Monday, December 2, 2019

12 Tags of Christmas Challenge with Ellen Hutson - Joy to the World



Hello Friends! I'm joining my blogging buddy Ardyth today on her theme for Ellen Hutson's 12 Tags of Christmas ... Joy to the World. If you're new to this series, for the first twelve days in December, Ellen Hutson is hosting a different theme based on a popular holiday song. You're welcome to play along and post your creations for us all to see (and of course for prizes, including a $150 gift certificate to Ellen Hutson on each of the twelve days)!

I made two tags for this challenge, both using the Shipping Tags Die by Julie Ebersole for Essentials by Ellen. 


I went literal for this theme, and used the actual word "joy," thanks to my go-to hinged alphabet dies. I love using them for projects like this where I want the letters to hang off the end of my project.


Cut a strip of cardstock the same height as the letters (3/4") and then put your letter die on the end of each strip. Once you've sent the die through your die cutting machine, make a vertical cut that's right in line with the scored line (the hinge) and the rest of the strip will fall off, leaving just your letter.


The gorgeous floral is the Stargazer Lily, which just came out from Altenew. It was leftover on my desk from the latest Altenew monthly build-a-flower set. Just because it's not a poinsettia doesn't mean you can't use it for Christmas!


I made a second tag with similar colors, but much more graphic after eliminating the flower. For this tag, the letters are cut in the middle of each strip.


And when you look at it from the side, you can read the message since the letters are hinged outwards!


You could make a similar tag with initials, a short name or nickname, or anything really. So fun!

Don't forget to come back tomorrow for the 3rd tag of Chrismas (and another chance to enter the big contest!)

Thanks for stopping by!
-Kelly



Supplies used (affiliate links used, at no additional cost to you. thanks for your support!)






Mini Tags, Essentials By Ellen Designer Dies

Black Jack, Catherine Pooler Ink Pad

Hinged Alphabet by Julie Ebersole, Essentials by Ellen Designer Dies

Glue Tube, Lawn Fawn

Shipping Tags by Julie Ebersole, Essentials By Ellen Designer Dies



25 comments:

  1. WOW, this is really clever and love the colors!

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  2. Like how your joy word hangs off the side.

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  3. I love this technique with the letters! Wonderful.

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  4. I love these unique colors and lettering!

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  5. Your designs are so innovative as always and I love the colours!

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  6. Pretty and festive colors...plus I love how you used the Stargazer Lily for a Christmas "flower." :)

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  7. Love how your colors pop on these cheerful tags!

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  8. Fun colors -- love the hinged letters technique!

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  9. Awesome tags!! Love the one with the letters in the middle of the tag :)

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  10. Beautiful tags! Love that 'joy' die!

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  11. Beautiful tags, love the hinged alphabet JOY and the stargazer lily is gorgeous!

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  12. Stunning tags, they are both full of JOY! The lily really is beautiful and I love how you've coloured it. Xx

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  13. Love the bright colors on this tag and the gorgeous bloom!

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  14. thanks for the tip on cutting the
    letters. Makes a fun tag.
    The flower is gorgeous.
    thanks for sharing.
    txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  15. These sure do pack a punch graphically and with those bright, cheery colors! Thanks so much for sharing and inspiring!

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  16. Awesome tags! I love how the JOY pops from the side!

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  17. Very pretty tags! Love the colors.

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  18. Great flower and colorful tags. Really like the "Joy" on the side.

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  19. Wow! Live the colors. The flower is stunning!

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  20. Love the bright colors for these tags. The flower is beautiful!

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  21. really enjoy the fun colors and the hanging letters!

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  22. Your bright holiday colors are really fun!

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I absolutely love reading comments. Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to leave one! - Kelly