Sunday, December 11, 2011

Day 11 Old Jolly Santa

Well, the 12 days of Christmas Tags are alnost over and here comes old jolly Santa!
I have these stamps and have been waiting to see how Tim used them.

I was having problems with my Suze melting pots. After 2 hours the pot was still not ready. So then,
I used my Ranger Heat Tool to shrink and cover the holly with UTEE.
Over on Ranger group, I was told if had the melting pot plugged in with other things it wouldn't work as well. Thank you Ellen from Holland.
Vic told me if I was using a new pan that was my problem. I removed the pan and added the UTEE to the melting pot and now it works perfect. Thank You Vic!!

My shrink plastic holly was made with a Sizzix "Leaves, Holly w/Berries" die. This die has a seperate vein down the center. Using plain paper you can really see the vein opening. But when shrink plastic shrinks it leaves a detail in the leaf that is unique.
I missed the photo of Tim placing white dabber under the leaves. And in the photos above you see a bit of white near the leaves, it's not on the tag.
I love the look you get when you add alcohol ink to clear stones. I bought my clear stones/bling at Hobby Lobby, you can buy them by the 100's and more in crafts.
The rest of the items on my tag were made using Tim Holtz, Stampers Anonymous and Ranger products.
See Tim's tag here:


Holly leaves die (Sizzix)

Christmas Memories stamp set #118 (Stampers Anonymous)

Glossy card stock (Ranger)

Melting pot (Ranger)

Craft sheet (Ranger)

Clear UTEE (Ranger)

Squeezers (personal stash)

Clear shrink plastic (personal stash)

Heat Tool (Ranger)

Adirondack Alcohol inks (Ranger)




*Red pepper

Ink applicator tool (Ranger)

Glossy Accents (Ranger)

Adirondack acrylic dabber (Ranger)

*Snow cap

Distress inks (Ranger)

*Winter Seasonal

*Broken china

*Faded jeans

*Chipped sapphire

*Fired Brick

*Walnut stain

*Peeled paint

Archival Black ink (Ranger)

Clear shrink plastic (personal stash)

Scissors (personal stash)

Manila 14 pt Heavy duty folder (Staples)

Tag and Bookplate dies (Tim Holtz/Sizzix)

Foam tape (personal stash)

Seam binding (Martha Stewart)

Bling (Hobby Lobby)


  1. Gosh these are all so beautiful, you certainly have a talent for making gorgeous tags. Hugs, Lori m

  2. Very nice...looks so much like Tim's...nice job!


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