Monday, December 27, 2010

Inspired by the 12 Tags of Christmas

Did you have a FANTASTIC Christmas?  I hope so!
To all my friends who sent Christmas cards, THANK YOU.  Each and every one is awesome!

In some respects mine was fabulous. . .I had my grandkids here!  (Technically they are not my grandkids yet because the wedding is not until April, but they have stolen my heart already so they ARE my grandkids!)   They are such sweethearts!  In other ways it has been a hard few days as this it the first Christmas without Mom.  Having Brandon and Izzy here definitely helped me though!



It's always a busy time of year but I managed to follow along while Tim was creating his 12 Tags of Christmas.  I even created about half them, but somewhere in the early days of the 12 tags I was inspired to create a shadow box using Tim's "Configurations"!  The box is why I don't have all the tags completed yet because I was making boxes!  I really had fun with this!

Some of the compartments were created using the technique introduced in the 12 Tags, other compartments were designed around the images used in the tags. Thank you Tim for the inspiration (and for designing the cool products!)

Day 11

Day 6

Day 12

Day 5

Day 8

Day 3

Day 9

Please let me know if you have questions about any of the boxes, and I will try to answer them for you.  

Products used (most if not all the products came from my stash, some of which has been waiting for a long while! lol):
Distress Inks, Studio Matte Medium, Sticky Back Canvas, Embossing Powders, Rock Candy Stickles, Paint Dabbers, Alcohol Ink, Distress Embossing Ink

TH Seasonal Paper Stash, TH Vintage Shabby Paper Stash, Configurations, Grungepaper, Grunge board, Word Keys, Facets, Adage Tickets, Baubles

Reindeer Flight die, texture fade

Miscellaneous products
Hot Off The Press papers
Christmas House Holly Bush
Celebrate it Christmas pine bough
DecoArt Glistening SnowTex Glittering Snow
eye hooks
K & Co - Tim Coffey Metal Tags
Dress It Up "Tree Trimmers"
Hero Arts Embossing Powder
Pocket Change by Heidi Grace Designs
Mrs. Grossman's "stuffed stickers"


  1. Hi Linda, glad you had a great Christmas. Your boxes are brilliant, such a fabby idea and so unique. Happy New Year. Annette x

  2. What a Great Idea!! And your boxes are amazing! Great interpretations! Happy New Year.

  3. Your configuration is Gorgeous!!!!!!

  4. What a wonderful interpretation of the tags--such a creative piece! Helene

  5. What a great idea! It's beautiful!!!

  6. I like how you incorporated the tag ideas in each box! cool!

  7. Love you little con.'s WONDERFUL!!! :)

  8. Looks like you put pieces of the tags in your boxes!! Amazing! All those little details are so great and make the whole so so!!

  9. Super idea to use the boxes...I've done two now, and there is endless possibilities. Love yours!

  10. How cute is that, what a great finished piece.

  11. Wonderful box. You did a great job.

  12. That's really lovely!

  13. I think this is really special, I can see where the inspiration has come from too! really yummy stuff

    be safe and creative in 2011

    Love Dawn xx

  14. I love the idea of taking the tags and using the ideas and techniques in the configurations boxes and you've made a fantastic piece of art. Thanks for showing all the details as well as the overall.
    Karen (ATT)

  15. Thank you so much for sharing your shadowbox Linda! It is absolutely gorgeous and I think the idea of building off the 12 tags idea is a very creative twist on that project!