surprise tag winners…

hi bloggers… thanks for the kind comments and celebrating our final tags for the “12 tags of 2012”.  i wanted to share more holiday cheer with a photo of this tag we made at cha earlier this year as a make & take.  it was a favorite of mine so here are the directions for you to create one of your own if you want.  not only that, but simply for taking time to post a comment on the blog over the weekend, we chose a few random winners who will receive a kit for this tag with all of the supplies prepped and ready to go (just add your own ink and adhesive) as well as a printed instruction sheet to make it.  scroll to the bottom of the post to see if you’re a winner.  happy monday everyone…t!m

supplies: woodlands, mirrored, custom fasteners, tinsel twine, paper string, wire pin, paper stash/holidays past, crinkle ribbon, adage ticket, hinge clips, vial label, muse token, tissue tape, tiny attacher, distress ink, distress stain, archival ink, ink blending tool, rock candy dry stickles, collage glue stick, glossy accents, collage glue stick, word play die, cms048 festive sounds stamp, cms124 warehouse district stamp, paper distresser, scissors

step 1: stamp kraft tag with music notes and vial label with pointing finger using archival ink.
step 2: tear holiday paper stash into strips and adhere to tag using glue stick.
step 3: distress edges of tag with paper distresser to tatter.
step 4: ink tag, ticket, and stamped label with distress ink using ink blending tool.
step 5: adhere a piece of tissue tape along bottom of tag.
step 6: attach tinsel twine above tissue tape and attach adage ticket to top area of tag using tiny attacher.
step 7: adhere stamped pointing finger label over edge of ticket.
step 8: tie on muse token around tinsel twine using paper string.
step 9: die cut “joy” from mirrored using word play die and adhere to tag, glue gem for dot on “j”.
step 10: embellish tag with “25” created with a custom fastener and clip hinge clip along edge of tag.
step 11: color woodland wreath with distress stain or dilute distress reinker and blot to dry.
step 12: swipe a small amount of glossy accents over wreath with your finger and dust wreath with dry rock candy distress stickles.
step 13: secure wire pin around wreath and attach to tag using a piece of crinkle ribbon colored with distress stain.

congrats to our surprise winners (remember to email with your info right away to claim your prize)…

1.  Anita B says:  As always you are leaving me with some wonderful inspiration to incorporate in my scrapbooking this month and since you mentioned it, the remaining cards I have to make.  I for one prefer the 12 tags throughout the year, as I can play with each technique for a full month. In find my work is more creative that way. Thanks so much, enjoy your holiday season.

2.  Robin S says:  Oh, wow, there’s nothing like starting off December with your Christmas tags–gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!! I have to admit that as a long-time follower of your blog, I’m going to miss the 12 consecutive days of tags, but I’m sure it was hard for you during this very busy time.  So thank you SO much for keeping all the archives easily available to us. May all of your family and friends and coworkers have a happy, fun, and blessed holiday season.

3. Theresa B. says:  I always look forward to the first of the month for the latest new tag! LOVE THE TAGS!!

4. Nicie Ibarra says:  One word: BEAUTIFUL!!!!! Both tags are wonderful inspirations!!! Thank you for sharing all your talents with us and being such a great teacher!

5. Deborah M says: Awesome!!! Love both ideas that give great inspiration. Thank you SO MUCH for taking the time to do the 12 tags of 2012!!! Can’t wait to see wait ideas and goodies you come up with for 2013 for everyone to have fun with!

6. Cash Wall Browning-Smith says: AMAZING! Two tags with so many possibilities! While it may be bittersweet – thank you for sharing all year long!

7. Diane Young says: A whole year of inspiring tags. Thanks, Tim for sharing your creativity!

8. Frankie says: They’re both beautiful! I can’t wait to get busy making these — thanks for the inspiration!

9. Nancy B says: What a crafty Santa you are to give us two tags in one month. They are both wonderful tags! Thanks, Tim.

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  4. Sheree T says:

    Wonderful tag and… Congratulations to all of the lucky winners!!

  5. Gail Bales says:

    Love the surprise tag. So generous of you as always. Congratulations to all of the winners. Hope you all have a wonderful Christmas Tim!

  6. Arleen Morales says:

    Would love to make this tag. I hope I win.

  7. BARB T says:

    Congrats and happy holidays to the winners. Someday I shall see my name on the list of winners. I know I shall. I know I shall. I kno……..

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  9. Julie A. Shearer says:

    Beautiful tag ! Congrats to all the winners. Happy Holidays to all.

  10. Ina says:

    As always you make such cool things, Love you vintage style

  11. Amy G. says:

    Great tag! I’m going to try it myself. Congratulations to the winners!

  12. Nancy B says:

    What a good Christmas surprise! I’d love to win!

  13. AWESOME!! CONGRATS to the LUCKY winners!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

  14. Karen says:

    Congratulations to the winners! I hope they post what they make with their new goodies.

  15. Wendy T says:

    Love it! This is a favorite of mine from all year. Congratulations to all the winners!

  16. Nancy P says:

    Congrats to all the winners, but we are all really winners with all the joy you spread Tim. Thanks for all your tags this year and I really like this one too. Happy Holidays.

