November 1, 2017

The 25 Days of Christmas Tags 2017 - 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!



Excited today to have Simon Says Stamp as our sponsor to kick off the event!




They are offering a $50 gift certificate to one lucky winner!



The designers at Simon Says Stamp are my guests today so let's get this event started...




Lorraine Aquilina



Lin Brandyberry


Virginia Lu


Melissa Bove


Teresa Kline




Tracy Freeman


Jo Nevill

Mandy Stacey


Jenn Shurkus


Gayatri Murali



 
Anita in France


Shari Carroll has a VIDEO today for this tag over at the Simon Says Stamp blog!




A few from the 25 Days of Christmas Tags Design Team...

Lindsey M-p


Michele Ferguson




...and one from me!

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Tracey McNeely

Make sure you review the ways you can enter or play to win!

132 comments :

Amy C. said...

Great first day ladies! I love all these beautiful holiday tags and look forward to this month of inspiration.

Jill Norwood said...

Beautiful and inspiring tags!!!! What a FANTASTIC way to kick off this wonderful event!!!!

Kristie Goulet said...

Super fun tags by everyone! I am inspired by the colors on Carol's tags!!!

Barbara Godden said...

Oh my goodness they are all inspirational!!! Melissa's is gorgeous, Lindsey's tag is adorable (cat lover here) and all the others deserve a shout out too.

Monika/Buzsy said...

Yay! You are back with the Christmas tags! I am so happy I stumbled upon the post the first day! I usually get distracted and forget about it... I will try to do better this year! Super cute tags... that bunny is just darling Tracey! I also love the merry Christmas ornament tags, the handsome nutcracker... the sparkly snowflakes... so many wonderful samples ladies! Thank you!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

These are GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Janet Zeppa said...

Lots of great tags! Thanks SSS!

Karen Day said...

Way to kick things off, ladies!! Wonderful tags by everyone :o)

Scrapthat said...

Loving all the delicate snowflakes today and all the various ways to use them! TFS Everyone!! Fabulous inspiration :D

cm said...

Fantastic launch to the 7th event, with an array of tags that has sent my festive spirit soaring! Snowflakes and snowmen have caught my eye, as has Anita's clever tree and, of course, your fa la la la bunny! So much joy happening here!
~carol

Monika Reeck said...

Oh Tracey....soooo many lovely tags idea
I will make soon a tag and join you I hope I can join 25 days and then I can make enough to send to my friend as TAG card then :) Smile.
give me your address please my mail is monik1973 at yahoo dot com
I will send my tag for you..one or two :) would be so so happy to get one from you too miss Tracey..
off to make Tag now
hugs
Monika

Marianne said...

Oh my, such fab tags to kick off this event. I love them all. I particularly like the way several designers have used their snowflake dies. I could easily CASE 6 or 7 of these tags. We'll see how many I will manage to create. There never seems to be enough time in a day...

Ardyth said...

What a fantastic line up of tags! Let's get this party started!

Lagene said...

Super pretty Christmas tags! The only problem is that the link does not work on Melissa Bove's name at 06:53 Pacific Time

JoAnn said...

Great tags and great inspiration. Ready to work on my Christmas tags.

Beverley said...

YAY! Super happy to see this event begin and what a fabulous start! You, your team and the Simon Says Stamp team have done an awesome and inspiring job. Thank you so much. Hugs Bev x

Lagene said...

I should have waited to comment after going through the whole lineup, there are 2 more problem links....Carol Mayne's throws an error and Creative Chick goes to 10-25-2017 post. Thanks

Erica said...

Love all these tags, can't wait to make a few!!

Lisa Petrella said...

What a fabulous kickoff to your 25 Days of Christmas Tags event, Tracey!!! Your tag is super duper cute!!! And I'm loving all of the snowflakes and touches of sparkle! So festive and fun!

Kim Salito said...


It is going to be really difficult to pick just one tag that inspires me, they are all wonderful.

Dee Earnshaw said...

wow what amazing tags - I am in love with Melissa Bove's tag so feminine and unusual :)

Renee M said...

Y'all nailed it on Day 1--all of these are fantastic tags! (And I have to say that I'm a little freaked out that it's already November and time for tags.)

I Card Everyone said...

A GORGEOUS gallery of gift tags from those talented Simon Says ladies!!!
=]

Gail said...

These tags are amazing - hope to do some joining in along the way

Sue Washburne said...

Just discovering your Christmas tag event. How fun!

conil said...

