Tuesday, July 24, 2018

I Believe It's Time For Some Christmas!

Sara Emily Barker http://sarascloset1.blogspot.com/ Christmas Tag #timholtz #stampersanonymous #sizzixalterations #distress 1

Welcome! I'm so excited to get out my Christmas crafting goodies once again! I made this tag using lots of Tim Holtz goodies so I could play along with  the current Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. It's a Christmas in July blog hop, and if you haven't yet visited each of the designer's blogs, I would highly recommend it for some amazing Christmas inspiration!

Sara Emily Barker http://sarascloset1.blogspot.com/ Christmas Tag #timholtz #stampersanonymous #sizzixalterations #distress 2

 I applied crackle paste through a Tim Holtz Mini Layering stencil. let it dry and colored with Distress stains.

Sara Emily Barker http://sarascloset1.blogspot.com/ Christmas Tag #timholtz #stampersanonymous #sizzixalterations #distress 3

The crinkle ribbon was colored with Distress stain, and the Ideaology Snowflake Adornment is dusted with Distress Grit paste.

Sara Emily Barker http://sarascloset1.blogspot.com/ Christmas Tag #timholtz #stampersanonymous #sizzixalterations #distress 4

Believe is from the Handwritten Holidays die set, and I gave it a weathered rusty look with Distress Embossing Powder in Vintage Photo and Ground Espresso Distress ink.

Sara Emily Barker http://sarascloset1.blogspot.com/ Christmas Tag #timholtz #stampersanonymous #sizzixalterations #distress 5

I love this little deer from Tim's Winter Wonderland Thinlits die set alongside the Woodlands die cut tree.

Sara Emily Barker http://sarascloset1.blogspot.com/ Christmas Tag #timholtz #stampersanonymous #sizzixalterations #distress 6

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Too bad it's around 90 degrees and rainy outside!

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Thank you for your visit and for your lovely comments!
Hugs and Blessings!
Sara Emily


  1. I love this! The effect you achieved by putting the crackle paste through the mini tree stencil, genius! This really all came together so beautifully Sara Emily! xo xo

  2. So stunning, Sara Emily!! I love the crackled trees!! The deer is so beautiful!! I love the colors and design!! So gorgeous, my friend!! And thank you so much for playing along at Scrapy Land!! Have a great evening!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  3. This is a great Christmas make! I love that crackle paste through a stencil, it gives such a nice texture and adds so much interest. The die cuts look lovely, that tree is one I have had my eye on for a very long time and now I believe you have given it a much higher rank on the “wish list” with your festive tag! Thanks for sharing and good luck! I am hoping to be able to complete something, definitely inspired! xx

  4. Gorgeous Christmas tag.
    Thank you for joining us at Simon says Stamp Wednesday challenge.

  5. You always come up with the most wonderful ideas to use Tim's products. Love this tag!

  6. I'm so impressed by all the lovely "Christmas in July" stuff I'm seeing - I just can't seem to get "in the mood" to create for that season when it's 90 degrees out! (smile!) I LOVE this gorgeous tag you've created -- what a fun background! Your work is always amazing!
    Thanks so much for linking this up to the Cropstop Challenge this month!

  7. It's really so so beautiful SE! I totally love that background!

  8. It definitely is looking a bit like Christmas here. It will be 105 degrees F. here today, so not so much outside. The colors and elements give this an elegant style. Beautifully done. So glad you entered the Die Cut Divas' challenge for this month, "Anything but a Card".

  9. Fantastic Tag! I totally LOVE the texture!!! Thanks for playing along with us over at Die Cuttin' Divas!! :)

    Theresa (DCD DT)

  10. What a stunning tag!! I so love those crackled trees in the background Sara, and I love the colour and the design! hugs xx

  11. Your tag is beautiful, Sara Emily! I love your colors and those crackled trees! Simple but gorgeous. I hope you had an awesome vacation :-) Hugs!!

  12. https://welove2create.blogspot.com/ Thank you for sharing your wonderfull Christmas Tag, especially since it is soooo hot in Holland and your tag came at the right moment. Thank you for sharing with the Dt from We Love To Create, Hugs Terry xxx

  13. Beautiful creation, love the design! Thank you for sharing with us over at Scrapy Land. Hope to see you again.
    ~ DT Sherry x

  14. Gorgeous tag
    Thank you for sharing at Creative Artiste Mixed Media Challenges x

  15. beautiful card Sara, love the crackle layering stencil on the background, thank you so much for joining in the fun of the Christmas In July Blog Hop, hugs kath xxx

  16. Love the Crackle trees such a clever technique and such a festive tag Sara, so very vintage and so very cool, love it!

  17. Oh, this is beautiful!! Thanks so much for playing with us at Die Cuttin Divas. Hope to see you again soon :)

    michelle (Die Cuttin Divas DT)
    Purple Monkey Moments

  18. This is so pretty. Thank you for joining us at Creative Artiste Mixed Media Challenge Blog this month. Hope to see you again soon
    Lynda x


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