Episode #41

December 18, 2020


Tag card






Metallic or foil paper

About The Episode

Episode archive posted on December 21, 2020

Episode #41 was just a very delightful night at the Wheel. Craft Roulette is just such a FUNN way to spend crafting and chatting with fellow paper craft loving FUNN friends. I love hearing from you and what I hear is you are enjoying our evenings together, too. As a matter of fact, I just love what Alana Sedano said in the comments about our time together,

“It almost made me feel like I’m socializing for real in person.”

I absolutely agree, Alana! We really appreciate having all of you in our Craft Roulette FUNN family.

ELLEN CARDMONKEY JARVIS came to the Guest Crafting rescue this week as we needed to help our scheduled Guest Crafter out. Thank you, so much, “Card”. Third time was the charm for us, I think, because we had a great time crafting together. Isn’t it just like a paper crafter to step up and help a friend? I really appreciate the camaraderie that is building around that crazy spinning wheel, and I’m so glad to have you among us. Thank you for making our evening special.


The Wheel sent us some great parameters for the show before Christmas. The submissions, as you will see below, sparkle and gleam with metallic or foil papers. It was nice to have a tree parameter, too, for one more week of Christmas trees! Primary colors (red, yellow, and blue) can all be combined for any color in the world, so, way to go, Wheel! How perfect for tag card to be the project, because what does every present need? A tag! Ellen wanted a pop-up card, but I think we all enjoyed what we got. Super FUNN parameters and you will love all the interpretations!


I anticipate how our viewers feel about the parameters, by how fast and how many submissions we get. This week we got submissions right away, so I think you liked what what the Wheel gave you!
The variety and quality of the cards is just remarkable. The gallery is FULL of inspiring ideas for us all! I just love all the shiny foil and metallic paper – so festive. The wide interpretation of “tag cards” is equally exciting. I love to watch your creativity! Thank you, contributors, for taking time the weekend before Christmas to create and share with us! Kiss your creative and beautiful brains!

You are invited to join the Craft Roulette Facebook group. We’ll feature many of these cute cards in the group this week, so you can encourage the contributor, share with your friends, and be inspired. Be sure to join us, but to be approved all the questions must be answered and you must agree to the rules. Thank you!

During this episode, you’ll learn….

  • about some really FUNN Christmas stories
  • what our viewers think about liver & onions
  • how many ways there are to “swink”
  • if I have snakes in my closet
  • a great tool for embossing multiple colors
  • how to save your fingers when heat embossing
  • how I cut a card for an open middle
  • and so much more – have FUNN!


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Special Christmas Craft Roulette Show


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Creativity comes from your experiences, thoughts, and ideas. The cards we get every week are  a beautiful personal expression of how you perceive the parameters. You amaze me. Thank you for being a part of our FUNN family of creativity!

We appreciate you all so much. Tis the season to rejoice in the Savior’s birth, the love He shared, and the love we enjoy. Thank you.

MERRY CHRISTMAS and we wish you a very Crafty Roulette New Year!

Ellen “Card Monkey” Jarvis

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Mary Gunn FUNN


Ellen “Card Monkey” Jarvis

Here is the project made during the show — it is passable. I wish I had pre-cut tags, and swinked a background. We’re our own harshest critics!
Ellen CardMonkey Jarvis
A set of three, each in the primary colors, and each featuring a removable tag for the recipient’s use.
Ellen CardMonkey Jarvis

Guest Contributors

Used tags I bound with paper for the card that I did not know how to use before and sparkly washi tape I was hoping to use up.
Heather Huang
New York
Metallic gold and red paper plus other reds and yellow gold strips behind a cut out tree shape. Navy blue greeting on tag with blue bakers twine
Jackie Muller
Whyalla, Australia
Palm trees from the middle East. Maggi and camel. Stocking tag.
Cris Pazmino
Perfect parameters for a Christmas card! Red foil, tag card, snow covered trees!
Bobbi MacPherson
All foil papers, all primary colors, gold tree, tag card! So fun!
Bobbi MacPherson
Blue, red and yellow, die cut white trees on hill and tag, silver on hill pocket, snowflake ribbon and sentiment!
Hildenell Vilchez
Deb Norman
The glitter paper snow doesn’t look as nice as in person! The star is my metallic feature!
Connie Schoenhofer
The leaves and the mats are Sapphire. I took the liberty of using a neutral for the tree trunk.
Sue Bruch
"Lookin' Pine" tag; the tree is made from a leaf/vine stamp and decorated with hole-punched circles from a piece of kitchen foil.
Patty Beck
Christmas tree tag card made with primary colour metallic card stock
Vicki Ruta
Essex, UK
Alessa Lemoine
Blended yellow and red on the background and then blue around the edges. The Happy Birthday is foil paper.
Brenda Gentry
Vicki Tillett
North Carolina
1 design = 2 very different cards! Used colored pencils on Kraft. Blended R&Y to get orange sky. Inside sentiment = "You are...beyond Awesome!"
Amy Ulen
Silver foil paper, tree die cut and embossing folder and red, blue, and golden yellow ;) stickles should cover all the parameters!
Mary Naber
Silver foil paper, tree die cut and embossing folder and red, blue, and golden yellow ;) stickles should cover all the parameters!
Mary Naber
Silver foil paper, tree die cut and embossing folder and red, blue, and golden yellow ;) stickles should cover all the parameters!
Mary Naber
I had to eat all the Chriatmas caramels out of the candy bowl for my foil paper i used in the flower centers.
Lena Marie
Had fun using my blending brushes for yellows over the blue trees. Love making tags!
Susan Murphy
This one done during live, and I still have Xmas on the brain! Kind of wonky, but so am I! Lol
Susan Murphy
Tree with red and yellow leaves, metallic washi tape on tag, three metallic pearls, red textured card base.
Kathy Hering
Simple fun fold with diagonal opening. One of my favorite tag punches. It will go to a friend’s son
Judy G.
Didn't have any foil paper so I made some with foil tape which I put behind the sentiment. Also played with my distress oxides.
Jacque Rippe
The outer layer of the card is silver foil. There's also a thin line of silver foil around the outer edge of the tag.
Sherri Bradley
I used washi tape in the background and a tag die with a tree cutout. I used a blue metallic paper tag as an accent.
Angela Steinhoff
I used primary colors for blending and then a bokeh technique. Cut the tag out and then used my misti to stamp on both the tag and background.
Angela Steinhoff
The primary colors made me think of my favorite series! This is my first ever slimline card. It's not exactly a tag card, but the card has a tag. This motivates me to work on my coloring skills. It was so fun to make!
Amy Ulen
Printed tree/sentiment on Joy with metallic pen. Distressed for interest. 2nd card because I used green on my first tree.
Sue Masoner
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