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12 Tags of Christmas 2020 – Day 10 with Adelina Starace

Welcome to Day 10 of 12 Tags of Christmas 2020!

We hope you’re ready for a good Santa-like chuckle, because today Adelina Starace’s sharing tags inspired by “Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer”.

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Hello everyone, Adelina here sharing a bit of my humor for today’s 12 Tags of Christmas project. *laugh* Do you have any besties that you have an inside joke with? Perhaps a friend that has a great sense of humor? Well, today’s tag theme is for you!

I started by pulling out the Lawn Fawn Car Critters & the Car Critters Christmas add-on for my tags. When I saw the reindeer the first Christmas Carol that came to mind was “Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer”. I’m not the only one, right? I have to believe that was somewhere in the back of someone’s mind when they saw this stamp set! *laugh*

I stamped the images using Memento ink in Tuxedo Black, it’s a Copic friendly ink. Then I started pulling out a few Copic markers to come up with my color palette.

Once I colored up a few images, my tag color scheme started to really come together. I decided to stay with traditional Christmas colors for this project. I added images from three other Lawn Fawn stamps sets – Snowglobe Scenes, Tiny Gingerbread & Ho-Ho-Holidays. A total of FIVE Lawn Fawn stamp sets were used and I absolutely love how the similarity of the style of their artwork allows you to combine sets easily. It really made this process much fun for me.

For the base of my tag I used the largest of the Tag Trio dies by Christine Herrin. It’s a nice big base that provides lots of tag real estate for this fun project.

The Lawn Fawn Car Critters stamp set is is large enough to be a tag on it’s own, but I really wanted to create a scene with a variety of stamp sets for this particular project.

I decided to do two versions of my tag … before and after. *laugh* All in good jest, my friends! I cut the tag from the newest Essentials by Ellen, Modern Graphics Vol. 2 cardstock and foiled it with Heidi Swapp reactive foil. These Modern Graphics work great with reactive foils.

This year has been intense (to say the least) and I wanted to make something really light-hearted for this project. I mean, the holidays come with their own bag of complications without a pandemic! Am I right?! *laugh*


Adelina isn’t the only one inspired by “Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer”! Check out what these designers have created …

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55 Comments

  • Reply Andre M. December 10, 2020 at 6:12 am

    This song is new to me, lovely colouring on your tags.

  • Reply Vicki Kroll December 10, 2020 at 6:16 am

    This Christmas song is so funny and you created the perfect tag to illustrate how Grandma got run over by a Reindeer. So cute!

  • Reply Cheryl December 10, 2020 at 6:30 am

    Too funny and so cute!

  • Reply Ritu Kedia December 10, 2020 at 6:40 am

    Gosh! So much detail!

  • Reply Irene December 10, 2020 at 7:04 am

    Fun tag, too funny….

  • Reply Meghan Kennihan December 10, 2020 at 7:10 am

    This is hilarious! Too fun!

  • Reply cmayne December 10, 2020 at 7:22 am

    Adelina, I laughed out loud when I saw your tag (and nearly spilled my coffee)! You’ve created the perfect scene to pair with your song! Festive fun, indeed!
    ~carol

  • Reply Sharon Gullikson December 10, 2020 at 8:33 am

    My mother in law used to sing that song. I got a kick out of it then, and I do still. Really cute!!!

  • Reply Sharon Gullikson December 10, 2020 at 8:34 am

    (I hit enter rather than POST COMMENT, so I don’t know if it “took”. If it did, please disregard this comment). My mother in law used to sing this song near Christmas. I loved to hear her sing it then, and love this tag now 🙂

  • Reply Megan Niergarth December 10, 2020 at 8:48 am

    Hahahaha. I’m going to have to think a little for this tag! 🙂

  • Reply Debbie Anderson December 10, 2020 at 8:51 am

    A really fun tag, would be great used on 2 presents that are coordinated.

  • Reply Sue D December 10, 2020 at 8:56 am

    How funny!

  • Reply maureen k morton December 10, 2020 at 9:37 am

    Sorry, but I’ve never been a fan of this song, but I’m a huge fan of this tag! What great detail and humor! Love it so much.

  • Reply karen514 December 10, 2020 at 9:43 am

    LOL! Never heard this song, and not sure how I feel about it, but I do love the tags!

  • Reply Denise Bryant December 10, 2020 at 9:43 am

    Too fun! Love this idea and your before & after tags! Awesome coloring for your scenes!
    Each day I look forward to checking out the song of the day!

  • Reply Tami B December 10, 2020 at 10:41 am

    Not a fan of this song but your tags are really cute & fun and go with the theme perfectly.

  • Reply Greta H December 10, 2020 at 11:38 am

    Darling scene & love the foiling!

