It’s that time of year again. The Twelve Days of Christmas celebration started over at Kerri Bradford Studio yesterday. There’s a ton of good stuff happening over those twelve days. Fun ideas, giveaways, guests and the ever popular one-day only freebie! You never know what each day will bring, so you don’t want to miss a day!
I created two different projects for our celebration, and the first one is up today. I came across a cute wooden Christmas tree on Pinterest (original project can be seen HERE), and asked Kerri if she could create something similar as a cut file. I knew it would make a great design to use on Christmas cards, although I'm also picturing it being used to create a fun wall décor piece.
I knew I wanted to keep my cards fairly flat, so they would be easier to mail. I also love creating cards that can be mass produced, and this was one of those. I created eight of these cards in one sitting, two of each color.
I had some patterned papers in mind before I even started these card. I immediately thought of my stash of Basic Grey papers, as they have some great tone-on-tone patterns that I can never seem to part with. I think you all know my fondness for tone-on-tone papers :)
I chose a few papers in the colors you'll see in my home when it comes to decorating for the holidays. Green, red, pink, and aqua. I cut several sets from each color at once, cutting the dotted part of the tree from the patterned papers and the solid backsides from white cardstock.
For the base of my cards, I cut pieces of white cardstock just slightly smaller than my card and embossed them using a snowflake embossing folder. I spritzed each one with coordinating colors of misting spray, and did some machine stitching around the edges.
Then I started piecing together my trees. I started by adhering all of the dotted patterned paper pieces to the solid white cardstock pieces. I had cut the tree trunks from a black dotted patterned paper and once I adhered those to the card, I adhered the rest of the pieces and added a yellow star at the top.
For my sentiment, I die cut the word "joy", taken from Kerri's Just Because kit, from the same black patterned paper that I cut my tree trunks from. I used tiny alpha stickers, from Jillibean Soup and Lily Bee, to add the "christmas".