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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 Patricia H December 5, 2020 at 6:53 am

    I love your tag and those cute little houses. With the blustery wind in the background. Very clever!

  • Reply Meghan Kennihan December 5, 2020 at 6:57 am

    I love the gray and white! Just stunning!

  • Reply Lind December 5, 2020 at 6:59 am

    Your all white tag is so lovely! I have always loved the song White Christmas too! The vellum part of tag is so pretty as are the mica decorated trees.

  • Reply Linda BL December 5, 2020 at 7:01 am

    Love your all white tag! I have always loved the song White Christmas. The vellum part of your tag and the mica flake decorated trees are so pretty!

  • Reply cmayne December 5, 2020 at 7:30 am

    Jessica, what a lovely White Christmas tag you’ve completed, complete with a sweet village, whirly, twirly snow, snow-dusted trees and pretty stars! Love this scene; ready to bundle up and step right into it!

  • Reply Zlatka K December 5, 2020 at 7:50 am

    So beautiful! Love the white and gray!

    • Reply Carlos C. December 6, 2020 at 8:57 pm

      This is a neat tag and really cool what you done on it

  • Reply Denise Bryant December 5, 2020 at 7:57 am

    I love the houses and trees on Jessica’s pretty tags! Beautiful detail with the Twirling Flurries for the background!

    • Reply Carlos C. December 6, 2020 at 9:02 pm

      This is a neat tag and really cool what you done on it

  • Reply maureen k morton December 5, 2020 at 8:06 am

    Jessica, these tags are so stunning and would go with just about everything. The level of detail is terrific, especially with that pierced background. You always amaze……

  • Reply Debbie Anderson December 5, 2020 at 8:06 am

    I love your very simple tag!

  • Reply Vickey Ezell December 5, 2020 at 8:31 am

    Love it!

  • Reply Greta H December 5, 2020 at 8:42 am

    These may be my all-time favorite tags, Jessica! Absolutely love the little scenes–all the elements! Thanks for the wonderful inspiration which I may actually use for a card!

  • Reply Lucy E. December 5, 2020 at 8:56 am

    I have always loved “White Christmas”. It reminds me of when I was young and life was peaceful and easy. Your tag looks so peaceful 😌❄️

  • Reply deedster56Didi Irwin December 5, 2020 at 9:43 am

    I loved your tag Jessica. The vellum gives it an ethereal feel and the fact that you kept it all white makes it so serene. It’s a beautiful effect and goes so perfectly with the theme song. Wonderful! ❤️

  • Reply Megan N December 5, 2020 at 9:43 am

    Chunky glitter is so festive!

  • Reply Ana G December 5, 2020 at 10:00 am

    So serene. It’s a lovely tag and I just love adding sparkle to everything.

  • Reply gioperu December 5, 2020 at 10:13 am

    So pretty!!

  • Reply Judith December 5, 2020 at 11:26 am

    Pretty tag–I love the glistening trees!

  • Reply Judith December 5, 2020 at 11:30 am

    I love the glistening trees on Jessica’s lovely tag!

  • Reply Richard Breaks December 5, 2020 at 11:31 am

    Love this tag! So smart to use two glitters!!

  • Reply Andrea La Vigne December 5, 2020 at 11:47 am

    Gorgeous tag, Jessica! Love all the shimmer–I bet it looks even better IRL. Thanks for sharing, & have an awesome day! 🙂 ~ Andrea

    • Reply Ashley Cortez December 5, 2020 at 1:07 pm

      I’m absolutely in love with this tag it’s so beautiful you did amazing on it thanks for sharing

  • Reply Barbara-Jean Kubik December 5, 2020 at 12:28 pm

    What beautiful tags. I like the tranquility of the scene. It is a great companion to the song!

  • Reply Pai December 5, 2020 at 1:07 pm

    love the gray and white!

  • Reply Andre M. December 5, 2020 at 1:54 pm

    Lovely mini scene, the sparkly trees are so cute.

