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Cricut Joys of the Season Tag 12 Days of Christmas DAY ONE GIVE AWAY

Created with Cri-Kits gel pens & Stickles

Isn’t that a pretty tag?  I’m putting it on one of my daughter’s gifts…if I can’t finagle a way to get it on one of mine, LOL!  I used the Cri-Kits gel pens to help me make a colored outline on Stampin’ Up white vellum cardstock.

I used my Gypsy to help me hide and unhide different pieces of this image which is from the Joys of the Season Cricut cartridge.  With the red berries hidden, I used a green Cri-Kits gel pen to draw the leaves.  Next, I hid the leaves and showed the berries.  I then replaced the green Cri-Kits gel pen with the red one to draw the red berries.  After I was finished drawing, I replaced the gel pens with the Cricut blade.  I then cut only the outside of the ornament.  Ta Da!!

I used a vellum adhesive to attach the vellum to some textured foil paper.  The vellum adhesive I used didn’t do a good job of hiding the glue.  Oh well, next time I’ll use something else. 😉  I thought it would be pretty to use some Stickles glitter glue to fill in the lines I created with the Cri-Kits gel pens.  This is just another way the pens can be used.

I love that the Cri-kits gel pens can create pictures, words AND also create a color coded template for me to follow.  COOL!

Here are the things I used to create this tag.  Not shown are my Gypsy, Cricut, American Crafts foil cardstock and vellum cardstock.

On the 1st Day of Christmas Cri-Kits Gave To One Winner….

Cri-Kits has donated a GREAT prize of all four packs of Cri-Kits gel pens + 2 gel Swirl Pens AND a Cri-Kits holder to one lucky winner! To be eligible to win please leave a comment on this post.  The winner will be chosen by Random.org on December 13.

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  1. scrappingrandma says:

    these pens look great..Would love to play with them. Maybe make some tags like yours..it looks fantastic

  2. ljritchie says:

    What a beautiful tag!! I go to that website every few days or so and put them in my cart. –Sigh— and dream….

  3. loved your project…i loved how you used the pens and the put glitter on the drawings good thinking!!!and thanks for the oportunnity to win
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  4. Your ornament is really cute tfs. I would love to win these gel pens thanks for a chance!


  5. On the first day of Christmas I love your pretty tag! (if you sing that it sounds better!)

  6. What cute idea for a tag! Love that bling!!!!

  7. clairbear3 says:

    Love the tag! It gives me ideas on what to make for my tags…Thanks for sharing 🙂

  8. I just started to make my own tags for special gifts. I definately will scraplift this idea!!!! If you figure out how to have them on your own gifts you’ll have to let me know the secret!!!

  9. scottandcarr says:

    Another wonderful project, and AWESOME give-a-way!! Thanks, Joy! Hey…did you see the BIG (1 oz) bottles of Stickles at Michaels? They had a 3 pack on for 6.99 Black Friday, regular 11.99 I think.

  10. stoneware says:

    These are so on my Wish List!! I have one set of the Cricut markers and a set of the mini Sharpie Markers, but would love to have the Cri-Kits!

  11. I would really love to win those pens. I like whar all you can do with them. It was a neat idea you had with those pens. Keep up the great job that you do.

  12. I love the Cri-kit pens. They work like a charm!

  13. These gel pens are so neat, thanks for the chance to win

  14. What a cute tag! I havn’t used these pens yet but really would like to get some! Thanks!

  15. Lovely tag! Especially since it’s in my favorite colors – pink and green!
    I’ve never tried the Cri-kit pens, so thank you for a chance to win!

  16. winnielosie says:

    Hi Miss Joy am back from Arkansas. Thanks so much for getting my stamps to me before I left. I made a card the other day using the Yummy / Sweet Treats sent it out already. I love your tag its beautiful. Thanks so much for a chance to win a great giveaway.

  17. I actually like the effect that the vellum adhesive makes. Nice tag!

  18. Hi Joy – I love this idea! Thanks for the inspiration!

  19. sy3_smith says:

    That is so cute! I have to get some christmas carts!

  20. scrapbooknut67114 says:

    awesome tag!! Thanks for sharing your talents.

    Merry Christmas, everyone!

    scrapbooknut67114 at gmail dot com

  21. I have never even heard of these pens, or system. I have only cut with my cricut, nevr used a pen/marker. Looks awesome tho

  22. Joy, I did not know you could hide images with my Gypsy! I tell you I learn so much about my gypsy and cricut everytime I drop in. I can’t wait to see what is next.
    HO HO HO beth

  23. Oh joy, Joy, that would be awesome if I won this set on. . . . my daughter’s BD. 🙂

    Thanks for the chance to win!! 🙂

    p.s. your tag is gorgeous!!!

  24. Joy that tag is soo cute! It looks awesome. I cant wait to see all of the 12 days of Christmas!!!! You are always so creative I tell ya. lol

  25. myraggdyann says:

    Just got my Cricut yesterday and I’m so overwhelmed! Sure would like a chance to win these though!


  26. ksully4597 says:

    Simply beautiful! This is the second time I have seen someone use the Cri-Kits Gel Pens – they are now a MUST HAVE for me!

    Thank you for sharing!

  27. mirandese says:

    I love the doors that the cri-kit pens opens up. There are so many things that can be done with these pens. Great job joy!


  28. how neat, I am a newer user & would love to play with these! thanks, heather

  29. TNScrapbookingMom says:

    I have used the markers that Provo Craft makes and really enjoy them. I have been looking at the Cri-Kit pens for a few months and have decided that when I have a liitle extra cash that would be a purchase from my wishlist. Winning them would be a nice Christmas gift. I really enjoy watching your YouTube videos and reading your blogs. You have such creative ideas.

  30. Thanks Joy for such a great giveaway!! I love your site, it’s very inspiring!!

  31. pcrusberg says:

    Great tag Joy! Love that color combo. I keep seeing bakers twine everywhere. Maybe I better get some too. I hate to be left out. Thanks.

  32. Cute ornament, Joy! Thanks for the chance to win!

  33. Robinshiff says:

    Love your site. Just ordered the sentiment stamps. Thanks!!

  34. I can see this tag on each of my gift with two word:


    Thanks for sharing!

  35. Very cute! Thanks for the chance to win the gel pens!

  36. Card Diva says:

    Stunning tag. I just luv how you use the gel pens on the tag, too. Looks like I must get gel pens for my Cricut expression, too. Luv your videos, ideas & website. U rock, Joy.
    Thks for the chance to win the gel pens.



  37. bbcairlets says:

    Yaaaay day number one! I love getting inspiration from your awesome site. Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win!

  38. Super cute! Thx for bringing the christmas spirit in such a fun way! 🙂

  39. harleychickx2 says:

    What beautiful tags!

  40. Really pretty tags…and the gel pens look great..I don’t have these yet, but maybe Santa will put some in my stocking:)

  41. Very pretty! My Christmas list is overflowing with items because of ideas I got on JOYSLIFE! Thank you.

  42. jtaylor2004 says:

    Love the ornament. I was wondering how to use the Cri-Kuts! Thanks for sharing that great tip. Now I really want to win them. Thanks for the chance to win!

  43. What a great idea Joy love the crikits. You have neat ideas. Happy holiday love your 12 days of christmas.
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  44. very nice!!! I love the tags, hadn`t thought of doing that before but know I will be this year!

  45. LOve the tag. so pretty. great prizes. You never cease to amaze us!

  46. Cute tag! Using Stickles with the Cri-kits works so well! I haven’t tried The Cri-kits yet. Thanks for the chance to win some.

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