Thank you all for your suggestions relating to Christmas cards on this post...and the personal emails. Y'all are wonderful, you know.
A few weeks ago, I saw the small kraft bags in my neutral embellishment drawer and thought, "I need to do something with one of those." So I did.
Kraft and baker's twine are a match made in heaven. Add crisp white and lime, and you've got a truly happy combination!
To give the flimsy bag a bit of substance, I mounted it on a scrap of card stock slightly smaller than the bag. That way, I could pop it up on the card. In hindsight, I probably could have just used a bunch of dimensionals or some dimensional tape...the stiff card stock makes the bag hard to open for inserting the file card. Not impossible, just awkward.
I used scallop scissors to round the corners slightly for a more finished look.
This card was hand-presented to a friend at church who blessed me excessively after I helped her with a delightful problem...deciding how to handle/pick/make her daughter's wedding invitations! We decided that purchasing printed invitations was pretty economical and easy, and making them would cost about the same. I didn't do anything except consult! Seriously, that hardly warrants a hefty gift card to a craft store, but that's what she did.
stamps: Papertrey Floral Frenzy, Mega Mixed Messages, Signature Greetings
ink: SU green galore (off-stamped for lighter shade on the flowers), Memento dark cocoa
paper: Papertrey white
accessories: kraft bag (Michael's), dimensionals, baker's twine, Fiskar's tab punch, scallop scissors, mini scallop scissors (for trimming the kraft bag)