Monday, December 5, 2011


Who has been following Tim`s 12 tags of Christmas? If you don't know what I am on about have a look here
I have been watching these awesome tags by Tim for the last three years.
This year I thought it was about time to try and re create something similar or at least use some of the techniques.
Like many people, I don't have ALL the supplies that Tim used on the tags.
The idea is to get INSPIRED to try the techniques and get creative with what you do have.
Not the best photo, but here is my tag

For the creation of this tag, I was also inspired by Shelly Hickox
Her blog 'Stamptramp' is one of my full of great techiques and ideas.
I don't have Kraft Resist paper, so I cased Shelly's idea and painted over kraft cardstock with Pool dabber paint. I used a different cuttlebug folder.
Instead of white embossing powder I applied UTEE (embossing enamel) I used this because it was sitting in front of me and I was in a hurry ( I should have been more organised!) It works, but think it may have made my tag a bit 'brittle'. It tore a little when I was distressing the edges with the distresser.
I also followed Shelly's idea of making your own tattered banners...ooh la la! So fun!
For the leaves I used the mini tattered leaves movers and shapers die with two different shades of green cardstock. I embossed the leaves with 'branches' embossing folder. I then sanded,applied some 'gathered twigs' distress ink and a bit of snow dabber paint. Used same technique for the Elegant Flourish.
I don't have the pine cones die, so used some white mini roses.Sprayed 'Crushed Shells' glimmer mist on them and sponged some 'Frayed Burlap' ink to the centres.
The reindeer (Reindeer Flight die)was cut with Jac paper (double sided sticky paper)
I peeled off one side and coated with silver glitter.
The ribbon is colored with 'Iced Spruce' distress that colour!
I dabbed a little 'Snow' dabber paint randomly on the tag.
Tim is already up to tag I better get a move on!
If you are still here...thanks for looking :)


  1. Oh Shirley I love that Reindeer, is it one of Tim's ? I don't have any yet, hence the cricut machine.Love your first Tag.

  2. Oh Shirl... your tag is gorgeous... love the idea of glittering jac paper... that's clever...
    can't wait to see more...

    Jenny x

  3. It's brilliant Shirley! Love the blingy reindeer! xx

  4. Your tag is beautiful!! So glad you could use the tips! Thanks for linking to me - I really appreciate it. :-)

  5. Gorgeous! This is my third year for the 12 Tags too. I love yours! I played along for the first year I followed, but havent' managed to again. You have inspired me to try harder though! This is beautiful.

  6. Hello Shirley, this is a terrific tag. The sparkly reindeer looks great against the lovely background. Thank you for visiting my blog & taking the time to leave a comment, it's much appreciated.

  7. Your tag is fabulous Shirley! I always read Tim's blog, but have yet to attempt his 12 day! (sigh!)

    Thanks for the lovely comments you left on my blog!

  8. Hi Shirley, it's me Cecilia from Aussie scrappers garage sale. ;) You have made some gorgeous cards, and thanks for sharing the techniques for this tag.

  9. Hi Shirley! I read on Fiona's blog that you organised a Stampotique atc swap. I just wanted to let you know that I'd love to participate if there would be another one, for I adore trading Stampotique ATCs!