A day or two ago I had a request left in the comment section of my post, and it so happened that I was already working on something that fit the request: "minimally layered, quickly assembled cards." This is for people who make a lot of cards, or don't have a lot of time to make those cards. I'm also trying to avoid (with a few exceptions) oddly sized envelopes and thick embellishments that generally require more postage. That doesn't mean that I'll skip the stitching, but you can always leave it off if you prefer. I'm adding a sidebar category for these and calling it Easy to Make, Easy to Mail. If I have added stitching or unnecessary layers, I will try to remember to post a no-frills alternative, but since I'm using these as my cards, you might have to indulge me a bit on those details. ;-)
First up today is a card made with Papertrey Ink's Bells and Boughs, Christmas Blessings, and the Woodgrain Impression Plate for the background. I also used a Double -Ended Banners die and the Bells & Boughs die collection. Cardstock is Rustic Cream, Kraft, and Pure Poppy. Ink is PTI Pure Poppy (a trial of the new ink!), and Adirondack Lettuce. I used a glue pen to add a sprinkling of glitter on the bells and popped them up with foam tape as well.
For a no-frills version, you could leave off the stitching and the Pure Poppy mat layer. You could also leave off the foam tape that I attached bells with, but for what it adds, it doesn't cost that much when you cut it into small pieces. It also flattens fairly well in the mail--unlike buttons. You could even skip the impression plate or use a piece of patterned paper as your background--you know, last year's collection that you just HAD to have, but didn't use much of? It's not getting any newer. . .
That's it for day one of Easy to Make, Easy to Mail. Thanks for stopping by!