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Username Post: Anybody 'Tag'ing (haha) Along With Mr. Holtz?        (Topic#1567425)
designguyKORY
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Heyyyyy everybody!

I was just wondering if anybody else was going to play along with The 12 Tags Of Christmas. I've been thinking about doing- I love tags, I love Christmas, and I love Tim Holtz, so I thought it would be fun.

I *know* that the point of it isn't to TOTALLY REPLICATE his tag, but I still wanted the 'Festive Greenery' Decorative Strip die- so I just got back from running out to an LSS on my lunch break to pick one up. A co-worker asked me to grab one for her, so I got to feel like a real big spender. Which (even tho she was paying me for it) kept me from spending even more money. Ummm. I don't know what I'm talkin about anymore.

So anybody else playing along? I can't wait to get out of here and get to my table!

-kory


 
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  • stick on 12-01-11 10:49 AM
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I'm definitely watching for some inspiration. I have to make some tags for presents (DH and I sort of compete with our tags for each other) so that may happen this weekend!


 
andrea m
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Just finished checking it out. Im going to try some tags this year. I really like to follow along just for the techniques.


 
aquabunny
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Ohh, is that Festive Greenery strip like the Autumn Gatherings one, that has all the leaves and acorns and twigs and things separate for you to arrange as you see fit! I really want that one!

(And from Sizzix's website I see that it is, but not really up my alley with its shapes. Which is okay!)

Though really they could have fit it all onto a Bigz die instead. No, I don't know what the benefit would be especially as I have more room in my decorative strips case than I do in my Bigz cases.


Edited by aquabunny on 12-01-11 11:40 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


 
designguyKORY
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I agree, I would much rather it all be on a Bigz. I likes them more.

-k


 
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I guess the benefit would be ability to cut through more awesome stuff due to the steel rule dies. Not to say that I don't have a ton of Sizzlit-style dies - I do, tons, eight and a half storage cases full (mostly alphabets, which I love!), plus the strips, and they really are easier to transport due to size and weight - but I like knowing I can cut thick stuff, and the thick dies just seem sturdier. A large Originals die would also be acceptable, of course. :P


 
Rosita
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In response to aquabunny

I find myself wanting the pinecone die.


 
MrsAnnieS
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I love that die! My DH got it for me along with several others of Tims that just came out and it is so much fun to play with-tons to do!

But yup I follow along with his tags every year, I try to do something similar using his techniques and then put them all in a sort of mini album for each year.

I don't always duplicate the tags, but some of them are just to darned fabulous not to!


 
Luvmyfam
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Intriguing. I don't need one more project though, but I may check this out.


Edited by Luvmyfam on 12-01-11 06:38 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


 
SandraB.
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I plan on giving them a try. Will have to go check it out after I'm done here.


 
Lunie
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  • Lunie on 12-01-11 07:03 PM
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I checked it out. OMG those Christmas distress ink colors are amazing. I just ordered them. Also, the festive greenery sizzlets (thanks, Kory). I swore I was done buying. Ok, this is for realz, this time. Not one more thing! Actually, to offset my indiscretion... I am going to return two things that I didn't open to M's. Ha ha M's... That's what you get for... (I'm not going to say it) ;0

Barbara


 
Kamananui
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I've been working on the first tag tonight. Everything is on my table drying. Can't wait to get it all assembled. Love Tim, absolutely love him. Sadly I don't have the festive greenery die, but it's certainly on my wish list.


 
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1. Barbara. Are you a compulsive returner? (Is that even a word?)

2. My LSS just posted a thingy on facebook inviting folks to come in and recreate Mr. Holtz's tag for 8 bucks. Um, no thanks. I'll recreate it in my own home for free. Weirdos.


 
Debby Lewis
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I've completed Day 1 Tag. I love the inspiration and techniques I learn from the 12 Tags of Christmas.


 
*jesse*
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Haven't been able to check out the tags yet, but that Festive Greenery die is killer.... dumb question, not familiar with those dies at all, are they compatible with Quickutz machines?


 
Lunie
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  • Lunie on 12-02-11 05:12 AM
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  • kelseymel Said:
1. Barbara. Are you a compulsive returner? (Is that even a word?)





Not sure but I keep all my receipts just in case.


 
dotfree
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In response to Lunie

The first two tags are fabulous. I have learned some new techniques just looking at TH's tutorial.


 
ASiverson
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I'm following along for inspiration and new techniques! Both are usually bountiful. Love his 12 Tags of Christmas. Happy Holidays All!


 
designguyKORY
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I had LOTS of fun, making my tag last night.

I'm having issues with my 'decorative strip' die, tho- I SWEAR I made the right 'sandwich,' but still it felt wayyyy too tight, and I'm surprised the thing didn't explode when I forced it thru the BigKick. Is there a trick to using those?!

-K


 
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  • stick on 12-02-11 10:50 AM
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I've never had a problem with the strip dies. What kind of paper were you using?


 
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