Squeal...so clever these designers are, as are their tags. What a way to officially kick off the Yule season.

Nancy R. said...

Your tag made me smile...so cute! Day 1 is off to terrific start. Thanks for coordinating this inspiring 25-day look at tags!

Trina P. said...

Beautiful tags. New to this and just familiarized myself to your rules. Cool event.

Denise Bryant said...

So many beautiful tags to inspire us! Looking forward to lots of fabulous ideas, and I hope to join in!

Super Stick Chick said...

So many cute ideas. Love the SSS snowflake.

Cat Craig said...

wonderful array of tags.

Bobby said...

So much inspiration and such variety from your wonderful SSS tag makers. I'm definitely getting in on this.

lritchie said...

Hi Tracey, thought I'd let you know that there are 4 post that aren't working as of a few minutes ago.

Jenn Shurkus - no post on her blog
Melissa Bove - no link
Joneville - page not found
Carol Maybe - page not found

Would love to leave a comment on these beautiful tags!

Michele K. Henderson said...

I LOVE today's whimsical and beautiful tags! Each one is a beautiful work of art!
Take Care!
Michele

NinaS said...

Great tags. Lindsey's cat caught my eye.

Stefanie White said...

This is my first year and I’ve been looking forward to playing! This first day has already inspired me! I love the tags using die cut words, I’ve never done that so I think it’s time to try!

Lindsey said...

My goodness there are SO many amazing tags today! Itching to create!

artful-notions said...

Ladies, these are wonder-filled inspiration! Great start!

Leanne said...

Fabulous inspiration to kick off the event. I enjoyed making tags for the last event & hope to make time to make a few this year too.

Lorraine Racle said...

What a great variety of tags. I can't wait to begin using some of the ideas.

Michelle Wallace said...

WOW, they are all beautiful, so much inspiration!

Mary Holshouser said...

Mandy's tag with the nutcracker
is darling. Hadn't seen him
before and love him.
Didn't go to Jo's - 'puter
says they couldn't find her.
Her tag is great though.
thanks for having the hop.

Barbara-Jean said...

What a wonderful collection! Love the holiday season and the crafting that goes with it!

Judie said...

So many awesome tags! I'm looking forward for the rest of the inspiration!!!

mooch said...

Great first day of tags. Any of the one's with snowflakes directly has my heart but those reindeer ❤️

Kym Maxwell said...

This will be my first Christmas as a Card maker and stamper. Love the idea of this event. I loved all the tags from today's post! Hopefully I can get in my craft room and come up with something!!

Teri W said...

These are great! Can't wait to see more! I do a 12 days of tags for my co-workers so this inspiration is very appreciated!

Jerrie said...

I am looking forward to 25 days of non stop awe inspiring tags through this month! Fantstic first day inspiration from SSS and the design team!

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Just pure awesomeness!

Sue McRae said...

What a wonderful mix of festive tag designs! Thanks for all the inspiration ladies!

Marilyn said...

I find inspiration from everyone's tag ... however, I'm further intrigued by the collage details on Shari Carroll's tag.

Judie said...

Wow so many gorgeous projects! Thanks for inspiring me!

Julie Gearinger said...

Wow, what a gorgeous line-up of tags- all are so inspiring!!

Barbara said...

Great tags and some wonderful ideas that could be used for cards, too! I need the inspiration and the time! LOL!

Teresa Doyle said...

These are all such beautiful tags Tracey. I am so excited to see this is starting as I am a huge fan of tags for all occasions and ideas are always welcome. Looking forward to catching it all (hopefully!)

Yahaira Lizeth Valdivia Zegarra said...

This is the firts time that I participate, and i very exited!. Today a hop for all the blogs. Every creation of your team is cute and elegant! Congrants!

mandalj said...

Particularly like Anita's tags, especially the one with the lovely trees!

Dawn S. said...

These are all beautiful! I love the clean and simple look and the sparkly gold stars on the one by Jo Neville.

Loly Borda said...

Every year I look forward to this event! What an awesome kick start, I love all the creations! TFS

Amy Kolling said...

Wow! Debby Yates tags are so beautifully blended and I love the adorable "rudolph"!

Jackie said...

This looks like a lot of fun. Where do we start for the blog hop?

vinita jain said...

What a great start of the day by such beautiful and inspiring creations! Love the cute image on your tag so cheerful!

Isabel Z said...

I look forward to this every year and am inspired to start creating tags. Thank you.

Beverly Perdue said...

