12 Tags of Christmas

12 Tags of Christmas 2019 – Day 4 With Sandy Allnock

Welcome to day 4 of the 12 Tags of Christmas 2019!

Sandy has created a decked out holiday tag based on one of her favorite Christmas Carols, Deck The Halls!

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12 Tags of Christmas 2019 - Day 4 With Sandy Allnock

Merry Christmas, everyone! It’s Sandy Allnock with day four of the 12 Tags of Christmas series – and the song for today is “Deck the Halls!” I’m a super big fan of a tag series based on carols – my family collection of Bing Crosby records trained me well, and I know them all by heart!

I also love the series because I’ve had them playing at my house for months now! Yep. I’m one of those people. Partly because I need to get inspiration out for YOU in time to make things for Christmas. So at this point I’m about at the end of my holiday prep – and it’s time to chill out and enjoy the season! (Side benefit of getting it all done early!)

12 Tags of Christmas 2019 - Day 4 With Sandy Allnock

My tag is made with a non-Christmas set – it’s Conductor of Light, made into Christmas lights! You could easily adapt this with your mad skills in any medium – do the same as my airbrushing but in distress inking, colored pencils, or watercolors. You can even make the colors match the wrapping paper you choose this year!

I’ve always loved Deck the Halls, most especially after the movie The Christmas Story – one of the very best scenes is in the Chinese restaurant with the waiters singing “Farararara!” (Watch it HERE and have a good laugh!) I might have to make a tag with a jar in it – for the “Jarry” part! Maybe a bear for “Jingle bear” too! 🙂

12 Tags of Christmas 2019 - Day 4 With Sandy Allnock

I hope you find some time to relax, sing along with some carols, and spend FUN time (not panic time!) in your crafty space. Clear the decks and give yourself the gift of half an hour away from the hubbub and color something! Merry Christmas!

And a few more makers are decking the halls! Click the links below to see what they have created…

Don’t forget we want to see your Deck The Halls tags too! Head here to learn more about entering the 12 Tags Challenge!


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  • Reply Judy Watt December 5, 2019 at 1:28 am

    Love this! Very festive! You make it look so easy! Thank you! Merry Christmas!

    • Reply Laura S December 9, 2019 at 7:17 pm

      Great use of a non-Christmas stamp and getting the bulbs to glow!

  • Reply Beth December 5, 2019 at 2:49 am

    Love the glowing Christmas Lights!

    • Reply Beverly Sizemore December 5, 2019 at 5:24 am

      I love how Sandy thinks outside the box using images for her Christmas tags. Great job on this one. As for time in my crafty space this time of year, I’m learning to go FIRST thing when I get up for a little while. If I don’t, I never make it in there with all the extra holiday “chores” (decorating, shopping, wrapping, baking and the list goes on). 😉 It’s all about priorities….Wink! 🙂

  • Reply FeM December 5, 2019 at 7:03 am

    Wow awesome tag. Sandy is an inspiration.

    • Reply Linda BL December 6, 2019 at 7:51 am

      Your tag is so cute! thanks for putting in the part of the movie. Watched the clip– one of my favorite movies. Love Ralphie and family.

  • Reply Darlene Renshaw December 5, 2019 at 8:54 am

    I love the look of the bulbs in the tree. So cool.

  • Reply Julia Aston December 5, 2019 at 9:18 am

    Great colors and shine on your wonderful giant tree bulbs! a fun tag for the challenge!

  • Reply Lauryne Cunningham December 5, 2019 at 12:04 pm

    Awesome tag! This is a very cool coloring technique- I love the look!

  • Reply mypapercraftworld December 5, 2019 at 1:43 pm

    There’s a lovely dreaminess about this garland of Christmas lights, Sandy … the glow from the airbrushing is magical! Anita 🙂

  • Reply Diane December 5, 2019 at 1:52 pm

    I love the coloring outside of the lines, it’s like thinking outside the box. Great job!

  • Reply Carla G Hundley December 5, 2019 at 4:47 pm

    What an idea tag with
    the lovely and shinny
    Carla from Utah

  • Reply SmilynStef December 5, 2019 at 6:44 pm

    what a fun tag

  • Reply karenajo December 5, 2019 at 7:31 pm

    The lights do look like they are really glowing! Great tag!

  • Reply renee milner December 6, 2019 at 9:20 am

    This is lovely! I like the soft, diffused look you got with the airbrushing. And that is a fun use of the sentiment 🙂

  • Reply Karthikha Uday December 6, 2019 at 11:52 am

    That’s an awesome spray background!! Love the colors! 🙂

  • Reply Melanie Arrowood December 6, 2019 at 12:42 pm

    Love this. It actually made me laugh out loud thinking of A Christmas Story.

  • Reply Nonnie C December 6, 2019 at 7:12 pm

    Very clever. As soon as it popped onto my screen I thought of the scene in Christmas Story…just like you intended. Made me laugh!

  • Reply lee December 7, 2019 at 1:53 am

    Love your tag! Those holiday lights really glow!

  • Reply Marianne December 7, 2019 at 8:59 am

    Such a fun tag! Love the effect of the airbrushing!

  • Reply Ruth Gauss December 7, 2019 at 10:04 am

    So much fun! The glow is perfectly wonderful and the reference to The Christmas Story makes me smile! Thanks so much for sharing, Sandy!

  • Reply lindaLinda December 7, 2019 at 11:24 am

    A fun and festive tag!

  • Reply Karen B Walker December 7, 2019 at 5:23 pm

    Love your coloring! It’s such a fun tag!

  • Reply Amy Cooley December 7, 2019 at 7:56 pm

    Beautiful! I love the glow from the lights.

  • Reply Susan T December 8, 2019 at 4:56 pm

    Farararara. Love this. So playful. Great use of the conductor of light stamp

  • Reply Marilyn in E~Town December 8, 2019 at 5:46 pm

    Absolutely perfect! One of our favorite movies, so you brought good memories! Great job!

  • Reply Julie S December 9, 2019 at 8:54 pm

    Ha ha! Well done. Love the saturation of color on your yummy tag.

  • Reply Stephanie Zilmer December 10, 2019 at 12:35 am

    Cool lights and great coloring 🙂

  • Reply sentsue December 10, 2019 at 6:59 am

    Such a bright festive tag!

  • Reply ionabunny December 10, 2019 at 11:04 am

    Gorgeous colours on your tag The bulbs really glow. HUgz

  • Reply Connie Johnson December 11, 2019 at 8:49 pm

    Hi Sandy 🙂 What a fuuuuun tag!!! No copic airbrush here but where there’s a will……..Thanks for the inspiration 🙂

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  • Reply lizbechtel69 December 13, 2019 at 8:16 am

    Love the colors on your tag and the movie reference. I don’t think I ever picked up on that before when watching it and this year I will notice it for sure!

  • Reply Gina Love December 13, 2019 at 9:18 am

    Fun color combo and super cute stamped images and sentiment. Love it!

  • Reply Robyn Ikemoto December 13, 2019 at 10:45 am

    Way to go on using a non-holiday set to make a holiday tag! Love stretching the supplies!

  • Reply Sue D December 15, 2019 at 7:17 pm

    Love the colors and the light bulbs.

  • Reply maryrose kulczak December 16, 2019 at 5:46 am

    Ooh! Those glossy light bulbs are perfect!

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