Saturday, November 19, 2016

25 Days of Christmas Tags

Good morning!  Today is a happy day for me.  Two of my nieces celebrate their birthdays (not twins, just born on the same day) AND I get to participate in the fabulous 25 Days of Christmas Tags hop.  I'm hoping that you've already been following along with the 25 Days of Christmas Tags that my amazing friend Tracey has put together, but if not, you'll definitely want to check this out!  You are in for a treat! Oodles of inspiration, oodles of prizes, Christmas cheer...could it get any better?  I'm so happy to be joining some of my teammates from Where Creativity Meets C9 today to share a tag featuring some of my favorite Concord and 9th products. 
I've been having a lot of fun mixing holiday and non-holiday stamps on my latest projects, and I did that again here.  My tag features a fabulous sentiment from O Christmas Tree.  Well, naturally after seeing "deck the halls", the song started playing in my head, inspiring the entire design of the tag.  I started out making a floral spray full of boughs of holly, but somehow the holly leaves got edited out of the design.  Instead, I used the pine branch from the Joy stamp set.  Then I added berry sprigs, individual berries, and leaves from Love you. Mean it.  The O Christmas Tree stamp set has lots of fun little images in it, and I used the small snowflake and ornament stamps to finish off my tag.  My tag is definitely CAS, which is pretty mandatory as far as my Christmas crafting is concerned.  Speaking of Christmas crafting...I've been into mass production lately.  I don't typically share the multiples on my blog, but since my crafting time is always short, I've been embracing the MISTI and making a lot of duplicates of cards.  Well, it works for tags, too. :) And since I don't need a ton of tags for gifts, I turned some of them into cards because I'm always short on those. 
See?  Easy peasy.  PS It's been ages since I inked up an embossing folder before running it through the machine, and boy do I love how the white ink brings out the detail on the woodgrain.  Definitely going to do that again soon.  I know...I've been on a wood kick lately with Concord and 9th's Barnwood Background Stamp and now this.  I just can't get enough. :) 
Tracey has an absolutely incredible line-up of guests for this event and a HUGE number of giveaways including a $25 gift certificate from Concord & 9th!  Make sure you go to her blog to read all the details on how to enter to win and to join the fun.  (But make sure to leave a comment below before you go...that's one way to enter the giveaways.) I'm so amazed and proud of Tracey for putting together this truly fabulous event and thrilled I was able to participate! :) Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I hope you have a happy weekend!


  1. Beautiful tag and card. Love the depth the embossing adds and that sweet little sprig on the bottom of the tag is stunning Lindsey!

  2. Love that wood grain background.
    I seem to use it a lot.
    The tag is clean and simple and
    so pretty. Anything that can be
    done in a limited amount of time
    is great.

    thanks for sharing.

  3. Stunning tag, and that woodgrain background really compliments the tag and pulls the card together.

  4. So pretty... love that floral's perfect and the tag added to a card... like it was made for it! Love it that way too!

  5. Love your CAS tag and now that song is stuck in my head, too! The woodgrain BG is just gorgeous--I love all that texture!

  6. Ooooh! I am a BIG fan of woodgrain and love the fancy little ornament and sprigs at the bottom of the tag - just lovely! Thanks for the beautiful inspiration, I am in the holiday spirit so much earlier this year!

  7. This is delightful Lindsey!! Love the little ornament dangling from the wispy pine bough along the bottom!

  8. Love the combo of that crisp and clean tag with that fabulous woodgrain BG!

  9. On the card or off it, Lindsey, that tag with the spray of branches, leaves and berries is just gorgeous ... fabulous with the sweet ornament! Hugs, Anita :)