Santa Tag- Rosette made with crimper

I took colour inspiration for this tag from Linda, The Funkie Junkie and her twelve days of christmas tags "funkie junkie" style. I see that these colours are also the challenge over at Gingersnap Creations
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close-up of  Perfect Pearls glimmer

The background is done by patting on a silicone mat TH "Scattered Straw" and "Brushed Corduroy" distressed inks. I also spritzed Perfect Pearls "Biscotti" into the mix of inks, then smooched the tag around in the mixture, and dried with a heat gun. Then I sponged "Fired Brick" all around the edge.

I have been seeing all sorts of rosettes on blogs, and of course, Tim Holtz's rosette die comes to mind, and the Cricut cartridge "Rosettes and Ribbons". Well, I was playing with my crimper last week and thought that this would be ideal for making rosettes! It worked! Just make sure to keep the strip very straight when rolling through the crimper. I almost gave away my crimper some time ago. Just goes to show you never know when something stored in your  craft cupboard that hasn't seen the light of day for quite a few years might come in handy! LOL

I cut a 1-1/2" wide piece of 12" long paper, and used my Martha Stewart small scallop punch along the edge. After punching, this makes the strip approximately 1-1/4" wide. I made valley folds sort of every other crimp - that's just approximate. Then I followed Tim Holtz' tutorial on making rosettes.
The rosette is sponged on the edges and spritzed with the Perfect Pearls Biscotti. For the centre, I cut a 1" circle from brown printed Santa paper (Kaisercraft "Tis the Season") and covered it with Crystal Glaze.

I cut the Santa letters on my Cricut from brushed gold paper using the Storeybook cartridge,  capital font at 1". They sort of look like Tim's vintage letter die strip.

The glitter at the bottom is a new purchase and I love this stuff! It's made by Stampendous, Fran-tage line of products -"Champagne Crushed Glass" chunky glitter. I adhered it with Sookwang 1/4" wide tape.

Background music stamp and ticket stamps are from Tim Holtz.

I like how this tag turned out! 



The Funkie Junkie Tag #12

Gingersnap Creations #128 colour  - Yellow, red, brown

Stampacular Sunday  - Anything Goes

Drunken Stampers - Monochromatic

Simon Says- Anything Goes


  1. Oh my goodness, Sharon, this is absolutely WONDERFUL. I love what you have done here. The color palette is a delight to my eyes and that rosette with the Santa "button" is fabulous! What a super job you have done on Challenge #12. Hope you will find some time to play alog with the others - you have until 12/15 to complete them all.

    Thanks so much for being a reader of my blog and for joining in with this week's challenge.


  2. Gorgeous tag! Love your rosette.

  3. Gorgeous tag! Love your rosette.

  4. really gorgeous love the distress look
    thanks for playing with us at stamptacular sunday this week
    céline dt member

  5. Beautifully done! All of the details are wonderful. So glad you joined us at FYI!

  6. Hello Kate
    I am thrilled you have joined in with the Tag Challenge and this is a beauty, Well done on making your own Rosette too, I am hoping to post mine up very soon it has been fun doing them each week.

  7. Great Santa tag! Thanks for joining us at stamptacular sunday and I wish you luck on the challenge. Hope we see you soon again at stamptacular.


  8. Such a wonderful tag, love the paper rosette.

  9. WOW! fabulous tag, loving it so... thanks for joining us at Simon Says Challenge blog

  10. Clever you with the rosette. Love the tag.Thanks for joining us at Gingers.

  11. Hey, I like how this tag turned out, too! Thank you for joining in the color challenge at Gingersnap Creations!


  12. What a gorgeous tag - thanks for playing the Gingersnap Creations challenge :)

  13. This is so wonderful!