Tuesday, November 25, 2014

25 Days of Christmas Tags!!


GIVEAWAY ALERT – PLEASE READ ALL THE WAY TO THE BOTTOM OF THIS POST FOR THE DETAILS ON MY GIVEWAY!!
Hello stampy friends!!

25 Days of Christmas Graphic

The sweet Tracey McNeely invited me to play along with her 25 Days of Christmas Tags feature that she has had on her blog the last several years!  Of course I said yes – 100 times YES!!  Tracey is a doll and an incredibly talented designer, and she has gathered together some amazing peeps and teams to participate in this gig, so to say that I was humbled to be included is an understatement.  What a fun idea, right?!!  Tracey has also tapped some of the most fun and generous companies to sponsor her event, so you can imagine she’s got some AWESOME prizes.  The sponsors are:


I was so excited to play along that I created TWO tags and had ideas for a million others!  Sadly, I only have so many hours in the day, so I’ll have to save those other million minus two ideas for another day.  LOL

Karolyn Loncon 25 Days of Christmas Tags

My first tag was super fun to create.  I die cut the stitched tag (Anytime Tags – Lil Inker Designs) from White Linen CS.  I die cut the stacked packages (Pile of Gifts Die – Simon Says Stamp) and layered some yummy colored vellum behind the negative spaces of the die cut.  I stamped the sentiment (No Peeking – Mama Elephant) with VersaMark and heat embossed with Red EP (Ranger).

Karolyn Loncon 25 Days of Christmas Tags Back (1)

Here’s the back of the tag!  I used another new die to cut the gift card grooves (Gift Card Grooves Die – My Favorite Things) on the back of the tag – perfect for adding a gift card for someone special and hanging it on the tree!

Karolyn Loncon 25 Days of Christmas Tags 2

My second project was tedious to create, but the end result made me so happy that it was worth all the effort!  This one features a die (Woodland Snowlady – Cottage Cutz)that I picked up at the CKC in Seattle earlier this month.  I thought she was so stinkin cute!  The tag base was die cut (Stitched Duo 1 Die (Pretty Pink Posh) and stamped with the Snowfall Background stamp from My Favorite Things.  I die cut the snow drifts (Stitched Snowdrifts – My Favorite Things).  Isn’t she too cute for words?  I’ll for sure be adding her to a special Christmas gift this year.  I’ve listed all of the products that I used on these projects below.

Tracey has created a Flickr Group for you to play along with her – you can find it HERE.  And you’ll find some amazing inspiration as well as other details about the prizes she is giving away on her blog!!  She has also created some Pinterest boards from years past (2011, 2012, and 2013) that will blow your mind!

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GIVEAWAY!
25 Days of Christmas Giveaway

I have decided to give away a little blog candy of my own, because I am so incredibly thankful for each and every one of you – my blog readers – and I love sharing what I love with others!!  I have three stamp sets that I’d love to give away to one lucky winner who comments on this blog post and shares with me what they hope Santa brings them for Christmas this year!  The contest will close at 12:01 AM (Pacific Daylight Time) on , November 30, 2014.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I’ll be back with a super fun project that I created for another Guest Design Gig that I was blessed with recently.  I hope you’ll come back to see it!  Have a great day!




61 comments:

Kristie Goulet said...

LOVE both of your tags, Karolyn! So adorable!!! Thanks for the awesome giveaway too! xo

Jenny said...

Super adorable tags!! I would like a vacation to some place warm for Christmas! Thanks for the chance to win!

Tracey McNeely said...

Karolyn!! I am so in love with your work always, your tags today and fantastic. I adore the way you used that SSS die that is sitting on my desk unloved--time to break it out! I agree the snowman is really really cute. Thank you so much for joining my at the 25 Days of Christmas Tags as my guest!! xoxo

Lori Barnett said...

Over the top cute!!!!! You are so talented, and I hope someday I can meet you because you seem like such a fun person! I hope Santa brings me some wrinkle cream and a charm for my Pandora Bracelet.

Michelle said...

Two beautiful tags with amazing colors/detail (LOVE the snow lady die!)!

Maureen Morton said...

Are you kidding me?! Your tags are lovely gifts in themselves. Too darn adorable! Santa had better have a Vagabond for me in that sack of his. Love your website and your great work. Thanks for sharing!

Debbie Lou said...

That snowman tag is the bomb! So intricate and sweet at the same time! I hope Christmas brings me a cure for my cancer and of course, more stamping supplies!

Scrapthat said...

Very cute tags! TFS
Dolly

Kimberly Rendino said...

So, so cute!!! Love the snow lady tag!!! I'm hoping for some jewelry and craft goodies this Christmas....what more could a gal want?!?! Lol!

marylouh said...