I am new to the 25 Days of Christmas Tags and I'm excited to see all of the great Christmas tags. I make my own Christmas tags each year and I also make tags for local craft sales. I am looking forward to all of the inspiration! I love all of the tags -- the glitz, glitter, snowflakes and fun critters!

Team Clark said...

Dear Santa, PLEEEEEEASE give me more hours in the day to CASE these beautiful tags!!! :) I'm starting with Lin's gorgeous pink/mint inspired tag, but hope to make a play on Teresa's gorgeous black - wow - and Jo's incredible shining stars. Thanks for a great round of inspiration! Hugs, Autumn (SewPaperPaint)

Maureen Chandler said...

I love tags and all of these are just fabulous! Every one is special, unique and beautiful!!!

Patti said...

Oh what fun! I was just thinking that I had to start making some of my tags and POOF! Here you are with lots of inspiration. Thank you!

phlower said...

So any great designs! My favorites are Shari's vintage snow scene and both of the designs using the Merry and Bright set.

Colleen said...

Great Day 1 for the Christmas tags, Tracey! I look forward to this every year because you always have such great inspiration and I get a lot of tags made! I loved Debby Yates little reindeer!

Marjorie DUMONTlER said...

So many great creations and your bunny is so adorable !! margessw(at)icloud(dot)com

StarSpry said...

These are all such great tags! I especially love the ones with snowflakes :)

Sue LD said...

Wow--fabulous variety of tags to be inspired by. My faves are Debby's deer tag and Jo's star tag.

Kara Lynne said...

Such a tremendous amount of inspiration! I couldn't choose a favorite, but my eye is drawn to the fun colorful ones like Lin's, Virginia's, and yours!

Mary Margaret Sutherland-Created Your Way said...

Beautiful cards - can't wait to participate!!

Renee said...

I look forward to this every year...
SO much inspiration!

Crafty Math Chick said...

Lovely tags from everyone!

Megan said...

Wow, that's a lot of inspiration in one day! Way to kick of the festivities for another year!

Patricia Barber said...

I just love all the tags shared today!

Sandi said...

So excited to join in again and be inspired by so many beautiful tags. My faves today are Debby Yates' tag and your bunny tag. Thank you for doing this again this year.

Lagene said...

GREAT tags, awesome inspiration!

Greta said...

Wowzer--overwhelming amount of inspiration today! I'll be pinning a lot of these! I adore the first one & the gold stars!

Franka M. said...

There is so much inspiration in these projects. I keep scrolling back to the first project by Lorraine - the turquoise and blue is so beautiful

Jackie said...

Some fabulous tags here today but I love Melissa Love's. It's just gorgeous with the pearls and lace and many layers. Love it!!

Jacquie Southas said...

What a great start to this fun event - truly inspiring tags!

Jeanne J. said...

OMG! That bunny with the keyboard is fabulous! SO fun and festive Tracey! You make me want to run out and buy him!

Melissa L. said...

Ohhhh! Wow,super tags! I want to go and create now!

Stef Perry said...

So many gorgeous tags! I am so inspired by several from just this post, it'll be hard to decide where to start on my tags!

Beverly S. said...

What fun....looking forward to the 25 days of crafty tag goodness. Love making tags....especially Christmas ones!!! Thank you for putting this together....it certainly starts November off right!!! ;)

Beverly S. said...

I am happy I found out about this FUN event! :) So much inspiration and this is only the first day's worth....I was inspired by the tag with vintage photo people images! Everyone's tags were marvelous!!!!

Kristie Maynard said...

Awesome tags! Each and every one! Today I'm inspired by the clean and simple tags, especially by Jo Nevill's tag. Thanks ladies!

My Paper Epiphany said...

I can't believe it's that time of year already! Beautiful tags from all! Can't wait to join in:)

~amy~ said...

I'm doing a bit of catch up but these are awesome!

Arianna Barbara said...

Wow! Awesome tags!!! I am inspired by the colors and the beautiful details!!!

Anita in France said...

What a great debut day, Tracey ... so much wonderful inspiration! Your bunny is so cute ... an absolutely delight! Thanks so much for having me along! Hugs, Anita :)

Dotty Jo x said...

Such a great selection of tags to inspire and delight! Jo x

Anita in France said...

What a fabulous debut day, Tracey ... so much gorgeous inspiration! Your cute little musical bunny is just so sweet! Thanks for having me along! Hugs, Anita :)

Nora N. said...

