The 12 Cards of Christmas: Day 1

Hello there and hoping you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! In honor of the holidays, I thought it might be fun to put together a card series to give motivation to anyone out there who is still needing to make their Christmas cards and, well, to help get a little extra use out of my own holiday product stash as well.

I’ll be posting a new card or holiday project each day for the next twelve days and there will be a big box of prizes for one lucky winner as well. Feel free to take inspiration, share your own creations in the link up tool below and cheer one another on as we all try to check off our holiday to-do lists this month!

First up is a card set created with some older product from Pink Paislee, Papertrey Ink and Prima – all my favorite P companies. Vintage Christmas is so very beautiful and is a hard style for me to replicate, but that doesn’t stop me from trying!

Since the paper was really stumping me, I chose to use it as a background and just stamp and layer bits and pieces over the top to continue the collage feel, a la Melissa Phillips. The inks are all from the Colorbox Decades line for Graphic 45, which have a nice antique look and the stamps are an oldie but goodie – Bells & Boughs from PTI.

Sometimes doubling up on cards when you have a lot to make is the way to go. Each one is still unique but using the same set of supplies (they’re already out and if you’re like me, spread all over your space) and a similar layout saves a lot of time.

So that’s it for the first post. And like I mentioned, there is a big box full of goodies (yet to be photographed) that I would like to send out to one of you as Christmas gift. If you are interested leave a comment below, link up a project, like my FB page or anything else you can think of. ๐Ÿ™‚

I’ll leave the linky up through Dec.24th – since we’ll all likely be working up to the last minute – and will choose a winner after Christmas.

Happy Holidays to you!


11 thoughts on “The 12 Cards of Christmas: Day 1

  1. I really like how your vintage-look cards turned out. The bright red flower is just the right touch for livening up the muted colors.

    Okay, I am VERY interested in your big box of surprises, so your challenge to do whatever I can think of for an entry is accepted! Ha.
    โค J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  2. Gorgeous cards ๐Ÿ™‚ the vintage look and whole design of these are fabulous ๐Ÿ™‚

    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Lols x x x

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