12 Days of Christmas 2016 *Day 1* Traditional Kraft Cards + Giveaway


Hi Crafters,
welcome to the 12 Days of Christmas 2016! This is my third year doing the series and it is something I look forward to doing all year. This year I don't exactly have 12 videos (more like 16 or 17) and lots of fun giveaways. If you're dying for more videos right away, you can refresh your memories with the 2015 and 2014 series. Today's card features products from Concord and 9th - a great new company that has beautiful stamps and dies. I used the O Christmas Tree to create this card.

This year, I am inspired by neutral colours and texture for my cards and I thought I would kick off day 1 with a card inspired by my gift wrapping theme this year. Although all my cards will be quite different from each other. I hope you find one you like.

I love changing up the cardstock to see the effect it has on the card itself. I changed between light and dark, neutral, natural tones for these two cards and they turned out great! I used two kinds of paper from My Favorite Things - Kraft and Natural Cardstock. I stamped the trees from the O Christmas Tree set using white pigment ink and after heat setting it, I stamped it slightly off center using Jellybean Green and Cranberry Cocktail.

For embellishments, I added some natural twine and some sparkle to the trees using my Wink of Stella Clear pen and mounted it on a card base.

Today's Giveaway:

GIVEAWAY: Lots of Blots Stamp set from Concord and 9th. This giveaway is sponsored by my blog/channel. Remember, when you are inspired by my creations, please click on the link to shop. I make a small commission at no cost to you that goes towards improving my blog and doing giveaways :) 

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  1. Really love the look on the natural paper background. Something about it really works with the little trees : )

  2. I love the neutral palette and the look of slightly off-setting the white. I'll be making about 65 cards this year for personal giving and another 4 or 5 for our church "cares network".

  3. lovely cards, I love kraft xmas cards, too! but I am a pretty earthy gal. can't wait to watch the video!


  4. love the cards.. I wouldn't have thought to use red for a tree.

  5. Your cards are awesome. I can't wait for your next ones!!

  6. Love these clean and simple cards.......the stamps used,the colors,the cardstock and the twine just compliment each other perfectly. I won't be making very many cards this year due to health issues.

  7. Love your videos!I make usually 50 or so XMAS cards and then a few New Year's cards as well.

  8. I like the look of these rustic little trees!

  9. I love the natural look, and you have nailed it perfectly.

  10. Gorgeous cards !! love the simple elegant look. Thanks for sharing.

  11. Love the way you
    stamped and off set
    the stamps. Very
    pretty and easy to
    Carla from Utah

  12. Love the card and the simplicity of this set.

  13. Awesome set of cards! Love your paper choices and the sweet tree stamps! So excited to enjoy your 12 Days of Christmas series!

  14. Loved to watch your video! Looking forward for the rest. We have to make 45 cards, starting next week, so much fun to do.

  15. Your cards are so cute. Seems like a great choice for multiples!

  16. Justine, I love your simplicity on these cards. They are beautiful! So far I have made 60 and need to make about 60 more... All for church friends, families and crafty friends, too :)

  17. Very pretty cards, I have yet to try stamping in white and then a color but I will! Nice giveaway!

  18. I love the simplicity and naturalness of the cardstock.

  19. love the kraft background - a little bit more of a rustic or country Christmas look. So cute!

  20. I usually make around 70 cards.

  21. Love these sweet and simple cards, both the light and dark neutrals! I usually make about 75 cards to send.


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