November 2, 2015

25 Days of Christmas Tags - Day 1

Welcome to Day 1, if you are just arriving for the first time all the details and the linkup can be found HERE.

Today I am thrilled to have Avery Elle and their designers as my guests! As a very special treat, not only is Avery Elle participating as my guests today but they are also promoting my event as their monthly challenge theme! Avery Elle is also a sponsor for this event and is offering one lucky winner one stamp set of their choice!
Please go and visit Avery Elle when you leave finish up here today to get all of the details for this month's Avery Elle Challenge. I am sure you will be inspired to get going on your Christmas tags...






...and my tag for today



Comment for your chance to win here today by letting me know whether you usually purchase tags for Christmas or make your own? 

The MAIN event blog post is where you will find the participate to win link up!

The 25 Days of Christmas Tags 2015 Pinterest board is live and updated every day with all the inspiration from the event!

149 comments :

Donna said...

I wasn't blogging this time last year, so i'm thrilled to be having my first season of Christmas tag making linked up to this event. Looking forward to heaps of inspiration... and so happy you are hosting, Tracey :)
Yay!!!

cm said...

Oops..forgot to answer you question! No bought tags for me; handmade all. AND this year, as last, my Advent calendar for my niece and nephew will be a series of different tags inspired by...guess who! YOU! Thank you for the inspiration and the creative opportunities!
Hugs~c

Marianne said...

Neither, because we don't exchange presents at Christmas. But if we were, I'm pretty sure I'd be making my own.
Wonderful inspiration today!

Ardyth said...

Love these!

Annheidel said...

Cute tags! I make my own tags every year - a different set for each person in my family without names. They don't know which tag is theirs until Christmas morning. :)

lenny said...

Oh Wow ... the first post already!! Unbelievable ...time flies!!
Awesome tags today!! Love that moose and those cute bears!!

I Card Everyone said...

I not only make my own, Tracey, but I make a set for my MIL each year for her December birthday! Gorgeous tags ... I may be 'borrowing' a few ideas ... =]

Joyce said...

Well, in answer to your question--I make all my own tags. Actually, make more than I use or need, but isn't that what this hobby is all about. Super excited about your tags and sponsor today, as I just got a new AE Christmas set and am excited to play with it some more.

Rachel Bergfeld said...

I used to buy them until I fell in love with making my own. Now I make a set for myself every year and I recently started making a set for my parents as well!

Karen King said...

I usually make my own, either from scratch or I recycle Christmas cards I received last year. I also make tags for a friend to put on her Christmas baking that she sells.

diana said...

Great tags! Thanks for the inspiration.
I usually make my own tags.

Linda said...

I have in the past made my own, but had sort of a mental block last year so used ones that I had bought previously. I have a new set of PTI's tags that I hope to make mine this year. I guess I better get busy.

Linda Vanorio said...

Tracey McNeely's Wreath Tag really speaks to me!!! Love the simplicity and the color choices!!! Linda

natashakara said...

I like to make tags if I need them. I sometimes buy cards in a pinch but I find tags easier to whip up. :)

Marisa said...

Yeah! It has begun :) :) I only make a few hand made tags (for those I know will appreciate them) as it just kills me to see them going into the trash/recycle after the gift is opened LOL! If I make them at home, we recycle so we use them year after year. Thinking of making a few special ones which would mean you get a surprise gift, or you have to do something for someone, or share something etc. Could be a fun Christmas tradition.

Crestajune said...

I make my own. I just got a couple of fun new dies that I am excited about trying out for this challenge!

Colleen said...

I make my own too Tracey...thank you for the inspiration and now I have something to do today!!

NanW said...

I love making my own and I make extras for my daughter to use too.

Jeanne J said...

Congratulations on Year 5!! I love your double stamped wreath Tracey and all the samples from the AE DT are wonderful!

zub momi said...

Beautiful tags! I make Christmas tags for friends here :)

sandie said...

Great tags, I usually do a bit of both. Last year I bought a pack of ready made kraft tags and simple stamped a Xmas Tree on each tag...easy!!

Leigh Penner said...

These are all fabulous! I'm so excited for this blog series of yours -- it's so wonderful!

Cindy Beach said...

I love to make tags for very special people or gifts each year. I love to make them but as it gets closer to Christmas I buy tags. They end up in the trash very quickly.
I love your tags, Tracey!

TK Watson said...

I love all the tags! I buy some tags, I make some.... but you are inspiring us all to make more!

Terri said...

I usually purchase but this year I bought some tag dies from Hobby Lobby and thought I might do my own.

