The 12 Cards of Christmas: Day 10 & 11

Hello and welcome back to day 10 and 11 of my holiday card series! We have had a few unexpected things come up so I haven’t been able to post on time the last couple days. Sorry about that!

Day 10’s card features a simple trick but one I always forget about – stamping onto dark or colored cardstock. I love the way the white and silver pigment inks *pop* off the blue paper to create a completely different look than the regular ink on white.

The wreath stamp is from Hero Arts; the berries, bow and sentiment from PTI’s Bells & Boughs. Both older sets. I don’t know why but sometimes it seems like I need to hold onto a stamp set for awhile (in this case a year or two!) before putting it to proper use. It just sits there and is admired on the shelf – what a shame! Does anyone else do that too?!

Here’s a set however that was just too good to leave sit – one that saw ink in the very same week it arrived! Wow, I know! This is day 11.

I am a sucker for all things nature inspired but especially animal mounts. We see deer all the time here (so often in fact one cracked my radiator just a few weeks back) so it’s not some sort of rare thing, just something that is striking.

Because this set of images looks so nice on it’s own, a CAS card seemed in order, with the help of a few Colorbox Premium Dye Inks. Gorgeous, vibrant color every time.

And that’s all for today. Will be back tomorrow with one final post!

Day 1: Vintage Christmas
Day 2: Non-traditional Christmas
Day 3: Masculine
Day 4: Spring Colors
Day 5: Plaid
Day6: Pink & Woodgrain
Day 7: Rainbow Colors
Day 8: Merry & Bright
Day 9: Embossed Dies

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The 12 Cards of Christmas: Day 8

Hello again! I’m back with day 8’s cards – this time a small set in traditional red and green. I pulled from a go-to design: the half doily with wrapped twine and glitter star. It’s a design that I use often when creating in a pinch because it looks nice, like some time was put into it, but it’s still super quick to whip out multiples in assembly line style. Do you have a go-to card design too?

And here’s a blurry close-up. Helpful I’m sure 🙂 It snowed all day long here in central Iowa, still snowing in fact, and that window of good light for taking photos just keeps shrinking!

Day 1: Vintage Christmas
Day 2: Non-traditional Christmas
Day 3: Masculine
Day 4: Spring Colors
Day 5: Plaid
Day6: Pink & Woodgrain
Day 7: Rainbow Colors

And don’t forget the giveaway! If you are interested leave a comment below and/or on the previous posts in this series, link up a project, like my FB page or anything else you can think of. :)

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.

Thank you so much for stopping in!

The 12 Cards of Christmas: Day 4

Hi there! I have another non-traditional colors card to share with you for day 4! This one has actually been posted here before (last December?), but I recently found it again and decided it’s one of my favorite cards ever. 🙂 Surely that’s worth 2 shares!

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Not one to invest too much in holiday specific product other than stamps and dies, I like to dig around in my stash to see what can be used for another purpose. A few snowflakes and festive stamped words (set from Pink by Design) keep the theme in check and the rest is just trimmings.

See the rest of the posts in this series below:

Day 1: Vintage Christmas
Day 2: Non-traditional Christmas
Day 3: Masculine

Well since I haven’t taken a photo of the prize box yet, I suppose I can tell you what’s in there: a Epson label printer with several cartridges of tape and ribbon, a Surfacez black inkpad from Colorbox, 3 stamp sets from Pink by Design, 4 magazines from Northridge publishing, a few Elle’s Studio goodies and a few more things that will fit into a large flat rate post box! Hooray!

If you are interested leave a comment below and/or on the previous posts in this series, link up a project, like my FB page or anything else you can think of. :)

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.

All the best,
Sabrina