The gift box tag is darling. The different colors are so pretty.
Love the snowman. He is cute.
thanks for sharing three great tags.
I'm at the age where I don't really need anything. If I want something I go buy it. I guess my best gift would be if the kids would get together at Christmas and be "friends". they are so different and don't often see eye-to-eye.
thanks for a chance to win some cute stamps - winning could be my Christmas wish

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cm said...

Your tags are breath-taken away, jaw-dropped AWESOME! The little stack of gifts, using coloured vellum, is sheer delight and makes a wonderful 'container' for your gift card. Your second tag: oh my! Your snowgirl is adorable! Two mini works of art with maximum impact!
~c

RedGem said...

I just love the Santa Tag... really so pretty! Hope Santa has an easy year and but that he brings needy children some wonderful things.

Alanna said...

What a beautiful tag and I love that the gift card is tucked in on the back side.

I'm hoping Santa will bring me some crafty goodies or gift certificates.

Ruby N said...

Sooo of cute!!! I'm going to get a new handbag :)))

Lysa said...

Super cute tag Karolyn! I love how you added the gift card to the back- that would make an awesome gift AND you could hang it right on the tree! :)

I'm wishing for some new crafty supplies (can't have enough right?) Thanks for a chance to win!

Jean Roberts-Tomek said...

Your tags are fabulous! Love the use of the dies, and your colors are great!

Tasha said...

I loved your tags, especially adding the gift card on the back for a nice little surprise.

I would like a new pair of boots for Christmas. Something comfortable but a little trendy as well.

Thanks for the opportunity to win!

Frozenstamper said...

Love your darling Tag and the present die cut!
I would love it if our whole family could be together for Christmas! (So far only one isn't joining us!)

Pam T. said...

Super cute tags. Having my kids home for the holiday is at the top of my list! Thanks for the chance to win!

snappy scrappy said...

Super cute tags!!! I hope Santa brings me a Canon Pro 100 printer.

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Love how bright and happy these are!!! I am really hoping for paypal money, is that bad? I just love being able to buy new things when they come out, but it's hard to know what's out there until time! Thanks so much!

Miriam Prantner said...

Adorable tags! I love the different colored gifts and that snowman is just darling, so many details with those dies! I'm hoping to get a manual treadmill. Totally lame, but that's what I'd like.

Jean Bullock said...

Love both tags but the second one blew me away. It's a masterpiece. Please give that one to someone who will keep it forever. If you don't know someone like that, I will happily supply my address.

I hope Santa brings me a winning lotto ticket for Christmas.

Sue D said...

Love the pile of presents on the first and the cutest snowman on the second.
I hope Santa brings me lots of time with my grandchildren.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Ruth G said...

Wonderful tags! I love the colors of your first tag (and also how quick it would be to put together), but I totally love all the details that made the second tag such a work of heart! I could definitely see making sure your snowlady has an appreciative home!
Thanks so much for sharing!

Isabel Z said...

Love your creation!!! I hope he brings me lots of stamps.

Lyn said...

This year I am thinking of myself but in a way that is different to most other years. I seek a heart transformation that gives me a desire to serve others not to seek reward but to reflect the love of Christ who dwells in me. Although a professing believer for many years it is only recently that I have really seen the truth of what it is to serve so this is my Christmas wish this year

Lisa from Lisascraftylife. com said...

Found you on Instagram. These tags are so pretty, and I love the gift card idea on the back! The snowman tag is beyond adorable. I am really hoping Santa brings me some stitched shape ( square, rectangle, etc.) dies. I need to build my foundation pieces.

Pam said...

I totally love your sweet tags! Pure magic. I'm hoping Santa brings me health.

Linda Rubarski said...

Really love the snowman tag. Hope Santa brings me some stitched dies.

KayM said...

Oh all of your tags are just amazing Karolyn!! I adore that snow lady!! She is going in my card ASAP! haha! What I want from Santa is more stamps and dies and plenty of time to use them... oh and peace on earth too ;)

Chark said...

you're so generous! love the tags, they are both cute and I love your 3-d bits with each--I wouldn't have guessed vellum for the presents. tfs!

Indy said...

Love the idea of a tag/gift card holder! Yours are fabulous! I'm hopping Santa brings me some new and fun stamps and crafty products!

karenelr said...

I hope Santa will bring me a whole set of Hero Arts inkpads! Here's wishing. Your tags are to die for! Ha ha!--Especially your first one--to die cut the packages and add colored paper in the back--genius!

Carolee McCaslin said...

Well I absolutely LOVE your tags and blog!!!

cghundley said...