Pam said...

I usually make my own tags. These are fabulous!

Lynn said...

What a beautiful start to your tag challenge. Love all of them!

Lindsey said...

Great tags all, and such a variety of inspiration! I can't remember the last time I bought tags. ;) Why would I, when it's such fun to make my own? Some I go all out on, and others can be quite simple.

Diann said...

Great, I always look forward to the 25 Days of Christmas Tags and they inspire me to make my own. Day 1 tags are so sweet and make you want to get started straight away !

Janet Zeppa said...

Sad to say that I purchase my tags. I seem to have enough trouble getting homemade Christmas cards completed...lol!!

KayM said...

Oh I'm so happy to see your 25 days of tags start up! There is always so much inspiration! All the tags today are gorgeous! I love yours with the wreath stamped off the edges! As for myself, I have always bought tags, because my family wouldn't even pay attention the the tags as they were ripping the presents open, but I am going to make a few this year to go on presents for some friends and more careful family! haha!

Lisa Petrella said...

Look at all of those fabulously festive tags!!! Thanks for the creative inspiration! I really enjoy making my own tags and gift packaging each year! It's so much fun!

Marcia HIll said...

Purchase Tags???? No way!! I LOVE making my own tags and have been doing so for many, many years now! Didn't know about your challenge until Colleen filled me in, but I am so excited to see all the tags everyone creates for the next 25 days. Thank you, thank you!! :0)

Cheryl said...

Thanks for the inspiration! Great tags! I make any of the tags that I need.

lostinpaper said...

oops, forgot to say that I do make all my own tags but it is usually 'last minute' as I am wrapping the presents and then remember that I actually 'need' to make the tags lol. Maybe I'll be a little more organised this year.... or not...

Meg Giroux said...

What beautiful Christmas tags! I love making my own Christmas tags ever since I was little my Gram and I used to make tags out of old Christmas cards and tie yarn or any leftover scraps of ribbon to them. I am looking forward to this so much and seeing everyone's gorgeous tags!

Marilyn said...

Tracey, what fun inspiration. I like to make tags.

Nora N. said...

All these tags are FABULOUS!!! I have to say that I make my own tags. It is the only thing that I really create from scratch for everyone (besides baking!!) I do a photo card to make it easier on myself so the least I can do is make all my tags. It is so much fun too!!

Megan said...

What a fabulous list of sponsors! I've typically purchased crummy stick on tags... but this year, I'm going to try making my own! Another great use for all the fun Christmas papers and stamps I have :)

Renee said...

Been waiting for the 25 Days of Tags to start so I can get some inspiration because even though I'm not crafting much these days...
I ALWAYS make my own tags!
And the inspiration is off to a great start! :)

Kelly Szafron said...

Your blog has beautiful inspiring tags today. Sometimes I have my children help me make some. To be honest I don't have time to make many of my own so I have to use store bought.

Denise Bryant said...

Pretty tag! Excited about your 25 tags event and looking forward to lots of inspiration....
I usually make some and buy some. This year, Christmas will be very minimal, so not sure I will be needing too many tags! Keepin' it simple!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Loving what everyone created!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Piali Biswas said...

I make my own tags!!! Love the beautiful AE tags!!!

Annette Allen said...

yay for Christmas tag time.. all of these are amazing and totally LOVE yours.. :)

Kristina B. said...

Well, I usually buy them, but its on my to-do list to stop doing that!!

Rahmat said...

Gorgeous tags, I love your wreath on the tag combined with the beautiful ribbon.

TracyM #6773 said...

SUPER CUTE and BEAUTIFUL tags!!!
LOVE your ADORABLE skating moose :)
I confess that I only need a few tags at Christmas, so I make most of them. Times have changed and so many now request gift cards, so gift card holders are in high demand ... maybe I can add a little pocket to some tags for them this year!!!

Lisa said...

Congrats on another year Tracey, looking forward to it! The Avery Elle team tags are adorable!! I make my tags, I and will be CASEing this beauty of yours this year!

Jacquie Southas said...

I love making my own tags for Christmas. Love the rich red on your tag, Tracey!

TracyM #6773 said...

YIKES - I commented too soon.
LOVE all the tags shared along the way today, it was a pleasure to visit each blog and be inspired :)
LOVE your pretty wreath & bow Tracey - BEAUTIFUL design with the wreath going over the edges, I need to try it too!!!

snazzyjj said...

I am new to all of this and am so excited. I usually buy tags, but hope to make a bunch, with your great encouragement, this year. Thanks for the inspiration everyone.

cghundley said...

