Tim cut his leaves with a die, which I don't have. However, holly leaves are very easy to cut freehand, and that's just what I did. On Tim's tag, the sentiment was part of a very beautiful and elegant stamp with a lovely frame surrounding the words. Again, not something I own. I used the stamp (from Tim's mini ornates set) that is blank on the inside. I had a few holiday sentiment stamps that fit inside, and used holiday cheer, which is a Stampin' Up stamp that is several years old and I'm sure retired ages ago. I think the two stamps look like they were made for each other.
My holly berries are just some random "pearls" from my stash of dead and dying costume jewelry, and like Tim, I colored them with red pepper alcohol ink. I did the same for the bauble on the top of the tag, and added some red crystals, putting them on a trinket pin.
Here are some closeups:
As for the background of the tag itself, I used the techniques Tim demonstrated, but selected different colors and stamps.
We're more than half way finished, and I'm already looking forward to tag #8.