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.
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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…