Saturday 24 December 2016

It was the Yuletide, that men call Christmas…

I’m here with my final Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2016, a fittingly Christmas themed one.

I’ve had a real blast playing along with all 12 months this year and this one was no different.  I’d made Tim’s December tag last year so was familiar with his burlap and punches technique.  This year I went with the Argyle stencil and had two of Tim’s punches to use for my foliage.  To add a bit more interest I added a bow from Crinkle Ribbon as a base for the punched leaves with a Gumdrop centre.  I matched the ribbon with the tie for the tag, dying some Crinkle Ribbon with Distress stains and ink sprays.

I was lucky to have one set of Tim’s Christmas Shadowpress embossing folders for the shadowpress technique.  I think it looks awesome with the gold embossing powder on the red background, very festive and striking.

In making up my tiles I took inspiration from the glitter theme at Unicorn Challenge and used a scrap of the Holiday Deco Sheet for one tile.  Also covered a Decorative Deer with glitter, love how they come up looking like the old Christmas decorations we used have when I was a kid.  The current theme is Christmas over at Cards und More so I am also linking my tag up there.

Love the whole look and feel of this tag, so delightfully Christmassy and vintage.  Sad the year is over so there are no more tags to make but looking forward to next year’s.  Here’s my year of tags in review, so much fun to make.

Chalks & Powders etc
Dies, SVGs & Templates etc
Sizzix Tim Holtz Paper Punches ~ 660171 Juniper & 660170 Pine
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Findings ~ Decorative Deer, Gumdrop, Jingle Brads, Mirrored Stars & Typed Tokens Christmas
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Paperie ~ Reinforcers
Inks & Paints etc
Dylusions Ink Spray ~ Postbox Red
Stephanie Barnard Sprays ~ Artichoke
Core’dinations Tim Holtz Kraft-Core Nostalgic Collection ~ No 11, No 12 & No 13
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Deco Sheet ~ Holiday
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Paper Stash ~ Tidings
Ribbons & Trims etc
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Design Tape ~ Tidings & Yuletide

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Hi this is stunning. Thank you for joining us at the Unicorn Challenge Blog for Challenge 16 “Add Some Glitter.” Hugs Jackie (DT)

  2. Love your Christmas tag and all of your Tim Holtz tags! Thanks for playing along with us at Unicorn Challenges!

  3. great tag! Thanks for joining us at cards and more and good luck! Hugs,Beate

  4. Wow! I just love your version of Tim's Dec. tag! Your greenery spray looks fabulous and using that glittery deer and Decosheet is a genius creative move! Love the entire design! :):) Sara Emily


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