Sweet Christmas Shaker Tag

It’s time for the 25 Days of Christmas Tags again! And today, the spotlight is on Heffy Doodle! So the team and I are joining Tracey McNeely, to show off some really lovely Christmas tags, all featuring Heffy Doodle products.

You know how much I love making interactive cards, so I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to turn my tag into a shaker. Isn’t it fun?

STAMPS

Mrs. Claus and her bakery are from the Santa’s Village stamp set. I pieced the sentiment on the front together using stamps from Whatcha Saying Now? and Ad-roar-able Lions. TO and FROM are stamped on the back, using stamps in Interactively Yours.

DIES

I cut Mrs. Claus out with the coordinating die. Then, I die cut the bakery scene with the solid tag in the Tag Along Dies. I cut another solid tag from acetate for my window, and one from red cardstock for the back layer (it adds color and hides the Copic bleed through). I used the same die to trim the outer edges of a stitched hillside, so it would line up perfectly when layered together. I cut the frame from red glitter cardstock, and a pair of white hole reinforcers using dies in the same tag set. The sentiment was trimmed down with dies in the More Strips of Ease set and the solid tag die for a perfect outer edge again. 

COLORING

As you can see, I’ve been practicing no-line coloring again. (I stamped out images from a dozen different sets in Warm Glow ink, and I’ve been Copic coloring them as time permits. You’ll probably be seeing no-line coloring from me for at least the next few cards). My trick for the black outline on the sign was to keep the stamp in my Misti, and after coloring the panel, I placed it back in the Misti and masked off the area around the sign on the stamp itself. Then, I was able to ink up just the sign and stamp on top. (Make sure to remove the masking paper on the stamp before stamping. I have ruined a project or two over the years by forgetting.) To avoid warping from heat embossing, I stamped all of the words with Shark Tooth White ink

ASSEMBLY

Assembly was easy. I glued the bakery scene to the solid red tag. Narrow Scor-Tape adhered the acetate to the glitter frame (double stick tape tends to hold acetate better than wet glue). The stitched hillside was sandwiched between thin strips of foam, then adhered to the scene. I added double thick foam tape around the rest of the perimeter (to match the height of the foam tape on the hillside). Before I attached the top window/frame, I taped clear thread to the back of Mrs. Claus and stuck it to the foam tape with a little slack in the line (this will allow her to wiggle around, but not tumble upside down). I added a sprinkle of clay embellishments that look like peppermints and gingerbread cookies too. Once the frame/window was attached, I glued the hole reinforcements in place, and tied on ribbon and twine. The sentiment on front was attached with foam tape.

I love the way this tag turned out. And I love that the sprinkles can hide behind the hillside layer until you shake it up; it’s a sweet surprise! (Not that they cooperated for the photo shoot…)

I’d love to know what you think of my tag. Let me know in the comments below. When you’re ready for more inspiration, head on over to Tracey’s blog to see! You can catch up on the previous days’ tags, as well as enter to win some fabulous prizes! 

Shameless plug in 3, 2, 1… This year, I’m sponsoring a prize too, so make sure to enter!

Thanks for stopping by today. For those of you in the US, I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving. I’ll be back after the holiday with more fun cards to share.

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  1. Thank you for your sponsorship and what a DARLING tag! Love the scene and that it’s a SHAKER!

  2. That is the cutest tag ever! I love the adorable scene you created there, it’s wonderful! Thanks for the inspiration!

  3. Great coloring and love those shaker items – I always love to see a shaker – TFS

  4. Love the idea of Mrs. Claus being able to “dance”.
    The scene is darling. Great shaker.
    thanks for sharing
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  5. This is delightful!

  6. I absolutely LOVE this sweet tag, and especially appreciate the video to show us how you made it. LOVE the glittery outer. Thanks for inspiring us all in the 25 Days of Christmas Tags and for showing off Heffy Doodle so creatively. I’m off to watch your video on this SWEET tag. I always need to learn new things.
    Blessings!

  7. Your mini scene is just darling, beautiful colouring.

  8. Great tag for those who make food gifts! I have a friend who would love it!

  9. Adorable shaker tag! Love the scene with the cute Mrs. Claus and her bakery! Beautiful coloring and super cute sprinkles!

  10. Lauryne Cunningham says:

    What a cute card- so fun and festive! I love the shaker bits and the glitter frame!

    • This tag is just too adorable with Mrs. Claus, the candy canes, peppermints and gingerbread cookies shaking around with her bakery in the background I just love everything about it you did an amazing job on it thanks for sharing

  11. This tag is just too adorable with Mrs. Claus, the candy canes, peppermints and gingerbread cookies shaking around with her bakery in the background I just love everything about it you did an amazing job on it thanks for sharing

  12. Those itty bitty gingerbread are so cute. I love the tag die. Your tag is great.

  13. Very darling. Wonderful detail in Mrs. C and the shaker bits are the cutest.

  14. I love the glitter frame! 💜 So pretty!

  15. This is the cutest! And you’ve chosen the perfect shaker elements

  16. Awww!!!! I’m melting down for the cuteness of this tag! The scene and your colouring are adorable!!! <3

  17. SO cute!!!

  18. The little teeny tiny gingerbread men are sooooo adorable and then shaken up with Mrs. Claus and candy….super super cute tag. Cant stop checking it out, at first I thought she was on a wobbler too. Are there lights in that window?

    • Thanks Carol! I had fun with this one. No lights. I thought about adding them, but I really wanted the shaker element, and if I had to hide the battery, it would have been a REALLY thick tag with all of the layers and foam tape 😁

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