Monday, November 23, 2015

Quick & Easy Christmas Tags - The 25 Days Of Christmas Tags Ellen Hutson & A Blog Candy Giveaway

Hi everyone!  I'm back again with another treat for you.  I've created another Christmas tag for The 25 Days Of Christmas Tags event.  This time, I'll be featuring supplies from Ellen Hutson LLC, including some fabulous stamps from their exclusive Essentials By Ellen line.  I'll be giving away the Santa's Flight stamp set and Poinsettia and Pine die set that I've featured in this project.  Be sure to check out the details below.  If you want more information on The 25 Days of Christmas Tags, be sure to visit Tracey's blog.

This tag project is quick and easy and can easily be mass produced.  I'm using a pre-made tag to make this project even quicker!  The Santa's Flight stamp set and Poinsettia and Pine die set are fabulous...they don't need much embellishing.  I've done some quick stamping and die cutting to create the main elements of this card.

I started by heat embossing my focal image and elf seal of approval.  I saved a little time by prepping both of my surfaces and inking up both of the stamps at the same time.  Maybe it's genius, maybe laziness (maybe a bit of both).  I used a super fine detail embossing powder on the images so that my words didn't turn in to blobs.  And you can see in the photos that even the small words embossed beautifully.

I found that the elf seal of approval works perfectly with a 1 inch circle punch!  Score!  This allowed me to quickly punch it out.  I added a 1 inch epoxy dot over the top of it to make it feel more like an embellishment.  It gives it shine and dimension.

To create my holly leaves, I'm using the Poinsettia and Pine die set.  To give these leaves a modern twist, I cut them in some bright greens as well as some We R Memory Keepers Clearly Bold striped acetate.  When layered together, it gives a traditional holly leaf a fun and funky twist.

I added some patterned paper and a small strip of gold glitter card stock to the bottom of the tag.  This was a great way to bring a bit of pattern and sparkle to the card.  It also balances the tag out because it creates another area of interest opposite the holly leaf cluster.

To repeat the gold element toward the top of the tag, I added a messy nest of gold twine behind my holly leaf cluster.  I attached this by adding a glue dot to the tag.  Once I got my thread to the perfectly messy state I wanted it in (yes, I even want to control the disorder), I smooshed it on to the glue dot.  This added some sparkle to the top of the tag.

I attached the holly leaf cluster to the tag using some foam adhesive.  This gave the tag just a bit of dimension and pop.  Love these holly leaves!  And I love that there are so many traditional feeling elements combined with some modern elements.

I've created a video tutorial walking you through the creation of this quick and easy tag.  You'll find that below.  I've also linked all the products used in this project below.  You'll find all these products at Ellen Hutson, LLC.  I always get such wonderful customer service from them!


So let's talk about that GIVEAWAY!  Ellen is so generous, she's allowing me to give away the Santa's Flight stamp set and Poinsettia and Pine die set to one of my readers!  In order to enter, you must use the Rafflecopter widget below.  Entries will close at 11:59 PM PST on 12/30/2015.  If you are under 18, please get your parents permission before entering.  Good luck!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Thanks for stopping by today!  I really hope you enjoyed this quick and easy tag project!  I had a great time creating this one.  I hope you have a fantastic Thanksgiving as well.  We all have so much to be thankful for!  Until next time, I hope you have a fabulous day!

Watch The Video

You can watch this video in HD on my YouTube channel by clicking HERE.  Don't forget to subscribe so you don't miss any of my card making and paper crafting videos!  Thanks!



  1. I LOVE Santa's Flight! and your tag is SO cute!!
    I got a couple ideas of my own watching you make your tag! (LOL mine is not involving a tag but it's funny where you get inspiration sometimes!) TFS Carissa!

  2. Thanks for the give away. Loved the tag.

  3. Love the details, especially the acetate holly leaves!

  4. Your tag is sweet! I love white embossing on kraft! I like how you made the little circle embellishment too!

  5. Such a sweet tag. Thanks for letting me know you could diecut the acetate. Haven't had much luck with that.

  6. Your tag is gorgeous, Love all the details! I really enjoy your videos, thanks for sharing!

  7. Such a cute tag, would want to keep it forever!!

  8. SO cute!! Everything came together so well. I love the colour combos and the design. Thanks for sharing :)

  9. Super cute tags, love the color combos and design. Thanks for video and generous giveaway!

  10. Great job, looks awsome.... Thank for the video and happy crafting.....

  11. Terrific tag,love the
    leaves you made and
    the elf embellishment!
    Carla from Utah

  12. SUPER CUTE tag Carissa!!!
    LOVE your layers of cardstock & acetate holly leaves, great decision to go back add the gold threads, they look FABULOUS together!!! I've only ever used acetate for shaker windows, looks like I have lots more acetate adventures ahead of me now!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing :)

  13. Love your tag! So funny that you call yourself lazy, when all I'm thinking is "boy, I wish I was that quick and efficient" :D

  14. I love the tags you have made. I have been making some of my own and they are so much fun. Thanks for all the inspiration and ideas you provide.

  15. wonderful tag...love the use of the epoxy sticker.

  16. Adorable Tag.. I enjoyed watching your video you’re so creative! I love creating tags for my gift bags and presents they look so festive and fun. Thanks for sharing how you create your tags.

  17. What a great tag. I love that you made your own embelishments