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 Vicki Kroll December 4, 2019 at 8:46 pm

    Clever and oh! so cute.

  • Reply Larissa Heskett December 4, 2019 at 10:36 pm

    Such AWESOME Tag Designs!! i LOVE all the FUN Details!!

  • Reply dorothyayotte December 4, 2019 at 11:33 pm

    Hilarious and so cute!!!! Love the sense of humor in these dress up guy tags! Or anyone tags for that matter!

  • Reply Judy Watt December 5, 2019 at 1:34 am


  • Reply Julia Aston December 5, 2019 at 4:49 am

    What fun images for the challenge!

  • Reply Joyce Casaldi December 5, 2019 at 6:46 am

    Love them! This will be a hard day for me. Will need to put my thinking cap on.

  • Reply FeM December 5, 2019 at 6:49 am

    Such a fun tag.

  • Reply Darlene Renshaw December 5, 2019 at 8:46 am

    Very sweet story. Both tags are cool. I also love the sentiment stamp set. 🙂

  • Reply Sherry W December 5, 2019 at 10:50 am

    I might need that sentiment set…. Cute tags – thanks for sharing!

  • Reply Lauryne Cunningham December 5, 2019 at 11:58 am

    Cute tags! I love the font on the sentiments!

  • Reply Diane December 5, 2019 at 1:49 pm


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  • Reply karenajo December 5, 2019 at 7:29 pm

    So funny and cute – thanks for sharing!

  • Reply Linda BL December 6, 2019 at 7:57 am

    Cute, cute tags.

  • Reply Karthikha Uday December 6, 2019 at 11:51 am

    Aww these are so simple yet super cute!! love them 🙂

  • Reply Joyce December 6, 2019 at 12:37 pm

    So clever!

  • Reply Melanie Arrowood December 6, 2019 at 12:40 pm

    So cute and fun!

  • Reply Andrea D. La Vigne December 6, 2019 at 3:24 pm

    I love how you accessorized your Mr. to look like Santa. So cool! Thanks for sharing tips for using other stamps, too. 🙂 ~ Andrea

  • Reply Nonnie c December 6, 2019 at 7:10 pm

    Love the bear version!

  • Reply lee December 7, 2019 at 1:55 am

    What a fun tag!!

  • Reply linda December 7, 2019 at 11:21 am

    Haha, fun and sweet tags!

  • Reply Amy Cooley December 7, 2019 at 7:33 pm

    The critter with the mustache is so much fun!

  • Reply Dana N December 8, 2019 at 1:07 pm

    so fun and so cute!

  • Reply Susan T December 8, 2019 at 4:55 pm

    This tag really made me smile. I love the beard that was used on santa.

  • Reply Ruth Gauss December 9, 2019 at 5:40 am

    Such a fun take on this challenge and a great way to make a Santa to use with Mommy!!! Thanks so much for sharing and inspiring!

  • Reply Laura S December 9, 2019 at 7:15 pm

    Great tags!

  • Reply Julie S December 9, 2019 at 8:52 pm

    Ohhhh…I love these!

  • Reply Stephanie Zilmer December 10, 2019 at 12:34 am

    Love your mr & mrs claus tag 🙂

  • Reply sentsue December 10, 2019 at 7:00 am

    Such fun. Love the costume idea.

  • Reply ionabunny December 10, 2019 at 9:19 am

    Fun tags. Temporarily stumped as to an interpretation of this song in tag. Will have a look at my supplies. Hugz

  • Reply Connie Johnson December 11, 2019 at 8:35 pm

    Hi Kelly 🙂 These are 100% pure sweetness!!! Thanks for inspiring me 🙂

  • Reply Katie Brooks December 13, 2019 at 7:20 am

    So adorable!!!

  • Reply Lisa Bloker December 13, 2019 at 8:26 am

    Love the font set!

  • Reply lizbechtel69 December 13, 2019 at 8:29 am

    These are fab tags and I really like the beard that you added to the guy in the first one! Hee hee hee! Reminds me of when my husband played Santa one year when he was in command in the San Diego area! He rode in on a tank! Great inspiration!

  • Reply Gina Love December 13, 2019 at 9:16 am

    Omg I am loving all of these! It’s an adorable tag and I love that there are dies to cut the stamped images. I really need all of them!

  • Reply Robyn Ikemoto December 13, 2019 at 2:16 pm

    Very cute tags!

  • Reply Cyndee Daugherty December 15, 2019 at 4:53 am

    there is just something about a mustache ….

  • Reply Sue D December 15, 2019 at 7:14 pm

    These are so fun!

  • Reply maryrose kulczak December 16, 2019 at 5:45 am

    So cute! Love that little tea bag size tag!

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