Monday, December 5, 2011

Time For The 12 Tags!!

Ok, remember when you were a kid and just couldn't wait to
open presents?? Christmas, Hanukkah, Birthday, whatever....
it was the anticipation of what was coming, oh so soon!

Well, I don't know about you.....but that feeling is not as common
these I really feel like a little kid again, when
Tim Holtz starts his 12 Tags of Christmas!! The anticipation of
each new tag unveiled each day.....the fun of getting out my inks,
bling, dies, embossing folders, powders, stickles.....yes, you just
have the excuse to PLAY!!

So above is my take on Tag #1.....I definitely had to improvise!
I know you can see the "how to" info on Tim's blog HERE, so
I won't go into complete detail, but I did change up several
things (use what you have, right?). I used a different color
palette on the kraft core paper, the embossing powder I had
already (Zing Vanilla), the "Noel" and the swirl below it....I
had old chipboard letters, and some grunge paper plain swirls.
I cut pieces and parts, and glued together to get a look I liked.
The silver is Stickles....just can't bring myself to
The holly leaves....don't have the die, I stamped them (Tim's
set) in Pine Needles, and inked edges in the Iced Spruce after
I cut them out. To make the music note paper,
I made my own.....used the Tim stamp set with the small
sheet music, stamped it twice next to each other in Black Soot,
on white cardstock. I centered the banner die over the
"music note" section (avoided the words), and then cut.
Inked with Vintage Photo. A few baubles and beads from
my stash.....and it's done!

I'm linking up over on Tim's site.....are you? C'mon, join
in the fun, take a little time for you, to go and "get inky with it"!!


  1. I love what you did Laura...and yes, use what you have..put your own spin on it and have fun!

  2. Beautiful tag Laura. I hope to try some of them, just probably won't be real soon. I will have to improvise on most of them but that will be fun too :)

  3. Your tag is really nice, great pinecones..KathyR.

  4. This is so beautiful!! LOVE IT!!