Thursday 17 November 2011

Three Minute Thursday - Tags til Christmas card

Good morning! It's Thursday and time for another in my weekly series of fast cards. Last week I received my lovely Tags til Christmas set which I bought for making tags for this year's Christmas presents and, while I was making tags, I thought how useful some of the images are for quick cards too. Today's fast card is the result of that thought! Come and have a look:

I used one of my favourite papers from the gorgeous Holly Berry Bouquet speciality range and attached it to a Chocolate Chip card base. I love the vintage feel of this paper and added to that feel by adding the Real Red satin ribbon to the top of the card and tying it into a large festive bow. All that was needed then was this tag from the Tags til Christmas set.

I liked the way the pine branch on the tag coordinated with the paper and by leaving off the 'to and from' and adding the merry Christmas sentiment from Season of Joy it makes a good focal point to the card. It would've taken a while to cut round the shape but happily there's a punch which does the job for me in a fraction of a second!

Look at all these lovely images in the Tags til Christmas set - and most of them coordinate with a punch to make your life really easy!

Supplies needed for this card:
Stamps: Tags til Christmas, Season of Joy
Ink: Wild Wasabi, Real Red, Chocolate Chip markers
Card stock: Chocolate Chip
Other: Holly Berry Bouquet speciality papers, Real Red satin ribbon, stamp-a-majig
I'd be delighted to order any of these supplies for you and I can have them delivered to your address in the UK. I am committed to providing excellent customer service and am always happy to help and advise. Just send me an email or give me a call on 01280 820593. 

Thank you for dropping in today and for all your lovely comments and emails. I so enjoy reading them and returning your visits. I've really appreciated all your get well wishes too - although I'm still suffering with this wretched cold! It seems that several of my electrical appliances have sensed weakness and given up - we're now without a printer (disaster!) and a dishwasher (oh the novelty of handwashing the dishes!) and I've just had to replace the kettle!

I'll be back tomorrow with more Christmas inspiration and I'll hope to see you then.



  1. Hi Vicky
    Sorry to hear you cold is lingering....
    Fabulous what you have done with this set never fail to amaze me .....Gorgeous....
    Hugs sylvie

  2. Vicky, love this card! I have everything I need to CASE this with except for the beautiful DP....sigh....I'll probably have to come up with something anyway as it's just so very pretty!

  3. Fabulous card Vicky, with gorgeous ribbon and papers.


  4. Well you've had your three things now, so that should be it for a while. No dishwasher though eek!. I love the DSP you have used, just as well I ordered some x

  5. Oh poor you on things breaking down i know how you feel it goes on and on also sorry you are still suffering get more hot toddys at least you will be merry even if not cured !!!!! Just love the quick card today just shows what you can do if you think about it thanks for sharing it Luv Sue x

  6. Gorgeous card Vicky.

    Your cold doesn't seem to have stopped your mojo!


  7. I sympathise with you Vicky, I've just had to replace a perfectly good washing machine which my hubby clogged iup by putting a non-wash door mat in when one of my dogs had been ill on it, only for all the backing to disintegrate. He did try to fix it, but damaged somthing in the machine and the repair would have cost almost as much as buying a new one.
    Love your card as always!
    Ann x

  8. Another lovely Christmas card -sorry about your run of bad luck and I hope you feel fitter soon - Jacqueline xx

  9. Beautiful card Vicky, it's a very useful stamp set that I was also tempted to buy:)
    Val x

  10. Gorgeous - I really like the chocolate brown base makes for a very rich and warm card, espeically with that magnificent bow!
    Tara x

  11. Oh dear Vicky your week sounds like mine last week....your card is beautiful and love the brown base card...


  12. Just so pretty Vicky despite it being a speedy make:) You've coloured matched with the designer paper perfectly! Had to just pause and answer the door and guess what my Stampin up goodies have quick was that!!!
    I'm well impressed :)
    Jenny x

  13. This is lovely, Vicky. I have the Four Frames punch so I may well invest in this set. I love what you've done with it.

  14. What a gorgeous Christmas make and in no time at all!

  15. That is a abulous stamp set Vicky and you have used it beautifully. The bow is amazing I do wish I coul do that !


  16. Your cards always look so perfect, Vicky. I love the paper on this one.
    Sorry to hear that your cold is lingering, and that you've had a bad week with electricals. I hope you had a great time on your daughters birthday:)

  17. Ahhh, the 'Tags Til Christmas'set ... I like it so much I have both the rubber stamp set AND the digital one. :-)
    Hope your new printer works great AND that you get a new dishwasher soon.
    Cheers, Karen

  18. This is so pretty! I don't have that paper, but I'm sure I can improvise and CASE this myself! Sorry to hear about your cold and your appliance troubles. Handwashing the dishes? Ugh!

  19. Another gorgeous card, so festive, and i love that backing paper.


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