  • Reply Julie S December 10, 2020 at 1:02 pm

    ROFL!!! Poor grandma! These tags are awesome.

  • Reply Beverly Sizemore December 10, 2020 at 1:09 pm

    Watch out grandma! One of the best tags EVER! 🙂 Just love your creative mind putting this
    one together!

  • Reply donna mikasa December 10, 2020 at 1:55 pm

    Such a delightful tag, even if I do feel sorry for Grandma!

  • Reply Connie Sue Pruitt December 10, 2020 at 3:57 pm

    Love this stamp set and the tags.

  • Reply Barbara-Jean Kubik December 10, 2020 at 4:55 pm

    I love grandma and the way you colored everything. I must confess that this song is not one of my favorites though!

  • Reply Lisa Elton December 10, 2020 at 5:29 pm

    Oh no, poor grandma! You nailed the song!

  • Reply Wendi J December 10, 2020 at 5:44 pm

    This make me laugh and laugh. You did a great job with this scene tag.

  • Reply Ashley Cortez December 10, 2020 at 6:19 pm

    This tag is adorable I like how you made the scene on it and how you colored everything

  • Reply Carlos C. December 10, 2020 at 7:57 pm

    What a cool and fun way to make a tag

  • Reply On My Desk or In My Heart December 10, 2020 at 8:00 pm

    Well there is an interesting choice of songs! Funny
    I love the gingerbread and presents flying all over the place

  • Reply On My Desk – It’s Tag Season – “Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer” – On My Desk and In My Heart December 10, 2020 at 8:10 pm

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  • Reply JEn F December 10, 2020 at 8:47 pm

    Great coloring – thanks for the color listings too!!

  • Reply Carla Hundley December 10, 2020 at 9:24 pm

    Oh really cute card!
    Lots of fun going on
    here.
    Carla from Utah

  • Reply Darlene Renshaw December 10, 2020 at 10:31 pm

    Omg this is hilarious 😃🎄

  • Reply Sandi Pressley December 10, 2020 at 11:26 pm

    This is hilarious and super creative

  • Reply Lori Lehnen December 11, 2020 at 4:57 am

    your tag depicts the some so well, we all need a smile!
    Love the colors!
    Thanks for sharing.

  • Reply Lori Lehnen December 11, 2020 at 4:58 am

    song… LOL!

  • Reply Donna Wakefield December 11, 2020 at 5:54 am

    ROTFL! These are just the cheer I need today. So Cute!

  • Reply Yvonne W December 11, 2020 at 8:29 am

    These are adorable! Love the deer in the car! Super fun!

  • Reply Mary-Anne V December 11, 2020 at 9:44 am

    Ha who would have guessed Lawn Fawn stamps could be used this way. Funny.

  • Reply Pai December 11, 2020 at 3:47 pm

    LOL! what a crazy song!

  • Reply Kelly G December 11, 2020 at 4:58 pm

    Love the way you used the background paper. I think the first needs a sentiment that says “watch out Grandma!”

  • Reply Miriam Prantner December 11, 2020 at 5:37 pm

    Too funny! This year really has been tough and we all need some laughter to get us through!

  • Reply denisegutshall December 12, 2020 at 4:33 am

    What a way to shake up the traditional Christmas tag with a whole new twist! I love the whimsy and how you used the wonderful stamps to create a unique story! Thanks for this bright spot in a difficult year!

  • Reply Brenda Jennings December 12, 2020 at 7:16 am

    Adorable tag! I love all the small details! It’s a crazy song but this tag is SO cute!

  • Reply Kim December 12, 2020 at 12:02 pm

    What a crazy song and the tags just brought the visual that we all see in our heads when we hear that song. Well, the reindeer in my head have never been driving a car but this is too funny and might be all I see from now on when I hear this. LOL🤣

  • Reply Lucy E. December 12, 2020 at 1:59 pm

    What a funny tag!

  • Reply Chark December 13, 2020 at 7:41 am

    Never saw this stamp set but you gotta be right! My now adult kids often teased their grandma with this song—your tag is perfect!

  • Reply Andrea La Vigne December 13, 2020 at 12:50 pm

    Cute tags, Adelina–you captured the spirit of the song well! I love how you combined the stamp sets. Thanks for sharing, & have an awesome day! 🙂 ~ Andrea

  • Reply jen shears December 13, 2020 at 1:54 pm

    This totally made me giggle! Great little scene to illustrate the song!

  • Reply karenladd December 13, 2020 at 10:14 pm

    Haha, those driving reindeer are too hilarious. I just hope they have their drivers license!

  • Reply Cristina December 15, 2020 at 6:29 am

    This is hilarious!! I love it!

  • Reply Lauryne Cunningham December 15, 2020 at 11:12 am

    So funny! Love that song! Great coloring!

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