Tim's Twelve Days of ChristmasTags 2011 -Day 1

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I'm so excited that Tim's tags are up and running!! Last year, I didn't have all that much TH product, just a few distress inks. Since the summer I've been buying supplies to get ready for this year's tags. Sadly though, I ordered the pinecone die and it is backordered....SIGH! At least watching Tim's video for the Day 1 tag, now I know how to put the pinecone together once I receive the die.

I followed Tim's instructions for doing the background of the tag on the  Co-ordination cardstock, and really like how this technique turned out. I very tentatively made the slit in my SU "Northern Flurry" embossing folder to insert the tag and it worked perfectly. The sled was created on my Cricut with the "Stretch Your Imagination" cartridge set on real dial size at 3". The winter verse is an older Sizzix Sizzlet cut from silver mirror paper.

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On the bottom edge is Tim's edgeability snowflake die which I cut from SU Glittery paper. A sheet of this stuff is so sparkly, it hurts your eyes to look at it! I love that the glitter is firmly attached and doesn't rub off when cutting or handling. Hope they come out with gold next year.

For the top of the tag, I dyed the ribbon with TH distress ink "Iced Spruce" according to his instructions, added a trinket pin, a round facet and some sprigs from Martha Stewart's pine punch.

I hope this tag evokes the crisp feeling of winter and sledding!



Tim Holtz- Tag Day 1

Joans  Gardens  - Tags

Cards Und More #40- Snowflake

Crazy for Challenges - Snow

CCEE Stampers #1148  - Snowflakes


  1. Your tag is lovely. I also like Tim Holtz. Thanks, for playing along with us in the CCEE stampers challenge.

  2. How fun, intricate, and beautiful! I'm glad you found time to join our CCEE Stampers challenge!

  3. This is gorgeous Sharon. Love the glittery snowflake border and the use of a sleigh is really great improvising.
    Fliss xx

  4. What a sweet tag. Love your sleigh idea!

  5. This is a wonderful take on Tim's Tag #1. Love the sled and the snowflake edge. TFS!
    Cheers, Karen

  6. What a fun tag! The colors are so pretty and the sleigh is a great focal point.

    Thanks so much for joining us at Joan's Gardens for our weekly Card Challenge.


  7. This is wonderful Sharon. I especially like the embossing folder you used and that sled die cut is too cute! Great color palette too!

  8. This is fabulous Sharon, I have never seen as many gorgeous tags as this year!
    Thanks for joining us at Oldie But A Goodie this time and good luck with the challenge
    Hugs Laurie x

  9. Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining Oldie But A Goodie challenge, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  10. wonderful creation, thanks for enjoying us at Cards und More, hugs, Patty