If you aren't in the holiday spirit yet, today will definitely change that! We have some exciting festive and fun new products to share with you today! So cue the holiday music and let's get started!




The Holiday Tag Along kit contains everything you need to make gorgeous holiday tags that are deceptively easy!  Start with the tag base, which is great on its own, or mix and match it with the various patterned insert dies. Then choose your sentiment to stamp in the solid circlular that remains.  The coordinating stencils allow you to play around with different inking techniques, or pull out your embossing paste to create dimensional effects.  The patterned papers can be cut with just the tag base, or used in combination with the insert dies to cut lacy, colorful designs in a snap.  The festive baker’s twine and sequins offer the perfect finishing touches.  Of course all of the amazing tools in the kit can be used on cards as well!

Check out this short video that Betsy put together showcasing this amazing new kit!


Available for purchase September 15th. CLICK HERE for further product details.




Quickly create meaningful cards with these customizable quotes. This one focuses on a favorite holiday classic, perfect for adding to gift tags and more.


Available for purchase September 15th. CLICK HERE for further product details.


Now that I've made all of the formal introductions, let's get onto the projects!



Betsy Veldman is featuring the Holiday Tag Along Mini Kit.

I know, right? I bet you are studying every amazing detail of these tags and in awe of how all the pieces work together just like I am! From stamps to stencils, dies and pre-printed papers, you will have a BLAST playing with this kit!!! Betsy has thought out every element to perfection, you will be able to get so much mileage from this one set of products!


  • STAMPS: Holiday Tag Along mini kit
  • INK: New Leaf, Pure Poppy, Tropical Teal, True Black
  • PAPER: Printed tags from the Holiday Tag Along mini kit, watercolor paper
  • DIES: Holiday Tag Along mini kit
  • OTHER: Twine from the Holiday Tag Along kit


I am totally loving the watercolored backgrounds here mixed with the gold embossing. Such a great look, bold and trendy. These certainly would add a touch of fab to any wrapped packages!


  • STAMPS: Holiday Tag Along mini kit, Beautiful Berries: Winter
  • INK: Mint Julep, Raspberry Fizz, Royal Velvet, Tropical Teal, New Leaf, Orange Zest, Hibiscus Burst, Hawaiian Shores, Aqua Mist, Amethyst Allure, Versamark
  • PAPER: Fresh Snow Linen, Stamper’s Select White
  • DIES: Holiday Tag Along mini kit, Beautiful Berries: Winter
  • OTHER: stencils and sequins from the Holiday Tag Along kit, brayer, water/spray bottle, gold embossing powder, cream twine


How clever is Betsy and the way she used one of the smaller tag detail dies three times to fill a card front? This along opens up a whole new world of possibilities with the contents of this kit!


  • STAMPS: Holiday Tag Along mini kit, Beautiful Berries: Winter, Keep it Simple: Winter Wishes
  • INK: Pure Poppy, Scarlet Jewel, Aqua Mist, Stormy Sea
  • PAPER: Stamper’s Select White, Stormy Sea, Pure Poppy
  • DIES: Holiday Tag Along mini kit, Beautiful Berries: Winter
  • OTHER: ruler, pencil



Melissa Phillips is joining me today, featuring Quoted: Favorite Things.

This is one of my absolute favorite quotes from traditional holiday music and I was so excited to be able to design a set that captured the whimsy and joy in the words. Melissa used the set flawlessly with this gorgeous project. I love how she paired it up with the Mix & Mat: Berry Boughs die collection, it really is a perfect fit.


  • STAMPS: Quoted: Favorite Things
  • INK: Hibiscus Burst, Mint Julep, Vintage Jadeite, Spring Moss, and Raspberry Fizz
  • PAPER: Vintage Cream and Simply Chartreuse Bitty Big
  • DIES: Mix & Mat: Berry Boughs 
  • OTHER: Zig Clean Color Marker, Ranger Diamond Stickles, sequins, and jingle bell


My jaw was literally agape when I first peeked at this gorgeous tag. It it simple in design, but really has so many great design elements that capture your attention. The Beautiful Berries: Winter was as perfect pairing for these quotes and I love how Melissa showcased the quote on the Holiday Tag Along Kit die-cut tag.


