12 Days of Christmas – Day Eleven with Kendra – Comment to Win!

Welcome to Day Eleven of the 12 Days of Christmas Designer Series!   

The designers have put together 12 days of holiday ideas.   Our goal is to help you get ready!

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Hello YNS Fans!! Kendra here today to share some fun tags with you!!

I am absolutely in LOVE with all the lovely Panel Dies YNS has released!!

They make some super fun shaker cards!!!

Recently when working with one, I thought it would be fun to alter it a little instead of using the entire panel!  A great way to get a different look and get more uses from the panels!  I decided to use the Snowflake Panel Die for my tags today!

Depending on what you plan to do, run the entire panel die through your die cutter or just run a portion of it through:

I ran it both ways to show you! I’ll create 3 tags with the snowflake panel portions!!

Position the die cut panel in the paper cutter just below the stitched line the runs in the middle.

The stitching marks won’t be perfect as the stitching won’t run around the corner where you just cut like it does the other actual corner.  But you and I will be the only ones to notice!  Most people probably won’t even be able to tell!!

Trim along the stitching on the other three original sides, so there is the same amount of space by the stitching.

The right die cut is with the original sides yet and the left is after I trimmed!  To me it looks perfect!  Can’t even tell we altered a die!!

Now the new panel portion is ready to be used to create something fun!

As I mentioned before I thought it would be fun to use them to create some tags for Christmas gifts!!

So I grabbed the fun Bookmark/Tag Die Set!!

I found that the largest die in the set would work perfect for the tags, but the length is a little longer then I need.  So I ended up altering it a little bit.

First run it through the machine like normal.  Then take the snowflake panel, lay it on the bookmark where you intend to place it.  Be sure to keep the bookmark die snug to the two sides of the already die cut bookmark, then slide it to the desired length and run it through the machine again!

I just love being able to alter dies and getting more uses out of them!

Here is a look after it was run through again:

How cool!!

Now you can assemble your tags as you’d like!!

Here is a look at my three finished tags:

So fun!!  I can’t wait to add them to presents!!

 I used the  Stitched Ovals Die Set to die cut an oval to stamp the ‘Merry Christmas’ sentiment from the Be Jolly stamp set:

I also used the Merry and Bright stamp set to stamp snowflakes on my tag!

I used the adorable reindeer from the Be Jolly stamp set and coordinating Be Jolly Die Set for this fun tag:

I just love the joy of this reindeer!  Sure to put a smile on someone’s face!!  The fun ‘Holiday Happy Dance’ sentiment is also from the Be Jolly stamp set!

For this tag I wanted to just leave it clean and simple to really show off the fun shaker I created:

I hope I’ve inspired you to create some tags and look at your dies in a different way!  Plus, get as many uses out of them as you can!!

Have a lovely day!!   Don’t forget to leave a comment before you go.   Tomorrow is the last day of the series and Martha will be sharing another holiday idea with you.

Kendra

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69 Comments

  1. 1
    Kelly S says:

    What adorable tags! I love the peek a boo snow!

  2. 2
    Joyce Costa says:

    Love your tags. I may have to copy your idea. Thank you for posting them they are each beautiful. Joyce

  3. 3
    Alma Legere says:

    That is cool how she used the snowflakes panel die to make tags and the tags are so cute!

  4. 4

    Such beautiful tags! Love how you have used the snowflakes panel die 🙂

  5. 5
    Anita says:

    What a quick and sweet way to create some beautiful tags. 😍 I immediately fall in love with the reindeer! 💖 I am sure your beloved ones will be very happy with these tags, Kendra. 😘👏🎄

  6. 6
    Arianna Barbara says:

    Wow! Awesome tags!!! They’re so beautiful!!!

  7. 7
    Lucy E. says:

    These are such festive and pretty
    tags! I love how Kendra used the different
    dies to alter the die cut pieces.

  8. 8
    Isabelle says:

    This is an excellent idea ! I really love your tags (I love shaker cards, so of course, shaker tags…. !). The Be Jolly stamps set is so cute, it’s one of my favorite this year, and the little reindeer is the perfect critter for your creation.

  9. 9
    Debbie Hayslette says:

    Really cute tags!

  10. 10
    JenAA says:

    Wow, these present tags are a present – Lots of love and work! Thanks for sharing and inspiring! Very cool how you recreated the use of a Die!

  11. 11
    Karen T says:

    Kendra’s tags are soooo cute! I really like how you stretched your dies! Love the shakers and that fun reindeer doing the holiday happy dance!

  12. 12
    Marilyn says:

    Adorable tags!! Love the snowflake panels!

  13. 13
    Connie De says:

    Brilliant way to use the snowflake die!

  14. 14
    Helen says:

    What delightful tags–love the happy dance! Thanks for these tag ideas sharing another way to use the snowflake background die, too.

  15. 15
    Mary-Anne V. says:

    Kendra, you did a fabulous job of altering these dies. I really like how you created such a new look for them in these tags that are absolutely adorable and wonderful!

  16. 16
    renee milner says:

    Your tags are so fun and creative! The little reindeer one is especially cute–that’s the perfect sentiment for him 🙂

  17. 17
    Shelley says:

    Brilliant use of the background panel die! Love these tags.

  18. 18
    Becca Yahrling says:

    These are so pretty and such a creative way to use & alter a die.
    And I love that you made two of them shakers.

  19. 19
    F. Andre says:

    Awesome tags! Love the blue striped one. That grinning reindeer is one of the cutest images I’ve seen all year.

