Frilly & Funkie Tag

Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukah, and Happy New Year!  I'll be spending this next week with family and see you back here in 2017.


Frilly & Funkie Tag (Marjie Kemper Christmas tag)

This was originally posted in 2012. 

This is my last project as a design team member with Frilly and Funkie. I want to thank Linda Coughlin and all my Design Team buddies for their support, friendship, and encouragement over these last nine months.  I've loved being part of this team!


The current challenge (“Make it a Tag – Winter or Christmas”) is hosted by Terry.  I decided to make a jumbo pocket tag using Tim Holtz's Snowflake (Sizzix) On-the-Edge die.  I used the Snowflake Texture Fade to emboss my XL tags.  Tip: when  using text in a die, be careful.  Place your old book page upside down so the music is in the right direction when folded over as a flap.

Layered collage tag - Frilly & Funkie - Marjie Kemper

I used a few wintery stamps and lots of Tim's Idea-ology: Adage Tickets, Muse Token, Brads and Metal Corners.  A strip of Linda's white corrugated cardboard (colored with a light rub of Antique Linen and Vintage Photo Distress Inks) finishes it off.

Frilly & Funkie Tag with Tim HOltz on-the-edge Sizzix die (Marjie Kemper Christmas tag)

I used the Vintage Photo to highlight the raised snowflakes, too.  Please join us at Frilly and Funkie to see what the design team has created and then add your tag to the challenge… it's open through Christmas Day.

Embossed pocket tag (Marjie Kemper)

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  1. Machelle on February 4, 2017 at 5:56 am

    Love it!! Just, I’m so far behind. So much to learn!! <3

  2. Theresa Petermann on December 23, 2016 at 11:09 pm

    Merry Christmas Marjie. Signed up for your class as a Merry Christmas to me. Looking forward to spending some time with your creative process. thanks as always for sharing.

  3. Kay Wallace on December 23, 2016 at 9:48 pm

    If I were asked, I would have to say that my favorite art substrate would be a tag! I have never made a pocket tag, but after seeing this one, I definitely will. I hope you and your family have a wonderful holiday and a very Happy New Year@

  4. Anne R on December 23, 2016 at 7:46 am

    A really beautiful tag that is just as current today as it was in 2012! Wishing the compliments of the season to you and yours. Thanks for a wonderful year of inspiration! Hugs, Anne xx

  5. Anita Houston on December 21, 2016 at 2:55 pm

    What a gorgeous make to send off with!!! Merry Christmas to you and yours!

  6. butterfly on December 21, 2016 at 2:33 pm

    I just got very confused! Relieved to find it was a re-post… and so lovely to see this amazing tag again. Wishing you a peaceful and joyous festive season, and the same for 2017 (though it’s hard to imagine how!). I sent through an e-card a few days ago… have you found it?
    Alison x

  7. on March 29, 2013 at 7:51 am

    Great article. Ill return for more content!

  8. on March 29, 2013 at 7:50 am

    Good summary of the year- poor option for selection 1. It can be a mess. Let is hope for any greater 2010.

  9. on March 29, 2013 at 7:50 am

    uwwSIsO ha ha ha

  10. Marjie Kemper on January 3, 2013 at 9:07 am

    Thanks, Kathy!

  11. kathy on January 2, 2013 at 8:32 am

    This is so pretty… I LOVE the reindeer on the music… so pretty!

  12. Lisa Sackett on January 1, 2013 at 6:25 pm

    Most excellent tag! Yumalicious vintage. =)

  13. Barb Turpin on December 29, 2012 at 5:50 pm

    This is an incredible tag…love it!

  14. Theresa on December 29, 2012 at 4:52 pm

    Love the combo of the embossing folder and the die cuts of the snowflakes. All the tickets popping out of the pockets are a great way to embellish this great looking tag.

  15. wintonrosepapercreations on December 25, 2012 at 2:51 am

    Absolutely stunning and very vintage….thanks so much for sharing.

  16. Lynne Moncrieff on December 23, 2012 at 4:27 am

    The snowflakes create the most beautiful texture and that piece of music at the top is a gorgeous touch.
    What a stunning tag to share with us as your final DT creation.

  17. Sharon on December 21, 2012 at 11:06 am

    wow fantastic!

  18. Silvia on December 21, 2012 at 4:11 am

    A wonderful tag, great texture on it. Love how you’ve fixed the little tags.

  19. Anita Houston on December 20, 2012 at 4:49 pm

    Love you Marjie!!! Love this tag too!!! Best ever! The pocket full of goodies is marvelous! I love every vintagey bit!!! The snowflake trim, the ruffle, all amazing!!!!!

