Hey everyone! Happy Sunday!
I’m back today with a very special post!
You may know that the super-awesome and talented Tracey McNeely hosts a 25 Days of Christmas Tags feature on her blog every year. Chock full of inspiration, guests and prizes (more on that later!), it’s something you should definitely check out!
This year I was thrilled and honoured when Tracey asked if I would be one of her Guest Designers, and I gleefully and immediately accepted! I love Christmas, I love tags, how could I resist?!
With the choice of product etc left completely to me, I only had to create a tag in any fashion I wished.
You guys ought to know by now though how I don’t do anything by halves:
*squeal* Can I just stop and say how much I love love *love* these?! What do you guys think? I was going for ‘magazine spread’, how did I do?
There are 11 tags here in total (I just could not stop!) but they all used a handful of basic supplies, which means that they didn’t take too long to put together either! Wouldn’t gifts just look amazing dressed up with these tags?
I’ll give you a few close-ups:
I used the Tag Sale #7 die to cut all the standard sized tags from Kraft cardstock, Shimmer Cream cardstock and Shimmer Gold cardstock. I used the Holly Berries set from Clearly Besotted to stamp the images and sentiment using Versafine Onyx Black ink, and added some Martha Stewart Smoky Quartz glitter and a splattering of Mister Huey’s White mist as well (doesn’t show too well in the photos but the cream tags have it too).
A couple of the tags were different. 🙂
I used the WPlus9 Under The Mistletoe dies to die cut the sprig and mistletoe, coating the whole of the mistletoe with the glitter and accenting the sprig. Those were adhered with Pinflair Glue Gel and I added a sentiment from PTI’s ‘Tis The Season Sentiments stamp set. I made all the tag reinforcers by punching a hole in cardstock then punching out the ring using a 1/2″ circle punch. The black twine is from Hemptique and the metallic gold string is my favourite from May Arts.
For the smaller tags I used the Tremendous Tags dies to die cut the tags, one from Shimmer Cream and one from True Black cardstock. The cream one features a pattern from the Texture Tiles: Be Cool stamp set from Avery Elle, with some glitter accenting, and the black one uses the Falling Snow stencil with white embossing paste which was then sprinkled with glitter.
The shaped tags (word and bell) were die cut from Shimmer Silver cardstock, and completely coated with glitter. The Merry Bright tag was die cut using the sadly discontinued Merry Bright die, and in fact was die cut three times and adhered together for some strength (all those holes weaken the structure don’t you know? *wink*). The bell was die cut using the larger of the two dies from the Lil’ Inker Designs Jingle Bell die set.
I’m really proud of this collection of tags, I do hope you like them too!
So, I mentioned something about prizes! Read on!
Along with the daily inspiration from Tracey and all her guests, she is also offering prizes from the following amazing companies:
All you need to do is leave a comment on Tracey’s blog for each one of the days (plus the main prize draw *here*) and you’ll be entered into a draw to win some yummy goodies! You have until 11:59pm EST on November 27th to enter – so make sure you check out Tracey’s blog and get your name into the hat!
AND THERE’S MORE! I’m also giving you an extra chance to win today by commenting on this post!! You have until 11:59pm EST on November 26th to comment, then I’ll pick one commenter at random and pass their name onto Tracey to be included in the draw! So please do leave a comment! 🙂 All winners will be drawn on 28th November. 🙂
Thank you all so much for stopping by today, and see you all again soon!
52 thoughts on “25 Days of Christmas Tags Guest Designer!”
Love the images on your tags – so delicate and pretty.
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WOW – you did an amazing job! I love that all the tags share similar colors but are each so different!
Such lovely tags. Love all of the different elements used for tags.Thanks for sharing.
WOW your tags are AMAZING. Thanks for sharing.
Gorgeous tags. They are all so sophisticated. Thanks for sharing.
The tags are beautiful. Love the look of the different vegetation.
thanks for sharing.
