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12 Tags of Christmas 2021 – Day 11 With Carissa Wiley and Galina Filippenko

Welcome to Day 11 of 12 Tags of Christmas 2021! We are delighted to have Carissa Wiley and Guest Designer, Galina Flippenko, joining us today. Their Christmas Carol is O Christmas Tree and you’re going to love how they were both inspired.

Be sure to leave a little love for Carissa and Guest Designer Galina  – 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!

Today I’m sharing a fun heat embossed acetate gift tag that’s sure to have your heart singing ALL the Christmas carols this season!

It’s Carissa Wiley here with you today and I have a fun acetate gift tag to share with you today….inspired by the carol, O Christmas Tree.

When I think about the Christmas carol ‘O Christmas Tree’ and the lyrics…I am left thinking that perhaps that Christmas tree was an artificial tree. After all, what real tree’s branches are “unchanging”? So…..if it’s an artificial tree, then it MUST be a pink tinsel tree, right? It is in my world!

In my world, Christmas trees are pink and glittery. And there are few things I love more than pink with a rich evergreen color. So while I went rogue on my pink tree, I still brought in the traditional evergreen that brings that holiday feel.

I’ll show you how I created this layered, heat embossed, acetate tag in today’s video, so be sure to check that out! Also be sure to check out the fabulous tag our wonderful guest designer created for your inspiration.

Thanks for joining me today! I hope you’ve been inspired by this project. Until next time, I hope you have a fabulous day!


We have our friend Galina Flippenko teamed up with Carissa! Here’s how she was inspired by the O Christmas Tree – Christmas carol:

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

There two aren’t the only ones inspired by the O Christmas Tree- Christmas carol! Check out what these designers have created…


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  • Reply Meghan Kennihan December 11, 2021 at 6:06 am

    I LOVE the trees! Just a gorgeous tag! And that little bear is soooo cozy and cute!!!

  • Reply Welcome to 12 Tags of Christmas 2021 + Challenge! | Ellen Hutson December 11, 2021 at 6:10 am

    […] December 11 – O Christmas Tree with Carissa Wiley + Galina Filippenko […]

    • Reply Jeanne Beam December 11, 2021 at 6:27 am

      Such gorgeous tags! Love the Christmas tree and bear!
      Thanks for sharing.

  • Reply Julia Aston December 11, 2021 at 6:20 am

    So pretty using pink/white for your layered tree!

  • Reply cmayne December 11, 2021 at 6:25 am

    Beautiful tree tag and oh, how sweet the little bear, all cozy and sleepy after reading his book! Festive and charming, both!

  • Reply Sharon Gullikson December 11, 2021 at 6:56 am

    Oh, I LOVE that pink tree!!!! I need to break out of my rut

  • Reply Megan Niergarth December 11, 2021 at 7:22 am

    So pretty, Carissa! We need more worlds with pink and glittery trees! 🙂

  • Reply Gail Jean December 11, 2021 at 7:26 am

    I am loving Pink this year for cards and tags – The tree is fab and so is that cozy bear tag – Merry Christmas!

  • Reply Denise Bryant December 11, 2021 at 7:46 am

    wonderful tags! Love the pink tree and the sweet bear!

  • Reply Cat L December 11, 2021 at 7:50 am

    Calissa’s and Galena’s tags tell me I really need to step up my tag making! These are both so cute!

  • Reply Greta H December 11, 2021 at 9:36 am

    A pink tinsel tree?!–oh yes!!

  • Reply Gayle December 11, 2021 at 9:45 am

    Absolutely love that pink tree and the layered acetate technique! And that bear tag is so sweet. Thank you, Carissa and Galina, for the inspiration!

  • Reply Julie S December 11, 2021 at 9:57 am

    That pink tree is stunning!

  • Reply Lorene December 11, 2021 at 10:15 am

    The pink tree is amazing, and the bear is so cute!!

  • Reply Jessica Yoder-Jones December 11, 2021 at 10:56 am

    Beautiful tag! I love the fa la la stamp! I need it in my life!!

  • Reply Cristina December 11, 2021 at 12:00 pm

    Gorgeous, Carissa! I love all the textures and layers!

