12 Tags of Christmas

12 Tags Of Christmas 2019 – Day 3 with Kelly Griglione

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!

Make sure to leave a little comment love for Kelly here for a chance to win a $25 gift code and head here to enter the 12 Tags Challenge!

12 Tags Of Christmas 2019 - Day 3 with Kelly Griglione

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.

12 Tags Of Christmas 2019 - Day 3 with Kelly Griglione

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.

12 Tags Of Christmas 2019 - Day 3 with Kelly Griglione

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.

12 Tags Of Christmas 2019 - Day 3 with Kelly Griglione

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!

12 Tags Of Christmas 2019 - Day 3 with Kelly Griglione

Kelly isn’t the only tag maker who is feeling inspired today! Check out what these designers have created…

And don’t forget we want to see your I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus tags too! Head here to learn more about entering the 12 Tags Challenge!


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  • Reply Sue W. December 3, 2019 at 6:40 am

    Super cute tags! I’m a softie for critters stamps and really like your bear couple!

  • Reply Meghan Kennihan December 3, 2019 at 7:08 am

    These are darling! I LOVE the mom and Santa with that sentiment!!!

  • Reply cmayne December 3, 2019 at 7:25 am

    Such fun tags! Thank you for the tip on how to create a Mr. & Mrs! Looking forward to stretching my stamps and playing along!

  • Reply Lagene December 3, 2019 at 7:34 am

    Such CUTE tags! Love the little Santa stash & beard!

  • Reply Beverly G. December 3, 2019 at 7:52 am

    How clever! In a word, adorable! Thanks for sharing you talent.

  • Reply Maureen Reiss December 3, 2019 at 7:52 am

    These are Super Cute tags!!!

  • Reply renee milner December 3, 2019 at 8:16 am

    Such fun tags–I always like when you can use stamps in many different ways like you’ve done!

  • Reply Denise Bryant December 3, 2019 at 8:28 am

    These tags are really fun! Love the images!

  • Reply Emma Sleppy December 3, 2019 at 8:56 am

    So clever and cute! Great idea with the bears!!

  • Reply Christi Boyd December 3, 2019 at 9:26 am

    I just love using the bears in disguise. They are almost some of my favorite stamps.

    • Reply Andrea H December 4, 2019 at 6:37 am

      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

  • Reply Jeanne Beam December 3, 2019 at 9:36 am

    Such adorable tags!
    Thanks for sharing…

  • Reply Cindy December 3, 2019 at 11:15 am

    I was wondering how this carol would be represented and I just love your take on it!

  • Reply Katherine Oler December 3, 2019 at 11:50 am

    These make me laugh, and who doesn’t need a laugh?!!

  • Reply Tami B December 3, 2019 at 11:57 am

    This was a fun song to choose. Cute tag.

  • Reply Mary-Anne V December 3, 2019 at 1:56 pm

    Such fun tags and the images go perfectly with the song.

  • Reply mypaperepiphany December 3, 2019 at 2:50 pm

    Yes these tags are really fun! Love the moustache and antlers on the bears:)

  • Reply Titus Debbie December 3, 2019 at 4:08 pm


  • Reply Cheryl B. December 3, 2019 at 5:51 pm

    So there’s something about the magic of Christmas that I don’t know about? Cute tags!

  • Reply Beth December 3, 2019 at 7:24 pm

    Cute ideas for using everyday stamps as Christmas stamps! I really must get the shipping tag die!

  • Reply Wendi J December 3, 2019 at 7:29 pm

    How cute. Will have to look thru my stash to find what I can come up with.

  • Reply Carla Hundley December 3, 2019 at 10:58 pm

    How fun for Santa
    on your tag! Great
    Carla from Utah

  • Reply mypapercraftworld December 4, 2019 at 1:48 am

    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 🙂

  • Reply Beverly Sizemore December 4, 2019 at 2:15 am

    How creative both tags are in stretching your stamp sets! I love those sentiment stamps too!

  • Reply Susan VanDeVusse December 4, 2019 at 2:19 am

    These are so adorable! Thanks for the inspiration.

  • Reply pam December 4, 2019 at 8:02 am

    love the leading lady and gentlemen tag! the Santa looks awesome

  • Reply Greta H December 4, 2019 at 8:11 am

    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!

  • Reply Janet Durbin December 4, 2019 at 8:18 am

    These are so cute and clever!

  • Reply Margaret T. December 4, 2019 at 8:18 am

    That moveable mustache is a hoot. Maybe you could make one after Mommy Kissed Santa with Mommy wearing the moustache.

  • Reply Mary Holshouser December 4, 2019 at 8:20 am

    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

  • Reply heartofcraftblog December 4, 2019 at 8:23 am

    I love the polar bear especially, made me smile with his antlers

  • Reply Jacki Bates December 4, 2019 at 8:39 am

    Love the sentiments on these tags!!

  • Reply Elaine Wilson December 4, 2019 at 8:53 am


  • Reply Larissa December 4, 2019 at 9:19 am

    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! 🙂

  • Reply Charlene M Dann December 4, 2019 at 9:29 am

    Very cute! And now I have that song in my head!

  • Reply Maria Nadeau December 4, 2019 at 9:33 am

    These just make me smile!

  • Reply Lisa Elton December 4, 2019 at 10:16 am

    How cute are these Kelly! The bears are too much fun!

  • Reply Jeannie December 4, 2019 at 11:54 am

    So cute! I love how you used the bear. Hmm……think I need to go make some tags!

  • Reply MELISSA FRIEDRICH December 4, 2019 at 12:39 pm

    Super cute tags, love these retro sentiments with the characters. So clever to use the critters with the different Santa accessories!

  • Reply Marisela Delgado December 4, 2019 at 1:18 pm

    I love retro designs. Super cute tags.

  • Reply ElizStewart December 4, 2019 at 1:25 pm

    Kelly… so cute and inspiring!

  • Reply Anne Sturgeon December 4, 2019 at 3:07 pm

    Very festive. Good looking gentlemen. I do love the bear tag, too cute. Merry Christmas!

  • Reply Amy D. Kolling December 4, 2019 at 3:29 pm

    Adorable tags Kelly! Love the little bear!!!

  • Reply Talitha Wright December 4, 2019 at 3:47 pm

    Love the animals! The mustache is great.

  • Reply Sharon Gullikson December 4, 2019 at 4:36 pm

    I like how Santa is Dad, and his mustache is attached 🙂

  • Reply Jaycee C. December 4, 2019 at 4:53 pm

    Clever idea to use the man with the mustache and beard for Santa.

  • Reply Jo-Anne Tedford December 4, 2019 at 5:17 pm

    Cute tags 💕

  • Reply thediygypsy December 4, 2019 at 6:10 pm

    These are just the cutest! Love the beards!

  • Reply Susanbcards December 4, 2019 at 6:23 pm

    Cute! Love the naughty or nice!

  • Reply Angela December 4, 2019 at 6:55 pm

    I love that retro greetings font! Beautiful job on these tags – super festive!

  • Reply Tonia Sims December 4, 2019 at 7:23 pm

    Adorable tags and too, too cute with the accompanying sentiment tags. Love them.

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