Sunday, July 24, 2016

Quick Tag & Card

Hi there!  We are in the midst of a long heatwave as is most of the country.  I am counting down the days until cooler weather!

Most of us, I am sure, have the need to put together a quick tag or card to go along with a gift.  When short on time, I find it easy to resort to premade items.

First up is a tag I made using a precut Recollections tag.  It was very simple to just add flowers, a bow and a butterfly and it was ready to go.

The flowers are Prima, and the centers and butterfly are Recollections.  How quick is that!!

Next up is a card using stickers.  The pattern papers are Teresa Collins.  I used a Martha Stewart punch on the side of the floral paper and tucked a strip of Recollections lace underneath.  The birdcage, bird and butterfly are Jolee's.  The hello stickers are Making Memories, and the rhinestone swirl is Zva.

Again, all these items have been in my stash for awhile, so it is wonderful to make use of these.  I usually enjoy taking more time fussy cutting and other techniques to put a card or tag together but, sometimes, there just isn't enough time.

Enjoy the rest of the weekend.  If you are in areas experiencing the intense heat, do take it easy and stay cool.  Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to leave a comment.  I appreciate each of them.  Have a wonderful week ahead!


  1. Beautiful tag and card, Patty!! Such a pretty tag with the butterfly and flowers and your card is just lovely with the bird cage and lace border!!

  2. I admire that pre-cut Recollections tag (how useful). You have a knack for using the best embellishments! Crafting is a great way to stay out of the heat (we're cooling down here in Phoenix, today it's only going to be 109). :)

  3. Your tag is gorgeous and I really love that card too. The birds look so cute.

  4. Great way to use up your collections of embellishments and crafty items Patty and produce fabulous tags and cards xxx

  5. Oh I hope you can stay cool... The tag is so pretty, love the gorgeous flowers! And lovely card too..

  6. Oh a heatwave would be lovely here in Scotland......its heavy rain. A pretty floral tag and your card is stunning. I love the layers and choice of embellishments especially the birdcage.
    Have a nice week and I hope gets a little cooler for you.
    Julie x

  7. Aww, these are so sweet, Patty! I always love your soft, vintage designs, and super love that you are rocking the old stash here! That tag is fabulous. Love the mix of flowers and butterflies. And the pretty edging and trim on your card are fabulous, too. One small dent in the stash, and two beautiful projects completed!

  8. Both your creations are so pretty Patty. Butterflies and birds are my favorite elements to use in cards too.
    So glad I found your blog
    Do drop in when you can
    Dr Sonia

  9. Two beautiful creations Patty! I love your card, excellent use of stickers, and I love the little birdie flying over top of the bird cage! I'm really drawn to that gorgeous tag with the big butterfly in the background and those wonderful blossoms! What a summery treat!! Hope you are having good weather and enjoying your summer. hugs :)

  10. Patty, your work is lovely as ever! The tag is a burst of sweet summertime love. The butterfly is exquisite nestled among the pretty blooms. The tag itself is beautiful, too. Recollections has some gorgeous items, which you make even more prettier. Your card is equally stunning, filled with sweetness and softness. The design is beautiful and I adore the touches of sparkle. You are so talented, my friend. I am attempting another return to crafting and commenting... it seems I only manage one week before pain sets in too deeply. It is frustrating, but I am thankful to be visiting you today. :o)

    Hugs and blessings,

  11. Both projects are so pretty Patty! Love the tag full of blossoms! The birdcage on the card is beautiful!