Friday, 20 December 2019

* Gecko Galz: 24 Tags of Christmas

Happy Friday!

Over on the Gecko Galz blog we are celebrating the run up to Christmas with our 24 Tags of Christmas event. Each day DT members post a Christmas tag made using Gecko Galz products. If you leave a comment on the blog post or make a purchase you will be in the draw for a DAILY Gecko Galz gift!

What are you waiting for?

Here are my tags, featured on the blog today:

I made two vintage tags from recycled jar lids. 
The nice thing is they double up as tree decorations!

Having given the jar lids a good soak and scrub, I printed out the  images that I needed. I used manuscript music papers from the Christmas Carols collage set for the backgrounds and cut out circles, slightly larger than the lid, so that they would cover the entire interior surface.  The images I used are from Christmas Carols and Merry Little Christmas, but any images would work. I fussy cut them, edged them with Vintage Photo ink and popped them up on foam pads for a 3D look.

I pierced the rim of the jar lid with my pokey tool and threaded crochet ribbon through, knotting and glueing on the inside to hold it in place. I added the tinsel trim using Fabri-tac glue. Next I made the 'To and From' tag, on my computer, using sentiments from the Christmas Sayings stamp set. These were printed, die cut and edged in Fired Brick Distress Oxide, then glued to the top of the jar lid.

And there you have it - easy and duel-purposed, as well as a bit of recycling!

      Christmas Carols                     Merry Little Christmas          Christmas Sayings Stamps
A lot of the Christmas themed digitals, including stamp sets and paper packs are on offer at $1 until the end of December
Gecko Galz Etsy Store.
Also we have a Buy One Get One Free offer on. Plus super give aways if you make a larger purchase. Check out the newsletter for details.

I hope you'll find time to join our In Dreams Challenge where the Winner will get a 
$25 shopping spree 
at the Gecko Galz shop.


The only rule is that you must use at least one Gecko Galz product 
(this can be one of the freebies or, of course, you can buy at the Etsy store!) 
Also if you sign up for the Gecko Galz newsletter, you'll be able to claim a free collage sheet each month and get first claim on the weekly $1 deals!

Please pop over to the Gecko Galz blog to see the fabulous designs by the very talented DT.

We also have a friendly, Facebook group which we would love you to join! Come and show us your Gecko Galz makes.
We have 4 monthly challenges with collage sets as prizes for winners.
Do come and join us!

I have a second Gecko Galz blog post today - you can find it here.

I'll be back on January 1st with more Gecko Galz projects.

Here's all the info you need:
Thanks for stopping by today.

I'd like to play along in the following challenges:

The Sisterhood of Crafters Anything Christmas 22/12
Tag Tuesday Shabby Chic or Vintage 23/12
Lil Red Wagon #528 Any Winter Holiday 24/12
Paper Funday Challenges #12 AG 30/12
Creative Inspirations Festive Fun 31/12
A Vintage Journey Holly Jolly Christmas 02/01
Winter Wonderland AG 02/01
Crafty Gals Corner #202 Tis the Season 07/01
Not Just Cards  Dec AG 09/01 (2)

I'd really love some feedback :)      
I read and appreciate all your comments. 


  1. Very creative! Thank you for sharing with us at The Sisterhood of Crafters

  2. Fabulous recycling of your lids!!! Awesome work!

  3. Fabulous tags, so pretty, and a great recycling idea. Thanks so much for joining us at Tag Tuesday, much appreciated. Hugs, Valerie

  4. Lovely tags/ornaments and I love the Vintage images. Thanks for sharing with us at The Paper Funday Challenges. Donna - DT Member

  5. Hi Carole these tags are gorgeous. They are just so pretty. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  6. Wow, these ornaments are so beautiful - love it.

    Thanks for joining us @ Little Red Wagon and i hope to see you back again 2020. Merry Christmas.


  7. Great project! I'm loving all the sparkle. Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon.

  8. Your vintage tags are just lovely. They make very pretty ornaments. Thanks for taking the time to enter our challenge at Creative Inspirations this month and good luck, Jayne DT

  9. so pretty!
    🎅🎄 Happy Holidays! ⛄❄

  10. Beautiful Vintage tags..the images are delightful..
    Thank you for joining us at Tag Tuesday.
    Merry Christmas.x

  11. They are stunning! Thank you for joining us this week at
    Crafty Gals Corner Challenges .
    Scrapbookingmamaw {My Blog}
    Blessings! Jeanie Ellis, DT, Crafty Gals Corner

  12. Oh, what lovely little tag ornaments Carole! Your vintage images are beautiful inside the jar lids and framed with the wonderful gold trim! Thanks for joining us in the AVJ Challenge! Julia xx

  13. Carole, these are beautiful! I am amazing at what stunning pieces you have created out of jar lids.
    Hugs Monica

  14. gorgeous tags Kitty - what a great idea to recycle jar/bottle tops.
    Thanks so much for joining us for our End of Year Challenge at Winter Wonderland!
    We hope to see you again soon,
    Lou DT xo
    JemLou Productions

  15. Oh wow, absolutely gorgeous! I am always drawn to a circle tag and yours is just so so beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Tag Tuesday xx

  16. How cute and adorable. Love all the details of your lovely tags. Thanks for joining us at A Vintage Journey.


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