Wednesday, December 19, 2012

1 card, 4 tags, 1 technique

I was very intrigued by Melis` patchwork technique for this week`s Make It Monday at Papertrey Ink, especially when she pointed out that in cutting out four of each diecut from patterned paper, she could make four patchwork diecuts.

I thought this seemed like a great technique to try for making some tags. So, I took some Crate Paper patterned paper and ran four sheets of it through my Big Shot with my Tag Sale 7 die, and then assembled them to make four tags, which I stitched together.

I embellished the first two tags with my PTI Winter Snowglobe stamp set and dies. I had fun paper-piecing the little snowman and tree!



Even though I thought I was done making Christmas cards for the year, I decided to make one more.... It`s for one of the little girls who trains with us at taekwondo. She`d asked me if I would make her a Christmas card, because I "make the bestest cards." How could I say no to that? ;)

I decided to use one of the patchwork tags to make her a shaker card, again using my PTI Winter Snow Globe set. I tied the ribbon and mounted the tag on another piece of Crate Paper patterned paper and matted that with some PTI cardstock (new leaf).


Here's a close up of the little paper-piece shaker Santa.


Then, I got the idea to diecut a snowflake from the fourth patchwork tag and back it with a stamped PTI Snowflake Medley stamp. I added a sentiment from Fillable Frames 9.


Of course, this left me with a patchwork snowflake diecut, which seemed a shame to let go to waste, so I mounted it on another Tag Sale 7 diecut and added a to/from sentiment from PTI`s Holiday Tags 2012 set. This one is going to my secret Santa.



Thanks for looking!

10 comments:

Deb said...

Leigh, these are all fabulous! I love how you nailed this technique. Mmmm, more butter crunch. Can you tell that I am a fan?

Leah said...

These are all great! I really love the snowflake. I am looking forward to trying this technique out tonight:)

pamela said...

Heehehee... I totally recognize that pattern paper collection! It's the Peppermint collection... so happy to pick it up for a deal at HomeSense :D And the shaker tag... super fun... I've been obsessed with shakers lately!

Lyndal said...

FAB, FAB tags & cards Leigh - LOVE you little shaker especially :)

Jennifer K said...

I can't wait to try out Melissa's patchwork technique. Yours turned out super cute.

Stephanie said...

So sweet - love the designs & the colours :) Merry Christmas Leigh, thank you for all the inspiration you're provided me this past year x

Ingrid Danvers said...

Great card and tags, Leigh.

gardener said...

Well done. Love your creativity,

Alanna said...

These are just darling.

Kelly Griglione said...

Saw these on the Papertrey blog earlier this week ... LOVE them! Such fresh colors, and love that you patchworked the inverse image. Very creative!

Hope you and yours have a very Merry Christmas, Leigh!!