12 Tags of Christmas, Die Cutting, EBE by Julie Ebersole, Essentials By Ellen

12 Tags of Christmas 2020 – Day 12 with Julie Ebersole

Welcome to Day 12 of 12 Tags of Christmas!

Make a stack of pretty, gold foiled holiday tags using the 12 Days Designer Dies and Julie’s tips & tricks!

Be sure to leave a little love for Julie – by commenting on this post – for a chance to win $25 to spend at ellenhutson.com, then click over to this post to enter the 12 Tags Challenge!

Hello there—it’s Julie!  I love pretty tags at gift-giving time, but when I need to make a lot, I’ve become very resourceful at speeding up the process. By the way, did you know the 12 Days of Christmas actually begin on December 25th, leading up to Epiphany (January 6th)? Yup! So you have plenty of time to surprise your loved ones with this sweet tradition!


  • Align all your dies to half sheets of card stock and anchor them in place with Press N Seal; trim off excess Press N Seal. (Press N Seal is readily available at most US grocery stores)
  • After ejecting all the die cut shapes from the first run, pounce the negative areas/shapes (where the Press N Seal is exposed) with anti-static powder; this will become your “template”. The anti-static powder reduces the “tack” of the Press N Seal so you can pop shapes out more easily AND avoid transfer of foil later on to unwanted areas.
  • Place template(s) onto another half sheet of card stock and run through die cutting machine as many times as you need.
  • After applying glue (the types specified in the supply list), allow to dry undisturbed until they are tacky to the touch.
  • Apply transfer foils by placing “pretty” side up and matte silver side to glue details; press firmly with pads of fingers to transfer.  Peel away foil sheet.  This method is often referred to as “spot foiling” and is a great way to use up foil scraps!

Be sure to leave a little love for Julie – by commenting on this post – for a chance to win $25 to spend at ellenhutson.com, then click over to this post to enter the 12 Tags Challenge!

Julie isn’t the only one inspired by the “12 Days of Christmas”! Check out what these designers have created …

And don’t forget: we want to see your tags too! Head here to learn more about entering the 12 Tags Challenge!


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  • Reply Sandi Pressley December 15, 2020 at 1:09 pm

    Lovely tags, Julie….makes me want to get everything needed to start foiling.

  • Reply Vikki H December 15, 2020 at 2:22 pm

    Love that touch of foil on your fun tags!

  • Reply Lauryne Cunningham December 15, 2020 at 3:40 pm

    I love the simple look of the white and gold together- your tags are very elegant! I have that particular glue and the foil! I’m definitely giving this technique a try!

  • Reply dorothyayotte December 15, 2020 at 5:41 pm

    Lovely holiday tags- and it’s great to make ’em fast and pretty! Thanks for the inspiration.

  • Reply tina z December 16, 2020 at 4:35 am

    wow, so elegant!

  • Reply linda December 16, 2020 at 8:02 am

    thanks Julie! I can foil! I watched the video and learned what I’ve been doing wrong, especially helpful for us visual learners. your tags are so elegant with the gold and I love your modern designs!

  • Reply gioperu December 16, 2020 at 9:46 am

    I absolutely adore your designs!! Fabulous!!

  • Reply Sam M. December 16, 2020 at 6:32 pm

    These have a brilliant almost porcelain china look to them – stunning!

  • Reply Bri kay December 21, 2020 at 7:49 pm

    These are so beautiful!

  • Reply Jeanne Beam December 22, 2020 at 5:47 am

    Beautiful tags! Love the white and gold…
    Thanks for sharing.

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