I make my tags and
I also created my
wrapping paper this
year!
Carla from Utah

Suchi said...

Stunning galore of crafty tags...ADORE them all...cuteness overloaded!! :)
Suchi xx

Suchi said...

I would make my own tags...rather than buying.. :)

Karen D. said...

awesome tags mf...
I usually make some and buy some too. Depends on how much time I have.

Monika Reeck said...

I did not buy tags
I make by my self
and I like to make my own for christmas or friends bday or for my card Tracey
I will make and link up to your main post
how many can we join?
thanks for the inspiration
your tag is so wonderful love the color there
hugs
Monika

Anja Curvers said...

Wow great tags for inspiration and I love your tag. I hope to join in the fun and happy you are hosting it. When I use tags I Always make them myself.

Kristie Goulet said...

Gorgeous tags here!
I usually make my own, if I have time. :)

Chriss Blagrave said...

Beautiful tags in this post! I have made a few tags for the last couple of Christmas', but plan to make them all this year!

Amy C. said...

I make my own tags every Christmas. Thanks for the cute ideas!

BeverlyBL said...

This is a bunch of cute tags. I do both. When I run out of time to get them made, I use store bought.

~amy~ said...

check out all that fantastic inspiration!

Linda Rubarski said...

I usually make my own.

KimCreate said...

Hi, you tag is cute! I do both, I make some and buy some.

Shelly said...

These are sooo sweet!! Love!
I'll admit, I usually buy tags. Why I don't make them, I do not know?!...lol Maybe I'll make a select few or so?! ;)

Marybeth said...

Congratulations on another year of 25 tags ...I know it will be another huge success ! Lots and lots of hard work but you can do anything ...Tracey!!! Beautiful tags today!
I would never buy tags!!! :)

Diane Jaquay said...

Beautiful tags!! Most years I manage to make at least a few tags, but the majority of them I buy (usually the stick on kind, that's what we grew up with and what I'm used to). Since I only make a few tags I save them for the most special people in my life :)

Karen K. said...

I do a mix of both handmade and store bought. Sometimes I get my inspiration from a tag I bought ;)

Brandi R said...

I usually purchase tags to match whatever papers I decide to use for that year. This year may be different (if I can get started now :D)

The tags shown today are awesome♥

Marlyn Rojas said...

I make my own tags, I enjoy creating them in many different shapes!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

These are so so awesome! I always make my own tags, too much fun and adds a personal touch!

Sue McRae said...

Congrats on year 5, looking forward to all the inspiration! I do make some tags and purchase some as well. It all depends on how much time I have after I make my Christmas cards.

Greta said...

Incredible variety & all so wonderful! I want the wreath you used, Tracey, every time I see it! If I could walk in a store & get it I would!

Barb Ghig said...

Gorgeous tag, Tracey! Your bow is so striking with your beautiful wreath, and the sentiment is perfect!
I create all of my own tags for the holidays...I can't imagine it any other way :)

Liz Gessner McAllister said...

I am usually so far behind at Christmas that I am lucky if gifts are wrapped. sadly I usually buy tags.... Maybe not this year ho

Sharron said...

Love today's adorable tags! I'm so excited to see your 25 Days of Tags start up. I can no longer not make all my tags. I bought some one year and got all kinds of comments from the family!! I'm now also making new backs for the old ones as my stepdaughter wanted to use them again. Love all the inspiration I get from this great event!

Bobby said...

I usually make my own tags but nothing as elaborate as those shown today. I give my grandchildren gift cards so they don't need tags but maybe I'll put tags on their cards this year.

Michele Henderson said...

I ALWAYS make my own tags! Some years are fancier than others, but I can always throw something together in a pinch!
Take care!
Michele

Jen Mitchell said...

So happy it's that time of year again! Wonderful inspiration today and I can't wait to see what the next 24 days bring!

Claire Broadwater said...

I make tags for special friends that I know appreciate them. Thanks for all the amazing inspiration! XX

Berina RGA said...

Beautiful tags.. I make my own tags for Christmas.. Right now I'm making cards. Hoping to start the tags this week, thanks to all the inspiration!!

Teresa Doyle said...

This is such a lovely tag Tracey and I haven't bought a tag in YEARS! GREAT TAGS! Thanks for hosting this!

mandalj said...

I make my own tags but they're nothing as elaborate or beautiful as these!

Lindsey said...

I make most of them. I haven't purchased tags in years, but I have a few of those sticker sheet tags that I sometimes break down and use at the end when I run out of time.

Kim Heggins said...

These are all so fabulous!!!! So much wonderful inspiration.

