Greetings dear friends! I’m back with my 11th tag for the 12 tags of Christmas – Funkie Junkie style and I have to admit that I really like this tag and enjoyed putting it together! I suppose I needed that after my blah #10 tag. The challenge is sponsored by the Funkie Junkie Boutique and there is still time to join in the fun. You can check out the rules on Linda’s blog for the week #1 tag.
Linda’s tag inspired me to be “cozy.” She used mittens and plaid on her tag so I used those as my inspiration to create today’s tag.
I rifled through the Tim Holtz Christmas Paper stash for all of the plaids. While I like the one that has the blue tint to it – it just was not to be for this tag. I knew that background would be the word paper so I had to work with plaids that worked together for a mantel. And, I managed to work in some felt to this tag – each year I’ve worked on the challenge I think I have at least one tag with felt (love that stuff!).
After putting on the background paper on a Distress tag, I grabbed the Tim Holtz Sizzix Movers & Shapers die cut (Mini Stocking and Candy Cane) and cut out the stocking in chip board, the plaid papers, and the felt. I doubled the chipboard stockings. I put the chipboard behind the paper pieces of the stockings so that the felt and the paper were on the same plane. I then put the whole thing on a full stocking piece. I hope that makes sense. The colors of felt I used were from Taylored Expressions (Black Licorice, Heather Gray, and Cream Puff). I added some little jewel ribbon I found on Amazon. I edged the chipboard in Gathered Twigs Distress Ink.
It was at this point I needed to decide what I wanted my mantle to be (probably should have one that earlier, huh?). I had a piece of scrap paper that was the wood paper from the Tim Holtz Christmas Paper Stash. I wish there was more that paper because it is truly one of my favorites. On down to the kitchen I went in search of a wooden kabob skewer. Once I found one (amazingly) I wrapped the wood paper around cut sections of the stick. I added some Carmel Alcohol Ink to ink the wood edges and some of it conveniently added some color to the ends of the wrapped wood pieces.
I glued on my wood pieces and then thought, hmmm, now what? I decided on greenery but I didn’t want it to look too heavy. I used the mistletoe die cut from the Tim Holtz Sizzix Thinlit (Festive Greens) on Coredinations Peeled Paint Cardstock. I really like that little die cut and I wish I had tried it out earlier. I think it’s going to be a favorite! I had some leftover beaded berries from tag #10 that were colored in Red Pepper Alcohol Ink and added that to the greenery on my mantle. A Finnabair Mechanicals (Mini Stars) was added to the mantel as the centerpiece. To “attach” my stockings to the mantle, I used the Tim Holtz Ideaology Vignette Hardware nails (I cut the backs off). I decided to add two pieces of holly die cut felt to add a bit of texture. The holly was cut from the Tim Holtz Sizzix Bigz Assembly Snowman in TE felt (Moss).
I cut a label from the prior Christmas paper stash and stamped the sentiment from the Tim Holtz #318 (Tattered Christmas) in Black Soot Distress Ink. I finished it off with some Tim Holtz Crinkle Ribbon in Peeled Paint. I added some Tim Holtz design tape (Christmas – plaid) to the top and bottom of the tag. I like how the words show through the lighter part of the design tape.
I hope you enjoy tag #11 and it inspires you to join in on the challenge. Best wishes to all for a safe week.