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Saturday, October 29, 2011

Note Cards ....

...or tags, with a message inside.

I thought I would try making a couple of fun note cards/tags to see how they turn out.  If you've got a stash of buttons then these note cards/tags might be something for you.  I used my Martha Stewart button and embossing punch but now I might just be shopping for some really interesting looking buttons instead.  I'll call these my prototypes.

Here is what I used for todays project, pretty simple.

Stampin Up Real Red and Crumb Cake cardstock
Jute Packaging Twine
Martha Stewart Button and Embossing Punch

Here are the note cards/tags

I thought they turned out pretty nice but I've got bigger plans now.  Using some of these note cards/tags for Christmas gifts, I think they'll be perfect!  I've purchased some kraft wrapping paper for this years gifts and I like to use old greenery pieces, pine cones, berries and whatever else I have to embellish.  I take them apart and attach the little pieces to gifts.  I can see a few of them finding their way to these note cards/tags too, can't you just picture it?

I'll put these note cards/tags aside for a week till I bring out the Christmas decorations, sort them and decorate.  Ya...I'm one of those, sorry!  I like to get them up and enjoy them for a couple of months.  Having worked in a Christmas store for all those years, we decorated in August so November seems late to me.  It's really whatever works for you.  Everyone has their own traditions and I have to admit that is the one thing I love about Christmas.  I love to hear what people remember most about their holidays and the traditions they follow today, if any.  Some old traditions and some new....these all get passed on for generations, it really is quite interesting!

I'm really getting exicted, not going to lie!

Wherever you are in your day, I hope you're enjoying it.
Wishing you many wonderful creations.



  1. Great cards - and why not put your Christmas decs up just as soon as you like indeed. They take so much doing it's good to have the fun of them for as long as possible. Di xx

  2. Lovely cards (I think I have that punch somewhere and never used it - oh shame **hangs head**)

    I love seeing decorations - I'll be getting my office ones up on 1st Dec (we're not allowed to do them earlier).

    Home ones will be a work in progress throughout the month of December as I fit them in around other things that will need doing.

    You mention traditions - my sister's birthday is in the middle of the summer so as children we had picnics & trips to the seaside to celebrate...however, with mine being just over a month before Christmas we couldn't do stuff like that so my treat was the trip out to choose the Christmas tree and the decorations went up the weekend nearest to my birthday.

    Enjoy your decorations. Toni xx


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