Jill Norwood said...

Yay for the 25 tags of Christmas! So happy to see all the beautiful Avery Elle inspiration! And I love your beautiful wreath tag! I make tags for my entire family each year and hand them out at Thanksgiving....it is a much loved tradition.

Helen Gullett said...

These tags from the team are fantastic!! Lots of inspirations :)
I always make tags for Holidays.

Team Clark said...

Such a neat idea! I'm following your blog now and look forward to seeing your tags each day. Cheers!

Scrapthat said...

Adorable Tags! Thanks so much for the lovely inspiration! :D

Loydene Brock said...

I'm a "johnny come lately" to your blog - but glad I found it now! Thank you!

Nancy Allin said...

I love the tags created by the Avery Elle team, and by you! In the past I haven't made too many tags so resorted to buying them :(. This year I aim to change that!!

Marsha said...

i usually make my tags but never very fancy. Looking forward to these ideas because I want to make some fun and beautiful tags this year.

Maureen Reiss said...

These are Wonderful!! I buy mine but every year I say I'm going to make them. lol

Paper Therapy Ponderings said...

beautiful tags - I give so few gifts that I usually make my tags.

thanks for sharing

Barb Housner

Laila B. said...

I like to make my own tags!!! And I try to use my scraps of paper!!! ;)

KT Fit Kitty said...

Dear Tracey - I remember this awesome event from last year - this is how I learned to make tags! Before your event, I had not made them before! I am looking forward to more tag inspiration this year - today's tags are gorgeous! I will hop around to get the details of everyone's tags. As for my tags, I do both. I make tags for special gifts and I also use some store-bought tags.

Barbara said...

I do make my own tags each year and lots of times I use the scraps remaining from making my Christmas cards. So much fun and this 25 tags of Christmas is a great idea!

Carol Happy Expressions said...

For a few year I used the ones I had let over from past purchase. Then last year and this year I made my own. Great tags from the DT. tfs!

jcobb said...

These are so great...the reindeer on the ice skates got a real chuckle!!

jcobb said...

Forgot to answer the question :P Thisis my first year making tags...so there will be no store-bought tags for this girl!

Jill said...

I do both, but this year with all this great inspiration, I am making them all.

Teri W said...

Love all the tags. Purchase cards or tags never again!

Kristie Maynard said...

I have some purchased tags that we stick onto a lot of our gifts, but I do make tags also and they usually go onto special gifts, like our family exchange and our Godchild and special friends. TFS!

Renee M said...

Avery Elle products are so fun! All of the tags are wonderful. I TRY to make my tags each year, but usually wind up having to also buy some b/c I run out of time :)

Monika/Buzsy said...

Beautiful tags girls. Love the sweet images... the ribbon looks so elegant on your tag Tracey. Throughout the year I usually make a gift tag... but at Christmas time, I use stickers... just because we have way too many gifts... and my boys just don't care about hand made tags...

vinita jain said...

Gorgeous tags here! Such fun! I love to create my own tags, never purchases and recently I am making cards! Sure to participate now with loads of beautiful inspirations:)

Asha said...

Your tags are awesome and I've been following this since it began. This year I'm playing along with you everyday day. That's the plan, anyway! I make my own tags. Great way to use up scraps. Thanks for sharing!
hugs Asha

Happy Dance said...

Fun tags from the AEI{heart}U DT, Tracey! And yours is especially lovely. That striped ribbon really adds to your design! And seeing as I'm number 107, or thereabouts, I was wondering if you'll be getting any sleep in the next 25 days?! This is a great idea, and I love that you're doing this!! And I don't put tags on packages; my boys were naughty when they were little and would peek in their presents, so I stopped tagging them, and warned them that they wouldn't want to peek at gifts for grandma, or dad, or the rest of the family. Stopped them cold, and I haven't put tags on since. But I might start up again; the little ones do like to see their names on packages! Have a great day my friend. Bev

hanufaktur said...

Until 4-5 years ago, I used to purchase my tags, but when I started crafting, I made my own tags.

Isabel Z said...

I definitely make them and I am getting inspired by this post.

ionabunny said...

Hello. Great tags. I make my own. Hugz

Jeri said...

As a paper crafter I must make my own tags.

Anita in France said...

What cute tags from the AE team, Tracey ... yours is especially gorgeous! Love that off-the-tag wreath in those luscious greens ... a brilliant contrast with that rich striped ribbon! Hugs, Anita :)

Kathy said...

I would like to say that I make my tags but I don't. I usually just make a few select special ones.

LauraJane:) said...

