Sunday, December 13, 2015

Christmas Tag and Flat Cards for Mailing

Hi friends!  Is everyone ready for the holidays or getting a bit frantic like me in squeezing in enough time to make cards and everything else?  I always promise myself to start earlier to avoid the last minute crunch, but it never seems to work that way.  I think my New Year's resolution will be to make one Christmas card a month so I at least have some on hand.

First up today is a Christmas tag that I needed to put together quickly to get in the mail last week.  I began with a premade Martha Stewart tag and just embellished it.

All things used have been sitting in my stash for quite awhile.  The Noel stickers are from Jolee's, the rosette is from K&Co, and the star and rhinestones are from Michael's.  I used some red Stickles on the holly berries and added some ribbon and baker's twine to the top.

Next up are two cards that I needed to be flat enough for mailing internationally to cut down on the cost.  Both cards use a beautiful Sizzix die sentiment as the focal point.  The first card is made from an older line of K&Co glittered papers.  The snowflake stickers are Jolee's and the bird sticker is K&Co.  A piece of lace trim and Recollections silver and white twine finishes it off.

The last card was made with paper from The Paper Studio's Old World Winter line (love it).  I just added some red trim, rhinestones and stars as accents.

These two cards really came together quickly and were good for mailing without being bulky.  I do, however, love more dimension and frills on my cards!

Well, I better get back to crafting.  Time is running out!  I've been working on diecuts and glitter this weekend and having so much fun.  Thank you so much for stopping by at this busy time of year.  I appreciate the nice comments you leave.  Have a wonderful week ahead!


  1. Your tags and card are all so beautiful! I really love how you used the die-cutting.

  2. Patty: The diecut verse makes the cards, so visually appealing, along with the pretty papers and ribbon trims. I hadn't seen this one before! I like the tag you made as well.
    I have a friend in Sweden (we met in Florida) that I send cards to, and I know the cost of sending internationally is crazy....sometimes almost $5 just for a card if there is any sort of bow or other embellishment. Flat is the way to go.

  3. Your tag looks wonderful.. and the cards look fabuous. what a great die, it looks so good you dont need anything else on the card! and yes the days are getting closer to the big C!!

  4. Gorgeous tag Patty, I love that you made it out of things that have been hiding in your stash...I should really do that more often! Beautiful cards, love the colours and what a wonderful sentiment die! hugs :)

  5. Your cards and tag are all so adorable, Patty! Loving the little tree on the tag, and the added rosette and Noel letters are the prettiest touches. Wonderful cards, too. That die cut is so beautiful. Pretty papers and accents. Loving the ric-rac trim!

  6. Beautiful collection of projects Patty! Love the tag full of fun embellishments and the cards are so pretty!

  7. Beautiful cards and tag, Patty. I know what you mean about making cards to mail. So hard for me too as I love layering and adding pretty ribbons and bling!

  8. Gorgeous tag and love those Christmas cards with lovely die cuts! I know what you mean by adding more to a card for interest and dimension!:-) Take care and Happy Holidays!

  9. These are so gorgeous Patty!
    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your's.
    Hugs, Inger

  10. Very beautiful work! Yours sincerely -Peninia

    1. Thank you so much, Peninia. I appreciate you visiting my blog and your sweet comment.