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12 Tags of Christmas - Tag 9

12 Tags of Christmas - Tag 8

My apologies for not posting this yesterday. Emma had her Holiday Band Concert last night. They sounded fabulous!


When I saw Tim's Tag #8 I got very excited. Collaged layered stamped tags are something that I have long been a fan of. I've mentioned in the past that I started my crafting life as an avid rubber stamper. I have an impressive collection of odd quirky stamps, and any chance I get to pull them out and use them on a project thrills me! Knowing that I didn't have Tim's specific "men in hats" stamp nor the pointing hand stamp, I went looking for substitutes from my own collection:

It was amusing to be reminded of how I organized these stamps years ago into CD cases. I mean, apparently I can fill an entire case with "People - Women Distressed"! And let me just clarify something - "distressed" does not mean these stamps have grungy edges. It means that the women are, in fact, DISTRESSED!

The other case that made me look was the one labeled: "People - Men Leaping". Really? Did I really fill a case with leaping dudes?

That would be yes.

No distresssed ladies or leaping dudes made it onto my Tag #8, but apparently I own all the supplies to stamp out the "12 Day of Christmas" with some creative license on the lyrics:

...10 Lords a Leaping, 9 Ladies Screaming . . .


Here is my finished Tag #8:


Just a couple of notes - the "JOY" letters are an old Sizzix die (#656277 but it's retired) that I cut from black shrink plastic and shrunk. I'm probably going to use the "PEACE" letters from that same die on my Tag #9 later today. Although my supplies are from my stash, I generally followed Tim's instructions for the tag background and antiquing the gears. You can find a link to his tag below:

While I'm in a nostalgic "blast from my collage-y past" mood, I'll share a few old tags (circa a decade ago) that I came across while rooting around in the storage room for Christmas stamps the other day. That blue one is a photo transfer! Good times!