Friday, December 16, 2016

more tag fun at the CLASSroom

On the eleventh day of Christmas
The CLASSroom gave to me
A perfect tag design by
the amazing Kittie!

Maybe you saw my post yesterday with my first six tags for the 12 Tags of Christmas with a Feminine Twist over at the Ellen Hutson CLASSroom. I love this special event they have every year so I squeezed some time in to play along. Especially after I'd seen Kittie's tag design for day 11 .  I grabbed STAMPlorations Luggage Tags dies and made some tags.

Now before I move on to days 7-12, can you say "Dumbkopf"? That was me yesterday in my rush to get tags made, photographed (in this various shades of gray weather we're having) and blogged. Posted Day 7's tag as Day 3's cuz it has foil too. Duh. Meet my actual tag for Day 3, that was inspired by Joni's foiled spotted deer. I applied rubber cement through SSS Falling Snow stencil, let it dry, then burnished foil onto the dots with my bone folder, Added a strip of double sided tape and more foil where the PP meets the tag and topped it off with an Essentials by Ellen Merry and Bright die cut...

I'm hooking this tag up at Simon Says Stamp November Work it Wednesday - Dies and Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge - Gift It. I think a gift tag counts.

Moving on...
Day 7

These ladies had a nice striped sketch - I CASEd Melania's tag - and having just foiled for the first time (tag up top) I pulled out double sided tape, laid it onto the black tag and then burnished gold foil onto it. Easy. Hard to photograph. Stamp set:  MFT Hand Lettered Holiday    Die: SSS Poinsettia Parade

Day 8

Inspired by Carly's colorful inspiration piece from Margaret Berg and adding a touch of Ashley Goldberg's style I made this one-layer tag with a vellum overlay. I chose to use a camper image to play along with The Heart Desires Challenge #7. I inked the trees up with Distress inks and spritzed them before stamping. Stamp set: Artemio, Precious Remembrance Sketchy Christmas

Day 9

White = Elegant. I can't seem to go all elegant, gotta have a touch of playful.  I heat embossed trees and a house on the tag. You can barely see the gold glow I added to the house windows and door. Added a couple snowy hills, dry embossed. And snuck the gold antlered deer and his family in too. Stamp set: Neat and Tangled Winter Wishes    Die: MFT Snow Drifts and Memory Box Deer Trio

I'm joining the fun at Little Tangles - Silver and Gold. Not sure if you can see it but the silver is on the deer edges so you can see them in all the white. The gold is on the antlers, the house and the heat embossed sentiment. And at Memory Box - Marvelous Metallics too.

Day 10

Inspired by the the girls' use of kraft this tag was born. Used pigment and dye inks in greens. Stamp set: Winnie and Walter Winter Woodland and MFT Hand Lettered Holiday

I'm joining the Rerun fun at Winnie and Walter, although I chose the pine needle bough from Winter Woodland instead of Hollie's Festive Florals. I loved the natural look of Heather's card - kraft and twine.

Day 11

Kittie's tag for this day inspired my design for most of my tags. Love the PP on top, dry embossing on the bottom and a focal image. Unfortunately I don't have a wreath that would have looked the right size on this tag. And I was too lazy to create my own. Thus the ornament.  Stamp set: Waltzingmouse  Die: Spellbinders

Day 12

Inspired by the beautiful color palette and motivated to play in Where Creativity Meets C9 "Winter" challenge I made another tag with vellum overlay. Soft stone tag with world map stamped in khaki. White heat embossed snowflakes falling onto the world. Heat embossed and snipped sentiments atop the vellum overlay. Stamp set: Concord and 9 Map Love and Poppystamps Holiday Hoopla

Whew! Thanks for checking out my tags. Hope you are having a wonderful Advent and not getting too stressed out. We're off for more Christmas cheer this evening. Might even be carol singing... I wish you and yours - and all of us the world over - peace, love and joy this holiday season.


  1. Fabulous post of tags! I love the striped one, and that hand written MC is awesome

  2. Oh my! What wonderful tags! Each one so different, even though it's the same shaped tag!

  3. Wow! How many tags using the same die? They are all marvellous, but my favourite is the caravans with the trees - makes me want to go outside and on holiday now! Very impressed altogether :) xx

  4. hi maria, thanks for popping by and commenting! you've made some fabulous and create tags and i enjoyed browsing through your blog to see them! i love how you did the foil technique, the camper one is fun and i especially love your green on kraft!

  5. These are all beautiful, Maria! I love how you used the world map image here, so very creative! Thanks for playing along with us at Where Creativity Meets C9!

  6. Holy Moly, Maria! These are absolutely astonishing!! I love how different, interactive, and creative they each are - you are quite the artist!

  7. Fantastic array of wonderful tags Maria. Love all your unique and creative designs. Looks like you've been having LOTS of FUN! xx

  8. What a wonderful selection of tags. I can see you were inspired. Looks like you managed to create a tag for each and every day. Great job!

  9. All of your tags are adorable but my favorite is the colorful little camper scene you created for The Heart Desires! I love the pretty color combination!
    Holiday Hugs!

  10. More loveliness, Maria ... goodness, you were productive ... and so creative! My favourite is the one with the 2CV towing the camper ... so cute ... and reminded me of my own 2CV *cough* years ago! Hugs, Anita :)

  11. Maria, wow! Loving all of your gorgeous tags!
    Thanks for joining us at The Heart Desires!

  12. These are all super lovely! I especially love the one with the Poinsettia and the one for the THD challenge. Thanks for joining us at THD! I hope you are having a wonderful holiday season!

  13. Oh, these are all BEAUTIFUL! Thanks for joining us at Little Tangles!

  14. Oh my goodness! All of your tags are amazing!!!! Thank you for joining us at The Heart Desires!

  15. I love all your tags, but I REALLY love the one you made for THD. Maybe I am biased... but it really is so cool-- as is that set. I didn't use mine enough this year. Happiest New Year friend and SO glad you played along with us. See you back in January!! xo

  16. All these tags are fabulous Maria! Love, love, love! HOping you can email me so you can come be a guest over at THD for March! :)

  17. Wow those are a slew of terrific tags, Maria! Love each of them and especially the one inspired by Heather's card. Thank you so much for joining in on our Rerun Challenge.


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