How to Create Merry Christmas! Tags

by Art Anthology

See Step-by-Step how to create these three tags with matching library pockets. By Marilyn


  • Colorations: Barbie, Rustic, Grass, Timeless
  • Colorations: Glorious, Granny Smith, Salmon
  • Sorbet: Ferrari, Parakeet
  • Velvet: Cotton, Shamrock
  • Stone Effects: Sandstone
  • Fairy Dust: Ice, Stirling, Gilded Gold
  • Christmas Embellishments
  • Sizzix Thinlit Holiday Word Set
  • White Flowers
  • Diamond Wrap
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    Mist tag with water. Tap out small amounts of Parakeet and Barbie onto your craft sheet.

    Step 2

    Sponge on several coats of each color, blending and drying in between applications.

    Step 3

    Place your image. All my images were added using my Xyron.

    Step 4

    Paint a holly leaf with Shamrock and Ferrari. Triple emboss a snowflake with silver embossing powder. Using a Micron pen, add veins to the holly leaves and define the shape of the berries.

    Step 5

    Trip your image with ribbon and lace. I used red and green ribbon and off-white lace.

    Step 6

    Add your holly leaves and snowflake.

    Step 7

    Cut out Joyful using the Sizzix Thinlits Holiday die and spray with Rustic and then Ice. Our team theme this month is Positive Words and to me, Joyful is very positive.

    Step 8

    Place your word on the diagonal across the bottom of the tag. Set aside. A little late in this guide, I will make the library pocket it goes in.

    Step 9

    For your next tag, spray with Barbie and Grass.

    Step 10

    Place your image.

    Step 11

    I trimmed this image with dark green silk ribbon.

    Step 12

    Spray Believe with Glorious and Ice

    Step 13

    Paint a Santa hat with Ferrari and Cotton. I dabbed on the Cotton in several layers until I got the "fluffy" fur look I wanted. Make sure you dry in-between the layers.

    Step 14

    Now add your work and your Santa hat to the tag and set aside.

    Step 15

    For the third and final tag, paint on a Sandstone using a large brush and wide strokes. You don't want it a solid color.

    Step 16

    Next spray Glorious onto your tag, rubbing lightly to remove it from the painted areas.

    Step 17

    Place your image.

    Step 18

    I trimmed this image with a little more of my off-white lace.

    Step 19

    I then trimmed the bottom with some Christmas tree border I had and sprinkled snowflake confetti over the page.

    Step 20

    Now for the library pockets the tags go in. I sprayed one of each with Granny Smith, Rustic, and Timeless.

    Step 21

    I chose papers that matched the tags going in the pockets, trimmed them, and then glued them on.

    Step 22

    Spray a white flower with Barbie and Seasons Greetings with Granny Smith followed and then with Stirling.

    Step 23

    Place on the front of a pocket.

    Step 24

    Next, spray a white flower and Holidays with Salmon followed by a spritz of Gilded Gold.

    Step 25

    Place on your next pocket.

    Step 26

    For the last pocket, I just trimmed it with diamond wrap (available in floral supply stores).

    Step 27

    Now all three tags and their matching pockets are complete!