Tagged! Holiday tags using foil

Fellow crafters, don’t you agree?  Any holiday gift worth giving ought to, if possible, be wonderfully presented.  Last year’s tags were more exclaimed over than the gifts, honestly, so I am compelled to do it again.


A couple of nights ago, I finally got a few tags assembled for our far away family. I printed out my favorite holiday digi, the Power Poppy Gingerbread Family digital stamp set, colored the images with my copics, and then turned on my foiling machine.    Magic!  That photo above may look like cute gingerbread images foam mounted on tags (which they are…these are darn cute little cookies!) but the close up handling will, I think, get the oohs and aaahs I’m going for.



Capturing the shine in a photo is tough, but in person, these images just shine like crazy.  Very satisfying.

I also added white Ranger Enamel Accents as the white frosting and Glossy Accents over the candies on the house–which looks amazing over the foiled bits.  I die cut some small snowflakes from the Simon Says Stamp snow flurry set, which is my favorite new die for the winter season.  I may as well just leave it on my craft desk until spring!

The images are mounted on fancy paper under vellum  I used the largest of the Tim Holtz tag dies, which gives me plenty of room for a nice note on the back.

I’ll enter these tags in:

Power Poppy’s December challenge

The MaleRoom’s Challenge #75

Simon Says Stamp’s Monday challenge 


Simon Says Stamp’s Wednesday Challenge

And now, off to weekend activities . . . in our first snow of the season!

Author: Essie

Cardmaking and papercrafting hobbyist. Ink on fingers, glitter in hair.

11 thoughts on “Tagged! Holiday tags using foil”

  1. Awesome tags, Essie! The foiling adds so much gild and glitter to these and makes them extra special! You’ve added wonderful details to each one. Thanks so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge for our Icy Inspiration and sharing your awesome project! hugs, Maura

    1. Thank you so much, Maura! I’ve had my Minc machine for over a year, but I’m really only using it for the fourth or fifth time. I wonder what I was waiting for?!

  2. Gorgeous tags! So glad that you join the fun over Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Gift It” Challenge! Awesome details and design! Super work!

  3. How completely adorable are your sweet little tags Essie!! And you most certainly will get the oohs and ahhs again this year! LOVE the foiling and enamel accents!

    1. Oh, Tosh,thanks so much! It felt a little like I was gilding the lily as I put on enamel accents and glossy accents AFTER the foiling, but sometimes….especially with Power Poppy, more is … more! Glad you liked them! — Essie

    1. A belated thank you for your kind words Stacy! (Apologies for the delay–have had some email/blog disconnects I’m finally trying to solve (but I’d rathe make cards…))

  4. There will certainly be oh! and ah’s when the presents are received because of these fabulous shiny tags. Thank you for sharing your wonderful tags with us at The Male Room – Faith DT

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