I make my own...usually out of the wrapping paper itself, last minute---lame-oh!!

Robyn Oliver said...

Thank you Tracy for inspiring us to add to our Christmas stash by hosting Twelve Tags of Christmas - I love that I can make tags and where needed turn them into cards. I now make my own tags but I do have a very small stash of luggage tags I've had for 15 years. cheers Robyn

stempelwelt said...

Avery Elle images are one of my favorites. These tags are all amazing! ... I usually mix handmade ones and buy some. :)

Mary Holshouser said...

Love the little animals.
The moose with skates is funny.
thanks for sharing.

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Oh.my.... these are fabulous, love all of them. I make mine-- the better question would be do I use them? Ha ha ha...

Irene Grau said...

I love the whimsy of these tags!

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

What cute sledding animals! I usually buy some and then use any I've happened to make for DT spots for my extra special gifts. :)

Shona Chambers said...

I don't actually use tags at all, terrible I know!! I always use stickers to name the parcels. I did make tags one year but they were all just thrown aside and I was so disappointed after all my hard work. So stickers it is for me!!

Birgit said...

These are all so fun! The moose with skates and the polar bear with goggles are both sooooooo adorable!!

Maureen Hayes said...

I think I mainly tend to purchase tags, but do occasionally make them. I enjoy having them right there to start creating on!

Kit said...

Adorable tags. I make my own and buy some.

Jinny Newlin said...

What a creative lineup! Love that wreath on your beauty! I usually make my own ;)... Gotta get going on those.

Carolee McCaslin said...

My daughter and I always make our own handmade tags!! Wonderful inspiration today:)

Larissa Heskett said...

LOVING LOVING LOVING ALL of these Tags!! Such FUN Designs and Images!! =) Just makes me HAPPY and READY for the HOLIDAYS!! =) I try to make ALL of my own Tags!! I have bought Tags when I needed something in a Pinch, but I REALLY TRY to USE ALL of my Crafty Supplies!! =) THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

maria f. said...

I rarely make my own cards, but tags? Yep.

Miriam Prantner said...

I definitely make my own tags for Christmas. These are so cute, I love all the winter critters!

Karen said...

Almost all of my tags are homemade. Sometimes I get desperate at the end, and use a stash of glittery stars I bought at Target years ago.

Sandy said...

So excited to see these cute tags. Every year I say I'm going to make my own, so hopefully these will inspire me this year (I just found your tag event).

Sandi said...

For the last couple of years, I have made some of my tags and bought some. This year, I hope to have the time to make all of them. I certainly will have enough ideas and inspiration from these 25 days!

Melissa Friedrich said...

I try to make all the tags for Holiday gifts. If I get pressed for time, I will buy the tags precut and create from there. LOVE these tags, so colorful and amazing how much card art you can fit on a tag!

Judy Tuck said...

I usually make gift tags but especially like making tags for wine bottles! Your tag is too cute!

scrAPpamondo said...

I never purchase tags,I usually make my own. Love all these amazing inspirations! Your tag is very sweet and happy!

I'm a Little Teapot said...

The tags are oh-so-sweet! :)
I usually make my tags every year. This summer I woke up early two Sunday mornings and spent time spraying the backgrounds of many tags. Inky fun!

KandA said...

I always make my own tags and can't remember how many decades ago I used shop bought ones. Love the super inspiration tags xx

Laraine R said...

I make my own tags. I haven't done them yet, i decided to make my christmas cards 1st this year.

Crafty Math Chick said...

Such sweet tags - LOVE those polar bears! I usually make my own tags, though I will admit I also have some self-adhesive sticker tags on stand by in case I am rushing at the end. ;)

Nana Griffin said...

Homemade tags for me but I have had to buy a few now and then if I get behind on things.

Rema said...

I usually make my own if I have the time.

francesca said...

i always make my owns since i was a little kid!! )

Beverley said...

I try to make all my own tags & I love the samples today. I especially like the pocket tag & I think that die will be making it's way into my stash! Hugs Bev x

Dr Sonia S V said...

I dont purchase tags but prefer to make my own. Love all the beautiful animals featured on these tags...they are so gorgeous
Cheers
Dr Sonia

Christine said...

I love all the tags, I usually make all my tags. For family I make them personalized to each person. For the Santa for Seniors I mass produce a lot of them.

craftcradleblog said...

Love the inspirations! Now that I think about it, my gifts are almost always tag-less, and when they do come with a tag, it's definitely handmade.

Cindy C. said...

Super cute tags!! I make my own tags, perfect time to use up scraplings!