Sunday, December 6, 2015

December Tag of 2015

Howdy Crafters - This tag was inspired by viewing the 12 Days of Tags - December 2015 at Tim Holtz. I did not have all of the supplies Tim used, so I improvised when making my tag. Thank you for stopping by and be blessed. ~ Gail~
Tim Holtz Bookmark and Tag Die
Manila Cardstock to make Tag
Burlap to make tag
Tim Holtz Stencils - Splatters and Christmas Words
Tim H Distress Stain - fired brick
Tim H Distress Ink  Vintage Photo
Tim H Sponging Tool
Die-Namics Die - for Bow
Metal Snowflake
Clear Dollar Stamps Sentiment
Rangers Black Archival Ink
Memory Box Deer Trio Die
MS Leaf Branch
Kraft Cardstock - Green Cardstock -Rustic Brown Cardstock
Pine Cone and Heart Buttons
Burlap Twine
Recycled Cardboard
Glossy Accents

The TH Bookmark & Tag Die was used to cut the Manila Tag base and burlap
I used the Stencils on burlap but could not get the same look as Tim since I had Distress Stain rather than the Spray - need to invest in some TH Spray - However, I am OK with the red that is showing through on the Burlap

I distressed around the edges of the tag with TH Vintage Photo Distress ink using the TH Sponge and tool

I added a bow cut from Die-Namics Die using Rustic Brown Cardstock

I created my wreath using green cardstock and MS Branch Punch - It has many layers - I touched up the edges with Vintage Photo distress ink - used Glossy Accents to glue branches

I added a Metal Snowflake brad

My sentiment is from Clear Dollar stamps - I used Kraft Cardstock to create a banner and Rangers Black Archival Ink for stamping. The banner sentiment was distressed using Vintage Photo Ink

I added two buttons to the wreath - a Pine cone and heart -glossy accents

The Buck is a die by Memory Box - Deer Trio -  I cut him twice and then added recycled Kraft cardboard to the back of the deer to get more dimension  - I added pop up tape to adhere the deer to the center of the wreath

I finished my tag off with burlap twine through the hole opening at the top of the tag. 

It would be an honor to enter these challenges
Dec 31 Tim Holtz 12 Tags of December
Dec 30 Just Keep on Creating AG UE 
Dec 30 CHNC Extra Dec UE AG
Dec 20 Craftin Desert Diva Linky Party Christmas UE
Dec 19 Sweet Stamps Anything but a Card UE
Dec 6 Not Just Cards AG UE

Dec 7 Scrappy Mom's Tag It UE 
Dec 8 DRS Rubber Stamps Tags UE
Dec 29 Memory Box - Seasons Greeting UE Buck from Deer Trio 
Jan 3 Anything But Cute - CH #8 You've Got Happy Mail - Stain is my wet media
Dec 12 Show it off Saturday 1E AG
Dec 11 CHN Weekly Time to DecorateUE


  1. Like the greenery used for the festive wreath, the paper bow & the pinecone embellishment.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  2. Fabulous tag Gail! I love the burlap background and the stencil pattern is wonderful! Your leafy wreath makes an excellent focal point and what Christmas tag isn't complete without a deer! Very festive! Thank you so much for joining us at Anything But Cute for our 'You've Got Happy Mail' challenge! Hugs, Pamellia DT :)

  3. This is a fun tag with the burlap & color showing through!! Thank you for sharing with DRS Designs.

  4. I always love it when people improvise on Tim's tag and you have improvised beautifully!

    Thanks so much for joining in our 'You've Got Happy Mail' challenge at Anything But Cute. Anne DT

  5. This is my favorite one yet out of all your projects I have seen!
    Love it!

  6. This tag is great. So much texture has been created by the background you have used, I love the other elements as well.Thanks so much for sharing your card at Anything goes December link-up, Just keep on creating
    Susan xx

  7. Terrific take on Tim's tag. I always love when people take his tags and make them their own and you have done that just beautifully. Thanks for joining us at Anything But Cute.

  8. Stunning work!
    Thank you so very kindly for joining our challenge at Anything But Cute!

    Samra DT
    Paper Talk with Samra


It is always and honor & blessing to have you stop by - may your day be filled with Joy & Happiness - God Bless you today & Always - ~ Gail ~ So sorry, but Anonymous postings will be deleted.