Here in the UK, we often get 6" x 6" (15cm x 15cm) paper pads free with magazines, but the most common size of cheap card blank is A6 (approx 6" x 4" or 15cm x 10cm). So, you cut the paper down to size to mat and layer onto the front of your card and what do you do with all the patterned paper strips left over? Here's an idea...
N.B. If the paper colours are dark, I often lighten them with some white stamped snowflakes and make the stitching with a white Inkssentials pen.
I'll be sharing lots more of my Christmas cards with you over the next few weeks so hope to see you again soon. Maddy x
Entered for the following challenge:
Lawnscaping - Patterned Paper Craze
Ladybug Crafts - Pierce, Sew or Inky Stitch