November 1, 2018

The 25 Days of Christmas Tags 2018 - 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!




To kick off the show I have Simon Says Stamp as the first guest!





There are offering a $50 Gift Certificate as a giveaway for one lucky person!





Shari Carroll is posting today over on the Simon Says Stamp blog with a video for this beautiful tag:


Shari Carroll


I have some of the designers from both the Monday and Wednesday Challenge Teams joining us as my guests today...

















From the 25 Days of Christmas Tags Design Team...






...and two from me along with a quick video!

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Thanks so much for being here and I can't wait to see what has inspired you today!
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115 comments :

Marianne said...

Oh my, so much inspiration already, and this is only day 1. Your tags are great to get started and to loosen up the creative muscles, but I also spotted a few stamps that I own and that are begging to be inked up and coloured in using my new Copics (also perfect for Kathy's 30D colouring challenge).
Marianne x

Dotty Jo x said...

Hoping to play along again this year! Thanks to you and the guys for all the fun, Jo x

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wow wow wow!! These are all FABULOUS!!!!!!!!!!!

Birgit said...

Wow!! So much to be inspired by here Tracey. It's going to be hard to choose which one to go with. Love the purple on you sweet snowflake tags. Thanks for all your hard work putting this fun challenge together. Happy tag making!

Marge said...

All tags are awesome and I love love Shari's tag too. Thanks for inviting us to the party, Tracey! My honor♡ Hugs♡

Autumn Clark - SewPaperPaint said...

I have been so looking forward to the start of this tag party! Today I'm ooohing and aaahing over Shari's exquisite Tim Holtz tag design! WOW Shari! So much inspiration and I can't wait to CASE this tag. It's awesome to see the other SSS-W challenge designer's projects too! Hugs, Autumn

JoAnn said...

Love all the tags. I always enjoy your 25 Day of Christmas Tag.

Teresa Doyle said...

Hi Tracey and Thank YOU for organizing this event again this year. I always learn so much and get so inspired by the DT's tags.I am a HUGE fan of tags ALL year through but Christmas is of course when you need the most, all at the same time and I like making different ones rather than mass producing. So this is one hop I try not to miss. However, today consisted of a long line up (not complaining by any means) so I hope I can find time to check them all out each day as I hate to miss any. They are ALL amazing. Great work by all of the designers!

Isabel Z said...

I look forward to this every year for it inspires me to start creating for Christmas. Thank you.

JoAnn said...

Love all the tags and your pretty purple ones too. TFS

vinita jain said...

What a great start with Day 1! All are so inspiring! Love your take with pretty snowflakes and purple hues!

Crafty Math Chick said...

Yaay! I look forward to 25 days of BEAUTIFUL tags for holiday inspiration that lasts all year! THANK YOU SO MUCH for organizing all of this for us Tracey!

pamboe said...

There are so many great tags today. But if I have to choose a favorite . . . it's the moose! Guy tags are sometimes hard. The moose is perfect!

ionabunny said...

Wow, so many gorgeous and cute tags. Hugz

Anila Dk said...

Oh my... So many inspirations to follow. Hope I am able to link my tags too.

Becca Yahrling said...

Wowie, so much beautiful inspiration! I am inspired by just about everything! lol I love how Kim curled her ribbons. Love the darling moose! Shari's tag is so beautifully dimensional. I look forward to participating again this year; so fun! Thanks, Tracey!

Teri W said...

Hi TrAcy. Sooo excited to see this return for 2018! So many new ideas,

Linda Carson said...

Wow! Beautiful tags! Each one is so unique and so creative!

Joy Meadows said...

First of all, thank you for organizing this again this year!! I love Shari's beautiful tag!! But, the others you have featured in today's blog post are all so wonderful, it would be hard to choose a favorite. And, of course, your purple tags are so pretty, Tracy!

Denise Bryant said...

Great kick off to your 25 Days event, Tracey! I love all of today's tags.... Time to put away all the Halloween bits and pieces and think about Christmas!

