12 Tags of Christmas

12 Tags of Christmas 2021 – Day 1 with Adelina Starace and Erica A-B

Welcome to Day 1 of 12 Tags of Christmas 2021! We are delighted to have Guest Designers, Adelina Starace and Erica A-B, joining us today. Their Christmas Carol is Christmas in a Coffee Shop and you’re going to love how they were both inspired.


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My addiction to coffee has made it’s way into my 12 Tags project this year! My tags this year are themed after the song Christmas In A Coffee Shop written and performed by Anya Turner and Robert Grusecki. 

I started by stamping several images from the Mama Elephant, Hot Cocoa stamp set. Coloring the images in a variety of Holiday colors helped me spark some ideas of what I wanted to do for my tags. I tried so hard to go with some unique colors, but I ended up back at red. Truth be told, it’s my favorite color.

Once a few of my images were colored I used a white Gelly Roll pen to add some “snow” to the images. I wanted a winter feel and the white Gelly Roll pen is a really great tool for adding white to your images. It’s the only white pen I use because I always get a great result.

I really like the way the red looks with the caramel color of the coffee overflowing on the mugs. The white Gelly Roll pen adds such a nice contrast to the images. I wanted to add some foiling to my project, so I used the EBE Tiny Stars Background to foil some clear plastic with Gemini Berry colored foil.

The EBE Farmhouse Tags are a great size for the large images in the Mama Elephant, Hot Cocoa set. The EBE Cup of Cheer elements pair really well with this set. I added an EBE Red Droplet for the reindeer nose and an EBE Snowball Droplet to the penguin’s Santa hat.

A layer of Lawn Fawn, Pearlescent Vellum with red foiled stars was the perfect finishing touch for this project. I decided to continue the red theme with some Maya Arts red burlap string.

I hope your holidays are filled with a cup of cheer filled with your favorite beverage! Thanks for stopping by today.

We have our friend Erica A-B teamed up with Adelina! Here’s how she was inspired by the Christmas in a Coffee Shop Christmas carol:

For all the details about Erica’s gorgeous tag, please hop over to her blog.

There two aren’t the only ones inspired by the Christmas in a Coffee Shop – Christmas carol! Check out what these designers have created…

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  • Reply Welcome to 12 Tags of Christmas 2021 + Challenge! | Ellen Hutson December 1, 2021 at 6:00 am

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  • Reply Erica A-B December 1, 2021 at 6:14 am

    Your tags are adorable!! I love the penguin swimming in his cup!

  • Reply Stacy December 1, 2021 at 6:44 am

    I love that you foiled on the plastic, I never would have thought to do that 🙂 these are adorable tags.

  • Reply Kathy December 1, 2021 at 6:51 am

    As a coffee/cocoa lover, these are the best!

  • Reply Kinjal trivedi December 1, 2021 at 6:58 am

    What fun coffee combo! Loving the little details ❤️❤️

  • Reply Vicki Kroll December 1, 2021 at 7:04 am

    Really cute tags and the red foil stars, vellum, and red burlap string make them look so classy.

  • Reply cindystorer December 1, 2021 at 7:04 am

    OH my goodness, I love the little penguin in the cup, so cute!

    • Reply Donna December 2, 2021 at 8:52 pm

      Those little characters are perfect and so cute!

  • Reply Andre M. December 1, 2021 at 7:55 am

    Beautiful colouring on these fab tags inspired by the coffee shop theme!

  • Reply donna mikasa December 1, 2021 at 8:45 am

    LOVE the theme for Day 1 and both of your tags! Hoping to play along with at least one tag!

  • Reply Amanda M Wilcox December 1, 2021 at 9:28 am

    These are so adorable!!! I love making tags and I’m excited to create along with you all!

  • Reply Alina December 1, 2021 at 9:59 am

    So cute!!

  • Reply Meghan+Kennihan December 1, 2021 at 11:36 am

    Who doesn’t LOVE COFFEE and Christmas! I LOVE the tags! DARLING critters!

  • Reply tsurutadesigns1 December 1, 2021 at 11:40 am

    Adelina, your caffeinated tags are so cute! I love your coloring!
    Off to check out Erica’s!

  • Reply Tracy S. December 1, 2021 at 12:31 pm

    Both set of tags are just adorable!

  • Reply Cheryl C December 1, 2021 at 12:39 pm

    Oh my gosh, those are so cute. Great idea of putting them on plastic, never thought of that.

  • Reply Jeanne Beam December 1, 2021 at 12:49 pm

    Love both set of tags… awesome colors.
    Thanks for sharing.

  • Reply Gayle December 1, 2021 at 1:06 pm

    The tags are so festive and joyous! The foiling on plastic is genius!

