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12 Tags of Christmas 2020 – day 7 with Heather Meeson

Welcome to Day 7 of 12 Tags of Christmas 2020!

Today brings Heather Meeson back to the blog with a tag inspired by an upbeat holiday song penned in the 1940’s – A Marshmallow World.

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A Marshmallow World” is a firm favorite in my house (and I’m not ashamed to say I’ve had my Christmas record collection out and spinnin’ for a few weeks already). If this one isn’t already on your holiday playlist, you can give it a listen at the link above.

It’s a marshmallow world in the winter,
when the snow comes to cover the ground.

Inspired by a landscape covered in marshmallow fluff, I created most of my tag with layers of white …

To add a little pop of color, I created a candy-cane-inspired stripe on the snowman’s hat and scarf with the Plaid Maker Stamp Set, then paper pieced.

Tip: Plaid Maker is one of those sets that may not seem exciting at first glance, but is a versatile workhorse you’ll reach for again and again once it’s in your stash.

To add interest to a mostly-white design, I used a “cover plate” die to add texture to the background, and created lots of depth with dimensional adhesive.

And because I think peppermint and marshmallow go hand-in-hand during the festive season, I couldn’t resist adding a little paper sweetie. (Full disclosure; I may have been influenced by all the Trader Joe’s peppermint marshmallows I’ve been eating lately.) *wink*

These were a breeze to make: I stamped the center of the Swirl Background Stamp on 3×3 squares (a great use for your white scraps too), cut it out with a circle die, and adhered it to the circle tag from the Tag Trio Die Set.

I added “sugary” sparkle, fast, using Stick-It. Once I’d stamped and die cut the peppermint, I added the double-sided adhesive to the stamped side, then peeled it off, and added glitter. Fast and painless.

Tip: After adding double-sided adhesive to your image, run it through your die-cutting machine to make sure it’s good and stuck. This will give you a nice, even result when you add glitter.

Tip: When layering tags, make your “hangers” match by cutting an extra tag to layer on whatever shape you’re using – like the Winter Window here. Just like that, anything you’re using looks like a proper tag.

The world is your snowball just for a song,
Get out and roll it along!

Thanks for stopping by! (And I hope you’re inspired to create a few “marshmallow world” tags too.)


Heather isn’t the only one inspired by “A Marshmallow World”! Check out what these designers have created …

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65 Comments

  • Reply Cheryl December 7, 2020 at 6:15 am

    Oh my gosh, it is a marshmallow world! Too cute.

  • Reply Julie S December 7, 2020 at 6:44 am

    I’ve never heard of that song! A new one for the playlist. This tag is delightful – love the layers.

  • Reply cmayne December 7, 2020 at 6:59 am

    Your ‘marshmallow’ snowman and sweet treats make for a delightful tag! Off to my craft room to see what I have that fits this song! Thank you for the inspiration!
    ~carol

  • Reply cmayne December 7, 2020 at 7:03 am

    Your marshmallow snowman and sparkly sweets tag are a delightful combination!
    ~carol

  • Reply Vicki Kroll December 7, 2020 at 7:08 am

    Love, love your marshmallow tag and the peppermint circle tag. So very cute. I have never heard that song either, but is sweet.

  • Reply Barbara-Jean Kubik December 7, 2020 at 7:39 am

    That tag is delightful! love the snowy, marshmallowy “feel.” Peppermint circles are great, too, and I’ll have to check out those peppermint marshmallows at Trader Joe’s!

  • Reply maureen k morton December 7, 2020 at 7:55 am

    I had totally forgotten about this joyful song! Now I will be hearing it in my head all day. Thanks for reminding us of the fun look of paper piecing! This technique gave this fellow so much character. And pairing him with that glorious peppermint……..wowzer. Love this. Thanks for sharing.

  • Reply Sharon Gullikson December 7, 2020 at 7:56 am

    Oh my gosh how cute!! I love that the whole background is white, and the snowman. Great job.

  • Reply Yvonne W December 7, 2020 at 8:04 am

    I love clean designs and this is perfect! Love your textures, depth and simplicity.

  • Reply Tami B December 7, 2020 at 8:26 am

    I think this is one of my top picks for the entire series so far, and such a great song too.

  • Reply donna mikasa December 7, 2020 at 8:51 am

    Oh so adorable! I love the window scene tag and that peppermint candy add on!

  • Reply maria f. December 7, 2020 at 8:54 am

    You had me at marshmallow!

  • Reply KarenAnn December 7, 2020 at 9:06 am

    Very sweet!! Love the tip about running the double sided adhesive sheets through the diecut machine to make sure adhered well. Sometimes the obvious just escapes me when I am cardmaking!

  • Reply Denise Bryant December 7, 2020 at 9:14 am

    Darling tag! I love the marshmallow-whiteness of your scene with just a touch of red on the snowman’s hat and scarf! That glittery peppermint add on tag is scrumptious!

  • Reply tina z December 7, 2020 at 10:37 am

    wow, all this is so clever and beautiful!

  • Reply Pai December 7, 2020 at 10:40 am

    love this! the peppermint and the happy snowman. so simple but yet so complex!

  • Reply Wendi J December 7, 2020 at 10:40 am

    Such a CAS white and detailed scene. Love the peppermints. One of our favorite candy’s.