  • Reply renee milner December 5, 2020 at 2:07 pm

    This is a wonderful winter tag! I need to pull out the vellum and make a similar tag.

  • Reply Lori Lehnen December 5, 2020 at 2:58 pm

    Very cute and creative!
    Thanks for sharing.

  • Reply Wendi J December 5, 2020 at 3:27 pm

    The white and gray look good together. Likes like a frosty day but what would a FL girl like me know about snow.

  • Reply Karen Walker December 5, 2020 at 3:47 pm

    Gorgeous tag! I love the gray and white!

  • Reply Connie Sue Pruitt December 5, 2020 at 4:43 pm

    I love the tag. Nice job.

  • Reply Donna Walker December 5, 2020 at 5:28 pm

    Love this tag! It has inspired me to go to my craft room and play : )

  • Reply Tami B December 5, 2020 at 5:51 pm

    I love the idea of using the velllum for the base. These are really pretty.

  • Reply Mary Lehett December 5, 2020 at 6:28 pm

    Jessica, your card is Christmas magic. Love it.

  • Reply Kathy K December 5, 2020 at 6:36 pm

    Beautiful tags!

  • Reply Darlene Renshaw December 5, 2020 at 7:31 pm

    Gray, black, white, oh my!!! Very nice 🥰

  • Reply Lisa Elton December 5, 2020 at 7:41 pm

    Love the movement the swirls in the background add! Wonderful tag!

  • Reply Mary-Anne V December 5, 2020 at 8:24 pm

    Very sweet tags… love the use of white .

  • Reply Wendi December 5, 2020 at 8:46 pm

    What a beautiful tag! White Christmas is one of my favorites too. This is so simple with just a little bling! 🙂

  • Reply Marisela Delgado December 5, 2020 at 10:12 pm

    Is the color missing? Cute tags.

  • Reply KarenAnn December 5, 2020 at 10:51 pm

    Love the simplicity of the finished tag even tho you have added so many sweet details when making it. The tip using the torn edge for the snowy ground is a great one to remember!

  • Reply Miriam Prantner December 6, 2020 at 4:42 am

    Wonderfully monochromatic, loving the sparkle!

  • Reply Donna Wakefield December 6, 2020 at 7:44 am

    Love your gorgeous tag. It is so elegant. Love the torn paper snowbank.

  • Reply maria f. December 6, 2020 at 10:49 am

    I agree with you. Home and Hearth for the win. Never fails to bring a smile. Love how you created the blustery sky for your village.

  • Reply soalea17 December 6, 2020 at 10:52 am

    Beautiful tag!!

  • Reply Vicki Kroll December 6, 2020 at 1:16 pm

    White Christmas is one of my favorite songs too and I love, love this tag. The colors and background are delightfully depicting the song.

  • Reply Joyce December 6, 2020 at 2:25 pm

    Beautiful tag, and a perfect ode to today’s song.

  • Reply On My Desk or In My Heart December 6, 2020 at 2:33 pm

    Who said Christmas was too sparkly? Not you! Love the simplicity and I could totally get a too & from on the back of that tag!

  • Reply richandmich71 December 6, 2020 at 5:29 pm

    The blustery wind die makes a big impact- you can almost feel the cold wind!

  • Reply richandmich71 December 6, 2020 at 5:47 pm

    so blustery! you can feel the chill in the air. Great memory and description!

  • Reply Jeanne Beam December 6, 2020 at 6:03 pm

    Such awesome tags! Love the grey and white.
    Thanks so much for sharing.

  • Reply Ashley Cortez December 6, 2020 at 6:53 pm

    I’m absolutely in love with this tag it’s so beautiful you did amazing on it thanks for sharing

  • Reply Beverly Sizemore December 6, 2020 at 8:40 pm

    Your tags are perfect for “White Christmas.”!!!! Love the layering and all the houses plus touch of glitter!

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