AMAZING!!! I don't think I can pick what is my favorite because everyone is DELIGHTFUL!!

Rebecca Yahrling said...

I love the diversity of the tags shown today. From cute to CAS to elegant.

Connie G said...

These are SOOOOO awesome!! Love the last falalala tag! Made me chuckle

Mary-Anne V said...

Wow so many inspirational tags...great way to start the series.

Katherine K :) said...

The inspiration for day one is already so amazing! Loving all the tags and have pinned many of them for future reference! Well done ladies!

Sindhu said...

Beautiful tags...Great Inspirations...

Nandini said...

So beautiful! Love all the great inspiration! Especially Carol Mayne's pink snowflake.

teresa currie said...

Tracey, I love that you do this tag hop-a-long!! It brings such delight and inspiration to us all!!
Loud clapping for all the tags and all the crafters!!
I especially like the surprise bright colors and design of Lin Brandyberry, Virginia Lu's sweet snowman and the lovely leaves tag from Anita in France!!
:)

Maureen Reiss said...

Spectacular tags!! I'm in love with the Enjoy tag!!!

Karen Letchworth said...

Lin's sweet pastel tag inspired me to create something for the link-up. I'd have to say, however, that Melissa's sweet snowflakes are also speaking to me. I might need to enter again!
Blessings,
Karen Letchworth

Andi (RrlScrapGal) said...

Wow! Thanks to SSS for sharing your challenge! I had to enter! Made a tag for Day 1, and I was inspired by Gayatri's lovely vintage tag.
Thanks!

My Paper Epiphany said...

I love all of these tags - Such wonderful inspiration and diverse styles!

Anja Curvers said...

OMG I almost missed it it’s that time of the year again and what a great first day love all the tags that are made today awesome inspiration.

allison kulka said...

Beautiful=love the seasons greeting!

Franka M. said...

It's great to see so much variety and creativity on these tags. Keep the inspiration coming!

Farhana S said...

OMG the creativity!!! Love each and every single one!!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Oh yay, what a wonderful time, I love the cute reindeer tag with red nose! So creative!

Pat at Merely Creating said...

Wow. What fun! Fabulous inspiration tags.

Christine Ray said...

This is the first time I've followed The 25 Days of Christmas Tags... what fun and so inspirational! Thank you for sharing!

Lorie Brunner said...

Wow!! I just found your blog! Everything is an inspiration especially the tags with snowflakes. I better get hopping!

Tracy A said...

I’m getting some wonderful ideas here. My favorite is Tracy Freeman’s tag. I love the Reindeer picture book die.

Tracy A said...

So many inspiring tags. Time for me to get to work on mine.

Kim Salito said...

I love them all, but that little deer and snowflake tag by Debby really catches my eye.

Cynthia Baldwin said...

Not only does Simon have great products...they also have great designers! Love all this eye candy for tag inspiration!!

Laura Pyle said...

Inspired to use foam to add dimension to tags!

Melissa Friedrich said...

Wow, these tags are all amazing, love the dimension and various color combos!

Andrea Hastilow said...

These tags cover all tastes, they are so varied, I really really cannot make my mind up as to which I favour the most, I don't think I will manage to decide in a hurry either, I am a newbie to card making, all these cards & tags I have been seeing give me so much inspiration to hope that I will get this good x thank you to everyone x

Ek Gorman said...

So many great tags, but I would have to say that Lisa's card with the sweet kitty in the box I find to be absolutely adorable!

Ek Gorman said...

There are so many great cards to be inspired by, but I'd have to say Lisa's super sweet kitty in a box card is just too adorable for words!

Iris said...

So many lovely tags. Melissa's is especially beautiful.

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Lesli Giertuga said...

wow what a great blog and an amazing idea - I am in the midst of making tags so this is perfect and amazing inspiration.

Karenladd said...

All of these tags are wonderful but your keyboard playing bunny cracks me up Tracey! What a variety of styles and stamps...and everything is beautiful.

Lucy E. said...

Wow-I have to admit, I’ve seen this event, but have never participated,
probably because I’ve never made a tag. I have thought about it, but I usually
am limited with my craft time (due to work/family) and I always need cards, so that’s where my time goes.
But I see so many gorgeous and creative tags, I may have to try it. I had actually just purchased
the Stitched MFT dies right before this started-it must be a sign!
Looking forward to more fun inspiration :-)

shy324 said...

I love all the great ideas!

Marilyn said...

Love Anita's tag with the trees.