12 Tags of Christmas

12 Tags Of Christmas 2019 – Day 6 With Emily Midgett

Can you believe it is day 6 of the 12 Tags of Christmas 2019 already?!

Emily is here today with a holiday tag inspired by her favorite Christmas Carol, It Came Upon A Midnight Clear.

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Hi there! Emily Midgett here with you sharing some more inspiration for our 12 Tags of Christmas series here at Ellen Hutson! This year, our projects are themed around our favorite Christmas songs, and one of my all-time favorite Christmas songs is “It Came Upon A Midnight Clear.” The image of peace that this song conjures for me reminds me of my childhood, traipsing from one family holiday gathering to the next in the wintry night air. I’ve created two projects inspired by this song, so let’s get started with the details!

For the first tag, I began by die cutting the Shipping Tags dies from the Essentials By Ellen line. I love that they die cut four at a time, because (if your die cutting machine looks anything like mine) the backs of the die cuts look a bit worse for wear. Becuase the Shipping Tags dies cut four at a time, you can easily adhere two together, back to back, to create a nice smooth surface, front and back! I die cut the Shipping Tags dies from some Nautical cardstock from Hero Arts.

I then cut the Layering Snowflakes dies from Honey Bee Stamps from both sparkling white glitter cardstock as well as plain white cardstock. I adhered them to the dark blue tag, snipping off the die cuts that hung over the edges. I also added some Pearl White jewels from Pretty Pink Posh to add a bit more sparkle.

Finally, I white embossed the “peace” greeting from Mondo Amaryllis onto a strip of some more Nautical cardstock. I adhered it to the tag front using some foam adhesive, allowing the edges to hang over a bit. Finally, I added some crisp, white, silk ribbon to the top for the loop.

For my second tag, I wanted to create a shaker tag. Nothing says “something special inside” better than a sparkling shaker tag! I used the same simple color combination for my shaker tag, combining the dark Nautical cardstock with crisp white cardstock. I began by die cutting the Hero Arts Layering Snow Globe base from some Nautical cardstock, then die cutting the upper portion from another piece of Nautical cardstock, this time adding the circular window die. I added some acetate behind the window to create my shaker, as well.

I then used the interior dies from the Layering Snow Globe die set to die cut the snowy winter scene and deer from some plain white cardstock. I used a blending brush to blend some Sea Salt Reactive Ink at the top of the solid tag base to create a blustery, cloudy effect, then dotted some snowflakes in the background using a white gel pen. I layered the white die cuts over the snowy background, then filled the shaker with some Sparkling Clear sequins from Pretty Pink Posh. I stamped another greeting from Mondo Amaryllis onto a small rectangle of white cardstock using Navy ink, then die cut the detail from some Hero Arts White Woodgrain Cardstock, as well as a long strip of woodgrain cardstock to create a loop to attach the tag to the gift.

Well, that’s all for my projects today! I love all things Christmas, and being inspired by one of my favorite Christmas songs really got my creative wheels turning! I encourage you to use your favorite holiday songs to jumpstart your creativity! Thanks so much for stopping by, and have a marvelous day.


Emily isn’t the only one inspired today! Check out what these designers have created…

And don’t forget we want to see your Midnight Clear tags too! Head here to learn more about entering the 12 Tags Challenge!

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67 Comments

  • Reply Titus Debbie December 6, 2019 at 6:22 am

    The navy and white are so pretty.

  • Reply Beverly G. December 6, 2019 at 6:29 am

    Incredible designs! They really fit your favorite song, thanks for sharing your talent.

  • Reply Lauryne Cunningham December 6, 2019 at 6:36 am

    Your tags are gorgeous! The white images really pop against the navy background- beautiful contrast!

  • Reply Sue W. December 6, 2019 at 6:44 am

    Navy and white such a striking combo! Great tags!

  • Reply Linda BL December 6, 2019 at 7:00 am

    Really love the contrast of the white against the navy background. Makes the white look even more wintry! Very pretty tags!

  • Reply Lagene December 6, 2019 at 7:04 am

    I love this shaker! Love the navy with white combo!

  • Reply Carla Hundley December 6, 2019 at 8:28 am

    Beautiful shaped
    shaker card! Both
    creations are lovely.
    Carla from Utah

  • Reply Emma Sleppy December 6, 2019 at 8:41 am

    Bold and Bright, Navy and White makes the perfect Midnight Sky. Love both tags!

  • Reply Karen B Walker December 6, 2019 at 8:42 am

    I love these tags; the white against the nautical blue is stunning!

  • Reply Mary-Anne V December 6, 2019 at 8:45 am

    Really pretty the navy and white look…cute snowglobe tag and great contrast on the snowflakes.

  • Reply Julia Aston December 6, 2019 at 9:00 am

    So pretty in the navy and white – and shaker cards are always so fun! Great tags for your carole theme!

  • Reply Kathy December 6, 2019 at 9:01 am

    Such beautiful tags! Great idea and look of the woodgrain cardstock for the loop on the shaker tag.

  • Reply Sherry W. December 6, 2019 at 9:01 am

    Navy and white are so elegant. I love your tags.

  • Reply renee milner December 6, 2019 at 9:22 am

    Lovely tags—they’re a great representation of the song you chose! I need to get that die to cut multiple tags.