  • Reply Gayle December 1, 2021 at 1:12 pm

    Foiling on plastic is pure genius! Tags are joyous!

  • Reply runpaperscissors December 1, 2021 at 1:20 pm

    Oh my gawsh, I love your tags! Foiling on the plastic is genius! I love layered tags! What a great inspiration! I adore these, thank you for sharing your creativity! The red droplet nose is genius too! (And you can NEVER go wrong with red for Christmas! <3)

  • Reply Betty December 1, 2021 at 1:57 pm

    darling little tags!

  • Reply Deborah Nauser December 1, 2021 at 2:07 pm

    Fabulous! I make hundreds of tags to use myself and give as gifts to friends. These are adorable and gave me inspiration to try a clear back. I don’t have a foil machine, but can stamp some little stars.

  • Reply Julie Steed December 1, 2021 at 3:26 pm

    Love these tags! Love the foil on the plastic.

  • Reply Pai Meng December 1, 2021 at 3:26 pm

    super cute!

  • Reply Elaine Friedhaber December 1, 2021 at 3:56 pm

    I don’t need many tags, but use tons of small envelopes for tips. I am going to CASE for those. Thank you for the super ideas. 😍😍😍

  • Reply Emma Sleppy December 1, 2021 at 4:05 pm

    I love these tags, I have this set (never used) so you have inspired me to get started. Thanks!

  • Reply Greta H December 1, 2021 at 5:05 pm

    These tags are so creative & super cute!

  • Reply Audrey December 1, 2021 at 6:02 pm

    Such cute images making such cute tags.

  • Reply Jane B. December 1, 2021 at 6:25 pm

    Adorable tags….Christmas, coffee, and crafting….what’s not to love?

  • Reply Wendi J December 1, 2021 at 7:07 pm

    What adorable tags. Love all the dots. Never heard of this song before.

  • Reply SmilynStef December 1, 2021 at 7:22 pm

    New carol for me … love the inspired tags

  • Reply Tami B December 1, 2021 at 7:45 pm

    The penguin is so adorable, but I have to admit, I’ve never heard of this song.

  • Reply Sam F December 1, 2021 at 7:58 pm

    Oh my goodness!! Theses tags are wonderful!!! I am so inspired!

  • Reply Denise Bryant December 1, 2021 at 9:21 pm

    Love these coffee-drinking critters! Adorable tags! I am not familiar with the carol… gotta check it out!

  • Reply Donna December 1, 2021 at 10:02 pm

    They are so fun! Your coloring is really cute!

  • Reply Linda BL December 2, 2021 at 6:12 am

    Such cute tags. I am with you in the colors for Christmas-red, green, white and gold are a must. Love all the details on your cute tags.

  • Reply Cristina December 2, 2021 at 6:15 am

    These are adorable!! I always start out wanting to try some new color scheme but mostly end up with traditional Christmas colors as well! 😉

  • Reply cmayne December 2, 2021 at 6:52 am

    These coffee themed tags are charming, delightful and all-around festive fabulous! Love the traditional colours!
    ~carol

  • Reply sentsue December 2, 2021 at 12:55 pm

    Amazing coloring on these tags! Such fun.

  • Reply Donna Walls December 2, 2021 at 2:52 pm

    Both designers did a wonderful job on their inspiration projects!

  • Reply lee December 2, 2021 at 3:52 pm

    These tags are so much fun! I love the cups with the critters

  • Reply Julia+Aston December 2, 2021 at 4:19 pm

    What fun images on these cute tags! Off to check my coffee stamps!

  • Reply Pat McCleary December 2, 2021 at 5:53 pm

    These are adorable! I’m afraid I would not put so much time into making tags.

  • Reply Yvonne Wood December 2, 2021 at 6:40 pm

    These are absolutely adorable! I love all of them!

  • Reply andreasscraps December 2, 2021 at 6:41 pm

    I love these little critters!! Awesome coloring!!

  • Reply Yvonne Wood December 2, 2021 at 6:43 pm

    These are all adorable! I love coffee so they’re perfect!

  • Reply Diane Hover December 3, 2021 at 3:30 am

    Adorably cute cute tags with their coffee, just my thing!! Do you save your homemade tags when you receive them? I try to and if able I try to refurbish them to use again!! It makes me cringe when I think someone just tosses them away!!

  • Reply Julie Kingsley December 3, 2021 at 8:36 am

    Love the use of vellum! And the double hole !!

  • Reply Mary-Anne V. December 3, 2021 at 1:57 pm

    Such cute images and great coffee themed tags.

  • Reply linda December 3, 2021 at 3:57 pm

    these are such fun and adorable tags!!

  • Reply Cheryl Thompson December 4, 2021 at 4:28 am

    I’ve never heard the song, but your tags are adorable. Can’t go wrong with red.

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