Thursday, December 1, 2011

The 12 Tags of Christmas, Day 1

One of my favorite events of the year has begun, Tim Holtz's 12 Tags of Christmas.  I haven't missed a tag since I discovered this in 2008.  Back then I had almost nothing in the way of Tim's products, so the fun challenge for me was to make do with what I had.  Now, there is hardly a thing I don't have, so the challenge is to somehow make the tag my own.  Click on the highlighted link above to see what Tim cooked up for us today.  My own version is right here:



Tim used his snowflake embossing folder on his tag; I used the snowman folder.  I do not own the NOEL die, so I used the JOY movers and shapers die and then cut around it.  It doesn't show in the photo, but I did darken the area under the word so it does show up better in person.  It is not easy to photgraph glitter.

Thankfully Tim included his pinecone video in today's post, because I did manage to produce several that actually resemble pine cones after watching it three or four times.  I don't have the tattered banner die, so what I did was attach a strip of music tissue tape on a piece of scrap cardstock, trim it to size, ink it, fold it, and cut cut the points on the ends.  I also substited a swirly die cut for some of the foliage that I didn't have.  The pearls are not Tim's baubles, but come from my huge stash of old costume jewelry.

Last year I did two tags each day, the other being one for the Wendy Vecchi group, using more of Wendy's products.  I just can't do that this year, but what I think I will do is start doing 12 tags a la Wendy when we reach day 13.  That I'm sure I can manage.

Oh, and note to self:  don't work with glitter unless you don't mind leaving the house looking like an over the hill disco queen.  Just sayin'.......


17 comments:

Nancy Lynn said...

Very nice tag Eileen. Hope you have a wonderful holiday season.

Helen said...

I used the Wish mover and shaper, and did the same as you with the tissue tape, how funny!! I am also covered in glitter... and will try and do my Wendy version as and when too!!

lee said...

Well done Hon, I saw his this morning and was wonderring how to do it without buying a ton of stuff, you substitutions work really well!
Lee

artbyvic said...

Great tag! It trulyy is Eileen-style!

Patzee said...

Love the pearls and branches!! This tag has lots of texture and holiday glimmer.

Elaine Akers said...

Eileen...great tag. I was busy all day, and haven't had a chance to sit and make my day 1 tag. I also don't have the dies and folders. Thanks for sharing. Elaine

Kathy Eddy said...

Love your take on this tag!

Bearcrazyman said...

Love it, Love it Love it...
Great Job as always.

Penny Duncan Creations said...

Your tag is GORGEOUS!!!!! You can see all the love you've put into it!!!

craftyM said...

BEAUTious!!!!!!!my friend... Can't wait to see the next 11! or would that really be the next 23!! OH MY!
Marita

Laura said...

Really pretty! I love the "Joy" diecut and the snowman peeking out from under the foliage.

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PaulaJ said...

stunning! love your version!

Dorothy said...

Very nice!!

LaStamper said...

Glitter Queen - I think we all resemble that after using glitter. Love the adapations you made to the tag. Very chic!

teri said...

Oh Eileen, this is absolutely lovely. I'm so excited to see all your tags again this year!

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