Thursday, August 20, 2015

Christmas In August....

Hello Friends,
Thought I would post a few, all right a LOT, of pictures from my "Christmas in July" tag making.  Summer is drawing to a close and often I forget to photograph my tags before packaging them up and putting them away.  I give each of my family members a set of Christmas tags each year on Thanksgiving to use for their Christmas gift giving.  I have a big family so this is a LOT of tags!  I like to get most of them made during the summer months when I have a little bit more free time.  Here are some of the tags I have made so far this summer:

First some candy canes:

This is probably my favorite tag die!  It is an old 4x4 die that was made by Lifestyle Crafts and cuts two candy canes - one is a solid back piece and the other is an overlay piece for the candy cane stripes.  After cutting and gluing the two pieces together I just add some embellishments and a string tie.  The tags are from two different stamp sets.  Friendship Jar Holiday Fillers from Papertrey Ink for the "candy canes 5 cents" tags.  And  a Christmas tag set from Lili of the Valley stamps in the UK for the "Christmas Hugs" sentiment.  These two stamp sets and their various sentiments and tags are used on almost every set of Christmas tags I make! 

Next come the gingers!  Gingerbread men on parade....

This is an old gingerbread man steel-ruled BIGZ die from Sissix.  It is definitely a favorite of mine and my family members for Christmas tags!  It gets a lot of use each year!  I get a lot of questions about where to purchase this die....I got mine on EBAY.  It is, very sadly, retired!  I wish Sissix would bring back this one! :)

 How about some smaller gingers:
These are some 2" gingerbread men using a die from Cottage Cutz.  They are all hanging out together in a little gingham box!  Too cute!

And here is one more:
This tag uses the sweet gingers in the "Ho Ho Ho" stamp set from Paper Sweeties!  The sentiment is also from Paper Sweeties.  It comes from the "Christmas Blessings" stamp set.  I love that their is both a boy and a girl ginger!  I colored these with some Prima colored pencils. 

Now onto some sweet little deer tags:

 This adorable set of "Oh Deer" stamps is from one of my favorite stamp companies - "Your Next Stamp"!  Karen the owner is as sweet as can be and has some really fun products!  This is one of my favorite sets for baby cards and Christmas tags and cards.  These deer are so darn cute!!!!
 This set uses the Minnie Pearl tag set from "A Jillian Vance Design"  I love the sweet scalloped edges on these tags.  And this deer is looking at the sweet butterfly that has landed on its tail!

 These tags use the Tag Sale #8 dies from Papertrey Ink.  And this deer is running and has a bow around its neck! (Sorry about the poor picture quality!)

 Minnie Pearl tags again....and this deer has one hoof up.  They are all so cute!

How about a pink version:

Perfect for a little girls gift this Holiday season!  Or....a new baby gift this winter?!

All right that is it for now!  I am still working on my stash of angel, mitten and stocking tags.  Hopefully I will squeeze in another post to show them off later but I wanted to at least get this post in as usually once school starts my crafting time is more limited!

Crafty Hugs!


  1. Wow Jill you are on a roll!! These are all adorable. That is a great gingerbread man die and I am smitten with the cute little reindeer!!

  2. Oh, Jill, these are fabulous, and I always love gingerbread people for tags! So sweet, and I love them in kraft for a country feel! What a sweet gift for your family! And I love the gingham box! How sweet! Hugs!

  3. Hello sweet friend! What a darling group of tags! I am afraid you now have me wanting that candy cane tag, love that ! The gingham gingerbread are adorable! Christmas will be here before we know it. Creating for the holidays is the best part of card making! You are ahead of the game.

  4. Wow Jill - you have been busy! Your tags are beautiful - every single one so perfect! Well done you for getting ahead! :-)

  5. are simply amazing! what an over the top fabulous collection of holiday tags. I love them all but those sweet gingerbread steal the show!

  6. your family is very lucky to have you create these fabulous tags as a gift for them! they're so unique, festive and adorable!

  7. Wow, you've been busy! These are all so fun and wonderful!

  8. Fantastic tags Jill & they would make wonderful presents :o)

  9. Can I be one of your family members???? They are so lucky to receive these fabulous gifts from you! All so adorable!!!!!

  10. fantastic tags Jill.all so gorgeous, i especially love the gingerbread men ;D

    xx coops xx

  11. OMGosh, Jill! One tag is cuter than the next! Looks like you are all done with 4 months to spare!

  12. OMGosh, Jill, these are SO adorable! Each and every set is just as CUTE as can be, and I think this is such an amazing gift idea! Smart to gift them on Thanksgiving so that folks have time to use them the same year. Can't wait to see your next sets!

  13. My goodness! Look at all the adorable Christmas tags! How fun - you've got a wonderful collection to give - won't they love them?

  14. All of your Tags are awesome! I love them all :)


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