It’s Time For Tags!

Hello friends!  I thought I’d take some time for making up some tags which is something that I really enjoy doing, but don’t do it very often.  They’re so nice to have a batch made up ahead of time so that you can pull one out as you need it instead of trying to hurry through making something.  It’s always better to have fun instead of rushing! 

This trio of tags was a bit time consuming, but it was nice to finally pull out some things that I’ve been wanting to play with and use without being in a hurry.  The characters are from the Taylored Expressions Holiday Squad die set.  The tags themselves were cut from the TE Pierced Stacklets dies, the TE Tag Stacklets 2 dies and the TE Tag Reinforcements dies. The background for the tags was made with the TE Foil It-Plaid Layering Panels that I foiled in gold along with the stenciling from the TE Plaid Layering Stencil set.  The sentiments were white heat embossed from the TE Just Saying-Christmas stamps.  I’ve used various colors of Taylored Expressions papers and inks and then finished the embellishments for the “holly berries” using the red from TE Tiny Diamonds-Bold set and then I also used the TE Gold Drip Drops in the background.  The ribbon and twine from my stash at the top.


My next trio of tags here was really fun with these adorable penguins from Taylored Expressions Dancing Through the Snow stamp set and dies.  I placed them over top of the transparency that was used to create a shaker tag behind the penguins.  I used the TE Tag Stacklets 3 dies and also used some pink polka dotted papers from a free paper pad I received with an order.  The bright shinny purple paper came from my stash I’ve had for quite a while and thought it would be a fun non-traditional color to use with these.  I filled the shaker tags with the TE Bits & Pieces-Snowflakes and the TE Bits & Pieces-Sparkly Stars


And these tags were a little hard to photograph with all of that cording in the way! (pardon my photograph skills! LOL)  They’re smaller than the tags above, but they work great for different packaging sizes!  These were easy and fun as I’ve done mostly foiling with these using the Taylored Expressions Foil It-Simple Tags Holidays panels and the stencil to go with it.  I cut them all out at the same time with the coordinating dies. The tags with the black cording are the negatives from foiling the toffee colored tags and are mostly completely foiled.  I just used different colored Stickles glitter to create the Christmas lights on those.  (Really been having fun with the foiling this year!)


And lastly I wanted to share a set of tags that I’ve made using various Inky Stamper sets!  I decided to go through all of the different Christmas sets that I have from them and pull out the ones that I either haven’t used or barely used to play with them.  The tag at the top was made with the Inky Stamper Fox set that I really enjoyed coloring.  The presents at the bottom and the Santa hat were colored and fussy cut from the same stamp set.  I made the background of that one with the Falling Snowflake Stencil with white ink and heat embossing over it with sparkly white embossing powder. 

The tag on the bottom left is another fun shaker tag!  I pulled out the Inky Stamper Nutcracker set to color him up and cut out with the coordinating die.  He was placed over the acetate on the shaker tag.  I used a scallop circle tag die with gold foil cardstock that I cut out the center with a circle die, added some papers for the background from the Doodlebug Buffalo Check/Woodgrain paper pack.  The shaker bits inside are the Shaker Garnish which is really lightweight and still make a great shaker sound too!

The bottom right tag was cut from an Infinity Tree die set.  I sponged the edges with some white ink and punched a hole at the top to make it a tag.  That cute little truck is from the Inky Stamper Vintage Truck set that I colored and cut out with the coordinating dies.  I used a fun Lawn Fawn road die to place him over and then stamped the sentiment from the stamp set with white ink.  I also added some snowflake sequins above him with the Icicles sequins mix.  And both blue and red Doodlebug Twine was used for two of the tags.  The other ribbons/cord from my stash.

  • Thanks so much for stopping in today!  Hope you’ve been inspired and enjoying the Season!


  1. Country View – Christmas
  2. Ally’s Angels – Anything Goes
  3. Cupcake Inspirations – Happy Holidays
  4. Pammie’s Inky Pinkies – Anything Goes
  5. Simon Says Stamp Mon – Tag It
  6. Tag Tuesday – Winter Holidays
  7. Crafter’s Café – Anything Goes

26 thoughts on “It’s Time For Tags!

  1. Fantastic tags, Vicki! Next year, I’m just going to order from you and save myself time instead of money! lol Of course, I’ll pay you for them. They are all so cute and there’s no way I could do anything like them. Since you already have the dies… 😀

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  2. Wowser, you have been so busy and what a wonderful, colourful and happy selection of tags Mr. and Mrs. Claus and the cute elf, the adorable shaker penguins, so very cute and the kraft and gold all natural and beautiful and the last trio are just gorgeous..looks like you are all set now, Have a very Merry Christmas my friend..

    Luv CHRISSYxx


  3. Wow, what a great variety of tags. I think I love them all….Mr and Mrs Claus with the lovely elf….the fab shaker penguins…the foiling ones and the last trio is also fab with that shaker nutcracker. You did a great job!
    xxx Margreet


  4. Your tags are all just darling with such wonderful detail work! I adore the first set of tags with the plaid design and those cute little characters! Lots of quality time was spent creating these and they’re all special and fun! Great job on everything!


  5. OMGoodness, these are all so stinkin’ cute, I can’t stand it! You’re on a tag roll, lol! You really should be on TE’s design team… your work with her products is absolutely amazing!


  6. All of these are so cute, fun, AND pretty too! FUN! It really does take a lot of time to make them but I always think they add that little extra something to the gifts. I finally got all mine made and just slapped them on packages and forgot to get pictures!


  7. WOW! So many beautiful tags in one place. I especially love these little penguin shakers!!! Thank you for the great inspiration, because making a tag is a big problem for me


  8. Amazing, so many wonderful tags. I love the plaid on the first adorable tags and all the others are just beautiful. Hope those that receive them love them and appreciate the work that went into making them. Happy Holidays to you and yours, Vicki and Happy New Year too.



  9. As Chrissy put it, your tags are colorful and happy…such a beautiful selection… I love them all. Would love to know how you got all those small itty bitty pieces in the right places on the top ones. Thanks for sharing these. I love to see what you are up to! Kathy


  10. Wow, fantastic tags all around. The penguins are my favorites – just love those creatures. I haven’t jumped on the foiling bandwagon just yet, but I love the effects. I don’t know how you manage to part with these beauties but I’m sure people love receiving them.


  11. What a nice collection/selection of tags you have – I had very few gifts that needed tags this year – Amazon helped me!!! The penguins are my favorite.


  12. Wow, what an amazing array of tags! Your Christmas designs are so gorgeous, I love those little shaker penguins 😊. So many of them would make wonderful cards too – stunning! Happy Holidays! Hugs Jo x


  13. Your tags are so cute!! I LOVE them all!!! Thank you for playing with us this week at Cupcake Inspirations Challenges.

    CIC DT Member


  14. Oh my goodness what an amazing collection of tags. I love the papers and fun critters. I am usually rushed to make tags as I learn when I am wrapping that I am out. I might need to make a few right after Christmas to add to the box so I have them ready for next year.


  15. Wowzers, what a beautiful and creative assortment of tags! Mine were all computer printed this year – absolutely no time, creativity, or mojo! Hope that changes in 2023, I have a guest spot in Feb. that I’m hoping will jump start my mojo again! Thanks for sharing, and inspiring me!


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