Jacquie Southas said...

Beautiful tags from everyone!

Joyce said...

Wonderful tags, Tracey. You always come through in a pinch. Such an inspiration. Thanks so much for having me on your team. It's been a blast so far, and the fun has only just begun. Can't wait to hear your familiar voice and watch the video, to see how you made your magic on these tags.

Jules Peddicord said...

So many beautiful tags! Choosing one for inspiration is going to be hard, especially with all of the SSS goodies I own. *blush*

Kim Heggins said...

WOW...love your festive holiday tags! Those colors are just stunning paired with those sweet snowflakes! So excited to be creating with you again this year!

stampwithsandy said...

Wow! What a stunning gallery of tags! So much wonderful inspiration.

Cat Craig said...

Congratulations on your 8th year. A stunning collection of tags, and sponsors.

Karen Day said...

So much fabulous inspiration!! Great way to kick things off, ladies. Tracey, I love your purple tags, and also love Karin's fox, and Kim's poinsettia tags. Hoping to play along often.

Happy Dance said...

Fabulous tags by the SSS teams, and your DT as well, Tracey! I know this is going to keep you hopping for the next several weeks, but do take a little time for yourself, my friend. Thanks for doing this. I always enjoy seeing all the tags, and I will most definitely play along. : ) Bev

Shelly said...

What fun and beautiful tags! Especially love that fox tag from Karin!

Arianna Barbara said...

Wow! What amazing start!!! This 1st day is full of amazing inspirational tags!!! Love them!!!
I'm already subscribed to your YT channel (Arianna Barbara).

Sandy said...

Oh my gosh, there's a load of inspiration here already and it's only Day 1. Love all the elements of nature the SSS teams used, from cute critters to greenery.

Jeanne Beam said...

Such a wonderful set of gorgeous tags. The designers are awesome.
Thanks for sharing...

Super Stick Chick said...

So many fabulous tags! I just ordered the cute SSS die cut snowman and can't wait create a tag like Lin's!

Jane said...

Day 1 tags are gorgeous! TFS xx

Greta said...

It's only the first day & already I'm overwhelmed with inspiration! Such a great event--thank you, Tracey!

Linda Rubarski said...

Love the tags made one for day one similar to Carol Mayne’s tag.

Barbara said...

This is a great idea and sure to inspire us as we make Christmas tags(and cards), too!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Such pretty and cute ideas!!! I really love Jo's tag, red of kraft, I might try creating one just like that!

Bunny said...

Beautiful tags and thank you for the inspiration. [Bunny]

TrainWithMeghan said...

OMG! So many great ideas! I love the variety! This is my first year following along! Hope to make some tags too!

Unknown said...

So excited to have the 25 tags of Christmas happening again. I love seeing all the great ideas and inspiration! Today the one that caught my eye is the tag by Larraine Aquilina. I love the moose and the colors of the tag are prefect for him. There are so many beautiful tags today and I love your video too. Thanks!

cm said...

Swooning over your duo of snowflake tags, Tracy; the colours are positively gorgeous! Inspiration galore to launch the festivities! Again, honoured and thrilled to be on the DT; thank you so so so much!
hugs~c

Lisa Elton said...

Congratulations on another year of this FUN filled event!! Everything you're sharing here today is incredible. Looking forward to all of the inspiration this month. Thanks Tracey!

cghundley said...

Wonderful first day!
Love the tag with the
deer and trees made by
Lin Brandyberry!
Carla from Utah

~amy~ said...

yay! So excited, way to start off with a BANG! These are all simply wonderful! Couldn't pick a FAV because they're all fabulous.

Tracey, I'm loving your beautiful purple tags! The colors are wonderful, love the white snowflakes and the jingle bells too!

Karen Letchworth said...

Lovely tags for Day 1. I'm so excited to see each day's tags....even though my current crafting abilities are quite limited. Thanks for sharing!
Blessings,
Karen Letchworth
www.karen-mycuprunnethover.blogspot.com

Tenia Nelson said...

