12 Tags of Christmas

12 Tags of Christmas 2021 – Day 5 with Elena Roussakis and Becky Roberts

Welcome to Day 5 of 12 Tags of Christmas 2021! We are delighted to have Guest Designers, Elena Roussakis and Becky Roberts, joining us today. Their Christmas Carol is I’ll be Home for Christmas and you’re going to love how they were both inspired.

Be sure to leave a little love for our Guest Designers Elena + Becky – 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!


Hi there!

I’m thrilled to be participating in this year’s 12 Tags of Christmas! The amazing Becky Roberts and I are teaming up to bring you tags that sing: I’ll Be Home For Christmas!

To me, Christmas at home brings images of a crackling fire, stockings hung up from the mantle, and fresh greenery that you can smell while you watch the snow falling outside. I brought the carol to life in my tags by filling the big red stockings with berries and greenery from different stamp sets, and setting them against a snowy night-sky backdrop.

I used EH’s Sweet Surprises for the stockings, and some of the sprigs found in that set. I also brought in more greenery from Holiday Characters. I liked the mix of the 2 styles of illustration – Holiday Characters is a little more whimsical, and I thought it all looked sweet together.

Behind the stocking, I used Lawn Fawn’s Starry Sky Stencil, and their white stencil paste to bring the night sky to life. To finish off, I added some red and white twine to the tags. I created a little photo tutorial so you could see how I colored the stocking using copic markers. I hope this helps you!

We have our friend Becky Roberts teamed up with Elena! Here’s how she was inspired by the I’ll Be Home For Christmas carol:

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

There two aren’t the only ones inspired by the I’ll Be Home For Christmas carol! Check out what these designers have created…

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58 Comments

  • Reply Welcome to 12 Tags of Christmas 2021 + Challenge! | Ellen Hutson December 5, 2021 at 6:05 am

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  • Reply SmilynStef December 5, 2021 at 6:42 am

    What a fun carol … so many possibilities … love your designs.

  • Reply Meghan Kennihan December 5, 2021 at 6:48 am

    OMG! These are adorable! I LOVE the stocking!

  • Reply Amanda Wilcox December 5, 2021 at 7:00 am

    Both of these are just the sweetest!

  • Reply Stacy December 5, 2021 at 7:48 am

    OOoh these are both fabulous 🙂

  • Reply Julie Steed December 5, 2021 at 8:23 am

    It’s interesting that you both used greenery bits on your tags. Great minds think alike! Gorgeous designs on both. Bravo!

  • Reply Karen Kilinski December 5, 2021 at 9:35 am

    Beautiful! Love the stocking and dark background. Also, the 3D tag was so perfect for the song “I’ll BE Home for Christmas”

  • Reply Denise Bryant December 5, 2021 at 9:53 am

    Wonderful tags! Love the beautifully colored stockings and the adorable door! Fabulous designs!

  • Reply Tracy S. December 5, 2021 at 11:48 am

    Your tags are so gorgeous, thank you for sharing the coloring tutorial also!

  • Reply Gayle December 5, 2021 at 12:53 pm

    Simply gorgeous! Love the Elena’s copic shading and Becky’s cute “door” tag!

  • Reply Jeanne Beam December 5, 2021 at 1:15 pm

    Gorgeous tags! All of them are amazing…Thanks for sharing.

  • Reply Donna December 5, 2021 at 2:27 pm

    Lovely designs are from both crafters!

  • Reply lee December 5, 2021 at 3:44 pm

    Great carol and tags!!

  • Reply Mary-Anne V. December 5, 2021 at 4:01 pm

    What great images and love the great designs.

  • Reply Greta H December 5, 2021 at 4:50 pm

    Beautifully inspiring tags by both of you! Love the greenery filled stockings & the sparkly snowflake with greenery behind the circle is such a great design!

  • Reply Audrey D Rodriguez December 5, 2021 at 5:09 pm

    Me likey!

  • Reply Tami B December 5, 2021 at 7:57 pm

    Both of these are great tags. I love the door idea and appreciate the coloring tutorial.

  • Reply Emma Sleppy December 5, 2021 at 7:58 pm

    Great tags and I love the included shading tutorial for the stocking. Love these 12 days!

  • Reply Elizabeth Tejeda December 5, 2021 at 8:30 pm

    Both are gorgeous tags! Love the night sky background with the red stockings. Thanks for sharing.