  • Reply Sharon Gullikson December 6, 2019 at 9:25 am

    The navy is just perfect. I LOVE the deer scene.

  • Reply Denise Bryant December 6, 2019 at 10:01 am

    Beautiful tags! Love the navy & white combo!

  • Reply Karthikha Uday December 6, 2019 at 11:47 am

    Fantastic color combination and I love the shaker tag a lot!! 🙂

  • Reply Janet Durbin December 6, 2019 at 12:13 pm

    Wow the white and navy combo is awesome!

  • Reply Mary Holshouser December 6, 2019 at 12:15 pm

    I love that bold blue.
    The scene in white is gorgeous.
    thanks for sharing
    txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

  • Reply Melanie Arrowood December 6, 2019 at 12:43 pm

    I love this blue and white, just stunning!

  • Reply mypaperepiphany December 6, 2019 at 1:42 pm

    Wow! I adore that colour scheme! So striking and stunning tags!

  • Reply Meghan Kennihan December 6, 2019 at 2:24 pm

    I love the Navy and White color combo! Great snowflake tag!

  • Reply Larissa Heskett December 6, 2019 at 3:14 pm

    SWOON!! I LOVE these!! Not only are Shaker Tags my FAVORITE, but I LOVE the Colors!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!!

  • Reply Andrea D. La Vigne December 6, 2019 at 3:19 pm

    Awesome color combo–very clean & simple, but bold & beautiful. I love all the details you added as well. Tfs! 🙂 ~ Andrea

  • Reply karenajo December 6, 2019 at 3:36 pm

    Love your blue and white tags – they do conjure up a ‘midnight clear’. The shaker tag is so very special !
    Thanks for sharing!

  • Reply cmayne December 6, 2019 at 4:31 pm

    Your choice of Christmas Carol and accompanying tags – which are gorgeous – have transported me to Christmas’ past at my grandparents’ farm in Manitoba. The dark sky, the snowflakes, the stars…I loved gazing into the night from the warmth of the farmhouse. Love your tags that kindled treasured memories!
    ~carol

  • Reply Greta H December 6, 2019 at 4:51 pm

    These are really beautiful! Might have to enter a tag inspired by your work!

  • Reply Wendi j December 6, 2019 at 5:05 pm

    The blue and white are stunning and peaceful.

  • Reply Beverly Sizemore December 6, 2019 at 5:46 pm

    Beautiful color combo! The white on the navy looks so crisp and fresh. I am inspired! 🙂

  • Reply Beverly Sizemore December 6, 2019 at 5:52 pm

    Beautiful navy and white tags. Can’t wait to “escape” to my craft room and create today! 🙂

  • Reply Nonnie C December 6, 2019 at 7:17 pm

    Love the navy and white….so crisp! Usually think of a brighter blue when doing a snowflake theme, but these are stunning!

  • Reply FeM December 6, 2019 at 8:23 pm

    I like the colors you chose for your shaker card.

  • Reply Margaret T. December 6, 2019 at 9:04 pm

    I love the dark blue and white for winter. Very pretty!

  • Reply Angela December 6, 2019 at 9:19 pm

    These are SO gorgeous Emily! I love that glittery snowflake but the shaker card is so fun too!

  • Reply lee December 7, 2019 at 1:50 am

    Beautiful tag!!

  • Reply Pai December 7, 2019 at 4:32 am

    love the striking and simple navy and white!

  • Reply Tami B December 7, 2019 at 4:52 am

    The white & navy combo translates beautifully as a “Midnight Clear.”

  • Reply Lisa Elton December 7, 2019 at 7:47 am

    These are so crisp and pretty! Perfect match to your song!

  • Reply Jeannie December 7, 2019 at 9:02 am

    Beautiful elegant tags.

  • Reply MARY B December 7, 2019 at 9:32 am

    Sigh … So pretty! Thanks for sharing.

  • Reply Ruth A Gauss December 7, 2019 at 10:59 am

    Wonderfully serene designs! I love all the little details you’ve added with texture and sparkle! Thanks so much for sharing and inspiring!

  • Reply linda December 7, 2019 at 11:27 am

    Very striking snowflakes and a serene scene in the snow globe!

  • Reply Marisela Delgado December 7, 2019 at 2:10 pm

    That dark Navy is FABULOUS!

  • Reply SmilynStef December 7, 2019 at 3:34 pm

    the navy is so dramatic … love it

  • Reply Marianne December 8, 2019 at 4:01 am

    So pretty. Love the navy and white together for a bold look!

  • Reply Susan T December 8, 2019 at 4:58 pm

    Loving the navy and the white.

  • Reply Marilyn December 8, 2019 at 5:48 pm

    Beautiful tags, rich colors and perfect style!

  • Reply MELISSA FRIEDRICH December 9, 2019 at 4:07 am

    beautiful and elegant navy and white tags! the snowy scene in the shaker is so fun and the sparkly snowflakes so pretty.

  • Reply Laura S December 9, 2019 at 7:20 pm

    Beautiful tags, love the color combo!

  • Reply Stephanie Zilmer December 10, 2019 at 12:38 am

    Love the snowflake tag 🙂

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