Sunday, December 17, 2017

12 Tags of Christmas - #12

Here is my project for the final week of 12 Tags of Christmas sponsored by The Funkie Junkie Boutique.

Linda created this fun tag full of vintage bits and pieces so I decided to make a card with a real vintage vibe.

My card is very, very simple though because I discovered that each of the very shabby cards I made earlier in this challenge cost me $1.80 each to mail.  This card is the first card for Christmas 2018 and I am determined to make all of them for next year so they can be sent with regular postage.

I started with some rusty red card stock (Recollections) for the blank and then added a panel of patterned paper that looks like vintage newspaper ads (Farm House Paper Company) that I immediately covered with more patterned paper (Graphic 45).

Next came a strip of burlap.  I added a snowflake cut from the Paper Snowflakes die (Tim Holtz) and then topped that with a Found Relatives - Occasions card (Tim Holtz)  I added some Christmas ephemera (Tim Holtz) and a Metallic Holiday Talk sticker (Tim Holtz).  Finally I added a loopy burlap string bow.

I definitely had fun participating in Linda's challenge for the first time and I will do it again if she has it but look for more simplicity and not so much dimension from me - unless I win a lottery, of course.


  1. This is gorgeous, love the red, white and sepia tones, such a great interpretation of Linda's original!

  2. love how you layered this together, definately a great vintage vibe. $1.80 each! oh my! I will learn from your mistake, thanks :) xo

  3. Here's proof that a card doesn't have to have be to thick to be beautiful! Great vintage colors and a super design! Cec, you are smart to start your cards early for 2018 and even more clever to make them flatter for regular postage. Shipping just to my family this year cost me the same I budgeted 2 gifts for! Merry Christmas to you and your family! Sending warm hugs!

  4. What a gorgeous and grande finale! This is a beautiful design and one to CASE indeed! Congrats on making it through each of the 12 tags, what fun! Happy New Year, Autumn (SewPaperPaint)

  5. This is wonderful, Cec. I don't think it is simple at all. Lots of great layers and fun embellishments. The white burlap and red twine are perfect. Great job on #12. I'm so pleased that you played along this year. I hope you and your family had a wonderful Christmas.



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