Welcome to day 3 of the 12 Tags of Christmas 2019!
Kelly has created a some super cute tags inspired by her favorite Christmas Carol, I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus!
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Hi Folks! Kelly here with a set of tags inspired by the “I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus” Christmas carol. Last year we finally answered our youngest son’s questions about the magic of Christmas. He seemed to take it well, and at the end of our conversation I asked if he now understood what this song means. The different looks on his face as he was processing everything were precious, and I tried not to be too sad about our kids passing yet another childhood milestone.
These tags (made with the Shipping Tags by Julie Ebersole) are meant for the guy who stands in for Santa when he doesn’t have the energy to pick out presents at 2:00 in the morning on Black Friday, when he’s too busy to track down the elusive Star Wars Lego set, or when he’s too busy to wrap all the presents the night before Christmas.
The Leading Ladies – Leading Gentleman by Brandi Kincaid set has the perfect guy who can even dress up as Santa … who knew?! The set actually comes with an add-on mustache and beard for the gentleman. If you use the die cut versions of these they look like part of Santa’s costume. His shirt can be made into a Santa-like suit just by coloring it red, and leaving the collar and button section white. The Santa hat is actually from Bear Ware 2 by Julie Ebersole but it fits our gentleman just fine.
Santa’s very unofficial helper is from Leading Ladies – Dog Lady by Brandi Kincaid. The only modification I made to her was to give her a Christmas shirt under her sweater, with the help of the Christmas tree stamp in Bear Ware 2. Santa’s biggest question is stamped on the second tag from Retro Holiday Greetings. On a present I’ll stack these tags in an offset manner so you can see the tag underneath. I’m considering keeping this tag for my December Daily album, and if so I’ll put these tags back-to-back in a clear sleeve so you can see both sides.
I realize not everyone owns the Leading Gentleman stamp set (what, why not?!) so I wanted to make sure there was a way you could still create a tag inspired by this song.
All you need to create a set of tags with the same theme (a Mr. and Mrs. at Christmas time) is to stamp the same critter/creature/animal/character twice and give them different accessories. For example, this tag has the bear from All Inside by Julie Ebersole stamped twice, at different heights. The gray bear is dressed like the leading gentleman, and the white bear has the cute antlers from Bear Ware 4 by Julie Ebersole.
The sentiment, again, is from Retro Holiday Greetings, and can be as sweet and innocent as you want to make it ; )
I love how all eight of the sentiments in Retro Holiday are the perfect size to fit on a Shipping Tag … this would be a great opportunity to make a whole set of the tags!
Sure hope you’ve been getting a steady dose of inspiration. As this is only the third day of tags, be sure to check back daily for even more inspiration from the rest of the Ellen Hutson team and special guests. I promise you’ll be inspired!
Kelly isn’t the only tag maker who is feeling inspired today! Check out what these designers have created…
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Super cute tags! I’m a softie for critters stamps and really like your bear couple!
These are darling! I LOVE the mom and Santa with that sentiment!!!
Such fun tags! Thank you for the tip on how to create a Mr. & Mrs! Looking forward to stretching my stamps and playing along!
Such CUTE tags! Love the little Santa stash & beard!
How clever! In a word, adorable! Thanks for sharing you talent.
These are Super Cute tags!!!
Such fun tags–I always like when you can use stamps in many different ways like you’ve done!
These tags are really fun! Love the images!
So clever and cute! Great idea with the bears!!
I just love using the bears in disguise. They are almost some of my favorite stamps.
I’ve not heard that song since I was a little girl. Thank you for the memories!
Super cute tags. Very funny the naughty or nice stamp to go with the song. Great fun. Xx
Such adorable tags!
Thanks for sharing…
I was wondering how this carol would be represented and I just love your take on it!
These make me laugh, and who doesn’t need a laugh?!!
This was a fun song to choose. Cute tag.
Such fun tags and the images go perfectly with the song.
Yes these tags are really fun! Love the moustache and antlers on the bears:)
So there’s something about the magic of Christmas that I don’t know about? Cute tags!
Cute ideas for using everyday stamps as Christmas stamps! I really must get the shipping tag die!
How cute. Will have to look thru my stash to find what I can come up with.
How fun for Santa
on your tag! Great
Carla from Utah
These are just so cute, Kelly … such fun sentiments with both versions of Santa! I do love those bears … who can help but smile seeing these sweeties! Hugs, Anita 🙂
How creative both tags are in stretching your stamp sets! I love those sentiment stamps too!
These are so adorable! Thanks for the inspiration.
love the leading lady and gentlemen tag! the Santa looks awesome
I knew you’d come up with something fun & clever, Kelly–love these tags! Sweet story about your kiddo–glad you shared it. Happy Holidays!
These are so cute and clever!
That moveable mustache is a hoot. Maybe you could make one after Mommy Kissed Santa with Mommy wearing the moustache.
Love your couples tags. Even the bears
get into the act. It’s a shame that kids
have to grow up – but I guess we need
somebody to eventually replace us.
So fun when they are little. thanks
for sharing txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com
I love the polar bear especially, made me smile with his antlers
Love the sentiments on these tags!!
Lol! I love what you did with the bears! Such a fun tag! Thank you so much for sharing, Kelly! Your tag made me smile! 🙂
Very cute! And now I have that song in my head!
These just make me smile!
How cute are these Kelly! The bears are too much fun!
So cute! I love how you used the bear. Hmm……think I need to go make some tags!
Super cute tags, love these retro sentiments with the characters. So clever to use the critters with the different Santa accessories!
I love retro designs. Super cute tags.
Kelly… so cute and inspiring!
Very festive. Good looking gentlemen. I do love the bear tag, too cute. Merry Christmas!
Adorable tags Kelly! Love the little bear!!!
Love the animals! The mustache is great.
I like how Santa is Dad, and his mustache is attached 🙂
Clever idea to use the man with the mustache and beard for Santa.
Cute tags 💕
These are just the cutest! Love the beards!
Cute! Love the naughty or nice!
I love that retro greetings font! Beautiful job on these tags – super festive!
Adorable tags and too, too cute with the accompanying sentiment tags. Love them.