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Holiday Tags

October 21, 2014

By Judi Kauffman

Judi Kauffman’s getting a head start on the holidays. Her Season’s Greetings Tag combines Elizabeth Craft Designs’ Tags & More 1 – Lace, an oval from Karen Burniston’s Accordion Oval Card, the ECD Sprig die, and some altered Shimmer Sheetz scraps. And, of course, her beloved Glitter Dots Peel-offs! This tag would look great on a card front, a package, hanging from a garland or on the tree.


I had some leftover adhesive-backed alcohol ink-altered Shimmer Sheetz from the tags I made for the October 18 blog post and those scraps led me straight to this Tags & More project. (You know how it goes – one thing leads to another…)


Red cardstock – Using the basic tag shape and the decorative overlay from Tags & More 1 – Lace die cut a 3.25” x 6” tag. (Save the flourishes and dots for another project.) Die cut a 3.5” oval (die from Accordion Oval Card).

Holiday-theme paper – Cut a 2.75” x 4” rectangle.

Green cardstock – Die cut a Sprig.

Adhesive-backed alcohol ink-altered Shimmer Sheetz – Using dies from the same Tags & More set die cut two scalloped corners and two reinforcements. One of the reinforcements goes on the front of the tag; one is used on the back as a nice finishing touch.

IMPORTANT TIP: Be sure to back the Shimmer Sheetz with Elizabeth Craft Designs’ NEW Clear Double Sided Adhesive Sheet. The release sheet is very thin and this is what makes it so easy to cut adhesive-backed Shimmer Sheetz shapes. And don’t forget that you will need a metal adaptor plate when die cutting Shimmer Sheetz, with or without adhesive on the back.



Refer to the photos. Layer and adhere the pieces. Trim the sprig as shown so it fits the curve of the oval. Add 3/8” ribbon to finished tag.

Berries and accents at upper left and lower right corner are Glitter Dots in Red/Gold.
Position the Season’s Greetings Large peel-off in Gold on two lines at an angle.


Substitute a Merry Christmas peel-off; use peel-offs in Silver or Black instead of Gold.
Hand letter the greeting.
Die cut the greeting from Velvet Adhesive Sheet if you prefer less sparkle.
Die cut four decorative corners instead of just two.
Use Glitter Dots at all corners instead of just two.
For other holidays and occasions switch the color combination and the sentiment and use a Berry Branch instead of the Sprig to totally transform the tag!


Elizabeth Craft Designs –

951 Tags & More 1 – Lace
772 Accordion Oval Card
765 Sprig with Berries
7018 Glitter Dots Peel-offs in Red/Gold
503 Transparent Double Sided Adhesive Tape Sheets
2581 Season’s Greetings Large Peel-offs in Gold
Alcohol ink-altered Shimmer Sheetz scraps (See blog post Oct. 18, 2014)
803 Metal Adaptor Plate

Other – Red and green cardstock, holiday-theme patterned paper, 3/8” ribbon in gold




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  • kellyboothKelly Booth October 28, 2014 at 8:56 am

    GORGEOUS Creation Judi!!!

  • Jean Heming October 25, 2014 at 4:39 pm

    Hi I love you tag, I have a question once I cut the tag ,Im having trouble getting the length of the tag to cut evenly…I always see where the die ends an my cutting begins, I have all 3,but am just not getting the sides right …any hints or tips thanks Jean….jeanmheming@aol.com

  • Eunice Hamilton October 22, 2014 at 9:38 pm

    I just love the new tags and the design is beautiful

  • Mary Prasad October 22, 2014 at 1:08 pm

    Beautiful! I just love the new tag dies!

  • Candy Spiegel October 21, 2014 at 8:08 pm

    The close up shots are wonderful!

    • Judi Kauffman October 21, 2014 at 8:18 pm

      Thank you, Candy. It’s always quite a challenge to capture the sparkle of Shimmer Sheetz. The close-ups showing the brighter corner and reinforcement are the most accurate – Anything that is gold metallic, like the Metallic Mixatives (Tim Holtz/Ranger) that I used, can turn olive green or even looks kind of black in a photo if the light isn’t hitting it just right! I have a very basic no-frills digital camera so I point and shoot and cross my fingers.

  • Judi Kauffman October 21, 2014 at 7:45 pm

    Looks like Joset got the other two photos into the right spots later in the day. Thank you for the kind words about the project. I know what you mean about long wish lists, Candy.

  • Dorothy October 21, 2014 at 6:38 pm

    Very Nice!

  • Christine Kosmak October 21, 2014 at 3:28 pm

    Candy Spiegel, it’s not just your computer, I’m only seeing one photo also. Although that tag is beautiful and these dies are on my neverending wish list that has become an entity of it’s own. It just keeps growing faster than I can buy things off of it!!!

  • Candy Spiegel October 21, 2014 at 10:13 am

    So pretty! It’s probably my computer, but I am only seeing one of the photos …

  • Raquel Mason October 21, 2014 at 9:43 am

    Beautiful tag, what a great idea to use the oval cutout in the center.

  • barb macaskill October 21, 2014 at 9:28 am

    This is so pretty! Very festive! Love the shimmer sheetz corners! TFS!

    • Judi Kauffman October 21, 2014 at 7:46 pm

      Shimmer Sheetz corners and reinforcements for the hole at the top give such a nice sturdy finish. Glad you like that look. I hope you give it a try.

      • barb macaskill October 21, 2014 at 8:16 pm

        Definitely need to try this!! It is stunning!

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