  20. 20
    Joyce Costa says:

    I really love how you made these so different. So creative. I’m think I’ll have to steal your ideas. Really love these. Thanks for sharing. Joyce Costa

  21. 21
    Sue LD says:

    Fun and festive shaker tags!

  22. 22
    Dee Earnshaw says:

    wow what a clever way of creating the background to these adorable tags. Thanks for the ideas:)

  23. 23
    Migdalia Rodriguez says:

    I love the beautiful bookmarks!! The snowflake background is very pretty! Fun idea!

  24. 24
    Danielle Dietz says:

    Super cute tags. Love the snowflake die!

  25. 25
    Debbie Rumpza says:

    Love your bookmarks! Dies add such a great detail touch to any project, don’t they?

  26. 26
    JAS42 says:

    i’ve always liked that reindeer with the extra-big smile, and the red plaid is unique for a tag but it actually gives it some umpfh. He always brings me a big smile. Love how these tags look.

  27. 27
    Lynda F says:

    I love plaid, that one has to be my favorite. Using the snowflake die on a tag is an awesome idea. Great job!

  28. 28
    Eileen R says:

    Fabulous tags and that reindeer doing the Holiday Happy Dance makes me smile every time!

  29. 29
    Leanne says:

    Pretty tags. Love snawflakes.

  30. 30
    Laura R says:

    These tags are adorable. I think I’m going to have to make some of my own today.

  31. 31
    Denise Bryant says:

    Love that snowflake die! Awesome effect! Great tags… love the grinning reindeer!

  32. 32
    Shirley N says:

    Oh I love your tags! I’ve been wanting to get the Bookmark/Tag set and now you convinced me!

  33. 33

    This is a great idea for some really cute tags! Love these!

  34. 34

    This is so gorgeous! Love that festive color palette too!

  35. 35
    Mary Holshouser says:

    Love the snowflakes.
    So often we agonize over a mistake
    that nobody but us will see or know
    is there. Recipients take in the
    big picture, not the flaws.
    thanks for sharing.

  36. 36
    Oliev says:

    Awesome tags!

  37. 37
    ionabunny says:

    These are fabulous and I love that cute deer. Hugz

  38. 38
    Ashlyn says:

    These tags are fantastic! Thanks for sharing a creative way to use the cover plate dies.

  39. 39
    Fikreta says:

    so very nice!
    great idea!

  40. 40
    Cynthia says:

    Really fun tags, Kendra!

  41. 41
    Von Marie Design says:

    Those are beautiful snowflake bookmarks!! I have a lot of readers in my family!!

  42. 42
    Chark says:

    fab idea–they turned out great!

  43. 43

    These are so cute!! And so fun with the shaker elements!

  44. 44
    Zajawka says:

    Fun and fab 🙂 Wonderful tags!

  45. 45

    What fun and cute tags! Creative way to use the snowflake panel die too! Thanks for sharing and happy holidays!

  46. 46
    Tracy A says:

    Great tags. I’m in love with the Snowflake Panel Die.

  47. 47
    Ruby Marchand says:

    LOVELY set of tags. THANKS for sharing them.

  48. 48

    What a lovely post with sweet creation!

  49. 49

    Oh wow they are super adorable!
    Love each image and the star background.
    Thanks for the inspiration.

  50. 50
    Marilyn Webb says:

    What a great idea, love the tags!

  51. 51

    So brilliant to use the bookmark die for a tag! These are lovely!!

  52. 52
    sharla~ says:

    These are so super cute!!

  53. 53
    Marjorie Dumontier says:

    Beautiful creations ! This panel die is just amazing ! margessw@icloud.com

  54. 54
    Suz Rose says:

    I am always cutting dies shorter, but I never thought to use panel dies in this way. Absolutely fantastic! Tags are one of my fave things as well 🙂

  55. 55

    What wonderful tags! I love that you got two out of one background die. So clever!

  56. 56
    Gilda (McStamper) says:

    Love your fabulous tags and your idea.. That reindeer is so cute and fun.

  57. 57

    What beautiful tags WOOHOO

  58. 58
    Michelle Seward says:

    Oh my goodness! I love this and can think of so many things to do with it!

  59. 59
    Carla Hundley says:

    Oh how cute these
    bookmark tags are!
    Carla from Utah

  60. 60
    Lucy Patrick says:

    Awww haha, how cute is Rudolph?!? I love these tags! XOX Lucy

  61. 61
    Pam L says:

    Always great to have tag ideas, thanks so much for sharing!

  62. 62
    Josmary flores says:

    I love tags and this die is so gorgeous

  63. 63

    What a creative way to use this die!!

  64. 64
    MichelleH says:

    Love these tags! Thanks for showing the ‘how’ so I can copy them. 🙂 I really like they’re dual purpose because my kids always need bookmarks and will use them for their new books.

  65. 65
    carol says:

    What a fabulous way to ‘stretch’ the snowflake die; you’ve transformed them into such delightful tags! Crushing over your reindeer; he’s very exuberant in sharing – and spreading – his festive spirit!
    ~carol

  66. 66
    Jen P says:

    So so cute! I also love the twist with the snowflake die! Fabulous!

  67. 67
    Katie Korsak says:

    I like the clever use of the snowflake panel die for these tags! So cute!

  68. 68
    Valerija says:

    Wonderful tags, love the die and the cute images.

  69. 69

    Amazing tags and great snowflakes.

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