Happy Tuesday! It’s time for a new CASology challenge, and we are showing off Christmas tags along with this week’s cue word, Festive. The fabulous Tracey McNeely is having a fun event over at her blog called the ‘25 Days of Christmas Tags‘, and she invited the CASology team to play along.

Week 121 - Festive 25 Days of Christmas Tags

Each day Tracey is featuring Christmas tags for your inspiration and she’s got prizes to give away! You can leave a comment here on my blog and also at Tracey’s blog for a chance to win a prize by November 26th! Check out all the details HERE.


I created a Christmas gift tag using a stitched tag die from Pretty Pink Posh. To build my own mini winter scene, I masked off the penguin images and inked the colors using Distress Inks. I chose a gold foil paper to die cut a part of the sentiment using Merry Christmas die from Simon Says Stamp. To complete my sentiment, I stamped “merry” in white using the sentiment from Holiday Sayings stamp set by Hero Arts.

DSC_3397I supposed to make a clean and simple tag, but I couldn’t resist stamping all the tiny snowflakes from Jolly and Merry stamp set by Mama Elephant all over the inked background. *wink*

DSC_3381This is my second tag that I made using same theme. This time I inked slightly light colors for the background and used a silver foil paper for the sentiment die cut. I also fancied up the top of my tag using some white satin ribbon after setting an white eyelet.

This is how I created my Christmas tag. 1)Die cut a tag using Stitched Dueo 1 die set from Pretty Pink Posh. Then stamp penguins from Arctic Penguqins stamp set with Memento Tuxedo black ink. 2)Mask off the penguins and ink the colors using Distress Inks: Tumbled Glass, Dusty Concord, and Peacock Feathers. 3)Spray the Perfect Pearls Mists over the inked background. (I used the Heidi Swapp Color Shine White for another tag.) 4)Color the penguins with Copics. Then add some shimmer on the snowy hill using glitter marker. 5)Die cut the sentiment twice using Merry Christmas die from Simon Says Stamp out of foil paper and white paper. Then adhere them together and glue the sentiment on the tag. 6)Stamp  the sentiment in white from Holiday Sayings stamp set by Hero Arts. Then trace the sentiment using a white gel pen. Stamp the tiny snowflakes from Jolly and Merry stamp set by Mama Elephant with white ink.

DSC_3416-2I had so much fun making Christmas tags and ended up with 8 tags. Lol! Hope you like my creations and get some inspiration to create your own tags.


HolidayCardsBy the way, I’m entering my tag into the following challenges: Virginia’s View challenge #8Mama Elephant and Me challenge, and Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking November Gallery Challenge.)

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Hope you will find time to play along with us at CASology this week, I am so looking forward to seeing your wonderful creations! There is a wonderful prize up for grabs from STAMPlorations and the winner will have a chance to guest design on the next challenge – more details are on the CASology blog. Thanks so much for stopping by. Happy crafting!

51 thoughts on “CASology #121: Christmas Gift Tag with Metallic Die-cut Sentiment

  1. Wonderful variations. Great inking on the backgrounds and of course I love the Christmas diecut you used. Well done.

  2. SUPER CUTE tags May – LOVE ALL 8 🙂
    The scenes & skating penguins are FUN & FABULOUS and your backgrounds a DELIGHT – LOVE the design, LOVE the stamp-die cut combo for the sentiment – LOVE THEM ALL!!!
    These are wonderful as tags and they would be great on cards & layouts too => THANK YOU for sharing your CREATIVE INSPIRATION 🙂

  3. Oh my, May, I saw your initial tag, and was delighted; then scrolled on to the set of these darling gems, and I’m totally bedazzled! Only tooooo fabulously spectacular! Love them!

  4. Mama Elephant’s Arctic Penguins are so perfect on your tags. Not only are they cute and whimsical, they are just plain fun to create with. I love your tags.

  5. I can’t believe I have never run across this style of card making before! I just love these cards… and it somehow expresses the style that I have been working towards for years; how wonderful! I hope I can sublimate all my card making ingredients into such wonderful and simply amazing cards as these! Wish me luck!

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