12 Days: Easy Blended Holiday Cards (and Giveaway!)

Jul 22, 2019Christmas & Winter Holiday Cards7 comments

12 Days: Easy Blended Holiday Cards (and Giveaway!)

Jul 22, 2019Christmas & Winter Holiday Cards7 comments

Making LOTS of cards this holiday season?

My eyes always bug out a bit when someone tells me that they need to make over 100 cards for the holidays! ARE. YOU. KIDDING? Of course, this declaration always comes around November when there’s no way they’ll finish and get them mailed. Today’s project is perfect if you have piles and piles of cards to make. You can stave off the boredom by changing up colors, and you can easily break up the work into manageable chunks. That way, you can tackle the project over a series of days, weeks, or even over a few months. And, you’ll still have all your cards done by Novemer.

Read on to find out how you can win this trio from me!

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You could win this set of cards!

I’m giving away prizes every day of 12 days – you’ll have all 12 days to sign up and leave comments for extra entries! The giveaway is open INTERNATIONALLY!

GIVEAWAY DETAILS: Fill out the Google form ONCE to be entered into all 12 daily giveaways and the grand prize (a $25 gift certificate to Scrapbook.com). https://forms.gle/t8tuiDDZwUUoq6tNA

Winners for each day’s prize and the grand prize will be selected at random using a random winner generator. EARN EXTRA ENTRIES by leaving comments on 12 Days You Tube videos and Blog Posts. Winners will be announced on YouTube and the blog on August 5th, 2019.

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My Project

This trio of cards was really fun to make. I actually had to stop myself because I wanted to explore making them in even more colors! (I might still do that…). I started off with the blue one as I was thinking about the few cards that I send out to people who don’t celebrate Christmas. I still like to send them a card during the season because I want them to know that I’m thinking about them!


The Technique & Design

I love that this card is easy and that it can be done up in any color combo. They may look really involved, but it’s just a bit of ink blending, stamping and then adding the gold ink accents. You’ll seriously be done with a pile of these before you know it!

I also love that this is one of those designs that can be batched. Work on one part during each sitting and you’ll have a pile of pieces ready for assembly in no time! Do all your ink blending one day, then stamping another, adding the gold on a third day. Then, cut your cardstock mats and finally, on day 5 (or 10 or whatever), assemble!

Don’t forget to leave a comment at the end of the post to qualify for my quarterly giveaway!

Project Tutorial Video

I’ve got a detailed look into today’s project. Save it in your Watch List over on YouTube so you have it handy when you’re ready to work on your cards for the year!

I’m giving away a set of these cards to one lucky winner, so be sure to stop over on YouTube and leave a comment for an extra entry! 

Comment to WIN!

Don’t forget to fill out the Giveaway Form and leave a comment here, and a comment over on YouTube for an extra entry to the giveaways. It is open internationally!

Don’t Forget about my monthly GIVEAWAY!

Every month, I give away a sweet surprise to one lucky commenter. So, don’t forget to leave a COMMENT on today’s post to enter!

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MFT: Stencils & Coordinating Supplies

MFT: Stencils & Coordinating Supplies

Welcome back for another My Favorite Things list!
Today’s list features stencils and products that work really well with them. I am in L-O-V-E with stencils.

For the 12 Days of Christmas in July (July 2019). Featuring Big & Bold Holidays stamps (scrapbook.com), Distress Oxides and Distress Inks. For more details including a process video, click through. #pmretreat #scrapbookcom #inkblending #christmascard #holidaycard #christmas #handmade #handstamped