Monday, December 19, 2011

Embossed Christmas Tags

Hello friends! Today, I have these Christmas tags to share with you using Spellbinders die templates, 2011 Heirloom Ornament ,  2010 Heirloom Ornament ,  Standard Circles Small , and Classic Ovals Small
The flowers were die cut with the flower dies from the set Hexagon Petal Envelope by Spellbinders. The card stock was embossed with Flower Delight Grand Impressabilities template.

Start by die cutting the ornaments on cream card stock as the picture below shows. Make sure to use removable tape to hold dies in place with cut side down on the cutting plate. Run through the Grand Calibur die cutting machine.

Emboss cut ornaments using Flower Delight Grand Impressabilities template. See picture below.

Ink embossed ornaments with Tim Holtz Distress Inks, Evergreen Bough, Festive Berries, and Vintage Photo. Ink embossed areas lightly using a foam applicator, this process will highlight the embossed area. You can also ink the back of the ornaments.

I used photos for the centers which I layered  between the embossed front and back ornament piece. I also rubber stamped some of the centers with JustRite Stampers rubbers stamps, Merry and Bright and Christmas Mini Sentiments Set. Glue pieces together and punch a small hole for ribbon.

The flowers were die cut with Hexagon Petal Envelope flower dies. The pieces were layered and glued together with foam tape for extra dimension. You can see my tutorial on how to make these flowers on this link:  Hexagon Petal Envelope and Basket Ensemble.
The scrolls and leaves were die cut with Floral Flourishes by Spellbinders.

Project Supplies

2011 Heirloom Ornament by Spellbinders
2010 Heirloom Ornament by Spellbinders
Standard Circles Small by Spellbinders
Classic Ovals Small by Spellbinders
Flowers: Hexagon Petal Envelope by Spellbinders
Leaves and scrolls: Floral Flourishes by Spellbinders
JustRite StampersMerry and Bright
and Christmas Mini Sentiments Set.
Tim Holtz Distress Inks, Festive Berries, Evergreen Bough,
and Vintage Photo.
May Arts ribbon 
Cream card stock

Thank you for visiting! Have a wonderful Christmas and Happy Holidays!!!



  1. Wow!The tags are really beautiful and a very clever idea. I am really looking forward to using these on our gifts for Christmas.

  2. Stunning tags all of them!! Thanks for the description of how you made them also!!

    There is one bit I don't quite get though, as the circle in the center will be the same size as the cut out, how do you glue it, or is the photo or stamped bit on a larger circle?

  3. Oops, I guess I just worked it out, you cut a second ornament and layer the circle inbetween?

  4. Really elegant tags! They will look so pretty on Christmas gifts.

  5. Hi there! your ornament tags are so beautiful and elegant. What a wonderful idea for a gift or to keep :) Thanks for sharing.
    -Katya Bess

  6. These are so beautiful!! I love all your creations!! Now I need more spellbinders dies! Yes we do have a lot in common. Funny how you had two girls and then finally got your grandson. Whereas I had two boys and finally got my grandaughter!! Plus we live on oppsite sides of the US (I live in Virginia on the Middle Peninsula). You must be my counterpart! LOL! Take care and have a very Merry Christmas!

  7. Oh my! Those are so beautiful! Thank you for sharing how you made this.

    The Happy Card Encouragement Factory

  8. Marisa... you did such a wonderful job with our dies in this post! Thank you so much for sharing. We promised that we would visit your blog... and here we are. Thanks for being a part of our community!

  9. Wow! These are fabulous and your ideas so creative. This post was a great inspiration!

  10. these are absolutely gorgeous, I had these dies in my hand but had to put them back cause they weren't on sale yet, :( I want these, I have loved them since they came out. You did a fantastic job making such beautiful tags, awesome Marisa! :) I seen you were featured by Spellbinders and came to check out your creation, going to look around and become a follower :)hagd

  11. LOL, I already am a follower, thought your blog looked familiar, lol very nice

  12. Marisa, these are ridiculously gorgeous ... love all your work!! You definitely have a God-given talent!!


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