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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Cutest tag ever! Love the pop of color from the peppermint
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What an original theme for a tag! Adorable snowman looking in the window with the perfect finishing touch of the peppermint inspired scarf.
What a fun tag-I love the sugary peppermint Candy!
Seriously, this has got to be the cutest tag I have ever seen! I love all the detail you added and then the extra little peppermint tag…this is perfection in a tiny little package. I’m obsessed with this tag. I’ve never heard the marshmallow song, that I can recall.but we sure have been making a lot of smores this fall. Thank you for the glitter tip. I’m going to give that a try for sure.
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Going to have to listen to this one—your tag is fab and love how you used the swirl stamp!
Oh my goodness!! I LOVE this! The window tag & the glittered sweets!! Soooo cute!
A Marshmallow World isn’t one that I’m familiar with, but the lyrics definitely describe a snowy Christmas scene . Love the peek through the window and the cute snowman.
So pretty! And now I’m singing A Marshmallow World! 😉
I love the dimension on your tag and the peppermint is a cute touch!
I love this tag, and the essential window die you used. This window set is so great for any occasion, and that snowman is perfect, beckoning the viewer to come out and play!
My favorite tag, ever. So perfect, with great details but really sleek and subtle. And that snowman is perfect on anything. Really nice work!
so cute with the peppermint and the snowman in the window.