Great idea on the
gift card holder tag.
Love your snowwoman
tag! Lots of work but
it is sure pretty! I'm
hoping for a cozy cover
for my Cricut Expression
machine for Christmas!
Carla from Utah

Hussena said...
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Hussena said...

Both your tags are super adorable..I loved the gift card holder tag idea so much ..Need to get that die Asap :)

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

So super duper cute! I love them both! I'd love if Santa brought me a Silhouette.

Sandra Schroeder said...

Both of those tags are just so darn cute, but I love that snowpeep with the wreath of evergreens & cardinals on her head. I really don't need anything from Santa....just a healthy healing to my new hip so it will grow nice and strong. Craft supplies will never be turned down, however.

Connie said...

Adorable tags...as always! I'd love a Simon Says gift card so I could get some things on my 'wish list'!

patricia ney said...

These little tags are so sweet. Love them. I hope that everyone get a peaceful holiday this year. And that for one day no one is alone, or forgotten. Happy Thanksgiving and Merry Christmas to all.

Gabby said...

Two terrific tags! LOVE your snowlady. So cute. :)

~amy~ said...

Check out those fun & fab tags...love them!!!!!

I'm hoping that Santa brings a professional organizer for my craft room...LOL. It's a mess and I've been struggling with organizing it over the last couple of weeks in addition to the flurry of crafting...sigh.

TracyM #6773 said...

SUPER CUTE tags Karolyn :)
LOVE the curved, stitched tag & the colourful vellum gifts - very cool & pretty!!!
ADORE your SENSATIONAL SNOWLADY & scene - WOW - what a DELIGHTFUL tag - LOVE each & every die cut element, DEFINITELY worth the time & fiddly effort to put this together!!!
THANK YOU for sharing your CREATIVE INSPIRATION and CRAFTY TEMPTATION, I already had a couple of these dies on my wishlist, just added some more!!!
THANK YOU for giving us the chance to win too - I am pretty new to die cutting, so I am hoping that Santa reads my list and brings me some :)

Tammie J said...

So totally adorable! I love making tags each year and the more inspiration the better!

Piali Biswas said...

Looooove these tags! I always say YOU ROCK at diecutting...nobody can handle dies & diecutting machines better than you.
I hope Santa brings me something that keeps me happy and busy in 2015, a new fab DT or a new job or a new hobby anything and a DSLR camera.

Sabrina said...

Oh my goodness... What adorable and stinkin' cute tags!!!! I just love your Snowman tag!!!
I am hoping and wishing that Santa will bring me a set of Star dies and some stencils and stamps from Tim Holtz.

Liz Gessner McAllister said...

I just want more time with my great family from Santa! I love my parents and as they get older each visit is more precious!
Very cute snowman card. adorable/.

Lindsey said...

i am totally in love with those colorful packages on your first tag and the amazing amount of layers on the 2nd. I'm desperately hoping Santa brings me a potty-trained toddler!

Shona Chambers said...

Those die-cut presents on your first tag are gorgeous, such bright, happy colours. And the snowman with his scarf is adorable and so beautifully made. Thank you so much for the chance to win such a wonderful giveaway too!

Geri said...

Your tags are soooooo dang cute! LOVE your idea of the "gift card holder gift tag" ... no wrapping - yay! Sweet, happy festive colors!

Ms. Snowlady is downright stylin' with her plaid scarf, sweet wee bell clutch purse and lovely cardinal headdress - yep, I'm talkin' high fashion here for sure!!! So well worth the time to dress her up fine!

Thanks so much for a chance to win some really sweet blog candy. XX OO

Abkenterprises said...

I am truly blessed and really don't have anything i want from Santa but would love some gift cards for craft shopping.

Beatrice Lawson said...

Wowza! Amazing tags and now I am adding half the stuff you used to my shopping cart because they are so cute I am hoping to lift the ideas! Hoping Santa brings me a bit of better health, could really use that, and some scrappy goods:-)

Iris said...

Adorable tags - love the snowman.
All I want from Santa is good health for my family and myself.
isoscia at aol dot com

Teresa Doyle said...

All of your tags are wonderful. Great work.

Helen Gullett said...

Fabulous tags! My favorite is the stacked gifts :) I wish Santa will bring me Cricut Explorer this Christmas ;)

Geri said...

Please don't count this comment as an entry...it's an "add-on" to my first comment because I forgot to tell you that I would be happy as ever if Santa would drop a craft supply gift card or two into my stocking!

Sandra Schroeder said...

Your tags are absolutely beautiful. I love your designs. For Christmas, all I want is to be surounded by family & to be healing from my hip replacement.

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