  • Reply Tracy S December 11, 2021 at 12:39 pm

    I love the thought of a pink tinsel tree! I have a rose gold tinsel tree up right now.

  • Reply wdkdesigns December 11, 2021 at 12:48 pm

    Such cute tags! Love the pink Christmas tree 🙂

  • Reply Amanda Wilcox December 11, 2021 at 2:04 pm

    I absolutely love it all! The tree tags are perfect to make bunches of!

  • Reply Emma Sleppy December 11, 2021 at 4:37 pm

    I’m in a PINK Christmas mood too. Live that tree and, Ive been singing carols since this challenge started!

  • Reply Donna December 11, 2021 at 6:34 pm

    I love the pink tree! Too cute!

  • Reply Tami B December 11, 2021 at 6:45 pm

    The little bear is so cute and I love all the layers and textures in the tree tag.

  • Reply Mary-Anne V December 11, 2021 at 6:51 pm

    Such wonderful tags. Love the elegance of the trees and the cute bear image.

  • Reply Debbie Doctorian December 11, 2021 at 6:56 pm

    very pretty

  • Reply Jennifer Sears December 11, 2021 at 11:50 pm

    Love this pink tree! Adorable tags. I am inspired!

  • Reply lee December 12, 2021 at 5:19 am

    Very pretty pink tree tag!!

  • Reply Christi L Boyd December 12, 2021 at 5:32 am

    I think I have to have that stamp set and dies!!! I just love the tree!!

  • Reply SmilynStef December 12, 2021 at 6:52 am

    That fringy tree is pure holiday magic

  • Reply stamprgrl December 12, 2021 at 7:39 am

    I might need that tree! I love the bear in the den from LF!!!!

    — Dalis

  • Reply Lauryne Cunningham December 12, 2021 at 8:02 am

    I love all the layers and colors on the tree tag and the bear tag is so sweet!

  • Reply Bonnie T. December 12, 2021 at 9:04 am

    Carissa, I love your tag!! I’ll have to try the heat embossed acetate & Copic brushstroke technique – it looks awesome!! & Galina, that cozy napping bear is just adorable!

  • Reply Andrea D. La Vigne December 12, 2021 at 9:43 am

    Carissa’s pink tree makes me think of A Charlie Brown Christmas, when Charlie & Linus go to the tree display. LOL And that bear sleeping under the book is so adorable! 🙂

  • Reply linda December 12, 2021 at 11:16 am

    I love the tree’s texture and the adorable bear tag!

  • Reply Karen B. December 12, 2021 at 2:38 pm

    EMbossing on acetate is such a cool look, thank you Carissa. And I love the greeting tag hanging off of the circle tag, Galina!

  • Reply Sue Symens December 12, 2021 at 3:46 pm

    Carissa, you wow me everytime. You are so blessed with mega talent!

  • Reply Margaret Mckernan December 12, 2021 at 9:43 pm

    Love the embossing on acetate!

  • Reply Pai Meng December 13, 2021 at 6:49 am

    That tinsel tree is awesome!

  • Reply Julie Peddicord December 13, 2021 at 11:08 am

    Of course carissa would create a fabulous pink tree! And Galina’s coloring is AMAZING!

  • Reply Kinjal Trivedi December 13, 2021 at 12:58 pm

    Love the green on the acetate to compliment the pink tree. Genius!

  • Reply cmszekeres December 13, 2021 at 6:42 pm

    I love the use of vellum on the bear tag and the C9 tree set is perfect for the O Christmas Tree theme!

  • Reply Irene R December 14, 2021 at 5:07 pm

    Pretty layered tree and sweet bear tags

  • Reply Beverly Sizemore December 15, 2021 at 5:57 pm

    Pretty tags! I am admiring how different and unqiue that tree is!

  • Reply Carol McFarland December 16, 2021 at 10:38 am

    Be still my heart with a pink tree….my first tree when I was a baby was pink….LOVE!

  • Reply tina Z December 16, 2021 at 9:22 pm

    Love the pink tree and the sweet bear!

  • Reply marye342 December 17, 2021 at 9:30 pm

    This may be my favorite!

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