25 Days of Christmas Tags!

Hi everyone! Welcome to day 12 of Tracey McNeely’s annual 25 Days of Christmas Tags celebration, today is Pinkfresh Studio’s turn to host. Click on the above link to head back to Tracey’s blog, where you can link up your own inspired creations. Click here to head over to Pinkfresh’s blog to see more lovely Christmas tags from some of the Pinkfresh Studio design team!

With all of the slimline cards I’ve been making lately, I felt the urge to make a slimline Christmas tag.

I started with Pinkfresh Studio’s Argyle Layering Stencil (which is a 2-stencil set) on a 4 X 9 piece of white cardstock. I grabbed some ink pads starting with a few shades of red, Coral Reef, Passion Fruit and just a little bit of Berrylicious around the outside of the diamond. I used blender brushes to blend in the red colors first, then shifted the stencil to fill in the remaining diamond shapes with a couple of shades of green, Fresh Pear, Grassy Knoll and Key Lime.

I used the second stencil in the set to heat emboss some sparkly gold lines, so pretty! I die cut it out with the inside die from Pinkfresh’s Slim Diagonal Stitched Rectangle die set which was approximately 2 3/4 X 7 3/4 inches. I snipped off the corners on the top and there was my tag.

I used Lea’s Ornate Lowercase dies with some specialty paper from my stash for the “noel” and stamped out some pretty flower half wreaths from Pinkfresh’s Charming Floral Wreath stamp set and used the accompanying die set to cut them out. I actually stamped them out in various colors, and finally decided that they needed to be just a bit bolder than the background or they they got lost when placed over the argyle pattern. I arranged everything on the tag and used small bits of foam tape to be able to layer and give dimension then stuck it all down.

I added gold Nuvo drops where the lines intersected and some Pinkfresh Jewels on the flower wreaths and I was done.

I made a couple more small circle tags using Pinkfresh’s adorable Classic Tags with Fillable Elements die set. I love this set, so cute! I white heat embossed a background stamp, Lush Vines, onto a couple of different colored paper pieces, and die cut them out with the circle tag. Then I stamped and embossed another half wreath stamp from the Charming Floral Wreath set onto vellum and die cut them out.

They were adhered onto the circle tags along with a sentiment from the Sleigh Bells Ring stamp set. And used some white raffia ribbon and string for some extra fun at the top.

I hope that some of these ideas might inspire you to make something new today. Thank you so much for coming by.


And as one of the sponsors to this Christmas tag hop, Pinkfresh Studio is giving away a $50 gift card. Look for details on how to win on Tracey’s blog.

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This Post Has 46 Comments

  1. Bunny

    Your two round tags are lovely but your slim line tag makes me want to call Dibs on that. It’s beautiful. I love the stenciling and the great NOEL die with the beautiful green paper. It’s so lovely.

    1. Anne

      That’s great! Thanks Bunny! The slimline tag may not be one that’s easy to mass produce, but I can’t wait to give it to someone special.

  2. Jan Elmore

    Your slimline tag really caught my eye. Very, n o….extremely pretty!

    1. Anne

      Oh yay! Thanks Jan!!

  3. Meghan Kennihan

    I love the argyle Noel Tag so much!

    1. Anne

      Thank you Meghan!!

  4. dolly/scrapthat

    Oh boy this is gorgeous!

    1. Anne

      Thank you so much!

  5. Gail Scott

    Beautiful work on each of these fabulous pieces of art -and I love the NOEL! Thanks for sharing!

    1. Anne

      Aw, thanks so much Gail!!

  6. Susan McRae

    This is such a pretty and elegant tag!

  7. Karen Letchworth

    I love your sweet slimline tag, Anne. Great argyle pattern. Thanks for sharing your fabulous talents to inspire us. Pinkfresh is my new obsession.

    1. Anne

      Thanks so much Karen!!

  8. Jo Malicoat

    Just love your tag! That Argyle stencil set is really nice. Thanks for the inspiration!

  9. Boryana

    So elegant and beautiful mama tag and so adorable two little ones 🙂

    1. Anne

      Ha! Cute! Thank you Bory!

  10. Lauryne Cunningham

    Your cards are so pretty and elegant! Love the argyle background and the fluffy white bows!

    1. Anne

      Oh I had some fun with those bows and string. Thank you Lauryne!

  11. Marisela Delgado

    That argyle design is fabulous! Beautiful color choice, too.

    1. Anne

      Thank you so much Marisela!!

  12. Isabel Z

    Your attention to detail is amazing. These are gorgeous!

  13. Nancy Penir

    Bunny, your Noel tag is so pretty, just had to try to come close with my tag. Lovely round too! Beautiful tags today!

    1. Anne

      I can’t wait to see your tag!! Thanks so much for coming by!

    1. Anne

      No worries Nancy!!

  14. Mary Holshouser

    Love the argyle. Accenting the
    lines with the gold was a great
    idea. Beautiful, elegant tag.
    thanks for sharing

    1. Anne

      Thank you, Mary!

  15. Mary-Anne V.

    Well all these tags are amazing but I must admit the slim line is just so pretty and such a unique shape.

    1. Anne

      Wonderful! Thanks Mary-Anne!

  16. Dorothy Ayotte

    What s darling tag! All the layers are wonderful. Thanks for all the links to the products- I was not familiar with the essential tag set with fillable elements and this is now on my wish list. Wonderful for every occasion.

    1. Anne

      Ooo, I adore Pinkfresh’s Essential tag die’s, so cute! Thanks for coming by Dorothy!

  17. Denise Bryant

    Love these beautiful tags! The argyle design is awesome, and a pretty color combo!

    1. Anne

      Hi Denise! Thank you so much!

  18. Ashley Cortez

    Love how these tags turned out with all of these stunning stamps,dies and the colors on them they are all georgous

    1. Anne

      Thanks so much Ashley!

  19. EK Gorman

    That plaid background is amazing! It is a show stopper all in itself! Thank you for the inspiration.

    1. Anne

      Thanks so much!

  20. Scraporcraft

    I like the letters to noel. Such a great combination. Wonderful bows on the circle tags.

    1. Anne

      Thank you so much!

  21. Zlatka K

    Gorgeous tags!

    1. Anne

      Thanks so much!

  22. Melanie Barrett

    Anne, you are so incredibly talented! These tags are gorgeous! I just had to pause and soak in every little detail!

    1. Anne

      Oh gee, thanks so much Melanie!!

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