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12 Tags of Christmas 2020 – Day 5 with Jessica Frost-Ballas

Welcome to Day 5 of 12 Tags of Christmas 2020!

Today Jessica Frost-Ballas is sharing a sparkly, wintery-white tag inspired by one of her favorite Christmas carols – White Christmas!

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I have always loved the song “White Christmas” and the line about “where the treetops glisten” was my inspiration for today’s tag!

I started by die-cutting the largest tag from the Tag Trio die set with vellum and die-cut it again with the Twirling Flurries die. The die cuts and embosses little stitched designs and holes that really give it the impression of a blustery winter night! Next I tore white cardstock and die-cut it with the tag die to create a textured snowy ground for my scene and adhered it to the bottom of the tag.

Home and Hearth is one of the very first sets I ever purchased at Ellen Hutson YEARS ago and it is still one of my favorite whimsical holiday sets. I die-cut the houses, trees, and stars from white cardstock and then adhered them to my tag. I stamped a sentiment from MFT Stamps’ Bitty Holiday Wishes with delicata silvery shimmer ink and set it with my heat gun.

Then it was time to make my treetops glisten!! I added a little nuvo crystal glaze to the trees and then sprinkled them with distress mica flakes and Lawn Fawn prisma glitter. The mica flakes are gorgeous and almost opalescent when they catch the light and the glitter adds a ton of sparkle to the trees! I also like that the flakes are kinda chunky which adds a lot of dimension to the trees! I added a thin silver ribbon to finish my tag and now it’s ready for a white Christmas!

Thanks so much for stopping by today and I hope my tag inspired you! I can’t wait to see your tags! Until next time, have a fantastic holiday season and happy crafting!


Jessica isn’t the only one inspired by White Christmas! Check out what these designers have created …

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  • Reply Ritu Kedia December 6, 2020 at 9:07 pm

    OMG so elegant and beautiful!

  • Reply Vikki H December 6, 2020 at 9:49 pm

    what a beautiful combination of textures on this tag! Love it

  • Reply Yvonne W December 7, 2020 at 7:56 am

    OOO, I love the textures! Beautiful!

  • Reply Sharon Gullikson December 7, 2020 at 8:03 am

    These are so beautiful. I like how muted they are.

  • Reply tina z December 7, 2020 at 10:31 am

    wow, so beautiful!

  • Reply Julie S December 7, 2020 at 1:12 pm


  • Reply Daria Z. December 7, 2020 at 3:27 pm

    So pretty tags, Jessica!!

  • Reply runpaperscissors December 7, 2020 at 10:09 pm

    These tags are truly lovely! So elegant!

  • Reply Maxine Mann December 8, 2020 at 6:08 am

    I’ve put that background piercing plate on my wish list. Love the tag.

  • Reply Kelly G December 8, 2020 at 2:56 pm

    Love the twirling flurries die on vellum! So atmospheric 🙂

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  • Reply Brenda Jennings December 9, 2020 at 7:56 am

    This is gorgeous, and my favorite Christmas song…might have to play along with this one! TFS!

  • Reply Lagene December 10, 2020 at 7:15 am

    Great White Christmas tag, love the stitched flurries in the background!

  • Reply Sandi Pressley December 10, 2020 at 11:21 pm

    Wow….what a lovely tag!!

  • Reply denisegutshall December 12, 2020 at 4:49 am

    Lovely card with one of my favorite stamp sets! Thanks for bringing my attention to the background die— That is now on my must have list!

  • Reply Kim December 12, 2020 at 11:46 am

    Ooooh…I love the gray and white! Great little tags.

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  • Reply Chark December 13, 2020 at 7:52 am

    Seriously thought the photo was black and white—classy tag!

  • Reply jen shears December 13, 2020 at 1:45 pm

    this is so lovely! Love those glistening tree tops!

  • Reply labellaflora December 13, 2020 at 5:53 pm

    Sweet tag and the story that inspired it.

  • Reply karenladd December 13, 2020 at 10:09 pm

    I always love a pretty and peaceful winter scene for Christmas cards and tags, and was inspired to make my own version as well.

  • Reply Wendy Picciano December 15, 2020 at 4:27 am

    🤩 LOVE this tag and am going to purchase the supplies. Also, I’d like to know about the ‘blue glue bottle holder’ that you used in your video. I have so much trouble with my glue drying in the tip and this looks perfect!! Please tell me what it’s called/where I can purchase!
    Blessings, Wendy Picciano

  • Reply Cristina December 15, 2020 at 6:23 am

    So elegant! I love the sparkle on the trees!

  • Reply Lauryne Cunningham December 15, 2020 at 11:01 am

    I absolutely love your tag! The silver and white and all the sparkle are beautiful!

  • Reply dorothyayotte December 15, 2020 at 5:35 pm

    I really like the interesting elements in the tag making it so dimensional.

  • Reply A Severns December 16, 2020 at 4:32 am

    Simple, peaceful snow scene with just the right amount of added interest in the background embossing and sparkles. Comes together perfectly. Thank you

  • Reply Sam M. December 16, 2020 at 6:25 pm

    Such a modern and elegant tag, really love the simplicity!

  • Reply Sue D December 16, 2020 at 7:44 pm

    Simply beautiful–I like the sparkle.

  • Reply Bri Kay December 21, 2020 at 7:45 pm

    Love it

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