  20. Sandy Dehon on December 19, 2012 at 6:09 pm

    You sure are going out with a bang — your tag is fantastic!!! Everything about it is a song – I love it!! You will be missed

  21. Teresa Jaye on December 19, 2012 at 4:31 pm

    so gorgeous Marjie, love love love all the layers and grunge – just beautiful! You’ll be missed at Frilly and Funky – you had an awesome term with them!

  22. Barbara Ford on December 19, 2012 at 4:06 pm

    This is wonderful, but then, your work always is. Love these tones/colors. Very sophisticated!

  23. Kate on December 19, 2012 at 4:01 pm

    Oooo so pretty! Came together beautifully, Marjie. Love the variety of ways you have incorporated the snowflake. Gorgeously vintage!

  24. butterfly on December 19, 2012 at 3:53 pm

    Hard to imagine you won’t be at F&F any more… but since we get to play together at eP, and given I’m an avid follower anyway, it would be silly to say I’ll miss you, but I bet they will!!
    What a grand finale you’ve created too… an absolutely stunning tag – LOVE the musical snowflakes, and the gorgeous rich tones – completely love it!!
    Alison xx

  25. Annette G on December 19, 2012 at 2:57 pm

    This is a terrific tag and design Marjie. Have enjoyed seeing your DT samples very much. Happy Christmas, hugs Annette x

  26. Lynn Stevens on December 19, 2012 at 1:46 pm

    Well Marjie, Your sure going out with a bang! Such an awesome tag. Great texture and Love the sepia tones.
    I’m sure they will miss you and your creativity greatly!
    hugs Lynn

  27. Sandra on December 19, 2012 at 1:27 pm

    Ohh fabulous tag, Marjie! Saw that Tim pinned it, how great! What a beautiful project to end your amazing term with F&F! Love to see what you’re up to next! Hugs, Sandra

  28. Sue C on December 19, 2012 at 12:43 pm

    Gorgeous tag Marjie, love the texture and all the layered pieces in the pocket. It’s been great working with you and will visit often ! Sue C x

  29. Shelly Schmidt on December 19, 2012 at 12:05 pm

    Fabulous! Always love your inspiration!

  30. Lori on December 19, 2012 at 11:38 am

    Gorgeous Marjie! Love the brown tones, and the layers are fantastic!

  31. Carolyn Dube on December 19, 2012 at 11:29 am

    The words you chose sum up what I want for Christmas (well, and my gelli plate). Love how you have such great textures on all your layers!

  32. Julie Case on December 19, 2012 at 10:59 am

    Ooh, so pretty! Love the texture and the corregated cardboard! You’ve made it all come together so beautifully. Sorry to see you leave F & F. Looking forward to your future adventures :)

  33. Terry on December 19, 2012 at 9:01 am

    What a great vintage feel in this jumbo tag of Christmas goodness! Love all the embossing and the pocket is so clever! Marjie, I have loved being on a DT with you and I can’t wait to see where you go with all of this. Wherever you go, I know it will be amazing! Hugs!

  34. Michelle Webb on December 19, 2012 at 7:44 am

    Marjie those snowflakes look gorgeous, love the very vintage feel of the pocket tag. I really like those tickets mmmmmmmm. Michelle x

  35. kathy/NorthCarolina on December 19, 2012 at 7:38 am

    Going to miss seeing you on the F&F blog, Marjie! This pocket is wonderfully rich in both color and texture. Really like the “cuff” you created with the music paper.

  36. Jeeves on December 19, 2012 at 6:40 am


  37. Julie Tucker-Wolek on December 19, 2012 at 3:59 am

    Absolutely GORGEOUS!! I love love love love the tickets and all the snowflakes!!!

  38. Corrine on December 19, 2012 at 3:26 am

    Nicemway to end your nine month journey….I love the idea f an oversize tag! So pretty in it’s antique feel. xox

  39. Wanda Hentges on December 19, 2012 at 3:21 am


  40. fern cawley edwards on December 19, 2012 at 3:03 am

    So much to love about this, it’s all in the details and they are beautiful.

  41. Valerie-Jael on December 19, 2012 at 1:51 am

    Lovely piece, great textures and love the colour! Hugs, Valerie

  42. Astrid on December 19, 2012 at 12:25 am

    This is a fantastic tag Marjie, the snowflake texture is amazing and I just love all the other additions which you have managed to make into the most wonderful whole!! I have only just recently discovered the Frillie and Funkie Boutique and all the many different challenges. Really sorry you are going to leave the team, but I look forward to whatever else you will get up to!

  43. Buttons on December 18, 2012 at 11:23 pm

    What a way to end your brilliant term of office Marjie. This is sumptuous – an inspired design and some amazing texture. From someone who has taken an immense amount of pleasure in viewing your creations and untold inspiration from them too, I want to say a huge thank you for sharing your time, energy and talent with everyone. I’m sure you will be sorely missed from the F&F team, but I’ll be waiting to see what you get up to next. Have a wonderful Christmas, hugs Jenny xx