Welcome! Today I have another Easy-to-Make, Easy-to-Mail card for you--with a couple of modifications. I used Papertrey Ink's Wonderful Words: Holiday stamp set and the coordinating Wonderful Words: Holiday die collection. I die-cut the merry and then glittered it. By the way, although I spent time cutting tiny little pieces of foam tape to bump that merry out, I saw a neat post by Lisa Johnson in which she mentioned die-cutting the foam tape too. Great idea--wish I'd thought of that!
For patterned papers I used PTI's Holiday Flourishes and Swirls. My biggest decision was where to put the word Christmas. I tried to line it up exactly under the m in merry, but I didn't like the y cutting into the s on Christmas. Finally I tried it overlapped on the m. Since they were about the same angle of slant, I thought it worked out pretty well there.
Simplifying for ETM
To streamline this card further for Easy-to-Make, Easy-to-Mail, you could leave the stitching off as well as the rusty jingle bell. The bow would probably be acceptable since it's seam binding and pretty thin. You could also use up a good bit of your patterned paper stash, mixing any two patterns that looked good together on your cards.
That's it for today. Thanks for stopping by!
P.S. In case you didn't see that I added the winner to the Forest Whimsy set below, here it is:
WINNER of the Forest Whimsy set is #65, Crystal B:
Thank you for playing along, and good luck off of Kim's and Amy's blogs as well!