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12 Tags of Christmas 2021 – Day 8 with Emily Mydlowski and Franci Vignoli

Welcome to Day 8 of 12 Tags of Christmas 2021! We are delighted to have Emily Mydlowski and Guest Designer Franci Vignoli, joining us today. Their Christmas Carol is Sleigh Ride and you’re going to love how they were both inspired.

Be sure to leave a little love for our Emily and Guest Designer Franci  – 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!

Can you hear those sleigh bells jingling Ring-ting-tingling too..?! It’s time for a little Warm and Fuzzy Sleigh Ride with the entire Bear Family!

“Their cheeks are nice and rosy [thanks to Copic R20] and comfy cozy are we!”
“They’re snuggled up together”…[with tape & foam adhesive to secure]
“Like Four Warm & Fuzzy Bears Would Be”
“Come on, it’s lovely weather for a [Red Deco Foil Sleigh Ride] together with you”
“Outside the snow is falling [in black & white modern graphic paper] …. and [Little Bears with Candy Canes] are calling “you hoooooo” 

To create my Sleigh Ride Tag, I stamped and die cut all the bears I could get my hands on along with the sleigh from Bear Ware 5. The Candy Cane Bear is from Bear Ware 4, The Santa Bear is from Bear Ware Grand Tour, The Elf Bear is from the Classic All InSide and the Reindeer Bear is from Sweet Surprises. 

All the hats and Holiday Accessories are from Sweet Surprises, Bear Ware 4 & 5 and the Holiday Shopper Lady (Santa Hat). For extra pop—and as a timesaver, I colored all the accessories in pops of red and green and left the bears as polar bear white with those Sleigh Ride Rosy Cheeks. 

When I’m creating tags, I always like to sneak in a little extra something unexpected so I added a Foil Embellishments to the Sleigh and one of the packages using the Deco Foil Pen, Red and Green Deco Foil and the Mini Minc. After coloring the gift package and sleigh, I used the Deco Foil Pen to add polka dots and starbursts. Then I layered the red and green foil (shiny/pretty side up), added the image to a parchment paper sandwich and ran it through the Mini Minc Machine (you could also use a laminator but results will vary due to the heat of the different laminator machines). Then peel the foil from the cardstock to reveal the pretty shimmer and shine. 

To assemble the Bear Family Sleigh Ride to the largest Tag Trio Designer Die (the size of this tag is AMAZING for building fun holiday scenes), I arranged and rearranged the bears into just the right fit…layed Press N’ Seal over all the images and flipped all the images over. Then for extra security so the bears didn’t shift and fall during the ride to the tag…I secured the images with good ole’ scotch tape. Then I added a few Thin 3D Foam Adhesive Square, flipped the all images over with the Press N’ Seal “handles”, adhered the Bears and Sleigh to the Tag (with a Modern Graphics Volume 2: Black and White Polka Dot Background). Once attached the candy cane and bear to the sleigh the the bottom of the tag. For extra fun, I secured the Candy Bear off the edge of the tag so it looked like he was flying in the North Pole Sky. 

To finish the card, I added the HO HO HO sentiment block from the Tag It-Christmas Stamp Set and threaded a red satin ribbon through the large tag. 

So there we are friends and Sleigh Ride full of our favorite Warm and Fuzzy Bears. Wishing comfy cozy sleigh rides and a magical holiday season! Thanks for stopping by and Big Paper Hugs!

We have our friend Franci Vignoli teamed up with Emily! Here’s how she was inspired by the Sleigh Ride – Christmas carol:

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

There two aren’t the only ones inspired by the Sleigh Ride – Christmas carol! Check out what these designers have created…


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  • Reply Sharon Gullikson December 8, 2021 at 6:38 am

    I love the sleigh full of bears…so full that one is holding on with a candy cane. Adorable.

  • Reply Gayle December 8, 2021 at 7:03 am

    Just when you think tags can’t get any cuter or more adorable, Amy’s and Franci’s tags take “cute” and “adorable” to a whole new level! So much holiday happiness!

    • Reply Gayle December 8, 2021 at 11:37 am

      Correction: I meant “Emily’s” and Franci’s tags…(sorry about that Emily).

  • Reply Julia Aston December 8, 2021 at 8:03 am

    What a fun sleigh full of winter bears!

  • Reply Monika Davis December 8, 2021 at 8:32 am

    Super cute tags! Sweet images! Love the deco foil pen!

  • Reply Carol Gibbs December 8, 2021 at 8:38 am

    Ahh, the creatively! These tags are adorable!

  • Reply Greta H December 8, 2021 at 8:42 am

    These are all do cute! Love the added foil!

  • Reply cmayne December 8, 2021 at 9:03 am

    The bears and sleigh tag is absolutely darling! The two tags featuring Santa and Rudolph are charming! Hopefully, I can join in on some sleigh play!

  • Reply Denise Bryant December 8, 2021 at 9:22 am

    Really fun tags! Love the adorable images!

