12 Tags / Day 4: Deck the Halls

Welcome back to Ellen Hutson’s annual 12 Tags of Christmas party! Today’s carol is Deck the Halls, and I had so much fun playing along with my friend Sandy on this one!

I wanted to switch things up today and make a circular/wreathy kinda tag, so I reached for the Circle of Stars die ! Note: this die only cuts the stars, so you’ll need some circle dies to cut it out. I used my trusty old Spellbinders nesting circle dies but I’ve listed some other options for ya below. I backed the circle with pink cardstock and then stamped the “Happy HOLLY Days” with red ink and heat embossed it in clear.

Then I decided to put down my watercolors and pick up my Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers! I feel like these give the tag a clean/modern look.

I wanted to make some minty green holly leaves to mingle in there with the more traditional green to keep things feelin fresh, so I used the both turquoise green and light green to color ’em. Of course the berries had to be red, right? Enter carmine!

And then! I’ve found that those same red droplets that I used for Rudolph’s nose also make the best berries! YES!


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See ya tomorrow for more tags and one of my fave Christmas carols — it just makes me happy — Jingle Bells!

28 Replies to “12 Tags / Day 4: Deck the Halls”

  1. Really cute tag!

  2. Meghan Kennihan says:

    I love your HOLLY days sentiment! What fun!

  3. Mary Holshouser says:

    Very pretty. Delicate and refined.
    thanks for sharing

  4. Elaine Wilson says:

    Cute! Love the colors!

  5. Denise Bryant says:

    So pretty! Love the holly and the colors you used on your tag! Love the round shape for your tag too!

  6. Love your holly tag and the use of the stars! Plus… love Pink and Christmas and your colors are great!

  7. Super CUTE tag, I love the non-traditional colors!

  8. Titus Debbie says:

    Such a sweet card!

  9. So cute! This has inspired me to make some circle shape tags!


    Oh I’m loving this modern, clean style circle tag and the minty leaves and pink circle background!

  11. I love these fresh colours – so pretty and feminine 💕

  12. Really like the wreath with all the stars.

  13. Very cute tag!

  14. Love that Circle of Stars! You’ve made the cutest tag-love it!

  15. So clever. Love the pink background!

  16. what a pretty white wreath tag with your colorful holly! So fun with the pink added!

    1. Cute colors! The red and pink combo is really growing on me.

  17. So fresh and beautiful! Your artistic talent never cease to amaze!

  18. I love this; it’s probably my favorite of the tags so far!

    1. I love this color combo! Darling tag.

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