12 Tags of Christmas

12 Tags of Christmas 2019 – Day 8 With Jessica Frost-Ballas

Welcome to exciting day 8 of the 12 Tags of Christmas 2019! We love sharing this tradition with you!

Jessica is joining us today with a sweet shaker tag inspired by one of her favorite Christmas Carols, Let It Snow!

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Hello!  Jessica Frost-Ballas here for Ellen Hutson’s 12 Tags of Christmas!!  I love anything snow related so I was thrilled to get Let it Snow as my theme!  I created a snow-filled shaker tag featuring the cute little polar bear from Arctic Pals!

To start I stamped the snowglobe from Lawn Fawn’s Ready Set Snow and the polar bear from Arctic Pals with versafine and heat-embossed them with clear embossing powder.  I also stamped the iceberg from Arctic Pals onto vellum with versafine and heat-embossed it with clear embossing powder.  I colored the images with copics and then die-cut them with the coordinating dies.

Then I die-cut the solid snowglobe layer from Ready Set Snow and masked off the bottom of the globe.  I blended picked raspberry, spun sugar, and shaded lilac distress oxide ink across the panel to create my sky.  Once it was dry I masked off the top and blended chipped sapphire distress oxide ink to create my icy ground. Then I splattered the panel with copic opaque white to create a snowy scene!  I also added a strip of vellum over the chipped sapphire to create the look of ice.  Then I adhered my iceberg and polar bear to the scene!

Next it was time to start assembling my shaker tag!  I adhered a layer of acetate behind the shaker frame and then lined it with a double layer of foam mounting tape to build up a barrier for my shaker!  I filled the shaker liberally with clear sequins, clear seed beads, and a little glitter!  I made sure it was level so that the contents could move freely and then adhered the blended panel to the foam mounting tape!  Then I die-cut another solid snowglobe layer from hot pink cardstock and stamped ‘to’ and ‘from’ with versafine using Lawn Fawn’s Tiny Tags: Birthday stamp set.  I also die-cut the Lawn Fawn Snow Globe Gift Tag from white cardstock and trimmed off the top.  I adhered the gift tag top to the back of the pink cardstock and then adhered that to the shaker, sandwiching the tag in-between.

Finally I added a little twine and ribbon to finish off my tag!  I love that you’ve created not only a fun, interactive tag for a gift, but also a great keepsake ornament that can be added to a Christmas tree after the gift is opened!!

And that’s it!  I hope you’ll give my snowglobe shaker tag a try and thanks so much for stopping by today!  Have a fantastic day and happy crafting!!

Jessica isn’t the only one enjoying the snow! Check out more snowy tags…

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


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  • Reply Bunny Tuchman December 13, 2019 at 11:48 am

    This would make any bear lover “beary” happy to receive this on their gift this Christmas.
    Love the colors, too!

  • Reply Larissa December 14, 2019 at 10:11 am

    Such a sweet shaker tag! Shaker anything always makes the recipient ooh and aww! They truly are a little magical! Thank you so much for sharing!

  • Reply Vicki Kroll December 15, 2019 at 1:06 pm

    Love your snow globe shaker perfect setting for a cute polar bear.

  • Reply Sue D December 15, 2019 at 7:21 pm

    Love this snow globe scene.

  • Reply maryrose kulczak December 16, 2019 at 5:49 am

    What a fun snow globe!

  • Reply Chandhini December 16, 2019 at 9:15 am

    Snow globe plus shakers is fun.

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