus, Marina has made a "how to" video for this tag ... make sure to check it out!

Here's Marina's tag ....

Awesome tag!!  Thanks so much Marina!!

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I hope you'll join us and link up your mixed media Christmas tags below.

Here's how to play ...
  • Make a Mixed Media Christmas tag (any size)
  • Upload to your blog or favorite gallery (Flickr, Splitcoast Stampers, etc.)
  • Include a link to this post on your blog or gallery
  • Add your link below to join the event
  • Enter as many times as you'd like --- new creations only please (no backlinking)

The event is open until Nov. 16, so there's lots of time to play along.

Prize:  $40 gift certificate from STAMPlorations for Top Tag

Everyone who enters a mixed media Christmas tag(s) is eligible to win. The Top Tag will be picked by an independent judge.

See you tomorrow with another Christmas Tag and special Guest Designer!

Come join our mixed media Christmas party!


  1. Love your sparkly trees, snow bank and heat embossed Christmas Story background Loll. See..CAS works for Mixed Media too !

    Marina's Mixed Media tag is at the opposite end of the spectrum with amazing techniques, layers, textures and dimension. Can't wait to check out her blog and videos.

    Loll, Your tag event has been a Gold Mine for creative ideas :-) Thank You again for keeping our heads spinning with ideas :-)......Wow!

  2. LOVE the glittered trees on your fabulous tag! Marina's is awesome too -- off to check out her blog~

  3. Those green glittered trees against that brick red script background created a marvelously festive look. Am loving that snow under the trees. Terrific tag. Off to see Marina's, and there's some fab new tags today as well. TFS & for hosting a fun challenge, that took me a bit out of my comfort zone!! Hugs

  4. Oh Loll, this tag is just so Christmasy! I love the bright red inking and the white embossing, so striking. Your trees are so pretty in glitter paper and your sentiment pops on the "snow"! Gracious, Marina's tag is awesome too! I love all the dimension she has going on in her tag. Her tag makes me want to reach out and touch it! Goodness for sure! I can't believe you are on day 10 already!!! How did that happen?! lol Hugs, Brenda

  5. I am glad you did this event the inspiration is simply superb every single day!! Love the emboss resist inking that u did :) Marina's tag is fabulous!

  6. Christmas must be getting closer! Every day there is more beauty here. Loll your glitter trees are filled with so much sparkle and joy! I loved see Marina style on the video! Thanks every so much for the inspiration...I am certainly catching the Christmas spirit!

  7. fabulous tag Loll love your sparkly trees


  8. OMG Loll...I just checked out Marina's blog and her video for this beautiful card and her Mixed Media Tag video...Wow, wow, wow!!! I want to get inky...right now!

  9. Another beauty, Loll! I love the green and brown glittered trees against the red and white background! I agree! There's so much wonderful inspiration in this gallery. I've gotten behind, but hope to catch up soon and look closer at all of them!

  10. Really love the look of your sparkling trees against that wonderful background, Loll! Lots of amazing color and texture on Marina's tag. Off to check out her blog!

  11. Love the glittery trees, the snow, and the perfect background! And another great guest designer with a beautiful tag - so glad to hear Marina's done a video for us!

  12. Wonderful traditional tag Loll and I love the glittery trees! I'm totally fascinated by Marina's gorgeous tag - the texture and depth is fantastic!

  13. Oh my golly look at those sparkly trees! Love love this tag Loll. Marina pulled out all the stops. Love her texture.

  14. Love it! So sparkly and bright! Just finished a second tag for your event and will upload it this evening...

  15. Those glittery trees look fabulous on the red and white background, Loll, and Marina's tag is just full of fabulous texture.

  16. Two lovely tags with trees today!

  17. Those shimmery trees are gorgeous against the red and white, Loll ... so festive! Marina's card is amazing ... so much interest and texture! Anita :)


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