Awesome tags, ladies!!!!

Dana M said...

Oh wow, so many AMAZING tags! So much inspiration but I think I may need to create some tags inspired from Lin's beautiful reindeer tag. Lots of nature lovers on my Christmas gift list.

Kerin said...

I'm so glad you're doing this event again this year Tracey! So much inspiration all in one spot. Your tags are beautiful!

Karen said...

Goodness! What an amazing variety of tags! I'm hoping to play along this year since I make tags for our family's gift exchange every year. (Have to be done by Thanksgiving!) Lots of inspiration here.

Amanda said...

I already have a list of ideas! Now just have to find some time...still recovering from Halloween in this house.

Debra Rumpza said...

Wowie, that is alot of beautiful and inspiring tags! Whoo!

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous tags Tracey :-) I love the purple shades with the snowflakes and the shape! very pretty :-)

hope you have a great weekend! :-)
luv
Lols x x x

Karthikha said...

Wow! So many fabulous tags!!

Dee Earnshaw said...

love all these fabulous tags especially the mixed media projects!!

Viktoriya Porechnaya said...

Great inspirational tags!

Patricia Mello said...

I just love all the variety and inspiration, each one so unique in design!

Patricia Mello said...

I just love all the different ways you can design a tag with dies and stamps we already have on hand for our cards. They are so beautiful.

Natalie s said...

Thanks for all your efforts putting this together. I'm going to try my best to make something for every day!

Kelsey Thomas said...

These tags are all so awesome! :)

Ivette Donis Carranza said...

Oh my goodness!!! I am in awe at so much inspiration with these tags. I love the colors used and the different shapes. This is great!

Lucy E. said...

Such sweet inspiration with all of the winter critters, poinsettias and snowflakes!
I love your non traditional colored tag.

Mary Holshouser said...

Love the purples.
Beautiful tags.
thanks for sharing
txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

Nandini said...

The tags are gorgeous! Really looking forward to each day of this event!

Jeanne J. said...

You're off to a great start! I love them all Tracey!

Kara Altomare said...

All of these are amazing! But Mindy Baxters tag has me swooning! I cant get over how beautiful it is!

Kimberly Skinner said...

There is no way I could pick a favorite. These tags are amazing!

Leanne said...

Thanks for hosting this event once again. I hope to join the fun as much as I can.

C. Sage Deerborn said...

Such fun and beautiful tags love the bunnies in the sweaters.

Aileen said...

I am feeling the inspiration, so many varied designs, ahh the temptation to spend even more just to have the same look. Brilliant tags and again love yours.

Melanie said...

These tags are super fun! I especially love the ones made with the story book dies... the moose is so cute!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Seriously how do I choose which one to be inspired by??? too many options.

Barb Ghig said...

You're off to a great start, Tracey! I love the color palette you chose for the Oxide inks...so pretty!

Beverley said...

What a FAB first day! Wonderful sponsor company and such pretty festive tags to kick start some creativity. Congrats on your 8th year! Hugs Bev x

Anita in France said...

So much fantastic inspiration, Tracey ... and it's only Day 1! I especially love your emboss resist snowflakes ... the sense of depth you created with the inking and delicate splatters is fabulous! Hugs, Anita :)

Nox said...

OMG - I cannot believe how many incredible tags are on just day 1. So much inspiration!

Lindsey said...

So much beauty today! I’m loving all the snowflakes...big, small, and everything in between!

Mary-Anne V said...

These tags are wonderful...love SSS!

Sharron said...

I'm blown away by all these amazing tags! I would never be able to select a favorite!

Yahaira Lizeth Valdivia Zegarra said...

I'm here again for this beautiful event. I hope for this every year :D
Ypur tag is amazing!, this first day i aweson!

Cathy Lillie said...