  • Reply Gail Jean December 8, 2021 at 9:29 am

    Love the animals in the sleigh and of course Santa and the Reindeer tags – super fun and cool TFS

  • Reply Mary-Anne V December 8, 2021 at 9:43 am

    Always fun to see the tags created each day.

  • Reply Jeanne Beam December 8, 2021 at 10:18 am

    Such adorable tags! Thanks for sharing…

  • Reply Meghan Kennihan December 8, 2021 at 11:27 am

    Just darling! I LOVE the little bears!

  • Reply lee December 8, 2021 at 12:14 pm

    An overflow of cuteness! Great tags!

  • Reply maria f. December 8, 2021 at 1:07 pm

    I love this Christmas carol and your tags are super cute!

  • Reply wdkdesigns December 8, 2021 at 1:11 pm

    I love both these designs! The bears in the sleigh are too cute 🙂

  • Reply Cat L December 8, 2021 at 1:26 pm

    No fair! I can’t take another cute BEAR tag! Super cute Emily!

  • Reply Amanda M Wilcox December 8, 2021 at 2:09 pm

    Oh my goodness, I can’t get over how adorable this is!!! It’s just perfect!

  • Reply Cheryl Thompson December 8, 2021 at 2:10 pm

    I never pictured a sleigh full of bears-so creative!

  • Reply Deborah Cooper December 8, 2021 at 2:31 pm

    What a fun and cheery card! I need a sleigh ride with those bears! 😍

  • Reply Tami B December 8, 2021 at 3:25 pm

    What fun tags and the bear tag certainly promotes the theme song well.

  • Reply Tracy S. December 8, 2021 at 4:52 pm

    I think I’m going to have to use Bear as a gift tag this year, just too cute!

  • Reply SmilynStef December 8, 2021 at 6:20 pm

    that bear family is so cute … my little brother would have been the one hanging from the candy cane

  • Reply Bonnie T. December 8, 2021 at 9:23 pm

    Emily, your bear family is just too cute for words! And you had me chuckling away with your adaptions [explanations & inspirations] to the lyrics!! 😂 Franci, I love your tag scenes!! They look amazing on the navy background! I never really think to use dark colors like navy for my tag backdrops…I really need to try it now!

  • Reply Donna December 8, 2021 at 10:36 pm

    I love bear and three of them, darling! All of the tags are so cute!

  • Reply Debbie Doctorian December 9, 2021 at 4:43 am

    Those bears are so fun and adorable.

  • Reply Lauryne Cunningham December 9, 2021 at 5:41 am

    Super cute tags! I love the bears! And, the Santa and reindeer really pop against the night sky!

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  • Reply Susan T December 9, 2021 at 7:28 am

    OMG!! Thank you for this really cute tag. I have been searching for a Santa hat that I liked and I have finally found it. So cute. I love everything about this tag.

  • Reply Jessica Yoder-Jones December 9, 2021 at 7:54 am

    What a cute tag!!!! I love the little bear hanging on for dear life lol

  • Reply Pai Meng December 9, 2021 at 9:12 am

    that song is so fun and so are these tags!

  • Reply Cristina December 9, 2021 at 10:28 am

    These are gorgeous!! I love all the festive accessories on the bears, and how Franci’s decorated the tree!

  • Reply Julie Steed December 9, 2021 at 10:54 pm

    Holy moly! Love these tags!

  • Reply sentsue December 10, 2021 at 8:49 am

    Love that you just colored the accents. Cute tags!

  • Reply Kinjal Trivedi December 10, 2021 at 12:06 pm

    Oh this sleigh ride looks like sooo much fun. Brilliant!

  • Reply Julie Peddicord December 10, 2021 at 6:36 pm

    Can’t go wrong with those bears!

  • Reply Andrea D. La Vigne December 12, 2021 at 9:38 am

    Bears in a sleigh – awesome! And the little scenes on the other tags are so cute! 🙂

  • Reply linda December 12, 2021 at 11:09 am

    Such fun and cute tags! I love the bear family and the wintery Santa and reindeer!

  • Reply Karen B. December 12, 2021 at 2:34 pm

    Oh my goodness, the rosy cheeks on both of these! Love the colors the designers chose to work with as well.

  • Reply Margaret Mckernan December 12, 2021 at 9:40 pm

    All of these tags are just the cutest!

  • Reply cmszekeres December 13, 2021 at 6:36 pm

    I’m loving the bears in the sleigh – so many ways to use bears! Love it!

  • Reply Irene R December 14, 2021 at 5:13 pm

    Super cute tags

  • Reply Beverly Sizemore December 15, 2021 at 5:05 pm

    Fabulous sleigh tags! For some reason, this was one of the hardest tags for me to create during the 12 days. Love these!

  • Reply Carol McFarland December 16, 2021 at 10:33 am

    Those characters in the sleigh and the snowy scene dies are too cute!

  • Reply tina Z December 16, 2021 at 9:20 pm

    These are gorgeous! I love the bears, so cute!

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