  17. wustaz says:

    thanks for the surprise tag…. I was having withdrawals not getting 12 tags of Christmas this year

  18. Janet Castle says:

    How fun for the winners to receive a kit to make your lovely tag!!!
    Congrats all you lucky ladies and gents…as the case may be!
    Paper Hugs,

  19. camcas says:

    love that mirror stuff!

  20. Karen G says:

    Oh how nice. Congrats winners!!
    Tim, you are always such a wonderful Santa!
    Merry Christmas to you.

  21. lorraine says:

    Merry Christmas and thank you for all that you do.

  22. Maureen Chandler says:

    Congrats to the winners – what a wonderful treat!!!

  23. Robin Parker says:

    Tim you are such an inspiration to me! I really enjoyed meeting you and Mario in Lady Lake this September. Thank you for sharing your creativity, I will always be a fan!


  24. Jackie H says:

    I really like this tag!

  25. Anne says:

    This is just as pretty as the other two. Thanks for keeping me inspired.

  26. tracy says:

    What a lovely gift for the winners! congrats to all 🙂 Just an idea T!m, but would it be worth packaging up similar kits for each of your 12 Tags for next year? I know myself that I would like to purchase a kit to make the same tag so that I have a reference to go back to when making a similar one next time round. I am not sure how postage etc. would go for us Aussies overseas, but it can be so hard to source some of your products, particularly in my state of Adelaide. Thanks for your time. Have a good one! Tracy from Adelaide

  27. Thank you for sharing your knowledge and creativity through the 12 tags of 2012. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed working on my tags and have learned so much. Most importantly, I’ve been able to improve my own designs by applying what I’ve learned through you. Have a Merry Christmas!

  28. Frankie says:

    Another beautiful tag! These Christmas tags always inspire me and make December feel so festive. Thanks so much Tim for sharing them!

  29. Lisa Byers says:

    Congratulations to all the winners!! They are going to have such a good time making those tags.

  30. Marte says:

    Thanks Tim!!! This tag is one of my favorites, love it. We still got 3 of 12 tags for Christmas.
    I also love the idea of doing the tags throughout the year so we have time to work on them. Another benefit is that I get tags that go with the other holidays to inspire my other projects throughout the year.

  31. Angele says:

    Can imagine why this is a favorite – suddenly I see a Christmas tree filled with tags in my mind….

  32. Jane M says:

    Thanks for all the inspiration this year! Even if I haven’t actually made any of the tags yet, I’ve definitely been inspired to BUY all the materials 😀 …. someday… I promise I’ll actually use them. Looking forward to more next year.

  33. Connie Pruitt says:

    What a great suprise for the winners.

  34. Annamarie says:

    Thank you for another wonderful year full of great ideas to make the mind wonder to what more can I do, or what would Tim do.
    Thank you and also thank you to all of the thousands of other crafters who share their skills/techniques with all of us. Happy Holidiays to all.

  35. Congrats, winners! Fabulous tag!

  36. virginie says:

    Hi Tim
    A really big THANK YOU for sharing your creativity!!!!! Everything is absolutely amazing, gorgeous!!!!!! I really like to discover your tags and other projects!!!!
    When will you come in France?? Please please please please!!!! 🙂

    (PS: sorry for my bad english, it’s been such a long time since I learned english at school. Thanks)

  37. Sue Kendrick says:

    That is another cool tag. Thanks for giving us more Christmas tags. I’m sending them for cards this year.

  38. Karen Wedding says:

    Congratulations to all the winners. I’m so glad you’ve started the 12 tags of Christmas. I was beginning to wonder if you were going to make some again this year. I can’t wait to see what’s next!

  39. BJ says:

    How cool is that – another tag for Christmas and I do believe I have more of the elements for this one so I guess I’ll be choosing to do this one. Oh and perhaps the other two as well, I just can’t resisit all your brilliant inspiration. Mega happy Christmas to you all and thanks so much for choosing my November tag I was overcome. BJ

  40. Helen says:

    congrats to all the winners!!

  41. Barbara Albrecht says:

    What a fun surprise for all the winners!! Congratulations!!

  42. Kim W. says:

    Congrats on your prize. It is one beautiful tag.

  43. Congratulations to the surprise winners…enjoy creating your tags!! Tim – you are so generous with your time, talent and treasure! Wishing you & Mario a joyous Christmas Season!!

  44. Anouk says:

    Congrats to the lucky winners. Last month my name was on the winnerslist, so I know what a joy it is to see your own name !!

  45. Nita Burkhart says:

    I am a Tim Holtz rookie. I am in awe of the creativity and artistry of these tags. They not only inspire, but warm the heart and fire the imagination.
    I am excited to begin my “Tim Holtz” tag adventure. Thank you for sharing your talents and great instruction.

  46. Melanie says:

    Love the stamped finger pointing label element and the texture & sparkle of the “Joy” tag! Thanks for the fun year of tags! And congratulations to the winners!

  47. Linda Woerth says:

    nice little bonus. thanks tim

  48. Janna says:

    T!m, These tags of December are a beautiful way to top off your year long tag treasures. This year, daily checking your social media entries has given me a sense of what is the latest and greatest in the colorful world of RANGER and beyond. Keep those pictures coming. Even though there are times my mouth waters, both physically and creatively…
    the food and samples are outta this world.I love that you honor those that follow with their own creativity inspired by you.
    Best of all… Most artists will answer questions about their art, but there are few that share it and educate like you do. There’s teacher in your blood! Thanks

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