Thursday, December 10, 2015

Oh Christmas Tree... 12 Tags 2015

Well how did we already get here for the final 12 Tags of 2015.  For me personally, this final "tag" marks 24 tags consecutively I have completed.  That's right... I have not missed a tag in 2 years.  WOOHOO!  I love technique crafting so it's easy for me to play every month.

Even when I change it up...

Yep, you may have noticed mine is not a tag.  I picked up the Evergreen die a couple months ago just so I could do this technique.  Make it 3D.  I was planning on adding it to a tag...but then there was this ornate frame sitting there and... well ... here we go!

I followed most of the fun techniques with a few minor changes.


I cut 4 evergreen trees on watercolor paper, scored, folded and attached them to each other.  


A tattered pinecone coated in Emerald Creek Craft custom soft fallen snow embossing powder and a couple metal pine cones tucked in the corner.


My Candy Apple Red isn't here yet.  But, lucky me Candy Red Embossing Powder is a perfect fit with a slight pretty shimmer.


I used the letterpress blocks to spell out "Joyeux". Too bad I ran out of "o" and "e" otherwise I would have added Noel too..  I believe we need a Letterpress Vowel set Mr. Holtz.


The tree is inked with lucky clover, twisted citron and evergreen bough each tree distressed on both sides.


The mini bow distressed and inked along with the inked slate mirrored star.


For the Burlap piece I inked with fired brick using the Festive Stencil.


I wanted to add a group of holiday greens.  My punches are still en route so I ended up going a different way.  I can't wait for my punches to get here.


I cut and rolled some tiny tattered florals in green and red.  Also a sprig of Fall Foliage is tucked in there.


Some well placed jingles and another tattered pinecone all coated with more soft fallen snow embossing powder 


The corner needed some hardware so I attached a Victorian Snowflake Charm.


Around the tree there are these adorable mini Christmas lights.  They are a dollar store necklace.







You can see ALL my 12 Tags of 2015 HERE.


Don't forget to join me on December 13th for the 12 Days of Christmas...12 days of Festive Inspiration.

Festive Challenges

Inspiration Journal- Tis' the Season
Frilly and Funkie- Tis' the Season
A Vintage Journey- Vintage Christmas
 Anything But Cute- You've Got Happy Mail 
(I send my Mom all my Christmas "Tim Tags" for her Tree)

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17 comments:

  1. I love what you did with the die, and all of the glorious festive touches! Your snowy pinecones are the best!

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  2. Love everything about this!! the pinecones turned out so amazing! Always love seeing what you create!

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  3. total awesomeness Nicole!!!!!! Thanks for sharing it with us at Inspiration Journal. =) =)

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  4. Not only is this very clever, it is also very beautiful Nicole - love how your creative mind works! xx

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  5. Love what you did with the 3D tree here - fabulous!

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  6. Well, if this doesn't just take the mind blowing award for the year! Nicole, girl, you are one creative artist! I am staring at this incredible 3D Christmas delight, and I want it so bad for my home!!!! I am squealing at every delightful photo, and my comment would take days to write if I commented on each charming detail. But I have to say, that soft fallen snow embossing powder makes every pinecone and flower so frosty! and your string of lights...a necklace! Genius! Can we see it lit up???? Pretty please?

    Thank you for sharing this amazing creation with us in our You've Got Happy Mail challenge at Anything But Cute. Now let's get that in the mail to Wilmington, NC right away!!! Ha! Ha! Hugs! Sara Emily DT

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  7. Absolutely gorgeous Nicole, love your dimensional tree and the mini lights were a wonderful find! Great texture with the burlap, embossing powder and ornate frame, just a lovely Christmas decor piece. Thanks so much for joining in the Vintage Christmas challenge at A Vintage Journey! Deb xo

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  8. Just came back to say thank you so much for joining in our 'Vintage Christmas' challenge at A Vintage Journey! Hugs, Anne xx

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  9. Holy Wowzers Nicole!! You fail to impress me with your creativity and your sense of style and balance with colours and elements! I could stare at this for hours and never get enough!! LOVE the 3D tree and those itty bitty lights! Sorry Tim, but we have a winner!! I'm really touched that you send your Mom all your Tim tags for the year, she must just treasure every single one!!

    Thank you so much for joining us at Anything But Cute for our 'You've Got Happy Mail' challenge, you have totally captivated me with this one! Hugs, Pamellia DT :)

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  10. Completely fabulous Nicole!!! LOVE that tree...so awesome! Great design too!

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  11. Wow!!! this is so beautiful Nicole...filled with stunning details.

    Love the snow falling as I am perusing your blog....very cool !!

    Great to have you join in with our Vintage Christmas challenge here at AVJ

    Best wishes
    Annie x

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  12. This is a gorgeous and creative take on the December tag. So full of fun, festive ideas! Wonderful line comes and that EC snow embossing powder is gorgeous, as are the itty bitty pine cones. So many textures and layers to this design. Your tree is 3Dterrifical! Awesome sauce little lights and use of the DI. Wowzers! I bet your Mother treasures all of your completed tags, such a sweet sentiment to send!

    Thanks for joining in our "You've Got Happy Mail" challenge at Anything But Cute! Hugz. ~Niki DT

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  13. Terrific Christmas decor item masquerading as Tim's tag and I love this take better than his - just saying:) I love the 3D tree and all the traditional colours and elements you have used to create this beauty. Thanks for joining us at Anything But Cute.
    Hugs!
    Cec

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  14. LOVE this clever interpretation of Tim's tag Nicole. Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Jenny x

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  15. Simply stunning!!!
    Thank you so very kindly for joining our challenge at Anything But Cute!
    Hugs

    Samra DT
    Paper Talk with Samra

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