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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Twelve Days Of Christmas Tags Day Ten

Welcome everyone!  It's day 10 of my Christmas gift tag giveaway, only two more to go after this one.  My gosh, how the time is flying by!  If you have missed any of the previous hang tags, here are the links so you can go and download them too.

We are back to a little bit of whimsy with today's tag, the background image is from a Crafty Secrets Christmas CD, the Merry Christmas wreath is by Allison Kimball and the adorable gingerbreads are by Trina Clark.  There are two tag images for you to download, a PNG image that you can resize as you need for your projects and a printable sheet of JPG images, sized to print out on an 8 1/2" x 11" (A4) piece of cardstock.

PNG image
Click on the image above or click here to download the .png image from Google drive.

  JPG image
Click on the image above or click here to download the .jpg hang tag sheet from Google Drive.

The Christmas preparations are in full swing here, I've made my cranberry marmalade and chili sauce for everyone's Christmas baskets and the Christmas baking is on the go as well.  In between waiting for jars to process and cranberry scones to bake, I've been popping down to my studio to make some more Christmas ornaments.  I found a tutorial on Serendipity Refined for a lovely vintage style glitter star ornament and here is my rendition of it.

I didn't have a wooden star to use as a base, so I glued two pieces of cereal box together (I have lots of cereal boxes kicking about right now as I've been making Nuts 'n Bolts, mmmm!) and I cut out the star shape from them.  I covered the back of the star with some vintage Christmas sheet music and painted the front with 'Old Paper' distress paint, I'm loving that colour!  I then took a couple of strips of the sheet music and fan folded them to make the rosette and glued it onto the front of the star.

Try as I might, I could not get the tinsel stems that Kimberly used on her star ornament to adhere to mine.  I tried white glue, Glossy Accents, EK Tools glue pen ... no go!  I'm sure hot glue would have worked but I never trust hot glue to stay 'stuck' and besides I am a spaz when it comes to using hot glue; lumps and clumps and strings everywhere.  So I decided to use silver Stickles glue instead and did a bead on the edge of the star and on the front and back as well for good coverage.  I then Mod Podge'd the star and rosette and sprinkled on some German glass glitter, it doesn't show up too well in the photograph but it is so sparkly :O)  I printed out the 'Joyeux Noel' on the printer, cut out the banner, edged it in gold Stickles and glued it on top of the rosette after giving it a sprinkling with German glass glitter as well.  Punched a hole with my Crop-A-Dile and strung it with a piece of gold cording for a hanger and done!

I'm now thinking of making a couple of these with pictures of my nieces children in place of the 'Joyeux Noel' banner and I'll add their names and the year to the back of the star as a little keepsake for them.  She sent me their Christmas picture already, so think I will scan it and use that photo.  I'll post a pick if it turns out like I'm hoping envisioning!

Thanks for stopping by again today and make sure that you come back for the next 2 days to get the rest of my Twelve Days Of Christmas hang tags.  If you'd like to share the fun with your blog followers, here is a button for you to post on your blog.

Just save the HTML code below the button image above and paste it into a HTML gadget on your blog.  Hope to see you tomorrow and have fun with your own Christmas preparations!



  1. Hi Deb,

    Wow, you have made some lovely Christmas things. Love that little book that you made with the playing cards. :)
    Thank you for sharing all those Christmas Tags with us. I might have to come back and print some out. :)

  2. You certainly are busy! Cooking, crafting... Your star is lovely! Every time I use a glue gun, I burn myself at least once! Super tags too!

  3. Aw, you gotta have gingers for Christmas. This tag is cute.
    Love your star ornament and what a great idea to use cereal boxes.

  4. The tags you are giving away are amazing deb - so beautiful! I love to see all the different Christmas images - and this ornament is so cute. I have trouble with hot glue as well - strings of it hang from just about everything! Too funny...

  5. This is my favorite one! I had wanted to do a Gingerbread theme this year but didn't collect enough stuff to do it...maybe next year! Thanks!

  6. LOVE this tag!
    You have been a busy bee!
    Thanks for sharing!


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