November 27, 2015

12 Tags for Christmas - January

I used some time-off during the last two weeks of November to make holiday versions of Tim’s monthly tags for 2015 which I'll use to embellish my Christmas gifts this year.

It was a great excuse to break out the glitter, get in the spirit of the season, reminisce over each month’s theme and give some great techniques another try.

While I might have wished for an unlimited craft stash, instead I embraced the process and pleasure of creating and just used what I had on-hand.

To share my experience and some new discoveries, I’ll be posting the rest of them over the next few days and perhaps they'll inspire and motivate your own holiday crafting this year.

And so, I begin with January which featured letters and numbers:

Do you remember the pre-cut grunge board parts and pieces Tim designed before his partnership with Sizzix? Well that’s what I used to make the letters spelling TWENTY. Just painted, they looked kind of blah until I outlined them and added some glitter.

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The big number 5 was hand-drawn, cut-out and filled with Crackle Accents.

My favorite technique/design element on this tag is the border.

Made with an outline of black ink, it was dotted over with white Scribbles spacing the dots just far enough apart to give it a checkered appearance.

Well, I hope you’ll return for the rest of my Christmas tag postings in the coming days and if you'd like to see a preview there's a link to them on the sidebar.


  1. Great take of January tag! The Christmas red suits well with black on light blue background! And the border... a brilliant idea!!

  2. Very cool idea. Love your shades of red and green.

  3. Fantastic tag! I love the crackle on the 5 and the checkerboard border. I took a peek at the other tags and love them all. What a wonderful set of tags!

  4. You always come up with the most creative ideas. This tag looks fantastic. Love the ones from the previous post too!

    Gaby xo

  5. Brilliant idea! Love the look to this. Jenny x

  6. Oh I am so glad you left me that sweet comment and I found these posts of yours. I've just found some time to begin pouring over the details and I know I am in for a treat! This first tag is a true winner! Love the words in black all along and the contrast of the red. The edging was a great accent! So very beautiful. I think I will call in sick for a few days and do the same - well maybe not, but I wish I could dear! This looks like it's going to be so much fun, something I'll have to try!