Who Wants A Peppermint Snowflake? A Mixed Media Christmas Tag

Peppermint

I have never been a huge fan of peppermint but around the Holidays it can be found in everything from Peppermint drinks, peppermint cookies, peppermint ice cream and wait for it…peppermint donuts. The donuts is taking it a bit far, in my opinion. I am a jelly and creme filled kinda girl. And the more filling the better!!
So when it comes to holiday baking I don’t include peppermint. Except when we decided to make some homemade chocolate pretzel bark to give as gifts this year. We did sprinkle the top with crushed candy canes and pretty holiday sprinkles.
Here are a few pictures of our baked items so far. Last evening, we made pretty chocolate crinkles. My hubby and I laughed about how they went into the oven looking ugly (compliments of my two helpers 😉 ) and came out looking like they had a makeover. I would definitely make these again with children as they are very forgiving. And tasty.

The second cookie is Oatmeal Chocolate Chip. I went grocery shopping this morning with a specific request from the hubby for fudge cookies. I came home instead with a container of rolled oats because I couldn’t remember if we had anymore and I needed it to make our sweet potato bake for Christmas Day. Hubby always complains I never have enough snacks in the house. I try to keep extra goodies out because I am on a specific meal plan without Gluten and sugar. Sweet things are pretty much my weakness. So, to get back to the hubby…he requested these cookies since we now have 3 containers of Rolled Oats.

Making The Tag

Inspiration

Yea! I made it to tag #12 at the 12 Tags of Christmas sponsored by The Funkie Junkie Boutique. Linda’s tag reminds me of a retro Christmas! Her beautiful argyle background, snowflakes and touches of red inspired my tag.

The Process

Again, I decided to re-purpose an old tag. I used a stencil with embossing powder and dripped some Brushed Pewter Distress Paint. It has been a while since my Tim Holtz snowflake rosette dies have been used so I dug them out and gave them some love! The bakers twine rolled up was a last minute idea. But doesn’t it remind you of peppermints? I would have done red for both but I couldn’t find anymore so red and gray it is. The JOFY tree from PaperArtsy is quickly becoming a favorite so I used it again as well.
Kate

Challenges Entered:

Tag #12: The Funkie Junkie

Craft Stamper: Anything Goes Stamping

STAMPlorations: Tags All About Christmas

Mixed Media Warriors: moodboard

Tag Tuesday: Christmas Memories

The Merry Christmas Challenge: Anything Christmas

The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge

Stamp and Stencils: It’s Beginning to Look A lot Like Christmas



19 thoughts on “Who Wants A Peppermint Snowflake? A Mixed Media Christmas Tag”

  • Love the tag and the wonderful dimension. Your baked goodies sound great, enjoy! Thanks so much for joining u at Tag Tuesday, much appreciated! Have a wonderful Christmas! Hugs, Valerie

  • An amazing tag Kate – so beautiful!
    I like peppermint but in our area there is nothing with peppermint around christmas –
    but I always buy a package of “After Eight” peppermint for myself for Christmas –
    I am the only one in the family who loves After Eight!
    I like all things British –
    Ginger, Peppermint, Orange-Marmelade… maybe I was British in an earlier life…lol.
    Very Merry Christmas!
    oxo
    Susi

  • You are making me hungry Kate. Love the title peppermint snowflake. I am not a huge peppermint fan but it still sounds yummy. And your cookies look delicious. 👍 hope you have a wonderful holiday ahead. I might try some of those crinkles too. Hugs erika

  • What wonderful bakes and tag! I smiled at all those rolled oats you have and the cookies you made look so delicious – yum! It’s a good job I’ve had some Christmas cake this morning …lol 😉. Your tag is so pretty and the baking twine was a great addition, it definitely reminds me of peppermints 😁. Season’s Greetings and may your Christmas be filled with love and joy! J 😊

  • Congratulations on completing your tags Kate! Woo hoo! I love the brown/red background and gorgeous use of the tree stamp. The yarn circles for your rosettes are brilliant. Another great creations, so inspiring! Wishing you and yours a Merry Christmas, Autumn

  • Great work finishing all 12 tags! This one’s a stunner! I love that bright red embossing and the yarn peppermints. I’m enjoying a little bit of homemade peppermint bark as I type. Good luck in the draw and have a Merry little Christmas! Hugs!

  • What a great accomplishment. This final tag is fabulous and I simply adore the peppermint snowflakes. The tree sets the tag off nicely, too.
    I’m not a huge peppermint fan, but I made peppermint scented soaps this year. Boy do they smell like peppermint! They won’t taste as good as your oatmeal cookies, but they smell good. I really need to bake some cookies, so I hope mine turn out as great as yours. They make my mouth water.
    I hope you have a fabulous Christmas, filled with love, peace, joy, and happiness.

  • I love your pretty tag with those fabulous peppermint snowflakes!!! Now I’m craving some peppermint ice cream! lol
    Happy Holidays!!!

  • Your cookies look delicious! And I love peppermint, but only in gum, hard candies and Peppermint Patties(my weakness), yes i agree, donuts? no way! heehee
    Youtag is just darling and I so love those peppermint swirls out of yarn- very clever!
    Merry Christmastime to you and your family Kate! Best wishes for 2018 as well!
    Hugs,Jackie “)

  • Beautiful! Love the peppermints! Thank you for stopping by and leaving some love on my blog. I always enjoy your art (in print too!) Happy Holidays and blessed new year!

  • Lovely looking Christmas bakery… and Peppermint Snowflakes sound like another goodie you should invent! Delightful tag – that JOFY tree and the wonderful festive colours – all delicious!
    Alison x

  • It sounds like you have all had a fabulous time over the holidays. The cookies look delicious. Compliments to the chefs. Fantastic tag. Wishing you and your family all the very best for 2018. Sending peppermint flavoured hugs, Flo x

  • How wonderful that you managed to finish all 12 tags .. and they are simply stunning!! I love this one! The candy cane type centers look fabulous on the rosettes and I adore the background!! Not a huge fan of peppermint myself either although I love After Dinner Mints. Your baked goods look yummo!!
    Wishing you and your family all the very best for 2018 and looking forward to seeing more of your fabulous creations this year!! hugs xx

  • Oh, wow, Kate! Sweet tags! So fun and original. I love the peppermint snowflakes and the lovely fancy bottom edge. Thanks for playing along at STAMPlorations TAGplorations December challenge. I hope that you’ll come back and play in our January challenge.

  • This is fantastic, Kate! Love the background and those fabulous rosette snowflakes. The die cut bottom is wonderful too. I’m delighted you played along this year. Sorry I’m running a little behind schedule with closing out the challenge. I’ll be back tonight with the winners post. I hope you and your family had a wonderful Christmas.
    Hugs,
    Linda

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