  • STAMPS: Quoted: Favorite Things and Beautiful Berries: Winter
  • INK: Aqua Mist, Mint Julep, Ocean Tides, Simply Chartreuse, and Ripe Avocado
  • PAPER: Kraft and Vintage Cream
  • DIES: Beautiful Berries: Winter, Silver White Winters, Holiday Tag Along
  • OTHER: White embossing powder, baker's twine


The way Melissa tied the new Gift Card Cozy envelope shut with actual string to reflect the quote is just precious. And that tiny tag attached with a clothespin? Dying! There is so much to love about this project, from the sheet music detail to the stamped holly.


  • STAMPS: Quoted: Favorite Things and Brilliant Baubles
  • INK: Honey Nut, Pure Poppy, Fine Linen, Olive Twist, and Pinefeather
  • PAPER: Kraft and Vintage Cream
  • DIES: Gift Card Cozy, Brilliant Baubles
  • OTHER: Twine, clothespin, patterned paper



Laurie Schmidlin is joining me today, featuring .Cutaway Tags: Winter.

Soft and delicate are two terms that come to mind with this project. The watercolored touches on the die-cut Cutaway Tags: Winter is breathtaking. I also love how Laurie used the Mix & Mat: Berry Boughs dies here. Its a subtle look but adds a little something special to help highlight the tag in the center.


  • STAMPS: Cutaway Tags: Winter
  • INK: Hawaiian Shores, Versamark
  • PAPER: Stamper’s Select White, Watercolor Paper
  • DIES: Cutaway Tags: Winter, Mix & Mat: Berry Boughs
  • OTHER: Black Detail Embossing Powder, Fine White Glitter


All of us want as many options as possible when it come to the products we select to purchase, and Cutaway Tags: Winter stamp set can definitely work alone just as well as it does in conjunction with the tag die-cut. I love how Laurie added a lighter green watercolored background behind the holly. The bold red & white striped paper is a nice contrast to the softness of the holly too.


  • STAMPS: Cutaway Tags: Winter
  • INK: Green Parakeet, Ripe Avocado, Veramark
  • PAPER: Stamper’s Select White, Pure Poppy, Bitty Big: Pure Poppy, Watercolor Paper, Green Parakeet
  • DIES: Cutaway Tags: Winter, Wine Bottle Tag #2
  • OTHER: Black Detail embossing powder, Green Parakeet reinker, Christmas Red Stickles, Wooden Stars, String


This is one gift packaging project that would be cherished by the recipient for sure! All of the textures come together to really highlight the details of the tag die-cut. The classic plaid paper for the background is traditional yet stylish.


  • STAMPS: Cutaway Tags: Winter
  • INK: Kraft, Pinefeather, Bitty Big: Pinefeather
  • PAPER: Stamper’s Select White, Kraft, Pure Poppy, Green Parakeet
  • DIES: Cutaway Tags: Winter, Wine Bottle Tag #2, Berry Wreath Tag
  • OTHER: Flower, Clothespin, Twine, Burlap


I hope you have enjoyed all the creations that I have shared with you today!  So, what do you think of the amazing Holiday Tag Along Kit? Are you going to be adding the new Quoted sentiment to any of your holiday tags or cards this season? Do you have a favorite project from today's post?  We would love to hear your initial thoughts on everything we introduced!  Please leave a comment on this post to tell us what you think of the new products and you will be eligible to win big!


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You have until 7am EST, September 14th to leave your comment and be eligible to win.  Only one comment per person please.  One randomly selected winner will be announced on our September Release Winners Page before noon ET the same day.  Thank you for stopping by today and best of luck with the contest!





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