  • Reply Ritu Kedia December 7, 2020 at 10:49 am

    loved the addition of the peppermint coins!

  • Reply soalea17 December 7, 2020 at 11:32 am

    So cute!!

  • Reply Debbie Anderson December 7, 2020 at 1:33 pm

    I love the extra texture you gave this, it really brings the white on white design to life!

  • Reply Connie Sue Pruitt December 7, 2020 at 1:50 pm

    So adorable.

  • Reply Jen F December 7, 2020 at 2:04 pm

    ADORABLE!!! Love the way you stamped the scarf with striped paper

  • Reply Ashley Cortez December 7, 2020 at 2:08 pm

    These tags are just too adorable love the pop of color and love these stamps and dies that you used to make them

  • Reply Andre M. December 7, 2020 at 2:16 pm

    I’m not familiar with this carol but love the tag you’ve made!

  • Reply Andrea La Vigne December 7, 2020 at 2:19 pm

    Love the white-on-white look, with the added pops of red. That peppermint candy tag addition is awesome! Thanks for sharing, & have a fabulous day! 🙂 ~ Andrea

  • Reply Barbara-Jean Kubik December 7, 2020 at 2:21 pm

    I already commented on this post this morning. This afternoon while I was out doing some errands, the outside music was “it’s a marshmallow world,”. I haven’t heard it in a long time and thought it was a real coincidence that I should hear it today and visual your tag!!!

  • Reply Meghan Kennihan December 7, 2020 at 2:23 pm

    I love your marshmallow tag and the peppermint circle tag. Darling!I have never heard that song either!

  • Reply Megan Niergarth December 7, 2020 at 3:52 pm

    Way to think outside the box on your song! I had to go listen to it to refresh my memory of the lyrics. It’s a fun song!

  • Reply Irene December 7, 2020 at 4:33 pm

    Super sweet window scene Heather

  • Reply Miriam Prantner December 7, 2020 at 4:42 pm

    Those peppermints are genius! Love! And I also love all the white on white for the larger tag.

  • Reply Lisa Elton December 7, 2020 at 5:33 pm

    Oh my gosh, how CUTE! I love this!

  • Reply Marisela Delgado December 7, 2020 at 5:56 pm

    So pretty! You had me at glitter! 💜

  • Reply Carlos C. December 7, 2020 at 6:36 pm

    Really neat and fun way to add an extra pop to the scarf and hat on the snowman with the Plaid Maker Stamp Set and how you used a cover plate die to add texture to the background, these tags are really cool

  • Reply Greta H December 7, 2020 at 6:52 pm

    Oh what a fabulous tag! Love everything about it–especially how you used the plaid maker!

  • Reply SmilynStef December 7, 2020 at 7:15 pm

    that large peppermint is fantastic

  • Reply Jeanne Beam December 7, 2020 at 7:20 pm

    Such a cute snowman tag! Love the white on white. Thanks for sharing.

  • Reply runpaperscissors December 7, 2020 at 10:13 pm

    What a fun tag! I love this idea with the peppermint! The snowman was cute enough on his own, but this peppermint layer took this tag to the top! Thank you so much for sharing! ❤️

  • Reply Lori Lehnen December 8, 2020 at 4:12 am

    Fun and whimsical tags!
    I’m a Peppermint fan too, those marshmallows sound yummy! =)
    Thanks for the inspiration!

  • Reply Mary-Anne V December 8, 2020 at 4:49 am

    Not entirely familiar with this Christmas song but I can see why you like it! Adorable creations!

  • Reply Maxine Mann December 8, 2020 at 6:10 am

    I have 2 window dies that I don’t think I’ve ever used. Guess what my tags are going to look like? You gave me some ideas. Thanks for sharing this cute tag.

  • Reply Kathy K December 8, 2020 at 8:38 am

    The snowman in the window is lovely. And the peppermint candy tags are yummy. Great ideas for tags!

  • Reply On My Desk or In My Heart December 8, 2020 at 9:21 am

    Oh my goodness, I do not recall ever hearing that song! So fun!

  • Reply gioperu December 8, 2020 at 9:24 am

    Super cue tag!! I don’t think I’ve ever heard that song 🙂 Googling it now.

  • Reply maria f. December 8, 2020 at 10:43 am

    This little marshmallow world is so sweet. I especially love the addition of the peppermint.

  • Reply Donna December 8, 2020 at 11:21 am

    Sweet snowman image peeking in the window. Love the layers and the added peppermint candy. Are there really peppermint flavored marshmallows? I’ll have to look for that.

  • Reply Donna Wakefield December 8, 2020 at 11:24 am

    Sweet snowman peeking in the window. Love the addition of the peppermint. Are there really peppermint flavored marshmallows? I’ll have to look for those.

  • Reply Kelly G December 8, 2020 at 3:04 pm

    What a clever use of the Swirl Background stamp! And love how you’ve doubled up the tags 🙂

  • Reply Brenda Jennings December 9, 2020 at 8:02 am

    I love the white on white – it really makes your snowman pop! Double layering is clever! TFS

  • Reply Darlene Renshaw December 9, 2020 at 10:51 pm

    The entire tag is adorable. I love the peppermint also 🥰🎄

  • Reply Beverly Sizemore December 10, 2020 at 12:47 pm

    How cute with the snowman looking in the window! The peppermint was the perfect
    finishing touch! Just love this one! 🙂

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