Wow, that's a lot of inspiration for the first day! Shari's classic Christmas tag is stunning! I always enjoy her work. I love the snowflake tag you created - it's perfect for mass producing. I like to create as many different tags as possible, but I have to have some that I can easily make multiples of as well. My favorite tag today is Marge's sweater-clad bunnies! That one just stole my heart!

cindybearj said...

What a way to start off with a bang! I love all these tags, they're all so beautiful.

Megan said...

Love all the Storybook critters! Especially the snowman! :)

Marsha said...

What an incredible, amazing start to "tag season". Can't wait to start on tags inspired by some of these.

BeverlyBL said...

Love all the cute critters, snowflakes and poinsettias. Thanks to all the sponsors!

Amy C. said...

Thanks for all the amazing inspiration today! I'm looking forward to this month!

Ruth G said...

Absolutely stunning start to this event!!!! So many fabulous designs! I'm definitely feeling like I need to get my tag game going now!!! Thanks so much for sharing!

Denise Mlady said...

So much inspiration and so many different styles! This is going to be fun.

sharon g said...

The moose and fox are so cute! Nice job designing all of these amazing tags.

jen said...

What a fabulous start! So much inspiration- I'm hoping to recreate your fab tags!!

Karen Davis said...

Wow!! It's a tie with these tags!!! Tracy, your use of the purple is so amazing, but Ankita Agrawal's tags were so elegant!! You both have done amazing work!!

Kim Klinkovsky.My Kraft Kloset said...

Wow! So inspiring!!! I love the poinsettia's and all the woodland influences. So wonderful!

Sandi said...

I just love Lin's snowman tag....bright, festive colors and I love that funky font for the sentiment.

Handmade by Hanneke said...

This is so much fun! I love to see all the different styles and colors of tags. There a too many that I adore to be able to choose just one. Thanks for organizing this and the inspiration it brings!

Jean said...

Such beautiful tags and inspiration! Loving the snowflakes!

pamboe said...

Jo's red and kraft card is so awesome. I especially like the sugared jingle bells.

StarSpry said...

These are all so pretty! I love the scene Lin and Mindy created. :)

Nelya said...

These are so cute, it’s IMPOSSIBLE to choose a favorite!!

Sundaystamper said...

Thanks for the inspiration. I never made tags like this before and all my tags will be extra special because of this challenge!

Fikreta said...

These are gorgeous!
my favorite is Mindy Baxter!

Marybeth said...

Adorable tags! Love them all! I am inspired by Kims darling Santa tag

Judie said...

The tag by Ankita is amazing!

Susan Renshaw said...

I am new to 25 Tags of Christmas - but already I have found so much inspiration! Loved your video and I am going to have a go at that technique! Enjoyed watching Shari's video too!

Kim Salito said...

Wow! So much inspiration and such beautiful tags. I look forward to this event every year.

donna mikasa said...

I'm so looking forward to playing along and seeing all the tagalicious inspiration! LOVE your purple tags--the non traditional colors are gorgeous!

mandalj said...

So many lovely tags! I really love the colours you've used for your two, Tracey.

Beverly Perdue said...

Oh my goodness! So many lovely tags. I make all of my Christmas tags and I love the 25 days of Christmas tags for inspiration.

Julie Steed said...

Holy moly, these tags are all so different and all wonderful. Great inspiration!

Lisa said...

Tons of inspiration!! Tracey, your tag inspired me for the one I'm linking up today! So beautiful and a wonderful video! Thank you for hosting this awesome event each year!

maria f. said...

Really like two-layer tags so I think I'm gonna go with Ankita's die cut vellum over PP beauty.

Ek Gorman said...

So many great tags. Hard to pick just one to be inspired by.

BrendaB said...

All these tags are amazing!

Kathy Johnson said...

This is my first year to participate in the hop and am really looking forward to it. Tags are definitely something I need to make.

Macimbalo said...

Wow, that's a lot of tags, love all the santa's, poinsettias, wreaths and adorable critters!!!

Annette Reed said...

These all look fantastic! I'm loving Shari's tag. I'm always inspired by anything using Tim's products.