  • Reply Margaret Mckernan December 6, 2021 at 3:41 am

    Those stockings are gorgeous, and the gingerbread house is so cute!

  • Reply Barbara Heinly December 6, 2021 at 5:02 am

    Really appreciate the photo tutorial and I like the black and red color palette. Pretty tags.

  • Reply Lauryne Cunningham December 6, 2021 at 5:34 am

    Wow! Beautiful tags! Love the Kraft card stock!

  • Reply Pai Meng December 6, 2021 at 6:41 am

    such classic christmas 🙂

  • Reply Kinjal Trivedi December 6, 2021 at 6:47 am

    Absolutely genius tag!

  • Reply cmayne December 6, 2021 at 6:55 am

    Beautifully designed tags! Stockings, greenery, sparkly snowflakes…ticks all the ‘festive’ boxes for me!
    ~carol

  • Reply Stacy Anderson December 6, 2021 at 7:40 am

    Beautiful and thanks for the color tutorial!

  • Reply Carol McFarland December 6, 2021 at 7:54 am

    Spectacular coloring and ideas…love that tag idea!

    • Reply Carol McFarland December 13, 2021 at 9:15 am

      That should have said, “Love that DOOR idea!”

  • Reply Gail Jean December 6, 2021 at 9:14 am

    Both are fabulous -totally love that door!! Oh my goodness – it rocks!

  • Reply runpaperscissors December 6, 2021 at 10:31 am

    Beautiful, classic tags! Thank you so much for the coloring tutorial! 🙂

  • Reply Julie Booker December 6, 2021 at 11:47 am

    Oh I have that sweet surprises stamp set. I wouldn’t have thought to use it as a tag! Also I really love that door tag. How cool!

  • Reply Debbie Eslinger December 6, 2021 at 12:42 pm

    love the deep coloring adds so much depth, thanks for the steps

  • Reply Monika Davis December 6, 2021 at 3:58 pm

    Fantastic coloring on those stockings and the foliage images. Lovely tags!

  • Reply Debbie Doctorian December 6, 2021 at 7:24 pm

    the shading technique makes these tags pop

  • Reply Lisascreativeniche December 6, 2021 at 7:28 pm

    Wow!!! These are fantastic!

  • Reply Bonnie T. December 6, 2021 at 11:03 pm

    Oh, Elena, I love those stockings!! They are so striking, especially against that snowy black sky! Just gorgeous!! & Becky, I adore all the dimension & layers on your tag, it’s so pretty!

  • Reply Carol Gibbs December 7, 2021 at 9:06 am

    Love, love love the stockings. Thanks for the tutorial also.

  • Reply linda December 7, 2021 at 9:12 am

    these are both beautiful! I love the greenery in the stocking and the door is welcoming and cozy, even if the song is a sad one.

  • Reply Sharon Gullikson December 7, 2021 at 9:39 am

    Oh my gosh, these stocking full of plants are sooooooooo cute!

  • Reply Cheryl Thompson December 7, 2021 at 2:13 pm

    Love both tags, verry pretty.

  • Reply Julia Aston December 8, 2021 at 8:07 am

    What gorgeous coloring on your stockings – they actually look glossy! Beautiful tags!

  • Reply Cat L December 8, 2021 at 12:58 pm

    Today’s tags are really beautiful! The stockings are gorgeous, and Becky’s “door” is to die for!

  • Reply wdkdesigns December 8, 2021 at 12:59 pm

    These are lovely! The stocking is my favorite 🙂

  • Reply Jessica Yoder-Jones December 9, 2021 at 7:52 am

    Such wonderful stockings! These are great tags

  • Reply Cristina December 9, 2021 at 10:26 am

    I love the traditional Christmas colors here!

  • Reply sentsue December 10, 2021 at 8:43 am

    Beautiful. Thanks for the blending tips.

  • Reply Julie Peddicord December 10, 2021 at 6:32 pm

    The instructions are great. Love the door wreath tag too. Clever!

  • Reply Irene R December 11, 2021 at 6:13 pm

    Both tags are gorgeous and great tip

  • Reply Andrea D. La Vigne December 12, 2021 at 9:33 am

    I love all the greenery popping out of Elena’s tag, & that door tag is so unique! 🙂

  • Reply Karen B. December 12, 2021 at 2:24 pm

    The ingenuity and construction of these tags are amazing, I love both of them!

  • Reply candace hendrick December 12, 2021 at 7:10 pm

    The stockings are stunning and I love that you provided a step by step process for colouring the stocking.

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