Yep, it's Vogue-worthy. I'm totally diggin' that Merry and Bright. What a looker.
fabulous tags! so festive, vintage and fun!
beautiful. they are pinterest ready!
I absolutely LOVE all of your tags! Thank goodness you didn't ask us to choose a favorite!
WOW! Your 'magazine layout' of stunning tags is inspired, inspiring and all around fabulous! In awe…
What a fabulous collection
of tags! Great designs on
Carla from Utah
AWESOME!! LOVING these!! The Colors and the Sparkle had me at "TAG"!! =) THANKS for sharing and have a Fabulous WEEK!! =)
Oh, my! These are all so sweet and pretty! Love!
Oh my goodness…your tags are STUNNING. I love them.
FABULOUS tags Taheerah! LOVE seeing them all together 🙂
Awesome assortment of tags! I love the kraft paper you used on some of them, and that pretty jingle bell tag! Lots of ideas here!
Wow, these are all fantastic. Very inspiring.
these are just lovely–thanks for the inspiration!
This is one great bunch of tags! You are so creative 🙂
These all look fantastic and love the way you took the photos, really makes them all shine!!! You've given me lots of inspiration for my own tags, which I really must start making sometime soon……
Your tags are so elegant – simply beautiful!
Fantastic cards Taheerah. Love the neutral colors with the touch of sparkle.
Simply fabulous 🙂
Wow Taheerah! Just a stunning set of tags- you have really inspired me to use kraft and black fir some of my Xmas tags/ cards this year. And love the magazine spread. You did well
Wow, Taheerah … this are stunning … you're so right to be proud of them! Anita 🙂
Well, Taheerah, these just may be my most favourite tags in the history of tags! Wow! Spectactularly beautiful! I love them all!
Your tags are simply stunning. I'm going on a crafting retreat in a few weeks. Now I know what I'll be working on! Thanks for the inspiration.
What a beautiful variety of tags!
Great tags! I love your colour scheme and how you added faux snow to a bunch of the tags.
Wow! These are stunning! I love the black with kraft on here!
Taheerah, you rock and I am in love with all of your gorgeous tags. Even though you sent all these photos to me, it is like seeing them for the first time here today. Awesome post and thank you for joining me today as my guest designer! xoxo
Wow! Your tags are all stunning Taheerah and would do any magazine layout proud! I have the holly berries stamp set you've used but now suddenly find myself "needing" all these dies too! Thanks for all the inspiration.
This glittery, shiny neutral palette is awesome. Every tag is a gem.
BEAUTIFUL!! I have this stamp set and am really liking how you used them with kraft card stock and gold! Gorgeous tags and photos, Taheerah!
I absolutely love the rustic and subtle coloring on your tags!
these are definitely creative and cute! I love the color combinations 🙂
Your tags and photo are so magazine layout worthy. They are all just beautiful. You did a great job. Can't wait to see what I have that will come close to reproducing your stunning creations. Thanks so much.
Um WOW. I totally get the 'magazine spread' look! Fabulous, gorgeous tags and I love the way you chose to photograph them in such a classy way.
These tags are gorgeous! I love the colors!
WOW! These are awesome tags! So pretty!
Wonderful collection..love the accents of gold.
I love the rustic feel to all of your tags! So pretty!
Um these tags are brilliant!!!! I just love them! I would not have had the patience for the Merry and Bright one! My favorites are the kraft ones, I just love the simplicity of them and the white splatter.
Wow!! I love it when projects are quick and easy AND beautiful!!!! Lovely tags!
Absolutely gorgeous Taheerah! You absolutely ROCKED it.
I came for a closer look, I couldn't pin down on to one, just love them all!
Stunning tags Taheerah! Love the color combo.
FABULOUS set of tags Taheerah!!!
LOVE your kraft/white/black/gold combo with a splash of sparkle – SO ELEGANT!!!
Merry Bright is SO COOL – never thought of using a sentiment as a tag – I'm pretty new to the world of die cutting, so I am ever so tempted by everything you have used 🙂
THANK YOU for sharing your CREATIVE INSPIRATION!!!