Freebie! Xmas adage tickets

I was thinking earlier today that I liked the look of adage tickets, but that they were 1) overpriced for what they are, and 2) not exactly to my taste. I wanted ones that had Christmassy messsages so I could add a quick sentiment to my last-minute holiday cards and crafting, without a fussy background, so I could match them to my cards, and cheap - always cheap. It occurred to me that I could make my own, so I did.




These are the tickets I made, and I will tell you how I did it, so you can do it too.  First, I printed them out from the image I will be giving you in a bit.  I placed them in a tight grid, 40 tickets to a sheet of cardstock.  To get perforations between the individual tickets, I ran the sheet through my sewing machine UNTHREADED - that made the little holes.  then I took a regular sized circle hole punch and punched at the intersections of the tickets to get that ticket corner look (it's fast - you do 4 corners at once!).  Then I cut it into the strips you see here.

I printed these on white, with the thought that I could burnish them with distress inks for color, or even stamp or color them (picture candy stripes!)  I could also print them on any color or type of cardstock I wished.  Tickets are one of the few things that look really good on construction paper. 

However, for this card, I thought the plain white background looked very nice:


You may recognize the reindeer from papiersalat by janna.   Everything else is scraps.  I cut the layer circles freehand; it seems to go with the reindeer.
so, would you like the tickets to print yourself?  Here they are!  Just click to enlarge and save to your computer.
If you take them, and especially if you use them, please leave a comment!  I would love to see what you do with them. 

Challenges:
2 Sisters - T'was the night...
Allsorts - last minute projects
Digis with attitude - anything with a digi

Have fun!

Juliet Arrighi

37 comments:

Chris said...

Wow Juliet!! I love the ticket look too...you did a great job making these up. Thanks for sharing!

Gerri Herbst said...

These are fabulous. You did a great job.Thanks for sharing,

paperfun said...

The tickets are really great. Thank you for sharing them with everyone.

Love your card.

Thanks for joining us at Digi's With Attitude!

Mari

Vicky said...

cute card. Fantastic tickets Juliet, how clever :)

Debs said...

Super cute card and your tickets are fabulous.
Thanks for playing along with my Last Minute Christmas challenge at Allsorts this week.
Good luck.
Debs xx

Ellephantastic Cards and Crafts said...

Great card love the reindeer & the tickets. Thank you for playing along with Ellephantastic this time.
Hugs
Helen & Elle DT
x x x

Ildiko said...

Superb job thanks playing along with DD this week. Love the way your created yr own tickets.
hugs
Ildiko

Myrna said...

Juliet
This is a cute card and thanks for sharing your talent with us.
Myrna

Saskia said...

Great card, so funny!!

Lovely to see your work at Delicious Doodles Challenges! Thanks for joining us and good luck!

Sweet greetings, Saskia :)

Viv said...

Love your card! Cute reindeer.
Great idea with the tickets too, you're so clever!

Thanks for playing at Digi's With Attitude!
Viv :)

Posh Cat Crafts said...

Gorgeous card and thanks for sharing your ticket digi's
Thanks for joining us over on Ellephantastic
Hugs and Christmas Wishes
Tamara DT

Tammylee said...

The tickets are cute! This card is so cute! Thanks for playing along with us at Digi's With Attitude! Hope to see you again!

Also, just to let you know that I have Candy on my blog!
http://tammyleestampcorner.blogspot.com/2010/11/blog-candy-now.html

Tammylee

Susan said...

How'd you do this?!! lovely, thanks so much, AND I am so happy to have you among us for operation write home!
hugs,
Susan

Ps...great cards, and I love sleijke!

Teri said...

Super card hun!
Thank you for playing along with our Delicious Doodles challenge this week, and good luck!
Hugs,
Teri x

Shelly Hickox said...

You're a woman after my own heart! What a great idea! Your card is adorable and I really appreciate you sharing your tickets - can't wait to use them

LaVerne said...

Great card! Love those tickets-what a great idea!! Thanks

1CardCreator said...

Great card, thank you for sharing the tickets and the neat trick you used to make them. ~Diane

Shelly Schmidt said...

Oh Thank You! Love these and love the punching in the corner idea. I love your darling card and Congrats on winning over at Vicki Romaine's challenge too!

Pat Moore said...

Yhanks so much for sharing. They are great!!! ....Pat

Marcy said...

Oh, these tickets are super!!! Thank you!

li-marie said...

TFS these, they are great. Know what you mean about the price. Think they will look great on plain wrapping paper on the kids presents.

thanks again

Lisa
x

Teresa said...

Thank you---I like your card!

Marilou said...

Thank you so much for sharing these adorable tickets with us!

Terrie L said...

Thanks for sharing the tickets! I might still have a chance to make some last minute cards with them!

Jayne said...

These are great Julia, thank you.

GrammaR said...

Great tickets! Thank you for sharing them.

weva said...

Thank you!!!

Janna said...

The card is really cute, Juliet! Thanks for the tickets!

Hugs
Janna

Hazeyj said...

Thank you so much for sharing your tickets and your tips for printing etc ; just the 'ticket' for finishing last minute cards. Hazel x

Barbara said...

Thanks so much for sharing these tickets and how to design them with us. They are just perfect.

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Your card is creative, cute, and fun! Thank you for participating in the Digi's With Attitude! Challenge!

Lyn said...

Love your card, Juliet. It's adorable. Love that darling reindeer and tickets. Wonderful creativity and thanks for sharing it with the download. Can't wait to use them. Have the merriest Christmas....again with thanks.

Cindy in Wisconsin said...

Thanks for the great tickets!

Scrappy Rat said...

Thank you! These are really fun!

Cheryl said...

Fabulous! Thank you!

weva said...

Thank you!!

Jenée said...

Thank you so much for sharing your tickets. They are fun and perfect for those quick little sentiments.